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inside this failed raid to save an american hostage held by al qaeda, the fatal moments that cost luke sommers his life. a senate report detailing the cia's use of torture on terrorists causes a fight on capitol hill. >> our assessment is this will cause violence and death. and the royal couple gets a taste of the big apple. william and kate arrive for their first ever visit in new york city. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, december 8th, 2014. good morning. i'm lauren lyster in for anne-marie green.
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the united states will continue conducting raids to save americans held hostage by militants in foreign countries, this despite the failed rescue attempt that cost american hostage luke sommers his life in yemen this weekend. al qaeda fighters killed somers in a south african hostage just as american commandos were attempting to rescue. danielle nottingham has that story. >> u.s. officials say al qaeda linked killed luke somers. the u.s. says the operation in southern yemen lasted about 30 minutes and during the mission special forces lost the element of surprise. this video posted on a jihadi website purports to show the fire fight that broke out once navy s.e.a.l.s were spotted.
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during the fight the s.e.a.l.s saw a militant run into the building where somers and a south african teacher pierre korkie were being held. when they entered, they found both had been shot. >> it was a very dangerous and complicated mission, but like always in these efforts, there's risk. >> president obama authorized the rescue mission friday, believing somers' life was in eminent danger. thursday al qaeda india arabian peninsula posted the video threatening to kill the american. >> i agreed with the president's decision. don't think it was an easy decision. i think it was the right decision to actually engage and try to go in for the rescue attempt. >> the 3-year-old was kidnapped in 2013. this was the second attempt to rescue somers. in late november navy s.e.a.l.s raided a cave in yemen but he wasn't there. president obama strongly condemned the killing say those who harm u.s. citizens will feel
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the long arm of the justice. danielle nottingham, cbs news. >> meanwhile the militants were planning to free korkie on sunday. the aid group he worked for paid $200,000 for his release. u.s. officials were unaware of the talks before ordering the raid. well, this morning marks the formal end of the war in afghanistan. the u.s. and nato held a flag lowering ceremony today to observe the end of the combat mission. it comes 13 years after the invasion to topple the taliban government. the coalition will keep 13,000 troops in afghanistan. that is down from a peak of 140,000 in 2011. an explosive senate report is due out in the coming days detailing the cia's use of torture on terror suspects in the years after 9/11. this morning there's a debate on capitol hill over whether this information needs to be made
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public. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, lauren. this 480-page report summarizes 6,000 pages of classified documents, and u.s. officials who have seen the reports say it includes disturbing new information about cia techniques including waterboarding. the big question now is what impact would this information have. cbs news has learned that the senate report concludes that the cia went beyond legal limits when interrogating terror suspects including the use of waterboarding, that the techniques were not effective in getting information and that the cia systematically lied to itself, to the white house, to the department of justice, and to congress about the effectiveness of the program in order to company it running. republican incumbent mike rogers chairman of the house committee warns that it could create a backlash.
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>> our foreign reports have reported that this will cause violence and death. we've seen what happens when others are used. >> only democratic members of the senate committee are signing off on the report's release. senator dianne feinstein told the "los angeles times" the report needs to get out. in august president obama said he supports the release. >> we did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some folks. we did some things that were contrary to our value. >> but the cia and republicans on the committee are expected to file rebuttals. michael hayden who ran the cia for part of the time in question defended the agency on "face the nation." >> but to say that we relentlessly over an expanded period of time lied to everyone about a program that wasn't doing any good, that beggers the imagination. >> senator john kerry has asked senator feinstein to delay the release of the report.
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if it is not leased before the new republican controlled senate controls in january, it may not see the light of day. >> susan mcginnis in washington. susan, thank you. meanwhile six former guantanamo bay prisoners are beginning new lives in uruguay this morning. all six men were arrested in 2002. they were never charged. the group had been cleared for release in 2009 on the condition they don't return home, but the u.s. struggled to find countries willing to take them. >> even though some of these individuals may not have been inner core al qaeda members, they did have connections to al qaeda affiliates and other networks. all these individuals, even if they're deem not to be security threats aren't angels and certainly have connections back to certain networks that are of concern. >> 136 prisoners remain at guantanamo.
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67 have been cleared for release or transfer but are in limbo as the obama administration tries to find countries willing to take them. the week begins with treacherous weather for millions of people on the east coast. a nor'easter is targeting the mid-atlantic and northeast today and tuesday. new york and philadelphia could get 2 to 3 inches of rain. coastal new jersey could get 4. icy road conditions are likely tonight. parts of new england could get up to 14 inches of wet heavy snow. in the philippines at least 21 people are dead after a powerful typhoon hit the country. hagupit has weakened but continues to dump heavy rain and floods. waves pummeled the coast. high winds damaged the buildings. more than a million people fled their homes. streets of berkeley turned
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violent for a second night on sunday. demonstrators marched from the university of california campus through downtown. some threw bricks and smashed windows. police responded with tear gas. president obama tells d.e.t. the u.s. has made progress confronting racism, but he says patience and persistence are needed to root out the problem. >> you know, when you're dealing with something as deeply rooted as racism or bias in any society, you have to have i have lens, but you have to recognize that it's going to take some time, and you just have to be steady. >> hundreds of protesters staged what they called a die-in outside lincoln financial field in philadelphia following sunday's eagles game. they laid down in the street to draw attention to police brutality. the protesters spreading to nfl fields. a number of players warmed up sunday with the phrase "i can't breathe" written on their clothing.
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the slogan refers to the last words eric garner said before he died while being arrested by police in new york city in july. coming up on the "morning news," american trip. british roimt royalty touch down in new york city. we'll have a preview of william and kate's visit. this is the "cbs morning news." . we'll have a preview of william and kate's visit. this is the "cbs morning news." kids sometimes bring home more than homework. like cold symptoms. stuffy nose... a cough... chest congestion!
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♪ roxanne, you don't have to put on the red light ♪ ♪ those days are over ♪you don't have to sell your body to the night ♪ >> bruno mars sang some of sting's hit songs with the police as the british singer received a kennedy center honor last night. oscar winning actor tom hanks was also honored for his roles in "forest gump" and "apollo 13." others were lillian tomlin, ballerina, patricia mcbride, and al green. the kennedy honors will be shown on december 30th on cbs at 9:00 p.m. eastern, 8:00 p.m. central. the duke and duchess of cambridge will be in the u.s. for three days. don champion is live at the carlisle hotel in new york city. don, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lauren.
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well, the royal couple arrived here to a chilly new york city yesterday. while their visit will be a short one, the duke and duchess have packed schedules, which even includes a meeting with president obama. a crowd of admirers braved the cold to greet prince williams and his wife kate as they arrive at their hotel. >> i got to see the tops of their heads. i'm excited. i'm glad we came. >> reporter: this is the royal couple's first official visit of the u.s. and their first ever to new york city. today's itinerary is full. kate joins the mayor's wife for a visit to the scepter for krield development. william heads to washington for a visit with president obama. they'll enjoy an nba game later at the barclays center to raise monies for their charitiecharit.
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>> we just love the royal family, like their lifestyle is like a fair tay tale, it's so intriguing. >> reporter: the duke and duchess are staying here at the carlisle, a favorite hotel of his late mother princess diana. they'll attend the memorial and attend a fund-raising dinner. new york city's empire state building is even decked out in the colors of the united kingdom's flag in honor of the couple. and this trip is a special one considering the fact that kate is five months' pregnant. their visit to new york city will end with black tie fund-raiser for the university of st. andrews. you may recall that the couple met and fell in love while attending that school and tickets for that fund-raiser, lauren, go up to $10,000 per seat. that's a lot of royal cash. >> it is indeed. don champion, thank you. j and straight ahead, letters to marilyn monroe. we'll tell you what passion@letters to marilyn
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here's a look at here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. on the "cbs moneywatch" gas prices drop again, and private love letters to marilyn monroe are sold at auction. jill wagner is here in new york with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, lauren. gas praise keep fail fall falling because of lower crude oil prices. the average price of regular gasoline is down another 12 cents in the past two weeks. the lundberg survey says the nationwide average is now $2.72 a gallon. the price of gas has fallen a dollar since may. it's the lowest price in more than four years. here on wall street, the dow
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and s&p both start the week in record territory. last week the dow gained 128 points to a new record high. the s&p was up 7, also a new high. the nasdaq was down 11 points for the week. north korea denies it hacked into sony pictures' computers but it did raise the cyber attack. as sony prepares to release a new film called "the interview," a spokesman for north korea's nation national defense commission says it might be, quote, a righteous deed by their supporters. the comedy portrays an intent to kill the north korean leader kim jong-un. and letter to marilyn monroe were sold at auction. they went for more than $78,000 and a monroe letter to her last husband, playwright arthur miller, that brought in more than $43,000. lauren? >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. jill, thank you.
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and when we return, a look at sunday's nfl action, and there's a fun way for sports fans to give to charity but we'll show you one teddy bear toss that did not go as planned. but we'll show you one teddy bear toss that did not go as planned. that's why, whenever the need arises... walgreens is always right around the corner, so you can get in and out in no time. and help keep the magic in your holidays. at the corner of happy and healthy. plus get up to $20 in jingle cash on next week's purchase of $30 or more. [ male announcer ] you wouldn't ignore signs of damage in your home. are you sure you're not ignoring them in your body? even if you're treating your crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, an occasional flare may be a sign of damaging inflammation. and if you ignore the signs, the more debilitating your symptoms could become. learn more about the role damaging inflammation may be playing in your symptoms
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. in sports it's been quite a run for the new england patriots. in san diego last night the pats find themselves trailing in the fourth quarter but after takinging a two-point lead tom brady and company put the game away. a 69-yard touchdown pass gives them the win. it gives new england a 23-14 win. the patriots have won eight of their last nine games. they've also clinched their 12th straight end season win. the seattle seahawks are
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comes on strong for the second half of their season. quarterback russell wilson runs for a touchdown and throws for two more and new yorks off the eagles, 23-14. and a blowout and a brawl in the big easy. the carolina panthers slammed the saints in new orleans, 41-10. after a cam newton touchdown in the first half players from both teams get into a tussle that spills out of the end zone. one carolina player was ejected. finally it's ooh a popular way for sports teams and fans to make the holidays brighter for less fortunate kids. you've probably seen one of these by now. they're called teddy bear tosses. a number of hockey teams have asked their fans to throw stuffed toys on ice and they're rounded up and taken to charity. but take a look what happened at this game at cornell university over the weekend.
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an american couple is resuming their lives at home after a two-year ordeal. matthew and grace huang and their two adopted sons went to church sunday in california. the huangs were jailed in qatar in 2013 after a conviction for starving their 8-year-old daughter. margaret brennan spoke with them after they were cleared and arrived back in the u.s. >> what was it like when the plane touched down in los angeles? >> i was excited to be leaving qatar after two very, very difficult years. >> and what was one of the first things you did, grace? >> hugged the boys. i just wanted to see them and hold them and tell them how proud i am of him and how courageous they've been these two years. >> you can see more of margaret brennan's exclusive interview with the huangs coming up on
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"cbs this morning." an ancient sculpture is causing a modern-day diplomatic crisis. part of the famous elgin marbles was unveiled at the state hermitage museum in russia over the weekend. charlie d'agata tells us how he got there. >> reporter: lounging in all of his bare-chested glory, the greek god fess looks right at home. but he's not. a star of britain's elgin's marble. things have been rocky between the two, all the more reason. it argued the british museum's richard lambert. >> we're not a political organization. our thing is in difficult time. it's important to exchange cultural ideas. >> reporter: history aside, what many people are talking about is
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where does britain get off loaning out art that belongs to greece. the greece lost their marbles to lord elgin who took a bunch of them from the partahanon 200 years ago when he was the ambassador. they say they weren't pillaged but staying where they are in brittain. to the greeks the 225-year-old's marble are stolen property. they've even hired george clooney's wife amal clooney as their lawyer. >> a horseman has his head in athens and his body in london. >> reporter: the british museum has offered to loan some of the marbles to greece but they claim they never received a formal request. but for greece, the idea of having to borrow something
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that's already theirs is nothing short of a greek strategy. charlie d'agata, cbs news, lawn. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on the failed rescue of an american hostage in yemen. plus, why "rolling stone" is readvising its poultcy on the allege d rape at the university of virginia. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. i'm lauren lyster. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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good morning everyone, it's monday, december 8. each i'm michelle griego. >> and i'm brian hackney, mr. hackney is studying thed -- mr. mallicoat is studying the
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inside of his eyelids right now. the fact that the storm of the century for this year anyway seems to be coming in this thursday. >> it's going to begin overnight on wednesday night. it will impact both commutes on thursday. and it gathers strength and moment up and i was just saying liz i think i'm actually going to say the city -- stay in the city on wednesday night. i don't want to drive in it. it will be right experience it again on friday morning as well. it's a time to start preparing for that. right now we're looking at a little bit of light presippation moving into the north and portion of our bay area and that's pretty much it today. some light scattered showers there. otherwise mostly cloudy skies and temperature-wise, we're in the 50s out the door and have your complete forecast still straight ahead. right now we have an overturn accident coming into the santa cruz mountains the northbound lanes of highway 17. been out there since just before 4:00 a.m. one lane is blocked. a lot of fog out the door. maybe not across the golden gate bridge. okay there. but through the altamonte pass some er


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