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captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, october 8th, 2015. this is the "cbs morning news." russia plunges head long into syria's civil war. vladimir putin's military steps up on his attacks on opponents of bashar al assad, some of whom is backed by the united states. the search ends for the cargo ship lost at sea during hurricane joaquin. this morning, some of the families of the 33 crewbebs members on board say the coast guard gave up too soon. cubs fans are still dreaming
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after world series title coming to chicago. their team advances in the major league playoffs after a wildcard win. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters in new york. thanks for joining us. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with a major escalation of fighting in syria. coordinated attacks by land, air and sea, launched by russia in the syrian government. overnight, russia says missiles launched from the war ships in the sea hit targets. the u.s. says one military plane had to be rerouted to avoid russian airplanes. this morning, nato secretary-general called on russia to stop supporting syria and focus on isis. holly williams reports from istanbul. >> reporter: russia says it launched 26 cruise missiles from its war ships on the caspian sea. they flew over 900 miles across
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iran and iraq, hitting parts of northern syria, where both isis and al qaeda-linked fighters have a heavy presence. the u.s. says moscow's air strikes in syria are also targeting moderate american-backed rebels and that russia's real goal in syria is to prop up the regime. >> there is ample reason to question the wisdom of the strategy that they are currently pursuing. >> reporter: protected by russian air cover, regime troops began a ground defensive in rebel strongholds. opposition fighters hit back in some of the most intense fighting in several months. but after four years of bloody civil war, russia's air campaign may be tipping the balance in favor of the syrian regime. holly williams, cbs news, istanbul.
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president obama called the president of the doctors without boards borders to apologize for the mistake of its air strike in afghanistan. 22 people were killed in rders mistake of its air strike in afghanistan. 22 people were killed in saturday's attack. doctors without borders is calling for an independent investigation. the white house has pledged a transparent and thorough investigation. hillary clinton is changing her mind about the pacific trade deal negotiated by the white house. breaking with president obama, clinton now says she opposes the agreement. the deal has been roundly criticized by unions. clinton says the deal does not meet her standards for creating jobs. >> i'm worried about currency manipulation not being a part of the agreement. we have lost american jobs to the manipulation that countries, particularly in asia, have engaged in. i'm worried that the pharmaceutical companies may have gotten more benefits and patients and consumers fewer. >> this isn't about face for clinton.
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when she was secretary of state, she described the proposed agreement as the gold standard in trade and a deal that holds great economic opportunities. a potential clinton rival, vice president joe biden, says he supports the pacific trade deal. biden's super pac released its first ad, urging him to run for president. >> things can change in a heartbeat. i know. >> the ad uses an emotional speech biden made earlier this year, recounting the 1972 car crash that killed his wife and daughter, and it ends with a message reading, "joe, run." this morning, media tycoon rupert murdoch is under fire for a tweet concerning president obama. the news corp. founder first praise the republican presidential candidate ben
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carson. and then questioned the ethnicity of obama. murdoch writes what about a real black president who can properly address the racial divide? and much else. coming up on the "morning news." republican presidential candidate ohio governor john kasich. today's volkswagen u.s. chief testifies on capitol hill where he will apologize for volkswagen's efforts to defeat the emissions testing. don champion has our report. >> reporter: embroiled in the cheating scandal, michael horn will face tough questions on capitol hill today. the ceo of volkswagen of american is expected to apologize for the company's use of sophisticated software that helped it beat u.s. pollution tests. about 11,000 diesel volkswagen vehicles were fitted with the so-called defeat device. on the road, the cars emitted 10 to 40 times the amount of pollutant legally allowed in the state. horn, who has apologized for the scandal before, will testify today that he knew about
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possible emissions noncompliance back in 2014, a year before the company informed regulators about the issue. the scandal has taken a toll on company stocks and volkswagen has already set aside billions of dollars for legal costs and fines. still, the company's newly elected board chairman declared wednesday, it would emerge stronger than ever. volkswagen overtook toyota as the world's largest automaker by sales this year and the scandal now putting the company's positioning in jeopardy. there is no clear time line of when a recall will be issued here in the u.s. the epa has to sign off on a claim first. we do know volkswagen says affected cars will be recalled in europe in january. the threat of flooding remains in south carolina as water from breaking dams makes its way downstream. at least 17 deaths are blamed on the storm in high water. dams across the state have
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failed. the drinking water supply in the capital is in jeopardy after part of a canal collapsed and thousands have been forced from their homes. in eastern south carolina, the coast guard rescued an 88-year-old woman who was running low on medicine. some homes are dry, but surrounded by water, trapping the residents. the search for the crew of the "el faro" is over. the coast guard calling off the operation last night. the cargo ship was lost at sea during hurricane joaquin last week. 33 crewmembers were on board, including 28 americans. jamie yuccas reports the family of the crewmembers are trying to keep their hopes alive. >> everybody's worst nightmare just came true. >> reporter: the coast guard called off its search for survivors of "el faro" during sunset on wednesday. >> the decision not to continue the search is painful. >> reporter: relatives say the lost crewmembers are devastated. mary takes solace knowing her
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50-year-old daughter mary wright died doing what she liked. >> i feel like a got rock that i swallowed. i suppose that's heartache. >> reporter: jackie jones' father thinks the search for survivors ended too soon. >> my son was a fighter. if he seen a styrofoam top of a cooler and think it would save his live, he get on that. >> reporter: the ship lost power and vanished last thursday near the bahamas in a category four hurricane. now investigators switch their focus of finding the ship and then locating and retrieving "el faro faro" data recorder. but a race against time. the data recorder only emits pings for 30 days. families of the lost are now seeking closure. >> i just want him back. even if it's just his body, i want him back. >> reporter: jamie yuccas, cbs news, jacksonville, florida. coming up on the "cbs
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morning news," a health scare. a nurse is accused of reusing syringes on dozens of flu shot patients. later, an airline will soon let you fly to europe for under $70. details in "moneywatch." this is the "cbs morning news." ♪song: "that's life" ♪song: "that's life" ♪song: "that's life" ♪song: "that's life" ♪song: "that's life"♪
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contract. it was reached before midnight last night. the union rejected a tentative deal last week because it didn't does far enough for benefits that were lost in previous contracts. union leaders vote on that deal tomorrow. wall street will be paying close attention to today's release of the minutes from the last federal reserve board meeting. investors are looking for more insight whether the fed might raise interest rates. the dow climbed 122 points and s&p gained 15 and the nasdaq finished at 42 points. lumber liquidators will pay $10 million into the federal investigation into illegal imported wood. the company will also plead guilty to five violations of environmental law. the justice department says the wood comes from russia and myanmar. a the settlement follows a "60 minutes" report that lumber liquidator wood manufactured in china contained a high level of
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cancer causing formaldehyde. lumer liquidators said the "60 minutes" relied on untested. best buy store has a new person that handling to be a robot. chloe handles requests for dvds and looks like a big jukebox. customers use a computer terminal to tell chloe what they want. the robot then uses a big yellow arm to get the items. region airlines says it hopes to offer flights from the u.s. to europe for $69 one way. norwegian air shuttle wants to use smaller u.s. airports that have low fees. it hopes to begin service in edinburgh and norway in early 2017. >> i guess i'll meet for you brunch in norway, jill, in 2017. >> you got it. >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, jill. coming up, nail biting landing. a plane in costa rica comes in a little too low and nearly
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colliding with traffic. in sports, cubs fever is in full swing as chicago advances to the national league division series.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country.
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an iberia airlines jet coming in for a landing in costa rica just barely clears a line of cars. the plane passed over vehicles on sunday at the end of the runway at juan santa maria international airport. officials said there was no danger. but some people on the ground weren't so sure. no one was injured and no damage was reported. a celebrity magazine takes on gun violence. a dare devil comic is going to jail. just some of the headlines on the morning newsstands. the indianapolis star says a fraternity is suspended. the alpha tao fraternity is suspended during hazing allegations. this shows what appears to be a hazing ceremony showing a possible sex act with a female stripper. "the times of trenton" reports on a nurse at a new jersey flu clinic who used the same syringe on 67 people. the state department of health
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says that last week, the nurse changed needles each time but reused the syringe. the state says the risk of infection is low, but officials recommends they be tested for hepatitis b and c and the hiv virus. "people" magazine called for a investigation after the shooting. editorial director jeff cagle urges people to make their voices heard. >> reach out to your representatives and let them know that the routine responses that they have always given us is just not going to cut it from now on. >> cagle says we need to know that our representatives are looking for solutions. "the new york times" reports on an investigation that says the police officer who arrested james blake used excessive force. the former tennis star was tackled on the sidewalk in a case of mistaken identity last month. the civilian complaint review board found the officer used
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excessive force and recommends the stiffest punishment. "usa today" reports on jail time for former "jackass" star steveo. he was found climbing up a wall at seaworld. he inflated a large killer whale balloon and lit fireworks. still ahead in sports, basket brawl. former lakers teammates matt barnes and derek fisher get into a nasty fight over a basketball wife. the only one to combine a safe sleep aid... plus the 12 hour pain relieving strength of aleve. be a morning person again with aleve pm.
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thursday, october 8 i'm ,, >> here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. for 107 years, chicago cubs fans have been waiting, wait until next year. next year might be this year.
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the cubs making their first playoff appearance since 2008 against pittsburgh in the national league game. schwarber hits a monster home run to right field. all pitcher jake arrieta needs. he pitches a complete game as the cubs win 4-0. there was a dust-up late in the game after arrieta was hit by a pitch. the benches cleared and one catcher was ejected. back in chicago, the cubs were soaking in the cubs first playoff win in 12 years and they face st. louis cardinals in the divisional series. the chicago blackhawks raising a banner for their latest stanley cup championship before last night's opening game. chicago falls to the new york rangers. final score, 3-2. vladimir putin celebrating his 63rd birthday on the ice with some former nhl stars. but the russian president outshines them all, of course.
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putin scored seven goals in the exhibition game. if only he had been on the olympic team, maybe they could have gotten gold. roger goodell says he has no regrets about trying to suspend tom brady for his role in the deflategate controversy. speaking at the end of the nfl's fall meeting, goodell says while he respects and admires brady, the league's rules must apply to everyone. a federal judge overturned the nfl's four-game ban of brady. the nfl is appealing. week five of the nfl starts tonight. the indianapolis colts take on the houston texans. that's right here on cbs. finally. new york knicks coach derek fisher is known for running the triangle offense but he's in the headlines for being involved in a love triangle. fisher was involved in a fight with his former teammate matt barnes over the weekend. barnes reportedly drove nearly a hundred miles to confront fisher who is now dating barnes' estranged wife. no one was charged but the nba is investigating the incident.
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protesters got past security and laid down on the red carpet at last night's premiere of a movie in london. the demonstrators were from an anti-domestic violence group. smoke bombs were also released. the movie is about the women who fought for the invite to vote. the group says it was continuing the struggle for women's equality. last week, a 911 dispatcher in austin town, ohio, got a distress call from a young man who had smoked marijuana.
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when the cop showed up, they found the 22-year-old man on the floor in the fetal position. he was surrounded by doritos, pepperidge farm goldfish and chips ahoy kooks. cookies. well stocked. marijuana residue was found. the man declined medical treatment and as of monday, he has been not been charged with anything. the movie about steve jobs opens tomorrow. lucy williams has our report. >> reporter: michael stars as apple cofounder steve jobs. >> i just think he was an extraordinary person and changed the way we all live life. >> reporter: "steve jobs" takes place back stage at apple product launches. >> it's a systems error. >> fix it. >> fix it? >> yeah.
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>> you're issuing contradictory instructions and. >> he clashed with jobs as the tech giant. >> as difficult as he was, you stayed with him because of that genius. even if you've got to take verbal abuse from this guy. >> i'm begging you to manage expectations out there. >> it took me about 30 seconds to realize it was you on screen. >> great. that was part of the plan. >> reporter: kate winslet plays mcintosh head of marketing joanna hoffman who pushes jobs to take more in the life. >> joanna in the film made him realize he was a father and that he had feeling. >> she's not my daughter! >> reporter: steve jobs widow and apple colleagues are reportedly unhappy with how the new film depicts the late ceo.
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the screen writer aaron sorkin said he took artistic license in portraying one of the silicon valley most iconic figures. lucy mcdonald, cbs news, london. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," "steve jobs screen writer and director danny boyle and they both join us in the studio. and new york attorney general's eric snyderman we look at the fantasy sports industry. that is the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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october 8 i'm michelle griego. and i'm frank mallicoat
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