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criminal charges against a man once known as "america's dad." bill cosby, accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman. >> the reaction of the victim-- ozen, paralyzed, unable to move. also tonight, the furious effort to hold back rising rivers in missou. donald trump keepsiring at hillary and bill clinton. and two kids, one big idea-- helping thousands go to college. >> what you give out to the world you get ba 10 times, you know, fold. this is the "cbs overnight news." >> scott pelley is off tonight. i'm jim axelrod. dozens of women have accused bibi cosby of sexually assaulting them, but today for the first time, the comedian, actor, and longtime moral crusader was charged criminally, a felony count of aggravated indecent assault, just days
limitations was due to run out. if convicted, cosby, who is 78 years old, could face five to 10 years in pririn and a $25,000 fine. tonight, he's free on $1 million bail. jericka duncan reports from suburban philadelphia. >> mr. cosby, do you want to say anything? >> reporter: this afternoon, attorneys for comedian bill cosby walked him into this small courthouse in elkins park, pennsylvania, to hear the criminal sexual assault charges against him. his accuser is andrea constand, a former temple university employee who first told police about the alleged incident over decade ago. constand says in the winter of 2004, she went to cosby's house for careerdvice. cosby offered, and she took, three blue pills and wine to relax. in the criminal complaint released today, she told police within a half hour, she
difficulty speaking." her legs felt ruery, like jelly, andndhe had no sense of time. she says though she was unable to move or speak, she felt cosby fondle her breasts and vagina, and woke up about 4:00 the next rning, still in his s me. prosecutor kevin steele: >> the victim came to consider mr. cosby her mentor and her friend. today, after examination of all the evidence, we are able to seek justice on behalf of the victim. >> reporter: when cosby was questioned by police back in 05, he admitted the two had sexual contact but said he had given constand the allergy pill benadryl and that the contact was consensual. athe time, the district attorney annnnnced no criminal charges, citing lack of evidence. but investigators reopened her casehis past summer after a judge unsealed portions of
constand filed in 2005, in which cosby admitted giving drugs to women. constand's attorney asked cosby, "when you got the quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these quaaludes for young women you wanted to have sex with?" cosby replied, "yes." he@later said he misunderstood the question. the civivisuit was settled in 2006 for an undisclosed amount of money. in the past year, more than 50 men have accused cos of sexual assault, many of whom posed for this cover story in "new york magazine's" july edition. victoria valentiono is one of the accusers. >> well, we were absolutely elated, vindicated, validated, and juju elated. i can't-- i can't find a better word for it. >> mr. cosby, did you drug that woman? >> reporter: 78-year-old cosby was able to leave jail after
bail and giving up his pasort. cosbsbdidn't have anythingngo say when he left this courthouse, but later this evening, his attorneys released a statement that reads in part: jim, cosby is expected to appear back in court for preliminary hearing on january 14.4. >> jericka, thank you. cosby's arraignment comes at the beginning of the criminal judicial process, not the end. but the idea of cosby charged with a sex crime would h he been unfathomable a generation ago when he out-polled ronald reagan, billy graham, and pope johnaul ii as america's most trusted and admired man. more than 30 million people tuned in each week to watch "the cosby show" in 1986. >> why, sir? >> the first african-american
y," in 1965. >> how much? >> hey, hey, hey! >> the creator of the beloved kid show "fat albert." i'm going to sing a song for you >> if you're in there, you sur e terrific. >> the pitch man who was madison avenue magic. >> you mean it was. >> and a man who at one time held more than 50 honorary degrees. bibi cosby is now centerertage as the subject of a great american fall from grace. >> bill cosby never seemed like he was playing a character. he was this, you know, great husband. he was this wonderful l mily man. >> renee graham is a contributing opinion writer for the "boston globe." >> he was a finger-wagging moralist criticizing comedians who used profanity or young black men whose pants were too low. and you have thihiman who seems to represent this way to live and how to be a good citizen of the world, and meanwhile, you now have all these allegations, and on top of the allegations, you now have a charge of sexual assault. >> and you think that makes this
this historic? >> i think it does. everyone knew bill cosby. and i think generally, everyone had a really positive opinion of bill cosos. so when yoyohave someone who is that high, the fall is going to be, you know, that much more devastating. >> now, of those 50 or so schools that gave cosby honorary degrees,s,t least a dozen haveve since e scinded them. there is breaking news tonight in calgary, canada. an air canada jet made an emergency landing afr severe turbulence caused at least 20 juries on board. fire officials say some passengers were taken off the plane by stretcher and taken to hospitals. the jet was bound from china to toronto when the problem occurred.
with three simple wowos. my name is chris noth and i will listen. from maine to maui, thousands of high school students across the country are getting in on the action by volunteering in their communities. chris young: action tetes of high school students are joining volunteers of america and major league baseball players to help train and inspire the next generation of volunteers. carlos pea: it's easy to start an action team at your school so you, too, can get in on the action.
another major story developing tonight, the historic flooding in the midwest. rivers are still rising in missouri and illinois. at least 21 peopleleave been killed there. homes have been evacuated. the national guard called out. and the rivers are expected to crest near st. louis tomorrow or friday. anna werner is in fenton, missouri, tonight. anna? >> reporter: good evening, jim. and this is what many neighborhoods in the st. louis metro area look like tonight. some are even getting out the boats to use for transportation. floodwaters here are rising more than one inch per hour, and residents are desperately trying to save their homes or simply escape. the e erling estates subdivision in arnold, south of st. louis, sits in the spot where the overflowing meramec and mississippi rivers meet. as of this afternoon, halflf
joining hundreds of others submerged in the st. louis area. and volunteers filled and stacked sandbags trying to save the rest. >> thanks. >> reporter: resident carla bryant helped organize the effort. >> there are homes, these are my neighbors. we've done everything we can, and we still can't beat it. >> reporter: december rainin swelled rivers around st. louis and pushed water into nearby communities. the water was so higin this neighborhood, rescuers had to pluck a man and his dog off a rooftoto dozens of others were also rescued from stranded vehicles. officials issued evacuation orders for several communities, including valley park and west alton, on the banks of the mississippi, north of st. louis. in branson, the army corps of engineers opened the spillways at table rock dam in an effortrt to ease flooding along the white river.
waste water treatment plants with little success. there was simply too much water. is plant in fenton, , ssouri, had to be closed, and that meant untreated sewage was flowing into local streams and into the meramec. that's the same river overflowing into carla bryant's neighborhood. >> tomorrow's another day. new year's is at the end of the week, so 2016's got to be better. >> reporter: right now, the meramec river is expected to rise another foot and a half to a record 47 feet. that crest is expected to occur some time tomorrow afternoon, jim. >> anna, thank you very much. there were long lines again today at the nation's airpts. bad weather delayed more than 5,500 flights. more than 370 were canceled all together. today, a mexican judge granted ethan coach, the "affluenza kid," a three-day delay in his deportation. his mother was sent back to texas. couch and his mother were arrested in mexico on monday after he skipped a probation
weeks on the run. couch killed four people in 2013 while drunk driving, avoiding jail with the defense that his) wealthy parents hadn't taught him right from wrong. after a series of deadly police shootings, today, chicago mayor rahm emanuel said officers should only use guns as a last option. adriana diaz reports the m mor is revamping police training. >> reporter: rahm emanuel stepped before the cameras as a mayor under a spotlight, with a police department in crisis. >> ultimately, what we are doing is injecting some humanity into the work of our police department and the police officers. >> reporter: the mayor called the new policies a dramatic shift in police practices. hehes doubling the number of tasers for officers to 1,400. increasing desk duty for police involved in shootings from three days to 30. and focusing on de-escalation training to reduce the numbebeof police-involved shootings. tensions boiled over last month
video showing officer jason van dyke killing 17-year-old laquan mcdonald in october 2014. protesters have taken to the streets, demanding the mayor resign. andy shaw, who heads the better government association, says that's not likely to happen. >> he's trying to save his reputation and his legacy, and he's also trying to save a city in crisis. >> reporter: one made worse by this weekend's fatal shooting of 55-year-old bettie jones. she was accidentally shot as officers opened fire on 19-year- old quintonio legrier during a domestic disturbance call. >> what about the taser? taser him down. don't start shooting people, innocent people! >> reporter: that's a problem the mayor hopes today's announcement will solve. >> there's a difference between whether someone can use a gun and when they should use a gun. ananwe as a city must trtrn for that difference. >> reporter: on average, one person per week is shot by
jim, this month, the justice department steppededn to ininstigate patterns in n e police department's use of force. their initial report should be out in a yeyr. >> adriana diaz covering for us tonight in chicago. thank you. four secret service agents were seriously h ht in a head-on collision in new hampshire last night. the driver of the other car was killed. the agents had been assigned to a hillary clinton campaign event. in the presidential campaign today, the republican front- runner kept on firing at the top democrat and her husband. here's major garrett. >> reporter: at a rally in south rolina, donald trump%said he's ready for a woman president, just n n hillary clinton. >> i love, love, love having a woman president. can't be her. she's horrible. >> reporter: accused by clinton of using sexist rhetoric, trump agaiaibrought up former president bill clinton's marital infidelities. >> and she wants to accuse me of things, and the husband's one of the great abusers of the world? give me a break. give me a break. [ applause ]
reporters aboard his elegant private jet tuesday. >> try not to crash the woodwork if possible. >> reporter: to announce he would start spending $2 million a week on tv ads. >> we're going to o talking about a lot of things, including the border, including trade, including isis and security for the country. >> reporter: with a little over a month before the first voting begins, reblicans hoping to be the mainstream alternative to trumumhave turned on each other. the superpac supporting jeb bush attacked marco rubio for missing senate votes to campaign and fund-raise. >> politics first. that's the rubio way. >> r rorter: chris christiti joined in, saying rubio should have flown to washington to vote against the recently passed budget bill. >> the vote happened and that's my observation, and it's-- it's hardly an attack. if marcoco that thin-skinned, he doesn't belong in this business. >> reporter: rubio said his fellow candidates are getting increasingly desperate. >> chris christie is a funny guy but he's never in new jersey. he's gone half the time. >> reportete a recent c-span
votes than any senator running for president. and jim, bush pulled all tv ads in iowa and south carolina, and sent most of his national staff to those early vototg states to help save his flagging campaign. >> major garrett, thank you very much. in new york city today, a final salute for a fallen hero. thousands of police officers and u.s. service members lined the streets near st. patrick's cathedral for air force national guardsman and nypd detective joseph lemm. he and five others were killed last week in a bombing near bagram airbase in afghanistan. lemm's four-year-old son wore his father's hat and saluted his dad. california's drought has killed millions of trees. we've got the high-tech pictures to prove it. and why so many seals and sea lions are in distress.
right back. some undeniable good news from the recent storms in the western u.u. the snow pack in the sierra nevada mountains is significantly above the average for this time of year. but that's not enough to reverse the damagefrom california's historic drought. asasen tracy reports, a a staggering n nber of california's trees are dying. >> reporter: this high-tech flying laboratory has been soaring over california, measuring the impact of four
>> there's a lot of red on this screen. which is a sign that we're over an area that's in trouble. >> reporter: scientist greg asner says his team has made a startling discovery-- 888 million trees in california's forests have seen measurable water loss since the drought began. yoyore basically saying g e drought has impacted nearly one billion trees in california. >> that's correct. >> reporter: they can be this precise because their plane is equipped with state-of-the-art lasers that scanned 15 acres of forest everyryecond. it's like having x-ray vision that produces these first-of- their-kind 3d images of the health of every single tree in thforest. the red areas on this map show severely drought-stressed trees. blue areas are healthier. your equipment reads how much moisture is in each individual tree? >> yeah. the measurement is focused on how much water is s the foliage itself. it's like getting a blood test. it's really one of the key indicators of the health of a
>> reporter: the u.s. forest service says more than 29 million trees have already died. asner's team has determined that 58 million more are on the brink. these severely stressed trees, are they passed the point of n@ return or are they recoverable? >> we don't know wheheer a stressed tree is going to absolutely succumb and be gone or if it's going to bounce back over time. >> reporter: the hope that el nino-fueled storms will bring ch-needed rain. in the meantime, these new maps will help the forest service know which areas are most vulnerable and wildfire officials know where the greatest risks are. ben acy, cbs news, sacramento. >> the white house is sharing
even at the real north pole it was 33 degrees. that is 50egrees above normal and the first time it's been above freezing in december in 13 years. of el nino have chased away the fish that seals and sea lions rely on for food. at least 4,200 starving sea lions have washed ashore this year and the situation is expected to get worse this winter as ocean temperatures rise. today, the whi house released the gallery of president obama's yeye in pictures. among the chief photographer's favorite shots, this snuggle with the first lady. the father-daughter chat where malia tells dad he's got something on hisisace. e selfie two brothers will never forget. a bride and groom greeting an unexpected guest at their wedding. and the one where jerrseinfeld came knocking. two kids may have figured d t the best way to honor america's service members. that's next. woman: what does it feel like when a woman is having a heart attack?
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we end tonight with a salute to a pair of determined young ladies. chip reid tells us they've been saluting american heroes and theieifamilies for years. >> reporter: 10 years ago, rachel okun, then 10, and her sister, kelsi, who was eight, told their parents they had a big idea. they wanted to say thank you to the troops i iiraq and afghanistan by offering scholarships to their spouses and children. with some parental assistance, the precocious girls created their own charity called t.h.a.n.k.s. usa, and soonhey were online asking for money. in 2009, when cbs news paid a
raised a stunning $5 million. >> i've been able to see that really any person can make a difference, and what you give out to the world you get back 10 times, you know, fold. >> reporter: now, rachelle is in college, kelsi is s high school senior, and t.h.a.n.k.s. usa is still going strong. how much money have you raised so far? >> we just cleared the $10 million mark. >> reporter: $10 million. >> yeah. >> reporter: yes, $10.3 million from an idea that began in a dinner table conversation. the money isisaised through individual and corporate donations, golf and tennis tournaments, and an annual treasure hunt. so far, t.h.a.n.k.s. usa has given military family members more than 3,400 scholarships of $3,000 each. what do you think about that organization? >> i love it. >> reporter: with the help of t.h.a.n.k.s. usa, lly estep will soon get her bachelor's degree and then plans to get a masters in social work.
in 2005. >> from my experience, i want to flip that into something positive and give back to the military and b bthere for other families that lose a loved one, son or daughter, husband, you know, wife. >> reporter: it's a story of ging back that began 10 years ago with two young girls. >> you can change the world. >> one heart at a time. >> reporter: and a message that's as true today as it was then. chip reid, cbs n%ws, mclean, virginia. and thatat the "overnight news" for this thursday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new
captioning f fded by cbs captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, december 31st, 201515 this is the "cbs morning news." bill cosby released on a million dollars bail after he is charged in a decade-old sex ime. cosby's attorneys say he will be exonerated. > floodwaters overrun communities in missouri, the mississippi has spilled over nine federal levees in the st. louis area alone and forecasters say the dire conditions are likely to get worse. and a rough ride for some air canada passengers. 21 were injured when their flight from shanghai to toronto hit severe turbulence. good morning f fm the studio
headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. comedian bill cosby is free on bail this morning. ththonce renowned tv dad was formally charged on wednesday with sexual assault. dozens of women have come forward this year accusing the entertainer of assault. his lawyers expect cosby to be fully exoxorated. kenneth craig reports. >> reporter: bill cosby made no comment and leaned on his lawyers as he was arrested in elkins park, pennsylvania. the comedian is free on $1 million bail charged with aggravat and sexual assault.t. cosby y accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a former temple university employee andrea constata nearly 12 years ago. >> paralyzed, unable to move.
>> reporter: the decision to charge cosby comes just days before the statute of limitationwould have run out. prosecutors said evidence from a 2005 unsealed over the summer. in it, cosby admitted to giving women drugs. more than 50 women have come forward accusing cosby of sexual assault, including victoria valenenno. >> well, we were absolutely elated. vindicated vindicated, validated. >> reporter: cosby was ordered to surrender his passport. when a judge said good luck to you, sir, cosby shshted back, thank you. his lawyers released a statement saying, make no mistake, we intend to mount a vigorous defense against this unjnstified charge and we expect that mr. cosby will be exonerated. >> this will l the fulfillment of a campaign promise as something opposed to something just in. we are 122ears after an alleged assault.
faces five to ten years in prison and a 25eds $25,000 fine. kenneth craig, elkins park, pennsylvania. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will speak with bill cosby's attornemonique presley. parts of the midwest are swamped in deadly floodwaters. water is still rising and threatening to break levees. flooding is blamed for at least 20 deaths. marlie hall has more. >> r rorter: rising floodwaters rushed over homes and roads and businesses in missouri on wednesday. firefighters rescued one man trapped on top of his pickup truck. >> if we could say anything over and over and over, it would be don't drive into water. >> reporter: at least a half dozen houses were lostut in st. louis where the merrimack and mississippi rivers meet. karla bryant organiziz residents to save as many homes as possible. >> these are my neighbors. we have done everything we can
>> reporter: in valley park, volunteers tried to protect this business, which is only a block away from a levee. >> the levee behind us was only like a foot to go and then just going to be some flooding. >> repepter: sandbags are ofofn no match for raging rivers. forecasters say floodwaters are rising more than one inch per hour isome communities. nearly 20 levees along the mississippi river and its tributaries could fail. mandatory evacuation orders are in place for numerous communities, but some residents would rather stay. >> tomorrow is another day. new year's at the enenof the week, so 2016 has to be better. >> reporter: the mississippi is climbing and expected to reach almost 15 feet above flood stste. marlie hall, cbs news, valley park, missouri. the mother of the so-called affluenza teenager arrived in los angeles overnight. ethan couch is still detained in
portation. authorities believe couch and his mother fled to avoid facing the teen's possible probation violation. it comes as no surprise to law enforcement. >> i expect no less. they will fight every step of the way. i know they are not suddenly turnqng over a new leaf and say % let's go back toexas and face the music. that's not how they have lived. >> couch received ten years of probation for a deadly drunken driving crash. attorneys argued@his privileged upbringing spurred poor decision making. the man who allegedly susulied the guns used in the san bernardino massacre now faces conspiracy charges. a grand jury excited -- indicted enrique marquez yesterday. he lied about buying the assault rifles and planning prior attacks that were never executed. marquez cooperated are authorities in the days after the shooting. terrifying moments for
it made an emergency landing on wednesday after experiencing severe turbulence. nearly two d den people went to the hospital. chris martinez has reaction from passengers. >> reporter: injured passengers were rushed out of calgary international airpororon stretchers on wednesday. air canada flight 88 from shanghai to toronto experienced heavy turbulence sending 21 passengers to the hospital, inuding three children. >> honestly, we thought we were dying. like you s s in the movies wherere they all go up to the ceiling, okay? everything went to the ceiling that wasn't anchored. >> we started flying like you were in mid air and i fell back down. >> it was just like you in the roller coaster. screaming. >> reporter: the plane was diverted to calgary where emgency crews were waiting at the gate. paradics say some of the injuries were neck and back-related. >> we don't have -- none of the patients are life-threatening in any manner. >> reporter: passengers say the pilot did the best he could,
>> a lesson to be learned to all of you -- put your seat belts on even when it's sunshine. >> reporter: air canada says a full investigation is under way. chris martinez, cbs news. chicago police will have access to more tasers in an effort to cut down o o officer-involved shootings. that was part of a sweeping policy change announced yesterday by embattled mayor rahm emanuel. he is also implementing de-escalation training. security is tight around the world this morning as many plan to celebrate the new yeaea new york city y lice will carefully screen people today who want to watch the ball drop in times square. about 6,000 officers will cover the event. soldiers are deployed throughout paris to keep people safe after last month's terror attack. around 60,000 police and troops are deployed across france for a new year's celebrations. tensions are high in turkey
detonate suicide bombs tonight. belgium's capital cancelled new year's eve fireworks amid fears of an attack. no grand prize winning tickets sold for last night's powerball drawawg. the next drawing is saturday. coming up on the "morning news." a ban on a popular beauty product. we will tell you why the president made microbeads
this is the "cbs morning news." new worries over the impact of el nino. and a beauty staple is outlawed. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the "atlanan journal-constitution" says president obama has signed a law banning plastic microbeads from shampoo, toothpaste and facial wash. an estimated 800 trillion n ads are flushed down the drain every day.
water treatment filters and they end up in the water supply. the ban goes into effect in july. "the washington post" says the driver who was killed after he crashed into another car carrying secret service agents in new hampshire on tuesday had an extensive criminal history. he was identified as bruce danforth. the four secret service agents suffered serious injuries. the bbc reports the powerful el nino weatatr phenomenon this year and next is expected to be as bad as the one in 1998. el nino is linked to floods and storms around the world, as well as unusual temperarares. the north popo, for example, was 40 degrees above normal yesterday. on the cbs "moneywatch" now. the most loved cars on the road and big lift for weight watchers. wendy gillette is with that and more in new york.
the u.s. territory governor said on wednesday, bondholders will receive the $329 million they are owed, but that payment will come from lower-grade bonds. general obligation bonds are nsidered the safest investment bonds. puerto rico has racked up billions in bond debt that it says it cannot pay. wall street stocks ended lower on yet another drop in oil prices. the dow lost 117 points on dnesday. the s&p 500 index wawaoff 15. the nasdaq fell 42 points. the u.s. is reportedly preparing new sanctions over iran's ballistic missile program. "wall street journal" says the potential sanctions can be imposed under july's landmark nuclear agreement. international companies and individuals suspected of involvement inhe ballistic missile program would be targeted. oprah winfrey's new tv commercial for weight watchers has given the company's stock price another boost. the commercialegan airing on
sharar jumped 19%. weight watchers stock has more winfrey bought a 10% stake in the company. most satisfying cars were the tesla model s. the chevy corvette and the porch caman. the nissan juke least favorable cars and the nissan pathfinder. >> i think my true love when it comes to4car is my first car. reliant k-k-r. she had a lot of m mes on her but t e got the job done. >> i like my mustang convertible! >> that sounds like a nice car. much better than my reliant! thank you, wendy gillette in new york. coming up. turning up the heat. presidential candidates step up their attack as we enter the new
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before the first votes, candidates are doing what they can to separate themselvesrom the pack and that means turning on each other. >> i think as we get down the stretch here, some of them get a little desperate and nasty in their attacks. >> reporter: marco rubio was the focus of attacks from chris christie and jeb bush. the super pact supporting bush released this ad, attacking rubio's voting record in congress. >> rubio h h missed important national securitithearings and missed more total votes than any other senator. >> reporter: and christie went after the senators in the race. >> marco rubio and ted cruz and rand paul who come from the senate, all who have never had anxecutive job in their lives. >> reporter: one person escapingng most of the attatas is front-runner donald trump. he is bashing hillary clinton. >> madam president, can you imagine? oh! believe me, women, if it's got to be a woman, which i'm all in favor of someday, it shouldn't
>> reporter: in sosoh carolina wednesday, trump, once again, implied clinton is a hypocrite for claiming he is degrading to women, considering president bill clinton's past affairs. >> she wants to accuse me of things and her husbabd is one of the greatest abusers of the world? give me a break. >eporter: trump says s he wins the nomination, he will win the female vote and beat clinton in november. mark albert, c news, the white house. in sports now. the golden state warriors,s, without steph curry were routed by dallas. curry missed his first game of the season with a lower leg bruise. whe mavericks j.j. barea led dallas with 23 points. dallas blew out the warriors 114-91. it was golden state's second loss of the season. in what was likely his last game in boston, kobe bryant had 15 points and 11 rebounds toto lead the lakers to a 112-104 win over the celtics. bryant notched his first double-double of his final season. in the final minute, the boston crowd chanted his name.
tate scored 18 points and seventh ranked north carolina remain unbeaean all-time against clclson at chapel hill. the tar heels beat the tigers 80-69. carolina improved to 58-0 against clemson at home. and who are the best athletes of all time? well, according to a just released harris poll, michael jordan tops the list. no surprise there. jordan also ranked as the greatest basketball player also. following jordan were babe ruth, boxing great muhammad ali, and serena williams, and denver quarterback peyton manning. still to come, good-bye to the penny. will tell you why a california store says using the one cent coioijust doesn't make sense. no, no, no, no, people are both soft and strong... yey! whicicis why our products are too.
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the country. here is another look at this morning's top stories. comedian bill cosby is formally charged with sexual assault. he was arraigned yesterday in a pennsylvania courtroom for a case ding back nearly 12 years. his attorneys s pect cosby to be exonerated. rivers in the midwest could crest today and trigger more flooding. the mississippi river, near st. louis, could climb about 15 feet above flood stage. mandatory evacuation orders are in place. nearly two dozen people have died in flooding incidents. the new year will bring change and, perhaps, a lack of itito a fullerton, calififnia, convenience store. the mission market will stop using pennies. a sign tells customers all transactions will be rounded to the nearest nickel. we are a a consumers. we know how annoying pennies are. they waste time.
we throw them on the trash and put thememn our piggy bank nevev to be seen anonoer. >> price tags in the store will not change. a supply of penny wi be kept on hand just in case. the largest container ship to dock in north america arrived in oaklandcalifornia, from china. the "benjamin franklin" js 1,300 feet long and 20 stories high! it can carry 18,0 containers. out one-third more than the next lararst ship. the 4-h project was pretty easy for dakota rogers in texas. he had to raise a chicken. and he did! he sure did. it kept on eating and eating until it weighed about 24 pounds. most chickens are about 12 pounds. they have named the chicken big mac. pretty good name. coming u0 after your local news on "cbs this rning," tips for stitiing to your new
me of the biggest stories of the past year included the pope's visitito the u.s. and the attack in san bernardino. jamie yuccas has a look back. >> reporter: the december attack on a holiday party in san bernardino, california, was the country's wowot mass shooting since sandy hook elementary school. 14 people were killed when a radicalized husband and wife team opened fire. >> this was an act of terrorism. >> reporter:r:ther mass shootings took place at a lafayette, louisiana movie theater. a colorado springs planned parenthood clinic and a historic black church in charlest, south carolina. the suspect in the church shshting posed with confederate flags and triggering a backlash that led to the flag's removal from statehouse grounds. police involved deaths of african-n-erican men sparked outrage across the country. in north charleston, south
in the back. in baltimore, freddie gray die of spinal injuries in a police van after being taken into police custody. in chicago, newly released video of laquan mcdonald's 2014 death tohed off community protests and charges of murder against police officers. racial incidents sparked protests on several college campuses, including the university of missouri where the president resignedfter the football team refused to play. boston marathohobomber dzhokhar tsarnaev and aurora, colorado movie theater james holmes were both found guilty. holmes received a life sentence. tsarnaev got the death penalty. supreme court legalized same-sex marriage and prompting celebration and nuptials nationwide. kentucky county clerk kim davis spent five days in jail after refusing to issue licenses because of her religious beliefs.
manhunt.t. police shot and killed one convict and captured the other. the freighter ship "el faro" and its 33-person crew sank off the bahamas during a hurricane. 18 people died and 200 hurt when a speeding train derailed. california's governor declared a state of emergency as the record droughghgot worse. d boston had the most snow ever. more than 110 inches. pope francis captivated americans on his first trip to the states, visiting washington, d.c., new york, and philadelphia. the nfl suspended super bowl mvp tom brady over deflategate, but a judge later reversed the penalty. >> triple crown! >> and american pharaoh n the triple c cwn. the first horse to do it in 37 years. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," legal analysis of the bill cosby case.