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10:00. ooh. on the cw philly and back here at 11:00. stay warm if you're going to be out captioning sponsored by cbs >> ninan: how low will it go? temperatures keep dropping as arctic air blasts the midwest and northeast. from washington, d.c. to new hampshire's mount washington, it feels far below vary. >> it's like being in a refrigerator. >> ninan: also tonight, president trump declares himself a very stable genius, lashing out at critics questioning his mental health. and the bombshell book everyone's talking about. >> i consider it a work of fiction. >> ninan: the national flu outbreak. emergency rooms are overcrowded with patients. a fiery collision on the tarmac sends air passengers scrambling down the emergency chute. and she's a yoga instructor, a
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ballroom dancer. we should also mention she's nearly 100 years old. >> reporter: how do you keep dancing after having had three hip replacements? this is the "cbs weekend news." >> ninan: good evening. i'm reena ninan. there are wind chill advisories and warnings tonight from georgia to maine. the new york city airports today tied and broke single-digit record lows, not factoring in the wind. chicago tied its record of 12 straight days below 20 degrees. coastal communities like duxbury, massachusetts, flooded in thursday's nor'easter, are dealing with dangerous ice. before the thaw, it's going to get a lot worse, with temperatures finally bottoming out sunday morning. here's brook silva-braga. >> think of it as, like, opening your freezer, but that cold taking over your whole house. >> reporter: the blast of arctic air has taken over whole sections of the country. >> it felt like we were in the middle of siberia, or something. >> reporter: in philadelphia, an apartment fire, battled in
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subzero wind chills, killed two people, including a firefighter, caught under collapsed debris. >> i'm here since thursday. >> reporter: at new york's j.f.k. airport, weather-driven delays fueled frustration. many passengers complained they spent the night in the terminal without flight information or access to their bags. >> this is the worst ending to the holiday season here in new york. >> reporter: in mount washington, new hampshire, the wind chill was negative 90. the air temp minus 37. blowing a bubble and watching it freeze, that was pretty cool, too. despite a minus-eight degree whicialg the number on the minds of parading cleveland browns fans was zero as they celebrated a so-called perfect winless n.f.l. season. officials in boston warned locals that despite appearances, the charles river isn't safe to walk across. there were no such concerns for ice skaters in chicago. >> i want to go back to texas. >> reporter: but parts of the south are chilly, too. in central florida, dozens of
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manatees gathered in a canal, huddling for warmth. cruisers on the norwegian "breakaway" sailed into the storm on their return trip from the bahamas to new york. passengers said the trip started leaking. >> i'll never go on any type of boat again in my life after this. >> reporter: it's now 12 days and counting since the temperature went above freezing here in new york city. and that's a special concern for the homeless, so the city has added 450 warm beds. but advocates say homelessness is at record highs and many will be outside tonight. reena. >> ninan: brook silva-braga. thank you, brook. for more on the deep freeze, let's bring in meteorologist barry burbank of our cbs boston station wbz. barry. >> reena, it's been a long siege of unbelievable cold weather across much of the country, especially the northern united states. and now that's shifted into the northeast, and we have a wind chill advisory or a wind chill warning up across much of this area, right on through tonight and into tomorrow morning as
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well for some dangerous wind chills of as much as 25 to 35 below zero, especially in the northern portions of these areas. while the cold is going to be easing in the midwest, westward, it's still going to be frigid in the northeast first thing sunday morning. there are going to be record-low temperatures likely sunday morning from portland, maine, to burlington, to boston, which may be close to a little bit below vary. new york city will be close to zero all the way to philadelphia. washington, d.c. will have a record-low temperature sent morning and maybe all the way down to virginia, and so on and so forth. but mild air coming in. a weak system might produce snow sunday night to monday. there will be a big rainmaker out here in california starting on tuesday. but there is good news here. all the cold air we've had is going to be lifting to the northeast. the jet stream is going to change, and we're gog have a big switch to much warmer weather. we may be having a thaw in the 50s in the northeast but the end of the week. that's the forecast for now. reena. >> ninan: barry burbank.
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thank you, barry. well, on this cold weekend, many are reading a new bestselling book about the trump presidency. it's called "fire and fury." the president today dismissed it as a worveg fiction. mr. trump also declared himself a "very stable genius." errol barnett has more on this. >> got a lot of work condition, a lot of great work for the people. >> reporter: despite president trump's important weekend at camp david where he's setting his 2018 agenda, he ban the day defending his mental fitness tweeting, "my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart," going on to say he is, "a very stable genius." >> i did a quick interview with him a long time ago having to do with an article, but i don't know this man. >> reporter: it's a defense against characterizations made by michael wolff, author of the book "fire and fury." >> i think that he's intellectually incapable of being president of the united states. >> reporter: wolff says he stands by his account, which relies on a wide range of white house staffers' perspectives. >> the story that i've told
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seems to present this presidency in such a way that it says he can't do this job. >> reporter: today's camp david press conference highlighted the president's support among republicans, with congressional leaders meeting to discuss mr. trump's request of $18 billion for a border wall. democrats demand any new funding address the status of undocumented workers' children. >> in some form, mexico will pay for the wall. the wall's going to happen or we're not going to have daca. >> reporter: and when pressed on if he encouraged jeff sessions not to recuse himself from the russia investigation, the president was not clear. >> the story, by the the way, in "the times" was way off, or at least off. but everything i've done is 100% proper. that's what i do, is i do things proper. >> reporter: now, even though president trump says he sandses by his attorney general, mr. sessions was not invited to this weekend's retreat. the president also blaimedz blaims his former strategist, steve bannon, for allowing the
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"fire and fury" author into the white house saying, "that is request 'sloppy steve' is looking for a job." reena. >> ninan: errol, thank you very much. one of the alabama women who accused former u.s. senate candidate roy moore of sexual misconduct has lost her home in a fire. tina johnson accused moore of groping her at his law office back in 1991. her home was destroyed this past wednesday, the same day that moore's democratic opponent, doug jones, was sworn in as senator. the fire is being investigated as arson. officials say they are questioning a person of interest, but there's no indication the fire had anything to do with moore orlet allegations against him. more than half the country is seeing a spike in flu cases. the c.d.c. says 26 states are reporting high activity. in all but four states, the flu is widespread. john blackstone has more on the national outbreak. >> reporter: emergency rooms are packed, ambulances are being redistricted, and medical officials from chicago to orange
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county, california, are sounding the alarm. >> it's going to be an epidemic year. >> reporter: according to the centers focenters for disease cd prevention, in the past week, regions experiencing high flu activity increased from 21 states 26 states, and new york city. the number of states reporting widespread flu activity rose from 36 to 46, and in california alone, at least 27 people have died. the volume of flu patients at palomar health in san diego county has increased so much, a tent had to be set up to manage the influx. >> every year, we do see an increase in flu-type patients. this year it just hit very hard and very quickly. what we compare it to was 2009 when we had h1n1. >> how are the volumes today? >> it's been busy. >> reporter: dr. alan hansen runs palomar health's emergency department. he said on the hospital's busiest day, over 400 patients came in with flu-like symptoms. >> up in san diego in the week during the holidays, there were
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about 3,000 new cases of flu. in the tent here, we're seeing upwards of 60 patients in an eight- to 10-hour time period. >> reporter: despite concerns about the flu shot's effectiveness against this year's deadly strain, doctors are still encouraging vaccinations. >> even if you get flu and you've been vaccinated, your severity of illness is much less. you have lower hospitalizations, les-severe illness, lower resk of death. even though it's currently not thought to be quite as effective as it has been in previous years, it's still super, super important. >> ninan: a 26-year-old man from missouri faces terrorism charges accused of trying to derail an amtrak train. >> reporter: it was the middle of the night, in the middle of nowhere, nebraska, 200 miles from oak what, when 26-year-old taylor wilson allegedly pulled the emergency break on amtrak's california zephyr train
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traveling between sacramento and chicago. there were 175 passengers on board last october when the train abruptly stopped. amtrak employees restrained wilson for an hour until the closest sheriff's deputy could arrive. wilson had a handgun, ammunition, a mask, knife, scissors, and a tape measure. the f.b.i. now believes he may have been planning a larger attack and is facing terror-related charges for allegedly attempting to wreck, derail, and disable the train. wilson's cousin told investigators the suspect had expressed an interest in killing black people. >> the indicators are this person was a ticking bomb. we just don't know in what direction he was going to explode. >> reporter: ron hosko is a former deputy director of the f.b.i. >> this easy access to a sense of area of the train is very troubling. >> reporter: you would think that you would make it very difficult to access what is essentially the cockpit of the train. >> it should be akin to the cockpitavcockpit of a plane, the are barriers, there are boor
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cades, that are hardened entryways that only a very few people can have access to, whether key or some other access code. >> reporter: his cousin told the f.b.i. wilson attended the "unite the right" rally in charlottesville where the alt-right clashed with counter-protesters. white supremacist materials were found on wilson's phone, and when officers searched his missouri home, they found a hidden closet with a stockpile of ammunition. his family later turned over a bulletproof vest and 15 firearms belonging to wilson, one modified to be fully automatic. amtrak declined comment on the incident. wilson's attorney said his client plans to plead not guilty. reena. >> ninan: kris, thank you very o much. he walked on the moon for 30 hours. the american space pioneer died friday from pneumonia. he was nasa's longest-serving astronaut. young flew two gemini missions, two apollo mission, two space
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shuttle missions and was the only astronaut to command four different types of spacecraft. john young was 87 years old. now some other stories we're following in the cbs weekend newsfeed. a cliet from cancun, mexico, to toronto, canada, ended last night way fiery collision. a westjet plane with 174 people on board was waiting to park when it was hospital by an empty sunwing jet that was being towed. no one was hurt. part of the nash vcialg tennessee, skyline came crashing down today. was what known as the centennial tower and lifeway building was imploded. after the debris from the building is removed, construction can begin on a new development, which may including buildings more than twice as tall. many had high hopes of hitting last night's megamillions jackpot, but only one winning ticket was sold. pfs purchased at a 7-eleven in port richey florida.
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on monday. but now the next people through the door could be federal authorities coming to shut them down. >> it's always a possibility in your mind that they'll go after the most successful one first to make an example. >> reporter: california is one of six states, along with the district of columbia, where recreational pot sales have been legalized. but under federal law it's still illegal to groark baker or use marijuana. under the obama administration it was federal policy to respect state marijuana laws. by reversing that policy, the u.s. attorney general's office is now giving permission for states to prosecute marijuana cases but without a clear directive to do so. the move drew strong objections from many in states that have legalized recreational pot, including colorado's republican senator cory gardner. >> in 2016, president trump came to colorado and said he believed in states' rights, that he wouldn't use legal powers to reverse colorado's decision. why does jeff sessions that president trump was wrong? >> reporter: the senator tweeted that he would take "all
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steps necessary" to fight the policy change including possibly qls holding up the senate" from pending department of justice nominees. colorado, oregon, and california, all say they have no plans to change their prosecution strategies, and they have the public's support. a recent poll says acceptance of legal marijuana is at an all-time high-- 64%. legal experts say that level of acceptance could make federal prosecutions difficult. >> when they actually have to try this case and they end up in front of a jury that has voted for the legalization of marijuana, you could see something like jury nullification and no convictions. >> reporter: some cannabis farmers are already reconsidering their application for licenses because they're worried about being on a public list that could be available to investigators and prosecutors. now, this location in west hollywood was raided three times before 2013. all of their merchandise was either confiskated or destroyed, so that fear is absolutely real. mireya villarreal, cbs news,
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>> reporter: one after another, a train of trucks unloads at this los angeles-area recycling center. natasha gagarin emptied an s.u.v. packed with empty boxes. how many boxes do you think you had in your car? >> oh, well over 200, well over. >> reporter: in the u.s. alone, amazon used 6,000 trucks and 32 planes to get packages to its prime members last year. and the trucks just keep bringing it in. >> yup. >> reporter: kreigh hampbel is the recycling coordinator for the city of burbank. are you seeing an increase in the amount of cardboard? >> absolutely. it's a tsunami of cardboard. everything goes up 5%, 10% during the holidays. >> reporter: that's a concern for hampel because the recycling process is so complex. the boxes are sorted and bundled here. then, he says, they're loaded into containers and shipped across the pacific to china. there, the boxes are soaked in the water, stripped of staples, and reborn as boxes. but amazon says they've put a new focus on sustainable
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packaging, moving over 100 million shipments from boxes to padded mayorals in 2017. they released this video. >> we make the kinds of packages easy to open, minimal waste and 100% recyclable. as a result, to daerkt we've eliminated 181,000 tons of waste. >> reporter: amazon does have a challenge in terms of its packaging. it wants it to be exact, but it also wants it to get to you intact. as for all the cardboard here, recyclers say it could take until february for it all to be cleared out. jamie yuccas, cbs news, los angeles. >> ninan: up next, the power of chi.
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the words of wisdom from an ageless spirit. she was born nearly 100 years ago in 1989, and she's still a world-class yoga instructor and competitive ball room dancer. she shared her secrets to a long and meaningful life with roxana saberi. >> reporter: with steps and spins like these, tao porchon-lynch is redefining age. >> i'm 99. >> reporter: do you feel 99? >> no, i don't feel any age at all. >> reporter: at 87, she began competing on the dance floor and often winning. >> i do nearly everything from the jitterbug to waltz, foxtrot,
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and i don't stop. >> reporter: her teacher and partner, anton bilozorov, is only 26. he says she inspires him and his other students to keep moving. >> when i have another student to practice in dance, and then, "oh, i'm old." look, don't tell me. i have a student who is 99, and she never tell me that she's old. >> reporter: born in french india, to you modeled and acted with roles including the golden idol in the 1940 remake of "the thief of baghdad." she also taught yoga, sidelined only briefly by injuries. >> i've had three hip replacements. >> glor: #. >> reporter: how do you keep dancing after having had three hip replacements? >> because i'm the boss. >> reporter: as she and anton practiced on a recent weekend in hartsdale, new york, her friends filed in for a surprise. >> the "guinness" world record has decided to award you with the title for the oldest female
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competitive dancer. >> reporter: and it isn't even to you's first world record. five years ago "guinness" named her the oldest yoga teacher. she still holds seven classes a week for newcomers like me, and longtime students. >> she's shown me that you just-- you gotta try. >> reporter: where do you get all of this energy? the breath of life. the breath of life is right inside of us. you to feel the dance of life inside of and you know that nothing is impossible. >> reporter: and to share that dance with others, she says, is the best reward of all. roxana saberi, cbs news, in hartsdale, new york. >> ninan: and t tao also says never put negative thoughts in your mind because it goes right to your body. that's the cbs weekend news for this saturday. later on cbs, "48 hours." i'm reena ninan in new york.
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