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> ro rough seas hamper the search for airasia flight 8501. mass murder in canada's edmonton. nine people including the suspect are dead in what police call planned and deliberate violence. and the big chill. much of the u.s. will ring in the new year with freezing temperatures. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, december 31st, 2014. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. crews trying to locate victims of airasia flight 8501 are battling wind and strong currents this morning. they have recovered seven bodies from the doomed jetliner and
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one of them was wearing a life jacket. the search is concentrated in the java sea where the plane with 162 aboard went down in bad weather sunday. allen pizzey reports from surabaya indonesia, where they're following the rescue operation. >> reporter: they searched the seabed. some debris has already been brought ashore. if the plane is indeed more intact than shattered it will make it easier to determine what happened. the plane seems to have crashed in water no more than 160 feet. three additional navy ships are in the area along with 40 divers and the u.s. navy destroyer uss sampson which can detect pings from the downed airliner's black boxes. families of victims can only hope that their loved ones will at least be found when divers can reach the wreckage, yesterday many watched in agony as video of the first body found
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floating in the sea was broadcast on indonesian television. the terrible images made it clear the focus is now finding on and identifying bodies. one of those retrieved was reportedly wearing a red uniform identified as an airasia stewardess. at the airport crisis center, officials are taking details from relatives that will help identify bodies when they are found. the i.d. tag he is wearing says family member. writ on it is andreas, the name of his 32-year-old son. he also sported a small bandage on his arm covering the spot where he gave a small blood sample for dna. he's praying for a miracle, the only thing he has left to cling all but a handful were indonesian whose fingerprints would have been placed in a national database when they reached the age of 17 and received an identity card. bodies will be placed in this refrigerated unit at the police compound until they can be
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autopsied and then returned to families for burial. divers will try to locate the plane's black boxes amid the wreckage. jeff pegues shows us what's ahead in the crash investigation. >> reporter: with a discovery of the wreckage, investigators are one step closer to determining the cause of the accident. there was bad weather in the area around the time of the crash. they'll also try to determine the plane's air speed, whether mechanical systems failed, and how the pilots responded before the plane went down. the answers may come from the plane's black boxes. the so-called black box is actually orange and is located in the tail section of airbus 8520. it contains the information about the plane's altitude, air speed, and engine performance. there's also cockpit voice recorder with the final two hours of conversation. earlier this year we were given an unprecedented look at how
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national transportation safety board engineers opened the shell to extract the memory board of the recorders. it's about the size of a cell phone, and within the box, it's almost indestructible. dr. joe colly is the ntsb's director of research. >> they have to survive saltwater immersion and immersion in 20 feet of water. we've been successful in recovering data from submerged aircraft. >> the ntsb has been monitoring the situation but so far has not been asked to participate. because airbus is a french company, that country's equivalent of the ntsb they already have a team of investigators in the area. jeff pegues, cbs news, washington. edmonton is coming to grips with what authorities are calling its worst mass murder ever. police say a man with a long criminal record killed eight people and then killed himself.
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two of the dead are young children. police say the killings appear to be planned and deliberate domestic violence. >> it is a tragic day for edmonton, and our thoughts go out to the community as we all come to terms with the senseless mass murder of eight people. >> reporter: police discovered eight bodies at two homes monday. the ninth found tuesday matches the description of the suspect who was reported to be depressed and suicidal. the shooting death of an idaho woman by ler own toddler is being called a tragic accident this morning. police say 29-year-old veronica rutledge was shopping at walmart with four children tuesday. her 2-year-old who was sitting in the shopping cart pulled the gun from her purse. the gun went off, killing rutledge. the report says she was permitted to carry the weapon. steve scalise said the 2002
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speech to a white supremacist group called euro was a mistake he now regrets. at the time scalise was a louisiana state representative. he tells cbs affiliate wllb he didn't know the group was an anti-sem met anti-semitic organization formed by david duke. >> i just detest hate groups of any kind. >> house speaker john boehner called the appearance an error in judgment but scalise has his full confidence. the cdc says this season's flu has become an epidemic. 15 children across the country have died. the cdc earlier warned this year's flu season could be a severe one. the dominant strain of the virus is associated with hard-hitting flu seasons. well, much of the country will need to bundle up as it
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rings in the new year. wisconsin and parts of the upper midwest are in the grip of a brutal cold. in southern california, snow surprised families traveling over the grapevine, and bands warming up for the rose parade will face record lows tomorrow. meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbz has the chilly holiday forecast. >> well, winter disappeared for a little while, but it's back with a vengeance. a lot of cold in the middle of the country. denver setting a record low last night and we're looking at more of that chill with chile advisories up for a big chunk of the u.s. looking at the values out the door subzero from the intermountain west. many of us all bundled up and even dangerous windchills at time, as cold as 45 below zero. almost the entire country looking at it from coast to coast, looking at below average temperatures for new year's eve. these are readings right around midnight.
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the only exception is going to be florida, the only warm area. we're looking at snow in arizona, utah, and maybe even into vegas. some snowflakes on the strip. not expecting anything major there. the biggest totals will be around flagstaff and san juan mountains of colorado. they could see a foot of snowfall there. with that a very cold start to the new year. around southern california, coldest air of the season, perhaps a record low for the rose parade and rose bowl for new year's day. i'm meteorologist eric fisher for cbs news. on the "cbs moneywatch," one of the hottest stocks of the year, and two car service apps show their charitable side. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. here on wall street on the last trading day of the year, investors could take more profits to end 2014 and prepare for 2015. the dow lost 55 points tuesday and fell back below 18,000. the s&p 500 was down 10. the nasdaq dropped 29 points. asian markets edged up to end the year. hong kong's hang seng gained half a percent.
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in a half day of trading. the shanghai composite added 2%. tokyo's nikkei was closed for the holiday. not having health insurance could cost you more in the new year. in 2015 all taxpayers have to report to the in term revenue service whether they had health insurance for the previous year. under obamacare, those with no insurance face penalties unless they qualify for exemptions for financial hardships. the conference board reports consumer confidence rose 1.6 from november to december. that indicates americans are optimistic about their current prospects as we head into the new year. reits were hot stocks this year. "the wall street journal" reports that for 2014, real estate investment trusts had a total return of more than 32% according to the latest data. that's the highest since 2006. reits owned properties like office buildings, apartments, and warehouses.
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and the ride share services lyft and uber want to reduce drunk driving accidents. on new year's eve. lyft will pledge $1 it made on its website to mothers against drunk drivers and uber will give a dollar using the promo code maddnye. >> they make a'll probably make a lot of money so giving back is good news. the marriage pill to help shed how the magic pill may not be the pill to help you shed those extra pounds. this is the "cbs morning news." 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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otherwise known as northern lights, were seen shimmering above the trees. they're when highly charged electrons interact with oxygen and nitrogen in the earth's atmosphere. well millions will spend money on supplements. marlie hall looks at the possible risks in taking them. >> reporter: many people make a new year's resolution to drop some pounds and a new consumer report survey says about a quarter of them will use weight loss supplements. >> on the bottles, they make a lot of claims and i think people want something that's going too make weight loss easier for them. unfortunately there's nothing that does that. >> reporter: consumer reports surveyed 3,000 people and 9% said they met their weight loss goals and kept the pounds off. a lot more got the results they didn't want. >> about half the people in our survey who were taking weight loss supplements experienced some kind of side effect such as
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dry mouth or digestive issues jitteriness, nervousness, shaking. >> reporter: but the fda regulates them much like food, meaning they're considered safe unless they're shown not to be. dr. louis arrone said supplement companies need more facts to back their claims. >> someone has to do a study showing it works. just saying that it works, just advertising that it works is not enough. >> reporter: he said those looking to shed the extra weight should reach for healthy food and supplement that with some exercise. marlie hall, cbs news, new york. straight ahead, escaping suspension. detroit's suspended tackle wins his appeal in the case involving some bad steps. colgate enamel health toothpaste its unique formula replenishes weak spots with natural calcium...
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$75,000 fine. jim harbaugh is officially back in michigan. harbaugh was introduced as the new michigan football coach yesterday. he returns to the school where he played college ball after leaving the san francisco 49ers. he got a rousing ovation during yesterday's michigan basketball game. and as the music city bowl in nashville, it came down to the wire, but as time expired, notre dame's kyle brindza kicked the winning 32-yard goal. the atlanta hawks took on the cleveland cavaliers without lebron james. james sat out with a sore knee. kyrie irving had a game-high 35 points for the cavs, but it wasn't enough. paul millsap scored 26 points for the hawks as atlanta beat cleveland, 109-101. when we return, securing new year celebrations. protecting new york's times square as a million people gather to watch the famous ball drop. ple gather to watch the famous ball drop. we come by almost every day to deliver your mail
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back up and running now.. but this wind storm isn't over yet. 6 cars are set on fire in just one day.. and all within a few blocks of each other. the manhunt for an arsonist in san jose. and 10 dollars - for a ride home on new year's? why bay area cabs are slashing rates, on the busiest night of the year. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. and here's another look at this morning's top story. bad weather is hampering the recovery of victims of airasia flight 8501. seven bodies have been pulled from the java sea off indonesia. one was reportedly wearing a life jacket. and former president george h.w. bush is back home this morning. the 90-year-old bush was released from a houston hospital tuesday after a week-long stay for treatment for shortness of breath. mr. bush is resting at home and a spokesman says he was grateful to the doctors and nurses for taking care of him. five guantanamo prisoners have been transferred out.
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the u.s. moved the men from guantanamo in cuba to resettlement in the central asian nation of kazakhstan. they were held for a dozen years without being charged, two men from ta'u she indonesia and one from tunisia and one from pakistan. they say they no longer pose a threat. security will be very tight on new year's eve in times square tonight. about a million people are expected to watch the ball drop in 2015. kris van cleave reports on the preparations. >> five, four, three, two, one, happy new year! >> reporter: with the flip of the switch, the new year's eve ball is lit up and ready to go. organizers powered on the 32,000 l.e.d. lights and hoisted the ball in position above times square. at exactly 11:59 wednesday night, lit begin its descent to ring in 2015. >> over 990 million americans will be counting down in unison.
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i can't think of another moment in time like that. >> reporter: encrusted with more than 2,600 waterford crystals new year's eve's ornament weighs in at almost 600,000 pounds. bomb-sniffing dogs are on patrol as officers are out in force and barricades are being delivered by the truckload. >> we'll be patrolling the city by air, by sea, on the ground, and in the subway system. >> reporter: times square is already packed with tourists from around the world. but as busy as it is now, they expect up to a million people to be here to ring in the new year. >> we wanted it to be an amazing experience. we wanted to see the ball drop. >> everybody's happy, singing welcoming in the new year. >> reporter: in households all around the globe, a billion people will watch the ball drop cheering in a promise of a new year. kris van cleave, cbs news, new york. coming up after your local
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in medical news emerging technology is giving women options when it comes to motherhood. it comes at a time when women are choosing to have babies later in life. dr. jon lapook reports. >> reporter: one week before her 30th birthday actress elizabeth higgins clark is taking a dramatic step to preserve her fertility. >> why did you start thinking about saving your eggs? >> i knew i wanted more time for my career. i thought it would be really nice if i could make it so i could have a baby when my life was ready instead of just because my body is ready. >> there's a growing population of women choosing to do this electively.
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>> reporter: dr. michael drewes is clark's doctor. >> probably when this comes into its own, it will be more liberating to women than the oral contraceptives were back in the 1960s. >> reporter: as eggs age, the success of fertility procedures declines. research shows that eggs at age 30 are twice as likely to result in a pregnancy than women at age 40. one study shows that 80% of women freezing their eggs were older than 35. >> the light goes off for women when they begin to reach their later 30s, early 40s, and that's when they say, gee, i'm running out of time. unfortunately in most cases they've already largely run out of time. >> reporter: there are no national figures on how many women have frozen their eggs or returned to use them. the american society for reproductive medicine does not endorse elective egg freezing, saying it may give women false hope and encourage women to delay childbearing. >> what's your reaction to that? >> i don't think my hope is false. i think it gives me a better chance.
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and i wouldn't tell any woman she should do this. i think it's a really personal decision that a woman makes with her doctor and her bank account. >> reporter: the procedure costs between $10,000 and $15,000 and another $1,000 a year to keep the eggs frozen. still clark says it's money well spent. >> is there part of this view that's slowing down that buy lock cal clock that's been sticking? >> yes. it's stopped. and i'll get older, but my eggs will stay the same age, 29 forever. >> typically insurance plans have not covered electric egg freezing but apple and facebook recently announced their health insurance plans will, encouraging other companies to follow suit. doctor jon lapook, cbs news, new york. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a live update from indonesia on the recovery of airasia flight 8501. plus, a push by companies against so-called revenge hacking, which might have been
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behind the sony cyber attack. and a special look back at the year 2014. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. happy new year's eve. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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k mallicoat your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good morning, it's webs, december 31. i'm michelle griego. >> yeah, last day of the year. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is nearly 4:30. what a mess all over the bay
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area right now. . it's windy and cold. oh, my gosh it's wicked cold! >> and, in other words, we're talking about a windchill factor this morning. you can anticipate gusty winds throughout your morning commute. right now northerly winds are blowing up to 25 at sfo. 17 in pleasanton. 17 in berkeley. and 21-mile-per-hour sustained winds in napa. we are not even factoring the gusts that continue to blow up to 25 to 30 miles per hour. this is why we have the wind advisory in place all the way until lunchtime today. and again, you couple up those current winds with the current air temperatures in the 30s and 40s, we'll have your full forecast still straight ahead. >> the winds causing a few problems. a lot of areas have been cleaned up but we are just getting word of this problem in the santa cruz mountains. a tree took out power lines so it's blocked right now

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