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all: cbs cares! today, more establishment republicans got on the trump train. including a former speaker of the house who speaks in colorful language. julianna goldman is on the campaign. >> reporter: at stanford university forum last night former house speaker john boehner didn't mince words about senator ted cruz. >> he is lucifer in the flesh. i get along with almost everybody, but i have never worked with a more miserable son of a [ bleep ]. >> in indiana ahead of the primary, cruz brushed off the insult. >> i never worked with john boehner.
truth is i don't know the man. >> reporter: he said the former speaker was channelling donald trump. >> the bible says beware of false prophets. >> reporter: since leaving congress, boehner openly proclaimed disdane for cruz blaming him for obstructionism and government shutdown in 2013. it its what he revealed abut his relationship with trump that may be the most significant. the two are texting buddies. they have played golf together over the years. and boehner said he would vote for the billionaire businessman if he is the party's nominee. >> so i have millions of more votes. hundred of more delegates. >> states with a choice between trump and cruz, boehner's comments are a sign that establishment republicans are accepting what may be the inevitable. trump already has 39% of the delegates he need to secure the nomination. trump picked up two more endorsements from congressional republican tuesday, scott, boehner saved kindest word for bernie sanders. he may have said he disagrees with him on all issues but called him a nice guy and the most honest politician in the race. >> julianna goldman. thank you. boone county, indiana, hit by a tornado that knocked down
trees and damaged buildings. nobody hurt though. there were floods in biloxi, mississippi where there was no salvaging this scrap yard until the water receded. in gulfport more than 20 people had to be rescued. >> oil closed at $46 a barrel. that its 20% lower than a year ago. oversupply has producers like alaska over a barrel. ben tracy reports the nation's tallest state is in a $4 billion hole. >> reporter: alaska is known for peaks that reach for the sky. but right now the state has a mountain-sized hole to fill. >> we need to fix alaska and do it now. bill walker is alaska's governor. if you closed every public school and jail in the state would it fill the hole? >> no. >> reporter: if you laid off every state employee would it fill the hole? >> no.
>> reporter: the problem is oil. the price per barrel has fall in off a cliff from high of $107 in 2014 to low as $26 earlier this year. oil and gas revenue fund up to 90% of state spending. the money pays for every bridge, road and school. >> we had this roller coaster of an economy because we hooked our horses to one commodity, oil, and we rode it up and down. >> reporter: is this the day of reckoning? >> it is. >> reporter: walker wants state lawmakers to impose alaska's first income tax in 35 years. and cut the annual check each resident gets for their share of oil revenue. oil companies would pay more too. >> taxes go up. credits go down. less production. >> cara represents alaska's oil and gas companies and says they will be forced to further cut production and jobs. last year there were 19 working oil rigs in alaska to.
day there are 10. >> when we fail, the state fails, right along with us. to continue to ask more from us at a time when we are losing mun -- money will have economic impact. >> i apply to four jobs a day. rodney cantu was laid off when shell abandoned plans to drill off the north coast. >> families are concerned. what are they going to do? make next month's rent or mortgage? >> reporter: do you believe alaska cans are ready to pay an income tax? >> no, sir. there will be grumpy people. >> reporter: the governor knows his plan is not popular. >> are you willing to be a one term governor to get what you want? >> if that's the price i pay, i'm more than happy to pay it. >> that could be the crude reality of alaska's oil bust. ben tracey, cbs news. >> coming up. teenagers take selfies to a dangerous level. americans line up for medical charity despite obama care. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. same detergent. but only jill ends up with wet, spotty glasses. kate adds finish jet-dry with five power actions that dry dishes and prevent spots and film,
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a lawsuit claims the mobile app snapchat was responsible for a high-speed crash. snapchat is instant messaging with pictures. most people use it for fun. but jericka duncan reports a few are snap bragging about dangerous stunts and violent crimes. >> reporter: 16-year-old, amy joyner of delaware died after being beaten in her high school bathroom. a student allegedly recorded the attack with a cell phone and shared it on social media. senior suleida zayas attended a memorial for joyner. >> social media plays a big part in a lot of what is going on nowadays, you know. >> it is cool to record a fight. cool to be on social media because of a fight. i think that's where a lot of us mess up. >> reporter: in ohio last week this 18-year-old allegedly live streamed the rape of a 17-year-old girl on the app pair periscope, and faces up to 40 years in prison for charges including
the illegal filming of a minor. in march, near tacoma, three teenagers charged with raping a 15-year-old girl and posting it on snapchat, an app with 100 million daily users. this is how snapchat works. take video or pictures. before i send a video i can choose from a number of filters. this one will show you just how fast i am going. last year, 18-year-old crystal mcgee from atlanta allegedly used this speed filter to take a selfie. and show her friends she was driving 107 miles per hour. moments later, she crashed into ate driver who was seriously injured. mcgee survived but continued to post pictures of herself, while on a stretcher with the caption, lucky to be alive. >> i have heard teenagers say that things don't feel real until you see them on social media. lisa damour, a child psychologist. >> reporter: you are talking situations where people are seriously injured. in some cases death. >> it is so tough with
teenagers, because their better judgment can be overridden by their wish to be connected to their friends. >> reporter: in a statement, snapchat said we actively discourage our community from using the speed filter while driving. the company says a do not snap and drive warning appears in the app but scott that was not the case when we used the app as the passengers. >> jericka, thank you very much. coming up, an offer of charity is overwhelmed.
charity called your best pathway to health offered free medical care to all comers in los angeles. look at the reaction with carter evans. >> reporter: they lined up by the thousand for a chance to see a doctor, dentist or optometrist, all medical volunteers. offering their services for free. mandie negrette put off getting glasses for years. even though she has health insurance, it only pays for an exam, not corrective lenses. >> what am i supposed to do with
the prescription, it is no good without the glasses. >> reporter: here she paid nothing. >> jesse has been putting off surgery to remove a benign growth on her shoulder for five years. >> you are going to feel the injection. >> reporter: dr. chris lewis, removed it in 20 minutes. on a make shift operating room on the floor of the convention center. she says her state program comes with co-pays. >> hundreds or thousand? >> thousand. yeah, thousands. >> i expected to see homeless people and people with no insurance at all. to find out the majority had insurance but couldn't afford their co-payment or deductible was surprising. >> mandie negrette isn't surprised at all. she had more failures than successes with her insurance. facing $18,000 in unexpected medical bills from the birth of her son who she thought was covered. >> reporter: how does that make you feel going to the hospital
next team you need medical care? >> i don't want to go to the hospital. i am apprehensive about going anywhere unless a dire emergency. >> reporter: the dentist and hygienists, are 4,300 volunteers make the clinic possible. 2 1/2 days and expect to treat 10,000 patients and give away $30 million in medical services. but scott, just a temporary solution to a much bigger problem. >> most generous country on earth, carter evans. thank you so much. up next, unwanted immigrants transform a town for the better.
>> they fled poverty and violence in east africa and resettled in a land, lewiston, maine, many thought they knew what they thought of the refugees and then they met them. here is don dahler. >> reporter: lunchtime at lewiston high school. the hallways fill with a boisterous diverse crowd of students. >> see the spindle fibers there. >> reporter: what is remarkable this school used to be almost entirely white. now nearly 25% of the kids are east african refugees. how is that working out? >> it is working out really good in our schools. >> the principal shawne chabot. >> you see kids interacting. all one big school. >> reporter: wasn't always so idyllic.
when the refugees began arriving 15 years ago many long time residents were resentful. lewiston's economy was tanking. businesses were closing. jobs were scarce. the newcomers were seen as welfare freeloaders. >> they say why you come here, go back where you come from. >> store owner, shukir abasheikh fled. attitudes changed when people saw how hard the immigrants were willing to work. >> when we come here just we need education and peace and work. >> reporter: in fact the public assistance spending remand unchanged since 1990. but what has changed is lewiston itself. the town of 36,000 is now home to about 6,000 refugees. who have revived downtown. >> i believe we're better off having a community where it is acceptance that people trust one another. some people just need to be educated and ask questions.
just get to know you. >> just to got to know us. >> this high school senior's family moved here when he was 9. last year the lewiston high soccer team which shareef captained won the state championship. the first in school history. how many players on the team are somalis? >> we have about 26 players on the varsity team. and i want to say, roughly about 21 of them were, were -- nonnative americans. >> reporter: 4,500 people turned out for the championship game. to cheer on their school, their community, their kids. [ cheers and applause ] don dahler, cbs news, lewiston, maine. that's the "cbs overnight news" for this friday morning. for some of you the news continues. for others, check back with us a little bit later for the morning news and of course, "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley.
welcome to the "cbs overnight news." i'm jericka duncan. ted cruz and carly fiorina hit the trail since announcing their presidential ticket. in a rare move, cruz made his vice presidential pick wednesday much earlier than candidates have done in the past. being described as a hail mary pass to stop front-runner donald trump from clinching the nomination. here's chip reid. >> the next vice president of the united states, carly
fiorina! >> ted cruz made his big announcement in indiana, home to a primary that may be his last chance to stop donald trump. >> some might ask why now? >> reporter: cruz's hasty vp pick comes earlier than any in recent history. some compared it to the move by ronald reagan in 1976 when he named the vp choice, a few weeks before a convention fight against gerald ford. the move backfired and ford won the nomination. >> it is unusual to make the announcement as early as we are doing so now. >> reporter: the timing wasn't the only unusual part of wednesday's event. awe. ♪ i know two girls that i just adore ♪ ♪ i'm so happy i see them more ♪ because we travel on the bus all day we get to play we get to play ♪ >> fiorina used part of her speech to serenade cruz's two young daughters and later
denounced trump as a fraud. >> donald trump, i don't care if you put an r on your jersey. >> trump tweeted out this interview from january showing fiorina criticizing cruz. >> ted cruz is just like any other politician. and later scoffed at his rival's big news. >> a guy picking a vice presidential candidate. he has zero chance. >> reporter: in indianapolis, trump rolled out an announcement of his own. >> normally they come out. introduce trump. here i am coming out. i am going to introduce bobby knight, okay. >> bobby! bobby! >> an endorsement from indiana university basketball legend, bobby knight. known for his hot tempered courtside antics. >> look at here. look at here. bobby knight threw his chair. >> and iconic red swelter. knight defended trump's combative campaign style. >> they talk abut, he isn't presidential. i don't know what the hell that means. >> it was perhaps no coincidence that cruz picked fiorina on the afternoon of donald trump's big foreign policy speech and may have taken a page from john mccain's playbook.
in 2008, mccain stole some thunder from president obama's acceptance speech, announcing sarah palin his runningmate the next day. >> on the democratic side. senator bernie sanders appears to be coming to terms with the likelihood that hillary clinton will win the party nomination. the sanders' campaign announced it is laying off nearly half of its staffers. nancy cordes shows us how that affects the race. >> sanders insists he is not taking his foot off the gas. it is also an acknowledgement of how slim the chances are they will need much staff at all come summer. >> we are going to win here in indiana, next tuesday. >> bernie! bernie! >> on the stump wednesday, sanders tried to strike a balance between optimism and realism. >> i am very good in arithmetic. and i can count delegates and we
are behind today. but you know what unusual things happen in politics. >> reporter: as he spoke his campaign was being whittled down, from 500 staffers to 300. sanders' campaign manager, jeff weaver told cbs news. this is not a new thing. when we were operating in so many more states we had twice the staff we have now. democratic strategist, steve mcman says sanders has been raising more than clinton but spending more too. almost $46 million in march compared to her $28.7 million. >> he understand he is not going to be the nominee. mathematically no way for that to happen. a way for him to stay in the race. sustain the level of support and funding he needs. do so in a way financially responsible. takes him through to the end. >> the end is california where the campaign opened another
office this week and will focus its resources. they believe a win there would send a message to the democratic establishment about the power of his progressive agenda. but it is his ongoing criticism of the like he nominee that worries party leaders. >> i want to end fracking in the country. secretary of state she supported fracking. all right. >> you don't think the criticisms hurt her? you intend them to hurt her? >> this is called a democracy. why am i running for president? what should i do? >> reporter: clinton, and the chair of the democratic party have been very careful not to suggest sanders should got of the race early. it probably wouldn't work, and, it's not the best way to win over his supporters either. >> a federal judge called the longest serving republican house speaker, a serial child molester. dennis hastert is going to prison not for admitted sex abuse but because how he tried to cover it up. here's >> reporter: dennis hastert came to court a broken man and a dark secret he at last acknowledged. the 74-year-old former speaker of the house the man once second in line to the presidency
finally admitted in a hushed courtroom he molested young boys on the wrestling team he coached decade's ago in yorkville, illinois. what i did was wrong, hastert said i regret it. judge durkin sentenced him to 15 months in prison. longer than the prosecution requested. the judge made his views clear when he called hastert, a serial child molester. nothing is more stunning than having serial child mope lester and speaker of the house in the same sentence said the judge. the u.s. attorney. >> mr. hastert's legend and legacy are gone. in its place are a broken humiliated man. that is as it should be. >> hastert was not convicted of sexual abuse though. the statute of limitations ran out on that offense a long time ago. instead he pleaded guilty to violating banking laws by repeatedly trying to hide large cash withdrawals and lying about why to the fbi he lied because he was trying to cover up his sexual abuse involving at least
four wrestlers and the team's equipment manager. all minors. he was paying one of his victims to stay quiet. in court wednesday. 53-year-old. victims tearfully testified he struggled with the trauma of the abuse for years. it was my darkest secret. i was devastated. >> there is no joy in this. there are no winners in any of this. >> reporter: through all of it, hastert sat staring into the distance. prison looms on the horizon. dean reynolds, chicago. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
they're called gold star parents. mothers and fathers whose children went to war and never made it back home. once a year some of these families find solace with the only people who can truly understand their unimaginable grief. scott pelley filed this report for "60 minutes." ♪ ♪ in downtown san francisco, stands an unusual war memorial. looking as it did in the 1920s when it was a hotel and theater. ♪ ♪ after world war two, marines wanted a living memorial.
so they transformed this into a club. that today honors all vets. i look at this building, it is like ship that sails every february. that once we are inside here we are safe. we can be ourselves. we don't have to explain to anybody. it is sort of a subliminal language we all understand. >> mary shay learned the language of loss when her son was killed. it is a language that cannot be translated and so she and her husband bill felt they could no longer be understood you are kind of cast adrift, floating nowhere, you don't know where to go or what to do. and there they were understanding better than we understood the support that we needed. >> reporter: the gathering the shays attend every year is organized by women who call themselves the blue star moms of the east bay area. blue stars with sons and daughter whose served overseas. about 200 of california's gold stars attend this honor and remembrance event.
which begins with a reception. the next morning, each of the fallen receives a prayer. >> a grateful nation acknowledges your sacrifice and praise for your peace. later gold star parents and counselors need conversation for smaller groups like single parents and siblings. it is all invitation only, no press. the only pictures we have are from the marines memorial association. part of the hotel has become a memorial wall where every lost loved one since 9/11 is remembered. 6,846 stories. tim shay was 22. he fought two tours in afghanistan and was in iraq on his third tour there when his vehicle hit a bomb in august of
2005. >> the night, thursday night, about 9:30. there was a knock at the door. we were sort of getting ready to go to bed. and i was in the bedroom and -- and then i heard mary's voice. bill, come here, right now. come here. come here. come here, come here. i went out there as soon as we saw them we knew what we were facing. >> reporter: saw who? >> saw the soldiers. there is a chaplain. there was a, and, two other, there was two other soldiers. who were there to tell us. >> reporter: tim grew up in northern california. dad, a lawyer. mom a teacher. how often do you come? >> well, i come most every day. and -- just have a little chat with tim. >> reportr: ten years ago at tim's funeral, mary noticed women she had never seen before. >> where did these people come from? why are they here?
why do they care? >> reporter: the strangers were blue star moms including nancy tautman. >> reporter: how many of these funerals have you been to? >> 42 funerals. and each one is difficult. it just -- it rips your heart out to know that another family, their life, their normal is never the same. >> i can think of a couple. >> deb saunders understood their isolation. >> you can express your sympathy, but you cannot empathize with some one unless you are walking in their shoes. that's what i knew we had to do. was somehow gather these folks together that they were belter equipped in their, in their journey, to help one another. >> reporter: to gather the gold stars, deb saunders reached out to a tough old leatherneck, retired marine major general mike myatt, president and ceo of the marines memorial association. >> deb saunders, a blue star
mom, she came to me one day and said i am worried about the gold star moms. we need to provide some kind of comfort for them. >> i knew general myatt had the resources to help us do it. i knew he had the heart. that's exact plea what this took. >> reporter: heart ordered myatt to order the wall where you find the senior airman. he volunteered after his single mom discovered he was ditching class in college. >> i said, jonathan, i am going to give you two options. because you fooled mommy. you have hey choice, navy or air force. pick one. yolonda vega thought those were the safer options. >> he came over and he hugged me. walked away. as he is walking straight toward the recruiter. he just went like this. >> reporter: he never looked back. the air force gave him maturity
and purpose. he served in iraq then afghanistan and there safe on base he volunteered for an army patrol. there was a bomb. he was 24. >> i was told that he was killed instantly, thank you, god. yeah. my baby. >> reporter: yolonda barricaded herself behind close friends and family. blue star moms sought her out. and she was amazed. being a blue star mother coming over to a gold star mother and hugging. we're their worst nightmare. and yet they are so willing to be part of our lives. and ensuring our well being. i couldn't have done it without
them. >> reporter: your eyes light up when you talk about them. i am trying to understand what it was that you found so uplifting redeeming about that experience? >> i knew that my son would always be remembered. that's one of the biggest fears, gold star families have, that our children will be forgotten. that's not going to happen. >> reporter: the children, as parents will always call them are celebrated at tribute tables. their child lives again in every new introduction. >> when tim was a senior. >> reporter: we asked a few families to assemble for us their table top biographies. >> reporter: this is a picture when sunny was little? >> yeah. >> meet alicia good, daughter of claire and paul. a senior airman, armed with what had to be the biggest smile in the air force.
as you are with more than 100 other tables at the event. people come by, what does diet for you? >> it gives us a sense that she didn't lose her life for nothing. >> reporter: in 2006, alicia good was on counterterrorism duty near the horn of africa when her helicopter collided with another. >> to watch the full story, go to cbsnews.com and click on "60 minutes." we will be right back. narrator: breakfast. dishes. dinner. dishes. marriage. dishes. divorce. dishes. sleeping. (snoring) (sputtering) dishes. not sleeping. dishes. life. dishes. death. dishes. existence. dishes. dishes, dishes, dishes...
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the federal government estimates 30% to 40% of the nation's food supply goes to waste every year. that's even more striking bhen you kid this -- in 2014, nearly one in seven americans lived in households that at some point were not sure where their next meal would come from. john blackstone shows us how starbuck's is working to get unsold food to people who need it. >> we have certain items we keep for one day. from open to close. >> during the four years he worked at starbuck's, jordan gellison cringed watching unsold sandwiches, and food boxes go into the garbage every evening. off awe we are affected at a human level when we see something perfectly good that could feed needy families going
to waste. >> reporter: he wasn't alone. after many starbuck's employees voiced concern, the company decided to take action. >> they used their voice they said we see an opportunity. you need to help solve this. >> reporter: solving it became jane malley's job. many starbuck's stores were donating pastries which can be bagged and dropped off at nearby charities. creating a program to include perishable items, gathered from thousand of stores nationwide was a challenge. a lot more complicated than putting this in a box and taking it to a food bank. >> yes, you introduce something very complex when you start introducing food that need to be kept refrigerated. we really had to partner with experts like feeding america who are, who are really experts in moving food in a safe way. >> reporter: feeding america is the nation's largest domestic hunger relief and food rescue organization. in 2015, its network of warehouses, food banks and food pantries saved over $2 billion pounds of edible food that may have gone to waste. >> a lot of food here.
>> the ceo of feeding america san diego. >> what was it like when the folks from starbuck's came to you and said we have got an idea. >> our first answer was really? really you are going to try to take this on. it takes so much planning. all the routes. making sure the temperature is right. making sure the food is nutritious and fresh. then they started talking and their commitment came through. >> reporter: after a year of research and food safety testing, starbuck's rolled out a food donation pilot program in arizona and here in california. >> in san diego, jordan gellison manages one of 30 starbuck's locations now donating all their perishable foods every day. >> for us it is real simple. we take that food. put it in a bag. zip tie it up. put a date on it. put in the fridge. >> later that evening, a driver with feeding america stops at each participating stores.
checks that the food has been kept at the correct temperature and loads into crates and refrigerated truck. within hours the food is delivered to food banks and agencies like san diego rescue mission. there the yogurt parfait may go into lunch bags for children or be served along with starbuck's breakfast sandwiches on the food line. >> it is something that they couldn't afford and we are able to provide it. through programs like this, with starbuck ear. making a real difference in their lives. >> starbuck's plans to donate 5 million meals to individuals and families in need this year and helps to extend the program to all of its 7,600 company operated stores in the u.s. over the next 12 months. >> should be bigger than starbuck's. should be other companies that use our blueprint and are able to donate the food they might not be donating to day. >> if other companies emulate this, think of the exponential impact it will make around the country. if we could move the needle just a little bit. we're going to make a real difference in fighting hunger. >> john blackstone, san diego.
finally this morning, a dog treat company in new york is putting their money where their mouth is. susan spencer explains in a story for "sunday morning." >> can i have a smore? >> here are ordinary folks at work having an ordinary lunch. hardly. yes, those are dog biscuits. >> my current favorite. >> reporter: i am watching this and thinking these people are eating dog biscuits. acting look this is a natural, normal thing to do. >> it is in this office. >> reporter: the office is bocce's bakery, where employees are expected to test the product themselves before fido gets his little paws on it. you have a team of people who taste this stuff? >> yeah. >> do we thing it s strange we are tasting dog treats? >> probably. a little bit.
for us it is not really dog food. we know where it comes from. >> originally it came from andrea tova's small kitchen in new york. since 2010 she and her sister have operated on a core belief. if people deserve all natural, no preservative, gourmet treats. then so do their dogs. how do you break this to employees -- to employees this is part of what you expect? >> you would be surprised. a lot of them try them without us making them. >> reporter: the treats are nearly $10 a bag. what a menu. >> chicken cordon blue. lobster roll. truffle mac and cheese. >> don't know how to till you this. dogs eat garbage. they drink out of toilets. >> a lot of picky customers. >> reporter: maybe, but dogs operate with roughly 1,700 tastebuds. humans can have as many as 10,000. just don't try telling that to office mascots blue and bocce who must be two of the luckiest dogs in america.
bocce's bakery sells 8 million biscuits a year nationwide. no one is counting the ones eaten in the office. try this one and tell me -- what you think of it. >> mint. very minty. >> business is booming. though requirements for working here are not to everyone's taste. >> i can't believe i am going to do this. okay. i noticed you sml it first. >> yeah, smell it. >> reporter: i don't know what that is. woof.
captioning funded by cbs it's friday, april 29th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking overnight, anti-trump protesters clash with police in outside county, california. lease f-- lucifer in the flesh. >> former house speaker john boehner shares his thoughts on ted cruz. a bomb scare in baltimore when a man in a panda suit storms a tv station. he said he had a bomb strapped to his chest, but it was something much less sinister. and drama