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Apr 19, 2010 7:00pm EDT
won't say if this is a real deal or an iphoney. up next, a human computer named george. his brain is the hard drive of kramer's hardware. hey what's going on? doing the shipping. man, it would be a lot easier if we didn't have to weigh 'em all. if those boxes are under 70 lbs. you don't have to weigh 'em. with these priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service, if it fits it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. no weigh? nope. no way. yeah. no weigh? sure. no way! uh-uh. no way. yes way, no weigh-ing. priority mail flat rate box shipping starts at $4.95, only from the postal service. a simpler way to ship. at cvs/pharmacy, you get a surprise as soon as you walk in the door. just go to the extra care coupon center [beep] and scan your card. then you print your coupons, and surprise! you save. it's so easy. just scan, print, save. scan before, you'll save more. i love my extra bucks! let's go to last night's highlights. there's mom and dad cleaning up. and there's the meatloaf. yuck. look what sometimes happens with the ordinary bag. it slips, oh, bingo, it falls
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Jul 13, 2010 6:30pm EDT
numbers are down, including a failing grade on his handling of the economy. remembering george steinbrenner. for the legendary yankee owner, winning was everything. >> you show me a good loser and i'll show you a loser. >> couric: and nature's summer gift to yosemite, water for the falls. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the attempt to get control of that runaway oil well has moved into a critical new phase. with a new cap in place, the next step is to pressure test it to see how tight the seal is. is it tight enough to stop the flow of oil into the gulf? or will b.p. have to continue siphoning the oil up to container ships until the well can be permanently plugged later this summer? as oil continues to spread across the gulf, the obama administration today sent b.p. another cleanup bill. this one for nearly $100 million. mark strassmann is in port fourchon, louisiana tonight. mark, tremendous pressure under that cap as well as on b.p. >> reporter: big p
CBS
Apr 1, 2011 7:00pm EDT
radio, hello uh george and linda! george: hello mr. gecko! linda: so, we're such huge fans - george: of yours...and would be really honored... linda: ...if you would marry us. me? linda: yea! you just seem so smart...so - george: british - sounding. i'm not really qualified to speak on matters of the heart. look i'll tell you this: when you insure more than one car geico you could save even more with our multi-car discount. i now pronounce you...thrifty! geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >> hill: march madness lived up to its name this year. none of the top seeds made the final four of the n.c.a.a. men's basketball tournament. tomorrow's semifinals do see fee some familiar names. connecticut and kentucky will be on hand. butt her have also back. the indiana school nearly won it all last year. but virginia commonwealth? chief national correspondent byron pitts reports on the team nobody picked and the coach who's one of a kind. >> reporter: what is your full name. >> shaka dingani smart. >> reporter: where did you get that first name? >>
CBS
Mar 21, 2011 5:30pm PDT
major role in the relief efforts, but today the aircraft carrier "george washington" was forced to leave its japanese port over fears of radiation. once again, here's david martin. >> reporter: the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier "george washington" got under way from yokosuka, japan, earlier this morning. not to aid in relief effort bus to save its from radio active contamination. the decision to send the "george washington" to sea even though one reactor is down for repairs, came in response from a shift in the wind which is blowing increased amounts of radioactivity south of tokyo toward the american bases at yokosuka and atsugi. the winds threatened to dump as much radioactivity in the next 24 hours as in the preceding ten days. navy officers decided they could not allow the "george washington" to absorb even low levels of radioactive contamination for the indefinite future. at $4.5 billion, it's one of the navy's most valuable ships and the fear is that radiation would be sucked into the ventilation system and leave it contaminated for the rest of its service life. as for the
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Nov 26, 2010 5:30pm PST
middleton. now a new film explores the struggles of william's great grandfather, king george vi, who was tortured by shyness and a stutter. katie couric spoke with actor colin firth, who plays the king. >> westminster abbey is the setting for the show of the century as peers arrive for the coronation of king george vi. >> couric: did you know much about george vi before you took this role on? >> no. i think most of us in my generation are not particularly focused on the affairs of the royal family unless a big moment comes along. >> couric: for george vi, who was born prince albert, or "bertie" to his family, that big moment came in 1936. his brother, king edward viii, stepped down from the throne to marry a twice-divorced woman, wallis simpson. >> i have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility without the help of the woman i love. >> reporter: as great britain prepared for war, albert prepared to reign while fighting a more personal battle. >> i'm sure that we are all.... >> couric: trying to overcome a debilitating stammer. >> happy to feel... >> you see him run
CBS
Feb 25, 2011 6:30pm EST
targets may have included former president george w. bush. ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ♪ >> couric: and schools all over america suddenly bursting with glee. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. muammar gaddafi is growing more desperate and violent as he tries to hold on to power in libya, and world leaders are stepping up the pressure on him to stop attacking his people. the white house said today the united states is imposing new sanctions and closing the u.s. embassy in tripoli. in the capitol today, forces loyal to qaddafi opened fire on protesters as they left friday prayers. later, qaddafi spoke in the main square, imploring supporters to "dance, sing, and prepare to defend libya." the country's deputy u.n. ambassador, who has denounced qaddafi, got emotional today, calling him a mad man who will try to stay in control until he is killed or kmits suicide. more than 200 americans were evacuated from libya today, most by ferry to malta, others on a charter f
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Jan 3, 2011 6:30pm EST
cancer, was 64. and coming up next, george hartman with tonight's "assignment america." [music playing] confidence available in color. depend® colors for women. looks and fits like underwear. protects like nothing else. depend®. good morning. great day. [music playing] confidence available in color. depend® colors for men. looks and fits like underwear. protects like nothing else. depend®. good morning. great day. you struggle to control your blood sugar. you exercise and eat right, but your blood sugar may still be high, and you need extra help. ask your doctor about onglyza, a once daily medicine used with diet and exercise to control high blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. adding onglyza to your current oral medicine may help reduce after meal blood sugar spikes and may help reduce high morning blood sugar. [ male announcer ] onglyza should not be used to treat type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. tell your doctor if you have a history or risk of diabetic ketoacidosis. onglyza has not been studied with insulin. using onglyza with medicines such as sulfonylureas may
CBS
Oct 9, 2009 6:30pm EDT
obama. it's almost like they were giving president obama a prize for not being george bush. i do not think this is going to help the president. i think it is going to widen the partisan divide. >> couric: were you surprised that michael steele and the r.n.c. came out with such criticism so quickly? >> no. and i think this just underlines when i say widen the president's... the divide between the two countries. here you have the republicans saying "look, this just shows he's all talk and no action." then the democrats respond "republicans are lining up with the taliban," which is also ridiculous. but that's what you have. and i think that's what we have now. and i do not think this helps the president, nor does it help much of anything, frankly. >> couric: jeff, you have a slightly contrarian point of view to bob. you think that the president could use this to his advantage. how so? >> well, i think back to... all the way to last week when the olympic bid failed and the president's critics say "see? for all the talk he doesn't have that kind of international clout." so if this is a pr
CBS
Sep 13, 2010 6:30pm EDT
prince georges county is a tougher call. there are five democrats running for the county executive slot. one health care union is targeting two front runners lindsey mastis live in the newsroom to tell us more. >> reporter: bake sister former maryland state delicate. michael jackson is the prince georges county sheriff. baker has been endorsed by union local 1899. jackson has become the target of their negative campaign and it seems voters have mixed emotions about it. it happened two years ago, but the two dogs sheriff deputies shot and killed during a misinformed drug raid are now front and center on pamphlets mailed to voters. it is a stark difference free from sheriff jackson's open baker. the ads were paid for by fdiu. neither candidate approved the ads. here's jackson's response. >> they know nothing about michael jackson and my i come publishments over the last eight years. >> according to a spokeswoman, the union represents 1700 health care workers at prince georges county hospital. >> there are many examples of how he operates that agency and the fear is he would operate t
CBS
Aug 30, 2010 7:00pm EDT
by media access group at wgbh >>> george clooney is everywhere, at emmy 62, this is entertainment tonight. from the nokia theater in downtown los angeles. "e.t.'s" exclusive with clooney, clooney and clooney. >> give me your best clooney. >> is he this good looking in person? >> better. >> okay. so where was the real george? >> back stage with elisabeth that and us. >> did i just say that to george clooney? >> betty white. >> have you gotten prettier,
CBS
Oct 29, 2009 7:00pm EDT
afghanistan began. president george w. bush said he preferred to meet with grieving families in private. media coverage of returning remains was banned during his father's administration after some network showed a split-screen image of president george h. w. bush bantering with reporters as the bodies of u.s. soldiers killed in panama were arriving home. caskets were a familiar scene on tv news during vietnam, bringing into american living rooms the true cost of war. this year under president obama, the ban was lifted, but the family of the fallen much of the approve. the parents of 29-year-old army sergeant dale griffin of terre haute, indiana, gave their permission for us to see his return today. five hours after he left the white house, and still long before sunrise, the president returned. he later reflect on the experience saying it was a sobering reminder of the sacrifices of america's men and women in uniform. >> the burden that both our troops and our families bear in any war time situation is going to bear on how i see these conflicts. it is something they think about
CBS
Feb 15, 2011 5:30pm PST
, this is the greatest day i've had in my life. >> george h.w. bush. >> reporter: and former president george herbert walker bush was honored for nearly 70 years of public service-- the cockpit of a navy plane in world war ii to the oval office at the white house. >> his humility and his decency reflects the very best of the american spirit. >> couric: there were 15 honorees in all, including german chancellor angela merkel, basketball hall-of-famer bill russell, cellist yo-yo ma and john sweeney, former president of the a.f.l.-c.i.o. congratulations. that's the "cbs evening news." i'm katie couric. thanks for watching. good night. >>> you're watching cbs5 eyewitness news. "this broadcast realtime captioned by becky lyon." >>> are you an accused terrorist who just got out of guantanamo bay? why you can't legally come to the united states. one bay area city rolling out the welcome mat for you. >>> what it might take to get this barge out of the mud. >>> already tonight, some early signs of a stormy night ahead. good evening, i'm allen martin. >> i'm dana king. in just a few hours the ci
CBS
Nov 19, 2009 6:30pm EST
steinberg and george baker used the corporate plane and helicopter for extensive personal travel, including family trips to china, greece, and hawaii. if the pension benefit guarantee fund can't get out of the red, it's taxpayers who will have to pick up the shake. >> i think we should say when a pension plan is in danger being dumped on the u.s. taxpayers, the executives can't make big compensation until they fix the plan. >> reporter: a united spokesman says the millions in retirement benefits that ceo tilton has gotten replace what he lost when he left his previous company and have nothing to do with united's pension problems. meanwhile, many united retirees are having to live on less. pensions that default to the guarantee fund are capped. one pilot, for example, saw his monthly payment shrink to one-third of what he'd been promised. sharyl attkisson, cbs news, washington. >> couric: and then there are people who are trying to survive without a job. the government reported today that more than half a million americans joined the line for unemployment benefits this past week.
CBS
Oct 16, 2009 6:30pm EDT
stories leading your only local news at 7. the first involving portion prince georges county police. they opened fire on an armored car robbery suspect. that suspect was caught but another has barricaded himself in a home on lexington avenue. we will have more on that as it is available. >>> another breaking story in college park. a portion county officer opened fire on two suspects on baltimore avenue after being struck by a car. our our own alex trevino is there live. >> reporter: we are in the college park shopping center on baltimore avenue. an officer from the prince georges county police department is being treated at this hour after
CBS
Dec 4, 2009 6:30pm EST
spring, dr. george tiller, one of the few doctors who provided by late term abortions was murdered in kansas. tiller's clinic is now closed. but his cause has been taken up by a former colleague. tonight, national correspondent jim axelrod has an inside look at his controversial practice outside omaha. >> reporter: not every doctor takes a different route to work each day. >> anything that's habit forming is deadly. >> reporter: nor has a metal detector and bulletproof glass at his office. >> people out there want to kill us. >> reporter: but not every doctor is leroy carhart. a 68-year-old former air force surgeon who performs up to 3,500 abortions a year. >> a child should never be separated from its mother! >> reporter: while activists protest at his clinic. >> have mercy. >> until i can find someone else to care for women, they still need someone to care for him. >> reporter: that leroy carhart believes in his warm and doesn't hide what goes on inside this building here in nebraska is pretty plain to see. you also might find it a bit surprising given what happened to his close
CBS
Apr 27, 2011 7:00pm EDT
. we have prince george county, charles county until 8:00, and we also now have, as we were saying a.a. county until 7:45, and it looks like that is moving north. we are going to take a break right now, and we will be back. don't leave us. we are going to gather the information with the latest after this break. ,,,,,,,,,, >>> all right, what you are looking although is stewart county, virginia, just after 6:00 of a funnel cloud. we do not know if that particular funnel cloud touched down or caused damage, but the cells we have been watching this afternoon have produced funnel clouds in several areas and at least one tornado, 1 mile quest of quanico, virginia. that's why we have, in fact right now still have the tornado warning in effect until 7:45. look at radar for you folks in south western and western portions of a.a. county, and a little bit of prince georges county. actually, see the box area right there? that's the area we are concerned about the most. we still have the system kind of ex
CBS
Feb 15, 2011 7:00pm EST
was matched only by his humility. >> well, this is the greatest day i've had in my life. >> george h.w. bush. >> reporter: and former president george herbert walker bush was honored for nearly 70 years of public service-- the cockpit of a navy plane in world war ii to the oval office at the white house. >> his humility and his decency reflects the very best of the american spirit. >> couric: there were 13 honorees in all, including german chancellor angela merkel, basketball hall of famer bill russell, cellist yo yo ma and john sweeney, former president of the a.f.l.-c.i.o. congratulations. that's the "cbs evening news." i'm katie couric. thanks for watching. >>> now, "entertainment tonight," the most watched entertainment news magazine in the world. >> you were sexually abused as a child. tell me what happened. >> "dancing" star cheryl burke revealing the private pain. of being molested. >> i knew what he was doing was wrong. >> her new book. her new interview with nancy. >> is he still alive now? are you afraid? >>> then breaking news. cbs news correspondent laura logan beaten and s
CBS
Oct 28, 2010 6:30pm EDT
president tried to defend his former economic adviser and evoked memories of president george w. bush. >> and in fairness, larry summers did a heck of a job trying to figure out how to-- ( laughter ). >> you don't want to use that phrase, dude. >> reporter: with his focus on young voters, the president has hit a string of college campuses. tomorrow the final three-day swing takes him from the of virginia too temple university in philadelphia and after stops in connecticut and chicago, he'll finish up sunday with a rally at cleveland state university. with control of congress at stake, vice president biden is campaigning nonstop, this weekend hitting iowa, massachusetts, and ohio. the first lady has also been hitting the trail with events monday in philadelphia and las vegas. and bill clinton has been campaigning continuously, even stopping in southern states where president obama may not be welcome. now the white house says they still think democrats can keep control of the house, but every objective political analyst i've talked to says it's a lost cause. katie. >> couric: chip reid
CBS
Sep 27, 2010 6:30pm EDT
. during his life, heselden gave about $36 million to charity. pro football fans remember george blanda as a quarterback who who never seemed to grow old. his hall of fame career spanned 26 years, the last nine with the oakland raiders were his most memorable. blanda could win a game by throwing a touchdown pass or kicking a field goal. he was nearly 49 when he retired back in 1976. george blanda died today. he was 83. gloria stuart was born with a wealth of talent and looks to match. a glamorous blond, she became a b-movie queen in the 1930s and '40s starring in such movies as "the invisible man." she left hollywood to become a painter and printer, mostly forgotten as an actress. that is until one "titanic" break. >> the china had never been used the sheets had never been slept in. "titanic" was called the ship of dreams. >> reporter: in 1997 at the age of 87, she became the oldest actor ever no, ma'am named for an oscar for her role as a "titanic" survivor. gloria stuart died yesterday at her home in los angeles. she was 100. ♪ to know, know, know you grandma is the bestest. the tot
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Feb 16, 2010 7:00pm EST
cancer spreading. in other news, the george polk award is the most prestigious in journalism and for the first time one of the winners is anonymous. no one knows who took a picture of neda dying after she was shot during an election protest. but the pictures spread around the world and became an enduring symbol of iran's opposition. here at home, politicians are used to being punching bags figuratively, but a passenger took a very real swing at mitt romney as an air canada flight was about to leave vancouver for los angeles. the man stithing in front of romney's wife got angry when romney asked him to return the seat to the upright before takeoff. the fist miss but the man was taken off the plane. now to a mystery from ancient egypt, a mystery solved. scientist reported today they've discovered what killed king tut more than 3,300 years ago and they used modern technology to do it. king tut's mummified remains were removed from his tomb in 2005 so scientists could finally determine whether he died of natural causes or was murdered. using d.n.a. and c.a.t. scans, they now say it appea
CBS
Oct 26, 2010 7:00pm EDT
, then came the murders. in 1993, pensacola dr. david gunn and dr. george patterson in alabama. dr. john britton was gunned down a year later in florida. all were targeted of the wanted poster campaign. dr. george tiller, seen on this flier, survived an assassination attempt in 1993 but was killed inside his church last year. >> we know what the pattern has been year after year. wanted poster; murder. wanted poster; murder. we need tough prosecution before more doctors are murdered. >> reporter: do you think these incite violence? >> no, i don't at all. as a matter of fact, many of these have met christ. >> reporter: glen benham founded operation save america and says the posters are not threatened. >> you read "wanted buy christ." we want them to meet jesus. >> reporter: federal law makes it a crime to use force or the threat of force to prevent people from accessing clinics like this one. in 2002, a u.s. appeals court ruled that wanted posters like these were violation of that law. >> the decision back in 2002 only affects that region and that area, it doesn't affect the posters
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May 20, 2011 5:30pm PDT
, george hincapie. we're told that now, for the first time, hincapie has testified to federal onvestigators that he and armstrong supplied each other with the blood-booster e.p.o. and discussed having used testosterone-- another banned substance-- during their preparation for races. through his attorney, hincapie declined to be interviewed, citing the ongoing investigation. >> reporter: when it comes to such an investigation, sworn testimony from hincapie is a game changer. quiet, untouched by scandal, he is the only rider to be at armstrong's side for all seven of his tour de france victories. if anyone would know if armstrong was doping, it would be george hincapie. harry? >> smith: armen, this federal investigation goes all the way back to last august. where does it go? >> reporter: well, it could end as early as next month. but what's interesting here, harry, is that the federal investigator involved, jeff novitzky, is the same federal investigator behind the barry bonds balco scandal and we both know the government didn't get much out of that, and here clearly you're deal
CBS
Mar 16, 2010 6:30pm EDT
tension between the white house and the israeli government and today u.s. envoy george mitchell put off plans to return to the region. more than eight years ago, president george w. bush vowed to get osama bin laden dead or alive. today attorney general eric holder told congress there's virtually no chance the al qaeda leader will ever be taken alive. >> reporter: the >> the reality is we will be reading miranda rights to the corpse of osama bin laden. he will never appear in an american courtroom. he will be killed by us or he will be killed by his own people so that he's not captured by us. we know that. >> couric: holders' comments came after republicans charged him on his plan to put terror suspects on his trial in civilian courts. he said yes they'd have the same constitutional rights as mass murderers like charles man son. coming up next, his daughter was the victim of a horrible crime, now he's helping others to fight back. with moderate alzheimer's. it was tough news to hear. everything changed. mom. ♪ i didn't know what to do. that's when i asked my doctor about exelon pa
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Jun 7, 2010 6:30pm EDT
cleaning up the mess. commercial fisherman george jackson was overcome by fumes while inspecting boom. b.p. gave him no protective gear. >> they didn't supply us with nothing. now they're starting to disperse gloves and hazmat suits. >> reporter: chemicals and vapors both from oil and dispersants can pose serious health risks. they can inflame the nose, throat, and lungs and aggravate asthma. when absorbed in the bloodstream, oil compounds like benzine or can hawes headaches and dizziness and could have long-term toxic effects on the brain, liver, and kidneys after prolonged direct contact. another concern, the long hot days for cleanup workers. osha today demanded b.p. not overwork crews. >> i've seen advertisements on the web saying workers are expected to work 14 hours a day seven days a week. we know that workers who work very long days are greatly increased risk of injury. >> reporter: this afternoon in venice, a boat load of shrimp came in harvested from one of the few fishing beds still open. but the stress is taking a toll. the state mental health crisis center has fielded mor
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Aug 4, 2010 7:00pm EDT
be. the latest on bristol palin's breakup with levi. >>> brad and angelina bring the kids to work. and george
CBS
Mar 11, 2010 6:30pm EST
prince gorge's county -- george's county. a police helicopter had to make an emergency rabidding. it's a county that police choppers with two officers on board. about an hour ago, they reported a mechanical light with warning in some trouble. they decided to set her down. the pilot was able to make a soft landing in the athletic area. in southeast dc. >>> up next tonight, the crazy scheme in lakewood, virginia. a woman's house is bum rushed. the children are inside, terrorized. and the kids are under the age of five. it turns out that those criminals have hit the wrong address. lindsey mastis is live in lake ridge to explain, lindsey? >> reporter: well, that's right. police say that they were looking for drugs and ey
CBS
Apr 15, 2011 7:00pm EDT
. stylists george allen patricio offers a gas masks to clients worried about the fumes. you don't have a problem using these products knowing they have formaldehyde in them? >> well, they say they're formaldehyde free and i believe them. >> reporter: but regulators found the toxin even in some products labeled formaldehyde free. the trio salon in chicago is now switching brands. osha's been in twice to measure formaldehyde levels in the store's air. >> most of these treatments contain a small amount of formaldehyde in there. it's important that osha find it safe. >> reporter: it's the second warning this week to women about the price of so-called perfect hair. a study by the cleveland clinic found hair weaves that are too tight are a culprit in causing baldness and scarring in nearly 30% of african american women. when they come like this... >> i hand over the box of tissues and i talk to them about different wigs that they can get. >> reporter: it's done? >> it's done. >> what do you have there? is that a bucket of relaxer? >> reporter: in the documentary "good hair" comedian chr
CBS
Jan 20, 2011 7:00pm EST
two-year mark have ranged from 41% for ronald reagan to 84% for george h.w. bush. and about the hot issue in congress this week, 40% of americans say the health care reform law should be repealed. that's down from 45% in november. a move by house republicans to repeal the law is going nowhere. even so, they passed a resolution today, directing house committees to get to work on new health reform legislation. the vote was 253-175, with 14 democrats joining the majority. in the meantime, the reform plan the president signed into law last year is starting to kick in. where do things stand? tonight we put that in focus. >> reporter: we went to the los angeles forum. we got there very early in the morning, around 2:30, 3:00, and already, there was a line of people. the point of the event was to provide free medical care to people in need. >> couric: in all, more than 5,000. ( applause ) 10 months after the affordable care act became law, many americans still rely on charities like this. implementing reform is just beginning. >> reporter: it was shock. it was shocking to see that mean peo
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Feb 18, 2010 6:30pm EST
murder. a female staffer's body is found on the campus of a prince georges county youth facility. >>> i'm scott broom, where a female staffer here has been murdered. and
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Nov 24, 2010 7:00pm EST
naval exercise this weekend that include the u.s. carrier "george washington" will demonstrate resolve but few believe it will deter north korea from future provocations. some analyst argue that the outside world must understand that kim jungilee regime operates under its own logic. >> if you're a military first state and the only thing you have that your people can be proud of and support you for is military strength, than it stands to reason you can't make any concessions. >> reporter: flexing north korea's military muscle is one way for kim jong il to win over the country's hard liners as he hands over power to his son, kim jung un. yesterday's attack proves just how far he's willing to go. ceila hatton, cbs news, seoul. >> smith: in london today, thousands of students clashed with police for the second time in two weeks. the students were protesting plans to triple university tuitions. it's just one of a number of draconian steps being taken to balance britain's budget. some tried to force their way into government offices but were not successful. two officers were injured,
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Dec 30, 2010 6:30pm EST
: don teague in dallas tonight, thank you. the coming year will be a big one for ex-presidents george w. bush and bill clinton, as well as millions of others born in 1946. the first of the baby boomers are turning 65. that makes them eligible for medicare, and that has huge implications for all of us. sharyl attkisson explains. >> reporter: the day after tomorrow, the first baby boomers will celebrate the big 6-5. and they're not just getting older. they're getting more costly. boomers are the 77 million americans born from 1946-64, beginning january 1, 10,000 a day will turn 65. that will continue for the next 19 years. >> the retirement of the baby boom generation will bring a tsunami of spending that will cause a severe problem for the federal government's budget over time. >> reporter: take medicare, health care for the elderly and disabled. the number of people eligible will nearly double from 46 million to 80 million by the time all the boomers reach 65. it's estimate the cost will grow from $500 billion a year today to $929 billion by 2020. >> ultimately we're going to have to
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Sep 30, 2010 5:30pm PDT
the george washington bridge, after his roommate secretly streamed video of him kissing another man on the internet, all for the world to see. >> i've been an educator for 36 years working with students, and this is the first time i've ever seen anything quite like this particular situation. >> reporter: clementi's roommate, freshman dharun ravi, and another student, molly wei, have been arrested and charged with invasion of privacy. both are now out on bail. it all started when ravi tweeted: a message that appears to be from clementi was sent out on a gay community message board two days later. clementi reportedly told his r.a., or residential adviser, about the incident. the university refuses to say what if anything was done with that information. in his final posting, clementi wrote on facebook: what was your reaction when you heard what happened to the student at rutgers? >> sad, i was very sad by the story. >> reporter: because? >> it's another loss of a young life. >> reporter: gay rights advocate joe coscue said this highlights a troubling trend, cyber- bullying and gay bash
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May 21, 2010 7:00pm EDT
ball and i go to heaven and god is george burns. well, we never intended to shoot that scene. it was strictly a red hering to mislead the tabloids and they did. they picked up on it. >> reporter: even the cast and crew were kept in the dark as the late suzanne pleshette recalled nay 2006 interview with the archive of american television. >> they hid me in a trailer for six hours with no phone-- you don't do that to a woman like me-- no shopping? no phone? what are you kiding? >> couric: but when it came time to shoot, who would have thought that bob and emily hartley's own headboard would give them away. >> they pulled the floater and revealed the bedroom set. and it started to get applause. they were applauding the set before they knew suzie and i were in bed. >> honey, wake up. you-- you won't believe the dream i just had! ( laughter ) don't you want to hear about it? ( cheers and applause ) >> we pulled it off. it was a very exciting moment. we knew we had done something special. >> couric: so special, the last "newhart" is widely considered the best series finale of all time. >>
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Apr 6, 2010 7:06pm EDT
scandal. >>> plus. >> how is sandra doing? >> george lopez visits sandra at home. the latest news as we turn back the clock for what brought them together. >>> was this desperate housewife attacked by a producer. inside her $20 million lawsuit. >>> erin andrews' new death threat details. >>> backstage and on the record. what you don't know about the threats to erin's life. >> maksim is right with me when we found o
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Sep 17, 2010 6:30pm EDT
seven feet three inches long, giant george is the world's largest dog-- at least for now, say the people at guinness records. >> a new tallest dog could come tomorrow, a new smallest dog could come tomorrow. that's the nature of record breaking. >> reporter: animals have always been a part of the guinness book. like dexter the world's smallest cow, or anastasia, the fastest balloon popping dog. but it's documenting the human quest for achievement that's made guinness the highest selling book under copyright of all time. like mangeet singh who has the longest hair, not to be confused with sarwan singh who has the longest beard. where else would you find the record for running through the longest consecutive planes of glass, or the longest duration full body burn. don't try this at home. just this week on regis and kelly they set another guinness record-- longest human mattress domino chain. >> congratulations! >> reporter: then there's this man. >> i love jumping, hopping, rolling. >> reporter: he holds the world record for holding the most world records. 122 currently, including t
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Dec 24, 2009 7:05pm EST
, meryl and steve. >>> george clooney, robert downey jr., jude law and even heath ledger >> i was thinking of changing the style
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Nov 3, 2009 7:00pm EST
george mcgovern for president. now it's conservative republicans who are upset with their mainstream candidates. they want to push the party to the right. and if in this frustration continues, i think you're going to see more moderates challenged next year in republican primaries by conservatives. >> smith: bob schieffer, thanks. now to the h1n1 flu and a new report today that may change the way we look at the virus. the study out of california says 31% of people hospitalized with h1n1 swore sick they had to go into intensive care. and dr. jon lapook tells us it's not just young people who are at risk. >> deep breath for me, please. >> reporter: 62-year-old brenda doesn't fit the typical profile of somebody with h1n1. >> this is a younger people's flu. >> reporter: but she almost died from it. >> it's a miracle for me. >> reporter: a new study finds while h1n1 mostly strikes younger patients, older ones are not immune. >> once they become infected with h1n1, older patients may be at great risk of developing severe respiratory disease and even death. >> reporter: researchers looked at
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Apr 9, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. it helped propel then-texas governor george w. bush to party prominence back in 1998. but one-time candidates mitt romney and mike huckabee didn't show, nor did minnesota governor tim pawlenty, so today belonged to palin. on poster board, with impersonators, buttons, bumper stickers and even caribou jerky in her honor. >> she has worked very hard all her life. she's not one of these washington insiders that have been in there for 20 and 30 years. >> reporter: what about sarah palin? >> dynamic, eloquent. >> reporter: a candidate? >> excellent candidate. >> reporter: for? >> for president. >> reporter: but our cbs news poll suggests her appeal is limited. only 36% of conservatives view her favorably. and while the midwest-- including always-critical iowa-- is her stronghold, only 31% of midwesterners have a favorable impression. so for sarah palin, the applause may well be heartening, but if she wants to run for president, the political map right now is not encouraging. dean reynolds, cbs news, new orleans. >> couric: a day after the u.s. and russia agreeded to a nuclear weapons tre
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Nov 25, 2010 5:30pm PST
exercises sunday featuring a nuclear aircraft carrier the nuclear aircraft carrier the uss "george washington." it's a display of force that carries a clear message. >> to prevent north korea from being tempted to make another armed provocation against us. >> reporter: leaders in seoul are under intense pressure to avoid more scenes like this. here, the bodies of the two civilians killed in tuesday's gun battle arrived on the mainland, a brutal reminder that sometimes pyongyang makes good on its threat. >> a soldier was killed in afghanistan. it did not give the soldier's nationality. the death toll for this year is 660. before sitting down to his own thanksgiving dinner, president obama phoned his best wishing to service men and women in afghanistan and iraq today. the military flew in 50 tons of turkey for u.s. troops in afghanistan. and tonight cbs news correspondent mandy clark reports from bagram airfield. >> happy thanksgiving! >> reporter: a freezing 10k turkey trot at 5:00 a.m. that's how hundreds of american troops decided to kick off thanksgiving day celebrations in afgha
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Nov 25, 2009 6:30pm EST
hours. prevacid®24hr. when you've had it with heartburn. >> smith: like george w. bush before him, president obama has declared war on earmarks: funding for special projects that end up costing taxpayers billions. but congress still hasn't gotten the message. the new defense budget is once again chock full of them. here's sharyl attkisson with tonight's "follow the money." >> reporter: the u.s. has s now $12 trillion in debt, but some in congress don't seem too concerned, they just added billions of dollars on to next year's pentagon budget in the form of earmarks. the 2010 department budget starts at a whopping $623 billion. added to that are 1,858 earmarks. they equal five billion tax dollars devoted to pet projects of individual members of congress. with an earmark, how many senators or members of congress does it take to multimillion dollar projects? >> one.& >> reporter: senator tom coburn is against earmarking all together, saying it's fraught with conflicts of interest. party leaders and those on the appropriations committees get the lion's share of earmarks. >> and the app
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Jun 25, 2010 7:00pm EDT
years ago today. sioux warriors wiped out general george custer and his more than 200 soldiers in montana. now custer's last flag is going on sale. it's a tattered cavalry pennant found at the site of the massacre. the detroit institute of art has held the flag since 1895 and hopes it will bring in $5 million at auction this fall. next, remembering michael jackson one year later. i know who works differently than many other allergy medications. hoo? omnaris. [ men ] omnaris -- to the nose! [ man ] did you know nasal symptoms like congestion can be caused by allergic inflammation? omnaris relieves your symptoms by fighting inflammation. side effects may include headache, nosebleed, and sore throat. [ inhales deeply ] i told my allergy symptoms to take a hike. omnaris. ask your doctor. battling nasal allergy symptoms? omnaris combats the cause. get omnaris for $11 at omnaris.com. they're fishermen, they're shrimpers, they're laborers, they're deckhands, they're people who work in restaurants... these are the people of the gulf coast who need our help. i'm darryl willis. i oversee bp
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Jan 25, 2010 7:00pm EST
. >>> plus, nancy kerrigan struck by tragedy again. her brother arrested for assault. >> george, kate, betty and sandra uncensored. only "e.t." is backstage. plus, cojo comes face to face. >> i'm scared of you. >> you should be. >>> john
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Feb 10, 2010 7:00pm EST
to get to work. >> reporter: the roof of this fraternity house at george washington university is one of many buckling under the added weight. house is totally uninhabitable? >> right now they have informed us that sitcom pleatly condemned until they can get a city inspector out here. >> reporter: the snowstorm swallowed half the eastern sea board, causing blizzard warnings as far south as charlotte, north carolina, and leading officials in baltimore to order everyone but emergency crews to... >> stay off the highways. stay inside, especially for the next several hours. we're experiencing blizzard conditions in every single county in every part of maryland. >> reporter: the governors of delaware and pennsylvania took similar steps. in philadelphia, even plow drivers had to pull over in the blinding snow. >> just finished shoveling, now i've got to shovel again. when i know am i going to get a break? >> reporter: and new york city's 1.1 million public school children got a snow day for just the third time in six years. for now, air travel on the east coast is nearly paralyzed, with
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May 11, 2011 7:00pm EDT
included characters like the diehard sports fan basement bertha. gallo predicted george steinbrenner as general von stein help grabber. and mohammed ali hung this drawing in his training camp as an incentive to get back in shape. bill gallo was 88. and coming up next, restoring joy to children traumatized by tornadoes. >> couric: natural disasters have been a big parent of the news lately. we end tonight with what happens after the disaster. elaine quijano has the story of a woman who drives into damaged communities to help the children there heal. >> reporter: when stn dozens of tornadoeses slammed into the south, children were among those directly in the storm's path. >> everything was shaking and stuff, and we heard trees falling, and nobody know what to do exactly. >> reporter: in tusk loose a alabama, where many kids and their families lost everything, kathryn mart and i know her team at t.j.'s bus hoped to restore some normalcy. >> when we drive sointo a disaster site they know this bus is for them, that it's special. >> reporter: martin understands loss. her sonni c.j. was just t
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Mar 23, 2011 5:30pm PDT
think there was a reflection of their real lives in the characters of george and martha. but obviously taylor and burton had a tempestuous relationship. >> when i insult elizabeth, which i frequently do, i do not attack that soft spot in the under belly. >> my double chins? >> double chins. >> you bloody well have. >> couric: taylor would marry twice more, to virginia senator john warner, and finally in 1991 to construction worker larry fortensky, whom she met during her time at the betty ford center recovering from addiction to precipitation painkillers. her physical ailments were many, by one count more than 70 illnesses or injuries that sent her to the hospital, each one sparking a tabloid frenzy and more grist for the rumor mill. >> i've had addictions, i've had weight problems. i've almost died a couple of times. i've been pronounced dead. i've read my own obituary, they were the best reviews i ever had. >> couric: but perhaps her west work began in 1985 during the aids epidemic. several of her friends had died, including rock hudson. >> and people were so shocked and it
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Sep 7, 2009 7:00pm EDT
... >> reporter: and george h.w. bush in '91 also addressed the nation's school children. but obama's speech originally came with a suggested assignment asking students to write a letter about how they could help the president, which raised the ire of conservative parents. >> i don't want my child raised to be a little community organizer. >> reporter: some school districts nationwide have developed policies around the address. many will allow parents to opt out of having their children view the speech. other districts, like rockwall in suburban dallas will do just the opposite. this school district has dealt with the controversy by allowing parents to opt in to viewing the president's speech. in other words, if students don't have parental permission by tuesday, they won't see the president speak in class. after reading the speech, parents in new canaan, connecticut, remain divided. >> seems like it's a call to action and to take some commitment. >> it's always me, me, me with him. that's how... that was another impression i got of the speech. >> reporter: education, children and pol
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Apr 6, 2011 5:30pm PDT
mammals. george crumb wrote a new wave, composing the avanity guard black ankles. ♪ let's stay together... and al green's r&b and classic "let's stay together" rounds out this year's library hit list. and we hope you saved some room for dessert, because up next we have the cupcakes selling like hot cakes. selling like hot cakes. you moving into one bay area neighborhood? the possible downside to this drastic change. next >> smith: finally tonight, we don't know exactly how it happened, but that most basic of kitchen confections, staple of many a bake sale and humble platform for icing and sprinkles, has suddenly become fashionable and profitable. people willing to pay as much as $4 for one cupcake. here's anthony mason. >> reporter: when kate carrara got her law degree, no one thought her recipe for success would be cupcakes. >> i started off telling people, "i might want to leave the law and make a cupcake business" to which everyone said, "okay, she's really gone off the deep end." >> reporter: but in 2009, the philadelphia lawyer quit her job and started butter cream international, s
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