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cbs cares. remember it is halloween here in new york city. across the nation, so many people attend the halloween parade here every year. and there are still so many people on the streets as you hear sirens constantly nearby us tonight. michelle miller is nearby with an update on some of those who were hurt today. michelle? >> reporter: jeff, at bellvue hospital, shy of three miles away from where at take occurred. this is a level one trauma center. the closest to the scene. five of the people who were injured, among those 12, more
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than 12 injured, were transported here by ambulance. for emergency triage. we know from our sources, that two were sent immediately to the or. but, we do not know the severity of their injuries. or their conditions. who don't know if, any of the five are among the eight known dead. we don't even know if the suspect is among those who were transported here. several of the other injuries, went, went to new york presbyterian hospital down in lower manhattan. and, as you can see, there is a police presence outside of bellvue hospital. we spoke to man of the people walking outside. they told us, there was a heavier than normal police presence inside. they are checking ids to make sure that people are who they are and where they're supposed to be. so the nypd, keeping a close watch here at this hospital.
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jeff. >> michelle miller, thank you very much. with an update on those bhu were hurt. major garrett has reaction from the white house tonight to what we saw here in manhattan. this afternoon. major. >> reporter: jeff, president trump has been briefed on the terrorist attack. and for the very first time through his twitter feed moments ago, gave it an isis inspiration, indirect isis linkage. the president writing we must not allow isis to return or return to our country after defeating them in the middle east or elsewhere. enough. a tweet from the president. earlier today the president made the first comment about the episode in new york saying looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. law enforcement is following this closely. then in all caps not in the usa. moments after that, the vice president mike pence also went on twitter saying he was saddened by the tragedy, offering prayers to the families. first responders and victims. adding those responsible must be held accountable.
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the very first within the white house to tweet on this. ivanka trump saying. heartbreaking news coming out of new york city. praying for the victims. jeff. >> major, thank you very much. more from near the scene of this terror attack today. in a moment. but for now back to anthony mason once again in new york. >> thank you, jeff. coming up next on the "cbs evening news," after indictments and a guilty plea, president trump tries to distance himself from the mueller investigation. and, social media executives tell congress, russian election hacking was a lot bigger than they thought. anif you've got a lifee. you gotta swiffer
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president trump today tried to put distance between himself and the investigation into russian interference in the election. this despite the indictment of his former campaign chairman, and a guilty plea by a former campaign adviser. major garrett reports what the president said today is at odds with what he said in the past. >> reporter: on twitter president trump falsely claimed paul manafort's alleged offense took place long before he came to the campaign. the indictment alleges paul manafort laid to federal officials and carried out a money laundering scheme as campaign chairman and while advising the transition. manafort pleaded not guilty to all charges. the president said few people knew george papadopoulos. a trump campaign foreign policy adviser who has pled guilty to
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lying to the fbi about efforts to contact russian interests for the campaign. march 2016, the president spoke to "the washington post." george papadopoulos, he's an oil and energy consultant. excellent guy. >> that same month. papadopoulos was photographed at a foreign policy meeting with candidate trump and future attorney general jeff sessions. the white house said mr. trump barely remembers papadopoulos. this was the president last week. >> one of the great memories of all time. >> today press secretary sarah huckabee sanders said the campaign turned over papadopoulos's e-mails to special counsel. communication between papadopoulos and sam clovis, trump campaign national co-chairman. the plea agreement citing eflt-mails said the campaign superviser told papadopoulos i would encourage you and foreign policy adviser to the campaign to make the trip to russia if it is feasible. but sanders tried to contradict that account today. my understanding is there wasn't encouragement. >> clovis nominated to top scientific post at department of agriculture, despite questions raised by top senate democrat on the agriculture committee, the
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white house see no reason to withdraw his nomination. >> major garrett again at the white house. thank you. social media executives told a subcommittee that russian linked accounts began trying to interfere with the election in 2015. and they kept at it long after the voting had ended. here is nancy cordes. >> we take what happened on facebook very seriously. >> reporter: executives from facebook, twitter and google told senators today that russian trolls were more prolific than they initially believed. posting 80,000 pieces of content on facebook alone. between 2015 and this summer. >> so this continued after his election? >> it continued until we disabled the accounts. >> most of the posts and ads originated from one office building in saint petersberg, russia where an operation
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innocuously named the internet research agency, uploaded 1,100 videos to youtube and published more than 131,000 divisive messages on twitter. facebookest mates up to 126 million users saw fake russian posts like this one, falsifying hillary clinton's records with vet claimed to come from texans for truth. all three tech giants say they have invested in staff and systems to keep bad actors out. >> we are committed to working every single day to get better at solving this problem. >> louisiana republican, john kennedy was skeptical. >> the truth of the matter is you have 5 million advertisers. that change every month. every minute. probably every second. you don't have the ability to, to know who every one of those advertisers is, do you? >> to your question seeing
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behind the platform to understand if there wore shell corporations of course the answer is no. >> bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation that would require social media companies to disclose who is paying for political ads. but, anthony, most of this russian material was free content. not paid advertising. making it that much more difficult to root out. >> nancy cordes on capitol hill. thank you. >> coverage of the terror attack in new york city continues in a moment.
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the toll in the truck attack here in new york city here today is at least eight dead. at least a dozen injured. with me, cbs and security analyst, paul violas. paul, you thing that the time was very specifically chosen. the location as well. >> no question about that. anthony, i think forensically when we take a look at what the agencies are going to do right now. who is going to be responsible. one part will be to go back, look at cameras. we have done an exceptional job. incorporate intelligence to see when this guy came. was he at the scene before today?
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i think you are going to find out he was. he picked it carefully it 3iz:00 in the afternoon. halloween. there is a lot of kids. and he intentionally targets the school bus. that school, that wasn't by happenstance. he clearly sat and scouted that area. and made sure that it was this particular time. >> this event occurred at 3:05. police responded quickly to this. in a way this probably was the most prepared police department in the country for an event like this. yes? >> yes, think about it, anthony. we see this. viewers see it. we live here or not. visit itting here. you've see the number of exercises the new york city police department depliz all the time. >> going on all the time. >> not by mistake. by design. so we should not be surprised by the expeditious manner and efficient manner in which they responded. >> as much as we heard people in the nypd say this is probably what they expected next. it is very difficult to guard against something like this? >> well especially when you start using vehicle as a weapon of mass destruction. we are going to come back. going to an lays this a little bit more the we are going to have to really examine if we are going to do something differently going forward when
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it relates to somebody renting a truck. i think there can be internal controls and report and i do th make changes going forward. interesting part here when he exits the vehicle and makes the proclamation. he is holding fake weapons. holding, a paint ball gun. pellet gun. >> he was not intending on living through this. he wanted suicide by cop. expecting the police to respond. no question about it. he was expecting to be shot and killed. >> important he is still alive. >> critical he is still alive. because now, we have the benefit of interviewing him. and garnering significant intelligence information based on who he knows and how he became radicalized in addition to huh he planned, why he planned this specifically. key information. we did not have that available to us in recent incidents over the last couple of years. do now. key. carefully chosen. time of day, location. highest return of investment. paul viollis. thank you. >> up next, jeff glor in lower manhattan with an update on the terror attack. >> announcer: this portion is sponsored by astrazeneca, visit us.
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back to lower manhattan. new york city going ahead with annual halloween parade with extra security tonight. an event that draws 2 million. marchers, spectators being held not far from the scene of today's terror attack. governor andrew cuomo urged new yorkers to be new yorkers and not let this attack change them. from what we have seen so far
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that is the case. many new yorkers out and about this evening. at least eight people were killed. at least 11 injured when a man driving a rental truck plowed into a bike path. and then crashed into a school bus this afternoon. police shot and wounded that suspect who had a paint ball and pellet gun with him. he is identified as 29-year-old sayfullo saipov originally from uzbekistan. described as a lone wolf terror attack. we will have much more on this story on our digital streaming network, cbsn on your local news and tomorrow morning on "cbs this morning." i will see you then, for now, in new york for anthony mason, i'm jeff glor. good night. welcome to the "overnight news."
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welcome to the "overnight news." i'm tony dokoupil. there was a halloween horror in new york city. a man in a home depot rental truck drove on to a crowded bicycle path, running down cyclists, joggers and petds as he went. at least eight people killed. more than a dozen hurt. police say it was a deliberate act being investigated as a terrorist attack. demarco morgan begins our coverage. >> be advised. multiple people on ground from chambers, halston to chambers. >> we need buses to chambers. i have got at least four on the ground. all four likely. >> just one person in custody. >> one perp in custody. >> reporter: it was just after
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3:00 p.m. when the horror began. >> reporter: just after 3:00 p.m. when the horror began. >> multiple casualties. mass casualty situation here. >> a rented truck from home depot drove 15 blocks down a bike path plowing through pedestrians. in a rampage police said was intentional. along the way the driver hit a school bus. nearby high school was getting out. the truck came to a rest at chambers street in lower manhattan. >> there was one female i saw near the body. she must have seen it actually happen. because she, she just kept screaming and, and it was, it was, uh. witnesses say the driver got out of his truck before being shot in the abdomen by police. >> i saw the guy with two guns running in middle of the street. i heard the gunshots each of went down because i was scared. >> schools were ordered locked down. beautiful halloween afternoon gave way to scenes of chaos.
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>> we seen a bunch of police and ambulance people they were running. a student at a nearby college -- >> in the bike lane, two body covered with white sheets. another body on the floor. home depot pickup truck crushed from running into a lagt post. he is 29 years old. a truck driver with addresses in florida and new jersey. this is somebody who doesn't seem to have an extensive criminal background. we found about four traffic tickets. so far that's it. but you can bet the fbi and nypd are digging into the person's background. 29 years old, and identified, and investigators believe that he was acting alone. and this was not part of some wider plot. but it is still early. official believe the 29-year-old, suspect, was acting alone when he drove that truck onto the bike path. federal intelligence officials will be combing through
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databases looking for lead on the suspect. for example, where he is traveled, who he has been in contact with. in addition to that. agencies will scrub their databases looking for any signs that he has been on their radar. they will also try to get their hand on some of his electronic devices and scrub them for information as well. was there something that he was searching for on their, on the internet. was there some one that he was communicating with. in the days and hours before this attack. on its face, this of course has the the hallmarks of the type of attack isis and al qaeda have called for and in cities everywhere across the globe have tried to guard against. what will likely help police in this investigation is that the suspect survived. but that of course depend on how much he cooperates. >> social media took center stage on capitol hill, as congress pressed its investigation into russian influence in our presidential election. lawyers for face book, twitter, and google. describe how the kremlin set up
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thousand of fake accounts and posted tens of thousands of ads and stories seen by nearly 130 million americans. nancy cordes reports. >> we take what happened on facebook very seriously. >> executives from facebook, twitter, google told senators today that russian trolls were more prolific than they initially believed. posting 80,000 pieces of content on facebook alone between 2015 and this summer. >> so, this continued after his election? >> it continued until we disabled the accounts. >> most of the posts and ads originated from one office building in st. petersburg, russia where an operation innocuously named the internet research agency, uploaded 1,100 videos to youtube and published more than 131,000 divisive messages on twitter. facebook estimates up to 126 million users saw fake russian posts like this one.
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falsifying hillary clinton's record with veterans and sclamd to k vet claimed to come from texans for truth. all three tech giants say they have invested in staff and systems to keep bad actors out. >> we are committed to working every single day to get better at solving this problem. >> louisiana republican, john kennedy was skeptical. >> the truth of the matter is you have 5 million advertisers. that change every month. every minute. probably every second. you don't have the ability to, to know who every one of those advertisers is, do you? >> to your question seeing behind the platform to understand if there wore shell corporations of course the answer is no. >> bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation that would require social media companies to disclose who is paying for political ads. but, anthony, most of this russian material was free content.
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not paid advertising. making it that much more difficult to root out. president trump was back on twitter taking aim at the special counsel's russia investigation. he skewered his former, foreign policy adviser, george papadopoulos, who has already pleaded guilty. the president called him, a low-level campaign volunteer, and a proven liar. what was he supposely lying about. major garrett has our story. >> reporter: he carried out a money laundering scheme during his campaign chairman while advising the transition. paul manafort pleaded not guilty to all charges. the president also said, few people knew george papadopoulos. a trump campaign foreign policy adviser who has pled guilty to lying to the fbi about efforts to contact russian interests for the campaign. march 2016, the president spoke to "the washington post."
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george papadopoulos, he's an oil and energy consultant. excellent guy. >> that same month. papadopoulos was photographed at a foreign policy meeting with candidate trump and future attorney general jeff sessions. the white house said mr. trump barely remembers papadopoulos. this was the president last week. >> one of the great memories of all time. >> today press secretary sarah huckabee sanders said the campaign turned over papadopoulos's e-mails to special counsel. communication between papadopoulos and sam clovis, trump campaign national co-chairman. the plea agreement citing eflt-mails said the campaign superviser told papadopoulos i would encourage you and foreign policy adviser to the campaign to make the trip to russia if it is feasible. but sanders tried to contradict that account today. my understanding is there wasn't
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this is the cbs "overnight news." more trouble between u.s. allies in the middle east, bahrain is now imposing visa restrictions on residents of qatar. they call ate security measure. it is the latest in the diplomatic dustup between qatar and neighbors who accuse the emir of supporting terrorism and being too cozy with iran. charlie rose sat down with the emir for 60 minutes. >> qatar, per capita the richest nation on earth. wealth reflected in the gleaming skyline of its capital its derived from the world's largest gas field. the country's existence threat end on june 5th. when the blockade was imposed by four countries that loom over qatar. a country that is smaller than connecticut, and has a population of 3 million. only 300,000 of whom are native
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citizens. in an instant, saudi arabia closed qatar's only land crossing. not long ago, hundreds of trucks a day flowed through this border post. now, there is only dust. qatar's young emir had to steady a stunned, skittish nation. >> more than 90% of our goods, food, medicine, comes from the land. and this was blocked. students were kicked out from those countries. patients were kicked out from hospitals. >> qatarans were ordered home? >> yes. in an interview in his office, the emir said he didn't see the blockade coming. >> charlie, it was a shock. it was a shock because few weeks before that we were meeting all of us together in one room including president trump. and we were discussing terrorism, financing terrorism, and nobody brought any concern from those countries, nobody told me anything.
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>> so this its a meeting in riyadh, saudi arabia, the president is there, no one suggested they had reason to launch an attack against you. >> nothing. it was actually the opposite. we were, praising each other. laughing with each other. discussing you know how to solve the terrorism that is a threat for the, the rest of the world. >> what do you think this is about? because this is a conflict that has as much power to disrupt the region as anything that happened politically in a while? so why are they doing it? for what purpose? >> they don't like our independence. our thinking. our vision for the region. we want freedom of speech for the people of the region the they are not happy with that. they think this is a thereto to them. >> qatar, the nonconformist of the region. an upstart that often refuses to
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go along with saudi arabia and the united arab emirates. and the in the mid 90s, qatar started satellite news channel, al-jazeera, irritant to autocratic regimes across the arab world. the list of complaints goes deeper. here its what they are saying. that you are supporting terrorism. that you support the muslim brotherhood. which they believe is against them. you are too friendly with iran. that, al-jazeera which you own stirs up trouble in the region. that you're financing islamist groups in syria, that you allow the taliban and hamas to operate out of doha. and that you are playing too many sides. and that the time has come to stop it. that's what they are saying. >> charlie, iran is our neighbor. by the way, uses a country we have lots of differences and foreign policies with iran more than them.
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but let me tell you one thing, charlie, when those countries are brothers, blocked everything, blocked medicine, blocked food, the only way for us to provide food and medicine for our people was through iran. absolutely not.about terrorism,- we do not, support terrorism. >> in july, after a year of talks, qatar finalized an agreement with the u.s. to combat terrorism financing it didn't sway the blockading countries. >> they're making demand of you, that shut down al-jazeera give them your word you are that supporting islamist groups. will you meet demand. >> our sovereignty is a red line. when you tell me to close a channel like al-jazeera, history will write, 50, 60, 70 years now it changed the idea of free speecht in the region. >> you are not going to shut it down? >> no. ♪
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♪ >> like saudi arabia, qatar officially adheres to ultrastrict form of islam. unlike saudi arabia, qatar per permits christians to practice faith in churches. saudi women gain the right to drive next june. women in qatar have been driving for decades. politically, qatar has also dismayed its neighbors. by talking to friend and foe. >> this is what its at the core, you are different from them. and they have finally said to you, you have to stop playing all sides. because it threatens us. and it competes with us. >> actually saying in a simple way, give up independence. the emir explained why one foe, taliban was invited from afghanistan to open an office in qatar. >> the reason they came here not because we asked them. >> other people. the united states.
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the united states wanted the taliban here. >> they wanted to have dialogue. they asked us if we can host them here. and, have the dialogue. so, that we hosted them here. this is the reason why they're here. >> when arab streets exploded across the region in 2011, qatar openly backed the uprisings that toppled long standing dictators. the upheavals unnerved saudi arabia and the united arab emralts. -- emirates. the difference between thusened and them during the arab spring. we stood by the people. they showed by the regimes. why did we stand by the people? they are asking for freedom. dignity. i feel that we chose the the right side. when we stood by the people. ♪ ♪ >> qatar began punching above its weight under the emir's father.
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sheik hamad, he took over in 1985. he pushed to make his country relevant and indispensable. qatar, a soccer lightweight, won the right to host the world cup in 2022, in a surprising and controversial decision. the most strategic move soon after 9/11 when the united states military pulled out of saudi arabia. qatar offered the americans a home. >> we told them welcome to doha, welcome to qatar. we have strategic partnership with you. we want this to be very solid. so we are friend. so you are welcome to qatar. >> qatar built the air base to american specifications. 365 days a year, 24/7, u.s., allied aircraft take off from qatar's desert to strike targets in afghanistan, iraq, syria. 10,000 americans and coalition forces operate out of the sprawling air base. it may be why president trump after initially tweet sag port
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of the blockade, now seems eager to end it. >> you have heard that the president said this cannot happen? >> i have heard that. heard that this cannot continue. it should end. >> we cannot tolerate an invasion from outside by our friends against another friend. >> he told me very clearly, i will not accept my friend fighting amongst themselves. >> you are fearful of that? >> fearful that if anything happens, ay military act happens, this region will be in chaos. >> it is said that the president has asked you to come to camp david. have you accepted that invitation? >> yes, i had, met with the president when high was in new york. few weeks ago. >> for the united nations. >> the united nations. the president showed he is committed to finding an end to the crisis. and, yes, it is true. he suggested that we come and i told him straight away. mr. president, we are very ready.
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i have been asking for dialogue from day one. >> what did countries say. >> supposed to beep very soon this meeting. but i didn't have any response. >> you can see the full report on our website, cbs news.com. the "overnight news" will be right back. and that's not a tissue protection. lysol kills over 100 illness-causing germs and viruses, even those that may cause runny noses. lysol. what it takes to protect. i'start at the new carfax.comar. show me minivans with no reported accidents. boom. love it. [struggles] show me the carfax. start your used car search at the all-new carfax.com. garden party for her birthday. a fabulous
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bustling cities. and fast trains. japan often seems ahead of the curve. but when it comes to wine, it's simply trying to catch up. >> my friend love wine. if my friends don't drink wine they're not my friends. >> melinda joe is a writer covering food and beverage scene in tokyo. >> for work? >> of course always. >> she says women are the reason japan has the hit a new wine consumption record every year since 2012. >> one of the reasons we see a lot of women drinking wine is because we see a lot more women in the work force with a lot more disposable income. this idea of look getting together with friend and drinking wine has become you know very common. >> per capita wine consumption in japan -- per year. but that's still a fraction of the nearly 12 bottles downed by americans or the whopping 56 bottles the french consume. >> why do you think wine was not a big deal with people here for
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so long? >> well because the the sake culture was so strong. younger people see sake more old-fashioned. wine a little more cosmopolitan. this is japan's wine country. yamanashi prefecture. with all the vine? yards popping uh, it's the napa valley of japan. though japanese wine has been historically considered bottom of the barrel. >> people never thought like we will make the great, great wine. >> iyana misana is winemaker at grace vineyard her family started in 1993. this part of japan gets nearly three times as much rain as california's napa valley. it is so wet and humid, they have to put little grape umbrellas on the wines so the fruit doesn't grow mold. >> how hard is it to make wine out here? >> to make good wine is very, very difficult in this climate
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condition. >> so it is a good thing these grapes known as koshu literally have a thick skin. grace vineyards wine is being exported to 20 different countries and winning awards. tourists are showing up to sam pull what is still a nfl tee. quality japanese wine. why do you think people are finding that they like this particular kind of wine? >> japanese wine is mysterious. >> mysterious. >> what is mysterious about it. off awe the taste. also very different from other wines. >> because it is meant stew perfectly pair with equally delicate japanese cuisine such as sushi and sashimi. for stores dedicated to domestic vintages. the idea of japanese fine wine is no longer a joke. >> the attitude towards japanese wine has been changing a lot. the reason behind that is mostly
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daylight savings time begins sunday. you know the saying, spring forward. fall back. that means you will be getting an extra hour of sleep if you want it. well some people in massachusetts want to give that hour back. meg oliver reports from a cranberry bog in acushnet, massachusetts. >> this is the time of year growers across new england are busy sun up to sun down harvesting cranberries in boggs like this. once the clocks turn back, they're up against an earlier sunset. something a state commission wants to change. massachusetts cranberry harvest peaks in the fame. >> imagine every hour of day light is precious for a cranberry grower. >> it is, it is. >> scott harding is one of many
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growers dependent on day lgt to get the job done. you have to quit sooner. have everything picked up before the sun goes down. >> this sunday the first day marking the end of daylight savings, the sun will set here at 4:33 p.m. but those long winter night could one day be a thing of the past. a report issued by a commission of state lawmakers found that by moving to the atlantic time zone, shorter winter nights would increase the state's competitiveness in attracting and retaining a talented work force. state senator, eileen donahue is the chair. >> we love to attract mill men als. they come to come and work. they don't like it when it is dark. >> when did you start researching this? >> back in the 1970s. >> dr. david prayerow is author of a book. changing time zblenz would have an imbakt on everything from transportation, finance. entertainment. >> every live tv show in new england would be one hour later. have the football games. the academy awards and things lieks that. last thing deep into the norng.
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>> could massachusetts do this alone. anything is possible. not whatty recommend. massachusetts is not a big state. people travel back and fort for work, shopping. a lot of activities. it would cause conclusion. if we went it alone. >> donahue wants new york and states to follow suit. many worry bringing more day light to the evening brings more darkness to the morning, increasing risk r foz school children. they will delay school start times to fix that. >> that's the "overnight news" for this wednesday. for others check back later for the morning news and of course, cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city. i'm tony dokoupil.
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this was an attack of . at least eight people are dead and nearly a dozen seriously hurt after a man drove a rental truck down a popular new york bike path. >> this was an act of terror and a particularly cowardly act of terror. >> investigators are now combing >> investigators are now combing through the driver's background. captioning funded by cbs >>od

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