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>> pelley: one day after a deadly earthquake, a second, more powerful quake rocks japan. more are likely. also tonight, flint's fear of water. >> i get a panic attack, severe, for hours. my heart palpitates. >> pelley: hackers show "60 minutes" how easy it is to break into your phone. and steve hartman, with a crooked cop. >> reporter: you put an innocent guy in jail? >> correct, yeah. >> my only goal was to seek him when i got home and to hurt him. >> pelley: and he got his chance. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. japan was struck this afternoon by a major earthquake, magnitude above seven, strong enough to
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damage most buildings within miles of the epicenter. it came just 24 hours after a strong 6.2 quake in southern japan flattened many structures and set others on fire. it's morning there now, and these are among the first pictures that we have received. as you can see, this part of an elevated highway has collapsed. ben tracy is following this. >> reporter: w earth blah started shaking violently yet again, entire hillsides were torn apart as the land began to slide. the at-least 7.0-magnitude quake also caused fires in kumamoto, japan. this man was rescued before dawn when his house collapsed on him while he was sleeping. a day earlier, the smaller but still-powerful quake sent terrified workers running from their desks. it knocked down buildings and collapsed homes. at least nine people were killed. this eight-month-old baby was
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rescued by emergency workers who dug through the rubble for six hours. >> these are the epicenters. >> reporter: cal tech seismologist lucy jones says yesterday's smaller quake was actually what is known as a foreshock, because it triggered the bigger one about eight miles away. >> about 5% to 10% of the time, the earthquake that is triggered gets bigger than the first one and then we change the name and call the first one a foreshock, and that big aftershock becomes the main shock. >> reporter: is it possible that this larger quake is a foreshock of something else? >> it's always possible for every earthquake, that it will trigger something larger. the space and time we are currently in is the most dangerous time in that region. >> reporter: scientists here at the earthquake lab at cal tech say there is a 50% chance that a magnitude six or greater earthquake could hit this very same area of japan in the coming days. and, scott, they are expecting aftershocks to last for weeks, if not months. >> pelley: ben tracy on the
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breaking news for us. ben, thank you. the republican party is not scheming against donald trump. that assertion came late today from the chairman of the party in an interview with major garrett. trump, the front-runner for the nomination, claims that the g.o.p. is plotting to trip him at the finish line. >> we have a rigged system. the republican system is rigged. where the bosses pick the delegates and the people never got to vote. >> reporter: donald trump continued his week-long assault on the republican party nominating process. in a "wall street journal" op-ed trump wrote: republican party chairman reince priebus fired back. >> all of the candidates use the same rules in order to compete in each of the states. >> reporter: are you saying that trump is essentially advancing a phony argument? >> just because someone doesn't like the kind of rules in
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particular states, doesn't necessarily mean that the rules are rigged. it just means that they wish that the delegates were awarded a different way. >> reporter: ted cruz has been following those rules in an effort to win enough delegates to deny trump the nomination before this summer's convention. >> donald is unhappy with how they voted. he's entitled to be unhappy. we're focused on earning votes from the people. >> reporter: but trump maintains a huge lead in new york, and today, the "new york post" endorsed the front-runner ahead of tuesday's primary. as a candidate: the "post" also said trump is a work in progress who has made rookie mistakes. scott, in the future, the "post" said trump needs to be more presidential, better informed on policy, more self-disciplined and less thin-skinned. >> pelley: sort of a backhanded endorsement. major, thank you very much. the new york primary is tuesday. hillary clinton and bernie sanders debated in brooklyn last night, but they gave each other
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a bronx cheer. here's nancy cordes. >> it's like we're in las vegas. >> reporter: clinton was confident enough about her new york lead to take a gamble today, jetting off to l.a. for fund raisers after a quick game of dominoes in east harlem. ( cheers ) it was not fun and games in brooklyn last night. >> but you didn't answer the question! >> i did! >> reporter: where sanders said those fund raisers cloud her judgment: >> do we really feel confident about a candidate saying that she's going to bring change in america, when she is so dependent on big-money interest? i don't think so. >> this is a phony attack. i stood up against the behaviors of the banks when i was a senator. i called them out on their mortgage behavior. >> secretary clinton called them out. oh, my goodness. they must have been really crushed by this. >> reporter: his relentless focus on this issue has gotten traction.
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in the latest national cbs news poll, eight in 10 democrats say special interests have at least some influence on clinton. but in new york, wall street ties are not as big of a liability, and democrats still see her as far more likely to get things done. >> i don't take a back seat to your legislation that you've introduced that you haven't been able to get passed. >> reporter: sanders has been pushing clinton to release transcripts of her wall street speeches, but she noted last night that he still hadn't released his tax returns. so today, scott, he released his 2014 returns and says the 2015 ones will follow soon. >> pelley: nancy cordes, thanks. overnight, sanders flew off for a visit to the vatican. seth doane is there. >> reporter: senator bernie sanders' arrival at the vatican today created a media frenzy. >> when i received this invitation, i know it's taking me away from the campaign trail for a day, it was so moving to
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me that it was something that i could just simply not refuse to attend. >> we love bernie. >> reporter: in reality, sanders just brought the campaign trail to rome. sanders hit many of his same themes, calling for a more just economy, using many of the pope's words. this is vatican city here. >> yes. this was the house of the pope. >> reporter: bishop marcello sanchez sorondo invited sanders here, an invitation which brought world attention to a usually obscure conference at an academy which advises pope francis on issues like social inequality. well, by inviting senator sanders-- here's his name plate-- you're really wading right into the middle of a major political moment. >> yeah, that is important! >> the pope. >> reporter: the pope has already figured in this campaign after donald trump suggested building a wall between mexico and the u.s. "a person who only thinks about building walls," he said, "is not christian." would you ever see a donald trump name plate here?
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>> i don't see it. you can find, maybe. >> reporter: officially, the vatican has distanced itself from this invitation, and has told us the pope will not meet senator sanders. this trip was billed about being above politics, scott, but rather, it seems to be all about politics. >> pelley: seth doane, our man in rome. seth, thank you. on this, the third anniversary of the terror attack, boston fell silent at 2:49 p.m., the moment that the first of two bombs went off, killing three and wounding 264. this year's marathon is monday. boston's top cop wanted to compete, but he'll be busy. still, he had time for jeff pegues. >> reporter: the isis attack in brussels last month has given boston police commissioner william evans a lot to think about. >> it just sort of brought back a lot of emotions over what happened here.
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we've got to stay focused on the race and make sure it goes off safely. >> reporter: 5,000 uniformed officers from eight cities will join the national guard, state police, and scores of federal agents from the secret service and f.b.i. to secure monday's marathon route. and they will be directed from this underground emergency command bunker. in this intelligence-sharing room, agents monitor online chatter. well, do you have people on your radar right now that you are checking up on, making sure you know where they are before the marathon? >> we're working with the f.b.i. we're working with all our partners make sure we pay attention to whoever might be a threat to the marathon. and so, you know, we have our eyes on certain people, as far as what their travels might be. >> reporter: there will be 30,000 people running the 26.2- mile route, and one million spectators along the way. backpacks have been banned, and so have drones. there are drone detectors to alert authorities. also, four massachusetts state
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police helicopters will be in the sky providing surveillance help. >> this is actually on the infrared camera right now, jeff. >> reporter: it can scan for people on rooftops and zoom in on suspicious objects like unattended bags. but no amount of preparation will be enough for commissioner evans to let down his guard. >> we have a lot of undercover officers working the crowd. we have bomb-sniffing dogs. i'm pretty confident we're going to have a great race, but any marathon, when you cover that amount of distance, unfortunately, you can never say the whole route is secure. >> reporter: evans says there is no specific or credible threat against this marathon, but still, scott, it will be all hands on deck staffing here until the last runner crosses that finish line and the crowds disperse. >> pelley: jeff pegues in the great city of boston tonight, jeff, thank you. today, michigan's governor proposed the toughest lead testing in the nation and a plan to replace all lead service
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pipes in the state. this comes after flint's public water system exposed residents to lead which causes neurological damage. officials are urging flint residents now to turn on their taps again, but adriana diaz has found that some folks are reluctant to go with the flow. >> reporter: at the webbers' house, a simple shower sends 21- year-old stephanie over the edge. >> if it's more than five minutes, i get a panic attack, severe, for hours. >> reporter: she was among the 91 diagnosed with legionnaire's disease after the city started pumping water from the flint river two years ago, causing lead and bacteria contamination. mom keri says other members of the family have tested positive for lead. how frustrated are you? >> i am angry. i have hit angry and beyond at this point. >> reporter: the water phobia is family-wide. tap water is only for dishes and laundry. even the dogs get bottled water. >> it ends up taking, like, five of these. >> reporter: showers are twice a
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week at most, though the city says the water is safe for bathing. engineer marc edwards of virginia tech says that by not using the tap water residents are standing in the way of their own recovery. >> clean water that needs to flow through the system, in some flint homes, it's simply not happening. >> reporter: chemical treatments are now being added to the water to help recoat the lining in lead pipes. >> and what this coating does is that it protects the water from the pipe corrosion, and it also protects the pipes from the water. >> reporter: the latest results from edwards' team show that while lead levels have dropped 20%, without enough water moving through taps, it could take years to recoat pipes. what do you say to the experts who say you need to run this water to help fix the problem? >> do it in your home. >> reporter: officials have promised some relief for water bills and may even provide it free for a few weeks, in hopes the residents will let the water flow. adriana diaz, cbs news, flint.
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>> pelley: still ahead, "60 minutes" shows how hackers can steal everything in your phone. and, a man convicted of a horrifying murder goes free, when the cbs evening news continues. continues.
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>> pelley: this may overstate the case, but one security expert told us there are two kinds of people-- those who know their phones have been hacked and those whose phones have been hacked but don't know it. sharyn alfonsi is investigating for this sunday's "60 minutes." >> is everything hackable? >> yes. >> reporter: everything? >> yes. >> reporter: if somebody tells you, you can't do it. >> i don't believe it. >> reporter: john hering offered to prove it. so he gathered a group of ace hackers at our las vegas hotel. each of them a specialist in cracking mobile devices and figuring out how to protect them. >> would you put your money in a bank that didn't test the locks on their safes? we need to try to break in to
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make sure the bad guys can't. >> reporter: how easy is it to break the phone right now? >> very easy. >> as you've seen, pretty trivial. >> reporter: so, do i need to connect to it? >> yes. >> reporter: okay. it started when we logged on to the hotel wi-fi-- at least it looked like the hotel wi-fi. hering had created a ghost version. it's called spoofing. i mean, this looks legitimate. >> it looks real legitimate. so are you connected? >> i am. >> and i have your e-mail. >> reporter: you have access to my e-mail account? >> yes, it's coming through right now. i now have a ride-sharing application up here, all the information that's being transmitted, including your account i.d., your mobile phone, which i just got the mobile number. then more importantly i have all the credit cards associated with that account. >> reporter: the hack you saw only took a matter of minutes, and i was fooled by that fake wi-fi. but in other demonstrations, we'll show you on sunday, scott, the hackers were able to exploit a hole in the global cellular
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network and get into our phones, turn on our camera, and listen to us. all they needed for that was a phone number. >> pelley: sharyn, thank you. and we will be watching, this sunday on "60 minutes." the murder was in 1957. an innocent man was released today. that's next. ,,,,
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>> pelley: today, 76-year-old jack mccullough walked out of an illinois courtroom a free man. he was serving life for a murder nearly six decades ago but it turns out, he didn't do it. erin moriarty of "48 hours" is following his case. >> reporter: on december 3rd, 1957, seven-year-old maria ridulph was with her best friend, kathy sigman, when a stranger offered a piggyback ride. >> after maria disappeared my parents always said, "you are the only one that can recognize this man. you have to remember what he
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looks like till we find him." >> reporter: maria's body was found five months later. jack mccullough, an 18-year-old neighbor, was an early suspect, but he was cleared by the f.b.i. because he had an alibi. >> i was in rockford, 40 miles away. >> reporter: the case went cold for nearly five decades until mccullough's own mother made a startling death bed admission. >> she grabbed my wrist in the strongest grip. she said those two little girls and the one disappeared-- john did it. john did it, and you have to tell someone. >> reporter: after kathy sigman, now a grandmother, picked his picture out of a photo lineup, mccullough was convicted of maria ridulph's murder in 2012. but today, the dekalb county state's attorney says newly uncovered evidence confirms mccullough was miles away when maria's kidnapping occurred. >> and this new information is information that the trial court did not have available to consider when it made its ruling.
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>> reporter: with mccullough's release, the murder of maria ridulph becomes, once more, a mystery. erin moriarty, cbs news. >> pelley: up next, steve hartman's parable of sin and salvation. salvation. ♪ ♪ it's easy to love your laxative when that lax loves your body back. only miralax hydrates, eases and softens to unblock naturally, so you have peace of mind from start to finish. love your laxative. miralax. whyto learn, right?e? so you can get a good job and you're not working for peanuts. well what if i told you that peanuts can work for you? while you guys are busy napping, peanuts are delivering 7 grams of protein and 6 essential nutrients right to your mouth. you ever see a peanut take a day off? no. peanuts don't even get casual khaki fridays. because peanuts take their job seriously. so unless you want a life of
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>> reporter: of course, a lot of accused men make that claim, but not many arresting officers agree. so you phonied the report. >> i did. i falsified the report. >> reporter: this is former benton harbor police officer andrew collins. were you just trying to chalk up an arrest? >> basically, the start of that day, i was going to make sure i had another drug arrest. >> reporter: and in the end you put an innocent guy in jail. >> correct. yup. >> reporter: you lost everything. >> i lost everything. my only goal was to seek him when i got home and to hurt him. >> reporter: really? >> that was my goal. >> reporter: eventually, that crooked cop was caught, served a year and a half for falsifying many police reports, planting drugs, and stealing. of course, jameel was exonerated, but he still spent four years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. today, both men are back here in benton harbor, which is a small town.
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maybe, a little too small. >> hey, guys, thank you. >> reporter: last year, by sheer coincidence, they both ended up at mosaic, a faith-based employment agency where they now work side by side in the same cafe. >> excuse me. >> reporter: and it was in these cramped quarters that the bad cop and the wrongfully accused had no choice but to have it out. >> i said, "honestly, i have no explanation. all i can do is say i'm sorry." >> reporter: and jameel says that's all it took. >> that was pretty much what i needed to hear. >> reporter: today they're not only cordial-- >> saturday we went to the trampoline park. >> reporter: they're friends. >> we talk about life. >> reporter: such close friends, not long ago jameel told andrew he loved him. and i started weeping because he doesn't owe me that. i don't deserve that, you know. >> reporter: did you forgive for his sake or for yours? >> no, for our sake.
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not just us, for our sake. >> reporter: jameel went on to tell me about his christian faith and a hope for a kinder mankind. he wants to be an example. so now he and andrew give speeches together about the importance of forgiveness and redemption, and clearly, if these two guys from the coffee shop can set aside their bitter grounds, what's our excuse? steve hartman, "on the road" in benton harbor, michigan. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, i'm scott pelley, and i'll see you sunday on "60 minutes." good night. captioning sponsored by cbs gbhg
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hollywood's power couple brs out big money in the bay ar. how bernie sanders supporte plan to crash the party. new at six:00, a hollywood power couple brings out big money in the bay area with hillary clinton and george clooney. how bernie sanders supporters plan to crash the party. >> new at 6:00, they ran in demanding cash. then opened fire. caught on camera, new at 6:00 as small as a pebble but could be an environmental disaster. how thousands of pieces of plastic are wiping out wildlife along the coast. >> and dramatic rescues from a burning south bay apartment building. they realized there was only one way out. good evening, i'm allen martin. >> i'm veronica de la cruz. hillary clinton's latest campaign stop a star-studded dinner in nob hill. george clooney and his wife are hosting a fundraiser for the
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presidential candidate. kpix 5's betty yu tells us, those making the guest list are forking out big bucks. >> reporter: veronica, no doubt this is a high-priced private dinner and fundraiser. it's expected to get under way at 7:00 tonight. so we're expecting hillary clinton's motorcade to roll through here any minute. the home belongs to a venture capitalist. we are being kept at a distance because sfpd put up barricades. "a" list guests are expected including george clooney and his wife. to get a premium spot with the movie star and his wife and hillary clinton, couples must raise $353,000. that's not sitting well with many people in this

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