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with relief supplies still slow to make it to the victims of typhoon haiyan, stories from the storm begin to emerge. >> picture the downtownery of the city inside a tornado for an hour. i mean that's wait was like. the slow rollout of obama care act sends president obama's ratings to a new low, and bill clinton says the president's apologies to americans is not enough. >> the president should honor the commitment to the american people and let them keep what they got. >> ferguson freed. he was released one week after his conviction is overturned. and a promised test. meet the 93-year-old man who put
his physical challenges aside to fulfill his wife's dying wish. captioning funded by cbs "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 13th, 2013. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 13th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. in the typhoon-devastated philippines, blocked roads and lack of communications are hampering relief efforts, but two more airports have been reopened and aid operations are picking up. here's the latest. the president said in a broadcast interview he believes the death toll is closer to 2,500, not the original 10,000. the state department says at least two americans were killed by the storm. and eight people were killed when a wall collapsed as thousands stormed a warehouse containing rice. american troops are installing equipment at the hard-hit tacloban airport to allow for nighttime operations. bit whitaker talked with an american storm chaser who rode out the storm in tacloban city which was all but wiped off the
map by the massive typhoon. >> reporter: is this the worst you've ever been through? >> absolutely. like without a doubt. >> reporter: when you say intense, describe it for me. >> picture the downtownery of the city inside a tornado for an hour. i mean that's what it was like. just mayhem. but that was only the first part. as the center passed the south of the city, the bay just rose up and swept across the downtown area. that was the storm surge, and it came up very suddenly. >> we saw the pictures of you saving people on the mattresses. >> the people in the first floor rooms were caught by surprise. so they were in these rooms with the water rising, like death traps essentially. they smashed the windows and were screaming for help. when you see something like that, you think they're going to die, you don't think about that. you just go. >> i've seen the devastation in the aftermath and it looks like a bomb went off.
>> it's awful. there's something inside of you with the sign of these things. you're in aww and then when you see this human misery part, this whole other aspect, it just breaks your heart, it really does. >> he says he helped save as many as ten people. during the rescue his friend badly gashed his knee on t something in the water. to save his leg, his friend had to be airlifted out. bill whitaker, cbs news, los angeles. hawaii is about to become the latest state to allow same-sex marriage. later today the bill will be signed. the state senate passed the bill yesterday. it will allow same-sex couples to get married in hawaii beginning december 2nd. it's estimated same-sex marriage will boost hawaiian tourism by $217 million over the next three years. another 14 states and the district of colombia have already approved same-sex marriage. and now to the affordable care act. president obama is being pushed to live up to his promise about
americans being able to keep their current insurance from a surprising source. former president bill clinton. the bungled obama care rollout has sent the president's approval rating to its lowest level since he took office. just 39% of those questioned in a quinnipiac university poll approve of how mr. obama is handling the job. 43% believe the affordable health care act will make health care worse. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. the president is under increased pressure to make adjustments to the headlight care law for people who are facing cancellation, and now a former president and ally seems to be joining the chorus. >> i personally believe even if it takes a change in the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got. >> president bill clinton is among the latest to criticize president obama for failing to keep his promise. >> if you like your insurance plan, you will keep it.
>> that could help explain the latest quinnipiac poll which shows just 44% of the americans view the president as honest and trustworthy. the white house says the president has ordered his staff to find a solution for the nearly 5 million americans who will lose their insurance beginning january 1st. >> that's not so easy to imagine how that happens. >> gail served as an adviser with the bush administration. >> how do you recontact people? exactly how do you reinstitute something that was scheduled to go out of business january 1st? >> but republicans are pressing ahead with plan to allow people to keep their existing policies, which the white house opposes. >> that would cause more problems and create more problems and do more harm than any good it would do. >> the house is expected to vote on the bill friday. now, after president clinton made those remarks, house
speaker john boehner, a republican, issued a statement applauding president clinton for joining the call to president obama to keep that promise. he's also calling on all democrats to join in his promise on the keep your health care act. anne-marie? >> thank you, susan. sentencing begins today for crime boss james "whitey" bulger. prosecutors have asked for two consecutive life sentences plus five years. bulger has been convicted on 31 felonies, including 11 murders. he was on the run for 16 years before he was captured. families of bulger's victims will be allowed to speak at the sentencing hearing. ryan ferguson spent his first night out of prison in eight years. the 29-year-old was released yesterday after being wrongly convicted of murder. the missouri attorney general said he will not be retried for the death of a newspaper sports editor. bigad shaban reports. >> reporter: ryan ferguson
hugged his sister and thanked his family as he celebrated his first hours of freedom in eight years. >> i'm ready for anything, really. >> reporter: the 29-year-old was released from prison just two hours earlier. ferguson was convicted for the 2001 beating death of newspaper sports editor ken height hold. ferguson was 17 at the time. he was implicated by a high school classmate erickson and a janitor who said they saw the crime scene. both later recanted. cbs has covered the case since the trial in 2005 and was there when his parents learned that his conviction had been overturned. >> it's there. oh, my gosh. >> i'm actually happier for my parents right now than i am for me because they've had to deal with so much. >> reporter: ferguson also thanked his attorney contact lenzele
kathleen zellner who worked probono for his release. >> he wants to write a book and work on helping others. he wants to help erickson who convicted him. >> he was used and map in lated. i kind of feel sorry for the guy. i know he feels victimized. >> as for the immediate future, ferguson wants some ice cream. that's a good start. oochz coming up on the "morning news," record-setting art, a three-panel painting by francis bacon blows away a previous auction record. this is the "cbs morning news." francis bake con blows away a previous auction record. this is the "cbs morning news." [ female announcer ] tonight, we're all cooking.
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the merge over american airlines and us airways is cleared for takeoff. the deal with the justice department lets american and us airways form the world's largest airline. the agreement still has to be approved by a federal judge. attorney general eric holder says the agreement ensures more nonstop routes. american and us airways customers will get reciprocal frequent flyer benefits. >> asian markets were lower after a meeting with leaders failed to meet a reform. tokyo's nikkei lost a fraction, hong kong's hang seng dropped nearly 2%. stocks in this country opened this morning following some mixed signals from the fed on the future of its stimulus program. the president of the atlanta region indicated a pullback remains a possibility. the dow jones industrial finished 32 points lower. the nasdaq composite finished higher, by a tenth of a point. johnson & johnson has
reportedly agreed to a $4 billion settlement over flawed replacement of hips. "the new york times" reports that each patient who has the device remove order replaced would receive about $350,000. the metal ball and metal cup sheds debris as it wears, causing crippling injuries in some patients. an arbitrator has ruled that starbucks must pay nearly $2.8 billion to settle a coffee distribution dispute. starbucks had a deal with kraft to distribute coffee to grocery chains through 2014 but terminated the deal in 2010. kraft then began arbitration proceedings. and the new world trade center tower here in new york is officially the tallest skyscraper in the united states. one world trade center rises 1,776 feet high from ground zero, including a 408-foot needle on top. the council on tall buildings
and urban habitat concluded the needle is part of the building making it taller than chicago's willis tower. and a painting by the british artist francis bacon sold at auction for $142 million. that makes three studies of lucian freud the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction. the painting features bacon's friend and was sold last night in new york. the previous record for an auctioned painting was $120 million for edward munch, "the scream." straight ahead, your weather, and in sports, the major league baseball mulling big changes to the sport next season. major league baseball mulling big changes to the sport next season. oh, hey, flo. you want to see something cool? snapshot, from progressive. my insurance company told me not to talk to people like you. you always do what they tell you? no... try it, and see what your good driving can save you.
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in sports major league baseball is about to finalize some radical rule changes that could be in place by opening day. expanded use of video replay on close replays on the bases is expected to move forward at this week's general managers' meeting, and a new rule barring collisions at home plate could also be adopted. college baseball rules require players to slide into home plate. a detailed proposal for that change will be discussed during baseball's winter meetings next month. and some marquee matchups in the brand-new college basketball season last night. number one ranked kentucky taking on number two, michigan state. kentucky freshman julius randall scored 23 of his 27 points in the second half, but michigan state keith appling finishing with 22 points as the spartans hold on for a 78-74 win. and number 5 kansas and fourth ranked duke show off their first-year phenoms.
duke's jamari parker scores 27 points, including two on this acrobatic alley-oop, and kansas's freshman star andrew wiggins comes up big. he finished 15 in the second half as the jay hawks finish, 94-83. finally, we've seen plenty of soccer celebrations and end zone dances, but we haven't seen anything like this. adrian alverstien played for a minor league norwegian hockey team, and after a win this week, he bust a move on the ice. judging by his dance steps with skates no less, it took a little bit of practicing. that needs a nickname. i going to call it the hockey hustle. all right? want to vote for that? when we return, another look at the top stories. and jumping jack. a 93-year-old man takes a dive at 10,000 feet to honor a dying wish.
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here's a look at tod here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., partly sunny with a high of 46. atlanta and st. louis, mostly sunny. sunny in denver as well, but showers in seattle. a british man who lost his wife of 70 years is proving love has no limits. the feisty senior citizen put aside his own health challenges to make a massive leap, and as alphonso van marsh reports, he didn't do it alone. >> we love you, dad. >> reporter: walking with two cane, 93-year-old jack hake is fulfilling a deathbed promise to his late wife victoria. before she died from a debilitating nerve disease, the two pledged to raise money for new medical equipment for her doctor and nurses. >> and i said what about a parachute jump, and she said, oh, that will be nice.
>> reporter: and he promised to take his wife's ashes along for the ride. >> she insisted on coming. >> reporter: jack carried the back to orientation. the partially blind retiree struggled in class. >> keep your legs up. >> i can't. >> okay. so just put your arms out. can you put your arms out like that? >> i can this one. >> okay. >> i've got osteoporosis. >> reporter: but he kept his sense of humor. >> i shouldn't say it. i'm deaf and i couldn't hear a thing. >> reporter: jack who has had triple by pass surgery and weak bones says he is not afraid to jump from 10,000 feet. jack and his tandem skydive instructor were all thumbs up before jumping. >> weather the parachute opens or not, it's in the hands of he above. >> reporter: the parachute did open and jack landed safely. >> i don't know what the fuss is. i'd do it again. >> reporter: jack made good on his promise, raising more than a
thousand dollars. alphonso van marsh, cbs news, england. well, a u.s. soldier who died in afghanistan was honored on tuesday at the polish consulate in new york. staff sergeant michael ollis was serving with the tenth mountain division when his unit came under attack in august. ollis led his men to safety and then returned the fight the insurgents. when an attacker exploded his suicide vest, ollis stepped in front of the blast, saving the life of a polish officer. >> the polish officer is here and thanked us for michael. so i know my son did a damn good job. >> poland awarded ollis a gold medal, calling him a true hero, and the u.s. honored him with the silver star, which his parents received last month. well, caroline kennedy leaves tomorrow for japan where she will be the new u.s. ambassador. secretary of state john kerry hosted her swearing-in on
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. here's another look at t here's another look at this morning's top stories. relief efforts in the philippines are slowly gaining momentum. the president believes the death toll is actually closer to 2,500, not the originally estimate of 10,000. at least two americans are among the victims. and former president bill clinton says president obama needs to find a way to make good on his promise that americans who like their insurance can keep it. millions of americans have gotten cancellation notices due to the affordable care act. two leading cardiovascular groups have issued new guidelines for preventing heart disease. they put less emphasis on cholesterol numbers and more on other risk factors in determining who should take medication. dr. jon lapook has details.
>> reporter: a generation of doctors and patients have focused specific targets of cholesterol levels when using statins, but the new guidelines say when it comes to preventing heart attacks and strokes, there's no magic number. dr. neil stone led the panel. >> we did a careful study of what number we should use. was it 100, was it 90, was it 80, was it 70 for ldl? do you know what we found? we couldn't find a single number that made any sense. >> reporter: so rather than adjusting the statin dose to reach a certain cholesterol level, the panel now wants doctors to prescribe a moderate or high dose depending on the current cardiovascular disease. patients may benefit from statins if they have a history of heart attack or stroke, ldl or cholesterol of 190 or higher, the onset of diabetes between the ages of 40 and 75, or a ten-year risk of heart attack or stroke of at least 7.5%. to measure that risk, the panel
created a calculator that measures other factors including ethnicity. for example, a 50-year-old white male with a total cholesterol of 220 and good cholesterol of 45 has a ten-year risk of cardiovascular disease of 50%. a statin may not be warranted. for an african-american, a group known to be at high risk with the exact same numbers is given a risk of almost 9%, a cnumber that affects it. >> everyone's different. they have risk factors that make treatment more beneficial or more difficult. to deal with that we're urging a patient/clinician discussion. >> getting rid of target cholesterol levels is such a departure from current practice, it's likely to be very controversial among current doctors but the panel hopes to remove the false sense of security that can come with having a very low cholesterol from receiving the statin while
skper siegs but eating poorly. jon lapook, cbs news, new york. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we will speak with ryan ferguson, the missouri man freed from prison last night after serving nearly a decade for a murder he did not commit. plus, talk show host joe scarborough stops by the studio. and former yankees manager joe torre talks about the state of major league baseball. that's it for the "cbs morning news" on this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
>> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, november 13. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 4:30. and too early to talk about the weekend but, hey, we got weather. >> we can talk about weather and we have great weather coming our way. i would love to see storms
rolling in right now but since we don't have that, how about a little sunshine? plenty of that today. chilly in spots. 39 napa. 48 san jose. 54 san francisco. we'll talk about your weather coming up. >> and hitting the roads right now, there was some overnight roadwork in livermore so we are seeing a little bit of slowdowns now eastbound. we'll talk about the westbound coming up. in the meantime, a quick check of your bridges shows everything is at the limit. there's a lot of overnight roadwork right now so we'll show you where some of it is. >> thank you. new this morning, a fiery crash knocked out power to the newly opened graton resort and casino. the car hit a utility pole at 101 and roberts lake road and caught fire around 11 p.m. the driver took off. hundreds of people lost power in the area for hours. a building on leyte island collapsed as thousands of filipinos