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as president obama seeks more help in fighting islamic militants today at the united nations, the u.s.-led coalition launches more air strikes on terror targets in syria. charges are filed against a man authorities believe was the last person seen with a university of virginia student before her disappearance more than one week ago. cutting calories. in an effort to battle obesity, leading soda makers make a pledge to reduce the number of calories americans get from sugary drinks. and diamond dustup. with a division on the line, the tense rivalry between the l.a. dodgers and san francisco giants gets even testier. captioning funded by cbs
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this is the this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, september 24th, 2014. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. overnight there are more confirmed reports of more air strikes against syria. president obama says the military effort against isis will not be quick or easy. the pentagon says initial air strikes against isis and an al qaeda-affiliated group caused significant damage and that the campaign could last for years. the u.s. and five arab allies joined by a common enemy carried out 168 strikes against targets in syria. the president said having a coalition is critical to the effort. >> the strength of this coalition makes it clear to the world that this is not america's fight alone. above all, the people in the governments of the middle east are rejecting isil and standing up for the peace and security that the people of the region and the world deserve. >> today mr. obama will be at the united nations, hoping to
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rally more support for the military campaign against islamic extremists. marlie hall is at the united nations. good morning, marlie. >> reporter: anne-marie, good morning. now here at the u.n. world leaders will be discussing a number of issues, but there's one topic that will get much of the attention. president obama will stand before more than 140 heads of state and government at the united nations today and address global issues. at the top of the list, isis. the u.s. along with arab allies began launching air strikes against isis targets inside syria monday night. the first strike in a sustained campaign to defeat the terror group. yesterday the president met with representatives from the five nations who participated. >> i think we now have an opportunity to send a very clear message that the world is united. >> reporter: air strikes targeted isis communication, training, and supply centers. >> they will adapt to what we've done and seek to address their
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shortfalls and gaps against our air campaign in the coming weeks. >> reporter: president obama will also chair a security council meeting here at the u.n. today. members are expected to adopt a resolution that would require countries to pass laws to try to prevent their citizens from joining terrorist groups. >> the threat of foreign terrorist fighters is very real, and we have to start with the uncomfortable reality that security measures alone will ot solve this problem. >> reporter: the national counterterrorism center estimates 15,000 foreign fighters have traveled to the middle east to join groups like isis. now, many of the diplomats coming here to the u.n. today are hoping that the isis crisis won't drown out other world issues that need attention like the ebola outbreak in west africa and the instability in the ukraine. anne-marie? >> marlie hall, thank you.
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besides striking isis in syria, the united states on its own attack a second terrorist group affiliated with al qaeda. administration officials say they've been watching the little known khorasan group for years. it's believed it was plotting imminent attacks against u.s. and europe. bob orr has that part of the story. >> reporter: taking advantage of the lawlessness inside syria, khorasan, a veteran of al qaeda operati operatives, has been working on new hard-to-detect bombs that can be smuggled aboard airplanes. al qaeda has experimented with nonmetallic bombs that may be hidden in shoes, clothing, cell phones, laptops, even tubes of toothpaste. that intelligence prompted the tsa in july to tighten security for u.s.-bound flights from two dozen airports. sources say khorasan which takes instruction from al qaeda takes it from experts like tom bomb
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maker al siri. based in yemen, he's the investor of the bombs placed in underwear. unlike isis, khorasan is not battling for territory. instead sources say it's plotting external attacks against the west and recruiting american and european radicals. western passport holders will join the jihad in syria could be used to carry bombs onto planes. lieutenant general william mayville said the air strikes encore zo encoo encoo encoo encoon khorazan disruptsed an imnenlts plot against intelligence than the khorasan group was in the final stages of planning targets against potentially u.s. homeland.
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>> they work in tandem with al nusra, al qaeda's affiliate in syria. this video seems to show extensive damage from the air strikes and now the u.s. is trying to determine if a major khorasan leader was killed. on twitter they're claiming al fadhli died in the bombings. he's on the list of the most wanted terrorists. now the u.s. is government is warning about the potential for retaliatory attacks in the name of home grown lone wolves. they're telling police to be aware but they say there's no credible specific threat at the moment. bob orr, cbs news, washington. mike morell, former deputy director of the cia says isis and the khorasan group pose dangerous but different types of threats to the american homeland. >> so i think today there are two threats. one comes from al nusra, the khorasan group, which has the ability to reach out with foreign fighters and with the help of al qaeda and yemen, match them up with sophisticated explosives that could bring down an airliner. that's the threat we're dealing with today and that's the threat we hopefully disrupted. the other threat is from isis
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and it's them sending their foreign fighters back to the united states to conduct less sophisticated attacks. those are the threats today. >> well, we have more on the campaign against isis and the khorasan group coming up on "cbs this morning." u.s. health officials spelled out a worst-case scenario for the west african ebola epidemic. the centers for disease control says the number of infected people could reach 1.4 million by mid-january if international efforts to control the disease aren't stepped up. in the past six months 5,800 cases have been reported and 2,800 deaths. in virginia, the suspect in the disappearance of a missing student hannah graham has been charged with abduction. police have searched jesse leroy matth matthew's car and his apartment b buthave not located him. bigad shaban reports.
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>> jesse leroy matthew jr., charging him with abduction with the attempt to defile. >> reporter: police say video shows him walking with graham in charlottesville the night of charges him with class 2 charge of abduction with intent to defile. >> reporter: police have video that shows him walking with her after a party. police searched matthew's apartment once and car twice but didn't have sufficient information to arrest him. the police urged the community to come forward. >> i described his car. we know that he lived in the house that we searched this morning. we know that many of you were there. my suspicion is others know his name. >> reporter: matthew was last seen saturday speeding away from police who were following him. he's described as 32 years old, 6'2" and 270 pounds. he was driving a 1997 light blue nissan sentra with virginia tags. he's known to have contacts in
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virginia, maryland, new york, pennsylvania, and washington, d.c. bigad shaban, cbs news. well, coming up on the morning news,"" flare-up in ferguson. anger boils over again where a black teenager was killed by an officer. and later, in "moneywatch," how your favorite soda will slim down. this is the "cbs morning news." "moneywatch," how your favorite soda will slim down. this is the "cbs morning news." . and low blood sugar. januvia (sitagliptin) is a once-daily pill that, along with diet and exercise, helps lower blood sugar. januvia works when your blood sugar is high and works less when your blood sugar is low, because it works by enhancing your body's own ability to lower blood sugar. plus januvia, by itself, is not likely to cause weight gain or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). januvia should not be used in patients with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. tell your doctor if you have a history of pancreatitis. serious side effects can happen, including pancreatitis
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hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban denver tuesday. the students demonstrated over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics of that promote citizenship, patrioti patriotism, and respect for authority. the proposal was put on hold for last week. the protesters were not punished. and a protest in ferguson, missouri, over a memorial to michael brown. a crowd gathered last night to demonstrate after a memorial was burned down at the site where a missouri police officer fatally shot brown in august. police speculate candles might have caused the fire. our st. louis affiliate reports five people were arrested after a store was vandalized. and there are now more than 7,000 firefighters battling the king fire in california. the fire east of sacramento is now 35% contained. the flames have burned 139
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square miles, but its advance has slowed down. 12 homes were destroyed, and for the first time, some residents saw the damage to their homes. >> our entire lives, 20 years, just down the toilet. >> we were coming up the road and saw the devastation alongside of us. we had a pretty good idea, you know. yeah, it hit, but it probably didn't hit us as hard if we hadn't seen a few pictures. >> firefighters say it will be days before the fire is completely under control. with are getting our first look at legendary record producer phil spector since he started serving a prison sense in 2009. the department of corrections released this mugshot of specter. it was taken last year when he was taken to a facility that provides care to the prison system's sickest inmates. privacy regulations prevent the
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department of corrections reveal conditions related to his health. it's a far cry from his trial when the flamboyant specter wore bizarre wigs to court. after two trials specter was convicted of the second-degree murder of actress lana clarkson. straight ahead, iphone markup. you will not believe what it report lid cost apple to make its record-selling phone as it charges customers a lot more. record-selling phone as it charges customers a lot more. e t into a sandwich. the amazingly tender roasted turkey -- always raised without antibiotics, the zesty cranberry mostarda, the freshly baked flatbread... but here's what you don't always see. the care and attention that goes into it. because what matters most is the simple, delicious ingredients that make up the whole delicious meal made just for you. and this is our turkey cranberry flatbread sandwich, paired perfectly with our autumn squash soup. only at panera bread. paired perfectly with our autumn squash soup. how you doing in there, baby girl? well, out here, the world is a little different. you're probably going to cry. but don't worry... you'll always be comfortable.
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the dow lost 116 points tuesday. the s&p fell 11. the nasdaq was down 19. apple's largest iphone is a big profit item. the iphone 6 plus sells for $100 more than the iphone 6, but a new report from ihs technology says the more expensive version cost apple only $15.50 more to make than the smaller version. meanwhile some iphone 6 users say their new gadgets are ending up bent. people complaining on twitter say their phone's thin aluminum body is bending while in their pockets. president obama says it's time to answer the call on climate change. at a united nations summit the president says the u.s. made sufficient investments in clean car emissions. the leader urged others to take action to cut greenhouse emission gases.
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wind power for southern california. four companies are proposing an $8 billion project to supply the los angeles area with electricity. it could come from a wind farm in wyoming and be transmitted from a storage facility near salt lake city, utah. the electricity would serve more than 1 million homes. cadillac is moving to new york. general motors says the high end brand will become a separate unit and move its headquarters to new york city next year. the idea is to allow cadillac to connect to customers who live a luxurious lifestyle, but cadillac manufacturing will remain in detroit. and soda makers plan to cut calories. coke, pepsi, and dr pepper, they'll reduce the calories americans get from beverages by 20% over the next a decade. their plan would more aggressively market smaller soda sizes plus diet drinks and bottled water. the goal is reducing the role sugary drinks play in obesity. anne-marie? >> all right. every little bit helps. jill wagner of the new york
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diet ocean spray. taste the power of the cranberry. the new clues in a multi-min dollar bay area heist. a walnut creek woman is kidnapped from her own front yard. how the victim managed to go home, un-harm. thousands more firefighters called to the front lines to battle the king fire in el dorado county. how weather today could make everything worse. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:3 good morning. it's
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. in sports one of baseball's few remaining division races is getting heated. 3 1/2 games separating the dodgers and giants going into last night's game. in the first inning madison bumgarner hits yasiel puig with a pitch. that causes the benches to clear. no punches are thrown, but it seems to energize the dodgers. they get two homers from justin turner and win, 4-2. l.a. can wrap up the national league west with another win over the giants tonight. meanwhile the pittsburgh pirates are sailing into the
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postseason for a second straight year. they beat the atlanta braves, 3-2, clinching at least one of the two wild-card spots in the national league. and with five games remaining pittsburgh still has a shot at overtaking st. louis atop the central division. retiring new york yankees shortstop derek jeter gets a rare honor. before tuesday's game, commissioner bud selig gave jeter the historic achievement award. it's only been given out 15 times in major league history and it goes to those who have had a major impact on the sport of baseball. and jeter is hoping sunday isn't the last time he puts on the yankee pinstripes. new york's battling to stay alive in the playoff race. jeter extends his seven-game hitting streak but he strikes out to end the game. a 5-4 loss to baltimore. one more loss and new york will be eliminated from the postseason. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," pest-selling author stephen king
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the family of former nfl player paul oliver is suing the league. oliver played defensive back for the san diego chargers and the new orleans saints. it's a wrongful death lawsuit against the nfl and the teams blaming concussions for oliver's suicide last year, and it claims the league knew about concussion risks for decades but concealed them. meanwhile a legal settlement between the nfl and former players predicted that at least 25% of retired players can expect to develop dementia at a rate much younger than those who did not play. dr. jon lapook looks at what's being done to help those players. >> and there's my old coach. >> reporter: in dave herman's den, the memories run wall to wall. highlights of a decade-long
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career with the new york jets. >> old memories. that's michigan state. >> reporter: now 73, he played right tackle during the 1969 super bowl. >> i was lined up against big bubba smith. so he would slap me in the head for 60 minutes and when i woke up after the game, i said who won. >> no, no. no, no. don't get confused. >> reporter: over the past 20 years herman's wife roma noticed he was gradually developing problems with memory and thinking. >> it's the loss of the special things that we've done in the past. >> reporter: the memories together. >> mm-hmm. >> it shows the hippocampus is damaged on both sides. error neurologist dr. sam gandy of mount sinai hospital in new york is one of herman's doctors. >> we thought he had alzheimer's disease. we couldn't decide whether he had alzheimer's or cte. >> reporter: cte or chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
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abnormal tangles of encroaching tao helps them. the only way to find them was at autopsy. dr. gandy performed a p.e.t. scan to try to determine if herman had cte. a different scan had ruled out alzheimer's. herman's scan was positive for the tao tangles. the diagnosis was positive for cte. >> the damage was caused by a physical activity or caused by age? >> in your explanation, think the best explanation is from the current head injury. we don't have a way to confirm it in life until now. we can establish it through prevalence and how common this disease really is. >> distinguishing alzheimer's from cte is crucial because the underlying brain pathology is different and the treatment that helps one disorder may very well not help the other. dr. jon lapook, cbs news, new york. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this
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morning," charlie sits down with president hassan rouhani on his reactions to the crisis in syria. plus we'll look at the black market for iphones overseas. plus, best-selling author stephen king joins us in the studio with his latest movie, "a good marriage." that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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and i'm frank mallicoat good morning, it is wednesday, september 24. i'm michelle griego. >> the weekend is out there somewhere! >> yes.
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>> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 4:0. >> the rain is on the way. we have drizzle out there now so damp around the bay area but looks like a storm system coming our way. some rain headed toward the bay area. we'll talk about that coming up. >> slick roads out the door. you will need windshield wipers in parts of the bay area. some slight delays in the cash lanes and there is an accident now coming into daly city southbound 280 at mission. >> it's already busy on the roads. >> be careful. >> all right. thank you, elizabeth. gone in seconds. thieves break in and speed off with luxury cars. this morning, a break in the case, two people are in custody and more arrests could follow. joe vazquez was the first to report on this car theft ring and now it turns out the thieves went to a lot of trouble for nothing. reporter: 18-year-old and 19-year-old both of oakland are now in jail. poli


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