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>> glor: tonight donald trump p ys he has nothing to apologize for, telling cbs news he would be "phenomenal" to the women if elected president. a man in the country illegally is charged with rape and deadly assault of a 64-year-old woman in california. new video of the moments just before an unarmed black teenager was shot dead in texas. and the sudden passing of a football and broadcasting legend. frank gifford gone at 84. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> glor: hi, everyone, i'm jeff glor. this is the western edition of the broadcast. donald trump says he doesn't demean women, he will defend them. the man leading republican polls spent another day leading all political headlines. we start with julianna goldman in washington, dc.
>> i will be phenomenal for the women. i want to help women. >> reporter: making the rounds on most of the sunday shows, donald trump was defiant and dismissed the firestorm surrounding his rhetoric toward women. >> i just want to get on with the rest of the sentence. blood was pouring, i was going to say nose or ears. >> apologize when i'm wrong but i haven't been wrong. i have women-- i have thousands working for me right now doing phenomenally well. >> reporter: the one network where he didn't appear, fox news. but debate moderator megyn kelly did respond to the flurry of controversy. >> he felt attacked. it wasn't an attack. it was a fair question. >> reporter: even though the fallout has cost trump his top political advisor and at least one appearance before isnservative activists, the republican front-runner's rivals have been struggling to respond without alienating voters. >> no, i just don't want to be negative. >> reporter: some seem to be wary of kicking the hornet's nest. >> i've made a decision here with donald trump. nf i comment on everything he says, i mean my whole campaign will be consumed by it.
>> i don't think that's our role. i think our role is to run for president. it's the voters' role to determine who they connect to. >> reporter: others are indressing trump head on, knowing that the insults that await. >> the kind of rhetoric we've heard of late from mr. trump just is not appropriate in the presidential election. >> i'm not going to be quiet. i'm going to call out mr. trump or anybody else. >> they were completely inappropriate and offensive comments. period. >> 24 million people was not there to watch carly fiorina or jeb bush. that or lindsay graham, perry of tech as started attacking me quite viciously and he went down in the polls. t reporter: donald trump made a point of attacking carly fiorina again today tweeting that he gets a headache from listening to her and she has zero chance of winning. jeff, some republican campaigns are especially frustrated because they say it doesn't matter if trump is winning or losing, he's still dominating the discussion. >> glor: julianna goldman in ulc., thank you very much.
police in santa maria, california, say a man who was in the country illegally is now charged with another suspect in the rape and deadly attack of a 64-year-old woman. as chris martinez reports, the case is adding fuel to the pbate over immigration policy. >> reporter: marilyn pharis was home alone asleep when police say she was sexually assaulted, strangled and beaten in the head with a hammer. she died a week later. one of her alleged attackers is 29-year-old victor ramirez, in the u.s. illegally, in trouble previously with the law. ramirez was arrested six times in the last 15 months. in may of last year, he was with yharged with felony assault with intent to commit sexual assault. officials would not say why those charges were downgraded to misdemeanor battery. he was given probation. other drug possession and weapons charges followed, all misdemeanors.
and then >> two weeks before this murder, santa maria police officers arrested him for possession of meth. >> reporter: santa maria police chief says federal immigration officers wouldn't take him and he had few other options. >> you know what we had to do, we had to cite him out. heat's the problem with the thstem. ahis is not just in santa maria, this is all over the state of california and all over the united states. t reporter: this case comes just a month after a similar murder in san francisco caused national outrage. the man accused of killing kathryn steinle had been deported five times and had been arrested again before the murder but was still not turned over to immigration authorities. martinez ramirez had never been deported and was never convicted of a felony. those are critical factors that determine whether an immigrant can be detained. f ief martin says gaps in the system are what lead to this murder. >> i am not remiss to say that from washington d.c. to sacramento there is a blood trail into the bedroom of marilyn pharis. >> reporter: martinez-ramirez will be arraigned later this week. chris martinez, cbs news, l.a.. >> glor: the investigation into the deadly shooting of an an
unarmed black teen in texas. the f.b.i. is now involved and newly released surveillance video shows what happened just before. here is jericka duncan. >> reporter: christian taylor's bizarre behavior lasted more than 20 minutes. this edited video shows the 19- year-old stepping over a locked gate just before 1:00 friday morning. s nutes later, he banged his fist against the window of this ford mustang, then climbed up on the hood and stomped on the windshield until he was able to slide into the car. security alarms warned taylor he was being watched but that did not stop him. he walked back to his jeep and rammed it through the gate. police arrived about two minutes later. 49-year-old officer brad miller walked up to the building, but disappeared from the camera's view. more officers followed. arlington police chief will johnson. >> during this arrest, there was a confrontation between officers and mr. taylor which lead officer brad miller to discharge
his weapon, striking mr. taylor. we also know that a taser was discharged during the encounter by the second officer in the building. >> reporter: officer miller who has been with the department one year fired four rounds. the medical examiner says taylor died from being shot in the neck, chest and abdomen. the sophomore at angelo state university played football. >> you train to take down, as a police officer you train to take down with your hands. >> reporter: police say they have not interviewed officer miller yet. one of the dealership's owners horren lancaster who released surveillance video told cbs news, "i released it because i thought it was the right thing to do. i do not have cameras inside the building since problems at a car dealership are theft on the lot. this is a terrible situation. but i have no idea what happened inside." arlington police say this was the first time officer miller
used his weapon, and jeff, they say he was nearing the completion of his field training program. >> glor: jericka, thank you. today marks one year since michael brown was killed during a confrontation with a police officer in ferguson, missouri. the shooting sparked riots across the country and put police tactics in the spotlight. don champion is in ferguson tonight. >> it is time for us to not seek anstice but demand justice. >> reporter: a year later, the anger in ferguson is still raw. >> don't put your mic in my mouth and think i'm going to be up here playing with y'all. >> reporter: more than a thousand gathered sunday where michael brown, jr. was killed by a white police officer last august. brown's father told the crowd the pain has not eased. >> the biggest question always isked to me is you how i feel. i think that's just the dumbest question you can ever ask me. >> reporter: the family then fad a four and a half minute long moment of silence. >> one. >> reporter: each minute for the number of hours brown's body laid on the ground.
the officer involved in the shooting was cleared of any wrongdoing. the case exposed the deep mistrust between the community and the police force, the papartment of justice later found routinely discriminated against minorities. >> a hard part with me trying to convince my peers they are that all police are not bad and there are some good police officers. >> reporter: frankie edwards grew up in the area. we spoke with him last october when many in the media and activists had turned their attention away from ferguson. today, he's more optimistic. >> change is happening. it takes one day at a time. >> reporter: the efforts by local police to bridge the divide are evident, throughout protests this weekend officers have been seen engaging the public. missouri state police captain ron johnson was tapped with trying to calm the arrest in the months after brown's death. he says officers have more work to do. >> i just tell people it's going to take time. we're a year later. we haven't gotten there. >> reporter: the crowds are expected to gather here along
west florence avenue tonight. it is the same strip that saw ehose violent clashes between clice and protesters after brown's killing. jeff, tonight brown's family is calling for peace to prevail. >> glor: thank you. rescue operations are underway in mainland china in the wake of a giant tropical storm. heavy wind and rain from the remnant of typhoon soudelor triggered landslides, destroyed homes and left millions without power. at least 22 are dead or missing in taiwan and china. yew resources from the united states air force are in turkey ready to fight isis. the detachment including six f- figalcon fighter jets and 300 troops arrived today. it will be based in the southern part of turkey and will launch attacks on isis targets in nearby syria. mustard-colored water containing heavy metals is still pouring from an abandoned mine in colorado. the spill has affected rivers that provide water for millions in the west. the latest now from maria villa real. >> reporter: waste water continues to drain from the gold
inng mine in silverton, colorado four days after the contamination. the epa confirms it's flowing out at a rate of about 500 gallons per minute. that yellow water laced with arsenic, lead and other heavy metals reached new mexico this weekend. experts are still analyzing the waters to determine what the environmental and health impacts might be. this spill happened when an epa supervised cleanup crew accidentally breached a debris damn near the mouth of this mine nleasing more than one million gallons of sludge. in new mexico, officials in the cities of aztec and farmington shut down the san juan river's access to water treatment plants. residents there have a 90 day supply of water. new mexico governor suzanna martinez criticized the epa over pas handling of the spill. >> it's completely irresponsible for the epa not to have informed the state of new mexico immediately. >> reporter: professor bazu is a
geochemist with the university of texas in arlington. he says the large amounts of metal in the water can be dangerous for humans and animals. >> every metal that we have found, toxic metals in water is bad for our system. >> reporter: the epa plans to atntinue treating the drainage that is coming out of the mine site. they will also be doing more testing at the river and will publish that data as it becomes available. as a precaution, they are also providing private well owners with drinking water. maria villa real, cbs news, dallas. >> glor: we learned late today of the death of a football and broadcasting legend. the family of frank gifford says he died at his home in connecticut of natural causes. he was 84 years old. gifford was born in santa monica, california, and became an all-american halfback at usc. >> for an impossible catch by frank gifford. ed hlor: after he was drafted he became an eight-time pro bowler at three different positions. both on offense and defense.
he spent his entire career with the new york giants and was named the league mvp after leading his team to a championship in 1956. when his playing career was over, he became a sports broadcaster. first with cbs and then with abc on "monday night football" until 1997. over the years he also had some success in hollywood, mostly cameos playing himself. after two failed marriages, in 1986 he married kathie lee gifford, a current nbc "today show" co-host. the family's statement in part said, "we rejoice in the extraordinary life he was e ivileged to live and feel grateful and blessed to have been loved by such an amazing human being." in addition to kathie lee, gifford is survived by five children, and five grandchildren. up next here, 70 years after the atomic bombings in japan, an update on the health study that followed. and, a woman's historic swim in shark infested waters when the "cbs evening news" continues. the cbs evening news continues.
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>> glor: in japan today, the city of nagasaki marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing with a somber ceremony. in august of 1945, u.s. planes dropped two atomic bombs in three days, killing more than 200,000 people in nagasaki an hiroshima. it was the only time nuclear weapons were used in war. soon after americans started working with the japanese to collect data. seth doane tonight on one of the longest running health studies ever. >> reporter: every two years takeshi yamane comes for a checkup. he was just seven when the was dropped a mile and a half from his elementary school. everything simply went dark, he remembered. it was like being inside a cloud of black smoke. shielded from the blast by a building, yamane survived. ug was first brought for medical evaluation in 1948. today the retooled radiation tifects research foundation is funded by america and japan. >> what we learn here can be
applied to everyone around the world. >> reporter: epidemiologist eric grant is studying 93,000 survivors. what is so unique about what you have stored here? >> we have the radiation dose. we have what they died of, when they got sick, our clinic has information about what diseases they suffered from. so together, this forms an incredibly rich set of data to study radiation effects. >> reporter: it's still a mystery why they are seeing survivors dying of heart disease in addition to cancers. the answer may lie in these freezers where more than 900,000 biosamples are stored from survivors of the hiroshima and nagasaki bombings. scientists here help set global radiation exposure limits for x- rays, airplanes, even nuclear workers. harry cullings is chief statistician. >> everything from medical exposure to occupational exposure in the workplace to the
limits that are put in place for astronauts, all of those things are based on the contribution to science from this group of people. >> reporter: takeshi yamane has been diagnosed with two types of cancer. the scientists here say that humanity owes a debt of gratitude because you all are willing to be a part of these tests. it's strange to say it's an honor, he said, but if our data is of use, i'm gratified. the foundation has now been asked to study a much more recent nuclear disaster, tekushima. applying lessons from the last 70 years. seth doane, cbs news, hiroshima, japan. >> glor: up next, can you hear them now? verizon customers will be iglking about big changes ahead. changes ahead. steady is exciting. only glucerna has carbsteady, clinically proven to help minimize blood sugar spikes.
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>> glor: we close tonight with the story of a baseball player in a unique situation. he is trying to make his case ir a place in a major league ball field while also preparing for the battlefield. dre's don dahler. >> this will be the third appearance for him. >> reporter: alex robinett is a hard-throwing right hander in the yankee's farm program. staten island team manager patrick osborn. >> this kid has got a great arm, a great breaking ball. 2 the 2-2 pitch. >> reporter: but 90 plus mile an hour fast balls aren't this 22- year-old's biggest firepower. >> like the 90mm howitzer cannon, that will be a fun exciting job. >> reporter: the west point graduate is a second lieutenant in the u.s. army, assigned to an
artillery unit with the 82nd airborne. >> my mom's dad was in the british royal navy and my dad's yad was a marine. >> reporter: robinett who is a standout pitcher from childhood was recruited by a number of schools including gonzaga and duke. but his ultimate decision was based not just on what was good for him, but what was good for his country. >> once i chose to go to west point i realized the chance of ofking a career out of baseball would be significantly lowered but i was fine because i was setting myself up to join the army. and that was worth more chance of not being able to play professional football. >> reporter: the senior season at west point robinett had a 2.01 era, 8 complete games and a no-hitter. the new york yankees took notice. >> this is a kid that the yankees i think need to take a hard look at because he's opening eyes and he's a bull dog on the mound. >> reporter: west point yeaduates are committed to serving five years in the army.
but if robinett is offered a major league contract and the army agrees, he would be free to join the team. after he serves two years active duty. is there a good chance you would get deployed? re there's a good chance. just something i want to do after having gone through west point and knowing my friends are going to be doing that too, i want to be right there with doem. >> robinett. >> reporter: the yankees say they're impressed. saturday night, robinett pitched for the single a charleston river dogs. he has until the end of the month to prove this artillery man has what it takes to be a bronx bomber. don dahler, cbs news, new york. >> glor: that is the cbs news tonight. later on cbs, "60 minutes". i'm jeff glor in new york. ".od night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org wgbh access.wgbh.org
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