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& mcginnis in charlotte with more
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this morning.harlotte with more susan, good morning to you. hi, gofrpg terrell. the convention kicks off here in uptown charlotte with an event called carolina fest. but as the festivities get under way, the republicans are making their presence known. >> president obama continues his march to charlotte with a campaign stop in ohio today. but a member of the republican ticket will reach north carolina first. vice presidential candidate paul ryan campaigns in greenville today and will come armed with one question.
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are you better off today than you were four years ago? >> the president needs to explain why he didn't do what he said he was going to do. >> democrats say let's not forget how bad things were four years ago. >> in the couquarter before the president took office, we -- our financial system was on the verge of collapse. we were passing bank bailouts to ensure our system could stay afloat. that's what was happening before the president took office. >> obamas aids -- it was a week of personal attacks, empty plat tuds and where the one thing you were left with, they really think that lying is a virtue. >> here in charlotte, some of the biggest questions are about security. local and federal police say they're prepared to keep everyone safe. >> about 800 protesters marched through uptown charlotte sunday. police stood by as the protest moved along peacefully. the massive police presence has
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many here unconcerned about potential violence. >> there seems to be police at every block and on every station. >> it isn't all protests and politics. >> lot of fun things happen. >> the convention kicks off today with a labor day celebration called carolina fest. with vendors, food and entertainment from monet, jeff bridges and james taylor. >> republicans are staging a first-ever counter convention here this week. there will be -- some of the high level speakers weigh saw in tampa. like you build it monopoly and you build it legos. terrell, plenty of kleenex where they'll be saying breaking up is hard to do. >> here we go. susan mcginnis in charlotte, north carolina. the democrats are holding their convention in charlotte because winning north carolina is key to capturing an election day victory. president obama won the state by a slim margin in 2008, white men gave mr. obama the edge he
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needed. this time, their vote isn't a sure thing. chip reid reports. larry phillips bought into barack obama's message of hope and change four years ago. now phillips has buyer's remorse. >> what he promised, we never got those promises. >> phillips is frustrated by washington gridlock and the growing federal debt. >> a leader should come in, doesn't matter what party you're on, should compromise to get something accomplished. >> this year, phillips is switching his vote from mr. obama to mitt romney. >> we need somebody with a business background. somebody that knows that if you've got a million dollars to work with, you can't spend $2 million. >> in 2004, democratic presidential candidate john kerry won just one in four white male votes here in north carolina. four years later, barack obama won one in three white male votes. that improvement was key to his victory in this important battleground state. now, with the president
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struggling to hang on to those votes, he's counting on people like this publisher. >> he saved the banking community from a collapse. that saved many small business frs having their lines of credit eliminated. he kept it from becoming a depression. he's worked very hard to soften the impact of that economic downturn and i think he's actually turned the corner on it. >> bank analyst josh brown isn't so sure. as a first-time voter in 2008, he went with mr. obama. >> i believe that he had the better economic plan at the time in that government spending could help prop up the economy. and during the first two years of his presidency, it seemed that that was working. and now we've sort of stalled out and stagnated. >> what america needs is jobs, lots of jobs. >> but brown isn't yet persuaded by governor romney. he wants to hear more about his plan for the economy. >> when it comes down to the
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election, what are you going to decide? do you want a ceo or do you want someone who inspires you and could inspire a nation to greatness. >> how north carolina's undecided male voters decide could make the difference in this state. chip reid, cbs news. charlotte. president obama is expected to visit louisiana today. he'll assess the damage from hurricane isaac and recovery efforts as manuel bojorquez reports, five days later, floodwaters remain high, thousands of people in shelters and power out for almost a quarter million people. >> oh, man, we're getting ready to get washed away here. >> this video shows isaac's wrath as a category 1 hurricane. water drowning neighborhoods in plaquemine parish. >> people don't realize how fast water rises and how fast it can turn into rapids. i was terrified for the people in this area. >> he's a flood manager for
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plaque pin parish. he was behind the camera and spent the weekend assessing the damage. >> a lot of homes totally lost. a lot of people's lives totally lost over here. >> more than 6 feet of water remain in parts of plaquemine parrish. new orleans levee system kept the city dry but 12 parishes experienced flooding, two of them severe. >> we faced hurricane katrina and even hurricane isaac, it was the lord who stood by our side. >> at greater liberty baptist church in new orleans ninth ward, this pastor led his congregation through a sunday service without electricity. >> how many people in your congregation are affected by isaac right now. >> well, all of them. all are affected one way or the other. >> none more than pastor woods. when hurricane katrina flooded his new orleans home, he left and started over 30 miles west in la place. >> sometimes my street would
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flood a little bit, but never like this. >> his new house took on 5 feet of water. those floodwaters are receding, but he hasn't been back. he says he's needed here. >> the lord has taught me a long time ago, you can cry. after you cry, you still got to do what you got to do. >> have you had your cry? >> oh, yeah, i had my cry. i shook it off and we got to go forward. that's it. >> manuel bojorquez, cbs news, la place, louisiana. more oil and gas workers are returning the drilling rigs and plat formgs in the gulf of mexico. it cut oil and gas production by 50 to 75%. full production is not expected for a few days. gas line prices with up 8 cents. $3.82 is the national average now. industry analysts expect prices to come down later this month as summer demand drops. thousands of visitors to the
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forests in california are ordered to evacuate as a fast-moving wildfire continues to grow. it spread to at least 5.5 square miles. it apparently started near a campground sunday afternoon. hundreds of firefighters, four helicopters and four tanker planes are trying to stop it from spreading. wildfires in nebraska and -- tripled in size and fewer than 24 hours, they're burning more than 285 square miles. the fires damaged at least ten homes and 50 other buildings in the two states. coming up next on this labor day, caught on tape. trouble at a monster truck rally when a vehicle plows into the spectator stand in oregon. this is the morning news. [ rosa ] i'm rosa and i quit smoking with chantix. when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation,
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hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries. the owner of the motor sports complex says the truck's hydraulic system failed. investigators are trying to determine the cause a deadly jet crash in iowa. glenn smith of texas died when his plane went down on saturday. smith lost control of the jet while flying in formation in quad city airport. it burst into flames. the show continued sunday and included a missing man formation tribute to smith. two people were killed when a car filled with explosives rammed a u.s. government suv in pakistan this more than. the suv was attacked after it left the consulate in peshawar. 19 people were injured, including two americans. the u.s. embassy says no americans were killed in the attack. august was the deadliest month in the syrian civil war. activists say about 5,000 people were killed last month. the highest number in the nearly year and a half long revolt. many of the deaths were
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attributed to increased strikes by government forces. the u.s. suspended the training of some afghan forces after a sharp increase in so-called insider attacks. 34 such attacks this year left 45 service members killed, at least 12 of the attacks occurred in august killing 15. the u.s. military plans to recheck the backgrounds of afghan police and soldiers. 13 days of mourning begin in south korea for the reverend sung mung moon. the founder of the unification church died after being hospitalized with pneumonia. moon built his church into a multibillion dollar business including schools and a ski resort. he conducted mass weddings involving thousands of couples. his followers were called moonies. sung mung moon was 92. up next, your labor day weather forecast. in sports, if at first you don't succeed, tr try and then try
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for the ohio valley and mid-atlantic states. alabama and the carolinas, much of the same. hot and dry for the southern plains and the southwest. cooler temperatures will arrive in the northern rockies and upper midwest. the west coast should remain dry. in sports this morning, first place in the american league central on the line last night in detroit. the tigers trying to claw their way into a tie with the white sox. game tied at 1 in the sixth. a three-run homer to make it 4-1 tigers. justin verlander strikes out 11. the tigers win this thing, 4-2. the braves trying to avoid a sweep. philly trailing. 40-year-old chipper jones delivers a walk-off three-run shot to right that caps a five-run ninth inning rally. the braves win it. a teenager goes deep deep for the rangers. he homers in this first major league at-bat. the hotshot prospect is just the third teenager to accomplish that feat in major league
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history. the rangers top the indians 8-3. a farewell tour isn't over. roddick entered the stadium to huge applause. last week roddick said he would retire once he's eliminated from the tournament. hits a shot between his legs but roddick returns it for the winner. roddick wins the match in four sets. he will face 2009 champion in the fourth round. it was a hole to forget. the 2011 masters champ, charles schwartzel. he rims out. then he tries again. misses again. schwartzel tries left-handed trying to be fancy. misses again. just pick it up and put it in the hole. he finally sinks it on his fourth try. he finished the round eight over par and will probably put the clubs away for a little while now.
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when we come back, toddlers and tablets. plenty of kids love playing with high tech toys, but is it too much too soon in parent and experts weigh in. on a walk, walk, walk. love to walk. yeah, we found that wonderful thing. and you smiled. and threw it. and i decided i would never, ever leave it anywhere. because that wonderful, bouncy, roll-around thing... had made you play. and that... had made you smile. [ announcer ] beneful. play. it's good for you. here's one story. i'm sean. i switched to advil® 10 months ago. biking can be really tough on the lower back and your upper thighs. you have some nasty aches and pains. i really like advil® because it takes care of it all. neck ache, shoulder pain and definitely lower back pain. i use advil® because my wife, she's a nurse, she recommended it. [ male announcer ] make the switch.
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here's a look at the weather. in d.c., showers and thunderstorms, 84 degrees. same deal in atlanta, 87. sunny and humid in st. louis, 88 degrees. afternoon thunderstorms in denver, 88. mostly sunny skies in seattle, 73 degrees. you know what, these days there's no escaping high tech gadgets like smartphones and tablets. so it's no surprise that young children have become especially skilled at kroog them. we take a closer look. >> for 4-year-old michael garner, this isn't just play time. he's under surveillance. several cameras, a bank of monitors and a team of researchers plot his every move. jody sherman la vas manages the learning team at leapfrog, a
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maker of high tech education al toys. >> do you think kids are learning faster and better than we were 30 years ago because of this technology? >> i think kids learn best when they're engaged and having fun. >> it's not just that technology is getting more sophisticated. it's that kids, younger and younger, seem to be mastering it. >> it's amazing. i think we've all seen you-tube videos infants swiping on the iphone and knowing how to change pages. they adapt to the technology so quickly. >> too quickly says child psychologist dave swanson. the less time they'll be socializing outside with other kids and socializing with other parent. >> technology is part of a balanced diet. so, you know, i still take the kids outside to the park every day, make sure they interact with other kids? preschool, play dates. >> there's an age label on the ipad. three and up. ceo john barber cautions that parents shouldn't push.
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>> the last thing you want to do is disappoint your child or frustrate your child because you're asking them to do something at that age they're not capable of doing properly. that's not winning. >> andrew garner, michael's dad works on computers all day long. he says it comes down to responsibility. >> technology is not going away. it's kind of like learn it, don't abuse it. but take advantage of it. because it's there. >> so as adults debate what kid should and shouldn't be doing, michael is just having fun. cbs news, emeryville, california. they should have put a revolving door at a jail for this new hampshire woman. 53-year-old joyce coffee was arrested four times in 26 hours last week. the first three arrests were for blasting music from her home, included acdc's highway to hell. he was allegedly arrested for throwing a frying pan at her nephew. police say alcohol may have played a role in her series of
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anyway. >> howard bernstein is here. welcome back. >> jessica doyle. people want to take the last dip in the pool. >> it's warm enough. yesterday was in the 80s and muggy. once again today in the 80s and once again the threat of showers and storms thanks to isaac. you remember isaac that really pummeled the gulf coast. for us it's giving us scattered showers and storms. we'll see temperatures at noon around 80. scattered showers and storms through the evening. southeast winds 5 to 10. yesterday, we had big gully washers in a few spots. low to mid-70s right now. annapolis 79 degrees. the bay temps are still way up there. la plata 72 along with martinsburg and leesburg. culpeper also 72 degrees. yesterday evening we had some big time thunderstorms. in the afternoon they were down south.
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watch here right in the metro. boom from the metro and south. there was some flooding being reported. howard university metro station, there was water on the tracks. kind of interesting to see how the water flowed in there. very local downpours. 78 for andrews to low 80s. upper 70s to low 80s because we're expecting the clouds, the showers and storms. not all day but the threat will be with us all day. let's go to monika at 4:27 with timesaver nothing? timesaver nothing. a whole lot of nothing which is good. some of us do have to go to work today and that's what i'm here for, just for you, a couple people in washington. if you're planning to head northbound on i-95, those two cars heading up from triangle to woodbridge, they're doing fine. no issues to report. no hov today as you head on to 395. let's take a live look over at edsall road. again, there's one car right there. no problems to the 14th street bridge. back over to the maps this time
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coming in from the north. no problems from frederick on 270. we're looking great all the way to the point where the lanes divide. for those of you concerned about the bay bridge, we'll take a live look there. well, it's like a ghost town. i'll be back in a few minutes with more of nothing at 4:39. the remnants of hurricane isaac, tropical depression, you name it has left flooded areas. >> d.c. fire and ems responded to several calls for vehicles stuck in high water. matt jablow has more on isaac's impact here in the district. >> reporter: for a few hours the two-block section of rhode island northwest could easily have passed for parts of the hurricane battered gulf coast. >> within the one block, it's a valley. where all the rain comes, it just floods all the basement apartments. >> reporter: the intense downpours that deluged the
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northern parts of the district had an especially damaging effect on rhode island avenue it 1st and 3rd streets where several cars were stranded in several feet of water and where one driver had to be rescued by the fire department. >> we had a situation with about 3 or 4 feet of water. >> reporter: eric miller says major flooding here is nothing new. in fact, he said it's becoming pretty regularly although an extremely normal part of life. >> every time a storm is coming, people say brace for impact. people get from frustrated because we don't know what's going to happen. >> reporter: the city knows about the problem but has done nothing to fix it. luckily no one was hurt last night. metro also suffered from flooding issues from yesterday's heavy rain. this is howard university metro station. that's water covering the tracks. last night both green and


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