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you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. tonight the uncomfortable truth. what helped the u.s. track down and kill osama bin laden? it's as if medical copays are not bad enough, the new fees that bay area doctors are now charging their patients. >> and they look ecofriendly, even labeled biodegradable. >> i think it's great. >> but consumers are being duked. >> why most of these knives, spoons, and forks still end up in a landfill. good evening, i'm dana king. >> and i'm ken. the cia says it will release a picture of a dead osama bin laden. >> as for when, that is unclear. but tonight, we are learning
more about what the president did and did not know before he gave the okay for the raid on the bin laden compound. grace lee has new details. >> flushing out and killing osama bin laden was a huge risk and now we are learning why. much of the decision was based on satellite surveillance. video showed a man emerging each day for a walk. it was impossible to tell his height and no way to see his face. the family was about the same size as the al-qaeda leaders, but none of them ventured outside. the evidence was purely circumstantial. cia analysts believe there was a 60 to 80 percent chance that bin laden was inside. but the president still gave the green light. that's when two black hawks carrying 25 navy seals took off 160 miles from the compound. the seals were supposed to drop down from the choppers on to
the roofs of the compound. instead, near disaster. one black hawk got caught in its own roader wash and was forced to make a harder landing. the second landed and the seals had to blast their way in, losing the element of surprise. 25 minutes went by without news. tension was thick in the white house situation room as they waited for word from leon, the cia director was inside the command center in virginia giving updates to the president. the seals shot their way up the stairs when a woman attacked them. >> a woman, bin laden's wife rushed the u.s. assaulter. >> then they reported back that jeranimo, bin laden's code name was ekia. the enemy was killed in action. today we learned he had no weapon, but he resisted capture. >> resistance does not require
a firearm. >> still, the seals needed to escape. one black hawk took off. the other was blown up. a shanook returned to pick up the remaining seals. what could prove to be priceless information, multiple hard drives and computers at the compound. >> i think one clear message has gone out to the world. there's no place to hide. >> that team of navy seal commanders is back on u.s. soil. they were just outside of washington, d.c. they were briefing their superiors. a lot of information to process in a short amount of time and that's one of the reasons the white house spokesman said there has been discrepancies. bin laden had a weapon and hearing he did not. hearing he used a woman as a shield. she is not a shield at all. >> this will unravel for days.
grace, thanks. some of the entail that helped the u.s. find bin laden came from enhanced interrogation techniques. during the bush administration. that is code for torture. president obama outlawed those techniques. today, katie couric asked the cia director if that ban should be lifted. he said no. >> obviously there was some valuable information that was derived through those kinds of interrogations. the question that everybody will always debate is whether or not those approaches had to be used in order to get the same information and that frankly is an open question. >> the city in pakistan where bin laden was hiding is a quiet one and up until a few days ago, no one gave a second look to the wall compound that hid the world's most wanted terrorist. elizabeth palmer is there and gives us a look. >> reporter: in the full light of day, no longer a hideout,
but an empty cement house. this the compound where osama bin laden lived and died is now infamous and everybody wants a look. inside evidence of a violent battle, along with a passport. now that the police are allowing access to the area around the house, half the neighborhood spilled out to marvel at the fact they have been living next door to the world's most wanted man without knowing it. after a last sweep, the house has been sealed and there is some suggestion now that it will be bulldozed to avoid it becoming a shrine to osama bin laden. of course there is curiosity and also frank disbelief. >> i live here more than 35 years. >> and yet here it is. a fortress flanked on all sides by simple family homes. its high walls now scorched by the fire fight that left bin
laden dead. so how could a 6-foot 4-inch celebrity terrorist make himself invisible in one of the most secure towns in all of pakistan? some 120,000 retired and active duty army personnel live here. and pakistani officials insist that not one of them noticed when osama bin laden moved in. they are now desperate to put this huge embarrassment behind them. >> what we are trying to do here is to look to the future. it's an issue of the osama bin laden. it's history. >> but american officials want to know were the pakistani's just incompetent when they missed this hiding place or did they collude with al-qaeda? elizabeth palmer, cbs news, pakistan. also the news tonight, a
contra cost costa county man -- this all started with a high speed chase that came to an end near railroad and atlantic avenues in pittsburgh. an hour ago, elizabeth cook was there when the suspect came out of a house with his arms up. elizabeth. >> reporter: after nearly four hour police pursuit, they have their man. let's take a look at the dramatic video that came through just under an hour ago. we just spoke to the pittsburgh police and the man seen in this video with his hands above his head is direl wayne jones. he is a suspect. he is a known gang member and on patrol for armed robbery. he was seen limping from the house because he was hit by the officer. police say the chase started at around 5:30 this evening on
atlantic boulevard when direl ran through a stop sign. after he refused to pull over, he ran into a small wall, got out of his car and fired several rounds at the patrol car. he never hit the officer. the officer did fire back hitting him in the leg. he ran over to west boulevard. that neighborhood there where he barricaded himself inside a friend's home. he is now at the hospital in police custody and neighbors are breathing a sigh of relief. patrol cars, windshield is riddled with bullet holes. it looks like the suspect was aiming right for the driver. the side rear window is blown out. the officer is okay, here he is taking off his bullet proof vest. it's the end of what police say was a chase through pitt burg streets that started when the suspect refused to pull over for a routine traffic stop. the suspect's car, a cold cadillac crashed into a retaining wall. after the gunman opened fire, he ran off into the
neighborhood. police and sheriff deputies using canine units scoured the area preventing people from going back home. >> it's crazy to get out and they got them coming out and going from house to house and searching. >> evelyn moore is trying to get home to breast-feed her eight month old baby to see if her family is safe. >> i don't know. you know, it's kind of like, i hope my kids weren't outside because i have a four-year-old that just learned how to ride a bike. >> now police say direl jones will be facing a number of charges. live in pittsburgh, elizabeth cook, cbs 5. other bay area headlines, police say a man practicing karate grabbed an 84-year-old man by the neck and threw him to the ground as he walked by. witnesses say yesterday's attack was random and unprovoked. that victim is in the hospital
with life threatening injuries. police arrested the 45-year-old suspect, but still don't know what set him off. >> mortuaries tell us that sanoma county is so far behind that funerals are being delayed. they used to have four people working on certificates, but now it has one. the county says it has taken a while to hire another worker. : it's been one year since someone shot and killed a high school senior. since then, his family regularly gone back to the scene of the crime hoping to find someone who can help them catch the killer. on this anniversary, mark shows us the family is still at it. >> samuel was just 17 years old and five weeks away from graduating from high school when he was shot and killed. tonight, family members and friends of sammy marched along mission boulevard in heyward where he died one year ago. they want to honor his memory
and keep his name in the public eye in hopes that someone with knowledge of the crime may still step forward. >> more than words can describe, it means what sammy was all about. >> he was a passenger inside a car when a gunman opened fire. police say there was apparently an argument over a woman and someone inside the car he was riding in may have been targeted. >> he was my son. i carried him for nine months and i brought him into this world and did the best i could for 17 years. if it takes me 17 years more until i get this, then so be it. >> nava was awarded his high school degree. the diploma accepted by his sister, nicolette. nicolette visited the lone tree cemetery where her little brother is buried and said her family is doing the best it can under the circumstances. >> we are very supportive. it's very hard and very surreal and it still feels like a bad
dream. >> now heyward police say nava was not a gang member, but they cannot rule out gang involvement, possibly in the shooting. heyward police say they do consider this an active investigation. they are getting new leads. one of their most veteran homicide detectives to try to crack it. one year out, they are working on it and the family is hoping. >> hopefully they will come guard. >> thank you mark. the airlines started doing it and now so are bay area doctors. what they are making patients pay for that used to be part of the deal. we asked one doctor to justify it. and new advice for dog owners. what is the best way to dispose of you know what. >> you have to have a big smile. >> you think they're ecofriendly, but why are most compostable utensils be,,,,,,,,
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enough. g number of physicia bay area doctors now telling their patients your copay is not enough. a growing number of physicians are charging patients an annual fee. telephone consultations or dealing with insurance company. expenses the doctors say have been coming out of their pockets. >> all the things that we have asked the patients to pay in our annual administrative fee are noncovered services and if
the insurance companies were to pay, we wouldn't be in this discussion at all. >> insurance companies oppose annual fees. they say the cost of administrative services are covered in the insurance premiums. these days many companies try to bolster their green credentials by selling everything from environmentally friendly cars it cleaning supplies. as julie found out, not every product is as green as you might think. it's a labeling tactic that critics call green washing. >> diners of this outdoor cafe like more than the food. they like the cut cutlery. >> even better, it's compostable. >> this is what happens after going through a 60 to 90 day composting process. >> jack macy says these pieces of table wear were if i should out of a finished compost pile
at this facility in solano county. >> they are basically in tact. >> and not the only green utensils not living up to consumer expectations. >> consumers are become duked, they are confused. there's so much mislabeling. >> macy takes issue with the wor biodegradable. >> environmentalists say everything is biodegradable given enough time. that kind of label green washing. >> making your product look green when it really is not green. the consumer believes there's an environmental benefit associated with that product. that's why they label it that way. >> and scott smith says even many utensils certified as compostable by third party testing aren't breaking down under commercial composting conditions. >> i'm not really aware of any composter that wants composted utensils.
they need to have a certain thickness for function. >> utensils are certified compostable if they break down within 180 days. but the average commercial composting cycle is less than half that. why the discrepancy? it's about money. >> a composter's goal is to make good quality compost as quickly as they can. that's how they make money. >> what happens to all those utensils that get sent to commercial composters? most get screened out in the beginning of the process and end up going to landfills. just the fakes, these diners were hoping to avoid. >> now utensils will break down by 30% over three months and while we're still trying to figure out where to toss these, environmentalists are calling for new more realistic industry
standards for compostable utensils. julie watts, cbs 5. ladies, you're looking for a secret to shedding a few pounds before summer? you can start by losing your leggings. the form fitting pant help support the lower body. but physiotherapist say they allow those muscles to relax and shut off. the frequently wearing leggings can cause the body to lose firmness, plus the enhanced shape the pants give can decrease motivation for women to work out. >> i don't know. >> i know what leggings are. >> but do you know what spanx are? >> highs today across the bay area, 81 degrees in gilroy. we are looking in the direction, oh the bay, san francisco. we peel around, we could see oakland to the east where
today's high was 72. tomorrow we are forecasting 84 degrees. that's a 12-degree jump in that temperature. tomorrow 14 degrees warmer. santa rosa will top off at 83 degrees. up from today, 65 degrees, but let's back up a little bit. have you noticed it's very mild outside into the 50s and we do have winds already rotating to the northeast. that is indicative of an offshore flow. it's high pressure diverting storm track to the north of the bay area. nothing but clear skies. as far as your pollen report is concerned t will be medium to high as far as counts are concerned. with your trees and grasses, but i've noticed counts are not as high as they were today and they were on monday. so perhaps not as problematic. all right, speaking of highs, let's pinpoint your forecast, 74 pacifica. warm spot will be 91 degrees.
every once in a while on good question, we are amazed at how many people want to know the answer to a particular question. this is one of those questions. gary from san rafael wrote it in. what is the environmentally best way to dispose of your pet poop? the bay area produces more than 6500 tons of the stuff every year. well, we don't produce it. they do. as in doggy doo. >> what's the story on dog poop? there's a lot of it. we have a lot of dogs. particularly in san francisco, there are three dogs for every child in san francisco.
>> and disposing of all this pet waste has become a real problem for a lot of communities. most responsible pet owners are at least picking it up now. >> most people put it in a plastic bag and they put that in the garbage and that's one way to handle it. but the question comes up a lot, what is the most environmental way to handle it? >> the answer to this good question is almost too obvious. >> you have to have a big smile. it's a funny answer, but the answer is put it in the toilet and flush the toilet. because its fecal matter and that's what the sewer system is set up to handle. >> the focus at the city's waste treatment plant back that up, but say it's only good for dogs. turns out cat feces has other components in it that most waste treatment facilities simply can't process. that's not the only thing they can't process. >> any kind of bags in the toilet or in the sewer system. >> go to cbssf.com.
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a line drive caught. he's done it. he has done it. francisco has pitched a no- hitter. >> he hasn't pitched a complete game in his career before tonight. his no hitter is the fifth by a pitcher from the anyone dominican republic. > knuckle baller. giants up by 1. in the bottom of the 9th, the mets come right back. jose reyes pokes one to center field. tied at 6. bring on aubrey huff in the 10th inning. gone. brian wilkin gets the save and the giants win 7-6. nice start for tyson ross who bid six innings against the indians in one run baseball. the thing fell apart for brian in the 9th. orlando cabrera breaks the 1-1 tie. as cabrera drives in two more.
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