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captioning sponsored by cbs >> quijano: tonight impeachment show down, president trump is condemning the tonight impeachment showdown. president trump is condemning the inquiring calling it the biggest scam in the history of american politics. now nancy pelosi is firing back. >> unprecedented storm. a powerful weather system is barreling down on the pacific northwest. we're tracking the fall blizzard dumping a rare september snow. >> hong kong chaos. protestors and police battle on the streets and the growing fear tonight that the worst violence is to come. >> reunited, a father and son separated at the border are together again. the daring and dangerous trip they made while trying to seek asylum. and burning passion. the heart-warming story of three brothers working tother
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to shine a light in the darkness. the impeachment inquiry of president trump will pick up steam this week on capitol hill. expected to testify before congress. that will only set the stage for the whistle blower to come forward. democrats are hoping to have a final vote on impeachment by thanksgiving. >> reporter: joe biden and his son hunter. according to the whistle blower complaint -- rudy giuliani was
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a central figure in relaying messages. >> when i talked to the secretary last week, he said he was aware of it. >> reporter: curt -- >> reporter: do you know why he said no? >> i believe because he understood that ever since -- toxic and he doesn't want -- didn't want to be involved. >> reporter: the majority of
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americans approve of congress opening the impeachment inquiry. but americans are divided over whether the president deserves to be empeached over ukraine, with the majority of republicans backing the president. house speaker nancy pelosi said this weekend the inquiry is worth the political risk ahead of 2020. some democratic lawmakers said they would like to take a vote on the articles of impeachment. the investigation is just beginning. elaine? >> quijano: natalie brand, thank you. montana's governor is declaring a winter storm emergency tonight after more than three feet of heavy wet snow slammed the state. watches and warnings have been posted across the region. carter evans is in hard hit gray falls, montana. >> montana's early winter storm blasted the city of great falls with more than a foot of september snow. it covered streets and made driving difficult. >> my recommendation is to stay
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off the road if you can. >> sergeant wade palen is with the montana highway patrol. >> the biggest challenges are overnight the roads will freeze again and become more ice covered.meased in fee pile high outside homesith high winds knocking down trees and at one point thousands lost power. >> when is the last time you have seen a september snow like this. >> i have never seen a cement snow like this. >> senate weather service meteorologist don britton has lived in great falls for more than 40 years and he said this storm is a record breaker. >> that one set back in 1934, that was broken. >> that was a three day record of over 13-inches of snow. we have already had over 14 inches in just two days so that record is pretty much on lit rated. >> the snow storm also hit parts of idaho and in spokane, washington, this is the first time they recorded snow on this date since they started keeping records back in 1881. forecasters expect the winter weather to continue through the night. >> hunker down, stay warm, and
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try to avoid traveling. >> the storm is expected to move out of the area by tomorrow morning. though some schools will remain closed on monday. but all of this snow is expected to melt by the end of the week so everyone here can get back to fall. elaine? >> carter evans, thank you. we're seeing wild weather tonight from snow in the pacific northwest to record heat in the eastern u.s. to a major hurricane in the atlantic ocean. meteorologist jeff berardelli is tracking it all. >> an even for a meteorologist this is an extreme weather pattern. we have a lot to talk about for sure. this epic snow fall in the pacific northwest, the highest mown taint, some places over 40 inches, we will see over four feet before it is said and done. as you see we will probably see snow not tapering down for another 24 hours in spots. that means an additional probably 6 to 12 inches of snow. in extreemp drk ds-- extreme amplified, across the west summer clinging on in the southeast. we're likely to see another 400
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records tied or brokenver the next week or so when you add up daytime highs and morning lows. and in between where the battleground is set, we'll see rounds of showers, thinnedder storms and some of that will be severe weather. in the east during the day on monday, severe drought is going to worsen because we will not see rainfall here. temperatures will be 90 to 100. feels like over a hundred degrees, the hottest day, the apex of this heat wave is likely to be on wednesday. big ridge of high pressure, 60 record highs possible wednesday alone. and to boot, in the atlantic things are still some what active, we have hurricane lorenzo, it was a cat 5, now a cat 4 but when it was a cat 5 it is the farthest east we've ever seen a cat 5 and believe it or not it is headed to ireland on friday, not as a tropical system but post tropical system. >> quijano: an active week ahead. thank you. >> you're welcome. >> quijano: there was chaos on the streets of hong kong today, protestors and police squared off again as the fighting shut down hong kong's main shopping district.
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and as ramy inocencio reports the violence is expected to intensify with i major chinese holiday just two days away. >> fires erupted in central hong kong as tensions between police and protestors plunged the city into a state of disarray. videos posted to social media show a metro station engulfed in flames after mol tov cocktails were thrown inside. police responds first with tear gas and then a water canon. in a routine that has now repeated itself for 17 straight weeks. right now we're in a mad crunch, of protestors running from the central business district just moments ago, riot police fired several rounds of tear gas. >> with less than 48 hours until china's national day protestors also vented their anger at beijing. taking down a sign celebrating the country's 70th birthday. many are resentless of china's
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communist party and the perception that the rights and freedoms they enjoyed under a policy of one country's two systems is slowly being eroded. tanya chan is a prodemocracy hong kong legislator. >> what is the dream of hong kongers these days. >> regionally it is common. st one country, high autonomy, people, hong kong people, rule hong kong. and but now it seem that we may need to lose our lives in exchng for these promises. >> until that dream bares any hope of becoming reality, demonstrators say hong kong's new normal is here to stay. ramy inocencio, cbs news, hong kong. >> new video tonight appears to con tra dect dict an earlier claim bli houthi rebels that they captured thousands of saudi troops after a major battle at the yemen-saudi border according to the bbc.
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meanwhile saudi arabia is opening the kingdom to tourists for the first time. new visas ease but do not eliminate a dress code for visiting women. it's part of a plan to increase tourism and take treasure-- pressure off the country's ail-base-- oil-based economy. programming note tune in for the 5 2-7bd season premier of "60 minutes," it includes cbs evening news anchor and managing editor and 06 mince contributing correspondent norah o'donnell's interview with saudi crown prince mohammed bin salman. cbs d-- cvs pharmacy is suspending the sale of zan tack, a drug under extionz over possible links to cancer. it comes after the if, da found traces of a probable carcinogen in some of the products. cvs is joining other major drug store chains including walgreen's and rite-aid pulling zan tack from store shelves. >> operated at the border, ahead the emotional reunion between a father and son.
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plus the sweeping new changes for uber aimed at ensuring rider safety. and three young men turning a profit and sharing it with those in need.
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>> quijano: it is estimated nearly 3,000 children have been separated from their parents on the southern border since the practice began last year. manuel bojorquez has the heartbreaking reunion of a father and son kept apart for 178 days in tonight's eye on america, separated and counting. >> paz-rossa says he was shot five times in honduras for refusing to join a game. he feared his son 3 year old mikol was next. so in february they fled. here they are at the rio grande on a crowded raft eight days later to seek asylum in the u.s. the boy's mother stayed behind. but at the mcallen border patrol processing center officers accused him of not being the father because his last name was not on the boy's
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birth certificate. they took the three year old away. it wasn't until july, five months later that the dna test he initially asked for proved he was mikol's father. we heat up with paz-rossa as he traveled to new york where his son was in a foster care facility, nearly six months after their separation. >> it is something difficult, i felt like a part of my life was taken away when they told me my son was going to be separated from me, he said. >> i know i will be so happy to be with him again. but after 178 days apart, this was mikol's reaction. >> mikol appeared not to recognize his father. instead, he seemed afraid of him. and was reaching out for the safety of the case worker. the cold hard reality is of family separation. it took about five hours for
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mikol to calm down, paz-rossa was in disbelief, embarrassed, even ashamed. >> we caught up with them two weeks laser. >> you're good? thumbs up? si. >> it was really hard to hear him say he didn't want to come with me, he says. he feels bet we are me now, thank god. to this day mikeol is nervous around most people. >> he doesn't like to leave the house. you think because he feels like someone is going to take him away. >> dr. larne falusi works with children who have endured separation. we showed her the video of the reunion. >> heartbreaking. so what i see is a child who's been traumatized. emotionally we see the whole spectrum from depression and anxiety to early signs of post traumatic stress disorder, ptsd
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in children. >> ptsd in children, right. >> some would argue on the other side that it is the fault of the parents for bringing them into the country this way. >> what would you say to that? >> put yourself in the shoes of those parents. who have come to me and said we are here because, family members were killed by gangs. >> paz-rosa and mikol are still waiting to see if they will be granted asylum but at least now they wait together. >> when you see that smile what do you think? >> manuel bojorquez, cbs news, new york. >> quijano: a utah school is accused of refusing to accommodate a student with diabetes. ahead what one family is now doing aimed at helping other children fight for care.
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>> quijano: a utah family is suing a school district accusing them of refusing to accommodate their son's diabetes treatment. type 1 diabetes is one of the most common chronic illnesses during childhood affecting roughly 200,000 young people. jamie yuccas reports on the lawsuit that argues the school district is violating the boy's rights. >> this 8 year old utah boy we've agreed not to share his first name spent his summer fishing for catfish. but now that the school year has started he is learning his lessons alone in his kitchen. his mom kale watkins says the jordan school district in salt lake county utah barred him from attending classes after a disagreement about his diabetes
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treatment plan. diagnosed before age two, he requires up to eight insulin injections a day. in a recently filed lawsuit, the family claims the school made several potentially dangerous mistakes with hiss doage in 2018. so they requested they be allowed to prepare his diluted insulin and prefill the syringes at home. the school district will not allow that saying prefilled syringes must be prepared by a farm sises. >> and the doctors have said this is what he needs to use. >> right, he has doctors orders that state he needs this with him at all times. utah law says he can carry anything prescription and nonprescription. >> but yet there are issues. >> the lawsuit alleges that due to the school district's refusal to accommodate his disability and medical needs he has been denied his right to attend school with his nondiabetic peers. nate crippes represents the watkins. >> it is clear when there is a disability, schools have to make
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modification to policies to enable people with disabilities to have the same access. >> the office of the utah attorney general which is representing the jordan school district says it is unable to comment correct directly on the allegations but says approximately 130 students with type 1 diabetes received direct nursing services. they also say the issues raised in this case highlight the deficit and balancing the specific request of individual students with the need to provide a safe learning environment for all students. the watkins family hopes their legal battle will help others. >> there is no reason why he should not be with his peers. >> jamie yuccas, har iman, utah. >> quijano: the ridesharing industry is facing increased scrutiny overpass injury safety. ahead what uber's c.e.o. is saying about a scathing new report that says his company doesn't do snuff to protect customers from sexual assault.
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>> quijano: uber is micking a series of sweeping changes amid criticism overrider safety. in a cbs news exclusive kris van cleave spoke with uber's c.e.o. about the new features-- features and push to protect customers. >> we made sure that your driver is the right driver. >> uber c.e.o. dara khosrowshahi says his company's policies and practices have evolved over the past few years. >> when something does happen, and it does, this is real life, we respond in a way that is victim centric, victim first. >> uber wants to take this pin verification system a step further so soon your phone will semilessly talk to the phone of the uber you've called. it will then tell you when the right vehicle has pulled up. that your ride is verified, and this is the car to get into. >> the new features come as the ridesharing industry faces scrutiny overpass injury safety. a recent "washington post" reports that agents and uber's special investigation unit are
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coached to put the company's reputation ahead of passenger safety. >> what do you say to the reported and to folks who have either sued you or suffered a sexual assault that feel like the response wasn't good. >> i say that that report fundamentally was based on hear sai, we're not perfect, i wouldn't claim to be perfect but i believe we are significantly better than last year and next year, we are going to be better. >> uber hopes this new technology could prevent the kind of deadly mistake police believe sam an tha josephson made when she miss took a car for her uber in march. >> uber really felt the responsibility to step up even though that was not an uber driver but to step up and see what more we could do to create a safer environment for people who are using ride share. >> users will will start to notice alerts letting them know if you are about to be dropped off in a bike lane so you can look out for cyclists. kris van cleave, cbs news, san
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francisco. >> three young brothers on a mission. ahead what inspired them to light the way for others.
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>> finally tonight, a family's burning passion, three young men cooked up an idea to make a little pocket money but they didn't stop. there he roll barnett shows how they-- errol barnett shows how they are lighting the way. >> this is nice. >> thank you. >> at this farmer's market the gil brothers-- gill brothers are selling their own homemade candles. >> austin is pushes his favorite. >> watermelon bubble gum. >> two years ago austin with his brother colin 13, and brian who is 11 were looking for a way to make pocket money. >> had you ever thought about candles before it was time to make a business. >> no, not at all. >> not at all. >> they call their company freshest branchiaux, gill brothers in french and decided not to keep all the earnings for
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themselves. they now donate an average of $500 a month to area homeless shelters. >> why is this something you want to do. >> because the communities gives us, we want to give back. >> each brother with his own role to play. >> i pour the fragrance into the pitcher. >> interesting. this is going to smell good. >> on top of school and sports, they produce 10 to 15 batches of candles every day. >> the wax is over 200 degrees. it really hurts when you get burned. >> have any of you burned yourself. >> yes. >> yes. >> yes. >> everybody says yes. >> three young men using their own burning passion to light up the lives of others. errol barnett, cbs news, indian head, maryland. >> quijano: terrific young role models. that is the cbs weekend news for this sunday. later on cb s, 6 "60 minutes," the new continues on cbsn az-of-at cbs news.com. i'm elaine quijano, for all of us at cbs news, thanks for
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joining live, from the cbs studios, this is kpix 5 news. >> now at 6:00, giants fans a goodbye bruce, the emotional celebration and tribute at oracle park. >> boulder battleground, rocks put in place to internment encampments, now the city is caught in the middle of a fight. a massive power outage in the east bay forces businesses to close, and shutdown a station. what went wrong. good evening, i'm juliette goodrich. >> and i'm brian giants manager bruce just coached his last game. kpix 5 says he showed up to mark the end of an era.
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today was bittersweet, a lot of fans seemed to realize they were and say goodbye to their longtime skipper, but to the team they had fallen in love with. >> reporter: the word fan is supposed to be short for fanatic. about the people arriving at oracle park this morning sounded more like philosophers. >> it is exactly the next era of giants baseball coming in. >> it is kind a part of life. and you have to embrace it, and just cheer the team on, and just celebrate the moments. >> hit deep! >> reporter: at and what moments there were. three championships in five years, in what may be the sports most inexplicable dynasty. >> it was like big, it's just like exploded out of nowhere. just-- and the giants win the world now! and it was awesome. >> report feel like the giants won the world. but now, that world is coming to an end. as familiar faces

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