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>> jeff: tonight the devastation left behind. one of the most powerful natural disasters ever recorded leaves parts of the philippines in ruins, where the storm goes next. suspended nfl player richie incognito speaks on camera for the first time since his teammate left the miami dolphins. >> i did not intend to hurt him. >> jeff: terrell brown has more on what he says. crash landing, waiting for that 2,000 pound satellite to hit earth. don dahler has the latest. and jeff pegues on the nation's newest college football powerhouse, which is also the country's first university for the deaf. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news."
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>> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor with a western edition of the broadcast. and every hour with every new image we see the toll seems to get worse. a country of 96 million people hit by a typhoon of enormous power. this is what it looks like in the philippines, with the police chief in tacloban says up to 10,000 are dead. there was understandable chaos there. we noticed this picture of an owner standing outside his store with a gun trying to keep looters away. as american forces head in to help tonight here's what haiyan looks like from space. you can see the enormous area the storm still covers even though its wind speeds are down significantly. we begin with seth doane in beijing. >> hundreds of thousands of filipinos are coming to grips with the devastating impact from haiyan, the storm's heavy winds turned entire neighborhoods into piles of rubble. but it was the wall of water, more than ten feet high that proved so deadly in the
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philippines. the community of tacloban eye witnesses described seeing similar to a tsunami. at this hotel a team of american storm chasers had to become rescuers. they used mattresses as floating devices to help elderly guests escape rising floodwaters.ñi it was there that the local police chief said he feared as many as 10,000 may have perished, many from drowning or buildings collapsing on them. rescue workers carted away the dead. the national philippine red cross put the death toll closer to 1200 by aide workers caution it is just too early to know. cbs new reporter barnaby lo was not far away erode out the storm in the now ravaged townq of cebu. >> people who survived were asking where they would get food and water in the next few days to be able to survive. now in tacloban city people have started looting there
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is justxd this sense of anarchy and lawlessness that has surrounded this immediate aftermath of the typhoon. >> reporter: looters raided the local pharmacy and grocery stores in palo leytee where everyone is fending for themselves. >> we're helpless. we don't have water any more, we don't have food. >> reporter: jeff as you mentioned, that team of about 90 u.s. troops from the base of japan have now landed in the philippines to assist with search-and-rescue. this as the typhoon makes landfall in vietnam as a category 1 storm. >> jeff: seth doane, thank you. the first round of international talks ended in reigning iran's nuclear program ended if geneva early today without an agreement. secretary of state john kerry defended the effort to reach a deal with iran while also telling israel and others that the u.s. is not letting its guard down. >> we are not blind and i don't think we're stupid. i think we have a pretty strong sense of how to measure whether or not we
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are acting in the interests of our country and of the globe and particularly of our allies like israel and gulf states and others in the region. >> jeff: israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu this morning repeated his country's strong opposition to the proposed deal with iran, while insisting that the u.s. and israel are on the same page overall. >> the president and i share the goal of making sure that iran doesn't have nuclear weapons. i think where we might have a difference of opinion is on how to prevent it. >> jeff: elizabeth palmer was at the talks in geneva. she is back in london now. liz, first off how are netanyahu's comments impacting this process? >> well, the united states is taking israel's objections very seriously. in fact, the head of the american negotiating team wendy scherrman flew directly to jerusalem from geneva today to brief israeli officials, to listen what they have to say and to try and figure out what strategy she can use to allay their fears when she
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goes back to the negotiating table. because we know they are going to go back in just over a week. and all signs have every interest in trying to protect the progress they say they've made this time, and build on it when they get there next time as opposed to having to begin again because it all got torpedoes by political forces it in the meantime. and that goes for the iranians as well. because they are having to return to tehran empty-handed. this reformist negotiating team under a new reformist president and the hard-liners in iran are going to be saying you see, empty-handed. it's proof it was pointless to start negotiating with those americans in the first place. >> jeff: liz, it does seem like they were close, very close this time. what happened at the end for the talks to fall apart? >> we have had very few leches. but it does appear that france at least france and maybe some other countries wanted more safeguards on what iran was going to do with its highly enriched stockpile of 20% uranium and
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they also wanted rules to stop work on a nuclear reactor iran hasn't got on-line yet but could come on-line next year. they want that shut down. >> jeff: liz palmer in london, thank you. the national football league player at the centre of a scandal is speaking out. richie incognito talked at length on camera today two weeks after his teammate jonathan martin left the miami dolphins indicating he had been the victim of abuse. terrell brown has more. >> reporter: in an interview sunday richie incognito said he was jonathan martin's best friend on the team. >> an my actions were coming from a place of love. no matter how bad and how vulgar it sounds, that's how we communicate. that's how our friendship was. >> reporter: incognito admits that in voice-mails and text messages he threatened martin's family and called him the "n" word but that it was taken out of context. >> i'm not a racist. and to judge me by that one word is wrong. in no way, shape or form is
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it sever acceptable for me to use that word, even if it's friend to friend on a voice-mail. >> cbs sports nfl insiderxd jason la canfora. >> that's not locker room talk. that is fever-- i don't know that to ever have been okay for a quite guy to say that to a black guy on any team i have ever covered. that blows me away. >> reporter: that kind of language and alleged physical and verbal abuse is why martin said he left the dolphins. but incognito provided text messages to fox sports allegedly from martin three days later. in one of them martin reportedly says just know i don't blame guys at all. it's just the cultural around football and the locker room got to me a little. martin has not spoken about the issue publicly and is in counselling for emotional issues. >> i think i would give him a big hug because we've been through some of and i would just be like, dude, what's going on. why didn't you come to me. >> reporter: incognito has been suspended indefinitely by the dolphins. he is scheduled to talk to nfl investigators this week in miami. terrell brown, cbs news, new york. >> jeff: a pair of deadly
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shootings at house parties overnight. in phoenix arizona polit are investigating a shooting that left a 19-year-old dead and three others hurt. that shooting happened as the party was breaking up. police say bullets were fired from multiple directions. and in houston two teenagers are dead and 20 people hurt after shots were fired at an 18th birthday party. more than 100 people attended after word spread on social media. those at the party broke out second floor windows and jumped to the ground to escape. police are looking for two suspects tonight. >> police in new york city say gunfire broke out at a public skating rink last night because a teenager was angry that someone wouldn't give up their jacket. about 300 skaters were on the ice in bryant park when the 16-year-old pulled the trigger. two people were hurt. including a 14-year-old. >> later something calledçó positive panic, power holiday shopping. the faltering satellite that has the whole world looking up. and the incredible winning
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streak at galludet university. those stories when the "cbs evening news" continues.
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>> jeff: the biggest on-line shopping day in the world takes place tomorrow. it is not black friday or cybermonday. no, it's a chinese invention where november 11th is called singles day, a day of celebration for singles. alibaba china biggest on-line retailer is projecting close to $5 billion in sales on that day alone. our own holiday shopping season is almost here. the most critical period of the year for retailers accounting for up to 40% of annual sales. cbs new distributor mellody hobson is with us. always good to see you. it is a short season this year, first of all, what is that and why are retailers concerned. >> thanksgiving to christmas this year is 7 days shorter than last year. and has one less weekend. that is the shortest season
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we've seen in over a decade. so this is a big deal. now some retailers areñr saying this is terrible. and that it will cost them up to 1.5 billion in sales in total. i talked to two retailer, one giant big box retailer, one c.e.o. of a big on-line retailer, and they actually said they didn't think it would be necessarily a bad thing. in fact one of them thought it could be good. and lead to what he called a positive panic because people will be in a frenzy to do their buying and ultimately lead to more impulse purchases and less value buy. >> jeff: for the third year in a row we are seeing a lot of stores open on thanksgiving. how big of a difference does that make? >> not a big difference. so i know that it started with a trickle, now everyone will be open this thanksgiving. some as early as 6 a.m. but the bottom line is the same amount of money is spent over four days now instead of three. so more or less it's a wash in terms of sales, but it costs the retailers pore because they have to spend to get the workers to come in on theñr holidays, usually
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a higher wage than normal so it is's not great for them. >> jeff: mellody hobson, thank you very much. >> still ahead, tracking the plunge of a one-ton satellite
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>> jeff: an olympic torch for the upcoming winter games is taken for a walk around the earth today. two russian cosmonauts carry the unlit torch on a space walk outside the international space station. it will return to earth tomorrow with a three man crew. >> are european satellite weighing a ton is in its process of crashing back to earth tonight.
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no one is sure where it will hit but the sheer size of the object is captured attention around the globe. don dahler has more. >> reporter: the gravity field and steady state ocean circulation explorer or goce was launched in 2009. it ran out of fuel on october 21st and has succumb to the very thing it was designed to study-- study, gravity where. it will drop no one knows but cbs news space consultant bill harwood says it's not likely to hurt anyone when it does. >> they estimate that the odds of getting hit by a piece of space debris are about one in a trillion. goce's fiery end will look something like this video of a pure mean spacecraft reentering the earth's atmosphere in 2008. it explode mood thousands of people before crashing into the pas civic. in fact, that's where most unmanned spacecraft end up when they lose orbit. in recent years a nasa satellite, a russian space probe and the mir space station all splashed harmlessly in the ocean.
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>> every year literally dozens of objects return to earth in similar fashion. this one say little unique in that it is a fairly large spacecraft as these things go. >> reporter: scientists aren't able to predict the exact location where a satellite will slam not earth because they skip along the outer layers of the atmosphere much like a rock thrown along the surface of a pond. it's anyone's guess where the object will finally make reentry. goce's mission was considered a success. it created the first high resolution map of the boundary between the earth's crust and mantle. but it also reiterated what sir isaac newton declared 350 years ago. what goes up, must come down. don dahler, cbs news, new york. >> jeff: and asteroid floating beyond mars has scientist on earth amazed at what they call a quote weird and freakish object. the object has six comet like tails which change shape as the space rock sheds dust. researchers believe the asteroid was damaged in a collision 200 million years
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ago. next up military families keeping loved ones in the picture.
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>> jeff: as we approach veteran's day tomorrow, more than a decade of war in iraq and afghanistan has created a new kind of u.s. military family. one in which children grow up seeing a parent on a smart phone or computer screen. as manual bojorquez tells us this kind of teleparenting is like being in person but it is keeping families connected like never before. >> alison simerly's father made it just in time for dinner.
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>> hey, dad. >> hey, sweetheart. >> but army colonel mark simerly won't be seated at the family table in belton, texas. he's in kabul, afghanistan ten time zones away. simerly's children have seen him more on their phones and computers than they have in person. >> i'm not really bothered by the fact that it's a virtual dad. >> because of facetime alison who is a junior at the university of texas at austin has been able to stay connected in realtime. >> a lot of times when i'm touking to him i'll show him. >> you think that helps him. >> yeah, i think so her younger brother luke says the stress of a missed call can be overwhelming. >> it's devastating. you know, because he's making the effort to talk to you. reach out to you. a lot of times we'll answer the call and the connection won't go through and so it just drops and he doesn't call again. he's right there but he can't make it happen. >> reporter: school psychologist mark businessano counsels military families near ft. bragg. >> to get a text from a
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parent who is in the war zone saying that they're fine is a lot different than being able to see them on a video screen saying that they're fine because then you can visually see that they're fine. >> each year the department of defence invests billions in family support programs. and providing text support is now a key part of their approach. even in here. >> army specialist nagy he would bridge dialed in to witness the birth of his wild at a uso center in afghanistan. >> i was like i'm to the going to cry, i'm to the going to cry, i kind of broke down. after his daughter nyla was born he stayed in constant contact with her through the computer. his wife britney says the technology seals an emotional bond long before he came home. >> he wasn't there when she was born, and almost two months later for him to hold her, she knew his voice when she saw him, and she went right to him. >> skype allows deployed service members to function
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more as a family, for the simerly's that connection doesn't completely erase concerns. >> i tell him everything is going all right. because i think the last thing he needs is to worry about us. >> it's not a hug but it's the fix best thiit's that sensef psychological stability that comes from being connected. >> and making every moment count. >> okay, bye, love you. >> bye, love few. >> manual bojorquez, cbs news, belton, texas. >> jeff: coming up a new winning way for a team that invented the football huddle.
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>> jeff: a wild play in baltimore today as time expired between the ravens and cincinnati bengals. take a look, andy dahlton's hail mary pass at the ends of the quarter bounced off two players beforehanding-- landing in the hands of green, that tied the game at 17. the bengals can't keep the momentum going in overtime, though, ravens win 20-17.
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finally tonight, 150 years ago next spring a school called galludet became the first university in the country to focus on the deaf. today the school has more than 2,000 students. they also have a dominant and undefeated team on the football field. jeff pegues tonight on a team that keeps winning and keeps inspiring. >> reporter: when the coach came to galludet from his high school coaching job he had a lot to learn. every member of the bison football team is definite or-- deaf or hard-of-hearing sow had to learn to sign and find other ways to communicate with his layers -- players. >> you don't use a whistle. >> our players can't hear whistles. >> galludet the nation's first university for the deaf has a long and storied football program. the bison invented the huddle, thought up by a
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quarterback in the 1890s as a way to keep other players from seeing what they signed. but the school's famous for its contribution to the game wasn't particularly good at playing it. senior quarterback todd bonheyo. >> i think the toughest part of the season is actually believing that it's real based on previous seasons. we've never had this type of luck or this type of winning streak. >> reporter: this year galludet is 9-and-0, and in the running for the school's first men's ncaa division 3 championship. >> you got to cover. >> the team only has 54 players, half the size of most in its division. but between the white lines it only takes 11. >> 6 foot 6, 270 pounds. >> you're a big dude. >> thank you. >> senior adham tammate is a defensive end. he might also be the first galludet player in history to make it to the nfl. >> it's been a dream of mine
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since i can remember. and for it to happen here at galludet, i couldn't imagine a better place. >> reporter: last week with just two seconds left in the game and its undefeated season at stake, galludet blocked a potential game winning field goal and returned the ball 79 yards for the win. runningback nick elstad says the team hits the field with something to prove. >> that we can play and that we can compete. and in the end we always want to have a w on our record. >> reporter: and just because they can't hear the cheers, doesn't mean they can't feel the win. jeff pegues, cbs news, washington. >> that is the "cbs evening news" tonight. later on cbs "60 minutes." i'm jeff glor, cbs news in new york. scott pelley will be here tomorrow. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by
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smoke is expected to be a problem. donations pour in from local filipinos to help after the devastating super typhoon. w it's become a learning less for some families. parade nats and celebrating our veteran the welcome change they say they're seeing for those who have served. kpix 5 news is next. people in redwood city ---,,
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