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captioning funded by cbs it's monday, december 26th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." a winter wonder land is an icy slippery miss. snow in the plains and upper midwest making holiday travel difficult and dangerous. national day of mourning. a russian military plane crashes minutes after takeoff, killing dozens of people, including singers of a world famous choir. ♪ because i got to have faith i got to have faith ♪ >> and su
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dies at age 53. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters in new york. good to be with you. i'm meg oliver in for anne-marie green. this morning travel is a mess across the northern plains where folks will be digging out following a powerful christmas storm. a blizzard warning remains in effect for much of north dakota, western south dakota, and parts of montana. the howling winds, heavy snow, and ice forced officials to shut hundreds of miles of roadways. roxana saberi is here in new york. >> reporter: good morning. the national weather service is expecting parts of the dakotas and montana to get up to 15 inches of snow today. a winter weather is expected to continue east. the unrelenting holiday storm spilled into the overnight hours covering animals and roadways wi m
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while the system brought a white christmas yesterday. >> it's so beautiful. >> reporter: it made driving throughout the northern plains and the southwest. this was the scene in arizona at interstate 40 was brought to a standstill by snow. in minnesota the semitruck carrying 40 pounds of chocolate flipped onto its side as freezing rain and sleet covers roadways. >> at that moment, when the temperature dropped, the d.o.t. has not been out. you have to watch many of the exits. >> reporter: in utah. >> this is my ninth call. it's crazy. today is nuts. a lot of slideoffs, accidents. >> reporter: others brought out their sleds to make the most of nature on the holiday. >> it's the most snow i've ever seen in my life. it's awesome! it feels so nice! >> reporter: the storm is forecast to reach the east coast later today and bringing messy conditions along with it. >> the condition will progress
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michigan and great lakes and freezing rain eventually as we get into upstate going into pennsylvania, massachusetts, and parts of vermont toot. >> reporter: national weather service is warning people who plan to hit the road today to take extra precautions. the national weather service is also advising drivers in the winter storm areas to keep their gas tanks full and their car batteries, they should check their car batteries and install good winter tires. the agency suggests packing good first aid splices and food and water. >> rbs oxana saberi in new york thank you. george michael's manager says the singer died from heart failure. michael died on christmas. he was 53 years old. the entertainment industry is remembering michael who used his music for social and personal commentary. chris martinez provides on a career with chart topping hits and controversy. ♪ last christmas i gave you
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the very next day you give it away ♪ >> reporter: george michael soared to stardom in the british band wham! he formed in 1982 with friend andrew ridgeley. he was known for his twist on pop dance pop. his first solo single "careless whisper" debuted in 1983 shortly before wham split up. hirss fit album "faith" went on to sell more than 20 million copies. stheong writer released several hit singles including the launchy "i want your sex" with the provocative video playing on mtv as the aids crisis worsened. he was arrested in 1998 for lewd conduct in a public restroom by an undercover police officer. ♪ let's go outside >> reporter: michael, who was not ope
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releasing the single and video outside, making light of the charges and police and opening up about his sexual orientation. he was arrested again in north london in 2008 for drug use. the state revoked his driver's license in 2010 for five years, after he drove his landlandrove into the side of a building. he was san antonio for using sedatives and prescription medicines. he had pneumonia in 2011 and "white light" he performed at the olympic games in london on. he was in production for a documentary about his life, set to be released next year. chris martinez, cbs news, los angeles. actress carrie fisher is in stable condition in the intensive care unit of a los angeles hospital. she went into cardiac arrest from london to l.a. she was on a book tour
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her latest book "princess diary." russian jet crashed into the black sea minutes after takeoff from sochi en route to syria. a memorial was held for the victims. all 92 people on board were killed, including members of russia's world famous military choir. barry petersen reports. >> reporter: helicopters, boats, and divers searched for 92 victims from the crash two minutes after takeoff. it left from sochi, site of the 2014 winter olympics. the plane was a 1960s design. this one made in 1983. on board, a well-known russian humanitarian taking medical supplies to syria. ♪ >> reporter: and more than 60 members of the ensemble famous across russia on the way to perform at a russian air base in
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syria. russian president vladimir putin promised a thorough investigation. the deaths stunned russia. a world famous choir formed almost a hundred years ago was gone in seconds . >> reporter: as a measure of russia's sadness, monday has been declared a national day of mourning. barry petersen, cbs news, london. president-elect donald trump says he is shutting down his nonprofit foundation. but the new york state attorney general says not so fast. mr. trump says he is dissolving the foundation to avoid even the appearance of any conflict of interest. the foundation has been a source of controversy during the campaign and is under investigation by the new york state attorney general. the attorney general's office says the foundation can't be dissolved until the investigation is over. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says the
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obama administration initiated and coordinated a u.n. resolution opposing jewish settlements in the israeli occupied territories. the resolution passed in the security council on friday when the u.s. changed a longstanding policy it did not veto the measure. the 14 other councilmembers voted in favor of it. at least four people were killed by a powerful typhoon that hit the philippines. it hit yesterday. it's weakened this morning as it moves to a heavily populated area near the capital manila. the storm destroyed homes and knocked out power in five provinces and delaying thousands of travelers. . coming up on the "morning news." an early christmas present. a state trooper makes a special delivery in connecticut. and a renegade seal shakes up a neighborhood in australia. this is the "cbs morning news."
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troopers, but this christmas package wouldn't wait. an officer delivered a baby saturday in an suv when the mother went into labor on the way to a hartford hospital. little ebenezer and his mom are fine and adorable. a second sinkhole strikes a family in michigan. and deadly violence in chicago. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the "chicago tribune" reports the fatal shootings of five people across the city on christmas. police say the killings appeared to be unrelated. there are 27 shootings during the holiday weekend in chicago. seven of them fatal. "time" is publishing a christmas call for peace from hope francis. about 40,000 people crowded st. peters square yesterday to hear the pope's traditional message. "the washington post" reports the abrupt cancellation of a tv series about the ku klux klan. th
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series was scheduled to air starting next month on a&e. a&e says the network probing a policy by getting the members for interviews. a family was force from their home on christmas eve when a sinkhole opened underneath it. officials think a sewer line is to blame. the couple says the same thing happened to them 12 years ago. the australian tells what happened when a first seal visited a suburb in tasmania. the 440-pound animal came to rest on a parked car more than 30 miles from the ocean. biologists think it reached the town from a nearby river. it got a tranquilized trip back to sea. still ahead, thinking out of the box. a new way for you to reuse your empty amazon boxes and benefit charity. details ahead. what's the best way to get two servings of veggies? v8 or a powdered drink? ready, go.
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♪ the "star wars" spin-off "rogue one" remained the force at the box office this holiday weekend. it's the second week in a row it has been number one. it's estimated to bring in $105 million during the four-day weekend. the animated tale of a koala was second and followed by "passengers." the time of giving and receiving is now the time for returning. we have all gonts those gifts tha -- gotten those gifts that, for whatever reason, are not the right gift. >> reporter: it's no wonder that two-thirds of people returning at least one holiday gift. before you head out to the store or post office to make those exchanges, you should know that return
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dramatically. the best ones offer generous return windows of 90 days, except returns without receipts, and provide satisfaction guarantees. the top three? nordstrom, costco, and bed, bath and beyond. many of these retailers had return policies. kohl's has a deadline of january 31st for premium electronics. toys "r" us 30-day return for computer hardware. now toys "r" us has two to four weeks for drones. for you have until january 31st the items purchased the last two months of 2016. no refunds on downloads. inny happy returns.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪
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the warriors and cavs quickly rekindled the dramatic of last spring's nba finals. cleveland scored a one-point victory yesterday over visiting golden state. kyrie irving decide the defendant with a short jumper in the final seconds. it was their first meeting since cleveland upset the warriors to win the title. the baltimore's ravens were at home yesterday for a crucial game against pittsburgh. but the steel curtain fell on them any way. pittsburgh came back from ten points back in the fourth quarter and won the afc north with a 31-27 victory. that keeps baltimore out of the nfl playoffs. every year, the christmas spirit moves some folks to throw caution and their electric bills to the wind. tony dokoupil meets a team whose decorations draws visitors from miles around. >> reporter: you don't need n mily's well-lit home in queens, new york.
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>> if you google our house at certain times on the weekend, you're going to get a red light of traffic. >> reporter: 350 plastic figurines and 100 animated dolls and about 250,000 christmas lights make this place impossible to miss. >> they are going to see it from the shuttle. look down and say, yes. eighth wonder of the world, we are passing over the lynch's residen resident. >> reporter: you are truly clark griswold? absolutely i am. >> reporter: the lynch's family christmas lights are now a new york tradition, going back 22 years. >> ts an amazing house. >> i like seeing all of the lights. >> the most beautifully decorated christmas house that i've ever seen. >> reporter: but lynch admits all of this holiday spirit wasn't inspired by the christmas spirit, so much as the spirit of competition. >> neighbor had some lights up. i put a few. next year, he put more up. i put more up. so the third year i went crazy and put a ton of lights up and
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grew and it kept growing. >> reporter: you blew him out of the water? >> oh, big time. >> reporter: still, every year, the lynch's decorations get bigger and brighter. this retired new york city firefighter says one of his most memorable displays followed the attacks of spleveeptember 11th. >> i made it a big event. >> reporter: and now it tracts people from around the world and almost near. tunisia has been coming here since she was a kid and now she is here with her son. >> i want to keep that tradition. >> reporter: lynch says it take two months to put everything. >> a lot of express oo. >> reporter: and a couple of huge electricity bills to keep it running. >> whatever it costs, it costs. >> reporter: but he figures it's a small price to be the christmas lights king of queens. tony dokoupil, cbs news, new york. >> pretty amazing. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning,"
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legend. british singer george michael dead at age 53 as fans and celebrities reflect on the man that inspired a generation of songs. plus two boys were stab bid their own father. making sure they had a great christmas. we'll have the touching story later on in the show. but first, a look at your monday weather. here's melissa nord. a cloudy day. >> it will be a cloudy day and for those heading home after the holiday weekend, we are looking at patchy fog and drizzle toll start your monday on this december 26. right now we have a cloudy sky in town, 40 degrees is the current temperature. thanks to the clouds, temperatures across the region for this time of year running on the mild side, about 32 in frederick, 39 leesburg, 40 fredericksburg and 38 in andrews. there is a freeing rain advisory just to our north in pennsylvania, but our temperatures are warming up to
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little light drizzle and fog. culpeper's visibility has dropped to 2.5 miles. so we are looking at a cloudy day today but there are more rain shower in our future tonight and tomorrow. we'll talk about the timing of those and check out your full seven day forecast in just a bit. ♪ >> thanks so much. the time 4:27. a man armed with a knife was shot killed by police yesterday in d.c. after officers were called to the area for domestic-related disturbance. they said 29-year-old jared tall wouldn't drop his weapon. at least one officer fired at the man, hitting him. he was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, where he later died. police said the officer has been placed on administrative leave. a heavy cold kept queen elizabeth from attending church services near her estate
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skipped the holiday service in nearly 30 years. the buckingham palace said the 90-year-old queen and prince philip are suffering from cold. she is expected to recover soon. 60-year-old carrie fisher is said to be in stable condition after suffering a cardiac episode over the holiday week. that's according to her mom, debbie reynolds. she tweeted, thanking everyone for wishes. the "star wars" actress was in intensive care after she was rushed to the hospital friday. she fell ill on her 11-hour flight to los angeles. she's get an outpouring of support and sympathy on social media this morning. >> that's a quick look at what the is going on >> the news at 4:30 starts right now. >> announcer: this is "wake up, washington," on wusa 9. >> we want to wish you a merry christmas and happy holidays. christmas celebrat
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place around the world, even in space. this was posted yesterday. how exciting that? >> what a great photo. >> good morning, everybody. thank you for joining us. i'm larry miller. >> good morning if everyone. i'm in for jan jeffcoat. we hope you had a great christmas. happy holidays. going to be a nice day with temperatures rising to the 60s by the end of the week. here's melissa with the forecast >> the 60s are on the way for tomorrow. it will get colder just in time to ring in the new year but starting your work week, lot of people traveling back home. we're starting with cloudy sky and patchy drizzle and fog to start off this monday. 40 degrees right now in town with a light wind out of the northeast around 5 miles per hour. temperature-wise, we're sitting at or above the freezing mark. there will be patchy drizzle in north and
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fed rick, westminster, watch for slick spots possible with temperature flirting with freezing. patchy fog, dense in spots. culpeper's visibility down to 2.5 miles. valley location will be most prevalent to see dense fog. temperature-wise, we're stuck in the 40s for most of the day, some spots make it barely into the low 50s. a lot warmer tomorrow. we'll talk about the forecast in just a bit. olga? well, good morning, everyone. we're starting with a few problems this morning and the pace of light so we're still in holiday mode with most places closed. however, we're starting to see a little -- i want to show you this incident on the map -- working basically at the prince william parkway near i-95 so we have two lanes blocked there. we're also seeing some pretty light flow of traffic overall around the beltway region, no incidents on 270 or route 50, looking good on 66 as well and traffic camera view will show the beltway


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