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captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, november 30th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." a firestorm e rumrupts tennessee leaving people dead and destroying hundreds of home. president donald trump makes a deal that is giving workers hope in analysis and could be his administration's best victory. from enemies to allies mitt romney praises the president-elect as he waits to find out if he will be added to mr. trump's cabinet. good morning from the studio
good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning, the worst may be over in east tennessee, but wildfires pushed by powerful winds are blamed for at least three deaths and destroying hundreds of homes and businesses. more than a dozen people were injured. the towns of gatlinburg and pigeon forge were hardest hit and thousands were literally forced to run for their lives. in the words of one survivor, it was like we were in demarco morgan has our report and the frightening video. >> reporter: you are watching cell phone video taken by two brothers as they escape from a resort area in the mountains of gatlinburg, tennessee. they said they had no warning as the walls of flame surrounded them and their only choice was to ride through it or die. wind speeds suddenly doubled, turning into hurricane force winds that topped 87 miles per
drought-stricken area when with burning embers blew and brought down power lines. this community is at the edge of the great smoky mountains national park, the most visited national park in the country. bruce sullivan is the chief of the fire department. what is it like to be there? >> it's devastating. all of those people lost their homes and businesses and everything else. things they worked hard for. >> reporter: n this family escaped with their pet and the clothes on their backs. >> it's possessions. as long as i've got my family, that's all that matters, really. >> reporter: unfortunately, dozens of families who will be returning to see homes like this one right here behind me, completely destroyed. firefighters may get some help fighting the flames.
expected. demarco morgan, cbs news, pigeon forge, tennessee. president-elect donald trump is expected to announce more cabinet nominees this morning. tomorrow, mr. trump heads to indiana to announce a deal concerning the carrier air-conditioning plant in indianapolis. last night, he tweeted big day on thursday for indiana and the great workers of that wonderful state. we will keep our companies and jobs in the u.s. thanks carrier. with mr. trump to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in indiana. mr. trump said during the campaign that he would work to keep companies like carrier from moving jobs overseas. details of the agreement are unclear. last night, mr. trump met with for a second time with mitt romney, a former rival, on the short list for secretary of state. roxana saberi is in new york. >> reporter: good morning. mr. trump is continuing to pick people for his cabinet.
secretary of state and there is plenty of competition. mitt romney emerged from the second meeting with president-elect donald trump seeing his former rivals raises. >> he did something i tried to do and was unself at accomplishing. he won the general election. and he continues with a message of -- >> reporter: the former massachusetts governor who had dinner with mr. trump and trump's chief of staff reince is said to be on the short list for secretary of state as is retired tennessee lawmaker bob korker, former cia director david petraeus and former new york city mayor rudy giuliani. >> i think what you're witnessing is a leader in president-elect donald trump who wants to take in all of the options. >> reporter: cbs news has learned the president-elect is
mnuchin as treasury secretary and wilbur ross as commerce secretary. >> it's time for us to allow americans to purchase health care across state lines. it's time to give people more consumer choices. >> reporter: mr. trump kicks off his victory tour tomorrow in ohio and indiana. a recount of wisconsin's presidential election ballots is set to begin tomorrow. former green party jill stein has requested an awe dited and seeking a recount in pennsylvania and michigan. >> roxana saberi in new york, thank you so much. on capitol hill, house democrats held leadership nominations today. nancy pelosi is expected to be re-elected but is challenged by ohio's tim ryan. two weeks ago, some democrats angered by the party's poor showing in the general election, pushed to have the leadership election postponed. the black boxes from the
colombia with a brazilian soccer team on board have been recovered. 71 people died when the jet slammed into the mountains outside medellin. were ir there were survivors. a survival flight attendant said the plane ran out of fuel. closing arguments are scheduled today in the trial of the former south carolina policeman charged in the shooting death of an michael slagr who is white shot and killed water scott as he fled a traffic stop in april of last year. scott was shot five times in the back. yesterday, slagr testified in his own defense. >> i was on a fight on the ground. mr. scott was coming after me with a taser twice. in my mind -- my mind was like spaghetti. >> reporter: slagr faces 30 years to life if convicted of
attack at ohio state university, a somali went on social media saying he was sick of killings. 11 people were injured in the attack. the suspect abdul razak artan was killed by police. >> i thought he was angry because he had just wrecked his car which is do you know what i mean? normal. but when i saw him start to knew it was not just an accident. >> a self-described islamic state news agency called artan a soldier of the islamic state who carried out the operation. north dakota officials hope to shut down those oil pipeline protests with fines. yesterday, state officials said that they would fine anyone bringing supplies to the protesters. but emergency evacuation order to protect people from harsh weather was not enforced.
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girls from villages where there were no schools. a guilty plea in the crash that injured comedian tracy morgan. the truckdriver who slammed into morgan's van is facing prison time. one of morgan's friends was killed and three other people were hurt in the 2014 crash. the tennesseean reports first court appearance of a bus driver accused in the death of six schoolchildren. after the crash last week in chattanooga. police say they plan to seek additional charges. "the washington post" says a house vote is expected today on a bill that could speed up government approval of new drugs. 21st century cures would ease standards for drugmakers. consumer advocates say the complex 996-page bill is being rushed through and needs a closer look. the houston chronicle says
scale unity event, at the same time, a white nationalist is scheduled to speak on campus. the appearance by richard spencer next tuesday was booked by a private citizen. the university says his event can't be cancelled citing his free speech rights. "the new york times" lists the prices for donors seeking access to officials during donald trump's swearing in events and giving a million dollars or more buys four tickets to be congressional and cabinet leaders with vice president-elect mike pence. they hope to raise $75 million. the hill reports a surprise appearance last night by hillary clinton. she presented a humanitarian award to singer katy perry during the unicef gala in new york. still ahead, something new in facebook messenger. we will show you new games where
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that is how much the outdoor clothing manufacturer took in last friday. the company had pledged to donate its entire black friday take. patagonia gives 1% of its sales year-round to grassroots groups. pretty good. on the cbs "moneywatch" now. facebook messenger launches games and an electric carmaker bets on arizona. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. >> reporter: stocks on wall street finished higher by uptick in health care stocks and that is ahead of the big opec meeting ahead today in vien vienna. the dow rose 23 points yesterday. the s&p gained three points and the nasdaq finished 11 points higher. arizona's governor says it will create about 2,000 jobs by 2022. the plant will present first electric luxury sedan.
they say they will give priority to hiring veterans. kelloggs will no advertise on breitbart.com. critics say it is racist, sexist, and anti-semitic. and facebook is getting into the mobile gaming business, big-time. pacman. >> reporter:book messengers are opening up to outside game developers. that means friends will be able to face-off in games like pacman and overwing. 17 advertisers are available. after the round is finished people in your conversation could see your score and challenge you back. they had me at pacman. >> i have a public service
campaign for veterans. 500,000 people have made holiday visits to the white house during president obama's tenure. a caravan setting out from havana today will take fidel castro ashes to his finally resting place. the three-day procession will travel the length of the island nation to santiago, cuba and follow the route that castro took on the victory march in 1959. cuba's long time leader was cremated saty his death at the age of 90. castro's death opens a new and uncertain chapter in cuba's history and they hope it's a change for the better in the island's racial divide. >> reporter: inside this miami cigar chops, twins yvette and yvonne rodriguez stand out.
you're black? how black are you? you're cuban? you speak spanish, speak spanish. >> reporter: they created a cigar line. the three blends. >> a strong full body cigar with like a dark skinned woman. >> reporter: celebrate the races of cuba. >> we come in all different shades. >> reporter: the twins see equality must be a focus as cuba moves into a post-castro era. >> we are in limbo because we are not sure anything is going >> reporter: today blacks in cuba live in the poorest communities and many could not escape fidel castro's regime. the majority of cuban exiles are white and people in cuba often rely on help, many afro cubans to. >> a lot of social practices and institutions that we see in georgia or mississippi or
louisiana have very strong parallels to what we see in the caribbean and that is important in terms of identity and a color cast system. >> reporter: it's a complex reality that rodriguez twins are determined to improve. >> we are creating a platform for maybe to build an organization. >> reporter: and explain one cigar at a time. don champion, cbs news, miami. well, there could be job openings soon at an auto plants part in northern tennessee. 20 workers there a powerball jackpot with a cash value of $254 million. one of them buys $240 worth of tickets for the group every week. well, lottery officials in nashl say each winner will get a pretax prize of nearly $13 million! yeah, that's enough to quit your job, i think. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the effect of climate change on the gorilla population. i'm anne-marie green.
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here is another look at this morning's top stories. stampeding wildfires in east tennessee killed at least three people and destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses. thousands were forced to flee. some having to make their way through a tunnel of flames. more than a dozen people injured. overnight rain may have helped dampen the flames, though. president-elect donald trump is expected to announce more cabinet picks this morning. he held his secretary meeting with former rival mitt romney last night at a restaurant in new york city. romney is on the short list for secretary of state. tomorrow, mr. trump travels to indiana where he has cut a deal with carrier air-conditioning to save 1,000 jobs. the bucket of ice that
has found a new home. jan crawford has more on the challenge that raised millions for charity. >> reporter: it was a social media sensation. 17 million people, friends and coworkers, along with presidents and billionaires and celebrities. all braving the ice bucket challenge that raised more than $200 million to fight als and it really got started with this. a senerchia used to mop her floors and did the event for her husband anthony who suffers from the disease. bonnie lillian is curator at a new museum called giving in america. >> you look at this and you think, why would the smithsonian collect a mop bucket? it really tells us the story that objects can help understand our history.
to a box in the 1800 that would have been used to help charity. >> and then a tin can. that would go into a much bigger community collected into money to a bigger pool and bigger pool and not much different from the ice bucket challenge. >> reporter: it shows that one contribution would put together with so many could make a huge difference. >> right. it seems like the proverbial drop in bu but when you do it 17 million times, it really has an impact. >> reporter: drops in a bucket, or from a bucket. they have become a deluge of good. jan crawford, cbs news, washington. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on the jogger found alive after sgadisappearing for three
. right now at 4:30 nearly 200 passengers stranded at logan airport overnight with their flight diverted. why passengers were especially frustrated. donald trump announcing a big deal. heads to washington. plus, the award he'll pick up tonight. >>live from the channel 4 studios in boston, this is wbz sports. good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm kate merrill. >>and i'm chris mckinnon. it's wednesday, november 30th. danielle niles is in with a check of our forecast. another round of rain will be moving in this afternoon. it's 34 degrees in boston right