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hundreds of thousand are appealing for mercy in europe. but charlie d'agata found it is not easy. >> reporter: like so many refugees, mohamed bazav set his sights on germany. we met the 21-year-old architecture student, five weeks ago, he crossed into hungary dodging check points. in berlin he told us he passed his first interview with german immigration authorities. were they asking you tough questions -- were you in the military? were you in the militia? were you fighting? were they asking you those questions? >> me, no. >> reporter: he was given the equivalent of $800 and told to come back in january for another interview. he is not allowed to work in the meantime. right now, there is little to stop islamic extremists from slipping in among the migrants. the police take fingerprints and check them against international databases like interpol. >> so many people here without id.
what anything. >> reporter: despite the initial warm welcome in germany there has been a growing backlash against migrants, a spate of arson attacks like this sportscenter outside berlin due to house hundred of migrants. by the time firefighters got here there wasn't much to save. the police chief said the only blessing was the beds hadn't arrived yet and neither had the migrants. >> the german government has argued the migrants will provide a much needed work force to offset the need of an aging population. but gregoire, a berliner we spotted outside the registration center said not all germans are buying it. >> that's what they are selling us these people for. that they will pay our, our, what's -- our pension in the future and everything. i mean, we have 5 million unemployed germans, you know. so, they want even put their own people into jobs. >> reporter: germany's generosity toward migrants is being stretched to the limits.
charlie d'agata, cbs news, berlin. today president obama apeld to americans to -- appealed to americans to help the refugees. asking for online donations so. far only a few have settled in the u.s. and margaret brennan shows us why. >> reporter: like many syrians, cha dim. 's home was destroyed by the assad army leaving him only memories. today the 27-year-old chef no longer fears for his life. what did you think when they told you you are moving to the u.s.? >> actually i was happy. my family will be safe. so, i was look very thankful for this chance we have. i feel lucky like. >> reporter: chadi's family waited two years in lebanon before the u.s. government completed their extensive background check. >> the longest interview in my life. like seven hours. >> reporter: seven hours? >> yes, they asked me about the last five years, what i did. where you was work? what you were doing? all the details about your life. >> reporter: then came word he
had passed the test. the rustmo's moved 6,000 miles away to a levee middle-class section of greensboro. and they helped them teaching them english, opening bank accounts and finding a home. chadi's 22-year-old sister. >> what did you think life would be like here? >> like i seen the movies. >> she has the faced some hostility. >> giving me a hard time like my acce accent. acting look you don't understand what i am saying. i am from a different country, why are you doing this? >> reporter: they worry about their brother stuck in lebanon and their 70-year-old father who lives alone in turkey. both are still being vetted. >> we are not terrorists. we are just like normal human. we have a family. we have a life. and we want to work. that's what we want. >> reporter: today the fbi director said the u.s. has gotten better at screening refugees to make sure they don't
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today government scientists sounded the alarm about coral, home to a fourth of all of the life in the oceans. jeff glor found out what is wrecking the reefs. >> reporter: this what a healthy coral reef looks like. this is what it looks like after it's become bleached. >> when you go in on a bleached reef, the corals are stark white. >> reporter: a coral reef expert with noaa. >> the sound is a mazingly quiet, eerily quiet. the fish aren't behaving normally. >> reporter: bleaching occurs when coral is exposed to warmer
than there mall water. the coral gets stressed and loses its protection. if the coral remains exposed for a long period of time it can die. noaa says climate changes the primary cause. >> 2014 was the warmest year on record. coming into this year, the oceans were already warm. we saw an almost el nino in 2014, 2015. >> reporter: and the other factor is the warm mass known as the blob, combined with el nino is the worst bleaching hawaii has seen. started in the south pacific, spread to the pacific and indian oceans and in the florida keys and noaa says the caribbean is next. the third time an event like this occurred in recorded history. last we're we spoked with oceanographer sylvia earl during a dive in the reef. >> when the coral reefies you lose the creatures that occur there and nowhere else. it's thought that we have lost thousand of species that can
never be recovered. because they're gone. >> reporter: noaa believes 5% of the world's coral could be lost this year. scott, next year predicted to be even worse. >> remarkable. jeff glor, thank you very much, jeff. >> in a moment the chef who turned america on to cajun cooking. paul prudhomme opened ape restaurant in new orleans, the restaurant was a hit and soont country was hungry for cajun. prudhomme enjoyed his own cooking though he slimmed down in later years. paul prudhomme died today at 75.
love is patient we are told. but she could not wait a second longer to hug her dad at fo carson. the lieutenant is just back from eight months incubate. >> she is excited. she spotted me from a couple rows back. and she couldn't contain her self. i wasn't going to tell her no. happy to see her. >> today is her 3rd birthday. no one in china was in a hurry which just celebrated a week-long holiday. half the population hit the road and apparently they all drove home on tuesday. they had to squeeze through a security checkpoint. 50 lanes, no movement. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
test. finally tonight, seth doane brought us an answer to a question nobody asked -- where do buttons come from. >> reporter: the humble button may not seem so significant, unless of course you are in qiaotou, china, here hundreds of fam factories produce more than 60% of all buttons on earth. sun yongliang told us we manufacture 2 million to 3 million buttons a day. 2 million to 3 million buttons a day? >> yes. >> reporter: that's just his company malifa. small buttons big market he told us. and sun says china's recent economic slowdown has not really
hurt button town. >> translator: as long as there is human civilization, sun told us, and as long as there are clothes, there will be buttons. if qiaotou is the world's button capital, then this is the center of it all. a mall with more than 550 shops dedicated entirely to buttons. that's where we met sun son's sean and daughter-in-law yning. >> bamboo. what are some of these here? if you are keeping track, shell, horn, coconut buttons are in. but mine? is this a decent button? >> reporter: is that bad? >> the material is much lower than the other materials. >> reporter: when you look at me do you look at my buttons. >> yeah, first time. >> reporter: really? oh, no. another thing to think about. the couple went to university in austin, texas.
but came back so they could help the family business. >> our labor is increasing. if we don't change ourselves, there is no place for us to live in this world. >> reporter: you are trying to work smarter here? >> yeah. >> reporter: he is introducing computer systems to modernize how this old business is run. this family wants to put this place on the button map. if italy is famous for its pizza, and napa for its wine, doesn't qiaotou deserve a little recognition too? seth doane, cbs news in the world's button capital. that's the "cbs overnight news" for this friday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us just a little later for "the morning news" and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley.
this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "cbs overnight news," republican leaders in washington are scrambling to contain the fallout after majority leader kevin mccarthy dropped a political bombshell. mccarthy, the hand picked successor to outgoing john boehner shocked his colleagues by announcing he doesn't want the job. the gop is in apparent disarray with no replacement and no date for a vote. nancy cordes reports from capitol hill. chaos was the word house republicans used to describe their own conference today after mccarthy's surprise announcement. >> we were all in shock. >> all members of the delegation of the conference were shocked. >> reporter: they had gone into the closed door meeting to elect their next speaker when the front-runner told them he was
pulling out. mccarthy who is currently second in command said he sensed the party was too divided over his bid. >> for us to unite we probably need a fresh face. >> reporter: he had been weakened in part by his own words an apparent admission that the house benghazi investigation had a political game. >> everybody thought that hillary clinton was unbeatable but we put together a benghazi special committee, a select committee what are her numbers today. >> the comment handed clinton a powerful talking point. >> look at the situation they chose to exploit to go after me for political reasons the death of four americans in benghazi. >> reporter: then last night, roughly 40 hard line conservatives who called themselves the house freedom caucus endorsed florida congressman daniel webster for speaker. a sign they might buck mccarthy's leadership as they had speaker john boehner's.
that dynamic made the job distinctly unappealing. utah's jason chaffetz is one of two people who say they want it. >> i think we have a lot of internal fracture, fracturing that's happened we need to figure out a way to unite the party. several party elders are trying to convince wisconsin's paul ryan to run for speaker. he has strong conservative credentials. but so did house speaker john boehner and the right still accused him of caving every time he compro is mied. compromised. paul ryan's office says he is still a firm no. >> nancy cordes, following the capitol hill. the president of volkswagen was raked over the coals by a congressional committee investigating the vw scandal. kris van cleave reports. >> vw betrayed a nation. time to clean it up or get off the road. >> i apologize on behalf of everyone at volkswagen. >> reporter: v.w.'s u.s. ceo
michael horn told a house committee he learned of his company's deception in september. days before the environmental protection agency revealed some of volkswagen's diesel cars used software designed to cheat on emissions tests. >> the investigations are ongoing, but this was not a corporate decision from my point of view. this was a couple of software engineers who put this in for whatever reasons. >> reporter: horn testified three engineers have been suspended. new york congressman chris collins wasn't buying it. >> v.w. is trying to get the united states of america to believe these are a couple rogue engineers, i categorically reject that. >> reporter: epa officials were criticized. the epa's christopher grundler defended the agency. >> once we learned of excessive emissions we focused on it. didn't ignore it. >> i think the american people should ask we fire you. >> epa officials wonder rule out
criminal charges after german police raided volkswagen's corporate headquarters. the car maker announced they would not seek certification for the 2016 diesel models in the u.s. which means they can't be sold here. kris van cleave, cbs news. governor nikki haley warning residents who live along the kes to head to higher ground. the heavy rain that sparked devastating flooding may be over the water is heading downstream and carrying more misery. david begnaud was there. >> reporter: sunday morning an elderly woman was heading to church. she got stuck here. before the road failed and water was moving across. her vehicle stuck in the middle was pushed off the side and down 20 yard into a ditch where she picked up her phone and dialed 911. on sunday morning in columbia, rescue teams were overwhelmed with calls for help.
>> i have a person in the vehicle just about to be submerged. >> one pickup truck with a 73-year-old man inside. >> reporter: 71-year-old clara gantt was one of those who needed help and she need it desperately. she was on her way to church when she got caught in floodwater. when did you realize you were in trouble? >> i realized it when my car stalled on the bridge. >> reporter: she called her family as rushing water pushed her car into the front yard of a church. >> i am afraid. i want to get out of this. >> reporter: all of a sudden she saw her grandson, travis catchings he secured himself to a rope and floated her way. >> i was so glad to see him. i've was afraid for him too. >> i said, hey, mema. i smiled at her. she smiled back. she said, hey, trav. i said we'll get you out of here. >> reporter: he pulled gantt out of the car and to keep her from being swept away grabbed on to a large red cross that was in the churchyard. together grandmother and grandson held on for four hours. while waiting, catching s recorded the moment on a cell phone. >> it was like being in the midst of a raging river.
>> i cling to the cross every day. >> if you are wondering what happened to the red cross, it case peered. last seen floating away. south carolina's governor told residents thursday they could expect to see flooding along the coast as early as friday. as the the high water head east. david begnaud, cbs news, columbia, south carolina. scientists are sounding the alarm over a worldwide threat to the ocean's coral. blaming it on higher water temperature and part of the trouble may be man made. jeff glor reports. coral reef looks like. >> reporter: this what a healthy coral reef looks like. this is what it looks like after it's become bleached. >> when you go in on a bleached reef, the corals are stark white. >> reporter: a coral reef expert with noaa. >> the sound is amazingly quiet, eerily quiet. the fish aren't behaving normally. >> reporter: bleaching occurs when coral is exposed to warmer
than normal water. the coral gets stressed and loses its protection. if the coral remains exposed for a long period of time it can die. noaa says climate changes the primary cause. >> 2014 was the warmest year on record. coming into this year, the oceans were already warm. we saw an almost el nino in 2014, 2015. >> reporter: and the other factor is the warm mass known as the blob, combined with el nino has caused the worst bleaching hawaii has seen. started in the south pacific, spread to the pacific and indian oceans and in the florida keys and noaa says the caribbean is next. this 'tis -- this is only the third time an event like this occurred in recorded history. last year we spoke with renown ed oceanographer sylvia earl during a dive in the keys. >> when the coral reef dies you lose the creatures that occur there and nowhere else. it's thought that we have lost thousands of species that can
ohio governor john kasich is struggling to stay in the race for the gop presidential nomiation. he trails front-runner donald trump by a mile. but says he expects to resuscitate his campaign in the early voting states. kasich sat down with charlie, nora and gayle on cbs this morning. >> pleased to welcome governor kasich to studio 57. welcome. >> always great to be here. >> glad to have you here, governor. >> this is really good. >> we thank you for that. let's first talk trade. as the the governor you supported trade as long as workers are protected. do you support this bill? >> i think so, charlie. i haven't seen all the details. the senate is going to look at it. look, we want to have a strengthened group of people in
asia to interface against the chinese. and trade can help do that. my concern about trade is when countries dump material into our country we wait for a year, two years before we get a resolution as to whether they cheated or not. so by the time we find out they dumped, people are out of work. i think we need an expedited process, somebody to stick up for the american worker. so free trade but no looking the other way. no bureaucratic slowdown. >> inclined to support. >> yeah, i think it is good for u.s. not only in terms of economics also in terms of foreign policy. trade can make a difference in strengthening us around the world. >> let's talk the 2016 presidential race. you have taken a risk, differing on issues. whether immigration, on gay marriage. on obama care. do you think the party's platform need to evolve on those issues? >> first of all, i am not for obamacare. i don't flavor it. i have a plan to replace obamacare. not just against it.
i have a pre grogram that drive toward quality health care rather than quantity health care. would take time to explain. actually a legitimate alternative to keep prices down and make sure people have access. on gay marriage. look i believe in traditional marriage. but the court has ruled. when the court rules, you know. >> does your party need to evolve on that issue? >> i don't know if they don't have my position. they don't say much about it. that's my position. the first one you raised was immigration. >> you don't believe in a wall. >> i believe in a wall. what i believe is we should have a guest worker program. and the people who were here who have abided by the law should be able to have a path to legalization. it know it practical to think we are going to go take, 10 million, 11 million, 12 million people. how are we going to get them? ship them to the border and yell get out of our country it is not practical. by the way the folks who are here, many of them are creating a wonderful, stronger america.
so, i think -- i think this can pass. see in this campaign we should stop talking about pie in the sky. and start talking about real solutions. i have been a reformer my entire lifetime. but i know huh to land a plane and get it done >> the question is has your party moved to the right so far that as a conservative, a long time conservative, it's too far right for you and you're too far center for them? >> i think i have a right to define what the party is, charlie. look, we have risen. i was up in second place in new hampshire. we have come down. the polls are volatile. we have the best organization in new hampshire. we are building out in iowa, south carolina. look if i win, i have a right to define what the party is. along the way i am defining what it is. a party of economic growth. and economic growth. not an end unto itself. but also can help people who live in the shadows, mentally ill, drug addictd tell you who else. the people in their 50s who faced job loss because their
company left america or company shut down. they have become depressed. alienated. lonely. these are people that have to get opportunity to be trained so they can get work and support their family. i think this is a conservative message. >> let's talk about the poll numbers for a second. in your own state you are down. donald trump is beating you. people say you are one of the most experienced, most qualified. what do you need to do to break through. what's your strategy? is it frustrating for you, governor? >> my approval rating is well over 60% in ohio. i got like, very little negative. and very high positive. nationally, my positive ratings are very high as opposed to my negatives. i have a big ceiling because people don't know yet. look, you are all experienced. you know that places like ohio, like, iowa, and new hampshire, are launching pads. if i do well in new hampshire, you are going to have me back every day. so, that's. >> that's what we do.
here's what i wanted to say. you can build a campaign where you rise real fast, but you have no underpinnings we s we have s this with a candidate who ran and dropped out. building the base to be sustaining. >> let's get you on foreign policy. the big headline in syria. what russia is doing. there are reports that moscow is deliberately targeting u.s.-backed rebel groups. >> sure they are now. >> you're sure they are now. >> reading the press reports that they are. >> what would you do to stop president putin from doing that? >> i called for a no-fly zone, a week, two weeks ago, whatever it was. sanctuary for people. any body violates the no-fly zone. i didn't have red lines that i dent stand by. you come into the no-fly zone. you will suffer the consequences. >> you would shoot down a russian airplane? >> if anybody violates the no-fly zone. i don't believe in painting a red line. >> what is a severe consequence? >> you know what it is. when you are commander in chief,
you got to be steady and you got to be calm. i served on the defense committee 1 years. everybody would understand what i am saying without having to use fiery rhetoric to get a headline the don't violate the no-fly zone. we should have been supporting the rebels we must support the opposition to assad, it is an iran, assad, russian deal. the russians are there. they're there because there was a void. but on top of it in the long haul, russia doesn't have the influence there that they are seeking in the middle east weft have to reassert ourselves in many ways, establishing a no-fly zone, helping the rebels. training people. creating a relationship with the kurds, with the sunni. we can make a big difference there. send multiple messages about the strength of the united states reasserting our leadership. >> who are you picking for your runningmate? >> are you available. you are looking -- you are smart, you look great, you're articulate. would you think about it? >> i will give it some thought.
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sans has a can-do attitude and determination. at 4 years old she was diagnosed with an extremely rare genetic defect called gan, the disease causes nerves to die and musses to stop work. hannah can no longer walk on her own. children with gan don't survive past teens or 20s. laurie is hannah's mother. >> this is a fatal disorder. so we picked ourselves literally off the ground and decided to fight. we knew we needed to raise a lot of money fast. >> reporter: was there anything out there? >> there was nothing. >> reporter: out of nothing, sans has conjured hope, hannah's hope, a grassroots charity dedicated to finding a cure for gan. what has the it taken from her already? >> she can't dress, her fine motor skills are impaired, has trouble balancing food on her fork, it's really taken her independence. >> it's hard. >> reporter: how do you deal
with it? >> i just keep a smile on my face and i fry to keep my head up. >> 10-year-old chrissy grubie and her sister amanda were both born with gan. so far, 5-year-old amanda has hardly any symptoms while chrissy now has trouble walking and problems breathing. their father steve grubie. >> it is a sense of powerlessness. nothing i could do for my little girls to save their lives. >> reporter: now there may be something. hannah's hope raised millions for gene therapy research at university of north carolina's gray lab. seven years after sans began her crusade for a cure, a human trial is under way at national institutes of health. chrissy grube is patient number one. >> she was excited but very nervous. she understood that it might not work. >> can you feel that there? >> she understood it might make her worse. she also understand it was a chance to walk again.
>> hold it. hold it. hold it. and courageous pioneers. >> reporter: the doctor is directing the trial. the principle of gene therapy is to replace the gene with an artificial copy of the gene. >> reporter: hannah could be patient three. >> hannah has been asking why this has been taking so long. and we have told her that we need to really make certain that it is safe. >> your's my best friend. >> your's my best friend too. i love you. >> the families of three florida high school students who died after their principal hypnotized them reached a financial settlement with the school. each family getting $200 t the parent of one student said money isn't the issue. the report for cbs this morning. >> reporter: the settlement marks the end of a lengthy legal battle that began after the north port high school principal admitted hypnotizing a student the day before the teen committed suicide. not a licensed hypnotist, they
found he hip knnoknow -- hypnot a dozen kids. >> she gave up her weekend to study. >> they say their daughter britney was driven off to succeed. in her senior year at north port high school sunny went to her principal for guidance. >> george kenny at that time told her he believed she had test anxiety. >> a few months later the teen took her own life. >> what i believe happened. my daughter went into her room that night and blinked her eyes, rapidly. and she entered a calm and relaxed state that allowed her to go through what she went through. >> reporter: one of three students who died in 2011 af hy. marcus freeman drove his car off the highway after he hypnotized himself. wesley mckinley committed suicide. an investigation found despite warnings from school board officials, kenny hip know tipsed
70 students and staff members from 2006 to 2011. bun web player, said he was hypnotized 40 times. while no finding for any direct connects, kenny was placed on leave in may 2011. he resigned the following year and pleaded no contest to two counts of practicing without a license. he received no jail time and served one year on probation. >> the school board is as negligent as dr. kenny is o. mr. kenny. they failed us as parents. >> reporter: the sarasota county school board said tuesday's settlement was in the best interest of all parties involved. >> we wanted something more. this was ant but an't about any money situation. >> i need the other families to know that i am trying to help their kids and their families so they don't end up like my daughter and my family. >> george kenny gave up his teaching license in 2013 and was
a lot of people use yelp to get the low down on mechanics. now people will let you give one to five stars to an one you meet. people has three categories. personal, professional and dating. some fear it could foster online bullying. developers are moving forward. michelle miller reports for "cbs this morning." good morning. well the two women behind the app have been close friends for nearly 15 years. they say they know online reviews can be cruel and mean spirited. they built in safe guard to ensure that doesn't happen. >> we want you to get the rock star comments by all the people that love you. >> reporter: julia and her friend nicole created people, because they wanted a way to research strangers. >> i came up with an idea of one star. what's your idea. >> reporter: like when purchasing a car or house.
>> you are going to be able to really find out who somebody is before you invite them into your life around your greatest assets around your children around your family around your house. >> reporter: users can create a profile for themselves. anyone else-up have a cell number for. that person would receive a text that a profile has been made for them. if they agree, anyone can post a rating or comment to that profile, positive or negative. if they don't agree, only positive ratings could be posted. but no one can opt out and delete their profile. bridgette carrey things definition and libel are a real possibility. >> someone can go on line and say what they want about you and you are stuck with it. a nightmare. if you are looking for a job. >> reporter: she says profanity, racism and sexism are banned in the app. posts containing sexual reor
disabilities will be rejected. low star ratings are held for 4 hours so app users can dispute them. >> the biggest thing we don't tolerate is anonymous. and that is something that social media suffers from today. >> reporter: after articles about people were published this week the app ironically became the subject of a slew of bad online reviews. all the negative attention even caused people's website to crash thursday. >> i think the people who are most motivated to write a rating abut you is someone who doesn't like you. that could be trouble. >> reporter: cordre is kidding changes to the app in response to critics including ability to opt out of the service. she add all the bad publicity led to calls from venture capitalists and private equity firms interested in investing in the app. >> that's "cbs overnight news" for this friday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back later for the "morning news" and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city.
it's friday, october 9th, 2015. it's friday, october 9th, 2015. this is the "cbs morning news." payoff in congress. one thought to be a shoo-in to be the next speak of the house kevin mccarthy abruptly recalls from consideration just before his colleagues were about to vote. the search is on this morning for two suspects believed to have stabbed the airman who foiled a terror attack on a paris-bound train. facebook plots out new ways