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>> mason: stopping the next attack. homeland security considers drastic action. a possible ban on all electronic devices from some airports. >> our enemies are adaptive. we have to be adaptive, as well. >> i'm about to put you in jail. >> mason: a white officer threatens to jail a black man for jaywalking. he's the $17 million man, the president's former campaign chairman registers as a foreign agent. families sue the makers of a guardrail linked to highway deaths. >> it is causing horrendous damage. >> mason: and survivors open up about a taboo subject. >> it gives people permission to talk about it, which is often all we really need.
captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> mason: good evening. i'm anthony mason. just as the summer travel season gets under way, the department of homeland security is demanding that airlines and airports around the world tighten security to prevent terrorists from smuggling bombs in electronic devices. that will mean enhanced screening on many flights heading to the u.s. justice and homeland security correspondent jeff pegues has the details. >> inaction is not an option. >> reporter: the threat to aviation is so severe homeland security secretary john kelly issued this warning to airports and airlines operating overseas: >> those who choose not to cooperate or are slow to adopt these measures could be subject to other restrictions, including a ban on electronic devices on aircraft or even a suss suspension of their flights into the united states.
>> reporter: the new measures apply the flights to the u.s. from 280 airports in 105 countries. among the changes, enhancing overall passenger screening, increasing security protocols around aircraft and in passenger areas, expanding the use of bomb-detecting dogs, and perhaps most importantly, heightened screening of personal electronic devices. >> we are taking prudent steps to make aircraft more secure, to reduce insider threats, and to identify suspicious passengers. >> reporter: the enhanced security comes after u.s. intelligence determined more terrorists are learning how to build an explosive hidden in a laptop, like the bomb that detonated on a flight in somalia last year. in march the trump administration banned large electronics in the cabins of airplanes traveling to the u.s. from ten airports in africa and the middle east. the administration had been threatening to widen that ban to the concern of some other countries. today's action is seen as a
compromise. >> t.s.a. is always looking for the best capability. >> reporter: one new technology that may now be used, 3-d scanners that can better identify explosives in carry-on bags. the machines are being tested at phoenix international airport. steve karoly is an fran administrator at the t.s.a. >> the bad guy is very agile and always changing, where we need to be that agile. >> reporter: the security upgrades will not all happen at once. they'll be fazed in over time. anthony, there is something else that officials are concerned about, and that is the threat for potential hijackings. >> mason: jeff pegues, thanks, jeff. tomorrow the president's partial 90-day ban on travel from six mostly muslim nations goes into effect. these who already have visas or have business or family in the u.s. are exempt. this week the supreme court lifted most of the injunctions placed on the executive order.
the justices will consider whether it is constitutional in the fall. mr. trump is just five months into his presidency, but today his spokesperson, safe huckabee sanders said, of course he's running for reelection. there are still questions dogging his last campaign. former campaign chairman paul manafort revealed he made $17 million in two years while working for a ukrainian political party sympathetic to the russian government. this week he registered as a foreign agent. here's major garrett. >> reporter: justice department filings show paul manafort earned more than $17 million in consulting fees from the party of regions, a political party in ukraine with ties to the kremlin. manafort worked for the party from 2012 to 2014, but until this week, he did not disclose his activities as required by u.s. law. manafort's deputy, rick gates, also registered as a foreign ajet. gates was a prominent member of
the trump campaign and inauguration committee. manafort served as the trump campaign's chairman for three months. he resigned in august amid allegations he received more than $12 million in undisclosed payments from the party of regions. his work in ukraine has drawn scrutiny from congressional committees investigating russian meddling in the u.s. election. at a february press conference, the president talked openly about manafort's political work. >> and he said that he has absolutely nothing to do and never has with russia. >> reporter: the white house has tried to downplay manafort's involvement in the campaign. press secretary sean spicer. >> and then obviously there's been discussion of paul manafort, who played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time. >> reporter: but in addition to running the campaign for several months, manafort also remained an informal adviser to mr. trump after the election. in december he spoke with "cbs this morning" about his discussions with the incoming administration. >> were you lobbied for
foreign -- >> no. >> you won't lobby for any foreign clients? >> no. i haven't been a lobbyist in washington in 20 years probably. >> reporter: in a july interview with cbs news, manafort denied any connection between mr. trump and russia. >> so to be clear, mr. trump has no financial relationships with any russian oligarchs? >> that's what he said. that's what i said. that's obviously our position is. >> reporter: prosecutors in ukraine said this week there was no evidence manafort received illicit payments. anthony, a spokesman said manafort is not under justice department investigation and is cooperating with the house and senate russia inquiries. >> mason: major garrett at the white house, thanks. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell spent today working to revive the republican replacement for obamacare. he hopes to have a revised bill ready by friday so it can be considered when congress returns from its fourth of july break.
mcconnell postponed a vote on the republican plan yesterday because he could not muster enough support. turning now to syria, cbs news has learned the u.s. and russia are still communicating with each other in the fight against isis. at least san 6,000 u.s. troops e on the ground in syria and iraq. today holly williams met their commanding general. >> reporter: carved out of the desert in northern syria, a dirt airstrip for the u.s. military. and storage space for over 100 tons of munitions. this is an american logistics hub for the fight to retake raqqa, the so-called isis capital, which began almost a month ago. lieutenant general stephen townsend is the commander of the u.s.-led coalition the fight isis. >> hi, holly. it's good to see you. >> reporter: he came straight from a forward command post near raqqa. >> i think we're actually in the first 25 or 30% of the campaign for raqqa. we're just getting started good in raqqa.
[gunfire] >> reporter: as u.s.-backed fighters close in on isis from the north, they've also clashed with syrian regime forces, which are backed by russia. it's led to fears that the u.s. and russia could be drawn into a direct conflict, but the general downplayed that risk. >> we've worked out a de-con politics line with the russians and the regime, and they seem content to let us work on the raqqa problem, and they're drawing a line, and they're happy to work on their side of it, and we'll work on our side of it. >> reporter: general townsend promoted a young officer to first lieutenant today. >> in the army of the united states... >> i solemnly reaffirm... >> reporter: he acknowledged to u.s. that u.s. troops won't be leaving this country any time soon. >> i think u.s. troops will start leaving syria when isis is defeated. >> reporter: but isis will surely turn into an insurgency when they've lost all of their territory. >> yeah, i think that's the next stage of isis. we call that isis 2.0, an
insurgency, rural. so i think we'll still be here dealing with that problem set for a while. >> reporter: isis and its cult of barbarity may be difficult to eradicate entirely, but, anthony, raqqa was used as an operations base to launch terror attacks on the west, and the u.s. hopes by retaking the city it will prevent future attacks. >> mason: holly williams near raqqa. thank you, holly. a viral video on facebook shows a jacksonville, florida, police officer threatening to haul a young black man to jail after stopping him for jaywalking. did the low-level infraction warrant a high-intensity encounter? here's mireya villarreal. >> take you camera, and point it across there at the red hand. that is a crosswalk. >> reporter: moments after being stopped for allegedly jaywalking by jacksonville sheriffs deputy jack boland, 21-year-old davante shipman started to record the incident. >> watch my car. i'm about to put you in jail? >> for what?
>> disobeying a direct order. >> that's not resisting, officer. >> reporter: the interaction happened a week ago, and according to the sheriff's department, deputy boland was working a special program in a high-traffic area prone the crashes involving pedestrians. shipman believes this is about more than just a jaywalking citation. >> i was just stopped for being black and walking. that's how i feel. racial profiling, racial discrimination. >> you are being legally detained. if you don't, you are disobeying a direct order and i will put you in jail. >> reporter: but in florida jaywalking is a crime that could mean a citation and fine, not jail time. >> in the state of florida, you have to have an i.d. card on you identifying who you are. >> reporter: according to florida law, only motorists are required to have i.d.s on them, not pedestrians. the jacksonville sheriff's department says they are aware of the video and are conducting an administrative review. anthony, shipman was issued two citations totaling $198 in fines. >> mason: mireya, thanks. arizona's governor declared a
state of emergency today in response to a raging wildfire near prescott. 30mph winds have whipped up flames. 0,000 acres have burned. more than twice that has burned in utah along with 13 homes near the brainhead ski area. 1,500 people from been forced from their homes. near los angeles today, a fire broke out in the hills of burbank, forcing a number of homes to be evacuated. a new study today shows that levels of air pollution considered safe can still shorten life spans. the study also found the air in atlanta is among the worst in the country. manuel bojorquez is there. >> reporter: even on days when he can play outside, four-year-old reco lovett is never far from his inhaler. at age two he was diagnosed with asthma so severe, it sent him to the hospital nine times. marie lovett is his mother. >> he'll say, "i want to go outside." i'm like, "no, you have to stay in because it's hot," and i'll
say, "you'll start coughing." he knows what that means. >> reporter: that's because in cities like atlanta air quality puts them at risk, according to a new harvard study. researchers looked at 60 million senior citizens and found their long-term exposure to certain air pollutants increased the risk of premature death. those especially at risk, african americans and low-income communities. atlanta has one of the highest levels of air pollutants because of congestion. it's land-locked geography and heat. los angeles and parts of the nation's coal country are also particularly bad. lovett worries about the potential long-term impacts on reco's health. >> the most important thing is keeping him medicated, making sure he gets his medicine every day, and just try to keep the triggers down. >> reporter: the environmental protection agency says atlanta does meet smog standards, but, anthony, the study argues those standards should be revised and that cutting air pollution
nationwide by just a fraction could save 12,000 lives a year. >> mason: manuel, thanks. and coming up on the "cbs evening news," a type of guardrail used in more than half the country is at the center of two new lawsuits. and instead of a flu shot, would you prefer a flu patch? and i couldn't wait to get my pie chart. the most shocking result was that i'm 26% native american. i had no idea. just to know this is what i'm made of, this is where my ancestors came from. and i absolutely want to know more about my native american heritage. it's opened up a whole new world for me. discover the story only your dna can tell. order your kit now at ancestrydna.com. yet up 90% fall short in getting key nutrients from food alone. let's do more. add one a day 50+ a complete multi-vitamin with 100% daily value
>> mason: the families of three people killed in crashes last year involving a controversial type of guardrail filed lawsuits today in tennessee. here's transportation correspondent kris van cleve. >> reporter: this dash cam a shows the red s.u.v. wilbert byrd was riding in slamming into a guardrail in tennessee. instead of collapsing backward, the guardrail splinters, sending metal through the vehicle, killing the 69 year old. he's one of at least seven deaths in three states authorities linked to x-lite guardrails. >> losing a child is just the
most horrific, horrific thing that anyone can imagine. >> reporter: ladeana gambill's daughter and her friend jacob davidson died after their vehicle hit an x-lite guardrail that pierced the car. >> to think she died senselessly, that's why we want the bring awareness to this issue, so that other folks don't lose their children. >> reporter: video from lindsay transportation systems which makes the x-lite shows how it's supposed to work, telescoping backward to help absorb an impact. instead the tennessee department of transportation found in some high-speed crashes, the first section of rail can separate, allowing the next section to potentially spear a vehicle. the state sent this letter to federal regulators, expressing concerns about the device and is spending millions to remove all 1,800 of them from tennessee roads. there are 14,000 along roads in more than half the country, most are in these seven states.
gambill's attorney ted leopold. >> unfortunately because of the design effects in this system, it's causing just horrendous damage and deaths. >> reporter: federal regulators say nine states have either stopped buying or started replacing the devices, but anthony, lindsey's maker calls these allegations without merit and says the x-lite has passed crash and safety tests in accordance with federal standards. >> mason: kris, thanks. coming up next, a new way to give yourself the flu vaccine. who is done with treatments that don't give you clearer skin. be the you who controls your psoriasis with stelara® just 4 doses a year after 2 starter doses. stelara® may lower your ability to fight infections and may increase your risk of infections and cancer. some serious infections require hospitalization. before treatment, get tested for tuberculosis. before starting stelara® tell your doctor if you think you have an infection or have symptoms such as: fever, sweats, chills, muscle aches or cough.
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dr. jon lapook takes a look. >> reporter: as georgia tech engineer mark prausnitz watched his three children get flu shots, he asked himself a question: >> why do we need a needle that's an inch long to cross a barrier that is incredibly thin? so the thought was, let's make very small needles, let's make microneedles that can cross that barrier. >> reporter: traditional flu vaccine injections require a needle long enough to reach muscle, but prausnitz and his colleagues at emory university tried something new, delivering vaccine just inside the skin, using a small patch covered with microscopic needles that dissolve within minutes. the patch can be self-administered. >> if you zoom in and look at each of those individual microneedles, the height of each of those needles is equal to about the width of a piece of paper. >> reporter: their study of 100 volunteers found the patch was safe, causing mild itching and redness at the application site, and it was as good as a
traditional flu shot in stimulating an immune response in a blood test. researchers still have to plouffe prove the vaccine actually protects people from getting the flu. >> the next step is to study more people and make sure these initial findings are still correct in a larger population. >> reporter: 29-year-old daisy bourassa participated in the trial. >> i really foresee that this could be something that could be like amazon prime and you could get it at your doorstep and then do it while you're watching tv. >> reporter: prausnitz says if all goes well, he hopes the patch will be commercially available in five years. the vaccine holds up without fridge ration for up to a year. that could be a huge plus in the developing word. >> mason: jon lapook with a great invention. thanks, jon. author michael bond, the creator of paddington bear, has died. in 1956, bond, then a bbc camera man, purchased a lonely looking teddy bear for his wife and named it after london's paddington station.
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there. this project is not about death. this project is about life, and my work is about life. >> reporter: all these people, almost 200 of them, survived at least one suicide attempt. >> that's not supposed to happen to me. >> reporter: they agreed to let stage use their name, tell their stories and take a part rat for a project called "live through this." 50-year-old nancy nettles tried to overdose with pills. >> when i woke up, i was in a coma for three days. i realized that, okay, god, the universe did not see fit for me to like leave here the way i wanted to. >> reporter: what this project does is it gives people permission to talk about it, which is often all we really need. >> reporter: why did you change that technique where you look directly at the camera? >> there's something about looking into someone's eyes. there's an intimacy there. >> reporter: her goal is to get all of us talking about a
taboo subject. >> i'm going to make it okay. >> reporter: and challenge assumptions. >> i look happy right now, right? i look like a unicorn, but i've been struggling, you know, and sometimes i struggle more, and sometimes i struggle less. >> reporter: twice the now 33-year-old stage has tried to end her life. most recently 11 years ago. how did you survive it? >> with a lot of love from my friends. i got the help that i needed when i needed it. there's a real bravery and a courage to live threw an experience like that and stand up and go, okay, well, i'm going to keep on living now. >> reporter: yes, many of these people still struggle, but in their photos, you could also see the face of resilience. mark strassmann, cbs news, philadelphia. >> mason: a terrific project. that's the "cbs evening news." i'm anthony mason. thanks for watching. good night.
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