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indonesian authority say debris and bodies have been found in the area of the java sea where the missing airasia jet was last seen. congressman michael grimm said he's resigning just days after pleading guilty to tax evasion. and the autopsy of a victim in an l.a. police shooting sparks more protests. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, december 30th, 2014. captioning funded by cbs good morning, i'm lauren lyster in for anne-marie green. this morning, we have breaking news in the search for the missing airasia jetliner. indonesia said its navy has begun recovering bodies floating
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in the water. the rescue team said they're 95% sure they've located flight 8501. mark albert is in washington. good morning. >> indonesia authorities tell authorities that those bodies did not have life jackets on. and the exit doors five or six miles from the plane's last known location. >> reporter: crews searching for airasia flight 8501 are looking to recover red, white items off the island. the items are most likely items from the plane. indonesia authorities have reported they've spotted victims in the water. aircraft from several countries are taking part in the aerial search including australia. >> australia is in an area as
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requested by authorities. >> reporter: the u.s. is part of the efforts. "u.s.s. sampson" has joined planes and ships which had been expanded to cover land. the missing plane with 132 people on board vanished after the plane's captain requested to fly at high altitude because of bad weather. the request was denied because of heavy air traffic. in addition, investigators will look at if the plane was going too slow. mechanical error. airasia has agreed to fly relatives of the missing over the search area. shortly after the bodies were found the airline's ceo tweets my heart is filled with sadness for all. on behalf of airasia my
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condolences to all words can not express how sorry i am lauren. >> mark albert in washington. allen pizzey joins us on the phone with the breaking developments. he's in the indonesian city of surabaya where flight 8501 took off. allen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, it's quite a scene. relatives of the victims are staying here in a room. when the first pictures of a body floating in the water were broadcast on television. there was a monitor inside with some people going hysterical. local journals are disgusted that it happened. nonetheless, it was done. we understand at least three have been winced up to helicopters and an indonesian navy ship.
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a co-pilot of a hurt key lease said when they first spotted bodies they thought the people were waving help and suddenly realized that these are dead bodies and not survivors. earlier today, relatives, representing a group, about five members representing relatives were flown by indonesian military or plane over the spot where more or less the plane was thought to have gone down at that stage. so that they can pray over it. not that they could see anything, but that they could at least pray. and airasia would fly even more of them over the site. there's also been a brief report that one search and rescue plane saw what is described as a shadow on the seafloor which may or may not be the plane. the only good news is where the plane went do you and where the
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debris went down five or six miles from the plane is relatively shallow. to find wreckage won't be as difficult as it was for the malaysian airliner that crashed into south asia and has not been found yet. >> allen biz zi thank you. also this morning investigators are trying to figure out what caused a deadly fire that sank a ferry from greece to italy. at least ten people are dead in the disaster. more than 400 passengers were rescued by boat and helicopter. survivors described chaos and confusion on the ship during the 30-hour ordeal. searchers are scouring nearby waters for other passengers. the passengers are making it difficult to know exactly how many people on board. a new theory with the sony hack attack may be gaining traction with investigators. a silicon valley research firm briefed the government about the
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research. they say the evidence points is not to north korea, but to hackers who got help from someone recently laid off at sony. >> the primary piece of malware that targets sony contains specific server addresses, user name credentials and even digital certificates that could only have been obtained from an insider or a recent insider at sony. >> a department spokesman said the u.s. stands behind the fbi analysis and remains confident north korea is responsible for the attack. congressman michael grimm plans to resign from office next week saying he can't give the job his full attention. the new york republican pleaded guilty to tax evasion last week. he faces up to 30 months in prison. the congressman gained notoriety when a camera caught him physically threatening a reporter inside the u.s. capitol. one of the most powerful
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members of congress is on the defensive for a speech he delivered more than a decade ago. it's not what steve scalise said but his audience. wyatt andrews reports. >> reporter: steve scalise is the house ma majority w.h.i.p. the third highest ranking republican. but in may 2002 his office confirms that scalise spoke to the white supremacist group called euro. and whose president was david duke the former lead of the ku klux klan. according to a statement from his office scalise has never been affiliated with the abhorrent group. and slush funds that wasted millions of taxpayer dollars and his opposition to a proposed tax increase. in louisiana political circles
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scalise is known as a prolific speaker but the euro group's affiliation with david duke and its anti-minority issues are well-known in 2002. scalise's office insists he had no idea he was speaking to a david duke group and would not have gone to that speech had he known. but in a group reaching out to minorities this year that could hurt. the release of an autopsy that killed by los angeles police is sparking new protests. demonstrators locked arms on a freeway monday. as john blackstone reports they're upset about the death of an unarmed man at the hands of officers in august. >> hands up don't shoot! >> reporter: more months they were demanding the release of his autopsy. the 25-year-old was shot when he
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tried to take an officer's gun. the autopsy shows ford was hit three times. two fatal shots in his right side and back a third shot struck his arm. los angeles please chif. >> it was a struggle where an officer ended up on his back with mr. ford on top of him. with mr. ed for in control of his pistol his uniform pistol. the officer drew his backup gun and reached over mr. ford's back and shot mr. ford in very close proximity. >> reporter: ford was described by his family as bipolar and schizophrenic, a witness contradicts a description of a struggle. >> he put his hands like that they wrestled him to the ground they shot limo. she shot him again. and another two seconds later, they shot him again. >> reporter: ford's family has filed a $45 million wrongful
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death suit against lapd and los angeles. steven larimer is the family's attorney. >> they knew this man was unarmed. they knew he was basically helpless and harmless. and yet, they proceeded to attack him bring him to the ground and shoot and kill him. >> the autopsy is one element used in three separate investigations now under way in ford's death. the two officers involved both veterans of the gang squad, have been taken off street duty. john blackstone los angeles. this morning, los angeles police are looking for the suspect in an ambush of a police car. two men opened fire on a patrol car sunday night. there were two office inside. the motive for the attack remains unclear. new york city police commissioner bill bratton and
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bill de blasio will meet. police unions say de blasio has been too sympathetic to police critics. coming up on the "morning news," rapid refunds, the irs has good news for tax filers who like to get their tax refunds fast. details in "moneywatch." this is the "morning news." suffering from the flu is a really big deal. with aches, fever and chills- there's no such thing as a little flu. so why treat it like it's a little cold? nf of unter remedies. attack the flu virus at its source with prescription tamiflu. and call your doctor right away. tamiflu is fda approved to treat the
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hong kong's hang seng lost 1%. the irs said tax filers can start filing on january 20th millions of taxpayers file returns during the first weeks of the year so they can get quick refund. that filing date extended more than 50 tax breaks. access to g-mail was blocked. it may be due to the chinese government efforts to limit or ban access. g-mail is popular with chinese to avoid government monitoring. google reports that the e-mail service fell friday and almost zero on saturday with a partial return monday. the new york-based burger place shake shack will be going public. it's hoping to raise up to $100 million. the company plans to use the cash to open more restaurants and renovate its 53 existing stores. and alaska airlines is
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giving a gift to passengers in january. the airline is waving its $25 first bag fee for one month. to qualify, you must be a member of alaska's mile latch plan. you can join for free online or at the airport before you check your bags lauren. >> jill at the new york stock exchange. thank you so much. straight ahead, your tuesday morning weather. and in sports michigan lands a new coach. you're watching the "cbs morning news." ♪ the weather outside is frightful ♪ ♪ but the fire is so delightful ♪ [ male announcer ] nothing melts away the cold like a hot delicious
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. in sports today the university of michigan is expected to announce that jim harbaugh is the new football coach. harbaugh arrived in detroit yesterday. he has spent four years as the coach of the san francisco 49ers. harbaugh reportedly agreed to his at ma mater for a deal worth $39 million over six years. detroit lions defensive tack ndamukong suh is appealing a one-game suspension. suh was suspended for stepping on packers quarterback aaron rodgers left leg. as the suspension stands suh will miss sunday's playoff game against dallas. the nfl coaching merry-go-round is under way. three teams fired head coaches
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yesterday. the jets dismissed rex ryan after six seasons. the bears who missed the playoffs for the seventh time in eight seasons fired marc trestman. and atlanta showed coach mike smith the door. in college hoops second-ranked duke remains undefeated. julian okafor led with a season high points. freshman jones as duke beat toledo. and a coach is being disciplined after he hit west virginia players during monday's liberty bowl. michael richardson is seen striking west virginia players twice during the first half of yesterday's game. richardson was sent home early. school officials say further action will be decided soon. a&m beat west virginia 35 to 27. when we return another look at the top stories and presidential party crasher.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. here's another look at this morning's top story. the indonesian navy has begun recovers bodies near where the missing airasia flight last made contact sunday. officials say they are nearly certain the debris and victims are all from the missing jetliner. at least 13 people died in a fire in a shopping mall in pakistan. the fire broke out yesterday at the shopping center in lahore. rescuers rushed victims to ambulances as firefighters battled the flames. a local official said the fire was caused by an electrical short circuit in one of the shops near the entrance.
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former president george h.w. bush might be released from a houston hospital as early as today, a spokesman for the 41st president said his breathing has returned to normal but has said that he would stay in the hospital pending his doctor's decision. president obama apologized for disrupting a wedding in hawaii. the president called the couple after a round of golf caused them to move their wedding to another part of the course on a military base. the president told the two army captains that he felt terrible because no one told him. the bride and groom said they were happy to make the change. and in florida, a blind man and his dog, his guide dog, are back together this morning. the german shepherd named ronaldo went missing sunday. her owner issued a reward because she couldn't get around without her. a neighbor taking care of renata returned her. the two have been happily
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china's booming economy has created a need among the privileged few. a western style butler. seth doane visited a butler academy where future servers are being trained. >> reporter: they're learning the finer points of life. finding no detail is too small. >> the main pack should be aligned with the pocket. >> reporter: at this boot camp for butlers. what are the most challenging things to teach. etiquette table servers. >> yes and yes. table server's edtiquette. >> reporter: shandu is a long
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place from cleveland where he grew up. now he's teaching in china. >> it's in demand. they want the western service. >> it's easier to teach the chinese the trade of a butler. than to trade a butler in mandarin or cantonese. >> we are going to serve a corn soup. >> reporter: thomas coffman from switzerland is in charge of this six-week, often 14-hour a day program. >> these aren't right. >> reporter: this day culminates in a formal dinner with friends of real estate mogul syyon du. she's bank rolling the operation. china has developed rapidly and the demand for services getting stronger, she says. we're not negating chairman mao, but we need to keep the good part and remove the bad parts of
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his views. as dinnertime approaches tensions rise. >> are you kidding me. >> reporter: simon, the 25-year-old butler to be says western dining may be elegant, but he'd feel uncomfortable at a table like this. for us chinese, all it takes is a pair of chopsticks he says. for western, you've got the knife, the fork it just doesn't seem casual. how has dinner gone? >> overall, it's gone okay. there's been a couple hiccups. >> reporter: what are the hiccups? >> generally on the guest's part. >> reporter: we seen it cast aside to make room for cell phones. and more than a few texts were sent from the table. it seems lessons in etiquette may be needed by more than just the butler. seth doane, cbs news china. coming up on "cbs this morning," the latest for the
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search for airasia 85012. and spire ware on spokens that make it easier to track abuse systems. and the man behind the kindless diary who spent months traveling to dozens of places living on the generosity of strangers. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thank you for watching. i'm lauren lyster. have a great day.
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. >> six bodies have been found near the site where the plane air asia flight 8501 disappeared from radar. good morning i'm ukee washington. >> i'm erika von tiehl. officials recovered three of the bodies which were discovered off the coast of the islands in the java sea. they not have life jackets on. object resembling part of the plane were also seen in that same area. the plane vanished sunday on it way from indonesia to singapore with 162 people on board. we'll have more for you coming up this morning, you can find the latest development at regarding flight 8501. >> now new this morning, a car slams into a pole in philadelphia's nicetown neighborhood then goes down in a embankment. >> the driver is dead, three passengers are in the


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