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severe dangerous weather that hammered the midwest moves to the east coast today. one month in, president obama's troubled health care law has yet to find its footing and remains under fierce attack. and miami sack. a rare overtime safety gives the dolphins a big win. captioning funded by cbs this is the this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 1st, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. halloween turned into a nightmare in the nation's midsection. a fast-moving storm left a trail
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of dough destruction, killing at least three people, and the storm will hammer the northeast today. heavy rain is expected from virginia to maine making a miserable morning commute. forecasters say damaging winds could knock down trees and cause power outages. in tennessee, strong winds knocked down power lines, and just south of nashville, a 9-year-old boy died after he accidentally touched one. officials aren't sure if he was out trick or treating. power was cut to 15,000 homes in the area. and a line of severe storms may have spawned a tornado in southern illinois. trees were knocked down and several homes were damaged. some roads were closed while crews removed debris. more than a foot of rain fell in central texas, killing at least two people. in austin more than a thousand people were evacuated. many had to be rescued from the raging waters. more than 5,000 homes in the area have been damaged or destroyed. and in kansas city the storm may have caused a school bus to plunge into a fast-moving creek.
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the bus landed on its side and the kids climbed on top. officials say there were ten elementary schoolchildren on board. this happened thursday afternoon 20 mimes southeast of wichita. officials say the driver probably drove through a rain-flooded road and fell off the bridge. the driver and one child were slightly injured. the rest are okay. six people, according to a new document, that's how many people enrolled on the first day president obama's health care law went online. it didn't get much bet over the next few weeks. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning, susan. >> good morning, anne-marie. we knew about the glitches and the website crashes and we knew enrollment was going slow. we know it didn't go over very well. we have obtained early enrollment figures and they do show got off to a very slow start. the troubled
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website hits its one-month anniversary today, but no one in the white house is celebrating. newly obtained documents from cms, the agency running the site, revealed major problems from the start. through the first two days, only 248 people had signed up for insurance. the notes also tell why, including high capacity on the website, direct enrollment not working. >> while the website -- >> republican this week grilled the head of cms to find out what the current totals are. she wouldn't share, even though the documents show the government has access to them. >> no numbers of who's enrolled? you have no idea. >> we'll have those numbers available mid-november. >> they're telling more than 3 million americans they will soon lose their current policies because they don't meet new government requirements like maternity care and emergency visits. >> in many cases the reason individuals do not keep their insurance coverage is because the insurance company has decided to phase out their plan. >> the white house claims many of those people will qualify for
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subsidies to offset the cost of new plans. the government is hoping to sign up 7 million people during this enrollment period. that's an average 39,000 per day. clearly it's not reaching near that right now. they do expect enrollment, anne-marie, to skyrocket during the final days in march. >> we will see. susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. a federal appeals court thursday said texas's new abortion restrictions can take effect. that means up to 12 abortion clinics will close because they don't have doctors who have hospital-admitting privileges. the judge earlier this week blocked the law saying it was unconstitutional. planned parenthood says it will appeal. and here in new york the city is applauding a federal court's decision. it blocks another judge's ruling on the stop and frisk law. the judge had said the policy discriminated against minori minorities.
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the appeals court also took her off the case. john miller spoke with scott pelley about why they made such an unusual decision. >> judges have reversed on the lie by higher courts all the time, but rarely is there a repudiation by a higher court of a judge questioning ethics. the court said the judge actually encouraged the plaintiffs to file the lawsuit, indicated if they did so, she would be the judge on it rather than letting it go to a random system that would select a judge, and the court said -- made statements before, during, and after the trial that really questioned her impartiality in the case. >> what does the nypd say? >> they say their practices were within the law and this judge basically railroaded them. from the cops in the street, very different. the police officers union, pba said if the brass hadn't set quotas telling them how many people to stop, the department wouldn't have gotten into this trouble, so it's mixed.
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>> well, the outcome of next week's mayoral election could determine what's next with the law. and president obama considered dumping joe biden for hillary clinton. according to a new book, mr. obama's campaign thought about putting clinton on the ticket in 2012, even taking polls and using focus groups, but they dropped the idea after determining president obama would not get a bump by having clinton as vice president. and in the middle east, israeli warplanes crossed over into syria and bombed a russian shipment of missiles. meanwhile in washington the u.s. ambassador to syria was grilled by a senate committee about what's going on there. margaret brennan reports. >> reporter: the welcome ambassador made it clear to bob corker. >> i want to thank you for coming before us today because you have to be incredibly embarrassed. >> reporter: corker accused the administration of breaking its promise to deliver military aid to the pre-syrian army. >> do you feel good about what our country is doing good with them right now? >> senator, there isn't a person
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on my team at this state department who doesn't feel frustrated, frustrated by the syrian problem in general. >> reporter: ford argued the u.s. is helping and pointed to the state department's delivery today of ten pickups to the rebels. senator mccain scoffed at that. >> trucks. that's a great thing. as shiploads of weapons come into the port. as planeload after planeload come in providing lethal weapons and we're proud because we gave trucks. >> reporter: democrat jeanne shaheen asked ford whether he thought the policy had been successful. >> can i say our efforts to create a political solution or to contain the civil war are a success? no. >> reporter: the u.s.-backed rebels are taking on the heavily armed syrian regime and the state department says they've long known about the technical and financial support provided
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to them by iran, help that worries u.s. in the region who want the military to intervene. margaret brennan, cbs news, washington. coming up on the "morning news," the search for answers in the death of a georgia teenager. a federal prosecutor launches an investigation into the death of kendrick johnson, found dead inside a school gym mat. this is the "cbs morning news." kendrick johnson, found dead inside a school gym mat. this is the "cbs morning news." ® no calorie sweetener. splenda® lets you experience the joy of sugar without all the calories. think sugar, say splenda™ without all the calories. i missed a payment. aw, shoot. shoot! this is bad. no! we're good! this is your first time missing a payment. and you've got the it card, so we won't hike up your apr for paying late.
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say it with milk-bone. ♪ ♪ ever since their son was found dead inside a rolled up wresting mat ten months ago, the parents of a georgia high school teenager refuse to believe his death was an accident. well, now a federal prosecutor is looking into the case. vinita nair reports. >> reporter: new surveillance video shows kendrick johnson in his high school gym just hours before his body was found there. u.s. attorney michael moore says his office was reviewing the facts surrounding the georgia teenager's mysterious death. >> there's several questions that must be answered or confirmed. what was the cause of mr.
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johnson's death? second, was mr. johnson's death the result of a crime? >> reporter: the body of a 17-year-old high school athlete was found last january in an upright wrestling mat in the school gym. the official autopsy report shows he was suffocated but his family had his body exhumed in june for a second autopsy. that review showed he suffered a blow to the neck. the police ordered hours of review of school surveillance video. his family hopes it will reveal more about their son's death. >> it's one step closer to finding out what happened to my death. >> reporter: the u.s. attorney says if he uncovers enough evidence indicating it was a crime, he'll ask the fbi to conduct an investigation. vinita nair, cbs news. on the "cbs moneywatch," food stamp cutting starts today, and airline lines allowing
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devices onboard flights. wendy gillette is at the new york stock exchange. good morning, wendy. >> good morning, anne-marie. asian markets were mixed despite the fact that factories grew during 18 months. tokyo's nikkei lost nearly 1%. hong kong's hang seng added a quarter percent. after posting big gains for october, wall street stocks ended the month slightly slower. the dow jones industrial average lost 73 points on thursday. the nasdaq was off 10 points. starting today, the more than 47 million americans who receive food stamps will have to get by with less help from the federal government. a temporary benefit from the 2009 economic stimulus that increased funding will no longer be available. that means a family of four will receive about $36 less per month. food stamp funding is tied to the wide-ranging farm bill being negotiated in congress. the federal government will be more aggressive in attracting foreign biz to the u.s. they told president obama on thursday they will cut much of
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the red tape faced by foreign investments. until now states and cities have been responsible for making pitches to businesses from abroad. jetblue and delta are the first airlines to submit plans that will allow passengers to allow most device on planes. the new rules mean the passengers will be allowed to use tablets and ee readers during the entire flight. cell phones can still not be used. currently they have to turn off their devices on takeoff and landing. here's a story i really like. lays is going beyond the potato chip. the third largest chip maker is announcing plans to roll out lays wavy chips rolled in milk chocolate. they're the first to roll out the sweet/salty combo. what do you think, anne-marie? >> i'm all about it. thanks a lot, wendy. a united express train traveling from san francisco to san antonio was diverted to phoenix because of an unspecified threat. flight 5573 landed thursday afternoon.
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46 passengers and crew were bussed to a waiting area. a bomb squad was called in. nothing dangerous was found. the passengers resumed their flight three hours later. straight ahead, your friday morning weather. and in sports, the dolphins run down the bengals in an overtime thriller. down the bengals in an overtime thriller. [ female announcer ] whether you're taking a fantastic trip... or tripping the light fantastic... find your balance™. balance bar dark chocolate crunch has 40-30-30 balanced nutrition to give you energy that lasts. balance bar® dark. have you found your balance™? [ jen garner ] what skincare brand is so effective... so trusted... so clinically proven dermatologists recommend it twice as much as any other brand? neutrogena®. recommended by dermatologists 2 times more than any other brand. now that's beautiful. neutrogena®.
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new york, rain today but a high of 72. mostly sunny in miami.ut a high mostly cloudy in chicago. sunshine in dallas, 78 the high, and sunny in los angeles. and time now for a check of the national forecast. high winds and heavy rain will stretch along the east coast from virginia to maine, making a mess of the morning commute. strong gusts could knock out power in some areas from fallen trees. more showers are likely in the southeast from the central gulf coast, northeast into south carolina. and much of the rest of the country stays dry today. in sports the miami dolphins became just the third team in nfl history to win an overtime game on a safety. the cincinnati bengals had the ball on their own 8 yard line. it was third and ten and with quarterback andy dalton looking to pass, cameron wakes sacked him in the end zone. miami wins, 22-20. in the nba, the chicago bulls' derrick rose played his
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first home game since he injured his knee 18 months ago and rose made the most of it. with under six seconds left, rose made a baseline floater that gave chicago an 82-81 victory over the knicks. rose finished the night with 18 points. the "associated press" is out with its preseason men's basketball poll. kentucky is atop the field grabbing 27 first place votes followed by michigan state, louisville, duke, and kansas. and alex rodriguez continues his feud with baseball. and it's getting nastier. his next scheduled hearing is scheduled for november 18th. in a statement yesterday rodriguez said, it's sad that commissioner bud selig once again is turning a blind eye knowing that crimes are being committed under his regime. major league baseball said that this is the latest sad chapter in mr. rodriguez's tarnished career. when we return, another look at this morning's top stories, and a super tunnel.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, scattered showers today. atlanta, morning showers. st. louis will be partly sunny with a high of 62. sunny in denver and partly sunny in seattle. here's today's top stories. a severe halloween storm system that rolled through the central u.s. killing at least three people will pound the northeast today. one of the dead is a 9-year-old boy who touched a downed power line in nashville. and the government's health care website has been online for one month now and it got off to a very slow start. only 248 people signed up in the first two days. the west african nation of
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niger says it will crack down on traffickers after the deaths of 92 migrants. their bodies were found in the saharan desert. their trucks had broken down and they died of thirst. northern niger is a transit port for illegal migrants from subsahara africa to north africa and into europe. down in california that was designed to smuggle drugs from mexico. bigad shaban has that story. >> reporter: the san diego warehouse is less than a half mile from mexico but it has its own secret passage way to get you there. federal authorities are calling it a super tunnel that was designed to smuggle drugs into the u.s. from tijuana underground. this underground complex passageway zig-zags for about a
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third of a mile under the border at a depth of approximately 35 feet. >> reporter: like seven other tunnels found since 2006. this hole in the ground was a smuggler's subway. >> it's equipped with an electronic rail system, elaborate system as well as a ventilation system. >> reporter: authorities say the item was completed and yet to move any drugs but raids at locations tied to the tunnel were lucrative. >> agents seized over 325 pounds of cocaine and over 17,000 pounds of marijuana. >> reporter: three people are under arrest and charges against them are expected soon. federal agents say drug cartels should know if they go underground, they will be found. bigad shaban, cbs news. and here in new york city, a halloween tradition. tens of thousands of people marched in the 40th annual village halloween parade. among them, a skeleton crew along with more than 50 bands and, of course, plenty of dancing zombies. thl year's theme was "revival,"
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4 minutes before 5:00. the week's end is starting out windy by matter. marty's over at first warning weather. we have serious weather to talk about to be quite honest. here's first warning doppler weather radar. we've had shower activity in the area since early bedtime last night and over night. getting a bit of a break right now. we have a severe thunderstorm watch as close as carroll county. severe thunderstorm warning in effect for garrett and al-qaida gainny commune al gainny. several zombie theme 5k race back from the dead.
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a colorado company is going to organize them after run for your lives closed down. baltimore city has no plans to sell the struggling hilton center convention hotel that lost more than $50 million since it opened. the old pikes theater will reopen in baltimore county. it will show films for the first time in almost 30 years. already in the news this morning, big changes for this nation's airlines. why the faa is giving the green light to more electronic devices. a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the city police department. why relatives blame officers for a local's death. halloween brings a big boost for local businesses. we will break down the numbers for you. more news, first warning weather and your first traffic report of the morning and week's end coming up in a couple of minutes. [ female announcer ] breyers.
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