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>> i don't know how coach even found me all the way in hawaii. this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor.
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ground. >> is the worst i've ever seen it. we thought the fire was terrible. this is absolute devastation. >> reporter: in december the thomas fire burned more than a quarter milon acres here. when the rains began, those barren hillside exacerbated the problem. homes and streets in the exclusive montecito community were buried under feet of mud and debris. >> oh, my god, it is 100% covered in mud. >> reporter: it made for a nation mare morning commute across southern california as cars and trucks on several major roads got stuck in the mud. this is the normally busy 101 freeway. at one point today up to 30 miles of it were shut down. some of the roadway was covered in debris and mud up to three feet deep. >> i'm driving down the road 60mph, and the mudslide comes out of nowhere, out of the bushes here, and it comes out three, four seconds and hits my car, pushes me over, three to four feet, almost against
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wreaked havoc in the los angeles area. cars were swept down a canyon in burbank where authorities were concerned a 100-year-old catch basin would unleash more debris. sean johnston lives nearby. >> i was packing my bags. it took five minutes from the time i got the notice until i got my bag, the street was completely flooded. >> reporter: further north, fast-moving mud flow literally shook damian franco out of bed. >> it sounded like hundred der. the whole house was shaking like an earthquake. >> reporter: but it wasn't thunder? >> it was just the big boulders rolling down the creek. >> reporter: this small creek is now a raging river. you can see where it ran across the road here and piled up all this debris. if you look back there you can even see a mercedes stuck in those tree branches. now, this storm is forecast to clear tomorrow, but, jeff, it could take weeks to clean up the mess it left behind. >> glor: wow. carter evans in montecito.
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carter, thank you very much. president trump invited congressional republicans and democrats to the white house today and held a long-open meeting about immigration. here's chief white house correspondent major garrett. >> this should be a bipartisan bill. this should be a bill of love, truly it should be a bill love, an we can do that. >> reporter: seated with republican and democratic lawmakers, president trump called for bipartisan immigration legislation. in an unusual move, cameras were allowed to film for nearly an hour. >> we're all going to have to give a little, an i'll be first one willing to. >> reporter: republicans zeroed in on four priorities, border security ending the visa lottery, limiting immigration based on family tie, and daca. the obama-era program ended by mr. trump that provided legal status to undocumented immigrants brought to the u.s. as children. california democratic senator dianne feinstein tempted the president with a bill that would only deal with daca. >> what about a clean daca bill now with a commitmth
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into a comprehensive immigration reform? >> reporter: for a moment mr. trump appeared willing. >> we'll do daca. and then we can start immediately on the phase two which would be comprehensive. >> reporter: then house majority leader kevin mccarthy, mindful of conservative opposition, redirected the president. >> mr. president, you need to be clear, though, i think ha senator feinstein is asking here, when we talk about daca, we don't want to be back here two years later. you have to have security, as the secretary would tell you. >> i think that's what she says. >> oh, no, no, i think she's saying something different. >> what do you think you're saying in >> i think you're saying daca without security. >> reporter: but mr. trump seemed to be in a mood the make a deal, pressing the lawmakers to go further. >> if we do this properly, daca, you're not so far away from comprehensive immigration reform. and if you want to take it that further step, i'll take the heat. i don't care. >> reporter: he did renew his calls for a border wall. >> i would love not to build the wall, but you need the wall. >> repor
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number-two house democrat steny hoyer left the door open. >> we are prepared to work with the president on border security, which means many things to many people. >> reporter: approving daca will expose the president to charges he sold out his political base. that's why the white house is trying to drive a hard bargain on other immigration issues. the president said today he can take the heat. congress is about to find out if that's true. jeff? >> glor: major garrett, thanks very much. it was an extraordinary scene along the border of north and south korea as leaders of the two countries met for the first time in more than two years. ben tracy is in seoul. >> reporter: just before 10:00, five north koreans walked across the border into the south and shook hands with their south korean counterparts. a scene unthinkable just weeks ago. the delegation from the north turned on the charm, calling the south koreans their brethren in offering what they build as
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the north is sending its athletes to the winter olympics next month. north korea will also send a cheering section and performing arts group. south korea even wants the two countries to march together in the opening ceremonies. the south is also hoping to resume reunions of families separated during the korean war. the talks went on for nearly four hours with both kim jong-un and south korean president moon jae-in able to listen in, but the biggest issue of all, the north's nuclear arsenal, was not discussed. however, the two sides did decide to reopen a military hot line used to avoid accidental conflicts. john delury is an expert on north korean affairs. does the north participating in the olympics really matter? >> in and of itself, the olympics is not going to solve anything, but if the olympics is a starting point, then it can really open up the channel between the north and the south,
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olympics the stepping stone to something else. >> reporter: the north koreans are showing no willingness to put their nuclear weapons on the negotiating table, but at the end of the talks, the north korean representative did say that all of those weapons are pointed at the united states and not at south korea. jeff? >> glor: ben tracy, thanks. the weekend launch of a top-secret u.s. satellite by spacex ended in failure. details on this from national security correspondent david martin at the pentagon. >> mission liftoff. >> reporter: the launch was a success. >> we have had successful liftoff of falcon nine carrying zuma. >> reporter: but the top-secret spy satellite it was carrying died. a u.s. official toll cbs news the satellite, code named "zuma" failed to achieve its intended orbit and crashed into the indian ocean, a total loss. it was launched sunday night atop a falcon 9 rocket made by spacex, e
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revolutionize space technology. >> stage one. >> reporter: the rocket's first stage returned to earth, so it could be used again. the second stage carried the satellite toward what was supposed to be a low-earth orbit, from which it could carry out its intelligence mission. spacex released a statement saying, "after review of all data to date, falcon 9 did everything correctly on sunday night." but northrup grumman, which made the zuma satellite, remained silent, saying it could not comment on a classified mission. it appears the satellite failed to separate from the rocket's second stage. an airline pilot took this picture of what is believed to be the second stage over africa as it descended toward earth, presumably taking the satellite with it. the spiral effect is created by venting fuel. zuma's mission remains a secret, so we don't know the intelligence central yaw of what was lost or how much m
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jeff? >> glor: david martin, thanks very much. president trump said today it would be a lot of fun to run for reelection against oprah winfrey. he says he would beat her, but he says he knows winfrey very well and doesn't think she will run. gayle king knows winfrey even better. they're best friends. we put the question to gail today on "cbs this morning." >> okay. is she considering it? >> new york i absolutely don't think her position has changed. i don't. you know, i was up talking to her very late last night. i do think this, though, guys: i do think she's intrigued by the idea. i do think that. i also know that after years of watching the oprah show, you always have the right to change your mind. i don't think at this point she's actually considering it. >> if someone were to potentially run for president, what do you think their time line might be? >> i don't think there is such a thing as a time line. i'm not trying to be cute here or be mysterious, but i do think it's a very intriguing thing that she had never considered. people say,
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speech as a launching pad for what she wants to do. that's absolutely not true. >> glor: and more on "cbs this morning." now a familiar face is coming to the show. cbs news announced that john dickerson will join gayle king and norah o'donnell tomorrow as the new cohost. we wish john well as he will now face the nation every weekday morning. the massive equifax data breech exposed personal information of 145 million americans. the government promised action. so what's happened? anna werner has an update on this. >> there was somebody out there with my information, pretending to be me. >> reporter: katie van fleet's nightmare began with a single notification for a credit card she never applied for. >> thank you for your recent credit card application with old navy visa. >> reporter: and then... >> home depot. two from macy's, kohl's, and i got a bill for a hotel stay
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months, criminals using her stolen personal information opened 15 fraudulent accounts. she spent months straight, it out. >> i started to feel like a broken record. you know, i had to explain my story over and over. >> reporter: she's among the thousands suing equifax, who say crooks obtained bank accounts, car loan, mortgage, even fake driver's licenses and changed victim's home addresses. van fleet's lawyer, catherine fleming, says of data brokers like equifax... >> the very last thing they care about is the privacy of our information. they don't care about guarding that because they're in the business of selling that. the more organizations, individuals that they sell our data to, the more money they can make. >> reporter: that's something legislators vowed to do last fall. >> equifax deserves to be shamed. >> i can't fix stupid. >> equifax did a terrible job. >> reporter: the result >> congress has failed to act to, do anything. >> reporter: democratic
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congresswoman john schakowsky introduced a bill that would notify consumingers sooner and protect them longer after a breech. what happened to all those proposals? >> i would say mainly the reason is that corporations, credit reporting agencies are uninterested, well, let me put it another way, they oppose the idea of having more regulation that would protect the data. >> reporter: at least one republican senator john thune told us if congress is going the make fix, they shouldn't rush into something just for the sake of appearances. they should make sure those fixes are going to work. meanwhile, equifax told us it is making data security improvements and accountability measures. jeff? >> glor: anna werner in washington, d.c., an narcotic thank you. now to some other stories we're following in the evening news feed. president trump's one-time chief strategist is out of a job again. steve bannon stepped down today as executive chairman of breitbart news. bannon h
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since he was quoted as criticizing the president and his family in a new book. in arizona, joe arpaio, the former sheriff pardoned by president trump, says he plans to run fur u.s. senate. arpaio is 85. he was sheriff of maricopa county for 20 years until losing at the polls in 2016. as an iranian tanker continues to burn in the east china sea, strong winds, high waves, and toxic gasses are keeping rescue boats away. one body has been found. 31 crew members are missing. there is much more ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news." >> jewels woodson was 17 years old when she says she was sexually assaulted on a ride home from church. >> i didn't understand what was happening. >> glor: snowed in in switzerland with one way out. >> fires into the end zone. touchdown! >> reporter: when alabama put in a freshman quarterback
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. >> glor: in tennessee the pastor of a peg church is apologizing for sexual assault on a teenager decades ago that. is not the end of the story. here's jericka duncan. >> i'm going to sit if that's all right. >> reporter: memphis pastor andy savage made a confession this past sunday at high point church. >> i was a college s student on staff at a church in texas 20 years ago. i regretfully had a sexual incident with a female high school senior in the church. >> reporter: the admission got cheers of support from the congregation. [applause] >> it breaks my heart. >> reporter: jules woodson was 17 years old when she says she was sexually assaulted by savage on a ride people from church. at the time, savage was a 22-year-old youth minister. she recently went public about her story on a christian blog. >> i did it because i was
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i didn't understand what was happening. >> reporter: woodson says back in 1998 she notified pastor who told her to keep quiet. she says savage left the church weeks later. in the wake of the me too movement, woodson felt the need to speak up and sent savage an e-mail last month. he didn't respond until yesterday, and she says he apologized. >> we are for miss woodson. >> reporter: chris conlee, the lead past your of memphis church where savage now ministers prayed for savage and woodson. >> it saddens us that ms. woodson has not been on the same road to healing. >> the apology doesn't change the fact that what happened to me was against the law and that it was wrong. >> reporter: woodson says the night of the incident savage got down on his knees and apologized but told her to keep it a
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touchdown! >> reporter: america's new household name, tua tagovailoa, is a mouthful. >> tagovailoa, plenty of time. surveying the field. fires. end zone. touchdown! >> reporter: the true freshman turned alabama's fortunes from lackluster to blockbuster. he threw three touchdown passes, including this one in overtime. >> fires to the end zone. touchdown! alabama wins! >> reporter: alabama coach nick saban won his sixth college crown. >> was that a good game or what? >> reporter: by making the gutsy call to switch quarterbacks in the second half. tagovailoa had never expected to play. >> i found out when we were in the locker room. the coach brought the quarterbacks together and he made the statement that, tua, you're going to start out the second half. >> reporter: tagovailoa began playing football in oahu when he was eight. as a teenager, he shattered hawaii's football records at st. louis high and became a highly prized recruit. his quarterback mentor was
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won the heisman trophy three years ago. when tua signed to play in tuscaloosa last year, his family proved with him from hawaii. >> i don't know how coach saban found me all the way in hawaii from alabama. >> reporter: he's given a taste of aloha to alabama. ♪ and milonely days are over >> people are very nice. people are very religious. and there's football, too. so how much better could it get? >> reporter: americans learned last night what his coach already knew, tagovailoa's name is worth remembering. mark strassmann, cbs news, atlanta. >> glor: that is the "cbs evening news" tonight. i'm jeff glor. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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right now on off script at least eight people have been killed by massive mud slides in california. 20,000 people now under mandatory evacuation orders. we've learned oprah winfrey's estate is among those effected. several of the homes have been ripped from their foundations. photos posted on social media show vehicles upside down on roads from local mud slides. last night talk show hosts had plenty of formally to work

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