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york city, i'm demarco morgan. it's thursday, january 3, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." the new congress prepares to convene with a democratic majority in the house which plans to pass legislation today to end the government shutdown. a historic feat. china says it has landed a spacecraft on the other side of the moon. and back on earth, tens of millions of americans are in the path of a dangerous winter storm.
good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. the new congress will convene for the first time today with democrats taking majority control of the house. the housing plans to pass legislation to end the partial government shutdown which is now in its 13th day. mean bhooil while, president trump plans to meet with congressional leaders again tomorrow. after no compromise was reached during a closed door meeting yesterday. tom hanson is here in new york with more on this. good morning, tom. >> reporter: good morning. democrats take control of the house of representatives today, the first time they've held the majority in either chamber of congress since 2015. they're expected to introduce legislation topd t legislation to end the shutdown but it may not go very far. in one of her first acts of power when democrats take control of the house today, presumptive speaker nancy pelosi plans to pass legislation to
reopen the government. >> we have given the republicans a chance to take yes forever an answer. >> reporter: one of the departments funds homeland security until early february giving them time to negotiate the border wall. republicans call it a political side show. >> the senate will not waste its times considering a democratic bill which cannot pass this chamber and which the president will not sign. >> reporter: president trump says he's willing to keep the partial government shutdown going to get his $5 billion. >> could be a long time. it's too important a subject to walk away from. >> reporter: congressional leaders from both parties met with the president wednesday in the white house situation room. >> i said mr. president, give me one good reason why you should continue your shutdown while we are debating our differences on homeland security. he could not give a good answer. >> reporter: a source tells cbs news that when president trump was asked why he wouldn't support the house bills to reopen the government while the two sides debate the wall, he replied, quote, i would look
foolish if i did that. >> if you're furloughed, look for a second job. >> reporter: as the shutdown continues, hundred of thousands of employees are not getting paid. >> the longer it goes you have to prioritize certain things, feeding your family. the gas to get to work, potentially heating your home. >> reporter: president trump has invited the leaders back to the white house on friday. now a white house spokesman said last night that it maybe easier to continue discussions after pelosi is officially elected house speaker. anne-marie. >> tom, thank you so much. well, u.s. ambassador to russia jon huntsman has visited a michigan man arrested in russia on spying charges. paul whelan is at a detention facility in moscow. his brother says counselor staff told him whelan looked healthy. jan crawford reports. >> reporter: five days after they arrested the former marine on espionage,onet with paul whe ats rusan
prison just hours after secretary mike pompeo delivered a pointed message. >> we've made clear to the russians our expectations that we will learn more about the charges, come to understand what it is he's been accused of and if the detention is not appropriate, we will demand his immediate return. >> reporter: the russians have offered no evidence whelan, now head of a corporate security for a michigan auto parts company say spy. his family said he was in moscow for a friend's wedding and told stars and stripes he gave wedding guests a tour of some of the kremlin museums on friday morning but never made it to the wedding friday night. his twin brother david told cbs news had he been to russia many times before. he called it inconceivable he is a spy. >> he does corporate security. it's the sort of personality that you wouldn't expect to be a lawbreaker of any sort, let alone someone who's breaking spy laws. >> reporter: whelan has a long history of military service. he spent 14 years in the marines but was discharged in 2008 for bad conduct on several charges
related to larceny. his arrest triggered speculation that he got caught up in a diplomatic tit for tat after the u.s. arrested russian marie where butina. putin states the law of retaliation states an eye for an eye or a tooth for a tooth. putin added they weren't going to be arresting innocent people to exchange them for others but russian's security service has opened a criminal case against whelan and if he's convicted he could face up to 20 years in russian prison. jan crawford, cbs news, washington. vermont senator bernie sanders says did he not know about sexual harassment allegations during his 2016 presidential campaign and he spoke to cnn. >> i certainly apologize to any woman who felt she was not treated appropriately and of course if i run we will do better our next time.
>> and just to be clear, you seem to indicate that you did not know at the time about the allegations, is that correct? >> yes. i was a little bit busy running around the country trying to make the case. >> "the new york times" reported several female campaign workers claimed that they experienced sexual harassment and pay disparities. sanders said when he ran for re-election in 2018, he instituted mandatory trainings and created an independent firm for people to report allegations to. china is reporting that it has landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon for the first time in history. far side of the moon faces away from earth and is relatively unexplored. previously spacecraft have seen the far side or the dark side, but none have landed on it. a four-year-old is being charged with murder after an egg-throwing prank turned deadly. police in houston say the teen was driving on new year's day and two other teens were in the car as well. the three were allegedly throwing eggs at cars when another driver pulled a gun and
started chasing them. the 14-year-old crashed into a truck killing its driver, a 45-. police say the teen was driving his father's car and his parents are also being investigated. investigators hope to be able to release a more detailed description toda a 7-year-old g. jazmine barnes was shot and killed sunday while riding in a car with her mother and three sisters in the houston area. the sheriff revealed yesterday her 15-year-old sister is get a better description of the suspect. her family says that she made eye contact with him. and she previously said he was white with a beard. >> i'm very confident and we will not rest until an arrest is made. we're going to continue to search for this killer. >> the sheriff also said leads are pouring in and he has not ruled out any motive for the seemingly senseless killing. investigators are looking at area security video. a winter storm system is
slamming much of the country this morning. millions of people under ood watches as heavy rain stretches from texas to georgia. the flooding shut down at least 150 roads in central texas yesterday. first responders rescued at least one driver who was swept away in the floodwaters. in oklahoma, slick roads caused a number of crashes, including this 21-car pileup in tulsa last night. and at least two people were taken to the hospital. winter storm warnings are in effect across parts of oklahoma, texas, and arkansas today with freezing rain and heavy snow expected. meantime, southern arizona is experiencing more below freezing temperatures in some areas this morning. benson saw its second day of, a snowfall yesterday. slick conditions caught drivers by surprise leading to spinouts. near tucson, some teens made the most of the cold conditions and made a snowman. temperatures there are expected to reach the 50s later today so that snowman's not going to last. coming up on "the morning
news," a space snowman, if you will. new photos reveal the strange shape of a rock 4 billion miles away. and, a doctor at a cleveland clinic is fired for anti-semitic tweets. this is the "cbs morning news." this is the "cbs morning news." say hello to your fairy godmother, alice. oh and look they got gain scent beads and dryer sheets too! and i don't add up the years.ts. but what i do count on... is boost®. delicious boost® high protein nutritional drink now has 33% more protein, along with 26 essential vitamins and minerals. boost® high protein look for savings on boost® in your sunday's paper. fact: some of your favorite foods stain teeth. unlike ordinary whitening toothpaste, colgate optic white has
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the latest letter president trump received from kim jong-un, speaking at the white house, mr. trump showed what he called a great letter from kim. they began writing to each other last year. thit any of kim's letters. mr. trump said if he had not been elected, the u.s. and north korea would be involved in a, quote, nice big fat war. time magazine says an ohio doctor is fired for writing anti-semitic tweets. dozens of tweets from 2011 to 2013 emerged this week from lara kollab, a former supervised first-year resident at the cleveland clinic. in one tweet she suggested she would prescribe jewish people the wrong medication. she also joked about the holocaust and called jewish people dogs. her twitter account has been deleted and the hospital says no patients have reported being harmed by her work. and the orlando sentinel has video of a fight between a customer and mcdonald's employee in st. petersburg, florida. a witness who took the video
says the fight started when the customer asked for a straw. authorities say the man grabbed the employee's shirt and tried to pull her over the counter. she punched him several times in the face. the customer, a 40-year-old transient, was arrested and charged with battery. still ahead, don't try this at home. the movie bird box inspires fans to put on blindfolds and cause netflix to issue a warning.
forecast in some cities around the country. on the "cbs moneywatch," netflix is issuing a warning about the bird box challenge and apple cuts its sales forecast. giovanna drpic is here in new york with that and more. good morning, giovanna. >> good morning, anne-marie. wall street fought to start 2019 off on a positive note after a bumpy day of trading. the stock market closed slightly higher thanks to gains in energy and internet companies like facebook and amazon. the dow jones industrial gained 18 points. s&p 500 rose 3 points. and the nasdaq composite finished 30 points higher. apple is warning investors about a significant revenue drop because of disappointing sales.
ceo tim cook blamed china amid the ongoing trade wars saying most of the sales problems were in the greater china region. he also said customers are not applexcts revenue of $84 bi it previously expected 89 to $93 billion. tesla is $2,000. elon musk's company says that's to make up for lower electric vehicle tax cuts. the credits dropped nearly $4,000 at the start of 2019 and will be phased out this year. tesla also fell short on deliveries in the last quarter of 2018. some analysts question whether the price cut is actually because of lower demand. another blood pressure medicine is being recalled after trace amounts of a cancer-causing chemical were detected. the fda said the valsartan tablets are being recalled. they said patients should continue to take the medicine
but should also talk to their doctors about other treatment options. just last month, some valsartan potassium tablets were recalled for similar reasons. mile lan pharmaceuticals also recalled some of its valsartan products in november. and netflix is urging people not to take the bird box challenge. the latest social media craze involves people doing everyday tasks blindfolded. you see it mimics the new netflix horror film bird box where the characters wear blindfolds to protect themselves against a mysterious force. netflix tweeted, quote, can't believe i have to say this but please do not hurt yourself with this bird box challenge. unquote. how's that for your disclosure for the day. >> and don't hurt your children either. i've seen some of these videos because people involve their children because two of the
stars of the movie are children. and kids are slamming into walls and falling down and all sorts of stuff. it's a fictional movie, it's not supposed to be real life, right? >> and of course the kids love it, wearing blindfolds, they think it's just another game so they're all for it. >> of course. giovanna drpic, thank you so much. it is a good movie, though. i got recommend it. still to come, step by step we'll meet a man who's on a missing to see new york city like no one else has. preservatives or added colors. now that's something to celebrate. ensure max protein... to give you the protein you need with less of the sugar you don't. (straining) i'll take that. (cheers) 30 grams of protein and 1 gram of sugar. ensure max protein. in two great flavors. upgrade to new tide pods 2.0. and get 50% more cleaning power in the palm of your hand. it's got to be tide.
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after their 39-year marriage ended in 2014. one man has made it his mission to walk every street of new york city. thousands of miles and years later he's almost at the finish line. kenneth craig find out what keeps him going. >> reporter: we caught up with mat green on the streets of queens doing perhaps what he loves most, walking. >> something feels good about being outside and walking around. >> reporter: he's been walking upwards of 25 miles a day with a mission to touch every corner of new york city's five boroughs. >> i thought that was a cool idea of a way to see a place. >> reporter: he told us his obsession started almost a decade ago when he gave up his desk job as a civil engineer and packed his bags for a 3,000 mile walk from coast to coast. >> i basically had a tent with me and i would knock on people's doors and ask if i could camp in their yards. >> reporter: not long after that
he started his trek across the big apple and over the past seven years he's covered more than 9,000 urban miles venturing in neighborhoods native new yorkers may never see. >> if you're just walking somewhere and open to seeing what's there and who's there, then it's always going to be fascinating experience. >> reporter: his experience has been captured in a new documentary film. >> thank you. >> reporter: from his interactions with complete strangers. >> i'm independently homeless. >> reporter: to his moments of peace. and all of this on just $15 a day. he couch surfs living off his savings, donations, and pet sitting money. are there any days you wake up and go what am i doing? am i still walking? >> i mean, i never -- you know, it's such a fulfilling thing to do that i don't have that question like a big picture sense. but there are definitely days when i get up and don't feel like going outside. >> reporter: green has just a few hundred miles left. >> it's just given me nothing to do in my life but to look around. only because of that i realize how much i always overlooked in
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our top stories this morning. the partial government shutdown is entering its 13th day. congressional leaders met with president trump in the white house yesterday but they were unable to reach a compromise on ending the shutdown. he invited leaders back to the white house tomorrow. and millions of people are under within the storm and flood advisories as a winter storm threatens much of the country. heavy rain is threatening flooding from texas to georgia. in oklahoma slippery roads caused dozens of crashes including a 21-car pileup last night. ice and snow are forecast to
create more problems across the southern plains today. and a high school senior in florida claims that she's being unfairly punished after showing a big improvement in the second time that she took the college entrance exam. the testing service doesn't believe she did it on her own. jericka duncan reports. >> reporter: 18-year-old kamilah campbell of miami thought she did she could to improve her s.a.t. score from 900 to 1200, but then she received a letter from the testing company saying her score was invalid. >> they tell you that you need to practice and work and study to do better, but then when you do better they question it. >> reporter: the educational testing service which oversees testing for college entrance exams told campbell that her score is under review because of discrepancies on her answer key. >> because it improved for over 300 points, so they're saying i improved basically too much and that's skeptical for them. >> reporter: campbell credits her more than 300-point
improvement with months of studying, tutors, and a free online s.a.t. prep program. >> they're not looking at it as if maybe she studied and focused to passing this test. >> reporter: campbell says she missed the deadline to apply for her first pick, florida state university and she cannot apply for some scholarships without her latest s.a.t. score. her attorney is considering a lawsuit. >> we intend to fight for the legitimacy of kamilah's test scores. >> reporter: despite the setback, campbell remains hopeful. >> i'm proud of myself and i need my scores released. >> reporter: education testing services told us they don't cancel scores based solely on a point increase.ac which they won't disclose are taken into account. if the testing service does not validate the score after its review, campbell may have to retake the test. jericka duncan, cbs news, new york.
coming up on cbs news this morning, the facts about the border wall. what currently exists and what president trump says he wants. plus errol barnett gets an exclusive look inside a power grid at niagara falls that's upgrading its systems with artificial intelligence. and we'll speak with the author of the book sicker, fatter, poorer about how hidden chemicals in our products may be disrupting our hormones and harming us. that's the news for this thursday, thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
here. san francisco looking like 40 degrees right now, a bit chilly out there. . 30s around some spots. really one of those mornings you don't want to get out of bed. >> i came in bundled up. i was like love the winter look. hopefully you have the hat and scarf because you will need it as you step outside this morning. here is a live look east. you can see temperatures in the 30s and 40s. santa rosa one of the coldest spots this morning. freezing right now in livermore.