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but anthony, that didn't include answering question as but the russia investigation. >> julianna goldman at the white house. thank you. >> survivors of the collision of the "uss fitzgerald" and cargo ship off the coast of japan are telling stories of heroism. including sailors forming a bucket brigade to save the destr destroyer. seven crew members were killed. in the saturday morning disaster. the investigation is just beginning. david martin is at the pentagon. >> reporter: how a top of the line u.s. navy warship could be t-boned by a slower less maneuverable containership remains inexplicable. but the result is indisputable. seven american sailors dead. and "uss fitzgerald" limping into port. joseph aucoin commander of the seventh fleet said the crew had to struggle to keep the ship afloat. >> damage underneath the water line and a large gash. near the keel of the ship.
>> the japanese coast guard said the "acx crystal" plowed into the fitzgerald at 1:30 a.m. low cult time. as philippine flag vessel headed from nagoya to offload cargo in tokyo bay. a website that tracks commercial vessels shows the crystal making a sharp change of course at exactly that time. as if it had run into something, and was coming about to see what it was. the container ship had a crew of only 20. and may well have been operating on autopilot. the fitzgerald and its crew was outbound. its bridge watch would have included an officer of the deck, radar operators and lookouts. they should have been able to see the crystal coming from at least 10 miles away. that would leave plenty of time to alter course and to alert the captain. but commander bryce benson was still in his cabin when the crystal struck. >> his cabin was destroyed. he is lucky to be alive. >> reporter: an investigation will determine who made what
mistakes. but in the u.s. navy, the captain its held responsible for everything that happens aboard his ship. anthony. >> david martin, thank you, david. tensions between the u.s. and russia are rising. after the u.s. downed a syrian jet yesterday. washington and moscow are backing different sides in syria's civil war which has dragged on now more than six years. holly williams has the more on this. holly. >> reporter: anthony, the u.s. coalition says a syrian regime, su-22 fighter jet dropped bombs close to u.s. backed forces on the ground southwest of raqqa. now those forces are fighting against isis, they're supported by u.s. troops, and the bombs were so close that the u.s. sent an f-18 to shoot down the syrian jet. the first time that happened during the syrian civil war. now, russia which backs the syrian regime has retaliated by saying that it will now track all u.s. coalition aircraft as targets, russia also says that
it is shutting down cooperation to prevent midair collisions. though general dunford, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff said today the two countries are still communicating and he warned against hyperbole. as isis loses ground in seige yeah, pro-regime forces and u.s.-backed forces are bumping each other increasing the danger of a miscalculation with the worst case scenario being the u.s. and russia drawn into a direct conflict. >> holly williams in istanbul. thanks. >> the supreme court ruled today in two free speech cases. the justices said a ban on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional. that is a victory for the asian-american rock band, the slants, battling to trademark their name. it also gives a boost to the washington redskins in their fight to keep the trademark to their name. in the other case, the court struck down a north carolina law that bans sex offenders from social media web sites.
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so you can play together. a heat wave is building in the southwest, triple digits in arizona today. and tomorrow could be even hotter. kris van cleave is there. >> reporter: a day like today when phoenix truly earns the name, the valley of the sun. a day when even hardened desert dwellers say it is just too hot. >> a heat wave isn't really a good way to describe it. more like a heat attack. >> reporter: when the heat warnings take on urgency. is this life threatening heat? >> it is. >> reporter: a paramedic with the phoenix fire department. >> people can go right from what they think is heat exhaustion to symptoms of a heat stroke which is actually a fatal illness. >> reporter: the hottest it has ever gotten in phoenix is 122. this week that record is in jeopardy. it will be even hotter tomorrow, and phoenix has only hit 120,
three times in recorded history. the heat wave is also threatening to set record across the region including tucson, and las vegas. even the normally cool, san francisco airport, reached 97 sunday. the all time record is 103. the heat is also being blamed for several fires in the west. this one near brian head, utah destroyed one home and threatening several others. in california's bountiful winter snow pack is rapidingly melting the kings river near fresno is flooding forcing 300 evacuations. american airlines has already canceled about 40 flights for tomorrow. during the absolute peak of the heat wave. anthony, while outside right now the air temperature is 115, 116, we put the heat gun to the pavement, closer to 151. >> wow. ouch. kris van cleave, thanks, kris. >> up next, yoga may be just
two kids barfed in class today. it was so gross. lysol disinfectant spray kills 99.9% of bacteria, even those that cause stomach bugs. one more way you've got what it takes to protect. a new study says yoga may be as good a treatment for back pain as physical therapy. here is dr. jon lapook. >> this may sound like the beginning of a typical yoga class, but it is not. everyone here suffers from back pain. >> i'm much more comfortable
with movement. >> 74-year-old, took up yoga ten years ago to help with her aching back. >> yoga makes me think about my back. and how i'm standing. if i am standing properly i can function belteutter. >> reporter: in the study, adults received back pain, one of three approaches over 12 weeks. weekly yoga classes, 15 physical therapy visits or education huh to cope with back pain. yoga was just as effective as physical therapy. both groups were 20% less likely to use pain medication than patients receiving education alone. yoga classes started with relaxation exercises, warm-up, gentle yoga poses, wall dog and chair twist. >> my gosh. >> reporter: dr. robert saper is one of the authors. >> yoga was as effective as physical therapy for reducing
pain intensity and perhaps most importantly, reducing pain medication use. >> reporter: saper says yoga likely works by strengthening core and lower back muscles and helping with mind/body relaxation. >> i feel the more one can do for oneself and not depend on medication, the healthier it is for your body. >> opiate overdoses are the leading cause of death in adults under 50. a compelling reason to find pain treatments that do not involve narcotics. >> my wife is always telling me to go to her yoga class. thank you, john. next she showed american slaves the road to freedom.
display. what impresses you most about tubman? >> her resilience. she got knocked down so many times but kept standing up. >> reporter: born into slavery as a young girl, tubman worked in the back woods in brutal conditions. that became a lifesaver when he escaped slavery at age 27 and made the arduous journey to pennsylvania and freedom. over the next decade, she repeatedly risked her life, returning to maryland, about a dozen times. rescuing more than 70 family members and friend, guiding them north along the underground railroad, a secret network of trails, waterways and safe houses. tina wyatt, a direct descendant of tubman brought her grandchildren here to teach them about their heroic relative. what's it look to be a direct descendant of harriet tubman. >> well it is really exciting. >> it's awesome. >> reporter: awesome. wyatt took us to the nearby bucktown village store whereas a
child, tubman was hilt in the head by a heavyweight. thrown by a slave owner. >> almost killed her. >> reporter: where we met jay meredith who turned the store into a tubman museum. his ancestors owned slaves in this area. >> slave, 5 foot tall. hunted. think of tubman and adversity she overcame. that's phenomenal. >> love. faith. family. human rights. that's her legacy. >> reporter: a descendant of slaves and a descendant of slave owners, both working to honor an american hero. chip reid, cbs news, church creek, maryland. that's the "overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm anthony mason. ♪ ♪
welcome to theover. i'm michelle miller. there has been another terror attack in london. again the weapon was a vehicle. this time the targets were muslims. a man plowed his van into a crowd of worshippers outside the mosque. right after evening prayers. elizabeth palmer is there. >> reporter: police say today's attack was not only terrorism, it was also a hate crime. the driver of the truck who witnesses say shouted "i want to kill muslims" barreled into a small group of people near a north london mosque. the attacker, identified as 47-year-old darren osborne was pinned to the ground. shielded by some bystanders while others pushed to get their
hands on him. the local imam made sure he was handed over to the police. mohammad mahmoud. >> we told them the situation that there is a man, he is restrained, he mowed down a group of people with his van. there is a mob -- there is a mob attempting to hurt him. >> reporter: just over two weeks ago, londoners were paying their respects to victims of the last attack, with a rented van on london bridge, by self proclaimed islamic extremists. even then, security forces were dreading the kind of tip for tat terrorist violence that could rip holes in london's multicultural fabric. today, britain's prime minister, theresa may appeared with religious leaders of all faith to appeal one more time for solidarity. >> there is no place for this hatred in our country today. we need to work together as one society as one community, to drive it out this evil that is
affect sowing many families. >> reporter: british media are reporting that the attacker, darren osborne was a father of four who lived in wales. the security services said that he wasn't on their radar at all. but tonight, his family is saying, that he had been what they called, troubled for some time. >> there is still no word on what caused one of the navy's most sophisticated warships to get rammed by a container ship off the coast of japan. seven u.s. sailors died. the ship had to be towed into port. and investigations are under way. ben tracy now with more on the seven u.s. sailors killed in the wreck of the "fitzgerald. >> reporter: there are four investigations into the incident. three by u.s. authorities. and one by the japanese. but, so far, none of them can say how this massive cargo ship seemingly without warning, got close enough to a u.s. navy destroyer to collide with it. the impact crushed the star board side of the uss
fitzgerald. the ship was listing as it sailed into the home court in yokosuka japan saturday. the commander of the u.s. 7 fleet said the actions of the 300 sailors on board kept the ship from sinking. >> this was not a small collision. it was right near the pilot's house. and there is a big puncture. >> reporter: the other ship, a filipino vessel called "acx crystal" sustained minor damage to its bow. the cargo ship four times heavier, nearly t boned the navy destroyer, 2:20 a.m. saturday when much of the crew was asleep and the bridge likely manned by less than a dozen people. it happened more than 50 nautical miles south of tokyo supposed to be the crystal's destination. according to marine traffic.com, the cargo ship made a u turn shortly before the crash and was headed in the opposite direction. >> both ships have the responsibility to try to aindividual each other. >> cbs radio analyst, mike lions says a language barrier,
equipment failure or human error could all be factors. >> who ever was on the bridge was likely inexperienced, did not recognize the danger that was going, but also could have been accelerating to possibly try to avoid the, the container ship as well. >> reporter: commander bryce benson, fitzgerald's captain had to be air lifted off the ship. during the collision he was in his cabin which was destroyed. the sleeping quarters for 116 sailors flooded. seven died including gunners mate, second-class, nowe hernandez. >> he just loved the military the that's all he wanted to do was be a soldier. >> 19-year-old dakota wrigsby. >> to know him was to love him. he was a good, strong hearted person. skylar click who survived told his father the crew used a bucket brigade to keep the ship afloat. >> the pumps weren't aenougenou.
they had a bucket line to keep the ship from sinking a bucket at a time. >> the japanese coast guard, question the the 20 member crew of the cargo ship. none of them were injured. the owner of the company says their thoughts are with the families of the lost american sailors. meanwhile the prime minister of japan send his condolences to president trump. >> our own norah o'donnell in south korea this normorning, tw she will interview the country's new president. at the top of her list of questions, the safety of the 2,000 americans, servicemen and women stationed in that country. >> reporter: with this new south korean president he is making a lot of news promising to shack thi shake things up. take a look at front page of the paper here. president moon is promising dialogue with the north. that puts him at odds with ptd trump. raising a lot of question as but what the two leaders can achieve. at next week's white house
summit. here in the heart of seoul lies the u.s.'s largest military base in south korea. what's the total population of the base? >> the total supported population is nearly 22,000. >> reporter: we toured the base with the garrison commander colonel scott peterson who said% they're ready for anything. >> is it true that every family has a gas mask? >> they have protective equipment, that's right. every family that comes through. children have special ones designed for them. spouses as well. >> reporter: the threat from north korea is growing. kim jung-un, stepping up technical capability and the pace. 10 missile tests just this year. what good options are there? >> called land of housy options. >> reporter: john de laurie is a professor in seoul stand expert in north korean affairs. >> does north korea have capability to launch a nuclear
weapon? >> we have to assume they can launch a nuclear missile. not icbm. but they can put a warhead on a missile and hit targ teets in sh korea and region. under threat, 2,000 troops in south korea. more than 50,000 in japan. more than 6,000 in guam. doesn't kim jung-un want to test an icbm to send a message. >> stopping the icbm is tough. recently signals, north korean statements where we are going to do it soon. it does look like, this is in the immediate playbook for what nay want to do. >> reporter: it raises a lot of question as but president moon's strategy. he promised the people here of south korea and the world, that not only is he going to denuclearize the north in his words, but also he is going to seek a peace agreement with the north that of course has been an elusive goal since the end of the korean war, 64
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>> announcer: this is the cbs "overnight news." >> look much of president trump's domestic agenda, his plans to rebuild the crumbling infrastructure has not gotten very far. the president wants to spend a trillion dollars on roads, bridges and airports. but his plan makes no mention of america's outdated rail lines. peter greenburg reports from an amtrak train on the busy lean from philadelphia to new york city. >> reporter: it might be hard to believe, but 2017 marks the 53rd birthday of the high speed bullet train service in japan. amtrak, created 46 years ago struggled since it began service. decades of insufficient funding and infrastructure investment have left america's passenger rail network lagging behind most of the developed world.
for over a century, railroads were the backbone of america. trains moved people between cities. and provided freight transport for industry. but by the mid 20th century, comb pa fissi competition from highways and airlines, forced many railroads out of business. in 1971, amtrak was established as america's passenger rail service. but from day one, it was plagued with problems it still hasn't solved. most routes never made a profit. there are 150 trains on the northeast corridor. >> steven gardner eversees planning for amtrak. >> to run, fast, freak went, passenger trains you need to build a system. >> dedicated system. >> a dedicated system. >> it is not just dedicated systems. it's funding new tracks across the amtrak network. the acella, our high speed rail
system can go 150 miles an hour on small section of track. to compare, bullet train in japan can reach 200 miles an hour to make 250 mile trip. >> we are decades behind our counterparts. >> president and ceo of the tional safety council. >> part is because we didn't have a dedicated funding stream that supports that initiative. >> the good news is that amtrak ordered 2 high speed trains for the northeast corridor with the first schedule to be in service by 2021. the problem there are currently no plans or necessary funds to build the tracks needed to support high speed rail. >> i think what lagged is, kind of the broader issue which is investment in infrastructure, transportation generally. that if you look across our network, we are underinvesting in all our assets. >> those dedicated systems are being built. some with private money. in california, a high speed rail link between the los angeles
area and san francisco, is now under construction. but we'll need to be patient. if the went be finished before 2029 at the earliest. but in south florida, the nation's first privately owned, higher speed rail project, bright line is moving faster. and set for launch later this year. in florida, when bright line gets up and running it will handle the 205 mile run between miami and orlando with speeds up to 125 miles an hour. that's still technically not high speed. but at least -- it is faster. while bright line may be new, it is not solving amtrak's problems. and the continuing need to move people by rail. >> we have to rebuild the infrastructure to make sure it stands the test of time and can operate decades into the future. our economy is riding on the back of this infrastructure and we have got to take care of it. >> in the end it all gets down to money. amtrak goes to more than 500 destinations across america.
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anthony mason has the the story. >> reporter: at the fair grounds in monterey, california, this weekend, just down the coast from san francisco, the monterey international pop festival is celebrating its rock ancestor. the festival that gave birth to rock festivals. ♪ if you're going to san francisco ♪ 50 years ago this weekend, the first monterey pop with its slogan of music, love, and flowers, rang the opening bell for the summer of love. monterey would be the breakout moment for jimmy hendrix. playing his first american show with the experience. ♪ ♪
for janis joplin, then almost unknown, outside san francisco. and for otis redding who never playforded for a white audience. >> this is john phillips of the mamas and papas. >> the festival organized by john phillips leader of the mamas and papas. and manager and producer lou addler. >> did you sell out every day? >> oh, yeah, everything was full. there were people standing along the fences. ♪ ♪ the top ticket, $6.50. almost all the acts played for charity. >> you put this together in how long? >> 6 1/2 weeks. >> reporter: 6 1/2 weeks. >> no rules. no regulations. >> it was a madhouse at the monterey pop festival offices
toech total madness. >> michelle phillips, john's wife is the last surviving member of the mamas and the papas. ♪ all the leaves are brown all the leaves are brown and the sky is great ♪ ♪ and the sky is gray >> reporter: the group headlined a lineup of more than 30 artists. ♪ and ready to sleep let the morning time ♪ >> from the sweet folk rock of simon and garfunkle. ♪ all that's groovy >> to the sitar music of robbie shankar. >> why do you think everybody wanted to come? >> well, john and lou did a very, very smart thing. they created a board of governors. >> reporter: the board included their friends, paul mccartney, brian wilson, and smoky robinson. >> the board of directors is interesting. >> never had a meeting.
>> we were all asked to submit somebody that we thought should be at the festival. >> who did you submit? >> otis redding. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: good choice. ha-ha. >> my good! ♪ ♪ ♪ your love is going cold >> paul mccart thkarcartney sugs kid, jimi hendrix. >> we had no idea who he was. >> reporter: the jimi hendrix experience had just started to make a name for themselves in england. where they played on the same bill with another band recommended by the board, the who. >> the story is there was a battle between the who and hendricks. >> true story. there was a battle. because they knew each other from england. and they knew each other's act.
no one wanted to follow the other because it looked like they would be copying them. >> a coin was flipped to deter men who would go first. >> and the who won. and hendrix jumped up on the table. and looked down at pete townsend and said "you little [ bleep ]." i thin he called him. i am going to do something stew to fwurn yburn you. the who destroyed their instruments on stage. but hendrix's performance was literally incendiary. did you see the hendrix performance too? >> i did. i didn't like him. i didn't know why anybody would want to destroy their acts. it tookly lme a while to undersd the theater that rock 'n' roll was becoming. >> one of the faces you see in penny baker's film is a girl in
complete shock, she could be watching a horror film. >> d.a. pennybaker, directed film makers who recorded monterey pop for what was originally supposed to be a tv special for abc. >> did you need a special camera for this? >> we made one. made our own cameras. we built them ourselves. >> the first portable sound synced cameras. but when the head of abc saw the footage, he balked. >> we showed him hendrix, fornicating with his amp. he said take the film. take the money. get out of my office. that's how it ended up being a film. >> pennybaker's restored documentary has just been re-released. >> some artists didn't want to be films. >> janice didn't. she did. but her, her agent at the time didn't. >> reporter: janis joplin's set with big brother and the holding company was a smash.
but her agent wouldn't allow it to be recorded. >> when she saw the reaction that she got from the, from the audience, she went back to john and lou and she said i want, i want, one more chance. let me, let me do another set. >> so she went out again just so she could be filmed. >> yeah. ♪ and i want >> but she threw as much into that performance, and maybe more than, the first performance. ♪ honey one love is luck ♪ what's likeable and ♪ ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: in the crowd was the head of columbia records. >> and this whirling dervish, electrifying white soul singing was so riveting.
>> clive davis signed her immediately. >> i'm seeing this. and i said, my god, this is a musical revolution. it's not just -- social revolution. >> reporter: after the peaceful celebration of music in monterey, there was talk of a sequel. >> and, i almost ran us off the peninsula. >> didn't want to do it again? >> no, threatening letters. you people are not coming back. >> wow. >> it only took us 50 years to get that done. ♪ and the feel >> reporter: the anniversary lineup includes regina specter. ♪ ♪ leon bridges. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: and eric burden who was here 50 years ago with animals. and wrote a hit song about what happened that weekend.
each year thousand of flower lovers flock to the netherlands for the famous tulips. these flowers don't grow wild around the country. actually a century's old painstaking job to keep them blooming. jane pauley has the more. [ bell tolls ] >> reporter: the church bells in the village have been ringing on sundays since the 13th century. and hidden in shadow of this protestant reformed church is another piece of this country's rich history. dating back 400 years. more than 2,500 varieties of tulips of all shapes and colors, dancing quietly in deep lines. hortice, a tulip enthusiast and
teacher. he bought old, rare types of tulips and planted them. determined not to let them become extinct. survive for years without using chemicals. very important to bring it back. hank stiffboard is one of the volunteer caretakers. >> from 1595. and right. >> reporter: during the dutch golden age, tulips were rare, they became a symbol of wealth. their value reached an all-time high during the period known as tulip mania in the 1630s. when a single tulip cost as much as ten times the annual salary of a skilled craftsman. and they inspired dutch artists like, rembrandt, the master painter had a tulip first named
after him in 1620. today, 90% of the tulips on four acres are no longer commercially grown. and their beauty is fleeting. visitors can marvel for six weeks each april and may during peak season. soon after, every flower is dug up. with new baby bulbs preserved and stored away until they're planted again in october. >> especially to see this. i heard about this. >> henry sharbeneaux came from canada to wander through it all. >> it touches the soul of the people. it is like -- creation of man, but also, of nature. >> at this hidden garden, in this little village, beside this ancient church, the flower that has been the pride of the dutch for centuries, is alive and growing. and, that's the "overnight news"
for 2017. this is the cbs morning news. this morning the president is condemning north korea as a brutal regime demand the release of three american prisoners following american shocking death. >> he spent a year and a half in north korea. a lot of bad things happened. >> democrats protests senate's secrecy accusing republicans of trying to pass obamacare replacement behind closed doors. what it will take for the