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under siege, protests for an inflammatory film about muslims continue in cairo and security increase for u.s. diplomats around the world after attackers kill the ambassador to libya and storm the embassy in the egyptian capital. the mini turmoil takes center stage in the campaign. president obama and mitt romney trade jabs over the government's response. >> ditching the evidence. with police in hot pursuit, suspected bank robbers toss cash from their vehicles and hundreds of people are there to scoop it up. re to this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, september 13, 2012. up. ths th captioning funded by cbs for thursday, september 13, 2012. captioning funded by cbs good morning. i'm terrell brown. another protest outside of the u.s. embassy in egypt turned
violent, 24 hours after protesters stormed the embassy in cairo and deadly attack in libya. egyptian riot police fired warning shots and tear gas to push protesters back. many chanted anti-u.s. slogans. president obama called the presidents of egypt and libya last night. the white house thanked the libyan president for cooperation. the investigation is under way for the death of chris stevens, sean smith and two others during state department officers during an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the u.s. is investigating whether it's a coordinated effort by terrorists. fbi has sent a team to help with the investigation and a contingent of marines will boost security. the navy also increasing its presence in the region. lots of going on. susan mcginnis gofrd -- covered it all. >> reporter: president obama promises to bring the killers to justice. meanwhile the horrific events haven't stopped the presidential candidates from attacking one another. egyptian police clashed with
demonstrators outside the u.s. embassy in cairo overnight. it's the latest in a wave of violence in egypt and libya that led to the deaths of u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans. president obama promises the u.s. will find those responsible. >> i want to assure you we'll bring their killers to justice. >> reporter: investigators are considering the possibility that steven's death was planned part of a coordinated terrorist attack. >> appears to be well-planned out. certainly this was more than just a protest gone bad but whether or not it was a premeditated al qaeda attack, i think is still to be determined. >> reporter: 50 marines are headed to libya to protect the embassy in tripoli and two war ships will take positions off the libyan coast. the impact of the event is not escaping politics. mitt romney called it disgraceful the u.s. embassy in cairo would express regret that an american film would insult
muslims and then reiterated the statement after protesters breached embassy walls. >> having that embassy reiterate a statement effectively apologizing for the right of free speech is not the right course for the administration. >> reporter: the statement was issued before the protesters entered the grounds and before ambassador steven's was killed. romney stood by his position. >> i don't think we ever hesitate when we see something which is a violation of our principles. >> reporter: president obama hinted on "60 minutes" that romney jumped the gun. >> governor romney stems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim late per. >> do you think it was irresponsible? >> i'll let the american people judge that. >> reporter: the president said he rejects any efforts to denigrate islam but said there was no justification for the violence seen in the middle east this week. and the identities of the other two americans killed in benghazi have still not been released. >> susan, thank you so much. president obama has ordered u.s. flags to be flown at half-staff at government and military
buildings until september 16th in honor of the four americans who lost their lives in benghazi. >> reporter: the 52-year-old ambassador arrived in benghazi via cargo ship last year during an uprising that would defeat moammar gadhafi's regime. chris steven's aided the rebels. and he brought together different groups that would soon form libya's government. >> every where chris and his team went in libya, in a country scarred by war and tyranny they were hailed as friend and partners. >> reporter: after the civil war ended president obama asked stevens to be the next ambassador to tripoli. he made video to introduce himself to the people of libya. my name is chris stevens and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> reporter: he's the sixth u.s. ambassador killed in the line of
and the first since 1979. also killed in the attack was sean smith, the father of two served for ten years as an information management officer for the state department. he was also well-known in the online gaming community. this morning a mystery surrounds the online firm that may have prompted the violent protest. cbs news hasn't been able to find any record of sam bacile, the person identified as the film make. the the name may be an alias. steve kline was involved on the film. he said he has no regrets. >> i could not have done a better job than to point out how dangerous these people are. the blood is on their hands not mine. >> reporter: the film's actors issued a joint statement wednesday saying they were misled about the project and some of their dialogue was dubbed over. one identified as cindy said she confronted the filmmaker after seeing the clips on youtube. >> i said why did you do this to us?
i said you put us out there. he said, you know, this isn't your fault. he said you tell the world that i did this. that i did this. he was tired of radical muslims killing people. >> google which owns youtube pulled down the clips. independent report concludes a u.s. military strike against iran would risk a major war in the middle east. the report due out today was put together by former u.s. government officials and retired military officers. it concludes extended strikes against iran could destroy its nuclear facilities but only a temporary setback in iran's nuclear program. cbs morning watch now on thursday. a decision by the federal reserve today and the wait is over for the iphone 5. ashley, good morning. >> good morning to you. all eyes will be on the nation's capital today when fed chairman ben bernanke emerges from the
central bank's policy meeting. investors are hoping bernanke announces a third bond-buying initiative to spur the economy. he said previous bond purchases created 2 million jobs. some economists think the fed will hold off on taking a bold step. most overseas markets got a boost as investors await news. tokyo nikkei head half of a percent while the hang seng lost a fraction. stocks on the dow rose after germany ruled that the country could give money for a bailout fund. the dow and nasdaq were both up nearly 10 points. 1% on the same day the company unveiled its new iphone. the iphone 5 is taller, slimmer, lighter and faster than the previous model. it has a slightly larger screen and smaller dot connector. the new iphone goes on sale september 21st. it will range in price from 199 to $399. starting today mcdonald's will
be posting calorie counts on its menus. the move comes ahead of a new regulation that could require all fast food chains to post the information by next year. posting calorie information could help reduce obesity levels. and today health officials in new york are expected to approve a controversial limit on soft drink sizes. the new rule prohibits the sale of soda in cups larger than 16 ounces at places like restaurants and movie theaters. if the rule goes through it will go into effect next march. some advocates for the food and beverage industry are considering suing to stop the rule from being implemented. i wonder how much you can drink. now i have to look how much a big mac has in fat and calories. it's ruining the party. >> thank you so much. coming up on the morning news an expensive day. bank robbers throw money out the window as they are chased down by police in los angeles.
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a bizarre scene during a high-speed chase. bank robbers in l.a. started tossing cash out of their window making it rain all over the road. broadcast on live tv. once the chase ended, police made a frantic call for back up. >> reporter: news helicopters captured the high-speed chase. police cruisers followed two suspected bank robbers making their getaway in a stolen black suv. the armed men had just taken bundles of cash from a bank of america. the man in the back of suv threw handfuls of bills several times. people ran into the street to grab the money. police believe the suspects were trying to slow the officers down. >> they were actually victims of their own success because traffic got so blocked up they couldn't get any further. >> reporter: the chase came to a halt in south l.a.
sheriff deputies pulled one suspect out of the back seat and another in the front seat. much of the 90-minute chase was televised live. police believe that's what encouraged forms of curious people to come out to the streets, some thinking there may be even more cash inside that stolen suv. it was complete gridlock and sheriff deputies called for back up. >> when we get crowds like that it's very difficult to work and the deputies are threatened. >> reporter: police took two suspects into custody and caught two others who jumped out of the suv during the chase. police are asking people who picked up the cash to give it back because it's evidence in a federal crime. >> good luck getting that back. straight ahead your thursday morning weather and in sports a very pregnant situation during the red sox/yankees game.
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thunderstorms in florida and southeast coast. in sports this morning drama in the chase for the american league on and off the field. this is the red sox pedroia talking with his pregnant wife. he left the game learning she went into labor with their second child. derek jeter tried to pull up a double play. he was taken out but plans to be in the lineup on thursday. yanks beat boston 5-4. orioles grabbed a grounder. the bottom of the frame, scoring a winning run. a single. baltimore beat the rays 3-2 to stay tied with the yankees for first place in the al east. in the national league the race for the second wild card spot is getting wild. st. louis is on top but a bunch of other teams are nipping at their heels including the dodgers. an rbi single to the right and arizona gets the lead. d-backs win this.
3-2. l.a. now lost six of the last seven games. the phillies still in the race thanks to jimmy rollins. had a two-run homer against the marlins. hitting his 34th save. phillies beat miami 3-1. in the fifth brewers mark the three run homer to the right. his 19th of the season. at the plate, hits one deep to right center. clearing the bases. milwaukee gets all of their runs in the fifth, 8-2 over the braves. so here's the breakdown to the nl second wild card spot. dodgers now one game behind st. louis, pittsburgh is out 2 1/2 games, phillies and brewers three back. arizona back four. when we come back, if you think smart phones are cool now, just wait, a glimpse of what our mobile devices will do in the future. that's next. will do in the future. that's next. ♪i -- i got it
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main way we browse the web. the technology exists now. point your phone at an object and information appears. in the future we'll use glasses like the ones google has developed. >> but sometime after 2020 we'll begin to see the application of contact lenses that communicate over radio frequency to your phone and display information super imposed on the world in the glasses themselves. >> reporter: he has also seen hints how smart phones will keep us healthy and fit. >> saw a continuous blood pressure monitor that can sit on the inside of your wrist watch. >> reporter: voice recognition will be more accurate. so will optical character recognition. that will pave the way for translation tools. >> you can hold the phone up and have the clerk explain something to you and see the text go down on the screen. >> gestures too. >> you can move the cursor by
moving your hand. double click on something. >> reporter: technology that watches our every move and hangs on our every word may sound eerie but in five years we may wonder how we ever lived without it. a church in orlando, florida is trying to solve its own hi-tech problem. they purchased the jumbotron from the old amway arena. they it installed it in their atrium. they can't it to work because they are missing a password. >> magic, the year of the magic, we put in all combinations thereof. we put in names of dogs and pets we thought it might be. so far nothing. >> so here's the deal. only two people knew the password. one is dead and the church can't locate the other which is weird in itself. the maker of the jumbotron has gone out of business. it would be really funny if the password was something like password spelled out. or like 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. let's pray they figure it out. coming up an update on the consulate attack in libya. this is the morning news. libya.
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despite the worst drought in decades, the u.s. is expected to produce its eighth largest corn crop on record. a report also said stockpiles of corn and soy beans are larger than expected. but that's little comfort to drought stricken farmers who are seeing their futures dry up. >> i'd say the drought has to be about the worst. it affects everything. >> reporter: this fishing hole looked quite different when randy stock it with bass last may. >> this spring i put a load in. >> reporter: you put fish in at the end of this ramp this spring and they went right into the water? >> yes, they did. it's dropped that much this year. >> reporter: that much is a drop of four feet in four months. he's a corn and soybean farmer in kansas. he depends on water diverted from the arkansas river to supply and irrigate 2,000 acres.
>> how is a farmer supposed to do his business when you're down that much water? it makes it tough. it's a lot more money to pump the water from the ground and we don't have the water to use. >> reporter: here in kansas they call it the arkansas river, arkansas, kansas, never mind that. this year they can't call this a river at all. where are we walking right now? >> you're in the arkansas river. right smack in the middle it. >> reporter: it hasn't been this bad in kansas in 65 years. 200 miles of the arkansas river bed look like this. >> if we're doing a one to ten, one being the best, ten being the worst drought condition you could imagine, what's this part of kansas right now? >> 12, probably. it's bad. >> reporter: less than seven inches of rain has fallen here all year. a third of what they get in a normal year. the flat terrain in kansas provides few places for large
amounts of water to collect. so farmers rely on gates like this one to divert water from the arkansas river to their fields. >> it's plenty dry. >> reporter: no water to divert? >> not a drop. >> reporter: he can't grow feed for his cows. he's got to buy it at the cost of $1,000 a week. his corn profits have been cut in half. >> drop them down. >> reporter: now he may have to drill a new water well. >> how much will that cost? >> we're looking at $60,000, $70,000 to redrill. >> reporter: in this part of kansas it's not just the arkansas river, it's being drained dry. jim axelrod, cbs news. kansas. >> coming up after your local news on cbs "this morning" an update on the investigation into that deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. we'll hear from john miller. political short fallout, reaction from president obama and mitt romney and we'll here from ohio senator rob portman.