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the american servicemen and women to say things like thanks for watching kpix 5 news this morning. have a great memorial day. good morning to our viewers in the west. it's monday may 26 2014. welcome to "cbs this morning." new details in the santa barbara rampage. did authorities miss early warning signs? and president obama returns from a surprise trip to afghanistan. why some troops will stay behind. >> pope francis makes a push for peace on historic trip to the holy land. plus a world war ii co-pilot's flight of destiny. >> first a look at the "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> a california community is shaken by a disturbing mass murder.
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>> all the victims have been identified in a killing spree that left seven people dead including the gunmen. >> i will destroy you. >> the manifesto he left behind indicates he had been planning the attack for quite some time. >> and officials acting on an alert from local health officials, they felt that rodger posed no threat. >> and three people are missing in a massive mudslide in a remote area in colorado. >> the pope wrapped up his trip to the middle east. >> pope francis arranged a meeting at the vatican next month. >> yesterday the president delivered a special message in afghanistan during an unannounced visit. >> by the end of this year, our combat mission will be over. america's war in afghanistan will come to a responsible end. >> gunmen have shut down the airport in eastern ukraine, the
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day after the country chose a candy tycoon as its next president. >> in alaska a blaze is forcing thousands of structures to be evacuated. >> called strike three and a no-hitter! josh beckett history on a memorial day weekend. >> and reeling in a very rare fish. >> a 99-year-old woman has graduated from college 75 years after a $5 transcript fee kept her from getting her diploma. >> here comes castroneves. hunter-re hunter-reay wins the indianapolis 500!
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welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm anthony mason with margaret brennan. good morning. happy memorial day. >> happy memorial day to you. >> charlie rose and norah o'donnell are off. >> we now know all the names of the six people killed by elliot rodgers. authorities are at the home looking for clues and going through lengthy youtube videos and a lengthy manifesto. >> he shot two of his roommates in his home and then shot and killed two women and people in a convenience store. he drove firing at people until he finally shot himself.
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danielle good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as the sun comes up here in the west, the memorial behind me continues to grow at the deli where one of the victims was killed. and we're learning some good news about the five remaining victims in the hospital. they are now listed in fair or good condition. and while authorities continue to piece together the how and where this rampage occurred so many here will never be able to fully comprehend why. sheriffs deputies widened the investigation sunday expanding the case from 80 miles southeast from isla vista to los angeles, serving warrants at the home of his father and the west hills home of his mother searching for
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more clues >> according to published reports, elliot's parents received the manifesto and were rushing to isla vista while their son was opening fire. >> you had parents who were trying to prevent this type of event from happening. they did virtually everything they could do.
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>> reporter: police say rodger started his killing spree at his apartment. he then went to a nearby sorority house with the intense to kill as many inside as possible. denied entry, he killed two female students outside, including 19-year-old veronica weis. >> my subconscious is telling me that she's still alive and she's going to send me a text or call me, ask for money, like college kids do. >> reporter: rodger then drove to a nearby convenience store and opened fire killing another male student. >> they were like he's been hit, he's been hit, there's blood everywhere, call 911. they tried to revive him, a couple people in here tried to help him, give him cpr and nothing was working. >> reporter: rodger drove off and began shooting from his car window, injuring 13 people. he drove into two bicyclist, one victim thrown on the hood of rodger rodger' car, shattering the
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windshield. he finally came to a stop after colliding with parked cars. he was found dead with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. the sheriff said rodgers was under the care of a variety of health care professionals. he said it was quote, very very apparent he was severely mentally disturbed. >> danielle, thank you. this morning the santa barbara sheriff is defending his deputies who visited elliot rodger's apartment just last month. the officers reported that rodger didn't seem to be a danger to himself or to others. bob orr is here with a look at the evidence they did not see. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. in hindsight it seems clear that he was a time bomb. he wasn't to avenge his social isolation. his family's concern eventually did bring the police but they
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saw no sign of a threat. just three weeks before his rampage, sheriff deputies met rodger at his door. his family notified a social worker who notified police. deputies say he was polite and courteous. >> he just didn't meet the criteria for any further intervention that the point. >> reporter: but the deputies never went inside rodger's apartment and there was no indication he had purchased three handguns and ammunition. >> he apparently had never been either institutionalized or committed for an involuntary hold of any kind. those are the two triggers that actually make -- would have made him a prohibited person in terms of a firearms purchase. >> reporter: while the encounter did not alarm the officer, it
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alarmed rodger. rodger wrote "if they had demanded to search my room that, would have ended everything. for a few horrible seconds i thought it was all over. when they left the biggest wave of relief swept over me." in all deputies made three contacts with rodger in the past year. he was never deemed a threat but his neighbors knew something was off. >> talking with him, he was a very, very troubled kid. >> reporter: criminologist jeffrey butts says the system is flawed. >> the problem is the law enforcement system should not be asked to do that to screen whether he is a threat to himself or others. that should be done by a clinician of some kind. i think california would be better off in f they used a combination of clinician and law enforcement official to make that contact. >> the most frightening aspect of the case is it could happen again. he had never been judged ineligible to buy a weapon so he
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legally assembled an arsenal. >> christopher michael martinez one of the victims, was an english major at u.c. santa barbara. his father gave an emotional statement saturday. >> our family has a message for every parent out there. you don't think it will happen to your child until it does. chris was a really great kid. ask anyone who knew him. his death has left our family lost and broken. why did chris die? chris died because of craven irresponsible politicians and the nra. they talk about gun rights. what about chris' right to live? when will this insanity stop?
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when will enough people say stop this madness, we don't have to live like this! too many have died! we should say to ourselves not one more! >> and we'll hear more from victims' family members ahead on "cbs this morning." >> president obama returned to the white house this morning after a surprise visit to afghanistan. the president spent about four hours with american troops and their commanders sunday. major garrett is at the white house with new information the president revealed about the future of the u.s. mission. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. president obama worked overtime to thank military personnel stationed at bagram air base and he told the country american forces will stay behind in afghanistan after 2014. the big question how many of the forces currently in afghanistan will have to stay behind? president obama arrived to thank the troops and announce a key
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decision. in some capacity u.s. forces will continue the fight. >> we can plan for a limited military presence in afghanistan beyond 2014 because after all the sacrifices we've made we want to preserve the gains that you have helped to win. >> reporter: mr. obama said u.s. forces will stay when the new afghan president to be determined in a june 14 runoff election signs a new security agreement. both candidates have vowed to sign that agreement. top advisers tell us the president has rejected the advice to remove all troops from afghanistan. defense secretary chuck hagel hinted at the move in this interview last week with charlie rose. >> i think we have a presence there, should have a presence there. i think we can continue to help train, assist advise counterterrorism. >> reporter: that will be the mission. the question how many forces
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will mr. obama keep in afghanistan? estimates range as high as 10,000. each thousand troops cost the pentagon $1 billion a year. ♪ and i've been away too long ♪ >> reporter: the president brought country music star brad paisley along for the ride and he paid personal tribute with the troops spending 90 minutes to shake each and every hand of the military at bagram. the white house made a serious mistake on this trip inadvertently disclosing the name of the cia station chief in kabul when it gave the list people he was meeting with. the name was not been discovered but the white house blew the cover of their station chief. the station chief will probably
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have to flee afghanistan to avoid retribution from the taliban and may have fled the country already. margaret? >> major, thank you. crews are searching for three people reported missing after a massive mudslide in western colorado. it happened near the town of colbrun. heavy rain helped trigger it. the mudslide is four miles long two miles wide and in some places it's 250 feet deep. so far no homes are reported damaged. >> pope francis is wrapping up his three-day visit to the middle east. he unexpectedly mixed politics and religion. he viented the president of israel and the palestinian president to rome to pray for peace. both accepted. allen pizzey is in jerusalem. >> reporter: good morning. the program for the popes's final day here is a delicate dance around some of the most politically and emotionally charged issues and venues of his
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three-day pilgrimage. it began with a visit to the dome of the rock, the third holiest spot in islam. he made a political point by demanding an end of political occupation. "may we respect and love one another as brothers and sisters," he said "may no one abuse in the name of violence." francis slipped a note with the lord's prayer in spanish into a crack. in a ceremony bound to win over israelis he became the first pope to preside over a wreath laying. an unscheduled pause at a memorial for victims of terrorism made at the request of israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu was a counter to the pope's stop at the security wall
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in palestinian territory yesterday. the most poignant visit of the day was the holocaust memorial. in an address that was in fact a prayer, francis used the evocative hebrew word in reference to the holocaust, which he called an enduring symbol to the depth to which human evil can sink adding "i beg god there will never be another such crime." he kissed the hands of half a dozen holocaust survivors and listened to their stories of horror. the pope's scheduled is packed until the moment he leaves later this evening. the trip still has potential pitfalls but if the trip continues the way it has, he will avoid them. >> armed rebels are blocking donetsk's airport. petro poroshenko says restoring stability will require russian
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involvement but also said it should only take hours to defeat rebel forces. we go to donetsk where the separatists disrupted the vote. charlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the situation has changed considerably here today. we've seen fighter jets roaring overhead. a fight is under way at the airport. helicopter gunships are involved. we've heard loud explosions this morning. this comes as a time that the president-elect said his priority is resolving the crisis here. he's claiming victory but billionaire petro poroshenko won't have much time to celebrate. his first priority he said was to put an end to the war and chaos in eastern ukraine. >> and we will again, fight for the trust of the people. >> reporter: the so-called chocolate king for a fortune built on a chocolate empire he emerged as a political power during the uprising that brought down the government three months ago. in march poroshenko spoke with
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"60 minutes" and told clarissa ward that he supported and helped fund the revolution. >> reporter: how much time did you spend in the square during those months? >> almost all the time. so if you want people being with you, you should be together with the people. that's important. >> reporter: it paid off. ukrainians by the millions turned out to vote in kiev and in the western parts of ukraine, it was a virtual shutout. pro separatists paid a visit to donetsk, smashed ballot boxes and turned them into trash cans. most people here said they felt cheated of an election. others told us this morning they wouldn't have voted anyway. "poroshenko is not our president," this resident told us. these elections mean nothing to
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us. poroshenko says he's willing to speak with separatists who lay down their arms but some are digging and and demanding all ukrainian forces leave this territory or face the consequences. anthony? >> charlie, thanks. this morning egyptians began two days of voting to elect their own new president. in july he led a coup that forced mohamed morsi from power. voting is taking applause under tight security. there are 53 million registered voters in egypt. >> ahead on "cbs this morning," we'll look at headlines from around the globe. plus large parts of the country are running out of water. we'll show you the state facing
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were among those killed in the rampage at u-c sant good morning. it's certain 26:00, 3 students from the bay area were among those killed in the shooting rampage. david weng, george chen and james chen were stabbed inside ran apartment friday night. he killed 3 more people before shooting himself in the head. police are investigating a double shooting in walnut creek. investigators say a man and woman were stopped at red light - night when a man in another car shot them. they had just left the concert, 1 victim is in critical condition, the gunman remains on the loose. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment.
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the road work in san francisco is shutting down highway 280. in the meantime memorial day
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holiday kings spring, for 1 or back on the freeway sow see on ramp. up to the bay bridge it is very quiet for this monday morning see no delays heading into san francisco and it also looks good crossing coverage. that's your latest ktvx traffic. >> a lot of sunshine out there right now, moving along the coastline, so, changes are in the works should be a beautiful day ahead though. if you're headed out, lots of sunshine coming your way away from the coastline, it will be a little bit cooler, the sea breeze will be stronger there. let's plan on 60s out at the coast, you'll fiend some 70s and 80s in the valley, as you work your way inland mainly 80s and 90s. but along the coastline you get the cool breeze and cooler temperatures on the way the next couple of days. these temperatures headed below average. more clouds make drizzle next weekend.
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morning." coming up in this half hour the u.s. is facing one of the worst droughts in recent memory. we'll look at the devastating threat to the economy. plus a colorado symphony is hitting the high note thanks to money from legalized marijuana. see how the orchestra lit up fans with its first cannabis concert. that's ahead. britain's independent looks at the manhunt. security video shows the shooter opening fire with an assault rifle on saturday and an ill israeli couple and a french person were among the victims. >> the citizen in johannesburg says oscar pistorius reporting to a psychological hospital this morning for testing. his trial is on hold while he goes through that court ordered
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evaluation. a psychiatrist testified that pistorius has an anxiety disorder. he's charged in the death of his girl rend. "the new york times" says american colleges are rattled by the thought of a rating system. president obama wants to help prospective high school students weigh a school's pros and cons but one said it's like rating a blender. and japan and charina are arguing over a close call. china says the japanese plane came very close. they call it a darms act. china warned japan not to interfere with its ongoing military exercises with russia. in santa barbara, five people wounded in the murderous ram rage are still in the hospital. as ben tracy reports, their families and friends are still
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trying to make sense of the attack. >> people think it can't happen to them. they're living in a safe place, nothing's happened to them, their children go to school every day and they come home. >> reporter: richard martinez is the father of christopher michael-martinez killed by elliot rodger. >> that's what i thought and that's what the people at sandy hook thought. but it can happen anymore any time. >> reporter: a sophomore, he was in the i.v. deli matter getting dinner when he was killed. surveillance footage shows pate trons taking coverage to avoid fire. richard spoke with his son an hour before he died. >> normally we end our conversations with love you, son, love you, dad. i kind of thought he might be embarrassed saying that in front of his friends. >> reporter: martinez was an english major who intended to go to law school. >> i tell you if you needed help
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and needed somebody go to work he was a hard worker and he learned quickly and he would do it right. >> reporter: a small memorial has been set up in front of the deli. 22-year-old katherine cooper and 19 yr8d very on 19-year-old veronica weiss were shot after rodger failed to get into theal alpha phi house. veronica weiss's parents were worried when their daughter did not answer her cell phone friday night. they drove to santa braush rah just after midnight saturday morning to try to find her. >> drove up to the hospital and looked for her at the hospital and that was about the time my wife observed or the thought occurred to her that maybe in veronica's condition they don't
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go to the hospital. >> reporter: it was sun rise on saturday morning when bob weiss and his wife learned their daughter had been killed. rodger's three roommates were killed in the apartment. their bodies were discovered when the detectives arrived at the home. they were roommates. for "cbs this morning," ben tracy. >> doctors expect all the wounded victims will survive. uc santa barbara's break begins in three weeks. >> crews battle a nearby wildfire. it's already burned 21 square miles since tuesday and the fire is only 25% contained. an evacuation warning for 3,200 residents is expected to be lifted today. no homes have been lost. a much larger fire is burning in alaska south of anchorage. 2,043 acres have gone up in
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kenai peninsula. evacuations have gone up for 1,000 homes and businesses and that fire is only 30% contained. wildfires is just part of the threat as much of the u.s. faces drought conditions. severe drought covers more than half the land. "time" magazine senior righter bryan walsh covers energy and environmental issues. brian, good morning. >> good morning. >> which states are facing the worst conditions? >> really it goes to the west. california, nevada arizona, exas basically all your southwestern and western states are in really bad shape right now. >> why is it so severe? >> you've about had dry weather continuing now and when you get that, you have a water deficit that just grows and grows and becomes harder and harder to actually catch up with that. >> some of the states you mentioned, particularly california, are really key to
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agriculture in this country. is it going to have an economic impact? >> it will. that's wheef beef prices are going up. it's high to keep the beef. the hay is so much. it will be felt outside the region. >> and margaret pointed out california is a top producer $44 billion a year. some say it could cost $2 billion. >> exactly. you're seeing irrigation cut off to some of those farms. the ones that are continuing are pumping groundwater but that has a limitation eventually. you'll have to decide where to put your money. >> is there any way to get ah oefd this? was it totally surprised or predicted? >> it's certainly not a surprise. these are places prone to drought. it's not new. >> but it's a step beyond extreme, right? >> it is. these are also the states that
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are growing fastest. we're putting people into various states that tend to be prone to that kind of try weather. you have more people demanding more water while you have less of it. >> how much will these conditions ill palkt the wildfires? >> it's going to be very bad. california even before it. it's going to be quite hot. quite dry. those are the perfect ingredients. >> are they going to pray for rain? >> we're going to have something called an el nino. it impacts the globe. that usually sees higher levels of precipitation throughout the west and southwest and that could be our one bit of relief. >> all right brian. we'll wait and see. thank you very much. meantime politics nearly turned explosive this morning. an official named bill took out a fake pipe bomb and sticks of dine miechlt he wanted to prove that security in the building
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was lacking. apparently he did. later the police said they warned him he would bring a fake bomb to parliament but assured him it would be inert. ahead music in the my high city gets high. >> reporter: this is the kind of fun you can only have in colorado.
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he still wasn't satisfied. he jumped from the line and parachuted to the ground. that gives me a stomach ache. >> essentially two moving balloons. wow. nearly five months after colorado legalized recreational marijuana, it's now music to the ears of a struggling symphony. barry petersen takes us inside their first ever pot-themed fund-raiser. ♪ >> reporter: this wasn't only a colorado party bach to pot. >> this is colorado home grown. >> reporter: in one state where you can smoke pot for recreation at use they decided this could get them new supporters. people were invited to byop bring your own pot. >> we saw this and it seemed like a perfect opportunity to support the symphony also show
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we support the recent legalization legalization. >> reporter: and now he can be a supporter and a smoker. >> let me tell you a secret. this is not the first symphony i've been involved with. >> i'm a fan of the symphony and then i thought this shis toric. >> did you come to smoke pot? >> i can't believe he's asking can that. >> reporter: jane west has been doing this for 14 years. now they throw can bus-themed parties. >> there's a lot of misconceptions about what a can bus consumer looks like. >> reporter: that symphony bills this as classically cannabis. but before they hit their first high notes the city of denver almost killed the buzz. >> reporter: it sent a letter
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urging them to cancel claiming seming tickets to anyone was allowed people to smoke in public, which is against the law. so the symphony made access by invitation only and the city gave its okay. >> it's creating awareness for our orchestra. >> reporter: he's the director of development. did you worry you might turn some people off by doing this? >> absolutely. we've heard from people and we absolutely respect and acknowledge everybody's opinion. >> reporter: at $100 per person and extra donations, the symphony raised a cool 50 grand. >> i honestly couldn't be happier. >> reporter: do you think you'd be giving money to the symphony again sometime. >> oh, definitely yes. >> reporter: in high times, marijuana now means more mozart.
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for "cbs this morning," barry petersen denver. >> you've go to love it. a good cause and a good buzz. >> i wonder how many of those supporters would be showing up to the symphony. >> you heard the guy say he's been there before. >> i think he said he's been inside the bay waking up with sunny skies. around the rest of the bay area looking pretty good so far. cooler temperatures along the coastline. 60s may be couple patches of fog. inside the bay, maybe a couple of 90s as well. cooler weather as we head towards tuesday. much cooler weather as we head towards next weekend too. a daring world war ii
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doub good morning. it's 7:56. police are investigating a double shooting in walnut creek. it happened yesterday evening. the investigators say a man and a woman were in a car stopped at a red light when a man in another car shot them. police say they had just left a concert. authorities are trying to figure out what led a 22-year- old man to go on a rampage friday night which left 6 students deadful the 1st 3 victims of the killing spree were from the bay area. 13 other people were wound in the attack before the gunman killed himself. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment.
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a lot of mass transit is on revised -- revised schedule. there's no 8 train service at all today. here is live look, no need for any metering light this morning. very quiet getting into san francisco. also good to go heading into oakland. another reminder southbound 280 got the 4 day closure closed from king street still set to reopen tomorrow morning. that's traffic. >> starting out, lots of sunshine on this holiday. we have seen a couple of patches of fog out near the coastline looking nice and clear out over the bay. still as we look towards al quatres as you're headed out and about today. temperatures inside the bay in the 70s, few 80, about 84 in san jose. and about 72 in san francisco. 60s along the coastline, much cooler weather as we head
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good morning to our viewers in the west. it's monday may 26th 2014. happy memorial day. more real news ahead, including how a california community is coping with tragedy after the santa barbara rampage. first, here's a look at today's eye-opener at 8:00. >> the county sheriff says it was, quote, very very apparent he was severely mentally disturbed. >> we now know the names of all six people killed by the suspect. >> in hindsight his writings and videos make it clear elliot rodger was a time bomb. officers saw no sign of a developing problem. >> i was in the neighborhood and thought i'd stop by. >> president obama worked overtime to thank military
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personnel stationed at bagram. he also told the country american forces will stay behind in afghanistan after 2014. >> the program for the pope's final day here is a delicate dance around some of the most politically and emotionally charged issues. poroshenko said some are digging in and fighting. >> this is the kind of fund-raiser you could only have in colorado. how the symphony makes it with pot. >> this is not the first time i've been at a symphony event and cannabis is involved. >> i told somebody and i think the bottom of the first is the deepest i ever took one. i'm anthony mason with margaret brennan. charlie rose gayle king and norah o'donnell are off. the 22-year-old who apparently killed six people in a california rampage is being described this morning as severely mentally disturbed.
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elliot rodger left videos and writings explaining how his victims would die. police interviewed him last month without searching his apartment. they spoke with rodger at the request of his family but didn't see anything in his behavior to indicate trouble. >> police say rodger stabbed his roommates in his home. the suspect then killed veronika weiss and katherine cooper outside a sorority house and shot christopher michaels-martinez to death at a convenience store. he was planning to study in england next year fld by law school. michaels-martinez' father was asked what he will miss most about his son. >> everything. everything i possibly can. i'm not taking down anything. all of his stuff is going to stay exactly where it is. i'm going to remember him every day all the time. i mean i'm going to miss him. and i'm going to remember him. i'm not going to move on. there's nothing to move on to.
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i mean this was the best part of my life. i mean it's not going to get better, i don't think. i mean i -- you know there was some people were saying well it's over we have nothing left. i don't think chris would have wanted that. >> five victims wounded in the shooting are still hospitalized and expected to fully recover. on this memorial day, president obama is visiting the tomb of the unknowns. the president returned this morning from an unannounced trip to afghanistan where he said the u.s. mission will go on after most american troops return home. major garrett is at the white house with the president's travels. major, good morning. >> good morning. the biggest news from the president's short only four hours and somewhat secretive trip to afghanistan was that the war in that country will continue in some capacity after 2014 of the some of the president's closest advisers had
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urged him to withdraw all 32,000 u.s. military personnel currently deployed to afghanistan by the end of this year. that was the so-called zero option. white house officials now tell us it is effectively off the table. president obama must now decide how many troops he wants to leave behind in afghanistan and for how long. their mission will be to train afghan army and police forces and to assist in counterterrorism operations. pentagon planners estimate the number is between 5,000 and 10,000 troops. empty obama president obama will outline his thoughts wednesday when he delivers a commencement speech at the site of his 2009 speech telling the country about his own afghanistan troop surge. that's the military academy at west point. at this hour the president and first lady are attending memorial day services at arlington national cemetery. >> major thank you. the veterans affairs secretary faces new pressure from congress this morning over the va hospital scandal. dozens of veterans may have died waiting for care and there are
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allegations of secret waiting lists. connecticut democratic senator richard blumenthal said on "face the nation" sunday that the justice department should look into allegations of fraud and mismanagement. >> only the department of justice and the fbi have the resources, the expertise and the authority to do a prompt and effective criminal investigation of the secret waiting lists, potential destruction of documents, falsification of records. >> va secretary eric shinseki says he's waiting for an inspector general's report on 26 va medical centers, but blumenthal believes the inspector general doesn't have the resources needed to handle that investigation. race car driver kurt busch is getting some rest this morning after falling short of a grueling driving record. busch tried to become the second person ever to complete the double. that's driving 1100 miles in two races in one day. he raced in sunday's indy 500
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for the first time finishing an impressive sixth. then he flew 580 miles to charlotte, north carolina to compete in the coca-cola 600. but busch's attempt at the record ended early at the charlotte motor speedway. he blew an engine on lap 271 of the 400-lap competition. in the end, busch drove a total of 906 miles. that's about the distance between new york and st. louis. afterward busch said he'll never forget the experience. he looks pretty tired. >> he does. ahead on "cbs this morning" on this memorial day, we talk with the man in the co-pilot's seat as the u.s. fought back after the attack on pearl harbor. we'll look at the new honor for the dolittle raiders. lots of sunshine for most of the bay area, looking towards the financial district, got some skies right now, sunny sun though out over the bay, looks like we've got the warm
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♪ tonight a special monday edition of "48 hours" looks at the murder of carol kennedy. she was an artist therapist and at 53 a divorcee. kennedy was found beaten to death at her arizona ranch. police immediately turned their attention to her ex-husband a well established stock broker. >> but there was no forensic evidence tying steve democker to the crime. correspondent maureen maher has been covering this story for six years to be find the end of the trail. >> reporter: july 2nd 2008. the serenity of a warm arizona night was shattered by a panicked phone call to 911. >> i was on the phone with my daughter and she screamed and said oh no and the phone has
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gone dead. can you go check? >> the next thing you know the police arrive. somebody looks through the window and sees a dead body on the floor, sees blood all over the place. >> reporter: lying in a pool of her own blood was 53-year-old carol kennedy. salve annually beaten to death. >> i'm a private investigator. i was hired by "48 hours" to look into this case. this was a passion, passion crime. this was clearly somebody who knew her. >> reporter: carol kennedy, an artist, as recently divorced. after a 25-year marriage to a successful stock broker steve democker. they had two beautiful daughters, katie and charlotte. jan wheeler lived across the street and was quick to point the finger at carol's ex-husband. >> he's the only person that hated her. no one else could do that to her. >> reporter: some thought the high-earning financial adviser was an unlikely suspect, and his family quickly came to his defense. >> steve couldn't do this to
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anyone certainly not to carol. not to the mother of his children. >> reporter: but for the cops, democker was the only viable suspect. democker had a weak alibi for the night of the murder. carol's substantial life insurance still listed him as a beneficiary, and carol's friends were telling police that the couple's divorce was far from amicable. >> he was absolutely furious that she would have the nerve to do anything against him. >> reporter: but clearly carol had finally had enough. >> towards the end she was like you know what i think i've counted 17 affairs he's had. the first one that she was aware of was her midwife and he were sleeping together while she was pregnant. >> reporter: but authorities couldn't find any physical evidence tying steve democker to carol's murder. his lawyer says his arrest was a rush to judgment. >> it's always the husband. if it's not him, who else is it?
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>> reporter: democker told "48 hours" from prison that he is not proud of the way he acted, killer. >> i regret the mistakes i made during my marriage and it has nothing to do with any capacity for murder. >> reporter: caught in the middle are the couple's two daughters. they say they believe their father is innocent. >> has your relationship with your father changed in any particular way? >> i mean it's difficult to stay as close when you can't hug your dad. >> reporter: and there is more. a mystery dna that threatens to overthrow the entire case against steve democker. >> what we do know is the dna under carol kennedy's left finger nails is a complete profile and it's not steven democker. >> maureen maher is with us from chicago this morning. good morning maureen. >> good morning, anthony. >> maureen, if steve democker's dna is not what's under carol kennedy's fingernails, then why
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is he under arrest? >> well it really had a lot to do with the divorce, anthony. it was a pretty contentious divorce. it had only been settled for about six weeks at the time that she was murdered. so i think the cops have always said that as they looked at a very short list of suspects, the people in her world, he was really the only one they felt had a motive. >> he was the serial philanderer but that's not exactly motive. >> it's not but 17 is the number that carol counted, including the midwife that she was using while she was pregnant with her first child. so the prosecution always said it may not be the motive for murder to say that she was a serial philanderer but it certainly speaks to character. >> you can see maureen's full report "end of the trail" tonight on a special monday edition of "48 hours" at 10:00/9:00 central right here on
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cbs. he sacrificed a limb fighting for this country, then found a new mission. >> it doesn't matter if you're in a wheelchair or missing a leg, you're free and it's an incredible feeling. >> how a disabled veteran became a life-saver back home. that's next on "cbs this morning." this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by kleenex brand tissues. when it comes to softness shapes and styles, only kleenex has it all. soft finance and style, only kleenex has it all. [ female announcer ] when it comes to softness shapes and styles only kleenex brand has it all. find your style then flaunt it at
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it's been decades for the men and women who invaded iraq but it can be a rough road back to civilian life. "cbs this morning" contributor brings us the story of one veteran who found his way. >> it's probably the greatest sensation. >> his life outside the airfields is a long way from the battlefield of iraq. but his battle scars remain. can you show us your read cal leg? >> yes. so here's the -- i'm a below-knee amputee so the real leg, what's the left ends right
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there. >> his convoy hit a roadside bomb. >> i was blown out of my seat and it's like the lights weekend off and as my vision started to clear up i look over and my driver's eye -- his face is just pouring blood. there's so little tissue holding my leg on. i didn't see it at first. >> reporter: kelly was losing blood but still had the pressure of mind to fire on insurgents until help arrived. that night doctors at a field hospital am pie tated his right leg below the knee. he was airlifted ow of iraq and was airlifted to walter reed in d.c. where he had to come to terms with his injury i was so committed. my dad was an army officer. that's what i was going to do. giving up my military service, that was hard. >> reporter: but during his recovery kelly would find a new missio ings
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i can't thank him enough for placing that seed in my head. hey, you can grow into being a pilot out of this injury. >> reporter: now for a day job he saves lives as a medevac helicopter pilot in texas. when a gunman opened fire at ft. hood last month, he and his crew were among the first responders. >> he's just an exceptional example of someone who will no be defined by a disability. >> reporter: it gives people an opportunity to learn how to fly. >> they go through an intensive training program and in the end they take the same test as anyone else. >> reporter: kelly got his fixed wing pilot's license and and is now pursuing a more advanced rating. for someone like kelly, flying doesn't come without challenges. >> it takes practice with the prosthetic over time. i can't tough a pedal and feel
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it but i've learned the feel through my prosthetic. >> reporter: he doesn't dwell on the disadvantages. if anything he downplays them. >> what does it feel like when you're in the air and flying? >> it's a great equalizer. once you're in the air, regardless of your injury if you're controlling the aircraft by yourself it doesn't matter if you're in a wheelchair. it's an incredible feeling. >> for "cbs this morning" lee woodruff, austin, texas. >> incredible. >> finding service a that that's an amazing story. >> it is an amazing story. >> thanks to lee. when we come back we're going to look at x-men, transformers "new york times" film critic a.o. scott will be here with the summer block buster movies you're not hearing enough about ahead on "cbs this morning."
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from the bay area were among those killed in the shooting rampage at u it's 8:25, time for news headlines, 3 students were among those killed in shooting rampage at uc santa barbara. police are investigating a double shooting in walnut creek. a man and a woman were stopped at a red light last night when a man in another car shot them. police say they had just left the concert at concord pavilion. one victim is in critical condition. the gunman remains on the loose. we'll have traffic and weather in just a moment.
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good morning the roads are still really memorial day holiday westbound 580 barely delayed at all right now. we can't say that very much, 14 minutes between the outside past. if you're crossing the golden gate bridge it looks like ambrette morning for bike ride. everything ask pretty quiet right now. into san francisco, just reminder southbound 280 in san francisco set to reopen by tomorrow morning. there is a giants game as well
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at 1:00 this afternoon. transit still on holiday schedule. that's your latest traffic this morning. >> elizabeth. couple of patches of fog moving in along the coastline. otherwise lots of sunshine coming our way if you're headed outlooking good right now over russian hill, mostly clear skies there, and clear inside the bay and the valley. it will be another warm day but ridge of high pressure starting to flatten out. that's going to allow more of a sea breeze to kick in today. falling out towards the beaches. with that in mind if you are headed out it will be cooler there today, highs generally in the 60s inside the bay we'll find warm sunshine, 76 in oakland. about 86 degrees. and you'll see some 90s in towards antioch. next couple of days sea breeze really begins to wrap up. much cooler weather is on the way, maybe some drizzle that you're topping out only as 70s as we head towards the weekend.
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i said the school's closed. you need to leave. >> not until i see the professor. >> there's no professor here i told you that. >> look kid. you and i are going to be good friends. you just don't know it yet. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." that's a scene from "ex-men: days from future past," which is expected to have the biggest. but does that mean it's the best move to see this memorial day? "new york times" film critic a.o. scott is in the green room to give us the answer. he has his summer picks. dining out isn't only about food. we'll introduce you to a man chefs like thomas keller
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counseled on to create word-class restaurants. that's ahead. "usa today" says actress emma watson graduated from brown university. the 24-year-old "harry potter" star grated on sunday. she started the same year she was named the highest grossing actress in a decade. rory mcilroy is stunned. he shot a 66 in sunday's final round for a one-shot victory but his mood was tempered. it was just last weekend he broke off his engagement to tennis star carols who s whos who wosniacki. tomorrow the 63-year-old sets the american record for
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running at least a mile. that's 16,438 days. the old record holder is a former college teammate. >> that's some record. speaking of record variety says the disney blockbuster "frozen" is now the fifth highest grossing film every. it's earned $1.2 billion worldwide, over $400 million in the u.s. alone. it's already the number one animated film in history featuring the hit song and you probably know it "let it go." "ex-men: days of future past" has been released. more than $281 million from around the world but competition at the multiplex is heating up as summer approaches. "new york times" film critic a.o. scott has more. good morning, tony.
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>> this one is pretty good. i'm fond of the x-men franchise. of all of the series, it's sort of my favorite. i like the characters. i like what it's about, the tension between the mutants, how they're going to deal with the humans who hate them. it's got a terrific cast. michael fassbender jennifer lawrence all painted blue hugh jackman. i think it's really good. >> another blockbuster you like is "godzilla." i've lost count. 28th remake? it's got bryan cranston. >> scarier is the hair. >> that was -- >> the hair is really scary, sorry. >> see? but this is a nicely made monster movie. they did a very smart job of sort of hiding the monsters for
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a while so when they come these giant insect things that he's fighting with, you know you get a sort of a thrill and a shock. so as these big action blockbuster movies go these two are pretty good ones. i have a feeling as the summer wears on we might get a little bit of -- a little tired of them because it does seem to be this kind of movie again and again and again all summer long. >> you had a bit of a sharp pen, the criticism here one of the big comedies this weekend from adam sandler. it's "blended." you said it was filmed by a bunch of eighth graders and conceived by their less bright classmates. what are you really saying? >> it probably would have been better if it was made by eighth grards. adam sandler makes these movies that come out at least once a year. they vary in quality.
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i had some hopes in it because it has drew barrymore. >> she's been in them before. >> "51st0 first dates." put that aside, it's just so badly -- the jokes don't land. it's badly written. it's two hours long. it was very hard for me. i felt like i was really kind of earning my combat pay. >> one film you've been much kinder to is the immigrant starring joaquin phoenix? >> yeah. if you're looking for something oust the blockbuster and comedy and family movie sort of big commercial hollywood stuff, this is a small independent movie, "the immigrant." beautiful story, very emotional, very intense about -- she plays
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a polish woman who comes to new york in the 1920s. he's the sort of shady character who helps her out and takes advantage of her. and it's just -- it doesn't go where you expect it to go and it looks beautiful, the way that it's evokes old new york as kind of the -- at the street level is really -- it's really wonderful and unusual. so if you want something a little different quieter, more serious. >> no monsters. >> all right. we'll take the recommendation. thank you. >> thank you. >> very much tony. that was a.o. scott. any successful chef will tell you it takes more than good food to make a good restaurant. designing the perfect space is now an important part of the recipe and charlie rose recently met with chef thomas keller and the zoner he teamed up with a decade ago to create per se. >> we just celebrated our tenth anniversary and it's still
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fresh. >> not bad. >> per se is a recent invention of chef's world renowned restaurant. to design it he turned to adam tee hani i always say when you're hungry you don't really go to a restaurant. you go to your refrigerator and make yourself a sandwich. i think when you go to a restaurant you're hungry for an experience. >> yeah. >> reporter: he had been creating experiences in high end personality since the 1980s. every detail an element of the overall design. you pay attention to every part of it. >> oh, yes. you need to control everything to make the experience consistent. i mean we need to make sure that whatever we put into this space accurately reflects the food reflects the atmosphere reflects the experience we want to deliver. >> reporter: th htihany has written
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a book. the designs are less a reflection of himself than of his well known clients. >> we all have egos but my clients have bigger egos than i do, and i try to portray them the best i can. if i create a restaurant for a famous chef, let's say, it's his home. he has to fit in. if it doesn't fit him like a custom suit didn't do my job. it's the way i see them. >> how you do find out? >> oh, by you know basically living with them as long as i can, eat in their kitchen, hopefully becoming friends. >> he expects you to make an extraordinary effort in helping you design your restaurant. that's what he demands of you. he wants that participation. he wants that focus. >> reporter: while planning per se tihany sought to create something timeless but also reflect the chef's sense of
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humor. >> if you look at that lamp do you see something written on it? >> yes. >> those are the laundry symbols that are on your shirt. >> ah. how important is light? >> light is one of the most important controls a restaurant can have on his hands if it's done right and the way to do it right is to mix different sources of light. >> how about noise? >> noise is science. it's not art. to many restauranteurs when you sit in this concept, noise means people love it. >> it means busy. >> if we only put hard surfaces and tables closer it will be noisy. >> reporter: tihany's work can be seen dlout the world, at a private airport to the top of a building in dubai. his favorite place to work however, is las vegas. you love las vegas. >> yes. >> why?
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>> it's a place where people pay a tremendous amount of credit to experience. it's a place that people create fantasy all the time. >> they're working with this. >> reporter: tihany and his staff are now at work to a complete bow-to-stern line of a luxury cruise line. >> eight decks of luxury restaurants, nightclubs you know lounges, pools, rooms, suites, all kinds of stuff. >> as you've gotten larger and done more projects can you still pay attention? >> i am a very custom tailor kind of a person. >> you are. >> i have a small office. i don't have many people. and the main reason for it is because i love the design part of the business. i would like to be involved in every project i touch and feel and create. it's wonderful.
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>> spectacular restaurants. i love how he said he has to design for egos bigger than his own. up next 80 risk their life to strike japan at pearl harbor. this morning few doolittles are
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day parade in washington takes on special significance for its grand marshal. retired lieutenant air force cole stood behind president obama as he signed the bill awarding the gold medal of congressional efforts to the doolittles. an na anna werner sat down with cole one of the few remaining raiders. >> reporter: december 7th, 1u 941, japan attacked pearl harbor and u.s. commanders wanted to strike back. the way to do it a secret bombing run over japan led by soldiers like this man, lieutenant colonel richard cole. he's 98 years old now, but he still remembers the moment when as a 26-year-old army air force's pilot he joined the mission called the doolittle raid. the bulletin board said does
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anyone want to sign up for a dangerous mission and you put your name down. >> yes. >> why would you do that? >> because there were already other people's names there, so maybe it was an inspiration. henry potter was the navigator. >> we met cole at the national museum of the pacific war in fredericksburg, texas, where a permanent exhibit tells the story of the mission. the pilot's mission was to hit back by doing what no one had ever done before take off in their b-25 bombers from the deck of an aircraft carrier in the pacific. then fly 600 miles to the japanese coast to drop their bombs. the man who would lead them was general james doolittle, a master in military aviation. do you remember what general doolittle said to you about the mission? >> he said that it was a very dangerous mission and if anybody wanted to back out, they could, without any repercussions. >> did anybody back out? >> no.
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>> reporter: on the morning of april 19th 1942 they took off headed to their target of tokyo. doolittle and cole hended off in their plane. by the end 11 of 80 men were captured or killed but the mission was a success. >> they were really the first heroes of world war ii. >> reporter: james roberts is the president of the veterans medical center. >> they did very little in terms of physical damage. it did have an enormous psychological impact on the psych longitudinal cal people. >> reporter: roberts has been urging lawmakers to recognize the raiders with the congressional gold medal before it's too late. cole is among four still lives. the others are 94 93 and 92.
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over the weekend he visited the graveside of doolittle to pay tribute. >> it was an effort by everybody. >> so you're not taking the credit, are you? >> i don't want to take credit for anything but doing my job. >> reporter: a job that just may have changed the course of a war. for "cbs this morning," anna werner fredericksburg texas. >> great they're finally being remembered. and today we remember of course, the people who gave the ultimate sacrifice for this country, and that's well over a million veterans and servicemembers, most actually in the civil war. that's remarkable. >> remember them and their families they left behind. >> exactly. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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double shooting in walnut creek. it happened yesterday evening, at ygnacio valley and oak grove roads. investigators say a man and a woman were in a car, stopped at a red light... when a it happened yesterday evening. investigators say a man and a woman were in a car stopped at a red light when a man in another car shot them. police say they had just left the concert at concord pavilion. authorities are trying to figure out what led a 22-year- old man to go on a rampage friday night that left 6uc santa barbara students dead. the 1st 3 victims were from the bay area. 13 other people were wounded in the attack before the gunman killed himself. here is a look at the weather. >> looking like it's very nice holiday around the bay area, lots of sunshine coming our way. high pressure building in overhead. blue skies over san francisco,
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we have seen a couple of patches of fog moving along the coast. starting to flatten out just a bit if that's going to allow for a sea breeze to kick in and bring with us more low clouds and some fog, otherwise warm sunshine for the vallies and the bay. temperatures about 84 in san jose. 83 in santa rosa. and about 72-degrees in san francisco along the coastline generally in the 60s. next couple of days we will see some much cooler air working its way in that will carry with it more low cloud and fog and then another low drop in towards the bay area on friday and saturday with a much cooler temperatures headed our way next weekend. we'll check on the traffic when we come back.
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holiday park. very quiet and -- road work project southbound 280 closed between king and post creek. everything is still on track to reopen by 5:00 tomorrow morning just in time for the morning commute. and just reminder there is a giant right around 1:00 this afternoon. here is a quick look at the bay bridge we're still very light into san francisco.
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