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tv   CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley  Me-TV  January 13, 2016 5:30pm-6:00pm CST

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>> pelley: get rich quick dreams. americans spend a fortune for a ticket to easy street. but it's a rough ride on wall street as investors dump more stocks and prices plunge. >> we've got no running water. >> pelley: detroit teachers call in sick again to protest the conditions of their schools. >> these are our children. they deserve better. >> pelley: and jet fuel's down, profits are up, so why can't air travelers get a break? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: we're going to begin tonight with the spreading epidemic of lottery fever. americans have been buying tickets at a rate of $13,000 a
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since saturday, they have spent nearly $835 million for a chance at that elusive jackpot at the end of the powerball rainbow. it is now worth a record $1.5 billion. carter evans is at a store on the california-nevada border. >> reporter: there's just one reason to stand in 30-degree weather in the middle of the desert-- or in this case a billion and a half reasons. >> you get nowhere in life for not trying. >> reporter: thousands have been waiting to buy a ticket just across the border at the primm valley lotto store in california because nevada is one of only six states that does not participate in powerball. mark mershant says this is his first time playing the lottery. >> yeah. bit about odds. >> a lot. so good. >> i don't know about that one. but you are awe hater.
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back in october, powerball changed the rules in an effort to boost ticket sales with a bigger payout. powerball started offering 69 numbers to choose from instead of 59, but that decreased the odds of winning the jackpot from million. the outlandish odds should keep people away. >> we're going to have a winner here tonight! >> reporter: instead, the lure of a life-changing jackpot is too much to pass up. how long did you wait in line? >> an hour and 40 minutes. >> reporter: to malcolm o'quinn, it all comes down to this. >> $20 for a billion and a half. >> reporter: there is one sure way to win and that is to play every single possible combination of numbers, but, scott, to do that, it would cost you about 584 -- >> carter evans reporting for us tonight. a little trouble with his transmission there. a little bit later in the broadcast, we're going to take you to the secure location where the winning numbers will be drawn tonight.
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people are lining up after watching their life's saving shrink on wall street. today, the broad, continuing sell-off accelerated and all three major market indexes fell to a level more than 10% off last year's highs. the dow industrials have lost more than 7% in just two weeks. our market watcher jill schlesinger is joining us now. jill. >> reporter: this has been a rough first eight days. the dow is down by 7%. the nasdaq by 9.6%. and the s&p 500, the broader index, down by 7.5%. so it's been rough. >> pelley: why is this happening? >> reporter: you know, the broad concern is around global economic growth. the fear is that if things slow down around the world, it will impact us here in the u.s. we're only growing by about 2%, 2.25% right now, and, frankly, any kind of hit to that is going
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also know that oil is trading at around $30 a barrel, another sign, perhaps, of global weakness. and finally, we're starting up with earnings season, and there's a real concern that this is going to be a bad quarterly earnings season. a lot of companies pretty sluggish by the end of the year. part of the reason they had to hire more employees and that took a bite out of their profitability. >> pelley: so, tell us, when is this going to stop? >> reporter: i wish i knew but here's what we do know. the hope is the market sell-off really does start to get a little bit of legs underneath it when we get some more information. so maybe those corporate earnings are better than expected. if we get another quarterly earnings where it's a negative earnings, it will be the third in a row. it hasn't happened since 2009. also, we want to see oil prices stabilize. they don't have took up by a lot. they just have to stop falling. and finally, of course, what we need to know is how is the u.s. economy doing? if we have more information to prove we're on the right track, i think things will calm down.
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fear dominates and that's when we get nasty days like today. >> pelley: jill schlesinger, jill, thank you very much. slumping oil prices are one reason the oil-producing nation of qatar is shutting down the cable news channel al jazeera america. al jazeera's arabic language channel has a reputation for being anti-american. also in business news today, general electric said its corporate headquarters will be leaving connecticut after 41 years and heading up to boston. g.e. blamed an increase in connecticut business taxes. today in detroit, some more schools were shut down again as teachers called in sick in a continuing protest that has seen nearly 70 schools shut down this week. the teachers claim that the health of 46,000 students is in danger. and anna werner shows us why. >> reporter: some of these classrooms are cold?
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>> reporter: at the spain elementary school today, some kindergartners wore their coats in class. in several rooms it's just too cold for five-year-olds. >> you can smell the mold through the hallway. >> reporter: school counselor lekia wilson lead us on a tour. an entire section of the school is closed off, including the gym. >> you are seeing the result of rain coming right into the school. >> reporter: water leaking from the roof warped the wood floor. now, the smell of mildew fills the air. >> you could have some champion swimmers come out of here. >> absolutely. >> reporter: the school swimming pool has been waiting for repairs for five years. andre harlan is the gym teacher. how do you teach gym without a gym? >> well, we do conditioning in the hallway. >> reporter: so they walk the halls. >> or run. >> reporter: the state took over financial management of detroit public schools in 2009. the district is still $515 million in debt. ivy bailey is interim head of the teachers' union.
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and talking and it was going on deaf ears. nothing was changing and teach erpz were just fed up. >> reporter: darnell earley is the emergency manager appointed by the governor to fix the problems. >> certainly, if we don't get the money that we need to deal with the debt situation, that's only going to make it worse. >> reporter: and one of the things earley says the district cannot afford is a new roof for spane elementary school. doesn't that criet cryout for sort of immediate repairs in your view? >> well, it cries out for the immediate action and my understanding is that there is a plan to do that. >> reporter: without an infusion of cash from state legislators, scott, the district says it will run out of money come april. >> pelley: anna werner reporting for us tonight. anna, thank you. today, iran released those 10 u.s. navy sailors we told you about last night who were detained when their boat sailed into iranian waters in the persian gulf. tonight, david martin explains
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>> reporter: in video released by iranian television, the boarding of the two navy boats seems peaceful enough, but this tells a different story. the navy crewmen look like they're being held prisoner. then the lieutenant in charge is asked what the boats were doing in iranian waters. >> it was a mistake. that was our fault, and we apologized for our mistake. >> reporter: that contrasts starkly with vice president biden's account on "cbs this morning" that one of the boats had engine failure and drifted into iranian water where's they were, in his words, rescued. >> there's no apology. there's nothing to apologize for. when you have a problem with the boat, you apologize the boat had a problem? no. and there's no look for any apology. >> reporter: the crew was held for about 16 hours, and u.s. navy doctors have now examined them and found no evidence of mistreatment. so at least the incident came to a quick and satisfactory end. which as secretary of state kerry pointed out is saying something when it comes to iran. >> i think we can all imagine
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have played out three or four years ago. >> reporter: iran's foreign minister tweeted, "happy to see dialogue and respect not threats and impetuousness swiftly resolve the sailors' episodes." what may have resolved it is iran's desire not to derail the nuclear deal between the two countries. as part of that deal, the u.s. is expected to begin releasing $1100 billion in frozen iranian of theassets in the next few days. >> pelley: today, president obama hit the road to silent ideas he raised in last night's state of the union address, his last. the first stop was omaha. the president spent 40 minutes meeting with high school teacher lisa martin who moved him with a letter in which she had expressed a sinking feeling of dread and sadness about climate change. mr. obama's address took a
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of donald trump, and then, many were surprised when the republican response did the same. major garrett is on the campaign. >> as frustration grows, there will be voices urging us to fall back into our respect tribes, to scapegoat fellow citizens who don't look like us. >> reporter: following the president, south carolina governor nikki haley, the daughter of indian immigrants, echoed his message of tolerance. >> during anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. we must resist that temptation. no one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws, and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country. >> reporter: today, donald trump, who has called for a ban on muslims entering the u.s., hit back at haley. >> she's big on amnesty, but very weak on illegal immigration, and so, therefore, we have a disagreement. i mean, she comes up to my
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contributions,ing and i've given her contributions over the years. >> reporter: trump has given halley's campaigns at lifetime $7,000 since 2010. haley acknowledged today that she was in part speaking about trump. >> i understood that when i hit republicans and democrats, i was going to upset people. but they gave meet opportunity to say what i think, and that's what i did. >> reporter: republican national committee chairman reince priebus told us he thought haley was making a broader point. >>i of. >> i wasn't sitting there listening and thinking about fighting within the republican party. i was just thinking about just the political rhetoric in general should be cooled down. and i've always said things like that. >> reporter: conservative firebrand ann coulter said on twitter trump ought to deport haley. scott, priebus told us the republicans have had their fair share of drama and intrigue, but predicted they would unify, create a presumptive nominee by
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>> pelley: the first votes in iowa are 19 days away. a poll out today puts ted cruz ahead of donald trump by just three points. marco rubio is third. success in iowa always depends on getting to know the people there, and dean reynolds has this. >> reporter: burrowed within the wintry landscape of western iowa between moville and sac city is the town of thol steen, population 13 opinion. it's where you'll find proprietor anne petersen. the place was buzzing this week because a candidate for president was stopping by. are you responsible for the coffee and cookies? >> i am, i am. >> reporter: do you know how many are coming? >> not a clue. >> reporter: so you don't know how many cookies-- >> i don't know how many cookies to bake. >> reporter: there's a great frequency and urgency to such events in iowa now as the
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the candidates, camera crews and correspondents are all part of the traveling show. >> i know a lot of other states feel we get a little special treatment but, you know, we don't have times square. we don't get the ball that comes down here. >> reporter: the remaining republican candidates have spent between 11 and 68 days apiece in iowa the last year, democratics have spent over 30 days each. anne petersen has seen many over the years. like who? >> i can't remember because none of them won. >> it's cold! aren't you cold? >> reporter: it was two below when carly fiorina came in from the cold. cold. ( applause ) >> reporter: about 75 people, including 22 kindergartners braved the chill to take her measure. >> i know you iowans are tough, but it's really cold. ( laughter ) >> reporter: mark leonard is a regular at anne's place. >> we have that privilege here in iowa, and if you've not met the president of the united states, it's because you didn't really care to. it actually forces candidated to
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>> reporter: stolholstein is heavily republican and energized. they know they may have a profound effect on u.s. history and they relish the opportunity as fleeting as it may be. >> you know, all you have to do is put forth a little effort and you can meet all of these people and it's really nice. >> reporter: and one of them-- >> could be. >> reporter: could be-- >> some day -- >> reporter: the president? >> yeah. >> reporter: there's a story here in iowa about an older gentleman who was asked if he'd made up his mind yet. he said he was leaning toward one candidate, scott, but he wasn't sure because he'd met him only eight times. >> pelley: dean reynolds covering the iowa caucuses for us. dean, thanks a million. airlines are saving billions, so why don't they cut their ticket prices?
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>> pelley: airline profits are soaring so why are passengers still paying a fortune? here's transportation correspondent kris van cleave. >> reporter: in just the first three quarters of 2015, u.s. airlines made almost $18 billion in profit. during that time, they were pace to pass 2014's record of $3.5 billion in baggage fees, their planes flew 85% full, and the steep drop in fuel prices have the carriers pazzing in. >> everything from the seat to the baggage being added on as extras and the prices are still not decreasing. >> reporter: the very first thing anybody heard about the airlines in january was they raised fares. >> very modestly, and that was the first raising of fares in a very long time. time. >> reporter: jean medina speaks for the airline industry. >> what's good news for consumers, when airlines are profitable, customers, communities, and investors and employees win because they're
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>> reporter: the airline business' boom and bust. since 1990 the industry landed in the red. >> first class is getting more luxurious, but in the back they're squeezing us tighter than ever. >> reporter: charles leocha is the chairman of the travelers united. >> the price of oil has dropped to such a low level has really given them a windfall profit and some of that you would think might be shared with consumers, either in the forms of lower fees or lower airfares or prams by giving us a couple of extra inches in the airplane. >> reporter: the airlines say airfares actually dropped by about 3% last year, but, scott, that pales in comparison to the drop in air price glz kris van cleave at washington reagan airport. kris, thanks very much. the rams are about to prove you
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los angeles has been without an nfl team. but now it may get two. last night, nfl owners gave the st. louis rams the okay to move back to l.a. and the san diego chargers may join them. john blackstone's on the story. >> reporter: some l.a. football fans have waited 21 years to get this happy. finally, nfl football and the rams are returning. >> it's more than just football. it's a history. it's a tradition. >> reporter: l.a. will get a new $2 billion stadium privately financed by rams owner stan cronke. he say hero in l.a., but a traitor in st. louis. the city's mayor, francis slay. >> stan cronke, was on his way out of here. he wasn't going to stay no matter what we did. >> reporter: the mayor estimates st. louis will lose nearly $4 million a year in tax revenue alone but the bitterness of losing a big sports franchise can last for decades.
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baltimore colting loaded up moving vans in the middle of the night to take them to indianapolis, something many baltimore fans still haven't forgiven. in los angeles, naming rights for the new stadium could be worth $25 million a year. work is already under way at the site of the new stadium that local officials project will create 12,000 permanent and part-time jobs. john blackstone, cbs news, los angeles. >> pelley: and we'll be right back. they call it planning for retirement because getting there requires exactly that. a plan for what you want your future to look like. for more than 145 years, pacific life has been providing solutions to help individuals like you achieve long-term financial security.
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is a guaranteed $40 million. >> reporter: for two months now, we have watched the jackpot jump. >> $949.8 million. >> reporter: this studio in tallahassee, florida, is where millions of wanna-be millionaires and now billionaires see their dreams drop in less than second seconds. sam arland will host tonight's drawing. >> i'm thinking about the possibility that i may completely transform someone's life. >> reporter: with more than $1 billion on the line, this place can feel a lot like fort knox. there's a red plastic lock with a bar code that must match a code kept only by an auditor. there are eight security cameras and the secretary of the florida lottery has muscle agents on standby. what's a muscle employee? >> the multistate lottery which is in charge of powerball -- >> reporter: nobody with big muscles. >> nobody with big muscles, no. >> reporter: two of the four machines and even the lottery
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>> they are x-rayed. they are weighed to make sure that they're all right. and then they're sealed into a case. >> reporter: as an added precaution, the handlers aren't allowed to touch them with their bare hands jiecialg they have to have gloves on because we don't want any oils on the ball or any moisture on the ball that could affect the draw. >> reporter: at around 9:00 p.m. eastern time tonight, two powerball machines inside this vault will be selected at random. they will then be rolled into this drawing room where we're told 13 people behind that glaz will be allowed to watch the drawing. scott, we're told within an hour of the powerball jackpot happening, we could know if there's a jackpot winner. >> pelley: and if there is no winner, the jackpot goes up to $2 billion. david begnaud, thanks very much. and that's the cbs evening news for tonight.
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around the world, good announcer: you're watching kcci 8 news. stacey: we are now just under 4 hours away from the biggest lottery jackpot drawing in history. mark: asked 9:59 tonight, the powerball numbers will be drawn for what now is estimated to be a $1.5 billion prize. and while the person who matches all the numbers is a winner there are people and businesses , that are also set to make money off this jackpot. win or lose. stacey: kcci's vanessa peng is live at the casey's at 63rd and gr,and where tickets are a hot -- and grand where tickets are a , hot item. vanessa: we have seen a steady stream of people, a lot of them buying powerball tickets. most of the people tell me they are buying more than one. of course, these people are dreaming about what they would do if they won the $1.5 billion. even if they don't win, that two
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>> i want 10 powerballs.


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