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no end in sight as the government shutdown begins its second day, and furloughed federal workers upset with the stalemate on capitol hill are lashing out at lawmakers. >> this is not how you run a country. two arrests are made after bikers chased an suv through the streets of new york city. >> a playoff win in pittsburgh for the first time since 1992! >> party in pittsburgh. pirates fans helped their team surge to victory in baseball's postseason for the first time in decades. and breaking barriers. a group of veterans won't let the government shutdown keep them from visiting the world war ii memorial. >> reporter: were you going to see it one way or the other? yes, indeed.
captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 2nd, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, as the federal government shutdown enters its second day, there's no progress toward a resolution to report. democrats and republicans are blaming each other. party leaders on both sides of the aisle warn the budget battle could last for weeks and could morph into an even larger battle over the debt ceiling. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. there was some back and forth here on capitol hill, some billed proposed that take sort of a piecemeal approach to reopening the government, but most of it was finger pointing here at congress and the white house as americans across the country begin to feel the impact. day two of the first government shutdown begins and there's no resolution in sight.
one leading republican says the shutdown alone may not bring democrats and republicans together. >> most budget agreements in the past have always involved debt limit increases. that's what we think will be the force in action to bring the two parties together. >> but a group of moderate republicans say it's time to pass a funding bill even if it's without proposals from the more conservative members of the party to weaken the affordable care act. >> it's not clear yet which of those factions is going to win out. >> last night the house tried to pass three bills to fund parts of the government. democrats stand firm and say it's all or nothing. >> now they're focusing trying to cherrypick some of the few parts of government that they like. >> as lawmakers debate, americans across the country are feeling the impact of the shutdown from closed museums and parks to federal workers forced off the job. >> this is not how you run a country. if that's what they're in there, then they need to be removed themselves. then they'll understand how it feels to go without money, without a paycheck.
>> joe brought his family to the air force museum in dayton, ohio. the plane he flew was inside behind a locked gate. >> that was very, very important to see where he sat, what he did. i'm sorry. i simply can't say anymore. >> the u.s. economy is losing $33 million each day the government remains closed. now, those three bills could come up again today here in congress. also there might be another that would reopen the national institutes of health hospital. that's after word that hundreds of patients are not going to be accepted, included children with cancer who go there to seek experimental treatment. anne-marie? >> wow. and it's only just begun, susan. susan mcginnis in washington, thank you. the main budget holdup is the battle over president obama's formal health care law. open enrollment in the affordable care act started yesterday, and as predicted there were technical glitches including stalled websites and
error messages among others. president obama said the demand exceeded expectations. >> there were five times more users in the marketplace this morning than have ever been on medicare.gov at one time. that gives you a sense of how important this is to millions of americans around the country. >> wyatt andrews takes a closer look at obama care's first day of business. >> reporter: as millions of people flooded the website, the website temporarily broke under the strain. the main page went from "aplow now" to "please wait." then the website went down. several states running their own exchanges also had delays. in washington state, the website closed down. administration officials said the federal site was overwhelmed
by 2.8 million visitors, a number they never expected. white house senior adviser david simas said the problems drew an all out response. >> we expected a slow ramp-up and what we saw today was an overwhelming response that exceeded even what we've seen in medicare on any given day. so it was a good start. we identified problems. tomorrow's going to be better. >> reporter: despite the delays and inconvenience, the white house argued the high numbers were a sign of intense interest in obama care. california alone saw 1.7 million hits on its website in the first hour. connecticut reported 130,000 hits. maryland, 87,000. what the administration is not reporting is how many people actually enrolled on tuesday. some of that's because officials won't know until people sign a contract with an insurance company and make a down payment. but we also know these first-day problems are what stopped many
people from signing up. wyatt andrews, cbs news, washington. police removed what they describe as a destructive device from jacksonville international airport in florida. the airport is open for business this morning. it was shut down and evacuated for nearly five hours yesterday when two suspicious packages were discovered. incoming passengers were stranded on the tarmac, and outgoing flights were delayed. one was found in a terminal. the other in parking garage. police wouldn't say which one was the destructive one. it's estimated that the terrorist attack on the mall in nairobi will cost the economy $250 million in lost tourism revenue. the westgate mall was open to shoppers yesterday. the investigators are still searching for evidence. 67 people were killed by the militants during the four-day siege. and shopkeepers say there is widespread evidence of looting. many are blaming kenyan security forces.
it's unclear if the mall will reopen. at united nations, israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu denounced iran's efforts to ease tensions with the u.s. he called iran's president hasan rouhani a wolf in sheep's clothing. last week he said he was willing to discuss the nuclear program but netanyahu speaking yesterday said the iranian president was not to be trusted. >> i wish we could believe rouhani's words, but we must focus on iran's actions. and it's the brazen contrast, the extraordinary contradiction between rouhani's words and iran's actions that is so startling. >> netanyahu said israel will act alone if need be to prevent iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. well, coming up on the morning news, the search for suspects. new york city police make some progress in the investigation
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[ dad ] jan? police in new york city arrested one biker and the second turned himself in following that extreme case of road rage that played out in new york city sunday. as michelle miller reports, police are searching for even more suspects in the roadway attack. >> reporter: the incident was recorded by a helmet camera by one of the riders trailing the suv. police don't know what started the confrontation. the suv was forced to a stop when one of the bikers slowed down and was rear ended. new york city police commissioner ray kelly. >> we had over 200 calls just on sunday about this particular group operating in a reckless manner. >> reporter: inside the suv was alexian lien and his wife and infant daughter. police say he became frightened
when approached by the bikers. he ran over two people while trying to flee. a two-mile chase followed. at one point a biker tried to open up his door. when they finally caught up to him, they smashed his window. they say he was pulled from the car and beaten. police blame the bikers and have not charged the driver. it's believed the bikers were holding what's called a stunt ride where they slow traffic to do tricks on the highway. often bikers videotape their antics. this video is from southern california. new york police say they were aware the riders planned an event on sunday. >> we had checkpoints. we had inspections done of the motorcyclists. we had 15 arrest, confiscated 55 motorcycles, we issued 68 summons. lien was treated and released from the hospital but one of the bikers he ran over is in a coma. his wife diana said he was just
trying to help. >> he paralyzed my husband on the way. >> he paralyzed my husband on the way, which when you look at the video, you can see he's running over something. it's not just a motorcycle. it's a human being under there. >> reporter: investigators are studied that videotape looking for even more suspects. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. straight ahead, a look at this morning's business headlines. and in sports, 21 years of waiting over. the pittsburgh pirates celebrate their first playoff win since 1992. first playoff win since 1992. ask about the air optix® contacts so breathable they're approved for up to 30 nights of continuous wear. serious eye problems may occur. ask your doctor and visit airoptix.com for safety information and a free one-month trial.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new york city, mostly sunny with a high of 85. but thunderstorms in miami. sunshine in chicago. dallas, morning clouds, and sunshine in los angeles today. on the "cbs moneywatch" now, carl icahn wants apple to dig a little deeper, and putting the brakes on car sales. gigi stone is here with that and more. good morning, gigi. >> good morning, anne-marie. asian markets were mixed amid concerns the u.s. government shutdown will lead to standoff in debt ceiling negotiations. tokyo's nikkei fell 2%. hong kong's hang seng added half a percent. but the first day of the government shutdown didn't seem to impact investors on wall street. the dow finish the day at 62 points. the nasdaq climbed 46. it was technology stocks
that lifted the nasdaq to reaching a milestone in a recovery from the recession. "usa today" reports it's the first of the big indices to triple in value from its march 2009 low. the tech-heavy exchange received much of its gains from surging pharmaceutical and retail stocks as well as new companies such as facebook, linked in, and yelp. icahn says he wants to buy back apple stock. he believes the company is undervalued, with the stock price down 30% at its peak, turning it into a bargain. it comes following a dinner meeting with ceo tim cook just weeks after icahn said he invested $2 billion in apple. experts blame an earlier labor day this year for a dip in total auto sales for september. it means cars sold during the
holiday counted in august numbers. overall sales fell 4%. among u.s. automakers, gm posted an 11% decline compared to september of last year. ford, however, saw a 6% rise. chrysler squeezed out a 1% gain. and the famed new york city opera is shutting down. after missinging a fund-raising goal to keep the institute afloat. the opera announced on tuesday it's filing for bankruptcy after raising about $2 million of the $7 million needed to keep its lights on. the company performed its first opera in 1944. at the new york stock exchange, i'm gigi stone with the "moneywatch" report. back to you. >> gigi, thank you very much. well, in sports, a party atmosphere as the pirates host their first playoff game since 1992. pirates fans charged up for the wild-card matchup in cincinnati, and they can't have to wait long to cheer. marlon byrd homers in the second inning to start the scoring. two batters later it sounds like pirates fans get to reds pitcher johnny cueto. >> that ball's hit well to left
center field. back toward the front. and that ball is gone! >> russell martin makes it 2-0. pirates with that home run. he would add another homer in the seventh as pittsburgh surges to a 6-2 win. manager clint hurdle says the fans were instrumental in his team's victory. >> this is the newest biggest buzz. this one's still ringing in my ears. when we took the field for the announcements, the opening announcements, they let it rip. the park showed up tonight. >> check out the postgame party in the pirates' clubhouse. hurdle gets drenched in celebratory champagne. the national hockey league raised the curtain on a brand-new season last night. the defending stanley cup champion chicago blackhawks hoisting their championship banner to the rafters. but the blackhawks score three straight goals to win, 6-4. when we return, veterans
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., mostly sunny today. mostly sunny in atlanta as well. morning fog in st. louis. sunshine in denver. and cloudy in seattle today. well, they fought a war. so some barrier put in place wasn't going to stop a group of world war ii veterans from visiting a memorial built in their honor. jeff pegues has their story. >> reporter: benjamin joiner came to washington, d.c. to mark his place in history. >> one day i sad two torpedos coming at my feet and thanks to the good lord, they missed me. >> reporter: the 89-year-old
world war ii veteran from mississippi served in the pacific and later pledged to see the world war ii memorial before he died. were you going to see it one way or the other? >> yes, indeed. >> thank you for your service and welcome to your memorial. >> reporter: but the barricades that came the government shutdown got there first. >> i just wonder what we fought for. back then i had a very good idea, but now i just wonder the way that things are going. they're not working together. they're working against this country. they're trying to destroy it. >> reporter: he arrived with a group of 90 other veterans on an honor flight. many of them were in wheelchairs with medical supplies in toe, but they would not be deterred. a group of congressmen eventually moved the barricades. the memorial is dedicated to the 16 million americans who served in the armed forces and the more than 400,000 who died. when you saw it today, what was running through your mind? [ inaudible ]
i had to see it. >> reporter: what are your thoughts as you come to washington on the day the government is shut down? >> well, that's just their way of doing things, i guess, and i think it's silly, but i think they -- with all these educated people, they're up there doing these jobs, that they should have sense enough to work together. >> reporter: a world war ii veteran in the nation's capitol on the day parts of the country he fought for stopped working. jeff pegues, cbs news, washington. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," an update from capitol hill on the government shutdown standoff, plus an up-close look at the sport of extreme kayaking. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." anne-marie green.
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good morning. i'm jessica kartalija in for don scott. over to the first warning weather center where chelsea is in for marty. hello. temperatures sitting warmer than they were 24 hours ago. we're at 62 right now in central maryland. that's 9 degrees warmer than yesterday. we are south of cooler air and we're going to stay south of it for the next couple of days. for today plenty of sunshine in the forecast. temperatures in the mid and upper 80s by midday, 70 degrees by dinner time. keeping a lot of sunshine for us. over to you. >> thanks. day two lawmakers play the blame game as the government shutdown enters another day.
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