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no sign of our neighbor's house. it's really gone. >> tornado recovery, communities hit hard by sunday's deadly severe weather outbreak try to get back on their feet. another scrape with the law for george zimmerman. the man acquitted in the killing of trayvon martin is arrested and charged with assaulting his girlfriend. >> you just broke my glass e.bl you just broke my sunglasses, and you put your gun in my freaking face. mark my words, friends, this is going to be outright war. in the next election. and embattled toronto mayor rob ford has his powers stripped during a rowdy city council session. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, november 19th. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, november 19th. 2013. captioning funded by cbs good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green.
we are learning more about the batch of violent storms that plowed through 12 states flattening entire neighborhoods. the series of tornadoes swept through the midwest sunday, leaving at least eight people dead. but if not for accurate early warnings, the toll could have been much higher. meanwhile, thousands remain without power. in washington, illinois, as many as 500 homes were either damaged or destroyed. bigad shaban is in washington. bigad, good morning. >> reporter: anne-marie, good morning to you. the kind of tornado that whipped through here only comes about every ten years according to the national weather service. and for those who still may have homes to return to in this community, the power is still out. officials say it could be days before electricity is restored. the recovery is under way for thousands of people who lost their homes. curt and bridget williams walked out of their basement in washington, illinois, sunday, to find just about everything gone.
>> now, these are actually the clothes that we're at least able to dig out. >> reporter: the town is doing all it can to help. it even set up a day care so kids can play while their parents look through rubble. leave it to a child to best describe what happened to the homes in his neighborhood. >> they're crushed from the storm. and mommy just cried all the time. >> reporter: the storms killed at least eight people here in the midwest. officials say with all of this destruction, that number could have been much higher. but accurate forecasting and early warning systems helped save lives. >> we heard the sirens go off. >> reporter: jack ravallo was at home with his three daughters when the emergency sirens blared. >> i looked around the tree line, i saw a refrigerator 300 feet in the air. >> reporter: he said they had just enough warning to escape to the basement. >> if it wasn't for early response, all these people would be done. >> reporter: and people here say one other thing helped. the timing.
it was 11:10 a.m. on a sunday morning. >> a lot of folks were at church. >> reporter: now despite all the destruction seen here and across the midwest, this has not been a particularly active year for tornadoes. so far in the u.s., we've seen about 880 tornadoes, but anne-marie, that's about 500 less than what we usually see by this time of year. >> bigad shaban in washington, illinois, thank you very much. well, princeton university is offering to its stupids a meningitis vaccine that's been approved in europe and australia, but not here in the united states. since march, seven cases of meningitis have been confirmed on the princeton campus. last week the fda approved importing the vaccine. meningitis is rare in the u.s. but victims can die in a few days, and survivors can suffer mental disabilities. the first doses will be available next month. in other medical news, the new guidelines for cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are being questioned. some doctors argue they significantly overestimate the
risk for certain groups. now in an article to be published today, two researchers argue the new guidelines suggest statin treatment for about twice as many middle-aged americans may significantly benefit from them. doctors who devised the new guidelines argue they are part of a process to help figure out who should take a statin. but dr. steven nissen of the cleveland clinic said the guidelines should have been tested more thoroughly. >> the right thing is to pull back from these guidelines. put this out for public comment. let independent scientists examine the risk calculator. because we're talking about the treatment of tens of millions of americans with medications. we have to get this right to maintain the public support. >> old guidelines made it easier for doctors to determine risk by relying on specific cholesterol numbers. george zimmerman is due in court today to face charges involving a domestic dispute. it's the latest legal trouble
for the man acquitted in the shooting death of florida teen trayvon martin. vinita nair reports. >> reporter: george zimmerman is in trouble with the law again and has a new mug shot. it was taken after his girlfriend of three months samantha scheibe called police from her florida home. >> you just broke my glass table, just broke my sunglasses and you just put your gun in my freaking face. >> reporter: scheibe made the call with zimmerman in the room, but a few seconds later -- >> are you kidding me? he just pushed me out of my house and locked me out. >> reporter: with police outside, he placed his own call to 911. >> she's pregnant with our child. >> reporter: zimmerman claimed he never pulled a gun. >> she just started smashing stuff, taking stuff that belonged to me. >> reporter: zimmerman eventually surrendered to police. >> he's been charged with aggravated assault, battery domestic violence as well as criminal mischief.
>> reporter: the incident happened about 15 minutes where zimmerman killed trayvon martin in february of 2012. he was later acquitted of murder. in september, he was arrested following a domestic dispute with his estranged wife shellie, just days after she filed for divorce, but no charges were filed. zimmerman will appear in court on tuesday. vinita nair, cbs news. a pennsylvania minister will learn his fate this morning. reverend frank schaefer was convicted on monday of breaking methodist church law by officiating his son's same-sex wedding. the methodist church accepts gay and lesbian members but it is incompatible with the christian teaching. a church jury will decide his punishment. and a sibling spat over same-sex marriage has embroiled one of the most prominent families. it's about more than just politics for the daughters of former vice president dick cheney. nancy cordes reports. >> reporter: the family feud burst into public view on sunday after liz cheney was asked about same-sex marriage on fox news
sunday. >> i do believe in the traditional definition of marriage. >> reporter: cheney's sister mary wedded her longtime partner heather poe in 2012 and they have two children. >> i love her family very much. this is just an issue in which we disagree. >> reporter: within hours mary fired back on facebook. liz, this isn't just an issue on which we disagree. you're just wrong. and on the wrong side of history. her wife weighed in, too. writing liz has shared holidays with our children to have her now say she doesn't support our right to marry is offensive to say the least. dick cheney has supported same-sex marriage for nearly a decade. but in a statement he and his wife lynne also voiced support for their oldest daughter's position saying liz has always believed in the traditional definition of marriage. she has always treated her sister and her sister's family with love and respect. that message was aimed directly
at wyoming where liz cheney is trying to run to the right of an already conservative incumbent senator named mike enzi. nancy cordes, cbs news, capitol hill. coming up on the "morning news", the launch of the mission to mars. and later, it's a wonderful sequel, a classic christmas movie may live on for many years after it was originally released. this is the "cbs morning news." this is the "cbs morning news." . brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you, he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas!
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sequel and jpmorgan reaches a major settlement. alexis christoforous is at the new york stock exchange and more. good morning. good morning. >> the government and jpmorgan chase are expected to announce an agreement today concerning the bank sale of low quality mortgage-backed securities. the $13 billion settlement will be the largest ever reached between the government and a corporation. the mortgage securities collapsed during the financial crisis. $6 billion of that settlement will be used to compensate investors. google is paying a $17 million fine to settle a privacy case involving people who use safari web browsers in 2012. a loophole allowed google to follow safari users without their permission. the fine will be divided between 37 states and the district of columbia. while stocks continue their upward trajectory, the dow has risen for six straight weeks now and is up 22% so far this year. yesterday, it reached another milestone, rising above 16,000 for the first time.
but it fell back by the end of the day. still, the dow ended up gaining 14 points. and the nasdaq lost nearly 37. asian markets were mixed as stocks pulled back from a rally. tokyo's nikkei lost a quarter percent, hong kong's hang seng was unchanged. hyundai plans to start selling a hydrogen-powered suv next year. it would be the first mass-market hydrogen-powered vehicle sold or leased in the u.s. the first market will be southern california and spread to other areas as hydrogen filling stations are built. hyundai says it's overcome safety and storage issues with a rear-mounted tank that passed numerous crash tests. and a classic christmas movie might be getting a sequel, according to the hollywood trade publication "variety" a follow-up to "it's a wonderful life" may be in the centered around the grandson of george bailey, jimmy stewart's character in the original.
>> look, daddy, every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings. >> actress karolyn grimes who played little zoo-zoo bailey in the original has agreed to play an angel in the sequel. no other actors or directors have signed on. they hope have to "it's a wonderful life" in theaters by the 2016 season. a whole new generation will be exposed to this classic. >> yeah, but that's a tough act to follow, i don't know. >> big shoes to fill. absolutely. >> alexis christoforous at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, alexis. straight ahead, your tuesday morning weather. and in sports, controversy on the final play of "monday night football". and toronto's mayor takes on his critics at a tumultuous city council meeting. to anything. ou can feel fret and feel better about doing it. better it with benefiber.
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hammered the midwest on sunday. the league allowed the chicago bears and baltimore ravens to kick off at noon despite the threat of high winds, heavy rain in the forecast. delay was eventually delayed and fans were told to take cover in soldier field concourse area. a league spokesman said the safety of fans, players and officials is the nfl's top concern. a dramatic finish in "monday night football" between carolina and new england. with the panthers trailing by three points late in the game, cam newton throws a 25-yard touchdown pass to ted ginn jr. for the lead. and on the last play of the game, tom brady's intercepted in the end zone. an official throws a flag. and it appears a carolina player commits a pass interference penalty, but the officials decide there's no foul on the play. carolina wins 24-20. and in college basketball, number 9 syracuse survived a scare at home. the orange needed a 10-0 run at the end of the game to bet st. francis, brooklyn, 56-50. syracuse has not lost a nonconference game at home since 2008.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., mostly sunny. 53 the high. atlanta, sunny and 60 the high. st. louis, sunny as well. cloudy in denver. seattle, expect rain. scandal tarnished toronto mayor rob ford is now mayor in name only. the toronto city council stripped ford of most of his powers and budget following a series of embarrassing admissions of illegal drug use and excessive drinking. yesterday's meeting was marked by chaos and yelling. a defiant ford called the council's actions a coup d'etat.
nancy cordes has the report. >> reporter: it was a city council meeting that saw mayor rob ford take on his detractors. >> you don't like saving money? >> reporter: ford charged the gallery, barreling into a city councilwoman. ford also mimed as if he was drinking and driving. mocking a councilman who admitted he was stopped at an alcohol checkpoint. in the end, city council overwhelmingly voted to transfer most of ford's powers to deputy leader who slashed his budget by 40%. ed mayor still has his title but that's about it. >> the mayor still has his statutory duties. they are mostly things he's chosen not to do anyway like represent the city internationally. >> we are taking action because of his deplorable conduct. >> reporter: in recent weeks ford has admitted to smoking crack cocaine, driving after drinking and purchasing illegal drugs. but a defiant ford said he's running for re-election and promised if his words outright war. >> well, folks, if you think american-style politics is not
heat, then you guys have just attacked kuwait. >> reporter: ford admits to buying illegal drugs and possibly driving while drunk, he denies he's an addict or alcoholic. he says he's not had a drop of alcohol in three weeks and vows to stop drinking altogether. ford calls his behavior excessive and stupid. a new television show featuring the mayor debuted last night. >> it's humbling. i want to thank my supporters for sticking with me. i guarantee you're going to see a change in the next few months. >> and, anne-marie, the toronto city council cannot completely remove ford from office unless he's convicted of a crime. ford calls the council's actions a dictatorship actions and plans to take the council to court. >> thanks, wendy gillette. >> ford was actually the target of david letterman's top ten list on the "late show." >> number ten used to describe mayor ford, here we know, number
10, cracknadian. [ laughter ] >> number 9, torontoker. [ laughter ] number 2, chin-fo tainment. and the number one word used to describe toronto mayor rob ford -- large and no longer in charge. >> it almost writes itself, right? oxford university press takes selfie as its word for 2013. selfie is a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website. now, they don't always have to be taken by yourself. first lady michelle obama with the first dog bo there. you can take one with a loved one like hillary and chelsea clinton did. and sometimes, they're a little
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a surveillance camera captured the crash of a russian passenger jet on sunday. the boeing 737 looks like a dot of light in the sky over kazan. moments later, the plane plunges to the ground in a near vertical crash, then a fireball. all 50 aboard died. here's another look at the top stories. the outbreak of tornadoes that swarmed through 12 states is being blamed for eight lives. the mayor of washington, illinois, says up to 500 homes were either destroyed or damaged. recovery efforts continue, but thousands remain without power. and george zimmerman is due in court today to face domestic violence charges. zimmerman is the former neighborhood watchman acquitted in the shooting of florida teen trayvon martin. zimmerman's girlfriend says he
aimed a gun at her. officials in the philippines say this morning that the cost of rebuilding after a deadly typhoon could reach nearly $6 billion, survivors may depend on aid for months. the u.s. is playing a major role in delivering relief supplies. seth doane went along on a mission. >> it's the distribution that's the hardest part right now. >> reporter: colonel john mryna is in charge of the 1,000 additional marines that will join the relief mission on monday. we traveled with one of the marines 12 osprey aircraft operate here. from the sky, the devastation was overwhelming. mountains and forests were stripped of vegetation. and rural communities were cut off. our first stop was a remote village where almost every house had been destroyed. >> how important is this aid coming to you this way? it is very, very big help, this villager told us.
and without it, we have nothing. so far more than 750,000 pounds of relief supplies have been provided by the u.s. the osprey has just landed here on the "u.s.s. george washington" the aircraft carrier. you should think of it as a giant floating staging area. here planes can come to refuel and resupply. later, marines touch down on a sandbar in a river. >> we had about half of our helicopter left with supplies and we're flying over and there are signs on the roof of that building saying we need food and water. >> reporter: this is the first time since the typhoon struck that this remote village has received any help. talking with people in those remote villages, there was a real sense of having been abandoned. you can imagine those ospreys landing any day in those villages would create quite a stir. never mind bringing much needed food and water.
an estimated 350,000 people are believed to be still living in temporary shelters. seth doane, cbs news, tacloban, the philippines. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a look at a so-called kill switch to disable stolen smartphones. john miller tells us why there's resistance by phone makers. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ,,,,,,