tv CBS Morning News CBS February 8, 2013 4:00am-4:30am PST
the major nor easter is taking shape this morning right off the banks of north carolina and this is going to rapidly strengthen throughout the day as it continues to move off to the north and northeast. by 7:00 this evening we've got a full-blown storm with rain mixing with snow from the coast from long island to north. everywhere north of there that's going to be heavy snow, and then overnight tonight into saturday morning that is when the storm and the blizzard is really going to be raging and it will be all snow up and down the coastline. some of this will be extremely heavy, and, of course, in spots we're also going to see blizzard conditions. wet is the snow potential through saturday. where we see these pink areas we could be talking more than two feet of snow in the most extreme cases and the purple area extending into northern new jersey indicates the possibility of a foot of snow and maybe even a little bit more than that. again, it's just a case where some areas are going to see a little more than that and some less.
but that gives you a general idea of what to expect. i'm david bernard, cbs news, miami. well, the storm will impact an area called home for millions and many started preparing for a weekend full of snow. tetiana anderson is in new york with more. good morning, tetiana. >> reporter: anne-marie, good morning. it hasn't even started snowing here in the big apple, but we're already feeling the effects. some 3,000 flights canceled all across the northeast including airports like boston's logan and the three major airports that service new york city. and for those people who aren't traveling, well, there are just a few hours left to get supplies before this potentially historic snowfall starts. a familiar scene playing out across new england, people grabbing supplies and food ahead of the storm. the only thing more popular than snow shovels and rock salt seem to be milk and bread. >> craziness as usual for a snowstorm. >> oh, it's crazy. it was a madhouse.
>> i'm going to the liquor store. >> people are worried about the snow. i'm not worried about it. >> reporter: but officials in massachusetts are. the governor asked all nonemergency state workers to stay home today, urged all schools to close, and asked people to stay off the roads to allow the state's army of plow trucks to do their work. in addition to snow, the nor'easter is expected to churn up fierce waves and threatening coastal flooding. that could pose a major problem in areas around new york city that are still recovering from superstorm sandy. >> we can handle the snow. we just don't need any more water. >> the last thing we need after this hurricane, you know, but what can we do? we just ride it out like we did the last time. >> reporter: new york city is readying a fleet of 365 plow trucks. they'll be responsible for keeping more than 6,300 miles of city streets cleared of snow. >> that's like going from here to los angeles and back. >> reporter: and for the first time during major snowstorm, the city will be using its plow tracker system.
it allows the public to see where the plows have been by logging onto the city's website. forecasters are predicting we could get 14 inches of snow here in new york city. boston, up to 2 feet. and, anne-marie, keep in mind the record snowfall there in boston is a little over 27.5 inches. >> oh, boy. everybody's preparing for the worst. thank you. tetiana anderson in new york. well, overnight california law officials continue their search for an ex-cop who's hunting other police officers. christopher dorner is heavily armed, accused of killing tree people and he posted a hit list online. the manhunt covers three states and the coast of mexico. teresa garcia is outside los angeles police headquarters. teresa, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. this has certainly been a tense location out here with so many officers stationed on different corners. we even have a chopper that's been flying overhead with a searchlight going around. you know, this is a sweeping
manhunt. as you said it's extended across california through the u.s./mexico border and through nevada and the latest search has been up in the snowy part of the community with officers following foottracks tracks but so far he's still on the loose. police say helicopters equipped with infrared light searched through the night for christopher dorner. they say he's now hunting his former colleagues. >> the streets will be full of patrol cars. >> reporter: the heaviest search is taking place in the mountain community of big bare, california. dorner's burned out truck was found there thursday afternoon and a door-to-door search is under way. >> we're going to head back down closer to where we live and keep our family safe. >> reporter: dorner posted a manifesto on his facebook page where he vowed to get revenge for being fired in 2009. >> dorner is considered to be armed and extremely dangerous. >> reporter: outside lapd headquarters officers here are taking the unusual step of patrolling their own
headquarters in case dorner attacks. >> he knows what he's doing. we trained him. he was also a member of the armed forces. >> reporter: polic say dorner began his rampage on sunday killing monica quan and her fiance. her father former lamd captain randy quan representing dorner at his hearings. he said, quote, i never had the opportunity to have a family of my own. i'm terminating yours. police say dorner shot an lapd officer in corona early thursday morning, wounding him. 20 minutes later they say he ambushed two riverside officers, seriously injuring one and killing the other. and since this has all unfolded, anne-marie, the 10,000 lapd force has dispatched officers to more than 40 potential targets, which include police officers and their families. also lapd has taken motorcycle officers off the street fearing they will be easy targets.
as for dorner he says he stopped fearing death a long time ago. he says he wanted his name cleared but doesn't believe he'll be alive to see that. anne-marie back to you. >> teresa garcia in los angeles thank you. well, the u.s. military is making changes following its response to the attack on the u.s. mission in libya. outgoing secretary of defense leon panetta was grilled during the attack on capitol hill yesterday. panetta was pressed about the president's involvement. he said he learned about the assault while meeting with mr. obama. mr. obama told him to deploy forces as quickly as possible, but panetta did not speak to the president after that. >> the event was over before -- >> it lasted almost eight hours and my question to you is during that eight-hour period, did the president show any curiosity about how's this going, what kind of assets do you have helping these people? did he ever make that phone
call? >> look. there's no question in my mine the president of the united states was concerned about american lives. >> well, with all due respect i don't believe that's a credible statement if he never called and asked you, are we helping these people, what's happening to them. snopa any ta also said that he supported a plan to help and president obama decided against it. also on capitol hill the drone strike was an issue and john brennan was key. brennan defended the program. he said drone strikes are used against targets that pose an imminent threat, not for retribution. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: protesters held up the start of john brennan's senate confirmation hearing. >> as the president's nominee -- >> reporter: officers removed demonstrators upset over the u.s. drone strike program brennan helped manage. the president's pick for cia director then faced senators. lawmakers recently got a look at a recent document explaining why the obama administration believes drone strikes can also
gaert target americans who join with terrorists overseas. >> it's the idea of giving any president unfettered power to kill an american without checks and balances that's so troubling. >> reporter: brennan defended the policy. >> the president has insisted that any actions we take will be legally grounded. >> reporter: brennan was up for cia director in 2009, but withdrew his name from consideration after questions arose about his role in the war on terror. brennan was a cia executive when the bush administration used harrish interrogation techniques like waterboarding, but he denies any involvement. >> waterboarding is reprehensive and something that should not be done. >> reporter: human rights groups opposed brennan's nomination. a protesser had to be removed from the hearing. she said drone strikes also kill innocent americans. >> this is not the american way.
>> reporter: the senate committee will review the hearing testimony and vote on his confirmation later this month. danielle nottingham, cbs news, capitol hill. coming up next a look at this morning's business headlines, and later, shedding pounds with your smartphone. we'll show you some apps designed to get you back in shape. this is the "cbs morning news." designed to get you back in shape. this is the "cbs morning news." new revlon luxurious colorsilk buttercream™ triple butter complex for superior hair color, gorgeous texture and amazing shine. new revlon luxurious colorsilk buttercream™
♪ don't let great deals pass you by, at the petsmart stock up and save sale. save up to 25% on thousands of items and save 20% on whisker city® cat furniture, hooded litter boxes, cat fountains and more. exclusively at petsmart®. [ female announcer ] imagine skin so healthy, it never gets dry again. can your moisturizer do that? [ female announcer ] dermatologist recommended aveeno has an oat formula, now proven to build a moisture reserve, so skin can replenish itself. that's healthy skin for life. only from aveeno.
first lady michelle obama is expected to attend a funeral tomorrow in chicago of a 15-year-old girl who performed with her high school band at president obama's inauguration. hadiya pendleton was shot near a playground outside her home more than a week ago. police say she was not the intended target. a $40,000 reward is offered for information leading to her killer. on the "cbs moneywatch" now, a major investor sues apple, plus americans step up borrowing. ashley morrison is here in new
york with that and more. good morning, ashley. >> good morning, anne-marie. most asians saw profit margins. tokyo's nikkei rose 2% snapping a 12-week winning streak while hong kong's hang seng gained a fraction. concerns about troubled economy pushed wall street stocks lower. the dow jones industrial average lost 42 points thursday. the nasdaq fell 3 points. green lite capital, a major investor in apple is suing for stockpiling cash. apple has about $137 billion in cash. greenlight wants the money given to shareholders. apple is still the world's most valuable company, but its stock has lost 35% of its value since september due to slower growth. the possible merger of american airlines and us airways reportedly could benefit american greatly. "the wall street journal" says american would gain access to hubs in seven of the nation's nine busiest airports. details of the possible deal
between both airlines are still being worked out. and americans borrowed more mostly to pay student loans and to buy cars. the federal loan reserve say americans cut back sharply on credit card use from november to december. at the same time consumer borrowing rose to more than $2.5 trillion. that is the highest level on record. anne-marie? >> i guess that's pretty good. people feeling confident about those big ticket items, right? >> absolutely. >> all right. ashley morrison in new york, thank you. in sports, another one bites the dust. a buzzer beater that takes down college basketball's top ranked team. on a college basketball top ranked team. [ male announcer ] in blind taste tests, even ragu users chose prego. prego?! but i've bought ragu for years. [ thinking ] wonder what other questionable choices i've made? i choose date number 2! whooo! [ sigh of relief ] [ male
announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. i'm lorenzo. i work for 47 different companies. well, technically i work for one. that company, the united states postal service® works for thousands of home businesses. because at usps.com® you can pay, print and have your packages picked up for free. i can even drop off free boxes. i wear a lot of hats. well, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal service® no business too small. [ female announcer ] when a woman wears a pad she can't always move the way she wants. now you can. with stayfree ultra thins. flexible layers move with your body while
thermocontrol wicks moisture away. keep moving. stayfree. here's ak here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new york, a mix of snow and rain, 37 the high. miami can expect thunderstorms, 83 the high. mostly cloudy in chicago, 34 the high. dallas, partly sunny. los angeles, occasional showers, 59 the high. in sports now, make it five weeks in a row that the top ranked college basketball team has lost. number one indiana visiting illinois. the hoosiers controlled most of the game, but with less than a second to play and the score tied, illinois inbounds the ball and tyler griffey hits the game-winning layup as the time expires. the fans rush the court to celebrate illinois's dramatic 74-72 win. in one of nba's fiercest rivalries was renewed as the lakers visited the celtics in
boston. paul pierce leads the way for the celtics scoring 21 points. boston blows out l.a., 116-95. and one of hockey's toughest rivalries turned bloody, but it wasn't one of the players. new york rangers' announcer john gianone took a puck to the face and kept on broadcasting while he was being treated. 4-1 win over the new york islanders. >> well, there are 364 days go before the 2014 winter games in sochi, russia. on thursday russian president vladimir putin began the official countdown. it will be russia's first time hosting the winter games. when we return, weight loss help from your smartphone. we'll show you apps that promise to help you shed those extra pounds.
[ male announcer ] rocky had no idea why dawn was gone for so long... ...but he'd wait for her forever, for any reason, and would always be there with the biggest welcome home. for a love this strong, dawn only feeds him iams. compared to other leading brands, it has 50% more animal protein. ...to help keep rocky's body as strong as a love that never fades... if he ever lets her leave again. iams. keep love strong. manhunt continues for a fugitive ex- cop. the new obstacle that will help him cover his tracks. plus: double trouble two winter storms barrel down on
the northeast. the impact on bay area flights. and grab your coat and umbrella. hi-def doppler is picking up rain in our area. when we can expect to see some sun again. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30. here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country today. washington, occasional rain, 50.
atlanta, mostly cloudy 63. st. louis, lots of sunshine. denver, mostly sunny as well. seattle, partly sunny, 44 the high. well, by this time of the year, a lot of people may have given up on their new year's resolution to lose weight, but if you are looking for a little motivation, there are apps for that. marlie hall looks at how they work. >> reporter: esther is trying to get back in shape. >> i had lost 17 pounds a few years ago and kept them off probably two to three -- two years. slowly they started coming back. >> reporter: she says she regained the weight when she stopped using an app on her phone called lose it!. >> it makes it much easier. you can scan the bar code and it will calculate what you ate for you. i put waffle. here's my waffle. >> reporter: studies have shown people who keep track of their calories and exercise whether on
paper or online increase their chances of losing weight. popular diet apps like lose it! and my fitness pound make it more convenient. >> when it's in an app, you actually see immediately how many calories you're taking in so you know how many you have left for the day. >> reporter: but health experts want the apps only work if you're totally honest and record everything you eat. another thing to keep in mind, some of the apps vary. >> some overestimate how many calories you burn while you exercises. so if you walked for a couple of miles and it says you burned 600 calories, be careful not to eat 600 calories. >> reporter: now that esther is back on her app, she feels she has to eat better. she wants to lose 20 pounds before she turns 50 later this year. marlie hall, cbs news, new york. whitney houston is being honored in wax. four figures of the late singer were unveiled at madame tussauds
yesterday. each represents a memorable point in her career. tight first time they've created four statues of one person. you can watch the documentaries as well on how they honored houston when she passed away. "the grammys will go on:a death in the family" will air on sunday. 55th grammy airs sunday at 8:00, 7:00 central, rather, right here on cbs. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning" gayle king is in los angeles with it. "cbs this morning" gayle king is in los angeles with it. with cream and it -- mommy, what's going on? what are you doing? so when we did the blonde roast she finally went from a splash of coffee to only a splash of cream. and i thought that was so cool, i said "well she's enjoying this." ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
in a controversial move last much russian president vladimir putin banned americans from adopting russian children. more than a thousand americans who were hoping to adopt russian children were caught in the middle. elaine quijano has an update on one of those families. >> reporter: we first met robert and kim summers a month ago.
they were a week away from picking up their new son preston if there a russian orphanage when russian president vladimir putin announced a ban on adopting russian children. >> i cannot put into words how my wife and i feel right now. wi asked president putin, please, consider alternate means but don't let these children suffer, please. that's all we ask. >> reporter: despite the ban, the summers decided to travel to russia. when you left for russia, did you know for sure that you'd be able to bring preston home? >> we did not know. we just prayed and kept the faith and just kept believing, you know, that all of our efforts would pay off. >> reporter: it was mid-january, and they visited preston in his orphanage outside moscow. they finalized his paperwork and went to pick up his passport at a russian government office. >> and she looked at it and she
said in russian, americans? i thought there was a ban on americans. how can we give them this passport. >> we held our breath and i gasped for air and i said, oh, no, please, don't let us go through all this and we're going to have problems. >> reporter: they returned the next day and found out the ban did not apply to them because the judge had already signed off on their adoption before the law was passed. five days later, they left russia and brought preston home. >> robert and i looked at each other and we said, it's okay. it's over. and i can't even tell you the relief at how elated we are. i completely understand when a mother says that she takes one look at her newborn child and instantly is in love with that child. >> i love you. >> i'm in love with him.
i'm in love with him. and i do believe that he's in love with us too. >> reporter: the state department estimates just 50 american families whose adoptions have been approved by judges will be allowed to leave russia with their new children. the summers consider themselves blessed to be among them. elaine quijano, cbs news, freehold, new jersey. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," special coverage of the blizzard hitting the northeast. we'll have an update on the travel in the region, plus the hunt for an ex-cop in a deadly shooting spree. we'll hear from former lapd chief bill bratton. and carly rae jepsen talks with gayle in our grammy preview. that's the "cbs morning news" for now. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great weekend. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. hi, good morning. it is friday, we love that. it's february the 8th. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now about 4:30. we love friday especially this weekend. it's looking nice. >> weekend looks nice. today's still wet. seeing showers around the area, snow in the mountaintops. our hi-def doppler showing rain sagging to the south. we'll have more on the weekend forecast coming up. >> and outside right i know the bay bridge has two lanes blocked approaching the pay gates. we'll have much more on your overnight roadwork, slick roads and an accident developing in danville. >> thank you. developing news in southern california. they are on edge down there.
the manhunt for the former police officer accused of three murders is centered in the mountains of los angeles. his burned-out truck was found there. searchers found footprints in the snow of christopher dorner. it is cold there this morning with nothing expected. teresa garcia has more from the heavily fortified l.a. police headquarters. >> reporter: police say helicopters equipped with infrared and thermal imaging searched through the night for 33-year-old christopher dorner the ex-lapd officer they say is now hunting his former colleagues. >> the streets will be full of patrol cars. >> reporter: the heaviest search is taking place in big bear, california. dorner's burned-out truck was found there thursday afternoon and a door-to-door search is under way. >> we'll head back down closer to where we live and keep my family safe. >> reporter: dorner posted a manifesto on his facebook page