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washington heads for another budget standoff. with time running out in the latest funding fight, the government could be headed toward a shutdown. the fbi releases chilling video of the deadly attack at the washington navy yard and says the gunman aaron alexis randomly targeted his victims. >> i seen him walk up to a set of stairs and just go up foot over foot up the stairs just like you do. and bionic breakthrough. new hope for amputees as researchers show off a prosthetic leg controlled by its user's mind. captioning funded by cbs user's miechbltd this is the "cbs morning news" for t this is the "cbs morning news" for this thursday, september 26th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, congress has just five more days to pass legislation to avoid a shutdown of the federal
government, but the obstacles seem almost insurmountable. the senate and the house remain at odds over health care and the debt ceiling. some lawmakers are prepared to let the government shut down. according to a cbs/new york times poll, an overwhelming number of americans, 80%, say it is not acceptable to threaten a government shutdown during budget negotiations. susan mcginnis is in washington the latest. susan, good morning. >> acceptable or not there are those on capitol hill who are willing to take the risk. basically we have a bill here that funds the government, something all sides want, but inside, there's a part that defunds obama care, not something all sides want. the trouble is while they are bickering, the clock is ticking. texas senator ted cruz joined every one of his senate colleagues, 100 in all, in voting to begin debate to keep the government funded.
cruz voted yes after spending 21 hours on the senate floor to try to preserve part of the bill that would defund obama care. cruz's republican colleagues concede they don't have the votes to ee liliminate the president's health care law. >> the reality is that we will need 13 democrats to override a presidential veto. >> a final vote on a resolution without the obama care provision is expected in the senate tomorrow, and then the bill heads back to the house where anything could happen. >> it's really unclear how the house is going to react to all this. >> democrats and republicans are meeting to figure out their next move. democrats had dinner here on capitol hill last night and appear to be on the same page. >> where are you all on a c.r. that contains any kind of limit on obama care? >> totally 100% against. >> republicans meet today and while some rank-and-file members want to keep up the fight, gop
leaders may be ready to deal. >> i think they're smart enough and they'll take the brunt of the blame if the government does shut down. >> a new cbs/new york times poll report shows 44% of americans would blame republicans for a shutdown. 35% would blame president obama and democrats. now, there are some possible ways out of this quad meyer. house republicans are reportedly looking at moving their fight over obama care to a different bill coming later. that one would raise the nation's debt ceiling. another option is to add in a one-year delay to obama care. it would approve avoiding a shutdown next tease. either way, they're looking at a long weekend. anne-marie? high drama and gridlock. susan mcginnis in washington.
thank you. well, october 1st isn't just d-day for the budget. it's also the day when open enrollment begins for president obama's health care law. the obama administration says the cost of a mid range plan would average about $328 a month nationally, but that varies depending on where you live and the plan you choose. don dahler explains. >> today we're going to cover the new york government health care benefit exchange. >> reporter: these phone counselors are in training at the new york state health exchange call center. starting next tuesday, hundreds of them will be on duty to help guide people through the dozens of choices they face. the calls have already been pouring in. lisa sbrana is with the new york department of health. >> we're getting about 580 calls a day on average. >> reporter: what are they mainly asking about? >> you know, what their rates will look like. >> reporter: depending on where you live and the plan you choose, rates will vary. in addition to the state to state differences, rates vary from city to city within the state. in new york city a 40-year-old making $50,000 a year would pay an average of $415 a year, but upstate in ikt a ka, new york, the average is $446.
that's $372 more a year. why is there so much variation in the average premiums even within the state? >> some of it is related to the geographic area in the state. in the city, of course, you have you know, thousands of providers, which is really different than if you're in a small upstate county. >> reporter: it's the insurance companies that set the rates. the more competition within a community in general, the lower the premiums. after the exchanges are up and running, consumers will be able to read reviews on the health care exchange websites about how well the plans actually work. that information is intended to weed out insurance companies that aren't living up to expectations. don dahler, cbs news, new york. well, we are learning more about the gunman who opened fire at the washington navy yard. the fbi said aaron alexis had a history of mental illness suffering from paranoia and delusions. alexis believe thad he was being bombarded with radio waves and there is now dramatic video of alexis just before he started
shooting. vinita nair reports. >> reporter: surveillance video shows aaron alexis pulling up to the navy yard in washington, d.c., and then prowling the third and fourth floors with a sawed off shotgun. you even see him run toward a group of people at the end of the hallway. the newly released images don't answer why he dunned down 12 people last week, but the fbi says it now knows his mindset when he entered. >> there are indicators that alexis was prepared to die during the attack and that he accepted death as the inevitable consequence of his actions. >> reporter: the shotgun he used, sawed off on both ends, hat three messages etched into it. not what you say on one side of the gun and an end to the torment at the other end of the barrel. the other side, better off this way. my e.l.f. weapon. >> he head the belief he was held or influenced by extremely low frequency or e.l.f.,
electromagnetic waves. >> reporter: gators say the 34-year-old navy reservist and i.t. contractor had a well documented history of mental health issues. they say there is no indication that alexis was targeting anyone specific when he opened fire. vinita nair, cbs news. the fbi is helping with the investigation into the mall massacre in kenya. agents arrived yesterday. at least 67 people were killed by al shabaab militants, the al kaeda-linked group that took over the nairobi mall. but numerous uncounted bodies remain in the rubble of the collapsed floors. the militants stormed the mall saturday afternoon. last night the leader said for the first time his group was behind the attack. at united nation, today representatives from iran and six other countries will discuss how to proceed with the next round of negotiations over iran's nuclear program. iran's new president hassan
rowhani told the "washington post" that he wants to reach a deal within three to six months. they asked him why he didn't want to meet with president obama when they were both at the u.n. >> what's necessary for you to have a bilateral meeting with the president? >> translator: well, after all, we're speaking of two countries who have had no relations for 35 years. so it's clear that to begin talks requires some preparation work. and whenever the prep work is completed, i believe that it's possible to have the meeting. perhaps if we had more time here in new york, we may have been able to coordinate what was necessary for that meeting to take place. >> rowhani insists iran has no intention of building nuclear weapons. and you can see more of charlie
rose's interview with the iranian president coming up on "cbs this morning." coming up on the "cbs morning news," miracle on the bay. oracle sale sails for a win of the america's cup and it's a comeback for the ages. and jaw-dropping diamond that's a shade different from the rest. this is the "cbs morning news." i don't just make things for a living i take pride in them. so when my moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis was also on display, i'd had it. i finally had a serious talk with my dermatologist. this time, he prescribed humira-adalimumab. humira helps to clear the surface of my skin by actually working inside my body. in clinical trials, most adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis saw 75% skin clearance.
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(pop) (balloons popping) i can see the edge of my couch! (balloons popping) pakistani activist pakistani activist malala yousafzai was honored. she was shot last year for her outspoken support of girls' education. >> women are denied, they are neglected, even in the developed countries. they are not given the opportunities to move forward and be what they want. even in america, even in america people are waiting for a woman
>> former secretary of state hillary clinton was in the audience. malala is the youngest person to be nominated for a nobel peace prize. on the "cbs moneywatch" now, jpmorgan chase in settlement talks with the government, and a giant diamond that will have you tickled pink. wendy gillette is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, wendy. >> good morning, anne-marie. asian stocks were mixed after a report of corporate tax cuts in japan. tokyo's nikkei added more than 1%. hong kong's hang seng lost a quarter percent. worries about the economy and looming budget battles sent stocks on wall street lower. the dow jones industrial lost 61 points. the nasdaq composite was down 7 points. jpmorgan is in negotiations over its claims to handle mortgage-backed securities of over $11 billion. the department of justice has been investigating the bank over securities which lost value after the housing market plunged, leading to financial crisis.
the settlement would include $7 billion in cash and $4 billion to consumers. >> the financially strapped post office wants to raise the price of a first-class stamp to 49 cents. that would be a 3-cent increase. the post of board says raising the postal stamp price is the last resort. if it is imposed, it would go into effect january 26th. a new high-tech $100 bill is scheduled to go into circulation on october 8th. the new bill still bears the face of benjamin frank, but part of the declaration of independence has been added and part of the ink changes color when turned. it's all part of an effort to make counterfeit bills easier to spot. check out this rock which ways 59.6 carats. it goes on auction in november and could sell for more than $60 million. the pink star was mined somewhere in africa in 1999 and was first sold in 2007. it's the most valuable diamond ever offered at auction.
anne-marie, i think it would look very good on you. >> i was thirching about you, maybe a necklace. we'll pool our money together in the newsroom. wendy gillette in no. well, straight ahead, your thursday morning weather. and in sports, a home run drop that runs into a roadblock at home plate. [ sally ] my antidepressant worked hard to help with my depression. but sometimes, i still struggled to get going, even get through the day. so i was honest with my doctor. i told her i'd been feeling stuck for a long time. she said that for some people, an antidepressant alone only helps so much and suggested we add abilify (aripiprazole). she said that by taking both, some people had symptom improvement as early as 1 to 2 weeks. i wish i'd talked to my doctor sooner. [ female announcer ] abilify is not for everyone. call your doctor if your depression worsens
or you have unusual changes in behavior, or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens and young adults. elderly dementia patients taking abilify have an increased risk of death or stroke. call your doctor if you have high fever, stiff muscles and confusion to address a possible life-threatening condition. or if you have uncontrollable muscle movements, as these could become permanent. high blood sugar has been reported with abilify and medicines like it and in extreme cases can lead to coma or death. other risks include increased cholesterol, weight gain, decreases in white blood cells, which can be serious, dizziness on standing, seizures, trouble swallowing, and impaired judgment or motor skills. [ sally ] since adding abilify, i feel better. abilify and my antidepressant make a pretty good team. [ female announcer ] ask your doctor about a free trial of abilify and go to addabilify.com. here's a look at today's here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new york, a perfect fall day,
sunny, 72. miami, thunderstorms today. chicago will be sunny and 70s as well. dallas, sunshine and some clouds in los angeles. well, it's being called one of the greatest comebacks in the history of sports. oracle team usa raced to its eighth straight victory on wednesday to capture the america's cup. oracle was one loss from elimination before skipper jimmy spithill led the improbable rally to win the oldest catastroptrophy in american sports. >> i'm loving every minute of it. i'm doing it with the team around me. it doesn't get any better than this. >> oracle team usa actually won 11 races in the competition. the team was penalized before it for a rules violation before the regatta began. in baseball now, one more division crown has been claimed. detroit pitcher max scherzer wins his 21st game of the season as the tigers beat the twins, 1-0. detroit wins the american league central for the third year straight.
and the cleveland indians are getting closer to securing their first playoff spot since 2007. in the fifth inning, nick switzer's powering home run gives the indians a 4-1 lead, and cleveland's pitchers combine for 16 strikeouts in a 7-2 win over chicago. with four games to go, here's a look at the american league wild-card race. tampa bay and cleveland holding the top two spots, and texas one game behind. the atlanta braves have already wrapped up the n.l. east title, but they're still taking things pretty seriously. milwaukee's carlos gomez hits a homer off paul maholm, but the braves think that he's walking it a little too long, and they let him know it as he rounds the bases. and when gomez reaches home plate, catcher brian mccann is blocking the way. both benches clear and punches
are thrown. gomez never actually touches home plate but milwaukee is credited with the run and milwaukee would win the game, 4-0. when we return, a major stride for artificial limbs. an amputee is able to control his robotic leg with the power of his mind. able to control his robotic leg with the power of his mind. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] build anything with the new toyota tundra. toyota. let's go places. ♪ [ male announcer ] for those who willingly take on the day. [ screaming ] [ male announcer ] to make it better for someone else. the same way the smooth, creamy taste of coffee-mate makes coffee and your day better.
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here's a look add today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., sunshine, 77 the high. atlanta, some clouds, but nothing but sunshine in st. louis. breezy and sunny in denver today. seattle, sunny with a high of 62. well, a team of specialists is giving new hope to the 1 million americans who have lost legs due to disease or injury. they've created the first bionic leg controlled by brain power. dr. jon lapook takes a look at the breakthrough research. >> reporter: four years ago zac vawter lost his right lower leg in a motorcycle accident. after years in a regular prosthetic leg, he's testing the first one controlled by a brain wave. >> i seemingly walk up a set of
stairs by going foot over foot like you do, whereas, with my normal prosthetic, i kind of have to drag it behind me as i go up the stairs. >> reporter: in the "new england journal of medicine," researchers describe how it works. when the person thinks about moving, a signal is sent through the brain down through the spinal cord. these impulses control the muscles. after the amputation the muscles are no longer there, but the nerves are. zac underwent surgery to move these nerves to his hamstrings. sensors relay these nerve strings to the computer in the leg, which instructs the knee and ankle how to move. >> the simple way to explain it is we've rewired him. now bring it back. >> researcher levi hargrove and a research team in chicago engineered the device. >> you think about the device, it pushes you along, pushes you up stair, helps control you when you walk down stairs and it's all in a seamless manner. >> it really blew my mind.
the first time we did that, it was a pretty amazing experience because i hadn't moved my ankle in a way that i could see for two years or whatever it was. >> reporter: the army funded the researchers hoping to improve the lives of 1 million soldiers and americans who have lower leg am piations. >> we're really trying to make these advanced devices that will allow them to get back to active duty or later in life allow them to move around their home and remain independent longer. that's one of the primary goals of this research. >> the hope is that in three to five years many more people will be able to get this new leg, and with each step zac takes, researchers move closer to that goal. jon lapook, cbs news, new york. from bionic limbs to nasal transplants, a chinese man's whose face was damaged during a car crash is getting a new nose and doctors grew it on his own forehead. they placed tissue expanders into his forehead stretching the skin into the shape of his nose
here's another look at this morning's top stories. the senate voted unanimously to take up a budget measure passed by the house that prevents a government shutdown but removes funding for president obama's health care overhaul. the senate version will restore obama care and send the bill back to the house. the government runs out of money in five days. and this is just released video of washington navy yard gunman aaron alexis just before he started shooting. the fbi says he randomly picked his targets and suffered from years of mental illness. alexis thought that he was being bombarded with low frequency radio waves. now, the crew of t international space station doubled overnight. the soyuz capsule carrying three as troy naughts docked with the space station this morning.
american michael hopkins and two russians traveled six hours in the capsule from kazakhstan. their six-month mission includes a space walk with the olympic torch. in health news now, a lot of us eat fish and nuts and that's because they contain omega-3 fatty acids. fatty acids are supposed to provide a variety of nutrients, but as adriana diaz reports, some of it may be exaggerated. >> reporter: they can preserve your memory as you age. >> i try to eat as much fish as i can. >> reporter: researchers from iowa followed more than 2,000 women ages 65 and older for an average of six years. they found no relationship between the level of omega-3 acid in their blood and their cognitive ability as they got older. but experts say it's limited because it only measures omega-3 acid in the blood stream.
>> you cannot conclude in this study that having omega-3s in your diet is not important by itself. >> reporter: researchers say you shouldn't change your diet because of the study. they say nuts and fish are still good for you. >> they're important for practically all aspects of your body health, particularly heart, but they may protect you from risks of cancer. >> reporter: julia says she and her friends still take the supplements. >> i'm going to continue taking it because i think its good for you. >> reporter: experts say fish and nuts are a healthy alternative to red meat and full fat dairy products which are high in saturated fat. adriana diaz, cbs news, new york. in france two artists created a moving illustration of the cost of war. along with volunteers they stencilled 9,000 silhouettes in the sand on the norman dy beach. that's the toll from the invasion in 1944. they say they wanted to create a visual representation of the unimaginable. the project is called "the
falling." and just hours later, the tide came in and washed the silhouettes away. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," an update from capitol hill on efforts to avoid a government shutdown. we'll get analysis from john dickerson. plus former first lady laura bush stops by to tell us about an initiative to help women in africa, and comedian robin williams joins us in the studio. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
great. we are going to see a lot of sunshine. but going to see some winds around the bay area over the mountaintops today and that means red flag warnings have gone up. more on the forecast coming up. >> speaking of the winds, chp has issued a high wind advisory for the richmond/san rafael bridge. a big rig broken down at 580 in livermore. it's blocking a lane of traffic but so far 580 is moving well between the altamont pass and 680. i'll have more traffic in a few minutes. >> good to have you on board. >> good to be here. a brush fire in burlingame turned the ride home for thousands of commuters into a big nightmare last night. caltrain service was brought to a standstill for hours last night because of that fire. firefighters had to drag hoses across the tracks. you see it there. kpix 5's brian webb with more on the delays that were so bad, some commuters took a break to make a beer run. reporter: caltrain's cars packed with impatient commuters moved at a snail's pace late in the in
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