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♪ >> tonight a pentagon official is under investigation after pulling a gun on some young men outside his home. one of the men recorded the incident on his phone. david martin takes a look. >> reporter: the man pointing the gun is a senior navy official. >> get in the car. >> you're pointing a gun at my friend. this is a criminal offense. please stop it. >> reporter: he is brandishing it at young men he says are drunk and making noise outside his house in the washington suburb. they taunt him while one of them records the incident. the woman talking on the phone is apparently his wife. >> get in the car. >> they're like -- >> let go of me, bro. >> you have a gun. his name is karnig ohannessian.
>> he is deputy assistant secretary of the navy for environment and recipient of two mare torous civilian service awards. >> i'm on my property. he's not. i'm on my property. >> let them leave. >> reporter: we don't know if the gun is loaded. he is threatening to use it. >> shortly after the incident last month the mother of the young man in the cap filed a complaint. ohannessian was briefly taken into custody, but no charges have been filed against him. the investigation remains open. the navy learned of the incident today when shown the video by cbs news. it says it is working to find what all of the details of what happened. maurice. >> david, before we go, we understand a major development in the drowning death of a navy seal trainee? >> the san diego coroner about to issue a report that calls the death of james lovelace, a "drowning homicide." that is not a finding of murder, but it is a conclusion that he did not by accident. but at the hands of someone else. navy officials expect charges to be brought against at least one of the navy seals supervising
lovelace's training. he lost consciousness during a swimming drill and could not be revived. >> david martin at the pentagon tonight. thank you. isis remains the prime suspect in yesterday's deadly attacks in saudi arabia, though it has not claimed responsibility. isis has proven it can strike all over the world from bangladesh to indonesia to iraq, even as it loses ground in iraq and syria. more now on this from charlie d'agata. >> reporter: even under attack, isis has gone on the offensive. officials in saudi arabia are investigating the bombings in three separate cities. in iraq, they're still counting and burying the dead from the worst single terror attack that country has seen since the u.s.-led invasion in 2003. yet, largely with the help of u.s. air strikes, the militant
group so-called caliphate has taken a beating in recent months. u.s. defense department estimates isis has lost almost half territory controlled in iraq and more than a third of the area held in syria. despite the battlefield setbacks, during the holy month of ramadan, isis managed to accelerate its global brand of terror by either directly organizing attacks or by inspiring suicide bombers and gunmen to kill at least 800 people around the globe. cbs news senior national security analyst, juan zurate. >> this uptick in foreign attacks is less a demonstration of reaction to losing territory in iraq and more a manifestation of long-standing plans and operations to use foreign
operatives to attack in place. >> reporter: iraq itself has seen a surge in suicide bombings in baghdad and beyond that have left hundreds dead. as the isis held front lines move further back, they're deploying guerrilla tactics and terrorism as their only means to wage war. the iraqi military has made significant gains against isis, maurice, but the militant group still controls the city of mosul and self proclaimed headquarters of raqqa in syria, cities used as basis of operations to organize attacks both in that region and further afield. >> charlie d'agata in london. as isis steps up its attacks muslims are increasingly being targeted here in this country. the united arab emirates warned its citizens traveling in the u.s. to avoid wearing traditional clothing. anna werner shows us why. >> get on the ground! >> get on the ground! >> reporter: body camera video shows avon, ohio police moving in on 41-year-old ahmed
al-menhali at a hotel. >> you got his arm? grab his arm. >> reporter: a staffer claimed al-m al-menhali was on his cell phone acting suspiciously and texted her sister to dial 911. >> hi, my sister works at the fairfield inn. she is a desk worker. there is a male in a full headdress with multiple disposable phones, pledging his allegiance or something to isis. >> police searched and questioned al-menhali, but found he had done nothing wrong, as he was released he collapsed. >> the city's mayor and police chief, issued a public apology. >> a very regrettable circumstance that occurred for you. you should not have been put in the situation like you were. >> reporter: it is the latest in a string of perceived anti-muslim incidents over the past week. in florida, 25-year-old taylor anthony mazante, arrested for allegedly punching a man in face and head outside the mosque
attended by omar mateen. in minneapolis, two muslim men were shot on their way to a mosque. the suspect still on the loose. and in brooklyn, new york, surveillance video shows two muslim teenagers assaulted outside a mosque over the weekend. but nypd says the incident may have been a fight over a girl. back in cleveland, julia shearson with the local council on american islamic relations. >> we have documented a dramatic, unprecedented increase in the number of attacks both against property and against the muslim community. >> reporter: marriott hotel said in a statement it deeply regrets this incident and maurice said it will be following up to discuss, discuss, diversity and inclusion training for personnel at the fairfield inn where it happened. >> anna werner in parma, ohio tonight. coming up next on the "cbs overnight news," a suspect in custody in the death of an american college student in rome. later, juno pierces the clouds of jupiter to try to unlock the secrets of our solar system. ♪ take one of those pillows and take a big smell.
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italian police took a suspect into custody, today in the death of a 19-year-old college student from wisconsin who was about to begin summer classes in rome. demarco morgan is following the case. >> reporter: beau solomon was seen early friday morning at a bar with a group of friends, an hour after arriving in rome. after he failed to show up the next morning for orientation. solomon's roommate alerted officials. police tell cbs news they believe solomon got into the fight with a suspect, ma sichlt mo galioto, who was homeless. a woman who identified herself galioto's companion, says solomon approached them saying he had just been robbed.
then she claims solomon and galioto got into an angry scuffle. police believe solomon was pushed into the river where his body was found days later close to the bar. family members say the boy's credit card had purchases made on it after his disappearance. fellow students in rome are shocked by his sudden death. >> you are a little more cautious. aware of the fact people have to be careful. >> reporter: more than 300,000 american students study abroad every year. while the programs foster independence they do raise the need for safety concerns to be addressed. a social worker at nyu langone medical center. >> parents should talk to their kids how to know what their limits are. some of the dangers that might present themselves abroad that may not actually present themselves in their hometown and their contained units. >> reporter: police say they hope the completed autopsy will help them determine how solomon died. maurice. >> demarco morgan, thank you. and we'll be right back.
one of the last surviving stars of the "superman" tv series has died. noel neil played lois lane, she once said her main job on the show was waiting to be rescued by superman. women reporters were rare when the series first aired. in the 1950s. neil says women often told her she inspired them to get into journalism. noel neil was 95. >> the soccer team from ireland got a hero's welcome home after making it to the quarterfinals of the european soccer tournament. iceland's population is about 330,000 and a good percentage of them turned out for the party. the players led them in what they call the viking clap. >> coming up next, nasa
finally tonight, the biggest planet in our neighborhood is also the most mysterious, so nasa sent the juno spacecraft to find out what's beneath the gas and cloud of jupiter's atmosphere. don dahler reports, juno arrived on schedule last night. >> reporter: after the space probe's journey of five years and over 1.5 billion miles, scientists had to wait agonizing 45 minutes for radio signals from juno. denton ebel --
curator at american museum of natural history. >> what makes this so challenging the conditions of jupiter itself? >> the conditions of jupiter itself. the radiation. the intense electromagnetic feels that exist there. >> reporter: when the spacecraft entered jupiter's gravitational field it was traveling faster than any human made object ever. 165,000 miles an hour. by contrast, bullet's top speed is 1,700 miles an hour. it endured radiation the equivalent of 100 million dental x rays which could have fried its electronics. >> we prepared a contingency communications procedure. and guess what? we don't need that anymore. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: scientists hope to find out what lies at the heart of the solar system's largest planet. gas like the sun. or rock like its sister planets. over the next 18 months the team will map jupiter's magnetic
field by flying juno dangerously close to the surface. understanding how jupiter was formed could shed light on how all planets came to be including ours. dr. scott bolton heads up the project. >> we're starting to realize jupiter may be the key to our existence. >> reporter: in roman mythology, the god jupiter hid his secrets behind a veil of clouds. it was his wife, juno who peered beneath the layers to see her husband's true self. scientists are hoping the spacecraft bearing her name manages to do the same. don dahler, cbs news, new york. that is the "cbs overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you the news continues, for others, check back with us a little later for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city. i'm maurice dubois. ♪
>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news" i'm michelle miller. a wave of terror during islam's holiest month rattled saudi arabia a key u.s. ally in the fight against isis. suicide bombers blew themselves up at three locations across the kingdom monday. one attack targeted a major muslim holy site, another close to an american diplomatic post. charlie d'agata has more. >> reporter: u.s. officials tell cbs news that isis is a leading candidate among suspects for the attacks. saudi authorities say they identified the bomber outside the u.s. consulate, 35-year-old pakistani national, living in saudi for 12 years. and they're investigating the
support network behind the attack in medina. [ sirens blaring ] >> reporter: the bomber got as far as the parking lot. it was close enough to the prophet's mosque to make a symbolic impact. one that will resonate with muslims around the world, targeting islam's second holiest site. when he blew himself up he took four security guard with him. it could have been much worse. large crowd had gathered for sunset prayers. the heat caused nearby cars to catch fire and explode. [ explosion ] three attacks in one day in the kingdom including one apparently targeting the u.s. consulate is unprecedented. they coincide with a wave of isis-linked mass killings across the globe that have left hundred dead. in iraq, the staggering death toll from a suicide bomb that tore through a bustling shopping district in baghdad at the weekend makes it iraq's single
deadliest terror attack in years. it came only a week after the iraqi military announced a complete victory over isis in fallujah. yet even as the militant group suffers losses on the battlefield it is intensifying its global campaign of terror. launching a triple suicide bombing and shooting spree at turkey's main airport that left more than 40 dead. and the isis attack on a cafe over the weekend in bangladesh, that killed 20 hostages. and the list just goes on, just this morning there is a suicide bombing in indonesia linked to isis. attacks like iraq, and in bangladesh, locals, inspired by the group. all operating under the banner of isis. >> drone strikes are a controversial weapon in the war on terror. now an unprecedented report is shedding light on counterterror strikes and civilian casualties. the results of the obama administration estimate are
being called into question. here is jan crawford. >> the news came friday afternoon before a holiday weekend with the president signing executive order aimed at creating more transparency for the drone program. just that transparency that has critics asking whether the administration is revealing enough. >> i think it is an indication of how far we have come. >> reporter: the obama administration says it killed more than 2,300 enemy combatants by counterterror strikes. and acknowledged the once-secret drone program may have been involved in anywhere from 64 to 116 civilian deaths since 2009 in areas outside active war zones. >> the president believes our counterterrorism strategy is more effective when we are as transparent as possible. >> critics say they aren't transparent enough. now the lack of precision in the numbers that is getting scrutiny. we will be asking really hard
question as but the numbers. they're incredibly low for the number killed civilians. >> reporter: even the highest government estimates are significantly lower than death totals compiled by watch dog groups. one estimates a maximum of 801 deaths. the report critics say doesn't designate the region where the deaths occurred or explain how officials determined who was an enemy and who was not. since taking office, president obama has significantly expanded the drone program. earlier this year, he acknowledged there have been unintended consequences. >> there is no doubt that civilians were killed, that shouldn't have been. >> in this latest reform of the program, mr. obama signed an executive order meant to protect civilians and make the public disclosure of civilian deaths by drone, more routine. >> it is a clear statement by the u.s. government that the protection of civilians is at the core of national interests of legal obligations and, ethical concern. >> now, administration officials
say they're open to revising the numbers of civilian deaths if they get new information. but they said the discrepancy might be that the government has access to more information than these watch dog groups would. also, because terrorist groups may be spreading misinformation as propaganda. italian police made an arrest in the suspected murder of an american college student. the body of 19-year-old beau solomon found in a river in rome monday. he had been missing since friday. here's jericka duncan. >> reporter: police have identified the murder suspect as a 40-year-old homeless man, an autopsy is expected to take place today. solomon reported missing the day after he arrived in rome. beau solomon's body discovered near the marconi ridge southwest of rome. italian police officials telling cbs news his remains had likely been in the water for four days. the bridge is 2 1/2 miles from g bar where solomon had gone with a group of students thursday night.
the italian news agency, ansis, citing unnamed sources, two witnesses told police they saw solomon dumped into the tiber river and investigators believe he suffered fatal injuries during the fall. steve solomon is beau's grandfather. >> i did hear that the credit card were used in milan, not rome. and they were used not by him. >> reporter: his brother cole told a milwaukee newspaper, solomon was found with a head wound and blood on his shirt. cbs news learned that police are studying surveillance video and interviewing witness whose last saw the student alive. solomon arrived in rome thursday for a six-week study abroad program. that night he and a group of students went out to a district popular with american visitors. his roommate lost contact with him around 1:00 a.m. when solomon didn't show up for orientation friday morning, the university of wisconsin sophomore was reported missing. >> he is a badger through and through. an amazing kid.
tough. he is strong. and he has got a big heart. >> an avid sports fan, solomon was quarter back of his high school football team. he was studying personal finance and also had political aspirations. >> beau has overcome a lot in his life. as a child he suffered from a rare form of cancer. he had bouts with chemotherapy and multiple surgeries and overcame all that. >> reporter: solomon's parents arrived in rome monday hoping to help with the search. they never got that chance. instead they had to identify their son's body. and we'll be right back.
♪ cats and dogs are considered adversaries. but canines are making friends with big cats. to help save them from extinction. don dahler has more. >> reporter: deep in the heart of africa exhibit at the columbus zoo, visitors gather every day to catch a glimpse of one of america's most popular animals, the labrador retriever. >> the number one question up here, $40 million exhibit, are the dogs coming out president? number one question. >> reporter: susie rapp runs the animal programs. >> the columbus zoo built the world's most expensive labrador exhibit. >> reporter: they aren't alone.
they share it with some pretty big cats. cheetahs. though an unlikely pair, the animals get along like siblings. >> you place the puppy with the cubs. they think it is their brother or sister. >> reporter: what have you learned through the course of the program now? >> what i have learned is that we want our cheetahs to have all of the confidence in the world. and -- we know we can't give it to them. but we know the dogs can. >> reporter: in addition to confidence, the dogs can offer comfort. when a cheetah named kiara needed leg surgery earlier this year, kobe helped her recuperate. providing the kind of support you would expect from a best friend. >> reporter: without him, i don't know that we could have pulled this off. she will be fantastic. she will do great. i could not say that if we didn't have that relationship with the dog. >> reporter: this affectionate bond between cat and dog. >> good boy.
>> reporter: on display at zoos across the country the way to promote the life saving role dogs play for cheetahs in the wild. >> how it is saving cheetahs not being its buddy. there is a dog in africa saving them. the anitolian shepherd. they act as guard dogs for african farmers, through the cheetah conservation fund and support of partners like the columbus zoo, where jack hannah is director emeritus. >> you may see that the dog is responsible for saving the cheetah from extinction. one heck of a story right there. >> reporter: because the anitolian shepherd is a big dog with a big bark, farmers use them to scare cheetahs off their land opposed to trapping and shooting them. >> the cheetah is not going to mess with them. turn around. >> that barking the size of them they're gone. >> reporter: the simple solution started by cheetah conservation fund in 1994 helped grow the
cheetah population in namibia from 2,500 to 4,000. >> in africa they have woken up. >> reporter: you think the dogs are going to turn this around. the dogs are going to save the cheetahs discouraging them from the farmer's cattle. >> that's the farmers. poaching declined. you've will have poaching. like everything in the world. i believe the dog will help, not will, is helping a great deal. to control the, the hunting of the cheetah. as well as trapping it. the cheetah has got to come back. >> reporter: if you see dogs and cheetahs palling around at your local zoo, you will appreciate the significance of their friendship. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. >> michael cain one of the most
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a retired celebrated composer and conductor who turned his back on music. but he can't help finding it everywhere. ♪ it was a part written specifically for him. >> it was the most surprising offer i have ever had in my life. i don't get offered many leads. >> at your age. >> at 82, there aren't too many. and i almost, don't bother to send the script. i will do it. i will do it. it's okay. ♪ >> do you know who come posed the piece you are practicing? >> no, who? >> me. >> my teacher makes me play it.
he says it's a perfect piece. >> yeah, he is right it is very simple. >> it's not always simple. >> oh, really? >> it's also really beautiful. >> yes, it is beautiful. i come posed it while i still loved. >> reporter: would you say fred is in crisis in the movie? >> he is more or less destroyed, as a matter of fact. but you don't know that. and he would never let you see that. >> reporter: we have so much sympathy for him. how did you do that? >> i go back to situations in my life, and you can see it in my face. >> reporter: sometimes cain wasn't acting at all. in one scene, director paulo sorentino, decide to present cain and harvey keitel with a surprise. >> we had no idea. we are in a swimming pool. one of the most beautiful girls you have ever seen comes up, with absolutely nothing on. and gets in the pool.
and we just looked in disbelief. and he didn't tell us. because he wanted us to have a certain reaction. we just sat there like -- >> who is she? >> god, what do you mean who is she? miss universe. >> reporter: how do you think you did in the movie. rate yourself? >> secretly with myself i regarded it as the best thing i ever did. it was the most difficult and the criterion for that is i made it look the most easy. >> reporter: in other word you haveimproved? >> i just try to play more and more difficult roles. >> reporter: so you want a greater challenge at the age of 82? >> yeah. >> reporter: then when you were -- >> i need a challenge. i don't get the girl anymore. all i get is grandma. >> what's wrong with grandma?
>> nothing. so long as she is pretty. >> reporter: there is a sense of the futures of the characters closing in on them. that age is shutting down their future. did it in any way begin to infect you? >> oh, no. there was a point in the movie where i'm being examined by my doctor. he says, how does it feel to be old? and i said, i don't understand how i got here. and that affected me like hell. because i was thinking, that's true of me. i don't understand how i got here. >> reporter: he was born maurice joseph mickelwhite, in the slums of south london. a lot of which have been torn down and rebuilt. >> it was very, very tough. and full of gangs and all that. is this the london road coming up, mitchell? >> right-hand side. >> turn right there, please. >> oh, look, now there is an example.
i spent my life in the library. reading books to get away from this, that's the library. >> this pile of rubble? >> pile of rubble. awe thought was my library. i spent my entire time reading books and going to the cinema just to escape. they pulled my library down. >> reporter: you were really, really poor? >> yeah, oh, yeah. but my father was a fish market porter. so i grew up on fish. because he used to steal one a day. i grew up on the very best fish money could buy. he only stole the good stuff. >> reporter: cain was determined not to be a fish porter like generations before him. he was going to be a movie star and make hey lot of money. at 14 he joined a local acting club. >> acting was considered sissy-like. were you teased? >> oh, yeah, yeah. you didn't tease me for very
long. >> reporter: why not? look at you? >> that wouldn't go down very well. >> reporter: you would beat them up? >> yeah. >> reporter: were you that tough? >> yeah. yeah. i'm not tough anymore. i'm 82. >> reporter: at 22, cain was struggling to find acting jobs. on the dole, he had a new wife and a baby. and left them both. >> reporter: this is a very traumatic time of your life. >> oh, yes. >> reporter: basically in effect walked out. >> yeah, i screwed up. >> reporter: you walked out? walked out on the baby? walked out on the wife? >> everything, yeah. >> reporter: it wasn't until he was 30 when he got his big break in the 1964 film where he played an upper-class british officer. >> oh, when you take command, old boy, you are on your own. the first lesson, the general, my grandfather ever taught me. >> the luck of it was the
director was an american. because no english director would have cast me as an officer i promise you. not one. >> reporter: because you were cockney. >> yes. >> reporter: class system was that rigid? >> hold people back. >> reporter: make you angry? >> you start snobbery with me, that's one of the times you get into trouble. >> reporter: he helped trigger the breakdown of that class system with a series of roles he played as a cockney. >> having a lovely time, al fie. >> alfie was a shameless, impudent rogue. audiences loved him. his characters personified the working class hero. >> i will cook you the best meal. >> reporter: with his irresistible charm, he played lovers, fighters, killers, spies.
all with his trademark, cockney swaerg. >> why the hell aren't you here? >> mister -- >> former gunnery sergeant. >> reporter: cain's success got hollywood's attention. soon he was playing leads in american movies like classic "the man who would be king." >> 12 years old. >> educated taste of whiskey. >> whiskey, women, waistcoats, bills, fares. few chances to exercise it. all that govern, make up laws to stop men like you and me from getting anywhere. right? >> reporter: by 1987, one of most bankable british actors in hollywood living the life of a movie star in a beverly hills mansion. that same year he won his first oscar for actor in a supporting role for woody allen's "hannah and his sisters." he was married to hannah but had the hots for her sister. >> have you ever read this one? >> don't. >> i'm in love with you. >> reporter: talk about slime buckets. he was it. >> yeah. >> to watch more go to
florida is trying to eat its way out of a fish invasion. the lion fish is native to south pacific and indian oceans now threatening the florida underwater eco system. here's david begnaud. >> reporter: the first lion fish was spotted in the 1980s off dana beach, the idea it got out of the personal aquarium and infested the waters around florida. and spread rapidly since and spotted north as far as rhode island. now residents are waging war thanks to divers who are turning hunting for lion fish into a real sport. when christine radinger goes scuba diving these takes a spear.
>> i am an undersea lion hunter. >> reporter: her target, lion fish. an exotic fish, more commonly found in aquariums than eastern atlantic. >> hoped i got more. that's okay. >> reporter: lion fish are invading the waters off florida with no natural predators and huge appetites. they're decimating once lively coral reeves. now, floridians like radinger are fighting back. >> reporter: when i see the lion fish, i spear them. if they're too small to eat, i know i'm taking them off the reef. >> reporter: in florida it is open season on lion fish. >> 14 1/2. >> reporter: the state setting up roundups like jupiter to encourage amateur and professional fishermen to get the fish out of the water.
>> the more the public can get involved the more fish we can take off the reef. >> reporter: the spines along the fish's back are venomous and potentially dangerous if handled incorrectly. but the meat is safe to eat. >> really good. >> reporter: and rich in flavor. >> nice. white, tender meat. delicious. supermarket chains are making it available to customers willing to give it a try. >> reporter: what does the lion fish taste like? >> our core value its to be stewards of the environment. and the lion fish are definitely don't play by the set of rules. >> reporter: david ventura is seafood coordinator for whole foods, they became the first national retailer to sell the lion fish statewide. customers like more than the taste. >> reporter: the people buying it here. the majority who buy it are doing it to help the environment? >> correct. >> reporter: not because they want to eat it? >> that's their initial response. the environment. >> reporter: it is now sold in all 26 florida stores. starting this week, nationwide in select cities. >> to see there is a market for them, hopefully that will increase the awareness of the problem and create more incentive to take them.
captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, july 6th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." >> hey, hey! >> breaking overnight. protesters rage in baton rouge pdemanding justice after a blac man is shot and killed in an altercation with police with witnesses just feet away. the e-mail investigation is over. but the controversy is not. no charges for hillary clinton, but plenty of scathing criticism from the director of the fbi. and donald trump is waking up to a new scandal