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captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, december 22nd, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." terror in berlin. as the manhunt continues, we are learning more about the man suspected of driving a truck into a packed christmas market. president-elect donald trump speaks out on the deadly attack in germany. plus, uber and the dmv go head-to-head. the result? an end to uber's self-driving pilot program in san francisco, at least for now. good morning from the studio
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57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning an international manhunt is under way for a suspect in the berlin christmas market attack that killed 12 people. german officials say anis amri had been under surveillance six months this year. his request for asylum had been rejected and now $105,000 reaward offered for information leading to his arrest. brook silva-braga is here with more. >> reporter: the question of what to do with the hundreds of thousands of migrants flooding into germany has been one of the most contentious political interests in the country and one of those in the truck attack is one of the asylum seeker. angry over monday's christmas market attack in berlin.
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this man called for merkel to resign, saying her open door refuge policy allowed anis amri into the country. german official say the man was seeking asylum when he entered germany from tunisia last year. after his application was rejected he evaded deportation. they found his papers in a wallet under the driver's seat of the truck. he was connected to this man accused to recruiting fighters for isis. isis said they inspired the berlin attack. they continue to mourn the victims. on wednesday, germany's foreign minister was joined by his italian counterpart laying roses at a memorial. these days, it feels incredibly good to know we are not alone in this sorrow, he said, that we can rely on friends in europe and the world. back in the u.s. president-elect donald trump was
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asked if the attack led him to rethink his plans for a muslim registry or ban on muslim immigration. trump called the berlin violence an attack on humanity that has to stop. the brother of the suspect is now calling for amri to turn himself into police saying if he is involved, the family disassociates itself from him and the brother said the brother may have been radicalized while he was in prison in italy. >> brook silva-braga here in new york, thank you so much. the death toll from the train reaction explosion that tore through a mexican fireworks market now stands at 33. it's still unclear what caused the initial explosion, though, it is clear that vendors restori restoring fire crackers in the passage ways were supposed to be blown. ten of the injured are minors.
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about 46 people are still hospitalized. well, the head of boeing says his company will keep the cost of replacing air force one to under $4 billion. muilenburg made the promise after meeting with president-elect donald trump yesterday. >> we work on air force one because it's important to our country and we are going to make sure he gets the best capability and that it's done affordly. >> you may remember earlier this month mr. trump said the cost of replacing the two aging 747s used as the presidential jet is way too high. in a tweet, he urged the government to cancel the order. mr. trump says the new 747s are nod expected to be ready until 2024. mr. trump met with muilenburg in florida and he is spending the holidays at his estate in palm beach as preparations for his inauguration move forward. on january 19th he will lay a
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wreak at the arlington cemetery and then january 30th, an inaugural swearing-in parade and balls. and january 21st, national prayer service. we will talk with susan page on "cbs this morning" about what mr. trump's supporters expect from him once he takes office. the pentagon says it will continue to investigate what it characterize s as than unlawful seize you're of a drone by china. china returned the drone to the u.s. tuesday morning about 50 miles northwest of the philippines and the area where the chinese picked it up last week. uber's self-driving cars are no longer on the streets of california after state regulators revoked their registration. now california claims that uber needs a special permit. but uber says it does not. but just hours after it launched the service in san francisco, one of uber's self-driving cars drew some unwanted attention.
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carter evans reports. >> reporter: in just seven years, uber has become a nearly 70 billion dollar ride waving behemo behemoth. but when uber put self-driving cars on the streets of san francisco last week, and a motorist caught one of those cars running a red light, california's dmv drew the line, ordering uber to get an autonomous vehicle testing permit. uber said no. >> our main reason for not applying is we don't think that the regulations apply to how we are driving the cars. >> reporter: uber claims that all of its self-driving cars in this testing phase have a safety driver behind the wheel, just in case. uber is remaining defiant here. >> they operate on a thorough of break first and ask permission later. >> reporter: jonathan handle is a law professor at the university of southern california.
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>> when you're deploying 3,000-pound pieces of hardware that roll through the potential to cause injury or death that is a different issue. >> reporter: as to why that car ran the red light last week, uber says it was human error and if the company obtains a permit it will be required to report those incidents. uber is already testing its self-driving car in pittsburgh, where no permits are required. the company believes it's being unfairly singled out and compares its technology to the autopilot feature that is already on tesla cars and does not require a permit. carter evans, cbs news, studio city, california. well, north carolina did not repeal its controversial bathroom bill and socially conservatives are pleased. the state legislature met in a special session yesterday to repeal the law known as hb2. but a deal that called for the city of charlotte to do away with its anti-discrimination ordinance in exchange for lawmakers to repeal hb2 fell
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apart. >> the legislature had a chance to do the right thing for north carolina. and they failed. >> the law has cost the state millions of dollars in lost jobs, sports events, and boycotts. the legislature distant meet again until january. and delta is defending its decision to remove two men from a flight at london's heathrow airport yesterday. >> we spoke a different language on the plane and now we are getting kicked out. >> that is insane. >> reporter: youtube celebrity adam solaa say they were removed from the flight because they spoke arabic on the phone. other passengers said they felt uncomfortable. other times he has shown speaking arabic on planes. he says this was not a prank but some passengers are not so sure. >> my guess is that it was not discriminatory in any way and that he was actually acting out of line and rude. i'm not sure what happened before but the way he was acting
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in a very arrogant way immediately brought out the camera and it seemed very prepared. >> delta said in a statement in appears the customers who were removed sought to disrupt the cabin with provocative behavior, including shouting. this type of conduct is not welcome on any delta flight. coming up on the "morning news." now, funding fight. texas moves to block planned parenthood from medicaid funds. and only in canada. a man pulls up to a drive-thru in a zamboni. this is the "cbs morning news."
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were still pretty surprised to see one in a drive-thru line. he has an ice rink in his backyard and was driving home. pretty much the most canadian thing you will see all day long and i can say that with authority. there is a showdown in texas. and a church arson arrest. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the clarion ledger of mississippi reports that a man is accused of torching the church that he attends. the predominantly church was burned last month. the suspect who is black is held on an arson count and a motive has not been released. the lexington herald leader of kentucky says a louisville mall plans to ban a woman for his racist rant. her tirade in a jcpenney was caught on camera. >> tell them to go back to where they along.
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they come here to live and act like everybody else! >> a witness says the woman got angry after she believed one of the hispanic women cut in line. the store plans to reimburse the insulted women for their purchases. well, the "houston chronicle" says plant parenthood is acting a judge to protect its medicaid funding in texas. the state plans to block the money for clinics next month. federal courts have stopped similar moves in other republican-controlled states. the governor of texas is an abortion opponent. the "los angeles times" explains why the prices of some life saving drugs were suddenly shot up. a senate report released yesterday details how four companies exploited the market by getting the rights to decades old medicines. the companies are touring retrofin, valient. the bbc says smog red alerts are up for a sixth straight day in much of northern china.
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people are being told to inside or wear masks if they go out. the pollution gets worse in winter when people burn coal to heat their homes. the "detroit free press" says there will soon be a place for diners who can't decide if they want pancakes or chicken wing. the world's first ihop/applebee's is scheduled to open next year. you can there for breakfast and move on over for lunch. still ahead, gearing up for the jackpot for the largest lottery in the world rose to more than $2 billion.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ hey i put new shoes on and suddenly everything is right ♪ >> pope francis talks the talk about being frugal but he also walks the walk. the pontiff bought a pair of shoes tuesday at a pharmacy in rome. he picked an orthopaedic type to ease his foot pain. the 80-year-old pontiff suffers from sciatica. on the cbs "moneywatch" now. a jackpot tops $2 billion. hena daniels is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning. >> good morning.
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here on wall street, trading volume is falling sharply. struggling health care companies pulled the markets down yesterday. the dow jones lost 32 points and s&p finished five points lower and the nasdaq lost 12 months. last month home sales hit their highest level since february of 2007 up seven-tenths of a percent. that is up from a year ago. sales rose 8% in the northeast but fell in the west and midwest. there is concern that a shortage of inventory, higher prices and higher mortgage rates will pull down the market next year. ikea agrees to pay $50 million to settle a lawsuit over falling dressers. three children were killed when the dressers tipped over. after the third child was killed ikae announced it was recalling 29 million dressers. the world's largest
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sweepstakes has 2 billion. spain's annual christmas lottery. no one walks away with billions. but the top prize is worth about $4 million. there are usually dozens of those and about 15,000 people win something. tickets online cost about $40. >> i like that idea. share the joy a little bit at this time of the year. hena daniels at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, hena. still to come, giving thanks this holiday. a pregnant waitress receives a generous surprise from a customer. with this ring, i will loveten you...forever. only kay jewelers has both the visibly brighter leo diamond. and our very own now & forever collection. kay - the number one jewelry store for... yes! ♪ every kiss begins with kay.
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can't hold it back any more ♪ >> zookeepers in toronto created a new friend for their giant panda and you couldn't love him much more unless maybe he had a nose made of bamboo. the panda had hours of frosty fun trying to climb the snowman and if you're used to pandering to your audience or we are accused of pandering to our audience, we plead no contest. we are pandering. a man's e-cigarette caught fire yesterday on a bus in fresno, california. he received hospital treatment for burns to his hand and thigh. firefighters who responded don't know why the battery-powered device exploded. a waitress in arizona is sleeping a little easier after a customer left a $900 tip on a $61 tab. the waitress is expecting and her boyfriend needs knee
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surgery. the customer wrote this is god's money. he gave it to us so we could give it to you. third time in a year a duke basketball player is caught tripping an opponent. it happened last night in north carolina. he threw a fit when he was called for a technical. allen tearfully apologized. >> i made another mistake. i have to try to be better again, just like i try to be better last year. >> allen was benched for a while but duke coach mike krzyzewski used him in the second half. now krzyzewski called the tripping inexcusable, but isn't saying how or if he'll punish his player. duke won by 11. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the top smart home tech gadgets. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news."
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here is another look at this morning's top story. an international manhunt is under way for a tunisian man. german authorities say may have carried out the attack on a berlin christmas market. anis amri denied asylum in germany and under surveillance six months this year as someone with ties to islamic extremist. this morning, german authorities confirm four people who had contact with amri were arrested. military families are experiencing a little holiday magic, thanks to top-secret operations. jim axelrod reports on some special reunions. >> reporter: when army lieutenant bo farrell wished notre dame's team well on
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monday, a good night became great for his brother mack, the starting point guard. great to have bo safe from where matt thought was afghanistan. >> i love you and i miss you very much. >> reporter: but when it turned out bo was actually in south be bend, a moment these brothers will remember forever! same thing at white water elementary school in virginia last week. jackson rescot had an x-box at the top of his list. >> i think i have a bit of christmas magic for you. >> reporter: but santa had a better idea. marine sergeant david prescott deployed over seas the last eight and a half months, left his son's jaw hanging open, until he reached for a hug. for the last couple of weeks, t 'tis has been the season for a
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battalion of military moms and dads, sons and daughters. >> daddy! >> to pull off the kind of surprise attack. >> is that why you never called me back? >> reporter: no one minds being the targeted. just this week, a couple of daughters recording the mannequin challenge at their school in oklahoma, had a surprise waiting at the end of the line. seeing their dad for the first time in a year! >> i miss you! >> reporter: specialist christine rainey surprised her 10-year-old kayla in south carolina. and air force master sergeant john lang shocked his 20-year-old daughter. a hockey nut whose first chicago blackhawks game ever. >> madison, it's dad. >> reporter: was bittersweet since her dad wasn't there to share it -- until he was! another holiday antidote to all of that news that has left us
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asking what is wrong with the world, by showing us what is right! jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >> if that doesn't make you misty-eyed, i don't know. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a look at how shipping companies are scrambling to get your packages delivered in time for christmas. plus, jeff glor shows us around the florida ever glade as part of the ongoing series "america the beautiful" to celebrate 100 years of the national park service. is this is the "cbs morning news."
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well, drivers rejoyce a major construction project that has inconvenienced and frustrated commuters for years has just wrapped up, the big changes you'll see this morning as you hit i-95. the hunt for a terrorist, new details we're learning this morning about the man suspect of killing 12 people and hurting 48 others at a berlin christmas market and reward now being offered. and future in philly, reason vice-president biden may be making his way to our area after leaving office. and today is thursday, december 22nd, good morning, i'm jim donovan. aim jan carabao. plus if you live in pennsylvania you may see a big change by the way you travel will by plane but first you


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