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full hour of news then. good night. ♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs the trail of destruction stretches into georgia and even florida. also tonight, investigating the president, a also tonight, investigating the president-- a top-ranking democrat plans to request documents from people who are close to the president. >> do you think the president obstructed justice? >> yes, i do. >> we have nothing to lose but our chains! >> begnaud: protests in california after a district attorney tells people she is not going to prosecute two police officers in the shooting death of an unarmed man. with isis on the verge of defeat in syria, cbs' charlie d'agata speaks with an american-born woman who joined the terror group, and now wants to come home. >> how are y'all doing?
>> begnaud: and finally tonight, serving up some kindness with free food for those who are homeless in our nation's capitol. >> we will honor you and respect you the same way we honor and respect paying guests. >> begnaud: good evening, i'm david begnaud. according to our cbs affiliate in columbus georgia located along the alabama line, there are 14 people who have been killed by apparent tornadoes in alabama. they destroyed homes, snapped trees and left what we are being told is a trail of destruction in three different states, georgia, alabama and the florida panhandle. deaths reported in beauregard and smith station, alabama. in lee county, officials say about 150 first responders are on the scene. elizabeth white from our affiliate in columbus, georgia, is on the scene. >> this is an on-hands type of
emergency situation. they are searching for survivors. they are searching to recover the deceased as well. >> glor: this comes amid a large winter storm that started in california, making its way toward the northeast and will have gone 2500 miles by the time the storm system reaches maine on monday, but you can see how far south it stretches. it's been pretty tough getting around at least the middle part of the country today. by tomorrow morning on monday, parts of the northeast will have up to a foot of snow, and behind shat is a deep freeze. here's tony dokoupil. >> reporter: this massive weather >> reporter: this massive weather system now moving east has already set off a series of single-car accidents near dichita, kansas, and hammered the midwest with heavy snow and high winds. the national weather service warns an arctic air mass could now push temperatures dangerously low. icy road conditions caused more isashes along interstate 90 in
south dakota, as gusts of snow trduced visibility. and the state highway patrol in missouri is reminding folks rihind the wheel to "drive slow and drive safe" after this semi- truck crashed on interstate 44 in franklin county. irly saturday's snowfall did lead to some sledding in new york's central park, but officials warn sunday's overnight forecast is no child's play. >> welcome to extreme weather and the new normal. n reporter: now, the national weather service has a winter roorm warning in place from maryland, all the way to where we are in new york, up to maine. i for snow, it's starting to come down now, and could accumulate at to up an inch and a half per hour. david, i regret to inform you, there are still 16 days before spring. >> begnaud: stay warm, tony, thank you. meteorologist jeff berardelli is here now. jeff, it's been a pretty mild winter so far. 's yeah, for sure. because it's been so mild, we've so seen very little in the way of snowfall. this could be the biggest snowfall of the year for new york and also into boston. heaviest snow is late this
evening and overnight tonight. sew york, hartford, straight into boston, and the problem is it's still snowing during the morning commute in boston. i think some schools will be closed in the northeast. ea plan for that. glw much snow is it? about five-to-eight inches from the city north in new york city. a big bullseye in southeast new england. nine, ten, 11, 12 inches of show, possibly as we head into stnday morning. i think the biggest stories as we head through the next several days and especially tonight and tomorrow, brutally cold air. we shattered 30 records this morning. maybe another 20 record lows tomorrow with windchills negative 20, negative 30, negative 40 when you wake up in parts of the midwest tomorrow morning. >> begnaud: jeff, thank you. in washington, a key house democrat said today he's going to start new investigations into president trump. errol barnett is at the white house. >> it's very clear that the president obstructed justice. >> reporter: today, jerry tidler, the house judiciary fhairman, said he is initiating ptvestigations into abuse of
power, corruption, and obstruction of justice by umesident trump. >> all of these have to be investigated and laid out to the american people. >> reporter: on monday, chairman nadler will issue document ocquests to some 60 individuals and entities connected to the president, including his son, donald trump jr., and trump organization c.f.o., allen foisselberg, as well as people at the white house and wpartment of justice. >> they fight so hard on this witch hunt. he reporter: yesterday, while delivering the longest speech of his presidency, mr. trump blasted democrats and denounced the mounting probes. >> there's no collusion, so now they go and morph into "let's inspect every deal he's ever done. we're going to go into his finances, we're going to check his deals." these people are sick. >> reporter: last week's blistering testimony from the president's former fixer, michael cohen, before the house enersight committee has given democrats a roadmap for expanding their oversight investigation into mr. trump's business practices. >> this was a guy coming in who
has zero credibility. >> reporter: but the ranking republican on that committee, congressman jim jordan, has asked the justice department to investigate cohen for perjury. >> there's not one bit of deidence to show any type of coordination, collusion, conspiracy whatsoever between the trump campaign and russia. >> begnaud: and errol is at the white house tonight. errol, what do we know about and paul, the senator from hontucky who says he now will oppose president trump's emergency declaration? > reporter: that's right, david. yn saturday, senator paul made it clear he would vote against the president's executive action for more border wall money, making him the fourth republican to do so. and that's key, because when you addthat to the 47 senate tsmocrats and independents who also said they would pass this tsolution of disapproval, and oou now have the tables set for what's expected to be the first veto of the trump administration. >> begnaud: interesting. thank you, errol. ngere's a lot of anger in sacramento, california tonight over a decision not to charge two police officers in last
year's shooting death of stephon icark. he was shot dead in his grandmother's backyard. police say they thought he had a gun, but it turned out to be a cellphone. here's ileana diaz. >> we have nothing to lose but ter chains! >> reporter: protesters called for justice and torched blue police flags after sacramento's district attorney announced the decision in the death of stephon clark. >> we will not charge these officers with any criminal liability related to the shooting death and the use of force on stephon clark. >> reporter: stephon clark's mother, sequette clark, is outraged by the decision. >> they executed him in my mom's backyard. and it is not right. >> reporter: clark's fiancé salena manni tried to hold back tears as she spoke out. >> my boys aiden and cairo have to grow up without their father. >> reporter: district attorney anne marie schubert's decision comes nearly a year after clark was shot and killed. >> running for the fence. >> reporter: police spotted clark when responding to reports re a man breaking into cars.
after a chase, investigators say he appeared to turn toward officers, and they opened fire, believing he had a weapon. ( gun shots ) police fired 20 shots. >> he is still down, he's not moving. we can't see the gun. >> reporter: a pathologist found clark was shot eight times, including six shots in the back. all he had in his hand was a cellphone. the d.a. released personal texts messages between clark and his fiancé. the texts imply clark was involved in a domestic violence incident with her two days before the shooting, and he threatened to kill himself. information his family says is not relevant. >> none of that matters. what matters is how those officers came with lethal force oound a corner on a vandalism call after my son and gunned him down. >> reporter: sacramento's police chief says he's conducting his own investigation. and if the officers involved failed to follow protocol, they could be fired. david? >> begnaud: ileana in our l.a. bureau tonight. thank you.
as isis defends the final pocket of territory in syria, an american-born woman who joined isis five years ago is making her case to return to the u.s. hoda muthana was born in new jersey, but she was raised in daabama. n d the trump administration does not consider her a citizen. she sat down with our charlie d'agata in northern syria. >> reporter: being so isolated here, do you have any idea the erorm of controversy that's been kicked off in the united states over this case? >> people have been telling me they've seen my case on tv, and everyone asks me, "what are you doing to do now? where are you going to go next?" i know i am an american citizen, and i know i have the right to come back. i have no other citizenship anywhere. ys reporter: hoda muthana says she had to give up her american passport to isis when she came to syria in 2014, but that doesn't mean she gave up her u.s. citizenship. if the president of the united
states himself said you're not welcome back to america, what would you say to him? >> i would tell him to study the legal system, because, apparently, i am allowed back. i have papers, i have ndtizenship. hanaeporter: muthana handed her self over to u.s.-backed kurdish forces in january. she claims she would have left sooner if she had enough money to pay smugglers. >> the last i heard was 6,000. >> reporter: 6,000 dollars? >> yeah, dollars. and there was no way i can get that type of money. ( singing ) >> reporter: yet, at first, she apparently embraced and even opntributed to isis propaganda, allegedly taking to social media to incite attacks on americans. she refused to comment about that, aside from saying she regrets ever having come here. >> i ruined my life. i've ruined it. i ruined my son's future, but i wouldn't have had a son if i didn't come. that's the only regret i don't dve.
>> reporter: now, her fate is out of her hands. tomorrow, a federal court in deshington, d.c. will consider ohether to allow muthana and her son back into the united states. te had no idea it was even happening until we told her ourselves. david? >> begnaud: interesting. thank you, charlie. as prosecutors in palm beach county, florida get ready to prosecute the new england patriots owner robert kraft for allegedly soliciting a prostitute, there's some deeper questions about the ongoing problem of sex trafficking, where women are forced to work as prostitutes. here's omar villafranca. a. reporter: on the same day the new england patriots won the a.f.c. championship inan orida officials allege that robert kraft visited the orchids of asia massage parlor and paid for sex acts. but according to court documents accoased this week, kraft, through his attorney, has filed h written plea of "not guilty" to two misdemeanor counts of solicitation of prostitution.
favid aronberg is a palm beach county state prosecutor. >> those who thinks this is a victimless crime, that's an old nay of thinking. it's missing the reality. the reality that human trafficking is stealing someone's freedom for profit. >> reporter: the 77-year-old billionaire is among hundreds of men charged in a larger investigation into possible euman trafficking at massage parlors located across south florida. defense attorney richard kibbey represents at least a dozen men facing similar charges. >> to capture men and women disrobing, total nudity, imceiving intimate massages, to go after a misdemeanor case, i think a lot of judges will have t problem with that. >> reporter: even if there's a teime committed on tape? >> well, we're not sure any crime was committed on tape or ytherwise. because, from the fact pattern th're hearing over and over and over-- people went in for massages, some received something they didn't expect, they didn't pay for, they didn't bargain for, they didn't want-- is that a crime? we don't think so. >> reporter: but advocates say human traffickers are known to
use coercion and force to keep women against their will-- often in plain sight. >> some of the warning signs are people who are living in places that are obviously businesses. people who are not allowed to move about freely, that they are skve to ask someone else's permission to come and go. and people who just don't look like their needs are being tended to. >> reporter: omar villafranca, west palm beach, florida. >> begnaud: coming up, caring for pre-mature babies without all those wires. and later, a restaurant owner tells people who are homeless, "i'll feed you for free." feed you for free. i was there, just not always where i needed to be. is she alright? i hope so. so i talked to my doctor about humira. i learned humira is for people who still have symptoms of crohn's disease after trying other medications. and the majority of people on humira saw significant symptom relief and many achieved remission
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>> begnaud: welcome back. researchers hope tiny skin icnsors are going to revolutionize healthcare for the tiniest patients. there is a new study that says wireless devices can monitor just as well as those premature baby's vital signs just as well as those traditional electrodes. we have one, really soft to the such, very delicate.
our dr. jon lapook has more. li reporter: when olivia mcdonough arrived 15 days ahead of schedule, she needed surgery to help her breathe and swallow. her first two weeks were spent wired to machines at chicago's lurie children's hospital, watched closely by her mom, casey. a it's just a constant reminder that we're here and that she's maybe not yet a normal newborn baby. >> reporter: all these wires monitor a newborn's breathing and circulation, and alert doctors to any sign of rsfection. when you're breast feeding, is it a little bit clunkier to have wires? >> we're tangled. you can tell by how we're standing right here, we're tethered, and we're at the mercy of the cords. >> reporter: now, a collaboration between doctors and engineers at northwestern university has given birth to the skin-like wireless sensors. >> just tickle his feet. >> reporter: fine metal threads capture information like vital signs and oxygen levels. an antenna under the crib powers
the sensors and streams data to tamonitoring station. >> i'm personally very excited about the possibility of using engineering to improve human health. >> reporter: for more than a decade, john rogers and his research team have been fine olning this sensor technology. even though this looks like we're in an i.c.u., we're in your lab. so you're able to figure out all the ins and outs. re yeah, it's really important to think about the full picture. we had a clear vision. this is where we wanted to end in. and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. e. reporter: the sensors are gentle on fragile neonatal skin, which is 40% to 60% thinner than that of an adult. study coauthor dr. aimee parlour treats skin injuries in preemies. >> 45% of them come away with some kind of scars from procedures and from the adhesives that attach them to these various wired devices. o> reporter: those wireless thtches allow parents to do something they are wired to do-- cuddle with their newborns. >> there have been studies that ne have shown that that skin-to- skin contact, especially with these pre-mature babies,
decreases the risk of developing infection, kidney issues, lung issues, it goes a long way. >> begnaud: i love you brought up physical touch in this story. your son noah was born premature? >> yes, he was a preemie, three pounds, six ounces, 31 weeks. he was in the neonatal i.c.u. for three weeks. on one hand, you loved all the wires and monitors because you feuld see he was doing okay. on the other hand, i hated them because i wanted to cuddle him. so a gizmo like this could make a big difference especially to parents like me who want to hold their kid. >> begnaud: people like me, who want to be parents. thanks, doc, good to see you. still ahead tonight, a preview of "60 minutes." getting girls interested in technology as they're learning their abcs. got allies on the outside... use ays we've ...& security algorithms on the inside... ...& that way you can focus on expanding into eastern europe...
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scratch. >> reporter: the lunch rush hasn't even arrived at kazi he'san's pakistani restaurant, and he's already on his second batch of chicken biryani. ow how y'all doing? >> reporter: since opening in 2013, mannan has welcomed the someless and anyone else who can't afford to pay, and desvides them with a free meal. >> we will honor you and respect you the same way we honor and respect paying guests. >> reporter: chavonica winn and thomas mann come here often, comforted knowing there's somewhere they can eat. >> i'm homeless now, but i stay with my grandmother, and i always tell her about this place i go to eat. >> this is our recipe from my mom. >> reporter: mannan learned to cook from his mother growing up in pakistan, she also taught the importance of helping others. >> she always had an extra plate to give to the neighbor. >> reporter: what do you think she would think about the work you're doing now? >> i think she would be very, very happy.
i cook it today. >> reporter: mannan's kindness if infectious. no feed those who can't pay, he mostly relies on help from customers who offer to buy an extra meal to pay it forward. >> i was like, "we are coming here." >> reporter: when nathalie israssimov heard his story, she came to buy lunch and brought friends. >> it shows such a big heart and so much compassion. >> reporter: he has provided over 80,000 meals so far. >> isn't that so amazing? t's not for me. i didn't do it. it was from god. >> reporter: he hopes others will be inspired to do more to help those in need. >> to lift up other human beings who have been on the ground. i think, to me, it's the most beautiful thing. >> reporter: nicole killion, cbs news, washington. >> begnaud: amen. mr. mannan, you, sir, are an example of paying it forward. we thank you for that. thank you for watching. that's the "cbs weekend news" for this sunday. later tonight is "60 minutes." i'm david begnaud, reporting for all of us here at cbs news. thanks for watching and good night. captioning funded by cbs captioned by media access g
6:00, deal -- now at 6:00, deal or no deal? a new contract offer and they are counting the votes as we speak. there are a few scattered showers out there still, but we will have a brief break before rain return s. and they went off into the wilderness, armed with nothing, but granola bars and rubber boots, but against all odds. these young sisters from humboldt county are home safe. good evening, i'm juliette goodrich, brian hackney has the night off. we begin with the big question thousands of parents in oakland are asking tonight. when the school bells ring tomorrow, will the teachers be there? union members gathered this
afternoon to vote on the deal the district is proposal, including an 11% raise over four years and a one-time 3% bonus. the district also agreed to a small reduction in class sizes. kpix 5 katie nielsen is live in oakland, where we are awaiting the results of that vote. katie? >> reporter: juliette, teachers had until 4:00 this afternoon to vote on the tentative agreement right now. the union members are counting all those ballots, so we could hear the results literally any minute now. and now if approved, it means the strike will be oh, teachers will be back in the classrooms tomorrow, but we heard from a number of teachers who said they planned to vote no. >> i'll wait. i've got time. i know this stuff. you guys are wasting your own time now. >> reporter: oakland high school english teacher bryce bigler brought a sign she ma