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taliban massacre. the search for gunmen who murdered ten aid workers, including six americans, in cold blood. manhunt. two men who escaped from an arizona prison may be hiding out in yellowstone national park. and twister terror. a tornado ransacks a minnesota farmhouse. >> oh, no, no, no, no, no. oh, no. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, august 9, 2010. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm emily smith in for betty nguyen. relatives and friends of those ten medical volunteers murdered in afghanistan say the group new the rules and wasn't trying to convert anyone. the medical workers, including
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six americans, were executed by the taliban after they completed a two-week mission in a remote area north of kabul. their bodies were returned to the capital sunday. tara mergener is in washington with more. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning. the victims were with the international assistance mission, a group that serves the most difficult and remote parts of the country. afghan police are on the hunt this morning for the killers of ten foreign aid workers. their bodies were flown back to kabul sunday, three days after police say they were lined up and executed one by one as they returned from a medical mission. >> four sundays ago tom little stood right here -- >> reporter: in upstate new york sunday, church remembers remember the team's leader, tom little, an eye doctor and father of three. little worked alongside his wife in afghanistan for more than 30 years, and that's where he'll be buried. >> it's a family decision. our girls all felt that should happen. he gave his life in afghanistan,
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and that's where we were called to as a family and that's where he will be buried. >> reporter: the bodies of the other victims will return home. among them, thomas grams, who quit his dental practice in colorado to work full time helping poor children. glenn lapp, a pennsylvania nurse who arrived in afghanistan in 2008 for a short-term assignment but decided to stay. and 32-year-old cheryl beckett, the daughter of a tennessee pastor who spent six years working in the country. u.s. officials quickly condemned the attack. taliban militants say they killed the aid workers because they were trying to convert afghans to christianity. karl eikenberry, the u.s. ambassador to afghanistan, rejected the claim sunday. >> the taliban has called this group of medical aid workers spies and prostheltizers. they were no such thing. >> reporter: at the time of the attack, the medical team was
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traveling without any security. choosing instead to spend their money on those they were trying to help. and there was one survivor, an afghan driver with the team. police say they don't know yet if he was a witness or an accomplice. emily, back to you. >> tara mergener in washington, thank you, tara. authorities now believe two men who escaped from an arizona prison may be hiding out in yellowstone national park. it's believed john mccluskey and tracy province are staying at campgrounds and truck stops as they try to move north toward canada. at least one of the inmates has been linked to the murder of a couple in eastern new mexico last week. as they escaped, they were apparently helped by mccluskey's mother, who was arrested on saturday. >> we definitely know she provided the financial assistance and clothing and aid. >> province, mccluskey and daniel renwick escaped from a arizona state prison on july 30th after mccluskey's fiancee allegedly threw wire cutters over the fence. renwick has been captured.
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authorities believe province has escaped from mccluskey and that mccluskey is traveling with his fiancee. bp is ready for bottom kill, the final stage in sealing its damaged gulf oil well. the cement bp pumped into the well has hardened. now a relief well can be completed, allowing more mud and cement to be pumped into the damaged well. the oil may have stopped flowing, but for the residence of the gulf coast, the problems persist. mark strassmann reports. >> reporter: so little oil now floats in the gulf, bp has had nothing to recover for more than a week. on the surface, this disaster seems over. >> clearly, we feel like it's moving to a new phase. >> reporter: a phase that to patrick shea sounds like a quick bp getaway. >> it's corporate greed. they want to get the hell out of here. >> reporter: but bp's operations have been a windfall for local charter captains and fishermen. at its peak, bp had 7,000 boats on its payroll. with the well now capped, bp is cutting its ties with most of them.
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problem is, says marina owner bill butler, most have grown spoiled by big bp paydays. >> i tell them to put their money in a cookie jar and put it in the ground and save it for a rainy day because you're going to need it. >> reporter: along the gulf, people want their coastline and their futures cleared up. >> and you feel that. that's horrible. it's terrible. that's why we've got to be here for the long term. >> don't tell me, show me. show me. trust has to be built and earned. and they haven't shown that in the least yet. >> reporter: the new high anxiety in the gulf, with the spill now over, will people here be forgotten? >> we have a commitment to be there. bp is responsible. we'll hold them accountable. >> reporter: bp has 100 feet down left to drill in the main relief well and could be ready to intercept the broken well for the so-called bottom kill by next weekend. mark strassmann, cbs news, grand isle, louisiana. two military tribunals begin at guantanamo bay. they are the first military trials there during the obama
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administration. one suspect, an aid to osama bin laden, will be sentenced after pleading guilty. the other is for a young canadian accused of throwing a grenade that killed an american soldier in afghanistan. he was 15 when he was captured and faces life in prison if convicted. his father is an alleged al qaeda financier. actress mia farrow took the stand this morning in the blood diamond trial of former liberian president charles taylor. she contradicted testimony of model naomi campbell, who testified last week she received a gift of stones after attending a dinner with taylor back in 1997. but campbell said she did not know where the diamonds came from. farrow testified catch bell told her she received a large diamond from taylor. prosecutors are trying to prove taylor was paid in diamonds for arms used in a bloody civil war. on the "cbs moneywatch," stocks in asia had a mixed morning. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning, ashley. >> good morning to you, emily.
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well, asian markets mostly edged didn't on news of the weak u.s. jobs report. japan's nikkei lost 0.75% while the hong sjeng was lower after a rally. today we get an assessment from the fed on the economy. most analysts expect a stimulus measure. last week, despite the disappointing jobs report on friday, the stocks made significant gains. for the week, the dow gained almost 2% while the nasdaq added 1.5%. the housing market still hurting a report out this morning says the average value of the home in the u.s. is $182,500, that is down 3.2% from last year. values have now dropped 14 consecutive quarters. one bright spot, though, the percentage of homeowners who owe more on their mortgage than their home is worth fell from 23.3% to 21.5%. a top lawmaker says it's
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time to start thinking about raising the retirement age to 70. minority leader john boehner said sunday it has to be an option as congress considers how to overhaul the social security program. more americans filed for social security last year than ever before, and the program is facing its first ever shortfall this year. and "the other guys" were the top draw at the movies. the buddy cop parody starring will ferrell and mark wahlberg took in more than $35 million to win the weekend box office. that pushed leonardo dicaprio's "inception" to second place. after three weeks on top. the dream thriller has racked up some $230 million in ticket sales so far. emily, i would like to see either one of those movies. however, all the movies i get to see lately are animated, g-rated, whatever my 5-year-old wants to see, but those are fun, too. >> i know. jack is so cute. all right, ashley morrison here in new york, thank you. just ahead on the morning
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the constitution. that could affect children of immigrants who are born in the u.s. and instantly become citizens. jan crawford reports. >> reporter: for most, the path to citizenship is long and hard. with years of waiting and work to say their country is america. but there is another route to citizenship for the next generation of immigrants. they can enter the country illegally, or fly in on a tourist visa, to have a baby. >> if someone is here illegally and they have a child, that child is automatically granted u.s. citizenship. >> reporter: senator lindsey graham and other republican leaders want to challenge that by changing the 14th amendment of the constitution so babies born to foreigners in the united states are not automatically granted citizenship. >> there are schemes along the border. pay $2,500 to $5,000, they will sneak you across the border, they will take you to an american hospital, deliver your baby and that child
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automatically becomes a citizen. >> reporter: as of 2008, 3.8 million illegal immigrants living in america have children who are u.s. citizens, an increase from five years earlier, when there were only 2.8 million. but civil rights groups say republicans are playing politics. >> it's being raised to pander to those in the country who have fears about changes in the demographic composition of america. >> reporter: senator graham says changing the 14th amendment is worth debates as part of overall immigration reform. it would not affect the children who are already here, but legal experts say the hurdles to changing the constitution are so high that it's not likely to happen. jan crawford, cbs news, washington. the first family is back home at the white house. first lady michelle obama and daughter sasha visited with the king and queen of spain sunday, ending their five-day vacation in spain. when they arrived back in washington, sasha got a big hug from the president. mr. obama got in fun time sunday, hanging out and playing
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basketball with nba stars. actress patricia neal has died. neal won an academy award for "hudd" in 1963. less than two years later she suffered a series of strokes but was able to return to the screen. early in her career she starred with gary cooper in "the fountain head." >> why don't you laugh at me. you won. i have no pride left to stop me. i love you without dignity, without regret. i came to tell you this. and to tell you that you'll never see me again. >> neal died after a battle with lung cancer at home on martha's vineyard. patricia neal was 84 years old. vineyard. patricia neal was 84 years old. servings of vegetables h every day if you don't always like the taste of them. good thing v8 v-fusion juice gives you a serving of vegetables hidden by a serving of fruit. [woof woof] v8. what's your number? ♪ [ female announcer ] you choose the cutest outfits.
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. new york, sunny and 90. miami, heavy rain, 89. chicago, partly cloudy, 88. denver, partly cloudy, 86. los angeles, sunny and 80. time now for a check of the national forecast. the latest satellite picture shows scattered clouds and storms moving through the southeast while the southwest is mostly clear. later today the northern plains could see severe thunderstorms scattered rain showers are going to be popping up over the southeast and the west coast is mostly sunny. in sports, almost another no-hitter with two outs in the ninth inning, toronto brandon morrow gave up a single to tampa
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bay's evan longoria off the second baseman's glove to break up the chance for the sixth no-hitter of the season. than morrow got his 17th strikeout and the blue jays beat the rays 1-0. the yankees' derek jeter singled against the red sox and passed babe ruth on the all-time career hits list and new york went on to beat boston 7-2. in the nfl, the preseason kicked off with the hall of fame game in canton, ohio. in the fourth quarter brandon sharp of dallas intercepted a cincinnati pass and ran it back for a touchdown. the cowboys beat the bengals 16-7. in golf, tiger woods has never looked worse. at the bridgestone invitational he hit the ball into the crowd on 15, and on 16 he put it in the water. woods finished in next to last place at 18 over par, his highest score as a professional. when we return, another look at this morning's top stories. and i dos on hold in california as the legal fight for same-sex marriage makes its way through the courts.
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died. good morning. i'm sydnie kohara. john kessler is off this week. the first shooting was near union square. three people were shot on mason street. it's still not clear if the people shot were the intended targets... or if they were just passing by. the search is on for the gunman. a second shooting outside a club on folsom street injured two women. a wildfire in southern california that threatened 50 homes... is under control. a 14 year old boy is in custody... accused of starting it. wait til you hear how he confessed to starting that fire. we'll remember academy award winning actress, patricia neal. she has died after a long battle with lung cancer. and the digging begins today on the fourth bore of the caldecott tunnel. join us for cbs 5 eyewitness news early edition ... beginning at five.
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on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. it will be hot and humid throughout the midwest and into the southeast. there's a potential for severe weather in the northern plains. and the northeast is going to be warm -- is going to warm up and become more humid. here's another look at this morning's top stories. authorities in afghanistan are looking for the gunman who executed ten volunteer aid workers. the taliban said it shot the medical workers, including six americans, because the group was trying to spread christianity. and law enforcement officials are looking for two men who escaped from an arizona prison last month and an accomplice in yellowstone national park. one of the men has been tied to a double murder in new mexico. california governor arnold schwarzenegger is calling for same-sex marriages to resume in his state immediately.
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last week a federal judge overturned proposition 8, a ban on same-sex marriage and called it unconstitutional. but gay and lesbian couples remain in a legal limbo. priya david clemens reports. >> reporter: jordan and hank have known each other for three years and in january the los angeles couple decided to commit for life. >> he had the ring and got down on one knee and, you know, had this great big speech. >> reporter: and you said yes? >> of course. definitely. >> reporter: since judge vaughn walker ruled the ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, hank and jordan hope to get their marriage license, but there's a catch. any new same-sex marriages have been put on hold while judge walker hears from both sides about letting them start up again. there's concern his decision may not be the last one. >> and if the ninth circuit or if the united states supreme court disagrees down the road, then once again marriage will be stopped. >> reporter: ron prentice, chairman of listens to angry voters every day who are frustrated that even
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though the ban on same-sex marriage was passed by 52%, it's now been reversed by what they call an activist judge. >> he said, moral values should have nothing to do with law. well, they always have. and they always will. >> reporter: currently, same-sex couples can legally marry only in these five states, and washington, d.c. but the ninth circuit court where the case will be heard next, will make it legal in many more states and pave a way for a decision in the u.s. supreme court, which will affect the entire nation. with four liberal justices and four conservatives on the supreme court, justice anthony kennedy's swing vote will be key. >> we really have very little way of predicting what justice anthony kennedy will do. >> reporter: but a supreme court decision could be years away. have you thought about going to other states to get married? >> no. california's our home. we want to do it here. >> reporter: and hank and jordan are hoping for a short engagement. priya david clemens, cbs news, los angeles.
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this morning on "the early show," must have back to school gadgets. i'm emily smith. and this is the "cbs morning news." k fast, go slow ♪ ♪ now i know ♪ freedom is all that i need [ female announcer ] ladies, raise your spoons. now there's nothing left standing between you and a satisfying breakfast. introducing special k low-fat granola. with 50% less fat than the leading granola and 5 grams of fiber per serving, it's a satisfying way to help you manage your weight. special k low-fat granola -- a taste of freedom. it's a satisfying way to help you manage your weight. i'm from the gulf coast. my family spends a lot of time here. i have a personal interest in ensuring that we get this job done right. i'm keith seilhan. i'm in charge of bp's cleanup on the gulf coast. bp has taken full responsibility for the cleanup and that includes keeping you informed. you may have heard that oil is no longer flowing into the gulf. there's less oil coming ashore every day, but we still have thousands of people
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here in new york, a new museum exhibition captures the explosive times of the civil rights era. anthony mason spoke with some photographers who risked their lives to record history. ♪ >> reporter: for 14 years, they marched and sat in, protesting a system of segregation. and through it all, bob adelman was there. >> i was deeply, deeply moved. and i remember tearing up reading about how the young people were involved. >> reporter: as a young photographer, adelman volunteered to take pictures for civil rights groups. he documented voter registration drives and freedom rides, often
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finding it difficult to be a passive observer. >> they were getting pushed around and beat up. and i jump in, try and help them. and i had to learn that that wasn't what i was supposed to do. >> reporter: it's a lesson he remembered may 4, 1963, in birmingham, alabama, producing what adelman considers his proudest picture. a huddled group of young protesters braving violent streams of water. >> they were intent on standing up. it was a great, great moment. >> reporter: he was soon joined by dozens of others, photo journalists like charles moore, james madison and jack franklin, most on special assignment for national magazines. but gene roberts, author of "the race beat" says it was the wire service cameramen who made the difference. >> day by day, movement of pictures on the front pages across america really had
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impact. >> reporter: robert says movement leaders knew the powerful images of injustice were vital and remembers a scolding martin luther king jr. gave a black photographer who tried to help young protesters. >> we don't need another civil rights worker. we need photographers. and because you forgot your real mission. >> reporter: but getting those pictures was not only challenging, it was often dangerous. >> toward the end i drove with a gun in my car. i mean, because it was -- i got pretty nervous and paranoid. >> reporter: adelman's work, along with 19 other notable civil rights photographers, is now part of a permanent exhibit called "road to freedom." only ten of the photographers are still alive. now 79, adelman says documenting those turbulent times gave his life purpose.
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>> these people were not being treated fairly, so the pictures had to tell that. i had one eye in the viewfinder and the other eye in history. >> reporter: the exhibition remains on view at new york's bronx museum until the 29th of this month. anthony mason, cbs news, new york. and that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thank you for being here with us. we hope you'll join us later for "the early show." i'm emily smith. "the early show." i'm emily smith. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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good morning everyone. monday morning it is the 9th after ought. i am sydnie kohara. john kesler is on vacation. tracy elizabeth is here


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