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such as in march op2014, commander general lloyd austin testified to congress. >> the fact is he can no longer do what he did at the outset, which is to seize and hold new territory. he has assumed a defensive crouch in iraq. >> reporter: as of today, more than a year later, the iraqi city of mosul still remains under isis control. and while they found -- the task force found no evidence that the orders for those changes came
cbs news has learned a sky diving instructor involved in a deadly accident in california was not certified by the united states parachute association. they were killed during a tandem jump near lodi south of sacramento. thai how sky tiev diving is regulated. >> he was just the best kid and the neatest personality. >> reporter: last saturday ways supposed to be a fun outing with friends, just weeks before the honor student was set to head off to college. his mother took this photo of him at the parachute center. >> he gave me a hug and said i love you mom and i said i love
>> reporter: were those the lasts words? at first she thought her son had backed out of the jump until she spotted emergency services in the field. >> the officer said the two men on the ground are deceased and i lost it. i remember screaming and screaming. thinking it can't be true. >> reporter: it's believed tyler and his instructor died after their open. more than 3 million people sky dive in the u.s. every year. and in 2015, one killed during a tandem jump. ed scott is the director of the nonprofit organization that wirk works promote sky diving safety. >> if you don't find a location listed on our site, we don't know what their standards are.
is the cert fkification of the tandem instructor. sfwlr >> reporter: cbs this morning was unable to locate any of the required certifications for the instructor. when you hear there's a possibility he may not have been certified, what goes through your mind? >> anger. a lot of anger. >> reporter: she claims earlier in the day, the facility sped through preflight >> it was like mcdonald's, get your order and get out. watch half a video. >> reporter: the owner of the parachute center declined our repeated request for comment but spoke on the day of the crash. >> it's an unfortunate situation but if you see a car wreck, they don't close the freeway. it's something that unfortunately in this sport, skiing, scuba diving, there are fatalities.
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anderson cooper learned more about them in a story for "60 minutes." ? ? sfwlr >> reporter: the world's only sanctuary for bonobo's sits on the out skrts of congo. it's she'll tell you just look into their eyes. >> the way they look into your eyes. just like they look in your s soul. >> reporter: and most primates don't maintain eye contact like
guerilla you know. >> reporter: but bonobonobo's l right at you. they're remarkably intelligent with a brain 1/3 the size of ours. those high pitch screeches are form of communication and their gestures are unmistakable. like chimpanzees, bonobos use tools in a wide variety of ways and capab solving. >> she has a baby, so she cannot go deeply. >> reporter: so she's break the stick actually. >> reporter: she showed the stick is too short. >> reporter: so she got a longer stick. that's amazing. she's using the stick to see how deep the water is. they're not dominated by male and according to bryan hair, a
anthropologist, it's the females that run the show. >> here if you try to be an alpha male, you will be corrected by the females. >> reporter: not just by one bout an alliance? >> right. they violate a rule of nature where usually if you're bigger, you're going to be dominate. but females are smaller but they're still not dominated by males because they work together. >> reporter: they've never been observed killing each other, the same can't be said for chimpanzees or humans for that matter. >> they don't have that darker side. so, how could it be that a species with a brain 1/3 the size of ours can do something we can't, which is not kill each other. >> reporter: these apes are sex
planet. he refers to it as the bonobo handshake. it's not that they even find each other attractive -- >> no, it's a negotiation. >> reporter: and it's hardly surprising that many of these negotiations take place over food. chimpanzees will fight each other over food. >> chimpanzees get primed for competition, testosterone inse that drives them to want to be reassured and then they want a bonobo handshake to feel together. >> doesn't matter even the ages. >> any combination, any age. >> reporter: it's an irony that this peace loving primate is being hunted to extinction. though it's illegal to kill or capture bonobo's in the congo,
food. it's the largest in congo's capital, you can buy monkey, even alligators, dead or alive. bonobos aren't openly sold here anymore but you can still buy them in many parts of congo. their orphaned babies often end up in the only place that can care for them. lola ya bonobo. the babies arr often injured. each is assigned a surrogate human mother and their job is to raise the babies as their own, showering them with the love and attention the orphaned apes so desperately need. it's incredible to see them up close like this.
i say all the time flat sure they are great apes. they are not us. and we are not them. but we have a line in the middle of the two worlds that we cross all the time. >> reporter: baby bonobos are as playful as any human toddler. and just as curious. suzy would know, she's in charge of the bonobo's and overseas their rehabilitation. you have a child of your own? >> yes. >> reporter: how is it different? >> no difference. and most the time you need experienced mother. this the only way to save them. sfwlr >> reporter: that's what saves these babies. >> and makes them in life.
>> reporte . >> without that they die. >> reporter: after five years at lola she realized their behavior is closer to ours than she ever imagined. is it hard not to think of them as human? >> yes. because we share most -- we share time with them. >> reporter: you spend all day with them. >> all day. >> reporter: and at the end of the day, she sees to it that they're tucked into their hammocks for the night. do you read them a story? >> no, they're tired. they spend all their time jumping in trees. >> reporter: they're exhausted? >> yeah. >> reporter: and by age five, they move to the kindergarten, where their peers teach them how to be bonobos. they still crave affection but they're also more confident and have started developing their
you want to jump? i can't work under these conditions. or conduct an interview like this. claudine andre came across her first bonobo 20 years ago. they were on the verge of a brutal civil war. she volunteered to help at a local city zoo and that's when she saw the bonobo. he said don't put your heart in this animal? >> yes, it's a bonobo. it's the first time for me i hear this word and he say they never survive in captivity. >> reporter: so don't fall in love with a bonobo because it's going to die? >> yeah, but it was a sort of challenge. >> reporter: there are now more than 70 bonobos at lola. many of the original orphans have children of their own, but
their numbers in the wild will have to grow. seven years ago the team from lola decided to try to release some back into the forest. nothing like it had ever been done with bonobos before. they hand picked nine apes they felt would do well on their own. they have to be able to get along in a group as well as be strong themselves? >> you chose people to go to the moon. >> reporter: it's not quite the release the bonobos is about as remote a place as you can find on the planet. it's a three hour flight deep into the northern wilderness of the congo and then up the river in a dugout canoe. life along the river hasn't changed much in centuries. congo is one of the least developed countries in the world. it has millions of acres of virtually untouched forests.
u.s. men's basketball team is back in action. they take on a serbia in what's known as the group stage. here how team u.s.a. is playing both on and off the court. >> reporter: pinpoint accuracy from behind the arc. has made it seem, for u.s. men's basketball team that gold has never been a question. until australia almost turned the newest version of the dream team's road to glory into a nightmare. >> not an easy night for the united states. >> reporter: really the only competitor that the u.s. faces is itself. complacency is going to be the main issue they face. if they can get over that, i think they win a gold medal.
hardware isn't necessarily the prize. >> the bond we will have for a lifetime of winning gold in the olympics will be a lot more special to me than the actual gold medal. >> reporter: the 12 superstars on this team have already grown closer. >> this is the tightest team i've ever been on and i feel as though everyone here relates to one another and we respect each other but we have a good time well. >> reporter: who's the best singer? >> i am. >> reporter: can you saying little? >> no. i am. >> reporter: basketball brought them to rio but they're making the most of their time off the court. >> we out here. >> having a lot of fun, seen christ the redeemer. crossed that off my buck et lis. >> reporter: and cheering on
waving the american flag and posing for selfies. floating on the high seas in rio's port. >> it's a botel. >> reporter: managing all that personality. >> we played as hard or harder than anybody. >> reporter: is duke coach and basketball legend, mike krzyzewski. >> he tells these guys i want we're going to destroy the competition. >> reporter: a strategy they hope means the red, white and blue will be joined by gold. >> i don't look at silver or bronze medal. the gold medal is what we put all the work in for, kind of what we here for. and that's the overnight news for this friday. for some of you the news continues, for others, check
medical use. this doctor has been prejibing it for four >> especially chronic pain, it really does a great job for them. >> reporter: and yet there is such a stigma this patient didn't wanted bto be identified. >> it has helped me so much. i no longer take percocets. >> reporter: 86% of americans approve of medical marijuana.
the sand. i think this is out of step with science, research, public opinion, political movement on this issue and i think this is another example of that. currently only the university of mississippi is allowed to supply marijuana for research. garden state dispensary of plants in new jersey. and scott, the department of justice has made it clear they will not as long as states and doctors follow the law. donald trump blamed president obama and hillary clinton for creating isis. major garret has the story and a history lesson.
isis. they're the founders. you got the mvp award. isis will hand her the most valuable player award. her only competition is barack obama. between the two of them. >> reporter: donald trump 's criticism that isis rose to prominence during the obama administration, ignored bush's role in removing u.s. troops. the troop withdrawals created a vacuum that the or exploit exploited. president obama negotiated that agreement and set a withdrawal date of 2011. >> in terms of the agreements, this is a major achievement. >> reporter: president obama elected on a platform of withdrawing from the iraq war and moving up the time line. >> you meant that he created the
sfwlrks rema . >> reporter: more than 70 republicans urged them to deny trump party resources and to divert them to vulnerable candidates. also today, patty davis, daughter of president ronald regan, the lasts living president to survive an assassination attempt wrote that trump's comments about the second amendment, hillary clinton and the supreme court could insight violence. and she says makes this all the more horrifying. >> major garret following the campaign tonight. thank you. today president obama received an extraordinary letter from syria. a plea for help from 15 of the last remaining doctors in aleppo.
syrian government forces are in a relentless battle with rebes mostly islamic militants. but civilians are caught in the middle. >> reporter: under constant bombing, life is hard enough for the 300,000 people living in rebel held aleppo. and news of another alleged chlorine attack overnight. its and young children. and for the few remaining doctors there, the relentless fighting and lack of supplies means they're faced with terrible choices. the 15 doctors who wrote to president obama say there is an attack on the medical facility every 17 hours. 42 last month alone. we spoke via skype to pediatrician who is in aleppo
>> reporter: he did not want to show his face. we have to choose who lives and who dies, he said and that is something we have to live with every day. the doctors have accused the world, including the u.s. of failing to protect them. and he told us 95% of the casualties are civilians. we do not need tears, the doctors say. we need action. but with the fighting intensifyith now becoming dire for all of the 2 million people living in both government and rebel held aleppo. they are in danger of running out of food, fuel, and water. the russians unilaterally declared a three-hour ceasefire, which proved futile as the rebel
for more than a year now americans have been told that the war against isis in syria and iraq has been going well, as were the u.s. efforts to train iraqi soldiers. today a congressional task force says that intelligence was altered to make it appear things and it blamed u.s. central command which runs the wars in the middle east. >> reporter: the task force was formed to investigate a whistleblower complaint filed by a senior analyst that intelligence was being manipulated by command leadership. republican congressman, pompeo. >> this information from talented career professionals,
goong the ground but when it got to very senior levels, that information was changed. >> reporter: starting around mid2014, final intelligence reports and public statements painted a rosier picture of the iraqi army's strength in the initial assessments of its own analysts. such as when the then commander lloyd austin testified in march of 2015 that isis had weakened in iraq. >> the fact is that he could no longer do what he did at the outset, which is to seize and hold new territory. he has assumed a defensive prouch in iraq. >> reporter: around the same time an official stated the iraqi army could soon be ready to launch a major offensive to retake the city of mosul. a year 1/2 later, that still hasn't happened. >> when we send young men and
they need straight up intelligence providing them information about what they're up against. >> reporter: late today democrats on the house intelligence committee released their findings and they largely reached the same conclusions. and they're reviewing the report but since the investigation is ongoing, there will be no comment. >> jim axlerod reporting tonight. and a case compared to the 2012 killing of trayvon martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer. reports from raleigh. >> reporter: the 911 call from this raleigh home came at 12:50 saturday morning. >> reporter: the caller was 39-year-old chad copely, a self-described neighborhood watchman.
minutes later, he called 911 a second time. >> reporter: the victim, 20-year-old coren thomas. he was leaving a crowded house party next or >> reporter: police say thomas was unarmed and the warning shot was a shotgun blast fired from inside his garage. he's in jail now, charged with first degree murder. copley's attorney issued a statement saying we urge restraint and not to rush to judgment.
her son safe. >> he was a good kid. and i don't have him no more and there's nothing i can do. >> reporter: copely's being held without bond on the murder charge. she's trying to raise the money she needs to bury her son. >> thank you. today florida reported three more zika infections. 25 people sbr have been infected by florida mosquitos. so far the outbreak appears to be contained in one square mile of miami. it's known to cause microsefally in which a baby's head and brain are abnormally small. we asked doctor to tell us more about this rare disorder. ? the itsy bitsy spider went up
>> like most 6-year-olds, he loves kids, singing, toys and of course, his mother. he has micro sefally. >> my initial thought was i can't do this. didn't sign up for this. >> reporter: they were told edmnd might not ever recognize them. some doctors even be institutionalized. what was your response? >> i didn't think people did that anymore. >> reporter: he didn't sit up or crawl until he was three and still needs help with milestones like riding a bike and playing with his two brothers. >> we're teaching him sign
mama. >> reporter: you speak edmund sign language? >> yes. and he's invented his own signs. this is sleeping to me. >> reporter: it can arise from a number of different conditions, genetic ones like edmund's and infek infections during pregnancy like zika and measles. symptoms and prognosis can vary widely. can you touch my nose? you can. so, you understand a lot. he underds >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: it's too early to tell how it will effect the lives of those with zika. she remembers the emotional toll of an uncertain future. >> what's going to happen? >> reporter: and she still doesn't really know. >> i actually haven't asked for prognosis in forever because i don't expect anyone to be able to tell me. he's charting his own course. it gets better.
that most drivers don't know about but a report out today finds that it is causing 10s of thousands of crashes. here's chris van cleave. >> reporter: watch as this yellow patd falls off a trailer on a minnesota interstate in june. >> i saw the thing fall, so i knew i had to move. i got severely lucky that no one ran me or over or hit me. >> reporter: in hu was killed outside boston. a triple-a study found more than 200,000 crashes were caused by road debris. injuring 39,000 people, more than 500 died. >> majority of these crashes are preventible if they would take necessary precautions to secure their load. >> reporter: if you wouldn't
probably something wrong here? >> if you wouldn't want a family member riding behind you, it's generally not safe. >> reporter: next week, heidi coffee will mark 10 years since the day her husband gavin was killed on a seattle freeway. gavin tried to avoid it when he swerved, he was hit and killed by another car. triple-a found 27% of road debris dea she was pregnant with their fifth child. >> i miss being a wife because that was my favorite thing was to be his wife and best friend and that's what i miss the most. >> reporter: these accidents are most common on highways and during the middle of it day. in all 50 states, drivers can face fines if they're responsible for road debris. in 16 states, they can face jail
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tower has been charge would reckless endangerment and criminal tress pass. he had posted a video saying he had information he wanted to give to trump. at the pirates game yesterday, a fan really lost it . have a look at this. as he tried to catch a foul, he lost his beer and cheese nachos which wound up all over him. as our video editor put it, the bucks gave him a clean shirt and a new plate of nachos. but when a ball is coming at you, you take your best shot and let the chips fall where they
magic and bird, ali and frazier and tonight, lochte and phelps. they'll dual in the pool one last time. >> reporter: in a semifinal of the 200 individual medley last on the left. >> reporter: the two greatest american male swimmers of all time were separated only by the lane line. michael phelps and ryan lochte may be teammates but they've been rivals for more than 12 years. >> we both just go to that next level when we swim with each other. >> he's the hardest competitor i've ever had to go against and he's not likely to back down and
>> reporter: since the 2012 olympics, they have faced off in every 200 meter individual final. but lochte holds the world record in the event and now won 12 olympic medals including six gold and would be the most decorated male swimmer of all time if it weren't for phelps and tonight, phelps says he'll retire after rio. torres swam i >> it's a very big deal. i don't think they'd be as good as they are if they didn't push each other. >> reporter: along the way they became friends. they're sharing a room in the athletes village in rio. >> win or lose, we're still going to be friends and that rivalry we've created is just great. >> reporter: and so is winning and someone has to get there first. cbs news, rio de janeiro.
captioning funded by cbs it's friday, august 12th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." donald trump doubles down on his claim that president obama and hillary clintocr isis, going so far to say -- >> isis will hand her the most valuable player award. that fuels more republicans unrest and after some republicans have cut ties with their candidate, others are calling to cut him off. details to the effort to strip trump of rnc funding. tsa take-down. new video surfaces of the moment a security agent slammed a teen cancer patient to the ground.
simone strong in gymnastics. simone biles is crowned as the sports' new queen in gymnastics, but in the pool, simone manuel does what no other african-american swimmer has done before. and michael phelps for the win. he won his 22nd gold medal and even managed to bring the nfl to a standstill. >> the gold medal man in the waters has done it again! good morning from the studio headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, donald trump says if the republican party diverts funds from his presidential campaign to congressional races, he'll just stop fund-raising for the gop. discontent with trump among gop leaders continues to grow. in a letter to the republican party, 70 worried republicans urged the gop to stop funding trump.
utah while hillary clinton's lead in national polls has widened. craig boswell reports. >> reporter: donald trump courted voters in florida on thursday, the biggest prize of the battleground states. the republican presidential candidate criticized hillary clinton's economic plan. >> maybe the greatest, biggest tax increase in the history of our country. >> reporter: he also doubled down on his theory that the obama administration's policies allowed terrorist groups to grow. >> barack obama and hillary clinton, these are the founders of isis. >> reporter: trump's recent comments, including his suggestion that second amendment voters could stop clinton, have ignited a fire storm. cbs news has learned more than 70 republicans sent the republican national committee a letter urging the rnc to cut off funds to trump's campaign and shift resources to senate and house races. hillary clinton touted her economic plan, while rallying supporters in michigan.
new investments in manufacturing and infrastructure jobs. >> my message to every american worker across america is this, i will stop any trade deal that kills jobs or holds down wages, including the transpacific partnership. >> reporter: clinton promised to release her 2015 taxes soon, but trump says he won't release his until an irs audit is completed. craig boswell, cbs news, the white house. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will discuss the race for the white house with cbs news political director and "face the nation" moderator john dickerson. 22 passengers and two crew members were injured when a jetblue flight was hit by turbulence. jetblue flight 429 was en route from boston to sacramento but diverted to rapid city, south dakota. it landed safely last night and the injured were taken to local hospitals. a white man says he was protecting his raleigh, north carolina, neighborhood, when he
the shooting is being compared to the shooting death of trayvon martin in florida. mark strassmann has details. >> reporter: the 911 call from this raleigh home came at 12:50 sunday morning. the caller was 39-year-old chad copley, a self-described neighborhood watchman. his complaint was about a large crowd gathered outside his home. minutes later, copley called 911 a second time. >> reporter: the victim? 20-year-old kouren thomas. he was leaving a crowded house
>> reporter: police say thomas was unarmed and copley's warning shot was a shotgun blast fired from inside his garage. he's in jail now, charged with first-degree murder. copley's attorney issued a statement saying, we urge restraint and that folks not rush to judgment. the victim's mother, simone thomas, says she moved to keep her son safe. >> he was a good kid and i don't have him no more! and there is nothing i can do! >> reporter: copley is being held without bond on the murder charge. thomas' mother says she is trying to raise the money she needs to bury her son. mark strassmann, cbs news, raleigh, north carolina. the cause of a massive explosion at an apartment complex in maryland remains
gas before the blast. the explosion wednesday night in silver spring shook homes a mile away. two people were killed and dozens of others injured. up to seven others are unaccounted for. the fire spread so rapidly, residents were jumping out of windows and dropping children. this morning, police in thailand say a string of bombings targeting tourist resorts are not related to international terrorism. between late thursday and early this morning, four resorts were attacked. there were at least ten at least four people were killed, and dozens were wounded, including ten foreigners. police believe the attacks were acts of local sabotage and may be related to an insurgency in muslim majority provinces. the u.s. surgeon general says 25% of puerto rico will be infected with the zika virus by year's end and urging the island to step up in education programs and mosquito control. the number of zika cases spread
grown to 25. florida's governor says the area much concern in miami is shrinking. that is good news. but the cdc is still warning pregnant women to stay away. in another amusement park-related accident, a 3-year-old boy who fell off a roller coaster in pennsylvania has been hospitalized. he fell from an old-style wooden coast in idlewild, that is southeast of pittsburg long and 40 feet high at its highest. the boy's condition has not been released. you might remember on sunday, a 10-year-old boy was killed on a waterslide in kansas city. and then on monday, three children fell from a ferris wheel in tennessee and all of them survived. here in new york, a gust of wind caused a construction crane to slammed into three world trade center. the crane ball hit a window on the 12th floor of the building. the building is one of three skyscrapers replace the twin towers destroyed on 9/11.