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republicans' effort to retake congress in november. free at last. an american hiker held by iran for more than a year is released but her two companions remain behind bars. and return to sender. football star reggie bush forfeits his hyman trophy in the wake of a college payment scandal. this is the cbs morning news for scandal. this is the cbs morning news for wednesday, september 15th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs good morning, everyone. good to see you. on the last primary day before the 2010 election the tea party again stuck it to the republican party. one candidate scored an upset win in the gop senate primary in delaware. another is running neck and neck in new hampshire there. are big questions this morning about the gop's chances of overtaking the senate come
september. >> last night was the last chance for the tea party to show strength ahead of midterm elections. once again, they proved they do have political mussel. the tea party express is on a roll. >> don't ever underestimate the power of we, the people. >> reporter: last night in a stunning upset, tea party favorite christine o'donnell knocked the nine-term republican congressman out of delaware's senate race. >> we need citizen politicians in dover and in washington, d.c., to get our state and our country he back on track. >> reporter: in new hampshire's republican senate primary tea party favorite -- were neck and neck all night long. they scored another victory in new york's republican gubernatorial race, political newcomer, carl paladino beat the
established choice, former congressman. while their victories have been a story this season, analysts wonder if the candidates will be too extreme for the mainstream come november. >> can they broaden their appeal to a wider electorate where moderates dominate. >> reporter: the upsets have also shaken the gop as a whole. republican officials who once said he would be their only hope of winning the delaware senate seat made it clear last night they would not fund o'donnell in the general election. >> the contest is always over the middle but you've got to have your base behind you to win a general election. >> reporter: and if the gop doesn't windle del, analysts believe their chances of winning back the senate are slim. and while tea party wins may have complicated gop efforts to take back the senate, analysts say they do have a better shot at the house. terrell, back to you. >> we'll be watching. thank you so much. here in this morning,
long-time congressman charles rangel won higs primary despite facing ethic charges facing down five challengers and all but guaranteed victory in november. many democrats including the president have urged him to step down. he faces 13 ethics charges, including failure to pay taxes on a villa in the dominican republic. a dangerous trio of storms, karl is expected to slam the peninsula today, packing sustained winds of 45 miles per hour. tropical storm warning has been issued for much of the popular tourist destination. in the atlantic, hurricane julia, a major hurricane with sustained wingof 125 miles per hour. and growing rapidly. igor is another massive and powerful storm. he's a category 4. with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour. he's expected to turn towards the northwest soon for. now, both storms remain far from the u.s. coast. the mid east peace talks resume this morning. the secretary of state hillary clinton arrived this morning.
tuesday's talks were held in egypt. there has been no resolution of construction on the west bank the. the palestinians say they will walk out if a kush isn't set on construction due to expire this month. sarah shourd says she is fine, released tuesday after being held in iran over a year now the spotlight on her companions, still behind bars as iranian authorities prepare to try them as spies. joel brown reports. >> reporter: she embraced her mother tuesday after a 14-months nightmare in an iranian prison. >> i've been waiting for this moment for a really long time and i'm extremely grateful to be standing here today. >> reporter: she was arrested with two other americans in july 2009, hiking in a group along the border of iran and iraq. she was seen here last may during a visit by all three hikers' mothers. her fiance, shane bauer, and their friend josh fattal were all charged with spying.
the court there set the bail at $500,000 and initially shourd's family said they couldn't pay. but, it's still not clear wo paid her bail since the u.s. has no diplomatic relations with iran, swiss diplomats handled the negotiations and officials here at the state department say they aren't certain of the final terms of shourd's release. >> if the question is, was, you know, did the united states government pay anything for this release, the answer is no. >> reporter: the white house put o out a statement saying president obama was pleased with her release but bauer and fat tal were still in jail, although they commit nod crime. iran's chief prosecutor announced tuesday their pretrial detentions have been extended for two months. >> they should be standing here with me. they deserve -- they don't deserve to be in prison a minute longer. >> reporter: for one is saying when and if the men will get a trial but so far there is no indication iran's government is listening to calls for their release. joel brown, cbs news, the state
department. the iranian president says she was released on compassionate grounds because of health issues scheduled to arrive in new york next week. after her release, the brother of josh fattal appealed to the iranian president. >> they should all president home and should really have been home a long, long time ago. so, we call on the president to continue with his humanitarianism, to continue with his compassion, and really delay -- don't delay any further. >> fat tal said he is worried about his brother's mental state. it is all clear at the eiffel tower this morning, the famous paris landmark and surroundings were evacuated last night because of a bomb threat. there was also a threat concerning the subway stop near notre dame cathedral. no explosives were found and no one has claimed responsibility for the called-in threats. bomb threats followed a
controversial move by the french parliament banning face-covering islamic vails on public streets and elsewhere. the bill still must be approved by france's constitutional watchdog before it becomes law. an airline pilot from the united states was arrested by police in amsterdam tuesday preparing to take off. police say he was drunk. "the atlanta journal-constitution" reports the pilot, captain of a delta air lines jet bound for newark, the flight was canceled. the pilot was fined and released. on the "cbs moneywatch" this morning a big rally for asian stocks this morning. ashley morrison is here in new york with more on that. good morning to you. >> good morning. markets jumped after japan intervened in the currency market for the first time in six years to stop a rising yen, japan's nikkei gained nearly 2% while the hang seng was mostly higher. wall street gets the august industrial production report from the fed. tuesday, stocks broke a four-day
winning streak, despite better-than-expected retail numbers. the dow lost 17 points while the nasdaq edged up four. toyota has asked a federal judge to throw out hundreds of lawsuits stemming from complaints of sudden acceleration problems in a motion filed tuesday. the auto giant said attorneying for toyota drivers had failed to identify any electronic defects in the vehicles. toyota was hit with an avalanche of lawsuits. jpmorgan chase customers hope they can get back to banking online today. a technical glitch locked millions of retail and small business customers out of their online accounts starting monday night. it took the bank much of tuesday to figure out how to fix it. chase says everything should be okay now, but if you still have a problem, you should give them a call. twitter has tweaked your tweets. the online short message service unveiled a new design tuesday making it easier for its 160
million users to check out pictures and video. twitter says it may take a few days before the upgrades are available to all of its users. and if you thought were you flying cramped now, just wait. this new seat called the sky rider lets the passenger sit upright allowing for just 11 inches of leg ram. that's about seven inches less than most airlines have right now. less room, of course, means more passengers and some budget carriers are reportedly already interested but i hope it is for a very quick flight, terrell, already those spaces are like for my 5-year-old, i'm cramped. i can't imagine you sitting there. >> yeah. you know, i'm 6'4" and have a hard time on airlines' seats right now. >> two seats. >> that's what i do at a window i stretch out. ooh, thank you very much. appreciate it. just ahead sweet news for chocolate lovers plus major safety concerns for a popular
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disease. scientists have mapped the genome of chocolate completing the sequence for the tree that produces the seeds used to make cocoa and chocolate. the research led by the company that makes m & ms, milky way bars and other candies. 2005 heisman trophy winner reggie bush has given back the award, saying persistent media speculation about the allegations of rules violations have been painful and distracting, the first time in the 75-year history of the heisman a winner has forfeited the award. he earned it as a player at southern california. bush said, quote, while this decision is heart breaking, i find solace in knowing that the award was made possible by the support and love of so many. those gifts are those that can never be taken away. straight ahead your wednesday morning weather n. sports the yankees win in extra innings and are back in first place. vo: what is the good egg project?
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midwest and portions of the northern plains. later today, rain in the forecast for the northern plains. severe weather will impact much of the same regions again as they did yesterday in the midwest. hot and somewhat humid conditions in the south and the north is feeling more like autumn. sports this morning, the yankees retake first place in a tenth inning, jorge posada, take a look, blast ad home run to center giving new york the lead over the rays and greg olson caught a fly ball and at third base you will see a double play, 8-7 victory, new york ahalf game ahead of tampa bay. bases loaded, michael young doubled down the right field line to clear the bases. rangers beat them 11-4. the magic number for them to win the american league western division is 10. philadelphia increased its lead in the east. the phils had only five hits but managed to beat florida 2-1. cole hamels had a season-high 13
strikeouts. phillies now up two games in the standings. san diego goo's matt stairs hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning against colorado. the padres get the win 7-6 over the rockies. san diego is on top in the national league western division by half a game. when we return this morning, another look at this morning's top stories and trusted civil rights photographer unmasked as an informant for the fbi. how are you getting to a happier place? running there? dancing there? flying there? how about eating soup to get there? delicious campbell's soups fill you with good nutrition, energy, farm-grown ingredients, and can help you keep a healthy weight. helping you get to a happier place. have a nice trip. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do.
on a the cbs morning news today's weather, the summer season winding down but there is plenty of heat especially in the southern half of the country. severe thunderstorms could rock the midwest again and scattered rain showers move into the northern plains. another look at this morning's top stories, the tea party flexed its muscle in
tuesday's primary. christine o'donnell upset the nine-term congressman for the gop senate nomination in delaware. gop officials say they will not fund her campaign. this morning, forecaster are keeping an eye on three big storms one threatening the yucatan and two churning in the atlantic. turning now to a shocking revelation about one of this country's most celebrated civil rights-raer photographers a. two-ier investigation found the late earnest withers was a mole for the fbi. mark strassmann reports. >> reporter: in the 1960s fight for civil rights, images like these helped dr. martin luther king win his movement. powerful images, poignant images and others intimate, all the work of the late earnest withers considered the original civil rights photographer. >> well, he was one of the best photographers that you want to
know. and loved the movement. >> reporter: or did he? the' memphis commercial appeal" unearthed secret fbi files. witters was also a paid snitch selling information and photographs to the fed n. one entry, dr. king checked into the lorraine motel prior to going to a strategy meeting. it was april 3rd, 1968, the day before king was murdered. the files refer to withers as me 338 r. >> it's an act of betrayal to even let the fbi think that they could get some word from among us to do us harm. >> reporter: in the late '60s the fbi director j. edgar hoover seemed determined to destroy dr. king. everyone within the move movement's leadership knew it. >> we always operated under the assumption that we were under
the microscope and that our telephones were tapped. >> withers marched with dr. king, ate with him, sat in on strategy sessions with leaders of the movement. a known and trusted face, he had access and a camera. witt thers' doctor is as shocked as anyone. >> out of character for my father. that's not representatives of who he was as a man and what he stood for. >> reporter: memphis plans to open a museum for him next month. his photos so powerfully clear but not his motives. meanwhile this morning on "the early show," analysis of last night's primaries and we'll talk with mothers of the two americans still being held in iran. i'm terrell brown. this is the cbs morning news. hi, a number two please? would you like that to hurt now, or later? uh, what? sir, do you want heartburn pain now or later? [ male announcer ] these medicines make you choose. pepcid® complete doesn't.
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good morning. i'm andrea roane. voters decided to oust mayor fenty. with 98% of precincts reported he had 97% of the votes. gray's victory assures he will be the next mayor since there is no republican running in the general election in november and the city is overwhelmingly democratic. the gubernatorial race will be a rematch of omall by versus
ehrlich. governor o'malley swept the democratic primary with 88% of the vote. lick claimed victory in the gop primary with 82% of the vote. we say good morning to pen been the day after a big primary day. how's the we going on to be. >> a little breeze at times yesterday and clouds. it will be really nice. see the clouds yesterday actual and overnight they have drifted away from us. temperatures in the 50s, actually upper 40s at the shenandoah regional airport. 64 reagan national. 59 winchester and manassas a cool light jacket, sweatshirt needed 52 degrees and this afternoon looking at temperatures which will make upper 80s in annapolis to mid- 80s in culpeper and f bug. 82 martinsburg.
88 gathers -- gaithersburg. we will talk about the forecast with much-needed rain showers before the week is out. a lot of construction going on in maryland. take a look. you want to watch for it near 75, 32, 118 and 98. it should be clearing in the next half hour. utility work on eastbound silver hill road at silver park drive. you are going to lose two lanes. the inner loop approaching it, watch for a disabled vehicle and construction route 7 past the dulles toll road. back to you. >> we are all agree the winter of 2010 left its mark across our region. a prince county ice rink was among the casualties. that means a ice hockey team has been homeless for seven months but that's about to change. >> every was able to get out. no one got hurt. >> reporter: it is where they practiced an played until the
february blizzards help the prince william ice center collapsed under the weight of the snow. this group had nowhere to go. >> it was like a loss of our family. >> like a loss of my second home. >> they had to improvise. >> come president tores stepped up and let us practice with them. >> the hardest part was finding a place that would fit the ice rink. this organization used membership dues to build a rink and hope to put the ice down this week. >> i know they look forward to the day the first skate steps op the ice. the prince william eye center is planning to rebuild and hope
to open a state of the art center next year. welcome to 9 news now. today is wednesday, september 15th. i'm andrea roane. angie has traffic and construction and we begin with howard bernstein. this is a forecast we would all vote for? sunny and nice. not too windy. almost a perfect afternoon with highs in the low 80s which is a tad above where we should be. average high is 80 degrees right now. going over the satellite and radar. a quiet morning. you can see the clouds we had yesterday pulling away and clear to partly cloudy out there. temperatures in the 50s an 80s but there are pockets of upper 40s around. reston a chilly 53. crofton 56. laurel down the road