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scandal spreads. the secret service investigates weather agents misbehaifed on another overseas trip. rumblings of a possible attack tied to the anniversary of bin laden's death. good luck. the indianapolis colts select a successor to peyton manning, taking quarterback andrew luck with the first pick in the nfl draft. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, april 27, 2012. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle miller. the inquiry into the secret service prostitution scandal now includes another overseas presidential trip. besides investigating allegations of unprofessional behavior in colombia, they are
looking into whether agents hired prostitutes to a trip to el salvador last year. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. lawmakers here on capitol hill have been told the incident in colombia appears to be isolated. well, now new allegations that secret service agents hired prostitutes in san salvador before another presidential visit. the secret service scandal appears to be widening. sources tell cbs affiliate kiro tv that secret service agents hired prostitutes at this el salvador strip club just days before president obama and his family visited the country in march 2011. members of the president's advance team were apparently accompanied by this local contractor, who wants to keep his identity secret. he claims agents paid strippers to return to their hotel room. >> several girls were approached. the military, secret service, approached them about getting a
special service at the hotel. >> reporter: witnesses told kiro tv members of the u.s. embassy in el salvador visited the club as well. the state department says it will investigate. >> we will inquire of our embassy and see what we learn with regard to that. >> reporter: the secret service says t's looking into the el salvador allegations this as the agency continues to investigate the scandal in colombia. so far eight secret service officers are been forced out after accusations agents paid for prostitutes in cartagena. earlier this week the head of homeland security told congress she believes the incident in colombia is an isolated event. >> over the past 2 1/2 years, the secret service office of professional responsibility has not received any such complaints. >> reporter: the president's visit to el salvador came a year before his trip to colombia. and members of congress say if the secret service doesn't get to the bottom of what happened, they will. and like colombia, prostitution
is legal in el salvador. michelle? >> susan mcginnis in washington, thank you. president obama says he'll veto a cyber security bill passed by the house late yesterday. the measure is aimed at stopping electronic attacks on private companies and the government. it would encourage companies and the federal government to share threat information. critics contend the measure would compromise civil liberties. the government has issued a bulletin warning of a potential terrorist attack tied to the anniversary of osama bin laden's death. bin laden was killed by u.s. special forces on may 2nd. there's no specific threat but lots of talk on terrorist websites. bob orr reports. >> reporter: since the killing of osama bin laden by u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s, al qaeda has vowed revenge. with the approaching anniversary of bin laden's death, u.s. officials are monitoring persistent rumbles on jihadist websites advocating new attacks. a joint intelligence bulletin issued by fbi and homeland
security, urges state and local police to increase vigilance, warning, quote, al qaeda's affiliates and allies remain content on conducting attacks in the homeland, possibly to avenge the death of bin laden. white house press secretary jay carney said there's no evidence any real plot is in the works. >> at this time we have no credible information that terrorist organizations, including al qaeda, are plotting attacks in the u.s. to coincide with the anniversary of bin laden's death. >> reporter: still u.s. officials are concerned about future threats on three fronts. new al qaeda chief al zawahiri has new series of propaganda videos pledging to, quote, do everything in order to deprive america of security. al qaeda's most lethal affiliate in yemen also poses great danger. while a u.s. drone strike last fall kid operational leader al
alla alla'a is still on the loose. ibrahim al asiri built the underwar attack. he also hid explosives inside computer printers on two cargo planes. now intelligence officials believe he's working on new innovative bombs. sources say the greatest threat is posed by homegrown terrorists inspired by al qaeda, like major nadal hassan. a new bulletin says such lone wolves are hard to detect and therefore could attack with little warning. there are also new concerns overseas. while officials there are not directly connecting the threat to bin laden's death, u.s. citizens in kenya and pakistan are now being warned to avoid public places. bob orr, cbs news, washington. osama bin laden's family is in saudi arabia after being deported from pakistan. bin laden's three widows and children left pakistan today. they had told authorities very little about their lives with the al qaeda chief.
bin laden's three wives and two adult daughters were convicted of illegally entering and living in pakistan and served a 45-day sentence under house arrest. the cia officer in charge of interrogations following the 9/11 attacks is speaking out for the first time. in a "60 minutes" interview jose rodriguez tells lesley stahl about waterboarding the man who planned those attacks. khalid shaikh mohammed was strapped to a board, tilted head down and had water poured on his face to stimulate drowning, but mohammed was tough. interrogators had to pour more than 180 times. >> this is an individual who probably didn't give a rat's ass about having water poured on his face. >> he never believed for one second you were going to kill him? >> no. let me just tell you, khalid sheikh mohammed would use his fingers to count the number of
seconds because he knew in all likelihood we would stop at ten. so, this doesn't sound like a person who is afraid of dying. >> if he's is sitting there counting off, he knows you're not going to kill him, he knows he's not going to drown, then why do it? what's the point? >> i think the cumulative effect of waterboarding and sleep deprivation and everything else that was done, essentially, got to him. >> so, what happens? does he break down? does he weep? does he fall apart? >> no. he gets a good night's sleep. he gets his ensure. by the way, he was very heavy when he came to us and he lost 50 pounds. >> what, his ensure, like people in the hospital who drink that stuff? >> yes, dietary manipulation was part of the technique. >> so, sleep deprivation, dietary manipulation. i mean, this is orwellian tuff. the united states doesn't do that. >> well, we do. >> you can see more of lesley stahl's interview with jose rodriguez this sunday on "60 minutes" here on cbs.
a website created to aid the defense of george zimmerman has raised more than $200,000. zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of florida teenager trayvon martin. zimmerman's lawyer says he learned about the money this week and will inform the judge at a hearing today. zimmerman is free on $150,000 bail. an unexpected admission from the government's key witness at john edwards' trial. andrew young testified yesterday under cross-examination, young said most of the nearly $1 million in cash donations prosecutors say was used to hide edwards' mistress actually went to renovate young's house. edwards is charged with using campaign donations to hide his affair. former liberian president charles taylor has been found guilty of helping rebels in sierra leone. the verdict was announced yesterday. he's the first head of state since world war ii to be convicted by an international court. he'll be sentenced next month.
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california dairy cow that tested for mad cow disease was lame and lying down before it was euthanized. they aum also said the cow was over 10 years old, not 5, as originally reported. this is the fourth case of mad cow disease in the u.s. officials say there's no risk to the nation's food supply. on the "cbs moneywatch," where can you shop on the internet and pay cash? and some transit workers may be getting a new ride after hitting the lottery. ashley morrison is here in new york with more on that. good morning, ashley. >> good morning to you, michelle. overseas the bank of japan's decision to extend its asset buying program did not help markets. tokyo's nikkei lost nearly 0.5%, logging its worst april performance in seven years. while hong kong's hang seng lost more than 0.25%. the house will vote on a bill that would keep interest on student loans from doubling in
july. however the two parties are split on where to find the $6 billion needed to keep rates at their current level. the number of people applying for unemployment benefits remained stuck near a not seem to affect the markets. the dow was up 113 points, while the nasdaq gained 20. amazon.com posted monster numbers in the first quarter. the online retailer said its net income was $130 million. much more than what analyst had predicted. amazon's surge is due in part to sales of the kindle fire. speaking of online shopping, you'll soon be able to pay for cash for items you buy on walmart's website. shoppers will soon be able to select products on walmart.com, pick them up at the local store and pay for them in cash. walmart says it's trying to cater to customers who don't have credit or debit cards. and a single winning ticket was sold in this week's power ball lottery and being held by 48 coworkers at philadelphia's
transit system. they will be sharing a $172 million jackpot. if they take the lump sum, they'll each get $2.2 million. and to have to split it between 48 people? >> that is my dream, though. i'd love to win that kind of money. >> yeah, i'll take it. >> ashley morrison in new york, thank you, ashley. well, straight ahead, your friday morning weather. in sports, filling very big shoes. the number one pick in the nfl draft pays a visit to david letterman. marathon runner, in absolute perfect physical condition and i had a heart attack right out of the clear blue... i'm on an aspirin regimen... and i take bayer chewables. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. he's my success story. [ laughs ] he's my success story. sears days lowest prices ends saturday. with big savings on lawn and garden, great offers on mattresses. and lowest prices on the latest styles. plus, shop your way rewards members get a $5 coupon.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new york, mostly sunny, 58. miami, mostly sunny, 85. chicago, turning cloudy, 51. dallas, sunny and 88. los angeles, mostly sunny and 69. now for a check of today's national forecast. a storm system will roll through the northeast. severe storms with high winds and large hail are possible from tennessee into northern alabama this evening. another storm system is possible from the northern plains to western kansas. and there's a threat of tornadoes tonight in the southeastern plains of colorado. in sports, the next nfl superstars went one and two in last night's draft as expected. stanford quarterback andrew luck was the top overall pick snatched up by the indianapolis colts.
the number two selection went to the washington redskins and they grabbed heisman trophy winner robert griffin iii. david letterman welcomed the new colts' quarterback to the "late show". >> what are your expectations for the first year? are they rebuilding the team? >> you don't want to use the word rebuild. it has a negative connotation attached to. you don't really replace a guy like peyton manning. as you mentioned. absolutely. >> this is the first time since couch and mcnabb in 1999 that the quarterbacks have gone one and two in the draft. in hockey, a game seven double overtime thriller between the new jersey devils and the florida panthers. adam henrique was the hero. he put the devils up by one in the first period. then in the second ot, he slaps in the game-winning score. devils, 3-2, over the panthers. in another game seven,
girardi forces his first playoff goal to put the new york rangers up by two over the ottawa senators. and that was enough. rangers take down ottawa 2-1 and advance to the second round. in basketball, a season of record-setting futility is over for the charlotte bobcats. last night they lost their 23rd consecutive game. this time falling to the knicks 104-84. charlotte has the unfortunate distinction of finishing the season with the worst winning percentage in nba history. in baseball, a dramatic end as tampa bay faces off against the angels. bottom of the ninth with the count 2-2, brandon allen crushed it. a master walkoff home run. his two-run blast lifts the rays over the angels 4-3. nice. when we come back, a floating freefall. a photo shows what happens when a tranquilized bear loses his
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., mostly sunny, 65. atlanta, partly sunny, 83. st. louis, heavy thunderstorms, 62. denver, mostly cloudy, 70. seattle, partly sunny, 58. it's believed to be a medical first here in the u.s. doctors have retransplanted a kidney. the organ was failing in one patient so last july doctors in chicago took it out and put it in a second patient who's doing great. the first patient, ray, said he was reluctant to give up the kidney his sister donated, but it was his only hot at a normal life. >> to find out this was going to be something bigger than, you know, just a failed transplant. you know, it's going to help someone else, it's going to help people.
>> he is back on dialysis and will hopefully get another transplant soon. a man who had a bullet in his head for almost 95 years has died. william pace was accidentally shot by his brother back in 1917 and doctors never removed the bullet. that put him in the record books for living the longest with a bullet in the head. pace died at a nursing home in california monday. he was 103 years old. and in colorado, an amazing picture of a big bear that took a long fall. the bear was captured falling about 15 feet out of a tree yesterday after being tranquilized. weighing up to 200 pounds. it had been wandering around the campus of the university of colorado. the bear was later taken to a higher elevation. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," how a simple eye exam can help doctors discover diseases like cancer and diabetes. i'm michelle miller and this is the "cbs morning news."
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>> four minute before 5:00 on a friday morning. not a bad start. marty is in the first alert weather center. >> it's the first purple friday of the year. we decided so. let's take a look at how the someday will square away. it's going to be windy at times, that's for sure. we're in the low 50s right now. baltimore, 52. belair, 52. westminster, 56 right now. it's going to be breezy if not windy at times. take a look at that number, 16 miles per hour out of the west- northwest. the sunshine today on the cool side, low 60s, don. >> thank you. here's what we have our eye on for you today. elizabeth smart headlines the child welfare vent in hartford county. special enforcement patrols begin in towson ahead of the tyingest fest. and the coast guard has the
fifth annual search and rescue conference in baltimore. already making news this morning, details are emerging in the man charged of phylicia barnes as the teen's family reactions to a surprising indictment. a 6-year-old is hit and nearly kill bade dirt bike in the city. the effort to deal with that growing danger. and day one of the nfl draft is in the books. hear from the general manager on the ravens decision to trade out of the first round. more news, first morning weather, and your first traffic report of the week's end in a couple of minutes. ♪ ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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