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from the cbs broadcast centerenn new york city, i'm david begnaud. it's friday, december 28, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." search for a killer. a california community mourns a slain officer as the gunman remains on the run. new details about the suspect. also, we're learning what may have contributed to the death of a migrant boy who died this week in u.s. custody. and a mysterious bright light across the skies over new york city, what caused the eerie blue glow. and good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs
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headquarters in new york. i'm in for anne-marie green. good to have you with us. this morning the suspect who killed a northern california police officer remains at large. authorities say the suspect is an immigrant in the country illegally. they believe he is still in the area about 100 miles southeast of san francisco. the gunned down officer worked hard and long to become a policeman and has we report, the small town police force he joined is grieving. >> my department is hurting. this is not supposed to happen here. i've been -- i've been to too many of these funerals. >> reporter: fighting through tears, the police chief in tiny newman, california, made a heart-felt plea. >> help us find this man and bring him to justice. d closur , one of just 13 fi force gunned down the day after
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christmas during a traffic stop. countyse here in surveillance photos. >> the suspect is in our country illegally. he doesn't belong here. he's a criminal. >> reporter: as for corporate sing, he was born in fiji. >> he came to america to become a police officer. that's all he wanted to do. >> reporter: he leaves behind a wife and a 5-month-old son and his k-nine partner sam. he posed with all of them on christmas morning. >> i think what we lost here is, yes, he was a police officer and that's why all of you are packed in this room, because he was tragically taken from us. but what needs to be known is that he was truly just a human being. and an american patriot. >> reporter: cbs news, newman, california. an autopsy has revealed that the 8-year-old guatemalan boy
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who died while in the custody of u.s. border patrol tested positive for influenza. felipe gomez alonzo who died on christmas eve and another child that died while in border patrol prompted the agency to take new measures with children. kirstjen nielsen will travel today and tomorrow to the border. he and his father were held there for almost a week. the border patrol agency wouldn't say why. janet has more. >> these are the first images of 8-year-old felipe gomez alonzo. his family back home sharing the photos while they comfort his grieving mother. i want my son to come back home soon. i am very sad because is he dead. his mother said in an interview with una vision. she asked his body be sent back to kwaul as soon as possible. his is the second death of a detained migrant child this month. the first prompted outrage on capitol hill.
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>> i ask you to promise that there won't be another death under your watch. >> you have my commitment to ensure that all of our detention centers take good care of those in our care. this week, kirstjen nielsen announced across the board health screenings for all children in border patrol custody. >> we shouldn't have waited for children to die. this should have never happened. >> reporter: dylan helps migrants seeking asylum find a place to stay until they're able to connect with relatives in the united states. his nonprofit has been swamped with more than 1,000 migrants who have been unexpectedly dropped off by border agents since sunday. many just left at bus stations with nowhere to go. corbett says it's a sign of a broken system. >> what challenges does it present to the community when these people are dropped off , edpectedly? there lote ripple
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beble to telephone their relatives and contact their relatives in their home countries. >> reporter: homeland security says it's trying to get people out of its facility sooner and that's why they've been dropping them off at the bus station all week. there are more releases to come but fewer places for people to stay because the charitable shelters are full as well. cbs news, el paso, texas. our first two stories this morning, the murder of the california police officer by an immigrant and the death of those two immigrant children have become sub plots in the border wall battle that's partially shut down the government. both the house and senate have adjourned for the holiday kicking the problem to the next congress in the new year. good morning, tom. >> we're now in day seven of the partial government shutdown and for some of the 800,000 federal employees affected, it's starting to cause some headaches. the senate and the house both
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gaveled in and out in just minutes yesterday. >> adjourned until 10:00 a.m. on monday. >> democratic congressman jim mcgovern tried and failed to introduce a measure in the republican-led house to reopen the government. >> i was hoping the republicans were hearing what i was hearing back home from my constituents during the christmas holiday, which is, you know, you guys need to get back to washington and reopen the government. >> the partial government shutdown is now in its seventh day and is expected to continue into next week. democrats take control of the house on january 3rd. >> compromise doesn't seem to be a word that the democrats are willing to engage in at this point. >> democrats have refused to give president trump $5 billion for a border wall. this isn't about the wall, the president wrote on twitter, this is only about the dems not letting donald trump and the republicans have a win. >> the most difficult part of this is the not knowing. we don't know when this will end. >> about 44,000 coast guard employees are working without pay.
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overall, about 800,000 federal employees are either working without pay or furloughed. these coast guards wives in houston say the problems are building up. >> he's got health conditions that we should be worrying about, not when we're going to get paid. >> the coast guard is the only branch of the military affected by the shutdown because it's funded by the department of homeland security, not the department of defense. >> and a new poll finds 47% of adults blame president trump for the shutdown. 33% blame congressional democrats, and 7% blame congressional republicans. brook. >> okay, we'll wait for the new year for a solution. thanks. now to the weather and there's plenty of it. that major winter storm which brought significant amounts of snow to the upper midwest and northern plains is headed to the east this morning as a big time rainmaker. kansas, minnesota, and north dakota are trying to recover from yesterday's snowfall.e dn louisiana and mississippi.
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a louisiana woman was killed when a tree fell through her camper. eric fisher from our boston station wbz has the latest on the storm stm system and the new year's forecast. >> the snow part of our storm system beginning to wind down but for a lot of people in the south and east we've been dealing with rain and rain and more rain. there is more rain. into friday flood watches are up stretching from the southeast right up to the midatlantic states as we look for more significant rainfall throughout the day. the chance for a couple and strong severe storms as well, damaging wind gusts will be the main threat. across the atlanta area, charleston, charlotte, wilmington. much of coastal carolina. here's the timeline.he bigger snow totals across minnesota, that winding down. the heavy line tracking across the northeast. little icy mix in the inteen yore parts of new england before changing over to rain on saturday. all moving to the shore by
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saturday. then the final days of 2018. on new year's eve we'll have a repeat performance. another storm system that's mainly a warm one, talking about rainy weather on the eastern seaboard could end it the other way for 2018 there. snow possible across the great lakes. colder air across the plains. and inner mountain west. milder across the coast to california. new year's day, quieter weather. very cold across the upper midwest. quiet across the east and 50s possible all the way up into boston. i'm eric fisher for cbs news. stocks in asia were mostly higher this morning but tokyo's nikkei index is losing ground. in this country stocks finished higher yesterday, but it took a turn around following a 600 drop earlier in the day. the dow jones industrials ended 260 points higher. the s&p 500 rose 21, and the nasdaq added 25 points. and yet consumer confidence fell in december amid worries of economic growth, market
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volatility, there's plenty of that, and rising interest rates. conference board report says its consumer confidence index fell to its lowest level since july. >> it turned out not to be an alien invasion but a transformer explosion that created a one of a kind light show last night. a fire caused the explosion. no one was injured, but the sky, look at that, glowed neon blue. for minutes. the source of the light was across the river in queens where there were scattered power outages. the colorful display lit up social media, as you can imagine. subway service was impacted and laguardia airport lost power and briefly stopped flights. coming up on "the morning news," four people who broke into a coal mine in west virginia and had to be rescued are charged and the oldest world war ii veteran has died. this is the "cbs morning news."
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some dramatic pictures out of france. a 12-year-old boy was airlifted off the alps on wednesday after being buried in an avalanche while skiing. a sniffer dog found the boy who was buried for 40 minutes. amazingly he was not injured. rescuers are calling it a miracle. police say the boys survived because his airway was not blocked by snow. four people who got lost in a west virginia mine have been arrested and new details in the case of a missing colorado mother, those are some of the headlines on the morning news stand today. the denver post reports the daut er missing colorado woman kelsey berreth's daughter will stay with her mother's family. patrick frazee was accused of killing her. the judge granted temporary custody to the maternal parents yesterday. they say berreth and frazee were engaged but did not live together. berreth was last seen thanksgiving day when a store
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surveillance camera captured her shopping with her daughter. her body has not been found. four people who survived an ordeal in a west virginia cool mine have been charged. they entered the mine earlier this month to steal copper wire. the group became lost after entering the inactive mine earlier this month. one of the four made it out on his own two days later and crews later rescued the other three. and the military times reports the nation's oldest world war ii veteran has died at age 112. richard overton, born during the teddy roosevelt administration, was in his 30s when he volunteered for the army. he served at pearl harbor just after the japanese attack in 1941. overton was also thought to be the time of his death yesterday has said that his secret to a long life was smoking cigars and drinking whiskey.
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♪ >> a city in northwestern spain has all but banned cars. this is file footage. more than 80,000 people live here and after years of struggling with traffic, here's the modern day. the mayor made a controversial change. he made 75% of the city a pedestrian zone banning cars. previously up to 100,000 vehicles drove into the city every day. now it's about 20,000. traffic deaths also way down. on the money watch, sears faces a big deadline and the beers that are bucking the trend and growing. wendy gillette is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning. >> good morning, brooks. it's a day of reckon ing for sears.
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the department store chain where america shopped for decades has until the end of the day to secure a bid for the company or face liquidation. sears, once the largest retailer in the world, files for bankruptcy and closed more than 180 of its stores. the company has been losing money for years. chairman edward lampaert and his hedge fund outlined a plan to buy what's left of sears earlier this month but so far there's no deal. home buyers got a break this week. long term mortgage rates were down. the average rate dipped to 4.5% according to freddie mac, last week it was 4.6%. average rate for a 15-year fixed rate loan is 4%. mortgage rates started to rise when president trump signed tax cuts into law last year. rates have eased as the stock market tumbled and the fed cut interest rates. the u.s. has become one of the largest fossil fuel exporters thanks to in good part some of asia's top economies. china and others are gobbling up large quantities of lick kwied gas or hmg. they organize the boom will help
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china wean themselves from coal and other dirty fossil fuels. it competes with zero carbon sources like solar, electricity and wind delaying the adoption of green energy sources. and although beer sales in general are down in the united states, a few major brands reported significant sales increases in the last five years. the beer that posted the most increase is modella especial. it was fold by michelob ultra, corona light and others some of the most recognizable brands showed the biggest declines. budweiser's sales dropped 24%, bud light fell 18%, and coors sales were down 11%. brooks, you a beer guy? >> i am. and like i think a lot of the beer market moving tt beer. i was amazed by that drop by bud, 24%. amazing. >> big drop. >> wendy let at the new
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york stock exchange, wait until the end of your shift, enjoy a beer. see you tomorrow. >> i just might. 10:00. >> still to come, becoming the most admired former first lady michelle obama unseats hillary clinton in a new poll.
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here's anotheroo today's forecast in some cities around the country. former first lady michelle obama is the woman most americans admire. mrs. obama broke hillary clinton's 17-year streak at number one in the annual gallop survey. oprah winfrey came in second, followed by clinton, then first lady melania trump. former president barack obama was the most admired man. president trump was number two followed by former president george w. bush and pope francis. coming up a bit later on "cbs
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with mattresses by j.d. power. plus, 24-month financing on all beds. ends new year's day. sleep number. proven, quality sleep. our top stories this morning, authorities say the suspect who killed the california police officer is an immigrant in this country illegally. the suspect remains on the loose. the subject of a massive manhunt. the officer was shot and killed the day after christmas. about a hundred miles southeast of san francisco. it happened during a traffic stop. and the 8-year-old guatemalan boy who died while in the custody of u.s. border patrol, we now know he tested positive for the flu. he was the second immigrant child to die in the agency's care this month. homeland security secretary kirstjen nielsen travels to the u.s./mexico border today and tomorrow to inspect conditions there. general motors is planning to close several factories in 2019. the looming layoffs are bringing
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back bitter memories in jamesville, wisconsin. where a gm plant shut down ten years ago. dean reynolds went back there. >> reporter: slowly, painfully, the one thing that put jamesville, wisconsin, on the map is being torn down and carried away. there are nine decades of general motors history here, buicks and chevys and confidence. >> and we're on the shop floor here. >> reporter: you're on the shop floor, what was the plant. gayle price is jamesville's economic development. >> we're kind of in a tomb. >> reporter: yeah, we're standing where thousands of people were employed at one time. but ten years ago gm hit the brakes. the factory never opened again. suppliers went broke, downtown businesses sag and incomes plummeted. >> there was a lot of divorces,
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people lost their houses. >> debbie was at gm for 23 years. >> it must be kind of melancholy to drive by it and see what's happening. >> i feel kind of sad when i go by, but i'm also glad that they're doing something with it. >> reporter: a developer now owns the property and the city hopes for six to eight new plants here one day to make something, anything. during the last decade, other businesses have come to town drawn by its many rail lines and river front real estate. although wages and benefits on a gm scale have never returned, today the area is gaining manufacturing workers. so jamesville is surviving, is as debbie, who went back to school and is now a hospital worker. >> you got to look out for yourself. you got to figure out what you want to do and move on. >> reporter: it's a message to other communities about to loose their gm plants like in michigan or in warren, ohio. here, they've learned that nothing lasts forever.
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dean reynolds, cbs news, jamesville, wisconsin. coming up later on "cbs this morning, allegations of racial profiling in the case of a black man who was thrown out of an oregon hotel where he was a registered guest. and kris van cleave gives us the new look at the air buds a-220 which gives us wider seats and turbulence technology. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday, thanks for watching. have a great weekend. see you back here monday.
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good morning, everyone. you're taking a look at the bay bridge. this is high on top the camera.
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it's friday, our favorite day of the week. i'm michelle griego. kenny is off. he's sleeping in. >> must be nice. >> i know, we'll be doing that. it's friday so a very important weekend. >> as we head through the afternoon, the winds will be easing. looking at the camera shaking in the wind this morning we're looking at temperatures in the 40s and 50s. oakland 50. san jose 48 and santa rosa at 34. so let's check out what you can expect with our winds. we're looking


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