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learn the signs at autismspeaks.org. today vladimir putin came as close as he ever has to acknowledging russian hacking, but denied his government is involved. here's homeland security correspondent jeff pegues. >> reporter: president vladimir putin today insisted that the russian government was not involved in hacking the u.s. presidential election. but for the first time he did acknowledge that individual russian hackers who are "patriotically minded" may have participated in what they
believe was the "good fight against those who speak badly about russia." but u.s. intelligence agencies disagree. they have concluded putin's government is behind the election hacking and disinformation campaign. >> he's trying to sort of create some plausible deniability. >> reporter: brett padres is a cybersecurity expert who has consulted for the cia. was there anything that he said that really surprised you? >> i think he might be concerned about some evidence that will be disclosed and he sort of wants to distance himself from those that might have been involved. >> reporter the obama administration was convinced of russian interference soon after the election and retaliated. it expelled 35 russian diplomats and seized russian compounds in new york and maryland. at the time director of national intelligence james clapper was surprised the russians didn't respond. no sort of reaction from them? >> it was very curious. >> reporter: the fbi's counterintelligence investigation is trying to determine whether the russians were given assurances by people associated with president trump. >> well, the allegation is that
there was perhaps an agreement, a wink. >> reporter: for his part, putin today called president trump a "straightforward and frank person." he said the hacking allegations are a plot to "create an atmosphere that makes it impossible to solve common problems." those problems include the two compounds in new york and maryland which, of course, the russians want back. anthony, the trump administration and the russian government are now discussing the possibility of their return. >> jeff pegues. thanks, jeff. former fbi director james comey will testify in the senate investigation of russian meddling in the u.s. election, and cbs news will bring that to you live next thursday morning. one of the president's campaign pledges went unfulfilled today when he signed a waiver keeping the u.s. embassy in israel in tel aviv for another six months. mr. trump had vowed to move the embassy to jerusalem, which would infuriate the palestinians, who consider it their capital.
while in the rose garden the president said he was monitoring an attack on a tourist resort in the philippines. cell phone video shows people running frantically from resorts world in manila after hearing shots and seeing fire in the casino. this appears to have been a robbery, not terror. no serious injuries. lebron james is playing the nba finals tonight, but basketball isn't the only thing on his mind in a week when hate has been on display in places like washington, portland, and los angeles. here's jericka duncan. >> racism will always be a part of the world, a part of america. >> reporter: when lebron james speaks, the world listens. at an nba championship press conference james responded to his l.a. home getting spray-painted with the n word. >> no matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people
admire you, you know, being black in america is -- it's tough. >> reporter: it's one of many recent crimes that have become more public and brazen. yesterday someone left a noose at the national museum of african-american history and culture in the segregation exhibit. >> a noose is not simply something that is a symbol. it really is something for me that symbolizes loss. >> reporter: lonnie bunch is director of the museum. >> i'm a historian. so the one thing i know, that as america has evolved and improved race is still a major factor in america. >> reporter: hate crimes like this are on the rise, up 6% in 25 of the largest cities in 2016. african-americans are the most common target of hate crimes, at nearly 30%. in march james jackson got on a bus from baltimore to new york city to target black people. he ended up killing 66-year-old timothy caughman for no other reason.
>> talking that [ bleep ] stupid spanish around here. >> reporter: and lately several videos have gone viral of people spewing hateful speech on a daily basis. >> my hope is that a museum like this ultimately is a place that allows america to find common ground, maybe understanding, and maybe just maybe a little bit of healing and reconciliation. >> reporter: the noose at this museum was the second such incident on smithsonian grounds in less than a week. saturday a noose was found hanging on a tree near the hirshhorn museum. anthony, both cases are still under investigation. >> jericka duncan. thank you, jericka. coming up next, the latest annoyance. robocalls that go right to voicemail. and later, the album that expanded the boundaries of pop. 50 years ago today. ♪ would you stand up and walk out on me ♪
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robocalls are asking the fcc for permission to use a new technology that allows them to stop ringing your phone. instead they want to go directly to your voicemail. here's anna werner. >> this is susan with credit card relief. >> you qualify for a 75% savings. >> reporter: marketing calls usually make your cell phone ring, but if the fcc rules in the companies' favor, those credit card, financing and debt collection calls could legally go straight to your voicemail box in unlimited numbers. marketers like josh justice, who runs ringless voicemail firm stratics networks, says that's a good thing. why? >> you go to put your baby to bed and your phone rings and you're being solicited something. a ringless voicemail drop is a non-intrusive alternative to this robocall. >> reporter: the companies are arguing to the fcc that since the phone never actually rings that their ringless voicemails
should not be regulated by the 1991 telephone consumer protection act, a move supported by the republican national committee, which said regulating the practice might affect political outreach campaigns. >> that's even more invasive, more time-consuming, and more annoying in some ways than a standard phone call. >> reporter: consumer advocates say not regulating would be the wrong call. margot saunders is with the national consumer law center. >> they want to be able to reach us without consent, and they want to be able to reach us without our telling them "stop." >> reporter: the fcc does not comment on open petitions, but chairman ajit pai told us recently about robocalls in general. >> this is the number one source of consumer complaints to the fcc. it dwarfs anything else that we get. >> reporter: well, you can give the fcc your comments, but tomorrow is the last day for public comment, so you can find a link to their comment page and instructions on how to do it at cbsnews.com. anthony? >> anna werner. maybe you can leave a voicemail
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building highway 1 along california's rugged coast was a remarkable feat of 20th century engineering. now 21st century engineers are trying to figure out how to repair a section wiped out last month by a landslide. john blackstone's there. >> reporter: the dramatic stretch of california coast known as big sur is particularly scenic from the air. and right now almost the only way to get there is by air. looking down here now, you can really see where the highway just hugs the edge. the single road into big sur, california's coast-hugging highway 1, is blocked to the north by a collapsed bridge and to the south by an enormous landslide. what were you thinking when you came out and saw this for the first time? >> oh, my god. plain and simple. >> reporter: doug cook is an engineer with the state highway agency caltrans.
when you're standing here trying to figure out how you connect this part of the road to that part of the road? >> that's the easy part. we have to stabilize the mountainside before we address the road issue. >> reporter: a usgs animation shows a gash in the hillside a third of a mile across and more than 1,000 feet high. highway 1 supports hundreds of tourist businesses like the restaurant nepenthe, with spectacular views, but it's now almost empty, dropping from 1,000 customers a day to just a couple of dozen. kirk gafill is general manager. have you ever had the thought to turn off the lights, lock the doors, go home for the summer? >> no, everything we're doing is fighting to stay open. that is our number one mission. >> reporter: tourists can still use parts of highway 1 both north and south of big sur, but anthony, some of the most striking scenery along this coast will remain out of reach at least for the next year. >> john blackstone, thanks. next, a pop masterpiece turns 50. guaranteed to raise a smile. ♪ sergeant pepper taught the band to play ♪
miss hoffman gets us to mathere safe every time. takes a lot of pe mrs. migliaccio teaches us all about fractions - and haikus - and the erie canal! miss reeves makes us sound amazing. and miss santoro always takes time to see how we're doing. miss simpkins keeps our school looking great. recess wouldn't be recess without miss basile. and mrs. mccarthy always has tons of good books to read. which makes for a pretty good day at school.
how else could we begin our final story but by saying it was 50 years ago today that the beatles buried their moptops and gave birth to "sergeant pepper." so let me introduce you to the one and only jim axelrod. ♪ >> reporter: it was a hit right out of the gate. 15 weeks at number one. four grammys, including album of the year. ♪ it was 20 years ago today ♪ sergeant pepper taught the
band to play ♪ but a half century and 32 million albums later, "sergeant pepper's lonely hearts club band" is something much more. "rolling stone" calls it's number one album of all time. ♪ sergeant pepper's lonely hearts club band ♪ tired of beatlemania, sick of touring, the beatles needed a break, and paul mccartney had an idea. >> we needed to get away from ourselves. how about if we just become sort of an alter-ego band? >> reporter: influenced by the beach boys' "pet sounds" and instruments and technology that stretched what pop music could sound like, "sergeant pepper" used everything from a 40-piece orchestra on "a day in the life" -- ♪ i read the news today oh boy to a harpsichord on "fixing a hole." ♪ and there were other influences
as well. >> and sergeant pepper owes a lot to drugs, to pot and stuff. that was us getting into that. ♪ picture yourself in a >> although john lennon always said "lucy in the sky with diamonds" found its source in a drawing by his son, not as a reference to lsd. ♪ lucy in the sky with diamonds ♪ even the cover became iconic. the evolved and mustachioed beatles standing next to the moptop lads as well as marilyn monroe, bob dylan, laurel & hardy, and sigmund freud among others. a critic once said the closest western civilization has come to unity in the last 200 years was the week "sergeant pepper" was released. hyperbole perhaps, but 50 years later you kind of get his point. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. and that's the overnight news for this thursday. for some of you your news continues, but others check back later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm anthony mason.
>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." hi, everyone, and welcome to the overnight news. i'm demarco morgan. criticism is rolling in like thunder clouds from across the world after president trump announced he's pulling the united states out of the paris climate accord. the agreement signed by every nation on earth except two called for voluntary standards to reduce greenhouse gases. and the goal is to slow the increase and the world's temperature. mr. trump called it unfair to the united states and american workers. chip reid has the story. >> the united states will withdraw from the paris climate accord -- >> reporter: the president's announcement was exactlywhat
conservative activists in and out of his administration were hoping to hear. but the president left the door open a bit, making clear that during the four years it takes to formally withdraw from the agreement he'll try to get a deal that he says would be fair to the u.s. >> this agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the united states. >> reporter: the paris accord, he said, would lead to the loss of millions of american jobs and redistribute u.s. wealth to the rest of the world. >> we don't want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore. and they won't be. >> reporter: mr. trump's decision followed a spirited debate. chief strategist steve bannon and epa administrator scott pruitt successfully led the argument to get out of the agreement. secretary of state rex tillerson and the president's daughter
ivanka tried but failed to convince mr. trump to stay in. in a statement the leaders of italy, france, and germany said they regret the president's decision and urged other nations to speed up their action to combat climate change. the heads of most major u.s. corporations also wanted mr. trump to stay in the paris accord. elon musk, ceo of tesla and spacex, tweeted that he is departing two presidential councils adding "climate change is real." ge ceo jeffrey immelt tweeted he's disappointed and that industry must now lead and not depend on government. president trump did not mention president obama by name, but criticized his administration for failing to put america first when it negotiated the deal. >> i was elected to represent the citizens of pittsburgh, not paris. >> reporter: in a statement mr. obama responded. "even as this administration joins a small handful of nations that reject the future, i'm confident that our states,
cities, and businesses will step up and do even more to lead the way." in a dig at president trump the democratic mayor of pittsburgh sided with mr. obama, writing in a tweet, "i can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of the paris agreement for our people, our economy, and future." and anthony, the president of france said late today, "on climate there's no plan b because there is no planet b." one of the architects of the paris agreement is former secretary of state john kerry. he discussed the news with anthony mason. >> mr. secretary, you call this an unprecedented forfeiture of american leadership. what do you mean? ptogether working for decades ad the united states of america takes the leadership in order to join with china, the two largest emitters in the world of carbon emissions, to say we must begin to reduce, and then to have a president stand up and simply unilaterally walk away from that without scientific basis, not
based on facts in terms of our economy, the truth is the president -- no country is required by this agreement to do anything except what that country decided to do for itself. so donald trump is not telling the truth to the american people when he says we have this huge burden that's been imposed on us by other nations. no. we agreed to what we would do. we designed it. it's voluntary. and the president of the united states could have simply changed that without walking away from the whole agreement. do you think american businesses are going to flourish when they knock on the door of a country and they say, well, we want to give you a solar -- they're going to say, you guys just walked away from the deal. you're not committed to this. that's why major companies, among them exxonmobil, i mean major fortune 500 companies supported staying in the paris
agreement because we know what this means in terms of their job base, their growth and economy. >> the president said he was elected by the people of pittsburgh, not the people of paris. >> well, indeed. absolutely true. but there's nothing in what america has agreed to do in this that paris dictated. there's nothing in what america agreed to do in this agreement that came from france or came from britain or any other country. we are doing what america decided we could do and should do which is appropriate. >> he said he would honor the timetable for withdrawal, which would in effect take it past the next election, would it not? >> he said as of today he will stop the implementation. so it depends on what scott pruitt and the epa and others continue to do. tell me, where is the constituency in america to put coal sludge back into rivers and lakes? but that's what he's done. he signed the executive order to do that. where's the constituency to reduce the ability of cars to maintain lower automobile emissions? why would you want to get rid of that? what donald trump is doing is serving the polluters and
serving a narrow group of ideological interests. that's not leadership. that's abdication of responsibility. and this step does not make america first. it makes america last. >> mr. secretary, thank you. >> thank you. the embarrassment continues for former golfing great tiger woods. the latest, police in florida released three hours of video showing woods staggering around while under the influence of prescription drugs. jeff glor has his story. >> are you okay? what's wrong? >> what are we doing? >> the dashcam videos confirm what officers described in police reports earlier this week. >> mr. woods, you don't have to walk anywhere. >> reporter: tiger woods mumbled his words. >> [ mumbling ]. >> reporter: had trouble keeping his balance. and when asked to recite the alphabet became thoroughly confused. >> okay.
what were the instructions? >> not to sing the national anthem backwards. >> place your hands behind your back, okay? >> reporter: minutes later the officers made their decision. >> i'm placing you under arrest for the suspicion of driving under the influence, okay? >> reporter: this image of woods in handcuffs stands in stark contrast to him holding championship trophies. what his friends, fans, and fellow golfers are used to seeing. >> just the aura of the guy was so special. and i miss that out here because i really did want to play against him at his best, and i want him to be healthy. >> reporter: police say woods was asleep behind the wheel when they arrived around 2:00 a.m. monday. both driver's side tires on woods' black mercedes were damaged. >> have you had anything to drink tonight? >> i have not. >> are you sure? >> i am. >> 100%? >> 100%. >> have you taken any illegal drugs? >> no. >> have you taken any medication? >> yes. >> reporter: in a statement
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former fbi director james comey is set to testify next week on capitol hill on the ongoing investigation into russian influence of the election. one trump campaign aide under the microscope, carter page. page insists he's no russian spy and wants to testify before congress. but first he sat down for an interview on "cbs this morning." >> let's begin with this question. did you have conversations with russian agents, did you talk about sanctions and did you collude with them? >> charlie, across the board no. >> no contact with russian agents? >> well, the term agent. right? i think people are per various testimony, they're sort of looping in even media people in the russian media as agents. >> the fbi must have thought so
because they went and sought a fisa warrant about you. >> charlie, all i know is what's in the press, right? and there's been a number of reports saying that fisa warrant was based in part on that dodgy dossier. i'm hoping we can get some disclosure on that and -- >> what do you know that's relevant? to this russian probe question. what do you know that's relevant? >> well, i know that everything -- or a vast majority of what's been out there from the get-go is completely false and misleading. >> what exactly did you do, carter, for the trump administration? sean spicer at one time just called you a hanger-on and that you were sent cease and desist orders. were you sent cease and desist orders? but first of all, exactly what did you do for the trump administration and how did you become involved with them? >> just to be clear, i've never -- >> campaign. >> i was an informal unpaid volunteer. and at the end of the day what did i do?
literally someone who is putting signs on yards in idaho did more than i did because everything that was -- i was constantly getting badgered by all this -- all these fake allegations about my supposed interaction with russian sanctioned officials, et cetera, as per the dodgy dossier. >> but how do you go from an unpaid volunteer you that said low level, to a foreign policy adviser for the trump campaign? how does that happen? what are your qualifications? i'm trying to figure out who you are and what you did. >> well, in terms of how i -- i've been involved in foreign policy issues going back to my days at the naval academy. i was a arms control negotiations action officer in the pentagon. i've done energy deals around the world, middle east. >> and that leads you to the trump campaign how? >> well, i never wanted to tie
people into this big controversy, this fake controversy, but there is a false report last week saying that i was -- i walked in off the street and i talked with ed cox, who's the chairman of the new york republican party here, and he ended up having a conversation with them to set the record straight that it was he that introduced me. >> let's set the record straight. you say you've never met either candidate trump or president trump. >> that's correct. >> why is president trump defending you and naming you on twitter like he did yesterday? >> i think it really reflects the support he gives to americans in general. right? i don't know. it is extraordinarily -- >> so you welcome that support by president trump? >> what's that? >> you welcome that support? >> i wish he didn't have to support me. i mean, he's basically sticking up for civil rights in the united states.
given the -- >> why did you meet with the russian ambassador? >> i -- meeting is a technical term. i said hello to him a couple times at a conference at the -- at cleveland during the convention. and -- >> you only met with him one time? >> well, i mean, he was around for several days. right? and i -- again, i don't like talking about confidential information. everyone who was in that meeting had agreed it's off the record and they're not going to disclose that -- >> do you believe the russians tried to influence the american election? >> i think the influence that was taken by the obama administration actually had a much bigger -- >> no, but i'm asking about the trump election campaign. >> i don't have any -- >> do you think the russians tried to influence the election between trump and hillary clinton? >> i haven't seen any information -- >> you've never seen any information or heard any information that would suggest that? >> i've seen a lot of information -- >> you don't believe it? or do you believe it?
>> the assessment of the u.s. intelligence community. >> i think there is -- similar to where i didn't necessarily agree with the consensus of the intelligence community in 2003 leading up to the iraq war -- >> okay. that's a different thing. the question now has to do with russian intent to meddle in the u.s. elections. all of the u.s. intelligence agencies believe they made that attempt, to meddle. now, the question is do you believe that? >> well, i think there's been a lot of meddling by the -- >> do you believe that the russians tried to meddle in the election as the u.s. national security agencies do believe? the cia and nsa and others. >> you know, charlie, in 1998 senator -- >> a simple yes or no. yes or no? >> i think secrecy -- we don't have the information. it's like senator moynihan -- senator moynihan told you in '98. you know, secrecy is all about government telling you what you may know. we haven't -- i haven't seen enough information -- >> republicans and democrats agree on this, that they did try
to influence the election and you're sitting here with us saying i don't know? >> well, i think there is also a consensus during the iraq war -- >> we're talking about the russian effort on a very serious issue for lots of americans and lots of politicians in washington. >> i think it would be serious if there were serious -- >> why is it hard for you to say? >> well, it's hard for me to say because i see a lot of evidence of potential collusion and also influence on the election by false propaganda and false information against -- attacking me and a lot of people that were supporters of the trump campaign, which is unfortunate. >> and now you're welcoming the chance to tell your side of the story to clear your name. >> i hope i can. russian president vladimir putin is again denying that the kremlin led the efforts to influence the u.s. election. but now he says there may have been some russian patriots acting on their own. president trump also denies
there was any russian involvement, and since the start of the presidential campaign has voiced his admiration for putin. someone else that seems to admire mr. putin, hollywood director oliver stone. he's got a new project called "the putin interviews." here's a preview. >> and in 2012 you run for president and you win by 63%. >> right. >> three times president. five assassination attempts, i'm told. not as much as castro, who i've interviewed. i think he must have had 50. but there's a legitimate five i've heard about. in other words, you trust your in other words, you trust your security and they've done a great job. because always the first mode of
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been eating is a really refined, you know, fast processed bread that just -- it doesn't have much flavor and it doesn't have much nutrition. >> reporter: to make better bread he uses something that for now is hard to find in america. freshly milled flower that is not stripped of grain's vital nutrients. >> milling fresh flour is just like grinding fresh coffee or fresh spices. it's a much stronger flavor and aroma. depending what grains we're using and what kind of bread we'll give you, we'll give you this very flavorful, really digestible highly nutritious local bread in the end. >> reporter: you may be thinking robertson is just another san francisco foodie pushing another artisanal fad. but he's just one of a group of bakers around the country changing the way they make bread, and science is on their side. >> you'll recognize the sort of all-purpose flour, your normal pure white flour. >> reporter: david killalay is a scientist at children's hospital oakland research institute. so in the white flour we're
accustomed to, when you tested that there's -- >> there's not much there. it's mostly sugar. >> reporter: all-purpose white flour was developed during industrialization to extend shelf life. but to make it last months or even years two main components of the wheat must be discarded, the bran and the germ. and that means losing most of the vitamins, minerals, and fiber. >> looking at the iron, copper, zinc, calcium, it is a really big difference when you go from all-purpose, which doesn't have very many of those minerals, to the whole grain, which has much more of it. sometimes double. for zinc four times the amount of zinc. six to eight times the amount of manganese. and all those minerals are essential for health. >> reporter: but the author of the best-selling book "wheat belly" dr. william davis told cbs this morning that "replacing white flour products with whole grains is simply replacing something harmful with something slightly less harmful and it doesn't mean that whole grains are good for you.
>> bread has had a pretty bad reputation for a while. >> yeah. right now it's definitely looked upon suspiciously. but at least in my opinion a lot of that has to do with the way the bread is made. if we could get people eating whole grains we would do a lot to address the actual missing nutrients in our population. >> reporter: but getting more whole grains into the american diet means changing the way flour is milled, distributed and stored. chad robertson is working on that, encouraging the development of more local small-batch flour mills. >> coffee's a really good example that i always go back to. 20 years ago everyone would be grinding coffee fresh in their house. all overt country people know what fresh ground coffee smells like and that was a quick transition. >> reporter: with the opening of his san francisco restaurant the manufactory, robertson hopes to be part of a similar transition, to a day when it's not necessary to go to a high-end bakery to get bread this good.
a study published in the "new england journal of medicine" found that drugs made from a marijuana compound can reduce seizures in kids who have severe epilepsy. chief medical correspondent dr. jon lapook has the story. >> reporter: when desmond phillips had his first epileptic seizure he was just eight months old. >> up until then he was a happy healthy boy. >> did you have fun? >> reporter: ruly and corinne phillips are his parents. >> he's not able to breathe. it stopped for a moment and then it started again. >> reporter: after that the seizures never really stopped. sometimes 20 in a week. in 2011 at its worst more than 2,700. >> it really affects quality of life. >> there's really no quality of life under those circumstances. >> what's that like for you as
parents? >> we didn't really have a lot of hope when he was undergoing so many seizures. >> how did the seizures affect his life? >> he can't really communicate. >> age 2 his seizures got so bad he actually started regressing. he's funny, he's happy, but he doesn't always get it. >> hey, you. >> reporter: one after another anti-seizure medications failed. >> come. >> reporter: in 2014 doctors at nyu langone medical center put desmond on cannabidiols, or cbd, one of the compounds in the marijuana plant. cbd does not induce a high. this week's study of 120 children with a rare form of epilepsy found those who were given cbd along with their standard medications had a nearly 40% reduction in the frequency of seizures. >> we just didn't know what the placebo response was. >> reporter: dr. oren davinsky directs the nyu comprehensive epilepsy center at nyu langone and led the trial. >> after so much time, literally 4,000 years of anecdote and belief, we now have scientific rigor.
we have evidence. >> reporter: desmond is now 9 and can go days without a seizure, sometimes weeks. >> our son is actually starting to emerge. >> i just had the best mother's day ever. he did the carousel. and just having fun with the kids outside on a gorgeous day without having to worry about des having a seizure. >> he was smiling. he was laughing. he was enjoying life. >> are you ready to go home? i know you're not. >> he's like the best hugger. he gives you these big hugs. >> reporter: though the family says desmond has had no problems with the medication, side effects like fatigue and gastrointestinal symptoms were more common with cbd than placebo. the study was funded by the pharmaceutical company that makes the medication. it plans to file for fda approval later this year. dr. jon lapook, cbs news, new york. >> ready? >> that's the "overnight news."
captioning funded by cbs it's friday, june 2nd, this is the "cbs morning news." the president pulls out of the paris agreement promising -- we'll see if we can make a deal. if we can, that's great. if we can't, that's fine. >> but now world leaders say negotiations are over. they're bucking the president and businesses are backing away from his administration. and at least three dozen people are dead and many more injured after a gunman stormed a manila