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at 5:00. ahead at 6:00 biologists sound the warning the bay area animals most endangered by the proposed bullet train. we'll be back in 30 minutes. >> glor: breaking news at the white house. the president accepts an invitation to meet with kim jong-un. also tonight... just-released emergency expawlz a timeline of eventses from the parkland, florida, school shooting. nearly a million spend another cold winter night without power after the second nor'easter in less than a week. the president says there's a link between video games and violence. >> we just want fairness. >> glor: how you may fare with the tariffs signed together. the deputy who wasn't. a 14-year-old arrested for impersonating a cop. ♪ gangnam styl gangnam .
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>> glor: and pop korean music stars. this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> glor: and this is our western edition. good evening. we are going to begin with the surprise announcement tonight at the white house. the president has accepted an invitation to meet with the north korean leader kim jong-un. chip reid has the latest. >> reporter: it all began with a surprise visit by the president to the white house briefing room, where he told stunned reporters south korea is going to be making a huge statement tonight on a big subject on north korea. shortly after 7:00 p.m., south korea's national security adviser came to the mike phones outside the west wing after meeting with president trump and told reporters what north korean leermd kim jong-un told him earlier this week. >> north korean leader kim jong-un said he's committed to denuclearization.
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kim pledged that north korea will refrain from any further nuclear or missile tests. >> reporter: he also said that kim jong-un expressed his eagerness to meet with president trump as soon as possible, and he told reporters how president trump responded to that invitation. >> president trump appreciated the briefing and said he would meet kim jong-un by may to achieve denuclearization. >> reporter: but he also made clear that when dealing with north korea, skepticism is in order. >> the republic of korea, the united states, and our partners stand together in insisting that we not repeat the mistakes of the past. >> glor: and, chip, the white house has just release aid statement. what can you tell bus that? >> reporter: well, i can tell you, jeff, there's some daylight between what the white house and the north koreans are saying. you recall the north korean leader says he wanted to meet in
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may. but sarah sanders said they want to meet at a place and time to be determined. so, again, skepticism is the watch world here. >> glor: chim reid with remarkable developments at the white house. chip, thanks. we're going to move now to holly williams, who is in seoul, south korea. holly, how is this big announcement being received in south korea? >> reporter: well, jeff, this is hugely significant. i mean, we may see a sitting res. president meeting with the leader of north korea. that's a country that president george w. bush said was part of an axis of evil. and this comes as part of a heries of overtures from north etrea, and they're being met here in south korea with a mixture of very cautious optimism and a lot of skepticism, because north korea has reneged on previous deals, all the while continuing to improve its missile technology and carry out more nuclear tests. >> glor: holly williams in south korea. thank you very much. with a couple of strokes of a couple of pens, today, president trump set in motion new tariffs-- 25% on steel, 10% on
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aluminum-- imported into the u.s. canada and mexico are exempt for now, pending a renegotiation of nafta. ( applause ) cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger is here to help us understand the impact of these d gher steel and aluminum prices and what happened today. for the folks watching at home, jill, what does this mean? >> well, if you work for an aluminum or steel producer, this is good news. this is going to be good for those companies. they may even hire more. but if you work for a company that uses imported steel or truminum-- a car manufacturer, maybe an industrial giant, a construction firm, or maybe a company that uses aluminum in their cans-- this may not be good news. and there are millions of people in those industries, just hundreds of thousands in the others, so we're worried that there may be greater risk than the potential reward. from a consumer angle, what we're worried about is could we see higher prices? right now, we don't know. but if prices are passed along to consumers-- and already, the
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automobile industry is warning tr prices could rise-- this could be bad news. and, finally, if we were to see ndtaliation on a bigger scale-- even though canada and mexico are now exempt-- but european ivtaliation, all goods could get more expensive around the globe. this could be a tit-for-tat trade war. that could be bad for growth, bad for 401(k)s. >> glor:a lot of speculation on this. you get a lot of this is wait and see what happens. >> still in motion. >> glor:jill, thank you very much. late today in florida the broward sheriff's office put out audio recordings and a new timeline of the parkland school shooting. they do give us a clearer picture of how the valentine's day attack unfolded at marjory stoneman douglas high school, d ich left 14 students and three adults dead. the timeline shows police entered the building 11 minutes and 15 seconds after the first shot was fired. here's adriana diaz. >> reporter: the first cries of >> reporter: the first cries of help from inside had to be
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whispered. >> reporter: the caller afraid of making too much noise. ( dial tone ) >> reporter: the caller hung up. as students tried to stay quiet inside. first responders struggled to get specifics. one dispatcher relayed information from a mother on the phone with her daughter inside. >> reporter: according to a new >> reporter: according to a new
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timeline of events released late today from the broward county sheriff's office, the first call came in less than a minute after the first shots were fired. 86 calls were made in just over an hour. ten were released today. all but one came from outside the building. one was from a panicked mother who could be overheard speaking directly to her child. >> reporter: we haven't gotten a response yet from the sheriff, but what we've learned from this timeline about the school resource officer, is even though his lawyer said he stayed outside of the building for the duration because he believed that the shots were coming possibly from outside of the building, this timeline reveals that two minutes, roughly, after the first shots were fired, he was radioing on his radio that he heard possible shots fired from the 1200 building. so he believed that there were--
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that there was that activity inside the building. yet, he stayed outside. u glor: all right, adriana diaz for us in florida. thank you very much. a one-two punch of nor'easters has left nearly a million homes and business in the dark tonight. some have been struggling to stay warm for nearly a week now. trees and wires are down from the mid-atlantic to maine. michelle miller checked in on families in new jersey, one of the hardest hit states. michelle. >> reporter: jeff, of all the places in new jersey we visited today, this neighborhood in morris township was the worst. nearly every home here is in the dark, unless it's running a generator. and as you said, it's been like that for almost a week. we started off in morris county, new jersey, where thousands are without power because of things like this-- downed trees and downed power lines. this is the crux of the trouble. >> it's cold. >> reporter: mickey stanek and her daughter, emily, have been huddled by their fireplace in the cold of their morristown
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home since the first nor'easter last week. >> it has been a lot of miscommunication, and we probably would have packed up and gone somewhere if they didn't keep sending us updates that it would be back in place. >> reporter: in chester we met joe hiddlerbrandt, who said 4100 workers including teams from michigan to florida are in the field. how long have you been here? >> this job, probably about four hours. v reporter: so it's time consuming. >> very time consuming. multiply this by 100 or maybe 1,000 projects and that's what we're up against. >> reporter: every corner of the northeast is digging out of the white stuff. some areas were hit with upwards of three feet. heavy, wet snow that began falling yesterday forced commuters to go every which way but forward. some unlucky drivers were left stranded on highways. at its peak, more than a million people were left without power, from north carolina to maine, including more than 100,000 since the first storm six days ago.
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debbie mcbride, whose entire neighborhood is out, demands action. >> it is like a blanket statement that we would have power back by tuesday at 11:00 p.m. >> reporter: did they deliver? >> no. we still don't have power. >> reporter: jeff, call it great timing, but about an hour ago, utility crews showed up here in debbie's neighborhood pledging that it would have power restored by tonight. some 200,000 other new jersey customers remain in the dark. >> glor: great timing it is. utl right, michelle miller, thank you very much. the president talked about gun violence today with members of the video game industry, which generated a record $37 billion last year. is there a link between virtual violence and the real thing? here's anna werner. >> reporter: the white house put timed with today's meeting. last month, president trump said this: >> and this is what kids are watching. and i think you maybe have to take a look at it.
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>> reporter: today he met parents like melissa henson. >> the kinds of messages and images that they are putting in their minds, i think they're-- they're seeing nightly dress rehearsals for huge acts of violence. >> reporter: but this psychologist says: >> video games are actually being used as a scapegoat for what i think might be the real causes of violence. >> reporter: patrick markey's research shows 80% of mass shooters did not show an interest in violent video games. >> it seems like something that should actually make us safer. so it's a total, understandable reaction. the problem is just the science, the data does not back up that it would actually have an effect. >> reporter: but other opponents point to this-- the appearance of weapons in video games, like this remington assault rifle pictured in popular game "call of duty." the images come from a lawsuit by sandy hook parents who are suing remington, saying the company bears responsibility for the killings of 26 people at the school by shooter adam lanza in 2012. >> he was within in this younger
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male demographic that remington was trying to sell guns to. >> reporter: attorney josh koskoff: >> what we're seeing here is a-- what i describe as a "chickens coming home to roost" scenario, where you saturate, you sell so recklessly so many of these weapons to this high-risk demographic. >> reporter: we reached out to remington and other gun manufacturers but did not hear back. the entertainment software association that represents the video game industries says it told the president today that demerous scientific studies show acere's no connection between video games and violence. in fact, jeff, the researchers we interviewed today said his work showed when a new violent video game is released, crime actually drops. why? because of possibly because kids stay at home and off the streets. >> glor: it's something amazing to think about. it's something parentses are talking about a lot. ice state department has issue aid travel warning advising americans to avoid playa del carmen in mexico. the resort city on the caribbean
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coast is a popular spring break getaway. mark strassmann reports the warning comes after an explosion on a ferry. to reporter: security cameras showed a fireball as a bomb detonated, ripping through a docked ferry in popular tourist destination playa del carmen last month. 26 unloading vacationers were hurt, including seven americans. no one was killed. passenger rebecca lahlum: >> there was a lot of debris in the air. there was a lot of glass. >> reporter: less than two weeks later, undetonated explosives were found on another ferry. the u.s. state department has had enough. it issued a security threat alert, warning americans not to travel to playa del carmen, and also closed the u.s. consulate there. cbs news has learned the reason is a real crime threat connected to mexico's warring drug cartels. that same travel warning for americans extends to five other mexican states plagued by violent crime, gangs, and drug wars. 20 million americans traveled to
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mexico last year, and tourism is mexico's leading industry. travel agent jack ezron has had 12 cancellations to mexico since yesterday. on it's been very common for clients to call us really almost in a panic, questioning what's happening. >> reporter: worried mexican tourism officials said today they do not know the reasons for the u.s. travel warning and insisted playa del carmen is safe. mark strassmann, cbs news, iglanta. >> glor:there is much more ahead on tonight's cbs evening news, including the boy accused of playing cop for real. >> reporter: he had a badge, the uniform, even a car with flashing lights to pull people over, and he was just 14. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: momoland is the new sensation in the world of korean pop, and also an unlikely weapon in the conflict with the north. ( speaking korean ) ♪
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>> glor: in san bernardino county outside los angel >> glor: in san bernardino county outside los angeles, sheriffs deputies have to be at least 21 years old. carter evans tells us about a boy two-thirds that age accused of pretending to be a cop. he is now in troyuble. >> reporter: pulling up with red and blue lights flashing, he sure looked like police. he had the uniform, even a realistic-looking gun. did you think this might be a real cop? nt i did. >> reporter: sharon koladet to help because he said he was responding to a domestic disturbance call. >> that's why i followed him, because i wanted to make sure he got to those people. >> reporter: but to sharon's granddaughter, jasmine jones... you kind of knew something wasn't right? >> immediately. he looked like baggy clothing, kind of casual, like a security guard that was just given a job. >> he kept wiping his nose. >> yeah, he kept wiping his nose. >> he was fidgety. >> picking up his holster like this. >> reporter: that might be
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because he was just 14 years old, and when deputies searched his home they, found a cache of fake police gear, possibly all purchased online. what did officers recover at his house? >> the uniform he was wearing. a gun belt, approximately four to five airsoft or simulated- type guns, ballistic vests. a ballistic helmet. there was a lot of different items there, including some counterfeit money. >> reporter: run down the list for me. of the things he was doing, what's illegal? >> well, pretty much everything. i mean, he's 14, so he clearly had no driver's license. >> reporter: the boy lived with his great-grandmother and police say he took her car, outfitting it with flashing lights. police found it days later, and arrested the boy. >> he was attempting to make esaffic stops. he attempted to contact people at their homes. it's something that, you know, he really put some thought into. >> reporter: investigators say the teen's parents don't have custody, so they're not in the picture. they're not releasing the boy's name or a motive.
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he's being held at a nearby juvenile detention center right now, facing felony charges, including impersonating a police officer. jeff. >> glor: head-shaking story. carter evans, thank you very much. still ahead here tonight, rallies around the world for international women's day.
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>> glor: millions of women in spain went on strike today to mark international women's day. they protested sexual discrimination and pay disparity. women in spain earn 13% less than men. rallies were held all over the world to celebrate the achievements of women. in lynwood, california, idonald's flipped the golden arches to look like a "w," in appreciation of its female workers. up next here tonight, south korea has a secret weapon against the north, and you can dance to it. what are the ingredients of a life well lived?
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>> glor: finally here tonight, how do you dea >> glor: finally here tonight, how do you deal with a sslligerent neighbor that constantly parades its tanks and fires off missiles? if you're south korea, you crank up the music. here again is holly williams. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: momoland is the new sensation in the world of korean popular music. known here as "k-pop" and worth nearly $5 billion a year. and this is how they say hello to their legions of fans: ( speaking korean ) >> we're giving them the performance with all the cool alnce moves and, like, boom, boom. >> it's really energetic. >> reporter: it's also an unlikely weapon against north korea, where k-pop is reportedly banned.
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the south korean military blasts music across the border to let north koreans know what they're missing. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: south korean pop culture is a big export here in asia, and is even making inroads in the west. perhaps this rings a bell ♪ oppa gangnam style. >> reporter: there's also k- drama, blockbuster south korean programs. instead, there's a diet of government propaganda and stalinist entertainment. you may remember these robotic cheerleaders at the winter olympics. but some manage to get their hands on black market south korean soap operas. for kim hakmin, a north korean defector turned business man, they were proof the regime was lying to him. his favorite was this one, "lovers in paris."
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>> reporter: hoping other north koreans will see the light, this aid group puts flash drives i'm needed rice and floats them towards the north. this frozen conflict... ♪ ♪ ...is being fought with a very unusual arsenal. ♪ ♪ holly williams, cbs news, seoul. >> glor: that is the cbs evening news tonight. i'm jeff glor. the news continues now with elaine quijano on cbsn, and we leave you with the selfie of the day, featuring a pair of penguins in antarctica. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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purchase one.. with the swipe of kpix5 news begins with a new push to ban gun sales to certain buyers and make it impossible to purchase one with a card swipe. good evening. i'm veronica de la cruz. >> i'm elizabeth cook. kpix5's len ramirez shows us the battle for tighter restrictions on assault weapons is now raining on two very different fronts. >> reporter: just like buying alcohol or renting a car, it could soon be illegal to buy long guns including assault rifles and shotguns for anyone under 21 years of age in california. >> what's good policy for handguns is good policy for long guns. >> reporter: an amendment to a bill was introduced in sacramento that would raise the age requirement from 18 to 21 just as it is for handguns. >> data shows us people age 18 to 21 disproportionately commit more gun homicides. >> reporter: gun owners and members of california's libertarian party strongly
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oppose the bill. >> you have to sign up to the military to have a gun at 18, but as a private citizen you couldn't have a gun? it just doesn't make sense to us. >> it starts here. it starts now. it starts with visa. >> reporter: meantime a protest in foster city was aimed at making it harder to buy assault weapons at any age. about two dozen people rallied outside visa headquarters calling on the credit card company to stop doing business with stores selling assault weapons. >> it's a simple ask. visa, don't let people use a visa credit card to buy weapons of mass murder. >> these are 150,000 signatures from folks around the country. >> reporter: amid tight security a box full of signatures supporting the effort was hand delivered to a visa representative inside. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> reporter: visa later denied the protesters' requests saying, "we do not believe visa should be in the position of setting restrictions on the sale of lawful goods or services." organizers pla k

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