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>> the international community. america's congress's credibility is on the line. >> president obama continues to push for military action against syria while congress takes the first step toward approving the use of force against the assad regime. why is this so special that it requires u.s. intervention? >> but lawmakers are encountering a war-weary american public, skeptical of supporting a new military action. is this a look of the future? developers take a driverless car out for a spin on the highway. and rock for the ages. a rare white diamond worth millions is set to go up for auction. captioning funded by cbs unded by cbs
this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, september 5th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, the full senate could vote as early as next week on a resolution authorizing military action against syria. the measure narrowly passed the senate foreign relations committee yesterday. the house is considering a similar resolution. but the president did not rule out taking military action without congressional approval. meanwhile mr. obama looks for international support at the g-20 economic summit hosted by russia. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: president obama arrived in st. petersburg, russia, today with a message for g-20 summit leaders. support the u.s. and its intention to launch a military strike against syria. >> my credibility's not on the line. the international community's credibility is on the line. the world is on the line when
the u.s. population, 98% of the population says the use of chemical weapons is -- >> reporter: it would add resolution at home. wednesday a senate committee approved a resolution granting the president at least 60 days to carry out military strikes with the possibility of a one-time 30-day extension. it also prohibits putting ground troops in syria. the full senate is expected to vote on the resolution next week. but passage is far from certain and it's even more uncertain in the house where congressman grilled secretary of state john kerry wednesday about the proposed strikes. >> this will not stop the butchering and the killing that takes place over there, so what is the purpose? what is the endgame over there? where is the imminent danger to the united states? >> congressman, you're absolutely correct that it will
not stop the butchery. i wish it would, but what it will do is what is what it is intended to do. it is intended to assert the principle which has been in place since 1925 that no one should use chemical weapons. >> reporter: the president wants to make it harder for syria's government to order any more chemical weapons attack. >> we can change its calculus about using them again, we can degrade his capabilities so he does not use them again. >> reporter: the u.s. says it has proof that syria fired rockets carrying sarin gas, killing 1,400 people including children. susan money guinness, cbs news, new york. well, as the obama administration pushes for military action against syria, the president faces skepticism. a just released pew research center poll finds that just 29% support a military strike.
48% are opposed, and 28% say they don't know. as manuel bojorquez reports, voters aren't shy about letting their representatives know. >> why is this so special that it requires u.s. intervention. >> reporter: at this panama city, florida, diner people peppered congressman southerland. he says he's leaning against voting to authorize vote. >> reporter: i'm curious on this particular issue you're hearing from them. >> overwhelmingly we're hearing pushback from our citizens against military action in syria. >> reporter: southerland narrowly won his seat in 2010, becoming the first elected republican from this district since it was formed in 1963. he's expecting a competitive race in 2014, which could be further complicated by his vote on syria. >> reporter: if the administration is able to present you with something that you vote yes on, are you prepared for a possible backlash in your district? >> well, sure.
i mean that's a factor. every vote has some backlash, so i'm used to that. >> reporter: southerland's district in the florida pan handle includes the tyndall air force base as has a large veteran population. d.w. smith, a retired air colonel who served in iraq fears that further intervention could lead to war. >> one of the consequences is how are we going to end this and not have it grow out of control or flame out of control. >> reporter: the war fatigue, how big a factor is it in this district? >> that's a huge part of our decision-making process, to make sure that the most weighty decisions of sending men and women into conflict, that we have done so with heart, mind, and soul. >> reporter: congressman southerland has also asked constituents to call or e-mail him regarding syria. he says so far about 300 people have and 96% of them oppose u.s. intervention.
manuel bojorquez, cbs news, panama, florida. ohio prison officials have ordered a review following the suicide of cleveland area kidnapper ariel castro. castro hanged himself with a bed sheet tuesday night. he was sentenced to life in prison on august 21st after holding three women guilty in his home for years. castro was in a cell by himself but was not under suicide watch. the ohio prosecutors said castro, quote, couldn't take for even a month a small portion of what he had dished out for more than a decade. on october 1st, president obama's health care reform act goes into effect. speaking in arkansas yesterday, former president bill clinton defended the affordable care act and urged opponents to stop trying to repeal it. >> we'll all be a lot better off whether we support or oppose the health care law. whether we like it or don't, we'd all be better off to work together to identify the
problems and to fix them. >> the affordable health care act requires most citizens to acquire health care insurance or pay a penalty. medicaid will cover most of those who can't afford insurance. the obama administration has worked hard to push health care reform and now has ramped up the effort to get those without insurance insured. ben tracy reports. >> do you currently have health insurance? >> reporter: angelica and her colleagues work for local health clinics. they've had no problem finding uninsured in el monte, california. what percentage are uninsured? >> i would say one in ten are insured and 90% are not. >> reporter: using a mobile software program, marquez told her she will qualify for subsidized insurance based on her income. the income cut-off under the affordable health care act is $46,000 for individuals or
$94,000 for a family of four. if they had not come up to you and talked to you about what your options might be, would you have known? >> not so much i would have noun. i probably would be doing something last minute. >> reporter: the enrollment goal is 7 million by next spring. 44% of all americans thinks it would either be repealed, overturned or uninsured if still. the health care law earmarked $11 billion nationwide in part do this outreach enrollment. after they knocked on pilar mendoza's door, she went to her local clinic to get coverage for her daughter sophie. with health care coverage what will you be able to do for your daughter that you haven't been able to do? i will be able to get her immunizations back on track and
enroll her in school this fall. >> reporter: because without the immunizations she can't go to school. >> if they're not up to date. it's a huge difference. >> reporter: mendoza qualified for a medicaid program under obama care and her coverage begins immediately. ben tracy, cbs news, el monte, california. this morning tropical storm gabrielle is headed toward puerto rico with sustained winds of 40 miles an hour. gabrielle is located about 50 miles south of puerto rico. tropical storm warnings are posted for puerto rico and parts of the dominican republic. the storm is expected to pass between the islands late today and then curve northeast away from the u.s. mainland. and the suspect in a series of stabbings at a houston area high school is due in court tomorrow. one student was killed at spring high school and three others were wounded yesterday morning. police say a fight broke out between students in school corridor. one student admitted pulling a knife and has been charged with murder. police say the fight may have been gang-related. classes at the school are canceled for the rest of the week.
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good morning, wendy. >> good morning, anne-marie. car sales in the u.s. have shifted into high gear. they jumped 17% last month to the highest level in more than seven years. the big six carmakers all posted double-digit gains over last august. the sales pace this year is above 16 million for the first time since 2007, the month before the great recession began. strong car sales and the federal reserve say the economy continued to expand gave wall street a jolt wednesday, but investors are still concerned about the possible u.s. military strike on syria. the dow gained 96 points, its best performance in over a month, and despite another glitch, the nasdaq rose 36 points. that was the second nasdaq outage in two weeks. this one lasted only six minutes. officials say a problem occurred in the system that provides realtime price quotes. it was quickly resolved, and trading was not affected. asian markets were cautious ahead of an announcement by the bank of japan ahead of its monetary program.
tokyo's nikkei added a fraction. hong kong's hang sang gained 1%. a doomsday scenario if a sun slams into california. a government report found if a massive earthquake struck off the coast of alaska, a tsunami would shut down the nation's busiest ports and force three quarters of a million people to evacuate. the report is to help emergency responders prepare for a potential disaster. and the race to replace the smartphone just kicked into high gear. on wednesday, not one, not two, but three companies unveiled their new smart watches. sony, samsung, and qualcomm, all three smart watches will synch with the smartphone or tablet. they all will cost around $300 and go on sale in the next couple of weeks. fun stuff, right, anne-marie? >> a watch, a tablet, a phone. i need another hand. that's too much. >> and some chargers, right? >> that's so true. wendy gillette in new york. thank you, wendy. straight ahead, your thursday morning weather and in sports, it might just be the comeback of the year. a high school football player overcomes a devastating injury
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five inches of rain. scattered showers and storms are possible along the gulf coast, and a ridge of high pressure will keep the midwest very warm. in sports, the boston red sox are starting to run away with the american league east. and last night they turned in one of the best defensive games in team history. the red sox tie a franchise record by hitting eight home runs. david ortiz hit two, including his 427th home over his career. boston wins, 20-4, taking two out of three from the central leading tigers. meanwhile the yankees are inching closer to the wild card. new york gets a rare four-out save from mariano rivera to win 6-5 and complete a sweep of the white sox. the yankees have won 17 of 24. they start a four-game series with boston tonight. and the defending champion giants are all but out of the playoff picture, but they get a prime time performance from the kung fu panda. third baseman pablo sandoval
homers 13 times in his win against san diego. and the nfl kicks off tonight when denver hosts baltimore, but you might not hear about a more resilient football player than a montana high school senior. koni dole broke his right leg in his team's season finally last year. the injury was so bad that doctors had to amputate, but he was fitted with a carbon fiber prosthetic and made it back for the school's opening game friday night. >> i just wanted to get back out there and compete against other kids again, you know, and show everyone that i meant what i said. >> dole's coach gave him the ball on the first play of the season. he scored two touchdowns in the game, and despite his injury, he's actually being recruited by montana state's football team. congratulations. how great is that? when we return, a stunning stone. a rare white diamond the size of an egg hits the auction block, but you're going have to dig deep to buy it. >> announcer: sports sponsored by touch of gray. get the best of both worlds.
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here's look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., mostly sunny. partly sunny in atlanta. mostly sunny in st. louis and partly sunny in denver. just to break up the pattern, thunderstorms in seattle. well, george zimmerman had another run-in with the law. >> do you know what your speed was? >> he was stopped in florida on tuesday. as you heard, police say he was doing 60 in a 45-mile-an-hour zone. in july he was pulled over but let go with a warning. this time he got a $256 ticket. zimmerman was acquitted of killing trayvon martin three months ago. and disgraced former congressman thoents weaner can't
avoid the sexting scandal that forced him to reside. he's running for new york city and was visiting a jewish city wednesday. a heckler called him a name and the two went at it. >> think about your wife. >> by the way -- >> that is between me and her and my god, not you. that's not about us. that's not up to us. you're trying to judge me because you obviously believe you're superior. well, you're not. >> well, weiner is currently running a distant fourth among democratic candidates. and the world's greatest white diamond is about to hit the auction block. it's 118 carats and the size of a small egg and is the biggest perfect white diamond ever up for sale. it was discovered two years ago in southern africa. it will be auctioned in hong kong on october 7th and is expected to bring in up to $35 million. i guess the change in my couch is not going to cut it. coming up after your local
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and the gift of0parks today. . the men's quarterfinals the men's quarterfinals resume this morning at the u.s. open in new york city. there's plenty of pressure on center court, but as jim axelrod reports, there's one man at the tournament who knows all about surviving tough circumstances. >> reporter: 24-year-old angelo anderson has been spending the last week and a half chasing down tennis balls at the u.s. open. what is this experience like for you? >> i'm actually still nervous. >> reporter: which on one hand makes sense since it's his first year in this high pressure job where a stadium full of eyes will see any mistakes, but after what he's been through, it's hard to believe this could make him nervous. >> this here is the entrance wound for the bullet that shattered my humerus. it actually kind of ricocheted
up. >> reporter: on july 2nd, 2010, this navy medic was patrolling a vlk in afghanistan with a marine unit he had been assigned to. >> once i actually walked in between the two houses, gunfire actually rang out, and that's the gunfire that actually hit me. >> reporter: you remember hearing this. >> yes, all of it very vividly. >> reporter: one round right through his right arm. another shattered his right leg. >> reporter: you've got a nice souvenir of your time in afghanistan. >> definitely. but my favorite, though, is my doctor's signature from the surgeries he did on my arm and my leg. >> reporter: how do we get you from taking two rounds in afghanistan to being a ball boy at the u.s. open. >> it's still a journey. it's quite a journey i take every day. >> reporter: after multiple surgeries and hundreds of hours of physical therapy, this purple heart participant was participating in the warrior games when a scott suggested he try out for a ball boy spot the
u.s. open holds for members of the u.s. military. did you know anything about tennis? >> i knew that love meant zero and to never love a tennis player because of that fact. that's all i knew. >> reporter: what is your presence at the open communicating to other wounded warriors? >> my purpose here is solely to speak to the heart and the mind and the body of those that think that they can't do because of what happened to them. >> reporter: sounds to me like you're on a mission of inspiration. >> i am. >> reporter: as much fun as he's been having, navy corpsman angelo anderson is looking forward to what comes after even more when he heads back to camp lejeune to train other medics. tennis is great, he says, but he's got a job to do. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >> now that is how you serve. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," as congress debates military action against syria, there's warning about retaliation in the form of cyber attacks.
john miller has details. plus, a look at the problem of ginseng poaching as demand for the plant grows. and talk show host arsenio hall joins us in the studio. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning. it's thursday, september 5. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 4:30. nice and early. we'll kick it off with a little weather and traffic and lawrence is here to tell us all about it. >> we have a little summer heat making a return to the bay area
but not yet today. we have some changes though in the works. temperatures outside right now in the 50s and the 60s. much warmer weather to come. we'll talk about it in a few minutes. >> and we have a lot of overnight roadwork this morning including up and down northbound and southbound 880 from 23rd all the way to broadway. we'll tell you if it's slowing things down plus get a check of bay area bridges all coming up. >> we have a few cars out there. not just us driving. >> liz, thank you. developing news overnight in richmond. neighbors in a residential area awoke to the sound of gas tanks and tires exploding after a home caught fire. the fire started in a van on south 9th and virginia at about 2:30 before spreading to a carport and then the home. firefighters had the blaze under control within an hour but evacuated nearby homes as a precaution. no one was injured in the fire. happening today "rideshare" companies could get the go- ahead to operate here in california. the state public utilities commission will consider some new regulations when it meets this morning