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the white house said today that the military is conducting three investigations of an anti-terrorism raid one month ago in yemen. navy s.e.a.l. ryan owens was killed along with a dozen civilians. other americans were wounded and a u.s. aircraft was lost. well, now, owens' father is demanding answers and jan crawford is following that. >> his family was there, incredible family, loved him so much, so devastated. >> reporter: president trump earlier this month described meeting the family of navy s.e.a.l. ryan owens when his body was returned to the u.s. but owens' father bill declined a meeting with his son's commander-in-chief. in an interview with the "miami herald," he said, "i told them i didn't want to make a scene about it, but my conscience wouldn't let me talk to him. he asked, why at this time did there have to be this stupid mission when it wasn't even
barely a week into his administration." under the cover of night on january 28th, s.e.a.l. team 6 became pinned down outside the al qaeda compound. they were forced to call in a helicopter gunship to silence the fire. 14 al qaeda operatives and at least 15 civilians were killed in the firefight. owens also was killed and a $72 million evac aircraft crash landed and had to be destroyed. >> the timing was linked to a broader offensive we're pursuing in yemen. >> reporter: army general joseph patel, commander of u.s. central command, told david martin was told preparation for the operation was thorough. the raid was monitored in real-time. >> some people have called this success. some people have called it a failure. what would you call it? >> again, the object was to go in and collect intelligence. we accomplished that. from that perspective it was successful. i certainly understand how the family would look at this in a different light.
>> reporter: now, white house press secretary sean spicer said the pentagon is conducting a review of the battle in yemen, which is standard whenever a mission results in loss of life. and scott, spicer also offered his condolences to the owens' family on behalf of the president. >> jan crawford, thanks. terrorism is one reason the secret service is tailing the president's children, but when his adult children are running global businesses, the taxpayers' bill runs high. anna werner has looked into that. >> reporter: by wednesday eric trump will have gone to four countries on trump company business since january 1st, each with secret service agents in tow. in early january it was a trip to uruguay for a glitzy party to promote a new property with a reported $100,000 in hotel bills for secret service and other u.s. government personnel. then just a few weeks after the inauguration, he flew to the dominican republic, but not before secret service agents
within weeks eric and his brother donald, jr., flew to dubai for the gala opening of another trump property. and tomorrow night it's vancouver's turn, a new trump hotel that will be the city's second largest skyscraper. both brothers are expected to attend. and their secret service protection goes with them. the secret service won't say how much all those trips cost the agency, but taxpayers are footing the bills. the law requires protection for the president and vice president and their immediate families, but secret service coverage for adult children is optional. they could decline it. ronald reagan's son ron reagan eventually did just that. >> the taxpayers are stuck. >> reporter: washington university law professor kathleen clark teaches on ethics in government. >> the bottom line on how much it is costing the taxpayers, absolutely is something that i believe the public and congress has the right to know. >> reporter: we asked the trump organization if they expect the
president's sons to keep up their pace of international travel, and whether eric or donald, jr., have considered reimbursing for the cost of secret service protection on their business trips, but we got no response. scott, the secret service told us it has effectively adapted to the unique challenges of each administration. >> anna werner, thanks. today the japanese company takata pleaded guilty to fraud charges for concealing a defect in its air bags that caused some of them to explode. takata also agreed to pay $1 billion in criminal penalties. at least 11 deaths are linked to the air bags, which led to the largest recall in automotive history, 42 million vehicles. coming up next, accountants take the blame for a certified public screwup at the oscars. and "moonlight" gives hope to inner city kids in the sunshine state.
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happened, and we can walk out of here tomorrow morning and start all over again clean? >> faye dunaway's question to warren beatty in "bonnie and clyde" takes on a whole new meaning after the oscar fiasco last night. here's kevin frazier from entertainment tonight. >> it was a perfect hollywood ending with a twist starring warren beatty and faye dunaway. >> and the academy award -- >> reporter: as beatty opened the red kroep, hesitated, and handed it over to his partner. for over two minutes, they took their bows and made speeches, but chaos was growing behind them. a staff manager is seen taking the envelope, while two accountants responsible for counting the ballots are frantically talking to warren beatty and horowitz takes the mike. >> there's a mistake. "moonlight," you guys won best picture. >> reporter: the wrong red envelope, labeled best actress,
seen in this photo, had been handed to beatty. >> this is not a joke. i'm afraid they read the wrong thing. >> reporter: it was a televised scene of shock and confusion as "moonlight" cast and producers made their way to the stage. >> even in my dreams this could not be true. to hell with dreams. i'm done with it. because this is true. >> reporter: there are two sets of red winner envelopes carried into the oscars under lock and key by price waterhouse coopers accountants martha ruiz and brian cullinan. they are in charge of handing out the envelopes backstage. one set is for presenters entering stage right, and one set for those entering stage left. immediately after emma stone won best actress, cullinan tweeted out this photo and then handed beatty the wrong envelope. the hollywood reporters matthew belloni. >> i think they're really going to struggle to get past this. there needs to be some kind of a fall guy, some kind of a accountability here, no pun
intended, and i think ultimately if i had to guess, i bet the academy will sever its relationship with price waterhouse. >> reporter: tim ryan, the accounting firm's u.s. chairman, said he spoke with cullinan at length today and he added in a statement late this afternoon he is very upset about this mistake and it is also my mistake, our mistake. meanwhile, scott, no word on whether mr. cullinan will be back at the oscars next year. >> kevin frazier with the story everyone is talking about in our los angeles bureau. kevin, thank you. up next, were the son and ex-wife and muhammad ali detained because of their religion?
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and ex-wife of the late boxing champ muhammad ali. jericka duncan spoke with them. >> i never felt so uncomfortable in this country in my life. never. >> reporter: 66-year-old khalilah camacho-ali and her 44-year-old son muhammad ali, jr., say customs agents detained them after asking about their religion at hollywood international airport. they had just returned from jamaica. >> they took me aside and asked me my name. i was like, muhammad. and he asked me my religion. and i was like, what are you asking me my religion for? i'm a muslim. >> reporter: ali's mother says she was taken to a separate room and asked the same questions. she says she showed this picture of her former husband, the legendary muhammad ali, hoping it would ease tensions, but it did not. what do you think your former husband, muhammad ali, is saying? >> he's probably trying to fight out of his grave and come and
knock trump out in eight. that's what i think. >> reporter: attorney chris mancini represents the alis. >> it's very clear the alis were selected specifically because they had arabic names for secondary inspection and then they were asked about their religious beliefs. >> reporter: a law enforcement official told cbs news the alis were not detained because of their religion or name. u.s. customs and border protection released a statement which read in part, "all international travelers arriving in the u.s. are subject to cbp inspection." the alis say they were not given an explanation as to why they were held. their attorney said they've received over 50 calls this month, scott, from people who say they've gone through similar incidents. >> jericka duncan for us tonight. jericka, thank you very much. coming up next we'll show you where a hollywood dream was born.
and the oscar goes to viola davis. >> with viola davis' academy award last night for "fences," she became the first african american to win acting's triple crown -- an oscar, an emmy, and a tony. as we mentioned earlier, the top rize last night, best picture, p went to the african-american coming-of-age movie "moonlight." it is a story rooted in miami, and manuel bojorquez tells us the success of the film is giving some inner-city kids another reason to hope. >> i'm your blood, remember? >> reporter: "moonlight" follows
the life of chiron, a young black man who struggles with his sexuality, a drug-addicted mother, and the tough streets of miami's liberty city. the three of you are students here, right? >> yes. >> reporter: the streets these kids call home. how many were shocked? in a good way? >> in a good way. >> reporter: kamal anibello, amanda ali, and larry anderson attend miami northwestern high, the same school the movie's director, barry jenkins, attended. all three were also cast in the film. anderson was one of the bullies in this pivotal scene. >> when you come to miami, you think of south beach, you think of the cars, but you don't see the real people inside miami, like liberty city. >> reporter: terrell alvin mccraney based the script on his experiences also growing up here. >> what might be the reason why we start rehearsal in this way? >> reporter: he's returned since the film's success to speak with aspiring actors and writers. last night both men paid tribute
to their roots. >> this goes out to all those black and brown boys and girls and non-gender conforming who don't see themselves. we're trying to show you, you and us. >> wow. >> reporter: natalie baldie is the artistic director of northeastern high's performing arts program. what does this represent for those students? >> they can actually see past the violence and the guns and start believing in their gifts. >> reporter: now they can see clear to hollywood, all the way from miami. >> i can have a chance of winning my own oscar. >> so hope? >> yes, a lot of it. >> reporter: and a belief they too can reach the same heights. manuel bojorquez, cbs news, miami. >> that's the "overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you the news continues. for others, check back with us a little bit later for the morning news and be sure not to miss "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
this is the "cbs overnight news." >> and welcome to the "overnight news." i'm don dahler. president trump goes before the nation tonight for the first primetime address of his administration. the president is expected to outline in broad strokes his plans to cut taxes, increase military spending and slash the federal budget without touching social security or medicare. he's also expected to announce his plans to defeat isis around the world and rebuild the nation's bridges and highways. how much of this is going to get done? here's major garrett. >> reporter: the white house and top republican leaders are trying to put some muscle back behind the stalled effort to repeal and replace obamacare. now details are sparse, but the goal is for the house and senate to act by mid may to create a new transitional health
insurance marketplace, one with no individual coverage mandate. fewer regulations, more tax credits, fewer tax subsidies. the president said today it's very complicated business. the president is going to ask congress for $54 billion in additional defense spending and at the same time, scott, ask congress to cut that same amount, $54 billion, from domestic programs and foreign aid. >> cbs news will have live coverage of the president's address beginning tonight at 9:00 eastern. the republican care of the house intelligence committee says there's no need for a special prosecutor to investigate contacts between trump campaign officials and russian intelligence agents during the presidential election. democrats are wary of a possible coverup. nancy cordes reports. >> what would be the problem of the white house sending me a number of a press person to call? >> reporter: intelligence chair devin nunes, is leading the investigation of possible collusion between trump campaign
officials and russian operatives. but he insists there was nothing wrong with him and richard burr making a few calls at the request of trump aides. >> all it was was a white house communications person passing a number and name of a reporter over for me if i would talk to them. >> reporter: but that, combined with reports that white house officials made similar requests of the cia director and fbi officials prompted fresh accusations from democrats about white house tampering. >> we have to do this investigation bipartisan. >> reporter: virginia's mark warner is the top democrat on the senate intelligence committee. >> we have to not let a white house or any other political interference get in its way, because it's too important. >> reporter: white house press secretary sean spicer would not confirm or deny that cia director mike pompeo was asked to defend the campaign. >> i'm not going to discuss what we did internally. >> reporter: nunes argued the probe is probably a dead end anyway.
>> from what i've been told by many folks is that there's nothing there. >> reporter: is he right that there's no evidence? >> well, first of all, we have not obtained any of the evidence yet. >> reporter: adam schiff is the top democrat on the house intelligence committee. >> we can't draw any conclusions, nor should we. we shouldn't be prejudging where the facts lead. the father of the u.s. navy s.e.a.l. killed in the first commando raid ordered by president trump is napding an investigation. bill owens refused to meet with the president when his son's body was flown by. he said his son died "in a stupid mission." jan crawford has that. >> his family was there. incredible family, loved him so much, so devastated. >> reporter: president trump earlier this month described meeting the family of navy s.e.a.l. ryan owens when his
body was returned to the u.s. but owens' father bill declined a meeting with his son's commander-in-chief. in an interview with the "miami herald," he said, "i told them i didn't want to make a scene about it, but my conscience wouldn't let me talk to him. he asked, why at this time did there have to be this stupid mission when it wasn't even barely a week into his administration." under the cover of night on january 28th, s.e.a.l. team 6 became pinned down outside the al qaeda compound. they were forced to call in a helicopter gunship to silence the fire. 14 al qaeda operatives and at least 15 civilians were killed in the firefight. owens also was killed and a $72 million evac aircraft crash landed and had to be destroyed. >> the timing was linked to a broader offensive we're pursuing in yemen. >> reporter: army general joseph patel, commander of us central command, told david martin was preparation for the operation was thorough. he monitored the raid in real-time. >> some people have called this success.
some people have called it a failure. what would you call it? >> again, the object was to go in and collect intelligence. we accomplished that. from that perspective it was successful. i certainly understand how the family would look at this in a different light. famous stoner tommy chong from the comedy team cheech and chong, is scoffing at the white house threat to crack down on recreational marijuana sales. chong says "like the failed muslim ban, it will be defeated in court. don't worry, stay high." but some people in the legal marijuana business are concerned. >> reporter: colorado is making a lot of green with $1.3 billion in annual sales of legal pot. but white house press secretary sean spicer says there may be a crackdown. >> is the federal government going to take action around this recreational marijuana? >> well, i think that's a question for the department of justice. i do believe you'll see greater enforcement of it. >> reporter: he said president
trump supports marijuana for medical use, but in fact, federal law makes all pot illegal. >> those who consume that will line up, sitting on a couch. >> reporter: bruce is chairman of the marijuana industry group. when you heard mr. spicer's comments, was that a threat? >> well, you certainly have to assume that it is something of a threat. >> reporter: he points out that marijuana is regulated and taxed from plant to pot shop. he says the industry sees tough regulations, much like that wall proposed at the border. a line of defense against the black market. >> president trump alludes to building a wall in keeping bad guys out. that's precisely what we are doing in the marijuana industry. >> reporter: you are the wall? >> we are a virtual wall. >> reporter: between -- >> between the cartels and the black market and our society. >> reporter: austin wiggins remembers those days and much prefers buying pot openly in a
shop. >> i don't have to meet somebody in an alleyway. it's safe. i don't have to worry about robbery or anything. >> reporter: widespread availability is changing attitudes. americans once opposed legal pot. but a poll this month showed 71% do not want the government enforcing federal laws against marijuana in states that have already legalized medical or recreational marijuana. >> this is new territory. >> reporter: the issue is a tough one for colorado's governor, who opposed the state's constitutional amendment making recreational pot legal. but now that it is legal, he says he wouldn't allow state cops to join any federal crackdown. >> if the justice department does aggressively begin to prosecute and try to enforce federal law in states like colorado where it's in our constitution, i think that is a step backwards. >> reporter: as pot goes main stream, it's creating a lot of jobs. as many as 22,000 in colorado.
at the academy awards, the jungle book won the oscar for best visual effects. the filmmakers created digitized animals and made them walk and talk and act. the technology has gotten to the point where filmmakers can even bring dead actors back from the grave. david pogue reports. >> a major weapons test is imminent. we need to know what it is and how to destroy it. >> reporter: the new "star wars" movie "rogue one" was a big hit at the box office. exciting story, thrilling effects, and gifted actors. including one who has been dead for over 20 years. >> i will tell him that his patience has been rewarded with a weapon that will bring a swift end to the rebellion. >> reporter: that's right, there's british actor peter
cushing, reprising his role, even though he passed away in 1994. how did they do that? actor guy henry performed the scenes, and the special effects engineers replaced his face with peter cushing's. >> the original plans for the station are kept there. >> reporter: how did the computer know exactly what peter cushing's face looked like, down to the tiniest detail? that's where paul comes in. at his office at the institute for creative technologies at the university of southern california, he's built a death star of his own. the light stage. >> so we're currently surrounded by over 10,000 l.e.d.s, and there's about 20 high quality dslr cameras, and we reconstruct a 3-d model of your face. >> reporter: over 100 famous actors have stood on this spot to be scanned for the movies,
including angelina jolie, tom cruise, brad pitt, sigourney weaver, and wayne johnson. once an actor has been scanned into the light stage, engineers can digitally insert him or her into scenes, even if that actor is unavailable, much older or younger, or deceased. >> hey, you thought you could leave without saying goodbye? >> reporter: that's how paul walker was able to appear in "furious 7." even though he had died part way into filming. >> we'll have the actor make a succession of about 50 different facial expressions, and that produces all the different motions of their face. but we can also record a facial performance from all these different angles and create a digital performance of that character that does exactly what they did in the video. >> reporter: the light stage might have cost several million dollars ten years ago. but today, you can build a person scanning setup with parts
you pick up at the hardware store. just ask ari shapiro. >> i'm going to start with the showers. >> it is a shower curtain from home depot. >> reporter: he runs the character animation and simulation research group at usc. he's been developing a human scanning system that uses 100 $20 cameras sewn into a shower curtain. >> please remain still. scanning completed. >> reporter: and in just minutes, shapiro can have you in the palm of his hand. >> it basically came up with this model of you as points and colors. and then we can do something like animate you. >> oh, come on. [ laughter ] >> reporter: but here's the thing, it's fine to create virtual clones of people, as long as everybody knows it's for entertainment purposes. but how long will it be before someone tries to pass it off as reality?
let's say i decide to make a presidential candidate do something heinous, and i release that as news. is that plausible? >> i think it's not only plausible, i think that there are definitely people in various countries that are working on exactly that. >> reporter: todd richman is the director of the mixed reality lab at usc's institute for creative technologies and a man who thinks a lot about the implications of digital clones. >> should the government be involved? should there be a new bureau of ethics and digital? >> i think artists should have a place at the table. tech nolly and practitioners need to be at the table. politicians have to have some understanding of this, because policy will need to be made to address this. >> reporter: according to richman, it's past time for us to consider the very real power of make believe people. >> i can create a virtual version of somebody who can walk
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♪ >> reporter: the principality of monaco sparkles on the shore of the mediterranean. ♪ it's a place of opulent apartments, a world class casino, and an income tax free policy that has drawn one of the world's wealthiest populations. >> bonjour. >> reporter: yet this tiny european city state, less than one square mile, boasts not only a palace that dates back to the 12th century, but also a tale of love at first sight. >> there's a famous picture of my -- i think it's famous, i don't know. you can tell me that. there's a picture of my parents exchanging the glances with the
view of monaco in the background. >> reporter: this is the kind of view that could make you fall in love. just looking out here. and of course, the parents of prince albert, who now rules over this country, where prince renee and the american born grace kelly. ♪ >> tiny monaco took on hollywood overtones when grace kelly was greeted as she arrived for her marriage. >> reporter: their 1956 wedding was the stuff of fairy tales. the dashing 32-year-old prince and the beautiful 26-year-old commoner. but she was already hollywood royalty. the star of celebrated films like the thriller "real window" with jimmy stewart. >> if your opinion is as rude as your manner, i don't think i care to hear it. >> come on, simmer down. >> want a leg or a breast? >> reporter: "to catch a thief"
with carey grant. >> you know as well as i do, this necklace is an invitation. >> i'm not. >> reporter: and "the country girl" with her oscar winning turn as the wife of an alcoholic played by bing crosby. >> who's the guy you want to get back to? >> frank, i'm warning you, i'm going to hit you with the first thing i pick up. now get dressed! >> have you chosen a name for your baby? >> no, we haven't decided on any names. >> reporter: she gave up her career to raise their children. albert and his sisters, princesses caroline and stephanie. family photos affectionately preserved in her personal albums. what was she like as a mom? >> she was a very loving and caring mother, and she not only made sure that she gave us enough attention and enough love
and we had everything we needed, but she was so caring toward other people, too. >> reporter: and she never forgot her old film world friends. did she bring people into the palace that you remember specifically? >> of course. alfred hitchcock, gregory peck, kirk douglas, frank sinatra. how could you forget him? >> is it true carey grant used to tell dirty jokes? >> oh, yeah, yeah. he and my father used to have a field day telling jokes. >> reporter: the prince gave us a rare personal tour of the palace. >> this is the north gallery. so facing the harbor area. >> reporter: look at that beautiful view. that is such a stunning portrait. >> that was a portrait of my mother made by the american artist ralph cohen shortly after her wedding. >> reporter: her history is carefully preserved here. childhood photos, letters, even her passports.
and her clothes and jewels. the diamonds she wore during a visit with the french president charles degal. the gown she wore to accept her oscar. and a dress from high society, along with her engagement ring from the prince, we she actually wore in the film. but prince albert and his south african born wife, charlene, are memory lives on in another way. what does this evening mean for you? >> well, it's to celebrate princess grace's living legacy, supporting the up and coming artists, emerging talents, and giving inspiration to many others. >> princess grace died from injuries she suffered in a car accident yesterday. >> reporter: prince albert says after his mother's death, his
father began the princess grace foundation, usa, to give scholarships to students in the performing arts, because she had long provided private support to struggling newcomers. >> she knew what young artists go through and what their aspirations are. and sometimes they don't have the means to continue their careers. >> reporter: through fund-raisers like this one last fall in new york, the foundation has given more than 850 grants over almost 35 years. one recipient, tyler peck, now a principal dancer at the new york city ballet, performed at the gala with her husband, robert fairchild. ♪ i thought i was struck by lightning ♪ winners include oscar isaac, seen in "star wars" films. and a roster that boasts emmy, tony, oscar, pulitzer and macarthur grant winners.
just last year, two princess grace award recipients, costume designer paul taswell, and actor leslie odom, jr., won tony awards for their work on the musical "hamilton." >> it was an encouragement, a wink from this industry that i love so much and this business i was preparing for, saying we believe in you. and there might be a place for you here. >> reporter: as for prince albert, do you have a favorite grace kelly film? >> i kind of hesitate between "high noon" and "rear window." >> it's right off the paris plane. do you think it will sell? >> reporter: he says with grace kelly's last film made 60 years ago, he marvels at the fact that his mother is still so revered. >> it's incredibly rewarding and touching to see that, how people still admire her and that her name still resonates today.
if you missed it, the end of sunday's oscar telecast was like a scene out of a bad movie. they gave the award for best picture to the wrong picture. the accounting firm in charge of the envelopes is apologizing, and kevin phraseer -- frazier of entertainment tonight has more. >> reporter: price waterhouse coopers has been handling the envelopes at the oscars for more than 80 years. when they realized the mistake, they raced on stain. >> this is not a joke. i'm afraid they read the wrong thing. >> reporter: the stunning moment gave viola davis and emma stop a chance to show of what being a good winner looks like. >> oh, my goodness. i have to say it was a little bit exciting. >> god, i love "moonlight" so much. i'm so excited for "moonlight." >> reporter: a "la la land" producer made the announcement. >> "moonlight," best picture.
>> reporter: the presenter saw it go down backstage. >> i actually heard the stage manager was standing in front of me saying no, no, no. >> reporter: this grim faced man has walked on stage with the stage manager. he represents the accounting firm that tabulates the results. he was confident talking to me. >> we have the key on us. we stand backstage and we hand the envelopes to the presenter before they walk out. >> reporter: warren beatty made it his mission to make amends. >> the stage manager said, mr. beatty, security would like to see the envelopes. warren said, i'm going to hold on to the envelopes and give them to barry jenkins at an appropriate moment. >> reporter: you think your monday is rough? our boss, president and ceo of cbs corporation, weighed in. >> i've never seen a screw-up this big, and i've been to probably a hundred award shows. it was utterly amazing. and once again, the accountants
have one job to do. that's to give warren beatty the right envelope. that's what these people are paid a lot of money to do. if they were my accountant, i would fire them. ♪ what a wags -- waste of a lovely night ♪ >> reporter: despite the nightmare, let's not forget the oscars made some dreams come true. as a teen, emma stone talked her folks into taking her to hollywood. and the drive of viola davis. >> i grew up in apartments that were condemned and rat infested. and i just always sort of wanted to be somebody. >> don't you think i had dreams and hopes? what about my life, what about me? >> so this is sort of like the miracle of god, of dreaming big, and just hoping that it sticks and it lands and it did. who knew? >> that's the "overnight news" for this tuesday. 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 don dahler. ♪ it's tuesday, february 28th, 2017. this is "cbs morning news." breaking overnight -- a plane slams into two southern california homes, killing three people on board. president trump addresses congress, tonight, mr. trump tries to sell lawmaker it's on his plan to keep the country safe. two, one, zero, liftoff. >> and fly me to the moon. that's exactly what spacex intends to do for two tourists payingop