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he said, they said. herman cain once again contends all allegations of sexual harassment. >> i have never acted inappropriately with anyone, period. >> now another accuser is coming forward. we want joe! >> reporter: campus crisis. a widening sex abuse scandal threatens in the legendary career of penn state coach joe paterno. and catch a wave. a super surfer drops in on a 90-foot monster. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 9th, 2011. good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. when asked if allegations of sexual harassment would derail his presidential campaign, herman cain was defiant and to
the point. during a news conference yesterday, he said he didn't each know his latest accuser. now a second accuser has identified herself. controversy is sure to come up during tonight's gop debate. susan mcginnis is in washington joining us with more. >> reporter: herman cain appeared confident and convicted at this press conference last night. he denied all accusations of sexual misconduct in his lifetime, this as his accuser consider a joint press conference and his gop rivals start to weigh in. herman cain is refusing to drop out of the republican presidential including groping a chicago woman more than a decade ago. >> i was very, very surprised and very shocked. >> reporter: sharon bialek went public with her claims monday, but cain has insists he never
met the 50-year-old and calling bialek a product of the democratic machine. >> the charges and the accusations, i absolutely reject. they simply didn't happen. >> reporter: his denial came as another accuser revealed herself to cbs news. 55-year-old karen krause hassar. the situation is so volatile right now, she says, i don't want to say anything more. other gop hopefuls are beginning to speak out. newt gingrich urged cain to fully answer the charges. cain's biggest rival mitt romney. >> you recognize this is a very serious matter and it should be taken seriously. >> reporter: cain's troubles will likely come up again tonight when the candidates
debate for the first time since the scandal broke. when asked cain said he would submit to a lie detector test but qualified it with if there is a good reason. >> any reason why karen kraushaar is coming forward now? >> she is telling reporters she preferred to remain anonymous but her name and her identity was thursday into the public forum when news was released about her settlement which was for $45,000. she is now among the group, she wants the allegations to be reviewed as a collective body of evidence. >> susan mcginnis in washington for us this morning, thank you. now to election day 2011. we begin in ohio in a major victory for union workers. voters handily repealed a law that restricted. the vote was a blow to republican governor john kasich who progressively supported the initiative. >> you pay attention to what
they have to say and you think about it, so people ask what will you do if this doesn't fail? i can tell you. now it's a chance for me to catch my breath and try to gather my thoughts together as to what we do next. >> the law permitted workers to negotiate wages, but not pensions or health care benefits and ban public workers strikes. voters in mississippi easily defeated a measure aimed at outlawing abortion. it would have declared begins at conception. russell pearce was defeated. he lost the support of many fellow republicans. jerry sandusky, the former penn state football coach charged with sexually mow lessing eight young boys has been temporarily barred from
being alone with his three grandchildren. meanwhile, sandusky's old boss, joe paterno is fighting for his job. paterno's son says his father has no plans to step down but a special commission is being to investigate. drew levinson has more. >> reporter: students rallied outside the home of penn state football coach joe paterno tuesday night. they greeted him like a rock star. >> it's hard for me to tell you how much this means to me. i -- i -- you guys, i've lived for this place, i've lived for people like you guys and girls. >> reporter: despite the admiration of students, the 84-year-old coach is battling to hold on to his job. >> i hate to see joe go like this with the. >> reporter: paterno has taken eat heat for not going to police
after a graduate assistant told him he saw sandusky assaulting a young boy in a locker room shower in 2002. the coach told administrators, as the law requires, but they failed to alert authorities. paterno is a legend here at penn state. during his sick dick aids of coaching he has won two national championships and pushed his players to succeed on and off the field. matt millen played for penn state in the lay '70s and was also on the board of the second mile, that is the charity sandusky started for at risk kids and where prosecutors say he targeted his victims. >> it makes you sick to see that this could happen to this level. >> reporter: it's a black eye on the university and its legendary coach. who may be forced to wrap up his last season with the nittany lions. drew levinson, cbs news, state college, pennsylvania. in other news, the man accused of masterminding the
attack on the "uss cole 11 years ago will be arraigned today at guantanamo bay prison. rahim has been confined at jeted cia prisons and gitmo for nearly a decade. he is accused of training the al qaeda suicide bombers who ran the "cole" with a boat carrying explosives in 2000. 17 sailors were killed and 37 others wounded. a new greek government will be announced today in the wake of the european debt crisis. prime minister george papandreou agreed to step down. italian prime minister silvio berlusconi will also resign. he says he will leave office. and it is reported that a private investigator working for
one of rupert murdoch's papers spied on prince william. the bbc says a private investigator conducted surveillance on the prince back in 2006 for now the defunct "news of the world." murdoch shut down that paper in july after a massive phone-hacking scandal. coming up this morning, alaska is getting slammed by a super storm. plus, one of rap's big names dies far too early. swollen joints, i've been in your shoes. one day i'm on p of the world... the next i'm saying... i have this thing called psoriatic arthritis. i had some intense pain. it progressively got worse. my rheumatologist told me about enbrel. i'm surprised how quickly my symptoms have been managed. [ male announcer ] because enbrel suppresses your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, and nervous system and blood disorders have occurred. before starting enbrel,
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1 h 1% and honk sang up more than 2%. the dow was up 101 points while the nasdaq gained 32. more than a year after the gulf oil spill, the coast guard has approved a plan to end the cleanup. that means bp will start working on the next phase restoration of damaged areas. the coast guard says 10% of the affected shoreline still needs to be cleaned. meanwhile, the white house announced tuesday it will allow a small expansion of offshore oil and gas exploration in the gulf and off the coast of alaska starting next year. today, a group of activists will begin a march from new york to washington. they plan to arrive in the capital in two weeks. the deadline for the congressional supercommittee to come up with its deficit reduction plan.
toyota announced a major recall this morning. almost 500,000 vehicles including four and 2005 camrys and highlander and siena along with some lexus models are affected. toyota says power steering problems could make it difficult to steer. no accidents or injuries have been reported. the king of poker is a 22-year-old player from germany. hines won the world series of poker in las vegas. and get this. an 8.7 million prize. the guy who came in second walked away with almost 5.5 million. not bad. i should have played more poker. >> did you see the pictures there? he definitely had the poker face going. maybe that is part of the skill. ashley morrison in new york, thank you. straight ahead, your wednesday morning weather. and in sports, a hint of hope in the nba lockout. plus, holy toledo, where is the defense?
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gulf coast. a large mass of clouds is coming into the northwest, but only a few showers are coming down in western washington. later today, heavy rains and thunderstorms will move into the southeast and ohio river valley. breezy conditions and cold temperatures are in the midwest. elsewhere, it's another amazing day on the east coast with highs in the 60s and 70s. in sports, new hope that the nba lockout could soon be over. for the first time tuesday, the players union said they are willing to accept a 50/50 split in revenue, but in return, they want the league to relax proposed restrictions on free agency. >> the current offer that is on the table from the nba is not one that we can accept. our orders are also clear that we are willing to continue to negotiate and we are willing to continue discussions on a potential promise. >> commissioner david stern has given players until 5:00 p.m. today to accept the deal. in college football, a real
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on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. the severe weather impacting the southern plains will start to wind down. the east coast continues to see very warm weather. while the central plains and rockies will be pretty chilly today. here is another look at this morning's top stories. herman cain says he does not know the latest woman to charge him with sexual harassment. meanwhile, another accuser has identified herself. students rallied around penn state football coach joe paterno at his home last night but a widening sex abuse scandal may force him out. nasa got it right. the major asteroid we told you about yesterday whizzed by earth last night. it came closer than the moon and
any asteroid in 35 years moving eight miles a second. the rocket launched this morning, but its engined fail the fire to put it on a path to mars. at one point, the russian command center could not locate the spacecraft. engineers have only three days to try to reset the onboard computer system before its batteries die. remember back in the day when you flipped your tv or radio and heard the words, this is a test? well, you could change the channel and find another program. those days, though, are over starting today. randall pinkston explains. >> reporter: talk shows. soap operas and every other tv and radio program across the nation will all be interrupted at exactly 2:00 p.m. eastern time wednesday. for 30 seconds, fema and the fcc will conduct the first nationwide test of the emergency alert system, also known as eas.
eas is designed to quickly alert americans about a national emergency like a nuclear attack, a major power grid failure, or a catastrophic storm. >> this is to look at that one backbone system to go can we move a warning message from the white house all the way out through the relay stations to the general public. >> reporter: local stations like wfax-a.m. in falls church, virginia, have always been required to run tests individually. now broadcasters must coordinate with other nearby stations for emergency notifications. the eas is a modern day version of the old emergency broadcast system designed to protect americans from missile strikes during the cold war. the system has never been used on a national scale. the government says this test is important to ensure it will work in the event of an emergency. randall pinkston, cbs news, new york this morning, on "the early show," should herman cain quit the presidential race? i'm betty nguyen. and this is the "cbs morning news." i can save you 15% today
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good morning and welcome to 9news now. today is wednesday, november 9th. buddy check 9 day. you know what that means. eye's andrea roane. >> i'm mike hydeck. we're almost to the weekend. here's monika samtani wearing the family crest this morning. >> just for you, mike. >> howard bernstein has your weather first. good morning, sir. >> good morning, another beautiful, beautiful day. there may be some isolated 70s out there. it was great yesterday. it was great monday. very, very good again today.
tomorrow is one thing, go downhill. enjoy what we've got because it will be another good one. this morning like the last few mornings, chilly once again. we've got 30s and 40s out there. 44 in washington. some areas again that are frosty. some areas that are foggy south and east. 60 by noon. low 60s at 5:00 p.m. our sunset is 5:01. tickling 70 in one or two spots. quiet overhead once again. what you're not seeing is some of the fog. it is really south and east. tappahannock, northern neck over to the eastern shore. that's where we're seeing the visibility, half-mile, quarter mile going down to richmond as well. generally in the d.c. metro- north and west, we seem to be in pretty good shape. temperaturewise, chilly. 32 for martinsburg. 42 up in hagerstown. manassas down to 30 along with culpepper, leesburg, 36. la plata and prince george's county and andrews and pax river and fredericksburg, we're all in the mid to the upper 30s. a nice afternoon as we've been
saying. highs in the mid to upper 60s. one or two spots to get toward 70. monika? >> no complaints there at all. we'll start off with a look overall at the beltway and all of the construction hot spots. usually, you know about it if you travel through silver spring over on 66 and even here on northbound 295 but i made this one a little bigger because this one just began yesterday. we told you about it northbound on the glb, the left lane will be blocked through the winter, through december. let's take you to a live picture. no problems here. all of the construction cones have been moved to the side through silver spring on the inner and outer loops of the beltway. 14th street bridge, no issues to report. no car fires. northbound between the beltway and the 14th street bridge. all lanes are open. a last live look at the roosevelt bridge between the bridge span, all lanes are open on 66 as well. coming up in my next report, another look around the area at 4:39. andrea and mike? >> legendary coach, joe paterno
could be the next one to fall in the penn state sex scandal. >> university trustees will appoint a special committee to investigate the abuse. as his critics are calling for the coach and the school president to step down. drew levinson has the latest from campus at penn state university. >> reporter: students rallied outside the penn state football coach joe paterno tuesday night. they greeted him like a rock star. >> despite the adoration of students, the 84-year-old coach is battling to hold on to his job. >> i hate to see joe go with the legacy he's instilled. >> reporter: paterno's former assistant coach jerry sandusky is charged with assaulting eight boys over a 15-year period. paterno has taken heat for not going to police after a graduate assistant told him he saw sandusky assaulting a young boy in 2002 in a locker room shower. the coach told administrators as the law requires but they
failed to alert authorities. paterno is a legend here at penn state. during his six decades of coaching, he's won two national championships and pushed his players to succeed on and off the field. matt mylan played for penn state in the late '70s and was on the board of the second mile, the charity sandusky started for at-risk kids and it is where prosecutors say he targeted his victims. >> it makes you sick to see that this could happen to this level. >> reporter: it is a black eye on the university and its legendary coach. who may be forced to wrap up his last season with the nittany lions. drew levinson, cbs news, state college, pennsylvania. paterno's son says his father plans not only to coach in saturday's game against nebraska but for the long haul, he says. >> it is 4:29. do suspected criminals have privacy rights, too? that's the question being raised after