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deliberation day. the jury in the michael jackson case ponders the fait of dr. conrad murray. going public? one of herman cain's accusers could come forward today as the perry campaign denies any role in a growing scandal. up from the deep. a whale of a surprise just off the southern california coast. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 4th, 2011. good morning, everybody. happy friday. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. jury deliberations begin today in the trial of dr. conrad murray charged in the death of michael jackson. if convicted on involuntary manslaughter charges, murray could get four years in prison. as karen brown reports, jurors heard two very different versions of the case during closing arguments.
>> reporter: before the jurors got the case, prosecutors had the final fiery word. >> because of the bizarre, grossly negligent, criminally negligent actions of conrad murray that caused the death of michael jackson. >> they want you to convict dr. murray for the actions of michael jackson. >> reporter: but the defense claims michael jackson killed himself with the fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol and dr. murray is only on trial because of his superstar patient. >> if you're going to hold dr. murray responsible, don't do it because it's michael jackson. >> now, the cameras may be here because of michael jackson, but we are here because of the actions of conrad murray. >> reporter: the jury is made up of seven men and five women. professionally, they range from the unemployed to a partner in a management consulting firm and a handful of them have said they are fans of michael jackson's music. what kind of factor do you think it's going to be, the fact that
michael jackson was such a huge celebrity? >> well, i think it's going to be a double-edged sword in some ways, because he is very beloved. on the other hand, you know, his history and some of his conduct is so outside the box. >> reporter: but the defense urged jurors not to get caught up in the celebrity factor. >> this is not a reality show. it's reality. >> reporter: and with fans screaming for jackson's family. >> go drip. you new acquit. >> reporter: and strangers chanting for the doctor, the jurors decision may be what grounds this trial in reality. karen brown, cbs news, los angeles. in other news, the national restaurant association is expected to decide today whether one of the women who claimed they were sexually harassed by herman cain can go public. the accuser had signed a nondisclosure agreement. the claims against cain and his changing explanations have tainted his campaign since the story first broke.
it's reported that two of the three accusers were paid as much as $45,000 each to keep quiet. in a radio interview, cain refused to back away from his claim that the controversy was orchestrated by texas governor rick perry's campaign. >> i don't see another way for it to come out. let's just say there aren't enough bread crumbs that we can lay down and connect that leads us anywhere else at this particular point in time. >> reporter: last night, perry denied cain's accusations and said he would fire anyone who used such tactics against another candidate. >> you are passing around rumors that heinous, that bad, you don't need to be working with me. gone. >> reporter: this morning a campaign political action committee is running a new web ad suggesting the sexual harassment claims are racist. a house committee has
subpoenaed the white house for documents about solyndra, the failed solar industry company that got $500,000 billion loan before filing for bankruptcy. they are investigating whether they knew the company was in trouble but then continued to support it. now to the g-20 economic summit in france, where efforts to ease the european economic crisis are hampered by political turmoil in greece. today the greek's prime minister faces a crucial vote. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest on that. good morning, susan. >> reporter: good morning, betty. the greek government is teetering on the verge of collapse this morning. prime minister papandreou could decide his fate. >> reporter: g-20 yerds will focus on the global economy today with greece dominating the agenda once again. today, the country's prime minister faces a critical confidence vote that could determine his political fate and
greece's financial future. i don't care about being reelected george papandreou told the part on thursday. what is interested to me is saving the country. he scrapped controversial plans to put europe's bailout deal up for a national vote. the move came after european leaders blasted him for even considering the referendum. the white house is keeping a close eye on the situation. europe is america's biggest trading partner and a government collapse in greece could trigger a global recession. >> central to our discussions at the g-20 is how to achieve -- of the world and put people back to work. that means we are going to have to resolve the situation here in europe. >> reporter: on the streets of athens, some residents are ready to see papandreou step down. >> mr. papandreou should quit today, as soon as possible. >> reporter: but opposition leaders want to secure bailout funds before kicking him out. >> once these conditions have
been met, elections must be held at the earliest possible convenience. >> reporter: if greece's rescue plan doesn't go through, the country could go bankrupt within weeks. if the government survives this confidence vote, government sources says papandreou will with the opposition party and then stand down. on the cbs "moneywatch" a rebound for asian stock markets. drew levinson is here in new york with that and so much more. >> reporter: asian markets jumped today after the greek prime minister backed off his plan to put the eu bailout to a national vote. japan's nikkei was up almost 2% and hong kong's hang seng shot up more than 3%. today, wall street tries to keep its own rally going. thursday, stocks saw big gains. the dow jumped 208 points and the nasdaq up nearly 58. wall street is not expecting much from the jobs report
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suggests getting more active could help keep cancer away. cancer experts say more than 49,000 cases of breast cancer and 43,000 colon cancer cases in the u.s. every year could be due to lack of activity and long periods of sitting down. >> sitting is bad for you and sitting does trigger some of biological mechanisms that are important in cancer risk. >> reporter: factors like hormone levels, insulin resistance and inflammation can increase if someone sits too long. and that is a big concern, since only 31% of americans say they get regular physical activity. between work, driving, and relaxing at home, some people can spend most of the day sitting. but doctors recommend getting up every hour for at least a minute or two to move around. >> this is something that is modifiable and absolutely within the reach of every individual patient, to make even minor adjustments in their lifestyle. >> reporter: worthhime made changes after her diagnosis and
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manual started the scoring for the seminoles with an eight-yard touchdown pass and running back devontae freeman scored two touchdowns on the ground in a 38-7 win opinion that qualifies florida state for a bowl game for an ncaa best 30 years straight. in the nhl, a third period fight between vancouver and minnesota got out of hand as one player tried to throw another over the side wall. a blind punch hit a referee right in the face. eventually, the officials broke up the fight and the wild beat the canucks 5-1. finally the nba' its players union will resume contract talks tomorrow after a week off but it's reported a group of 50 disgruntled players may seek to decertify their union if union negotiators make any more kegs. concessions. when we return, another look at this morning's top stories. the spy is in the machine. how russia and china hack the
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on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. except for some rain in the carolinas, the east coast will have a pleasant day. the west coast will get rain with snow in the mountains reaching south to the mexican border, including los angeles and san diego. here is another look at this morning's top stories. the jury in the michael jackson trial begins deliberations today. if convicted, dr. conrad murray could get four years in prison. and the government releases its jobs report this morning. economists expect it to show the u.s. added 100,000 jobs in october, but the jobless rate will be unchanged at 9.1%. satellites, computers, remote-controlled aircraft all have forever changed how the u.s. fights its enemies and it's
also changed how nation's spy on one another. bob orr reports. >> reporter: u.s. drones increasingly used to kill top terror leaders have now become a target themselves. the technology behind unmanned airplanes is high on the list of secrets that computer spies are trying to steal and for the first time u.s. intelligence officials are publicly identifying china and russia as the top sipcyberthieves. a new report warns both governments will remain aggressive. >> china and russia are really at the top of the pack. >> reporter: joel brenner, america's top counter intelligence official until 2009 says trng espionage efforts are relentless. how long are these attacks happening? >> around the clock. >> reporter: every day? >> every day. it goes on all the time, seven days a week. >> reporter: they have hacked government servers at the pentagon and stolen corporate secrets from u.s. car makers and
chemical companies. chinese hackers are also blamed for attacks on large information systems, including google's networks. it is not known how much has been stolen or at what cost, but reliable estimates put the loss at more than $100 billion a year. in this computer age, cyberespionage is slowly replacing cloak and dagger. >> if you can steal massive amounts of information from other people's networks from half way around the world, you don't need a spy to penetrate the organization. >> reporter: and the new intelligence report warns cyberattacks are going to escalate, calling them a growing and specific threat to economic security. bob orr, cbs news, washington. this morning, on "the early show," country superstar tobey keith performs. i'm betty nguyen. and this is the "cbs morning news."
joy, joy, joy, good morning, welcome to 9news now. it is friday, we made it. november 4th. 2011. i'm andrea roane. >> right there! >> almost there. >> i'm mike hydeck, good morning, glad you're with us, here's monika samtani, she'll have traffic momentarily. mr. howard bernstein? we're looking at chillness moving in. got the walks in the morning, the heart walks and alzheimer's walk and maryland and uva and skins, but the sun is going to shine and it will be dry. >> excellent. >> this morning we have a couple of sprinkles well south of washington. clouds up here we're holding at 50 degrees and we're going to see a front push through. brisk northerly winds and temperatures will only rise a
little bit. it's going to be up near 60 this afternoon. 55 to 60 degrees for the high. you can see the heavier rains well south of washington here, generally south of interstate 64 down into the carolinas. a couple of sprinkles for us, in fact looking at live doppler 9000 hd, south of fredericksburg this is where we pick up the lighter showers in the northern neck. but the odds of us seeing anything here in washington slim to none. as far as rain is considered. -- concerned. it's chilly out there. still jacket weather with 43 in frederick, 53 in annapolis. 50 for fredericksburg and even in the mountains we're in the mid 40s with a front coming through and we'll clear out this afternoon. sometimes gusting 20 to 25 with the winds and high temperatures today. we'll likely stop in the upper 50s. monika samtani, it's early but
we had some problems overnight. very serious problems howard, thank you very much. you're looking at a live picture on the inner loop at the beltway just after georgia avenue. this live picture comes in from the photographer kevin king. what happened at 1:40 in the morning, a tractor-trailer slowed down on the beltway. a car behind it slammed into it and it did end up being a fatal accident. crews are still on the scene cleaning up and investigating and doing the paperwork they need to do. in the meantime on the inner loop of the beltwayment you can actually not go any further than connecticut avenue. take that as the alternate route. i'm going to show you what you can do. again it's on the inner loop of the beltway right here on the eastbound side of the beltway. if you need to get there right now. either get off of route 355 or take connecticut avenue southbound to east-west highway over the colesville road and back to the beltway. if you need to take it northbound take it to university boulevard. in any case, hopefully some lanes should be opening up at about 4:45 or 5:00. i of course will keep you
posted on that situation. we'll take a first live look at colesville road. no problems to report herement over to 270 on the southbound side. we're looking good in rockville on 27 # heading to the beltway and again to the inner loop, you will be detoured at connecticut avenue and let's take you over to the other side of town. no problems to report on 95, 395 and 66 in virginia. coming up i'll update you once again on that accident at 4:39. all right, thank you monika. and as you just heard, one person is dead and the inner loop of the beltway near georgia avenue is closed after an accident between a tractor- trailer and a car. maryland state police say it happened around 1:40 this morning. a car slammed into the back of the tractor-trailer that was attempting to slow down. >> and even complicating et more this happened near a work zone on the highway. surae chinn joins us live from the scene now with more on how this is possibly going to affect your morning commute. good morning. >> reporter: it will unless they wrap up in the next half
hour. we're not going to see that potentially. we'll see. where we are is on the outer loop at georgia avenue looking across from the accident. what we can see is the tractor- trailer, the flashing lights, state police telling us that the tractor-trailer slowed down for some reason and the car rammed into the back of that truck. that semi at full speed. so what we're seeing is that a lot of flashing lights right now, the medical examiner on the scene. but compounding the situation was that there was work and construction going on around 1:30 this morning. we also hear from state police that there was a fender-bender just before the accident.