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♪ it's tuesday, january 24th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." a winter nor'easter pounds the northeast with wind and heavy rain moves in, flooding roads, knocking down trees and leaving thousands in the dark. >> i've got my family. >> search crews continue to look for the missing and homeowners salvage what they can after deadly tornadoes tear through the south. focusing on employment. today, president trump will meet with the executives of three detroit automakers in a push to
grow the nation's manufacturing grow the nation's manufacturing jobs. captioning funded by cbs good morning, from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. howling winds and heavy rain blasting states in the mid-atlantic through new england. millions of people in the northeast are waiting for the storm to ease today. forecasters say it's a classic nor'easter gusts are reaching 60 miles an hour. there's flooding and beach erosion along the new jersey coast. one fatality was reported in philadelphia. downed power lines, slowed trains and busy northeast corridor, utility crews are fixing outages on cape cod in massachusetts. up to six inches of snow is expected in northern new england and upstate new york. and the death toll is now 20 after a barrage of tornadoes and thunderstorms swept the southeast. georgia was hardest hit,
accounting for 15 of the victims. a twister touched down sunday in albany in the southwest pat of the state. forecasters say it packed winds of up to 130 miles an hour. it turned a mobile home park into rubble. >> it literally look like god took half mobile home park and threw it across the street into the woods. >> four deaths were reported in mississippi and one in florida. the national weather service said 39 possible tornadoes were reported through the weekend. president trump has pledged federal help for georgia, florida and alabama. and at least four people are dead and several are missing after a fierce storm hit california. three days of record-breaking rain washed out roads and churned up waves. all but eight of the state's 58 counties are under a state of emergency emergency. mireya villarreal has the story. >> reporter: dramatic rescues played out all over california as the west coast was pelted with days of relentless rain.
firefighters jumped in to save a family of four right before their truck was submerged by floodwaters. along san diego's coast, two women were swept away by a strong current. one was rescued by a witness. >> my daughter, my 2-year-old on my shoulder. >> reporter: violent waves pummeled california's shorelines flooding beach towns. the storm also tumbled trees and knocked out power. in the sierra mountains heavy snow. david ortiz tried to make the best of it. >> we hung out in the back and tried to stay warm. >> reporter: this is the worst storm to hit southern california in seven years, mireya villarreal, cbs news, los angeles. keeping manufacturing jobs in the u.s. will be on the agenda today when president trump meets with the heads of gm, ford and chrysler. and mr. trump said he had
american workers in mind when he killed the trade deal. craig boswell is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: anne-marie, good morning. president trump mixing breakfast meeting at the white house with the big three ceos. monday he promised to cut taxes but those promised cuts come with a caveat. with a stroke of apen, president trump pulled the u.s. out of the 12-nation transpacific partnership monday vowing to pursue bilateral trade talks instead. >> great thing for the american worker what we just did. >> while republican senator john mccain called the move a serious mistake independent senator bernie sanders claimed in part if president trump is serious about a new policy to help american workers then i would be delighted to work with him." the move came the same day president trump met with leaders at the white house pledging to slash taxes and legislation he
also warned of serious consequences for shipping jobs overseas. >> if that happens we're going to be imposing a very major border tax on the product when if comes in which i think is fair. >> reporter: hoping to tackle other items on the agenda, the president met with both parties. among the topics discussed stalling confirmation meetings for his cabinet nominees. late yesterday, the senate voted to confirm a third member of trump's administration. kansas representative mike pompeo who will now lead the cia, but not before hours of debate. >> it has been impossible to walk away with consistent answers on the congressman's beliefs on how he would lead the central intelligence agency. >> reporter: former exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson moved one step closer to being the next secretary of state. a senate panel voted along party lines to approve his nomination.
a senate panel has proposed the vote on ryan zenky for secretary. no date has been set just yet. >> craig boswell in washington. thank you so much, craig. ahead on "cbs this morning," we will talk with senator john mccain about why he thinks president trump made a mistake by killing the transpacific trade deal. >> the trump administration said phone calls before the new adviser and russia's ambassador were routine, even though they took place before mr. trump took office. as jeff pegues reports. >> reporter: when president trump left cia headquarters saturday a couple steps behind him was his security adviser retired general michael flynn. cbs news has learned investigators have been looking into at least one phone call in late december between flynn and russia's ambassador to the
united states. the call came just as dozens of russian diplomats handed out sanctioned in the wave of the cyber attack. sergey lavrov suggested on russian television that the kremlin would retaliate by expelling american diplomats. but shortly thereafter, russian president vladimir putin sending out a note saying he would not kick u.s. diplomats out of the country, instead talked about restoring russian-u.s. relations based on the policies. president-elect trump responded great move on delay by v. putin. i always knew he was very smart. so far, sources say they have found no evidence of wrongdoing. white house press secretary sean spicer said the call between
flynn and the russian ambassador covered four topics. >> one was the loss of life that occurred in the plane crash that took the military fire. two was christmas and holiday greetings. and three was to talk about a conference in syria and isis. and four was to set up -- to talk about, after the inauguration, setting up a call between president putin and president trump. >> spicer said the men talked again recently about arranging that calm between the two presidents but nothing has been scheduled yet. spicer also said that he had asked flynn if he had spoken to any other russian officials and flynn said no. jeff pegues, cbs news, washington. president trump's new press secretary also said the administration's intention is to never lie to reporters. michelle doesn't take about the debunked claim. >> i believe we have to be
honest with the american people. >> on saturday, spicer said the audience that witnessed president trump's inauguration was the largest ever, period. the photos prove that to be false. spicer said he was including tv and online viewers. minnesota, lawmakers were stunned when the governor collapsed last night during his state of the state speech. >> get him to the ground. get him to the ground, please. >> aides to 69-year-old mark dayton said he fainted. he quickly recovered and was not hospitalized. dayton has had a history of health problems. the governor says he'll be back at work tomorrow. well, coming up on the "morning news," anti-trump tweet. a staffer at "saturday night live" is suspended for mocking barron trump. we'll show you the puppies that survived a disaster in northern
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white house counselor kellyanne conway tweeted it won't be released until the audit is complete. there was backlash on sunday saying mr. trump would not release his tax returns because people didn't care. and a writer from "saturday night live" has been suspended after a post from her private account. katie rich mocked barron trump and has since apologized. former first daughter chelsey clinton defended barron trump. the agency gauge no explanation for the cancel las vegas which was first announced to participants on january 9th. the conference had been in the works for months. a speaker at the event called the cdc's decision a specific
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take longer and net neutrality may be short-lived. hena daniels is at the new york stock exchange and more. good morning, president trump's plans to pick up trade and tax regulation sent stocks slightly lower. the dow jones dropped 27 points, s&p 5006 points and the nasdaq dropped 2 points. president trump yesterday froze all federal hiring. he says it's the start of a plan to reduce the government workforce through attrition. a public workers' union said contractorses will have to be hired instead. security, public safety and the military are not affected. a critic of consumer friendly rule from the obama era as a new chairman of the federal trade communication. ajit pai was one of two republicans on the panel. he is expected to rule back net
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our top story this morning, high winds and heavy rain are battering the mid-atlantic through new england. the nor'easter is packing guns unto 60 miles an hour. sporadic coastal flooding is reported. up to six inches of snow is forecast for higher elevations in the region. iraqi forces gained control of eastern mosul yesterday. it's the largest city occupied by isis with more than 1 million residents. for days, isis supporting iraqi troops for the fight. charlie d'agata got a rare look inside the city. >> reporter: it's taken three long and bloody months to get this far.
an an eerie drive, the destruction got worse. donald trump has vowed to eradicate isis militants but it's an see norm muss challenge. for these iraqi special forces recapture of mosul university was a symbolic victory. thousands of iraqi soldiers are thought to have lost their lives in mosul. some in the battle to reclaim this sprawling complex. including a well stocked chemistry lab where militants invented new types of bombs. aside from the obvious trail of destruction left behind, there are still signs of the isis occupation. including these two isis flags still flying above the overpass. isis still holds western parts of the city. we spoke with lieutenant general abdulwahab al saadi who told us he's counting on more support from president donald trump. what do you need most?
>> translator: we need air strikes, the general said, we need more equipment, including drones. that might be a tough sale with the new president, given that the united states has launched countless air strikes in the assault on mosul and spent millions retraining and arming iraqi forces. but the general told us the iraqi army still needs more help. for those in mosul, exhausted by the fighting, that's the last answer they want to see here. as a sign of how difficult these battles are, we aren't allowed anywhere near the chemistry lab. we're told that isis left the building booby trapped. the specific isil facility that slows down iraqi forces while militants regroup elsewhere. charlie d'agata, cbs news, erbil, iraq. coming up, more on president