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the growing frustration for residents. and a first look at china's spy balloon. take a look at this picture, as we learn that some of the surveillance aircraf is now at the fbi lab at quantico. ♪ ♪ >> announcer: this is the from the nation's capital. >> norah: good evening and thank you for joining us on a busy night here in the nation's capital. president biden set to address the nation tonight and what will likely be the largest television audience of the year for him. he is going to be touting his accomplishments, and we have just learned that he will directly address republicans, urging them to work with them. the other major news tonight, the quick thinking flight attendants preventing a midair disaster after a fire started right after take off. what caused the fire? we will have more on that in just a minute. but we do want to begin overseas as time is running out for
victims buried in turkey and syria after that massive earthquake with a death toll at nearly 8,000. officials are warning the end of a critical three day time frame to rescue people is approaching, and there are freezing conditions that are making the search effort even more difficult, and we are seeing these heartbreaking scenes, like this one. a grieving father holding the hand of his 15-year-old daughter, who died when their apartment building collapsed. a u.s. air force plane loaded with supplies and members of an urban search and rescue team from virginia took off just this morning heading to the disaster zone. cbs's chris livesay is going to start us off tonight from the quake zone in turkey, and chris, good evening. that is quite a scene right behind you. >> reporter: that's right, norah. the devastation is hard to fathom. nearly 6,000 buildings destroyed. just like this one behind me, where the rescue effort goes on, and according to unicef,
thousands of children could be trapped or killed beneath buildings just like this one across the devastated area. but tonight, there are also extraordinary images of babies surviving, despite impossible odds. >> no, no, no. >> reporter: in an instant, holmes transformed into tombs. and then, life at its most vulnerable. a baby somehow able to survive. in syria, a mother gives birth to a baby while trapped beneath the rubble. rescurs are able to save the newborn girl. her umbilical cord still attached, but couldn't reach the monger in time. astonishing scenes that push rescuers to continue the search like here in the turkish city of adana. >> in more than 100 people lived in this building that has been reduced to dust. rescuers tell us they pulled 35 people dead from the rubble.
only one survivor, a little girl now in the icu, and the rescue effort goes on. onlookers and rescuers hope to find traces of their loved ones, like ismet ozcan, a lawyer. as time goes by, do you have any hope that they are alive? >> probably cold, so much, if they are alive. and they have no water, or something to eat, to warm up their body. yeah. their chance is decreasing. >> reporter: but volunteers are desperate to help, like those flooding istanbul's airport. more than 20,000 are already racing to find life. however, getting to the devastated areas, amid more than 300 aftershocks come over mangled roads covered in rubble, ice, and snow, could prove the difference between life and death.
now, these first three days are crucial. it is what and rescue efforts called the golden period, in which the chances are highest of finding survivors beneath the rubble, like right behind me. and for the next three months, the president has declared the devastated area a national disaster area. norah? >> norah: chris livesay, right there on the scene, thank you so much. back here at home, we are awaiting president biden and his big state of the union address. it is the first to a divided congress. the president tonight will say he has created more jobs in two years than any president has any full-term. cbs's weijia jiang is at the white house with more. good evening, weijia. >> reporter: good evening to you, norah. just released experts of tonight's speechreveal president biden will try to research americans that his economic policies are working. he also has a direct appeal to republicans saying there is no reason we can't work together and that fighting for the sake of fighting gets the country nowhere.
tonight, president biden is putting the finishing touches on his address to congress and plans to tout what the white house calls strong economic progress. notably, a bipartisan infrastructure law, investments in computer chips and clean energy, falling inflation, and record job growth. >> i'm looking forward to working on, pointing out what we've done, and have a conversation with the american people. >> reporter: cbs news poll out today shows the majority of american people say the condition of the economy is bad and that the president's policies are making inflation and gas prices and the u.s. economy worse. >> how would you describe the state of the union? >> i would say it is honestly really hard right now to be parents and raise a family in the united states. it's just not easy. >> reporter: pascale small, a registered democrat and mother of three, says while the cost of living is rising, the quality is not. >> if i can see actual
transformation happening in my community, then i see it is working. i see it is worth it. but if i am not seeing that, than to me there is a disconnect. >> reporter: president biden could announce his reelection bid in the coming weeks and will argue tonight he still needs to "finish the job," a task made harder with newly divided congress. speaker kevin mccarthy will be sitting right behind the president, said mr. biden's policies, have backfired. >> inflation has exploded. mortgage rates have doubled. working americans, after inflation and taxes, have gotten a pay cut. >> reporter: tonight's republican response will come from arkansas governor and former trump press secretary sarah huckabee sanders. she will call for a new generation of leadership, drawing a contrast between herself, the nation's youngest governor at 40, and president biden, the oldest person to hold the office at 80.
norah? >> norah: weijia jiang, thank you. our coverage of the president straight of the union address and the republican response will begin tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern, 6:00 p.m. pacific. will see you then. the other big story tonight off the south carolina coast, the navy is continuing its painstaking recovery of wreckag from the chinese spy ban that was shot down on saturday. show you these images that were released today provide a close up look at the remnants collected on sunday. officials saying the recovery is going slowly across a dozen separate debris sites. diapers in the water and explosive ordinance technicians checking the reference for devices. we have learned some of that debris has been sent to an fbi lab in quantico, virginia, for an analysis. to saying today secretary lloyd austin expected to speak with his chinese counterpart on saturday but they would not take the call. some frightening moments today
aboard a flight from san diego to new newark, new jersey. a backpack caught fire in theop we have more now fm s carter evans. >> repr: flames b flight 2664 took off from san diego this morning. >> there was a gentleman. his bag was smoking and he threw something out on the ground, and it was a battery charger pack or something like that from his laptop. and it burst into fire. >> i hear somebody yell "fire," look forward, saw that, could see the glow. >> reporter: the boeing 737 with 159 passengers on board was in the air for a total of 11 minutes. it was headed to newark international before returning to the airport as smoke began filling the cabin. >> some were gasping, screaming. the guy next to me around to the back of the plane. flight attendants were grabbing fire extinguishers and running to the front. >> reporter: since 2006, there
have been at least 414 incidents of lithium batteries catching fire or overheating on airplanes in the u.s. 49 involving laptops. here is what it looks like when one of those batteries explodes. the demonstration shows how intense the fire can burn. on flight 2664, united confirms a customer's battery ignited and the crew acted quickly to contain the device. the airline rebooked terrified passengers. >> i'm shaking. i'm shaking. >> reporter: now united's as several flight attendants were taken to the hospital as a precaution. they used a fire proof enclosure to smother the flames, and norah, this is my lithium batteries are not allowed in checked luggage. you have to carry them on. >> norah: they are a no-no. carter evans, thank you so much. now to that smoldering, toxic scene in ohio. authorities there say the danger from that train derailment near the ohio-pennsylvania border is far from over, and there is no
timeline for when it will be safe for residents to return home. cbs's roxana saberi is there. >> reporter: tonight, there is fear and frustration for thousands who remain blocked from their homes, not knowing when it will be safe to return. >> we are not hearing anything. and that is part of the confusion. that hasn't been good lines of communication. >> reporter: four days after a train carrying dangerous chemicals derailed, releasing toxic fumes near the ohio-pennsylvania border. officials say they continue to monitor the air and water in the one by two-mile evacuation zone. but an intense afternoon briefing, they offered field details about the possible dangers that remained. >> i want nothing more than to give my residence back home. i am not an expert. i am not an expert on that. i am a fireman. i put flyers out. all right? we are done with questions. thank you very much.% >> reporter: this afternoon, crews were carefully removing
the damaged cars. one day after authorities carried out the controlled explosion of some cars containing vinyl chloride, a hazardous carcinogen used to produce plastic pipes. but that explosion was expected to release hydrogen chloride and phosgene, a gas used as a weapon in world war i. jami cozze worries she and her family will not be able to live in east palestine anymore. for their own safety. >> i think i owe that to my daughter, no matter how much i want to stay. >> reporter: what makes it the hardest? >> my daughter. it's all the kids in town. it's, you know, thinking about their future. >> reporter: this church behind me is open to help evacuees like jami. schools and businesses in east palestine remain closed and they are continuing to be checkpointt of the area. norah? >> norah: roxana saberi, thank you so much. back here in washington, all
eyes are on capitol hill as house speaker kevin mccarthy said today the disgraced new york republican congressman george santos could face disciplinary action if he is found guilty of ethics violations. today, a busload of angry voters from santos' district ascended on capitol hill to demand his resignation. cbs's scott macfarlane has the details. >> santos has got to go! >> reporter: george santos' own constituents are trying to turn up the heat on the embattled congressmen, delivering petitions to house leaders today seeking his expulsion in congress. santos told cbs news he's not deterred by the protest and insisted he was going to meet with the group. >> if your constituents are delivering a petition asking for you to be gone, is that a distraction for your work? >> that is their freedom of speech right, and i will entertain a conversation with them every single day. i represent them all equally. >> where is george? >> reporter: when they arrived outside his office late ths afternoon, they were not allowed in. >> have actually tried to get
in? that is the response you've gotten from staff? >> reporter: one month into his term, santos' troubles are mounting, including an fbi review of allegations he made off with money raised for medical treatment for a veteran service dog, a complaint the federal election commission got suspicious campaign expenditures, and a mysterious $700,000 loan to his campaign. late last week from a man who briefly worked in his capital office sent a letter to the house ethics committee accusing santos of sexual harassment. something he denies. can he still function as a u.s. house member? >> who in congress would touch him? who would want to stand next to him? who would want to be part of his circle? >> reporter: congress and santos denies doing anything illegal. meanwhile, u.s. house peter kevin mccarthy is not calling on santos to resign, says it is up to santos' constituents and voters to decide. norah? >> norah: scott macfarlane, thank you. now to a possible game changing
event in the world of big tech. microsoft today unveiled a new search engine powered by that advanced artificial intelligence, chatgpt. more now from cbs's jonathan vigliotti. >> reporter: it is an exciting time in tech. in the online war for search engine dominance, microsoft is betting big. more than $10 billion on artificial intelligence. >> now the question is, how is ai going to reshape the web? >> reporter: the company's bing search engine will soon integrate some of the popular ai technology known as chatgpt. microsoft says instead of merely ae to ask complex questions in an interactive chat. >> do you think in this case these results come artificial intelligence is going to live up to expectations? >> i think the answer is yes and no. i really think that a lot of the excitement around chatgpt is a kind of misunderstands how limited and how flawed the
technology can be. it basically just gives a statistical average of what it has already read and it can make things up. >> reporter: microsoft ceo spoke with cbs mornings tony to coble head of today's announcement. >> it seems like everyone is coming out with new products this year. where is this going? >> as you said, it is a new race, and the most important software category, the largest software category, search, let's face it, google dominates it. >> reporter: google is also jumping in. this week announcing its plans to develop a similar chat bot called bard. and with concerns about ai's potential for plagiarism, misinformation, and bias, microsoft said it is taking measures to ensure the accuracy and fairness of results. the new search engine will slowly be rolled out to the public in the coming weeks, norah. >> norah: jonathan vigliotti, thank you so much. well, tonight, there are a shocking new allegations against an officer in the deadly beating
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>> norah: one of tonight's guests for the state of the union is a young woman who spent half her life advocating for the greatest generation of women who kept america running on the homefront during world war ii. here is cbs's nikole killion. >> i'm so excited. >> reporter: 21-year-old raya kenney is no stranger to sevecapitol hill, but tonight ir first date of the union. >> our goal is to get a monument built. >> reporter: it was the same in sense of exhilaration when hr bill won passage in congress late last year. it establishes a national memorial for working women in world war ii, known as rosie the riveters. >> these women were firecrackers. these women were trailblazers. i think is really important we get their work recognized as
soon as possible. >> they have never received recognition. that is what is so important about raya's idea. >> symbolizes victory. >> reporter: we first met her when she was still in high school, lobbying lawmakers. she came up with the concept of a monument for a fifth-grade's project inspired by the movie "a league of their own." >> there's no crying in baseball! >> reporter: she reached out to 96-year-old mae krier, a former rosie who worked on b-17s and b-29s for boeing. >> a child a fifth-grade wrote that pipe dream, just quit, she never did. all of us rose these are just so proud of her. >> reporter: a can't-do spirit transcending generations. nikole killion. cbs news, capitol hill. >> norah: and a reminder, cbs news prime time coverage of president biden second straight of the union address and the republican response will begin tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern, 6:00 p.m. pacific, right here on cbs and we hope you will join us. that is tonight's
"cbs evening news." i am norah o'donnell. good night. ♪ ♪ >> judge judy: $10,000. >> yes. >> judge judy: you had a big chunk of money. >> yes. >> announcer: an ex says their loan is his problem. >> it was taken out in his name alone. >> judge judy: i don't care. >> he borrowed against my cd. >> judge judy: with your permission. >> with my permission, yes. >> announcer: but how much did she benefit? >> i helped pay bills. i purchased another car. the way i see it is -- >> judge judy: i don't care the way you see it. i'm not interested in the way you see it. >> announcer: "judge judy." you are about to enter the courtroom of you are about to enter the courtroom of judge judith sheindlin. captions paid for by cbs television distribution denise white is suing her ex-boyfriend, eric anderson, for a loan and child-care bills. >> byrd: order! all rise! ♪♪ your honor, this is case number 324 on the calendar in the matter of white vs. anderson. >> judge judy: thank you. >> byrd: you're welcome, judge.
parties have been sworn in. you may be seated. folks, have a seat, please. >> judge judy: ms. white, mr. anderson is your former boyfriend, and you have one child together who is how old? >> eight. >> judge judy: you and mr. anderson lived together. >> for a short time, yes. >> judge judy: when did you live together? >> 2009 'til 2013. or 2014, excuse me. >> judge judy: and from 2009 to 2014, were you employed? >> yes. >> judge judy: what were you doing? >> i was a field tax administrator. >> judge judy: outside of the home? >> yes. i worked for a company. >> judge judy: and what did you do, mr. anderson? >> i was a sanitational engineer. >> judge judy: and from 2009 to 2018, we had two employed people. you had a child who was in daycare, i assume. somebody was taking care of him, and you were running your household. >> yes. >> judge judy: 2014, the two of you separated. this is what the case is about. it is your claim, ms. white, that mr. anderson took out a loan, which you took out for him for bills, and you put up as collateral a cd that you had. and he paid it for a while and then stopped.