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double agent. the suicide bomber al qaeda chose to take down a u.s. bound airliner was actually worked for the cia. ousted after losing a primary to a tea party challenger, senator richard lugar has tough words for his opponents. baring arms. transportation officials find parts of a gun and ammunition in a stuffed toy by a rhode island airline passenger. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, may 9, 2012. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm danielle nottingham. al qaeda was duped. the would-be terrorist chosen by
al qaeda to destroy a u.s.-bound airliner with an improved underwear bomb was actually a double agent. instead of carrying out the murderous mission, he delivered the bomb to u.s. intelligence officials. "the new york times" reports the informant is an intelligent agent for saudi arabia. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. an incredible intelligence coup. the al qaeda affiliate developed this advanced bomb. they think they're giving it to a suicide bomber but they hand it right over to an agent working with the cia. officials say al qaeda in the arabian pen ensue la, also known as aqap, failed in its attempt to take down an american-bound airliner because of a double agent. the would-be suicide bomber actually worked for the cia and saudi intelligence agencies. >> clearly, this was an intelligence success. >> reporter: senator chambliss
a member of the intelligence committee, said the planned attack is a reminder al qaeda remains committed to hurting america. >> the bad guys have to get it right only one time. this time our guys got it right again. >> reporter: the bomb was an improved version of the underwear bomb that failed to detonate over detroit on christmas day 2009. the new bomb had no metal parts, making it likely it would have slipped through an airport metal detect detector. the fbi is still examining the device. word of the bomb plot first surfaced on monday in a report by the associated press. now congressional leaders are calling for an investigation into who leaked the story and why. >> we can't have leaks. leaks will kill people. leaks can deter us from getting information. >> reporter: the ap first learned of the plot last friday but didn't publish the information then asked by the white house to hold off because the mission was ongoing. >> i don't think those leaks should have happened. there was an operation in progress.
i think the leak is regarded as very serious. >> reporter: one lawmaker said such a leak is a federal crime and questioned if it was politically motivated. now, security officials do say this new device likely would have been picked up by the most advanced security systems in place in u.s. airports. the bigger worry, u.s.-bound flights originating overseas, danielle, where security systems are not as tight. >> susan mcginnis in washington, thank you for that report. a bomb threat temporarily grounded two southwest flights last night. authorities jumped into action following threatening phone calls. one jet was already on the ground in orange county, california, scheduled to fly to phoenix. the other was en route from orange county to phoenix. both planes were inspected and cleared. now to politics. mitt romney moves closer to the republican presidential nomination sweeping three primaries. romney won the primaries in north carolina, indiana and west virginia.
cbs news estimates romney now has 934 of the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch the nomination. but the big political headline in indiana wasn't romney's win. it was the defeat of six-term republican moderate richard lugar. lugar, known as capitol hill dealmaker, lost to tea party-backed richard mourdock in the republican senate primary. lugar faced questions about sometimes voting with democrats and his resistency. in his concession speech lugar said he wants to see mourdock win. >> i want to see a republican in the white house. i want to see my friend mitch mcconnell have majority in the senate. >> but shortly after his speech, lugar had some tough words for mourdock. his embrace of unrelenting partisan mindset is irreconcilable with my philosophy of governance.
he will find that unless he modifies his approach, he will achieve little as a legislator. as expected, voters in north carolina easily approved an amendment to the state constitution that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. the law also avoids domestic unions from carrying illegal status. north carolina is the 30th state to adopt a ban on same-sex marriage. on the democratic side, president obama won the west virginia presidential primary but a texas inmate got about 40% of the vote. keith judd is serving time for making threats at university of new mexico in 1999. he got on the ballot by paying a $2500 fee and filling out a form. west virginia's coal industry opposes the president's environmental policies and the state's democratic senator and governor have instead if they'll support the president. the intense manhunt for adam mayes continues.
he has a $50,000 bounty on his head. he's suspected of murdering a tennessee mother and his oldest daughter, and kidnapping two other children. now his wife and mother have been charged in the case. theresa garcia reports. >> reporter: investigators have released new video of 35-year-old adam mayes, captured by a security camera, paying for a drink at a convenient store in guntown, mississippi, on april 30th, theets three days after police say mayes kidnapped a tennessee mother and her three daughter. authorities say the suspect's mother and wife paid a role in the kidnapping. his wife was charged with kidnapping tuesday. she told police she drove jo ann bain and her three daughters from their home in tennessee to mississippi. the suspect's mother is charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping. the bodies of jo ann and her oldest daughter adrienne were found last week in a shallow
grave behind the suspect's home in union county, mississippi. now a massive around-the-clock search of the woods around that home. the fbi is optimistic the two younger sisters, 12-year-old alexandria and 8-year-old kyli yeah. ah, are alive and with the fugitive. ma mayes was a family friend who stayed over to help the family pack to move to arizona. gary bain said he woke up to find his wife, daughters and mayes gone. investigators believe he has altered his appearance and may have dyed the girls' hair to hide their identities. theresa garcia, cbs news. coming up on the morning news, a shocking toy story. airport security finds ammunition and pieces of a gun hidden inside three stuffed animals. first, scott pelley has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." we'll have the top stories from around the world. plus, he's been honored six
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earnings triggered a selloff in overseas march kay. nikkei fell 0.5. hong kong's hang seng shed more than 0.5. the uncertainty over european debt crisis sent stocks tumbling on wall street. the dow fell 200 points before closing 76. the nasdaq lost 11. drivers can breathe easier since it looks like gas prices won't hit record high levels in summer. a battle in congress could end up costing more than 7 million americans a lot of money. on tuesday, senate republicans blocked a democratic bill that would keep interest rates on stafford student loans at their current level. those rates will double in july without congressional action. both parties want to extend the current rates but cannot agree how to pay the $6 billion legislation. it's getting more expensive for retirees to pay for health
care. according to a study by fidelity investments, a 65-year-old couple retiring this year, will need about $240,000 to cover their medical expenses. that's up more than 4% from a year ago. and don't be surprised if you see a car with no driver on the road in nevada. the state has granted google a license to test its self-driving cars on public streets. google has already showed off the technology in this video posted to youtube. nevada is requiring humans be in the cars at all times. hopefully one is behind the wheel in case something goes wrong. >> absolutely. thank you. ashley morrison here in new york. the death of author and illustrator maurice sendak has prompted an outpouring of contributions. sendak is known for exploring dark fantasies of childhood, especially "where the wild things are" published in 1963
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new york, showers and 71. miami, 87. chicago, 59. dallas, 79. and los angeles, 80. now for a check of today's national forecast. look for scattered showers and thundershowers from new england to georgia. south florida will also see passing thundershowers. rain will fall in texas, new mexico and eastern arizona. the midwest will be mostly fair with scattered showers. and it will be sunny from california through the plains. in sports, a historic night in baltimore as the texas beats the orioles 10-3. the game's big story is josh hamilton who hit two-run homers off three different orioles pitchers. he's only the 16th player in major league history to hit four in a game, a list that goes all the way back to 1894. after the game, hamilton said his home run secret is to stay small. >> i wasn't getting too big, do too much.
just taking the barrel to the bat to the ball and worked out good. >> yes, it did along with the homers, hamilton hit a double, setting an american league single game record of 18 total bases. now to the nba playoffs. nuggets at lakers. it was a wild fourth quarter. denver's mcgee helping build a lead before lakers' kobe bryant went on a tear, hitting four three-pointers in the last five mights. but the nuggets held on to win 102-99 and stay alive in the series. in chicago, the bulls faced elimination by the 76ers but carlos boozer scored 19 points with 13 rebounds, while deng led the bulls scoring with 24. and chicago won it 77-69. the sixers still lead the series 3-2. in last night's other nba playoff games, indiana eliminated orlando with a 105-87 win. and atlanta got past boston 87-86.
in the nhl playoffs, the new jersey devils are going to the eastern conference finals. in the first period philadelphia's goalie tried to clear the puck but it bounced off the stick of the devils' david clarkson and into the goal. the devils won 3-1 to take the series. when we return, deportation dilemma. american-born children are going to mexico in huge numbers as their parents are force the out of the united states. ...98, 99, 100! ready or not, here i come!
first, the person al qaeda chose to carry out a bomb on u.s.-bound airliner was actually working for the cia. he turned over the news and improved underwear bomb to the u.s. where it's being analyzed by the fbi. and two southwest airlines flights were grounded following a bomb threat. one jet had already landed in orange cunty, california. the other was headed to phoenix. the planes were inspected and cleared. federal authorities continue to tighten security along the u.s./mexico border but these days more mexicans are headed south than are coming north. long-time u.s. residents are finding themselves in an unfamiliar society as joel whitaker reports. >> reporter: every day patricia herrera walks her three children, 12-year-old, 10-year-old and 8-year-old, to school. this family from salt lake city, american children, have been uprooted here to tijuana, mexico. these english-speaking children struggle to learn in spanish.
>> it's different and hard for me to understand what they're saying here. >> reporter: right across from the house they share with relatives is the fence that marks the u.s. border. when patricia was a baby, her mother sneaked her across. she grew up thinking she was a u.s. citizen, until she was stopped one day by federal agents. second time last october she was deported. to keep her family intact, she brought her children, u.s. citizens, over in february. >> i never thought i would -- it would come to this, but it has. and it's hard for them. >> reporter: four years ago, tijuana schools started seeing a steady flow of american students whose parents had been deported. when the u.s. economy fell into deep recession that flow became a flood. the schools are oerwhelmed. this cool is a prime example of what's going on. two years ago there were no u.s. students enrolled. last year six. this year, 35.
in all, tijuana schools, 2,000 students from the u.s. have enrolled so far this year. how many of you speak english. most feel trapped between two worlds. cesar was born in washington state. >> i feel more american because all my life i was over there. >> reporter: patricia can't work because she can't speak spanish well enough. she survives on money her family sends from utah every week. >> i live right here on the borderline. it's hard. i tell myself, if i can only get through this. i know i can't. on i have to learn to accept my life here. >> reporter: it's a hard lesson many families from north of the border are having to learn. bill whitaker, cbs news, tijuana. for the first time a person in a special bionic suit finished a marathon. claire lomaz, paralyzed from the chest down, crossed the finish line tuesday in london, 16 days after the race started. along the way she raised
while the job market is showing some improvement, there is a continuing problem with long-term unemployment. in georgia, more than half of the unemployed have been out of work for a year or longer. as byron pitts reports, that led some churches to step in. >> reporter: kevin cross looks and acts like a math teacher. many would say he is. >> we need to put safeguards in place -- >> reporter: he's one of the staff ministers at fellowship bible school in roswell, georgia, teaching financial fitness to families who have hit hard times. you tell people, go ahead and let the bank for close our on your house if. >> especially if they're upside down. >> reporter: go ahead and return the car you can't pay for. >> i do. i do.
>> reporter: how often do people take your advice? >> unfortunately, not as often as i'd like. >> reporter: cross is a certified public accountant. his own financial salvation took place 25 years ago. at age 19, kevin cross stole $300,000, working as a bookkeeper for broward county sheriff's department in florida. how does a 19-year-old steal $300,000 from the sheriff's department. >> i took little bits of money from several accounts and it went unnoticed. >> reporter: how much are we talking about? >> $4, $7, from stale accounts. >> reporter: he said he discovered his true calling after spending three months in a prison cell. he pleaded guilty to felony fraud and repaid the money. he heads up a four-member panel that decides exactly how money from an emergency fund should be used.
>> i used to love money and use people. now i love people and use money. car -- >> reporter: that family emergency fund has helped people keep their cars, get out of debt, stay in their homes. nicky o'keefe and her husband, john, fell four months behind on their mortgage after john lost his job and nicky became ill. they were about to lose their home when the church paid off teir $17,000 mortgage. >> there's a car out front. >> reporter: rachel cole, an unemployed single mother has been out of work for much of the last three years. >> thank you. >> reporter: her car was repossessed three months ago, making her job search even tougher. >> many people right now need to know there's hope. i found it right here. >> reporter: since last year, the church has helped more than 300 families. the church's generosity fund exceeds $300,000. the proverb says the thief must repay seven-fold. kevin cross has done that for those who have suffered in the great recession and redeemed
himself in the bargain. byron pitts, cbs news, roswell, georgia. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the latest on the investigation into the airline bomb plot. we'll hear from john miller. also, is testosterone replacement therapy the new fountain of youth? we'll get advice from a doctor. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. i'm danielle nottingham. wednesday. i'm danielle nottingham. ,,,,,,