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it's monday, january 23rd, 2017. this is the cbs morning news. severe weather slams the south. spawning several violent tornadoes. this morning, at least 19 people are dead, and teams are still searching for survivors. intense flooding drenches the california coast, leaving several drivers stranded in raging water. the incredible rescues caught on camera. >> these attempts to lessen the enthusiasm of the inauguration are shameful and wrong. >> you're saying it's a falsehood and they're giving sean spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts.
>> and after a rocky first weekend in the white house, president trump reaching out to lawmakers on both sides of the aisle today, looking to get his administration on track. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie greene. well, at least 19 people were killed by a string of weekend tornadoes that tore through the southeast. hardest hit was southern georgia. search and rescue crews worked through the night. at least 15 people were killed there yesterday. the large storm system triggered dozens of tornadoes from louisiana to south carolina. four people were killed in mississippi on saturday. but it was a mobile home park in south georgia where seven people died that's been hardest hit. this cell phone video shows the aftermath of a tornado that slammed adele, georgia, early sunday. the twister leveled a mobile home park, killing seven people,
and leaving behind a field of debris. >> we were laying in bed and it felt like i was in a blender. it went through about 3:30. >> reporter: the damage extended across seven counties in southern georgia. the intense storm ripped roofs off buildings and tore down trees. the cleanup is also substantial in the city of warner robbins in houston county, where aluminum siding and tree branches littered the ground. >> i didn't hear nothing, i just seen it all come off the house. and i never did hear a tornado siren. >> reporter: in washington county, the storm flipped mobile homes, trapping a woman inside. her neighbor came to her rescue. >> there's a reason she's still here, so i hope she figures out what it is, because she shouldn't be. >> reporter: president trump spoke by phone with georgia's governor about federal disaster assistance. >> tornadoes were vicious and powerful and strong, and they suffered greatly.
so we'll be helping out the state of georgia. >> reporter: a tornado also touched down in louisiana at south georgia motor sports park, sky boxes were torn apart. and in alabama, hail fell during a thunderstorm. >> and on the west coast, torrential rains caused widespread flooding, mudslides and forced evacuations. several weather related deaths are reported in california. the national weather service issued flash flood warnings for large parts of the state. in southern california, firefighters rescued a family trapped in a pickup by fast-moving water last night. and firefighters also used a ladder to rescue a father and son from a flooded truck. further north in seal beach lifeguards went door-to-door after a foot and a half of standing water inundated a mobile home community and in northern california mudslides and cascading water washed out roads. >> it looks like a river. i feel bad for the people that
live up the road, you know, for them to get out or not get out. >> meteorologists say this could be the worst storm to hit california in seven years. president donald trump is scheduled to hold his first official meeting with congressional leaders today. while mr. trump's press secretary sean spicer delivers r
mitch mcconnell says he's confident the entire cabinet will be confirmed. the senate is scheduled to vote on trump's choice for cia and secretary of state later today. the white house also says that mr. trump will meet with the british prime minister later this week. anne-marie, back to you. >> craig boswell in washington, thank you so much ahead on "cbs this morning" we'll talk with ari fleischer, press secretary to president george w. bush about mr. trump's attacks on the press and this weekend's performance of press secretary sean spicer. well, a second suspect has been arrested in the deadly holdup at a san antonio mall. he was taken into custody last night. on sunday afternoon two men robbed a jewelry store. a good samaritan who tried to
stop the suspects was shot and killed. one robber was shot and wounded by another bystander. three other bystanders were wounded. baseball is mourning one of its rising stars this morning. a kansas city royals pitcher yordano ventura was killed yesterday in a car crash in his native dominican republic. he was just 25 years old. in a statement, the royals said ventura was so young and so talented, full of youthful exuberance and always brought a smile to everyone he interacted with. also sunday, former major-leaguer andy marte died in a separate car accident in the dominican republic. a computer issue that grounded all domestic united airlines flights has been resolved. the united flights were grounded for more than two hours last night. united said the problem affected its ability to get information that allows flights to depart, like weight and balance information. more than 200 flights were affected. samsung electronics says batteries were the only problem
in its galaxy note 7 smartphones. samsung says batteries from two different manufacturers made the phones prone to catch fire. after testing more than 200,000 phones samsung concluded the batteries did not fit well and there was not enough insulation. the super bowl will match up a perennial contender against a team that has reached the nfl title game just once. the new england patriots will play in their ninth super bowl after routing visiting pittsburgh yesterday, 36-17. while in atlanta, the falcons scored a 44-21 win over green bay. the falcons lost in the 1999 super bowl but hope things will be a little different this time. >> this team that we've had this year has been the right mix. i mean we're a team that's gotten better as the year has gone on. offense, defense, special teams. and i feel like we're starting to play our best ball now. >> the final showdown will be february 5th in houston. coming up on the morning news, allegations of russian
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today, many of you are scared and marching in the streets. you are worried that your country is in the hands of this unpredictable man. but don't worry. it's not. today, many of you are scared and marching in the streets. you are worried that your country is in the hands of this unpredictable man. but don't worry. it's not. relax. i got this. putin is going to make everything okay. i promise that we will take care of america. it's the most expensive thing we've ever bought. >> "saturday night live" founds laughs in president trump's
rumored connections to russia. that's comedian seth bennett playing the shirt challenged vladimir putin. a trump adviser is accused of communicating with a russian official in a new lawsuit against the president. those are some of the headlines on the morning news stands. "the wall street journal" says president trump's national security adviser was investigated for alleged connections with russia. intelligence agents say michael flynn phoned russia's u.s. ambassador in late december. the calls happened on the day president trump sanctioned russia for cyber attacks on the u.s. a white house spokeswoman denies knowledge of the investigation. "the new york times" reports on a lawsuit that will accuse president trump of violating the constitution. the suit says mr. trump's hotels and other business operations should stop accepting money from foreign governments. a team of constitutional and ethics lawyers plan to file the suit today. the president's son eric says profits from foreign customers will be donated to the treasury. the independent of britain says white house officials are starting to discuss moving the u.s. embassy in israel from tel aviv to jerusalem.
palestinians have protested the plan, saying it would kill prospects for peace. president trump vowed while campaigning to move the embassy, despite warnings that it would violate international law. "the washington post" says democratic leaders hope to harness the enthusiasm from the women's marches. party officials were heartened by the massive crowds saturday in washington, and nationwide. they are looking at how to organize protesters to fight president trump and the republican-controlled congress. and the houston chronicle is updating the conditions of barbara and george h.w. bush. the former president is expected to be out of the icu in the next day or two. he's hospitalized for pneumonia. his wife is recovering from bronchitis in the same hospital. she had the option to leave yesterday. still to come, twitter transition trouble. hundreds of thousands of twitter users find themselves following the new president in a potus snafu.
didn't want to follow the new president. twitter says it's been fixed. on the cbs moneywatch now, president trump signs an executive order affecting millions of homeowners, and a beer recall. hena daniels is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. >> good morning. opec says it plans to cut oil production and raise prices is moving along faster than planned. russia and ten other non-opec countries agreed with opec in december to cut 1.8 million barrels a day from the global market. on wall street stocks look to rebound after a less than stellar week. the dow jones finished nearly 140 points lower. the s&p 500 lost five points for the week. but the nasdaq gained 34 points. one of president trump's first executive orders canceled a fee discount for a federal mortgage program that helps middle income home buyers. last week the fha announced it would cut its fees on mortgage insurance. if it had gone into effect, it would have saved someone
borrowing $200,000, about $500 a year in insurance. the s.e.c. is reportedly investigating two massive data breaches at yahoo! the focus of the investigation is whether yahoo! should have reported the hacks earlier. that's according to "the wall street journal." one data breach in 2013 affected up to a billion users, and wasn't reported until last year. another in 2014 affected half a billion users. also wasn't reported until 2016. sierra nevada brewing company is recalling select beers in 36 states. the recall applies to eight different types of craft beers including sierra nevada pale ale and torpedo extra ipa. a packaging clog caused a piece of glass to break off into the bottles. the the psychological thriller "split" was the big box office hit this weekend starring james mcavoy as a man with split personalities. split earned over $40 million in
ticket sales this inauguration weekend. the vin diesel action sequel triple x came in second and last week's top film hidden figures was third. anne-marie? >> hena daniels at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot. ahead on cbs this morning, tax filing season begins today. a look at the new changes that could affect your refund. but still ahead, the little piggies that were rescued. firefighters in russia saved dozens of piglets from a bit of a roast.
that toppled on multiple cars. the effort today to clean up the mess. plus, a teen from tracy is missing this morning... after her car plunged into a swollen creek. the search efforts that continue at this hour. and the eyes of the world are still on washington... as president donald trump begins his first full week in office. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30. good morning.
when flames engulfed a barn in siberia there was no way the little pigs could stay in their sties. most of the 200 trapped pigs were rescued friday. 200. and the firefighters are getting thumbs up on social media worldwide. well, an urgent call is out for people willing to give blood. the american red cross says it's facing a critical shortage. roxana saberi reports. >> reporter: laurie lawrence knows how critical it is to give blood. that's why she makes sure to donate every two months. >> one of my daughters had surgery, a number of surgical procedures when she was little, and she needed blood at that time. i know that it's just a necessary thing. >> reporter: the red cross is hoping more people get the message and give that life-saving gift right away. the nation is facing a severe blood shortage this winter. >> as you would expect, we have to cancel blood drives because of inclement weather. but this year we have canceled 300 blood drives since december
1st. >> reporter: donations have also taken a hit because people get busy over the holidays. the agency says centers are now struggling to keep up with demand. blood and platelets are being sent to hospitals faster than donations are coming in. the red cross is extending hours at many of its sites over the next few weeks to try to bring in more donors. >> we really would deeply, deeply appreciate a blood donation. we need every kind of blood type. >> reporter: 21-year-old jenna lindsay donates a few times a year but she heard about the emergency and came right in. >> there's no real reason not to come. it just takes an hour out of my day. there's no reason not to give. >> reporter: she said it just feels like the right thing to do and she's saving lives. roxana saberi for cbs news, new york. coming up after your local news on cbs this morning, the latest on the deadly storms in the south. i'm anne-marie greene, this is the cbs morning news.
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our top stories this morning. at least 19 people were killed after more than 30 tornadoes tore through the southeast this weekend. another 60 people were injured. the massive storm system continues to pose a threat to parts of northern florida, and the carolinas. at least 15 people were killed yesterday in southern georgia. seven of them died when a mobile home park was destroyed. four people were killed saturday in mississippi. and president donald trump is expected to hold his first formal meeting with congressional leaders from both parties this evening. on saturday, mr. trump's press secretary sean spicer slammed the press for so-called false reporting about the size of the inauguration crowd. he called the turnout the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration.
yesterday senior trump adviser kellyanne conway came to spicer's defense, calling what spicer said, alternative facts. there's no dispute over the huge crowd that turned out across the nation to protest mr. trump's agenda, a day after his inauguration. marches were also held in cities around the world. jonathan vigliotti reports from london. >> reporter: protesters in the tens of thousands snaked through the streets of london saturday in solidarity with the women's march in d.c. >> i'd like to say that we're with you in this, because i think there's a lot of people in the u.s. that also don't agree with the inauguration. >> reporter: the uk may be an ocean apart but protesters here took the u.s. election personally. crediting president trump's campaign rhetoric for fuelling europe's nationalist movement. which gained steam with last summer's brexit. moira is from london. >> i felt very strongly that we shouldn't brexit, and we have done.
we need to be -- we want to be a united world. >> reporter: around the world, more than 600 marches swept through major cities. from paris, to prague. rome, to berlin. even as far away as japan, and australia. they are vastly different worlds, united under one message. >> trump hasn't taken criticism very well in the past. do you think that he's going to hear or listen to any of this? >> most probably not. but one of the greatest things we've got is the freedom of speech, and the right to speak. >> reporter: jonathan vigliotti, cbs news, london. well coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on the women's marches and how organizers hope to capitalize on the momentum. plus melania trump's priorities in the white house as she takes on the role as first lady. and a look at the super bowl match-up between the falcons and the patriots. we'll talk with james brown, cbs
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