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caught in the cross fire. president obama makes a historic visit to burma urging leaders of the long isolated country to embrace democracy. are you ready for black friday? some shoppers are already lined up to kick off the holiday shopping season but will shoppers spend enough to meet retailers expectations? and nature's power on full display as a massive waterspout threatens to touch down on dry land. this is "the cbs morning news" for monday, november 19th, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning, no signs of a letup in the fighting between israeli forces and palestinian militants on the gaza strip. israeli air strikes hit dozens of suspected targets overnight. an israeli missile destroyed two homes in a residential neighborhood, killing at least two children, according to gaza officials. militants fired more than 100 rockets on israel yesterday.
peace efforts are under way in cairo. susan mcginnis is in washington watching it all this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. the big worry now is a ground invasion on the part of israel and that is something that washington and other nations are working to keep from happening. a bomb shook gaza city awake monday morning. the abbas headquarters was just one of 80 sites the israeli military says it targeted in overnight attacks. palestinian officials say two adults and two children were killed in the early morning bombing. dozens more are missing, presumed buried under the rubble. this sixth day of air strikes follows an israeli offensive sunday that led to the deadliest day of attacks yet, at least 29 palestinians were killed, including four children when a bomb hit this apartment building. israeli officials say hamas is
using civilian buildings as cover to launch rockets across the border. in tel aviv, people on the street ran for cover when sirens signaled an approaching rocket. israel's iron-dome defense system has intercepted more than 240 rockets. during a trip to asia, president obama warned israel about expanding into a ground war, but he defended israel, fighting back. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. >> reporter: u.n. supreme cour general ban ki-moon is there today. thousands of tanks and rocket launchers are waiting to cross the border. so cease-fire talks continue in egypt and the president says we'll have to see how much progress can be made in the next 24, 36, 48 hours. terrell? >> susan mcginnis in washington, starting us off this morning.
susan, thank you so much. speaking of the president, this morning he became the first american president to visit the asian nation of burma, a country known for its repressive military rule. the president's brief six-hour visit just ended. it included a meeting with long-time democracy activist aung san suu kyi. mr. obama said her release from years of house arrest and her election to parliament shows the country's progress towards democracy. >> i want to make a pledge to the people of this country that i am confident we can keep. that is, if we see continued progress towards reform, our bilateral ties will grow stronger and we'll do everything we can to help ensure success. >> the u.s. is expected to announce the resumption of aid programs to burma, depending on further reforms. today the burmese government began to release dozens of political prisoners. the president's next stop is cambodia. to the growing controversy now over the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya.
some republicans are accusing the obama administration of a cover-up. four americans died in the attack. lawmakers want to know who was behind the so-called talking points used by the administration to explain what happened and why the final draft left out cia conclusions that al qaeda was involved. >> what is most disturbing, in my estimation, is the discrepancy about those talking points and the reality that existed on the ground and why the administration wasn't able to get the information in a more accurate picture of what transpired and delivered to the american people with confidence. >> lawmakers say former cia director david petraeus testified that the al qaeda reference was removed from the talking points though he wasn't sure why or by whom. the white house said the only change it made to the talking points was a factual edit. the woman whose extramarital affair with petraeus cost him his job is telling friends she is devastated by the fallout. paula broadwell and her family
arrived at their north carolina home yesterday. a friend says she regrets the damage she's done to her family and everyone else and wants to move forward. back to the president and the fiscal cliff now, during his asia trip, mr. obama said we're going to need a lot of prayer to solve a mix of tax hikes and spending cuts due to kick in at the beginning of next year. wyatt andrews reports. >> reporter: with the president in asia and congress already home for thanksgiving, the fiscal cliff is on temporary hold but with both sides signaling optimism. >> i'm confident that we can get our fiscal situation dealt with. >> i believe we can do this and avert the fiscal cliff that is right in front of us today. >> this new tone of optimism has not changed old partisan positions. democrats still insist there has to be a tax increase on the wealthy. >> if it's going to bring in revenue and the president made it very clear that the higher
income people have to pay their fair share. >> reporter: republicans still say their side isn't budging until the president agrees to cut spending. >> the two sides have identified the tax revenue that we're willing to discuss and now it's time to talk about the spending reduction. >> reporter: the deadline for solving the fiscal cliff is january 1st. but to many, the economy needs an agreement much sooner. >> hopefully it's possible by the middle of december so the confidence of the markets and most importantly, the confidence of the consumers returns to infuse our economy with demand which creates jobs. >> reporter: during this week's thanksgiving break, congressional budget experts will be crunching the numbers for the real negotiations a week from now, looking at what combination of new revenues and spending cuts could pull the nation back from the fiscal cliff. wyatt andrews, cbs news, washington.
"cbs money watch" now. optimism overç the fiscal cliff gives stocks a boost. you might not have had your last twinkie, god, i hope not. >> good morning to you. asian markets up today on fiscal cliff progress. the nikkei closed up 1.5% while hong kong's hang song rose just after 0.5%. wall street investors liked what they heard about the deficit reduction plan. on friday, the door closed up nearly 46 points while the nasdaq gained 16. black friday starts a day early this year. several of the big box stores will be open on thanksgiving but a recent survey shows 72% of shoppers plan to spend less. the national retail federation projects a spending increase of 4.1% to just over $580 billion, but that's about 1.5% lower than last year. around the country, some shoppers have already lined up outside stores so they could be
the first ones through the door friday morning. good news at the pump. the average price for a gallon of gas has fallen over 7 cents over the past two weeks. the lundberg survey puts the national average at $3.47 a gallon for regular. and twinkie lovers, you can stop hoarding those tasty treats. hostess brand appears to be in bankruptcy court today. experts say the cream-filled golden sponge cakes will actually survive. on friday, hostess declared chapter 11. since its products are so well known, twinkies, ding dongs and ho-hos will most likely be snapped up by other companies. i went to the store on saturday -- >> did you stock up? >> it was cleared out. there was nothing left for me to get. we're not even hoarding anything at this time. >> i like the hostess cakes with the cream filling inside. ashley morrison in new york. good to see you. happy monday. thank you so much.
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a spectacular, maybe even potentially dangerous sight off new south wales, australia. a massive waterspout formed yesterday and was captured on amateur video. freaky. it's like a tornado on the water and usually breaks up if it strikes land. fortunately this one did not cause any damage. vice president joe biden got a firsthand look at the devastation left behind by hurricane sandy. mr. biden walked on what's left of new jersey's seaside heights board walk yesterday. the storm eroded beaches, wiped out homes and even sent a famous roller coaster plunging into the sea. >> it means doing everything we can, not only to bring back your
beaches but to bring back your boardwalk. because it's a vital economic part of the community. not only this community but up and down the shore, all the way up to the new york border and further south from here. >> biden also toured the damage in hoboken. three weeks after the disaster, john bentley reports from sea bright where neighbors are helping neighbors. >> you're doing a great job. we appreciate everything you're doing. >> i appreciate it. >> thank you very much. >> we need people like you. you should be the mayor. >> i don't want to be the mayor. >> reporter: chris wood may not be the mayor of sea bright, new jersey, but he is spearheading the relief efforts here. the actual mayor, deana long, couldn't be happier. >> i'm glad to see you smiling. in times of crisis, people's true colors really come through and boy, chris woods is bright colors. >> we've been doing about 150 breakfasts, somewhere around 2,000 lunches and somewhere around 200 dinners. >> reporter: wood is a lifelong resident of this beachside town. after sandy decimated sea bright, he stepped up by
gathering supplies, organizing volunteers. >> it's all good. >> no better way than giving back than feeding everyone. that's what we're doing. >> reporter: chris woods first job out of college was as a bouncer at this bar which he now owns and calls woody's. that bar is now the hub of the relief here in sea bright. >> we were basically covered in about 3 to 5 feet of water. >> reporter: wood is also coping with the blow sandy dealt to his own business. he bought the bar 15 months ago, on the day before hurricane irene struck. >> we came out unscathed but not this time. >> reporter: wood has to replace virtually everything in his restaurant, but that didn't stop him from helping out people who had it even worse. according to sea bright's deputy police chief, brett freedman. >> he basically stepped into action, bringing food and relief to residents and business owners
of sea bright. he did more than he ever had to do. >> all good. >> reporter: he'll have to keep relying on an army of volunteers as the town struggles to rebuild. and if residents can't have turkey on thanksgiving there will be plenty of food waiting for them here. john bentley, cbs news, sea bright, new jersey. police in missouri arrested a man suspected of plotting a colorado-style movie theater shooting. police near springfield say 20-year-old blake lammers confessed to a plan to open fire during a screening of the latest twilight movie. his mother called police saying she was worried her son planned to shoot people during the movie's opening weekend. police say lammers suffered from mental illness and was, quote, off his medication. up next, your monday morning weather. and in sports, a near record-setting performance in the nfl on a sunday that saw some tight finishes.
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of the nfl's fiercest rivalries. the ravens visiting the steelers in pittsburgh. in the first, byron leftwich rumbles 31 yards to the end zone. pittsburgh up 7-0. second quarter, jones takes a punt back 63 yards for the score. that's the ravens only touchdown of the game but it was enough to give baltimore a 13-10 win. a classic comeback. carolina for the tampa bay buccaneers. the bucs trailing by eight points in the last minute. josh freeman threads the needle to vince jackson for the touchdown. tampa bay needing the two-point conversion for the tie. it's jackson again. grabbing the pass in the end zone. so we go to overtime. the bucs strike first, freeman hits dallas clark for the game-winning touchdown. tampa bay overcomes an 11-point fourth quarter deficit to beat the panthers, 27-21. in overtime thriller in houston, texas quarterback matt schaub connects with andre johnson on a short pass. johnson takes care of the rest.
that's the winning touchdown, houston tops jacksonville, 43-37. schaub threw for 5 touchdowns and 527 yards, tied for second most in a single game in nfl history. finally, u.s. olympic gymnast michaela maroney is becoming an internet sensation again. you probably remember this widely circulated photo of maroney taken while she was awarded a silver medal on the vault at the olympics. she was favored to win gold. the face says it all. on thursday, maroney and the rest of the women's gymnastics team visited the white house. she re-created the scowl which she calls her not impressed face along with president obama. the white house released the photo over the weekend. i got it, right? kind of? she might not be impressed but we sure are. i like it. it's pretty cool. when we come back, big changes in san francisco which you might not see the next time
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. d.c., sun and clouds, 56 degrees. partly sunny in atlanta, 63. morning sun and showers in st. louis, 60 degrees. denver 61 and heavy rain in seattle, 53 degrees. another big night for pop superstar justin bieber. ♪ the 18-year-old dominated the american music awards last night winning three times the singer's mom joined him on stage as he accepted the top prize. artist of the year. he beat out katy perry and rihanna for that by the way. bieber also won favorite pop rock album and favorite pop rock artist. twilight took a bite out of bond at the box office. "breaking dawn part 2" had a blockbuster opening weekend bringing in almost $200 million domestically.
worldwide it scored $340 million. "skyfall" starring daniel craig slipped to number two and steven spielberg "lincoln" came in third with $21 million. it soon could be illegal to go naked in san francisco. the city council is scheduled to vote tuesday on an ordnance banning public nudity for anyone over the age of 5. a group of men who enjoy going oh, natural are fighting the proposal. this being san francisco, there would be exceptions, of course, for things like parades and street fairs. so it's not like you can't get naked, you just have to wait for special events. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the . it's amazing what soup can do.
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they live in households where they don't have access to enough nutritious food but as we are told this morning, some cities are trying to fill that gap by feeding their students in the classroom. >> reporter: at this elementary school in los angeles, morning begins not with reading and writing but with milk and apples and bread. first grade teacher lorena mogana. >> before they used to come with cheetos or things that weren't breakfast. >> reporter: that was if they ate at all. >> it was the majority of the class that wouldn't have breakfast in the morning. >> reporter: since the importance of that first meal of the day was a lesson not being learn, the l.a. school district decided to give every student breakfast for free in their home room. >> you ready? >> reporter: before this program says principal kimberly wright -- >> kids were sluggish in the morning time. >> they would complain throughout the day, what time is lunch, i'm hungry, my stomach hurts. >> reporter: and now?
>> they're performing a lot better. their grades have gone up. >> kids are now more alert. they don't have to worry about when is recess so i can eat my snack. >> reporter: l.a. school officials say a healthy breakfast means fewer sick days. so the money schools get for better attendance -- >> brian. >> here. >> reporter: -- makes up for the cost of serving breakfast. teachers say it doesn't cut into class time because the kids still learn while they munch. >> what letter do you get? >> "d." >> reporter: other school districts around the country have also implemented breakfast in the classroom programs. newark, new jersey, was one of the first. >> our children should not be hungry. they have to show up to school nutritionally ready to learn. it is an essential ingredient to their success. >> reporter: new jersey school officials say the breakfast program has meant fewer trips to the nurse's office, better concentration and better performance in the classroom by less disruption.
parents like francesca say there are added benefits. >> we don't have to get him up early. he'll go to school and eat breakfast with his friends. >> eat it all, okay? >> it's something to look forward to. it has made us a family. >> reporter: and that is quite literally food for thought. cbs news, los angeles. james bond made a surprise visit to afghanistan. daniel craig turned up sunday in the helmand province. he was given a tour of the camp and met with several soldiers and even fired a real machine gun, then they all sat down to watch him fire a bunch of fake guns in "skyfall." more on president obama's historic trip to burma and his meeting with democracy advocate aung san suu kyi. and breaking the myths about black friday. if you're planning to brave the crowds, the facts about whether you'll actually get the best deal, that and more a little
1 in 88. ernie els encourages you to learn the signs of autism. >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald hi,everyone. good morning. monday is here. it's november 19. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now just about 4:30. lawrence, it's monday! [ laughter ] >> you say that so sadly. yes, it is! but you know what? it looks like a nice monday. a lot of clouds in the skies, slight chance we could see a few showers to the north. otherwise drying out. more on that coming up. >> at least it's dry, a nice commute shaping up and not a lot of roadwork out there as well coming through the altamont pass quiet. where roadwork could