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amtrak disaster. at least five people are dead and dozens more injured when a packed train runs off the rails in philadelphia. >> it is an absolute disastrous mess. earthquake aftermath. dozens are killed when the ground shakes in nepal weeks after another deadly quake, and this one hits home in the u.s. as a military chopper goes missing while delivering supplies. no charges are filed when a against a white wisconsin police officer who fatally shot and unarmed biracial teenager. this morning the teen's family
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is vowing to fight the decision. ♪ and bill clinton joins the late show countdown. the former president visits the ed sullivan theater one last time before david letterman's retirement. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, may 13th 2015. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. overnight investigators investigated an amtrak train that derailed in philadelphia. at least five people were killed when the train jumped the tracks last night. six others are in critical condition. at least 140 people were hurt. >> my injuries. and my neck. >> all seven cars derailed.
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some flipped on their sides trapping passengers under snarled hunks of metal. 243 people were on board. former pennsylvania congressman patrick murphy was on the train. he describing a terrifying scene. >> it was mayhem at first. i was in one car. there were eight or nine cars. i was in the third or fourth car. there was fuse lodge. a lot of people got banged up bad. >> it derailed soon after pulling out of philadelphia's 30th street station. brian webb is in philadelphia. >> notify amtrak to shut down the entire northeast corridor. >> reporter: rescue teams searched through pieces of twisted metal and debris overnight looking for anyone possibly trapped in the wreckage of amtrak train 188. it was traveling from philadelphia to new york city when all seven of its cars
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derailed shortly after leaving philadelphia's 30th street station. at least five people were killed. >> it is an absolute disastrous mess. >> keep crawling, okay? >> reporter: 238 passengers and five crew members were on board at the time. many were able to crawl to safety including new jersey resident jane helfman and her son. >> my son went back and got everybody off our one car. he helped them out. >> reporter: more than 100 people were transported to area hospitals to be evaluated or treated for injuries. >> there were concussions, a lot of musculoskeletal injuries. >> reporter: ntsb investigators will join the emergency crews behind me this morning to try to piece together what happened. >> they'll be interviewing the crew, doing a 72-hour history of those crew members, and, of course, they'll attempt to interview as many of the passengers as possible. >> reporter: all amtrak service on the northeast line between new york and philadelphia is
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suspended. there is a curve in the track near the crash site but authorities say it's too soon to tell if that played a role in the wreck. anne-marie? >> brian webb in philadelphia. thanks a lot, brian. cbs affiliateilfiliate correspondent kris van cleave joins us by phone. what can we expect from the investigation moving forward? >> reporter: well, anne-marie, once the rescue effort is complete, the ntsb will be leading the investigation, trying to piece together what happened. they're going to be looking to recover a data recorder inside that train. they're going to want to talk to the engineers of that train. they're also going to look at the condition of the rails and the train itself trying to find out what caused the engine and all seven cars to jump the tracks. >> now, kris, amtrak has sus spnlded service throughout this area between philadelphia and new york.
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this is a very busy route. this is bound to cause a major transportation disruption. >> reporter: absolutely. it's busiest corridor between washington, d.c., and boston, essentially being cut in half. so we expect significant disruptions today and perhaps for several days to come as the investigation and the cleanup from this derailment begins. >> is it too early to even guess when the rail line might be open again? how long does this sort of thing typically take? >> reporter: well, the ntsb investigation will go on for months not necessarily here at this site. what will have to happen first, they're going to need to go in and assess the cars. at some point they even got to remove the cars from the tracks do whatever repairs need to be done with the tracks through there before they can even reopen that. the mayor of philadelphia said he would be surprised if service resumed this week. >> all right. kris van cleave in philadelphia. thank you very much.
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we have a team of correspondents covering the amtrak disaster in philadelphia. we will have the latest on "cbs this morning." overseas now, gunmen opened fire on a bus in karachi, pakistan. the police superintendent says at least 43 people were killed. the six gunmen rode motorcycles. the bus carrying shiite muslims was en route to a community center. so far no one has claimed responsibility for the attack but sunni muslims have targeted them in the past. aftershocks rocked nepal following a second devastating earthquake to hit them in less than a month. at least 65 people were killed by yesterday's quake, and a united states military helicopter is missing. there were sis marines and two nepalese soldiers on board. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. this chopper was flying where
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the hardest hit area was. the crew had reported earlier that it was having a fuel problem. a search last night turned up nothing. but it's still not clear if this helicopter crashed. the search resumed this morning. the u.s. chopper like this huey carrying tarps and rice had dropped off supplies at one village and was on its way to another when contact was lost. the earthquake was between kathmandu and mt. everest and sent people running for cover. it sent people scrambling for cover. residents say it looks like a graveyard, so many homes are flattened. the 7.3 magnitude quake also triggered landslides like this one in a rural village. thousands spent the night out in the open suffering through a frightening replay of a deadly quake that struck some three weeks ago. >> we all dived. shaking goes on and on and on.
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>> i was afraid of what happened to my house or something like -- hoped nothing happened in my home. i just stayed here. i was very scared at that time. >> reporter: some of the buildings that survived the april 25th quake didn't make it this time. yesterday's quake injured more than 2,000. one government administrator says they're running out of relief material, and to make matters worse, the weather is about to change. >> as people are waiting out in the streets for a long time it's very concerning because the rains are coming soon. >> there are four aircraft searching for the missing helicopter. the death toll from this new earthquake is expected to rise as search crews reach more isolated towns and villages. and, anne-marie at least 16 people were killed when buildings fell on them. >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. news that a white wisconsin police officer will not be charged with the killing of a biracial teenager prompted protests in madison. the justice released the dash cam video of the march 16th
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incident. we want to warn you. you may find this video disturbing. >> stop right there! don't move! >> the family of tony robinson says they'll fight the decision not to charge matt kenny. robinson robinson's mother says the investigation was not thorough enough. they marched tuesday evening after getting word there will be no charges filed against the madison, wisconsin, police officer who shot and killed a 19-year-old. >> every single life, every single breath taken on this planet is worth something. >> reporter: toxicology reports that robinson had been using drugs when witnesses say he acted erratically and attacked two people on march 6th.
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he punched matt kenny when he responded to the scene and the shooting was justified. >> this tragicic and unfortunate death was the result of a lawful use of deadly police force. >> reporter: he said he, too, is biracial and understands the sensitivity of this case. >> it is through this lens that i approach and accept my leadership responsibilities. >> reporter: but robinson's family says the case should have gone before a jury. >> at the end of the day, the police were called in an effort to help tony and he was murdered. >> reporter: the family and the police department are calling for all demonstrations to remain peaceful. danielle nottingham, cbs news. well, coming up on the "morning news," fuel saver. why your summer road trip will cost you a little less this season. and later, patriots fans get themselves arrested as they rally for quarterback tom brady. this is the "cbs morning news." they rally for quarterback tom brady. this is the "cbs morning news."
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here's another look at this morning's top stories. at least five people were killed and more than 140 injured when an amtrak train derailed in philadelphia. the train was traveling from washington to new york when it went off the rails. investigators are on the scene this morning to determine what caused the crash. and it's a vote described by senate republicans as shocking. democratic senators blocked debate on a trade package championed by president obama. the president and members of his own party are divided over the legislation. al a majority of congressional democrats say it would hurt job growth in the u.s. senate republicans largely support the measure, which would improve trade ties with asia. on the "cbs moneywatch" now, road trip-friendly gas prices, and a new chip to protect debit cards. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. good morning, anne-marie. good news if you're planning to hit the road this summer.
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gas prices will remain relatively low. the energy department expects the price of gas to average $2.55 a gallon between april and september. that's the lowest it's been for that period since 2009. here on wall street stocks were lower for the second day in a row. the dow lost nearly 37 points. the s&p lost 6 points, and the nasdaq finished down 13. verizon is buying aol for about $4.4 billion. the acquisition gives verizon a boost in mobile and online video and advertising. meanwhile verizon and sprint are settling charges that they charged customers for services they never signed up for. customers were charged for things like horoscopes and sports scores. verizon has agreed to pay $90 million, sprint, $68 million. and jpmorgan chase is introduced chip-enabled credit
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cards for better security. it will make it difficult for card information to be stolen. customers will get a chip debit or credit card in the mail in the next few months. anne-marie? >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks, jill. straight ahead, former president bill clinton stays up late. he jokes with david letterman about the chances for a possible return to the white house. jill. bill clinton jokes with david letterman about a possible return to the white house. helping you fall asleep and stay asleep so your body can heal as you rest. advil pm. for a healing night's sleep. my cut hurt. mine hurt more. mine stopped hurting faster! neosporin plus pain relief starts relieving pain faster and kills more types of infectious bacteria. when you pick any 3 participating products get a free all better bag. available at walmart.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new england patriots quarterback tom brady has until tomorrow afternoon to appeal his suspension. the nfl banned brady for four games for his role in deflating footballs during the afc championship game. ted wells, the independent investigator, who led the deflate gate probe defended his report from critics who say the punishment was unfair. >> the discussion that the people at the league office wanted to put some type of hit, you know, on one of the most popular icon ek players in the league is really a ridiculousgation. >> meanwhile some patriots fans went so far as to get arrested to show their support for brady. employees of boston sports blog were taken into custody by new
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york city police after they handcuffed themselves inside the nfl headquarters. we are continuing the countdown of the final days of david letterman as host of the "late show." last night bill clinton made his tenth and final appearance at the ed sullivan theater. dave asked bill clinton about hillary's presidential campaign and whether or not he would move back to the white house if she wins. >> to put it in perspective, what's the chance of you move back to 1600 pennsylvania? >> well, first of all, hillary has to win a nomination. if she wins a nomination, then she has to win the election. if she wins the election, the chances are 100% i'll move back if -- wait wait -- if i'm asked. >> if you're -- >> later dave was serenaded with a special song from comedian adam sandler.
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there are just six episodes left before letterman retires. his final show is next wednesday, may 20th and he's got nothing but a-list guests to see him out. tonight dash's joined by oscar-winning actress julia rohnerts. that's right here at 11:35, 10:35 central. coming up after later this morning we'll take you back to the scene of the derailment that killed at least five people. a toilet paper that works so well they can completely forget their experience... ...little miss puffytail can never forget. she can dream. dream for the sweet, sweet swing of a careless elbow. quilted northern. designed to be forgotten.
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after a car crashed into a creek.. plus-- n-t-s-b- investigators searching for clues into what caused a deadly amtrak crash in philadelphia... how passengers describe those frightening moments... and-- a man breaks into a bay area home and hides inside a closet.. the fearless 4 year old who blew his cover. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30. good morning. it's wednesday, may 13-th i'm michelle griego. an
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. this morning it's still unclear as to why an amtrak train derailed in philadelphia. at least five people were killed and more than 140 were injured. northeast regional train 188 was
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headed from washington, d.c., to new york last night. brian webb is in philadelphia at the scene. brian, what's the latest? >> reporter: well anne-marie crews have lit up the entire area so that they can work through the night. they aren't quite absolutely sure that everyone is accounted for, and like you said, they aren't exactly sure what caused this crash either. we have seen police and fire crews come and go throughout the night, some of them carrying heavy equipment in and out of the area. even saw some members of a counterterrorism team here although there's nothing to suggest that it was nothing other than an accident at this point. all seven cars were off the tracks. those who got up close say it looked like tin cans. some had to crawl out windows. again, five people killed, over 140 injured. train travel service through this area has been suspended. now, ntsb has a go team on the way.
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they will look at everything from the tracks, the train, the personnel, and the speed. there's a black box and they hope to get answers from that as well. >> brian webb in philadelphia, thanks a lot. this is the "cbs morning news." here, they must look their best. smooth, beautiful skin is an advantage. the others can only hide in shame. introducing the new dr. scholl's dreamwalk express pedi. why weigh yourself down? try new aveeno® sheer hydration. its active naturals® oat formula... ...goes on feather light absorbs in seconds... ...keeps skin healthy looking... and soft. aveeno®. naturally beautiful results. now at chili's
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in colorado, lightning struck near denver's city park golf course. a jogger standing under a tree with his dog tuesday was hit by debris that fell on him. police said the man was responsive when he was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. there were numerous lightning strikes as a thunderstorm moved through the city. and more rain and the threat
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of flooding are expected in the southern plains today. storms are approaching southern and central texas this morning. flash flood watches are posted across the state and parts of oklahoma. four years into a drought, californians are being threatened with fines for wasting water. some wonder why it's okay for companies to make big profits from bottled water that in some cases is taken right from the tap. as ben tracy reports, walmart is the latest company feeling the heat. >> reporter: walmart says its great value water does come from sacramento water supply. they buy it and sell it to other companies. in fact, aquafina arrowhead, and dasani also buy it. bottled water companies use 2.6 billion gallons of the water
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supply every year, a drop in the bucket compared to city residents who use 2.6 trillion and agriculture which uses 2.8 trillion. the companies say they're monitoring the water situation and will adjust if necessary. starbucks has, however, taken the steps of temporarily moving its bottled water operation out of california into pennsylvania. and california drought restrictions mean that people are cutting back on the way they use water. in sacramento homeowners have a new option to keep their grass looking green. a new company called brown lawns green will paint your lawn and they claim it almost looks real. >> ten feet away it looks like natural green lawn like you watered the heck out of it. in july you should be able to get six weeks to eight weeks out of it because you're not cutting your yard as much. >> he said the paint is nontoxic and safe for kids and
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pets to play on. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the latest developments in the amtrak disaster. we'll be live from the scene and hear from the investigator. we will also speak with former ntsb chair deborah hersman. plus we'll have more on the fallout of nfl suspension of tom brady and aerosmith lead singer steve tyler tells us about his new country music project. 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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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good morning, everyone. it is wednesday, may 13. i'm michelle griego. >> "hump day" is here. >> hi, everyone.
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i'm frank mallicoat. you could kind of see the weekend now. 4:30. [ laughter ] >> somewhere out there. we know it's coming. liz and roberta join us with traffic and weather. >> it's such a big day with a's, warriors and we have rain moving into the picture. not so much this morning. we have temperatures in the 40s and 50s. still breezy out there with some of the winds about 16 miles per hour. 6 now in napa. not as windy today as yesterday. and increasing clouds, 50s and 60s. we'll have more coming up. >> windy out the door, as well. we have two separate chp wind advisories in effect one for the san mateo bridge and one for the bay bridge. so caltrans had their warning signs up. we have a lot of overnight roadwork out there. we'll tell you all about it coming up. >> all right. thank you, elizabeth. four people are dead after a car careens off a road and overturns near gilroy. kiet do is near the scene of the crash, where he


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