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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 bucket 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 with regard to taking a piecemealing approach to opening the government. 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. >> it's not clear yet which of those factions is going to win out. >> last night the government tried to pass three bills to fund parts of the government. democrats say it's all ar none. >> as lawmakers debate, americans across the country are feeling the impooskt the shutdown from closed museums and parks to federal workers forced off the job. >> this is not how to run a country. if that's what they're in there, then they need to be removed themselves. then they'll understand what it's like to go without a paycheck. >> he brought his family. the plane he flew was behind that locked gate.
>> that was very, very important to see where he sat, what he did. i'm sorry. i can't say anymore. >> the u.s. economy is losing $3 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 aren't going to be accepted including children with cancer who go there to seek experimental treatment. >> 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. there were technical glitches including stalled websites and others. president obama says 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 flooded the website, it temporarily broke under the strain. the main page went from "aplau now kwlgto "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 your wemed by 2.8 million visitors, a number they never asked. white house senior adviser david seemous said it drew attention.
>> we expected a slow rampup 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'd feed 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 is 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 described 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 was delayed. one was found in a terminal. one in a parking garage. police wouldn't say which one was the destructive one. the terror attack in nairobi will cost $250 million in lost revenue. 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 blame on kenyan security forces. it's unclear if the mall will reopen. at united nations israeli 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. 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 suspect. new york city police make some proposition into the investigation into a motorcycle mob attack on an suv. this is the "cbs morning news." ] i've got a big date, but my sinuses are acting up. it's time for advil cold and sinus. [ male announcer ] truth is that won't relieve all your symptoms.
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arrested one biker and the second turned himself in following the extreme case of road rage that played out in new york city on sunday. as michelle miller reports, police are searching for even more suspects involved in the roadway attack. >> reporter: the incident was captured by helmet cam. 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 alex and his wife and daughter. he said he became frightened when approached by the bierks. 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 their antics are videotaped. this is from southern california. new york police say they were aware the riders planned the event on sunday. >> we had check points, inspections done of the motorcyclists, we made arrests, confiscated motorcycles, made summons. >> one of the people he ran over is in a coma. his wife diana says he was just trying to help. >> he paralyzed my husband on the way whchlt enyo luke 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 pirates celebrate their 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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the country. new york city, mostly sunny with a high of 85. 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. tokyo's nikkei fell 2%. hong kong's hang seng added half a percent. but the first day the government sat down 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 from a recovery from the recession. "usa today" reports it's the first of the big indices to triple. the tech-heavy exchange received
much of its gains from surging pharmaceutical and retail stocks as well as new companies such as facebook, linkedin and yelp. icahn said he believes the company is undervalued, 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 lay in earlier this year for a dip in total awe stow 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 squeezet out a 1% gain. and the famed new york city
opera is shutting down. 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 cbs money report. >> thank you very much. in sports, the pirates host their first playoff game since 1992. my rats 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 ridging 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 champion chicago blackhawks hoisting their championship banner to the raft ters. the blackhawks captain but the blackhawks score three straight goals to win, 6-4. when we return, veterans versus the shutdown. we'll show you how a group of war veterans didn't let the government closure stop them from visiting memorials that actually paid tribute to them. s. guys, you took tums® a couple hours ago.
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here's ooh 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 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: he 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 ore 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 memoirial is dedicated to the 16 million americans who served in the armed forces and the more than 400 thousand who died. when you saw it today, what was running through your mind? [ inaudible ]
>> reporter: what are your thoughts as you come to washington on the day the government is secretary of homeland security 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 yu date 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." [ woman ] my family already thinks pillsbury grands are amazing...
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. good morning. welcome to wusa9. today is wednesday, october 2, 2013. i'm andrea roane. i'm mike hydeck. thanks for joining us. the shutdown is going to affect football? >> doesn't make sense. >> we'll talk about that in a minute. good morning. how are you? >> great, how are you? >> not exactly the n.f.l.
but we'll explain. >> it's a great week, comfortable for july. >> i thought it is the time we fall back. >> fallback is november 3. weather may catch up to it by then. i think another week or two before the pattern changes. we'll get rain chances. mild temperatures are not going anywhere. very summer like today. i'm forecasting a high of 86. the record is 89. that's how close we're going to be. 80 by noon. 73 is the average now. close. ridiculous. 80 by noon. 86 for the high. 85 for the drive home. very summer like here. west winds at 10 miles an hour. satellite radar. you see the patchy clouds in the mountains. there's not much out there. it's going to be a quiet day. touch of fog here and there. down to 52 in manassas. 26 martinsburg and baltimore. lots of upper 50s and low 60s.
you have noticed the morning temperatures a little warmer than before? moisture coming back just a tiny bit. that's why we have fog around warrenton. three-quarters after mile there. half mile in louisa. those areas dealing with the fog. as far as the temperatures today, there they are. a little bit cooler right on the bay at 81 at the naval academy unless they turn that sensor off due to the shutdown. 86 easton and potentially 88 in manassas. wow, that's crazy. monika, over to you. >> if you're planning to head around town, there is one road closure that i know about, a major road closure due to the shutdown. that is beach drive right through rock creek park basically between the gladden avenue and maryland-dc line and that's been there since yesterday afternoon. that's a big deal. you want to choose your alternate route. 16th street definitely going to take a hit because of that. if you're planning to head northbound i-95, you're okay. southbound in the lorton area you want to watch out for the construction zone still in place. let's take a live look on 66
from our trafficland camera. just outside of this shot, there is construction near route 28 in centreville so watch out for that as well. let's go back over to the maps this time heading north. no problems to report on the beltway college park into silver spring. we're in great shape coming in from baltimore. 270 frederick down toward where the point where the lanes divide and one more look at montrose road. nice and quiet on the interstate early this morning. back to you. >> thanks. see you in just a bit. republicans in the house and democrats in the senate appear to be settling in for a long fight when it comes to trying to figure out how to fund the government. the affordable care act is the tipping point for both sides. republicans want to delay it or change it and democrwa keep it. >> the federal government is in every state. while congress debates the impact of the shutdown, it's starting to ripple across the country. national parks from the statue of liberty to alcatraz are
closed to tourists as government furloughed all nonessential workers. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: day two the first government shutdown 17 years begins and there's no resolution in sight. one leading republican says the shutdown alone may not bring democrats and republicans together. >> most budgets in the past have involved eliminating increases. >> reporter: the house proposed three bills to fund parts of the government. democrats stood firm saying it's all or nothing. >> now they're focusing on trying to cherry-pick some of the few parts of government that they like. >> reporter: 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. that's what they're in there
for for. they need to do without themselves and then they'll know what it's like to go without a paycheck. >> that was very important to see. i'm sorry, i simply can't say anymore. >> reporter: economists say the u.s. economy is losing $300 million each day the government remains closed. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. president obama plans to visit a maryland construction company to talk more about the government shutdown's affect on business on thursday. press secretary jay carney said a prolonged shutdown and the looming potential of a government default would harm small businesses. >> reporter: gl keeping d.c. open is a cost near and dear to delegate eleanor holmes norton's heart. you could hear it in her passionate plea to house members. >> i am asking you