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libya's prime minist raid retaliation. libya's prime minister is kidnapped at gunpoint, apparent payback for last weekend's u.s.-led operation that nabbed a top al qaeda suspect. signs of compromise. as the government shutdown enters its tenth day, house republicans may be open to a deal to raise the nation's debt limit and avoid a default. and they've held onto hope for years. now new york city police believe they've cracked a case that's been cold for more than two decades. >> she became part of our family. nobody else claimed her and we referred to her as our baby. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for this thursday, october 10th, 2013. good morning.
good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. the prime minister of libya was kidnapped this morning by a group of libyan rebels. the libyan government says prime minister ali zaidan was kidnapped from the tripoli hotel where he lives. the kidnapping appears to be tied to a u.s. raid in libya over the weekend. mark phillips is following the story from london. good morning, mark. >> good morning, anne-marie. this is libya and we should separate what we think are the raw facts from the usual political things going on now. the fact is the prime minister ali zye damp dan zaidan, take a word, was abducted, kidnapped, snatched, you choose, from the hotel in tripoli where he lives. now, who did it, one of the militias, so-called security network that ousted colonel gadhafi. why did they do it? one theory is it's blaming the
plucking of al libi last week. secretary of state john kerry says libyan government knew of the operation and the theory is in this post-gadhafi libyan politics -- this is politics as usual -- the minister was under investigation for corruption. a warrant has reportedly been issued for his arrest, although the government department that's supposed to have issued the warrant denies it. so confusion in libya this morning and the arrest of the prime minister. anne-marie? >> unfolding story. thank you very much. mark phillips in london. well, a series of meetings is planned today concerning the stalemate over the budget and the debt ceiling. house republican leaders are considering a short-term increase in the nation's borrowing limit. a gop leader will meet with the president today, the tenth day of the government shutdown. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. house republicans are meeting this morning behind closed
doors, and then that delegation will head to the white house to talk to the president, a short-term hike in the debt limit is the main item on the agenda. it is seen as a possible albeit temporary way out of this stalemate. house republicans will meet behind closed door this morning to reportedly consider a short-term increase of the country's borrowing limit. the deal would buy time to buy a negotiate a larger deficit reduction bill. gop house members will then head to the white house to meet with president obama. >> i think talking will end up yielding a much better outcome. >> minority leader nancy pelosi says democrats are open to a short-term deal, but -- >> we haven't heard any offer of a short term one way or the other. >> president obama has indicated he would welcome a short-term solution to the debt limit problem, but he says negotiations for a longer deal can happen only after congress funds the government. >> i don't understand and i don't think most americans
understand why do you need to shut down the government in order to have a negotiation. >> but while conservatives appear willing to negotiate over the debt ceiling, many say they still want changes to obama care before they agree to reopen the government. >> how can we tax people for not buying a product from a website that doesn't work? >> house republicans have been passing a series of bills to open parts of the government. senate democrats want one bill to reopen all of it. >> you can't do this one agency at a time. we'll be here in december doing agency by agency. >> the house voted unanimously wednesday to grant death benefits to families of soldiers killed in the line of duty during the shutdown. now, it's still unclear whether republicans are going to want to attach any conditions to a bill that would do a short-term bill. anne-marie. >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. on the cbs money watch fed chair janet yellen says we have a far way to go.
gigi stone is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, gigi. >> good morning, anne-marie. janet yellen says more needs to be done to strengthen the economy. yellen was nominated by president obama yesterday to replace ben bernanke as chairman of the federal reserve. yellen has to be nominated by the senate. president obama calls her a prove leader. yellen says while the economy is stronger, there is more work to do. >> the mandate of the federal reserve is to serve all the american people, and too many americans still can't find a job and worry how they'll pay their bills and provide for their families. >> yesterday the fed published the minutes from itself september meeting. nearly every member thought the central bank needed more data before slowing its economic stimulus program. on wall street stocks were mixed. the dow rose 26 points. the nasdaq fell 17 points. in asia the investors were on edge as the deadline nears.
tokyo's nikkei add 1% to add a one-week high. hong kong's hang seng lost half a percent. foreclosure rates hit a low according to realtytrac. lenders initiated foreclosure action on about 470,000 homes from july to september. they were down 39% from this time last year. shipments of personal computers were down during the third quarter of this year. it's the sixth straight quarter that tablet computers and smartphones cut into p.c. sales according to a market research team. one, ibc, says the market fell nearly 8%. men's clothing retailer jos a. bank will continue to push to acquire its biggest rival men's wearhouse. they offered to buy the men's wearhouse but men's wearhouse rejected the offer as inadequate. they later agreed to adopt the so-called poison pill. that's a company who offers to
buy a big portion of stock without board approval. and the walt disney company says it will stop issuing paper stock certificates next week. the disney certificate features images of walt disney and the characters he made famous. they have become a bit of a collector's item and a popular gift for children. u.s. companies have been switching to electronic stocks for years to save money. what else is new. everything's going electronic. >> i know. it's just not the same showing someone an e-mail that you got a stock, you know? >> i know. it makes a nice gift item too. >> i know. it does. gee jooi gigi gigi stone at the new york stock exchange. thank you, gigi. news," roller-coaster rescue. thrill seekers are stuck for hours on top of a universal studio's ride. this is the "cbs morning news." too big. too small.
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the attack on a family in an suv by a group of motorcyclists. vinita nair reports. >> reporter: undercover police detective wojciech braszczok was arraigned for criminal charges. a biker recorded part of the wild chase that led up to the attack. prosecutors say a separate video shows the off-duty detective kicking the suv. they say the ten-year veteran terrorized the driver's family and did nothing to stop the attack. >> the video depicts -- and i defy the prosecution to say otherwise -- that my client at no point is anywhere near mr. lien. >> reporter: the prosecutors say braszczok is one of many suspected police officers who was riding with them.
the driver of the suv has not been charged for running over and possibly paralyzing one of the bikers. vinita nair, cbs news, new york. the usda is threatening to close three california chicken processing facilities linked to a salmonella outbreak. tests in september found salmonella at those facilities. foster farms faces a deadline today to explain how it will fix the problem. the outbreak has sickened nearly 300 people in 17 states. the company has not recalled the tainted product. now straight ahead, your thursday morning weather. and in sports, the pittsburgh pirates try to keep their unlikely season alive with a playoff win in st. louis. when i first got shingles it started on my back. and i had like this four inch band of bumps that came around to the front of my body. and the pain from it was- it was excruciating. i did not want anyone to brush into me to cause me more pain than i was already enduring. i wanted to just crawl up in a ball
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new york, rainy today with a high of 60. sunny in miami and mostly sunny in chicago. sunshine in dallas as well. partly sunny in los angeles, a high of 69. and time now for a check of the national forecast. it will be wet and cool from the mid-atlantic to the northeast. the midwest and south will be sunny and dry, and temperatures will be cool in the west. in sports the st. louis cardinals are going back to the national league championship series for a third straight year. the cardinals and pirates meeting in a winner-take-all game five of the divisional series last night. cards' third baseman david freese gets the scoring started with a two-run homer in the second inning and in the eighth
matt adams splits the game out of rich with a two-run shot of his own. cardinals' pitcher adam wainwright tosses a complete game for his second win of the series. >> this is why i signed back here. you know, this is -- there's no amount of money worth what this city and this team means to me, just to -- just to -- i'm honored, i'm privileged. you know, i don't deserve any of this. >> this is the cardinals' fifth trip to the national league series in the last ten years. they will take on los angeles. game one is tomorrow night. and the new york yankees didn't make the playoffs for just the second time in the last 19 years, but they're getting ready for the next year. the yankees re-signed joe girardi for a four-year contract that could be worth up to $20 million. girardi has guided the yankees to more regular season wins than any other team since coming on
board in 2008 and he led the team to a world series tight 2009. and the ncaa is prepared to zoom to a new attendance record for a college football game. virginia tech and the university of tennessee will play a game at bristol motor speedway in 2016. the racetrack usually hosts nascar races and can hold 150,000 spectators. the current attendance record is a little more than 115,000, set last month when michigan played notre dame. bristol is located halfway between the two campuses. when we return, flying blind. a passenger is forced to take over the controls of a plane and land it after the pilot falls ill. n ] i've had it with my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis... the frustration... covering up. so i talked with my doctor. he prescribed enbrel. enbrel is clinically proven to provide clearer skin. many people saw 75% clearance in 3 months. and enbrel helped keep skin clearer at 6 months. [ male announcer ] enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal, events including infections,
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join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:3 ,,,, here's a look add today's here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., rain, a high of 58 degrees. atlanta, a mix of sun and clouds. st. louis will be sunny though. thunderstorms in denver today. seattle, cloudy with a high of 57.
for more than two weeks now police in san francisco have been looking for a british woman who disappeared from a hospital room. she did not make it far. on wednesday san francisco general hospital officials confirmed a body found in a stairwell is the missing woman. lynne spaulding. it's not clear how she got there or what caused her death. her family calls it a nightmare. >> lynne spaulding died alone in a stairwell in one of the finest medical institutions in this country. i hear that the san francisco sheriff's department initiated a search. well, evidently it wasn't a very good one. >> friends say when she disappeared, the 57-year-old was on medication that could have made her confused. this summer police in new york made a push to close a cold case more than two decades-old. that effort led to a tip and a dramatic break, and now as
jeff glor reports, they're on the verge of solving the case. >> this area wasn't, you know, built up as it is now. >> reporter: for more than 20 years jerry georgio worked the most personal case of his five-decade-long career. it could finally be closing. >> i was elated to say the least. >> reporter: in july of 1991, a cooler was found just off new york city's west side highway. inside, the body of a 4 1/2-year-old girl. she was bound, malnourished, and sexually abused. >> there's just a special thing when it happens to a child. an innocent child can't defend himself or herself. like hand came up from this little baby and clutched at her heart, took a piece of us. she became part of our family, you know. nobody else claimed her. we referred to her as our baby. >> reporter: you never stopped thinking about her. >> never stopped. >> reporter: georgio's wife picked out the's why dress the child was buried in.
500 people came to her funeral arranged by a hand full of detectives working on the case. she couldn't be identified so she was known as baby hope until tuesday. new york city police commissioner ray kelly announced they have an i.d. >> i do want to again commend the detectives for never giving up, for staying on this case. >> reporter: a tip came in after police posted flyers in the area this summer. someone came forward saying they might know a relative, and that led detectives to the child's mother. her dna was a match. for the time being police are not releasing baby hope's name nor the name of the mother or father fearing it might compromise the investigation. were there times when you thought this case was never going to be solved? >> no. >> reporter: you were always hopeful. >> absolutely. >> reporter: georgio retired in july, so he'll not be making arrest, but he says as the case nears completion, there is one more thing he can do, make sure the tombstone gets changed so the child known for 22 years as hope finally gets her real name back.
jeff glor, cbs news, new york. well, the passenger of a small plane flying over england had to take over the controls when the pilot collapsed. 77-year-old john wildey had never flown a plane before, and he says he didn't have a clue, but when the pilot collapsed, he was able to make a mayday call. officials at humberside airport called in two flight instructors to talk wildey down. he made it on his fourth attempt. the instructors say he did a remark job. >> he did extremely well, with no lights, in the dark, no experience on a strange airplane, strange area. you know, he must have been as nerve-racked as well as us -- we were. >> reporter: the pilot, the only other person on the plane, died. well, coming up after your local news on the "cbs this morning," an update on the kidnapping of libya's prime minister. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." e green.
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here's another look at this morning's top stories. the libyan government says prime minister ali zaidan was kidnapped this morning by a group of unknown gunmen who he was taken from his residence in a tripoli hotel. his abduction appears to be retribution for the capture of an al qaeda suspect by u.s. forces in libya over the weekend. and house republican leaders are scheduled to meet with president obama today to discuss the budget and debt ceiling. this is the tenth day of the government shutdown. the gop leaders are reportedly considering a short-term increase in the debt limit. hundreds of thousands of federal workers remain sidelined by the government shutdown. among them, employees who work to bolster our national security. john blackstone spoke with them. >> let us work!
>> reporter: about 50 furloughed government workers, many of them scientists, marched on nasa's ames research center in california wednesday, demanding the right to work. >> congress may think it's okay to get paid and to do nothing, but we don't expect that. >> reporter: they say they're not worried about missed paychecks. their concern is what the country may lose forever while they're being kept out of their offices and laboratories. matt litton is a nasa cyber security specialist. >> every day i'm in a continuing conflict with hackers from other places who want to ruin your day, disrupt your project, and steal your data. >> reporter: instead of working on nasa computers, litton has been sitting at home worrying. >> if you were the cia and a country that you were at odds with sent all your federal
workers home, what would you do? would that be a good time to go poking into their defenses? i would think yes. >> reporter: cyber security is a hot field right now. on furlough, litton has been fending off silicon valley job offers. >> i received about five and it's getting harder every day not to schedule a coffee and start talking about offers. >> reporter: others at the demonstration work for nasa and aviation safety and space skrierngs not paper-pushing bureaucrats, they say, but experts in their field who have chosen public service. for now litton is spending time with his 6-year-old daughter, but if the government doesn't put litton back to work soon, somebody else will. john blackstone, cbs news, san francisco. and the shutdown will give you another reason to cry in your beer. the federal alcohol and tobacco tax and trade bureau has stopped
approving new beers until the government reopens. that mean as lot of breweries can't launch their seasonal beers which are ready to go. the shutdown does not affect existing beers. no pumpkin beer for you. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a live update on the kidnapping of libya's prime minister. john miller offer inside. plus erin hernandez takes the witness stand for his pretrial hearing for his murder case. and grammy-award-winning singer alicia keys sit downs with gayle. that's it for your "cbs morning news." i'm anne-marie green. thanks for watching. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
talk to us about weather. >> partly cloudy, a little warmer than yesterday but overall not a bad way to start the morning. temperatures vary wildly, mid- 40s in santa rosa to mid-50s in oakland. 54 degrees right now. so take a check of that seven- day forecast. it's not too early to start talking about the weekend. but in the meantime, we have a few workdays left so if you are about to head off to work, the bay bridge toll plaza no delay but there is the usual overnight roadwork towards treasure island. more on the drive coming up. >> thank you. we begin with breaking news at 4:30 out of libya where kidnapped prime minister alley sa dan has been freed. we have a picture of arab news network as gunmen took him from a hotel in tripoli. no word what led to his release but the government suggests libyan forces intervened in some way and the kidnappers did not free him voluntarily. it's believed the