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investigators piece together clues on the boston marathon bombing suspects. the emerging picture appears to show the two brothers were influenced by an al qaeda website. hack, a phoney report of an attack on the white house triggers a self-off on wall street. and the cleanup is under way in dozens of communities in the midwest. floodwaters begin to recede in some places while others are preparing for rising rivers. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, april 24th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, this morning we are learning more about a possible motive in the boston marathon bombing.
one suspect, tamerlan tsarnaev, turned toward a strict form of islam prior to the attack and starting forming an opposition to the wars in afghanistan and iraq. now this happened, according to his family, after dzhokhar befriended a muslim. claiming the cia was under the attacks. his younger brother remains in a boston hospital in fair condition. yesterday two of the bombing victims, 8-year-old martin richard and m.i.t. police officer sean collier, were buried. authorities believe sean collier was killed because the suspects wanted his gun. a memorial service will be held for him today. and edward lawrence is outside beth israel hospital medical center. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. investigators have returned to the hospital to interview the teenaged bombing suspect. he's reportedly telling them how and why the bombing accident
happened as the people of boston heal. police escorted the victims of the boston marathon bombing back to the scene of the crime on tuesday night. they arrived on crutches and in wheelchairs for a private service. >> when you're face to face with the people that were directly affected and you see the bandages, you know, you just feel what they feel. >> reporter: these newly obtained photos apparently show tamerlan and dzhokhar in a shoot-out with police early friday morning. tamerlan was killed during the exchange. dzhokhar escaped but was later captured hiding in a boat. he was taken here with gunshot wounds. he was upgraded to fair condition allowing the investigators to ask him more questions leading up to the bombing. cbs news has learned tsarnaev told investigators he and his brother were motivated through online jihadist websites. officials believe they may have read "inspire" magazine such as "how to make a bomb in the
kitchen of your mom." that article spells out exactly how to build a pressure cooker bomb just like the one used in the boston marathon. >> they're recruiting them through sympathizers in our country. >> reporter: the officials led investigators to this story. tamerlan bought fireworks here six weeks before the marathon. >> he stressed he wanted the bigger stuff. >> reporter: officials believe they may have used the black powder from the fireworks to build the bomb. vice president joe biden will be in boston today for a public memorial service. it will honor that fallen m.i.t. officer. investigators believe that crime led the police to the tsarnaev brothers. >> well, the suspect's mother who lives in dagestan has been speaking out. yesterday she denied they had any role in the bombings.
>> what happened is a terrible thing but i know my kids had nothing do with it. i know it. i am mother. you know, i know my kids. i know my kids. really my kids would never get involved into anything like that. >> attorneys for the wife of the slain bombing suspect tamerlan tsarnaev released a statement on her behalf. they say she is doing everything she can to assist in the ongoing investigation and that the reports of her husband's involvement in the attack came as an absolute shock to the family. the boston bombings have become part of the debate over immigration reform. testifying on capitol hill yesterday homeland security's janet napolitano said a proposal being worked on would make the country safer, but some lawmakers aren't buying in. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: homeland security secretary janet napolitano arrived on chile to push for immigration reform. some republicans have suggested delaying a comprehensive reform
bill to more closely examine national security after the boston bombing. the suspects immigrated legally to the u.s. more than a decade ago. napolitano testified federal authorities knew the older brother left for russia last january, but the system did not note his return six months later. >> there is something that we've got to know, that the right arm knows what the left arm is doing. >> reporter: senators are combing through a bipartisan proposal for sweeping immigration reform. the lawmakers who crafted the bill argue they will beef up national security because it modernizes the visa system. >> so if our bill were in law, it's a pretty safe guess authorities would have known when tsarnaev went to russia and when he came back. >> anything that makes a requirement machin readable, gets manual inputting out of the system improves security. >> reporter: some conservative groups are looking at the boston bombing as a way to improve the bill. >> it shouldn't be an excuse to not pass immigration reform.
it should be a richardson why we say, is there anything else we can do to fix the law that we have to make sure boston doesn't happen again. >> reporter: the proposed bill offers a pathway to citizenship for about a half million immigrants and puts billion dollars into border security. danielle nottingham, cbs news, capitol hill. investigators looking into the ricin-laced letters sent to president obama and others have focused. charged have been dropped against a mississippi man paul curtis, and last night they searched the home of another man. no charges have been filed and dutschke has not been arrested. both men say they had nothing do with the letters or the deadly poison. >> when you've been charged with something you've never heard of in ricin or whatever -- i thought they said rice. i said i don't even eat rice. >> curtis said he would never threaten officials.
curtis and dutschke know each other and attorneys say dutschke framed curtis. on the "cbs moneywatch" hackers target the "associated press" and apple sales fly. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning, ashley. >> good morning to you anne-marie. hackers attacked the "associated press's" twitter account. the tweets falsely reported explosions in the white house and that president obama had been injured. the news sent the dow plunging 143 points, but it quickly recovered when the a.p. corrected that report. the syrian electronic army claimed responsibility. the fbi is investigating. the market ended on a positive note with investors encouraged by earnings reports through lockheed martin and other major companies. the dow climbed 152 points, while the nasdaq finished up 35 points. asian markets followed wall street's gains. tok tokyo's nikkei rose more than 2% while hong kong's hang seng added 1%. apple experienced a drop in
sales this quarter compared to 2012, the first decline in years, but the tech company says it will also hand out $1 billion to its shareholders over the next two years. it's buying back $60 billion in shares and boosting dividends by 15%. apple has an unprecedented $145 billion in the bank. meanwhile netflix is bouncing back. shares of the online video service gained 24% on tuesday after a positive earnings report. netflix is trading about $200 a share for the first time in 19 months. the service had added 2 million new subscribers in the first three months of this year. and air travel got a little smoother after a bumpy start to the week as thousands of the nation's air traffic controllers were kept home. the sequester slashed more than $600 million from the faa's budget, and the agency is furloughing blowing to make up the difference.
airlines and congress members are pressuring the faa to find other ways to cut spending. i think we all agree we like smooth air travel. >> pack your patience as they say. ashley morrison in new york. thank you, ashley. coming up on the "morning news," near miss. a police officer saved a man from being flattened by an oncoming train. and waiting game. swollen rivers threaten disastrous flooding in the midwest. this is the "cbs morning news." n the midwest. this is the kreb kreb. "cbs morning news." espresso to match my every mood. ♪ where just one touch creates the perfect coffee. where every cappuccino and latte is made at home. and where i can have exactly what i desire. ♪ nespresso. what else? [ male announcer ] osteo bi-flex helps revitalize your joints
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are beginning to recede. now the cleanup is under way in six states after days of massive flooding. in illinois alone, 44 counties have been declared disaster areas. at least three deaths are blamed on the floods. in north dakota police escorted trucks hauling thousands of sand bags into flood-prone neighborhoods. there's a flood warning in fargo as melting snow pushes the red river higher. it's expected to begin spilling over its banks thursday morning and continue rising through next week. meteorologist craig setzer from our miami station wfor has the latest on the weather. more rain has fallen through much of the area on tuesday. heavy rain falling on parts of illinois, missouri, indiana, as well as iowa into michigan. all of this activity is going to be slowly to the east. that's the only upside to this, that it's not going to last a whole lot longer.
that rain moving out as we go through wednesday. heavy rain, though, possible, even snow in parts of northern michigan. heavy rain down that frontal system that works its way toward the east coast, but through the day today on the east coast, temperatures will be warm, mainly 70s. a break of what we've seen of late. break running from upstate new york all the way down to the gulf coast. cool air continues to spill southward into the dakotas and the southwest not looking too bad with sunshine in the 70s and 80s. temperatures in the 90s. craig setzer, cbs new, miami. straight ahead in sports, new trouble for lance armstrong and meet the new bash brothers. this is the "cbs morning news." living with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis means living with pain. it could also mean living with joint damage. humira, adalimumab, can help treat more than just the pain. for many adults, humira is clinically proven to help relieve pain and stop further joint damage.
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office benefitted from the sponsorship deal. in the playoffs now the golden state warriors and the denver nuggets are providing plenty of offense. denver's andre iguodala drives the lane. later harrison barnes gets his warriors teammates fired up with a reverse dunk. golden state's stephen curry leads all scores with 30 points as they even up the series one game apiece. they win, 1-3 3 -3-1-3-1117. in other action the miami heat take a 2-0 lead over mach with a 98-86 win, and the knicks move to a 2-0 lead over celtics, new york topping boston, 87-71. and in baseball just call baseball's outfielders b.j. upton the bash brothers. dustin smashes his league-leading tenth home run of the year. the braves would win, 4-3.
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last september's terror attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. house republicans released a report that criticizes former secretary of state hillary clinton for mishandling security ahead of the attack that killed chris stevens. nancy cordes reports. >> reporter: five months before the benghazi attack. the cable acknowledges the u.s. ambassador's request for additional security but instead, according to the report, articulated a plan to scale back security assets for the u.s. mission in libya, including the benghazi mission. republicans who viewed the cable say it bears secretary clinton's signature, which they claim contradicts her statement here she made in january. >> i didn't approve them, i didn't deny them. >> reporter: the report also
concludes they released a completely narrative not at the direction of the cia as the white house has claim but to insulate the state department from criticism that it ignored the threat environment in benghazi. the report cites fragments of state department's e-mails expressing concern in the days after the attacks that the original talking points could apply that they were not paying attention to agency warnings. even after changes were made, a senior state department official wrote that the edit still did not resolve all my issues of the building leadership. two days later after more changes, the talking points were used by the ambassador to theup suz rice on sunday's talk show. >> we did not have information present to lead us to conclude this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: house democrats claim they were cut out of this investigation and we were not able to view the state department e-mails to confirm whether they were accurate or whether they were taken out of context.
the white house didn't issue a flat out denial but did tell cbs news in a statement that the report, quote, appears to raise questions that have already been asked and answered in great detail by the administration. nancy cordes, cbs news, capitol hill. well, france became the 14th country to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, and that sparked huge demonstrations. opponents clashed with police in paris. protesters threw bottles at metal bars. the same-sex marriage measure easily passed the socially dominated french assembly. during the debate leading up to the vote, there have been violent attacks against gay couples and lawmakers have been threatened. and a salt lake city man came to the rescue of a neighbor with a samurai sword. kent hendricks said he grabbed his 29-inch steel sword to break up an attack on his neighbor yesterday.
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in the aftermath of the boston marathon bombings, doctors have been credited with saving countless lives. elaine quijano tells us about one doctor who's saving lives every day on the streets of boston. >> reporter: it's just after 8:00 p.m. and rosa na mean is working the night shift. >> i have some socks. do you need any socks? >> sure. that's a great. >> reporter: she's a doctor, but means is not getting paid for these rounds. she's searching for homeless women on the streets of boston. >> reporter: being homeless is a very lonely existence. >> reporter: it all started 20 years ago when the harvard trained doctor at brigham women's hospital began volunteering at health clinics for the women.
>> when i see these women, i think it could be me, it could be you, it could be any one of us because there's nobody who goes through laich without problems. i've about been through cancer, i lost a child, i've been through a divorce, i have steel knees. i think when you share humanity with women and what you've been through, it makes it more real for them. >> reporter: in 1998 means founded a nonprofit women of means. they provide free medical care to women at homeless shelters around the city. they average 10,000 visits a year. >> it's not a system of care. it's a giving of human kindness to people who just need to be acknowledged and validated and appreciated. >> if it wasn't for you, i never would have survived. >> reporter: dr. means doesn't just check on her patients' physical health. their mental and emotional well being is important to her too.
>> reporter: if you hadn't met dr. means, where would you be today? >> honestly, to tell you the truth, i would be dead. >> reporter: donna o'connell was a drug addict when she met dr. means ten years ago. >> we sat down and instantly she talked to me and gave me encouragement and hope and gave me antibiotics. she evaluated, told me. and i just opened up and started telling her about my life and she just like helped me. >> you look awesome. >> reporter: now o'connell is sober, off the streets, and working part-time. >> she saved me. she saved me. so now when i go to my mom's grave, i just say, you know, mom, i love you, and thank you for giving me another mom. you'll always be my mom, but thank you for giving me her. thank you very much. >> love you. >> reporter: so means' mission continues, searching for ways to help women help themselves. elaine quijano, cbs news, boston. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," an update on the flooding in the midwest.
we'll find out when relief is on the way. plus, texas freshman senator ted cruz is one of the most polarizing figures on capitol hill. he joins us to discuss immigration. reform. and roma downey and mark withdrew net on the success of the tv mini series "the bible." that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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>> didou guys notice the fog coming in today? >> i did not. >> you got to look around. >> you got to get into it. [ laughter ] >> check it out! yeah. we have a little more fog around the bay area today. it looks like we're in for a cooler day. we'll have more on that coming up, liz. >> thanks, lawrence. we'll go outside towards the bay bridge toll plaza. as you can see, it's still super light at 4:30 coming into san francisco. we'll get a check of your overnight roadwork coming up. >> thank you. caltrans is expected to talk today about those bad bolts on the new bay bridge span. the bolts started snapping last month and as kpix 5's anne makovec reports, experts warn more are in jeopardy of failing. not good news this morning, anne. >> reporter: transportation authorities are having their third meeting this very important issue today. and, of course, we're just a few months away from the new span scheduled opening. basically this new expert is warning that more of these steel rods could snap in case
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