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captioning sponsored by cbs >> rose: a massive attack on the internet. web sites are taken down. who did it? >> it doesn't look like the kid in the basement with a laptop. >> rose: also tonight, trump hits back at the first lady, dredging up her 2008 campaign attack on clinton. you certainly can't run the white house. >> we can't say that. it's too vicious. >> rose: holly williams on the front lines of the war against isis. >> reporter: one of the swat team was injured. they had on pull back, and now they're trying to pin the isis gunman downed in the building. >> rose: and steve hartman, a man on a mission to save a life changes his own forever. >> i spent four years in the
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learned there never to, you know, run away from anything. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> rose: good evening. scott is on assignment. i'm charlie rose. and we begin with a qepg story. a series of cyberattacks today against the internet. some of the biggest web sites were affected. chip reid has the latest on what happened and who might have done early this morning as web sites from twitter to netflix, amazon to spotify slowed to a crawl or even stopped. a second attack hit around noon eastern time, apparently even affecting the f.b.i. like the first attack, this one focused on dyn, inc., an internet switchboard for numerous major web sites. the attacks continued throughout the day. >> this is definitely going to get worse as we go on. >> reporter: dan ackerman, who writes about the internet for
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they're known as denial of service attacks. >> and that is when a lot of computers around the world who have been previously hijacked start sending out dummy data to a particular target, and that blocks tatarget from being able to do the job and show you the web sites that you want to see. >> reporter: one big question: who is doing it? late today, wikileaks, which for weeks has been putting out hacked e-mails from democratic officials, suggested in a tweet what the own supporters are doing it and asked them to stop taking down the u.s. you proved your point. >> doesn't look like the kid in the basement with a laptop. it looks more sophisticated than that. >> reporter: but fran townsend, the homeland security consultant to cbs news, says investigators will also be looking at whether another nation is behind it, perhaps russia. >> is this sort of a brushback pitch from the russians sending us a message that we should be pret careful about engaging in this sort of cyber activity with them because they are very capable? >> reporter: the f.b.i. and the department of homeland
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investigating all possible causes. but so far, they have not pointed the finger at russia or wikileaks or anyone else. charlie. >> rose: thanks, chip. to the presidential race now. just 18 days to go, and underdog donald trump was on the attack. dean reynolds is covering the trump campaign in pennsylvania. >> reporter: lagging in polls and running out of time, the republican nominee today put up a fight in two battleground states, taking on his opponent, the prest, first lady. >> they're losers. they're babies. we have a president, all he wants to do is campaign. his wife, all she wants to do is campaign. >> reporter: in fletcher, north carolina, he expressed frustration that michelle obama is now depicted as a big fan of hillary clinton, even though she once sounded like anything but. >> if you can't run your own house, you certainly can't run the white house. >> i said, "we can't say that. it's too vicious."
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hear about that. >> reporter: thursday night, the two major candidates attended new york's al smith dinner, traditionally a forum for some good-natured political ribbing. >> donald looks at the statue of liberty and sees a 4. maybe a 5 if she loses the torch and tablet and changes her hair. >> michelle obama gives a spee speech, and everyone loves i it's fantastic. my wife, melania, gives the exact same speech. ( laughter ) and people get on her case. >> reporter: but when trump struck a different tone, no one was laughing. >> hillary believes that it's vital to deceive the people by having one public policy-- ( booing )
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in private. >> reporter: now, getting booed is never a great look, and now comes word that trump's national political director, jim murphy, has stepped away from the campaign for reasons that are not immediately clear, but whatever the reason, charlie, jumping ship 18 days before the election is not a good sign for the republican ticket. >> rose: thanks, dean. now to the clinton campaign. nancy cordes is covering. >> we know in our country t and dictatorship. right? ( cheers ) >> reporter: in cleveland today, clinton called trump a threat to democracy, releasing a raw new ad here in ohio and six other states. >> he saved everyone in his unit. >> reporter: the ad features gold star father khizr khan, who trump publicly bashed for days after khan spoke out against his stance on muslims.
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"would my son have a place in your america?" >> reporter: in pennsylvania, vice president biden went after trump's treatment of women. there was more blunt talk from open what winfrey. >> people say, "i just don't know if i like her." she not coming over your house. ( laughter ) ( applause ) you don't have to like her. >> reporter: that's hardly the ringing endorsement that candidates dream of, but it reflects how many clinton backers feel in a race that oprah described as a choice between democracy and a demdpog. charlie. >> rose: nancy cordes in cleveland, thanks. ohio is one of the 13 battleground states that could go to either clinton or trump. scott pelley talked to voters in the buckeye state.
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winner in every election since 1964. but clinton and trump are in a dead heat there. in a story for "60 minutes," we found ohio in a political identity crisis from the suburbs to the factories. >> oh, my. it was wonderful. we were making steel. we were making money. >> pelley: making steel was all carlos hernandez knew for 28 years. but seven months ago, he and 542 others punched the clock for t steel helped silence the furnace in a new century that he fears may not be america's. >> this is what it's come to. just a ghost town. just a rusted, empty, meaningless place right now. >> pelley: the meaning of this election is chewed over at georgia's family restaurant, where the roof there beyond the sign hyphenates the name of the place into u-rant, and do they
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can you imagine if he's the president of the united states what he's going to do behind closed doors with women, with his secretaries, or his, you know-- >> you mean like bill clinton did? >> it's done and over with. why do you keep bringing it up. >> reporter: carlos for trump and aury for clinton have been married for 36 years. they're hoping for 37. i wish i was there when you sat down and watch the first debate. >> we >> we came back and forth and argued. >> pelley: you couldn't watch the debate together? >> no. >> no. >> pelley: this is ohio in a buckeye shell. the most even split in any state. people divide in their marriages and even within themselves. you are as republican as they come. >> i am. >> pelley: social conservative. very religious. you are not with donald trump. >> i am not. >> pelley: there's none of the
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county. syndia cole, mother of four, with one on the way, has managed republican campaigns. in your view, is donald trump doing lasting damage to the republican party? >> i think that the republican party can survive a donald trump candidacy. i have a really hard time believing that the republican party can withstand a donald trump presidency. >> pelley: that is a worry for trump because no republican has ever won the presidency without ohio. sunday on "60 minutes." >> rose: the pentagon has identified the american killed by a bomb in iraq yesterday as 34-year-old chief petty officer jason finnan of anaheim, california. fin an was part of a bomb disposal team met operation to retake mosul from isis. today, as many as 50 isis fighters attacked the city of kirkuk as a diversion. holly williams and her crew
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kirkuk overnight and laid siege to neighborhoods across the city. we were with this kurdish swat team today as they fought a gun battle with isis. the surprise attack started with multiple suicide bombings before the extremists holed up inside buildings, including this house under construction. >> we know they are between six to eight isis men over there nadz building. >> reporter: six to eight inside that building over there? >> yeah, yeah. >> reporter: on the streets below, the bodies of dead isis extremists, as well as local residents who couldn't move for fear of being shot. the swat team began firing tear gas canisters, throwing up a smokescreen before sending a team into the building.
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gas canisters, and now the assault team is about to go in. but as they approached, they came under fire, and one of them was hit. one of the swat team was spurred. they had to pull back, and now they're trying to pin the isis gunman down inside the building. commander louay mohammed is from kirkuk, and told us he'll fight isis until every last extremists is dead. what's in their heads in "revenge," he said "for the mosul offensive." the fighting continued into the night. this may be retribution for the mosul offensive, but, charlie, it's also a foretaste of what that battle will look like-- gun fighting in a densely packed city. >> rose: thanks, holly. remarkable footage, almost as if
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the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. that's when the disease spreads to distant parts of the body. the survival rate is low. here's dr. jon lapook. >> let's see. let's take a look at what dad's got in the oven. >> reporter: when miriam slome was diagnosed with stage four, or metastatic, breast cancer two years ago, it had spread to her bone marrow, abdomen, and ovary. >> i don't believe i've ever experienced fear the way i did when i was told that i had metastatic breast cer >> we have a lot of work to do. >> reporter: dr. linda vahdat directs breast cancer research at new york presbyterian and weill cornell medicine. >> we understand how tumors grow, we understand how they spread. we have a lot of things to make people feel better but at the end of the day it's still the breast cancer that's killing them. >> reporter: how do you balance hope with reality? >> i always tell people that while stage four breast cancer is not a curable disease it is a highly treatable disease. >> reporter: but not enough
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dr. vahdat is working on a way to alter the environment in areas where cancer cells may spread. she's testing a drug that reduces the body's level of copper, an element those tumors need to flourish. so the cancer cell is floating around in the body trying to figure out a place to land. and basically your therapy makes it inhospitable. it can't grow there. >> that's exactly right. >> reporter: slome is on a different drug approved just last year that inhibits tumor growth for certain types of metastatic breast cancer. level of cancer. >> i think that things are starting to change, but it's still way early in the game. i want to live to see the word "remission," and "cure" apply on me, too. >> reporter: and right now? >> it doesn't. >> reporter: it's great that researchers are coming up with some innovative approaches to treating patients with metastatic breast cancer, but, charlie, we clearly need a lot more research. >> rose: thanks, jon. coming up next on the cbs
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>> reporter: parents like the fields wrestle with how much screen time from tv, ipads, and cell phones is appropriate for their kids. >> one day i remember my husband and i talking and thinking, we really need to not allow for so much ipad time. it felt like they were so attached to that it didn't feel healthy to me. >> reporter: because of the changing digital landscape, the american academy of pediatrics is relaxing some of its recommendations for screen time. for children youngerha months, screen media is still discouraged, but video chatting is okay. kids 18-24 months should only use educational programs or apps with their parents. and for children 2-5 years of age, screen time should be limited to one hour a day of educational programs. dr. karin cross is with the the a.a.p. >> media use cannot displace sleep. it can't displace physical play.
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>> rose: we end tonight with a marriage made in heaven. it must have been made in heaven. no one on earth could have dreamed it up. here's steve hartman "on the road." ? ? ? >> reporter: there are always a lot of people to thank on a wedding day, but the bride-to-be at this church outside chicago had one person to thank over all others-- a total stranger who made this possible. >> i wouldn't have been here if >> reporter: a coup of years ago, out of the blue, 27-year-old heather krueger was diagnosed with stage four liver disease. doctors said she had just a few months to live. >> i mean, they immediately told me i was going to need a transplant. >> reporter: that's not enough time to really find a donor, right? >> no. by that time, i could really feel my body shutting down. >> reporter: enter our hero. chris dempsey is a code enforcement officer for the
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room one day when he overheard a guy talking about this woman who needed a liver donor. >> i spent four years in the marine corps, and learned there never to run away from anything. so i just said to myself, "hey, if i can help, i'm going to help." >> reporter: keep in mind, he'd never met heather, but he got tested to see if he was compatible. and when he found out he was, that's had they finally met for the first time. >> we had lunch together, discussed what the whole process was going >> reporter: did you buy at least? >> no, he bought. >> reporter: oh, my gosh. this guy is amazing. >> yeah, he bought. i remember. >> reporter: not long after, they checked in to the university of illinois hospital. the transplant, which involves removing about half of the donor's liver, went off without a hitch. afterwards, chris and heather remained close. they got so close, in fact, he was at her wedding last weekend. he had to be, really. i mean, what's a wedding...
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and so it was. that a year and a half after giving her part of his liver, she gave him all her heart. >> you're the most incredible man i have ever known. you believe in me, and you make me feel amazing every single day. because of you, i laugh, smile, and i dare to dream again. >> reporter: acts of great kindness are done without expectation. when chris decided to give organ to a random stranger, he had no idea he was saving his own wife. ( applause ) but such is the way of goodness. the more likely you are to live for others, the more likely are you to live happily ever after. steve hartman, "on the road," in frankfort, illinois. >> rose: simply wonderful. that's the cbs evening news. scott will be back monday. i'm charlie rose. i'll see you on "cbs this
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? this is "jeopardy!" please welcome today's contestants -- a managing director of an art bazaar from austin, texas... a copywriter from los angeles, california... pion, a consulting engineer from virginia beach, virginia... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! [ cheers and applause ] thank you. thank you, johnny. ladies and gentlemen, at the end of yesterday's program,
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so he didn't wager anything in final jeopardy! he won the game, has $12,400. katie and lani, welcome aboard and good luck. here we go. now here are the categories for the first round today. that will bring back a lot of memories for you. and finally, in a tribute to the trusted bartender's guide since the 1930s, mr. boston. doug. countries for $200 please, alex. doug. what is belgium? good. countries for $400. katie. what is bengal? no. lani? what is benin? benin. that's it.


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