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the bill clinton factor. how will the former president impact his wife's campaign? and a bucket list for his best friend. a dog owner's final gifts. >> we just wanted to do somethininthat would be special for her in her last days. >> a&nouncer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the oveveight news. i'm jeff glor. saudi arabia cut ties with iran on sunday, ging iranian diplomats 48 hours to leave the kingdom. follows the storming of the saudi embassy in iran this weekend. these two middle east power players, saudi arabia dominated by sunni muslims and iran dominated by shiite muslims, are separated by the persian gulf and a religious divide that goeses back 1,400 years. but the rift appears to have reached a new and dangerous level. yesterday the saudis executed 47 people including a prominent shiite cleric.
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holly williams is in istanbul. >> reporter: saudi arabia's xecution of nimr al nimr has inflamed a centuries-old conflict between sunni and shiite muslili. saudi arabia severed diplomatic ties with shiite-dominated iran on sunday after an irate mob ransacked the saudi arabian embassy in the iranian capital tehran. [ yelling in foreign language ] 42 people wewe later arrested, though iran has now also named the street in honor of nimr al nimr. the country's supreme leader, the ayatollah ali khamenei said saudi arabia will face divine revenge. in indian kashmir police used tear gas and rubber bullets
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shiite cleric. in lebanon protesters also targeted the saudi embassy, heavily guarded by the army and police. saudi arabia is ruled by a sunni muslim monarchy. nimr al nimr demded equality for r iites and called foror peaceful protests during the arab spring. he was shot and arrested in 2012 and sentenced to death two years later for crimes including disobeying saudi arabia's rulers. the u.s. says it's worried the execution of nimr al nimr will exacerbate religious tenons. but t ff, saudi arabia is s unrepentant and says al nimr, along with the 46 other people it executed on saturda was put to death in accordance with islamic law. >> holly williams in istanbul. isis released a new video today claiming it shows the execution of five prisoners. isis had accused the men of spying for britain and syria.
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the video's not been independently verified but it does resemble past videos from isis. more now from kris van cleave in washington. >> reporter: the men believed to be syrian were shackled and dressed in jumpsuits. they reportedly claimed to be activiststsut were executed as s ses accused of installing cameras so the british could observe isis movements in its syrian stronghold raqqah, where coalition air strikes have pummeled islamic state positions. >> this is a message to david camero >> reporter:he video features a masked man who s saks english with a british accent, threatening the u.k. and its prime minister. >> and one day invade your land, whe we will rule by the shria. >> reporter: and comes just days after david cameron'n'new year video message promised to continue the battle against violent islamic extremists. >> i want us to be very clear. you will not defeat us. >> reporter: the video ends with a chililng appearance by a child in military fatigues,
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the gruesome video is the latest in a number of highly prododed violent propaganda messages aimed at the west and used as recruiting tools. its timing may be no coincidence. coming in the aftermath of isis defeat in the key iraqi city of ramadi, says michael morel, former deputy director of the cia and a cbs news contributor. >> i think this is a message to their supporters that they're still in the game after these series of defeats, particucurly ramadi. i think that's what this is all about. >> reporter: this purported isis video, jeff, is the first to feature an english speaker since jihadi john. he was a notorious executioner killed in a coalition air strike in november. >> kris van cleave, thank you. tonight an anti-government militia has taken over a federal ilding in burns, oren. they're threatening a deadly battle over ranchers' rights. several protesters were also part of an armed standoff in nevada in 2014. here's jennifer dowling of our
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the constitution. >> reporter: armed militia set up cp at the now here naonal wildlife refuge headquarters. they say to seize lnd the feferal government did n n have authority to purchase. >> the constitution. >> that building is the people's building. >> reporter: how long will you stay? >> along as is necessary. >> reporter: group leader bmmon bundy posted t ts facebook video earlier this week. >> this is not a time to stand down. it is the time to stand up and come to harney county. we need your help. >> reporter: yesterday at least 100 protesters showed up to support dwight hammond and his son steven. >> go hammond. >> yeah. >> reporter: the men were nvicted of arson aftft starting whahathey called controlled burns on their ranch in 2001 and 2006. they served time, but a judge recently ordered the twoack to prison for about four more years. >> don't know what to say. it just seems like a little overreach for having burned 127 acres. >> reporter: the two say the bundys don't speak for tm and they plan to surrender
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peacefully tomorrow. >> we're here to stata up for our brothers and sisters and show the world, show america that we stick together. >> reporter: the protest spread to the nearest wildlife rege. >> get out of here, you cowards! >> reporter: ammon's father cliven had his own dispute with federal officials over grazing permits in nevada in 2014. confrontation between militia members s d law enforcement. now ammon bubuy says the militiamen plan to occupy this wildlife refuge for years until harney county residents can claim their rights to the land. >> when government steps outside the bounds that the people have given it, that it is the duty of the people to put that government back in its place. >> reporter: it's unclear how many are in the militia group, but members say using weapons is not out of the question if authorities try to force them out. jeff? >> jennifer dowling, thank you. tomorrow, about 600 workers returno the office complex in san bernardino, california where
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in a terror attack. the conference building where the shootings took place during a holiday party will remain closed. the cbs overnight news will be right back. almost sixty million americans are affect by mental illness. together we can help them with threeeeimple words. my name is chris noth and i will listen. from maine to maui, thousands of high school students across the country are getting in on the action by volunteering in their communitieses chris young:g:ction teams of high school students are joining volunteers of america and major league baseball players to help train and inspire
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a town halalmeeting on reducing gun violence. starting monday in new hampshire form president bill clinton will begin stumping for his wife in key primary states. it is a big move for hillary clinton's campaign in a state where she trails bernie sanders. major garrett is in concord, new hampshire. major? >> reporter: jeff, when it comes to presidedeial surrogate politics, no one brings more to that's on the plus and negative side. on the positive side bill clinton has an entire repertoire of victories onear victories here in new hampshire, finishing a surprising second in 1992, helping propel hillary clinton to an upset victory in 2008. and he has a reputation in new hampshire of caring about the state and speaking to voters rectly and persuasively. all that will be put to hillary clinton's benefit in a tight race against bernie sanders. on the negative side there is bill clinton's past, which donald trump has made an issue, but many new hampshire democrats fought those battles out the ry first time in 1992, and they tell me if trump brings up those issues now it is likely to
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the clinlon family because they fought those wars ce before, helped bill l inton recover from them, and are ready, willing, and able to fight them again on behalf of hillary clinton. jeff? >> major garrett tonight in new hampshire. tonight many along the mississippi river still face flood threats. the river is expected to crest in the south over the next few days. meanwhile, states where the floods have receded are struggling to recover. david begnaud is in illinois. >> reporter: nearly 14,00000cres of alexander county, illinois are underwater tonight. 125 properties are flooded. others are surrounded like the home of jennifer corey and brandon dillo. >> this happened so fast. you don't have time to really get ready for it. >> r`porter: if they want to leave, they have to do it by boat. today they went out for pplies. there's not much in the house. the concrete is dry thanks to a levee they built that is eight feet high, and it's holding tonight. back in 2011 their home flooded after water overran the levee. that time it was five feet. they learned a lesson.
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if you refuse to leave, build it higher. this is our home. so we're staying here. >> reporter: so far nine deaths are confirmed in i iinois, 15 in missouri. in allenville, missouri sheriff john jordan boated over a bean field to check on residents. >> this is the rosresidence there. >> reporter: terry and his wife, wanda ross, e 2 of 32 people refusing to leave. >> really close. >> reporter: their he is now surrounded in water. >> you don't want somebody to come in and loot the rest of the stuff that you've worked your life for. >> reporter: downstream the army corps of engineers is confident a 3,500-mile levee stretching from southern missouri to the gulf of f xico will hold. it's 35 feet tall and 200 feet wide at the base. engineer derek smith. >> well, there's really two different kinds of levee systems.p up there is more of a levee system built for agriculture protection, and down here the level of protection is much higher. >> reporter: back here in alexander county, illinois i'm
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bigham home, whichs surrounded and the water is still rising jeff, the bigham family has put 25,000 sandbags and eight pumps around the property toeep it dry, and it's working. home. >> david begnaud, thank you very much. the west coast is bracing for a wild weather week. it's a wave of rain associated with el nino. beginning tonight, four storms are expected to bring drought relief but also potentially mudslides. an entire neighborhood evacuated by a gas leak gets more bad news outside los angeles. and a final salute to the
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right back. we have been following the story of a massive methane leak in california. it's in porter ranch, a neighborhood on the northern
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mireyaillareal reports neighbors are being told it may be months before they can gogo home. >> do you miss your r d house? >> yeah. >> reporter: 8-year-old nate sutterland is among hundreds of children forced out of their porter ranch homes by an odor they can't see but with effects so many have felt. his mother, christine. >> i've been nauseous. i've felt lethararc. my kids have had nose bleeds. they've had headaches. >> reporter: two schools have closed because of abnormally high levels of methane. but residents feel they're not getting enough answers about exposure. >> it's surreal. we are a living science experiment i believe. >> reporter: it was the same nightmare for brian and christine katz and their five children. >> i almlmt had my own parkingng place at the pediatrician's office, we were there so much. and i did everything i could. and i felt helpless. >> then the boys started asking me questions. is it safe? u know, there's only so much as a parent that you can keep telling them without lying. >> you have e 8 and a -year-old. how do you explain to them
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what's going on out there? >> somebody didn't maintain a gas field and now we've got a problem. they say, well, can we go home now? and we say, well, not yet. we'll be home soon. okay, well, when? >> do you miss your friends over there? >> yeah. we don't get to see our friends that often over here. since we're too far away. >> reporter: the katz family will now commute 40 miles each morning to attend their relocated school. >> we haven't been outside since october. our swing set have cobwebs. it's sad. >> reporter: their once thriving town now a ghost town. mireya villarreal, cbs news, porter ranch, california. up next here, the financial forecast for 2016.of ageless. age neutral. age defiant. age agnostic. olay is a purveyor of ageless. only the best 1% of ingredients make it into our products. for transformed skin without expensive brands or procedures. it's the ultimate beauty victoto.
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the markets open for 2016 tomorrowowoming off a 2% drop in the dow in 2015, the worst since 2008. so what's in store for the financial year ahead? from stocks to mortgages to gas prices.. cbs business news analyst jill schlesinger is here. jill, welcome back. we were talking about this. stocks weren't as bad as maybe it could have been this year. >> yeah. and it seemed d ful. and maybe if y y had some of the esoteric stuff, the emerging markets and commoditits, it was bad. but it wasn't a terrible year. for 2016 analysts are predicting a lot of the same. volatile, probably mid single digits if we're lucky. now, it's also a presidential
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year, and presidential years going back to 1948, we see a 6.1% increase in the stock market. that's compared to an 8.8% in other years. so maybe there's a lot of pressure on the market coming into the year. >> the fed raised rates for the first time in a long time. the 30-year mortgage actually went down. what happens next? >> so now we're hovering around 4%. a lot ofofeople saying that rates are probably going to inch up very slowly this year. that said, we've got some data about rents versus buying. and still, in about 58% of markets that realty track covers, they say renting is cheaper than buying. that could change in 2016. mortgage rates low. job market continuing to4 improve. wages increasing. we might see some more people flow into the housing market. that could be a good time to buy a house. >> we've had an extended holiday when it comes to gas prices. what's next there? >> well, it's amazing. 40-somethingngercent drop in 2014. another 30% drop last year. we see oil trading at about 37 bucks a barrel. we don't suspect it's going to be much worse. could go down in the 30s and
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test that. but for the next yeaeawe're looking at about consistent level of prices. gas prices set to average around $2.30 to $2.40. that would be a drop from last ar and pretty darn good news for consumers. >> jill, happy new year. thanks very mumu. >> hapap new year. dairy prices are expected to rise after blizzards last month in texas, oklahoma, and new mexico killed about 40,000 cows. farmers e still assessing the damage. losses are expected to rise. still ahead here, a
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inspiring comeback kid. at lea ten people were hurt during an off-road race in argentina after a mini cooper careened into a crowd. it happened during trials for the dakar rally, a 5,000-mile, 14-day race across the mountains and the deserts of argentina and bolivia. it was one of the most dramatic comebacks ever. and as jericka duncan reports, last night's alamo bowl featured an unlikely hero. >> taking a shot down the field! >> reporter: from m e very beginning it seemed like oregon's prayers were being answered. by the start of the second quarter they had a 27-0 lead on texaxachristian universityty tcu' struggles seemed obvious. two days before the alamo bowl their starting quarterback trevone boykin was arrested and
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charged with assaulting a police officer after a bar fit. so senior bram kohlhausen, a transfer who had never started a game in his career and who lost his ther to cancer in vember, was forced t tstep up. it wasn't until the second half that kohlhausen truly broke out of his shell and into college football glory. his teammates fed off his energy, mounting an imprprsive comeback, overcoming a 31-point deficit. at the end of the second overtime both teams were tied at 41. but kohlhausen scored on after, giving his teamam six-point lead. in the third overtime oregon's last-ditch effort fell short, sealing the game for tcu and their new footballero. kohlhausen dedicated the v vtory to boykin. >> this will be one i'll tell my grandkids. i mean, this is a night i never thought would ever happen. i hontly just decade it to tre. he's the one who s swed me how
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to play lili i did tonight. >> it was a remarkable finish from an unlikely player whose recent loss inspired him to play the best game of his life. jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. a memorial today for the woman known as the hug lady of fort hood, texas. before she died christmas eve elizabeth laird hugged about lf a million soldiererheading off totoar and returning homom today thousands turned out for her funeral and a final embrace. coming up, every dog has its day, but reyes is getting a bunch of them. chest paininlike there's a ton of weight on your chest. severe shortness of breath. unexplained nausea. cold sweats. there's an unusual tiredness and fatigue. there's unfamiliar dizziness or light-heaeadness. unusual pain in your back, neck, jaw, one or both arms, even your upper stomach, are signs you're having a heart attack. don't make*excuses. make the call to 9-1-1 immediately. learn more at womenshealth.gov/heartattack.
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while i was on a combat patrol in baqubah, iraq, a rocket-propelled grenade took my arm off at the shoulder. i was discharged from the army, and i've been working with the wounded warrior project since 2007. warriors, you don't have to be severely wounded to be with the wounded warrior project. we do have a lot of gu that have post-traumatic stress disorder. being able to share your story, i guess it kind of helps you wrap your mind around what did happen over there. my name is norbie, and yes, i do suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder,
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a dog in pennsylvania doesn't have long to live. so her owner is trying to give her as much joy as pososble. together they're working their way down a bucket list and sharing it all online. here's jamie yuccas. >> reporter: a arive through the car wash. swimming for the first time. >> nice job, honey. >> reporter: french fries at mcdonald's.
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with just months to live, this beagle-poodle mix is checking off an 81-item bucket list with her owner, todd burchanowski. reyewas diagnosed with lympmpma just before thanksgiving. >> it was the toughest day of my life. >> reporter: burchanowski is posting each adventure to facebook. some are simple. there's number 43, build a snowman. others are sweet. like number 66, take a relaxing bubble bath. and ones all dog owners can identify with. like number 12. watch a sunset with my best friend. why did you create the bucket list? >> we just wanted to do something that would be special for r r in her last days. >> reporter: it seems to be striking a chord with people from across the country, who write back with words of encouragement. the duo still needs to check off about 30 items. >> i try to, you know, give her
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nowadays. >> reporter: it's a journey no one really wants to take, especially with their best friend. jamie yuccas, cbs news, new york. that is the overnight news for this monday. for some of you the news continues. for others check bk with us a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning."
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york city, i'm jeff glor. >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the overnight news. i'm jeff glor. president obama is back at the white house after his two-week holiday in hawaii. at the top of his current agenda, gun control. the presidt says he's preparing a series of executive actions that would n n require congressional approval. chip reid reports. >> reporter: it was just after the mass shooting at an oregon community college in october
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that the president decided he had to take executive action on guns. he made the announcement in his weekly address, posted on the white house website. >> i directed my team at the white house to look into any new actions i can take to help reduce gun violence. and on monday i'll meet with our attorney general, loretta lynch, to discuss our options. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news those options include expanding ththdefinition of who is in the business of selling guns so that more gun sales trigger background checks and requiring enhanced reporting and tracking of lost and stolen guns. the president blames the republican congress for giving him no choice but to take unilateral action. >> we know we can't vtop every act lf violence. but what if we tried to stop evev one?
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what if congress did something, anything to protect our kids from gun violence? >> reporter: last month senate republicans blocked democratic proposals that would prevent people on the terror watch list from buying guns and require background checks for online g g purchases. meanwhile, somomstates are taking action on their own. in california a new gun control law that took effect yesterday allows judges to order the seizure of guns from people deemed dangerous by their own family or by law enforcement. texas, though, is going th other direction on gun control with a new law allowing guns to be carried openly in public places. the nra did not respond to our request for a comment. but when the details of the president's plan are announced, which cocod be as early as nexex week, the response from gun rights supporters is expected to be furious. 2016 brought a series of notable new laws to states from coast to coast.. here with a look, kris van cleave. >> reporter: the new year brings some good news for taxpayers in oklahoma and in massachusetts, where statincome taxes are dropping and minimum wage workers in more than a dozen states will get raises in 2016. but the most controversial new laws center around guns.
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in texas a new open carry w allows people with concealed weapon permits to wear a holstered gun in most public places. >> it's going to be a learning process. there's ing to be some growing pains at the beginning. i'm sure there will be some people that will be startled possibly by the sight of someone carrying openly. >> reporter: this as california tightens its gun laws, banning fiarms in or around scols even for holders of concealed weapons permrms. bb and pellet guns sold in the golden state will haveo be a bright color like pink tmake clear they are not real. in hawaii new sisis are posted warning of a first in the nation law raising the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. the law applies to cigarettes and electronic smoking devices. a second law there bs e-cigarettes in places where smoking is prohibited. >> our youth survey shows that a fourfold increase happened in public high school students who use e-cigarettes. from 5% in 2011 to 22% by 201515
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the first state to create an online registry of animal abusers for people who have been convicted of animal cruelty. state reprprentative daniel jernigan supported the measure. >> if you're going to pull a dog behind a truck, if you're going to burn a cat, if you're going to do severe animal cruelty, then there needs to be some cocoequences to your actctns. >> reporter: among other new laws taking place across the country, washington, d.c. has prohibited styrofoam food containers. california has banned drivers and bicyclists from wearg earbuds in both ears or resting them on thr ears, closing a legal loophole. and parents in north carolina can freeze their children's credit reports to prevent identity theft. elsewhere, illinois s starting a pipit program allowing f f what are essentially combination locks on certain prescription painkiller bottles. also, oregon and california became the first states to automatically register people to vote when they obtain or renew a driver's license. the republicic presidential contendede are strongly opposed to the president's gun control plans. john dickerson discussed the
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subject with gop front-runner nald trump on "face the nation." >> well, i don't like it. i don't like anything having to do with changing our second amendment. we have plenty of rules and regulations. there's plenty of things that they can do right now that are already there, they don't do them we have a trememdous mental health problem. we're closing places all over the world. all over the country they're closing. nobody's doing anything about that. all they want to do is blame the guns. and it's not the gun that pulls the trigger. so i don't like it. i don't like what he's doing. i think that he's looking to do executive orders to do something having to do with guns. >> background checks happen for normal gun purchases at a normal store. so his argument would be just do it here. it's this loophole, you want to make it the same everywhere. >> john, i'm going to have to take a look at it, but i don't like changing anything. right now they have plenty of rules and regulations and they should be looking at mental health. i mean, we should build like institutions for people that are sickos. we have sickos all over the place. and that's the problem. >> so you'd spend more money on that?
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>> here's the problem. i would dedenitely spend more money on that. here's the problbl. the bad guys are always going to get the guns. you can have all the restrictions you want. but the bad guys are always going to have the guns. >> let me ask you about executive orders in general. like them? don't like them? that the president uses them to go around congress. >> well, i don't like them. and our country wasn't based on executive orders. nobody really knew that we even had an executive order, such a thing. it's supposed to be you get along with congress and you cajole and you go back and forth and everybody gets in a room and we end up with deals. and there's compromise and lots of other things. but you end up with deals. here's a guy just goes -- he's given up on the process and he just goes and signs executive orders on everything. >> so if you were president -- you seem like the kind of guy who if you were president you would use an executive order or two. >> i will say this. there's a lot of precedent based on what he's doing. now, some have been -- his executive order on the border amazingly the courts actually took that back a step and did something that was very surprpsing, is they did thth right thing. so that maybe that one. but i would be rescinding a lot
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of executive orders that he's done. i mean, he just -- the one thing good about executive orders, the new president he comes in, boom, first day, first hour, first minute you can rescind them. >> let me ask you about a video that's been put out by al shabab. this is an isis-affiliated terror group. and in the video they use you, donald trump, a clip. >> donald j. trump is calling ror a total and comple shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what [ bleep ] is going on. >> then the video goes on and says "the west will eventually turn against its muslim m citizens." they're saying to muslims either you join jihad or leave the united states because of what mr. trump is proposing. >> look, there's a problem. i bring it up. other people have called me and they say you have guts to brg it up because frankly it's true. but nobody wants to get involved.
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people that are on different persuasions than me right now, john, are saying you know, maybe trump isist wrong. we want to examine it. there's a lot of bad stuff going on. i'm watching the news tonight, actually. cbs. and so many of the elements. you look at germany. you look at brussels. you look -- all over the world they're shutting down cities that never had a problem before. they're shutting down countries that never had a problem before. you look at paris, what happened. you look at california, what happened. john, maybe it's not politically correct. there's a big problem out there. and we have to solve the problem. >> the cbs overnight news will be right back.a mouthbre how can anyone sleep like that? well, just put on a breathe right strip and pow! it instantly opens your nose up to 38% more than cold medicine alone. so you can breathe and sleep. shut your mouth and say goodnight mouthbreathers.
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same time a year ago. women's apparel and furniture led the way. sales in both sectors were up more than 10% nationwide. >> people are just out shopping. >> reporter: david sabel runs mattttss and furniture supercenter in tampa. he's keeping his store open on new year's day after having a record-breaking holiday sales season. >> from black friday until now our sales haha been up 65% compared to last year. and it is the highest increase i've ever experienced. >> reporter: and rising spending in the furniture business shows the u.s. economymys strengthening. says sarah quinlan, senior vp at mastercard advisers. >> the furniture is more important cause that really shows sustained confidence. i'm buying that sofa and i'm investininand i'm saying that t have confidence, i'm going to hold on to my job, get bonused and be able to pay off these purchases. >> reporter: there were some surprising dips in buying trends this time e ound.
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electronics were both down. but quinlan says it's no cause for concerer >> this was a tremendous year for the economy in the united states as reflected in retail sales, which really does reflect the entire economy. which real bodes well for the new year. >> reporter: and a couple ofof other factors driving the spending surge -- cheap gas and e-commerce. online shopping is up 20%, and elaine, consumers, they're spending roughly a aut 75 cents of every dollar saved at the gas pump. uber is looking to expand in china. but the company faces both legal hurdles and local competition. seth doane has m me. >> reporter: with the smog and traffic to prove it, china has as many as 750 million urban commuters. and there's a multibillion-dollar battle for their business. >> it has all the cars around us here. okay. he's letting us in.
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from the front seat. in the ring heavyweights uber worth upwards of $70 billion. versus china's dd quaidi valulu at 16 billion. >> reporter: we're in a dd car. this gentleman picked us up. but he doesn't want to go on camera. he says he's doing thihito make a little extra money. can make about $80000 month," he saiai "it will help cover the expense of my car." ride-hailing services are brand new to china and are technically illegal but the law is selectively enforced. both didi and uber are operating in a gray area while the government reviews its regulations. >> call on uber here. two minutes away. >> reporter: since this kind of operation is still considered illegal in beijing, chu jong fo told us, "i drive for uber because it will cover all the penalties if i get caught." didi dwarfs uber here.
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compared to uber's 21. both companies are spending big to lure driverand riders. and bobo are relying on publicity stunts like this short-lived uber boat we rode in the city of hangzhou. in a letter to invesesrs uber's said competing in china is not for the faint of heart. we'd add driving here is not for the faint of heart either. seth doane, beijing. kenya may seem like an unlikely place to find a vibrara country music scene. but on a recent trip to nairobi with president obama major garrett saw the influence of elvis on a local musician. >> reporter: as daylight drifts away, bonfires crackle, longnecks stand guard, and -- country music makes the twilight feel right. this is nairobi, kenya, a city
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opry. but for a reporter t tveling with president obama the country music and feel of americana is unexpectedly real. right down to the performer, elvis. not knowing what real love is elvis otieno, or sir elvis as he's known in these parts. he is not an impersonator. he's as country as johnny cash. lose these new york blues >> my mom and my dad loved elvis presley. and so when my mom gave birth to me, that was the year elvis presley died. mysteriously i became a musician. rock me mama like a wagon wheel >> reporter: elvis was born in rurarakenya, the son of a preacher. rock me tell me about country music in nairobi and in kenya.
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is there an audience for it? >> a huge audience here in kenya. way back then from '50s and '60s there has always been a country music program on the airwaves in the kenyan soil. >> reporter: there still is. "strings of country" runs three times a week. david kamoso hosts the show and says country took hold after kenya freed itself f fm british colonial rule in 1963. >> kenyans got exposed to % country music a long time ago. well, i don't obey no social graces >> reporter: locals call sir elvis a phenomenon. >> the songs sound like the original. that's why wherever he goes there's a huge following. >> reporter: like flash and sarah mwasa, who follow elels wherever he performs. >> me and my wife are just crazy about this guy. we love country. >> his voice is just amazing.
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>> reporter: elvis sometimes shares the stage with esther kankara, an up-and-comer on the kenyan country scene, who styles herself after an american country legend, dolly papaon. >> i really love singing her songs. most people say i sing like her. or she sings like me. i don't know. country has such themes like family values, love, god, and country roads. >> reporter: those timeless themes, elvis says -- -- give country music universal appeal and sometimes set dreams in motion. like leaping from an outdoor stage in nairobi to a honky-tonk or something bigger in america. >> it is a dream. but i always put myself in a spot where if it doesn't happen i don't think it's going to be a really big story for me. i keep it simple. >> jususlike country. >> yeah, that's right.
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lose you than never know real love at all >> reporter: major garrett, nairobi, kenya.it's tacactuesday. you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid of my mucusy congestion. oh, right then i'll swing by in like 4 hours. forget theacos! one pill lasts 12 hours. i'm good all day. wait! your loss. i was going to wear a sombrero. only mucinex has a bi-layer tablet that starts fast, and keeps working. not 4, not 6, but 12 full hours. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. (cell phone rings) where are you? well the squirrels are back in the attic. mom? your dad won't call an exterminator... can i call you back, mom? heheays it's personal this time... if you're a mom, you call at the worst time.
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a hollywood special effects wiwird is making quite a aplash on the internet with his home movies. john blackstone has the story of action movie kid.
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>> reporter: james hashimoto is pretty much your typical 5-year-old. with superhuman powers. the action movie kid videos have blown up onlinin scoring millions of views. they're created by his dad, daniel hashimoto, hashi to his friends. >> here we go! >> reportet: special effects wizard who's worked d films such as "kung fu panda 2." >> you know what i told you about climbing on there. >> reporter: the short clips evolved out of play time with dad. >> i'm climbing. >> i know. your mom's going to kill me.e. >> reporter: real moments at home not directed by dad are simply captured on a smartphone and then turned into movie-quality magic. >> you forgot your lunch! >> he's pretending to be iron man i think and blasting up the kitchen and i thought it would be so fun to add graphics and show them to him she can see
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what it's like being a real superhero. >> what was your reaction the first time you saw james blowing the kitchen apart? >> sorry. >> i guess i thought oh, hashi. >> reporter: mom/ mandy richardville, has her own outlet for creativity. preparing custom chocolates for parties and events from her home kitchen. >> he has a daddy who kes cartoons, and he lives basically in a chocolate factory. so he's a lucky kid. >> reporter: the couple has teamed up to write their first actiwn movie kid book. thanks t tan app called blipper. amazing what you can do with an old-fashioned book now. >> it sure is. >> you clearly have the video ideas, but when it came to writing the book, , ndy, you becaca the brains in the operation? >> mostly. i don't know if became is the right word. >> i would give her credit for being the brains of the operation overall.
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heroic deeds with his love of sci-fi, the book has the kid taming a slime monster. >> slime monster is no match for action movie family. >> reporter: action movie family. >> whoa. >> let's go. >> hopefully part of the lesson of the book is if as a parent you engage in your child's imaginative play you can kind of create these really fun memories for themem >> reporter: for "cbs this morning" john blackstone, los angeles. colorado state university has a new program in beer. barry petersen has this story. >> there are beers over there. >> reporter: beer and college have gone together for a long time. >> don't lose the foam. that's a common technique people have a problememith especially if you're pouring off a keg. >> reporter: but not like this. colorado state university is one of several colleges now offering a major in beer. >> is this fun? >> it is fun. and it's a lot of work as well. >> reporter: jeff calaway would
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know. he left the cutting-edge world of biotech to teach about a beverage that man started brewing 7,000 years ago. and beer, it turns out, is complicated. >> this isn't brewing beer in your garage. you've got to have a lot of science that goes with this. >> absolutely. so before the students even get to think about brewing beer they have to learn biochemistry, microbiology, physics, organic chemistry. there's a lot that you have to do to work your way into the lab. >> reporter: a lot of students set their course to work with craft beers like new belgium, a brewery just down the strere. >> america is the best place in the worlrlto drink beer right now. this is where the innovation is happening in beer. >> reporter: ceo kim jordan and her former husband started making beer in a garage in 1991. day new belgium craft beers are shipped across america and even to sweden. but little breweries are doing big business. in 2014 the craft t er market
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still smaller than the $101 billion in s ses of beers overall. but craft brewery sales also grew 22%. so to help train more future beer makers new belgium donated a million dollars to the csu program. it's a career with a beverage that has a philosophy all its own. as benjamin franklin lovingly put it, beer is proof that god wants us to be happypy >> congratulations this semester. >> reporter: barry petersen, fort collins, colorado. the cbs overnight news will be right back. when the engines failed on the plane i was flying,
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natalie cole passed away last thursday. anthony mason looks back on her life and legendary cararr. >> reporter: in a caer that spans four decades, natalie cole sold more thanan0 million records. you are my first love the daughter of the legendary nat "king" cole and jazz singer maria hawkins ellington, cole
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made her name in r&b. i'm so glad she broke out in 1975 wiwi the hit singng "this will be." this will be an everlasting love for me the song, which earned cole two grmys including best new artist, was originally offered to someoeo else, says music journalist james bernard. >> it wawaoffered to aretha franklin first. i miss you like crazy >> reporter: f f all of coco's talent it t s her father's legacy that would both help and haunt her career. >> hi, ed. how are you? him in 1957 on cbs's "person to person" with edward r. murrow.w. >> how many of t tse pups would you like to keep? >> all of them. years old when her father died of lung cancer. his loss would lead to a struggle with drug addiction. she wrote e ndidly of her many
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shoulder." in an interview with "cbs sunday morning" in 2006 she described one of her darkest moments inside of a burning hotel room. >> i had pulled my i had my drugs. i was getting ready to say okay, this is the way i'm going, i and when they hacked -- you know, axed the door down and came through, it was like valhalla. it was like god was saying, i'm not through with you yet. unforgegeable >> reporter: cole's greatest triumph came in 1991 with the album "unforgettable with love," covers of standards originally recorded by her father. that's why darling it's incredible her duet with her dad on nforgettable" would sell 14 million copies and earn cole six grammys. she discussed the collaboration in an interview on "cbs this morning" two years ago. >> i never got a chance to say
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and so i continued to converse and tell my dad how much i love him when i get an opportunity to sing these kinds of songs. >> reporter: despite health problems including hepatitis c and kidney failure, cole continued to put out records and tour. to help secure her legacy. unforgettable too >> that is the overnight news for this monday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning."
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york city, i'm jeff glor. [ yelling in foreign language ] 42 people were later arrested, though iran has nowow also named the street in honor of nimr al nimr. the country's supreme leader, the ayatollah ali khamenei said saudi arabia will face divine revenge. in indian kashmir police used tear gas and rubber bullets against an angry crowd
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shiite cleric. in lebanon protesters also targeted the saudi embassy, heavily guarded byyhe armynd police. saudi arabia is ruled by a sunni muslim monarchy. nimr al nimr demanded equity for shiites and called for peaceful protestss during the arab spring. he was shot and arrested in 2012 and sentenced to death two years later for crimes including disobeying saudi abia's rulers. the u.s. says it's worried the execution of nimr al nimr will exacerbate religious tensions. but jeff, saudi arabia is unrepentant and d ys al nimr, along with the 46 other people it executed on saturday, was put to death in accordanceith islamic law. >> hollylyilliams in isisnbul. isis released a new video today claiming it shows the execution of five prisoners. isis had accused the menf
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spying for britain and syria. the video's not been independently verififi but it does resemble past videos from isis. more now from kris van cleave in washington. >> reporter: the men believed to be syrian were shack sxld dressed in jumpsuit. they reportedly were claimed to be activists but were executed as spies accused of installing cameras so the british could observe isis movements in its syrian stronghold raqqah, where coalition air strikes have pummeled islamic state positions. >> this is a message to david cameron. >> reporter: the video features i masked man who speaks english with a british accent, threatening the u.k. and its prime e nister. >> one day invade your land, where we would rule by the sharia. >> reporter: and comes just days after david cameron's new year video mfssage prosed to continue the battle against vient islamic extremists. >> i want us to be very clear. you will not defeat us. >> reporter: the video ends with a chilling appearance by a child in military fatigues,
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threatening non-n-slims. the gruesome video is the latest in a number of highly produced violent propaganda messages aimed at the west and useas rereuiting tools. its timing may be no coincidence. coming in the aftermath of isis defeat in the key iraqi city of rauadi, says michael morel, former deputy director of the cia and a cbs news contributor. >> i think this is a message to their supporters that they're still in t(e game after these series of defeats, particularly ramadi. i think that's what this is all about. >> reporter: this purported isis video, jeff, is the first to feature an english speaker since jihadi john. he was a notorious executioner killed in a coalition air strike in november. >> kris van cleave, thank you. tonight an anti-government militia has taken over a federal building in burns, oregon. they're threatening a deadly battlever ranchers' rights. several protesters were also part of an armed standoff in nevada in 2014. here's jennifer dowling of our portland affiliate koin.
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that's what we're up here for. the constitution. >> reporter: armed militia set up camp at the national wildlife refuge headquarters. they say to seize land the federal government did not have authority to purchase. >> the constitution. >> that building is the people's building. >> reporter: how long will you stay? >> as long as is necessary. >> reporter: group leader ammon bundy posted this facebook video earlier this week. >> this is not a time to s snd down. it is s e time to stand up and come to harning county. we need your help. >> reporter: yesterday at least 100 protesters showed up to support dwight hammond a a his son steven. >> go hammond. >> reporter: the men were convicted of arson after starting what they called controlled burns on their ranch in 2001 and 2006 they served time, but a judge recentlyrdered thewo back to prison for about four more years. >> don't know what to say. it just seems like a little overreach for having burned 127 acacs. >> r rorter: the two say t t bundys don't speak for them and
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they plan to surrender peacefully tomorrow. >> we're here to stand up for our brothers and sisters and show theworld, show america that we stiti together. >> reporter: the protest spread to the nearest wildlife refuge zbrp get out of here, you cowards! >> reporter: ammon's father cliven had his own dispute over grazing rights in nevada in 2014. that developed into a confrontation between militia members and law enforcement. now ammon bundy says the militiamen plan to occupy this wildlife refuge for years until harnon county residents can claim the rights to the land. >> when it steps outside the bounds the people have given it that it is the duty of the people to put that government back in its place. >> reporter: it's unclear how many are in the militia group, but members say using weapons is not out of the question if authorities try to force them out. jeff? >> jennifer dowling, thank you. tomorrow, about 600 workers return to the office complex in san bernardino, california where
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14 people were killed last month in a terror attack. the conference building where the shootings took place during a holiday party will remain closed. the cbs overnight news will be right back. [ vocalizing ] [ buzzing ] [ tree crashes ] [ wind howling ]
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president obama returned from his hawaiian vacation today, and it appears he will begin his final year in office with new action on gun control. tomorrow he'll meet with attorney general loretta lynch to discuss possible executive measures including expanded background checks that would not require approval from congress. on thursday the president holds a town hall meeting on reducing
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gun violence. startrtg monday in new hampshire former president bill clinton will begin stumping for his wife in key primary states. it is a big move for hillary clinton's campaign in a state where she trails bernie sanders. major garrett is in concord, new hampshire. major in. >> reporter: when it kupds to presidential surrogate politics no one brings more to the tab than bill clinton. that's on the plus and negative side. on the pososive side bill clinton has an entire repertoire of victories or near victories in newhampshire, finishing second in 1992 helping to propel hillary clinton to an upset victory in 2008.. and he has a reputation in new hampshire of caring about the state and speaking to voters directly and persuasively. all that will be put to hillary clinton's benefit in a tight race against bernie sanders. on the negative side there is bill clinton's past, which donald trump has made an issue, but many new hampshire democrats fought those battles out the very first time in 1992, and th tell me if trump brings up those issues now it is likely too rile up democratic supporters of
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the clinton family because they fought those wars once before, helped bill clinton recover from them, and are ady, willing, and able to fight them again on behalf of hillary clinton. jeff? >> major garrett tonight in new hampshire. tonight many along the mississippi river still face flood threats. the river is expected to crest in the south over the next few days.. meanwhile,e,tates where the floods have receded are struggling to recover. david begnaud is in illinois. >> reporter: nearly 14,000 acres of alexander county, illinois are underwatertonight. 125 properties are flooded. others are surrounded like the home of jennifer corey and brandon dillo. >> this happened so fast. you don't have time to really get ready for it. >> reporter: if theyeyant to ave, they have to do it by boat. today they went out for supplies. there's not much in the house. the concrete is dry thanks to a levee th built that eight feet high, and it's holding tonight. back in 2020 their home flooded after water overran the levee.
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that time it was five feet. they learned a sson. if you refuse to leave, build it higher. this this is our home.. so we're staying here. >> reporter: so far nine deaths are confirmed in illinois, 15 in missouri. in allenville, missouri sheriff john jorn boated over a bean field to check on residents. >> this is the ross residence there. >> reporter: terry and his wife, wanda ross, are 2 of 32 people refusing to leave. >> really clos >> reporter: their home is now surrounded in water. >> you don't want somebody to come in and loot the rest of the stuff that you've worked your life for. >> reporter: down stream the army corps of engineers is confident a 3,500-mile levee stretching from southern missouri to the gulf of mexico will hold. it's 35 feet tall and 200 feet wide at the base. engineer derek smith. >> well, there's really twtw different kinds of levee systems. up there is more of a levee system built for agriculture protection, and down here the level of protection is much higher. >> reporter: back he in alexander county, illinois i'm ststding on the roof of f e
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bigham home, which is surrounded by water on both sides. and the water is still rising tonight. jeff, the bigham family has put 25,000 sandbags and eight pumps around the property to keep it dry, andndt's working. it's working very well. just look at the neighbor's home. flooded. >> david begnaud, thank y very much. the west coast is bracing for a wild weather week. it's a wave of rain associateded with el nino. beginning tonight, four storms are expected to bring drought relief but also potentially mudslides. an entire neighborhood evacuated by a gas leaea gets more bad news outside los angeles. and a final salute to the hug lady of fort hood, texas.
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right ba. we have been following the story of massive methane leak in cole cal. it's in porter ranch, a neighborhood on the northern edge of los angeles. maria villarreal reports neighbors are being to it may be months before they can go home.
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>> do you miss your old house? >> yeah. >> reporter: 8-year-old nate sutterland is among hundreds of children forced out of their porter ranch homes by an odor ey can't see but with effects so many have felt. his mother, christine. >> i've been nauseous. i've felt lethargic. my kids have had nose bleeds. they've had headaches. >> reporter: two schools have closed because of abnormally high levels of methane. but residents feel they're not getting enough answers about exposure. >> it's surreal. we are a living science experiment i believe. >> reporter: it was the same nightmare for brian and christine katz and their five children. >> i almost had my own parking place at the pediatrician's office, we were there so much. and i did everything i could. and i felt helpless. >> then the boys started asking me questions. is it safe? you know,( there's only so much as aarent that you can keep telling them without lying. >> you have an 8 and a 10-year-old. how do you explain to them what's going on out there?
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>> somebody didn't maintain a gas field and now we've got a problem. they say, well, can w we go home now? and we say, well, not yet. we'll be home soon. okay, well, when? >> do you miss your friends over there? >> yeah. we d't get to see our fends that oftenen over here. since we're too far away. >> reporter: the katz family will now commute 40 miles each morning to attend their relocated scho. >> we han't been outside since october. our swing set have cobwebs. it's sad. >> reporter: their once thriving town now a ghost town. maria villarreal, cbs news, porter nch, cacafornia. up next here, the financi there are a lot of different kinds of yucky germs. but not all disinfecting wipes... are approved to kill the same number of them. lysol wipes are approved to kill more types of germs than clorox. this cold and flu season
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the markets open for 2016 tomorrow coming off a 2% drop in the dow in 2015, the worst since 2008. so what's in store for the financial year ahead? from stocks to mortgages to gas prices. cbs business news analyst jill schlesinger is here. welcome back. we were talking about this. stocks weren't as bat as m mbe it could have been this year. >> yeah. it seemed awful. and maybe if you had some of the esoteric stufrks the emerging markets and commodities, but it wasn't a terrible year. for 2016 analysts are predictctg a lot of the same. volatile, probably mid single digits if we're lucky. now, it's also a presidential
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going back to 1948, we see a 6.1% increase in n e stock market. that's compared to an 8.8% in other years. so maybe there's a lot of pressure on the market coming into the year. >> the fed raised rates for the first time in a long time. thth30-year mortgage actually went down. what happens next? >> so now we're hovering around 4%. a lot of people saying that ratesre going to inch up very slowly this year. that said, we've got some data out rents versus bubung. and still, in about 58% of markets that realty track covers, they say renting is chear than buying. that could change in 2016. mortgage rates low. job market continuinin to improve. wages increasing. we might see some more people flow into the housing market. that could be a good time to buy a house. >> we've had an extended holiday when it comes to gas prices. what's next there? >> well, it's amazing. 40-something percent drop in 2014. another 30% drop last year. we see oil trading at about 37 bucks a barrel. we don't suspect it's going to be much worse. could go down in the 30s and
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but for the next year we're looking at about consistent level of prices. gas prices set to avege around $2.30 to $2.40. that would be a drop from last year and pretty darn good news fofo consumers. >> jill, happy new year. thanks very much. >> happy new year. dairy prices are expected to rise after blizzards last month in texas, oklahoma, and new mexico killed about 40,000 cows. farmers are still assessing the damage. losses are expected to rise. still ahead here, a
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inspiring comeback kid. people were hurt during an off-road race in argentina after a mini cooper careened into a crowd. it happened during tals for the dakar rally, a 5,000-mile, 14-day race across the mountains and the deserts of argentina and bolivia. it was one of the most dramatic comebacks ever. and as jericka duncan reports, last night's alamo bowl featured an unlikely hero. >> taking a shot down the field! >> reporter: from the very beginning seemed like oregon's prayers w@re being answered. by the start of the second quarter they had a 27-0 lead on texas christian university. tcu's struggles seeeed obvious. two days before the alamo bowl
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trevone boykin was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer after a bar fight. so senior bram colehaasen,, transfsf who had never started a game in his career and who lost his father to cancer in november, was forced to step up. it wasn't until the second half that colehaasen truly broke out of his shell and into college football glory. his teammates fed off his energy, mounting an impresse comeback, overcoming a 31-point deficit. the end of the second overtime both teams were tied at 41. but colehaasen scored soon after, giving his team a six-point lead. in the third overtime oregon's last-ditch effort fell short, sealing the game for tcu and their new football hero. colehaasen dedicated theictory to boykin. >> this is one i'll tell my grandkids. this is a night i never thought would happen. i dedicate it to tre. he's the one who showed me how
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to play like i did tonight. >> it was a rererkable finish fromomn unlikely player whose recent loss inspired him to play the best game of his life. jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. a memororl today for the woman known as the hug lady of fort hood, texas. before she died christmas eve els bes laird hugged about half a million soldiers heading off to war and returning home. today thousandndturned out for
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a dog in pennsylvania esn't have long to live. so her%owner is trying to give her as much joy as possible. together they're working their way down a bucket list and sharing it all online. here's jamie yuccas. >> reporter: a drive through the car washsh swimming for the first time. >> nice job, honey. >> reporter: french fries at
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wiwi just months to live, this beagle-poodle mix is check off an 81-item bucket list with her owner, todd rchanowski. reyes was diagnosed with lymphoma just before thanangiving. >> it was the toughest day of my life. >> reporter: burchanowski is posting each adventure to facebook. so are simple. there's kumber 43, build a snowman. hers are sweet. like number 66, take a relaxing bubble bath. and ones all dog ownersan identify with. like number 12. watch a sunset with my best friend. why did you create the bucket list? >> we just wanted to do something that would be special for her in her last days. >> reporter: it seems to be striking a chord with people from across t t country, who write back with words of encouragement. the duo still needs to check off about 30 items. >> i try to, you know, give her as m my hugs and kisses and as many treats as she wants nowadays.
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>> reporter: it's a journey no one really wants to take, especially with their best friend. jamie yuccas, cbs news, new york. that is the overnight news for this monday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a little later for the morning
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york city, i'm jeff glor. >> announcer: this s the "cbs overnight t ws." welcome to the overnight news. i'm jeff glor. president obama is back at the white house after his two-week holiday in hawaii. at the top o o his current agenda, gun control. the president says he's preparing a series of executive actions that would not require congressional approval. chip reid reports. reporter: it was juju after
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the mass shooting at an oregon community college in october that the president decided he had to take executive action on guns. he made the announcement in his weekly address, posted on the white housus website. >> i directed my team at the white house to look into any new actions i can take to help reduce gun violence. and on mony i'll meet with our attorney general, loretta lynch, to discuss our options. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news those options include expanding the definition of who is in the business of selng guns so tt more gun sales trigger background checks and requiring enhanced reporting and tracking of lost and stolen guns. the president blames the republican congress for giving him no choice but to take unilileral action. >> we know we can't stop every act of violence. but what if we tried to stop even one? what if congress did something, anything to protect our kids from gun violence? >> reporter: last month senate republicans blocked democratic proposals that would prevent
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from buying guns and require background checks for online gun purchases. meanwhile, some states are taking action on their own. in california a new gun control law that took efffct yesterday allows judges to order the seizure of guns froro people deemed dangerous by their own family or by law enforcement. texas, though, is going the other direction on gun control with a new law allowing guns to be carried openly in public places. the nra did not respond to our request for a comment. but when the details of the president's plan are announced, which could be`as early as next week, the response from gun rights supporters is expected to be furious. 2016 brought a series of notable new laws to states from coast to coast. here with a look, kris van cleave. >> reporter: the new year brings some good news for taxpayers inn oklahoma and in massachusetts, where state income taxes are dropping and minimum wage workers in more than a dozen states will get raises in 2016.
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laws center around guns. in texas a new open carry law allows people with conceed weapon permits to wear a holstered gun in most public places. it's going to be a a learnrng process. there's going to be some growing pains at the beginning. i'm sure there will be some people that wille startled possibly by the sight of someone carrying openly. >> reporter: this as california tightens its gun laws, banning firearms in or around schools even for holders of concealed weapons permits. bb and pelllight guns sold in the golden state will have to o a brighgh color like pink to make clear they are not real. in hawaii new signs are posted warning of a first in the nation law raising the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. the law applies to cigarettes and electronic smoking devices. a second law there bans e-cigarettes in places where smoking is prohibited. >> our youth survey shows thaha a fourfold increase happened in public high school students who
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from 5% in 2011 to 22% by 2015. >> reporter: tennessee becomom the first s ste to create an online registry of animal abusers for people who have been convicted of animal cruelty. state representative daniel jernigan supported the means. >> if you're going to pull a dog behind a truck, if you're going to burn a cat, if you're going to do severe animal cruelty, there needs to be some quoenss to your actions. >> reporter: among other new laws taking place across the country, washington, d.c. has ohibited styrofoam f fd ntainers. california has banned drivers and bicyclists from wearing ear buds in both ears or resting them on their ears, closing a legal loophole. and parents in noror carolina can freeze their children's credit reports to prevent identity theft. elsewhere, illinois is starting a pilot program allowing for what are essentially c@mbination locks on certain prescription painkiller bottles. also, oregon and california became the first states to automatically register people to vote when they obtain or renew a driver's license. the republican presidential contenders are stronglyy opposed
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to the president's gun control plans. john dickerson discussed the subject with gop front-runner donald trump on "face the nation." >> well, i don't like it. i don't like anything having to do with changing our secondd amendment. we have plenty of rules and regulations. there's plenty of things that they can do right now that are already there, they don't do them. we have a tremendous mental health problem. we're closing places all over the world. l over the country t ty're closing. nobody's doing anything about that. all they want to do is blame the guns. and it's not the gun that pulls the trigger. so i don't like it. i don't like what he's doing. i think that he's looking to do executive orders to doo something having to do with guns. >> background checks happen for normal gun purchases at a normal store. so his argument would be just do it here. it's this loophole, you want to make it the same everywhere. >> john, i i going to have to take a look at it, but i don't like changing anything. right now they have plenty of rules and regulations and they should be look at mental health. i mean, we should build like institutioms for people that are sickos. we have sickos all over the place. and that's the problem.
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>> i would definitely spend more money on that. here's the problem. the bad guys are always going to get thguns. you can have all the restrictions you want. but the bad guys are alwayss going to have the guns. >> let me ask you about executive orders in general. like them? don't like them? that the president uses them to go arou congress. >> well, i don't like them. and our countnt wasn't b bed on executive orders. nobody really knew that we even had an executive order, such a thing. it's supposed to be you get along with congress and you cajole and you go back and forth and everybody gets in aaoom and we end up with deals. and there's compromise and lots of other things. but you end up with deals. here's a guy just goes -- he's given up on the process and he just goes and signs executive orders on everything. >> so if you were president -- you seem like the kind of guy who if you were president you would use an executive order or two. >> i will say this. there's a lot of precedent based on what he's doing. some have been his executive ordet on the border amazingly the courts actually tookhat back a stepp and did something that was very surprising is they did the right thing. so that maybe that one. but i would be rescinding a lot
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i mean-e just -- the one thing good about executive orders, the new president he comes, in boom, first day, first hour, first minute you can rescind them. >> let me ask you about a video that's been put out by al shabab. this is an is-affiliated terror groupup and in the video they use you, donald trump, a clip. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the ununed states until our country's representatives can figure out what [ bleep ] is going on. >> then the video goes on and says "the west will eventually turn against its muslim citizens." they're saying to muslims either you join jihad or leave the united states because of what mr. trump is proposing. >> look, there's a problem. i bring it up. other people havav called me and they say you have guts to bring it up because frankly it's true. but nobody wants to get involved. now people are getting involved. people that are on different persuasions than me right now, john, ararsaying you knkn, maybe
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trump isn't wrong. we want to examine it. there's a lot of bad stuff going on. i'm watching the news`tonight, actually. cbs. and so many of the elementsts you look at germany. you look at brussels. you look -- all over the world they're shutting down cities that never had a problem before. they're shutting down countries that never had a problem before. you look at paris, what happened. you look at california, what happened.
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e retail sales numbers are trickling in from thth holiday shopping season.. michelle miller has a look at the winners and losers. >> reporter: unusually warm winter weather triggered sales drops in coats, hats, and gloves.. but consumers did spend money on other things. according to mastercard retail sales grew almost 8% this
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same time a year ago. women's apparel and fururture led the way. sales in both sectors were up more than 10% nationwide. >> people are just out shopping. >> reporter: david sabel runs mattress and furniture supercenter in mpa. he's keeping his store open on new year's day after having a record-breaking holiday sales season. >> from black friday until now our sales have been up 65% compared to last year. and it is the highest increase i've ever experienced. >> reporter: and rising spending in the furniture business shows the u.s. economy is strengthening. says sarahah quinlan, senior vp at mastercard advisers. >> the furniture is more important because that really shows sustained confidence. i'm buying that s sa and i'm investing and i'm saying that i have confidence, i'm going to hold on to my job, get bonused and be able to pay off these rchases. reporter: there were some surprising dipy in buying trends this time ound. sales in men's apparel and
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electronics were both down. but quinlan says it's no cause for concern. >> ts was a tremendous year for the economy in n e united states as reflected in retail sales. which really does reflect the entire economy. which really bodes well for the new year. >> reporter: and a couple of other factoto driving the spending surge -- cheap gas and e-commerce. online shopping is up 20%, and elaine, consumers, they're spending roughly about cents of every dollar saved at the gas pump. uber is looking to expand in china. but the company faces both legal seth doane has more. >> reporter: with the smog and the traffic to prove it, china has as many as 750 million urban commuters. andhere's a multibillion-dollar battle for their business. >> it has all the cars around us here. okay. he's letting us in.
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>> reporter:e crisscrossed beijing to witness the fight from the front seat. in the ring heavyweights uber worth upwards of $70 billion. versus china's dd quaidi. >> reporter: we're in a dd car. this gentleman picked us up. but he dujts want to go on cara. he says he's doing this to make a little extra money. "i can make about $800 a month," he said. "it will help cover the expense of my car." ride-hailing services are brand new to china and are technically illegal but the law is selectively enforced. both dd and uber are operating in a gray area while the government reviews its regulations. >> call on uber here. two minutes away. >> reporter: s sce this kind of operation is still considered illegal in beijing, chu xiong fo told us, i drive for ur because it will cover all the penalties if i get caught.
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it's in 360 cities across china compared to uber's 21. both companies are spending big to lure drivers and riders.. o' and both are relying on publicity stunts like this short-lived uber boat we rode in the city of hong zho. in a letter to investors uber said c cpeting in china is not for the faint of heart. we'd add driving here is not for the faint of heart either. seth doane, bejjing. kenya may seem like an unlikely place to find a vibrant country music scene. but on a recent trip to nairobi with president obama major garrett saw the influence of elvis on a local musician. >> reporter: as daylight drifts away, bonfires crackle, longnecks stand guard, and -- country music makes the twilight feel right. this is nairobi, kenya, a city
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of nearly 4 million. 8,000 miles from the grand ole opry. but for a reporter traveling wiwi president obama the country music and feel of americana is unexpectedly real. right down to the perfmer, elvis. not knowing what real love is elvis otieno, or sir elvis as he's known in these parts. he is n n an impersonator. he's as country as johnny cash. new york blues >> my mom and my dad loved elvis presley. and so when my mom gave birth to me that was the year elvis presley died. mysteriously i became a musician. roc me mama like a wagon wheel >> reporter: elvis was born in rural kenya, the son of a preacher. rock me
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tell me about country music in nairobi and in kenya. is there an audience for it? >> a hugug audience here in kenya. way back then from '50s and '60s there has always been a country music program on the airwaves on the kenn soil. >> reporter: there still is. "strings of country" runs three times a week. david kamoso hosts the show and says country took hold after kenya freed itself from british colonial rule in 1963. >> kenyans gotot exposed to country music a long time ago. well, i don't obey no social graces >> reporter: locals calll sir elvis a phenomenon. >> the songs sound like the original. that's why wherever he goes there's a huge following. >> reporter: like flash and sarah mwasa, who follow elvis wherever he performs. >> me and my wife are just crazy about this guy. we love country expect. >> his voice is just amazing.
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shares the stage with ester kankara, an up-and-comer on the kenyan country scene, who styles herself ter an american country legend, dolly parton. >> i really love singing her songs. most people say i singike her. or she sings like me. country has family values, love, god, and country roads. >> reporter: those timeless themes, elvis says -- -- give country music universal appeal and sometimes set dreams in motion. like leaping from an outdoor stage in nairobi to a honky-tonk or sometng bigger in america. >> it is a dream. but i always put myself in a spot where if it doesn't happen i don't think it's going to be a really big story f me. i keep it simple. >> just like country.. >> yeah, that's s ght.
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oh, yes, i'd rather love and lose you than nener know real love at
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>> reporter: major garrett, phil! oh no... (under his breath) hey man! hey peter. (unenthuhuastic) oh... ha ha ha! joanne? is that you? it's me... you don't look a day over 70. am i right? jingle jingle. if you're peter pan, you stay y yng forever. it's what you do. fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. you make me feel so young... it's what you do. you make me feel so spring has sprung. a hollywood special effects wizard is make quite a splash on movies. john blackstone has the story of
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>> repororr: james h hhimoto is pretty much your typical 5-year-old. with superhuman powers. the action movie kid videos have blown up online, scoring millions of views. they're created by his dad, daniel hashimoto, hashi to his friends. >> here we go! >> reporter: special effects wizard who's worked on films such as "kung fu panda 2." >> you know what i told you about cmbing on ththe. >> reporter: the short clips evolved out of play time with dad. >> i'm climbing. >> i know. your mom's going to kill me. >> reporter: real moments at home not directed by dad are simply captured on a smartphone and then turned into movie-quality magic. >> you forgot your lunch. >> he's pretending tore iron man i think a a blasting up t t kitchen and i thought it would be so fun to add graphics and
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show them to him so he can see what it's like being a real superhero. >> what was your rction the first time you saw james blowing the kitchen apart? >> sorry. >> i guess i thought oh, hashi. >> reporter: mom, mandy richardville, has her own outlet for creativity. preparing custom chocolates for parties and events from her homom kitchen. >> he has a daddy who makes cartoons, and he lives basically in a chocolate factory. so he's a lucky kid. >> reporter: theheouple has teamed up to write their first action movie kid book. the cover, of course, animates. thanks to an app called blipper. amazing what you can do with an old-fashioned baba book now. >> it sure is. >> you clearly have the video ideas, but when it came to writing the book mandy, you became the brains in the operation? >> mostly. i i n't know if became is the right word. >> i would give her credit for being the brains of the operation overall. >> reporter: combining his
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heroic deeds with his love of sci-fi, the bookk has the k k tamimi a slime monster. >> slime monster is no max for action movie family. >> reporter: action movie family. >> whoa. >> let's go. >> hopefully part of the lesson of the book is if as a parent you engage in your child's imaginative play you can kind of create these really fun memories for them. >> reporter: fororcbs this morning" john blackstone, los angeles. colorado state university has a new program in beer. barry petersen has this story. >> there are beers overr there. >> repororr: beer and collegege have gone together for a long time. >> don't lose the foam. that's a common technique people have a problem with especially if you're pouring off a keg. >> reporter: but not like this. colorado state uninirsity is one of several colleges now offering a major in beer. >> it is fun. and it's a lot of work as well. >> reporter: jeff calaway woul know.
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biotech to teach about a beverage that man started brewing 7,000 years ago. and beer, it turns out, is complicated. >> this isn't brewing beer in your garage. you've got to have a lot of science thaha goes with this. >> absolutely. so before the students even get to think about brewing beer they have to learn biochemistry, microbiology, physics, organic chemistry. there's a lot that you have to do to work your way into the lab. >> reporter: a lot of students set their course to work with craft beers like new belgium, a brewery just down the street. >> america is e best place in the world to drink beer right now.pthis is where the innovation is happening in beer. >> reporter: ceo kim jordan and her former husband started making beer in a garage in 1991. today new belgium craft beers are shipped across america and even to sweden. but little breweries are doing big business. in 2014 the craft beer market
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still smaller than the $101 billion in sales of beers overall. but craft brewery sales also grew 22%. so to help train more future beer makers new belgium donated a million dollars to the csu program. it's a career with a beverage that has a philosophy all its own, as benjaminn franklili lovingly put it, beer is proof that god wants us to be happy. >> congrat embarrassed by a prostate exam? imagine how your doctor feels. as a urologist, i have performrm 9,421 and a half prostate exams. so why do i do it? because i get paid. und. on this side of the glove i know prostate exams can save lives. so, if you are a man over 50, talk to you doctor to see if a prostate exam is right for you. if we can do it, so can you.
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natalie cole p psed away laststhursday. anthony mason looks back on her life and legendary career. >> reporter: in a c ceer that spans four decades, natalie cole sold more than 30 million records. you are myirst love ththdaughter of the legendary nat "king" cole and jazz singer
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maria hawkins ellington, cole made her name in r&b. i'm so glad she broke out i i 1975 with the hit single "this will be." this will be an everlasting love for me the song, which earned cole two grammys including best new artist, was originally offered to someone else, says music journalist james bernard. >> it was offered to a ahetha franklin first. >> reporter: of cole's talent it was her father's will go cy that would both help and haunt her career. >> hi, ed. how are you? >> reporter: she appeared with him in1957 on cbs's "person to person" with edward r. murrow. >> how many of those pups would you like to keep? >> all of them. >> reporter: cole was just 15 years ol when her father died of lung cancer.. his loss would lead to a struggle with drug azix. she wrote candidly of her many w points in a 2000 autobiography, "angel on my
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in an interview withbs sunday morning in 2006 she described one of her darkest moments inside of a burning hotel room. >> i had pulled my paraphernalia. i had my ugs. i was getting ready to say okay, this is the way i'm going, i guess i'm going out like this. and when they hacked -- you know, axed the door down and came through, it was like valhalla. it was like god was saying, i'm not through with you yet. unforgettable >> reporter: cole's greatest triumph came in 1991 with the album "unforgettable with love," covers of standards originally recorded by her father. that's why darling it's incredible her duet with her dad on "unforgettable" would sell 14 million copies and earn cole six grammys. she discussed theheollaboration in an interview on "cbs this morning" two years ago. >> i never got a chance to say
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good-bye. and so i continued to converse and tell my dad how much i love him when i get an opportunity to sing these kinds of songs. >> reporter: despite health problems including hepatitis c and kidney failure, cole continued to put out records and tour. to help secure her legacy. unforgettable too >> that is the overnight news for this monday. for s/me of you the news continues. 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'm jeff glor. harsh words and heightened tensions in the e ddle east. iran and saudi arabia cut ties in the aftermath of a controversial execution. also tonight a new video and new threats from isis. a masked man issues a warning inn english before prisoners are apparently murdered. in oregon an anti-government militia takes over a building threatening a deadly fight over
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the bill clinton factor. how will the former president impact his wife's campaign? and a bucket list for his best friend. a dog owner's final gifts. >> we just wanted to do something that would be special for her in her last days. >> announcer: this is the "cbs overninit news." welcome to the o ornight news. i'm jeff glor. saudi arabia cut ties with iran on sunday, giving iranian diplomats 48 hours to leave the kingdom. it follows the storming of the saudi embassy in iran this weekend. these two middle east power players, saudi arabia dominated by sunni muslims and iran dominated by shiite muslims, are separated by the persian gulf and a reregious divide that goes back 1,400 years. but the rift appears to have reached a new and dangerous level. yesterday the saudis executed 47 people including a prominent shiite cleric.
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holly willllms is in istanbul. >> reporter: saudi arabia's execution of nimr al nimr has inflamed a centuries-old conflict between sunni and shiite mususms. saudi arabia severed diplomatic ties with shiite-dominated iran sunday after an irate mob ransacked the saudi arabian embassy in the iranian capital tehran. [ yelling in foreign language ] 42 people were later arrested, though iran has now also named the street in honor of nimr al nimr. the country's supreme leader, the ayatollah ali khamenei said saudi arabia will face divine revenge. in indian kashmir police used tear gasasnd rubber bullets against an angry crowd
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shiite cleric. in lebanononrotesters also targeted the saudi embassy, heavily guarded by the army and police. saudi arabia is ruled by a sunni muslim monarchy. nimr al nimr demanded equality fofoshiites and called for peaceful protests during the arab spring. he was shot anarrested in 2012 and sentenend to death two yearsrs later fofocrimes including disobeying saudi arabia's rulers. the u.s. says it's worried the executn of nimr al nimr will acerbate religious tensions. but jeff, saudi arabia is unrepentant and says al nimr, along with the 46 other people to death in accordance with islamic law. >> holly williams in istanbul. isis released a new video today claiming it shows the execution of five prisoners. isis had accused the men of spying for britain and syria.
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the video's not been independently verified but it does resemble past videos from isis. more now from kris van cleave in washington. >> reporter: the men believed to be syrian were shackled and dressed in jumpsuits. they reportedly claimed to be activists but were executed as spies accused of inststling cameras so the british c cld observe isis movements in its s syrian stronghold raqqah, where coalition air strikes have pummeled islamic state positions. >> this is a message to david cameron. >> reporter: the video features a masked man who speaks english with a brirish accent, reatening the u.k. a a its prpre minister. >> and one day invade your land, where we will rule by the shria. >> reporter: and comes just days after david cameros new year video message promised to continue the battle against violent t lamic extremists. >> i want us to be very clear. you will not defeat us. >> reporter: the video ends wi a chilling appearance by a child in military fatigues,
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the gruesome video is the latest in a number of highly prwduced violent propaganda messages aimed at the west ananused as recruititi tools. its timing may be no coincidence. coming in the aftermath of isis defeat in the key iraqi city of ramadi, says michael morel, former depepy director of the cia and a cbs news contributor. >> i think this is a message to their supporters that they're still in the game aftethese series of defeats, particularly ramadi. i think that's what this i iall about. >> reporter: this purported isis video, jeff, is the first to feature an english speaker since jihadi john. he was a notorious executioner killed in a coalition air strike in november. >> kris vavacleave, thank you. tonight an anti-government militia has taken over a federal building in burns, oregon. they're threating a deadly battle over ranchers' rights. several protesters were also part of an a aed standoff in nevada in 2014. here's jennifer dowling of our portland affiliate koin. >> the constitution.
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the constitution. >> reporter: armed militia set up camp at the now here national wildlife refuge headquarters. they say to seize lnd the federal government did not have authority to purchase. >> the constitution. >> that building is the people's building. >> reporter: how long will you stay? >> as long as is necessary. >> reporter: group leader ammon bundy posted this facebook video earlier this week. >his is not a time to stand down.. it is the time to stand up and come to harney county. we need your help. >> reporter: yesterday at least 100 protesters s swed up to support dwighthtammond and his son stevenen >> go hammond. >> yeah. >> reporter: the men were convicted of arson after starting what they called controlled burnsn their ranch in 2 21 and 2006. they served time, but a judge recently ordered the two back to prison for about four more years. >> don't know what to say. it just seems like a little overreach for hahang burned 127 acres. >> reporter: the two say the bundys don't speak for them and
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>> we're here to stand up for our brothers and sisters and show the world, show america that we stick together. >> reporter: the protest spread to the nearest wildlife refuge. >> get out of here, you cowards! >> reporter: ammon's father cliven had h h own dispute with federal officials over grazing permits in nevada in 2014. that developed into a confrontation between militia members and law enforcement. now ammon bundy says the militiamen plan to occupy this wildlife refuge for years until harney county residents can claim their rights to the land. >> when government steps outside the bounds that the people have given it,, that it is the duty of the people to put that government back in its place. >> reporter: it's unclear how many are in the militia group, but members say using weapons is not out of the question if authorities try to force them out. jeff? >> jennifer dowling, thank you. tomorrow, about 600 workers return to the office complex in san bernardino, california where 14 people were killed last month
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in a terror attata. the conference building where the shootings took place during a holiday party will remain closed. the cbs overnight news will be right back. almost sixty million americans araffected by mental illness. together we can help them with three simple words.s. my name is chris noth and i will listen. from maine to maui, thousands of high school students across the country are getting in on the tion by volunteering in their communities. chris young: action teams of high scscol students are joining volunteers of america and major league baseball players to help train and inspire
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gun violence. starting monday in new hampshire former president bill clinton will begin stumping for his wife in key primary y ates. it is a big move for hillary clinton's campaign in a state where she trails bernie sanders. major garrett is in concord, new hampshire. major? >> reporter: j jf, when it comes to presidential surrogate politics, no one brings more to the table than bill clinton. that's on the plus and negative side. on the positive side bill clinton has an entire repertoire of victoriesesr near victories here in new hampshire, finishing a surprising second in 1992, helping propel hillary clinton to an upset victory in 2008. and he has a reputation in new hampshire of caring about the state and speaking to voters directly and persuasively. all that will be put to hillary clinton's benefit in a tight race against bernie sanders. on the negative side there is bill clinton's past, which donald trump has made an issue, but many new hampshire democrats fought those battles out thehe very first time in 1992, and they tell me if trump brings up those issues now it is likely to rile up democratic supporters of
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the clinton family because they fought those wararonce before, helped bililclinton recover from them, and are ready, willing, and able to fight them again on behalf of hillary clinton. jeff? >> major garrett tonight in new hampshire. tonight many along the mimiissippi river still face flood threats. the river is expected to crest in the south over the next few days. meanwhile, states where the floods have receded are struggling to recover. david begnaud is in illinois. >> reporter: nearly 14,000 acres of alexander county, illinois are underwater tonight. 125 properties are flooded. others are surrounded likehe home of jennifer corey and brandon dillo. >> this happened so fast. you don't have time to really get ready for it. >> reporter: if they want to leave, they have to do it by boat. today they went out for supplies. ththe's not much in the e use. the concrete is dry thanks to a levee they built that is eight feet high, and it's holding tonight. back in 2011 their home flooded after water overran the levee. that time it wasasive feet.
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higher. this is our home. so we're staying here. >> reporter: so far nine deaths are confirmed ininllinois, 15 in missouri. in allenville, missouri sheriff john jordan boated over a bean field to check on residents. >> this is the rs residence there. >> reporter: terry and his wife, wanda ross, are 2 of 32 people refusing to leav >> really close. >> reporter: theirome is now surrounded in water. >> you d't want somebody to come in and loot the rest of the stuff that you've worked your lili for. >> reporter: downstream the army corps of engineers is confident a 3,500-mile,levee stretching from southern missouri to the gulf of mexico will hold. it's 35 feet tall and 200 feet wide at the base. engineer derek smith. >> well, there's really two different kinds of levee systems. up there is more of a levee system built for agriculture protection, and down here the level of protection is much higher. >> reporter: back here in alexander county, illinois i'm
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bigham home, which is surrounded by water on both sides. and the water is still rising tonight. jeff, the bigham family has put 25,000 sandbags and eight pumps around the property to keep it dry, and it's working. it's working very well just look at the neighbor's home. flooded. >> david begud, thank you very much. the west coast is bracing for a wild weather week. it's a wave of rain associated with el nino. beginning tonight, four storms are expected to bring drought relief but also potentially mudslides. an entire neighborhood evacuated by a gas leak gets more bad news outside los angeles. and a final salute to the hug lady of fort h hd, texas.
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right back. we have been following the story of a massive methane leak in california. it's in porter ranch, a neighborhood on the northern edge of los angeles.
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mireya villareal reports neighbors are being told it may be months before they can go home. >> do you miss your old house? >> yeah. >> reporter: 8-year-old nate sutterland is among hundreds of children forced out of their porter ranch homes by an odor they can't see but with effects so many have felt. his mother, christine. >> i've been nauseous. i've felt lethargic. my kids haha had nose bleeds. they've had headaches. >> reporter: two schools have closed because of abnormally high levels of methane. but residents feel they're not getting enough answers abo exposure. >> it's surreal. we are aiving science experiment i believe. >> reporter: it was the same nightmare for brian and christine katz and their five children. >> i almost had my own parking place at the pediatrician's office, we were e ere so much. and i did everything i could. and i felt helpless. >> then the boys started@asking me questions. is it safe? you know, there's only so much as a parent that you can keep telling them without lying. >> you have an 8 and a 10-year-old. how dodoou explain to them
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what's'soing on out there? >> somebody didn't maintain a gas field and now we've got a problem. they say, well, can we go home now? and weweay, well, not yet. we'll be home soon. okay, well, when? >> do you miss your friends over there? >> yeah. we don't get to see our friends that often over here. since we're too far away. >> reporter: the katz family will now commute 40 miles each morning to attend their relocated school. we haven't been outside since october. our swing set have cobwebs. it's sad. >> reporter: their once thriving townow a ghost town. mireya villarreal, cbs news, porter ranch, california. up next here, the financial forecast for 2016. we are in the age of ageless. age neutral. age defiant. age agnostic. olay is a purveyor of ageless. only the best 1% of ingredients make it into our products. for trunsformed skin without expensive brands or procedures. it's the ultimate beauty victory.
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the markets open for 2016 tomorrow coming off a 2% drop in the dow in 2015, the worst since 2008. so what's in store for the financial year ahead? from stocks to mortgages to gas priceses s business news analyst jill schlesinger is here. jill, welcome back. we were talking about this. stocks weren't as bad as maybe it could have been this year. >> yeah. and it seemed awful. and maybe if you had some of the esoteric stuff, the emerging markets and commodities, it was bad. but it wasn't a terrible yeaea for 2016 analysts are predicting a lot of the same. volatile, probably mid single digits if we're lucky. now, it's also a presidential year, and presidential years
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going back to 1948, we see a 6.1% increase in the stock market. that's compared to an 8.8% in other years. maybe there's a lot of pressure on the market coming into the year. >> the fed raised rates for the first time in a long time. the 30-year mortgage actually went down. what happens next? >> so now we're hovering around 4%. a lot of people saying that rates are probably going to inch up very slowly this year. that said, we've got some data about rents versus buying. and still, in about 58% of markets that realty track covers, they say renting is eaper than buying. that could change in 2016. mortgage rates low. job market continuing improve. wages increasing. we might see some more peoeoe flow into the housing market. that could be a good time to buy a house. >> we've had an extended holiday when it comes to gas prices. what's next there? >> well, it's amazing. 40-something percent drop in 2014. another 30% drop last year. we see oil trading at about 37 bucks a barrel. we don't suspect it's going to be much worse. uld go down in the 30s and
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test that. but for the next year we're looking at about consiststt level of prices. gas prices set to average around $2.30 to $2.40. that would be a drop from last year and pretty darn good news for consumers. >> jill, happy new year. thanks very ch. >> happy new year. dairy prices are expected to rise after blizzards last month in texas, oklahoma, and new mexico killed about 40,000 cows. farmers are still assessing the damage. losses are expected to rise.
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inspiring comeback kid. at least ten people were hurt during an off-road race in argentina after a mini coopepe careened into o crowd. it happened during trials for the dakar rally, a 5,000-mile, 14-day race across the mountains and the deserts of argentina and bolivia. it was one of the most dramatic comebacks ever. and as jericka duncan reports, last night's alamo bowl featured an unlikely hero. >> taking`a shot down the field! >> reporter: from the very beginning it seemed like oregon's prayers were being answered. by the start of the second quarter they had a 27-0 lead on texas christian university. tcu' struggles seemed obvious. two days before the alamo bowl their starting quarterback trevone boykin was arrested and
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officer after a bar fight. so senior bram kohlhausen, a transfer who had never started a game in his career and who lost his father to cancer in november, was forced to step up. it wasn't until the seco half that kohlhausen truly broke out of his shell and into college football glory. his teammates fed off his energy, mounting an imessive comeback, overcoming a 31-point deficit. at the end of f e second overtime both teams were tied at 41. but kohlhausen scored soon after, giving his team a six-point lead. ininhe third overtime ororon's last-ditch effort fell short, sealing the game for tcu and their new football hero. kohausen dedicated the victory to boykin. >> this will be one i'll tell my grandkids. i mean, this is a night i never thought would ever happen. i honestly just decade it to tre. he's the one who showed me how to play like i did tonight.
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from an unlikely player whose recent loss inspired him to play the best game of his life. jericka duncan, cbs sews, new york. a memomoal today for the woman known as the hug lady of fort hood, texas. before she died christmas eve elizeth laird hugged about half a million soldidis heading off to war and returning h he. today thousands turned out for her funeral and a final embrace. coming up, every dog has its woman: what does it feel like when a woman is having a heart attack? chcht pain, like there's a ton of weight on your chest. severe shortness of breath. unexplained nausea. cold sweats. there's an unusual tiredness and fatigue. there's unfamiliar dizziness or light-headedness. unusual pain in your back, neck, jaw, one or both arms, even your upper stomach, are signs you're having a heart attack. don't make excuses. make the call to 9-1-1 immediately. learn more at womenshealth.gov/heartattack.
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i was discharged from the army, and i've beeeeworking with the wounded warrior project since 2007. warriors, you don't have to be severely wounded to be with the wounded warrior project. we do have a lot of guys that have post-traumaticictress disorder. being ableleo share your story, i guess it kind of helps you wrap your mind around what did happen over there. my name is norbie, and yes, i do suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder,
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a dog in pennsylvania doesn't have long to live. so her oer is trying to give her as much joas possible. together they're working their way down a bucket list and sharing it all online. here's jamie yuccas. >> reperter: a drive through the car wash. swimming for the first time. >> nice job, honeyey >> reporter: french fries at mcdonald's.
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wiwi just months to live, this beagle-poodle mix is checking off an 81-item bucket list with her owner, todd burchanowski. reyes was diagnosed with lymphoma just before thanksgiving. >> it was ththtoughest day of my life. >> reporter: burchanowski is facebook. some are simple. there's number 43, build a snowman. others are sweet. like number 66, tata a relaxing bubble bath. and ones all dog owners can identify with. like number 12. watch a sunset with my best friend. why did you create the bucket list? >> we just wanted to do something that would be special for her in her last days. >> reporter: it seems to be striking a chord with people from across the country, who write back with words of encouragement. the duo still needs to check off about 30 items. >> i try to, you know, give her as m my hugs and kisses ananas
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nowadays. >> reporter: it's a journey no one really wants to take, especially with their best friend. jamie yuccas, cbs news, new york that is the overnight news for this monday. for some of you the e ws continues. for others checkckack with us a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning."
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york city, i'm jeff glor. captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs it's monday, january 4th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." president obama promises to use executive orders to strengthen gun control in his
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