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goes on the loose for hours, a teen who killed three of his classmates after he breaks out of prison. the nfl kicks off for the first time since the explosion of the ray rice scandal, but the league can't seem to shake the controversy over how it handled a player accused of domestic violence. and oscar pistorius escapes a murder conviction. the oliympic track star is cleared of murdering his girlfriend but still faces serious charges that could land him behind bars for years. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 12th, 2014. good morning. i'm marlie hall in for anne-marie green. the convicted killer of three ohio high school students is back behind bars this morning.
t.j. lane escaped from a prison in lima, ohio, last night with two other inmates. he was captured earlier this morning following a massive manhunt. he had opened fire in cafeteria killing three of his classmates. the escape put residents of chardon on edge. >> it's not something anyone wants to go through. it's like reliving it again. >> it's unclear how lane and the others escaped. one escapee remains at large. school will be closed today. a week after a star player was kicked off the team, they were sharply criticized. the nfl tried to get back to business last night. the baltimore ravens and pittsburgh steelers faced off thursday night but it was hard for the league to escape the cloud of the ray rice scandal.
the ravens took to the field for the first time since firing the star running back. susan mcginnis is here in new york with more. susan, good morning. >> well, marlie, sunday in its lineup of games can't get here soon enough for roger goodell and his brass. former fbi director robert mueller is heading uf ing up t investigation. a key part of the investigation centers ow how much the nfl knew about rice's attack of his wife before he was handed that two-game suspension. the big question when did the nfl first learn of the video shot from inside an atlantic city casino elevator showing the former ravens running back striking his then fiancee. the website tmz released it this week and "associated press" reporter rob mehdi said he heard a voice mail confirming its
receipt in april. >> the voice mail is from an unidentified woman saying that she received the video, thanking the law enforcement official for sending it, and telling him, he's right, it's terrible. >> but nfl commissioner roger goodell told "cbs morning news's" norah o'donnell nobody in the league to his knowledge saw the video before monday morning. >> we were told that was not something we would have access to. on multiple occasions we asked for it. >> ravens owner steve bisciotti told cbs correspondent he would have fired rice sooner if he had seen the video earlier. >> the question is why didn't we try harder to get it. we were told it was illegal, so we stopped. that's our biggest regret. since monday having seen that and to cut ray was -- could we
have gotten the tape and i still don't have the answer to that. >> now pressure is starting to build on if nfl. 16 fee mail senators signed a letter calling on the league to accept a zero tolerance violence policy. the controversy has lead some to question whether goodell's job might be in jeopardy. shaun gregory is covering the story for "time" magazine. >> if the owners don't trust him, that's going to cause problems. some owners are in his corner, some are buttoning it up. so let's see what the full investigation reveals. >> they'll look over the documents throughout the course of the investigation but while it's being called independent, the nfl is footing the bill. marlie? >> susan mcginnis in new york. thank you so much. we'll have more on the game
coming up in the broadcast. olympian oscar pistorius was found not guilt in the murder of his girlfriend. we'll learn more today. >> reporter: it's not over yesterday for oscar pistorius. he still faces charges for manslaughter which the judge will rule on later today. in the south african legal system the judge is both judge and jury. she said the prosecution had not done enough to convict oscar pistorius of premed tatded murder and she said that witnesses who testified to hearing the blood curdling screams of a terrified women were unreliable. the prosecution attempted to prove he killed his girlfriend in a murderous fit of rage but pistorius has always maintained he shot her by mistake thinking she was an intruder. the judge bought the argument
but said he was a poor witness, at times untruthful. that when he fired the shots he used excessive force and was found negligence. if found guilty he could face up to 15 years behind bars. debora patta, cbs news, pretoria, south africa. this morning much of the country will is have that fall-like feeling. there are freezes from washington state to michigan and to the dakotas. large wet flakes startled tourists. blowing snow was brought to colorado where more is expected this morning. in the south heavy rains and flooding was the issue. some arias looked like rapids. 7 inches fell yesterday. at least 37 people were forced from their homes due to the flooding.
>> now the fight against isis. the ccia says nay have as many 1 thousand fighters in iraq and syria. this morning they raised the terror alert from medium to high and on capitol hill lawmakers expect to vote by next week on president obama's request for money to aid and train syrian rebels. mark albert is in wachlt mark, good morning. >> good morning, marlie, the u.s. has launch more air strikes in iraq which could quickly expand the target of the leader of isis and the group's strongholds in syria. 15 teams of u.s. green berets will soon be embedded with iraqi units to help coordinate those strikes. secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east working to build a global coalition to support u.s.-led efforts to defeat isis militants in iraq and syria. he says about 40 nations have already pledged to help. but in an interview with cbs's
margaret brennan, kerry stresses the u.s. is not getting into a war with isis. >> i don't think people need to get into war fever on this. i think they have to view it as counter-terrorist activity. it is expanding the air campaign against isis forces there. unmanned drones are conducting survey laynce over syria where the u.s. could strike next. lawmakers on capitol hill received closed door believings on the president's plan yesterday. the pentagon wants congress to approve $500 million to begin training a syrian opposition force to do battle against isis. republican house speaker john boehner said the isis threat is real and imminent. >> frafrmgly, we autd to give the president what he's asking for. >> but some democrats are worried the weapons could end up in the wrong hands. >> i don't think that a strategy to take on isis necessitates us
getting involved in the syrian civil war. >> congress is expected to vote on the president's request next week. although know one here on capitol hill is calls for u.s. combat forces go into syria right now, some in congress are criticizing the president for explicitly taking that option off the tachblt u.s. homeland security secretary jeh johnson says the u.s. believes more than 100 americans are now fighting with isis. marlie? >> mark albert in washington. thanks so much. coming up on the "morning news," an update on an american patient who has ebola. we'll see how special blood transfusions from an ebola survivor might be making a difference. this is the "cbs morning news." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs morning news" sponsored by allegra allergy relief.
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richard tamulti. >> reporter: as is tradition, family members read the names of the nearly 3,000 names. >> we love you and we miss you and we'll never forget you. >> reporter: president obama paid tribute to those killed in a ceremony at the pentagon memorial. >> we carry on because as americans we do not give in to fear ever. >> reporter: and there was always a ceremony in shanksville, pennsylvania. every year on the anniversary the families come back to take comfort in each other. >> they're all hurting like we are, and there's never getting over it. >> reporter: maureen lost her son lenny. her younger son steven who was only 10 in 2001 grew up to become a firefighter. >> he's more like his brother and he has the same badge number that lenny had so we're very proud of him. >> reporter: maureen santora who
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. on the "cbs moneywatch," yahoo's government surveillance fight and burger king rolls out a special blacksburger. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, marlie. yahoo! loses a battle with the government over yahoo! spying. they want to fine them $250,000 a day. the government wanted information of foreign customers in 2008. yahoo! who ultimately lost that surveillance case. this was all revealed thursday
when the federal court unsealed classified documents. >> here on wall street investors will be watching for the commerce department report on august retail sales. the dow lost 19 points thursday, the s&p gained a point. the nasdaq was up 5. radioshack warns it could file for bankruptcy. the struggling electronics chain reported a second quarter lost or more than $137 million. radioshack is exploring other options in talks with its lenders, shareholders, and others to come up with what was called a long-term solution. and burger king is introducinging an all blacksburger. 're made with black buns, seeds, and cheese. it contains soy sauce and squid ink. only available in japan. not in the u.s. marlie? >> all right. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot, jill.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. in sports the baltimore ravens host the pittsburgh steelers in the debut of "thursday night football" here on cbs. megan alexander has more from m&t stadium in baltimore. >> reporter: the last time these two met was on thanksgiving last year. baltimore won that game. last night they needed a win to even their record after an 0-1 start. baltimore opens the scoring late in the first quarter with a short touchdown catch by owen daniels. he then extends the ravens' lead
the third quarter with a throw from joe flacco. and late in the fourth quarter baltimore running back justin forsyth helps put the game within reach. baltimore would add a field goal to make it 26-6. that would be the final score. after the game ravens receiver steve smith explained how the team addressed the ray rice controversy this week. >> at the end of the day we're football players but we also are men and people go through things and you have to kind of come part mentalize things. it's tough but a at the same time you have to come to work and feed your family. >> reporter: so the win brings the ravens' record 1-1 while pittsburgh falls 1-1. these two teams will meet again in week nine. for cbs news, i'm megan
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america paused to remember the victims of 9/11 on the anniversary of the attacks thursday. in the aftermath of the tragedy, a foundation was started to pay it forward with acts of kindness. anna werner reports. >> reporter: at this farm raising acres in oklahoma, charlie sadler is working around the clock. what do you think everyone here has in common? >> a big heart and great sense of humor. >> reporter: sadler drove 26 hours from his regular job as a new york city police officer to help rebuild the one-day ranch, an animal rescue center. the barn was destroyed last year in one of the tornados that ripped through oklahoma. megan hadley is the owner.
>> it was condemned. we were not allowed to have animals or people in that building ever again. >> reporter: hadley had no means to rebuild it. that's where charlie sadler came in. the two connected through the new york says thank you foundation. the group was started after 9/11 by new yorkers who wanted to thank people all over the country who helped the city heal. every year the foundation chooses a community affected by a natural disaster, and their volunteers help rebuild something that was lost. why do you guys do this. >> to put a smile on somebody's face who's in a bad spot, to make them feel good. that's what it's all about. >> reporter: sadler knows about loss. his close friend new york fireman joe hunter died on 9/11. as a tribute sadler joined the new york police department. then in 20012 he lost his long
island home to hurricane sandy. new york says thank you volunteers helped sadler rebuild his housz. now he's in oklahoma returning the favor. >> do you know what this feels like today? >> i've been on both ends. this end is a lot more fun. >> reporter: some 1,000 people from 18 states came to share in this act of kindless. >> people call this paying it forward. >> mm-hmm. >> what do you call this. >> this year it's a huge blessing for us and next year we'll be paying forward. i'll be wherever we go. i'll be doing this from here on out. >> they say no matter what or where the disaster, they'll show that help and hope are never far away. anna werner, cbs news, oklahoma. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the newest developments in the ray rice case. norah o'donnell has details. plus, analysis of the oscar pistorius very drkt.
. breaking right foul, south african judge has found oscar piss just guilty of cull recall homicide. "eyewitness news" told you yesterday, why the did not convict him of murder in the shooting death of girlfriend reach a steenkamp but found the olympic athlete of a neglect killing. now he could get suspended sentence with a fine or be sent to prison. no word on when the sentence will come down. but we do know it will not be today. it is friday, september 12th, good morning, i'm ukee washington. >> i'm erika von tiehl. more breaking news, convicted kill here escaped from a prison who ohio back behind bars. tj lane broke out of correctional facility in lima with two other inmates last night. he was serving three life sense s