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york city, i'm scott pelley. it's tuesday, january 26th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." millions of americans continue digging out from the historic snowfall, but days after the last flakes fell, some of the nation's biggest cities are still not back on track. with less than a week to go before the iowa caucuses, the democratic candidates make a final pitch to voters while the leading republicans take aim at each other. saved at sea. 13 passengers are pulled from a sinking yacht off the coast of florida. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york.
i'm anne-marie green. well, the piles of snow from the southeast to new york city might be melting this morning, but things are still not back to normal following this weekend's historic blizzard. >> reporter: a new york city school bus spinning its tires in the snow. the feeling of helplessness is something millions of americans have become well acquainted with after the first major winter storm of the season. >> i'm ready to get back to work. sitting around for a couple days kind of sucks. >> reporter: commuters in washington, d.c., rode the rails for the first time since friday. the metro started limited service monday and is expected to be fully back on track today. but that's not the case for students or the government. d.c. schools and federal offices will be closed for a second straight day as the nation's capital continues to dig out. city officials are facing criticism over their response to the storm. >> here in the district, we know our conditions and what our roadways look like and what it's like for our residents and children out there, and we're making the best decision we can make here.
had deadly effects. at least 42 people died as a result of the conditions. many in car wrecks or while shoveling snow. and the damage is still being tallied up. washington, d.c., and new york city lost more than $1 billion combined in economic activity. >> this is a little ridiculous. there's three feet of snow and nobody has come. >> reporter: the storm also kept cruise ship passengers stuck at sea. while an extra day on board a luxury ocean liner might not sound like a bad idea, passengers returning to baltimore on monday told a different tale. >> it was horrible. the waves came up in our porthole. we couldn't see. rocked and rolled like a roller coaster the entire time. >> reporter: it was a happier homecoming for a group of kentucky high school students who were stranded on their bus on the pennsylvania turnpike for 19 hours. air travel is starting to get back to normal after more than 13,000 cancellations over the weekend.
more than 650. but some air travelers here in new york ran into a different problem late last night. ground traffic at laguardia airport came to a halt. all the people returning and trying to leave following the big storm found themselves caught in gridlock on roads inside the airport and out. some were forced to leave their cars and walk. others reported a two-hour wait just to get out of the airport. new jersey governor chris christie is wading into some controversy for his response to the record-setting blizzard. in particular, the flooding caused by the storm. in some cases, it was worse than from superstorm sandy. while campaigning in new hampshire, christie was asked why he was campaigning when several counties in jersey were dealing with floodwaters. >> there's been one county that's flooded in the state. one county. that was cape may county. the one county that flooded. so i don't know where from all
counties, where that's happened. second, i don't know what you expect me to do. you want me to go down there with a mop? >> christie says all the flooding is done. there's now less than one week before the iowa caucuses. the polls indicate democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders running neck and neck. last night they made their case to iowa voters, highlighting their differences, and answering questions during a town hall meeting. brian webb has our report. >> reporter: at a democratic presidential town hall in iowa last night, bernie sanders and hillary clinton did their best to set themselves apart. >> hillary clinton voted for the war in iraq. i led the effort against wall street deregulation. see where hillary clinton was on this issue. >> there are very different visions, different values, different forces at work, and you have to have somebody who is a proven, proven fighter. >> reporter: the latest cbs news
sanders leading clinton 47%-46% among likely democratic caucusgoers. the republican battle for iowa is also a close one with donald trump and ted cruz locked in a tense fight for first place. >> my views are a little bit different than if i lived in iowa. >> reporter: on monday, cruz released his first ad, attacking trump's so-called new york values. earlier he met privately with pastors in cedar rapids pleading for their vote. >> even if you're thinking about other candidate, the simple reality is there is only one campaign that can beat trump in this state. >> reporter: campaigning in new hampshire, trump once again questioned cruz's citizenship. >> he could run right now for prime minister for canada, he'd have no problem. >> reporter: trump, cruz and the other gop contenders face off this thursday night in des moines in their seventh debate. and ted cruz continues his big push for votes with seven stops in iowa today. and donald trump will hold a big rally tonight at the university of iowa. anne-marie? >> brian webb here in new york,
planned parenthood called the indictment of two people responsible for undercover videos targeting the handling of fetal tissue great news. the undercover videos allege planned parenthood profited from the sale of fetal tissues. planned parenthood denies the charge. a houston grand jury investigating the video found no wrongdoing by planned parenthood, but instead indicted two anti-abortion rights activists for tampering with a government record. and we'll have legal analysis on the surprise indictment of those two anti-abortion rights activists coming up on "cbs this morning." president obama is banning solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons. in an op-ed piece for "the washington post," mr. obama criticizes the practice as having devastating and lasting psychological consequences. he writes, "how can we subject prisoners to unnecessary solitary confinement, knowing its effects, and then expect them to return to our
it doesn't make us safer. it's an affront to our common humanity." three violent convicts who escaped from a california prison remain at large. prison officials say a delayed head count may have benefited the men. they escaped friday by sawing through a metal grate, crawling through tunnels and shimmying to freedom down a rope made from sheets. the orange county district attorney prosecuting one of the men believes he was the mastermind. >> he's incredibly violent, incredibly dangerous. the acts that he committed in this case are nothing short of diabolical. >> jail officials are investigating if the men had any inside help. another state investigation has been launched into the flint, michigan, water crisis. the city has been without safe water since high levels of lead were found last year. residents protesting their water bills say they shouldn't have to pay for water they can't use.
agrees. >> i would certainly not bathe a newborn child or a young infant in this bad water. and if you can't drink the bad water, you shouldn't pay for it. >> flint residents pay some of the highest water bills in michigan. free bottled water and filters are being handed out. the world health organization says the zika virus is likely to spread to all countries in the americas except for canada and chile. the mosquito-borne virus is suspected of causing brain damage in babies in brazil. the mosquito that carries the virus does not live in canada or chile. there have been cases in the u.s., but the victims have been travelers. zika is normally a mild disease. well, coming up on the "morning news," demolition discovery. another safe is found at the former home of druglord pablo escobar. and a slow-moving sloth
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the coast guard rescued 13 people from a yacht that sank off the florida coast. the yacht was 13 miles offshore near ft. lauderdale when it began taking on water last night. it's unclear what caused the 106-foot yacht to sink, but no one was injured. crews discovered another safe hidden in a florida mansion once owned by colombian drug lord pablo escobar. it turned up yesterday but hasn't been opened yet, and it's uncertain if anything was inside. the first safe was stolen from the rubble. the latest safe will be in a bank vault until the new property owners decide to unlock it. and a college professor faces criminal charges for her actions during a protest. and laid-off disney workers file lawsuits against the company. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." "the new york times" reports on
replacing american workers with foreigners on work visas. the laid-off workers claim disney is abusing the visas which allow foreign workers with specialized skills into the u.s. for a limited time. in a statement, disney wrote, "hundreds of employers use the h1b visa program including "the new york times," whose current ceo is working in the u.s. on an h1b visa, a fact that it regularly fails to disclose in its reporting." "the tallahassee democrat" reports florida state university reached a settlement with a former student who accused a heisman trophy-winning quarterback of rape. erica kinsman claims jameis winston raped her in 2012. the university settled for $950,000. as part of the deal, kinsman agreed to drop her title 9 lawsuit against the school. "the columbia daily tribune" reports on an assault charge filed against a university of missouri assistant professor for
>> hey, who wants to help me get this reporter out of here? i need some muscle over here! >> melissa click was caught on video during protests at the campus over racial issues in november. click later apologized and has kept her job. she faces up to 15 days in jail and a fine. "the atlanta journal-constitution" reports on the death of a meteorologist from the weather channel. he crashed into a parking garage wall and into an adjacent hotel. one person inside the hotel was hurt. the cause of the crash is under investigation. still to come, snowy accommodations. a brooklyn man offers an igloo for two on airbnb, but not everyone's happy about it. igloo
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know? on the "cbs moneywatch," stock markets in asia tumble, and breakfast comes up big for mcdonald's. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. more steep losses this morning in overseas markets. the shanghai composite dropped 6% to a 14-month low. tokyo's nikkei lost more than 2%. stocks here on wall street fell as the price of oil slumped again. the dow lost 208 points. the s&p finished 29 points lower. the nasdaq gave up 72 points. iran says it's in talks with airbus to buy dozens of new commercial aircraft. "the financial times" reports iran plans to buy over 100 airbus jets. it would be one of the first big economic moves by the country now that trade sanctions have been lifted as part of a deal to curb its nuclear program. the sanctions left iran with an aging and unsafe commercial fleet. all-day breakfast turned out to be the most important meal of
the hamburger giant reported a 5.7% jump in u.s. sales last quarter. that's its best results in four years. ceo steve easterbrook says all-day breakfast, it was introduced in october and was the main reason. hilton is launching a new hotel chain aimed at budget travelers. the new brand is called tru. it's aimed at younger guests that are looking to spend about $75 to $90 a night. designed to compete with chains like comfort and fairfield inn. the hotels feature community rooms, games and entertainment. and here's a short-term rental that wasn't warmly received by the lodging website airbnb. the boutique winter igloo for two was built by patrick horton of brooklyn during the weekend's big snowstorm. it was advertised as a chic dome style bungalow. it cost $200 a night. but airbnb wasn't so hot on the idea. they removed the post, saying that the igloo didn't meet its standards.
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he gets caught under the tires. medics arrive, and he's rushed to the hospital. and he actually escaped with stitches on his head and a broken hand. remarkable. well, this video shows a south african rescue team untangling whales caught in fishing rope last week. the volunteers found a juvenile 25-foot whale and a 36-foot whale both caught up in the thick rope, and they freed them. the pair did not appear to be injured. and it's not always the chicken that's trying to cross the road. sometimes it's a sloth. in ecuador, a government worker discovered this adorable creature on sunday, clinging to a guardrail on the side of the highway. after a vet checked out the animal, it was released back into its natural habitat far, far away from any paved surface. facebook co-founder mark zuckerberg is back at work after taking paternity leave following the birth of his daughter. well, yesterday zuckerberg posted this image on his
day back after paternity leave. what should i wear?" zuckerberg poking fun at himself and his signature hoodie and t-shirt style. i'm kind of down with that. same thing every day. i think i like it. his daughter, maxima, was born on december 1st. well, the stars of "the big bang theory" and "friends" got together for a group photo over the weekend. they posed for the photo at a tribute honoring tv director james burroughs who directed both shows. kaley cuoco posted the photo to instagram, writing, "i died and went to heaven." bruce springsteen is trying to make it up to disappointmented fans after the weekend blizzard on the east coast led him to postpone a show in new york city. the boss is offering a free mp3 of his "e" street band's live performance last week in chicago. the download will be available until tonight via springsteen's website. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the
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power to your mouth . a tough, tough day for tom brady. seen here trying to -- i know, i know, i know. you feel bad for him. seen here trying to cheer up by feeling how fabulous his bone structure is. oh, my god, i'm still handsome to blind people. >> he's got great cheekbones for sure.- a factory in ohio is gearing up for a gridiron tradition. all the footballs you'll see on super bowl sunday will come from this factory. it's the wilson factory. for the last 50 years, it's been making balls used in the big game. they cut out, they sew, lace up and inflate the balls by hand. about 120 footballs are being made for the broncos and the
and despite being the home team in super bowl 50, the denver broncos will wear their road white uniforms, and here's why. denver's worn their orange jerseys to four super bowls, and in each one of them, the broncos have been blown out. they're not undefeated in their white jerseys either, but they were wearing them in their victory in super bowl xxxiii, so every little bit helps, right? for the last few weeks, levi's stadium in santa clara, california, has been undergoing a makeover as it gets ready to host the super bowl. len ramirez of our san francisco station kpix has a preview of the changes. >> reporter: levi's stadium always looms large, but now it's >> get tickets, will come. >> reporter: and already drawing a crowd 12 days before the game. >> this part of santa clara has been completely made over, you know. i'm, like, what's going on? where's the party? >> reporter: outside the stadium huge entertainment pavilions are
for worldwide media coverage is already up and running. inside the lombardi trophy sets the stage. >> oh, awesome. lucky. we are very lucky to have the super bowl here. >> reporter: work crews are turning 49ers' scarlet into super bowl gold. new luxury suites are being built in the side end zone areas, and the field is being prepped up to take on both the players and the halftime performers. >> you know, they took tv into consideration when they built the stadium. >> reporter: cbs sports is all set to unveil new technology for super bowl 50. 36 extra cameras, super slow mo and 360-degree views are all part of the game plan. >> we bring everything out. we have all the toys. we have no excuses. you know, we've got to be able to show you every single angle. >> you can see all the action as the panthers take on the broncos in super bowl 50 right here on cbs sunday, february 7th. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a look at some of the most