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e today. get involved. the nfl and referees union reach a tentative dale. putting the regular remember officials on the field for tonight's game. >> duelling campaign. president obama and mitt romney take the race for the white house to the key state of virginia today. mona lisa 1.0. there's evidence that leonardo davinci created the original version of the iconic paint this this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, september 27, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. when the baltimore ravens and cleveland browns take the field
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tonight the nfl's regular officiating crews will be calling the game. at the stroke of midnight the league and referees ended a three month lockout of the officials. the deal was struck after two days of marathon negotiations and controversial call to the end of monday night's game. after a series of miscalls, run ins with coaches and players, and on field confusion, the nfl referees are heading to the sideline. the league and officials union agreed on a tentative eight year contract that will put the normal officiating crews back on field. goodell said we look forward to having the finest officials in sports back on field. now it's time to put the focus back on the teams and players where it belongs. >> green bay will have a hard time. >> the two sides got serious about the negotiations after monday night's game between the packers and seahawks, a blown
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call on the last play of the game cost green bay the victory. under the new deal the average pay for the league's refs will rise from $149,000 a year in 2011 to $173,000 next year and $205,000 by 2019. the agreement includes changes to the officials benefits package. some nfl players are glad to see the well refs return. >> we need those guys. they have experience. they have an eye for the game. they understand the players, the coaches, the dynamics of the game. >> after a three month lockout and no game action since last winter will the officials be ready? >> we're aware of the news rules. we've been working on tests and keeping ourselves in shape and we're ready to go at a moment's notice. we could from our perspective do it. it would be up to the league. >> while the regular refs will be on the field for tonight's game the deal is not done yet. the contract has to be ratified
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by 51% of the officials. president obama and mitt romney campaign in virginia today, their first debate next week. yesterday the candidates were in ohio going head-to-head on such issues like taxes and foreign trade. for romney it's a mission in ohio to make up ground on the president with time running out. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. ohio is considered a must-win for both candidates. they've been spending so much time that governor kasich joked they should start paying taxes in the state. it illustrates how important this handful of swing states are. president obama and mitt romney are following each other from one battleground state to another. on wednesday ohio was their target. >> you probably are aware that there's an election going on right now in ohio. >> i believe you're going to
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help me win ohio. >> reporter: today it's a quick flight to virginia. >> we're a compassionate people. >> reporter: on wednesday romney tried to convey a more empathetic candidate. >> we're a charitable people. >> reporter: recent polls shows romney trailing the president on the question of which candidate cares about my needs. but time is running out for governor romney to change voters' minds. early voting is under way in two dozen states. it starts today in iowa and next week in ohio. that has both campaigns stepping up their advertising in see swing states. >> we should measure compassion by how many people can get off of welfare. >> reporter: romney released a new 60 second ad. president obama has out spent mitt romney on tv ads and the attacks have resonated with voters like this republican. >> he really doesn't know the
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common man. >> reporter: the latest poll shows president obama with a ten-point lead over romney in ohio. cbs news has decided to move ohio from undecided to leans obama, a win for the president there would move him 18 electoral votes closer to win. that's 270. >> susan mcginnis in washington. in the nation's capital, vice president joe biden hosted a reception for hispanic leaders last night. he predicted most would see a hispanic president in their lifetime and took a swipe at mitt romney. >> when i hear some of our friends talk about, you know, a nation that is a culture of dependenc dependency, all i have to do is hang out with you guys. i mean it. all they got to do is look around this country and see the vibrancy of what is on the horizon. >> biden added the obama administration was determined to fix the nation's immigration
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policies. the prime minister of israel and palestinian president addressed the united nations general below. mahmoud ahmadinejad wants the u.n. to recognize palestine as an observer state. and israel presented their own outlines. and yesterday egyptian's new president spoke. >> reporter: egypt's new highly elected president made his first appearance. >> translator: today every egyptian shares a sense of self-confidence. >> reporter: he called for the world to step in to end the violence in syria. >> translator: we have to put an to end this tragedy. it is the tragedy of the age. >> reporter: iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad challenged the dominance of world powers in his final address at the u.n. the united states and israel have pledged to do what they must to prevent tehran from
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deeflg nuclear weapon. >> translator: continued threats by the uncivilized zionist to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this reality. >> reporter: u.s. and israeli leaders chose not to attend president mahmoud ahmadinejad's speech here in the u.n. in part because it occurred on yom kippur. demonstrators protested mahmoud ahmadinejad's appearance. >> mahmoud ahmadinejad, again does not represent us all. >> reporter: iranian-americans from across the country joined the protest. >> to send a message that the people of iran stand for democracy, human rights, secular nonnuclear iran. >> reporter: during his speech mahmoud ahmadinejad didn't address his country's nuclear program but did say his nation was committed to peace.
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secretary of state hillary clinton said the work was al qaeda operatives on the cult in benghazi. at a u.n. conference yesterday clinton said al qaeda was exploiting the safety of northern africa to expand its operations. >> now with a larger safe-haven and increased freedom to maneuver, terrorists are seeking to extend their reach and their networks in multiple directions. and they are working with other violence extremists to undermine the democratic transitions under way in north africa as we tragically saw in benghazi. >> libyan officials have said for a while the attack appears to be alaska linked. this morning a battle over internet freedom. google is appealing charge that its senior executive in brazil violated election laws. he was questioned and released by brazilian federal police yesterday. google failed to take down a
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youtube video from its website that a mayoral candidate demanded his lover get abortion. coming up on the morning news on a thursday, rebooting myspace. justin timberlake helps the once popular social network relaunch to a new tune. this is the morning news. we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help people and businesses who were affected, and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy -- and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. we've shared what we've learned with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs in communities across the country. we hired three thousand people just last year.
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nikkei gained half of a percent while the hang seng rose 1%. the housing market continues to make a slow recovery. sales of new homes fell 0.3% last month from july but the medium price of homes during the same time increased by more than 11% to $256,000. that's the biggest one month gain on record. low mortgage rates are fueling the sales of homes. the mixed housing report and news about the growing economic unrest in europe pushed wall street stocks lower. the dow tumbled 44 points on wednesday while the nasdaq lost 24. more american airlines employees will take early buyouts, about 1600 mechanics and maintenance workers could get some $12,000 to $22,500 to leave. 1,200 baggage handlers are expected to follow suit. american filed for bankruptcy protection and offering buyouts in an effort to reduce layoffs.
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fewer companies plan to expand hiring. a survey by the business round table suggests 29% of its member ceos plan to increase hiring over the next six months. that's down from 36% in june when the group released its last survey. ceos are concerned about the economic slow down in china and europe and the possibility of a tax increase here at home in the new year. two major companies are planning a radical change in the way they provide health coverage to their employees. the "wall street journal" says sears will give its workers a fixed sum of money and allow them to choose their medical coverage and insure from an online marketplace. owners of red lobster will do the same. the move is similar from a change of company sponsored pension plans to 0401(k) plans. myspace is trying to make another come back and it's hoping singer justin timberlake can help. he's appearing in a new video
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for the new service. the once social media site lost ground to facebook. i don't know. maybe justin can. great minds think alike. >> thank you so much. singer andy williams is tv and recording artist of the 1960s and '70s. ♪ moon river >> "moon river" and "breakfast at tiffany's" was andy williams signature songs. andy williams died wednesday and was 84 years old. ♪ ♪
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. partly sunny in new york. 72 degrees. 88 in miami. 66 in chicago. 94 in there's a. 83 in los angeles. let's check your national forecast. rain expected for much of the northeast and mid-atlantic states. scattered showers and thunderstorms will extend along the ohio valley and central plains. some of those storms can be severe along the ohio river. upper midwest and great lakes area cool and pleasant. south will be fair and pleasant
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as well. in sports this morning less than a week to go in baseball's regular season, in the tightest divisional race in the american league central the chicago white sox and detroit tigers entering wednesday's action. chicago hosting cleveland. top of the eighth inning, the indians, first homer the year to put cleveland up 6-4. that's the final score. detroit can take sole position of first place. after a solo shot in the fourth detroit comes back. two-run homer. makes it 4-3. later in the inning, austin jackson tie it up here. that's a solo home run. we go the eighth inning, looks like detroit, hits it and into an inning ending double play. and the go ahead run comes home. tigers win it 5-4. in the national league the cardinals trying to hang on for the second wild card spot.
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but the astros complicates those plans. houston breaks a ten game losing streak against the cards with a 2-0 win. former cy young award winner gagne has leveled serious accusations against his teammates. he claims 80% of his teammates on the l.a. dodgers were using performance-enhancing drugs. but he didn't name any names. in 2010 he publicly admitted to using human growth horse monies. he said it ruined hit health, tarnished his reputation. when we come back on a thursday, is it the prequel to mona lisa. claims that leonardo davinci pained this one prior to the one hanging in the louve. whooo! [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego.
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. here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. washington, chance of a thunderstorm, 79.
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atlanta 87 degrees. thunderstorms in st. louis, 76 degrees. same deal in denver 71. sunny in seattle, 75 degrees. police are investigating whether missing teamster leader jimmy hoffa may be buried in a detroit suburb. soil samples will be taken from a driveway of a home. hoffa was last seen alive 37 years ago. the university of california has agreed to pay $1 million to 21 demonstrators who were peppered spray during a protest. video of a police officer spring demonstrators went viral. a peaceful lawful demonstration on this campus was met with hostile police force in major riot gear. >> each demonstrator will receive $30,000 under the
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proposed settlement. their attorneys will receive the rest. the campus police officers shown spring the students was fired. j.k. rollins first book for adults will be released today. rowling is the most successful living writer. she said there's a chance she may write another book for young people. a group in switzerland said it will present proof there's an earlier version of mona lisa. and was done by leonardo davinci at least 11 years before the famous one that now hangs in the louvre. the only thing different is the landscape in the background. some said davinci couldn't have paint the it based on x-rays. coming up after your local news on cbs "this morning" tips on booking your holiday travel,
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. good morning. welcome to 9news now. today is thursday, september 27. the month is almost done. i'm andrea roane. what are you going to be for halloween.
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good morning. i'm mike hydeck. how are you? >> i'm fine. >> howard bernstein, how are you? >> we have the christmas stuff out. halloween hasn't happened yet? we have a decent day. up north you probably have been woken up by some rumbles of thunder. we may see some of that later this evening with the ravens game in baltimore. >> with real refs. more on that in a minute. >> there's a threat of showers and storms. let's talk about the day planner on this thursday morning, friday eve as we like to call it. we're going to warm into the upper 70s by noon with highs in the low 80s here in d.c. some spots north of town will stay in the mid-70s with the 5:00 p.m. temperature back to about 79 degrees. see the rain we've been following. this has hit parts ever the shenandoah valley from winchester north. now it's in the frederick area. we have lightning with this as
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well from frederick toward thurmont, headed toward westminster. this will stay well north of town. might clip down into mount airy and upper montgomery county. temps this morning are in the 60s. upper 60s to near 70 in d.c., by the way and the patuxent river naval air station with mid 60s elsewhere. low 80s d.c. and south. monika? if you're planning to head around town, we already have a couple of things i need to tell you about. i'm going to start off with construction where on the westbound side of route 7, you will find the lanes blocked basically between 66 on the beltway westbound here on route 7. so be aware of that as you travel here in virginia. now let's go over to a live picture on the northbound side of i-95. this is looking fine. no issues through spring field. look how light it is. it looks great heading up to 395. now back to the the maps. an issue up north, just north of the beltway. if you're planning to head here
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on university avenue, blocked in both directions on dennis avenue. a pole is down. be aware of that if you're traveling through that area. the beltway at university running smoothly in both directions. i'll be back with more coming up at 4:39. >> thank you, monika. we begin this morning with a developing story everyone will be talking about today. they're back and most if not all will celebrate this. last night the n.f.l. and the union representing league officials reached an agreement to end the refs lockout. >> the deal means the regular refs will be on the field for this week's game and they start tonight of the the browns- ravens game. the standoff between the refs and the n.f.l. came to a head after this call on monday night which caused green bay to lose to seattle. everybody was moaning about it, made national news.
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roger goodell got 70,000 voice mails which jump started the negotiations between the league and the union once again. in other news, more serious news, d.c. police have arrested three people in the august 18 brutal attack on capitol hill which left a 29-yard man unconscious -- 29-year-old man unconscious. >> after the beating late that night thomas mathis lay bloody. the suspects then went and attacked three other people. >> reporter: he is the father of a 22-month-old baby. he was attacked after he attended a nats game and stopped at this local bar. he was assaulted as he walked home, found on this porch so beaten and incoherent, police thought he was having a seizure. serious brain surgeries, coma, critical condition, now mending


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