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jz tonight the looming shutdown, as the clock ticks toward a midnight monday deadline, a federal government shutdown looks ever more likely. we have reports from nancy cordes and jeff pegues. record rains across the pas civic northwest, and some of the first snow of the season. special delivery, a successful docking for one private spacecraft, liftoff jz a test flight for another. we'll go inside today's doubleheader in space. and bingeing on bad, terrell brown tells us about fans playing catch-up before one of the most anticipated finales in tv history. >> it's a great show. it's the best show on tv. >> this
captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. is the cbs evening news jz good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. it last happened 18 years ago. right now it appears the next one is only 30 hours away. a shutdown of the federal government moved a step closer to reality today as a bitter congressional standoff continued. many republicans want the president's new health care law delayed or defunded. the white house was which just announced this photograph of the president meeting with his senior staff today said no concessions. we have two reports this evening, beginning with nancy cordes at the capitol. nancy? >> reporter: jeff, good evening. normally at this point we would see frantic negotiations taking place between democrats and republicans but as far as we can tell tonight that is not happening. the halls of congress are quiet. the senate will return tomorrow to reject the latest salvo from the housement because of senate rules even that process could take days that we don't have.
nearly all house republicans along with two democrats voted for the bill which represents a second attempt by the house gop to use an emergency funding measure to weaken the president's health care law. >> the first portion of the divided question is adopted. >> their first attempt which would have defunded the health care law all together died in the senate this week and senate democrats have vowed to kill this measure too. maryland congressman steny hauer. >> when do you say enough is enough, let us move on responsibleably to make government work. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner had hoped to dial back this fight but was urged to press on by conservative tea party members. >> we are doing our job on behalf of the american people. >> reporter: today on face face kentucky senator rand paul said the white house must make concessions. >> the president is saying no compromise. i will not touch obamacare. but the interesting thing is he's amended obamacare probably 15 times already.
but he does it without any legislative approval. >> reporter: the white house called republicans reckless and irresponsible and illinois democrat dick durbin said a shutdown is almost inevitable. >> 800,000 federal workers will be victims of this republican shutdown strategy. but even more important, it hurts our economy. for goodness sakes we're just starting to recover and create jobs. >> reporter: but house republican whip kevin mccarthy warned on fox that if senate democrats kill their bill a second time his party will simply move to round three. >> i think the house will get back together in enough time to send another provision not to shut the government down but to fund it and it will have a few other options in there for the senate to look at again. >> the bill that the house passed in the early hour os of this morning would delay the president's health care law for a year and repeal a medical device tax that helps to pay for the president's health care law. democrats say it is just a way to kill the health care
law. they agree it needs fixes but they say that republicans simply want to do away with it all together jz nancy cordes, thank you very much. so what would a shutdown look like and how would it affect americans in the on capitol hill? with that here's jeff pegues. >> if there is a shutdown federal employees will take the hardest hit. there are hundreds of thousands of them who will not be getting paychecks, nor will they have a job to go to. but the impact will be felt far beyond the nation's capitol, especially if a possible shutdown stretches into weeks. for example, routine food safety inspections will stop. food and drug administration observations tell us they will not be able to monitor food imports including baby formula. there will be an economic impact as well. with the housing market showing signs of life, federal housing loans will not be processed. and tourism could suffer. national parks, the smithsonian museums, national archives and the library of congress all
would close down. potentially impacting hotels and restaurants. but at the airport tsa workers will continue to screen passengers and air-traffic controllers will monitor in bound and outjúñ medicare and medicaid claims had will be processed and the u.s. postal service will deliver mail. when it comes to jobs considered essential for public safety, no disruptions there. firefighters will remain on the job. and patrols will continue to monitor u.s. borders. >> this is a 15 minute vote. >> late saturday the house approved an amendment that calls for u.s. troops to be paid in the event of a shutdown but the legislation still has to pass the senate. 1.4 million active duty members of the military are waiting for congress to act. social security checks will roll out for seniors and a shutdown will not stop the president's health care law from going into effect on tuesday. state health exchanges will open as scheduled.
jeff? >> jeff pegues, thank you. >> so the day is october 1st, opening day for signing up for health insurance under the affordable care ago. this means that if you are currently uninsured, the site healthcare.gov will guide insurance plans and prices. you will be directed to exchanges. sort of an amazon of insurance plans that show you the policies available to you based on your age and location. if your state is not one hosting an exchange you will be directed to a federal government exchange. people with preexisting conditions not be turned down or charged more. with more on all of this is cbs news business analyst jill schlessinger, always good to see you. first of all let's talk about who needs this and who doesn't. >> let's start with who doesn't. because if you are covered by insurance, whether through your employer, through medicare, through medicaid, if your kid is through the chip program, you don't have to worry, don't do anything, nothing. zero. if you are a legal resident and you do not have health
insurance, those are the folks who are going to start shopping for insurance on these marketplaces or exchanges. >> what should we be looking out for here? >> with you know, unfortunately, these types of events often cause an increase in scams. one of the biggest scams that appears to be bubbling up is people coming out to seniors and saying hey, you know, i'm from the government. we want to replace your medicare card. remember, if you or one of your relatives is on medicare, medicare recipients have nothing to worry about. don't give your information to anyone. and with any type of interaction whether it be on-line, on the phone, someone walks up to your door, don't ever give your personal information out. that's going to be abe big key. >> these scales taking place on-line as well. >> absolutely. the phoney web site. the only web site you should be going to is health care.gov. that's it and most importantly f someone does come and ask you for information or pushes you to a web site, just get offline,
hang up the phone, shut the door, don't do a thing. >> right now even if the shutdown happens, this still moves forward. that said, tuesday might still be a little bit messy. what are you expecting? >>. >> i think that when you have a launch of any big program and any technological innovation there are going to be problems. there will be bugs, expect delay, don't be deterred. keep at it i went on the web site. i worked with it a lot. there is great stuff, people to assist you, there is 24 hour phone availability as well. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> the pas civic northwest is getting hit by a series of powerful storms. thousands are without power tonight and rainfall records have fallen in multiple cities. making matters worse it is not over yet. david ham of our seattle affiliate cairo has more. >> reporter: the storm hanging over the pas civic northwest has brought record rainfall to seattle and flooding around the region. cell phone video shows waterspouting from an overwhelmed drainage system on the streets of tacoma.
wind gusts of 50 miles an hour toppled electrical lines and closed roads. more than 30,000 customers in oregon and washington lost power. bands of rain in eugene, oregon, made it hard enough to see the oregon-call football game, even harder to play it. >> weather is completely destroying the ability of these players to play the game the right way. >> reporter: the national weather service says this storm has the potential to be one of the strongest september wind storms on record. and predicts as much as two feet of snow for washington's cascade mountains by tuesday. david ham, cbs news, seattle. >> and alitalia jetliner made an emergency landing in rome's main airport after its right side landing gear failed to open. take a look. the a-320 flying from madrid skidded off the runway when it landed. 151 passengers and crew on board. no one was hurt. >> there has been a mass shooting in nigeria, it came
in an area that has been under siege by islamic militants. authority its say gunman storm aid college in the town of damatura. at least 42 students were killed. many while they slept. >> syria's president bashar a sood-- assad insisted will abide by a u.n. resolution to dismantle his country's chemical weapons. he told italian tv quote our history to comply with every treaty we sign. the weapons inspection team said today they plan to destroy equipment with sledgehammers, blow up delivery missiles, drive tanks over empty shells and run machines in syria until they seize up. >> in london 30 people were rescued from the river thames today after jumping off a tour boat that caught fire. amateur video captured the chaotic scene on this duck boat. nobody was seriously hurt. the ducks are very popular with tourists and can travel on land and in the water. later here with membership dropping, the girl scouts
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♪ [ male announcer ] bob's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today his doctor has him on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had a heart attack, be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. >> you're getting extraordinary pictures of earth's newest island tonight. a nasa sat right has captured this image of the island that rose off the coast of pakistan following an earthquake last week. take a look at that. scientists say it will likely disappear within months. that's not the only news from space tonight. since the final space shuttle launch in july of 2011 nasa has relied primarily on other countries to get astronauts and supplies to the international space station. today milestones by two american companies designed to change that. >> two, one. >> reporter: an upgraded more powerful falcon 9 rocket lifted off from van
den berg air force base stowed. space-x is a test flight that should go a long way to prove it can deliver people as well. >> it's a major milestone for nasa and the international space station project not question about it. >> lift off of the next residents of the international space station. >> reporter: cbs news space consultant bill horwitz says nasa has been may paying around $60 million a seat to fly astra taught-- astronauts on russia so ius-- so i uz. >> it's really not the money, it would be cheaper to fly with the russians. nasa wants a u.s. rocket one way the other and spacecraft to launch american astronauts to the space station it is a sign of pride, a symbol of superpower status. >> and liftoff, the final liftoff of atlantis. >> reporter: horwitz says the last shuttle mission in july 2011 left the space station overstocked deliberately so nasa wouldn't need help getting cargo to the space station. until now. this morning the virginia
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him. >> we're going miss him a love. i love his rlth when frank de angelis retires next spring he will be ending a 35 year career starting here as a teacher. but columbine is no ode high school. it was seared into a nation's memory on april 20th, 1999. two columbine students opened fire on their classmates killing 12 studentsnd a teacher. it haunts him still. >> parents entrusted their children to me. i felt i let them down. and that day i watched frank run towards gunfire. >> english teacher kiki leyba went through the shooting an its aftermath. physically he was fine. emotionally -- >> i was coming part am and i went to him and i said boss, i don't know if i can do this. i could see the hurt on his face.
he stayed with me, i stayed with him and we helped rebuild this community. >> reporter: now the principal that helped lead the healing is about to retire. >> have a good weekend. be safe. >> pretty emotional when i think about it? >> reporter: why? >> oh, man, he's just been a rock. >> reporter: de angelis's office is a frame shop of memories from his early teaching days to the memorials after the shooting that brought presidents clinton here, to the wall for the lost. a few feet away are the corridors where a dozen students lay dying, those memories are finally fading. >> noul now all of a sudden when i walk through the halls i'm not envisioning them lying in a pool of blood but i am envisioning them playing volleyball or high fiving. >> reporter: near the school a memorial for the 13 who were gunned down rted cory depooter. >> cherished his family, his friends and his life. he just turned 17. >> reporter: columbine was the first mass school
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a mild mannered chemistry teacher and cancer victim who descends into a world of drugs and violence. in 2008 when the show hit the airwaves only 1.2 million viewers tuned in. but word of mouth and social media gave the show a core following. an when old episodes began streaming on netflix, breaking bad started breaking big. a fact not lost on series creators vince gilligan at last week's prime time emmy awards. >> i done think our show would have lasted beyond season 2 if not for streaming video on demand and where folks get to chat on-line with folks all around the world afterward. >> gone are the days of gathering around the tv set. people watch what they want what when they want and can view the entire run of a series in a matter of hours or days before it ends. mickey o'connor is the editor in chief of tvguide.com. >> i think we binge watch to be part of the experience, to be part of the live television experience. i think that we want to catch up and we want to, you
know, watch the latest episode with everyone else. >> s that sea what fans of the show will be doing at new york restaurant sons of essex. there are 200 reservations for the finale. a crowd so big manager burton rodov had to call in extra staff and hire security. >> you've been in the room, i'm sure, as other people are watching, right. what's happening? >>. >> silence. >> in a bar and restaurant. >> yes, silence. >> michele has watched every episode on netflix and says the series finale is bittersweet. >> i'm torn because i want it to come. and i want to know what happens and we've been waiting for this forever. but i don't want it to end. >> in her binge-watching doesn't end with breaking bad. she admits there are other shows already lined up. terrell brown ocbs news, new york. >> that is the cbs evening news tonight's. later on cbs, the season premier of ""60 minutes"" i'm jeff glor in new york. scott pelley will be here tomorrow.
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