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>> out of the 7,000 rape kits sent away for testing you had some form of dna on 3,742. >> that's correct. >> reporter: how many people have been convicted of rape? >> 10. >> not a high number. >> it's not a high number. but that number will go up. it's a number that we are proud of. it's taking everything that we have that we can throw at these individuals and making sure that they're brought to justice. >> reporter: we examined four cities that tested over 28,000 rape kits. but it only resulted in a 1% conviction rate. houston, tested more than 6,000 kits to get 28 convictions so far. detroit tested 10,000 kits.
and to date, just 69 rapists are off the streets. but we found a different story in cleveland. where the state paid for testing so the city could afford to hire more staff. >> they could proceed almost like to second base where they could, focus on investigating and prosecuting. >> senior research associate, rachel lovell of case western reserve, studied rape kit testing results. >> savings doesn't come with the testing, the savings comes with what you do with the test. >> county hired 25 additional investigators and six prosecutors. that got results. after testing 5,000 kits, they got 239 convictions. more than the other three cities combined. jane's kit was submitted over a year ago for testing. it's possible her rapist's profile could match another assault by him over at the national database.
>> he might be dead, which i hope. he might be behind bars. i might not be able to find out. i need to know. >> the statute of limitations for jane's case has expired. and she has joined a lawsuit suing the city for failing to test her rape kit. scott, as much about resources as it is prosecutions. in memphis they have now hired an additional investigator. and prosecutor. >> jericka duncan, well done, thank you. russian hacking to influence the american election has dominated the news, but we have also noticed a hacking attack that could be a future menace to america. last weekend, parts of the uf cranian capital, kiev went dark. holly williams, reports that russia appeared to figure out how to crash a power grid with a click. >> reporter: nearly quarter of a million people lost power in this small ukrainian city when targeted by a suspected russian
attack last december. this man is the electric control center manager. and told us when hackers took over their computers, all his workers could do was film it with their cell phones. it was illogical and chaotic he told us. it seemed look something in a hollywood movie. >> reporter: the hackers sent e-mails with infected attachments to power company employees. stealing their log-in credentials and taking control of the grid systems to cut the circuit breakers at 60 substations. the suspected motive for the attack is the war in eastern ukraine. where russian backed separatists are fighting against uf cranian government forces. but hackers could launch a similar attack in the u.s. >> we can't just look at ukraine attack and go we are safe against that attack. if we lose a portion, right, if we have new york city or washington, d.c., go down for a
day, two days, a week, how does life look like at that point. >> rob lee is a former cyberwarfare operations officer in the u.s. military. and investigated the ukraine attack. he told us, some u.s. electric utilities have weaker security than ukraine. and the malicious software the hackers used has already been detected in the u.s. >> it is very concerning that the same actors using similar capabilities and trade craft are preparing and are getting access to these business networks and getting access to portions of the power grid. >> in ukraine they restarted the power in just hours. but an attack in the u.s. could leave people without electricity for days or each weeks according to experts. because, ironically, scott, america's advanced automated grid would be much harder to fix. holly williams, ♪ the itsy bitsy spider went up the waterspout.
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sunny was barely able to walk and working at a demanding job became impossible. >> i had to quit, seven, eight months after my diagnosis. the fa fetigue was overwhelming. diagnosis was multiple sclerosis. many ms patients can manage disease through several helpful medications. she is one of 10, 15% who have progressive ms which has no approved treatment and continuously gets worse. three years ago, she joined a trial of a new intravenous drug, it targets an immune system cell which in ms is felt to mistakenly attack the nervous system. in more serious progressive form that she has, the drug slowed down the rate of disability by about 25%. neurologist dr. fred loveland, of mount sinai, new york city worked on the trial. >> it is a very big deal. you have to start with success. this is the start. this is for us, the start of,
of, treating progressive ms, treating progressive ms era. >> this drug is giving her new hope. >> maybe this is what i am going to have for the next 20 years. and that's okay. whereas before, i was thinking, in five years, i'm going to be bedridden. >> so you can see the silhouette of at least acceptable future? >> yes, exactly. >> this drug works by suppressing the immune system and researchers are still looking at it closely for any serious side effects. scott, the fda is expected to make a decision about possible approval by end of march. >> doctor, thank you very much. coming up next, a store looking for balance in your digestive system? try align probiotic. for a non-stop, sweet treat goodness, hold on to your tiara kind of day.
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just because you come from another country it don't make you nobody. you're nobody as far as i'm concerned. probably on welfare. the taxpayers probably paid for all that stuff. >> the woman has not been identified. jcpenney said today, quote, we absolutely don't tolerate this behavior. and are working to ensure future incidents of this nature are addressed appropriately. winter began today. a season that many dread in china because the smog is at its worst. in some places this week, pollution from factories and power plants was 10 times safe levels. despite this, one school forced 400 students to take a test outside without masks. the head master's been suspended. what's black and white and also black and blue? the poor snowman had his block knocked off in a playful romp with a panda. first the panda showed the
the best military operations require bold planning, radio silence, and precision execution. what happens when you add some holiday magic? jim axelrod found out. >> very, merry christmas. congratulations on the win. >> when bo farrell wished notre dame's basketball team well monday, a good night became great for his brother matt, the starting point guard. grateful to see beau safe from where matt thought was afghanistan. >> i love you. i miss you very much. >> but when it turned out beau
was actually in south bend -- >> come here! >> great became a moment these brothers will remember forever. same thing at wide water elementary school in virginia last week. jackson rescott had an x box at the top of his list. >> i think i have a bigger christmas magic for you. >> you do? >> but santa had a better idea. marine staff sergeant david rescott deployed overseas the last 8 1/2 months left his son's jaw hanging open. until he reached for a hug. for the last couple of weeks, 'tis been the season for a battalion of military moms and dad. >> daddy! >> sons and daughters. >> daddy! >> ha-ha-ha. >> to pull off the kind of surprise attack -- >> is that why you never called me back? >> no one minds being the target
of. >> reporter: just this week a couple of daughters recording the mannequin challenge at their school in oklahoma had a surprise waiting at the end of the line. seeing their dad for the first time in a year. >> i missed you! >> specialist christine rainy sur pr surprised 10-year-old kayla in south carolina. air force master sergeant john lang shocked his 20-year-old daughter, a hockey nut whose first chicago blackhawks game ever. was bittersweet since her dad wasn't there to share it. until he was. another holiday antidote to all of that news that left us asking -- what's wrong with the world? by showing us what's right. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. and that's the "overnight news" for this thursday. for some of you the news continues. for others, check back with us just a little bit later for "the
morning news" and be sure not to miss "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city. i'm scott pelley. hi, welcome to the "overnight news." i'm demarco morgan. president elect donald trump is calling the latest terror strike in berlin an attack on humanity. mr. trump addressed reporters at his estate after getting a top security briefing. the attack left a dozen dead. many dozens injured. the suspect remains at large. >> reporter: president elect donald trump emerged from his club to briefly address this week's terror attack in berlin. his first public comment since the truck plowed into a christmas market killing 12. asks whether he is re-evaluating
plans to ban imgrigs to the u.s. from certain muslim countries. >> i used the term extreme vetting. >> reporter: mr. trump defended his controversial campaign proposals. >> even before german authorities declared it terrorism and isis claimed responsibility, mr. trump released a statement saying, isis and other islamist terrorists continually slaughter christians in their communities. language he didn't recognize today. >> who said that? when was that said? >> mr. trump appeared again later. >> amazing people. >> after a meeting with military officers and the ceo's of boeing and lockheed martin. defense con track iters he criticize ford bloated spending projects. the president elect said they mostly discussed what he called lockheed's out of control costs for the f-35 fighter jet program. >> a little bit of a dance. we're going to get the cost done and get it done beautifully.
>> taken aim at spending to $4 billion to replace air force one. boeing's dennis mullenberg said the price tag wouldn't be that high. >> we work on air force one because it is important to our country. we are going to make sure he gets the best capability and it is done affordably. a tunisian man known to have six aliases from three different countries. he had been under surveillance for months and he is likely armed and definitely dangerous. charlie d'agata reports. >> reporter: the europe wide alert, anis amri, six names and multiple fake nationalities. police put a $100,000 bounty on his head and warned he is armed and dangerous. detectives found amri's
identification papers in a wallet he left behind under the driver's seat of the truck that plowed into the christmas market. but amri had been under surveillance before monday's attack. he has been linked to this man, an iraqi arrested in germany last month. accused of recruiting fighters for isis. german officials said amri entered the country seeking asylum in july last year at the height of the migrant crisis when close to 1 million refugees flooded into the country. amri's application was rejected. he was supposed to be deported in june. but that never happened. it presents worst case scenario for german chancellor angela merkel who faces re-election next year and now has to deal with the fallout of a failed asylum seeker with connections to isis, who is still on the run. this afternoon, berliners banded together in defiance of the terror that's come to their city. still in shock, at monday's loss. german security forces are coming under pressure. just last month they had reason
to believe that amri was planning a serious act of violence against the state. and he simply disappeared. authorities in mexico are working to identify the charred remains of those killed in the massive fireworks blast. nearly three dozen people died in the accident. and police still don't know what touched it off. mireya villarreal reports. >> reporter: the series of massive explosions sent huge clouds of smoke into the sky. the market was filled with 300 vendors all selling fireworks. leading to a powerful chain reaction of uncontrolled blasts. one person used a cell phone to capture the chaos as crowd scattered in the weak of the destruction. >> translator: this witness says people were running as pieces of concrete and brick started falling all over the street. >> reporter: search efforts began as the smoke cleared. crews worked through piles of
twisted metal, heavy rubble and scorched wood to find any victim still alive. it is kiddconsidered mexico's fireworks capital, producing 80% of pyrotechnics around the country and hosts a festival every year. the city is no stranger to fires caused by fireworks. in 2005, a series of explosioned ripped through the market destroying hundreds of stalls. a similar incident occurred a year later. setting off fireworks is a traditional way to celebrate the christmas and new year's holidays here. according to the mayor, the market was especially well stocked tuesday. because of the high demand. >> translator: this official says it's difficult to assess the damage. he calls the situation very grave and confirms almost the entire fireworks market was lost. the governor of mexico state says the country is in mourning. millions who live in and
around beijing are holding their breath hoping high wind will clear the air of dangerous smog. it is so bad, that a red alert has been issued for the chinese capital and dozens of other cities. adriana diaz is there. >> reporter: the air has been like this for days. closing schools and banning cars from the road. now, believe it or not. beijing authorities consider defining the smog as a natural disaster earlier this month which cause aid stir. the pollution is mostly caused by factories and cars and just made worse by weather patterns. dense gray smog is smothering parts of china. for days, pollution has made it difficult to navigate cloudy roads. forcing many on the streets to don protective masks. this vague red outloon of a building is what beijing's forbidden city looked look earlier today. 460 million people living in north and central china have been under a pollution red alert. that's nearly the same amount as
the populations of the u.s., canada, and mexico. combined. as you can see there is still plenty of people out on the streets of beijing a lot of them wearing masks look i am. for many here, pollution is part of life. so they're going about their daily business. but other people, choose to leave the city when it gets this smoggy. they're called smog refugees. and one estimate puts it at tens of thousand of people who leave china annually because of the pollution. >> translator: the pollution is scary this woman said. when there is so much pollution we have to stay at home and take care of our child. so it really has repercussions on our lives. in hunan province, a principal reportedly suspended for requiring children to take exams outside. i think if it lasts for a short time, we can endure it, this man said. but if it lasts for long, the harm it will do to our health, will be serious. >> now there is some good news
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the oil and gas industry is banking on president elect donald trump to roll back the new limits on offshore drilling. president obama used executive authority to permanently ban drilling in large sections of the sea off alaska as well as up and down the eastern seaboard. margaret brennan has the story. >> reporter: while in an attempt to protect the environment and his own legacy, president obama invoked an obscure law to make much of the eastern seaboard and some of the arctic off-limits to oil expiration. the decision is a last ditch attempt by president obama to nail down environmental protections before donald trump takes office. the so-called permanent drilling ban applies to portions of the ocean floor from virginia to massachusetts. and shields most of alaska's
northern coast. president obama visited that state last year. as part of his two-year effort to protect around 125 million acres in the region and highlight the effect of climate change. >> the pace of -- of the reductions of the glacier are accelerating. each and every year. >> the decision to indefinitely halt drilling off the alaska can coast is sure to irk the trump administration which has friendly ties to the energy industry. fortunately there is no such thing as a permanent ban and we look forward to working with the new administration on fulfilling the will of american voters on energy production. bob dean is with the national resources defense council. >> the law gives the president the authority to protect these waters. it does not give a future president the authority to undo those protections. and no president has done that.
>> reporter: but the u.s. is not going it alone. in a movement of solidarity, canada's progressive prime minister justin trudeau announce heed will block new drawing in the arctic territory. now the republican controlled congress could move to rescind president obama's orders. anthony if this goes to the courts. this would be the first case of its kind. with no real press didn't to draw from. back on dry land, the environmental protection agency has issued a new report on fracking. and it's got the industry steaming mad. most fracking in the u.s. occurs in seven zones, three in texas. in the dallas suburb of weatherford, where some residents say their groundwater is poisoned. >> this is elizabeth falconers home, you may not notice anything different about it until you walk into the garage. because this is where the family has installed a $30,000 water filtration system. the reason -- falconer says she has had her water tested. it came back with chemical
levels the higher than the epa recommends. >> hey, buddy. elizabeth falconer says the water in her weatherford texas home is undrinkable even with an expensive filter. >> how often do you have to get water? >> two or three a week. >> after fracking started in 2009, falconer claims her drinking water gave her heart palpitations and made her dizzy. is there at this point a smoking gun something you can pin the to to say this is directly linked to fracking. >> i'm not a scientist. i can say here is the sequence of time. the only intervening variable between good water and bad water was fracking. >> reporter: in the report, the epa described how hydraulic fracturing or fracking activities can impact drinking water resources under some circumstances. but the agency can't say how severely. highly pressurized water and chemicals are used during fracking to extract gas and oil from rock formations deep below the earth.
chemically treated water is blasted down a well. the process fractures the rock, freeing the oil and allowing it to move to the surface. the government report notes concerns over well leaks and waste water spilling above ground. the agency didn't pinpoint any damage related to the fracking deep underground itself. >> what we found is that although the -- the overall incidence of impacts is low, that there are vulnerabilities. >> reporter: the epa is taking a tougher stance than ever before. language in an earlier draft of the report downplaying fracking concerns was removed. it said -- we did not find evidence that these mechanisms have let to widespread systemic impacts on drinking water resources. epa science adviser, tom burke explained why they omitted the lighter language. >> the gaps in information unfortunately, do not allow us to, to say, how much, what is the rate of the impact. and so that sentence was removed. this is fear mongoring at its worst. >> eric molita with american
petroleum institute says the >> the underlying data is strong. it shows the that hydraulic fracturing is an engineering technology that is not creating widespread systemic impacts to the environment. the data is clear. >> reporter: according to the energy information administration, fracking accounts for 60% of this year's domestic oil production. we reached out to the company that fracked near elizabeth falconer's home, but have not heard back. as for falconer, she says she is not anti-fracking, she just wants it done properly. >> the cbs "overnight news" will be right back. we're going to prove just how wet and sticky your current gel antiperspirant is. now we're going to show you how degree dry spray is different.
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this holiday season give the gift of long lasting smoothness. amopé. love every step. al pacino considered by most to be one of america's finest actors. he has had legendary roles in a career that spanned nearly half a century. earlier this month. pacino became a kennedy center honoree. he sat down for a chat with charlie rose. >> think about this. oscar. tony. emmy. and there you are, kennedy center. >> al pacino. >> sitting up there with the president of the united states. >> yes. >> this is a single honor.
>> i was really sur pried when they told me i was going to receive it. now i don't know what that says about me. b but -- >> says you are damn good at what you do. >> no, i mean about being surprised. >> reporter: if pacino was surprised he is likely the only one. >> for al pacino, it is not just business, it is craft. >> reporter: his is a career filled with iconic characters. in some of hollywood's biggest films. >> i know it was you. you broke my heart. you broke my heart. >> you get nominated for an oscar or something it's great. but you don't go back and think of, where you come from and how you got here. so, in that in and of itself was -- just different. >> reporter: so, when you look at this remarkable life. >> yeah. >> yours. >> yeah. >> reporter: who do you than k?k
mother rose? grandfather when you move? >> of course, my grandfather and my mother. of course my grandfather saved my life, i believe. he was a loving figure to me. someone i adored. >> reporter: alfredo james pacino born in east harlem new york in 1940. his parents split when he was only two. and he was raised by his mother and grandparents with a flare for the dramatic, acting found pacino as much as he found acting. was it inevitable to you now when you look back that acting, you were born to act? >> yeah. i think so. >> reporter: what was it? >> i know maybe it was the first way i got to communicate. even when i played baseball they say i would act when i went for the ball. you know, roll over. and stuff. so. >> you had a since of drama. >>y, since of drama. used to come home and do a dying act when i would come in the door to my apartment. and, there it is, al doing his little thing. and then one day, i was flipping
on a fire escape. fell down concrete on my head. went home. climbed the five stories, oech end the door. fell down. and i was out. and they were just like -- it's al doing this thing. >> that thing would get him noticed. he was accepted on his second attempt to the actors studio, the prestigious acting school, where stars like marilyn monroe, jack nicholson and paul newman learned the craft. >> listen, you don't have to worry. >> reporter: pacino landed first starring role in 1971 "the panic in needle park." >> my father made him an offer. >> his next role in "the godfather" that served notice to the world. >> my father assured him either his brain or signature would be on the contract. >> reporter: al pacino had arrived. director francis ford copola,
described him, a smoldering ambiance. francis wanted you, why did he want you? >> you would have to ask him. because, the head of paramount, they didn't want brando, they didn't want me. >> didn't want brando either? >> no. >> but francis kept with it. he was just on it. francis said, they're going to let him go. i want him. show them the scene in the rest raub -- restaurant. >> what's most important to me is that i have a guarantee. no more attempts on my father's life. >> what guarantees can i give you, mike? >> where michael shoots both of them. and that scene came up, they kept me. >> i want you to help me pick my revenge. >> reporter: pacino would reprise the role in godfather two, and godfather three. >> just when i thought i was out. they pull me back in.
>> reporter: his acting chops endeared him to hollywood directors. his simmering sex appeal made him a star. >> vanity is definitely my favorite sin. >>en all he has been in close to 50 films. >> i don't know how to do anything else. >> neither do i. >> reporter: and countless plays. >> all that i'm saying. >> you say. >> what is that? >> reporter: always sculpting unique characters. like over the top cocaine kingp kingpin, tone yo montonya in "scar face." >> you. get over here. >> a cop, frank serpico. >> you're my prisoner. do what i tell you to do. >> he's going to get nasty about it. >> bank robber, in "dog day afternoon." >> i say you say nothing. >> cartoonish big boy caprice in
dick tracy. >> you promise me. we all go down. there was one napoleon, one washington, one me. >> the point is how do you afford it? even with the student aid? >> he won his only oscar for lieutenant colonel frank slade in "scent of a woman." >> hoo-ha. >> help us understand how you create a character. >> so difficult. >> you don't mem rise the lines going in. what is it you do? >> you know there are different roles. you approach different roelds differently. you have to make the lines so they don't feel like you're saying lines but they're extensions of your wishes, thoughts, your coming out of spontanei spontaneity. saying them for the first time. hearing them for the first time. it's all -- it's magic. >> reporter: it's magic. >> it is. it is magic. yes. >> you can watch the 39th ,,,,,,
drone sales are soaring this holiday season. if you find one in your gift pile, there are a couple of things you should know. carter evans has the story. >> reporter: drones show the world from a new perspective. but even as they push the limits, some drone makers say it's time to limit their capabilities to help their customers. >> we had certain restricted areas built into the drone already. so you physically cannot go in there. >> will is chung marketing director for the manufacturer that sells more drones than any single manufacturer. the flight control app builds fences around high security locations where drones have caused problems before. like, airports and nuclear facilities. the app monitors the drone's location using gps and prevents
it from crossing the invisible barriers indicated in red. with permission from air traffic control, we tested the technology at burbank airport outside los angeles. as our drone headed towards the busy runway, the app flashed several warnings. >> going full speed ahead. >> then it hit the wall. >> once you hit the wall. not going to allow you to go up or out. it will allow you to go back and down. >> the app updates in real time. the company can build temporary virtual fences around fast-moving wildfires or high profile political and sporting events. what we see with new features like geofencing it creates a strong balance between a safe flying environment as well as environment that continues to foster innovation. >> but nay do allow kus messieurs to unlock restricted areas. >> if it is a system that can be by passed what good is it in the first place? >> the geo system isn't an
authorization mechanism. the geo system is a tool for any pilot to use to make starter decisions where to fly. >> reporter: and most drone makers don't set any flight restrictions at all. some companies are using anti-drone technology to detect intruders and protect sensitive airspace. this device jams a drone's remote control signals allowing federal thr federal authorities to take over. while this system shoots a net to catch drones mid flight. law enforcement agencies in the netherland are going low-tech. using especially trained eagles to take down drones. now if you got a drone this holiday season you are going to have to register it with the faa unless it is under half a pound in size like this one. now if you want to sell the pictures and video you get from your drone, in that case you are going to need a commercial drone pilots license, you can get that from the faa as well. >> that's the "overnight news" for this thursday. for some of you the news
continues. for others check back with us later for the morning news. and cbs this morning. and cbs this morning. the captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, december 22nd, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." terror in berlin. as the manhunt continues, we are learning more about the man suspected of driving a truck into a packed christmas market. president-elect donald trump speaks out on the deadly attack in germany. plus, uber and the dmv go head-to-head. the result? an end to uber's self-driving pilot program in san francisco, at least for now.