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>> ninan: tropical storm warnings are up along the carolina coast. potentially dangerous weather threatens to wash out memorial day plans for millions. also tonight, nearly a dozen people hit by lightning in a paris park, including children at a birthday party. health officials issue an urgent plea to cancel or postpone the summer olympics because of the zika outbreak in brazil. more trump campaign turmoil as protesters clash with police and trump supporters. and, the search for answers after a world war ii plane crashes into the hudson river off new york city. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs weekend news." >> ninan: good evening. i'm reena ninan. tropical storm bonnie is expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds to parts of the
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southeast this memorial day weekend. the weather has not turned dangerous yet, but powerful surf and rip currents have beachgoers on alert along the south carolina coast. the forecast in a moment, but, first, david begnaud is in charleston with the latest. david? >> reena, good evening, the outer bands of drop a cal storm bonnie are already hitting the north carolina coast but look behind me as you look in the ocean people are still swimming, trying the waves, thrill seekers and surfers determined not to get out of the water and that's why the lifeguards ar are stilln duty here and the palms along the coast, wherever you are in south carolina from the northernmost part to the southernmost part if you live on the coast you will see rain from this tropical system, with have a picture of what it is like this morning when the beach was packed here. people out for the memorial day weekend, not sure if they knew a tropical system was coming but, but they came and then so did the rain, and that's when they scattered as our cameras arrived
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people started to leave, some decided they would stay under the umbrellas to ride out the rain, what is a little rain in a state that gets a lot of heat in the summer but as we come back to the beach, it is clear, not people out except the people in the water. i are na, we are told this would be a rain event for next 24, maybe 36 hours. it is going to be more of a nuisance than a life-threatening situation. there is is a tropical storm, and remember, reena, hurricane season hasn't even started yet. that is june 1st. >> ninan: david begnaud, thank you so much. >> chief meteorologist eric fisher is tracking the storm at our boston station, wbz. what's the latest, eric? >> well, i are na, we have been watching the storm over the course of today, still a little bit disorganized, you can see on satellite, a blowup of clouds, all the storms on one side of it, the center is actually right a in here, so all of the con screk shun is off to one side, this is a sign of not a powerhouse system, wind speeds sustained at 40 miles per hour, still a tropical storm, still going to bring a lot of rain, some gusting winds to the
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coastline, not what you want to see on a holiday weekend, very slow track, makes landfall around charleston late tonight and into sunday, but then it stalls out, so even as we look towards wednesday, the low center is still thon outer banks so we are going to have several days of rain to deal with this system even as it weakens inland, tropical storm warnings are all out through the coastline and moisture will affect all up the eastern seaboard, heavy downpours from tropical rain at all way to new england, that will cause hazardous travel and areas of flash flooding, the most heaviest rainfall from the carolinas up. >> thank you so much, eric fish never boston. >> several others are missing after torrential rains at least two people have died and several others are missing after torrential rains flooded parts of texas. officials say one victim was found inside a mobile home that was swamped by floodwaters. several other victims were in their cars. in france, nearly a dozen people, many of them children, were electrocuted when lightning struck a park in paris.
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several kids who were at a birthday party were seriously injured. they had apparently tried to shelter under a tree. dozens were also injured by lightning at a children's soccer match in germany. the summer olympics in rio are only ten weeks away, but more than 150 health experts from around the world are saying the games should not go on as scheduled. that's because of the zika virus outbreak in brazil. here's marlie hall. >> reporter: the world health organization said today the games should go on despite a letter from 152 health experts calling for the summer olympics in brazil to be delayed or relocated. dr. lee igel co-authored the letter. >> it's a quick response from the w.h.o. it's an anticipated response. it doesn't necessarily mean it is the right response. >> reporter: in the letter, doctors cite evidence the zika virus causes severe birth defects, including babies born with abnormally small heads. the authors also noted the number of infections in rio de janeiro have gone up despite
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efforts to wipe out the mosquitoes that spread zika. >> to put an olympic games on top of that, there are serious implications for human health. >> reporter: and you went so far as to call that unethical. >> it's unethical and irresponsible to knowingly put people in harms way. >> reporter: the united nation's world health organization is unconvinced. in response to dr. igel and his colleagues, it said: >> reporter: the centers for disease control and prevention agrees the games should go on as planned, but urges pregnant women not to travel to areas with zika virus transmission. >> the concern, think of those who are pregnant. thank you 0 so much. well, there's more turmoil surrounding the trump campaign this weekend. anti-trump protesters faced off against police and trump
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supporters in southern california, and democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders is pushing for a debate with trump. julianna goldman has the campaigns covered. >> then he changed his mind and said yes, then he changed his mind and said no. >> reporter: in an interview for "face the nation," bernie sanders said he doesn't know why donald trump backed away from debating him. >> maybe we'll get a call in five minutes where he'll say yes again. i think that is who donald trump is. >> reporter: trump released a statement yesterday saying it was inappropriate for him to debate the second place finisher. >> ( laughs ) , you know, i know he has gone back and forth on this. trump doesn't sound very serious. >> reporter: while hillary clinton laughed off the idea, the trump and sanders campaigns spent two days going back and forth about a california debate. trump said he would participate if the event raised between $10 million to $15 million for women's health charities. >> get them out of here! >> reporter: he didn't mention
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the defunct debate at his last two rallies in california friday evening, which were met with fierce protests. many were rallying against the presumptive republican nominee's immigration proposals. >> you are going to destroy this country! great. we are -- in san >> reporter: in san diego, police in riot gear clashed with protestors and dozens of people were arrested. the democratic race in california race has tightened considerably, and, reena, polls now show clinton and sanders in a dead heat ahead of the june 7 primary. julianna goldman in washington, thank you so much. >> in california, a in california, a desperate search is under way for a 15- year-old girl who was abducted by a 19-year-old man. the suspect was shot dead by police on thursday. carter evans is following this. >> reporter: search teams are focusing on an area near the northern california town of jenner. it's about 65 miles from where a witness saw 15-year-old pearl
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pinson abducted at gunpoint near her home in the bay-area community of vallejo wednesday morning. >> she was forced into that car. >> reporter: rose pinson is desperate to find her sister. >> pearl, you need to come home. find a way home. i know you can! >> reporter: investigators say pearl's kidnapper is 19-year-old fernando castro, who is considered an acquaintance. castro was seen driving south after the abduction, but pearl was not with him. >> police caught up with castro 300 miles away in this mobile home park near santa barbara, california. ( gunshots ) in a hail of bullets, police and castro exchanged fire, and castro was killed, which is big a concern for pinson's sister. >> i'm glad he's dead, but right now i'm upset because we needed him. he was our main source. but there is still hope and other leaders according to spokeswoman. >> the authority is bringing -- we do believe that is possible.
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>> carter evans, cbs news, los angeles. >> angeles. >> ninan: a vintage world war ii plane was hoisted out of the hudson river off manhattan today. it crashed last night, killing the pilot. demarco morgan has the story. demarco? >> reporter: good evening. the plane went down on the new jersey side of the hudson friday evening. officials with the n.t.s.b. and the federal aviation administration say it could take some time before we know exactly what caused the pilot of that world war ii vintage p-47 thunderbolt aircraft to come crashing down. saturday afternoon, the single- seat plane, largely still intact, was lifted out of the waters and carried to a site where the wreckage will be examined. but it was just hours earlier that these images, captured on social media, showed the plane hitting the water. the pilot, who witnesses say tried to escape the wreckage, has been identified by the american airpower museum as 56- year-old bill gordon. >> you could see him trying to get out of the harness or whatever, but he could not get
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out. >> reporter: sources tell us they have recovered a body from the crashed airplane. the crash site is not far from where u.s. airways flight 1549 was forced to make an emergency water landing shortly after takeoff back in 2009. in several facebook posts, gordon, the pilot of the small plane, is described as a nationally respected pilot who cared deeply about sharing the story of american courage and valor. >> demarco gordon. thank you. space-x had another successful launch today, and another successful landing. it's the third straight time the company has been able to bring one of its "falcon" rockets back to earth intact. the ultimate goal is to use this technology in manned commercial space flight. meanwhile, nasa is testing its own engineering marvel today: an inflatable room at the international space station. it's called the beam, and it's meant as a new kind of habitat for tourists orbiting the earth, sort of like a space hotel room.
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rescue crews have had a busy week in the mediterranean sea. the united nations says about 14,000 migrants, fleeing war and poverty in the middle east and north africa, have been rescued in recent days. jonathan vigliotti has the latest. >> reporter: over 700 migrants-- some flanked by medical staff-- stepped off a massive ship and onto solid ground saturday. they are among the 2,000 to arrive in italy in the past 24 hours. for many, the journey began on overcrowded and unstable boats like this one. the wooden fishing vessel struggled to stay upright under the weight of hundreds of people. a camera onboard a coast guard ship captured what happened next as the boat capsized off the coast of libya, sending everyone plunging into the sea. some tried to swim, but others were trapped under the boat and unable to escape. italian officials say over 500 migrants were saved but believe
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as many as 100 may have died. coast guard crews carried out dozens of other rescues, some of the survivors, a baby, born while making the dangerous trek. it was a small sign of hope. officials officials say as summer approaches and the weather improves, thousands of more migrants will make the perilous journey, increasing the risk that many more could die. jonathan vigliotti, cbs news. >> ninan: a boy who has tourette syndrome makes an anti-bullying video, when the "cbs weekend news" continues. with my moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, the possibility of a flare was almost always on my mind. thinking about what to avoid, where to go... and how to deal with my uc. to me, that was normal. until i talked to my doctor. she told me that humira helps people like me get uc under control and keep it under control when certain medications haven't worked well enough. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections
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rarely makes these faces because he wants to; the seventh grader suffers from tourette syndrome. >> hey! >> reporter: that'd be tough for any 12-year-old, but it's especially tough when you're a military kid who moves a lot. last year's transfer took him away from his friends in tennessee and forced him to start over in a new school in virginia. >> when i was down there, kids understood my tourette's and everything. but i come up here, no one understands me. and my first day, i got flipped off at least 15 times, >> reporter: at school? >> yeah. >> reporter: from kids? >> yeah. >> reporter: there were tears, but trevor, who is among the 138,000 american kids living with the disease, decided he wasn't going to hide behind his tics. >> i have tourette syndrome. >> reporter: he and school officials decided to educate his peers with an anti-bullying p.s.a. >> a tic is not like an insect tic. it's actually where you scream, make faces or click your teeth. >> reporter: if it's uncomfortable to listen to, trevor's dad jeremy says that's the point.
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>> he's realized the more that kids that he knows that understand because he's talked to them and explained it to them, that then it's easier to get along with folks rather than trying to hide it. >> reporter: trevor can often be found solving one of the many rubik's cubes he owns; it's one of the ways he tries to keep his tics at bay. how have you noticed, trevor, a change in the students at school since you launched the p.s.a.? >> well, it's... it's been a major difference, but there's still some kids that... that don't understand. >> reporter: he's determined to change that. >> everybody has a different flaw and... and tics. it's just, why won't you accept me for me? >> reporter: as trevor says, ignore the tic but don't ignore me. juliana goldman, cbs news arlington, virginia. >> trevor, you made it impossible for us to ignore you. we should also note this is tourette syndrome awareness month and no better way to bring
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miles per hour, mario andretti-- now 76-- is still chasing his need for speed. the thrill from the back seat isn't too bad, either. when you take a lap, do the memories still come back to you? >> oh, sure. this is my element. i've done so many miles here, but i love it. >> reporter: though recognized as one of the sport's greatest drivers, andretti won his only race at the indy 500 in 1969. this track is the definition of "anything can happen," right? >> yes. this is... that's for sure. it can be a love/hate relationship. at the end of the rainbow, however, the prize is worth the effort. >> reporter: speeds barely topped 75 miles per hour in the inaugural race, but the danger of driving the brick oval in the early days earned the track a deadly reputation. >> i think we're very lucky to be in this era. you know, if you look at the '50s, '60s, '70s, drivers were losing best friends every other
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week. >> reporter: scott dixon is the reigning indy series champion. ( cheers and applause ) >> it's still evolving. you know, motor racing always evolves. >> reporter: many of the features in today's cars made their debut here at indy; side view mirrors, front and all- wheel drive; and, perhaps most importantly, seatbelts. how much different is the game now compared to when you raced, especially with all the regulations to improve safety? >> well, i... i raced into the computer era, you know, so i'm up to speed. the idea is to keep as much as possible in the hands of the driver. because today you can make these things drive themselves. as far as what is necessary for a driver to do today and 50 years ago is the same, basically to take whatever they have to the limit. >> reporter: for cbs news, i'm allie la force in indianapolis. >> ninan: well, from reporter allie la force to "the force"
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>> reporter: in the movie, rey and chewbacca flew the millennium falcon to an island that looked like something only a hollywood set designer could dream up. in real life, you need a boat to get to skellig michael, seven lumpy miles off the southwestern tip of ireland. the island has a history that goes back to the dawn of civilization, but it's never had to cope with anything like this. rey found luke skywalker, we found bob. >> nice to see you. >> welcome to skellig. >> reporter: bob normally guides tourists up the more than 600 steps that climb to the top of this unesco world heritage site. there's only one way up. >> that's right. >> reporter: steps that take you past breathtaking views along heart-stopping ledges and past the puffins; to the peak where, about 1,500 years ago, industrious monks built a monastery that was occupied for
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the next six centuries. >> the magical thing to me is the fact that you can look in these dark doorways even today and you look in at exactly what sixth century men looked at. >> reporter: but sixth century men never looked at anything like this, yet that's exactly what 21st century tourists have come to do. janet moore beamed up from tampa. >> we were planning to come to ireland before even the "star wars" movie came out, and then that clinched it. ( laughs ) >> reporter: it clinched brian and ellie summerfield from michigan, too. >> we thought it would be fun to come out here and pretend that i was luke skywalker and she was... what was the name again? >> rey. >> rey. >> reporter: the force, the old force, has always been strong here. but a new kind of force, some fear, may be the undoing of this place. one brief sequence in a movie may have undone 1,500 years of real history. paddy bushe is a local poet. >> if you get crowds of people who simply want to visit a movie
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set, then skellig is no longer skellig. it's something else. >> reporter: 180 tourists are now allowed each day. more may be too much for this place. sometimes the place seems too much for them. yet the draw of the real past and the imagined future keeps them coming. so, the force is still here? >> i think the force has been here for a very long time. >> reporter: and the irish tourist board hopes the force stays with them. mark phllips, cbs news, skellig michael. your, i hope your next assignment is to the forest where the ewoks live. that will do it for us. "cbs weekend news" for this saturday. later on cbs, "48 hours." the news continues now on our 24-hour digital network cbsn at i'm reena ninan in new york. for all of us at cbs news, thank you for joining us, and good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by
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