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out of here by mid- morning late morning saturday about a tenth inch to half inch of rain. captions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org good morning welcome to cbs "this morning." italian police break up an alleged terror plot that may have targeted the vatican. suspects include osama bin laden's ex-bodyguards. an intelligence failure leads to a drone strike that kills innocent hostages. cia insider michael morrell on what went wrong. chaos at a high school concert in indiana when the floor gives way. we begin with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> several extremists captured
with ties to osama bin laden. >> italian police disrupt a possible terror attack on the vatican. >> 18 men, all pakistanis raids going on in the center of italy and the italian island of sardinia. >> a stage collapses in indiana. >> students being covered in huge pieces of wood. people screaming for help. >> the president apologizing for the death it was two hostages including an american aid worker killed during a drone attack. >> in 2012, the white house leaked stories, the presidents calls in the drone strikes now they've announced on this raid he was not involved. protesters are keeping up the pressure demanding justice over the death of reggie gray. >> what were lawmakers most fearful about? >> more than half of all households have one internet gatekeeper. >> chile's volcano erupted twice and it could blow again. >> these images are apocalyptic.
>> four police officers in town for a broadway show. >> native american actors walked off the set of a new adam sandler movie. >> claiming the movie is stereotyping their culture. >> tempers flaring on the south side of chicago. >> it breaks out again, and this is a good one, folks. >> and all that matter. >> i usually tell a bunch of jokes at these events but i was worried that 11 out of 12 of them would fall flat. >> no drinking. maybe the president was wasted from his deflate joke. >> in celebration of earth day, kim kardashian posted this picture on instagram with the caption "in honor of earth day, here's my best plant selfie." believe it or not, we have the earth's response. [ laughter ] >> this morning's eye eye is presented by:
>> breaking news from italy where anti-terror police say they may have foiled a plot against the vatican. a series of raids on the island of sardinia targeted islamic extremists who may have ties to al qaeda. is. >> among 18 people being arrested, two suspected bodyguards for osama bin laden. charlie d'agata is following the breaking story. >> italian investigators are describeing it as a possible suicide attack aimed at the vatican dating back to 2010 when pope benedict was the pope. in the words of the chief prosecutor signals of some preparation for a possible attack. asked if that meant targeting the pope she said no but a crowded area like vatican city. a vatican spokesman we contacted down played the alleged plot saying "it's a hypothesis from five years ago" saying he didn't think it was a matter of current
relevance relevance or that the information is substantial. the revelation emerged from a broader allegation that goes back ten years. the suspects are afghan or pakistani with links to al qaeda. including two men believed to have been the bodyguards of osama bin laden. police arrested them for acts of terrorism in pakistan including having a hand in orchestrating the 2009 attack at a market in pakistan that killed more than 100 people. >> charlie d'agata in london thank you. the white house says it's reviewing its counterterror operations after the death of two hostages in a drone strike. the united states wants to avoid killing any more hostages one of those killed in the strike was an american. >> president obama revealed the deaths on thursday. he apologized to the families of the two victims. david martin is at the pentagon. good morning. >> >> good morning. president obama once promised before the cia launched a drone strike it would know to a "near
certainty" that no innocent civilians would be killed? >> i profoundly regret what happened happened. on by half of the united states government i offer our deepest apologies to the families. >> despite what the president said were hundreds of hours of surveillance of the al qaeda compound, two very innocent aid workers, american warren weinstein and italian giovanni lo porto were killed by a cia drone strike in january. >> clearly it calls for a thorough review of what happened happened. >> reporter: analysts never detected signs of the hostages but did see evidence of a senior al qaeda operative. that seemed to make it more unlikely hostages were in the compound since there were no previous cases in which hostages had been held in close proximity to al qaeda leaders. it appears the hostages were used as shields for the leader who thought that as long as they were nearby he was safe there drone strikes.
that looedereader turned out to be ahmed farouk who once launched a ploth plot to hijack pakistani vessels and ram them into warships. another drone strike killed another american adam gadahn. again without the cia realizing it. gadahn played a leading role in al qaeda recruiting and propaganda he had been indicted for treason and had a $1 million price on his head. he converted to islam when he was 17 and attended the islamic center of orange county. shortly after being kicked out of the center in 1997 he left the country for pakistan and joined al qaeda. his father seemed dumbfounded when he talked to cbs news in 2004. >> i can't imagine that he would be involved in what they're thinking he might be. >> reporter: if white house spokesman was asked if the president felt regret for having
unknowingly killed two americans fighting for al qaeda. he said in a word no. >> david, thank you. war when weinstein was a 73-year-old aid worker from rockville, maryland the husband and father of two daughters was kidnapped in lahore pakistan in 2011 days after he planned to come home. his wife said in a statement "those who took warren captive over three years ago bear ultimate responsibility." she thanked members of congress and fbi officials for helping her then she said "unfortunately the assistance we received from other elements of the u.s. government was inconsistent and disappointing." michael morrell is a former cia deputy director. he is still bound by some laws of secrecy so there are aspects of the story he can not talk about. good morning, mike. >> good morning, charlie. >> suppose the president put you in charge of the review. what is troubling about that? and what is the question you most want to answer so that we
can understand how many not to let this happen again. >> charlie, i'd want to know a couple things. one, i'd want to know who whether all of the normal procedures were followed here this morning's eye eye is er numbwo werne. o numb tould'd want to know how do we do a better job collecting intelligence on what is going on inside these compounds. >> do you suspect there was something not happening here that should have happened. >> i don't know since i don't know the facts but if i was on the review that's what i would be looking at. >> i wonder if you can help people understand because that phrase "hundreds of hours of surveillance" of watching this particular compound how could you miss that there were those in the cia miss that there were hostages inside? >> hostages tend to be hidden norah. hidden for days and days and days and it's quite possible that you might look at a compound for some period of
time. >> what can you tell us michael, about those american al qaeda members killed in the strike? how significant is this? >> both of them were very significant. ahmed farouk wasfarouk was a senior al qaeda commander, a guy behind a number of terrorist plots. very important to remove him. adam gadahn was a propagandist. his job was to sell the al qaeda message, to radicalize young people around the world so important, too, to remove him from the battlefield. >> michael morrell, thank you so much. families criticize policy on hostages so strongly. that's ahead on "cbs evening news" "this morning." >> at least 18 people in indiana are hurt after a stage collapsed in a high school auditorium. students were performing in a concert concert. dramatic video shows their plunge into the orchestra pit when the floor gave way. o yo milleth hese thul s hvikn ch mmis it ad haed michelle. >> reporter: good morning. this high school in westfield,
indiana, just north of indianapolis was wrapping up a student performance when the stage buckled, taking those kids with it. >> screams of terror echoed through the packed high school auditorium after this stage gave way, sending students tumbling into the unoccupied orchestra pit below. can the injured were rushed to several area hospitals including this student who needed x-rays and a c.a.t. scan. >> people were panicking. parents of people on the stage were running up front trying to help those. >> we have under two dozen confirmed injuries that we have in school. you have one that we know that's been confirmed, critical injuries. >> students at westfield high school were wrapping up the musical performance when dozens of cast members flooded the front of the stage. they may have triggered the
collapse. >> everyone was singing along and stuff and then just boom just the floor just went straight down and everyone just dropped. people started screaming and moms are crying girls are crying everyone is term panicking. >> i was on the stage, i fell into it saw people's feet were stuck under wood and i lifted a lot of wood off of a lot of people. >> school is in session this morning at westfield high with guidance counselors available to help any of the students deal with the event of thursday night. a prayer vigil is also scheduled for this morning. charlie? >> michelle thanks. cbs news has new information about a 2009 investigation into tulsa county reserve deputy robert bates. the 73-year-old faces a manslaughter charge for shooting and killing eric harris during his arrest this month. we see how co-workers raised questions about bates. >> reporter: the investigation
found high ranking members of the sheriff's office gave bates special treatment and intimidated subordinates to do the same. cbs news has obtained records from an internal investigation by the tulsa county sheriff's office that found robert bates had only received a fraction of the training required for the advanced reserve deputy program but he was still allowed to operate with almost the same powers as a full-time deputy. the investigation reportedly found that training officers were asked to alter records to make it appear that bates had completed his required training when he had not. one of bates' training officers told investigators that he signed off on the altered departments because he was afraid of being punished or perhaps transferred. two other training officers who refused to falsify records for bates were reportedly transferred to less desirable jobs in the sheriff's office. numerous red flags were raised by other officers and department officials about bates' level of training almost as soon as he joined the force. when bates was unable to qualify at the gun range, a decision to suspend him was reportedly
reversed by supervisors. the report says deputies described his behave glor the field as scary but they were told by supervisors to stop messing with bates because he does a lot for the county. bates has pleaded not guilty in the shooting death of 44-year-old eric harris. on monday, the sheriff acknowledged the twine investigation but denied bates was treated differently. >> there was an investigation that occurred. i believe that they found that there was no special treatment. >> brian edwards, the undersheriff who apparently received the report says he doesn't remember the investigation into bates' behavior. the sheriff's office says no action was taken on the investigation's purported findings. on thursday, protesters in tulsa demonstrated calling on sheriff glanz to resign. >> it's time for him to step down. no questions. >> reporter: public records show bates has purchased several cars weapons, and other equipment for the department since he joined them 2008. we've also learned that the
judge who has been assigned bates' manslaughter case is considering if he should recuse himself because of his close ties to the sheriff's office. >> omar thank you. troubling details are emerging in the death of freddie gray, the baltimore man who died of a spin injury after being arrested. a lawyer for one of the arresting officers says gray was not wearing a seat belt in the police van to the station. officers used both handcuffs and leg irons to restrain him. the new information angered protesters. they again clashed with police last night outside baltimore city hall. the jury deciding whether to execute the boston marathon bomber will hear the defense's case next week. the prosecution tried to leave unforgettable memories before it rested yesterday. survivors recalled how they tried running after the first explosion only to be hurt by the second. >> don daaler is in boston with the story that brought manager in the courtroom to tears. don, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. with the last of their witness testimony, prosecutors drove home why they believe dzhokhar
tsarnaev should get the death penalty. they made it clear that the pain and the terror that the victim o suffered two years ago are far from over. >> reporter: prosecutors placed surveillance video over a new audio recording showing the shock and horror of that day. >> oh my god. something blew up. something blew up. oh, my god, something happened. holy [ bleep ]. is. >> when the second bomb exploded, steve woolfenden thought he was still standing. he tried to escape with his then three-year-old son whose head was bleeding. but woolfenden seen here hanging on to the stroller realized he couldn't. "i looked down and saw my leg sticking out of my boot but it was no longer connected to my body." to his right, denice richard was crouched over her eight-year-old son martin. moments before dzhokhar tsarnaev had been lurking just feet away. woolfenden testified "i saw martin's face and i could see a boy that looked like he was fatally injured."
i could hear pleas and "martin." he was pleading with her son. the doctor told the court he would have been extreme pain. "i can say with an extraordinarily high degree of medical certainty that he did not die instantaneously." earlier jurors saw photos of the survivors who lost limbs as one of them heather abbot, read each of their names. mark phuc rile has lost hiss leg and has shrapnel in the other. he'll likely lose that one, too. prosecutors closed with the video of denice richard trying to console her dying sewn and in the video you can see the little boy's arm rise up towards his mother before it fell back to the pavement. there were tears from the courtroom as well as among the journalists watching. norah? >> how awful. >> it's tough to hear those
details. we've not heard that before. >> very painful, don. thank you. comcast called off its $45 billion merger with time warner cable this morning after intense scrutiny from regulators. ceo brian roberts said in a statement today "we move on. we would have liked to bring our great products to new cities but we structured this deal so if the government didn't agree we could walk away." cbs news financial contributor mellody hobson is in san francisco. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. what caused this deal to fall apart? >> well, certainly the competition didn't want the companies. at the end of the day the federal communication commission, they got rid of this deal. they issued what's called a hearing designation ord per that puts a $45 billion deal in the hands of an administrative law judge. basically it was their way of saying this deal is not good for consumers. >> you think time warner will go back to being in play? >> yes, i do. charter communications, the
number-four player has said unambiguously that they want to own time warner cable and john malone is behind that company. he usually get what is he wants. >> and rupert murdoch made a go at time warner as well. >> yes. time warner the other time warner as opposed to cable. the whole industry is in play. >> senator franken was here at this broadcast earlier this week mellody, he made it very clear, chances are he's very happy this deal has fallen apart. would this have been a bad deal for consumers? >> well, the fcc is signals they thought it would have. i'm less sure about that. there would have been consumers who would have won. for example the fcc probably would have mandated that they bring high speed internet access at a reasonable cost to rural areas. that would have been pluses and minuses in this situation. >> what do you think it mean whats for the cable industry as a whole. >> the cable industry stri is
changing so fast anyone who tells you that they know it's going to look like in ten years is lying. because everything is changing fast. the subscriber base is shrinking and people are getting their content over the web because of netflix and others. so the whole business is going to look very, very different in a few years. >> and what they most want is a broad band capacity. >> that's right. >> so many options these days. thank you p mellody hobson thanks a lot. hillary clinton's campaign spokesman calls the new book about the clinton foundation a spear project. ahead, we'll show you the details that h
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good morning. let's get a check of the bay bridge once again. chp advised that a wind advisory be issued for the span after an early-morning motorcycle accident on the upper deck. this accident cleared but look at the backups behind the pay gates. it is really jammed up especially on that 580 approach solid from just beyond the 24 interchange. it's also heavy on the eastshore freeway. you can see how windy it is actually in our dublin cam moving back and forth a bit. at least the drive time is down. "friday light." 17 minutes between the altamont pass and 680. that's "kcbs traffic." with the forecast, here's roberta. how windy is it? west wind currently 25 miles an hour in oakland. golden gate socked in with clouds. very little clearing at the coast today. partly cloudy. currently in the 50s. west winds 10 to 20 today. temperatures in the 50s, 60s up
>> uh-oh. >> what's he talking about? >> i have no clue. that's absolutely absurd. >> he gets a one hopper and he's going to get upset about that. >> i'd like to know what he said. in chicago, a few unkind words between the kansas city pitcher and a white sox hitter led to a nasty bench-clearing brawl. baseball is back y'all. the fight started near the first base line and spread towards second base. it calmed down for a little while then started up again. punches were thrown and five players were thrown out. what could anybody say to you that would make you react that way? >> i don't know.
>> oh, i can think of some things. [ laughter ] >> i was going to say, charlie, what could they say? as long as they don't say "yo mama," i don't get. >> it maybe that's part of it. >> welcome back to cbs "this morning." hillary clinton faces more attacks over an upcoming book by one of her critics, cbs news has obtained a copy. how its author says international donors to the clinton foundation benefited from their relationships with the political family. >> plus, we go inside the rescue and recovery operation for migrants in the dangerous waters off the italian coast. crystal ward is here with a preview of her "60 minutes" report. >> but first, time to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe. "usa today" reviewed surveillance photos of the iranian ships suspected of trying to deliver arms to rebels in yemen. it found the convoy consists of several small vessels, including a freighter, tug boat and two warships. the united states defense
officials tell cbs news that ships have turned around. the uss roosevelt was sent toe the waters off yemen to join other u.s. navy ships. >> the "washington post" says the senate confirmed loretta lynch to replace eric holder as attorney general. she's the first black woman to hold this post her confirmation stalled for more than five months because of her support of the president's actions on immigration. lynch is expected to be sworn in on monday. >> the billings "gazette" says a retired montana judge who partly blamed a teenager for her own rain will receive a lifetime achievement award. in 2013 he sentenced a teacher to one month in prison for raping a 14-year-old. he will be honored by the yellowstone area bar association. and a "new york times" editorial urges hillary clinton to be straightforward about the clinton foundation's finances. the statement is part of a fallout about the clintons and their contributors around the world. julianna goldman in washington has a copy of the new book.
julianna good morning. >> reporter: good morning, the book is unnerving donors and creating a distraction for hillary clinton in its earliest days. it's talking about money it received from foreign governments and individuals while hillary clinton was secretary of state. on thursday, it was chelsea clinton's turn to defend her family's foundation. >> we'll be even more transparent. that but this week hillary clinton's campaign has had to defend itself in a wake of a series of articles tied to a book "clinton cash said to be released next month." the author raises questions about whether donors benefited from their relationships with the clintons.
according to a copy obtained by cbs news schweitzer implies a potential quid pro quo riding u.s. assistance to nigeria. former president bill clinton was paid 1.4 million by a nigerian news needs ya group to give two speeches there. the author says the group had close ties to the country's president. it also raises questions about canadian billionaire frank giustra, including the impication that hillary clinton supported the colombia free with trade agreement because it helped giustra's business interests. in another example, the "new york times" reported on a previously undisclosed donation of $2.35 million to the foundation from the owner of a russian uranium mining company looking to operate in the u.s. that required approval by the state department among other agencies. on thursday, campaign press secretary brian fallon pushed back. in one memo he specifically
targeted the "new york times" story and sent a three-page memo to clinton supporters calling the book a smear project. the bottom line fallon writes, are mains that the book fails to produce a shred of evidence supporting the theory that hillary clinton ever took action as secretary of state for the purposes of supporting the interest of donors to the clinton foundation. the author was a speech writing consultant to former president george w. bush and worked for a conservative think tank but he says this summer he'll publish a report on jeb bush's business dealings. gayle, bill clinton is still giving paid speeches. hillary clinton stopped before she announced her candidacy. >> julianna thank you. the captain accused in the mediterranean migrant tragedy made a court appearance in italy this morning. he faces merchandise ss homicide and human trafficking charges. the italian coast guard brought dozens more migrants ashore. clarissa ward had extraordinary access to survivors and their
saviors saviors. >> reporter: on the rescue we witnessed, some migrants were refugees from syria's brutal civil war, but most were fleeing the harsh dictatorship in the north african country of eritrea. >> we talked to mulu amale who told us they spent weeks living under the control of armed libyan smugglers. >> all the libyans, they have gun. >> reporter: by the time they saw how small the boat was, they was too scared of the smugglers to back out. were you afraid? >> yeah we are afraid. i am a human being, why not. i'm afraid just like a human being. >> reporter: the italian coast guard has now started to dread good weather. a flat blue sea can spell disaster triggering a flood of refugees to attempt the crossing at once. >> we have never seen something like this. >> reporter: captain leopoldo manna is the man who receives
those desperate satellite phone calls from migrants abandoned by smugglers at sea. his coast guard command center in rome works around the clock, knowing that if their boats don't take action the migrants will likely die. >> difficult to explain that sometimes we have 25 boats asking for rescue we don't know exactly where they are and they all ask to be rescued. >> reporter: and you can't rescue all of them. >> it's not possible to rescue 25 all together and you don't know where they are. >> reporter: do they understand the risks. >> i believe that they understand the risks. >> reporter: but it doesn't stop them. >> i believe they are so desperate that nothing will stop them. >> reporter: so it's like these smugglers are putting a gun to your head. >> something like that. as they put a gun in front of us to save these people. almost something like that. >> boy clarissa it's heartbreaking to watch that. clarissa ward is joining us at the table. good to see you. how big is the problem? we keep hearing extraordinary
numbers, 700 800 people. how big is this problem? >> there's been so much focus on this one tragedy that i think people forget this is much bigger even than just this one tragedy. already in the first four months of this year an estimated 2,000 people have died trying to make this crossing across the mediterranean leaving their homes with the hopes of a better future in europe. >> are they aware of the risk? >> what's so shocking, charlie, is that they do seem to be aware of the risk but they don't seem to be deterred by it. we interviewed a syrian family in turkey who were hoping to cross to italy who ultimately went to greece and i said "are you not concerned as a father to make this choice to take your family on this boat?" he said "there's a chance we could die on the way to europe but staying in syria means certain death". >> and in many cases these families and their extended family are paying for this whole trip. >> and it's very expensive. these are not the most desperate of the desperate. these are people who are well
off, the eritreans on the boat with the rescue we witnessed, they were paying about $1,500 each to get on those boats which is a huge sum of money for them. >> and they make the assumption that if in fact something goes wrong the authorities will pick them up and somehow come to their rescue? >> they're not even waiting for things to go wrong. they go out into international waters sometimes just 30 40 miles off the coast of libya, then they call the coast guard for an s.o.s. and say "pick us up please." >> clarissa ward thank you so much. you can see clarissa's full report on the migrant crisis sunday on "60 minutes" right here on cbs. television personality dr. oz turns the table on his critics. ahead, why he says doctors calling for his ouster are practicing just bad medicine. and if you're heading off to work, you can set your dvr so you can watch cbs "this morning" any time you like. we'll be right back.
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dr. oz is defending himself. the doctors are asking to remove him. some of his faculty colleagues are now weighing in. elaine, good morning. >> good morning. just as krchlt oz took to the airwaves eight faculty members released an op-ed in "usa today" questioning if one of the most well known doctors in america should use a disclaim owner television. >> public shaming and bullying me is not how it should be done. >> reporter: during an episode of the show that bears his name. dr. oz fired back on thursday. >> i vow to you right here right now, we will not be silenced. >> reporter: oz spent a portion of the show attacking the credibility of his accusers a group of ten dodge tors who last week sent a letter to the dean of columbia university med can center asking to remove him saying in part dr. hoz has repeatedly shown a disdain for
science and for evidence-based medicine as well as baseless and relentless opposition to genetic food crops. >> the fda has not yet weighed in how safe they are for you and me but for me this is always a big concern. >> the lead author of the letter dr. henry hoover responded yesterday saying i have every reason to believe that columbia university's senior management will do what's in the best interest of a great institution and the public. >> the recommendations that he is making as america's doctor on television to the tune of about 1.8 million viewers per day are not necessarily evidence-based. >> reporter: doctor dana march is an assistant professor. march and seven other faculty members wrote an opinion piece that appears in this morning's aww today entitled "what should
we do about dr. oz?" >> he's well justified in his position as a profess over medicine at columbia. he has earned that position. he is not america's doctor. and people are not in a physician/patient relationship with him. >> in an interview with nbc news on thursday oz defended his show. >> i want folks to realize that i'm a doctor and i'm coming into their lives to be supportive of them, but it's not a medical show. >> columbia university has not removed krchlt oz from its faculty. they say it respects freedom of speech. >> thank you elaine. >> i think there are a lot more questions i'd like to hear from dr. oz. >> i do too. right here. >> he's been invited. president obama pokes fun at deflate gate when the super bowl
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in the west. it's friday april 24 2015. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there is more real news ahead including the death of an american hostage in a drone strike. is the u.s. doing everything it should to bring captives home? first, here's a look at today's "eyeopener." >> investigators are describing it as a possible suicide attack aimed at the vatican dating back to 2010. >> what is the question you would most want to answer? >> i would want to know whether all of the normal procedures were followed. >> a white house spokesman was asked if the president felt any regret for having unknowingly
killed two americans fighting for al qaeda. he said in a word no. >> this high school in westfield, indiana, the stage buckled, taking those kids with it. >> it's the last of their witness testimony. prosecutors drove home why they believe dzhokhar tsarnaev should get the death penalty. >> what do you think it means for the cable industry as a whole? >> the cable industry is changing so fast. anyone who tells you they know what it will look like in ten years is lying. >> it's like these smugglers are putting a gun to your head. >> a bench-clearing brawl. baseball is back. what could anybody say to you that would make you react that way? >> i could think of some things. >> scientists have edited the dna of human embryos for the first time sparking concern it is could lead to designer children. now even people are made in china, ladies and gentlemen!
>> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. anti-terror police are sweeping suspected al qaeda operatives across italy. the network is accused of plotting to bomb the vatican and supporting terrorism in pakistan and afghanistan. the same group allegedly planned an early attack on the vatican in 2010 that was never carried out. the investigation is based most mostly on wiretaps. >> two former bodyguards for osama bin laden are among the suspects. >> the the administration is reviewing counterterrorism policy after two american died. president obama called the attack a deadly mistake. one of the victim was warren weinstein, an american aid worker held captive for three and a half years. this morning warren weinstein's
wife is slamming the u.s. government. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the u.s. government policy on paying ransoms for hostages is simple, it doesn't. after a string of americans dieing in captivity, some families and lawmakers say the government's methods of failing. >> in the fog of war generally and our fight against terrorists specifically mistakes sometimes deadly mistakes can occur. >> reporter: president obama acknowledged on thursday that a drone strike in pakistan accidentally killed two hostages, including american aid worker warren weinstein. for many the admission seemed all too familiar. another american hostage dead instead of rescued. in a statement weinstein's wife elaine, said the u.s. government had been inconsistent and disappointing during the three and a half years her husband was being held hostage. she wrote, "we hope that my husband's death and the other who is have faced similar
tragedies will finally prompt the u.s. government to take its responsibility seriously." >> i think the government could have done a lot more. >> reporter: the parents of slain journalist james foley, who was killed by isis last year felt their case was similarly mishandled. >> our government needs to have a clearer policy and be more up front about what they can or cannot do or will or will not do. >> reporter: some lawmakers agree. shortly after the news of weinstein's death broke congressman duncan hunter issued a statement saying his death is further evidence of the failures in communication and coordination between government agency tasked with recovering americans held captive. on thursday the white house addressed its current hostage negotiation protocols. >> in the after math of a
situation like this it raises additional questions about whether additional changes need to be made to those protocol. >> reporter: one area of difficult vision is the u.s. government eaves refusal to pay ransom to terrorist organization, something other countries are more willing to do. >> i think there's a difference between having a conversation and making a concession. the u.s. government should not be afraid to have conversations. it appears that we are. >> in november president obama ordered a review of how the u.s. handles these types of hostage situations. five months later that policy review is still under way. charlie? >> jeff, thanks. i spoke with the undersecretary of defense for intelligence last night. michael vickers says this deadly mistake needs to be carefully reviewed. >> in this particular case this was a legitimate al qaeda target, there was no evidence that any hostages or indeed even noncombatants were there, they
were hidden. but that still raises a number of questions about whether we did everything we could or should we change our procedures in the future to prevent this? with these operations mistakes like this or collateral damage are fairly rare. they're very very precise operations detailed intelligence, very careful policy review. there's fewer noncombatant casualties than any other air campaign, but there still are some. you can't reduce it to zero and then just have to examine what you did and can you do better. >> vickers says analysts try to reach what he calls near certainty on target bunch he says even then there are still things you do not know. >> our coverage continues. we'll hear more from warren weinstein's
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the apple watch is set to arrive in stores tomorrow. tomorrow we begin a new era in history. instead of staring at our phones to avoid people we'll stare at our watches. >> how about that, charlie? only one of us at the table has an apple watch and it's not you, eric. >> this is not an apple watch. up already have yours. so do you like it? >> i do. >> you've tried it out already? >> yes, i love it. >> so when we text you, you get
it right on your wrist? >> i do. >> good to know. you're never far away. >> if i'm a boring meeting, i can look down -- >> or with boring people. >> i see you're anxious to get in touch with me. >> outrage over the latest move toward designer babies. for the first time chinese scientists use new technology to alter dna in human embryos. the experiment could eventually help change ginenetic code for generations. eric, this is so fascinating. first explain what the chinese did. >> very fascinating. what the chinese did is they took human embryos that harbored a mutation that caused a certain blood disorder. they literally went in and precisely cut out the bad piece and replaced it with a good
piece to eliminate that order. >> this is a single gene mutation. what else could this be used on? huntington's disease. >> there's literally hundreds of diseases huntingtons and braca 1, the breast cancer gene. >> and what disease are they able to not? >> complex diseases like schizophrenia or obesity that involve hundreds or thousands of genes where you'd have to dp in and edit that genome is not yet possible. >> the idea that you can change an embryo but some scientists are fiercely opposed to it. what are they worried about? >> the number one concern is you're changing what we call the germ line. those changes you make to the girm line get ased on their
children's children. we don't understand enough of a genome to make making certain changes. other changes are introduced when you make those changes. >> when i did this piece for "60 minutes minutes," they had embryos and they could see the single-gene mutation, and they just discarded these. with that, you're editing and replacing. the u.s. is not a signatory to that. >> they're not a signatory formally but a lot of organizations have come out against it. you still have to get through fda regularation to make this happen in a clinic and that will be a problem. >> take this to a logical,
tension. what is it that could possibly be done causing people we haven'ting is starting to what the fact that only the healthy initially may have access to this and create a bigger gap between the haves and have notes. >> hair color? >> hair color, eye color. >> are there ethical issues? >> the dpakt that it's happening in the line and you are supposedly -- >> suppose everybody o could have access. is it still a bad idea? >> i it's something we need to think about. we're making fundamental changes to the gun. and changes we may make today may not be advantageous 100 years from now. >> and think what it might do for aging.
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the shooting death of trayvon martin put the florida "stand your ground" law in the spotlight. "48 hours" investigates an orlando woman. she says her estranged husband beat her and she stood her ground. here's a portion of peter van sant sant's report. >> please be seated. member os testify jury have you reached the verdict? >> we have, your honor. >> what were her last words to you? >> i love her. >> anita and her son drew waited four long years for vindication. waited for a jury in sanford, florida, to rule she was
justified in killing her husband. that didn't happen. >> we the jury find the defendant guilty of second-degree murder. >> it was the most painful experience of my entire life. >> we further find that -- >> to have to witness such injustice. >> we further find that during the commission of the crime the defendant did -- >> reporter: it all began in the dead of night, may 2010. >> i don't want him to die. >> who did you shoot? your husband? >> reporter: anita told police her estranged husband robert klein entered her home raped her, and cut her with a knife. >> she cried and begged for him to stop. >> reporter: anita's best friend jessica flores says there's a history of robert tortureing anita. >> he treated her like garbage, like a punching bag with every intention of killing her. that's when she shot him.
>> he came to my home. he had violent sex with me. i am scared. s he's 6 foot tall and 225 pounds and i weigh 125 pounds. >> reporter: anita had bruises on her face some cuts and a stab wound. >> did he do those to you or did you do it to yourself? >> i can't do it to myself. >> reporter: but during the interrogation. >> did you -- >> reporter: during the investigation she went from victim to murder suspect. >> at what point did you stab yourself? >> when i got up and stabbed myself. >> her lawyer whitney bone says no, that police bullied her into making that false admission. she says anita had no idea what she was saying. she had been raped, hadn't slept, and hadn't eaten. >> it's more probable that somebody's going to say something in compliance with the police to get out of that room.
>> i want people to know, you know, the truth through my eyes of what happened. i'm not that person that they're trying to portray me to be. >> anything further from the state? >> no your honor. >> boy. >> peter van sant joins us at the table. >> very troubling. >> very troubling. >> why would she say she did something she didable do. >> she was up for 38 hours, shouted at. no attorney present. eventually she caved in. it happened in the amanda knox case. it's not unusual. they'll say what they know the cops want them to say. >> that's why the jury convicted her. >> that's what the heart of the case is. she claimed that she self-inflicted the would when the nurse who examinened her
said she was definitely raped but that one statement really turned things around against her. >> "48 hours" starts with the verdict instead good morning. it's 8:25. muni is rolling upper deck grades. among the changes signs at every stop that list route names and each stop and final destination and a new simplified system map with thicker line for frequent routes. increased bus service starts this weekend and gets into full gear next week. a cupertino teenager has come back home after being missing for more than three days. the santa clara county sheriff's office says 17-year- old connor sullivan returned home on his own last night.
reports of a new wreck and it is in the commute direction. unfortunately, westbound 80 by cutting. there is a tweet from "kcbs traffic." a motorcycle accident. you can see the delays building from pinole. also, out the door northbound 880 approaching hegenberger we have a stalled truck that has traffic slow from 238 heavy past the oakland coliseum at airport. but here's the bright spot. traffic in the livermore valley and pleasanton cleared out early. in fact, the drive time is down to 16 minutes from the altamont pass. that's "kcbs traffic." here's roberta. good morning. out the door it's been a blustery start to your day with winds up to 25 miles per hour. for the most part today those onshore winds will blow 10 to 20 throughout the day. clouds will linger at the coast while everywhere else we'll have partly cloudy conditions. we are currently in the 40s and 50s and later today 50s beaches, 60s bayside and peninsula and 70 inland. so cooler today than yesterday. rain arrives overnight should be out of here by lunchtime tomorrow.
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heaviest drinkers is. the heaviest problem rates of drinking are in new england, on the northern and pacific coast and midwest. it's generally most common in poor and rural areas. >> now is the time to hit your mute button if you didn't watch "grey's andatomy." last night dr. shepherd's character was killed off, mcdreamy. the new issue had an exclusive story about his death and some people got their copy a day early. fans went on twitter to vent their anger. >> we had a discussion earlier because apparently charlie knows all about patrick dempsey. >> i know about his racing passion. he's a very good racer. >> that surprised me. >> and we have this. the "huffington post" has 3-d
animation showing a dazzling cluster of 3,000 stars. the space telescope was not expected to survive more than 15 years after its launch in 1990. hubbell has helped scientists learn new secrets about our universe. >> we are learning more this morning about warren weinstein, the american hostage killed by a cia drone strike in january. his family said in a statement, quote, there are no words to do justice to the disappointment and heartbreak that we are going through. wyatt andrews is outside the weinstein home in rockville, maryland. wyatt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. here on the street where the weinsteins lived, almost every tree is adorned with yellow ribbons like this and has been for the last three years. his family describes warren as a man who deeply respected pakistani culture, a man who, as a career foreign aid officer, was always on some mission to help others. >> it has been more than two years since i was taken prisoner by al qaeda. >> weinstein was taken from his
home in lahore pakistan in august 2011 when armed men made their way past his security guards. he'd been living in pakistan for seven years, working as a government contractor. >> but it's very important that you act quickly. >> and he was abducted just four days before he planned to return to the u.s. as a seasoned foreign aid worker weinstein spoke seven languages, had a passion for travel and often brought his family with limb. >> -- with him. >> please do whatever you can. >> his wife elaine and their two daughters publicly pleaded for his release. i was. >> hoping i'd get to see my family alive. >> last year elaine was angry when her husband was not in the deal for bowe bergdahl.
>> the weinstein family said we were so hopeful those in the u.s. and pakistani governments with the power to take action and secure his release would have done everything possible to do so. but those who took warren captive over three years ago bare ultimate responsibility. ed wagoner said he has prayed for weinstein every week but this sunday he said his prayer will change. >> the prayer will be for the family. god has him now. ? >> this tree outside of the weinstein home has three yellow ribbons on it. we're told it's one for every year of his captivity. the family statement doesn't ce kwe the drone strike that killed him. it questions why afters three years he was never found. nora? >> wyatt, thank you. >> this morning geologists are closely watching a volcano in chile chathat has erupted twice in
24 hours. a dramatic eruption donald trumped -- dumped more than a mile of ash on these towns. >> a second blast less than 24 hours later put on a dazzling display as lightning bolts of static electricity shot through the orange plume of smoke. calbuco hasn't erupted in more than 40 years. we had to rush out, this woman said, because within five minutes, rocks were falling on the house. she was one of more than 4,000 people evacuated from within a 12-mile radius of the volcano. officials are concerned it can cause respiratory problems and contaminate the water supply. we're hoping the wind will shift, giving us a chance to begin the necessary clean-ups, said the local mayor, we're praying it will be as short as possible.
chilean government meteorologists say northeasterly winds are carrying the ash toward the capital city of santiago and it's already reached argentina. now geologists are preparing people to prepare for a third eruption. carter evans, los angeles. >> note to self don't live near a volcano. just throwing it out there. when we come back charlie asks russell crowe, the actor, about becoming russell crowe, the director. russell crowe will tell us about
russell crowe began gracing the silver screen more than 40 years ago. his work includes "the insider," robinhood" and "a beautiful mind." he now stars in "the water diviner." he play as father searching for son who is did not return from war. he also makes his directing debut. he showed us how that job is more satisfying. you said this movie chose you rather than you choosing it. >> yeah. >> what does that mean? >> it's the truth really. and when i agree to act, it's
basically because i have such a visceral connection with the piece that i can't say no. i don't base my decision on pedigree or money. it's always the individual character that i'm asked to do. i call it like the goose bump factor. that's what i'm always looking for, you know? and i found myself reading the script and having that advicevisceral i look for as an actor, making notes. you get the bumps and the little sweat on the forehead. >> what was it about this script and this story that made you feel that way? >> well, it's such a big answer. >> you can find wars but you can't even find your own children. >> it's a story about a man with three children who go to war but don't come back. it seemed to me there was an opportunity to make a war film or a film that talks about war. >> i wandted to apologize for my
outburst. with a level of honesty that other people haven't really taken it to you know? we don't talk about grief. we don't talk about that moment between engagements when the wounded men are lying in the field calling for water, calling for their mothers, calling for god. you know we don't see it in that way. those two little boys i want them to know if this comes up in their life what the truth of this situation is. war is not about bravery and courage. war is most often about grief. >> as the camera passes you, you rise. >> why did you want to direct? >> i love the art form composition, color, texture, the difference between music and silence, all of these things. >> so how do you direct yourself? >> well, you know i know this is kind of a bit of is smart ass reply but a lot of the things you do on a film set from my point of view is you try and interpret what the director wants.
that's what you're there for. >> you know what the director wants here. >> yeah. if i set the composition of the shot, then i've just cut off the middle man and i can step into my own shot and get it easier. zaund got everything out of russell crowe that you wanted out of russell crowe? >> everything i asked for and, what's more, he slept with me every night, too. >> how is he? >> he could probably go to the gym more often. >> well -- >> you come towards me. >> and was it all that you wanted it to be? the dialogue here the experience of directing. >> organization,h, yeah, the experience of it. >> so you can't wait to direct your next film? >> it's such a substantially more interesting job. >> than acting? >> oh, yeah. i used to think acting was the greatest job in the world. and then i did this and this is just so much more suitable to me. >> were you obsessed by this when you were doing it? >> oh, yeah you have to be.
>> does this have anything to do with the ending of your marriage? >> i was so proud to wear that ring charlie, you know. and every now and then i'll do that and it's not on my finger anymore and i don't feel balance, you know. so to this day everything that i do is still connected to that you know. and, you know we haven't done the deal yet. so you never know. i'm a very persistent person. >> haven't done the deal yet means what? >> we're not officially stamped divorce. we're separated. >> so you're hopeful? >> i didn't get married to get divorced. >> do you think of yourself as an australian? >> yeah, i do. >> and there's home? >> yeah. i've lived in australia for 39 of my 51 years. i had a choice. and i could -- at a srncertain point in my life, i could have chosen to live anywhere.
>> speaking of that life any part of that that you regret? >> charlie, i'm one of those fellows, unlike the modern concep, i appreciate my regrets because that's the stuff that i've learned from. people are saying i'm going to live my life without regrets. >> well, you're not going to do anything. >> you're not going to take any risk, you're not going to take any chances, you're going to be afraid to fail. >> yeah. but it also means you got to cut yourself a bit of slack if you're a [ bleep ] every now and then. it's bound to happen. you're bound to get something wrong, you know? these blokes that try to live that life -- >> in your case there's somebody there to photograph it or write about it. >> but what i have stopped doing -- you've probably read many a time that i hit photographers. i've never done that in my life. never. it's just pure bull [ bleep ]. but what i've done is i've saved some of the most stinging verbal barbs just for those sort of
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for news any time anywhere log on to cbsn. you can log on by visiting cbsnews.com. as we leave you, let us take look back at the week that was. >> as president and as commander in chief, i take full responsibility for all of counterterrorism operations. >> we're talking about two drone strikes conducted by the cia, all people who were killed by mistake. >> we'll ask for a thorough review. >> i would want to know whether all of the normal procedures were followed here. >> a large number of protesters starting trying to shove it down the street. police officers on this side of the barricade started pushing back. >> all lives matter in the city. >> we have a police department that has open season on black men in the city. >> boston is a city divided when it comes to a question of whether this 21-year-old man should be put to death. >> i hope to get the death penalty. >> i'm not a big advocate of the death penalty. this is a place.
>> john hinckley jr. shot president reagan in 1981. should he be released from the hospital for good? >> we will not be silenced. we will not give in. >> the coyote moseying on up those stairs and across the street, that coyote police are still looking for. >> it was thought it was a dog crossing the road. >> they need a road runner to catch the coyote. ♪ i got the sheets on the floor ♪ >> lindsey vonn you're what's known in the business as a badass in all areas of your life. well, it is fun to watch you and tiger together. >> much of the conversation between the to two of of you is about training and competition. >> like 80%. >> i love that you trained with the u.s. navy and the navy s.e.a.l.s. you've got big muscles yourself.
what did you eleven? >> i have to tell you it takes more than big muscles. >> the thing this scares me is they throw you in cold water for long periods of time. >> charlie, i told you to take the ice buck challenge. >> george strait. ♪ all my exes live in texas ♪ >> it was the time of my life. >> what does this mean? >> it means that i've been around a long time. ♪ >> i love charlie. norah and gayle as well but charlie rose i have a bit of a crush on. >> and you got everything out of russell crowe you wanted out of russell crowe. >> everything that i asked for and, you know, what's more he slept with me every night too. >> no one can literally multitask. when you're doing one thing -- so charlie's now checking his
good morning. unfortunately, new accidents just coming into our newsroom slowing down the commute when it's supposed to be winding down. unfortunately, it's still seeing a big backup right now new york 101 to mountain view approaching shoreline boulevard up to two lanes blocked. you can see there's some major delays. that wreck still there in richmond westbound 80 approaching cutting boulevard. you can see a major traffic jam there as well from as far back as richmond parkway and beyond and still a long slow ride up the nimitz freeway. northbound 880 there was a stalled big rig near hegenberger. that is cleared now. but still heavy delays from 238 to downtown. have a great day.
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