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>> jeff: tonight, debating the deal. with former taliban captive bowe bergdahl in germany, his parents back in idaho-- >> i'm so looking forward to seeing his face after these last five and a half years. >> jeff: --congress asked questions. why weren't lawmakers notified, and how dangerous are the prisoners the u.s. released in return? the plane crash that killed a media mogul. the n.t.s.b. arrives outside of boston to figure out what happened. >> the worst disaster on mount rainier in more than 30 years. a report from seattle on the climbers and guides who died. >> yes, i love that. >> jeff: and upending the fitness world, trainer kelly starrout with 60 minutes sports and sharon alfonsi. >> this is a highly compromised position. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news."
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>> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. >> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor with a western edition of the broadcast. defense secretary chuck hagel says the deal was made to save bowe bergdahl's life. tonight bergdahl is being treated in germany before returning stateside. his parents, who have yet to speak with their son, sent messages to him through a press conference this afternoon in idaho. while in qatar today the five members of the taliban the u.s. traded arrived at an airport to hugs and smiles. new developments today and more questions. we have a series of reports beginning with bigad shaban. >> five years is a seemingly endless long time. but you have made it. >> janie and bob bergdahl used the television cameras to speak directly to their son, who is still recovering in a military hospital in germany. >> i'm proud of how much you wanted to help the afghan people, and what you were willing to do, to go to that
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length. >> bob bergdahl says he and his wife have yet to speak with their son over the phone. waiting, they say, until he's emotionally ready. >> my name is bob robert bergdahl. >> sergeant bowe bergdahl was the only american prisoner of war in afghanistan captured by the taliban in 2009. the mission to secure bergdahl's release was overseen by u.s. special forces yesterday morning and backed by multiple helicopters hovering over the afghan-pakistan border. army veteran dave chalet is the former director of the boise valley p.o.w.-m.i.a. group, and advocated for bergdahl's release. >> this was personal for you. >> for all of us, yeah, for all of us veterans it was personal. you're darn right it was. >> but behind the applause and the embrace, that bergdahl's got from the president in the rose garden yesterday, is the lingering question of how and why sergeant bergdahl separated from his unit, only to be caught by the taliban. u.s. officials refused to
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comment on reports over the past few years that bergdahl may have tried to desert his post, when he walked off base unarmed. in bergdahl's hometown of haley, idaho, residents say their five years of prayers have been answered. lori sanders is a friend of the bergdahl family. >> whether it's a month or five months or whenever he is able to come home, we're going to be here with open arms for him. >> here the signs that once read, "bring bowe home," have been replaced with, "bowe is free." >> i will see you soon my beloved son. i love you, bowe. >> sergeant bergdahl is expected to reunite with his parents in the coming days, jeff, at a military hospital in texas. >> jeff: bigad shaban, thank you. some members of congress are not happy about this deal and mark albert tonight has more on that. >> on sunday, the taliban released these images of the transfer detainees being greeted and embraced after arriving in qatar.
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the men are among a group of 48 prisoners the pentagon previously deemed too dangerous to release. >> they are big, high-level people, possibly responsible for the deaths of thousands. >> senator john mccain, appearing on "face the nation" today, said although he is relieved sergeant bergdahl is coming home, the circumstances of the exchange disturb him. >> if they reenter the fight, then it is going to put american lives at risk. >> reporter: by law, any transfer of guantanamo detainees has to be in the best national security interest of the country. and congress is supposed to get 30 days notice, but when the president signed the bill that restricted prisoner transfers, he maintained the right to act quickly if needed. >> he consulted his national security council on this. we were unanimous that this was the responsible, right thing to do. >> secretary of defense chuck hagel, who approved of the plan was in afghanistan sunday, where
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he met with and thanked the special operations forces who conducted the exchange. hagel said they had to move fast. >> sergeant bergdahl's safety and health were both in jeopardy and in particular his health deteriorating. >> but republican mike rogers, chairman of the house intelligence committee, says congress should have been notified. and that the trade sets a dangerous precedent. >> you've sent a message to every al qaeda group in the world that says, by the way, some who are holding u.s. hostages today, that there is some value now in that hostage, in a way that they didn't have before. >> rogers and armed services committee chairman buck mckeon both said this weekend, they believe the president violated the notification law. c.b.s. news has learned multiple committees in the republican- lead house are now considering hearings or investigations. >> jeff? >> mark albert, thank you very much. >> all right, with us now is juan zarate, a senior national security analyst with c.b.s. news.
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juan, you served the bush administration while these guys were at guantanamo, in your estimation do they reenter the fight? >> well, these are serious and dangerous detainees. they've been labeled as high value and highly dangerous by the department of defense, why they were being held still in guantanamo. there is no question that they have the ability to reenter the fight. and at a minimum, jeff, they present political and fund- raising value for the taliban, especially for the long term. and so, this he is a risky venture to see them on the loose and in qatar. >> does this put u.s. soldiers and civilians at risk in the future? >> there is no question, jeff, that in some ways we've contravened our consistent policy of not negotiating with terrorists. we have here and we're all happy that the sergeant is back, or will be back with his family soon. but certainly the issue is now have we put a premium on the heads and lives of american citizens and soldiers abroad? will this incentivize al qaeda
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which is constantly looking for prisoner swaps to go out and capture more americans. that's certainly a risk here. >> the afghan government was completely out of this loop. the taliban was in it. they were involved in the negotiations, what does that say about our involvement with afghanistan moving forward? >> in the first instance, it demonstrates a lack of trust in communications with the afghan government. the u.s. government did not want to upset the negotiations of the taliban by revealing too much to the afghans, but more importantly it does signal a breakdown of trust and confidence in the afghan government itself. and frankly, the reality that the taliban is going to be a long-term issue and problem for the afghan government and one, frankly, they're going to have to deal with long-term. >> juan zarate, thank you very much. >> thank you, jeff. >> the n.t.s.b. is now investigating last night's crash of a private plane in hanscom field outside boston. as annee-marie green reports the seven dead includes a media mogul who was just completing one of his biggest deals.
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>> the gulf stream four was taking off from hanscom field in bedford, massachusetts, around 9:40 p.m., saturday when witnesses say they heard a boom and saw a fireball. >> we heard a huge explosion and the house shook. >> reporter: on board, three crew members and four passengers, including lewis katz, the media mogul and philanthropist was part of a group that recently won a contentious private auction to buy out other owners of "the philadelphia enquirer," a long- time city newspaper. they pledged $88 million to turn the struggling daily around. >> former pennsylvania governor ed rendell was katz's long time friend. >> he wanted it for the people. he wanted it for journalism. he wanted it for all the right reasons. and lew was a deal maker but he always did things for the right reasons. >> reporter: katz was also prominent in pro sports. a former owner of the new jersey nets and new jersey devils, today there was a moment of silence at yankee stadium where he was honored as a member of the yankee family.
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>> katz, an avid supporter of education, donated millions to his alma mater, temple university, where he met his long time friend, comedian bill cosby. >> and lewis always said the same thing to me. i love you, man. >> he was in massachusetts this weekend for an education fund- raiser, at the home of historian doris kearns goodwin. with him, three friends who were also education advocates. the n.t.s.b. says it will be checking the plane's maintenance records, the crew's background and weather conditions at the time of the accident. anne-marie green, cbs news, new york. >> jeff: many men with prostate cancer delay chemotherapy treatments. a new study out today says that may be the wrong idea. dr. clifford hudis is with memorial sloan-kettering cancer centr, he is joining us from chicago tonight where the study is being presented. doctors the study says men given chemotherapy early lived an average of 14 months longer than those who didn't receive it
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early. were you surprised by this? >> yeah, this is very surprising. for many years, we've looked at whether to combine treatments for cancer like prostate cancer or stretch them out. and in many cases, stretching them out seems to be just as good. in this case, giving the chemotherapy right up front for men with advanced prostate cancer was associated with a remarkable improvement in overall survival. >> does this change treatment recommendations moving forward? >> for the subset of men who have higher-volume disease, this should certainly influence the way doctors approach these patients. >> dr. clifford hudis, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> jeff: more information is emerging tonight about a man who was arrested for that deadly shooting in a jewish museum in brussels. he was with raised in france, but had spent time in syria. here is holly williams. >> belgum's federal prosecutor warned today that young muslims from europe are being radicalized in syria.
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>> all the european countries are confronted at this moment with this problem. >> reporter: medhi nemmouche is accused of carrying out this deadly rampage inside belgum's jewish museum a week ago. nemmouche, a 29-year-old french citizen, he was arrested on friday in marseille, prosecutors say he was carrying firearms, ammunition and a video claiming responsibility for the attack. they claim one of the weapons was wrapped in a sheet scrawled with the name of the islamic state of iraq and the lavant, and al qaeda-linked group fighting inside syria. french authorities believe hundreds of the country's citizens have fought in the syrian conflict. nemmouche is thought to have converted to radical islam during a stint in a french prison. european interior ministers will meet later this week to devise strategies to stem syria-related violence in their countries. holly williams, cbs news, istanbul.
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>> jeff: it is one of the most dangerous climbs in the world. the liberty ridge route up mount rainier in washington state. authorities say six people died trying to make it. monique ming laven of our seattle station kiro has more. >> search efforts for the missing climbers were suspended yesterday because park rangers say the area was too dangerous to proceed. the missing include four climbers, lead by two guides from alpine ascents international. their trip started monday and they were last heard from on wednesday by satellite phone. they were reported missing friday, after they did not return to the trail head when they were scheduled. park officials now believe they fell more than 3,000 feet from their last known whereabouts and have no chance for survival. among the group was lead guide
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matt haseman who had climbed to mount rainier more than 50 times and mark mahaney who also reached the mountain's day peak before. if the six fatalities are confirmed, the total number of climbers who died on liberty ridge will reach 26. while more than 10,000 climbers ascend mount rainier only about 2,000 take the liberty ridge route. the park ranger says that is because it is risky. >> the area above it is vertical, pretty much. and then this is the spot where anything in that vertical 3,000 feet, any ice or rock falls so, this is actually a very dangerous location to go into. >> reporter: experienced mountaineer rich drakes climbed the route in 2008 and is it is familiar with its challenges. >> i mean one is just the technical nature of the terrain, sort of steep ice and snow. and then the other is committing nature of the route, that it is hard to decend so if you get partway into the route and then it's hard to back out. >> these hazards are not a
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surprise, it is why only experienced climbers attempt liberty ridge. >> you know going in it is a difficult route. you know it has a history of accidents. and, so yeah, i think everyone is very cautious about this route. >> this group was no different. in a facebook post in april, mahaney laid out the path they would likely take, stating, "nothing will be easy on this climb." >> the national park service says that it is just too dangerous to keep searchers on the ground but they will continue to send up craft to monitor that area in the weeks and months ahead, especially as the snow begins to thaw. jeff? >> jeff: monique ming laven, thank you. she had a career in television lasting over 40 years but she was best known as alice, beloved housekeeper and comic foil to the brady's on the brady bunch. ann b. davis has died, we have learned after a fall at her home. she quit show business and devoted herself to bible study ann b. davis was 88 years old.
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>> finally tonight, kelly starrett works with some of the world's strongest athletes and in the processes became one of the world's most famous trainers. on "60 minutes sports" this week, sharyn alfonsi speaks with him. and gets an education. >> whether it's a super bowl mvp or practice squad apprentice, starrett is convinced that body position and mobility. >> you notice it stops about 90 degrees, which is the height of a chair, which is about 40 degrees--. >> are the keys to athletic success and avoiding injury. it is an obsession that's made him a king of the fitness world. >> people geek out about him. >> he's freaking elvis presley, right. >> graceland isn't a mansion in memphis but a gym in the
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presidio of san francisco. we met him there recently for a session on how every day movements can determine not just winning or losing, but staying in the game. >> how many people who are athletes, or who have been athletes, do you see come in here and not have a grasp on these basic things? >> most people who have succeed high in athletics are doing so because their bodies are so miraculous at buffering their crap. and what's happened-- >> i love that, because their bodies are so miraculous at buffering their crap. >> they can put up with it. what ends up happening is they will ride that horse until it breaks. >> i love that. >> our first lesson was about lifting, and how simple every day movements are more important than you think. >> understanding how your mechanics affect your life. we will try to basically see if you can pick up this whopping 25 pound weight. >> okay. >> which is not any more or less than some of the backpacks we see kids peck up or your
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suitcase or the groceries. come on this side and the only rule is, you can't move your back. your back has to be rigid. >> okay. >> and everyone knows and when heard you shouldn't lift anything with your back, now stop, don't move. so your default here, we caught you, is in a broken rainbow flex rounded position. >> broken rainbow? >> like a sad broken rainbow, this is a highly compromised position. so go ahead and stand up for me. the problem is, we say practice makes permanent. and so if that's your default when you get tired or stressed under load you end up rounding, keep your back flat, stand back up and reset. >> after seven attempts-- >> a little round here, you can unround. >> --keeping a straight spine was easier said than done. >> now what's happening here. >> i'm rounding. >> so let go of the bar. >> eventually starrett called in his eight-year-old daughter georgia. >> show us how to do this g. >> who performed a master class. >> uh-huh. >> show us your normal settup. >> good.
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>> the hamstrings. >> and you see how she folds keeps the back flat drops her chin, now her spine is in this nice position, nice tension and then she lifts, no change in that spinal mechanic. and now we have a strategy and language of picking anything up off the ground. >> he wants to teach this language not just to the pros but to anyone with a spine. >> and you can see more of sharyn alfonsi's report this coming wednesday on "60 minutes sports" on showtime. that is the "cbs evening news" tonight. later on cbs here, "60 minutes." i'm jeff glor, cbs news in new york. good night. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs ponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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how you can win a private strate en a disturbing find in a san francisco apartment sparks questions. thousands of cyclists hit the road for a cross country ride. how social media is helping at every turn. kpix news is next gridlock. teacher layoffs. and a 60 billion dollar budget deficit. that's what john perez faced when he became speaker of the california assembly. so he partnered with governor brown to pass three balanced budgets, on time. for the first time in thirty years. today, the deficits are gone and we've invested an additional 2 billion dollars in education. now john perez is running for controller,
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to keep fighting for balanced budgets. live from the cbs bay area studios. this is kpix5 news. now at 6:30. his san francisco apartment was literally a ticking time bomb. now the question is, where is ryan chamberlin? good evening. kpix brian webb joins us with new details on the nation wide manhunt, brian? >> reporter: the search shifted. now, every law enforcement agency in the country


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