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vice president elect mike pence's promise went unfulfilled as president elect donald trump continued to ponder his choice for secretary of state. retired general and former cia director, david petraeus met with mr. trump for an hour. >> he basically walked us around the world. showed a great grasp of the variety of challenges out there and some of the opportunities as well. so, very good conversation. and we'll see where it goes from here. >> reporter: petraeus's stock is rising. after the meeting the president elect tweeted. very impressed. but rudy giuliani remains a
contender and mitt romney a strident, never trump voice during the campaign will meet with mr. trump for a second time tomorrow. romney's viability confounds top trump advisers. chiefly campaign manager kellyanne conway. >> we don't know if he voted for donald trump. he and his consultants were nothing but awful to donald trump for a year. >> the consensus among transition insiders is that conway is channelling the president elect, not crossing him. adding to the intrigue, norah, senate foreign relations, bob corker, will meet with mr. trump to discuss secretary of state. >> the plot thickens. major, thank you. today mr. trump was certified as the winner in michigan. that's one of three states where aed their party candidate is seeking a recount. but will this make any difference? nancy cordes takes a look. >> we are going to look back when this recount is completed and fine that the system worked well. >> reporter: the wisconsin elections commission set a time
line today to re-examine every ballot and test all of the voting equipment. after green party candidate jill stein raised nearly $7 million. to pay for a recount there, in michigan, and in pennsylvania. >> hacking is by nature not obvious. so the only way you can tell is by counting the votes. >> hillary clinton's team says it has found no evidence of manipulation of results. but, will participate in the recount any way, out of on li gigs to the more than 64 million americans who cast ballots for clinton. mr. trump's incoming chees of chaff, denounced the move. >> i think the american people know this is a waste of everyone's time and money and is only for, to divide this country. >> reporter: but mr. trump stepped on that message sunday when he suggested there actually was massive vote tampering. he said he only lost the popular vote because of millions of people who voted illegally due to serious voter fraud in virginia, new hampshire, and california.
a false charge he appeared to pick up from a conspiracy website. >> we have seen no evidence supporting any of the claims. >> reporter: alex padilla is california's secretary of state. >> to simply allege millions of illegal votes throughout the country or particular list of states including california i think is wrong. and we have to call him on it. >> reporter: wisconsin's recount will take about two weeks. the bar for stein to secure recounts in michigan and pennsylvania, is higher, she'll ned to show for example, norah, some evidence that hacking took place. so far, there isn't any. >> nancy cordes, thank you. delta air lines today banned for life a disruptive passenger who shouted his support for president elect trump and insulted those who didn't. >> you can't hear hear me! donald trump, baby! that's right, this man knows what's up. >> well another passenger on the flight from atlanta to
allentown, pennsylvania posted the video. no one on the flight crew intervened. delta's ceo apologized and offered refunds to the passengers. in syria, thousands fled aleppo after government forces recaptured large portions of the city from rebel fighters. elizabeth palmer reports, this could be a turning point in syria's 5 1/2-year-old civil war. >> three months of nonstop, shelling and bombing, finally paid off in syria's army, its allies, and its russian backers. troops punched into rebel controlled eastern aleppo on the weekend, and now control 40% of the territory held bite opposition since 2012. recall day civilians have been streaming out of the battle zone. today, regime and russian soldiers who for weeks have been attacking their homes, instead offer the refugees bus transport away from danger. and, desperately needed food.
this woman hasn't eaten for three days. not even bread. another woman fled with her dead mother in a wheelchair. my mother died of hunger she says. we have had very little to eat or drink for five months. as the syrian army and its allies continue to press forward, hoping to bring the whole of aleppo under the control of assad, there is no solid information on how many people have escaped into government territory. but it is a fraction of eastern aleppo's roughly 200,000 people. there are reports from aleppo tonight that many of them are actually fleeing the syrian army's offensive and heading deeper into rebel territory which means, norah there is more fighting and bloodshed ahead. elizabeth palmer, thank you sorry much. coming up next -- fake apps take the joy out of holiday shopping. later the baby who amazingly survived a terrifying crash.
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have been hacked in the last 12 months. here is anna werner. >> reporter: dan barker and his wife use mobile phone apps to make their shopping quick and easy. >> busy job. busy with our kids a lot. i use amazon prime a lot. i use other web sites to do a lot of my shopping. >> one out of three major retailers now has their own app. but it turns out criminals are creating them too. fake apps in the names of real companies. dillard's, payless and christian dior. >> no reviews. a red flag. >> reporter: the problem discovered by a company that creates legitimate apps, chris mason. >> for every single retail brand you can imagine you would see their name on the map of the mall there is a fake app for the company. in fact there could be dozens. >> the gel for the crooks, to get your personal data. gary malevski of snoopwall. >> when they type in their user
name, their password. putten all their credit card information. those counterfeit apps are stealing all that information from you. >> reporter: wouldn't i notice if i was using that app hey it didn't work? >> some of the counterfeit apps are so good they give you a complete shopping cart experience. everything through the -- congratulations here is your order number. it is on its way. you never get the goods. >> reporter: they're not the only risk. he also warns against popular emoji keyboard which add hundreds of the cute faces. many he says, can also get access to your personal information on some phones, possibly even pass words. well the best way to avoid being tricked by a fake app, experts say, norah is to go to the retailer's own website. and click on the link to the app store from there. >> important information. anna, thank you. coming up. a baby
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tonight a survival story for you that seems to defy logic. jericka duncan reports an 8-month-old infant was thrown from a car after a terrible crash. baby bryce hale of hope, arkansas looked to the sky almost as if she knew who to thank for saving her life. captain charlie smith and fire fighter josh moore found her in a storm drain friday night. >> she more or less had her hand up, ready for somebody to pick her up. >> reporter: a tractor-trailer collided with the car carrying baby bryce and their family. their vehicle went spinning out of control and into a guardrail. throwing the baby 35 feet away from the car. jakesia colson spent 30 minutes
searching for her only child. >> she should have been gone. but still alive with no injuries. >> so many times we go out and, things aren't okay. and just, during the holidays here to have a positive, just feels good. >> reporter: especially good to a mother who can kiss her baby again. >> i feel like god, took her out of the car and place herd there. she is still alive. she is my miracle baby. >> reporter: the baby was in a car seat, but police tell us she was not strapped in properly. norah, baby bryce will be celebrating 9 months in just two weeks. >> yeah, very thankful thanksgiving week for them. thank you, jericka. that's the "overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you into the news continues. for others check back lit us later for the morning news. and join, charlie, gale and me for cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm norah o'donnell.
welcome to the "overnight news." i'm don dahler. world leaders headed to havana for the memorial service for fidel castro. the revolutionary leader and communist dictator died friday at 90. as thousand began lining up before dawn to pay their respects. the white house announced that president obama will not be attending the memorial, nor sunday's state funeral. neither will russian president vladamir putin. castro was cremated saturday. remains are inside the jose marte memorial in revolutionary square. then driven 750 to santiago de
cuba. the first place of the revolution. charlie rose has more on the death of a dictator. >> reporter: fidel castro's death marks the end of an era whether the start of a new one for cuba remains to be seen. illness forced castro to transfer his powers to his brother raul in 2006, and to hand over the presidency in 2008. though his iron fist no longer ruled cuba, the 90-year-old was a potent symbol of the revolution. what was the best thing he did? for the cuban people? >> education, health. free for the people. >> reporter: health and education? >> of course. >> reporter: will it change without fidel? >> i don't really worry about it. i don't. >> reporter: after his 1959 overthrow of the cuban dictator. >> fidel castro, face the nation. >> castro appeared on "face the
nation." >> what we want now is peace. what we want now is our peace here. >> reporter: some cubans wonder if raul castro will pursue modified capitalism and democratic reforms. these women are wives and mothers of jailed dissidents. >> we are going to continue with raul castro who will do the same thing fidel did, she said, those two did the same things together. president barack obama re-established diplomatic ties with havana and loosened the travel ban in 2009. president elect donald trump called fidel a brutal dictator and may roll back some of president obama's policies. younger cubans saw a taste of american style freedom. last time tie was here, diplo stood on the stage in an electronic dance music concert,
watched by 400,000 people. tonight a city in mourning, there is less partying and more a sense of remembering the man who founded the revolution. >> translator: there could be change, this man said, or maybe things will remain the same. but many believe fidel castro's death is a time for mourning and a consideration of cuba's future. the government has not released many details about castro's death, be still do not know the cause of his death for example. for his part, raul castro says -- he intends to step down in 2018. here is what is interesting here. whether you love fidel castro because of what he did in education and health care, or hate him because of civil rights and human rights, there is no doubt that he is kconsidered a revolutionary hero not only in cuba but in many places around the world and also for his defiance of the united states. one place where fidel castro is not considered a hero is miami's little havana
neighborhood. david begnaud has that side of the story. >> news of castro's death the conversation at cafe versailles. for thousand who celebrated this weekend. it was celebration. news of his death is the best news off the island. the front cover of "the miami herald" has become something of a collector's item. >> this is it. the icon is gone. >> reporter: dolce abrerro, one of thousands who gathered in little havana. some look her left cuba for the u.s. when they were children placed flowers at the graves of their parents. >> i am here for their voice today. that's what i am here for. their voices can't be heard. i am here saying -- >> many cuban americans here in south florida are questioning what's next. >> i think that the death of a tyrannical leader, fidel castro would have had more significant impact had he been in power. >> this florida congresswoman
and her family fled to the u.s. when she was 8 years old. >> cuba will change when there is a change in cuba. castro's leaving this earth will not bring this about. >> are you encouraged by the death? >> not going to change anything. >> changes nothing for you. >> i think so. castro is gone. his brother is still there. i don't think his brother is as strong as he was. >> reporter: the four came to america as part of operation pedro pan. >> they put us in a plane. they didn't know what was going to happen. >> reporter: in 1960, the year after castro seized power, thousands of cuban parents sent their kids to america. the four were 16, 13, 6, and 9 at the time. their parents later joined them in the u.s. >> none of you have been back? >> no. >> why haven't you gone back? >> i am not ready. other people can not understand.
what we underwent. even my own children, they really don't understand. it made us very strong. i am eternally grateful to my parents for putting me on that plane. the cuban-americans david spock spoke to may have no intention of going back to cuba. a lot of other people do. jetblue kicked off their flights to cuba yesterday. there are questions whether the trump administration will follow through on the thaw in relations. chip reid has that. >> i see all the signs. cubans for trump. >> reporter: days before he was elected. donald trump promised to reverse the nation's diplomatic deal with cuba. >> we will cancel obama's one-sided cuban deal. made by executive order. if we do not get the deal we want. >> reporter: on sunday, mr. trump's incoming white house chief of staff, signalled the whole deal is up in the air.
>> president-elect trump is going to be looking for some movement in the right direction in order to have any sort of deal with cuba. >> reporter: in peru earlier this month. president obama reassured latin american business owners, u.s. ties to cuba will not be cut off. >> all those things i expect to continue. >> the white house and the president elect were on opposite ends of the spectrum in their comments. in his statement, president obama left if the up to history to judge the enormous impact of this singular figure. trump was more blunt. calling astro a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people. >> the guy was a pawn the a prisoner of both governments. >> reporter: allen gross spent five years in a cuban prison. accused of undermining their government. he says the only thing keeping the countries at odds had been the men in charge. >> i boil it down to a personality conflict. between 10 u.s. presidents and one cuban president. and when we got to the 11th
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president elect donald trump ran his campaign promising to drain the swamp in washington. well half a world away in italy, prime minister mateo renzi has an ambitious plan. a referendum would reshape the italian constitution. among the provisions, slashing the number of senators in parliament. charlie rose has the story for "60 minutes." ♪ we met mateo renzi in florence where the renaissance was born and where it flourished. >> this is the salavicci, the flower, symbol of florence. >> reporter: he insisted on
conducting the interview in the old palace in a room with a view. look out the window. >> yes. >> reporter: it was 4 hours after donald trump had stunned the world. this is the headline in "the new york times" this morning when i got up. here in your city. what's your reaction? >> it is a surprise. a great surprise. yesterday, i spoke with the president-elect. >> you spock wike with trump? did he call you or you call him? >> i called him. because the president-elect deserved a call by the prime minister of italy. and i -- i wished him every, every good, good luck for, for the next years. >> reporter: did you remind him you supported his opponent? >> but we don't discuss about it. but it is normal. it is the -- the great, the great play of democracy. >> reporter: renzi finds himself at the center of a great play of
democracy, italians will vote on december 4th on a referendum he initiated. it would change italy's constitution by slashing the number of senators in parliament. >> italy is incredible. because italy is the country with 950 members of parliament. the double of the united states of america. >> reporter: u.s., 435 members of the house. 100 members of the senate. >> in italy, the number are 630 in the chamber. and in senate, 315. >> reporter: a yes vote would reduce the senate to 100 members, who would be appointed and not elected. renzi believed the change is needed because the senate is the graveyard of legislation in italy. this referendum is not a referendum to change democracy in italy. it is a referendum to reduce bureaucracy in italy. italy is the worst country for bureaucracy around the world.
and this is very important. if we have a system with a lot of politicians, the consequence is 63 government changes in 70 years. >> reporter: 63 governments in 70 years! >> exactly. because we have a system and bureaucracy. everything is difficult. everything is complicated. and my idea is simply give simplicity to italy. >> reporter: renzi known as the demolition man in italy. he wants to scrap the old ways of doing business. he has already passed a bill that makes it easier to hire and fire workers. renzi argues with a leaner senate he can streamline the way italy is run. history is italy's richest asset. but its present is hampered by a bloated inefficient state. italy's economy hasn't grown for
two decades. the unemployment rate is nearly 12%. italians still know how to enjoy life even as the country seems stuck in place. many italians are suspicious of renzi's motives for the referendum. >> this is crazy. this is madness. ridiculous. democracy is the right that people have to choose their, their representative. >> reporter: virginia ragi, the mayor of rome who cam to office with little political experience. her party opposes renzi's constitutional reform. >> he doesn't want to change the country. he just wants more power. >> reporter: that is an incredible accusation to make. more power to do what? >> what he wants. maybe -- all the laws he wants to do without great opposition from the parliament. >> reporter: one of italy's leading columnists. he says renzi personalized the
referendum early on by threatening to quit if the no vote prevailed. >> of course that concentrates all of his opponents everywhere, the left, right, center, wherever. even within his party. so in practice it is a referendum on mateo renzi. him against everyone else. >> reporter: it has become a vote about you. and that's not good. >> yes. this is, was my mistake in the first -- days of electoral campaign. i understand the mistake. i don't, i don't accept the people who say "oh, politicians have to refuse to admit mistake." no, i am a man. i can make some mistakes. >> reporter: if you can trust them, the polls show the no vote slightly ahead. there have been weekly rallies against renzi and his referendum. some of which have turned violent. while others have been simply passionate.
>> si or no! >> even in florence where banners read "renzi go home." though in office for a little over two and a half years, mateo renzi is seen as the establishment, the vessel for people to vent their anger in a year when discontented voters are sag no to those in power. >> after the victory of trump. a lot of italian populists, "ah, we won." >> reporter: they said trump was a vote for no. >> yeah, if trump won in michigan or pennsylvania, it is not the same thing in the lombardia. >> italy is nervous, rattled by the shock of the brexit vote. the european union needs stability in italy, a country notorious for its instability. ♪ ♪ and president obama with an eye perhaps on boosting renzi before the referendum, last month invited renzi and his wife,
anyezi to the white house for the final state dinner of the obama years. ♪ ♪ if renzi pulls out a victory next week, it will likely be because he is a relentless campaigner and a master of operatic stage craft. with his tuscan swagger and a florentine ease with the italian language he is racing around italy like a man who consumed one double espresso too many. renzi is a natural politician. he is trying to convince his people that a yes vote is the best chance for italy to move forward. here's what i hear -- from you, sitting here in this remarkable place of history. i love italy so much i want to change it in order to make sure it can be all that it can. >> the message is exactly the
that. after two years in my chair in rome as prime minister, i am absolutely sure about the potential role of my country. >> reporter: from a young age, renzi was the smartest person in the room. at age 19, he won over $30,000 on the italian version of "wheel of fortune." by age 34, he became the mayor of florence. in 2014, despite not being a member of parliament, he managed to assume the prime minister seat without winning an election. it was a move worthy of fellow florentine machiavelli whose name for five centuries defined the gaining of political advantage. we are in this city of florence, the home of machiavelli. >> yes. not only machiavelli. not only. machiavelli worked exactly in the other room. >> reporter: he worked in there? >> yes. and there is the portrait of
machiavelli now. >> reporter: machiavelli was about power and the exercise of power. that's the game you are in. >> machiavelli is in italy because machiavelli its a representation as a man who used the every way to achieve the power. but i think machiavelli is one of the symbol of italian intelligence. this is the portrait of machiavelli. >> reporter: renzi is self-aware and self deprecating but the joke in italy is that renzi's ego is so huge, the entrances to the pallals had to be enlarged to accommodate it. here's what some journalistic friend said to me. he is a man in a hurry. he talks too much. has tried to do a lot in 2 1/2
years. but they remind me that your priest said to you, "god exists, mateo. but you are not god." >> it's true. he told me. i am not interested to change about the government, i interested to change the conditions for the people. so, yes, i talk a lot. >> you can see the full report on our web my cold medicines' wearing off. that stuff only lasts a few hours. or, take mucinex. one pill fights congestion for 12 hours. guess i won't be seeing you for a while. why take medicines that only last 4 hours, when just one mucinex lasts 12 hours? let's end this.
rumors that fidel castro was on his deathbed began almost ten years ago. this time they're true. fidel castro died friday. once a revolutionary leader battling a tyrannical dictator, then a dictator himself. tonight we'll take a look not at his last days or the last years, but the beginning of his reign. and we well do it with the help of a cbs news correspondent by the name of edward r. murrow. we have dusted off a grainy, black and white interview murrow did with castro in february 1959, 30 days after taking power. it was castro's last full interview in english. murrow wore a suit. oddly and inexplicably, castro wore pajamas. >> fidel castro at age of 32.
you now have in your hand a great deal of power and a great deal of responsibility. aren't you a little frightened by this? >> well, really not frightn't. because i have self-confidence. >> reporter: this rare interview at a time of great promise for castro. he had just ousted a corrupt dictator. and was greeted by cheering crowds as he and his revolutionaries entered havana. >> tell me, fidel castro are you concerned at all about the communist influence in cuba? >> i no worry because there is not threat about communism here in cuba. >> reporter: history would prove otherwise. for more than half a century, fidel castro was the communist, 90 miles off our shores. facing down 11 american presidents. he could be ruthless and repressive.
not everyone in cuba is singing the blues over the death of fidel castro. a lot of younger cubans don't have strong attachments to the deceased dictator. >> reporter: young and old have started to gather to pay their respects to fidel castro who turned over power to brother raul in 2006. so not everyone here will remember fidel's time as president and even fewer will recall his days fighting the revolution. this church league soccer game might make it seem like any other sunday in havana. that is until halftime. when both teams stop to hold a moment of silence for fidel castro.
alejandr say they admire fidel. >> translator: for us cubans it is a great loss says alejandro. like many young people an image molded less by firsthand experience, and more by tradition and family. >> reporter: your grand farnts have cried about this. >> translator: they were part of the revolution. they feel this -- much more heavily. >> translator: clearly they feel this a lot more than we do. that was apparent away from the field in church pews across the island where older cubans openly mourn. we spoke with this woman after mass. you love fidel. i see a tear? streaming down your face. because i love too much fidel. >> reporter: and your revolution? >> yes. >> reporter: there is no mention here at least publicly about the abuses and oppression of the
castro regime. in fact the effort here is to make sure the revolution does not fade into history for young people. nearly a third of the island's population is under 25. and they're increasingly drawn to american pop culture as wifi hot spots pop up. we found carla martinez sharing a phone with her mother. you are more interested in talking to your friend online no? si. >> reporter: as you can see, now the first of many, many thousands who are expected to gather here at revolution square to pay respects to fidel castro have started to arrive. now as you saw in the piece we talked about wi-f i and access o the internet. something dissidents have come to as a way, and concern the youth is becoming too distracted at a defining time in the island's history.
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