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d t round two of a deadly winter storm socks the northeast overnight. some of the nation's biggest cities are crippled by inches of snow and ice, and more wintry weather is on the way for the weekend. and sochi shocker. one of the olympics' most popular athletes pulls out of his signature competition. captioning funded by cbs this is this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, february 14th, 2014. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, overnight another round of heavy snow started to work its way from the mid-atlantic states to new england. it's the second act of a deadly storm that's already crippled an area from alabama to maine. this morning winter storm warnings and advisories are
posted from north carolina to the canadian border. at least 21 deaths are blamed on the dangerous weather, including a pregnant woman. she was hit by a snowplow in a parking lot. doctors delivered her baby, who's in critical condition. as of last night over 500,000 homes and businesses remain without power. travel remains treacherous and thousands of flights have been canceled. marlie hall is here in new york. marlie, good morning. >> reporter: anne-marie, good morning. it's been more than 24 hours since this latest winter storm began, and as you can see by the falling snow, it is still here, causing widespread disruptions along the east coast. from baltimore to the big apple, more overnight snow is creating another messy morning. ryan stopped for gas after spending hours on the road. >> i've seen lots of near misses, quickly going from clear roads to ice and snow. >> reporter: this second wave comes on the heels of the foot of snow that piled up in many
areas along the east coast thursday. more than a million homes and businesses lost power during the storm. more than a half million are still in the dark. many schools are still closed but not new york city. mayor bill de blasio defended the decision in the face of complaints from parents and teachers. >> so many families have to go to work. so many members of the family have to go to work, they do not have a choice, and they need a safe option for their kids. >> reporter: the chancellor announced a short while ago that public schools here in the city will be open again, today, and anne-marie, that will likely cause another round of debate and criticism. >> i think so. marlie hall here in new york. thank you, marlie. government offices in the nation's capitol will open today but two hours later than usual. the federal government was shut down yesterday when washington was hit with 9 inches of snow. susan mcginnis is in washington with a look at the economic impact of the storm. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. this weather is dramatically
impacting business and travel already today. about a thousand flights have been canceled. looking at wednesday and thursday combined, 10,000 flights were canceled. this means since the storm began, more than 600,000 passengers have seen their flights canceled. the weather is also adding to a shortage of propane. 5.5 million homes rely on propane for heat. stockpiles have been low, although we do know that prices have started to drop. and this storm could not have come at a worst time for the nation's florists. the delivery trucks are having a hard time getting to florists around the country and this bad weather could also threaten to interrupt some deliveries today of flowers to people's homes. valentine's day, of course, one of the busiest days for the flower industry. also eight division i men's basketball gams were canceled and last night the duke/north
carolina gain was put on hold. meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbz says the storm is headed new york and another weather system is on its heels. >> here we are, val entie's day. maybe you got your sweetheart a shovel or snow blower. i hope so because they'd be putting it to good use. we're putting them to good use this morning and again in the northeast. now, in the early morning hours the snow is winding down here in new york, but we've had overnight snow and thundersnow in many areas and thundersleet extending into new jersey and the philadelphia area. most of the snow heading through the morning hours and into the afternoon heads to the ski areas p maybe the only folks on the map very happy to see this storm. there's another one on the heels of this as we head into safrmtd this will dive down east. we're still in recovery mode. it will bring more snow and cold
to georgia, carolinas and virginia. this will deepen very rapidly as we head into saturday night and this could wrap around some significant snow. highest at risk would be southeastern new england but also snow back into new york, back into philadelphia, and back into d.c. and we'll update this as we get more information today. i'm meteorologist eric fisher for cbs news. supporters for a ban on same-sex marriage are outraged. a federal judge ruled last night that the voter approved state ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional but u.s. district court judge arenda wright allen issued a stay of her order while it's appealed and that means same-sex couples in virginia cannot get married until the case is resolved likely in the supreme court. now on the "cbs moneywatch," a new option on facebook and a huge gm recall. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with those stories and more. jill, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. consumer advocates are blasting comcast's plans to buy time
warner cable. if regulators approve the $45 bl purchase, they would serve 32 million tv and internet customers. . comcast promises more reliable services and cheaper prices but some critics disagree. >> comcast is a content product. it owns nbcuniversal. so it owns cnbc, msnbc, a lot of stations. and if you give a company that owns a third of the cable market the power to jack up content prices to other cable providers, it becomes a real problem. >> the agreement calls for comcast to pay about $159 per share of time warner cable. that's about a 17% premium over its closing price on wednesday. the deal is expected to close later this year pending regulatory approval. asian markets were mixed on word china's inflation held steady last month. japan's nikkei dropped more than
1% while hong kong's hang seng went up a fraction. here on wall street stocks rose on the heels of some strong earnings reports, and despite weak news on retail sales and unemployment. the dow gained 63 points. the nasdaq finished 39 points higher. general motors is recalling nearly 800,000 compact cars because of a faulty ignition switch. the recall affects chevy owe battle, model years 2005 through 2007 and pontiac g5s from 2007. the faulty switch can shut off engines without warning. if that happens the front air bags may not work in a crash. gm says six people have been killed in a crash related to the problem. facebook users have dozens of options for creating gender profiles. facebook says they've been working with gay, bisexual, and transgender groups.
fastbook users can now choose from about 150 terms including transsexual, interseks and androgyno androgynous. according to the national retail federation. that's up from 4% from and it's valentine's day. the average gift will cost $135 according to the national retail federation. that's up from 4% from last year. dating couples spend more than married couples and about 18% in relationships don't buy their partner anything. anne-mrie? >> so if you haven't spent $135, your sweetheart will know everything is below average in terms of your relationship, so buy some more chocolate, right? >> yeah, exactly. >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot, jill. well, coming up on the "morning news," police arrest a suspect in a bombing that killed an elderly couple. and later do not look down. two masked daredevils with nerves of steel climb above the clouds. down. two masked daredevils with nerves of steel climb above the clouds. well i drove grandpa to his speed dating this week,
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a shocking new development in the murder of an elderly couple in tennessee. police have arrested their son-in-law. they were killed monday in lebanon about 20 miles east of nashville. bee beg bigad shaban has the latest developments. >> reporter: 49-year-old richard parker is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing his in-laws. >> it is an ongoing investigation but we feel like we have the single person responsible for the murder. >> reporter: authorities say a package exploded at the home monday of 74-year-old jon and
marion setzer. 74-year-old jon setzer was killed instantly. the 72-year-old wife died of her injuries wednesday. analysts are analyzing the bomb but don't want to discuss it. >> reporter: investigators have not commented on a possible motive for the murders. parker is being held on $1 million bond. bigad shaban, cbs news. an actor best known for his fictional family show "the waltons" has died. >> i believe life is a mystery, a sacred one. as for faith, it's a person one. it's not like something you pull on like you pull your pants on in the morning. >> ralph waite passed away yesterday in southern california. he performed on shows including cbs's "cis." ralph waite was 85 years old. still to come, we'll take you to a couple's destination in
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taking you to sochi, russia, this morning where the second week of olympics gets under way. on thursday athletes started to pick up steam while a beloved star in russia took a final bow. alphonso van marsh is in sochi. with more. good morning, alphonso. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. >> reporter: good morning. the men's figure skating was supposed to be the closing act for historic yevgeny plyushchenko. but it ended before he started his program. plyushchenko injured his back in the warmups before the short program. after telling the judges he was withdrawing, plyushchenko waved to the crowd one last time and skated off to retirement. he was the only hopeful but he helped russia win gold in the team skating event earlier in the games. blue schenko retires with medals in four olympics. meanwhile japan's skater
soared to the top of the standings in the short program. he became the first skater to break the 100-point mark. tonight the 19-year-old will try to win gold in the free state. three members of team usa made history. josh christensen took gold and he was joined on the podium by americans gus kenworthy. and nick goepper. it's the first time the americans have swept the games and the first since 2002. the men's u.s. hockey team got off to a scorching start. paul stastny scored twice in the six-goal onslaught in the game against slovakia. they win the first game, 7-1, but expect things to get harder tomorrow. they'll face russia in what is sure to be a hot ticket. here's your look at the medal tally after thursday's event. norway still leads with 13 medals. the united states and the netherlands are behind with 12
each, and russia has 11 medals. now team usa is poised to add to that total today. two women skeleton racers are in position to make it to the podium. anne-marie? >> sounds like a good day. when we return, a valentine's tradition that some people in paris want unlocked. return, a valentine's tradition that some people in paris want unlocked. yt home. revlon® colorstay ultimate suede™ lipstick gives you all day color and instant moisture with shea butter and aloe. for food proof wear and velvety soft lips. help keep teeth clean and breath fresh with beneful healthy smile snacks. with soft, meaty centers and teeth cleaning texture ...it's dental that tastes so good. beneful healthy smile food and snacks.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., will be sunny today. sunshine in atlanta as well, but st. louis can expect snow. denver, clouds and sun, and seattle will be a bit rainy. here's another look at this morning's top stories. it's round two of a nasty and dangerous winter storm along parts of the atlantic coast. another wave of heavy snow is expected from the carolinas to maine.
about a half million homes and businesses remain without power and the storm is dramatically impacting travel. over the past few days nearly 10,000 flights have been canceled affecting some 600,000 people. more than a thousand flights have been canceled today. so here's an idea for your special someone this valentine's day. a manmade diamond. they're the new trend in jewelry stores, and they are much cheaper. a company in minnesota makes the gems and swears they're identical to the one mother nature makes, only their process takes three weeks instead of 50 million years. and unusual sign of love this valentine's day. thousands of couples have placed so-called love locks on a bridge in paris and the phenomenon is spreading around the globe. lucy mcdonald traveled to the city of lights and found that not everyone loves the custom. >> reporter: they took a trick to paris to put a love lock on
paris's bridge. >> we had been planning to get a love lock, you know. >> reporter: the london couple is one of hundreds from around the world who etch their feelings on locks and attach them. thousands of locks cover ever inch of space. the keys are thrown in the river. these newlyweds from south africa visited the bridge. >> i think it's romantic, especially what it symbolizes. >> reporter: the bridge has become one of paris's most romantic destinations not just for lovers but tourists too. but many people who live here think it's silly. >> love is just a feeling so you cannot sketch feelings and close feelings. >> i think it's stupid. paris is a very beautiful city but it's not necessary to put all this these things. >> reporter: after parisians complained, authorities cut off all the locks two years ago, but
new ones popped up. eric committed to a bigger commitment with francesca at the bridge. >> he just asked me to marry him. >> reporter: the couple's now saving for their wedding, and until then, the lock on the bridge will symbolize their bond. lucy mcdonald, cbs news, paris. well, there is being camera-shy and there's this guy. a diver was taking pictures of a rare giant pacific octopus off the pacific coast of california. the eight-armed creature apparently was not in the mood for the paparazzi, lunged for the camera. the diver's buddy started snapping photos, which seemed to scare off the octopus, and that's a good thing. two daredevils scaled what's going to be the second tall est building in the world and they secretly posted it on youtube.
this valentine's day millions of americans hope to find romance through chocolate and flowers, but one man found his love one frame at a time over his lifetime. dean reynolds shares their remarkable love story. >> this is the rare picture of me meeting hemingway. >> reporter: 91-year-old art shea has been telling stories with his camera for 60 years, working mostly for "life" magazine he captured an amazing roster of subjects from kennedy to ali, from eleanor roosevelt to elizabeth taylor, but page through thousands of stills, and one story stands out. >> this is the first photograph? >> yeah. we were both 20 and it was up in the catskills.
art's focus was often squarely on florence, his wife. capturing her in private moments or public events. his camera would often find her. >> would she say, put that camera away for god's sake. >> yes. she always did it. you know the litany of all true photographers is just one more. >> sure. >> a photograph is a buy greg of a moment. >> they struck a lifetime. >> she's 29. >> she looks about 19. >> that's my favorite picture of her. the photos of their love story are now on display at columbia college in chicago. >> yeah. that was in the '60s. >> the exhibit is called "my florence," a tribute to their 67 years of marriage. >> does it make you feel closer to florence? >> yes, very much so. >> what is the last picture you took of her that is in the show?
>> the picture of her four weeks before she died. >> florence would have been 92 on valentine's day. >> this is the only picture of her really in pain. >> when she got sick, did you two discuss that you were going to continue to photograph her? >> i assigned myself to do her life as i remembered it with the joy, the happiness, and only a touch, a touch of her sickness. >> florence passed away from cancer in august 2012. art says gathering the photos for the show has helped him heal, though not entirely. >> it's very hard to do. she did like this picture quite a bit. florence did say don't cry for me when the time comes because i had a wonderful life, and she did and we did.
>> the evidence is right there in the pictures. dean reynolds, cbs news, chicago. well, thank you for sharing your florence with us. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the latest on the storm that's hitting the northeast, plus a look at how the south is digging out. and a preview of the most expensive weapons program in the world on this sunday's "60 minutes." that's the "cbs morning news." thanks for watching. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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delivered in a big way. look at this. >> it is valentine's day! how about that. i stayed up all night making donuts for you guys. there you go. happy valentine's day to you. it's cloudy and drizzle in spots. we have changes coming for the weekend. how about a little rain coming our way? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and we actually have a chp fog advisory already this morning, one for the bay bridge. i had to wipe some schmitz of my window this morning. so it's a little -- what would you call it? >> drizzle. [ laughter ] >> drizzle. whatever you call it, it's out there so be careful. >> good to know. thank you. it is 4:30 now. a bart rider with the measles may have exposed thousands of other passengers. kpix 5's andria borba now reports on the student responsible for that health scare. reporter: the potential patient zero for a bay area measles outbreak a 20-shi
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