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mason has that and more, take care >> mason: diagnosis-- anemia. short on support for their health care bill, senate republicans put off the vote and rush to the white house. >> so we're going to talk, and we're going to see what we can do. we're getting very close. >> no action is just not an option. >> mason: also tonight, a massive cyberattack. hackers shut down government and corporate computers around the globe. the white house warns assad he'd pay a heavy price for a chemical weapons attack. our holly williams is inside syria. children at risk. >> truck drivers that are driving heads of lettuce actually have to meet higher safety standards than the people that drive our children.
>> mason: and the bidding price fair piece of disco history reaches a fever pitch. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> mason: good evening. i'm anthony mason. the senate health care bill is in a politically-induced coma. republicans couldn't come up with enough votes from their own party to pass the alternative to obamacare today. so they put off the vote until after the holiday break. an embarrassing setbacks for the g.o.p. leadership. here's chief congressional correspondent nancy cordes. >> we're delaying the process so that we can close those remaining issues. >> reporter: the senate's republican leader postponed the vote in the face of mounting opposition from his own party's lawmakers, like maine's susan collins. >> it's evident to me that there are a lot of concerns. i'm not the only one by any means-- about the senate bill.
>> reporter: they discussed those concerns in a late-afternoon meeting with the president, who downplayed the party divide. >> so we're going to talk, and we're going to see what we can do. we're getting very close. >> reporter: but he finds himself short on outside allies. the conservative club for growth panned the g.o.p. plan today saying it "would make our failing health care system worse." and even as white house officials lobbied reluctant republicans, g.o.p. governors hit capitol hill with the opposite message. >> i want to make sure we're treated fairly. >> reporter: florida's rick scott and ohio's john kasich said the bill's deep medicaid cuts could tie their hands. republican leaders say that their bill gives governors like you more flexibility when dealing with the medicaid population. >> well, they give us a little bit more flexibility but no money. the whole key was we need not only flexibility but we need the resources. >> reporter: the biggest blow came yesterday when the
nonpartisan congressional budget office projected the bill would add tens of millions to the ranks of the uninsured. the c.b.o. also warned because of the bill's cuts to tax credits, few low-income people would purchase any plan at all. >> the ultimate reason this bill failed is because the american people just didn't like it. >> reporter: g.o.p. leaders say they are not giving up, that they'll spend the rest of the week trying to come up with solutions to the concerns their members have raised. but then they'll need to rewrite the bill and have it reanalyzed by the c.b.o., a process that could take several weeks, anthony. >> mason: nancy cordes at the capitol. thanks, nancy. and now to the white house where tensions between the administration and the news media are growing. major garrett is there. >> so i'll ask the press to leave. i greatly appreciate you folks being here. >> reporter: president trump tried to make nice with the press this afternoon hours after assailing cnn on twit perupon request "wow, cnn had to retract
big story on russia with three employees forced to resign," the president wrote. "what about all the other phony stories they do? fake news." cnn retracted and apologized for an online story linking former trump aid brian karem scar with a russian bank. scaramuci accepted the network's apology but deputy white house press secretary sarah huckabee sanders pounced. >> we've been going on this russia trump hoaxz for the better part of a year now with no evidence of anything. america is, frankly, looking for something better. >> reporter: last year a gallup poll found only 32% of americans had a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media. among republicans, the number was 14%. but the white house has credibility issues of its own. "the new york times" has accused the president of saying something false every day for the first 40 days of his administration.
"there is simply no precedent for an american president to spend so much time telling untruths ""the times" wrote last week. "he is trying to credit an atmosphere in which reality is irrelevant." today, brian karem of sentinel newspapers vented his frustration with the trump press team. >> what you just did is inflammatory to people all over the country who look at it and say, "see, once again, the president is right and everybody else out here is fake media." >> reporter: the white house tried to use the cnn story to brand all russia-related news as phony. but, anthony, here's what's not phony: two congressional investigations and a special counsel probe into the matter. >> mason: major garrett at the white house. thanks, major. "the washington post" is one of the president's frequent targets. today, the paper reported mr. trump may be guilty of push something fake news of his own. a framed copy of "time" magazine dated march 1, 2009, with mr. trump on the cover, hangs in at least four of his golf clubs.
problem is, it's fake. before he ran for president, mr. trump did appear on "time's" cover in 1989. computers froze today at hospitals, governor offices, and multinational corporation held for ra ransom by cyber crooks ug a program called petya. elizabeth palmer reports the attack spread quickly. >> reporter: the malware crippled computers across ukraine, russia, the u.k., most of europe, and the u.s. disabling a vast range of automated systems in banks and airport, a construction company, a major law firm, and even grocery stores where customers were left with no way to pay. corporate titans were hit, too, including new jersey-based merck pharmaceuticals, the danish shipping company moller-maersk, and the russian oil giant rosneft. who done it.
carl herberger: what do you suspect? >> the suspicions are that thery say criminal motive. why? because they're asking for money. >> reporter: $300, to be exact. here's what an infect the computer tells the user to do-- pay up in the cryptocurrency bitcoin to get your files back. cyberattacks, say the experts, are here to stay, especially ransomware, and they could get much more sinister. >> you can imagine a future where maybe, conceptually, they are able to infect a defibrilator or insulin pacemaker or automobile, or something like this, which is the ultimate ransom. >> reporter: that's a terrifying prospect. >> and i think it's-- it's a not-unforecastable future. >> reporter: the experts also say that there was a software fix available to protect against petya, but not everybody has been keeping their cyber-security up to date. today's attack, anthony, should
be a wake-up call. >> mason: elizabeth palmer, thanks, liz. president trump afears have drawn his own red line over chemical weapons in syria. last night, the u.s. warned the assad regime it will pay a heavy price if it launches another chemical attack. david martin is following this. >> reporter: the white house warning was based on surveillance of shayrat airfield, the same base from which the syrian regime launched a deadly poison gas attack in april. the nerve agent sarin killed 87 people, including children. the u.s. military leitallated by firing 59 cruise missiles at the airfield. ever since, the base has been under intense surveillanceaise known location of chemical weapons. president trump's u.n. ambassador nikki haley told congress what u.s. intelligence has observed. >> they have seen activities that are similar to preparations are a chemical weapons attack,
much like what we saw on april 4. >> reporter: according to pentagon officials, an aircraft shelter, which once housed the syrian jet that carried out the chemical attack is once again in use. u.s. intelligence has also picked up an increase in communications by the syrian military unit responsible for chemical weapons. pentagon officials cautioned the intelligence does not add up to a smoking gun. still, the white house rushed out a statement warning that if the regime of bashar al-assad conducts another chemical attack, he and his military will pay a heavy price. ambassador haley expanded that to include syria's two main allies. >> the goal is at this point not just to send assad a message but to send russia and iran a message. >> reporter: about the same time haley was making that statement, syria's assad was being given a tour of russian aircraft at their main base in syria. just offshore, four u.s. navy ships armed with cruise missiles were operating in the eastern
mediterranean. twice as many as carried out the strike on shayrat airfield in april. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. >> mason: our holly williams has been given a rais rare look inside syria, where fighters backed by the u.s. have surrounded raqqa, which isis considers its capital. today, holly met with u.s. forces just outside the city. >> reporter: 12 miles north of the front line in raqqa, american marines and army engineers are replacing a shattered bridge. they've spent three days in the desert, coaxing the prefabricated steel into place. captain bobby murray based at camp lejeune, north carolina, told us the war against isis here in syria has left behind a deadly path of destruction. >> there used to be a lot of mines out here from isis, and we-- the engineers that we brought, along with our e.o.d. technicians, swept out the
field, made sure that it was safe. >> hit that truck. >> reporter: but just minutes later, a truck hit a mine less than a mile away. and the marines raced off to investigate. the driver miraculously was still alive. medic colton siegel treated him for laceration and concussion. khalil bozan is a fighter with america's syrian allies and said he was heading to the front line when he hit the mine. the marines found more mines and then detonated them. in the nearby village of nal aba'ra, they're grateful for american help, but there's very little optimism. nobody here would speak to us on camera because they still have family members living under isis control, and they're frightened of retribution. but off camera, they told us they have no running water, very little food, and their children are illiterate because the
schools have been closed for five years. america's attempts to win hearts and minds in the middle east have often been troubled, and after half a decade of civil war, syria's fractures may be beyond repair. holly williams, cbs news, nal aba'ra just north raqqa. >> mason: here at home, as the school year ends, camp season begins, but parents are sending their kids off on buses unaware of the serious risks they could face. here's kris van cleave. >> reporter: every day, 60 school bus drivers get into accidents. that's about 22,000 bus crashes a year, injuring thousands of students. but the problems are much worse than just traffic accidents. our cbs news investigation found a stunning lack of oversight of school bus drivers. on average, at least once a week, a driver is arrested for driving under the influence. >> i caught a big whiff of alcohol. >> reporter: or child pornography. >> and what was on that
computer? >> some underaged pictures. >> reporter: or even sexually assaulting a child. >> when when i look into her eyes i can still see it. >> reporter: this new york couple, who didn't want to be identified, told us their special needs dawforts assaulted behind a church by her driver. >> he would pick her up, make her get out of the expwus do whatever he wanted her to do. >> reporter: the family said the driver, reinaldo vega, should never have been behind the wheel. he had been arrest aid year earlier on suspicion of child abuse but was allowed to keep his job. the charges were eventually dropped but vega pleeppedded guilty to assaulting their daughter. >> this shouldn't have been an issue. he just shouldn't have been driving those kids. >> reporter: school bus drivers have to get a commercial driver's license, but bah because few drive cross state lines, many federal safety rules do not apply. while many would not be able to work for a company like greyhound, they could drive a school bus.
>> truck drivers driving heads of lettuce or television sets actually have to meet higher safety standards that the people who drive our children on school buses. >> reporter: this driver was busted for d.u.i. in connecticut, one of only two states keeping track of all drivers arrested on the job. 21 states told us no school bus drivers had been charged with d.u.i.sp in the past three years, but we found one such arrest in each of those states. >> there are no universal standards so there is nothing that will automatically disqualify a school bus driver who has an extensive criminal background or d.u.i.as or has caused crashes. >> reporter: alexander rodriguez was hired to drive a school bus in tennessee, even though his background check showed weapons and drugs in a school zone. a few years later he pleaded guilty to the statutory rape of a 15-year-old student who rode his bus. >> parents amy psalm when they put their children on school bus
that the drivers are safe. the parents really need to ba asking who is driving their children. >> reporter: last year, 90% of school districts report aid shortage of bus drivers. one of the largest companies has turned to craigslist to find drivers, even calling former employees, like kelly shane hooper, who was fired for child pornography. >> i got a phone call from my old job. they were offering me my old job back. "12.80 an hour." >> reporter: the school bus industry refused all of our requests for interviews. this child survived. the driver stayed on the job leaving parents wondering who is watching out for their children. kris van cleave, cbs news, rochester, new york. >> mason: and coming up next on the cbs evening news, growing complaints about the negative side effects of cosmetics. and later, a piece of hollywood history. it's the auction floor.
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>> mason: complaints about side effects from cosmetics more than doubles last year, yet, most of these products are still on store shelves. dr. tara narula has been following this. tara, what types of products are we talking about and what times of reactions are people having? >> we're talking about products we use every day, makeup, and perfumes and coloring products. they found from 2015 to 2016, adverse events doubled from 706 to 1500 in 2016. >> mason: which still doesn't seem like very many. >> it doesn't but the authors suggest we're seeing the tip of the iceberg, that typically research shows we get reports of under 10% of the total amount of adverse events. the reactions we're talking about range from skin itching, rashing, hair loss, allergic reactions and longer term concerns about cancer or
endocrine or hormone interruption. >> mason: what type of oversight is there? >> there's minimal oversight. when you look at how this industry is regulated, it's really self-regulated. they are self-policing, and the biggest issue is that manufacturers are not required to give consumer complaints over to the f.d.a. they don't have to report it. and so, what we have is a passive surveillance system where essentially the f.d.a. is waiting for consumer complaints or for complaints from public health officials or doctors, and then eliciting investigations. >> mason: so, tar awhat can disiewrms to protect themselveses? >> it's really hard for consumers to navigate the labels. so one of the things they can do is look for products that have the least number of ingredients, to limb the concern for reactions to ingredients. they can also look for products that don't have dooirkz fragrances or preservatives. the best thing the consumer can do is go to the f.d.a. website and file a report if they have an adverse event. what might be a rash for me might be a more serious problem for you and the only way the
. >> mason: three chicago police officers were charged today with conspiring to cover up the actions of a white cop who fatally shot a black teenager in 2014. the officers told investigator they say saw laquan mcdonald swing a knife at officer jason van dyke, but dashcam video showed van dyke shooting 16 times. he is charged with murder. a report out today says u.s.a. gymnastics needs a complete cultural change following a sex abuse scandal. a former federal prosecutor made 70 recommendations to protect young gymnasts. they include making sure adults are never alone with minors. former team doctor larry nasser will stand trial for othe the sl
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