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>> pelley: a new warning from the world health organization about some of th mds and their link to cancer. also tonight, the fbi director on the rise in violent crime since ferguson. >> what's going on? it's likely a chill wind that has blown through law enforcement over the last year. >> pelley: the story behind the vice president's big decision and absence of mallards. seniors fight the government for the return of their beloved juanita. >> it doesn't seem right. i want ta duck back. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: today an international panel of experts said that eating processed meats such as cold cuts and bacon increases the risk of colon cancer and
eating red meat likely does the same. after today's report by the world health organization, every one seemed to be asking how great is that risk? so we asked dr. jon lapook. >> the who committee has placed processed peat like hot dogs and ham in the same cancer risk category as tobacco but the amount of increased risk is nowhere near the same. lifetime risk of getting colon cancer is 5%. eating the equivalent of one hot dog a day raises that t about 6%. by comparison, one study found the lifetime risk of lung cancer is 1.3% in male nonsmokers, and about 17% in smokers. the evidence was strongest for a cancer link with processed meat. the international panel of experts said the cancer link for red meat like steak and pork is weaker. but that red meat probably also causes cancer, mainly colon but possibly also pancreatic and prostate. the committee described the
number of possible mechanisms. dr. march anna stern ofu sc served on the panel. >> processed meats are tretted with different chemicals in order to preserve the meat. some of those chem cat-- chemicals are nitrates and they react in the body to form car cynic agains. >> shalene is a nutritionist with the beat el-- beef association. >> with reports like this they often confuse us. ithe easy to blld a healthy diet with news like these and nothing in this report should change that. >> so when we're talking about red meat, what falls in that category? >> so red meat is mamalian muscle, we're talking about beaf, veel, lamb and yes pork. >> pelley: pork is red meat. >> yes. >> pelley: why is it being placed in the same category of tobacco. >> this has lead to so much confusion, being in the highest risk category means you have a substance and there is good, strong evidence that it can cause cancer. it says absolutely nothing about the degree to which it increases that risk. so we know smoking tobacco
increases the risk of cancer dramically. now processed meat increases the risk of colon cancer relatively less. still, 20% increase if you have the equivalent of a hot dog every day. so now that we have these numbers which is the new thing this study is giving us, it can give us an idea how to estimate our risk and we have to make that decision for ourselves. >> pelley: the take away in a word is moderation. >> everything in moderation including excess. >> pelley: thank you, jon. dr. lapook will be answering your questions on our facebook page. you can post them at facebook.com back/cbseveningnews. the head of the fbi has a theory about what is behind a rise in gun violence in big cities. he talked about it today in chicago. and here's justice correspondent jeff pegues. >> six people died and 28 were wounded in gun violence over the weekend in chicago. homicides there are up 19% this year. in other major cities, there have been sharper increases, up 44% in washington d.c.,
of 2% in milwaukee,-- 62% in milwaukee and 73% in nashville. fbi director james comey discussed the spoke with police cheers today. >> some part of what is going on is likely a chill wind that has blown through law enforcement over the last year. that wind is made up of a whole series of viral videos and the public outcry that followed them. >> reporter: the scrutiny of police began after the shooting of michael brown in ferguson, missouri. comey believe cell phone video of deadly encounters posted online and freddie gray's arrest in baltimore, to eric garner's in new york, has put police officers to the test. and could be changing how they work. >> in today's youtube world, our are officers reluctant to get out of our cars and do the work that controls vy lent crime. >> reporter: but comey's remarks put him at odds of president obama. white house spokesman josh earnest. >> the available evidence at this point does not support
the notion that law enforcement officers around the country are shying away from fulfilling their responsibilities. >> reporter: comey says he has no data on the youtube effect but said his hunch was strong enough to start talking about it publicly. scott, others say the rise in crime is connected to drug-related violence fueled by increased gang activity. >> pelley: jeff pegues in our washington newsroom, jeff, thank you. we saw it again late today, social media circulating a new video of alleged abuse by an officer. it's a little bit difficult to watch. today a sheriff's deputy in columbia, south carolina forcibly removed a student from a classroom at spring valley high school. late today the school district said it is deeply concerned by this. the sheriff's department is investigating. today we learn that the woman accused of driving her car into a crowd at the oklahoma state university
homecoming parade may have been suicidal. adacia chambers is held on a million dollars bail and faces four counts of murder. one of the victims was a toddler. today her father spoke and adrina diaz has more on that. >> i'm very sorry for those victims, and the people who lost their lives. >> reporter: floyd chambers spoke out about his daughter minutes before she was due in court. he said she spent two weeks at a mental hospital four years ago but had improved. district attorney laura thomas says officers had asked chambers if she was suicidal. >> her answer was i was suicidal at the time of the disenlt but not now at booking. >> reporter: prosecutors say on saturday morning chambers ran a red light and drove into the crowd. >> they didn't know what hit them. they didn't have time. >> anthony wyatt tried to stop her. >> i see this car, and the barricade and i jump out and go no, you're going the
wrong way, stop, stop, and she floor boarded it. i could just see the wall of people. i knew what was going to happenment and she hit that motorcycle and people went everywhere. >> reporter: among those killed was 23 year old nikita prabhakar, a business stood from india. husband and wife march vin and bonnie stone were 65. and had retired from osu. two year old nash lucas was an only child. tonight chambers is being held on four counts of second degree murder. but the da said that a fifth victim is in an extremely fragile state. chambers blood is being tested for drugs and alcohol. her attorney said those results could take ten days. he also said there was no indication she had been drinking. scott, she will undergo a psychological evaluation from jail. >> pelley: add diaz, thank you. >> moving on to the presidential race, republican donald trump is feeling the heat from his closest rival, and major garrett has that. >> reporter: confronted with three polls showing him
trailing ben carson in iowa, donald trump went on the attack. >> by the way, carson is lower energy than bush. i don't get it. i saw him being interviewed. he's lower energy than bush. >> reporter: that was today in new hampshire. this was friday in florida. >> donald trump has fallen to second place behind ben carson. we informed ben but he was sleeping. >> reporter: carson a retired neurosurgeon offered a less cutting response. >> i would like to see him stand up for 18 hours and operate on somebody, keep their concentration. >> trump's other reaction to losing ground in iowa, disbelief. >> i don't believe those polls, actually, because i see the response of people i >> reporter: trump also offered a glimpse to what he considered the hardships of his early real estate career. >> it has not been easy for me. i started off in brooklyn. my father gave me a small loan of a million dollars. i came into manhattan, i had to pay him back and i had to pay him back with interest.
>> reporter: trump entered the new york real estate market in 1971. $1 million adjusted for inflation would equal $5.8 million today. trump also tried to take credit for a ford mot or company decision to shift some jobs to ohio from a plant in mexico. >> mexico took a ford plant. have i been very tough on the ford, you heard me talking about ford. i heard last night that ford is moving back to the united states. >> reporter: ford is moving about 1,000 jobs from mexico to ohio, a decision the company approved in 2011. and one a gop rival of trumps ohio governor john caseic helped to engineer. scott, caseic said this entire controversy was another example of trump's quote empty, false rhetoric. major garrett for us tonight, thank you. >> pelley: vice president biden is letting us in on how he decided not to challenge hillary clinton for the democratic nomination. in an interview for "60 minutes" he told nora o'donnell it all came down to the calender. >> look at it this way.
i give my word as a biden. i think at the first caucus was april 1st, we probably would be running. because there's time. >> how often did the two of you talk about this decision? every night? >> well, some mornings we would say-- like i remember about a month ago we were on the porch at home. and i said, you know, maybe we should just-- i don't know if we are going to get there in time. maybe we should just say we're not going. and jill said but what about the supreme court. >> what about education, what about community colleges. i felt like we were-- everything we had worked so hard for in this administration, you know, could all-- could just all change. >> did you make a list of pros and cons? >> no, huh-uh. >> look, we knew why we wanted to run. we knew that two years ago, two and a half years ago. i've known that since i joined the administration. but the other side was, and it wasn't just since may 30th. when beau passed away.
but it was for the last year, we've been dealing with this with being up and down and then beau would go through a protocol that was-- with very few people in it and we would have hope. and there would be initial signs that okay. and beau would say, you know, come on dad, we're going to be all right here. and you know, so it was-- you know, it was-- it was a roller-coaster ride. but look, i can die a happy man. we can be a happy family. my never having been president. as long as we continue to stay true to what we believed in, keep pushing for the things that have animated our life. >> pelley: vice president joe biden on "60 minutes." today in the canadian pacific the search continued for a sixth victim after a tourist boat capsized yesterday. five bodies were recovered from the whale watching tour off vancouver island. 21 were rescued. no word on the cause.
>> tonight we're getting a look inside last week's mission to rescue prisoners that were held by isis in iraq. kurdish troops backed by u.s. special operations forces freed dozens of them. and american master sergeant joshua wheeler was killed in the firefight. elizabeth palmer is in northern iraq. is. >> reporter: the video captured on a helmet camera shows dazed prisoners emerging one by one from their cells to be patted down by kurdish special forces. although you can clearly hear the american backup. >> right there. >> reporter: the kurds released this individual-- video to show their close partnership with american might. on the well forthified front line near the keel oy-- key oil city of kirkuk it was a moral bush for the kurdish peshmerga fighters who make do with outdated weapons and get their salaries late or even not at all. general kamal kirkuki is the
area commander. >> for america, for us, who liberate the civilian people's live. >> reporter: to isis fighters, hiding and watching, less than a mile away, the pictures will come as a blow. but freedom has a price. in this case, a exuls ore camera call for the prisoners to embrace their kurdish-- kurdish liberators and say thank you. saad khelef ali feraj is an iraqi policeman who is overcome as he described how isis told him he had only an hour left to live. with this video the kurds want to underscore how with american help they are winning against isis. in contrast to the iraqi army which gets four times as much money from the u.s., but is struggling to take back the country from extremists. the fact is, though, scott, the kurds have pretty well con sol dated most of their territory in northern iraq whereas the iraqi army has
thousands of square miles to take back from isis. they are making progress at least. but it is painfully slow. >> pelley: liz pawker in northern iraq for us tonight, thank you. >> we were struck today by pictures from a drone that captured the scope of the refugee crisis in europe. a grim prosession of thousands walked through a field in slovenia after escaping the wars in syria an afghanistan. their march to freedom in western europe was detoured by border closures, yet they marched on. joined each day by thousands more. >> doctors want to change the way high school football is played after another tragedy. and what happened after part of a plane's landing gear fell off? when the cbs evening news continues.
urged high school football leagues to ban certain types of tackling to save lives. another player died last week in chicago an dean reynolds is there. >> reporter: friends, neighbors an coaches of andre smith gathered over the weekend to mourn the 17 year old senior whose life was cut short playing a game he loved. his broth eric had a warning for andre's teammates. >> protect yourself, be cautious because something as sirch el as a foot ball injury can end a whole life. >> ter rell alex and certificate a toach. >> there is no practice for something like this. not something you can write down and come up with a script for these young men. >> reporter: split played for a chicago high school and was injured on a collision in the last play of the last game of the season. he is the 7th high school player in the country to die in 2015 from a football-related injury. in his case, blunt furs trauma to the head. now the american academy of
pedestrian atricks says the way we play the game must change. proper tackling technique must be emphasized and there must be zero tolerance for illegal head first hits. dr. greg landry coauthored the policy statement. >> those are high-risk maneuvers. those are the kinds of things that are associated with catastrophic injury to both brain and the neck. >> landry also said athletic trainers should be available to quickly assess injuries. nationwide only 37 percent of high schools have full time athletic trainers like brian robinson. >> why aren't you on the sidelines at every game. >> the most common excuse i hear is budget. i think in today's society schools who use that excuse are making a mistake. >> never the less, 30% of the high schools in this country, scott, have no athletic trainers. >> dean reynolds in chicago, dean, thanks very much. a university has removed a
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>> pelley: the deep south is in deep water tonight. the gulf of mexico washed up on highways in dauphin island, alabama. streets turned into rivers in hancock county, mississippi. these really remnants of hurricane patrick -- patricia, the most powerful cyclone ever in the western hemisphere. it hit mexico friday night but the damage wasn't nearly as bad as feared. but all that moisture now is headed north. a sign of changing times at the university of mississippi. the school removed for the last time the state flag because it includes the con federal-- confederate battle em blom. the student and faculty asked ole miss to take it down. it is the last state flag to incorporate the emblem. in 2001 voters decided to keep it. today a british airways 737 crash landed in johannesburg, south africa, after part of the landing gear came off in flight.
>> pelley: each spring in california the swallows return to the san juan capistrano mission. but did you know 400 miles to the north there is a mission this fall to have a duck returned to san anselmo. john blackstone is there. >> in a locked pen at a wildlife hospital near san francisco, a duck named
juanita is tied itch in red tape. meanwhile at pelo gardens assisted living center residents are campaigning to winfrey dom for juanita. >> it doesn't seem right. i want that duck back. >> norma manning misses having juanita in the backyard. >> she was just a nice pet. and everybody loved her. >> juanita arrived two years ago, an orphan duck ling. bello gardens cook fed her back to health and she quickly became part of life here. >> juanita. >> bello gardens administrator. >> this is where juanita lives. >> the staff built this area for her and put the bond in and the waterfall. >> but one day in september juanita wandered away. someone found her and took her to wild care, a local animal hospital. and that is where the red tape started. >> so she gets checked in to wild care and all of a sudden she belongs to the state of california. not to wild care and in this situation, unfortunately, not to bello gardens.
>> allison hermanye insists giving the duck back would be a federal offense with dire consequences. >> we would lose our operate to operate. >> the federal government would close you down if you gave back one duck to a senior center? >> yeah, that is what happened. >> bello gardens is helping them apply for a permit to keep the duck as a pet. >> and the res dnts can visit juanita, trying to make the best of a situation that is all fo-wled up. john blackstone, california. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
police say a d.c. officer shot his wife and turned the gun on himself. >> good evening. thanks for joining us. shots rang out. stephanie ramirez the couple leaves children behind. >> sullivan is a d.c. police officer with d.c. protect thive services. this is a force under the district department of general services tasked with protecting property that belongs to district of columbia. police tell me this is the person they believe shot and killed his newlywed wife before taking his own life. it started as an argument yesterday morning. we now