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♪ indiana governor, and vice presidential candidate, mike pence left the campaign today to visit kokomo, which was slammed yesterday by tornados. at least one was an ef 3 with winds of more than 150 miles per hour. remarkably, no one was killed. j jericka duncan is in coke no. sfwlrks s >> reporter: a manager told them to run into the bathroom because a tornado was headed their way. >> he saw the funnel and then she shut the door in the bathroom and told everyone, shut the door, it's coming. >> reporter: 21 people were huddled in the bathrooms as the twister collapsed the building
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around them. >> it was devastating and also a relief to know that i came out alive in that. and really, really i shouldn't have. sfwlr >> reporter: as many as 15 tornados touched down across indiana yesterday leaving behind a trail of damaged cars, broken windows and entire neighborhood in shreds. >> neighbors found my dog. she's alive. that's all you can ask for. >> reporter: this is all that's left of 54-year-old becki sweeney's home where she's lived the past 16 years. >> it is overwhelming but you got to do what you got to do. you can't just lay down and die. god let you live through it for a reason. >> reporter: hannah harris told me she had a guardian angel inside that starbucks with her, her father who died a year ago and she gained another one. yesterday she said that store
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manager, his name is angel. >> jericka duncan in kokomo. today the makers of the epipen responded to the out cry of the soaring price of allergy treatment. it said it will provide more financial assistancepatients. >> look, no one's more frustrated than me. >> reporter: mylan ceo arguing a broken health care seystem is te reason. >> our health care system is in a crisis. it's no different than the mortgage financial crisis. >> reporter: a webcast transcript shows in may 2016, she said "i think you'll see opportunities for us to have that price per pen increase." when she bought it the it price was $99 for a two pack.
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and in 2016, increased to $606. the fda rejected a generic and the main competitor was pulled from the market. today celebrity endorser, sarah jessica parker ended her relationship with the company saying "i'm left disappointed, saddened and concerned by mylan's actions." >> seems like a lot of talk, not that much action. sfwlr >> reporter: is it normal? >> there are very few products that go up 30% a year. >> reporter: so this to them was a great drug? >> their single biggest drug is their single biggest profit driver. >> reporter: since 2007, her salary increased from 2.5 million to 18.5 million last
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year. the cost of epinephrine in each injecter is about $3. today ohio released a troubling report on drug related deaths. more than 3,000 people died in the state last year from accidental over doses. more than a 1/3 involve fentanyl, a powerful opioid often mixed with heroin. and an even more dangerous drug is now hitting the streets in hoy hi. how long have you been sober? >> almost a month, this time. >> reporter: long time addict, adam mckuchen took what he thought was heroin and almost died. addicts often don't know what's mixed into the heroin they get from dealers but he believes the most recent dose contained carfentanil. it's so deadly it's not even
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prescribed to humans. it's 100 times more potent than the similar drug prescribed for humans, fentanyl. but carfentanil abuse is spreading. and at least 30 have died in the akron area since the july 4th weekend. dr. nick jouriles is with akron general hospital. the treatment drug narcan can be used to save those over doesh if they get enough? >> it starts at five times the amount. >> reporter: start at? >> starts at. >> reporter: keith martin heads the local office of the d.e.a. >> just this morning we were able to go on the internet and get a quote for 400 grams of
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carfentanil. and that was $400. >> reporter: $400 for an amount that would -- >> it would kill 10s of thousands of people. >> reporter: he's been sober his since over dose. what do you want to tell addicts? >> it's going to kill you. >> reporter: first responders are being told to wear protective gear and not to test it out in the field. they say any accidental exposure could prove deadly. coming up next, nones go to the beach in their habits. so, why is france banned the burkini? and later, a hollywood star is target by computer hackers.
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a french court is expected to rule tomorrow on the burkini the full body bathing suit worn by some muslim weomewomen, callt a religious display not compatible with french values. >> reporter: the place to see and be seen, the french riviera, but not for tourist, imal. she took pictures from the promenade instead of on the beach. she was afraid of being caught by police.
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"i can't go to the beach with my childr children. i'm by the sea but can't go in it." nice banned the burkini after last month's terror attack by an isis-inspired militant. police can find any woman wearing a burkini or force them to disrobe which is what happened earlier this week when they ordered her to remove her tunic. deputy mayor says wearing a burkini is a provocation. how is banning the burkini going to make nice more secure and safe? >> the feeling of the people is very important. if you see like that, islamist or something looking like islamist, on the beach, everywhere, you don't feel safe. and so we have rules. >> reporter: he claims the ban has overwhelming support but many beach goers cannot understand what the fuss is all
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about. would you feel scared if someone sat next to you wearing a burkini? >> no. >> reporter: her muslim friend who chooses not to cover up says she still feels targeted by the ban. "i think people should be free to do what they want" she said "i don't see why it should bother anyone." it's sparked huge copt ntrovers which is probably why the police, when we were watching and these women arrived, did nothing. they said as a religious symbol has no place in this religiously secular country. up next, hackers take aim at a movie star. loves omega-3s. but there's a difference between the omega-3s in fish oil
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these riences all the time, especially if you take a political stance, if you are a feminist. >> reporter: for months now she has been inundated by online attacks by a hero of the white nationalist movement, alt-right and writer for breitbart news. he disproved of the all-female cast in the "ghostbusters" remake. his offensive tweets whipped up many of his 300,000 followers into a frenzy and as a result was banned from twitter. >> hate speech and freedom of speech, two different things. >> reporter: after this latest attack, celebrities like katy perry rushed to jones' defense. neither jones or ian opilous responded but he said he was
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♪ we end tonight with a priceless feature and treasure. you can help yourself to it. take as much as you like and anytime that you want. it's our national park system and the agency that runs it celebrated a milestone today. >> reporter: in 1872, thomas moran's spectacular paintings of a fantasy-like yellowstone helped lead to the creation of the nation's first national
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park. but it wasn't until 1916, 100 years ago today, that the national park service was created to protect the natural wonders from development. today it oversees 413 sites including 59 major national parks, covering 84 million acres, from great smokey mountains -- the most visited -- to the grand canyon, the everglades, and the newest addition, katahdin woods and waters national monument in maine designated by president obama. >> if you're a science person, you can go to edison and be in his lab, as if he had never left. if you're a rock climber, you can hang upside down on yosemite national park on 4,000-foot cliffs. if you're a history buff, you can walk through the steps of
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jackson and lee in the civil war. >> reporter: decades ago, some politicians wanted to turn this old towpath and canal in maryland into a highway. but nature lovers prevailed. today it's the c&o canal national historic park. it runs 185 miles, all the way from west virginia to washington, d.c. and it gets almost five million visitors a year, including the determan family, whose frequent visits have made nine-year-old astrid wild about wildlife. >> we love to see the animals, the turtles, the salamanders, the egrets. we really love nature. >> reporter: but keeping the parks in pristine condition is a struggle. there is a $12 billion maintenance backlog. congress did increase the budget this year, and entrance fees from about 300 million visitors a year do help. but this weekend, there will be no charge for admission, giving all americans a chance to experience a national treasure for free. chip reid, cbs news, washington. that's the overnight news for this friday. and for some of you the news continues. for others, check back with us a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new
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york city, i'm james brown. ♪ this is the cbs overnight news. welcome to the overnight news. strong aftershocks continue to rumble through central italy and the death toll continues to rise in the wake of wednesday's massive earth quake. at least 250 bodies have been pulled out of the rubble. and the devastated town of accumoli where hope of finding more survives is fading. sfwlr >> reporter: they're popular vacation destination and that means the death toll is higher too. today in the town of accumoli,
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we join those who returned home to salvage what they could. this woman said she was sad and with so many aftershocks, scared too. those with no homes or couldn't return to them, camped out. the work of an entire life, this volunteer said. overnight the search for survivors continued, though hopes dimmed as more bodies were recovered from the rubble. rescue workers tried to presuscitate a newborn but were unsuccessful. these are the moments that keep these rescue workers going. this elderly woman was saved from under debris. from above the random nature of the quake was clear. some towns were flattened while others were spared. the ancient architecture in places like amatrice draw tourists. you can see the clock tower but
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they were reduced to rubble in seconds. the clock tower stands alone. tourists replaced by rescue workers. many of these villages have become ghost towns. aftershocks continue to rattle this region. so, even where homes are still standing, many are deemed too unsafe to return to. >> closer to home. massive clean up effort in parts of ohio and indiana where a trail of tornados touched down. luckily no deaths or serious injuries have been reported. indiana governor mike pence left the campaign trail to go to the hard hit town of kokomo. >> reporter: you can see this tornado practically flattened this starbucks. it was an ef 3, so maximum winds of up to 165 miles per hour.
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so, you can imagine the tear they felt when they realized the tornado was headed their way. a violent outbreak of tornados tore through the midwest, injuring more than a dozen people and leaving a widespread path of destruction. >> i just heard thunder and rain and didn't know what was going on. i looked down and went, oh, my. >> reporter: a massive twister barrelled through the city of koko kokomo, indiana. frightened customers watched as the powerful winds levelled a starbucks. no one inside was seriously hurt. >> all the sudden i heard a loud bang and i looked at my ceiling and it had actually caved in. >> reporter: witnesses say it took seconds to rip apart this apartment complex. kathleen marsh took cover in her bathroom. >> it blew my window out and
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that was it, i ran down stairs, i was just so scared. >> reporter: hundreds of people forced out of their homes in howard county and more than 35,000 reported without power across the state. >> we'll be here as long as we need to be. >> reporter: stepping away from the campaign trail, indiana governor, and republican vice presidential nominee, mike pence, said it's remarkable no one was seriously hurt. >> hoosiers are breathing a sigh of relief after a day of really tough weather. and there are a lot of hurting families. i urge every hoosher to remember these communities in their prayers. a group of scientist its and fisherman called osearch say they found the first birthing site for great white sharks in the mid-atlantic. >> reporter: research says after 26 expeditions, this is the most significant discovery they've
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made. it includes the famed islands off montak long island. on this trip, they seem to be everywhere. >> it's a baby white. >> reporter: as soon as a shark is steered on to a hydraulic lift, researchers and volunteers rush in. the particular goal of this trip is not routine. >> it's kind of like step two in the science, right? >> chris fisher is the expedition leader. >> you were there in 2012 and 2013. the real question was where are the great whites giving birth because that's where they're most vulnerable. >> reporter: for many it can lead to better protection policies and far more scientific knowledge. why is this work in this spot so important for you? >> because this is a really unique population of animals. it's a life stage that really
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hasn't been studied very much. >> reporter: harley newton is a veterinary pathologist for the wildlife conservation. >> this is an incredibly rare opportunity. this is my first time seeing a great white shark ever. >> reporter: and you've been studying them for how long? >> 16 years. and the first one was so exciting and actually all of them have been exciting. >> reporter: among the upother work, muscle biopsy and the all important tags are being applied. the goal is to have the shark on and off the lift inside of 15 minutes. >> we found it. definitely the nursy, likely the birthing site. likely the most significant discovery we've ever made on the ocean. >> reporter: and they'll see if they're offspring of the great whites captured on cape code.
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>> reporter: you get one on a female and 18 months later, she should lead you to the holy grail, the birthing site. >> reporter: in 2012, cbs was there when a 2000 pound female named genie was tagged. >> if we thought we were hurting the animals, we wouldn't do what we were doing. we don't learn if we don't let them go in good shape. the fact of the matter is we need get tracking devices so we can help them all thrive. >> reporter: they have tagged and released nine, including a female aptly named gratitude. >> she's gone but now everybody can follow her. >> reporter: the gps locaters are activated when the dorsal fin breaks the surface. five of them including gratitude are now transmitting their
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locations off the coast of long island. gratitude pinged in for the first time last night.
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♪ u.s. women's soccer team came home from the rio olympics without a medal and now the world cup champions will be looking for a new goal keeper as well. they suspended hope solo for six months and canceled her contract. >> hope solo is one of the most decorated american women players in history. since she burst on to the scene in 2005, but this latest hiccup might be a sign that the team is moving on. after the american women were shockingly bounced out of the rio olympics, u.s. goal keeper, hope solo took her own shot at the sweetish team, telling reporters after the game, we played a bunch of cowards.
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the best team did not win today. >> hope solo needs to grow up. >> it's ridiculous and classless. >> what concerns me is not just that hope solo said this, but the reaction of her teammates. >> reporter: solo's long-time teammate, meagan rupinot also expressed her own disappointment. >> that's not our team. that's not what this team will be in the future. >> reporter: and the u.s. soccer federation agreed, suspending her for six months. >> reporter: despite solo's on the field success, her checkered, off the field record is less than sterling. in 2014, solo was arrested on assault charges for allegedly attacking two family members. and in 2015 she was suspended
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for 30 days after her husband was arrested on drunk driving charges while they were both in a team van. >> i don't think you can over look her off the field issues. she was basically fired. she met with the coach. she pretty much knew the writing was on the wall. >> reporter: the u.s. women's players association says it believes the discipline is excessive and in violation of her first amendment rights and question whether this action would be taken against a male player. we received a copy of the termination letter which says she'll get three months severance pay. uber has already revolutionized how people get place to place, now they've purchased a company making ought onmous big rigs. >> reporter: while driving a big rig is a big job and even a rig
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as big as this one is now learning to drive itself. the sillicon valley start up called otto, has just been bought by uber with a goal of putting self-driving trucks on the nation's highways in as little as two years. we were invited along for an exclusive test drive. at 55 miles per hour with no one behind the wheel, otto has tested it's technology on closed roads. for test runs like the one we took on a busy freeway, a safety driver sits behind the wheel just in case. your hands are close to the wheel but not on the wheel. i'm not really scared at all. >> reporter: this is the co founder of otto. your goal is to make any truck a self-driving truck? >> correct.
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we want to make every truck a self-driving truck, so let's equip those trucks today with kits that are basically upgrading them to be self drivable. >> reporter: the announcement last week that uber is buying otto for an estimated $68 million to further its own push into self-driving vehicles. >> the key is to accelerate the future. and brings the best minds on otto team and uber team and allow us to get to the future sooner than later. >> reporter: that future is arriving in cleveland. for now, they will have a safety driver, but more than a million uber drivers around the world, may be seeing a future where they are no longer needed. what would you say to professional drivers now who see
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uber, may see otto as a big threat? >> it's a gradual -- it will take many years and at the end of the transition, we'll see the economy shift to a slightly different model. >> you can't get away the fact that this is a way for them to cutback on the amount of humans they would employ. >> reporter: uber's competitor, lyft is teaming with general motors for a self-driving fleet. ford and other major car companies are also pursuing the technology. >> i think it will be similar to smart phone technology of the last 10 years. meaning it's going to show up quickly and change things dramatically in a relatively short amount of time. >> reporter: truck drivers will be needed for everything off the highway. so, there will be still be job
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security. the trucks are designed to operate on highway said in self-driving mode only. so, truckers will still be needed for everything off the highway. >> cbs "overnight news" will be right back.
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♪ music extraordinary starts here. new k-y intense. a stimulating gel that takes her pleasure to new heights. k-y intense. ♪ and this week marks the 100th anniversary of the national park service. there are 59 in all and each created by congress. the first yellowstone, sign under to law in 1872 by ulysses s. grant. and home to the largest mammal, the bison. >> reporter: few places make you feel in this world like
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yellowstone. its timelessness spreads to the horizon. here is where the bear and the antelope play, but the bison dominate. you're looking at what may be the last free ranging, pure bred herd of wild bison in north america. >> it's probably as close as you can get to what this part of the country looks like in the early 1700s and 1800s and it's a treasure. >> reporter: dan wank is the superintendent at yellowstone national park. 2.2 million acres, almost as big as rhode island and delaware combined. but little about scale impresses america's largest land animal. a mature bison bull stands 6 feet tall and can weigh more than a ton. >>s there arer not many full backs that would like to
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aproetch thapr approach that line. >> reporter: so imposing and yet they almost disappeared. >> in yellowstone national park there were 25 animals. it is the greatest conservation story. >> reporter: in the 1800s, as many as 60 million bison were hunted nearly into extinction. they were targets in the ugly side of how the west was 1 arer. the american bison, the symbol of the great plains, once roamed from nevada to mississippi but in the 1800s, pioneers pushed west. bison were in the way. 10s of millions were killed by cattle ranches, homesteaders and u.s. troops. sport hunters shot them from moving trains. and as they disappeared, so did the native american tribes who, for centuries, had relied on
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bison for food, clothing, shelter and tools. >> we don't call them bison. we call them buffalo. >> reporter: because? >> we think of bison as a white man's term. >> reporter: he belongs to the blackfeet tribe and representing 60 tribes who believe bison also have great spiritual significance. >> buffalo were everything to tribes. we survived on them. they took care of us. >> reporter: what was the great buffalo slaughter really all about to you? >> if you got rid of the buffalo, then consequently, you would get rid of the indians. congress sent soldiers to yellowstone to protect the final survivors from poachers. conservationists including teddy roosevelt intervened to protect the population. roughly 5,000 bison live at yellowstone today.
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>> reporter: this comeback story, how improbable was it? >> it was the first effort to restore what could have been an endangered species. you can't see this kind of abundance anywhere else. >> reporter: most america's roughly half million bison are managed as domestic livestock. many have cross bred with cattle. not yellowstone's herd. >> they probably represent one of the only populations that truly have all of the ecological and evolutionary drivers that shape the species. this is as good as it gets. >> reporter: and this is also their calving season, which brings us to the current bison challenge and controversy. when they migrate outside the park, neighboring ranchers have killed them, worried they'll spread a disease harmful to pregnant cattle.
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inside the park has grazing limits. under a federal state agreement, every year the herd has to be reduced by about 10%. several hundred get sent for processing to tribes who distribute the hides and meat. when you see these guys, make you feel good? >> it does. >> reporter: but the current approach seems to satisfy no one, including irvin carlson who also belongs to the buffalo management coalition. he says they should live free inside and outside the park or be returned to what he called "indian country." >> they belong to the land, they're part of the land. >> reporter: they're also part of yellowstone's future. >> we can get more bison on the landscape, diminish to eliminate the fear of the spread of the disease and we can honor the cultural significance of bison for theinate native american
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community. >> reporter: think of it as
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scientists claim they discovered an earth-like planet only one solar system away. here's an image of what it may look like. this is the closest habitable world. it would take our fastest spacecraft about 70,000 years to get there. >> reporter: in the quest to find life on other planets, astronomers say there are two deal breakers. there has to be the star that acts like the sun and this. they believe it has both. it turns out the next star over has a planet that look as lot like ours. at a mere 4.2 light years away,
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proxima b is sith right on our doorstep. >> astronomers have hit the jackpot. this is a dream come true. imagine the holy grail of astronomy is to find the closest exo planet to the earth. a dopple ganger in outer space and now we have it. >> reporter: what we have is a planet a bit more massive on earth and a year is only about 11 days. that's because it's a lot closer to its sun but that star is a red dwarf, a lot cooler, which means surface temperatures likely to fall between freezing and boiling. smack dab in the middle of what scientists call the goldy locks zone. ast rophysicist jordy nelson was on the team that discovered it. >> i think you might call it an ocean world or water plan.
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>> reporter: like ours? >> yes, perhaps more so. >> reporter: it would take our faste fastest space shift 10s of thousands of years to get there. but it significantly upped the odds of life forms. >> you really begin to wonder are they out there? and if so, why haven't they landed on the white house lawn? it makes you wonder. >> reporter: now difficulties aside, the race is on to reach that star system, the likes of mark zuckerberg and proofeser stephen hawkings are building a space ship that might do it in 20 years but the problem is it's the size of this quarter. >> from the broadcast center in new york city.
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captioning funded by cbs it's friday, august 26th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." he is taking hate groups mainstream. >> the war of word heats up between donald trump and hillary clinton. clinton trump as a racist while trump doubles down on his claim that clinton is a bigot. >> her policies are bigoted because she knows they will not work. two days after a devastating earthquake, search teams are still looking for signs of life in italy. this morning, the nun who became a symbol of survival, opens up


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