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the asiana airline that crashed in san francisco was flying too slow, and the pilot in control had little experience in that type of jet. >> flying and just hit the ground so hard that it tipped it like this. an air taxi crashed at a small airport in alaska killing everyone on board. and defense department furloughs kick in today costing thousands of workers a big chunk of their paychecks. captioning funded by cbs good morning. good to be with you. i'm this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, july 8th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. while, the ntsb is piecing together the final few seconds of the airplane crash at san francisco airport.
the asiana flight crashed as it tried to land on saturday. cnn aired this video of the plane hitting the runway. a spokeswoman for the airlines says the pilot at the control had only 43 hours' experience flying a 777 boeing and the ntsb says it was flying too low and 20 knots lower than its landing speed. 357 were on board but only two were killed. melanie woodrow is there this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. ntsb made a critical discovery during the final seconds of this flight. it's helping them determine what may have caused the crash. investigators from the national transportation safety board combed through the wreck raj of the asiana flight. they say the tail was coming in too low when it hit the rocky seawall of the runway.
an analysis of the flight data recorder shows the pilot tried to speed up, but it was too late. >> they called to initiate a go-around occurred 1.5 seconds before impact. >> reporter: investigators hope to interview the crew and victims over the next couple of days. airline officials say the pilot in control of the aircraft was a veteran with nearly 10,000 hours of flying experience, but he was new to the boeing 777 and was landing the aircraft at san francisco's international airport for the first time. 16-year-olds ye mengyuan and wang linjia were flying in from a small town and were classmates heading to summer camp. they're looking into the possibility that an emergency vehicle rushing to the scene may have hit one of the girls and killed her. 182 passengers were taken to the hospital. doctors expected to see burn
victims, but that's not what they got. >> what we are seeing are a huge amount of spine fractures, some of which include paralysis. >> reporter: most of the back of the plane. the injured passengers were taken to five different medical centers. remarkably a third of the passengers did not require hospitalization. anne-marie? >> melanie woodrow in burlingame. thank you, melanie. well, earlier i spoke with former chairman and cbs analyst mark rosenker. he says officials have been discovering things every day. >> they found particularly interesting conversations between the two crew members and when the callout was to try to actually add more throttle, recognizing that they were coming in too low, too slow. they ultimately made the decision to try to go around, but it was too late at that point. the flight data recorder is
beginning to corroborate that type of activity in the cockpit and the operations of the aircraft. so they're learning every day. they have actually made remarkable progress, when you think they've only really been there for less than day and a half how much they've understood, how much they've learned. >> he said the final results could take up to a year and a half. and a plane crashed at a small airport in alaska killing all ten people on board. it happened on sunday in soldotna, which is about 75 miles southwest of anchorage. officials say the aircraft was taking off when it crashed and burst into flames. firefighters were initially kept back by the flames. the weather was cloudy with a light wind. the ntsb will investigate. a runaway oil tanker derailed in canada devastating a small town in quebec near the border of maine. 70 cars headed downhill and
exploded one by one. at least five people are dead and another 40 are dead. about 2,000 people were forced to evacuate. 30 buildings were completely destroyed. officials believe the death toll could be higher. >> investigators are still at the part of the scene that we can go on. of course, it's a small part because there are still firefighters going on the scene trying to exten give everything that is going on over there. >> the coroner says it may not be possible to recover some of the bodies because of the intensity of the blast. and the defense department furloughs begin this week. they're part of the federal budget cuts that will affect about 680,000 civilian workers around the world. they're being forced to take an unpaid day each week for the next 11 weeks until the end of september. the department estimates the furlough will save about $2 billion, but as wyatt andrew reports, the workers will receive a 20% pay cut.
>> reporter: the furloughs will impact operations at every american military base around the world except for some bases supporting combat. >> it's been really tough on a lot of people. >> reporter: maureen campbell who works on the staff of a navy admiral says the furlough amounts to a 20% pay cut for thousands of workers who can't afford it. >> for them a 20% cut is a lot more money and means a lot more to them in terms of, you know, making those day-to-day payments. >> reporter: defense secretary chuck hagel says that to meet the budget goals of sequestration, he had to reduce the furlough payroll or reduce the military. >> we've already cut into readiness. you know we're standing down 16 air force squadrons. we're not sailing a lot of ships. no new training in the army. >> reporter: there are notable exceptions. for example, military commissaries will close an extra
day a week but not military dare carries. so are the civilian workers at tinker air force base in oakland, oklahoma, whose homes were destroyed by the f-5 tornado in may. all of those lost wages will harm the local economy. communities' larges military bases will lose tens of millions of dollars. wyatt andrews, cbs news, washington. the wife of secretary of state john kerry is in the hospital this morning. 74-year-old teresa heinz kerry was rushed to the emergency room on nantucket island on sunday. hospital officials say she was in critical condition but has been stabilized. she's been transferred to massachusetts general in boston and there are no details about her illness. a memorial service will be held tomorrow for the 19 hotshot firefighters killed last week battling a massive wildfire. in arizona. on sunday thousands watched as
19 white hearses took them home to prescott. the procession started in phoenix and ended in prescott where later they will be laid to rest this week. on the "cbs moneywatch" now, the rise of temporary workers and the minion rules at the box office. joya das is here with that and more. good morning to you. >> good morning, anne-marie. asian reports showed weak growth in china. hong kong's hang seng also fell more than 1%. three big issues will drive u.s. financial markets this week. number one, second quarter earnings reports. release from the minutes of the june fed policy meeting and the fed chief ben bernanke's comments. for the week the dow was up 226 points. the nasdaq gained 76 points. >> talks begin today in washington to reach the world's largest free trade agreement by the end of next year. the aim is to energize sluggish u.s. and european economies. the other goal is to get china to follow conventional trade standards. several nations accuse china of
undercutting them by making its own trade rules. temporary workers are becoming a bigger part of the u.s. work force. the number of freelancers, contract workers, and consultants increased by more than 50% at major companies in the past four years to almost 3 million. driving the trend is employers' uncertainty that the economy and uncertainty matching the payroll could change the company revenue. facebook users may like this change. the company reportedly will release a new tool today to make it easier to find information on the social media website. engineers refined word searches and phrases. it will get you to spend more time on the site and make it more appealing to advertisers. and "despicable me 2" was number one at the box office this weekend. the sequel took in $82.5 million. "the lone ranger" starring johnny depp was left in the dust in second place with just
over $29 million. "the heat" starring sandra bullock came in third with just under $25 million. i have to tell you whenever i see her i'm reminded of her role in "miss congeniality." >> she's funny and it's nice to see her doing a comedy again. joya dass here in new york. thank you, joya. coming up on the "morning news," the flight for control in egypt. protests turn deadly as the struggle continues over who is control of the country. this is the "cbs morning news." ews." t that bacon! bacon?! bacooon! smokey bacon, meaty bacon, tasty bacon! bacon? ohh la laa. i say, is that bacon? oh! good heavens! bacon! bacon! who wants a beggin' strip?? me! i'd get it myself but i don't have thumbs!! mmm mmm mmm mmm mmmm it's beggin! mmm i love you... (announcer) beggin' strips...made with real bacon. there's no time like beggin' time!
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thousands of thrill seekers took part in the annual running of the bulls through the narrow streets of pam employee ma, spain, on sunday. it was the first day of the festival made famous by ernest hemingway in his book "the sun also rises." only four people were injured, and nobody was gored. well, at least 34 people
are dead in egypt when gunman tried to storm the military in cairo this morning. the bloodshed added to the political violence that erupted with the ousting of president morsi last week. adriana diaz reports on the violence in another egyptian city. >> reporter: opposing protesters threw rocks at east other in alexandria on sunday night after a mostly peaceful demonstration. one man tried to take cover under a protest banner. others treated minor wounds and this woman yelled, "may god help us." hundreds of thousands flooded egypts's streets throughout sunday four days after the ouster of president morsi. they held pictures of the deposed president demanding his reinstatement. the people are not going to back down until the president returns said this pro-morsi person saturday. he says he was wrongly ousted in a military coup. on cbs's "face the nation," john mccain agreed. he pointed out what he called
america's weak relationship with egypt. >> it was a coup and it was the second time in 2 1/2 years that we have seen the military step in. we urged the military not to do that. >> reporter: anti-morsi demonstrators maintain they are part of a revolution. this woman said we are coming out to say this is not a military coup. this is a public will. the people brought down the regime. earlier sunday morsi opponents in tahrir square waved flags and cheered as military warplanes flew overhead. they blame the military president who was in office for more than a year on the economy and the brother's increased power. they have also turned their attention to the u.s. government who they blame for supporting morsi's rule. adriana diaz, cbs news. in see ya the president of the coalition is offering a partial truce in the civil war in that country. it would apply only to the besieged city of homs where
rebels have seen fierce fighting. the truce would last only during the month of ramadan which begins tomorrow. there was no reply from the syrian government. and the former south african president nelson mandela remains in critical but stable condition in a pretoria hospital one month after being admitted for a lung condition. well-wishers have been leaving flowers and stuffed animals outside the hospital. they've also been leashing messaging wishing him a speedy recovery. mandela is 94 years old. ahead, your weather and in sports a 77-year-old drought is broken at wimbledon. ledon.
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here's a look at the forecast in cities around the country. new york, thunderstorms today and a chance of thunderstorms in miami. chicago, afternoon thunderstorms, dallas will be partly sunny and los angeles will be sunny with a high of 82 degrees. time now for a check of the national forecast. thunderstorms, some of which may be severe, will spread from the northern planes to the northern ohio valley. scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely from central new england to the eastern mid-atlantic states. scattered thunderstorms are expected from southern texas to the southern appalachians. the rockies and the high plains will see occasional showers and thunderstorms. in sports, we begin with tennis in a big british win at wimbledon. second seed andy murray took three hours and nine minutes to
beat top seed novak jovovich, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. murray is the first to win since 1976. it comes a year after he was beaten by roger federer in a title match. in baseball the boston red sox blanked the los angeles angels 3-0. all-star mike trout hit his 15th home run, and jared weaver combined with three relievers aloud just five hits. it was their tenth win in their last 12 games. >> here's something you don't see often. yankees' closer jose mariano blowing a save. adam jones hit a two-run homer off rivera in the ninth inning. the orioles beat the yanks 2-1 ending new york's six-game winning streak. >> and in the national league, the pittsburgh pirates are now tied with st. louis in the n.l. central thanks to the chicago cubs. chicago's dioner navarro drove in the winning run with the
bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 11th to give the cubs the 4-3 win over the pirates. when we return, second chances. former new york governor eliot spitzer brought down by a prostitution scandal, well, he's seeking a new political office. scandal, well, he's seeking a new political office. with greek nonfat yogurt, loaded with protein 0% fat that thick creamy texture, i was in trouble. look i'm in a committed relationship with activia and i've been happy and so has my digestive system. now i'm even happier since activia greek showed up because now i get to have my first love and my greek passion together, what i call a healthy marriage. activia greek. the feel good greek. ♪ dannon
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here's a look here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, a chance of thunderstorms, 90 degrees. atlanta, thunderstorms as well. st. louis, occasional thunderstorms. denver, thunderstorms. seattle, sunny. and here's a look at our top story this morning. a spokesman for asiana airlines says the pilot was still in training when he crash landed in san francisco saturday. two people were killed and more
than 180 injured. eliot spitzer, the new york governor who resigned five years ago over a prostitution scandal, is trying for a political comeback. spitzer says he will run for new york city controller. he says he hopes new yorkers will forgive him for his indiscretion. since leaving office spitzer has spent time as a commentator on television. fugitive national security leaker edward snowden remains a man without a country. yesterday cuba's president says he supports venezuela and any other nation that offers refuge to snowden. snowden is reportedly still holed up at a moscow airport. he had been booked on a flight two weeks ago. he's wanted in the u.s. on espionage charges. in florida, the murder trial of former neighborhood watch volunteer george zimmerman resumes today. zimmerman claims self-defense in the shooting death last year of trayvon martin. the prosecution wrapped up its case on friday. in dramatic day of testimony
trayvon's mother identified the screams heard in the background of the 911 call as those of her son. this is the "cbs morning news." i'm anne-marie green. the "cbs morning news." i'm anne-marie green. not playtime." "it's brea, "there's fruit, milk and i'm putting a little nutella on your whole-wheat toast." funny, that last part gets through. [ male announcer ] serving nutella is quick and easy. its great taste comes from a unique combination of simple ingredients like hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa. okay, plates in the sink, grab your backpacks -- [ male announcer ] nutella. breakfast never tasted this good.
well, the finally south pacific island of american samoa has the world's worst obesity rate. the president has started a program aimed at getting young people to slim down. >> reporter: this is the front line in american samoa's battle against obesity, an early morning exercise class at the island's only stadium. olivia comes here twice a week. >> i needed to get healthier. i had high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol. >> reporter: 75% of samoans with obese which is why the woman teaches this class. a nurse, she says almost all of her patients suffer from the effects of being so overweight. >> diabetes, hypertension,
coronary artery disease. they're slowly killing themselves. >> it's very scare j and we need to do something -- fast. >> reporter: the doctor blames the problem on sedentary lifestyles and on islanders' appetite for high fat american food. almost all the food sim ported and fast food is popular because of their fixed low cost menus. the obesity epidemic even affects newborns of overweight mothers. >> a lot of the mothers are diabetic, so when they have babies, their babies are usually large, up to ten or so pounds. >> reporter: in fact, a recent brown university study found that one in five american samoan babies has an excessive birth weight and by just 15 ms. more
than 59% of boys and 39% of gills agill girls are overweight or obese. they've launched a new wellness program tracking the obesity of younger children and pushing older children to exercise. olivia has lost 64 pounds. >> i'm perfectly healthy now. i have no health problems. if i don't come to class, i can feel it. >> reporter: in this island's obesity battle, that's one step toward victory. ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the latest investigation on the asiana crash in san francisco. we'll hear from the chairwoman of the ntsb and some survivors of the crash and hear from captain chesley "sully" sullenberger. and later we'll talk with wimbledon champion andy murray. that's your "cbs morning news" for this monday morning. thanking for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
on this cloudy day in most spots. fog out there along the coastline and inside the bay. temperatures in the 50s. talk about that in a minute. >> monday morning's commute off to a good start no delays off the toll plaza. the bart strike is over. they are offering full service this morning with no delays. more on the monday commute in a few minutes. >> far cry better than last week. >> crazy week last week. >> thanks. we begin with some developing news. an asia na crashed at sfo. the pilot had only 48 hours of fly time and that boeing 777. also his first time landing that type of plane at sfo. investigators say the pilot tried to abort the landing 1.5 seconds before impact. flight data shows the approach speed was slower than what was needed to land that plane. >> also this morning we're awaiting the results of an autopsy toee