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ions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org captioning funded by cbs good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, january 22nd, 2014. welcome to "cbs this morning." first, the snow. now the cold. a bit of mess for travelers trying to head east. >> russia takes action to eliminate terror threats ahead of the olympics some american athletes tell their families to stay home. and the crushing truth about smaller ka scars. the safety ratings are out. we begin with your world in 90 seconds, our "eye-opener." >> everywhere i walk it manages to blow right in my face. >> oh, my goodness, i am so tired of the snow! >> how are you holding up in this? >> very badly. >> a winter blast buries the northeast. >> the snow just piled up. >> temperatures are plunging.
>> go, go go go! >> i had to stop a couple of times. >> you couldn't see? >> no. >> and some highways look a lot like parking lots. >> horrendous. it's the best way to describe it horrendous. >> secretary of state john kerry defiant saying bashar al assad will have no place in a transitional government. >> there is no way -- no way possible in the imagination -- >> prosecutors have indicted the former governor of virginia, multiple counts of corruption. >> i'm someone that's been falsely and wrongfully accused. growing security concerns for the olympics in russia. >> tucker frederick has asked his parents to watch on television rather than travel to sochi. >> our athletes deserve to just go and compete not have have any of this going on. >> november's l.a.x. shooting, two armed airport police officers left their posts for a break without telling anyone.
a new look at a deadly plane crash in aspen. images show the plane bounce off the runway fall again, and explode. >> i don't mean to attack and that was immature and i probably shouldn't have done that. i regret doing that. >> arnold schwarzenegger having a little fun with some people working out -- >> if it burns, it grows. remember that. >> and all that matters. >> a new video, the mayor of toronto, rob ford, he was drunk. were you drinking last night? >> yes, i was. >> you were drinking last night? >> on "cbs this morning." because of the snowstorm, cbs has decided to send all nonessential employees home early. so you can go now. [ laughter ] this morning's "eye-opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places.
welcome to "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell is off, and we're pleased to have clarissa ward joins once again. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> we begin with the weather. you're waking up to another sunny day in the west people in los angeles enjoying temperatures near 80. the east coast is shivering as a blast of arctic air follows a major snowstorm. high temperatures today will be well below freezing and wind chills will make it feel even colder. >> the storm is causing serious problems from north carolina to maine, parts of new york city got a foot of snow or more creating terrible conditions for commuters, and the storm is still pounding southeastern new england, parts of eastern massachusetts are seeing blizzard conditions. michelle miller is in boston where more snow is expected over the next several hours. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and clarissa and to our view others in the west. it's been snowing for more than 12 hours here in boston. public schools are closed and city officials are urging residents to stay off the streets.
as the snow fell fast and heavy across massachusetts, residents didn't wait for it to pile up. >> by that time there will be 12, 14 inches and if you can get it 3, 4 inches at a time it doesn't seem as much right? >> reporter: by midnight, nearly a foot of snow had fallen in some areas. state officials hoped 3,000 pieces of snow-removal equipment will be enough but bone-chilling temperatures could make that job even harder. >> once you get to 10 degrees and single numbers there's nothing that melts it other than a blowtorch. >> reporter: from boston to baltimore, snow-covered roads proved dangerous. >> as you can see, i just rear-ended a lady, and i even hit the emergency brake, and it's brutal. >> reporter: officials are investigating whether slick streets caused this suv to slam into a house in boston. in new jersey three people were injured when a charter bus tipped over a guardrail and slid do you an embankment. new york also took a pounding, catching a few people off-guard.
>> i'm freezing. my legs are freezing. but i'm going to try to stay warm. >> reporter: as the wind and snow picked up some local highways became so snarled with traffic it took drivers hours just to get home. >> it's actually really really bad, because my wipers froze over so i have to go through this tiny peephole. >> reporter: the nasty weather is part of the same system that brought the nation's capital to a halt on tuesday and forced philadelphia's mayor to order a snow emergency. >> the fact we'll be in the eens and single digits for the entire day after you know, 10 12, possibly 14 inches of snow, is a very different set of conditions than we've seen over the last couple of years. >> reporter: the state has already spent more than $40 million on snow cleanup, and we're not even halfway through the season. at this rate one state official told us they'll have to go to lawmakers to ask to spend even more. charlie, clarissa?
>> michelle, thanks. washington, d.c., is coping with the snow. government offices reopened this morning. they closed yesterday because of the storm. the weather's affecting trains along with highways in the northeast. and air travel is in turmoil across the country. around 1,400 of today's flights are cancelled. that follows 3,000 cancellations yesterday. vinita nair is at la guardia, which is struggling to get back to normal. vinita, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, there is one thing they have plenty of here and that's cancellations. 318 flights cancelled today as a result of the storm, and there is a trickle-down. on the west coast, more than 60 flights have been cancelled. all across new york city airports, flights have been cancelled. 750 total. 1,400 nationwide. while there were some early cancellations unfortunately for families like the roechs, relocating from ireland to the u.s., the cancellations were too late.
>> well, it's very hard. the 9-year-old fell asleep crying last night, because we didn't -- we knew the hotels were all booked up and the closest hotel we were able to find was over 20 miles away and nobody would take us that far with the weather being as bad as it was. so as a mom, that was kind of heart wrenching, you know, your kid is crying because he doesn't know how he'll sleep all night. >> reporter: the majority of flights cancelled in the west coast as a result of this storm are in san francisco. but right now, the airlines are saying they think it could take several days to clear the backlog caused by this storm nationwide. as for the roache family i spoke with them moments ago, and they're close to 18 hours in la guardia airport. they still do not have a flight booked and they're bracing for the reality they could find themselves on another airport cot tonight. >> thank you vinita. a storm emergency is still in effect this morning in philadelphia as the city starts to clear way more than a foot of snow. schools, government offices, and many businesses are closed.
meteorologist kate bilo of cbs station kyw is out in the snow in downtown philadelphia. >> reporter: good morning from sunny, frigid philadelphia waking up to single digit temperatures and over a foot of snow on the ground this morning, and the storm has impacted millions of people up and down the northeast coast. we're here with the cbs 3 mobile weather lab. this is our weather tracker on wheels, it's been out with us since yesterday morning in the worst of the conditions. now the sun is shining, but the damage has been done. let's recap the storm. this was a clipper that transferred energy to a coastal low throwing back bands of heavy snow from d.c. all the way up to boston, and still snowing in portions of eastern new england. a wide swath of 6 to 12 inches with locally higher amounts, we got 13.5 here in philadelphia followed by another brutal blast of arctic air. temperatures in the single digits. it feels subzero, and unfortunately, the brutal arctic blast will last at least through the end of the week. >> kate bilo in philadelphia.
we're on board a snowplow in new jersey this morning. coming up don dayler will show us how technology is making plows smarter. officials are hoping it will save hundreds of lives every year. that's ahead. this morning, widespread concern over the city of the winter olympics. president obama and russian president vladimir putin talked by phone about security for the games, and now some american athletes are telling their families to stay away from sochi. charlie dageda is in london with the growing battle to protect the olympics. charlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, charlie and clarissa. with over two weeks to go before the start of the game the russians have gone on the offensive trying to rout out militants in the region and continuing the manhunt for bombers who may already be inside the security ring. here is how russians are eliminating terror threats. in this take-no-prisoners assault in dagestan a few hundred miles from sochi, russian officials say soldiers shot dead a suspected militant leader.
dagestan is home to an islamic insurgency that along with neighboring chechnya have been battling russian security forces for years. it's where boston bombing suspect tamm lann tsarnaev lived for months before launching the attack during the marathon, and where he may have been radicalized. now, the russians are hunting down suicide bombers from dagestan intent on targeting the olympics. and for a country desperate to reassure jittery athletes and audience members there must be an urgent reason for handing out mug shots around sochi. ruzana may already be in the region ready to strike. she's been described as a black widow, women whose husbands or relatives have been killed in clashes. black widows are among russia's most feared terrorists connected to previous attacks like the 2002 moscow theater siege, the school siege in
beslam in 2004 and the attack on moscow's subway system in 2010. security concerns have meant many americans are staying away. sean and dan fredericks won't be attending to watch their triple olympian son tucker compete in speedskate speedskating. >> there are concerns for security, and it seems like every day there's another concern and all of that, and tucker wants to be focused on the race, and he's asked us and his wife if we would stay home and watch it on tv. >> reporter: in addition to president obama's offer of full support for a safe and security games, the u.s. military is making two ships in the black sea available if needed during the olympics. charlie and clarissa? >> charlie dageda thank you. former virginia governor bob mcdonnell and his wife face 14 criminal charges this morning, including conspiracy and fraud. the case involves big money gifts from a political supporter supporter. nancy cordes is in washington with the governor's response to the corruption charges.
nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, clarissa and charlie. mcdonnell was once considered a possible presidential contender for the gop, but now he's the first virginia governor ever to be charged with a crime. and the charges he's facing carry the possibility of decades behind bars. with his family at his side last night, governor bob mcdonnell insisted he is guilty only of poor judgment. not a crime. >> i never promised, and mr. williams and his company never received, any government benefit of any kind from me or from my administration. >> reporter: federal prosecutors say mcdonnell and his wife maureen accepted more than $135,000 in gifts and loans from one person johnny williams the former ceo of the virginia-based company star scientific, a manufacturer of dietary supplements. the two men met when mcdonnell was running for governor in 2009, and the money started flowing soon afterwards.
according to a 43-page indictment williams gave governor mcdonald and his wife free flights on his private jet and shopping sprees worth tens of thousands of dollars. williams even paid for the catering at the governor's daughter's wedding and bought the governor a $6,500 rolex at maureen's request. in exchange the indictment says, virginia's first couple performed official actions on an as-needed basis to legitimize promote, and obtain research studies for star scientific's products. it wasn't that long ago that mcdonnell was considered a rising republican star and possible presidential candidate in 2016. >> i think it would be very difficult for governor mcdonnell to run for the president in 2016 because of the indictment but you never know. stranger things have happened in politics. >> reporter: the fraud investigation casts a dark shadow over mcdonnell's final year in office and helped to propel a democrat terry mcauliffe, into the governor's mansion behind him.
mcdonnell and his wife have their first court appearance and arraignment in richmond on friday. >> thanks. world leaders are holding peace talks to end the three-year civil war in syria. the assad regime is accused of war crimes. margaret is live at the international conference. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and to clarissa. the assad regime and syrian opposition members were in the same room for the first time since the brutal war began nearly three years ago, but they haven't started talking to each other yet. the negotiations get under way friday in geneva. today was about a political roadmap that will lead to the exit of president assad. but things got off to a rocky start after the syrian foreign minister rejected the idea and then spent 30 minutes listing grievances against the u.s. and other countries that support the rebels. he even refused to stop speaking after the u.n. secretary general asked him to.
>> -- syria, i have the right to give the syrian version here in this forum. >> reporter: the u.s. blasted that as inflammatory but the syrian opposition president, backed by the west was also fiery. he accused the regeemime of war crimes that had not been seen since nazi concentration camps. while tensions are high here the expectations are low. secretary kerry is asking for at and food to starving civilians. >> margaret brennan, thank you. newly released video shows a deadly colorado plane crash. it happened earlier this month at a small airport in aspen. as barry petersen reports, the footage comes from five infrared cameras posted around the airport. >> reporter: the grainy black-and-white video captures the last seconds of the private jet trying to land at the pitkin county airport.
the jet had aborted one landing before this. the cameras show the jet on its fatal second try. but as the cameras show it was too late. the plane hit, bounced up briefly, and then slammed into the runway. >> what's with all the smoke behind us at about our 5:00 position? >> there was an incident here on the runway sir. >> reporter: the crash remains under investigation by the national transportation and safety board. one focus -- the tailwinds that gusted up to 28 miles an hour, almost three times faster than considered safe for jet airplane landings. one of the three pilots on board was killed. another remains in critical condition, and the third has been released from the hospital. whatever the cause, the videos could be one of key elements in the investigation and are a rare, sad look into the last seconds of a doomed aircraft. for "cbs this morning," barry petersen, denver. new crash test results are
out this morning. the focus, small cars increasingly common but as jeff reports, the findings put them among the worst performing models in the most important area. >> reporter: the cars tested are among the smallest vehicles on the market barely big enough for two adults but a growing segment for automakers who want to appeal to consumers looking to save gas and time spent searching for a parking spot. but they may be sacrificing safety. the insurance institute for highway safety put 11 minicars to the test in what they called the small overlapped front crash test. at 40 miles per hour when the front corner of the vehicle collides with another car, or an object like a tree, this is what happens. the results were not good for ten of the 11 vehicles tested. only the chevrolet spark scored an acceptable rating earning it a 2014 top safety pick award. >> there's no reason that the automakers can't improve the
protection in these minicars. >> reporter: in real life situations, the worst performers can leave drives with serious injuries. among them the fiat 500, whose door was torn off, and the honda fit. >> in the case of the honda fit, we saw large levels of intrusion, lots of occupant compartment deformation, the driver dummy didn't interact much with the frontal air bag. all around it was not a good crash performance. >> reporter: chrysler group, a subsidiary of fiat told us the fiat 500 meets or exceeds all government-mandated safety requirements. a spokesman for honda says the company is working on an all-new completely redesigned 2015 honda fit that they anticipate will earn stop safety scores. the iahs is hoping the tests will prompt more automakers to make more safety changes to the small cars. for "cbs this morning," jeff
pegues, washington. time to show you some of the headlines. "the new york times" says the pentagon wants to keep 10,000 troops on the ground in afghanistan beginning next year. the alternative military leaders are offering a total troop pullout. "usa today" says the world's top executives see a brighter economic future. a survey by price waterhouse coopers finds 34% expect the international economy to improve this year. >> and "washington post" saying more crude oil spilled in rail accidents last year than in the 40 years since the government began keeping track. derailments in north dakota and alabama leaked more than 1 million gallons of crude. we're looking at another round of possibly record- breaking temperatures outside. high pressure overhead. storms off the coastline just can't get here and this one impressive in the pacific. it will ride over the top of the ridge. sunny mild temperatures again this afternoon as high as 70 in concord, 70 in oakland, 69 in
san jose and 65 degrees in san francisco. fire danger going to be elevated especially in the north bay tonight, red flag warnings there, still plenty of sunshine for the weekend. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by toyota. let's go places. snowplows are going high tech. >> ahead, we ride along to see the new way lives are being saved on the road. >> the news is back in the morning here on "cbs this morning." stay tuned for your local news.
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and co your realtime captioner is mrs. linda marie macdonald good morning. it's 7:26. i'm michelle griego. friends, family and colleagues of 42-year-old bart police officer tom smith are in mourning after he was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer. it happened during a probation search in dublin yesterday. another vigil is planned tonight in santa rosa in memory of andy lopez. a sonoma county sheriff's deputy shot and killed the 13- year-old three months ago today. in two hours, governor jerry brown will deliver his state of the state address this morning in the assembly chambers. the governor is likely to talk about his projections for a budget surplus. >> stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment.
there is a new accident delaying traffic northbound 280 approaching meridien. five-car accident being cleared to the right-hand shoulder. traffic has been slow already for both 101 and northbound 280 through san jose. now, the bay bridge commute westbound traffic still delayed from the foot of the maze with the metering lights on and expect backups for south 101 in marin county from novato approaching san rafael. high pressure overhead we could see another day of record- breaking high temperatures. yeah, that ridge is just so strong this year. out the door we go. a beautiful shot from the mount vaca cam. you can see some of the winds beginning to blow that camera around a little bit. going to see more of that toward the afternoon and tonight. that ridge very strong sending any threat of storms well to the north. the temperatures back up into the 60s and the 70s. red flag warnings going up in the north bay mountains, though, as we head into tonight and tomorrow for high fire danger and high surf tomorrow.
in washington, d.c. a n washington, d.c., the big snowfall led to a huge snowball fight. the word went out on social media. hundreds gathered at dupont circle to led the snowballs fly. >> wouldn't you love to be there. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up robert levinson vanished in 2007. his family says he's being held hostage in iran. now they tell bob orr the secret about his work. plus the battle over buses an companies like google. activists want to ban silicon valley shuttles. how the fight is over more than just traffic. the winter storm across the east coast is producing impressive snow totals 11
inches in philadelphia over seven inches in new york city and 3 1/2 inches in washington. >> all that snow means thousands of miles of roads need to be plowed. a new project is giving states high-tech tools to save more lives. don daler is in march vince dale new jersey with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and clarissa. i'm on a snowplow in somerset county, new jersey. bob harding and the other snowplow operators have been working all night. the roads are in good shape considering we got up to a foot of snow in this area. these plows are typically dispatched according to the weather models. there are new technology tried out in some places that turns them into mobile weather labs using sensors to target theize siest roads. >> snow and ice caused this deadly pileup near milwaukee in december. 50 cars were involved in the massive wreck. one man was killed.
each winter states and cities spend tens of millions of dollars to keep roads safe. accidents related to wintery weather still claim the lives of more than 4,000 americans a year. in michigan the state's department of transportation or mdot maintains those roadways. this year michigan along with minnesota and nevada are rolling out a new weapon for tackling ice and snow-covered roads, custom design sensors that measure road and weather conditions attached to hundreds of plow trucks. the goal? ensure that hard-hit roads that need immediate plowing are prioritized. >> prior to this technology we were somewhat in the dark. we had to kind of guess where we needed to be. we had to guess what the forecast was going to lay out in front of us over the next six, 12 or 24 hours. >> sensors gauge temperature and humidity as well as road conditions through the vehicle's
diagnostics. >> so you get things like traction control. you get stability. you get abs. the other device is what's called a surface monitoring device that picks up ambient air temperature, humidity dew point. it picks up surface temperature. >> data is combined with computer weather models and relayed back to maintenance garages. the information is displayed in each vehicle so supervisors and drivers have a near real-time snapshot of every mile of rode the trucks have traveled. but it's not just safety. states and cities can also save money by reducing the amount of excess chemicals and rock salt uners inially spread on roads. last year trucks spent more than a half million tons of solt and 93,000 tons of sand on michigan state roads alone. they hope the new truck also before more efficient. >> these pinpoint conditions can help us tell the operator where they're going to leverage their resources better. if you're using less sand and
salt and chemical we're dispensing less. if we're dispensing less on the road, that's less impact on the environment. >> reporter: later this month new york will come the fourth state to start using these kinds of technologies. the u.s. department of transportation is going to look at these pilot programs to see how they work before implementing the programs in other states probably by next winter. charlie, clarissa? >> you get all the good assignments, don't you, daler? >> reporter: i know. ice breaker one week and now a snowplow. i feel like a little kid out here. >> what do you know about snowplows now that you didn't know yesterday? >> reporter: they're a lot easier than doing it by yourself. i know that just from personal experience. >> thanks don. >> have fun out there, don. thank you. if he's alive robert levinson is the longest held american hostage in history.
the former fbi agent disappeared seven years ago in iran. his wife is revealing new details about his work that she hopes will bring him home. she sat down with our bob orr. good morning. >> good morning. christine levinson confirmed her husband bob was working in part at least for the cia. she hopes that information will help the iran and u.s. speak more freely and find a way to win his release. >> he was working as a onsultant for the cia. he was also a private investigator. he was able to do both at the same time in his travels. >> reporter: the confirmation comes as christine levinson is planning a second trip to iran. she will try to make her case with a personal plea to iran's president at a time when relations between the u.s. and iran have improved. >> if president rouhani could find bob and send him home to his family he could make a wonderful humanitarian gesture.
>> reporter: but the u.s. government still has not admitted that levinson ever worked directly for u.t. intelligence. the family's attorney david mcgee says it's time to come clean and make a deal. >> if the u.s. would come full face and say yes, he worked for the cia, that might be enough of a show of good faith that the iranians would respond? >> that's our hope. >> reporter: le vinson who retired after working more than 30 years for the dea and fbi disappeared in 2007. in 2010 these documents purporting to show his arrest in iran were anonymously e-mailed to christine levinson. she later received these pictures and this videotape. >> i've been held here for 3 1/2 years. i am not in very good health. >> reporter: the video sparked hope he would soon be released. >> i do believe he's alive. we have never received any information that shows anything else. >> reporter: intelligence
sources agree he's likely still alive. mcgee says the iranians see him as a valuable bargaining chip. >> we believe the iranians know what they have. >> his family says until the swap occurs they won't give up. >> i love my husband. i believe that wherever he is he is trying as hard as he can to get back to his family. >> how you managed to hang on to hope. >> never lose hope. i know he'll come home safely. >> the white house says levinson's case is a top priority in their on going efforts to win his release. both president obama and secretary of state kerry have personally raised the issue with top iranian officials. >> just a mystifying story, bob orr, thank you. a new push this morning to make credit cards smarter and safer. the national retail federation is urging congress to ask after the cyber attacks against millions of shoppers at target and other stores. >> the group wants the nation to
adopt p.i.n. and chip technology that is already a standard in europe. mellody hobson is in chicago. good morning. >> good morning. >> where does the united states stand in terms of card security? >> we are way behind the rest of the world. if the rest of the world is using ipods we're using 8 track tapes. that's how far behind we are, which is really surprising because we have such a massive usage of credit cards in this country and yesterday we're edly penetrate penetrated. it's quite surprising we'd be this far behind. >> mellody, i live in the united kingdom so i have one of these chip cards here. you can see what they look like. i've blacked out the number so no one can steal my identity here. tell me, what is the lag? why is the u.s. taking so long to get on board here? >> the big issue is cost. this is not about us all getting
new credit cards where we traditionally have the card that has the magnetic strip on the back. we know that because a lot of times it doesn't work, that has all of our information in it. and all the information on the front of the card. we know that. the chip and p.i.n. the thing that's grade about it the information is embedded in the chip. for the transaction to go through, you have to put in a p.i.n. code, just like we're used to with an atm. it's a belt and suspenders approach. the issue is the point of sale. that hardware has to all be changed in the u.s. because we have such a massive network, the estimated cost is about $8 billion. that's why this has been so slow to happen. >> what would have to happen for them to have the incentive to change? >> well, one of the things that one of the credit card companies is doing master card they're saying if there's fraud, if the terminal the point of sale doesn't allow both the traditional card that we have in america as well as the cards
that many other people have outside of our country with the chip and p.i.n. if it doesn't accommodate both we're going to have the liability be to the terminal, we're not going to accept the liability. that's an interesting approach to try to move this forward and get the point of sale companies to change the hardware. >> mellody hobson thank you so much. san francisco is taking on google and facebook accused of wasting public space and money with commuter buses. >> the shuttles the tech companies are not paying their fair share. >> a dollar a stop doesn't seem like much. >> a dollar a stop is chump change. >> john blackstone reveals what protesters are really mad about next on "cbs this morning." jock black stone with what the protesters are really mad about next on "cbs this morning."
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this morning san francisco officials hope they have an answer to a growing controversy. the city approved new regulations tuesday for private shuttle buses. they are a crucial resource for northern california's technology giants. critics say the buses clog narrow streets. as john blackstone reports, that's not the only issue driving a wedge through the bay area. >> demonstrators block private shuttle buses operated by google and facebook in san francisco on tuesday. several tech companies use the shuttles to transport workers to and from their jobs in silicon valley, some 35,000 passenger pickups a day. emotions ran high at this city hall hearing. >> this is capitalism! >> the issue being debated should the shuttles pay a dollar to the city each time they use a bus stop. >> the shuttles -- the tech companies aren't paying their
fair share. a dollar a stop is chump change. >> reporter: goog has also started a private ferry service for workers. the search giant didn't send a company official to the hearing but a leaked memo to google employee suggested points they could make. for example, i support local and small businesses in my neighborhood. crystal schultz is a program manager at google who spoke at the hearing. >> i just wanted to say that not everyone at google is a billionaire. like many people ten years after the fact i'm still paying off my student loans. >> reporter: this seems to be about more than just shuttle buses. >> of course it is. of course it is. >> reporter: the private buses have become symbols of income inequality and the belief that well-paid tech workers are to blame for steeply rising rents. >> it's a frightening time to be an average or low income resident of san francisco. >> there is a very serious issue which is we're pricing a lot of san franciscans out of the city. >> finding the answer to housing
is the answer to stop the buss. >> we need to turn down the volume. >> reporter: the buses will start paying. the chance it agency approved a dollar a stop. that could cost some tech companies we're looking at another round of possibly record- breaking temperatures outside. high pressure overhead. storms off the coastline just can't get here and this one impressive in the pacific. it will ride over the top of the ridge. sunny mild temperatures again this afternoon as high as 70 in concord, 70 in oakland, 69 in san jose and 65 degrees in san francisco. fire danger going to be elevated especially in the north bay tonight, red flag warnings there, still plenty of sunshine for the weekend. this morning this morning guests at two las vegas hotels might not need their wallet. starting today they can pay with
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governor brown is your realtime captioner is mrs. linda marie macdonald. good morning, everyone. it's 7:56. i'm frank mallicoat. governor jerry brown set to deliver his state of the state address later this morning. the governor is likely to talk about his projections for a budget surplus and infrastructure projects like high-speed rail. watch the state of the state address live on kpix.com at 9 a.m. friends, family and colleagues of 42-year-old bart police officer tom smith are mourning after he was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer. it happened during a probation search in dublin yesterday. got your traffic and weather and your weather for your wednesday coming up.
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i'm liza battalones with "kcbs traffic." over 2500 pg&e customers still without power in san rafael following this morning's accident on south 101 involving that car hitting ai power pole. this is near freight tans. traffic is jammed south 101 leaving novato. pg&e hopes to restore power by 10:00 this morning. the bay bridge commute beginning to thin out somewhat. westbound traffic only slow now patches from about the 880 overcrossing. and in the silicon valley, that southbound 880 commute slow from mission boulevard. high pressure again going to send those temperatures maybe up near records maybe a couple more broken records toward the coastline. over the financial district right now, a couple of high clouds in the distance but a strong ridge, system off the coastline not going to get here but generating big-time swells. watch out for that over the next couple of days. red flag warnings in the north bay mountains.
welcome back to "cbs this morning." the east coast digs out from a snowstorm at bitter cold air comes in and more flight cancelations threatens travel for passengers across the west, and who is going to pay for their rescue. you will meet the grammy nominees for best new artist. proven hit makers from compton, national, in england. but first, here is a look at today's eye-opener at 8:00. >> it's been snowing for more than 12 hours here in boston and the city officials are urging residents to stay off the streets. >> air travel in turmoil across the country.
1400 of today's flights are canceled. >> these snow plows are typically dispatched according to the weather model, but there's new technology being tried out that turns them into mobile weather labs using sensors to target the iciest roads. >> a manhunt for suicide bombers who may already be inside the security ring. once a presidential con tender but now the first virginia governor ever to be charged with a crime. there is no reason the auto makers can't improve the protection. we are way behind the rest of the world. activist in san francisco want to ban silicon valley shuttles. >> this seems to be more about more than shuttle buses. >> of course it is. >> thousands of unsold tickets in sochi --
>> today's eye-opener at 8:00. i am charlie rose with gayle king. norah o'donnell is off. you will enjoy clear and sunny skies across most of the west but bitter cold is disrupting the lives for millions in the east, and snow is still falling in eastern new england, and some areas have more than a foot. >> air travelers face another day of disappointment. around 1500 flights are cancelled, and that's after 3000 cancelations yesterday. and michelle good morning. >> reporter: good morning gayle, charlie, clarissa. with the wind it feels like 11 below. the storm slamming the east coast in that respect, just won't quit. >> horrendous.
that's the best way to describe it horrendous. >> it just keeps coming. just won't stop. >> every way i walk it manages to blow right in my face. >> it's chaotic in insane. >> got a snow blower but won't work. >> what timing? >> yeah. >> we have not been able to do that because all the government officers are closed. >> there's ice under the snow and everybody is getting stuck out here, and once you stop you can't get going again. >> there are a lot more people stuck. >> i had to leave work early to get my son and bring him home. >> i got a text saying the flight is now delayed, and i am like, okay i can't be stranded i can't, i can't. >> i am enjoying it for the time being. not going to be so pretty in a couple days but it's fine for
now. >> how are you holding up in this? >> badly. but i love the snow. i really do. it's a lot of fun. you have to look the other way. it's not as bad as people make it. >> believe it or not, people actually do enjoy the frigid and wet and windy conditions. good news for them they are expected to last through the weekend. charlie, gayle, clarissa? >> thank you. philadelphia got hit hard by the storm. schools and many businesses are closed this morning. and kyw is watching the snow in downtown philadelphia. >> reporter: good morning from sunny and frigid philadelphia where we are waking up to over 13 inches of snow on the ground that is blowing and drifting as those bitter arctic winds pick up. i am here at the art museum with the weather lab, our weather tracker on wheels and we have been out in the conditions since yesterday morning, and the snow
not falling any more and it feels sub zero and the temperature is 4 degrees. bands slow along the i-95 corridor from d.c. up towards boston you can see the dark blue shading, and 6 to 12 inches of snow with embedded higher amounts and now we are dealing with the winds as cold air plunges in from the north, and 15 to 25 below average across the entire region and that cold will stay with us through the remainder of the week. it's still snowing in portions of eastern new england. back to you. predicting the weather is not a perfect science, but warren buffett is making a major offer to anybody that picks the perfect college basketball bracket. the billionaire investor and quicken loans are giving away $1
billion. the odds are 9.2 followed by 17 zeros. the first 10 million entries are eligible. >> i know you know warren buffett very well, and i think his money is safe don't you? >> yes. an update this morning on the rescue mission near antarctica, about three weeks ago dozens were airlifted from a ship stuck in polar ice. the passengers are on dry land this morning for the first time in more than a month. and they are loving the australian summer. >> reporter: it's arrival with two weeks and millions in the making the ship finally sailed into the port of australia, and
for the 52 passengers onboard it was a far cry from their extended stay in the an arctic. >> it's great to be back in warm sunshine. >> the expedition leader along with tourists and journalists became trapped onboard the russian research vessel. their journey came to a halt when sea ice froze the ship in its place. >> the captain raised concern there were icebergs moving in the area and we needed assistance. >> reporter: that help came in the form of icebreakers, but one by one they failed to get through as conditions continued to worsen. the passengers kept the world updated through video post and social media. >> any passing ships, do pay us a visit.
>> brilliant! >> reporter: clear skies allowed a helicopter from the chinese icebreaker to get through. as for who will pay this astronomical bill? well that has not been determined just yet. >> i think we are no longer allowed to complain about winter travel. >> puts it all in perspective, doesn't it. and then a warning with security, but also a warning about privacy. this was tweeted of the men's room, it shows two toilets side by side. and russian commentators say it illustrates how public money somebodying wasted on the games. they don't have their own word for privacy, the word they use is taken from the english for
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>> don't mess with me. you're parkay margarine. but 1973 commercial for parkay. in our ""morning rounds"" butter is back. we're eating a lot more. there's a 25% jump in the past decade and that is a 40-year high. dr. tara narula is a cardiologist at lenox hill hospital in new york and joins us at the table. i'm confused dr. narula because butter was like this. the fact that more people are eating it, is that a real thing? >> it's not really a good thing. they wanted to switch away from artificial things but butter is full of saturates. what you want to do is pick the healthy fats which are fats in nuts and fish oil and olive oil and canola oil. that's kind of fat is poly
unsaturated, that's what you want instead of putter. >> is avocado good. >> it snies we need fats. >> it is. you want to eat a total amount of 25% to 30% of your calories on a daily basis in fat and less than 7% in the form of saturated fat. >> given what you're saying why is butter a big comeback? >> what's behind this? >> people were worried marnl gin was full of artificial trans fats which the old school ones were. that's why the fordda is getting rid of them. but there are different naturals that are better. >> look at the french. they're slathering it onto their baguettes and their croissants and they look pretty skinny.
>> the french are the ones who invented margarine. >> and they don't eat as much as we do. >> the key is moderation. >> thank you. >> let's follow up on the word "moderation." it's one of charlie's favorite words. how much can you eat? you've said, too, you never used butter. how do you all survive? >> a lovehow much is good? >> 1 tablespoon a day. >> we'll take that on body. bitcoin may sound like money of the future but it's coming to major retailers, sports teams and and others. >> announcer: cbs "morning
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. this morning two las vegas casinos are taking a new kind of gamble on bitcoin. the digital money is quickly going mainstream. chip reid looked at the questions that come with virtual cash and the businessman who isn't waiting to find the answers. >> reporter: even by las vegas standards, it's a high stationkes
move. two hotels the "d" and the golden gate receive the bitcoin. >> the frequency started once or twice a night and it kept on growing. >> reporter: just last week the sacramento kings announced fans would be able to buy team gear with bitcoin, the first professional team to do so. and last january overstock.com became the first to accept the digital currency. here's how it works. people sign up for a bitcoin online. they then purchase digital currency that's sold in a wall let. it makes it appealing to a niche group of tech-savvy consumers. >> if you were going to explain
this to your mother, how would you explain it? >> it's light bitcoin for money. you can do the same with money now. by allowing it to go directly from buyer to seller it's eliminated the middle man. there's no need to go through a bank or credit card company, but there's also a potential for abuse. in october the justice department shut down the marketplace simming road where bitcoin was accepted as a payment for drugs, weapons, pornography, and even hit men. they're looking at how to avoid future silk roads. it's now allowed for gambling. on only as his hotels and restaurants. for "cbs this morning," chip reid, washington. cyber thieves are going after your tax returns.
joe schlesinger on the problem investigators are working to your realtime captioner is mrs. linda marie macdonald good morning. it's:25. :25. i'm michelle griego. investigators are working to determine what led a bart police officer to accidentally shooting and killing a fellow officer. officers were conducting a probation search at an apartment in the east bay city of dublin regarding several robberies on bart property. a suspect is dead and police dog wounded after a chase involving the chp. it happened last night in east oakland near wentworth and international boulevard. the chp says two officers made a traffic stop and a passenger armed with a handgun ran out of the suv. happening today in washington, d.c., the beginning of this year's u.s. conference of mayors. san jose mayor chuck reed, oakland mayor jean quan and san francisco's mayor ed lee will
good morning. it's been a tough morning for marin county. still delays because of this morning's accident involving that car hitting a power pole. and a power outage still in progress affecting san rafael. over 2500 pg&e customers without power. pg&e hopes to restore service by 10:00 this morning but southbound 101 has been bumper to bumper leaving novato approaching the terra linda
area. bay bridge commuting heading out of oakland into the city, it's thinnedout at the bay bridge toll plaza just a brief delay leaving the east bay area. if you are heading west of the altamont pass, slow from 20 to the dublin interchange. here's lawrence. >> liza, plenty of sunshine around the bay area again looking good as we go toward the coastline this morning. hazy but otherwise ocean beach looking nice today. it is going to be another day of possible record broadcasting temperatures with that huge dome of high pressure sitting overhead. that is going to crank those numbers up once again and also the fire danger going to be running high starting later on tonight and the north bay hills expecting strong gusty offshore winds to develop so watch out for that. 70 oakland. 67 fremont. 65 san francisco. next couple of days, temperatures cooling off slightly but the breeze will kick in staying dry and looks like right through the weekend. and probably well into the next week.
welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour identity theft cases are soaring. the target your tax returns. business analyst jill bless schlesinger is in our toyota green room. she'll show us keys at targeting the threat. >> they all won a grammy for best new arist. this year's nominees include a rapper, a country singer and a one-man band. that's ahead. right now it's time to show you this morning's head lins from around the globe. the "chicago tribune" says sears is closing down its chapter in downtown.
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and identity thieves are getting ready. 1.6 million were hit in the first half of last year. jill schlesinger is looking at what the government calls an epidemic. good morning. >> good morning. >> how does this scam work? >> the criminals will send an e-mail or text that appears to be from the irs. they don't send the i'm but there's a link. people click on the link not knowing. there's malware. a little bit of information is extracted rnl then the thieves actually files a tax return which claims a refund. they divert it into a bank account. someone's filing a return on
your behalf and getting a return and pocketing the money. if you get any sort of notification from the irs, they say forward it to them. you can do it at phishing at email@example.com. >> let's say you get duped. >> this is a problem. >> it's too late. >> obviously the irs has now been involved but you now need to actually inform the credit reporting agencies the three big ones go to the ftc annals have a freeze put on your account and sometimes you have to fill out a report. the irs will do it for you but you should do it anyway. >> did this happen to your father? >> a few years ago. that's why i got into the topic.
>> he wasn't listening to your report? >> apparently not. >> a 07-year-old was nout feed bymy account and he said the irs flagged rur return for two rooer years and you never got a refund in 50 years of filing tax returns so the irs callet in my dad's case. in most cases they don't catch it till after the fact. >> what's scary is it can happen to you and you don't know you'refile. >> a paper return 20% error. the regular errors. i for got to sign it my wife's sos was in correct. if you file early it maybe your
best protection ant thee thieves. i as the financial planner say that's a great if you don't owe money. if you owe money, you never want to pay early. >> how you do file? electronically or by mail? >> electronically. i never do my own taxes. they're up for best new artist. anthony mason with the rising
the 56th annual grammy awards are sunday night right here on cbs. one of the top prize honors in all of music anthony mason sat down with the finalists. good morning to you. >> good morning, gayle. this morning's nominees are some of the top musicians proving that although they may be new to the scene, they're already raising the bar. ♪ you are the one and only ♪ >> reporter: he may be in the best new artist category but this is ben sheeran's second year as a grammy nominee.
last year his first single "the a-team" was up for song of the year. >> i was nominated for a grammy last year and got my hopes up. i feel this year i'm going to go and enjoy it and chill and have fun. ♪ i want to be drunk when i wake up ♪ >> reporter: the 22-year-old singer/songwriter from halifax, new england, leased his first album in 2011 and thanks to his friendship with country star taylor swift who he opened for on tour last year sheeran's picked up a passionate fan base including 8 million twitter followers and 4 million likes on youtube. >> i think it's right there, people being able to see stuff innocently, get stuff to me on itunes really helps out my career. i don't know where i'd be without social media.
>> reporter: another brit up for the award is electronic singer and producer james blake who is literally a one-man band. >> i think when you've allocated all of the jobs to yourself from writing the songs, coming out with everything on it and producing it and mixing it i'm just focusing on so many things that by the end of the process, i'm exhausted. >> reporter: his second album, "overgrown" won the prestigious mercury prize in october. as for his nomination blake says it's -- >> rubbish. i'm not complaining at being nominated for an award, but, yes, i already have two albums. >> reporter: the official grammy rules state an artist must have released at least one album but not more than three. ♪ if you ain't got two kids by
21 you're probably going to die alone ♪ >> reporter: casey musgraves has already won an award. it's been quite a year. >> reporter: up for grammys the texan has been 3r5ids for taking lyrics into new territory. >> it's still nothing controversial, nothing any different than willie jones was singing about back in the day. i feel like i'm doing my job taking things that have made an impression on me and put it in my music. >> how do you go about writing the music? >> we usually take a day or two and just throw out ideas until something sticks and pack it down until it's something. >> packing it down till it's
something. >> yeah. it's almost like a snowball and then you throw it at someone and see if it works kwr merry-go-round" turned into a country hit. "rolling stone" called it fierce and unblinking a classic. rapper kenrick lamar is also one of the categories most critically acclaimed new writers. his major laborle debut tell us the story of a day in the life of a teenager in come on the, california, a reflection of the life of lamar, who's 26 has escaped since to his music. >> my pop wasn't a real list but my mom always gave me the opportunity to be a dreamer, to know something else outside of come on the. she says, yeah you're right here but there's a whole other word. >> reporter: lamar has been releasing underground mixed
tapes for the last ten years but he's found new gratification. >> the feeling for me is knowing i reached a level where the people i respect, jay-z, ice, eminem, they've actually given me respect. >> reporter: rapper mclemore and producer ryan lewis are the only group in the best new artist category. arguably the world's biggest hit makers they're the first duo in billboard history to take their singles to number one. but no matter who takes home the grammy mclemore's "can't hold us" may be the most fitting anthem for the best of new artists. >> this is bigger than just an award, you know. we're talking about the best for this generation and the best to come and it's just music period. it's just love.
>> kenrick lamar and mclemore and ryan lewis are also the nominated musicians of the night. they're each up for seven awards. >> any significant obvious omissions? >> most conspicuous? lorde. she came up. >> anthony knows anything. >> are you making any recommendations? >> this is an award where grammy takes risks. it's hard to call but none deserves it. >> you can go to our facebook page where ed sheeran answers your questions and kenrick lamar dreams of who he'd like to work with. i want to look at that. that's at cbsnews.com/cbsthismorning. all that mattered on this
day in 166. music fans didn't have to wait so long for a song so nice. do you remember what it was? the answer is next. and tomorrow on "cbs this morning," nfl commissioner roger goodell and general electric chairman and ceo jeff enmel will be in studio 57. the next step in their multi-million-dollar battle against brain injury.
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"all that mattered" 48 years ago today, the beach boys. they began with their recording, the hit song "wouldn't it be nice." it took the california band 21 takes at los angeles studio. they were open to suggestions and so-called mistakes. brian wilson said it was inspired by the frustrations of children. the tune became the opening track for the 1966 best-selling album "pet sounds." in 2003 "rolling stone" put the record on the list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. >> i could see that. >> it's just a happy song. i love to hear it. you do know that one, clarissa. >> it's before my time, but i remember it. >> i know you do. the jury cited sober and professional breaking news con raj on "cbs this morning," "cbs
evening news," 48 hours, sunday morning, face the nation, and "60 minutes." ceo chairman jeff fager accepted the award. >> it's particularly meaningful for us at cbs news because it honors all of us at cbs news so many who worked on our television broadcast. we didn't given our coverage a democrat mattic name. we called it "newtown." from everybody who worked on the story the moment it broke knew that our story was not to be first but to be right. >> jeff fager of cbs news. >> he's exactly right about that. >> that does it for us on "cbs this morning." we'll see you tomorrow on "cbs this morning." see you then. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
your realtime captioner is mrs. linda marie macdonald good morning, it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego with your kpix 5 headlines. friends, family and colleagues of 42-year-old bart police officer tom smith are in mourning after he was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer. it happened during a probation search in dublin yesterday. another vigil is planned tonight in santa rosa in memory of andy lopez. a sonoma county sheriff's deputy shot and killed the 13- year-old three months ago today. governor brown is set to deliver his state of the state address this morning. the governor is likely to talk about his projection for a budget surplus and hopes for going forward with infra structures projects like high speed raid. you can see the state of the
state address live on kpix.com at 9 a.m. day after day of record- breaking high temperatures today, maybe more records fall outside. hazy sunshine if you are headed out the door. a little chilly in spots. especially in the north bay valleys. looks like we have plenty of sunshine on tap though has high pressure remains overhead and very strong ridge that continues to bring plenty of sunshine to the bay area and deflecting all those storm systems well to the north. so by the afternoon, we are looking at about 70 degrees in concord. 70 also in oakland. about 69 in san jose. red flag warnings going up later tonight forcing strong offshore winds, breezy conditions, 30 to 40 miles per hour over the north bay hills. next couple of days, plenty of sunshine, just breezy in spots. we'll check out your "kcbs traffic" coming up next.
american novel. so you can happily let life get in the way, while planning for tomorrow. so you can finish the great american novel banking for the life you have investing for the life you want chase. so you can good morning, everybody. liza battalones here with your "kcbs traffic." the bay bridge commute leaving oakland heading into san francisco is thinned out just a brief delay in a few toll lanes. the metering lights are still on, though. and if you plan on making the marin county commute, set aside lots of time. it has been bumper to bumper south of 101 slow from beyond highway 37 in the novato area stays heavy into san rafael where the right lane is shut down because of an earlier accident.
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