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much. this is suicide prevention month, designed to raise awareness of an epidemic. every 90 minutes someone between 15 and 24 takes his own life. the young woman you're about to meet tonight was 17. her parents share alexandra's story with jim axelrod in our continuing series "eye on america." >> tonight was beautiful. i saw the moon. i saw the stars. >> the home video will look so shs recogdhome. >> and please consider me for
the national honor society. >> and thoroughly cherished inside it. >> this was awesome, alexandra. she was such a happy girl. ♪ happy birthday to you >> and so motivated and so just full of life. ♪ happy birthday dear alexandra ♪ >> but familiar will turn to terrifying when parents hear the whole story of alexandra valoras. just weeks after a family ski vacation -- >> give a smile. >> this 17-year-old high school junior, straight a student, class officer and robotics whiz. >> not too bad! >> made her bed, tidied her room and walked to a highway overpass in grafton, massachusetts. >> i leaned over the embankment dean valoras, alexandra's her. father. >> i was just hoping for warmth, you know what i mean?
but there was no warmth. it was done. and all the cars kept driving by. my daughter's on the side of the road. nobody saw this, and she's cold. >> nearby, dean and his wife alicia found two journals in their daughter's belongings. >> there was just so much joy in everything she did. and it doesn't match what was in that journal. >> 200 pages of self-loathing and despair. >> you are broken. >> you are a burden. you are lazy. you're a failure. >> she was a highly motive aid cheever. >> but that's how she felt inside. ♪ >> such a sharp and confusing contrast to who they thought was their happy oldest child, strumming herstlkg tor you're having all these great
conversations. >> great conversations. it just doesn't seem possible, but it's what reality was. because it's written right here. ♪ >> with teen suicide at a 40-year high for young women alexandra's age, and now the second leading cause of death for 15 to 24-year-olds of both sexes, it is this disconnect that most haunts dean and alicia valoras. the girl who seemed to love it last november when her father took her to a concert went home and wrote "i hated it. i hate myself for that." ♪ >> the journal is a chronicle of deterioration? >> i think so. >> i'd say so. >> i think so. >> which is why they're taking this pain public that most k private. headlining suicide prevention walks, giving in-depth interviews about their daughter's death. >> the hurt, the sadness is
evolving, and now there is this thing called living. so a good father, a good husband, a good person. >> they hope that in sharing the story of their daughter, maybe another family will be spared this trauma. >> what will i miss by dying tonight? the possibility of getting better. >> there is a lot of other kids out there that are like her, that are high achievers, that are balancing a lot. that's what makes her very relatable, and why maybe it's affecting people and why they're listening because i have a child like this too. >> and in the pain of what alex wrote to her parents, in her final entry hours before she took her life, don't blame yourselves for not seeing warning signs is also what the valoras family hopes to salvage from her death, some meaning for others. there. >> are so many e-mails. >> in june, the morning after an interview was published, they found this note on their doorstep. >> what you have said in alexandra's article truly
changed my life. knowing that families are talking to their kids about their mental health, it lets me know that she didn't die in vain. she's having such a huge impact, and that feels really good. >> it's hard to talk about and process this story, jim. i know that you and producer wendy spent months working on it. how is the family doing now? >> well, it's been a little more than six months. so many levels of pain and devastation to process. i do think it's extremely important that we thank dean and alicia valoras for being so open with us in discussing their daughter's death. those journal entries are brutal to read, but sharing them is their way of prodding other parents to check in with their kids, even those or especially those who don't show the classic signs of being at risk. >> and they already have helped.
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saw maddox. so please, urgently please call the tip line, please. >> reporter: today, just a few miles from where maddox was last seen, investigators searched a landfill. yesterday they were looking through dump centers. gastonia police chief robert helton. >> we have followed more than 150 leads, conducted hundreds of interviews, gathered surveillance video from stores all over the area, searched thousands of acres of land on foot with atvs and by boat. but we haven't found maddox. >> reporter: investigators say maddox's father was the last person to see him. they were together at this park on saturday. the father told police that maddox wandered off while walk around this lake, and now investigators are draining that lake. maddox has autism according to his family and is nonverbal. he was last seen wearing an orange t-shirt with the words "i'm the man" written on it. >> maddox is my whole world and
my reason for living. continue praying for him because i just want my baby home, please. >> reporter: the search for maddox continues right now at the park behind me here in dallas, north carolina. jeff, you know what investigators are doing? they have an audio recording of maddox's mom and dad on it, and they're walking through this park, playing that recording just in case maddox wandered off and is able to hear it and can walk toward the voices. >> we hope there is good news. david begnaud in dalsz, north carolina. thank you. up next here, with floodwaters rising, rescuers had no time to waste. i can't believe it.
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u.n., but one world leader still made a statement. here is tony dokoupil with diaper diplomacy. >> reporter: this unexpected scene in the audience monday at the 73rd u.n. general assembly may end up doing more good than all those big political speeches combined. meet 3-month-old neve te aroha ardern gayford, daughter of new zealand prime minister jacinda ardern, the second world leader to give birth in office, and now the first to bring her baby to the united nations, complete, of course, with her own baby name tack. >> the question is, it is okay for a pm to take maternity leave while in office? >> reporter: you could call it a canny political moment for ardern. >> it is totally unacceptable in 2017 to say that women should have to answer that question. >> reporter: who rose to power last year defending the rights of working mothers and then promptly became a working mother herself. but at a time when women are still fewer than a quarter of
all national elected officials worldwide, it's obvious why these pictures matter. perhaps less obvious is a key reason why it all seems to work. clarke gayford is prime minister ardern's partner, a tv host and now caretaker for neve. while mom was working he was quietly breaking down gender barriers of his own, proudly changing diapers on one of the world's biggest stages. "i wish i could have captured the startled look on a japanese delegation who walked into a meeting room in the middle of a nappie change he wrote on twitter. great yarn for her 21st. not a bad yarn for the rest of us either. tony dokoupil, cbs news, new york. >> that is the overnight news for this wednesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back later. for the morning news and cbs this morning. . from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm jeff glor.
this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the "cbs overnight." i'm michelle miller. bill cosby, the man formally known as america's dad is getting a taste of american justice. the actor and comedian is behind bars this morning, sentenced to three to ten years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a friend of his 14 years ago. cosby is the first celebrity sentenced in the me too era. his lawyers are vowing to appeal, but until then, he is locked up. jericka duncan was at the courthouse when the sentence came down. >> reporter: a solemn looking bill cosby left the courtroom in handcuffs, surrounded by police escorts.
andrea constand, whose allegation of sexual assault in 2004 led to cosby's conviction hugged prosecutors. outside the courthouse, cosby accusers proclaimed today as a moment of justice. lise lott-lublin testified during the second trial. did you really believe that bill cosby would be convicted? >> i can't say i believed. what i did is i hoped and i fought and i tried to do everything that was right to support him going to jail. >> reporter: chelan lasha who also testified said she believed today's rain had a special meaning. >> i feel like my mom is in heaven watching over me crying, saying you did it, baby, you stood up and fought, and the bogeyman is going to jail. >> reporter: cosby is the first man convicted in the me too era. at least 60 women have accused the comedian of sexually assaulting them, many after allegedly receiving drugs from cosby. district attorney kevin steele. >> he used his acting skills and
win over his victims and then keep them silent about what he did to them. so now finally bill cosby has been unmasked. >> reporter: the 81-year-old didn't speak before he was sentenced. his victim constand told the court "to truly understand the impact that sexual assault has had on my life, you have to understand the person that i was before it happened. bill cosby took my beautiful, healthy young spirit and crushed it." cosby's spokesperson andrew wyatt says cosby will appeal. >> mr. cosby clearly has been denied his right to a fair trial. these injustices must be corrected immediately. president trump went before the united nations to repeat his commitment to the policy of america first. the president had harsh words for iran and venezuela, kind words for north korea, and he even drew a round of laughter from the delegates, although he didn't mean to. weijia jiang reports.
>> reporter: at times, president trump's promise of america first sounded more like america alone at the united nations. >> we reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism. >> reporter: the president reserved his most stern rhetoric for iran, scolding the regime as he forcefully stood by his decision to pull out of the iran nuclear deal. >> iran's leaders plunder the nation's resources to enrich themselves and to spread mayhem. >> reporter: mr. trump commended north korea for its willingness to negotiate a deal to denuclearize. >> i would like to thank chairman kim for his courage and for the steps he has taken, though much work remains to be done.>> reporter: during the liveliest part of president trump's speech today, he drew ridicule when he boasted about what he's done for the u.s. >> my administration has accomplished more than almost
any administration in the history of our country. america's -- so true. [ laughter ] didn't expect that reaction, but that's okay. >> the most talked about supreme court confirmation hearing in nearly 30 years gets under way tomorrow. the senate judiciary committee will hear from nominee brett kavanaugh and at least one of the two women who accuse him of sexual assault. president trump had harsh words for both women and accused the democrats of running a con game. meanwhile, republicans on the committee have hired a female attorney to conduct the interrogation for them. nancy cordes reports. >> the second accuser has nothing. the second accuser doesn't even know. she thinks maybe iadts that she. >> reporter: republicans starting with the president took on both christine blasey ford and deborah ramirez today. >> it's okay to challenge the accuser. >> reporter: questioning their
facts and their motivations. so you think these women are making it up? >> they had a little help, i have a feeling. >> reporter: ford is set to testify in two days. she says kavanaugh held her down and groped her in high school. >> i was not at the party described. i was not anywhere at any place resembling that in the summer of 1982. >> reporter: today the 11 republican men who sit on the senate judiciary committee announced they have hired an unnamed female lawyer to question ford at the hearing for them. >> i think that's an appropriate way to do it. >> reporter: ford has repeatedly requested not to be grilled by a lawyer. the trial-like setup is normally reserved for rare, complex legal hearings like watergate. >> are you aware of the installation of any listening devices in the oval office of the president? >> reporter: and impeachment. republicans say hiring a woman lawyer is the respectful thing to do. will democrats follow suit? >>enats are not afraid, as the republicans seem to be,
to confront this situation and deal with the truth. >> reporter: democrats are still today alaska's lisa murkowski became the first senate republican to agree with them. >> an investigation would certainly -- certainly clear up some of the questions that are out there. >> reporter: she and her gop colleagues have been hounded by anti-kavanaugh protesters. >> we believe survivors, we believe survivors! >> reporter: they forced ted cruz and his wife to leave a d.c. restaurant and interrupted lindsey graham during an interview with us. >> democratic senators apparently urge the second accuser to come forward. >> a real investigation! >> critics of kavanaugh's accuser, including president trump, want to know why it took so long for them to come forward. norah o'donnell spoke to several survivors of sexual assault who insist it's not easy.
>> it never occurred to me, really, until many years later that it was rape. i thought this was something that was fault. >> reporter: author diane chamberlain said it took five decades to share her story of sexual assault which occurred when she was 18 years old. she says she didn't even tell her best friend. >> and i would have told her everything. so that's sort of a sign of just how ashamed i was of putting myself in that position. >> reporter: chamberlain was one of more than 720,000 people, women and men who took to twit their weekend using the #why i didn't report. seven out of ten victims do not report rapes and other assaults to police. the same percentage actually know their attacker. that can make it more difficult for them to come forward. >> fear that you're not going to be taken seriously, and then you're going to be the target. you're going to be shamed and humiliated. and sometimes that cost benefit analysis is just too much to
this is the "cbs overnight news." >> the department of homeland security is using drone technology to keep a watchful eye on the u.s./mexico border, but homeland officials also fear drones can be used by drug traffickers or terrorists. they want congress to give them the authority to shoot down any drone they think poses a threat. jeff pegues reports from a customs and border protection facility in tucson, arizona. >> this is one of the drones that cbp uses to fly along the u.s./mexico border, and when they put up this in the sky, they are using it to look for people who ray tempting to cross the border illegally. but they're also looking for drones used by drug cartels to
surveil law enforcement. but according to u.s. enforcement officials, there is another looming threat out there, and that's the threat of terrorist organizations potentially using drones to target the u.s. high on a hill overlooking the vast u.s./mexico border, a team of customs and border patrol agents is putting together a high-tech drone designed to scan the terrain. it's looking for illegal activity, and now law enforcement is concerned bad actors will use their own drones to target the u.s. look around out here. the u.s./mexico border is wide open for the use of drones, some maliciously, and that's what u.s. officials are really concerned about, that a terrorist organization could take advantage of that. we walked part of the border with dhs's top intelligence official david glauey and rodolfo carish. >> you want to remove people, terrorist, god forbid, weapons of mass destruction over the border. you have automation with drones
at a very inexpensive cost by organizations outside of the united states. >> reporter: what was impossible for terrorist organizations is now possible. isis has perfected drone use to drop precision bombs on their enemies, and in venezuela this summer, as president nicolas maduro gave a speech at a military event, drones dropped explosives within striking distance of the podium. >> any time drones are used for an attack, what appears to have been an assassination attempt, it's gravely concerning. >> reporter: glauey took it to the center where they watch for drones on the border area. he says what concerns him the most is a weaponized drone threatening the super bowl or even the white house where a harmless drone landed in 2015. right now no law enforcement organization in the u.s. can legally jam or shoot down drones. you want to take control of these things and bring them down if you have to or surveil them? >> i think we want the opportunity to have all tools in the tool box for our law
enforcement officers. to identify good from bad is a key component. >> reporter: dhs wants congress to give it the power to redirect, disable, disrupt control of, seize, or confiscate without prior consent a drone that pose as threat. a senate committee approved legislation over the summer, but the bill is now stalled with civil liberties organizations saying that there is too much room for error. >> it's a problem because it means that dhs can shoot a drone out of the air or seize it, and they can do so without ever having a judge look at their actions and determine if they were right. >> reporter: glauey says action is needed now. >> this action is upon us today. i wake up in the morning and night hoping we don't have an attack. >> reporter: border patrol rodolfo carish says the drones they've seen along the boarder are already capable of carrying weapons. >> there are drones now that have the ability to carry up to 300 pounds if not more of a payload. so that is a significant risk
for law enforcement officers and agents in this country. >> reporter: but today federal agents can only track a drone and try to catch it when it lands. after that, there is little else that they can legally do. secret service officials would not get into what they would do if the potentially threatening drone approached the white house. what u.s. officials will tell you privately is that they have the capability to jam a drone or take it down altogether. they will also tell you that the technology with drones is evolving rapidly, but the laws are not. jeff pegues, cbs news, tucson, arizona. a thousand miles north of tucson, the small town of wilder, idaho, is using high technology to prepare students for life after school. john blackstone sat in on a class. >> reporter: school buses are almost the only thing about education that hasn't changed in wilder, idaho. students here spend much of their timerning to use 3-d
printer, studying robotics, or creating animated movies. >> quiet on set. >> reporter: using the same technology as hollywood studios. >> double tap it. >> reporter: instead of everyone learning the same subject at the same time, at wilder, each student is working on a different subject using their individual ipads. reading, writing, arithmetic, it's all going on. >> everything is going on, yes. >> reporter: every student studies independently, but always watched closely by their teacher, as wyatt craft knows well. and the teacher can always tell what you're doing? >> she is like a hawk. >> reporter: in this class, that hawk is sixth grade teacher stephanie bower, who uses her ipad to monitor everything every student in her class is doing. those who learned in a traditional classroom often thought teachers have eyes in the back of her head. you really do. >> i do. i can see if a student is
answering too fast or if they're just stuck on a screen. >> in any science -- >> reporter: it's part of a new approach call personalized learning, and superintendent jeff dylan thanks it fixes the flaws of traditional education. >> you're treating most of the kids exactly the same way on the same page day after day after day, and those kids that are above are bored and waiting around, and those kids behind get left behind. >> reporter: now each student can learn a at a pace that is right for them. >> we live in a society that personalizes everything we do. why isn't education personalized? >> reporter: but you can't have one teacher for each student. >> but you can use the technology to bridge that gap. >> reporter: ten years ago, wilder elementary was one of the lowest performing schools in the state, and more than half the students didn't have internet at home. but then three years ago, the district applied for and won a grant from apple. other tech giants like sprint, educational toy companies
spheros soon followed. >> we need to take technology and really begin to get our students on the same playing field as the private schools can afford sometimes more for their kids. our kids deserve the same playing field. >> reporter: it's too early to see if all this technology will improve test scores. >> we're not trying to boost a test score here. we're trying to change a narrative for students. >> all right. i'll see you later. >> reporter: when jessica cole brought her son wyatt here, he had been in constant trouble at his previous school. >> okay, now -- >> reporter: now he is thriving. >> he is just blossoming, and it's happening so fast. it's kind of shocking. >> reporter: you used to think he was stupid? >> yeah, he didn't have very good self-esteem. and now he feels like he is part of something important. >> reporter: are you try animators or seenwriters? what are you trying to create? >> opportunities is what we're trying to create. >> reporter: an important change for one small school district in idaho and
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jamie wax reports. >> reporter: working in his los angeles studio, darrin sarkin designs lighting and installations for movie studio, musicians, and corporate events. >> try to take inspiration from what i find in the world, and usually that is more meaningful than anything that i want to create. >> reporter: his latest project is personal. it began just over two years ago after a wildfire tore through the angeles national forest. the sand fire, as it was called, would torch more than 40,000 acres of of land in less than two weeks. what sarkin found driving through the area was shocking. >> suddenly around me the hillsides were covered in black ash and tree nubs sticking out of the soil. so i got out, and something encouraged me to drag a few pieces of wood back to my car, and then i just had them in my
house, wondering what am i going to do with this. >> reporter: the answer, bring wood back to life. he meticulously carves grooves through wood which he thin fills with strips of l.e.d. lights. he adds shards of recycled glass and adds polyurethane to preserve the finished product. when you're working with these pieces, what are you chasing after? what are you trying to make? >> i'm trying to find some beauty in the ugliness. trying to bring life to death. >> reporter: his pieces are now part of an installation titled burning light, which is currently on display at the west hollywood gallery radiant space. >> i had gathered a couple of small pieces of wood before i came across this. the charcoal falls apart so easily that i was trying to delicately haul a 100-pound log back to my car and keep it from breaking too much. >> reporter: sarkin has always been drawn to the outdoors.
when he is not working, he is hiking and scaling mountains. that passion for nature has fueled the burning light project. >> the initial inspiration for this came when i was climbing el capitan in yosemite in 2015. on the ground all around us, beautiful green lush nature, but at about a thousand feet up, suddenly seeing everything from above you could just see how dry and dying the forest looked. >> reporter: this is you trying to fix that in some small way? >> yes. >> reporter: another influence for sarkin is his cousin, a firefighter for the ventura county fire department. currently there are 8,000 firefighters on the front lines fighting six significant fires across the state. now here we are two and a half years later in the midst of this installation, and california is again ravaged by wildfires.
is that a visceral experience for you right now, sitting inside of this installation? >> absolutely. i feel what inspires me most about this kind of work is that it brings attention to what's going on around us. the timeliness of this is total accident. it's painful. >> reporter: over the past five years, fires have engulfed nearly every corner of california. satellite photos capture the plumes of smoke across the state, and according to noaa, the smoke has reached all the way to the east coast, making burning light a uniquely modern work of art. it's great when art meets a moment like this, right? >> yes. it's hard for me to say great because what is happening is awful, but great that people can have a more clear understanding and hopefully we can come together around that. >> you can see the burning light
the latest in kitchen technology is the 3-d printer. believe it or not, roxana saberi got a taste of the future. >> reporter: in the pastures of his parents farm, jan cinco de mayo -- smink is going back to the basics to create a new culinary future. >> we use it, but we transform it into a little bit modern version. >> reporter: modern because he is a pioneer in printing food. >> and then going to print -- >> reporter: 3-d printers don't actually cook meals, be they pump pureed ingredients. so you're using cauliflower now. >> yep. >> reporter: into layer upon layer of delicate design. >> you're going to make shapes you can't make by hand.
>> reporter: like an avocado octopus, or meat bowls filled with curry sauce. michelin chefs have printed before, and now the university hospital prints meals for patients with problems with trouble swallowing food. but smink is the first to give printed food a place in each course on the menu. does it change food itself? >> it don't change anything about flavor, for example, so what you put into the printer will come out. if you put something nice, in you will have something nice. >> reporter: just like regular printer, sometimes what you put into these printer, this case cauliflower hazelnut puree and pumpkin. >> it stopped, yes. >> reporter: can jam. oh, there we go. and then you have to reboot. just like computers. >> many restaurants are scared of technology in their kitchens. >> reporter: but nina hoff says the printers provide by her when byflow are easier to use than
many chef think. >> they're used to ovens. they're used to pots and pans, this is the hurdle we have to overke. >> reporter: smin tk a leap earlier this month at his new restaurant in h his tommy town. tru testing the technology on friends and me. so it was the celery root that was 3-d printed? >> yes. >> reporter: if dishes like these prove popular and the device, each nearly $4,000 get cheaper, pixels to plate could improve nutrition and fight waste by transforming unappealing food into tasty works of art, plus it'sfun. what is your dream dish you would like to make using one of these printers? that. >> we print the face of the guests, eatable like a nice flavor and make a dish of it at the end of the night. >> reporter: eat your face as dessert? >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> reporter: 3-d-printed face. >> and if someone don't like his own face, someone is looking. >> reporter: he says if you mix a dash of inspiration with a
touch of technology, anything's possiblele. it's wednesday, september 26th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." the senate showdown. new details about tomorrow's hearing for supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh and his accuser. a female prosecutor will be brought in. the president at the u.n. again today after getting a laugh while touting his achievements. >> didn't expect that reaction, but that's okay. and the man once hailed as america's dad, bill cosby, is