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scott greene was arrested yesterday afternoon charged with two counts of murder. court records show greene had serious money problems and had abused his mother. a search dog found his gun and car. >> we did locate his car. it was bogged down in a wooded area. it appears to have been stuck and abandoned by mr. greene. we did find a gun. we do believe probably it is the firearm used in the attack. >> if convicted, greene would receive an automatic life sentence without the possibility the season is over for the harvard men's soccer team, cancelled because of sexual comments made about members of the women's team. the student newspaper broke the story and it uncovered a document from 2012 in which team members rated the attractiveness of members of the women's team including lewd comments. the university president said the so-called scouting reports appeared to be widespread and continued through this season.
cubs, something you haven't heard in 108 years, will be honored with a parade and rally today. millions are expected. today has been proclaimed world champion chicago cubs day in illinois. the parade moves down michigan avenue to grant park for a rally. the celebration comes two days after the cubs dramatic game seven extra inning win over cleveland 8-7. coming up on the "morning news." reconsidering recruitment. why the pentagon may soon allow users to join the ranks of the military. and luxury retailer neiman marcus dishes up some controversy.
cronkite was born 100 years ago today. you can see andy rooney's tribute to him by going to cbsnews.com. the u.s. military is considering easing recruiting standard and huge fine against penn state. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. "the philadelphia inquirer" reports that penn state faces a 2.4 million dollar fine linked to the jerry sandusky case. the university is charged with breaking crime reporting rules. federal officials say campus police concealed their investigation of child football coach. "the washington post" reports the deaths of at least 239 migrants in the tren. the u.n. says they drowned this week in two ship wrecks near libya. it is the death toll that is the highest trying to reach migrants by sea. more than 4,200. the bbc analyzes a court ruling of britain's plan to leave the european union. the ruling, yesterday, said parliament must vote before
britain voted in june to leave the eu. the "los angeles times" says the pentagon might ease its standards for recruits. defense secretary ash carter wants to make sure prospects are not excluded because they are tattooed, overweight, or use marijuana. the pentagon wants to attract tech savvy people needed to fight future wars which rely less on ground infantry. "the new york times" looks ahead to the next steps called for in the paris climate change treaty. the historic 195-nation deal takes effect today. supporters say trillions of dollars must be raised to stop industrial polluters and reverse the rise of oil consumption. still to come. drama at the beach. a group of people get together to try to rescue a whale that stranded itself on shore. >> announcer: this portion of the "cbs morning news" sponsored
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at eight tons. those are some hardy good samaritans. on the cbs "moneywatch." fallout over defective japanese airbags and collard greens controversy. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. stocks on wall street on their longest losing streak since 2008, down for the eighth consecutive day, as worries about the election haunt investors. the dow dropped nearly 29 points. the s&p closed nine points lower. trading of shares of takata halted this morning that the japanese maker is preparing for a possible bankruptcy filing for its u.s. division. the takata exploding airbag scandal resulted in the largest recall in u.s. history. the japanese newspaper nikkei
investment bank to help secure a financial sponsor. >> and stocks plunged after u.s. government is considering filing charges for alleged price fixing. the justice department could file the first charges by the year's end, according to the reports. the antitrust investigation started about two years ago and involves more than a dozen companies. the industry has come under intense criticism for these spiraling costs of some drugs. the number of taxpayer identity theft reports is down dramatically, according to the irs. it says the crackdown included information sharing between government agencies and private tax preparers. the irs says there was nearly a 50% drop in confirmed fraudulent tax returns and reports of identity thefts this year. and every year, the luxury retailer neiman marcus offers extravagant gifts in its christmas book, but one of this year's gift is causing a bit of a stir. it's a thanksgiving dinner item.
but it costs $66, plus $15.50 for shipping. of course, they are seasoned with, quote, just the right amount of spices and bacon. hefty price there. >> better than grandmas, for sure! >> exactly. >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, jill. still ahead, a breakout tv star. the u.s. ambassador to denmark become the unlikely star of a reality show. >> i have the best job in the world and the only way you can explain it to people is by living. this is just your average wednesday! ay, my "future self" will thank me. thank you. thank you! how do i get stuck in an air duct? nearly 50 years of experience has taught us: no matter what e future holds, you're always better off healthy.
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practiced behind closed doors, but when an american ambassador pulled back the curtain on his life, he became a tv star. mark phillips reports. >> reporter: rufus gifford is a different kind of ambassador. >> on this one, i'm not certain i can give you anything reassuring. >> reporter: he's the media star kind. >> thank you so much! >> reporter: and this is his show. >> i have the best job in the world. and the only way you can really explain it to peops >> reporter: rufus gifford, ambassador to denmark, is a former obama fund-raiser and political appointee who took the idea of transparency in government to a place no man has gone before. he led danish tv cameras in to film his work and his life. >> show you around. >> wonderful. >> reporter: the catch entitled "i am the ambassador from america" was supposed to draw a small cult audience of foreign
>> we thought if we were lucky, we might have had 50,000 danes tune in. >> reporter: instead, the danes rolled in and tuned in in their hundreds of thousands. the show's executive producer, eric struvahanson, is still in shock. >> he looks like a hollywood star. perfect smile. good looking. smart. and so on. >> reporter: an american from central casting? >> yeah. >> reporter: but apart from a enter kitchen left, rufus' partner stephen. >> should be home by 7:00. i think evening is free. >> free? >> yeah. >> reporter: the two decided what they needed, and maybe what the show needed, was a good new fashioned wedding. theirs! >> i therefore proclaim that you are legally married. congratulations. >> reporter: it was a happy day, a big hit, and more. >> there was an element of diplomacy there. there were politics. whatever you want to call it.
>> this is -- we were in copenhagen city hall were the first same sex unions of the world took place. stephen and i got married. >> reporter: naturally, the awards followed. >> rufus gifford! >> oh, gosh. oh, man! >> reporter: having conquered denmark, the show has now been picked up by netflix and is running around the world. >> you never know what sells on tv. >> reporter: that is true, that is true. the ambassador turned accidental tv star is going global and diplomacy may never be the same. mark phillips, cbs news, copenhagen. coming up on "cbs this morning," late show host stephen colbert. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." >> reporter: it's the conspiracy pigeon. what is it? come in, pigeon!
here is another look at this morning's top story. the race for the white house has tightened. a cbs news/"the new york times" poll finds hillary clinton has a three-point lead over donald trump nationally. down from nine points just a few weeks ago. both campaigns are trying to rally supporters in critical states. in north carolina, yesterday, trump pounded away at clinton's private e-mails, while clinton tied trump to racist. >> donald trump was endorsed by the official newspaper of the ku klux klan. >> she was more interested in keeping her e-mails a secret than in keeping our classified intelligence a secret. >> both trump and clinton campaigns are in critical states. today, ohio and pennsylvania.
cbs news newsman walter cronkite helped steer the nation into the computer age. as jamie yuccas reports, it was a bit of a bumpy ride. >> a big election night, 1952. >> reporter: it was the first national broadcast of a presidential election. the 1952 race between dwight eisenhower and stevenson. walter cronkite was in the anchor chair. >> general eisenhower is leading at this particular moment. >> reporter: it was the first time the network used a computer to predict the outcome of an election. >> this is not a joke or a trick. it's an experiment. we think it's going to work. >> reporter: newsman charles cullingwood struggled to explain the univac, house the several miles away. >> on the right of the univac is something that looks like a typewriter. that is the way univac talks.
univac? have you anything to say to the television audience? you're a very impolite machine, i must say. you got a prediction for us, univac? >> reporter: the team also struggled with the early version of a hands-free microphone. >> i'll put on this gadget. is that all right? >> reporter: for reporter doug edwards, it led to an on-air mishap. >> the republican -- excuse me. >> reporter: even with a few hiccups, the newscast was considered a triumph for cbs news, as well as for univac. >> he can remember 15 million digits, as well as alphabetical character. >> reporter: cronkite helped steer the nation into the start of the computer age. jamie yuccas, cbs news, new york. a reminder. cbs news election night coverage begins tuesday, at 7:00 eastern, 6:00 central and watch all day on our streaming network cbsn. coming up after your local
vegas strip has tourists scrambling for a place to sleep. we're tracking what's next for guests over at paris. ((kirsten joyce)) >> plus... top campaign surrogates making a stop in the valley as we wind down on the campaign trail. the common message both sides of the isle are echoing... four days ahead of the election. ((brian loftus)) >> and... we are seeing a possible record-breaking warm up in the valley.. how long it could last into the weekend. 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((kirsten joyce)) thanks for joining us on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader. i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) >> and i'm brian loftus. in about 2 hours we are expecting to learn more details on the massive power outage the occurred at paris on the strip. ((brian loftus)) the hotel is getting back to businees this morning after a worker accidently cut the main power line yesterday..