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derailment disaster. dozens are killed and more than a hundred hurt when a high-speed train run off the tracks in northwestern spain. the nsa program is saved. a sharply divided house votes down the measure that limits the agency ee power that would collect phone data from american citizens. and anthony weiner faces a tough crowd. he's put on the spot during a public forum. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, july 25th, 2013. good morning. food to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, this morning it's unclear what caused a passenger plane to
jump the tracks in northwestern spain. local officials say at least 77 people were killed. more than 100 others were injured. the eight-car train derailed on a sharp curve near the city of santiago decompostela before sunset yesterday. the derailment was so violent that rail cars were thrown on top of each other. there were 218 passengers on board and many of them were trapped in the wreckage. alphonso van marsh has more. >> reporter: firefighters doused a smoking train car shortly after the derailment in northwestern spain. rescuers rushed to the crash that happened just before 9:00 p.m. wednesday on a curvy stretch of track by the city of sant santee yago. the eight-car train was traveling from madrid. this man says, i heard an explosion and when i arrived, one of the carriages was already over the road that comes out from over there. investigators spent the night combing through toppled rail cars. one was severed in two.
this government official says there's still no clear reason why the accident happened. a spanish newspaper says sources close to the investigation says the train was traveling more than twice the speed limit. the accident happened the night before the start of an annual religious festival that brings tens of thousands to the city. officials canceled all ceremonies planned for today. the train's operator is cooperating with investigators. early today a team began removing the train cars as they try to figure out what went wrong. this is the worst train accident in spain since 1972 when a train collided with a bus killing dozens and injuring more. well, the obama administration has won the first legislative showdown over the national security agency's controversial domestic spying program. last night a narrowly divided house defeated a measure that would scale back just how much information nsa could gather from the citizens.
tara mergener is in washington with more. good morning, tara. >> good morning, anne-marie. the white house is pushing hard against limiting the nsa power and in winning this legislative round. the president was backed by some unlikely allies. 134 house republicans. the amendment is not adopted. >> by a 217-205 vote the house rejected an amendment that would strip away some of the national security agency's ability to collect telephone data from hundreds of millions of americans. the amendments supporters wanted them to identify a specific target before collecting data. >> rein in problems, or get a probable cause or stay out of our lives. >> they pitted republican against republican and democrat versus democrat.
supporters of the surveillance program say it's a necessary tool to keep the u.s. safe from potential terror attacks. >> leading up to the september 11th attacks, a terrorist overseas called a terrorist living amongst us in the united states, and we missed it because we didn't have this capability. >> your name, your address is in the phone book. your name, your address is not in this national security database. >> despite the outcome of wednesday's vote, the agency could see its power scaled back. the white house said it's open to discussion on the scope of the nsa's spying capability, and lawmakers opposed to the program want the debate to continue. >> we'll still have a lot more discussion about the intelligence operations over the course of this government over the next essentially months as we deal with things like authorizing the intelligence agencies. >> the nsa surveillance programs were brought to light last month when former contractor edward snowden leaked details to a newspaper. snowden is still wanted by the u.s. government. he remains holed up at a moscow
airport and is seeking temporary asylum with the russian government. anne-marie? >> tara mergener in washington. thank you, tara. well, president obama travels to jacksonville, florida, today to deliver the latest in a series of speeches on the economy. in illinois yesterday mr. obama said the economy will be the highest priority of his second term, but he says that political gridlock has gotten worse and washington has forgotten the middle class. >> with this endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandal, washington's taken its eye off the ball, and i'm here to say this needs to stop. >> the president also spoke in missouri. republican leaders say the president offered no new ideas. on the "cbs moneywatch" now, congress reaches a student loan deal, and facebook earnings soar. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning, ashley. >> and good morning to you,
anne-marie. well, good news for students borrowing for college just got cheaper. on wednesday the senate passed a bipartisan bill to lower interest on student loans. in july they double to 6.8%. the federal loans are linked to financial markets and will go up when interest rates eventually rise, but this fall the rates are locked. undergrads will pay 3.9%, grad students, 5.4%, and parents, 6.4%. president obama is urging the house to pass the bill quickly. house republicans may add a work requirement for people who get food stamps. they met wednesday to consider ways to trim the $80 billion a year program. 40 million americans received food stamps last year. the government says 92% are children, the others, elderly, disabled, or people already working. tokyo's nikkei lost 1% while
hong kong's hang seng lost half a percent. facebook didn't just beat the street wednesday. it blew it away. the social network delivered better than expected second-quarter profits with revenue from mobile ads leading the way. last year at this same time they actually posted a loss. facebook stock jumped almost 20% in after hours trading. weak earnings from caterpillar. the world's largest equipment company dragged on wednesday. the dow ell 25 points while the nasdaq went up slightly. two of the world's top bra makers are merging. hanes brand, which makes the wonderbra, has joined with maiden form. they face tough competition from victoria's secrets and spanx. the deal still needs to be approves by shareholders. the president of carnival and royal caribbean defended their industry before a senate committee. over the past five years there
have been 63 fires onboard cruise ships. the committee introduced a bill to improve passenger safety. it's certainly been a tough time for cruise lines lately. >> yeah, but people still get on boards. >> they love the buffets. >> maybe that's it. >> ashley morrison here in new york. thank you, ashley. coming up on the "morning news," political pressure, former congressman anthony weiner resists calls for him to drop out of the mayor's race in new york city after his latest sexting revelation. this is the "cbs morning news." latest sexting revelation. this is the "cbs morning news." ♪ the joint is jumpin' [ male announcer ] osteo bi-flex helps revitalize your joints to keep 'em jumpin'.° like calcium supplements can help your bones, osteo bi-flex can help your joints. osteo bi-flex... now available in all major retailers
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pope francis called for the world to. after the mass the pope blessed the multitude who stood outside in the cold rain and promised to return in four years. federal officials say the blown out well burning in the gulf of mexico won't create a major environmental disaster. that's because it's pumping natural gas, which dissipates quickly. the fire collapsed part of a drilling rig at the site tuesday. a contractor hired to bring it under control says a relief well could take weeks. and anthony weiner faces growing calls to quit the race for mayor of new york over a new sexting scandal. an influential voice added saying weiner should step aside. weiner is brushing off those calls. as vinita nair reports he even put a humerus spin last night. >> reporter: anthony weiner played it for laughs at a new york city forum wednesday when
someone asked a candidate whether they prefer facebook or twitter. weiner is under fire again for using social media or text messages to send more sexually explicit messages to a woman he met online. his rivals say it's no laughing matter. >> i think the consensus across the city is anthony should not run, and i agree with that. >> reporter: earlier weiner said the scandal shouwould not stop campaign. >> at the end of the day the sit extend is faced with more challenging in their life than anything i have done in the past. >> reporter: it was a similar scandal that forced weiner to vacate his congressional seat in 2011. while candidates at the forum focus their attention on anthony weiner, new yorkers and people around the world are now focused on his wife huma abedin. abadin is a former top aide to hillary clinton. she stood by her husband in word and deed tuesday, making rare
public statements about her personal pain. it took a lot of work and a whole lot of therapy to get to a place where i could forgive anthony. >> reporter: but their marriage and his campaign will likely be tested again. the website that released the latest messages says it will publish even more in the coming days. vinita nair, cbs, new york. stray ahead your morning weather and belichick breaks his silence. the new england patriots coach speaks publicly for the first time since former player aaron hernandez was charged with murder.
here's a look at todas here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new york, rain today. thunderstorms in miami. chicago will be mostly sunny. dallas, sunny, but a high of 102. los angeles, clouds, then sun. time now for a check of the national forecast. a cold front bringing showers and thunderstorms moves through the midwest. strong wind gusts and hail is possible from northwest michigan through kansas and it will be hot in parts of the south. temperatures could hit 100 degrees west of the mississippi. the heavy rain and showers will move into new england late thursday. tulsa, oklahoma, is cleaning up this morning after damaging storms swept through the area. winds brought down trees and tore roofs off buildings. tens of thousands are without power. meteorologists are calling
yesterday's storm a derecho. that's because that's when powerful storms were measured at 250 miles per hour. former new england patriots tight end aaron hernandez will be held without bail until his next court appearance next month. it will give prosecutors more time. meanwhile his former coach the usually restrained bill belicheck commented for the first time on the murder charges. >> reporter: at the same time aaron hernandez was in court on the murder case, his former coach spoke about the incident for the first time. >> it's a sad day. it's really a sad day on so many levels. >> reporter: patriots' head coach bill belichick was shocked and disappointed when he heard about the charges he said the patriots work hard to find players who will be a positive influence on the community. >> this is not any way that the new england patriots want to do things.
as a coach for the team, i'm primarily responsible for bringing people into the football operations. >> reporter: the coach refused to answer specific questions about hernandez since it is an ongoing investigation. last month hernandez was charged in the execution-style murder of his friend, semipro football player odin lloyd. he was killed at a nightclub. hernandez has pled not guilty. prosecutors have asked for more time to prepare their evidence. his attorney objected. he said they've already had weeks. the hearing took place about ten miles away from belichick's news conference at gillette's staid yumt. >> it's time for the team to move on. >> reporter: and the team is clearly trying to distance themselves from hernandez and the crimes he's committed.
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jail. the perks offered to some bay area convicts, wita little extra cash. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:3 ,,,,,, here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., some sun today, 82 the high. partly sunny in atlanta and mostly sunny in st. louis. thunderstorms in denver, though, and sunny in seattle, a high of 81.
100 days after the boston bombings, the last hospitalized victim went home yesterday. mark lost part of his right leg and broke his spine in the attack. he's undergone 49 surgical procedures. he says his son and fiancee jen have kept him going. >> just because a tragedy happens doesn't mean you have to stay down. you move forward and put your mind to setting goals for yourself. >> he says he looks forward to walking down the aisle at his wedding and hopefully dancing. the new royal baby has a name and it's steeped in history. prince william and his wife kate are calling the newest member of the royal family as george alexander louis. he'll be known as prince george. his father was george the 5th
and george iii was the king when they gained independence. and remember this guy? >> god save the queen. >> reporter: the town cryer who loudly proclaimed the birth of prince george. he certainly looks the part. it turns out he had nothing to do with the royal family. the 76-year-old calls himself the world's biggest gate crasher. and the former president bush did something very unusual. he shaved his head to show support for the 2-year-old son of a secret service agent. the boy is undergoing treatment for leukemia. the 89-year-old went bald after seeing members of his secret service details shave their heads. the bushes lost their second child to leukemia 60 years ago. maybe not the best look, but for the best reason. and coming up on "cbs this morning," a coast to coast crack down on one of the nation's
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off massachusetts there's a batting brewing over the catch of the day. cod fishermen say their livelihoods are being threatened and as michelle miller reports, they're blaming the government. >> it was central to the economy of gloucester, massachusetts. al catone has fished here for three decades. >> it's the only job i ever had. i started when was 12, summers fishing with my dad, and when i graduated high school, i started full time. >> reporter: on a great day he could reel in 2,000 pounds, but new government limits have reduced his catch to 500 pound as day. he's on the water once a week now instead of six. >> reporter: how can you survive off a once-a-week catch? >> you can't.
>> reporter: you feel you're getting squeezed. >> i haven't been squeezed. i've been destroyed. >> reporter: in may the national ow . he says overfishing and climate change have reduced the cod supply to price's level. >> the water temperatures are warming. cod and many other species are moving north, they're moving east, and if we're going to rebuild these stock, we still have to limit how many fish can be taken. >> reporter: the government estimates there should be at least 127 million pounds of cod off the coast of new england. but its research in 2011 estimated there were only 21 million. so you question their number. >> yes, i do. i question their numbers. we can't possibly overfish all the stocks out there.
>> science is something that's always challenged, especially when scientists are giving people news they don't want to hear. last year fishermen caught 60% of the quota that they were given, so fishermen couldn't find the cod either. >> reporter: massachusetts has sued the federal government to ease the costs. claiming the cost of fishing towns could be ruined. >> i don't see anything surviving the way the cuts were put together this year. >> reporter: is it that serious for a town like gloucester? >> it's devastating. this whole infrastructure is going to implode within a year. >> reporter: the catone family has been fishing for four generations. he's sure there won't be a fifth. michelle miller, cbs news, gloucester, massachusetts. coming up after your local news on "cbs morning news," the fate of nsa leaker edward snowden. john miller looks into snowden's options. plus, an exclusive interview with the family of american
hackney. frank is off. >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald here we are again, how are you this morning? it is thursday, july 25. i'm brian hackney. frank remains off. >> i'm michelle griego. time now just about 4:30. let's get a check on our weather. it's a little warm this morning. >> did it feel a little warm to you? >> it does. >> we have that fog, did you
see that? >> no. >> of course not. there is some fog out there. [ laughter ] >> take my word for it especially approaching the coastline, dense again early on. the temperatures in the 50s and the 60s. we'll have more on your weather coming up in a moment. >> okay. and let's go out towards the bay bridge. we have a couple of cash lanes once again closed. the tollbooths 12 and 13. yesterday we saw an interesting pattern form as they have been closing some of the cash fastrak lanes. right now you're good to go into san francisco. >> thank you. a 66-year-old woman in oakland is shot and killed while driving her car yesterday on fern street in oakland's fairfax district just a mile from her home. neighbors told kpix 5 reporter christin ayers judy salman was in the wrong place at the wrong time. >> we're all just stunned and shocked and saddened. reporter: friends walked into 66-year-old judy sala man's home a few hours after she was shot in her car less than a