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led police on a wild and ultimately deadly chase through the heart of the nation's capitol. it all started when the woman identified as miriam carey rammed security barriers at the white house with her car. cbs news learned that cari was fired from her job at a dentist offices last year over a parking spot. >> miriam, good -- sorry. anne-marie, good morning. police are going spend today trying to figure out why miriam came here from stamford, connecticut, tried to break the perimeter at the white house, then came to the capitol before she was shot by the police, shot dead, and leaving two officers injured. investigators wearing hazmat suits searched the stamford, connecticut, home after police were involved in a car chase through washington, d.c. >> police were there to go through that and try to find out
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what was this. could they learn from her computer or notes or anything else, something that could give them a window as to the motive behind her nature. >> cbs news learned that the driver was 34-year-old miriam carey. police shot and killed her outside the capitol yesterday afternoon but it started at the white house where she struck a barricade with her black infinity sedan. she then sped down pennsylvania avenue toward the capitol. that's where police officers thought they had her boxed in but carey backed up and tried to speed off again. police opened fire, killing the woman and found a child inside the car. >> the child is approximately 4 years old and in good condition and in police custody. part of that is determining why police chose to use deadly force to stop the suspect. >> the united states secret service and capitol police
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officers acted heroically in trying to stop the suspect from entering the security perimeters at both locations. >> both the white house and the u.s. capitol were put on lockdown during the incident. capitol police on the plaza around the capitol said they were working without pay because of the government shutdown. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. well, because of that government shutdown, president obama canceled next week's trip to asia. this is day four of the budget crisis and an even more critical deadline is quickly approaching the debt ceiling. in two weeks the government will be unable to pay its bills. and in a report released yesterday, the treasury department warns of dire results if congress fails to act. jericka duncan reports. >> reporter: while the government shutdown is taking an increasing toll every day, it's the possibility of a government default that set off alarms in financial quarters around the world. >> the united states is the center of the world economy, so
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if we screw up, everybody gets screwed up. >> the nation is expected to hit its 16.7 trillion dollar borrowing limit in mid-october. speaking to a crowd in maryland, the president said failure to raise the debt limit could have catastrophic results. >> as reckless as a government shutdown is, as many people are being hurt by a government shutdown, an economic shutdown that results from default would be dramatically worse. >> reporter: back in 2011, just the threat of a default sent the stock markets plunging and led to a downgrading of the country's credit rating. >> i don't think we want to open the door to find out what happens if the united states actually fails to pay its bills on time. >> reporter: speaker john boehner will not let the united states default on its debt and has reportedly told fellow republicans he'll get a debt
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ceiling deal even if he has to rely on the democrats. neither side is willing to compromise. >> the president's refusal to work in a bipartisan way has led us to this shutdown. >> we have a very simple message today for speaker boehner. let the house stop this irresponsible reckless games. >> reporter: a u.s. government poll shows that 66% say there should be budgeting for the health care law. on the "cbs moneywatch," #twitteripo and new home buyers get a break on the interest rate. gigi stone is here from the north stock exchange with that and more. good morning, gigi. >> tokyo's nikkei fell 1%. hong kong's hang seng dropped half a percent. the dow jones lost 136 points.
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the nasdaq composite was lower by 40 points. first friday of the month the labor department issued its jobs report but not this friday. the september jobs report is being postponed because of the government shutdown. good news if you're buying a home. mortgage rates dropped for the third consecutive week. 30-year fixed rate mortgages are averaging 4.22%. 15-year mortgages are at 3.29%. that's the lowest level since june. economist says they likely have leveled off. twitter says it hopes to raise. twitter disclosed it's never turned a profit and has lost $419 million since it was formed in 2006. twitter has more than 218 million active users as of june. and instagram says it's going start showing advertisements.
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the mobile unit. instagram says it will foe cows on showing a small number of high-quality ads. is nothing sacred? >> i know. it's irritating but you have to feg out a way to monetize. gigi stone at the new york stock change. rough surf and high winds are already being felt along the shore. a hurricane watch is in effect from grand isle, louisiana, to the west coast of florida. states of emergency have been declared in louisiana and mississippi. cbs news weather consultant david bernard has details. >> keeping a close eye on karen in the gulf of mexico as it slowly moved toward the northern gulf coast. it is gradually going to increase in strength a little bit in the next 12 hours or so,
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but the end result will be the same. gusty winds and a chance for very heavy rains on the northern gulf coast. already rain bands beginning to affect the area this morning. now, there also is the potential for winds 58 miles an hour or greater from new orleans to as far east as pensacola once the storm moves to shore and expensive rainfall is possible as well, especially across the florida panhandle. and would you look at this happening across the high plains in wyoming and in south dakota and nebraska? a major winter storm. we could see one to two feet of snow between now and sunday. definitely a change is in the air as far as the seasons go. i'm david bernard, cbs news, miami. well, coming up on the "morning news," 20 years after black hawk down. never-before-seen surveillance video in somalia that left 18
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it's been 20 years since two u.s. military helicopters were shot down on a mission in mogadishu, somalia. 18 died as a result of it. it's become known as black hawk down. >> reporter: he was a teen leader on the assault force that day and in 20 years he's never spoken publicly about the battle because his unit is so secretive. even after all this time, we were asked not to use its name. "60 minutes" was able to obtain this surveillance video of the battle, which has not been seen publicly until now. here you can see the very beginning of the mission. he was flown in on one of these little bird helicopters to a target building, which was
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quickly enveloped in dust. how well did you and your men execute the main objective of the mission? >> it was flawless. from the time we set down to the time we called for the helicopters to come back and get us, i would say it was no more than five minutes, and it was over. >> and you thought you were going back, it was done. >> yes. we had everybody that we were trying to get was in one package, one mission. >> reporter: then from this rooftop with his men under fire, huton watched as the black hawks super 6-1 headed toward him. >> it took a direct hit to the tailbone and started a slow rotation. >> how hard did it hit? >> it was catastrophic. that's all i can describe it. >> it was hit be
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arocket-propelled grenade. >> that's lara logan reporting. you can see her complete story this sunday on "60 minutes." well, at least 114 people are dead and hundreds more are missing this morning after their boat capsized yesterday in the mediterranean sea. the fishing boatloaded with african immigrants caught fire and sank near the italian island of lampedusa, which sits about 70 miles from africa. as many as 500 on board. and the wife of an surf driver menaced and beaten by a pack of motorcyclists speaks out. she expressed sympathy for a rider injured when her husband tried to drive away, but they
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had no choice. the family release add statement that reads in part, quote, we believe that anyone faced with this sort of grave danger would have taken the same course of action in order to protect their family. well, straight ahead your friday morning weather, and in sports, a football coach loses his cool when his team ends up on the wrong end of a controversial call. on angie's list before i do any projects on my home. i love my contractor, and i am so thankful to angie's list for bringing us together. find out why more than two million members count on angie's list. angie's list -- reviews you can trust. and better is so easy withrning you cabenefiber.o something better for yourself. fiber that's taste-free, grit-free and dissolves completely. so you can feel free to add it to anything. and feel better about doing it. better it with benefiber. [ male announcer ] harvey's "i'm so happy you're home" dance? that's real love. and so is giving him real tasty food. now there's new so good! dog food from iams.
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forecast in some cities around the country. new york, evening thunderstorms today. thunderstorms in miami as well. partly sunny in chicago today. dallas, sunshine. and both cities in the 90s. no home field advantage for the braves with los angeles' ace clayton kershaw on the mound. he strikes out 12 in just seven innings of work, and adrian gonzalez hit as two-run homer as the dodgers win game one, 6-1. and a lopsided result in the n.l. series. carlos beltran hit as three-run homer. that's part of a seven-run outburst in st. louis. they win, 9-1. starters brian horner for cleveland and ej manuel.
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horner takes advantage. he throws a touchdown pass to josh gordon to tie the game at 24-24. cleveland puts the game away in the fourth quarter. the browns win, 37-24. and some controversy in college football. texas trailing. it appears iowa state forces a fumble near the goal line but the officials say the play was dead when the ball came loose. texas tries again and punches it in for the go-ahead score. texas wins 31-30. iowa state paul rose expressing his displeasure with the officials after the game. >> to make a play on the 1 yard line with their backs against the wall, cleared everybody, and have it taken away from them!
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i've got pretty good eyesight. the view i had of that gigantic screen in the north end zone showed player who was knocked down and our guy with the football. >> how dwrou really feel? it's the 11th straight loss in a conference opening game. when we return, reducing your risk of breast cancer, how a little walking can go a long way in warding off the disease. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (man) brilliant!
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here's look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., sunny with a high of 86. partly sunny in atlanta. st. louis will be sunny and also humid, and snow and rain in denver. seattle, sunshine. now, one in eight women in
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the u.s. will suffer from invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. a new study from the american cancer society is offering hope for prevention based on a simple premise. take a walk. marlie hall reports. >> reporter: friends go walking in the park every day. it could help lower their chance for breast cancer. a new study finds postmenopausal women whods only exercise is walking an hour a day still reduce their chances of getting breast cancer 14%. >> they're walking at a really moderate pace. about three miles an hour. >> reporter: women who engage in more vigorous exercise lower it even more. >> we know that physical activity is associated with sex hormones. >> reporter: current guidelines recommend that adults do 2.5
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hours of regular exercise but studies show that less than half of u.s. women do even that. 68-year-old marlyn who said both her sister and mother had it says it's a big part of her life. researchers say it doesn't have to be a marathon. a leisurely walk every day can still make a big difference. marlie hall, for cbs news. well, the first person to ride a bicycle across the san francisco bay has now rid p across the hudson river. judith schiller pedalled on thursday. he used two inflatable pontoons. he called it the perfect commute. coming up on "cbs this morning," the masters of sex, michael sheen. i'm anne-marie green, this is the "cbs morning news." ♪
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good morning and welcome to wusa9. it has been a long week but finally we made it to friday. october 4th, 2013. i'm andrea roane. >> thank you for joining us, i'm mike hydeck, there are a couple of road closures related to the situation near the white house and the capitol yesterday. we're going to talk about those. the weekend's here we need to talk about weather too. good morning monika. good to see you. >> in the forecast he hasn't had -- >> an r. word?
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>> no way. >> yes yes 70s. >> r. word yes. >> seven day, well rain for one. and referring also as we get into the second half. >> well played. >> i don't really have it on the board but it seemed to work for the moment. >> i like it. >> weather-wise mix of sun and clouds today. another hoot one. up -- hot one. upper 80s and a stray shower can't be ruled out especially north and west of d.c.. the patchy dense fog we have is going to be the main concern. overhead some showers in pennsylvania and really can't see the fog on the infrared satellite. but some of the areas of fog have been rather dense. in cambridge zero visibility. manassas at a half mile along with warrenton and culpeper. bel air dense fog as well and not mountains and -- in the mountains and out to harrisonburg half mile visibility. temperatures once again way up there. yesterday was in the mid 80s and again at 86. this morning gaithersburg and
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martinsburg are 61. a few upper 50s like in manassas. but most places are in the 60s this morning. with 68 from the pax river naval air station. 63 in baltimore and 62 in fredericksburg. going between 85 and 90 this afternoon. wow. average high is 72. what a week. monika? well, the activity that we had yesterday afternoon around the capitol. i've been on the phone with ddot and they tell me that for the most part the road closures have been cleared up around constitution avenue and second street. if you're planning to head through that area you might still find police of course around the capitol. but at least in terms of the road closures i don't think we have any major ones right now. it's still pretty fluid at this time. a live look outside and if you're planning to head over here on the northbound side of' 95 in -- i-95 in virginia. you're okay. a little after 2:00 this morning a fatal accident on
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route 50 in chantilly. inbound side of route 50 everything is blocked off right now at soul lee road and you can see -- sully road and you can take willard to wall knee and make your way around the closure. or eastbound route 50 is shut down at sully road. so be aware of that activity from just after 2:00 this morning. one person killed in that accident. and we'll take a live look outside one more time. this is the beltway at route 210 in oxon hill. all lanes are open. back to you. so who is miriam carey and why would she ram her vehicle into a barrier near the white house? police have some answers this morning but at this point they are still looking for a lot more. the incident sent much of capitol hill into lockdown around 2:20 yesterday afternoon. after she left the scene at the white house she sped towards the capitol. police shot and killed the 34- year-old dental hygienist from stamford, connecticut. >> there was a 1-year-old child in the backseat. d.c. police chief cathy lanier doesn't think the incident was
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an accident. ken molestina has more. >> reporter: what you're looking at are the final moments of the chase. the driver rams a set of barricades around the capitol? she's surrounded by secret service police with guns drawn. she backs up into them -- [ sound of gunfire ] several gunshots are heard. despite that the driver managed to get away before finally stopping. >> the pursuit went search blocks and -- several blocks and involved the secret service and capitol police. right now the suspect in the vehicle we do know was struck by gunfire. and at this point has been pronounced. >> reporter: it all began locks away at these barricades to the white house. the driver tried ramming through here first before being chased down to the capitol. the terrorism has been ruled out but it's still a mystery why the driver did this. >> there were officers that were struck and two security perimeters that were attempted to be breached. >> reporter: two officers were
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taken to the hospital with injuries from this ordeal. the capitol officer was hurt when the cruiser slammed into an electronic barricade that went up during the chase. >> the driver's side of his vehicle pushed in and his whole car just spun around. >> reporter: law enforcement officials are saying it was the very barricades that may have prevented a bad situation from becoming worse. >> the security perimeters worked. they did exactly what they were supposed to do and they topped a -- stopped a suspect from breaching the perimeters. >> reporter: capitol police and d.c. police have been here through the night and the early hours of this morning. of course they have a lot of documenting that they need to do out here on the scene and what we don't know a lot about the driver and -- is the driver and why she would have wanted to do something like that. at the capitol. ken molestina, wusa9. >> a few more details about the woman behind the wheel to have black infiniti coupe. according to cbs news, she worked as


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