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security backlash. u.s. security officials say they will make airport security procedures as minimally invasive as possible but don't expect major changes. new concerns. a sophisticated uranium enrichment plant in north korea sparks new fears of a nuclear crisis. a magical opening. "harry potter" casts his greatest spell yet at the box office. captioning funded by cbs >> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, november 22nd, 2010.
good morning, everybody. good to see you on a monday. thanksgiving week. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. we begin this morning with the uproar over new airport screening procedures. late yesterday the transportation security agency said it's looking into refining the procedures but that's it for now. the tight security will stay. 1.6 million americans will fly this week. a body scanning boycott is planned. congress is also considering hearings. we go to washington for the latest. >> reporter: good morning. the scanners have been in place for months and now are fully operational at about 70 airports across the country. more than a million people will be impacted by these new measures as they travel for the holiday weekend. there's growing turbulence over the latest airport security measures. >> i think the body scanners are invasive. >> would you submit to one of these pat downs? >> not if i could avoid it.
no, who would? >> reporter: with 1.6 million americans set to take to the skies this week, many face the added step of going through body scanners or a full body pat down. thomas sawyer got both. >> i was just mortified. >> reporter: he says his pat down earlier this month was so aggressive it spilled his urine bag, a result of cancer surgery. he had to travel in urine soaked shirt and pants. >> i was so embarrassed at going into the airport and thinking people would see me and "smell" me. >> reporter: the tsa plans to keep the measures in place. there could be some changes. in a statement sunday, the head of the tsa said the agency would work to make screening methods as least invasive as possible. earlier he maintained a policy was here to stay. >> we're not changing the policies. >> reporter: some travelers say the inconvenience is a small price for safety.
>> i would rather give up a little privacy than worry about something going wrong on a plane. >> reporter: airports could see problems on wednesday. a loosely organized protest called national opt out day is urging passengers to boycott scanners and opt for pat downs. that could mean even bigger delays on the busiest travel day of the year. a body scan can take as little as ten seconds but a pat down can take up to four minutes so if people choose to participate on wednesday you can see why it could cause delays. right now both airlines and airports aren't saying if they're taking any extra steps because of the protest. >> pack your patience. thank you. engine failure forced a moscow bound airliner to return to new york last night. one of two engines on a boeing 767 failed just after takeoff. the crew circled john f. kennedy airport for more than an hour as it dumped fuel. no one was injured. an investigation is under way. a 13-year-old american boy campaigning for the
reunification of north and south korea has been taken away by police in china. jonathan lee was protesting in beijing today when he was grabbed by police. lee was with his family and a documentary filmmaker. provocative and disappointing but not a surprise. that's how the u.s. special envoy to north korea described the north's highly sophisticated uranium enrichment plant. the plant was shown to visiting american scientist during a recent visit. >> reporter: it was a rare chance for an american to see north korea's new nuclear plant shown here under construction just weeks ago. u.s. nuclear scientist siegfried hecker was shocked by what he saw when he toured north korea's nuclear facilities on november 12th. instead of seeing a few small cascades of centrifuges we saw a modern clean centrifuge plant. of more than 1,000 centrifuges.
north korea boasts the new plant has been in the works since april 2009. it's intended for civilian use but hecker says it could be converted to make it nuclear grade uranium. it could be an attempt to prop up north korea as it faces a tricky power transition from ailing dictator kim jong-il to his youngest son explains admiral mike mullen, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. >> it also continues to validate a country that is led by a dictator and constantly desires to destabilize the region. >> reporter: or this revelation could be a bid to secure more food and fuel aid for the impoverished north. in exchange for promises to shut the plant. one thing is clear. strict sanctions pressuring north korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program are not working. and once again kim jong-il is creating a political firestorm in the region.
29 chinese coal miners were rescued this morning after being trapped by floodwaters underground. the miners were trapped sunday morning in southwest china. the rescued miners are said to be in stable condition. last year more than 2,600 miners were killed in chinese coal mine accidents. miners are trapped in new zealand. officials say the miners may still be alive but rescue efforts are being hampered by toxic gas. >> the situation still remains grave given we have not had contact with the men for three days. every effort is being made to rescue. >> a small shaft being drilled to test for dangerous gas is expected to be completed later today. the men are believed to be trapped 1.5 miles horizontally into a mountain. >> we could learn as early as today if a jaw bone found on be a an aruban beach belongs to
missing natalee holloway. holloway disappeared during a class trip in 2005. she was last seen with joran van der sloot. he's been arrested twice in connection with her disappearance but never charged. >> the first element the prosecutors would have to prove in a murder case is that natalee is deceased. they would have that evidence. they can combine it with joran's previous inconsistent statements, with his confessions arguably to having killed her, now they have a case against him. >> holloway was 18 when she disappeared. if you're a certain age this day 47 years ago is one you will never forget. on november 22nd, 1963, president john f. kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade in dallas, texas. president kennedy was 46 years old. lyndon johnson was sworn in as the nation's 36th president. lee harvey oswald was charged with the president's murder. he was killed two days later while in police custody. a mixed day for stocks in asia. ashley morrison in new york with more. good morning to you.
>> good morning to you. most asian markets saw gains today. japan's nikkei rose nearly 1% the european union and international monetary fund agreed late sunday to bail out ireland. the three-year package will help cover ireland's massive deficit and prop up banks. wall greet gets earnings from hewlett packard today. for the week the dow was up a fraction while the nasdaq lost a hair. investors focus this week retail sales and traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season black friday. so far americans have spent a bit more this month than they did this same time last year. the big question for most retailers is whether all of those deep discounts and deals for free shipping will keep shoppers buying throughout the rest of the season or if the early start will dilute sales. it could be a rough holiday season for some on wall street. according to "the wall street journal" federal authorities are
preparing insider trading charges against wall street bankers, traders and analysts. the paper says a federal grand jury has heard evidence and the three-year criminal and civil investigation could result in charges by the end of the year. media mogul rupert murdock is expected to reveal a digital newspaper for the ipad. according to an article in women's wear daily, the billionaire is teaming up with apple's ceo steve jobs on the product. the online product will be called "the daily" and have a weekly cost of 99 cents. the plan is for the paper to eventually be available to all tablet computers. it was a spell binding weekend for "harry potter." the latest installment took in $125 million this weekend to run away with the weekend box office. that's the best debut for any of the seven films in the series.
"megamind" was in a distant second place with "unstoppable" finishing third. and all together the potter franchise so far has taken in more than $5.5 billion worldwide and they still have another movie set for release this summer. what a money maker. >> can't get enough of it the fans love it. ashley morrison in new york. good to see you. appreciate it. the new city that tops the list as most dangerous and it was his world. justin bieber stole the show at the american music awards. you're watching "cbs morning news." [ female announcer ] keurig has over 200 varieties of gourmet coffee and tea to choose from. ♪ keurig is the way to brew fresh, delicious coffee in under a minute. way to brew. [ female announcer ] so with keurig, every cup tastes like it's brewed just for you. ♪ because it is.
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still trying so solve the mysterious murder of a hollywood publicist. ronni chasen was shot five times in the chest while driving through beverly hills last week. she told friends she thought she was being followed as far back as march. investigators are checking security cameras and looking at chasen's computer for a possible motive. >> we have a source telling us they are looking at ronni chasen's personal finances for potentially irregular activity. >> on sunday almost 1,000 members of the entertainment community attended a memorial service for chasen. straight ahead on your monday morning, a look at your weather forecast and michael vick carries the eagles into first place. depression is a serious medical condition it can take so much out of you. i feel like i have to wind myself up just to get out of bed. then... well... i have to keep winding myself up
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in sports this morning, philadelphia takes first place in the nfc east. to the highlights we go. michael vick ran for a touchdown that led a fourth quarter drive against the giants. fourth down play turned into a 50-yard winning touchdown. philadelphia beat new york 27-17. tom brady and patriots. brady had two touchdown passes. new england 31-28 over indianapolis. meanwhile, jets pulled out another last-minute win. mark sanchez to santonio holmes. six-yard td pass in the corner of the end zone with ten seconds left in the game. jets win 30-27 over houston. terry collins is about to become a major league manager after 11 years. collins reportedly will become the manager of the new york mets. he managed angels from 1997 to
1999. collins only won ten games more than he lost. an official announcement expected tomorrow. check this out. nhl had a bad luck play with the anaheim goalie pulled in the third period. cory perry tries to center the puck but deflects off the goal and slides slowly 200 feet straight into the ducks net. oilers beat the ducks 4-2. when we return, a look at the morning's stop stories and going where no movie has gone before. new "harry potter" series set to shatter a franchise record. and going where no movie has gone before.
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here's another look at top stories this morning. despite the growing public backlash, u.s. security officials say they have no plans to back down from tough u.s. security checks but will work to make them as minimally invasive as possible. a new and sophisticated uranium enrichment plant in north korea is provocative but not a crisis. as reported earlier in the show this morning, "harry potter" fans flocked to movie theaters in record numbers. the movie took in more than 125 hadn't $1 million at the box office. it's on track to possibly surpass another iconic movie series. >> reporter: from california to london and taipei, "harry potter" has cast his spell on the box office yet again.
the latest and second to last movie "harry hotter and the deathy hallows part one" is taking on some of the biggest box office movies. >> it's just remarkable that seven movies in and they're still doing over $100 million on the opening weekend. >> domestic gross of 1.8 billion it has surpassed 23 james bond flicks and will surpass six "star wars" movies that launched in the 1970s. both are coming of age stories. potter and skywalker are orphans on a mission to fight evil. >> read all of the books three times. no joke. saw the movies 15 times each. we'll never get sick of it. >> reporter: after nearly a decade of magical adventures it's not just fans who are bracing for the end. >> we're all kind of really emotional. ten years came down to one little shot and it was over. >> reporter: sad but fans can
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