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simple tragedy. another deadly shooting rampage, this time the target is a house another deadly shooting rampage, this time the target is a sikh house of worship in wisconsin. >> at the place where you go and pray. pulling the gun out. fueling the flames. a monster wildfire in oklahoma spreads across an area already baked by this summer's historic drought. >> touchdown confirmed. and happy landing. nasa scientists celebrate as the multibillion dollar mars rover lands safe and sound on the multibillion dollar mars rover lands safe and sound on the surface of the red planet. captioning funded by cbs. this is the cbs morning news for monday, august 6, 2012. good morning everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the fbi heading up the investigation into a deadly shooting at a temple in
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wisconsin. one said the gunman didn't say a word. he just started shooting. it happened in oak creek just south of milwaukee. member of the congregation were preparing a sunday meal when the unidentified gunman opened fire yesterday morning. six people and the gunman were killed. the alleged gunman's home is being searched right now. no motive so far. drew levinson is there. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, terrell. investigators spent much of the night inside the temple and inside the suspected shooter's home looking for clues. trying to figure out who he was, what he was all about and why he did it. law enforcement sources tell cbs news the alleged gunman in sunday's shooting shooting was a heavy-set 40-year-old caucasian who lived in the milwaukee area. officials say he was armed with a .9 millimeter semiautomatic pistol purchased legally in a local gun shop. witnesses describe a frantic
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scene around 10:30 in the morning when the rampage began. >> there was one guy outside, just bang first shot and he just went inside. i was just hiding. >> the gunman killed six people and wounded three others. police say it could have been worse if not for the quick action of the first officers who arrived on the scene. >> our officer, a 20-year veteran was ambushed. shot multiple times. another officer was engaged by the suspect. our officer engaged that individual and the individual is deceased. >> the wounded officer underwent surgery and is expected to survive. local police are calling the attack domestic terrorism. but the fbi is urging caution. so far, investigators have found no ties between the suspected shooter and known extremist groups. members of this close-knit sikh congregation are shaken. >> it's shocking. you don't expect this at the church. >> it's astounding people can behave in this manner. it makes you question humanity in some ways. survivors say it was a stroke of luck that the gunman
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arrived about an hour before most worshippers. a news conference is scheduled for later this morning. at that time, police may release the man's name. terrell? >> get more answers. drew levinson in oak creek this morning. thank you so much. there's a possible plea deal in the works in last year's tucson shootings that wounded then congresswoman gabrielle giffords. jared loughner is expected to plead guilty. he's accused of killing six people and wounding 13 others. meanwhile, three survivors of the tucson shooting are part of an ad campaign calling on the presidential candidates to address gun control. >> president obama. >> governor romney. >> we demand a plan. >> because 48,000 americans will be murdered with guns during the next president's terms. >> the campaign was produced by mayors against illegal guns. it was an out of this world engineering spectacular that's being called unprecedented feat of technology. nasa's high tech roving
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scientific laboratory curiosity landed overnight. ready for the most ambitious exploration of the red planet. the mission, search for the basic elements of life. it didn't come without tense moments. teresa garcia's is in pasadena, california. good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. you know, it was exciting, it was tense and there was a dramatic countdown inside the mission control room as each milestone was successfully ticked off during curiosity's seven-minute edl or entry, decent and landing. >> behind me is a replica of the rover. it's ready to begin an amazing scientific mission. nasa engineers cheered when the mars rover curiosity touched down. >> touchdown confirmed. >> minutes later, the first pictures from mars were beamed back. >> there is the wheel of the rover safely on the surface of mars. >> curiosity went through what
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was described as seven minutes of terror to land on the planet. it hit the atmosphere at 13,000 miles per hour before jet engines kicked in to slow it down. a crane then lowered the rover safely on to the surface where it reported back to nasa that it was working. >> this is not an incremental step forward. this is a revolutionary step forward. >> launched in november shall the mars science laboratory is on a $2.5 billion mission to find the building blocks of life on mars. >> this enterprise, if you divide it by every woman, child and man in this country comes out to be the cost of the movie. i know i speak on behalf of my colleagues in science, that's a movie i want to see. >> nasa described this mission to mars as being somewhat like a hollywood movie. in true hollywood fashion, the stars have come out. >> i'm trying to change the inner city i come from. >> singer will i am wrote a song called reach for the stars. curiosity will play the song from the surface of mars.
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leland melvin says actors, singers and stars can help. >> the obama administration talked about trying to get humans to the martian surface. we have to do it as a collective, as entertainers, ball players, private sector, government all working together. >> scientists say it will be years or decades before man walks on the red surface of mars. and nasa officials are calling this a huge day for the nation. also, president obama issued a statement shortly after the landing saying that this accomplishment proves that even the longest odds are no match for american ingenuity and determination. before any of the geological field work can begin, the engineers basically have to go through a system of testing of the rover. then it's all about the scientific mission forward. terrell, back to you. >> looking forward to it. teresa garcia, thank you so much. this isn't the first time nasa successfully landed a craft on the surface of mars. in 1976 the viking landers were the first to arrive on the red
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planet. they sent these black and white images back. just last month, nasa released this image taken by the opportunity rover which has been on the surface for eight years now. it shows a massive crater created billions of years ago. missions to mars more often end in disappointment than success. out of more than 3 dozen attempts to orbit, fly by orland on mars, more than half ended in failure. we'll talk to cbs news space consultant, bill harwood later on this morning. in the meantime, we'll move on. islamist gunmen trying to cross into israel, killed 16. the gunman burst, across the border. israeli forces killed eight of the gunmen. israeli aircraft fired on one of the cars. the other exploded at the border crossing. syrian troops are preparing for a decisive battle for aleppo. it's been under siege for weeks. rebel leaders say there's an
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increase in syrian government tanks and troops. refugees report indiscriminate shelling of civilians and severe shortages of food and other supplies. this morning, syrian tv reports a bomb exploded at its office in damascus injuring at least three. little later on "cbs this morning," charlie rose interviews jordan's king about the situation in syria and the middle east. coming up on the morning news, battling more than a dozen fires in oklahoma, evacuees are being allowed to return, but the danger remains. this is the "cbs morning news." here's my morning routine. gotta start the day off right. wardrobe. cute. then new activia breakfast blend. a great way to help start the day. mmm... creamy lowfat yogurt with grains
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nasa. they're under enormous budget pressure right now. the obama administration reduced funding for planetary exploration and nasa mass backed out of two joint missions with the european space agency to mars. this is the last so-called flagship mission currently in the pipeline in getting it safely to the surface of mars was a huge step for nasa. the ultimate goal to put a human being on mars. where are we on the timeline with that? >> we're a long way from putting humans on mars, terrell. somewhere in the late 2020s or 2030s is the earliest opportunity. but with this successful landing, it shows once again, american ingenuity is up to the task. this was one of the most complicated entries and landings they've ever attempted and they pulled it off without a hitch. while it doesn't relate directly to a manned flight, it gives one confidence that when it comes down to it, they'll be able to figure out a way to make it happen. >> bill harwood, in pasadena, california for us. appreciate it. thank you so much. back here in the u.s., no break from the wildfires burning
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across oklahoma. as many as 18 fires have been reported since last week. residents forced to evacuate were allowed to return home yesterday. as manuel bojorquez reports, some of the wildfires were made worse by the drought. >> the largest of nearly 20 fires burns in east central oklahoma's creek county. known as the freedom hill wildfire, it has burned over 58,000 acres, destroyed at least 40 structures and forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents. >> it's certainly been a very tough week for the state of oklahoma. just numerous fires throughout the state. major fires, a lot of small fires. it has really taxed the resources of the state of oklahoma. >> while there are no reported deaths, officials are concerned there may be victims given the broad path of the fire. in a summer where severe heat baked the state, parts of oklahoma suffered through temperatures exceeding 110 degrees and according to the state forestry service have created ideal wildfire conditions.
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while oklahoma saw lower temperatures, officials are warning that fires can flare again. 25 miles northeast of oklahoma city, people in the town of luther are coming back to the burnt-out rubble that used to be their homes. on saturday, firefighters were able to gain control of a roaring wildfire that erupted outside of town. and then tore through it. wind with flames decimated nearly 60 homes and other buildings. residents like casey strahan lost everything. >> when you come back to this, you see it all destroyed and everything you touch just is ash and there's not anything that you can save. >> investigators suspect the luther fire may have been intentionally set. the oklahoma county sheriff's department is looking for a person in a black pickup truck. that person was seen throwing newspapers out a window after setting them on fire. manuel bojorquez for cbs news, luther, oklahoma. a tedly lightning strike at the pocono raceway in pennsylvania. one nascar fan was killed.
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nine injured, including one in critical condition. a severe line of thunderstorms forced officials to call the pennsylvania 400 yesterday. track officials say the victim was in or near his car in a parking lot behind the grandstand when the lightning struck. tropical storm ernesto is headed toward honduras. it brushed past jamaica yesterday dumping heavy rain. it caused little damage. it's about 235 miles east of the nicaragua border. forecasters say it could become a hurricane later in the week. southwest airlines has begun refunding passengers who were overcharged because of a computer glitch. southwest says the trouble began with a half-price fare promotion. passengers were accidentally billed multiple times for a single flight. in some cases, 20 times. southwest says it will also pay customers for any overdraft fees. they better. right? >> coming up next, your monday morning weather and in sports, the thrill of victory and the agony of coming in second.
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mississippi river. the temperatures getting as high as 105. mostly dry out west. in sports this morning, a big day in track and field at the london olympics. no doubt usain bolt is the fastest man on the planet. he won the 100 meters torching the track with a new olympic record of 9.63 seconds. sanya richards-ross gave the u.s. its first gold in track and field winning the women's 400-meter. not a good day, though for mckayla maroney. she was heavily favored to win. she got silver and did not seem happy about it. the williams sisters won the gold in women's doubles. andy murray did it. he beat roger federer. he took home the gold for great britain. s here's a look at the medal count. chien in in the lead with 61, 30 golds. great britain is in third with 37. >> to baseball. cards versus the brewer. caught milwaukee looking striking out six and allowing
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only four hits over six innings. in the senth, allen craig smacks a double to the wall scoring two. a three-game sweep. pre-season football in the hall of fame game. the bounty scandal made it rough for the season for the saints. on the field, they're not looking too bad. especially drew brees. he led his team to the end zone during his only series in the first quarter against arizona. the saints beat the cardinals 17-10. a quick break on april monday morning. when we come back, another look at the top stories and miners in chile gather for the anniversary of the accident that left them trapped underground for weeks before a dramatic rescue. underground for weeks before a dramatic rescue. wardrobe. cute. then new activia breakfast blend. a great way to help start the day. mmm... creamy lowfat yogurt with grains in yummy breakfast flavors, like apple cinnamon. its hearty, with twice the protein of regular lowfat yogurt and helps regulate your digestive system.
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. here's a look at the here's a look at the weather. afternoon storms in atlanta, 86. 88 in st. louis. sunny there, warm in denver. clouds and sun in seattle, 81 degrees.
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top stories now on a monday morning. authorities have labeled yesterday's shooting at a sikh temple in wisconsin, seven people, including the gunman were killed. they're searching his home but have yet to come up with a motive. overnight the mars rover curiosity sent back its first pictures moments after landing on the red planet. curiosity touched down after trying never before tried technology that steered it through the atmosphere. sfliefrnlts rains battering northern india for days triggering landslides and flash flooding. dramatic video as a house topples into a raging river on sunday. at least 26 people have been killed, 40 others reported missing. more than 2,000 are living in relief camps. monsoon season runs through september. the oldest son of the eagles head coach andy reid has died. the body of garrett reid was found in lehigh university on sunday morning. the 29-year-old had a history of drug problems and did some prison time.
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eagles owner says coach reid is grieving over his loss. >> i've watched andy try so hard with his family over the years -- excuse me. he cares so much about his family. >> police say the cause of death was not suspicious. in chile a ceremony on the second anniversary of the miracle at the mine. the president met with the miners on the site of the tragedy yesterday. on august 5, 2010, a cave-in trapped 33 miners a half mile under the earth. their dramatic rescue came 69 days later. a 16-foot cross was unveiled. it was part of a monument called the miracle of life. one of the things we certainly will not forget. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a look at a proposal to turn one's secret nuclear laboratories into national parks. i'm terrell brown.
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mar moves 4 minutes before 5:00 on this monday morning. marty is back. he's in the first warning weather center. >> it's humid. what we're seeing here is some continued shower activity. this will be the flavor of the next 3 or 4 hours. we're going to lose that chance of moisture and move on with an august day. it's going to be at times a mixture of clouds and sun. 76 now, 85 at lunch on it's way to a high of 88. the 16th and final baltimore city police officer involved in a towing scheme has been sentenced. >> ownings mills boulevard will be open today.
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>> this year's virgin mobile free fest will be held on october 6th. no word on who will play there. >> shots ring out at a temp in milwaukee. seven are dead. the latest on the investigation. >> two men accused of shooting into a crowd near the university of maryland. >> gasoline prices continue on a steady incline. is there any relief coming our way. >> more news, first warning weather and your first traffic report of the morning and new work week in a couple of minutes. [ female announcer ] teach your kids to shield, sneeze, swish
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