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is mama bear. taking a break under the tree. don't feed the bears, they come back but come back at 6:00 p.m. we will see you then. ♪ >> morgan: a deadly shootout at trader joe's. los angeles police say the gunman shot his grandmother before taking hostages. the supermarket manager was killed. hero employees helped coworkers and shoppers escape. we're on the scene. also tonight, more harrowing stories from the missouri tour boat tragedy. a father and son who didn't make it. a mother and daughter in shock. >> he told me he loved me, and he was going to take care of the kids. >> morgan: demands for charges after a man is killed and what a florida sheriff calls a "stand your ground" shooting. former trump campaign adviser carter page insists he was never an agent of a foreign power, but newly released f.b.i. documents allege the opposite. >> this is so ridiculous. it's just beyond words. >> morgan: and israeli troops
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swoop in to syria to evacuate war zone rescuers known as "the white helmets." >> morgan: good evening, and thanks a lot for joining us. i'm demarco morgan. a 28-year-old man is in custody after a deadly shootout with police at a trader joe's. los angeles police say the gunman shot his grandmother and wounded a young woman before taking hostages at gunpoint inside the supermarket. the manager of the store was killed in the shootout. brave employees helped coworkers and shoppers escape. and millions, including president trump, watched the saturday night standoff unfold on television and on social media. jamie yuccas has the latest from the los angeles neighborhood of silver lake. >> reporter: los angeles swat team surrounded the trader joe's supermarket negotiating with a gunman, while inside 50 shoppers and employees held hostage, huddled in the aisles, hid in the freezer section, and locked bathrooms. several employees got the okay from the swat team to escape out a window while the gunman was
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still inside. >> he gave me a thumbs up. and i went down the ladder first, held the ladder, and three more coworkers came out, and then we ran to safety. >> reporter: identified as 28- year-old gene evin atkins, the gunman released hostages one by one, starting with the youngest first. lynn westafer was one of the last hostages to be released. >> blood everywhere. we were sitting in this trail of blood. we were like sitting around it, it was all around us. >> reporter: several times westafer felt her life was in danger. >> the longer it went on, the worse it was going to get, for sure. he was bleeding and getting increasingly agitated. >> reporter: the drama began in south los angeles when the gunman shot at his grandmother seven times during an argument over the tv. she's in the hospital being treated. a young woman was also wounded. police chased his car to the silver lake neighborhood's trader joe's where he began shooting at officers. a bullet hit store manager melyda corrado. she was dragged out to safety. >> our officers rescued that
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woman from inside and attempted to render aide with the assistant of l.a. fire and unfortunately, we were unable to revive her. >> reporter: families across the country tried to contact family members, including melyda corrado's bother, albert. "my sister works at the trader joe's in silver lake. i can't get ahold of her and i'm not sure if she was able to get out or is one of the hostages. i feel helpless and i'm scared for my sister." the drama ended three hours later with atkins handcuffing himself and surrendering to police. atkins is being held on $2 million bail as police continue to investigate here at the trader joe's. it is not clear if the employee who died was shot by the suspect or by police in the crossfire. demarco? >> morgan: all right, jamie, thank you for that report. investigators this weekend retrieved the black box from the amphibious tour boat that capsized and sank thursday night near branson, missouri. the recording device was sent to a lab in washington, d.c. for analysis. omar villafranca has more from
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the lake where 17 people were killed. >> reporter: this corner of table rock lake has been closed off since friday. divers are working 80 feet underwater to salvage the duck boat. 17 people died on thursday when a storm sank the vessel. federal investigators are now focused on the duck boat's black box and video from inside the boat. the n.t.s.b. also wants to know about what the captain knew about the forecasted weather and when he knew it. dr. earl weener is with the n.t.s.b. >> the real objective is going to be to find out what kind of information they had on board when they made the decision to go out. >> before we left out, they just said, "it's a storm coming, so go to the water first, so you can avoid it." >> reporter: tia coleman is one of the 14 survivors, she lost her three children, her husband and five other family members on the boat. >> if i was able to get a life jacket, i could have saved my babies, because they could have
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at least floated up to the top and somebody could have grabbed them. and i wasn't able to do that. >> reporter: she's haunted by what the captain said as the tour boat went on the lake. >> he said, "above you are your life jackets. there's three sizes." he said, "i'm going to show you where they are, but you won't need them. so no need to worry." so we didn't grab them. >> reporter: the safety of duck boats was called into question after a 1999 accident in arkansas killed 13 people. investigators back then said the boats... the missouri attorney general says the state highway patrol is also conducting an investigation to see if there was any criminal negligence. but, so far, no charges have been filed. demarco? >> reporter: what a heartbreaking story, omar, thank you. a father and son from arkansas, steve and lance smith, were
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among the dead. a 14 year old loren smith survived. she and her mother, who was not aboard the boat, spoke about their loss with dana jacobson. i know it is difficult, but loren, can you take me back to that day and to that boat ride? >> it started off all sunny, barely any clouds in the sky. but when we got halfway through with the duck boat thing, there was some evil clouds, the wind started picking up. i saw a tree fall down in the background and told my brother. he didn't notice it. i was freaking out. the boat started leaning towards the left-- not left-- right. and i was-- and my mom called right before it happened. >> reporter: just to check in? >> well, because i was away from them, i noticed the weather getting bad, and of course i knew where they were. and so i called, i believe it was like 7:00, shortly after 7:00, and just to check on them.
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and steve said-- i said, "are you on the lake?" "yes." and i said, "you know, why?" and he says, "well, it wasn't-- the weather wasn't bad when we left, but it has gotten bad, the waves were giant waves." and he says, "it's not good, pam," and i told him i loved him, he told me he loved me. and to take care of the kids. that was our last words. >> reporter: it's going to take a lot of love and support from everyone to help the families involved in this tragic incident get through this one. you can see more of dana's emotional interview with pam and loren smith tomorrow on "cbs this morning." former trump campaign advisor carter page insists he was never an agent of a foreign power. but newly released and heavily blacked out f.b.i. documents allege the opposite. errol barnett has more from new jersey where the president spent the weekend. >> reporter: waking up at his
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bedminster golf course, president trump fired off a series of tweets blasting his own department of justice after it released more than 400 pages related to foreign surveillance warrants targeting carter page. it describes the former trump campaign advisor as an agent of a foreign power and states "the f.b.i. believes that page has been collaborating and conspiring with the russian government." >> it's just so ridiculous. it's just beyond words. >> reporter: page responded this morning. >> i've never been an agent of a foreign power in any-- by any stretch of the imagination. >> reporter: the president tweeted that the ridiculously heavily redacted documents proved the f.b.i. "misled the courts," describing the surveillance as an "illegal scam." g.o.p. senator marco rubio told cbs the surveillance was justified. >> they did not spy on the campaign from anything and everything that i have seen. you have an individual here who has openly bragged about his ties to russia and russians. >> reporter: the d.o.jlee comes as commander-in-chief
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faces criticism for not backing u.s. intelligence on election interference while standing next to russia president in helsinki. today, the president reiterated that his meting with vladimir putin was "great." former secretary of state john kerry said it was anything but. >> i find it shocking. i found it to be one of the most disgraceful, remarkable, moments of kowtowing to a foreign leader by an american president that anyone has ever witnessed. >> reporter: now we should note that the d.o.j.'s inspector general has already agreed to investigate how the fisa warrants on carter page were approved just to make sure proper procedures have been followed. demarco? >> morgan: errol, is there any sign this administration is taking a harder line against russia in the wake of helsinki? >> reporter: yes, but only slightly. secretary of state mike pompeo in a call with russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov according to the state department did call out russia for breaking its ceasefire agreement in syria,
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launching air strikes that killed civilians in the southwest of the country. >> morgan: errol barnett traveling with the president, errol, thank you. a tornado touched down saturday in clearwater florida, protesters are demanding charges after a parking lot argument ended in a deadly shooting.
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>> reporter: moments later, mcglockton returns and slams drejka to the ground. drejka whips out a gun and fires a single shot into mcglockton's chest. the 28 year old stumbled back into the store and collapsed in front of his son. he died later at the hospital. >> he believed that mcglockton was going to come back at him. and he fired in a very short amount of time, a few seconds, four seconds, probably, somewhere in that range.
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that is within the bookends of "stand your ground." >> reporter: florida's "stand your ground" law allows residents to use deadly force if they "reasonably believe" they are at risk of death or great bodily harm. jacobs can't comprehend how drejka walked away a free man. >> i'm doing the best i can for markeis. i'm trying to stand by his side and be as strong as i can. but this is not over, at all. this is not over. >> morgan: that was meg oliver reporting. britany jacobs tell us police wouldn't let her ride in the ambulance with mcglockton, instead police took her to the station for questioning and that is where she learned he was pronounced dead. his funeral is planned for sometime next saturday. israeli troops swooped into ayria this weekend to evacuate war zone rescue workers known as "the white helmets." here's jonathan vigliotti. >> reporter: demarco, the sraeli military said the operation was an exceptional humanitarian gesture done at the request of the united states and ovnigh theit allies.
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evacuated hundreds of white helmets and their families from southwest syria through the volatile frontier area of golan heights. they were then transported to jordan in a convoy of buses. ( explosion ) the white helmets have long been celebrated by the west for their volunteer work with the tens of thousands of people during syria's seven year conflict. but syria's government and their ally russia have claimed they are terrorists helping the rebels. over the years, the syrian government has launched targeted attacks on the group and their facilities. as the syrian government regains control of the country, there's been growing concern about the white helmet's safety. last night's rescue operation was israeli's only intervention in the war. the white helmets will remain in jordan for a few months before being relocated to the u.k., germany, and canada. the u.s. will not be taking in any of the families but will assist in the vetting process. demarco? >> morgan: jonathan vigliotti, in london, jonathan, thank you. coming up next, happy campers and concerned parents in the digital age.
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and it keeps improving comfort with continued use. move free ultra. >> morgan: each year millions of american kids spend days and even weeks away from home at summer camps. many camps post photos so parents can see what their kids are up to. now some are using facial recognition technology to help moms and dads find their campers in the crowd. but as tony dokoupil reports, this is raising privacy and data security concerns. er reporter: at rolling river day camp on long island, they are using facial recognition technology to help keep parents connected. >> they're very busy in their daily lives, so if they can have a software program that can just send them a text alert when pictures go up about their kid, i think it just makes it more convenient for them and it just makes the overall experience a lot better for them. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: the technology used at rolling river is called "waldo photos." the software uses an algorithm
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and family-provided selfie of a camper. it scans photographs taken at the camp that are uploaded to waldo. the software then matches those images to the selfie, and sends the pictures and text messages to parents. if not for this, what would you use? >> i would scan through hundreds of pictures until i found him. >> i think most people's perception when they hear facial lecognition is they think, "oh my gosh, this company has run facial recognition on me or one of my family members, so now they have this stored somewhere." >> reporter: rodney rice is founder and c.e.o. of waldo photos. >> all we collect is the reference image to use with a facial recognition and your mobile number and your name. am don't collect your addresses, we don't collect your email, et cetera. >> reporter: wired senior writer issie lapowsky says there are still risks. >> if i am a parent at one of these camps, i want to know how are these photos going to be stored? are they encrypted? >> reporter: waldo photos is an entirely volunteer application. you need to opt-in if you want o use the service. and c.e.o. rodney rice tells us if you don't want to leverage
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the technology, just don't bother to opt-in. tony dokoupil, cbs news, new york. >> morgan: all right, still n:ead, he set the gold standard for restaurant reviews, we remember jonathan gold.
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>> liftoff. >> morgan: the latest version of spacex's falcon nine rocket lifted off from cape canaveral ffis morning. this was the second successful f unch of the more powerful and reusable block five falcon nine. minutes after it sent a canadian satellite into orbit, the rocket stuck a perfect landing aboard a drone ship hundreds of miles off the florida coast. farther south in the caribbean, the beautiful beaches of the dominican republic are being invaded by a massive tide of trash. waves of plastics have been washing ashore. hundreds of volunteers have joined the dominican navy and conservation groups to clean it up. so far they have scooped up about 120,000 pounds, that is 60 tons of plastic. "los angeles times" restaurant critic jonathan gold died this weekend of pancreatic cancer. c set the gold standard for
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writing about, not only fine dining, but everything from bagel shops to taco trucks. and every year his "101 best restaurants" list suggested hole-in-the-wall joints you may not have tried yet, but ought to. jonathan gold was the only food writer ever to receive the pulitzer prize. he was 57 years old. up next, walk a short distance in someone else's story and see how it changes your perceptions.
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>> morgan: we end tonight with a global push to break down barriers, shatter stereotypes, and find common ground. it's a simple concept. we put someone you perceive to be completely different than you. hear their story and then retell it as if it's your own. roxana saberi says it's making the world a better place... one story at a time. >> everybody has the scooters, i'm on one. >> i was infantryman and i was a foot soldier. >> i have a best friend and her and i have been friends for like two years. >> so, in excruciating pain and how dramatic i am, i yelled. >> reporter: one afternoon at university heights high school in the south bronx, students and police officers swapped lives. the idea is to bridge a divide beyond the classroom. >> most of us actually grew up to where you grew up, so we actually have more in common than you think. >> reporter: because on the streets of one of new york's city's most dangerous precincts, many kids long for protection, ont don't trust the police. >> if i walk across, like, a
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street and i see them, i will just go the other way. >> reporter: junior aminata kardbo says she usually keeps her distance from the n.y.p.d. >> because of the way they are perceived on tv, i feel a little bit afraid of them. >> reporter: what are you expecting? >> i want a new perception of them. >> reporter: the new york-based group "narrative four" has organized dozens of gatherings like this one across the u.s. and abroad, to get people who normally never interact, to pair off and tell stories that define them. >> this was my first time kayaking. >> and then-- my parents were lecturing me. >> i was graduating high school, and i enlisted in the army. >> after i got off the phone with my dad... >> reporter: when the group reconvenes, each person has to recount their partner's story as if it were their own to build trust and empathy. >> my name is aminata. i want to tell you this story about me versus nature. i, hi, my name is erika, i'm a police officer.
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>> reporter: how many of you think that this exercise helped break down barriers? how? >> it's not the police and then it's us, but we all come from the same place. >> it helped us see them as who they are out of the uniform. >> reporter: so she's not just "officer." >> she's erika. she's a human being. >> reporter: it seems like you guys connected. is that enough? >> no, i think we have to keep doing this, and actually connecting with other students. >> reporter: sharing stories, they say, is just the first step in writing a new chapter together. roxana saberi, cbs news. >> morgan: that's the "cbs weekend news" for this sunday. later on cbs, "60 minutes." and for more news anytime, go to cbsn at i'm demarco morgan in new york. thanks for watching. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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live from the cbs bay area studios this is kpix5 news. the parklan now at 6:00 students pushing for stricter gun control, today survivors of the parkland school shooting in oakland try and make a change. >> their paths paved more than 100 years ago in the berkeley hills will prove useful during a major wildfire. >> plumes of smoke rose up from the milpitas hills today. fire authorities from multiple agencies jumped on the flames. they are not taking any chances. good evening. i'm juliette goodrich. >> i'm brian hackney. the flames started this afternoon on a hillside in milpitas along country club drive and north park victoria road and kais t reporter: we a levine park off calaveras road. take a look over here. you can see one of the water dropping helicopters is stopping here at this pond to pick up more water to go up to
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the top of the ridge line to continue this firefight. cal fire estimates this estimates this fire has burned about 300 acres and is 40% contained. in this video from chopper 5 you can see flames making their way up the ridge sending smoke pouring into the air that can be seen for miles around the south bay. that fire started before 1:00 this afternoon and because of prime wildfire conditions it spread quickly. >> high wind, steep terrain, long grass, low humidity, high fuel content all makes for critical fire danger in this area. >> reporter: cal fire is using helicopters and air tankers to get control of this fire because of the steep and difficult terrain. right now the fire is burning in some trees and brush where air tankers dropping fire retardant aren't that effective. the retardant actually gets hung up on the leaves and doesn't make it to the


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