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escalating campaign. the rhetoric rach et cetera up in the race for the white house and it's focused on vice presidential candidates joe biden and paul ryan. he is the ideological leader of this republican coress. >> i just say that comments of this nature sink the white house just a little lower. jackpot drawing. $320 million on the line last night in one of the biggest powerball drawings in history. and king of the hill. seattle mariners ace hernandez reaches baseball's pinnacle. tossing a mer game. >> a perfect game by seattle tossing a mer game. >> a perfect game by seattle mariner done by the king. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, august 16,
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2012. good morning everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. campaign 2012 has sfwournd a nasty name calling affair. president obama calls the latest criticism from mitt romney dishonest. romney says the president "will do or say anything to get elected." all the attention on the vice presidential candidate, particularly by biden and paul ryan to overhaul medicare. susan mcginnis is with us. ever since ryan was chosen as romney's running mate a lot of the spotlight is shifting to the vice presidential candidates for now. just like the presidential candidates, these two seem to offer more and more evidence that an ugly campaign is getting uglier. >> whether paul ryan will help or hurt mitt romney's chances of winning the white house remains to be seen. but one thing is for certain,
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romney's choice of running mate has helped make medicare the latest hot button issue in the presidential campaign. >> we want this debate. we need this debate and we will win this debate. >> romney and ryan claim president obama raided medicare funds to pay for the affordable care act. >> the president took $716 billion from the medicare program, he raided it to pay for obama care. >> the president says the plan ryan proposed in congress would turn medicare into a voucher system that would hurt senior citizens. >> it was estimated that governor romney's running mate -- it is president obama's running mate who sparked controversy over another issue. regulation of the financial sector. it was over how vice president biden described romney's plan to regulate wall street before an audience filled with african-americans. >> they're going to put y'all bark in chaps.
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>> romney said it's proof that the obama team will do anything it can to stay in power. >> i think it's demeaning to the nature of the process, particularly at a time when we face the kinds much challenges we face. >> on wednesday, president obama defended his vice president saying folks like to get obsessed with how something was phrased even if everybody understands that's not how it was meant. ryan's budget proposal holds the same $716 billion in medicare cuts that the president's plan holds. romney saysist plan would restore those cuts can, terrell. susan, thank you so much. paul ryan's controversial budget plan proposes fundamental changes in a plan -- there's also medicaid. the program that provides health care for the poor and disabled. medicaid served 60 million americans. that's about 10 million more than medicare. most are low-income children and their mothers and senior citizens. ryan's proposal would cut federal spending on medicaid by
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$800 billion over ten years. and states will receive a lump sum. by shifting control to the states would end the current right to coverage under federal law. critics plan to appeal a judge's ruling uphoemding pennsylvania's new voter identification law. the law touched off a firestorm of debate on voting rights that many fear are critical in the pregs dengs election. elaine quijano has the report. >> to produce a government approved photo i.d. at the polls to prevent fraud. the pennsylvania law was upheld by state judge robert simpson who called it a reasonable nondiscriminatory, nonsevere burden. shannon royer is pennsylvania's deputy secretary of state. >> this court decision is a victory for fair and honest elections. >> but opponents say pennsylvanians most likely to be without photo i.d. are poor, judge or minorities.
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constituencies that often vote for democrats. republican governors and republican-led legislatures championed voter photo i.d. laws in nine of the ten states that have passed since laws since last year. lawyer judith brown represented voters who sued to block the pennsylvania law. >> these voter i.d. laws undermine democracy by cutting off participation. >> we looked at those ten states which recently passed photo i.d. laws and found fewer than 70 voter fraud convictions in the past decade. among 40 million registered voters. 94-year-old lives in the philadelphia suburbs. she sued to stop the law because she doesn't have a drivers license. >> i have voted in every presidential election, but i'm afraid i won't be able to vote in this one because i don't o have photo i.d. >> but pennsylvania officials say they will spend $5 million on outreach to help voters meet the new requirements.
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>> if you don't have an i.d., pennsylvania has over 70 drivers license centers around the state where voters can get an i.d. for free. in no way, shape or form is that a burden to the average voter. >> the judge who upheld the law estimated 80,000 of the state's voters do not have a photo i.d. opponents plan to file an appeal this week with pennsylvania state supreme court. but it's unclear if it would rule before the election. elaine quijano, cbs news, new york. to the battle over i am gags. arizona governor jan brewer signed an order to deny drivers license to immigrants who obtain work authorization under a new federal program. across the country yesterday, tens of thousands of illegal immigrants signed up for the new program allowing them to work legally in the u.s. without being deported but not a pass to citizenship. the suspected gunman who started shooting at the headquarters of a lobbying group
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made negative comments about the group before he fired. at the family research council in washington yesterday. the frc opposes same-sex marriage and abortion. he shot the security guard in the arm but the guard and others fought back. >> the security guard was pay hero and did an excellent job in stopping the gunman from getting further in the building and from anyone else getting injured or shot by him. >> the suspected gunman recently volunteered at a community center for guy, bisexual and transgender people. he's charged with assault with a deadly weapon. a state of emergency in dallas following an outbreak of west nile virus. the first aerial spray to control in 45 years could -- 200 cases have been reported in dallas. this morning, out west, dozens of wildfires continue to burn and are growing. we begin in idaho. hundreds of residents this in two small towns east of boise started to evacuate. there are nine big fires in
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idaho alone. central washington, firefighters say a fire that burned dozens of homes is 25% contained. ben tracy reports. >> just look. >> this family could only stand and stare at what little the fire left behind. >> i'm glad you found your bathtub from your dollhouse. >> jennifer and david's children are safe but the home of 13 years is gone. >> you have your family. everybody is safe. that's really what's most important. but then there's so much sadness and grief and despair. >> their house was one at least 60 destroyed by the flames that tore through these hillsides. 800 firefighters are now beating back the blaze. calmer winds are finally giving them the upper hand. >> today, good day for the firefighters. >> rex reed is the incident commander. this morning he said the fire was 10% contained. cautiously optimistic that we might be in the 25% range by end of business today. >> so this is where you're
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living right now. >> this is where we're living. if the house is gone, this might be permanent home. >> mary lou smith is living in a parking lot waiting to find out what's happened to her neighborhood. >> hopefully, our neighbors will all be lucky. >> you've been saying a lot of prayers? >> yeah. we know our church -- >> water up to help people. >> help came too late for this family who are not sure what's next. >> it's hard as a parent to just have to admit we don't know. >> yet, with some sidewalk chalk they found in the rubble, these kids made it clear what they will always carry with them. cle elum, washington. a california man who set a fire that caused five people to have heart attacks versus been convicted of murder. hickey fowler was convicted of ar sond and murder. he started a fire near san bernardino in 2003. it burned 91,000 acres and 1,000
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buildings. the government of ecuador will announce its decision on granting asylum to julian assange this morning. there were protest outside the british embassy overnight. assange is holed up in the ecuadorian embassy in london trying to avoid extradition to sweden. he faces charges of sexual misconduct. the government has threatened to storm their embassy if assange isn't turned over. time to check that powerball lottery ticket. there is a single winner of that $320 million jackpot. we'll tell you where that lucky ticket was purchased. this is the "cbs morning news." ? morning donut cookies chips, chips,...! silence those tempting thoughts with new light & fitreek. its creamy thick texture helps satisfy you. it has twice the protein of regular lowfat yogurt. and at 80 calories it's the lightest greek yogurt with fruit.
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a setback after the air force, an unmanned aircraft plunged into the pacific ocean. the wave rider was dropped from a b-52 tuesday. the air force says a faulty pin caused it to break apart. it has one aircraft left and has not decided whether or not they're going to fly it. cbs "moneywatch" time on a thursday. facebook stock could face a rough day today and checkhose tickets. someone hit the jackpot in last night's powerball drawing. you know it wasn't me and it wasn't ashley morrison because we're both here this morning. ash, good morning to you. >> i wouldn't be here if i had won. most asian markets got a boost after -- the nikkei rose nearly 2% and the hang seng shed half a percent. con sierm prices stayed flat a sign that inflation is being kept in check and a sign that manufacturing is rebounding. industrial production in the u.s. increased but investor reaction was cool.
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the dow lost 7 points and the nasdaq was up 13. it's cash-in day for some facebook shareholders. early investors are allowed to start selling their shares now that the lockout period has ended. if they decide to sell, the influx of shares could drive facebook stock even lower. auto sales aren't flagging in the summer. sales during the first half of august matched july's pace and the overall surge in car sales has spurred growth in auto dealerships. a new report find there were 108 more dealerships at the end of 2011 than there were in 2010. samsung is taking the latest shot in the tablet computer battle. the south korean company releases the galaxy 10.1 today. the tablet is equipped with a digital pen and allows users to view two applications at once. the price starts at $499. and that's just chump change for someone out there. a single ticket sold in michigan matched all of the numbers in
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last night's powerball lottery drawing. the jackpot increased to $337 million. the tenth larmg he's prize in u.s. history. just in case you bought your ticket in michigan, here are the winning numbers. 6, 27, 46, 51, 56 and the powerball 21. terrell, i can't even imagine. >> i know. i'm thinking about who i know in michigan right now. >> i was too, actually sfiemt we had this plan yesterday saying we were going to win. i don't think you bought the tickets, did you? >> no. i was thinking you were going to do it. >> we missed that. ashley in new york. good to see you. thank you so ch. up next your weather forecast and in sports, king felix rules the rays. throwing a perfect game.
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. in new york, mostly sunny, 86. thunder showers in miami, 91. thunder showers in chicago, 78. partly sunny and hot in dallas, 100. in los angeles, fog then sun, 86 degrees. let's check your national forecast. showers and thunderstorms are moving across parts of oklahoma to the great lakes region. much of the northeast will be partly cloudy to sunny and it will be hot in the pacific northwest. in sports this morning shall the king can finally wear his crown. the mariners felix hernandez pitched a perfect game. no hits, no runs, nobody on base and he did it by overpowering the tampa bay rays. king felix struck out the side
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not once but twice for a total of 12 ks. this was it was the 23rd perfect game in baseball history but the first ever for the seattle mariners. >> felix hernandez, the 2-2. he got him! 34 years, 119 games. it finally happened. a perfect game by a seattle mariner. it was done by the king! >> awesome. this was the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and the third perfect game. from a celebration to a shocker. the giants outfielder melky cabrera suspended for 50 games for failing a doping test. he was the mvp in the allstar game and was batting .346, second in the national league. he apologizes and accepts the suspension. without melky, they couldn't handle them. in l.a. a collision at the plate. torey hunter sliding him and his left spike nails the umpire in
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the head and knocks him flat. got a big gash and he left the game. hunter was out. the angels breezed bied indians, 8-4. toronto's mayor is caught in a cell phone picture reading while driving. we'll get reaction from the mayor.
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. in d.c., 88. partly sunny in atlanta, 92. strong storms in st. louis, 88. mostly sunny skies in seattle, 90. the mayor of toronto got caught doing something sle unsafe but not illegal. it was posted on twitter. mayor rob ford in an suv, reading while driving. says the mayor was barreling down a toronto expressway. when asked about it, the mayor
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didn't deny it or think he did anything wrong. >> i'm busy. i've got to be, you know -- i don't know what that has to do with the trade mission. but anyways -- ridiculous questions sometimes. seriously. >> uh-huh. guilty. toronto's chief of police is now asking mayor ford to accept a security detail and get a driver. this has got to be the ultimate demolition derby. motor home racing. this race was in british columbia. first vehicle to cross the line wins. no prize money but the winning driver, that is a hot mess. literally. does get a trophy. just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, there was in video of a shark lurking in cape cod bay. officials aren't sure if it's a great white. if it is, it would be the first sighting in the bay in years. earlier this month, a great white bit a swimmer in a cape cod beach. wouldn't be in that water. coming up, rebecca jarvis looks at what's behind the
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. good morning. welcome to 9news now. today is thursday, august 16. i'm methylenedioxypyrovalerone. i'm -- i'm mike hydeck. good morning, monika samtani. she'll have traffic
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momentarily. howard bernstein has weather. good morning. humidity has dropped off a bit. sunny. on the warm to hot side but nothing we can't handle after the summer we've been dealing with. let's show you the day planner. a good looking morning. clear skies. 85 by noon with a high up around 90 or so. northwest winds 5 to 10. this is a 90 that will be a comfortable 90 if there's such a thing as opposed to some of the sticky 90s we've been dealing with. the big storms stayed south of d.c. for the most part. you can see how we've cleared out into the morning hours. some 50s actually in western maryland. 57 in oakland. we've got 61 in frederick. in town 71 with the warm spot annapolis at 74. manassas 63. spoke to bill in the northern neck. he said this morning 67. and prince frederick 70 degrees there this morning. this afternoon sunny, hot, not
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too humid. your highs upper 80s to around 90, 91. monika samtani, weather's good today. how about traffic? with the exception of one overnight accident, traffic's not too bad. we have construction of course. first of all on the west side of town, you've got that construction on the outer loop between the dulles toll road and route 50. eastbound dulles toll road at the beltway as well. you want to watch out for those two stretches. let's take a live look at 395. at about 2:45 this morning, there was a single-vehicle accident. you can still see the flashing lights at the top side of your screen there. basically on the southbound side of 395, the ramp to seminary road. watch out for the residual activity. volumes are so light overnight that it shouldn't be causing any delays for you. just give them the space they need to deal with the last bit of information that they're gathering. in the meantime let's go back over to the maps. this time to the north side of town. if you're planning to head over to the beltway near kenilworth avenue, watch out for the construction on the outer loop it's taking up three lanes
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there. we'll end with a live look at southbound side of i-95 here at 175. no delays between baltimore and here. i'll be back with more traffic at 4:39. >> thank you, monika. a security guard at the family research council is on the mend this morning after he was shot. >> the f.b.i. says at least for now the alleged gunman is being held on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon. the shooting was yesterday in the council's lobby on g street in northwest. 28-year-old floyd corkins ii of herndon, virginia is now being held on federal charges. investigators say the wounded security guard leo johnson panged to wrestle the suspect to the ground after he was shot. >> he did an excellent job in stopping the gunman from getting any further into the building and from anyone else getting injured. >> we're told the gun recovered at the scene was purchased legally. neighbors in the herndon community where floyd corkins ii lived are in shock. investigators spent most of
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wednesday at the suspect's home searching for clues. ken molestina has that part of the story. >> reporter: neighbors who say they know the corkins family say this woman is the suspect's mother. she didn't say anything and refused to answer any questions as she was escorted to her car by an f.b.i. agent. any message you would like to get out about your family, ma'am? investigators spent hours looking for clues and hoping to get more information on 28-year- old floyd corkins, the man suspected of shooting a security guard inside the family resource council building in d.c. from what we've been able to dig up, corkins doesn't seem to have much of a criminal past. we know he volunteered for a gay rights advocates group. >> very nice, never had a problem. i don't know him personally. i've spoken to the husband. >> reporter: people here are equally curious about the suspect as investigators are. the family is described as being low key and many of the folks don't know much about the


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