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trump was elected. something russia never expected. and today, vice president mike pence, on an official visit to neighboring estonia, aimed some of the harshest criticism yet at the kremlin. >> at this very moment, russia continues to seek to redraw international borders by force. undermine democracies of sovereign nations. and divide -- free nations of europe. one against another. >> reporter: in spite of all the aggressive rhetoric and sanctions, russia does want, better relations with the united states. and it is still offering to cooperate on say, the international fight against terrorism, to try to turn things around. anthony. >> liz palmer in moscow. thank you, liz. in fine, phoenix, a federal found former sheriff, for refusing to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. arpaio was sheriff of maricopa
county for 24 years before being voted out. now 85, he could face six months in jail. >> a federal appeals court ordered the faa to stop ignoring complaints about cramped conditions on planes. a passenger rights' group says the average seat which was 18 1/2 inches wide a decade ago, is now just 17 inches. on friday, the judges told the faa to study the issue and report back. still ahead, a medal for a humble hero who says, he was just doing his job. and a ring of redemption for a much villified baseball fan.
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ialmost everything. you know, ke 1 i n 10 houses could get hit by an expensive septic disaster. but for only $7 a month, rid-x helps break down waste. avoid a septic disaster with rid-x. president trump today awarding the nation's highest military honor to now 71-year-old james mccluen, at the age of 23 serving in vietnam, mccluen repeatedly risked his life to save wounded comrades. he told his story to david martin. private first-class james mccluen after 48 hours of battle. holding an ak-47 taken from a north vietnamese soldier he killed. >> worst 48 hours of of my life getting an award for it. >> reporter: 4 years later
receiving medal of honor for actions at u.n. i yon hill. >> i knew we were in trouble immediately. going to have casualties. >> reporter: an all around athlete, mccluen had been drafted sent to vietnam as a combat medic. >> i held, 18, 19, 20-year-old men in my arms and heard they last words and saw them take their last breath. >> reporter: 13 americans lost their lives, but mccluen saved ten men. it began with a 75 yard dash across open ground to a soldier who had just gone down. >> i went through the cross fire. slid in next to him. like sliding into second base. i said are you hit? >> some body tell you to get him? >> no, sir. saw him go down. i jumped up went and got him. that's my job. >> but you were running into a cross fire. >> that's secondary. primary is getting into the perimeter. >> reporter: end of the first day, he was hit by shrapnel.
his commander told him to get on a medevac helicopter with the rest of the wounded. >> i said i'm not going. he said why not? i looked him dead in the face. i said, you're going to need me. >> awarded the bronze star, he came home to south haven, michigan, a local hero. leading the memorial day parade each year. but he almost never talked about the battle. >> i told my father, who is also my best friend, and i told my uncle jack. what had happened. and then i -- put it aside. done with. >> reporter: the soldiers who fought with him weren't done. they submitted affidavits describing mccluen's actions trying to get the bronze star upgraded to distinguished service cross. last year they reached the desk of then defense secretary ashton carter. >> he said the distinguished service cross was not enough. and he, he looked at the case and said, it deserved the
congressional medal of honor. >> reporter: 89 soldiers fought for the hill, only 32 were still standing at the end. >> it is going to feel good that the 89 men that were sent into that slaughter are finally going to be recognized. >> reporter: he says he is just going to be the caretaker of the medal, which of course is exactly what he was for his fellow soldiers when they needed him most. david martin, cbs news, south haven, michigan. our thanks to james mccluen. when we come back, the views are because your carpet never stops working
the summer olympics are returning to los angeles under a deal worked out today, paris gets the games in 2024. l.a. in 2028. los angeles won't have to build new venues it can reuse facilities from the last two times it hosted the ganlz 1932 and 1984. brand new construction in the swiss alps offers breathtaking views. the world's longest suspension footbridge opened over the weekend. connecting two trails, 278 feet above a ravine. the steel bridge is a third of a mile long, but less than 26 inches wide. the local tourist authority says it is for hikers, with no fear of heights. in other words, not for me. words were sam shepard's life. he wrote 43 plays and many short
stories, often exploring the darker side of american life. he won the pulitzer prize for drama in 1979 for "bury child." shepard acted on stage and screen. nominated for an oscar in 19 # 3 for his portrayal of chuck yaeger in "the right stuff." sam shepard died last week from complications of als. he was 73. we'll be right back.
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in our final story, pigs fly. and a goat gets a ring. a tale of redemption told by dean reynolds in chicago. >> it is a grand slam. >> reporter: back in 2003, the stage was set. the cubs were five outs from a trip to the world series. it would have been their first since 1945. then, this happened. >> into the stands. couldn't get it. he is livid -- >> a clutch of fans went for the ball, the luckless steve bartman came closest and was blamed for interfering with cubs' outfielder, moises alou who appeared to feel strongly he could-caught it. everyone in wrigley field agreed. bartman, a lifelong cubs supporter had to be escorted from the game amid threats against him went into hiding. for his safety and sanity.
the ball he bobbled was blown up. and then last year, what do you know? pigs flew and the cubs won the world series. now, replacing the bartman ball is the bartman ring, a bit of jewelry valued at between $30,000 and $40 t we are honored to present a 2016 world series championship ring to mr. steve bartman, the cubs announced to day. the team said, we hope this provides closure on an unfortunate chapter. to which bartman responded that he does not consider himself worthy of such an honor, but welcomed the start, off an important healing and reconciliation process for all involved. whether he will be attending a cubs' game any time soon, is unclear. dean reynolds. cbs news, chicago. and that's the "overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back a little later, for the morning news, and cbs this morning.
♪ ♪ this is the cbs "overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news." i i i'm tony dukopil. after a provocation by the rogue regime. speaking at a cabinet meeting monday, the president responded to north korea's latest missile test which had the range to hit american soil. >> we'll handle north korea. we will be able to handle them. it will be handled. we handle everything. thank you very much. >> friday, north korea test fired its second ballistic missile in a month. analysts say could have reached as far as the east coast. the u.s. reacted with its own show of military force. julianna goldman at the
pentagon. >> as the u.s. weighs next steps officials are left in the fact that in many ways they're too late, unstable unpredictable regime developed nuclear missile technology faster than anticipated and the president has limited options. with tensions rising, the u.s. flexed its military muscle. along with its south korean and japanese allies. first, with a live fire missile test on friday. and in a joint exercise saturday, two u.s. supersonic bombers conducted a flyover of the korean peninsula. the military also carried out what the pentagon says was a successful preplanned missile defense test in the pacific. video shows what it would look like if a thad missile intercepted a north korean rocket. video purportedly shows north korea launching a missile friday with the country's leader kim jung-un, overseeing the test. analysts say friday's launch proves north korea could have cape built fee to hit u.s. minland. including, los angeles, and possibly shoig, new york, and
near washington, d.c. over the weekend, president trump tweeted he was disappointed in china's response. they do nothing for us with north korea, just talk. adding, china could easily solve this problem. >> all options are on the table. >> reporter: traveling in eastern europe, vice president pence reiterated the president's sent tmt and said the u.s. was losing patience with china. >> the president of the united states is leading a co-lgs of nations to bring pressure to bear until that time that north korea will permanently abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile program. >> reporter: sunday, a massive military parade in china's northern region honored the 90th anniversary of the chinese people's liberation army. and showed off the country's enormous military strength. china's president did not directly respond to president trump, at that parade, but it did come just hours after his tweets. now over the past couple years, president xi has been greatly expanding china's military, a
challenge to the u.s. in the region. the u.s. is also mired in the standoff on another front with russia. the rocky relationship took a new turn when the russian president told the u.s. to drastically cut its diplomatic staff in rush yeah. the move came after american lawmakers hit the kremlin with new sanctions. elizabeth palmer has more from moscow. >> reporter: the state department called the russian action regrettable and uncalled for. the russians are saying they had no choice but to react to the tightening of sanctions against them. all weekend as the world waited. president putin didn't say a word about russia's retaliation against the u.s. he was busy with the pomp of russia's navy day. a celebration and also a reminder that, russian muscle extends out over the oceans too. finally sunday evening he weighed in. the american diplomatic mission in russia he said would have to lose 755 personnel.
>> translator: we waited for quite some time for something to change for the better, he said, referring to relations with washington. but it became clear, it wouldn't be soon. the state department won't reveal how many people it employs. but the russians say there are 1200 in moscow and three other cities. 2/3 of them will have to be cut. so the american diplomatic operation is trimmed to the same size as russia's mission in the u.s. the u.s. will also lose access to a storage facility and its beautiful country house and leafy property on the outskirts of moscow. this is the latest round in a tit for tat deterioration of relations between the trump administration and the kremlin which began last thursday when congress voted to extend sanctions against russia and on friday, the russians hit back. and then hinted, russia may not be done with retaliation. >> we have -- a very rich toolbox at our disposal. it would be ridiculous on my
part to start speculating on what may, may not happen. >> reporter: there is no confirmation yet, but it does look as if the vast majority of those 755 people who were going to lose their jobs will be russians. locally hired to work in support of american programs, and everything from trade and commerce, to agriculture. >> hundreds of college freshmen who thought they would soon be going to a topical cal university, are instead scrambling to find new schools. uc irvine revoke sd 500 admission offers after more students enrolled than the university had planned for. all this happening two months before the start of the semester. >> my heart literally sank look right when i first saw it. >> emily rochet said she was shocked to learn, uc-irvine had withdrawn her offer of admission. the university told her it didn't receive her dran scripts. >> i didn't really understand exact plea why nay would do this to me. because i fulfilled all of the
requirements, i turned in everything on time. >> irvine says it can withdraw admissions offers for a variety of reasons. including, not maintaining a 3.0 senior year gpa. getting a d or f, in a class. or missing deadlines for submitting test scores, and transcripts. >> there is no student who has been admitted and has met all the requirements that is not being accommodated this fall. >> thomas parham, vice chancellor in charge of admissions says the university took a harder line this year enforcing its deadlines. he admits the high demand for spots and the income offing class was likely a factor. uc-irvine ranked number nine on the u.s. news and world report list of top public schools, received a record 104,000 admission applications this year. the incoming class is about 800 students larger than it expected. >> certainly want to be able to examine, how the numbers played out. whether or not we could have been more forthcoming in our, in our communications. >> in all, irvine rescinded 499
admissions offers. parham, encouraged those revoked erroneously to appeal. less than 100 reinstated so far. rochet hopes she will soon join them. >> it is just an unfortunate situation to be in. and like no one deep serves that. not even my greatest enemies. the cbs "overnight news" will be right back.
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this is the cbs "overnight news" news. a newlywed who lost her husband in the line of duty, gave birth to his baby more than two years after he died. a gunman ambushed and killed, liu and his partner in december of 2014. thanks to modern medicine, liu's wife welcomed their baby girl last week. she shared her story with our jeff glor. >> newlyweds, married three months. when she got the call her husband was shot. they had been planning to start a family. she thought of the plan during that awful time when she saw her husband at the hospital. >> when i was sitting there, and i -- and he was -- he was --
>> reporter: just after the death of her husband on that horrible night, when he was assassinated inside a police cruiser, she says she knew this day would come. >> i had a dream. i had a baby's cry, and handing me the baby. baby, here's the baby. here's the girl. >> you dreamed about him handing you a baby that night? >> the same night. >> it was a girl. >> right. >> nypd commissioner james o'neal was at the hospital. he remembers her asking if doctors could preserve her husband's sperm. >> they didn't know if it was going to work. they didn't know if it was, going to be a possibility. and here it is, 2 1/2 years later, and it is, a miracle. >> this is your daddy. he is in heaven right now, but he always look after us. >> reporter: she tells us she proceeded with ibf to honor her late husband. >> i want him to have a child to carry on his legacy.
>> do you want her to be a police officer? >> it is up to her. it is up to her. >> would you look to see her be a plafser? >> of course. >> that's grave. that's -- that's, she is a courageous woman. and a great job. >> her daughter will one day learn all about his dedication to the job. she will pass on this necklace with his badge number so it can always be close to her heart. >> i will show my daughter that her father was a hero. her father, make the ultimate sacrifice to make this world a safer place. >> reporter: the baby's name is angel spichlt angelina? why is that? >> angel from heaven. and angel for the nypd for all police officers. i hope she will bring hope and strength and my big blue family. >> big blue family? >> beg blue family. >> now you have an angel for
your husband and for the big blue family. >> yes. i think, bring strength and hope to everybody. >> as you can see, both mom and daughter are doing very well. she did not rule out the possibility of giving little angelina a brother or sister in the future. the cbs "overnight news" will be right back. clearasil rapid action begins working fast for clearly visible results in as little as 12 hours. but will it stop this teen from being embarassed by her parents?
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pablo picasso one of the history's greatest painters at the center of a mysterious drama that captivated the art world. it involves picasso's electrician, a stash of art works that have never been seen before, and a criminal case with a surprising twist. bill whitaker takes a close look in a story for 60 minutes. >> reporter: this retired couple living in the south of france. back in 1971, he was an electrician, hired by pablo picasso and his wife jack lean to fix their american made stove. the picassos were so pleased, they had him do other odd jobs on their properties. including installing burglar alarms. >> how would you describe the relationship, was it -- employee/employer? or, did you have a friendship? >> translator: i believe that he had total trust in me particularly because of my
discretion. >> reporter: his discretion might be the only thing in this tale that isn't in dispute. as family electrician and handyman, pierre had the run of picasso's houses for 15 years, starting before and stretching beyond the artist's death in 1973. one day in the early 1970s, he says, jack lean she surprised h. madam called me into the hallway and said scum here. this is for you. she handed me a box. i said thank you, madame. >> the couple says they opened the box and weren't impressed. they described the contents as two picasso sketch books and sheets of loose leaf paper all unsigned. >> there were plenty of drawings that were repeated. for example, there was the body of a horse without the head. and the second part was, only a head. >> danielle says in general she
is not a big fan of picasso's art. >> translator: there are paint g where i don't know if the character is looking at me, not looking at me, the head is upside down. it is on the side. that's what made him famous. i am not saying it is ugly. but i don't like it. >> so you didn't think much of this box of paintings and sketches and things that you received? >> translator: if someone would have told me, go and throw this in the fire, i would have thrown it in the fire. >> instead of burning the box, pierre says it ended up on a shelf in his garage. it lived there undisturbed until 2010 when he says he was ill and facing surgery. that's when he thought he should get his affairs in order. and wondered if that picasso gift might be worth something. so he contacted the picasso administration, run by pablo picasso's son, and described by handwritten letters and photos what he had.
the picasso administration is the only place in the world that can certify the artist's work. he wanted his box of art authenticated. >> translator: they answered me by telling me that claude picasso wanted to seep with his own eyes what it was we had. and he gave us an appointment. so we went up to paris, my wife and i, by train with a suitcase. >> full of art work? >> yes. i organized them, properly and folders so it could be presentable. >> how were you greeted by claude? >> he was a bit haughty. >> impolite. >> he is a -- we are little people. >> he did not say hello. >> he looked at me and said, you, you can sit over there. one cannot say weep were welcomed. that's not very polite. considering he is the son of a genius. >> kind of snobbish you say?
>> yes. >> yes, snob. >> a man representatives wealth. >> but claude picasso himself, the artist's third child and one of five living heirs remembers the meeting differently. >> i start, asking questions. and so on. they said, they were given these things by my father. later on a little later on in the conversation they said that some of them were given to them by my father's widow. >> reporter: the stash contained work spanning more than 30 years from 1900 to 1932. some were preliminary sketches of well known works displayed in museums and galleries around the world. like this one from 1932. woman seated in red armchair. at the picasso museum in paris. the similarity is striking. and then, there is this one. a never before seen portrait of olga, picasso's first wife and constant subject for nearly 20 years. included in the 271 works were
six sketches, 28 lithographs, and nine cubist collages considered museum quality. there were also those two full sketch pads with 81 drawings. and art trove later valued at as much as $100 million. claude picasso could not believe his eyes. and did not believe the couple. >> their explanations were a bit murky. i quickly understood that they must have stolen them. >> did you know immediately that they were real? >> yes, but i didn't tell them that. >> you didn't want to give anything away. >> i couldn't. because it was so, amazing. and they kept pulling me out. pulling out things. >> mr. and more. >> more, more, more. so i said is that all? they said, no, no, no, we have some more here. i couldn't, that's incredible. and, but i didn't say. >> didn't reveal anything on your face. >> oh, nice, how lucky. whatever. banality like this.
and i had to let them go. because there is no system that can make me -- clamp down on these possessions. >> you couldn't seize them? >> no, no. >> so you had to let them go. >> you have to let them go. i knew what i had to do next. >> called the police? >> yes. >> reporter: the police opened an investigation. three weeks later, they were at the door, seized the works and they seized the couple. >> translator: we were taken into custody to nice, my wife in one car, and i in another. and i was held there for two days. >> i spent one day in jail. i was devastated. so devastated. that i have been seeing a psychiatrist. i am not over it. i can still see the jail cell. and i would look to add, if i can use this language, it didn't just smell bad, it stanning. >> you don't believe they were kept in their garage for 40
years. >> no. >> jean jacques nure, and lawyers representing the picasso administration say the condition of the art is too pristine to have been kept on a shelf in a garage for almost 40 years. they don't buy any part of the couple's story. >> why not? >> it is impossible. >> it's impossible. it is a nonsense. and to be -- to be very frank with you, believe that he is -- is a swindler. >> the couple says they're honest people. caught in a david and goliath battle with picasso heirs, snooty art moguls who can't handle the idea that a modest family might be worthy of the artist's gift. >> we are simple people. we love our home and our garden. we have never traveled. >> they say that, you folks were a little snobbish. and perhaps looking down on them, because they're just little people. simple people they called themselves. >> they're playing that. it is pure manipulation.
it is fantastic. it's. >> you don't believe they're simple people? >> they are simple people. that's not the problem. we believe that they play on this to try to obtain sympathy from the public. >> the family lawyers also question the meticulous language pierre used to describe the works. which they say could only have come from an art expert. but the retired electrician denies the accusation, he says, he wrote every word himself. and you can watch the full report on cbs news.com. click on 60 minutes. we'll be right back.
an all girl national baseball tournament held its championship game monday in rockford, illinois. played on an historic field in women's baseball that many know from a hollywood movie. the stadium was home to the rockford peaches featured in the 90s classic, a league of their own. here is jericka duncan. >> more than 60 years since the all american girls professional baseball league ended its run. now women have made great strides playing professional sports, but tournament organizers say baseball still remains a few plays behind. >> at buyers stadium in rockford, illinois, sports history is being made. 200 girls, age 7 to 17, have come here for the largest girls only baseball tournament in u.s.
history. 15-year-old kendra plays third base. >> why is that so important to be around other girls at this level? because other girls know what it is look to be a girl playing baseball on an all boys team back home. and they know, the extra work that they have to put in to be as good or better than the boys. >> i love this game. the greatest game on earth. >> justine, the tournament organizers and founder, baseball for all. a group whose mission is to empower girls, through baseball. there's no crying in baseball. inspired by "a league of their own." ♪ ♪ >> reporter: the 1992 film about the first all-american girls professional baseball league. baseball executives created the league during the second world war war, while many players were off fighting overseas. 90-year-old mabel blarks and
84-year-old shirley, burkeovick once played for the league. >> never have any babe ruths in mate your leagues and don't expect to. all we want to do is have a chance to play our own game. >> reporter: they traveled to rockford to connect with girls, who despite the generation gap, share the same dream the women once had to play baseball at the professional level. >> a lot of people don't think girls can play baseball. so, you just got to accept that they, that they don't think you can play. and just go and show them differently on the ball field. >> this month marks 25 years since the release of a league of their own. and despite being one of the most successful baseball movies in history, tournament organizers say little has been done by the major leagues to create an avenue for girls wanting to play at that level. that's the "overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back a little later for the morning news and cbs this morning.
the new white house chief of staff takes over. >> general kelly has the full authority to operate within the white house. >> the first order of business, getting rid of the communications director. plus, outer banks outage. the popular vacation spot looks more like a ghost town as crews work around the clock to restore power. and the chicago cubs honors the most