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68 dead after an airliner crashes this cuba while haiti takes a pounding from tropical caribbean catastrophe. 68 dead after an airliner crashes this cuba while haiti takes a pounding from tropical storm tomas. mixed signals. today's jobs report expected to show the labor market still struggling, as stocks soar to a two-year high. and marathon man, after spending 69 days underground, one of the chilean miners makes the most of his visit to the big city.
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this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 5th, 2010. that chilean miner had quite the moves. good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning the cuban government says there are no survivors after the crash of an airliner with 68 on board. aerocaribbean flight 883 en route from eastern cuba to the capital, havana, thursday, when the pilot declared an emergency. the twin-engine turbo prop crashed in a remote mountainous area about 220 miles east of havana. 28 of the passengers were foreigners, none american. the plane, an atr-72, like this one, was owned by the cuban national airline and is in service around the world. the cause of the crash is being investigated. in pakistan this morning a private plane crashed near karachi. all 21 people on board were killed. the plane had just taken off when the pilot radioed he was
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having engine trouble. he tried to return to the airport, but did not make it. the indonesian volcano mount merapi erupted again today killing at least 54 people. the worst single-day death toll in 80 years. a cloud of ash and gas raced through the mountainside and into villages. villagers tried to escape but many suffered severe burns. the death toll from the past week's eruptions has now topped 100. tropical storm tomas is hitting haiti with strong winds and drenching rain. the center of the storm will pass near western haiti this morning. the storm has sustained winds of 65 miles per hour and is strengthening. many residents still living in tent camps since january's earthquake have ignored warnings to move into more weather-resistant structures like schools or into friends' homes. a dangerous storm surge is expected along with 10 inches of rain. tomas could become a hurricane later today. qantas officials say their
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fleet of a-380 jumbo jets could be back in the sky within days. qantas grounded its six jumbo jets thursday after an engine failure forced a flight from singapore to make an emergency landing. qantas is working with the manufacturer to perform safety checks. >> we believe this is probably most likely a material failure or some sort of design issue that we're tracking, trying to understand. we don't believe this is related to maintenance in any way. >> the a-380 is the world's largest passenger jet. 459 people were on board thursday's flight. none was injured. this morning the labor department releases october's unemployment numbers and the news is not expected to be good. this comes one day after the dow jones industrials finished at their highest level in more than two years. preeti arla is in washington with more on this. good morning, preeti. >> good morning, betty. we'll see how the markets react when numbers come out later today. economists expect they'll show unemployment is high and hiring is weak.
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it is news millions of unemployed americans don't want to hear. cliff hayes's full-time job doesn't pay a cent. >> you never think that -- that something like this would happen. >> reporter: ever since he lost his telecommunications job two years ago he spends his days hitting the phone and computer looking for permanent work but today's jobs report isn't expected to help. analysts predict employers added just 60,000 positions last month. unemployment is projected to remain at 9.6%. >> you kind of get to a point where you say, wow, i mean, when is this -- you know, when is this going to change? >> reporter: there are some signs the economy is improving. stocks surged thursday as wall street embraced the federal reserve's plan to pump $600 billion into the economy. the dow soared to its highest point in more than two years. since new members of congress don't take office until january, current lawmakers will have to try to energize the economy in a
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so-called lame duck session later this month. high on the agenda extending the bush-era tax cuts, which expire at the end of the year. >> we'll work hard to make sure democrats don't raise taxes on anybody. >> reporter: republicans are determined to keep the cuts in place for all americans. while president obama would prefer to let the cuts for the wealthy expire, he's open to compromise. >> we're certainly open to listening to their position. >> reporter: if congress does nothing before the new year, taxes go up for everybody. and the president will give his take on the numbers later this morning. he'll be making a statement at the white house just after 9:00. betty? >> preeti in washington, joining us live, thank you. >> this morning president obama leaves on a ten-day visit to asia, his longest foreign trip since he took office. he'll stop in india, indonesia, south korea and japan. his central goal is to improve free trade. the president's trip was planned before tuesday's
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election results. mr. obama reflected on the drubbing democrats were handed during an exclusive interview with "60 minutes" correspondent steve kroft. >> people make the argument you lost control of the narrative and let other people define you, you haven't sold your successes well enough. >> i think it's a fair argument. you know, i think that over the course of two years, we were so busy and so focused on getting a bunch of stuff done that we stopped paying attention to the fact that, you know, leadership isn't just legislation. that it's a matter of persuading people and giving them confidence. and bringing them together. and setting a tone. and making an argument that people can understand.
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and i think that we haven't always been successful at that, and i take personal responsibility for that. and it's something that i've got to examine carefully as i go forward. >> you can watch steve kroft's entire interview with the president on this sunday's "60 minutes." this morning, a winner in the washington state senate contest. democrat patty murray has narrowly defeated republican challenger dino rossi to win a fourth term. democrats now control the senate with 53 seats. turning now to health news and a promising development in the fight against lung cancer. a major government study shows a high-tech way of screening for the disease can drastically reduce the death toll. michael her zen berg has more. >> reporter: this 67-year-old believes this device saved her life. the former smoker had a ct scan in 2008 that spotted the earliest signs of lung cancer. >> god gave me a second chance in life. and that's how i look at it.
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>> reporter: traditionally doctors use x-rays to screen high-risk lung cancer patients. but a new study finds ct scans are superior at saving lives. >> this is one of the most important cancer findings in the last ten years. >> reporter: researchers split 53,000 former or current smokers into two groups. doctors screened one group with ct scans, the other with x-rays. they found the group with annual ct scans had 20% fewer deaths. lung cancer kills 150,000 americans every year. it's one of the deadliest forms of cancer because symptoms often don't appear until it's too late. studies show ct scans can detect cancer much earlier than x-rays. >> the ability to see tiny lesions as small as only a few millimeters in size is something a chest x-ray just can't do. >> reporter: ct scans do have drawbacks. tests can come back false positive which can lead to unnecessary biopsies. experts say more studies are
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needed before screening guidelines change. doctors were able to remove her cancer and today she's disease free. >> i'm feeling good. i feel perfect. >> reporter: but with a high risk of recurrence, she gets a follow-up ct scan every four months. michael her zen berg, cbs news, orlando, florida. just ahead on the morning news, a new chance for freedom for the so-called west memphis 3. former president bush goes on oprah and talks politics. this is the "cbs morning news." do we know each other? yeah. well, no. no. okay. that worked? chili's $20 dinner for two. share one appetizer, choose two entrees. all you need is somebody to go with. [ commearlier, she hady vonn! an all-over achy cold... what's her advantage? it's speedy alka-seltzer! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus rushes relief for all-over achy colds.
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exonerate them. the arkansas attorney says he'll continue defending the guilty verdicts of the three men in the 1993 deaths of three second graders. eckel's wife, though, hopes the state will just skip the hearing. >> we're going to get a new trial anyway. it's absolutely the case, we will. so, let's just -- let's just move this along. >> she says her husband, who has been on death row for 17 years, is thrilled with the court decision. the case has gained widespread attention after celebrities like johnny depp and eddie vetter rallied support for the defendants. former president george w. bush answered questions from oprah winfrey about the next election and one candidate in particular. >> do you think that sarah palin is the one for the republican party in 2012? >> you know, i -- i am not a political pundit. i'm really not. and secondly, a lot is going to happen between now and the nominating process. i -- i have no clue. >> i'm not asking you to pundit. i'm just asking you your
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opinion. >> yeah, you are. you are asking me to wade back into the swamp. [ laughter ] >> come on in. >> mr. bush told winfrey he declined to criticize his successor because that's the way he would like to have been treated. and he says, quote, i'm through with politics. his new memoir "decision points" goes on sale next tuesday. on the "cbs moneywatch" stocks in asia post more gains this morning. ashley morrison is in new york with much more on all of that. good morning, ashley. >> good morning to you, betty. asian markets staged a big rally. japan's nikkei jumped nearly 3%, ending its best week in a year, while hong kong's hang seng was also higher. wall street's focus will be the government's october jobs report. analysts expect the economy added just 60,000 jobs last month. the economy needs 100,000 a month just to keep pace with population growth. 200,000 are needed a month to really put a dent in unemployment rate, which is expected to hold steady at 9.6%. wall street will also get
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the latest on home sales and consumer credit. stocks surged on thursday to a two-year high after investors bought into the fed's plan to boost the economy. the dow jumped 219 points, while the nasdaq gained 37. toyota profits shifted into high gear, this morning the automaker reported a second quarter profit of more than $1.2 billion, quadruple what it was the same time last year. despite sales slowing down a bit here in the u.s. over lingering safety concerns, sales overseas remain very strong. starbucks sales are really percolating. the coffee chain's net income nearly doubled in the fourth quarter with revenue rising to $2.8 billion. the company's stock rose to an all-time high thursday in after-market trading to more than $30 a share. and you ask for it, you go it. thursday, the jones soda company in partnership with j & d foods introduced its new bacon-flavored soda. you order it now you can get a
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whole pack which comes with two bottles and some, get, this bacon lip bomb, just in time for the holidays, betty. i can only imagine how romantic it must be to kiss somebody whose lips taste like bacon. >> none of that sounds good at all. you know what, if you want some, i'll get it for you for the holidays. >> i'll get you some, too. >> yeah. no one will want to come near us. all right. thanks, ashley, live here in new york. straight ahead, your friday morning weather. and in sports the knicks dial up long distance in chicago.
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in overtime, james harden of oklahoma picked off a portland pass and drove the length of the court for the layup. the thunder pull out a win over the blazers 107-106. and hall of fame baseball manager sparky anderson has died. anderson was the first manager to win the world series in both the american and national leagues. he managed the cincinnati reds in two world series victories and took the detroit tigers to a world series win in 1984. sparky anderson was 76. [ female announcer ] kids who don't eat breakfast may not be getting the nutrition they need to keep their bodies strong. carnation instant breakfast essentials supplies the nutrients of a balanced breakfast to help build strong muscles and healthy bones. carnation instant breakfast essentials. good nutrition from the start.
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san francisco landmark. why those votes may never count. plus, the video game that could help you lose weight,,,, on the "cbs morning ne on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. scattered showers and cooler temperatures continue for the northeast today. the southwest remains dry and mild. and much of the great plains will have a pleasantly mild day with abundant sunshine.
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here's another look at this morning's top stories. an airliner crashed in cuba thursday. all 68 people on board were killed. haiti is getting pounded by tropical storm tomas. many earthquake survivors living in tents ignored warnings to evacuate. also today the labor department reports october's employment numbers. most economists expect the unemployment rate to stay at 9.6%. one of the miners rescued in chile last month is fast becoming a rising star. edison pena is on a whirlwind tour here in new york city. manuel gallegus reports. >> reporter: the chilean miner seemed stunned at the hero's welcome he received in new york, three weeks since he was freed from the mine and he's ready to run the new york city marathon. trapped underground for more than two months, pena says he ran to pass the time and to control his anxiety. twice a day, six or seven miles, along a 1,000-yard dark and muddy path in stifling heat.
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he had to cut his steel-toed boots down to the ankles. >> interpreter: i was going to turn the tables on destiny, that i was saying to that mine, i can out-run you. >> reporter: organizers of sunday's new york city marathon say they invited pena to come watch the 26.2 mile race and were surprised when he said he wanted to run. >> interpreter: i wanted to show the world that i could run it and that, yes, we can! >> reporter: he even got to talk with david letterman. >> interpreter: the first time i walked into a mine, uh, i wanted to turn around and get out. >> a lot of people feel the same way about appearing on the show. >> reporter: the 34-year-old says he and his fellow miners are not heroes, just what destiny had in store with them. he says he ran every day to show god he wanted to live. manuel gallegus, cbs news, new york. this morning on "the early show" actor randy quaid and his wife evi. this is the "cbs morning news.
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the budbus epidemi the bedbug epidemic showing no signs of slowing down. the cost of fighting them has more than doubled topping a quarter a billion dollars. the problem invaded all kinds of businesses. as jim axelrod reports, victims are fed up and fighting back. >> i'm thinking to myself, i can't believe, i can't believe this. i absolutely can't believe it. >> reporter: her bedbug nightmare started after her family stayed at new york's world famous waldorf astoria hotel. her daughter slept on a cot and she says woke up covered in bites. >> the following day, i called up the pediatrician. he said, these are bedbug bites.
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>> reporter: like that, he knew? >> he knew immediately. >> reporter: they believe the bedbugs traveled home with them because their house became infested and they had to throw away furniture, clothing and toys. but they weren't embarrassed about having bedbugs. they were furious. >> very angry that i thought that i was going to a safe place and i ended up in this situation. >> reporter: they are suing the hotel for $13,000 of property damage, plus pain and suffering. >> the bedbugs were in a cot. as far as i know, when my client went out that went out, too. >> reporter: the waldorf astoria tells us after they complained they called in an exterminator who inspected the room and found no evidence of bedbugs. today, another family sued the waldorf also blaming their bedbugs on the hotel. >> it wreaked havoc on us. >> reporter: bedbugs have put businesses on edge. this moving company in the bronx takes every precaution to kill these critters, which could
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spread among customers. have you actually had potential clients ask you, what are you going to do about bedbugs? >> yes. it's a very big deal. >> reporter: so, in between moves, the crews heat the inside of the trucks to 120 degrees, spray down the dollies and certify their vehicles have been checked by bedbug-sniffing dogs. >> i'm not going to take a chance. >> reporter: the problem, the bugs have become resistant to many pesticides. they can live for a year and up to six months without food, that is, your blood. females can lay hundreds of eggs over their lives. in the war against bedbugs man is out-numbered. >> going to get to warehouses and other trucks and continue in other industries, as well. it is just going to happen. >> reporter: you are scaring me. in the age of bedbugs, businesses are afraid customers will bite back.
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jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >> creepy. coming up a bit later on "the early show," more on the break-through lung cancer screening researchers say can save lives and a live interview with actor randy quaid and his wife about their troubles with the law. and dave price helps a viewer live out her dream job at a radio station. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm betty nguyen. thanks for watching. i'm betty nguyen. have a great weekend! -- captions by vitac --
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