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captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, december 1st, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." just happened to fast. probably two or three seconds, it was gone. >> deadly tornadoes rip through the south, unleashing destruction across four states, while communities in tennessee are still reeling from devastating wildfires. the election is over, but the president-elect is hitting the road again. mr. trump launches a thank you tour. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you.
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across the southeast are assessing the damage of following an onslaught of deadly wildfires and tornadoes. the tornadoes are blamed for at least five deaths. 13 confirmed tornadoes caused significant damage across four states. hard-hit alabama is under a state of emergency. roxana saberi is here in new york with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the twisters touched down in and tennessee from tuesday into wednesday. they left behind death, devastation, and tears. search and rescue teams spanned out across parts of the southeast into the night. >> we got crews out doing home searches, making sure everybody is okay. >> reporter: as residents in alabama took stock of the devastation around them. in the small town of rosalie yesterday, a tornado ripped apart homes and businesses and killed three people waiting out the storm inside their mobile home. jim smith knew one of them. >> it was a friend of mine's
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it's no big deal. i'll get it altogether and restart. >> reporter: 100 miles north, mark falk, jr., a firefighter, and his daughter sandra was killed when an ef--4 tornado struck polk county in tennessee. >> i loved the five department and loved what it represented and loved to work with the >> reporter: at least five other counties in the state were also hit. the mayor of one of them was moved to tears, sharing the story of a family who escaped the worst. >> a baby was born at the local hospital and that family's house had been destroyed. >> reporter: the twisters were part of an onslaught of severe weather that also plagued parts of georgia, louisiana, and mississippi, where powerful winds flipped cars and even 18-wheelers. >> we are really lucky that nobody was hurt here tonight. you know? it could be the other way. >> reporter: the storm system also moved through the carolinas, bringing down trees and closing roads. the national weather service
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alo destroyed. four people who were using it as a shelter were critically injured. >> that is going to be a tough day, for sure, for many. roxana saberi in new york, thank you so much. there are at least seven confirmed fatalities from the wildfires that ransacked east tennessee. more than 400 homes and buildings were destroyed or damaged near the town of gatlinburg, just outside of the great smoky mountains national park. search and rescue crews continue to look for survivors or victims. rain has helped suppress the flames but the danger is not over. >> we are concerned about a lot of the families that may not have been insured, a lot of the families that don't know where -- where to go or what is next. >> dolly parton's theme park dollywood escaped mostly intact but she made a very generous night to pay $1,000 a month to families who lost their homes in the wildfires until they get back on their feet. president-elect trump
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of jobs at a carrier air-conditioning plant. federal officials say the deal keeps 800 union jobs at the indianapolis plant that were going to be moved to mexico. what is unclear is just what the workers will have to give up or what incentives were offered to make carrier change its mind. hundreds of other workers, though, will lose their jobs. after his stop in indiana, mr. trump will begin a post election thank you tour. he announced yesterday he'll leave his children in charge of running the country. he also announced more cabinet picks but not the secretary of state nominee. marlie hall reports. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump is getting closer to filling out all of his cabinet positions. he named wilbur ross, a 79-year-old billionaire, to lead the commerce department. and stephen mnuchin, a former goldman sachs partner, to be treasury secretary.
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role in crafting mr. trump's tax plan. >> i know what it takes to make sure that we can make loans to small and mid market companies and that is going to be our big focus. >> reporter: mr. trump also tweeted he plans to step away from all of his businesses to focus on running the country. but the watchdog group crew released a statement critical of mr. trump's decision saying, what he does not seem to realize or does not want to admit is that the conflicts arise from his ownership of the trump organization. still on the president-elect's to do list, selecting a secretary of state. rudy giuliani, and former gop nominee mitt romney are all said to be on the short list. marlie hall, cbs news, new york. nancy pelosi was re-elected as the house democratic leader, but 63 democrats voted against her. pelosi held off a challenge from ohio congressman tim ryan, but he was her stiffest challenge since she began leading house democrats in 2002. the election was originally scheduled to be held before thanksgiving.
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democrats time to consider their path forward following the election. the family of keith lamont scott says it's profoundly disappointed that a charlotte police officer who shot and killed scott was cleared of wrongdoing. dozens gathered last night to protest the decision. scott was killed september 20th in a parking lot. prosecutors produced evidence they say proved scott was armed and say officer brently vincent was justified in opening fire. >> the recommendation was unanimous. that bears repeating. 15 career prosecutors and their recommendation was unanimous. >> officers say scott ignored at least ten orders to drop his weapon. scott's wife said medicine he was taking made him zone out. jury deliberations resume this morning in the murder trial of a former charleston police
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slagr, who is white, is charged with killing a black motorist, walter scott. the case went to the jury last night. slagr hit scott with five bullets in the back during a traffic stop last year. he is charged for murder but the jury could convict him of a lesser charge, manslaughter. the pilot of a plane with brazilian soccer team on board told reporters he had run out of fuel. tributes were held for the victims of the crash. 71 people were killed. amazingly, there were six survivors. in a desperate exchange right before the crash, the pilot pleaded for permission to land. the plane had a maximum range of 1,600 nautical miles. that is just under the distance between the destination medellin and its starting point santa cruz, bolivia. france is giving peace another chance.
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to end the half century old war. it gives the revolutionary armed forces a role in the government. the agreement is a revised version of the one voters rejected two months ago. this deal does not need voter approval. coming up on the "morning news." wrong fit. an iconic genes company has a request for shoppers with firearms. and a big sister rescues her newborn sibling, thanks to something she learned in school! this is the "cbs morning news." but what if you could turn things around? what if you could... love your numbers? discover once-daily invokana?. it's the #1 prescribed sglt2 inhibitor that works to lower a1c. a pill taken just once in the morning, invokana? is used along with diet and exercise to significantly lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.
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miranda checked out at the hospital and she is just fine. a nurse gave elise a stethoscope to award her quick thinking. maybe even inspire a future career. who knows, right? levi's jeans customers are asked to leave their guns at home. new details in the case of the california jogger. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. sf gate says police have no reason to disbelieve a northern california mom's kidnapping store. sherri papini said two hispanic 2nd when she was jogging. she was found on thanksgiving day with a bag over her head and her wrists chained. police say papini is now working with detectives to find her captors. "the washington post" reports on new lawsuits. challenge of abortion restrictions in alaska, missouri, and north carolina. the cases were filed yesterday by planned parenthood and the american civil liberties union. the suit says the laws limiting when and where women may get
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reports a congressional compromise over improper bonuses paid by california's national guard. the soldiers were ordered to repay the money. lawmakers now say that they may keep it unless they knew or should have known it was wrong. fortune reports that levi strauss is asking customers not to bring guns into its stores. in a letter posted online, the company's ceo said you don't need a gun to try on a pair of jeans. a customer accidentally shot himself recently in a levi store in georgia. billboard says kanye west was released yesterday from the los angeles hospital where he was treated for exhaustion. the rapper was checked in ten days ago. he had been acting erratically, cutting a concert short, and then he cancelled his tour. "the new york times" says police are looking for a man with a pot of gold. he's not a leprechaun. he is a thief. surveillance video from laid
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a bucket from an armored truck when the driver wasn't looking. it contained 86 pound of gold plates worth $1.6 million. still to come, another way to binge watch. netflix now lets you enjoy your favorite shows without an internet connection. >> announcer: this portion of the "cbs morning news" sponsored by seabond. stronger hold all day. stronger hold all day. all day. just switch from denture paste holds stronger than the leading paste all day... without the ooze. feel secure. be yourself.
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forecast in some cities around the country. ? it was a year of wildest dreams for taylor swift. she pulled in 171 million dollars this year from album sa endorsements and a record setting floor and that put her at the top of "forbes" list of 2016's highest paid musicians. on the cbs "moneywatch" now. one direction was second $110 million and adele and madonna made the top five. on the cbs "moneywatch" now. google accounts are hit by malware and netflix finally adds offline viewing. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. >> reporter: opec reached a historic agreement to cut its
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mean higher prices for oil, gas, and electricity. opec agreed to cut production for the first time since 2008 by 1.2 million barrels a day. the news sparked an 8% jump in the price of international benchmark crude to over $50 a barrel. nonopec producers are also expected to cut back but analysts don't expect that oil will return to the highs of $100 a barrel we saw about two years ago. on wall gains by energy companies were not enough to offset the broader losses. the s&p lost five. the nasdaq finished 56 points lower. the obama administration says it wants to keep strict gas mileage standards for cars and trucks in place. automakers vigorously protested that proposal. the decision means that automakers would have to meet strict fuel economy requirements of about 50 miles per gallon by 2025. the proposal is open to public comment until the end of the year. more than a million google
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. with just three and a half hours left in a crucial deal, big league players and owners agreed last night on a tentative five-year contract that will extend baseball's strike-free stretch to 26 years. so far, fans are certainly going to enjoy this. remember, spring training starts in 73 days. "wall street journal" says the nfl plans to get rid of its brunch time games. the report says starting next year, games played in london will kickoff at 1:00 p.m.
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games there have been starting at 9:30 a.m. eastern and the tv ratings have been poor. no one wants to get up that early. so what is your game? couch surfing does not count as a sport, just so you know. doctors say the type of sport you play could make a difference in your longevity. riley carlson explains. >> reporter: when barbara karay heads out on our bicycle she knows she is getting more than fresh air. >> i know it's good for my heart. my blood pressure goes down. >> reporter: new research reveals cycling might pay off big in the long run. researchers studied the exercise habits of more than 80,000 adults for over a decade. they found people who took part in certain sports didn't just lower their risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, but lowered their chance of dying from any health problem.
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their risk by 15%. >> this is the first time they have looked at a particular sports and clearly show that certain sports have a proven benefit. >> reporter: when it came to cardiovascular disease, people who played racket sports cut their risk of death by more than half. swimming by more than 1% and aerobics by 36%. experts aren't ready to prescribe a specific sport just yet. they say consistent exercise is key. >> it's good for you and you can do unstainable for a long period of time. >> reporter: for barbara, that means sticking to her bike. >> i love it. if you see my cycling, i have a big grin on my face. >> reporter: riley carlson, cbs news, london. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," tony winning actor liev schreber. i'm anne-marie green. and this is the "cbs morning news."
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here is another look at this morning's top story. a string of tornadoes that moved across the southeast is blamed for at least five deaths. three were killed in a mobile home park in alabama. at least a dozen others were injured. there were 13 confirmed tornadoes across four states yesterday. alabama, louisiana, mississippi, and tennessee. well, it's likely that president obama will leave office without fulfilling one of his original campaign promises, to shut down guantanamo bay. dozens remain locked up there. margaret brennan got a rare look at the prison. >> reporter: these are the remnants of guantanamo's notorious camp x-ray where hundreds of suspected terrorists were caged in the panic aftermath of 9/11.
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faces we were not permitted to film, lounge in modern, open cell blocks, eating and praying regularly. over the past eight years, 180 detainees have been released from guantanamo, leaving most of the prison empty. donald trump has vowed to reverse course. >> and we are going to load it up with some bad dudes. believe me, we are going to load it up. >> reporter: admiral peter clark who commands the detention facility says there is room for hundreds of more prisoners but he vowed never to use harsh interrogation methods like waterboarding like trump has promised. >> there is no debate here because we are grounded on safe and humane care and custody and will continue to do so. >> reporter: there will not be torture at guantanamo? >> i am confident there will not be torture at guantanamo. >> reporter: 21 of the remaining detainees have been cleared for
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dangerous prisoners still at guantanamo. the obama administration's plan for the risky prisoners like 9/11 master mind sheikh mohammed was to transfer them to high security prisons in the u.s. but the republican-led congress blocked them. >> the fear they will be a magnet for other terrorists to come and either try to break them out or just to punish the communities. >> reporter: lee louski the administration's envoy for closing guantanamo, disagrees. >> we have consistently housed ng federal prison system without incident. >> reporter: the administration estimates that it will soon cost $10 million per year per guantanamo detainee, and they say that's reason enough for the next president to shut it down. margaret brennan, cbs news, guantanamo bay, cuba. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the battle over a beloved mountain lion in the santa monica mountains. after a rancher was issued a
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plus dr. david agus looks at the benefits of taking an aspinner a day. and actor liev schreber will join us in the studio to talk about his new broadway show. that is the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. s" for this thursday. thanks for watching.
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