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>> pelley: tonight, hundreds flee the shopping mall shooter. unnerving scenes in new jersey on the heels of the shootings at los angeles international. the nfl asks whether locker room harassment is out of control. mark strassmann on the lineman who called it quits. do testosterone supplements lead to heart attacks? dr. jon lapook on the results of a new study. and his honor the mayor confesses to less than honorable conduct. he just says this about crack cocaine? >> have i tried it? probably in one of my drunken stupors. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening.
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has it come to this-- has gunfire in public places become so ordinary? twice in a week, young men have stormed into buildings and started shooting-- last friday at the airport in los angeles, last night at a mall in new jersey. there, the only person killed was the shooter. but we were struck by how the mall's employees and shoppers reacted. elaine quijano is in new jersey. >> reporter: it took six hours for police to locate richard shoop. he was found dead in the basement from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. kevin shoop is his older brother. >> my brother intended to harm nobody else but himself. he just, sadly, decided to make an act of self-indulgence by taking his own life publicly, and it's a tragedy to us all. >> reporter: the gunshots sent thousands of people scrambling for cover inside new jersey's largest mall. carmen reynolds was getting ready to leave work at a clothing store. did you have a plan at the store
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for an active shooter situation like that? >> no, we don't have a plan, but i always thought about it, like, where would we hide if we had to hide? and the only place was the bathroom. >> reporter: the drama played out three days after the shooting at los angeles international airport, and six weeks after terrorists attacked a mall in africa. many employees in the new jersey mall followed protocols created by the department of homeland security and retailers, by quickly closing store gates to protect customers inside. as many as 400 people were in hiding at one point. carmen reynolds and two others were in a bathroom for three hours. >> and at one point, we actually turned the lights off because we were afraid. we were hearing noises, but we couldn't tell if they were in the store. you know, you don't know what's going on. >> reporter: reynolds was escorted out eventually by police. investigators say even with people's quick reactions, richard shoop could have easily shot shoppers. scott, the mall here is expected to reopen tomorrow. >> pelley: elaine, thank you.
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mental illness seems to be at the center of many of these shootings, and ben tracy learned more today about the strange beliefs of the alleged l.a. airport killer. >> reporter: the f.b.i. agents who searched the apartment had a search warrant for his cell phone. they found it in his roommate's car. the warrant states they were looking for information on his views on the legitimacy or activities of the united states government, including the existence of a plot to impose a new world order. shortly after the rampage, police say they found a one-page letter. it said he targeted t.s.a. agents to "instill fear in your traitorous minds," and also mentioned "n.w.o.," "new world order," a century-old conspiracy theory, accord to mark potak, who tracks extremist groups. >> basically identifies the federal government as an evil malefactor that is involved in
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the conspiracy to force the united states into a so-called "one world government," known as the "new world order." >> reporter: people who believe this theory are deeply suspicious of international organizations such as the united nations and think the government plans a national seizure of all guns. >> they believe that the federal government intends to impose martial law on the country any moment now, that that martial law will be imposed with the aid of foreign troops, probably u.n. blue helmets. >> reporter: online talk shows perpetuate these antigovernment views. >> ...federal security goon force. >> reporter: and often mention t.s.a. officers. now, so far, there is no evidence that the alleged l.a.x. shooter was the member of any particular antigovernment group. beside the letter he had on him at the airport, there is very little paper trail, no online writings and no so-called manifestos. >> pelley: several people asked
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us today whether the shootings are happening more often, and we were a little surprised when our research department put together a timeline. the colorado movie massacre killed 12 on july 20, 2012. two weeks later, six died at a temple in wisconsin. the next month, six dead in an office in minneapolis. it was quiet for two months when newtown, connecticut, happened, killing 27. two weeks after that, two firemen were killed by a sniper in new york state. two months later, four dead at a barber shop in new york. the next month, four dead at an apartment in washington state. five weeks later, five killed in santa monica, california. the next month, six dead in hialeah, florida. seven weeks later, 12 murdered at the washington navy yard. and six weeks after that came l.a.x. that's 85 dead in 11 mass
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shootings in just over a year. so, is washington talking about gun or mental health legislation? nancy cordes is at the capitol for us. nancy. >> rorter: not a peep on gun legislation, scott, not even from the biggest supporters of these bills, who say there simply isn't a point to pushing them when so many republicans and some democrats still oppose them. here's what the senate's democratic leader harry reid told me today. do you intend to bring gun control legislation back up? >> i would love to bring it back up. but i can't do it until i have the votes. and at this stage, i don't have the vote. >> pelley: nancy, what about mental health legislation? >> reporter: well, there have been some conversations, scott, about measures to increase funding for mental health services, perhaps to beef up reporting of mental illness, but those conversations are in the very early stages, and as you know, it's a very tricky issue, tough to find consensus. >> pelley: nancy cordes at the capitol.
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thank you, nancy. well, another kind of menace is under investigation this evening by the nfl. mark strassmann has new information on the threats and harassment that led a miami dolphin player to hang up his cleats. >> reporter: the two players at the center of the investigation were silent again today, jonathan martin has not been seen since leaving the team last week. richie incognito, the alleged bully, tweeted sunday, "i want my name cleared."" but a college teammate thinks that is unlikely. david kolowski played football with incognito at the university of nebraska. he says incognito bullied college teammates. >> richie would always, you know, take it to the next level, and he... the name calling and some of the physical tauntings, and he just doesn't realize where the boundaries are. >> reporter: every nfl player has to sign the league's personal conduct policy. it commits to a workplace free from any and all forms of harassment, intimidation, and discrimination. but hazing young nfl players is
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common. incognito allegedly pressured martin to pay $15,000 for teammates to party in las vegas. he may not be alone. this team dinner cost $30,000. dolphin veteran jared ugrich tweeted, "everything tastes better when rookies pay for it." >> i think it's just part of the game of football and being a rookie. >> reporter: but threats and racial slurs have resulted in unprecedented scrutiny of hazing in the nfl. joe philbin, the dolphins' head coach, said his job is to get the most out of any player. >> any kind of conduct, behavior, that detracts from that objective is not acceptable and it's not tolerated. >> reporter: nfl rules allow a team to suspend a player for up to four weeks without pay. incognito makes $4 million a year, and, scott, he's already begun to pay. he's losing $235,000 every game
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he misses. >> pelley: mark, thanks very much. today, a missouri appeals court overturned the murder conviction of ryan ferguson. ferguson's case drew a second look after extensive coverage by the cbs news broadcast "48 hours." ferguson had been found guilty of killing a newspaper editor, despite a lack of physical evidence, and two key witnesses later recanted their testimony. "48 hours" was there today when his parents got word of the decision. prosecutors have not said whether they will seek to retry ferguson. in medical news this evening, a major new study is raising a warning about testosterone replacement therapy. dr. jon lapook has details. >> reporter: when restaurant owner luca marcato started feeling tired, he asked his doctor to test his testosterone level. >> i did not have energy right in the morning. in my business, you have to go and go and go. >> reporter: his levels were low, and his physician
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prescribed a gel containing testosterone. >> now, i feel the way i should be feeling. >> reporter: low testosterone levels are linked to problems like fatigue, muscle and bone loss, and decreased libido. while replacement therapy is f.d.a. approved for some conditions, it's widely marketed as a way to improve health and stay young. but there's little data on its long-term effects. today's study looked at older men, most with heart disease, who had low testosterone levels. there was a 29% increased risk of heart attack, stroke, or death in those given testosterone. cardiologist dr. steve nissen of the cleveland clinic said we need better studies to assess the benefits and risks of testosterone therapy. >> just like women go through menopause, men go through "mano- pause," and that's probably a normal part of male aging, and treating it as a disease may get us in a lot of trouble. >> reporter: urologist dr. elizabeth kavaller said the decision to prescribe
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testosterone is complicated. >> the risks associated with having low testosterone, and there are risks associated with testosterone replacement. >> before you start treating millions of americans with testosterone, you probably ought to think twice. >> reporter: there are several possible ways testosterone replacement might raise the risk of cardiovascular disease. research suggests it might increase the likelihood of clotting within arteries. further study of the risks and benefits is clearly needed. >> pelley: jon, thank you very much. a major drug company is admitting that it faked test results on drugs sold to americans. a big-city mayor made a confession about his illegal drug use. and this is how you celebrate your 100th birthday when the cbs evening news continues. if you think a prune is a prune, you haven't tried sunsweet, the amazing prune.
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and i had like this whenfour inch band of bumps it started on my back.icine. that came around to the front of my body. and the pain from it was- it was excruciating. it made me curtail my activities cause i'm really an outgoing kind of a guy. and, uh, i like to play sports, i play basketball, i play pool. i did not want anyone to brush into me to cause me more pain than i was already enduring. i went to my doctor; he said well you actually have shingles. this is a result of you having chickenpox as a kid. it totally caught me off guard. i put the pool cue in the corner. i couldn't do those things anymore. the basketball- it caught dust. i wanted to just crawl up in a ball and just, just wait til it passed.
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john miller introduces us to the man who blew the whistle on his own company. >> reporter: why would they do this? >> money. greed. >> reporter: in 2004, ranbaxy executive dinesh thakur was asked by his boss to investigate allegations of fraud at the company. thakur quickly uncovered disturbing problems with the data required by the f.d.a. to prove the effectiveness of ranbaxy drugs. >> the data is important because the f.d.a., or other agencies globally, look at that information to give ranbaxy authorization to sell that drug. >> reporter: that it works, that it's safe. >> that's right. we started getting into the files, and lo and behold, we find none of it exists in the first place. >> reporter: what did that mean? >> it means we've gotten approvals from the f.d.a. to sell drugs that were based on no data, or data that was fraudulent. >> reporter: thakur found ranbaxy's drugs for illnesses like aids, heart problems and
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infections had no proof they were effective. his findings were presented to ranbaxy executives in 2005, but he says nothing was done. >> i was dumbfounded. i had worked in this industry for 11 years, at that point in time, and never seen such callous behavior. >> reporter: he points to an incident where his young son was prescribed a ranbaxy antibiotic for a fever. >> he kept getting worse. we got another company's formulation, and the fever went away. >> reporter: you're giving your own baby a drug that you essentially find out after the fact doesn't work, maybe because there was nothing in it that was designed to work. >> correct. >> reporter: what did that say to you? >> i had to do something. >> reporter: in 2005, thakur blew the whistle to the f.d.a. their investigation found ranbaxy had a persistent pattern of submitting untrue statements. on at least 15 new generic drug applications, auditors found over 1,600 data errors. the f.d.a. concluded that their drugs were potentially unsafe and illegal to sell.
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in 2008, the f.d.a. prohibited ranbaxy from shipping drugs into the u.s. from two indian plants, but the company continued to sell drugs in the u.s. from its other indian facilities. then in 2011, while one arm of the f.d.a. was investigating ranbaxy for serious criminal violations, another arm of the f.d.a. was approving the company for the exclusive rights it make the generic version of one of the most popular pharmaceuticals of all time, lipitor, a decision by the f.d.a. that reportedly earned the company $600 million in the first six months. f.d.a. officials declined to be interviewed on camera, but told us, at the time ranbaxy was approved to make generic lipitor, the company met f.d.a. standards. the federal investigation based on dinesh thakur's allegations led ranbaxy to plead guilty to seven felonies.
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ranbaxy was bought by a new owner in 2008. the japanese firm's owner declined an interview, but in a statement, they said the company has invested more than $300 million in infrastructure, plant upgrades, and training, and will take all measures to keep facilities in full compliance to all regulations. >> it's a very long and lonely process. >> reporter: for his role in exposing the company, thakur was awarded $49 million by a u.s. court. knowing what you knew at the time, would you have taken a ranbaxy drug yourself? >> no. >> reporter: what about now? >> i wouldn't. >> reporter: john's joining us now in our washington bureau. john, you can often see the manufacturer on the drug bottle label. if you find these drugs in your medicine cabinet, what should you do? >> well, scott, when i looked in my medicine cabinet, i found that i had ranbaxy drugs. now, despite the actions that they have taken against the company, the f.d.a. says patients shouldn't stop taking ranbaxy drugs. but if they're concerned about their prescriptions, they should talk to their doctor.
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toronto's police chief confirmed the existence of a video of the mayor smoking crack, the mayor stopped denying it. >> yes, i have smoked crack cocaine. do i? am i an addict, no? have i tried it? probably in one of my drunken stupors, probably approximately a year ago. >> reporter: when he called a press conference hours after his admission, speculation was he would resign. he did not. >> i want to be crystal clear to every single person. these mistakes will never, ever, ever happen again. >> reporter: ford has had a contentious relationship with the media. this past week, he got into a shoving match with reporters as the clamor grew for him to step down. >> what don't you understand? get off the property, partner. >> reporter: today, even as he ended six months of denials, toronto's mayor took a verbal swipe at reporters. >> i wasn't lying. you didn't ask the correct questions.
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no, i am not an addict, and no, i do not do drugs. >> reporter: that video has not yet been made public. scott, ford says it's up to the voters next year to decide if he should keep his job. >> pelley: don, thank you very much. vernon maynard of palm desert, california, has done a lot of living, but there was one thing he wanted to do for his 100th birthday. he made his first sky dive. it was a tandem jump with maynard strapped to an instructor for the ride down from almost 13,000 feet. and he had a doctor's note clearing him for the adventure. paintings stolen by the nazis have been revealed for the first time in more than 70 years. we'll show you next.
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marc chagall, otto dix. german prosecutors today showed slides of some of their discovery. many of them, they believe, are nazi war plunder from the collections of wealthy jews. julian radliffe runs a london database of looted art. >> there are going to be pictures here which nobody knew the existence of and are genuinely by great artists, so it is very important. but exactly how important, we don't yet know. >> reporter: in the 1940s, hitler set up a special unit to seize works of art for the nazi party. after germany's defeat, allied forces did recover some of them, but a vast number simply disappeared. we now know more than 1,000 were stored here in this nondescript apartment building in munich. it belonged to cornelius gurlitt, son of hildebrand gurlitt, an art dealer working
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for the nazis. at least one of the newly discovered paintings by matisse is from the collection of paul rosenberg, looted in the 1940s. his granddaughter, marianne, looks forward to getting it back. >> of course it's a passion, and it's also a way to render homage to my grandfather, paul, who he was a very great man. >> reporter: finding this breathtaking treasure was a stroke of luck. finding its owners will be a long and complex job. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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>> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald largest casino opens in the area... then stops the crowd from coming in help, help! >> a little disobedience amid some die-hard gamblers after california's largest casino opens in the bay area. then stops the crowd from coming in. >> good evening, i'm ken bastida. >> i'm elizabeth cook. hundreds of people still pouring into graton resort and casino. thousands lined up to get a spot, doors opened an hour earlier. in two hours they reached maximum capacity. look at the parking lot. nearly every space is filled. it's located just west of highway 101 in rohnert park. the massive crowds caused traffic delays and road closures in surrounding neighborhoods today. mike sugerman shows us the chaos inside and outside the
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casino. mike? >> reporter: elizabeth, talking about this for ten years, they thought it would be a big day when it old. they had no idea what to expect when it opened. >> to me, it's just organized theft, that's all this is, just taking money from people who need to use it for families, friends and for the betterment of society. >> reporter: not one of the more popular views among the tens of thousands who got up early jammed freeways and waited and waited and waited in line for a chance of taking a chance. >> two hours. >> two hours. >> reporter: what time did you get up? >> 6:00. >> reporter: he passed casinos on the way up to san jose but being here on the first day would be lucky. >> 101 northbound still extremely heavy as you make your way to the casino grand opening. >> reporter: police texted advice, stay away, come back tomorrow. streets in the neighborhood were closed. but savvy gamblers new back