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always on >> glor: tonight, the u.s. strikes back. new sanctions on north korea in response to cyber attacks, including the hack on sony. chip reid is traveling with president obama. the number of victims recoveredht 8 from air asia flight 8501 rises dramatically. allen pizzey reports from indonesia. this pileup could be a hint of what's to come. a winter storm threatens a travel mess this weekend. jim axelrod remembers mario cuomo, gifted orator, liberal beacon, political patriarch. and steve hartman "on the road." with her streak on the line, the lady knights go for broke. >> i just felt like, wow, like we are in this. >> and the crowd was getting into it, which made it even better. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.
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>> glor: good evening, scott's off tonight. i'm jeff glor, this is our western edition. it's the first penalty issued by the white house after the hack on sony pictures. a new set of sanctions including north korea's weapons program and spy service, and the administration says it is only the first step. chip reid is traveling with president obama in hawaii. >> reporter: the sanctions announced by the white house target three north korean organizations, including the government's intelligence agency and the agency that sells weapons to other countries. the sanctions also target 10ncti individuals with ties to those institutions, both inside and outside of the country. senior administration officials say these individuals are not directly responsible for the sony cyber attacks but are beingyb sanctioned to put pressure on the north korean government. the sanctions prohibit those ten individuals from dealing with the u.s. financial system and businesses. the administration also plans to encourage u.s. allies to cut off access to those individuals.
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the white house has imposed sanctions against north korea in the past for its nuclear program, but this new move applies pressure to new targets inside and outside of the government. >> you want us to kill the leader of north korea? >> yes. >> what! >> reporter: today's announcement was in response to a massive cyber hacking that the obama administration says was perpetrated by the north korean government against sony for making "the interview." that film is a dark comedy about two journalists who are recruited by the c.i.a. to assassinate north korean leader kim jong-un. before leaving washington for the holiday, president obama gave advance notice during a press conference that the u.s. would retaliate. >> we have been working up a range of options. they will be presented to me. th i will make a decision on those based on what i believe is proportional and appropriate to the nature of this crime. >> reporter: the white house says these new sanctions are
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carefully targeted at the north korean government and itsds powerful friends. they say they are not intended to punish the already-suffering north korean people. jeff? >> glor: chip, as you know, some experts still question whether north korea was actually behind the attack. did the white house address that today? >> reporter: yes, they did, andan they said they stand by their conclusion that north korea was behind the hack, and they say some of the cyber-security experts who have questioned their conclusion do not have access to highly classifieds intelligence information that the u.s. has obtained. >> glor: all right, chip reid, thank you very much. m today, the search for air asia flight 8501 moved east to a smaller portion of the java sea covering about 2,000 square miles. the a-320 went down last sunday. 30 bodies have now been recovered. allen pizzey is in surabaya, indonesia, where the plane took off. >> reporter: a helicopter from the "uss sampson" bringing a body ashore was an early sign of the best day the search effort has had so far.
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by the time darkness fell over the java sea, more than 20 bodies had been recovered, many of them by the american destroyer. the debris recovered was small which is good news for search officials who are hoping to find the main body of the plane intact with the majority of the 162 passengers and crew strapped in their seats. an indonesian navy commander was quoted as saying several of the corpses his ship found were in seats. three more bodies were handed back to their families today among them an 11-year-old boy. the ceremony was short, emotions raw, but controlled, a heartfelt raw, but controlled; a heartfelt hug, and then the families finally had their chance to mourn and say good-bye in private. the bodies were identified by dental records and fingerprints, which every indonesian has taken at the age of 17, and in at least two cases, that was backed up by physical descriptions and clothing. fingerprints are key. one of those identified today, 22-year-old stewardess khariunnisa fauzi was prematurely named as the first victim when a colleague's red
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flight attendant uniform was mistaken for hers. a christian community who lost 46 of their members on the plane gathered to seek comfort. it was the best way of coping they had, pastor lianggono bunarto said. >> definitely, it's a difficult situations for them. >> reporter: more than difficult i would think. >> yes, definitely. >> reporter: and how will they get through it? >> yeah, we pray together. we stand together. and we are facing it together. >> reporter: the answer to their prayers lies in the recovery effort succeeding, and it seems to be getting closer. the air search is now concentrated on a significantly smaller area and experts from france and singapore have joined the hunt with equipment for f detecting signals from theeq plane's black boxes, the key to understanding what happened. allen pizzey in surabaya. thank you. smugglers in europe have begun employing a new tactic. hundreds of cargo ships have
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been intercepted. in both cases the crew is missing, having left the passengers on their own. elizabeth palmer that is more on this. >> reporter: this is the ezadeen, the latest proof that human traffickers have no mercy. overnight, the italian coast guard rapelled on to the deck of a helicopter after it was spotted drifting in rough seas. in a distress call, might go rants aboard said the crew had abandoned both them and the ship. the ezadeen left cyprus two weeks ago sailing west. somewhere on the way, it picked up more than 400 people desperate enough to risk their lives and pay thousands of dollars for a shot at a new life in europe. it's the second time this week that the italian coast guard has boarded a ship in the nick of time. three days ago, the "blue sky" was deserted by its crew and locked on on autopilot headed straight for italy's rugged coast. nearly 800 migrants, including f children, were brought safely ashore, most of them syrians driven from their homes by the war.
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"it's very dangerous," said filippo marini, the coast guard spokesman. "a ship with no crew is like a bomb launched at the coastline." human traffickers have abandoned boats before, but small ones. now, jeff, it looks as if they're scaling up. even if they have to write off the cost of a cargo ship hundreds of people paying thousands of dollars as up to millions of dollars in profits for them. >> glor: a heavy fast-moving snowstorm caused huge pileups in new hampshire today. there were two separate accidents involving at least 35 cars near the town of ashland. no serious injuries. and more rough weather is moving in this weekend just as millions of holiday travelers head home. meteorologist steve baskerville is with our cbs station in chicago, wbbm. steve, what's the forecast? >> well, jeff, this is a texas- sized storm that we're waiting for, and it's going to give us major headquarters east of the mississippi. look at the setup here from
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chicago where it will be icy from indianapolis, to detroit, to cleveland, all will have slick and slippery roads. then we worry about what's going to happen east. it's your turn in williamsport and albany and up around burlington, and a lot of newund england, because of that mixed bag of ice and sleet and snow. that's more tomorrow night into sunday. if that's not enough, here comes another polar plunge, monday and tuesday, from the plains through the midwest, eventually hitting places like atlanta and the east by wednesday. we're talking about highs anywhere from zero to ten for a lot of the upper part of the country, in the teens, and maybe even not that in parts of the east coast. atlanta, you'll be lucky if you can see 40 degrees for a high, at least on multiple days next week. now, i know that the new year has just begun, but, jeff, i would bet it's got a lot of people hankering for the start of spring. >> glor: yes, i would say so. steve, thank you very much. in california, thousands of undocumented immigrants lined upig
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today to apply for driver's licenses. more than a million are expected to apply in the coming years. california's now the tenth state to allow this. law enforcement officials support the move. they say testing and insuring drivers cuts down on accidents. federal prosecutors said today they will seek the death penalty against the man accused of a deadly shooting at los angeles internet airport. prosecutors say paul ciancia deliberately set out to target t.s.a. security agents in november of 2013. one was killed, two other agents and a school teacher were wounded. federal prosecutors also said today james hinckley will not face new charges in the death of former white house press secretary james brady. hinkley shot president reagan, brady, and two others in 1981 and was found not guilty by reason of insanity. brady's death last summer was ruled a homicide caused by hinkley's bullet, raising the possibility of a new prosecution.
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a federal judge today denied a defense request to postpone the trial of dzhokar tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the boston marathon bomb chicago killed three people and wounded hundreds. jury selection begins on monday. tonight, mario cuomo is being remembered. the former three-term governor of new york died yesterday, just hours after his son andrew began his second term as governor of new york. cuomo became a revered figure in democratic politics in the 1980s, especially after one speech in san francisco. here's jim axelrod. >> a shining city is perhaps all the presidencies from the portico of the white house. >> reporter: it was the summer of 1984 and mario cuomo's job at the democratic convention was to make the case against ronald reagan. >> mr. president, you ought to know that this nation is more a tale of two cities than it is just a shining city on a hill. >> reporter: that night, cuomo became his party's loudest voice and liberalism's sharpest defender.
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>> the republicans believe that the wagon train will not make it to the frontier unless some of the old, some of the young, some of the weak, are left behind by the side of the trail. we democrats believe that we can make it all the way with the whole family intact. >> reporter: born to an immigrant grocer and his wife, cuomo grew up right behind the store in the new york city borough of queens, good enough at baseball to play a year in the minors, he chose law school instead, then never looked back, winning three terms as governor of new york. a bare-knuckled hero to his supporters, he was rigidly arrogant to his critics. >> why haven't you announced yet? >> please keep moving. >> reporter: twice he flirted with running for president, only to decide not to. >> it would be in the best interest of the democratic party that i abandon any such effort now. >> reporter: mario cuomo may have frustrated a generation of democrats with his decision not to run, but after this 1984 interview with "60 minutes," no one should have been surprised.
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>> the idea that i could comeed from behind my mother and father's grocery store in south jamaica where they didn't speak the language and i didn't until i was quite advanced myself, that we could come in one generation to this, the highest seat in the state of new york, that's enough for a lifetime. >> reporter: two months ago, cuomo celebrated the re-election of his son andrew as governor of new york. it would be the last public y appearance of a man with common it didn't lead to pennsylvania avenue. cuomo was always just fine where he was. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >> glor: america's longest war reaches a new phase. lara logan was there when one of the largest u.s. bases was torn down. and the wind that blew a plane off the runway, when the cbs evening news continues. rry. robitussin dm max nighttime's dual action liquid instantly soothes your throat and delivers fast, powerful cough relief. robitussin. don't suffer the coughequences.
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equipment and vehicles shipped out at a relentless pace and close to 300 u.s. bases shut down to meet the deadline set by president obama.ha much of what is left now belongs to the afghans. >> we've been at this for 13 years. there's been a lot of blood, sweat, tears, but i've seen some good progress as well. >> reporter: 57-year-old john campbell is one of the youngest four-star generals in the army and this is his third tour in afghanistan. to show us what billions of dollars in foreign aid has done to make kabul more modern, he flew us over the city just hours after we arrived. this was among the darkest capitals in the world when the u.s. got here. now the ancient city is ablaze with light. >> this is a perspective people don't get, kabul at night here and the lights. >> reporter: when i came into kabul for the first time withs the afghan forces when they tookro the city from the taliban in 2001, there wasn't a single light.
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>> just take a look at the highway lights. >> reporter: but millions ofan people across afghanistan are still without power, and the lack of security threatens whatever progress has been made. last year was the deadliest of the war. more than 5,000 afghan soldiers and policemen killed. at this memorial down south in ka kandahar, general campbell paid tribute to some of their fallen. afghan major general abdul hamid was at his side. he lost close to 200 of his men this past year. you believe that the afghan security forces, particularly the afghan national army doesn't get the credit it deserves. >> it's the number one respected institution in afghanistan. a couple of years ago, i probably wouldn't have said that, but today it is. they've taken this fight on. they've got them through two very, very tough fighting seasons, and the last one predominantly all on their own. >> reporter: the afghan government can't afford to pay for them. the afghan army, the police, the
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air force, they're all paid for by the u.s. and its allies. casualty rates-- they're dying in huge numbers, unsustainable according to your deputy. attrition rates is another area of concern. >> yes, there are challenges. thane the army they have today probably will not be the size several years from now. they just cannot afford that. the casualties, you have to take a look and put that in context. in fighting season 14, the tempo was 14 times greater so you expect probably in fighting season 14, the tempo was 14 times greater so you expect probably casualties to go up a little bit. >> glor: you can see lara's full report, including an interview with the new afghan president this sunday on "60 minutes." in scotland at least two people were hurt when a plane swerved off the runway during takeoff. investigators say powerful gusts may have blown the plane off the runway into the grass. there were 28 people on board. none of the injuries are serious. a new study says that most cancers are simply the result of bad luck, not lifestyle or other factors. researchers at johns hopkins studied 31 cancers and found 22
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>> >> glor: she rose to fame ellie may clampett on the "beverly hillbillies." we learned today donna douglas has died. >> have yourself a good time until we get home.
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there's lots of food and water. and you can go for a swim in the cement pond, if you want to. >> glor: the "beverly hillbillies" ran for nine seasons on cbs beginning in 1962. douglas died of pancreatic cancer at age 82. senate democratic leader harry reid is home from the hospital tonight following an odd accident inside his vegas home. while reid was working out, his office says an elastic exercise band snapped, hitting him in the face. he fell, breaking severalribs, and bones near his right eye. reid says he'll be back at work this weekend. after an injury last year, the lead singer of u2 made a big announcement today. bono said he may never play guitar again. this is why. an x-ray of the titanium pieces surgeons used to fix his elbow which was broken in six places during a biking accident in central park. down to the wire, would one team's remarkable streak end? "on the road" with steve hartman is next.
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intensity, desire. >> reporter: since 2011, the climax-fisher high school lady knights have been on a streak, bobbling their way into the record books. this team from western minnesota, somehow strung together 84 straight losses. that's four straight years-- >> oh! >> reporter: --of ridicule. >> people always, like, make fun of you. >> it's honestly embarrassing to lose that many games. >> we lost a game 90-3. but those kids played like it's >> reporter: jonathan vonesh is their coach. you're impressed with them. >> absolutely. they're gonna be in there. >> reporter: jonathan says a few girls have quit, but the ones that remain are more determined than ever to turn this team >> see if they can make an outside shot. >> reporter: which is why it was so heartening to see what happened last month. in their game against bagley high school, the climax-fisher
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lady knights, in white, got off to one of their best starts in recent memory. h at half time, they were leading by a point. >> i just felt like, wow, like we are in this. >> and the crowd was getting into it, which made it even better. >> really in the zone. >> reporter: and then things went really wrong. >> really wrong, yeah. >> reporter: unfortunately, in the second half, they got into major foul trouble. one by one, their seniors fouled out of the game, all of them. before it was over, the juniors would be gone, too. in fact, for the last three minutes, they only had threeho girls left-- two sophomores and a freshman-- the most inexperienced players on the losingest team in the state. are you telling them, "we can win this?" you didn't want to lie to them. >> i don't think i used that't term. i said, you know-- "but youy continue working until the end." >> reporter: and that's really all their coach was expecting-- a valiant effort. you can't win three on five. in fact, they didn't score onceid from the field, but they did
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play stellar defense. when they did get the ball, they were able to draw some fouls and when they did draw those fouls, they made those free throws, enough of them that when the buzzer sounded, the lady knights of climax-fisher were on a new streak. >> we were all hugging and crying and screaming our heads off. >> it was probably the best moment of my life. >> reporter: whether they ever win another game or not, they will never be the same team again. >> we kind of learned no matter what people say, like, about you, if you keep putting in time and effort, that it will pay off. >> reporter: and there's a lesson that will last a lot longer than a basketball season. steve hartman, "on the road," in climax, minnesota. >> glor: and that's the cbs evening news tonight.
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their lives... going through the roadblock. tonight we ask -- what's caltrans doing to take part of a road washed away only on 5 we showed you drivers risking their lives going through the road block and tonight we ask what they are doing to take away the temptation. good evening i'm elizabeth cook in for cruz. the highway detour effects drivers trying to get the beach. tonight mark kelly has the response to a story you'll see only on 5. mark? >> well they have made it clear ignore these signs drive on this road and you are taking your life into your own hands. still we found drivers willing to take that gamble just to get
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home faster. standing near the wash out it took a mere five minutes and we found a driver ignoring the detour and taking the dangerous road. >> i'm guessing you live around here. >> he obeyed the detour for weeks but today the traffic became too much to bear. >> so today you said enough is enough i'm going through. >> you got it. >> they put up signs warning drivers of the danger ahead 60 feet of highway one chipped away dropping off down this clip and the road is only getting worse by the day says cal tran spokesperson bob howe. >> is there more we need to do? >> we are looking at several options as far as fencing and what's available to us. >> they did put up this fence but drivers are able to move it but they are looking for something people can't get around so easily. >> when do you think you could see a fence or something up there


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