Midday Newscast: July 3, 2008

Vermont man charged with kidnapping his 12-year-old niece could face death penalty; U.S. Customs officials want to avoid long backups at  Canadian border;  educators meeting in Washington discuss what the national union wants from the next presidential administration. Vermont communities gear up for  Independence Day observances.

First day of new border rules goes smoothly

On the first day for new identification procedures at the Vermont-Quebec border, traffic flowed smoothly. Customs officials said almost everyone entering the United States on Thursday had the proper documents to prove who they were.