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propaganda took place near a small village 20 miles north of the iraqi city of mosul. a sudden outburst of fighting against a front that has been relatively peaceful. it began early this morning when three suicide truck bombs rammed into a checkpoint manned by the kurdish peshmerga. followed by bulldozers to clear debris and open a path to the rear for two more truck bombs. there two or three miles behind the front line, a small team of american advisers was meeting with peshmerga commanders. paying a routine visit to make sure they were getting supplies and equipment they needed. whether isis knew the americans were there is not clear. air strikes destroyed the two truck bombs before they could reach the rear. in video shot from peshmerga lines see a jet streak by overhead. and in the distance hear one of the explosions. it would take a total of 23 air strikes to finally break the isis charge. but not before they got close enough to open fire with their rifles on the american advisers. one of them a navy seal was shot and killed. the third american serviceman to
die in combat with isis. all told, there are 5,000 american military personnel in iraq doing everything from training the iraqi army to conducting commando raids. only a small portion of them just over 100 are advisers working with local forces in the field. defense officials say the is not unusual for advisers to be within a couple miles of the front lines. so this was just another day in the life of an american adviser until it turned deadly. david martin at the pentagon. david, thank you. in syria, the siege of aleppo is becoming mass murder. the syrian dictator's forces are encircling the city partly held by rebels who rose up five years ago. well today, rockets fired by the rebels hit a hospital. three women were killed. among 20 who died in aleppo today. the city was once syria's commercial capital. last week, a missile fired by the dictatorship killed 50 people in another hospital. in an important study
tonight, it has been reported that medical errors are now the third largest cause of death behind heart disease and cancer. dr. jon lapook has been looking into this. >> dr. martin mccary of john hopkins school of medicine co-authored analysis on medical errors. >> talking about patients dying from the care they receive rather than the disease or injury for which they seek care. we are talking about things that happen that shouldn't happen in a sound health care system. >> reporter: medical errors include mistakes in diagnosis, inadequate discharge instructions, preventible comply cases, infections picked up in the hospital. patients don't just die from heart plaques and bacteria, they
can also die from communication breakdowns and medication errors. system level problems are almost ubiquitous in health care. >> jon, what is a patient supposed to do to defend themselves? >> patients can do so much. ask questions, what are risks? benefits? tell my patients if they're in the hospital have a family member or friend in the room if possible. ultimately the responsibility of hospitals and medical centers to shine a light on the problem. for is a long time the light has been too dim. have to say in recent years, a huge effort to look at this closely to turn it into a science say what are systemic problems? it may be several things working in concert. identify them. and fix the problem. >> when in doubt ask lots of questions. dr. jon lapook. thank you. teachers say they will be back in detroit tomorrow. called out sick for a second day today, concerned they wouldn't be paid this summer. to day, michigan lawmakers put up $500 million to reorganize the school district which is considered the worst in the nation for its size. another big cancer verdict over talcum powder, and how did tiny leicester knock off soccer's big guns. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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a jury in st. louis has ordered johnson & johnson to pay $55 million to a woman who claims that talc in the company's baby powder caused her ovarian cancer. the second big verdict against the company recently. anna werner is covering. >> as long as i can remember, johnson's baby powder has been making me feel soft, fresh and loved. >> reporter: these commercials from the 1970s and '80s helped convince thousand of american women to use johnson & johnson's baby powder which contains talc. look many, 62-year-old, gloria ristesund used it for feminine hygiene until in 2011 diagnosed with ovarian cancer. her attorney, says talc was found in her ovarian tissue. >> there are studies that go back decades showing that genital use of talc powder
increases risk of ovarian cancer. he says there are some 1,200 similar cases filed against j & j around the country. in february, another st. louis jury awarded 72 million dollars to the family of jacqueline fox of birmingham, alabama. who died of ovarian cancer last october. she too used j & j's talc powder products. johnson & johnson will appeal the verdicts in both cases. in this videotape statement, the j & j chief medical officer defended the use of talc. >> we are confident in our position there is no causal association between talc and ovarian cancer. american cancer society says results of studies between a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer have been mixed some indicated slight increased risk, others no increase, but
dr. daniel cramer, an expert who testified for the plaintichlt ffs in both cases says the risks are clear to him. >> my advice has always been not to use talc on a regular basis in the genital area. and i haven't changed that opinion for 30 years. >> reporter: as for the woman who won the $55 million, her ovarian cancer is now in remission. she and her attorneys want johnson & johnson to put warnings on their products. scott, the company maintains the science doesn't support a need for any warnings. >> anna werner, thank you very much. and "hamilton" has smashed a broadway record. that's next. ♪
♪ >> today the broadway blockbuster hamilton was nominated for a record 16 tony award. the musical has already within a grammy and a pulitzer prize. ♪ there is a million things i haven't done ♪ >> hamilton the brain child of author and actor lin-manuel miranda tells the story of one of the founding fathers through the beat of hip-hop and the rhythm of rap. ♪ ♪ miranda up for three tonys including best performance in a leading role. he'll face off in the role against leslie odom jr. who plays vice president aaron burr. who of course killed alexander hamilton in a duel. philippa soo plays hamilton's
wife, nominated for lead actress. featured actor, daveed digs, thomas jefferson, jonathan groff as king george iii, and christopher jackson as george washington. tonys will be handed out june 12th on cbs. well, today at the real white house, president obama honored a former teenage mother as the national teacher of the year. johana hays says she wants her high school students in waterbury, connecticut, to know there are no dead-ends. in a moment, mark phillips unearths the secret behind's soccer's 5,000:1 champion.
well there is no stopping the party in leicester, england where the soccer team pulled off the biggest surprise in all of sports by winning the premier league championship. a cinderella story for once the clock never struck midnight. mark phillips is there. this was fantasy league football where the fantasy came true. the players of leicester city soccer club had been watching their rivals falter in a must win game on tv. they started their champions' dance then. they were still dancing today. and the town was singing their praises. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: the boys have become a worst-to-first story
with overlays of david and goliath. a team made up of other teams rejects and late bloomers. their roster cost less than what big name teams spend for a single player. they were so bad last year they were sitting dead last in the standings. >> this is a very different leicester sight. >> reporter: then something strange and maybe something mysterious happened. remember king richard iii whose long-lost remains were discovered under a parking lot in the middle of leicester. remember how he was reburied with honors in leicester's cathedral. richard may have died centuries before soccer was invented, but leicester's winter of discontent ended there and then. the team immediately went on a 7-9 win streak and haven't looked back since. and daryl and kevin brown think they know why. >> we have a king. and the king has just made it happen for us.
>> our king is real. >> reporter: and a leicester fan it would seem. not a bad time to be from leicester says sociologist and fan, john williams. >> remember leicester. >> remember leicester. it will stand for something. doing a leicester. it will become a verb, yeah. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: everybody is doing the leicester now. ♪ because we have won the league ♪ >> reporter: mark phillips, cbs news, leicester. and that's the "cbs overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others check back with us later for "the morning news" and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new
york city, i'm scott pelley. >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." ted cruz's quest for the republican presidential nomination is over. even before all of the votes were counted in indiana, cruz saw the writing on the wall and he announced he is ending his campaign. donald trump scored a decisive victory in the hoosier state, and his lone opponent for the
gop nomination is john kasich. bernie sanders, beat hillary clinton in indiana but it doesn't close his delegate gap. the big news tonight, cruz bows out. from the beginning i have said that i would continue on as long as there is a viable path to victory. tonight i am sorry to say -- it appears that path has been foreclosed. together we left it all on the field in indiana. we gave it everything we've got. but the voters chose another path. and so with a heavy heart, but
boundless optimism. for the long term future of our nation. we are suspending our campaign. but hear me now -- i am not suspending our fight for liberty. i am not suspending our fight to defend the constitution. , to defend the judeo-christian values that built america. our movement will continue. and i give you my word that i will continue this fight with all of my strength and all of my ability. you are extraordinary and we will continue to fight next week and next month and next year and together we will continue as long as god grants us the strength to fight on. [ applause ] for one thing remains as true today as it was 40 years ago in kansas city. in this fight for the long term future of america there its no
substitute for victory. >> i have to tell you that i have competed all of my life. i am a competitive person. all of my life i have been in competitions. different competitions whether it's sports or business or now for ten months politics. and i have to tell you that i have met some of the most incredible competitors that i have ever competed against right here on the republican party.
you know we started off with that 17 number. and just so you understand, ted cruz, i don't know if he likes me or if he doesn't like me. he is one hell of a competitor. he is a tough, smart, guy. and he has got an amazing future. he has got an amazing future. so i want to congratulate ted and i know how tough it is. it is tough. it's tough. i have had some moments where it was not looking so good and it's not a great feeling. and so i understand how ted feels. and heidi, and their whole beautiful family. i want to just say though that -- one tough competitor. >> for the democrats, bernie sanders beat hillary clinton in indiana. he told supporters he has no plans to drop out of the race now. >> this campaign began just about a year ago. when we began people were
saying, bernie is a nice guy. he combs his hair beautifully. but nonetheless he is a fringe candidate. well -- well -- all right. well, a lot, a lot has happened in the last year. as of today, we have now won 17 primaries and caucuses. we have received some 9 million votes. when we started this campaign we were 60 points behind secretary clinton in national polls, now, a few of the polls actually have us ahead a few points out.
and i will tell you what is extremely exciting to me. and that is that in primary after primary, caucus after caucus, we end up winning the vote of people 45 years of age or younger. and that is important because it tells me that the ideas that we are fighting for are the idea of the future of america. and the future of the democratic party. >> we have some insight now into this unusual election from bob schieffer who has covered 13 presidential campaigns. so here is where we are. we remember campaigns for the words they add to our culture, "tippecanoe and tyler too." and "happy days are here again" and i like ike."
but the phrase these days is "have you ever?" who would have thought a guy could appeal to the working class by flying around in a private jet, bragging about how rich he was. or when asked why she took $600,000, for making a speech to bankers, a candidate would answer, it's what they offered. or, a candidate could raise $115 million only to discover it had no impact on his campaign. or, a female candidate would list as a qualification, that she had considerable experience with men who went off the reservation. or the leading candidate in both parties would turn out to be people that polls show a majority of americans don't like. and then there is my favorite, that a party insider could call a candidate lucifer in the flesh and manage to offend devil worshippers. you can look it up. i keep hearing this campaign, may be the worst ever, an all-time low, scott. i don't know about that. but i know this, we're at the deep end of the pool. >> bob schieffer, dean of american political reporters, thank you, bob. >> "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
more and more consumers are looking for online reviews before buying a product or even using a service. but a new survey showed only about 60% of those who go online actually believe the recommendations that are posted. one company yelp is going on the offensive trying to weed out the fake reviews. here is anna werner. >> reporter: yelp flagged businesses it says are paying consumers or offering sin tentatives to boost their online
reputation. we spoke with a consumer who blew the whistle on a business he says tried to buy his endorsement. >> my mom had a lot of pain to her knee. and i had some pain on the side of my body. >> reporter: scott willis says the march day got off a bad start with the minor car accident but got worse when he went to first choice emergency room for treatment of his bruises. >> just a really bad experience for us. >> reporter: especially after he received this postcard a week later. this its what they sent you? >> yeah. >> reporter: telling him if he gave the clinic a rating of three stars or better on yelp, facebook or google they could give him a starbuck's gift card in return. what did you think of that? >> i was really disgusted at that point. people should be caring for your well-being or need not worried what type of reviews they're going to get. >> reporter: the kind of things, companies like yelp that rely on having authentic reviews are worried about. yelp's ian mcbean. >> if you are manipulating your reputation to apare to bea better business.
that is unfair. >> reporter: in 2012 yelp began flagging businesses with suspicious activity posting its own consumer alerts. for example, a home renovation company offering a $50 gift card for negative review removal. moving company offering $20 for positive reviews. and a weight loss clinic offering discounts in exchange for five-star reviews. >> this user is offing to write two reviews for $5. >> reporter: some times reviews are out and out false. planted by companies like the one mcbean showed us here. promising businesses two positive reviews for $5 on a website called fiver. >> i have seen businesses generate hundreds of fake reviews. >> reporter: hundreds? >> hundreds. spanning multiple listings and industries. >> reporter: his team creates decoy business to catch fraudsters in the act. >> we might see something on the craig's list, i'm offering $20 for positive reviews on yelp. odds are we'll be first to respond to that on craigs list or fiver or wherever else.
>> reporter: you want to see what they're doing? >> absolutely. >> reporter: other companies taking action as well. amazon sued more than 1,000 people in the past year for allegedly selling fake reviews. >> the worst problem is the purely fake reviews. they're just made up. >> reporter: mary engel with federal trade commission which tracks deceptive practices. >> consumers need to know whether the reviews are independent, truly independent or not. over 70% of consumers look at online reviews before they make purchases. so it is very important. >> reporter: this month alone, yelp flagged, 59 businesses including the clinic scott
willis says offered him the starbuck's gift card. we stopped in to ask first choice emergency room about their yelp offer. but were told to contact their corporate headquarters. >> you are really hoping whether it is positive or negative to really get the factual information so that, you can make the best decision on where you choose to go get treated at. or, use your services at. the robot look was all the rage at the annual met gala in new york city. 600 a-list celebrities from music, film, and fashion. turned out for the star-stud event. jamie yuccas behind the scenes with some of the rich and famous. >> reporter: the annual met ball raises millions for metropolitan museum of art and launches the spring exhibit. this year's theme, manus vs. machina, met silicon valley's powerful, alongside the world's beautiful and fashionable. even a super model like carly klaus. >> i feel like a million bucks sitting in this car right now.
we are a block away. ♪ shine is excited to climb the famous steps at the met gala. known for elegant and outrageous outfits. this year's tech inspired theme gave stars every opportunity to make an impact. and they took it. model carolin kourkova's dress, collaboration between ibm and marchesa changed color based on twitter traffic. >> all lit up. every flower has an l.e.d. chip. wires are hidden underneath the embroidery. >> how is yours incorporating? >> i'm wearing kinesiology tape. >> a zac posen, fiber optic organza. and gala co-chair, taylor swift edgy with a futuristic silver dress. defying the strict formal dress code, kanye west appeared in
ripped jeans. >> kanye, how do you think anna will feel about jeans? >> it's my vibe. >> reporter: as for her feeling about the exhibits. more than 170 man and machine looks, vogue editor-in-chief and gala chair couldn't pick just one favorite. >> there are pieces in the exhibition which completely astounding to me that they were, they look like vintage. in fact they're all made by machine. so it's -- it's an extraordinary glimpse into the future. >> reporter: what is the future of fashion in the age of technology? costume institute head curator andrew bolton says the possibilities are exciting. >> the idea of 3-d printing is revolutionary. the idea of having a 3-d printer in your house, 3-d printing dress, a dress designed for your body. ♪ ♪
>> reporter: hours before carly klaus hit the red carpet monday night. mom, watch tomorrow, cbs in the morning. >> reporter: we talked to her while she glammed up for the gala. >> like fashion prom. like the biggest night of the year. ♪ kind of a balance of a little bit of skin, a little bit of kind of structural, shape to the dress, and it's just classic white. and it's really going to. on that red carpet. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: she chose this custom dress from up and coming designer brandon maxwell. >> not bad, right? >> the frenzy of paparazzi, fans, media, jockey for possession to capture the perfect shot. or maybe the perfect shot from every angle. >> the people that you get to see here, you don't get this group anywhere. >> great people watching. >> even for you? >> oh, my god, of course. >> how late are you going to party tonight? >> to be determined. >> she had fun. klaus taking no chances with her look either. she had two of her white gowns on hand just in case, which may be why for the after party, look at this. carly and her designer cut off the bottom of her dress to make it a mini. >> "cbs overnight news" will be right back. this pimple's gonna last forever. aw com'on. clearasil ultra works fast to begin visibly clearing up skin in as little as 12 hours. and acne won't last forever. just like your mom won't walk in on you...
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hunters is about all you will hear along this remote tree-lined corridor. a stretch of the longest land border between two countries. on one side, canada. on the other, the u.s. but this lonely spot is also the gateway to an american geographic oddity. minnesota's northwest angle. on a map, it looks as if some one put a substantial part of minnesota in canada. by mistake. in fact, it was a mistake. made in 1783 during the treaty of paris. the border drawn between the u.s. and britain was suppose to cut through lake of the woods at a northwest angle. hence the name. problem was the map the founding fathers use of lake of the woods was completely wrong. the lake actually looks like this. they were way off. but that weird boundary bump stuck. ever since, the angle as locals like to call it has remained an
outlier. there is no fence. no guard. no official looking anything. no official look anything, until you come upon this shed, called jim's corner. it houses a video phone so arriving travelers look us can check in with u.s. immigration before driving on. there is no grocery store, no hospital, no theater, no fast-food restaurant. not a single traffic light. it's lucky to have a pest post office. but what it does have -- what the heck have you got, dan? sprawling chilly waters of the chilly waters of lake of the woods offer some of the west walleye fishing in all of north america. >> whoo! >> most come here to put a hook in the water and then go home. but there is about 60 or so
hearty minnesotans who live in the angle year round. many run fishing lodges. like jason and lisa goullet. >> takes a unique blend of personality traits to make a go of this. the goullets have help in managing the lifestyle. they have eight kids. yes, eight. the girls all seven of them help out their mom making custom quilts. >> all right, bud, take over on these. >> reporter: while jack their only boy helps his dad with the ice fishing shacks. the goullets brood make up a third of the student body at the angle's tiny one-room schoolhouse. minnesota's last. there isn't room to house high school students here. for that the older kids have to border hop. for some it starts long before dawn. they arrive by boat from some of the angle's island. but they're also part of the u.s. to catch a school bus. a few stops later the driver find himself at that roadside video phone. hello, calling from jim's corner.
reporting the names of every student on the bus. carlson, megan. heading to their minnesota high school by way of canada. in the dark. >> it is a part of the united states called the northwest angle. >> reporter: the angle made big news when it threatened to secede from the u.s. over a fish dispute. turns out that walleye caught on the canadian side of the lake couldn't be brought back to the u.s. side. that made fishermen and northwest angle resident gary dietzler pretty mad. ever imagine it would become a trade dispute. >> no, just trying to get a couple fish. keep resort going. >> reporter: partly his idea to join canada. mainly as a stunt to get publicity for the fishermen's cause. and it worked. the great walleye war as it came to be known ended amicably.
the british city of leicester planning a party. the beloved soccer team, the foxes will wrap up their season and be presented with a trophy for winning the english premier league. could be the most improbable championship in major sports history. mark phillips explains. >> well, the word miracle gets thrown around in sports a lot. remember the '69, miracle mets. or 1980 miracle on ice. when kids beat the mighty soviets in hockey in lake placid. people here tell you that has nothing on this. here you are talking sporting equivalent of the loaves and the fishes.
of the parting of the red sea. >> ooh! yeah! >> reporter: okay, winners are always happy. but for winners who are suppose to be losers, happy doesn't do it. delirious does. the players of leicester city soccer club won this championship while at the home of their star player, where they had been watching another game on tv. they needed their closest rival, tottenham hotspur not to win against chelsea. >> they scored! >> reporter: spurs tide. leicester won. the players went nuts. their fans went nuts. >> our little team. we are not huge. we don't spend a lot of money. just a little town in england. the world knows our name now. >> reporter: the fans had come to the team stadium to sell great, their joy all the greater because they never expected to be here. a little over a year ago, leicester city weren't just also-rans. they were so bad they were in danger of being chucked out of england's top league. but then, something happened. something wonderful and maybe something mysterious. remember king richard iii whose remains lost for centuries were discovered under a parking lot in the middle of leicester.
remember how he was reburied with honors in leicester's cathedral. we'll never know if richard was a leicester fan, but boy, did the team's fortunes change once he was properly entombed. >> we got a king. and the king just made it happen for us, didn't sunny. >> to be honest. our king is real. >> reporter: and a leicester fan it would seem? >> indeed he was. >> reporter: leicester went on a 7-9 run of wins to survive last season. and this season have been at or near the top spot since the beginning. and this with the lineup of rejects from other clubs, leicester's whole team cost less than what some of the big clubs have paid for a single player.
captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, may 4th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." big news in the race for the white house. ted cruz drops out and clears the way for donald trump after getting trounced in indiana. question is, will republicans rally around their presumptive presidential nominee. >> bernie sanders surges ahead s. it enough to beat hillary clinton in the democratic nomination? we had basically two minutes to get home, grab our stuff, and we had to leave. >> tens of thousands of canadians forced to flee their s