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e governor originally thought along the shore? >> there are going to be days when you have really ugly tides. that doesn't make it any easier on anybody. i lived through sandy. i lost half my house in sandy. i know how hard it is for people down here. >> reporter: several emergency management officials say it is still too early to know the full extent of the damage. scott, that's because they say about half the properties along the shore are vacant until the spring. >> jericka duncan reporting. thank you. the "cbs overnight news"
well today president obama all but endorsed hillary clinton. seven days before the first votes are cast in the race for president. this may be one reason why our new cbs news battleground tracker poll in iowa shows clinton and bernie sanders essentially in a dead heat. here is nancy cordes. >> let's go get them. >> reporter: with a week to go, bernie sanders is trying to emulate president obama's winning formula from eight years
>> we are from the bernie sanders campaign. >> reporter: in a pod cast interview with politico, the president rejected the comparison. >> no, i don't think that is true. >> and gushed about his former secretary of state. overlooked. eye for a long time and in a better. >> right. >> and -- you know, you are always looking at the bright, shiny object that people don't, haven't seen before. >> reporter: that bright, shiny object has convinced 85% of iowa democrats that he understand how they feel. compared to 65% who say that about clinton. in iowa falls today, kerry aldridge opened to sanders about her struggle to get by. >> i'm waiting for disability to come through. so my parents have to support me. it's just so hard. >> thank you. thank you.
>> reporter: it is clinton who has won the endorsement of iowa's largest newspaper. she is not a perfect candidate. "the des moines register" says, but no other candidate can match knowledge or experience. an argument clinton makes at every stop. >> we need a president who understand and can do all parts of the job. >> president obama isn't officially endorsing either candidate. but he made it pretty clear where he stands. calling clinton "wicked smart" and saying "she was a fierce competitor in 2008" who like ginger rogers had to do everything he did just backwards and in heels. >> the old ross perot line from '92. nancy, thank you very much. the race among the republicans nearly as close. our battleground tracker poll shows donald trump ahead of ted cruz, but within the polls
here is major garrett. >> we're in the final sprint. 172 hours. >> reporter: ted cruz and donald trump locked in a bitter fight for first in iowa. cruz tried to lighten the mood with a joke about trump's recent erroneous effort to second >> well, two corinthians walk into a bar. >> reporter: there is nothing light about this ad questioning trump's credentials. >> i'm pro-choice in every respect. >> does this sound conservative. >> i am pro-choice in every respect. >> reporter: trump hid cruz saying he would not support him as the the gop nominee. >> i wouldn't vote for him. i can tell you that. >> reporter: trump reversed course on backing cruz and offered this odd praise of his loyalists. >> i have the most loyal people. did you ever see that? where i could stand in the middle of fifth avenue and shoot somebody.
>> i will introduce someone who is very near and dear to my heart. >> reporter: iowa, joni ernst appeared with marco rubio. it gave momentum to a campaign vying for a strong third in her home state. >> she made a promise. i respect that. i was glad she was here to introduce us to the people of iowa. >> rubio supporters, define a strong finish in iowa anything above 15%. scott, that is a figure they argue would separate rubio from bush, christie and kasich and give him a shot at second place in new hampshire. >> major investigate, thanks. another new york billionaire, flirting with the presidential run, former mayor michael bloomberg, democrat turned republican, turned independent. so we will turn to our cbs news political director and anchor of "face the nation" john dickerson. what do we know about bloomberg's plans? >> he is seriously considering jumping into the race.
president. he would run if it looks like it is going to be a general election race between donald trump or ted cruz and bernie sanders. he believes those representatives of the wings of the two parties would create an appetite for a candidate in the middle who is fiscally conservative and socially liberal. the challenge is to collect the signatures to get on ballot process starts march 1. there may not be a clear signal about either party by that date. >> what are some obstacles? >> he has no party the he has no organization. he would have to build all of that from scratch. democrats and republicans start with a huge lead in electoral college votes in a lot of the states that traditionally vote for those parties. bloomberg would have to compete on a much bigger playing field than democrats or republicans because he starts with no states in his column. and that kind of a campaign would require a brushfire, tended by a charismatic
people and keep them excited for months. that's not the kind of politician he is. he is more known for his policy ideas than his stirring speeches. >> john dickerson, anchor of face the nation. watching you sunday. thank you, john. late today in houston, a grand jury investigating allegations of wrongdoing by planned parenthood, didn't find any. instead, the jury indicted planned parenthood's accusers. two anti-abortion activists who shot undercover video of planned parenthood employees discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue for research. the charges include, tampering with a government record, but that record was. el nino storms leave homes dangling over the pacific. elaborate escape.
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ocean has done to the jersey shore. but in the west, after four years of drought, el nino kicked in with crushing waves and pounding rains that have left homeowners on the edge. here's john blackstone. >> as the cliffs in pacifica california collapse dramatically into the ocean, an apartment building teeters on the edge comes closer to falling in as well. for residents living in the building the sea view from their balconies presents more danger than beauty. >> we heard a boom, boom, what is that? walking out the door. >> reporter: michael mchenry was packed to leave at short notice. >> i can't continue to have a professional work life and social life as well as not know when i come home my property will be there. >> yeah. >> just no way to live. notices going up that the building is unsafe. monica montoya has to be out by tonight. >> we have no clue. >> how long have you been here? >> two months. just got in. got my place. housing. just moved in. >> reporter: el nino powered
rains destructive along much of the california coast this year. more threatening than in pacifica. >> i love it here. this has been my dream all my life to live by the ocean. like right by it. >> reporter: pacifica has seen it all before. nino storms hit california. quickly. residents fled before one home tumbled into the ocean. other houses were knocked down before they too fell off the cliff. in 2010, two of the apartment buildings on the bluff were evacuated and condemned. the building condemned today seemed safer until the cliff again began falling away. the powerful winter storms that have been hitting california are predicted to continue into march. that's good news for easing the drought, scott, but bad news for places like pacifica, threatened by coastal erosion. >> john blackstone reporting. john, thank you. >> an explorer left a haunting message when he realized he
the hunt is on for three men who broke out of an orange county california jail. awaiting trial for violent crimes. on friday, they cut through a metal grille, then steel bars, and climbed down five stories on bed sheets. it was 16 hours before anyone noticed. the schools were closed today in d.c., so flurries of children fell on capitol hill. a 140-year-old ban on sledding was lifted there. and our photographer, brian thuske got into the action. >> you all right? >> yeah. thank you. >> no harm, no foul. one d.c. resident can't get enough of the snow, that's tian-tian at the national zoo. pure panda joy. up next, a portrait of the martial artist as a young girl. >> the united states is intensifying the fight against isis. >> one of the top priorities
we end tonight with the latest incarnation of the karate kid. seth doane met her in japan. >> reporter: she wears a lot of pink. and has an infectious giggle. but there is another side to mahiro takano. she has a black belt in karate and three time national champion in japan. >> you are so sweet to talk with.
scary when you are out there. >> translator: when i am training or competing i am concentrating she said. there is a lot at stake for this 9-year-old who stands about 4 feet tall. i am an ambassador for karate she said, hopefully it will become an olympic sport. she has raised karate's profile ahead of japan's 2020 olympics. she appears on commercials. in a music video. and is a fresh face for this sport of warriors. which dates back centuries. at a competition outside tokyo, precision. strength. scan you make the sound for me now, sitting here. go ahead.
time. >> i am scared. >> reporter: you get scared of her? >> yes. >> as the coach? >> yes. takano kikuchi who coaches mahiro's older brother. says she boosted popularity. >> when she started at my dojo. she was different from the start. >> reporter: mahiro would be too young to participate if karate gets a slot at the 2020 olympics. that's all right she wants to compete at the olympics after that. she may wear a lot of pink but tells us her favorite color is gold. seth doane, cbs news, nagaoka, japan. that's the "overnightnews" for tuesday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back a little
from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. welcome to the overnight y news. the manhunt continues in southern california for three inmates who made a daring prison break that could have been written in hollywood. the men cut through metal, crawled through plumbing tunnels, and dropped down from the prison roof using bed sheets. it happened at the maximum
jail in santa ana. danielle knotting ham reports. >> reporter: jail officials say the men were accounted for friday morning security check. guards didn't realize the men were gone until a second body check at 8:00 p.m. jailers warn the three accused felons should be considered armed and dangerous. investigators say this grainy surveillance video shows the three men on an unguarded area of the roof of the orange county central men's jail. shortly after a 5:00 a.m. friday security check. from there, they were able to rappel down nearly five floors to their escape. >> it appears to be a very sophisticated operation. where they were allowed to go through some security access points. and had some tools that allowed them to do that. >> reporter: jail officials say the inmates cut their way through a steel screen inside their dormitory style cell and made their way into plumbing tunnels. from there the men bypassed three security areas. and gained access to the jail's roof. and used a make shift rope braided to reach the ground. the three men were in county
serious crimes. one was held on $1 million bail for charges including murder. the 37-year-old was held without bail, charged with kidnapping, torture and burglary. the 43-year-old faces charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and ex-felon in possession of a firearm. the first escape from this jail in more than two decades. >> escapes do occur from time to time. people in jail have a lot of time to sit around and think about ways to defeat our systems. >> reporter: investigators don't know what tools the inmates used, how they got the tools or whether they had any help. local and federal officials are appealing to the public and the u.s. marshals and the fbi have joined orange county law enforcement in the search offering a reward up to $50,000. on the presidential campaign trail, the iowa caucuses are less than a week away. the cbs news battleground tracker find bernie sanders leading hillary clinton by one point in iowa.
but in new hampshire, the senator from neighboring vermont, holds a 19-point lead. as for the republicans, donald trump is back on top in iowa. with a five-point lead over ted cruz. in new hampshire, it's trump with 34%. cruz at 16%. followed by marco rubio and john kasich. both at 14%. major garrett has more. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: donald trump stormed across iowa and gave supporters an uncommonly combing compliment. >> i have the most loyal people, i could stand in the middle of fifth avenue, shoot somebody. i wouldn't lose any voters. it's incredible. >> reporter: not exactly the new york values everyone has been talking about. trump supporters show up in droves as he stumped with the republican senator charles grassley.
to senate colleague ted cruz. the cruz campaign took aim at trump on another front, embrace private property. >> i take eminent domain is wonderful. >> it made him rich. >> reporter: the essence of the campaign ad, that trump tried to bulldoze the home of an elderly woman to pave the way for casino parking lot. >> a false commercial. i never took the house. eminent domain is a positive thing not negative thing. >> cruz continued to question trump's recent conversion to conservatism. >> if a republican candidate for president supported barack obama's stimulus and said the only problem it need to be bigger. is there any chance on earth that individual would actually stand up to the cronyism and cartel in washington? >> reporter: a message amplified by conservative radio host glenn beck. >> if donald trump wins, it's going to be a snowball to hell. >> reporter: "the des moines register" the late's largest
cruz and endorsed rubio, a candidate who could chart a new the register guessed the nominee correctly in the last four republican caucus endorsements. >> the tsunami in 2011 is still fresh in the minds of many people. could it happen here? some communities in the pacific northwest aren't taking any chances. don dahler reports. >> reporter: during their regular earthquake and tsunami drills, students at this elementary school in westport, washington practice going to the top floor. with the pacific ocean a few thousand feet away, scientists say the drills might be futile because the tsunami could be higher than the school. that's why construction workers are racing to finish this vertical evacuation structure. the first of its kind in north america. the shelter sits on the roof of
rising 44 feet high, with 14 inch thick walls. it could save thousand of students and residents seeking refuge. like the japanese earthquake and tsunamis in 2011. that killed nearly 16,000. seismologists say there is an impending disaster coming this way. 70 miles off america's pacific northwest from northern california to vancouver island, sits the fault line, the cascadia subduction zone where the oceanic plate is being forced under the north american plate. buckles. pushed backward like a spring. until after a few hundred years it has to let go. >> reporter: for 25 years, oregon state earthquake geologist chris goldfinger warned of the possibility of disaster. he and other scientists have been selecting core samples of
>> sand layers you can see are, we believe, past earthquakes. >> reporter: they discovered major earthquakes happen here, every 240 years. the last major cascadia earthquake was 315 years ago. the big one scientists say is overdue. >> there is nothing that compares to magnitude 9 earthquake that north america has experienced in human history. >> reporter: similar to what happened in japan, fema estimates in that case a tsunami could hit some areas within 15 minutes. collapsed roads and bridges could cut off coastal towns and main your cities look portland, olympia and seattle potentially stranding 7 million people. kevin murphy is the fema regional administrator. what's the best case scenario for an 8.0. >> at least 10,000-plus killed. from the sue namy. >> reporter: numbers go way up with 9.0 or greater? >> tremendously go up.
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>> they're targeting private companies. not a fair fight. a private company can't compete against the resources of the second largest economy in the world. >> reporter: the assistant attorney general for cyberattacks and increasingly economic espionage. >> this is a serious threat to our national security. our economy depends on ability to innovate. if there is a dedicated nation state using intelligence apparatus to steal day in, day out what we are frying to develop. >> reporter: what is their ultimate goal, chinese government's ultimate goal? >> they want to develop certain segments of industry and instead of trying to out innovate, outresearch, outdevelop, they are choosing to do it through theft. >> reporter: all you have to do he says is look at the economic plans published periodically by the chinese politboro. they are according to the
blue prints of what industries and what companies will be targeted for theft. >> we see them put out the strategic plan. we see, intrusion after intrusion on u.s. companies. >> do you have of a number of u.s. companies that have been hit? >> it is thousand of actually companies. >> thousand of u.s. companies. >> u.s. companies. >> reporter: getting ceos from the companies to talk is impossible. most have business in china and don't want to be cut of of its huge market. daniel mcgann, head of american his firm spent years and millions developing advanced turbines that mcgann says china looted nearly putting him of business. he is talking because he wants to fight back. >> i am personally never going to give this up.
through this. we can never give of on this. >> reporter: you had to fire 600 people. >> yes. >> reporter: out of how many jobs? >> at the time we were almost 900. >> so how much did you lose in share value? >> total loss is well over $1 billion. >> reporter: today his factory floor is largely silent. a shadow of the once thriving company. >> i think part of the strategy in all of this was to kill us. >> reporter: set out to kill you? >> kill the company. >> reporter: how can he be sure? well his story begins when china passed a clean energy law in 2005 calling for creation of mega wind farms throughout the country. the law made china the hottest wind power market in the world. so mcgann partnered with a small chinese firm, sinovel partly owned by the government.
turbines and american superconductor, the gadgetry and computer code to run them. they actually built the turbine. >> they make the turbine we make the controls. >> did they make the turbines with your brains in them? for the entire country of china? >> yes. >> reporter: when he went into business there, china was already notorious for poaching american intellectual property. so he says he did everything he could think of to protect his technology from being stolen. >> we made sure that any software, any, any -- pieces of the code, were restricted and used, to be able to be accessed by a few people within the company. >> reporter: once they got everything over there, couldn't they reverse engineer it? >> we believe that's what nay tried to do. what they learned the encrypted protocol was in the way didn't understand how it worked couldn't reverse engineer it. >> everybody knows if it is on
hacker can get at it? >> it wasn't accessible through the internet. >> you kept it off the internet? >> yes. >> it sound look you built a little fortress around your, your precious codes. >> we certainly tried. >> reporter: initially business boomed in china for american superconductor with sales skyrocketing from $50 million a year to nearly half a billion. >> we were going through exponential growth. it is what every technology company wants to get to. is this high level growth. we were there. >> reporter: then in 2011, his engineers were testing the next generation software in china on sinovel's turbines. the software programmed to shut down after the test. but the blade didn't shut down they never stopped spinning. >> so we said why? we didn't really know. the team looks at the turbine and saw running on our hardware a version of software that had not been released yet. >> that's when you realized.
so then we had to figure out how could this have happened. >> reporter: to find out he launched an internal investigation and narrowed it done to this man, an employee of american superconductor based in austria. he was one of the few people in the company with access to its proprietary software. he also spent a lot of time of in china working with sinovel. >> what they did is they used cold war era spy craft to be able to turn him. >> they turned him. >> and make him into an agent for them. >> do you know any specifics what they offered him? >> offered him women. offered him an apartment, money. a new life. >> reporter: the arrangement included a $1.7 million contract that was spelled out in e-mails and instant messages that mcgann's investigation found on his company computer. in this one, from him to a sinovel executive, he lays out the quid pro quo.
i need girls. sinovel needs me. sinovel executives showered him with flattery. encouragement, you are the "best man like superman." man lake superman." >> did they say we want the source codes? >> all most like a grocery list. can you get us a, can you get us b, can you got us c? >> i have seen one of the messages, text message. in which he says, i will send the full code of course. >> the full code for operating their wind turbine. >> he eventually confessed to authorities in austria. and spent a year in jail. not surprisingly, the chinese authorities refused to investigate. so, daniel mcgann filed suit in civil court in china. suing sinovel for $1.2 billion. he suspected china was still spying on his company. and that beijing had switched from cold war to cutting edge espionage. you can see lesley stahl's full report on our web site.
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>> reporter: you may know hank or the long time voice of monday football your cheating heart >> country music royalty, son of one of the most influential the godson of johnny and june carter cash. >> good old john, what a great mentor and friend. >> reporter: you might not know about the anguish, the loss and all of those second chances. >> reporter: you have almost died more than once. >> more than once. >> reporter: you should probably not be alive. >> the doctor said exactly that. williams lives life on his terms. we started out our interview at his favorite barbecue place outside nashville, a town he does his best to avoid. >> there is my godmother june.
place he consider home, farm in south alabama. here he hunts, fishes and his parents are buried nearby. hank senior died from alcohol and pills at 29. a father williams never knew. and melt your cold, cold heart >> junior was three his mother molded him into his father's image. and melt your cold, cold heart >> reporter: gave fans what they wanted. an imitation of his dad. until in his early 20s, the pressure got too much. >> for a long time it didn't matter. but boy you get, you start being a, a young man, you get, that starts working on you. >> reporter: you tried to kill yourself? >> yeah, got real bad. real, real bad. i don't want to be a legend i just want to be aman >> reporter: the doctor who
out there for you. you have been taught from, from the time you can possibly remember, to look like, act like, be like, everything, exactly like your legendary father, you know, he said they have done a damn good job. and you are going to be him. you are going to beat him. he died that 29. you are going to die at 26. let me tell you something, folks. from that day on, all that went out the window. >> reporter: just as he charted his own path came the fall. literally on a hunting trip he plunged more than 500 feet off a mountain. the injuries and multiple operations left scars to his face and head. >> you got to learn to see,
and i'm not bull [ bleep ]. i had half of a face. i got a shotgun and a rifle and a four wheel drive and a country boy can survive >> reporter: not only did he survive, he found freedom to be himself. >> reporter: his fans felt he spoke for them. the hits and award rolled in. >> the winner is -- ah! hank williams jr.! [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: brought controversy, a 2011 interview when he said this about a golf game between president obama and house speaker john boehner. >> like hitler playing golf with netanyahu. - >> espn and monday night football cut ties with him. to that, williams says this. >> reporter: monday night football. >> check it out. don't listen to me. go check out what their ratings
>> reporter: you did compare some people said, obama to hitler, you said obama was hitler. >> which one was he talking about. let me tell you something, i ain't real crazy about either one, ladies and gentlemen. when the engines failed on the plane i was flying, i knew what to do to save my passengers. but when my father sank into depression, i didn't know how to help him. when he ultimately shot himself, he left our family devastated. don't let this happen to you. if you or a loved one is suicidal,
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the super bowl returns to cbs when the denver broncos take the field against the carolina panthers a week from sunday. the super bowl match up comes after a pair of exciting conference championship games. one featured perhaps the final version of peyton manning versus tom brady. the other the emergence of the panthers potential mvp quarterback, cam newton. james brown has a look. >> football fans may have seen the last match up between tom brady and peyton manning. as you mention about carolina, there is a star in cam newton who is shining very brightly. >> here is brady. rolling out. rolling. throwing. tipped in the air.
>> this may have been peyton manning's most satisfying victory in a long, storied, nfl career. not because he beat tom brady and the patriots team that always seems to have his number, but because the the 39-year-old manning doesn't always beat teams with his arm anymore. >> can you believe it he has a first down. >> he beats them with his experience. >> look at the disbelief. >> quarterback tom brady who always seems to thrive under the brightest of lights was harassed by a stifling denver defense all afternoon. >> he is taken down. this will be manning's fourth super bowl appearance. now the oldest quarterback to lead a team to the big game in nfl history. >> going to our second super bowl in four years is very special. and, just, also, our entire team. what an incredible effort by the patriots to beat that team today. very special win. >> he is in for the touchdown! >> reporter: but football is a young man's game. and the carolina panthers may have the best young quarterback
>> newton steps into it. >> reporter: 26-year-old cam newton and carolina panthers dismandateled -- dismanteled the cardinals in the nfc championship game by 34 points. setting up a showdown between signal callers, a generation apart. peyton manning is 13 years newton's senior. the largest age difference between super bowl starting quarterbacks in nfl history. >> i don't know who we are playing yet. we will be ready to go in two weeks. >> playing denver and peyton manning. ever think in the super bowl you would oppose him. >> an way we are going to live in the moment now.