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launch disaster. north korea defies the world and launches a long-range rocket which fizzles back to earth. tragedy in new hampshire. a police chief just days from retirement is killed during a drug raid. and hero mayor. newark's cory booker rushes into a burning building and saves his neighbor's life. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, april 13, 2012. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle miller. it's being called an embarrassing failure. north korea defied the world and launched a rocket but about a minute after takeoff it broke into pieces.
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hours later north korea admitted the satellite failed to enter orbit. condemnation has been swift. the u.s. says it is suspending plans to give food to north korea and the u.n. security council has scheduled a meeting for later today. the rocket was supposed to have blasted off to the south, a trajectory not to threaten the u.s. or any other nation. it was to have splashed harmlessly into the sea but officials say it broke apart about 90 seconds after lift-off. the white house issued a statement saying north korea's provocative action threatened regional security, violates international law and contra convenients its own recent commitment. the u.s. remains vigilant in the face of north korean provocation and is fully committed to the security of our allies in the region.
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pyongyang says the rocket contained only annette-monitoring satellite but secretary clinton says it's the potential payload that is worrisome. >> there's no doubt this satellite would be launched using a ballistic missile technology. >> the race is on to locate the fallen debris to find out what went wrong and to determine where north korea got the technology to build the rocket. meantime north korea is reportedly making preparations to conduct a nuclear test. in syria, the u.n. brokered cease-fire which lasted almost a day may be over. there are reports of heavy gunfire this morning between government forces and rebels near the border of turkey. also today, opposition leaders are calling for widespread protests but the turnout could be low because the government has not removed tanks and troops from the city. back in this country, a small town in new hampshire is reeling after a shooting that killed at least one police officer. it happened in greenland, a
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suspect open fire last night when police approached his house during a drug bust. the town's police chief was killed and four other officers wounded. the gunman and woman are still inside the home in a standoff with police. residents say the officer killed chief michael maloney had been on the job 12 years and was about to step down. >> he was a -- he's a wonderful chief. he's eight days away from retirement. it's just not fair because he's a working chief. he didn't shirk back and let anybody else do the work he wouldn't do himself. >> greenland, new hampshire, has only six other police officers. another siege under way in modesto, california, after a sheriff deputy and a civilian were killed. police were serving an eviction notice yesterday when gunfire broke out. then a few hours later the apartment building where the suspect is hiding burst into flames.
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officials say the suspect may have military training. in florida, george zimmerman remains in jail after his first day in court. he's charged with murdering 17-year-old trayvon martin. manuel gallegus is in sanford with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. prosecutors say george zimmerman profiled trayvon martin and assumed he was a criminal the night he was killed. legal experts say there is still a real chance that this case will eventually be thrown out because of florida law. george zimmerman may soon ask a judge to let him out of jail. his lawyer says a bail hearing will probably be held a week from today. >> mr. zimmerman -- >> reporter: zimmerman made his first court appearance on thursday and is charged with the second-degree murder for the shooting of trayvon martin. he's held in a 67-square foot square. he can't watch television but does have access to the jail commissary.
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this receipt shows he spent $80 on soap, playing cards and snacks. zimmerman's attorney says his client is scared. >> now to know that he's facing charges that could put him in prison for life, how could you not be frightened? >> reporter: he's being held in an isolated cell here. officials say he's kept away from the general population because of the high-profile nature of the case. sdmrirmman his lawyer says he'll plead not guilty when he's arraigned. the neighborhood watch volunteer says he fired in self-defense after the teenager attacked him. prosecutors say zimmerman followed and confronted the unarmed teen after a police dispatcher told him not to. the state points to screams heard in a 911 call. martin's mother, sybrina fulton, says it's her son's voice. >> we have a long journey in order to finish what we set out to do and that's to get justice for trayvon. >> reporter: if convicted he faces 25 years to life in prison.
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an attorney for the martin family says they want to repeal or amend florida's stand your ground laws as part of trayvon martin's legacy. >> manuel gallegus in sanford, florida. now to politics and the fight for women. four years ago, 53% of the votes were cast by women and 56% of them went for mr. obama. that's why a full-blown campaign war has erupted over comments made by a democratic strategist about mitt romney's wife. nancy cordes has that story. >> reporter: it started when democratic commentator hilary rosen said mitt romney's wife, ann, had no experience in the working world. >> guess what, his wife has never worked a day in her life. she's never dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing. >> reporter: rosen is not connected to the obama campaign but republicans called out the campaign anyway.
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romney senior adviser said the remarks insults hard-working moms. democrats quickly distanced themselves from rosen. obama's campaign manager said she should apologize. even first lady michelle obama weighed in, tweeting that every mother works hard and every woman deserves to be respected. ann romney herself, who normally avoids controversies, had this to say -- >> my career choice was to be a mother. i think all of us need to know we need to respect choices that women make. >> reporter: republicans have been looking for a way to win back women after damaging fights this winter over insurance coverage for contraception and funding for planned parenthood. a recent "usa today"/gallup poll found president obama led romney by 18 points among women. so romney has been spending more time talking about his wife, calling her his sounding board. >> she reports to me regularly the issue women care about most
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is the economy and getting good jobs for their kids. and for themselves. >> reporter: this week he repeatedly argued that the president has failed working women. >> this is an amazing statistic. the percentage of jobs lost by women in the president's three years, three and a half years, 92.3% of all the jobs lost during the obama years have been lost by women. 92.3%. >> reporter: the white house points out one of the president's first acts was to sign a law promoting equal pay for woman. a law they note many republicans in congress opposed. nancy cordes, cbs news, washington. and president obama also denounced the comments by hilary rosen. >> when i think about what michelle's had to do, when i think about my own mom, a single mother raising me and my sister, that's work. >> mr. obama also says the families of candidates should not be used as targets in
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political campaigns. coming up on "the morning news" a mayor turned hero. newark, new jersey's cory booker rescues a woman from a burning building. first, scott pelley has a preview of "cbs evening news." >> we'll have the top stories from around the world. plus, we will look back almost 30 years to when charles kuralt first bumped into the domino man. now see what happens when steve hartman bumps into dominos when he goes on the road. he goes on the road. never missed opening day. i but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function, starting within 5 minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better, and that means... game on! symbicort is for copd, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
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she was -- and the mayor immediately, initially being held back by detectives responded, look, we have to save her. she may die, she may die. went in and grabbed the woman out of the bed and carried her through the fire with the assistance of detectives downstairs. >> booker suffered burns on one hand but didn't mention it in a tweet he sent before going to the hospital. thanks to all who are concerned, he wrote. just suffering from smoke inhalation. we got the woman out of the house. booker sent a later tweet in which he thanked one of the detectives. on the "cbs moneywatch," another penalty for goldman sachs and the material girl unveils her first perfume. drew levinson is here with that and more. >> good morning to you. china's economic growth fell to its lowest level in three years but that news did not seem to send chills through the overseas markets. tokyo's nikkei jumped more than 1%.
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hong kong's hang seng climbed nearly 2%. after wall street stock snapped a five-day losing streak on wednesday, stocks surged on thursday. the dow gained 181 points to get within 13,000 once again. the nasdaq added 39. and google gave investors more good news after the closing bell. the internet company released a better than expected earnings report. google also announced it will split its stock make. ing its shares more affordable to more investors. goldman sachs has agreed to pay $22 million to settle charges it improperly shared confidential research. government regulators say between 2006 and 2011 goldman analyst passed along the information to a select list of vip clients. last year the investment firm paid $10 million to settle similar charges in massachusetts. postal workers are rallying against potential cuts to the mail service. workers say if congress does not step in by may 15th the postal service will close 3600 offices,
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cut 100,000 workers and end saturday delivery. the postal service says it lost more than $5 billion and that number is expected to grow this year. and madonna has ruled the charts for decades. now she's trying to gain an edge at the cosmetics counter. the material girl launched her first fragrance called truth or dare. madonna says the goal was to create a scent that reminds her of her mother. more scents for a woman with lots of cents and dollars. >> take a whiff of that. drew levinson here in new york. thanks, drew. straight ahead, your friday morning weather. and in sports, a water hazard with teeth.
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here's a look at today's here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country new yo ney, 6w yo7.rk, m3.iami, mostly sunny, 83. thunderstorms, 60. dallas, cloudy, 67. l.a., thunderstorms and 59. now for a check of today's national forecast. showers and thunderstorms will dot the plains in western great lakes. severe storms are likely in kansas, oklahoma and north texas. rain and thunderstorms will continue along the west coast spreading inland to the northern rockies. the sierra mountains will get more heavy snow. the northeast, mid-atlantic and
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much of the southeast will be in sports, the new orleans saints named assistant coach joe vitt to run the team during sean ayton's season-long success ong ion. he was penalized for a bounty system. six-game suspension suspension himself in the same case. it's unclear who will be in charge for those games. now to first round action in the stanley cup playoffs. ashington and boston and the bruins' chris kelly scored on a ly scored shot in overtime for a 1-0 sruins hope to be the first to since the stanley cup champs since the red wings in 1998. in st. louis, the win went jo the visitors. san jose's martin havlat gave the sharks a 3-2 victory over the blues. ng> in the nba now, miami at chicago with time running out, the bulls' watson nailed the
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hree-pointer to tie it at 84-84 watson na wade missed a buzzer-beater. sending the game into overtime. the bulls ran away with it overscouting the heat 12-2 for a 96-86 victory. 12-2. w to baseball. a 6-ls at twins. l.a. had a 6-0 lead in the fifth mning but joe mauer got minnesota back into it with the homer to homer to right. in the eighth, justin morneau's mo-run shot put the twins up to stay for a 10-9 comeback win. finally, talk about a water a hazard. a toothy spectator moved in for a close look at the heritage tournament in hilton head, south carolina. turns out, a bunker rake works one motivator and one caddy appears to be an experienced ator wrangler. gator wr the critter retreated but not rar. when we come back, the art ef the heist.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., sunny, 64. atlanta, sunny, 75. st. louis, thunderstorms, 67. denver, partly sunny, 60. seattle, partly cloudy and 59. police in serbia are holding four men accused of stealing a masterpiece by impressionist painter paul cezanne. after arresting the suspects in two raids this week, they found the painting "the boy in the red waistcoat" hidden in the headliner of their van. stolen with three other impressionist works from a swiss museum in 2008. the painting is valued at $110 million. here in new york, an online video turned a mild-mannered
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architect into a some kind of subway superman. call him snack man. it began during a fight of a man and a woman on subway. 24-year-old charles saunders decided to step in, literally, munching on a bag of chips. he calmly moved between the two combatants and that was that. >> thought if i got in between them, they would just stop hitting each other, maybe diffuse the situation a little bit. >> posted to the internet, that video went viral and there's even a snack man page on facebook. and the so-called french spider-man pulled off his latest stunt. yesterday alain robert climbed qatar's tallest building, which is more than 1,000 feet high. it's the highest ever scaled by a climber without a safety rope and harness. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we'll speak with newark mayor
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cory booker about how he rescued his neighbor from a burning house. i'm michelle miller and this is the "cbs morning news." can't believe i bought a 6" subway breakfast sub and got this one free. wow! [ tires screech ] buy one 6" sub? [ tires screech ] ...and get another one free? before 9am. all april long. [ male announcer ] subway, eat fresh.
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in china, a scandal that has brought down a top party leader is seen as an example of the ruthless politics in that country. the controversy involves the politician's wife and the murder of a british businessman. barry petersen has the details. >> reporter: the chinese nicknamed bo xilai a prince land, which means one of the most powerful men in china. now called criminal. in a case part soap opera, part murder mystery. in a stunning late night announcement this week bo was dumped from china's bureau, the powerful committee that runs the country. his glamorous wife, gu kailai, has been arrested for the murder
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of neil heywood, a british man found dead in a hotel room last november. at the time, chinese police said he died of alcohol poisoning. although his family said, he didn't drink. now heywood and g-u are said to have had a falling out over shared business ventures. few other details are known but the scandal has engulfed china's top leadership that likes secrecy above all else. when we met bo more than a decade ago, he was the appointed mayor of a northern city and already marked as a rising star. >> it's a hard job in china today. >> reporter: from there he moved on to be party boss in chongqing, a city of 30 million and one of the fastest growing cities in the world. billions of dollars from foreign investment poured in from companies like coca-cola and ford. and while bo's fortunes soared, he began a ruthless crackdown on his political and business rivals. bo's unraveling began when
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chongqing's police chief pled to a u.s. consulate seeking political asigh limb. he's alleged to reveal heywood was poisoned. bo denied any wrongdoing. they are pouring fifth on my family, he says. this case of alleged corruption and murder is seen as one thing more assigned to china's top leadership may be in trouble. the last time the party faced such a public crisis of confidence from its own people, say some observers, was the tiananmen square uprising in 1989. the same questions then are the same questions now. is bo the underside of a party where the privileged elite can abuse power at will, in this case to the point of murder. barry petersen, cbs news, beijing. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the latest from the pentagon on north korea's rocket launch. we'll get details from david martin.
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plus, beware of a tax return scam targeting desperate families and costing them big money. and comedian jim gafagan stops by studio 57. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thank you for watching. i'm michelle miller. have a fantastic day. we'll see you on monday pop ,,,,
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