tv CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley CBS October 5, 2016 5:30pm-6:00pm PDT
captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: florida's governor says, "leave now." residents begin fleeing the coast. >> this could be the biggest evacuation ever. >> pelley: as the hurricane now battering the caribbean takes aim at the u.s. southeast. also tonight, trump weighs in on his running mate. >> mike pence an >> pelley: now a replacement samsung phone starts smoking, forcing the evacuation of a jetliner. shades of snowden. a new n.s.a. security breech, a contractor is arrested for allegedly taking secret documents. and a new beginning for a wounded warrior. >> i'm just grateful that i'm going to have this opportunity to be able to hold somebody's
this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. one of the most powerful hurricanes in nearly a decade is on its way to the southeast. watches and warnings are up from the southern tip of florida up the atlantic coast to south carolina. 500,000 people are being urged to move inland. airlines are canceling hundreds of flights, and amtrak is shutting down service in the southeast. hurricane matthew, a category three storm with winds as high as 120mph, is blamed for as many as 25 deaths in haiti and the dominican republic. we have a team of correspondents on this story, and first we will go to omar villafranca in the bahamas. >> reporter: the outer bands of hurricane matthew are starting to pound the island of exuma here in the bahamas, but across the caribbean sea, people in
from the powerful storm. in les cayes, haiti, 145mph winds left a path of destruction. the hurricane destroyed hundreds of homes and flooded the streets. the storm toppled trees and knocked out power and communications to large parts of the island nation. a major bridge was destroyed byb floodwaters, cutting off access and aid to residents on the western tip of the island. thousands of people are now without shelter. in the eastern tip of cuba, the storm slashed through and flattened homes in the city of baracoa. here in the bahamas, residents are boarding up and bracing for matthew as the storm now takes aim at the island. nassau resident andy gill stocked up on food and otherl supplies. he plans to ride out the hurricane at home. >> my stomach tells me that this
everything works out best for us. >> we haven't seen the full force yet. >> reporter: on the small island of exuma, radio d.j. gigi percentie was still broadcasting, warning island dwellers about the hurricane. gigi plans to leave the radio booth for shelter before the storm hits. >> reporter: i'm manuel bojorquez in florida.'m >> the state's first mandatory evacuation happened along the coast east of orlando, where storm surge is expected to reach three to five feet. governor rick scott said an unprecedented number of evacuees could follow. >> protecting life is the number-one priority right now. if matthew directly impacts florida, there will be massive destruction that we haven't seen in years. >> reporter: the last category three or higher hurricane to hit florida was wilma in 2005. so there is concern that some vulnerable communities have grown complacent. throughout south florida today, it appeared people were heeding
for gas and propane. inside, store shelves quickly ran bare. the dania beach grill is already closed. th kathleen lecourt is the manager. is there anything in particulary about this storm that made you decide to close up now? >> it keeps jogging east and west, and it just doesn't seemem like it knows which direction it's going, so we decided to keep everyone safe we would close. >> reporter: nearby, we noticed lifeguard michael huck helping dig up one of the towers. >> during high tide the water will be way up. it will be a lot of force against these towers. >> reporter: and the only way to >> dur get them to higher ground was by crane. crews also set up these barriers to help contain the storm surgeu already 500 national guard troops are on stand-by for search and rescue. scott, officials are urgingg people here to evacuate as soon as possible to avoid endangering themselves and those first responders. >> pelley: manuel bojorquez on the florida coast.
meteorologist at our cbs station wbz in boston. eric, where is this headed? >> reporter: well, scott, the last time a storm category three or stronger hit the united states, twitter did not exist, iphones did not exist, 4,000 days ago. that's a record streak. sadly, it look like that may end. matthew is strengthening again tonight, moving off toward the west, we have hurricane warnings extending across a large portion of the florida coast and tropical storm warnings further inland. they extend down toward the keys. here's a look at some of the potential wind gusts as we hea as we head into thursdayay evening, stronger winds startin, to approach the coastline. already very destructive winds across the bahamas. as we head into the overnight, look at the winds now gusting over 100mph at the coast, and they'll work their way up the coastline. big thing here is where exactly big thin will that center go? if it's inland, it brings all this most destructive wind inland. if it stays just offshore, 20 miles could make a big difference here, scott. and it moves toward the carolinas by the weekend. >> pelley: and it could still strengthen. eric fisher, thank you very much.
about 37 million people watched the vice presidential debate last night moderated by our elaine quijano. that's roughly half as many as the clinton-trump debate last week and about half as many as the 2008 biden-palin face-off, which set the record for a vice presidential debate. here's nancy cordes. >> some people think i won. [cheering] >> reporter: mike pence basked in the limelight today, and so did his rug >> mike pence did an incredible job, and i'm getting a lot of credit because that's really my first so-called choice. that was my first hire. >> reporter: trump said pence kept his cool through 90 minutes of incoming fire. >> both donald trump and mike pence want to get rid ofri birthright citizenships. he's trying to fuzz up what donald trump said. donald trump is avoiding paying taxes. >> reporter: the strength of tim kaine's attacks were diluted somewhat by the sheer numbers of
>> you are donald trump's apprentice. >> did you work on that one a long time? >> reporter: pence and kaine came into the debate with specific goals and stuck to them. pence wanted to serve as a calming counter-weight to his unpredictable running mate. >> her name is alicia machado. >> reporter: and to make some points trump missed in his debate. >> the reality is when she was secretary of state, senator, come on, she had a clinton foundation accepting contributions from foreign governments. >> reporter: kaine wanted to prove that some of trump's uncomfortable. >> when donald trump says mexicans are rapists and criminals, i can't imagine how you can defend that. >> you whipped out that mexican thing again. >> reporter: first thing this morning, the clinton campaign released a compilation of six times last night that pence tried to rewrite's trumpf six history. >> more nations should get nuclear weapons. don't try to defend that. >> he never said that. >> wouldn't you rather in a certain sense have japan have nuclear weapons.
>> reporter: the v.p. debate was a big shot in the arm for republicans, who have watched trump's poll numbers slide all week, but, scott, both sides acknowledge that round two between clinton and trump, just four days from today, will likely have a far more profound impact on this race. >> pelley: nancy cordes, thanks. now let's go to john heilmann, co-managing editor of bloomberg politics. john, pence the perceived winner, but did kaine do what he needed to do? >> i think the clinton campaign between tim kaine and donald trump. so even though kaine had some problems stylistically, especially in the early going, the clinton campaign was happy with the degree to which he mercilessly savaged donald trump and got a lot of the negative information they want out there in the ecosystem out on that stage last night. i think they were quite happy with how he did. >> pelley: and the next presidential debate is this sunday in prime time. we'll carry it right here on cbs, but this will be very
with questions from the audience. how will that play to the strengths and weaknesses of trump and clinton? >> in some ways it's a more complicated debate. real people ask the questions.pl you also have the situation where both candidates are free to roam out away from their podiums. that will create some interesting physical dynamics, potentially some interesting gender dynamics. neither one of these candidates is particularly well suited to this format. donald trump has barely ever done it. hillary clinton has done a bit of i but it will be intriguing to see how they manage the challenges here. hillary clinton certainly preparing for it more assiduously in a more formal, rigorous way than trump, but it's possible that either one of them could turn out to be unexpectedly great in this kind of unusual format. >> pelley: the insights of john heilmann, bloomberg politics. john, great to have you with us again. >> thanks, scott. >> pelley: and a reminder, cbs news live coverage of the next clinton-trump debate will begin sunday evening at 9:00 eastern
today in a case that recalls edward snowden, a contractor for the national security agency has been charged with stealing vital secrets. our homeland security correspondent jeff pegues is following this. >> reporter: law enforcement sources say the first sign of a security breech at the n.s.a. came in mid-august when someone posted highly sensitive secrets about the agency's cyber tools. experts say the post includeds o coer major cyber targets like foreign governments. at first a cyber attack by another country was suspected, but soon investigators zeroed in on n.s.a. contractor harold martin iii. in late august, police converged on his maryland home. glenn bond lives down the street. >> f.b.i. jackets all over the place, state troopers. >> reporter: according to the criminal complaint unsealed today, the f.b.i. searched the house, car and two storage
investigators say they found hard copy documents and digital information stored on various devices with markings indicating that they contained highly classified and top-secret information that if made public could cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security of the united states.ecur martin's wife deb was at the house today. >> i have absolutely no comment on the matter. i am standing by my husband. i love him very much. veteran, was employed by defense contractor booz allen hamilton, the same company that hired edward snowden. in 2013, he leaked classified secrets about u.s. global and domestic surveillance methods. it is considered one of the most damaging security breaches in decades. according to the court papers, martin admitted that he took thn documents, but, scott, his attorney says there is no evidence his client intended to betray his country, and he has devoted his entire career to
>> pelley: jeff pegues in the washington newsroom. jeff, thank you. well, today an airliner was evacuated when a new samsung phone began smoking in ag in a passenger's pocket. samsung has been recalling its phones because of battery fires, but it appears that this phone is one of the replacements that are supposed to be safe. here's our transportationpondenr correspondent kris van cleave. >> reporter: that smoke came pouring from this samsung galaxy note 7 smartphone, forcing southwest flight 994 to baltimore to be evacuated as it sat on the gate at louisville. brian greene says he just turned the phone off and put it in his pocket. >> i heard some popping that sounded like a ziploc bag popping open. i looked around to see what that was and there was smoke billowing, just pouring out ofpn
>> reporter: passenger ta'neaka lindsay. >> someone yelled out, "the phone is on fire." the first thing that came thee mind is the recall on the samsung phone. >> reporter: samsung has recalled more than two million of the galaxy phones made before september 15th. there have been at least 92 reports in the u.s. of the phone's lithium-ion battery overheating, resulting in of burns and 55 cases of property damage, including fires to cars and a garage. airlines have been asking passengers traveling with a note 7 not to charge the phone and to keep it turned off while on board. a check of the serial number on green's phone showed it is not part of the current recall. >> there's something else going on. they need to look a little deeper into it. >> reporter: green says this phone was a replacement for his previous device, which had been recalled.be that's a potentially troubling that's a potentially tro
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granite falls high school is the latest, forfeiting its game, scheduled for this friday. athletic director joey johnson. >> we made a decision based on the health and welfare of our kids. that's really what it comes down. to that's our first priority. >> reporter: archbishop murphy isn't just big, some of its players are the size of college and even professional players. there are six weighing at least 250 pounds, including three over 300 pounds. just one granite falls playeral weighs 250. >> it's a physical game. our kids and parents are concerned about getting hurt. bottom line. >> your friday game has been forfeited to me doesn't really ring true to what we're trying to teach our young adults here. >> reporter: jerry jensen is archbishop murphy's headch football coach. >> this is their opportunity to face adversity, power through it, and it will serve them well in their life. >> reporter: players like lineman jackson yost, 6'3", 265 pounds, just want to play.
schools do. we just have to focus on what we need to do to prepare for the next upcoming game. >> reporter: that's if there is a next game. one reason the players are so big here may be becausecaus archbishop murphy can recruit from around the region. public schools simply cannot, so there is a growing call around the league here for this schoolg to move to a higher division. essentially, scott, they're saying, "go pick on someone your own size." >> pelley: carter evans, thank you very much. when we come back, a farewell fit for a superhero. fit for you two had been through everything together. two boyfriends, three jobs... you're like nothing can replace brad. then liberty mutual calls... and you break into your happy dance. if you sign up for better car replacement?, we'll pay for a car that's a model year newer with 15,000 fewer miles than your old one.
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david martin now on the marvel of medicine that has given this veteran a new beginning. >> reporter: six years after he lost all of his limbs to an explosion in afghanistan, john peck appeared in public for the first time with human arms. he began by thanking the family of an unknown young man who in death donated those arms. >> i will tell you this: your loved one's death will not be for nothing. every day that i look down at th through the pain, ably never give up. >> reporter: peck, a formerk, marine, is one of only 25 people in the entire world to receive a double arm transplant. >> as you can see, the counter- top is lowered. >> reporter: when we talked to him before the operation, he was counting on it to free him from a life in which everything was difficult. >> i can't make sandwiches. sandwiches is too much work, hands-on stuff, like opening up
waiting list for nearly two years while dr. simon talbot searched for a donor. >> he's going to be living withg these arms hopefully for thee ay rest of his life. we want to make sure that's thee best match we can get for him. >> reporter: the operation at brigham and women's hospital in boston took 14 hours, arms from the donor who had been declared brain dead 36 hours earlier werr rushed in to be attached to peck's stumps. you can see the hands turn pink and come back the life. >> here we go. look at that. pulse. perfect. this may be just the very beginning of it. after surgery he's got months and months and months of physical therapy and rehabilitation. >> bring your arm up straightm out in front. >> maximum effort. >> reporter: before peck can use those arms, nerves have to grow down to his new fingertips, a slow and sometimes painful process. for now the arms are in braces to protect them from strain.
along the way his body will tryn to reject his arms. >> any day my body can say, nope, not having it, and go back to brigham and get my arms amputated even higher than i was before. that's the head of the bed. >> reporter: but everyday tasks are now within his reach. >> i'm just grateful that i'm going to have this opportunity to be able to hold somebody's hand again, to possibly be ablen to fulfill my dreams, my lifelong dreams. >> reporter: his dream is to become a chef, but he already has a fiancee to hold his hand. david martin, cbs news, boston. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
((dave courvoisier)) as the polls tighten in nevada... donald trump makes stops across the state today... trying to regain some momentum in this swing state. thanks for joining us... i'm dave courvoisier. ((denise valdez)) >> and i'm denise valdez. the "real clear politics" average of polls shows hillary clinton with a slim lead over donald trump in nevada over the past month. politics now anchor patrick walker is in t more on trump's efforts to swing the state from blue to red. ((patrick walker)) >> hillary clinton's lead in that average of polls is less than a point -- 0.8 percent. statistically... that's a tie... but for trump... it's momentum lost after he led in the polls for two straight weeks. trump played heavily to what supporters call his two strongest points -- immigration and the economy. on the economic front... trump blasted hillary clinton for wanting to raise taxes and add regulations... while he wants to slash both. he also vowed to bring american
something that has drawn strong criticism from the clinton camp over the past two months... because much of trump's clothing line is manufactured overseas. trump also responded to attacks from clinton regarding his relationship with russia and vladamir putin.: ((donald trump/(r) presidential candiate: "we'll see, maybe we'll have a good relationship, maybe we'll have a horrible relationship, maybe we'll have a relationship right in the middle, i can say this, if we got along with russia, and russia went along with us and knocked the hell out of isis, that's okay ((patrick walker)) trump went on to reinforce his stance on immigration... promising to build the wall and deport criminal aliens... of which he estimated there are over 2 million. he also said hillary clinton has done nothing for the latino community and african americans... saying she only panders for their votes and then ignores them. ((patrick walker)) >> there's still a lot more to discuss. coming up at 6:30.. steve sebellius joins me and