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america's top national security officials. also tonight, trump makes 9/11 an issuen the presidential campaign. house democrats try to keep benghazi outf it. their cars were towed out of the mud. now comes the hard part -- the great california scrape-off. and big ben may need surgery. diagnosis: bad tker. captioning spopoored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: theersonal e-mail accounts of two of the highest-ranking tional security officials haveeen hacked. c.i.a. director johnn brennan and homemend security secretary jeh johnson. an anonymous hacker has been bragging about breaking into these accounts, but now multiple law enforcement sources tell us the breaches actually occurred. and jeffffegues is breaking this
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jeff? >> reporter: scott, this is a criminal investigation, and authorities are working to locate the suspect. he seems to be feeding off the publicity, and that's in part why investigators a a reluctant to talk abou it, but multiple law enforcement officials tell cbs news that he had unauthorized acces to both prive e-mail accounts. late in th day, the person tweeting under the handle of cwa followed through on threats to release sensitive information. "you know we don't lie. what you have all been waiting for. sorry for the delay." along with that statement came an attachment with the n nes, social secity numbers and phone numbers of about 20 people said to be affiliated with the head of the c.i.a. in fact, the unidentified hacker, who claimed to be a high school student, says the information came from theprivate e-mail account of c.i.a. director john brennan. whoever it is also claims to have hacked into the private
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e-mail account of homeland security secretary jeh johnson. throughout the dayhe hacker appeared to be taunting the officials and others in govement. "we are not dng this for personal satisfaction. we a a doing this because innocent people in palestine are ing killed dai" and "anyone know who we should target next?" in a statement the c.i.a. would ly say it has referred the matter to the approprprte auauorities. we contacted somof t t peoplee whose names were on theist. there is a common thread. many work for the obama transition team in 2008. scott, it is important to note the intrusions were to their personal accounts. some of the information taken was sensitive. >>elley: their personal accounts, but not their government-secured systems that handles classified information. jeff pegues, thank you. this is s`aping up as the most critical week for hillary clinton' presidential campaign.n. thursday she will testify under oath before the house commite that's investigating
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compound in benghazi, libya, an attack which kild four amerans including the u.s. ambassador. today we got a preview of the battle toome, and here's nancy cordes. >> i think the reason for that is --. >> reporter: cnton doesn't testify for three day, but benghazi committee democrats are already defending her with a 120-page report refuting republican claims that clinton was disengaged during the 2012 attack that left four americans dead. the report includes a never-before-seen list of clinton's calls that night to the libyan president, the d duty chief of missionn tripoli and top aides. it also includes excerpts from an interview the committee conducted with clinton's then-chief of staff cheryl mills, who was asked, "did clinton seem uncertain as to how to respond?" millllsaid, "no. she was very certain. she says we need to be taking whatever steps we can to secure our people." republicans argue the excerpts
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were released selectively and that there are still pnty of questions for clinton to answer. >> what i want to k kw is while violence was goingngn in libya, why was our security profile going down? it wasn't even staying the same. it was going down. >> reporter: on "face the nation" sunda committee chair trey gowdy insisted clinton is not the primary focus of his investigation, even though she's the first to testify publicly in nine months. he slammed a republican lawmaker and a fired former staffer who both claim the cokmittee was designed to take her down. >> i have told my own republican colleagueses and friends, shut up talking about things that you don't know anything about. and unless you're on the committee, you have no idea wha we've done, why we've done it and what n facts we have found. reporter: for examp, he says his commi has acquiuid e-mails s om murdere ambassador chris stevens that all the other congressional investigations missed, including one e-mail he says where stevens jokes that
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perhaps he should ask for serity from other nations beuse he isn't getting enough from his own, scott. >> pely: nancy, let's talk for just a moment about the race for speaker of the house. you've learned today that paul ryan, the chairman of the house ways and means committee, is considering running for that job. >> >> reporter: he is considering it, scotttt though a source familiar with his deliberations tells me thatne thingyan is not willing too is horse trade with those 40 or so very conservative members called the house freedom caucushoay they want promise from their next speaker that they're going to get more of a say. ryan believes that he' got a well-documented record of conservative leadership and that if they don't see that, he's happy to keep his day job, his dream job as the chair of the house ways and means committee. >> pelley: our woman on capitol hill, nancy cordes. nancy, thank you. ere have been three presidential elections since 9/11, but the terror attacks have become an issue once again donald trump is using them
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against fellow republican jeb bush in a war of tweetss and soundd bites. here's major garrett. >> jeb said we wer safe with my brother. we were safe. well, t world trade center just fell down. we lost 3,000 people. it was one of the greatest... probably the greatest catastrophe ever in this country. >> reporter: trump insists he isn't bming president george w. bush but arguing that soft immigration policy, poor intelligence coordination and lack of awareness made america lnerable. bush defended his brother and dismissed trump. >> across the spectrum of fofoign policy, mr. tru talks about things as though he's still on "the apprenticement" next week mr. trump is probably going to say fdr was around wn japan attacked pearl harbor. >> reporter: bush is trying to cash in n the controversy with th fund-raising appeal to fight back against trump, using an iconic picture of his brother ground zero shortly after the attack. on twitter bush called trump abrd and questioned his judgment to be president.
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ignoring government failures,s, concludidi republicans needed someone "tougher and sharper." trump has some interesting history on the issue of terrorism and warnings. in one of his books published in 2000, trump warned arica w ignoring the threat of terrorism d said a massive attack on o o shores was inevitable in part because "plenty of people would stand in line at a crack a a suicide mission within america." >> pelley: major garrett on the campaign for us tonight. thanks, major. well, folks in the northeast had to dig into their closets for wintnt coats this morning. it was 17 degrees in montpelier, vermont, 19 in massena, ne york, and autumneaves disasaeared in a blanknk et of lake-effect snow. they're digging out i southern california, too. last week six feet of mud covered highway 58 north of l.a.
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won't be melting away on its own. >> reporr: david quintana is seeing his truck for the first time in five days. >> i think it's going to be totaled. i think it going to have a lot of electrical problems and probablyome water in the tor. >> reporter: he was one of hundreds of people stuck on highway 58 when torrential rains hit the area. i turned and i looked and off the mountain there was just a river of water coming down. and i was really concerned that we were going to get washed away. >> reporter: moreehan 150 cars and trucks wewe towed, some to the mojave airport, where drivers scraped off mud and tried salvage what was inside. back on highway 58, transportation crews were scraping mud off the roads. debbieochrane and her daughter jessica mcdonel shot this video of the mudslide the fro inside their truck. luckily we weren furtherren where the cars were buried more. >> reporter: the pai waited arly 12ours insidid their
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>> the cars in front of us were floating around butching into each other. it was really scary and we were really lucky we didn't get as much damage as som of these other cars. >> reporter: there are still cars at this airirrt that need to bee pickeup or towed. crews right now are trying to scape up mud, nearly one million cubic yards of mud still out there on highway 58, enough to fill 305 olympic-sized pools. scott, they're hoping to do that by thursday of this w wk and open up the roads. >> pelley: mireya villarreal reporting for us tonight. mireya, thank you very much. well, open skies are becoming a problem, too. today the transportation department said it will require mo ownerss of recreational drones to register. kris van cleave reports. >> reporter: the number of drone complaints to the f.a.a. has surge from 238 for all of 2014 to 969 and counting so far this year. one of the biggest challenges is finding the operationor,
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make easier. transportati secretary antony foxx. how do you plan to e eorce this, particularly with people who already own dnes? what's their incentive? >> we would expect retroactive registration. there may be a grace period. the task force will hav to come up with this. >> reporter: how a a you going to enforce t tt? >> the signal we're sending today is when ynter international air space, this is a serious matter. this isn't riding your atv on you own property. >> reporter: a new task force will have just a month to recommenhow the system should work and which drones should be registered. >> wean't continueo vilify this technology. it's incredible. it will be a game changer in terms of the economy, in terms of eertainment. >> reporter: micha droback runs the small uav coalition. some of its memrs will be on the task force. can they d d that in aman? >> do iaveoncerns about how short the time line this is and what are the results?
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of course. >> reporter: secrery fox gave very few specifics about what the registr would look like.. scott, no informatatn on what information will be required or who will have access to it. >> pelley: kris van cleave in washington. thanks, kris. tonight israel is building walls to stop gun and knife attacks by palestinians. there have been weeks of renewed violence. barryetersen is there. >> reporter: it was murder at rand last nig at a bus station. [gunfire] the attacker and an israeli soldier were killed, as was hefftoom zoroom, an innocent african immigrant in israel looking for work. soldiers mistook him for an attacker and shot him. then he waseaten by isrlis who thought he was a terrorist. he later died at a hospital. the palestinians are calling this their days of rage, tree weeks of ongoing knife and gun attacks like this one in a tel aviv suburb last week.
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the attackers can move with ease since palestinian and israeli areas are often sidee byy side. israeli nava segev's balcony overlooks a palestinian nehborhood. being so close sometimes makes per home target. israeli police have jus divided the twtw areasith concrete barrier,ut that hasn't calmed her fraying nerves. >> we live with a feeling that any moment something can happen, and that's a terrible feeling. >> reporwer: same area, palestinian side, where hossein dad daoud, a retired school administrator, believes the palestinian attackers are lone wolves >> i don't believe that they have a leader for this. i think this is something individual. >> reporter: no one knows exactly what triggered the violence. scott, it may have been about the mosque inside the old city of jerusalem, and unfnfnded rururs that the isrsrlis were
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going to allow more accs to the jews and restrict how muslims could use it. >> pelley: barry petersen in the holy land for us tonight. barry, thank you. two more american chiren were killed by gunfire over thehe weekend. in chicago three year old ian sant yaw go was -- santiago was shot accidentally by his six-year-old brother by w a gun found on top of the refrigerator. e boy'sather is charged with felony child endangerment. and in hpstead new york, 12-year-old dejaoyner was hit in the head by a stray bullet fired from outside her home. police are investigating whether the gunfire was gang-related. what tdo abobo gun violence is the subject of our new series called "voices against violence." we're hearing from all sides of e issue. tonight the father of alison parker, a reporte for wdbj, our cbs s stion in roanokeke virginia, who was murdered
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alongside photographer adam ward. >> i'm andy parker. my dghter alin was a journalist that was murdered on live television, and that's why i haha joined this effort to change things in this country, because we are at war. have domestic terrorism. and through our grief, we take action. d the first thing i would do would be to iress upon the people that are pro gun that we're not trying the take their guns away. we're not trying to repea the second amendment. wean't do that. the nra pps millions and millions of dollars into campaigns, and it is all coming from gun manufacturers with the extreme portions and factions of the nra and the gun lobby, there is no middle ground. i'm going to be going out with the governor to call out these
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legislation to do ssible gun legislation. i believe thth if we are successful, and i think we will be, virginia's going to behe model for 2016 for the rest of th country, and they can look tohis state to see change coming. >> pelley: the view ofndy parker, the fatherf reporter alison parker. we have important news for women tonight. is any amount of alcohol safe when pregnant? and it+s cs versus dogs in a
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be considered safe." the risk increes as alcohol consumption increases. even one drink per day has been linked to delayed growth. even though these recommendations have been in place for 30 years, roughly 30% of women drink during pregnancy and 3% binge, four or more drinks at once. the effect, a recect study of first graders today 2.5% to 5% had evidence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. >> pelley: some doctors say if you want to have a glass of wine, have one glass of wine. is that not safe? >> reporter: scott, this report says there is no confirmed consensus about the dangers of an occasiona drink of alcohol, but i spoke to the lead author. she said, look, we know for a fact@that alcohol can have a toxic effect on the developing fetus, so she said,hy tak a chance? >> pelley: jon lapook, thanks very much. the reviews are in, but can you trust them?
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[bell tolls] but the thing's been slipping. it wasut a whole six seconds last summer. the guys who maintain it, like ian westworth, have been struggling to keep big ben on time, even using pennies as weights. >> by putting on or taking off a penny on the pend -- pendulum like this, you speed up or slow down the clock by two-fifths of a second in 24 hours. >> reporter: but now big ben is on borrowed time, so worn o it may have to be stopped and completely overhauled before the 14-foot long, 600-pound minute hands fall off because the bearings are shocked it would be like stopping the heartbeat of london says newspaper columnist quentin lett. >> this is like the marrow in our bones. >> repter: this clock. >> this clock. >> we expect all sorts of things. >> reporter: it would be like
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losing yet another oldld symbol of london. the much-loved hop-on, hop-off buses are gone to be replaced by these. the old red phone boxes are only keptround for the tourists since the advent of you know what, and london's famous black cabs are now threatened by uber. if big ben were to go... >> it woulde a calamity, a catastrophe, a disaster, and for thateasoi suspect they will find a wayround this. [bell t tls] >> reporter: but they're running out of time. mark phillips, cbs news, london. >> pelley: and that's our time tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. cbs 2 news, surrett ntenced. how much time he'll spend behind bars for leading police on chase which led to this horiffic crash. crash. us ...combattinan invasive insect.
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be a problem for cedar rapi for the next 20 plus years." new information on the spread of emerald ash borer and why ty officials are now *extra coerned. right w, now,a memeing is wrappingngp at the marion public library. the topic? concerns over a plan by governor branstad to privatize the state's medicaid program.state senator liz mathis held the "listening post". post".cbs 2 news reporter matt hammill was s there and is live with our top story. it's no secret - health - care costs are sky-rocketing. governor bran-stad's plan - to turn over med-i-caid rvic - - to private companies - could save tax-payers millions of dollars. dollars.but at this hearing - - that wrapped up a short time ago - senator mathis - wants to find out if there's also a huge** down - side. she and some other democrats are asking people to come foreward.she's concerned - that turning medi-caid over to four private - managed care
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