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on its first day back from summer break, the senate did not approve new funding to fight the zika virus today. seven new infections are being reported in the miami area. now, a total of 56 transmitted by mosquitoes traced to two neighborhoods in miami and miami beach. david begnaud reports, florida is attacking mosquitoes on the ground and from the air. >> reporter: specialized turbine trucks, buzzing like lawn mowers circled miami beach at 2:00 a.m. this morning, spraying bti, natural bacteria that slowly kills mosquito larvae. over the weekend, 19 traps on miami beach showed increase in mosquitoes the to combat the rising numbers. health officials announced
aerial spraying will begin thursday morning using the controversial insecticide. the mayor of miami beach >> we had initially heard aerial spraying was not possible because of high buildings and wind pattern. what changed? >> i heard the same thing. supposedly the cdc has decided that it is appropriate. and they have made that call along with the governor. >> reporter: naled is a neurotoxin, banned in the european union. the u.s. environmental protection agency says it has been used here since 1959 without posing risks to people. but spraying is not sitting well with miami city beach commissioner mike greco. >> i'm not willing to take it lying down. >> to sue to stop it? >> if we can do it. >> greco's facebook page inundated with angry residents opposed to naled. alberto gross says he would rather take his chances with zika. >> the impact of the disease is relatively low. when, you know, the solution
could be just as bad as the problem. >> reporter: naled was sprayed last week in south carolina after four travel related zika cases were reported there. a beekeeper who didn't know spraying was planned, lost 2.5 million bees. she says killed by the toxin. >> back here in miami beach the decision to use is supported by the cdc and surgeon general of florida. scott, as a precaution, they're going to do the spraying at 5:00 in the morning before students go to school. >> david begnaud, thanks. chicago is suffering through its bloodiest summer in decade. over the weekend, 65 people were shot, 13 killed. today, the police superintendent said he is doing all he can to fight gang violence but said, it's not a police issue. it's a society issue. dean reynolds is there. >> the 65 people shot in chicago over the labor day holiday weekend included a woman, nine months pregnant. shot in the abdomen. a pastor shot in the face. an 80-year-old man shot in the head. as well as several teenagers. a weekend so bloody it surpassed earlier holiday carnage on
memorial day and the fourth of july. the victims were found on sidewalks, in driveways, on street corners, and in city parks. pat, she didn't want to give her last name, was an eyewitness. >> i just basically saw a guy drive up in a nice car. jumped out. started shooting. he took off. >> a victim was murdered as he was driving. another as he walked his dog. >> i'm frustrated. the city should be frustrated. frustrated that the people who commit these crimes just don't care who their actions affect. >> chicago police superintendent eddie johnson said there was a surge in violence from sunday to this morning because of youthful gang reprisals. most offenders between 15-24 years old. johnson said his officers need help.
>> we need the people in the community to do the right thing. as long as they stay silent. the people committing these acts feel empowered to continue doing it. >> reporter: repeat offenders continue to be a huge problem. last week, chicago police made 77 arrests, in an offensive against gang members. 57 of those arrested, had felony records. and 10, scott, were on parole. >> dean reynolds in chicago tonight for us. dean, thank you. >> well, a month after fox news chief roger ailes was forced out in a sexual harassment scandal, a lawsuit against him and the company by former anchor gretchen carlson has been settled. vinita nair. >> roger ailes denies allegations against him. fox news parent company, 21st
century fox had this to say -- >> gretchen carlson said she is grateful for the reported $20 million settlement and thanked her supporters saying, all women deserve a dignified and respectful work place in which talent, hard work and loyalty are recognized, revered and rewarded. >> i'm gretchen carlson. the lawsuit filed two months ago alleged carlson was fired because she refused sexual advances and complained about severe, pervasive sexual harassment, ailes resigned as ceo, two weeks after carlson filed the lawsuit. attorney bob fitzpatrick has been following the case and special is in work place harassment cases. >> the amount of money is a very healthy message not only to fox, to change the alleged culture that exists there, but it is also a message to other employers.
>> reporter: at the time of his resignation, ailes reportedly received $40 million payout. >> scott, it is unclear how much of the $20 million settlement will come out of his pocket versus, 21st century fox. vinita nair, thanks. a pennsylvania judge ordered comedian bill cosby to stand trial for sexual assault next june. cosby who is 79 is charged with drugging and assaulting a woman in his home in 2004. cosby insists the encounter was consensual. prosecutors say 13 women are willing to testify cosby attacked them too. but the judge has not said whether he will allow that? >> coming up. nearly three decades later. a courtroom confession solves the murder of a young boy. and later, the first americans get a look at the newly renovated capitol rotunda.
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jamie yuccas was in the courtroom. >> reporter: after ten minutes of court proceedings today the prosecutor turned and asked 53-year-old, danny heinrich did you kidnap, sexually assault and murder jacob wetterling. he responded calmly, yes, i did. jacob's parent, jerry and patty wetterling sat in front of the courtroom and listened to all the details of the final moment of their son's life on october 22nd, 1989. heinrich detailed he drove down a dead end road and noticed three young boys playing with a flashlight. he approached them and ordered them into a saint joseph minnesota ditch. he told two boys to run away. heinrich handcuffed jacob and put him in the passenger seat. jacob asked what did i do wrong? he took him to a remote location. told him to undress. then sexually assaulted him. heinrich said he saw a police car patrolling and got scared.
he pulled his revolver out of his pocket. he told the court. clicked once and the bullet didn't enter the chamber. he shot again. that's's when jacob fell to the ground >> i want to say, jacob, i am so sorry. incredibly painful to know his last days, last hours, last minutes. we love you, jacob. we will continue to fight. our hearts are hurting. for us, jacob was alive. until we found -- until we found him. we need to heal. >> local state and federal prosecutors started working together in 2015. when jared scheerl asked investigators to reopen his sexual assault case for the same year in cold spring. investigatored fund a sweatshirt that tied heinrich to the assault and searched his home and discovered child pornography.
heinrich could face 20 years in prison. the big question, scott, is why won't he face murder charges? prosecutors say, that the wetterling family as well as the citizens of the state of minnesota were so desperate for answers after 27 years, that they took the unprecedented step of offering a plea deal. so that everyone could begin to heal once jacob's remains were found. >> and he is to be charged on the child pornography case? thanks very much, jamie yuccas reporting tonight. still ahead, the hunt for vandals who destroyed one of nature's gems. the decision to ride on and save money. he decided to save money by switching his motorcycle insurance to geico. there's no shame in saving money. ride on, ride proud. geico motorcycle, great rates for great rides.
she was the founding mother of modern conservatism, phyllis schlafly died yesterday of cancer. a gop delegate for donald trump was best known for leading the fight against the equal rights amendment in the 70s. she called feminists "bitter women seeking a constitutional cure for their personal problems." phyllis schlafly was 92. >> police chase in phoenix ended in gunfire and played out on live tv. the driver in the dark suv was wanted for bank robbery. penned in by unmarked police vehicles. the officers jumped out, shots were fired, the suspect was killed. two other suspects had been arrested earlier. when a fragile rock formation on the oregon coast collapsed last week, the ocean was the leading suspect. but now video has surfaced of vandals pushing the sandstone
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start, a year ago, of the scaffolding and drapery that were used to restore the iron work install lighting and repaint the fading fresco. >> this is all original. all 150 years old. >> yes it is. >> reporter: the head of the project, steven aires, architect of the capitol. he took us up the dome for "60 minutes" before the work began. >> this is the top. >> it is the top. >> wow. >> what a beautiful view. >> the dome was built of the high tech material of the 160s. cast iron. but 150 years later, pieces were falling. and there were more than 1,300 cracks. >> it looked magnificent and beautiful from the ground. but when you got up close there is rust all over it. broken pieces. some of these are big, 40, 60, 80-pound pieces of decoration and, ornamentation.
>> the dome was covered in scaffolding and the cracks were sown together. the remainder of the scaffold to be removed by inauguration day this january. construction of the dome was interrupted during the civil war. but when the contractor decide to to finish it any way. president lincoln said when the people see the dome going on. they'll know the union is meant to go on. and that's the "cbs overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us a little later for the morning news and of course, cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley.
this is the cbs overnight news. a warm welcome to the "overnight news," i'm errol barnett. congress returned from its seven-week summer recess with a pile of legislation waiting for action. at the top of the agenda, trying to come up with a budget to keep the federal government running, after october 1. but there its also this pressing issue of zika which is spreading through florida. months ago, the president asked for $1.9 billion to fight the virus. the house approved $1.1 billion. but abortion politics stalled the legislation in senate and congress went on vacation
without taking action. officials in the sunshine state have a new tactic to battle mosquitoes, mostly to blame for spreading the disease. david begnaud reports. >> experts said it was impossible to find a mosquito that had the virus. it happened here at the gardens. they locked the facility. cleaned it. today they will reopen it. ready for people to come back in. meanwhile, there are new cases of zika or miami beach. this morning, a new round of intense ground spraying. >> early this morning, buffalo trucks were used to spray miami beach with bti, bacteria that miami officials hope will kill off zika's carrier, the mosquitoes. >> it is very benign to humans. laura mcgowan with clark, company hired by miami-dade county. >> bti attacks the larva of the mosquito getting into their gut and making it so they can't process food, thus they can't develop. >> reporter: back in august, miami-dade county began aerial spraying in wynwood, zika zone north of downtown miami. alternating between bti and neurotoxic called naled. >> can kill anything. >> a graduate research fellow at university of miami.
>> when a drop let of the insecticide touches a mosquito, kills it instantaneously. >> reporter: it is effective but also controversial. the insecticide was banned from the european union. and protested in puerto rico, one of the hardest hit zika rico one of the hardest hit zika zones in the world. officials say naled is dangerous for pregnant women and could result in babies developing behavioraler use. the cdc and epa insist naled is safe. florida governor rick scott said the cdc is recommending miami beach use helicopters to spray. >> they definitely don't want it here. miami beach commissioner michael greco says people in his community do not want that aerial spraying. >> governor has a job to do. at the same time he is not boots on the ground here in miami beach. we are. we know what the people in miami beach want. >> reporter: so the commissioner its now calling on miami-dade county to stop using naled
altogether though it has proven effective. >> overseas, it's day two of the southeast asian summit in laos. president obama canceled a planned meeting with the president of the philippines, who used foul language to insult mr. obama. at issue, a crackdown on drugs in the philippines that has the led to more than 2,400 deaths in the past two months. margaret brennan is in the capital, laos. >> there has been no direct apology from the philippine president. just an expression of regret that president obama took offense at his anti-american rant. this from a country that receives more than $100 million in u.s. aid each year. it was a shocking insult from a u.s. military ally. >> you must be respectful. >> speaking, the philippine president told reporters that he called the u.s. president a son of a bitch if questioned about his violent crackdown that killed more than 2,000 suspected drug dealers since july. when asked to respond, president obama chose his word carefully.
>> i have seen some of those colorful statements in the past. and so clearly he is a colorful guy. >> mr. obama then swiftly canceled his tuesday meeting with the president of the philippines known for these unusually crass comments. including cursing the pope, and using a homophobic slur. to describe the u.s. ambassador to the philippines. instead, president obama is dealing with another crisis here in asia. nuclear armed north korea fired off three ballistic missiles into the sea of japan a reckless move the white house said. that threatened boats and planes in the area. it rattled the nerves of u.s. ally south korea. president obama discussed how to respond to the incident with president of south korea in laos. >> we are united in condemning north korea's missile launches this week while china was hosting the g-20. >> it wasn't all tension.
president obama did blow off a little steam with some traditional laos dancing. and next, president obama will try to repair a rift with laos. a country where people are still dying from american bombs dropped during the vietnam war. >> president obama will meet with victims of those old bombs today. he said the united states has a moral obligation to help laos rid itself of dangerous vestiges of the past. he committed $90 million over three years to help get it done. adrianna diaz has more. >> reporter: try telling brahn yong, the war ended 43 years ago. in july, the 8-year-old picked what he thought was a ball. instead it exploded. >> these bombs are waiting on the land to be found by some child. >> reporter: she made it her
life's mission to get rid of the millions of unexploded bombs to gross. -- millions of unexploded bombs littering laos. >> this is a problem. get the bomb out of the ground. there wouldn't be death and injury in the future. >> reporter: during the vietnam war, the u.s. dropped $27000 bombs on neighboring laos in part to cut off north vietnamese supply routes. craters from the blasts still scarred the landscape. laos, the most heavily bombed country in the world. per capita. on average, bombs were dropped here every eight minutes, for nine years. >> she lobbied the u.s. congress and raised millions to clear the land. one acre can take more than two months to clear. it took seconds for the bombs to drop. but, yet it will take a lifetime, or two, to clear it. >> in the chaos after the war,
she and her family fled to the u.s. when she was 6. but when she learned about the legacy of the u.s. bombing campaign, she knew she had to return. >> i would hope that -- you know, little children would be able to walk to school, without having to fear that they might not return at the end of the day. >> reporter: a bomb killed her grandson in 2008. >> translator: there was so much blood, she told us. he was just 5 years old. the family is now afraid to work their land. >> there is so much work to be done. we are going to be able to finish the job if people continue to be committed. >> so that children like brahn yong can play outside without consequences. adrianna diaz, cbs news, laos. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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welcome back. the controversial hillary clinton's private e-mail server while she was secretary of state continues to dog her on the campaign trail. a top congressional republican is calling for a federal investigation into thousand of e-mails that were deleted by a denver tech firm hosting her server. deletions came after congress issued a for mall order to preserve such records. the person who performed the purge could face federal charges of obstruction of justice. clinton dismissed it all as politically motivated. >> because, you know, the fbi resolved all of this. their report answered all the questions. the findings included debunking his latest conspiracy theories. i believe i created so many jobs in the conspiracy theory machine
factory. >> cbs news elections director, anthony salvanto discussed the state of the presidential race on cbs this morning. >> 63 days and counting what do numbers tell you as we sit here today. >> clinton is leading, where it counts. see national polls bounce around. if you look state-by-state and the election is won state-by-state. story of the summer that in all the states where we thought the race might be close, we have seen her take a lead. sometimes in single digits. sometimes in double digits. what that does, makes donald trump's road a little bit harder and put some states. hear a lot about ohio, of course, florida. he has got to win those states. he has got a narrow path. he can do it. but he has got to start picking them off. >> anthony, the way you have this. likely, 341 electoral votes for hillary clinton need 270 to win. suggests a blowout. >> it does at this point. it is not over. it does. even the case now, where we have started to see, some reliably republican states.
places like georgia, places like arizona. don't vote democratic started to get close. clinton is within striking distance there. >> what is the ballot implication? >> in poll after poll. senate races. people say, that they think that their republican senate candidate is a different kind of republican from donald trump. so right now, we don't see trump being that much of a drag on a lot of the senate candidates. >> we have seen donald trump spend the last two weeks trying to clarify his immigration plan. just again, saying, some undocumented immigrants may be able to stay. where do you see his polling among hispanic voters. how does that affect some of the battleground states? >> what it has done? he is not doing well with hispanic voters. what that has done, cut him off on the map we were talking about. nevada. colorado. hurting him in florida too. >> arizona, surprised arizona has one of the highest hispanic populations in the country. >> it does. in the polling. hispanic voters are more
motivated to vote in the election than they have been in the past. that's hurting him. voting for clinton. having said that, with regard to immigration, his base, likes his policies on it. but when you look at the folks who aren't with him. they don't like his policies. >> explain what he has to do to win if he can? >> it is not in graduation. people that don't like his policies are already against him. where he does do a little bit better in fact in many cases better than hillary clinton is on the economy. i would not be surprised. probably looking at the seam numbers we are. if he starts talking about that, because he has got a little bit of an edge there, on fixing the economy. over hillary clinton which is in fact not good news for clinton. democrats lead on that metric. >> which is what his paid media strategy is. paid ads about the economy. what he is doing interviews on, immigration. >> steps on his message. >> yeah, yeah. >> they beth have high negatives too, have you ever seen anything have this on both side. both such high negatives.
>> literally, no. we have not. but that introduces uncertainty into the race, gail. you look at this big lead. but it is fragile. it's fragile because you have, a front-runner who is unpopular. you have of a front-runner who 38% of her voters say they are voting for hillary clinton. just to oppose donald trump. be an affirmative choice. nobody says who are you voting against this year? who are you voting for? >> now believe it or not, it is the golden anniversary of star trek, star ship enterprise and crew set off on the five year mission 50 years ago this week. vinita nair looks back at how it changed television and american culture. >> to boldly go where no man has gone before. >> reporter: 50 years ago this week, the "starship enterprise" flew into our living rooms for the first time. the original ran for three years. and was canceled.
the science fiction drama built a cult following on syndicated television. and by the end of the 1970s, became a full-fledged cultural phenomenon. beam us up. in large part because of the willingness to tackle moral and social issues confronting the u.s. at the time. the show's religional cast including william shatner, leonard nimoy, and george take stayed intact as star trek crossed to the silver screen. six movies featuring kirk, spock, and scotty followed. as did a number of television spinoffs. and a 21st century hollywood reboot with a cast not even born when that first episode aired in 1966.
>> magnify. >> the franchise generated untold billions of dollars in ticket sales, merchandise and memorabilia. much of it spent by star trek's loyal fan base. the most ardent became known as trekkies. >> get a life, will you, people. >> reporter: while trekkies have sometimes been derided. >> i mean, for crying out loud. it's just a tv show. >> reporter: they have been the ones to bring the vision of star trek into the realm of reality. trekkies launched a successful write-in campaign to name nasa's first space shuttle after star ship enterprise. many real life space travelers credit the show for inspiring them to chart their own course to the stars. including mae jemison, the first black woman in space. >> i thought the show was wonderful. one of the first programs that
had everybody, all kind of ethnic groups together from the united states. >> years later, jemison's story became full circle, she be cape the first astronaut to appear in a star trek tv show. >> next transport window. >> now star trek could be inspiring the next generation of innovators. a new series, star trek discovery debuts january, cbs all access. proof that 50 years later the show continues to live long and prosper. eing you. nice'n easy. we only make the most real natural looking color. so even in revealing sunlight, it doesn't look like hair color at all. it looks like, it's a hundred percent you. and isn't that the most beautiful part? nice'n easy: color as real as you are.
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when they can, most men will leave the laundry to their spouse. but for one group of guys, washing clothes is more than a chore. it is their hobby. an expensive one at that. bill geist has the the story. >> you consider wash days as noth morgue than a chore. maybe it is time you changed your attitude. try to be more positive.
more enthusiastic. >> want to go down and do laundry now. >> more like these guys. >> bring your dirties. >> there we go. ha-ha-ha. >> they love laundry. >> which way to the machines. >> they can't wait to wash. >> what's best for permanent press? >> you want to do this one, mark. >> get your laundry. >> they are members of the washing machine collectors club. >> so exciting. like christmas morning. >> really? >> is this your treasure trove down here. >> yes, my treasure trove. >> come on in, bill. top loader. 57 speed queen. dual-matic. washer/dryer. philco, 1958. >> john charles was the founder
of the group in 1994. >> how many members at that point? >> we had six i think. >> up 3,000 members worldwide. >> 3,000 washing machine collectors. >> oh, yeah. >> a staggering, stom might say alarming figure. >> we have a collector in madagascar. first russian member. we have people in australia. we have everywhere. >> here we are, you got to pick a machine now. >> my gosh. >> members gather regularly. >> we should put dirty clothes in here. >> wash-ins, john's house near boston. >> that's like shaving cream now. >> anybody need a shave? >> it just is three days of crazy washing. around the clock. you have got to say, it's time to quit. >> 15 of the faithful brought their laundry from as far away as canada and nebraska. >> i love the sound this one makes. >> to play with the 22 working machine in john's basement. i thought i was the only person crazy for appliances like this. and come to find out. when i came across the club. oh my god there is more people like me. it was really nice. >> this is the rinsing action for you. >> they have personalities. >> there is the burping action. >> i have been fascinated with the machines. >> this is sleek. >> these are my pride and joy.
>> but this combo is a favorite. >> wow. >> a pounder. >> 1957, blackstone, b 250 in charcoal with distinctive and excellent control towers. >> looks like it is going to take off. >> yeah, 1100 rpm, fastest for a top loader. >> the two are believed the only pair in captivity. >> there we go. >> that's pretty. >> and john's other treasure, 1938, bendex. >> like a lifetime moment. >> which always draws a crowd. >> they look to watch. >> and watch. and watch. everybody has their most favorite part of the cycle. everybody is different. >> i like the drama of spin. to me that is dramatic. i like that. it's drama. washer. drama. >> much better color than the gold the. >> between load. the laundry men.
chat. debate. >> in the 60s. >> debate. two dozen machines in my collection. >> compare collections. >> how many machines do you have? >> near 200. >> 16 washers. 14 dryers. >> paul from canada collects but one color. >> turquoise my color. that's my handle in the club. turquoise dude. >> what draws seemingly normal people -- >> wow. >> to collect big old appliances. and do their laundry in other people's basements. we'll let cal from maryland answer that. >> i have a good friend who is a child psychologist. she has been studying this sort of passively. >> does she think it is a syndrome of some kind, something that can be treated? [ laughter ] >> we all know it can't. >> not to worry. >> paul? >> bill has coffee on his shirt. >> yeah. >> thank you. >> oh, no. >> there will always be load and load of dirty laundry. in this world.
right now police in oregon are asking for the public's help in finding a group of vandals who destroyed a thousand-year-old rock structure. a tourist caught them in the act on his cell phone outside portland. ben tracy has their story. >> reporter: a rock formation standing for thousand of years, gone in mere moments. a seven second video posted on line shows three people toppling a popular sandstone pedestal at the cape kiwanda state park. cell phone video shot by david callus.
>> they're not going to push down a huge rock. you see in my footage that they just topple the rock over. >> the iconic piece of sandstone known as the duckbill. it was about, 7 feet tall and 7 to 10 feet wide on top. though fenced off long been a destination for nature lovers and nature photographers. >> made me upset. everybody knows that rock. just like breaks my heart. so many people have grown up around the rock. >> state officials first thought it collapsed due to erosion late last week. >> if there are crime here that would be up to the state police to decide to what they are and how to pursue them. >> wiggle it. >> vandalism in state parks is not new. two men were given probation in order to pay fines and restitution totaling more than 2,000 for destroying this utah rock formation in 2013. actress vanessa hudgens was fined $1,000 for carving in a red rock wall in arizona.
the oregon sandstone pedestal stood in a dangerous part of the nature area. at least six people including three teenagers fell to their deaths off the cliffs including two drownings in the past two years. >> our first concern is that making sure people are safe. and then, second, what who need to do with people to be clearer with people about what is appropriate behavior in a park. >> the photographer who confronted the vandals who claim the formation was a safety hazard. he doesn't buy it. >> for them to have the intention of knocking over the rock for sole purpose of being vandals makes me upset. >> been tracy, los angeles.
captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, september 7th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." for the first time ever, donald trump and hillary clinton will be on the same stage, taking questions from veterans. the military battle both campaigns are waging before tonight's showdown. miami is taking its fight to the air, spraying a powerful and controversial chemical in hopes of stopping zika spread, but people living under the spray are concerned it's killing more than mosquitoes. itt tech is closing every campus across the country. what it means for current students and those with massive student