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the fbi uncovers harassing emails sent by his lover to another woman. they've had enough. frustrated victims of hurricane sandy protest against the utility company that can't get their lights on two weeks after the storm. explosion investigation. the search for clues to what caused the deadly blast that damaged or destroyed dozens of homes in an indianapolis neighborhood. and nascar nastiness. brawls break out in the pit during sunday's race after 2005 racing's biggest stars have a run in on the track. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, november 12,
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2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin with the resignation of cia director david petraeus. lawmakers want to know if national security was compromised by the extramarital affair that forced him to step down and why they weren't told sooner. it was harass emails allegedly from petraeus' mistress to another woman that triggered an fbi probe. >> reporter: good morning. jill kelly took her concerns to the fbi several months ago eventually exposing the affair. now congress is demanding more details. cbs news has learned this woman 37-year-old jill kelly triggered an fbi investigation leading to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. petraeus resigned friday after word got out he was having an affair with his biographer paula
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broadwell. kelly went to the fbi after receiving emails from broadwell. broadwell made this comment about petraeus during a publicity tour last friday. >> i think he's a terrific role model for young people. >> reporter: congressional leaders are going to start an inquiry of their own. >> this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. >> reporter: petraeus was scheduled to testify at hearings about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi but now acting director michael morrell will take his place. >> don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during and after the attack if general
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petraeus doesn't testify. >> reporter: senator diane feinstein says petraeus could still be called to testify at some point in the future. and the affair started two months after petraeus took over the cia. so far paula broadwell has been quiet about the relationship. >> tara mergener in washington for us this morning. thank you. it's been two weeks since hurricane sandy but for tens of thousands of frustrated and beaten down victims the nightmare is not over yet. some are trying to rebuild from scratch. for others the issue is power. this morning in new york and new jersey some 73,000 customers remain without electricity the. that means no heat or no hot water. most are on long island. over the weekend there were protests against the long island power authority. mark strassman has our report. >> reporter: new york's veterans day parade was also a salute to the city's recovery from sandy at least in manhattan.
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but 14 miles away in brooklyn vietnam veteran danny smith walked to a gasoline to wait for an hour for national guardsmen to give him five free gallons. >> without this gas you would be in trouble? >> i couldn't charge my cell phone. it's your lifeline. >> you wouldn't have heat? >> no heat. >> reporter: in brooklyn's working class community, two weeks later no one here has power. >> tough. very tough. scary. it is dark here at night with no lights. >> reporter: 1700 of the 2400 homes were damaged or destroyed and residents complain they have been forgotten in the city's recovery. smith showed us the neighborhood. >> we got wiped out. she got wiped you want. they got wiped out happen. >> reporter: his cousins house is wet and cold. insurance inspectors have yet to
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survey the damage. in this close knit multigenerational neighborhood many families lost everything, ruined heirlooms. but smith salvaged something special. letters he wrote to his mother from vietnam. >> 1966. can't put a price tag on that. >> reporter: this is what many houses in here look inside. dark, dank and depressing. this family lived here for 42 years. they want to rebuild but waiting for an insurance ad juster and for the power to turn back on. mark strassman, cbs news, brooklyn. >> how to keep the country from going over the fiscal cliff will be the focus of president obama and lawmakers this week. the president has scheduled meetings with labor representatives, business leaders and members of congress to discuss ways to avoid the automatic tax increase and spending cuts that will go into effect at the beginning of 2013. there is no bigger issue on the
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agenda in washington between now and the end. year than reaching a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. without an agreement on january 1st the bush era tax cuts will expire and $1.2 trillion in spending cuts goes into effect. that will likely result in a spike in unemployment and trigger a new recession. >> everybody recognizes that this will be a terrible thing for american families, for our economy, for just running the government in a sensible way. >> president obama has said any deal must include a tax increase on wealthy americans. an idea that republicans are pushing back against. >> raising those rates on january 1st would according to the independent firm ernst and young destroy 700,000 american jobs. >> but on "face the nation" sunday republican senator lindsey graham said the gop would be open to other means of increasing revenue. >> we don't need to raise taxes,
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we need to limit loop shoels and deductions for the wealthy. >> while members are not supportive of the tax plan, john boehner are urging them to make compromise, something president obama senior adviser david axelrod called encouraging. >> there's money tbe gained by closing some of these loopholes and applying them to deficit reductions. >> one half of those automatic spending cuts would affect the defense department's budget. david martin shows us what that means for the military. >> reporter: the dreaded sequestration would double the $500 billion in cuts the pentagon is already planning to make over the next decade. defense secretary panetta has not minced words. >> if sequestration goes into effect it's a disaster for national defense. >> reporter: the strategy of pivoting away from the wars in iraq and afghanistan towards the pacific and an emerging chinese
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superpower would come undone. >> all of that can go to hell if this congress doesn't face up and deal with the issue of sequestration. >> reporter: in this letter to senators panetta warned by the time sequestration was over the u.s. would have the smallest ground force since 1940, smallest navy since 1915 and smallest air force ever. a bleak prediction which ignores the quantum leap in weapons technology. as the president pointed out in the debate no other country comes close. >> we spend more on our military than the next ten countries combined. >> reporter: sequestration would not change that. according to the center for budget assessment it's not the size of the cuts about $50 billion a year that's damaging but the fact that they would be across the board. panetta adds except for military pay every program from the joint strike fighters to military bands would be cut by the same
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amount, 23%. >> it's absolutely the worst thing to do. if you want to cut the defense budget that's fine, this is a foolish way to do it. >> reporter: if the pentagon were allowed to pick and choose its cuts sequestration may not be the disaster secretary panetta is predicting. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. >> overseas for the first time since1973 the middle east war, israel has fired on syria. on sunday a mortar round from syria landed. there were no injuries. israel fired a warning shot in retaliation. israel officials acknowledge the mortar was not aimed at israel and a bye product of the syrian civil war. when we come back, explosion investigation. a massive blast in indianapolis killed two people and damages dozens of homes. this is the morning news.
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leak may have triggered a deadly blast in an indianapolis residential neighborhood. the candlelight vigil was held last night after saturday's night fiery explosion. some residents have been allowed to return many homes in that neighborhood are beyond repair. susan mcginnis reports. >> reporter: crews picked through the rubble of two homes levelled in an explosion in indianapolis. they are trying to determine what caused the powerful blast that killed two people and injured several others. >> the house probably felt like it moved a foot or so. and all we could do was get out of here. >> reporter: officials say the explosion damaged 80 homes and dozens are damaged enough that they may have to be torn down. the fiery blast around 11:00 saturday night left neighbors shocked. >> watching tv and next thing we know we hear this loud explosion and the whole house shook. >> reporter: about 200 people were forced to evacuate while firefighters battled the flames that had spread to other homes.
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this house is about 100 feet away from the site of the explosion, one of the homes that caught fire. people say they felt the blast as far as three miles away. >> the house felt like it was shake. my chest was shaking. it felt like -- there's nothing you've ever experienced. >> reporter: the wag nears live 300 yards from the site of the explosion. the blast shattered some of their windows and blew in their front door. >> people are kind of in shock because it was such a surreal thing. no one knew what it was. >> reporter: this community is coming together. neighbors quickly stock relief centers with food, diapers and anything people who can't go back home may need. susan mcginnis, cbs news, indianapolis. up next we'll have your monday morning weather and in sports a high octane fight in the pit of a nascar race. buckle up for this bare-knuckled brawl. the financial obstacles military families face, we understand. at usaa, we know military life is different.
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monday. greece clears an important hurdle and attention shoppers black friday gets an early kick-off. morse here in new york with more. >> reporter: greece passed a budget. the greek parliament voted on it. it calls for severe spending cuts and tax increase. the country would have run out of money by friday if the austerity measures had not been passed. worries about greece sent most asian markets falling this morning. tokyo's nikkei closed at 1% but the hong kong hang seng added a quarter per sense. this morning wall street will try controversy from the worst week since june. the dow lost 277 points while the nasdaq was down 77 points. investors are concerned about negotiations to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. the nation's airlines may soon need a lot more pilots. the "wall street journal" is
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reporting carriers are bracing for a wave of retirement as pilots are reaching the mandatory retirement age of 65. also hire experience requirements for new hires. target plans to join other major retailers in moving black friday to thanksgiving night. the chain says it will open its doors to holiday shoppers at 9:00 thanksgiving night. that's three hours earlier than last year. and speak being of thanksgiving, a traditional holiday dinner will cost you a little bit more this year. the american farm bureau says shoppers can aspect to pay $49.48 to feed ten people. that's up 28 cents from last year. the cost turkey pushed prices higher as farmers face higher costs. get yourself a smaller turkey and eat more mashed pot, to stuffing and pumpkin pie. >> i'll eat, take a nap and eat
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some more. ashley morrison here in new york. appreciate it. in sports this morning some nsa near nastiness both on and off the track at sunday's race in arizona. jeff disorder intentionally knocked clint bowyer into the wall. it happened in the pits. bowyer find out what's happening and he sprints in to the pit as well. he gets stopped outside of gordon's trailer. police officers had to guard outside. road rage. for real. when we come back from the yellow brick road to the auction block one of hollywood's most famous dress went to the highest bidder this weekend. shipping's a hassle. i'll go to the mall. hey.
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in some cities around the country. in washington partly sunny 67
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degrees. mostly cloudy in atlanta 71. partly sunny in st. louis 48 trees. mostly sunny in denver 49. cloudy in seattle with showers 50 degrees. police in southfield, michigan near detroit are trying to figure out why a man tried to shoot a police officer inside a police station. the man point ad gun at the police officer, pulled the trigger but didn't fire. then officers exchanged fire with the suspect and shot him dead. one officer is recovering from a gunshot wound. more fallout this morning at the bbc over reporting about several alleged child sexual abuse cases. the director of bbc news and her deputy resign. two days ago the director general resigned. and the bbc is taking heat after one of its programs decided not to air an investigation into
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hundreds of child sex abuse allegations against a tv host who died last year. >> jesse jackson may be negotiating a plea deal with the justice department that would force him to resign from office. he's under investigation for allegedly misusing campaign funds. he served in congress for 17 years and easily won re-election to another term last week. jackson has been treated at the mayo clinic in minnesota since june for bipolar disorder and depression. the winner at the weekend box office was bond, james bond. at more than $87 million in ticket sales. and then "ralph" was second and "flight" came in third. and the blue dress that judy garland wore in "wizard of oz" sold at auction.
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it was part of a two day auction of hollywood items in beverly hills over the weekend. i'm terrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news". [ female announcer ] nothing leaves you feeling cleaner and fresher than the cottonelle care routine. try it. then name it. but what about your wrinkles? neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles in just one week. why wait if you don't have to. neutrogena®. 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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. good morning. welcome to 9news now. it's monday, november 12. a lot of you have the day off. good morning. i'm andrea roane. good morning. i'm mike hydeck.
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good morning. >> i thought you were wearing the outfit. >> i wasn't wearing it. they were teasing me. the patches are getting sewn on. that's why i didn't have it. >> great forecast. >> super. >> one more warm day and the bottom will drop out and back to reality tomorrow. enjoy the warmth today. we'll still be well up in the 60s this afternoon. here's a look at your day planner. by lunch time it will be pretty comfortable. still probably mostly cloudy, 63. i think the high about 68. by 5:00 66. the shenandoah valley, you may see a shower by 5:00. i think the rain here in d.c. holds off till after dark. you see the rain this morning. even just a touch of snow back toward chicago mixing in the pink there. we're seeing rain in western ohio, central kentucky. this is all with a cold front. we'll say goodbye to the 60s and 70s and hello to the 50s
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and maybe even upper 40s. 41 cumberland. luray, we've got 60s in parts of the shenandoah valley where the winds are downsloping. culpeper 43. it's 4:26. coming up on 4:27. let's go over to monika samtani with timesaver construction. yes, construction and also one little incident. it's not causing too much of a problem. the construction has been there all weekend long. northbound on the gw parkway right at the run parkway. it's been blocked there with the rock wall work. i've been through that detour a couple of times. no problems from triangle to dumfries and woodbridge. let's show what you it looks like here on the inbound side of i-66 at glebe road. really the length inside the beltway to the roosevelt bridge looks like this. nice and light. back over to the maps this time
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to the north side of town where the beltway looks great. one incident on the inner loop after route 1 in college park. a bus was towing a trailer. it overturned causing a different a distraction on the right side. let's take a live look at the beltway at branch avenue. no incidents here. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 4:39. >> thank you, monika. david padre just, head of the -- david petraeus, the head of the f.b.i. resigned -- of the cri resigned after the f.b.i. discovered he was having an affair. >> the whole thing may have come about because of jealousy. paula broadwell probably thought another woman was getting too close to petraeus. broadwell sent some threatening e-mails and she forwarded them to the f.b.i. >> reporter: cbs news has learned this woman, 37-year-old jill kelly triggered an f.b.i. investigation leading to the resignation of c.i.a. director david pa friday just
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-- david petraeus. >> reporter: his resignation caught many on capitol hill off guard. >> it was like a lightning bolt. >> reporter: kelly went to the f.b.i. after allegedly receiving e- mails from broadwell warning her to back off and stay away from my guy. officials say broadwell believed kelly was a romantic rival. broadwell made this comment about petraeus during a publicity tour. >> he is a terrific role model for young people. >> reporter: congressional leaders say they are going to start an inquiry of their own. they want to know why they weren't informed of the f.b.i. investigation before it became public. >> this is something that could have had an affect on national security. i think we should have been told. >> reporter: pa friday just was -- petraeus was scheduled to testify on benghazi. >> i don't see how in the world you


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