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a desperate search is under way for a missing indonesia airliner that authorities believe crashed into the sea with 162 people onboard. >> terrible feeling of loss right now. hundreds are trapped on a burning ferry as rough seas hamper rescue efforts. and a deadly fire at a texas apartment building for senior citizens. captioning funded by cbs ioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, december 29th, 2014. good morning. i'm lauren lyster in for anne-marie green. there is a possible clue this morning in the search for the wreckage of an airasia jetliner with 162 aboard that disappeared sunday. crews spotted possible debris and oil in the water off of indonesia.
planes and ships from four countries have joined the hunt for flight 8501. aviation officials cannot explain why the plane vanished from radar screens 40 minutes after takeoff. mark albert is in washington. mark, good morning. >> good morning, lauren. aviation experts tell cbs news that this search is likely to be far easier than the ongoing search for malaysia air flight 370, which disappeared in march, and that's because the waters where this airasia plane disappeared are much, much shallower shallower, only about 150 feet deep, and the area is levelly trafficked. australian search planes have spotted objects in the java sea where airasia plane disappeared. experts do not know if it is wreckage from flight 8501. with help pouring in indonesian officials say it's likely the plane is at the bottom of the
sea. the flight carrying 162 people including 17 children took off for singapore sunday morning. shortly after one of the pilots asked to change a route due to bad weather. the request was denied due to high traffic. the data recorders will help tell what happened next. >> we've got life in the batteries for the next 30 days, maybe, depending upon when the batteries were put into the aircraft, as long as even 90 days. >> indonesia promises a safety review something that is a top priority. relatives still wait for any news, holding onto hope at a crisis center set up at the indonesian airport where the missing plane took off. the u.s.'s seventh fleet, which is based in asia says it stands ready to assist but has not yet
been asked for help. also indonesian authorities have not asked the national transportation safety board, which is based here in washington, for assistance. they're often called to help in international air disasters. lauren? >> mark albert in washington. thank you for that, mark. more than 100 people remain trapped this morning aboard a smoke-filled terry adrift between italy and albania. a fire broke out on the ship more than 24 hours ago. gale-force winds and choppy seas are hampering rescue efforts. passengers say heat from the fire is melting their shoes. alphonso van marsh is in london. alphonso, good morning. >> good morning, lauren. it's been a harrowing two days for the passengers on crew aboard the italian ferry that caught fire early sunday morning. at least one person is dead and authorities are scrambling to rescue those on board. passengers say a fire broke out on the car deck while they were still asleep in their cabins. the first large group of passengers rescued from the ferry boat arrived in southern italy monday morning.
passengers say the fire's suffocating smoke and heat drove them to the ship's upper decks where they were exposed to frigid temperatures driving rain hail and gale-force winds. greek and italian authorities say the weather and rough seas are complicating rescue efforts. smoke from the fire is also making it hard for helicopter crews to airlift passengers from the ship. a medical team and doctor are now on board to assist the more than 100 passengers and crew still on board. ferry passengers from kun industries -- they including greece france italy germany, and here in brittain. they're mostly commuters and families on vacation. lauren? >> alphonso van marsh in london, thank you. police in los angeles are on a citywide tactical alert after a shooting that targeted officers sunday night. one suspect is in custody, and police are searching for a second person. he's considered armed and dangerous. authorities recovered a rifle. no officers were hurt in the shooting, and it's not clear if
any bullets hit their car. this week officials from new york's police unions will meet with the city's police commissioner in an effort to diffuse tensions after the killing of two officers. a deepening rift between rank-and-file police and new york mayor bill de blasio was on display at the funeral for one of the slain officers this weekend. as don dahler reports, tens of thousands attended. >> reporter: tens of thousands of police officers attended, but it was this action by a few hundred that still has people talking. as mayor bill de blasio took to the podium -- >> all of this city is grieving -- >> reporter: -- cops gathered outside turned their backs on the television monitor. on "face the nation" this morning police commissioner bill bright bratton expressed his disappointment.
>> i think to bring issues into that event was very inappropriate. >> reporter: bratton said part of the animosity relates to difficult contract negotiations between police officers and unions. but many resent mayor bill de blasio's comments after a grand jury failed to indict an officer. he said he was astonished by the decision and was worried that his biracial son could come to harm at the hands of the police. pat lynch put the blame for last week's murders on officers ramos and wenjian liu on the mayor's support of anti-police protests. >> that blood on the hands starts on the steps of city hall in the office of the mayor. >> reporter: former mayor rudy giuliani has been a major critic of de blasio's but in this instance he said the officers were worker. >> i do think he should apologize to the police department. i said this day one. i think he'd get this over with if he did it. >> mayor de blasio has expressed
his support for the officers including during officer ramos's funeral service. the funeral for the other officer killed is scheduled for next saturday and because of chinese private customs is expected to be on a much smaller scale. don dahler, cbs news, new york. former president george h.w. bush remains hospitalized in houston this morning. a spokesman said word of his discharge could come soon, but for now doctors want to continue monitoring mr. bush. the 90-year-old was taken by ambulance to methodist hospital tuesday after experiencing shortness of breath. officials say the death toll could rise from a fire at a senior living apartment building near san antonio. five people are confirmed dead in a fire that broke out sunday in the 11-story high-rise. 150 firefighters responded. the cause is under investigation, but it appears to have started on the third floor. >> the third floor hallway is absolutely gutted, the doors are charred, the fire and smoke were communicated throughout the
building, so we're very fortunate that we're not standing in front of you talking about a greater loss of life. >> ten people remain hospitalized. officials say not all of the 216 residents listed as living there are accounted for, but it's also not clear how many were in the building when the fire broke out. on the "cbs moneywatch," playstation goes back online, and the movie "the interview" sets a record for sony. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with those stories and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, lauren. here on wall street today, investors start another short holiday week in record territory. last week the dow gained 776 points, at an all-time high. the s&p was up 86, also a record high and the nasdaq rose 24 points. asian stocks were mixed as the search continues for missing flight airasia 8501.
tokyo's nikkei lost half a percent. hong kong's hang seng gained more than 1.5%. with only three trading days left in 2014, you can still save on your taxes. make charitable donations before the year ends but use a credit card postmarked by december 31st so it's deductible. donate appreciated securities like stocks, bonds, or mutual funds, and write off the current value of the asset. sell off a taxable account to offset previous or future gains. sony's playstation network is back online, disrupted over christmas. sony says heavy traffic could cause problems for customers. a group of hackers called lizard squad claimed credit for knocking the service offline. microsoft's xbox live also went down, but it was back on friday. sony pictures said the movie "the interview" was a big hit on the internet. the comedy about north korea was rented or bought more than 2 million times, earning more than $15 million online in four days.
that ranks the film as the number one film ever released by sony pictures. it also earned $2.8 million in nearly 300 theaters. but the top film at the box office again was the final hobbit movie. for a second straight week "the hobbit hobbit: thebattle of the five armies" was number one. in second place was "unbroken" with $31 million. "into the woods" was third. lauren? >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thank you, jill. coming up on the "morning news," a milestone in afghanistan. the u.s. combat mission officially comes to a close in the longest war in american history. this is the "cbs morning news." history. this is the "cbs morning news." suffering from the flu is a really big deal. with aches, fever and chills- there's no such thing as a little flu. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. attack the flu virus at its source
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from maryland, who arrived recently at the international space station. he is starting a six-month mission in orbit. the 13-year combat mission for u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan is over. a ceremony marked the end of their presence, but more than 13,000 troops will remain to start 2015. chip reid traveling with president obama in hawaii reports. >> reporter: the flag of the u.s.-led international force was lowered in a ceremony in kabul. american general john campbell rolled up the flag symbolically transferring the leader of the war to afghanistan's forces. >> working together we can win. >> reporter: in a previous statement president obama said it mark as milestone in our country. for more than 13 years, ever since innocent lives were taken from us from 9/11 our nation has been at war in afghanistan.
now thanks to the extraordinary sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, our combat mission in afghanistan is ending. but the end of the combat mission does not mean the end of the war. from a peak of about 100,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan, there are now about 10,600, and it will be two years before they all come home. ♪ >> reporter: until then u.s. forces will advise and assist afghan troops and will engage in counterterrorism operations in al war that has already taken the lives of more than 2,300 american servicemen and women, and they will be facing a ferocious enemy. attacks by the taliban are surging. president obama recently expanded the role of u.s. forces authorizing counterterrorism operations against the taliban in addition to al qaeda. earlier in his vacation on christmas day, president obama visited marine corps base hawaii to deliver his thanks in person. >> the greatest christmas present we have is the finest
military the world's ever known. >> reporter: a military that in smaller numbers will be in harm's way in afghanistan for at least another two years. the volatile situation in afghanistan is one of many controversies the president will face when he returns to washington. but in the meantime he has another week of vacation here in hawaii where he's spending a lot of time on the beach with his family, and in nine days so far he has already played golf six times. chip reid, cbs news, honolulu. thousands of tourists were stranded in the french alps by a blizzard this weekend. about 15,000 drivers abandoned their cars and trucks in the snow. some were able to find shelter, but many spent saturday night and part of sunday in their vehicles. at least one death has been blamed on the snowstorm. straight ahead, your monday morning weather. and in sports, a big fourth quarter lands baltimore a playoff berth.
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cell phone video from christmas show residents yelling for the 3-year-old boy to jump from the second-floor window. he fell into the arms of the man below and survived. the man who filmed the rescue says it feels incredible every time he watches it. >> the feeling it gives you to relive the moment, to say that you saved someone's life is a really good feeling. >> all the residents survived the fire, though it did destroy the building. and celebrating good riddance day. in time square new yorkers shredded owed photographs bills, or medical records. the eighth annual good riddance day allows people to practice out with the old, in for the new as they prepare for 2015. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning" the "property brothers'" drew and jonathan scott. i'm lauren lyster. this is the "cbs this morning." andrew scott. i'm lauren lyster. this is the "cbs this morning."
there was a special reunion in garden grove, california. a 1-year-old named caleb was brought back to the fire station where he was dropped off as a newborn under the state's safe surrender program. the program allows parents to give up their baby three days or younger at any fire station or hospital, no questions asked. caleb's adoptive parents arranged sunday's meeting with the firefighters who received him last december. they say he seems like a great little guy. many know the bible as the good book. well, thanks to high-tech scholars, in some cases it can now also be called the small book. allen pizzey reports. >> reporter: the original bible was probably written like this, painfully inscribed by hand, a process that took years if not centuries. think musty rooms, candlelight.
scroll ahead a thousand years or so and think lab coats and lasers. to get into an israeli engraving company where they hope the guinness book of records will certify as the world's smallest bible, suiting up like you're entering an ebola zone. in this case it's to keep the items, not the people infected. it's something akin to a religious mystery for anyone but a techie. >> each little square is, in fact, one single product. it's a full bible. 1,210 nano bibles on this wafer. >> to put that in perspective -- >> what we have here is the greek new testament printed, a real live book. and here is the nano new testament. >> reporter: to read it you need
a. >> mike: a mike a microscope to magnify it 1,000 times, and since it's in greek, you also need the language skills of this doctor. >> i can attest it is a true and faithful copy of the accepted greek version of the new testament. >> reporter: it's also jewelry which explains why an israeli company is making it. christians flock to it. their appetite for religious ornamentation is anything but nano. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the latest on the investigation into the disappearance of airasia flight 8501. we'll hear from former chairman debbie hirschman. why the pakistani government is upset over the hit tv show "homeland" and why facebook sunday fire for its year end review.
>> you can see a few lights heading across the bridge. >> looking at the bay bridge. >> good morning, everyone. it's monday december 29th. >> hi, everyone i'm frank 4:30 is your time. let's get you out the door,. it's team work here. >> how was your christmas. >> it was great. >> really nice. very quick and very cool and we have temperatures out the door right now and it is 42. 30s right above freezing. and it is yet another spare of the air day with temperatures into the 50s, a full 7 days of forecast straight ahead. >> and i'm going to show you a picture of golden gate bridge as well. not so many cars right now across the span, yes, you can make it 0. there is some fog that wanted us to know that. i think some people have this week off. >> it's the 1st time we've showed the picture. >> usually we wait a little while.