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all: cbs cares! well saturday night's republican presidential debate on cbs drew 13.5 million viewers. that is the most of any debate in 2016. the republican primary in south carolina is now five days away. jeb bush is trailing badly. but he got some help today. here is major garrett. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: jeb bush can no longer afford to be ambivalent about his family name or establishment pedigree. >> thank you for your hard work for jeb. thank you for what you are going to do which is to vote for him saturday here in the great state of south carolina. >> reporter: bush is hoping older brother george w. can give him a boost in the state that helped lift the president to the nomination i 2000. president bush's first stop, meeting with veterans.
even as donald trump continued to knock him for the iraq war, and overlooking intelligence before 9/11. >> they knew some bad things were going to happen. they could have stopped it. >> was it negligence? >> i don't say anything. i say the world trade center came down -- >> reporter: on,000 twit -- on twitter jeb bush accused trump of trafficking in 9/11 conspiracy theories amplifying this defense of his brother. >> while donald trump was building a reality tv show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe. >> we had the worst attack ever. after that we did okay. that's meaning, the team scored 19 runs in the first inning. but after that we played well. >> reporter: another trump rival, ted cruz said the gop front-runner had gone off the deep end. >> he was just going on and on about how i am the most horrible person in the world. because i keep repeating the things he said. >> i have never, ever met a person that lies more than ted
cruz. >> reporter: if nothing else, president bush drew the biggest crowd jeb has seen on the campaign trail. elsewhere, trump threatened to sue cruz over his eligibility to run for the white house and hint -- once again hinted he may run as independent if he doesn't secure the republican nomination. >> major garrett. thanks. the next president will have syria to deal with. today in syria two schools and five hospitals were flattened by air strikes. most likely russian. the u.n. says nearly 50 people were killed. holly williams is following this. >> reporter: today a suspected russian air strike targeted a hospital in the province. these videos appear to show the desperate search for survivors in its twisted ruins. at least seven people are thought to have died. more alleged russian air strikes reportedly hit a school and a
hospital in the town of azaz. a former rebel stronghold. injured children were ferried across the border for treatment in turkey. despite the temporary cease-fire agreement -- russia says it will continue its strikes which give cover to the forces of syrian president bashar al-assad. on the ground in syria it is not clear whether anyone will stop fighting. an officer with a rebel group that has received weapons from the u.s. he told us they won't comply with the temporary truce, even if it means losing american support. hundreds of thousands of people, have died, the regime has the the backing of russian air strikes now, of iran, you're losing territory. wouldn't it be better to sit down with the regime of al assad?
>> we started this revolution to get rid of him here, told us. mr. obama said that bashar al assad lost his legitimacy. how could we ignore that and sit down with a terrorist? syria claimed today that the hospital attack in the region was carried out by the u.s.-led coalition. the u.s. said its planes weren't even in the area. but scott that is an indication of how difficult it can be to negotiate with the syrian regime. >> holly williams on the turkey-syrian border for us tonight. holly, thank you. today, pope francis visited one of mexico's poorest states. at a mass in chiapas on the border of guatemala, francis denounced the abuse of mexico's indigenous people. the area is the center of a migration crisis as central americans struggle to reach the u.s. manuel bojorquez takes us there. >> reporter: the men walking for days part of their desperate
journey north. we have to keep going says this man, because the situation in el salvador is very dangerous. violence and poverty have forced thousands to flee. >> to get north gives you hope of a better life. but it has become a dangerous gamble. 900 to 1,000 new arrivals. emily vickland runs the only migrant shelter in this corner of mexico. >> a lot of people get robbed, raped, kidnapped, abused in some kind of way. many of them say they were not aware of it being this bad. >> vickland says it is a result of mexico's crackdown on its southern border. a multimillion dollar program, partially funded by the united states. but it hasn't stopped the migrant, last year housing more than 11,000. >> used to be the migrant house
where people used to stay a few days and they would move on. we are now more like a refugee camp. >> 16-year-old kevin flores says gangs threat tuned kill him. he showed us where he crossed into mexico. >> how long did that take? [ speaking spanish ] >> three days walking. he wants to get to new york to beep with his sisters. his fastest option is also the most dangerous. jumping on a northbound train. some die on the train, he says, others are thrown off, robbed, or beaten. raids like this are common as part of the government crackdown. and train companies have hired private guards. this cell phone video shows the moment one guard on the approaching train here shot and killed a migrant. despite the dangers migrants still make any run they can for the midnight train. on this night, 20 from the shelter tried. but only two made it.
the next morning, others were still waiting. willing to risk everything. mexico says its goal is to stop human smuggling, but scott a human rights group argues mexico and the u.s. are deporting migrants who are refugees. and at least 90 were recently killed after they were sent back home. >> remarkable report, manuel bojorquez. thank you. a big storm is making a mess from the south to the northeast. and, smoke forces a jetliner into an emergency landing. the cbs overnight news will be right back. ♪ living well your immune system works hard to keep you on top of your game. you can support it by eating healthy, drinking fluids, and getting some rest.
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due to weather. that same storm also helped spawn a number of tornados across the gulf states. the latest system comes one day after an historic cold snap on valentine's day at least 20 cities in the u.s. set or tied records for lowest temperature. and watertown new york, it was minus 37 degrees. the subfreezing temperatures complicated efforts to fight this fire in suburban philadelphia. it took 150 firefighters six hours to put out the flames and turn this auto repair shop into an icebox. at cannon mountain in new hampshire, emergency responders, braved the bitter cold for nearly two hours as they rescued 48 people stuck in two tram cars, 40 feet above ground. a family doing some sight seeing with the baby was part of the group waiting for help. right now, snow is turning into freezing rain. it is about 30 degrees here in new york city. tomorrow, temperatures are expected to reach 55.
today an alaskan airlines jet had just left washington's reagan national airport when smoke filled the cockpit. kris van cleave on what happened next. [ indiscernible ] >> we have smoke in the cockpit. we need directors immediately to dulles. >> reporter: a boeing 737 like this one with 161 passengers and six crew bound for seattle. it turned into a tense 16 minute
flight to the nearby dulles airport. >> basically we don't know where the source of the smoke came from. we took off with it running. it did not come in the cabin. we got verification. >> reporter: pilots asked for fire crews to meet them on the runway. >> emergency aircraft. we are going to need the trucks, please. >> they should be coming out. >> wear're cleared to land. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: a passenger told cbs news she noticed a burning smell right after takeoff. the airline is still looking for the source of that smoke. scott, both pilots have to be checked out by doctors. >> no one seriously injured. kris, thank you. at 94, the lincoln memorial is beginning to look its age. today, billionaire, david rubenstein is donating $18.5 million to fix broken bricks,
finally tonight, at a time when right and left rarely intersect, supreme court justices antonin scalia and ruth bader ginsburg proved that people can disagree and yet remain friends. jan crawford watched their friendship blossom through the years. >> reporter: we think about justice scalia and justice ginsburg they were in many ways complete opposites. there was the rough and tumble scalia. he cut his teeth in the nixon administration. then the soft-spoken ginsburg, she started her career arguing for women's rights.
but they had this deep and affectionate friendship. justice ginsburg has this fabulous picture in her office of the two of them, riding an elephant on a trip to india. they both loved the opera. they're even dressed in costume in one picture that they have. they would do things with their spouses together too. they would all spend new year's eve together. have these regular dinners. their friendship goes back to their days serving on the federal appeals court in washington. it was always wonderful just to hear them talk about their relationship. >> i was listening to him. disagreeing with a good part of what he said. but, thought he said it in an absolutely captivating way. >> i think we should leave it at that. great point. >> we agree on a whole lot of stuff. we do. ruth is really bad only on the knee-jerk stuff. she is. >> they had a mutual respect. they didn't compromise. in her statement yesterday, justice ginsburg said his critiques and scalia could have doosies believe me made her
better. justice scalia nailed all the weak spots, the applesauce and argle-bargle, scalia language for you and gave me what i needed to strengthen the majority opinion. within hours of scalia's death, the partisan divide in washington went into overdrive. but their relationship proved that you could be deeply divided and still be civil. ginsburg put it best when she said "we were best buddies. it was my great good fortune to have known him as a working colleague and treasured friend." >> that's the "overnight news" for this tuesday. for some the news continues. for others check back for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley.
hi, welcome to the overnight news. i'm demarco morgan. the death of antonin scalia set off a political firestorm over a possible successor. but scalia's death itself is also a matter of controversy. the 79-year-old jurist was found dead in this bed inside a luxury suite in a hunting resort in texas. declared dead over the phone by a local judge who determined after talking to local police that scalia died of natural causes. the judge says, she was leaning towards ordering an autopsy but after talking on the phone to scalia's personal doctor, she determined none would be necessary. the body is being returned to washington. meantime, the political fight over replacing scalia is intensifying. here is nancy cordes. >> reporter: supreme court confirmations are high drama
during the best of times. this is not the best of times, a democrat president trying to replace a conservative icon in an election year. though he has got nearly a year left in his term, republicans i do not believe the president should appoint someone. >> called delay, delay, delay. [ applause ] >> reporter: the two sides took their battle positions within hours of scalia's death. >> barack obama is president of the united states until january 20th, 2017. that is a fact, my friend. whether the republicans like it or not. >> reporter: the senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president. and mcconnell controls who gets a vote and when. >> nobody can be surprised by how i feel. >> reporter: south carolina
republican lindsay graam and many others got behind him. >> not hedging your bets hoping there is a republican who comes into office next january who would appoint the new nominee? >> i am hoping they will. i am saying the next president should make the pick. >> reporter: on the senate judiciary committee which considers supreme court nominees so does utah republican orrin hatch. >> this president is not going to appoint any body who isn't for left wing things that we think have been very dangerous for our country. >> top democrats called it obstructionism. >> you go right off the bat say i don't care who he nominates i am going to oppose him. >> these confirmations are normally a blood sport. this one is going to be apocalyptic. >> johnathan turley warned the showdown could end up scaring off potential nominees. >> the senate is unlikely to confirm you. you will have dozens of groups who will tear into you to make sure you are unconfirmable. the odds are most nominees could come out of the process damaged
goods and likely not confirmed. >> reporter: he says if the president were replacing a liberal pick, they might let go out through. you are talking about a choice that could change the very balance of the supreme court. >> with a look at antonin scalia's life and legacy is jan crawford. >> people here at this court just cannot imagine what it is going to be like without him. known for sharp intellect, often sharp tongue, and his sudden death is going to leave this court split. 4 conservatives, 4 liberals. justice scalia's views on the constitution in influenced a generation. >> i am law and order, social conservative. it does not affect my views on cases. >> reporter: a native of trenton, new jersey who grew up in queens, new york, scalia
served on the supreme court nearly 30 years. the current court's longest serving justice. nominated by president reagan, scalia was also the first italian american justice. one month shy of his 80th birthday. scalia died while on a trip to this 30,000 acre ranch in texas, a judge declared scalia dead by phone. scalia's doctor said the justice suffered from a host of chronic conditions. his family declined to have an awe temperature see performed. on the nation's highest court, scalia was a larger than life figure and often dominated oral arguments with his sharp questions. >> if it is a question of individual rights and individual liberties that's what i am there for. >> reporter: the clerk for scalia in 1983 and argued 80 cases before him. >> if you were a lawyer arguing in front of him. and he thought your argument was hogwash, he would tell you it was hogwash. despite his staunch, conservative views, scalia had deep friendships with liberal justices, ruth bader ginsburg who shared affinity for opera.
in a statement, ginsburg said they were best buddies. and called him a jurist of captivating brilliance and wit with a rare talent to make even the most sober judge laugh. >> i can be charming and combative at the same time. what's -- what's contradictory between the two. i love to argue. i have always loved to argue. quarterback peyton manning captured the second super bowl championship this season but now find himself battling sex abuse allegations dating back 20 years. the charges stem from his time as a star quarterback for the university of tennessee. dana jacobson has the story. >> reporter: 39-year-old peyton manning captured the second super bowl victory last week. impressive feat which many believe could be the end of a hall of fame career. but it is what he is accused of doing 20 years ago as a 19-year-old that has everyone talking today. six former students filed a federal lawsuit against the university of ten seep last week
according to the tennessean newspaper claiming the athletic department has long condoned a hostile sexual environment. the lawsuit filed under title 9 references one allegation involving peyton manning during his time as a star quarterback at tennessee. this weekend, "the new york daily news" reported on legal documents they obtained. originally from 2003, which detail an incident in 1996, when manning was a sophomore at tennessee. athletic trainer, jamie nawwright was evaluating the 19-year-old quarterback when manning allegedly placed his exposed genitals on her head. manning denied the trainer's claims saying he was mooning an athlete in the room. she sued the university and settled out of court. which reportedly included a mutual nondisclosure agreement with manning. she also resigned from her job at the university. >> the indianapolis colts select quarterback, peyton manning. manning the first pick in the 1998 nfl draft. two years later the quarterback co-auhored a book with his
father, archie manning in which he described the 1996 mooning incident as crude maybe but harmless. described the female trainer as having a vulgar mouth. nawwright sued again and settled again out of court in 2003. the documents that surfaced over the weekend were originally filed in 2003 as part of the lawsuit against peyton, archie, their book publisher, and ghost writer. according to the daily news the court documents were never widely released. although "usa today" reported on their contents. despite the 39-year-old super bowl win last weekend his clean image under the microscope. the nfl investigating a report from al-jazeera america in which he is accused of involvement with human growth hormone. >> i understand when allegation is made that the nfl has no choice to investigate it. i get that. but i can tell you what they're going to find. a big fat nothing.
cia director john brennan is raising eyebrows over his comment that the islamic state has obtained chemical munitions and is threatening a cyberattack on the united states. brennan described his fears to scott pelley for "60 minutes." is isis coming here? >> i think isil does eventually want to find its mark here. >> you are expecting an attack in the united states? >> i'm expecting them to try to put in place the operatives, materiel, whatever else they need to do to incite people to carry out these attacks. clearly. i believe their attempts are inevitable. i don't think their successes are. >> can you explain why these people want to kill us? how does attacking the united states further their interests?
>> i think they're trying to provoke a clash between the west and the muslim world or the world that they're in. as a way to gain more adherence. what they're claiming is that, the united states is trying to take over their countries which is the furtherest from the truth. >> paris was a failure of intelligence. all but one of the eight terrorists were french citizens. trained by isis in syria. they returned unnoticed and attacked six locations killing 130 people. what did you learn from paris? >> that there is a lot that isil probably has under way that we don't have obviously full insight into. we knew the system was blinking red. we knew in the days before that isil was trying to carry out something.
but the individuals involved have been able to take advantage the newly available means of communication that are -- that are walled off from law enforcement officials. >> you're talking encrypted internet communication? >> yeah, sophisticated use of technologies and communication systems. >> after paris you told your people what? >> we have got to work harder. we have to work harder. we need to have the capabilities, technical capabilities, human resources, need to have advanced notice about this so we can take the steps to stop them. >> believe me, intelligence security services have stopped numerous attacks, operatives that have been moved from -- from maybe the iraq syria theater into europe, stopped, interdicted, arrested. detained, debriefed. >> the failure in paris allowed yes to attack with bombs and assault rifles. brennan told us there is more in their arsenal. does isis have chemical weapons? >> we have a number of instances where isis has used chemical munitions on the battlefield. >> artillery shells? >> sure, yeah. >> isis has access to chemical artillery shells? >> chemical precursor ammunitions they can use.
>> the cia believes isis has ability to manufacture small quantities of chlorine and mustard gas. and the capability of exporting the chemicals to the west? >> there is always a potential to that. it is important to cut off various transportation and smuggling routes they used. >> are there american assets on the ground hunting this down? >> the u.s. intelligence is actively involved in being a part of the effort to destroy isil and get as much insight into what they have on the ground nside of syria and iraq. >> john brennan has worked at the cia most of 36 years. ever since he saw a want ad while he was in graduate school. and he was a high-ranking kmek -- executive during the iraq phantoms of mass destruction and 9/11.
do you think of waterboarding as a dark time in the history of your agency? >> sure, waterboarding was something authorized. i don't believe was appropriate, it is something that is not used now. and, as far as i'm concerned will not be used again. >> you were in management here at the time. you didn't stop it? >> no, i had expressed to a few people my misgivings and concerns about it. no, i did not, you know, slam my fist on the desk. did not go in and say, "we shouldn't be doing this." i think long and hard about what maybe i should have done more of at the time. it was a different time. the ashes of world trade center were still smoldering. we knew other waves of attacks were planned and some under way. >> in the year or so before 9/11, the cia had a covert
action plan to attack al qaeda in afghanistan. the administration at that time said, "don't do that. we have time. we'll deal with this later" and then 9/11 happened. is this administration making the same mistake now? >> well, there are a lot of options presented to this administration, as well as to previous administrations. the president has pursued what he believes is appropriate for us to do in order to protect the citizens of the country. >> what do you think our policy would be after an isis directed attack in the united states? >> if there was a major attack here, we had isis fingerprints on it. certainly this would encourage us to be even more forceful in terms of what we need how to do. if our policy after an attack in the united states would be to be more forceful, why isn't that our policy now? before an attack? >> i think we are being as forceful as we can be in making sure we are being surgical though as well.
what we don't want to do is alienate others within that region. and have any type of indiscriminately actions that are going to lead to deaths of additional civilians. >> the cia brennan leads from langley, virginia, looks nothing like the agency he joined. it's grown significantly. but the numbers are secret. cia fights with its own ground troops. and has an air force of drones. the complexity of the threats today is unprecedented. hacking, the emergence of a more aggressive china, north korea, russia, and iran. and countries failing all across the middle east. in addition to syria, you are now dealing with failed states in libya, somalia, yemen, how do you develop intelligence in all of these countries where the u.s. has no presence? >> we need to be able to operate in areas that are denied to us. we find a way to have -- our eyes and ears there.
so that we can inform our policy makers. i do think this is more, and more a feature of the future. we here at cia are looking at how we need how to enhance our expeditionary capabilities and activities. because -- we need to be on the front lines. >> well, do you imagine setting up cia bases, covert bases in many countries. >> i see cia needing to have the presence as well as a, an ability to collect intelligence and interact with the locals and, we are in fact doing that. and, a number of -- number of areas. >> who around here has the authority to okay a drone strike? >> i know there are a lot of reports about cia's role, involvement in that. as you can understand i will not address any of the reports about cia's covert action activities. >> do you have to accept the deaths of civilians when making a decision about using the weapons? do you have to say, there are likely to be civilians killed
here but worth it. >> in war, there is the art of armed conflict. that allows for partial collateral. collateral being civilian deaths. i must tell you that the u.s. military and the u.s. government as a whole does an exceptionally strong job of minimizing to the greatest extent possible any type of collateral damage. >> but it isn't necessarily a shooting war that worries brennan most. his cia is facing a new front in cyber. and a focus on it, he set up the agency's first new directorate in more than 50 years. that cyberenvironment can pose a
very, very serious and significant attack vector for our adversaries if they want to take down our infrastructure. if they want to create havoc in transportation system thousands. if they want to do -- great damage to our financial networks. there are safe guard put in place. but that cyberenvironment is one that really is the thing that keeps me up at night. >> you can see more of scott pelley's report on our website. cbs news.com. the overnight news will be right back. i think we should've taken a left at the river. tarzan know where tarzan go! tarzan does not know where tarzan go. hey, excuse me, do you know where the waterfall is? waterfall? no, me tarzan, king of jungle. why don't you want to just ask somebody? if you're a couple, you fight over directions. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. oh ohhhhh it's what you do. ohhhhhh! do you have to do that right in my ear? ♪ living well your immune system works hard to keep you on top of your game. you can support it by eating healthy, drinking fluids, and getting some rest. and you can combine these simple remedies with airborne. no other leading immunity brand gives you more vitamin c. plus it has a specially crafted blend of 13 vitamins, minerals and herbs.
records. anthony mason has the story. >> reporter: "eerie lament" -- >> imagine being in the room while she is recording this song. the original 78 of last kind words blues was released by paramount records, a powerhouse in black music before the war. the extraordinary rise and fall of paramount is chronicled in a two-volume boxed set. >> what were you trying to show with this? >> how ludicrous that i could be, really. with my free time. >> producer jack white, former white stripes front man and founder of third man records spent three years on the project. which includes 1600 tracks.
>> jack, this is really an epic project. >> you can sit down on a sunday and -- and spend seven hours with this. you have only gotten through 5% of it. >> paramount records would unwittingly change the course of american music. started by the white owned wisconsin chair company which also made wooden cabinets for phonographs. paramount was created by spur sales. the label released artistsen all genres. but their biggest sellers were race records. the 1926 recording, lonesome blues would sell in the six figures. >> how did paramount get into race music. >> the producer there linked to african-american culture. >> williams, a brown university graduate scoured the south looking for talent. >> the first african-american music executive? >> i think so, he is really
important. >> paramount artists would include charlie patton father of the delta blues. and advertised in african-american papers. >> they mythologize all the blues musicians which is beautiful. there is also these incredible illustrations and drawings. and no one has any idea who did the drawings. he is just a ghost. he lost a time. him or her. >> in a way, you're bringing back a lot of ghosts here. >> don't i look like one? >> so many, singers. you have a name. no photograph. no record where they are. where they came from. that's it. we are lucky to have that. the depression took down paramount, the last recordings were made in 1932. jack white's labor of love helps restore paramount's place in music history. >> i want it to be something 100 years from now. 200 years from now.
>> in most parts of the country it is the dead of the winter. that means cold season. most adults come down with two or three colds a year. they can last more than a week. it has the a lot of people asking, why science can't find a cure. our report. >> reporter: running nose, coughing, sneezing, headache, sore throat lead to self diagnosis of the common cold. while the symptoms are annoyingly clear, prevention and cures are not so obvious. about 200 different viruses cause the common cold. the viruses latch on to cells on the back of your throat and
multiply attacking your nose, throat and airways. >> the common cold doesn't kill anybody. >> dr. jeffrey linder says for now, treating your body's reaction the only defense. >> three go to things for the cold, are rest, fluids, and fever reducing medicine, tends to help the most. >> drug stores offer hundreds of over-the-counter medicines and remedies for the common cold. they come in the form of tablets, liquids or syrups. last year consumers spent over $7 billion on the products. while they may offer some relief, there still is no cure for the common cold in sight. pharmaceutical companies would have to invest a lot of time of and money because there are so many different viruses and the potential drug would have to have a near perfect safety profile. >> people don't die from it. you have to inexpensive. effective. doesn't cause harm on its own. drug companies tried to produce a cure. dr. anthony fauci, the director of the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases he said it would be nearly impossible to prevent the hundreds of viruss.
>> developing one vaccine against one or two or three of them is almost follied, the odds are your vaccine is not going to be doing a pretty good job of protecting you. >> for most of us, a cold is often more annoying than dangerous. but the elderly, children and those with weak immune systems or chronic lung disease can suffer serious consequences even death from the cold. dr. fauci and team of researchers are focusing on potential treatments and vaccines for specific viruss that are more dangerous.
it's tuesday, february 16th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." the race for south carolina simmers. donald trump steps up his attacks on ted cruz while a former president tries to pave a path to the white house for his brother. wild weather sweeps through the southeast, damaged twisters touch down in two states while another system delivers snow to the northeast. and taylor swift leads an all-star cast who strike gold at the grammys while the music's biggest night pauses to say goodye