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the mountain gorillas of central south africa are among the most endangered animals on the planet. fewer than 900 exist on the borders of the democratic congo. there is a team of doctors healthy. >> reporter: with the wounded gorilla close by, the gorilla doctors prep their medical gear on the floor of the forests. >> and martin of you could get the medicine ready. >> reporter: finding her had not been easy and they didn't want to lose this chance to treat her. >> and then you're going to use that volume. >> yes. >> reporter: dr. mike cranfield has been running gorilla doctors
dr. eddy kambala is his right hand, and dr. martin kobala, one of his newest veterinarians. >> so eddy is getting it ready, because it is a snare, he will dart. >> are you a good shot, eddy? >> he is an excellent shot. >> reporter: eddy grabbed his dart gun that was loaded with anesthetic, and wen t wounded gorilla who had hurt herself after wounding herself in the snare set by the poacher. they had to cut a path in the forest as she went. she was with her group and they were moving fast. thick vegetation gave way to a pairing. where they spotted her. then eddy stepped forward and
as soon as it hit, she took off. and the team followed. they knew she had to be close. it was an unforgettable sight. minutes to assess her wound and treat it before the anesthetic wore off. they call this an intervention. >> eddy and i and martin have done probably 15 interventions together, it's a team, it's always a team. and we have some of the most important patients in the world, right? if something doesn't go right, basically you can almost count
worldwide. >> how would you rate the quality of your work as an organization? >> i think it's very good. actually. >> reporter: when they're not doing emergency interventions, mike said his doctors are out making house calls. and in the ten days we spent with them we went on a few. this one in the drc, where eddy and martin are based. all the signs are so that means she is still healthy. >> active, moving. >> reporter: yeah. >> she is using all limbs. i can just see how she is breathing. i can try to count the breathing rate like now, you see. one, you can see how the abdomen is raising. two. three. >> reporter: these gorillas live in veronga, the oldest national park in africa.
most forbidding landscape you will ever see. when the gorilla doctors began to work here, the mountain gorillas were almost extinct. today they're the only population that is growing. >> they're increasing at 4% a year, which is about the maximum that they could, if that is the fastest that the human population is growing on the earth, the veterinarians are credited with 50% of that growth or 2% a year. >> doctors. >> we're the only veterinarians working on the gorillas in the clinical sense. >> reporter: over the years, mike told us he has had a few run-ins with his patients. >> he came flying towards me, about 30 yards, and just punched me in the face. >> reporter: did it hurt? >> a little bit. >> reporter: this is umoja,
hanging out of her body when the gorilla doctors got to her. now eight years later mike wanted us to meet her. which meant hiking through a bamboo forest and layers of vegetation to up to more than 9,000 feet. there on the volcanic slopes in rwanda, we found umoji's family. and here she is, a few mother, her baby boy only a month >> umoja is probably the most spectacular case we have ever had. and that brought a lot of pride for gorilla doctors. >> so it's not just the animals you save. it's the future generation. >> correct, you're actually influencing not one life, but multiple lives. >> reporter: in rwanda, where we
gorillas are a national symbol. he was 14 when his country was torn apart by genocide in 1994 when hundreds were slaughtered. >> so what do you remember from that time? >> darkness, you don't have much thinking but you can see this is over, the whole country is over. >> reporter: in 22 years, rwanda has risen from the ashes and the gorillas are at the that transformation. close to 30,000 tourists come every year for the gorillas, and tourism is the biggest source of income for this tiny nation. >> okay these guys are very important to us. these gorillas are important to us. everyone feels that. >> reporter: mike, who works with the uc davis wildlife
headquarters when he got the call from the drc. before long we were rushing for the border. from the moment you get that phone call is there a pressure to move as fast as you can? >> yeah, speed, speed, speed is everything. 24 hours can make a difference to having function, full function in the hand. >> reporter: that is kind of tough here sometimes, because speed matters. but to get there you have to take the slow boat. >> reporter: dr. eddy kambale was waiting for us at the slow boat on the other side of the border on the shores of the lake, amid the crowd and chaos and struggling to hold onto our gear we boarded with minutes to spare and settled in for the long journey. a 12-hour odyssey over africa's great lakes. we rose as the sun came up and
bustle of the early morning. and then we had to still get to the animal. >> that is sometimes the most difficult part. >> reporter: a bumpy ride and broken bridge took us to the edge of the national park. from here, we went on foot. hiking deep into one of the largest forests in the drc. every time we went down, we had to come back up. and the hills were steep. we sign of the gorillas.
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been, it's candid. >> on this one, i'm not certain i can reassure you. >> reporter: gifford, a former obama fundraiser and political appointee will be missed by the danes, because he has been more than a diplomat. he has been a tv star. this is the catchly entitled "i am the >> i have the best job in the world. and that is the only way you can explain it. >> reporter: it was suppose to be abide the scenes look of the ambassador's life, designed by a cult audience of foreign policy geeks. >> we thought if we were lucky we may have 50,000 danes tune in. >> reporter: but the audience of danes, hundreds of thousands of
the numbers shocked the producer. >> from danish eyes, he looks like a hollywood star, perfect smile, good looking, smart and so on. >> an american from central casting almost. >> yeah. >> reporter: and with appealing central character, all the show needed was a plot twist. enter kitchen left rufus' partner, steven. >> should be home by 7:00, evening is >> getting nervous? >> you know, i feel good, i really good. i think it's just a matter of getting started more than anything. >> reporter: what they wanted and maybe what the show needed was a little drama. how about a good old fashioned wedding? theirs, complete with banter. >> i'm still not sure i'm going to go through with it. >> that makes two of us. >> reporter: it did go ahead. a happy day.
statement. >> and i therefore proclaim that you are legally married. congratulations congratulations. >> reporter: and there was an element of diplomacy there. or politics, whatever you want to call it. >> well, what were you trying to prove? >> we were in the same place in copenhagen city hall, where the first same-sex unions in the world took place, steven and i got >> reporter: as a diplomatic pr exercise, it all works in liberal denmark. but could it work elsewhere? hans heads a think tank. >> where couldn't it work? >> it couldn't work in eastern russia. >> because of attitudes to gayness? >> mostly, yes. >> reporter: but it's worked so well in denmark, the show has been picked up by netflix. >> you never know where the show
the holiday travel season is right around the corner, and if you're one of the millions of americans planning to fly, get to the airport early and don't bring liquids through the security gate. but there are things you can't plan for like this woman jumping off p in houston. kris van cleave has more. >> reporter: things were going well for this flight when the plane taxied to the gate. then, one of the passengers bolted. >> lady on the plane just jumped out. >> reporter: passengers on the flight 1892 were stunned when a
surveillance video showed her leaving the plane through a window. according to one official, the woman left after going to a restroom, opening the exit door and made the 15-foot jump without an emergency slide. hampton freeman shot this video. >> and i look over and it's sunlight. and i just see a figure -- step out of it. >> reporter: the woman was quickly caught by police who were surprised she didn't have a scratch on her. >> the airplanes sit at the gate is a very dangerous place if you're not trained and don't have the proper equipment. there were a lot of people put in danger because of her. >> reporter: according to the faa, difficult passengers have been on the decline since 2012. but one spokesperson said we hardly go a day without at least one report. >> if you can hear me, donald trump, baby.
banned this trump supporter for life for his rant on a flight from allentown to pennsylvania last week. the airline apologized saying the customer should not have been allowed to continue on the flight. >> reporter: although disruptive passengers can face fines and punishment, some aviation experts say the punishment should be tougher. >> if you punish somebody severely for disrupting a flight there would be a lot ls >> reporter: now in this most recent case, the woman was taken to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation. police say she is not going to face any criminal charges and have not discussed why she used the exit the way she did. as for the other 98 passengers on board they had to wait for officers with a k-9 to come onto the plane and clear the aircraft before they were allowed to get off at the gate. >> that is the overnight news for this thursday.
others, check back with the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast news center in new york city, i'm don dahler. >> mason: deadly disasters in the deep south. >> we took off running. the wind picked us up and threw us. >> mason: tornadoes and wildfires destroy hundreds of buildings and force thousands to also tonight, a charlotte police officer is cleared in the fatal shooting of a black man that led to days of unrest. >> officer vincent saw mr. scott holding up a semiautomatic handgun. >> mason: safari in southern california-- the hunt for a killer mountain lion. and, a wake-up call about the high cost of sleep deprivation for productivity and longevity. captioning sponsored by cbs
we begin tonight with violent weather in the south. time-lapse video shows a tornado touching down today near atlanta. other twisters were reported in florida and louisiana. they were, apparently, not as devastating as some of the 25 reported across the south earlier wednesday morning that left at least five people dead. mark strassmann is in alabama. >> reporter: rosalie, alabama, population 700, took the storm's first knockout punch at five minutes after midnight. this trailer home flipped and killed three people inside. that runs along state highway 71. one resident told us the lights went out, and then he heard a loud growling sound, and in 10 seconds, all these buildings were destroyed and these semitrucks were flipped like tonka toys. in neighboring ider, we found 14-year-old aubrey williams. her aunt and uncle own this former daycare center where her family rode out the storm. only the bathroom still stands.
wind picked us up and threw us, and we went through walls and the roof fell down and collapsed on us. >> reporter: four adults and three children hunkered down here. four of them are in the hospital, including her mother. 100 miles north, 135-mile-per- hour winds raked athens, tennessee. mcminn county sheriff joe guy: >> we have not had a fatality at this point. i think that's something that we're very blessed to be able to say. >> this save-a-lot store, james and sherry long took shelter in this 19th century home they've been renovating. it needs a lot more work now. >> i think the only thing we can do to this place is a bulldozer. >> reporter: this is where we met 14-year-old aubrey williams. she told us her mother, uncle, and aunt all had surgery today and are recovering in the i.c.u. anthony, this severe weather system and threat will move into the carolinas overnight.
the storms provided some help in the battle against wildfires in the great smoky mountains of tennessee. today, three more bodies were recovered, bringing the death toll to at least seven. the fires have destroyed more than 700 buildings. demarco morgan is in tennessee. >> reporter: we are standing in what's left of what once was a window to this three-bedroom home, now just part of the frame still left after wildfires destroyed the place. and now all you can see is remnants, burned out appliances pretty much make out like this a.c. here and the fireplace. this home had been in the cogdale family for more than five decades. if you look to my left, you can see the shed and the garage that was also destroyed here, a place that family members said held most of their memorabilia pieces, pieces that they cherish. they also told us that the fire actually started far behind us at this mountain here. the locals call it "the falls," and quickly spread over the highway to where we are now.
>> mason: demarco morgan, thanks, demarco. in north carolina, there will be no criminal charges in the death of 43-year-old keith scott. today, the prosecutor cleared charlotte-mecklenberg police officer brentley vinson, saying the evidence of the shooting in september was justified. here's jericka duncan. >> don't shoot him. he has no weapon. >> reporter: this video, along with eyewitness reports that keith lamont scott wna spurred days of protests in charlotte. but today, district attorney andrew murray said he wanted to debunk what he called misinformation. for instance, eyewitness accounts that scott did not have a weapon. >> mr. scott's gun, a colt .380 semi-automatic was recovered at the scene. it had one round in the chamber. the safety was off and the gun was cocked. >> reporter: murray showed this surveillance video taken shortly before the shooting at a
on scott's ankle and thought it was a holstered gun. officer brentley vinson and another officer were at scott's apartment complex to execute a warrant for someone else's arrest. vinson noticed scot was smoking marijuana in a parked s.u.v. he ignored it. >> that all changed when officer vinson saw mr. scott holding up a semiautomatic handgun as he sat in his vehicle. >> reporter: they approached scott with police vests and told him at least 10 times to drop his weapon. >> drop the gun! >> he had a blank stare, as if he was in a trance-like state. >> reporter: shortly thereafter, vinson fired four shots. >> don't do you it! >> reporter: striking scott in his wrist, abdomen and rear shoulder. vinson spoke to investigators that night. >> reporter: attorney justin bamberg represents the scott family. >> at the end of the day, we're
tragic. >> reporter: in a statement, the scott family said that they were very disappointed with the decision. anthony, they did call on any protests tonight or in the coming days to be peaceful. >> mason: jericka duncan, thanks, jericka. 51 days before he becomes president, donald trump says he will take steps to distance himself from the business empire that bears his name. here's chief whiteou >> reporter: the president-elect promised on twitter to take himself completely out of his business operations, calling it "visually important to in no way have a conflict of interest." mr. trump and his children, slated to take over the family business, will outline details december 15. incoming chief of staff, reince priebus: >> what people should glean from all of this is that there is a plan that's being worked on. there are really smart ethics
>> reporter: mr. trump has business holdings in the u.s. and more than 20 countries. the president-elect has already had conversations with heads of state from japan, argentina, and turkey, where daughter ivanka participated. he has met with business partners from india and the philippines. norm eisen is an expert on white house ethics. >> the president-elect not only has substantial domestic interests that stretch across the united states. he has very complex international interests and relationships that implicate foreign governments. >> reporter: the central issue-- will mr. trump sell off his business holdings and place them in a blind trust, as previous presidents have? the key word is "divest." >> what he tweeted about today is not complete separation. it's only separating from operations, not from his ownership interest. no american voted for mr. trump to violate our constitution. >> reporter: after mr. trump's announcement, the office of government ethics tweeted, "brilliant, divestiture is good
the president-elect is making good on a campaign promise to keep jobs from leaving the country. dean reynolds has more from indianapolis. companies like carrier, f simply fire their workers, and move their operations to mexico. guess what? not gonna be so easy to do anymore. >> reporter: and to prove that point, trump and vice president- elect mike pence will be here tomorrow when carrier announces it will not be moving as much manpower to mexico, saving about 1,000 american jobs. what's your reaction to this news? >> i'm still in shock, really that mr. trump was able to actually put his words into actions. >> reporter: t.j. bray is a trump-supporting union member who's worked at carrier for 14 years. union workers-- >> yeah, union workers.
>> because this guy was talking the things that everybody wanted to hear. >> reporter: just nine months ago, carrier shocked its workforce. >> the best way to stay competitive and protect the business for long term is to move production from our facility in indianapolis to monterey, mexico. >> reporter: under pressure to maximize profits, u.s. manufacturers have found cheap mexican labor almost irresistible. by reversing course, carrier's parent company, united technologies, now stands to lose $65 million it hoped to save on wages in mexico. but for a company that does a lot of business with the federal government and made $4 billion in profits last year, that's a small price to pay to get out of the doghouse and on to the right side of the president-elect. trump and the company will release details tomorrow, anthony, but carrier said
it was promised, estimated in the millions of dollars, helped to seal this deal. >> mason: dean reynolds, thank you, dean. a cockpit recorder has captured the voice of the pilot of that doomed plane carrying a brazilian soccer team. he tells the tower he is out of fuel. the pilot also said the plane had an electrical failure. the british-made jet went down monday night in the mountains near medellin, colombia, eight the pilot was among 71 killed. six others survived. the soccer team was flying to the finals of a south american tournament. a u.n. envoy said today there are no red lines left to cross in syria. every rule of war has been systematically disregarded. in aleppo, a bombing campaign by syrian government forces backed by russia has left neighborhoods in ruins.
the east from rebels. civilians are caught in the middle. debora patta reports from syria. >> reporter: this is what the aftermath of an artillery strike sounds like as the syrian military continues the assault on the rebel-held parts of aleppo. dozens of people were killed in this attack. grief hangs in the air. this teenaged boy just lost his mother in the strike. "one of my sisters was pulled out alive," he said. "but i don't know about the other." he is one of tens of thousands of civilians caught in the cross-fire as the syrian army continues to advance. they face an impossible choice-- to stay means facing a daily barrage of bombs. but to run can be just as deadly. this woman died in the street with a backpack on her shoulders. those who managed to escape are being housed in makeshift shelters, many already filled to
this old factory houses over 8,000 people, but still, they keep arriving and new beds have to be found. remarkably, children play, perhaps to forget the horror of what they have seen. old men cry, perhaps because they can't forget. in an impassioned plea to the united nations today, anthony, stephen o'brien begged the security council to find ways to protect civilians fleeing the conflict in eastern aleppo before it became what he called one giant graveyard. >> mason: debora patta in damascus, thanks. it's all but certain president obama will leave office without fulfilling one of his original campaign promises-- to shut the u.s. military prison for terror suspects at guantanamo bay, cuba. dozens remain locked up there.
inside look at the prison. >> reporter: these are the remnants of guantanamo's notorious camp x-ray, where hundreds of suspected terrorists were caged in the panicked aftermath of 9/11. the picture today is far different. the 60 remaining detainees, whose faces we were not permitted to film, lounge in modern, open cell blocks, eating and praying regularly. over the past eight years, 180 detainees have been released from guantanamo, leaving most of the prison empty. donald trump has vowed to reverse course. >> and we're going to load it up with some bad dudes, believe me. we're going to load it up. >> reporter: admiral peter clarke, who commands the detention facility, says there is room for hundreds more prisoners. but he vowed never to use harsh interrogation methods like waterboarding which trump has considered reviving. >> that's the debate in washington. that's not the debate here. there is no debate here because
humane care and custody and will continue to be so. >> reporter: there will not be torture at guantanamo? >> i am confident there will not be torture at guantanamo. >> reporter: 21 of the remaining detainees have been cleared for release to other countries, but that leaves some of the most dangerous people still at guantanamo. the obama administration's plan for those risky prisoners, like 9/11 mastermind khaled sheikh mohammed, was to transfer them to high-security prisons in the u.s., but the republican-led congress blocked it. texas congressman mac thornberry: >> the fear is they will be a magnet for other terrorists to come and either try to break them out or just to punish the communities. >> reporter: lee wolosky, the administration's envoy for closing guantanamo, disagrees. >> we have consistently housed dangerous terrorists in our federal prison system without incident. >> reporter: the administration estimates it will soon cost $10 million per year per guantanamo detainee.
the next president to shut it down. anthony? >> mason: margaret brennan, thanks, margaret. coming up next on the cbs evening news: the hunt for malibu's most-wanted-- a mountain lion. and later a new study says we're not getting enough "z"s. i really did save hundreds of dollars on my car insurance with geico. i should take a closer look at geico... geico has a long history of great savings and great service. seventy-five years? that is great. speaking of great, check out these hot riffs. you like smash mouth? uh, yeah i have an early day tomorrow so... wait. almost there. goodnight, bruce. gotta tune the "a." (humming) take a closer look at geico. great savings.
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california, it's open season on a beast that may have finally bitten off more than it can chew. carter evans joined the hunt. >> reporter: in the mountains above the beaches of malibu, a neighborly dispute is under way between man and mountain lion. >> last night, he went over to the petting zoo just over the hill and killed a sheep and a pygmy goat and ate the goat. >> reporter: like many here in the santa monica mountains, wendell phillips keeps exotic animals on his ranch. five of his alpacas were known as p-45. he struck again next door killing 10 alpacas, a goat and a sheep. now he has a state permit to shoot the mountain lion. >> nobody wants to kill him. he's an animal. i wish they could preserve his life, but i don't want to keep adding my animals to the food chain. >> reporter: roughly 6,000 mountain lions live in the state and one of the largest groups roams just 40 miles from los angeles. many are tracked by the national park service. p-45, as he's known, has a
>> we know he was there at the time, so it's pretty darn likely that it was him. >> reporter: seth riley is a wildlife ecologist studying the mountain lions in the area, where more than 50 ranch animals have been killed in the last year. in your eyes here it sounds like the solution is pretty simple. >> it is, yeah, which is to protect livestock. what that means is bringing them in to full enclosures at night. they won't be vulnerable. >> reporter: phillips says hunting the lion is another option. >> with this mountain lion, th only-- i think the only solution is adios, mr. mountain lion. >> reporter: do you think that will solve the problem? >> well, definitely not in the long run because there are other mountain lions out there. so even if they do kill him, there are other mountain lions out there. >> reporter: phillips has just one week left to track down p-45 before his permit runs out. so for now, anthony, the hunter remains the hunted.
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was hit by a piece of equipment last night during setup. thousands packed the streets of miami's "little havana" tonight to mark the death of fidel castro. many are cuban exiles demanding democracy in their homeland. today in havana, castro's ashes were placed in a military jeep for a 500-mile procession that will end in santiago for his funeral on sunday. new york city police released surveillance video of a suspect last seen carrying a bucket of gold. the video shows him stealing it off an armored truck on a ren't looking. while guards he made a slow getaway, lugging the 86-pound bucket of flakes worth $1.6 million. investigators believe he may have hauled it to florida. there's a retirement plan.
>> mason: and now a bedtime story. a new study says we're not sleeping enough. here's dr. jon lapook. >> reporter: kristin lemkau, is a marketing executive at j.p. morgan chase who averages about 6.5 hours of sleep a night. but now her company is now promoting a healthier lifestyle and encouraging her to sleep eight hours. >> there has to be time when the brain slows down and you can get more sleep. the biggest mistakes i have made in my life recently have been when i'm tired. >> reporter: the new report by the rand corporation fds get less than seven hours of sleep a night, and that is costly to their employers. dr. charles czeisler directing the sleep health institute at brigham and women's hospital in boston. >> people are exhausted, they don't have the energy. sometimes they can't even get to work, and that's why-- that's why there are six lost work days per year, additional lost work days, in individuals who sleep less than six hours a night. >> reporter: and lack of sleep
>> if the people who slept less than six hours a night simply upped the game a little bit, that would save $200 billion a year in lost productivity. >> reporter: lack of sleep causes accidents and is linked to heart disease, diabetes, and depression. risk of death increases 13% for people who average less than six hours a night, compared to those getting seven to nine. do you have to change the culture so that if you get an e- mail at 11 p.m. and you don't answer it, it's okay? >> yes. and even more, i have to not send them. >> reporter: powering up by powering down. dr. jon lapook, cbs news, new york. >> and that's the overnight news for this thursday. for some of you the news continues, for others, check back with us a little later for the morning news.
captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, december 1st, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." just happened to fast. probably two or three seconds, it was gone. >> deadly tornadoes rip through the south, unleashing while communities in tennessee are still reeling from devastating wildfires. the election is over, but the president-elect is hitting the road again. mr. trump launches a thank you tour. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green.
assessing the damage of following an onslaught of deadly wildfires and tornadoes. the tornadoes are blamed for at least five deaths. 13 confirmed tornadoes caused significant damage across four states. hard-hit alabama is under a state of emergency. roxana saberi is here in new york with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the twisters touched down in alabama, louisiana, mississippi and tennessee from tuesday into wednesday. they lt devastation, and tears. search and rescue teams spanned out across parts of the southeast into the night. >> we got crews out doing home searches, making sure everybody is okay. >> reporter: as residents in alabama took stock of the devastation around them. in the small town of rosalie yesterday, a tornado ripped apart homes and businesses and killed three people waiting out the storm inside their mobile home. jim smith knew one of them. >> it was a friend of mine's daughter. that's why my business is gone.
i'll get it altogether and restart. >> reporter: 100 miles north, mark falk, jr., a firefighter, and his daughter sandra was killed when an ef--4 tornado struck polk county in tennessee. >> i loved the five department and loved what it represented and loved to work with the neighborhoods and the kids. >> reporter: at least five other counties in the state were also moved to tears, sharing the story of a family who escaped the worst. >> a baby was born at the local hospital and that family's house had been destroyed. >> reporter: the twisters were part of an onslaught of severe weather that also plagued parts of georgia, louisiana, and mississippi, where powerful winds flipped cars and even 18-wheelers. >> we are really lucky that nobody was hurt here tonight. you know? it could be the other way. >> reporter: the storm system also moved through the carolinas, bringing down trees and closing roads. the national weather service says a day care in alabama was alo destroyed.
injured. >> that is going to be a tough day, for sure, for many. roxana saberi in new york, thank you so much. there are at least seven confirmed fatalities from the wildfires that ransacked east tennessee. more than 400 homes and buildings were destroyed or damaged near the town of gatlinburg, just outside of the great smoky mountains national park. search and rescue crews continue to look for survivors or victims. rain has helped suppress the flames but the danger is not over. of the families that may not have been insured, a lot of the families that don't know where -- where to go or what is next. >> dolly parton's theme park dollywood escaped mostly intact but she made a very generous night to pay $1,000 a month to families who lost their homes in the wildfires until they get back on their feet. president-elect trump travels to indiana today to announce a deal to keep hundreds
federal officials say the deal keeps 800 union jobs at the indianapolis plant that were going to be moved to mexico. what is unclear is just what the workers will have to give up or what incentives were offered to make carrier change its mind. hundreds of other workers, though, will lose their jobs. after his stop in indiana, mr. trump will begin a post election thank you tour. he announced yesterday he'll leave his children in charge of his business empire to focus on running the country. he also announced more cabinet picks but not the secretary of state nominee. marlie hall reports. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump is getting closer to filling out all of his cabinet positions. he named wilbur ross, a 79-year-old billionaire, to lead the commerce department. and stephen mnuchin, a former goldman sachs partner, to be treasury secretary. he is expected to play a mainly
plan. >> i know what it takes to make sure that we can make loans to small and mid market companies and that is going to be our big focus. >> reporter: mr. trump also tweeted he plans to step away from all of his businesses to focus on running the country. but the watchdog group crew released a statement critical of mr. trump's decision saying, what he does not seem to realize or does not want to admit is that the conflicts arise from his ownership of the trump organization. still on the president-elect's to do list, selecting a secretary of state. retired general david petraeus, rudy giuliani, and former gop nominee mitt romney are all said to be on the short list. marlie hall, cbs news, new york. nancy pelosi was re-elected as the house democratic leader, but 63 democrats voted against her. pelosi held off a challenge from ohio congressman tim ryan, but he was her stiffest challenge since she began leading house democrats in 2002. the election was originally scheduled to be held before thanksgiving. it was rescheduled to give
path forward following the election. the family of keith lamont scott says it's profoundly disappointed that a charlotte police officer who shot and killed scott was cleared of wrongdoing. dozens gathered last night to protest the decision. scott was killed september 20th in a parking lot. prosecutors produced evidence they say proved scott was armed and say officer brently vincent was justified in opening fire. >> the recommendation was that bears repeating. 15 career prosecutors and their recommendation was unanimous. >> officers say scott ignored at least ten orders to drop his weapon. scott's wife said medicine he was taking made him zone out. jury deliberations resume this morning in the murder trial of a former charleston police officer michael slagr.
walter scott. the case went to the jury last night. slagr hit scott with five bullets in the back during a traffic stop last year. he is charged for murder but the jury could convict him of a lesser charge, manslaughter. the pilot of a plane with brazilian soccer team on board told reporters he had run out of fuel. tributes were held for the victims of the crash. 71 people were killed. survivors. in a desperate exchange right before the crash, the pilot pleaded for permission to land. the plane had a maximum range of 1,600 nautical miles. that is just under the distance between the destination medellin and its starting point santa cruz, bolivia. france is giving peace another chance. its congress ended the agreement