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captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, december 14th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." jobs, jobs, jobs. >> that's what the president-elect says is the goal of his administration. and, today, mr. trump is meeting with technology leaders about getting americans back to work again. and a cease-fire deal is reached in aleppo, but the evacuation of the war-attorney syrian city may be on hold. ♪ ♪ show me that smile again >> alan thicke, a canadian who came to be known as america's dad, has died.
good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. president-elect donald trump has just about finished filling out his cabinet and now he is trying to gather support for his secretary of state nominee, rex tillerson. tillerson's confirmation hearing is expected next month but some senators, including republicans, have concerns. last night, mr. trump made another stop on his thank you tour. hena daniels is here in new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. at a victory rally in wisconsin yesterday, mr. trump defended his controversial pick for secretary of state, despite those concerns from both sides of the aisle about tillerson's close ties to russia. ♪ >> reporter: president-elect donald trump brought his thank you tour to west alice, wisconsin, tuesday night, mocking recent recount efforts in the state. >> all that money, all that time, all that effort, we got
131 votes more than we had before. speaker paul ryan, where is the speaker. >> reporter: going to bat for house speaker paul ryan in his own home state. >> he is like a fine wine. every day goes by, i get to appreciate his genius more and more. >> reporter: mr. trump also stood by his secretary of state nominee, exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson who faces a tough confirmation fight, given his ties to russian president vladimir putin. senate democrats have enlisted the help of accountants and legal experts to look into tillerson's business dealings. >> rex is friendly with many of the leader in the world that we don't get along with and some people don't like that. they don't want him to be friendly. >> reporter: earlier in the day the president-elect tapped montana congressman ryan zinke to lead the interior department and rick perry to head the energy department. >> we had a good conversation about inovags and how it can
help in education. >> reporter: job creation at the top of the agenda today as the president-elect sits down with the leaders of other major tech companies, including apple's tim cook and amazon's jeff bezos. and bezos also owns "the washington post" and space travel company blue origin. in a twitter war that dates back to last december, mr. trump attacked bezos, namely ovamazon tax structure and bezos tweeted finally trashed by donald trump. we still reserve him a seat on the blue original rocket. after the election, bezos tweeted his congratulations and offered the administration, quote, an open mind. >> hena daniels in new york, thank you very much. they will not provide the trump transition team with the name of staffers who worked on climate issues. the trump team wanted a list of those who attended meetings on
climate change over the past five years. a spokesman says the request left workers unsettled. well coming up on "cbs this morning," we will ask secretary of state james baker why he recommended rex tillerson for the job. a dangerous cold arctic air mass has blasted the upper midwest is moving east today and the same system is bringing snow from the great lakes to the northeast. a 12-year-old boy who was sledding in upstate new york died after being trapped in a snow bank. overnight, there were blizzard-like whiteout conditions in parts of michigan. the real deep freeze in the northeast begins tonight. windchills of 30 below zero made a cargo ship look like an ice sculpture as it made its way from lake superior to duluth, minnesota, yesterday. chief meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbz has more on the bone chilling forecast. >> reporter: we continue to track another area of very cold
area moving down across the northern tier of the united states and this is the coldest so far and really the only one that will feature a better chance of record low temperatures and arriving today across the upper midwest and thursday and friday across the great lakes and northeast but then a rapid shift. if you're wondering when does it warm up? right away as we head into the weekend. warmer air flood the east again and we charge back up with another blast of cold across the plains and the upper midwest this weekend. but as for this first cold blast you see the windchills dangerously cold across a large area. by the time we head into friday morning, those windchills will be as cold as 30 below sgler or worse across portions of new england and the point where frost bite can be an issue and you want to certainly be covered up. the high temperatures on thursday, the single digits across much of the midwest and teens and 20s elsewhere. we look toward friday morning, the core of the cold for east with 20s perhaps getting as far south as north georgia. at the same time, we are watching a storm system in the west that is very potent. flood watches out for much of
california, even parts of oregon. this will be a wednesday through friday storm with really heavy mountain snow and up to a half foot of rainfall in california. so, today, it focuses in oregon and late thursday into friday, that rain gets all the way down into los angeles and southern california and likely cause pockets of flooding but it is very much needed rain. i'm meteorologist eric fisher for cbs news. breaking overnight. there are reports of shelling and fighting in aleppo, sea. this comes one day after a cease-fire was agreed to. the evacuation of rebel-held areas has been postponed but a turkish official says the agreement remains in place. buses to transport them have been arrived and the withdrawal would hand bash ash al assad his biggest victory.
debora patta reports from beirut. >> reporter: the situation was described by the united nations as a complete meltdown of humanity. the u.n. said they had evidence. some in their homes and others as they tried to run away. 11 women and 13 children were among them. activist abdul hamdo is in eastern aleppo. >> they are facing one of the most difficult or the most serious or the most horrible massacre that is in that history. >> reporter: for the injured, there is no medical help. this man desperately tries to put out the flames that have engulfed his body. the syrian military has now taken back aleppo and countless civilians have paid for this with their lives. both the russians and syrians have denied any wrongdoing, saying now that aleppo is fully
under their control, all military operations have stopped. debora patta, cbs news, beirut. a candlelight vigil was held last night. 73-year-old was unarmed monday when he was shot by a bakersfield officer. police say he refused to take his hand out of his pocket. the man's family said he had dementia. we are learning more about the deadly attack of a black church in charleston. dylann roof faces 33 federal charges, including hate crimes. officials say roof made several trips to charleston before the shooting in june of last year. nine church members were killed. the fire chief in oakland, california, say there are no records concerning problems with the warehouse where 36 people were killed in a fire the warehouse had been converted into an illegal artist colony. city and state officials received complaints for years. but there are no records that inspectors from the fire or
building departments ever investigated. alan thicke is being remembered this morning as a versatile actor, composer and tv host. thicke died last night after suffering a heart attack. our los angeles station kcbs has more. okay. we are having a little bit of a problem with that story. coming up on the "morning news." football investigation. officials reveal the surprise source of leaked wake forest game plans. and a crime spree that doesn't add up as house numbers go missing. this is the "cbs morning news." and let roomba from irobot help with your everyday messes. roomba navigates your entire home. cleaning up pet hair and debris for up to 2 hours. which means your floors are always clean. you and roomba, from irobot. better. together. see me. see me.
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angie fujii of our los angeles station kcbs has more. ♪ >> reporter: alan thicke was most well-known for playing the loveable dad jason seaver on "growing pains." but known at this ice rink where he often played hockey. darren said he called 911 after thicke collapsed after playing a pickup game with his son. >> we were worried he was having a heart attack but he was breathing and talking and looked at his kid, wait, take a picture appear me and get the rink in the background. >> reporter: his agent confirmed he died of a heart attack. this is pictures of thicke with his pop conrobin thicke and his 19-year-old southern carter who was there. >> definitely shaken up for sure. we feel bad for carter but trying to be light at that point
because we didn't think this was that crazy. >> reporter: thicke starred in a reality show with his wife and composed the theme song ♪ ♪ you take the good you have the bad and there you have the "facts of life." >> reporter: thicke most recently had a guest role on netflix "fuller house." before he died he tweeted the following. robin thicke told the "l.a. times" his dad was his inspiration saying the greatest man i ever met. always a gentleman. carter tweeted today, i lost my best friend and my idol and the world lost one of its finest. you have a legend and i love you, pops. until next time. >> well, we have a new development in philadelphia's bandit case. in september, someone stole the 1's and 0's from dozens of homes. yesterday, a bag containing 83
metal address markers was found. some believe it's part of an art project. police are still trying to figure this whole thing out. the source of a football leak is revealed and kansas city research gets a boost. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. "the washington post" reports president obama's praise for joe biden, as he signed the 21st century cures act. the bill includes 1.8 billion for cancer research. the moonshot, the vice president pushed for. it also authorizes a billion dollars to help states fight heroin and painkiller addiction. the columbia dispatch says ohio governor john kasich vetoed one abortion limits bill but he signed another. the new law makes it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. the vetoed bill would abandon abortions if a heartbeat was detected usually around the sixth week of pregnancy. the winston salem journal
says the school investigated after its game plans were found last month at louisville stadium. tommy elrod, a former wake player and assistant coach, has been fired. philly.com reports on a shouting match during a hearing in bill cosby's sexual assault case. his attorneys and prosecutors clashed over government plans to let 13 women testify. the defense claims cosby has vision and memory problems, but, yesterday, he shouted out answers to questions meant for the prosecutor. still ahead, let the music play. apple's wireless ear buds are finally on sale after months of delay. ♪ ♪ ♪ life is better when we celebrate together during toyotathon.
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with less pain, i can be more active. ask your doctor about lyrica. here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. wanted. task oriented freelancer who can translate emojis. more than a hundred people have applied for that job with a london company. they want somebody to decipher what emojis mean in different languages and cultures. on the cbs "moneywatch" now. new trouble for wells fargo and air pods finally hit the market. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> reporter: good morning. the federal reserve is expected to raise interest rates today when it wraps up its policy
meeting. the fed kept interest rates low as a way to spur the economy after the financial crisis. on wall street, the markets open at record highs. the dow is just 89 points, shy of 20,000. it jumped 114 points yesterday. the s&p gained 14, the nasdaq climbed 51 points. federal regulators have hit wells fargo. it comes after wells fargo failed a living will exercise with which is its plan to reorganize if it fell into bankruptry. is restricts them from setting up any new business. it's designed to be a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis and has nothing to do with the wells fargo sales scandal. apple's wireless ear buds ipods are on sale. the launch in october was delayed. apple was reportedly having a hard time getting them to work. well, they can now be ordered online. they will be available in apple
stores next week. they cost $159. air pods are a key accessory for iphone 7s which don't have a headphone jack so just in time for the holidays. >> i want to get a pair but i'm still not convinced that i won't lose at least one of them within the first three days and hidden in my couch somewhere! >> i lose everything. that is definitely on the list. >> 160 bucks, not cheap. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, jill. still to come, a country music icon helps out her hometown. ♪ seen my share of broken halos ♪ . >> we will show you dolly parton's telethon to benefit fire victims. announcement: this storm promises to be the biggest of the decade. with total accumulation of up to three feet. roads will be shut down indefinitely. and schools are closed. campbell's soups go great with a cold and a nice red. made for real, real life.
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dolly parton reaches out to friends and adds her voice to help victims of the tennessee wildfires tragedy. she hosted a telethon last night for those left homeless by the flames that roared through the smoky mountains. >> it was really devastating what has happened so many of these people that are same as family to us and they are our people and i'm just so happy it turned out where i could be here to do this. >> she also brought in kenny rogers, reba mcentire and sinned y cyndi lauper and others to help. the fire caused $500,000 in damage coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," preview of donald trump's tech summit. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news."
investigators revealed what was said on the bridge of the american cargo ship el faro as it sank near the bahamas last year. 33 people were killed when the ship steered into the hurricane wjoaquinn. >> reporter: the night before at 11:14 the ship's third returned gusts 120 and strengthening. ryan then said of his captain.
patricia's husband was a member of the crew. >> i would have thrown the captain over the ship. >> reporter: around 4:00 a.m., the captain returned to the bridge, downplaying the rough seas. this is every day in alaska, said. an hour later, it was clear the captain was wrong. the ship's engineer was worried. i've never seen it list like this. i've never seen it hang like this. at 5:43, the el faro was taking on water. the captain finally said, we got a problem. 30 minutes later, the ship lost propulsion. at 6:55 the captain made first of two distress calls. we are in dire straits right now. at 7:29 the cargo crashed into the ocean as the hurricane. ring the abandon ship alarm. get into your rafts, everybody, get off, get off on the ship.
stay together. the captain tried to calm the other crewmember on the bridge. you got to get up. you got to snap out of it. we got to get out. the helmsman, responded the following. before the recording cut out, i'm gone, i'm a goner. no, you're not, the captain yelled back. investigators are trying to determine what information the captain had about the hurricane as it was intensifying. the storm track e-mailed to him at 11:00 p.m. wasn't downloaded for nearly six hours. kris van cleave, cbs news, washington. coming up on "cbs this morning," we take you to pacifica, california. they trying to repair a dangerous sinkhole. and how women can find the perfect shade of red for long way. >> they are in obsession here in japan. it's not just because they are so cute.
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back in court, comedian bill cosby returns to a montgomery county courtroom this morning, one day after a fiery hearing, we will tell you the decision, a judge is expected to make. and, new this morning, dozens of shell casings concerned this scene on adams avenue where a man was shot and killed overnight, we will have an update on the violence authorities are investigating a deadly crash overnight the in the cobbs creek section, we will have the latest. today is wednesday december 14th, i'm jim done ran. aim rahel solomon. lets get your day started with a check of weather with katie and meisha. >> everybody is back, finally. >> back from spain. >> yes. >> how are you feeling. >> well, let's just put it this way i'm channmy