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captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, december 15th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." what role did vladimir putin play in hacking the u.s. election? a big one, according to officials. now more lawmakers are saying they were targeted too. yahoo! breaks its own dubious record for biggest hack ever. this time, more than a billion accounts were compromised. who security experts are blaming for the breach. as a deep freeze sets in for millions in the east this morning, snowy streets caught commuters off-guard out west. >> look out! look out!
bam! 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. if you are waking up in the northeast, brace yourself. it's going to feel a lot more like the north pole this morning. that bitterly cold air mass that has targeted the upper midwest arrived overnight and it reaches from the dakotas to new england. at least one death is blamed on the extreme cold. a woman died of hypothermia in st. paul, minnesota. lake-effect snow made for treacherous travel in michigan and more snow is on the way. near buffalo, new york, folks had to deal with whiteout conditions along the snow-covered roads. chief meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbz says this arctic blast is only the beginning.
>> reporter: cold continues to be the story. so a lot of cold air to go around as we have windchill values 15 to 35 degrees below zero. down to the spine of the appalachians into north carolina. a lot of cold air to go around. this is what we are looking at this morning. the harshest air across the upper midwest and great lakes. by the time we move toward friday morning, that coldest air will be across new england where the windchills will dip below 20 below zero. soaking rainfall across california today. right on down into southern california, as well as quite a bit of mountain snow and that tapers down early on friday. looks like 2 to 4 inches of rain for much of central and northern california and 1 to 3 feet of snow across the sierra. mp need -- much needed. there will be areas of flooding and strong winds. the same storm is a need -- muc. there will be areas of flooding and strong winds. the same storm is -- much neede. there will be areas of flooding and strong winds. the same storm is a trouble-maker this weekend. moves to the other side of the rockies and a swath of snow into the midwest and into new england to kick off the weekend. this is also going to usher in the next blast of arctic air.
another one is already lurking. as we head into the weekend and that slips down much of the west, the plains and the upper midwest. temps 20 to 40 degrees below average. meanwhile, we get a brief warm-up along the east coast and the southeast for saturday and sunday. i'm meteorologist eric fisher for cbs news. so that winter-like west coast weather that eric fisher reported on is actually expected to last into tomorrow. another storm system, a winter storm paralyzed portland commuters. dozens of crashes were reported by late yesterday. 30-minute commutes turned into five-hour marathons. hundreds of students were stranded on buses because they were stuck in traffic. >> we are just the few students who couldn't get out. there were plenty of students who walked in this weather all the way to southeast portland. >> about 150 miles southeast of there, a moving truck in bend had to be towed from the snow. a measuring stick captured more than a foot of snow in that area and drivers can attest, many drivers had to dig out just to get home.
we are going to move on to tech trouble for yahoo!. the company says it's not sure who is responsible for the largest known cybersecurity breach in history. the digital theft is not recent. it occurred in 2013 more than a year before another massive hack yahoo! announced three months ago. more than 1 billion yahoo! accounts were compromised in 2013 and the breach in 2014 affected at least 500 million users. the stolen information includes passwords and e-mail addresses and phone numbers and answers to security questions. >> it's a stepping stone into other sites, so even if that person doesn't keep their financial information or medical information online, by having the credentials and logging in, it's easy to spoof that person, it's easy to act as that person. >> yahoo! blamed the 2014 attack on an unnamed foreign government. so coming up on "cbs this morning," we will talk to a tech expert about the yahoo! attack and how you can try to protect yourself from being a hacking
victim. and now to the hack the cia says targeted the u.s. presidential election. the office of the director of national intelligence says it will release more information about the russian attempt to influence the election once its review is complete. cbs news has learned vladimir putin was personally involved. hena daniels is here in new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. president-elect donald trump will continue his thank you tour in pennsylvania today, amid new revelations about the russian cyber operation that helped him win the 2016 election. foreign meddling the white house claims mr. trump may have known about. u.s. intelligence sources tell cbs news russia's meddling in the 2016 election could not have happened without vladimir putin's blessing saying, quote, the orders to do it would have had to come from the highest level. the development comes days after the cia said that russia helped
influence the claim to help donald trump win. a claim that donald trump continues to deny. >> they have no idea if it's russia or china or somebody. >> reporter: russian hackers ultimately stole and leaked thousands of private e-mails and opposition research that proved detrimental to hillary clinton's campaign. white house spokesman josh earnest believes mr. trump may have been in on it. >> everything from the republican nominee, himself, calling on russia to hack his opponent. it might be an indication that he was, obviously, aware. >> reporter: republican senator lindsey graham who says his campaign e-mail was also hacked by russia is calling for more sanctions. >> we should tell the russians in no uncertain terms you interfered in our elections. we don't care why. we are going to hit you and hit you hard. >> reporter: the president-elect took a break from relations yesterday to sit down with people from silicon valley. >> i'm here to help you folks do well and you're doing well right now. >> reporter: mr. trump is still sorting out how he'll handle his own business empire as
president. a planned press conference on the issue scheduled for today has since been pushed back to january. and with four cabinet jobs left to fill, the president-elect plans to hold more transition meetings at trump tower this morning. >> very busy at trump towers. hena daniels, thank you so much. overseas this morning, it appears the cease-fire in alep aleppo, syria, that fell apart yesterday, has been revived. new video this morning shows buses lined up ready to begin evacuations from aleppo. the russian military says the last rebel troops and trapped civilians will be leaving this morning. families have been huddled with their belongings just waiting to escape. but there are reports that pro syrian troops opened fire on a convoy and ambulances as they prepared to leave. at least three were wounded in that attack. holly williams has more from istanbul. >> reporter: several thousands civilians, men, women, and children, are holed up in around
two square miles of territory with aleppo now nearly entirely under the syrian regime's control. it's a major victory for the regime, after four years of fighting in the city. but it was won by indiscriminately killing civilians with help from syria's allies iran and russia. syria's president bashar al assad calls the rebels terrorists and in an interview with russian tv, he castigated the west for trying to protect them. >> the translation of their statement is for russia, please stop the advancement of the syrian army against the terrorists. >> reporter: the u.s. has condemned the regime and its friends in russia and iran, but in five years of civil war, america has avoided a direct confrontation with the regime,
fearing a dangerous escalation and perhaps conflict with russia. the price of that policy has been paid by syrian civilians with their lives. the united nations human rights chief said on wednesday that the bombardment of civilians in aleppo by the syrian regime and its allies is almost certainly a violation of international law and he said it may be a war crime. holly williams, cbs news, istanbul. pparis.the city of light. the eiffel tower went dark last night with a show of solidarity for the people of syria. back at home now. closing arguments are scheduled today in the trial of dylann roof charged with killing nine people at a black church in charleston. yesterday, jurors heard polly sheppard's 911 call for help. roof is charged with hate crimes from what prosecutors say was a racially motivated attack.
sheppard testified, when she was asked if roof shot her, she said, no. and he told her i'm going to leave you to tell the story. >> she stood in the face of evil and almost evil backed down. >> roof's attorneys are not disputing the facts in the case. in closing arguments today, they will focus on whether he should get the death penalty. certainly some gripping testimony in that case. coming up on the "morning news." protecting planned parenthood. president obama finalizes a rule for state funding. and a fish out of water gets life saving surgery? yeah. this is the "cbs morning news." see me. see me. see me to know that psoriasis is just something that i have. i'm not contagious. see me to know that... ...i won't stop until i find what works. discover cosentyx, a different kind of medicine for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. proven to help the majority of people
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president and michelle obama got a head start on hanukkah. they hosted a reception last night at the white house. he apologized for the early celebration, noting the first family will be vacationing in hawaii when the holiday begins. hanukkah starts this year on the evening of december 24th. the president also spoke yesterday at an event close to his heart. three years ago, he started the my brothers keeper initiative. the program works to create opportunities for young men and boys of color. >> i see myself in these young people. i grew up without a father. there were times where i made poor choices and times where i was adrift. the only difference between me and a lot of other young men is that i grew up in a more forgiving environment. >> the program is now running nationwide. mr. obama called it something i
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here is another look at this morning's top stories. us intelligence sources tell cbs news russian meddling in the 2016 election could not have happened without president vladimir putin's blessing. the cia says russia sought to help donald trump get elected. yesterday, mr. trump met with top executives from silicon valley. he told them he is there to help. yahoo! says it's not sure who is responsible for the largest known cybersecurity breach in history. the digital theft occurred in 2013. more than 1 billion yahoo! accounts were compromised and in 2014 it affected 500,000 users. the stolen information includes password and e-mail addresses
phone numbers and answers to security questions. and that dangerously cold arctic air that gripped the midwest has moved east. windchill advisories are in effect from the dakotas to new england. in some areas, the windchill could reach 30 below zero. more snow is expected in the upper midwest and another arctic air mass is on the way just in time for the weekend. according to aaa, nearly one-third of the country will be crowding the nation's highways and airports between christmas and new year's. chris martinez has the travel forecast. >> reporter: missu sanchez will soon be leaving town for the holidays and while she is looking forward to spending christmas with her family, the trip from california to florida isn't so inviting. >> yeah. traveling through the holidays. it's never fun. >> reporter: aaa projects holiday travel this year to be the highest ever on record, with more than 103 million people expected to be in transit between christmas eve and january 2nd.
that is 1.5 million more than last year, thanks, in part, to a stronger economy. >> we see that consumers are spending more. there is an uptick in wages towards the tail end of the year. and also, you know, we see that gas prices are still fairly low. >> reporter: aaa says 2016 will mark the eighth consecutive year of year-end holiday travel growth, both on the ground and in the air. it's predicted more than 6 million travelers will take to the skies to reach their destination, the highest volume for air travel in more than ten years but highways will see the overwhelming majority of traffic. more than 93 million people are expected to travel by car. >> las vegas, nevada, orlando, florida, are top destinations. >> reporter: sanchez is among those travelers heading to the airport next week. >> i'm sure it's going to be miserable. >> reporter: travel misery this year will have plenty of company. chris martinez, cbs news, los angeles. >> i'll be there on the highway. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning,"
more on vladimir putin's involvement in the russian hacking of the dnc. we will speak with john heilemann, the managing editor of bloomberg politics. plus a study on airline pilots flying depressed. and what is being done to help them. and more on california's battle with uber over the car hailing app's self-driving cars. that is the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ,,,,
>> looks obstructed. thanks for joining us this morning. i'm anne makovec in for kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. let's say good morning to the ladies. >> good morning. >> how are you? >> doing well. [ overlapping speakers ] >> i received a call from a friend, good look with your super bowl weather tomorrow! >> it is super bowl for you. >> it was like somebody got it. that's what it is for us. we have great rains coming in. we haven't seen anything like this since last march as far as our rainfall totals and our wind is a concern. here's our live hi-def doppler radar. and look at that yellow. that is the leading edge of the front that will be passing through the bay area. right now the heaviest rain is from ukiah through cloverdale and all this is sliding south. the north bay you will see the heavy rain between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. central