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deliberation day. the jury in the michael jackson case ponders the fate of dr. conrad murray. going public? one of herman cain's accusers could come forward today, as the perry campaign denies any role in the growing scandal. and up from the deep. a whale of a surprise just off the southern california coast. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 4th, 2011. good morning, everybody. happy friday. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. jury deliberations begin today in the trial of dr. conrad murray charged in the death of michael jackson. if convicted on involuntary manslaughter charges, murray
could get four years in prison. as karen brown reports, jurors heard two very different versions of the case during closing arguments. >> reporter: before the jurors got the case, prosecutors had the final fiery word. >> because of the bizarre, grossly negligent, criminally negligent actions of conrad murray that caused the death of michael jackson. >> they want you to convict dr. murray for the actions of michael jackson. >> reporter: but the defense claims michael jackson killed himself with the fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol and that dr. murray is only on trial because of his superstar patient. >> if you're going to hold dr. murray responsible, don't do it because it's michael jackson. >> now, the cameras may be here because of michael jackson, but we are here because of the actions of conrad murray. >> reporter: the jury is made up of seven men and five women. professionally, they range from the unemployed to a partner in a
management consulting firm and a handful of them have said they are fans of michael jackson's music. what kind of factor do you think it's going to be, the fact that michael jackson was such a huge celebrity? >> well, i think it's going to be a double-edged sword in some ways, because he is very beloved. on the other hand, you know, his history and some of his conduct is so outside the box. >> reporter: but the defense urged jurors not to get caught up in the celebrity factor. >> this is not a reality show. it's reality. >> reporter: and with fans screaming for jackson's family. >> go drip. you new acquit. >> reporter: and strangers chanting for the doctor, the jurors' decision may be what grounds this trial in reality. karen brown, cbs news, los angeles. in other news, the national restaurant association is expected to decide today whether one of the women who claimed they were sexually harassed by herman cain can go public. the accuser had signed a nondisclosure agreement.
the claims against cain and his changing explanations have tainted his campaign since the story first broke. it's reported that two of the three accusers were paid as much as $45,000 each to keep quiet. in a radio interview, cain refused to back away from his claim that the controversy was orchestrated by texas governor rick perry's campaign. >> i don't see another way for it to come out. let's just say there aren't enough bread crumbs that we can lay down and connect that leads us anywhere else at this particular point in time. >> reporter: last night, perry denied cain's accusations and said he would fire anyone who used such tactics against another candidate. >> if you're passing on rumors that are that heinous, that bad, you don't need to be working with me. gone. >> reporter: this morning a campaign political action committee is running a new web ad suggesting the sexual harassment claims are racist.
it compares the controversy to the clarence thomas supreme court hearings that took place more than two decades ago. a house committee has subpoenaed the white house for documents about solyndra, the failed solar industry company, that got $500,000 billion loan before filing for bankruptcy. they are investigating whether solyndra knew it was in trouble, but then continued to support it. now to the g-20 economic summit in france, where efforts to ease the european economic crisis are hampered by political turmoil in greece. today, the greek's prime minister faces a crucial vote. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest on that. good morning, susan. >> reporter: good morning, betty. the greek government is teetering on the verge of collapse this morning. prime minister papandreou could facing a crucial confidence vote that could decide his fate and the greek government and the impact on it in the u.s.
g-20 leaders will focus on the global economy today with greece dominating the agenda once again. today, the country's prime minister faces a critical confidence vote that could determine his political fate and greece's financial future. i don't care about being reelected, george papandreou told parliament on thursday. what is interested to me is saving the country. in a stunning about-face, he scrapped controversial plans to put europe's bailout deal up for a national vote. the move came after european leaders blasted him for even considering the referendum. the white house is keeping a close eye on the situation. europe is america's biggest trading partner, and a government collapse in greece could trigger a global recession. >> central to our discussions at the g-20 is how to achieve -- of the world and put people back to work. that means we are going to have to resolve the situation here in europe. >> reporter: on the streets of athens, some residents are ready to see papandreou step down. >> mr. papandreou should quit
today, as soon as possible. >> reporter: but opposition leaders want to secure bailout funds before kicking him out. >> once these conditions have been met, elections must be held at the earliest possible convenience. >> reporter: if greece's rescue plan doesn't go through, the country could go bankrupt within weeks. now even if the government survives this confidence vote, government sources says papandreou will with the opposition party and then stand down. >> susan mcginnis in washington, thank you. on the cbs "moneywatch" a rebound for asian stock markets. drew levinson is here in new york with that and so much more. good morning, drew. >> good morning to you, betty. >> reporter: asian markets jumped today after the greek prime minister backed off his plan to put the eu bailout to a national vote. japan's nikkei was up almost 2% and hong kong's hang seng shot up more than 3%. today, wall street tries to keep its own rally going. thursday, stocks saw big gains. the dow jumped 208 points and the nasdaq up nearly 58. wall street is not expecting
much from the government october jobs report due out later this morning. analysts project it will show the economy added 100,000 jobs last month. unemployment is expected to remain at 9.1%. to really put a dent in the jobless rate, the economy needs to add at least 200,000 jobs every month. groupon finally goes public today. the daily deals website initial public offering of stock is priced at $20 a share and that values the company at nearly $13 billion. it's one of the most anticipated ipos this year. air fares are taking off again. us airways and delta are raising prices on most domestic flights by $10 per round trips and other carriers are considering matching the hike but even if they don't they will get their money. the "wall street journal" is reporting the industry is charging more for aisle and window seats than middle of the road. no one likes bad wedding photos, but one new york groom
is going the extra mile. to do remiss is suing the photographer he hired for his 2003 wedding. he says they missed crucial moments, including the last dance and the bouquet toss. but he fails to mention he got divorce inside 2008. remiss wants $48,000 to re-create the wedding and to fly his ex-wife in from latvia where she moved after they broke up. >> is he serious? really? he divorced her but now he wants to re-create the wedding? >> and the money. here is one way to catch a thief. clip his wings. watch this from brazil. it happened tuesday. a car carrying heavily armed police chases a plane full of suspected smugglers full of stolen goods. to keep it from taking off, they ram the plane's wing. the plane actually ends up on its side, torn apart. the five suspects wind up in custody, along with more than
$100,000 worth of electronic gear. i guess that is one way to do it. just ahead on the "morning news," scientists close in on the secret cause of aging. plus, a crack that could produce an iceberg the size of new york city. this is the "cbs morning news." my doctor prescribed dulera to help prevent them. [ male announcer ] dulera is for patients 12 and older whose asthma is not well controlled on a long-term asthma control medicine, like an inhaled corticosteroid. dulera will not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. dulera helps significantly improve lung function. this was shown over a 6 month clinical study. dulera contains formoterol, which increases the risk of death from asthma problems and may increase the risk of hospitalization in children and adolescents. dulera is not for people whose asthma is well controlled with a long-term asthma control medicine, like an inhaled corticosteroid. once your asthma is well controlled your doctor will decide if you can stop dulera and prescribe a different asthma control medicine,
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it looks like just another beautiful day off santa cruz, california. a surfer in a bikini meeting up with two kayakers, as sea gulls swirl overhead. wow! that is two giant humpback whales breach is ago they chase a school of anchovies as they are looking for lunch. look at that video. all of this was caught on video by a woman in another kayak who says she was actually shaken by the close encounter. who wouldn't be? what a sight! luckily, no one was hurt. well, the u.s. energy department reports that in 2010, the global production of heat
trapping greenhouse gases jumped by the largest amount on record. in all, the world pumped about 564 million more tons of carbon into the air than it did in 2009. that is an increase of 6%. scientists say global warming is probably not the cause of a giant crack that has appeared in an antarctica glacier. seen in video, the crack is 18 miles long and 260 feet long and growing every day. scientists say an iceberg the size of new york city could break off from the glacier by the end of the year. scientists also say they found new clues to staying young. i like the sound of that. researchers at the mayo clinic managed to slow the aging process in mice. these two mice are actually the same age. the one on the left appears past its prime. the one on the right remains plump and healthy after researchers removed cells that appeared to contribute to aging. and new research has now
linked a lack of exercise to cancer. the study found the connection between nearly 100,000 cases of cancer each year and reduced physical activity. bigad shaban reports. >> reporter: attorney linda worthhime works long hours sitting behind a desk. exercise wasn't a priority, until she found out she had breast cancer. >> the diagnosis was a wake-up call. >> reporter: new research suggests getting more active could help keep cancer away. cancer experts say as many as 49,000 cases of breast cancer and 43,000 colon cancer cases in the u.s. every year could be due to a lack of physical activity and long periods of sitting down. >> sitting is bad for you and sitting does trigger some of biological mechanisms that are important in cancer risk. >> reporter: factors like hormone levels, insulin resistance, and inflammation can increase if someone sits too long. and that is a big concern, since only 31% of americans say they get regular physical activity.
between work, driving, and relaxing at home, some people can spend most of the day sitting. but doctors recommend getting up every hour for at least a minute or two to move around. >> this is something that is modifiable and absolutely within the reach of every individual patient, to make even minor adjustments in their lifestyle. >> reporter: worthhime made changes after her diagnosis and now walks more than 10,000 steps daily. angie says taking the right steps has kept her cancer-free for over a decade. bigad shaban, cbs news, new york. a texas judge will not face criminal charges for beating his daughter. judge william adams whipped his then teenage daughter with a belt back in 2004. it's difficult to watch. but she secretly recorded it and posted it on the internet last week. police say the five-year statute of limitations has passed and adams cannot be charged. straight ahead, your
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the latest satellite picture shows storm clouds moving through the west. it's clear from the southern plains to the great lakes. but later today, showers will gradually taper off in the mid-atlantic states. rain will linger in southern california. and the northwest coast will have a mix of sun and clouds. in sports, college football and boston college take a pounding. florida state quarterback e.j. manual started the scoring for the seminoles with an eight-yard touchdown pass, and running back devontae freeman scored two touchdowns on the ground in a 38-7 win. that qualifies florida state for a bowl game for an ncaa best 30 years straight. in the nhl, a third period fight between vancouver and minnesota got out of hand as one player tried to throw another over the side wall. a blind punch hit a referee right in the face. eventually, the officials broke up the fight and the wild beat
the canucks 5-1. finally the nba and its players union will resume contract talks tomorrow after a week off, but it's reported a group of 50 disgruntled players may seek to decertify their union if player union negotiators make any more concessions. when we return, another look at this morning's top stories. the spy is in the machine. how russia and china hack the internet to steal u.s. military secrets. that connected to our muscles are nerves that send messages through the body. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia -- thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic, widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia pain. and less pain means, i can feel better and do more of what matters. [ female announcer ] lyrica is not for everyone. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions.
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on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. except for some rain in the carolinas, the east coast will have a pleasant day. the west coast will get rain with snow in the mountains reaching south to the mexican border, including los angeles and san diego. here is another look at this morning's top stories. the jury in the michael jackson trial begins deliberations today.
if convicted, dr. conrad murray could get four years in prison. and the government releases its jobs report this morning. economists expect it to show the u.s. added 100,000 jobs in october, but the jobless rate will be unchanged at 9.1%. satellites, computers, remote-controlled aircraft all have forever changed how the u.s. fights its enemies and it's also changed how nations spy on one another. bob orr reports. >> reporter: u.s. drones increasingly used to kill top terror leaders have now become a target themselves. the technology behind unmanned airplanes is high on the list of secrets that computer spies are trying to steal and for the first time, u.s. intelligence officials are publicly identifying china and russia as the top cyberthieves. a new report titled spies stealing u.s. economic secrets, warns both governments will remain aggressive and capable
collectors of sensitive information. >> china and russia are really at the top of the pack. >> reporter: joel brenner, america's top counter 2009, says electronic espionage efforts are relentless. how often are these attacks happening? >> around the clock. >> reporter: every day? >> every day. it goes on all the time, seven days a week. >> reporter: state sponsored spies have repeatedly hacked government servers at the pentagon and stolen corporate secrets from u.s. car makers and chemical companies. chinese hackers are also blamed for attacks on large information systems, including google's networks. it is not known how much has been stolen or at what cost, but reliable estimates put the loss at more than $100 billion a year. in this computer age, cyberespionage is slowly replacing cloak and dagger. >> if you can steal massive amounts of information from other people's networks from halfway around the world, you don't need a spy to penetrate the organization. >> reporter: and the new intelligence report warns cyberattacks are going to escalate, calling them a growing
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. we are here with the first morning weather. it is purple day. down to our south, this stuff that you see around the area, that is ground clutter, but it is this low that is heading down that is the cause to the clouds this morning. let's lock at the part where the clouds will break up, sunny, a breeze, 56 at lunch and 47 right now. don? >> here is what we have our eye on today. the hearing for a woman that
used bleach to attack another woman inside walmart. and after a five-month voyage, returning back home and more on the unemployment numbers and already in the news this morning, the deplorable conditions inside some city schools and what some parents are doing to try to ching that. more on the final efforts to persuade the jurors in the michael jackson case. more on the outrage in the world wide web and should a judge face criminal hearings -- charges. more object -- on the week's end and weather and traffic coming up. ,, [ female announcer ] having grands! biscuits in the morning
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