tv CBS Overnight News CBS March 18, 2016 3:07am-4:00am EDT
bernadette in hawaiian is penaleketta. people can't read it. how's it going? pickanokoka, you want to go swimming hakuna matata. they're easy. i got stung by a jellyfish on my wrist and the scuba instructor told me, be very careful. anything you touch with an inspected area will just swell up. that's the wrong thing to tell me. it's going to swell up? okay, let's try this. [ laughter ] >> i understand you're big on eating out. >> i ate at the cheesecake factory. three years ago.
i mean -- can they give you more food at the cheesecake factory? i ordered a chinese chicken salad, i got 18 pounds of lettuce and won ton. there was a guy in my lettuce moving stuff around and he was eating a sandwich. and those of you who eat the cheesecake, you and your entire family have a diabetes. that's a true story, byron, that's true. don't worry. don't get worried. there's a bracelet for diabetes now. there's bracelets for everything. you know? i kind of got to know the bracelet because someone gave me one that said jew on it. you're jewish, support the jews. really, the jews need support? i live in hollywood. okay? we're doing fine. all right? and the last time the jews wanted something to identify
now did it? >> you love living at the beach? >> i love living at the beach. i was house sitting for a few months at the beach. i had to dog sit a dog named eli. he took off and all the neighbors are standing around. somebody help me! not a single person helped me grab the dog. i was really pissed off. then i thought about it. i was like an asian girl chasing a dog in malibu beach? no wonder they're like, run, eli, run! [ laughter ] she's got barbecue sauce. no! >> all right. we'll take a break. don't go away. we'll be right back with more "comics unleashed." >> for more laughs go to comicsunleashed.com. closed captioning brought to you
looking great and stepping out with confidence includes having beautiful feet. my newest beauty routine secret starts in the shower. discover the latest innovation from amop\. the new pedi perfect wet & dry. now get effortless hard skin removal on dry or wet skin. plus, it has 2 speeds and it's rechargeable. the easy way for touchably soft feet. suits me and my new shoes. new amop\ pedi perfect wet & dry. amop\. love every step. red lobster's lobsterfest is back. so come try the largest variety of lobster dishes of the year, like lobster lover's dream or new dueling lobster tails. it's a party on every plate, and you're invited.
(cell phone rings) where are you? well the squirrels are back in the attic. mom? your dad won't call an exterminator... can i call you back, mom? he says it's personal this time... you call at the worst time. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. it's what you do. where are you? it's very loud there. are you taking a zumba class? (cheering) narrator: birthday... dishes. thursday... ame sounds) dishes. every dish, every time, only finish has the powerball to take on anything. wish your skin could bounce back like... ...it used to? neutrogena hydro boost water gel. instantly quenches skin to keep it... ...supple and hydrated... ...day... ...after day. with hydrating hyaluronic acid, which retains up to 1000 times its weight... ...in water. this refreshing water gel... plumps skin cells with intense hydration and locks it in.
aging is not just about wrinkles. your skin could be losing volume. revitalift volume filler from l'oreal with hyaluronic acid. cheeks are fuller. wrinkles, smoother. i can see the difference here and here. revitalift volume filler from l'oreal. (cheering) narrator: marriage. dishes. divorce. dishes. every dish, every time. only finish has the power ball to take on anything. oh, look... ...another anti-wrinkle cream in no hurry to make anything happen. neutrogena rapid wrinkle repair works... ...in one week. with the... fastest retinol formula available.
...even deep wrinkles. "one week? that definitely works!" rapid wrinkle repair. and for dark spots, rapid tone repair. neutrogena . "see what's possible." [ cheers and applause ] all right. welcome back to "comics unleashed." what's your favorite tv show? >> i love "lost." but he's the thing. i love "lost" and i called -- because i'm flying around to do comedy, and the guy answered the call, he said thank you for calling the airlines, i'm jack shepherd, how may i direct your call? excuse me? buddy. lead character on the show "lost." know. where are you flying? nowhere. that show -- it's about a plane
i'm not buying a ticket from you. get jack bauer on the phone. he can make it happen. he can make it happen, byron. >> jeff, i know you're a big fan of game shows. >> yeah, i like "jeopardy." i can watch the show for one month and know not one answer. and alex trebek can piss you after a while. so long, so long, so long, he's got the little cards under the table. he does not know all those answers, you know? he's got the cards. he loves it when somebody screws up. makes him look smart. no, bob, the capital of yemen is senay. yeah, take away the card he's as blank as a fart. >> jeff, i know you're a big movie fan. what's going on in the theaters? >> i think broke back mountain,
like they used to. imagine like jimmy stewart and john wayne "brokeback mountain." you want me to do what? [ laughter ] i'm -- i'm just saying -- give it a try. give it a try. the great jimmy stewart. >> what's your favorite movie? >> "memoirs of a geisha." the reason i love it is because she's the ultimate asian girl. she's petite and very graceful. i'm not like that. okay, i'm not -- you'll never see me like oh, i don't know. i don't know. and my favorite part of the movie is she grabs the other
real intense, she's like, i will destroy you. and the whole crowd just cheered in the movie theater. she could say anything and i think it would sound cool. she's like pull my finger. [ laughter ] my baloney has a first name. of course, after watching the movie like that you have to have like japanese food. i refused to ever go with my dad ever again to have japanese food because he likes to speak in the food's native language. i think it's a little obnoxious. he's all loud walking in. he's like -- hello kitty. [ laughter ] >> give them all a round of applause. [ cheers and applause ] nice job. thank you. that was a lot of fun.
entertainment studios.com. he thought he was a vigilante. this is a cold-blooded murderer who murdered a 16-year-old, innocent young man. >> reporter: here's where it happened. that's the intersection where the officer rammed the vehicle, and i am standing in the spot where the shots were fired. scott, that officer who was charged with murder, that arrest happened yesterday, but by this morning, he had posted a $150,000 bail and walked out of jail. >> david begnaud tonight. david, thank you.
breed its captive orcas. seaworld ceo joel manby on "cbs this morning"." >> so this will be the last generation of orcas at seaworld. obviously, that's a very difficult decision for us, but we feel it's the right one for the future of the organization. >> reporter: seaworld still holds 23 orcas in captivity at its three parks in san diego, san antonio, and orlando. the highly critical 2013 documentary "black fish" was the beginning of the end for seaworld's killer whale shows. it chronicled attacks on seaworld trainers such as dawn brancheau, who was killed by a massive orca in 2010. attendance has been falling at the parks, along with seaworld's stock price. the company is now entering into a $50 million partnership with the humane partnership, the one-time adversary. ceo wayne pacelle. >> we're hoping to partner with them to help with animals in distress-- stranded whales, stranded dolphins, stranded sea turtles.
running out of options. the california coastal commission ruled it could not expand its san diego park unless it ended orca breeding. california congressman adam schiff said seaworld does dot suddenly see the light. >> i think it is mostly a decision based on the fact that people were not showing up at the parks. people did not approve of the continued captivity of these whales. they didn't approve of how they were being exhibited. >> reporter: now, the orcas will still be on display at seaworld parks, such as this one here in san diego, but in what the company calls more natural orca encounters. scott, seaworld made a lot of money selling orcas to theme parks around the world, something they say won't do anymore. >> ben, thanks. frank sinatra, jr. has died. the chairman of the board's son became a singer himself. at 19 he was kidnapped and returned after his father paid the ransom. he went on to become the keeper of his father's flame. frank sinatra jr. died of a heart attack yesterday.
and we'll be right back. >> i'm alex trebek. if you're age 50 to 85, i have an important message about security. write down the number on your screen, so you can call when i finish. the lock i want to talk to you about isn't the one on your door. this is a lock for your life insurance, a rate lock, that guarantees your rate can never go up at any time, for any reason. but be careful. many policies you see do not have one, but you can get a lifetime rate lock through the colonial penn program. call this number to learn more. this plan was designed with a rate lock for people on a fixed income who want affordable life insurance that's simple to get. coverage options for just $9.95 a month, less than 35 cents a day. act now and your rate will be locked in for life. it will never increase, guaranteed.
that can never be cancelled as long as you pay your premiums, guaranteed. and your acceptance is guaranteed, with no health questions. you cannot be turned down because of your health. call for your information kit and read about this rate lock for yourself. you'll also get a free gift with great information both are free, with no obligation, so don't miss out. call for information, then decide. read about the 30 day, 100 percent money back guarantee. don't wait,
march madness is under way, and we end tonight with a team that didn't make it in, though they put on quite a show. here's elaine quijano. >> reporter: monmouth university's basketball team had its best year ever. >> we get the battering ram. >> reporter: but it may have been their bench that put them on the map. >> it got pretty legit pretty quickly. >> reporter: greg noack and dan pillari are the unofficial leaders of the bench mob, a bit of sideline theater to get the team and the crowd going. >> the bench is never known as a cool place to be. so we kind of revolutionized it a little bit where it's okay to be on the bench and support your team because it's a group
>> reporter: the group rehearses its celebrations before games, playing off current events, pop culture-- >> "star wars." >> reporter: and sometimes a little bit of history. during their victory in december over basketball powerhouse georgetown, they unveiled what they called the sistine chapel. >> look at that. that's the sistine chapel. that's my favorite one. teammates say about it? >> they love it. >> reporter: do you feel like it helps them? >> absolutely. if they look over at the bench and see we're in the game and we're energized and trying to feed energy to them. they'll be like, if they're in it, how can i not be in it. >> reporter: basketball teams across the country have picked up on their antics. high school teams and even nba players have copied their celebrations. coach king rice. >> i really preach having fun, especially to my guys. you should have fun when you're doing what you love. >> reporter: doing what they love while changing attitudes about riding the pine.
this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the "overnight news." i'm jericka duncan. a major victory for animal rights activists. seaworld announced it will end it's killer whale shores and the theme park chain is also ending its orca breeding program. the shakeup comes after years of controversy about how the whales are treated in captivity and is being praised by the humane society. norah o'donnell has more. >> reporter: for years, animal advocacy groups have argued the family friendly shows at seaworld hide a more troubling reality below the surface. the 2013 documentary "blackfish" cast a harsh spotlight on seaworld's operations. the company disputed many of the film's accusations of animal
film's release, seaworld's stock price and park attendance have plummeted. "blackfish" tells the story of trainer dawn brancheau killed six years ago by an orca named tillicum. since then, seaworld no longer allows trainers in the water with the killer whales. the backlash led to the resignation of the ceo in 2014 ceo last year. other reforms. seaworld says it's replacing its shows with shows that highlight the wild. but critics said the changes do little to improve the animal's living conditions. >> there you go. >> reporter: and the bad press continues for seaworld. tillicum remains in captivity
bacterial infection. the people who run the los angeles zoo say they're forgiving a local mountain lion suspected of eating one of their prized koalas. it's the only local predator capable of scaling an eight-foot wall. since the killing, there's been a raging controversy over what to do about p-22. shoot him, relocate him, or leave him alone. the zoo now says just let him be. john blackstone reports. >> reporter: other animals at the los angeles zoo may have witnessed the crime, but they're not talking. the victim was kalarney, a 14-year-old emale koala mauled to death. the man suspect, caught on zoo security cameras, is well known to authorities and most everyone else in los angeles at p-22, the hollywood mountain lion. zoo director john lewis. >> what we know at this point is it's circumstantial, but he was
koala disappeared. certainly would be capable of doing it. >> reporter: but we do know that in griffith park, the 4,000 acre wild land preserve where the l.a. zoo is located, there is only one mountain lion on the loose -- p-22. >> he's an opportunistic animal. if he has an opportunity to have take advantage. >> reporter: not his fault? >> right. >> reporter: part of nature? >> right. >> reporter: but zoo officials aren't taking any chances. moving the remaining koalas under supervised protection. p-22 has never been known to bother a human. if he's guilty at all, it's only for doing what comes naturally. john blackstone, los angeles. the chicago white sox designated hitter adam laroache abruptly walked of the of spring training and retired from baseball after a dust-up with management over his son. the 14-year-old was apparently
room every day. he's walking away from a $13 million contract and considering he only hit .207 last year, he may not get another shot with a different team. jeff glor reports. >> a deep drive, right center field. and it is out of here! >> reporter: for adam laroche -- his sport and his only son have always been inseparable. >> nobody's kid needs to be in a professional locker room. >> i was really unaware of the fact that he was around as much as he was. >> reporter: the 36-year-old abruptly walked away from a $13 million contract on tuesday and the white sox vice president asked him to limit his son's time in the clubhouse. >> it's not because the young man was a distraction and not because he wasn't well
players. but in management, sometimes you've got to make some unpopular decisions. >> reporter: 14-year-old drake laroche has been a fixture, alongside his father on the field, and in major league clubhouses for years. complete with his own jersey and personal locker. >> my friends think it's like really cool and everything. but i just think it's normal because i do it every single year since i've been a baby. >> reporter: kids on the field and in the clubhouse isn't uncommon across baseball. but drake's involvement with the white sox was uniqu. >> you see kids in clubhouses all the time, but not on a consistent basis. i can't think of a single case where a players' son was in a clubhouse the entire time the player was. >> reporter: the white sox insist their decision had nothing to do with drake's conduct but rather an attempt to focus on winning. >> it's awesome. i'm so lucky to take him to work. my brothers and i just grew up around the stadium. we always did it, so it's cool to give him the same memories.
laroches. adam's dad pitched in the majors for 14 seasons and often brought adam. family, friends and fans are remembering the life of frank sinatra, jr. he died of a heart attack at a florida hospital. he was 72 years old. the only son of the legendary entertainer, he was a singer himself. but he lived and performed in the long shadow of his father. don dahler looks back. >> maybe you might remember this song, dad. we stole it from you. >> reporter: if frank sinatra was the chairman of the board -- -- his son, frank sinatra, jr., was the heir apparent. their relationship appeared as heartfelt as that iconic baritone vrbrato. but the road wasn't always so silky smooth. >> for the third night of
morning. >> reporter: frank sinatra jr. was kidnapped when he was 19. his father paid the $240,000 ransom. >> his first words when he saw me was "i'm sorry." >> reporter: frank sinatra, jr. pursued his own musical career, but had difficulty finding his own persona and became sinatra senior's director and conductor in 1988. >> for a guy that has to live in the shadow of one of the most important, iconic singers, performers, artists of all-time, those are big shoes to fill. >> reporter: turning to television, he played himself on "the sopranos" and "family guy." but it was only towards the end of his career that he embraced his father's legacy. >> he would introduce me to the audience. he said my son, frank, is conducting. he said he's almost as good as lawrence welk. and the orchestra would break
and i would say, now you hurt me, you cut me to the quick. >> the "overnight news" will be right back. alright kiddos! everybody off the backpack, we made it to the ottoman. i like to watch them clean, but they'll never get me on the mattress! finally there's a disinfectant mist designed for sofas, mattresses and more. introducing new lysol max cover. its innovative cap has a 2x wider spray that kills 99.9% of bacteria. max cover is another great way to lysol that. in our house, imagination runs wild. but at my table, i keep the food real. like country crock's recipe made with real simple ingredients. and no artificial flavors or preservatives. real country fresh taste from real ingredients. welcome to crock country. there's moving... and there's moving with move free ultra. it has triple-action support for your joints, cartilage and bones. and unlike the big osteo-bi flex pills, it's all in one tiny pill. move free ultra.
because i'm a woman... do you think i'm gonna crack under pressure or conquer the field? defy expectations any day with always infinity. made with flexfoam. absorbs 10x its weight. rewrite the rules. always. (sounds of birds whistling) music introducing new k-y touch gel cr me. for massage and intimacy. every touch, gently intensified. a little touch is all it takes.
you may be one of those people who never forgets a face. even if it's someone you met only briefly years ago. but for some people, it's exactly the opposite. they can't remember any faces. they can't recognize their own parents or even their own children. it's a condition called face blindness. lesley stahl reports for "60 minutes." >> reporter: jacob is one of them. he's 31 years old. he has a college degree, has had great jobs, and he seems perfectly normal. but just don't ask him to identify any faces. we're going to put up the first one. even very famous ones. >> no idea. >> reporter: we showed jacob faces without hair. a pure test of facial
nope. can't say if i've ever seen that person. >> reporter: he's seen jimmy carter plenty of times. and knows michael jordan, too. >> oh, lord. >> reporter: he just can't recognize their faces. >> that's just impossible. >> reporter: can you describe my face? you're staring right at it. >> high cheekbones, light eyes. >> reporter: clearly he could see my face, but he says if we happened to run into each other in a few days, he wouldn't know me from any other woman with short, blonde hair. >> they meet somebody, they have a good time, they have a nice relationship. then a week later they walk past them. >> reporter: brad duchenne is a professor at dartmouth college who has been studying face blindness for 15 years. he said the hardest thing to understand is how someone can see a familiar face with you not recognize it. so he created a demonstration to give me a little taste. faces turned upside down.
you're going to be tempted to twist your head but don't do it. can you identify any of these people? >> reporter: i was completely at a loss. you would think i would know all of these people. >> you've seen them all a lot. >> reporter: i don't know any of these people. i really don't. >> want to see them upright? >> reporter: sure. it was astonishing. with just that click, they became recognizable people before my eyes. i know john travolta. i know morley. and there was denzel washington, jennifer aniston, sandra bullock. but the one that really got me is the young woman on the lower right, my daughter. i didn't know my own daughter? >> no. >> reporter: i didn't know my own daughter. >> so there she is. >> reporter: am i getting a feeling for what people with face blindness have? >> when you look at that,
there's eyes, a mouth. but you can't put it together. >> reporter: that's stunning. i feel terrible for them now. >> it's really difficult. >> reporter: and largely unknown. the condition only got its name in the 1940s when a couple of soldiers came back from world war ii with head injuries and couldn't recognize their wife or parents. it took another 50 years for science to discover that people jacob. and joe livingston, a retired teacher. ben, a software products designer. and meg novotny, a doctor. >> if i were your patient, you had spent a long time with me discussing the problem, i come back the next time. >> no, you walk out to the window at the front and start check out and i don't know who you are. >> reporter: she relies on patient charts she told us. but there aren't any of those in ben's office, where lunch in the
>> sitting down at lunch having a discussion with someone about one of my projects and guy across the table gets up and says that's interesting. when you have that meeting, can you invite me? thanks, see you. who is it? i don't know. i have no idea. >> reporter: is it a memory issue? the face doesn't get filed? so they have to rely on other strategies to identify people. hair, body shape. the way people walk, their voice. even style of dress. but jacob told us that it can all fall apart when someone changes their hair, like a colleague named sylvia who he couldened find one day until she started putting her hair in her usual pony tail. >> she put it into the pony tail and once that was in place, that was sylvia. it clicked. and then she took her hair back
disappeared. >> reporter: to him it was show her face changed into someone else's before his eyes. >> now i'm confronted with the situation that got weird. i knew this person was sylvia, but it didn't feel like sylvia. >> reporter: faces mean so much to us. identity, beauty, character. a place to hang all our memories about a person. faces have captivated artists forever. so it may surprise you to learn that the man who painted these faces, renowned portraitist chuck close, is also face blind. and severely so. say you had dinner with somebody and saw her the next day -- >> wouldn't remember her. >> reporter: yet he's spent his career, even after a collapsed spinal artery left him mostly paralyzed, painting, well, faces. >> yes. >> reporter: chuck close has face blindness and he paints faces.
the reason i think i was driven to it was to, to take images of people that mattered to me and commit them to memory in the best way i can, which is to slow the whole process down, break it down with lots of little memorable pieces. >> reporter: which is exactly how he creates these works. he can't make sense of a whole face, so he works from a photograph with a grid on it. and translates what he sees, square by square, onto his canvas. guess what we've done. >> i don't know. >> reporter: we've put together a quiz for you. we brought some of our famous faces to show him. >> from the chin, i think it's leno. >> reporter: and we're surprised he did pretty darn well. >> from the lips, i think it's tiger woods. >> reporter: you're pretty good. but of course, not perfect. >> i don't have a clue. >> reporter: that's tom cruise. >> right now, my guts are tied
activity is a thing that makes me most nervous. oh, now i have to figure out who this person is. >> you can see the full report on our website, cbsnews.com. the "overnight news" will be right back. take off. these dissolve fast. they're new liquid gels. and you're coming with me... you realize i have gold status? mucinex sinus-max liquid gels. dissolves fast to unleash max strength medicine. let's end this. someone's hacked all our technology. technology... say, have you seen all the amazing technology in geico's mobile app? mobile app? look. electronic id cards, emergency roadside service, i can even submit a claim. wow... yep, geico's mobile app works like a charm. geico.
it's powerful formula removes everyday stains the first time. which is bad news for stains, and good news for you. spray 'n wash. back 'n better. we've got a story now about disinfected wipes, the ones you're not supposed to flush down the toilet. turns out a lot of people flush them any way, and it's causing
contessa brewer reports. >> reporter: in san antonio, they cheered clearing the clog. in australia, a crane pulled out this, a glob of wipes, grease, and other items. the problem starts here, when wipes go from the back of the toilet into it. and 7% of wipes are labeled flushable. new york city estimates it spends $3 million a year just dealing with wipes in the sewer system. >> whatever you flush ends up somewhere. it doesn't just disappear. and the sewage passes through -- >> reporter: he showed us the screening process, but it doesn't catch everything. >> wipes are getting into our gear, clogging them up and we're not able to process as much waste water as we normally would.
manufacturer of flushable wipes, told cbs news -- our flushable products are tested to ensure they meet the current u.s. industry guidelines for flushability. the industry has firm criteria. wipes have to break down when flushed. but manufacturer compliance is voluntary. no laws regulate how flushable they are. they blame the nonflushable wipes for the clogs. >> there is no evidence presented by anyone at any time that a guideline compliant wipe flushed down a toilet has caused any damage or any issue anywhere. and it's because they don't. >> reporter: new york city is not alone. tackling legislation now to regulate flushaway brands. >> our preference is, if you're going to use a wipe, that's fine. put it in the trash. >> reporter: that's the bottom line. contessa brewer, cbs news, new york. from the sewers of new york to the streets, where they're taking out all the old pay phones and installing wi-fi spots. and they're free.
>> reporter: this is a link-in kiosk. there are about three dozen running, with the goal being 7500 stationed around the city. as you can see, it has a touch screen pad here. we can have internet access. it has high speed wi-fi for your device, charging ports, even a 911 emergency button if you get into trouble. but the question is, if more people use public wi-fi, does that put more people at risk to hackers? these aren't your daddy's phone booths. in fact, they're replacing them. colin o'donnell helped design the system. >> along with maps, you've got the internet. you can browse the web, find information. >> reporter: and it makes regular phone calls? >> yeah, you can make free phone calls, talk as long as you want anywhere in the u.s. >> reporter: at the nerve center, technicians remotely monitor usage. designed for the rigors of city
kiosks have been tested to withstand everything from bad to dog pee. other cities have tried and failed at public wi-fi, because of a lack of funding. he says new york city will succeed because it will benefit financially from ads on the kiosk sites. >> one of the beauties of this is that it is going to generate ultimately, potentially hundreds of millions of dollars a year for the city that it wouldn't have otherwise. >> reporter: the biggest issue with public wi-fi at this scale is security. >> the main concern for a lot of people, you go on public wi-fi, you're afraid to be hacked. how can they be assured this won't happen? >> we're a public network. everybody has to have their own encryption key, so it makes for a very secure and safe network. >> reporter: meaning every time you go online, the system issues
but there are ways around encryption. >> the first thing you see is an ad that is a spear phishing attack. >> reporter: we asked this cyber expert to show how easily hackers can set up a fake log-in page that looks like the real thing. >> they think they're connecting to a kiosk but they're connecting to a malicious site and they don't know what they're going to put in their credit card credentials. >> reporter: the best way to be safe is never use public wi-fi for anything that involves personal information, credit cards, or banking. >> we as consumers have to be one step ahead of the next threat. >> reporter: they say they have people monitoring any kind of suspicious online activity 24-7 and do not gather your personal information and sell to a third party. by the way, if you're wondering, if you live within 150 feet of
have access to free wi-fi. the smog in london is so bad it's blamed for thousands of deaths each year. now some londoners are fighting back with a tiny new air quality monitor strapped to the back of pigeons. charlie d'agata has the story on britain's pigeon air patrol. >> reporter: these pigeons are nothing special. if anything, they're underachievers. they're raising pigeons currently flying at about 120 feet and the little backpacks weigh less than an ounce. or light as a feather. that is princess, the bird, not the guy. princess and a small flock of friends took flight this morning on a mission to save the world. or mostly to raise awareness about all the air pollution in it. >> the reality is that we are all exposed to really toxic gases in our everyday lives, just by simply going in the
>> reporter: seven birds, all females, took wing in today's sortie, two with pollution monitoring backpacks. one with g.p.s. so scientists can track them. the others are wing men, or wing women. pigeon hander brian woodhouse says his birds prefer to fly in a flock. >> they like to fly together. they do it for security more than anything. that's just like a horse race, you know, the first across the line they'll go off together. >> reporter: the program is partnered with, you guessed it, twitter. to find out how polluted your neighborhood is, you tweet to the birds. the pigeon patrol tweets back with a reading of your area ranging from moderate to extreme. pigeons have a long history of serving on britain's battle fronts. notably in world war ii. >> having been trained as messengers in case of radio failure. a street communication is received and deciphered. >> reporter: even a young queen
force. today, london faces another threat. an estimated 10,000 people die prematurely in the capital due to air pollution. and the world health organization estimates that globally, air pollution is to claim for the deaths of 7 million people every year. which makes the work of a few good pigeons with cute little backpacks a bit more pressing than just a mere flight of fancy. this morning, we tweeted princess, that pigeon currently on duty, to find out what pollution levels were like here in west london. moments later, we got the response. pollution is currently high in your area. protect yourself.
for this friday. captioning funded by cbs it's friday, march 18th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." president obama's pick to fill the supreme court vacancy gets the seal of approval from senate democrats. but the battle to get merrick garland confirmed is just beginning with republicans saying he'll never make it to the high court. taking on trump. forces from conservatives to activists line up to stop donald trump from winning the republican nomination. march magic for the yale bulldogs! >> upsets abound. the first full day of the ncaa