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for inneror more news, download the cbs news app onnure cell phone or connected tv. i'm elise preston, cbs news, new york. it's monday, january 17th, 2022. this is the wter storm. snow, rain, and ice move up the east coast. the miserable and dangerous conditions this morning. synagogue standoff fallout. the two new arrests in the aftermath of a tense hostage crisis in texas. job performance. almost one year after he took office, a new poll shows why americans are giving president biden low marks when it comes to his presidency and handling of covid. well, good morning, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. nearly 100 million people along
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the eastern u.s. are in the grips of a dangerous winter storm this morning. it made its way through the bringing high winds, sleet, snow, and ice that toppled trees, downed power lines, and made driving treacherous. winter storm warnings are in effect up and down the east coast with some areas bracing for nearly a foot of snow. roads are covered in snow and ice making driving difficult. thousands of flights were canceled. more than 100,000 people are without power. laura podesta is following all of there from new york for us. laura, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. here in new york city we're dealing with a whole lot of rain. but later today we're expecting temperatures to drop, that could create freezing conditions and treacherous roads. a major winter storm is taking aim at much of the eastern u.s. >> overnight's going to be very unpredictable, and with the darkness and ice on the roads and high winds, this could be a very dangerous situation. >> reporter: the national weather service posted alerts along a path that stretched from
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mississippi to maine. an estimated 80 million people live in areas expected to be affected by the storm. >> we should have stayed home. we needed some groceries. >> reporter: hundreds of crashes were reported as snow and freezing rain blanketed the southeast on sunday. >> we was out before the snow started, and we was hurrying trying to go home. like literally -- literally. >> reporter: a tractor-trailer slid off a bridge in north carolina leaving it dangling from the side of an overpass. the driver was hospitalized and is expected to survive. >> please don't take unnecessary chances with this dangerous winter storm. stay put, and stay safe. >> reporter: snow and ice aren' northeast. >> along the shore our major concern is with the wind which could bring down trees and power lines. >> reporter: officials from new jersey up to massachusetts expect wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour. as of midnight, more than
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160,000 homes and businesses in six states were without power, and anne-marie, as the day progresses, that number is expected to grow. >> wow. laura podesta in new york. thank you very much. there are new developments in the aftermath of that hostage standoff at a synagogue in texas. the four hostages are safe and police in england have arrested two teenagers as percent of the investigation. no word if they face any charges or how they are allegedly connected to it. omar villafranca has the latest. >> reporter: saturday morning worship at congregation beth israel was interrupted when a man started screaming in the sanctuary. the s
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afghanistan. she was suspected of having ties to al qaeda. one hostage was released a few hours later. the ten-hour standoff ended when the fbi's elite hostage rescue team breached the sanctuary along with local police. a loud bang, shots were heard. in the end the suspect was dead. the remaining hostages were safe. >> the fbi's hostage rescue team, i consider one of the crown jewels of our organization. their mission is to conduct deliberate hostage rescues when necessary. in this case, we had a necessity for that. >> reporter: formed in 1983, the fbi's hostage rescue team has responded to 850 high-risk situations around the world. on that live stream, akram was heard telling his mother that he planned to shoot at law enforcement when they came in
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and that he expected to be killed. omar villafranca, cbs news, colleyville, texas. ahead on "cbs mornings," we'll talk with rabbi charlie cytron-walker from congregation beth israel about surviving this weekend's hostage standoff. north korea fired two more suspected ballistic missiles into the sea overnight. that's according to south korea's military. this is north korea's fourths weapons launch so far this month. south korea says the missiles flew about 236 miles. north korea conducted a pair of reported hypersonic missile tests earlier this month. last week the biden administration imposed new sna sanctions on the north in respond to the launches. this week is one year since president biden took office. his handling of the pandemic is getting negative reviews. as of friday, it's an all-time
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high for the pandemic. in a cbs news/ugov poll, 49% of americans say president biden has done a good job handling the outbreak. almost a 20% drop from march, though. those who disapproved largely cited confusing messages and vaccine mandates. the same poll finds president biden's approval rating at 44%. it is the second lowest for a president after one year dating back to 1982. multiple attorneys touched down in southwest florida yesterday as severe storms passed through the area. the national weather service says one tornado packing 118 mile-per-hour winds was on the ground for almost two miles. at least 30 mobile homes were destroyed in the ft. myers area. dozens of more homes were badly damaged. one business owner captured what happened on video. >> there goes the tree -- holy cow! >> tree right over here just rips down, the flag pole, all this comes down. i said, we got to get in here.
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>> there's debris in the tree. broken branches from the debris. i'm thinking, man, if that hit you in the head, that could cut your head off. >> three minor injuries were reported. an international effort is under way to try and assess the damage on the pacific island of tonga after an underwater volcano erupted. satellite images from the massive eruption saturday that triggered a tsunami. australian authorities say initial reports suggest no mass casualties, but there are reports of significant damage. both australia and new zealand sent military surveillance flights. communications remain limited after internet and phone service on tonga were likely cut off by the eruption. two people drowned off a beach in peru as high waves from the tsunami caused flooding. tsunami warnings stretched across the pacific. and the australian open tennis tournament is under way without defending men's champ novak djokovic. he arrived at an airport in dubai overnight after he was
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deported from australia over its covid vaccination rules. he then boarded a plane for his home country, serbia. an australian court upheld the government's decision to cancel his visa. djokovic claimed that he should have been allowed to stay because he received a medical exemption from the tournament's vaccine rules. coming up, a final appraisal for the estate of singer prince years after his death. we'll tell you just how much the star was worth. and crediting a higher power. we'll hear from a pilot of that helicopter crash in pennsylvania. this is the "cbs morning news." my mental health was much better. my mind was in a good place. but my body was telling a different story. i felt all people saw were my uncontrolled movements. some mental health meds can cause tardive dyskinesia, or td, and it's unlikely to improve without treatment. ingrezza is a prescription medicine to treat adults with td movements in the face and body. it's the only treatment for td that's one pill, once-daily,
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one of the last surviving tuskegee airmen has died. retired brigadier general charles mcgee died yesterday at his home in maryland. the tuskegee airmen were first black aviators to fly combat airplanes in world war ii. mcgee flew more than 400 fighter combats missions including in the korean and vietnam wars. charles mcgee was 102 years old.
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and the pilot of a helicopter crash is speaking out, and we are learning the value of singer prince's estate. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." "the minneapolis star-tribune" reports after a nearly six-year legal battle, parties at prince's estate say that it's administratogreed price which prince's heirs have also accepted. prince died of a drug overdose in 2016. he did not have a will. the process of distributing the artist's wealth could begin next month. "the detroit news" says the university of michigan board of regents fired university president mark schlissel. the school says that he was fired effective immediately over the weekend due to an alleged inappropriate relationship with a university employee. board members said that they learned last month about the relationship from an anonymous complaint. officials say an investigation revealed that he used his university email account to
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communicate with a subordinate over a period of years. "the philadelphia enquirer" says the pilot of a helicopter that crashed outside a church last week was released from the hospital. he said god was his co-pilot. daniel moore was wheeled out of the hospital yesterday as medical staff, first responders, and police applauded. three other people were on the chopper including an infant girl. they were not hurt. moore says that he remembers little from what's been called a miracle landing. >> my flight medic, kevin, taking a 2-month-old baby, handing off to safety and grabbing the fire extinguisher and presutting the fire out and taking the baby on an ambulance to fish the mission and game him to the hospital which i thought was completely amazing. >> the cause of the crash is under investigation. up next, peter parker dethroned. "spider-man" falls after ruling the box office for one month. we'll tell you the new movie that's number one in america.
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here's wendy gillette. >> reporter: wall street is closed in observance of the dr. martin luther king jr. holiday. the longer weekend comes after investors digested a batch of economic data last week which showed a slowdown in consumer spending and rising inflation. millions of families are starting the week without a monthly deposit from the child tax credit program after it expired. a bill that includes a provision to extend the credit is stalled in the senate. the credit started as part of the biden administration's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. the cdc changed its covid guidance for cruise ships to voluntary over the weekend. the companies can now decide if they will participate. if they don't, they'll be designated as gray on the agency's cruise ship color status web page which means the cdc has not confirmed or reviewed their safety protocols. if cruise lines opt in, the cdc will work with ships to monitor their covid-19 preventive measures and track their on-board cases.
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here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ the first round of the nfl playoffs are under way with a super wild card weekend. there were two games on saturday and three more yesterday including this dramatic ending to the san francisco 49ers-dallas cowboys name. >> prescott takes off running the football. whoa, i don't think this is going to work out. >> it will -- it's down down.
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oh, my gosh -- s >> the niners held on for a 23-17 victory. the game was also broadcast on kid-friendly nickelodeon with a special slime-filled version featuring "cbs mornings" co-host nate burleson. >> he has some beast on the field with him. look at the slime monster -- oh. the abominable slime man. >> watch out, jimmy. >> ah! >> that was not the only slime during the game. there were also end zone slime touchdown celebrations, as well. in other playoff games yesterday, patrick mahomes threw five touchdown passes as the kansas city chiefs annihilated the pittsburgh steelers 42-21. this was most likely steelers quarterback ben roethlisberger's last game ahead of his anticipated retirement. and tom brady led the defending champion tampa bay buccaneers to
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a 31-15 win over the philadelphia eagles. the seven-time super bowl winner threw two touchdowns. there's one more wild card game, and that is tonight. and celebrations are under way for what would have been betty white's 100's birthday today. the star of "the golden girls" and "the mary tyler moore show" died on new year's eve, weeks before planned birthday events were to take place. saturday in white's hometown of oak park, illinois, they held a betty white centennial celebration. oak park has declared today betty white day with plans to make it an annual event. white was also an animal rights advocate, and people are donating to animal welfare charities and shelters today as part of what's being called the betty white challenge. coming up on "cbs mornings," actor daveed diggs stops by our studio with a preview of season three of the tv show "snow piercer." i'm anne-marie green.
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our top stories this morning -- nearly 100 million people along the eastern u.s. are in the grips of a dangerous winter storm. it made its way through the south bringing high winds, sleet, snow, and ice that toppled trees, downed power lines, and made driving treacherous. winter storm warnings stretched from north carolina to maine with some areas bracing for nearly a foot of snow. and police in england say they have arrested two teenagers as part of the investigation into an armed british citizen holding four people hostage saturday at a texas synagogue. there is no word if they face any charges or how they are allegedly connected.
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44-year-old malik faisal akram was killed as the fbi's elite hostage rescue team stormed the building. the hostages were unharmed. supply chain issues are leaving some grocery store shelves empty across the u.s., and now it's taking an ugly turn along railroad tracks in los angeles. lilia luciano reports. >> reporter: a sea of stolen packages littered train tracks near union station in los angeles. thieves adding to the supply chain snarls by breaking into union pacific containers, grabbing expensive goods, and taking the rest. >> everything ranging from washer and dryers, tires, perfume, cologne, tvs. >> reporter: about 90 containers a day are hit. while they work with law enforcement, they're considering diverting trains away from l.a. county. making matters worse for consumers already dealing with a 7% inflation rate, the traffic jams at the nation's busiest ports. keeping some store shelves empty.
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product shortages are up 15%. >> i was able to get aspirin, and there's only three bottles on the shelf. >> reporter: there as democrat for groceries -- this as demands february groceries set records in december. with omicron keeping americans at home with no relief in sight. >> the big variable is will consumer spending slow down which is, you know, like asking will the pandemic slow down. if people start spending more on entertainment and travel and less on goods. >> reporter: and the labor shortages are squeezing the supply chain. experts say it could take several weeks before stores are fully restocked. lilia luciano, cbs news, los angeles. coming up first on "cbs mornings," we'll speak with rabbi charlie cytron-walker on how he survived this weekend's hostage situation in texas and how his congregation is coping. plus, a special essay on the legacy of martin luther king jr.'s mother, alberta williams
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king, and how she influenced her son. and actor daveed diggs stops by our studio with a review of "snow piercer." that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪
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