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>> quijano: more rain threatens a california disaster area. a major trucking route could remain buried by mud for days. tracking potential problems in the sky. the government takes new steps to regulate drones. the upstream battle to city of endangered salmon from extreme heat and drought. and the so-called little pink pill for women hit pharmacies today. what you need to know about the new drug to increase sexual desire. >> i have no libido, no sexual thoughts. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> quijano: good evening. i'm elaine quijano with a western edition of the broadcast. there are flash flood watches across the southwest tonight in
california, nevada, utah, and arizona, even more rain threatens the disaster area in kern county, about 130 miles north of los angeles, where a river of mud buried hundreds of vehicles and damaged homes. 48 hours after the mudslide a major trucking route is still closed. here's carter evans. >> reporter: on a sunny california morning, work crews began the long task of freeing nearly 200 vehicles. they've been stuck here on highway 58 since torrential rains unleashed a wall of mud on unsuspecting drivers. >> oh, my god! ( screaming ) >> reporter: new cell phone video shows just how dire it became. rae ecklund recorded these images. >> oh, my god! this car is going to hit us. oh, my god! i started floating and banging in the car. it was awful. >> the mud and stuff started coming. >> reporter: bill nissen was driving his 18-wheeler.
>> this started pushing in park, with his foot on the brake, would not hold it. >> reporter: how much does it away? >> 50, 000, 53,000 pounds. >> reporter: parts of the highway could be closed for several days. that's how long it might take to remove a mile-long stretch of cars and debris. kern county sheriff's deputy john diederich: >> the problem is, not like snow. snow will melt and you can drive your car away. this mud will cause mechanical damage. >> reporter: you have seen floods around here. anything like this? >> i have not seen this magnitude. >> reporter: more than three inches of rain fell in this part of l.a. county in 30 minutes. the national weather service is calling is a 1,000-year rain event but it also warned heavy rains and floods could become regular sights this winter with a strong el nino poised to hit california. melissa nuesca has seen enough already. she and her family were driving when the storms hit. >> we thought we were going to get buried alive in the mud. this was a preview to el nino, then i just want to be inside my house when el nino hits.
>> reporter: and meteorologists say the heavy rains from el nino usually don't hit until december or january. so, elaine, after four years of drought here in california, the weather may go from one extreme to another. >> quijano: difficult situation there. carter evans reporting from our los angeles bureau. carter, thank you. the rinude cycle of violence continued today in israel and the west bank. three palestinians were shot and killed while allegingly trying to attack rels with kitchen knives. in recent weeks nearly eight israelis and nearly 40 palestinians have been killed. jonathan vigliotti is in tel aviv. >> reporter: video captured an israeli civilian holding a gun moments after he shot and killed a palestin nan who he said tried to stab him. it's one death in a spate of separate attacks where several pal stillians were kid after targeting police. the israeli government has labeled them terrorists, but at their funerals, like this one today in the west bank, palestinians held them as martyrs.
"he is a hero now and i pray for god to accept him as a mart i.r.s.," she said. >> funerals for the dead have further fueled the violence. but for another day, security forces clashed with violent crowds despite the deployment of additional troop earlier this week, to curb a nearly month-long string of attacks. this protester said he came out because he was angry at the force used against palestinians. >> reporter: the violence began after rumors that palestinian access to the revered al-aqsa mosque would be limited. israeli officials said the country's response has been appropriate, but the increased security has done little so far to put out the fire. >> reporter: israeli defense is expected to deploy 300 more troops tomorrow but, elaine, palestinians we spoke with today
say nothing will stop them from returning to the streets in protest. >> quijano: jonathan vigliotti reporting from tel aviv tonight. jonathan thank you. a massive storm has made landfall in the philippines. typhoon koppu is a slow-moving category four with winds up to 110 miles per hour. it's expected to drop up to two feet of rain. coastal areas have already been evacuated. now to washington, d.c. where the federal government is taking new steps to regulate the drone industry, requiring every drone in the u.s. took registered. transportation correspondent kris van cleave is in our washington bureau. kris. >> reporter: elaine, cbs news has learned the department of transportation intends to announce this new drone registration requirement as early as monday with the goal of having it in place before the christmas holiday season as drones are expected to be a very popular gift this year. the d.o.t. will form a task force to help sales are on the process, and we understand that will likely include representatives from the drone industry. this is a move transportation secretary anthony fox told cbs news was under consideration
back in august and comes in response to growing concerns for the potential of a midair collision between a drone and commercial aircraft. the f.a.a. told congress last week the number of drone reports from pilots has seen a 10-fold increase compared to last year. >> quijano: kris, does the drone industry support a registry? >> reporter: a spokesman for the small u.a.v. corporation which represents companies like amazon told my the move is take the industry by surprise. that said, the industry is waiting for more details about what information will be required how it will be stored and who will have access to. it the challenge is the f.a.a. says there is no way to trace drones back to its owner. thus the registration system. >> quijano: kris van cleave reporting from washington. kris, thank you. a new drug arrived in pharmacies today called addyi. it's the first fill approved to trite low libido in women. there are risks, but as dr. jon lapook reports, many are still
grateful to have the option. >> reporter: 34-year-old sheri mike has been looking forward to this day. >> i have no libido. lack of desire. no sexual thoughts. and it's been like that since i was 17. >> reporter: addyi is approved for use in premenopausal women who have low libido. unlike male sexual dysfunction drugs that work on blood flow, addyi is thought to work on chemicals in the brain that work on pleasure. mike is willing to give it a try. >> i've tried several different supplements. i've tried vitamins. me and my husband have tried counselings. i have tried hypnotherapy but none of those have worked. >> decreased sexual libido can have a dramatic impact on a marriage. >> reporter: jennifer wu is an ob/gyn at lenox hill hospital in new york. she said women should be fully evaluated for underlying causes of low libido before seek addyi.
>> some of the common causes are thyroid disorder and depression. >> reporter: addyi, which is taken daily, is expected to be priced at $20 a month for those with insurance. it was rejected twice by the f.d.a. over safety concerns and because it was modest lie affected. the drug also carries a black box warning because drinking alcohol while taking addyi can cause low blood pressure and fainting and doctors emphasize any benefit won't be immediate. >> this is a drug patients take at bedtime on a daily basis but you don't expect a dramatic, overnight change. we expect a modest, gradual increase in desire. >> reporter: addyi is not approved for use in postmenopausal women. the f.d.a. says more studies are needed to determine whether it's safe and effective for them. dr. jon lapook, cbs news, new york. >> quijano: army veteran chris mintz was hailedaise hero for confronting a gunman who killed nine people and injured nine others at umpqua community college in oregon. now for the first time since the shootings on october 1, mintz is
telling his story in chilling detail. here's meg oliver. >> reporter: in a powerful facebook post chris mintz relates how he helped protect a campus under siege all while having one thoing his mind, his son. after being shot five times, mintz told a classmate, "it's my son's birthday. please, call my ston's mom and tell her i can't pick him up from school today." mintz was in the ajoining classroom when the shooter, chris fer harper-mercer started spraying bullets. he writes: there were gunshot. i held the door open and waited for everyone to leave safely. safely out of harm's way, mintz refused to run for cover. after warning people across campus he returned to the shootings. on his way, he passed another student hiding. mintz remembers his warning, "don't, man, he's going to chute, man." mintz wrote high moved on
anyway. with his back pressed against the wall he waited quiet lie outside the classroom. >> reporter: mint lz was shot in his leg, stomach, shoulder, and finger. as he laid on the ground in a fetal porkz the shooter tried to shoot his phone. mintz yelled, "it's my kid'sing about the, man." he pointed the gun right at my face and he retreated back into the class. mintz says he's still confused why he wasn't shot again. he described the unimaginable pain, "my legs felt like ice. when i moved pain shot through me like a bomb going off." as first responders arrived, mintz saw his friend, an e.m.t. mintz said that's when he knew
we were going to be okay. mintz apologized to everyone hurt by the massacre. he thanked the first responders and medical teams. elaine, he said they were the real hero. they saved us. >> quijano: incredible courage he displayed there. sacramento police have released sketches of two suspects in the stabbing of spencer stone. stone was stabbed four times outside a bar and needed open heart surgery to survive. it happened just six weeks after stoafns injured while helping to stop a terror attack on a train to paris. us airways flies off into the sunrise on the redeye. and a deadly sea snake, possibly lured by el nino, washes up on the west coast when the cbs evening news continues.
last leg of its merger with american airlines. the journey went smoothly, but as julianna goldman reports, it's part of a complicated transition. >> reporter: us airways flight 1939 ended where it began-- touching down in philadelphia early saturday and ending an era. this final flight was a farewell tour to charlotte, phoenix, and san francisco. retired us airways c.e.o. ed colodny was on board. >> change is the way of the world and bittersweet, yeah, but more sweet than bitter. >> reporter: by the time the flight touched town us airways was already history, the final step in its merger with american airlines begun at midnight, starting the progress of combining the two massive reservation systems into one with the goal of not disrupting passengers. henry harteveldt has worked on several airline mergers. >> when you put the reservation systems together, it's like doing a simultaneous heart and
brain transplant. >> reporter: merging the systems on a saturday means fewer people are flying and there's more time to fix any problems before the monday rush. the reservation system is an airline's nerve center linking millions of passenger files with available inventory, crew information, frequent flier accounts and even baggage tracking. after a million hours and employee training, upgrades to 9,000 kiosks and computers, and at least six test runs, american is trying to avoid the major problems seen a decade ago during us airways' merger with america west, or more recently united and continental switch-over that resulted in major delays and frustrated customers. >> if this doesn't go well it's a plaque eye for american airlines and that's why they have taken such great pains to make sure they manage out the problems. >> reporter: so far, no major hiccups, but american says they're not letting their guard down. elaine, they'll have a command center running around the clock
for the next few weeks to respond to any problems. >> quijano: all right, julianna goldman reporting in our washington newsroom. jewel an athank you. new video surfaced today of a scaffolding collapse in houston. it shows the moment it happened yesterday afternoon. incredible. six workers were hurt but all are expected to survive. it's still not clear what caused the collapse. up next, endangered salmon in hot water. what's being done to save them.
>> quijano: something very dangerous washed up on a beach in oxnard, california, a yellow-bellied sea snake, highly venomous, and not seen in california for 30 years. these snakes normally thrive in tropical conditions. scientists say this one may have been lured north by the unusually warm waters of el nino. warm waters have been disastrous for america's sockeye salmon. the endangered fish now need humans to help them on their
annual upstream journey. here's chris martinez. >> reporter: rivers in idaho once filled with sockeye salmon are now mostly empty. the fish couldn't get that far. >> can't imagine anything worse than this year to lose that proportion of the run. >> reporter: biologist russ kiefer says salmon start dying off when water temperatures reach 72 degrees. already it's reached 74 on parts of the snake river, used by salmon to spawn on their treacherous 900-mile journey from the pacific up several rivers to central idaho. the numbers tell the story. >> we were expecting 2,000 fish. >> reporter: instead of 2,000 sockionly 45 made it all the way. so idaho fish and game officials took the unusual step of trapping other migrating salmon downriver. the few that were at least able to swim halfway. they loaded them on to trucks, headed to this hatchery. >> having to go to the emergency trap and haul was not an ideal
situation. >> reporter: jeff heindel is a coordinator with idaho fish and game. >> i'd rather have them in the river swimming on their own, but in terms of species preservation,un, it's a necessary evil. >> reporter: they were successful migrating in a very tough year. so they will be the ones that, for this generation, provide a majority of the eggs and sperm. so the next generation should be a little bit better able to handle if they experience these type of conditions again. >> reporter: those fish are now helping give biologist the chance to repopulate the salmon in captivity. that's what's happening in these tanks where sockeye are bred on to give them a shot to thrive in the wild. what would have happened if you did not step in? >> very few would have survived. >> reporter: while the scientists have been able to save the sockeye for now, their future could still be jeopardizized if this past summer's dreesummer's height ant
>> quijano: grateful dead bass player phil lesh has announced he has bladder cancer. in a letter on facebook, lesh says for the past few weeks he's been in treatment at the mayo clinic in arizona and that his prognosis is good. lesh previously had prostate cancer in 2006. he is 75. well, if all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you do it, too? you might if you were at today's annual bridge day festival. every year hundreds make the leap with parachutes, of course. nobody was hurt. at 876 feet, the new river gorge is the third highest bridge in america. staten island is just a hop, skip, and jump from manhattan,
and a long way from australia's outback, but there was buster, the kangaroo today, on the loose. someone left the gate open. police showed up and buster's owners explained they were visiting from upstate new york where buster is a legal pet. no charges were filed. coming up, he could have charged millions to restore painting but his work is priceless.
>> quijano: we close tonight in chicago with thanks to a stroke of generosity, timeless works of art are undergoing literally priceless restorations. here's vladimir duthiers. >> there's a series of abrasions that have allowed the undertone to show through. >> reporter: 67-year-old barry bauman works out of his home in river forest, illinois, providing facelift to his centuries old patients. >> when a painting comes in to me, of course, i do an examination like any doctor would do. >> reporter: unlike most
doctors, he doesn't charge for his services. bauman spent more than 30 yiers conserving art, first at the art institute of chicago, then at his own company. >> after i sold my company 11 years ago, i said to my wife, "i think i just want to work for museums now, and i'll do it at a reduced cost." but she was the one who said, "barry, why don't you do it for nothing." >> and it was as though i'd flipped a switch, and this little light bulb went off over his head. >> reporter: since 2004, he's refurbished upward of 1500 paintings from close to 300 institutions nationwide, an estimated savings of about $5 million. but his generosity is not for the big-budget institutions. >> these smaller museums without a conservation department, you know, they're lucky if they can pay for the heat and the light. >> looking at the warmth and the depth of this scene ... >> reporter: joe kapler is the museum curator at the wisconsin historical society. >> he has treated about 65
paintings for a marketplace value benefit $270,000. an incredible gift. these paintings will look great and be in proper condition for dwekades and decades. >> reporter: on display at the museum, one of the bauman's favorite pieces-- a towering portrait of governor and general lucius fairchild by john singer sargent. >> it's really been a joy for me to be able to, you know, preserve cultural history to places that could never afford these services. >> reporter: even after countless hours of work, bauman doesn't seem to mind that no one knows his name. >> when people go into a museum, they're not aware of who did the conservation work, and that's the way it should be. it's the artist that's important. >> reporter: the work of an unknown master preserving history's masterpieces for generations to come. vladimir duthiers, cbs news, new york. >> quijano: that's the cbs evening news for tonight. later on cbs, "48 hours." i'm elaine quijano in new york. thank you for joining us. and good night.
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