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we just miss thad. >> construction rains down on an audience. dozen are hurt when a ceiling collapses. target backlash. shoppers are furious after the retailer announces millions of debit and credit card numbers
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may have been stolen by hackers. >> dynasty in doubt. the future of the hit reality series is in doubt after one of the stars is suspended for making controversial comments about gays. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, december 20th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, this morning it is still unclear what caused the ceiling of a london theatre to collapse. the 112-year-old apollo theatre was packed when large chunks of plaster began falling during the performance of "the curious incident of a dog in the nighttime." as many as 30 were injured, many of them seriously. charlie d'agata is in our london auchlts charlie, good morning to you. >> good morning, to anne-marie. the ceiling collapsed about 45 minutes into the performance 678
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one theory they're looking into is whether a torrential rainstorm may have had something to do with it. part of a ceiling collapsed in the middle of a performance with it packed withhundreds. >> loud bearing. i don't think the ceiling came down. dust, chan dell leer, wood, that sort of stuff. >> many thought it was part of the play. >> we thought it was part of the theater and then -- yeah. we just looked up and the whole ceiling -- it was like slow motion. it just came down. >> other london theaters became triage centers for the walking wounded. some were taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. >> we thought it was part of the play honestly, so that was our reaction, wasn't it? >> bang. everything. de debris, dust, everything. >> it was like foggy.
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you couldn't see anything. you didn't know what was going on. >> police actually commandeered three london buses take some of the injured to the hospital. they say the building is secure enough for the investigation to begin on this 112-year-old building. of course, the concern is this isn't the only old theater in town. anne-marie? >> charlie d'agata in town. thank you, charlie. potentially dangerous weather will begin to spread across a large part of the country today. depending where you live it will include strong rain, torrential flooding and ice. >> messy days of weather ahead. there's hail in southern california and some pretty heavy snowfall in higher elevations. this is the same energy that's going to crash across the country. it geengs bring the whole kitchen sink. ice, snow, heavy rain. it comes together on saturday. there will be snow and ice on the edge of this one. we'll also look at a big severe
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weather threat on saturday. especially here, lower and mid-mississippi river valleys. wind gusts and several tornados could not be ruled out as we head through the course of saturday. then into sunday more rain on the east coast. the severe threat including charlotte and atlanta and significant ice will work its way into parts of northern canada. in terms of total rainfall, how much are we talking? >> 3 to 6 inches. maybe as much as a half foot here around the northern sections of the ohio river valley, 1 to 3 including a wide swath into the northeast. that could cause some flash flooding. then we talk about the ice. this could go along with 3 to 6 inches of snowfall. kansas city impacted up toward milwaukee and chicago. the biggest ice storm may be across northern new england and new york. as we head into saturday night and sunday, this could be a devastating event, one we'll be watching very carefully but you may have to be prepared for big power outages. i'm eric fisher for the cbs news
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they affect americans whose health insurance policies were canceled because of obama carry. these policies come just before monday's deadline to sign up for the new law. tara mergener is in washington with the details. tara, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. this 11th hour change is an exception to the individual mandate in some cases right before that january 1 deadline. despite the administration's insistence there would be no delays. in a last-minute change to the affordable care acted, people whose current insurance plan was canceled may not face a penalty if they don't have coverage in the new year. in a letter to senate democrats, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius announced people struggling to find a replacement plan may be exempt from getting coverage. they can also buy an insurance plan called catastrophic coverage, a bare bones policy that would protect you if you're
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hospitalized or suffer a serious illness. sebelius wrote the premium for these plans which are other waiz available to those 30 years of age are about 20% lower than other policies in place. the group renting the insurance industry said in a statement this latest rule change could cause significant instability in the marketplace and lead to further disruption and confusion for consumers. about half a million people who have lost their insurance have not chosen new coverage. the change was suggested by a group of democratic senators, anne-marie, facing tough midterm elections. >> tara mergener in washington. thank you, tara. well, congress passed a bill that would address sexual seattles in the military. it was approved by the house last week. besides cracking down on sexual
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assault the bill provides for over $552 billion for the regular pentagon budget and over $80 billion for overseas operations including the war in afghanistan. backlash from the credit card security breach at target stores. some customers are worried about security issues and say they will no longer shop at target. target, the nation's second largest retailer, is advising its customers to carefully check their statements. chip reid has more. >> reporter: as customers poured into target stores to kick off the holiday season three weeks ago, there was no way to know millions of them were about to be scammed here's how investigators believe it worked. first a sophisticated hacker broke into target's computer system and gained access to the company's credit and debit card terminals. then when customers swiped their cards to make purchases they stole data of up to 40 million customers including names, card numbers, zpir dagss and security
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codes. shaun henry formerly led the division of fbi and now leads crowd strike. >> once they get that private data, they can try to sell credit card numbers for purchase for pennies on the dollar and those people down the line will try to use it through fraudulent purchases. >> reporter: in a letter to its customers it wrote if you shopped at target between november 22nd and december 13th, you should check your account for any unusual or suspicious activity. they said anybody who found anything unusual should contact their bank to make sure they're protected from loss. those who used a credit card were told to contact target but the facebook page was swamped with angry complaints from whers who couldn't get through by phone. this kind of scam could happen to almost any company as big as target. >> you've got networks that are so vast and so large that it's virtually impossible to protect them from every type of attack.
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>> reporter: at this point it appears that only people who shopped in actual target stores were victimized by this scam. people who shopped online were not affected. chip reid, cbs news, falls church, virginia. well, coming up on the "morning news," defending "duck dynasty. "supporters rally around a reality star after he was pulled from the hit show. and what happens when bill gates is your secret santa? we will show you the gift he gave ahead on the "cbs morning news." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs morning news" sponsored by international delight coffee creamer. delight in the season. variety of tastes and textures, only chex mix is a bag of interesting.
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arrested. it was a standoff with a man who had driven to the par lapment and had threatened to light flammable liquid in a car. after controversial anti-gay remarks by its patriarchs, supporters have been lining up behind phil robertson outraged that a & e has suspended him. now the family says they can't imagine doing the show without him. >> reporter: phil robertson is known to speak his mind on the a & e hit reality series "duck dynasty." but the network kicked him off the show indefinitely over comments he made in an interview in "gq" magazine. he was skaed what in your mind is sinful. >> he said session yult and behavior. the male prostitutes, the homosexuals, they woernlt inherent the kingdom of god. don't deceive yourself. it's not right.
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he also compared homosexuals to swindlers and terrorists. he quickly announced his hiatus. >> a & e said they were putting phil robertson a on an indefinite hiatus, taking him off "duck designty" because they found his comments outrages, offensive, and not keeping with the a & e brand. snoorl sarah palin tweeted and bobby jindal. >> it's thunderous to meafter all those antics miley cyrus is still on tv but phil is the one getting kicked off. to me that's a little backward. it's the number one unskrupted show on cable. but without robertson, ratings may take a hit. bigad shaban, cbs news, los angeles. on the "cbs moneywatch," the senate delays a confirmation vote for janet yellen for fed chair and bill gates goes undercover as secret santa. wendy gillette is at the new
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york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, wendy. >> good morning, anne-marie. asian markets were mixed ahead of the christmas break last week. tokyo's nikkei added a frangs. hong kong's hang seng added half a per cement. investors continued to digest the fed rule reserve's plan to wind down the bond buying program. the dow climb 11 points and the nasdaq was down 11. the senate vote on janet yellen as the next chair of the federal reserve is being tabled until next year. while a test vote for yelin's nomination is set for later today the former vote won't happen until january 6th. if confirmed, yellen would be the first to leave the central bank. her term ended january 31st. the city council has voted to ban a electronic cigarettes and indoor public venues. it's expected to take hold in a few months and comes 12 years after traditional smokers were
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forced outside to light up. the world's largest tv makers are putting a new twist on the big screen. they're adding curves. samsung and lg are prepared to introduce bigger screens next month which carry four times the sharp ps of traditional sets. no word on a price tag. and imagine finding out that your secret santa is one of the richest men in the world. one woman found she was paired with microsoft owner big gates. he offered up a stuffed cow and made a $500 donation for an animal-based philanthropic group in her name. that's a secret santa. >> he could have gotten her a surface 2, but -- >> stuffed cow. >> donation to charity, that's classy guy. >> that's a good one. >> wendy gillette at the new york stock exchange. thank you very much, wendy. straight ahead another set
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los angeles lakers will once again be without bryant's services. the star guard is expected to miss six weeks after fracturing his left knee. he missed his first 19 games of the season after tearing his achilles tendon last season. the lakers have struggled this year starting out 12 and 13. and never a break for an nba official. referee michael smith gets knocked to the floor when he collides with chicago's d.j. augustine and while on the ground he wrestles reggie jackson with a foul. they bead the bulls 107-95. and on the ice, the flyers rally from a 3-0 third period deficit to beat columbus. phillys' claude giroux gives his team the let on a second goal of the game, a no-looki spinning backhander as he falls to the
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., mostly sunny today. atlanta will be cloudy. st. louis and denver also cloudy. seattle, expect a mix of snow and rain, a high of 44. in britain, a newspaper is accused of snooping on prince williams' voice mail messages. it is the first time that the "news of the world" has been accused of targeting the royal family. alphonso van marsh reports from london. >> reporter: affection at voice mails from prince william to his then girlfriend kate middleton were hacked by a british newspaper. they were referred to in court. in one he referred to kate as
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babykins. another, all right, baby, lots of love, i'll speak to you later, bye-bye. employees of a now defunct tabloid face charges of wrongdoing. two have been convicted. it's been revealed the royals themselves were targeted too. some londoners say they're not surprised. >> people shouldn't have the right to listen in to people's phone calls 100%. >> i think it's a sad indictment on the media itself. >> reporter: prosecutors say prince harry's voice mail was also intercepted. in one message he calls his brother a big hairy fat ginger, a british nickname for redheads. an oklahoma man didn't let a brush with the law interrupt his plans to put a ring on it last week. justin harold was wanted on outstanding warrants. as a police officer in elk city tried to arrest him, harrell made an unusual request.
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. good morning of the welcome to wusa9. as the song goes, it's finally friday. i'm andrea roane. good morning. i'm mike hydeck. erica starts us off with the forecast. you can feel the warmth. temperatures in the 40s. most of us will climb into the 50s by the end of the rush hour so really, really feeling that difference. we're going to hit the 60s as we head into this weekend. possibly even today. by noon we'll be at 57 degrees. we'll reach a high of 61 i believe downtown in d.c. at around 2:00 p.m. dropping down to 59 by 4:00 and
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down to 54 by 8:00. and our average high is only in the mid-40s this time of year. so a big change from what we would expect for late december. it's 32 in frederick but it's definitely the colder spot on the map. it's 39 in manassas and 37 in leesburg. 46 in culpeper and 45 in gaithersburg. so frederick is definitely the cold spot and it tends to be colder in frederick during those overnight hours. on satellite and radar, you can see plenty of clouds continue to sweep on through and there is a frontal boundary well off to the west. you can see it moving into places like cleveland and columbus, ohio. it will take a while to get here. when does the rain from the frontal system arrive? i'll tell you coming up in the first alert seven-day photograph. right now it is time for -- seven-day forecast. right now it's time for timesaver traffic. here's your trip on 95 as you make your way around
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telegraph. be forewarned. south of there 95 north after the prince william parkway, the right lane taking away by road work after occoquan. switching over to 270, the trip southbound filtering down from germantown, the roadway pretty emptthere. no issues on the trip out of frederick moving through hyattstown and clarksburg. some construction on the beltway in the early going. we'll get to that on the next check. that is a look at your timesaver traffic. back to you and good morning. >> good morning, liz. and thank you. a man who went on a crime spree around the region has begun his 35-year sentence behind bars. >> 28-year-old byron govan was caught on video committing some of these crimes. >> reporter: gun in hand authorities say byron walked into businesses and robbed them. >> he's a one-man crime spree. >> reporter: armed robberies, armed carjackings, assaults. he stole credit cards and spent at grocery stars, bars,
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restaurants. mollie was carjacked at gunpoint by him. >> i went to the atm at wells fargo in congressional plaza at 10:00 p.m. which was a bad idea but i felt comfortable because it's a safe area. >> reporter: it was tela, dark thd noone was ouarnd, so she ought. shedpark leaving her yske and purse in the car. he>> tre was a mae chinin the erdriv's seat. he had locked the door. i said take the money and leave the car. he said he had a gun and drove off. >> reporter: sometimes criminals get emboldened


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