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captioning sponsored by cbs >> quijano: breaking news, zsa zsa gabor dead at 99. we remember the hungarian beauty who took hollywood by storm. winter jumps the gun. the last weekend of autumn ends with sub zero temperatures and blasts of deadly ice and snow. >> also tonight, tragedy at a california park as a tree falls on a wedding party taking pictures. >> i helped pull the lady out, the mother of the bride. >> and the electorial college prepares for tomorrow's final vote, with trump electors under pressure to flip their votes. >> the entire nonsense about the electors trying to use the russian hacking the issue to change the election result is really unfortunate.
>> this is this is the "cbs weekend news." >> quijano: good evening. i'm elaine quijano with a western edition of the broadcast. we begin with breaking news. late today, cbs news in los angeles learned zsa zsa gabor, the hungarian american actress and social a light has died. she was 99 years old. ben tracy looks back at her life story made for hollywood. >hollywood. >> what is wrong? other than me trying to find love and happiness. >> when you find it so often. >> zsa zsa gabor seemed to know exactly what she wanted, born in budapest she parlayed her beauty in hungary to win over hollywood. >> what kind of man are you? >> over the course of 40 years she appeared in more than 40 films and 40 tv shows, everything from gilligan's island to the fresh pins of bellaire. >> are you a blonde under 25?
>> she seemed most comfortable playing herself -- >> very brady sequel. >> he made me so mad i want to slap him. >> and in a beverly hills courtroom. >> she was sentenced to 72 hours behind bar for slapping a police officer doing a routine traffic stop. >> i cannot listen to all of those lies. >> even late in life zsa zsa gabor could command the world's attention and also attracted the attention of nine husbands, including hotel magnate conrad hilton and oscar-winning actor george sanders but even after seven divorces and one annulment java was still living a lavish life. >> she once equipped she was a good housekeeper because after every divorce she kept the house. >> yet the last few years were difficult. a car accident in 2002 had a hip replacement at 93 years old left her in frail health, even now she is gone she will not be forgotten, after all she was always larger than life. ben tracy, cbs news, los
angeles. >> quijano: another big story tonight is the -- howling from the midwest to the east, it follows a deadly wave of ice and snow that swept the country over the weekend. here is jamie. >> this united plane slipped off the runway in chicago o'hare airport earlier sunday, it canceled hundreds of flights there this weekend forcing some to sleep at the airport, steve was trying to get to las vegas. >> i spent two hours and spent four hours. >> ice city roads caused at least 200 car crash in the indianapolis area this weekend two, people were killed. >> in baltimore, authorities are still trying to clean up after one of the worst accidents in the city's history. >> (bleep). >> more than 60 vehicles and a tanker were involved in a pileup that killed two and injured dozens. >> yo! >> jesus christ, yo.
>> didn't know what was going on on the road. >> reporter: he recorded this cellphone video on the i-90 five. >> once it hit the guardrails for shoulder, it caught on fire and it flipped over and dropped. >> it was one of the coldest home games ever for the chicago bears, with a windchill of 3 below zero. >> it broke a record of 2008 with a record of 13 below. >> fancy windchill of negative temperature, they played inside but cold weather didn't stop tailgaters. >> are you staying warm? >> not really, my beard just froze to my tongue when i was trying to drink from it. >> eric the wore four layers to play bean about a bag toss. >> people in florida are watching in and saying no thank you. >> either call us brave or stupid, probably a mix of both. >> and mark nelson kept warm by making burgers. >> if you survive this, you can survive anything, so yeah it works out great.
>> got so cold in minneapolis in ice skating rink was forced to close, some areas of the twin city saw low temperatures as cold as 30 degrees below zero. elaine, that means frostbite can settle in in less than ten minutes. >> quijano: thank you. >> on monday, the 538 members of the electoral college meet in statement capital across the country to formally elect the next president. >> the president-elect trump won 306 electorial votes, more than the 270 needed to win the white house but he lost the popular vote by 2.8 million votes. a recent debate over russian hacking and how much it influenced the election has put the electorial college in a new spotlight this year, with trump electors under intense pressure to change their final vote -- >> when americans cast their ballots last month, they technically voted for members of the electorial college, who are supposed to then vote 0 for the
candidate who won the state, but for donald donald trump's trump over hillary clinton won him 38 electors one said not so fast. >> i think this is the first time in america's history where we have someone who is clearly unfit for office. >> >> reporter: he is the only republican elector to publicly say he won't vote for mr. trump. >> it is a little bit, i feel like a jury i, jury, judge and jury where the jury made the decision but judges can set it aside and unfortunately i feel that is my responsibility at this time. >> change your vote. >> reporter: since the election democratic tried to pressure some to flip, some offering free legal help and change.org got over 5 million signatures. >> when it comes to law, the constitution leaves it in state hands, texas is among the 21 states that lets electors so vote as they wish. but some states must get -- however, are misdemeanors,
carrying fines up to $1,000 -- passions of 2016, new york university law professor says not to expect a constitutional crisis come monday. >> occasionally individual electors do go their own way, there are about 115 occasions or so in american history where that has been the case, but never to the point where it has been symptomatic enough to change the outcome. >> reporter: to, he would need to lose 37 electors to swing the election and while that is highly doubtful if it were to happen the election would head to the house of representatives where republicans are in control. cbs news, washington. >> quijano: "face the nation" today, the president-elect kellyanne conway said efforts to use russian hacking issues to change the electorial vote undermines our democracy. we have more on the controversy over shadowing the trump transition. >> >> reporter: it is.
>> it is over, this man is the president. >> cbs elect donald trump's transition advisor kellyanne conway called for proof of russia's hacking during the election to be made public. >> if there is evidence let's see it. not much happens in russia without vladimir putin. >> >> reporter: coming back from his hawaiian vacation, president obama said a conclusive report on the hack is due by trump's inauguration. >> we will provide evidence that -- that does not compromise sources and methods. >> the assessment from the cia, fbi and director of the national intelligence found the e-mail accounts of democrats were hacked to influence the election, including those of hillary clinton's campaign chairman john podesta. he wondered today how much the trump campaign knew. >> one of trump's policy
advisors went to russia, so i think really not what mr. trump knew but what did trump aides know an when did they know it? >> but the trump's chief of staff said the leaks made no difference. >> there is no evidence that shows the outcome of the election was changed because of a couple dozen john p podesta e-mails out there. >> senate republican john mccain has called for a bipartisan subcommittee investigation into russian hacking, both, today elaine he went further saying there should be a cyber committee because of a, what he called the lack of strategy. >> thank you. >> quijano: police in little rock arkansas are searching for a man who shot and killed a three-year-old boy in an alleged road rage incident. >> they say the boy was shopping with his grandmother yesterday, they were at a stop sign when another 0 driver got out of his car, angry they were slowing them down and opened fire. >> it was a wedding day tragedy
near los angeles yesterday, family and friends were taking pictures in a park when a tree crashed down on them. one person was killed. we have the latest. >> reporter: -- >> we are going to watch this thing collapse on a whole wedding party. >> in an instant the joyous occasion turned into tragedy. >> this freaking tree we just hear it collapse. >> i helped pull a lady out, the mother of the bride. >> witnesses like the man who shot this video tried to save people trapped underneath the giant eucalyptus tree until energy responders arrived. >> firefighters used chainsaws to clear branches, the rescuers to reach victims pinned underneath, the wedding party watched from a nearby sidewalk, one woman's dress stained with blood. >> i have multiple -- >> i have a child that is about four years old, unresponsive. >> that four-year-old girl suffering from severe head trauma was transported to a nearby hospital in critical
condition. fire chief john trip. >> we have seen this happen throughout southern california with both the drought conditions, that trees are stressed, for some reason that tree failed. >> firefighters believe recent rainfall in california may have contributed to the tree collapse. the city has hired an arborist who will come in for the next few days and examine what is left of the tree and try to figure out how this happened. the park will be closed until all the trees have been examined for safety reasons. elaine. >> quijano: mireya villarreal. thank you. we will be right back.
>> quijano: a recent survey of more than 1,800 airline pilots found more than one in ten may be dealing with depression. the harvard university study says some pilots even reported having suicidal thoughts. here's transportation correspondence kris van cleave. >> reporter: pilots identify with their job, with who -- it is a part of us. >> in 2008, airline pilot colin
hughes says he made the decision to ground himself after being prescribed antidepressants. >> having that dream at that time, it is like being shattered. >> he told us he is now flying again but says depression is still a topic the industry doesn't like to talk about. >> pilots are people too. we have feelings and emotions just like everyone elsed. >> new research found about 12 percent of airline pilots surveyed met the threshold for clinical depression. four percent admitted to having suicidal thoughts. >> the current system is set up and designed all around self report. >> reporter: harvard university professor worked on the study just published in the ol' line medical journal environmental health. >> for many of us the, or people in the general population they can often seek treatment or counseling whereas pilots, if they do so they run the risk of severe impact to their career. >> reporter: seeking treatment or reporting an issue can result in a pilot being grounded, since 2015, the faa has started working with airlines and the pilots union to increase the
understanding of mental health issues in the, and the symptoms while trying to reduce the stigma of self reporting while improving treatment options. but issues like depression are believed to remain underreported. pilots who are not fit to fly should not fly, but we need to make pathways for them to come back to work when their issues are resolved. >> reporter: retired airline captain sullenberger is a cbs aviation and safety expert he tried to reduce the stigma of mental health issues after his father, his own father took his own life after a battle with depression. >> i probably have thrown with someone who had thoughts and didn't share them with me, self reporting is very important. >> reporter: they have stopped short of mandated training. the trade group declined comment, the airline pilots association stresses air travel is still the safest form of transportation. kris van cleave, cbs news, reagan national airport, virginia. >> quijano: up next, reducing
>> quijano: this past week the u.s. department of agriculture released food labeling guidelines aimed at reducing the amount of good food that gets thrown out because people think it has gone bad. here is molly hall. >> just about every packaged product in the grocery store has a date on it, some say best by, use by, or sell by. here is a indicate with no word. >> reporter: sasha stashwick with the national resource defense council says nine out of 10 schoopers confused by the different dates. >> the average family is actually throwing away about 1,500 dollars a year in food that ask perfectly good to eat. >> reporter: to clear up the
confusion the u.s. department of agricultural just wants one label, best if used by, it is asking egg, meat and dairy manufacturers to use it. >> the grocery manufacturers association would not say if they plan to adopt the label, but they did tell us the food and consumer products industry is committed to providing consumers with the information they need to make informed decisions regarding the safety and quality of the products they purchase and consume. stashwick says current labels and the new best if used by stamp are not an expiration date. >> typically, those dates are just a manufacturer's best guess on when that food will be at its peak quality. they are really not an indicator about the safety of the food. >> reporter: she says many foods it stored properly can last longer, milk at least a week past the printed date. eggs can still be good three to five weeks after you buy them. >> shopper deb be,, debbie
telson uses her own senses to tell if something has gone bad. >> by smell, and guess what you look inside and if it's moldy, it's time to throw it out. >> reporter: that cuts down on food waste and saves her money. >> marlie hall, cbs news, new york. >> quijano: still ahead, how researchers discovered the secret to a longer life.
>> quijano: a new study in the british medical journal finds more you enjoy life, the longer you may live. here is terry okita. >> reporter: with christmas fast approaching, ted rodgers is preparing for a gift exchange, and quality time with family and friends. >> that makes me happy. it keeps you a little bit younger, i think. >> reporter: rodgers may be right. a new study suggest as link between sustained life enjoyment and longevity. >> what we found is that older men and women who enjoy their lives for a longer period of
time are more likely to survive into old age than those who enjoy their lives less. >> reporter: a team at university college london followed nearly 10,000 men and women aged 50 and older for more than a decade. they found 24 percent rarely or never experienced enjoint. about 40 percent said they were mostly happy. and when the two groups were compared, the death rate for the positive participants dropped by almost 25 percent. more women than men reported sustained enjoyment, as did people who were married, well educated, wealthier, younger and employed. >> researchers found making and maintaining social relationships are keys to living longer. >> relationships are things that you have to invest in, you have to work at them, and this will pay off in the longer run, as you get older. >> ted rodgers can attest to that. he leaned on his family during a recent battle with cancer and kept a positive outlook. >> you look forward and you have to think, there is always hope around the corner. >> reporter: at 68, it's
>> quijano: when jim axelrod is working an investigation for cbs news, he is one tough cookie. but we close tonight with a young woman whose story brought out his sweet side. >> reporter: like any other budding entrepreneur, collette devitto guards her company's proprietary information quite carefully. >> this is the recipe? >> yes, it is. >> but it's secret, right? >> it is a secret, yes, it is. >> we can't have -- >> no. >> but collette, born 26 years ago with down's syndrome is not like any other budding entrepreneur. >> it is like -- >> it is your dream. >> her kitchen always made her happy but when she kept getting rejected for jobs, she decided
it was going to make her money. and collette's cookies was born. >> you know what you do smell, though? >> chocolate chip. >> chocolate chips and money. >> exactly, money, honey! >> rosemary alfredo is her mother. >> i think that all of that rejection for her made her say, i'll show them. >> reporter: so there she was a couple of weeks ago, selling 100 cook case week at the golden goose. >> donor stephen deangelis was the only grossner boston to give herself space. >> then the cbs station ran a story that went viral. now she has to fill 4,000 orders from around the country. with a dozen per order, collette has to bake 50,000 cookies. >> all i have to do is -- >> the commonwealth kitchen, a nonprofit business incubator has stepped in to help her scale up, and collette is now closer to
her real dream. >> so your successful company will be a model for other people with disabilities. >> yes, exactly, yes. >> reporter: they will say if collette can do it -- >> they can do it. >> it turns out the secret ingredient she bakes into her cooks is not such a mystery after all. >> reporter: is the secret ingredient you have been protecting so much, is it love? >> yes, it is. it's always, always been love. >> >> which makes both the cookies and the special young woman baking them about as sweet as they come. >> oh, this is so good. >> jim axelrod, cbs news, boston. >> quijano: an inspiration for all. that's the "cbs weekend news" for this sunday. later on cbs, "60 minutes". the news continues now on our 24-hour streaming channel cbsn, at cbsnews.com. i am elaine quijano in new york, from all of us at cbs news, thank you for joining us and good night.
live, from the cvs bay area studios, this is kpix 5 news. a woman trapped in a burning hunt doesn't make it out. she lived steps away from the fire station. cars slipping and sliding on icy roads. there is more freezing weather in store for your morning commute. california's drought may not be over but tonight, oaklands is. the raiders punching their ticket to the playoffs for the first time in more than a decade.>> kpix 5 has been watching the game in san leandro where raider nation is celebrating tonight.>> reporter: it was pretty much a rough day at the office. we are live in san leandro.
this is a renowned raiders hang out. we got here just in time to watch the 4th quarter. we caught the moment when raiders fans erupted in cheers once they defeated the san diego chargers. >> [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: after a 14 year hiatus, this will be the first time the oakland raiders are in the playoffs since 2002. the 1960 win over the san diego chargers combined with kansas city's lost to the titans puts the raiders in the lead in the afc west. the elation at this bar was palpable. never a dull moment. this has been a long-awaited victory for raider nation. >> fans have been rewarded for what we waited for, what we have been patient for and prayed for. and now, let's go to the super bowl. >> traders nation is real. we are back. we are back.