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more than everybody else. >> reporter: today, sanders surprised clinton with this ad that seemed to be aimed at her. >> there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. >> reporter: the clinton campaign accused him of violating this longtime promise: >> you're looking at somebody who has never run a negative tv ad in his life and never will. >> reporter: clinton campaign manager robby mook convened a conference call with reporters
>> reporter: but even that was reminiscent of 2008, when clinton routinely tried to convince voters that senator barack obama was just another politician, not a visionary. scott, she can take heart in the fact that she's still leading in iowa by ten points among those who say they will definitely caucus on february 1st. >> nancy cordes, thanks. of course, the campaign will be dominated by the economy, and today oil closed at just over $31 a barrel. since june of 2014, the price has fallen about $75, taking the price of gasoline along for the ride. cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger is with us. jill, that's good news for most people. >> reporter: absolutely. consumers reap a great benefit from low oil. last year, the average household saved $660 at the pump. it's like an unexpected tax refund. and cheap gas prices, along with low interest rates and an improving job market, helped boost auto sales.
record 17.4 million cars and light trucks. >> but for a lot of folks in the country, it's bad news, too. >> reporter: absolutely. you know, after a big boom from 2010 to 2014, there is pain in the energy sector. the mining industry -- that includes oil, gas and coal -- lost 129,000 jobs last year. and that's just the direct hit. industries that serve miners, like a waitress working in a restaurant near a fracking site, may have been laid off. or a convenience store worker near an oil well had to be let go. but the ripple effects go even deeper. today, realtytrac released its final foreclosure numbers for 2015. while activity is down nationally, it is up in places like texas, north dakota and oklahoma, states that rely at least in part on the energy industry. so cheap oil might help our wallets, but when it comes to the overall economy, the news is mixed. >> jill schlesinger, thanks. well, today oil was up 72 cents, and that revived wall
billion to atone for its role ins cares! today, ten prisoners from yemen were released from guantanamo bay and sent to the persian gulf nation of oman. the prison, on a u.s. navy base in cuba, was created to hold terrorism suspects, particularly from the battlefield in afghanistan. many have been held for years without charges. in 2009, president obama said he was ordering the prison closed but congress refused. 93 prisoners remain, down from nearly 700. isis says it was behind the
indonesia. bombs and bullets killed two and wounded at least 26. but the five attackers had bigger plans. seth doane is following this for us tonight. seth? >> reporter: good evening, scott. this is another example of isis trying to extend its reach. as more details are emerging, we're learning that the attack, which involved a series of explosions and a gun battle in central jakarta, could have been much worse. images from the scene show cars with bullet holes and attackers wearing suicide vests. one of those attackers detonated his vest inside a starbucks, but a law enforcement source tells his vest detonated by accident. indonesia has more muslims than any other country in the world, but it is a country that's known for its mainstream teaching of islam, and the fear here is that isis may be gaining a foothold in southeast asia. >> seth doane in beijing for us
seth, thank you. the attempted assassination of a philadelphia police officer last thursday is also being investigated as terrorism. but fbi director james comey said today there is no evidence the gunman, who you see there, who professed allegiance to isis, belonged to a larger terror cell. officer jesse hartnett remains in critical but stable condition. the gunman was arrested. chicago has seen a dramatic spike in shootings this month. since january 1st, the city is averaging a shooting every three hours. adriana diaz is looking into this. >> reporter: just two hours into the new year, 24-year-old deandre holiday was gunned down after a fight at a new year's eve party, the first homicide of a bloody 2016. >> shots fired. i hear shots fired. >> reporter: since january 1st, 110 people have been shot
time last year. a nearly 200% increase. >> in terms of crime, it's been a little bit of a frustrating start. >> reporter: john escalante is the acting superintendent of police. his predecessor, garry mccarthy, was fired in december. >> a lot of it is gang conflicts, but also heavily driven by social media. >> reporter: feuds that play out on sites like facebook and twitter. while overall crime was down before the new year, gun violence is soaring. one factor, police officers may be holding back in fear of being the subject of a viral video, a point chicago mayor rahm emanuel was overheard making to attorney general loretta lynch last fall. >> reporter: do you think the police is doing enough? >> i don't know if you can do enough. >> reporter: raydell lacey's 19- year old grandson, eric, was one of the 21 people killed by guns this year. he had just started a job two
navy. saturday, he was shot in the head in an apparent ambush. lacey said he wasn't in a gang. >> before he passed, they say, he said, "we good, we good, y'all?" then they didn't hear anymore. and he was slumped over. [ crying ] oh, god, oh, god. >> reporter: to try to curb the violence, the acting superintendent has decentralized the police gang unit. now smaller teams are permanently based in communities known for gang activity. scott, the goal is to try to stop conflicts before they start. >> adriana diaz in chicago tonight. adriana, thank you. well, here's a rarity -- a winter hurricane bearing down on the azores, 1,700 miles off portugal.
hurricane since 1955. forecasters say it could hit the azores tomorrow with 85-mile-an-hour winds. we don't know who the powerball winners are yet, but there are at least three who will share the largest jackpot ever, $1.6 billion. the tickets were sold in the working-class town of munford, tennessee, the l.a. suburb of chino hills and in melbourne beach, florida. the lottery boasts that the billions it rakes in goes to help public schools in most states. we wondered how that's working. turns out in michigan, not too well. anna werner is in detroit. >> reporter: photos from detroit's public schools tell the story of dilapidated buildings, many in need of emergency repair, and pest problems. a student shot this video today of a mouse roaming a district high school. patrick bosworth's eighth grade
school where he says classes are either way too warm or freezing cold. >> he's gone from one class to the other, where he's wearing a short-sleeve shirt, and then he's putting on his winter coat. >> reporter: lottery dollars were designed to help schools like these in detroit. they're often advertised as giving a big boost to education, but often that's not the case. 27 states give lottery funds to schools, but only eight spend it specifically on new programs like grants and scholarships. the 19 others, including michigan, do not use lottery profits as additional funding for public schools. instead, it's used to fund the existing budget. michigan state representative sherry gay danygo. do you think it is misleading to people? >> absolutely. it is misleading. >> reporter: so people who buy tickets thinking, i'm helping education, do you think they're doing as much as they are? >> absolutely. they believe they are but they're absolutely not benefiting education. >> reporter: more than $740 million lottery dollars are
year. gay danygo says there's no reason the buildings should be in such bad shape. >> i think that our priorities and our values are not aligned. i think we need to dispel the myth that the lottery is helping to improve education because it hasn't. >> reporter: michigan has the 11th largest lottery in the country, with revenues of some $2.6 billion last year. so, scott, that's $740 million that went to schools was just a small portion of that. >> anna werner in lansing tonight. anna, thank you. today a memorial was held at arlington national cemetery for a tuskegee airman missing in action since 1945. second lieutenant samuel leftenant was in a midair collision while escorting bombers over austria. soldiers carried an empty casket representing his remains and leftenant's sister accepted this flag in his honor.
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including best picture, along with "the big short," "bridge of spies," "brooklyn," "mad max: fury road," "the martian," "room" and "spotlight." there were some inspiring performances by black actors, so it surprised many today that all 20 nominees for acting are white. john blackstone says it's the second year in a row. >> what an exciting morning. >> reporter: the announcement of the academy award nominations this morning was as notable for those who were left off the list as for those who were on it. >> and sylvester stallone in "creed." [ applause ] >> this is bigger than they are. they have to listen to us now. >> reporter: will smith was not nominated for his performance in "concussion." nor were idris elba and abraham attah chosen for their critically-acclaimed roles in "beasts of no nation". likewise, tessa thomson and michael b. jordan were ignored for highly praised performances in "creed." instead the oscar nominations
actors and directors. only the director of "the revenant," alejandro innaritu from mexico, broke into the all- white crowd. the response was immediate. on twitter, hashtag "oscars so white" went viral. it should not have come as a surprise after the same criticism last year. this is how neil patrick harris opened the awards show. >> welcome to the 87th oscars. tonight we honor hollywood's best and whitest -- sorry, brightest. >> reporter: today on "the talk," kevin frazier blamed the demographics of academy voters. >> the academy voters still 94% white, 76% male, and their average age is 63. >> reporter: those voters did select one african-american themed movie. "straight out of compton" was nominated for best original screenplay. the writers are white. john blackstone, cbs news, san francisco. a classically trained actor became a legendary villain. we'll remember alan rickman when
alan rickman was a born movie villain with a sinuous sneer and a voice that rolled in like a malevolent fog. >> how nice to make your acquaintance. >> rickman's hans gruber tormented bruce willis in "die hard." >> do you really think you have a chance against us, mr. cowboy? >> yippee kai-yay. >> mr. potter.
>> rickman appeared in eight "harry potter" films as severus snape, hogwarts' seemingly sinister professor who ultimately swore his undying love to potter's late mother. >> always. >> alan rickman died of cancer today in london. he was 69. there was a big premier in new york city today, really big. the skeleton is 122 feet long, too big to fit in its room. the head and neck poke into the hallway. it probably weighed 70 tons, as much as ten african elephants, when it roamed the forests of south america 100 million years ago. up next, the historic powerball drawing. someone who bought a ticket here
as we mentioned, one of the three winning powerball tickets was sold in chino hills, california, and mireya villarreal is there. >> chino hills, chino hills, chino hills! >> reporter: you would think someone here actually won the lottery, but most of these people like mike gradilla didn't win anything. they just showed up to celebrate one of the winning tickets being do you think the winner could be
>> it's hard to say. if i won i wouldn't be here. >> reporter: 7-11 owner balbir atwal came here in 1981 without knowing a word of english. the outpouring of support you're getting, how great is that? >> do you want to ask these people? >> reporter: you can ask them. >> how do you guys feel? [ applause ] >> reporter: because atwal's store sold the winning ticket, he also gets a piece of the pie, $1 million. he plans to share it with his employees. >> we were the number one lottery in the nation as far as sales go. >> reporter: california sold 386 million dollars worth of powerball tickets, at one point selling 37,000 per minute. winning tickets were also sold in munford, tennessee, and at a publix store in melbourne beach, florida. >> i was watching the news and just screamed out loud, "oh, my god, my store!" >> reporter: there were also
$1 million winners, tickets with only five matching numbers. last night's losers can still dream. saturday's powerball jackpot is a mere $40 million. mireya villarreal, cbs news, chino hills, california. and that's the "overnight news" for this friday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us a little bit later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. -- captions by vitac --
this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the "overnight news." i'm don dahler. the biggest lottery jackpot in history is in the books. the only mystery now is who won the powerball? winning tickets were sold in florida, tennessee, and just outside los angeles. when the winners come forward, they'll divide a jackpot of $1.6 billion. united nations nuclear inspectors are in iran, working to verify the iranians have removed the core of their nuclear reactor. it's the next step in the nuclear deal with the west which was almost scuttled this week
sailors in the persian gulf. that. >> reporter: the speedy released of the sailors is being portrayed by the administration as the product of years of pain staking diplomacy with iran. but critics are describing the incident as just one more iranian provocation. although administration officials publicly described it as a rescue at sea, video released by iran made it look like the american sailors had been captured. forced to kneel with their hands behind their heads and placed in front of a camera to confess. >> it was a mistake. it was our fault and we apologize. >> reporter: that seemed at odds with secretary of state kerry's praise for how the iranians handled the incident. >> i also want to thank the iranian authorities for their cooperation and quick response. these are always situations which, as everybody here knows,
guided, to get out of control. >> reporter: both sides agreed the two boats accidently strayed into iranian territorial waters. exactly how remains unclear. after being held for 16 hours in the persian gulf, the crew was allowed to get back in their boats and sail out to this american warship. the release came after a series of phone calls between secretary kerry and iran's foreign minister, who had developed a working relationship during the long, drawn-out negotiations in which iran agreed to suspend its nuclear program in return for relief from economic sanctions. the iranian foreign minister tweeted he was happy to see dialogue and respect, not threats and impetuousness, swiftly resolve the sailor's episode. but some have been critical of the obama administration, saying this is less a diplomatic success than a case of iran having its cake and eating it, too. >> on the one hand, they're giving the people back in an expeditious manner, which oh by the way, they're required
and take credit for that. but on the other hand, they released domestic press, which makes it sound like it's the americans screwing up, it's really their fault. >> reporter: iran's desire not to derail the nuclear deal between the two countries may really be what resolved this. under that deal, the u.s. is expected to begin releasing about $100 billion in frozen iranian assets in the next few days. the actress who set up sean penn's interview with mexico's most wanted drug lord said people are lying about her role in the case. kate del castillo is speaking out as new information is released on how badly el chapo wanted to meet here. manuel bojorquez reports. >> reporter: when mexican marines raided the house holding el chapo guzman, there was no sign of the drug lord. left behind in his hideout, a
kate del castillo. who arranged the interview with sean penn. now for the first time since guzman's capture, del castillo is speaking publicly, tweeting -- >> reporter: the statement comes after text messages obtained by a mexican newspaper appeared to indicate an infatuation el chapo had with del castillo. in one exchange, el chapo writes -- >> reporter: del castillo responds, i'm so moved that you say you'll take care of me. no one has ever cared for me. as for actor sean penn, guzman didn't seem to know who the academy award winner was. asking his lawyer in one message, what was the actor's name? and later confessing to looking up penn on the internet.
guzman's concerns that people who knew him were being monitored. turns out, he was right. the trail for guzman had gone cold until telecommunication intercepts, along with penn and castillo's travel to meet el chapo, helped u.s. and mexican law enforcement narrow down the drug lord's location. manuel bojorquez, dallas. cheap gas and low interest rates helped automakers to a record sales year in 2015. 17.5 million vehicles sold in america. the latest models are on display right now in detroit at the international auto show. kris van cleave is there. >> reporter: it has the feel of a fashion show. but the models are measured in tons, and the designs, think metallic chic. just unveiled, the return of lincoln's famed continental. it will be the flagship of ford's luxury brand. ceo mark fields. >> we're using the lincoln
call quiet luxury. >> reporter: lexus wasn't being quiet with this debut. volvo and mercedes are pushing safety. the e-300 sedan can even do much to have driving for you. concept cars like this one from buick are fan favorites. part of the reason more than 800,000 people come to this show. but also on display this year are fundamental changes going on in the auto business. >> it's so nice. >> they're seeing the writing on the wall that as autonomy comes out, they're going to be interacting. it's going to be a whole different world for them. >> reporter: gm designed its new chevy bolt for that different world. it can travel more than 200 miles on a charge and costs under $30 grand. >> electrify case is the basis to layer on additional capabilities. >> reporter: getting a slice of the $5.3 trillion transportation service's pie means smarter cars collecting your personal data. >> we're a technology company and more and more we're becoming
about tracking where i'm going and what i'm doing? >> well, this is not about tracking individual customers. this is about customers electing to share their data with us so that in the aggregate, we can discern patterns there. >> reporter: patterns in a business where everything is changing. kris van cleave, detroit, michigan. the "cbs overnight news"
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sternum and broken ribs. >> if i didn't have ten pain pills, i wouldn't go to work. bottom line. >> reporter: changed your life? >> changed everything. >> reporter: duncan developed a life-long addiction to painkillers when his doctor's only treatment was a never-ending supply of pills. >> the only time that you went in to see a doctor was to get your pills. >> reporter: hang on a second. you would go in to get looked at, but the examination isn't done by a doctor? >> no. >> reporter: duncan would wait for hours to be seen for just a few minutes at this clinic where 150 patients line up every day for pain med prescriptions. did you ever say to a doctor, this has gotten out of hand, and i need help? >> no. because you done got used to them and you didn't know how to function without them. >> reporter: this cash-only operation allowed doctors to clear as much as $100,000 a week. >> we're in mingo county, west virginia, executing a search
>> reporter: the clinic was raided and shut down in 2010. >> there's the exam room. >> reporter: these are what past for exam rooms. >> main office. >> reporter: piles of trash and files, loose prescription pads, syringes. and starving birds stuck in roach-infested cages. hundreds of patient records were seized, along with thousands of updated and presigned prescriptions for addicted pain meds like vicodin, xanax. the doctor in charge went to jail for six months for negligence. >> do a drive-by and take a look at the place. >> reporter: dea agent gary newman is investigating dozens of doctors, pharmacies and distributors throughout the state. >> we are talking in a certain sense drug traffickers and they are doing nothing but writing and cranking out prescription after prescription after prescription. >> reporter: they're pushers. >> they truly are.
the highest rate of overdose deaths in the nation. each year, doctors write the equivalent of one painkiller prescription for every man, woman, and child in the state of 1.8 million. in the last year, the west virginia department of health inspected 19 pain clinics. 12 were told to shut down. >> you can actually be so stressed that you can't sleep at night. >> reporter: one is run by dr. michael kastenko. seen here lecturing patients. he's written more than 40,000 pain pill prescriptions over the last two years at his coal country clinic. he was among those ordered to stop operating as a pain clinic, but remains open. after weeks of trying to reach him, we drove out to coal country clinic, located at the end of this narrow two-mile logging road. instead of finding the doctor, we came face-to-face with a rottweiller.
often take years, because these are licensed doctors, writing legal prescriptions. >> therein lies the problem. you have to be able to prove in court that their prescribing was for a nonmedical necessity or in such an aegregious amount that it was negligent. >> reporter: among the 30 west virginians now suing their doctors and pharmacies for enabling their addiction is willis duncan. >> they hurt a lot of people. i mean, it's just a bad deal all the way around. i have nothing for them. nothing for none of them. >> the state of west virginia has begun the process of shutting that clinic down. when the "overnight news" returns, we'll have part two of jim axelrod's investigation. it's already dry! no wait time. this is great. it's very soft. can i keep it? (laughs) all the care of dove... ...now in a dry antiperspirant
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in part two of his investigation, jim axelrod goes back to ground zero. west virginia. suing, accusing pharmacies and drug distributors of making millions, pushing narcotics to anyone who wants them. >> reporter: no state has had more trouble with prescription pain pills than west virginia. and no town in west virginia more trouble than kermit, population 400. this undercover video of
scores of people picking up prescriptions inside, and at the drive-through window. >> they fill more scripts for oxycodone than all but 21 pharmacies in america. >> reporter: in the country? >> reporter: jim cagle represents the state in the groundbreaking lawsuit against pill mills and wholesale drug distributors. >> what you have is some bad doctors and pharmacies who are willing to turn a blind eye because of the money that's involved. >> reporter: more than 3 million doses of hydrocodone was ordered woolly, in one year. he paid drug distributors hundreds of thousands of dollars, while netting more than $6 million in profit. in 2012, he lost his license and served six months in prison for illegally dispensing drugs. but cagle told us the problem persists.
now being sued for negligently filling prescriptions. records show tug valley was filling more than 150 pain prescriptions a day from one clinic alone. we decided to ask the owner about the charges. so your name is in a lawsuit, alleging substandard care. you have nothing to say to me directly? >> no. >> reporter: at his lawyer's direction, he wouldn't respond. >> we would think that an alarm bell would go off. >> reporter: west virginia secretary of health karen bowling says until now, the drug distributors have escaped scrutiny. >> if you are a distributor, providing medication, you know, to pharmacies, that someone would say, you know, wow, this is a lot. what do we need to do about it? >> reporter: that's the premise behind the unprecedented lawsuit. under west virginia's law, distributors are legally bound
pharmacies. >> if that distributor has good reason to believe that the prescriptions that are being filled are not for legitimate medical purposes, they are not to make that delivery. >> reporter: they have an obligation? >> they have a duty, yes. >> reporter: amerisourcebergen is the third largest drug wholesaler in the country and one of 11 defendants in the state's case. over a five-year period, they filled orders for over 118 million for hydrocodone and oxycodone pills, enough to supply every west virginian 13 pain pills every year. that's scary math. >> yes, it is. it is actually the product of what i would refer to as a business plan. a business plan by people that are not honorable people. >> reporter: we reached out to lawyers for amerisourcebergen. they told us they couldn't comment. this trial is set to begin in october.
in just over a month from now, the music industry will honor its brightest stars at the grammys. anthony mason sat down with one of the fresh faces up for best new artist award, james bay. >> reporter: only a few years ago, 25-year-old james bay was playing london pubs, just trying to get noticed. but 2015 changed all that. you had a pretty amazing year. >> 2015 was pretty strong. i had a good time, yeah. it was great. >> reporter: his debut album, which features his hit song "hold back the river," went to number one in britain. he performed his other hit single "let it go" with ed sheeren. and he impressed the rolling
>> new people don't often do that to me. >> reporter: who gave him britain's gq award for breakthrough artist, then joined him on stage at a london concert. >> these surreal things. it's hard to talk about them as if they happened but they did. year, he heard he got a grammy nomination. >> we were in the back of the car, losing our minds. they phoned up and they said, did you see about the other two? and we were like, what, there's two more? 2015 was great. >> reporter: tough to top it. >> yeah, but we're going to try. >> reporter: now he's the latest british musical export trying to make it in america. >> it's a big prize. that's exciting. i can't get away from that, and i don't know if it ever makes me sound naive or anything. at the end of the day, i'm
guitar nirvana in here. >> it really is. >> reporter: bay, who we met at the gibson show room in new york -- >> i'm always drawn to the weird color. >> reporter: this is a beautiful color. he picked up his first guitar when he was 11. in hitchen, a town about an hour north of london, he taught himself to play and joined a local band. >> seeing your name up here was a big deal. this is the holy grail of gigs in hitchen. >> reporter: but bay had greater ambitions. >> giving myself a shot at something more than the buzz we got from playing in a pub to a lot of people. >> reporter: he started performing solo. >> when i first got in front of a mike on stage and it was just me, i started to, you know, find out about what i could do. >> reporter: did you like being up there? >> yeah.
>> reporter: then a fan posted a video to youtube. >> it had like 20 plays on youtube, 22 maybe. but we got the call from a record label in new york who found it somehow. and really liked it. >> reporter: what were you thinking at that point? >> i was thinking, new york? really? >> reporter: signed by republic records, suddenly james bay was on his way. did you have a plan b? >> no. well, drawing. not the best plan b, i don't think. i still love it. >> reporter: he still draws on the road. band mates, rock heroes, selfies, featuring his now signature headgear. where did the hat come from? everybody asks. >> where did the hat come from? it was a very sort of kind of
way as an arartist a a new strain of dog flu is causing concern across the country. so far, at least 2,000 dogs have been affected in 25 states. adriana diaz is in chicago, site of the first outbreak of that virus. >> reporter: here in chicago, the flu spread so quickly last year, that some shelters had to close their doors to prevent it from spreading. here they've treated more than 300 sick dogs and housed some temporarily while they recover. all of these dogs are healthy, but vets are paying close attention to make sure none develop symptoms. ashley lease walks dogs in the seattle area.
attention to her four legged friends. after warnings about the new strain of dog flu. >> they can get sick just like us. i know how much i hate being sick. >> reporter: county health officials say up to 90 dogs in this kennel may have been exposed to the virus. two have tested positive for the flu, but further tests are needed to confirm it's the new strain. >> none of the dogs have immunity to fight it off, so you see large numbers of dogs getting ill when the virus starts to circulate. when dogs are going to dog daycares or dog parks or boarding overnight in fennel facilities, it can spread rapidly. >> reporter: cases showed up last march in chicago and spread quickly. around 2,000 dogs in 24 states have been infected. a vaccine was made available in november. vets say the disease is rarely fatal, but owners should see a vet right away if their dog shows symptoms.
miss a meal, you see coughing, just being tired, moping around, it could be a sign of a fever. if you see that, give your local veterinarian a call, schedule an appointment, because they'll need to get on some special medications for it. >> reporter: pet owners in the seattle area are concerned. the health department says their facebook posts outlining the symptoms has been viewed 189,000 times since tuesday. local vets are now stocking up on the vaccine. while the virus is no laughing matter, this viral video features a chicago pup named herbert who is putting on a brave face while recovering from the flu. >> dogs are household members and often times they're like kids in the family and people want to take care of their pets and keep them safe. >> reporter: humans can't contract the virus, but they can spread it to healthy dogs after close contact with a sick dog. by the way, all of these puppies are available for adoption. so guys, just let me know which one you like.