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commuting headache. a dangerous snownd commuting headache. a dangerous snow and ice storm snarls traffic along the atlantic seaboard. mourning and celebrating nelson mandela. world leaders travel to south africa for an unprecedented gathering. and the pittsburgh steelers play hot potato in a frantic final play agasthe dolphins. captioning funded by cbs news" for monday, december 9th, 2013. good morning. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, december 9th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, this morning's commute for folks from pennsylvania to new england is going to be a mess. a powerful and deadly storm that started in texas moved east, dropping a mixture of snow, ice, and freezing rain that caused traffic headaches and flight delays, and this morning winter weather advisories and warnings are posted from missouri to maine.
marlie hall is here in new york and she is definitely dressed for the challenge this morning. marlie. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. this surprisingly strong storm swept across the country, smacking the mid-atlantic region with snow and dangerous deadly ice. the storm slowed traffic and caused numerous accident including a fatal crash on the pennsylvania turnpike. 50 cars were involved in fender benders there. some motorists were stranded for up to seven hours. traffic was snarled from pennsylvania to new jersey. >> the driving today was terrible. it was wet everywhere. my car slipped around the road everywhere. you know, just really bad conditions out there. >> reporter: in philadelphia, nearly 10 inches of snow fell. yesterday's game in philadelphia between the eagles and detroit lions was played in near whiteout conditions. in maryland, a pickup truck slid off the road, and the snowy icy conditions hit new york but is expected to turn to rain later this morning. >> seemed like there was ice,
snow, and then ice again. >> reporter: this is the same storm that blanketed the southwest. the massive weather system left icy texas highways almost abandoned. the storm has severely hampered air travel. more than 3,000 flights nationwide were canceled yesterday from dallas to philadelphia, and thousands more delayed. power outages continue in the south and midwest, leaving tens of thousands without heat to face arctic-like temperatures. yesterday's annual christmas parade in baltimore was canceled, and this morning drivers from philadelphia to new england are being warned to take it easy. anne-marie? >> good advice. marlie hall here in new york. thank you, marlie. well, meteorologist megan glaros of our chicago station wbbm has been following this storm. >> areas that were hit by heavy snow overnight now transitioning to a wintry mix, which is sometimes more difficult on the morning commute than snow.
now, we see places like d.c., philadelphia, even new york contending with rain, snow, and ice, the combination of which will make for very rough travel anywhere from d.c. all the way up to new york city. boston looks like it will start as snow but eventually during the day today will transition over to that wintry mix. talking about a very difficult monday morning commute here for much of the east coast. ice will continue all the way back from east virginia to west virginia. places along the coast could be milder. tells could drop to below 4 for minneapolis, 9 for chicago, 12 for kansas city, 14 for fargo. even california beginning with a deep freeze this morning and will likely do so for another couple of days. megan glaros, cbs news, chicago. well, president obama and the first lady leave today to attend if memorial for nelson
mandela in south africa. it will be one of the largest gatherings of the national dignitaries in years. alphonso van marsh is in south africa with a preview. alphonso, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. as you mentioned authorities are rushing to prepare for that massive memorial that will be held tomorrow at the stadium. now, that stadium holds some 95,000 people, but authorities are bracing to see a whole lot more. south africans are preparing for public services for nelson mandela this week. president obama leaves this morning for johannesburg where he'll attend tomorrow's massive public memorial. former presidents bush, clinton, and carter will also be in attendance along with 50 heads of state, making it one of the world's largest gathers in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> reporter: the national task force says the country is prepared for keeping so many dignitaries safe. 11,000 soldiers have been set in place around the country to
protect the mourners. >> we believe people will be watching the house of africa when we perform. >> reporter: this makeshift memorial outside of nelson mandela's former home in sweto is one of places where mourners have gathered. for a day of prayer. south africans of all races and religious backgrounds sang and praised for a man credited with united a country once bitterly divided. >> nelson mandela, this is a man who fought for me when i was not born yet. >> reporter: mandela's ex-wife winnie was among those attending the prayer services. now, anne-marie, these tributes still continue. there are children from a children's home. they're abandoned by their parents. they're singing tributes and
they're mourning the loss of their tata, fair father, nelson mandela. back to you. >> alphonso van marsh. thank you, alphonso. well, a possible showdown in ukraine. the government has told protesters to get out of city hall today. for more than two weeks tens of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets clashing with police and demanding change. this is the country's largest protest since 2004. charlie d'agata reports. >> reporter: in tearing down the statue of vladimir lenin, protesters scored a symbolic victory, destroying a hate figure of the soviet era and a powerful reminder of the pro-russian government they're fighting against. they raised an opposition flag in its place. earlier hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered in the biggest show of strength yet, denouncing the government's decision not to sign a far-reaching trade deal with the european union, favoring, instead, building closer ties with moscow.
matt rogansky director of the kennan institute focuses on a blog. >> it's been some 22 years since the collapse of the soviet union, and what this european union association agreement offers them is, look, we've grown up as a country. it's a democratic country, a modern country. >> reporter: others don't see it that way. a smaller government rally was o held nearby. many believe ties to russia are in ukraine's best interest, especially given their reliance on cheap russian gas to heat their homes. despite a crackdown on crowds earlier this week, demonstrations are only getting bigger, upping the ante. protesters blockaded government buildings with makeshift barricades, piling up anything that wasn't nailed down, and they're not going away, vowing to keep up the pressure until the president steps down.
charlie d'agata, cbs news, london. secretary of defense chuck hagel was in pakistan this morning. he met with leaders to talk about security. it's his first visit in almost four years. yesterday he was in afghanistan where he spoke with margaret brennan. he asked if the u.s. will pull troops out of afghanistan if president karzai doesn't sign a security pact allowing them to stay until 2014. >> it's a very real possibility because if we don't have a bilateral security agreement which i've noted, that means we can't protect our forces that would be here at 2014. no international partners will come. afghanistan essentially will be alone. but we have no other option. >> american people look at this, all the blood, all the treasure. they hear things that hamid karzai says, adding new demands before he sign this security agreement, just a refusal to comply.
why can't americans look at that and say it's just not worth it? >> i think that is a legitimate question, that we should ask that question, is it worth it or not worth it. it needs to be asked. especially in a representative government, a democracy, those questions must be asked. so it is now up to president karzai to make a decision. >> did the u.s. miscalculate in thinking he could be a partner? >> well, he has been a partner. >> but he surprised the u.s. saying he was going to sign this thing and he didn't. >> we were surprised. and then to have him come back and try to reopen some of these issues, yes, it was disappointing, yes, it was surprising, but, you know, we're dealing with the realities we have before us. >> secretary hagel also said he met privately with afghan leaders, and they assured him the deal would get done. in iran, u.n. nuclear inspectors visited a heavy water production plant on sunday. this is the first time in more than two years inspectors have been allowed inside.
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house and senate negotiators are reportedly putting finishing touches on what would be the first successful budget agreement in two years. the "washington post" says the plan would not reduce the nation's $17 trillion debt, close tax loopholes, or change health care and retirement programs. the deal is expected to be completed later this week. asian markets got a list from strong export numbers in china and a sliding yen. tokyo's nikkei added more than 2% for its best one-day gain in three months. hong kong's hang seng gained a quarter percent. the stock market could get a jolt this week as more ompanies are expected to announce lower than expected quarterly earnings. the dow finished 198 points higher on friday driven by four months of consecutive job gains. gains. the nasdaq gained more than 29 points. fed officials expect continued improvement in the nation's economy in the next year. the feds have repeatedly criticized the program. the new york times says the plan
to cut the bond buying program could come next week. gasoline prices are moving higher. the average price of a gallon of regular nationwide increased 3 cents over the past two weeks to $3.28. the lundberg survey says prices at the pump have risen 6 cents over the past nine months after a three-week decline. and "frozen" frosted ""the hunger games."" the disney animation took first place with $31 million in ticket sales. after dominating the box office for two weeks "the hunger games: catching fire" came in second. "out of the furnace" was a distant third at $5 million. >> i sense the theme, we're moving to cold weather so that's something we want to see on the big screens or something along those lines. >> how parallelous. >> thanks a lot, wendy. straight ahead, your monday
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virginia all the way to new england. very little snow accumulation is expected though. much of the south will be cloudy with rain likely from southeast texas to the carolinas. up to 2 inches of snow is expected from the texas panhandle to the ozarks. the midwest will be mainly dry and much of the west will be unusually cold, especially across the rockies. in sports, a crazy play to end the steelers/dolphins game. only four seconds left, and pittsburgh down by six. ben roethlisberger passes to emmanuel sanders. after racing down field, he laterals it to jerricho cotchery. he flips it to le'veon bell who passes it to big marcus gilbert. 77 dumps it back to roethlisberger. he then passes it to antonio brown who dances down the sideline, blows past some dolphins and goes all the way for the winning score, but look at his foot. yeah, he stepped out of bounds at the 12.
dolphins iced pittsburgh, 34-28. and put this in the record books on a frigid day in denver. the broncos' matt prater clubs a 64-yard field goal against tennessee. he broke the record shared by three other players. broncos stomped the titans, in college ball now, here are the top bcs bowl games. number one florida state will battle number two auburn for the national championship. in the rose bowl, number 4, michigan state, takes on number 5, stanford. and number three oklahoma goes up against alabama in the allstate sugar bowl. in golf tiger woods was leading and then zach johnson clawed his way back and made this amazing shot on the 18th hole. that forced playoff against tiger woods, and johnson won, taking home $1 million for the victory. a little chest bump there. when we return, another look at this morning's top stories, and celebrating the arts. billy joel and carlos santana are among this year's kennedy center honorees. billy joel carlos santana are among this year's kennedy center honorees.
gearing up for tomorrow's memorial. what they're doing to keep the location secure. plus -- locked on a plane! the passenger... who woke u to find himself trapped on a united plane. and... freezing temperatures... and black ice... the bay area's stuckn this cold snap -- and the wintry weather stretches cot to coast. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:3 good morning. it's monday, december 9th. i'm michelle griego. ,,,,
here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., will be cloudy with diminishing rain. atlanta, partly cloudy. partly sunny in st. louis. mostly cloudy in denver and partly sunny in seattle. here's today's top stories. a dangerous mix of ice, snow, and freezing rain will make a mess of the morning commute across the northeast and mid-atlantic. thousands of flights have been canceled. winter weather advisories and warnings are in effect from missouri to maine. and president obama leaves today for south africa. he'll attend tuesday's memorial for nelson mandela. former presidents bush, clinton, and carter will also attend. merrill newman, the elderly korean war veteran held for several weeks in north korea, said he was treated well during his detainment.
newman said on sunday he was kept in a hotel room, not a prison cell. he arrived back in california on saturday. when asked if he planned any more trips abroad, newman said his wife is now in charge of his passport. and musicians billy joel, herbie hancock, carlos santana, opera star martina arroyo and actress shirley maclaine were honored at the kennedy center for their contributions to american culture. a rock band paid tribute to santana. ♪ >> the kennedy center honors are the nation's highest award for influencing american culture through the art. president obama saluted the honorees. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a special broadcast from the smithsonian american art museum and national portrait gallery in washington. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news."
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but a story of a fifth grader struggling with a facial disfigurement published in this video mini sears struck a nerve everywhere. >> we all know what its like to be the outsider. >> reporter: "wonder" a simple story with short chapters has sold more than a million copies and been on the bestseller's list for 53 weeks, propelled by adults. >> completely surprised. there's no way i would have ever predicted that this would have happened. >> reporter: kids' books long given less attention by big publishers are now bigger than ever. young readers' editor erin clarke. >> now we're one of the most popular of random house. you know, people pay a lot of attention to us now. >> reporter: the titles may not sound sophisticated, but the sales are. the "dork diary" sold 13 million.
"diary of a wimpy kid," 115. and big names have joined the table like james patterson and david dovachi. >> they are. they're as big as adult titles in a lot of ways. >> reporter: it has much of its roots with harry potter which was embraced by all ages, selling more than 450 million copies leading to the blockbuster movie franchise. book agent alysa esner hankin. >> it's something everyone is milking and i don't think it's one that anyone predicted and we don't know how long lit last. >> they're thinking of turning "wonder" in a screenplay could be in the works. jeff glor, cbs news, new york. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," an update on the winter weather hits the mid-atlantic and northeast. plus nuclear inspections get under way in iran. we'll get a reaction from john mccain. and an update on preventing sexual assault in the military.
and i'm frank mallicoat s 4-- here's good morning, everyone. it is monday, december 9. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, i'm frank mallicoat. 4:30 on monday. let's get you out the door on what's another chilly day. >> the breeze continues in the bay area. here we go again, those cold temperatures outside right now,
we've got 23 in santa rosa, 24 in napa 32 in livermore but a sign of warmer weather on the way. >> we already have problems in oakland, a traffic alert, a big rig hit some of the sand barrels and there was debris all over the roadway. they just cleared all lanes but the fifth avenue off ramp will remain closed the next couple hours so we have a couple other issues including black ice. >> it's a monday. >> i know, and wind advisory as well. >> and it is cold out there and we spoke to people in the eastbay that they don't seem to mind the cold. in fact those freezing temperatures didn't keep folks home over the weekend. kpix spent the day in concord. >> reporter: with temperatures headed for freezing, snow was piling up here in walnut creek at the ice rink on civic and folks were putting on more clothes. >> dressed up, bundled, three layers down. >> good day to come ice skating? >> great day. >> the sun was shining in late afternoon as the temperature dropped to 40 degrees. >>ha