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for an hour of news. cbs weekend news is next, updates are always on www.cbssf.com. ored by cbs >> quijano: the global attack appears to be spreading. a second wave of ransomware hitting computers around the world. we talk to a cyber expert who e ys he helped discover a kill switch for the cyberbug. >> i would say that this is the worst ransomware attack that has ever happened. >> quijano: also tonight who's on the president's list of candidates to replace james comey at the fbi. new details on north korea's latest missile test. another look at maternity leave in america. >> we shouldn't have to win a lottery in order for you to go back to work and do something that you love while still being amom. >> quijano: and a mother who was adopted as a baby in vietnam, pays it forward. >> i feel special because i'm not the only person in my family who was adopted.
this is the "cbs weekend news." >> quijano: good evening, i'm elaine quijano. this is our western edition. the global hack attack that started friday is expected to cause monday morning computer problems around the world. security officials say a second wave of so-called ransomware could hit computers as people return to work. over the weekend president trump's homeland security advisor had emergency meetings about the hack. mireya villarreal spoke to a cyber expert who helped to contain the bug before hackers spread new strains. >> i would say that this is the worst ransomware attack that has ever happened. >> reporter: 28 year old oobersecurity engineer darien huss says it took ten minutes to talyze code that helped take down the worldwide ransomware that hit computers in more than 150 countries. how are you able to find a sample of the attack code an share it with another researcher to stop the problem.
>> a lot of security researchers commonly use just various methods of sharing samples and etdes, sometimes it will be as simple as taking a screen shot from one of the programs that we use to reverse engineer malware such as this. >> reporter: huss uncovered a kill switch for the ransomware and shared it on twitter. at the same time halfway around the world a british researcher that goes by the handle malwaretech stumbled on the same solution stopping the spread of the attack. but not before affecting 200,000 computers at hospitals, banks, and government agencies. europe's policing agency rob wainwright. >> we have seen the rise of ransomware becoming the principal threat but there is something we haven't seen before. >> the attack forces users to pay $300 or risk their data being erased. huss says less than 48 hours after stopping the cyberattack, tow code has surfaced that allow it's the ransomware to work
without the kill switch. nc the huge concern right now are all the computers that are potentially going to be turned on at the beginning of this workweek and those could still be vulnerable to this new ransomware sample that has no kill switch. >> reporter: hackers use vulnerabilities in microsoft irndows to carry out their attack. authorities are still hunting for whoever is responsible for e e ransomware. elaine, experts are urging companies to update their operating software and regularly backup their data to protect themselves. >> quijano: mireya villarreal in los angeles, mireya, thank you. president trump said this weekend he expects to nominate a ekw fbi director by the end of the week. frrol barnett has the latest from the white house. >> reporter: president trump spent time at his golf club in arginia today and wished the country a happy mother's day as did first lady melania trump tweeting a picture with her son barron. but john dickerson says mr. trump is now dealing with more serious issues because of how he
dismissed james comey. >> what has president trump done by firing the director of the fbi? >> well, he's put a lot of focus on the russian investigation, if this was a firing done to stop the progress of that investigation, it's now getting more scrutiny than ever. there will also be scrutiny of who the next fbi director will be that will bring that story back before. hi the president i think has atde it clear that he feels it is important that we reengage with russia. >> the controversy emerges just as the trump administration is trying to build stronger ties with the kremlin. secretary of state rex tillerson stt with russia's foreign minister wednesday where the two onscussed ways to improve the bilateral relationship. today tillerson left no doubt about the country's election ctterference but said its impact is an open question. ia i don't think there is any question that the russians were playing around in our electoral processes. again, those intelligence reports also indicated it is inconclusive as to what, if any, effect it had.
y the attorney general was supposed to have recused himself from anything involving russia. and here he is recommending the firing of the top cop doing the sssia investigation. ho democrat adam schiff on the house intelligence committee is pushing for an independent inquiry into comey's firing. and described mr. trump's dinner with comey where he asked if he was being investigated as-- >> highly unethical, at a minimum unethical. if he was trying to impede the mvestigation in anyway, maybe beyond unethical. but deeply disturbing. >> reporter: in dealing with the comey fallout, the president ieve sit-down interviews to fox and nbc but contradicted statements from his own vice president and white house staff john dickerson sees that as problematic. >> this is something that will come back to hurt him in terms ur taking up so much of his energy as being the communicator. he really needs to be the decision maker and let other people do the communicating. >> reporter: in the week ahead tuesident trump will venture on his first overseas tour.
and shape his america first foreign policy. he first heads to saudi arabia on friday and from there flies to israel and rome before attending nato and g-7 summits. >> quijano: errol, thank you. former fbi director james comey was out on the town in washington saturday. he showed up at the matinee of the musical "fun home" now justice reporter paula reid has l re on the candidates in the running to replace mr. comey. >> attorney alice fisher was the srst to arrive at the justice department saturday morning to interview for the job of fbi director. ide by one, seven other candidates were paraded in full view of cameras before heading into interview with attorney general jeff sessions and his deputy rod rosenstein. while the interviews were under esy president trump took a moment aboard air force one to praise the people his administration is considering to replace james comey. >> outstanding people that are hiry well-known.
highest level. or reporter: but most of the names are not well-known outside the beltway. adam lee funds the fbi's richmond field office. cbs news contributor fran townsend was national security adviser to president bush. senator cornyn and former adpresentative mike rogers also weterviewed. on "face the nation" ffpresentative adam schiff said he would like to see someone apolitical. >> absolute integrity and independence and for this reason i would strongly urge the administration to pick someone who is completely apolitical, who doesn't come out of the wlitical process, someone who is a retired judge or an acting thdge willing to step down from their judgeship. >> reporter: a few judges were interviewed saturday, michael garcia is a former federal prosecutor with extensive experience in immigration enforcement. a top priority for the administration. federal judge henry e hudson was the first judge to rule against obamacare. acting director andrew mccabe is being considered but is unlikely
to remain in the top job. t addition to contradicting the administration during his congressional testimony last week he's also under internal investigation over whether he veould have recused himself in the clinton investigation. mccabe's wife previously ran for afice and accepted money from a clinton-linked donor. democrats question whether attorney general sessions who recused himself in the russia investigation should have such a big role in firing and hiring the person who leads it. but he will make a recommendation to the president who will then send his nominee to the senate. that could happen as soon as this week. elaine? >> quijano: paula thanks. today the united states and tpan called for an emergency meeting of the u.n. security council after north korea launched another missile this weekend. it was the final communist dictatorship's seventh missile test this year. adriana diaz has the latest. or reporter: according to u.s. intelligence the medium range missile kn-17 was launched near north korea's west coast.
span's military says it reached an altitude of more than 1200 miles before splashing down into the sea of japan. a u.s. official tells reuters it landed 60 miles off the coast of russia, the first successive test after a strong of recent fail user. the regime continues to test banned ballistic missiles despite worldwide condemnnation. but the u.s. military says the despite worldwide condemnnation. but the u.s. military says the flight pattern of today's launch tes not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic ressile or icbm, the type that could reach the u.s. mainland in january north korean dictator kim jung-un said an icbm test was imminent but hasn't happened yet. this shorter range test comes days after south korea elected a new president who wants to engage pyongyang, not isolate it. but today his spokesman said dialogue is only possible if north korea changes course. in a statement, the white house
called for stronger sanctions and pointed out that the missile landed near russian territory, adding that president donald trump, "cannot imagine that ressia is pleased." h ssia's president expressed concern over the launch in beijing. today china called for restraint red calm. china's north korea's only major ally and has been pushing for negotiations. theoretically there could be a path toward dialogue. over the weekend a senior north korean official said that the regime would be open to talks with the u.s. under the right prrcumstances. echoing a similar overturn by hiesident trump. iot elaine this latest provocation derails this possibility at least any time soon. >> quijano: adriana diaz. adriana, thank you. elmanuel macron was sworn in today as frances new president elmiowing his overwhelming defeat last week of the far right candidate marine le pen.
he rode in a motorcades down the champs-elysees toward the arc de triomphe. .e inherits a divided france with a shaky economy. he says will help the country get its confidence back. the civil war rages on in syria. seth doane is in the capitol damascus where the syrian army is claiming victory of more than 1500 rebels and their family members are evacuating a suburb that has been reduced to rubble. >> we've been granted access by eeria's government to come here ca damascus to report from the d.pitol city which is under the tight control of syrian president assad. there are checkpoints everywhere, and e center of the city itself is relatively quiet. but in the suburbs there say battle taking place. assad's forces are making gains ts they try to pry the last pockets of land from rebels who had dug in near the capitol. the syrian army has been bombarding rebel positions, destroying much of the area and recently they discovered a network of tunnels there.
in a sort of surrender deal the government has also been allowing civilians and rebels to leave on buses bound for other rebel-held areas. state media said at least 1500 left one opposition district in damascus today. there are many front lines in syria, and many militias fighting each other. another group the kurdish-led syrian democratic forces said they're closing in on a different target, isis. and within a few miles of raqqa the self-declared isis capitol in syria, u.s.-head coalition air strikes have been paving the way for that advance. >> here in the capitol we keep hearing from people how they have gotten used to the war as it grinds on into its seventh year, people say they have ryened businesses or found ways to try to move on as they just don't know how long they'll have to wait for peace. seth doane, cbs news, damascus, syria.
>> quijano: in southwest england today another example that is never too late to try something new. 101 year old d-day veteran verdon hayes jumped out of an airplane sunday from 15,000 feet. his family was along for the adventure. hayes did the same thing last year for his 100th birthday. he says he would like to do it again when he turns 102. coming up, a mother's day look at an important issue in america. guaranteed maternity leave. guaranteed maternity leave.
>> quijano: an expert you're r out to hear from says there are only four countries on earth that do not guarantee paid maternity leave, on this mother's day we asked tony dokoupil to look at one of them, the united states. >> good job. >> before her daughter brook was born in november of 2015, alessandra who asked us not to use her last name, hadn't given much thought to the politics of motherhood.
>> a lot of us that aren't in the situation are blind to it. >> reporter: but now as she is utpecting her second child she's feaking out as part of a growing push for guaranteed maternity leave in america. >> even towards the ends of my pregnancy i found myself crying and thinking, you know, why am i bringing a baby into this world when i can't even spend my time with her. at reporter: the united states e the only developed country that does not promise paid leave o new parents. in the past two decades support for paid maternity leave has grown to 82%, according to pew research but in that same time there's been zero increase in the number of women actually using parental leave of any and. jay zagorsky is an economist at the ohio state university. >> this is rather surprising since the u.s. economy has grown by two thirds over that time frame. >> reporter: nationally, 88% of workers have no access to paid leave through their employers, and although these policies are expanding, zagorsky says at the current pace, it would be 200 years before all americans are covered.
>> there are actually only four countries in the world that don't provide any paid leave. and those four countries are the united states, swaziland, liberia and papua new guinea. i'm not sure we really want to be in that category. >> reporter: through her job is at a small financial company, alessandra got six weeks of paid leave, bumped to nine weeks with vacation leave and reluctantly put her daughter into daycare. >> i couldn't sleep, i cried to sleep for days because i didn't know if i could handle it i felt like i was having a panic attack about leaving her with someone else. es reporter: she had every hope of resuming her career but between her and her husband's work schedules and the cost of child care, her family was in nae red. emotionally and financially. >> you shouldn't have to win the lottery in order for you to go back to work and do something that you love while still being a mom. >> reporter: president trump has pledged to extend six weeks of paid leave to all working mothers. that is less than half of what the united nations suggest is
cancer in the u.s. with one in five americans developing the disease in their lifetime. .n this mother's day a mom from new york shares her story with meg oliver. >> reporter: melissa hernandez is the proud mother of healthy four month old twin boys. the 43 year old has a lot to be thankful for this mother's day. at seven months pregnant she was diagnosed with a large basal cell carcinoma on her forehead. pr i couldn't have any treatment while i was pregnant and it did grow a little bit larger so the treatment that i have to have is one of more because i had to e it. >> reporter: five and a half million nonmelanoma skin cancers are treated each year in the u.s. most are slow growing and treatable when caught early. melissa worried about scarring. ad i was very nervous because it was on my forehead. >> if you look at every detail of the tumor. >> reporter: she found dr. orit markowitz at mount sinai hospital in new york who uses noninvasive devices to diagnose and guide skin cancer treatment, melissa was treated with
cosmetic lasers that don't cut the skin. we'rhen we're able to monitor with noninvasive imaging to watch the tumor disappear and definitely to shrink it and hopefully in her case we'll be able to eradicate it completely. er reporter: melissa has had two treatments since her twins were born. bau can barely see the scar up close, and it is expected to fade even more. s self-described sun worshiper she now intends to protect her boy's skin as much as possible. >> keeping my little boys healthy and out of the sun and keeping their skin as porcelain asite as it can be for as long as it can be. >> reporter: meg oliver, cbs nws, new york. >> quijano: up next, a mother's s markable story. she was adopted as a baby in aretnam, then paid it forward. vietnam, then paid it forward.
>> quijano: we >> quijano: we end tonight in san francisco with a remarkable adoption story on this mother's omy, john blackstone caught up m th a mom who was adopted as a baby in vietnam and paid it forward. >> reporter: tallia hart has shattered a glass ceiling, earlier this year named c.e.o. of the san francisco chamber of commerce. the first woman ever to lead the n7 year old organization. >> new office, new job. i yeah. >> reporter: but the title she cherishes most is mother. >> i see lots of pictures of lola around the office here.
>> yes, tons of pictures of lola yed the family. >> reporter: her daughter lola is now nine years old. did you ever hesitate to tell lola her story, the story of how her life began. >> never hesitated at all. aythink it say really special, incredible journey to be adopted. that is a funny face. >> reporter: we first met tallia in 2007 just after she and her husband mark bodenhammer returned from vietnam with their newly adopted daughter. >> we just said infant girl and we got you. >> reporter: the baby girl had been abandoned left in a basket outside an orphanage, for tallia seeing lola was like looking too inmirror, 43 years ago she was a merely an infant left in a n sket near an orphanage in vietnam who was then adopted by tfamily in america. a you thought about the mother who left you for a better life. >> yeah. >> an you have to think about lola's. >> yeah, i kind of wish i could reach out to her show and just vit her know that lola is thriving and is really well taken care of.
>> reporter: lola is growing into an athlete who loves gymnastics. >> sometimes i do back handsprings, cartwheels, hand stands. >> growing up, tallia was also a dedicated gymnast. they have so much in common. >> i feel special because i'm mit the only person in my family who was adopted. >> reporter: who is the lucky one, are you the lucky one or are you the lucky one? >> me. >> probably both of us are. >> reporter: in her career, tallia hart has worked to make the best of the good luck that brought her to america. >> thanks, mom. >> and that she now shares with an equally lucky daughter. >> reporter: john blackstone, cbs news, san francisco. >> quijano: that's the cbs weekend news for this sunday. later on cbs, "60 minutes." i'm elaine quijano. from all of us at cbs news, thank you for joining us us. happy mother's day and good night.
iv e from the cbs bay area studios, this is kpix 5 news. >> now at 6:00 p.m. a threat hanging over the side of a fire is over, the investigation into the blaze that left the housing project in ruins in for the second time -- for the second time. kpix 5's joe vazquez in emeryville. it is still an active scene out there? >> reporter: still active and there is an immediate impact of folks driving around. you can see here. that street is blocked right now. the 39th is. as is west mcarthur boulevard. one lane is ceos haded -- pga on scene -- closed. pg&e on scene. this fire broke out yesterday
and fire crews are still here dousing hot spot. they are doing their best to make sure it doesn't go up again. the second major fire at this construction site in 10 month. investigators checking into the possibility of arson. all day yesterday there was this huge construction crane over the site. in danger of melting and doing damage to the surrounding apartment building. they were going to wait and see what happens but last night emergency crews decided to lower it to the ground and then allowed it to crash down in a controlled removal. >> whether it would have reached a structures here i don't know but it could have fallen and takedownbry with it and research -- taken down debris with it and put residents at risk.