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captioning funded by cbs it's friday, january 5th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking for a deep freeze. the snow is gone. now a blast of bone-chilling cold air is on the way. on sale now, "fire and fury," the book president trump didn't want released hit store shelves overnight. and the marijuana legalization could be in trouble as the attorney general ramps up a federal fight. 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. millions of people up and down the east coast are waking up to dangerously cold temperatures after a powerful winter storm pummeled the region with snow, ice, and wind. more than a foot of snow fell in many places across the northeast yesterday. in new england, coastal flooding reached historic levels. there have been at least 18 weather-related deaths. hena doba is here in new york with the very latest. hena, good morning r good morning, anne-marie. after the winter weather dropped several inches of snow here in columbus, they're bracing for a deep freeze. many will be waking up to temperatures in the teens or single digits. a woman in massachusetts being rescued by a front loader. the first floor flooded aft edf the snow and wind weren't
enough. others nearby also experienced historic flooding. >> it was pounding. >> reporter: nearly 500 national guard members were called in for flood merges in several states. most are still digging out from the snow. plymouth, connecticut, got caught off guard by almost a foot and a half. the accumulation in maryland was so bad in parted even these two snow plows got stuck and in new york city, the iconic lights and signs were barely visible at the height of the storm. this tractor trailer was left blocking an intersection. as extreme cold is expected to freeze anything that hasn't been shoveled away. officials all day on the coast are asking people to stay off the roads. police officers in particularly warm weather states like here in south carolina are particularly
worried about drivers who have never had to deal with icy conditions. >> unless you're driving a zambo zamboni, you're not going to be able to control the vehicle, especially at higher speeds. >> reporter: many states will be in for another round early next week as a system developing in the northwest makes its way east. forecasters are predicting with the bitter cold and high winds, some areas will feel as low as minus 15 degrees. anne-marie. >> oh, that sounds absolutely awful. hena doba here in new york city. thank you so much. well, more than a thousand flights are already canceled today as airports up and down the east coast try to dig out from the snow and ice. nearly 5,000 flights were canceled yesterday. jfk international airport was forced to close, and operations were shut down at boston's logan int international airport. planes circled in the air looking for an open airport to
lachbltd one british airways flight had to turn around and go back to london. chief meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbz has the latest. >> after our major storm that brought accumulating snow from florida all the way up to maine, it's all about the cold now. a big bitter blast of cold air is coming down and setting up shot across parts of the great lakes, the northeast, and the coast. we have widespread windchill advisories and freeze warnings all the way down to west florida. so that care air extends all the way down to the coldest and sunniest spots. they'll be quite chilly by florida standards as we look at friday. here are your windchills. throughout friday, a lot of winds still being generated by that storm system and the windchill values will stay very low at the start of the weekend. as for our high temperatures, not very high.
many will be record-setting friday into saturday, anywhere from cleveland to boston where highs will stay in the single digits to start the weekend. do we want some good news. a chance for some milder air to begin fighting bachlkt good old-fashioned january thaw a week after that. changes are coming. i'm meteorologist eric fisher for cbs news. on to politics now. president trump reportedly pushed jeffrey sessions. "the new york times" first reported the president told white house counsel to urge sessions not to step aside. sessions recused himself in march. the "times" said when mcgahn was not successful the president got angry. the white house did not respond to a request for comments. the explosive new book "fire
and fury: inside the trump white house" went on sale at midnight. "business insider" author michael wolff. i turned him down many times for author of phony book. i never spoke to him for book. full of lies, misrepresentations, and sources that don't exist. look at his past and watch what happens to him and sloppy steve. the president's lawyers tried to block the release of the book after edwards' release this week. mola lenghi reports. >> reporter: president trump tried to distance himself. bannon quoted the book that is highly critical of the president. >> the big picture here is a picture of a white house that is chaotic, of a president whose impulses whipsaw the white house of a lot of backstabbing, front
stabbed. >> reporter: it was cede donald trump jr. and jared kushner were treasonous. >> it gives validation to something the white house and the president have been trying to undermine. >> reporter: when news of the trump tower meeting first broke, president trump huddled with advisers on air force one to discuss how to framt the meeting, but it may have cost the president one of his top lawyers. michael wolff writes mike kur reka real la had resigned. it would fall under mueller's investigation michael wolff also writes. president trump plans to meet with a bipartisan group of senators at the white house next week to try to work out an
immigration deal. lawmakers are trying to come up with a plan that extends the legal status of hundreds of thousands of d.r.e.a.m.ers who were brought to the u.s. as children. and there's new uncertainty in the movement to legalize marijuana. attorney general jeff sessions rescinded a policy that eased enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states where the drug is legal. in a memo he said federal prosecutors can decide on their own how aggressively they enforce marijuana laws based on the demands of their district. the drug remains illegal federally even though some states have legalized it. in colorado his office will not change its approach in how it prosecutes marijuana crimes. north korea and south korea have agreed to their first talks. it will be the first talk in two years. a seoul official said north korea accepted an offer to meet
at a border village to discuss how to improve relations. this comes after the u.s. said it would delay exercises until after the olympics. the new year brought a new milestone on wall street. the dow jones industrial average closed above 25,000 for the first time ever yesterday. diane king hall is a new york stock exchange with that and more. diane, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. the milestone comes actually two months -- less than two mosses after it passed the 20,000 number in november. all three major averages closed at new record highs. blue chips rallied some 150 points to reach 25,075. the nasdaq added nearly 11 points and the kicked off another 18 points. on wednesday the s&p 500 closed
above 2700 for the first time ever key level. earlier the nasdaq closed above the 7000 mark for the first time. this is now the second longest bull market on record, anne-marie? >> and the year just started. diane king hall. we'll talk to you later. coming up on the "morning news" now, open water, why a ban in offsore drilling is in danger. and a massive fire breaks out in frigid chicago. this is the "cbs morning news." and lose weight with contrave. it's fda-approved to help adults who are overweight or struggle with obesity lose weight and keep it off. contrave is believed to work on two areas of the brain: your hunger center... i'm so hungry. (avo) and your reward system... ice cream.
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on the morning newsstand. "the baltimore sun" said millions of dollars have been returned after the project grew too excessive or took too long. they've lost out on about $66 million on state money after approved repair projects didn't meet state regulations meant to prevent waste. the school system has received complaints about lack of heat in 60 schools that have left children shivering. the "washington post" reports on president trump's plan for drilling. it would allow drilling in most u.s. keynocontinental shelf wat and open up waters in california for the first time in more than three decades. the plan drew opposition from several governors including governors in florida and maryland. the "richmond
times-dispatch" says yancey won the election but they won't concede. it ended in a tie after the recount. yancey's name was pulled from a bowl yesterday to determine the winner. his victory allows republicans to keep a slim 51-49 majority in the house. simonds could ask for another recount. and the "houston chronicle" says nasa is launching a mission to study the little known boundary between earth and outer space. nasa will send a probe later this month to study the zone known as the ionosphere. it will looked a how communications are impacted. and britain's "guardian" says indiana jan jewelry was stolen in venice. thieves made off with jewelry owned by a royal family.
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39 sears storeses will close between march and april. that's in addition to 250 announced last year. macy's will shed some cutting about 5,000 jobs. it's about an overall plan to close some 150 places. cdc warns may be linked to e. coli. five were hospitalized and two died. the cdc says the outbreak started in mid-november. and tax season will begin monday, january 29th, mark your calendars. the irs said it will start accepting paper and electronic filings that day. the deadline is april 17th.
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our top stories this morning. record-breaking snow and cold will impact people from the mid-atlantic to the northeast this morning. the east coast is still digging out from a blizzard that dropped more than a foot of snow in some places. in new england coastal flooding reached historic levels. at least 18 deaths are being blamed on the weather. and the explosive book "fire and fury" hit shelves at midnight. at one store in washington it sold out in 20 minutes. the book is highly critical of the president. he tried to prevent its release and said it is full of lies, misrepresentations, and sources that don't exist. major security flaws have
been found in the chips that power most of the world's computers and smartphones. jock black stone hjohn blacksto details. >> reporter: since the earliest days of computer mail, security has been a prime focus but now security experts say that search for speed has discovered two flaws, >> they power your biggest computers to maybe your cell phone. >> it's a design flaw in how these chips were designed. that's why many of these chips
across many vendors are affected. >> reporter: the fear is that sophisticated hackers could steal passwords which would unlock private information on everything from personal commuters and smartphones to cloud service. given that scale, how big is this problem now? >> you know, everybody in the world is racing to fix it or find out a way to take advantage of it. it is definitely a race between the attacker and the defender. in those races it's usually the attacker who has the advantage. in a statement intel says they expect to issue updates of more than 90% of processor products introduced within the past five years. so far there ee's no evidence t hackers can get in. but the software patch could slow down computers by as much as 30%. john blackstone, cbs news, san
francisco. coming up on san francisco, the aftermath of the northeast blizzard will be in hard-hit boston and look at the storm's impact on travel in the reason. plus facebook ceo mark zuckerberg is resolving to spend 2018 fixing issues with his social media website. and clothing for the vertically challenges. jamie wax tells us about a store that caters to men 5'8" and under. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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>> this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news" this morning. >> one day after nor'easter hits the region the concern now turns to the dangerous cold. >> sub zero windchills and temperatures, no better than the teens. after the winter storm comes the clean up. we will show you where residents are digging out from over a foot of snow. >> now a live look from the mobile weather watcher. be careful, any un treated surfaces have likely turned to ice. >> today is friday, january 5th, good morning, i'm rahel solomon. >> i'm jan carabeo. jim donovan is off today. school closings and delays are scrolling at the bottom of our screen right now, and there are a lot of them this morning all philadelphia public schools and archdioces schools are closed again today. >> now a check of