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amanda knox finds out if she will walk out of prison today and her fight to overturn her murder conviction. rick perry finds himself in the middle of a racially charged controversy. and signing off. andy rooney dishes out a few more trademark complaints and thanks his awed yuns on his final regular appearance on cbs's "60 minutes." this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 3rd, 2011. good morning everybody. good to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen this morning.
it may be amanda knox's best last chance of freedom. she was convicted of murder in italy pleads her case to an appeals court this morning. she has spent four years behind bars. the jury is expected to announce its verdict sometime today. >> reporter: amanda knox's italian nightmare may soon be coming to an end. >> as a mom, you worry. you know she is suffering and lost weight and she can't eat and can't sleep because of the stress. of course! it breaks your heart. >> reporter: in an interview, her parents, curt knox and edda mellas said they hope their daughter who has served nearly four years in prison will be free. >> obviously, my hopes is she overturn her conviction and tell her she is free to go home. >> reporter: but she faces a harrowing task in italian who
will decide her fait. >> she is pleading for her life. it's a big thing. i think she wants to be pointed but i think it's going to be really heartfelt to really have that judge and jury understand that she had nothing to do with the death of meredith. >> reporter: after knox and her former italian boyfriend dressed the court the jury and judges will deliberate together. a quick verdict is expected. >> probably sometime in the afternoon, early evening, they will all come back in. we all stand there, they stand, and they read their verdict. >> reporter: knox and is a sollecito were convicted of the murder of their roommate meredith kercher in a house they shared in perugia. during their trial, the dna evidence used to convict them was thrown out after a scientific panel ruled it was
unreliable. >> well, she's totally innocent. both her her and raffaele had nothing to do with this horrific crime. you look at use of just circumstantial evidence, there is no case. >> reporter: if fountain not guilty, the family plans to get amanda knox out of italy as quickly as possible. she could be back home in seattle by late tuesday, or wednesday. peter van zandt, cbs news, perugia,ity la. >> earlier this morning i had a chance to talk to sill yeah in perugia and said how easy it is that knox is addressing the court in fluent italian? >> it's very important indeed. she now speaks fluent italian. she spent four years or close to four years in prison in perugia and her italian is very good. she's fluent and certainly this was not the case when she first arrived in perugia and when this whole thing happened. she had barely been here, you
know, a couple of weeks when the murder took place. >> reporter: how confidence is knox's legal team that her guilty verdict will be overturned? >> i think, you know, as confident as they can be. i mean the dna, the independent review of dna evidence that was carried out by this court was strongly in amanda knox's and sollecito's favor. it showed that the dna traces were too low to be reliable and so small that they could the be retested. >> of course, later this morning, "the early show" will have full conch of amanda knox's trial with live reports from perugia, italy. texas governor rick perry faces new questions about a racially sensitive issue and will new jersey governor chris christie decide to get into the race? susan mcginnis is in washington this morning with all of the latest.
susan, good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. >> reporter: chris christie is running up against the clock to make his decision with the iowa caucuses only three months away. meanwhile, rick perry is responding to those accusations after he suffers his latest blow. rick perry is still trying to drum unfortunate support despite the latest hit to his campaign. on sunday "the washington post." >> that is very insensitive and since governor perry has been going there for years, to hunt, i think it shows a lack of sensitivity. >> reporter: republican presidential candidate herman cain shared his outrage on sunday. but perry's camp says, quote, a number of claims made in the story are incorrect, incoment and anonymous. he denied he used saying his father painted over it. while perry tries to get his
campaign back on track, they are waiting to see if another potential candidate jumps into the rate. new jersey governor chris christie didn't answer questions on sunday but he is reportedly closing in on a decision and apparently has a team looking into a possible presidential bid. >> i think he has done a great job as governor. i think he would be a very viable candidate. >> reporter: some high profile candidates are ready to see christie run but other believe his moderate views on gun control and immigration could hold him back. >> i think that is absolutely a liability for him if he gets in the race. >> reporter: with only about 100 days before the first republican caucus, christie will have so make up his mind soon. another thing christie is considering should you he run is facing a hasher spotlight than he has so far. >> susan mcginnis in washington
this morning, thank you so much. chief al qaeda bomb maker an official says he was not killed on friday. he was thought to have died in a drone strike in yemen that killed enwar al locky. he'll also meet with palestinian president abbas during his trip. cbs news "moneywatch" time now. stocks in asia dipped. ashley morrison with more on that in new york. >> reporter: asian markets finished lower with more fears on european debt. nikkei lost 1.5% and hang seng down more than 3%. on wall street dow finished 141 points higher but the nasdaq was down nearly 68%. asian markets are, in part,
reacting to news that greece says it will not meet its deficit targets imposed by international lenders. the government is implementing, but greek finance officials say they will miss their targets for 2011 because of the deeper than expected recession. in this country, good news at the gas pump. aaa reports the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular is $3.42. that is down 8 cents from just a week ago. the cost of child care has become a major burden for families. the most expensive state is massachusetts where it costs an average $16,500 a year to raise a child. that is 16% of the average family's income. massachusetts is followed by new york, hawaii, colorado, and minnesota. and despite the fact that income is down and fears of another recession, more folks are buying their pets halloween
costumes. they are indulging in things that make you feel better. "uod may include blue nail polish for 25 bucks or that costume for your pet. i can't imagine trying to get happy or raleigh in a halloween costume. that will not happen. >> just get me some food. >> not the blue nail polish? >> take me out for a nice dinner. that works for me. ashley morrison here in new york, appreciate. it. we will take a quick break on that note. coming up on the morning news, a look at the major cases coming up for the supreme court as it opens its term today. plus the occupation of wall street. hundreds of protesters are rested as they take a stand against corporate america. this is the "cbs morning news." >> announcer: money consistwatch sponsored by just for men hair color. live forward.
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60 people are dead in the northern fill peps after two typhoons struck days apart. the storm is headed to china. it has killed hundreds of people across southeast asia, china, and japan the last four months. the manslaughter trial of conrad murray, michael jackson's personal doctor, resumes today in los angeles. murray pleaded not guilty. on friday, paramedics testified about trying in vain to save jackson. supreme court begins a new term today. among the major cases the court could decide is a request by the obama administration to determine whether the health care law is constitutional and another whether police need a warrant to use a gps to track a suspect. the court will take up a first amendment case to eliminate cursing on broadcast television. no signs of backing down and
the protest appears to be spreading to other parts of the nation. michelle miller reports. >> reporter: they have turned parts of new york's financial district into a campground. hundreds of activists, sometimes more, venting frustration over the direction of this country. >> my father has been unemployed for a couple of years. we got frokoreclosured upon. we are all here for one reason and that is accountability. >> reporter: it's a diverse group, from college graduates to perennial protesters. they have captured attention. and saturday on the brooklyn bridge, they even stopped traffic. that led to 700 arrests. >> i think what you're seeing now is actually an organic grassroots movement that doesn't have an organized leadership
behind it. >> reporter: shakir says unlike -- >> i think it makes it much more harder for people to understand what is galvanizing all of these people, what are the various messages of these people. >> reporter: demonstrations like this are planned in at least ten cities across the nation, an indication that their message, no matter how varied, is spreading. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. we will take a break. coming up check your forecast. and in sports, dramatic action in the first week of the baseball playoffs.
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persistent rain falling throughout the day. in sports, st. louis evened up their national league series with philadelphia last night. albert pujols hit a single off cliff lee. st. louis 5-4 over the phillies. in milwaukee, the brewers broke through with a safety squeeze bunt in the sixth inning. they went on to score four more runs. in new york, detroit's melky cabrera started the scoring for the tigers with a two-run home run in the first inning. max scherzer pitched no-hit ball in the sixth. tigers held off a yankee rally in the ninth to get a 5-3 win. in the nfl, baltimore grounded the new york jets on "sunday night football." the ravens defense pounded jets quarterback mark sanchez and baltimore defeated new york 34-17. in cincinnati, buffalo suffered its first loss of the
season. bengals quarterback andy dalton led a comeback to tie the game in the fourth quarter. cincinnati, though, kicked the winning field goal as time ran out. they would win this game 23-20. when we return, another look at this morning's top stories. and andy rooney has a few more things to get off his chest as he signs off from "60 minutes" for one last time. that's good morning, veggie style. hmmm [ male announcer ] for half the calories -- plus veggie nutrition. could've had a v8. plus veggie nutrition. when you spend more days than not separated from your own life... when the only thing you can be sure of is migraines with 15 or more headache days a month, you're living a maybe life. and you may be living with chronic migraine. but knowing that this thing you're going through has a name, means knowing you can find treatments that are right for you.
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on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. there will be showers from washington down to central california. a few isolated thunderstorms will spawn up into the desert southwest and into the central rockies. in the midwest, sunny skies, breezy and warm conditions can be found from the dakotas down to the central plains. here is another look at this morning's top stories. a verdict could come today in the ammanda knox trial in
italy. she is back in court and issue a personal to the jury. rick perry is facing criticism over a hunting camp his family leased named after a racial slur. after 33 years, andy rooney delivered his last regular essay on "60 minutes" last night. andy rooney is still -- >> first 50 years trying to become well known as a writer. and the next 30, trying to avoid being famous. i walk down the street now or go to a football game and people shout, hey, andy, and i hate that. i've done a lot of complaining here but of all the things i've complained about, i can't complain about my life. and all this time, i've been paid to say what is on my mind on television. you don't get any luckier in life than that. this is a moment i've dreaded.
i wish i could do this forever. i can't, though. but i'm not retiring. writers don't retire and i'll always be a writer. a lot of you have sent me wonderful letters and said good things to me when you meet me in the street. i wasn't always gracious about it. i don't say this often, but thank you. although if you do see me in a restaurant, please, just let me eat my dinner. >> andy rooney is still expected to make occasional appearances on "60 minutes." a new light will be has been developed that gives new meaning to the term long-lasting. light can last apparently as long as 37 years of 12 hours of use per day. the designer says a sophisticated cooling system prolongs the life of the ball and expected to cost $850. for that, it should last forever. celebration of the animal
took place. in new york, there were all sorts of creatures outside the cathedral of the st. john divine. it is held in the feast day of st. francis. this morning, on "the early show," the latest developments from italy on the amanda knox appeals trial. i'm terrell brown. and this is the "cbs morning news."
december. here's monika samtani. she'll have traffic in a moment. mr. bernstein, how are you? >> 40s and rain all day. we were freezing at the fall for fairfax. it was ok. we will have better days ahead. after today. >> ok. >> one more kind of cloudy, crumby, cool, damp, day then it gets better. hey, it is what it is. temperatures are still in the upper 40s in town under mostly cloudy skies. saw a few breaks driving in. a little rain north and west of towns. temperatures will make it only to 55 or so as we get into the middle of the afternoon. better weather ahead. this stubborn storm system still spinning. you can see the counterclockwise circulation with the showers here. yes, wintry mix. four inches of snow up in snowshoe. earliest they had that much snow. we'll check on that. showers still around.
live doppler 9000 hd. you get west of hagerstown, west of interstate 81, the light, cool showers going on here this morning. this stuff is rotating down through the south-southeast. we'll see it a little bit later. look at the temperatures, oakland, quarter mile visibility with some fog and snow mixing in at 34. low 40s hagerstown to winchester at 45. 50 in ned ricksburg. we sit at 48. not going to be very warm today. look at the seven-day. temperatures coming up into the 70s by wednesday. >> my inlaws came in from london. i told them they brought this weather. everything looks great on the roads. green light for early monday morning. at route 198, no problems from laurel to calverton. there has been overnight construction in the right lane and they've pretty much cleared that up for the morning. let's go to the next camera. in tysons corner on the inner loop pass through 50 up in tysons corner, there had been construction at route 7. by the
time you get there, you should be good to go as well. over to 395, nice and light from duke street to the 14th street bridge. the beltway at route 5, branch avenue, no problems here down to andrews air force base into alexandria. coming up in my next report, we'll take a fly of the dulles toll road at 4:39. >> amanda knox could learn her fate today after spending four years in an italian prison. >> an appeals court is expected to decide whether or not the american student's conviction for killing her british roommate should stand, be thrown out for she should be convicted of a lesser crime. the appellate court took up the case this summer after a scientific panel concluded the dna evidence in the case was unreliable. knox mass maintained her innocence from the beginning. new jersey governor chris christie is reportedly close to deciding whether to run for president. he's now reconsidering jumping
into the g.o.p. race and apparently has a team investigating a possible presidential bid. >> political observers say the first republican caucus is just months away and christie needs to make up his mind soon. susan mcginnisss a more. >> rick perry is still trying to drum up support despite the latest hit to his campaign. the texas governor and his family leased a hunting camp named after a racial slur, n head with n being the n word. >> that's very insensitive. since governor perry has been going there for years to hunt, i think it shows a lack of sensitivity. >> republican presidential candidate herman cain shared his outrage sunday. perry's camp says a number of claims made in the story are incorrect, inconsistent and anonymous. the governor denies he used the camp when the racial slur was still visible on a rock saying his father painted over it. il