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comments@captioncolorado.com . good morning to our viewers in the west. sit wednesday december 11, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." a rare compromise in congress. the budget deal that could break years of gridlock. >> nelson mandela's final journey. thousands line up to pay their respects. >> a nevada family rescued after being trapped days in snowy sub zero weather and how they stay add live. >> freed from prison after the murder conviction was tossed ryan ferguson joins us in the studio. >> we begin with your world in 90 seconds. >> i counted all six stranding
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there nice and warp. a miracle rescue in the mountains. >> a missing family survived 48 hours in the remote area. their jeep overturned. the family kept warm by burning the spare tire. >> it was the work of a lot of people. the community came together. >> bipartisan budget deal. >> i see this as an agreement and step in the right direction. >> mandela's body is lying in state. soldiers carried his casket while people lined the streets to watch the procession. >> there are accusations the interpreter used for the mandela service may have been a fraud. >> a foot to foot and a half of snow is possible in buffalo. >> an attempted robbery in miami early tuesday morning led to a wild and deadly shootout.
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three officers were wounded and a fourth injured. >> with the help of god we think you the officers are going to be fine. >> gm made history naming the first woman to lead the major car company. >> how's this for an unlike lie catch on a california beach? it's a great white shark. >> all that and familiar faces at the new york stock exchange. >> rang the closing bell. >> never seen anything like that before. >> that all matters. >> he says we urge leaders to honor mandela's struggle for freedom by upholding the basic rights. >> would you say castro is upholding rights? >> no. >> some say obama flirted right in front of michelle obama. if the flight was long to south
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africa, can you imagine the way home? >> welcome to "cbs this morning." gayle is off today. norah is here. good morning to you. >> we begin here. congress may be ready to call a truce in its ongoing budget wars. negotiators have reached the two year spending agreement. the next step is a vote in the house later this week. >> the budget deal if approved would prevent a showdown in january that shut down part of the government in january. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. good morning. >> good morning to you and viewers in the west. this is a true compromise the kind we don't see in congress very often. the reason it's so important it brings an end to the terrible cycle where congress can't agree on a budget. they fund setting up a show down
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every few months. >> defying expectation, republican paul ryan and democrat murray announced they reached a deal tuesday after months of negotiations. >> this agreement makes sure we don't have the government shutdown in january and makes sure we don't have the shutdown scenario in october. it makes sure we don't lurch from crisis to controversyrisis. >> it sets the goal $1 trillion between 2014 and 2015. it partially rolls back those deep across the the board spending cuts known as sequestration. >> this bipartisan deal will help millions of americans who were wondering if they were going to keep paying for d.c. dysfunction. >> cuts to less critical programs and hikes in user fees for some government services like the tsa fee tacked on to airline tickets.
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president barack obama called the deal a good sign. congressional leaders from the right and left gave it their blessing. >> it was a compromise. we didn't get what we wanted; they didn't get what they wanted. >> the agreement won't win support from some conservatives who think sequestration cuts should be bolstered not replaced. rubio blasted the deal saying this "budget continue washington's irresponsible budgeting decisions ". >> like rubio considered a possible presidential contender in 2016 paul argued it's the first step. >> as a conservative ideal with the situation as it exists and ideal with the way things are not necessarily the way i want things to be. >> ryan briefed the entire house on the deal this morning. he says he expects healthy support from republicans when the bill comes up for a vote in
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the house later this week. as for senate democrats, many are already telling us norah and charlie they don't think the good deal is perfect, but they think it's pretty good and willing to live with it. >> thanks. >> president barack obama and michelle obama returned home from south africa. mandela's casket rests in the place he was inago rated as the south african president. >> reporter: good morning. as you said the body was brought to the capital behind me where it will stay in state days for people to file by and pay respects. today has been a day solemn and joyful. with motorcycle officers at the
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lead the hearse drove through the streets past south africans of every color. >> bondage of oppression. i'm now forgiving. >> an honor band greeted the hearse at the kalcapital. the members of the south africa military saluted the coffin. guards stood watch over the body of mandela lying in state. the president of south africa, mandela's widow, celebrities were first to file by to pay respects. outside the capital people paid tribute with a memorial of song and dance.
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>> everybody is happy that we had a hero with us in this world. farewell mandela. we love you. >> black, green, purple people doesn't matter. >> reporter: now that the family has taken time to spend time with the body of nelson mandela, it's time for the people now filing by the casket. they will be doing so three days. the family is flying off to his ancestral home the the site of his funeral on sunday and where his body will be buried sunday. charlie and norah. >> bill thank you. yesterday's memorial featured a sign language interpreter. this morning the country's leading organization for deaf accuses the man of being a fake. the national director of the death federation says quote, there was no meaning in what he used his hands for.
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south africa government is preparing a statement on the controversy. this morning much of the country is blanketed by bitterly cold air mass. it's causing the heavy lake snow effect of the season. chicago suburbs expect several inches in south michigan. heavy snow falls on the shore as the storm moves east. some areas could see two feet of accumulation. the below freezing temperatures stretch from idaho to maine. the coldest spot international falls minnesota with a high of minus 3 degrees. indianapolis is 0. 19 in chicago and 22 kansas city. that's cold indeed. >> the cold nearly claimed the nevada couple and four children. they are safe this morning. rescuers found them two days after becoming stranded in the mountains not far from their hometown of lovelock. they faced sub zero temperatures and you you as ben tracey
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reports, the family took crucial steps that may have saved their lives. >> reporter: 200 volunteers had been searching day and night in temperatures 16 below 0. most of them knew the missing family, james and christine who had taken their two children ages three and four along with a niece and nephew to play in the snow. by tuesday, hope had nearly run out. long time friend chris spotted them. >> i counted them all off. it was a huge relief. >> the family survived by staying together in the overturned jeep. the engine had died. >> the father jumped into action. first thing he did was built a fire. >> they had a fire going. jay was heating rocks in the fire and putting them. >> he burned the jeep's spare
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fire and rationened food and water among the four children. survival skills kept the family a live. >> no evidence of frostbite which is of course what we would have expected. we were braced for worse considering the cold temperatures we've had. they're doing very well. >> law enforcement used the faint cell phone signal to shift the search area 20 miles of where they had been looking. it led to footprints and fire tracks in the snow. the stranded family was spotted with byinoculars. this community came together and brought this to a successful conclusion. >> they're really happy and going to enjoy this christmas more so than usual. >> for "cbs this morning," ben tracey. this morning mary marrbarra will
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be the first woman to lead the giant auto maker. >> thanks to all of you, for work you do that you have done and continue to do around the world. this is truly the next chapter in gm recovery in turn around history. i'm honored to be a part of it. >> mellody hobson is in chicago. good morning. >> when you look at the resume plant manager, stanford business school global engineering, it's remarkable and seems like such an obvious choice to lead the company. >> and daughter of a gm factory worker. amazeing story. the outgoing ceo had been hinting at this. one day perhaps there would be a car gal he said
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talks about the fact she's smart, no non sense has been helping to restore growth and profitability to gm and the right person for the job. >> the current gm says she was chosen for talent not gender. is this a major break in the glass ceiling? >> this is not a break, it's a sledge hammer. this is a huge deal. there's never been a woman a top one of the manufactures. this is making a big statement. it's great she's extraordinary well qualified. she can be a symbol. as goes gm goes the country. perhaps this means as goes gm with a woman leader we'll see more companies. >> from charlie willson he said what's good gm is good for the
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country. that may make a good point. >> as we know of the fortune 500 companies, there are only 22 women ceos. just 4%. there are so few women at the top. >> so few. if you go to the next level, executive leaders, less than 15%. 10% of fortune 500 companies don't even have a woman on the board. that board seat is power. we have a long way to go from less than 4 percent to 50% where we should be would be a long time. this is a great start. >> mellody, thank you so much. >> thanks. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says healthcare.gov is working better. proof enrollment jumped in november. 500,000 americans picked new plans. she wants the agents inspector general to investigate the
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troubled launch. overnight the dramatic launch of raids on the camp. we are tracking developments from london. it's been quite a night. >> good morning charlie and norah. ukrainian police have pulled out of the protest camp after a nine hour standoff with protestors. the situation remains tense. at about 1:00 in the morning, riots moved in on the protestors camp in central independence square. using chain saw, they broke through the barricades surrounding the camp and began pulling down the tent of the protestors. then shoving began. police pushing against the protestors to try to force them out of the square started. scuffle broke out between the two sides. it was the boldest move yet by the police to break up the protestors camped out nearly two
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weeks. angered by the government's refusal to sign the pact to deepen ties to europe. the president favors closer ties with russia. >> they have beaten people sleeping in the square. in this case we need to defend ukraine, this protestor citizen. we should have the revenge and sack authoritys just for that. >> the secretary of state john kerry expressed discuss on the authority's use of force. victoria newland is one of a top number of diplomats. she went to the square and gave cookies and bread to protestors and security forces. she met with the president today. she told him last night's action against the protestors was completely unacceptable in the
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democratic society. all non lethal assistance was suspended. humanitarian aid continues. this comes after islamic rebel groups seized control of the syria main opposition group according to the group in turkey. the rebel group is weakening the battle to oust assad. u.s.a today looks at controversy over the presidential hand shake. president barack obama greeted castro and others before speak at nelson mandela's service. some call it a sign the united states may be ready for closer ties with cuba. cuban american politicians are not happy. a white house official says the hand shake was not planned. >> listen to this. times has all suspects in the terror attack in kenya that may have escaped. that's the conclusion of new york police detectives that investigated the september deadly siege at the west gate
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mall. kenyan authorities said up to 15 attackers were killed. nypd says there may have been four gunmen. the chronicle says the antacid as a down died. it's it has a vitamin b-12 deficiency. people that don't get enough may have a risk of dementia, anemia nerve problems and other problems. six officers were injured after a dramatic shootout. two dozen officers swarmed the suspect's car during the gun battle. the suspect inside were killed. three officers were wounded. they're all recovering. the suspect tried to rob a drugstore. and the chicago tribune says the mega millions lottery jackpot is worth $400 million.
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your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald good morning. 7:26. i'm frank mallicoat. get you updated on some bay area headlines now. the asiana airlines captain who crash-landed at sfo airport in july told investigators today he was worried about landing the plane visually. heavy smoke from a warehouse fire continues to hang over an area in concord. a four-alarm fire completely engulfed the building on stanwell drive. no injuries. there are some local events today to honor nelson mandela in oakland an event at city hall at noon. there's an event at san francisco city hall this morning at 8 a.m. that will feature members of the oakland-based pacific boys choir. got your traffic and weather and weather update coming up right after the break.
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it's a big wait getting towards the bay bridge toll plaza. a lot of the approaches are backed up. there was a traffic alert just past the skyway this morning and that jammed up the works early on. it's slow across the deck. also along the peninsula northbound 101 oregon expressway there is an accident there off to the right-hand shoulder in palo alto. but obviously there are big delays right now from sunnyvale. that is "kcbs traffic." here's lawrence. >> and clear and cold around the bay area this morning not as cold as it has been. still looks like high pressure is taking over mostly clear skies all the way to the beaches again. that ridge will build in the next couple of days sending arctic air further east meaning temperatures this morning are cold in spots but not as cold as it's been. 20s and 30s. but by the afternoon, plan on highs in the 50s, maybe low 60s.
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♪ ♪ well a wedding guest must really want to get married herself. the bride tosses the bouquet into a fenced-off area. a woman reached in and literally goes het over heels into the pit. she did get the flowers and a little scratch. no word yet on whether he's found a man, whether she's getting hitched. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up this half hour a side of the national zoo future rifts see. concerns about animal care after a series of recent mishaps, a story you'll see only on "cbs this morning." the picture getting worldwide attention. that's president obama posing with two other leaders at nelson mandela's memorial. why some don't like the image it presents. that story ahead. a federal appeals court
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battle could have serious consequences for the internet. at stake, whether people can post anonymous comments or negative reviews of businesses. jan crawford is in washington. jan, good morning. >> reporter: this could have a really big impact in california silicon valley because everyone has always thought owners and operators of websites like facebook aren't liable for their user's comments. a ruling by a federal judge in ohio in what's a strange case involving a former nfl cheerleader and a gossip website may suggest otherwise. the internet giants across the country are fighting back. the legal fight started when a website dirty.com implied former cincinnati bengals cheerleader sarah jones slept with the entire team and had not one, but two sexually transmitted diseases. when the website's owner refused to remove the case jones sued and won $338,000 in damages.
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what started as a fight between a cheerleader and gossip website is turning into a major battle over internet freedom. >> this case has the capability to not allow users to say anything they want to. >> that's why the nation's top internet companies are urging a federal appeals court to set aside the decision holding the website liable. they argue the decision the first of its kind, could force them to change their business models or curtail their services in significant ways by restricting third party comments negative reviews, postings or tweets. >> if a website owner is responsible for what a user posts, they're going to really restrict everything that users submit submit. >> reporter: but jones' attorney derrick deeters says the owner selected which submissions went on the site and even making comments of his own. >> if you just provide a platform where people can post you don't have anything to worry
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about. if you actually control what goes up and what goes down and edit it, you've got a problem. you've got to make sure you don't republish defamation. >> reporter: the cheerleader is going to file court papers by friday argue her case is narrow and argue these big websites facebook or trip adviser don't control the comment, that people can put up what they want. so the appeals court is going to be hearing arguments in this case probably early next year with the decision in the months to come. >> jan, do you think this has far reaching consequences for all organizations? >> i think it could on these kind of websites where you weigh in and put comments. that's why this is such a huge issue. federal law typically has been thought to protect that and protect websites from people. that's why the internet has had this vast billions of users weighing in with this free form exchange of information. this is kind of seen as a big test case and whether or not the courts are going to see it as
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narrow, like the cheerleader says or big like aol and yahoo! says. that's what the federal appeals court is going to have to decide. >> really interesting. jan, thank you. this morning the ntsb released the transcript from the flight recorder of the asiana jet that crash landed at sfo. the captain told investigators he was concerned about making a visual landing because the automated warning systems were out at the airport. john black stoin looksality today's hearing. >> reporter: the ntsb is not ready to identify a crash, investigators at the scene found no obvious failures in the automated flight controls. >> the concerns is that the pilots may not have fully understood the workings of the automation and they assumed that the auto thrust was controlling the speed when, in fact it was not. >> reporter: the aircraft was coming in to land 40 miles an hour slower than it should have been. but in the highly automated cockpit of the asiana blowing
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777, they didn't realize they were flying too low and too slow until it was too late. >> there are two pilots in the cockpit for a reason. if they're using automation a big key is to monitor. pilots are trained to monitor. >> reporter: the asiana pilots who crashed the plane will not be testifying at the ntsb hearing, but the airline's chief pilot and training manager will testify about how pilots are trained in the use of automation. >> we've become dependent upon it and we sometimes don't have the manual flying skills that we really should. that can lead to a laqis of confidence and makes us reluctant to intervene when it's not doing what it should. >> reporter: it was noted that pilots can become accustomed to watching things happen and rely too much on automated systems. the hearing that begins today may help uncover whether that was the case in the asiana crash. for "cbs this morning," john blackstone, san francisco.
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the service for nelson mandela tuesday was filled with mem robl moments, but one scene is causing an uproar on social media. president obama posed for a selfie with two leaders. critics are calling it tasteless. bill plante is here. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you probably know by now, a self fi is a self portrait usually taken with a smart phone and meant to be shared with the world online. at the mandela memorial service, another photographer actually captured the moment that the three world leaders posed for their selfie. it was his photo that went viral and sparks all the outrage. it may seem like an odd setting for a selfie, the memorial service for the man who brought down apartheid. >> in honor of our father nelson mandela. >> reporter: but there they were president obama, british
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prime minister david cameron. a "washington post" blogger called it beyond the pale. business insider described it as awkward. randy cohen who used to write theeth sift column thinks this is less faux pas and more faux outrage. >> what people express is endless narcissim undimmed by the most solemn moments in human existence. that's not what this was. this was a big celebration that included celebration as well as grief, laughter as well as tears. >> reporter: viewed another way the president might have caused a diplomatic incident if he had declined an invitation to be in a photo with two long-time allies. even though the first lady didn't seem too pleased. to be fair, president obama was not alone. here is george w. bush with u-2
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front man bono. that was posted on a site where selfies were ubiquitous there were thousands of pictures with the hash tag mandela's service. >> if it was terrible to take photos as a memorial service, maybe they should have kicked out all the camera crews. >> reporter: is taking selfies at funerals a trend? maybe not. there is a site dedicated to pictures of grieving mourners. really? probably safer to picture yourself at less somber historic occasions like the president's daughters seen snapping selfies at their father's most recent inauguration. we need to know the selfie for which the president posed yesterday has not surfaced. given the uproar the likelihood of that photo showing up on the internet any time soon seems pretty slim. we'll keep checking the danish prime minister's twitter feed.
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>> have you ever posted a selfie bill? >> no. >> charlie? you have to take it of yourself. >> you have the camera. >> if i take it of you, it's not a selfie. >> no, but you can do it like this, dear. >> i'm sorry. okay. yeah. >> bill, nice to have you here. >> always a pleasure. selfie is the word of the year in the oxford english dictionary. >> there you go. that's what gayle does at your house all the time. >> i know. i saw that. i remember it well. >> thanks bill, nice to see you. coming up sharyl attkisson investigates concerns about animal care at the national zoo. this is a very serious story and some new allegations. it's a story you will see only on "cbs this morning." that story is next.
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the smithsonian's national zoo is a top tourist draw in washington, d.c. with more than 2 million visitors a year. but unseen by the public, a series of recent mishaps that put animals at risk. sharyl attkisson has been investigating. she's at the national zoo this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. last month a zebra attacked a zookeeper severely injuring him and an endangered gazelle spooked broke his neck. so some insiders are questioning management. the national zoo is a leader in animal care, science and the cute photo-op. but behind the scenes five sources with more than 35 years combined experience at the zoo are raising concerns to cbs news about recent animal injury deaths and escapes. >> we started an intensive
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search for rusty the red panda. >> reporter: the sources don't want to be identified for fear of retaliation. they say problems began last year when the zoo doubled the population of the cheetah conservation station with no extra space. >> i sometimes call it fetch and pray. you get the animals and pray the project will work out. >> reporter: an independent reviewer in a 2005 investigation of the zoo found systemic problems at the highest levels. we asked him to look at the new complaints which blame poor planning for a rash of incidents. these horn bills were kept in an indoor shack for eight months because their exhibit wasn't ready. a red river hog that arrived quickly became malnourished and died of an infection. a vulture temporarily escaped. so did a red panda. city >> it's no surprise to me as a
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field biologist that so many of them do not work out. they're just too hastily put together and not well thought through. >> reporter: two animals died after they got spooked and broke their necks in their confined spaces. pamela baker-masson is the zoo spokeswoman, she says the zoo meets the highest entry standards, that the animals always have appropriate space and the best care. >> we take great care no n. introducing our animals to these various habitats and transitioning them. ideally these things wouldn't happen of course. >> reporter: cbs news has learned the zoo convened a task force in august to investigate complaints but they won't release the report. this is a public facility. don't you think the public has a right to know these processes going on at the zoo as they're happening and not have to wait until someone decides the report
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is ready? >> we're more than happy to do that. but we have to do it in a thorough and process-oriented way that makes sense. >> reporter: for now, their public focus is on the up side like the tiger cubs that went on display last month. the zoo told us it still doesn't know how the stooezebra got to the zookeeper. we're told the keeper was recently released from the hospital after nearly three weeks. charlie high pressure building in overhead. the temperatures starting to moderate a little bill. still cold out the door, some numbers in the 20s and 30d this morning, but lots of sunshine coming our way. and it looks luke that cold arctic air is finally beginning to slide to the east. so our temperatures are going to begin to warm up a bit by the afternoon. highs running in the 50s, maybe a low 60 out there, too. as we head in toward the next couple of days, a few high clouds drift through on friday. warmer for the weekend. near 70 degree in the warmest spots by monday.
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it was a murder case with no physical evidence and kevin which i witnesses. ryan ferguson lived a legal nightmare spending years in prison. he'll be in studio 57 to tell us what is next now that his conviction has been throughoutwn out. [ laughter ] [ grunts ] kids today. it's all gadgets and internets. everything needs a battery. oh, hank. merry christmas.
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investigators are holding a day-long hearing into the crash your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. good morning. it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. the notice investigators have holding a hearing into the -- the ntsb investigators are holding a here in the asiana flight crash. the captain of the plane told investigators he was very concerned about attempting a visual approach while landing at sfo. a system on the runway that helps pilots land wasn't operating due to construction. a group of students and alum are pushing back against the recent removal of vallejo high school's mascot. they will protest at a school district board meeting today. they voted to drop the mascot of apache after complaints from native americans who found it offensive. traffic and weather coming up.
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good morning. once again, some drivers are reporting black ice on the doran bridge in san mateo county and a spinout reported southbound 280 by black mountain road. there are some delays in the area unusual amount of traffic right now heading southbound. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. an earlier traffic alert made an early-morning backup at the bay bridge toll plaza, so it's stacked up well into the maze and some of the approaches including the eastshore freeway seeing extra gridlock through berkeley, also northbound 101 through palo alto an earlier crash now cleared. here's lawrence. >> clear skies out there right now temperatures not as cold if you are stepping out the door but still cold enough in spots. over coit tower we have some blue skies there. still dropping down to 26 degrees in santa rosa right now. 32 freezing in livermore. 35 in san jose. this afternoon, 50s maybe some low 60s.
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♪ good morning. it is 8 a.m. in the west. welcome back to cbs this morning. south african citizens line up to say good-bye to nelson mandela. we'll go to pretoria. should children be forced to get a flu shot? dr. holly phillips is in our toyota green room and she'll look at a new health proposal. claire dane searches for the truth on the hit series "homeland" when she tells us about the truth playing a cia agent. here's today's "eye opener" at 8. this is a true compromise. >> a two-year spending agreement. >> the budget deal would prevent another showdown in january like
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the one that shut down part of the government. >> the body of nelson mandela was brought to the capitol behind me where it will lie in state for three days. >> a couple and four young children are safe. rescuers found them two days after be becoming stranded in the mountains. >> with the teventmperatures we've seen the last couple nights we were worried the outcome would not be this good. >> this is a sledgehammer to the glass ceiling. there's never been a woman atop one of the big three automakers. >> ukrainian have pulled out of the protest camp after a nine-hour standoff with protesters. >> wedding guests must want to get married. the bride tosses the bouquet. >> another photographer captured the moment the three world leaders posed for the selfie. >> if i take it of you, it's not a selfie. >> but you can do it like this. >> we have to turn it around.
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>> that's what gayle does at your house all the time. >> i remember that well. i'm charlie rose with norah o'donnell. gayle king is off. leaders and public are taking one last look at nelson mandela. >> his casket was brought to pretoria. nelson mandela is lying in state. debora is in pretoria. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. just over 20 years ago south africans similar to these voted in the first democrat election. today they stand to pay respect to that man that gave them democracy, nelson mandela. some have been waiting for just over five hours. they don't care. they're so determined to see the body of the man who gave them their freedom.
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there's a wonderful symmetry his coffin lays in the same office when he took 1994. they saluted as the coffin was driven through the streets of pretoria draped in south african flag. family was allowed in first, dignitaries and ordinary south africans. they are expecting 2,000 to file past the body every two hours. >> thank you. president and mrs. obama are back at the white house. they flew all night from south africa after attending the mandela service. the white house released photos of the two presidents this morning. >> a white house official said they all were together. they had dinner together the bush bushs, obamas and hillary clinton. they say there's no meaning to the president's handshake
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with cuban leader rual castro. cuban leaders were quick to complain. >> sometimes a hand shake is just a handshake. but when the leader of the free world shakes the bloody hand of a ruthless dictator like castro it becomes a propaganda coup for the tyrant. >> in a radio interview john mccain said, quote, why should you shake hands with somebody who's keeping americans in prison? i mean what's the point? neville chamberlain shook hands with hitler. he said that reference to the world war ii meaning was a joke. last time congress passed an actual budget was april 29, 2009. that was 1687 days ago. back then a gallon of gas cost a little more than $2.
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president obama had been in office for just 100 days. >> house budget committee chairman paul ryan and patty murray announced this agreement yesterday. >> this agreement makes sure we don't have a government shutdown scenario in january. it makes sure we don't have another government shutdown scenario in october. it makes sure we don't lurch from crisis to crisis. >> nancy cordes is on capitol hill. good morning. it's so rare to hear the word compromise up there. >> reporter: that's right, norah. a lot of people didn't think they would be able to reach this compromise, including many senior lawmakers. the secret here was that murray and ryan set their sights low. they didn't try to craft a grand bargain where they dramatically reduced the debt or fix entitlement problems. they simply tried to craft a bipartisan budget for the next two years. and tried to replace those across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration with some smarter cuts.
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some conservatives are grumbling. they wanted to see deeper cuts of course. what murray and ryan are arguing is that before you can even get into big debt talks, you need to perform one of the most basic responsibilities of congress which is to pass a budget so that you can fund the government for the entire year. norah and charlie? >> nancy, thank you. this morning, new york city is drawing national attention yet again for a health proposal by outgoing mayor bloomberg. officials will vote today on a plan to require flu shots for kids under 5 years old if they're in preschool or day care centers. dr. holly phillips is with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> what's behind this new proposal? >> this is the new york state department of health looking at numbers. they found that 40 % of kids under the age of 5, who are in these settings day care nursery school preschool get, get the flu every fall. four kids died of the flu last year. this is their effort to cut down on those numbers in preschool,
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but also to recognize that children are often the vector of flu for the rest of society. they get it early and it stays in the population. >> this is not just a recommendation. this is a first. is this a first? >> it's not unprecedented but rare. similar mandates are in place in new jersey and connecticut. we have to keep in mind, these are not the first vaccines to be required. of course we give kids measles, mumps, but out of all viruses they're more likely to get the flu. >> could it be more that i don't want the government telling me what to do with my child or the actual vaccine and the impact? >> i think vaccines remain sensitive. i say there are two things not to discuss at a cocktail party, politics or vaccines. >> or religion. >> vaccines are still sensitive.
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some are concerned about possible side effects. the word autism we still hear despite the research. again, there is also a sense of should the government tell me what to do? but it is about protecting the kids. >> when i tweeted about this this morning we were going to be talking about this should you allow the government to mandate flu shots, i had someone raise the concern they're allergic to flu shots. what are the opt-out concerns? >> in new york city there are two major opt-outs. the first is religious and the second is medical. so, if you've had a history of sensitivity to vaccines or severe reactions. there aren't very many people who have them, but if you can document it from a doctor or a religious official if you're opting out for religious reasons, you don't have to take the vaccines. >> but, bottom line you think this is a no-brainer we should do this. >> most in the medical community, myself included kids can really really get sick from this and we can prevent a huge
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number of illnesses by doing this. >> you snoou with more than 2.5 million hits a day, amazon.com is one of the most popular destinations. anthony mason is with us. >> good morning. they're called amazon bombers, people who post comments on amazon simply for the entertainment. not only do they draw attention to some of the site's most outrageous items but they have a growing number of followers eagerly awaiting their next review. 44-year-old james thatch is a children's author who loves to make people laugh. when you saw this posting on amazon for a state-of-the-art tv for nearly $40,000, the writer in him couldn't resist. >> i went straight down to the reviews to see who would buy $40,000 and they were all joke reviews and i thought, i could do that. >> reporter: in his mock review he described the length he went to to afford the tv.
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>> we bought this after selling our daughter amanda into slavery. we got a refurbished, without a remote. >> reporter: it encouraged 600 other users to chime in with their own sarcastic comments. it's a practice known as amazon bombing, something the online retailer has been known to quietly encourage. >> amazon found out people are using their site as a publishing platform and makes it more than just a store. it makes them an electronic town hall. >> reporter: according to amazon nearly 8,000 users found thatch's review of the tv helpful. since then he's found out items to amazon bomb including chinese finger traps with review, worst birthday ever. >> in a weird way you've got the internet and internet shopping, which are kind of singular activities. and then this joke subculture is bringing people together.
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>> amazon refused to post one of his reviews because it was too controversial but after promising to post a disclaimer that it's fake he's been free to amazon bomb as much as he likes. >> some people have a lot of time on their hands. >> i think they do. some of these reviews are pretty
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ryan ferguson has been free for about a month now after nearly ten years behind bars for murder he says he didn't commit. he's in studio 57 to tell us about his next move. that's ahead on "cbs this morning ".
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degrees and sunny today. but do not tell our local weather reporters. a little bit of wind last night. and here's how crystal cruise of local channel 9 covered that. >> a piece of plastic caught in the tree was whipping around. and then there was this. one, two, three, four five six and check out where the wind rolled number seven. >> wow. i tell you, it's almost like those carts are on wheels. >> could be. >> yeah. i think she was creative, that's awesome. all right. are waiters an endangered species? the dead editor and chief of bon appetite is in the green room.
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mondays. that scene from office space shows, some people don't always want to deal with waiters. their dream may actually come true. >> restaurants are adopting new technology that could transform the way we dine. adam rappaport is editor and chief of bon appetit. so all the affection we have for waitresses and waiters will no longer be needed? >> we can still be affectionate, but it changes the game. about 22,000 restaurants will be installing these version of tablets at your table. >> so in chains? >> it's starting with them but first is tji friday and then next so on down the line. >> so does it mean waiters and waitresses are entapingdangered stees eded species? >> no. they still need to serve the food. >> so why are they using these devices? >> first of all, they want to
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turn tables queker. if i'm using one of these and it's time to pay the bill, i just do pay the check. all of a sudden it gives me 20% tip, i hit this amount slide it. you've been there, you're trying to get your waetiter's attention. you can just give me the check. boom, you're out of there. >> if it makest mak sit makes things more efficient at the same time that there human connection. >> we're hanging out. you feel like another drink, i want another bud light, and you have your beer about that. >> or it's not what you ordered. >> exactly. so right now they're starting off they're still the waiter will take your order for the main course, but if you want to order a drink or extra appetizer, you can do it on here. eventually will it all be executizede execute computerized? possibly. >> i can imagine circumstances where they will show you what the food looks like.
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>> here you can get my -- i can printout my receipt my signature. it shows you every dish gives you a description. >> wow look at that. >> don't worry, it's on me. >> let her pick it up. >> we do it in taxicabs already. you to it when you go to the airport. >> we have to ask about beer. because apparently now -- >> there is something called i pour where you wear like a nike risk band and you go to a bar with 40 tabs, you touch it pay your own beer. you pay by the ounce. >> i'd like to see the ability to communicate with the chef. >> i'm sure the chef would love that. >> exactly. >> fun to have you here. next time you're paying. >> i just did pay. >> all right. claire danes could pull off a trifecta at the golden globes
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at s-f-o airport told investigators he was worried about landing the plane visually. good morning. it's 8:25. i'm michelle griego. the ntsb investigators are holding a day long hearing into the crash of asiana flight 214. the asiana airlines captain to crash-landed at sfo told investigators he was worried about landing the plane visually. the threat of a roof collapse is keeping firefighters from entering that warehouse fire in concord. a four-alarm fire completely engulfed the building on stanwell drive. heavy smoke filled the air all morning. no injuries. there are some local events today in honor of nelson mandela. in oakland, an event will be held at city hall at noon and an event at san francisco city hall featuring members of the oakland-based pacific boys choir. stay with us, traffic and weather coming right up.
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as you travel into oakland heading into downtown. and a quick check of the bay bridge toll plaza where it's backed up into the maze. but the left lanes are probably your best option at this point. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." here's lawrence. >> all right. clear skies again, not quite as cold around the bay area but cold enough if you are headed out the door. we have some sunshine to the coast. looks like that arctic air mass finally beginning to slide slowly eastward as high pressure builds in. that means we'll see some improving weather over the next couple of days especially over the weekend. temperatures by the afternoon planning on 58 degrees and sunny in oakland, 56 in san francisco. 59 one of the warmer spots in san jose. wouldn't be surprised to see a couple of low 60s popping up outside. next couple of days, we'll warm those temperatures up a few more degrees. looks like we could have a couple of clouds move through on friday but the weekend looking good. temperatures soaring into the 60s on sunday. even warmer on monday! yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i didn't. yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i didn't. yes you did. did not. [ male announcer ] find some peace this holiday.
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we had the honor of ringing the closing bell. i said cbs when i hit the gavel there. you can see our executive producer and other senior producers joined us there. we celebrated our 500th broadcast in november. oir our second anniversary is coming up next month. >> it was a lot of fun. >> it was. >> and the bell you ripping it electron he cannily. and you have to make sure you push it right at the right time. >> and you did a good job. >> thank you very much. very difficult but i made it. welcome back to "cbs this morning". coming up he fought for almost a decade to clear his name. now ryan ferguson is out of prison and with his family for the holidays.
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this morning he's here this studio 57 along with erin moriarty. we'll her how he's adjusting to life on the outside. >> plus claire danes stars at a complex cea officer on homeland. it's one our favorite tv thrillers on show time. and it counts president obama among it many fans. danes tells us how she learned to play a bipolar character. the "los angeles times" says young women are closing the gender gap when it comes to wages. last years women between 25 and 34 years old made 93% of what men earned in the same age group. >> a 6-year-old boy was sus pinneded for kissing a girl. the school consider it is sexual harassment, but the first grader hunter, said he just had a crush on the girl. >> it was done in class.
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and i kissed her on the hand. that's what happened. they sent me to the office. i feel sorry. but i just have a lot of energy. 6-year-olds? they have a lot of energy. >> my explanation, too. a lot of energy. >> is that what you say? >> i just had a lot of energy. >> stop kissing, but i just have so much energy. that's very cute. hunter's mom says she was shocked. she thinks there is nothing wrong with his display of affection. and this story, the search for the other than of a chicken. the bird was found in new york central park last week by a man walking his dog. he brought the chicken to a nearby wildlife rehabilitation center. they found someone in upstate new york who will keep the chicken in his bird sanctuary. >> and i can share that you said to me this morning will is my favorite story. >> it was. because he was going to a place where all wild birds are kept whatever that is. >> some sort of bird sanctuary.
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all right. and now to this story. it has been nearly a month sense ryan ferguson was freed from prison. the missouri man spent almost a decade behind bars before his murder conviction was overturned. we'll talk with him in a moment. but first, "48 hours" correspondent erin moriarty looks at the long legal fight to prove his innocence. >> reporter: 29-year-old ryan ferguson is trying to may go up for lost time. nearly ten years lost. that's how long he was incars rated for a crime he has always said he at any time commit. >> just look at the facts. look at all the evidence. i think if anybody did that it's obvious that i don't belong here. >> guilty of murder in the second degree. >> reporter: ferguson was 19 when he was convicted of killing a newspaper spots editor. although there was no physical evidence that linked him to the brutal murder. the state's two eyewitnesses both had credibility problems. charles erickson a former classmate of ferguson's said
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the two teens committed the murder. but seemed to know little about it when questioned about police. the other witness was a janitor who originally said he couldn't identify anyone at the crime scene. but at trial -- >> would you point to that individual, please? >> yes. >> reporter: ferguson convicted of murder and robbery was sentenced to 40 years in prison. attorney kathleen zelner took the case in 2009. >> once you're convicted, the system works completely against you. >> reporter: ultimately both state witnesses recanted. >> may it please the court -- >> reporter: in september, zeln evident r argued the course before a missouri appellate court. on november 5th the court ruled in ferguson's favor. ferguson was released after the state decided not to retry him. >> thank you. >> reporter: he's free. but his past he fears could shadow his future.
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>> i've been work hard on being a positive asset to the community anywhere i go and i might not ever be given a chance. and so that's scary. >> ryan ferguson and erin moriarty join us. i think everybody wants to know ryan, how is it now to be outside after having faced what you went through? >> feels incredible. it's a bit surreal at times. but you just try to move forward in life. and each day is a struggle because you've missed out on so much. but we have a great family and a great team and we try to figure things out. >> and how do you not be bitter if you're not? >> it's difficult not to be bitter. but we look at the reality of what happened and we ask for accountability and we move forward. and we believe that in the future people will be held accountable for what they did to myself and to my family.
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and you just really hope that that happens and you live life. >> but you can't put a money bag on what happened to you. >> there is no monetary value to ten years of life. my whole 20s are gone. but i have a great family and we'll move forward together and do great things together. >> before you came out here cherry and i were talking about how hard it must have been to spend a decade in prison having been wrongly convicted. the idea of losing your freedom is just a terrible terrible thought. how did you cope what did you miss the most? >> i just missed knowing that i had all these opportunities that were gone. my whole 20s were gone. and i coped by learning and educating myself every day. i went in as a 19-year-old child and i realized that i didn't want to come out as that 19-year-old child, whether it was one year or five years are or 100 years. i wanted to learn and grow. >> so did you do school?
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>> yes. i educated myself and every day i worked out i took care of my mind and my body. >> he wrote a book on fitness of all things. >> i wanted to show that i had something extra to offer. so i wrote a book on fitness because i spent a lot of time studying it and learning about it, and it's something that i can give back to over people. >> we saw ryan when he came out after he had been released. we did that story with you. and he had said it's easy to get wrongfully convicted but it takes an army to overturn a conviction. >> and that's absolutely true. every case we've ever done of wrongful conviction, number one it was his parents. his dad did so much of an investigation afterwards helping us. no question. then you have press putting the spotlight. it does not affect the judiciary, but certainly the political decisions afterwards. and then of course the most important is the attorneys. and in this case because you're not automatically entitled to an
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appealllate attorney. kathleen zelner did it pro bono. so if you don't have people willing to fight for you you'll get lost no question. >> when you would talk with fellow inmates and say i didn't do this would they look at you and say, yeah yeah that's what everybody says or would they want it hear your story? >> i didn't talk about my case to fellow inmates. there's a lot of people who will talk about their case said they didn't do it or a lot of people said they did do it. i didn't have anything to say. i just lived my life. we're here we're all equal let's get through whatever we're dealing with together because we're stuck in this environment. but talking about your case is not wise in the prison. i avoided that. >> what decisions need you make now that you're out? >> what decisions? >> yeah, what kinds of things are you thinking that you have to decide on? >> well, i look forward to getting a job. it will be very difficult. it's a struggle to move forward knowing that i haven't had any proper education. and whenever people google my name it comes up with the past
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decade of my life. and it's very difficult to move forward in that sense and in a professional sense. >> do you have any idea what job you'd like? >> i do. definitely real estate. talking to people. educating people about the justice system. i'm going to go probably into law to some degree. it will take time. as i said, i missed a decade. but i really feel good about the future. i feel like i can move forward. >> what happens to charles erickson? >> charles erickson needs justice. >> this is another fellow who would you say convicted. >> he was. >> he's the main accuser here in this case. but the same evidence that was kept from ryan was also kept from charles erickson. and there is a lot of evidence that he came to his story because he was fed information by police. >> it's a sad case it is. and he needs justice. he doesn't belong in prison. but he certainly needs help. he needs representation. >> i think he is going to file an appeal. first he has to get rid of this
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guilty plea. he pled guilty because of course he good that he got a deal to testify. so he has to get rid of that.good that, he got a deal to testify. so he has to get rid of that. his will be harder because he quote/unquote confessed. >> it's been incredible following your story story. >> and a pleasure to meet you. >> thank you so much. claire danes tells us how the internet helped her become sofa... desk... you know what?
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claire danes stars in homeland, the number one series on showtime a division of cbs. she's won an emmy and back to back golden globes for her role as a cia officer. we sat down with danes to unravel the secret. for those of us fans there are opening credits which you watch for every episode which are quite compelling. >> i'm the only one who got it right. >> in one of the lines you hear -- >> you're the smartest and the dumbest [ bleep ] person i've ever known. >> well, thank you. yes. >> he's talking about you. >> yeah. >> give me your keys. >> get in the car. >> the man who was going to meet
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lived in this building -- >> get in the car. >> back in the car. >> she's the extreme. >> but isn't that the singularity in this homeland is that she's so smart and yet she makes these decisions that make you scream at the television. >> yes. she's impulsive, but also incredibly reliable. she does know best. people always forget to defer to her and trust her because she seems so dang crazy. but, yeah she's ultimately incredibly capable. >> my name is nicholas brody. people will say that he was turned into a terrorist. >> you were right. >> she's bipolar. how did you learn to play someone who is bipolar. >> well, i read a lot of books on the condition. i met with people who had it. and ultimately i found the
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internet to be the greatest resource because there are a lot of blogs video blogs, run with people with by pl lar condition. it's one thing to read about it but another to observe it. >> that's one of the most gripping parts about season three is that carrie is committed into a mental ward. >> yes. >> thank god. my green pen is dry. i've used for a new one but they don't understand. >> you're such an incredible actor. but i find myself i want to really interview carrie. >> i'm sorry. >> i want to say carrie why were you dumping all your pills in to the toilet. >> right. >> do you do that with carrie yourself? playing her, do you sort of say
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why would she do this do you question the writing? >> sometimes. i'm always monitoring the depiction of her, of her condition. i never want her bipolarity to be a convenient gimmick. and it's kind of fun to see crazy carrie. i just want to treat it with more respect. >> the attorney general is ready to honor our agreement, but there are a few things i need first. >> what's it like to be part of a show that president obama says is one of his favorite shows? >> it's wild. it's really -- it's wild. i'm continuously amazed by the success of the show and obviously grateful for it. but, you know it's novel for me to have an extended relationship with, you know, a character. >> when you were first approached about playing the role of carrie you said it
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scared you. are you still scared? >> yeah. because i'm still interested you know. i think she is a truly fundamentally moral person. and she always does the right and courageous thing and, you know -- >> no matter what. >> no matter what, yeah. >> you're a traitor and terrorist and now it's time for pay for that. >> how many seasons of homeland? >> i don't know. i don't know. there will be another one. we'll see. i'm around. >> fascinating woman. >> isn't she? >> the actress as well as the character. >> i want to interview the character because she's so complex. and good writing and good characters make good series and
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good television. and this show is so gripping. i know you enjoy it as much as i do. >> i love it. they're two damaged people and just the dynamic of what they have. >> tomorrow we'll find out if claire danes can make it a three-peat at the golden globes. we'll bring you the 2014 november nations asominations. and also the most am claimed game show host in tv history. we'll talk with bob barker as he returns to "the price is right" for his 90th birthday. that's tomorrow. as people know, i love price is rite.
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your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald good morning, it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego with your kpix 5 headlines. ntsb investigators are holding a day long hearing into the crash of asiana flight 214. already today, we learned the trainee captain of the plane told investigators he was very concerned about attempting a visual approach while landing at sfo. a system on the runway that helps pilots land wasn't operating due to construction. the threat of a roof collapse is keeping firefighters from entering a warehouse on fire in concord. firefighters don't believe anyone was hurt. a group of students and alumni are pushing back against the recent removal of vallejo high's mascot. they are expected to protest today. the district voted to drop the apache mascot after complaints from native american activists who found it offense uv.
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now here's lawrence with the forecast. a lot of sunshine around the bay area today. the temperatures still chilly in spots. freeze warnings up until 9:00 this morning until valleys but looks like milder weather ahead today as high pressure builds in over head. that cold air finally sliding east. so improving weather the next couple of days. this afternoon, should be mostly sunny all the way to the coastline. plan on 55 in pacifica, 57 and warmer today in santa rosa, 59 one of the warmest spots in san jose and wouldn't be surprised to see low 60s outside. next couple of days we are going to see plenty of sunshine, a couple of high clouds headed our way o friday. warmer weather for the weekend. the temperatures are going to be heating up on sunday maybe 70 by monday. your "kcbs traffic" is coming up next.
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good morning. we have very slow commutes out there including up the nimitz freeway. northbound 880 by hegenberger is a new two car accident blocking the middle lane and as you continue northbound towards your downtown oakland exits, it looks like this unfortunately a lot of gridlock. southbound 101 at cesar chavez. couple of fender-bender to the same exit this morning. the latest one just cleared out of lanes. but over at the bay bridge toll plaza, the other end still backed up into the maze.
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