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jerry sandusky remains behind bars this morning follow new child sexual abuse charges. his gail set at $225,000. the latest charges based on the testimony of two new alleged victims. >> 67-year-old jerry sandusky was led away from his home wearing handcuffs wearing a penn state track suit and slapped with 12 new charges on wednesday from two new accusers. >> if this is the way the case is going to be handled by the other side, then we can do things to kind of make it miserable too. >> reporter: sandusky was first charged on november 5th. he has acknowledged showering and playing around with boys, but says he never sexually abused them. he now faces more than 50 counts including abuse that is alleged to have occurred on the penn state campus. sandusky is behind bars here in
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bellfont, pennsylvania. the new accusers told accusers they met sandusky through the second mile charity. he testified that at least once, he screamed for help, knowing that sandusky's wife was upstairs, but no one ever came to help him. if sandusky does make bail, he'll be under house arrest and subject to electronic monitoring. in this the syracuse university sexual abuse case, former assistant basketball coach bernie fine will not be prosecuted. three men have accused fine of molesting them at children. the district attorney says the alleged victims' stories are credible, but the stooted auto of limitations prevents them from testifying.
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the fast moving system could leave up to a foot of snow in higher elevations of massachusetts and new hampshire. much of the northeast got soaking rains overnight as the storm moved through. it's the same that delivered a rare early snowfall to memphis and parts of arkansas early yesterday. then it headed through pennsylvania where early december snow isn't so much of a surprise. >> we know it's wintertime now. so that's why, you know, we will just put up with it. >> the storm system is expected to move out to sea later today. recovery efforts will resume this morning in nevada where a sightseeing hospital cashed into a mountainside. the pilot and four passengers were killed. the helicopter flown over the las vegas strip and a dam yesterday when it slammed near the mountain near lake mead. the cause of the crash hasn't been determined. a us airways flight 436 was
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headed to las vegas. the crew declared an emergency after the pilot reported fumes in the cockpit. no one was injured. occupy wall street protesters in san francisco clashed with police last night vowing to retake their encampment. about a half dozen protesters were arrested. earlier in the day, police raided the camp, arresting at least 85 others and clearing the downtown encampment. a new and disturbing report is out this morning on how the remains of american war dead were dumped by the u.s. air force. it was previously reported that dover air force base disposed of some remains in a virginia landfill. now "the washington post" reports that the incinerated partial remains of at least 274 service members were dumped in that fashion. the practice was halted three years ago. the race for the republican presidential nomination is heating up and getting personal. mitt romney has unveiled a new
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ad that talks about character more than it talks about policy and other candidates are following suit. tara mergener is in washington with more. good morning, tara. >> good morning to you, randall. >> reporter: the race is clearly entering a new and more aggressive phase. one inviting direct comparisons between the candidates. >> i think people understand that i'm a man of steadiness and consistency. >> reporter: mitt romney doesn't mention newt gingrich in a new ad airing in new hampshire. >> i've been married for the same woman who -- consuexcuse me same won for 40 years. >> reporter: romney isn't the only one trying to catch up with the gop front-runner. rick perry reaches out to
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evangelicals. gingrich rise in the polls has surprised the white house. president obama's advisers now think there is a realistic chance gingrich could win the gop nomination. >> eight years of obama will truly make the country dramatically more difficult and have dramatically greater problems. >> reporter: gingrich and his rivals blasted the president on wednesday. hours later, occupy wall street protesters took turns attacking the gop candidates. >> shame on you! >> reporter: demonstrators gathered outside a gingrich fund-raiser in washington, while in iowa. a group interrupted new jersey governor chris christie as he hosted a rally for romney. and the gop nomination contest could last for months, but republican leaders say it's too early to tell if this is actually going to be a two-person race. randall, anything can happen at this point. >> that's for sure. thank you, tara mergener, in washington. former illinois governor rod blagojevich will begin serving a
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14-year prison term in february. he was sentenced yesterday for corruption while in office, including trying to sell president obama's former senate seat. leaving court, the lawyer spoke with reporters. >> this is a time for me to be strong for my children, be strong for patty and this is also a time for patty and me to get home so we can explain to our kids, our babies amy and annie, what happened, what all this means and where we are going from here. >> four of the last nine illinois governors have gone to prisoner that includes george ryan who is currently serving time on corruption charges. on capitol hill, a house committee will question jon corzi corzine, the former ceo of mf global. he is expected to remain silent invoking his fifth amendment against self-incrimination. when mf global went bankrupt investigators say more than $1
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billion is missing from its customer accounts. coming up on the morning news, president obama's plan to help small business. plus, remembering colonel potter. versatile actor henry morgan. but first, scott pelley with a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." the collapse of a wall street firm has cost one farm hundreds and thousands of dollars and it's not the only one. that story tonight on the "cbs evening news." h of merchandise. so the most you can earn is $15 dollars. chase freedom also gives you 5% cash back at department stores this quarter but on up to $1,500 worth of purchases. that is $75. that's 5 times more! woo. get your cash back. activate today at we went around the country asking women to speak frankly about something no one wants to talk about.
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best remembered as colonel sherman t. potter, the commanding officer of the 407 m.a.s.h. he starred in the tv drama "drag net" the partner of sergeant joe friday. he appeared in more than 100 films over his long career. harry morgan died yesterday at his california home. he was 96 years old. on the cbs "moneywatch," a white house move to boost small business start-ups. ashley morrison is here in new york with more on that. good morning, ashley. >> good morning to you, randall. stap standard & poor's is putting the on notice. all 27 countries in the eu could be downgraded if they don't solve their debt crisis. asian markets closed before that warning. both japan's nikkei and hong kong's hang seng edged down. today, wall street gets a
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look at the weekly jobless claim numbers. on wednesday, the dow was mixed. the nasdaq lost a fraction. today the white house will announce new steps to help start-up businesses. in all $2 billion in resources are planned. one program provides matching capitals to small business just getting started. another is a private sector partnership that provides software and legal help to start-up companies. more people are flying this holiday season than last, which means less chance of a last minute sale. ticket prices are already 5% higher than last year but it's still not too late to get a deal if you're flexible. experts suggest flying at least four days before or on the actual holiday to get the best price. simpler credit card agreements could be on the way. a new prototype that is shorter and written in simple language.
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two-thirds of the credit card users don't completely understand their cards' turns. in shawnee, kansas, they got quite a surprise as they were counting donations tossed in the red kettle last week. they found this. one carat diamond. there was no message. the donor is not known. it's hoping some charitable jeweler will donate his time. randall, that is what i call the spirit of giving. >> quite so. thank you, ashley morrison in new york. actor alec baldwin has issued a semiapology. he apologized to passengers after he was thrown off a american airlines flight for refusing to turn off his cell phone on tuesday but he did not apologize to the flight attendant he argued with. he says, quote, i was singled out by this woman in the most unpleasant of tones. i guess the fact that this woman who decided to make some example of me did get the better of me.
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the latest satellite picture shows clouds over the northeast moving swiftly north toward canada's maritime eyelids. the southeast and southern plains are clear. light snow is falling in the central rockies and central plains. clouds linger near the northwest coast. later today, a cold north wind will generate lake effect snow showers in the eastern great lakes. the southeast will have cool temperatures and sunny skies. the northern plains will be cold with passing snow showers. foggy conditions persist in the northwest. in sports, college basketball and two top ranked teams in action. number five louisville used a tough pressure defense to get some key turnovers. the cardinals beat indiana purdue 90-60. it's louisville's straight 16th home victory they are 8-0 this season. in north carolina, the seventh
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ranked blue devils cruised to an easy 74-67 victory. in the nhl, overtime in buffalo. the flyers came from behind to beat the sabres 5-4. baseball's top free agent albert pujols will not be going to miami. the marlins have withdrawn their offer, but the los angeles angels have offered pujols a ten-year deal worth $210 million. and, of course, the cardinals are trying to keep him in st. louis. and japan star pitcher darvish is headed to the pups he is considered the best pitcher in japanese professional leagues. darvish said on his blog he will use the posting system which allows major league baseball to bid for the voting rights to japanese players. when we return, another look at this morning's top stories. and a surprise decision on making the morning after pill
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on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. only a few lingering showers over new england remain of the storm that hit the northeast yesterday. the eastern great lakes will get some lake-effect snow, chilly air from canada will spread across the northern plains. here is another look at this morning's top stories. new charges of sexual molestation has been brought against jerry sandusky by two men. alleged victim numbers 9 and 10. sandusky is in jail unable to make the $225,000. 274 war dead were dumped in
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a landfill. look into possible blood clot risks posed by a new generation of birth control pills. there is some evidence that popular drugs such as yaz are not as safe as older contraceptiv contraceptives. the fda could recommend that package labels warn of the risk of blood clots from using the new pills. the obama administration has blocked plans to allow the plan b morning after pill to be sold over the counter. women's health advocates say they are shocked. drew levinson has details. >> reporter: the nation's health secretary has stopped the morning after pill from being more widely distributed. in a surprise move, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius overruled an fda plan that would have allowed plan b emergency contraception to be sold over the counter to younger women. instead teenagers under 17 will still need a prescription to buy it. the move disappoints women's
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health advocates. >> as an obgyn and the father of a daughter i find this decision to be mind boggling. it makes no sense whatsoever. >> reporter: the pill can prevent pregnancy taken three days after unprotected sex. sebelius says the drug is safe and effective will you concerned younger girls may not understand how to use. others applaud the decision. >> we believe removing is not in the interest of young women's health. >> reporter: the company that makes plan b had hoped, with the fda's approval, it would be able to put the pills on store shelves and now they will stay behind the pharmacist's counter. college students we spoke to understand the controversy. >> if you allow teenagers to have the plan b, it just gives like an open area to go and have sex. >> if you're 13 years old, you're not that responsible yet so i feel like it should be over-the-counter. >> reporter: the company that
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good morning and welcome to 9news now. friday east. it is thursday, december 8th. you'll andrea roane. >> we're almost there. i'm mike hydeck. monika samtani will have
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traffic in a moment. howard bernstein will have your weather. >> first, we have a very special good morning to eugene fleming from fredericksburg, virginia, i was out that way a couple of weeks ago. he and his wife wake up to watch us every day at 4:25. thank you and good morning to you! all right. did they dodge snow? because we did. >> they reported a trace of snow at reagan national. a couple of wet flakes for two seconds. for the most part, it was good. lot of snow in western maryland. some of the pointes in grant county, west virginia got five, six inches of snow. the rain was the big story. flooding a big problem. i believe monika is going to have a couple of road closures due to high water. 38 degrees. winds gusted in spots over 50 miles per hour last night. breezy this morning. winds will slacken some this afternoon as temperatures get to 45 and the sunrise at 7:14.
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we stop the clock at 10:55, the blues, the pinks started to mix in. we did have a brief period where we had a little snow. watch how quickly this thing bumped out of here doing this sprint above new england. skies are clearing in most of the area. it is a chilly and windy morning with temperatures in the upper 30s in town. 32 in win chester. look at the winds still gusting close to 30 miles per hour this morning. so, as we tell you, hold on tight to the steering wheel. here's monika samtani with more on the morning commute. >> let's hope it isn't as bad as it was yesterday. as howard said, we have flooding conditions to deal with especially in two spots. north side here, route one is shut down between route 212 and ritz way. you will be diverted on to allen dale. water street at pennsylvania avenue is shut down right here.
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old crane highway may be your best bet to get around that closure here due to flooding. let's go over to 66. if you're planning to head on the inbound side of 66, no problems to report here. two closures i want to mention. one on compton road at old centreville, the other one, wolf run shoals in clifton due to high-standing water. coming up, we'll talk about all of the closures gep at 4:39. back to you, andrea and mike. >> the battle for the republican presidential nomination is getting personal. just days after promising a more aggressive campaign, mitt romney begins airing a new ad in early voting states. as tara mergener reports, he's not the only one trying to get a leg up. >> i'm a man of steadiness. >> mitt romney doesn't mention newt gingrich in a new ad. >> i've been married to the same woman for 42 years. >> but the commercial filled with home movies highlights
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differences with the former house speaker who's tied the knot three times. romney isn't the only one trying to catch up with the g.o.p. front-runner. rick perry reaches out to evangelicals in his own new ad. >> there is something wrong when gays can serve openly but our kids can't openly celebrate christmas or pray in school. >> gingrich's recent rise in the polls has surprised the white house. president obama's advisors now think there is a realistic chance gingrich could win the g.o.p. nomination. >> eight years of obama will truly make the country dramatically more difficult around have dramatically greater problems. >> gingrich and his rivals blasted the president wednesday. hours later, occupy wall street protestors took turns attacking the g.o.p. candidate. demonstrators gathered outside a gingrich fund-raiser in washington while in iowa, a
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group interrupted new jersey governor chris christie as they hosted a rally for romney. tara mergener, washington. the military is now saying partial remains from at least 274 american troops are lying in a virginia landfill. the number is more than the military originally acknowledged after accusations the military grossly mismanaged the remains of fallen service members in doer. "the washington post" says the remains were cremated, incinerate and taken to a king george county landfill between 2004 and 2008. the military says they have no plans to notify the fallen troops' families. they're already disciplining three senior officials responsible for handling the remains of u.s. war dead. >> the senate will not leave town until the payroll tax cut gets extended. that's the word from harry reid. he says congress needs to act to


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