tv CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor CBS May 10, 2019 6:30pm-7:00pm PDT
♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> glor: on the cbs evening news this friday, the trade war escalates as the u.s. slaps new tariffs on china. we will look at how this impacts all americans. >> these tariffs often increase prices for consumers. >> is it making american products more competitive? >> yes. >> an iranian commander today said there will be no talks with the u.s. >> this comes as more u.s. forces begin arriving in the region. >> the white house ordering deployment to counter unspecified threats from iran. >> glor: cutting edge treatments offer new hope to patients with pancreatic cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer deaths. >> my body has come back, and the tissue has come back. i feel really good. >> glor: more wet weather could put a damper on mother's day weekend for millions. >> a san francisco teacher battling breast cancer is being
forced to pay for her own substitute. >> that just seems fundamentally wrong that you would have to do that when you're battling cancer. >> glor: and steve hartman with a student who refused to miss a day at school for 13 years. >> reporter: so you offered to take him to disney world? >> we were going to take him out of school, and he said no. >> i turned down disney world. >> glor: good evening. i'm jeff glor. and this is our western edition. high-stakes trade talks lasted for just two hours today. then the u.s. and china walked away with no deal. president trump said the two sides held candid and constructive conversations that will continue, but chinese negotiators have left washington, d.c. with no plans to return. and the u.s. has slapped huge new tariffs on hundreds of billions in chinese goods, potentially impacting hundreds of millions of americans. acn tracy is at the white house. >> reporter: the talks ended with hand shakes, but no deal. now the ten-month-long trade dispute between the world's two largest economies appears to be an all-out war.
president trump has now imposed a 25% tariff on $250 billion worth of chinese goods. he's threatening a 25% tariff on another $325 billion worth of imports-- basically everything china sends to the u.s. > we're going to be taking in more money than we've ever taken in. h> reporter: the president proudly calls himself "a tariff man," often leaving the impression that china pays the bill. >> so they'll be paying. if we don't make the deal, nothing wrong with taking in over $100 billion a year. >> reporter: but tariffs are actually a tax paid by u.s. importers and u.s. companies when goods arrive from china. the cost of the tariffs are eften passed on to u.s. consumers in the form of higher prices. the chinese don't technically pay anything, but their goods do become more expensive, which can weaken their economy. >> you're going to see both american companies and chinese companies probably being, you know, hurt equally by the tariffs.
so there's going to be symmetric pain being felt i think on both sides of the pacific ocean. >> reporter: in a torrent of trade tweets this morning, the president seemingly acknowledged the impact on u.s. companies declaring, "build your products in the united states, and there are no tariffs." now, china does plan to hit back, taking what it calls necessary countermeasures that will likely include tariffs on u.s. products. in the meantime, china's vice premiere says the two sides have agreed to hold more talks. jeff. >> glor: ben tracy, thank you very much, ben. americans are already paying more from the last round of tariffs. $1.4 billion a month more, according to the federal reserve bank of new york. carter evans on what lies ahead for consumers. >> reporter: whether it comes from a store shelf or showroom, prepare to pay more for products owde in china. the new tariffs could increase prices on everything from deodorant and dog leashes to bicycles and backpacks, but you'll really feel it on higher
priced items like appliances. existing tariffs on washers and dryers cost consumers $1.5 billion last year. >> almost all the appliances, some parts are coming from china. >> reporter: appliance salesman movses anbarthian has already seen the impact on washing machines. for example, samsung, people think it's a korean product, but the prices have gone up how much? >> 20% to 30%. >> reporter: today's tariff hike to 25% could cost the american economy $62 billion by next year. that translates to an extra $500 to $800 per family. >> although there is often a talk of winning, there is no winner in a trade war. >> reporter: cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger says the nightmare scenario is if the president follows through on his threat to escalate the trade war even further. >> now we're talking about essentially every single product that comes from china will have ct25% tariff, and that is going to be a big deal. >> reporter: in the meantime,
higher prices on chinese-made goods could drive consumers back to items made in the u.s.a. is it making american products more competitive? these tariffs? >> yes. >> reporter: are they selling better these days? >> yes, better than before. >> reporter: but a shift to american products may not offset the impact to the economy. experts are predicting the new tariffs could cost the u.s. more than 900,000 jobs. jeff. >> glor: carter evans, thank you very much. iran's revolutionary guard today ruled out any talks with the u.s. aimed at getting tehran to s.ve up its nuclear program, this as tensions grew with a new show of force in the region. here's david martin. >> reporter: a carrier strike group has already passed through the suez canal and b-52 bombers already landed at an airbase in the persian gulf. but the pentagon is sending even more forces to back up its warnings to iran. patriot air defense missiles, an amphibious assault ship, a nuclear-powered submarine, along with fresh supplies of
precision-guided weapons are all on their way in response to intelligence reports iran is preparing to attack american troops or diplomats. secretary of state pompeo has warned any attacks "will be answered with a swift and decisive u.s. response." in an interview with margaret brennan for "face the nation," former defense secretary robert gates said he's worried the stage is being set for a conflict neither side wants. >> if the iranians make the mistake of launching an attack in the persian gulf on an american warship, the administration probably won't have any alternative but to retaliate. >> reporter: the carrier "lincoln" must first pass by yemen, where iranian-backed rebels have in the past fired missiles at american ships, and once it arrives at the entrance to the persian gulf, it will be operating under the noses of iran's hard-line revolutionary guard units. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. >> glor: we are just getting
details here tonight of a daring rescue in the west african nation of burkina faso. french special forces were able to free four hostages, including an american. all are safe. their names have not been released yet. four kidnappers believed to be islamic militants were killed. two of the french soldiers were also killed. intense rain and thunderstorms again swamped parts of texas and parts of the south today. the water fell fast. east of houston, four inches in 30 minutes. in louisiana yesterday, it floated a prius, as you can see. the flooding led to several rescues. as for the weekend we turn to lonnie quinn of wcbs in new york. lonnie, first what, is in store for tonight? >> well, that situation in texas and louisiana could still spark up again. right now, they're catching a little bit of a break, but a flash flood warning remains in effect anywhere from corpus christi to the entire state of mississippi until 7:00 p.m. on saturday. so how much rain are we talking .bout? take a look at the bright-red colors. wherever you see that south of
houston, also along interstate 10 in louisiana that could be three to maybe even six inches of rain. so, again, like i said, they're catching a break right now, but it could still spark up before this is done. jeff. >> glor: are we going to catch a break on mother's day, lonnie? >> well, some folks will out west, but this situation is going to move over to the east and northeast. look at this. i think the bull's-eye will be for mother's day, unfortunately, right around the carolinas, around atlanta. that's where you could see some severe weather out there. but up and down, 90% of the eastern seaboard is going to be wet at least some point in time en mother's day. the west coast looks much calmer. jeff. >> glor: lonnie quinn. thank you very much. late this afternoon two barges and an oil tanker collided in a shipping channel in houston. one of the barges capsized after a hole opened it was carrying about 25,000 barrels of a toxic chemical used to make gasoline. some of that has spilled into the water. ahe attorneys general of 43 states filed a lawsuit today accusing 19 generic drug
companies and more than a dozen executives of price fixing. generic drugs should cost much less than the brand-name drugs they copy but that is not always the case. here's bill whitaker of "60 minutes." >> it's an industry-wide conspiracy, and i think it , swers one of the biggest questions all of us are asking, which is why are prescription drugs so expensive? and i think we know why now. because the prices of generic drugs are fixed, and there's a widespread conspiracy to rig the market. >> reporter: connecticut attorney general william tong says his office found evidence of price fixing by dozens of generic drug industry sales directors, marketers, c.e.o.s, dating back to 2006. how many drugs are we talking about? >> hundreds, hundreds of drugs. >> reporter: what kinds of drugs?>> eveind of drug that heeveryday livi'll g examp xill, this bottle doxycycline. nt is a common antibiotic that i
tke every day for a skin condition. and there's a conspiracy around doxycycline. and so sitting here today as the attorney general of the state of connecticut, i'm one of the victims. >> glor: you can see bill whitaker's full report sunday on "60 minutes." also on cbs this weekend, "jeopardy!" host alex trebek will talk about his battle against stage four pancreatic cancer with jane pauley on "cbs sunday morning." it is the third-leading cause of cancer deaths in this country behind colorectal and lung cancer. dr. jon lapook has more on new approaches to fight it. >> reporter: 69-year-old bruce toma is making plans for traveling and sprucing up his house. >> be like all flowers.... >> reporter: that's a far cry from the fall of 2017 when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. >> i was violently sick. i was losing weight terribly. what i could eat, i couldn't keep down or it would just pass right through me. >> reporter: toma faced a grim prognosis.
the pancreas is a gland located deep in the abdomen between the stomach and the spine. when cancer develops, symptoms tend to be vague and diagnosis often comes after the cancer has already spread beyond the pancreas. for the past decade, dr. elizabeth jaffee of the kimmel cancer center at johns hopkins has been bringing cutting edge technology to the fight, a vaccine that teaches the body's immune cells, called t-cells, to recognize and attack the cancer. >> what it can do is very efficiently deliver the protein, the pancreatic cancer protein, to the immune system and say, "hey, t-cells, recognize me." >> reporter: after chemo radiation, and surgery were unsuccessful, toma joined the vaccine trial last summer. so far, he's doing well. >> this was taken in july. now you fast forward to february. this is where it should have been. and it's totally clean. >> my body has come back, the tissue has come back. yeah, i feel really good.
>> reporter: as researchers continue to look for better ways of treating pancreatic cancer, they're also trying to figure out better ways of picking it up earlier before it has spread. >> this is something that we would want to follow in a high- oisk patient. >> reporter: dr. diane simeone heads the pancreatic cancer center at n.y.u. langone health in new york. her mission: early diagnosis of a disease with few symptoms. she's been screening people at high risk. i can imagine there are people out there watching who are thinking, well, i'm not at high risk, but let me just get tested. >> we really don't want to have people just getting testing willy-nilly. but we do want to focus on people who have two or more family members with pancreas cancer or people who might have a mutation that might put them at higher risk. >> reporter: it's early days for this type of testing and for the new vaccine treatment, but researchers are hopeful the odds can finally improve for this deadly disease. dr. jon lapook, cbs news, new york. glo and again, alex trebek
has much more to say about being diagnosed and living with pancreatic cancer on "cbs sunday morning." uber stalled in its first day of trading today. the ride-hailing company's initial offering price was $45 a share, but it lost more than 7.5% closing at $41.57 a share. up next here on the cbs evening news, why a teacher with breast cancer is being forced to pay for her own substitute. and later, the kid who turned down disney because of an eternal promise. eternal promise. st lost my life. my doctors again ordered me to take aspirin, and i do. be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. listen to the doctor. take it seriously. urke) at fso we know how to evercoveng,
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>> reporter: she's a veteran second-grade teacher at san francisco's glen park elementary school. we're choosing not to identify her to protect her privacy. when parents heard she was actually required to pay for her own substitute, they were outraged and launched a gofundme page to help cover costs. >> we could not believe that this could-- this could be happening, that this would be a law. the more i found out, the more angry i got. >> reporter: teachers can use ten paid sick days per school year. once those are exhausted, they can use 100 days of extended sick leave and receive their regular salary, minus the substitute's pay. >> it doesn't seem fair at all. >> reporter: connie laba chairs >> we would never want one of our teachers who is basically educating our future to be worrying about where their family is going to be when they're out battling cancer. >> reporter: since the gofundme page was launched at the end of last month, nearly $14,000 has been raised, well over the $10,000 goal.
the teacher posted an appreciation: >> i hope next year our leaders in sacramento will take a hard look at that and make sure that they change the language in the law. >> reporter: jamie yuccas, cbs news. >> glor: "on the road" with steve hartman is next. why a student vowed to never miss a day of school. if you have moderate to severe psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, little things can be a big deal. that's why there's otezla. otezla is not an injection or a cream. it's a pill that treats differently. clearera is not an injection or a cream. skin is achievable, with reduced redness, thickness, and scaliness of plaques. for psoriatic arthritis, otezla is proven to reduce joint swelling, tenderness, and pain. and the otezla prescribing information has no requirement
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>> glor: a promise is a promise even when you're just four years old. here's steve hartman "on the road." >> reporter: outside of band practice alex kunda isn't one to toot his own horn, but over the last 13 years, this mild- mannered senior from brunswick high school in brunswick, georgia has accomplished something remarkable, starting in kindergarten to this very
day, alex has never missed school, despite his parents' efforts in fourth grade to thwart the achievement. arlene and preston say their son was just putting too much pressure on himself. >> let's go to disney world and net it over with. >> reporter: you offered to take him to disney world? >> on a friday, take him out of school. and he said no. >> i turned down disney world. this is the one promise i remember making to her, and i non't make a promise to her in wrson anymore so the one promise i made i was going to keep it. >> reporter: he made his promise of perfect attendance to his older sister, miranda. miranda died in 2006 from autoimmune hepatitis. it was a debilitating illness. and, yet, because she loved school, miranda never missed a single day of first grade, all the way up until the day she died. her perfect attendance certificate awarded posthumously to her little four-year-old brother, alex. alex crossed the stage and went directly to his father. >> he says, "i'm going to do
this for her." he was going to get perfect attendance in honor of her. >> reporter: he said that at age four? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: at that point, alex hadn't even started school himself. all he knew was that his best friend was gone, and he wanted to do something for her. today, 13 years later, his tribute is complete. >> is the perfect attendance award winner for brunswick high school. ( applause ) >> i was thinking about her the entire time. i was like, "this is for you." >> reporter: kept your word. >> yup. >> reporter: what does it mean to you that she meant that much to him? >> a lot. >> yeah. >> reporter: we can't expect our kids to love each other as much as we love them. but somehow, alex did. and somehow, even at four, he knew the best way to honor someone was to do something honorable. steve hartman "on the road" in brunswick, georgia.
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