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the search for survivors off the coast of italy. as the investigation focuses on the actions of the ship's captain. bowing out, jon huntsman is throwing in the towel and throwing his support to mitt romney. and one giant leap. the new york giants send green and one giant leap. the new york giants send green bay packing and move closer to captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, january 16, 2012. good morning everyone. i'm terrell brown. rescue crews continue to search for survivors on a ship. the costa concordia ran aground
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friday. the conduct of the ship's captain is being questioned and is the focus of the investigation. 4200 people were on board. we now know this morning a sixth person was found dead. 16 others are still missing. including two americans. gerald and barbara hile of minnesota. their daughter says they had been looking forward to their vacation. >> my parents have always wanted to travel. and they sent them all to kids- private school throughout elementary to college. they never had any money. so they wanted to, when they retired, they went traveling and this was going to be a big deal. it was going to be a 16-day trip. so they were really excited about it. >> the captain is being held on suspicion of manslaughter. passengers said he abandoned ship before everyone else was evacuated. anna ma trang a has more. >> rescue teams used a helicopter to lift out a third survivor from a damaged luxury
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cruise liner along the coast of italy. he was a crew member on the costa concordia who screamed for help while emergency workers checked the ship for survivors on sunday. divers found the bodies of two elderly men with their life vests still on. the cruise liner started to tip over on friday after it hit a rock causing a 160-foot hole in the hull. owners of the ship said in a statement on sunday, it appears the captain, francesco schettino made several mistakes. the captain denies he did anything wrong, saying. >> translator: the rocks were not marked on his map and the ship shouldn't have hit anything. >> there are questions about the evacuation process also. survivors say the rush to get on lifeboats friday night was chaotic. >> people were getting on them.
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people were screaming, yelling, pushing. >> it's the nerve center of the rescue operations which continued night and day under dangerous conditions much that's because the ship could sink even laura and become splecomplete i submerged. >> the firefighters are preparing to board the ship. >> we'll keep working until we're sure that no one is alive. >> cbs news, giglio, italy. the republican presidential field, jon huntsman campaign announced he's withdrawing today and he'll endorse mitt romney. sar tara mergener has more. >> good morning, terrell. a campaign aide says huntsman is very proud of the race he ran, but it's time to get behind the person most likely to beat president obama. jon huntsman plans to drop out of the race. the former utah governor will
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make it official in south carolina, nearly a week after he finished third in new hampshire's primary. >> i want to beat expectations like in nam shif. >> huntsman gave no sign he was planning to back out telling reporters it's too soon to predict how he will do. >> the land changes considerably. let not throw out too many conclusions yet. >> he always admitted expectations in south carolina were low. a recent poll showed him with only 4% support, putting him behind even stephen colbert. >> i'm doing it. >> but huntsman endorsement may not help romney where he needs it most, among social and evangelical conservatives. >> the people of south carolina, vote their conscience. >> rick santorum is going after that vote. he got a boost when a group decided to back him as a romney alternative. newt gingrich was their second choice ahead of rick perry. >> i ask you to think about the
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kind of leader to preside over the next years. who will be faithful to your values? >> the candidates have another chance to make tear case tonight when they face off in the latest debate. and rick perry says he'll decide whether or not to stay in the race next saturday after the results of south carolina's primaries are in. terrell? >> tara mergener in washington this morning. thank you. meanwhile, rick perry disagrees the way a video is being held that shows four marines desecrating corpses in afghanistan. >> what's really disturbing to me is the over the top rhetoric from this administration and their disdain for the military, appears. whether it's the secretary of state or the secretary of defense. i mean, these kids made a mistake. >> the video appears to show the marines urinating on the corpses. a military criminal investigation is under way, as is an internal marine corps review. >> al qaeda is expanding influence in yemen. security officials say militants
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captured a small town south of the yemeni capital. the fighters moved in facing little resistance. the town is surrounded. this is the latest town al qaeda has taken over in yemen since a year ago. more deadly sectarian violence in iraq. a car bomb exploded where shiite muslims live. eight people killed, four others wounded. a car bomb exploded 70 miles west of bag cad in anbar province. gunmen battled their way into a government compound that led to the first battle between insurgents and iraqi forces without the backup of american troops. violence in iraq surged since u.s. troops withdrew at the start of the year. in an unexpected move, syrian officials released prisoners. they were given just ten minutes' notice. they are part of the thousands who have been arrested for
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protests against the government. thousands have been killed in the government's crackdown on of 0 minutes last night, the a miles an hour of cutter told bob simon arab troops should be deployed. >> would you be in favor of arab nations intervening in syria? >> i think for such a situation, to stop the killing, we have some -- some troops should go to stop the killing. >> opposition groups rallied again yesterday. pakistan's top court started proceedings. pakistan supreme court ruled that ga lan i failed to open up a probe against the president. the government refused to open the investigation because it says the president has immunity. he could be prosecuted and thrown out of office. take a quick break on a monday. coming up on the morning, a wrap of the golden globe winners. ipad fans get ready. the ipad 3, 3 may very soon be
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people's campaign meant to bring together americans of all walks of life to demand decent jobs decent pay. in money watch, wall street is closed for the holiday. big losses in asia. the nikkei index shed more than 1.5%. the hang seng fell nearly 1%. christoforous has more in the business headlines. >> the ipad 3 is expected to go on sale in march. it will have a high def screen, run a faster processor and work with next generation wireless networks. the tablet will use a quad core chip which lets users jump more quickly between applications. it's the second biggers seller behind the iphone. east man kodak is a stock to watch on tuesday. shares of the struggling photography giant sank 23% on friday on renewed worries the company is preparing to file for bankruptcy. on friday stocks fell after s&p downgraded the debt of some european countries, including france. that could make it more expensive for the affected
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countries to borrow money at a time when europe's financial system is already fragile. the dow jones industrial average lost 49 points and the nasdaq gave back 14. movie and tv studio lionsgate is buying summit for millions of dollars. they produce the series twilight. the deal brings together two small studios putting them on the footing with the largest studios in hollywood. lionsgate is set to release the hunger games in march. that's your money watch. for more, stay with cbs money in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. up next, your monday morning weather forecast and in sports, a huge upset in green bay as the giants send the packers packing.
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through this morning. as much as a foot accumulated in the higher elevations. an advisory was in effect for much of the region. in sports this morning, what an upset. the giants trounced the packers in green bay. new york had everything going their way. hakeem nicks goes up high and pulls down this hail mary pass at the end of the second. that puts new york up by ten. the giants d was on fire too. aaron rodgers gets sacked four times that forced the packs to cost the ball three times. new york takes them down 37-20. it didn't surprise giants coach tom coughlin. >> we did know that some of the things we were able to do were indicative we could play with them and as we prepared this week, we felt the exact same way. we look forward to coming in and playing, as i said. our players were excited about it. >> kind of top of the mountain and you forget how bad this feeling is. after the 2009 season, we lost to arizona. it sucks. then the afc playoff game in
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baltimore. the ravens choked the texans. they intercepted houston quarterback t.j. yates three times, including a grab by ed reid at the four-yard line with two minutes left. houston had a chance to win it still. yates' hail mary pass ended up hitting the turf. no good there. ravens over the texans 20-13. here is next week's championship schedule. on sunday, baltimore new england face off for the crown on the afc. you can see that here 3 eastern on cbs. the new york sients in san francisco taking on the 49ers. the winner of the games will clash two weeks later in super bowl xlvi. when we come back, another look at the top stories. ant a voter i.d. law in south carolina which some say discriminates against minorities. [ male announcer ] every day thousands of people are choosing advil®. here's one story. pain doesn't have much of a place in my life. i checked the schedule and it's not on it. [ laughs ] you never know when advil® is needed.
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here's a look at the weather in some cities in the country.
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d.c., partly sunny, 42 degrees. partly sunny and 55 in atlanta. afternoon showers and 40 in detroit. partly sunny skies, 44 in denver. mostly cloudy, 37 degrees in seattle. meers another look at the top stories. the search continues inside that capsized cruise ship off the coast of italy. at least six people are known to have died. 16 others, including two americans are missing. the ship's owners say there appears to be significant mistakes made by the captain. today jon huntsman is dropping out of the race for the republican nomination. huntsman plans to endorse mitt romney. there's a battle in south carolina over that state's controversial new voter i.d. laws. voters in nine states are already subject to these laws set to prevent voter fraud. critics say the laws place an unfair burden on young, low income and minority voters. jeff glor reports. >> it wasn't trekted at minorities.
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it was direct at the process. >> senator larry martin sponsored south carolina's photo i.d. law, he says to protect the integrity of elections. >> i don't think you wait until there is a problem before you act. >> his stated goal, stopping voter fraud. >> i know we didn't intend for that to be discriminatory. >> attorney general eric holder says says it is discriminatory because black voters in south carolina are 20% more likely than white voters to lack a drivers license or state photo i.d. card. 73-year-old junior glover is one of them. he's voted for decades. but he doesn't have a birth certificate, which is required to get the new i.d. >> i want to still vote. right or wrong. >> critics say the i.d. law is a solution in search of a problem. >> voter fraud in south carolina is a rare instance much it is not rampant. >> conway has run election this is greenville county for 20
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years. >> this is the voter registration list that is used. >> he says a typo or clerical error on a voting record is sometimes misconstrued as fraud. >> the election process in south carolina, at least appears to be extremely clean over the entire state. >> but state motor vehicle's director points out that 37,000 dead people are still on the state's voter registration list. and then he discovered this. >> at least 956 individuals voted after they were dead or more realistically, people voted using their name and/or credentials. >> he can't say where or when the potential impersonation may have occurred. he's passed the information along to state investigators. for now, the state's photo i.d. law won't apply in next week's presidential primary. it's on hold pending the justice department review. >> i certainly do not want it to be an impediment to anybody that
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wishes to vote. we want to make sure that the folks who are who they say they are. >> attorney general holder is expected to address this at a rally in south carolina on monday. jeff glor, cbs news, new york. search operations continue in beirut lebanon following a deadly building collapse. it collapsed yesterday killing at least 11. most of them foreigners. residents say the shaking and pounding from a nearby construction site could have weakened the foundation of their building causing that collapse. and nome alaska is about to get much needed fuel. a tanker is within half a mile of the frozen city. they must drag a hose into town. to complicate matters, it can only be dumped during the day and nome only has about five hours of daylight at this time of year. they haven't had a fuel delivery snce november after a massive snowstorm. coming up later on "cbs this morning," we'll hear from survivors of the italian cruise ship disaster. i'm terrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news." ñ
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> >> >> too many, and welcome to 9news now. today is monday january 16th. martin luther king day. good morning, i'm andrea roane.
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howard is off this week. good morning, you guys. good to be here on martin luther king day. hopefully you can sleep in, if you have the day off. it is cold, temperatures in the teens and 20s. a lot of the kids are off today. it is going to be a cold one. day planner, lots of sunshine. temperatures in the 30s by 9:00. by 1:00 only 30 degrees rain holding off by late today temperatures in the 40s. high pressure is in control. getting us all the sunshine to start out with. also a cold front coming through. right now temperatures in downtown 26. look out in the suburbs. 18 in manassas. 16 in martinsburg. it is very cold out there.
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what did it feel like? 20s. lower 40s in dc. 40 in frederick. rain arriving for tuesday. good morning, good morning everybody. things are looking great. it is martin luther king day. here's what it looks like on the beltway. southbound of i-95. this one involves a tractor trailer. we are going to look at it live. sitting in the median a little bit on its side here. luckily, volumes are light and it is the southbound side of i-95. no problems on the beltway
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between bethesda. no problems to report all lanes are open. back to you guys. we begin with breaking news out of southeast washington. police are looking for the person who abandoned a baby left in the cold around midnight. temperatures are in the teens and 20s this morning. the baby's condition is not known at this point. today our region will join the entire nation in officially honoring the birthday of dr. martin luther king. many gather at the martin luther king memorial on what would have been dr. king's 83rd birthday. >> exactly 83 years after dr. martin luther king jr. was born and almost 44 years after she was shot to death in
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memphis, it is a quietly powerful reminder of dr. king's endurance. among those in attendance at today's attendance was d r. king's son. who said he was here not to just celebrate his father's birthday, but also to remind people that some of his work he dedicated his life to remains unfinished. martin luther king the third spoke about an unfinished work. the memorial itself. the shortened version of one of dr. king's quotations carved into the granite memorial will be length thenned to more accurately reflect the meaning of the quotation. >> i'm sure everyone will understand who ask what martin luther king jr. meant. the


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