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the foundation of your life and your faith in him. [music] plastic straws are banned in d.c. fake service animals are banned in washington state. if you're caught riding a bike wearing headphones in the nation's capital, expect a $50 fine. if you identify as neither male nor female in new york city, you can change the gender designation on your birth certificate to x. the road named for confederate
president jefferson davis in virginia has seen its identity changed to the richmond highway. and in an effort to staunch a dwindling population, vermont is offering $10,000 to anyone willing to identify them self as a new resident. hunters can now wear blaze pink in addition to blaze orange in illinois. and the age of marital consent in new hampshire is now 16. vlad, it was 13 for girls. >> i may just move to vermont. >> they would welcome you. >> good to see you, don. as 2019 begins, northern california is recovering from the most destructive fire in state history. 85 people died in the camp fire as did thousands of dogs and cats and many pets that survived suffered severe burns. now, some are benefiting from a promising new treatment. jamie yuccas introduces us to one lucky dog. >> reporter: when the camp fire broke out in paradise, mindy and
curtis star were 3,000 miles away from their 8-year-old boston terrier mixx, olivia. >> i can't imagine what she saw or what she did. >> reporter: did you any that olivia was gone? >> oh, yeah. >> i thought she perished. we really expected the worst because no one could get to her. >> reporter: their house was left in ashes. police finally found olivia nearly a week later. they reunited with their dog in a local clinic, but she was severely burned. >> she had such extensive injuries, not only to her paws, but her size, second and third degree burns. it was quite pain l for her. >> reporter: so jamie peyton at the u.c. davis veterinary teaching hospital decided to terito live i can't in a highly unusual way, with fish skins. she attached tilapia skins packed with high levels of collagen to the wounds, allowing them to heal better and faster while reducing the need for painful bandage changes.
>> it provides protection and pain relief covering all those open nerve endings as well as providing an area for the skin cells to actually grab on and move across to help heal a wound. >> reporter: payton initially used fish skins for bears and a mountain lion. this is the first time the procedure has been performed on pets. >> it hasn't been a true standard of care for treating burns in veterinary medicine. we have to find better ways to treat these patients. >> reporter: weeks later, olivia's wounds are healing. >> we see our dog now. she's, she's got her personality back. it took a layer off the sadness. >> reporter: giving hope to the starks and their beloved pooch as they all gradually get back on their feet. jamie yuccas, cbs news, oroville, california. >> next, the moment a baby is rescued after 35 hours in a collapsed building. well, how are the massage chairs working out for everyone?
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in russia tonight, there is a race against time and the freezing cold to find survivors trapped inside a collapsed apartment building. as many as 14 people have been rescued including one with the smallest sound of life. here's barry petersen. >> reporter: careful, careful, rescuers shout. then cradled in their arms, 10 month old baby vania, alive after being buried 35 hours in temperatures that dipped to 4 below zero. after a quick injection, the race for life begins. let's go, let's go, they yell. run, run! rushing him to a local hospital. and tonight, say authorities, he was transferred to a hospital in moscow. the rescue came after a portion of this building collapsed from an esil galeak.
magnitogorsk is a major steel producing city, a city now saddened. my colleague died, she says. a young woman now gone. vania may be alive because he was in a crib wrapped in blankets. russian officials warn that he's in serious condition, but tonight he has a whole nation praying that he will survive. that miracles really do happen. barry petersen, cbs news, london. >> up next, an american is arrested for spying in russia. what his family says he was doing in that country.
we are learning more tonight about the american citizen who has been detained in russia. paul whelan served in the marines and is now head of global security for an auto parts supplier based in michigan. his family says he went to moscow to attend a wedding. the russian government accuses him of spying. whelan's brother tweeted, his innocence is undoubted. thousands kicked off 2019 with a day at the beach at new york's coney island. the ocean temperature was 45 degrees for the annual polar bear swim. the air was warmer than that this year, in the mid 50s.
it was a lot cooler, though, in the netherlands where people braved big waves to take a plunge in the north sea. in philadelphia, bedazzled mummers partied down broad street in their annual parade. and at the 130th rose parade in pasadena, a bit of a scare when a float caught fire. it was quickly extinguished and no one was hurt. an update now on a story we brought you last week. 14-year-old garland benson of austin, texas, is trying to help save his sister who suffers from a rare neurological disorder. the family is hoping to raise $6 million for a clinical drug treatment. he pledged to raise the last million himself, but was short $150,000. well, since our story aired, he has exceeded his goal. up next, brothers going the distance together.
we end this new year's day with one of our favorite stories from 2018. two brothers, whose connection is forged in iron. here again is mark strassmann. >> reporter: this is in every sense a real partnership. >> all the way. >> reporter: in every way, brent and kyle pease's brotherly bond has gone the distance. they race as a team in ironman competitions. you know, those grueling swim-bike-run events that cover 140.6 miles. what about you, are you a competitive guy? >> hill yeah. >> reporter: kyle has cerebral palsy, no use of his arms or legs. >> from the earliest stage i wanted kyle to be included in whatever we did. okay, let's just figure this
out. >> reporter: he always look out for you? >> he was always there for me. maybe a little bit too much at times because -- >> reporter: good big brother. >> great big brother. >> reporter: kyle got the idea watching brent race his first ironman in 2010. they found the right equipment, started training and made it happen for kyle. just as when they were kids. >> kyle uses my legs and i use his spirit. i push the pedals on the bike and push him on the run. that whole time, kyle has spastic quadriplegia, so his body is fighting itself. >> reporter: their first ironman, madison, wisconsin, in 2013. it took them 15 hours to finish. >> the most competitive athlete in our house is kyle because he's been competing to be just like everybody else his whole life. >> reporter: and kona, hawaii, 14 1/2 hours, more than six hours behind the men's winner. but as always, brothers first.
>> i knew in my heart i wanted to become an athlete. and to become an athlete with my brother is so much sweeter. >> reporter: mark strassmann, cbs news, atlanta. >> and that is the overnight news for this wednesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back a little later for the morning news and, of course, "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center here in new york city, i'm vladimir duthiers.
>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the overnight news. i'm vladimir duthiers. the partial shutdown of the federal government is now entering its 12th day. and with the christmas and new year's holidays behind us, 800,000 federal workers are about to start feeling the pinch of no paychecks. the white house and congress remain at odds over funding for president trump's long promised border wall. with democrats set to take control of the house, both sides are digging in for a long fight. chip reid has the latest from washington. >> so, we have to have a wall as part of border security. >> reporter: president trump ended 2018 talking about the wall and began 2019 tweeting about it. the democrats, much as i suspected, he wrote, have allocated no money for a new wall. today the white house invited congressional leaders from both
parties to a briefing tomorrow on border security and the wall. but the white house provided no details, and some democrats are already calling the invitation a stunt. if the meeting happens, it will be the president's first with democratic leaders since december 11th when he said this about the looming shutdown. >> i will be the one to shut it down. i'm not going to blame you for it. >> reporter: without a deal on the wall, the shutdown will continue as trash and human waste pile up at some national parks, calls go unanswered at the irs, and the smithsonian museums and the national zoo prepare to close. the animals will be cared for, but the hugely popular panda cam will go dark. and hundreds of thousands of federal employees will continue to work without pay. the largest federal employee union is suing the government, arguing that forcing employees to work without being paid violates federal law. c what's happen over the next couple of days? >> reporter: well, tomorrow is that briefing here at the white
house for congressional leaders, but nobody knows if that's really going to have any effect on resolving this standoff. then thursday, a big day, the democrats officially take control of the house. nancy pelosi, if all goes according to plan, becomes speaker of the house, and then the democrats plan to pass their bill to reopen the government. the problem is that bill has already been rejected by the white house because it doesn't provide enough money for the president's wall. so what happens after that is anyone's guess. vlad? >> all right, chip reid at the white house. thanks, chip. a nasa spacecraft phoned home today and gave us our first real glimpse of a frozen remnant of the earliest days of our solar system. mark strassmann on why scientist s are so excited. >> we've just accomplished the most distant fly-by >> reporter: a roomful of people in laurel, maryland, got something unusual today, the great of the lncel in human history. [ applause ] >> reporter: that call traveled more than 4 billion miles, a radio signal from nasa's new
horizons spacecraft. flying past ultima thule, a frozen world shaped like a bowling pin, a pristine relic from the dawn of time. >> i don't know about all of you, but i'm really liking this 2019 thing so far. [ laughter ] >> reporter: alan stern is the principal investigator for nasa's new horizon's to ject. the space probe about the size of a baby grand piano launched in 2006, sent back breath taking photos of pluto in 2015, then traveled deeper into the kuiper belt for its fly-by of ultima thule. >> we chased it down a billion miles away in the dark out there. and we crossed it at 32,000 mis an hour. >> reporter: they will release high resolution photos tomorrow. it can teach scientists how planets were formed from smaller worlds like ultima thule believed to be roughly as old as the solar system itself.
4 1/2 billion years. >> this is an example of america on its game and people in our time doing things that are larger than life that actually go down in history books that make a difference for the body of human knowledge. >> reporter: forth next decade, new horizons will sail deeper into the cosmos. scientists here at johns hopkins have yet to identify its next target. vlad, it will be another billion miles or more from earth. >> it is such a remarkable achievement. mark strassmann, thank you. the new year brings with it new laws, and that means raises for millions of workers and some big changes for some pet lovers. here's don dahler. >> reporter: california voters put teeth into a push that find homes for rescue animals. pets sold at retail stores must now be from nonprofit adoption organizations, not puppy mills. also in california, publicly held corporations must now include at least one woman on
the board. and workers are no longer required to sign a nondisclosure agreement as part of a sexual harassment case. >> so many different people were told that they would have to have sexual relationships in order to advance themselves, and that is just disgusting. >> reporter: 20 states raised the minimum wage, in some places to as much as $15 an hour. lifting pay for 5.3 million workers across the country. the federally mandated minimum wage remains $7.25. if you're in the big apple after july, you won't be seeing these any more. foam food containers are banned in new york city. plastic straws are banned in d.c. fake service animals are banned in washington state. if you're caught riding a bike wearing headphones in the nation's capital, expect a $50 fine. if you identify as neither male nor female in new york city, you can change the gender designation on your birth certificate to x. the road named for confederate
president jefferson davis in virginia has seen its identity changed to the richmond highway. and in an effort to staunch a dwindling population, vermont is offering $10,000 to anyone willing to identify them self as a new resident. hunters can now wear blaze pink in addition to blaze orange in illinois. and the age of marital consent in new hampshire is now 16. vlad, it was 13 for girls. >> i may just move to vermont. thank you. >> they would welcome you. >> good to see you, don. in russia tonight there is a race against time and the freezing cold to find survivors trapped inside a collapsed apartment building. as many as 14 people have been rescued including one with the smallest sound of life. here's barry petersen. >> reporter: careful, careful, rescueho then cradled in their arms, 10 month old baby vanya, alive,
after being buried 35 hours in temperatures that dipped to 4 below zero. after a quick injection, the race for life begins. let's go, let's go! they yell. run, run! rushing him to a local hospital. and tonight, say authorities, he was transferred to a hospital in moscow. the rescue came after a portion of this building collapsed from an explosion blamed on a natural gas leak. magnitogorsk is a major steel-producing city, a city now saddened. my colleague died, she says, a young woman now gone. vanya may be alive because he was in a crib wrapped in blankets. russian officials warn that he's in serious condition, but tonight he has a whole nation praying that he will sur. that miracles really do happen.
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>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." >> winter is upon us, and that means it's time to go surfing. and if you want the biggest waves in the world, you won't be flying to hawaii or australia. you will be headed to portugal. anderson cooper got wet with a former world record holder for "60 minutes." >> reporter: the giant waves appear every winter just as they have for thousands of years. place until 2011 when garrett mcnamara was towed into the 78-foot wave by a jet ski. he had a camera mounted on his surfboard, and one on the shore recording him as he got into place, let go of the tow rope,
and began his record-setting ride. >> i didn't realize it was that big of a wave until it came down from above and just, boom, right on my shoulder. almost squashed me. i almost collapsed. >> reporter: it's hard for people who have not ridden a 78-foot wave to understand what it feels like, the power of that wave. how do you describe it? >> a lot of us have snowboaraded or skied. just imagine going as fast as you go down a mountain, and then imagine hitting some ice, maybe some mole hills. and then imagine an avalanche coming down after you. then imagine not trying to run away from it, trying to stay as close as possible to it the whole time. and have it chasing you. and now the mountain is moving, and not just the avalanche, but
the whole mountain is moving. that's what it's like riding the giant waves. >> reporter: it sounds terrifying. >> for the average person, it could easily be hill. >> reporter: if you haven't figured it out by now, garrett mcnamara is not your average person. he started focusing on big waves in the mid '90s. attracted by the challenge and the rush of adrenaline he got riding them. before setting the world record, he'd already made a name for himself with some incredible rides. >> so good. garrett. >> reporter: and some epic wipe outs. >> oh! i broke ribs three different times, broke feet, i hurt this knee, back, stitches from head to toe. >> reporter: how many times have you been stitched up? >> i don't know, at least 100,
if not more. and then i've stopped going to the doctor. i was crazy. crazy, do everything. if i can crazy glue it, it's getting crazy glued. if you put it perfectly back together and put some crazy glue on it, and back in the water that day. >> reporter: mcnamara first surfed the waters in portugal in 2010. what do people think of you here? >> i know in the beginning they thought i was absolutely crazy. >> reporter: local resident had e-mailed him this picture of a wave, hoping to attract surfers and boost the local economy. for hwit was known as a sleepy fishing village. it was only the town's fishermen who braved the waters. hundreds drowned in sight of loved ones on shore. when we came in 2012, there weren't many surfers riding
these monster waves. today, thanks in large part to garrett mcnamara, the water is now crowded with them. and on shore, throngs of spectators gather around a 100-year-old light house to watch the incredible rides and dangerous falls. >> it's like water world. they're like waiting for waves. it's funny. >> reporter: competing for waves? >> competing, fighting. full on. >> reporter: surfers want to challenge themselves here in nazare? >> this is the proving ground when it comes to a team. much more about teamwork here. you need somebody with a jet ski to watch over you. and once it gets over 60 feet, g themselves and their s he >> reporter: it's dangerous even for the jet skiers. >> oh, it's almost more
dangerous because you've got this big machine all of a sudden, the wave lands on you and you're stuck with the machine. >> reporter: last november mcnamara was riding a jet ski, towing his friend british surfer andrew into this massive wave. it didn't go as planned. >> oh! [ bleep ]. this thing literally exploded like a bomb, and he flew in the mid-air like a cannonball. he was a human cannonball. >> reporter: he was in the wrong spot on the wave and had to jump off his board. he disappeared momentarily before being thrown forward like a rag doll. he landed hard on the water and broke his back. >> the shock went through my back. it was like hitting concrete. >> reporter: he was rescued and brought onto the beach. he spent months recovering, but
is already back surfing once again. >> as wipe outs go, it wasn't that bad. >> reporter: dude, you broke your back. >> yeah, it was an impact. the amazing thing about nazare, you never know what you're going to get. >> reporter: that's what makes it so exciting. the same day andrew got hurt, a brazilian surfer named rodrigo caught the ride of his life on this wave that some observers thought might have broken garrett mcnamara's record. >> you are officially amazing. >> reporter: and just a few months later, another brazilian surfer set a new women's world record on a wave that measured 68 feet. who do you think will be the next surfer to set a world record here? >> there's a lot of capable people to set the next world record. >> reporter: we wanted to see these world-famous waves up close. so we rigged mcnamara's jet ski
with three mini cameras and attached another to the end of a sticky could easily carry. we also placed three cameras with high-powered zoom lenses on the licliffs overlooking where e waves break and hired another cameraman to follow us. with eight cameras rolling and two jet skis, we took off from the harbor in nazare. this is the area you try to surf? >> yes. >> reporter: we hoped to see for ourselves just how powerful and dangerous the waves here are. >> i'm good. come right on up. hold on tight. >> reporter: we had no idea what we were in for. >> oh, yeah, woo-hoo hoo! look at that. >> reporter: mcnamara considered these waves relatively tame. they were only 20 to 30 feet high. >> right there.
yeah! look at that! holy moly! that's amazing. now try to hold on. >> reporter: it's not just the wind and current that makes the waves so massive. it's the existence of an under water canyon. at the deepest point the canyon is nearly three times the depth of the grand canyon. it starts about 100 miles on offshore and runs nearly onto shore. all this energy funnels in like a v. all this energy comes down the canyon and as soon as it hits the shallow point, vavoom! >> reporter: getting hit with all that energy is according to mcnamara, part of the joy of big no> all ght. yocan see the full report on our website, cbsnews.com billions of bacteria,
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electric guitars. i've been doing this since, like, 1968. >> for more than half a century, this has been rick kelly's life. tucked away along the two-block stretch of new york's greenwich village, seemingly insulated from an evolution outside its doors is car mine street guitars. it's one of the few shops remaining in the city that still has its roots firmly planted in old new york. keeping the books in order, kelly's 93-year-old mother dorothy. >> new york city is so special. neighborhoods' gone through lots of changes, a lot of the old places, the old haunts kind of came and went. a lot of clubs are going under. >> even in a digital age where production is rapidly trending towards automation, everything here is still crafted by hand. >> a lot of wood out of chelsea, yeah, chummily's. chummily's in bedford. >> the sawdust that lines the
floorboards on carmine st, old cultural landmarks, many that no longer exist. you call the reclaimed wood you use in these guitars the old bones of new york. >> bones of old new york. >> yeah. >> it's the bones of these buildings, all these buildings are framed out of this old wood. they throw it away basically. i find it in dumpsters i do a lot of dumpster diving. i've managed to get some nice iconic historic buildings. >> littered among the stacks of pine in kelly's shop including the 130-year-old chelsea hotel, and prohibition era speak easy chummily's, stomping ground for some of the great of the talents and hemming way to fitzgerald. from the bar of mixorly's, oldest bar in new york. >> he puts out about four custom guitars per month, capturing a by gone era, repurposing it into his instruments.
you have patrons like dylan. lou reid. >> lou reid. ♪ ♪ >> i would say rick is the last vestige, you know, of homemade products. >> what's it mean to you when you see a concert and you see your work of art being used by another artist, creating art? >> i know it's amazing to see. when lou was at carnegie hall, he was playing my guitar. that's like magic. ♪ ♪ j.d. salinger and hemming way sat on those benches and chatted to each other on the same timbers, i get to make guitars from. when you first start cutting it, you can smell, a bar after the place is closed, it has those smells coming out of the door.
a vietnam veteran returned home from the war and devoted his life to helping the disabled. disabled dogs, that is, and, of course, a couple of cats. chip reid has the story of devotion. >> reporter: after a long successful career as a veterinarian, dr. lincoln parks retired 27 years ago, or so he claims. you work how many days a
week? >> seven. >> reporter: at age 90, he spends eight to ten hours a day building carts that transform disabled dogs from this into this. lester has a spinal disorder that ileana moya says is not uncommon with corgis. did you think you might lose him? >> i thought i was going to lose him for sure. >> when i see them roll out the door after being carried in, that's my paycheck. >> reporter: that's your paycheck. you don't do this for the money? >> no, no, i don't. are you ready? go? >> reporter: mylo has gone from just lying around to chasing deer again in her backyard. you're very thankful for dr. parks? >> oh, my god, yes. he is like -- life saver to all these animals. >> reporter: over the years parks has also helped cats, rabbits, pigs, even a chicken. he got his first patent in 1961 and never stopped tinkering. is it an obsession with you?
>> probably. seeing i have ten boats and i haven't used them for years. >> reporter: you have a bunch of sailboats and you own an island in maine. why are you in this workshop all the time? >> you sound like my wife. >> reporter: i sound like your wife? i'm sorry. soon he plans to release a new design he says will blow the wheels off the competition. so you're just getting started. >> i am. >> reporter: just getting started at 90 years old. chip reid, cbs news, oxford, maryland. >> and that is the overnight news for this wednesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back a little later for the morning news and, of course, "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center here in new york city, i'm vladimir duthiers.
it's wednesday, january 2nd, 2019. this is the cbs morning news. congressional leaders from both parties are heading to the white house today for a briefing on the border wall and security as the government shutdown enters day 12. and up close and personal an exhibit at a florida zoo turns into a terrifying experience after a toddler falls into the rhinoceros enclosure. and 2019 will be a very big year for a mega millions player. one ticket hit the $425 million japo