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? ? ?ni captioning sponsored by cbs >> dubois: hermine's knockout >> i can't see! >> dubois: florida's first hurricane in 11 years knocks out power for hundreds of thousands, then starts a holiday weekend trek up the east coast, 43p million people in its path. also tonight, what hillary criminal investigation of her e-mails. a former college swimming star gets out of prison after serving just three months for sexual assault. new photos reveal the wounds he received that night. and chloe's special guest for "show and tell." >> what brought me here today to talk to your class was an act of character.t >> dubois: steve hartman will
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this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> dubois: good evening. scott is off tonight. i'm maurice dubois, and this is our western edition. as the weekend is beginning in the east with a deadly storm. hermine made landfall this morning in northern florida as a hurricane, the first to hit that state since 2005. a man was killed by a fallen tree. tonight, hermine is a tropical with torrential rain, damaging wind and dangerous seas. we have a team on hermine's trail, beginning with omar villafranca in port richey, florida. >> reporter: hurricane hermine barreled into the sunshine state around 2:00 a.m. this morning. the deadly storm flooded entire neighborhoods. wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour snapped trees, one of which fell on top of a homeless man, killing him. nearly 300,000 people lost
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>> i don't know the condition of my house. d i don't know if it's flooded or if it isn't. it's really, really, really bad. like, i've never seen it thisd. bad before. >> reporter: here in pasco county, florida, 18 people had to be rescued from the rising waters, which had barely receded in some places. emergency management crews have been out all day. >> because you had high tide, heavy bands of rain and heavy wind. >> reporter: pasco county sheriff chris nocco. what do you tell people when >> so, we always tell people first and foremost, evacuate, get out of here, and then just try to go to higher ground. >> reporter: to give you an idea of how fast this water can move, about an hour ago, this part of the street was completely dry. now, the water is up to my knees, and there is more rain in the forecast. >> reporter: i'm mark strassmanr in charleston, south hermine lashed and slashed its
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overnight with 80-mile-per-hourh winds and crashing surf beforeur making its way up the atlantic coast. on skidaway island in savannah, a possible tornado strike spawned by the storm battered ao dozen homes in this subdivision. all that racket woke up neighbor tom woiwode. >> rumble like, as they say, a freight train, and then it was done. it looks like a big mower justai came through and mowed down the trees. >> reporter: if hermine strengthens again over the atlantic, up to 15 inches ofla rain could fall in southeasternu and mid-atlantic states over the weekend-- cities like charleston, south carolina. charleston mayor john tecklenburg: >> we're taking this storm very seriously. we are expecting serious winds, serious rainfall that can lead to flash flooding, trees being down, utilities being down. >> reporter: it's blustery here in charleston, maurice, wind
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packs a punch. >> dubois: mark strassmann for us tonight in charleston. eric fisher is chief meteorologist at our cbs station in boston, wbz. he's on the beach, awaiting the storm. eric, what's next? >> reporter: well, maurice, coastal communities from here in new england down to the mid- atlantic watching hermine's progress very carefully this weekend. there's a big complicating factor with this storm. so, today, it's been moving very quickly across the southeast,ry but look at the pattern as wess head into this weekend. big o over the top of the storm. that closes the escape hatch, if you will. it can't get out to sea, so it g slows down and then it stalls. in fact, if even drifts back to the west as we get into the day on sunday, at the same time re-intensifying. it may become a hurricane again as it nears the jersey shore. and it's not just this weekend but into monday, into tuesday, into wednesday and thursday. it's going to drift offshore, really churning up the ocean anu building some very large waves.s so, the bottom line is, from the
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significant beach erosion, some major coastal flooding ise bo possible, especially in new jersey. t maurice, it might be the worst flooding since sandy in 2012. >> dubois: meteorologist eric fisher along the shores of massachusetts tonight. hermine is disrupting travel plans for many of the more than 15 million americans who are flying this holiday weekend. all of the major airlines are dropping fees for changing d flights affected by the storm. on the roads, drivers are paying the lowest labor day gas prices since 2004, an average of $2.22 on the eve of the holiday, the f.b.i. released 58 pages of documents on its now-closed criminal investigation of hillary clinton's use of private e-mail servers while she was secretary of state. here's julianna goldman. >> reporter: during her 3.5-hour interview on july 2, f.b.i. investigators showed hillary clinton classified e-mails from her personal account while secretary of state, many she didn't remember.
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not be on an unclassified system and repeatedly said she reliede on state officials to use their best judgment when handling classified information. asked what "c" referred to one on e-mail, clinton stated she a did not know and could only speculate it was referencing paragraphs marked in alphabetical order. she questioned the classification level and said she saw the e-mail as a "condolence call." >> good morning. >> reporter: days later, the evidence clinton or her aides ath intentionally mishandled classified information, but director james comey was still >> they were extremely careless. >> reporter: today, the clinton campaign said the "materials made clear why the justice department believed there was no basis to move forward." but donald trump seized on the rare release of f.b.i.f documents, saying, "i really don't understand how she was able to get away from prosecution." while investigators said cyber attackers tried to gain access to clinton's server, the f.b.i. found no evidence they were successful.
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c the information on her server wasn't compromised, in part because they didn't have access to the 13 smartphones the reporp found clinton may have used. clinton's lawyers said theydn couldn't locate them. one aide recalled two timese where he destroyed old mobile devices by breaking them in half or hitting them with a hammer. the documents will also certainly give ammunition to trump and his supporters, who have been questioning clinton's health. she told investigators, mauricec that she couldn't recall every briefing she received at the end ten clinton was working less after her concussion and subsequent blood clot. >> dubois: julianna goldman in washington tonight. not only are trump and clinton disliked by many americans, a new poll today shows many voters are afraid of them. take a look. 80% of trump supporters say they'd feel scared if clinton won, and 62% of clinton supporters say they'd feel scared if trump won. trump has very little support among african americans, and
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>> reporter: great faith ministries international is onei of detroit's most prominent black churches... >> and lift up your faith right now. >> reporter: ...and bishop wayne jackson will interview donald trump tomorrow to set of testll his sincerity of his recentow outreach of african americans. he gave the "detroit free pressc a preview. >> i'm going to ask him if he's a racist. so many people think that's who you are. put it on the record, you know. >> reporter: that interview won't be seen for at least another week, and when it is, it local tv show. trump will also visit jackson's congregation that has about 3,000 members, though it's unclear if he will address them. according to the "new york times," the trump campaign has left little to chance in the q&a with the bishop, scripting both his questions and trump's answers beforehand to avoid strange digressions like this one in june. >> look at my african american over here. look at him.n
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white rallies with an unusual mix of sympathy and impatience. >> you're living in poverty. your schools are no good. you have no jobs. what the hell do you have to lose?f >> reporter: that kind of message from the man who led the birther movement against the first african american president has rubbed some people the wrong way. keith owens is the senior editor of the "michigan chronicle," an african american newspaper here in detroit. now, has there been much community reaction to trump's visit to detroit? >> oh, yeah, very much, very ng hasn't been too positive. >> reporter: why do you think that is? >> they think it's a joke. i mean, they know trump, theit things he has said, what he has stood for, and i think he's kind of using detroit as a prop. >> reporter: bishop jackson sait he understands the concerns oftr the community, but he stresses that tomorrow will be an engagement with trump, maurice, not an endorsement. >> dubois: dean reynolds in detroit tonight. today, the nonpartisan presidential debate commission announced the moderators for the
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over three weeks. each of the major broadcasts and cable networks will be represented. cbs news correspondent and cbsn anchor elaine quijano will moderate the debate between vice presidential candidates tim kaine and mike pence. former stanford swimmer brock turner was released from prison today. turner was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman at the university. his case drew national attention when he was sentenced to just six months. he served half of . john blackstone is in san jose. >> reporter: at 6:00 a.m., brock turner walked out of the santarn clara county jail into a crowd of cameras, reporters and protesters.s >> loser! >> reporter: turner said nothing as he climbed into the back of m waiting vehicle. county sheriff laurie smithhe opened his cell to cameras, saying he got no specialpe treatment but he did receive hate mail. >> we're done with him. he should be in prison right now, but he's not in our custody.
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he was captured as he sexually assaulted an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on the stanford campus. the former stanford swimmer could have gone to prison for six years. instead, he was sentenced to just six months by judge aaronto persky, himself a stanfordrs graduate and lacrosse player. ( cheers ) outside jail today, dozens continued their call for judge persky to be removed from the bench. stanford law professor michele dauber leads the recall campaign. >> judge persky bent over i backwards to grant turner probation. his victim did not receive justice. >> reporter: his victim, who remains anonymous, brought nationwide attention to the casi with a searing letter she read in court, telling turner: "one night of drink can ruin two lives, you and me.e you are the cause, i am the effect."wa >> when i was a freshman at cal, i was sexually assaulted on an off-campus trip. >> reporter: sophie karasek saw her own experience in the letter
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>> and i have just been completely blown away by how much the national discourse hase changed because of the powerful words of the survivor in thise case. >> reporter: turner is nowte expected to return to his homect in ohio, where he will have to register as a sex offender and spend three years on probation. the recall campaign against judge persky is running into some opposition. 40 law school professors are among those, maurice, who call it a threat to the rule of law.t >> dubois: john blackstone in san jose. thwe america's largest veterans' charity. wounded warrior project cut the executive staff by 50%. it is one of the several change outlined by the new c.e.o. his predecessor was forced out after a cbs news investigation that raised questions about how the charity was spendingity millions in donations. here's chip reid. >> i'll be damned if you'rebe going to take hardworking americans' money and drink it and waste it. >> reporter: iraq war veteran
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wounded warrior project, denouncing what he saw as lavish spending on staff parties and executive salaries. >> it was extremely extravagant, dinners and alcohol. >> reporter: other former employees were so fearful of retaliation, they asked us not to show their faces. >> a lot of the warriors that i saw needed mental healthrr treatment. they don't get that from wounded warrior project.t. >> reporter: after an internal investigation, the board ofhe directors fired c.e.o. stephen nardizzi, who had made parties, for focusing too much on fundraising rather than veterans' programs. >> i'm very lucky and honored to be here. >> reporter: six weeks ago, lieutenant general michael linnington, who fought in afghanistan and iraq, became c.e.o. and this week on "cbs this morning" announced a series of changes and promised c transparency. >> what i'm doing today is pledging to everyone my besto efforts, our best efforts tour squeeze every nickel of every donor dollar.
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project says it has also banned extravagant staff parties and will increase investment in inc mental health care. >> we're doubling down on thosen efforts because, indeed, that need is great and growing. >> reporter: donations tor: wounded warrior project have reportedly been down significantly ever since we exposed their extravagant spending. now, maurice, the new management hopes the changes they're makinh will help convince the public that they are back on track. >> dubois: chip reid in washington.. and we want to note that an executive of cbs corporation sits on the board of wounded warrior project. coming up next, mother teresa about to become a saint, but it's not without controversy. i d about con-artists committing medicare fraud... it made me so mad i wanted to give them the old one-two one, never give your medicare number to get a free offer or gift
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and presidents, queens and princesses. standing less than five feet tall, mother teresa was seen as a giant among those she served. the so-called "saint of the gutters" spent nearly half as" century helping the dying and destitute and was awarded theit nobel peace prize for her work.o but as a volunteer in 2008 at mother teresa's missionaries for charity, hemley gonzales saw a darker side. >> i saw things like nuns washing needles with tap water and reusing them on patients. i saw patients dying without proper diagnosis. >> reporter: today, gonzales runs his own aid group in kolkata, india, and is a vocal opponent of mother teresa'ser organization, pushing it for more financial transparency and better care. >> i think people don't understand the whole dynamic. t >> reporter: author susan conroy also volunteered at mother teresa's hospice. >> the home for the dying isn't
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those who had nowhere else to t go. >> reporter: conroy knew mother teresa for 11 years and wrote two books about the woman who she says inspired her to reach out and care for those who have no one. >> millions of lives throughout the world were touched by her for 50 years, you know, and we felt she was a saint all along. i... i personally looked at her like mother, and i called her, "mother." i'd say, "i love you, mother." i couldn't help it. ( laughs ), >> reporter: and now, motherug teresa will be officially known maurice, this is a woman who it was revealed in letters seenn after her death struggled with her own faith and her relationship with god. >> dubois: seth doane in romet. tonight. when we come back in just a moment, trapped for nine days, an earthquake survivor walksrv free on all four legs. legs. noooo... then if i want to come back again... yes! it's perfect. now that we've added adjustable base, my favorite part
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the changes you'll soon see.. and the price tag behind it.. next on 8 news now at six. ((christianne klein)) good afternoon, i'm >> dubois: we end tonight with a friendship spun out of gold. here's steve hartman "on the road." >> one, two, three. >> reporter: this week, two good friends, 46-year-old joe jacobi and seven-year got together for a little paddle down the chattahoochee river near atlanta, and anyone watching had to wonder what brought these two together? >> you couldn't have made this up. >> ( laughs ) >> reporter: it all began a couple of months earlier on dry land. chloe was out for a stroll with her dad, wayne, and, as usual, she was getting into everything. >> i had been telling her all day, "keep your hands off things." >> kicking the dirt. >> yeah.
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ha >> reporter: that's when chloe saw something shiny and picked it up. her dad was mad. >> but when i flipped it over, noticed that it said "barcelona, 1992." and i... i had just a strong feeling that this was that olympic gold medal.s >> new at 6:00, the theft of an olympic gold medal caught on video. >> reporter: like everyone elseo in atlanta, wayne had heard the news about the 1992 olympic 1 canoeist who had his gold medal stolen from his car. that canoeist? first of all, what are you doing carrying this thing around? >> i had taken this medal everywhere. i... i'm very casual with it. you kind of have to be if your goal is to share it. >> reporter: indeed, joe's medal had been one of the most shared on the planet. everyone he met got a chance to hold it. and thanks to the smiths...d >> i want to show you something. >> reporter: ...they still can. >> i actually won this gold medal., >> reporter: on monday, joe took the medal to chloe's school.
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he says it now has a better story and a much better moral. >> what brought me here today to talk to your class was an act of character, and this is what chloe and her family did. >> reporter: which leads us back to the chattahoochee. since returning the medal, chloe and joe have become fast friends. this is their second trip down the river, and they plan on many more, because joe may have lost an olympic medal, but he has clearly found something gold. steve hartman, "on the road" in atlanta, georgia. >> dubois: solid gold. that is the "cbs evening news," as we begin our 54th year as network television's first half- hour evening news broadcast.ur for scott pelley, i'm maurice dubois. have a good, and safe holiday weekend. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by
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>> and i'm denise valdez. las vegas is a major destination this labor day weekend... and visitors... as well as locals... will get a nice treat in the form of a slight cool down. tedd florendo is live in the arts district tonight... where first friday is underway.


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