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battlefield. >> as long as there are american blo boots on the ground, there will be u.s. air support overhead. >> the return of a u.s. carrier to the pegulf is seen as a showf force to nearby iran which deployed vessels in december to shadow it. >> when you put that big chess piece down in a certain part of the world, it means you're serious. >> you got iran, yemen, syria, iraq, isis, afghanistan. it's quite a full plate. >> it is a full plate, yes. >> that became apparent as we watch dozens catapulted off the deck returning hours later to a dead stop pilots describe as a controlled crash. >> this is what it looks like down here in the engine room. this is a system that has to work as many as 75 times a day. >> and well into the night.
and while the sailors here are more than capable of keeping up the pace, no one could be certain of what's on the horizon. cbs news in the persian gulf. >> a documentary series about r. kelly has prosecutors in illinois and georgia taking a fresh look at the music superstar. a number of women accused kelly of crimes including sexually assault. ♪ >> reporter: the grammy winning singer and song writer is under legal scrutiny for alleged sexual and physical abuse of multiple women. calls to investigate the 52-year-old were reignited after the 6-hour docu-series surviving r. kelly aired on lifetime. >> kim fox is asking anyone with information to come forward. >> the recent accusations
against entertainer r. kelly in the series are deeply disturbing. >> she has been in touch with families that are looking for their loved ones. >> i hope and pray that the d.a. makes a move quick from out of chicago or out of atlanta because at this point, he may be leaving the country with these girls and whoever to try to flee from this situation. they were featured in the lifetime series and say their 23-year-old daughter has been brainwashed by r. kelly despite several videos she has made where she says she is fine. kelly's award winning career has been shadowed bisexuy sexual miscon allegationsor two decades. he was acquitted in 2008. >> i believe it's opened up a new era and i believe there's power in numbers. >> well, for his part, kelly has
not commented on the latest allegations made in the docu-series but his attorney says the allegations are false, calling them, quote, another round of stories. >> thank you. coming up next, a number of people use medical marijuana and admit to driving while very high. and later, more former nfl players may soon be eligible for payments in a concussion settlement.
people in 33 states and washington d.c. can legally use medical marijuana to ease their pain and other conditions, but how many are driving while high? in a study out tonight, more than half admit to it. >> at the most advanced driving simulator in the world at the university of iowa, the study of the effects of driving under the influence of cannabis has been in high gear. >> it looks like a spaceship. >> it's designed to pick up the effects of cannabis. >> she has been studying cannabis for 20 years. she put me in the driver's seat when we visited for 60 minutes. >> the ability to take information in, evaluate it, make decisions and initiate them greatly effected by cannabis.
>> they're at the heart of a study out today that found more than half of michigan residents surveyed use medical cannabis for chronic pain admitted to driving while a little high. one in five admitted to driving while very high. that's a concern for law enforcement. there's 2.1 million medical marijuana users across 33 states. right now, there's no reliable road side test to know for sure if a driver is impaired by cannabis. he conducted the trials that lead to the first fda approved medication. a drug for epilepsy. >> has it gotten ahead of the science? >> absolutely. >> essentially politicians have voted this should be a legal medical therapy and they don't have data from rigorous scientific studies to define what the safety is. >> it's significant that a pioneer in medical cannabis use
is concerned. we need more specific guidance on how to use it in as safe a way as possible and that includes telling patients how long to wait before driving and figuring out ways to reliably know what role it may be playing in motor vehicle accidents. >> important food for thought. >> important food for thought. coming up a when your blanket's freshness fades before the binge-watching begins... that's when you know, it's half-washed. next time, add downy fabric conditioner for up to 7 days of downy freshness. downy and it's done.
swerved to avoid an accident and slammed into a police cruiser parked in the emergency lane and then burst into flames. the trooper rushed to save the driver from his burning car. no one was seriously hurt. >> more former nfl players may be eligible of payment as part of a billion dollar concussion settlement. the nfl dropped it's plan to challenge those diagnosed with dementia. they can seek up to $3 million for moderate dementia and $1.5 million for mild dementia. the league was accused of concealing what it knew about the risk of concussions. >> jeff besos and his wife mackenzie announced they are splitting after 25 years of marriage. they put out a statement saying we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends. they have four children. besos is the richest man in the world with a network of $137
you're never too old to start a company, especially one that might save the planet. >> try as he might, charlie bliss just can't stop working. work-a-holics aren't that unusual, but this one is 101 years old. >> have you ever thought of the word retirement? >> i tell people i like retirement so much i do often. >> how many times would you say you retired over the years? >> i lost count. >> he became the oldest american ever awarded a patent for a system he says could be a big step in saving the world from climate change. >> the idea is to keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. >> and you think you found a way to do it? >> a cost effective way to do it. >> his elaborate plan is to
capture carbon dioxide emissions from power plants that burn fuels preventing them from entering the atmosphere where they're a major cause of global warming. he and his business partner are known as the thermodynamics duo. >> he makes me feel like a youngster. >> they have a start up company to market their idea and they're working on six more patents. >> the real secret is to stay busy up here. >> you're going to continue doing this for awhile. >> i have a work program that can keep me business sr fy for >> when he'll be 103 and still working to save the world. >> that's the overnight news for this thursday. 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 overnight news. president trump travels to the southern border today to press his case for a wall ceilisealin the united states from mexico. appare apparently his primetime address failed to change many minds, especially on capitol hill. meanwhile, the political battle that left parts of the government shuttered is about to make history. this is day 20 of the shutdown. one day short of the longest ever. there was a 21 day shutdown in the winter of 1995 and '96. nancy has the latest. >> our meeting did not last long. >> democrats said the president abruptly ended their talks today and he didn't dispute it. a total waste of time he
tweeted. i said bye bye. >> he sort of slammed the table and when leader pelosi said she didn't agree with the wall, he just walked out and said we have nothing to discuss. >> with roughly 800,000 federal workers due to miss their first paycheck on friday, the two sides couldn't even agree on what went wrong. >> i don't recall him ever raising his voice or slamming his hand. >> president trump is holding out for $5.7 billion in border wall funding to combat what he calls a crisis. >> how much more american blood must we shed? >> but government figures show the number of people caught trying to cross illegally is actually near a 20 year low. if illegal immigration at the border has gone down, why is it a crisis now. >> do you know why it's gone down? good management. because of me and my people. because we managed it well. >> well then why is it a crisis? >> weavore p com
up. you have a caravan. >> he came to the capitol to urge senate republicans to stick with him. a small but growing number don't want to hold up funding for federal agencies while this wall fight drags on. >> there was a vigorous discussion. >> mr. trump denied that party support is slipping. >> you're just making that up. >> and he insisted that many furr furloughed federal workers want him to percensevere. >> many people are saying, mr. president, you're doing the right thing, get it done. >> this is another example of the president being almost delusion nary about what it is. >> federal workers are paid every two weeks and today is supposed to be payday. anna has the story of one family trying to cope without the cash. >> first off, i can't pay my mortgage. >> this is what frustration looks like for federal
corrections officer, john. >> this is not like i did this on purpose. >> he's making a stream of non-stop phone calls to try to hold the banks at bay. he hasn't gotten a paycheck since december 29th and doesn't expect to get one any day soon. >> i'm still working. i'm going to work every day and i'm not getting paid. i have to work extra hours and not get paid. >> he's been guarding prisoners at philadelphia's federal detention center for nearly 19 years and lived through several shutdowns but this one has gone on so long, he's about to miss a mortgage payment. the bank told him and his wife, if they miss a second one, it will start foreclosure proceedings. >> are you scared or angry? >> a little bit of both. i'm scared because we never miss any payments and i'm angry at the bank because they just don't -- there's no give. >> his wife vicki's preschool teaching job can't cover their
expenses. they had hoped last night's speeches would bring some answers but were left disappointed. >> so they didn't say anything. >> nothing. >> she blames president trump. he blames both democrats and republicans. >> this is ridiculous and this is going to go on for months. >> both want to know if they can be disciplined with their finances, why can't the government. >> it's like children, republicans and democrats, two children fighting against each other. >> rod rosenstein will be leaving the justice department as soon as a new attorney general is in place. rosenstein was overseeing the special counsel russia investigation. what does this mean for the probe? >> reporter: deputy attorney general rod rosenstein will step down once william barr is confirmed. he's a key player in the russia investigation directly overseeing the work of special counsel robert mueller. since appointing mueller in may
of 2017, he's been a target of the president's criticism. he even retweeted an image of him behind bars suggesting he was a traitor. the white house insists rosenstein is not being fired. >> i don't think there's any willingness by the president or the white house to push him out. barr told the white house he wanted his own deputy attorney general but praised him during meetings today. >> what do you think of the job he's done? >> excellent. >> he would likely inherent oversight of the russia investigation that he criticized in june saying part of it is fatally misconceived. >> he says the remarks are grounds to recuse himself. >> he's already expressed comments about the special counsel investigation. >> but senator lindsey graham, a vocal supporter of the president, said barr expressed confidence in mueller during their meeting today. >> i asked mr. barr directly, do
you think mr. mueller is on a witch hunt? he said no. >> barr's previous criticism of the russia investigation is expected to play a key part in his confirmation hearings that begin next week. >> the plot thickens in the case against r. kelly. authorities in georgia and illinois are investigating allegations of sexual assault stemming from the documentary surviving r. kelly. ♪ i believe i can fly >> reporter: the grammy winning singer and song writer is now under legal scrutiny in two states for alleged sexual and physical abuse of multiple women. calls to investigate the 52-year-old were reignited after the 6-hour docuseries surviving r. kelly aired on lifetime. cook county attorney general is asking anyone to come forward. >> the recent allegations against entertainer r. kelly and
the recent docu-series are disturbing. >> she has been in touch with families looking for their loved ones. >> i hope and pray that the dea makes a move quick from out of chicago or out of atlanta because at this point he may be leaving the country with these girls and who ever to try to flee from this situation. >> they were featured in a lifetime series and say their 23-year-old daughter has been brainwashed by r. kelly despite several videos she has made. >> i'm in a happy place. >> where she says she's fine. kelly's award winning career has been shadowed by sexual misconduct ae misconduct allegations for two decades. he was acquitted in 2008. >> he has not commented on the latest accusations made in the docu-series but his attorney is
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this is the cbs overnight news. >> the former retail giant sears goes up for auction monday. three months after filing for bankruptcy protection, a judge will decide whether the company remains in business or gets liquidated and if so, who gets to do the liquidation. >> sears once employed as many as 350,000 people and offered customers middle class prices. now employees are wondering what's next as millions of shoppers move on. >> sears, where america shops. >> it was the original everything retailer, delivering the world to your doorstep.
decades before anyone ever got a box from amazon. >> why do i shop at sears? it's easy for me. i can pick up tennis balls, children's clothing, wrenches. >> but after navigating the shift from department stores to malls, sears stop innovating according to the director of the retail studies program at columbia business school. >> the company has been on a death spiral for well over a decade. it lost sight of the fact that change is a constant. >> while he blames poor management and stiff competition, it's not the only document that's failed to change with the times. u.s. e-commerce sales nearly doubled and in the last two years, at least 200 million square feet of retail space closed, including dozens of stores from jcpenney, macy's, toys "r" us and k-mart that merged with sears in 2005. sears shuttered more than 3,000 stores worldwide in the past
decade. >> this table and chairs and the china cabinet came from sears. >> bobby jones told cbs sunday morning he worked at sears for 35 years enjoying wages and benefits that many of today's retail workers could only dream of. >> it is a prestige to say i worked at sears. >> while the decline of sears may be historic, it does not mean the death of retail. >> you have lots of retailers that are thriving out there and you have some like amazon that are building brick and mortar stores like whole foods which they acquired. >> but should any of today's retail giants fail to adapt, they too risk falling. >> you have to be able to play in lots of lanes, online, with brick and mortar, you have to have good products that the customer wants and stay competitive. >> as for sears, last month a court approved bonuses of up to $25 million for sears executives. the company's front line
employees meanwhile are worried they may walk away with nothing. the hedge fund hoping to buy sears says it expects to reinstate the severance program prior to the bankruptcy but the keyword there is expects. the partial government shutdown not only closed down america's national parks but it's also thrown up a road block for people that want to transform white sands national monument. they want to turn it into a national park. what's the difference? mark went to find out. >> this is the most pristine beach in the world. >> it's constantly moving, growing, evolving, changing. >> this place, it encourages you and rewards you to look deeper. >> the landscape is other worldly. 275 square miles of sugar white
sand. >> this sand is perfect. it's perfect. >> the park rangers we road with into new mexico's white sands national monument assured us this is no morage but a geological wonder. sunglasses are a must on this beach without an ocean, although there's plenty of surfing here too. >> the environment is ever changing on the backdrop of these white dunes. >> the ranger says don't be fooled, white sands is more than a giant sand box. >> there's over 50 species that live in the dunes that have rapidly adapted themselves to live in the dunes. this is an island. this is an island of life. >> that's because beneath the b basin lies a giant underground lake. we found water about a foot below the surface. >> this is old water. this is 6,000 years old.
> 6,00>> there's an amazing oasis. >> herbert hoover proclaimed it a national monument. but there's a push to make it the next national park. >> white sands superintendent describes the difference. >> a national monument usually is recognized for a singular resource or a singular event. a national park will frequently have multiple layers, a little more complexity. >> the national park designation also carries more prestige which would bring more tourists, jobs, and revenue. nearby, population 31,000 -- >> we're excited. >> we met gb oliver. chamber of commerce. local studies show turning white sands into a national park could mean an extra 100,000 visitors a year, an economicd fo7.5 llion
region. >> national parks have that much more recognition. people are in the habit of looking for those and going to them and visiting them. >> one potential issue, the monument lies within the white sands missile range, america's biggest military installation where the first atomic bomb was detonated some 60 miles north of the monument. the department of defense and the park service had competing interests, but agreed to create a national park with a series of proposed land spots. the real pitfall is something else. america has 60 national parks. almost half were once national monuments, just like white sands. creating a national park requires congressional approval. the challenges that these days congress can agree on very little. the new mexico senator introduced the bill to designate white sands as a national park. >> they know they should expect
something special and i think white sands ut t knows politics in washington can feel like a clash of the transformers. this scene was filmed at white sands. >> so what are the odds then of this happening? >> i think the odds of this happening are very high. i think the question is when. and it may take six months, or few yes,ut it m take there will be a whi ate sands national park. >> white sands may have a lesson for polarized lawmakers about the dynamic of change. one wind storm, one rainstorm, and every track here is erased for another
many of the treasures of king tut are on display in los angeles, but if you want a glimpse, you'll have to act fast. the exhibition ends sunday and after that the exhibit will never go on tour again. so you'll have to go to egypt to see it. >> in los angeles at the california science center, the young are coming to marvel at the old. the very, very old.
the treasures of king tut. more than 3,000 years old and still gleaming. >> look at this. >> for years, egypt's most prominent a prominent archeologist helped organize this exhibit. including many that have never left egypt. >> this is a masterpiece, the eyes, the black color of the statue. >> the school aged visitors may miss some of the symbolism but the story still fascinating. >> he was a boy king, so children can identify with that. >> diane is the senior vice president of exhibits at the
california science center. >> and this was at the temple where people would come and they would give food offerings and they would worship king tut. >> but pharoahs that followed tried to wipe his name from this. >> yes, they wiped his name off the belt and put their own name on instead. but they failed because now of course king tut is the most famous of all. >> and yet, he wasn't a particularly significant king of egypt, was he? >> no. he was not. actually if his tomb was not found, maybe we wouldn't talk about him. >> but famously his tomb was found by the british archaeologist howard carter. >> it remains the richest found and the only one found nearly intact. >> the objects are alabaster
coffinettes, six foot tall guilded wooden statues that guarded the tomb and furniture for the boy king to use in the aft afterlife. but they're only a fraction of the 5,000 treasures discovered only a century ago buried with king tut. >> because of those 5,000 items that were found, he became an instant celebrity. >> that celebrity grew to super star status in the late 70s when more than 8 million people viewed the first exhibition to tour the united states. tut-mania swept america. >> when he was a young man he never thought he'd see people stand in line to see the boy king. >> the star of that exhibit in the 1970s is the golden burial mask. >> that you don't have this time, do you? >> no, it is too fragile and
egypt doesn't let it outside of egypt anymore. you have to go to cairo to see that. >> he's in charge of packing and shipping the objects that are fit to travel. >> this is the heritage of egypt. is it a weight of your shoulders to be taking this around the world? >> if i think too hard about that, it becomes a little daunting. insurance value doesn't really mean anything because you can't replace. >> part of the proceeds from the exhibition will go to help complete the new grand egyptian museum in giza which is intended to become the final resting place. >> these objects have left egypt perhaps for the last time on this tour. >> no artifact of king tut will travel anymore. this is the last exhibit. if anyone in the future wants to see king tut, you have to come to egypt. >> so footnote here, after decades here at cbs news iiendie
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there's an artist in london that works exclusively with the lost colors of history and he uses them to bring the past back to life. jonathan got a look at his work. >> inside an east london studio, you'll find powder that when mixed and mashed revealed rare shades from the past. pedro is equal parts artist and alchemist. >> this is the base which is rabbit skin glue. >> it's pigments that were popular centuries ago but have faded overtime. it's his job to first research and match time periods with their appropriate pigments. and then following ancient paint
recipes bring historic landmarks back to their original grandeur. as staff at strawberry hill house has learned authenticity can have it's own unique scent. >> it's the last thing you should do because it damages the surface of the paint. >> that smell depending on the color could come from any number of unusual ingredients. one is used with fresh beetles. one is known for the amount of elbow greease that goes into it. he only knows one man that has the patience to make it by hand. >> every hour. 24 hours a day. >> his passion for color began when he was a kid, growing up in the vibrant streets of portugal,
a city he says hasn't done enough to preserve it's history. >> i still remember the colors vividly. >> his latest project is preserving a piece of london's past. this dragon will join dozens of othe others. he identified the colors that would have been used in the 1700s. >> this is quite a grand display for you? >> well, yes. it's not about me. it's about the>> buildings and it's about the>> buildings and getting a fresh coat of
captioning funded by cbs it's about the>> buildings and getting a fresh coat of it's thursday, january 10th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." president trump is taking the shutdown battle to the southern u.s. border today. this as government workers struggle to make ends meet without a paycheck. a key player in the russia investigation, deputy attorney general rod and new pressure and protests against singer r. kelly. now lady gaga is supporting his alleged victims. ♪