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a new deadline gives americans another 24 hours to sign up for health insurance. customers sue target following a massive security breach at the retail giant. and the curtain comes down on candlestick park. a wild finish for the last game in the popular san francisco a wild finish for the last game in the popular san francisco stadium. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, december 24th, 2013. good morning, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. it is deadline day again for the affordable care act. the obama administration is giving americans who want coverage on january 1st one more day to sign up. as nancy cordes reports a lot of people need the extra time. >> reporter: these last-minute shoppers at highland mall in
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austin, texas, weren't there to buy gifts. >> there's a policy number and then there's a member i.d. >> reporter: they were there to purchase health insurance through a federal exchange with the help of staffers through a local nonprofit. the group insure central texas signed up more people on monday than all of november. >> the past few days it's been very busy. we'll probably surpass the day. >> reporter: there was a mad dash in virginia and on online. more than 1 million people have visited healthcare.gov. by 5 p.m., about five times more than last monday. some users were told to wait here when they tried to logon or to read their e-mail so they could be notified when demand flowed. the administration announced the 24-hour enrollment extension at midday but warned you should not wait if you're aiming to get coverage january 1st. you should try to sign up today. complicating matters, some of
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the 14 states that run their own exchanges announced their deadlines would not be slipping. insurance companies have already warned it will be difficult to process all those new applications by january 1st. and that's the next big test for obamacare, will people who sign up now be able to use their coverage smoothly come january 1st. those who don't need coverage right away will have several months to sign up. open enrollment runs through the end of march. nancy cordes, cbs news, washington. well, target faces new problems following the massive theft of customer debit and credit card information. the retailer is the subject of lawsuits and a justice department investigation. as bigad shaban reports target is working hard to gain back customer trust. >> if target can get hacked, i feel like any store can get hacked. >> reporter: tracy rhodes is changing the way she shops at target after the retail giant revealed a security breach could
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leave as many as 40 million customers vulnerable to theft. >> i got to the register, and i pulled out my card to put it in the machine. then i thought about it, and i took it out. and i cancelled the whole transaction. i just used cash. >> reporter: other consumers appear to be avoiding the retailer. foot traffic at target stores fell an estimated 5% this past weekend, compared to the same time last year. >> thank you for your patience. >> reporter: target's president and ceo took to the website to apologize to customers. he said while hackers did get customer names and credit card numbers and expiration dates, he believes they were unable to collect pin numbers. that's no consolation for college junior erica aiken who had $1200 stolen from her account. >> there were six transactions from target harrisburg, pennsylvania which i'm not in harrisburg. >> reporter: class action lawsuits have been filed in several states, seeking millions
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of dollars in damages. bigad shaban, cbs news, los angeles. on the "cbs moneywatch," holiday shoppers lose steam, plus hyundai to pay millions in a gas mileage settlement. alexis christoforous is there at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, alexis. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. it's certainly been a mediocre december at best. according to shopper track sales dropped 3% since last year. and the first week of the month, sales dropped about 3% again. but in november, sales rose, almost 3.5%. we should note the numbers don't include online sales. asian markets are higher ahead of the holidays. tokyo's nikkei finished a fraction ahead of six years. china's shanghai composite added a fraction and hong kong's hang seng is closed for a holiday. a half day here on wall street as traders get ready for christmas and others smiling on their day off.
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a santa claus rally yesterday sent the markets into record territory again. the dow rose 73 points to a new high. the nasdaq jumped 44. a christmas gift for home owners. the new chief who oversees fannie mae and freddie mac said he'll postpone and may even cancel a fee that would add millions to the cost of mortgages. housing experts say those fees would have been passed on to borrowers with less than perfect credit history. hyundai and kia will spend almost $400 million to settle charges they overstated gas mileage. last year, the epa found the automaker's inflated fuel economy numbers on 13 models. so instead of collecting a monthly fee, hyundai owners now have the option of taking a lump sum of $350. kia owners, about 660 bucks. and one of the most popular gifts this holiday is audio equipment. sales of sound bars, you know, those long thin speakers, have grown 80%. wireless speakers have nearly
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quadrupled. according to the research group npd, headphones and audio equipment make up 17% of all sales. and anne-marie, those headphones are actually hip again. >> they are. i know when it comes to the ear buds, i'm constantly replacing them. my dog thinks they're chew toys and if i leave them on the floor, they're done for. >> i'm going with the big cam. >> exactly. >> alexis christoforous, thank you so much. christmas eve travelers from the midwest into the northeast face headaches this morning. roads remain icy following an icy storm that swept across the country. utility crews are racing to return power to hundreds of thousands of families for christmas gatherings. one vermont resident said it's like camping in the living room. >> i went and bought a space heater and we've got some candles. i don't mind being in the dark so much. it was just the heat. there was no heat. >> at least 11 deaths are blamed
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on the storm that started saturday and lingered into late monday. more than 300 flights were cancelled on monday. another 7,000 were delayed. nasa is preparing for a space walk this morning to fix a cooling system aboard the international space station. it is the second and hopefully final space walk to replace the system. astronauts will be keeping close tabs on their space suits, though. susan mcginnis is some washington. susan, good morning. >> reporter: anne-marie, good morning. this christmas eve space walk is scheduled for 7:10 eastern time this morning, these two astronauts were already out there for about 5 1/2 hours on saturday. nasa is hoping, at least, today they'll be able to finish up. nasa astronaut rick mastracchio and michael hopkins are preparing for their second space walk in four days to repair a restretch-ize ammonia pump on the international space station. >> during the first space walk
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they got the pump out. during the second space walk, they're going to put a new one in and that should do the trick. >> reporter: the pump is a critical part of the cooling system. it broke down december 11th, triggering the space lock to repair the system as quickly as possible. >> they expect failure over the life of a program going on this long. the trick is to be prepared for when it happens and for the crew to be able to go and make the repairs themselves. >> reporter: today's walk was originally scheduled for yesterday, but it had to be delayed after a small amount of water got into mass trok mastracchio's sued during a mission. >> they put that new suit together, tested it. everybody's quite pleased with how that is. they don't think they'll have any problems for this space walk. >> reporter: last july, an italian astronaut nearly drowned when a water leak flooded his helmet. and mission control expects no problem with the contact of the international space station and santa claus, anne-marie. >> that's good news.
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susan mcginnis in washington, thank you. the pope plans to pause with a busy christmas schedule to meet with his predecessor. francis spent about half an hour exchanging greetings with former pope benedict on monday. the two popes were dressed in identical white robes, but francis wears a cape. it's the first time the public has seen inside benedict's vatican home. coming up on the "morning news," a massive water main break, the busy streets of philadelphia turn into rivers after a pipe bursts. this is the "cbs morning news." the "cbs morning news."
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send 5500 more peacekeepers to the south sudan. they're sending marines to help evacuate americans if needed. about 45,000 people are seeking protection at u.n. bases in south sudan, including one near bor. displaced families are setting up tents, wherever they can find space. clashes have killed more than 1,000 people in the last week. and after months of leaking secrets about the nsa, edward snowden says his mission is already accomplished. he told "the washington post" that he's already won because journalists have told the story about how the government collects internet and phone records. the interview was conducted in russia where he's been granted temporary asylum. in egypt, a massive bomb blast this morning. at least 12 people were killed, 100 wounded. officials say a car bomb exploded near police headquarters in a city north of cairo. the government blames the muslim brotherhood. the attack comes one month before the country votes on a new constitution. and just one day after being released from prison, the two
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members of the punk band pussy riot reunited today. they shook hands at an airport in sentra russia. the two remain defiant and say they will now fight to change the way women are treated in jail. the women had spent nearly two years in jail for staging a protest at a moscow cathedral. still ahead, sports and a remarkable turn of events in the candlestick finale.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. flurries today in new york. miami can expect showers and partly sunny in chicago. a high of 20 there, though. dallas will be sunny and mostly sunny in los angeles. and time now for the check of the national forecast. it could be a white christmas in parts of the midwest and northeast. light snow will fall from the dakotas to sent central iowa. expect lake-effect snow for most of new york. some areas will get up to 6 inches and it will be mostly quiet in the south and west. in sports, the san francisco 49ers clinched a playoff berth in a wild last minute win against the falcons. but it was a bittersweet night in san francisco, the last scheduled game at candlestick park. with under 2 minutes left, atlanta recovered an onsides kick and was driving for the go ahead forward but navorro bowman
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returned an interception 89 yards for a touchdown giving the 49ers a 34-24 victory. and it's reported that dallas quarterback tony romo will miss the rest of the season. romo was apparently hurt in sunday's game against the redskins. espn says romo has a herniated disk and needed surgery. the dallas coach jason garrett said romo will be evaluated on a daily basis. in the nba, phoenix took advantage of an injury-plagued lakers, green hit a three-pointer and miles plumlee grabbed points to go for 17 points as the sun easily handled l.a. 117-90. and denver's steven curry had 24 points and david lee with the nuggets 89-81. it was the nuggets fourth consecutive loss. and in hockey, thanks to unintended help, the buffalo sabres got a 2-1 win over the
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phoenix coyotes. you got to check this out. here's the game-winning goal scored for buffalo by phoenix goalie mike smith. in overtime, a deflected shot ends up in smith's pants and he doesn't realize it, and he crosses the goal crease with the puck and ends the game. got to retire those pants. when we return, another look at this morning's top stories. and he designed the most popular rifle used in modern warfare. we'll remember the creator of the ak-47.
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,, here's another look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., afternoon showers today but sunny in atlanta. and mostly sunny in st. louis. cloudy in denver. partly sunny in seattle today. here is another look at this morning's top stories. americans who want health coverage to begin january 1st under the affordable care act
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have another day to sign up. the obama administration says the deadline was extended to accommodate a last-minute rush. and retailers are facing a disappointing holiday shopping season after a strong november start, instore sales were down. online remain a bright spot. the family of a california girl on life support is expected to go back to court today. they want another medical evaluation for 13-year-old jahi mcmath. she was declared brain-dead more than a week ago by children's hospital in oakland following a tonsillectomy. her parents don't accept that. ology on monday, dozens of supporters turned out for a rally backing the family. and arms designer mikhail kalashnikov died in russia at 94. the rifle he invented the ak-47 has killed more people than any rifle in the world.
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but kalashnikov was in trouble with the success of his creation. >> reporter: the ak-47 has long been a weapon of choice for fighters worldwide. developed in 1947, an estimated 100 million have been manufactured. they are cheap, powerful and virtually indestructible. famously working in extreme conditions where a more sophisticated m-16 has been known to jam. mikhail kalashnikov first wanted to make farm equipment, said he started designing guns to protect his homeland. when asked about the ak-47's use in war and terror attacks he had no regrets. he said it's the politicians who are to blame for failing to come to an agreement. and resulting in violence. mikhail kalashnikov was another. jeff glor, cbs news. utah has gone back to court to stop same-sex marriages in the state. in salt lake city and around the state, at least 700 same-sex couples have obtained marriage licenses since friday. that's when a federal judge struck down the state's ban.
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on monday, he refused to reverse the decision. now, utah's asking a federal appeals court intervene. and president obama's vacation in hawaii is in full swing. dressed in shorts and a cap he played his second round of golf monday. he even took time out to shake a few hands there. and after the links, he hit the beach with his family. sounds like a great vacation. in san francisco, a poodle puppy is being called a miracle dog. gem was found severely injured last week ate recycling center. a worker had spotted her on a conveyor belt. she was sticking her head out of a bag and moving. gem was cleaned up and expected to survive and hundreds of people have called wanting to adopt her. how adorable is she. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," legendary actress shirley maclaine. i'm anne-marie green and this is "cbs morning news."
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more than conconvicts wind up back in prison after three more than 4 in 10 convicts wind up back in prison after three years after their release. jeff pegues tells us about boston. >> reporter: this gym san oasis for these young men, a place to move beyond their violent past. you got to watch your back? >> yeah, every day. >> reporter: 26-year-old angel lacourt grew up in the tough neighborhoods of boston and watched friends die here as a member of a street gang. >> these are five of my friends that have passed away. >> reporter: what was your mind-set then? >> it's either kill or be killed. that's just the way of the streets out here. >> reporter: eight years ago, lacourt was a star running back with a scholarship offer at boston college, but he fumbled that away, after shooting and wounding a man, landing him in
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prison. when he got out, his probation officer sent him to inner city weight lifting. a program started by 30-year-old jon feinman with $10,000 of his own money. why lifting weights? >> weight training is kind of a common dominator. it's not the traditional mentor/student relationship. we're lift something weights. and it's how can you help outside of the gym. >> reporter: the inspiration was elexson hercules, a former gang member who feinman met. while working for an after-school program. elexson got his ged and a full-time job, but last year, he was killed by a rival gang member while walking home from a store. >> just because he got his life turned around doesn't mean the people they may have crosseded before are going to forgive them for it. >> reporter: feinman helps to find a safe place to take classes and look for johns. they come from neighborhoods
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like blue hill avenue. 80% of boston's crime happens here. feinman drives his van into these violent neighborhoods every day making sure his students get home safely. >> have a good one, jon. thank you. >> at the end of the day, i don't want to let these guys down. these guys, like, man, like, they did so much for me. >> reporter: for those who excel in the gym, there's even a paycheck, up to $100 an hour when they become certified personal trainers to business executives around boston. >> if we don't open that door, if we don't allow them the opportunity to follow that positive path, then we guarantee the outcome that none of us want. >> reporter: so for many here, this is the pass to a better life with a lot of heavy lifting that one day may pay off. jeff pegues, cbs news, boston. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," retailers fighting for your shopping dollars.
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we'll look at strategies and what's at stake. plus, a minnesota man who's been jailed in the united arab emirates. we'll tell you why authorities accuse of endangering national security. and gayle sits down with legendary actress shirley maclaine. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. omg, jack. have you ever checked out these new product ideas people post on your page? they're kind of amaze. ...ing.
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yeah - that's where i got the ideas for my new- fajita ranch melt. seasoned chicken with a gooey blend of pepper jack cheese, roasted peppers and onions, on toasted sourdough for just $3.99. is that where you also got the idea for that clock bracelet you always wear? my watch? no...these were invented a long time ago. like in the 80's? chelle by golly we made it. good morning everyone, it's tuesday, happy christmas eve by the way. i'm frank mallicoat. >> and i'm anne makovec. michelle has the morning off. it is 4:30 and roberta gonzales
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is in this morning with a check of weather. >> near and record warmth here in the bay area. right now as you are getting up and heading out the door, temperature-wise into the. 40s and even 30s, 40s and even 50s. we'll pinpoint the warmest locations for the christmas eve and that snow coming up. some folks are working on christmas eve. we are and we're here to talk about the commute and the commute is really good right now. coming into san francisco, over towards the bridge toll plaza. very minimal roadwork out there as well. talk more about that coming up int a few minutes. >> i think you're going to have an easy day. just my guess. >> i hope so. don't jinx me. >> all right. on plastic here. very good. it's 4:30 now. and fans were treated to quite a thriller last night in the final regular season football game at candlestick park. 90 seconds left. atlanta quarterback ryan threw a potential go ahead touchdown pass for the falcons. and then this happened. watch. >> ryan gets rid of it for ituglas, it's fought for and

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