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for this tuesday. be sure to check back later for the morning newswsws,, ♪ ♪ it's tuesday, december 13th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." president-elect trump announces his selection for secretary of state today. exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson. but the pick is causing concern over the next administration's relationship with russia. >> he does massive deals in russia. he does massive deals for the company. not for himself. for the company. meanwhile, president obama weighs on the suggestion russia worked to get mr. trump elected. >> this was not a secret running up to the election. and an arctic blast is moving across the country this morning.
a look at how low temperatures will go. t how low temperatures t how low temperatures will go. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning, president-elect trump plans to announce that exxonmobil chief rex tillerson is his choice for secretary of state. questions about tillerson's ties to russia come as congressional leaders say they support investigations into the possible russia cyber attacks to influence the election. hena daniels is here in new york. good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. overnight, russian president vladimir putin said he's ready to meet with the next president of the u.s. in fact, he wants to give mr. trump time to form his administration first. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump hinted at his secretary of state announcement in a tweet. days after praising exxonmobil
ceo rex tillerson in an interview with fox news. >> he's much more than a business executive. i mean, he's a world class player. >> reporter: the development came moments after top contender mitt romney a strident never-trump voice during the campaign confirmed in a facebook post that he was out of the running. saying, quote, my discussions with president-elect trump have been both enjoyable and enlightening. tillerson who has no government experience is expected to face an uphill climb in gaining senate confirmation. given close ties to russian president vladimir putin. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say they support calls to investigate the ceo's assessment trying to get trump elected. >> i think we ought to approach all of these issues on the assumption that the russians do not wish us well. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news that president-elect will also nominate former texas governor rick perry to serve as secretary of energy. the very department he said he
would abolish. after post post -- postponing his first meeting as president-elect, mr. trump took to social media last night to address plans for his business dealings. writing two of my children, don and eric, plus executives, will manage them. no new deals will be done during my years in office. president-elect is selected to announce mr. romney's niece for rnc chair. anne-marie. >> hena daniels, thank you so much. last night on the late show with trevor noah, president obama addressed the alleged russia interference in the presidential election. >> this was not a secret running up to the election. the president-elect in some of his political events specifically said to the russians, hack hillary's e-mails. so that we can finally find out what's going on. and confirm our conspiracy theories. >> now, it was at a campaign appearance back in july that
mr. trump encouraged russia to spy on hillary clinton. >> russia, if you're listening, i hope you're able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing. >> mr. trump said he was only joking. he continues to dismiss reports that russia did anything to help him get elected. but the cia is standing by the assessment that russia tried to smear the election by leaking embarrassing e-mails. jeff pegues has details. >> reporter: the evidence that russia was trying to influence the election goes back to midjoin with private e-mails, opposition research and campaign information stolen before the democratic national committee appeared online. u.s. investigators said the russians were to blame. did their actions impact one candidate over another? >> i would say that the actions definitely were more detrimental to one candidate than the other. >> reporter: adam myers works for crowdstrike, the cyber
security firm that investigated the hack and that works closely with u.s. intelligence. what did you see? >> imagine somebody breaks in a bank and they used some kind of special saw to cut through the safe. we found that saw as they were using it. >> reporter: so you caught them in action? >> we did. >> reporter: myers says the cyber attacks began with russian backers he nicknamed fancy bears and cozy bears. the information they obtained was passed on to wikileaks and made public. the hackers also gained access to some republican files but that information never became public. even after being exposed, the hacks against democrats continue. this is pretty bold, pretty brazen in a lot of ways. >> it's very russian. >> reporter: what do you mean by that? >> i don't think that the russians are shy or would necessarily pull back after something like that happens. you know, they're doing their thing. >> one reason the cia believes
russia was trying to tip the scales to trump. they've used similar tactics to favor candidates before. most recently in the elections in ukraine. no one was saying that the actual vote count in the u.s. was hacked. jeff pegues, cbs news, washington. well, coming up on "cbs this morning," we'll discuss donald trump's choice for secretary of state with cbs news political director john dickerson. now, to the weather and a surge of arctic air is spreading dangerously cold temperatures from the northern plains into new england. the storm system that hit the midwest is just the beginning. some areas will see windchills that register 30 degrees below zero. brutal. chief meteorologist erik fisher of our boston station wbz has our forecast. >> well, the arctic air is reload yet again. it's been a theme this december. and the next batch is moving through friday, and the harshest of it moving across new england by the end of the week.
these are your whirl values as you look towards wednesday evening. nearly 30 below zero, international falls and bismarck. 20 some marquette. and heading to chicago, by the time we get to thursday morning, that cold is sliding east. by friday, windchills 30 below zero in vermont, maine and even the higher elevations of massachusetts. actual air temps also very impressive. close to record low territory. about 15 below in bismarck, zero in chicago by wednesday morning. 16 in st. louis. the core of that cold sliding east as we head into thursday. the coldest temps northeast arriving on friday. so, a really frigid stretch. also a bit of good news, moving to the west coast. the next storm system moving into california, heavy rainfall and snow up into oregon midweek. and then sliding back down the coast as we head into thursday. and that rain will get all the way into very parched southern california and could cause flash flooding and much needed
rainfall there. >> i'm meteorologist erik fisher for cbs news. a lufthansa flight diverted to new york following a bomb threat was given the all clear. the lufthansa flight called into headquarters in germany. the pilot went in as a precaution last night. passengers and crew were evacuated on the airbus. no one was injured. and police in detroit dragged a woman off a delta airlines flight. delta said she did not comply with proper boarding and tech procedures. one witness said she blew by the agent without checking in. she refused to leave the airplane when asked. the woman was taken into custody following the incident. dylann roof, the man accused of killing nine people in a charleston church had a list of other black churches in his car. but roof told the fbi he was too worn out after the shooting at the emanuel ame church to do any
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finished mixed. the dow with another record high, though. 15 since the election. the dow gained 39 points. the s&p lost 2 points. nasdaq was also down, losing over 32 points. the federal reserve starts a two-day policy meeting today. it's expected that the fed will raise short-term interest rates for just the second time since the financial crisis. the fed has held interest rates at record lows since the great recession hoping to drive economic growth. a group of 20 investors headed by bill gates is starting a $1 billion fund to develop clean energy. gates said the fund called breakthrough energy ventures plans to make its initial investment next year. the money will initially go to reducing greenhouse emissions, agriculture and manufacturing. quest diagnostics said its been hacked. quest said the health information of about 34,000 customers were exposed.
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griffin was trapped inside the massive warehouse fire in oakland, california, 36 people died including griffin. saya was not there. in her grief, she remembered a moment the two shared in new york last year. they had just seen the "book of mormon" on broadway. on facebook she wrote, the city was so beautiful, amidst all the lights, i got to look at the brightest light of all. my sweetie. i cried and we kissed. a photographer nearby captured the moment. saya's red lipstick still on griffin's cheek. >> they looked like nobody else existed. >> reporter: arcan took the photo. one of 200,000 on the streets of new york for saya, this became everything. after the fire, she tried to
track down the photograph to get a copy. maybe some facebook miracle could happen. please share, she wrote. thousands of people did. he saw the post and sent the picture. >> i can give her this picture as a memory of her loss of griffin. and i hope she will deep that forever. >> reporter: saya is not ready to talk about her loss. but she did write a tribute for griffin. i had been hoping for a miracle. a glimpse of my life, with the backing of my friends and strangers, i finaly found you. and in this moment where time will always stand still, she never has to let go. ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," actress and pop star hailee steinfeld. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news."
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dna evidence is freeing incident people from prison, but often after loosing decades of their lives. now, 30 states offer compensation, and less than half of these former prisoners are ever paid. omar villafranca is looking the a case in tennessee. >> reporter: these days, lawrence mckinney can't seem to stay still. the 60-year-old has spent enough time sitting in one place. how long were you in prison? >> 31 years, 9 months, 18 days and 20 hours. >> reporter: you have it down to the hours? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: a jury convicted mckinney of rape and burglary in 1978.
the victim identified him as one of two men who attacked her in her bedroom. he was sentenced to 115 years. what's going through your mind when you're hearing that now you're going to prison? >> i still could not believe because i thought that it was a dream or something. >> reporter: in 2008, dna testing of evidence scientifically excluded mckinney as a suspect. prosecutors said if this evidence had been available, there would have been no prosecution. >> i don't have no life. all my life was took away. >> reporter: in 2009, he was released and given $75. since then, mckinney has depended on odd jobs at his church just to pay the bills. under tennessee law, he could be eligible for up to $1 million compensation. but the parole board which hears such cases has ejected his request twice. >> in exoneration hearings, we have a lot of evidence clear and convincing. she served on the parole board for 12 years.
she heard mckinney's case. why wasn't the case by the district attorney clear and convincing enough for you? >> because they didn't notice they didn't test everything that was ordered by the original judge to be tested. >> reporter: prosecutors say the two samples not tested either had no dna or were so degraded tests could not be performed. do you feel there's a guilty man walking? >> i have not been convinced he's innocent. >> it's not justice for him to not receive compensation for being wrongfully imprisoned. >> reporter: mckinney's lawyer jack lauerery has appealed the case to bill haslem who has the final say. >> there's been one mistake made where he was sent to prison. i trust that another one is not made that does not allow him exoneration. >> reporter: the governor could make a decision at any moment. after waiting 31 years for his freedom, mckinney says he can wait a little longer. omar villafranca, cbs news, lebanon, tennessee. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on exxonmobil ceo
rex tillerson, donald trump's expected choice for secretary of state. plus author talking about president obama's legacy on race. and you'll meet the new park service photographer. documenting part of our past. i'm on ellis island. coming up on "cbs this morning," we'll meet an old school photographer who sheds light by skillfully manipulating it. >> that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching, i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
how's everybody doing on a tuesday? >> good. >> good morning. >> geared up for an exciting week ahead. >> you're going to have your work cut out for you. >> i'm working in overdrive. >> if not, we'll have my work cut out for me. go to bed early and be ready to rock. >> when is the lane coming in? >> light rain -- >> when is the rain coming in. >> light rain in the north bay. mostly the north bay event. we'll have some rain around the central bay and 4" at the coastal mountains starting thursday. we are in the 40s and 50s. 51 degrees in san francisco. later today in the 50s and low 60s. we have your complete forecast in just a matter of minutes. but right now led send it over to roqui -- let's send it over to roqui. >> 880 in th