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trump on putin. >> he kills journalists that don't agree with him. >> well, i think our country does plenty of killing, also. >> pelley: and steve hartman with a mere mortal out to perform a miracle to make a paralyzed man walk again. medical degree. >> i have a film degree. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: they're becoming epidemic-- e-mailed terror threatsa that are rattling the nerves of children, parents, and teachers in some of america's largest school districts. today we learned of the latest, e-mails. jeff pegues has more about that and about the man at the center of the investigation. >> reporter: the list of school districts receiving the threatening e-mails include los angeles, new york, miami,
county in nevada. the district which includes las vegas schools received the e-mails yesterday, and officials colored they were a hoax. the dallas e-mails detail plans of 46 jihad affiliates for a massacre of epic proportion with mass shootings and napalm, propane, and pressure cooker explosives for maximum casualty. these e-mails differ slightly from the one received in los angeles, which talked of 32 comrades and bombs set to detonate via cell phone. while investigators do not know who sent the messages, they say all of the e-mails were routed through a server in germany run by vincent canfield, the 21-year-old native of maine and college dropout says as of last week, he has been living in romania. canfield received this subpoena from new york city police which was followed by a call with a detective which canfield recorded. >> you get three days to respond
>> i do think the severity of it. there's some-- stuff they don't understand in the subpoena and i'd like to understand it before i follow through. >> reporter: canfield says that he can trace the source of the e-mails. he says that he has complied with the new york subpoena, but he has yet to respond to the one that he just received from clark county. scott, he's consulted with a lawyer who has represented edward snowden. >> pelley: jeff pegues in the washington newsroom. jeff, thank you. the northwest got hit today with more torrential rains. streets were submerged in newport, oregon. homes were damaged when a hillside collapsed, but there were no injuries. down the coast in seal rock, cars got stuck on a flooded freeway. folks in buffalo, new york, in the heart of the lake erie snow belt know extreme weather, but this month, it's been the polar opposite. jericka duncan is a snowball's throw from buffalo. gereeka. >> reporter: yeah,s this is
when you think about the buffalo region in december. we're in the village of hamburg, just 15 miles south of buffalo. the flakes started to fall here around 2:00 this afternoon. before today, this had been the latest the buffalo area has gone without snow since 1899. cars are now being forced to drive slowly, and with snow-covered roads and rooftops, it's beginning to look a lot more like christmas. but by christmas eve, temperatures are expected to reach near 60 degrees. scott, the snow respite was welcomed by many here. that's because last year, around this time, more than eight feet of snow had fallen, mostly because of lake-effect snowstorms in november. >> pelley: jericka duncan. jericka, thanks very much. winter begins on monday, so let's bring in chief meteorologist eric fisher from our cbs station wbz in boston. eric, what's the weekend look like? >> well, scott, for a lot of
missing the holiday spirit because it's been so warm outside, we have a shot of real winter air moving ins across the great lakes into the northeast this weekend, finally average, a normal year you might not notice, but the highs in the 20ss and 30ss might have a bite to them. could see over a foot in the south towns of buffalo. the biggest snow totals, here, scott, the tug hill plateau where they haven't seen much so far. >> pelley: and how is the holiday shaping up? >> the cold is not sticking around. we have another big change as we head into christmas week, another ridge in the jet stream starts to build. this is going to create widespread farmth,15 to 25-degree above average. it looks like 60ss, even 70s are possible. if you're wondering is this going to change as we head into the new year? >> noaa updated their outlook, warm air in the northern tier and cool air in the south.
>> pelley: eric fisher, wbz, thank you. the temperature on wall street reached 50 degrees today, eight above average, but stocks went the, way. the dow fell 367 points, the second straight triple-digit loss. oil is dragging the market down. crude lost 22 cents today to close at $34.73 a barrel. for folks who work in the oil patch, manuel bojorquez tells us the boom has gone bust. >> reporter: with the price of gas dropping below $2 a gallon here in houston, peyton gregory is saving money at the pump. but low oil prices also cost her, her job. she was laid off from the hiring department of an oil services firm 10 months ago. >> it takes two months of part-time work to equal two weeks of pay for what i was receiving in my full-time job. >> reporter: so paying bills for you right now is...? >> it's stressful.
texas has lost 60,000 to 70,000 oil and gas-related jobs in the last 15 months, sending the state's unemployment rate slightly higher at a time when the national rate is declining. parts of the state are still pumping oil, but tobias read, c.e.o. of swift worldwide resources, which expliez labor to the oil industry, says with falling profits, plans for new drilling are drying up. are we going to see more jobss losses? >> we think there will be, unfortunately. and that's because the oxygen which drives the sector is new capital expenditure, and there's been very little. >> reporter: u.s. oil output could drop by 1.1 million a day by next fall if the price of crude doesn't recover. >> we might even see the price go substantially lower until there's a real adjustment. >> reporter: read says the market may not recover until 2017 and it could take 18 months from then to see any significant job creation.
are helping the overall economy saving the average driver about $500 this year. >>year. >> pelley: manuel bojorquez in oil country tonight. the pharmaceutical executive accused of price gouging and charged with running a ponzi scheme is out of a job tonight. martin shkreli resigned from turing pharmaceuticals. as c.e.o. he hiked the price of a life-saving drug 5,000%. yesterday, he was indicted for allegedly cheating investors in a hedge fund out of millions. well, you might call it bizarreist russia. vladimir putin devoted part of a news conference yesterday to donald trump and sang his praises. major garrett looks at what's become a mutual admiration society. >> reporter: at his year-end press conference, vladimir putin called republican front-runner donald trump talented, flamboyant, and popular.
saying it was, "a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond." trump sees putin's praiseas validation of their mutual disdain for president obama. >> his dislike for president obama-- and it's a mutual thing-- is terrible. that's why you see all the conflicts, all the problems, all the hatred. >> reporter: this morning, trump was asked about the dark side of putin's dictatorial ways. ways. >> reporter: trump later condemned the killing of political opponents, but jeb
chaos candidate, sland himself comepts. >> reporter: trump then tweeted the former governor is, "dumb as a rock." lindsey graham said trump should visit bombed out eastern ukraine or syrian refugee camps to see if putin really deserves praise. scott, even mitt romney weighed in making this distinction-- putin kills journalists and critics. u.s. presidents kill terrorists." >> pelley: major garrett on the campaign for us. major, thank you. by the way, jeb bush and marco rubio will be among john dickerson's guests this sunday on "face the nation." there's a family feud brewing in the democratic race. first, the democratic national committee accused bernie sanders' campaign of improperly accessing data belonging to hillary clinton's campaign. then, late today, sanders sued
to undermine him. nancy cordes sorts this out. >> we need our data which has been stolen by the d.n.c. >> reporter: the sanders campaign filed the federal complaint after the democratic national committee cut off the campaign's access to a key voter database, a move the sanders camp says could cripple their operation, costing them more than $600,000 a day in lost donations. sanders' campaign manager jeff weaver. >> this is taking our campaign00. we have a exwras-roots campaign so when we have people come to campaign headquarters to call voters we can't generate phone numbers to do that. >> reporter: the d.n.c. blocked the campaign from a shared democratic database after a glitch enabled sanders staffers to view voter data gathered by the clinton campaign for about 45 minutes on wednesday. sander's data director josh
trying to snoop. >> reporter: but the d.n.c. tells cbs news the breach went far beyond that, and that four different users examined clinton voter files from 10 states, saving and even exporting some of the data. the sanders campfired josh uretsky and is investigating the other staffers. can you assure the d.n.c. and the clinton campaign that you no longer possess any of the clinton campaign's data? >> i can tell that you this campaign in official capacity does not possess any data, does not retain any disoot doot, doesn't want any of their data. we are running a clean campaign. >> reporter: but the d.n.c. insists that the sanders camp has not turned over the clinton data that it took, and that until it does, it will not be allowed to access even its own voter information on the shared database. scott, the clinton campaign weighedweighed in late today accusing its opponent of theft. >> pelley: nancy cordes in washington for us tonight.
if you're one of those who despaired that washington exwrid lock would never end, well, today, congress lurched forward. democrats and republicans in both houses compromised on a trillion-dollar bill to fund the government for the next nine months. it's the biggest achievement yet for the new house speaker, paul ryan. previous spending fights have shut the government down or come close during fights over such things as obamacare and planned parenthooded. the president signed the bill this afternoon. >> i also want to give speaker ryan credit. i called both he and mitch mcconnell, as well as nancy pelosi and harry reid, for the orderly way in which they actually negotiated a budget, the way congress has historically and typically supposed to work. >> pelley: one of the things that worked is the provision to
ailing 9/11 first responders. the money had been due to run out. in a rare interview, apple's c.e.o. sits down with charlie rose to answer charges that his surveillance. lebron james flattens a fan. and the force breaks a record. when the cbs evening news continues. hey marc. how you feeling? don't ask. this is what it can be like to have shingles, a painful, blistering rash. i never thought this would happen to me. if you had chickenpox, the shingles virus is already inside you. 1 in 3 people will get shingles in their lifetime. i'm going to go back to the eye doctor tomorrow. it's pretty close to my eye.
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today, then we will give the specific information that is requested-- because we have to by law. in the case of encrypted communication, we don't have it to give. and, so, if-- like your imessages are encrypted, we don't have access to those. >> reporter: help me understand how you get to the government's dilemma. >> don't believe the tradeoff here is privacy versus national security. i think that's an overly simplistic view. we're america. we should have both. >> pelley: tim cook opens up to charlie rose, including whether apple is dodging taxes. s that's sunday on "60 minutes."
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>> pelley: the daily headlines might make you think otherwise, but there are a lot of good people out there, and steve hartman met one of the best "on the road." >> reporter: by any logical standard, last spring, 28-year-old eugene yoon made the craziest decision of his life. >> i remember kind of just, like, looking up at the sky and being like, "god, are you sure about this because i'm pretty happy right now." >>now.." >> reporter: did it feel like like that, like a calling? >> it it felt like a calling. >> reporter: what eugene felt called to do was one really big random act of kindness. he didn't know who he was supposed to help or how.
help someone, and it had to be life altering, and that's when a video came across his facebook page. it was a video of a guy he never met named arthur renowitzky, a parapleej nick a t-shirt with bold letters of bold defiance. after being mugged, shot, and paralyzed eight years ago, arthur vowed that he would walk again some day, and when eugene heard about that, he called arthur immediately. >> he wasn't going to give up until i was walking again. >> reporter: to walk again. >> to walk again. >> reporter: and you descroant a medical degree. >> i have a film degree. >> reporter: which makes you wonder, then, how were you going to make him walk again? >> that's the part i had no idea at the time. >> reporter: eventually, though, he learned about this exoskeleton device that can help some people walk again gwen. unfortunately, it costs about $80,000. so to pay for it, eugene quit his job at a research company in northern california to hike.
>> reporter: from the california-mexico border to canada. >> we're going! >> reporter: along the way he posted videos of the adventure and asked people to donate on social media until round about mid-washington state-- >> we did it! >> reporter: when eugene:-- >> we did it! >> reporter: he had reached his fund-raising goal. >> you're going to walk! >> reporter: and again, all this to help a total stranger. >> yes! >> to quit his job. to go into debt from doing this. to help me get back on my feet, you don't meet people like that every day. >> reporter: eugene yoon felt called to make a difference in someone's life, but when he heeded that call, he had no idea what a difference he'd make until proof rounded the corner. this is the first time eugene got to see arthur walk. >> oh, my god. i'm so happy for you. >> thank you.
we are brothers. i'm just very thankful to have a friend like him. i wouldn't be here, man, if it wasn't for you. >> reporter: makes you wonder. that little voice eugene heard, was that ever about helping someone with a hardship or was it about helping two someones with a friendship? steve hartman, "on the road," in castro valley, california. >> pelley: that's cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, i'm scott pelley.