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5:30 pm we'll see you in 30 minutes. captioning sponsored by cbs >> ninan: no end in sight. as we enter the second week of a partial government shutdown, more agencies are running out of money. >> as a federal worker, you feel sometimes like you're-- you know, you're hostage in this. >> ninan: also tonight, a quadruple homicide in missouri. police launch a swat team to hunt down the suspected killer. the man accused of killing a california police officer captured. >> why are we providing sanctuary for criminals? the ime.: a sheriff is blamingt a migrant cries in the u.k. a migrant crisis in the u.k. refugees on a desperate and dangerous journey risking their lives crossing one of the world's busiest routes.
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>> 3, 2, 1. happy new year! >> ninan: and prepping for the biggest party of the year. the extra security measures as the world prepares to usher in 2019. >> ninan: good evening. i'm reena ninan. it's day eight of the partial government shutdown, and the stalemate in washington persists. the effects of the impasse are growing. multiple government institutions are running out of money, including the environmental protection agency and the smithsonian. thousands of employees are being furloughed. many will work without pay. nikole killion is following all of this from the nation's capital. >> reporter: on day eight of the partial shutdown, president trump upped the ante on democrats, tweeting, "i am in the white house waiting for the democrats to come on over and make a deal on border security." do ttoo ans have broken d sene. administration official tells
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cbs news acting chief of staff mick mulvaney and white house adviser jared kushner discussed the shutdown and border security in a friday night dinner with president trump and vice president pence. the white house is accusing democratic leaders of calling off talks, despite the president's willingness to lower the $5 billion price tag for a border wall. >> the president ought to get over this syndrome of his television show "you're fired! you're shut down." >> reporter: house democrats pledged to introduce legislation to reopen the government when they take control january 3. but the shutdown signs are becoming more apparent. >> there's no rangers, and there's no help if something goes wrong. >> reporter: national parks are struggling to remain accessible. the smithsonian is preparing to after e new year if there's no deal. >> we did go to the zoo. so we're grateful that we went in time. >> reporter: but there is relief for one part of the government. 42,000 active coast guardsmen will now receive paychecks, along wall street rest of the military, after senior
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administration officials say the president personally intervened. the environmental protection agency began furloughing many of its 14,000 employees. meantime, discussions between the white house and congressional democrats are at a standstill, with sources confirming to cbs news that the president hasn't spoken with house minority leader nancy pelosi in 18 days. reena. >> ninan: nikole, we're wondering, the president tweeted about speaking with chinese president xi today. do we know what was discussed? >> reporter: yeah, that's right. well, a chinese news agency says that the two leaders did talk about the hope for stable progress in relations between the two countries. president xi also apparently expressed support for more talks between the u.s. and north korea. now, the white house did not provide a read-out of the conversation, but the president did tweet that he had a very good call with the chinese president, noting that a "deal is moving along very well" and "big progress is being made." reena. >> ninan: nikole killion from the white house. nikole, thank you very much.
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well, president trump doubled down on his demands for a border wall, blaming democrats for any deaths of children or others at the border. as the fight over border security is being waged in washington. his homeland security secretary continued her tour along the border. lianheet from el paso. >> reporter: homeland security secretary kirstjen nielsen was in el paso yesterday touring those overcrowded detention centers. d.h.s. did not allow pictures or press to accompany her. she's also visiting facilities in arizona this weekend. her trip comes after a second migrant child died while in u.s. custody. that boy, felipe gomez-alonzo, had the flu when he died, not a cold, as originally diagnosed when he was treated and released from a new mexico emergency room christmas eve. his mother says the eight-year-old was making the journey to help his family. "he told me, 'i'm going with my dad. i'm going to study there. and then i'll work to send you
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money.'" in the aftermath of the children's death, homeland security has called for thorough medical screenings of all children being held. those exams are already underway at 16 medical centers in el paso. >> they are seen by a physician. they have a head-to-toe assessment. >> reporter: in recent days, more migrant families left by ice at bus stops in arizona. immigration officials say it's an effort to get families who have legally applied for asylum out of overcrowded detention centers more quickly, even though sometimes there's nowhere for them to go. >> all of the churches are at capacity, or they're tapped out. and this is problematic, because now where are we going to place these folks? >> reporter: charitable groups, like this tucson church, are doing what they can. volunteers took in a dozen migrants, offering a hot meal, clothing, and a place to seat. >> these are at-risk and vulnerable people.
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they're children, and they're jeopardy if they're dropped off on the streets. >> reporter: a growing crisis with no easy solutions. janet shamlian, cbs news, el paso, texas. >> ninan: the man accused of killing a california police officer in cold blood has been captured. police say gustavo perez arriaga killed officer corporal ronil singh in a traffic stop that turned deadly wednesday. mireya villarreal has more on how the crime has sparked a debate over immigration laws. >> reporter: the small community of newman, california, is reeling over the loss of corporal ronil singh. >> i do not know how i am going to go back to work without him there. >> reporter: singh became the first-ever newman police officer to die in the line of duty. he leaves behind his wife, a five-month-old baby, and a k-9 partner that will be retired. after a massive two-day manhunt, authities arre s's suspected killer friday morning gustavo perez arriaga. >> this criminal, mr. arriaga, crossed our border illegally
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into arizona some time ago. he is a criminal. he has two prior arrests for d.u.i. >> reporter: the 32-year-old surrendered to swat officers about 200 miles away near bakersfield, california. over the last 24 hours, seven more people have been arrested for helping arriaga elude authorities, including his brother, girlfriend, and a coworker. overcome with gratitude and grief, singh's brother reggie spoke on the family's behalf. >> i'd like to thank you for working day and night to make this happen. >> reporter: an outspoken opponent of california's sanctuary state laws, stanislaus county sheriff adam christianson didn't shy away from using singh's death as an example. you're saying that he was d.est.eased >> twice. >> reporter: twice.ed >> potentially. if he wasn't here, then he wouldn't have been driving drunk. and it wouldn't have been
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reported to officer singh, and the encounter, the stop, the enforcement stop, potentially never would have occurred. >> reporter: arriaga faces several charges that could potentially include capital murder and will face a judge on wednesday. reena, the family of corporal singh is now planning his funeral. it's set for saturday, january 5. >> ninan: an emotional final goodbye. mireya, thank you very much. the two-year-old son of a yemeni woman who sued over president trump's travel ban has died. abdullah hassan died in a hospital in oakland, california, from a genetic brain condition. his father had brought him legally to the u.s. for treatment, but his mother was restricted from entering under president trump's travel ban. she applied for a waiver in 2017, but officials didn't grant it until earlier this month after she sued so she could see her dying son. a community in missouri is on edge and searching for answers after four members of the same family were murdered. violence erupted inside a suburban home and then spilled
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into the streets overnight. kenneth craig has more on a massive manhunt launched to catch a killer. >> reporter: by the time st. charles city police officers got to the home, still draped with christmas lights, there was little they could do. the scene inside, they say, was horrific. zoe and jonathan kasten, just 8 and 10 years old; and their grandmother, jane moeckel, were shot to death. the children's mother was also shot and later died at the hospital. >> when officers arrived on scene, they did observe a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed. >> reporter: officers say they tried to stop the person behind the wheel, believed to be the suspect, which led to a gun battle that left one of it area of delacroix and timber ridge, a person matching that same description attempted to
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carjack a woman. >> reporter: investigators say he stabbed the woman seven times, then took off again. after a seven-hour manhunt, police tracked down the suspect after they got a call that a man was inside this convenience store and bleeding. late saturday, prosecutors revealed the murders were not random but committed by richard daron emery, the live-in boyfriend of the children's mother. he's been arrested on 15 different charges, including first-degree murder. >> what can possess someone to take the life of a child? it's beyond me. i don't know how anyone could motivated all of this.dathey tos the carjacking victim is going to recover from her physical injuries and no officers were hurt, but a very difficult day for this family, obviously, and the entire community, reena. >> ninan: yeah, it certainly was. kenneth, thank you very much.
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one person is dead and four others injured after a massive fire at a high-rise garage in chicago. flames and black smoke were seen billowing from the roof of the structure this afternoon. emergency crews swarmed the busy downtown area. the cause of the fire is under investigation. the u.k. government is warning about an escalating migrant crisis. more than 200 people have attempted the dangerous journey across the english channel since november. barry petersen is in london with more on the situation that one official is calling a "major incident." >> reporter: increasingly, this british shore patrol ship is launching its rescue teams. by day and by night, they respond to emergency cell phone calls from illegal immigrants crossing the english channel,hoe more-than-20-mile crossing in nothing more than overload of loaded rafts. once on shore, they are quickly treated for hypothermia.
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amnesty international's steve valdez symonds: >> so the fact is, unless and until there is a direct response to people's urgent needs, i'm afraid people will continue to taking these risks. >> reporter: some are middle-class iranians, fleeing because newly reimposed american sanctions have driven down iran's economy and its standard of living. the british are not sure what to do. some say they should deploy more rescue ships to keep desperate refugees from drowning. others, like immigration minister caroline nokes, who visited the area today, say that could actually make it worse. >> it's really appropriate to make sure we have the correct left of response out there. it's feasible if we were to put additional craft, it might act as a magnet encouraging people to make the dangerous crossing. >> reporter: in some ways, it's like what's happening on america's southern border-- desperate people making dangerous journeys in hopes that life will be better if they can somehow just get to another country. reena. >> ninan: barry petersen in
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london. thank you, barry. security preps are underway in new york city as organizers prepare for the world's biggest new year's eve celebration. police will be using drones to monitor the up to two million people who are expected to crowd times square this year. organizers tested the confetti today to confirm its airworthiness. the famous crystal ball that is dropped each year will be tested tomorrow. coming up, a new scam targeting consumers online. how pop-up ads can put your bank account at risk. and an inspirational coach helping athletes visualize success, even though he can't see them. visualize success. jardiance asked-
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didn't want. wagner's not alone. the better business bureau found complaints about free trials more than doubled between 2015 and 2017. consumers who complained lost an average of $186. 72% of them were females. >> we've got a tremendous number of people who think there's not much risk, that it's just a buck or two to try this thing out, and then they find, "oh, my god. i've been conned. it's a trap. i can't get out of it." >> if i could scream it from the rooftops, i would tell people, "please, please, please don't do free trials." >> reporter: now the f.t.c. and b.b.b. have tips on free trials. if you have to enter your credit card number, that's a red flag. also, do read the fine print, and check your bank and creditm. anna werner, cbs news, new york. >> ninan: well, still ahead on the cbs weekend news, remembering a hero. honoring a man who was once america's oldest world war ii veteran.
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>> ninan: america's oldest world war ii veteran is being remembered for his kindness and sacrifices. richard overton died thursday at the age of 112. bettie cross with our cbs austin affiliate keye shows us how a texas community is honoring a hero. >> it's all about respect. >> reporter: ricardo medrano n'wa any thanks for what he's doing. >> to me, it's just a small token. >> reporter: the veteran and austin police officer doesn't think this gesture deserves recognition.
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>> i brought 45 flags. >> reporter: he just wants each of the flags to stand as a reminder of the sacrifices made by america's oldest man and oldest world war ii veteran. >> he did a lot for this country, and the least i could do was the very little that i did for him and his family. >> reporter: the flags line the sidewalk leading to richard overton's austin home. a sign on the front door reads, "making friends since 1906." many people consider themselves friends, even though they never met the 112-year-old. >> i've been keeping up with him being in the hospital, and i just thought, you know, there's ways guy n go and us tme and say thank you. thank you. >> reporter: people are also paying their respects at this mural of overton. the army veteran has been quoted as saying the secret to his long life was "smoking cigars and drinking whiskey." the liquor in these empty
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bottles might have been used to make a final toast to a beloved man. >> he was just a funny dude. he seemed to be really funny and seemed to have a really good spirit about him. >> reporter: overton was so well liked and respected, the street where he lived for decades was given the honorary name richard overton avenue. it's where this fellow veteran says he did what he could to honor a texas legend. >> what i did is very little compared to what he did. >> reporter: in austin, bettie cross reporting. >> ninan: well, next on the cbs weekend news, how a blind coach pushes athletes to success with a special form of listening. and looking to buy life insurance on a fixed budget, remember the three p's. what are the three p's? the three p's of life insurance on a fixed budget are price, price, and price. a price you can afford, a price that can't increase,
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added one handed pumps and beat the top safety standards the new johnson's® choose gentle >> ninan: we end tonight with inspiring story of a blind swim coachses hearing to guide athletes to victory. mark strassmann caught up with him at a pool in north carolina. >> ready? go. >> reporter: at the catawba college swim practice, we watched the assistant coach make subtle adjustments lane by lane, swimmer by swimmer. >> you're turning here, and your feet are staggering. by doing that, you're going to lose a lot of power. >> reporter: here's what we learned: no one coaches collegiate swimming like tharon drake. >> i have what's called cortical
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blindness. but drake hears everything. >> false start, lane three. >> reporter: hands and feet hitting the water. >> you don't go until they say "go." >> reporter: which swimmer needs his coaching across the six-lane school. >> no. i have to listen to several strokes, where they're hitting in correlation to their breathing. so i'm basically creating a little math formula in my head, having to solve it like that. >> reporter: drake, now 25, went blind at 14. >> tharon drake is really looking good. >> reporter: as a swimmer, he won two silver medals at the 2016 paralympics in rio. coach, but hiring a blind one took vision. >> i was so drawn to it. i was so captivated by it. >> reporter: mike sever is the head swim coach here. >> everything that i see, he hears. there may be things he hears i don't see. >> reporter: freshman swimmer amalia fontes saw something special at her first swim practice.
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>> he knew every little detail about my strokes right away. >> so enter here like a diver, not palm first. we have these ideas in life, right-- here's your box. fit in your box. well, i don't like boxes. awesome job today. >> reporter: tharon drake, helping the rest of us think outside the pool. mark strassmann, cbs news, salisbury, north carolina. >> ninan: great inspiration for all of us as we go into the new year. well, that's the cbs weekend news for this saturday. later on cbs, "48 hours." the news continues now on our 24-hour digital network cbsn at i'm reena ninan in new york. we leave you now with imes from sao paulo, where 50,000 biodegradable balloons were released as part of the city's year-end celebration. for all of us at cbs news, thank you for joining us, and good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by
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ans caped inmate was caught stopping for fast food. >> the attorney general's office says the utility could possibly face murder charges in the wake of the deadly camp fire. >> and it was a case that put a heart breaking face to the president's travel ban. tonight a mother who fought for months to see her dying son in the bay area has said her final good-bye. good to you. i'm juliet good rich. >> i'm brian hackey. >> pg ande could face charges. the possible charges were described in a brief from the state attorney general's office. if a jury finds pg&e guilty, the utility could face criminal charges that include failing to clear vegetation from a power loin or
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pole, starting a wildfire, involuntary manslaughter, or implied malice, murder. the last three are felonies. but what would happen if pg&e was convicted of murder? we asked retired judge ledoris cornell. >> even if it's a murder conviction against the corporation, the corporation is not going to prison. nobody's going to prison. the courts are left with putting more probation on the corporation, meaning we've got jurisdiction over you for maybe another five years, so we can monitor what you do; more fines; and also maybe breaking up pg and e. maybe that is within the jurisdiction. i'm not sure it's within the jurisdiction of the federal judge, but it could be, to say, "you can't continue to operate like this, because too many lives have been lost." >> the camp


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