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captioning sponsored by cbs >> quijano: black friday sets a record. not at the stores but through mobile apps. >> any store that has an app, i use it. >> quijano: also tonight, will it be rudy or romney? the public squabbleon secretary of state. up in flames-- arson arrests are made as wildfires rage across israel. a $1 fix could save lives in a car crash. our investigation has prompted congress to demand action. and-- >> look at all this space? >> quijano: steve hartman and the story of a woman's dream come to life. >> reporter: they call her mama shu, and they say she'll
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don't help her rebuild this block of avalon street. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> quijano: good evening. scott is off tonight. i'm elaine quijano. black friday is changing before our eyes. as always, shoppers jam the stores long before dawn to start their holiday buying, but the real crush was online. macy's customers faced long delays when the store's web site buckled under the demand. more now from don dahler. black fridays over the years, the shoppers showed up, hunting for can deep discounts, but the legendary shopping day after thanksgiving isn't what it used to be. the number of consumers hitting the stores today has dropped to 23%, down from 28% two years ago. those who do venture out are likely to be millennials. 38% of those say they'd rather shop online. the biggest shift of all is mobile apps. katy sierra is one of millions
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over $1 billion today. >> it has completely enhanced your shopping abilities. >> reporter: if mobile sales continue at a record pace, 40% of all shopping today will be done on mobile apps. target, for example, saw a 200% increase over last year in mobile app sales. the increased traffic even crashed macy's site. shopper michelle madhok said mobile has i because it's so easy to compare prices. >> it's a click to compare prices. before you had to drive from store to store to compare prices or go through tons of inserts in your newspaper. >> the most popular apps are like ones for amazon. this is a great app where you can actually see what the makeup will look like on your face before you buy it. >> reporter: but he also warns that the popularity of mobile apps has opened the door to
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just fab. >> reporter: crooks look for businesses that don't have apps and create fake ones. app stores can't keep up with the fraud. >> for every 100 taken down, there would be 200 coming up, and it became this big game of what i can-a-mole. >> reporter: those mobile apps are really a game changer making black friday as well as cyber monday largely irrelevant. elaine, one way to avoid the fakes, though, is to only download those apps retailer's actual web site, not from an app store. >> quijano: don dahler in new york city tonight. don, thank you. president-elect donald trump worked the phones today from his palm beach estate, connecting with foreign leaders. mr. trump also named a deputy national security adviser. errol barnett has that. >> reporter: katy mcfarland has worked in three republican white houses including that of read raig.
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lieutenant general michael flynn. like flynn, she has been critical of the obama administration's approach to fighting terrorism, particularly islamic extremism. today's announcement comes as trump's inner circle continued to debate, often publicly and on twitter, who to choose as secretary of state. former mayor rudy giuliani, or former republican presidential nominee mitt romney. during the campaign, romney lashed out as trump as a phone and a fraud. >> hay the american public for suckers. >> reporter: trump adviser kellyanne conway says romney's loyalty is at issue. she said she was refugee a deluge of social media and private communications warning against romney. another adviser, former house speaker newt gingrich, also weighed in. >> i think the vast majority of trump supporters will initially be very unhappy and will be reminded of all the things that romney said over the year. >> reporter: but giuliani has
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have been raised over a potential conflict of interest with his business ventures overseas. others in consideration for the post include former c.i.a. director david petreaus, republican senator bob corker, and marine corps general john kelly. now, since becoming the president-elect, trump has reportedly received only two classified intelligence briefings. elaine, vice president-elect pence, by contrast, has opted to receive them daily. >> quijano: errol barnett in errol, thank you. colleges and univeities across the country are trying to convince president-elect trump not to deport more than a million students who came to the u.s. as undocumented immigrants. here's carter evans. >> reporter: 19-year-old daniella hinojosa sada is a double major in computer science and japanese on a full-ride scholarship at pomona college. she's a typical all-american student, except daniella is an undocumented immigrant who was
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>> i found out when i was maybe 12 years old. >> reporter: that you weren't a citizen. >> yeah, i didn't know. >> reporter: she's now attending college legally, part of a program to accommodate children who arrived in the u.s. as illegal immigrants. but president-elect trump has threatened to cancel these types of programs, which could put more than one million students, like daniella, at risk of deportation. if the government said, "you've got to go back to mexico," even though you've never lived there, where would you go? >> i suppose i'd goe grandmother, but that's a really important question because, you know, people always say like, "we'll send you back home." but is that really your home,un? >> reporter: where is your home town? >> st. louis, missouri. i grew up there. >> reporter: earlier this week, pomona college president david oxtoby wrote an open letter to the incoming administration saying the program helping immigrant students is "both a moral imperative and a national necessity." it's now been signed by the presidents of more than 250 colleges and universities across
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program. let's keep it going. let's expand it. >> i hope donald trump can wait a little bit more to see how these people can can contribute as lawyers, as doctors before he decides to take away these benefits. >> reporter: now, dannially's scholarship is worth about $300,000, and elaine, she says it's an education that would be wasted if she's deported to mexico. >> quijano: carter evans, thanks, carter. today, a federal judge in south carolina ruled trial and potentially face the death penalty. roof is charged with murdering nine african americans after attending their bible study group in june 2015. jury selection begins monday. paula reid has been following the case. so, paula, this was such a highly publicized case. how do you find an unbiased jury in charleston? >> reporter: let's look at what they did in boston with the marathon bombing case. it's a very similar case in that
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there were a lot of questions about whether or not you would be able to find anyone who did not already have an opinion on this case and then find people who were willing to issue a death sentence. here, the system isn't designed to find people who have never heard of the case. the system is designed to find people who have an open mind about the facts of the case and who are also open to issuing a death sentence. >> quijano: what about the prosecution here seeking the death penalty? i understand there's actually some push-back to that. >> reporter: there is some push-back. it's very interesting that the attorney general chose tng state case where he's already eligible for the death penalty because the state doesn't have hate crime laws. and she saw this as a hate crime, and she specifically said she was going to pursue this case and pursue the death penalty to address the alleged motivation behind this crime. >> quijano: a lot of people keeping a very close eye on this case. paula reid, thank you so much. tonight, the first american service member killed in combat in syria was identified as scott
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he was 42, a senior chief petty officer of the navy. dayton was killed yesterday by an i.e.d. about 300 u.s. troops are in syria assisting and training rebel groups in the fight against isis. wildfires continue to burn across israel, some near jerusalem and tel aviv are out of control. more than a dozen people were arrested on suspicion of charlie d'agata has latest. >> reporter: the wildfires that have engulfed huge stretches of forest nw stretch across half the country. but even as firefighters reign in some blazes, new fires have erupted in multiple locations. that's led police to believe arsonists are to blame. investigators also found evidence that gasoline had been used to start one fire. government officials described those arrested as minorities,
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arab citizens living in israel. but there have been no details provided. more than 70,000 people have had to flee from the northern city of haifa, and while firefighters have begun to bring that blaze under control, a new fire erupted on the outskirts of jerusalem. so far, no deathing or serious injuries have been reported. fighting the fires has international operation with air support from russia, turkey, italy, cypress, and others. the united states is taking part, too, elaine. an american super tanker has arrived in tel aviv. the boeing 747 left yesterday from colorado springs. the president of the company said his employees had just left for thanksgiving dinner at home when they were called back in. >> quijano: charlie d'agata. charlie, thank you.
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they've broken up a major terror plot. an attack was said to be planned for paris as early as next week. elizabeth palmer is following this. >> reporter: a police convoy brought the five suspects from jail to court today to face a special antiterrorism judge. while the paris prosecutor told reporters evidence showed the men had been controlled by isis. "they were told how to buy weapons" popular with terrorists. the men were arrested in strasbourg and in marseilles, in southern france, last weekend. police sources say their targets may have included euro disney, paris' famous christmas market which draws crowds of visitors, as well as the city's cafes and restaurants, beloved by both residents and tourists. their vulnerability was horribly
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november 13 when terrorists shot diners at random at several paris restaurants, killing more than 30 people. nearby, others carried out a massacre in the bataclan nightclub. on the one-year anniversary of those attacks two weeks ago, sting began his concert at the newly reopened bataclan with a vow that the victims would never be minute's silence. over the past year, life has picked up again in the french capital. police hope these recent arrests will reassure people that beefed up intelligence and security is working to keep them safe. but the arrests are also a reminder that there are still terrorists plotting. and as the saying goes, elaine, they only have to be lucky once. the police have to be lucky all the time.
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liz, thank you. ing up next, a cbs news investigation prompted congressional action on deadly seat back failures. and later, mama shu dreams big
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>> it's kind of difficult, you know, especially for a mother not knowing if your child is ever going to say your name, say, "mommy," ever again. >> reporter: our investigation has identified over 100 case where's seat back collapses have resulted in serious injury or death, mostly to children in the back seat. auto makers and regulators at the national highway traffic safety administration have known about the problem for years. but the seats meet or exceed the federal standard for strength, a standard tha since it took effect in 1968. >> i will not stop until this issue is fixed. >> reporter: massachusetts senator ed markey is calling for n.h.t.s.a. to make changes. >> that seat has never changed in terms of its safety, and the evidence is overwhelming that it endangers children, especially, who sit in the back seat when there is a rear-end crash. >> reporter: they're also calling for an investigation of auto makers saying they didn't
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collapse. markey's office found nearly 10% of the accidents we identify were not reported, a step required by law if the car is less than 10 years old. it makes it a lot harder to say there's a problem if the car makers aren't reporting there's a problem. >> there's a huge regulatory black hole within which the automotive industry is able to escape responsibility because they do not report these accidents. >> reporter: the hastings sued after their accident. ford settled. >> if the seat did not collapse, he wouldn't have much. he has to live with this for the rest of his life. >> reporter: car makers can face significant fines for failing to properly report accidents. it's an allegation n.h.t.s.a. says it takes very seriously. the agency stresses the safest place for kids is the back seat. auto industry engineers have admitted the cost to fix the seat back issue could be on the order of $1 or so. >> quijano: an important investigation. kris van cleave, thank you.
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>> quijano: one of america's most beloved tv moms has died. >> it's like your father and i always say-- find out what you do best and then do your best with it. >> quijano: florence henderson always had the best advice on "the brady bunch," the sitcom about a blende family ran for five seasons, starting in 1969, and is still seen in in her long career henderson had roles on stage and in commercials and in 1962 became the first woman to fill in for johnny carson on reen "the tonit show." florence henderson died of heart failure last night. she was 82. today, first lady michelle obama accepted delivery of the white house christmas tree, a 19-foot bawlsam fir from wisconsin. she was joined by her young 97
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this was the library. this was the high school. much of the town just plain was. but as we first reported in july, that wasn't enough to stop this one imagination. >> i just felt that it was a space to build and do things on. >> reporter: and run through your back ground in urban planning. >> i don't have anything in urban planning, except for sitting on this porch conjuring up what i want to do on this block. that's it. look at all weekend do anything we want. >> reporter: meet shamayim harris. you have a better imagination than i do. this one-time school administrator is now architect of the most unlikely redevelopment project in michigan. >> we own the lot on the corner. >> reporter: several years ago she set up a nonprofit, got donations, and started reversing the decline on her block. are you paying all these people? i see a lot of people working? >> well, a couple them, but most of them are volunteers.
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>> reporter: this is just some of her army. >> when she needs something done, she knows exactly who to call and it's going to get done. >> that's why mama shu is so amazing. >> reporter: they call her mama shu and they say she'll pate boot in your behind if you don't help rebuild this part of avalon street where she plans to put basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts here, a greenhouse and cafe in this old garage, and much more spp. whole block looking like some of the suburb an blocks i see with the grass trimmed and flowers. that's what you're going to see. >> reporter: mama shu says she's driven to do all this partly because of her community and partly as a tribute to her son, jacobi. back in '07, jacobi was killed by a hit-and-run driver. he was two and is still very much in her heart and on her shoulder. >> "go, mommy, go." he says that. "go, mommy go." >> reporter: he keeps
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that's. >> all the time. >> reporter: talk about terrible twos. >> demanding and won't take no for an answer. that's my boy. >> reporter: since we first told this story, workers have completed the park and most of the homework house. ellen donated a whole building that the serve as village headquarters. and mama shu won an award for humanitarian of the year. >> the avalon village is for the people. >> reporter: she has much to be thankful for this weekend. and even more to look forward to. ( cheers ) >> i want it to be infectious. i want other people ton what they can do to their neighborhoods. you can do it. >> reporter: take it from a bubbling fountain. >> i know. >> reporter: of living proof. steve hartman, "on the road" in highland park, michigan. >> quijano: inspiring. that's the cbs evening news. for scott pelley, i'm elaine
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a turkeyda how a fistfight started over a thanksgiving meal. and, don't make plans for the weekend just yet. we are naming the valley restaurants with a health violations. it's a brand new report. >> thank you for joining us everyone. it has been a dangerous start for the holiday weekend. three wrong-way crashes in the past 2 days. police are disturbed about this
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we have joined live with the latest crash. >>reporter: the wrong-way on the i- 10 for 6 miles before crashing head on into that greyhound bus. this happened around 2:30 a.m.. there were wrong-way drivers on the eastbound lane and next thing you know there is another wrong-way crash with a bus. the woman driving that possibly impaired according to troopers. she's a mother of two. sarah cornejo. she died on the scene. >> this is tragic for her to have lost her life. >> this is becoming an epidemic and an issue we are trying to resolve on a daily level.


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