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horrific bombing targets a park where hundreds of women and children gather. on this easter sunday, christians among the many dead in eastern pakistan. a taliban group has claimed responsibility. >> more than a dozen terror raid in belgium following last week's attacks in brussels. brazen theft in tampa on surveillance video. thieves grab the keys and drive off with new cars. plus, the beach volleyball league that is turning back time. >> some people just like to sit.
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>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "cbs overnight news." i'm jeff glor, the bomber struck a park popular with families on easter sunday at least 65 are dead. more than 300 hurt. it happened in the usually peaceful city of lahore, near the indian border. the blast took place near the children's rides early in the evening. tonight the white house is calling the attack appalling. a splinter group of the pakistani taliban claimed responsibility. and danielle nottingham has the latest. >> reporter: the explosion >> reporter: a blast ripped through the city park. the explosion happened near these rides, most of the dead were women and children. families searched for their loved ones amid the chaos. this witness says he carried 20 children to the hospital and
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car. at the time of the blast, he says children were on ride at the fairground. dozens of body draped in sheets were carried into waiting ambulances at the scene. local hospitals flooded with hundreds of casualties declared a state of emergency. the wounded were treated wherever there was space. the explosion happened as police clashed with demonstrators throughout pakistan who were protesting what they believe was a political execution. the faction of the taliban group claiming responsibility for sunday's attack in lahore said it deliberately targeted the christian community and warned more attacks would follow. danielle nottingham, cbs news, los angeles. police investigating the attacks in brussels made more arrests after 13 separate raids across belgium. dutch police took a suspect into custody for allegedly plotting an attack in france. italian police arrest aid man in
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by terror suspects. all this on a day marked by violent clashes at a memorial to the brussels victims. allen pizzey is there. >> reporter: the slogans were against isis, but belgian authorities said showing up en masse to shout them with a place until today unofficial peaceful memorial to bombing victims was disrespectful. there ws also fear that the event might be hijacked by right-wingers to whip up racial tensions. demonstrators, styled themselves soccer club hooligans who normally fight each other. >> we came together to make a statement against terrorism. we are belgians. stand up against terrorism. yes! >> reporter: their reputation for violence turned the
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into what looked like a post soccer match riot. >> there had been plans for what was billed as a march against fear to be held here. organizers called it off to not add burden of providing security to the gathering. for police overstretched hunting for terrorists. water cannons cleared the area. at least ten people were arrested. in the last several days four suspects have been arrested on terrorism charges in connection with attacks in brussels and paris. local media claimed one of them is the mysterious man in the black hat, caught on cctv cameras at the airport. a belgian prosecutor named him as fisal c. his address 50 yards from the bakery. the owner said she had never seen fisal c. in the shop. the man identified as one of the suicide bombers was a regular customer. when i saw his photo, i was shocked, chantal said, i had tears in my eyes.
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there has been growing criticism of both the belgian police and the lack of cooperation across europe in the fight against terrorism. jeff, the news that the warrant for the arrest of the alleged forger in italy was issued three months ago will some way towards alleviating that. >> allen pizzey, thank you very much. president obama called the parents of two americans killed at the brussels airport. justin shulz and wife stephanie were seeing her mother off when the bombs exploded. the thoughts. prayers, strength and resolve of the nation are with their families. we have some of those involved in last tuesday's attacks at large and threats of more attacks. brussels remains a city very much on edge. here is deborah patta. >> reporter: raids. police sirens and a city that has become accustomed to living with uncertainty and fear. as authorities uncover more and more terror cells across the country. residents are realizing the next here in a quiet road in the diverse neighborhood of scarbecht, an apartment was
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factory. raided after tuesday's bomb blast. a resident in the area filmed the nerve-racking moment when police stormed the building. later he recorded a still unnamed neighbor being led away in handcuffs. inside the apartment, a deadly haul of leftover bombs, highly volatile chemicals used to make the explosives and ape suitcase full of bolts and nails to make the bombs more lethal. this father lives across the road and was out walking with his two children today. he agreed to talk to us on condition we did not show his face. he cannot believe that the quiet young man he saw across the road were cooking up one of the most dangerous explosives in the world. this explosive was so dangerous
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how do you feel living so close to something look that? >> translator: that would have been a catastrophe he told us. that would have blown up all of brussels not just scarbecht. he feels let down by police. maybe they didn't do their job properly he said. they neglected things. they were too lenient. we spoke to many residents too afraid to go on camera, jeff. there is a profound sense of shock and disbelief the men behind the brussels attacks carried out their dangerous work in a family nabbed undetected by police. >> deborah, thank you.
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right back. syrian government troops have forced isis fighters out of the historic city of palymera. but it comes far too late for the ruins and priceless antiques isis destroyed there. a story elizabeth palmer has been following. she has the the latest now. >> for three weeks, the syrian army has been advancing on palmyra in an offensive to drive isis out. today the army declared victory. soldiers found the residential
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isis signs and banners. but all eyes were on the city's world famous ancient ruins. mamoun abdel kareen, syria's head of antiquities was glued to the tv in damascus watching for news. some of the destruction he already knows about. last summer, isis posted videos of their fighters hacking at 2,000-year-old treasures. hundreds more were saved in the nick of time, dr. kareem told me by brave archaeologist whose drove them to safety as isis moved in. >> you look at palmyra for us, the capital of the syrian civilization. how i can't imagine as director general of antiquities -- in syria without palmyra. it is our icon. >> reporter: once isis was in
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staging acts of barberism, it knew would cause outrage. a mass execution in the roman amphitheater. videotape of fighters packing explosives into palmyra's unesco protected buildings. first to be blown up was the lion of alat. then the monumental temples of bell and bell shamin both reduced to rubble. for ten months, isis occupied palmyra. archaeologists feared before they left they would destroy the rest. but incredibly, barring hidden bombs and boobytraps. today it appears safe and intact. of course, it is going to take a few days jeff before the syrian army has a chance to examine the site and declare it secure before archaeologists can go in and do inventory. >> liz palmer, thank you. pope francis denounced what he called "blind terrorism" in his easter message today.
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just in brussels but around the world. security was extra tight for tens of thousands who gathered in st. peter's square. in campaign 2016, bernie sanders won three times last night. he took all of yesterday's caucuses by a wide margin. in hawaii, alaska, and washington state. still did not make a significant dent in hillary clinton's lead in the delegate count. she remains far ahead. terrorism a major topic on the campaign trail this week. but some proposals made on the stump, how to fight terror, aren't going over welling with police who would enforce them. here is craig boswell. >> we need to be going after where the threat comes from, the threat comes from radicalization. >> reporter: today, senator ted cruz doubled down on proposals to patrol muslim neighborhoods in the u.s. >> what that looks like is proactive law enforcement. what that looks like is addressing the problem and engaging the problem. >> reporter: in a scathing "new york daily news" op-ed sunday, police commissioner bill bratten
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deputy commissioner jon miller, reinforced his boss' message. >> i think when you have people campaigning through fear and using that as leverage and then giving advice to the police to be the fear, that's not the direction american policing should be taking in a democracy. >> reporter: after initially siding with cruz, donald trump was pressed on whether he would take any further actions. >> let me just ask you here now, would you categorically rule out the idea of internment camps for american muslims. >> i would rule it out. we would have to be very vigilant. smart. >> reporter: both democratic presidential candidates dismissed trump and cruz outright as did governor john kasich who called muslim proposals knee jerk over the top reactions. >> i don't know how you do it. secondly, we can't be aggravating the people whose cooperation we need.
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security is likely to continue through the next round of nominating contests. jeff, eight primaries next month beginning in wisconsin april 5th. >> craig, thank you. hardly spring break weather in parts of florida this weekend. this is hail. in the town near pensacola. weather stretches south to orlando. more from wcs meteorologist, elise finch. >> cold front across a good portion of the eastern third of the country. in addition to the hail that was spotted in florida, small hail gusty wind and heavy rain still a possibility there. we already have some flood alerts into louisiana. now the storm prediction center is expecting thunderstorms from -- really, from michigan to florida tonight. with marginal and slight risk of severe thunderstorms, really in parts of indiana, kentucky, into ohio. sort of the bull's eye if you will. as we turn on the futurecast, notice a lot of activity in
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front pushing its way east. by the time this moves through the northeast however, it is a significantly weakened system. in the new york area, expecting half an inch of rain. at the end of the system could see light snow showers. notice we are going to have quite a cold start to the beginning of april. jeff. >> elise, thank you. tonight on the "cbs evening
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in tampa, a stunning theft. multiple offenders and multiple cars and all caught on surveillance video. here's jerika duncan. >> reporter: two of the suspects enter the tampa dealership through a smashed window and seemed to know exactly where to look for the box of keys. minutes later, a group of what appears to be eight other young
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unlocking vehicle doors. tampa police say the thieves got away with eight vehicles, just after 7:00 friday morning. danny jalini owns the dealership. >> when you realize eight cars have been stolen and 12 damaged that are going to need body work and repairs that kind of, you know, puts you in a different perspective. and makes you realize that, anything is possible. >> reporter: it is similar to what happened earlier this month when ten criminals used a truck to rip off the doors of this houston gun store. they busted through several glass cases. in just two minutes they stole 85 weapons. the national retail federation polled retailers around the country to gauge the impact of what is called multiple offender crimes. recent study found that eight out of ten retailers report being a victim of the type of crime. suspects in only half of the cases were ever arrested. jalini says police told him
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including one of his most expensive vehicles worth $27,000. hindsight is always 20-20. we have learned a lesson. main lesson is don't leave the keys on the lot. >> reporter: police say the suspects are part of a gang based out of orlando. the dealership owner says criminals walked away with all the keys even off to the cars they did not take. which means jeff he has to replace those as well. >> thank you very much. up next here -- wellness 101.
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campus. for too many college students campus life means little exercise, not enough sleep and junk food and alcohol. university of vermont program is trying to change that class by class. here is demarco morgan. >> reporter: these students are not napping they're learning about the power of meditation at the university of vermont healthy brains healthy bodies class. taught by dr. jim hutchack. >> the habits young people set while in college are the habits they will take them with them the rest of their lives. >> reporter: 120 freshmen are in uvm's wellness environment, a new program that makes fitness fun and offers students a substance free dorm. uvm is considered one of the country's top party schools. and this is the latest weapon in its fight against drugs and alcohol abuse on campus. >> the brain of a college person -- let's do this. let's try this. this epoch of brain development
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>> she transferred to the progrm to focus on health and grades after a semester at saint lawrence university. >> i was woken up to people in the middle of the night. people pounding on my door. drunk thursday nights. i had exams friday. >> each year, 1,800 college students die from alcohol related injuries. more than 690,000 students are assaulted by a student drinking. more than 97,000 are victims of alcohol related sexual assault. the strict rules in the wellness environment are enforced. two students kicked out of the program for using drugs or alcohol in the dorm. the doctor hopes he can put his students on a healthier course. >> if i could set a standard while they're in college, you might be able to have those same kids as they became adults
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children in similar ways. >> the wellness environment is so popular, uvm plans to accept more than 500 freshmen off to the program this fall. several other colleges including tulane and virginia commonwealth university are work to create the same experience on their own campuses. demarco morgan, cbs news, new york.
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x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x=x= volleyball is a serious sport on the beaches of southern california. being top takes a lot of practice. carter evans serves up the story of one player who had more time to practice than just about anyone. 81-year-old lois austin perfecting her volleyball skills on the sand for six decades. a lot of people your age would look at the ball coming at them and get out of the way. >> not when you have looked at it as many years as i have. >> reporter: twice a week, every week, you will find lois holding court with other seniors. laurie williams the youngest at 59. >> better watch out on the other
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she will hit it as hard as she can. every time she can. always going for the big kill. >> reporter: lois has always been active from high school in the 50s. to these days, just about any sport on or off shore. >> what do you think when you see i'm going to say a normal 80-year-old? >> i think they think old. they give up. some people just look to sit. and once you sit, and you are old, you're done. >> i could never beat her when i was young. >> ron has known lois nearly 30 years. >> reporter: can you beat her now? >> oh, yeah. yeah. i caught up to her. >> reporter: at 77, he is the group's second oldest player. >> reporter: when some of the players make dives, they're a little slow to get up. >> if i have to go stretch out and dig the ball out way over here. i am not getting up. everybody is yelling, get up,
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>> reporter: the game maze be friend leap but they also get pretty intense. >> i dislocated this finger. i was playing the next day. just taped it up. >> she is an inspiration. >> reporter: why? >> well, i don't know very many people in their 80s that move like she does. that are as enthusiastic. >> how does that make you feel? >> makes me feel really good. i hope that by saying what i can do they keep going as they get older. like i have. >> reporter: for lois and teammates. age is truly just a state of mind. hop how long do you think you will keep this up? >> i am not retiring until she retires. >> reporter: don't count on that happening anytime soon. carter evans, cbs news, corona del mar california. that's the "cbs overnight news" for this monday. for others the news continues. for others check back later for the morning news and cbs this
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york city, i'm jeff glor. welcome to the overnight news. i'm jeff glor. taliban is claiming responsibility for easter sunday suicide bombing in pakistan that left more than 65 people dead and 300 others hurt. many of them women and children. it happened at a crowded park in the city of lahore near the border with india. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: a blast caused by an apparent suicide bomber ripped through this popular city park where christian families gathered to celebrate easter sunday.


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