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the white house is feeling the heat over allegations the nsa spied on dozens of foreign leaders and now even supporters of the government surveillance program are calling for changes. a year after superstorm sandy came ashore, many of the victims are still struggling to get their lives back on track. and heading home. the red sox return to boston needing one win to clinch their first world series at fenway park in 95 years. >> got it! park in 95 years. >> got it! and the red sox win game five. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, october 29th, 2013. good morning, good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green. well, a senior obama administration official says the u.s. is considering ending its
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spying on heads of states. it's part of a fallout following revelation thags the u.s. has spied on german chancellor angela merkel and 34 other leaders. president obama said he was unaware of high level eavesdropping but "the new york times" said the state department signed off on the process and a key part that is calling for total review of u.s. intelligence programs. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. there's no final decision yet from the white house about ending these programs, the white house is waiting to see what happens here in congress. and more lawmakers now calling for changes including the head the senate intelligence senate intelligence chairwoman dianne feinstein scompreft outrage that the u.s. spied on allies including german chancellor angela merkel.
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she issued a statement saying i totally opposed. the finestein and her senate colleagues want to go one step further. she's calling for review of all operations. senator feinstein said her committee is unaware the u.s. is listening in on private phone calls from friendly heads of state. senator john mccain wants to know who did know. >> obviously, we are going to want to know exactly what the president knew and what he knew it. >> reporter: the white house won't know whether it knew about the merkel eavesdropping but admits it's been done. >> we are mindful some of these procedures caused tensions in our relationships. >> reporter: the white house insists the nsa programs keep america and its allies safe.
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elmar brown is part of a u.s. delegation to stop spying on allies. >> i think we have to make a clear determination fight terrorists but not spying on friends. >> now, there is a house intelligence committee hearing today to look at some of these proposed changes. the consensus here on capitol hill seems to be growing that changes are needed. anne-marie, there's said to be about 20 pieces of legislation that call for new limits said to
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the netherlands. a nuclear plant in england automatically shut down. at least five deaths have been reported in britain. and in this country, it was one year ago today that superstorm sandy devastated the east coast. at least 181 people were killed. and damage estimates are put at $65 billion. recovery efforts have been slow and difficult. and for some, not over yet. jim axelrod reports. >> it was saturated by all black muck. >> reporter: black muck? >> yeah. >> reporter: at 82, this is the time of life when mae callahar would be enjoying her home and
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left $42,000 in damage. >> the bathroom, the heating tim, water heater, air conditioning, everything was repaired. >> reporter: the money came from a federally subsidized flood insurance program for homeowners living in flood zones. a program running a $24 billion deficit. congress passed lot to get rid of that shortfall by raising insurance premiums and eliminating those subsidies. roughly 1 million homeowners in flood zones will see their rates skyrocket. in the next years, mae's premium could jump to more than $9,000. >> i couldn't handle that. >> reporter: impossible? >> impossible, yes. that could have been avoided. >> reporter: congresswoman maximum seen watters co-sponsored the bill. >> we did have devastating
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impacts. some that we talked about are outrageous, we're going to go through the program piece by piece and fix it. >> reporter: watters blames fema for bungling the impacts on people like mae. what's the question for fema. >> i don't have a lot of questions for fema. i have directions for fema. >> reporter: watters said it will order fema while it fills the budget gap. that's good news for mae callahar who can't afford the premiums. >> i'll probably just -- >> reporter: and what, just pray? >> yes. here on mae's street new jersey and in flood-prone neighborhoods around the country, they'll be watching very carefully. jim axelrod, cbs news, brick township, new jersey. former congressman jesse
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jackson jr. has begun serving a 30-month prison sentence. jackson and his wife were found guilty of misuse of funds. jackson reported to a low security prison in north carolina yesterday afternoon. he's expected to serve 20 months of his sentence. and about a third of the abortion clinics in texas that can expect to be shut down can resume taking appointments today. anna werner has details. >> reporter: the restrictions prompted protests in the state capitol. those who opposed the law said it would make abortion impossible in parts of texas because it required doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of a clinic. federal district judge lee yeakel wrote that it's without rational basis in the path of a woman seeking an abortion.
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the judge also ruled that restrictions on abortion medications can be uncons sugsal, but only if they stop a doctor from prescribing them to protect the life or health of a woman. >> and this bill is an example. >> reporter: the fight over restrictions grew national attention this summer when democratic state senator wendy davis stood for 13 hours in a filibuster against them in june. the measures ultimately passed. the state has already appealed this decision. and state officials say they believe this case will ultimately be decided at the appellate level or even at the u.s. supreme court. anna werner, cbs news, dallas. chinese officials expect that an incident in beijing's tiananmen square was a suicide attack. five people were killed. chinese officials are looking for two but haven't officially decided if it was an accident or an attack.
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tiananmen square was the site of the bloodily protests. coming up on the "cbs morning news" penn state pays millions to settle child sex abuse casesmartphone. a store clerk's iphone stops a bullet during an armed robbery. this is the "mike & mike in the morning." armed robbery. this is the "cbs morning news." [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious, but say i press a few out flat, add some beef, sloppy joe sauce and cheese, fold it all up and boom! delicious unsloppy joes perfect for a school night. pillsbury grands biscuits. make dinner pop.
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sparks after a plane's left landing gear collapsed while it was trying to land. this happened sunday northwest of oklahoma city. a 16-year-old just happened to be rolling with her camera when the plane hit the runway, no one was injured and the faa is investigating. also in oklahoma, two of the inmates who escaped from jail have been captured. the prisoners busted out of a so-called escape-proof facility on sunday. officials say they climbed through a trap door. in the shower. prime brown and dylan ray "three irons" were found at a
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convenience store about three miles away from the prison. mendonca and triston cheadle are still on the run. penn state has settled with some of the victims of jerry penn state said monday they will pay out $60 million. they've already spent more than $50 million in fines and legal fees. teresa garcia reports. >> reporter: when former penn state assistant official coach jerry sandusky was convicted in 2012 of molesting ten boys, he paid for it with his job and his freedom. on monday, penn state said it will pay its share. almost $60 million to 26 young men who claim sandusky sexually abused them. >> this is the first public acknowledgement by penn state officially that they have resolved these 26 claims. >> reporter: the number of cases is more than double what was disclosed during sandusky's trial, and six more claims are
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still pending. in a statement, penn state's president said we hope this is another step forward in the healing process for those hurt by mr. sandusky and another step forward for penn state. matt casey's law firm represents seven of the young men involved in the settlement, including sandusky's adopted son matt. casey said for them proceeding to trial would have meant retelling their stories in court and reliving their nightmares. >> in addition to dealing with actually happened to them, this litigation, potential litigation, was an ordeal unto itself for them. >> reporter: sandusky is serving a 30 to 60-year sentence. he maintains his innocence and is seeking a new trial. teresa garcia, cbs news. a gas station clerk in 42 is bulletproof thanks to his cell phone. police say he was shot by a robber on monday. and his cell phone stopped the bullet. the worker apparently had no
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idea he had been hit, until he pulled his phone out of his pocket. he finds that the phone is wrecked. police are looking for the suspect. straight ahead, your tuesday morning weather. and the secret in the san francisco bay. what is google doing inside of this barge. ready or not. [ female announcer ] ...so you can be up there. here i come! [ female announcer ] ...down there, around there... and under there for him. tylenol® provides strong pain relief and won't irritate your stomach the way aleve® or even advil® can. but for everything we do, we know you do so much more. tylenol®.
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well. time 94 now for a check of the national forecast. unsettled rain remains across much of the west. rain and snow expected over parts of idaho, nevada and utah. there will be scattered showers today from the plains to the mississippi valley. most of the south will be dry. and the same holds true for the northeast, but it will be cool in northern maine with highs in the 30s. on the "cbs moneywatch," apple's earnings fall short and google float some ideas. gigi stone is on the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, gigi. >> good morning, asian stocks are mixed after komatsu the world's second largest equipment maker cut theirs. u.s. markets are paying close attention to the two-day federal reserve meeting that starts today. no big change s expected in the fed economic
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stimulus program. the dow is down more than a point. the nasdaq closed down three points. apple earnings fell 9% during its latest quarter. it's the third consecutive quarter in which apple earnings have declined from the previous year. apple sold more of the top moneymaker the iphone but people are buying new lower-prized models. for the year, apple's model dropped about 25%. in housing news, many americans who bought existing homes fell in september to its lowest level in nine months. this is according to the national association of realtors. its seasonal adjusted home sells dropped 5.6%. analysts blame higher mortgage rates and home prices. "consumer reports" released its 2014 rankings for auto reliaility. japanese brands took seven of the top ten spots with lexus, toyota and acura taking the top three. and "consumer reports" says it's not recommending two of japan's top sellers. the honda accord v-6 and the
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nissan altima sedan. that's because of its poor reliability. and a lot of folks are trying to figure out who is behind a mysterious barge floating in the san francisco bay. it's reported the barge is a google facility. it's stacked four stories high with shipping containers. there are reports the barge could be a floating marketing center for google glass or a water-based google data center. very intriguing, anne-marie. >> it is. sounds like something out of a movie. >> gigi stone at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot. coming up in sports, st. louis takes center stage. the cardinals host game five of the world series while a few blocks away the rams clash with seattle on "monday night football." lash with seattle on "monday night football." every delicious balance bar® has 40-30-30 balanced nutrition to give you energy that lasts. balance bar®... have you found your balance™? [ dog barks ]
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to go through three planes. and more than 12 hours... be they were able to take off oakland international. hundreds are expected to gather in santa rosa today. protesting the death of a 1 year-old boy. what we're learning about the sheriff's deputy who shot him. and... for the second time in weeks... a tesla crashes... and bursts into flames. join us for kpix 5 news this
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morning... beginning at 4:3 good morning. it's tuesday, october 29th. i'm michelle griego. ,,,, here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., sunny today with a high of 62. atlanta sunny as well. but rain in st. louis. and mostly cloudy in denver. sunshine in seattle. ♪
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in sports now the boston red sox and st. louis cardinals came into game five of the world series with two wins apiece. meaning whoever won last night's game would need one more victory to capture baseball's championship. boston strikes first. david ortiz continues his hot hitting. he hits an rbi double to wright in the first inning to give the red sox a 1-0 lead. and with the game tide at 1-1 in the seventh, the red sox rally with two runs on hits by david ross and jacoby ellsbury. the red sox win 3-1. after the game, the team said the sox need to keep their focus as they head home for game six. >> i would call us in a tough spot when you get to 3-2. you know you're becoming the champ, but that's the biggest challenge. so you got to come back on wednesday and continue playing
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the way we have. >> boston will have two chances to win the world series at fenway park. the red sox have not clinched a championship at home since 1918. and just down the street from bush stadium in st. louis the rams were hosting the seahawks on "monday night football." and things didn't go much better for the rams. golden tate catches a pass from russell wilson and goes 80 yards for the touchdown. that makes it 14-6, seattle. the rams have a chance to take the lead in the final minute of the game, but the seahawks defense makes a goal line stand to preserve a 14-9 win. and a brazilian surfer may have set the record for catching the biggest wave. carlos burle took off on a wave near portugal's central coast estimated to be 100 feet high. now the wave that set the record back in january was estimated to be 98 feet, just minutes before catching the monster wave burle rescued a fellow surfer who nearly drowned. coming up on your local news
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printer technology can create 3d objects limited only by the imagination. and now it's helping a new set of people who can benefit from its customized designs. michelle miller reports. >> reporter: grabbing a backpack is hardly the feat of a superhero unless you're 12-year-old leon mccarthey. and your hand looks straight out of a science fiction movie. you've actually become sort of a cyborg. there's a cool fact there. >> yeah, it's like a special -- it's special instead of different. >> reporter: leon has been special since birth. while he was still in the womb, restricted blood flow prevented his hand from developing. >> i saw his hand sticking up there were no fingers on it. it was hard for my wife. it was hard for me.
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>> reporter: two years ago, leon's father paul began a search for a functional prosthetic. he found this video posted by ivan owen, an inventor from washington state. >> i've always had this vision of people building their own prosthetic device at home. >> reporter: owen, a collaborator in south africa, designed a mechanical hand that could be made by a three dimensional printer. >> it's especially like a hot glue gun. plastic feeds into it. the printer head gets hot and layer by layer creates the object. >> reporter: the design relies on wrist movement. downward motion creates cable tension that closes the fingers while a move upward assembles them. the assembly instructions were posted for free on the internet so someone like paul mccarthy, in marblehead, massachusetts could print it. he took the idea to his son. >> i thought it was a little crazy. he was like, you can print all these fingers and then like put them owl in, and it was a little too much.
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>> reporter: the first time you saw it and you tried it out -- >> it was pretty awesome, yeah. >> reporter: -- what made it awesome? >> i could pick up say like a water bottle. like, say, i could pick up my pencil. >> reporter: what is it like to see him like this? >> making a kid happy is like the most rewarding thing you can have as a dad, right? >> reporter: the price tag was also appealing. many 3d printers sell for $2,000. materials are far less expensive. >> this thing cost us like five bucks, ten bucks, whatever, it was nothing. >> reporter: what would a prosthesis cost you? >> >> $10,000. >> reporter: it's a do-it-yourself solution that was unthinkable before technology made ideas printable. >> that's cool. >> yeah. >> reporter: michelle miller, cbs news, marblehead, massachusetts. coming up on "cbs this morning," new jersey governor chris christie on the one-year
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anniversary of superstorm sandy. plus the mystery barge sitting off san francisco. we'll see how google is involved. and movie producer j.j. abrams tells us about his new project. a novel called "s." that's it for "cbs morning news." thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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and i'm frank mallicoat. time is 4-- here's meteorologist lawrence with check of weather. passengers planning a quick trip to utah ...instead spen entire day aboard a flight hell.
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...instead spent an entire y aboard a flight from hell. allegiant flight 1032 was scheduled to depart oaklandt 9:30 yesterday morning. but there was a problem with the plane, and a replacement was called in. but its 3:30 departure was canceled because the plane s overheated. another plane was due to lee at 6:30 ... but it also had problems. they finally got off the gr at 8:48 last night, and mad to provo.... full of angry passengers who sent us video statements. "i have been imprisoned by allegiant airlines for overe hours and i am outraged. th airline should go out of business immediately." are you going to fly allegi no never again. i'll probab tell everyone not to fly it either. my husband says we are never flying allegiant again. i he been at the airport since 1 6 this morning. and im so f "this is cruel and unusual punishment. these people ar insensitive. been 12 hours the airport and its ridiculo

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