tv CBS Overnight News CBS February 16, 2016 3:37am-4:30am EST
i can help y ou. but you need to act now. now is the t ime. we've got unbelievably low interest r ate, there's plenty of money availa ble, you don't have to have good cre dit, you don't have to have strong tax retur ns, you don't have to have experien ce. we can help you with all of those thi ngs. but you need to act. i can give you the too ls. i can give you the train ing. i can help you with mo ney. but you need to act. i can't come to your house and grab you and pull you out and go and take you to do it. i can't pick up the phone and call for y ou. you have to make the first s tep. but if you make the first step and you call our off ice, you come to one of my even ts, i will guide you through the proc ess, and we will help you become success ful. [announcer] you can be chad's next success sto ry. call now to reserve seats for you and a gu est at this powerful free live event in your ar ea. seating and supplies of the free vip gi fts are extremely limi ted. so, don't let this opportunity slip a way. [a nnouncer]
it won't let you down. cia director john brennan is raising eyebrows over his comment that the islamic state has obtained chemical munitions and is threatening a cyberattack on the united states. brennan described his fears to scott pelley for "60 minutes." is isis coming here? >> i think isil does eventually want to find its mark here. >> you are expecting an attack in the united states? >> i'm expecting them to try to put in place the operatives, materiel, whatever else they need to do to incite people to carry out these attacks. clearly. i believe their attempts are inevitable. i don't think their successes are. >> can you explain why these people want to kill us? how does attacking the united
>> i think they're trying to provoke a clash between the west and the muslim world or the world that they're in. as a way to gain more adherence. what they're claiming is that, the united states is trying to take over their countries which is the furtherest from the truth. >> paris was a failure of intelligence. all but one of the eight terrorists were french citizens. trained by isis in syria. they returned unnoticed and attacked six locations killing 130 people. what did you learn from paris? >> that there is a lot that isil probably has under way that we don't have obviously full insight into. we knew the system was blinking red. we knew in the days before that isil was trying to carry out
but the individuals involved have been able to take advantage the newly available means of communication that are -- that are walled off from law enforcement officials. >> you're talking encrypted internet communication? >> yeah, sophisticated use of technologies and communication systems. >> after paris you told your people what? >> we have got to work harder. we have to work harder. we need to have the capabilities, technical capabilities, human resources, need to have advanced notice about this so we can take the steps to stop them. >> believe me, intelligence security services have stopped numerous attacks, operatives that have been moved from -- from maybe the iraq syria theater into europe, stopped, interdicted, arrested. detained, debriefed. >> the failure in paris allowed yes to attack with bombs and assault rifles. brennan told us there is more in their arsenal. does isis have chemical weapons? >> we have a number of instances where isis has used chemical munitions on the battlefield. >> artillery shells? >> sure, yeah. >> isis has access to chemical artillery shells?
ammunitions they can use. >> the cia believes isis has ability to manufacture small quantities of chlorine and mustard gas. and the capability of exporting the chemicals to the west? >> there is always a potential to that. it is important to cut off various transportation and smuggling routes they used. >> are there american assets on the ground hunting this down? >> the u.s. intelligence is actively involved in being a part of the effort to destroy isil and get as much insight into what they have on the ground nside of syria and iraq. >> john brennan has worked at the cia most of 36 years. ever since he saw a want ad while he was in graduate school. and he was a high-ranking kmek -- executive during the iraq
9/11. do you think of waterboarding as a dark time in the history of your agency? >> sure, waterboarding was something authorized. i don't believe was appropriate, it is something that is not used now. and, as far as i'm concerned will not be used again. >> you were in management here at the time. you didn't stop it? >> no, i had expressed to a few people my misgivings and concerns about it. no, i did not, you know, slam my fist on the desk. did not go in and say, "we shouldn't be doing this." i think long and hard about what maybe i should have done more of at the time. it was a different time. the ashes of world trade center were still smoldering. we knew other waves of attacks were planned and some under way.
9/11, the cia had a covert action plan to attack al qaeda in afghanistan. the administration at that time said, "don't do that. we have time. we'll deal with this later" and then 9/11 happened. is this administration making the same mistake now? >> well, there are a lot of options presented to this administration, as well as to previous administrations. the president has pursued what he believes is appropriate for us to do in order to protect the citizens of the country. >> what do you think our policy would be after an isis directed attack in the united states? >> if there was a major attack here, we had isis fingerprints on it. certainly this would encourage us to be even more forceful in terms of what we need how to do. if our policy after an attack in the united states would be to be more forceful, why isn't that our policy now? before an attack? >> i think we are being as forceful as we can be in making
though as well. what we don't want to do is alienate others within that region. and have any type of indiscriminately actions that are going to lead to deaths of additional civilians. >> the cia brennan leads from langley, virginia, looks nothing like the agency he joined. it's grown significantly. but the numbers are secret. cia fights with its own ground troops. and has an air force of drones. the complexity of the threats today is unprecedented. hacking, the emergence of a more aggressive china, north korea, russia, and iran. and countries failing all across the middle east. in addition to syria, you are now dealing with failed states in libya, somalia, yemen, how do you develop intelligence in all of these countries where the u.s. has no presence? >> we need to be able to operate in areas that are denied to us.
eyes and ears there. so that we can inform our policy makers. i do think this is more, and more a feature of the future. we here at cia are looking at how we need how to enhance our expeditionary capabilities and activities. because -- we need to be on the front lines. >> well, do you imagine setting up cia bases, covert bases in many countries. >> i see cia needing to have the presence as well as a, an ability to collect intelligence and interact with the locals and, we are in fact doing that. and, a number of -- number of areas. >> who around here has the >> i know there are a lot of reports about cia's role, involvement in that. as you can understand i will not address any of the reports about cia's covert action activities. >> do you have to accept the deaths of civilians when making a decision about using the
likely to be civilians killed here but worth it. >> in war, there is the art of armed conflict. that allows for partial collateral. collateral being civilian deaths. i must tell you that the u.s. military and the u.s. government as a whole does an exceptionally strong job of minimizing to the greatest extent possible any type of collateral damage. >> but it isn't necessarily a shooting war that worries brennan most. his cia is facing a new front in cyber. and a focus on it, he set up the agency's first new directorate
that cyberenvironment can pose a very, very serious and significant attack vector for our adversaries if they want to take down our infrastructure. if they want to create havoc in transportation system thousands. if they want to do -- great damage to our financial networks. there are safe guard put in place. but that cyberenvironment is one that really is the thing that keeps me up at night. >> you can see more of scott pelley's report on our website. cbs news.com. the overnight news will be right back. i think we should've taken a left at the river. tarzan know where tarzan go! tarzan does not know where tarzan go. hey, excuse me, do you know where the waterfall is? waterfall? no, me tarzan, king of jungle. why don't you want to just ask somebody? if you're a couple, you fight over directions. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. oh ohhhhh it's what you do. ohhhhhh! do you have to do thattright in my ear? living well your immune system works hard to keep you on top of your game. you can support it by eating healthy, drinking fluids, and getting some rest. and you can combine these simple remedies with airborne. no other leading immunity brand gives you more vitamin c. plus it has a specially crafted blend of 13 vitamins,
back on the legendary paramount records. anthony mason has the story. >> reporter: "eerie lament" -- >> imagine being in the room while she is recording this song. the original 78 of last kind words blues was released by paramount records, a powerhouse in black music before the war. the extraordinary rise and fall of paramount is chronicled in a two-volume boxed set. >> what were you trying to show with this? >> how ludicrous that i could be, really. with my free time. >> producer jack white, former white stripes front man and founder of third man records spent three years on the
which includes 1600 tracks. >> jack, this is really an epic project. >> you can sit down on a sunday and -- and spend seven hours with this. you have only gotten through 5% of it. >> paramount records would unwittingly change the course of american music. started by the white owned wisconsin chair company which also made wooden cabinets for phonographs. paramount was created by spur sales. the label released artistsen all genres. but their biggest sellers were race records. the 1926 recording, lonesome blues would sell in the six figures. >> how did paramount get into race music. >> the producer there linked to african-american culture. >> williams, a brown university graduate scoured the south looking for talent. >> the first african-american music executive?
important. >> paramount artists would include charlie patton father of the delta blues. and advertised in african-american papers. >> they mythologize all the blues musicians which is beautiful. there is also these incredible illustrations and drawings. and no one has any idea who did the drawings. he is just a ghost. he lost a time. him or her. >> in a way, you're bringing back a lot of ghosts here. >> don't i look like one? >> so many, singers. you have a name. no photograph. no record where they are. where they came from. that's it. we are lucky to have that. the depression took down paramount, the last recordings were made in 1932. jack white's labor of love helps restore paramount's place in music history. >> i want it to be something 100 years from now.
attic and inspire a songwriter >> in most parts of the country it is the dead of the winter. that means cold season. most adults come down with two or three colds a year. they can last more than a week. it has the a lot of people asking, why science can't find a cure. our report. >> reporter: running nose, coughing, sneezing, headache, sore throat lead to self diagnosis of the common cold. while the symptoms are annoyingly clear, prevention and cures are not so obvious. about 200 different viruses cause the common cold.
the back of your throat and multiply attacking your nose, throat and airways. >> the common cold doesn't kill anybody. >> dr. jeffrey linder says for now, treating your body's reaction the only defense. >> three go to things for the cold, are rest, fluids, and fever reducing medicine, tends to help the most. >> drug stores offer hundreds of over-the-counter medicines and remedies for the common cold. they come in the form of tablets, liquids or syrups. last year consumers spent over $7 billion on the products. while they may offer some relief, there still is no cure for the common cold in sight. pharmaceutical companies would have to invest a lot of time of and money because there are so many different viruses and the potential drug would have to have a near perfect safety profile. >> people don't die from it. you have to inexpensive. effective. doesn't cause harm on its own. drug companies tried to produce a cure. dr. anthony fauci, the director of the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases he said it
prevent the hundreds of viruss. >> developing one vaccine against one or two or three of them is almost follied, the odds are your vaccine is not going to be doing a pretty good job of protecting you. >> for most of us, a cold is often more annoying than dangerous. but the elderly, children and those with weak immune systems or chronic lung disease can suffer serious consequences even death from the cold. dr. fauci and team of researchers are focusing on potential treatments and
the supreme court after scalia. with the senate battle brewing over his successor, will the court be gridlocked? also tonight -- trump and cruz keep firing at each other. jeb bush looks to w. to put him in the win column. first the freeze. then the storms. and plenty of accidents. and, the odd couple. opposites on the bench. best buddies in life. >> we agree on a whole lot of stuff. we do. >> ruth is really bad only on the knee-jerk stuff. she's -- >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." the stars and stripes fly at half-staff at the supreme court. a quiet memorial to justice
to the coming plitd olitical battle. scalia died apparently in his sleep saturday at a secluded resort in west texas. month. his doctors confirmed he had a history of heart trouble. in three decades on the court, he was a pugnacious champion of conservative thought. a team of correspondents covering this. first jan crawford on the impact of scalia's death. >> reporter: when the justices return to the bench next week it will be the first time for all eight, they will serve without justice scalia. >> i antonin scalia -- >> for 30 years the court's most forceful voice. his sudden death will have immediate impact on the current term full of controversial cases, regulation of abortion clinics, a challenge to obamacare. affirmative action in college admissions and presidential power on immigration. with scalia, the court had a narrow conservative majority.
many of those cases will end up in a 4-4 tie. keeping the lower court ruling in place and setting no nationwide precedent. but his passing will affect the institution far beyond one term. he was one of nine justices but his impact on the court and the law was far greater than a single vote. his opinions were must-reads for clear, colorful writing, and dissent, calling decision upholding part of obamacare, pure apple sauce. his philosophy that judges should interpret the constitution the way originally understood defined the conservative legal movement. >> i think it is up to the judge to say what the constitution provided even if what it provided is not the best answer. even if you think it should be amended. if that's what it says that's what it says. >> he has done so much to set the terms of how the court approaches issues.
clerked for scalia, he has argued 80 cases before the court and said scalia's lively often sharp questions forever changed the court's dynamics on the bench. >> his very first case he started asking lots and lots of questions. even some of the justices who had been there for years, they looked and said, "well, we are not going to let the new guy ask all the questions." it fundamentally changed the nature of arguing before the supreme court. >> reporter: now the court has several big arguments on the horizon including that abortion case, immigration case, and it could reschedule some cases to be argued next term. scott, it is unclear whether there even will be a justice on the court at that point. >> jan crawford, reporting for us tonight. jan, thank you. the delay that jan just mentioned is exactly what the senate republican leadership has in mind. insisting the nomination be postponed for nearly a year. when a new president is in office.
discussing privately who will be his next pick. it would be his third. margaret brennan is with mr. obama at a southeast asian summit meeting he is hosting in rancho mirage, california. >> reporter: mr. obama could make his pick as soon as next week. but election year politics in an already divided washington make his decision complicated. the president will need at least 14 republican senators to move the process forward. to help win some republican backing, mr. obama could choose a candidate who is already won senate approval. some names that fit that bill -- 63-year-old merrit garland, 48-year-old also sits on the court, he would be the first indian-american justice, and 51-year-old former public defender gene kelly, harvard law class made it of the president. he could make a bold choice like attorney general loretta lynch. who had to wait more than 160
for her current position. the administration argues that history is on its side. and points to the confirmation of justice anthony kennedy as an example. nominated by president reagan, kennedy was confirmed during the 1988 election year by a democratic senate. of course, in that case, it took three tries before the president's pick actually won confirmation. scott, this time the white house is already calling democrats and republicans in congress to try to grease the wheels for their nominee. >> margaret, thank you very much. margaret mentioned the history. in fact it would be rare for the senate to turn the president down in an election year. in the 20th century, the senate voted on seven supreme court nominees during election years. and it approved all but one. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. >> i intend to make 2016 a court. >> reporter: it took roughly
to become a major campaigner to. >> the president under our constitution has a duty to send forth a name to be considered by the senate. and the senate has a duty to consider that. >> reporter: on capitol hill, republicans on the pivotal senate judiciary committee, from ted cruz to lindsay graham vowed to block virtually any nominee calling the president a lame-duck. >> this will probably be left up to the next president. >> reporter: democrats argued president obama still has nearly ape year a year left in his term. >> when you go off the bat, i don't care who he nominates. schumer felt differently in the final year of p george w. bush's term when he argued democrats should block bush nominees because "the supreme court was already dangerously out of balance." there isn't much precedent for a fight like this. congress has never taken more than 125 days to vote on a
but legal scholar, jonathan turley said this time could be different. >> conservatives clearly despise president obama and they revere justice scalia. it is a bad mix. so you will have a battle royale, no matter who is appointed. >> reporter: some republicans have told me they would be open to considering a "consensus choice." but they haven't been able to give me any names of who might fit the description. scott, because even a moderate nm knee nominee would pull the court to the left. nancy cordes, thank you. >> the cbs overnight news will
well saturday night's republican presidential debate on cbs drew 13.5 million viewers. that is the most of any debate in 2016. the republican primary in south carolina is now five days away. jeb bush is trailing badly. but he got some help today. here is major garrett. >> reporter: jeb bush can no longer afford to be ambivalent about his family name or establishment pedigree. >> thank you for your hard work for jeb. thank you for what you are going to do which is to vote for him saturday here in the great state of south carolina. >> reporter: bush is hoping older brother george w. can give him a boost in the state that
nomination in 2000. president bush's first stop, meeting with veterans. even as donald trump continued to knock him for the iraq war, and overlooking intelligence before 9/11. >> they knew some bad things were going to happen. they could have stopped it. >> was it negligence? >> i don't say anything. i say the world trade center came down -- >> jeb bush accused trump of trafficking in 9/11 conspiracy theories amplifying this defense of his brother. >> while donald trump was building a reality tv show, my brother was building a security apparatus to coop us safe. >> we had the worst attack ever. after that we did okay. that's meaning, the team scored 19 runs in the first inning. but after that we played well. >> reporter: another trump rival, ted cruz said the gop front-runner had gone off the deep end. >> he was just going on and on about how i am the most horrible person in the world. because i keep repeating the
>> i have never, ever met a person that lies more than ted cruz. >> reporter: if nothing else, president bush drew the biggest crowd jeb has seen on the campaign trail. elsewhere, trump threatened to sue cruz over his eligibility to run for the white house and hint heed may run as independent if he doesn't secure the republican nomination. >> major garrett. thanks. the next president will have syria to deal with. today in syria two schools and five hospitals were flattened by air strikes. most likely russian. the u.n. says nearly 50 people were killed. holly williams is following this. >> reporter: today a suspected russian air strike targeted a hospital in the province. these videos appear to show the desperate search for survivors in its twisted ruins. at least seven people are
more alleged russian air strikes reportedly hit a school and a hospital in the town of azaz. a former rebel stronghold. injured children were ferried across the border for treatment in turkey. despite the temporary cease-fire agreement -- russia says it will continue its strikes which give cover to the forces of syrian president bashar al-assad. on the ground in syria it is not clear whether anyone will stop fighting. an officer with a rebel group that has received weapons from the u.s. he told us they won't comply with the temporary truce, even if it means losing american support. hundreds of thousands of people, have died, the regime has the the backing of russian air strikes now, of iran, you're losing territory.
down with the regime of al assad? >> we started this revolution to get rid of him here, told us. mr. obama said that bashar al assad lost his legitimacy. how could we ignore that and sit down with a terrorist? syria claimed today that the hospital attack in the region was carried out by the u.s.-led coalition. the u.s. said its planes weren't even in the area. but scott that is an indication of how difficult it can be to negotiate with the syrian regime. >> holly williams on the turkey-syrian border for us tonight. holly, thank you. today, pope francis, visit itted one of mexico's poorest states. at a mass in chiapas on the border of guatemala, francis indigenous people. the area is the center of a migration crisis as central
manuel bojorquez takes us there. >> reporter: the men walking for days part of their desperate journey north. we have to keep going says this man, because the situation in el salvador is very dangerous. violence and poverty have forced thousands to flee. >> to get north gives you hope of a better life. but it has become a dangerous gamble. 900 to 1,000 new arrivals. emily vickland runs the only migrant shelter in this corner of mexico. >> a lot of people get robbed, raped, kidnapped, abused in some kind of way. many of them say they were not aware of it being this bad. >> vickland says it is a result of mexico's crackdown on its southern border. a multimillion dollar program, partially funded by the united states. but it has the n't hasn't stopped the migrant, last year housing more than 11,000.
where people used to stay a few days and they would move on. we are now more like a refugee camp. >> 16-year-old kevin flores says gangs threat tuned kill him. into mexico. >> how long did that take? [ speaking spanish ] >> three days walking. he wants to get to new york to beep with his sisters. his fastest option is also the most dangerous. jumping on a northbound train. some die on the train, he says, others are thrown off, robbed, or beaten. raids like this are common as part of the government crackdown. and train companies have hired private guards. this cell phone video shows the moment one guard on the approaching train here shot and killed a migrant. despite the dangers migrants still make any run they can for the midnight train.
shelter tried. but only two made it. the next morning, others were still waiting. willing to risk everything. mexico says its goal is to stop human smuggling, but scott a human rights group argues mexico and the u.s. are deporting migrants who are refugees. and at least 90 were recently killed after they were sent back home. >> remarkable report, manuel bojorquez. thank you. a big storm is making a mess from the south to the northeast. and, smoke forces a jetliner into an emergency landing. the cbs overnig (sounds of birds whistling)
introducing new k-y touch gel cr me. for massage and intimacy. every touch, gently intensified. a little touch is all it takes. k-y touch. here in the city, parking is hard to find. seems like everyone drives. and those who do should switch to geico because you could save hundreds on car insurance. ah, perfect. valet parking. x evening, sir. hello! here's the keys. and, uh, go easy on my ride, mate. hm, wouldn't mind some of that beef wellington... to see how much you could save on car insurance, go to geico.com. zah! (car alarm sounds) it's ok! living well your immune system works hard to keep you on top of your game. you can support it by eating healthy, drinking fluids,
these simple remedies with airborne. no other leading immunity brand gives you more vitamin c. plus it has a specially crafted blend of 13 vitamins, minerals and herbs. so when you want to support your immune system, take airborne, and enjoy living well. degree motionsense. the world's first antiperspirant with unique microcapsules activated by movement, that release bursts of freshness all day. motionsense. degree.
a severe storm apparently triggered tornados in louisiana and mississippi. and it made a mess all the way to maine. here is jericka duncan. >> when the snow started to fall overnight in piedmont, north carolina, commuters began to crash. throughout the state, police reported hundreds of accidents due to weather.
spawn a number of tornados across the gulf states. the latest system comes one day after an historic cold snap on valentine's day at least 20 cities in the u.s. set or tied records for lowest temperature. and watertown new york, it was minus 37 degrees. the subfreezing temperatures complicated efforts to fight this fire in suburban philadelphia. it took 150 firefighters six hours to put out the flames and turn this auto repair shop into an icebox. at cannon mountain in new hampshire, emergency responders, braved the bitter cold for nearly two hours as they rescued 48 people stuck in two tram cars, 40 feet above ground. a family doing some sight seeing with the baby was part of the group waiting for help. right now, snow is turning into freezing rain. it is about 30 degrees here in new york city. tomorrow, temperatures are expected to reach 55.
today an alaskan airlines jet had just left washington's reagan national airport when smoke filled the cockpit. kris van cleave on what happened next. [ indiscernible ] >> we have smoke in the cockpit. we need directors immediately to dulles. >> reporter: a boeing 737 like this one with 161 passengers and six crew bound for seattle.
flight to the nearby dulles airport. >> basically we don't know where the source of the smoke came from. we took off with it running. it did not come in the cabin. we got very fi ification. >> reporter: pilots asked for fire crews to meet them on the runway. >> reporter: a passenger told cbs news she notice aid burning smell right after takeoff. the airline is still looking for the source of that smoke. scott, both pilots have to be checked out by doctors. >> no one seriously injured. kris, thank you. at 94, the lincoln memorial is beginning to look its age.
million to fix broken finally tonight, at a time when right and left rarely intersect, supreme court justices antonin scalia and ruth bader ginsburg proved that people can disagree and yet remain friends. jan crawford watched their friendship blossom through the years. >> reporter: we think about justice scalia and justice ginsburg they were in many ways complete opposites. there was the rough and tumble scalia. he cut his teeth in the nixon administration.
she started her career arguing for women's rights. but they had this deep and affectionate friendship. justice ginsburg has this fabulous picture in her office of the two of them, riding an elephant on a trip to india. they both loved the opera. they're even dressed in costume in one picture that they have. they would do things with their spouses together too. they would all spend new year's eve together. have these regular dinners. their friendship goes back to their days serving on the federal appeals court in washington. it was always wonderful just to hear them talk about their relationship. >> i was listening to him. disagreeing with a good part of what he said. but, thought he said it in an absolutely captivating way. >> i think we should leave it at that. great point. >> we agree on a whole lot of stuff. we do. ruth is really bad only on the knee-jerk stuff. she is. >> they had a mutual respect. they didn't compromise.
justice ginsburg said his critiques and scalia could have doosies believe me made her better. justice scalia nailed all the weak spots, the applesauce and argle-bargle, scalia language for you and gave me what i majority opinion. within hours of scalia's death, the partisan divide in washington went into overdrive. but their relationship proved that you could be deeply divided and still be civil. ginsburg put it best when she said "we were best buddies. it was my great good fortune to have known him as a working colleague and treasured friend." >> that's the "overnight news" for this tuesday. for some the news continues. for others check back for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new
it's tuesday, february 16th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." the race for south carolina simmers. donald trump steps up his attacks on ted cruz while a former president tries to pave a path to the white house for his brother. wild weather sweeps through the southeast, damaging twisters touch down in two states, while the same system delivers another dose of snow to the northeast. and taylor swift leads an all-star cast who strike gold at