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all: cbs cares! >> half of all syrians, 11 million, have been forced from their homes and many of them are driving the largest refugee crisis in super since world war ii. a german newspaper reports he expects as many as 1.5 million refugees, double the previous estimate. >> their long walk may be over. but their long wait has just begun. each day hundreds of migrants lineup outside the main registration center to apply for asylum. they are a signed a number and wait to be called. some waited for weeks.
we watched while frustration gave way to anger and anxietier to fist fights among men in the crowd. police finally stepped in after man was knocked unconscious. the center can only process a few dozen applications a day. thousands more migrants are still arriving. it took the family a month to make it to germany. >> we are waiting for 18 days. >> 18 days? >> yes. some people, my friend, 30 days. >> what is your number? >> vn 2. >> you memorized it? >> of course. and i give it to my friends. please, everybody watch my number also. >> they face a series of questions and where their lives were in danger and what proof they have. germany made clear that the migrants fleeing poverty instead
of war will not be allowed to stay. >> no germany? >> the cries leaves them with several problems. what to do with the hundreds of thousands who qualify and how to deport the hundreds of thousands who don't. successful abitants are provided with help finding a job. those who refuse are arrested and taken to the airport and sent home. >> reporting from berlin tonight. thanks. >> the american commander in afghanistan told congress his forces are responsible for the air strike that hit a hospital killing 22 civilians. the attack was direct bide troops on the ground after afghan forces called for help.
he called it a mistake and ordered all retrained on the rules. he said president obama should reconsider the u.s. troop strength to 1,000 jx near. he said it's not enough to train and support the afghans. have a look at this. a tarp now covers the building where nine were shot to death last week at umpqua community college in oregon. the first of the funerals will be thursday and the president will meet with relatives the victims on friday. in milwaukee, two victims of gun violence are fighting back in a courtroom. adriana diaz has that. >> i have still a lot of bullet fragments or shrapnel. >> officer brian testified against the store that sold the
gun that nearly killed him. >> how often do you have pain? are. >> right now. every day. >> he and his partner stopped 18-year-old julius burton for riding his bike on the sidewalk. he shot norbert in the mouth and his partner in the eye. the memories still torment him. >> i felt like i didn't deserve to live anymore. my duty on the street that day that i let our -- i let the city down. >> both claim the weapon was negligently and unlawfully sold. in 2005, 537 guns recovered from crimes were traced back to badger that ranked as the number one dealer in america. the jury saw surveillance of the purchase. burton entered with an older friend where he paid to buy the gun because burton was underage.
donald made the sale. >> the last thing you top the do is put a gun in somebody's hands that has is going to commit a crime. >> who are is responsible when a criminal pulls a gun from his pocket and at point blank range fires at a police officer with the intent to kill him. >> on the stand, nor berg said he once considered suicide, but a friend, also an officer talked him out of it. that friend is now his wife. >> she probably until now doesn't know that she saved my life. >> cases like this rarely go to trial. in 2005, congress strengthened protections against civil lawsuits. >> we want to note the shooter got 80 years in prison. thanks very much. >> a decision to save money
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it's not safe to drink the water in flint, michigan, a city of nearly 100,000 northwest of detroit, a plan to save money backfired. >> for the people of flint lined up for free filters to make their water safer to drink. >> it's not good enough to take a bath in. my tub is brown. >> they disconnected the water supply and began drawing from
the river made it. it safered the city, but the river water was risky. that's because the chemicals were so corrosive, they peeled lead in a foul-smelling dis-colored brew. they found elevated lead levels. the county declared a public health emergency. >> it is one of the most damning things you can do to a child. >> the dr. is a pediatrician at the hurley medical center. >> is there any safe level of lead in your blood? >> no. >> the mother of 4-year-old twins, she noticed mental and physical delays. state public workers were not much help.
>> we were told by the state nurse. it's just a few iq points. it's not the end of the world. just like that. >> other cities may face the same fate. >> we are a community trying to rebound and we have one problem after another with the kaurt sources. >> with complaints and health concerns, there negotiations to have the state help flint draw the water from detroit. for now, scott, the city's annual river fest celebrations this weekend have been postponed indefinitely. >> thanks very much. before a power ball winner collected her jackpot, she had business to take care of. that's next.
>> everyone who has bought a lottery ticket dreams of doing what julie leach did. she won the $310 million power ball jackpot and today answered the obvious question. you leaving your job? what are your plans now? >> i quit automatically. i was done. >> leach plans to buy homes for her boyfriend, three kids and 11 grandchildren. after taxes she will get a lump sum of $140 million.
>> we end this autumn evening with a spring awakening. a play about teenagers coming of age. this production has a real life subplot of a something 20 making broadway history. >> it's not easy keeping pace. handing out free theater tickets and making last minute back stage prep as she prepares to debut as the first person in a wheelchair in the revival of spring awakening. >> i never saw anyone in a chair on broadway. i had a dream and wanted to make
it happen, but nobody had ever done it. there was part of me that was like i'm not going to get my hopes up because maybe it's not possible. >> she rolled over most barriers. she was two years old when a car accident left her paralyzed from the chest down. five years later she caught the acting bug. >> i was a little girl in a wheelchair. when i started to perform, i felt like i was now an actress and a singer and it gave me another identity and made me feel really good. >> she wowed audiences from the paper mill playhouse. >> for the kennedy center in washington, d.c. stroker said she had to make casting directors feel at ease. choreographing her own movement to match the cast. in spring awakening, she had to
learn sign language. half the cast is hearing impaired. >> it creates a different lens and adds a layer of vulnerability that is so raw and real. >> i learn something pr her all the time. >> what are is it like to be on stage with her? she is a force to be reckoned with. >> she embodies a fierce recommend. fierce and unstoppable. she is a dame. that's what she is. >> stroker said she turned most obstacles into opportunities and has no plan to slow down. >> cbs news, new york. >> that's the cbs overnight news for this wednesday. for some of you the news
continues. for others check back for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city. >> this is the cbs overnight news. >> welcome to the overnight news. the floodwaters continue to rise in south carolina and so does the death toll in the wake of record rain and flooding. it turned towns into islands and neighborhoods into swamps. david is there. >> for angela cole, coming home was hard. >> i can't even breathe right now. oh, my god. this is just -- >> she does appreciate that perfamily is alive. she snapped photos and her family kept trying to escape.
craig smith is her partner. >> the refrigerator was floating in this direction. >> they're dialled 911, but two hours later, still no help. >> did you think you and your family were going to die? >> when i saw the water coming up, yeah. there was nowhere to go. >> if anyone has a boat, please help. i have two children, with special needs. smith feared help would not get there. angela took photos of the water rising and again posted. if anyone has a boat, please, please help. >> these three men responded to the pleas. >> the lock on their faces, you can't imagine. i think they thought they were done for. if we wouldn't have been there, 20 more minutes. >> you guys are my quarterian
angels. >> they got a chance to thank the men for saving their lives. >> two days after the family was rescued, you still needed waders. getting back to normal will be tough. she tried to get a rental car and realized she couldn't find her johnson. cbs news, columbia, south carolina. >> it is being called the worst american cargo ship disaster in more than 30 years. the al faro with 28 americans and five polish nationals was lost when it ran into hurricane joaquin. the latest on the search for answers. >> the searchers recovered more pieces today, but each passing hour makes them more pessimis c pessimistic. >> everything inside of me says
my daddy is coming home. >> her father is 62-year-old larry davis, one of the missing crew, an able-bodies seaman serving as a look out. >> do you have hope? >> he always came home and had a str to tell. everything in me knows i need him to come home and this story. this is a story i need him to tell me now. >> the tight knit community knows the city grew up around the port. 17 of the crew of 33 lived here. they have questions investigators hope to answer. how and when they lost power near the eye of a monster storm and why michael davidson and the 53-year-old captain decided to beat the storm given the forecast last tuesday. >> where is it going to go some.
>> that looks likely. >> a former merchant marine is now a maritime lawyer. >> here could have cut back through the windward passage and anything to take him further south and out of the path. >> karla doesn't blame the captain. >> no bitterness? >> not at all. i know what he was facing and he had no doubt that his captain made the right call. >> the experienced seaman acknowledge that the captain of a ship without power has few options. the owners pyred a team of investigators. cbs news, jacksonville, florida. >> dramatic testimony in milwaukee. the tops were shot in the line
of duty and said the store was negligent to sell the weapon used in the shooting. >> i have a lot of bullet fragments or shrapnel. >> brian norbert testified about the scores that sold the gun. >> how often are you having pain? >> right now. every day. >> in 2009 he and his partner stopped 18-year-old julius burton from riding his bike on a city sidewalk. burton shot norbert in the nouth a mouth and his partner in the eye. the memories still torment him. >> i felt like i didn't deserve to live. i felt like i let the city down. >> both officers claim the weapon wassing about thely sold by badger guns. in 2005, 537 guns recovered from
crimes were traced back to badger that ranked as the number one crime gun dealner america. the jury saw surveillance video of the purchase. he was in the shop with an older friend who he paid to buy the gun because burton was underage. >> the last thing we want to do is put a gun in somebody's hans that will commit a crime. >> who is responsible when a criminal pulls a gun from his pocket and at point blank range fire at a police officer with the intend to kill him. >> on the stand, he once considered suicide, but a friend talked him out of it and that friend is now his wife. >> she probably until now doesn't know that she saved my life.
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>> it was nearly 50 years ago that hunter s thompson invented a new genre of journalism. his widow is trying to keep the genre alive and turning their farm into a museum. lee cowan paid a visit. >> not far from aspen, colorado sits an unassuming habit that gave rocky mountain high a new meaning. it was the home of hunter s thompson. professional trouble maker. >> you never know. >> despite nearly 40 years of
binge drinking and chain smoking and hallucinations, he under wrote. >> i have pages that will drive you mad. >> suddenly there was a terrible roar around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats. >> it's classic with one of two books turned into a movie stars his friend, johnny depp. >> hunter was like a teenage girl. he was like a teenage girl draped in the body of an elderly dope fiend. >> anita came as his writing assistant and ended up his second wife. >> did you watch him write? >> absolutely. >> what was it like? >> he would pull the typewriter forward and start clicking and it was beautiful in the house. it made him happy and everyone happy. >> when they married, hunter promised her a good ten years, but she only got two.
he committed suicide in front of his typewriter here in the cap in's kitchen in 2005. >> i'm still expecting hunter to be at that chair. >> what do you miss the most? >> his physical body. his presence. his voice. him being here. >> anita left everything much as hunter left it. mix on masks hanging off a cactus and reading glasses hitched to a lampshade. >> for brought me comfort. >> some fans couldn't leave her in peace. >> the trespassing is a problem. we deal with it not like hunter dealt with it. she shot out the window or at them. >> shoory decided to invite a select few, making it a museum of sorts. as long as she approves the guest list. >> it has been ten years and it's not exactly the same, but
the feel and the spirit of it is. >> there is a lot of energy here. no doubt about it. you feel it when you walk in. >> do you still feel that? >> absolutely. it's palpable. >> this is the room. >> this is where he did everything? >> this is where hunter wrote fear and loathing in las vegas where he started his campaign for sheriff. this was his sacred room. >> left behind are old credit cards and press badges and a back or two of dusty dun hills. >> the only thing that changed is i moved the spider webs away. >> his famous convertible is as shiny as well. >> this is the red shark. >> mini bottles where most drivers put their coffee. >> if he was drinking gin, it was summer. he loved gin in the summer. >> he was a monument to
mischief. he saw guns and bombs as two of life's great pleasures. evidence by the beer keg flying around still. he and his pal who owned the farm once strapped dynamite to a jeep just for fun. >> the important thing is that we were going to experience a shock wave. >> you wanted it. >> yes. now we can drink. >> it's quieter here than in hunter's day, but anita still uses his nickel-plated shotgun to blow things up once in a while. >> hunter, we love you. >> there is no explaining hunter s thompson. fans lucky enough to get an invite may walk away more baffled than enlightened.
>> people talk about life and art, but some of his work for 12 feet tall and all of them can walk. >> this is a strand beach. a collection of pipes fastened with plastic ties. designed to move, scoot across beaches, powered by the wind. they are the brain children of teo johnson. these living creatures to you? >> you can imagine them as animals. it's a game, in fact. after a while, if you play a game long yuf, it's real. >> he spent 25 years bingering with the design and taking them
more real and alive. >> they are a strange mix of insect and crab. the key to the life-like movements is in the legs. >> go through the ground quickly and give support to the animal again. that's what the animals do. that might be the reason why it looks like the movement of real animal legs. >> the original habitats were on the beaches of europe, they have been spotted in massachusetts. recently they made it a plaz near boston to cheers of delight. >> what is it that brings out the child in us? >> for a child, life is now. >> every experience is new. if you see something new, you forget you have bridgestone up. your child comes back. >> they were there for a talk he
gave at the massachusetts institute of technology where the ability to move smoothly captured the originations of energies and physicists. they are awe-inspiring as works of art. they are displaying them in an interactive exhibition. >> it reminds people of the hour. >> the contemporary art curator. >> teo's creative doesn't respect the boundaries of this is art, this is seanchs, this is story telling. it's all three of those things. >> what is your hope that this will grow into. >> i would like to leave a new specimen on earth. these animals will live in the future. >> he is taking steps to make sure they continue after he is gone and found a way to make
them reproduce and evolve. he posts the formulas like how to store the wind energy and how the legs work. he encourages people to create their own versions and that is exactly what people do. these are considered hack beasts. beasts made of lego or hamster-powered. there is nothing like the majesty of johnson's original creations. >> do you have a favorite? >> my favorite is the that i still have to make and keeps me awake at night. that is my favorite. >> salem, massachusetts. >> wearable technology is a $5 billion a year business. the latest attaches to your head and designed to change your mood. the doctor has the story for cbs this morning. >> if you turn to coffee for a jolt or a glass of wine to
relax, a wearable tech company wants you to consider electric current. >> what is the basis behind the concept of electric stimulation. >> we have nerves that connect to our brain and those give a lot of input about what's going on around us and we signal those to trigger the to respond. >> the new device costs nearly $300 and it fits on the forehead and the back of the r. because it is a wellness or lifestyle product rather than a medical device, it is not subject to regulation. >> who do you think is the ideal person to use it? >> somebody with an attitude that they have a full and
conquering your day or somebody who wants to unwild because is stressful. >> they deliver a low dose to the surface of the skin. they think it changes brain activity by stimulating cranial nerves on the face or the back of the head. they demonstrated to first time users in new york city. >> my heart rate is low, but i feel it at the same time. >> they said to wear it between 10 to 20 minutes and no more than 60 minutes a day. >> the design is futuristic. >> they think humans can't control their own responses. randy bruno, a neuroscientist disagrees. >> almost everything we do, what
you drink or eat are active choices to change your biologist or mood. >> he is skeptical if the testing proves the wearable changes the brain's physiology and chemistry. >> is it activating a part of your brain? they need to do more purchase. >> i wanted to learn what it felt like. >> put it on your temple. >> i feel like someone is tickling my hair and my head. how interesting. >> there is another choice now. the question is there is a choice of digical versus chemical. anyone elsewhere we are, it's a few things we want. it's not just a gimmick, but it does help people to be able to
>> per archaeologists are close to solving an ancient mystery and believe it could lead them to the long lost tomb of nephrotiti. >> sunrise over the ancient tombs of the valley of the kings. what brings us here is the secret of the queens. egy egyptologist from the university of arizona is on an expedition beneath the sands. >> this is probably the greatest archaeological discovery ever made. >> here believes he found one even greater and in the same room. >> this is definitely. >> that could indicate a man made door to more chambers. >> i was astonished to find
certain artificial features. an absolute straight line at 90 degrees to the floor. >> another possible clue. the design suggests it wasn't built for a king. >> that is a tomb for queens. >> he has in mind. queen nephro tirtiti who may beg tut's mother. her burial chamber has never been found. on the other side of the wall is where they believe she is buried. they can't knock it down. noninvasive radar and thermal imaging will be used in the coming months as. >> it will be more important. >> many people claimed to have found the queen's tomb. >> if i'm wrong, i'm wrong.
we move on. it's something we can't just ignore because if i happen to be right, it will change everything. >> they won't stop digging. for cbs this morning, alex ortiz in the valley of the kings. >> that's the cbs overnight news for this wednesday. for some of you the news continues. for others, check back for the morning news and cbs this morning. for the broadcast news in new york city.
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