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jericka duncan has details. >> we will aggressively prosecute these cases. >> reporter: michigan top prosecutor bill schutte blamed the flint water crisis on former employees we says were fixated on money. >> this fixation has lost lives. this fixation came at the expense of protecting the health and safety of flint. >> schutte filed felony charges against former emergency managers, darnell earlyey, and gera geraldambrose. they used a clause that allowed
them to borrow money. devised a legitimate reason to borrow tens of millions but diverted that money to a different product. in 2014, flint switched from using detroit walter to the flint river to save money. the problem the corrosive river water wasn't treated properly. causing pipes to leach into the water supply. officials charged were accused of ignoring warnings that the water was unsafe. >> 12 people died from legionnaire's disease. young children exposed to dangerously high lead levels. in retrospect. i'm sure everybody wishes they had done more. i certainly do. >> flint, brother of three, melissa mayes. >> they should go to jail have their rights taken away like we did. >> tried reaching the man charged. one man's attorney told me
they're prepared to fight the allegations. meanwhile, the city still recommend using a filter before drinking the water. >> thanks. in washington, d.c., a new law would provide among the most generous family leave benefits in the nation. under the plan, businesses would be taxed and the d.c. government would write checks how to new parents. chip reid has details. kristin garrity seckerci, was working when she became pregnant with her son. >> i wouldn't be eligible for leave. >> a stroj supporter of the district of columbia bill to provide eight weeks of paid leave for parents of a newborn or adopted child. it would be one of the most generous plans in the nation. >> what is the most impormt thing in the d.c. paid leave bill to you. >> for me, recognizing my, my
value as -- as a mother. >> employees would receive as much as 90% of their pay. up to $1,000 a week. most benefit is aimed at low wage workers, paid for by payroll tax increase on d.c. businesses. >> traditional liberal politics where you create programs and you stick the middle-class with the bill. >> reporter: head of the d.c. chamber of commerce, vincent orange is seeing red. >> the business community can provide that same benefit without raising taxes. in fact, there are a number of businesses that offer belter leave packages. >> three states, california, new jersey, and rhode island have paid leave laws. new york's will take effect in 201. >> my child care plan. >> president elect trump on advice of his daughter ivanka proposed six week paid leave law. pay for it by cutting waste instead of increasing taxes.
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an air traffic controller made a mistake last friday that could have been catastrophic. a jetliner leaving los angeles was sent in the wrong direction. kris van cleave has the the air traffic control tapes. >> reporter: the moment the air traffic controller realized the mistake. and eva air boeing 777 bound for taipei, taiwan, on a potential collision course with an air
canada, 767. both had taken off from los angeles on a stormy night with low visibility. the controller repeated her request for the pilot to comply. the triple 7 was flying at only a few thousand feet heading for san gabriel mountains with a summit of 5700 feet. >> how would you characterize what happened over los angeles? >> a simple mistake that could have cascaded into a devastating airplane crash. >> a former assistant faa administrator. >> a lot of times you give one order, assume it has been understood, then you move on to the next aircraft. the next aircraft. >> impossible to lose track of one of the airplanes? >> very easily. especially in that short amount of time. you are talking, 10, 30 seconds.
where you could have a plane veering into the airspace in no time. >> we don't know how close the triple 7 got to the mountain range. the faa says these types of controller mistakes are exceptionally rare, scott, eva air did not respond to our request for comment. >> kris van cleave for us tonight. thank you. still ahead, a wimbledon champion is slashed in a home invasion.
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♪ ♪ roundabout was a solid gold hit in 1972, for yes, the british progressive rock band. today, fortunes came around full circle as the the band was elevated to the rock 'n' roll hall of fame. other inductees, giants of folk, grunge, arena rock. anthony mason has our story. ♪ ♪ ♪ have i got a little story for you ♪ >> reporter: pearl jam lead the hall's class of 2017. artists become eligible 25 years after their first recording. the seattle grunge band was inducted in their first year of
eligibility. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> so was the late tupac shakur, first solo hip-hop artist ever voted in. tupac and pearl jam the first artis to join the hall who began their careers in the 90s. ♪ ♪ >> joan baez started her career in 1960. i never kidded myself to be a rock 'n' roll artist she said in a statement. but of the folk singer and friend of dylan was recognized for influencing the rock revolution. ♪ ♪ the electric light orchestra will join the hall. jeff lynn reformed the band just last year. nearly 30 years after walking away. >> what's the best part about coming back? >> the warmth and reaction of the crowd. it is so brilliant, to feel wanted and loved.
♪ ♪ elo one of three long overlooked bands to make it in. ♪ don't stop believing journey, who had a smash hit with their anthem "don't stop believing" finally had their faith rewarded. ♪ be the roundabout >> in a roundabout journey, british rockers yes, got a yes from the hall. ♪ i'll be there with you >> 26 years after becoming eligible. ♪ these are the good times >> still waiting, disco funk band, sheik, rejected for an 11th time. front man, nile rodgers will be given an award for musical excellence. he said he would have preferred to share the good times with his band. anthony mason, cbs news, new york. ♪ and that's the "overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you, the news
continues. for others check back with us a little later for the morning news. be sure not to miss, cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. welcome to the "overnight news." i'm tony dokoupil. the islamic state is claiming responsibility for the christmas market truck attack in berlin that left 12 people dead and dozens injured. german police thought they had the man that drove the truck through the crowd. but after hours of interrogation, they let him walk. charlie d'agata reports. >> forensic teams hauled away the wrecked truck to search for clues. the investigation suffered a major set back after police released the pakistani asylum seeker arrested on the basis of eyewitness reports. with no blood, dna evidence to link him to the crime, he was let go. a massive manhunt is underway for the hijacker of the truck,
that plowed into the christmas market. police believe the attacker is armed. the polish driver of the truck was found shot and stabbed in the passenger seat. no weapon has been recovered. luke tice visiting from washington, d.c. said he is leaving berlin. >> we were planning to stay longer in germany, however we have cut our trip short. we don't feel safe. and it's sad to say that you -- coming to a european country, from america, that you aren't safe. >> already. right-wing german politicians are blaming the government's liberal refugee policy. that has admitted hundred of thousand into the country for the attack. this afternoon, angela merkel looked distraught, toured the market. it would be truly hard to bear, if the killer tornado out to be a migrant. tonight, germans held candlelight vigils in honor of the victims in what is becoming
an all too familiar scene in europe's capitals. >> the attack in berlin sent off alarm bells within intelligence community in the united states. security officials are on guard for possible copycat attack at home. jeff pegues has details. >> heavily armed units patroled christmas markets in new york and chicago. in atlanta, police say that they are monitoring the situation, while seattle police announced a heightened level of awareness. yesterday's attack comes five months after a man drove a truck into a crowd in nice, france, killing more than 80. just last month, the student at ohio state university, drove a car over a curb, and then stabbed bystanders with a knife. on cbs this morning, deputy commissioner, jon miller said the nypd is working with the trucking industry to prevent vehicle attacks. >> one of the second things after the nice attack was to go back out. to 140 truck rental locations say here are indicators of
suspicious behavior. >> according to a congressional report. 80% of the terrorism cases are related to isis. the groups propaganda asks sympathizers to use vehicles to target markets. festivals or parade. in response, cities like cleveland have installed barricade and fencing during special events. ron hosco, former assistant director of the fbi says even that may not be enough. >> this low intensity style athak that -- attack that could be affectuated, committed by a baseball bat, by a knife, by a handgun, by a vehicle, that, the opportunity to commit that style of attack is everywhere. one city with a terrorist bulls eye on it, is new york. jon miller its the nypd deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism. and discussed the big apple response on cbs this morning. >> at this point we don't see any specific, credible threat,
either going towards the holiday season or new york in particular. but we have made a lot of adjustments based on -- these kinds of attacks and other things. >> you heard the berlin mayor quoted as saying maybe we can't hold street festivals like this any more. i mean, are we going to reach a point where we literally can't do certain things anymore, john? >> you know this is the most difficult question in my job. people say what do you worry about most? we spend, very little time worrying. and an awful lot of time planning. and part of what happened yesterday, is a byproduct of that. we see an attack in germany. our european post and flashback to their contacts and say what was the target. how was it done it? was a truck it was a christmas market. we go into the new york overlay. where are the christmas markets. we have got our list. they're here, here, here, here. we deploy long gun resources. hercules teams.
critical response teams. we put that layer while we try to learn more. about being agile. flexible. about being quick. but it is said a long time ago, he who protects everything, protects nothing. you can only ved your resources so widely. and -- got to say -- when you do analysis piece, we can figure out what are the high profile targets. but you also say, when the largest loss of life, on u.s. soil in the post 9/11 world, happened at a gay nightclub in orlando, not in the main thoroughfare, you know, on latino night, you start to see the randomness. of the targeting. that's one of the challenges. >> russian investigators are in turkey after the assassination of moscow's ambassador. he was gunned down on live tv, during the opening of an art exhibit. the gunman was shouting, remember aleppo. holly williams in turkey with
the latest. >> reporter: russia and turkey say the assassination was an attempt to disrupt their relationship. on the face of it looks like retribution for russia's bloody air campaign in syria. the russian ambassador giving a speech at an art gallery, watched by the man who would kill him minute later. remember aleppo. remember syria, the assassin shouted after shooting andrei karlov in the back, murdering him for russia's deadly intervention in the syrian civil war. the gunman, a 22-year-old turkish police officer whose attack left others in the museum cowering. he was later killed in a shootout with security forces. according to local media. russia and turkey are on opposite sides in the syrian civil war. recently relations have improved. the two countries negotiated a cease-fire last week to help
evacuate syrian civilians. this comes days after thousand in turkey protested against russian air strikes in syria. like many in the middle east, they're furious at russia's lethal support for the syrian regime. it has helped the regime, claw back control of the city of aleppo. syrians hatch paid with their lives and forced thousand to flee. >> is there literally nothing that can shame you? >> the u.s. condemned it as barbarous. in northern syria, yesterday, we visit itted al kamuna camp where 200 people who fled aleppo province live in mud and desperation. even al kamuna, place of last resort, was hit by an air strike in may, the suspected work of russia or the regime. and sthots were also fired outside the u.s. embassy in
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president elect donald trump's victory may well be remembered by two conflicting themes. the release of thousand of democratic e-mails by all accounts were real and a flood of stories on the internet that were completely false. here is senior correspondent, ted koppel. >> folks, i have been told this by high up folks they say, listen, obama and hillary both smell like sulphur. >> reporter: nothing new about using media to commit political slander. 1796, an anonymous editorial accused tom jefferson of cowardice of running away from troops. the author, current toast of broad kay. alexander hamilton. our revered founding fathers
could sling mud with the worst of them. not the nastiness that is new. it's the delivery systems. radio talk show host by name of alex jones scan be heard nationwide spreading the manure that fertilizes conspiracy theories, all over the internet. >> pizza-gate it is called. a rabbit hole that its horrifying to go down. >> the charge, that hillary clinton and her campaign manager, john podesta were running a child pornography ring out of the basement of a washington pizza restaurant, did not, as best we can tell, originate with jones. the accuser remains anonymous. but, that story had real consequences. >> 28-year-old edgar welch, after driving from north carolina entered the restaurant and fired shots from a semiautomatic rifle. no one was hurt. he told police he cam to rescue child victims. >> for weeks now, people have been accusing the two of
underground tunnel from their bookstore, politics and prose to the pizza restaurant. >> are the threats over? >> no, they're not over. they continue. both online and on the phone. >> and i really call it the weaponization of social media. and the internet. what it is entitling people to, enabling people to do is to -- take completely false information. make up whatever they want, with no accountability. >> so what do you do? you call the police. the fbi. >> turns out there is quite a high bar that is required for police and the fbi to take action. thanks to our first amendment protections. >> reporter: has that made you rethink whether the, the first amendment needs some modifications given the age in which we live? >> it certainly has. my father actually lost a job in defense of the first amendment back in the mccarthy era. so i am probably more than most
people, pretty sensitive to that issue. however, we live in a different world now. it is a brave new world. that we still have not figured out. the purveyors of the stuff have been able to run rampant with no accountability. and been able to do damage fairly freely. >> hold on though. we love the first amendment. free speech. the right to criticize our leaders. protection among other things for our current, cartoonists, comedians. >> testing, testing. >> they were made to grit their teeth, grin, bear it. >> shape of the battlefield has changed. >> google, what is isis? many more people receive donald trump's tweet reacting to the impression than those who saw the original skit on nbc. >> ted, you have been doing this a million years.
the average american could never have gotten to you and said, hey, ted, you know you missed this point. >> glenn beck has among the most popular radio shows in the nation. >> now, there is pair rity on social media. there is no gatekeeper. there is not a real feeling of personal responsibility on line. >> in his time, beck promoted some of the wildest right-wing conspiracy theories out there. >> the president's life as you will see is pure fiction. >> this is the new revised glenn beck. >> since -- really in the last year, and, since the election, been on as many sources as i to beg the media to learn from my mistakes. you you know, some times you have a road to damascus moment. i had my road to damascus moment. if we don't change this, if we can't find our way to each
other. it is only going to get worse. >> which puts glenn beck on roughly the same page as pope francis. his holiness compared media's on sex with scandal and ugly things to the sickness of. if you are finishing breakfast, look it up later. it is nasty. it can be profitable. margaret sullivan is media correspondent for "the washington post." >> there is now an industry out there, of people who are producing things that are untrue. and that are highly shareable. which is the magic word. it's engagement, all about engagement. if you can get things shared, you may actually be able to make money from it. >> how does it work? sort of a fraction of a penny for every hit that you get? >> yes, yes. buzzfeed reported this. great story. that there was a group of teenagers in macedonia who were doing nothing but coming up with
fake news stories. set up their own sites. they registered to attract advertising through facebook. nay put these stories out there. i mean, made up to be wrong. but sounded believable enough. that people started sharing them. and they could make, you know, pretty good money for teens in macedonia. >> reporter: just this week, facebook implemented a new policy. that will make it more difficult for the purveyors of fake news to get paid. fake news far from being the greatest threat. >> one of your correspondents comes to the editorial board of "the washington post" and says -- here's this story which was leaked by the russians. to wikileaks. wiki leaks, leaked it to us. we've checked on it. it turns out to be troupe. what do you do with that? >> well, we actually faced that
choice. throughout the past few months. >> if it is true you run it. >> if it is news worthy. >> josh earnest is white house press secretary. >> what the russians did in the context of the election was to take information, stored privately. hack night. release it over the course of many days to try to politically damage. or erode con that did damage one candidate for president. >> if indeed the russians have been engaged in trying to delegitimate one candidate. aid another canned dated. undermine the electoral process that comes dangerously close to a belligerent act doesn't it? >> obviously unwelcome one. you have seen such a robust response from the u.s. government. >> i haven't seen a -- >> you have seen making clear
publicly. and private. >> i heard a lot of talk. has there been any response. >> talk matters. what also matters. >> only matters if you follow it up with action. >> and, before leaving on vacation, president obama hinted broadly that, action was either taken the president urged us to look in the mirror. >> if fake news that is being released by some foreign government is almost identical to -- reports that are beinger ud through -through -- issued t partisan news venues, then it's not surprising the foreign propaganda will have a greater effect. >> is this an area where the first amendment remains
relevant? >> i think it is always relevant. right, foundation of our democracy. one of the things we accept, citizens of the united states are reasonable on our constitutional rights. i think the supreme court said you can't yell fire in a crowded theater that could pose a threat to the public. >> well if there was one statement of one justice in one case that i could eradicate from the face of the earth it would be oliver wendall holmes statement about crying fire in a crowded theater. >> jonathan turley is a first amendment scholar, at george washington university. >> i think there is a lot of roone to be we reason to be worried. no question, mainstream media is collapsing on many fronts. comb pa fissi people now have ability to create their own personal echo chambers, to go to news sources that reaffirm their feelings. the question is, how do we solve
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of an american woman and husband kidnapped four years ago. caitlyn coleman pleads for president elect donald trump to bring her and her family home. margaret brennan has the story from the state department. >> the four minute video said to be recorded december 3 shows the first public images of caitlyn coleman alongside the two children she has given birth to while in captivity. all attempts to negotiate their relesion have been unsuccessful. >> we have waited since 2012 for somebody to understand our problems. >> reporter: the video shows american caitlyn coleman and canadian husband, joshua boyle along with their children for the first time. around 4 and 2, the boys appear healthy. their clothing is dinghy and hand and faces appear unwashed. >> my children have seen their mother defiled. >> coleman pled for president obama to secure their release from a kafkaesque night mire.
the obama administration has been trying to bring pennsylvania native caitlyn coleman home since 2012. she has being held by the hakani network, terrorist group affiliated with the taliban. she and her husband disappeared backpacking through a part of afghanistan known to be an insurgent stronghold. at the time, coleman was pregnant with their first child. >> they are willing to kill us. in an august video, coleman warned their lives were at risk. the hakani network held u.s. army sergeant beau bergdahl until president obama traded him for five detainees in 2014. at the conclusion of the video, coleman urges president-elect donald trump to meet her captors demand. >> they want, money, power, friend. you must give them these things. >> sources tell cbs news that coleman's appeal is likely part of the hakani's attempts to free
when a gym teacher noticed her students were frying to run in tattered shoes. she took to the internet. the response was overwhelming. ben tracy has the story. ready, set, go! samantha ford teaches physical education in several schools in california. last week she noticed some students at cedar creek elementary were lacking something pretty basic. >> huddle up. >> i see kids running in little flimsy sandals or shoes that have holes or couple kids they, hot glue gun the sole on every single day. tell your teammates good job. ford asked a little boy wearing boots if he had running shoes. the boy said these are the only shoes i have.
the boots were, old, ratty, worn out, and just hit me, really hard. so she went home and post add but her conversation with the boy on her facebook page. within hours, one of her friends, bought the boy new shoes. it didn't stop there. suddenly she had hundreds of pairs of shoes lined up in her classroom. donated by friend, strangers, and some one she hadn't seen in years. >> i can't believe you are standing here. it's crazy. ford's favorite teacher from her high school days dropped by to donate shoes. >> just make is my heart sing. >> an alumnus of the school showed up. trevor brown, a catcher for the san francisco giants. 7-year-old jesse valencia says he has been a fast runner but with new shoes, there is a new spring in his step. >> i wanted to pick them up because i run so fast. they make me run so fast more. >> reporter: and juliet is happy to be running with him in her
new rainbow colored kicks. >> they're so comfortable. and i like them. >> natalie torres helped her 6-year-old sister jennifer into her new shoes. she seems to look them. so far, more than 400 pairs of shoes have been donated. so many that each kid in sherri ramsey's second grade class got a new pair too. >> hard warming and heartbreaking at the same time. for some of the kids this is the first new pair of shoes in, probably years. >> and along with the new shoes, a new sense of gratitude. >> dear miss ford, thank you for the shoes, because at my home my shoes are old. i need new shoes. this kid gave me within of the best hugs i ever had from a kid, like a real hug. wow he knows how to hug. this is great so excited. >> ford hopes to provide new students to all 485 students at this school. a gift she hopes will keep on giving. ben tracy, los angeles. that's the "overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you the news
continues. for others check back later for the morning news and cbs this morning. morning. from t captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, december 21st, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." dozens are dead and many more wounded after a massive explosion at a popular fireworks market in mexico. this morning, new video shows survivors scrambling to safety. this morning, authorities are still searching for the terrorist who plowed a truck into a packed christmas market in berlin, killing 12 people. details on the latest leads. with the clock running out on his term, president obama works to seal his energy legacy