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captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: trump lays out his first 100 days. >> we're going to have the biggest tax cuts since ronald reagan. >> pelley: but he has only 15 days left to save his campaign. >> leave here and vote. >> pelley: also tonight, the campaign takes another nasty turn. are tough.n are smar nasty women are smart. and nasty women vote. ( cheers and applause ) >> pelley: why pediatricians now advise sleeping in the same room with your infant for a year. can this bag save passengers from an in-flight fire? and chicago comes down with a fever fever of 108.
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this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. time is running out for donald trump. trailing in the polls with election day two weeks from tomorrow, 30 states are already voting. nearly five million ballots have been cast. early voting began today in parts of florida, a battleground state. and our cbs news poll finds trump down three points in florida, which he must win, which is why major garrett found him there today. >> leave here and vote. or we have wasted a hell of a lot of time, energy, and in my case a lot of money. >> reporter: donald trump put on a brave face in florida today, telling a roundtable with farmers he sees only sunshine. >> i think we're going to win florida big. so i actually think we're winning. >> reporter: trump's schedule
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at least seven florida stops in two days illustrate a desperate push for the state's 29 must- have electoral votes. trump routinely scoffs at polls showing him trailing. >> i don't believe the polls anymore. i don't believe them. i don't believe them. >> reporter: but trump today for the first time acknowledged what campaign advisers have known for days -- the odds are against him. >> i guess i'm somewhat behind in the polls, but not by much. >> reporter: that comment echoed by campaign mana >> we are behind. she has some advantages. >> reporter: trump is not only trailing in most battleground states. polls show him with surprisingly narrow leads in g.o.p. strongholds like texas, arizona, utah and georgia. >> on my first day in office, my administration will immediately pursue the following six measures. >> reporter: to build enthusiasm, trump now offers a blueprint for his first 100 days in office with tough new acts on immigration, free trade, ethics
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worker hiring freeze. trump's shallow poll numbers are a burden for republicans in tight senate races like marco rubio here in florida. scott, the key for rubio and other similarly situated republicans separate their message from trump's and deploy a get out the vote operationtana strong enough to withstand a possible trump blowout loss. >> pelley: major garrett, thanks. well, it's not over until it's over, but no candidate down this far this late has ever recovered. so now hillary clinton is turning her attention to helping other democrats. here's nancy cordes. >> reporter: clinton brought some of her biggest firepower to the smallest battleground state today, massachusetts senator elizabeth warren, who blasted trump for this comment. >> such nasty woman. >> reporter: in the last debate. >> on november 8th we nasty women are going to march our
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votes to get you out of our lives forever! >> reporter: clinton already leads by eight in new hampshire, but she went there anyway to help out governor maggie hassan, whose senate race is closer. >> unlike her opponent, she has never been afraid to stand up to donald trump. >> reporter: clinton has always been diligent about plugging even low-level democrats. >> your amazing lackawanna count recorder of deeds, evie rafalco. >> reporter: but as she pulls away from trump, she's shiftingo more of her time and focus tonte those down-ballot races, because democrats only need five seats to take control of the senate. >> so please, do the right thing and elect deborah ross. >> reporter: in las vegas, president obama followed clinton's lead. >> the other guy's supporting donald trump. what the heck? >> reporter: going after g.o.p. senate candidate joe heck.
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numbers are cratering, suddenly, no, i don't want to... i'm not supporting him. too late. >> reporter: clinton's focus on the senate races delight democrats, but it's also strategic. if she wins, she'll have a much better shot of enacting agenda if her party controls at least one house of congress. >> pelley: nancy cordes, thanks very much. well, investigators are still behind that cyber attack we told you about on friday that crippled some of the biggest sites on the internet, from amazon to twitter. jeff pegues has been looking into how that attack was possible and whether a similar assault could threaten the election. >> i think it was to demonstrate the power and capacity they have. >> reporter: adam meyer who works for internet security company crowdstrike says someone is sending a message. how could something like this impact an election? >> if you plan to be
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disrupt signals. it could be used to disrupt your website. you could use this to disrupt voting stations or the infrastructure involved in, you know, tallying votes or something like that. >> reporter: federal investigators believe the attackers used malware called "mirai" to infect people's devices in homes like thermostat, fitness trackers, even baby monitors. >> people tend to put these devices on. they want to use them as quickly and easily as possible. they don'tth of setting up unique passwords and unique user names. it becomes a nice victim for for these attackers to start looking for these devices and then to inject their own code into those devices. >> reporter: the mirai botnet then uses the devices to crash a server or web site by flooding it with data. >> if i ca >> if i call your phone from 1,500 different phones, it's going to eventually jam up your phone, right? so no legitimate calls can come through.
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responsibility for releasing the code, some of which is in russian. it included this sentence which says, "i love chicken nuggets." the hacker may have used that russian code to throw investigators off the track. scott, it takes time for cyber forensics experts to attribute cyber attacks of this scale. >> pelley: jeff pegues in our washington newsroom. jeff, thank you.l said california's highway patrol said today there is no indication that a busri before a terrible crash yesterday near palm springs. at 5:00 a.m., a bus returning from a casino slammed into the back of an 18-wheeler, which had slowed down because of construction. 13 people were killed, including the bus driver. 31 were hurt. in california, thousands of national guardsmen are being told that they have to return bonuses that they received for re-enlisting during the wars in iraq and afghanistan.
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>> i don't want to pay back something that i earned. >> reporter: robert d'andrea had just retired after serving nearly 22 years in the california national guard. he got a letter saying he needed to repay his $20,000 reenlistment bonus. >> they were giving bonuses away in droves and i signed the contract. i got the bonus. i upheld my end of the bargain. >> reporter: d'andrea had already served as an infantry commander in iraq when his term came up. the bonus helped him decidto the bonuses were meant for soldiers with high-demand assignments in units about to deploy. they were given to more than 10,000 soldiers, many by mistake. >> it is appalling and disgraceful. >> reporter: house majority leader kevin mccarthy is asking the defense department to stop the debt collection. >> they sacrificed, some unfortunately gave the ultimate sacrifice of life, and now they're going back after ten years?
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these people should be treated like heroes, not tax cheats. >> reporter: the payments came under scrutiny when it was discovered that california manager awarded more than $15 million to ineligible soldiers. she was sentenced to 30 months in prison. the guard told sergeant to return $20,000 and threatened to garnish his wages. he filed a federal lawsuit in february. >> i would like to see them forgive these mistakes that they made, that they blamed on the soldiers. all they did was raise their hand and swear an oath to that constitution. >> reporter: now, the defense department says soldiers can go through a formal review process to see if they'll have to repay the improperly awarded bonuses, but, scott, critics say that is an uncertain fight that these soldiers shouldn't have to take on. >> pelley: hard to see how it's the soldiers' fault. jan crawford, jan, thank you. tonight u.s. forces in iraq are facing stiff resistance from
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forces are helping iraqi and kurdish troops in an attempt to retake iraq's second largest city, mosul. after a week, the force is ten miles from mosul, and holly williams is with them. [gunfire] >> reporter: the iraqi military told us they'd liberated the town of hamdaniya, but we arrived to find the streets still ringing with gunfire. in some places isis has launched surprise attks iraqi forces think they're in control. that's troops now shoot at anything that moves. [gunfire] this used to be a christian town of 50,000 people, but its residents all fled isis, and now it's shattered and deserted.al d lieutenant general ryaad jalal tawfiq insisted that his soldiers were only fighting
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[gunfire] that sounds like quite a lot of resistance, i have to tell you. "no," he said, "this is the military way. they're just clearing the area." another nearby christian town, bartella, has also been retaken. we were there two years ago, just before isis seized the town, meeting the local men who were trying to protect it and visiting the church where we found them praying in aramaic, the language spoken by jesus. this is the same church today, charred and desecrated. in hamdaniya, these christian militiamen have come back to help secure their town. one of them is hussam salim, who told us he kissed the ground
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"thank god we're back," he told us. "even if i die here now, it doesn't matter." holly williams, cbs news, hamdaniya, near mosul. >> pelley: today a small plane en route to a surveillance mission over the mediterranean crashed on take-off in malta. it burst into flames. there it is right there in the center of the screen. five people on board were killed. they were french defense workers headed back to libya to track human and drug smuggling. no word on what caused the crash. safety of airliners has come into question after a number of phones and other devices with lithium ion batteries have caught fire. now some airlines are adopting new emergency equipment, and kris van cleave gives us an early look. >> reporter: this demonstration
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ion battery is put in a fire resistant bag. >> open the bag. fireproof gloves are in the bag. don the gloves. >> reporter: thomas connolly's company makes the hot stop. inside, several heat-resistant materials, including one that can withstand temperatures up to 3,200 degrees. >> it will explode. there will be noise. there will be a boom, but it will be within this bag. it could blow up like a beach ball, but it will be contained. >> reporter: so it's layer after layer of... >> fireproof componeho that to let it burn itself out. >> we had a sales device that caught on fire. >> reporter: after a credit card heater overheated on this flight a year ago, the airline joined virgin america in putting the bags on all plane, and following the ban of samsung note 7 devices, like this one that started smoking on a plane earlier this month, delta and other carriers are now looking at the technology. andy schneider is alaska's vice
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>> when a battery starts to implode on itself, it continues until all of the chemical has run out. so it does take a lot of liquid in order to make sure that we try to reduce the heat. they get hot and they burn very fast and it can be for quite a long period of time. >> reporter: but the federal aviation administration has concerns about the bag, warning in a 2009 safety alert saying transferring a burning appliance into a bag could be hazardous. regulators say airline crews should avoid touching the burning device and instead try to put it out with water or a chemical fire suppressant.nd thn alaska trains its crews to first douse a flaming device and then put it into the containment bag. scott, that bag is then put in a bathroom away from passengers to give pilots time to safely land. >> pelley: kris van cleave for us tonight. kris, thank you. coming up next on the "cbs evening news," new advice for parents that could mean a big change at bedtime. and long-suffering cubs' fans
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the thinking is that parents may be more likely to feed, monitor and comfort their baby if they're in the same room. >> pelley: what else can parents do? >> reporter: parents can give their babies pacifiers. they can breast-feed. make sure they're up to date on immunization, practice tummy time and avoid smoking and alcohol. one of the nice things about these recommendations is that you're realistic about parenting. you're exhausted in the middle of the night and you take your baby to a couch or armchair. the baby could get wedged or trapped there. they would prefer you fall asleep in your own bed and put the baby back in their crib or bassinet. >> pelley: dr. tara narula, thank you so much for staying us with. with. and coming up next, we'll say
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>> reporter: chicago is running a fever these day, cubs' fever. from the water at daily plaza turning cubbie blue to the art institute lions and their new cat, the city is swooning. >> it's a new feeling. we've never been here before. >> it's awesome. let's go, cubs. >> reporter: the grass at the friendly confines includes an insignia that induces a double take. seeing this sign means the cubs have replaced ld ordinarily 108 years without a title is not grant, but to grant de porter, that number, the cubs and history are all perfectly aligned. >> the cub games are broadcast from the top of the tower, which is 108 stories tall. >> reporter: de porter runs harry caray's restaurant group. he says that's good news for the
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baseball to the 108 pitches in john leicester's last win, to pitcher kyle hendrick's birthday. >> december 7, 1989. 12 plus 7 plus 89 equals 108. >> reporter: are you certain that 108 equals success? >> yes. >> reporter: it couldn't be a big curse right? >> no, no, no. >> reporter: by the way, for the cubs' last trip to the world series in 1945, which they lost, tickets went for about $6 or $80 today. if you want tickets to this year's, it will cost you an average of about $5,000, but they are selling. after all, these are the cubs. this could be a once in once-in- a-lifetime experience. dean reynolds, cbs news, chicago. >> pelley: once-in-a-lifetime or more. and that is 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
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all day... after some pretty heavy rain overnight. it made for an ugly commute to work this morning.. and may make for a tough commute home tonight too. katie boer is in the weather center for tedd -- tonight. ((katie boer)) feeling more like fall around southern nevada...with the wind and the rain and a number of embedded thunderstorms. ................. our rain and storm threat for dive after 4pm -- down to only a 20% chance of rain/storms. ................ showers and isolated thunderstorm activity will become more scattered this afternoon/ evening and gradually diminish from

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