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with something. it is all for instagram. have a good evening. ♪ ♪ >> norah: tonight, the final hours of the urgent search and rescue operation from that earthquake in syria and turkey. now, the world's deadliest earthquake in more than a decade. the anguish. the anger and frustration mount as the death toll soars. the emotional moments, as children are pulled from the rubble. cbs's chris livesay speaks with families desperate to find their loved ones. a cbs news exclusive. after the military recovers parts of a chinese spy balloon, we hear from the defense secretary for the first time. president biden hits the road today, courting blue-collar voters in wisconsin after an
battleground state of wisconsin is a kickoff of what is expected to be his 2024 reelection bid. plus, we've got our exquisite interview tonight with the secretary of defense lloyd austin. you are going to want to hear what he says about that chinese spy balloon and why he was concerned about america's nuclear arsenal. but first, the death toll continues to rise across turkey and syria. at this hour, surpassing 12,000 since monday's massive earthquake. w.h.o. warning tonight that number could reach 20,000 killed. at least three u.s. citizens are among the dead. rescue teams are digging through rubble of collapsed buildings, bucket by bucket, in a desperate search for survivors. cbs's chris livesay is going to start us off tonight from the disaster zone in turkey. good evening, chris. >> reporter: that evening, norah. rescuers are sleepless lee peeling back the 13 stories of apartment building that came crashing down behind me. so far, nne of the 28 families who lived here have been found
alive, but these bulldozers and cranes are not giving up. sometimes, bottle caps are more powerful than bulldozers. like for little muhammed, who spent two days buried alive. yet, for every muhammed, there is also a gulcin, a young woman once engaged to marry yunus. he weeps. and he is not alone. inside a gymnasium, the earthquake turned into a morgue. just as it turns this apartment building into a mausoleum. some 90 people were sleeping inside when it collapsed. rescuers call for silence. they listen for signs of life. their hopes are dashed, for now, says gunay akis. she has not slept since her sister went missing beneath the rubble come along with her husband and two children. if you could tell your sister
and her family something right now, what would you tell them? >> interpreter: i would hug them and tell them i love them, she says. i still have hope. >> reporter: international help is on the way, including american search and rescue teams, who arrive here today. the u.s. ambassador to turkey, jeff flake, tells us. >> 161, in terms of personnel, 12 dogs, and a lot of equipment come about 170,000 pounds of equipment. so it is a big group there. big guys. ready to help. >> reporter: they are setting up camp at the remote corners of turkeys earthquake zone, where survivors are desperate for aid and even more desperate in syria, already reeling from war and a refugee crisis. the only road the u.n. authorizes to carry supplies from turkey to syria is now mangled by the earthquake. the search and rescue effort continues behind me, and it could not be more urgent. the first three days after an
earthquake offer the best opportunity for finding survivors, and the sun has just set on day three. norah? >> norah: chris livesay, thank you so much for your reporting. we want to turn now to explosive new details about what the pentagon today described as a global surveillance program run out of china. u.s. intelligence officials say that chinese balloon shot down off the coast of south carolina is part of a larger aspiring effort by the chinese military that has been going on for years, spanning five continents. cbs's david martin is at the pentagon with an exclusive interview with defense secretary lloyd austin. >> reporter: the chute don't happen on live tv. now, thanks to an amateur radio scanner, we know what the pilots were saying to each other. >> the balloon is completely destroyed. appears to be metal cloud.
>> reporter: immediately after the shootdown, defense secretary lloyd austin tried to call his chinese counterpart to explain. >> i put in a request for a call, and they did not accept that request. >> reporter: speaking publicly for the first time about the chinese balloon, austin told cbs news' biggest worry was it would spy on u.s. nuclear forces located at bases across the country. >> all of our strategic assets, we made sure were buttoned down and movement was limited, so that we didn't expose any capability unnecessarily. >> reporter: by strategic assets, you mean the nuclear force. >> mm-hmm. >> reporter: it was out of a fleet of spy balloons based on the island of hainan, which had been over the u.s. since at least 2019, when one circumnavigated the globe. >> there were three incidents a couple years ago, balloons over flu parts of the u.s. >> reporter: which parts? >> parts of texas and florida that the balloon flew over.
>> reporter: in february of last year, a balloon was spotted over the hawaiian islands and get flyers scrambled to inspect it. this balloon was spotted over costa rica. turns out, chinese balloons have been violating airspace all over the world, much of the time without anyone noticing. until last week, when everybody noticed. secretary austen said the navy has recovered the parts of the e surface and has mapped out the debris field of pieces of cameras and antennas that are lying on the ocean floor. he expects it will take days to bring them all up. norah? >> norah: david martin with that exclusive interview. david, thank you. tonight, we have an update on that toxic train wreck, as residents along the ohio-pennsylvania border can finally return home. trn dement, f a ntrolledn that a d of fumes into the air. authorities say they have not
detected dangerous levels inside or outside the evacuation zone, and water samples show the area is now safe. well, today, president biden traveled to the battleground state of wisconsin to deliver on his promise of an economic progress to the states blue-collar workers. it comes one day after his sometimes-rowdy state of the union address. cbs's weijia jiang has more. >> last night, i reported on the state of the union. it is strong. >> reporter: fresh off a fiery state of the union speech, president biden took his economic message to wisconsin, where he mocked republicans who heckled him tuesday night. >> marjorie taylor greene, another, stood up and said "liar, liar." minds me of "liar, liar, house on fire." >> reporter: urging congress to come together. >> speaker, i do not want to ruin your reputation but i look forward to working with you. >> reporter: but that civility quickly disappeared. house speaker kevin mccarthy seen shushing members of his
party at least four times. >> order! >> reporter: republicans interrupted mr. biden when he talked about stopping fentanyl from being traffic across the southern border. >> it's your fault. >> reporter: president biden also turned the tables. >> some republicans want medicare and social security to sunset. i am not saying it is a majority. [interesting shouting] i'm glad you are seeing, i enjoy conversion, as we all apparently agree. social security and medicare is off the books now, right? [applause] >> reporter: today, republican don bacon said he wants to see more decorum around both parties. >> i think many people went overboard. >> reporter: there was agreement when the president recognize the parents of tyre nichols, who died after five police officers beat him. >> what happened to tyre in memphis happens too often. let's come together to finish the job on police reform. >> reporter: the night began
on a dramatic note. cameras caught utah republican mitt romney scolding new york congressman george santos for attending the address. >> he shouldn't be there, and if he had any shame at all, he wouldn't be there. >> i think it is referenceable the senator would save such a thing to me. it was not very mormon of him. >> reporter: in the republican response to present biden, arkansas governor sarah huckabee sanders argued he is unfit for the job and said the choice between the right and the left is really the choice between normal and crazy. tomorrow, the press and heads to florida, another battleground state, as he prepares to launch that reelection campaign. norah? >> norah: weijia jiang at theukn today, urging britain and its allies to send ukraine warplanes to fight off russia's invasion. zelenskyy called the requested combat jets "wings of freedom," suggesting they could help change the course of the war and history.
>> we know russia will lose. and we really know that victory, the victory will change the world. and this will be a change that the world has long needed. >> norah: zelenskyy also met with king charles before heading to paris to meet with the leaders of france and germany. want to turn now to a frightening situation for kids and parents, a bus driver was arrested today following a deadly crash at a day care center in montreal, canada. two 4-year-old children were killed and six other kids rushed to the hospital after the city bus plowed into the building. a witness said the 51-year-old driver stepped out of the bus, ripped off his clothes, and started screa. he is facing charges, including murder and attempted murder. now to an inside look at one of the highest profile national security events of the year, the super bowl. local, state, and federal agencies have kicked off an intensive coordinated plan to keep the highly anticipated game safe. it's a 24/7 job come and cbs's
kris van cleave got a bird's-eye view. >> reporter: onboard the eye in the sky flying just 400 feet above state farm stadium. customs and border protection is keeping watch as an estimated million people flock to phoenix ahead of super bowl sunday. >> what is the helicopter give you that you guys on the ground don't have? >> have that speed to be able to get from one spot to the next. we are able to spot the entire area around the nfl, and check the areas, make sure everything is safe. >> reportee stadium will be offs to other aircraft and drones. on the ground, 5 miles of fencing and 2 million pounds of concrete barriers are in place. manned by a small army of private security and police, at least two dozen agencies, local, state, and federal come are providing crews and resources. >> what is the level of concern around this weekend? >> there are no specific critical threats against the
super bowl. that we are tracking. but we are vigilant 24 hours a day, seven days a week, regardless of the event. >> reporter: we were there is homeland security secretary alejandro mayorkas met with some of the 600 dhs officers assigned to the event. >> we screened everything that comes into this stadium, not just the people, but the merchandise. the food, the concessions, we screened everything. >> reporter: teams are focused on cybersecurity, too, and others have already ceased super bowl fakes. so far, from the air. >> want to make sure this thing goes off without a hitch. >> reporter: things are looking pretty good. kris van cleave, cbs news, over glendale, arizona. >> norah: tonight, we begin our new series, "living well." we are looking to the secrets of not just living longer, but living healthier and happier lives. so we went to an expert, dan buettner, to find out what he has learned after decades of research.
there is not just one trick to living longer, but dan buettner says the best place to start is in your kitchen. >> i calculate that the average american could live about six extra years if they went from a standard american diet to a plant-based diet. >> reporter: you studied all of these people who reach 100, live very long lives. you have also found that they are living good lives, right? >> it turns out the same things that get you to a healthy age, 90 or 100, are the things that make us happy. having a sense of purpose. having a good social network. having health. these are the main drivers of happiness, and the drivers that will get you to age 100. [laughter] >> reporter: he has traveled the globe in the search of the secret to a longer life. he found five communities with members who live well into old age. places known as blue zones. these groups of people that are living into their 100s, they have some habits, right? >> yes, it is remarkable. they are eating mostly whole
food, plant-based diet, the pillars, every longevity diet in the world are whole grains, greens, nuts, tubers, like sweet potatoes, and beans. >> reporter: diet is the biggest factor come according to buettner. his new cookbook has 100 recipes that he promises can add ten years to your life. they are simple, and the ingredients are inexpensive. you also have talked about come in your books come about carbohydrates. there are certain types of carbohydrates that we should eat, correct? >> the word "carbohydrate" is the worst word in the traditional vocabulary because on the one hand, you have cookies and candy bars and sodas and those are simple carbohydrates and argue believe the most toxic ingredients in our diet. at the other end of the extreme, you have beans and nuts and grains, and those are the most healthy. that is the number one foodstuff from longevity. >> reporter: buettner says it is important your food taste good. and even blue zones centenarians drink a little red wine every
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>> reporter: to be the record that stood for 34 years, held by kareem abdul-jabbar, there last night watching it all. >> coming out of high school. him all the way through. he had talent and class and determination. >> reporter: james wasn't even born when jabbar broke wilt chamberlain's previous record in 1984. today, he congratulated the new record holder writing "when one person climbs higher than the last person, we all feel like we are capable of being more." >> one time for king james. >> reporter: after the game, the nba star celebrated with his closest confidant. >> no man or woman, walking the journey alone. >> reporter: it is a journey that continues with the passing of the torch at another chance at king james crown. carter evans, cbs news, los angeles. >> norah: and he has put in the work. congratulations. that is tonight "cbs evening news." i am norah o'donnell.
good night. ♪ ♪ >> judge judy: when did you stop getting along? >> announcer: neighbors who wish they weren't... >> i got out, walked to my gate, spread it about like this, and he jumped me. >> judge judy: from behind. >> he snuck up like a quiet rat. i knew i was dealing with a sick individual who i felt was a psychopath. >> judge judy: you lost it. you came up to him, and you punched him. >> what he did is he tried to hit me. he tried to kill me. he also swung an axe at me before that. >> announcer: "judge judy." you are about to enter the courtroom you are about to enter the courtroom of judge judith sheindlin. captions paid for by cbs television distribution curtis levine is suing his neighbor, daniel silva, for assaulting him in his driveway. >> byrd: order. all rise. this is case number 305 on the calendar in the matter of levine vs. silva. >> judge judy: thank you.
>> byrd: you're welcome, judge. parties have been sworn in. you may be seated. ladies, have a seat. >> judge judy: mr. levine, how long have you and mr. silva been neighbors? >> about 13 years. >> judge judy: when did you stop getting along? >> it was actually december of 2015 when my wife and i wanted no part of either him or his wife. we just disassociated ourself from him. >> judge judy: do you want to tell me why? >> they had some neighbors that had their house foreclosed, and they abandoned three cats, and my wife and i are animal activists, and so the defendant told me that he was going to trap them, and i said, "well, listen. if you do, let me know because i want to take them to a no-kill shelter, and they'll make a good home for someone," and i think in spite of me, he just took them up to the mountains... we live in the mountains. he just took them about a mile and a half and just dumped them out and basically killed them, food for coyote and mountain lion. >> that's not true, your honor. >> and that was just this... that just disgusted both of us. >> judge judy: okay. that's your reason for, after 11 years... >> yes. >> judge judy: ...of getting along, not getting along anymore. >> yes. >> judge judy: okay, and you, mr. silva?