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it was 53 years ago yesterday that president john f. kennedy was assassinated while traveling in a motorcade through dallas. the fatal moments, 26 1/2 second in all, were captured on 8 millimeter film by a dressmaker named abraham zapruder. the story behind the lens ins a new book. jan crawford reports. >> president kennedy at dallas airport, was cheerful, waving, had been quite a triumphant tour. >> reporter: in an instant you see the entire course of history changed. >> three shots were fired at president kennedy's motorcade. >> reporter: 486 frames. a home movie showed the shooting of a president from beginning to end.
1:00 p.m. central standard time. >> the film was the first of its kind. it broke every barrier. alexander zupruda grew up with it. her grandfather, abraham, dressmaker and immigrant wanted to record the president's visit for his wife and children. with an 8 mill meter camera he stood on his concrete ledge on the grassy knoll. >> when he saw the limousines, he began filming. >> he was the eyes for on to that horrible day? >> that's right. i think the film in many ways, the film is really america's memory of this event. >> reporter: the story of the film is far more than those 26 seconds of video. as alexander zapruda recounts. >> you have the film? >> within hours her grandfather
>> i saw his head, practically open up, all blood and everything. i kept on shooting. >> reporter: the government took copies of the film but left zapruda with the original. he wanted the film to be protected out of respect for the kennedys. gazine.ected it to "life" >> their interest was actually in protecting the american people. and, protecting the kennedys. which in today's world, seems completely unfathomable. nobody protects any body. the whole concept of privacy is practically obsolete. >> reporter: for the next 12 years, life kept the original under wraps. >> if you are at all queasy, don't watch this film. >> reporter: in 1975, geraldo, aired a bootleg copy. >> the most horrifying thing i have ever seen. keeping it from the public, fueled conspiracy theories the government had something to hide. >> the film wasn't shown as a film to the american people for 12 years.
the other part of the story that is fascinating. the story of technology. changing technology. >> reporter: we talked to zapruder in a gallery where you can see technology evolved and affected journalism. >> your grandfather. he was kind of the first citizen journalist in a way. >> he was. think a lot about black lives matter movement and use of the cell phone to record something. a form of resistance. become something more powerable. >> reporter: the zapruder film carries its own power. by accident or fate it changed how we saw the world. >> it is the story of how life turns in an instant. here is this beautiful couple riding down the street. gah! look at us. we're rapidly losing credibility as handymen. mom washed our clothes. one wash with tide pods and we're right back where we started. we look like catalogue models! who trusts a clean handyman anyway?
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>> this is the daily show with jon stewart. >> what we tried to develop was an internal barometer of what worked for the show and how we could execute it. >> bush by 225 votes. so as you can see. it's never going to end. i'm going to work on my obama, are you ready, here we go. >> yes, we can. >> what an entrance. an escalator down. i hat majestic since my friend met be at the gap after grabbing an >> one simple goal. >> yeah. >> i want you to admit there is a thing such as white privilege. all i want. >> easy to forget in 2016, what the media world looked like in 1996, 1997, 1999. where comedy central was still kind of a sketchy proposition. >> we have an honest open deep bait between the president of
man we believe has the insight to stand up to him. >> one of the pivotal segments on the show through bush vs. bush in 2003. he knows this way better than i do by the way. mr. president, is the idea to just build a new country that we look better? >> we will tear down the apparatus of terror and we will help-up to build a new iraq that is prosperous and free. >> i don't think our troops ought to be used for nation building. >> people used to come up to me in the news business, how do you fine the clip of the guy contradict himself? from five years ago. tivo. rerecord it. we we go back and search for it. >> the idea of what the daily show became was not something banging around in your head when you took the job or was it?
better way to execute public affairs comedy that means something to me? can i express my comedy about things that i care about in a way that is entertaining enough so i won't get fired. it could get rejected. >> go down doing it my way. >> that's right. >> i am going to go down the way i feel like i am going to do it in the way that i think is the best iteration of my abilities and itch if that goes down, i can bartend. >> yes, you could. >> what they found early on -- >> every reporter's dream. >> found a tone in a piece, steve carell did john mccain. >> the best way to get to a presidential candidate's bus is through his wife. >> carell is a world class
>> you have world class improvisers working with civilians who don't know they're in an improv. >> senator, how do you reconcile the fact that you were one of the most vocal critics of pork barrel politics yet while you were chairman of the kmer committee, the committee set a record for unauthorized appropriations. >> mccain freezes. a dear in the headlights moment. then what do we have to do at that point? we let you go. it'sch >> i was just kidding. >> we have to undercut it with a laugh. i don't even know what that means. >> the world is worse than when i started. have i caused this! >> one of the difficulties of this is this has been given a greater place in the discussion and a larger role in the, the discourse than is warranted. and once that started to happen. i think -- you began to question if it is a good thing or a bad
>> the thanksgiving meal is not only about the turkey. there its also the fixings, and the dessert. and for most people, dessert usually means, apple pie, and pumpkin pie. maybe even sweet potato pie if you get adventurous. well in maryland, dessert is all about namely, the smith island cake. rita braver climbed on board to got a taste. >> reporter: smith island reachable only by boat is less than ten miles off the coast of maryland. but a world apart. british settlers first came here in the 17th century. and today, it its a tranquil place. unless you happen on to the kitchen of the smith island cake lady.
>> no more than 10. 10 cakes a day. >> like to keep it at six, seven. i don't know who is going to wear out first me or the oven. she ships to the mainland. but she has no website. >> how do they find out about you? >> neighbor tells the neighbor and the son tells the daughter or whatever. i have no idea. >> reporter: a labor intensive process. eight to ten thin layers. each baked in its own pan. >> okay. almost. almost. >> reporter: then carefully iced. dollop of frosting in the middle. >> reporter: marshal's island roots go back countless generations. like most women here she learned gan. really knows how it all a >> i think it became a competition between the women of who could get the most little
>> does it taste as the good as it looks? >> i hope it will. >> reporter: it does. and when she started taking them up to the state legislature, they voted smith island cake the official maryland state dessert in 2008. >> well, we were hollering look we won the super bowl. >> reporter: but the island has also suffered significant set backs. coastline loss to erosion and rising sea waters. a once thriving seafood industry, now struggling. and a population that has dwindled to around 200. but cakes are on the rise. ever since a young wharton business school grad happened to taste one. when did you go from saying this is really good cake, to let me
here? >> almost immediately. >> reporter: and so brian murphy founded the smith island baking company in 2009. he started by visiting the island. and talking to mary ada marshal. she says brian i love this idea. can i pray for you? i said you pray? she said honey you can't live in the chesapeake bay and not pray. in fact, murphy first opened the baekery on the island with an all local staff. but after seven years, he moved across the water to christfield maryland, vexed by the island's idiosyncracies. >> roof leaks. powe the bay freezes over. >> reporter: you regret you had to move? >> terrible. these are real people. >> reporter: the backery still employs any original smith islanders who want to stay on. >> how do you know if a smith island cake tastes good or not? >> when there is none left. >> reporter: but though she wishes the bakery well. mrs. marshal wonders if it is still a smith island cake if it isn't baked on smith island.
facebook promising changes to fight the spread of misinformation and fake news on the social network. founder and ceo mark zuckerberg is devising a plan to keep phone yo news stories off face book feeds. after the presidential election, critics say the plan is too little, too late. they also say, questionable decisions facebook made months worse. the facebook ceo told global leaders in peru he wants to connect the world. >> you can take any system in the word and make it much, much better than it is today. >> reporter: as he demonstrated virtual reality to peru's president he was forced to deal with the more trubing reality back at home. the seemingly unchecked proliferation of fake news on the site. a facebook representative
monday. >> the amount of news that is on the site as you would call it fake news is very small. we are not satisfied with that. >> reporter: zuckerberg outlined seven ways the social media giant hopes to detection measures, third party verification by fact checking organizations and possibly adding warnings, flagging false stories by third parties or the facebook community. but critics say, zuckerberg's proposed fixes are too little too late. >> i think as a diplomatic answer it was great. but, you know i think what people really want are specifics. he failed to deliver that. >> adam was contracted to work for facebook's trending topics division in may. he said he was laid off four months later and the division was eliminated. >> reporter: in your opinion seen this coming? >> maybe not mark zuckerberg,
should have been paying more attention to what was, you know, showing up in people's news feeds for sure. >> his job was to make sure that inaccurate news didn't trend on facebook. he says his devision was eliminated weeks after criticism earlier this year that facebook's information gate keepers were suppressing conservative view points. he said his division c h fake news. >> by stopping fake news from trending you are likely to stop fake news from spreading further. >> he thinks it is unrealistic for users to fact check the stories in their news feed and says the responsibility is on
now his positions are in transition. the president-elect says he won't prosecute hillary clinton. and denying climate change, well that's changing too. also tonight, the driver who wrapped a school bus aroun children is charged with vehicular homicide. >> and my daughter said, right before the bus flipped, he asked them, are you already to die? >> the billionaire who is bringing jobs to america. >> are you making america great again? and the president honors some of america's greatest stars.
? >> announcer: this is the cbs "overnight news." reporting tonight from los angeles. few people expect politicians to keep all of their campaign promises, but in a matter of hours, donald trump reversed himself on three controversial positions that were important to conservative republicans. positions that helped him defeat hillary clinton. including that vow to put her in prison or at lest prosecute her. he also climate change and torture. with 59 days now before mr. trump becomes the 45th president, here is chip reid. >> reporter: at trump rallies, lock her up was almost a campaign mantra. candidate trump called her crooked hillary and threatened to put her in jail. >> special prosecutor, here we
special prosecutor. in a meeting at "the new times" where reporters were live tweeting the conversation mr. trump said this when asked about prosecuting her. i don't want to hurt the clintons, he said i really don't. she went through a lot and suffered greatly in many ways. later he added, i think it would be very, very divisive for the country. he also changed his tune on the issue of climate change. an whether it is caused by human activity. during the campaign, mr. trump left no doubt. >> a lot of it is a hoax. he said he wanted to cancel the paris accords, an international agreement negotiated by the obama administration to reduce fossil fuel emissions. today, mr. trump told the times i think there is some connectivity between humans and climate changed. asked if he wants to withdraw from climate change accord, i'm looking at it very closely. i have an open mind to it. >> i would bring back
boarding. >> mr. trump during the campaign on issue of torture, today he told the times he changed his mind after talking with the general who is a strong candidate for secretary of defense and who owe poses waterboarding. mattis told mr. trump give me a pack of cigarettes and a couple beers and i'll do better. mr. trump said today i was very impressed by that answer. the president elect also made news when asked if it is a conflict of interest how to be actively involved in his businesses, while also serving as president. the law is totally on my side, he said s the president can't have a con flflict of interest. he did add he is phasing out his business activity and giving it to his kids. before becoming chairman of the trump campaign, steve bannon was ceo of breitbart. in an interview with "mother jones" last summer, bannon said we are the platform for the alt
nationalists. asked about the alt-right, mr. trump told the times i don't want to energize the group and i disavow the group. twitter is mr. trump's primary means of communicating directly with supporters the he has more than 15 million twitter followers. he used to lash out at cast of the musical "hamilton" and "saturday night live" but silent about the alt right and also been silent to the general public. he held no public events since his election night speech and was in july. chip reid for us tonight. chip, thank you. well during the campaign, mr. trump said that the clinton charitable foundation was a criminal enterprise. yesterday, as required, the trump foundation released its 2015 tax form, and julianna goldman found the president-elect's charity is admitting to a violation of its own. in its most recent tax filing, the donald j. trump foundation
income or assets to a disqualified person. and that it also did so in previous years. translation, the foundation gave money to someone it shouldn't have. >> i give a lot of money to people, charities and everything. i love people. the form posted to charity database, guidestar doesn't detail violations. but during the campaign, "the washington post" first reported and cbs verified, that mr. trump violated an irs rule by using his foundation for his own benefit. in one ex prize money after scoring a hole in one at mr. trump's westchester golf course. he sued. the foundation ultimately gave $158,000 to his charity. to help settle another lawsuit, the foundation contributed $100,000 in 2007 to a military charity after the city of palm beach sued mr. trump's club for putting up a large flagpole. new york attorney general eric snyderman has since opened an
so-called self-dealing violations typically pay a penalty tax and repay the money. several tax attorneys told us it is common for private foundations to report that they unintentionally violated self-dealing rules. in this case the president-elect is admitting to wrong-doing after a series of news reports. trump representatives did not respond for rekwequests for comment. the post-election rally has record high and a new milestone. the dow gained 67 points to close above 19,000 for the first time since the election, the blue chip index is up nearly 4%. well, as much as 40 inches of snow fell in upstate new york. the snow was whipped up by icy wind off lake ontario near rochester cars were buried. snow and rain are expected tomorrow in the upper midwest.
today in tennessee, parents told us that they were worried about their school bus driver long before he wrapped his bus around a tree. that driver has now been charged with vehicular homicide. five young students were killed yesterday. 12 others are in the hospital. six of them in intensive care. mark strassmann is in chattanooga. >> neighbors recalled hearing an explosion. and then, the sound of children screaming. they struck a tree so hard the bus almost split in two. investigators say, 24-year-old johnthony walker was driving
>> you want to make sure the brakes were working. the steering was working. want to find anything that wasn't working. >> reporter: hours after the crash, parents searched for missing kids. we spotted kadeer mateen, three daughters were on the bus. two were hurt. one, 6-year-old zaira was missing. >> she was strapped between the seat. but that's it. that's all she said. >> an hour at the hospital looking devastated. he had just learned that zaira was among the children killed. jazmine mateen is their mother. >> angry. hurt. she wanted to be a doctor. and now my baby can't be that doctor that she wanted to be. >> reporter: mateen told us for three months she has complained to school officials about
but his driving record shows his license was suspended in 2014 for lack of insurance. and two months ago his bus swiped a car causing minor damage to both vehicles. mateen made serious allegations concerning walker and yesterday's crash. >> my daughter said right before the bus flipped that he was speeding around a curve and asked them "are y'all ready to die?" >> reporter: he asked the kids what? >> are they ready to die? >> reporter: we have not been able to verify those allegations, but mateen one of three parents we tacked to who complained about walker's past driving. scott, we also spoke on the phone with walker's mother. she called her son, a good kid, and called the crash a terrible accident. >> mark strassmann covering this tragedy tonight. mark, thank you. here in los angeles, more than 30,000 people will spend
homelessness is dropping in much of the country, but not in california. we asked ben tracy to find out more. >> reporter: in santa ana, california this tent city is home to 500 people living in the shadow of city hall. >> they want to pretend we don't exist. >> nick blinderman is 26 and uses heroin. >> i never in my life have seen anything like the drug use around here. it's as common as like drinking >> reporter: homelessness is rising in california in part because housing costs and rent have skyrocketed. 120,000 people are homeless here. 66% of them live on the street. the highest rate of people without shelter, in the country. >> you cannot convince me on any day of the week, that this is the way that people should have to live. >> mark ridley thomas, los angeles city supervisor. tents line streets all over los
jerry brown to declare state of emergency. using fund for natural disasters to address homelessness. you believe this is a disaster just like a wildfire or an earthquake? >> well, it's pretty obvious. this is simply an intolerable set of circumstances. >> reporter: on election day, los angeles voters approved a $1.2 billion plan to build 10,000 units of affordable housing. >> so this is pretty typical of the first step up off the street. phillip man gano is an expert on homelessness and says programs often focus on hunger or drug use not permanent housing. services without housing leaves people still on the street in shelters. >> tanisha lives at the tent city in santa ana. >> there is people that used to teach. there is plumbers. there is roofers.
there is everything here. but nobody is willing to give them that chance because they have hit rock bottom. >> and the view from the bottom its not pretty. so, we ask governor brown's office if he plans to declare that state of emergency. scott, he said that would not be appropriate. he says that chronic homelessness, like the kind you see back here, is better dealt with on the local it's judgment day. back seat chefs peer inside your oven. but you've cleaned all baked-on business from meals past with easy-off, that beautiful bird. go ahead.
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donald trump was elected in part by promising to stop the flow of american jobs to china. but it turns out, that's a two-way street. as jim axelrod found. >> reporter: the factory floor is bustling at this manufacturing plant in ohio. a billionaire has indeed brought jobs back to this part of the rust belt. >> we'll stop the jobs from leaving ohio and from leaving america. >> reporter: not that billionaire. this one. mr. chou, how many jobs do you expect to create in ohio? 3,000. not hundreds. thousands? chinese billionaire, bought this former gm plant which shut its
1,000 jobs, and turned it into a state of the art auto glass factory. today, the ohio plant is part of chou's global glass empire. helping to produce 23% of the world's car windows. >> when i walked into it two years ago it was dark, dirty, and had been uninhabited for quite a few years. jim reid, a supervisor, voted for donald trump, who made the chinese a target during his campaign. china to rape our country. that's what they're doing. >> reporter: what do you make of hundreds, thousands of jobs to this part of ohio its chinese? >> i'll be honest. i struggle with it a bit when i made the decision. >> reporter: why? >> just because of what i have been kind of led to believe. >> it is the greatest theflt in
>> reporter: but mr. chou seems untroubled by the criticism. he told us, "that was just campaign talk." now that trump its the president elect, things will be different. >> reporter: are you making america great again? what would your message be to donald trump about chinese businessmen in the united states? >> give them a try. >> reporter: 10% of the jobs at the plant are h employees. as the for wages, jobs average $21 an hour. compare that to the old gm jobs there that paid $30 an hour. but scott, mr. chou told us he is looking to raise the pay scale considerably. jim axelrod for us tonight. jim, thank you. coming up next -- an extraordinary gather (achoo!) you can pick up the flu from surfaces for up to 48 hours. it's like having a sick family member in your home.
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>> reporter: in music they reign supreme. ? that your love ? on the silver screen, they are legends. >> you talking to me? >> there is no crying in baseball. >> reporter: the dean of baseball announcers, vince scully. >> when the crowd is roaring -- >> reporter: two of the greatest basketball players to play the game. michael jordan. >> michael jordan is the of greatness. >> reporter: one of a kind. >> all of these people affected our lives. >> the president is saying you are a person who is more than what you do with the basketball. >> absolutely. but i have always believed that i can do more than stuff a ball through a hoop. my greatest asset is my mind. and i try, try to use it for good. >> reporter: most of the honorees are long accustomed to
>> the name de niro is synonymous with tough guy. >> reporter: as robert de niro told us this means something more. >> who would have thought i would, i would be getting this? i think that anybody, who wants to do things in the arts, whatever it is, politics, that they should follow through on it and always try to do the right thing. >> reporter: not all honorees were household names, scientists, educators and architects. the designer of the vietnam veterans memorial as a college student. >> we are all coming from different places. we have all really followed our passions. >> reporter: we asked lin what drives people to greatness? >> you have to have your dreams and have your ideals. and you have to believe that one single person can make a huge difference. >> we all can contribute. we all should contribute if we can. >> reporter: how big of a deal is this? >> to get this medal, it is really significant. it is something that all
finally tonight, thanksgiving usually comes with wishes for peace, harmony, and tranquility. but it can also bring a cornucopia of stress, tension, and anxiety. dr. jon lapook went in search of a holiday cure. ? ? >> reporter: at mildred e e.strang middle school in new york, students are singing about math.
taught here. kindness equals tolerance. 13-year-old asha is in the #th grade. >> one of our main focuses is to accept people's differences to know that we are never all going to be the say and to be proud of our differences. >> reporter: how does that square with what you have been hearing during this past election? >> okay, i feel look many people, they didn't respect each other's different views and different opinions durg election. >> reporter: what do your teachers tell you about communicating with each other? >> you have to be sure you don't offend them. you try your best not to offend them. but still to got your point across. isabelle armstrong is 11 in sixth grade. >> if one person believes one thing. and you believe the other. be kind of like, okay, we have different opinions. i'm okay with that. ? >> reporter: at international night, students learn to walk in
? and appreciate customs and foods from around the world. >> can i try one of these? >> 13-year-old 8th grader helped mc the event. in a few days across the country. millions of people will be having thanksgiving dinner. what is your advice for this thanksgiving? >> i feel like, families should just stay true to what really matters. is family and each other. >> reporter: over time, stress can lead to serious health challenges. from anxiety and depression to heart attack and stroke. so, scott, this thanksgiving, treating each other with a dose of kindness, tolerance, and common curt sourtesy may be just the doctor orders. >> dr. jon lapook for us. doctor, thank you. that's the "overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others check back with us a
news. and be sure not to miss "cbs this morning." captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, november 23rd, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." a blast of the cold snowy, and wet weather will hit parts millions of people hit the roads for thanksgiving. so love and comfort to these families. help and hold them in their weakest hours. >> a community is mourning the loss of five children killed in a school bus crash and heartbroken parents are speaking out. and shifting positions. president-elect donald trump may not follow through with some of his campaign promises, including
good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. if you are traveling today for thanksgiving, odds are the weather won't be an issue. weather in most of the country is calm, but there are a few exceptions. overnight, more snow fell in eastern minnesota. the storm over the central plains will move to the great lakes by tomorrow morning. in the pacific northwest, there is snow in the the big concern is more rain. and in upstate new york, they are cleaning up what was a record snowfall in some areas. chief meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbz has more on the holiday weather. >> reporter: we continue to track the storm system which is slowly moving across the country, brought some snow yesterday to the upper midwest and now it heads eastbound and with it a weakening state so we will still see showers and a few thunderstorms and a wintry mix
northeast on thanksgiving day. a lot of that rain, unfortunately, in the southeast all dries up which is good for travel but not necessarily for the drought that continues there. stormiest area is the pacific northwest and strong moves in on late thanksgiving and mountain snow reaching down into northern california and also bring fre snowfall in for the thanksgiving holiday. cascades upwards of three feet elevations. airports hubs, wednesday, minor delays around minneapolis, chicago and seattle. on thanksgiving itself watching places like new york, light precipitation, maybe a few delays and, again, seattle will be the story and coast-to-coast, your thanksgiving looks like this. pretty mild and dry across the southern states and a light wintry mix around the twin cities but a little stormy
today is a busy travel day of the year. 48.7 million americans are expected to travel more than 50 miles this thanksgiving, that is according to aaa. the vast majority of travelers, more than 43 million will be driving. that is nearly a 2% increase over last year. gas prices are the cheapest in nearly a decade. well, more than 3.5 million americans are expected to travel by air, an increase of more than 1.5% from last year. they are advised to get to those airports early. morning," more on your thanksgiving travel outlook. president-elect donald trump is taking some heat this morning from some of the people who helped get him elected. they are upset because mr. trump is backing off of some of the things he promised during the campaign. he is in florida to celebrate the holiday. he is apparently offered a cabinet post to a former rival. hena daniels is here in new york. >> reporter: president-elect
thanksgiving holiday with his family in florida. mr. trump has reportedly offered the post of secretary of housing and urban development to ben carson. several outlets are reporting mr. trump could select south carolina governor nikki haley as u.s. ambassador to the united states as early as today. president-elect donald trump landed in florida on tuesday night with several key roles in his administration yet to be filled. among them housing and urban secretary and a position ben carson says he is up for. >> i'd say it's on the table. it certainly has been a long-term interest of mine. >> reporter: earlier in the day, the president-elect met behind closed doors with reporters and editors at "the new york times" and seemed to back away from some of his most controversial campaign rhetoric. >> special prosecutor, here we come, right?
prosecutor. >> reporter: live said i don't want to hurt the clintons. she went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways. >> it's a hoax. >> reporter: the president-elect also reversed course on the issue of climate change, telling "the times" i think there is some connectivity between humans and climate change. mr. trump also stood by his pick for senior white house counselor steve bannon, formerly head of breitbart and once considered for the head of alt right a group popular with white nationa nationalists. trump told "the times" i don't want to energize the group and disavow the group. on bannon if i thought he was a racist or alt right i wouldn't even think about hiring him. when it comes to his involvement in his businesses as president, mr. trump shrugged off the issue telling the reporters the loss is totally on my side after
video this week, mr. trump is expected to release another video message today. this one focusing on thanksgiving. >> hena daniels in new york, thank you so much, hena. chattanooga police say the school bus driver charged in a fatal crash was driving well above the speed limit when he lost control. five students were killed when the bus left the road and crashed into a tree on monday. the driver johnthony walker is charged with five counts vehicular homicide. mateen had three sisters on the bus and one told him she could not get out and she was pronounced dead. >> she was trapped beneath the seat. that's it. all she did. >> parents said they complained about walker's driving in the past inspect he is due in court november 29th. six other children remain in critical condition. another police shooting.
university in detroit was shot in the adequate hen in critical condition. the officer was investigating possible theft last night and radio he is about to question someone. last night a man considered a person of interest was taken into custody and police say they have no motive. there are other police shootings building week in texas, missouri, and florida. four people were injured by a fire at a louisiana oil refinery. the victims were rushed to a hospital in baton rouge listed in critical condition. the fire started when workers following repair work. the exxonmobil refinery is the fourth largest in the u.s. authorities say more wildfires are being deliberately set each day in the southeast. currently, there are 44 uncontained wildfires burning in the south. some of the largest are in western north carolina. firefighters are battling drought conditions and high winds in more than 120,000 acres have burned so far. coming up on the "morning news."