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winter's coldest weather yet. a dangerous arctic air mass sending bone-chilling temperatures through most of the country. jury selection begins in the trial of boston marathon suspect. and a remarkable story. a young girl survives a plane crash that kills her family and leads search crews to the wreckage. >> mom and dad are dead we had a plane crash and the plane's upside down. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for monday january 5th 2015. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning a bitter blast of arctic air is sweeping into the eastern two-thirds of the
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country. a dip in the jet stream is bringing potentially dangerous weather from canada. the deep freeze has descended on minnesota where steam is rising off lap superior. some parts of the state fell to below 20 degrees below zero. we have the frigid forecast. >> a jet stream pattern known as the siberian express will drive arctic air into the midwest and northeast and the coldest of this outbreak will arrive wednesday night into thursday and the biggest shock will be felt in parts of the northeast where right now unseasonable temperatures in the 50s and 60s are being enjoyed. by midweek the grip of old man winter will be taking hold running 20 to 30 degrees below average. this means 20s and teens in cities such as philadelphia new york city, and boston and lows to single digits below zero. >> meteorologist lauren casey of
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our station in minnesota. meanwhile they're cleaning up after a line of tornadoes. a tornado hit in jas sper county saturday. it left furniture strewn across yards. a tornado that hit eastern georgia sunday ripped a home from its foundation and a man and woman trapped inside were injured. in the atlanta area powerful winds toppled trees and spread debris. jury selection begin this morning in the boston marathon bombing trial. dzhokhar tsarnaev faces several counts. his oldest brother died after a fire fight with officers. don champion is in boston. good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. once the jury is seated this is expected to be a lengthy trial. proof of that can be soon on the potential witness list which is
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about 700 names long. 12 jurors and six alternates will soon be chosen to determine the fate of the surviving suspect in the boston marathon bombing. the prospect of choosing injuries from a pool of more than a thousand people could take weeks. the trial will certainly open old wounds for bombing survivors including heather abbott. >> certainly it will bring up a lot of what happened obviously two years ago and a lot of emotion. >> reporter: two pressure cookers packed with nails and ball bearings exploded killed three people and injured others. they planned and carry out the twine bombings in retaliation for u.s. actions in muslim country. the defense attorney for zocor tsarnaev tried to move the case from boston claiming their client could not get a fair
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trial here. >> what this defense wants to show is whether or not this was a young man who was influenced and under the influence of his older brother who was the mastermind. >> tsarnaev could face the death penalty. during the trial jurors are expected to be shown video that apparently shows him placing the bombs near one of the attacked youngest victims. as you can imagine, security is already high in and around the federal courthouse in boston. even the media is being kept a block away from the building this morning anne-marie. >> don champion in boston. thank you, don. this morning we're learning more about the ordeal of a 7-year-old girl who walked away from a deadly plane crash this weekend. sailor sailor sailor gutzler is the only one who made it outside alive.
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>> reporter: the plane originated in key west florida, and was bound for mt. vernen in illinois when it crashed in kentucky, four miles from the nearest airport. >> there's a 7-year-old female little girl who's just come to the door saying her parents were killed in a plane crash. >> sailor escaped with a broken wrist and minor injuries. she was interviewed shortly after the crash. >> the plane was upside down. she realized her noninjured arm and hand to free herself from the aircraft. there was a small fire at the site of the crash. she contemplated taking some type of stick to somehow possibly light that to use it as a torch to illuminate her path. >> she navigated briars and
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bushes and was able to make it out to safety. >> reporter: in near freezing temperatures sailor hiked three-quarters of a mile wearing just shorts and a t-shirt when she saw a porch light. 71-year-old larry wilkins answered the door. >> she was barefoot by the way. she had one sock on her feet and she walked all that distance. >> her four other family members were killed including her father martti, her mother kimberly, 9-year-old sister piper and 14-year-old cousin sierra wilder. >> adriana diaz in nashville, illinois. police officer wenjian liu was laid to rest. officers again turned their back on mayor bill de blasio. liu was shot execution style in his patrol car with his partner
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rafael ramos two weeks ago. and divers scouring the java sea for airasia flight 8501 could have a better effort. at least 34 bodies have been recovered from the water. kris van cleave shows us how relatives of the 162 on board paused to pray one week after the plane went down. >> reporter: 46 members from 14 families from the parish were on board flight 8501 when it crashed. the church's pastor offered grieving relatives encouragement during his sunday sermon. >> one of the tasks we have ahead is to actually care for all of these family members who have been left behind. >> reporter: meanwhile searches located more bodies sunday. so far 34 victims have been found. they also found another large piece of wreckage the fifth. the driving rains and wind are
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making the task difficult. >> it's about 2 to 4 feet increasing to about 4 to 6 feet when the rainfalls come in. >> reporter: despite the weather, a malaysian air flight found bag and some shoes. a massive fire in south australia has forced thousands of people from their homes. at least 26 homes have been destroyed or badly damaged by the flames. that number is expected to increase. more than 800 firefighters are battling the fire and almost 30 people have been injured. north korea is blasting the u.s. over new sanctions in the wake of the sony hack attack. a government spokesman criticized the measures sunday and said they'll do nothing to weaken the country. on friday the u.s. slapped sanctions on ten north korean
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officials and three organizations. the white house says they're just starting to respond to the sony cyber attack. coming up on the "morning news" now, a massive fireworks blast. a force of an explosion at a factory takes a cameraman by surprise. this is the "cbs morning news." i have moderate to severe crohn's disease. it's tough, but i've managed. but managing my symptoms was all i was doing. so when i finally told my doctor he said humira is for adults like me who have tried other medications but still experience the symptoms of moderate to severe crohn's disease. and that in clinical studies, the majority of patients on humira
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points, the s&p 500 lost a fraction and the nasdaq was down a point. hong kong fell half a percent. tokyo's nikkei lost a quarter percent. for shoppers free shipping is a great deal but retailers could be struggling to turn a profit after offering free delivery for most item this holiday season. we'll learn more when companies report financial results for the fourth quarter. in the third quarter, 68% of online purchases had free delivery, up from 44% in 2013. doctors are facing cuts in medicaid payments. under the affordable health care act doctors will see their fees reduced 43% on average. that is according to the urban institute. some doctors and consumer advocates warn that those reductions could make it more difficult for medicaid patients
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to get treatment. the pilots at american airlines will vote on a proposed new contract. the union will accept it and put it through to a ratification vote. if improved the pilots get an immediate 23% pay raise. the ma-- if the majority reject it it will go to arbitration. at the box office the "hobbit" was at the top again. it earned more than $21 million in ticket sales. in second place was "into the woods," and "unbroken" was third. anne-marie? >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot jill. straight ahead, your monday morning weather and in sports remembering longtime espn anchor stuart scott. want to have to think about regularity. natural benefiber helps support digestive health...and maintain...that word. you know what it tastes like in water? water! except this water makes you feel great. benefiber. now in stick packs.
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be rain in the northwest as well. in sports now the cowboys and the colts made it through the first round of the nfl playoffs. dallas did it with late cob barack obama against detroit, but with just over two and a half minutes remaining, tony romo through a touchdown pass to terrance williams to put dallas on top. the cowboys beat the lions, 24-20, and play the packers in green bay on saturday. indianapolis's andrew luck through 3 three-quarters and through a pass to donte. four field goals were hit asthey beat them. they lost four consecutive playoff games. the the colts play denver next sunday. this morning longtime espn sportscaster stuart scott is being remembered for his
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enthusiasm unique style, dedication, and love of life. he died yesterday at 49 after battling a long bout with cancer. >> who's got the best left hook and right cross in sports. >> reporter: even at a network full of personalities scott stood out for his flair and his signature delivery and charismatic one-liner. >> boo-yah! >> swoops dad yoo. >> a few felt his style was bracive and demeaning but over 20 years they adopted it. fans emulated him. on sunday sports joined them to mourn. president obama said over the years he entertained us and in the end he inspired us with courage and love. nfl's rich eisen eulogized his
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co-anchor sunday. >> a groundbreaking broadcaster in the world of sports television. i love this man. >> scott joined espn 2 in 1993. in 2007 he was diagnosed with cancer and battled it into remission. but the cancer came back in 2011 and again in 2013. throughout years of exhaustive treatments scott kept anchoring. that toughness and determination attracted admirers across the country. in july accepting an award for perseverance scott spoke movingly about his mortality and said his two daughters are why he could not stop fighting. >> when you die, it does not mean that you lose cancer. you beat cancer by how you live why you live and in the manner in which you live. >> and in that scott signed off as the champ. mark albert cbs news washington. >> well, when we return drawing the battle lines.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. and here's another look at this morning's top stories. the eastern two-thirds of the country will be in the grips of bitter cold this week. a bitter jet stream will deliver the arctic air from canada. it will be far below zero in parts of the upper midwest. atlanta could hit 15 degrees. and jury selection begins this morning in boston in the boston marathon trial of dzhokhar tsarnaev. selecting the panel from a pool of more than a thousand could take weeks. the new congress is getting ready for the swearing-in on
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tuesday. the new senate majority leader mitch mcconnell will be get 13g new senators, all but one of them republican, as the party takes control of the chamber with a 54-vote majority. in the house john boehner will be getting 58 freshmen including 43 republicans. at the vatican pope francis name 15d new cardinals. in st. peter's square the pope said the cardinals come from 14 nations. he also announced a meeting of the cardinals on reform of the vatican administrative bureaucracy. an under ground beer pipeline is coming in belgium. the pipeline could dramatically reduce the number of trucks in the city of roouj. it will be capable of carrying 1,500 gallon of beer an hour. they sure do like their bier. coming up on the "cbs this morning" the device on taking a break on your mobile devices. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news."
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an investigation is under way into a dramatic jeep fire. it was caught on tape in san diego sunday. the driver had just bought the suv two days before it suddenly caught on fire. no one was hurt. it was only the second time the owner had driven it. when the fire was put out, all that was left was a burnt out shell. president obama is back at the white house this morning after his vacation. the president and first family returned by helicopter to the white house sunday. they completed their annual two-week vacation in hawaii the sixth of his presidency. it included a lot of golf and relaxing on the beach and they flew home from honolulu on saturday. honolulu has a common but very serious problem at its
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airports. bird strikes. chip reid looks at a unique approach in fighting it. >> reporter: at honolulu airport planes take off or land every few minutes and at a military air base it adds to the mix. but in this tropical paradise there is a problem. birds, lots of birds. birds into jet engines can result in disaster. there are about 60 bird/plane collision each year in honolulu and the number might be significantly higher without the bird scarers. why do birds seem to love airports? >> you have pretty much the perfect environment. a lot of open about grace area surrounded with trees. >> reporter: darryn phelps leads a team of six. they use pyrotechnic devices from shell crackers to high-powers lasers the decoys that draw birds way from the runways. they constantly adjust their
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tactics because birds figure them out. >> birds are not stupid. >> by no means. they learn to avoid our truck at certain times in certain areas. >> reporter: at the end of a major runway here is a small island home to about 500 egrets that return each day at sunset. >> through our years of work and persistence, we basically have gotten them to avoid the airfield for the most part. >> so you've trained them to some degree. >> yes. >> reporter: they used to fly over the runway. now most of them take this safer path home. he says his work is about saving lives. >> if a bird hit a plane, it could take it down. that's about 300-plus lives. >> reporter: and nothing could feel better than that for the bird scarers of honolulu. chep read, cbs news hawaii. coming up on the "cbs this
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morning," more on the little girl who survived the plane crash in kentucky. plus we'll go urnlds water in hawaii for a close-up look at sharks as to whether they are a real threat to humans. and steven brule joins us in studio about his new book on obamacare. that's it for the "cbs morning news" for this monday. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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. >> it is monday, january 5th good morning i'm ukee washington. >> i'm erika von tiehl. accused cop killer eric frein what to expect from today's proceedings. >> also, flames rip through philadelphia hole overnight. finds out how badly that building's been damaged and how many people are displaced this morning. >> and philadelphia police need your help to find this woman. where she was last seen, and why officers say she could be in serious danger. >> those stories and more coming up in just a bit. right now let's start off with our monday forecast. >> i heard katie mention snow. >> indeed i d


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