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5:30 pm the cbs weekend news is next. did you already say that? we'll be back at 6:00. captioning sponsored by cbs >> quijano: another suspected chemical attack. horrifying images from syria. it's said to be an assad regime chemical attack on families in a rebel held neighborhood. president trump warns there will be a big price to pay. also tonight, the rising trade tensions with china, how will the stock market react to the treads i are secretary's remarks on face the nation? >> canada announcer tragic deaths of players and coaches on a junior league hockey team. bill cosby's sexual assault retrial begins monday. this time, he will face six accuse in other words court, not just one. a major retailer helps law enforcement target criminals. and another memorable sunday at the masters. who's going home tonight with the coveted green jacket?
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>> this is this is the "cbs weekend news." >> quijano: good evening, i am elaine quijano. syrian opposition groups and rescuers are accusing the assad regime of another deadly chemical attack. they say it happened saturday in dow marks near the capital damascus, more than 40 are reported dead. horrifying scenes, not verified by cbs news, were posted on social media showing corpses, and children gasping and chosenning. >> president trump on twitter called syrian ruler bashar al-assad an animal, and called out russian president vladimir putin and iran for backing him. mr. trump warns of, warned of a quote big price to be paid, alcohoholly william has more one alleged attack. we caution you the images are disturbing. >> videos from the aftermath of the alleged chemical attack show apparently lifeless bodies with no obvious injuries.
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survivors struggling to breathe, especially children, and being hosed down, as if to remove a substance from their skin. we cannot independently verify any of these videos or confirm whether a chemical attack took place. survivors, though, reportedly smelled of chlorine, a chemical that can be deadly in enclosed spaces. it's thought to have been widely used as a weapon throughout the syrian conflict. this comes as the syrian regime assaults eastern ghouta, it is the last stronghold of syrian rebels close to the country's capital, damascus. >> but the regime has denied any involvement in this alleged use of a chemical weapon, and so has its ally russia. it's almost exactly a year since another large scale chemical attack on the town of khan sheikhoun in northern syria, scores were killed by sarin nerve agent, blamed by the u.s. and u.n. investigators on the
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syrian regime. this video of an act -- an ago carrying his twin baby daughter and son to their burial sparked outrage. >> that's how i carried them when they were alive, he told us, after he crossed into the safety of neighboring turkey. >> the u.s. responded to the khan sheikhoun attack with strikes on a syrian regime air base, nearly 60 cruise missiles targeting regime aircraft and ammunition dumps. >> the question now includes whether outside investigators will be given access to the site of this alleged chemical attack, whether investigations find that a chemical was used, and if it was chlorine, whether that will draw an international response. elaine. >> quijano: holly williams, thank you. now let's bring in "face the nation" host margaret brennan. margaret, beyond making statements how is president trump expected to respond to this latest incident in syria? >> well, the president is leaning hard into the idea of
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taking action as senior administration officials are still waiting on intelligence to confirm exactly what substance was used the and exactly who used it in syria. but they are near certain that this was an attack carried out by the assad regime and near certain that the president will decide to take action. they previously have drawn up plans for a military response at the pentagon should the assad regime, regime decide to once again cross that red line the president drew last year when they used sarin gas. the administration has decided that a chlorine gas, chlorine gas attack in and of itself something that is not a banned substance under international law but is a chemical weapon would justify military action. >> margaret brennan, thank you. the trump administration meanwhile is trying to calm fears of a trade war with china. weijia jiang is at the white house. >> we have to do something very substantial about the trade deficit. are. >> reporter: a week of
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threatening china with tariffs on imports that total $160 billion and accuse china of stealing u.s. intellectual property, president trump softened his tone on twitter sunday morning writing, he will always be friends with his chinese counterpart, that china will take down its trade barriers because it is the right thing to do, and a deal will be made on jj intellectual property, the president did not clarify why he is now confident about compromise. neither did treasury secretary steve mnuchin. >> i don't want to comment on specific discussions and where they stand. whatly emphasize is that this is really our objective is free and fair trade. >> president trump is also tackling a potential problem in his cabinet, defending embroiled epa administrator scott pruitt on twitter insisting scott is doing a great job, but calls for pruitt's resignation are growing for racking up huge tabs on
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security detail and travel and renting a condo linked to an energy lobbyist. >> i am not saying he is not a good person, but the appearance of impr impropriety matters, anu can't put lipstick on a pig. >> reporter: president trump is also defending his relationship with his chief of staff john kelly, amid reports kelly has recently threatened to resign, frustrated with the president's decision making. but, elaine, the president called the claims, quote, just another hit job. >> weijia jiang at the white house for us, thank you. >> new york city fire officials are investigating the cause of a deadly fire at trump tower. an apartment on the 50th floor was destroyed saturday. 67-year-old art dealer todd brassner died at the hospital. the upper floors of trump tower do not have sprinklers. they are not required in older buildings. canada is mourning the tragic deaths of at least 15 members of a junior league hoo hockey team. they were killed friday night
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when their bus collided with a truck. here is mireya villarreal. >> reporter: the humboldt broncos were on their way to a play-off game friday night 30 minutes from their final destination when a tractor trailer collided with their bus on a rural canadian highway. the top of the bus was sheared off and its front end was completely destroyed. >> 29 people were on board, including the bus driver. 15 of them killed. royal canadian police assistant commissioner curtis zablocki says the driver of the trailer was not hurt. the driver of the semi trailer a tractor unit is not in custody. residence like the lambert stumberg are reeling over the loss. >> we have got a lot of youth in this community that are really, really struggling and troubled right now. >> tributes to several of the victims have been posted online. tyler bieber was the team's radio announcer. the his brother, brandon wrote, i don't know what to do or say trying now. but i know one thing is you will always be true in my heart.
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rip, my sweet brother. >> 15 members of the humboldt broncos junior hockey team lost their lives. >> the accident has sent shock waves through the entire hockey community. the 0 you have got to embrace yeech and every day with your family. you better enjoy it. >> reporter: nhl teams paid tribute last night by wearing the team's name, broncos, on their jerseys. >> ♪ ♪ oh canada, we stand on guard for thee ♪ >> in less than 48 hours, a gofundme page for broncos has raised over $3.5 million. there xavi jill set for later tonight at the humboldt hockey arena and the prime minister justin trudeau is expected to attend. elaine. >> quijano: mireya, thank you. in northern california, a body was found this weekend near the spot where an suv went off a cliff, killing at least five
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members of a family. an autopsy will determine if it is one of three missing siblings from the hart family. sarah and jennifer hart are suspected of intentionally driving their family off the cliff. police in germany say they prevented a knife attack today at the berlin half marathon. several suspects are in custody. they are believed to have tied to the man who plowed through a berlin christmas market in 2016, killing a dozen. germany was on edge this weekend after a deadly van attack in the city of munster. bill cross, bill cosby's sexual assault retrial is about to begin. this time he will face multiple accuse in other words court, not just one. here is meg oliver. >> reporter: 80-year-old bill cosby returns to court monday for his second sexual assault trial in less than a year. >> the trial completely changes. >> cbs news legal analyst rikki kleiman says the me too movement could have an effect on the jury's perception. >> well now me too, now the
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presumption has totally changed, it's exactly the inverse. we believe that an accusation by a woman, whether or not corroborated, must be truthful. >> reporter: the comedian once known as america's dad is charged in the 2004 alleged drugging and sexual assault of andrea constand. cosby insist it is encounter with constand, a temple university colleague, was consensual. >> the defense is portraying 0 or is going to attempt to portray andrea constand, the accuser, as a greedy woman who was willing to frame bill cosby. >> reporter: for this trial, high profile defense attorney tom mesereau will represent cosby. he is best nope for the acquittal of michael jack soon in the 2005 child molestation case. last week the defense also won a crucial ruling. the judge will allow constand's friend margot jackson to testify about an alleged conversation between the two. miss jackson is going to testify allegedly that andrea said to
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her that i am going to frame a celebrity and get money. >> reporter: more than 60 women have accused cosby of sexual assaults dating back decades, constand is the only one that has resulted in criminal prosecution. but during this trial, five other accusers are expected to take the stand. testimony that could help the prosecution. elaine. >> quijano: meg oliver, thank you. coming up next, who is going home from the masters tonight with that coveted green jacket? and later, a child laborer is mining a new future for himself, thanks to some generous cbs news viewers. >>
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>> quijano: the first major golf tournament of the year is in the history books. it was another thrilling finish at the masters. omar villafranca has the latest from augusta national in georgia. >> patrick reed slipped on his first green jacket and into the history books at the masters.
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reed fought off furious rallies by rickie fowler and 2015 masters champion jordan spieth, but won by one stroke. the day started with an anticipated showdown between the final pairing of reed and rory mcilroy, two years ago at the ryder cup which pits americans versus europeans, the pair traded birdies and pars on the course, reed won the match. wow. that is going offside ways. >> mcilroy couldn't keep up and after a few bogeys fell behind the leaders. >> fowler had six birdies in the final round, dead center. >> put the pressure honored when he birdied the 18th but reed who led nearby augusta state to 2 ncaa golf titles sealed his first major win with this short putt on 18. >> captain america captures augusta! >> reed takes home the coveted green jacket and a hefty
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$1.9 million paycheck. omar villafranca, cbs news, augusta, georgia. >> quijano: up next, a former hacker reveals the steps you can take to protect your identity online. >>
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>> quijano: facebook ceo mark zuckerberg is set to testify on capitol hill this week. he is expected to answer questions about how his company plans to protect users privacies and prevent further election meddling. tony dokoupil now shows us steps you take to actually conceal your identity online. >> about a. >> reporter: back in the 1990s kevin mitnick spent five years in prison for crimes related to hacking into the networks of major telecom companies. now he specializes in protecting corporate security and our security too. >> i love educating the public on what they can do to protect their privacy. >> reporter: he took us through three steps for shopping online without giving up any
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personal information. >> step one, buy a prepaid gift card. >> why a gift card? >> well it is anonymous credit card. >> step 2, buy a ew c r. >> what different chromebooks do you guys sell? >> one not already associated with our regular internet browsing. >> and step 3, find a new way to get online. >> we are going to buy a hotspot? >> hotspot and a mobile phone. >> at that point, we were almost ready. >> i will help you with this. >> the mobile hotspot gave us anonymous internet connection a fake e-mail address gave made us unrecognizable and the cellphone helped verify the new information. >> google will send a one-time text message to -- >> this is to the prepaid phone, there we go. >> in all we invested about $400 on equipment. >> add to cart. >> there it is. >> but for that, companies had no way to associate our real identities. >> thank you for your order. >> thank you for your order. >> with what we were doing online. >> it is almost like a superpower, a cloak of
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invisibility. >> right. exactly. and that is a superpower. but it does -- but it doesn't come free. >> or easy. >> or easy. basically, you -- when you want more security, it's more inconvenient. >> reporter: you can't just your, you can't use your private privacy incog my toe mode because your id leaves. >> we left a digital trail but it wasn't tied to us personally, of course one slip up such as logging into our real e-mail addresses and companies would know exactly who did the shopping. tony dokoupil, cbs news, new york. >> quijano: still ahead, how a major retailer is targeting crime, even outside its stores. >>
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>> quijano: there are more than 1,800 target stores in the u.s., as you probably know, they sell a little bit of everything. but you may not be aware that the major retailer also plays an important role when targeting
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criminals outside its stores. dean reynolds looked into this. >> reporter: our goal will be to take a photograph of each of the fingerprints that are on this piece of evidence. >> reporter: in the dark recesses of this laboratory near minneapolis experts like rick lautenbach are busy solving crimes. >> what did he get convicted of, then? >> so there were a number of crimes including grand larceny and conspiracy in california. >> the lab uses the latest in digital forensics to nab suspects. >> process those fingerprints and turn those over to law enforcement. >> reporter: turn those over because these pressure chambers and rows of computer monitors are not located in a police department. >> target national investigations center, how can i help you? >> they are at target, you know, the retailer. >> i am at one of the 1,800 target stores nationwide, and all of them can be viewed live from several angles at the company's national investigation center. lautenbach is the senior corporate security manager. >> and why do you need this? >> so for target, really, our
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business problem is organized retail crime, organized theft, organized fraud. >> target's lab opens about 300 case as year and is so efficient actual police departments have asked for its help. 20 percent of the lab's work doesn't even involve offenses against the store. >> we have found this to be extremely helpedful. >> tony palumbo is the anoka county attorney, they have provided evidence that, target a's lab even helped the los angeles police identity this. >> and if you look at the amount of detail. >> they even helped the los angeles police identify this decoy get away car that led to homicide arrests and convictions. >> helping the police is great, but big box stores have a huge incentive to do this sort of thing. given that organized retail crime costs them $30 billion annually. all the more reason for labs
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like this one to be on target. dean reynolds, cbs news, brooklyn park, minnesota. 0. >> quijano: when we return, he earned $2 a day mining cobalt, but dreamed of going to school. thanks to some special help, he is. >>
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>> quijano: we endin end tonighn central africa, in the the democratic republic of congo, it is a politically unstable country, extremely rich in natural resources. its largest export is raw minerals used to make cellphones and laptops. much of it is mined by children. debora patta has been following a boy name ziki who dreamed of ditching the mines and going to school. now his dream has come true. >> we first met ziki swaze here at a mine in the blis. >> blistering heat, there he is with a christmas sweater on, hard to miss at just 11 years old. he is one of an estimated 40,000
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children getting paid a pittance to produce the cobalt that powers our electronics. every evening, ziki, an orphan, returns home with a dollar or two for his family. >> i feel very bad because i can see my friends going to school ziki told us, and i am struggling. >> when you go to sleep at night, before you go to sleep, what do you think about? >> school, h he told us, his ony dream. >> well, sometimes dreams do come true. now ziki is getting ready for school for the very first time. around 50 cbs viewers were so moved by ziki's plight they connected with sister catherine mutindi, who has saved over a thousand children from the mines. enough money was raised to send ziki and his three siblings to school. >> i would see the other kids going to school and i would look at them, ziki said, but today, i
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feel the happiness they feel and i am now like them. >> there were some first day nerves, he held back tears outside of the classroom. but it wasn't long before ziki bravely stood up and introduced himself to his new classmates. and joined the soccer team. ziki has changed the lives of these children. and maybe more. >> if i become a government minister, he said, i would ask all the children who work in the mines to go to school so that thethey can become like me. debora patta, cbs news, democratic republic of congo. >> quijano: and 10s of thousands of children in ziki's country share his dream. that's the "cbs weekend news" for this sunday. later on cbs "60 minutes", i am elaine quijano in new york, for all of us as cbs news, thank you for joining us and good night. >>
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busy bart station.. and the hero who put himself in harm's way -- to stop it. ette live from the cbs bay area studios, this is kpix 5 news. >> we are learning more about a stabbing that shut down a busy b.a.r.t. station and the hero who put himself in harm's way to stop it. good evening. >> that at hack happened yesterday at the coliseum station in oakland. kpix 5's joe vasquez is live down the tracks in walnut creek with details on how it ended. >> reporter: this is where b.a.r.t. police tell me in a conference a short while ago, this attacker had a large knife and that he was using slashing and stabbing motions as he attacked two people, apparently on their way to the warriors game yesterday afternoon. a third man who intervened, police are calling him a hero. he was also hurt. >> the attack appears to be unprovoked.
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there's an unknown motive. >> reporter: the man who stabbed three people at the coliseum station is 32-year-old robert dolph of san francisco. >> while they were on the train, they noticed the man got on the train, pacing back and forth, muttering to himself and shouting things out. they became alarmed by his behavior. when the trey burke -- train arrived, they tried to get away and to elude him as fast as they could. >> reporter: as they disembarked, dolph attacked them with a large fixed blade knife. both were stabbed in the head, the male victim was also stabbed in the chest. his sister had less serious injuries. her condition is fair. a bystander described by police as a hero stepped in and disarmed the suspect. >> grabbed the knife from the suspect and in the process, his hands were cut but he


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