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doping allegations. seven-time tour de france champ, lance armstrong strongly denies new charges of illegal drug use. off limits. the village that chinese dissident chen guangcheng left behind is closed to journalists. giant achievement, matt cain fires a 22nd perfect game in major league history. major league history. >> and that's a perfect game. captioning funded by cbs >> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, june 14, 2012. and good morning everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. lance armstrong caused the latest doping allegations leveled against him. a baseless witch hunt motivated by spite. this time, the charges come from
the u.s. anti-doping agency. it claims armstrong was at the center of a systematic doping scheme during his title runs. that agency has the power to strip armstrong of all of his titles. susan mcginnis is in washington with details. susan, good morning to you. >> terrell good morning. armstrong hoped these allegations were over but the drug agency says it has new evidence armstrong's lawyer calls it a vendetta. for seven consecutive years, lance armstrong waved the u.s. flag as champion of the tour de france. now, the u.s. anti-doping agency says he used performance-enhancing drugs during his title runs. armstrong has repeatedly said he never doped. >> we've proven time in and time out there were claims. >> but the drug agency said it recently uncovered evidence that armstrong used epo, as well as blood transfusions, testosterone and court coe steroids from 1996 until 2004.
u.s. federal prosecutors close a two-year criminal probe this past february but unlike the justice department, the u.s. ada does not have to prove a crime was committed, only that drugs were used. the drug agency has ten former teammates who have testified that lance armstrong used drugs. it also says armstrong used a campaign of intimidation to keep witnesses from testifying. tyler hamilton is one witness who came forward. >> i did see a transfusion, a blood transfusion. >> he told "60 minutes" he saw armstrong use drugs during the 1999 tour de france. >> really no difference between lance armstrong and the majority of the them. >> the armstrong claims there is a difference between him and the cyclists who were busted using drugs. he says i have competed as an endurance athlete for 25 years with no spike in performance. passed more than 500 drug tests and never failed one.
armstrong faces a possible lifetime ban from the sport. as of now, he's banned from triathalons where he's competed since he retired from cycling. >> thank you, susan. the prosecution in jerry sandusky's child molestation case could wrap up arguments tomorrow. three more alleged victims testified yesterday, one identified as victim number 10. he said he was sexually abused and he was threatened if he told anybody he'd never see his family again. the former penn state football coach is charged with molesting ten boys over a 15-year period. he denies the charges. government forces have recaptured a rebel stronghold near the mediterranean coast. the battle lasted eight days with both sides deploying heavy weapons. a human rights group says hundreds of rebel fighters pulled out overnight. u.n. observers have been unable to reach him. this amateur video allegedly shows a u.n. convoy confronted
by supporters on tuesday. back in this country in the race for the white house, president obama and mitt romney will be campaigning in the critical state of ohio today. it's the first time they've campaigned in the same state on the same day. the president in cleveland, romney in cincinnati. both men will be talking about the economy. no republican has won the presidency without winning ohio. mitt romney will appear on face the nation this sunday right here on cbs. cbs "moneywatch" time on a thursday. growing concerns over the european debt crisis and april bump in foreclosures spells bad news for the housing market. erica ferrari with more. good morning terrell. cell phone maker nokia plans to lay off 10,000 workers worldwide. the finnish company says the cuts will take place by the end of 2013. noek i although it's cutting costs, it remains focused on the smartphone market. timothy geithner is pushing
european leaders to lay out specific steps on how to solve the kopt nent's debt crisis. last night the treasury secretary said that by presenting concrete plans on fixing europe's finances, leaders will help improve investor confidence. his remarks come days before an important vote in greece and next week's g-20 summit in mexico. europe's debt crisis weighed heavily on overseas markets. there are concerns that cyprus could be the next economy to buckle. that sent asian stocks lower. tokyo's nikkei was down a quarter percent. the hang seng lost 1%. on wall street, news that retail sales slipped in may sent stocks lower. the dow lost 77 points. the nasdaq was down 24. and the number of homes that entered the foreclosure process was up in may. the firm realty trac reports the number of homeowners received default or scheduled home auction notices was up 12% from april and 16% from a year ago. and terrell, that means more
homes could hit the market and drag prices down. >> erica ferrari in new york with us this morning. erica, thank you so much. the ceo of jpmorgan chase says the buck stops with me. jamie dimon told a senate committee that his banks multibillion dollar trading loss was an isolated incident and some executives will probably have pay taken back. danielle nottingham reports. >> capitol police escorted protesters out of the hearing room where the ceo of jpmorgan chase came to explain how his bank lost more than $2 billion on risky trades. jamie dimon apologized. but said he wants congress to put it in perspective. >> no client, customers or taxpayer money was impacted by this event. >> senators asked dimon why he was pointing the finger at the bank's investing unit. >> shouldn't you take personal responsibility since they were following the game plan that you personally laid out? >> that's why i'm here. we made a mistake. i'm absolutely responsible.
the buck stops with me. >> dimon did say chase will probably take payback from senior executives involved in the risky trades. the hearing comes as congress finalizes new banking regulations, including the so-called volcker rule designed to prevent banks from making risky trades for their own profit. >> it hasn't been written yet. it's very complicated. it may very well stop -- >> lawmakers are trying to get a handle on whether big banks are still a big risk. >> what would you do to make our system safer? >> the biggest disappointment i've had is we never actually sat down, republicans, democrats, businesses and had real detailed conversations about what went wrong, what needs to be fixed. >> dimon insisted there are some parts of stricter regulation that he does support. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. federal prosecutors have dropped all charges against john edwards. edwards had been charged with using political donation toss hide his pregnant mistress.
last month jurors in north carolina acquitted edwards on one felony count and deadlocked on five others. the judge declared a mistrial. the justice department decided not to seek a retrial in the interest of justice. take a quick break on a thursday morning. up next on the morning news, colorado crisis. firefighters face a daunting task as a massive wildfire fueled by high winds continues to spread. this is the morning news. start at just 6 bucks. so ditch the brown bag for something better. like our bacon ranch quesadillas or big mouth burger bites, served with soup or salad, and fries. starting at just 6 bucks, at chili's.
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and destroyed more than 100 buildings. one woman was killed. in southern new mexico, hundreds of residents have been chased from their homes. by a fire that's damaged or destroyed at least 224 buildings. since arriving in new york with his wife and children, chen guangcheng has lived quietly on the campus of new york university. when he fled china, he had to leave behind his aging mother and family members in the village where he grew up. holly williams of sky news went there to learn how they're doing. >> chen guangcheng no longer lives in the dongshigu village. we found it guarded by men who locals said were thugs hired by the government. >> these men are refusing to identify themselves but are saying that we're not allowed into the village and we can't film here at all. chen gang change he escaped house arrest in april. we went there to find out what happened to the family he left
behind. chen's older brother met with us at a secret location nearby. he told us police tortured him to discover how chen managed to escape. they handcuffed me and tied me to a chair he said. then they chained my legs together and began to beat me around the head. they removed my own leather belt, looped it together and then hit me with that as well. he said, they also beat his wife and when his son tried to defend himself with a knife, he told us the police arrested him and charged him with attempted murder. we waited until nightfall when the guards were off duty to try again to get inside the village and meet chen's elderly mother. she is 78 years old.
she told us, she's been targeted for years ever since her son spoke out about how the local government forced women to undergo abortions as part of china's one-child policy. the men follow me wherever i go, she said. three or four of them at a time. sometimes they search me. my bag, my clothes, my pockets. they even search my shoes. this is the wall that chen guangcheng scaled. to make his way to freedom. his brother told us chen waited until his guards went to get water to make a run for it. guangcheng had only ten seconds to do it. it was a desperate act after years of imprisonment and abuse. now, chen has freedom and a new life in new york with his wife and children. but the rest of his family still faces an uncertain future. holly williams, sky news, for cbs news. china.
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thunderstorms in dallas. 94, partly cloudy skies in los angeles. 70 degrees. let's check your national forecast. scattered severe storms will spread across the northern plains with damaging hail and possible tornadoes from minnesota to northwest kansas. look for scattered thunderstorms from southeast texas to florida and isolated severe storms in texas and oklahoma panhandles and the rockies. in sports this morning, cain is able. last night, matt cain of the san francisco giants, pitched only the 22nd perfect game in major league baseball. at home against houston, he through a 125-pitch masterpiece. 27 astros up, 27 down. that includes 14 strikeouts. the giants scored ten. cain got help from the defense. the leaping catch in the sixth and a diving catch in deep right center in the seventh. cain ended with a hot grounder at third and later talked about how it felt on the mound. >> it was so much adrenaline, so
much stuff going on. you know, i was in a way probably overthrowing some changeups. i could look up there and i was throwing them harder than i wanted to. it worked out. >> it sure did work out. all good. cain gave the giants the first perfect game in franchise history going back to 1883. elsewhere in baseball, hall of fame dodgers manager, tom lasorda is feeling good after recovering from a mild heart attack last week. on the field at dodger stadium, the angels hit a solo home run in the second inning to tie it at one. that's where it stayed. another solo home run. the angels hung on to beat the dodgers. 2-1. in denver, a grand slam to right center field in the first inning. the rockies led oakland up until the top of the ninth. then on a sacrifice fly, the as beat the tag to tie the game at 8. slapped one down the left field line to score 2.
the as held on to win it. 10-8. the mets at tampa bay. new york knuckleballer, r.a. dickey had the rays number from start to finish. dickey held them scoreless until the bottom of the ninth. he surrendered one hit and one run. winning his league leading tenth game of the year. the world boxing organization will review the judging of a welterweight fight of pacquiao. and timothy bradley. most of the reporters and most of the crowd thought pacquiao easily defended his title. but two of three judges scored it for bradley. the wbo plans to have five independent judges view video of that fight. when we come back on a thursday, smoke signals. how older smokers who quit smoking can still see health benefits. benefits. my dentist said that the acid in fruit or fruit juice softens the enamel so it can potentially erode. once that enamel is gone, it's gone.
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in d.c., partly sunny, 80 degrees. partly sunny, 86 in atlanta, partly sunny, 90 in st. louis. mostly sunny skies, 84 in denver. partly cloudy skies, 63 in seattle. the punishment phase of a houston murder trial begins today following the conviction of a man who defended himself using the texas version of a stand-your-ground law. raul, rodriguez faces up to life in prison for shooting a neighbor who was holding a noisy birthday for his wife in 2010. carrying a gun and a video camera, rodriguez walked into the neighbor's driveway and opened fire claiming he was in fear for his life from the unarmed victim. in buffalo, new york, police are hunting for a doctor suspected in the shooting death of a hospital receptionist. 49-year-old dr. timothy jordan is a trauma surgeon and former army special forces weapons expert. swat teams were called to the
medical center yesterday after the 33-year-old receptionist was shot four times in a stairwell. media reports, the victim was jordan's ex-girlfriend. a new study suggests it's never too late to quit smoking. researchers find that people over the age of 60 who kick the habit, may still increase longevity and found they have the same mortality rate as people who never smoked. the longer they stopped using cigarettes. israeli president perez received the medal of freedom at the white house last night. president obama presented the nation's highest civilian honor to perez. calling him the essence of israel itself. he served as israel's prime minister twice. also on hand at the dinner, former president, bill clinton. after your local news on "cbs this morning," a look at the germs lurking in your office space and the latest on those colorado wildfires. i'm terrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news." rrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news." i was living with this all-over pain.
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4 minutes before 5 o'clock on this thursday morning. another delight day start. marty. >> it's beautiful out there. let's take a look at the day temperatures. right now mid 60s 60s. 77 lunch going to a high of 80. here is what we have oh our eye on today. -- our eye on today. a woman facing 69 counts of animal cruelty appearing in court. >> the baltimore hilton hosting dining in the dark to benefit sight saving research. >> already in the news, the celebration is in full swing. this morning wjz will be live among the tall ships at the inner harbor. >> prosecutors are wrapping up their case against jerry