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website we'll see you in 30 minutes. >> pelley: tonight, the penn state scandal is much worse than we knew. the number of children sexually abused has more than doubled. armen keteyian reports the university reached an agreement with 26 victims today. texas passed one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation. today a federal judge had his say. anna werner reports. one year after hurricane sandy some residents are only now facing the loss of their homes. jim axelrod on the unintended consequences of a new law. and the boy with the bionic hand. new technology lets most anyone create the most amazing things. >> making your kids happy is like the most rewarding thing you can have as a dad. captioning sponsored by cbs
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this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, in one of the biggest scandals ever in college sports penn state university said it will pay nearly $60 million to 26 men who say they were sexually abused as children by assistant football coach jerry sandusky. other claims are still pending. sandusky was convicted at trial of abusing ten boys, so the announcement today means there were many more victims than we thought. armen keteyian of "60 minutes sports" has been covering this from the start and has the latest developments tonight. >> reporter: frank fina, the former chief deputy state attorney general for pennsylvania was the architect in the case against jerry sandusky. joseph mcgettigan, iii, was the lead prosecutor. did you have victims of allegations of abuse by sandusky dating back into the '70s. >> yes. >> reporter: in their only interview about the case, the prosecutors were asked on "60 minutes" sports in september
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about the number of potential victims out there beyond the ten who originally alleged they had been sexually abused by the former penn state assistant football coach. >> i don't know. i don't know. >> well, there were ten listed in... >> there are dozens more. dozens. >> pelley: dozens more? >> yup. >> reporter: today those words held true when penn state announced it had settled or agreed in principle on the nearly $60 million settlement. added university president rodney erikson: in a june, 2012 trial, the then 68-year-old sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of criminal sexual abuse and other charges. he was sentenced to no less than
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30 years in prison. to this day he maintains his innocence. matt casey is an attorney for seven of the victims included in this settlement, among them one of sandusky's adopted sons matt. >> they are pleased to now put it behind them but it's a remarkable achievement by courageous young men. >> reporter: university officials said the settlement funds will come from the school's liability insurance, but penn state's problems are far from over. three top university officials, including former president graham spanier, are likely to stand trial next year on charges they covered up years of sandusky's abuse. >> pelley: armen, as you said, sandusky was convicted of abusing ten boys. were any of those ten part of today's settlement? >> reporter: scott, we've learned all but two of those involved in that original indictment, meaning eight, are part of today's settlement. what's unclear here is how many other legitimate claims have yet to be made. >> pelley: a lot farther to go. armen, thanks very much.
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dozens of abortion clinics in texas were set to close tomorrow because they don't meet the requirements of the state's strict new abortion law. but today a federal district judge ruled that portions of that law are unconstitutional. anna werner is in dallas with more about the law, the ruling, and the impact. >> we won't go back! >> reporter: the restrictions prompted protests in the state capital. those who opposed the law said it would make abortions impossible in many parts of texas because it required doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of an abortion clinic. today, federal district judge lee yeakel agreed, striking down the requirement. he wrote that the provision is without a rational basis and places al obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion. the judge also ruled that restrictions on abortion medications could be unconstitutional, but only if they stop a doctor from prescribing them to protect the
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health or life of a woman. >> and this bill is an example. >> reporter: the fight over the restrictions drew national attention this summer when democratic state senator wendy davis stood for 13 hours in a filibuster against them in june. the measures ultimately passed. and the state has already appealed this decision, scott. state officials say they expect that this case will ultimately be decided at the appellate level or even at the u.s. supreme court. >> pelley: anna, thanks very much. tonight, spain has joined the chorus of protests over surveillance by the u.s. national security agency. spain joins france, germany, brazil and mexico. last week, we told sle german head of government, angela merkel, called president obama to tell him to stop listening to her cell phone. late today, the chairwoman of the senate intelligence committee, dianne feinstein, said she is "totally opposed to spying on allies." well, no eavesdropping was
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required for u.s. officials to get an earful from european representatives in washington today. here's state department correspondent margaret brennan. >> reporter: members of the european parliament arrived for a closed-door meeting with house intelligence committee chairman mike rogers this morning. but the explanation they got did not satisfy germany's elmar brok who said the wiretapping of angela merkel's phone was a criminal act. >> if we have the feeling that your closest allies are spying on you, it's difficult to talk to such an ally in an open way anymore and i think we have to make a clear distinction between fighting together terrorism but not spying on friends. >> reporter: surveillance is a sensitive subject for germans, particularly for those who grew up in the east german police state as merkel did. brok said germany wants a no- spying pledge similar to the agreement the u.s. has with the united kingdom, canada, australia and new zealand.
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those nations share intelligence but agree not to spy on one another. >> if all the citizens in europe believe -- or in the world -- that america is spying on every individual citizen then i think people do not love america anymore. i think that a very damaging thing. >> reporter: germany wants a u.n. resolution to protect the privacy of electronic communications and they're partnering with brazil, another country enraged by n.s.a. spying in order to craft one. and it would be the strongest condemnation of u.s. surveillance to date. >> pelley: margaret brennan at the state department for us tonight. we asked chief white house correspondent major garrett to try to find out how widespread the spying has been and how much the president knew. major? >> reporter: scott, u.s. intelligence agencies have conducted surveillance on 35 world leaders. today we learned president obama knew of some of these operations but not others. top officials tell us the
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the president does not demand as a rule intelligence on european or south american leaders but does when it comes to places like iran, syria, and north korea. the u.s. surveillance dragnet was so wide the president and top members of congress did not know allies like german chancellor angela merkel were targets. president obama has promised merkel the u.s. will never again tap her personal cell phone-- something it had been doing since 2005. but other surveillance will continue-- with new limits. we spoke deputy national security advisor ben rhodes. >> that information is important in keeping us safe. that's how we uncover terrorist plots, we've disrupted terrorist plots with this intelligence so we need to gather information around the world. we also need to make sure, though, that we're targeting our efforts on threats and that we're able to assure our allies we want to work in partnership with them. >> we talked to a member of the german parliament who said if everyone in the world believes america is spying on them they're not going to like you very much. agree? >> the short answer is we're not
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spying on everybody in europe. that's a dramatic overstatement of the situation. what we're looking for is information directly relevant to our national security. >> reporter: the head of the national security agency will testify before the house intelligence committee tomorrow. later this week, german officials will meet here at the white house with top presidential advisors to seek written guarantees that u.s. surveillance of their government and its leaders is over for good. >> pelley: major, thanks very much. criticism this month of the affordable care act has focused largely on the trouble with that people are having signing up for insurance online. but the problems with the law that the president himself calls obamacare go far beyond the government website. and dean reynolds has been digging into this. >> reporter: the calls insurance broker rich fawn is getting these days are coming from both his business and individual customers. >> nobody fully has a complete 100% understanding of the affordable care act. >> reporter: nobody knows how
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many people will participate, he says, so insurance companies are offering higher premiums than many anticipated until things settle downs do annoyance of his customers. >> because the administration and the people in washington, they talk big picture. the reality is something totally different. >> reporter: some companies are declining to even participate in the insurance exchanges. inform 23 states plus the district of columbia there are fewer than four carriers in the individual exchange market. >> you don't have aetna, you don't have united health care, you don't have cigna. those are all national carriers who are not playing in the illinois federal partnership. >> reporter: and why are they not? >> they didn't want to take the risk. >> reporter: the risk of not knowing how many customers they will have. aaron galvin, a realtor and one of fawn's clients, got a letter from his insurance company earlier this month. >> by december 15, i need to go online to a website that has been down the couple times. i try to go on there, i need to
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view my options and choose a new plan. >> reporter: it's a new plan he didn't want with basic but required coverage like maternity care he doesn't need. galvin and his wife don't plan on having more babies. rich fawn wonders whether the law needs to be changed. >> it's fixable, but it might take some time and some people to give in to make those fixes take place. >> reporter: and he says he expects nine out of ten of his customers will be paying more for their health insurance. dean reynolds, cbs news, chicago. >> pelley: we noticed in the newsroom today that the poor woman who has been the face of the web site fiasco has disappeared. we never knew the name of the model on the welcome page, but she's been in most every story on the troubles of the web site. we noticed today the ordeal is over. this is the new page replacing the model are suggestions to buy insurance on the phone, in person, or with a paper application, apparently because
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the site is not a model of efficiency. there is no disappearing act in this next picture. artist nelson shanks described it as controlled chaos when four good friends talked and joked while he painted their portrait. but this was the result. the first women to serve on the supreme court. justices o'connor and ginsberg up front, sotomayor and kagan in the back. the oil painting is now on display at the national gallery in washington. we'll be back in a moment. crossing the street was hazardous when a powerful stormer to through europe. and one year after sandy, a new federal law may drive many from their homes when the "cbs evening news" continues. the pain started up the back of my head
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>> pelley: western europe was hit by a powerful storm today. at least 13 people were killed mostly by falling trees. in france, the winds were hurricane strength and the waves ferocious. in london, a construction crane snapped and fell on to a government building. and in brussels, pedestrians-- look at them-- were knocked down like bowling pins as they crossed the street. tomorrow marks one year since superstorm sandy barreled into the northeast. damage totaled $50 billion, making it the second costliest storm ever in the u.s. after katrina.
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many who live near the shore now fear that they may have to leave for good as the cost of flood insurance skyrockets. jim axelrod has a look. >> it was saturated with black muck. >> reporter: black muck. >> yeah. >> reporter: at 82, this is the time of life when may kelleher would like to be enjoying the serenity of her view at the jersey shore. but sandy pushed nearly five feet of bay water into her home and left behind. $42,000 in damage. >> we did the bathroom, the heating system, the hot water heater, air conditioning, everything was replaced. >> reporter: the money came from a federally subsidized flood insurance program for homeowners living in flood zones-- a program now running a $24 billion deficit. congress passed a law to get rid of that shortfall by raising insurance premiums and eliminating those federal subsidies, but roughly a million homeowners in flood zones coast to coast and hawaii will see their rates skyrocket.
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in the next five years, may kelleher's annual premium could jump if $850 to more than $9,000. >> i couldn't handle that. >> reporter: impossible? >> impossible, yes. >> that could have been avoided. >> reporter: congresswoman maxine waters cosponsored the bill but now says she never expected her own legislation could have such a devastating impact. >> we did have unintended consequences. some of the premiums that are being talked about we think are outrageous and we're going to go through this program piece by piece and fix it. >> reporter: waters blames fema- - the federal emergency management agency-- for bungling the estimates of impact on people like kelleher. fema turned down our request for an interview. what's the question of fema? >> i don't have a lot of questions for fema, i have some directions for fema. >> reporter: waters says congress will order fema to freeze any rate hikes while it figures out other ways to fill the budget gap. that's good news for may kelleher who can't afford the
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higher premiums. >> that's probably what i'll have to do is go without insurance. >> reporter: and what? just pray? >> yes. ( laughs ) >> reporter: both the house and the senate are expected to introduce plans to address these skyrocketing premiums tomorrow and, scott, here on may kelleher's street in new jersey, and in flood-prone neighborhoods around the country, they'll be watching very carefully. >> pelley: still rebuilding after all these months. jim, thanks very much. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better. and that on! symbicort is for copd including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be tak÷oen more than twice a day. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections,
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>> pelley: china's government won't say much about a deadly crash today at one of the most heavily guarded places in the world. an s.u.v. plowed through a crowd in front of beijing's forbidden city near tiananmen square. five people were killed and 38 were hurt. our seth doane was nearby. he's in beijing this evening. seth? >> reporter: that's right, scott. i could hear the sirens coming from tiananmen square where police worked quickly to lock down that square. of course, tiananmen square has great significance here in china because it was the site of that massive student protest and bloody government crackdown in 1989. we learned that the car burst into flames. but those pictures of that have black cloud of smoke billowing over the square were quickly removed from the internet here and authorities established a sort of screen to block the crash site from public view.
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now the "global times," an official newspaper here, reports that the suspects are from chejiang province, part of china that has historically had trouble with the government. >> pelley: seth, thank you very much. we've been talking about this all day. college marching bands are always trying to top one another but ohio state raised the bar with its hollywood tribute saturday. we're going to speed this up a little bit so you can see it. first up was "superman." marching in formation the band became the man of steel. they followed with "lord of the rings." now watch "harry potter" take flight. and for "jurassic park" they formed a t-rex that walked. when a young boy needed a prosthetic hand, his father made him one with a printer. that story's next. next. yet many of us don't meet our daily protein needs? that's why there's boost® high protein nutritional drink. each delicious serving provides fifteen grams of protein
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habit. next at six. weather talent appears at wx center with generic pinpoint filling monitor then we take special sponsored 7-day graphic then we wipe to end tag (we dont see talent at the end only oc cam at >> pelley: walt disney once said that animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. he was talking about cartoons but advances in technology have taken that basic concept to a whole new dimension. michelle miller shows us how the idea of a modern-day inventor became a 3d reality. >> reporter: grabbing a backpack is hardly the feat of a superhero, unless you're 12- year-old leon mccarthy and your
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hand looks like it's straight out of a science fiction movie. you've actually become sort of a a... >> reporter: the's a cool >> cyborg! >> reporter: the's a cool factor? >> yeah, it's special instead of different. >> reporter: leon has been special since birth. while he was still in the womb, restricted blood flow prevented his hand from developing. >> i saw his hand sticking up and there were no fingers on it. it was hard for my wife and hard for me. >> reporter: two years ago his father paul began the search for an inexpensive functional prosthetic. what he found was this internet video posted by ivan owen, an inventor in washington state. >> i've always had this vision of people being able to build their own prosthetic device at home. >> reporter: owen and a collaborator in south africa designed a hand that could be made by a 3-dimensional printer. >> it's essentially like a hot glue gun. there's blast that i can feeds into it, the printer head gets
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hot and liquefy it is plastic and layer by layer creates an object. >> reporter: the design relies on wrist movement. downward motion creates table tension that closes the fingers while a move upward opens them. the assembly instructions were posted for free on the internet. so someone like paul mccarney marblehead, massachusetts, could print it. he took the idea to his son. >> i thought he was a little crazy. he was like, "we can print all these fingers and then, like, clip them all in." and it was a little too much. >> reporter: the first time you saw it and when you tried it out-- >> it was pretty awesome. yeah. >> reporter: what made it awesome? >> i could pick up, say, like a water bottle. like i could pick up my pencil. >> reporter: what is it like to see him with this? >> making your kids happy is like the most rewarding thing you can have as a dad, right? >> reporter: the price tag was also appealing. many 3d printers sell for about $2,000. materials are far less expensiv test eporter: what would a
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prosthesis cost you? >> $20,000, $30,000. >> reporter: the cost allows father and son to experiment with newer designs. >> when i outgrow a hand we can easily make a new one. >> reporter: it's a do-it- yourself solution that was unthinkable before technology made ideas printable. >> that's cool! >> reporter: michelle miller, cbs news, marblehead, massachusetts. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. a calcium chew this decadent and sugar free? new citrical sugar free chocolate chews, giving you calcium plus "d" in a tasty little package. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgb
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learned new details about t tech giant's top- secret prt in >> we still have not received a clear answer from google about what the purpose of the vessel is. kpix 5 has learned new details about the tech giant's top secret project in the bay. and now at least one more massive barn has suddenly surfaced. i am elizabeth cook. >> i am ken bastida. as we first reported on friday, google has been working on this barge for months now. but allen mar tip has -- martin has discovered this project isn't exclusive to the bay area or the west coast. >> apparently not. standing to make a big splash, why not take the soon to be released ghoul glass out on the water. >> since kpix 5's story first
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ran on friday, possibly a third in connecticut. even the executive director of the agency that would issue has heard of multiple vessels. as far as we know, this is the only one around san francisco. we, like other people, have seen the portland newspaper e. something that looks very much like this. >> larry goldspan confirmed that it is google which has come to his agency several times about this project. but google has been vague. >> when google has visited us, they have been less than specific about what they plan to do with the vessel. >> meanwhile, thetic the giant's super secret project remains on treasure island. while it is hard knolls, bcbc insists it needs more specifics and the agency is september crystal the project has to be on the water. >> we shouldn't use the bay as a lost opportunity for that which ca


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