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♪ good morning. it is tuesday, december 6th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." the oakland warehouse fire investigation could lead to murder charges. new details about the victims from around the world and their final moments. alarming new research reveals how sleep deprived drivers put themselves and others at risk. how driving tired can be just as dangerous as driving drunk. only on "cbs this morning," pop star meghan trainor reveals the nominees from the top categories from next year's grammys. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds.
>> charges can be murder, all the way to involuntary manslaughter. >> investigation into the deadly oakland warehouse fire continues. >> it makes no sense. >> and south carolina, a judge declared a mistrial in the case of a white officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man. a possible bombing plot targets a train station. >> this could be a hoax but we must remain calm and vigilant. >> former v.p. al gore met with president-elect trump to talk about climate change. >> i found it to be an extremely interesting conversation and to be continued. the dakota pipeline plotting their next step. >> nobody's going home. an arctic blast has most of the country getting ready. >> a crash caught on camera in
montreal, nearly a dozen vehicles crashed on this icy patch of road. >> a frightening scene in new brunswick, canada, a giant piece of ice flies off the roof smashing a windshield. >> all that -- >> there are fashion shows and then there the victoria secret fashion show. >> touch down, colts, started really bad for the jets and it's only gotten worse. >> "all that mattered" -- >> saturday, the hearse carrying castro broke down. >> on "cbs this morning" -- >> donald trump is now engaged in a war of words with china sparked by a phone call. >> the chinese prime minister called it a shenanigan. just one shenanigan, i hope it doesn't escalate into a high
jinks. >> announcer: this morning's -- "eye opener" is presented by toyota. toyota. let's go places. captioning funded by cbs murder charges are possible in friday's deadly warehouse fire. 36 people were killed in the studios and illegal living spaces known as the ghost ship. crews are looking for more possible victims in the rubble of the devastated building. >> investigators not pinpointed the cause of the fire. they have identified most of the victims. some came from areas outside of the u.s. including south korea. david begland has missed warning signs. good morning. >> reporter: nora, this is big. the local sheriff who happens to be the coroner told me he does not expect more bodies to be
found in that building. the building is compromised, as you might expect so the work is dangerous for the recovery workers. it's slow, it's methodical, it's precise because this is being treated as a crime scene. crews brought in a large crane to help comb through the charred rubble of the ghost ship as the criminal investigation is under way. >> we're looking at two things. win is whether or not there is any criminal liability attached to the fire. and secondly, if there is criminal liability, against whom. >> reporter: the alameda county district attorney says potential charges could range from involuntary manslaughter to murder. fire crew, busy trying to zero in on a cause while also trying to recover victims. they are using buckets for personal remains and building materials. experts suspended searches for hours on monday box of safety concerns. >> two areas we need to search
more. this area after they secure the wall. and this back here where we suspect the origin of the fire. >> that place is a death trap. >> reporter: shelly mack said she rentsed the warehouse for a few months in late 2014. she took this video which shows potentially hazardous conditions. >> you turn on your heater and the electricity, erverybody's electricity would go off. >> reporter: citing a ton of garbage piling up at the building and an illegal building structure. because this is now a criminal investigation, officials say some details may need -- gayle, there's rain on the way,
and the sheriff says his crews are working quickly, but he made a point to say this work is too important and it's too sensitive to rush it. >> he thought about that. thank you very much, david. just a few minutes ago the man who ran the ghost ship arrived at the scene. the victim's families have a lot of questions for derrick almeida villarreal tried to get finances but he would not talk to her. the more you hear the worse it sounds. >> reporter: good morning to you. as you can see the owner of the ghost ship did not have anything to say to our camera but the community did have something to say. posters sum up what people have to say, always loved, never forgotten. we found out victims texted their family and friends saying that they knew their fate and they loved them. ♪ >> reporter: hundreds packed the pergola in oakland for a vigil
monday night. they yelled out the names of those they had lost. lake marek served agency a tranquil backdrop for a community to grieve. >> it's a >> reporter: darlene and are strangers. >> i've been in warehouses like that. i've hung out there. i have friends who live there. this could have been me. >> reporter: but the artists weren't the only focus. some hugged and shook the hands of oakland firefighters. thanking them for rinking their own lives late friday night. >> to the people who lost their lives in that fire, what do you say to them? >> our whole community is cheering for you. an outpouring of love. they won't be forgotten. >> can't imagine the loss of your 17-year-old son, horrifying. >> reporter: the youngest victim has been identified as the son
of an almeida sheriff's deputy. >> it touches home. >> reporter: marlena moore is the teen's great aunt. >> he was going to a special school in san francisco. and he was just a sweet young man. >> reporter: friends and family spent monday highlighting the best attributes the victims. >> great guy. well rounded. >> reporter: high school friends remember 25-year-old nick, as a talented and passionate musician. >> everybody that knew him are saying such great things about him. and we're going to be hearing more of what an awesome person he was. >> reporter: this community is grieving. and they have began a fight against the dangerous living conditions here in oakland. they are hoping that this tragedy sparks some sort of action. charlie. security is tight in los angeles's metro transit system
this morning because of a terror threat. more officers and bomb sniffing dogs are on patrol. a warning was called in warning a threat today. the threat targeted the train station at yufrluniversal city. a busy stop. a former south carolina police officer remains free on bail after a mistrial in his murder case. cell phone video captured slager shooting a back plan who ran from a traffic tostop. outside of the courthouse in charleston, mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. prosecutors thought that the cell phone video spoke for itself. but the mistrial as a possibility became clear last friday when a juror sent the judge a note saying that in good conscious, he or she could not consider a guilty verdict for officer michael slager.
>> the court therefore must declare a mistrial in this case. >> reporter: after 22 hours of deliberation the slager jury made up of 11 white and one black said they were at an impasse. >> the fight isn't over. that's round one. we've got two more rounds to go. >> reporter: the key evidence was this cell phone video which shows former police officer michael slager firing five rounds into the back of a fleeing unarmed walter scott. >> in my mind -- >> reporter: he record the shooting on his cell phone. >> what would you say to that hold-out juror who saw your video but said i can't find him guilty of anything? >> just really do what he say, and not what they don't feel. i definitely respect it even though i do not agree with it.
>> reporter: dash cam showed the 50-year-old scott being pulled over for a broken taillight in april 2015. scott then fled, pursued by slager. >> michael slager. >> reporter: slager took the stand in his own defense during the trial alleging that scott wrestled a taser from his grasp during a struggle on the ground. >> i pulled my firearm and pulled the trigger. >> it was never a struggle. my brother never had the taser. >> reporter: anthony scott is walter scott's brother. you're disappointed at the mistrial. are you angry with the juror? >> i'm disappointed in the juror. because he was sworn in and took an oath that he would make a decision. and i don't think that's what he did. >> reporter: slager's prosecutor says that she will retry him as soon as possible. slager's lawyer sent us an e-mail overnight. it said they won an acquittal.
there is no joy in a mistrial. but that cell phone video shows a very limited view of what happened between slager and scott. gayle. president-elect trump is on the record as a climate change denier. but a meeting with former vice president al gore suggests that he's thinking about the issue. during the campaign, gore said trump's decision could end up in a major catastrophe. >> good morning, president-elect trump has made it clear that he would meet with friend or foe providing that daughter ivanka is driving the agenda. that's how al gore harsh critic of trump arrived yesterday. there's no green conversation yesterday but the conversation apparently will continue. >> i found it an extremely interesting conversation and to be continued. >> reporter: climate change advocate and former vice president al gore met with the
key trump duo. the president-elect who has called global warming a hoax and daughter ivanka. >> it's no secret that daughter ivanka trump is very committed to having a climate policy that makes sense for our country and our world. >> reporter: mr. trump wants to cancel billions in u.s. payments and the u.n. to monitor reductions in greenhouse gases. he's also mocked democratic rhetoric about climate change danger. >> not nuclear weapons in the hands of maniacs or in the hands of countries that hate us, no, no, that's no problem. climate change is our problem. >> reporter: west virginia senator joe manchin critics of regulating emissions is on mr. trump's list. >> i'm happy to be part of it. >> reporter: the president-elect also announced that former republican rival ben carson was
his nominee for secretary of housing and urban development. despite previously stating carson would be tapped for health policy. >> he's going to get very much involved in health care where he's an expert. >> reporter: carson a world renown neurosurgeon was raised by a single mother in detroit and will likely be an advocate for what transition officials will say will be a multiprong effort to reduce poverty. carson discussed the need to rebuild america's inner cities. >> we have seen really major problems in this country. and that we are going to have to get a handle on them. >> carson's spokesman said yesterday carson lived in subsidized housing as a child but then he walked that back on twitter. chuck schumer wrote he has serious concerns about carson's lack of expertise while house minority leader nancy pelosi called carson disturbingly unqualified. charlie. >> major, thank you. a transition spokesman for
president-elect trump will review the dakota access pipeline when he takes office. uncertain at the month of protests and the court's decision on sunday. the army corps of engineers rejects that part of it would have crossed the standings rock sioux reservation. omar is on his way to north dakota where some protesters refuse to leave. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, weather conditions have left the roads to the protest site nearly impossible. donald trump says he supports it in the past. but protesters say the halted construction is just a temporary victory. protesters gathered in the middle of a snowstorm monday, carrying on their normal routines despite sunday's decision. ♪ >> reporter: with the pipeline future uncertain, standing rocks
sioux chairman is urging those braving blizzard-like conditions to leave the camp. >> i understand the fear they have. it's just a small victory, and it's not over yet. but it's over right now. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump supports the dakota access pipeline and expected to review the project after the inauguration. >> i need to find a way to reach donald trump. we are the first occupants of the nation. and we're not opposed to economic environment. we're saying don't make us pay for it again. >> reporter: energy transfer partners the company behind the pipeline is vowing to complete the project with the missouri river crossing about a mile upstream from the reservation. in a statement released after sunday's decision the company took aim at the obama administration saying it intended to delay a decision in this matter until president obama is out of office.
white house press secretary josh earnest answered questions. >> the white house has not and did not dictate the outcome but, rather, has been updated by the army corps on the negotiations. >> if the decision changes do expect to see people out there protesting again? >> i don't think it's necessary. we won. and we have to continue to move forward and try to work with the trump administration and make the decision stick. >> reporter: the sheriff says 566 protesters have been arrested at the site since mid-august. and since december 1st, more than $13 million has been spent on law enforcement at the protest site. or roughly $1 million a week. norah. >> wow, what a story. omar, thank you very much. that blizzard in north dakota is part of an arctic blast taking in most of the country that hit the northwest hard yet. drivers in portland, oregon, had to deal with rare snow on the
roads. the cold front is expected to move south and east the rest of the week. temperatures could fall 10 to 20 degrees below normal. russia's warning come after russia helped block the united nations truce in the besieged city. deborah, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, the syrian front is able to move east in aleppo into government-controlled areas but in a series of daily attacks, since the offensive began, many parents have kept from sending their children to school. it doesn't stop children from getting caught in the cross fire. 60 injured in the mortar attacks yesterday. one of them landed in a mobile hospital in the city's center. we were summoned to see the aftermath. but when we got there, we found russian troops.
a russian general told us two nurses had been killed in that rebel attack. they are not opposition fighters. he said, they are terrorists. they kill. but it is in the opposition-held areas that civilians are bearing the full brunt of this attack. only the syrians and russians are doing the bombing. the syrian army's push into eastern aleppo has even eastern territory diminishing. this was once a bustling aleppo neighborhood. look at it now. shattered. deserted. and lifeless. from inside eastern aleppo, we're hearing that fighting has intensified. the noose is tightening around opposition fighters who so far have refused to leave. norah. >> unbelievable.
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>> liver from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia. this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". and good morning, i'm rahel solomon. an investigation is underway right now, into a wrong way car crash that claimed the lives after new jersey state trooper and another driver. thirty-one year old trooper, frank i williams, and the other driver, were killed at about 7:00 last night. police say that other driver was traveling in the wrong direction on route 55 in millville. now, checking on the forecast with katie, we're tracking some showers? >> i would end up calling it pretty steady rain as we get towards the evening hours here, too, rahel. for now at least glimmer of sunlight, but it will be fading fast as the clouds roll n outside kutztown area middle school, chilly start to the day at 27 there, a loft 20's to be found up near the poconos, too, conned up with modest snow accumulation, but rain for everyone else, not arriving until we hit the
afternoon. meisha? >> katie, we've got an accident out there, i'll pull your attention it it right now, accident 202 northbound, see the northbound side here actually in the left turn lane, then also, the southbound side, as well, where you can see almost the center lane getting by. major backups hears, 202 north-south bound at high street, delaware county also looking slow pushing in the southbound direction, so heads up on that, then another accident new jersey turnpike southbound the ram top 195, that ramp is right now partially block. rahel, over to you. >> meisha, thank you. and our next update is at 7:55, up next on cbs this morning, new triple a study shows just how much sleep we really need to drive safely. i'm rahel solomon, good morning.
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♪ that was the biggest cheer of the night as we got a couple of idiots running out on the field right now. with their shirts off running all over the place. the last person i'd like to run into is -- a state trooper. >> did you see that. >> oh! and the other guy's knocked down. they actually hit him harder than the jets defense. >> ooh. kevin harland on the radio calling the action the two men ran into the field during the monday night game between the jets and colts. indianapolis clobbered the jets. 41-10. >> i guess that boomer did not approve. >> boomer did not approve.
coming up the soaring cost of building american embassies. waste that cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars how it raises concerns for american personnel. and the family is speaking out over the death of joe mcknight. why the person charged was not convicted. the paper said the official killed the study here would lead to budget cuts. the 2015 report outlined a clear path to save $125 billion over five years. it revealed for the first time that the pentagon spent nearly nearly a quarter of its budget, $134 billion on core business operations like accounting and human resources.
the deputy of defense secretary calls it unrealistic. sheriff's deputy died when her car plunged into a huge sinkhole filled with water. the deputy's car was full of 12 feet of water. the second car fell in and two passersby rescued the two. the "atlanta journal-constitution" said a man who left his son to die in a car was sentenced to life in prison. a jury convicted harris of murder. prosecutors say harris killed his son to escape from family life. he got the maximum sentence, life plus 32 years. and the "times-picayune" of new orleans reports on a moment of silence for former running back joe mcknight. last night, the new york jets honored their former player killed thursday in an apparent
road rage incident. it happened near new orleans. the gunman was detained and released without any protest. jericka duncan. >> reporter: good morning. after he admitted killing joe mcknight a few miles from here, the case remains under investigation. now, the mcknight family says it's not the investigation that's upsetting. it's the fact that their loved one will never come home again. joanna and jonathan mcknight want justice for their brother and are willing to wait. >> we just want to make sure. >> reporter: police said mcknight was shot to death during an apparent road rage incident in louisiana. cell phone video show an urgent try to save his life. authorities say he shot mcknight
three times from inside his vehicle while mcknight was standing at gasser's passenger window. he was released hours after pulling the trigger and remains uncharged. >> the easiest thing for me would have been, book 'em dano, right? but the fact of the matter is, if trying to flesh out these details in a very deliberate and appropriate fashion, we chose not to do that. >> does it bother you that somebody who killed your brother is not behind bars? >> there's a lot of surprise because i'm not going to see him. and my mom is not going to see her son. you know, whatever it helps to do whatever. >> reporter: this is not his first offense.
a report issued by the sheriff's office said he was involved in an incident in february 2006 at the same intersection. the sheriff's office said gasser got into a verbal altercation with another driver. gasser followed him into a service station and began to strike him with a closed fist. a charge of simple battery was later dismissed. >> what would you say to the community that's outraged? >> i would say you can do it within yourself. that's not what my brother stood for. that's not what we stand for. >> reporter: according to the louisiana state police, they say it is, in those situation, legal to have a gun in the car with a permit. now, the sheriff says that in this case, sandra brown, they say the sandra brown law may have had an impact here. that law essentially says you do not have to retreat if you believe you are facing a threat.
norah. >> i didn't know all of that. jericka, thank you. the house committee says the price of new u.s. embassies will give you sticker shock. cbs received the draft of a new report of wasteful spending at the state department. it says the new built among will rise pond the $1 billion price tag. congressman jason chaffetz said construction will make the cost of the project. margaret brennan has the numbers. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, the well, the investigation was led by that utah republican jason chaffetz who accuses the obama administration of taking a risky approach to building embassies. taking too long and spending too much. now the next secretary of state will have to decide whether to build fortress-like installations or architectural jewels. it comes with a sizable price tag, the facility, a steel frame surrounded by glass will soon exceed the $1 billion projection
according to house oversight committee chair jason chaffetz. >> i feel very mislead by the state department because if we aren't opening those doors in february the cost to the tax is about $100,000 a day to stay in that facility. >> reporter: that facility will be used to house our personnel until the new london embassy is ready. a six-month lease agreement according to chaffetz accounts for a $2 billion cost. found quibbling over the glass wall in indonesia cost tense of millions of dollars in change order requests and nearly $3 million was spent on art at the u.s. embassy in pakistan. one of the biggest came from mexico where the u.s. government paid $120 million for a 16-acre lot. and $56 million on the design of a diplomatic mission. but nothing has been built there yet. chaffetz who visited the site said costs will climb above the
more than $943 million estimates. >> something has to change because they're building them slower. they're coming in over budget. they're not necessarily secure. and they're so ostentatious. i'm glad we have a mr. trump coming in because he it fix it in a hurry. >> reporter: but the building of a post for classified work isn't your typical real estate project. mark toner. do you have any kind of time line as to when these embassies will be both secure and finished? >> all i can say is that, you know, our diplomatic security bureau and our chief buildings operations bureau and our management bureau work hand in hand, to ensure that safety is foremost. first and foremost. >> an official is mindful that how an embassy look impacts the perception of the u.s. but, gayle, they insist despite the delays, the project will remain within budgets.
>> thank you, margaret. architectural jewels cost a lot of money. before you get in the car, errol barnett has a wake-up call. >> a new warning this morning that even slightly sleep deprived drivers can cause up to twice as many accidents. we're up live here to show you how a few hours worth of sleep can make a difference. >> where do we get that a few extra hours of sleep? please tell us. to subscribe to the podcast get the news of the day. extended interviews and podcast originals. find them on itunes and apple podcast app. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ eyes open? good. because it's here. cue the confetti.
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miss two to three hours of sleep a day more than quadrupled their risk of getting in a crash. that's compared to drivers who sleep for seven hours. federal regulators say the accident risk from drowsy driving is comparable to driving drunk. errol barnett is on the road in washington to look at the dangers. errol, good morning. >> good morning. aaa is urging people to make sure drivers are as alert as possible. whether you're a passenger like me or in the driver's seat. and that's because a third of drivers report hitting the road when they have a hard time keeping their eyes open, which has proven to be deadly. >> reporter: these videos show how quickly a drowsy driver can lose control. >> i remember screaming at the top of my lungs and sort of collapsing, because i couldn't be true. >> reporter: her 18-year-old son tyler was killed after he crashed his car months after
graduating high school. he was in a midafternoon drive when witnesses saw his vehicle cross three lanes, flip several times and strike a tree. six years later his family's grief is still fresh. >> definite ly cheated. >> it's hard every day. i mean, it's been six years, but little things come up and it gets real difficult. >> reporter: police found no signs of alcohol or drugs in tyler's system. the lack of skid marks led investigators to conclude tyler fell asleep at the wheel. his family said he was getting four to six hours of sleep a night. >> i knew about texting and driving and impaired driving, drunk driving, all of those things we're educated about. but not once was there a conversation about young adults and driving. >> individuals and young adults
are among the highest risk groups. >> reporter: jake nelson is aaa's director for traffic advocacy and research. >> one in five crashes where somebody dies in that crash involve a driver who was drowsy or hadn't had enough sleep the night before. >> reporter: aaa found sleep-deprived drivers are almost twice as likely to be involved in an accident when they get four to five hours sleep. 12 times more likely to crash with less than four hours of sleep. >> driving with having only earned four to five hours of sleep in a 24-hour period can be just as impairing as driving drunk. >> reporter: how aware are people of this? >> not aware at all. i think that's really the punch line. >> and beyond that recommended seven hours of sleep aaa says passengers can play a role in preventing drowsy driving. by keeping an eye on the driver and making sure they're alert.
and also being generous, offering to take turns. >> errol, thank you. >> how did you sleep last night? >> how did you sleep last night, errol? >> i slept pretty well. how did you guys sleep? >> yeah, trying to figure out how to get more hours in the day than get more sleep. >> a really interesting study. >> it's so important. you can't stress enough how important sleep is. i'm still trying to figure out how we can do it on this shifts. >> important information. >> okay. canadians love ice hockey. but driving on the ice is another thing altogether. look -- ooh. ahead, the slow-moving pileup involving buses,
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>> good morning, to you, i'm joe holden. a teenager is in critical condition after he was shot during a robbery in germantown. police say the 17 year old was robbed in fern hill park, and shot in the head and hip. he was returned to temple hospital, investigators say they are looking for a white van that could be connected to this case. let's sends it to ever katie fehlinger and the eyewitness weather forecast, katy? >> good morning, joe. looking ahead to day that really transitions from not so bad to, well, quite a bit of a mess here specially by the p.m. drive. very obvious why, right? you have the leading edge of rain currently moving, in some ice, some snow across the mountain us terrain, back into west virginia, but this eventually comes in straight up rain for most of us. poconos, you can expect a little bit of wet snow or
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♪ good morning. it is tuesday december 6th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there's more real news ahead including the grammy nominations. find out who's in the running for the top awards. grammy winner meghan trainor right here in studio 57. but first, here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. the work in danger for those recovery workers. it's slow, it's precise because this place is being treated as a crime scene. >> victims of this tragedy texted their family and friends saying that they knew their fate and they loved them. >> security is tight across the entire los angeles metro transit system this morning because of a terror threat. the mistrial as a
possibility became clear after a juror sent the judge a note that in good conscious he or should could not have a guilty charge for mr. slager. >> al gore arrived yesterday. there was no greenhouse gas conversion, but the conversation apparently will continue. >> to and from the protest site nearly impassible. >> jason chaffetz accuses the obama administration. >> they're coming in under budgets. they're not secure. >> donald trump has invited the leader of the philippines to the white house last year despite the fact that he previously told president obama to go to hell. said obama, oh, i'm already there. [ laughter ] >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" at 8:00 is sponsored by hepc.
i'm charlie king. the site of the oakland warehouse fire is now considered a crime scene. charges are possible. officials have identified 37 of the people killed most in their 20s. >> they're still trying to find out exactly what caused the fire. property records show an illegal interior building structure and a ton of garbage piling up. one person who used to live in the building called the ghost ship a death trap. >> the president-elect will lead a rally in fayetteville. he travels to michigan on friday. kellyanne conway said it's all about the voters who chose mr. trump. >> it's part of the thank you tour. came in to vote for the
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trying to taiwan with the one-china policy. it follows president-elect trump's phone call to taiwan's president. it broke decades of protocol. a white house spokesman questioned mr. trump's decision. >> it's a sensitive matter. and some of the progress that we have made in our relationship with china could be undermined by this issue flaring up. >> the white house has used a series of phone conversations with china to make clear the united states is committed to one china. vice president joe biden said he's not ruling out a presidential run in four years. when asked about his plan, the vice president said this, i'm going to run in 2020 for president. biden was asked if he was being serious. he said i'm not committing not to run. i'm not committing to anything. i learned a long time ago that fate has a strange way of
intervening. >> bidie i biden made the commer intervening on a procedural vote. part of the bill will be named for biden's son beau who died of cancer. it provides hundreds of millions of dollars for cancer research. this is part of the vice president's moon shot initiative. very emotional on capitol hill. the vice president will be stephen colbert's guest on "the late show." tonight at 11:35. 10:35 central right here on cbs. >> do you think that will come up? >> i wonder, yeah. whether the potential presidential race will come up. >> good timing. >> yeah, it will. prosecutors are revealing the extent of a massive cybercrime operation avalanche to spread service to spread malware to computers across the world. investigators say the operation infected 250,000 computerses in more than 180 countries. the criminal operation cost
hundreds of millions of dollars from 2009. malware consteal passwords and other personal information. >> this is probably the most significant takedown of a cybercriminal group in history. they're offering a way to be invisible while committing crime. i think this is going to be a downward crime for cybercrime in the next three months. >> malware infected 500,000 computers. amazon is trying out a grocery store with no checkout lines and no cashiers, what? the online retail store opened up the test store in seattle. amazon go it's called expected to be open to the public next year. so, you scan your app, your amazon yes, i app, to get in. you pick up items and it charges to your amazon account as you walk out the door. >> amazon hopes to open in 2,000
locations. the bureau of labor statistics say that grocery stores have more than 856,000 cashiers on their payroll last year. you know, it's interesting, because while it will make it easier to shop, you don't have to wait in a line. which trader joe's is quite long. and whole foods. >> this is beyond question about technology in terms of jobs and how does society deal with it. >> i don't like the loss of jobs. >> i refuse to go to that little checkout because i still like the human interaction. >> yeah. >> what are you laughing at? >> well, i just think that's perfectly you. >> yes. >> if you like human interaction. >> if you like human interaction. and don't like to think of machines taking over. >> that's right. >> human interaction is important. pop star meghan trainor knows something or two about
virtual reality is getting a bit more realistic with a new product out today. >> today, it's a hand controller that lets you interact with images. norah is here with brendon reed to try it out. okay, guys. >> i don't know if you're seeing what i'm seeing i'm essentially climbing a huge wall. if i grip i can see it. it feels like i'm climbing. oh, my gosh, it's very scary. >> it's a long ways down. >> it's a long ways down. and reach up again, really you get the sensation that you're scaling this wall. that you're actually here. if i look to the left, it looks like a beautiful lagoon with a
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sign then drive event. ♪ virtual reality is game-changing technology. and the game is becoming even more realistic. company oculus is introducing touch hand controllers today. they bring virtual reality into a new dimension. oculus inventor and ceo is here. branden is here. tell us what's new about the hand controls. >> now, we're coming out with touch. everybody is receiving their letters today. this brings your hands into virtual realities. you actually look down and see your hands in physical spaces, see them in the virtual world. you can interact with objects.
>> you can climb a wall. >> you can climb a wall. it really allows to you interact in a whole new dimension in virtual reality. >> this is the first time you've done this? >> yeah. >> what was your experience? >> looks real? >> it does, it feels very real. that's the thing about virtual reality, it's almost as if you're climbing. mentally, you don't feel anything necessarily in your fingertips. gayle will not go paragliding or jump out of a plane. >> no, gayle won't. what were you thinking, what were you trying to get with the experience that you didn't get before? >> well, we really wanted to bring hands into virtual reality. not just objects with wands. we wanted to actually have people look down and see their hands. they're two objects that you look at all day every day. >> are your hands? >> are your hands. >> this would be great for gaming, right? >> but consider other applications. why this would be a new
platform, an irresistible platform? >> so, we continue to say vr is the next big commuting process. it is going to take a while to get to many other experiences. >> in the initial application. >> initial application is definitely gaming. right away you're going to have enthusiasts jump in and this is the holy grail for gamers. you put on your headset, all of a sudden you're teleported into that game. where you're climbing up a huge cliff and looking down and feel like you're truly there. this is what many gamers have been dreaming about for decades. but beyond gaming you can go beyond many forms of creativity. you can do sculpting. quill has a paint brush application. and then graffiti. so, it's all virtual. and there's a lot of creativity
that you can do. >> will you be able to do things like going to museums and walk around and see art here and there and everywhere? >> absolutely. one of the things we talk about is the waste of 3d scan earth now. if you think about the video camera, it is the ideal device to capture the world for 2d screen. but in vr, we have a full three-dimensional, 360 experience so we now capture scenes in full 3 exhibit 3 dimensions. that's going to allow us to put on a head set and teleport to any situation. and be face-to-face. put on a pair of glasses and go to london with your best friend. >> and will reporters be able to take a camera inside some battlefield and give a larger sense of reality? >> in the future, that's where this is going, instead of going in with a 2d video camera. >> and the future means what for
you, next month? >> a few years. >> i have no ownership in this at all but i take ownership because you went to university of maryland. >> all right. >> you dropped out after one semester and said i want to do something more. yet, you're giving back to the school. let's talk about that, $31 million for what and why? >> $31 million for a computer science building. and one million for for a scholarship. i felt like this was the right time. this is an extraordinary event and not something that we expected to happen. and when i went to university of maryland, we were touring in a campus and went back to the old computer science building, the same building when i was there, nearly 20 years ago. and i thought it would be really inspiring for students to have a new center. to have a really modern computer science center. we got talking and nobody had made a donation for computer science in several decades. so it felt like the right time. >> that's a very interesting
phenomenon. silicon valley has a lot of young people getting very rich quickly with lots of money engaging in philanthropy. great decision. >> just think what would have happened with your life. congratulations this is very cool. when we come back, michael lewis said it took years to bring up the nerve to write his new book. can you imagine michael lewis being nervous? >> i can't imagine -- >> i'm nervous now. >> story of an unlikely friendship and how it changed our perception of reality. you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be right back.
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♪ the grammy nominations are just minutes away. because of that 8:30 announcement with meghan trainor we have this morning's headlines a few minutes early. time.com said parents spend as much time on screen as their kids. survey looked at parents of children from ages 8 to 18 and parents they say spend about nine hours a day using mobile devices or playing video games. that's the same amount agency the tweens and the teenagers. researchers say if you want to use technology in a positive way in your home. you and your family should watch the same show together or play the same game. do you agree with that? >> totally. and america's pool of high
school graduates will be stagnant for years to come. the number of graduates hit a peak of almost 3.5 million in 2013. the total will not be that large again until 2024. this could be a problem for colleges looking to fill classrooms and employers looking to fill jobs. and "the new york times" said hatchimals are the must have holiday toy. the furry creatures are breaking out of shells. frantic parents are signing waiting lists. and it's triple the $60 price tag. a new batch won't arrive from china until next year. >> i never heard of them. >> remember when it was cabbage patch kids. and shopkins. >> somebody is go to be very rich. >> with weird toys. this year's grammy winner for best artist is in the toyota
green >> this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". good morning, i'm rahel solomon. philadelphia firefighters are battling flames. twenty people forced from their homes, in the care of the red cross right now, pine people checked out at a hospital. no word yet on a cause. let's check the weather with katie. it is cool out there, and looks like we're expecting some rain, too? >> yes, rain on the way, you can see it, lighting up the radar, over my shoulder. let's take it full screen. in fact, looking at wider zoom, sort of drawn out to few states south of our area. that's where the leading edge of the rain is currently sort of pent up. obviously on the way. window of dry weather opportunities, beginning to dwindle for you, i would say,
about one time, shortly thereafter, rain over spreads our area. here are the bullet points, clouds are with us the rest of the morning, but the rain will be developing again i would say generally just shortly after lunchtime. the heaviest comes toward evening. obviously this will slow you down. rain amounts, close to about half inch, locally, though, we could see nearing an inch. that will help some night chip down the rainfall deficitment gone are the days of the 50's for majority of the forecast, mid to lower 40's at best, friday, looking specially cold, meisha, because we will have to factor in the wind. so winter is upon us, my friends. >> oh, yes, it is here, no escaping it, katie, thank you so much. looking at the roadways right now, still very busy where we did have accident, blue route at baltimore pike northbound in the northbound direction that has now since been cleared. but you can see both directions actually still looking very slow, especially pushing in the northbound direction, taillights still going off. accident here route ten closed between friendship church and route 41, use this alternate route 41, gap newport pike the best one. and in the world of septa
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♪ meghan trainor! ♪ ♪ everything's all right how cool is that? top superstar meghan trainor earned grammy gold as best new artist. only on "cbs this morning" the powerhouse performer and songwriter is here to announce the 59th annual grammy awards nominations. hello. >> welcome. >> so glad you're here. >> thank you. >> before we get to the nominees, take us to that moment, i remember your dad's face, what was he saying to you? >> i can't watch that because i wanted to cry again. that was a surreal moment.
it was a movie. it wasn't real, especially because i didn't believe in myself growing up. win the best new artist out of all of the awards was incorrect. >> what does your dad say about you now? >> he says from now on they have to introduce you as grammy winning -- >> yeah. >> your parents come to your concerts? >> oh, yeah, a lot of them. they're coming tonight. >> because you're in boston. >> yeah. >> where is your grammy at home? >> every time i look at it i almost giggle. i'm like, that's not real. it's plastic. >> it is very real. and now we'll talk about the new nominees. there are about 13,000 recording artists, songwriters and producers and voters of the grammy nominees. they choose the best of 21,000 recordings submitted for your consideration. meghan, you've got the envelope. let's go to record of the year. >> okay. i've got it. >> okay. >> ready? >> we're ready. >> the nominees. >> hello by adele.
formation by beyonce. seven years by lucas graham. work by rihanna. stressed out by 21 pilots. >> those are all good categories. are you making a prediction on that? >> no. i can't believe it. >> okay. >> song of the year. >> song of the year, nominees, this is one -- oh, man. formation by beyonce. hello by adele, hello by adele by adele adkins and greg kurstin. i took a bill in ibiza by mike posner. love yourself by justin bieber. 7 years by lukas graham.
i love the song. >> do you have a favorite? >> hello. 7 years by lukas graham. stephon forrest, morton pilegaard and morton ristorp. >> the next cats gore. nominees this year. >> best new artists. the chainsmokers, kel sea balancer rene. chance the rapper. maren morris and anderson paak. >> kelsea has been working so hard.
>> chance the rapper? >> and chance the rapper, my favorite rapper right now. and anderson paak. i just learned about him and i'm obsessed with him right now. >> okay, the last one? >> last one, album. okay, album. "25" by adele. "lemonade" by beyonce. "purpose" by justin bieber. "views" by drake, "a sailor's guide to earth" by sturgell simpson. >> three out of four categories that you just revealed beyonce. >> that's a lot. >> justin bieber had several, too, did he not? >> of course. >> beyonce had 20 grammys. what do you think of the two of them? >> adele versus beyonce? >> yeah, adele versus beyonce. >> i don't know.
i don't know how you choose. >> i think it's going to be a star-studded grammy. >> what i love, sturgill simpson is on it. >> look at charlie with your -- >> yeah, look at you. >> you like "a sailor's." >> i didn't download it yet. >> how do you listen to it? >> i get my phone up. >> i love this meghan. he's here today. >> he's here somewhere just -- >> he's waving. >> oh, you did it. >> wave again. >> oh, wow. >> do you have a performance tonight? >> yes, i do. in boston, we're flying right after this. i got to go.
>> do you think this will change your song writing? >> you mean the romance? >> actually, we've been writing songs together. a friend, chloe introduced us. >> yeah, darryl has a name. congratulations to you and your career. >> i'm sorry, lukas graham and the team if i messed up the names. >> it's great just to be nominated. >> and have fun, don't freak out when you get there. >> are you going this year? >> yeah. >> all right, meghan trainor, thank you for being here. you can watch the 59th annual grammy awards on sunday, february 12th, 8:00, 7:00 central here on cbs. michael lewis' best-seller covering everything from sports to finance. now the author is taking on
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add that up and you get -- >> 492. >> divided by 3? >> 294. >> "money ball" shows how a baseball executive built a winning team using data analysis. screen play is based on michael lewis' best-sellers. his books have sold 9 million copies alone. three of them have been successful movies including "the big short" and the blind side." undoing projects of friendship that changed our mind. it follows the intense clan brace between two israeli psychologists. michael lewis is with us. welcome. >> thanks for considering me back. as i was drinking my coffee out of this writing my book every
day. i have a habit of stealing talk show mugs. >> so we're inspiring. >> tell me where you found the idea? >> i had written this book about the team that thrived because baseball players were misjudged by their markets. there's a book about how people get misjudged by markets and how their value is hard to perceive. judgment was coming from people, trust me, gut instincts, ex-baseball experts. in the same old statistics. i never really got to the question why do people misjudge other people. and in a review of "money ball," two scholars, wrote mr. lewis doesn't seem to understand that these two psychologists who did a study into the way the humid mind functions making judgments. and they described all of the reasons of the baseball players.
>> what's great about this, it's a story of friendship. >> it's more than just friendship. it's love. >> they're heterosexual men. but you said they connected with each other more deeply than anyone else even their wives noticed. they finished each other's sentences. there was a deep love. >> danny said to me once, he was describing his feelings for amos, he said we're in love with women and all of that, but with amos, i was rapt. and he likes me more than i like him. >> yeah. >> i think the dynamics in the relationship were so interesting because they were with each other unlike who they were with anybody else. in a room together alone, they became different people. so the relationship -- and it brought things out of each other. and the work they did together was just so much better than anything they did separately. so then, you saw this, almost
like chemical merging of the minds. >> and it was so difficult, too, michael? >> everybody who knew themselves knew they got alone. >> i want you to finish that because i think that's pass naturesing. >> on the surface, felix and oscar syndrome, danny was a total slob and amos was neat. you walk into amos' office, there was nothing but a pencil on a desk. nothing on the walls. danny's office was such chaos, his secretary tie his scissors to his desk so he wouldn't lose them. but the biggest thing was amos was the most self-sure person i ever knew. it was a one-line intelligence test. it was the longer it takes you to figure out that amos is smarter than you the stupider you are. he spent his childhood being chased by nazis across france.
barely survived. it's like watching an animal trying to swallow itself whole starting with its tail. every time he has an idea he becomes unsure of an idea. >> for those not familiar with their work, we've heard the phrase trust your gut and heard how stereotypes lead us to make mistakes by trusting our gut or misperceptions. but a good example would be what? >> well, sports is a good example. the example i love is the basketball player who became a star, a star for the new york nets. but no one drafted him. none of the nba teams drafted him. >> and he was a big store in california. >> and no college teams wants him either coming out of high school. and the grasp on him, talking to general managers, he's not athletic. and then, of course, he gets the
chance he's incredible athletic. they start measuring athleticism by putting sensors on him and seeing how fast his two steps are, he's all of the charts. so why is it when people looking at him make a judgment. can't see the athleticism. and jeremy said this and also the general manager said this because he's asian. because they hadn't seen it before. one of the things they talk about the power -- the way the mind fixes stereotypes. it's actually wired to fix stereotypes. we're wired -- we have some model in our mind what a president looks like. what a basketball player looks like. or what our investment adviser looks like and we match. so that's one of the reasons that our thinking often doesn't look right. often, the person doesn't look right for the job. >> and somebody makes a just
about somebody's face and they're told, no, you'll never do this. >> that's right. actually one of my lessons i pulled out of my exposure to amos, when i'm looking for someone looking for a job. looking for a doctor, if someone doesn't look right as a doctor they're almost certainly a great doctor. if you don't look the part, it's so much harder. you all look like talk show hosts i'm sure you're good, too. but you could have got here just on your looks. and that's a problem. that's a problem. >> i like that you talk to the relationship -- because amos is no longer with us. he died back in 1996. >> '96. >> you said you were reluctant to approach danny to write this book that you were nervous. >> so, this is a psychologist who won a nobel prize in economics with like a flip of a wrist. just the way the work changed economics. and everything that comes out 6
his mouth is really, really interesting. and i didn't think he would take an interest in me or it. so, it took a while. it took a long time. >> you kept going back and back and back? >> we'd go on long walks together. actually, the ideas were really interesting. but the relationship -- >> it was the crux of it? >> and the two best characters i've ever known in life. bar none. that was the other thing, you know, a lot of times i feel as a writer i've been the "b" student writing that other "b" student and i can get my mind around the subjects. here i'm a "b" student trying to get my arms around an "a" student. i felt like a gnat. >> what do you know about making better and good decisions? >> well, time will tell if i make decisions better. i had these two guys in my head when making decisions which is the characters play themselves
in this. but i think the big thing is, one of their big things is you try to make the world feel like something that it actually is. my mind is always doing that. we felt like we should have seen trump coming. a lot of things are dumb that we didn't know the stock market was going to go up. >> managed with probability. >> gayle knew. >> gayle knows everything. but in my face, preserving a sense of uncertainty while you're making decisions is really, really important, rather than -- needs total conviction. >> michael, it's great to have you here. >> yeah. >> "cbs this morning" will be right back.
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this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". good morning, i'm joe holden. two fire fight remembers in the hospital right now after they were hurt battling a fire in dover, delaware. chopper three # is live over the cedar chase apartment on north dupont highway. the extent of the firefighters injuries is not known right now. officials say there were several rescues, including a baby, that was lowered to safety, from an upper floor. investigators are looking for the cause of this destructive fire. now, to the eyewitness weather forecast, meteorologist, katie fehlinger in the weather center joe, lots to cover right now. we have storm system that's just knocking on our door step, very close by, but moving very slowly, so it will still take few more hours before we actually end up having to deal with rain in the city. i would say right around lunchtime give or take an hour
or two, later than that you will see the rain building in. solid batch of it. it will be cold enough for winter weather advisory to be posted up in the poconos, specifically, northwest new jersey then also carbon monroe counties. you might actually end up with few inches every wet snow accumulation with a mix that's going to take place there. thirty-nine the current temperature in philly. haven't really moved all that much in the last couple of hours on these read, at least not in the city. bit less harsh up in the mountains, but clouds building everywhere, that's of course a sign of things to come. you will need the umbrella later on, all out of here later on, warmer, too, but arctic cold front decides it will cross through, watch for rain or snow shower thursday and much colder by friday. >> all right, katie, thank you. looking outside right now, approaching 9:00. still looking very busy, just around this area, schuylkill westbound, around boulevard, we were looking at disable truck. that has since been cleared out of the way, but you can see how busy it is particularly moving in the westbound direction. eastbound direction, it is pretty busy as well, also an accident here roosevelt boulevard northbound at
bustleton avenue and we have another accident still out there route ten closed between friend ship church and route 41, use the alternate route 41 or gap new pork pike best bet. still 60 minutes delays on lansdale downs towel. >> that's "eyewitness "eyewitne" for now, join us for the news at noon. i'm joe holden
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