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>> glor: tonight, day five of shutdown developments. the house votes to reimburse furloughed employees while hundreds of thousands of defense department workers will return. jeff pegues is in washington. the the dakotas dig out from record snow, while in the gulf rain. in the west, it's wind. manual bojorquez and carter evans have more. the n.y.p.d. investigates the revelation that an off-duty officer was there when an s.u.v. driver was tracked down and beaten following a chase. and meet baxter. could he help bring overseas jobs back home? >> our employees would be happy to have several more baxters. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> glor: good evening,
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everyone. i'm jeff glor with a western edition of the broadcast. the vote today was 407-0, a umaninous decision in the house of representativeses to give backpay to furloughed federal workers. that's about all congress completely agrees on right now. it is day five of the government shutdown. we also learned that defense secretary chuck hagel is ordering most of the defense department's 350,000 furloughed civilian workers back on the job. withñioore on all of this, heres jeff pegues in washington. >> reporter: if house speaker john boehner had a plan to end the government shutdown this morning, he wasn't sharing. >> good morning, everybody. nice to see you all. >> reporter: speaking today on the senate floor, majority leader harry reid pointed the finger across the aisle. >> all the speaker has to do is find the courage to defy the tea party for the good of our great country. >> reporter: reid and boehner have not spoken face to face sinced with's meeting at the white house. >> fund the government! >> reporter: democrats are hoping as pressure mounts,
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enough republicans will defect to get a clean funding bill pass the the house. >> hi, guys. >> reporter: in an interview with the associated press released tais, president obama addressed the gridlock. >> we know there are enough members of the house of representatives-- democrats and republicans-- who are prepared to vote to reopen the government today. today. >> reporter: but republicans, including california's darrell issa, blame the democrats for the shutdown saying they refuse to compromise. >> in order to have a grand bargain, you have to bargain. in order to bargain, you have to meet. we've asked for a conference. the senate has refused. >> reporter: the house has been passing small, targeted funding measures that would reopen sections of the government, including national parks and the department of veterans affairs. but they haven't passed the senate. democratic congressman george miller says it's all or nothing. >> the whole country is waiting for the republicans to come to their senses and understand that you cannot run the largest, most important country in the world on a day-to-day base. >> reporter: jeff, the department of defense is
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ordering most of their 350,000 civilian employees back to work as early as monday. that number represents nearly half the number of federal employees furloughed because of the shutdown. >> glor: jeff pegues, thank you. it is an active weather weekend in nearly every part of the country. the gulf coast is preparing for the arrival of tropical storm karen. at least nine tornadoes touchedded intown in the plains. so does dan extraordinary amount of snow. and on the west coast, the issue is wind. we're going to start with tropical storm karen which has weakened but is still prompting warnings along the gulf coast this evening. tonight manual bojorquez is in pensacola beach, florida. >> reporter: the first sign of the approaching storm here was the rough surf. life guards like alex johnson are busy keeping swimmers out of water. >> the rip currents are incredibly strong or days like today. so no swimming. >> reporter: joanna gurchiek has seen powerful storms in the 26 years she's lived in
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pensacola beach. she hopes this storm won't be another one. >> because we have a lot to lose. when we had the hurricane in 2004, many of us lost a lot. >> reporter: officials urged reads from the florida panhandle to louisiana's barrier island tolz heed the warnings. winds up to 40 miles per hour and flash flood regular still expected. in mississippi, people are using sandbags to protect their homes. there were some evacuations in low-lying areas like louisiana's plaqueminess parish, where the storm surge could be up to three feet. >> if we were confident, we wouldn't be asking for the evacuation. it's too close to call. we don't want to make a judgment on the wrong side. >> reporter: the storm has impacted oil production in the gulf cutting output by half. but, jeff, some workers are already being sent back on to platforms, a sign the worst of the storm has passed those areas. >> glor: manuel, thank you. in southern california, the
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threat is hurricane-force winds. the santa anas. carter evans is in porter ranch in the northern san fernando valley. >> reporter: the winds have been blowing steady like this all day. in some areas near los angeles, gusts have exceeded 80 miles per hour. the humidity is also extremely low, single digit in? someareas. it's so drierk the national weather system says these are the worst fire conditions in five years, and a red flag warning will continue through the weekend. in august, wind-driven flames destroyed 26 homes in the mountains about 100 miles east of los angeles, a reminder of how fast these fires can spread. the brush in this area is already extremely dry from drought conditions. so when it's this windy, southern californiaians know all it takes say spark from a lawnmower or a cigarette thrown from a car window to set off a fast-moving wildfire that can be devastating to a community like this. cartecarter evans cbs news, los
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angeles. >> glor: in the plains take a look at the early season snow. this is rapid city, south dacoat aburied by 19 inches, more than doubling wont-day record for october set back in 1919. four employees of the local national weather system office were among those snowed in. in nebraska, as many as nine tornadoes touched down overnight. the most damaging was in the town of wayne. at least 10 buildings were reported destroyed, at least 15 people hurt, one of them critically. tonight, the "new york times" is quoting an unnamed u.s. official saying u.s. nav navy seals have seeds a leader of the ramzi bin al-shibh group. in libya, al qaeda militant aby abas el-liby was captured near tripoli in a joint operation by the u.s. military, the c.i.a., and the f.b.i., and is now in
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u.s. custody. the u.s. has been pursuing el-liby for 13 years for his involvement in the bombing of the u.s. embassies in kenya and tanzania in 1998. in oxnard, california, an 18 wheeler went off a freeway ramp and plowed into a car dealership. the truck set 10 vehicles on fire and damaged six more. firefighters quickly put out those flames. the reports this evening that the new york city police department's internal affairs investigation is investigating multiple off-duty police officers involve involved with a group of bikers who chased and beat an s.u.v. driver in manhattan last week. wcbs tv's dave carlin has the story. >> reporter: cbs news has learned at least one off-duty detective and two off-duty new york city police officers were part of a motorcycle rally that let lead to a road rage incident last weekend in new york. >> one of them, if not more, was there when the driver of the s.u.v., alexian lien, was pulled from the vehicle and beaten.
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his wife and two-year-old child were also inside the s.u.v. during the assault. those n.y.p.d. spers could face suspension, dismissal or charges of hindering an investigation or not coming forward earlier. investigators also moved this range recovery at the center of the incident to another location for additional processing and evidence gathering. in other developments, another person was taken into police custody, and authorities released a photo of a new person of interest. dave carlin for cbs news, new york. >> glor: president obama has waded into the controversy over the name of the washington redskins, telling the associated press in an interview that those who oppose the use of the name have legitimate concerns. >> if i were the owner of the team and i knew that there was a name of my team-- even if it had a storied history-- that was offending a sizable group of people, i'd think-- i'd think about changing it. >> glor: in response to the
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president, redskins attorney lanny davis said today the name redskin is 80 years old. he said the vast majority of the public supports it. he said, "we do not intend to disparage or disrespect a racial or ethnic group. later, the newly discovered painting that could be a lost leonardo da vinci masterpiece. bike the way, one man's way of getting to san francisco. and she's a millennial trying to log on to the government's new health care web sites. she is not the only one having problems. those stories when the cbs evening news continues.
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a still trying to heel it's troubled web site healthcare.gov, which has been overwhelmed by millions of people trying to enroll in new health insurance exchanges. ren enrollment functions will be
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unavailable during overnight hours this weekend while technicians do their work. those issues are taking place while the g'ernment takes new approaches, trying to court millennials to enroll. here's terrell brown. >> reporter: when pizzeria manager kristen aveis turned 27 earlier this year, she was too old to be covered by her parents' insurance, so she bought catastrophic coverage from private insurer pyre. at $163 a month, she said it's all she could afford. >> anything billed to the hospital, any major medical expense billed to the hospital was covered. the fine print in that was no doctors' fees were covered. >> reporter: that fine print became clear to aveis when she faced thousands of dollars in doctors' fees and collection notes after a series of tests from a health scare which turned out to be a false alarm. >> i paid about $10,000 out of pocket in 2012 for those procedures. >> reporter: you had no idea. >> i-- i really-- i had no idea it was going to be that much
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money. >> reporter: what plan are you on now? >> i have no coverage at the moment. >> reporter: none. >> and i said i can't afford to pay, you know, $200 a month almost to health insurance and also pay all these bills at the same time. the only thing that-- that exists that will be affordable it for me is something from the affordable care act from the new york health exchange. >> reporter: according to the kaiser foundation, 61% of adults say they're uninsured because they're unemployed or the cost is too high. the government plans to enroll about 7 million americans in health care exchanges that offers subsidized health insurance by next spring. but in order for it to work, 2.7 million young adults like avis mup muslim brotherhood recruit to offsite costes of older americans who are less healthy. avis tried to shop on the exchange this week for a plan in of but like many, experienced problems online. she'll keep trying until she's covered. terrell brown, cbs news, middletown, new york. >> glor: supporters of immigration reform staged more
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than 150 marchs and rallies across the country today. more than 300 people marched in philadelphia. mayor rahm emanuel was among those taking part in a march in chicago. more than 3,000 people marched in phoenix ending in a rally at the federal courthouse. next up, parents saying no to whooping cough vaccinations.
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>> glor: health officials say children should be vaccinated or the country risks bringing back many rare diseases, but in california air, growing number of parents are saying no. bill whitaker met one of them. >> whons what color we're missing? >> purple! >> green! >> reporter: three years ago dotty hagmier began making healthier food choices for her family. she also made a crucial decision about vaccines. >> i feel like there's-- there's
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no reason at all for me to continue to vaccinate my children. >> reporter: that includes vaccinations for whooping cough or pertussis, a highly contagious bacterial disease of the respiratory system that causes uncontrollable coughing. an outbreak in 2010, sickened more than 9,000 people and killed 10 just in california, the worst since 1947. but hagged mire worries about the vaccine's potential side effects. you think the risk of taking the vaccine is greater than the benefit? >> i personally do, yes. even if i get my kids vaccinated they're still at risk to get the whooping cough. >> reporter: even though the c.d.c. says the vaccine protects seven out of 10 children from whooping cough air, growing number of parents in california, most of them affluent and educated, are signing wafers refusing to vaccinate their children, and that's alarming officials. dr. deborah lehman is a leading
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infectious disease specialist in los angeles. >> parents today are being asked to vaccinate their children against disheez they haven't seen. they don't remember the summers of polio epidemics and certainly not whooping cough. so there's a sense that these diseases don't exist anymore. >> reporter: a newly released study found that communities with large clusters of unvaccinated children were two and a half times more likely to experience whooping cough outbreaks. >> i think we're going to see more outbreaks. when we slip below that protective sort of 95% of the community being vaccinated we really risk outbreaks. >> reporter: hagmire stays she's relying a healthy diet, rather than vaccines to boost her kids' immunity. >> the main point is that it should be the parents' right to make that decision. >> reporter: despite a statewide vaccination campaign, some schools report as many as 84% of parents are opting out. bill whitaker, cbs news, dana point, california. >> glor: still ahead, robots at work.
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why baxter could be a key to more american jobs.
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>> glor: the payroll processor a.d.p. says private businesses added 166,000 new jobs in september. in the future, some of those could be manufacturing jobs returning from places like china thanks to a new piece of technology already working in an assembly line in pennsylvania. here's michelle miller. >> reporter: meet baxter, just seven months on the line, he's the newest member of the team at pennsylvania plastics manufacturer rodon. >> he works 24 hours a day, seven days a week, without a break. >> reporter: factory vp lowell allen has put baxter to work at what he's best at-- boring, repetitive jobs. >> our people have really taken to baxter.
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he's nonthreatening. he's helping them do their job. >> reporter: baxter is designed to work safely alongside humans. six facial expressions indicate status to human partners. a raised eyebrow signals confusion ifing? smg is not right on the line. but most of the time baxter works alone. >> the best part i like is baxter doesn't have a mouth so baxter doesn't talk. >> reporter: slow but steady, baxter toilz on 24/7 without breaks or benefits. he costs only $22,000, and even with power and programming costs, baxter is a $3-an-hour worker. >> they did not necessarily replace anyone. in fact, we need higher skilled people to maintain and program those pieces of equipment. they just enable jobs to be performed more efficiently, and, therefore, less expensively. >> reporter: baxter is part of the new factory noor, a cutting edge mix of people and technology that has helped to reduce production costs enough to bring manufacturing back from
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china. >> so what we're seeing now is companies bringing jobs back to the u.s., not just because of patriotism, but because of the pure economics. the wages are rising in china. the u.s. is getting more competitive. the average american worker is more than three times as productive as the average chinese worker. >> reporter: for rodon and its sister company k'nex, that means 25 new job in three years. >> we're adding equipment, people, and possibly breaking ground next door. >> had the automation not been put in place fair lot of these companies we would have no jobs coming back to the u.s. >> reporter: $3-5 million jobs are expected to be returning to the u.s. by the end of the decade. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. >> glor: a painting masterpiece believed lost for hundreds of years may have been discovered in a swiss bank vault. vault. ap italian newspaper says it's the work of leonardo da vinci and may be the painting version of a da vinci sketch on view at
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the louvre in paris. some question the authenticity and say more testing is needed. >> the boon fiest took off this morning with more than 500 balloons in the sky. balloonists from the niewts yoouts and 18 other countries are taking part in the nine-day event. coming up, cycling on the recover. the unusual new kind of commute.
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millions of americans, biking to work can be a cheaper option and a chance to work out. unless there's a body of water in the way. but one man says he has an answer that doesn't involve bridges or tunnels. don dahler reports. >> reporter: last month, judah schiller became the first person to cross the san francisco bay on a bicycle. >> nobody had ever rode a bike
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from oak 32nd san francisco simply because there was no bike line on the new bay bridge and there won't be one for another 10 years and half a billion dollars. >> reporter: he converted his road bike into a water bike by attaching specially made pontoons. schiller's pedaling the idea that bikes don't have to have limits. so on friday, he crossed the hudson river between new jersey and manhattan. the trip took 15 minutes. >> my absolutely favorite thing about water biking is being out on the water, having a terrific panoramic view of new york city skyline, no cars, no buses, no crazy taxi drivers. there are no blindspots on the water. no one's going to sneak up on you, and just the natural beauty of being out on the water and enjoying nature is a great way to start the day. >> reporter: he says getting to work doesn't have to be miserable. >> people will start getting out on the water. they'll see all the different transportation benefits you get with riding a bike instead of paying for a ferry or train or sitting in traffic. >> reporter: but schiller's
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mission isn't just to convert commuters to two-wheel travel. he also wanted to inspire his children after a family tragedy. >> having three wonderful children, you know, you want to give them something more. you want to show them that anything is possible. they lost their mother six years ago, and so i've always just been trying to show them, that life is still good. there's always a bright side to life, and even your father can do something wild and bold at 41, even though they think i'm getting old, i still feel young. don dahler, cbs news, new york. >> glor: that is the cbs evening news tonight. later on cbs, "48 hours. of i'm jeff glor, cbs news in new york. i'll see you again here tomorrow night. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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