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of course "cbs this fromhe broaw yo city i'm jeria duncan. captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, january 23rd, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." a new push to end the shutdown. the senate plans to vote on a pair of bills, but will president trump get his border wall? back to school. a tentative deal ends the los angeles teachers strike. this as teachers in another major city prepare to walk out. and a scare in the air. a drone is spotted just feet away from a plane in new jersey. ♪
good morning from the studio newsr cbsdqrtrenew york.anne-m. two senate votes are scheduled tomorrow aimed at ending the partial government shutdown which has reached day 33. one bill includes money for president trump's border wall, and the other does not. neither bill, though, is expected to draw enough votes. marc liverman is here in new york with the latest on the standoff. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. those affected by the impact the most, more than three quarters of a million federal workers who are now going to miss another paycheck. that's what's looming over the heads of political leaders on both sides of the aisle. >> remind our lawmakers that they can ease the pain -- >> reporter: the senate chaplain's opening prayer yesterday highlighted what 800,000 federal employees are facing -- another week >> ame >> reporter: on the senate floor
-- >> it's only a thinly veiled attempt by the president to save face. >> reporter: the political divide remains five weeks into the partial government shutdown. >> they can look like champions of the so-called resistance. >> reporter: some glimmer of progress -- tomorrow the senate will hold dueling votes to reopen the government. one bill is built around president trump's proposal. >> the plan includes $5.7 billion for a strategic deployment of physical barriers or a wall. >> reporter: the other is a bill house democrats passed. it funds the government through february 8th. without wall funding, neither appears to have the votes to succeed. meanwhile, thousands of military and law enforcement members are among those working without pay. the coast guard's top admiral tweeted this video out last night -- >> i find it unacceptable that a y onood pantries and donations. >> reporter: the fbi agents association sent out a dire warning --
>> failure to fund the fbi is making it more difficult for us to do our jobs to protect the people of our country from criminals and terrorists. >> reporter: they added the shutdown could lead some fbi agents to consider career options that provide more stability for their families. and another pressure point for both sides -- the state of the union address is quickly approaching. if the shutdown isn't resolved, house speaker nancy pelosi has threatened to cancel the president's speech scheduled for next week. it's still unclear what the president will decide to do. anne-marie? >> all right, marc in new york. thank you very much, marc liverman. los angeles schoolteachers are headed back to their classrooms this morning after a six-day strike. teachers approved a tentative deal between their union and school officials yesterday in the second-largest district. >> the yes vote means we got not everything, but i feel like both sides had to compromise. >> everybody's rose to the occasion, and it was an
incredible sight there to see the sacrifices people were making. >> the deal calls for a 6% pay increase, reduced class sizes, and increased support staff including full-time nurses, librarians, and counselors. shortly after the agreement in l.a., teachers in denver voted to go on strike as early as monday to demand increased pay. new jersey's newark liberty international airport is operating normally again this morning after it was forced to halt arrivals yesterday when drones were spotted nearby. one pilot reported a drone less than 30 feet from his plane. kris van cleave has more on the growing threat to aircraft. we missed the drone by about 30 feet off our right wing. >> reporter: airline pilots report a very close call with what's thought to be at least one, possibly two drones flying at about 3,500 feet over teterboro airport in new jersey. >> it was our exact altitude and probably 20 feet, 30 fight off our right. >> reporter: hoping to avoid a
close call like this one from last year over las vegas when a drone came dangerously close to a frontier airlines flight, the faa abruptly halted arrivals to nearby newark airport moments later. >> there's some drone activity on the final, and it's at a critical point. we can't really run anybody past it. >> reporter: a recent study showed the potential damage a drone could do colliding with the wing of a small plane. drone sightings have been on the rise, the faa receiving about 100 a month. some come way too close like this over ft. lauderdale last summer where the drone narrowly misses a helicopter. the disruption at newark was short-lived but comes after drone sightings at london's gatwick airport paralyzed holiday travel for the best part of two days in december forcing the cancelation of hundreds of flights. drone users are not supposed to fly within five miles of an airport or above 400 feet. london gatwick has spent millions of dollars on military-grade technology to disrupt drones. police in new jersey are now investigating. kris van cleave, cbs news, washington. police say they have foiled
a terror plot against the muslim community in upstate new york. the suspects include three men and a high school student. jeff pegues with more on the alleged arsenal of weapons discovered that includes bombs and firearms. >> reporter: police describe the plot to attack a group of muslims in central new york state as serious and real. 20-year-old brian colaneri, vincent vetromile, andrew crysel and a 16-year-old whose name is being withheld were arrested friday in new york. the police chief -- >> if they had carried out the plot which every indication is they were going to, people would have died. >> reporter: investigators say the men, some of whom knew each other from the boy scouts, were targeting islamberg, a rural community home to several hundred muslims and the headquarters for the muslims of america organization. according to court papers, the suspects had built three improvised exlosive devices in the shape of a mason jar wrapped
in duct tape. investigators also say they had 23 rifles and shotguns. >> we found firearms in almost every location we searched. the bombs were found in the home of the 16-year-old. >> reporter: the bombs are being sent to fbi labs in quantico, virginia, for unless where investigators will try to determine if the devices were viable. islamberg was the site of another planned attack in 2015 when robert doggart, a former congressional representative, threatened to burn down a mosque and school and cafeteria in the community. this was another case of if you see something, say something. police say on friday the 16-year-old who was arrested was showing suspicious pictures on his phone at school. another student passed along the information. police began the investigation, and that quickly led to the arrests. jeff pegues, cbs news, washington.
general motors is accused in two federal lawsuits of allegedly ignoring racial harassment in its plant in toledo, ohio. 11 african-american workers claim that they were subjected . the alleged behavior included the use of the "n" word, nooses hanging, and "whites only" graffiti on bathroom doors. gm admits it has a problem. >> i'm absolutely outraged by the fact that this kind of behavior is still able to show up in any one of our workplaces. we have zero tolerance for any kind of behavior like this. >> the lawsuits claim that for two years african-american workers were called boy, monkey, and told to go back to africa. the automaker says it's urgently working to identify the employees responsible for the racist behavior, and that they will be fired. covington catholic high school in kentucky was closed yesterday citing security concerns following backlash against some of its students.
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say the man accused of kidnapping jayme closs hosted a christmas gathering while she was being held captive in the same house. the family of jake patterson was reportedly in the gordon, wisconsin, home while the terrified teen was forced to stay hidden under a twin bed. the houseguests had no idea she was there. 16 days later, closs escaped. patterson is accused of killing the girl's parents and kidnapping her in october. "wired" reports federal regulators accuse oracle of underpaying thousands of women and minorities by more than $400 million over four years. the allegations by the u.s. department of labor emerged yesterday in a court filing in an ongoing discrimination lawsuit against the software giant. oracle allegedly underpaid female, black, and asian employees by as much as 25% for similar work done by white men. oracle declined to comment. "stars and stripes" reports the supreme court ruled in favor of the trump administration's
ban on transgender people from serving in the military while lower court challenges continue. in a 5-4 ruling, the high court reversed lower court decisions preventing the pentagon from implementing the ban. the supreme court's decision reverses an obama-era policy on transgender people serving in the military. the defense department said the ruling impacts transgender people who want to enlist and does not affect current service members. and "the san diego union tribune" reports tiger woods showed a rare glimpse of emotion yesterday when he talked about his comeback year in 2018. woods is in san diego preparing for tomorrow's start of the farmers insurance open at torrey pines. he finished 23rd last year, coming off a fourth back surgery. the last one to fuse his lower spine. this will be his first pga tour event since winning the tour championship last september to cap off his comeback. >> going through what i went through the last few years, i don't wish that on anybody.
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forecast in some cities around here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ it's so cold that parts of niagara falls have frozen. the winter storm that swept across the country brought bitter-cold temperatures to the northeast, freezing some of the falls. the rare sight made for some beautiful photos, though, if you could stand to be outside long enough. on the cbs "money watch" now, high fire insurance claim rates for hyundai and kia, and starbucks expands delivery. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. u.s. stocks closed lower on tuesday snapping a four-day winning streak before the long holiday weekend. concerns about the looming trade war with china and reaction to the imf outlook projecting a slowing global economy seemed to rattle the markets.
so the dow sank 301 points. the s&p 500 dropped 37. the nasdaq lost 136. the nation's largest utility, pacific gas and electric, says it's secured $5.5 billion in financing from four banks to fund its operations through bankruptcy. the planned bankruptcy filing comes as pg&e faces more than $30 billion in potential liability for its possible role in deadly california wildfires. the california utility said yesterday it expects the bankruptcy process to last two years. shares of the company jumped 6.5% on the news. a new study shows owners of hyundai and kia vehicles are filing fire insurance claims at a rate far higher than average. the highway lost data institute found five models with four-cylinder engines have double the non-crash fire claim rates. they recalled 168,000 vehicles last week due to increased fire
risks related to a fuel pipe issue. sales of previously owned homes plunged to the lowest level in three years in december signaling a weaker u.s. housing market for 2019. the national association of realtors said yesterday existing home sales dropped 6.4% last month. it warned that weaker home sales can be expected this year amid the partial government shutdown and increasing economic uncertainty. and many coffee lovers in the u.s. will soon be able to get starbucks delivered. the java giant announced yesterday it's expanding the current delivery service to nearly one-fourth of u.s. stores in partnership with uber eats mobile app. the service launched tuesday in san francisco and will expand to some stores in new york, boston, washington, chicago, and los angeles in the coming weeks. this follows an initial test in miami. anne-marie? >> all right, diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot, diane. >> all right. still to come, knockout. serena williams suffers a stunning loss at the australian open. serena williams suffers a stunning loss at the australian
here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ serena williams is out at the australian open. she was just one point away from victory over seventh seeded karolina pliskova in the quarterfinals, and then she turned her left ankle. williams was serving for victory up five games to one in the third set when she was first called for a foot foul. then she twisted her ankle. karolina pliskova from the czech republic stormed back to win the next six gam williams wasted four match points along the way. and pulitzer prize-winning writer russell baker has died. he won pulitzers for his humorous columns in "the new york times" and a moving
autobiography of his impoverished baltimore childhood. he hosted "masterpiece theater." he died at his leesburg, virginia, home monday from complications after a fall. russell baker was 93. now coming up on "cbs this morning," actress connie britton joins us in the studio to discuss her role on the new show "smilf."
crest.upport more victories for veterans, go to dav.org. our top story this morning, two senate votes are scheduled tomorrow aimed at ending the partial government shutdown. one bill includes money for president trump's border wall, but the other does not. neither is expected to get enough votes to advance. the shutdown enters day 33 today. the los angeles schoolteachers are heading back to class this morning. a tentative agreement was reached to end a strike after six days. it includes a 6% pay bump, smaller classes, and increased support staff. millions will be watching the super bowl next month. but for some, the commercials are the best part.
one commercial will not be seen. mark strassman explains. hello, super bowl! >> reporter: super bowl liii i. >> reporter: in both massachusetts and california, their home states, the use of medical or recreational marijuana is legal. acreage holdings, a so-called seed-to-sale cannabis company, wanted to air an ad about the benefits of medical marijuana during the game. cbs rejected it. george allen is the company's president. >> they said we're not taking advertisements for cannabis. and i think it was categorical. >> reporter: currently 33 states and washington, d.c., have legalized medical marijuana. the nfl bans marijuana for players. in a violent sport, surveys show a majority of players support using medical marijuana
including nate jackson, a retired tight end with the denver broncos. he was flattened in a game in 2008. a team doctor prescribed vicodin, an opioid, for his pain. jackson smoked marijuana instead and wants the nfl to change its policy. >> you know, it's not about getting high. it's not about becoming a stoner. the nfl doesn't have to worry about that. you know, the football is a lot worse for them than marijuana. >> reporter: arthur blank owns the atlanta falcons. we asked him whether the league should change its marijuana policy. >> i probably would not be in favor of it because i'm concerned about the gateway effect it has on other drugs. >> reporter: we asked to see the ad, but acreage holdings didn't provide it. cbs said in a statement, "under our broadcast standards, we do not currently accept cannabis-related advertising." the nfl also has the right to reject super bowl commercials. mark strassman, cbs news, new york. coming up on "cbs this
morning," norah talks with atlanta falcons owner arthur blank who's making his final preparations for hosting the super bowl. actress connie britton joins us in the studio to discuss her role on the new show "smilf." and we take you to lordstown, ohio, where a gm plant will soon stop production and talk with members of the community about their future. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪
conditions but much more sunny this afternoon. at least that is what our morning sunshine mary says on this wednesday, and we 23rd. i am kenny choi. that is what she texted me a short time ago and i look forward to this. >> it's amazing to see that smile on your face and through the afternoon our temperatures will we warming up through the afternoon. that warming trend will continue. here's a live look with the san jose camera under clear skies, 40s and even 30s to start out the day. we have colder conditions this morning, 39 in concord, livermore at 37, san francisco 48 and 40 at san jose, and we have 38 in santa rosa up. we have clear skies and colder