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>> as mark twain says it is never wrong to do the right thing. >> reporter: democratic state representative billy richardson says he wants the law repealed. >> i was wrong when i voted the way i did. it was incumbent to stand up as a man and say i was wrong and fix it. >> reporter: hb-2 provoked a storm of criticism from gay, lesbian and transgender groups who say it discriminates against them. a while social conservatives have been vocal in support. it had an imed me yacht impact stient state's bottom line. businesses have lost $700,000 from canceled events. 16 groups are considering
cancellations worth about $24 million according to state's tourist board. deutsche bank and paypal have frozen plans to create 650 new jobs. as the the fallout continues, governor pat mcrory is trying to diffuse the protest with his executive order. >> the people of north carolina are entitled to privacy and equality. >> reporter: the governor's order seeks to restore the right to sue for disdiscrimination. the state is not challenging the restriction of transgender bathroom access. for representative richardson his reversal was personal. what did your daughter think about your vote in favor of hb-2? >> honestly, after the vote she called me and said "i'm disappointed." >> how was that to hear from your daughter? >> it caused me to look in the mirror. and, and -- reassess things. richardson said the executive order does gotten far enough or do enough. scott, we spoke with a
transgender woman who said the law as it remains tonight, vil fiez transgender people and repeal the it is the only option acceptable. >> david, thank you very much. storms are rolling again through texas, tonight they are hoping it is hail they have been through already. here is omar villafranca. >> reporter: the hail looked like torpedoes shot into the pool. in surrounding homes, balls of ice blown by 70 mile an hour winds smashed through windows. leaving entire neighborhoods looking like this. tim taylor couldn't believe the damage to his home. >> that's more glass, probably. cars in parking lots and drive ways took a pounding too. jamie doggett's new truck needs a new back window. >> it was scary and intense. >> reporter: baseball sized hail, forced stephanie malhiot to ride out the storm with four kids inside the closet. >> in storms we grab the helmets
and shoes for everyone. we didn't have time to do that. >> reporter: since january there have been 188 hail storms across texas compared to 82 last year. 30 of this year's storms have produced hail 2 inches or larger. a march 16th storm caused $600 million in damage. seven days later, hail caused $700 million in damage. meteorologist tom bradshaw. >> we go into the latter half of april, and certainly may, we could very well see additional storms on this scale. >> reporter: bradshaw says it has just been an unlucky year. for the last month over texas there has been a perfect mix of moist air and instability in the atmosphere keeping the hail suspended in the cloud for a longer period of time allowing them to grow larger before falling. >> this is really, really unusual. >> reporter: there is some good news, scott. there were no reports of any major injuries. >> omar, thank you. today, the house approved
financial incentives for companies that are developing treatments for zika virus. but congress has still not put up the $2 billion that the white house has asked for. dr. jon lapook says researchers are learning more about zika every day. >> reporter: for researchers like dr. ernesto mar kwez at university of pittsburgh school of public health, working on zika for the last year has meant playing catchup. >> it was thought it was a benign virus that wouldn't cause any significant harm to human. it turns out it causes all kinds of problems that we never imagined. >> reporter: the problems in newborns include microcephaly, abnormally small brain at birth, and damage to nerve tissue in the eye. there is emerging evidence of neurological problems in adults too. including, inflammation of the brain and guillain-barre syndrome, a form of paralysis. and a week ago a case of a
15-year-old girl with inflammation of the spinal cord. these new reports have rare comply cases and are surprising researchers. after a study of zika infected patients in brazil the author concluded there is strong evidence that this epidemic has different neurological manifestations than those referred to in existing literature. cdc deputy director, dr. anne schuchat, says researchers are starting to learn why the virus may be so dangerous. >> in animal studies of the zika virus it seems that the virus is attracted to nerve tissue or brain tissue. and so we worry that in humans that this -- this virus may destroy nerve tissue or attack brain cells. >> reporter: to keep this in perspective. most people who get zika recover completely after a relatively mild illness. dr. anne schuchat said the focus remains on keeping pregnant
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ford's f-150 pickup truck has been the best-selling vehicle 34 years in a row. last year, ford switched from a steel body to aluminum. kris van cleave tells us how that worked out in the new crash test. >> reporter: the ford f-150 was the only large pickup to earn a coveted good rating from the insurance institute for highway safety in the new crash tests. iihs vice president raul arbelaez is the sector doing well enough in the crash test? >> this vehicle class is not performing as well as we would look to see. >> reporter: all trucks met safety standards. insurance institute tests are more rigorous. iihs looked at extended cab pickups and small overlap front end crashes, the test simulates part of the truck hitting a pole
or clipping an oncoming car at 40 miles an hour. the insurance institute says those types of accounts account for about 1/4 of driver and passenger deaths. the lowest safety score, the dodge ram. test video shows part of the truck collapsing into the driver's seat. >> likelihood of being trapped in the vehicle. seriously likelihood of injuries to extremities. two gm pickups, silverado, sierra, toyota tundra, double cab acceptable. larger models managed marginal as the did the ram. automobile magazine's todd lasa. >> these tests are important. they're going to be pushing auto makers to meet tougher safety standards and create the ability to survive a crash, a hard crash in a number of different situations. >> reporter: the f-150 was the only large pickup to earn top safety pick status with optional crash avoidance technology. scott, dodge says it designs
late today, new orleans' police revealed that former saints' star will smith had a pistol when he was shot to death saturday night in what appeared to be a case of road rage. also today, surveillance video shows smith's suv bumping the rear of the hummer. then, smith drives off. the hummer caught up and after an argument with the driver smith was shot, his wife was
it is considered one of the greatest rock songs of all time. but does stairway to heaven begin with plagiarism. anthony mason tells us the day of judgment is coming in federal court. those unmistakable opening chords have helped the 1971 song stairway to heaven earn a reported $550 million. but a rival band says led zeppelin stole them from their instrumental written three years earlier.
the song taurus appeared on spirit's debut album when led zeppelin first toured america in 1968 they opened for spirit. i'd say it was a ripoff spirit's front man randy california said in a 1997 interview. and the guys made millions of bucks on it and never said thank you. california died that year, but a judge has finally found the similarities substantial enough to go to trial. do they have a case? >> i think they do. >> steve gordon is an entertainment lawyer. >> most musicians would tell you they borrow from each other. >> they're inspired from each other. >> when does it cross the line? >> when they're so similar that an ordinary person listening to both would thing that they were substantially similar. that can get expensive. in march of last year, marvin gaye's children were awarded $7 million when a jury found robin
thick and pharrell william's song "blurred lines" copied gaye's classic got to give it up. the statute of limitations means randy california's estate can only sue for future earnings from "stairway to heaven." >> millions. could be millions. >> if the jury sides with spirit. ♪ sunset the all that glitters could finally be gold. ♪ and she's >> anthony mason, cbs news, new york. that's the "cbs overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others check back with us a little bit later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley.
this is the "overnight ne " news" welcome to the "cbs overnight news" the race for the white house is traveling up and done broadway this week. new york holds its primary tuesday. donald trump and hillary clinton are fighting on their home turf. clinton is engaged in an increasingly testy battle with bernie sanders. off a string of wins and is confident he can compete in the empire state. nancy cordes reports. >> we will win a major victory. >> if new york is his last real chance, sanders isn't leaving any arrows in the quiver. hitting clinton today on her speaking fees, her super pac, and her stance on trade. accusing her of a credibility
gap. our job is to stand up to powerful interests. >> clinton aides called it cheap politics and the sanders camp had completely lost its compass. though clinton has gone on offense too as she attempts to dispatch with sanders once and for all. >> under the bright spotlight and scrutiny here in new york senator sanders had trouble answering questions. >> clinton had trouble with the new york media today for a racially tinged skit sunny did with mayor bill de blasio. >> thanks for the endorsement, bill. took you long enough. >> sorry, i was running on cp time. >> cp time is short for colored people time. slang in the black community for being late. clinton joked it stood for something else. >> cautious politician time. i've been there. >> house speaker paul ryan says
he will not run for president no matter what may happen at a contested party convention this summer. donald trump and ted cruz are on a collision course with history. neither may be able to lock up the nomination before the convention. and then all bets are off. mayor garrett has the story. >> i do not want or accept the nomination for our party. >> reporter: house speaker paul ryan a favorite of some gop biggest donors said he should not be eligible for his party's nm nation at a contested convention. >> if no candidate has a majority on the first ballot i believe you should choose from a person who has participated in the primary. count me out. >> reporter: the former vice presidential candidate ruled out ambitious political moves before. >> are you going to run for speaker? >> i am not. >> why not? i don't want to be speaker. a month later ryan was sworn in as speaker. today he said this is different. >> being speaker of the house is
a far cry from being president of the united states. >> reporter: ryan will sever as chairman of the july gop convention and acknowledge delegates may turn to a new candidate if donald trump, ted cruz, or john kasich fail to secure the nomination. i would encourage those delegates to put in place a rule that says you can only nominate someone who actually ran for the job. trump campaigning in new york today suggested the nominating process is rigged. the rules are no good when you have to play dirty tricks in order to pick up delegates. okay? for his part, ted cruz said the real problem in the delegate fight is trump's team is uninformed and poorly organized. cruz went on and said, trump can't run a lemonade stand and if he was a contestant on the apprentice he would have to fire himself. major garrett, cbs news, washington. the candidate with perhaps the most to gain from a contested gop convention is john kasich. he discussed the state of the race with scott pelley.
paul ryan said minutes before the interview he will not be a nominee for president. what is your reaction to that? >> he would be, look if i am president here, paul ryan and i will work very favorably together. he is an idea guy. i'm an idea guy. and i look forward to working with him, to actually acompolish things. >> the irony is you are the most likely republican to win in november and the least likely to be nominated. >> how do you make the argument that the guy that gets the most votes doesn't win. >> we had ten contested conventions. of the ten, only three times did the front-runner, was the front-runner selected. seven times it was someboetd other than the front-runner. >> but you are number three. i can understand an argument.
>> so was lincoln. >> so was lincoln. >> i'm not lincoln. >> this ain't 1860 either a uh awe that's right. >> governor you are not the front-runner. you are not the second runner. you are way off in third. >> right now. >> you could make an argument for the guy who came in second. that's not you. >> think of it this way. coke, pepsi, kasich. you go to the store you, are with your spouse. your spouse says, wait, i kind of like that kasich. i don't know that much about him. as we have seen more and more of my message, be able to be communicated. we're getting bigger crowd. that will translate into delegates. and delegates will translate into momentum. >> what is your tax plan? who gets a tax cut? who gets a tax increase? >> we would lower it. sort of the reagan plan. 28, 25, 10%. 15% capital gain. also, increasing the earned income tax credits so that people at the bottom are going to have, going to have incentives to be able to make more money without being punished. >> nobody gets a tax increase? >> nobody.
no. >> do you tear out obamacare, root and branch? >> oh, yeah. >> start all over again. >> you want to make sure any bed who has a pre-existing condition can get health insurance. >> on foreign policy we asked about isis which he calls the barbarians. >> how do you destroy the barbarians as you say. >> in the air and on the ground with an arab-muslim coalition >> where do why see your mom and dad in your campaign? >> probably in my heart and in my head. my mother was very opinionated, very smart. undereducated. high school diploma. came from a very poor family. my father had the twinkle in his eye. and he was the one that was connected to all of the neighbors as he delivered the mail. he delivered a lot more. he delivered compassion. and he delivered hope. and my mother always said, johnny, shoot for the stars, change the world, where you
live. >> when you say you want to leave the convention united. >> yeah. >> can the party unite behind cruz. can the party unite behind trump. >> i think it is very, very hard for people to turn around inning tiff impressions in a relatively short period of time. listen, when. >> so, no. our party cannot unite behind cruz and trump? >> the party could unite, you know, this is our person, but at the end, can they win? and in virtually every, you mentioned at the top, virtually every poll, i am the only one that beats hillary clinton. why? i have favorable ratings. number one, number two, i can attract-- the independent voter and the blue-collar voter. part of it is because -- the blue-collar part is part of my dna. the independent part is because frankly the republican party is my vehicle and not my master and i have been an idea guy all of my life. >> if trump its the nominee you are not going to work for him or campaign for him? >> let wait to see who we have
♪ ♪ move over, hollywood, china is fast becoming the center of the film universe. chinese movies raked in more than a billion in ticket sales in february. that is more than the u.s. and canada combined. china with its 1.3 billion people is expected to become the biggest movie market in the world as soon as next year. so how did it happen? holly williams has the the story for "60 minutes." >> reporter: in the remote hills of eastern china, this is a magic kingdom that not even walt disney could have dreamed up. it's called hundian world studios. at over 7,000 acres the largest film lot on the planet. a palace for every dynasty.
a village for every era. where some of the biggest movies in china have been filmed over the last two decades. these sets aren't flimsy facades, but full-scale brick and mortar replicas of china's imperial past. and when the films wrap, a brief silence. before the sets are flooded by 15 million tourists who visit every year. it is all the domain of xu win wong, a one time farmer who realized his fields were fertile ground for a new industry. permission is hardly ever granted to film in the real forbidden city, china's iconic landmark. so he built his own. >> it took several hundred years to build the real forbidden city. it took you five ones to build this one. and you made the whole thing
from cement? xu got the idea for this place 20 years ago after a visit to hollywood. movies weren't big business in china back then, but he spent a billion dollars gambling on their growth. do you feel a bit like an emperor when you come here? no, just an ordinary guy. an ordinary guy whose empire hosts 30 different productions every day. as the the film crews compete for space with tourists who crowd the sets, straining to got a glimpse of the stars. when the cameras start rolling, movie magic. [ applause ] the movie business is booming across china. shopping malls have popped up everywhere. and with them, theaters. 22 new movie screens open every day. that's right. every day.
in the last five years, box office receipts have grown a staggering 350%. it's created a kind of mass hysteria. and something china's never seen before. star culture. li bing-bing has been described as china's angelina jolie. >> it feels as if the movie industry here in china is getting more and more like hollywood. >> the speed of the development. you can't imagine. even for us. >> reporter: it is changing so quickly. >> so quickly. you don't react. it has already changed. >> reporter: and transformed into a multibillion dollar industry. chinese studios produce over 600 features a year. action movies. sci-fi. thrillers. behind them is a group of pioneering movie moguls. like dennis wang. he once worked as a chinese food
delivery man in new york. and is now chairman of the hui brothers one of the largest studios in the country. the movie business has made him a billionaire, a capitalist with chinese characteristics. last year he spent $30 million on a picasso which he keeps in his pocket and in one of his other homes. so that's the picasso. and you bought it from the goldwyn family who owned mgm studios in hollywood. so it is not so much a passing of the torch it is a passing of the picasso. the biggest prize isn't picassos, but hollywood itself. this year, a chinese company purchased a hollywood studio for $3.5 billion. others have been investing in multimovie production deals with american companies to make films for the global market. you are going to use hollywood directors, hollywood stars, to
make english language films to compete with hollywood. and make global block busters. >> yes. >> translator: yes, i think we will be doing it in the next one, two years, maybe in five years we will be doing it really well. >> reporter: in five years you will be competing with hollywood? >> i think we can do it. >> reporter: though china's economy has slumped in the last year, dennis' brother james, the hui brothers ceo says the movie business is recession-proof. >> translator: when the economy is weak, the movie business does really well. when times are bad, people go to the movies and feel happy. and it doesn't cost them much money. >> reporter: so the bad times, actually, could be good for the film industry? >> translator: in the last 20 years, the biggest box office earners have come out when the economy is bad.
it's interesting. >> reporter: the sheer size of the chinese market has hollywood salivating and desperate to get in on the action. dedee knickerson is an american film producer who spent the last 20 years making movies in china. >> today if you sit in a green light meeting in a hollywood studio, any of the studios, any of mate your six studios there, china is part of every green light discussion. >> they're wondering will chinese audiences like this film? >> they have to. because often times the chinese box office is larger than the u.s. box office. especially for the big blockbuster films. >> block busters like "transformers 4." >> there remains a price on my head. >> reporter: made $300 million in china, was partly filmed there and co-stars, li bing bing. the chinese government has a quota system which allows 34 foreign films into the country every year.
to get around the rule, the u.s. has been co-producing films. kung-fu panda three, animated in hollywood and shanghai at the same time. and co-produced by dreamworks and spin-off, oriental dream works. ceo james fong showed us how they were tailoring the movie for both audiences. >> what we have done is we are reanimating everything around the mouth and the throat. so when you look at a chinese version -- you no longer have a misalignment between the voices and the lip movement. >> reporter: in the chinese version they look as if they're speaking in chinese. whereas in the u.s. version they look like they're speaking english. >> the dumpling squadron. >> has this ever been done before? >> this has never been done
before. >> reporter: for years the only movies anyone could watch in china were communist propaganda. revolutionary heroes, patriotic peasants, and guerrilla soldiers. those who strayed too far from the party line were thrown in jail or worse. as a teenager, this filmmaker was pressured to denounce his own father. also a director. as an enemy of the state. >> i felt very, very guilty. >> reporter: but you were force to do that by the political situation in china, you were only 14 years old. >> no, i still feel guilty. because i had a choice. i had a choice. >> reporter: in the 90s after things had loosened up, chen chose to make films critical of the regime. like "farewell my concubine," earned who oscar nominations and tells the story of oscar
singers, persecuted by communist henchmen. that movie helped put chinese film on the map. today, chen one of china any most venerated filmmakers find it hard to keep up. >> reporter: it's become big business. >> exactly. >> reporter: chinese people want to see popcorn movies, block busters? >> that its totally understandable, you know. they don't give a [ bleep ]. they just say, we are here to watch a movie. >> reporter: they're a generation that as grown up on china's booming consumer culture. and on the surface, their lifestyles more and more like young people's in the west. prosperity has transformed china. it's no longer a closed communist country. but amidst all of this modernity, the chinese government still censors films and decides which can be seen in theaters. we asked to speak with government officials. they declined to be interviewed.
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ford did very well. what they're focusing on a crash right here. what this kind of front end crash does to the person sitting here and the people back here. this small overlap crash test simulates a car hitting a pole. or clipping the corner of an oncoming car at 40 miles an hour. accounting for a quarter of all vehicle occupant fatalities. >> is this vector doing well enough in the crash tests. >> this vehicle class is not performing as well as we would look to see. >> raul arbelaez. >> the lower ex-tremly injury measures indicated likelihood of serious injury. >> reporter: researchers found that situation occurred in the dodge ram, the truck is ranked at the bottom of the list managing marginal ranking. and low marks for roof strength. 44% of fatalities in pickups occur in rollover crashes. while the institute began small overlap testing in 2012 this is the first time for large pickups
with extended cab or full size four-door cab. only ford scored the top good rating. the toyota tundra, the double cab trucks, silverado and sierra. acceptable. larger siblings fared worse. all three a marginal rating. >> automakers sell this. safety is a big issue. one of the top reasons people buy cars or trucks. the detroit bureau chief for automobile magazine. these tests are important because they're going to be pushing auto makers to meet tougher safety standards and create the ability to survive a crash, a hard crash in a number of different situations. >> reporter: the f-150, the crew cab and extended four-door cab, top safety pick with the, additional collision avoidance technology you can get in the vehicle. from the maker of dodge, they tell us its vehicles are designed for real world performance and no single test
if you are looking for a new career, how about a live mannequin. the catch is you have to fit the mo. here is susan spencer. >> reporter: imagine spending every working day trying on clothes. >> that was great. i play dressup for a living. when michael prada dresses up,dy designers at banana republic take note. he worked here about a decade. >> the back. worried about the back too. >> comfortable there. >> kind of my job, stand there, let the people build the clothes on me. >> reporter: if you are a medium-sized american man, odd are good that your clothes were designed on prada or on a handful of others so-called fitting models, guys built just like him. >> i'm basically a live
mannequin. >> reporter: what are qualifications for this? >> need to be your standard sized 40 chest, size 32 waist. >> it helps to have perfect posture, and ideal proportions. prada is tailor made for the job. we are sitting here surrounded by mannequins, does this feel like family to you? >> pretty much. brother daryl, other brother daryl. i think i am better looking an these guys actually. >> reporter: no, he is no dummy. plus prada can move which comes in handy when asked to take his work home with him. those kids are his. those clothes are not. >> my job is to throw my kid up in the air and see if the shirt doesn't go too high. if i bend over am i losing my pants. >> reporter: he then reports back on how the clothes perform. even how they feel. which itself can be uncomfortable. >> i used to fit underwear.
those are always interesting fittings. everybody can tell when something doesn't fit properly. there have been some of those embarrassing moments. >> for prada being a fitting model is steady work. and models can make up to $375 an hour. >> hit that home run. >> but the job depend on perfection. he can't gain or lose one inch. which explains his team of personal trainers. >> so as long as you have a 40 chest, 32 inch waste, you could do this when you are 80. >> don't know if i want to do it that long. trying clothes on all day long can get tiring. >> hard to imagine any one better suited. do you kid it an unusual job? >> yes, i do. do you know any body else that is a fit model? >> i do not, no. >> but now that i have met one, maybe i should. >> that its the overnight news for this wednesday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us later for the morning news and
cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm vinita nair. captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, april 13th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." with the gop on a collision course to a brokered convention, house speaker paul ryan says count him out. but points to a potential pick for alternatives. ted cruz or donald trump? >> the people of north carolina are entitled to both privacy and equality. >> a change of heart for north carolina's governor. with an executive action, he tweaks his state's so-called bathroom bill, but keeps the most controversial part in