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>> quijano: europe's most wanted terror suspect, the called "man in the hat" is under arrest. belgian authorities have been looking for him since the deadly airport bombing nearly three weeks ago. also tonight, more sex abuse allegations against former speaker of the house dennis hastert ahead of his sentencing. ♪ some people call me the space cowboy ♪ >> quijano: a rock star rants as he enters the hall of fame. >> the whole process needs to be changed from the top to the bottom. >> quijano: and the search for a cuddly little mascot lost at the edge of captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news."
>> quijano: good evening. i'm elaine quijano with a western edition of the broadcast. the elusive terror suspect known as "the han in the hat" is under arrest. mohamed abrini was detained yesterday after a raid in belgium. today, authorities say, abrini confessed to being the third attacker seen in surveillance video at the airport in brussels where 16 people were killed on march 22. abrini is also linked to the attacks in paris last november that killed 130 people. jonathan vigliotti has more. >> reporter: mohamed abrini's confession not only gives a face to the man under the hat. it also reveals a terror cell authorities say was responsible for both the brussels bombings and the attacks in paris last november. police say abrini was seen photographed alongside salah abdeslam the only surviving paris attacker two days before those plans were carried out. abrini's fingerprints were found
inside this car and also inside this brussels apartment where the airport attackers made their bombs. faced with the evidence abrini admitted he is the man at the airport walking with the two suicide bombers. abrini's arrest comes after authorities released surveillance video asking the public to identify the then-unknown suspect. these clips detail abrini's escape route. he told police he threw away his jacket and sold his now-infamous hat. in all, six terror suspects were arrested in a series of raids around brussels friday. among them, osama krayem of sweden, also known to police as nihein. police say crayem was seen buying the bags used in the brussels subway bombing. according to international law enforcement sources, crayem like abrini played a supporting role in the paris attacks. sources say he entered europe in september of last year through greece. two months later he rented the
hotel rooms for the paris attackers. both abrini and crayem have been charged with terrorist murder. two others were released, and today police continued their raids. elaine, the question tonight, how many other cells are out there? >> quijano: jonathan, thank you. the u.s. state department is warning of a credible terror threat in turkey. americans are asked to exercise extreme caution in tourist areas, like the southwestern coast and istanbul, where three people were wounded by a bomb left by a roadside today. elsewhere in the city police detonated another suspicious device under heightened security. more sex abuse allegations have surfaced against former speaker of the house dennis hastert ahead of his sentencing for financial crimes later this month. here's jericka duncan. >> reporter: half thest's sexual abuses are described in this 26-page document from the u.s. district court. in it disturbing details of at least four of hastert's male
student when he was a teacher and wrestling coach at yorkville high school decades ago. the victims say half thest performed inappropriate massages and sex acts on them. in one instance, a student claims half thest teeld him to "get on a table so he could loosen him up." jolene burdge's older brother, stephen reinboldt, was mentioned in the document. before he died he told his sister he was molested by half thest while he was a student at yorkville. >> he was dennis hastert. he was a teacher. he was a coach. he was beloved by the community so no one was ever going to believe this man was capable of it. >> reporter: according to the document, one unnamed student "recalled that defendant put a la-z-boy-type chair in direct view of the shower stalls in the locker room where he sat while the boys showered." comedian andy richter from "late night with conan o'brien," tweepted, "i went to yorkville high school 80-84 and i remember this chair purportedly to keep
boys from fighting." half thest was speaker of the twows between 1999 and 2007. in may of last year, he was indicted for lying to the f.b.i. about $3.5 million he agreed to pay a former student to keep quiet. >> did you have a sexual relationship? >> reporter: at first half hastert denied any wrongdoing and claimed he was being exported. he agreed to a deal. the federal and state statutes of limitations on the allegations of sex abuse has run out. attorney hunter shkolnik has been following the case. is there justice in this case? >> there's never going to be justice for these young men. he will not be punished for what he did, so at the very least, punish him for trying to hide it. punish him for trying to hide the money trail to cover up his misdeeds. >> reporter: half hastert's attorney is seeking probation at the april 27 sentencing. elaine, prosecutors are hoping the 74-year-old will receive the
maximum. that's six months in federal prison. >> quijano: disturbing allegations. jericka duncan, thank you. in the race for president, underdogs ted cruz and bernie sanders inched closer to the front-runners today. cruz locked up a few more delegates in colorado. sanders won the wyoming caucuses. the next big primary is new york, 10 days from now. here's julianna goldman. >> it is fair to say that this campaign has the momentum. ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: after questioning hillary clinton's qualifications earlier in the week, bernie sanders mostly returned to familiar attack lines in new york today but took a swipe at the former senator's ties to the empire state. >> remember, this is secretary clinton's adopted home state. this is where-- ( laughter ) it's not a crime! >> i'm talking cheesecake. >> reporter: clinton brushed off the dig as she was grabbing dessert at a legendary brooklyn restaurant. the democrat front-runner has
increasingly tried to save her fire for the republicans and amid reports of in-fighting kinks in donald trump's armor are coming into view. the g.o.p. front-runner's loss in wisconsin increases the likelihood of a contested convention. >> make america great again. >> reporter: where supports from the delegates who select the eventual nominee is key. trump underestimated the organization required for such a scenario, and this week began to play catch-up hiring veteran operative paul manafort. have beaten donald trump. ( applause ) >> reporter: but ted cruz has been out-maneuvering his rivals on the delegate front for months. today, he was the only candidate to address colorado's nominating convention where he emerged with a majority of its delegates, including kendal unruh. >> we're just going to take marching orders from him whether casting the first ballot for him or whether it's going to be 10 no can predict what's going to happen. >> reporter: in an interview for tomorrow's "face the nation," john kasich said they're putting on a full court
press to reach delegation. and, elaine he also noted of the 10 republican contested conventions, the front-runner has only won three times. >> quijano: the manhunt is over for a violent offender who escaped a washington state psychiatric hospital. anthony garver was captured without incident late last night. here's carter evans. >> reporter: 28-year-old anthony garver had been on the run since wednesday after he and another patient, 58-year-old mark adams, escaped from washington state's largest psychiatric facility by climbing out of a window. adams was captured the next day near seattle but garver bordered a bus to spokane and eluded authorities until a police canine tracked him down according to sheriff ozzie gibelyou. >> they stayed on that trail and found mr. garver hiding under a pile of debris. >> reporter: he was charged with the murder of 20-year-old phillipa evans-lopez in 2013
after she bought garver breakfast at this mcdonald's, investigators say he stabbed her 24 times. but a judge found garver was mentally incompetent to stand trial. his escape from the hospital is the latest in a litany of problems at the state-run facility where craig gibelyou is a nurse. >> we are like a revolving door. we have people in the hospital. they frequently leave shortly after they learn what their wages are going to be. >> reporter: federal investigators are repeatedly cited the facility for safety concerns and according to state records obtained by the associated press, between 2010 and 2014 employees reported more than 700 injuries and more than half of those were caused by violent patient assaults, and a workplace inspection this week revealed patients had access to itemsitems that could be used as weapons, and they often weren't scanned for contraband. for now, garver is back behind bars. >> it's my hope that the department of contradictions find a way to make sure that this dangerous criminal does not
escape again. >> reporter: it's unclear if he'll be sent back to the hospital. carter evans, cbs news, los angeles. >> quijano: prosecutors in northern california say a man who took video of himself during a destructive wildfire has now admitted he started it. wayne huntsman pleaded guilty to starting a 2014 wildfire which burned over 150 square miles and destroyed 12 homes. he's been sentenced to 20 years in prison. former democratic senator bob graham is among those urging the obama administration to declassify 28 pages of a congressional report on the september 11 attacks. graham who coauthored the report in 200throe spoke about those top secret pages in an interview with steve kroft for "60 minutes." >> reporter: so this is your office? bob graham won't discuss the classified information in the 28 pages. he will say only that they outline a network of people that
he believes supported the hijackers while they were in the u.s. you believe that support came from saudi arabia. >> substantially. >> reporter: and when you say "the saudis" you mean the government, rich people in the country, charities? >> all of the above. >> reporter: graham and others believe the saudi role has been soft pedaled to protect a delicate relationship with a complicated kingdom where the rulers royalties, riches and religion are all deeply intertwined in its institutions. >> the committee will be in order. >> reporter: porter goss, who was graham's republican cochairman on the house side of the joint inquiry and later director of the c.i.a. also felt strongly that an uncensored version of the 28 pages should be included in the final report. the two men made their case to the f.b.i. and its then-director robert mueller in a face-to-face meeting. >> they pushed back very hard on the 28 pages, and they said
"no, that cannot be unclassified at this time." >> reporter: did you happen to ask the f.b.i. director why it was classified? >> we did, in a general way, and the answer was, "because we said so and it needs to be classified." >> quijano: steve's full report airs tomorrow night on "60 minutes." 1970s rocker steve miller gives the hall of fame a piece of his mind. and a little boy's love comes into focus when the cbs evening news continues.
>> reporter: steve miller got the ultimate rock 'n' roll recognitioned from but used the spotlight to criticize the organization that honored him. >> i encourage you to keep expanding your vision, to be more inclusive of women. >> reporter: that drew a standing ovation from singer sheryl crow. 749 individuals have been inducted into the rock hall. only 63 of them are female and none of this year's honorees are women. later the 72-year-old singerslongwriter continued to air his concerns. >> they said, "you can have two tickets, one for your wife and one for yourself. want another one, it's $10,000. sorry, that's the way it goes." >> reporter: and he would not be interrupted. >> no, we're not going to wrap this one up. i'm going to wrap you up. >> reporter: before receiving the prestigious induction, miller spent the better part of the 70s and 80s pumping out
rock classics like "abracadabra" and "fly like an eagle." ♪ fly like an eagle to the sea ♪ >> steve had something on his mind and he wanted to express it. it's kind of a rock 'n' roll gesture. >> reporter: "rolling stone" magazine contributing editor anthony decurtis is on the rock 'n' roll hall of fame's nominating committee. he only got two tickets. does he have a right to complain about that? >> look, everybody complaindz about that. the hall of fame is a nonprofit organization. it's not as if they're raking in tons of money. >> reporter: in a statement, the rock 'n' roll hall of fame said, "it was honored to induct steve miller and congratulates him, "although miller didn't seem to enjoy the experience. >> they make this so unpleasant. >> reporter: steve miller wasn't alone in his criticism. inductee ice cube of the rap group n.w.a. says he was also unhappy with organizers of the show. elaine. >> quijano: marlie hall, thanks. up next lights camera college application video. the new rap to higher education.
>> quijano: in recent years the college admissions process has become increasingly complex and increasingly stressful for parents and students. so some schools are taking steps to help, including allowing video applications. here's mark albert. >> thank you so much! >> reporter: this year in a first, wheaton college in massachusetts hand delivered some acceptance letters. >> my god! wow! >> reporter: the unconventional house calls are part of a re-write of college admissions at campuses across the country, including at goucher college in baltimore. >> my name is emunah serman, and i'm from memphis, tennessee. >> reporter: in her hand shot video, emunah serman told agz of admission staff of her love of drawing and writing and why she thought she'd fit in. >> it was very different and it it was a way to show who i am. >> reporter: chris wild and
"castaway" are on the admissions committee at goucher which this year enrolled the first students who were allowed to apply by video. goucher hopefuls only need to send in a two-minute zoo and two works from high school, one of them graded. in the tradition-bound world of college admissions it's a radical idea. >> while we've taken away some of the more traditional means weep haven't gotten rid of the element that those are trying to uncover. >> reporter: so we watched some admissions videos with them to find out what stand out. >> so, today, we're making paella. >> it was only 120 seconds and yet you feel as though you sort of know her. >> what i see on that screen i would love to have that student in the classroom. >> reporter: jose antonio bowen is goucher's president. >> i think fair lot of people college admissions is broken. we're not finding all the talent. >> reporter: others are marching to a different beat too. t.c.u., morehouse, and tulane are among those uses the social
media app zeemee. in his book about the college admissions arms race "new york times" columnust frank bruni delivers a message to high school seniors. >> the competition you're in was rigged. >> reporter: he blames in part scholarships for children of alumni, some athlete, and similar types of subjective admissions. >> they're looking at who will be of greatest use to the school, including in terms of present and future conations. >> reporter: goucher and its president, jose bowen, believe their innovation so far is getting a passing grade. >> the only real test will be if in four years these student are grawght at the same rate as everybody else. >> reporter: goucher applicants who choose to apply by video no longer have to submit s.a.t., or a.c.t. scores or even a high school transcript to be admitted to the college. mark albert, cbs news, baltimore. >> quijano: still ahead, the steeplechase champion nobody saw coming.
>> quijano: life imitated art this week on a tiny island in micronesia. three men who were stranted after a wreck spelled out the word "help" in palm fronds on the beach inspired by tom hanks in the movie "castaway." it took three days but the plan worked. they were spotted and rescued by a u.s. navy plane. the winner of the world's toughest steeplechase england's grand national, was, indeed, a dark horse. nine-year-old "rule the world," who had never won a fence-jumping race and who had twice broken his pelvis defied 33-1 odds by finishing first today. his jockey was a 19-year-old racing his first grand national. and another dramatic first, a new video showing a baby's reaction upon seeing his mother clearly for the first time. pure joy, or at least deep amusement. the boy's name is leopold. he was born with impaired vision
>> quijano: finally tonight, the story of a lost dog and the which were who hope to see it back home soon. the dog's owner has launched a search that could be described as out of this world. the last time anyone saw sam, the stuffed dog was tuesday just before he sailed 15 miles into the atmosphere attached to a helium balloon and a gopro. sam is the mascot for the midland hotel in morecamb england, named after a real english sheepdog that belonged to hotel owner ben berry's grandfather. space sam is the one on the left specially made to be light enough for his mission, part of a science project for local school children. but berry says somehow sam broke
loose. >> i was horrified when sat wasn't on the payload when we received it. we knew where it was because we tracked it by g.p.a., and we get there and sam is no longer there. >> reporter: now the children hope to find sam. >> he's so important because he went into space. >> we really would like our sam back. he's the most important thing. >> as soon as the kids knew that sasms missing, they really wanted to get involved and they actually came up with some missing posters with sam the dog, and they've got them all up over the town. >> quijano: the search has spread worldwide through social media and the hashtag #findsam. why is it so important for these children to have sam back? >> it's something that, you know, i promised that sam would come back safe. so it's really important that we get sam back as soon as we can. >> quijano: ben berry is offering a reward to whoever finds and returns sam. that's the cbs news for tonight. i'm elaine quijano in new york. thank you for joining us. and good
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