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thanks for joining us. remember we're always on cb captioning sponsored by cbs >> ninan: the om battled president's first day overseas. president trump leaves his washington troubles behind, celebrating megadeals with saudi arabia. >> hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the united states, and jobs, jobs, jobs. >> ninan: the first lady turns heads, choosing not to cover her head with the traditional scarf. also tonight, we're inside iran as the newly reelected president promises to open his nation to the world. a father's anguish. his teenaged daughter was killed by a maniac driver in the heart of new york city. >> my daughter came here for a vacation, and now i'm going to take her home and bury her. >> ninan: and it's an almost royal wedding as pippa
middleton, the most famous bridesmaid, becomes the bride. this is the "cbs weekend news." >> ninan: good evening, i'm reena ninan. trump administration turmoil briefly seemed a world away today as president trump was greeted warmly in saudi arabia, 6700 miles from washington. first lady melania trump's decision not to wear a traditional head scarf turned heads on social media, especially since mr. trump criticized michelle obama for doing the same thing in 2015. other female foreign dignitaries have also chosen not to. of course, that was just one storyline in a day of diplomatic developments in riyadh, and our major garrett is traveling with the president. >> reporter: a dave u.s.-saudi celebration, capped by secretary of state rex tillerson and commerce secretary wilbur ross holding swords as part of a traditional arabic ardah dance with saudi king salman. the president's trip to forge new bonds with the royal family
began when air force one touched down to find the saudis trying to iron out finishing touches. attention there left air force one without stairs for the first family to descend. then the stairs and red carpet did not align. but the president and first lady made the best of it, meeting the king and taking in sounds of cannons and the sight of u.s.-made and saudi-purchased jets overhead, trailing red, white, and blue exhaust. after ceremonial coffee, the president and king rode into riyadh together. the leaders signed an agreement on $109 billion in new u.s. arms sales to the kingdom, and $200 billion of saudi-backed investment over four years in u.s. infrastructure projects. saudi princes posed with numerous u.s. defense industry executives to celebrate. at a meeting with saudi crowned prince nayef, the president sounded upbeat. >> tremendous investments in the
united states and our military community is very happy, and we want to thank you. >> reporter: no u.s. president has made saudi arabia or any muslim country their first foreign visit. mr. trump did so with two over-arching goals-- challenge iran's military influence in the expreegz recruit majority muslim countries to do more in the battle against isis and al qaeda affiliates in the middle east and north africa. secretary tillerson: >> this growing partnership is really grounded in trust, trust between our two nations that we are pursuing the same objectives. >> reporter: scandals and investigations followed the president here. tillerson was asked about a "washington post" report that the f.b.i. had identified a person of interest inside the trump white house as part of its investigation into russian meddling in the 2016 election. >> i do not have any information or knowledge regarding the person of interest that's been
referenced. >> reporter: en route here, the white house did not deny another report that president trump told russian officials he fired f.b.i. director james comey because he was "a nut job," and that that dismissal took some of the pressure off the russian probe. white house fors hope revelations like that do not overshadow president trump's efforts to reassert american leadership, not just here in the sydney kingdom, but throughout the middle east. reena. >> ninan: major garrett traveling with the president in riyadh. also in saudi arabia today, secretary of state tillerson urged iran's newly reelected president to dismantle what he called iran's network of terrorism and to end ballistic missile tests. iran's presidential election was largely seen as a referendum on its nuclear deal with the u.s. and other world powers. elizabeth palmer is in the capital, tehran. >> reporter: a massive voter turnout clinched the election for the incumbent president and moderate, hassan rouhani. in his vectry speech on state television, he said iran had
chosen a path of engagement with the world. rouhani had been running against the hard-liner, ebrahim raisi, whose populist campaign included cash handouts for the poor. but it was rouhani who captured the huge youth vote with promises to push forward liberal reforms and international relations. at lunchtime in the heart of iran's main bazaar, hungry iranians flocked to the moslem restaurant. the portions are large, and the prices low, which really matters to people because years of punishing sanctions have hurt. in fact, data from iran's central bank shows that after sanctions kicked in, in 2006, the amount of meat and rice iranians ate at home went steadily down every year for a decade. when the nuclear deal was finally signed two years ago, nasrin saeyfi, the restaurant's
accountant, was relieved, as everyone was, when some sanctions were lift, but washington's stayed in place. to have sanctions lifted completely, you would need better relationship with the united states. >> yeah. >> reporter: do you hope for this? >> yeah. sure. >> reporter: yes? >> everyone in iran hopes this. >> reporter: with 30% unemployment among young people, it's clear iran's economy needs a major boost. president rouhani is pinning his hopes on foreign businesses to bring investment and jobs to the country. but judging by the hostile tone of the ret wreck coming out of the trump white house recently, not many of those companies are going to be american. reena. >> ninan: elizabeth palmer reporting from tehran. a turkish man was taken into custody friday after disrupting a flight from los angeles to honolulu. as carter evans reports, the suspect had also been arrested at the airport before the flight. >> reporter: f.b.i. agencies led 25-year-old anil uskanil off
the plane in handcuffs on the runway in honolulu, american airlines flight 31 was surrounded by authorities after being escorted to the airport by two f-22 raptors. about halfway throughout flight from los angeles to hawaii, passengers say the turkish national got out of his seat and headed for the front of the plane. >> he was just screaming and talking to himself and then he walked up to the front with a blanket on his head. >> i saw a panicked look on the flight attendant's face, and she rushed the-- to the entrance to first class. >> they're like, can somebody please help?" >> reporter: passengers say uskanil was holding a laptop computer and that raised suspicions with the recent laptop ban on some international flights. >> wedged in, and he's pushing, but then she says, "you're not coming in here." >> reporter: lee lorenzen helped the flight attendant keep uskanil away from the cockpit door. >> by then a bunch of guys
grabbed him and they found some duct taims and they went back with pillows and blankets just to tape him to his chair and keep him subdued. >> reporter: on the ground in honolulu, the plane was searched, and no explosivees were found. f.b.i. special agent paul delacourt says uskanil's motive is still unclear. >> we're currently preparing a complaint for interference way flight crew. in an abundance of caution, the subject was taken for a medical valuation. >> reporter: the trouble for uskanil began here at los angeles international airport hours before his flight. he opened a door leading to the airfield and was arrested for trespassing. now, police say he had been drinking but didn't reach the standard for public drunkenness, so, reena, he was allowed to continue on his trip. >> ninan: carter evans, thank you. well, the father of a teenages tourist who was run down by a driver in times square on thursday is speak out about his heartbreak and the city where it happened. here's tony dokoupil. >> reporter: 18-year-old alyssa elsman loved to travel and laugh. she died while walking through new york's times square, truck
by a crazed driver. >> this is something beyond anything i could ever imagine. you know, my daughter came here for vacation, and now i'm going to take her home and bury her. >> reporter: thomas elsman opened up about the loss of his daughter, li. another daughter, 13-year-old ava, is recovering after being hit by the same card. >> it's just an empty, hollow feeling. >> reporter: on thursday uother driver of this maroon honda barreled into a crowd along 42nd street and accelerated killing alyssa before coming to a crashing halt. 26-year-old richard rojas was charged with murder, aggravated vehicular homicide and 20 counts of attempted murder. meanwhile, as this grieving father prepares to lay his daughter to rest, he says he's grateful for the kindness and support his family has received in new york. >> in times square concrete
abutments all signed-- alyssa, we love you." it doesn't bring her back but it's nice to see the outpouring of-- new york is not town of jerks people think it is. it's a town that has a big heart. . >> reporter: the vehicle finally came to a rest here at this barricade which has since become a makeshift memorial. reena, of the 22 people injured, six remain in the hospital, two in critical condition. >> ninan: tony, thank you. immigration arrests are up almost 40% under the trump administration. this past week, officials said more than 41,000 illegal immigrants have been arrested for deportation this year, including nearly 11,000 noncriminals. as scott pelley reports tomorrow night on smirnght hundreds of churches and synagogues across the country are taking a stand against the trump administration's immigration crackdown. they're offering illegal immigrants sanctuary. >> this is my country. i'm worked hard.
>> pelley: sixto paz would have been deported 10 months ago if he hadn't confined himself to shadow rock united church of christ in phoenix. paz crossed illegally in 1985 under the policy of president reagan, he was granted a work permit, which was revoked under the policies of george w. bush. his four children are citizens by birth. his youngest is five. >> i spent 32 years over here, and i don't want to leave. and i pay my taxes for 28 years. >> pelley: paid your taxes 28 years? >> yes, yes. >> pelley: there are people watching the interview who are saying, "you shouldn't have come herement. >> when someone, you're hungry. you don't have a job. you don't have money. what are you going to do? i know-- i'm here because -- i had to.
>> pelley: daniel ragsdale is deputy director of ice. he runs the daily operations and oversees 13,000 officers. >> so if they are to check in with ice, they should come and check in with ice. >> pelley: checking in with ice is going to get them deported. >> checking in with ice will follow the law, and in case where's there's a removal order, of course, we would execute it. >> ninan: you can see scott's full report tomorrow night on "60 minutes." it was an almost-royal wedding today as pippa middleton, britain's most famous bridesmaid, became a bride. jonathan vigliotti has the story from london. >> reporter: reena, she first turned heads as her younger sister's bridesmaid but roles were reversed today as pippa middleton walked down the aisle, all attention on her. duchess kate, just a few steps behind, photographed helping pippa with her gown at the church door. the nuptials took place this afternoon in the british countryside just outside london. pippa's husband, a wealthy
financier. while it may not have been a royal wedding, it was a lavish one with local media reporting every small detail right down to the luxury porta potties used for the ceremony. there were plenty of royals in attendance. kate was joined by husband prince william, along with little george and charlotte. prince harry was also at the church. like any good high-society affair, there were plenty of socialites and celebrities in attendance, including tennis star roger federer. pippa hasn't even started her honeymoon yet, and already, reena, media here, wondering when prince harry will pop the question. >> ninan: ah, that is the big question. speak of royals, on monday night, "48 hours" presents a two-hour prime-time special on princess diana. "cbs this morning's" gayle king hosted "princess diana: her life, her death, the truth." that's monday here on cbs. coming up, thousands of people survive colon cancer every year. two new studies show how diet and exercise can improve the odds of staying cancer-free.
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>> ninan: the american cancer society estimates more than 95,000 americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year. the disease is treatable, and there are more than one million survivors of colorectal cancer in the u.s. tonight, dr. jon lapook looks at two new studies that show how exercise and nutrition can help colon cancer survivors stay cancer free. >> reporter: five years ago dave strong and his wife, mary, decided to get in shape. they changed their diet and hit the gym five days a week. after turning 50 last year, strong had his first colonoscopy. >> the first thing i saw was my wife over me with tears in her eyes so i knew immediately something was bad. >> reporter: the bad news was colon cancer that had already spread to his liver. he's had three surgeries and is about to start his last five treatments of chemo. >> i pushed myself when i could. i slowed down when i had to. but i tried to keep the normalcy
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most ever for an american art work. tony dokoupil has more on the late brooklyn street artist who is now being compared to picasso and warhol. >> reporter: the untitled piece is the work of a 21-year-old artist, whose paintings just two years earlier had been selling for less than $100. it's now the first painting by an american to sell at auction for more than $100 million. >> that's a lot of money for anything. it's a heck of a money for a painting. >> reporter: jerry saltz is the senior art critic for "new york" magazine. >> in this skull, you see a head in profile and staring directly at you, you get the sense of a mind burning itself up right in front of your eyes. >> reporter: the winning bid came from a japanese billionaire who announced the purchase on instagram. for years, bisquiat's paints have been selling for thousands
of dollars. jay-z has frequently rapped about the artist. >> i used to see him on the streets of new york, walking or bicycle around. there was a light that glowed around him. >> reporter: jean-michel bisquiat died of a drug overdose in 1988. he was just 27. his life may have ended early, but his place amongst the greatest artists in history seems destined to outlast us all. >> having an african american artist enter the panthon of van gogh, francis bacon, and, yes, even picasso, it's about time. >> reporter: tony dokoupil, cbs news, new york. >> ninan: well, the billionaire who purchased the painting is planning to open an art museum in chiba, japan, to show off his personal collection. and that's cbs weekendinize newsfor this saturday. i'm reena ninan in new york. for all of us at cbs news, thank you for joining
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