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the manhunt continues for three escaped inmates in southern california. they broke out of a maximum security jail in santa ana on friday. as mireya villarreal reports they are considered armed and dangerous. >> we will not stop until these individuals are back in our custody. >> reporter: authorities say jonathan tieu, bac duong, and hossein nayeri may have spent months plotting their daring jail. sheriff sandra hutchins. >> it appears to be a very sophisticated operation. >> reporter: the planning was meticulous, says sheriff >> it seems that the inmates cut their way through half-inch steel bars, cut their way through the plumbing tunnels and ultimately gained access to an unsecured area of the roof.
rappelled down to the ground. >> reporter: authorities say it's likely they used bed sheets and other clothing to fashion a makeshift rope. as to what tools they used to escape, how they got them or if they had help, all those questions got the same response. >> we are still looking into that. >> reporter: they're also look at whether a disturbance inside the jail just prior to the nightly head count may have been a ruse by other inmates to help the three men escape. and now, says sheriff hutchins, there's a more immediate concern. >> we have notified the victims of some of these crimes and the people that investigated those crimes to ensure that everybody who was involved in these cases is safe. >> reporter: authorities don't believe they've left the country. they say tips have poured in but so far no confirmed sightings. mireya villarreal, cbs news, los angeles. up next, airlines are making
pick a new partner. we close tonight in texas, where a policeman is trying to do the impossible. he is looking for a replacement for his best friend, a k-9 officer killed in the line of duty. here's contessa brewer. >> shots fired. shots fired. my partner's been shot. >> reporter: officer ryan davis was devastated. his k-9 jethro was shot three times and killed earlier this month responding to a burglary in canton, ohio. he talked about it to our steve hartman. >> he's left a hole that will never be filled. he gave his life for me. >> reporter: the k-9 officer received a full police funeral at the civic center on what would have been jethro's third birthday. despite the tragedy the work of the police goes on, and so it's
he's choosing among three candidates at this k-9 training center in houston. >> they go through a very intense selection testing. they have to pass certain things for us. >> reporter: it will be different. jethro came into the davis family as an 8-week-old puppy. and davis trained the k-9 for policework by day. by night he was a beloved family pet. the new k-9 is grown, fully trained, and doesn't understand english. so davis will spend the next few days in training himself, learning either german or hungarian commands and working
york city i'm vinita nair. this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news." i'm vinita nair. tens of millions of americans who live along the eastern seaboard will spend much of this week digging out after the deadly blizzard of 2016. but the weather is not getting in the way of the presidential campaign. in just one week the people of iowa will cast votes in the first in the nation caucuses. the "des moines register" came out with its endorsements. hillary clinton is the paper's choice for the democratic nomination, and marco rubio gets the gop endorsement. in the republican race our battleground tracker shows donald trump back on top in iowa with 39% of the vote. ted cruz is second with 34%, followed by marco rubio at 13%. in new hampshire trump has a big lead with 34%, compared to 16% for cruz and 14% for rubio. and on to south carolina, where
he gets 40%. cruz is at 21% and rubio 13%. but one name that does not yet show up in the polls, former new york city mayor michael bloomberg. he is seriously considering a run as an independent. julianna goldman has more on that from washington. >> reporter: mike bloomberg feels this campaign has been dominated by the extremes in each party, and he wants to jump in if it looks like the election is going to come down to donald trump or ted cruz versus bernie sanders. he's not ruling out running against hillary clinton if she emerges from iowa and new hampshire seriously wounded, but it's an even less likely scenario. bloomberg will do a round of polling after the new hampshire primary on february 9th, and from there he's given himself the deadline for a final decision in early march. his advisers believe that would give him enough time to qualify as an independent and get on the ballot in all 50 states. the electoral map would be a huge challenge for him, but one area where he is okay, on the money front. he's indicated that he's prepared to spend at least $1 billion. how will a possible
for the gop nomination? john dickerson spoke with front-runner donald trump for "face the nation." >> thanks for joining us. you said yesterday you could shoot someone on 5th avenue and wouldn't lose voters. you're that confident, huh? >> well, i have a very great group of people, john. i have people that are so loyal and it's been so reported. even in your poll. but in a lot of the polls they do that. the loyalty factor. and my factor's up, when you add it all up, it's pretty much close to 90%. these are people that just won't leave. they will not leave. i love my people. and it's a great thing. it's a great thing. far greater loyalty than any other candidate by double, triple, quadruple. and i love my people. >> and on the one hand you have your people, and then this week on the other hand you have the "national review" putting out a special issue trying to convince people not to support you, not to vote you. why do you think they did that? what was their reasoning, do you think? >> well, it's a failing magazine, number one. they need publicity.
most of whom i don't know. most of whom -- don't forget, i've been in business. i've made a lot of money, which i'm going to do for the country now. i've been focused on jobs and money and deals. that's what i do. and that's what the country needs. these are people for the most part i don't know. i don't even know who most of them are. i don't want to know who most of them are. they're just people that are i guess trying to save a magazine that's close to closing up. they're going to get publicity. and i actually think it plays into what i'm saying because it shows the divisiveness. they backed romney, he lost. they backed mccain, he lost. they lose and they don't know how to win. and i'm not even sure they want to win. they just want to stay relevant. and they're very irrelevant. >> let me ask you about ted cruz. you said yesterday you wouldn't vote for ted cruz if he were the nominee. but you pledged to support the party's nominee. >> well, it depends on where he's from. in other words, he's got a problem. he -- in my opinion. i mean, it's looking more and more -- as you noticed, a number
lawyers have come and said he was born in canada. he didn't tell people. he said he didn't know about it until 15 months ago. he was a canadian citizen. he was joint with the united states. but he was a canadian citizen until 15 months ago. he was a united states senator, i guess nobody figured this out, and he was a citizen of canada. and there are a lot of people now that are saying he was born in canada, he was born on canada's soil, on canadian soil, and he cannot run. and as you know, i guess you probably heard last night, illinois is looking at it very seriously. they might not even let him run in illinois. they feel strongly about it. >> let me ask you about somebody else who's thinking about getting in the race. michael bloomberg. you said yesterday, "i love it," speaking about him getting in the race. why would you love it? >> well, i would love it. i know michael very well. i'd love to compete against michael. and i know him very well. and i think he might very well get in the race. and i would love to have him get in the race. >> one of the reasons -- >> he's very opposite on me with guns and he's opposite on pro life and he's opposite on a lot
so i would love to have michael get in the race. but i don't know if he's going to do it, but i hope he does. i would love to compete against michael. as for the democrats, iowa has tightened to a tossup. our battleground tracker shows bernie sanders is up over hillary clinton 47% to 46%. in new hampshire sanders has a comfortable lead, 57% to 38% for clinton. but in south carolina it's all clinton. she leads sanders 60% to 38%. sanders sat down with john dickerson for "face the nation." >> the cook political report looked at the rest of the states after iowa and new hampshire and found they didn't have as many liberals as in those first two states. so the question can you go the distance even if you win in iowa and new hampshire? >> well, john, let me just say that the poll in south carolina was 60-38. if that's the case, it is showing us making huge, huge gains. and i feel confident that if we can win here in iowa, if we can win in new hampshire, and those are going to be tough races, i
chance to win in south carolina and in nevada. but if you look at the polling recently, and i can tell you because i have been to south carolina. we have a lot of momentum on the ground. i think we're picking up more and more african-american support. frankly, i think we can win there. >> you have a new ad out this week which is you and the simon & garfunkel song "america." what does that ad mean for you? >> what that ad is about is to talk about the fact that as we come together as a country, and we have so much strength, so many extraordinary people, that as we come together as a people there is nothing we cannot accomplish. we are the wealthiest country in the history of the world. we should not have massive levels of income and wealth inequality, the highest rate of childhood povertiy, the only country on earth that doesn't guarantee paid family and medical leave. and when we come together --
think the photography is beautiful. let us stand together and tackle the real problems facing our nation, and we can accomplish enormous things. >> here's how bill clinton characterized your campaign. he said, "this other guy's madder than she is," referring to his wife, "and that feels authentic. and besides, his slogans are easier to say." your reaction. >> well, i am angry. and the american people are angry, john. people are angry because they don't understand why they have to work longer hours for lower wages and almost all new income and wealth is going to the top 1%. they are angry because their kids are leaving school $40,000 or $50,000 in debt. and they're angry because they are seeing the united states having a nation in which elderly people are trying to make it on $12,000, $13,000 a year on social security. people are asking why. the country is angry and i share that anger.
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ah! (car alarm sounds) k! as president obama enters his final year in office, he is also looking back. lee cowan covered mr. obama's first run for the white house and sat down with the president for "sunday morning." >> it is such an extraordinary privilege to have this job. and look, there are times where you get tired. there are times where you're frustrated. >> you wonder why you did this? >> absolutely. and yet there has not been a day that i have not walked into the oval office and understood that at no point in my life will i ever have the chance to do as much good and make as much of a difference in the lives of people as i do right now. and that's precious. so i'm going to try to squeeze every last little bit of good
have the chance. >> if you're looking for the world's best cars and the workers who make those cars, you need to be in detroit, michigan! >> reporter: the president's visit to detroit, we are toured the north american international auto show this past week, came exactly a year to the day before his successor, whoever he or she may be, will move into the white house and the obamas will move out. >> so did they sell you on one of these things? >> i tell you what. this is a spiffy car. >> reporter: the president seems especially conscious of that calendar. he joked that the reason he came here was to browse for a new car. after all, he'll soon have to say good-bye to the one he's been using, which is a far cry, by the way, from any car, let alone the one he used to drive. >> do you remember the first car you had? what did you have?
not a shining moment for detroit. it was not a great car. >> not a great date car either. >> it was not cool. i had to compensate in my coolness given the fact that i was picking girls up in the granada. >> reporter: although he was all smiles, the trips had a serious message. >> i could not be prouder of this industry and the road that we've traveled together. >> reporter: mr. obama has been struggling to communicate his successes heading into his last year in office. and the u.s. auto industry is one example. both gm and chrysler had record sales last year. a resurgence mr. obama says was the result of the government bailout during the first year of his administration. >> we cannot and we must not and we will not let our auto industry simply vanish. >> reporter: it wasn't a popular idea. critics thought the new president was overreaching, even cocky.
that's just what the economic crisis demanded. >> i might have benefited from being young and a little brash and not being as scared as i probably should have been. there was probably some benefit to me thinking we can fix this. and we'll figure it out. >> reporter: by some measures mr. obama did figure it out. he's overseen shrinking unemployment, a growing job market. >> we are done. [ applause ] >> reporter: a reduction in the number of americans without health insurance. and diplomatic breakthroughs on li relations with cuba. but his foes say those gains have been overshadowed by the rise of isis, the trouble in syria -- >> active shooter situation is still under way.
home. and what stands out even to his supporters has been his inability to be the unifying force that he had promised. >> the one thing that gnaws on me is the degree of continued polarization. this has gotten worse over the last several years. and i think that in those early months my expectation was that we could pull the parties together a little more effectively. >> reporter: do you wish in hindsight that maybe campaigning on that notion of changing the tone in washington, do you wish you hadn't campaigned as hard on that promise? >> well, here's the thing. that's what the american people believe. and that's what i still believe. >> i believe in change because i believe in you. the american people. and that's why i stand here as confident as i have ever been that the state of our union is strong. >> reporter: his final state of the union seemed an attempt to remind america that despite the
seven years has not been as dismal or dysfunctional or as racially divided as his critics maintain. >> hands up, don't shoot! >> when i hear people say, for example, in the aftermath of ferguson and some of the other cases that race relations have deteriorated, they're terrible, i have to say, well, maybe it's just because i'm getting older, but they're not worse than they were after the rodney king incident in l.a. and they're certainly not worse than they were back in the '50s or the '60s. >> but we forget. if you could run for a third term, would you? >> no, i wouldn't.
but after a while glenn frey died just months after the eagles had wrapped up a two-year tour. >> it's really weird. i listen to cbs news a lot, you know, on the hour in my car. >> yep. >> and you hear, you know, co-founder of the eagles glenn frey died today and ba-daba-da-bada. and then i put myself in there, rock and roll hall of famer graham nash died today. and it will be gone and in five minutes it will all be over. it's kind of interesting. so what do you do with the time left? i think you owe it to yourself as an artist and as a human being to have the best time you can. >> yeah. >> as we face our future. >> right. don't even try >> reporter: artists hope their music lives forever. but rock stars don't. we've been reminded of that this
a starman took to the heavens. steve hartman stopped at a roadside restaurant and brought us back a story as sweet as honey. >> reporter: what makes tim's place restaurant in albuquerque, new mexico so special is that it is indeed tim's place. >> hello. how are you doing today? welcome to my place. >> reporter: tim harris was the first restaurant owner in the country with down syndrome. for the last five years he has lived for his business. which is why his customers were shocked when tim announced recently that he was closing. >> my customers cried a lot. into my arms. >> going to miss you. >> reporter: so what drives a man to give up a job he loves more than anything? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: a girl he loves more than anything. >> i cannot wait. >> reporter: that blur in the "i love tim" t-shirt is tiffany johnson. they met at a down syndrome convention. >> i was like oh, my god, he's like -- oh, my god.
>> i was too scared to. >> too scared to? >> because i never met a guy like tim. >> reporter: tiffany says it was the weirdest feeling. >> i got hit by the love bug. >> reporter: eventually tim got bit by it too. >> will you be my girlfriend? >> you know i will. yes. >> reporter: he made her his steady and decided to move to denver to be closer to her. tim plans to open a new restaurant there. but it's still going to be hard leaving what he knows. in fact, he cries every time he thinks about it. >> it's just very sad. really sad. >> it's incredible to watch. he's deeply grieving about the idea of this transition. >> reporter: tim's father, keith. >> while at the same time being as excited as i've ever seen him about the possibility of being with tiffany. >> i'm lucky to have someone that loves me. >> every time i feel sad my girlfriend makes me a lot happier.
crying. >> when you look her in the eye what do you see? >> i see love. i see joy. and i see that i have a future. >> reporter: why on earth do we call them disabled? >> i just love him. >> reporter: when on the important things they can be so much more able than us. >> i love you. >> reporter: steve hartman, on the road in albuquerque, new mexico. >> that is the overnight news for this monday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a little later for the "morning news" and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new