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>> glor: there's breaking news from waco, texas, a deadly shoot-out at a restaurant as rival motorcycle gangs open fire. much of the midwest under a severe storm threat as a violent system heads towards the coast. the marines who died in a helicopter crash in nepal have been identified. more on the hacker who says he took control of a passenger plane mid-flight. and 100 years of family and food. >> who's next? >> south philadelphia's legendary italian market. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> glor: hi, everyone, i'm jeff glor. this is the western edition of the broadcast. we begin in waco, texas, following these shootings this afternoon. at least nine people are dead.
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and 16 hurt following a shoot-out in a restaurant parking lot. police say several rival motorcycle gangs gathered trouble had apparently been brewing between the gangs for weeks. police say it began as a fistfight at the twin peaks restaurant then involved knives and guns. all of those killed we are told were bikers, in innocent bystanders or officers were hurt. keisha lopez of kwtx is at the scene. what happened? >> well i'm telling you, it is definitely a very gruesome scene here. of course a quiet sunday afternoon lunch turned violent very quickly after these gang members got into a fight here. there was a fistfights gun hots an of course bloodshed. behind those police officer vehicles back there they have some of those biker gang members back there. they are talking to them. they are questioning them. we were just told the atf is also on the scene and we will be continuing to follow this story as it develops. >> keisha lopez, thank you very much.
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our other big story tonight, the violent storms moving across the midwest. here's a look at the current updated radar. the main danger zone stretches from dallas to detroit. in broken arrow, oklahoma, carroll cole stood outside what was left of her home after one tornado this weekend. more pictures of destruction came in from baton rouge louisiana. manual bojorquez has more on this. >> reporter: parts of mossby missouri are underwater today. heavy downpours have left the town nearly engulfed by floodwaters. more than 100 people have been asked to leave under a voluntary evacuation and officials say they are going to use boats to help anyone who may have been left behind. first responders in rain-soaked texas also had to battle rising waters. 32 miles southwest of dallas some residents near the town of venus had to be airlifted from their homes after torrential downpours left them trapped. in webster, texas, a houston suburb dozens of families had to leave the first floor of this
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apartment complex after floodwaters damaged the building. >> as far as this car, this car is totaled. the bed, to the sleeping on that any more. >> reporter: the violent storm system that tore through the plains this weekend spawned seven confirmed tornadoes. the dangerous weather was centered in southwestern oklahoma. in the town of elmer, homes and farms were damaged when a tornado touched down. in other parts of the state, large hail shattered car windshields. heavy rains in wichita, kansas made driving conditions extremely treacherous saturday night. some streets were completely covered with water. high winds in lion county, kansas, toppled rail cars like a toy train. and there is little relief in sight with wind and hail expected in minnesota, illinois, wisconsin, missouri and arkansas through sunday night. manual bojorquez, cbs news austin, texas. >> glor: for more on this we're joined by lauren casey of our minneapolis station wcco. lauren, what are you watching tonight?
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>> a large area of the country sunday the threat of severe weather this evening and tonight from south texas all the way to northern minnesota. nearly 30 million people are under at minimum a marginal risk for severe storms. now the coverage of the storm activity will be more scattered than wide spread but storms that develop could easily strengthen to severe criteria. the main threat will be damaging winds due to the presence of a low level jet or fast winds at the mid-levels of the atmosphere. large hail and isolated tornadoes are also threats. heavy rainfall is a major concern for parts of arkansas, tennessee and alabama where already saturated soil will create a flash flooding threat and more evidence of the potency of the system will be in the temperature drop in its wake. here in minneapolis our highs will go from upper 70s today up to upper 40s tomorrow. in chicago temperatures in the 80s will be traded out for 50s by tuesday. >> glor: lauren casey, thank you very much. isis is now claiming control of a key city in iraq. ramadi is about 70 miles west of baghdad.
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terror group has been trying to take the city since early 2014. here's charlie d'agata. >> reporter: isis militants say this video shows iraqi troops racing out of ramadi in a hasty retreat. there's been a fierce battle under way this week for control of the strategic city. iraqi officials say a relentless offensive by isis fighters left hundreds of civilians and soldiers dead, and forced thousands to flee. a government spokesman from the province is quoted as saying the city had fallen and the command center is in enemy hands. this despite baghdad's call to send in reinforcements. late today the pentagon said the situation remains fluid and contested and it is too early to make definitive statements about the situation on the ground. charlie d'agata, cbs news, london. >> glor: last month's earthquake in nepal combined with powerful
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aftershocks is now officially the deadliest natural disaster in the country's history. the combined death toll now stands at 8,583. it surpasses the number killed by another quake in 1934. among the victims of the latest disaster, six u.s. marines and two nepali soldiers whose helicopter crashed as they carried out a relief mission. >> reporter: this video showing american marines providing aide in earthquake ravaged nepal was taken by jake hug. just two days later, hug would be among the victims when a huey helicopter crashed into a mountainous ravine between kathmandu and mount everest. lance corporal hug was from arizona, sergeant eric seaman was from california and fought in afghanistan. so did sergeant ward johnson the 4th from florida and captain christopher norgren from kansas. >> i'm captain dustin lukasiewicz. >> reporter: three days before
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the crash, captain dustin lukasiewicz was featured in this marine corps video describing the humanitarian aid mission. >> the way we were able to deliver some rice, potatoes and tarps up to smaller villages just east of kathmandu. >> reporter: lukasiewicz was from nebraska. his wife is expecting their second child. corporal sarah medina was from illinois, a combat photographer, she shot these images in nepal documenting their unit's humanitarian mission. today nepal's prime minister mourned the six u.s. marines an two nepalese soldiers. >> reporter: still unknown is what caused the crash and when the remains will be returned home. dozens of other u.s. military personnel remain in nepal, a nation still reeling from april's magnitude 7.8 earthquake and last week's powerful aftershock. omar villafranca, cbs news, los angeles. >> glor: we are also learning
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more about a hacker who claims he took remote control of a passenger jet and steered it off course. he tells the f.b.i. he has hacked into many other flights. here's julianna goldman. >> reporter: computer expert kris roberts tweeted on sunday his only interest is to improve aircraft security and according to a search warrant, roberts told f.b.i. agents he's exposed dangerous flaws. earlier this year roberts told them he had identified vulnerabilities with in-flight entertainment systems. and on one flight said he successfully commanded the system to cause one of the airplane engines to climb resulting in a lateral or sideways movement of the plane. roberts told the f.b.i. that from 2011 to 2014 he compromised the systems approximately 15 to 20 times by hacking into networkig connections on in-flight entertainment units under passenger seats. in march he told fox news he's been talking with the federal aviation administration. >> you basically have to understand how computer networks
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work, how avionics systems work and be able to translate and communicate between those systems. >> reporter: the f.b.i. hasn't said that roberts successfully hacked into the controls, but agents did warn him that unauthorized access to those networks is a violation of federal statutes and that he could be prosecuted. in april roberts was on a united flight from denver to chicago and tweeted what airline officials said could have been reference to tampering with the passenger oxygen masks. united contacted the f.b.i. agents inspected the plane when it landed in chicago and founder that the boxes under and in front of roberts' seat showed signs of tampering. >> it does open up a debate that we need to keep ourselves clearly ahead of anyone who might try to do something like this. >> reporter: united says their internal review makes them confident that the claims are unfounded. roberts hasn't been charged with any crime and jeff, he told the fbi that he did not compromise the airplane network on that united airlines flight from denver to chicago. >> glor: julianna, thank you
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very much. a memorial service for the eight people killed in tuesday's derailment of an amtrak train. kris van cleave has more on the investigation. >> laura fenamor. >> reporter: as federal and state officials gathered sunday near the site of the deadly amtrak derailment to remember the lives lost, the investigation into the cause and the possible projectile damage to the windshield continues. the n.t.s.b. says investigators increasingly believe the train was not shot at. >> i would like to downplay that part. i have seen the fracture pattern am it looks like something about the size of a grapefruit, if you will. and it did not even penetrate the entire windshield. >> reporter: the accident killed eight and injured about 200. >> i just want to get out of the hospital. >> reporter: lenny nobbs, a first time amtrak traveler suffered a fractured back, knee and ribs. he's seen here pinned in the third car. >> it was chaos. there was no other word for it. the first thing i thought about is just surviving.
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i have a five-year-old son and beautiful wife that i wanted to survive for. >> reporter: philadelphia police officers tim stefan and richard half climbed into the darkness and danger of train 188's mangled first car. >> going into that car was like diving into a barbed wire or going into like a sea of razor blades. everyone that went in there got injured. it was extremely dangerous. >> reporter: stefan is in this picture that went viral, carrying an injured passenger off a train. >> something out of a movie scene. >> it's very difficult to walk the way the car was angled. probably like a 45 degree angle. it was still rocking become and forth. >> reporter: what would you want to say to the firefighters and police that pulled you out of there? >> thank you. you saved my life. >> reporter: officer stefan says he just considers himself a philadelphia police officer who was doing his job. and jeff, amtrak announced late today they plan to resume full service on the northeast corridor tomorrow morning. the first train will leave philadelphia at 5:53. >> glor: kris van cleave, thank you. at the vatican today, pope
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francis elevated four nuns to sainthood. two are especially notable because of where they came from. allen pizzey reports on this. >> reporter: the service today had both a religious an political edge. pope francis wanted it to bolster persecuted christian communities in the middle east. they make up now less than 2% of the population of the holy land. sisters miriam bawardry and marie alphonsine ghattas were the first saints from 19th century palestine since the days of the apostles. inspired by their example of mercy, charity and reconciliation, pope francis said, may the christians of these lands look with hope to the future. politically the new saints were taken by the palestinians as another boost of their push for a sovereign state underscored by the presence of palestinian president mahmoud abbas. israeli officials also attended. pope francis hailed abbas as an angel of peace when they met on
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saturday but an israeli foreign minister spokesman accused abbas of using international forums to attack israel rather than n returning to negotiations. earlier in the week the vatican signed its first formal accord with the state of palestine. although the holy see has officially recognized it since 2012 and first established relations with the palestinehe palestineration organization in 1994. the treaty relates to church affairs in the territory but when it comes to the issue of palestine, religion and politics are inseparable. >> israel has a right of existing the same way palestine has the right of existing, pilgrim yusef salman said. >> reporter: attaining saint hood requires performing two miracles. it's pretty much sums up what the two nuns homeland need allen pizzey, cbs news, roam. >> glor: levels of a bout of consumer gloom in america, but is there an upside. and parents demand answers after a little girl gets dragged by a school bus when the "cbs evening
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week at the one of 200 businesses in south philadelphia famous italian market. half the businesses in the country's oldest open air market are third, fourth or fifth generation. >> this more than any other festival celebrates italian traditions and heritage. of immigration. >> reporter: emillio mignucci runs dibruno brothers cheese shop which his parents owned before him. >> i didn't have a choice t was my birthright. my grandparents came from italy with nothing more than a third grade education, danny and joe and they came here to the italian market area to build a dream. >> reporter: rocky balboa made it famous in part of his training run in "rocky ii." but not as famous as gus sarno cannoli, the same recipe brought by his grandparents at the turn of the century. >> my grandparents originated
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the bakery in 1904. we work, go to sleep, eat, back to work, seven days a week, this was his life. he always needed help. >> reporter: the older generation like antoinette and harry crimi still rule in this community. >> let me tell you, my mother and father used to say this. as long as they're living, they're the boss. after we pass away, it goes to harry and dominic, so that's it. >> jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. >> glor: that is the "cbs evening news." later on cbs, "60 minutes." first thing tomorrow, "cbs this morning" will have the latest on the shootings in waco. i'm jeff glor in new york. scott pelley will be here tomorrow night, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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