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we went from happy to homeless in a minute. >> reporter: the family of four that lived insidthis home that i am standing on top of tonight t were trapped when it collapsed on top of them, rescuers pulled them out with only minor injuries. jeff, tonight they are back here at home with the help of neighbors, salvaging what they can. >> davididegnaud in rowlett, texas. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. with three simple words. my name is chris noth and i will listen. from maine to maui, thousands of high school students across the country are getting in on the action by volunteering in their communities. chris young: action teams of high school students are joining volunteers of america and major league baseball players to help train and inspire the next generation of volunteers. carlos pea: it's easy to start an action team at your school
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if you were a hippie in the '60s, you need to know. it's the dawning of the age of aquariri. yeah, and something else that's cool. what? osteoporosis is preventable. all: osteo's preventable? right on! ifou dig your bones, protect them. all: cbcbcares! all of this is creating hu problems at airprpts. since yesterday more than 10,000 flights have been delayed. about 4,100 canceled. many of those in chicago and dallas-fort worth. eric fisher is chief meteorologist at our cbs boston station, wbz. eric, where are these storms headed next? >> reporter: jeff, this whole huge stoto system starting to move its way off toward the north and east. tonight, we're watching heavy
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midwest. all this moving into the northeast tomorrow. places that were 70 degrees on ristmas eve now getting their first winter storm of the season, a mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow that will cause travel issues out the door tomorrow morning before all this finally moves off to the north and east and out to sea as we head into late tomorrow evening. so across the northeast, new york city will actually a punch into the warmer air, above 50 degrees, but the boston area across new england and interior parts of new yk state, a wintry mix that's going to cause quite a few travav issues. now, the lingering thing, even after this whole storm system moves off shore, we have river flooding that's reaching hiutoric levels. take a look at the scenes we've been tracking around the mississippi valley in particular. we've had very heavy rain in that basin. so the river flood warnings are out across a broad area. some of these crests will be at reco levels as we head into the next couple days some, jeff, that's very unusual thing. normally in spring you'd expect mississippi flooding but not in winter. >> eric fisher in boston. eric, thank you. in chicago, outrage after
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two pepele were killed over the weekend. police admit the death of one was an accident, but they're not saying exactly what happened inside an apartment building. families of the victims are e demanding answers. anna werner is there. >> reporter: police went to this home on chicago's west side early saturday morning after the father of 19-year-old quintonio legrier called to say his son was threatening him and swinging a baseball b b. ten minutes later on police radio. >> reporter: officers shot and killed legrier, a college student home for christmas break. his mother said his behavior recently changed. they also shot and killed a neighbor by mistake, bettie jones, a mother of five, had been acked by legrier's father to keep an eye out for the arriving officics. jahmal cole was her nephew. >> a 55-year-old lady was shot down by a chicago police officer. in the climate we're in, in chicago, that's almost unbelievle. body should be shot down on
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especially was not a person that deserved that. >> reporter: there have been weeks of protest over police shootings, including that of 17- year-old laquan mcdonald, who in october of last year was shot 16 times by an officer now charged with first-degree murder. over the weekend, legrier's mother, janet cooksey, stood with others s aring anti-rahm emanuel t-shirts, calling for an investigation. >> when is the mayor going to step up? when is he going to step up? >> reporter: respoing to the shooting, mayor emanuel issued a statement saying, "it is clear changes are needed to how officers respond to mental health crises." in a measu of the seriousness of the problems here, jeff, mayor rahm emanuel said today he was cutting short his family vacation trip to cuba to return to chicago. >> anna werner in chicago this evening. in the presidential campaign, a front-runner feud continues, but donald trump is not limiting his attacks to
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major garrett has more on this. >> reporter: bill clinton is always a popular draon the democratic campaign trail, but donald trump is s rning hillary clinton to keep her husband under wraps. if hillary thinks she can unleash her husband with terrible record of women abuse, trump said on twitter, while plpling the women's cardrdn me, she's wrong. trump raised the specter of bill clinton's previous sex scandals after hillary clinton said trump has "a penchant for sexism." today the clinton campaign announced the formererresident would campaign on his wife's behalf starting next week with two stops in new hampshire, the state that in 1992 famously made him -- >> the comeback kid. >> r rorter: in most national polls trump either trails clinton or runs neck and neck. trump wants to move ahead and signal to gop voters he'eager to challenge the clinton brand. >> you see h hlary. i mean, did you watch that? what happened to her? >> reporter: but in the republican primary, trump is
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today the largest newspaper in new hampshire compared him to biff tanann. how do you know where i live? >> reporter: the arrogant, money-grubbing bully from "the back to the future" movies. in an interview with a new hampshire tv station, trump called t t publisher, "a low life." >> the paper is failing. he's doing a terrible job. this man is absolutely terrible. >> reporter: and the clinton mpaign just released a statement saying hillary clinton will not be bullied or distracted by the slings trump has thrown at her and the former president. jeff, the campaign called trump's commentsxdemeaning, his policies destructive. >>ajor garrett, thank you. tonight iraqi i oops are on the verge of retaking a key city from isis, a city where americans fought and died during the iraq war. david main reports on the new battle for ramadi. >> reporter: irara soldiers planted their national flag atop ramadi's government center. [gunfire] breaking the deathrip isis
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west obaghdad. iraqi officials declared ramadi liberated, but u.s. officials cautioned isis still holds neighborhoods in the north and east. that will have to be cleared by house-to-house fighting against snipers and d oby traps. fighting has reduced parts of the city to rubble and a return to normal life any time soon is difficult to imagine. still, taking back this city marked a majororilestone for an army which last may had abandoned ramadi in the face of an assault by a much smaller number of isis fighters. it also validated the american strategy of training and equipping iraqi ground troops and backing them up with strikes from the air. a total of 630 in and around ramadi. ntagon officials saiaithe operation was a complex one which required the iraqi army first to encircle the city and then to cross rivers where the bridges had been blown. the american strategy for
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gaining traction. but no u.s. official is willing to second the iraqi prime minister's bold claim that 2016 would see the final defeat of isis in iraq. defense secretary carter called the retaking of ramadi's government center a significant step but added, "the fight against isis is far from over." >> david martin tonight. thousands have been forced out of their homes -- by a massive gas leak. and -- gononin an instant. 90 years of history tumbles. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. "it's time to dance freely" "thanks to new pampers cruisers "the first and only diaper that helps distribute wetness evenly into three extra absorb channels." "so it doesn't sag and stays dryer" "so wiggle it" "jiggle it" "and do, whatever that is, in new pampers cruisers"
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let's s d this. a slow motion environmentata disaster in california where a torrent of methane gas is spewing into the air. thousands have been relocated. mireya villarreal is in porter ranch. >> reporter: this infrared video shows gas rolling off the top of a nearby ridge down into the community of porter ranch. it was shot by a law firm representing several home owners who are now filing lawsuits against southern california's gas utility company. matt pakucko bought his first home in the porter ranch community eight years ago because of the scenic views and
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music producer.. >> i can't work in here. i can't breathe in here. when the wind comes up the hill, the gas comes down here in the fireplace, i can't work. >> reporter: the leak started in october. so far more thth 6,500 families have filed for help, but only 2,200 have been relocated. the state agency that monitors air quity estimates nearly 70,000 pounds of gas is being released every hour, roughly a quarter of the methane emissions in california. so cal gas spokesman mike mizarahi. >> once the leak is stopped, we'll be able to evaluate what caused the leak, and we'e' be able to evaluate how much natural gas escaped. >> reporter: to fix the problem, the gas company drilled a relief we nearby, using magnetic techchlogy, workers have l lated the leleing well more than 3,000 feet below ground. now they have to drill another 5,000 feet where they'll intersect the faulty well and pump it wiwi mud, water and
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it's made pakucko so sick, he had to move out. frustrating for you? >> beyond frustrating. it's new way of life now. we can't live in our home. how mumu worse does it get? >> reporter: the leak is expected to be fixed by march, but, jeff, as a precaution, elementary students that go to two nearby schools will be relocated until that happens. >> all right, mireya, thank you very much. lots of people love their dogs, but one couple had an unusual and very expensive way
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that story is just ahead. in pittsburgh today, a bridge that stood for 94 years came crashing down in seconds. it took 1,400 pounds of explosives to turn the greenfield bridge into rubble. it will be replaced by a new bridge in the next two years. a british couple loved their dog so much they paid $100,000 to have it cloned after it died. using the e a south korean lab created two identical boxer puppies. the first one was born the day after christmas. the second is excted any day now. former outfielder dave henderson has died. he spent 14 years in the majors and is best remembered for his dramatic home run in the 1986 american league championship series. that o o swing electrified the boston red sox and helped propel them to the world series. henderson died in seattle of a heart attack three months after having a kidney transplant.
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meadowlark lemon was a basketball legend who made everything, even half-court shots, look easy. we'll remember him nt. woman: what does it t el like when a woman is having a heart attack? chest pain, like there's a ton of weight on your chest. severe shortness of breath. unexplained nausea. cold sweats. there's an unusual tiredness and fatigue. there's unfamiliar dizziness or light-headedness. unusual pain in your back, neck, jaw, one or both arms, even your upper stomach, are signs you're having a heart attack. dodot make excuses. make the call to 9-1-1 immediately. learn more at womenshealth.gov/heartattack. while i was on a combat patrol in baqubah, iraq, a rocket-propelled grenade took my arm off at the shoulder. i was discharged from the army, and i've been working with
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warriors, you don't have to be severely wound to be with the wounded warrior project. we do have a l l of guys that have post-traumatic stress disorder. being able to share your story, i guess it kind of helps you wrap your mind around what did happen over there. my name is norbie, and yes, i do suffer from post-traumatic stress didirder,
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finally tonight, meadowlark lemon famously said it was his destiny to make people happy that he did through 24 years and by his count 16,000 performances with the harlem globetrotters. lemon died yesterday in arizona. don dahler looks back. arlem globetrotters s eme music playing]
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in the '70s, there was arguably no more well-known and beloved athlete in t world. he starred in commercials. >> i'm a ahiz at this whopper biz. >> reporter: and on saturday morning tv. >> that's why i am your leader. i think of those things. >> reporter: but it was on the court that the man referred to by some as "the clown prince of basketball" reigned supreme. meadowlark lemon made it look so easy, the hook sts, the no- look passes, the comic routines.s. the great wilt chamberlain called meadowlark "the most sensational, awesome, incredible basketball player he'd ever seen." after watching a newsreel of the globetrotters when he was 11, lemon decided that, not the nba, would be his future. during his 2003 1nduction into the basketball hall of fame, the wilmington, north carolina, native descrcred the moment. >> i made my own hoop out of a coat hanger and onion sack. for my basketball i had a
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i'd grab that pole and would swing along and i wouldldearn how to shoot that hook shot. >> reporter: the globetrotters played to larger crowds than most nba teams. they're credited with helping deseegate the sport. after leaving the globetrotters in 1979, lemon eventuauay became a minister, but every day he would head to the gym to play the game he loved, the game that loved him back. >> i've had a wonderful time and the best is yet to come. >> reporter: meadowlark lemon was 83. don dahler, cbs news, new york. that is the "cbs overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new
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this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the "overnight news." i'm don dahler. the iriri military is claiming a partial victory in its battle against the islamic state. iraqi troops backed by u.s. air power managed to fight their way into the center of ramadi, a provincial capital just an hour's drive from baghdad. the city has been under isis control since may and has been under siege by iraqi forces for months. an iraqi genenal says that about a third of the city is still in enemy hands and the
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booby traps and minefields. debora patta has the story. >> reporter: the iraqis claimed victory in ramadi after pushing isis out of a key government complex, with u a military source tells us that they are still facing pockets of resistance. iraqi troops are taking over ramadi street by strtrt, but progress has been hampered because the area is rigged with explosives. the offensive began six days ago, and it has been a tough fight. [ guire ] fierce gun battles raged as iraqi soldiers pushed their way into the heart of the city. their target -- seizing back the main government compound. this is a far cry from when the iraqis suffered a humiliating defeat in ramadi. they were shown fleeing the city after isis captured it in may. it demonstrates a force capable of defeating isis on the ground,
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michael morrell. >> this is t first time the iraqi vernment has retaken territory from isis.s. so it's significant in terms of the iraqi government finally getting its act together. >> reporter: recapturing ramadi will not only be a psychological boost for the iraqi military, the city is also in a key geographical location. ramadi lies about 60 miles west of baghdad on a strategic road that leads into syria. the government's next major r target will be the northern city of mosul, the most densely populated area under isis control. ramadi really is a test case oj getting back mosul. which remains the big prize for the iraqi troops. regaining control in mosul would essentially deprive isis a major source of funding and influence. on the campaign trail, i is shaping up to be a two-horse race between hillary clinton and donald trump. a new poll says if the election
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get 49% ofofhe vote to 47% for trump. trump continues to have problems with women voters. 61% have an unfavorable opinion of the gop front-runner. anwhile, the battle between trump and clinton is getting personal. major garrett reports. >> reporter: donald trump hasn't been seen in publie for days but remains a campaign presence, continuing his feud with hillary and bill clinton while drawing economic fire from bernie sanders. >> i'm winning. i'm beating everybody. in my opinion, beating hillary is easier than beating these people. >> reporter: by that, trump means other republicans. he still hasn't won one contest, but trump is already plotting a general election run against hillary clinton. >> i'll tell you what, if you have another four ars of like a hihiary, that kind of mentality and thinking, we're not going to have a country left. >> reporter: after enduring criticism of sexism from hillary clinton's camp, trump threatened to r rive debate over bill
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scandals. on twitter, trump alleged "he's demonstrated a pen chant foror sexism, adding without a whiff irony, so inappropriate. trump says bill's past is fair game. >> it is fair game because his presidency was considered to be very troubled, to put ititildly, because of all the things she's talking to me about. >> reporter: clinton hasn't responded to trump's broad sides. but on suay, her democratic rival bernie sanders accused trump of toying with frustrated voters, offering anger, vulgarity and bad policy. >> i think what trump has done successfully i would say is take that anger, take that anxiety about terrorism and say to a lot of people in this country look, the reason for our problems is because of mexicans and he says they're all criminals and rapists. >> reporter: sanders also said that donald trump is favoring
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on twitter, trumu called that a lie. bernie sanders also said that trump favors increasing tax cuts for wealthy. the nonpartisan tax policy center said last week trump's tax plan would prorode an average tax cut of $1.3 million a year to the top earners, and a cut of $2700 to middle income learners. > ar quarterback peyton manning is promising a lawsuit against the al jazeera network, after it ran an investigative story alleging he used performance enhancing drugs. jericka duncan has more on the allegations and manning's angry response. >> reporter: thehellegations come from a former intern at a clinic manning attended for rehab in 2011. the source has since recanted s entire story. but the five-time mvp isn't taking any chances, going on the offense and even hiring a former white house spokesman to handle the potential fallout. >> absolutely not. absosotely not.
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fought back sunday, denying allegations he used human growth hormones while recovering from a neck injury in 2011. >> i busted my butt to get healthy. and this guy is insinuating i broke nfl rules to get healthy. it's a joke. it's a freaking joke. >> reporter: that guy is charlie sly. he claimed to be an employer o o an anti-aging clinic in indianapolis that manning attended after undergoing four surgeries, including a neck fusion operation that caused him to miss the entire 2011 season. in ann undercover investigation by al jazeera into the world of performance enhancing drugs and professional sports, sly claims manning ananother top athletes used banned subsbsnces. >> all the time we would be sending ashley manning drugs,
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never be under peyton's name. ititas always under her name. >> reporter: the institute has denied these allegations and sly has since backtracked on all his claims. >> the statements on any recordings that al jazeera plans to air are absolutely false and incorrect. >> reporter: his account of his employment are also being questioned. the institute says he was an intern there for three mlnths in 201313two years after mannnng was a patienen manning's current and former teams are rushing to his defense. in a statement, the denver broncos say they support him 100%, while his former team, the indianapolis colts, called the claims utterly ridiculous, saying manning never took any shortcuts and it would be absurd to think would have taken performance enhahaing drugs. over an 18-year career, manning has built a flawless and incredibly valuable reputation. >> peyton manning become the nfl's all-time leader.
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be left completely alone, there is no better place than santa monica, california. this low-key, seaside suburb of l.a. is shared by transients, tourists, hippies and head-onists, celebrities, and lots of senior citizens. attracted to the climate, and an abundance of inexpensive, rent controlled apartments just a few blocks from the ocean. places like this on third street, which is where charlie and carol gasco, a childless couple from chicago, lived for 14 years, without attracting much attention from long-time ighbors or landlordsds josh bond is the building manager. what were they like? >> they were like the nice, retired old couple that lived in the apartment next to me. >> reporter: good tenants? >> excellent. never complained, always paid rent on time. >> reporter: in cash? >> in cash. >> reporter: janice goodwin lived down the hall. >> they had nothing. and they ner went out. they never had food delivered.
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were poor? >> yes, without a doubt. >> reporter: the one thing that everybody remembers is they loved animals. and always m me a fuss over thehe ones i ithe neighborhood. barbara remembers that carol always fed a stray cat after its owner had died. >> she would, you know, pet it and be sweet to it. d then they would pupua plate of food like out here. >> reporter: what about charlie? >> you know, he always had a hat on and dark glasses. i have to say, it was mysterious to me why a lovely woman like that was hanging out with that guy. that old, grumpy man. i never could figure that one out. until i heard they had $800,0,0 in the wall. and then i went oh, okay. >> reporter: money wasn't the only thing found in the apartment on june 22, 2011. when the fbi stopped by and
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bureau's history. >> weapons all over the apartment. i mean, weapons by the night stand, under the window sill, shotguns, mini rugers, rifles. >> reporter: what started out as a routine day for special agent gariola, would turn into one of the most interesting days of his career. after getting a call to stake out a building in santa monica, he notified his backup team with ththlapd. >> i had four guys working that day. i said we got a tip on whitey bulger, i'll see you there in about an hour. invariably, texts were returned, who's whwhey bulger? >> reporter: really? >> a few of them. i had to gently remind him who he was. >> reporter: that he was number one on the fbi's most wanted list. >> number one, yeah. big east coast figure, but the west coast, not so much. >> reporter: the cops in l.a.
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cartel members, not some retired irish mobster who hadn't been spotted in 16 years. but th few mobsters have e er been as infamous in the city as whitey bulger was in boston. and his repupution was for more than just being grgrpy. besides extortion and flooding the city with cocaine, he routinely performed or ordered executions. some at close range, some with a hail of bullets. and at least one by strangulation, after which it's said he took a nap. the special agent who ran the whitey bulger task force had heard all. >> bulr was charged with 19 counts o omurder. he was charged w wh other crimes. he was a scourge to the society in south boston. his own community. >> reporte he was also a scourge to the fbi and a great source of embarrassment to the fbi task force. years earlier, he had infiltrated the boston office of the fbi, and bought off agents who protected him and supplied
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the tip that allowed bulger to flee just before2he was indicted. >> we had to catch this guy, to establish credibility after all the other issues. it was just a matter of bringing this guy back to boston. >> reporter: they joined the tata force in 2009. the joke was, bulger was on the fbi's least wanted list. there hadn't been a credible lead in more than decade, and their efforts in bulger's old neighborhood in south boston were met with mistrust and ridicule. >> some people told us you aren't looking for that guy. people made the assumption that we had him stashed somewhere. people really thought that kind of thing. >> despite that mindset we're not going to help you, the fbi still got it done. >> reporter: it took 16 years. >> it took 16 years. this was not a typical fugitive. >> reporter: the fbi said bulger planned his getaway years in advance, with money set aside and a fake identity for a thomas baxter. during his first two y yrs on
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with friends and family, shuttling between new york, chicago, and the resort town of grand isle, louisiana, where he rented a home until his identity was compromised. after that, it seemed as if he had disappeared from the face of the earth, except for the alleged sightings all over the world. w many of these tips do you think might have been true? >> there are thousands and thousands of tips and i don't think any of them were true. >> reporter: one of the obstacles is there were no good photographs of bulger or his long-time live-in girlfriend, catherine greig, a former dental hygienist. the fbi noted that they shared a love of animals, especlly dogs and cats, and asked veterinarians to be on the lookout. in were reports that greig once had breast implants in boston, the task force reached out to physicians. eventually they got a call from a dr. donally, who located her
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>> i was trying to leave the office early to catch one of my kid's ball games. i said listen, i going to swg by in the morning and pick thososup. they said, do you want the photos, too? i said, you have photos? they said yeah, we he photos. i said, we'll be there in 15 minutes. the breast implant lead produced a treasure trove of high resolution catherine greig photographs that would help crack the case. the fbi decided to switch strategies, going after the girlfriend in order totoatch the gangster. >> this is an announcement by the fbi. >> reporter: the fbi created this public service announcement. >> 60-year-old greig is the girlfriend of 81-year-old bulger. >> reporter: it ran in 14 markets on daytime talk shows, aimed at women. >> call the tipline. >> reporter: and it didn't take long. the very next morning, the bulger task force got three messages from someone that used to live in santa monica, and was
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carol gasgo, apartment 303, were the people they were looking for. the descriptions and the age difference matched, and u.s. marshal neil sullivan, who handled the lead, said there was another piece of tantalizing information. >> the tipster described that they were caring for this cat and their love for this cat. so that was just one piece of the puzzle and the tip that just added up to saying, if this isn't them, it's something we better check on immediately, because it sure sounds like them. >> reporter: the search of the fbi's computer database raised another red flag. not for what it found but for whatt didn't. >> basasally, like they werere osts. no driver's license, no california i.d. like they didn't exist. >> reporter: that's the apartment? >> that corner on the third floor. >> reporter: on the right hand de? >> yep. >> reporter: by early afternoon, the fbi had set up a number of surveillance posts and had already met with the apartment
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>> he closed the door, threw down a folder, opened it up and said are these the people that live in apartment 303? >> reporter: did you say anything when you saw the pictures? >> my reaction was holy [ bleep ]. roim you're living next door to a gangster. >> i still can't really know who he was. >> reporter: but it didn't take long to figure it out. while the fbi was mulling his options, bond logged on to the wikipedia page. >> i'm scrolling down, it's like, oh, wow, this guy is serious. murder, extortion. then i get to the bottom and there's this thing from one of his old people saying, the last time i saw h h he said when he goes out, he's going to have guns and be ready to take people with him. i thought maybe i shouldn't be involved in this. >> reporter: bond told the fbi he wasn't going to knock on the door because there was a note posted expressly asking people not to bother them. carol told neighbors charlie was showing signs of dementia.
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>> reporter: so he devised a ruse involving their storage locker in the garage. >> it had the game gasco across it. and apartment 303. >> reporter: hhad the manager call to tell them their locker had been broken into and he needed someone to come down and see if anything was missing. carol said her husband would be right down. you just rushed him? >> guns out, fbi, don't move. fbi, get your hands up, hands went up right away. and then at that moment we told him to get on his knees and he gave us, yeah, he gave us i ain't getting down on my "f"f"ng knees. >> reporter: didn't want to get his pants dirty? >> didn't want to get his pants dirty. wearing white, seeing the oil, he didn't want to get his pants dirly. >> reporter: even at 81, this was a man used to being in control. >> i asked him to identify himself. that didn't go over well. he didn't me to "f"-ing identify myself. i said are you whitey bulger? he said yes. >> you can see the full report
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ft. hood, texas mains in mourning over the christmas eve eve death of a woman named elizabeth laird. she was a fixture at the base. a retired air force veteran who gave strength to the troops wi
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jim axelrod reports. >> she was a wonderful, wonderful lady. >> reporter: she was the beloved hug lady. and for the last dozen years, qlizabeth laird was there for them with openenrms. more than half a million of them actually. soldiers from ft. hood anxiously heading off to war and some with the deepest relief imaginable coming home. >> she meant a lot to a lot of us and had a wonderful, wonderful impact on everybody that she met. >> reporter: last month when word got out that elizabeth was losing her long battle with breast cancer, the troops made it their mission to return the hugs, and to thank the 83-year-old air force veteran for her service. former president george w. bush sent her a letter.
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>> reporter: last tuesday, elizabeth was honored with a big award foher devotion to the troops. two days later, on christmas eve, she passed away. >> she was a smiling face, you know, in a time where people could have possibly been afraid. >> reporter: elizabeth laird, who made t t world better with her hugs, would have been 84 next month. when the engines failed on the plane i was flying, i knew what to do to save my passengers. but when my father sank into depression,
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the hoverboard was one of the most popular gifts this holiday season, despite stories of them catching fire and being banned from airplanes. but it turns out one othe most dangerous things a kid can do with a hoverboard is let their parents ride it. ben tracy reports. >> this is a piece of cake. >> reporter: it's the gift that keeps on giving, especially for kids enjoying seeing their parents hop on their hoverboards and finding themselves cruising
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in social media videos, helmets and knee pads are nowhere in sight. so when many parents go down, it does not end well. this teenager tweeted, my dad sprained his arm riding the hoverboard this morning. merry christmas. florida congressman carlos g, rbelo shared a photo of his arm in a sling. tweeting -- hoverboards is for kids. my daughter got it. i ended up in the er. most adults are finding the thrills are not worth it. baseball free agent dan uggla tried to roll with his kids, but had a hard time getting into t swing of things. that's just one reason the #hoverboardfails h h gone viral. just before christmas, the u.s. consumer product safety reported the number of injuries associated with hoverboards spiked 35%. that is expected to rise dramatically in the post holiday tally, andndorries some safety experts. >> you have a product that
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requirements. and it's finding its way to the u.s. market. >> reporter: nathan furnace sells the boarar in los angeles. he thinks the problem is overconfident adults who don't realize the boards are self-balancing scooters. >> they try to pal bans them -- balance themselves up. stop, chill out. just stand straight up. >> reporter: he showed me the proper way to board the board. >> try to stand straight up. >> reporter: i thought i got the hang of it quickly, until i didn't. his cell phone caught he movering on the ground. have you seen a lot of adults wipe out on these things? >> i have to be honest, yes. my mom, in fact, was one of the adults that wiped out on them. >> reporter: and that may be the lesson of this holiday season. something that seems like child's play is probably best left to actual children. for "cbs this morning," ben tracy, on the pavement of a los
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and that's the "overnight news" for this tuesday. no charges against police officers in the shooting death of 12-year-old tamir rice in clevand. also tonight, a giant storm system crawls across the country dumping snow and ice after tornadoes tore through texas. >> we are at nature's will, whether we're going to live or die. an environmental disaster with no end in sight. thousands flee a methane leak in southern california. and he was king of his court. farewell to meadowlark lemon.
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he's d de it. this is the "cbs overnight news." good evening. scott's off tonight. i'm jeff glor. an ohio grand jury declined to indict two white cleveland police officers, timothy loehmann and frank garmback, in the shooting death of 12-year-old tamir rice. rice was s st in november of last year after being spotted waving a gun in a park. it turned out to be a toy. the prosecutor called the incident an ablute tragedy, but not a crime. demarco morgan is in cleveland. >> simply put, given this perfect storm of human error, the state's miscommunication by all involved that day, the evidence did n n indicate criminal conduct by police. >> reporter: cuyahoga county prosecutor tim mcginty says this enhanced video shows 12-year-old tamir rice was pulling a pellet gun out of his waistband when n was shot. >> he either intended to hand it over to the officers or show it
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no way for the officers to know it. they saw the events unfolding in front of them from a different perspective. >> reporter: t`e prosecutor said the radio dispatcher was to blame for not telling ththpolice that the gun may have been fake and the suspect may have been underage. that information came in on a 911 call. >>eporter: but the radio dispatcher told the officers this: >> reporter: officer loehmann shot rice within two secds of pullllg up to the scene with his training officer frank garmback. the county's public corruption unit chiefays officers trained to shoot quickly wn they
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>> it is clear that had these officers known this was possibly a child and the gun was possibly a toy, that would not have considered this incident to have been so serious and most rtainly would have used different tactics. >> reporter: walter madison represents the rice family. >> there was an expectation that this would be the outcome of the grand jury process, but there's nothing like knowing. it's real now and they have to live with that. >> reporter: now, jeff, the family of tamir rice complained the officers were allowed give statements to4the grand jury and were not asked questionon something they say would never happen if a civilian were accused. the officers remain under restricted duty. >> demarco morgan in cleveland tonight. in another major story tonight, the storm sysysm that left a path of devastation in the south is heading north and east, adding more ice and snow to the lethal mix of severe weather. at least 47 deaths are reported in seven statetesince an outbreak of tornadoes in the south last week. the storms also brought flooding to alabama and significant
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mark strassmann begins our coverage in el reno, oklahoma. mark? >> reporter: jeff, take a look at this branch, iced over like so much of this community. police have urged residents to st off of iced roads, but that often means staying inside houses that have n nheat. across much of western oklahoma, ice one inch thick coated d ads and made driving treacherous. tractor-trailers skidded into trouble. nearly 200,000 people are without power. ad and sarah ayers and their three kids need someplace warm to sleep tonight. without power, their house feels almost as cold inside as outside. what's the worst part? >> havavg little ones and it being cold, getting real cold. i mean, the outside, you can get rid of all the limbs, but in here it gets pretty cold.
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storm's impact stretched from oklahoma to new mexico. interstate 40 closed for more than 200 miles from albuquerque to the texas state line. in amarillo, texex, winds gusted up to 50 miles per hour, nearly 15 inches of snow created drifts that buried cars. in eastern oklahoma, that same orm system brought heavy rains and flooding. the illinois river is expected to crest at 29 feet. since saturday, nearly ten inches of rain has fallen in talaqa, where brian berry lives. >> we normally get 40 inches a year. we got a fourth of that this weekend. it's a crazy year. >> reporter: and a crazy month for thayers family. they lost power for ve days over thanksgiving when another ice storm hit el reno. >> it's starting to get old. oh, definitely. they're trying to do what they can, but it that takes a long time to get this many people p
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>> reporter: this massive pile is el reno's official dumping ground for folks who live here % over the last twice storms. the residents have brought all ththbranches and limbs t tt have fallen on their property and stuck them here, and, jeff, this pile just keeps on growing. >> mark strassmann, thank you. texabore the brunt of the weekend storms where at least 11 tornadoes were reported. david begnaud is in rowlett, texas. >> reporter: it was pitch black when the tornado hit. >> oh, my gosh, it's big. >> reporter: this one was 550 yards wide with winds of nearly 180 miles per hour. for 13 miles, it plowed through the cities of garland and rowlett. constance rose's home was nearly demolished. two rooms were untouched, the closets where she and her family, including her two-year- old granddaughter, took shelter. and the house is a mess. >> i know. it's a miracle that we got out alive.
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swearingen also hid in a closet with her boyfriend and her son trevor who is deaf. >> and it's dark. wewead no electricity. and i'm trying to comfort him, and it's the only way i could communicate is to hold his hands and i just kept signing,g,od save us, just god save us, god save us. >> reporter: eight people were killed, most in their cars as vehicles went airborne. tossed by the tornado. back in rowlett, mike girouard and his wife nancy took us to their damagegehome on sunday. >> we were on our patio on the back of the house. >> reporter: what was that? >> that was the ceiling falling in. >> reporter: nancy, are you okay? >> no. my boys grew up in this homeme everything's gone.
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we went from happy to homeless in a minute. >> reporter: the family of four that lived inside this home that i am standing on top of tonight were trapped when it collapsed on top of them, rescuers pulled them out with only minor injuries. jeff, tonighghthey are back here at home with the help of neighbors, salvaging what they can. >> david begnaud in rowlett, texas. [ vocalizing ] [ [ zzing ] [ tree crashes ] [ wind howling ]
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all of this is creating huge problems at airports. since yesterday more than 10,000 flights have been delayed. about 4,100 canceled. many of those in chicago and dallas-fort worth. eric fisher is chief meteorologist at our cbs boston station, wbz. he joins us now. eric, where are these storms headad next? >> reporter: jeff, this whole huge storm system starting to move its way off toward the north and east. tonight, we're watching heavy snow and ice in the upper
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northeast tomorrow. places that were 70 degrees on christmas eve now getting their first winter storm of the season, a mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow that will cause travel issues out the door tomorrow morning before all this finally moves off to the north and east and out to sea as we head into late tomorrow evening. so across the northeast, new york city will actually a punch into the warmer air, above 5 5 degrees, but the bostotoarea across new england and interior parts of new york state, a wintry mix that's going to cause quite a few travel issues. now, the lingering tng, even after this whole storm system moves off shore, we have river flooding that's reaching historic l lels. take a look at the scenes we've been tracking around the mississippi valley in particular. we've had very heavy rain in that bas. the river flood warnings are out acqoss a broad area. some of these crests will be at t record levels as we head into o the next couple days some, jeff, that's very unusual thing. normally in spring you'd expect mississii flooding but not in winter >> eric fisher in boston. eric, thank you. in chicago, outrage after another police shooting.
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weekend. police admit the death of one was an accident, but they're not sayiyi exactly what happenen inside an apartment building. families of the victims are demanding answers. anna werner is there. >> reporter: pole went to this home on chicago's west side early saturday morning after the father of 19-year-old quintonio legrier called to say his son was threatening him and swinging a baseball bat. ten minutes lateon police radio. >> reporter: officers shot and killed legrier, a college student home for christmas break. his mother said his behavior recently changed. they also shot and killelea neighbor by mistake, bettie jones, a mother of five, had been asked by legrier's father to keep an eye out for the arriving officers. jahmal cole was r nephew. >> a 55-year-old lady was shot downwny a chicago police officer. in the climate we're in, in chicago, that's almost unbelievable.
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their doorstep, but my aunt especially w w not a person that deserved that. >> reporter: there have been weeks of protest over police shootings, including that of 17- year-old laquan mcdonald, o in october of last year was shot 16 times s an officer now charard with first-degree murder. over the weekend, legrier's mother, janet cooksey, stood with others wearing anti-rahm emanuel t-shirts, calling for an investigation. >> when is the m mor going to step up? when is he going to step up? >> reporter: responding to the shooting, mayor emanuel issued a statement sayimg, "it is clear changes s e needed to how officers respond t tmental health crises." in a measure of the seriousness of the problems here, jeff, mayor rahm emanuel said today he was cutting short his family vacation trip to cuba to return to chicago. >> anna werner in chicago this evening. in the presidential campaign, a front-runner feud continues, but d/nald trump is not limiting his attacks to
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major garrett has momo on this. >> reporter: bill clinton is always a popular draw on the democratic campaign trail, but donald trump is warning hillary clinn to keep her husband under wrapap if hillary thinks she can unleash her husband with terrible record of women abuse, trump said on twitter, while playing the women's card on me, she's wrong. trump raised the specter of bill clinton's previous sex scacaals after hillary y inton said trump has "a penchant for sexism." today the clinton campaign announced the former president would campaign on his wife's behalf starting next week with two stops in new hampshirerethe state that in 1992 famously made him -- >> the comeback kid. >> reporter: in most national polls trump either trails clinton or runs neck and neck. trump wants to move ahead and signal to gop voters he's eager to challenge the clinton brand. >> you see hillary. i mean, did you watch that? what happened to her? >> reporter: but in the e republican primary, trump is
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today the largest newspaper in new hampshire compared him to biff tannen. >> how do you knowhere i live? >> reporter: the arrogant, monenegrubbing bully from "the back to the future" movies. in an interview with a new hampshire tv station, trump called the publisher, "a low life." >> the paper is failing. he's doing a terble job. this man is absolutely tererble. >> reporter: and the clinton campaign just released a statement saying hillary clinton will not be bullied or distracted by the slinin trump has thrown at her and the former president. jeff, the campaign called trump's comments demeaning, his policies destructive. >> major garrett, thank you. tonight iraqi troops are on the verge of retaking a key city from isis, a city where americans fofoht and died during the iraq war. david martin reports on the new battle for ramadi. >> reporter: iraqi soldiers planted their national flag atop ramadi's gernment center. [gunfire] breaking the death grip isis held over the city just 70 miles
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iraqi officials declar ramadi liberated, but u.s. offials cautioned isis still holds neighborhoods in the noror and east. that will have to be cleared by house-to-house fighting against snipers and booby traps. fighwing has reduced parts of the city to rubble and a return to normal life any time soon is difficult to imagine. still, taking back this city marked a major milestone for an army which last may had andoned ramadi in the face of an assault by a much smaller number of isis fighters. it also validated the american strategy of training and equipping iraqi ground troops and backing them up with strikes from the air. a total of 630 in and around ramadi. pentagon officials said the operation was a complex one which xequired the iraqi army first totoncircle the city andnd theneno cross rivers where the bridges had been blown.
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gaining traction. but no u.s. officialals willing to second the iraqi prime e minister's bold claim that 2016 would see the final defeat of isis in iraq. defense secretary carter called the rereking of ramadi's government center a significant step but added, "the fight against isis is far from over." >> david martin tonight.p thousands have been forced out t their homes -- by a a
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a slow motion environmental disaster in california where a torrent of methane gas is spewing into the air. ousands have been rerecated. mireya villarreal is in porter ranch. >> reporter: this infrared video shows gas rolling off the top of a nearby ridge down into the community ofoforter ranch. it was shot by a law firm representing several home owners who are now filing lawsuits against southern california's gas utility company. matt pakucko bought his first home in the porter ranch community eight years ago
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his ability to work at home as a music producer. >> i c c't work in here. i can't breathe in here. when the wind comes up the hill, the gas comes down here in the fireplace, i can't work. >> reporter: the leak started in october. so far more than 6,500 families have filed for help, but only 2,200 have been relocated. the state agency that monitors air quality estimates nearly 70,000 pounds of gas is being released every hour, roughly a quarter of the methane emissions in california. cal gas spokesman m me mizarahi. >> once the leak is stopped, we'll be able to evaluate what caused the leak, and we'll be able to evaluate how much tural gas escaped. >> reporter: to fix the problem, the gas company drilled a relief well nearby, using magnetic technology, workers have located the leaking wellore than 3,000 feet below ground. now they h he to drill another 5,000 feet where they'll intersect the faulty well and
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cement to stop the leak. it's madi pakucko so sick, he had to move out. frustrating for you? >> beyond frustrating. it's a new way of life now. we can't live in our home. how much worse does it get? >> repter: the leak is expected to be fixed by march, but, jeff, as a precaution, elementary students that go to two nearby schools will be relocated until that happens. >> all right, mireya, thank you very much. lots of peopleove their dogs, but one couple had an usual and very expensive way
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that story is just ahead. in pittsburgh today, a idge that stood for 94 years came crashing down in seconds. it took 1,400 pounds of explosives to turn the greenfield bridge into rubble. it will be replaceby a new bridge in the next two years. a britisiscouple loved their dog so much they paid $100,000 to have it cloned after it died. using the dna south korean lab created two ididtical boxer puppies. the first one was born the day after christmas. the second is expected any day now. former outfielder dave henderson has died. he spent 14 years inhe majors and is best remembered for his dramatic home run in the 1986 american league championship series. that one swing electrified the boston red sox and helped propel them to the world series. henderson died in seattle of a heart attack three months s ter having a kidney transplant.
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meadowlark lemon was a basketball legend who made everything, even half-court shots, look easy. we'll remember him next. every day it's getting closer
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finally tonight, meadowlark lemon famously said it was his destiny to make people happy. at he did through 2424ears and by his count 16,000 performances with the harlem globetrotters. lemon died yesterday in arizona. don dahler looks back. arlem globetrotters s eme
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>> reporter: during his heydey in the '70s, there was arguably no more well-known and belov athlete in the world. he starred in commercials. >> i'm a whiz at this whopper biz. >> reporter: and on saturday morning tv. >> that's why i am your leader. i think of those things. >> reporter: but it was on the court that the man referred to by some as "the clown prince of basketball" reigned supreme. meadowlark lemon made it look so easy, the hook shots, the no- look passes, the comic routines. the great wilt chamberlain called meadowlark "the most sensational, awesomeincredible sketball player he'd ever seen." after watching a newsreel of the globetrotters when he was 11, lemon decided that, not the nba, would be his future. during his 2003 induction into the baskskball hall of fame, the wilmington, north carolina, native described the moment. >> i made my own hoop out of a coat hanger and onion sack. for my basketball i had a
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i'd grab that and sing along and learn how to shoot a hook shot. >> reporter: the globetrotters played to larger croros than most nba teams. they're credited w wh helping desegregate the sport. after leaving the globetrotters in 1979, lemon eventually became a minister, but every day he would head to the gym to play the game he loved, the game that loved him back. >> i've had a wonderful time and the best is yet to come. >> reporter: meadowlark lemon was 83. don dahler, cbs news, new york. that is the "cbs overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us ter for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new
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this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the "overnight news." i'm don dahler. the iraqi military is claiming a partial victory in its bartle against the islamic state. iraqi troops backed by u.s. air power managed to fight their way into the center of ramadi, a provincial capital just an hour's drive from baghdad. the citit has been u uer isis control since may and has been under siege by iraqi forces for
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about a third of the city is still in enemy hands and the iraqis are dealing with snipers, booby traps and minefields. debora patta has the story. >> reporter: the iraqis claimed victory after pushing isis out of a key government complex, but they are still facing pockets of resistance. iraqi troops are taking over ramadi street by street, but progress has been hampered because the area is rged with explplives. the offensive began six days ago, and it has been a tough fight. [ gunfire ] fierce gun battles raged as iraqi soldiers pushed theiriray into the heart of the city. their target -- seizing back the main government compound. this is a far cry from whe the iraqis suffered a humiliating defeat inamadi. they werer shown fleeingnghe city after isis captured it in may.
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of defeating isis on the ground, says former cia deputy director michael morrell. >> this is the first time the iraqi government has retaken territory from isis. so it's significant in terms of theraqi government getting its act together. >> reporter: recapturing ramadi will not only be a psychological boost for the iraqi military, the city is also in a key geographical location. ramadi lies about 60 milil west of baghdad on a strategic road that leads into syria. the government's next major target will be the northern city of mosul, the most densely populated area under isis control. ramadi really is a test case of getting back mosul. gaining control in mosul would essentially deprive isis a major sense of funding and influence. on the campaign trail, it's shaping up to be a two-horse race between hillary clinton and
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a new -- trump continues to have problems with women voters. 61% have an unfavorable opinion of the gopop front-runner. the battle between trump and clinton is getting personal. major garrett reports. >> reporter: donald trump has. been seen in public for days but remains a campaign presence, continuing his feud with hillary and bill clinton while drawing economic fire from bernie sanders. >> i'm winning. i'm beating everybody. in my opinion,eating hillary is easier than beating these people. >> reporter: by that, trump means other republicans. he still hasn't one won contest, but trump is already plotting a general election run against hillary clinton. >> i'll tell you what, if you have another four years of like a hillary, that kind of mentality and thinking, we're not going to have a country left. >> reporter: aftft enduring
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threatened to revisit clinton sex scandals. on twitter, he alleged "he's demonstrated a pen chant for sexism, adding without a whif of irony, so inappropriate. trump says bill's past is fair game. >> it is fair game because his presidency was considered to be very troubled, to put it mildly, because of all the things she's talking to me about. >> reporter: clinton hasn't responded to trump's broad sides. but bernie sanders accused trump of toying with frustrated voters, offering anger, vulgarity and bad policy. i think what trump has done successfully i would say is take that anger, take that anxiety about terrorism and say to a lot of people in this country look, the reason f f our problems is because of mexicans and he says they're all criminals and rapists. >> reporter: sanders also said
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lowering people's wages. on twitter, trump called that a lie. bernie sanders also said that trump favors increasing tax cuts for wealthy. trump's tax plan would provide an average tax cut of $1.3 million a year, and a cut of $2700 to middle income learners. star quarterback peyton manning is promising a lawsuit against the al jazeera network, after it ran an investigative story alleging he used performance enhancing drugs. jericka duncan has more on the allegations and manning's angry response. >> reporter: the allegations come from a former intern at a clinic manning attended for rehab in 2011. the source has since recanted his entire story. but the five-time mvp isn't taking any chances, going on the offense and even hiring a former white house spokesman to handle the potential fall youtd. -- fallout. >> absolutely not.
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fought back sunday, denying allegations he used human growth hormones while recovering from a neck injury in 11. >> i busted my butt to get healthy. and this guy is insinuating i broke nfl rules to get healthy. it's a freaking joke. >> reporter: that guy is charlie sly. he claimed to be an employer of an anan-aging clinic in indianapolis that manning attended after undergoing four surgeries, including a neck fusion that caused him to miss e entire 2011 season. >> a a bunch of baseballl players were taking it, too. >> reporter: in an investigation by al jazeera into the world of performance enhancing drugs and professional orts. sly claims manningngnd other top athletes used banned substances. >> all the time we would be
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like a growth hormone, all the timeme evevewhere and it would never be under peyton's name. >> reporter: the institute has denied these allegations and sly has since backtracked. >> the statements on any recordst that al jazeera plans to air are false and incorrect. >> reporter: his account of his employment are also being questioned. he was an intern there for three months in 2013, two years after manning was a patient. manning's current and former teams are rushing to his defense. in a statement, the denver broncos say they supuprt him 100%, while his former team, the indianapolis colts, called the claims utterly ridiculous, saying manning never took any short cuts and it woulul be absurd to think would have taken performance enhancing drugs. over 18 years, manning has blt an incredibly valuable putation. >> peyton manning becomemehe
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>> reporter: shattering records and winning a super bowl ring. accusations like this could tarnish that@ image. >> his reputation, it means everything to him. this is t t sort of thing that could put his career, just put some questions about all the things he accomplished. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. ah, lilly. she pretty much lines in her favorite princess dress. and she's not exactly tidy. even if she gets a stain she'll wear it for a week straight.
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for years, james whitey bulger was the most notorious mobster in boston. then with the fbi on his ail, he and his long-time girlfriend just disappeared. they eluded the law for 14 years by hiding in plain sight in santa monica, california. they were etending to be a husband and wife couple. steve kroft spoke to their neighbors and the agents who caught them for "60 minutes."
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into retirement with a desire to be left completely alone, there is no better place than santa monica, california. this suburb of l.a. is shared by transients, tourists, celebrities and lots of senior citizens. attracted to the clate, andn abundance of inexpensive, rent controlled apartments. places like this on third street, which is where charlie and carol gasco, a childless couple from chicago, lived for 14 years, without attractg much attention from long-time neighbors or landlords. josh bond is the building manager. what were they like? >> they were like the nice, retired old couple that lived in the apartment next to me. >> reporter: good tenants? >> excellent. never complained, always paid rent on time. >> ty had nothing. and they never went out. they never had f fd delivered.
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>> you thought they were snoor >> yes, without a doubt? >> reporter: the o o thing that everybody remembers is they loved animals. barbara remembers that carol always fed a stray cat after its owner had died. >> she would, you ow, pett and d sweet to it. and then they would put a plate of food like out here. >> reporter: what about charlie? >> you know, he always had a hat on and d dk glasses.s. i have to say, it was mysterious to me why a lovely woman like that was hanging out with that guy. that old, grumpy man. i never could figure that one out. until i heard they had $800,000 in the wall. and then i went oh, okay. >> reportete money w wn't the only thing found in the
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when the fbi stopped by and ended what it called the most extensive manhunt in the bureau's history. >> weapons all over the apartment, shotguns, mini rugers, rifles. >> reportet: what started out as a routine day for special agent gariola, would turn into one of the most interesting days of his career. after getting a call to stake out a building in santa monica, he notified his backup team with the lapd. >> i had four guys working that day. i said we got a tip on whitey bulger, i'll s you there in about an hour. invariably, texts were returned, who's whitey bulger? i had to gently remind him who he was. >> reporter: that he was number e on the fbi's mostt wanted list.
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the west coast, not so much. >> reporter: but then few mobsters have ever been as infamous in the city as whitey bulger was in boston. and his reputation was foror more thth just being grumpy. besides extortion and flooding the city with cocaine, he routinely performed or ordered executions. some at close range, some with a hail of bullets. and at least one by strangulation, after which it's said he took a nap. the special agent whoan the whitey bulger task force had heard it all. >> bulger was charged with 19 counts of murder. he was charged with other crimes. he was a scourge to the society in south boston. >> reporter: he was also a scourge to the fbi and a great source of embarrassment to the fbi task force. years earlier, he had infiltrated the boston office of
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who protected him and supplyied him with information, inclulung the tip that allowed bulger to flee just before he was indicted. >> we had to catch this guy, and it was just a matter of bringing this guy bacac to boston. >> reporter: they joined the task force in 2009. the joke was, bulger was on the fbi's least wanted list. there hadn't been a credible lead in more than a decade,nd their efefrts in bulger's old neighborhood in south boston ridicule. >> some people told us you respect looking for that guy. people made the assumption t tt we had him stashed somewhere. >> despite that mindset we're not going to help you, the fbi still got it done. >> reporter: it took 16 years. >> it took 16 years. this was not a typical fugitive. >> reporter: the fbi said bulger planned his getaway years in advance, with a fake identity
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during his firststwo years on the lam, bulger was in touch with friends and family, shuttling between new york, chicago, and the resort town of grand isle, louisiana, where he rented a h he until h h idedeity was compromised. after that, it seemed as if he had disappeared from the case of the earth, except for the allemed sightings all ove the world. how many of these tips do you think might have been true? >> there are thousands and thousands of tips and i don't think any of them were true >> reporter: one of the obstacles is there were no good photographs of bulger or his long-time live-in girlfriend, catherine gregg. the fbi noted that they shared a love off animals, especiallyy dogs and cats, and asked veterinarians to be on the lookout. there were reports that gregg once had breast implants in boston, so the task force reached out t t physysians.
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a dr. donally, who located her files in storage. >> i was trying to leave the office early to catch one of my kid's ball games. i said listen, i'm going to swing by in the morning and pick those up. they said, do you want the photos, too? said do you have photos? i said, we'll be t tre in 15 minutes. >> the breast implant lead produced a treasure trove of catherine gregg photographs to % help crack the case. the fbi decided to switch strategigi, going after the girlfriend in order to catch the gangster. >> this is an announcement by the fbi. >> reporter: the fbi created this public service announcement. >> 60-year-old greig is the girlfriend of 81-year-old bulger. >> reporter: it ran in 14 markets aimed at women. >> call the tipline. >> reporter: and it didn't take long. thvery next rning, thehe bulger task forcrc got three messages from someone that used to live in santa monica, and was
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carol gasgo, apartment 303, were the people theyy were looking for. the descriptions and the age difference matched, and u.s. marshal neil sullivan, who handled t lead, said there was anothe piece of tantalizing information. >> the tipster described that they were caring for this cat and their love for this cat. so that was just one piece of the puzzle and the tip that just added up to saying, if this isn't them, it's somethingng we better check on immediately, because it sure sounds like them. >> reporter: the search of the fbi's computer database raised another red flag. not for what it found but for what it didn't.. >basically, like they were ghosts. no driver's license, no california i.d. like they didn't exist. >> reporter: that's the apartment? >> that corner on the third floor. >> reporter: on the right hand side? >> yep. >> reporter: by early afternoon, the fbi had set up a number of surveillance posts and had
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manager to talk about the tenantnt >> he closed the door, threw down a folder, opened it up and said are these the people that live in apartment 303? >> reporter: did you say anything? >> my reaction was holy [ bleep ]. i still didn't really know who he was. >> reporter: but it didn't take long to figure it out. while the fbi was mulling his options, bondd logged on to the wikipedia page. >> i'm like wow, this guy is serious. murder, extortion. then i get to the bottom and there's this thing from one of his old people saying, the last time i saw him he said when he goes out, he's going to have guns and be ready to take people with him. i thought maybe i shouldn't be involved in this. >> reporter: bond td the fbi he wasn't going to knock on the door because there was a note posted expressly asking people not to bother them.
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showing signs of dmenementiadementia. >> it had the game sco across it. >> reporter: he had the manager call to say their locker room was broken into. carol said her husband would be right down. >> guns s t, fbi, don't move. fbi, get your hands up, hands went up right away. and then a that moment we told him to get on his knees andnd he gave us,yeah, he gave us i ain't getting down on my "f"-ing knees. didn't want to get his knees dirty, wearing white pas. >> reporter: even at 81, this was a man used to being in control. >> i asked him to identify himself. that didn't go overwhelm. he didn't me to "f"-ing identnty myself. i said are you whitey bulger?
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jim axelrod reports. >> she was a wonderful, wonderful lady. >> reporter: she was the beloved hug lady. and for the last dozen years, elizabeth laird was ere for them with open arms. more than half a million of them actually. soldiers from ft. hood anxiously the deepept relief imaginable e coming home. >> she meant a lot to a lot of us and had a wonderful, wonderful impact onverybody that she met. >> reporter: last month when word got out that elilibeth was losisi her long battle with breast cancer, the troops made it their mission to return the hugs, and to thank the 83-year-old air force veteran for her service. former president george w. bush
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>> thank you for all you have done. >> reporter: last tuesday, elizabeth was honored with a big award for her devotion to the troops. two days later, on christmas eve, she passed away. >> she was a smiling face, you know, in a time where people could have possibly been afraid. >> reporter: elilibeth laird, who made t t w wld bette embarrassed by a prostate exam? imagine how your doctor feels. as a urologist, i have performed 9,421 and a half prostate exams. so why do i do it? because i get paid. und... on this side of the glove i know prostate exams can save lives. so, if you are a man over 50, talk to you doctor to see if a prostate exam is right fororou. if we can do it, so can you.
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the hoverboard was one of the most popular gifts this holiday season, despite stories of them catching fire a being banned from airplanes. but it turns out one of the mostt dadaerous things a kid can do with a hoverboard is left their parents ride it. ben tracy reports. >>&this is a piece of cake. >> reporter: it's the gift that keeps on giving, especially for kids enjoying seeing their parents hop on their hoverboards
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for a bruising. in social media videos, helmets and knee pads are nowhere in sight. so when many parents go down, it does not end well. this teenager tweeted, my spraped his arm riding my hoverboard. merry christmas. ananhoverboards is for kids. my daughter got it. i ended up in the er. most adults are finding the thrills are not worth it. baseball free agent dan uggla tried roll with his kids, but had a hardime getting into the swing of things. that's just one reason the #hoverboardfails has gone viral. justefore chchstmas, the u.s. consumer product safety reported the number of injuries associated with hoverboards spiked 35%. that is expected to ris dramatically in the post holiday
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>> you have a product that doesn't have to meet any safety requirements. >> reporter: nathan furnace sells the boards in los angeles. he thinks the problem is overconfident adults who don't realize the boards are self-balancing scooters. >> they think i got this, and they're trying to balance themselves up. stop, chill out. just stand straight up. >> reporter: he showed me the proper way to board the board. >> try to stand straight up. >> reporter: i thought i got the hang of it quickly, until i didn't. have you seen a lot of adults wipe out on these things? >> i have to be honest, yes. my mom, in fact, was one of the adults that wiped out on them. >> reporter: and that may be the lesson of this holiday season. something that seems like child's play is probably best left to actual children. for "cbs this morning," ben
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angeles parking lot. and thahas the "overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city,y,'m don dahler. no charges against police officers in the shooting death of 12-year-old tamir rice in cleveland. also tonight, a giant storm system crawls across the country dumping snow and ice after tornadoes torerehrough texas. >e are at nature's will, whether we're going to live or die. annvironmental disaster with no end in sight. thousands flee a aethane leak in uthern california. and he was king of his court. farewell to meadowlark lemon. >> he's up to something.
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