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yeah, the fair started yesterday. and it has carnival rides, entertainment, and nightly fireworks. check it out. >> enjoy. >> caption colorado, llc firstname.lastname@example.org good morning. strauss-kahn shocker. reports say the case against the former imf boss now crumbling because a hotel maid accusing him of sexual assault has repeatedly lied to investigators. we will tell you what is expected as he heads back to court this morning. the politics of debt. the senate's top republican tells president obama you want us to work harder on a budget cutting deal? come talk to us face-to-face. the white house says no thanks. so just what will it take to finally make a deal? we will go to washington and ask bob schieffer. and royal red carpet. prince william and catherine get welco t fir ay in canada as they kick off their 11-day tour of north america,
this as the couple honors the memory of the late princess diana who have turned 50 today "early" july 1st, 2011. captioning funded by cbs good friday in the morning. a beautiful in the morning out there. i'm erica hill. >> i'm armen keteyian signature in for chris wragge who is off this morning. so happy to be here. a great place to be on the fourth of july weekend. >> that, it is. a lot to talk about this morning. so many folks are ready to cool off over the fourth of july. you may want to go to a state park. here is the problem for a lot of people. the battle between the president and congressional republicans are red hot. a month left to make a deal to increase the government's debt limit but neither side is budging here. the white house dismissing. the republicans request to meet
with the president. we will let you know what that means for you at home. according to several reports, the sexual assault case against imf chairman dominique strauss-kahn is falling apart because his accuser may not be telling the truth. a bail hearing is scheduled later today. elaine quijano is at the courthouse in manhattan with the latest. good morning, elaine. >> reporter: good morning to you, armen. if true, these new developments represent a stunning reversal of fortune for the man whose political and financial career all but distinintegrated when h was arrested weeks ago. two law enforcement officials told "the times" the case against dominique strauss-kahn could collapse they have discovered major holes in the credibility of the housekeeper who filed the charles. >> this defendant is charged with criminal sexual act in the first degree. >> reporter: the woman charged that strauss-kahn assaulted her and forced her to commit a sex act when he came upon her while
she was cleaning his 3,000 dollar a night suite at new york's softatel hotel. evidence confirms a sexual encounter between the two took place, but now prosecutors do not believe much of what the accuser has told them and they say she has repeatedly lied. investigators also reportedly have evidence that could link the unidentified 32-year-old guinen woman to drug dealing and money laundering. in a phone call placed after the encounter, she spoke to a man in prison about the possible benefits of pursuing the charges against him. strauss-kahn, who was considered a strong contender for the french presidency before the may 14th charges were filed, paid a $6 million cash bail after his initial court appearance. he also spent an estimated $200,000 a month on security guards and surveillance cameras.
now, that bail and those required security measures may be substantially reduced and he could be released on his own recognizance. strauss-kahn returns to court later today. we are told the charges against him will not be dropped but his extraordinary bail arrangement will be reviewed by a judge. armen? >> elaine quijano at the courthouse, thank you. joining us is cbs news legal analyst jack ford. good morning. this case is a stunner, obviously, right from the start today. but even more so because this information is coming from loaw enforcement and not the defense side. >> very good point. it's not at all unusual for defense attorneys to attack the credibility of alleged witnesses in a case. you see it all the time. it is very unusual to see the prosecution questioning the credibility of their own witness, especially their own witness, especially in a case as high profile as this. so when you have that coming from the prosecution side, as reportedly it is here, that means there's some possibility
for some seismic changes in this case. >> you talk about seismic. this 32-year-old woman supposedly connections to money laundering and drug dealers. this is not petty stuff when you're talking about credibility. >> yeah. there are a couple of things that the prosecution can be questioning here. they could be questioning whether the facts that she has given them are, in fact, true. or they could be questioning just whether her background is so questionable that it would be difficult for them to put her on the stand and expect the jurors to believe her. the defense attorneys have the ability to question an alleged victim about a lot of things. one thing the defense attorneys is try to do is stress if somebody is unreliable. you can anticipate if this went to trial defense attorneys will be focusing on other things to get jurors to believe that she is not telling the truth. so we don't know exactly what is going on here. but it is a big deal for them to be questioning the integrity of their own witness. >> jack, what do you expect the court is deciding today regarding bail and movement of strauss-kahn? >> it's interesting because it's not unusual to go back to a judge during the course of a
case and ask for changes to be made in bail. but as those changes are usually requested by the prosecution when they say they have more information and more bad stuff on this guy and we want you to to jack this up. for the judge to change this maybe off the record or on the record but it strongly suggests there are serious problems here and that even the prosecution is backing away from him at this point. >> jack ford, thank you so much. >> thank you. president obama heads to camp david today for the fourth of july weekend. after turning down senate majority leader offer to meet with republicans over the budget stalemate. bill plante has the latest on the negotiations this morning. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, erica. the talks are stalled now. both sides are playing to public opinion. senator mcconnell delivered his invitation to the president from the senate floor and the white house just as publicly said, no,
thanks. >> what the senator invited the president to do was to hear senate republicans restate their position. we know what that position is. and he also invited them to hear -- invited the president to hear what would not pass. that's not a conversation worth having. >> reporter: after the president's taunt that congress was away too often, senate majority leader announced the senate would forego its july fourth break and instead work to a deal to raise the debt ceiling and balance the budget. >> it's very important we do this. that moment is too important and the time too short to waste even a moment. >> reporter: bipartisan talks led by vice president biden have identified more than a trillion dollars worth of spending cuts over ten years, but the white house is insisting on revenue increases. a limit on deductions for the president called millionaires and billionaires would apply to anyone making more than $200,000 a year.
and raise $290 billion over ten years. a change in accounting practices, $60 billion. elimination of oil and gas loopholes, $45 billion and elimination of interest deduction for hedge funds 20 billion and elimination of corporate jet loophole $3 billion and republicans say all of those ideas are dead on arrival. >> the congress isn't going to approve hundreds of billions of dollars in tax hikes. it's simply not going to happen. >> reporter: and republicans let it be known they were unhappy that the president was out of town at political fund-raisers instead of meeting with them at the capitol. >> maybe if he take a valium and calm down and come on down and take to us, why, it might be helpful. >> reporter: well, each side is, obviously, trying to make sure the other gets the blame if this doesn't work. but democrats familiar with the negotiations tell cbs news that they remain confident there will be a deal. they say that drop-dead date is about july 22nd in order to have something by august 2nd, which
is the deadline. that means, as you can expect, three or four more weeks of all this public posturing, while maybe behind the scenes, there is actually talking going on. >> just what everybody wanted to hear, three more weeks of it. bill plante at the white house, thanks. joining us is chief washington correspondent and host of "face the nation," bob schieffer. nice to have you with us in the morning! >> thank you very much. >> things are so nasty and amazing when we talk it gets worse. is there any chance of this being resolved? >> i think in the end, they will resolve it because they have to but it will come at the very, very end. what you're seeing right now, though, the president has really reframed this debate, erica. he did what a lot of people in his party, especially on the left side of the democratic party, told him and had been urging him to do, and that is take this fight to the republicans. so when he had this news conference, i mean, he really opened up on them.
i think you had to expect that, yesterday, would be the day that the republicans came back with their response to all of this. now, perhaps they can get down to work and try to work something out on this. but, right now, they are as far as part as they ever were, but i think this is all part of the prelude. i think as bill pointed out in his piece, i think now the real work begins. >> the taxpayers hope the real work begins at this point. you mentioned how tough the president is getting here. he went so far saying my kids do a better job at getting their homework done. is that really what is going to make the change here? >> well, i think the president is trying to state his case. he is using the bully pulpit of the white house and trying to rally public opinion behind the case that he is trying to make here. i mean, republicans pretty much had a free ride up until now, because the president has been
talking about consensus and trying to reach a deal and they have been blaming all of it on him. he struck back in this. again, as you say, it's, you know, the two sides going back and forth. you do a little kabuky dance here. this is the way it always is. one side popeds pops off and then the other side pops off and finally they get back together and get something done. i think both sides realize in the end, they have to do something about raising this debt ceiling because i think there could be real problems if they don't. >> that is what everyone is so focused on is what the if they don't. this weekend on "face the nation," who do you have coming up? >> we are going to look at washington from the outside instead of inside the beltway. we are going to talk to the republican governor of ohio and scott walker, the republican governor of wisconsin, pattic duvall, the democratic governor from massachusetts and mayor of
los angeles, another democrat, antonio villaraigosa. it's what is going on here and how did sd it look from out in the country and what are the problems there you have been able to solve and not been able to solve. i want to ask them why did they think washington is having such a hard time wall of this. >> hopefully, the folks in washington will be watching this and maybe get some ideas from your folks outside the beltway. >> that would be great for the ratings. >> it would be! we will do everything we can to help that. bob, thanks. >> thank you very much. >> one way to help that is watch bob on "face the nation" on sunday morning here on cbs. here is jeff glor at the news desk with a jcheck of today's other headlines. good morning. the man who flew cross-country after a mind boggling security breach at jfk airport will appear in federal court in los angeles today. 24-year-old nuevi, a u.s. citizen born in nigeria, somehow
got on a virgin measure flight last week. tsa admits they did not identify he was traveling with improper travel documents including an expired boarding pass in someone else's name and old college i.d. the state government in minnesota shut down this morning. politicians failed on get a budget by midnight to close a $5 billion deficit. some of the 23,000 state workers facing layoffs protested outside the capitol. minnesota parks and other services are closed this holiday weekend. the democratic governor blamed republican lawmakers. >> instead, they would prefer to protect the richest handful of minnesotans at the expense of everyone else, even at the expense of a government shutdown. >> more on the shutdown in the next half hour. wind gusts up to 80 miles an hour snapped tree and cut power to tens of thousands in wisconsin, illinois, and indiana overnight. one person was killed. in texas a tornado on the border with mexico caused minor damage. firefighters in new mexico
say they are confident that a wildfire in los alamos will stay away from a nuclear lab. david romero of krqe has more on that this morning. david, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jeff. the wildfire continues to rage through northern new mexico a sixth day consuming more than 92,000 acres and threatening one of the nation's nuclear facility, the home of the first nuclear bomb. even a smoke billowed into the sky and remains visible up to 80 miles away from albuquerque officials are confident that firefighters have halted the fire near the los alamos laboratory. they have cleared trus aees and brush. since monday the lab has more than 10 thousand experiments ranging from renewable energy to hiv research. >> we have a independent system at three different areas from the national labs to the state of new mexico to now epa and
finding what is in the air is the same as we would see in a typical forest fire situation in new mexico. >> reporter: nearly 12,000 residents have been evacuated this week and lpt will not be allowed to return as early as sunday. >> we cannot let them move back in when active fire in the canyons around here and we don't have a good handle to say it's safe to come in here. >> reporter: new mexico officials say over a thousand firefighters are working to extinguish the blaze only 3% contained. but after six days, this is set to go down as the largest wildfire in the state's history. david romero, cbs news, new mexico. >> krqe david romero, thank you very much. finally, in the wild world of airline travel this may be a first. a man stung by a scorpion at 30,000 feet. the man was on an alaska airlines flight from seattle to anchorage last month. the scorpion they think may have boarded the plane in texas. there it is. jeff ellis woke up from a nap
great start to the day. lot of sunshine in the bay area. temperatures will begin heating up as we head into the holiday weekend. looking good so far outside. mostly clear skies. a couple of patches of fog towards the coast. sunny skies everywhere you go by the afternoon. 93 fairfield. 86san jose. 60s on the coastline. next couple of days could see triple digits. thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now over to armen and ericka. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> that is more languages than i know! >> i like it. that's why we love you. thanks. >> scorpions and stow-aways america's air travel at its best. >> at its finest!
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coming up, the "it" couple, prince william and kate get the royal treatment. today they're celebrating a national holiday. >> today is canada's independence day, their version of fourth of july. we'll take you north of the border for a preview and closer look at the clamor for kate. you're watching "the early show" on cbs.
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golden gate ferries are running between marin and san francisco morning. the unio good morning. it's 7:25. let's get you caught up with news headlines. golden gate ferries running between marin and san francisco this morning. yesterday it was going stage a one day strike today. union officials tells us this morning the announcement was a move to get the bridge district to resume negotiations over impending job cuts. but they are moving today. oakland will hire back 22 of 80 police officers it laid off last year. that's under a city budget narrowly approved last night to close a $58 million short fall. includes pay and benefit cuts city workers have already accepted. new state budget taking effect today means shopping will be less expensive. temporary one cent state sales
the bay bridge near treasure island, working to repair a problem. sounds like it is a low hanging cable wire. from the roof of the bridge right there, sounds like it's actually in the tunnel there as you approach treasure island. so chp has the right lane blocked off. you can see our camera here showing you lower deck traffic. it's not causing much of a delay at all on the lower deck, heading towards oakland. bay bridge, metering lights off. extra friday light across the bay for the start of this long holiday weekend. that is your traffic. a lot of sunshine out there now, and great conditions over the bay. couple of patches of fog towards the immediate coastline. looking good so far. mostly sunny toward the afternoon. will start get hot in spots. 90s inland. 70s and 80s around the bay. 60s toward the coastline. toward the holiday, high pressure will continue to strengthen and temperatures into the 90s, getting near triple digits towards sunday and monday. ,
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what's your story? citi can help you write it. ♪ it's only one day but so far, prince william and kate are loving canada and canada loving them as well. the royal newlywedding got a big welcome when they landed on thursday to kick off their 11-day tour and it will end, of course, in southern california next weekend. we will be watching it along the way. welcome back. i'm erica hill along with armen keteyian in for chris wragge this morning. >> dancing at the break. coming up, we will tell you what they are doing, william and kate. today a national holiday in canada and also would have been the 50th birthday of william's mother, princess diana. first, jeff glor with
another look at today's headlines. >> you haven't lived since you have seen armen dance. >> i love that. >> good morning to everyone at home. big news here this morning. sexual assault case against former imf chief dominique strauss-kahn appears to be in seriousend di now. it's now reported they think his accuser of a hotel maid has lied to them multiple times.
lots of sunshine around the bay area. we are going to see a gorgeous day, looks like a fantastic holiday weekend. high pressure building over head. temperatures will start getting hot in spots. inland, plan on 90s there concord, and fairfield. 70s inside the bay. 60s towards the coast. hotter over the holiday weekend. democrats and republ uldn't agree on
g a $5 billion budget deficit. minnesota it turns out is one of many states facing major budget troubles as a new fiscal year begins today. cbs news business and economic correspondent rebecca jarvis joins us now. the minnesota government shutdown overnight. how have we gotten to this point? >> because state government, like our national government, are having issues balancing their own budget but they have to balance their budgets and cannot move forward with deficits like the national government can. what we are seeing are republicans and democrats just like they are clashing on a national level, clashing on a state level. the state of minnesota over 5 billion dollar budget gap. they have been mum about it but basically being pushing the can down the road again. what we are seeing that is coming to a head here because they have to get it done. they couldn't get it done and now padlocks on the doors of the capitol. >> it's not just minnesota facing issues. a number of other states as well at risk. >> yeah. if you look at a map of the country, what you see is across
the country, there are issues facing shutdowns across the country. minnesota, we have. iowa, massachusetts, connecticut, oregon, delaware, pennsylvania, and rhode island. these are all states that are facing shutdowns because of major budget deficits and because of clashes at the state level between lawmakers. >> give us an idea -- you mentioned the capitol is padlocked this morning. what exactly who a shutdown entail beyond that? >> a lot of goods and services are state-run. as a result those, if they are not considered essential they too are facing closures. in minnesota a number of them are closed and particularly a problem because of the july fourth weekend here. a number of these things from the state parks to state zoo to also items like, for example things that people use like highway rest stops on a weekend like this. the state lottery and racetracks are all closed and services people rely on, for example, the state capital is pat locked now.
state child care assistance is closed and state education department is shut down. road construction projects are things closed. then accounts for the jobs because job losses as well here. state workers have been furlo h furloughed in minnesota and talking about 40,000 people who have a big question mark in front of their job right now. >> not much of a holiday weekend for those folks. >> no. >> rebecca, thanks. on a much lighter note, canada going crazy for prince william and catherine. much more on that coming up. this is "the early show" on cbs. "the early show" on cbs. mops? please. some of them have bacteria. ♪ and they try to pick me up? ew. i'm really hard to get. uh! ♪ what about love?! [ male announcer ] swiffer attracts dirt. used mops can grow bacteria. swiffer wetjet's antibacterial solution eliminates 99.9% of bacteria
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>> reporter: thousands of very excited onlookers greeted the duke and duchess of cambridge and waiting hours to do so them and they sure didn't disappoint. prince william and catherine stepped off a canadian military plane early in the afternoon on thursday into brilliant sunshine and brisk winds an adoring crowd. >> oh, my heart stopped a beat! i was so excited! i was jumping and screaming! love them. >> reporter: after meeting prime minister stephen harper, their first stop was a national war memorial to lay a wreath and visit the troops. then a speech in french. william apologized for his language skills and promised he would get better. >> it will improve as we go on. >> reporter: a scheduled barbecue with 120 canadian volunteers were moved indoor because of the rain.
there, the couple mingled with the crowd. kate who is not scheduled to speak publicly during the trip seemed to have plenty to say in private. william and kate will visit seven cities the next eight days before heading to california to wind up their trip. and up to 500,000 people are expected to celebrate canada day right here on parliament hill for the 144th canada day on what would have been princess diana's 50th birthday. >> that was lucie van oldenbarneveld of cbc. coming up, the comparisons between kate and princess diana on what would have been diana's 50th birthday. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. ♪ have a better day [ male announcer ] only subway has a deal
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defense of freedom, we should consider the o80,000 listed as missing in action. families spend lifetimes sometimes searching for answers. russ mitchell has the extraordinary family of one family who waited six decades for their soldier to come home. >> they teach you never leave a marine behind if anything goes wrong, we will in the stop until you're found. >> reporter: the search that began on the battle fields of korea finally ended 60 years later in minnesota on a still summer morning. inside this plag flag-draped coffin were the remains of ralph karlsson. how they got here was a story of pay shens. the army declared him missing and three years later said i died in a p.o.w. camp. >> we were told that every step of ralph's remains were most likely unrecoverable and susceptible in north korea.
>> reporter: linda carlson wesscott had never met him. >> they loved their brother so much. the pain of losing him doesn't go away over 60 -- it's been 60 years. i wanted ralph to come home and be buried while they were alive. >> it's family members are dying. >> reporter: johnny webb is with the joint p.o.w.-m.i.a. a u.s. military agent based in hawaii. webb and his team scour the world looking for remains. it's been his passion for nearly 30 years. >> these are fathers. these are brothers. these are husbands. these are men that need to be brought back home. >> reporter: so far, more than 1,700 american service men who were m.i.a. have now been identified and after hearing
that boxes of remains had been turned over by the north koreans, linda brought her family in 2009 to the j-pa offices only to learn. >> they did not think ralph had been there so we had very little reason to hope. >> i just figured that that was -- >> reporter: still, marvin carlson gave a dna sample. >> it becomes a real delicate balance of trying to keep families informed, but not raise maybe false hopes. >> reporter: more than a year went by. nothing. then, suddenly. >> dad called me and he started choking up and then he started crying and telling me that the army from ft. knox had called him and they have identified ralph and he was overcome with emotion and so was i. >> reporter: not only would
ralph be coming home, he would be buried with full military honors with several medals, including the purple heart. last week, linda's son john who just became a marine went to hawaii to receive ralph carlson's remains. >> like to spend private time with him? >> i think that would be a good idea. >> reporter: john is the same age that his great uncle ralph was when he went missing. >> i was overwhelmed. thinking military composure, keep my composure. >> reporter: and it was john in full uniform who presented the american flag to his grandmother. >> very proud. very proud. hard to believe that something like this can happen 60 some years after other people that in the same situation, they shouldn't give up hope. >> reporter: hope has finally led to closure for this family and for a small town that lined the streets and filled the lutheran church. >> in 1951, all of us who knew
ralph expected he would come back home. his home now. welcome home, sergeant carlson. we have been waiting for you. >> reporter: for 60 years, the only trace of ralph carlson was his name inscribed on the missing on the wall in hawaii and his empty grave in minnesota. >> you wonder where are you? what happened to you? finally, there is an end. >> ashes to ashes, dust to dust. >> his body physically in the ground and he is at home -- he is at home now. >> to have that moment when that family member realizes i will have a place on veterans day,
welcome back. still ahead, call him super pacman. stephen kohl bert went to washington thursday and got permission, believe this, to form a super political action committee, and that's no joke. >> it is no joke. people may think it sounds like one. what he's trying to do is point out loopholes in campaign finance laws. a closer look at how he hopes to do that. you're watching "the early show." your local news is next.
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with the new state budget ess... when good morning. it's 7:55. time for your cbs five headlines. with the new state budget kicking in today, consumers can spend a little less when buying things, because a one cent sales tax increase has expired. the state sales tax has dropped from 8.25% to 7.25%, still, that can vary between cities and counties. a lot of them charge an additional local sales tax. golden gate ferries are running today, after all. the union for a ticket agent said yesterday it was going to stage a one-day strike. but this morning a union official says the announcement was a move to get the bridge district to resume negotiations over impending job cuts. so ferries still running today.
cable wire, so crews are out there trying work to repair it. two right lanes blocked approaching treasure island on the lower deck. again, westbound and the commutes look great. light traffic overall. no problems coming out of san jose. cars zipping along across the golden gate bridge. >> look at that sunshine! isn't that fantastic? looking good out there, folks. high pressure building in overhead. what a nice start to the friday outside. couple of patches of fog at the immediate coastline. but the sunshine just about everywhere toward the afternoon. will start getting hot in spots. 80s and 90s inland. 70s inside the bay. 80s towards the santa clara valley. toward the holiday weekend, temperatures heating up. high pressure will crank the numbers well into the 90s by tomorrow afternoon.
six weeks ago dominique strauss-kahn was hauled before cameras in handcuffs accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid here in new york city. this morning there are reports prosecutors may soon have to say never mind. authorities investigated the accuser's past and, apparently, she has been telling them lies. her sudden lack of credibility threatens the entire case against the former imf chief. welcome back to the "early show" on this friday. filling in for chris wragge. >> i think he's probably on the beach a little bit today. >> wraggs on the beach?
never. >> getting a tan. we're going to go straight to elan qiano outside the courthouse and get the latest on the strauss-kahn case. what are we expecting in court today? >> good morning to you. dominique strauss-kahn and his attorney are expected here in federal court later today. we're told by sources close to the defense that the charges against strauss-kahn are not expected to be dropped but that a judge will look at his bail arrangement, an extraordinary arrangement at that. we're told it's a $1 million bail that requires security restrictions involved with that arrangement could be substantially reduced. in fact, strauss-kahn could even be released on his own recognizance. that's all coming in the wake of "the new york times" report that the sexual assault case against strauss-kahn is on the verge of collapse. according to that report, investigators have found major problems with the credibility of his accuser, a 32-year-old woman who worked as a housekeeper at
the sofitel hotel here in new york. although forensic evidence does confirm a sexual encounter took place, prosecutors, according to the report, say they do not believe much of what the accuser has told them. >> i know, a shocking turn of events, to say the least. cbs' elaine quijano at the courthouse. i want to get you the latest on the whitey bulger case. when the mob boss returns to court next week, he'll have a court appointed lawyer with him. meantime, the spot where the fbi's most wanted man was arrested last week turns out may be the most wanted place now in california. that's cbs news national correspondent reports. >> reporter: this is one of the hottest pieces of west coast real estate. the apartment where whitey bulger lived. after the feds said they found more than $800,000 hidden there, the rental agent's phone hasn't stopped ringing. >> there's a lot of people coming in from out of town and
want to know where o.j. lived or where exactly was the murder that happened, but this one's amazing to me, because i think that people think there's money in the walls. >> reporter: but in court in boston thursday, bulger claim head didn't have enough money to pay for his own lawyer. the judge appointed one. prominent boston criminal defense attorney j.w. carnie. >> it's a daunting task. >> reporter: but red shane, a former key member of bulger's organization says that bulger has more money hidden than what investigators say they found in the walls. >> one thing whitey always told me, he said whatever you do, never tell anybody where your money is including me. >> reporter: so you have no doubt he has enough money to pay for a lawyer? >> absolutely. >> i don't care how much money people believe whitey bulger has access to, the government or the victims are going to get it. >> reporter: bulger made the trip back and forth to federal court in a helicopter after his
private jet. this was too much for bulling victims. >> so far he's been in a lear jet and a helicopter. i've never been in either one. the government has been lying and screwing my family over for years. >> reporter: what's sure to inflame them even more that chopper costs $14,000 an hour to operate. jim axelrod, cbs news, boston. the judge did agree to drop the racketeering charges which sent bulger on the run 16 years ago. he'll face the charges of murdering people. >> that's a fascinating case. with hopefully a fascinating news block. good morning to you. >> sitting on the edge of my seat. >> good morning to everyone at home. secretary of state hillary clinton had a stern warning for syria this morning. she was at a conference in lithuania. she said the syria hardline government is running out of time. if it doesn't stop attacking protesters and engage in, quote, what she calls a productive
dialogue, she said it will face increasing organized resistance. protesters took to the streets to call for the resignation of president assad. lawmakers are trying to get negotiations to raise the debt ceiling back on track. majority leader harry reid of the senate says the senate will keep working through the fourth of july holiday after tough talk from the president on wednesday republicans invited him to capitol hill to negotiate. >> maybe if you just take a valium and calm down and come on down and talk to us, it might be helpful. >> the white house spokesman said the president has no interest in talking about what the senate will not pass. timothy geithner says he will stay as treasury secretary, quote, for the foreseeable future. he responded quickly to speculation he might resign after the debt negotiations are resolved. for millions of americans this is getaway day for the fourth of july weekend. aaa predicts 39 million americans will travel at least 50 miles away from home.
that's down 2 1/2% from last year. one reason for that, gas is averaging between 3.60 and 3.70 a gallon. it is now illegal to carry guns in bars and nightclubs in ohio. businesses do have the option of banning concealed weapons at their locations. and the casey anthony murder case could go to the jury as early as tomorrow after closing arguments. the defense rested its case without anthony taking the stand to deny killing her daughter caylee. the prosecution has a few rebuttal witnesses scheduled today. scott pelley has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> good morning. the crops are ready but they're rotting in the field. that's what's happening to the harvest after one state's crackdown on illegal immigrants. that story on tonight's "cbs evening news." now back to
we have a great start to the day. a lot of sunshine in most spots. clear skies into the valleys now. going to start getting hot in many spots inland around the bay area today. 90s make a return to the valleys. 93 fairfield. 91 in concord. 70s oakland. 80s san jose. hotter over the holiday weekend. triple digits into sunday. possibly the fourth of july. cooler toward the coast. this supersized weather report sponsored by the home depot. more saving, more doing. that's the power of the home depot. thanks so much. that's your latest weather. >> thanks, mary. up next, the fourth of july, parades on the streets and on the water. we'll tell you why boaters need to be especially careful this
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astrazeneca may be able to help. th in this morning's "healthwatch," boating safety. summer is obviously the time for boaters and this weekend is like l.a. traffic at 5:00 on the fourth of july weekend. cbs news travel editor, peter greenburg is here with some potentially life-saving information. >> good morning. i recently took a ride with the u.s. coast guard as part of "operation dry water." the idea is to strongly remind boaters while driving alcohol on the water isn't illegal, driving a boat while intoxicated surely is. it's a sunny day on jones beach in long island, new york, and boaters are out in full force. so the coast guard -- as part of "operation dry water," federal,
state and local maritime agencies are patrolling areas across the u.s. looking for drunk boaters, trying to keep the water safe. >> educating, making sure that people understand that just like driving a car, when you're under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it can impact a lot of lives when they're on the water. >> reporter: if you're not careful, a boat can be a lethal weapon. >> correct. >> reporter: last year alone, there were 672 deaths from boating accidents. and alcohol is the number one contributing factor. >> when we pull someone over, we're especially looking at the operator, how he's behaving. if he has erratic behavior, we go through a variety of field sobriety tests. >> reporter: the blood alcohol content of a boat driver can't exceed .08. and while alcohol is a big part of the problem, it's not the only problem. in an overwhelming majority of
cases where people drowned in boating accidents, they weren't wearing their life preservers. the law requires boats to have a preserver for every passenger on board. but it doesn't require them to wear one. >> that's a lot of people. >> that's a lot of people for that size boat. we want to make sure everybody has a life preserver. >> reporter: there were 11 people on board this boat but only seven life vests. >> there's no brakes on boats. you bring back the throttle and depending on the size of the boat is when you're going to stop. >> the biggest problem we have here is you can buy a 40-foot boat without any type of formal training or licensing. >> reporter: joseph, a recreational boater, has been navigating these waters for the past 30 years. >> i think there should be some type of licensing where they tell you how to operate a boat.
>> reporter: andrew costa agrees. >> this is what i do. i grew up boating on long island. >> reporter: boating should be fun but also safe. >> we come out, load up the boat with a lot of food and supplies and come out for the day, spend the day at the beach. >> reporter: while those supplies often include alcohol, andrew, the captain of his family ship, makes it clear. he always has a designated driver on board and follows a boating checklist. >> boating safety is very important. make sure you have up-to-date flares, fire extinguishers. it's important. you always have to be careful out here. it's no joke. >> peter, a really informative piece. alabama is the only state that requires a boating license. >> other states want you to take an education course but the enforcement is not big.
>> andrew costa said something that struck me, it's no joke. people take the day on the water too lightly until it's too late. >> you need to take a basic court. even some of the boating retailers will get you into one of these. you go down and buy a boat, you turn the engine on, you're going to get in trouble if you don't know what you're doing. >> you talk about the excessive alcohol and the lack of life vests and things like that. what other safety tips? >> you need to wear life preservers. in 88% of the cases where people drowned in boating accident, none of them were wearing a life preserver. >> peter, great report. up next, prince william and kate in north america. she's getting the kind of attention his mother used to get. and that may not be a good thing. this is "the early show" on cbs. "healthwatch" sponsored by nivea, 100 years of skin care for life. the fast absorbing body lotion for moisture that lasts all day
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today is actually canada day. we should play "o canada." this year's celebration includes prince william and catherine. the young royals kicking off their north american tour on thursday. victoria arbiter is here with all of the scoop, nice to have them close to us, isn't it? >> it is really close, almost touchable. they, i mean from the minute they got on that plane in england and then touched down here it seems like it has been so far quite a successful first day. >> it was a spectacular arrival and i love the fact the plane did a couple of loops of at ka befo ottawa so ensure they landed on time. they were met by a ward of photographers but most exciting were the crowds. one lady who had driven 21 hours from illinois to get a glimpse of the couple. they went to a war memorial and had the official welcome
ceremony. william made a welcome speech in english and french. apologized for his french but the crowd went wild. >> the crowd is going wild for kate. we have to mention her dress a canadian designer. she changed mid flight at some point? >> masterful. she left england she was wearing a mix. the jacket sold out in seconds. to get off the plane wearing the hugely fashionable erdem line, based in london but from canada so both nations were represented. >> got a little bit of that. the crowds are just screaming at one point, "we want kate." there is such a frenzy for the duchess of cambridge. it's almost a little scary in some ways. >> this is where things can start to get a little crazy, and the people around kate are going to have to be quite careful. this sort of frenzy is what william was so eager to avoid, when he's relating back to his
mother but just this week it was announced this new china doll that's coming out $199, it's ugly, it's tacky, comes hot on the heels of the lucky kate doll. >> it's horrid. >> it really is. when these sorts of merchandising items comes out, creates a frenzy, you have problems with the. paparazzi. everyone has to control the frenzy as exciting as it is, it has to be kept in check. >> we talked about that a lot leading up to the wedding. we've seen how dangerous that can get. diana today would have been her 50th birthday. you see the royal couple embark on their first overseas trip together. >> diana did international trips three years into the marriage. her first trip was to australia.
they've looked back and seen what went wrong on earlier trips. diana was jet lagged, very hot and slim. she had taken prince william with her, against royal precedent. with kate she doesn't have to make any public speeches, everything's going to be very controlled, just to break her in gently. >> she hasn't done as much overseas travel probably as prince william has. >> that's right and this is surprising to me. she came from an affluent family. they did have money. there was the opportunity to travel but when you grow up in england, europe is accessible. they did live in jordan for a little while. she's never been to north america which is surprising for someone of 29 who has financially secure background. she has a lot to look forward to. >> what is on the itinerary for the weekend? >> tomorrow on to montreal, they'll see children at a hospital, they're going to go to cooking school and set sail for quebec city. >> i love how they're going to a cooking school, put that to good
use back at home in wales. >> thanks for having me. plywood, cement. i, i enjoy the breeze on my tongue. well uh, and every weekend, seems like we're headin' down to the lake. we're pullin' a boat or somethin'. i don't know why. i just do. it's not a problem. i don't mind as long as we always stop at chevron and get that techron stuff. my ears flop around too. check it out. [ male announcer ] your car takes care of you, care for it. chevron with techron. care for your car. it's hard work; i need a nap.
found that workers falsified reports about checking derground electric let's get you caught up on some of the headlines today. workers falsified reports about checking underground electrical facilities. the news reports an internal investigation says the county -- found 2500 closures listed as inspected but were not. strikes by ticket agents called off this morning. that means the ferries are up and running. going on their normal schedule. the boats are running. this is the first day of a new fiscal year in the state. california actually, got a budget in place.
try to fix it. chp is out there. it's as you approach the tunnel. they have blocked two lanes. we are starting to see slowing now on our sensors and traffic, you can see it's really backed up now, heading no oakland -- into oakland. two right lanes finally causing lanes, heading towards oakland. upper deck traffic in the commute direction, reverse of traffic, that is fine. really no delays. never turned on the metering lights. good to go on this extra friday light day. lawrence is so excited to talk about the weather forecast. he is jumping at the bit. got the holiday forecast. it's looking really nice. temperatures going to be great today. towards the coast line, started out with fog, but looking great now. mostly clear skies. little hazy. high pressure building overhead. some places going to start to get hot today. 90s inland. 70s and 80s around the bay. cooler to the coastline. hot over the weekend.
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this morning. when campaign laws when they loosened campaign spending loss. this one no joke. cbs news correspondent is in washington now with more on the superpac. >> rep ica, gooning. >> yes, good morning. e's micking it up a little bit. back in may comedian stephen colbert formed a superpac. nobody gave it much thought at time.ime. but thursday they fired back. kw this funny idea has become a political reality. colbert isn' as far as we know stephen tolbert isn't running for president, but he just made the >> moments interesting. >> moments ago, the federal elections commission made their ruling. ladies and gentlemen, i'm sorry to say, we won. i am a superpac! and so can you. o 1,oting 5-1, the federal election commission decided that the political satirist can form
his own political action committee, able to raise unlimited amounts of money on ided the politicalear's s >> we viewed this as just a funny request and that actually would have been a lot easier. >> but the ruling came with a caveat. colbert's employer viacom would o revealreveal any financial top it gives to colbert's superpac outside of the comedian's show. colbert didn't waste any time colbert didn't timeling for donations. s. i do not accept the status >> i do not s o. do not but i do accept visa, mastercard and american express. $50 becauseess, please, because then i don't have to keep a record of record of who gave it to me. colbert has been n on something of a crusade against outside interest groups pouring money outside into the electoral process. groups like crossroads gps. > obama's $830 billion stimulus failed. >> a conservative money machine money machine advised by karl rove launched a $20 million ad campaign this
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we have a lot of sunshine now and more to come as we head into the holiday weekend. sunshine today is going bring the numbers into the 80s. even 90s in the valleys today. lots of 70s in oakland. 80s towards the valley. towards the coastline, plenty of sunshine and temperatures mainly into the 60s. as we look toward the holiday weekend, hot spots. temperatures soaring tomorrow, 90s. maybe triple digits towards sunday and monday. cooling down with patchy fog towards the coast. at's atest weather.
semifinaomen's single finalal pion making atures a former champion making a comeback after a long and difficult spell and we're not talking about serena williams. sh in a surprising twist maria sharapova takes center court ormerrow for the biggest match in her life in three years. gimin gimelstob, a commentator for the tennis channel, has more from london. >> thanks for having me on. maria sharapova broke through tere in 2004 upsetting serena ot her career etting her career started. the past couple years have been a struggle but she's back in contention for a major title. returnust 24. ut her return to the top seemed maria sh an almost unreachable goal. the idea of winning a second imbledon title a distant dream. wimbledon her semifinal match got off to a shaky start. despite 13 double faults she beat the german in straight sets. saturday's match will be her first grand slam final since
2008 when shoulder surgery threatened to end her career. she's struggled with her serve ever since. but but sharapova has continued to captivate crowds as she climbs on to center court. bring her dozens of deals bring her an estimated $25 million a year and she's planning her own line of male called sugar-pova. he most popust paid athlete in the world, she's also the most popular. and many oping hert known for teen e to geons many fans are hoping her seven-year battle to get to the top of the sport will end so much. victory. she's been through so much. he said this victory would mean more to her than any other one has a career. dissimilar tugh opponent. a newcomer. a very talented left-handed czech player who hits the ball very hard. >> justin that czech player is petra kovidova. harapovapova will be dealing with nerves.
she had expectations in the match. been there va has never been to a grand slam final. whoever starts better and e prees the pressure better will lift the title, will lift the championship saturday night. >> as you mentioned she's got more money than she's ever going why is maria petito maria still competing? >> well, she's such an lways bble competitor. she's always been substance over style. sportsone of the best ompetitors in sports, male or female. an incredible work ethic. nothing means more to her than winning. here's a power vac you'll in will means game. she's overcome nerves on her serve. this win will mean more to her than anything else. >> enjoy the final. >> it should be a great one. thanks. >> you bet. with the fourth of july just around round the corner, can't help reworks.k about fireworks. turns out that despite the tough economy, the economy, the interest in xploding. seems to be -- pardon the pun -- exploding.
cbs news correspondent john blackstone reports. >> r > reporter: of all the the founs that mark the fourth of july, the one that rises above everything is fireworks. thinkere are reasons to think a fizzle. this fourth should be a fizzle. ve south is plagued by drought coulde very real danger of twice ab twice about lighting a fuse to light up the sky. in in cities with budget stretched to the breaking point, an expensive fireworks show could seem seem frivolous even if it is patriotic. >> we're in the business of red, itite and blue, there's no uttingon about it. een otherer: jim souza says his e've seens planning on lighting up despite the economy. it take seen restaurants, anonymous donors, whatever it takes to make this happen. >> reporter: in spite of
cancel cancellations in some communities, revenue for professional fireworks shows has climbed steadily through the recession. ecession. this year there will be more than 14,000 shows across the country. >> they bring you joy to know ivet we're still here and we're able to live free and be with our families together. >> reporter: it seems that the old onans have given up so much recently they want to hold on to ce,t one fourth of july extravagance, the rocket's red iare. thot's the perfect moment to light those firework, to have sky aight up the sky and tell everybody it's okay to be happy, happy, t's okay to celebrate and good to be american. ividual ter: individual fireworks sales are shooting up, ho. riences wit so many good experiences with firecrackers, justloud noises, everything. just kids being kids basically. >> reporter: it's now legal to buy fireworks in 46 states. and dennis rovell says the ndustry is exploding with new
>>eas. >> something that gives the awe actor that you just want to go wow. i'm always amazed every year comewe come up with more new ithms that continue to amaze me each year. includingr: including those professi milliononal shows. be even bett had $952 million in sales last year and predicts this year will be even better. it's a business, after all, where the sky is the limit. francisc john blackstone, cbs news, san francisco. i love a good fireworks ant to > i do. but i don't want to sound like my mother, but you have to be >> careful with those. >> you do. it is very scary. i shudder at the thought when the day that my children may ant to touch the fireworks. >> or kids in the neighborhood like i had blowing stuff up. lookher kids, not you. >> never. >> you look at this guy, you know who he is. you'll see him in just a second. there he is.
everyone knows the name e n ernest hemingway. jeff glor has more on him this morning. hi. >> hi again. tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of hemingway's death. he spent his life traveling around the world, establishing that reputation, redefining the way we think about american writing. he did traveling on our own to see how friends and fans are marking this date. >> i work on a new book always. >> reporter: ernest hemingway had many homes but on july 2nd, 1961, this cabin in ketchum,
idaho, became his last. bud purdy knew him. >> it was sad, he was a friend. >> reporter: hemingway took his life in his foyer with a shotgun. >> we saw it in the paper, before i guess we saw it anywhere. >> reporter: bud purdy was one of the last people to witness the depression that clouded his final years. >> he was very uncertain about everything. he wasn't, his mind wasn't working good. >> reporter: what happened to hemingway? it's a question we're still trying to sort out. fame kind of ate him in a way. >> reporter: hemingway was a journalist before he was a novelist, from an early age, practicing and refining his spartan style. >> when this first book came out
"the sun also rises" it was if he invented a new language. >> american idiom in a plain spoken unadorned style. i think for many writers this opened the flood gates. >> reporter: hemingway moved to paris in the '20s, continuing a worldwide tour that would last for decades. he lived in florida, safaried in africa, reported on a spanish civil war and sailed the caribbean, many times crossing to cuba, all the while writing, and understanding that what he left out was more important than what he put in. >> he said the dignity of an iceberg is derived from the fact that seven-eighths of it are underwater, and he hit on that principle fairly early, and he said, i'll keep one-eighth above the water, and the dignity of this story will be this glacially incredibly powerful thing moving underneath that if
it hits the titanic, it will break it apart. >> reporter: in america, no place celebrates the life and legend of hemingway quite like key west, where he spent ten years. >> he wrote "a farewell to arms" inside this room? >> worked on it. >> reporter: local author michael haskins took to us casa antigua are where hemingway's love for the island began. >> it can be a muse. he found a home. >> reporter: he would know. you came her entirely because of ernest hemingway? >> yes. the first trip was here because i knew i would never be back and wanted to see his house. >> reporter: once you saw his how you said i wanted to stay? >> he's been a hero of mine since i was in high school. >> i think most people who come to key west ask where is hemingway's house, and there's some really wonderful connection there, some of his best writing
was done here. >> reporter: hemingway's years in the keys were his most productive, mornings spent writing in the second floor studio of his home on whitehead street. many afternoons at sea. the moments were enormous. >> we have pictures of a fish that he brought in bahamas, when they finally pulled the fish up, most of its parts were missing because the sharks had been feasting on it. >> reporter: "old man and the sea." claudia says it wasn't always what make admirers to make the pilgrima pilgrimage. >> it's not always the books but his persona. there was something about this 20th century man, he was the war hero, he was the great white hunter. he was the bull fighter, and he became the great fisherman, too. >> reporter: he was the man. >> he was the man. absolutely.
♪ >> reporter: i'm supposed to order a papa doble. >> that's appropriate, that's what ernest hemingway drank and what you should have. >> reporter: sloppy joes may not look hemingwayesque but it's where ernest hemingway drank. >> i don't really know what hemingway sat, but i've always told people he sits by the pool over there, and that seems to work. >> reporter: they buy it? >> they buy it. they buy it. >> reporter: every year in july, key west hosts hemingway days, the campy festival where papa look-alikes populate the island. and hemingway is remembered in his prime. for you there's hemingway, is anybody else even close? >> for me, no. >> reporter: because for many, his death is as distant as ketchum, idaho, is from key
west, it's his life and his life's work that lives on. still amazing to see that old footage of him. >> a great piece. i loved it. >> by the way enjoy more if you want to go down to hemingway days at key west. >> happily. >> let's go right now. >> it's funny because even when it's not hemingway days, you go to key west and walk around and the number of guys you see walking around with these thin white beards and bigger bellies, it's amazing. >> his writing brings to mind the phrase often imitated, never duplicated. >> correct. >> unbelievable. >> as clear and simple as it was -- >> we're all striving to do that. >> always. >> clear and beautiful and you stress beautiful because it's so simple and yet it just puts this incredible image in your head. less truly is more. >> and the woody allen movie. >> check it out. "midnight in paris."
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good morning. traffic is just crawling on the lower deck of the bay bridge. you can see it from the view of our camera. this is the san francisco side of the span. it's all the traffic heading into oakland. the problem is a low hanging wire there as you approach treasure island. crews are working to repair it. they have two right lanes blocked. that's why traffic is very slow right now. upper deck traffic, surprise, is actually nice and light. extra friday light, in fact. the metering lights were never turned on. that is your traffic. we've got great weather coming our way. sunshine out there across most of the bay area now. water sparkling at the tower. that's the way it will be throughout the weekend. high pressure building in. plenty of sunshine coming our way. it will get a bit hot inland, 90s there. a lot of 70s, 80s around the bay. towards the coast line, 60s. as the weekend comes, we have the sunshine on the way.