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news podcast "intelligence matters" secretary of state mike pompeo said there is still a path to a deal. >> president's made clear we're going to have enough patience to make sure that we're really having good faith negotiations and real conversations. >> reporter: after meeting with putin kim accused the u.s. of acting in bad faith at the most recent summit and said peace on the peninsula will depend on the u.s.'s future attitude. the white house had no comment. jeff? >> okay, paula, thank you very much. the top highway safety group issued an alarming report today about back seat safety. they found even in a head-on crash you may be safer in the
front seat than the rear seat. kris van cleave explains why. >> reporter: a new safety review is raising questions about the effectiveness of seat belts in the back seats of cars and trucks. they save lives but could be better. crash tests show up front belts automatically tighten while front and side airbags deploy, keeping people away from the steering wheel and dashboard. those belts also have force limiters to reduce the risk of chest injuries. but in the back there are no front airbags and the seat belts lack those potentially life-saving features, making it possible for passengers to collide with parts of the vehicle interior. the insurance institute for highway safety wants car makers to make the back seat as safe as the front. president david harkey. >> what we're finding is that the rear seat passengers in vehicles that do not have those technologies are often subject to more severe injuries than their front seat passengers in that same vehicle. >> reporter: iihs looked at 117
front end crashes where the back seat passenger was injured or killed but was wearing a seat belt. the most common injury was to the chest. most of the 37 fatalities were in crashes that were considered survivable. head injuries were found in nine injured back seat passengers and 18 fatalities. iihs is now designing a crash test focused on back seat safety. the institute is not recommending any specific changes yet to carmakers. but in 2017 nearly 1,800 people in the back seat died in crashes. more than half were not wearing their seat belts. it's a reminder to buckle up regardless. jeff? >> okay. kris van cleave in the back seat there, not driving. kris, thank you very much. we are hearing for the first time from an american woman taken hostage in uganda. kimberly endicott and her guide were kidnapped at gunpoint earlier this month while on safari. they were held for nearly five days before being released. endicott shared the details of her ordeal with gayle king of
"cbs this morning." >> we're sitting there and all of a sudden four men come out of a perfectly square bush that's in front of us. and my first thought was there must be something happening behind us and that these are rangers. and i don't know exactly when. >> why did you think they were rangers? did they have on uniforms? >> they're armed. they have guns. and i had been gorilla trekking with rangers that have guns. so that was my first thought. >> so there were no alarm bells when you saw these men approaching you with guns? >> well, there were, but they were alarm bells of something must be behind us. >> behind you. okay. >> looking at them, it became apparent pretty quickly that no, that's not what this is. >> how many of them were there? >> four. >> four of them. >> four. >> and there's four of you sitting down. >> yes. >> and they grabbed you? >> he had me by the arm and he was "run, run, run or i'll slap
you. run, run, run or i'll slap you." but that's when i felt him shaking and -- >> the kidnapper was shaking? >> mm-hmm. when he had a hold of my arm. and i thought to myself, is this methamphetamines? is this fear? and at that point i didn't know. but it just was something that i was very aware of very quickly. that he's shaking. >> because if he's shaking and it's not drugs you're thinking maybe he's nervous too. >> he's afraid. >> yeah. >> yeah. so -- >> did that give you some comfort to know that maybe he was nervous? >> not yet. because if it's drugs then i'm in a world of problems. >> you can see more of gayle's interview with kimberly endicott on "cbs this morning." up next, why the new tax law is proving costly for gold star families.
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chopper pilot, died in the red sea during "operation enduring freedom" in 2013. >> there you go. >> reporter: it's been a challenge for jones, especially financially. they've been able to stay afloat because of the survivor benefits they receive, aid that came with an unexpected surprise at tax time. >> when i saw that tax bill, i was shocked at -- at how much these boys owed on benefits that were given to them. so ultimately i had to pay. >> reporter: the boys each received about $15,000 in survivor benefits last year. jones was hit with a tax bill of $5,400 for the boys, up from $1,100 the previous year. how much does that income mean to your family? >> that's how they have a roof over their heads. that's how they have food in their mouths. that's why the lights are on right now. that's how we survive every single month. >> reporter: because a surviving spouse can't receive both veterans affairs and defense department benefits simultaneously in full, gold star parents often sign the taxable d.o.d. benefits over to
their children. tax law lumps gold star children into a bracket known as "the kiddie tax," which has risen to 37%, much higher than survivor children previously paid. >> we got lumped into that. and somebody had said to me, well, welcome to the top 4%. i said, my 5-year-old is not a top 4%. >> reporter: the white house did not respond to cbs news's request for comment. besides her most important job as mom, jones works part-time and is going to school. with the new tax burden something will have to give. she hopes it won't be her home. >> it's home for the boys. it's all they've known. and i would hate to take that away from them. they've already had so much taken away from them. >> reporter: families who made the ultimate sacrifice paying once again. janet shamlian, cbs news, coronado, california. coming up here tonight, thin ice puts penguins in peril. you wouldn't accept an incomplete job
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for the past three years their second largest colony, where up to 25,000 pairs mate each year, has suffered a catastrophic breeding failure. the cause? unusually warm and stormy weather has destroyed the stable sea ice where they breed. >> so in some ways this is a story of survival. >> reporter: emperor penguins, the largest of all penguins, were the stars of the oscar-winning documentary "march of the penguins" which followed their grueling 60-mile trek to their breeding grounds, where temperatures approach 80 degrees below zero. in 2017 cbs news saw firsthand the overall decrease in penguin populations in antarctica. scientists predict the emperor population will decrease 50% to 70% by the end of the century. but there was a surprise in the new study. the same satellite imagery showed an increase in a penguin colony more than 30 miles away which is better suited for breeding. peter fretwell is with the british antarctic survey.
>> that gives us confidence that they're probably a little better adapted to climate change than we first thought. >> reporter: for now a remarkable show of resilience in one of the when you humble yourself under the mighty hand of god, in due time he will exalt you. hi, i'm joel osteen. i'm excited about being with you every week. i hope you'll tune in. you'll be inspired, you'll be encouraged. i'm looking forward to seeing you right here. you are fully loaded and completely equipped for
>> you might have seen it on tv. the world cheerleading championsh championship. with athletes flying through the air, defying gravity. it's the olympics of cheer. this year it's even more special. for the first time ever special olympics teams are part of the competition. ♪ the girls are flipping their hair ♪ >> it's really cool. yay. >> reporter: carmen houston-ludlum was thrilled to learn she'd get to compete on two of the teams representing the u.s. the calvert county maryland unified poms and hip-hop teams. unified because they combine athletes with and without intellectual disabilities. >> being on a team is really fun and also great experience of dancing. >> reporter: head coach gayle waterson has run the program for 11 years. >> they train together. they compete together.
they perform together. it's probably a nice little vision of what the world should be like if we all accepted each other. >> reporter: unified partner nicole basom joined in high school five years ago. >> they've taught me more than i could have taught them. >> reporter: now in college, basom drives three hours each way to attend practices with her team. >> i don't see them as different. i don't see anybody on the team as different. unified partner or athlete. >> how do you see them? >> as my friends. >> reporter: and that's what it means to come together as a team. shared dreams working as one. jan crawford, cbs news, calvert county, maryland. >> that is the "overnight news" for this friday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city i'm jeff glor. ♪
♪ >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news." i'm mo lalangi. for months it's been the worst kept secret in washington and now it's official. former vice president joe biden is running for president. it's his third bid for the office and he joins a crowded field of 20 other democrats vying for the nomination. the good news for biden, he's already at the top of most polls. as for president trump, he's already goosing biden, calling him sleepy joe and tweeting he looks forward to seeing him in november. ed o'keefe has the story. >> reporter: hours after
announcing his campaign joe biden was spotted on his beloved amtrak train from washington to delaware and then picking up pizza in his hometown of wilmington. >> america's coming back like we used to be. ethical, straight, telling the truth. >> reporter: the former vice president launched his campaign in english and spanish. >> joe biden. >> reporter: with a direct shot at president trump, recalling his response to the 2017 white supremacist violence in charlottesville, virginia. >> he said there were "some very fine people on both sides." in that moment i knew the threat to this nation was unlike any i'd seen in my lifetime. >> reporter: the president welcomed biden to the fray with a tweet, calling him sleepy joe. last year mr. trump told jeff glor he dreams about running against biden. >> look, joe biden ran three times. he never got more than 1%. and president obama took him out of the garbage heap. >> reporter: even before his announcement biden courted controver
controversy. in the past month eight women have come forward to say interactions with biden made them feel uncomfortable. he responded. >> and i get it. i get it. >> reporter: but later made light of their complaints. >> by the way, he gave me permission to touch him. >> reporter: biden's campaign also confirmed to cbs news that he spoke recently with anita hill, who has said biden never apologized to her for his handling of her accusations of sexual harassment against now supreme court justice clarence thomas. hill told "the new york times" today that "i cannot be satisfied by simply saying i'm sorry for what happens to you." the campaign is also expected to play up biden's eight-year partnership and enduring friendship with former president barack obama. today mr. obama said that picking biden as his 2008 running mate was one of the best decisions he ever made. but he isn't going to endorse a democratic candidate. >> i asked president obama not to endorse. whoever wins this nomination should win it on their own merits. >> first time we'll see biden
out on the stump is monday when he holds a campaign rally in pittsburgh. there he's off to iowa, nevada, new hampshire, and south carolina. ed o'keefe, cbs news, new york. people in ruston, louisiana are still picking up the pieces of their shattered community after a deadly tornado tore through town. it was part of a powerful storm system that rumbled east out of texas. mireya villareal has the story. >> reporter: the tornado ripped through ruston, louisiana with winds over 136 miles per hour, uprooting trees and downing power lines. the storm hit around 2:00 a.m. while people were sleeping, tearing the roofs of several homes and businesses. kathy jackson's daughter and 14-year-old grandson were killed when a tree fell on their home. >> they did what they were supposed to do. they were in the middle of the home. they got away from all windows. they did what they were supposed to do. >> it's some of the worst
devastation we've seen. >> reporter: governor john bel edwards declared a state of emergency. the storm system started in east texas yesterday. covering 150 miles. bryan and san augustine, texas took a direct hit from tornadoes. just five minutes before the tornado hit ruston brittany fletcher was woken up by a text message alert. >> you cheer trees cracking and windows shattering. it blew my front door open and it was deadbolted. glass started coming in everywhere, and it depth last. maybe a minute or so. during a college trip to north korea otto warmbier took down a propaganda poster that was on a wall in his hotel. the young man ended up pag for that with his life. that's not enough. it turns out north koreans gave the white house a $2 million bill for his medical care. paula reid has the story. >> reporter: these are the last photos published of american college student otto warmbier. in a coma and being carried off a plane in cincinnati in june 2017, six days before he died.
cbs news has learned north korea demanded the u.s. pay $2 million for warmbier's medical expenses before he could return home. the university of virginia student was arrested in january 2016 after allegedly pulling down a propaganda poster in a pyongyang hotel. he was later sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor. joseph yun, the state department's top official on north korea at the time, traveled to pyongyang and found warmbier comatose in an intensive care unit. he signed the $2 million bill, but the state department says it never intended to pay and did not. warmbiertion parents have blamed north korean leader kim jong un for their son's death, but president trump has defended the dictator. >> it just wasn't to his advantage to allow that to happen. those prisons are rough. they're rough places. and bad things happened. >> reporter: kim met with russian president vladimir putin today in eastern russia, a
rebuke to the trump administration over stalled nuclear disarmament negotiation. but in an interview for the cbs news podcast "intelligence matters" secretary of state mike pompeo said there is still a path to a deal. >> the president's made clear we're going to have enough patience to make sure that we're really having good faith negotiations and real conversations. >> reporter: after meeting with putin kim accused the u.s. of acting in bad faith at the most recent summit and said peace on the peninsula will depend on the u.s.'s future attitude. the white house had no comment. an american tourist kidnapped while on safari in east africa is back home safe and sound. kimberly endicott was held for five days and released only after a ransom was paid. >> we're sitting there and all of a sudden four men come out of a perfectly square bush that's in front of us. and my first thought was there must be something happening
behind us and that these are rangers. and i don't know exactly when. >> why did you think they were rangers? did they have on uniforms? >> they're armed. they have guns. and i've been gorilla trekking with rangers that have guns. looking at them, it became apparent pretty quickly that no, that's not what this is. >> how many of them were there? >> four. >> four of them. >> four. >> and there's four of you sitting down. >> yes. >> they grabbed you -- >> he had me by the arm and he was "run, run, run or i'll slap you. run, run, run or i'll slap you." but that's when i felt him shaking. and -- >> the kidnapper was shaking. >> mm-hmm. when he had a hold of my arm. and i thought to myself, is this methamphetamines? is this fear? and at that point i didn't know. but it was just something i was
>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." if you don't have young teenagers in the house you've probably never heard of a band called bts. the boy band from south korea is the biggest thing in asia and soon will be coming to a stadium near you. seth doane has their story. >> bts! bts! >> reporter: all of this is for bts, or beyond the scene. to call them superstars seems, well, an understatement. >> get this. their arena shows in chicago, new york, and l.a., they're all
sold out. >> reporter: they have more than 19 million twitter followers, have topped the billboard record charts, and "time" just put them on its most influential people list. and yet admit it, these phenomes may not be familiar. ♪ so meet bts. they're pop stars from south korea. kings of a world known as korean pop. k-pop to the more enlightened. and it's an industry worth billions. 5 billion to be exact. ♪ ain't nothing but a party remember the backstreet boys? that boy band provided the soundtrack for much of the '90s in america. ♪ don't want to be a fool for you ♪ along with groups like 'n sync. ♪ bye-bye bye about the same time thousands of miles away k-pop was helping to
put seoul on the pop music map. but now bts whose first album debuted in 2013 has moved beyond the scene in seoul and is coming ashore in america. big-time. their upcoming u.s. tour is one of the hottest tickets on earth. even more remarkable considering most of their songs are not in english. ♪ you get the best of me its members between the ages of 21 and 26 go by their nicknames. jung koek. jim, jiman, suggesta. j-hope and rm. we caught up with them at their studio in seoul. >> how did you learn english? >> i love hip-hop. >> rm was signed first and as the fluent english speaker often takes top billing. >> i love pop music, and i love the "friends." >> "friends" the tv show. >> yeah, the tv show.
my mom bought me the whole series. i watched it like several times. i just wanted to speak and to listen and understand the musicians in america. i just want to say thank you, mom. >> reporter: not long ago the boys of bts idolized the stars they mixed it at this year's grammys. >> i suddenly think like am i really here? >> reporter: from south korea bts became the first korean pop band to present after their fans launched a social media campaign. >> thanks to all our fans for making this dream come true. >> what will it take to be back? >> we have to practice the same choreography again and again several hours every day. we have to keep the promise. >> reporter: did someone say choreography? everything bts does is meticulously choreographed. >> hey. >> how are you doing?
>> reporter: including their arrival to rehearsal. on this day in five separate cars. we cannot tell you just where they were rehearsing. overenthusiastic fans pose a constant security risk. >> can you describe that enthusiasm? "i'm amazed by it," j-hope said. "to receive all this love. i think we're able to quickly engage with our fans by being sincere with our feelings, jim n nchn told us. we fry to share our emotions with our fans. and those fans feel bts truly understands and supports them. ♪ "whenever we begin a performance john cook told us i take out my ear pieces and listen to the shouting and screaming. it fills me with energy."
and bts fans, they call themselves army, aren't just enthusiastic. they're enthusiastic consumers. which is why the guys adorn the sides of soda cans and even teamed up with artists who designed their stuffed animal alter egos. k-pop is such a phenomenon that here in the seoul subway system fans will even pay to put up giant signs celebrating their favorite k-pop star's birthday. here's j-hoke. and a fan. >> reporter: these supersized posters are as close as many will get. this is where we should mention that the guys have a new album out. ♪ my, my, my ♪ my, my, my, my and tell you that sunday morning was the first american network television program granted this behind-the-scenes access.
and in case you're wondering what's up with the face masks, the constant air pollution over much of south korea makes the masks a lot more than a fashion stateme statement. the boys of bts consider themselves family. they've trained, composed music and grown up together. and yes, they all live in the same house. "first we were like why do we have to live together," suga explained. but at some point we realized this is really precious and we've become really thankful. and v told us, "i think these are the people who know me the best. we know each other better or more than our families know us." this is your studio. >> yeah, my studio. >> reporter: but they can retreat to their own private spaces. >> the toys i love. >> reporter: the shelves outside of rm's studio contain the
expensive toys he's accumulated. >> this is a table. it's from america. >> reporter: inside it's a bit less frenetic. >> you spend time in here composing, thinking of the next song? >> yes. and writing lyrics. sometimes shopping. and ebay. >> so it's not work all the time. >> yeah. no, no. ♪ >> reporter: how long all of this will last is anyone's guess. but there is this. >> military service is mandatory in south korea. there's only so long you can delay it. will you serve? "it's a korean it's natural," jin said. "and someday when duty calls we'll be able to respond and do our best." do you worry about breaking off, separating, going different ways? "i don't want to think about it at this point, jang cook said.
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well, more writers these days are avoiding publishing houses entirely and putting out books themselves. the cheapest and easiest way is to make an e-book and sell it online. but for those with a little more patience and money there's another option. barry petersen tells the story. >> reporter: in our world of speed step back into the world of slow. the world of gray diets, who started larkspur pringt press more than 40 years ago during a rural kentucky road. the slow begins when authors, including some of the finest poets from kentucky, understand it may take a while to get their books printed. >> why do they come? >> you know you're going to wait a year and a half. sometimes maybe it's two years. it's because of the quality of
the work. >> reporter: the love of this work goes directly from heart to hand. >> i love it. i love it. the work here, you can use your hands. you have to use your mind. it's the total package. >> reporter: the type is set by hand, one letter at a time. the 1915 press is fed by hand, one sheet at a time. then sewing the pages together and the binding of the first editions are 300 to 500, all done by hand. and finally, quality control is the touch of a hand. >> when you stop and pause for a
minute and hold this in your manned, how does that feel? >> it feels wonderful. it's just like creating a piece of art. >> reporter: sold at ellen glasgow's gallery in nearby frankfurt where zeits's books sell for $20 to $40 and special editions go for up to $150. >> the paper is so sensual that it's something you really want to touch and you really want to turn the pages. and then the type is so beautiful. >> these are poems for everyday atlanta. >> reporter: and while zeits is one of the last people in america still earning a living by making books by hand, a new generation is learning the ancient craft at the american academy of book binding in telluride, colorado, one of only two such schools in the u.s.
>> coming over on this side as this side -- >> reporter: kay sable quit her i.t. office job in order to hone a skill full-time, a skill that can take years to master. how much time do you think you will have put into just this one book? >> probably easily 100 hours. >> reporter: 100 hours? >> easily. >> reporter: what kind of prices would you ask given the amount of work that goes into these? >> over $1,000 a book. and it would be worth it. >> reporter: and like larkspur press for kay it's personal. >> i notice that when you talk about this book you keep almost stroking it. why is that? >> because i love it. i love it. what else can i make that will last 500 years? >> reporter: back at larkspur press, gray zeits truly believes his work making a back will translate when a reader opens the book. >> i think that if you read a
despite a flood of migrants washing across the u.s. border with mexico, the acting head of homeland security insists the controversial policy of family separations is not coming back. thousands of migrant children were taken from their families at the border, and the trump administration says it may take years to reunite them all. manuel bojorquez has the story of two brothers who are back together now after more than six months. >> reporter: at newark international airport a nervous and excited junior oliveira stepped off the plane from houston. six months to the day after
being separated from his 8-year-old brother andy. >> he's like a son to you. >> yes. >> reporter: junior has been raising andy on his own for the last five years. the two brothers, hoping to seek asyl asylum, arrived at a border crossing in mcallen, texas october 17th. after a nearly 1500-mile month-long trip by bus from progreso honduras. the next day andy was taken from his 21-year-old brother, who is not considered his legal guardian. >> so you're an adult, he's a child, you couldn't be in the same place because you're not technically his father. >> it took 15 days before junior could finally speak to his younger brother. andy had been placed in a foster care center nearly 2,000 miles away in new york city with other kids his age. >> you could barely get through that call. he was crying. >> si. >> he was 3, you're the only person he's known. >> si. >> reporter: last friday was the
day the brothers had waited 183 days for. >> this might be a surprise to him. >> reporter: paperwork in hand, junior walked into the center alone and minutes later walked out with his arm tightly wrapped around andy's shoulder. their reunion was made possible by immigrant families together an organization assisting in the reunification of families. their oversized smile marks the end of their seemingly endless journey apart. >> he's like your father. >> they never lost hope they would see each other again. and now that andy's back with his big brother -- >> what do you want to do? >> play. >> and play he did with junior finally by his side. manuel bojorquez, cbs news, new york. >> heart wrmwarming. that's the overnight news for this friday. for some of you the news
continues. for others check back with us a little later for the morning news and of course "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city i'm mo la lengi. captioning funded by cbs mo la lengi. it's friday, april 26. this is the "cbs morning news." as he enters the 2020 presidential race, joe biden emerges as the democratic front-runner. president trump is already on the attack, but biden is also facing criticism from some in his own party. measles quarantine. more than