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celebration and heart rate. we will see you tomorrow at 4:30. 4:30. captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is wednesday, december 9th, 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." donald trump doubles down on his plan to ban muslims, despite worldwide condemnation. a revealing focus group shows sharp divisions among voters. >> record breaking rain triggers flooding, landslides and rescues in the pacific northwest. plus we travel to scotland to see if the power of waves can bring in yonew energy to the wo. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. are you a bigot? >> not at all. probably the least of anybody you've ever met. >> reporter: donald trump defends his controversial muslim plan. >> it's not constitutional to begin with. >> this is not conservativism.
>> ugly, hateful rhetoric. >> blow-hard just staying stuff. >> [ bleep ]. >> you know how to make american great again? tell donald trump to go to hell. >> french media is reporting the bat a clan theater was fouad mohamed-aggad. landslides in the northwest causing delays this morning. >> downpours have triggered widespread flooding. >> i heard a big swoosh. next thing a big tree is down. >> a $28,500 deposit was made to farook's bank account. >> norovirus in boston. 80 students were eating at a chipotle restaurant. >> the hoverboard on fire inside a mall south of seattle. the battery-operated device exploded. >> holy cow.
>> a gunman pointed gun at police and officers opened fire. >> all that. >> super model donning their angel wings in the annual victoria's secret show. >> donald trump said he lining harrison ford in a movie. >> donald, it was a movie. not like this in real life. >> a customs agent would ask the person his or her religion? >> that would probably say are you muslim? >> and if they said yes, they would not be allowed in the country? >> yes. >> isis is one weakness. they can't tell a lie. announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota. let's go places. ♪ welcome to "cbs this morning." donald trump is facing worldwide
condemnation for saying muslims should be temporarily banned from entering the united states by trump is defiant and hitting back. he tweeted last night, wow, what day. so many foolish people that refuse to acknowledge the tremendous danger and uncertainty of certain people coming into u.s. >> the people trump call foolish include his presidential opponents and leaders of both parties and the press. major garrett is in washington with more. >> reporter: for months now the republican party thought its worse night nair wmare was a da trump run to the white house. after watching his front-runner ignore for suggesting america ban muslims, the gop is discovering having trump in the party could be a nightmare too. donald trump defended what many
in his party consider indefensible. >> do you regret your ban on muslims, which some people think is un-american. >> not at all. we have to do the right thing. somebody in this country has to say what is right. >> are you a bigot? >> not at all. probably the least of anybody you've ever met. >> reporter: the top republicans in congress who studiously invoiavoid commentsing on the presidential came down down hard. >> this is not conservatism. it's not what this party stands for and more importantly not what this country stands for. >> this is inconsistent with american values. >> reporter: ben carson and marco rubio joined the chorus. >> we do not discriminate on people based on religion. that is constitutional. that's in the first amendment. >> i would say to have a religious test would violate the constitution. >> reporter: ted cruz, a harvard
trained lawyer surging in iowa refused to say whether trump's plan violated the constitution. >> i disagree with that proposal. i like donald trump. a lot of our friends here have encouraged me to criticize and attack donald trump. i'm not interested in doing so. >> reporter: jeb bush was asked to promise not to back trump if he game the gop nominee. >> i can guarantee you, donald trump is not going to be the nominee. >> reporter: white house press secretary josh earnest said trump and the gop are tied together unless trump's rivals refuse to support him as the nominee. >> the question now is about the rest of the republican party and whether or not they are going to be drag into the dust into history with him. >> reporter: despite all of this criticism republicans in congress say they will still vote for trump if he becomes the gop nominee. in an interview with bloomberg, vice president joe biden called trump's idea a dangerous brew and said if he is the republican nominee, hillary clinton wins in a walk. charlie? >> thanks, major. "face the nation" moderator and cbs news political director
john dickerson is with us along with our nancy cordes who have been traveling the country traveling the campaign. good morning. >> good morning. >> john, does this simply deepen the people that are already supporting him, making them more fervent or add new supporters within his campaign for the republican nomination? >> i think there is a core group of trump supporters we have seen is unshakeable. they support him. the more he gets involved in the controversy the tighter they cling to him because the greatest think they like about him they think he says others do not and he speaks to truth to them. sometimes he gets his facts wrong and doesn't matter to them. he speaks a deeper truth. when he gets attacked is able to support his view. in previous instances he has gotten in trouble it is going to wall him off in terms of his ability to get a larger share of the vote. he has got the trump voters, but he is making himself that much more difficult to get any other kind of voters. >> nancy, all of those republicans are now speaking
out. can they stop donald trump? >> they can't. is there no war room somewhere with republican leaders or donors are hatching a plan to bring down donald trump because everything they have tried has failed and they will say very openly we have out of ideas. this is a real problem for senate republicans. there are seven senate republicans who are up for re-election in states that president obama won twice and republicans really fear that if donald trump is the nominee those seats are gone. >> any evidence so far it's hurting the republican party? >> yes. because republicans can't plan for running their re-election campaigns. they know that if donald trump is at the top of the ticket, they are going to have to try in many ways to distance themselves from the nominee, because he alienates hispanics and women. they are sort of in a holding pattern watching to see if he gets the nomination and then they have to change up their strategy. >> one data point that was not lost on donald trump was this new poll that 68% of his supporters would vote for him if he departed the gop and ran as an independent. that is a real possibility. >> that core group i'm talking
about very sticky voters. they stay with donald trump and the challenge that nancy was talking about with the senators running the republican party and others was articulated in a memo leaked last week from the committee that is involved in trying to reelect the senators. on one hand donald trump is a misguided missile and worry about the thing happening this week. he would say something outrageous and every republican would have to say do you agree with it or not? on the other hand, he is bringing in new voters and tapping into an anger of a lot of voters who may not sign up with what he is saying but feel finally here is somebody saying something with conviction. >> didn't he sign a pledge not to run as a third-party? >> you can get out of contract. if you can get out of a constitution, you can get out of a contract you may have signed. >> republicans have lost five of the six presidential races in terms of the popular vote. we know you still get elected by electoral vote. what did they find about what the next republican nominee need to do in order to win?
>> they found that the next nominee needs to appeal to hispanic voters. needs to appeal to all minorities and needs to create a bigg tent. they couldn't have anticipated that donald trump would wade into the race the way he did and mess up their best laid plans and it's dragging the contenders to the right. >> the only thing to stop donald trump is to lose a primary. >> which means he has to have an alternative and part of the dynamic we are seeing here too many other alternative candidates which means the nontrump votes gets split. when you look at the alternatives, they have condemned him but nobody is coming out and speaking loud and proud for the alternative world view, giving a long, strong speech that says here is why donald trump is wrong about american values, about the security situation. lindsey graham is the only one who has said more than condemning things and articulates the danger of this and makes the alternative argument. you can't beat something with nothing. there is no alternative out there who is really being as
strong an advocate for their world view as donald trump is for his world view. >> when the time comes will you support the nominee the answer seems to be, yep. >> the answer absolutely is yes, no matter how many bad things they say about him they would support him as the nominee. >> they don't want to alienate their voters. >> frank luntz brought some voters and we will find out why they said and why they respond to trump's idea. that is ahead on "cbs this morning." investigators say there are no signs that the san bernardino shooters belonged to a larger terror cell.retta lynch revealed new information. carter evans is outside the scene of the attack in san bernardino, california. carter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. authorities now say that both shooters have pledged their
allegiance to isis and might have been radicalized for sometime. cbs news has learned that farook took out a large loan and that the couple may have planned to use that to support the daughter they would leave behind. before killing 14 people at a holiday party last week, syed rizwan farook received a loan from an online learned and investigators are now trying to follow the money. they are also questioning enrique marquez a long time friend of farook who purchased the two assault rifles in the attack. he could face charges. his family had no comment on tuesday. it's unclear if farook's mother knew about the pending attack. last week, fbi agents seized several items after searching their black lexus in front of the apartment she shared with the couple including targets from the gun range her son visited. for the first time we are getting a look inside the room where the two shooters opened fire. this newly released photo shows
julie schwann paez a county employee receiving an award before the attack. she was shot twice in the pelvis and survived. more than a dozen first responders are sharing their stories. >> i don't feel like a hero whatsoever. >> reporter: lieutenant hors say lozano -- >> there was a female there with a 8-year-old little boy that was just terrified. and i said what i said. >> i'll take a bullet before you do, that's for damn sure. just be cool, okay? >> reporter: did you feel exposed? did you feel when you opened that door that shooter could be on the other end? >> yes. >> reporter: nicholas koahou was shot in the thigh in the final confrntation with his killers and he left his vehicle to pull another male to safety. >> when i was hit the male was already down on the street. i could hear rifle fire coming out of that car. >> reporter: you know now that
was tashfeen firing at you? >> i do now. >> reporter: investigators say surveillance video shows the couple's suv in a nearby mall a couple of days before the shooting. it's unclear what they were doing there. as for the inland regional center behind me, well, two of the buildings are going to remain closed at least through the end of the year. the building where the attack took place is going to remain closed indefinitely. charlie? >> thanks, carter. republicans and democrats on capitol hill are backing new limits for america's visa waiver program. the program allows travelers from 38 countries to enter the united states without a visa. they can only stay for 90 days or less. the house vote overwhelmly on did you say to deny a waiver to anyone who has traveled to iraq or syria in the previous five years. those travelers can enter the united states, but they need a visa. lawmakers say it closes a loophole in the law. the senate has not yet scheduled a vote. french police identified the last of the terror suspects who murdered 89 people at a paris
conference haul. they are showing a picture of fouad mohamed-aggad. they say he went to syria two years ago. he was a french citizen. two others are still unidentified. that is nearly a month later. one is still at large. new video this morning shows russia's first-ever cruise missile strike in syria from a submarine. russian military released a photo that says the barrage destroyed isis targets in raqqa and they are hitting other syrian groups much more than isis. the pacific northwest this morning is bracing for a new round of rain. powerful storms washed out roads in oregon and washington. they caused mudslides and forced evacuations. the rain is expected to intensify this week. flash flood watches are in week. ben tracy is near portland. >> reporter: good morning. late last night, this town
declared a flood emergency and it's pretty easy to see why. as far as you look back there the main street of this town is under water. this is the city hall over here. the telephone company here with water up to its front door. this is one part of the pacific northwest that is dealing with record rainfall. overnight, heavy rains pounded the pacific northwest. in kalam, washington, much of the city under water and forcing landslides and a lot of rescues. >> a lot of houses had water in them. >> it didn't take long for things to fill up. we do have serious, serious problems here. >> reporter: a landslide in portland pushed trees and mud towards cars and closure of highway 30. the relentless rainfall sent rivers and creeks surging above flood levels and opened up this massive sinkhole in gresham and wind gusts as strong as 40 miles
per hour toppled trees. >> all of a sudden, i heard a big swoosh come down and the next thing i know, we got a tree down. i'm waiting for more to go tonight. >> reporter: even in a part of the country that is used to seeing rain, the amount of wet weather drenching portland this week has set records and it's likely to get worse in the coming days. we found these homeowners filling sandbags, preparing for the next round of storms. what do you make of so much rain in so little time? >> i was saying yesterday it's probably a hundred-year rain event and may be longer than that. >> reporter: the storms are being caused by what is called an atmospheric river where the jet stream pauses over one area and just hits it with storm after storm after storm and there is more rain in the forecast today. >> ben, thank you so much. record rainfall in south florida shut down one of the region's biggest attractions. zoo miami has been closed. they used boats to visit animals between barriers and tigers and
lions could swim across so it's dangerous. the zoo says all of its animals are safe and not in danger. health officials say the norovirus is likely to blame for the latest outbreak at chipotle. 80 students became sickened after eating near a restaurant near the campus. chipotle's stock has tanked and shares down 25% since october. anna werner is in boston, the source of the latest illness. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, gayle. so we are roughly a mile from campus in a local shopping area. this chipotle restaurant is very popular with students. but boston college officials say in recent days, smf 80 students have come to the school's health services department complaining of illness and all of them said that they ate here over the weekend. boston college says students showed up by the dozens at a
campus health center this week to say they were sick. that included several members of the men's basketball team who said they, too, had eaten at the popular chipotle near campus. >> you never think about it. you just go and want to get food on the weekend with your friends. >> reporter: leila menker ate there and felt ill later and she is test today. >> i've had stomach problems and it's not that bad and i want to be safe. >> reporter: college health officialsay students suffered symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea. the boston health commission says early lab results indicate norovirus the cause. it is contracted by 21 million americans each year. city health inspectors visited that chipotle on monday and closed it temporarily citing it for three violations, including one for an employee who came to work sick, which is against company policy. the news comes just six weeks after an e. coli outbreak at the restaurant chain.
chipotle temporarily closed 43 of its restaurants in the pacific northwest. as of december 2nd, the cdc reported 52 chipotle-linked cases of e. coli in nine states. they say the boston incident is not related. there are no confirmed case of e. coli connected to chipotle in massachusetts. chipotle told us before the restaurant reopens, all employees returning will be tested for the norovirus and point out this restaurant has passed previous inspections but they say those recent results not up to their standards. >> anna, thank you very much. rock star scott weiland's tragic battle with addiction call to action.
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ahead, the shopping scare good morning, i'm nicole brewer. lets get a check of the forecast with katie. chilly for now. >> exactly. that is really great way to put it because it begs the question well, what will come later, lot of warmth heading our way, very significant surge on the thermometer readings with time, guys. storm scan three is quiet, high pressure locked in place and keeping news sunshine and gorgeous sunrise currently underway right the now out overlooking facing east here from middletown ship high school in cape may courthouse. 40 degrees there. very modest breeze here. we will find frost across the region as a whole but now that the sunnies up it will get rid of that quickly. look at these temperatures, already above average and we will keep that theme going as mercury climbs all the way to the mid 60's, with sunshine no
less by week end. meisha. >> another gorgeous day, thanks very much, katie. happy hump day. just waking up, it is busy out there we can expect moving in the rush hour here's schuylkill westbound at city avenue, obviously traveling less than posted speed. we are not moving in areas there. accident 42 south near 295, two left lanes are block and when we get to the wide we will see is what going on. ninety-five, 15. vine at the 32. blue route north bound direction 10 miles an hour. nicole, back over to you. next update 7:55. up next on cbs this morning the results of the focus group on donald trump's comments about muslims. i'm nicole brewer. have a great morning. we will see you soon.
♪ donald trump said yesterday that the united states should block all muslims from entering the country. he says all you'd have to do is remove this plaque from the statue of liberty and replace it with this. >> donald j. trump wants to ban every single person from the world's second largest religion from entering the united states of america. every doctor, every scientist, and even zane malik. you really want to make one direction fans mad? >> even former vice president dick cheney says the ban is against everything we stand for and believe in. and this is a guy who shot one of his -- >> i think "the daily news" you see donald trump, people are
saying this is an iconic headline. donald trump rip aping off the statue of liberty. >> it is what everybody is talking about. >> that's right. welcome back to "cbs this morning." we are about to hear strong and emotional reaction to voters from donald trump's controversial remarks. frank luntz is here. >> scott weiland's wife wants the singer to be remembered. an emotional message for all parents. u.s. news and world report says oil prices hit fresh lows and fell to their lowest price since 2009. this morning, aaa says the national average for a gallon of regular gas is $2.02. that is down 64 cents from a year ago. "the new york times" reports on merger talks between two of
america's biggest and oldest chemical companies. dow chemical and dupont are vlad valid at 60 billion. it would create the second biggest chemical company by revenue with annual sales of more than $92 billion. "wall street journal," taylor swift pulled her entire catalog over a dispute last year. spotify requires artists to make their music available for all users and include 80 million free members and 20 million subscribers who pay $10 a month. kiro reports on the latest dangerous incident involving a hov hoverboard. a flaming hoverboard forced the evacuation of the outlet connection mall in auburn, south of seattle. witnesses say there wasn't any warning something was wrong. employees put out the fire with an extinguishers.
death of a cofounder of the north face. douglas tompkins was with five others when their kayak cap-sized yesterday in chile. he died at the hospital of high owe therm ya. tompkins was 72. politicians outraged over the idea of keeping muslims from entering the u.s. does not tell the full story. many of donald trump's supporters say his proposal is worth a try and conservatives on talk radio agree. that debate continued last night in studio 57. republican strategy and cbs news contributor frank luntz is here. what did you learn the last three or four days? >> not surprising. group we assembled consisted of 23 people. half men, half women. some democrats and some republicans. none of them are muslims but some had family members who are. here are excerpts of that conversation. how many of you agree with donald trump that you would not
allow another muslim into this country until they have a way of tracking who these people are? who agrees with him? and who disagrees with him? so, to me, it sound like discrimination. >> it used to be when people would immigrate to america, they wanted the american dream and wanted to come here and speak english and assimilate. now we have people coming here who want to kill us. >> unfortunately, trump says the rhetoric with something that is irrelevant and it's irrelevant it's unconstitutional and against the law and unlawful. you cannot discriminate against somebody's religion. >> we can't trust him, bottom line, it's 2015. >> you can't trust who? >> the muslims coming in. we don't know who they are. >> you're picking out a specific religion? >> i am, because we can't trust them. >> this whole mentality and this whole attitude, you know, it to me proves the fact these acts of terror do try to get this kind of reaction and the stronger the reaction we have against people the more they are going to feel
zot isolated and get recrude. >> if they are hell bent on relying that the muslims is causing this can we at least single out the countries that are honorabloring isis that we know of? >> show me a country on the planet where mass muslim immigration has led to peace and prosperity. not france, not england, not sweden. >> i think why people are behind trump with that comment is because they are not -- they do not trust this administration or the federal law enforcement to do what they need to do, which is vet everybody. check everybody out. and that is why trump can say that and he has support still. >> i also was listening to the audience applauding trump when he talked about this yesterday. >> how did that make you feel? >> well, i started to think, i hope this isn't inappropriate, but i started to think that maybe part of the deal is the mind come of this century and especially if he continues. >> he has an opinion. what is wrong with someone expressing their opinion?
even though you might not agree with it, he has an opinion. he might not be right, he might be wrong. but he's giving people a choice these days. people in washington have been afraid to say. >> this man is insane. >> pilgrims came here for freedom of religion. our country was founded on people. that's why they came here. it's a hard one. i like trump but that is a hard oe to swallow. >> he didn't say ban all muslims from practicing faith. he said ban new ones from coming in. that's a big distinction. >> the reason he is resonating he is because he acknowledges there is a problem. he is the only one acknowledge there is a serious problem that needs to be analyzed. >> it has to be fixed and how is it fixed if you don't direct the problem and fix it. >> you can't forget what happened in boston as well. and san bernardino. you know? he is bringing to life stuff that is trying to be like pushed under the rug. >> yes. >> all of a sudden, there were -- there was an outcry from all muslim countries, individuals that were decrying what he said. and it was a very, very long
list. i was starting to read it. my question was -- where were they last week decrying the act that took place in san bernardino? >> i read an article -- san jose mercury news muslims heard donald trump's comments and went out in the public in the malls to show people who they were and show people they are not associated with that. if his comments make people realize that's not me. >> that's a good thing? >> that's a good thing. >> we are actually talking about this issue. he is toxic. his comments offenderd me but t me the sentiment we have to talk about this. >> it's polarizing. on many levels, it seems to me resonating. >> yes. what i found was that they actually want to find common ground, but trump, who they appreciate for raising the issues, they resent the way that he communicates those issues. they feel he pulls it apart. that is a problem with politics right now. the public is expecting their elected officials to find a way to get things done but the
politicians themselves don't respond because they are more interested in getting elected than they seem to be getting success. >> why didn't you have muslims in the group? it seems like they would be an important part of that particular conversation. >> they would be but with 23 people statistically, i actually should not have recruited one but we have two participants who had muslims as immediate family members. and they took all sides of this issue and it surprised me. some of the african-american members who participated were less critical of trump. some of the working class white voters who are supposed to be pro-trump were against him. >> how many people in that group of that 23 do you think support what trump is recommending, a ban on muslims temporarily? >> i'd say about 40%. >> 40%? >> yes. >> you see it in the population overall. what we try to do in these focus groups is bring out what people are actually thinking. not what they might say to you
on national television. they forget the cameras are there and people come up to me and thank me at the end because they lost their fear of speaking out. charlie, the critical point here is that this election cycle can bring out an awful lot of issues that we are divided on and i do believe the american people have the capability in discussion to resolve them. the problem is that the politicians stoke the anger and stoke the fear, rather than try to bring -- >> the politicians or one politician? >> some of the politicians? >> let's face it, donald trump does it more than anybody else. >> frank luntz, thank you. >> thank you. coming up a revealing look inside a rock star's troubled family life. scott weiland's ex-wife opens up about the personal demons and makes a plea to his fans. if you're heading out the door set your dvr so you can watch "cbs this morning" any time. "homeland" star mandy patnkin will take us on a personal journey to save migrants.
>> that is former stone temple pilot singer scott weiland who died last week during a tour stop in minnesota. this morning, his wife are asking fans not for glorify his death. anthony mason is a from a plea from a mother. >> reporter: the medical examiner has yet to release an official cause of death but bloomington, minnesota, police said they found cocaine in the bedroom where weiland's body was found. his addiction problems were well-known and a essay written by his former wife and reveals the devastating toll it took on his family. ♪ >> reporter: addiction and loss were commo themes in scott weiland's music. the video for "fall to pieces" depicts him overdosing on heroin. ♪ ♪ falling down >> reporter: drugs helped break
up his turbulent seven-year marriage to former model mary forsberg weland who they had two children. writing in "rolling stone" forsberg often said weiland often forgot his own lyrics. even though scott and i split up i spent countless hours trying to calm his paranoid fits. pushing him into the shower and filling him with coffee. like many other kids, they lost their father years ago. weiland rose to fame as the leader singer for stone temple pilots. forsberg said he became estranged from his kids when he real estate married in 2013. they were not invited to his wedding. child support checks often never arrived, forsberg wrote. they have never set foot into his house and they can't remember the last time they saw
him on a father's day. >> sad and awful thing honestly to hear that that is how his ex-wife and children saw him. i guess no one really had a sense of just how bad that was. ♪ >> reporter: forsberg hopes weiland's death will spur parents to pay more attention to their kids. she wrote, we are angry and sad about this loss, but we are most devastated that he chose to give up. forsberg said she sometimes glossed over things in her 2010 memoir because she wanted to protect her children. "cbs this morning" reached out to weiland's representatives but they did not respond. >> addiction is a real thing. >> i think the point here is that there has been a lot of celebration of his influence which is genuine but she wants to make the point there was a price for this. >> is it just the cold or maybe is it the flu or something else entirely? what you need to know to help
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good morning i'm erika von tiehl. let's check with katie and get your forecast, today off to another cool start but moving up,. >> now that the sunnies up it will get us to well above average daytime high. we have mid 50's later today, storm scan three pretty quiet, we have had cloud cover starting to thin out, you will call it partly sunny day but we are generally under influence of high temperature. temperatures, as we mentioned chilly, these value change right before your very eyes now that the sunnies helping to warm things up at surface. we are in the 30's. generally regional but near freezing mark in these spots. grab heavier coat but would i suggest dress nothing layers today. we will hit 55, not bad at all. warm up just keeps on going,
right through eagles game will day sunday, meisha. >> i love it. the players will love it. the fans will love it. awesome news this morning things are looking good because we have dry roadways, as well. we have an accident and that is route 30 eastbound at route 100, one lane is opened, but it looks like they are just trying to get this cleared out. look at this you can see brake lights on no one is moving around that area give yourself a couple extra minutes. construction, to repair a expansion joint schuylkill eastbound pass blue route only one lane opened between 9:00 and 3:00 today, erika, over to you. next update 8:25. coming up on cbs this morning holiday flu season is around but make sure flu isn't something worse, i'm erika von tiehl have a great morning.
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♪ it is wednesday, december 9th, 2015. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there is is more real news ahead, including what the san bernardino shooting shows us about national security. former homeland security adviser fran townsend is here and she weighs in. first, here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. joe biden called trump's ideas, quote, a dangerous brew and said if he is the republican nominee, hillary clinton wins in a walk. there is a core group of trump supporters unshakeable. the they support him in the controversy and. >> how many do you think support what trump is recommending a ban a muslims temporarily? >> i'd say about 40%. >> 40%?
>> yes. >> farook took out a large loan and the couple planned to to leave that behind to support their daughter. >> as far as you look back there the main street of this down is under water. >> boston college official say some 80 students have come to the student's health services department complaining of illness and you will of them said they ate here over the weekend. >> i'd like to try sane things that are mundane in english and see how sexy and profound they sound in french. [ speaking in foreign language ] i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. blistering criticism from
around the world is not changing donald trump's mind. he insists that the government needs to keep muslims from coming into the country temporarily. in an interview, trump said republican opponents are just trying to get publicity for themselves but it is not just the candidates who are attacking trump. vice president joe biden says, i don't know what his motive is but i know what he is preaching is very, very dangerous brew for america. pentagon is also rejecting trump's proposal. >> anything that tries to bolster, if you will, the isil narrative that the united states is somehow at war with islam is contrary to our values and contrary to our national security. >> the united nations agency for refuges is concerned that the rhetoric is putting an incredibly important resettlement program at risk. that is meant for the most vulnerable people. trump's idea met similar opposition all around the world. bun british newspaper headline this morning, says ban him from
britain and france's foreign minister said mr. trump, like orn others, stokes hatred. officials now believe both of the san bernardino shooters pledged their allegiance to isis. sources tell cbs news that farook obtained a $28,500 loan from an online lender called prosper. investigators are now tracking the money. we are getting our first look inside the room where 14 people were killed. a newly released photo shows a county employee julie swan paez getting an award before the attack. she was shot twice in the pelvis and today she is recovering. more than a dozen first responders are now sharing their stories. >> one of the worst things that i ever had to experience in my entire career. it was terrible. and i was hoping to go my whole career without seeing it. >> when we began moving forward in order to go -- go on to other portions of the building, i became very fearful that
possibly they were in the room and that i just had missed them. >> my body went numb. it was overwhelming and surreal. the fact that detective, our corporal said as we are going in, this is real. it immediately hit home this is not a training drill and, at that point, we just wanted to stop any threat towards any human life at that point. >> fran townsend is a former homeland security adviser to president george w. bush and has been following the latest developments in the san bernardino investigation. good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: great to have you here. >> good to be here. >> what do we know about the path to radicalization that these two took? >> we know it's interesting. charlie, of course, everybody their own individual path if there was one it would make it much easier for investigators. it looks pretty clearly that the female shooter was radicalized before she arrived in the united states. she spent most of her life in saudi arabia. she is associated during her time in pakistan with a very
radical mosque there. and she may have very well been r radicalized overseas before they came here. investigators are focused on whether she accelerated his path to radicalization when he was here in the united states. >> you know what is so frightening about this? they were on no watch list at all and the people would worked with them said we thought they were our friends and we were honoring them and raising money for their baby shower and we ate and went out with them every day. no sign this was brewing. what can we learn from this, fran? >> that is really part of it. people live in our communities and what you're looking for, what investigators, director of fbi and director has pleaded with the american people even if it seems insignificant to you, if you see a change in activity, behavior, to report it. so the male shooter, syed farook had been a daily mosque attender. three weeks before the shooting he stopped going and very odd for a very observant muslim so it's little things. a neighbor had seen lots of
activity in and out of the garage which turns out to have been a pipe bomb factory but didn't report it because she was afraid she would be looked upon as having profiled. so little pieces of information. any one of which may not be significant, if people share that with law enforcement, they may be able to spot this radicalization, this path where they are going to go violent. >> their home not only a pipe bomb factory but they had 4,500 rounds of ammunition and talks about tens of thousands of dollars for a county employee to spend on ammo and turns out he had a loan of 30,000. what does that suggest? >> for sure, given what his income was, investigators are going to look to trace the money. because, of course, tracking the money may, in fact, help you to figure out whether or not they are connected to others in uncondition or outside. >> you've been traveling overseas to the middle east. when trump makes those comments about banning all muslims, does that help or hurt the fight against isis? >> it's incredibly dangerous. for two national security reasons.
one, our greatest counterterrorism allies are actually our arab partners, the saudi enwho give us better on the ground intelligence about threats coming our way than any other service. the other thing is our diplomats and military get put at risk because they represent the united states in these arab countries. >> third, it may turn some muslims who are prepared to give information against us because of that rhetoric. >> that's exactly right. here in this country it's incredibly important. >> to see that kind of radicalization taking place in front of their eyes. >> that's right, charlie. very important we not alienate our muslim friends here in the united states or around the world. >> thank you, fran. >> thank you. actor mandy patinkin traveled to greece and he found himself running to
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the flu is different and sudden and severe and abrupt onset. one minute you feel fine and the next minute, you feel like you've been flattened by a truck. the symptoms are chills, fever and body aches and fatigue. common colds are annoying and a drag but tend not to be very serious. that is not the case with the flu. the flu causes more than 24,000 deaths a year and about 200,000 hospitalizations, sometimes more. >> that is just one of the reasons you should know the difference. >> exactly. there are other really important reasons to know. for one thing the flu can be treated with anti-viral medicines and they shorten the course of the illness and severity of your symptoms. if there is any debate whether you have the cold or the flu, we have these kits now. a lot of doctors' offices carry them. this is called a rapid influenza detection kit. you take this swab, you swab each nostril once. put it in a test tube.
am i taking back the chemistry here? you redevelop it. within five minutes you know with 99% accuracy if it's the flu. >> if it's positive, what do you do then? >> if it's positive and you just started to have symptoms within the first 48 hours, you can take the anti-viral medicine and get relief. if it's negative, it is a cold and you have to tough it out with chicken soup and rest. >> anti-viral medicines have to be prescribed? >> it does have to be prescribed. antibiotics are not effective against the common cold. they only treat bacteria, both the common cold and flu are viral illnesses. so, you know, of course, major public health issue about antibiotic overuse. ultimately it's the doctor's responsibility. >> say that again. antibiotics do not treat the common cold or the common flu? >> absolutely. they have no effect against viruses. only bacteria.
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oceans. >> reporter: until now, the pounding waves along this part of the north coast of scotland have been largely left to a local population of seals. lately, the seals have been company. engineers. the conditions are finally ripe to start tapping the immense energy potential of the oceans. and the world's most ambitious tidal project is well under way here. already a network of cables have been laid on the sea floor. soon, the first underwater touche b turbines will be lord into position and they will turn their rotors and make electricity. david tapp is the site project manager. the atlantic is that way. the north sea is that way. the tide runs back and forth here. >> correct. >> reporter: four times a day. twice in each direction. >> yes. >> reporter: the tidal currents on this coast called the pentland are ferocious. the atlantic tide rushes through the channel as it forces its way to the north sea and then when the tide turns, it rushes back again. the plan is for a full field of
turbines to be installed on the sea bed will they produce as much power as the conventional shore side coal, gas, or nuclear-fired plant. speaking as an engineer, do you find it kind of amazing that this power source has been sitting out there? >> yeah. it's a good point. it's a wonder people haven't looked at this site and other sites like it before. >> reporter: the tidal plant its backers say will not suffer from the pitfalls of other renewable sources. solar power only works when the sun snihines so not eight night and wind farms only work when the wind blows, which it isn't here. >> tidal has one very distinct benefit. it's virtually 100% predictable. >> reporter: and he says there is another advantage. unlike wind farms, which are criticized for spoiling the view on land or for being hazardous to shipping at sea, with tidal? >> you don't see it and you don't hear it.
it's very environmental benign. >> reporter: there has been power in the oceans, has always been known the tidal currents move back and forth here like clock work. the trick is to develop technology as reliable as the tides and that, the developers say, is where we are now. the technology, however, is expensive right now. about twice the cost of wind generating power. but costs, the barckers say, wil come down quickly because tidal is adapting technology already used in the wind and offshore oil industries. >> it is yet to be developed so a boom the next 10 to 15 years. >> reporter: among the north american sites being looked at, the bay of fundi off nova scotia and on the west coast, san francisco bay and the famous tidal race, you know, the golden gate bridge. the paris conference is moving into the critical deal or no
deal stage. with three days to go, it's still dealing with one essential issue -- carbon emissions, how to cut them back and who is going to pay for that, norah. >> it's always the clencher. mark, thank you. >> great series, mark. >> great series! a very important for us to harness the air, the sun and the ocean in order to generate clean energy. >> absolutely. as we look for new sources. did you hear about this? apple is rolling out its first battery booster for iphones. >> finally! >> is it better than other products? scott stein is here with his review and how to get more juice out of any smartphone. that's ahead after your local news. >> apple has unveiled a new case for the iphone 6 and 6is and can provide the more than 25 hours of additional battery life, which raises the total amount of battery life to 25 1/2 hours! ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show!
good morning, everyone i'm nicole brewer. u.s. marshals have made an arrest for murder last month in philadelphia, at arrest was made in florida, police pursuit in in clay county ended way car crash, police arrested khiry reid and driver of that car. reid faces charges back in or area. driver faces charges as well including child endangerment. baby in that car in that chase was not injured. let's check that forecast with katie. it is chilly new but won't last. >> absolutely you expect a little chill in the air when you wake up on a december morning but we are actually expecting more april-like conditions down the road more than anything if you can believe it. today not quite that warm but still above average. storm scan three quiet as can be courtesy of high pressure
in place. there you have it, you are flirting with the freezing mark right now, calm enough wind that it feels like just 32 in at atlantic city rather than say colder then that if you factored in the wind. that said the sunnies up and will do its part to warm things up. fifty-five is our expect high a as almost ten a above the average and we will keep that sky rocketing theme here going right through weekend mid 60's, the spectation. it looks just phenomenal, meisha. >> gorgeous. our morning commuters, katie, they are loving this i'll tell thaw much. the it is still busy in the heart of the rush hour in doubt bit. an accident incomes down route 30 eastbound at route 100, you cane flashing lights, off to the right. one lane was opened and now two lanes. they are getting by make note it is there slowing some people down. schuylkill taillights moving in the eastbound direction approaching the the blue route looking good and busy, repairs to an expansion joint, will leave only one lane opened between 9:00 and 3:00 just east of this camera shot right
♪ lebron james just signed an unprecedented lifetime endorsement deal with nike. it's believed to be the first lifetime endorsement deal for nike ever. the only other known lifetime deals for athletes are david beckham has a deal with adidas and george foreman with the grills, for real. when lebron turns, like 75 years old, will they sell king james orthopaedic shoes? >> no. lebron would make them carolina th -- cooler than that, jimmy kimmel. >> i think air jordan still sells. >> everybody still wants a michael jordan anything. welcome back to "cbs this morning." this half hour, coming up, apple is out with a new case for iphones that boost a battery life 80%.
does it live up to the hype? seeing through walls isn't science fiction any more. m.i.t. researchers are making it a reality and hoping it will save lives. don dahler shows us the incredible breakthrough ahead. time revealed person of the year germans chance low pressure angel merkel who edged out donald trump and the leader of isis. "time" says she stepped up to the challenges brought by the economic crisis and influx of refuges. merkel is the first individual woman to receive the person of the year award. "time" changed its title from man of the year in 1999. >> new york post reports on new sidewalk subway grates that are not supposed to cash your high heels. the openings are only a half inch wide and that is really good. but "the post" found some high heels still get stuck. i know you worry about this,
chuck. how do norah and i navigate the high heels. i think about it. >> i do too. >> i'm glad somebody is even looking into it. >> absolutely. "the washington post" reports on the exploding popularity of a new app used by millions of teenagers to communicate anonymously without parents getting access. after school is used at more than 22,000 high schools. some say the app has become a forum for bullying, crude talk and evenly alleged criminal activity and message boards are restricted to those students after school says that it's a place teens can talk about sensitive topics without revealing their identity and every parent is looking on their kids phone to see if they have that app and trying to delete it. >> i was called a snoorp back in the -- snooper back in the day. apple is releasing its first iphone battery case which can be used with a 6 and 6s mols.
it provides 80% more power. how many times you've been to a friend's house and airport and you say can i plug in my phone? what took them so long? >> when i get into work i feel like i'm hitting 60% and i haven't had breakfast. maybe they were hoping other manufacturers would make them. they have had these battery cases for a while. for years, we have had said the battery life could be better and there are other phones are better. this is nothing new but apple did release their own. it's not all that attractive. but it does increase battery life up to 80% more. so that is enough to get you through the day but why didn't they do this in the first place? >> why now? why do it now? >> it was a surprise. i didn't expect it before the holidays. i think that the demand has been there. i'm guessing that maybe they just thought it was time the successry would sell.
i know people wanted more battery life but a lot of options. >> some critics say this is a 99 dollar band-aid for fixing a problem they should fixed in the phone. is the technology not there yet. >> the phone is very thin. i think you see other phones out there that manage better battery life. >> and thicker. >> and thicker. it's a design decision. apple made the larger screen iphone with a larger battery life to kind of address those problems. but now you have this battery case you're going to carry around. if i'm carrying around a thicker betterry case, why not have a thicker iphone. >> does it take longer to charge? >> it can charge faster than other models out there. if you have ipad brick it can charge both at the same time two hours to charge both which is pretty good. maybe the reason to get this one. and you only have one charger but you can get cases for as low as $40 that offer 1 1/2 times the battery life online. >> does it come in different
colors or is it like this? >> can i get my initials on this? >> you cannot get this bejewelled. >> does it come in pink or purple? >> you could bejewel this and cover it in paints and colors. it comes in gray and white. >> charlie says, oh, gosh, we have taken a turn. >> this is clearly utilitarian device. >> is it easy to carry in your pocket? >> it is heavy. >> right. >> it's actually one of the slimmer ones, believe it or not. >> scott, thank you very much. >> one of superman's greatest powers is seeing through walls. it may not be limited to comic book heroes. don dahler is here to show us. >> reporter: someday soon you won't need a cape or special glasses to detect someone through walls. it's not science fiction but a real and promising technology that is being developed today by researchers at m.i.t. step on to the campus at m.i.t. and you're likely to get a glimpse of the future. there are fast flying autonomous
drones and plenty of robots, including one developed to run and jump like a cheetah. another with a soft enough grip to handle an egg. some of the most recent m.i.t. breakthroughs, however, are happening here at the university's computer science and artificial intelligence lab. >> think of us like your wi-fi. >> this box does something once limited to science fiction. >> this is a demo that shows the ability, if tracking people through walls. >> reporter: dina kotabe is the professor leading the project doubled emerald which as this student chin demonstrates captures motion in real-time and regardless of obstruction. >> this dot is moving. >> reporter: so chin is not wearing anything special? it's just picking up his movement through the wall? >> yeah. no cell phone, no pendant, no sensor on. it's purely based on wireless
signals deflected off your body and coming back to the device. >> reporter: what was the inception for this? >> like, we work on wireless networks. the question is can you use wireless networks or wi-fi for purposes other than communications? can you sense the environment with it? the low frequency wireless signals only predict chin's movements in the floor. >> do you want to see the red dot fall. >> reporter: yes. researchers hope this can better protect seniors at a risk of falling. 2.5 million elderly americans are at a hospital each year at a cost of $34 billion. >> if it detects a fall, it sends it to the caregiver. >> reporter: that is scratching the surface of emerald's capability. when he is seated they zero in on his signals. >> being able to get it in a
cluttered environment with people around and a wow moment for us. it's that sensitive. >> reporter: it's not in any way as dangerous as, say, constant exposure to x-rays would snb. >> nbe? >> no, not at all. i tell people all the time, the technology wire is the same carrier as wi-fi. it's actually 10,000 times or more lower power than wi-fi. >> reporter: are there any privacy concerns to this that someone could have one of these maybe a burglar or someone like that and look and see where you are in the house? >> yeah. so like any new technology, it comes with a challenge. i think society as it discovered these new technologies, there are rules, laws a person has to abide by. >> reporter: after more than three years of godevelopment, t
m.i.t. demonstrated their work to the president last summer. >> what was his exactlyion to this? >> i think when he saw the breathing and heart rate, he said. >> this essentially is also an application for babies monitors? >> reporter: the goal is t take emerald from labs to people's homes within the next year. >> reporter: you and your partners have this great infa invention that has huge promise. do you say a professor or a businesswoman? >> is there a reason not to be both? >> reporter: are there enough hours in the day to be both? >> i have 24 hours a day. i mean, i don't even track holidays. i don't know that there is a holiday. i come to the lab and say, oh, yeah, it's a holiday today. i think there are plenty of hours, as long as the person is independence interested in what they are doing and have a great deal like i have here. >> reporter: these researchers also point out that first responders could benefit a great deal by knowing exactly where
people are in life-threatening situations. another wi-fi solution the doctor is exploring is a way to charge smartphones without having to plug them in. >> we like her. >> oh, yeah. >> i like she kind of told you, yes, we can do it all, don dahler! i can be both a professor and -- >> i just asked the question. >> i think it's great seeing through the wall. i was concerned you could physically concerned. like if norah was walking around naked which is her way. but know all you see is dots. >> it's like sonar. >> gayle knows that is my way. >> do with that information what you will. >> thank you. >> got to go! >> yes! >> this is new information for me! >> you know what? the news is back this morning. what can we say? what can we say? homeland star mandy patinkin became face-to-face with migrants landing on a greek beach. >> i looked at them and i said,
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♪ mandy patinkin plays a cia division chief on "homeland". the series airs on showtime, a division of cbs. when mandy recently joined us here at the table he shared the remarkable true story of his own personal rescue mission when took him to greece last month. he helped rescues get ashore on an island. we asked him how that changed his world. >> i'm not a politician. i'm an actor. i trover myself as a human dunn -- humantician. what i want for myself and my children and all people all over the world is to be less afraid. i had been in berlin since june 1st shooting the first season of homeland." our job if we are doing it well, in my humble opinion, is to create a poetic version of the real world that is spinning, burning, falling apart around
us. so it was early on in the summer when everything exploded out of proportion in greece and the refuge crisis which was no surprise to anyone. and i was wanting to go there to see if i could do anything. i went to greece because i needed to reconnect with reality. i needed to meet a family that was struggling in this real crisis. i wanted to hold the baby in my arms. so we went to lesbos. 5,000 people are come through that since the crisis began. these first two days that i was there, there wasn't a single boat that arrived. the final day, we were going to the airport and people said, the boats are coming! so we ran! we had about four or five blocks to run down the beach! and we got there just as the boat was arriving! and packed with all of these people. they came right on the beach and the people just started flying out of the boat! i get to the boat. i walk right up to the boat and
held the rope to hold the boat and a father puts this child in my arms and she had a face mask on. there you go. how are you? i lowered the face mask and she wasn't moving and her eyes were closed. i thought, oh, my god, she's not alive. and my mouth said she is sleeping. but i remember thinking she was not alive. and then the father started to lose it. he came up and he choked back for a minute. i was trying to find a pulse but i couldn't. and then i put my hand, my finger, my baby finger in her hand and i swear it moved. and i thought, oh, god, she's alive. then he just whisked the family away with the crowd and they were gone. i got this information as i landed in athens, the protection team followed up with dad and daughter and they were taken by ambulance to the hospital.
the child was born with a breathing disorder and suffers from epileptic episodes. at the center they gave her medications she needed and the team coordinated an exercise regime for the family and the family was reunited and i was reliev relieved. why are you from? >> afghanistan. >> afghanistan? it's a risk if we don't help these people. it's a moral crisis. that's what is at risk. welcome to the rest of the world. fear is the poison of our lives. we are all afraid of so many things. anybody who doesn't understand that and have some empathy toward fear that people have all over the world isn't being kind. fear is very real. but there is nothing to be afraid of here, nothing at all. you're welcome.
our humanity is at risk if we don't take care of these people. our right to exist is at risk. if you don't help these people, when you are in need, there will be no one, i guarantee you, there will be no one to help you. >> important to hear about that. >> sort of echoes that headlines in the daily news today. i didn't speak up, i didn't speak up and when it was my turn, no one would speak up for me. i like what he says fear is a poison of our lives and our humanity is at risk. mandy took us there. >> do unto others as you would do unto them. >> you're watching "cbs this morning." we will be right back.
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or visit your24info.com. good morning, i'm erika von tiehl. later this morning, the trial begins for the charge in the a attack on the same sex couple in center s the think pass september. catherine not the in the the reject a plea deal. knott faces several charges including aggravated assault for her allege role in last years attack. one of the victims was left with a broken jaw, two male suspects have already accepted deals and pled guilty. right now lets check with katie for your forecast, another nice day, what do you think. >> absolutely off to a pleasant start across the delaware valley with the sun shining bright thely and we are expecting temperatures to rebound nicely to more than they did yesterday. higher on that mercury. meanwhile we're jumping all the way to sunday, the record to beat are as such as we flirted with 70, on one day,
back long ago and it the is out of the ac airport. philadelphia a we have 65 to tie the record. we actually expect to do that. storm scan three is quiet, we have high pressure on the side, couple of cloud, nice day but check out this warming trend where we will peak on sunday, eagles game day it looks phenomenal at 65 degrees. that will be a record tying day. sixty-four on saturday is not shabby for that army/navy game and keep theme going in to monday despite the fact that we have a new cold front or storm system more specifically on the way. that will be our next rain producer but in the meantime what a seven day, meisha, this is looking like good stuff for quite a while. >> absolutely, thanks katie. looking at road i want to show you i-95 southbound past cottman avenue in the construction zone. traffic looking great as morning rush starting to come to than a end. over to the maps, starting at 9:00 heads up, one lane will be closed on eastbound i16 past i476, that is as well crews replace die tear rating
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