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he said, they said. herman cain, once again, denies all allegations of sexual harassment. >> i have never acted inappropriately with anyone, period. >> now another accuser is coming forward. we want joe! we want joe! >> campus crisis. a widening sex abuse scandal threatens in the legendary career of penn state coach joe paterno. and catch a wave. a super surfer drops in on a 90-foot monster. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 9th, 2011.
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good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. when asked if allegations of sexual harassment would derail his presidential campaign, herman cain was defiant and to the point. during a news conference yesterday, he said he didn't even know his latest accuser. now a second accuser has identified herself. controversy is sure to come up during tonight's gop debate. susan mcginnis is in washington covering this story and she joins us with more p.m. good morning, susan. >> betty, goorm. good morning. >> reporter: herman cain appeared confident and convicted at this press conference last last night denying all sexual misconduct in his lifetime. this as his accuser consider a joint press conference and his gop rivals start to weigh in. >> goon. >> good afternoon. >> reporter: herman cain is refusing to drop out of the republican presidential including groping a chicago woman more than a decade ago.
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>> i was very, very surprised and very shocked. >> reporter: sharon bialek went public with her claims monday, but cain insists he's never met the 50-year-old and calling bialek a product of the democratic machine. >> the charges and the accusations, i absolutely reject. they simply didn't happen. >> reporter: his denial came as another accuser revealed herself to cbs news. 55-year-old karen kraushaar now wants to hold a press conference with all of cain's accusers. the whole situation is so volatile, right now, she says, i just don't want to say anything more. other gop hopefuls are beginning to speak out. newt gingrich urged cain to fully answer the charges. while rick santorum called the allegations very troubling. >> good to meet you. >> reporter: cain's biggest rival mitt romney weighed in on monday with an
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interview with abc news. >> you recognize this is a very serious matter and it should be taken seriously. >> reporter: cain's troubles will likely come up again tonight when the candidates debate for the first time since the scandal broke. when asked, cain said he would submit to a lie detector test, but quickly followed that if there is good reason. leaving that topic open. >> any reason why karen kraushaar is coming forward now? >> she is telling reporters she preferred to remain anonymous, but that her name and her identity was thursday into the public forum when news was released about her settlement which was for $45,000. she is now among this group that wants this press conference with the allegations to be reviewed as a collective body of evidence. >> susan mcginnis in washington for us this morning, thank you. now to election day 2011. we begin in ohio in a major victory for union workers. voters handily repealed a law
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that restricted collective bargaining rights to public employees. the vote was a blow to republican governor john kasich who progressively supported the initiative. >> you pay attention to what they have to say and you think about it, and so people ask what will you do if this doesn't fail? i can tell you. now it's a chance for me to catch my breath and try to gather my thoughts together as to what we do next. >> the law permitted workers to negotiate wages, but not pensions or health care benefits and ban public workers strikes. voters in mississippi easily defeated a measure aimed at outlawing abortion. the called personhood initiative would have declared begins at conception. they say it may have outlawed abortion and made some birth control illegal. the president of the arizona state senate, russell pearce was
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defeated. he lost the support of many fellow republicans. jerry sandusky, the former penn state football coach charged with sexually molesting eight young boys, has been temporarily barred from being alone with his three grandchildren. meanwhile, sandusky's old boss, head coach joe paterno, is fighting for his job. paterno's son says his father has no plans to step down but a board of trustees is appointing a special commission is being appointed to investigate. drew levinson has more. >> reporter: students rallied outside the home of penn state football coach joe paterno tuesday night. they greeted him like a rock star. >> it's hard for me to tell you how much this means to me. i -- i -- you guys, i've lived for this place, i've lived for people like you guys and girls. >> reporter: despite the admiration of students, the 84-year-old coach is battling to hold on to his job. >> i hate to see joe go like this with the.
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legacy that he has instilled. >> reporter: paterno's former assistant coach jerry sandusky is being charged for sexual abuse. paterno has taken heat for not going to police after a graduate assistant told him he saw sandusky assaulting a young boy in a locker room shower in 2002. the coach told administrators, as the law requires, but they failed to alert authorities. paterno is a legend here at penn state. during his six decades of coaching, he has won two national championships and pushed his players to succeed on and off the field. matt millen played for penn state in the lay '70s and was also on the board of the second mile, that is the charity sandusky started for at risk kids and where prosecutors say he targeted his victims. >> it makes you sick to see that this could happen to this level. >> reporter: it's a black eye on the university and its legendary
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coach who may be forced to wrap up his last season with the nittany lions. drew levinson, cbs news, state college, pennsylvania. in other news, the man accused of masterminding the attack on the "uss cole" 11 years ago will be arraigned today at guantanamo bay prison. abd al rahim al nashiri has been confined at secret cia prisons and gitmo for nearly a decade. he is the first prisoner charged with a war crime since president obama took office. he is accused of training the al qaeda suicide bombers who ran the "cole" with a boat carrying explosives in 2000. 17 sailors were killed and 37 others wounded. a new greek government will be announced today in the wake of the european debt crisis. prime minister george papandreou agreed to step down to resolve a crisis for greece from the bailout plan. italian prime minister silvio berlusconi will also resign.
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he says he will leave office after the parliament passes the reforms demanded by the union. and it is reported that a private investigator working for one of rupert murdoch's papers spied on prince william. the bbc says a private investigator conducted surveillance on the prince back in 2006 for the now the defunct "news of the world." murdoch shut down that paper in july following a massive phone-hacking scandal. coming up this morning, alaska is getting slammed by a super storm. plus, one of rap's biggest names dies far too young. this is the "cbs morning news." one day i'm on p of the world... the next i'm saying... i have this thing called psoriatic arthritis. i had some intense pain. it progressively got worse. my rheumatologist told me about enbrel. i'm surprised how quickly my symptoms have been managed. [ male announcer ] because enbrel suppresses your immune system,
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historic storm. the wintry blast is moving over the bariay sea and has reached nome carrying hurricane force winds and huge waves. as much as 14 inches of snow is expected in some areas. and the last time alaska was blasted by a storm this size, it was back in november of 1974. we do have some sad news from the world of entertainment. hip-hop pioneer heavy d has died. ♪ >> born dwight myers in jamaica and raised in new york, the self-proclaimed overweight lover burst on the rap scene in 1987 with his debut album "living large." the l.a. coroner's office said the rapper collapsed at his home tuesday, just hours before he sent his last tweet, which read, quote, be inspired. heavy d was 44 years old. on the cbs "moneywatch," another huge recall for toyota. ashley morrison is in new york
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with more on that. good morning. >> good morning to you, betty. most asian markets were up today. investigators are encouraged by efforts in greece and italy to clear their debt. tokyo's nikkei up more than 1% and hong kong's hang henning up more than 2%. on tuesday, the stocks finished higher. the dow was up 101 points while the nasdaq gained 32. more than a year after the gulf oil spill, the coast guard has approved a plan to end the cleanup. that means bp will start working on the next phase, restoration of damaged areas. the coast guard says 10% of the affected shoreline still needs to be cleaned. meanwhile, the white house announced tuesday it will allow a small expansion of offshore oil and gas exploration in the gulf and off the coast of alaska starting next year. after hitting the streets, occupy wall street protesters are hitting the highway. today, a group of activists will begin a march from new york to washington.
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they plan to arrive in the capital in two weeks. the deadline for the congressional super committee to come up with its deficit reduction plan. administrators demonstrators are especiallily in the bush era tax cuts. toyota announced a major recall this morning. almost 500,000 vehicles including four and 2005 camrys and highlander and siena, along with some lexus models, are affected. toyota says power steering problems could make it difficult to steer. no accidents or injuries have been reported. the king of poker is a 22-year-old player from germany. hines won the world series of poker in las vegas. and get this. an 8.7 million prize. the guy who came in second walked away with almost 5.5 million. not bad. i should have played more poker. >> i need to learn texas hold 'em. did you see the pictures there. he definitely had the poker face going. maybe that is part of the skill. ashley morrison in new york, thank you. straight ahead, your
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time now for a check on the national forecast. the latest satellite picture shows a storm system stretching from the great lakes down to the gulf coast. a large mass of clouds is coming into the northwest, but only a few showers are coming down in western washington. later today, heavy rains and thunderstorms will move into the southeast and ohio river valley. breezy conditions and cold temperatures are in the midwest. elsewhere, it's another amazing day on the east coast with highs in the 60s and 70s. in sports, new hope that the nba lockout could soon be over. for the first time tuesday, the players union said they are willing to accept a 50/50 split in revenue, but in return, they want the league to relax proposed restrictions on free agency. >> the current offer that is on the table from the nba is not one that we can accept. our orders are also clear that
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we are willing to continue to negotiate and we are willing to continue discussions on a potential compromise. >> commissioner david stern has given players until 5:00 p.m. today to accept the deal. in college football, a real shoot-out in toledo. every play is a highlight because toledo and western michigan just kept scoring and scoring. you won't believe the final. toledo, 66, western michigan, 63. folks, that is 129 points combined and, get this, toledo racked up an incredible 803 yards in offense. i bet they are tired this morning. now here is something that you just have to see to believe. take a look at that surfer right there. he appears small, right? well, that's because he is riding a monstrous 90-foot wave off the coast of portugal. that is eight stories high. garrett mcnamara is the fearless surfer and he set a record for riding the biggest wave ever. look at these pictures. just incredible.
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the previous record was a wave 77 feet high. when we return, another look at this morning's top stories. and don't touch that dial. how you won't be able to turn the channel on today's emergency alert test.,,,,
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woman: what does it feel like when a woman is having a heart attack? chest pain, like there's a ton of weight on your chest. severe shortness of breath. unexplained nausea. cold sweats. there's an unusual tiredness and fatigue. there's unfamiliar dizziness or light-headedness.
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nasa got it right. the massive asteroid we told you about yesterday whizzed by earth last night. it came within 200 miles of our planet, closer than the moon and any asteroid in 35 years, moving at 8 miles a second. the russian mission to mars, a problem this morning. the rocket launched this morning, but its engined fail the fire to put it on a path to mars. at one point, the russian command center could not locate the spacecraft. engineers have only three days to try to reset the onboard computer system before its batteries die. remember back in the day when you flipped your tv or radio and heard the words, this is a test? well, you could change the channel and find another program. those days, though, are over starting today. randall pinkston explains. >> reporter: talk shows. soap operas and every other tv and radio program across the nation will all be interrupted
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at exactly 2:00 p.m. eastern time wednesday. for 30 seconds, fema and the fcc will conduct the first nationwide test of the emergency alert system, also known as eas. eas is designed to quickly alert americans about a national emergency like a nuclear attack, a major power grid failure, or a catastrophic storm. >> this is to look at that one backbone system to go can we move a warning message from the white house all the way out through the relay stations to the general public. >> reporter: local stations like wfax-am in falls church, virginia, have always been required to run tests individually. now broadcasters must coordinate with other nearby stations for emergency notifications. the eas is a modern day version of the old emergency broadcast system designed to protect americans from missile strikes during the cold war. the system has never been used on a national scale. the government says this test is important to ensure it will work in the event of an emergency.
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running for the senate. and competing for the license for the lotto and a memorial for public safety workers dedicated today. it was built with bricks from the old baltimore coliseum. a penn state university crisis, the coach a day away from possiblely allowing his job. things get violent at a polling mace in ohio and one man almost lost his nose. more on that and the first traffic report of the morning
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