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cross for the typhoon victims. we'll have a phone bank thursday until 7:00 p.m. go to our web site for more details. good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, november 12th 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." the world races to save millions of typhoon victims. seth doane is at on the scene in the philippines. the newest blow to obama care. you who the white house estimations could be off by 80%. >> the miami dolphins owner breaks his silence and turns to hall of famers for help in the bullying scandal. >> first your world in 90 seconds. >> everything is done. >> a desperate fight for life in the philippines. >> the death toll is now
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approaching 1,800, but it is expected to go into the thousands. >> the challenge is to get that crucial aid to those most in need. >> every building is either significantly damage ord didestroyed. everything is wiped out. >> there has been looting. people are desperate. >> a lot of people will see some snow today especially on the eastern seaboard, as this arctic front is heading to the south, really cold air. that's not even factoring in the wind. >> "the wall street journal" reports fewer than 50,000 people under the obama care website. >> the manager in charge of building the website was apparently kept in the dark about serious failures in security. >> the bucs get win one and for miami a loss. >> dolphins owner steven ross forms an advisory committee on conduct for his players. >> ross says he plans to meet with jonathan martin tomorrow. >> i'd like to hear from him what happened and what we could have done to prevent something like this from happening. >> some european airplanes will lifting their ban on carry-on
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welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning, norah. >> good morning, charlie. terrible tragedy in the philippines. >> as you wake up in the west typhoon haiyan in the philippines, people are in a desperate situation. new rainstorms are making conditions worse and slowing relief efforts. more than 1,700 people are confirmed dead. authorities fear the toll could exceed 10,000. >> relief workers say they need food water, she felter and medicine for up to 10 million typhoon victims. the u.s. and several other countries are sending money, troops, and supplies to the region. the sesht of the disaster is in the city of tacloban. seth doane is there this morning. seth, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. we landed here just as night was falling, and this is what we saw. the airport here in tacloban absolutely devastated. at the heavily damaged airport thousands waited in the rain hoping to evacuate the typhoon zone.
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as a c-130 cargo plane arrived on the tarmac desperate survivors rushed to get on board. but only a few hundred were lucky enough to get out. >> there's nothing here. we need to go somewhere where we can eat, where we can stay. >> reporter: this is what they're trying to escape a city reduced to a wasteland. tacloban bore the brunt of the storm's violent winds and tsunami-like storm surges. brigadier paul kennedy witnessed the devastation firsthand monday. >> we saw another dozen small communities that are also completely devastated. i'm talking nothing left standing. >> reporter: chapels have been turned into makeshift morgues. and survivors have been left to pick through what remains of their homes. many collecting their belongings in a couple of bags. others already trying to rebuild. following reports of looting, philippine soldiers were deployed to restore some order as residents wait for help.
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manila has become a bit of a staging ground for food and supplies. lanes leave with aid and return with just some of the 600,000 displaced residents. just tell me how is it to have made it back here to manila? >> happy. >> reporter: she was one of the fortunate few to be evacuated after she survived the storm clinging onto a sheet of plywood. how did you get a seat? >> i was prioritized because i was pregnant. i'm pregnant. >> reporter: you're pregnant? >> yes. >> reporter: how many months pregnant are you? >> seven. >> reporter: the struggle is far from over because seats on the flights are such a precious xhold ti, gonzalez was forced to leave behind her husband to fend for himself in this storm-ravaged region. as if p the typhoon had not made things in tacloban bad enough now we're getting word from
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military officials that inmates from the local prison have escaped. they climbed the walls and prison guards shot at them. there is no power in great parts of this island, and they told us it is dark and they said quite scary at night. charlie, norah? >> haiyan may be the worst natural disaster in filipino history. the country's president has declared a state of national calamity. barnaby lo is in the city of seb bu where help is starting to arrive. >> reporter: good morning. here is where resources are being flown in from around the world. that russian aircraft behind me landed this morning. millions are without food or shelter. and the devastation left behind by this deadly storm has made it very difficult for aid workers to reach those in need. but the international humanitarian response is under way. the "uss george washington"
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aircraft carrier is expected to alive in the next day or so and the u.s. state department will be providing emergency shipment of materials. u.s. troops have already landed in the philippines and there's an immediate $100,000 of relief effort. the yags has released $25 million from the emergency relief fund. the united states is donating roughly $16 million in assistance. australia is contributin $9.4 million. and dozens of other countries and organizations are collecting donations and sending aid workers as well. the main concern now is clearing the roads so support can be delivered to those who need it. a tropical storm moving through the region this week has hampered those every, but forecasters don't expect it to cause a fraction of the damage felt last week. for "cbs this morning," barnaby lo, cebu the philippines. >> if you'd like to contribute to the relief effort in the philippines, go to cbs this morning dotcom.
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you'll learn how to donate to the groups helping the victims. to the miami dolphins bullying scandal. the team played its first game since the story broke and lost to the tampa bay buccaneers last night, hours after the dolphins sewner spoke for the first time about the controversy. strauss mark strassmann is in tampa. >> reporter: good morning to our viewers in the west. after the game dolphins players said their only focus has been on football. but their owner says that this season has certainly become a nightmare to him. >> the dolphins long week and a half looks like it will get even longer. >> reporter: all game the dolphins and bucs took turns pushing each other around. no one complained about bullying bullying. that's how football teams win. but many suspected the bullying scandal was the reason the team played poorly. dolphin players disagreed. i don't think this team was distracted. we had a mind-set we'd win the football game. felt like everyone was focused
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coming into the game. >> jonathan martin and richie incog nino were nowhere in sight but dominated the conversation. >> continuing the nfl investigation for them as this team on the field tries to win games. >> we want to put this behind us and do the right thing. >> steven ross spoke publicly before the game for the first time since the scandal broke. >> i know this was so appalling to me. i know that i'm capable of overreacting. i also want to get everybody feedback because we all know that the football locker vroom a different workplace than most of us are accustomed to. >> russ says he'll meet with jonathan martin on wednesday to hear his story. he's waiting for nfl investigators to establish what really happened before he takes action. but he has organized two committees to examine issues like locker room culture. one includes dolphin hall of famers dan marino and don shula. >> one thing that will not change, there will not be any
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racial slurs or harassing or bullying in that workplace, that locker room and outside the locker room. >> ted wells, the nfl special counsel, will also meet with martin this week in california. there's no time line for this investigation to finish as on and off the field the dolphins struggle to put the focus back on football. since the scandal began, dolphins players have you nighted behind incognito, not martin, but the owner says he wants to hear martin's side of it. hearing from incognito sounded like an afterthought. charlie and norah, back to you. >> thank you. obama care faces new pressure from within the president's own party. kay hagan from north carolina is calling for an investigation into the troubled launch of the health care website. and this morning we're getting the first estimates on the number of americans who actually signed um for coverage. they are much lower than what the administration had hoped for. major garrett is at the white house. major, good morning.
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>> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. the administration will not comment on these figures. neither the white house nor the department of health and human smpss, princeably because they're tabulating their own figures set for release late they are week. "the wall street journal" estimated 40,000 to 50,000 consumers have signed up on the federal website, meaning healthcare.gov, that very troubled website where consumers have had so much trouble even signing up for coverage. cbs has collected data from the state exchanges, separate health insurance exchanges, and found that about 50,000 consumers have signed up there. the administration has long said these first enrollment numbers would be very low, and indeed here they are. here's why they matter. low enrollment figures could undernine the law's financial stability. if there are not enough consumers signing up there won't be enough premiums paid in to pay the insurance for those unwho were uncovered before. we don't know the composition of those who have signed up for coverage. if in fact these people who have signed up now are older and
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sicker, use more insurance, and not younger and healthier, the system's stability could also be threatened. all this comes as capitol hill is looking closely at the implementation of these law and these low enrollment figures could increase pressure among senate democrats for white house to extend the six-month enrollment period something the white house and the department of health and human services have been adamantly opposed to but may have to revisit. >> major garrett thanks. on wall street, the dow jones industrial average opened up at another record high. and bond markets reopened after being closed for veterans day. all three major bond ratings agencies are now being sued. they're accused of misjudging mortgage bonds that collapsed in 2007 at the start of the financial crisis. the lawsuit quotes internal documents from standard & poor's, fitch ratings and moody's investors service. one text metsage says a bond package could be structured by cows and we would rate it. in another document an employee wrote, we sold our soul to the
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devil for revenue. bill coyne is a former management director at jpmorgan chase, the author of three best-selling books about corruption on wall street. welcome. >> good morning. >> what is this about? we beear beginning to see a series of suits coming out of the 2008 financial crisis p. >> the first thing is you have a statute of limitations that is running out on the potential of bringing these suits. so this sort of is like a bit of a hail mary, clock is running out, you know, brought by the lickquidators of the bear stearns hedge funds which collapsed in 2007. so it's almost six years running out so they have to bring the suit. now, one thing is to bring the suit which is completely legitimate, deep pockets, and clearly they've done things wrong that need to be rectified. >> to remind everybody what this is about, these agencies rating agencies rated a bunch of junk. let l.e.d. to the market meltdown. why has it taken so long? >> they rated things that turned
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out to be junk and really worthless as if they were aaa. there were only around ten companies in the u.s. that were rated aaa and the rating agents were rating them -- >> why were they rating them triple snashgs. >> because they were being paid by the wall street firms to rate them aaa. if you want to know if anything has changed about that an obvious question, the answer is no. the system has not changed despite e-mails like this that you see that clearly show they're not doing their job. >> we've known all of that before. why is it taking it so long to bring these suits? >> again the game is coming to the end. >> i know that, but why wouldn't they have done it? why didn't i do do this a year or two ago? >> it takes a long time to build the casings. >> what are they doing, the agencies, to change the way they do business? >> unfortunately, charlie, nothing is the answer. we hope there would be changes. when you get paid by the wall street firms you give the wall street firm what is they want.
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often what they wanted was ratings that didn't reflect the reality of the risk in these securities. >> bill, thank you. >> my pleasure. iran's foreign minister is feuering back at john kerry. he says divisions among the u.s. and its allies are to blame. he believes faulting iran undermines any future negotiations. carry said on monday that the major powers were in agreement but it was iran who pulled back. >> iran couldn't take it at that particular moment. they weren't able to accept that particular thing. >> the next round of nuclear negotiations is set for next week. if you're flying be ready for the first major wently blast of the season. heavy snow is falling in cleveland. commuters faced up to 5 inches of flakes before the day is over. in downtown pittsburgh a two-inch blanket of snow covered the area this morning. >> snow showers in buffalo are creating icy roads. more than 2,000 people in the
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nearby suburb lost power overnight and in new york city snow also fell on central park. and from the northeast to the south, the daytime temperatures are dipping way below normal today. meteorologist megan glaros is tracking the cold front. >> good morning, charlie and norah. well, winter may be a little more than a month away but it certainly feels like it across a good part of the nation today. the possible first snowflakes in new york boston philadelphia this morning, but lake-effect snow, s a good potential. we picked up about a half an inch of snow yesterday in chicago but lake-effect snow could push nearly as much as 8 inches into laporte, indiana, cleveland, eerie, rochester dealing with these systems. that's on the northwesterly winds ushering in the cold air, the coldest air of the season so far. chicago will struggle to make it bof o the freezing point today. even parts of texas tonight will reach the 20s and 30s while the
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oorn seaboard stays in the 40s for high nam's about 15 to 20 degrees below the norm. norah, charlie? >> megan in chicago. norah, charlie. time to show you the morning's headlines from around the globe. "the new york times" looks at roman catholic bishops they're being encouraged to take up places in iraq syria and india. workers are there persecuted and killed for their faith. bishop timothy dolan said it pales in comparison. "the wall street journal" saying new ways to fight insects, mosquitos and bed bugs are a menace around the world. and navy researchers are looking at robots and other devices to zap the bugs. and the san jose mercury news said a trial will start today in smartphone patents. hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake. "the washington post"
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looking at the retail arms race to lure holiday shoppers. walmart, kohl's and target are opening earlier on for the first in a while, we finally got our doppler out now and we are checking out some rain drops popping up in and around the bay area. scattered showers showing up this morning as a weak cold front sneaking through town. i think the showers come through in the morning hours and then by the afternoon, some partly cloudy skies. temperatures are going to still stay fairly mild. 60s and 70s inside the bay. 60s coast side and maybe some 70s well inland. a return to dry weather and warmer temperatures on wednesday and thursday. cooler for the weekend. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by kohl's. kohl's expect great things.
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he risked his life to capture the fury of typhoon haiyan. an american storm chaser tells us how he saved lives. >> these people were in their rooms, they smashed the windows, and they were screaming for help. >> the story you'll see only on "cbs this morning." a rock 'n' roll dream ends in a blast of gunfire. a young musician to survive tyranny in iran. what led a former band mate to turn on them? and our conversation with
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malala yousafzai. the 16 who survived an assassination attempt. >> i'm not afraid of the taliban. i might be afraid of ghosts and those things. >> what she told the taliban face-to-face about deadly drone strikes. the news is back here on "cbs this morning." stay tuned for your local news. lily...she pretty much lives in her favorite princess dress. but once
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♪ a frightening moment for harlem globetrotters william "bull" bullard. during a game he finished his dunk by hanging on to the rim. the backboard collapsed and shattered. it nearly missed him and others some cuts. he is okay this morning. wow. >> frightening. big guy. some of the most compelling images from the philippines in recent days come from the camera of an american storm chaser. but the most dramatic moment
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happened when he breaking news this morning there breaking news this morning there are major delays for bart riders. a deadly accident on the track good morning, it's 7:26. i'm frank mallicoat. some breaking news this morning. there are major delays for b.a.r.t. riders, a deadly accident on the tracks forced the station closure in richmond. let's get right over to liz now with more on this traffic alert. >> those major delays are still on the richmond line this morning in all directions. so a cbs traffic alert is still in effect and el cerrito's station remains closed after that fatal accident. they are working on limited bus service. shuttle bus service out of richmond heading toward el cerrito plaza. a lot of people are hitting the roads instead avoiding b.a.r.t. this morning. you can see traffic extra jammed, hercules into berkeley that's definitely worse than normal. and an earlier crash in oakland has gridlocked a northbound
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880. that's kcbs traffic. a two alarm fire forced more than a dozen people out of a heyward apartment complex. it started before 3:00 this morning on whitman street at a complex. 15 people evacuated and a few people suffered minor injuries as well. we have your weather forecast right after the break. so stay right there.
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a weak cold front sliding in the bay area this morning. in fact we have a lot of clouds heading out the door and even seen a couple of rain drops. in the san jose don't think you're going to see much in the way of rain but further to the north our hi-def doppler radar showing you some of the scattered showers popping up outside. it's going to be a quick mover through this morning and then as we head in toward the afternoon we start to dry things out. partly cloudy skies and 70s inland and 60s coastside and 60s and 70s around the bay. we're dry and warmer tomorrow. would you rather have spoons for hands or elbows for ears? i'd rather have food.
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♪ the last presidential election was only a year ago. i can't believe the media is wasting its time speculateing on 2016 front-runner. and neither can the 2016 front-runner? >> governor how interested are you in running for president in 2016? >> well chris what i'm interested in doing is being the governor of new jersey. what i'm focused on is doing my job in the state of new jersey. i'm the governor of new jersey. for me i'm the governor of new jersey my job is to run the state of new jersey. >> yes, he's just the governor of new jersey that's why he went on "meet the jersey" "face the turnpike" and "this new jersey." >> welcome back. coming up in this half hour four young musicians left
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persecuted in iran to play rock 'n' roll in a deadly city. they had a deadly confrontation. music fans say a great loss. police officers finds criminals by looking at things in a different way. that story's ahead. relief efforts continue for victims of the massive typhoon that slammed into the philippines. bill whitaker met an american storm chase here went beyond merely capturing the destruction on video. this is a story that you will see only on "cbs this morning." >> reporter: when storm chaser josh mergerman went to the philippines to document typhoon haiyan, the last thing he expected was he would set down this camera and save live. >> i was just to the center of the city the bay rose up. >> we have storm surge starting to flood. >> reporter: all of a sudden, the hotel, the water was rising rapidly. the people in the first floor rooms were caught by surprise.
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they were death traps essentially. >> reporter: you may have seen these picks of josh and his colleague mark thomas floating people to safety on mattresses. >> these people were in their rooms, they smashed their windows and screaming for help. when you see someone suffering like that, they're going to die if you don't do something like that, you just go. >> reporter: mergerman had raced to the philippines to get as close to typhoon haiyan as possible to collect scientific data and images like these. he'd been in more than 20 major storms. he says haiyan didn't seem like a monster at first. >> the picture, the city inside a tornado for an hour. i mean that's what it's like. we were in a four-story solid concrete hotel. like one of the most solid buildings in the city. and it was trembling and shaking. wreckage from other buildings was smashing into our building. it was thundering and trembling. >> reporter: that's when mergerman and thomas jumped in to help.
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thomas didn't see the danger debris hidden in the water. >> i was trying to pull a woman out of a window and there was a piece of a nearby building part of it had blown in the courtyard under the water. a rusty piece of tin. ripped his leg wide open. i don't mean a cut. i mean cut to the bone. >> reporter: it took 48 hours, but he made it to the hospital. this is mark thomas being evacuated on an air transport. he's now home in taipei facing a series of surgeries. mergerman went to document one of earth's biggest storms and ended up with the challenge of his life. >> you can see why when people experience this they thought a god was angry and punishing them. it feels that way. it feels angry, like it's about to get you. it's serious stuff. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," bill whitaker los angeles. >> an interesting point of view.
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people say somebody was mad at you because you can't understand this destruction. >> having never been in that kind of place where you face instant loss of life you know i can't imagine what it's like. and how much adrenaline is flowing and how you're going about deciding how you survive. and this morning, a search for answers after a shooter targeted a rock band. a gunman killed three young men some brooklyn new york before turning the weapon on himself. the victims musicians who escaped persecution in iran. their american music careers were just starting to take off. michele miller is with us. good morning. >> reporter: two of the victims were brothers part of the band "the yellow dogs." the third was a friend also a singer. the alleged killer police said was another musician who knew all three of them. the yellow dogs mixed punk and dance music, a sound they first honed in secret in tehran and then popularized in the trendy
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brooklyn neighborhood of williamsburg. but early monday morning, police said two band members, guitar its soroush farazmand and arash farazmand along with ali eskandarian were tragically gunned down. the yellow dogs were just starting to make a name for themselves in new york. >> part of the appeal of the band is they did risk their lives for their art. >> reporter: police identify the shooter as ali akbar mohammadi rafie, he reportedly went floor to floor methodically shooting his victims. after scuffling with another resident, rafie made it to the roof and shot and killed himself. >> it seemed like there was a dispute over money that had something to do with them playing music together. >> reporter: the yellow dogs started out in iran where authorities said they viewed rock music as being against
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islam. practices and shows were held clandestinely. >> we were soundproofed in our own way. >> reporter: in 2009 the band appeared in a film called "no one knows about persian cats." about iran's music underground. the movie won an award at cannes, and the band decided it was time to leave iran. in february, the yellow dogs bassist explained why. >> if i didn't leave, they're probably going to kill me. i'm serious. >> reporter: sadly, their worst fears did not come true but not back in iran in their own country. >> the man stage at the house suffered gunshot wounds to his arms and survived.
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a grand farewell for a british world war ii veteran who died last month. hundreds of strangers attended his funeral because of an appeal that spread across the internet. ♪ >> reporter: they came from across great britain to honor harold percival and his service to their country. young and old, they came. almost no one here knew percival, but when he died last month at 99 this obituary written by the funeral director asked those to come and stand up for him. >> it turned out to be far more than we could have imagined. >> reporter: percival was a world war ii serving in the royal air force. never married no children. he died in a nursing home in northern england. the fear was no one would attend his funeral but when that owe
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obituary was picked up by social media, hundreds stood in the rain. >> i never heard of harold until friday morning. >> he served his country. >> it's important that we all support him. >> reporter: >> reporter: a nephew described percival as an old soldier, not a hero, just a vet. >> every man's a piece of their continent. >> reporter: and on this day, his fellow vets turned out to ensure that this old soldier would not just fade away. ♪ >> wonderful story. >> great story. >> did the right thing. >> indeed. ahead on "cbs this morning" -- cutting edge law enforcement with no computer needed. >> there's a new phrase they've developed here at london's police headquarters. superfacial recognizer. what do they do? and how do they help solve
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in our "morning rounds." the power of the eye. one of the leading law enforcement groups is taking photographic memory to a different level. mark phillips reports on a new vision for catching the bad guys. >> reporter: good morning, well the london police here at scotland yard like the police everywhere, use all kinds of technology to solve crimes dna evidence, modern forensics, fingerprints. but they've also discovered the best tool, in fact may be the oldest tool the human eyeball. but not all eyeballs it seems, are the same. they discovered something they weren't expecting at scotland yard a couple of years ago. during the week of spreettreet rioting and looting in 2011 much of lawlessness was captured itytool.
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much vaunted computer recognition software was supposed to be able to spot the faces of known criminals in the crowd. except, according to detective chief inspector mick neville something worked better. >> we put them through the facial recognition software and it picks out one. i've got one officer here he picks out 180 suspects. society human is 180 times better than the magic machine. >> reporter: this is police constable gary collins, you can call him "hawkeye." he has now identified more than 600 suspects for all sorts of crimes over the years. suspects no other person or machine managed to spot. he never stops. >> you're always on? >> you're on and you become an addiction, obsession. >> reporter: but how does he do it? it just comes naturally. do you know what you're looking
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at? >> it could be many different things. >> reporter: all he knows, he's got the knack. and the title, he's a super-recognizer. and the trick at scotland yard is others. >> i'm going to ask you to do four different tests today. >> reporter: they're working with a psychologist dr. josh davis to find other police officers who are also good at it. do you know why some people are good at it and some not? >> there seems to be some evidence. like a genetic inheritance in the genes. face recognition ability does appear to run in families to some extent. >> really? >> yes. >> reporter: then they take these called super-recognizers and have them look at the unidentified photos of suspects of various crimes. or they look at movement of security cam footage, this one of an assault. getting the best recognizers and the most pictures in the same place seems to work.
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in this one-day session, they identified 250 suspects. >> no one else in the world does it. and i recommend to the police forces, use your offices this way. you've got images and you show them and you track them through. your images will be as effective as dna. >> reporter: the ability to identify suspects from images is now considered such an effective tool that the police are now developing tests to be able to recruit people who come from that top 1% or 2% of the population which is better at it than everybody else for "cbs this morning" i'm mark phillips at scotland yard. >> one more giant step for technology. >> people who have photographic memories i feel like i n for the first in a while, we finally got our doppler out now and we are checking out some rain drops popping up in and around the bay area. scattered showers showing up
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this morning as a weak cold front sneaking through town. i think the showers come through in the morning hours and then by the afternoon some partly cloudy skies. temperatures are going to still stay fairly mild. 60s and 70s inside the bayment 60s costside. maybe some mid 70s well inland. a return to dry weather and warmer temperatures on wednesday and thursday. cooler for the weekend. lçin three young men did what the federal government has yet to accomplish. all bring simple fixes to the obama care website. we'll see what happened since cbs news first brought you their story. that's ahead on "cbs this morning." ♪ who can it be now who can it be now? ♪ i was living with pain -- all over. the intense ache mat >> announcer: cbs "morning rounds"le sponsored by lyrica. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia -- thought to be the result of over-active nerves that cause chronic widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these
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forced more than a dozen people good morning, everyone, it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. a two alarm fire forced more than a dozen people out of an apartment complex. it started shortly before 3:00 a.m. at a complex on whitman street. 15 people evacuated and a few people had minor injuries. and a dog was killed. they believe the fire started in a downstairs kitchen then spread upstairs. today the oakland city council is considering a curfew for minors. the intent of the proposal is to keep teenagers safe and keep them out of trouble. some critics are considered a curfew -- concerned a curfew would lead to a dispropotion gnat amount of arrests -- disproportionate amount of arrests among ethnic people. stay with us, weather is next.
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rough commute on some roads and for mass transit. b.a.r.t., still seeing those major delays on the richmond line in all directions. they have them on single tracking now through the dell nor tea station and el cerrito stations. bus shuttles are no longer necessary. caltrain also experienced medical everies and now delays at least 20 minutes in both directions. a quick check of the nimitz, gridlocked into oakland from san leandro. even some scattered showers outside this morning. looking toward the east bay now, into the pleasanton area, you've got mostly cloudy skies. but check out this hi-def doppler radar has been tracking the couple of rain drops sliding on through. we'll take anything we can get this time. 60s and some 70s. partly cloudy by the afternoon. dry weather, warmer tomorrow.
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♪ ♪ good morning to you. it's 8:00 in the west. welcome back to "cbs this morning." we need help nothing is happening. that's the plea from one of millions of typhoon victims struggling in the philippines. malala yousef san jose says she still gets death threats from the taliban. only on "cbs this morning," the teenage activist responds. have you heard about leaning tower of pizza? we'll learn what it takes to keep it up. here is a look at today's eye opener. >> they're absolutely devastated. >> more than 1700 people confirmed dead.
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authorities fear the toll could exceed 10,000. >> picture the downtown area of the city inside a tornado for an hour. that's what it was like. >> the administration has long said these first enrollment numbers would be low. indeed they are. all this comes as capitol hill is looking closely at the implementation of this law. >> since the scandal began, dolphins players have united behind incognito, not martin. the owner says he wants to hear martin's side of events. winter may be a little more than a month away it certainly feels like it. possible first snowflakes in boston new york philadelphia. >> at scotland yard like the police everywhere use all kinds of technology to solve crimes. they've also discovered the best tool, in fact, may be the oldest tool, the human eyeball. >> the human is 180 times better than the magic machine. a frightening moment from harlem globe trotter william "bull" bul hard. >> are you still friends with
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george clooney? >> i am. he's my go-to person on pretty much anything, except marriage. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. it is one of the greatest challenges the philippines has ever faced, getting help to the millions of victims of typhoon haiyan. this morning the official death toll tops 1700. it is expected to reach 10,000 or more. >> relief efforts are under way, but officials say they are having trouble getting supplies to the people who need them most. thousands of storm victims made it out of their homes, but that is only a tiny fraction of the number still trying to leave. seth doane is in the devastated city of tacloban. >> reporter: good morning. we landed here in tacloban as night was falling. this is what we saw. the airport absolutely devastated. the ocean is just on the other side of the runway here. it pushed that wall of water and
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everything in its path up against the airport here. you can see overturned luggage carts. you can see steps that lead to a second floor that just doesn't exist. and then behind me here in the dark are what were windows. you can see right through this airport now, and there were crowds and crowds and crowds of people desperate trying to get on to the c-130s, these giant cargo planes bringing supplies into the city and airlifted the lucky few back out. we spoke with people just desperate to get their families on that airplane. they said there is no power here and they told us it is quite dark and scary at night. back to you, norah, charlie and gayle. >> the devastation stretches for miles around tacloban where 220,000,000 people typhoon haiyan. mark stone from sky news is on
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the outskirts of the city this morning. >> reporter: we're on a road about ten or so miles outside tacloban. people here are getting particularly desperate. our journey has taken us from the west of the island and all the people on the ferry have heartbreaking stories, really. they are people whose families live on this island and they don't know whether their family members are alive or dead. one thing i should say, though is the extraordinary resilience of the filipino people. they're known for being incredibly friendly people. we stopped to get some water a little earlier on and i walked into what was a convenient store. it was now just three sides of a house really. i bought what we were buying and i said how are you doing? they said take a look around how do you think we're doing. i said you're still smiling. they said of course, we're filipinos. a top executive at healthcare.gov is telling congress he was not made aware of security problems with the
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obama care website. a memo obtained refers to two high-risk areas. it was written four weeks before the site launched on october 1st. the memo says the threat and risk potential is limitless, and it say it is problems will take months to fix. henry chow said he never saw the member. he's expected to testify on capitol hill tomorrow. some people might say buying insurance on the troubled website is like climbing a mountain. not long ago cbs news told you about the health sherpa. it didn't take the developers very long to set up that site. as john blackstone reports, thousands of customers cannot wait to get started. it has been a busy few days for three guys who built a website to do what healthcare.gov has been unable to do. after cbs news ran a story about their site thehealthsherpa.com. >> we had ten concurrent
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visitors and then you aired the story and we jumped to about 2,000 people which took our site down for about five minutes. after which we fixed. >> george, thing and michael are all in their 20s. after working for companies like twitter and microsoft, they are building their own internet startups. >> as entrepreneurs, we're trained to build it as quickly as possible with as few people as possible. i think this is totally a great example of that how can you build as much as you can with as little as you can. >> what they built is a website that let's users get quick answers about health insurance plans. the irony is that all the information in the healthsherpa.com comes from healthcare.gov. >> healthcare.gov published the underlying day to day use. >> you took information already in healthcare.gov and made it easier to access? >> exactly. >> it was much easier.
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very user friendly. a 10-year-old kid could do it. >> bonnie ward used the health sherpa to find insurance for herself and her daughters. we reached her on skype. >> it was very easy. all you have to know is your age and zip code. >> are you surprised three guys in your 20s could do what a bunch of government contractors couldn't do? >> to be frank, i'm actually not surprised. >> the three who built health sherpa said it cost a couple of late nights and a couple hundred dollars. they home the government site will soon improve and make their unnecessary. for "cbs this morning," john blackstone in san francisco. >> awe, the young. i love it. it broke and then we fixed it. >> in five minutes in five minutes. not so bad. maybe somebody is listening. caroline kennedy will be sworn in today as ambassador to japan. the daughter of john f. kennedy was nominated by president obama over the summer.
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in october she was confirmed unanimously by the senate. kennedy is expected to take up her post later this month in japan. when she visited us in march, kennedy left a hint about her future plans months before they were public. she wrote come to tokyo, and signed her name. >> i remember when she did that. wasn't that exciting? at the time it was bubbling up. she wasn't confirming but that's how she signed it. >> that's fun. >> anyone is welcome if they want to come and
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malala. >> and we will talk with malala the fearless young activist who survived a taliban gunshot. that's only on "cbs this morning." tomorrow joe scarborough the television host and former republican congressman is getting attention with his new book. what he says the gop needs to do to win tomorrow on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota. let's go places. [ tires screech ] [ laughter ] [ tires screech ] are you serious?! [ horn honks ] whoo hoo hoo! i had no idea we were capable of doing something like that. made me look at camry different. i'm shaking right now! [ man ] toyota camry. let's go places. but, soft... what light... ... through yonder window breaks
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♪ just one year ago malala yousafzai was recovering in a hospital bed after pakistan's taliban tried to kill her. now she's among one of the most famous girls in the world. the 16-year-old activist still receives death threats from the taliban. we spoke with malala yesterday. >> this right here can you see that spot? >> yes. >> so it entered here. >> reporter: a year ago malala yousafzai was shot on a school bus the attack was ordered by this man mullah fazullah. a man who ordered that attack is head of the taliban.
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does that scare you? >> i'm not afraid. i'm scared of ghosts but i'm not afraid of the taliban. it shows that you're afraid of this person. why should eye be afraid of someone who is afraid of me already. >> reporter: it's that kind of determination that has won malala international praise and made her an unstoppable force in the fight for girls' education. celebrities, politicians and royals clamor for her company. for the first time she tells us about her rare half-hour meeting with president obama in the oval office. where the 16-year-old girl raised one of the most sensitive issues in u.s./pakistani relations. is it true when you spoke with president obama, that you talked about your concern that drone attacks are fueling terrorism? >> the first thing is that it is true that when there are drone attacks, killed it's true but 500,000 more people
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rise against more blasts. and owe basically, i think the best way to fight against terrorism is through peace, not through war. because i believe that wars can never be ended by a war. >> and you said that to president obama? >> yes, of course. >> reporter: empowered by her own experience malala has decided to continue the fight for education from england, where her family moved after the attack. she started the malala fund and hopes eventually to help the 60 million girls in the developing world with little access to education. the first project is already under way. sending 40 girls to school in the swat valley where malala grew up. how many girls do you want to help educate? >> i want to help millions. start from one and two and then go on. >> reporter: but because you were targeted aren't there also
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many girl hoarse scared to go to school that they will also be targeted? >> to be very honest there might be a few girls that are scared. but the thing is in the school bus when i was shot i fell down on the lap of my best friend and all the blood was on her school clothes and she could see me bleeding and my other two friends as well. but all of the girls in the school bus they're still going to school. they're not afraid. >> reporter: did you hear that the head of the private schools in pakistan has banned your book? >> i think that's a very small number of schools that has banned the book and there are millions who are buying it. i just don't think about it a lot. the first thing is my message is education. and i hope that people would listen to it. >> one child. one teacher.
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one book and one pen can change the world. >> reporter: malala certainly believes she can. the girl who once wanted to be a doctor now wants to be a world leader. when addressing the united nations on her birthday in july she wore the scarf of pakistan's first and thus far only female prime minister benazir bhutto. >> when she send me her scarf, and i saw it i just tried to smell it. and i tried to feel benazir bhutto because she's a great leader. and a woman leader. and i said a woman can be a prime minister. >> so you want to follow in the footsteps of benazir bhutto. >> but, malala you know benazir beauty together, she was assassinated. it's so dangerous? >> the thing is the taliban have already targeted me. and i have seen that.
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and it's like one might have experiences to see death. and i think that one has to die. at the end one dies. there's no one going to be living for centuries. the thing is our body is going to die, but the mission and the campaign that we have i want that to survive, and i want that to live forever. and for that reason i will continue my work. and i'm not afraid of death. >> she's not afraid. when i asked her about her next project for the malala fund her answer surprised me. she's actually going to be helping the children of syria. as you know there were more than 1 million children of syria. she's going with queen reyna there. she's going to help the syrian children. >> i believe it. she is amazing at the "glamour" awards yesterday. hillary clinton, barbra streisand, lady gaga the line
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was longest for and good morning everyone, it's 8:25. i'm frank mallicoat. time for some headlines on this tuesday. they are considering a curfew for the minors the intent of the proposal is to keep teenagers safe and out of trouble. some critics are concerned a curfew could lead to a disappropriate number of arrests among ethnic groups. later this morning the key phase is understood way for the dismantling the old eastern span of the bay bridge. a process that will continue for about six weeks. and three people from sacramento now under arrest in the south bay on carjacking, kidnapping and robbery charge. the suspects are accused of running a prostitution scheme from a motel in san jose last month. got your traffic.
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got your weather forecast too. a little bit of rain coming our way. that and much more right after the break.
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good morning, well we just learned b.a.r.t. has once again resumed normal service el cerrito's del norte station just reopened but still residual delays for a while the tracks were shut down in el cerrito after a fatal accident. muni, caltrain ace everything
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else on time. actually caltrain still dealing with slight delays under 20 minutes after some issues northbound. a lifelong outside. the nimitz 880 in oakland. still really jammed up all the way up to the downtown oakland exits. this is an improvement and some earlier crashes southbound at heyward were cleared to the right hand shoulder. bay bridge wrapped up to the maze. here's lawrence. plenty of clouds across the sky and weak storm system moving on through and it's brought a couple of scattered showers outside. a look at the coit tower. we're not some of the rain drops just yet but they're more widely swattered. along the peninsula into the east bay but now another band in the north bay, that likely to continue through the morning. and then in the afternoon that should begin to taper off. the skies are going to start to part and the temperatures going to be running up in the 70s inland and 60s out toward the coast.
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for over 60,000 california foster children the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child.
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♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up on this half hour on thus tuesday, the author of two favorites in the toyota green room. hello, mitch albom. he tells us how he finds his new book -- finds a connection with the afterlife. and pisa. how the leaning and looking at the balancing act. how engineers are keeping one of the world wonders at just the right aimingle. that's ahead. right now, "usa today" says one of the america's oldest surviving veterans received a presidential tribute. the president honored 107-year-old richard overton as
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the nation marked veterans day. >> i want you to know a little something about mr. overton here. he was there at pearl harbor when the battleships were still smoldering. he was there at okinawa. he was there at iwo jima where he said i only got out of the there by the grace of god. richard overton, this american veteran is 107 years old. and we are honored that he's here with us today. let's ask richard to stand again because he can stand. >> wow. >> what an amazing man. you know he volunteered for service in 1942. he apparently takes no pills, he says, just an aspirin every day. but he has whiskey in his coffee every morning and he smokes a number of cigars. >> that will get you to 107 -- >> yeah that will get you to 107, let's do it. >> and he's standing tall. >> and a handsome fellow.
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>> i think so. the "atlanta journal-constitution" said the braves are moving into a new stadium. the baseball team will leave turner field in 2017. the new baseball park will be about ten miles from downtown atlanta in cobb county. the cost about $675 million. and "time" magazine looks at the most attractive american accent. a survey of 2,000 men and women find the southern drawl is sexy. number two, new york. get out of here. number three western. texas, you, norah, north carolina, charlie, say something -- >> hi ya. >> good morning, y'all. susan lyne is helping the internet pioneer reinvent itself as a media company. she's held leadership positions from martha stewart living to
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disney. we're pleased to have you again. welcome. >> good to see. you. >> what do you do to reinvent a brand? >> oh i don't think a brand is ever completely reinvented. i think that sometimes you give new shape to it. but for a company like aol, it's a very strong brand. it's known to most people around the world. it is the company that introduced all of us to the internet. >> so your challenge is what? >> so the challenge is how do we get the company growing again. at a significant pace. and that's what tim armstrong has been able to do over the last couple of years, is to rhee really reignite growth in an old brand. >> when i think of aol, i think of our dialup e-mail accounts but there's much more aol is doing now. >> yeah it really now is the brand company. so it's home to a lot of beloved brands. huffington post. map quest, moviefone, stylist,
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tech crunch. a couple dozen brands. and it's become a real video behemoth. it's number one in video ad service. only to youtube in video views. so lots of really interesting work in that area too. in fact, this week we launched a new series with sarah jessica parker about the new york city ballet company. >> and sarah jessica has a new line of shoes coming out. >> enough about you. >> let's talk about you susan lyne. you seem to be someone who is reinventing yourself. you talked very candidly when you were let go from abc. that was sort of a body blow to yourself. you had to absorb it and do what? take us through that. >> sure i had been at the company for ten years. >> you launched "desperate housewives," you launched some of the biggest shows in history? >> those actually launched after
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i was let go. >> you green-lighted them. >> but like many people who get into that job as head of entertainment for network, it's not the most secure position. and i knew that going in. but still, i was completely stunned when i was let go. and i did have to take you know days to process this. but at a certain point, i thought, okay. what does this mean i can do? >> well what's the lesson there for people? you're in a high-profile job and you get let go. >> i think you have to think what the opportunity is. for me it was that i had always gone job to job because i was offered a job. i'd never had a chance to step back and say what do i want to do now. >> at the time when you're going through that you're not thinking that. this is the thing about reinventing yourself. you walk into the room where everybody could maybe be your child. i've seen your office you had a really great office. >> at martha stewart i did.
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>> and then you're sitting at like a cubicle work station. >> absolutely. i went to a startup and it was -- there were at the time about 50 people. and it's true they could all have been my children. and i was at a work station again and i thought i will never make a call here. i've got people here and here. >> but you liked it? >> i loved it. that's really exciting. i think that's really the message, that you just have to be willing to embrace change. and whether that's change in the world around you or change in your situation. >> let me tell you about this person who is a great friend of mine. she was married to a great man named george they had two daughters and two stepdaughters. she had not only to raise her family but also to do all of these jobs. >> and your husband was a "60 minutes" producer. >> yes. >> so i'm coming home this morning. nice to see everybody here. >> and you say his death from
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pancreatic cancer years ago really taught you to be present. what do you mean? >> yeah i was somebody who was always multitasking. you know always doing six different things at once. and i think that the six months when he was very sick the one thing he asked from all of us just be here. you know. that's all. and it was a remarkable last gift. i think, to all of my daughters who, it's a really interesting thing. it changed them in very positive ways. i mean they are -- they do focus on the person who is in front of them. and that was new for me from that harried life of work and life and children. >> and now you're focusing on aol. can't wait to see what you do. >> thank you. >> congratulations on another chapter, susan. >> good to see you.
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>> i was very touched by this book because it brought back a lot of feelings. i think anybody who reads it would start thinking about i wonder what it would be like to get a call from whoever your loved one is there. isn't that what you were thinking? >> yes a small town in michigan, suddenly the phone starts ringing people calling from heaven. only happens in this one little town, only to people on a friday. and the rest of the world starts flocking to this town. some people looking for the miracle. some trying to disprove it. at the center, a guy who is heartbroken and he lost his wife with a 7-year-old who starts walking around with a toy phone and says mommy going to call us? he decides to prove it's a hoax. he thinks he's figured it out. it culminates with a live broadcast. the live broadcast phone call from heaven. he's going to prove just as he
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thinks he's cracked the hoax. i'm not going to say any more because i'll ruin the end of the book. >> there's a part of leaving the loved one, it's not like starting over. it continuing without. that raises the hair on the back of my neck. >> for me i started writing this after my mother had a stroke. several strokes and she lost the ability to speak. when you're a kid, you always wish your mom would stop talking. but i haven't heard her speak in nearly four years. it's so different, she's alive but it's not the same. the preciousness of so many people who have lost loved ones. they won't erase the messages on a cell phone. i thought what if you could hear those voices again. >> you talk in the book about the history of the telephone which i love because it was really created out of love. >> yeah, most people don't know that. alexander graham bell's wife was deaf. he was actually trying to come up with a way to teach her to speak. he stumbled upon this way of
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voices traveling to the phone. the actual phone call ever made was between him and his assistant in two different rooms. the sentence was "come here i want to see you." it like gives you goose bumps. that's like wouldn't that be what people would say on calls from heaven. >> you talk about the phone, too, talking about the place where you often get good news or bad news. >> all of life is traveled through the telephone now, isn't it? in some ways or shape or form. we text to send pictures but no one uses their voice. >> i know people who say they'd rather lose their sight than lose their voice? >> yeah. morey schwartz the last thing he said on tuesdays with morey, he said come to my grave and visit and talk with me like we're talking now. he said well mitch, i'll make you a deal after i'm dead you talk, i'll listen. you know i've always been fascinated by that. people want to have those
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conversations again. and so that became the motivation for this book to sort of say well what if you actually could. what if a miracle actually took place. >> before we negotiationgo, can we just ask a question about detroit. you talk about detroit and false hope. detroit is compared to chernoble, mogadishu. >> online by outsiders. >> why do you have such hope in detroit? >> because i'm a huge being.man being. i set this book in a little town this becomes their boon. and i have great hope for detroit. i have great home for humanity. we're not going anywhere. >> on that note we'll say go detroit lions, just saying. thank you, shows us how
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♪ one of italy's great symbols is undergoing a major adjustment. those working to save the leaning tower of pizza, it means walking a very fine line. allen pizzey takes us inside this delicate operation. >> reporter: it's not visible to the human eye but the leaning tower of pisa isn't leaning quite so much these days. in fact, it's actually straighter than it has been for centuries by about an inch. the change has taken 12 years, the result of a monumental reconstruction project no pun intended. the $40 million spent to save the tower from what many saw as imminent collapse is valued for
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money according to the director giuseppe bentivoglio. for the next century or century and a half there will be no need for interception this is for certain. >> reporter: the name pizza dates from 600 b.c. it's ancient greek so it's no surprise that one side of the tower began to sink after the construction began. the engineering project involved attaching cables and enormous lead weight as a counterbalance then extracting soil so the structure would settle back. society walkways cover the extraordinary engineering work. but the tower's statistics speak volumes for the about accomplishment. construction began 600 years before the u.s. declaration of independence and took 200 years. at 180 feet it's barely a third the height of the washington monument. but it weighs 14.5 metric tons.
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it's classed as one of the seven wonders of the world. are you surprised what the you see? >> yeah, i'm surprised it's not falling over. that it hasn't like fallen over. >> reporter: the lean, of course, is what makes the tower more than just another example of ancient architecture. >> if they straightened it back up would you bother comingy. >> no. >> neckheck no. >> what's the attraction? >> to get a photo. >> a photo op. >> you came all this way. in pursuit of a kodak moment gas third way up to the 300 steps spiral to the top. unaware that the tower actually moves most of the time. it's sensitive to the temperature and the wind engineer bentivoglio says and especially to the underground layer of water which varies depending on the season. even if you could feel the movement, however, the
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stupendous views make up for it. and for those that get the timing right one of the seven bells that represent the notes on the musical scale will chime. ♪ fortunately for the sake of the tourists' hearing, only one bell is run electronically. the sound of all seven would make the human body and the structure vibrate. the tower is a crowning glory of the piazza known as the field of miracles which may seem like a feat but maybe not. allen pizzey. >> it's interesting what are the other seven? one would be the great wall of china. the taj mahal. the pyramids. that's four. >> what are we looking for? >> colosseum in rome. tetra. >> da da da da -- never make it
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headlines... a two alarm fire forced more people out of a good morning, everyone, 8:55. i'm frank mallicoat. with your kpix 5 headlines. a two alarm fire forced more than a dozen people out of an apartment complex. it started shortly before 3:00 a.m. at a complex on whitman street. 15 people were evacuated and few people suffered minor injuries and a dog was killed. firefighters believe the fire started in the downstairs kitchen then spread upstairs. today the oakland city council is considering a curfew for the minors to keep teenagers safe. keep them out of trouble and off the votes. some though are concerned a curfew would lead to a disproportionate number of arrests in the city among its ethnic groups. and today is 11/12/13 and many couples are planning on tying the knot. it's the next to last date of this century with consecutive
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numbers in the date. in san francisco the opportunity to wed today has been booked up and it has been for some time. they say rain is a good thing on your wedding day. that's a good thing right? rain it out and maybe a couple of scattered showers around the bay area. we're seeing that right now as the weak cold front kind of falling apart right now as it moving on through. still tracking some of the rain drops and the concentration now moving to the north a bit. north of the golden gate bridge more scattered showers there. but looks like these are going to wind down with the storm system this morning. by the afternoon skies becoming partly cloudy. 70s inland and 60s and 70s around the bay and some low 60s out toward the coast. a return the dry and warmer -- to dry and warmer breezy weather on wednesday and thursday. staying dry over the weekend. your kcbs traffic is coming up next.
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good morning, right now we're watching two separate traffic alerts. so it's still a very busy morning commute. even at this late hour. so traffic alerts in san mateo eastbound 92. in the meantime traffic is backed up to 280. another traffic alert in hercules westbound 80 by willow. three lanes are blocked. traffic has been busier than normal down the east shore freeway. with those earlier b.a.r.t. problems. but does it hurt?
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