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twister terror. a massive tornado wipes out much of joplin, missouri. dozens are dead, phones and electricity are out. and a state of emergency has been declared. >> one minute it was just barely sprinkling and the next minute, boy, just the whole world just turned upside down. >> rescue crews have been working through the night. the national guard and fema are on the ground. and the violent weather system on the ground. and the violent weather system is still on the move. captioning funded by cbs and good morning, everyone, on a monday. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. much of joplin, missouri, is in ruins this morning. dozens of people are dead after the city took a direct hit from a massive tornado. the joplin tornado was part of a
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line of storms that swept across the midwest. it spun off twisters from oklahoma to wisconsin. today the same system threatens the deep south and the mississippi and ohio valleys. the storm destroyed whole neighborhoods in joplin, knocking out power and phone service. the search for victims continues throughout the night. a state of emergency is in effect. the national guard has been activated. and fema officials are working with state and local agencies. joel brown has been tracking the storms overnight from washington. >> terrell, good morning. damage is just so overwhelming that people there are having a hard time even describing it. after an early report out of joplin, missouri, that at least 24 people had been killed, city officials quickly warned that they feared that the number could be much larger. the trail of destruction stretches for miles in joplin, missouri. dozens are feared dead, after the massive tornado tore through this town of 50,000 sunday, leveling entire neighborhoods. >> one minute it was just barely
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sprinkling, and the next minute, boy, just whole world just upside down. >> reporter: residents say there was little morning before the monster storm blew in, flipping over cars and twisting metal around trees. when the storm passed, emergency officials rushed in heavy equipment to sift through the rubble, and search for survivors. but phone and power lines are down, making the operation even more difficult. the national guard has been called in, and missouri's governor has declared a state of emergency. the joplin twister was just one of several tornadoes that barreled across the midwest this weekend. >> it comes this way, run. >> reporter: a family in la crosse, wisconsin, caught this funnel cloud on camera as it marched toward their backyard. no one was seriously injured, but the powerful weather system wreaked plenty of havoc. tearing roofs off homes and turning streets into debris fields. another tornado in minneapolis killed at least one person. the storm sent huge trees crashing down on homes. >> all type of stuff just flying
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around the house. >> reporter: residents tried to clear some of the mess sunday but there could be more to come. soon. later today forecasters are calling for another round of violent weather. the forecast is especially dangerous in the southern plains states. there is potential for more violent storms today in oklahoma, southern kansas, and north texas. terrell? >> joel, the difference between life and death in a situation like this is how early residents get warning. did anyone know this storm was coming? number could have been much larger had there been no warning at all. >> all right. joel brown in washington with the latest for us this morning. joel, thank you so much. meanwhile some of the worst damage by the tornado in joplin was to the city's main hospital. hundreds of windows were blown
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out of st. john's regional medical center. the staff had just a few moments to move patients away from the windows into sheltered hallways. the storm was so powerful that medical records from the hospital were found 60 miles away. recovery operations are also under way in eastern kansas where a deadly tornado hit late saturday. the twister struck the small town of reading. one person was killed and four others injured. about 20 homes and the post office and the elementary school were damaged or destroyed. >> we're all just going to dig in and start working. we'll get it cleaned up. we'll get it back. if the building's gone, then i'll rebuild. >> most of the town is without power and residents were asked to stay out of their homes until this morning. now to that volcano in iceland. it's erupting again and disrupting air travel around the island nation. ash and smoke were thrown miles into the air over the weekend. the volcano is about 120 miles east of iceland's capital. the main airport is france to attend a g-8 economic
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summit, and finally poland. but before he left sunday, mr. obama spoke to america's pro-israel lobby. he defended his proposal to use israel's 1967 borders as the basis for a future palestinian state. the president said all he was doing what stating publicly what has long been u.s. policy and he warned that time for a mideast peace deal is running out. >> it is the right and the responsibility of the israeli government to make the hard choices that are necessary to protect a jewish and democratic state for which so many generations have sacrificed. >> israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu has already rejected the president's proposal. netanyahu will address the same group today, and congress tomorrow. fighting continues this morning at a pakistani navy
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base. it is in the southern port city of karachi. taliban militants attacked last night. the attackers destroyed two surveillance aircrafts, supplied to pakistan by the u.s., then holed up in a building on the base. at least a dozen pakistani security officers were killed in the suggesting that president obama isn't admitting the severity of the nation's problems. >> my first campaign stop will be in iowa, and that's where i'm going to begin a campaign that tells the american people the
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truth. i'm tim pawlenty. and i'm running for president of the united states. >> meanwhile, another republican says he's not entering the presidential sweepstakes. indiana governor mitch daniels took his name out of consideration for the nomination. in the end, daniels said in a statement, i was able to resolve every competing consideration but one. the interests and wishes of my family is the most important consideration of all. if i had disappointed you, i will always be sorry. in los angeles, an arrest in the brutal attack of a san francisco giants fan at dodger stadium. the suspect is being held on $1 million bail. and police say they are closing in on other suspects. meanwhile the victim, bryan stow, remains in a medically induced coma. manuel gallegus has more. wrt a s.w.a.t. team swarmed two hollywood apartments early sunday. they arrested a man they say is one of two suspects in the march 31st beating of giants baseball fan bryan stow. police spoke outside dodgers stadium where the attack occurred. >> we got a tip from a law
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enforcement agent, parole agent, as a matter of fact. >> reporter: the suspect is identified as 31-year-old giovanni ramirez. police say he matches the sketch on the left. >> this is suspect number one. and probably the primary aggressor. >> reporter: this was the lapd's biggest manhunt this year. with ultimately 20 detectives on the case. police plastered the city with hundreds of wanted billboards and the award grew to $200,000. stow's family has been confident all along, and finally got the call sunday morning. >> they were so compassionate with our family and reached out to us, and made a promise that they were not going to rest until they got these guys. >> reporter: fans were also relieved. >> that's great. i mean, i'm glad that there's some consequence. >> i hope that the stow family gets justice, and i wish him a speedy recovery. >> reporter: 42-year-old stow, a paramedic and father of two young children, was moved to san francisco general last week. he's in a coma-like state. the lapd is still looking for
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another suspect and the driver of the getaway car. >> turn yourself in. save us a lot of grief. and let's end this. >> reporter: police are hoping that end is near. manuel gallegus, cbs news. coming up on the "morning news," good news on gas prices. plus, very smooth sailing for the latest pirates of the caribbean sequel. this is the "cbs morning news." we'll be right back.
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>> other big winners last night were teen idol justin bieber who picked up six awards, as did rapper eminem, including artist of the year. comedian and actor russell brand has reportedly been deported from japan. he was there to see his wife katy perry perform but she tweeted he was kicked out because of a prior run-in with a law a decade ago. brand took it all in stride posting a photo and tweeting, planning escape from japanese custody is bloody hard to dig a tunnel with a chop stick. "cbs moneywatch" time now on a monday. a bad day for stocks in asia. ashley morrison here in new york with more. >> good morning to you, terrell. asian markets suffered big losses overnight. both tokyo's nikkei and hong kong's hang seng lost more than 1.5% apiece. this week, wall street gets the latest on home sales and consumer spending. as stocks have now lost ground three weeks in a row. last week the dow shed more than half a percent and the nasdaq lost almost 1%. gas prices are in reverse. the latest lundberg survey shows
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they've dropped nine cents just over the past two weeks to a nationwide average of $3.91 a gallon. most analysts believe we've already hit the peak for the summer, and that prices will continue to drop. but the pain at the pump continues to hit americans where it hurts. a new poll finds 63% are cutting back on nonessential spending such as vacations or eating out, because of the high cost. apple reportedly has signed a deal with four major record labels to let users of its yet-to-be released music service access their song from handheld devices like the iphone. the new itunes offering would let users store content on apple's servers and access it using the web, instead of downloading it. apple is expected to launch an internet-based music service, but no word on when that would happen or just how much it will cost. and at the movies, box office treasure for "pirates of the caribbean: on stranger tides." the fourth film in the series and the first in 3-d opened with
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staggering numbers this weekend. worldwide the continuing saga of captain jack sparrow took in $364 million. the fourth largest global opening ever. just in the u.s. it raked in more than $90 million. the comedy "bridesmaids" stayed strong with sales of $21 million. and last week's number one, "thor" slips to third. terrell i think i want to go see that pirates of the caribbean. >> i kind of want to see all three of them. >> i like that. it's funny. >> ashley morrison here in new york. good to see you. thank you. coming up your monday morning weather. and in sports, lebron james and the heat are on fire. nba playoff action coming up. living with diabetes is a reality for me, but i learned that i don't have to use a vial and syringe as part of my daily routine anymore. my doctor showed me the novolog mix 70/30 flexpen. flexpen is discreet and comes pre-filled with my insulin. flexpen goes with me and doesn't need refrigeration. and it's covered by most insurance.
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about novolog mix 70/30 flexpen today. learn more about the different insulins available in flexpen at flexpen. insulin delivery that goes with you. here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. in new york, 71 degrees with showers. sunny and 85 in chicago. thunderstorms and 79 in dallas. thunderstorms and 87 in los angeles. and 69 with drizzle. time now for a check of the national forecast. latest satellite picture shows clouds scattered across much of the northeast and southwest this morning. the southwest, southeast and northern and central plains remain mostly clear. clouds extend from the lower mississippi valley all the way to the ohio valley. later today, scattered showers will return to the northeast. the southeast remains hot and dry. severe thunderstorms, including possible tornadoes will develop in the deep south and the mississippi valley and into the ohio valley. these scattered showers are likely in the northwest, and
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along coastal southern california. in sports this morning, the miami heat inching closer to a trip to the nba finals. to the highlights. it almost got ugly in the third, chicago's fouls to dwyane wade. not good. things calmed down though and chris bosch then moves to the hoop here. in the fourth quarter, put the heat up by six. he ended the night with a game-high 34. miami beat the bulls 96-85. they lead the series 2-1. in baseball, reigning cy young winner felix hernandez was the king of the mound. he mowed down 13 padres tying a career high. seattle beat san diego 6-1 to complete a three-game sweep. a wacky extra innings game in kansas city, in the tenth, the bases loaded the royals tim collins walked in the go-ahead run for the cards. and then another one. the royals later go back and they get that run. st. louis won it 9-8. and in new york subway series
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yankee derek jeter singled up the middle in the seventh against the mets and sparked an eight-run rally. yanks win 9-3. jeter now just 25 hits shy of 3,000. when we come back on this monday on update on our top story. the disaster in missouri. a tornado has leveled the city of joplin. and smoke 'em if you got 'em, except in new york city. a strict new anti-smoking law took effect today. depression is a serious medical condition. i feel like i have to wind myself up to deal with the sadness, the loss of interest, the lack of energy. [ male announcer ] ask your doctor about pristiq -- a prescription medicine proven to treat depression. pristiq is thought to work by affecting the levels of two chemicals in the brain -- serotonin and norepinephrine. tell your doctor right away if your depression worsens or you have unusual changes in mood, behavior, or thoughts of suicide. anti-depressants can increase suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children, teens, and young adults. pristiq is not approved for children under 18. do not take pristiq with maois. taking pristiq with nset pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk.
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on the "cbs morning news" here's a look at today's weather. more severe thunderstorms, including possible tornadoes will develop in the deep south and in the mississippi valley and into the ohio valley this afternoon. the southeast will stay hot and look for scattered showers in the northeast and northwest. we want to bring you an update now on our top story this morning. a powerful, deadly tornado caused enormous damage in the city of joplin, missouri. the powerful twister struck sunday evening, killing dozens.
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damage is widespread with entire neighborhoods destroyed. rescue crews have spent the night looking for victims. a state of emergency has been declared. and both fema and the national guard are on the ground. a tough new anti-smoking law went into effect this morning in new york city. it has some residents here puzzled. and others smoking mad. jay dow has the story. >> reporter: over the last decade, smokers across the country have been put on the defensive. pushed out of offices, restaurants, and bars. new york city is now taking the war against tobacco a step further with a new law that goes into effect banning smoking outdoors at beaches, boardwalks, parks and pedestrian platforms. >> you know, i'm a smoker. that's my choice. i smoke. it's not going to make me stop. it's almost like a dictatorship telling us that we can't do this and we can't do that. >> reporter: new york city mayor mike bloomberg, a former smoker, pushed for the law that aims to drastically reduce, if not eliminate, exposure to secondhand smoke. >> we feel like everywhere i go
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people are outside smoking because they can't be smoking inside. and i have to steer my stroller out of the way of secondhand smoke. >> reporter: new york city health officials are also hoping to discourage a new generation from picking up the habit. sending out the message it is no longer acceptable to light up in family-friendly places. the big apple is not alone. 35 states across the country have laws banning smoking indoors. but to date, less than 3% of cities across the country have outdoor smoking bans. public policy professor dan feldman says new york city's ban may be counterproductive. >> what does it mean when new york city, the nation's largest city, enacts this kind of far-reaching smoking ban? >> well, i'm afraid that it could hurt the credibility of more reasonable restrictions on smoking. >> reporter: giving new yorkers who smoke -- >> infringes on my rights. outside, you're not hurting anyone. >> reporter: one more reason to tell city hall, to butt out. jay dow, cbs news, new york. this morning on "the early
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as we reported, president and mrs. obama are beginning a four-nation trip to europe today. their first stop is ireland. they'll visit a village that is home to some of mr. obama's great-great-great relatives on his mother's side. and as mark phillips reports, the town is buzzing with excitement. >> reporter: it's easy to spot the village of moneygall in the rolling hills of central ireland. it's the one where the flags are flying, where every surface has been given a fresh coat of paint, some rather conspicuously. and it's the one where they've written a new song. a tribute to their new favorite american president. ♪ though you are the president ♪ >> reporter: the president's visit to this village of 300
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people may be the most anticipated in this corner of ireland, apart from the second coming. posters around town detail his connection to the place. how his great-great-great grandfather on his mother's side left here for america in 1850. but when first church records first revealed the link four years ago, an irish barack obama was incomprehensible here. >> i've been calling him abracadabra because i didn't know how to pronounce his name or who he was. >> reporter: how times have changed. >> called him abracadabra, right. >> reporter: but you learned his name, since? >> i did, indeed. and grown to love him, yes. >> reporter: everybody in moneygall has grown to love him. especially henry healey. >> he's going to find everyone calling out his family tree to meet him when he does arrive. >> reporter: the celebration of irish roots is a time -- honored tradition in american politics. sooner or later every american president seems to end up in
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ireland. maybe it's the 40 million or so irish-american votes. but with obama, it's different. maybe it's because the irish connection was so surprising that the relationship with barack obama has been so warmly embraced. at the pub, they're expecting him. >> he's coming to moneygall. he's coming in here. >> reporter: it's not the party they're worried about, it's the morning after. >> it's so huge. there might be an anticlimax after. >> reporter: you're worried about post-obama remorse? >> post-obama stress disorder. >> reporter: there's a cure for that here. mark phillips, cbs news, moneygall, ireland. >> that cure works pretty well around here, too, i hear. coming up a little later on "the early show," the very latest on those deadly tornadoes in the midwest, including live reports from devastated joplin, missouri. plus you'll meet the latest republican to join the 2012 presidential campaign, former minnesota governor tim pawlenty.
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and with former teammates speaking out against him, what will lance armstrong do next? all that and much more coming up a little bit later on on "the early show." for now, that will do it for this monday morning edition of the "cbs morning news." appreciate you watching. good to see you, as always, everybody, on this monday. i'm terrell brown. thanks, everybody.
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