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drivers plunge into a river north of seattle when a 58-year-old bridge gives way, raising questions about the safety of america's highways. beaches in the northeast prepare to open for memorial day. the first holiday weekend since superstorm sandy while the government issues a new warning about the hurricane season. >> the bottom line is become weather ready now. prepare for this hurricane season starting today. and eyewitness account. a woman who watched a horrific attack unfold in london tells her part of the story. >> were you not scared for yourself in that situation? >> no. >> why not? captioning funded by cbs
this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, may 24th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, without warning, part of an interstate bridge collapsed into a river in washington state last night. several vehicles plunged into the water, but this morning authorities say no one was killed and just three people were injured. the i-5 bridge located in a rural area about 60 miles north of seattle fell into the skaj it river. interstate 5 is the main north-south freeway on the west coast. susan mcginnis has more. a bridge collapsed on the interstate 5 about halfway between seattle and vancouver. a handful of people and their vehicles plunged into the river. >> rough day. i'm glad to be here breathing. >> he and his wife had to be rescued from the river along with another man. he said the semi trailer in front of him hit the bridge causing the collapse. >> there was a big puff of dust and i hit the brakes.
the weight of the trailer and everything else, we went right off with the bridge as it collapsed into the skaj it river. >> interstate 5 is a heavily traveled highway connecting canada to seattle and the rest of the west coast. >> seattle transportation and commerce and industry and western washington, and we have already started the process tonight of designing a system and detours to accommodate the time period it will take to replace this bridge. >> with the bridge down, traffic is backed up and is being rerouted. the bridge was built in 1955 and state officials say it has passed every inspection. >> the bridge has an efficiency rate of 47 and was tested last year. >> it was considered functionally obsolete but noted it has somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is. susan mcginnis, cbs news.
well, in fact, 759 bridges in washington have a worse rating than the one that collapsed thursday. the hurricane season starts june 1st and forecasters predict an above average number of storms. they expect there will be seven to 11 hurricanes this season. a normal year produces six hurricanes. three to six of them will be major storms with winds exceeding 111 miles an hour, and if you live in a hurricane-prone area, the advice is to prepare now. >> if you live along those shorelines, this is your warning. this is your announcement. look at your family. look at your community. because that's where the question about how vulnerable am i if such a risk arrives on my doorstep. >> last year was the third busiest season on record. ten storms became hurricanes including sandy which killed 147 people even though it had lost hurricane status when it hit shore. well, president obama plans to visit sandy-ravaged jersey
shore after the holiday weekend. mr. obama will tour the coast tuesday meeting with business owners and residents. on long island, the jones bridge which suffered serious damage from sandy reopened yesterday. it took several months to prepare the beach. buildings were lost. there was significant beach erosion, and entire parking lots disappeared. other beaches on long island are still being prepared. in moore, oklahoma, now, three young victims of the tornado will be buried today. a public memorial service for all 24 victims will be held sunday night and now the question for many in this storm-ravaged town is whether to rebuild or move on. bigad shaban is in moore. bigad, good morning. >> reporter: anne-marie, good morning to you. for one couple we met, answering the question was extremely painful. they were in the home when the tornado came through, and they barely made it out alive. this closet is one of the few
things left standing in the haywoods' home. they huddled there when the 200-mile-an-hour tornado blew through and destroyed their house. what makes the pain so strong being back here now? >> we don't have a place to stay. grandkids can't visit. and everything -- >> reporter: it took less than a minute for the twister to leave the couple homeless. >> by about the time i shut the door, i think it was 20, 30 seconds later we heard the roar of the tornado. >> reporter: the haywoods want to rebuild in moore but they say it would be too difficult to return to this neighborhood. >> it's just become scary, you know. it's hard to sleep now, you know, hearing the sounds. the sound comes back, and you wake up. >> reporter: once the storm
came, she headed to the closet, a place she felt safe in before. >> my kids are in the military and some came out. when the war would come out, i would always go in the closet to call them guys. >> reporter: the haywoods are now picking up the pieces and are hoping to rebuild out of harm's way. and they hope to stay with relatives until they're able to rebuild. meanwhile the mayor here in moore plans to introduce an ordinance that would require all new homes to have storm shelters. this morning some republican leaders say president obama is underestimating the current strength of al qaeda. yesterday as he outlined a shift in policy on fighting terrorism, the president said the threat from the terrorist group was narrowing but he made no policy for the extensive use of drone strikes during his administration. major garrett reports.
>> reporter: president obama says the threat of terror will never be eliminated but that 12 years after 9/11 the fight can and must be conducted on a smaller scale. >> from our use of drones to the detention of terror suspects, the decisions that we are making now will define the type of nation and world that we leave to our children. >> reporter: mr. obama has deployed drones more aggressively than president obama. for that the president offered no apologies. >> dozens of highly skilled al qaeda commanders, makers, and bomb makers have been taken off the battlefield. plots have been disrupted that would have targeted national aviation, u.s. transit systems, european cities, and our troops in afghanistan. simply put, these strikes have saved lives. >> reporter: but they have also killed hundreds of civilians and this week he ordered sharp new drillings on it without the
pentagon calling the shots. >> and before any strike is taken there must be a certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured. >> reporter: the justice department acknowledged that four u.s. americans had been killed during drone strikes. >> when a u.s. citizen goes abroad to wage war against america, his citizenship should no more serve as a shield than a sniper shooting down on an innocent crowd should be protected from a s.w.a.t. team. >> reporter: mr. obama urged the military to close guantanamo bay, cuba. to that end he'll send 8 f of the 186 terror suspects already cleared for release to other countries. >> imagine the future ten years from now, 20 years from now when the united states of mek is still holding people who have been charged with no crime on a piece of land that is not part of our country. >> reporter: top republicans say
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london after an off-duty british soldier was hacked on the streets on tuesday. two more arrests were made yesterday. mark phillips has more. >> reporter: the victim has been confirmed as 25-year-old soldier lee rigby, married with a 2-year-old son, a drummer in an army band who had done an active duty tour in afghanistan. police were searching the murder scene for evidence, but it seems clear who has blood on their hands. michael and another man as yet unnamed have been identified as the killers, caught ranting on phone cameras after they had been seen hacking their victim to death. >> you people will never be safe. >> reporter: he was a convert to islam who had developed his anti-western views while attending the rallies of the radical muslim cleric. >> do you con ddemn what he did yesterday? >> i don't think it helps. >> reporter: both the accused killers had been investigated by
police, but neither was deemed a threat to life. the flowers being laid on the site of the murder are a testament to the fact that security assessment was tragically wrong. what happened hero ed here is doubt. what is in question is how much the police knew about the two attackers and why they didn't act before they killed and also whether this was a one-off tragedy or possibly the beginning of a new round of terr terror. mark phillips, cbs news, london. she was one of the first people at the scene of the killing and she spoke with one of the alleged attackers who was covered in blood. >> he said, don't touch. i killed him. i said why. he's a british soldier. he killed people, muslim people in muslim ual contact
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the country. new york, cloudy with showers. miami, afternoon thunderstorms. but sunny in chicago. thunderstorms as well in dallas. los angeles, partly sunny, with a high of 72. and time now for a check of the national forecast. showers and thunderstorms, some of which could be severe, will stretch from the dakotas to oklahoma. thunderstorms, hail, and isolated tornadoes are possible in northeast colorado. on the "cbs moneywatch" now, a new fee for at&t customers and a hero in a kidnapping case gets a fast food reward. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning, ashley. >> good morning to you, anne-marie. asian markets were mixed after heavy losses on thursday. tokyo's nikkei rebounded gaining nearly 1.5% while hong kong's hang seng lost a quarter percent. the dow finished 12 points lower.
the nasdaq lost 3 points. at&t has add add new 61-cent monthly fee for wireless lines. the charge could bring in $518 million next year. at&t defended the add-on saying it covers numerous expenses. a consumer watchdog group criticized the fee as a price increase. an 87-year-old chicago area woman who sued real estate develop donald trump for $6 million lost her case. jacqueline claims she was a victim of a bait-and-switch tactic when she bought two condos from trump. a chicago jury disagreed. they said trump had the right to amend the contract that goldberg sign signed. a year-long investigation alleges they cheated customers by selling cheap liquor for premium prices. authorities say one bar mixed rubbing alcohol with carmel
coloring and sold it as scotch. the establishments could lose their licenses or have them suspended. consumers will have new information about the meat they buy. new federal rules requires labels on packages to indicate where the animals were born, raised, and slaughtered. they do not apply to ground beef though. meat and grocery organizations say the new rules will lead to higher prices. farmers organizations and consumer groups support the change. and free mcdonald's food for one year. that's charles ramsey's reward for helping to rescue those three women who were held captive in a cleveland house. ramsey said in an interview that he was eating mcdonald's when the story unfolded. not to be outdone, though, other cleveland restaurants promised ramsey free hamburgers for life. i don't think he'll ever go hungry then. >> i bet he was eating at a steakhouse instead.
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that his girlfriend did not actually cyst. neither did the bobbleheads. as you can see, the boxes are empty. and one college baseball fan has taken it. they've interrupted postgame interviews with bizarre behavior all year long. here's a look at some of the best of them. one player carried like he's about to be roast oefrd a flame and others jousted. the team finished with a losing record but it's obvious they had a whole lot of fun after the game. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the latest on the interstate bridge collapse in -- north of seattle. plus, "let's make a deal" host wayne brady. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news."
people in mexico city are keeping an eye on a nearby volcano. it spewed out smoke and ash more than a mile high yesterday. it's the latest in a series of recent explosions. the at the volcano known as popo officials are preparing for a possible emergency evacuation. the last time popo erupted was 13 years ago. in california a three-day celebration kicked off thursday to honor hundreds of vietnam-era prisoner of war. it comes on the 40th anniversary of a star-studded dinner president nixon hosted for them at the white house. teresa garcia has more on the p.o.w. reunion. >> reporter: nearly 200 american veterans in prison during the vietnam war reunited to celebrate more than four decades
of freedom. navy commander edward alvarez is a p.o.w. who spent the most years in captivity. he was 26 when his plane was shot down. >> i was held for eight and half years. >> reporter: in 1973 president nixon held a dinner at the white house to honor more than 600 returning p.o.w.s. more than 40 years later the nixon library is marking the occasion with ceremonies and another dinner friday. the menu for this anniversary dinner includes sirloin steak, potatoes, and mousse. it's almost the exact same menu that was served in 1973. white house staffers said they chose the dishes to represent american food that the returning p.o.w.s dreamed of in captivity. singer tony orlando spoke about his iconic song "tie a yellow ribbon," which he performed at the white house gala. >> the opening line of that song is their mothers' and wives' prayers, i'm coming home, i've done my time.
>> reporter: president nixon embroiled in watergate resigned about a year after tinder, but the former p.o.w.s remembered nixon as the man who secured their freedom. for these surviving veterans, this reunion is like coming home again. teresa garcia, cbs news, your ba linda, california. coming up on "cbs this morning," the latest on the scotland yard hacking of the british soldier. we'll go live to london. plus predictions for this hurricane season. we'll get the update from meteorologist david bernard. and an update on barbara garcia who was reunited with her dog bowser who became an internet hit. and finally in a galaxy not so far away, the largest lego model. the replica of a star wars starfighter was unveiled in times square. it's 42 times larger than that retail model that you buy in stores. it's 11 feet tall and has a wing
>> 50 years ago? >> hey!! [ laughter ] >> oh, good morning. >> happy birthday to you, today, michelle. >> thank you. >> very exciting day ahead. >> i'm not telling you how many candles are on my cake, either. >> that's okay. as long as there's cake, we're fine! [ laughter ] >> around the bay area today, on this friday we are seeing a couple of patches of fog outside. not as windy this morning temperatures running in the 40s and 50s. we'll have your holiday forecast coming up. >> a lot of people headed out of town a little early got a jump-start to the long holiday weekend. traffic overall a little lighter than we typically see. live look at the golden gate bridge. there is overnight roadwork. we'll show you where coming up. >> we have a holiday and birthday. >> guess so. >> thanks. engineers are trying to determine what caused an interstate 5 bridge to collapse sending a car and pickup plunging into a river. it happened about 7 yesterday evening in skagit county, washington, halfway between seattle and vancouver. i-5 is the main route between