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♪ . >> it's tuesday, december 15th, 2015. this is the "cbs morning news." >> the republican candidates square off one last time. while donald trump will be center stage the surging ted cruz will get extra attention from voters and trump. an unarmed man shot by police as he tries to escape from a wrecked vehicle. why the officer isn't facing charges by the driver is. hotel workers dive for safety when a pickup truck smashes into the front desk and police say it was no accident. and a galaxy of stars lights
up hollywood. the red carpet is rolled out in the biggest movie premier ever for a "star wars, the force awakens." ♪ >> good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at "cbs news" headquarters in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with tonight's republican presidential debate. this is the fifth gop debate t. dynamics has changed. ted cruz is coming on strong and has overtaken trump in iowa. now cruz, who refers to trump as a friend, finds himself a target. don champion is here in new york. don, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. tonight's events is the first since the terrorist attacks in paris and california. and the discussion is expected to be dominated by what's become the top campaign issue. national security. on the everybo of the gop debat
donald trump blasted his rivals before an excited crowd. >> the other candidates should be thankful because i'm giving them a chance to make total fools of themselves in front of millions of people. honestly, i'm doinging a good job for the republican parity. people are able to get their votes out. >> reporter: trump has a commanding lead in the national race for the nomination, according to latest monmouth university poll. but it's a different story in the key state of iowa. seven weeks away from the caucuses there, ted cruz is gaining ground against the billionaire businessman. on the campaign trail, cruz has been focused on national security. >> the enemy is radical islamic terrorism. it is trying to destroy our country and our way of life. >> reporter: in recent weeks, cruz has taken pointed jabs at marco rubio, his biggest challenger at becoming a trump alternative in the race. >> they don't score the debates. >> reporter: at the debate,
trump will be center stage with cruz and ben carson next tooling bolstered by growing support in new hampshire, new jersey governor chris christie will also return to the main stage. at trump's rally last night, there were some tense moments within several protesters tried to interrupt the billionaire's speech. cell phone video shows at least one scuffle between a black protester and security. during that scuffle someone in the crowd could be heard urging others to light the man on fire. the protester ras was eventually moved by security. well, a maryland man is charged with attempting to provide support to isis, but there is a twist in the case of mohammed el shinope. the fbi says he was bang rolled by people associated with the terror group. according to complaint, he received nearly $9,000 in payment. he used pseudonyms and multiple
e-mail accounts to hide his accounts. he was just trying to scam isis out of the money. saudi arabia says it's formed a 34-state military alliance to fight terrorism. nations have joined along with other gulf and african nations. a joint operations center in riyadh will rather coordinate and support military operations. the announcement provided little detail, though, on how the alliance will proceed. president obama says the u.s. fight against isis has intensified. mr. obama met with national security advisers at the pentagon yesterday. the president says u.s. forces are hitting isis targets harder than ever and making progress. >> we're going after isil from their strong hold right in yawn town rajka to libya. the point is isil leaders cannot
hide. our next message to them is simple, you are next. >> u.s. special forces have begun their mission in syria, where he says isis have lost thousands of control. the homeland security is expected to announce an update to the terror system tomorrow. it will lower the threshold for a threat and allow officials to more effectively notify the public about potential problems. army sergeant bowe bergdahl will face a general court marshall charged with misbehavior. he faces life in prison. he walked off his post in afghanistan back in 2009. he was held captive by the taliban for five years before being freed in exchange for five detainees from guantonomo bay. and there is outrage in northern california in a community there this morning over the decision to not charge a police officer
the shooting of an unarmed man who was climbing out of a wrecked vehicle. investigators say the shooting was an accident. the incident was captured on the officer's dashboard camera. we want to warn you, the video is graphic. you may find it disturbing to watch. >> reporter: the incident happened just before midnight the day before thanksgiving. paradise, california, police officer, pursues a suspected drunk driver andrew thomas. video from dash cam shows thomas' car crash and roll over. thams' bike, he is thrown from the vehicle and killed. seconds later the officer approaches the car. as thomas tries to pull himself from the wreckage, he draws his gun and fires once, hitting thomas in the neck. the 26-year-old was not killed, but friends say he has been left paralyzed. county district attorney mike ram see did not charge the officer. he says he was justified drawing
his gun and a single round was fired accidentally. over the weekend, demonstrators gathered outside the police department demanding the officer be fired. on monday. >> fire feaster. >> this time demonstrators demanding to know why the five-year veteran of the police force would not be charged? ram see invited them in and explained the decision while showing them the dash cam video. >> it's not a matter we're not choosing not to charge the officer but because he's an officer, it's the circumstances of an accidental or negligent discharge of the weapon that does not result in death. >> reporter: despite the explanation, many are calling ramsey to lose his job as with el. >> he is trying to transparent, to work with us. we feel it's a show, honestly.
>> reporter: ramsey says he was troubled by the fact that feaster waited 11 minutes to notify his superior officer that he fired his gun, despite not facing criminal charges, the officer is on leave and could still be fired t. driver andrew thomas will face dui and manslaughter charges. a blast of winter weather is spreading into the middle of the country. the massive system will deliver heavy snow and winds to the upper mid-west. the storm in utah with 18 inches of snow coming down the some place, clouds cleared roads in salt like i lake city, it property down trees and power line, leaving thousands without electricity. a veteran referee afunss he is gay following an alleged slur by a player. an angry customer takes revenge on a hotel worker. this is the "cbs morning news." ...you could stay... ...in bed all day...
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>> two people in a hotel barely escapes when a angry customer plows into the lobby and the front desk of the comfort inn. the man was apparently upset about his hotel bill. cameras captured him talking to a police officer right before he crashes into the building. he was taken into custody. an nba referee comes out as gay and the fred city gray case goes to the jury. the baltimore "sun" reports the city is on edge as jury deliberations begin in the trial of a police officer accused in the death of freddie gray. officer william porter faces four charges, including manslaughter. gray died of a broken neck while in police custody. baltimore is bracing for unrest following the verdict. bill cosby is counter-suing some
of his accusers. he claims several women lied when they claimed he drugged or assaulted them. cosby suffered loss of jobs and mortification in all about 50 women accuse him of rape or unwanted sexual contact. yahoo sports reports the veteran referry reported he's gay after a referee had a slur pointed to him. he says he is proud tore to be a referee and a gay man. rajon rondo was suspended for one game for the defamation, rather, derocktory remarks. and "sports illustrated" named serena williams as the 24th sports person in a year. it's the first time it was awarded to a solo woman. the 34-year-old finished 2015 with 53 wins, three losses. she took home five title, including the australian open, french open and wimbledon.
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♪ hello ♪ i was wondering if after all these years ♪ >> adele performs songs from her record-breaking album "25" as well as other favorites at a concert in new york city. it was broadcast last night. the singer announced her 20 north american tour date. it is her first stop here in more than five years. on the cbs moneywatch, uber drivers score a victory a. rate hike is on the horizon. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. the federal reserve begins a two-day meeting today. they are expected to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade. it has been close to zero since 2008. some worry an interest rate
hike, no matter how small, will slow down economic growth. a recovery in oil prices sent stocks higher here on wall street. the dow gained 103 points. the s&p finished nine points heighth higher. seattle is the first state to allow contract drivers who work for uber the right to unionize the company strongly oppose the move, the seattle city council voted unanimously, it requires companies like uber to bargain with their drivers, so they want to be represented. american airlines is adding a new seat category on international flights. premium economy. the new roomier seat will be introduced next year. american hopes it will bridge the gap between economy and business. premium economy seats come with free drinks, an demand entert n entertainment and the use of noise reducing head phones. if you have a drone, will you have to register it with the
government. they can register on an faa website t.faa says it gets 100 reports a month of drones flying near manned airplanes. it is estimated a million-and-a-half small unmanned aircraft will be sold this year. anne-marie. >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot, jill. the new york giants needing a win on monday night football. the giants trailing miami in the second half when star receiver o'dell beckham, jr. takes over. first he somehow manages to keep both feet inbound hauling in a pass in the ends zone. after a review, it's ruled as a touchdown. later, he leaves no doubt. beckham is left wide opened to give new york the lead t. giants win 31-24. up next, the 1st awakens on the world carpet. we'll take you to the world premier from the newest "star
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>> here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. >> this is a very special night in our neighborhood here. you can see all the storm troopers flooding the streets tonight. the world premier of "star wars" the force awakens. the stars in the movie are starting to arrive. i saw chewbacca at dry bar this afternoon getting a proceedout. his hair was perfect. >> anticipation is high for "star wars the force awakens." it premiered for hollywood a-listers last night. suzanne marquez was on the red carpet. >> reporter: hollywood boulevard shut down for what might be the biggest movie premier ever. the length of two full city blocks with a covered carpet longer than the oscars. the inside resembling a galaxy
far, far away. what do you think when everybody says this is the biggest carpet ever, are you really impressed? >> not yet. because i can't see the end of it. >> reporter: that's what's kind of scary, right? >> yeah, it is, it is. [ music playing ] >> reporter: it was a who's who of hollywood, from character actors in the original cast, including r 2 gld 2 c-3po and carrie fisher. to a new generation of "star wars" fans. >> i fael sexy. it feels fantastic. oh, intergalactic sexy. universal sexy. >> reporter: it's a franchise that spans three decades and the anticipation over seeing this film is greater than it's ever been t. stars were just as excited as the fans who camped out for days to see it. >> i saw it. i couldn't speak for a day afterwards. >> i'm feeling incred blue excited. grateful that everyone is here,
friends, family, fans of the movie and a lot of people who work on the film. so i'm looking forward to everyone to see it. >> have you seen it? >> yes, i'm excited to sea it again. it was really a blur the first time. >> reporter: now, a a chimlly night. >> i wanted to see the blowout. after the movie let out, suzanne got reaction to the long-awaited new movie. >> reporter: your idea of how everything went. we don't want to see a spoiler. >> fabulous. fabulous, fabulous. >> reporter: was it the ending a couple things? >> it's everything. it's j.j.'s tour de force. very, very well done. >> hmm, i expect nothing less. coming up after your local news on ""cbs this morning,"" "star
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late show when one direction joins him for karaoke. today pete rose is expected to talk about the baseball's economicer's discussion to uphold hills lifetime ban from major leak baseball t. all time hits leader agreed in 1989 after an investigation found he had bet on the cincinnati red as a manager. commissioner rob manfried says rose admits he has continued to bet on sports, including baseball. >> i had to feel comfortable that he had changed in a way that would remove the risk that there would be a threat to the integrity of the game if he was allowed to work in the game again. >> the ban prevents rose from appearing on the hall of fame ballot. michelle obama continued a tradition with a visit to the children's hospital this holiday season. the first lady spent time with the youngsters at children's national health system in d.c. she brought along the family dog, bo and sonny and red "'twas
the night before christmas" to children. a new concern about links between auto imand anti-depressants, and khari rose speaks with george lucas. >> but didn't you intend to in the beginning create really three movies when you started? and then you decide only to take one part of that life story? >> yeah, i took the first act. then the first act didn't really work. so i said, okay, what i'm going to have to do is take the ending of the third tone and put it on the first tone. it's what you do. you got a bunch of stuff sitting on your desk as you are creating. let me take that, stick that in here. make it. so i wasn't really that worried about the sequels when i was making it. i have to make this the best. so when i moved onto the other one, gee, i killed him. >> we'll talk with advertising
this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". good morning, the overnight rain is moving out. but get ready for some cooler temperatures morning in. >> katie has a look at the gradual cool down. >> meanwhile, philadelphia police officer struck by hit-and-run driver, more on what happened, and the search for the person responsible. >> up might want to keep an eye on your holiday deck races this year. the warning police have for resident. >> good morning, ten days until christmas, it is december 15th. we want to check in with katie and meisha. is the rainy heard sticking around. >> we'll get to that. >> yes, just going to say, because it is kind of crazy today, looks a lot bet nerve terms of the fog. but it is a little damp outside.