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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 superstar george michael
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 with mound of snow.
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 eastward through the up of
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 my heart
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. his first album "faith" went on to sell more than 20 million copies. the song 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 openly gay, reacted by
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 promoting
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
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
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. the eight-part documentary
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 policies vary
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 amazon.com you have until january 31st the items purchased the last two months of 2016. no refunds on downloads. many happy returns. in new york, i'm jill
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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 kevin lynch's address to find his family's well-lit home in queens, new york. just follow the cars.
>> 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 a friendly competition that just
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 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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[heartbeat] students in santa clarita, california, have a new. ben tracy hat story. >> ready! set! go! >> reporter: samantha ford teaches physical education at several schools in santa clarita, california. earlier this month, she noticed some of her students were lacking something pretty basic. >> and i see kids running in, you know, little flimsy sandals or shoes with holes or kids that hot glue gunned the
day. >> the bill boy said these are the only shoes i have. the boots were ratty and old and worn out and it just hit me really hard. >> reporter: so she went home and posted about her conversation with the boy on her facebook page. within hours, one of her friends bought the boy new shoes and it didn't stop there. suddenly, she had hundreds of pairs of shoes lined up in her classroom, donated by friends, strangers. >> hi. >> oh, my gosh! how are you! >> and someone she hadn't seen in years. >> i couldn't believe you're standing here. it's crazy! >> reporter: ford's favorite teacher from her high school days dropped by to drop off some shoes. >> whenever i see a former student that is, you know, doing something that -- that's showing generosity and care for the community, it just makes my heart sing. >> oh! >> reporter: 7-year-old jesse valencia says he has always been a fast runner but with new
shoes, is there a new spring in his shoes. >> they make me run so fast more. >> reporter: and juliett is happy to be running with him in her new rainbow kiks. >> so comfortable and i like them. >> reporter: so far, more than 500 pairs of shoes have been donated, so much that each kid in shari ramsey's class got some too. >> for some of these kid, this is their first new pair of shoes in probably years. >> reporter: now along with those new shoes is a new sense of gratitude. >> dear miss ford. thanks for the shoes because at my home, my shoes are old and i need new shoes. this kid gave me one of the best hugs i've ever had from a kid like a real hug. i thought, wow, he knows how to hug. this is to exciting. >> reporter: ford says her goal is to provide sneakers for the kids in the school district. a gift she hopes will keep on
giving. ben tracy, cbs news, los ngeles. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more fallout from fake news. we will see how a fake news story started a twitter feud between israeli and pakistan. plus, we will meet a veteran who is relearning how to use his arms following a double arm transplant. that is the "cbs morning news" for this monday. i'm meg oliver. have a great day.
this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news" this morning. new this morning, nicetown street corner becomes a crime scene after gunfire sends a man to the hospital. find out what police say led to the shooting. >> ♪ >> he helped write the sound track of the big eight zero's there is morning, fans and entertain ertz alike remembering george michael. >> we're starting with the chilly morning, but wait until you hear how mild it will get today and tomorrow. >> today is monday, december 26, good morning, i'm rahel solomon. let's check your your day on weather and traffic with katie and pat. >> up early this morning, checking on the roadways, really, in the whole lot going