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. >> jeff: tonight a little bit of everything. snow, ice, thunder storms, even tornadoes. part of a storm system affecting nearly 100 million americans. anna werner reports. >> jpmorgan chase puts caps on debit cards following the massive breach at target. terrell brown explains. an american journalestist missing in syria for more than a year,ight h family speaks out. and margaret brennan on the cuban defecter who has become an american star. >> this is the "cbs evening news". >> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor with a western edition of the broadcast. it is the first full day of winter and weather across the country is all over the place. ice from michigan to new
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england lead to power outages and scenes like this. this was the snow on interstate 43 in port washington, wisconsin. here's a look at flooding in arkansas. and take a look at this volleyball tank top weather in new york city, a record day of warmth. the west coast is about the only place enjoying a typical day. we begin with anna werner in dallas. >> reporter: the storm system claimed lives in two states, in mississippi on saturday night, authorities found a man died after his mobile home overturned. another man was killed after his car hit a fallen tree. in kentucky four people died in flooding from heavy rains. rescuers pulled three from a car that went into a river. flooding also hit indiana and extended as far east as vermont. the complex winter storm brought snow to the northeast and midwest, and ice to oklahoma, in places like broken arrow where dan fry wondered whether a large
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tree could withstand the weight. >> you keep hearing it cracking and branches dropping over, you know, so you wonder, you know,s if it's going it to fall on the house or the car. >> reporter: the ice kept tulsa firefighters on the run responding to downed power lines and house fires. >> we just go from one house fire to the next, to the car wrecks. do what you can to protect yourself. >> reporter: some 300,000 people lost power. but out ahead of the storms east coast cities saw warm temperatures. shoppers in new york city wore shorts and central park enjoyed a record high for this december day, 71 degrees. forecasters expect the storm to begin winding down tonight. good news for travelers heading to their holiday destinations, and retailers hoping for that last minute shopping rush. anna werner, cbs news, dallas. >> tomorrow is the deadline to up for insurance under at
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fordable care act. jeff pegues joins us from washington. why is this such a big day? >> well, if you want your insurance coverage to start january 1st monday is the deadline to enroll and they will have toy pay their first month's premium by december 3 1st. but because the problems with the health care .gov web site some insurance company investigation tended that deadline to january 10th. >> jeff: jeff, will final day to enroll brought sen ats, 7 million people would have to be enrolled by then for the system to be on track. is the administration at this point on track? >> well, on friday the president announced that more than one million people ven rolled so far. but the administration still has an uphill climb to reach that 7 million number. and with 99 days left until the open enrollment closes in march, senior obama administration officials tell cbs news that there will be an all-out coordinated campaign to boost enrollment in january. >> jeff: jeff pegues in washington, thank you. friends and family are
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remembering clare davis, a colorado student shot a week ago friday by a classmate died yesterday. carter evans has more. >> reporter: as word spread that 17-year-old clare davis had died, defense-- the fence outside of arapahoe high school that was covered with messages of hope became a memorial. jamie gruber was a classmate. >> i want her to know that we love her and her family and are sending her up with love. >> reporter: clare had been in a coma 8 days, shot point-blank in her hallway, a random victim as karl pierson opened fire. students who fled were allowed back on campus to pick up their belongings. but the focus remained on clare and the hope that somehow she would pull through. on friday night hundreds attend a vigil. >> the best thing we can really do for her is to come together as a community and let her know that we are praying for her. >> reporter: she died hours later. last night clare's family issued a statement. although we have lost our
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precious daughter, we will always be grateful for the indelible journey she took us on, the grace, laughter and light she brought to this world will not be extinguished by her death. carter evans, cbs news, los angeles. >> jeff: president obama notified congress by letter today he sent 46 u.s. troops yesterday to evacuate americans from the town of boor in south sudan, it appears close to civil war. mr. obama told congress he may take further military action under the wars powers act to protect americans in south sudan. there was an incident in the airport in johannesburg south africa tonight, the wing of a boeing 747 clipped and badly damaged a building. here's what it looks like. at this hour no word of any injuries. >> with the winter olympics opening in russia in february president putin appears to have launched a bit of a charm offensive. as charlie d'agata explains tonight his most recent move involves amnesty for a long time rival.
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>> it was an emotional reunion, mikhail khodorkovsky waited ten years for, hugging his parents the moment he arrived in germany. the outspoken former oil tycoon was russia's richest man when he was thrown in jail for fraud and tax evasion. but supporters say the charges were trumped up by russian president vladimir putin because khodorkovsky was seen as a political threat. in his first press conference today he was more subdued. >> he said i'm not going to engage in any political activity. i'm going to engage in public work. the struggle for power is not for me now. he would still be in jail if not for putin's sudden about-face granting him freedom so he could see his sick mother. but many see the presidential pardon as the latest move in a pr offensive to boost his image ahead of the winter olympics if february. andrew weiss is a russian
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expert at the carnegie foundation and former aid nie the clinton white house. >> more bodily looking aled to the suchi games he is saying to the international community, you have got me pegged wrong. you thought i would never release this guy. i can do t i'm not worried. >> putin received backlash with his human rights like outlawing gay-- new amnesty measure kos see the release of two measures of the controversial musical act pussy riot in prison door two years and greenpeacers for boarding a russian tanker. that might help the pressures never mind the threat to an olympic boycott. but with several world leaders already taking a pass on attending the games putin's attempts to improve russia's tarnished image may not be enough. charlie dag ata, cbs news, london. >> couple years ago there was concern might never play again after a series of neck
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surgeries. but today at 37 peyton manage set the nfl single season record for touchdown passes. this passes with number 51 on the season for manning breaking tom brady's old record of 50 from 2007. >> later jpmorgan chase puts limits on some debit cards following that breach at target. the $3 billion lottery in spain, and the mystery of a young american who went missing in syria. those stories when the "cbs evening news" continues.
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>> tlo days target confirmed the hacking of payment information from as many 40 million customer credit and debit card accounts, the retail chain and at least one big bank are scrambling to limit the financial impact. here's terrell brown. >> target stores on saturday and sunday offered customers a 10% discount in order to
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tamper some of the backlash caused by the massive data breach. the discount attracted shoppers like allen park. but he wasn't convinced his credit card data was secure. >> actually used cash today specifically because i heard about this. so i didn't want to is aring using my card. >> target has tried to assure customers that payment data was compromised only between thanksgiving and mid-december. and that they're working with banks and law enforcement to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident. chase bank informed about 2 million affected customers that daily atm withdrawal was temporarily limited to $100. total purchases on their cards capped at $300 a day. the bank opened about a third of its branches sunday in order to assist debit card customers who may have been impacted. >> i'm frustrated right now. i can't continue my shopping and this is the last weekend. >> raquel tried to buy a christmas gift for mer mother but the card was declined. when she tried to take out cash she was rebuffed again. >> i was burning up.
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i was confused. >> reporter: after she left the store she received notification from her bank that her card was compromised. chase plans to issue new cards to customers whose accounts were affected. >> jason oxman runs the electronic transactions association, a credit card industry trade group. >> the challenge we face as highlighted by the target breach is that these cybersecurity criminals are getting more sophisticated. and it really does call for more sophisticated solutions to prevent breaches like this from happening in the future. >> both target and the credit card companies we reached today said that customers who had unauthorized debits on their account, jeff, would not be responsible for the fraudulent charges. >> terrell brown, thank you very much. >> up next, where is this young american journalist? he went missing in syria almost 500 days ago.
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>> jeff: 2013 has been another deadly year worldwide for journalist, 5 -- were killed and 211 impri sound. according to the committee to protect journalists, in syria alone at least 23 members of the press were killed and 30 are currently missing. that includes austin tice, who went missing 500 days ago this thursday. >> tice was a 31-year-old georgetown law school student when he traveled overseas to court conflict in syria. the native of houston, a former captain in the marine corps, tice was supposed to travel from the outskirts of damascus to beirut, lebanon, when he went missing on august 13th, 2012. 6 weeks later a video
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appeared on youtube purporting to show tice blindfolded and distressed. >> oh, jesus. >> in time u.s. officials suggested the video may have been staged. pointing to clothing that is native to afghanistan, not syria. the committee to protect journalists include tice on their imprisoned list but the family does not know who holds him and the assad regime has denied having him in rebel custody. we're joined by mark an deborah tice, austin's parents. thank you both some of for joining us. deb ra, as we enter this holiday week, do you think we're any closer to finding out what happened to austin? >> well, i think that it's less important to find out what happened then it is to locate him now. >> jeff: mark, what else do you think can be done. >> we are now and we have been for over a year now asking for help, for mercy,
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and for austin to come home. >> jeff: debbi to all those other families out there were son, daughter, a journalist who went missing or is currently impri sound, what is your message to them this holiday season? >> you know, one of the challenges that we face, in being parts of family and with other children, it's just trying to present for them while at the same time praying and working for our loved ones to come home. and so we do hold each other's hands pretty tight so that we can all stay strong together. >> jeff: when you think about austin around the holidays, what is it that you think of most and remember most? >> well, he's a big guy with a big personality. he adds a tremendous amount of life and excitement to any family gathering or any gathering of any kind, for that matter. so we miss that. i mean we miss that terribly. and not having that is not just the absence but it also puts a cloud, frankly, on
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other celebrations and makes it tough for everyone. >> jeff: debbi and mark tice, thank you both very much. >> thank you so much, jeff, thank you for having us. >> thank you. >> jeff: it was a day of celebration across spain. the winning numbers were chosen in the massive el gordo lottery. the whole bot was more than 2 billion euros that is more than $3 billion. there were many winners but the top ten tickets each collect half a million dollars. still ahead, the jet plane engic of the future-- engine of the future with parts from a printer.
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>> jeff: 3d printers can make everything from toys to artificial body parts to plastic guns. as long as it's not too big. until now, the 3d printing industry is thinking much bigger. here's don dahler. >> rising slowly from powdered metal this engine part is being created by a 3d printer. the laser melts the nickel alloy layer by layer, each one the thickness of a human hair. it's called additive manufacturing. as opposed to subtractive which is the old way of grinding down chunks of metal into usable shapes. >> very, very complex. >> very complex, it's actually an engineering marvel. >> tom pret se vice president of engineering for pratt & whitney. >> you are telling me this piece right here complete with holes here, the interior spaces, this was created as is in this machine. >> that is correct. >> reporter: ge, brat and-- pratt and whitny see great potential in 3d
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printing, they hope to be producing parts for engine by next year. >> essential zero waste because all the material goes into making the part. >> right now engineer tess pratt & whitney plant at east hartford, connecticut, are using them for research and development. in the past new design could take months to create and test. that's no longer the case. >> an they're downloading these models whose machines and within hours making the part it is truly enabling, truly revolutionary. >> the process isn't yet perfect. a study by mit found problems with consistency. the products weren't always exactly alike. 3d printing is in some cases 100 times slower than traditional manufacturing. and the materials can cost 50 to 100 times those used in conventional production. but that is expected to change as demand increases. the aviation industry must also convinced the faa and the flying public the parts made this way are safe. and convince suppliers to invest in these machines. >> while we're seeing great advantages of the technologies today, we know hat we
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haven't even seen yet so being able to continue to work on this is very exsigh is-- exciting things with as this type of manufacturing increase tom prede admits old style manufacturing jobs will be lost but say -- d printing is not only creating parts for airplanes but also high-tech job force the future. don dahler, cbs new, east hartford, connecticut. >> a giant in the business world has passed away, edgar bronfman senior took over his father's liquor business seagrams and made the company an entertainment powerhouse. bronfman was also the first president of the world jewish congress to visit the soviet union helping pave the way for jews to emigrate. edgar bronfman senior was 84 years ol. we also learned that the son of president dwight d eisenhower died. john eisenhower had an interesting career himself. he spent 35 years in the army, retiring as a brigadier-general. he was a historian, author and diplomat serving as ambassador to belgium. john eisenhower was 91 years old. >> coming up, a dancer born
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in cuba escaped to america, and became a star.
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>> jeff: if you haven't seen the nut cracker ballet you've heard of it it's hard to miss every holiday season. but this year is different and one performance in our nation's capitol, it features a dancer no one expected. a defect frere cuba now living in america, the last year of his life has been remarkable. here's margaret brennan. >> reporter: 21-year-old josue justiz has a unique talent for landing on his feet. after just 8 months in the u.s., the cuban defector is a rising tar in the washington ballet. >> my dream is dance. >> anywhere. >> yeah, if i'm dancing, i'm happy. >> leaving his family behind in cuba, especially his mother was difficult. she reluctantly gave him her
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blessing. >> i told my mom, she was okay. >> your mom is okay. >> yeah, she told me f this is for you, it is the best for me too. so do it. >> while on tour in cancun with cuba's national ballet justiz fled with just a few sets of clothes and $haddun-- $400 in cash. after a 1600 mile bus ride he walked across the border into texasment by law any cuban who enters the u.s. is allowed to stay. justiz said he feared for his life during the journey. >> i mean it was scary because you done know what is going to happen to you. >> a few months later he was discovered at a dance competition by a cuban american director of the washington ballet. >> your torque is continuing on. >> he said it's true that cuba has produced a number of top tier daernss phone for their strength and athleticism but there is a downside. dancers there are restricted to performing the classics and have only one major
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ballet company to join. >> yes, yeah, do that with the arms, so it is superdramatic. >> reporter: that is why justiz is one of many who have left. >> they're defecting because there is a demand for cuban dancers in the world. because they're just so darn good. they can jump higher, turn more, they have a style which is electric. >> the benefits in the u.s. are also financial. justiz can now help support his family. >> back in cuba my mom was helping me. >> your mom was helping to support you back in cuba. >> now i can help her. >> by next christmas justiz hopes that his family will join him in the u.s. the place that he now calls home. margaret brennan, cbs news, washington. >> jeff: that is the "cbs evening news" tonight. later on cbs, "60 minutes." i'm jeff glor, cbs news in new york. i'll see you again here to. good night.
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