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we will see you back here at 6 pm for news. we will see you in 30 minutes. ♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> begnaud: the deadly storm is not over yet. snow is piling up from the midwest to the nation's capitol. also tonight, can the president and congress finally work out a deal to end the longest government shutdown in u.s. history? >> there's no excuse for the shutdown. >> they're playing politics because they hate trump. >> begnaud: a new report claims there are no detailed records of president trump's face-to-face meetings with vladimir putin. >> anybody could have listened to that meeting. >> begnaud: new details about the suspect accused of murdering jayme closs' parents and kidnapping the girl. he's due in court tomorrow. demonstrators say the real border crisis is an immigration system not prepared for families and children seeking asylum.
and teachers in the nation's second largest school district are about to go on strike. they say it's part of a national fight. >> get ready. because, on monday, we will be on strike. >> begnaud: good evening, i'm david begnaud. we're going to begin with the weather. millions of americans from the midwest to the mid-atlantic are digging out from the biggest and deadliest snow storm of this season. parts of missouri got more than a foot and a half of snow, the nation's capital got about half a foot. the storm this weekend is blamed for at least nine deaths, the latest was in virginia. and mola lenghi was there. >> reporter: with an eye on what happened across the plains, the city of charlottesville took no chances, deploying two dozen crews prior to and throughout the storm to treat and plow roads. >> the biggest challenge will be refreeze overnight, so our crews will be in through a period tomorrow at noon in full force, and we will make sure that any refreeze or black ice is taken care of.
>> reporter: today, susan oldfield is walking her dog in the snow. tomorrow, she will be driving in it. how far are you driving tomorrow? >> to north carolina. >> reporter: oh wow, it's pretty icy down there from what we know. >> well, we'll see, i have to go, so, yeah, we'll find out. >> reporter: the deadly storm is being felt in the east, especially mid-atlantic states. tens of thousands are without power, including here in virginia and north carolina. sunday's snow fall left parts of the nation's capitol under about half a foot of snow. more than a thousand flights have been canceled across the country, including in the d.c. area. st. louis really got hit, getting nearly a foot of snow in some areas, turning roadways treacherous and deadly. there have been hundreds of crashes. but here in historic charlottesville, the lighter snow fall left most in a lighter mood. >> beautiful. >> reporter: beautiful? >> yes, i love the snow. >> reporter: why? >> because i don't get to see snow in hong kong. so, this is a fantastic treat for me.
>> reporter: the snow fall continues throughout the mid- atlantic tonight and delays and cancellations for schools and government offices tomorrow have already begun. david? >> begnaud: mola, as we see the crews working behind you, what is the thought? is this snow going to turn to ice tomorrow morning as people start to head out the door? >> reporter: well, yeah, that is something, david, that everyone here is keeping an eye on. as you can see, crews working behind me, they will be working overtime all night to make sure that roads and highways are ready for tomorrow's commute. >> begnaud: mola lenghi, thank you. now to the political storm in washington. there is a new report saying there are no detailed records of president trump's face-to-face meetings with vladimir putin. errol barnett is at the white house. >> i'm not keeping anything under wraps. >> reporter: speaking with fox news last night, president trump denied a "washington post" report that claims he has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his face to face conversations with russian president vladimir putin.
the paper says that includes taking possession of his interpreter's notes after a meeting in hamburg, germany, and demanding they do not disclose what was discussed. cbs news has not independently confirmed that report. press secretary sarah sanders said in a statement, "the story is so outrageously inaccurate it doesn't even warrant a response." >> i do know that president trump was burned earlier by leaks of other private conversations. >> reporter: today, republican senators ron johnson and ted cruz defended the president. democrats, like dick durbin, said the senate should investigate. >> when he takes the interpreters notes and wants to destroy them so no one can see what was said and written transcript. you know, it raises serious questions. >> reporter: the president also pushed back against a "new york times" report that the f.b.i. opened an investigation of him after his firing of f.b.i. director james comey, suspecting trump might be a russian asset. >> are you now or have you ever worked for russia, mr. president? >> i think it's the most insulting thing i've ever been asked.
>> reporter: now, president trump did not deny he was helping the kremlin, but he did repeat his claim that there was no collusion and the entire russia probe is a "hoax." david? >> begnaud: errol barnett at the white house. thank you, errol. congress will go back to work tomorrow, but the longest government shutdown in u.s. history continues. here's meg oliver. >> no idea, no idea. >> reporter: president trump now says he doesn't know if he can strike a deal with democrats to get the government open again. the standoff still deadlocked over building a border wall, the president said mexico would pay for. >> i have the absolute right to call a national emergency. other presidents have called many national emergencies. >> reporter: at 23 days, the shutdown is now the longest in american history. senator lindsey graham says he tried to convince the president to get people back to work. >> the president says, let's make a deal, then open up the government. nancy pelosi says, even if he opened up the government, i wouldn't fund the wall.
>> reporter: democrats insist the wall is wasteful spending. >> reopen the government, stop harming our country and our economy, and let's make our best efforts. because we all agree we need to invest more in border security. >> reporter: federal workers missed their first paycheck friday. 800,000 government employees forced to work unpaid or stay home. >> i think everybody should get paid for their work. and, in my view, the situation is just ridiculous. >> reporter: the number of t.s.a. workers calling out sick has more than doubled compared to last year. in a show of solidarity, air- traffic controllers from canada sent pizzas to 39 f.a.a. facilities across the u.s., where they are working, david, without pay. >> begnaud: and meg, didn't they close a terminal in miami because of the sick calls? >> reporter: that's right. but the good news is that terminal will reopen on monday. >> begnaud: good. thank you, meg. president trump, for now, has backed away from declaring a national emergency to pay for
his border call. on the border, mireya villarreal looked into what some say is the real crisis, an immigration system not prepared for the flood of children and families that are seeking asylum. >> and there's a group over here getting ready to cross. >> reporter: border patrol agents say the number of daily illegal crossings is unsustainable. >> if we can prevent any illegal entry, that is our goal. >> reporter: in december alone, the department of homeland security says they apprehended more than 50,000 people trying to enter the u.s. illegally along the southern border. but thousands more are waiting to make a legal claim for asylum. last year, nearly 93,000 asylum cases were filed. >> but day in and day out, we go to a courthouse in mcallen and we see the effects of zero tolerance. >> reporter: efrén olivarez works directly with migrants seeking asylum in the rio grand valley. he says it's the trump administration's policies toward asylum seekers that have made things worse. >> and all of a sudden they started taking babies from their parents. that gave rise to a humanitarian crisis that was not natural, it
was manufactured by the government. >> reporter: martin duarte is one of the faces of that crisis. we met him just across the border in reynosa, mexico. >> reporter: during president trump's visit to the border last thursday, he met with law enforcement agents and community leaders. >> it was so limited to who could speak and who he wanted to hear from. >> reporter: sister norma pimentel was in the room. she runs the catholic charities in mcallen, where migrants go once they are released after the initial claims are processed. critics will say that some of these people are exploiting the system, exploiting the asylum request. how do you answer those people? >> when your life is in danger and you fear for your life, nobody can exploit anything. they are actually just searching for an opportunity for life. >> reporter: and waiting for the opportunity to have their cases heard. mireya villarreal, cbs news, mcallen, texas.
>> begnaud: secretary of state mike pompeo is in saudi arabia tonight. he has a lot to talk about with crown prince mohammed bin salman, including the wars in syria and yemen, and the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi. here's jonathan vigliotti. >> reporter: secretary of state mike pompeo's politically- sensitive visit to saudi arabia today comes as the kingdom continues to face scrutiny over the brutal murder of journalist jamal khashoggi. pompeo told "face the nation" he will speak with crown prince mohammed bin salman about the killing when they meet. >> this was an outrageous act, an unacceptable murder. and those who were responsible will be held accountable by the united states of america. we're determined to do that. we're determined to get at the facts just as quickly as comprehensively as we can. >> reporter: "the washington post" reported in november that the c.i.a. had concluded bin salman had his advisor arrange the killing. khashoggi was murdered and dismembered while visiting the saudi consulate in istanbul in october.
the crown prince has denied any role. despite international outrage, the white house has continued to show support for the prince. and, for now, it's clear pompeo considered bin salman an ally. >> and then we'll talk about all the important things we do with the kingdom of saudi arabia and all the support they provide to keep americans in kansas and colorado and california and in washington, d.c. safe. >> reporter: jonathan vigliotti, cbs news, london. >> begnaud: we may soon learn more about the motive for the kidnapping of jayme closs and the murder of her parents. the suspect is going to be in court tomorrow. demarco morgan is in barron, wisconsin tonight. >> reporter: police say jake thomas patterson was proactive and planned the abduction of jayme closs. the sheriff said the 21 year old acted alone, even shaving his head to avoid leaving trace evidence at the closs home. barron county sheriff, chris fitzgerald. >> we don't believe the suspect had any connection with the closs family.
so, i think he picked jayme, and that is obviously the million dollar question is why, and we need to find that out. >> reporter: on october 15, jayme's parents, denise and james, were shot to death, and there was no sign of the teenager. but thursday, after being held against her will for 88 days at the secluded cabin in remote, wisconsin, closs made a break for it. peter and kristen kasinskas called 911 when jayme was brought to their doorstep by a neighbor. >> she told us that she was very well hidden. she said that other people would come to the house, but she would have to be hidden. >> reporter: jayme is back with family living with her aunt. investigators are retracing patterson's steps. >> we'll be looking for receipts and places he went during those last 88 days. >> reporter: patterson has no criminal history and is relatively unknown to his neighbors and community. he has been charged with kidnapping and two counts of first-degree intentional homicide for the murders of jayme's parents. paterson will be in court monday. david? >> begnaud: demarco, thank you.
tomorrow on "cbs this morning," gayle king has an interview with the dog walker who first saw jayme closs after she escaped and took her to get help. that is tomorrow on "cbs this morning." teachers in the nation's second largest school district, los angeles, are going on strike tomorrow. they say it's part of a national fight for better pay and for smaller classes. here's carter evans. >> reporter: los angeles public school teachers are calling for change. >> you're no good! >> reporter: working without a contract for almost two years, and with the latest negotiations breaking down... >> get ready. because, on monday, we will be on strike. >> reporter: ...teachers are demanding higher salaries, more nurses and counselors, and smaller class sizes. >> there are certain things that are deal breakers, class size is absolutely a deal breaker. >> reporter: teacher amy owen says some l.a. classrooms are packed with up to 50 children. >> it makes teaching impossible when you've got that many bodies in the room. >> reporter: after securing more
state and local funding, l.a. unified superintendent austen beutner made another offer friday, including spending $130 million to raise salaries, adding 1200 additional staff, and decreasing class sizes. >> we've done the best we can with the resources we have, with all the information that's been provided to us. >> i think all of you would agree that that just doesn't cut it. >> reporter: a strike will impact nearly half a million students. but kids will stay in school, taught by volunteers and substitutes standing in for some 30,000 educators. >> this is something that i didn't sign up for. my child's education is more important than anything. >> reporter: with no deal in sight, l.a. students are about to get a lesson in labor disputes. carter evans, cbs news, los angeles. >> begnaud: up next, we will takeard a u.s. aircraft carrier that is continuing to fight against isis. and later, a final salute to the nation's oldest veteran.
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>> begnaud: tonight, the u.s. aircraft carrier "john stennis" is in the persian gulf on a mission that has not changed, despite plans to pull troops out of syria. military officials say the "stennis'" presence is in the gulf as a signal of america's commitment to fight against isis in the middle east. charlie d'agata takes us aboard. >> reporter: even as we landed aboard the flight deck of the u.s.s. "john c. stennis," you can hear the roar of fighter jets taking off. the "stennis" looks every inch of its 4.5 acres, a warship at war. f-18 fighters launching air strikes from taliban targets in afghanistan, to isis positions in iraq and syria. despite president trump's
declaration of victory and talk of a troop drawdown of all 2,000 u.s. forces in syria. >> we have won against isis. we have beaten them and we have beaten them badly. we've taken back the land. and now it's time for our troops to come back home. >> reporter: but the group commander told us there has been no letup from here. >> it doesn't change our tactics at all. so, we are given missions to do and we fill those missions. >> reporter: it continues at pace? >> the pace for us, since we arrived, has been pretty steady. >> reporter: the "stennis" is more like a floating city, with more than 5,000 sailors servicing 70 tactical aircraft primarily providing cover for u.s. forces on the battlefield. this is what the fight against isis looks like now. and as long as there are erican bwi be u.s.upport overhead. the return of a u.s. carrier to the persian gulf is also seen as a show of force to nearby iran,
which deployed vessels in december to shadow the "stennis." >> when you put that big chest piece down in a certain place as part of the world, it means are you serious. >> reporter: you have iran, yemen, syria, iraq, isis, afghanistan... >> yes. >> reporter: that's quite a full plate. >> it is a full plate, yes. but that's why we're here. >> reporter: that became apparent as we watched dozens of f-18s catapulted off the deck, returning hours later to a dead stop, pilots describe as a controlled crash. and this is what it looks like down here in the engine room. and 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 is on the horizon. charlie d'agata, cbs news, aboard the u.s.s. "john c. stennis" in the persian gulf. >> begnaud: still ahead, there has been a deadly avalanche at
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>> begnaud: welcome back. if you are trying to pin down the definition of good sportsmanship, look no further than the high school wrestler you are about to meet. jim axlerod introduces us. >> reporter: dillon keane, on the right, a senior at bradford high in northwestern pennsylvania took on teammate jake meister, a junior, and couldn't wait... to lose. >> he has always been such a big part of the team and such a big inspiration to all of us. what he has done is incredible. >> reporter: jake has cerebral palsy and is autistic, he doesn't speak. but he has become close with the wrestling team, which made him their honorary captain. still, dillon and his teammates wanted to get jake a little closer to the action, which was just fine with his mom mary jo
hardy. >> as a parent, who was told when jake was three, that he would never walk, talk, anything. and to watch him actually participate in a sport, it was a dream come true for the both of us, i guess you could say. ( applause ) >> reporter: the match ended just the way you would have wanted it to. dillon, an otherwise undefeated district champ, pinned by jake, and the gym going nuts. >> it is a nice feeling, but that's not what it is about for me. showing that whenever you are given a situation to make a difference in someone's life, to take it. >> reporter: one match, two winners. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >> reporter: what a lovely way to end it. that is the "cbs evening news" this sunday. later on cbs, "60 minutes." for more news anytime, go to cbsn at cbsnews.com or download the cbs news app. i'm david begnaud from the cbs broadcast center in new york city. thank you for joining us, and
have a great evening. good evening. >> tonight the utility may send out notices to staff tomorrow saying it is preparing a potential bankruptcy. california law requires any company to alert workers 15 days before a possible change of control. meanwhile pg&e has opened discussions with its lenders about a finance package to help navigate chapter 11 proceedings. still this does not mean a bankruptcy filing definitely will happen. the utility may face as much as
30 billion dollars in damages from devastating wildfires. investigators are looking closely at whether pg&e's equipment ignited the worst of the places. they may offer bankruptcy if they cannot pass on my abilities to customers. on wednesday a judge says he is considering ordering pg&e to reinspect its entire electric grid. his order would also require the utility to cut off power during windy conditions to prevent wildfires. a major shakeup at the very top of the organization, just minutes ago pg&e announced it is searching for a new ceo. is stepping down after less than two years with the company. the executive vice president john simon will take her place for now. the board chairman said in a statement i want to thank her for her service and tireless commitment to our employees and the 16 million californians we