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pools. scott, they're hoping to do that by thursday of this week and open up the roads. >> thank you very much. well, open skies are becoming a problem, too. today the transportation department said it will require most owners of recreational drones to register. >> reporter: the number of drone complaints to the faa has surged from 238 for all of 2014 to 969 and counting so far this year. one of the biggest challenges is finding the operator, something this registry aims to make easier. transportation secretary anthony fox. how do you plan to enforce this particularly with people who already own drones? what's their incentive to
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register them? >> we would expect retroactive registration. there may be a grace period. the task force will have to come up with those solutions. >> reporter: how are you going to enforce that? will you send the drone police after people? >> when you enter the national airspace, it's a very serious matter. this isn't riding your atv on your own property. >> reporter: a new task force will have a month. >> we can't vilify this technology. it's incredible. it will be a game changer in terms of the economy, in terms of entertainment. >> reporter: michael droeback runs it. can it be done in a month? >> the short time line and what it will mean for industry, of course. >> reporter: secretary fox gave very few specifics about the registry -- about what the registry would look like. scott, no information on what information will be required or
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who will have access to it. >> kris van cleave in washington, thanks very much. tonight israel is building walls to stop gun and knife attacks by palestinians. there have been weeks of renewed violence. barry peterson is there. >> reporter: it was murder at random last night at a bus station. the attacker and an israeli soldier were killed as was an innocent african immigrant in israel looking for work. soldiers mistook him for an attacker and shot him. then he was beaten by israelis who thought he was a terrorist. he later died at a hospital. the palestinians are calling this their days of rage. three weeks of ongoing knife and gun attacks like this one in a tel aviv suburb last week. the attackers can move with ease since palestinian and israeli areas are often side-by-side. this balcony overlooks a palestinian neighborhood.
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being so close sometimes makes her home a target. israeli police have just divided the two areas with concrete barriers, but that hasn't calmed her fraying nerves. >> we live with a feeling any moment something can happen. >> reporter: the same area, palestinian side. where a retired school administrator believes the palestinian attackers are lone wolves. >> i don't believe that they have a leader for this. i think this is something individual. >> reporter: no one knows exactly what triggered the violence. scott, it may have been about the mosque inside the old city of jerusalem and unfounded rumors the israelis would allow more access to the jews and restrict how muslims could use it. >> barry petersen in the holy land for us tonight. barry, thank you. two more american children were killed by gunfire over the
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weekend. in chicago 3-year-old ian santiago was shot accidentally by his 6-year-old brother with a gun found on top of a refrigerator. the boy's father is charged with felony child endangerment. and in hempstead, new york, 12-year-old daja joyner was hit in the head by a stray bullet fired from outside her home. police are investigating whether the gunfire was gang related. what to do about gun violence is the subject of our new series called "voices against violence." we're hearing from all sides of the issue. a reporter from wdbj, our cbs station in roanoke virginia, was murdered alongside photographer adam ward. >> i'm andy parker. my daughter alison was a journalist murdered on live television and that's why i've joined this effort to change
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things in this country because we are at war. we have domestic terrorism and through our grief we take action. and the first thing i would do would be to impress upon the people that are pro-gun that we're not trying to take their guns away. we're not trying to repeal the second amendment. we can't do that. the nra pumps millions and millions of dollars into campaigns, and it's all coming from gun manufacturers with the extreme portions and factions of the nra and the gun lobby, there is no middle ground. i'm going to be going out with the governor to call out these cowards that are blocking legislation to do sensible gun legislation. if we are successful, and i
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think we will be, virginia will be the model for 2016 for the rest of the country and they can look to this state to see change coming. >> the view of andy parker, the father of reporter alison parker. we have important news for women tonight. is any amount of alcohol safe when pregnant? and, it's cats versus dogs in a new poll. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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we know that alcohol during pregnancy can harm the fetus, but is any amount safe? john? >> no amount of alcohol intake should be considered safe. the risk increases as alcohol consumption increases, but even one drink a day has been linked to delayed growth. even though these recommendations have been in place for more than 30 years, roughly 10% of women still drink during pregnancy and 3% binge. that's four or more drinks at once. the effect? a recent study of first graders found 2.5% to 5% had evidence of fetal spectrum alcohol disorder. >> if you want to have a glass
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of wine, have one glass of wine. is that not safe? >> there's no confirmed consensus about the dangers of an occasional drink of alcohol during pregnancy. i spoke to the lead author and she said, look, we know for a fact that alcohol can have a toxic effect on the developing fetus. why take a chance? >> jon, thanks very much. the reviews are in, but can you trust them? that's next.
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oprah winfrey is going on a diet again, this time for a ton of money. today she spent $43 million for a 10% stake in weight watchers. she says she plans to use the company's mobile app and work with a personal coach. the deal, though, is already paying off. shares of weight watchers
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doubled today. amazon thinks it knows a fake when it sees one. it is suing more than 1,000 people, accusing them of making money by giving rave reviews online about products that they've never tried. amazon says it undermines trust. and new yorkers are apparently genuinely fond of their dogs. a survey out today by siena college finds dog people outnumber cat people more than 3 to 1. 42% of those who have a dog or a cat say they have cooked special meals for them. 44% have celebrated their birthday. and 24% have dressed them up in a costume. in london, they are working around the clock to save time. that story in just a few minutes. ,,
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we end tonight in london, where a landmark has fallen on hard times, and in the race to save it, every second counts. here's mark phillips. [ tolling bell ] >> reporter: the world's most famous clock strikes 6:00, or does it? big ben's been striking the hour for 156 years. [ bell tolls ] but the thing's been slipping. it was out a whole six seconds last summer. the guys who maintain it, like ian westworth, have been struggling to keep big ben on time, even using pennies as weights. >> by putting on or taking off a penny on the pendulum like this, you speed up or slow down the
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clock by two-fifths of a second in 24 hours. >> reporter: but now big ben is on borrowed time, so worn out it may have to be stopped and completely overhauled. before the 14-foot-long, 600-pound minute hands fall off because the bearings are shot. it would be like stopping the heartbeat of london, says newspaper columnist clinton letts. >> this is the marrow in our bones, this old clock. >> one clock. >> one clock. and, you know, the thought of it not being there or one hand flying off or, heaven forbid, the thing going digital is just too gruesome to consider. >> reporter: it would be like losing yet another old symbol of london. the much loved hop on, hop off buses are gone to be replaced by these unloved models. and london's famous black cabs are now threatened by uber. if big ben were to go --
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>> it would be a calamity, a catastrophe, a disaster. for that reason i suspect they will find a way around this. >> reporter: but they're running out of time. mark phillips, cbs news, london. and that's the "cbs overnight news." check back for "the morning news" and "cbs this morning." from new york city, i'm scott pelle.
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>> announcer: this is the cbs "overnight news." welcome to "overnight news." i'm jericka duncan. it's being called the real life see the question to the movie "goodfellas." and it's 37 years in the making. an aging mobster with a rap sheet a mile long is being accused of taking part in a heist at kennedy airport. lawyers for vincent asaro admit he's no angel but claim the whole case is based on elder ly rats and snitches and all of whom either have a grudge or are trying to get out of jail. >> reporter: it was december of 1978 when masked gunmen stole jewelry from lufthansa at jfk
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airport. today the first alleged organized crime associate goes on trial in a case that inspired a film classic. >> and these are the guys jimmy put together for the biggest heist in american history. the lufthansa heist. >> reporter: martin scorcese's drama "goodfellas" recounts the violent aftermath. robert de niro played jimmy the jett. he was the suspected ringleader of the crime, a 64-minute caper in which six armed robbers broke into the lufthansa facility and made off with $6 million in cash and jewelry. how did they force him to open the room? >> by holding a gun to the head of the man who had the key. >> reporter: one of the key figures is now 80-year-old vincent asaro, they allege he
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received $750,000 as his cut of the proceeds. >> he didn't do it. had nothing to do with it. all the people who did it were murdered by jimmy burke, so i read. so the fact my client didn't get murdered would suggest he didn't have anything to do with it. >> reporter: prosecutors are expected to introduce wiretaps and testimony from some of those close to him expected to include asaro's cousin and his former bonanno family boss. >> i think the fear from the mob has totally abated. it's gone. >> reporter: >> reporter: former mobster sal polesi broke the code himself when he testified against the late mob boss john gotti. he claims he was asked to take part in the lufthansa heist but turned it down. he says no matter what happens to asaro one mystery remains. >> where is the money? >> just a little taste.
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>> no one has ever managed to find any of the money. remember there was a few families involved and, yes, some of that money went to some of the participants, but a lot of those guys were killed. were they killed before they got the money? that i can't say. >> reporter: now the judge in this case has ruled prosecutors cannot reference the brutal killing depicted in the movie because asaro is not charged with those killings. he does face one murder charge for an unrelated murder in 1969 of another law enforcement informant. the fastest ocean liner ever built is now rotting away at a dock in philadelphia. the "uss united states" made history in the 1950s, but if preservationists don't come one millions of dollars by the end of the month the ship is headed to the scrap yard. edward lawrence has the story. for those who sailed on her, it will be a day long remembered. >> reporter: when she left port on july 3rd, 1952, the "ss
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united states" was considered the fastest and most luxurious ocean liner in the world. its maiden voyage across the atlantic took three days, ten hours, and 42 minutes, a record that still stands today. it was so fast, the ship's propellers were a cold war secret. the "ss united states" would become a symbol of pride, patriotism and power. but after just 17 years on the open water, the ship would be retired never to sail again. how much does it cost to keep it afloat here? >> the costs are about $60,000 each month. >> reporter: it's been docked here on the delaware river in philadelphia for the past 18 years and the conservancy that owns it can't afford to keep it any longer. susan gibbs is the director. >> it represents the last best most iconic achievement in ship building. it's an engineering marvel.
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it's a work of art and it's our history, our shared history of the nation. it would be as if the statue of liberty was chopped off at her knees. >> reporter: how critical is this point in time? >> we are at the 11th hour. we have never been closer to saving the ship, and we have never been closer to losing it. >> reporter: gibbs has more than a vested interest. this ship is in her heritage. her grandfather, william francis gibbs, built the "ss united states." during world war ii three-quarters of u.s. naval vessels built were designed by gibbs' firm. as the war ended, he went back to work on the ship he loved more than anything. his biographer, steven ujifusa, spoke to "sunday morning" back in 2013. >> he was kind of like steve jobs in that he knew a lot of engineering but he was very much a visionary.
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imagine taking a structure the size of the chrysler building, turning it on its side, and pushing it through the atlantic at 44 miles per hour. that's a heck of a lot of engineering. and on top of that make it the most beautiful ship in the world. >> reporter: throughout the 1950s it was traveled by celebrities and royalties. everyone from john wayne and judy garland to the duke and duchess of windsor. and it played a starring role in films like 1953's "gentlemen prefer blondes," alongside jane russell and marilyn monroe. that same year cbs's walter cronkite was a passenger on the "uss united states" as he traveled to london to cover the coronation of queen elizabeth. >> to look at her just could thrill you with pride and wonder. she just was a magnificent looking boat. >> there were more people on this ship than lived in the town that i grew up in. >> reporter: joe roda was an employee on the ship. his responsibilities included
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delivering telegrams to harry truman, and he shot this video of the president getting off the boat in france. what was it like being onboard? >> it was special. i think that's the only word i could use. >> reporter: anybody who made a contribution to this world traveled onboard this ship. but cruise ships suffered as jet planes became more popular in the 1960s. in 1967 william francis gibbs died. two years before his masterpiece retired from service. what has happened to the ship since it was retired? >> it was withdrawn from service in 1969. a series of plans were advanced and all failed. and so when the conservancy purchased the vessel in 2011, the first time the preservation organization had stepped up to the plate. >> reporter: for four years susan gibbs has been trying to get financing for renovations and a new home that could cost up to $300 million. ideas ranging from a hotel to a
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museum to offices. they have weeks before money forces them to sell this piece of maritime history for scrap metal. edward lawrence, philadelphia.
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it was nearly 40 years ago that a little known singer from england put on a pair of big glasses, picked up his guitar and transformed into mega star elvis costello. well, he's got a new memoir out called "unfaithful music and disappearing ink." he sat down with anthony mason for "sunday morning." ♪ >> reporter: cross the river mersey on the ferry to liverpool. >> look how beautiful the skyline is. >> reporter: and you sail back into declan macmanus' youth. liverpool's really in your
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blood. >> it literally is in that my mother's from here. my dad's from the other side. >> reporter: a teenage declan played his first paid gigds here. >> we'd play anywhere that had us. we'd play schools and poetry evenings. >> reporter: then he moved to london, took our king's name, and became elvis costello. ♪ i've been >> reporter: the spinnedly sing er with the big specs and biting lyrics. ♪ don't act like you're above me ♪ >> reporter: who the village voice would call the avenging dork. ♪ >> reporter: you were pretty angry on stage in the beginning. >> maybe i came off that way. i mean, i'm not trying to deny it now. i do think some of it's just the face you're born with, and this gap in my teeth, you know, some people like jane berkin, it made her incredibly sexy. it hasn't worked for me but it does make things i say sound
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more emphatic sometimes than they are. even if i'm saying something that's relatively reasonable or tender, it comes out as a bit of a threat or provocation. >> reporter: was the elvis part your idea? >> god, no. >> reporter: his stage name and a new pair of glasses came with his record contract. >> we have a great idea. we're going to call you elvis. i thought they were kidding. you know? put these on. they had obviously thought it out. it was too nondestrict looking really. ♪ ♪ allison i know this world is killing u you ♪ >> reporter: when his debut album "my aim is true" exploded in 1977, he still had a day job as a computer technician at a london beauty salon. were you writing songs at elizabeth arden. >> yeah. after hours. i would take my guitar in the evening and would be playing. >> reporter: one song came to him on a trip to liverpool.
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"red shoes" literally came to you on the train? >> yeah. >> reporter: did you have the words and the music? >> yeah. the whole thing just appeared. ♪ i won't get any older now the angels want to wear my red shoes ♪ >> reporter: elvis would use liverpool as a backdrop for his band the attractions. shooting on the ferry ramp and at the observatory. >> it's like having the mad car on the hill. when you're a kid you can imagine anything. >> reporter: but elvis grew up in london. "i was born in the same hospital in which alexander fleming discovered penicillin," he writes in his new memoir, "unfaithful music and disappearing ink." i apologize in advance that i have not been the same boon to mankind. >> he lives up in that top one up there. >> reporter: the macmanuses lived on this quiet street in
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london's twickenham neighborhood. his mother worked in a record shop. his father, ross macmanus, noticed the resemblance, was a singer and a trumpet player in a popular big band. nen nen. >> reporter: in 1963 his dad played a royal command performance for the queen mother. also on the bill that night were -- >> a little group from liverpool called the beatles. my dad brought home the beatles' autograph for me. >> reporter: you glued them in your book? >> i glued them in my book. >> reporter: elvis was 14 when he saved up to buy his first guitar. did you have a guitar picked out? >> there was in a window. >> reporter: in a store across the thames river. >> i walked over with it over my shoulder, you know. >> reporter: back across the bridge. >> i'm a musician now. >> reporter: you talk about this whole idea of this fluidity. >> this goes back to my dad. >> reporter: to make extra cash, his father would sing as other
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artists on chief knockoff records. >> and they would do note for note covers of current hits. and he would be frank bacon and the baconeers or hal prince and the layabouts. so, you know, was it unusual to be called elvis? not if your dad's frank bacon. >> reporter: you can be anybody. >> and have been. ♪ sweet dreams of you ♪ >> reporter: he's changed identities and writing partners. ♪ is it all in that pretty little head of yours ♪ >> reporter: for a kid who loved the beatles, what was it like to work with mccartney? >> well, i thought it was a prank when i was told that paul wanted me to come and write songs. but you don't turn up in short trousers and your fan club card and front pocket sticking out. obviously you have to turn up responsibly with your guitar and a couple of ideas. >> reporter: costello had the beginnings of a song about his grandmother grappling with alzheimer's.
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♪ veronica veronica ♪ >> we made "veronica" into a pop record that actually got on the radio even though it was speaking about the unraveling of the mind. ♪ i never thought it would be like this ♪ ♪ but now i see >> reporter: a decade later he collaborated with burt it ended up starting what's become like a 20-year relationship. >> yeah. i mean we're still writing together now. >> reporter: they're writing two musicals. >> it's midnight and the phone rings and it's burt bacharach. elvis, where are the lyrics? you know, it's him driving it all the time. it's pretty great. ♪ gee, it's great after being out late ♪ ♪ walking my baby back home >> reporter: he jumps genres from pop to classical to jazz. he once performed with an 80-piece orchestra at royal albert hall. it's also where he saw his wife,
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jazz great, play one of his songs many years ago. >> i saw diana play when we were first friends. i thought, hmm. >> reporter: you had a pretty rowdy life when you were younger. when you got married again in 2003, did you put that all away? >> i tried to put it away a bunch of times, you know. i mean, to my shame i didn't succeed in staying true to my first wife, who i deeply loved. she gave me that beautiful son. and diana is, you know, very understanding of that. the rowdy's not gone away but the rowdy's just focused on one person. >> reporter: and on two others. costello and crawl have twin 8-year-old sons together. >> we're on tv, people. >> reporter: you seem to be really enjoying that. >> yes. what do you want to know about
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mi minecraft? ♪ i see you've got a husband >> reporter: at 61, elvis ko costello is still learning. ♪ you used to hold him right in your hands ♪ >> and that's been the case in all of these adventures that might seem like wildly casting around for something to people who are, you know, dogmatic about rock 'n' roll. >> reporter: so for you it's been about the adventures? >> totally. ♪ allison >> reporter: and about being a man of many musical hats. ♪ my aim is true >> reporter: how many hats do you have? >> i have 400. >> reporter: 400? >> no. i don't know. i always liked them. they keep your brains in.
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one of the most famous chefs in london yotam ottolenghi, has a new cookbook hitting bookshelves today. >> reporter: in the heart of london's trendy soho neighborhood sits nopi, north of piccadilly. the idea behind the book is to challenge cooks to re-create the magic at home.
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with the help of his head chef skully. he's the one who burned the miso paste. when you came out with it i thought you're going to have to make another one. that's what you're looking for. there's more trial than error involved in creating the new dishes featured ottolenghi discovered skully in in the book. his kitchen. he brought bold, intense flavors with an asian flair to each new creation. >> born in malaysia, grew up in australia. my mother's side is basically we have indian and chinese heritage. on my father's side is basically irish and balinese heritage. >> reporter: it was the knack of bringing those early influences together that caught the eye of ottolenghi. is it possible for you two to work together? you have your ideas, you have your ideas. >> when i first started he'd say this is too much, take this out. it's got me in a way that sometimes too much on a plate
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does not work. being a young chef. but now he's got me three components, make it simple. make the flavors come out. >> it wasn't easy to get him out of his way. he was trained in a very formal restaurants. so there was always like 17 elements on the plate. can we lose something? all right. >> reporter: jerusalem-born ottolenghi has built a career on collaborating. the jewish chef who famously partnered with palestinian chef sammy tamimi to bring middle eastern street food to a global audience. the new cookbook includes 120 recipes of the restaurant's most popular dishes, an asian twist to ottolenghi's signature style of combining fresh and innovative ingredients, like the quail with burnt miso butterscotch and pomegranate and walnut salsa. >> we're going to lightly spread it on top. you want to make sure it doesn't overshadow the meat completely.
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we constantly learn from people around us. >> reporter: you're open -- not every chef is like that. >> i think probably the most brilliant chefs do absorb from their surroundings. >> reporter: or maybe they don't admit it? >> or maybe they don't admit it. yeah, they might not admit it. >> reporter: fans of ottolenghi's previous cookbooks, who now number in the millions, may find the any one more complex. ottolenghi makes clear this is a restaurant cookbook featuring restaurant food. he says the recipes may take more commitment but they're not out of reach of a.mateur cooks. the quail took less than 20 minutes to prepare. >> and that whole ethos of cooking in a restaurant is what we tried to bring to the home cook. some recipes might be more complicated, others simpler. overall it's a slightly more evolved way of cooking. >> reporter: you're there to challenge your readers? >> we want to take them to the next step. >> reporter: it's about raising game. dishes designed to impress guests that look harder to prepare than they were.
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delicious, delectable, and, most importantly, doable at home.,,,,
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michigan/michigan state, it's one of the fiercest rivalries in college football. but things may be getting out of hand. the michigan punter is getting death threats after he cost his team the game. adam zuker has the story. >> reporter: football makes us crazy but shouldn't make us killers. blake o'neal native of australia started playing this year as a graduate student. early in saturday's game fans were singing his praises after a monster 80-yard punt, but it's the last play of the game that everyone's now talking about. >> there's no doubt michigan state is an outstanding team. >> reporter: up two points with ten seconds on the clock, the university of michigan looked ready to hand rival michigan state its first defeat of the season. but then the unimaginable happened. >> he has trouble with the snap and the ball is free!
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>> reporter: punter blake o'nei o'neill fumbled the ball punting it right into the hands of jalen watts-jackson who took it in for a touchdown. >> he scores on the last play of the game! unbelievable! >> reporter: michigan state won, 27-23. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: crushing the dreams of wolverine fans everywhere. >> they played their guts out. played winning football. overcame so much. and we messed up. messed up the play at the end. >> even in the press box our jaws dropped. wondering how the heck could this have happened? the fans stayed in that stadium for a good 15 minutes after that game ended, stunned. >> reporter: once the shock wore off, fans turned to social media. some hurling insults and death threats at the australian-born o'neill in tweets that have since been deleted. sunday michigan interim athletic
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director jim hackett fired back in a letter saying, "today i awake to the shocking reality that our community who cares so much about this program would send hurtful, spiteful and vicious comments to one of our students. i'm asking that our community not lose this game twice by condoning thoughtless comments. >> mistakes are going to happen. it's sports. you can even say, you know, kid, unfortunately, you blew it. but it stops there. the fact you're making threats against his life and making a concern for his personality safety, that crosses the line. >> reporter: hopefully he gets a shot at redemption. michigan state fans didn't celebrate long. watts-jackson dislocated and fractured his hip on the play. he was swatting his teammates away while he was on the ground. he underwent surgery and will be out the rest of the season. the spartans are very much in contention for the college football playoffs. the big one against ohio state end of november and after that michigan against hiohio state. that's the "cbs overnight news" for this tuesday.
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for some of you the news continues, for others s s is. it's tuesday, october 20th, 2015. this is the "cbs morning news." high level hacking, two of the nation's top security officials appear to be the victims of a successful cyber attack. on board altercation, a flight sparked by a reclineing seat sends a packed jetliner back to the airport. >> the force. >> it's coming to you. >> and fan expectations awaken as disney releases the longest look yet at the upcoming "star wars" movi


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