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>> reporter: they're a toothpaste company. this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor.
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bombing this month and a deadly vehicle attack on halloween, the n.y.p.d. is promising stepped up patrols, canine teams, and heavy weapons squads. the old barriers are back, too, along with sand trucks to guard against a vehicle attack. but the n.y.p.d. is putting a new focus on aerial security with spots, or buildings, and for the first time, officers in hotels up and down the avenue to react in the event of a sniper-style attack. three months after las vegas suffered the deadliest mass shooting in modern u.s. history, the city's new year's eve party has been designated a sear 1 security threat by the department of homeland security, a designation typically reserved for political conventions and the super bowl. law enforcement is taking no chances, adding snipers and twice as many armed rammed-response teams on top of 800 steel security pylons. clark county sheriff joe lombardo: >> i'm confident every available resource is being used to make sure this new year's eve will be
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>> reporter: other big cities are beefing up, too. chicago police say they are adding specialized teams with a focus on vehicle-style attacks. for the first time, miami will conduct random security checks at its outdoor events. in san francisco, days after spoiling an alleged plan to attack the city's popular tourist site pier 39, police are beefing up security along the famed embarcadero. law enforcement in los angeles and atlanta have also promised a more visible police presence, but while any mass gathering is a potential target, no city has revealed information about a specific, credible threat at this time. bianna. >> golodryga: law enforcement, as always oi had alert. tony, thank you. some places could see record cold for new year's. wind chill warnings are up in much of the northern part of the country. in chicago, at least one death is blamed on this week's blast arctic air. tears turned to icicles in minneapolis as temperatures hovered near zero this morning.
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transformed into a giant ice sculpture. erie, pennsylvania is digging out from 65 inches of snow. not even a husky could avoid being trapped in it. it was 34 below zero on mount washington in new hampshire. boiling water immediately turned to ice crystals that were swept way wae by hurricane-force winds. the cold weather is not going anywhere for a while, unfortunately. meteorologist danielle niles is with our cbs station in boston, wbz. good evening, danielle. >> it's just brutal. we're going to be talking about this cold for days if not weeks as another reinforcing shot of cold air straight out of arctic, a piece of polar vortex dives south here for a record-cold start to 2018, temperatures 20 to 40 degrees below normal, and that may be a little bit on the conservative side. ball-drop forecast-- midnight, wind chill values 15 to 30 below zero from boston back into northern new england, stretching west toward the midwest. three below the
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feel like as we head into new year's eve night. the first day of 2018, brutal. single dij expits teens in terms of actual temperatures. most nation, 70% of it, going to be below the freezing market with a lot of cold air in place. the next couple of days we're measuring the snow in feet in parts of the west coast with multiple disturbances coming in off of the pacific. the deep pinks you see here from northern portions of washington stretching back into montana, with elevation, we'll be measuring the snow in two to three feet in spots. bianna back to you. >> golodryga: as you said, a brutal forecast. danielle, thank you. democrat doug jones today was officially declared the winner of the special senate election in alabama. jones defeated republican roy moore by nearly 21,000 votes to capture the seat once held by attorney general jeff sessions. moore refuses to give up, calling the election "fraudulent." he filed a last-minute lawsuit to dlait certification, but a judge rejected his claim. well, it's the season for giving, but
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it donations next year. the new tax law signed by president trump last week changes the math for writing off charitable contributions. jan crawford explains. >> how you doing? >> reporter: in the nation's capital, this charity serves hundreds of meals daily to the needy, operating largely through charitable donations. but under the new tax reform law, nonprofits like "so others might eat" may soon be take a big hit. >> we are absolutely concerned that tax reform, and also just confusion about what the new laws are going too, will impact charitable giving. >> reporter: it's a concern shared by nonprofits across the country because the new tax law lowers incentives for people to donate. before, people could reduce their tax burden by writing off charitable donations and itemizing them on their tax returnses. under the new law, many middle-class taxpayers no longer will need to itemize and instead offers a bigger
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deduction, doubled to $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for couples. but here's the rub: if you don't itemize, you can't deduct your charitable donations. >> people will continue to give to charity. they just won't give as much. if you get $1,000 more in your paycheck and there's no financial incentive to give it to charity, you may still give to charity, but you're probably going to get washing machine. >> reporter: united way c.e.o. brian gallagher says his organization, which collects $3.5 billion a year, in donations and funds char itz like "so others might eat," expects to take in $300 million less. he estimates that overall charitable giving will go down $13 billion a year, which would mean up to 10 million people will lose needed services. what's the impact of that? >> the impact is-- is lives. it's-- it's human lives. >> reporter: now, financial advisers say if you're planning to stop itemizing, you sul
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your 2018 donations to charity in the next few days before the end of the year so you can deduct what you were planning to give to charity or your church on this year's tax returns. bianna. >> golodryga: some good advice. jan, our thanks to. president trump has a doctor's appointment on january 12. it's a checkup. the results of the physical exam will be made public by the white house physician at walter reed medical center. u.s. presidents have annual exams to so that they are fill fizically fit for duty. well, the weekend before his physical, mr. trump will be at camp david, meeting with republican congressional leaders to set their legislative agenda for the year. chip reid is traveling with the president in florida. >> infrastructure is by far the easiest. people want it. >> reporter: fixing the nation's deteriorating infrastructure appears to be at the top of the president's agenda for next year. >> republicans and democrats, we're going to have tremendous democrat support on infrastructure. >> reporter: in fact, it's not that simple. democrats want a
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trillion-dollar federal spending program, but many republicans want to spend only one-fifth of that, $200 billion, money that would be used to form public-private partnerships to generate the rest of the funding. democrats say it will never work. reaching a compromise in an election year when the two sides are that far apart will not be easy. >> yes, we can! >> reporter: also high on both parties' agendas, finding a way to allow nearly 800,000 so-called dreamez-- people who were brought to the u.s. as children-- to remain here permanently, a law that protect themselves from deportation expires in march. democrats say it's a moral imperative. >> they are americans in every single important way but one-- their paperwork. >> reporter: the president has made his personal feelings clear. >> i have a love for these people and, heapfully, now congress will be able to help them and do it properly. >> reporter: though he has tied his support to funding for a border balm another key issue-- funding the federal government. republicans an
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risk a partial government shutdown. and a long-festering another, obamacare. the tax bill the president signed last week ends the individual mandate. >> it ultimately leads to the end of obamacare. >> reporter: but that's far from clear dispp in a tweet this, we the president predicted that "democrats and republicans will eventually come together and develop a great new health care plan." the president and congress will have to move quickly if they really do hope to compromise on these issues because it won't be long before they move into full battle mode in preparation for the midterm elections. bianna. >> golodryga: chip reid. thank you. isis struck afghanistan's capital today. a suicide bomber from the sunni extremist group targeted a shiite cultural center. at least 41 people were killed. the attack underscores isis' growing power in afghanistan. joining us is now is micha
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the c.i.a., and cbs news senior national security contributor. mike, great to have you on with this evening. given today's attack, does isis in afghanistan pose a threat to the u.s. similar to that of isis in iraq and syria? >> bianna, afghanistan is one of the places where the isis cancer has spread. it's not yet a threat to the u.s. homeland, but if it is allowed to continue to grow in strength, if it is allowed to acquire a safe haven, it could very well become a threat to the u.s. homeland. >> golodryga: is the u.s. doing enough to prevent that from happening? >> so the military pressure on isis in afghanistan is significant. isis is one of the reasons why president trump decided to lead a u.s. troop presence there, and those operations against isis are intensive. >> golodryga: let me switch gears and ask you about secretary rex tillerson, who has written an op-ed, really promoting u.s. foreign policy. he took a rather tough stand regarding russia.
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peacefupeaceful resolution of te ukraine situation, there cannot be business as usual with russia." mike, those are strong words, but does this carry any weight with vladimir putin? >> so they are tough words, but from putin's perspective, he really only listens to the president. he mirror images, and in his system, he is the only person that matters. so when he looks at us, he thinks the president is the only person that matters. the most important thing to pint are u.s. actions, and we have not taken tough action with regard to the meddling in the election. but just last week, we took very tough action by allowing the ukrainians to acquire from the united states antitank weapons. that is a very tough step regard to russia, and putin will see that. >> golodryga: michael morell, our thanks to you, and happy new year. >> thanks to you, bianna. >> golodryga: 128 law enforcement officers have died this year in the line ofty
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year, according to the national law enforcement officers' memorial fund, which says possible reasons include better safety gear and training. apple apologized today for slowing down older iphones. the company said it was done to preserve battery life and prevent shutdowns. but in multiple lawsuits, customers argue it was a scheme to get them to buy new phones. apsell now offering those with an iphone 6 or newer a $29 replacement battery. and public filings show apple's c.e.o. tim cook got a 47% raise this year to $12.8 million. that's on top of the stock he owns, worth hundreds of millions of dollars. a.m.'s board has also told cook to use only private planes for security and efficiency. and there is much more ahead on tonight's cbs evening news. >> you can board without presenting your boarding pass. >> reporter: biometrics are being us
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airlines, but there are questions about privacy. >> they're just going to walk up and take a picture and that's it? wow. >> golodryga: these folks won the lottery, or did they? >> i felt like i spent my real money to win monopoly money. >> reporter: someone thought each of these business ventures would be a success. they weren't. we'll take you inside the museum of failure in los angeles. ( laughter ) and tools healthcare has te to help guide you through the confusion. well that wasn't so bad at all. that's how we like it. unitedhealthcare. you or joints. something for your heart... but do you take something for your brain. with an ingredient originally found in jellyfish, prevagen is the number one selling brain-health supplement in drug stores nationwide. prevagen. the name to remember. do i use that'sthat wgood for my teeth? .. now i don't have to choose! from crest 3d white comes new whitening therapy.
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kidney injuries, and capillary leak syndrome have occurred. report abdominal or shoulder tip pain, trouble breathing or allergic reactions to your doctor right away. in patients with sickle cell disorders, serious, sometimes fatal crises can occur. the most common side effect is bone and muscle ache. so why go back there? if you'd rather be home, ask your doctor about neulasta onpro. >> golodryga: at the height of this busy travel season, the t.s.a. posted photos today of the arsenal of prohibited items people have tried to carry on to planes. all were confiscated, including 129 bullets discovered this week in baltimore-washington international. a record 25 guns were confiscated at b.w.i. this year. knives and blades are among the most common banned items. occasionally meat cleavers and machetes turn up as well, even brass knuckles and knives that fold int
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the t.s.a. says confiscated items are turned over to the states and sold. well, airlines are testing new technology to improve security and speed up the boarding process. soon, you may have to show only your face to board a plane. here's trorgd correspondent kris van cleave. >> you can board without presenting your passport or other travel documents. >> reporter: this jetblue flight from boston to aruba has people boarding without a boarding pass. >> you're just going to walk up and they take a picture and that's it? wow. it amazes me. every year things change. it just amazes me, the technology. >> reporter: in seconds, facial recognition technology can compare a picture taken at the gate against a flier's passport picture stored in a government database. francis sadowski is sold. >> couldn't be faster. pretty fast. >> reporter: delta is testing the technology in new york and atlanta and trying out a facial recognition bag drop in
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or fingerprint as the only thing you'll need to navigate an airport. >> marrying all of the technologies at east of other, is a game changer for the experience. you can literally go from your curb to plane without having to interact with a human being, if you so desire. >> reporter: there's also clear, a private company that for a fee will store and verify a flier's biometrics, allowing people to go to the front of the security line at 24 airports nationwide. but a new report questions if it's legal for the government to use facial recognition on american citizens and two senators are asking customs and border protection to halt the testing amid security concerns. >> as we consolidate biometric data into big databases and we tiewz more and more, those databases will become targets, and the risk of data breach increases greatly. >> reporter: the t.s.a. is testing fingerprint verification at, at least two airports in the u.s. and here
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certain delta customers can use their fingerprint as their boarding pass. kris van cleave, cbs news, arlington, virginia. >> golodryga: technology hopefully making travel a little less painful. and when we come back, a report of asbestos in girls' makeup. a. advil liqui-gels and advil liqui-gels minis. what pain? advil liqui-gels and advil liqui-gels minis.
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brought the failure museum to los angeles. >> when you see the commercial, you get all these smiling people and going like this. ♪ if you can sit you can get fit ♪ the hawaii chair >> well, that didn't help, either. the product tanked. >> reporter: the museum showcases major flops by big-name brands, like olestra-laced pringles. >> make sure you had an imodium with you when you were consuming that. >> reporter: or ford's revolutionary edsel. >> the steering wheel where they tried to center all the pieces, all the controls, into the steering wheel, and people just got confused. >> 80%, 90% of all innovation projects, they fail. >> reporter: psychologist and innovation researcher samuel west curated the museum. we tracked him down on vacation. >> there's this saying that failure say better teacher than success. and i truly believe that. we have so much more to learn from
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>> reporter: colgate learned that its lasagna wasn't nearly as fresh an idea as its toothpaste. bic bombed with its "her" line, but sticking to the basics, sells more than 30 million products a day. what do you hope is the biggest takeaway for the people who visit the museum? >> i hope people leave the museum with a re-evaluation of what failure means to progress. >> reporter: it's a message that visitors hear loud and clear. >> as a parent, i want to teach my kids that it's okay to fail. >> reporter: when brings up the biggest irony: the museum dedicated to failure appears to be a huge success. jamie yuccas, cbs news, los angeles. >> golodryga: i don't know, colgate lasagna just doesn't sound appetizing. but we all learn from our mistakes. that's the cbs evening news. for jeff glor, i'm bianna golodryga. thanks for watching. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by
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