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that's it for kpix 5 news at 5:00. >> and we'll be back at 6:00. being eat in such a disgusting fashion. >> pelley: also tonight, the president tells charlie rose why america must send more troops to aria. >> being able to distinguish e who we can work with and those we can't, all that's really important. >> pelley: a federal court rules lainst the patriots' tom brady. and, art imitates life in an all-female broadway play about women in war. >> we didn't know we were going to be making history. >> no. no, no. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. today donald trump lashed out at ted cruz and john kasich over
everything from their eating habits to their unprecedented alliance to deny him the republican presidential nomination. on the eve of the next round of primaries, trump has 68% of what he needs to clinch. he won't do it tomorrow, and cruz and kasich can't do it at all, unless they can force a contested convention. here's major garrett. >> in politics, you're allowed to collude. so they colluded, and actually, ey as happy, because it shows how weak they are. it shows how pathetic they are. >> reporter: on the eve of a tkely five-state primary sweep, donald trump campaigned in rhode island and dismissed the hail mary alliance between ted cruz and john kasich. an it takes two guys, longtime politicians, to try and get together to try and beat trump, and yet they're way behind. >> reporter: late yesterday the kasich campaign announced it aruld not compete in next week's indiana primary, clearing the way for cruz. cruz's team reciprocated by
saying it would not contest future primaries in new mexico and oregon. >> i don't doubt that donald trump is going to scream and yell, and curse and insult, and probably cry and whine some as well. that has been donald's pattern. >> reporter: and insult them he did. >> i have never seen a human being eat in such a disgusting fashion. all he is, is a guy that will go down and stand and filibuster for a day or two, and the other senators all look, when's he n tting off the floor, jim? guy's a pain in the ass. wh reporter: trump supporters, already wary of what they say are unfair nominating rules, also lashed out. >> i think they are rotten. i don't like either one of them. i had some respect for them before, but i don't have any respect for them now. >> reporter: in rockville, maryland, kasich downplayed the alliance. g it's also about me being able w target my resources where i think i have the best chance of doing well. >> reporter: so when people first hear this they think, does john kasich want me to vote for ted cruz?
>> look, i've already made it clear: we're not going to be in indiana. i don't tell voters what to do. period, end of story. >> reporter: the risks here are enormous, chief among them trump using this eleventh hour alliance to energize supporters in all the remaining primary coates. inat's more scott, there is no polling data that indicates kasich supporters are willing or interested in voting for cruz or vice versa. >> pelley: major garrett for us tonight. major, thank you. avmocrat hillary clinton figures rr have a good primary day tomorrow. mpere's not a lot of burn left in the sanders' campaign. it may be going from sizzle to fizzle. and here's nancy cordes. >> how many of you are coming out to vote tomorrow? ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: sanders isn't woving up. he hit two states today and scheduled a rally later this week in indiana. but in a fund- raising pitch, his campaign acknowledged his increasingly narrow path to victory. b your job is to be heard. [ cheering ].
or reporter: he's now pushing the front-runner to adopt the goals he and millions of his supporters share: a ban on fracking, a tax on carbon emissions and free public college tuition. clinton said today she had a different approach. >> i have a plan for debt-free tuition. it's paid for. it doesn't rely, as my esteemed opponent's plan does, on getting governors to chip in a third of the cost. >> reporter: it was her only mention of sanders. but in wilmington, delaware... >> come out of those towers named for yourself and actually talk and listen to people. >> reporter: she mocked donald trump for opposing one of sanders' biggest priorities: a minimum wage hike. >> you don't just fly that big jet in and land it and go make a big speech and insult everybody you can think of. [ laughter ] i somehow don't think that kind of puts you in touch with what's going on. >> reporter: clinton currently has about 80% of the delegates she needs to become the nominee.
and if, scott, as predicted, she sweeps all five primaries tomorrow, she will be on track to officially clinch the nmination by mid-may. >> pelley: nancy cordes, thanks. the pentagon tonight is preparing to get more deeply involved in the war in syria. david martin has learned the details. >> reporter: the sharp spike in the number of american special forces in syria will begin within the next two weeks. and should, if it goes according to plan, produce more of this. the liberation of this syrian crossroads town from isis earlier this year was accomplished by local fighters advised by americans on the keound and backed by air strikes from above. until now, a small band of 50 u.s. special forces has been trying to coordinate 30,000 local fighters along a 300-mile thont stretching across syria. by sending in another 250 americans, president obama is attempting to turn that ragtag force into an army that could push isis out of its capital of
raqqa, which is defended by an estimated 5,000 to 8,000 fighters. announcing the decision during a speech in germany, the president vowed none of the americans, most of them green berets, would be engaged in combat. >> we're not going to be leading tie fight on the ground. but, they will be essential in providing the training and assisting local forces that continue to drive isil back. >> reporter: with orders to remain out of visual range of isis fighters, the american special forces will collect intelligence, not just on isis but on friendly fighters as well, determining which groups are best and what they need in terms of equipment and training, calling in air strikes to support the movement of local fighters on the ground, bring in ammunition and other supplies, drth by air drops and overland convoys. on paper, the isis fighters defending their capital of raqqa are out-manned and outgunned. it will be up to the american
special forces to make sure they are outfought, as well. scott? >> pelley: david martin at the pentagon. david, thank you. and today, charlie rose asked president obama why he decided to commit more american troops. >> one of the challenges of mounting a fight against a group like isil that embeds itself , th civilian forces, they're not isolated. they're not out in remote areas where we can just hit them on their own, so having people who develop relationships with local tribes, with people who may be going in and out of places like raqqa, us being able to distinguish between those who we can work with and those we can't, all that is really important. >> reporter: you will leave this conversation and meet with heads of state from europe. how are you coming together on dealing with migration and refugees? >> well, what i said to them, is nhat this is not just a european problem. this is our problem, too. but more importantly, more
strategically, is the strain it's putting on europe's politics. the way that it advances far- right nationalism, the degree to which it is encouraging a breakup of european unity. that in some cases is being exploited by somebody like mr. odtin. >> reporter: his goal is to divide europe. >> well, mr. putin has generally viewed nato, e.u., transatlantic unity as a threat to russian power. and i think he's mistaken about d at. i indicated to him that, in fact, a strong, unified europe working with a strong outward- looking russia, that's the right recipe. so far he has not been entirely persuaded. >> reporter: charlie will have more with the president tomorrow on "cbs this morning." and you can see the entire interview tomorrow night on hharlie's pbs program. in rural ohio, a prosecutor said
today that hundreds of marijuana plants were discovered on the property of the eight members of one family who were executed on friday. still, investigators have not named a suspect or a motive. one victim was a 19-year-old woman sleeping next to her four- day-old baby. the baby and two other children f re unharmed. the city of cleveland will pay $6 million to the family of tamir rice, the 12-year-old african american boy who was fatally shot by a white rookie police officer. dean reynolds is in cleveland. >> reporter: the police officers involved in the shooting were never charged. a federal grand jury declined to indict them. the local prosecutor said the whole case was a perfect storm of mistakes, but not criminal. and the city of cleveland, as part of the settlement, is not admitting any wrongdoing. cleveland mayor frank jackson. >> a 12-year old died.
irregardless of fault or facts or anything, it should not have happened. ki reporter: rookie officer timothy loehmann and his veteran partner frank garmback kept their jobs but have been on desk duty ever since the incident november 22, 2014, when a man in a park called 911 about someone waving a gun, though he cautioned it could be a fake. >> reporter: it turned out to be a realistic-looking toy held by 12-year-old tamir rice, but the officers were never told of the caller's doubts. loehmann shot rice less than two seconds after arriving. >> reporter: surveillance tape showed neither officer tended to the boy. instead, they tackled his distraught sister at the scene, forced her into their cruiser and told tamir's mother they'd do the same to her if she didn't stop yelling. ribodh chandra is an attorney for the rice family.
does this settlement bring closure to the family? >> there's really no settlement, however historic financially, that could bring closure and a sense of justice to this family. >> reporter: the two police officers had asked a judge to dismiss the family's lawsuit, scott, and loehmann's attorney said his client has a heavy burden to bear and will have to live with what happened for the rest of his life. >> pelley: dean reynolds reporting from the park where tamir rice was killed. dean, thank you. the friend of man accused of mass murder has pleaded guilty today to lying to investigators. the crime shocked the conscience. it was the murder of eight black parishioners and a minister who ind welcomed a stranger into their bible study in charleston, south carolina. police say dylan roof opened fire in a racist hate crime. his friend, 21-year-old joey meek, will testify against roof in hopes of getting a lighter sentence in today's guilty plea.
today, a federal appeals court reinstated the suspension that the nfl imposed on new england patriots' quarterback tom brady for using under-inflated footballs in a championship game. here's don dahler. >> new england! >> reporter: today's decision means one of the nfl's best seams will have to play the first four games next season without one of the best quarterbacks ever to play the game. last spring, commissioner roger goodell ordered tom brady suspended for four games for brady's part in a scandal involving under-inflated footballs. but the star quarterback successfully sued the league to have the suspension thrown out, ndd he played all of last season. today's decision says the commissioner's punishment stands. n it's a big win for roger goodell and the nfl. >> reporter: dan shaunessy writes for "the boston globe." >> his punishing powers have been restored. he's allowed to do what they tilieve the collective bargaining agreement enables them to do. >> reporter: the appellate court today said goodell did, in fact, have the power to suspend brady, power giving to him by the collective bargaining agreement
with the players' union. the court said goodell properly exercised his broad discretion and did not deprive brady of fundamental fairness. ' response, the players' union said today it is disappointed and would carefully review the decision and consider all of our options. all along, brady has maintained he had nothing to do with the deflated footballs. today's decision leaves it up to him whether to appeal. >> it's a hit to his reputation. he's the greatest quarterback of our time, certainly. the man's been in six super ywls. so you can't take that away from atm. but at this point, it's a setback because this goes... this is a mark on his resume that nobody wants. >> reporter: this decision means the patriots will have to rely on a back-up quarterback for one egarter of their regular-season games. scott, unless the suspension is overturned yet again, the next big question is: can they win without tom brady? >> pelley: don dahler at gillette stadium. ryn, thank you. with potentially dangerous
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>> pelley: we end tonight with a history-making broadway play. it is about women surviving war. the play, and its academy-award- winning star, have just been nominated for prestigious drama league awards. here's anna werner. >> she tried to do good. >> reporter: the setting for "eclipsed" is a hut in liberia sering civil war where three women are held as sex slaves by a rebel commander. the lead role, the character of a young girl, played by oscar winning actress lupita nyong'o. >> i don't know. i just think we should know who we are. what year we got. where we come from. a, reporter: writer danai n riara, an actress herself known for the television show plhe walking dead," says the genesis for the play was the photos she saw of women in the liberian civil war. >> i had never seen images of african women standing there clad in little jeans and little tops, cute hairdos, little
berets and ak-47s. ed reporter: so guriara traveled to liberia to learn more. >> it was really rooted in almost a rage. why don't we know these women's stories? why don't we hear the narratives of women in war? >> for me i think it's about survival. >> reporter: liesl tommy is the play's director. um it's about the incredible capacity for human beings to survive the most unbelievable circumstances and retain their humanity. >> how long you been here for? >> long time. >> reporter: it's not just about women. for the first time, a broadway play features an all-female cast plus female writer and director. did you realize you were doing that when you did it? >> i don't think so. you may have but... >> well, we did plan... i did plan an all-female cast. >> but we didn't know we were going to be making history. >> no, no. >> when was the last time you see some rice? >> keep it! he got plenty over there.
>> reporter: their passion extends to the audience, with a plan to bring 10,000 girls from atree northeast states to see e e show. >> do you act, or you want to act? in you like it? >> i really like acting, but i am more of a poet. >> we are part of a large network of women peacemakers. >> reporter: as both an american and a zimbabwean herself, guriara hopes her play helps close the gap between two worlds. a so the otherness of african girls in war disappears, and they become people that you feel connected to. >> reporter: a world where war vedures and women still struggle to survive. >> maybe we can actually get them to the point where things range! >> reporter: anna werner, cbs news, new york. >> 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 access.wgbh.org
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