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consumer and environmental laws in our country's history. >> cars in the u.s. were equipped with defeat devices a software that allowed them to cheat environmental standards tests. but once on the road, the reality was just the opposite. >> hundreds of thousands of those cars sold in this country were in fact pumping illegal levels of nitrogen oxides into our atmosphere. up to 40 times the amount permitted by federal law. >> reporter: the pro posed settlement applies to 2.0 liter vehicles, the beatle, golf, jetta, passat, audi a 3 from 2009 to 2015. v.w. will spend $10 billion to buy back cars, term nate leases or modify affected vehicles. auto maker agrees to pay $4.7
billion for pollution reduction projects. the ceo, said we still have a great deal of work to do to earn back the trust of the american people. volkswagen may face criminal charges from the d.o.j. for violating the clean air act. charlie. >> thank you, demarco. awe we have a list of the volkswagen models affected by this at cbsnews.com. hall of fame college basketball coach, pat summitt, died today at 64. her career was cut short by alzheimers disease. in 38 seasons, summitt won eight national titles and 1,098 games. more than any other coach, male or female. dana jacobson of cbs sports looks back. >> right there! >> reporter: few coaches of any gender in any sport were as intense as pat summittt. >> 3 second. somebody count! >> reporter: vocal for sure. she could just as easily send
shudders through a player without saying a word. that was on the good days. >> what happens when i lose? you don't want to be around me. >> reporter: summitt was co-captain of the silver medal olympic team. graduate assistant at ten see when the head coach suddenly quit, and summitt was handed the job at age of 22. >> i didn't know what i was doing. >> reporter: back then, summitt made $250 a month and held donut sales to buy uniforms. she had to fight for funding but eventually built tennessee into ape powerhouse. won her first ncaa title 13 years in and transformed women's basketball in the process. her graduation rate, 100%. >> played a lot of the teams. >> reporter: the coach of the university of connecticut was her archrival. >> she had the foresight and the vision and intensity level. and she made it like, hey, it is okay for women to stare you down on the sideline and, and be upset, and show emotion.
>> reporter: at the age of 59, summitt was diagnosed with early onset dementia. >> some times, it is like, why me? then i said, well, we have got to deal with it. >> reporter: in 2012, summitt retired, established an alzheimers research foundation and awarded presidential medal of freedom. beyond all the awards and all the titles she said being coach was its own reward. >> it is a challenge, but what great rewards when you see little girls become young women. >> reporter: along with her 100% graduation rate, charlie, pat summitt coached 14 olympians and sent 34 to the wnba. >> thank you, a remarkable, courageo courageous woman. in a letter pat summitt once wrote "winning is not the point. wanting to win is the point. not giving up is the point." more from knoxville, tennessee.
>> reporter: at the foot of pat summitt's statue at the university of tennessee, dozens of visitors left flowers, balloons and notes. one reading simply the best. we love you. >> coach stand here and pass over. >> reporter: here in the volunteer state, no one left a bigger footprint on or off the court. rachel roberts says she grew up idolizing coach summit who taught all little girls valuable life lessons. >> to never give of on your dreams and whatever you set out to do, do it with everything you have got. >> reporter: that was the lesson shelley collier learned playing for coach summitt for four years. in 1987 she helped the lady volunteers win their first national championship. >> we weren't the best or most talented team in the country that year. but we were on a mission. we were on a mission to win that championship for pat. >> reporter: collier coaches girls' basketball, and mom of four girls who play basketball. >> when she was talking, she had
your attention. she wanted to instill in us that, you know one of these days we have to got to go for a job interview. you have got to be able to look people in the eye. and have confidence in yourself. >> she gave her players confidence and inspiration to those who never met her. >> some people's heroes wear capes, mine wore a whistle. [ laughter ] >> summit had one son, tyler who said his mother battled alzheimers like she battled on the core. the family will hold a private funeral but a public service soon. thank you, manuel. coming up next, face-off in brussels europe reacts to britain's divorce plan. >> ikea recalls millions of dangerous dressers after six children were killed. ♪ ♪ (sounds of birds whistling)
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donald trump ripped into america's free trade deals today calling them job killers that have wiped out the middle-class. speaking at an aluminum warehouse trump said if elected president he would rip up the deals and start over. stocks made a comeback on wall street today. the dow gained 269 points. as anxiety over britain's divorce from europe eased. at least on this side of the world the leaders of the 28 eu nations met today in brussels. mark phillips reports, it did not go well.
>> reporter: david cameron arrived at the brusselss meeting trying to make nice. >> we mustn't turn our back on europe these countries are our neighbors, our friends. >> reporter: friendliness was not in the air in the european parliament. nastiness was. >> now i know, i know that virtually none of you have ever done a proper job in your lives. nigel farage, had won the referendum battle and was telling those bothersome europeans what he really thought of them. >> i am really surprised you are here. eu commission president, jean claude juncker returned the favor. >> if we hadn't voted to leave -- >> reporter: farage was here to gloat and be unrepentant. >> reporter: are you telling people you wish they were poorer
and out of the e.u. than in the eu and richer. >> i say that i used to work in them. >> reporter: it appears to be happening. >> it's not happening. >> reporter: it is, and the european leaders trying to stop market volatility ending the uncertainty the market hates. if britain is going to go, they say, it should go now. not wait for david cameron's successor to be chosen in the fall as the the british want. the family photo, a ritual at these meetings was of a broken family. >> tomorrow, the eu leaders will meet to discuss their negotiating strategy for britain's exit and they're promising to be tough t the dinner tonight charlie is called david cameron's and britain's last supper. >> well done, mark. thanks. we'll be right back.
today ikea recalled 29 million dressers blamed for causing the deaths of at least six children. the dressers can tip if they're not attached to a wall. the consumer product safety commission used a child sized model to show how it could happen. ikea is offering free wall mounting kits, customers can also ask for a refund. next, the race to save one of nature's most majestic creatures. ,,,, ,$8drw
around the animal just a few miles from shore. captain dave anderson's crew was the first to spot it near dana point. >> is going to saw into that whale's flukes, excruciating pain for that whale. >> reporter: captain andersen says if the lines aren't cut the whale can't eat and may have 30 days to live. this is the actual knife attached to a 30-foot pole that rescue crews used to try to save the whale. they made several attempts before he took off on them, agitated with the situation. you guys were so close? >> we were inches away from it. and i can tell you that it was just gut-wrenching. >> reporter: justin viezbicke is coordinating the rescue. since the blue whale is endangered this is a critical mission. >> the fact we got to work on it is rare and provides challenges. the first time we are working on the species. >> reporter: viezbicke said it
is a growing problem. last year 39 confirmed reports of entangled whales. this year there are already 40 sightings. >> there is not a lot of blue whales out there. we can't afford to be losing any of them. >> reporter: that's why rescue crews aren't giving of until this blue whale is free. mireya villarreal, cbs news, dana point, california. that's the "overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm charlie rose.
>> announcer: this 'tis the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news." leaders of the 28 nation european union continue their emergency meetings in brussels on the heels of britain's vote to leave. it was all smiles and handshakes for the eu family photo, but that didn't last long. leaders of germany, france and italy want the political divorce to get under way immediately. but outgoing british prime minister david cameron wants to leave that to his successor. meanwhile, cameron was disinvited to today's talks. mark phillips reports from brusselss. >> reporter: well the brexit battle moved to brussels and a new level of vitriol, if the hope this would be a civil, polite divorce.
it hasn't started that way. fresh from his humiliating appearance in parliament yesterday, a chastened david cameron who comes to brussels to meet with eu leaders he promised if they made concessions with britain on how tightly it would have to follow the e.u. rules he could deliver a stay in vote. he was wrong. as jean claude juncker showed he is not very happy with the brexiters at all. >> the british people voted on exit -- >> reporter: there was plenty of anger to go around including from brexit campaigner, nigel farage. >> i know that virtually none of you have ever done a proper job in your lives. >> reporter: cameron says it is up to britain to call in the lawyers and start divorce, article 50 of the e.u. treaty. >> the british government will not be triggering article 50 at this stage. before that we need to determine
the kind of relationship we want with the e.u. rightly something for the next prime minister and their cabinet to decide. >> reporter: and the next prime minister, boris johnson, the current front-runner is stalling. the leave side doesn't seem to have to worked out the playbook for its drive to departure. anyway it takes two to tango. and european leaders like angela merkel and francois hollande have their own reason to streak up the divorce music. the wave of populist e.u. movement that spread from britain to countries has taken heart from the u.k. decision. the e.u. establishment does not want to encourage them offering britain a quick, easy sweetheart deech deal. there is a lot mr. at stake here than who gets the record collection. access to the e.u.'s tariff-free single market comes with strings. particularly the provision for the free movement of labor across borders. and a promise to control its own immigration was at the heart of the leave campaign's pitch in
britain. as with any separating couple, the desire for an amicable divorce really survives the first shot across the negotiating table. this is a two-day meeting that's been organized here and david cam r cameron uninvited from the second day. >> after two years and $7 million, the house committee on benghazi issued its report. and hillary clinton is breathing a sigh of relief. clinton was secretary of state at the time of the terror attack in libya that left four americans dead. but the investigation found no new evidence that she did anything wrong. the investigation concluded that u.s. military forces stationed in europe could never have gotten to libya in time to stop the assault. but the committee was harshly critical of the pentagon, cia, and the state department, for leaving u.s. personnel unprotected. clinton is anxious to get the whole matter behind her and concentrate on the fall campaign. she rolled out a potential runningmate this week. massachusetts senator elizabeth warren.
nancy cordes reports. one joint campaign event with clinton was enough off to put elizabeth warren in the gop cross hairs. >> you want to see goofy? >> reporter: the senator and donald trump have been trading insults for weeks. monday, he called a sellout for backing clinton who she once criticized as too close to wall street. >> she has taken money from the groups and more to the point, she worries about them as a constituency. >> trump also brought up as he has before, warren's past claims that she is part native american. >> pocahontas. this time he told nbc news that warren "made up her heritage" which i think is racist. i think she is a racist. former massachusetts senator scott brown, who was defeated by warren in 2012, said she should take a dna test to clear up the controversy. and called her appearance with clinton uncomfortable. >> hillary has brains, she has
guts, she has thick skin. >> warren is one of many democrats vetted for vp. a source familiar with the process tells cbs news she is one of the clinton campaign's top picks. >> i do just love to see how she gets under donald trump's thin skin. >> reporter: cincinnati social worker, sue buenavites loved the idea of an all female ticket. >> yes, why not? i believe in girl power. >> teacher wanda brown wasn't getting her hopes up. >> i don't think america is ready for two women on the same ticket. i don't believe it. >> are you ready for it? >> i am. been ready a long time. >> reporter: clinton said in a speech yesterday that she understand the polls show she has a trust problem. she says she has tried to figure out why that is and address it. but clearly things like the benghazi crisis and her e-mail practices have contributed to it. >> for the republicans, donald trump is dialing back his proposal to block all foreign muslims from entering the united
states. now, trump wants to block muslims from what his campaign describes as terrorist-seeking nations. major garrett reports. >> reporter: last december we all remember donald trump pro posed a blanket ban on muslim immigration until congress could, "figure out what the hell is going on." faced with sagging poll numbers and on seson to the ban, the question for trump now is what is happening to that ban? >> so would a muslim coming from scotland, great britain, have you tweaked your policy on that? that is a far cry from the comments in december. >> donald j. trump is calling for a tee tal, complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> reporter: donald trump faced immediate criticism from gop rivals. >> i do not agree with his appropria proposal. >> we don't need more division and everybody who is a muslim isn't some terrorist obviously. >> trump stuck to the ban and staggering political effect.
>> i talked about the muslim. we have a tremendous problem. i said we have to study it and see. >> reporter: two weeks ago in a major foreign policy speech, trump dropped explicit references to banning muslim immigration and substituted vague anti-terrorism language. >> i will suspend immigration from areas of the world where there is a proven history of terrorism against the united states. >> trump moderated the policy even mr. even more a week later. >> threatens peaceful muslims across the middle east and the world. >> reporter: national polls show half of general election voters oppose trump's original plan. all this leaves the impression trump is retreating and it's unclear. trump loyalists offer few clues. >> it is a change if you knew what the ban was. >> he is concerned of muslims from terrorist seeking nations. >> reporter: trump's campaign is calling his plan a ban on immigration from terror nations. trump is also saying he wants to
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condolences rolling in from across the nation and around the world after the death of legendary college basketball coach pat summitt. she passed away yesterday at age 64 after battling early on set dementia. the winningest coach in division i college basketball history. her university of tennessee teams won nearly 1,100 games over 3 # seasons, eight national titles and appeared in 18 final fours. dana jacobson has more of summitt's life and legacy. >> pat summitt was given the head coaching job at tennessee just 22 years old, making $250 a month. by 2006, she was the first million dollar coach in women's college basketball. the legacy she leaves behind is priceless.
>> hey! >> reporter: like any good head coach -- pat summitt was quick to reprimand a ref. or motivate a player with her words. but often times she was more effective not with the word she used, but the look she gave. three second! >> summitt's competitive fire led to 9,000 career wins and 8,000 championships and made her an unparalleled champion. in 2012, president obama awarded summitt, the presidential medal of freedom. >> when a doctor told pat summitt suffered from dementia. he almost punched him. when a second doctor advised her to retire. she responded do you know who you are dealing with here? >> you have to want this game. >> reporter: she turned the vols into a juggernaut. pushed women's basketball on the national stage and elevated the popularity of women's sports. she led her teams to more victories than any coach to ever
walk the sidelines. more than duke's coach, and john wooden. but her impact on the game was undeniable even to her fiercest rival, uconn head coach, gino oreama. >> she had the foresight, vision, intensity level. she made it "hey, it is go kay for will tune stare you down on the sideline and be upset and show emotion." the basketball floor at tennessee now bears her name as does a plaza across the street. >> i want everybody to know how much i appreciate what's happened here today. and i don't think i will ever forget it. and i love you all. thank you. >> reporter: in 1998, charlie rose asked summit what motivated her. >> tiell me what it is about coaching that so turns you on and seems to be the thing that you were put here to do? >> the thing that i like so much about coaching is that i got to
teach on a daily basis, i get to influence, i get to listen. >> our new head coach, holly warlick. >> reporter: in 2012, a year after diagnosed with early on set dementia, summitt stepped down from coaching. >> at first i didn't want to think about it. but -- it's, it's, it's been something very good for me. >> how? >> just -- putting things out there. you know, not hiding anything. and you know, i think that -- that's the best way to go. >> reporter: with her retirement, pat summitt dedicated her life to fighting alzheimers through her foundation. the disease may have forced her out of the game, but within it her legacy lives on. >> any words of wisdom? >> i think these young ladies know exactly what to do.
>> yes, yes they do. >> the summer olympics in rio get under way in five weeks. and there are still major problems from construction delays to political upheaval to the zika virus. now you can add another potential landmine-- the doping control lab for the games has been shut down. ben tracy got a look inside before the lock was put on the door. >> reporter: this is rio's brand new $66 million doping control lab. >> will these machines be running 24 hours a day during the olympics? >> 24/7. >> reporter: francisco radler the lab's director. eager to show it off earlier this month, touting technology. >> how sophisticated is this doping lab? >> one can say it is the most sophisticated of every lab. which is something that has for the olympic games. >> reporter: now two weeks after we interviewed him the lab has been shut down. the world anti-doping agency, or wada made that stunning decision six weeks before the games
begin. saying it was due to nonconformity with the international standard for laboratories. wada will not provide any details on what exactly was wrong. >> it is a problem to have the lab being suspended less than two months before the games. but will be a bigger blow to have a lab in the games that's not technically perfect. >> reporter: doping control labs world wild are under increased scrutiny after the world anti-doping agency published a report, accusing russia of an elaborate government-run doping program including infiltrating the lab at sochi to help athletes cheat. russia's track & field team has been banned from competing in the rio games. >> if this lab is not reopened in time for the olympics, what kind of impact will that have on the games? >> if it is truly is not reopened. it is a disaster. don catlan ran doping control labs at salt lake city, atlanta olympics. if the rio lab remains closed
samples will be flown daily new a lab in the united states or europe. rio's lab was expected to process 6,000 samples during the three weeks of the games. >> nobody wants to do this. it is a real pain in the neck. >> reporter: even if this lab is back up and running, does it call into question their results when the games begin? >> unfortunately it does. >> rio's lab was also shuttle down before the 2014 world cup. but that was due in part to obsolete equipment which has since been replaced. in a statement the lab said, it asserts its excellency as well as ethics and technical capacity. but for now this once lauded lab is idle, another black eye for rio before the olympic caldron is lit. ben tracy, rio.
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final test drive for the rocket scheduled to lift off in 201, propelling the orion capsule into deep space. before astronauts are sent to mars, nasa will have to find a way to feed them. it sent them to the desert to cook up a solution. >> reporter: this vast plain with dunes and centuries of unforgiving wind and little rain is mars on earth. the desert in southern peru is harsh, arid, as close as gets on our blue planet to the red one next door. scientists are trying to unearth the recipe for farming on mars. hauling two tons of sun baked soil to their cosmic kitchen a trip that takes two days. >> you brought back a lot of dirt from the desert. >> reporter: this dirt is the ingredient in a ground breaking test taking place in lima, peru. >> the very first experiments we are doing. we don't know how it will work
out. >> jan cruzy is head chef at international pe day tow center. yes, potato. can you grow potatoes on a planet that died 2 billion years ago. >> yes. >> i got to figure out a way to grow three years worth of food here. on a planet where nothing grows. >> reporter: matt damon sure pulled it off in 2015 movie "the martian" after accidentally being stranded and with dwindling supplies, damon's character, a botanist, figures out how to grow potatoes on mars. >> in your face, neil armstrong. >> cruzzy thinks poe day tees have the right stuff to grow on the inhospitable martian surface. why did you think potatoes of all things would be a good fit? >> potatoes are extremely versatile, dry conditions, cold conditions where it reaches minus 20 at night. you can grow it from, like here in the tropics, all the way to above the polar circle.
>> reporter: you are saying potatoes are resilient? >> yes they are very resilient. so they, you can grow them almost anywhere. >> reporter: almost is the key word. >> this is the soil from la jolla desert. don't have anything coming up here. >> reporter: what does that mean? >> well it probably means the soil is not ideal for potato. if you see the soil, almost like, it is very dusty, almost like a cement. so, when we, we water it becomes very compact. and it might be a problem for the seeds to push through that, get oxygen and things like that. >> reporter: when we visited the lima green house last month potato seeds planted in ideal earthly soil sprouted. but after two weeks, the seeds in the martian like dirt failed to break through. the scientists found the seeds didn't have room to breathe. and the dirt was simply too salty. so they'll give the next batch of seed more space by loosening up the soil, as well as drying other varieties of tubers that dent mind a lit skpl tra salt in
their diet. it's trial and error. >> trial and error, why we are doing the experiments. >> they have a lot of options their center is home to the largest gene bank of potatoes. 4,000 varieties of potatoes and 8,000 types of sweet potatoes. researchers selected 65 for the mars experiment. dr. julio valdiva silva envisions domed climate controlled green houses on mars, possibly even robots arriving before humans to begin planting. he says shipping potatoes or any long-term food supply with the astronauts is not viable. >> it is too expensive. >> too expensive. one kilogram is about 10,000 dollars. >> in march, nasarocket. the space agency launched a pre gram to land humans there in 15 years. a confident elon musk thinks his
space x startup can do it in half the time with the new falcon heavy rocket. >> should be able to launch op in 2024 with arrival in 2025. the entrepreneur told "the washington post" this month his ultimate goal is a self sustaining city on mars. and for that, musk's martians will need food. later this summer, cruzy and his team will try growing poe day tees in chambers that simulate the harsh atmosphere. if the potatoes can survive that then they are hardy spuds. >> they are hardy spuds, yeah. >> he also shared a confession. when he was a kid he really wanted to grow up to be an astronaut. he may not have reached the heavens. his research could provide it to millions on earth where drought and climate change imperils so many. >> not just about mars? >> no, not just about mars. we have more earthly goals in mind. >> it seems like a big challenge?
a worldwide following online. his name is piper. and he doesn't even own a computer. kris van cleave has the story. >> i don't think there is any denying it. he has the cool factor down to a tee. >> reporter: easy to spot why in these pictures, piper the airport canine has a global following on social media. the 8-year-old border collie sits tight with the coast guard hovering only feet away. or, as the blue angels taxi by. but those goggles and ear guard he is wearing aren't just a photo op, he is on the job. piper protects aircraft at the traverse city, michigan, airport from birds and wildlife. here he hones in on geese near
the main run way and they take off. bird strikes scan be catastrophic, but often lead to costly repairs and forced landings. >> piper has been on the job two years, have you noticed a difference? >> coast guard lieutenant commander charlie wilson is one of piper's big fans. >> quite honestly. been to a number of airports. shotgun, blanks, birds get used to it. a sound. nothing will happen. deply a dog, chases after them. they have fight or flight instinct they run and remember that. >> what is the best part of having piper here with you every day? >> get to work with my best friend every day. >> brian had piper for three years. despite not being previously trained, it only took this old dog, about a year to get comfortable on the tarmac. the airport is his home. >> edwards idea to post pictures on instagram.
piper has 10,000 more followers than traverse city has residents. that is nothing to shake a stick at. honestly would rather you throw it. kris van cleave, cbs news, traverse city, michigan. that's the overnight news for this wednesday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us later for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city.
captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, june 29th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." terror in turkey. three suicide bombers unleash an attack at a packed airport, killing dozens and wounding many more. the deadly details and a look at why this is becoming too common in turkey. after two years and $7 million, the benghazi committee finds no new bomb shells against hillary clinton, but plenty of criticism for the u.s. military for its handling of the deadly attack. a tourist delivers a monumental performance at the lincoln memorial, bringing the crowd to a sst