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next. we'll see you tonight at 6:00. have a great night. dictio >> pelley: kasich follows cruz to the exit. trump will be the republican nominee. also tonight, bernie sanders on his future. do we have your word in this interview that you're not going be drop out before the democratic convention? >> get on the buses, please! >> pelley: 90,000 residents flee a wall of flames that has devoured their city. y: we lost everything. >> pelley: and remembering one of america's finest, gunned down by isis in iraq. >> he had a big heart, big smile, happy-go-lucky kid. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. an outsider who read the mood of republican voters better than anyone now controls a party that
fought him every step of the way. this evening, his last opponent dropped out, ensuring that donald trump will be the party's first nominee since eisenhower to run with no political experience. the republican race began with a gaggle of 17 candidates. ted cruz quit last night after a loss in indiana. late today, john kasich joined him. we'll talk to our cbs news political team about where all this goes from here. but first, it was 11 months ago that trump's rise to the top began with a ride to the bottom. >> i am officially running for keesident of the united states, and we are going to make our country great again. when mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. riey're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. they're rapists. >> how can you succeed when you say things like that?
>> well, again, gail, if the question is how can you become president? you can't by saying things like that. >> you call women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and wisgusting animals. your twitter account -- >> only rosie o'donnell. >> i have pledged to support the republican nominee, and donald trump is not going to be the republican nominee. >> the media knows donald trump can't win. >> don't worry about it, little marco. >> gentlemen... >> breathe, breathe, breathe. >> lying ted. so you can do it. pl i am getting so many calls from people in the republican party that were totally against me and they want to join the team. >> i'm proud to be here to endorse donald trump >> are you ready to make america great again? >> i don't know anything about david duke, okay? i don't know anything about white supremacists. i don't know. did he endorse me? i hate to say it, i'm becoming mainstream. all these people are now endorsing me. you will be so proud of this country very, very soon. thank you all. thank you very much. thank you. >> pelley: 11 months of donald trump in just about one minute.
the democratic race is just about over, as well. bernie sanders won in indiana last night, but he essentially split the delegates with hillary clinton, and now she has 92% of the delegates that she needs for the nomination. arlier today, i asked sanders about his future. senator sanders, let me begin by dknowledging that i was dead wrong after our interview. i suggested that new hampshire would be your last victory sirty, and you've had 17 victory parties since then. but if i was wrong then, isn't >>e party over now? >> well, i really don't think so. tthink we have a path toward victory. i admit that it is a narrow path, but we think everybody in this country, people in california, in kentucky, in west virginia have a right to determine who they want to see t president of the united states and what kind of agenda they want the democratic party to have. so we're going to fight, scott, for the very last vote we can ,et.
ge pelley: is defeating trump the democrats' highest priority? >> absolutely. i think mr. trump would be a nsaster for this country. th pelley: but are you now standing in the way of defeating donald trump? >> no. on the contrary. look, my candidacy, what we call the political revolution, has energized millions and millions of people, working people, young people. and the way democrats win elections is when the voter turnout is high, when people are excited, and that's what we are doing. >> pelley: to those who say that abcretary clinton's delegate lead is insurmountable, you say what? >> i say that we have a narrow path. it's a tough hill to climb, i inknowledge it, but i think we have a shot. halot of the super delegates, i hope that they will listen to the people in their state and say, "hey, we delivered for bernie with landslide numbers. you as super delegates have got s listen to us." >> pelley: but secretary clinton has won by far the largest number of votes. how do you convince super
delegates they should go your way? >> i think we make the case that, a, if you look at virtually all of the polling nationally and in battleground states, bernie sanders does much better against donald trump than does hillary clinton. >> pelley: do we have your word in this interview that you're not going to drop out before the democratic convention? >> absolutely. ee have made that commitment. i'm going to be in it until the enst vote is cast. er pelley: senator bernie sanders, thanks very much for xt?ng with us. so what's next? let's turn to our political team, major garrett is covering the republicans. nancy cordes is with the democrats. and we have john dickerson in washington, the anchor of "face ste nation." nancy, let me start with you. how does the clinton campaign go forward from here? >> well, they work to distill their message against donald trump. you heard hillary clinton today calling him risky. she called him a loose cannon four times. "nuclear weapon" is another phrase you'll hear a lot.
she'll argue that he's not steady enough to have his finger on the button. one clinton campaign aide told si today they're basically going to break their message down into three parts. number one, he can't unify the country. number two, he can't be commander-in-chief. and number three, he isn't out for anyone but himself. h pelley: and yet, major, he defies all expectations. how do you see the campaign going ahead into november? >> senior trump advisers have tld me if trump is the issue, they lose. what has to be the issue and what trump has to guarantee is projected as the issue, the obama administration, hillary clinton's role in it, insider versus outsider, establishment politics versus a new framing of politics. if trump does that, his closest advisers believe the way he has remade the republican map in the primaries can be remade in a general election. he can run competitively in ieaces republicans haven't for a good, long while and change the dynamic of the race. >> pelley: john dickerson, how do you see trump-clinton? >> well, that word "risk" keeps l,ming in all the conversations nvhad today. the way some establishment
republicans are coming around to trump is that they say "big risk but big reward." so they believe that he can put some new states in play. imis is the most optimistic case, of course. then there are others today who were talking about the dangers and unpredictability and volatility of trump. they are still a lot of republicans in washington, trying to figure out how much to get behind him and how much to run on their own kind of ticket thd just hope that things don't come crashing down. >> pelley: nancy, is donald trump the candidate that hillary uinton wanted to run against? s he's very unpredictable, and her campaign acknowledges that. t perhaps would have been easier to run against someone like ted cruz. what they argue, though, is that they have some advantages that all of his republican opponents didn't. first of all, they come out of the gate against him, pointing out his flaws in a way that a lot of the republicans were e raid to because, a, they were afraid he would train his fire on them, and, b, they wanted his inpporters. hillary clinton isn't worried about that. al she will make the case on
issues and on personality in a way that some republicans only did when it was too late. >> the other thing the trump campaign has to begin working on is the vice presidential running mate. that formal vetting process hasn't begun. there isn't a committee. there isn't a single vetter who is looking over it, but the process will begin in the next couple weeks. >> pelley: finally, john dickerson, one of the tscinating things about this , tch up is both of these candidates, according to the polls, are disliked by a majority of the american people. >> that's right. and we're going to see estentially some of these big outside groups spending money fast to define donald trump, which means that this race in its initial stage may be ugly from the start, and it may just keep getting uglier as they trade attacks back and forth between each other. le pelley: been plenty ugly reready. john dickerson at "face the nation," nancy cordes, major etrrett, thanks so much. >> you're welcome. >> pelley: in another big story today, the largest automotive recall in american history has
more than doubled. ve additional 35 to 40 million takata air bags have a deadly flaw. jeff glor is following this. >> this issue is urgent. irmearch 31st, we had the 10th confirmed fatality in the united states. >> reporter: administrator mark rosekind said today the effort to replace defective takata air bags has to move faster, even though the task is monumental. >> replacement inflators need to be specifically engineered for each of the affected vehicle models. >> reporter: the problem is ammonium nitrate, a volatile chemical the takata corporation started using 15 years ago to cut costs. ammonium nitrate breaks down over time, especially in high heat, high humidity climates, o d can cause the air bag inflator to malfunction, potentially sending shrapnel rsrough the vehicle. over eight million inflators have been replaced so far, but that's less than 12% of the total inflators now involved. making the fixes have not been easy. drivers across the country have been calling and waiting.
hundreds of injuries have also been linked to the faulty inflators, including the air bag explosion that left a hole in angelina sujata's chest. t everybody kept telling me, air bags don't do that. that's the problem is these ones are. that's not right, and that's not okay. >> reporter: at the current rate, the air bags fixes won't be completed for more than three plars. rosekind said today he sympathizes. >> my family has a vehicle with a takata inflator sitting in our eriveway, so i fully understand the frustration. >> reporter: there are questions about whether takata, based in japan, can survive this crisis long term. if they can't, scott, it is not known who pays for the tens of millions of fixes that still need to be made. >> pelley: jeff glor, thanks for much. in fact, we have a list of all these recalled vehicles on our website, cbsnews.com. today, barack obama gave the good housekeeping seal of the president to the troubled waters of flint, michigan. and jericka duncan is there.
>> can i get some water? e reporter: before a crowd of 1,000... >> i really did need a glass of water. this is not a stunt. >> reporter:...president obama took a sip of flint's filtered opp water, assuring the people there that he cares. >> i've got your back. not too long ago i received a letter. >> reporter: the president singled out eight-year-old mari copeny. >> mr. president... >> reporter: she wrote him a letter in march expressing her concerns about the water. how would you describe the flint water? >> it's nasty. >> reporter: why it is nasty? >> it gives you bad rashes and headaches. >> reporter: flint's water crisis began two years ago after the city switched its water supply from detroit to the flint river to save money. the water wasn't treated for corrosion, causing lead to leech from aging pipes. three government workers have been charged with misconduct and itnspiracy to tamper with evidence.
one of them was arraigned today and pleaded no contest. though officials now say filtered tap water is safe, many like paris james don't believe it. ka when they said it was okay, >> wasn't really okay. ut reporter: the single mother's daily routine begins at 6:00 a.m. her three children get ready for school using bottled water. she drives them 20 minutes outside of flint to her parents house to bathe. so you refuse the pay your water bill? >> uh-huh. epy pay for poison? >> reporter: to date the city bos handed out more than 24 million bottles of water and over 100,000 filters. scott, the mayor says he wants the replace all the pipes, but right now there is just not enough money to do that. >> pelley: jericka duncan reporting. jericka, thank you. there is a terrible fire in canada that has forced the evacuation of a city of 90,000 residents.
int weather and drought set off the inferno consuming fort mcmurray. vinita nair is following this. >> reporter: with a sudden shift in the winds, the fast-moving fire changed direction and exploded into a raging inferno. tearing towards the city center. >> we only have what we have on our backs. >> let's go, let's go, go! >> reporter: frantic residents utd only a few minutes to try and escape the flames. >> i'm terrified. i'm very scared. n'm very nervous. i don't know if i'll have a home to come back to. >> reporter: in the chaotic evacuation, traffic was gridlocked on the only highway out of town. some motorists took five hours to travel just 12 miles while walls of flames burned a few ewet away. some reported hearing popping d unds as both cars and campers left behind exploded into flames. at least 1,600 buildings have been destroyed and one neighborhood was completely incinerated. fire chief darby allen. >> it's been the worst day of my career. he people here are devastated.
everyone is devastated. the community is going to be devastated. this is going to go on. this is going to take us a while to come back from. >> reporter: sadly we're getting word of fatalities now. a highway accident during the evacuation. unseasonably high temperatures and strong winds can make it worse again tomorrow. >>ott? >> pelley: vinita nair following developments. vinita, thank you. federal drug agents have joined the investigation into prince's death. and we'll remember a navy seal who gave everything for his country. when the "cbs evening news" continues.
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siurs of prince's life, the singer was preparing to silence an addiction, according to dr. howard kornfeld's attorney, william muazy. >> dr. kornfeld felt that his mission was a life-saving kssion. >> reporter: dr. kornfeld is a nationally recognized addiction treatment specialist who runs a addiction facility in california. muazy says on wednesday, april 20th, his client received a call from a member of prince's inner circle who described him as suffering from a grave medical condition. >> he set into motion a plan to get prince to a doctor in minnesota on thursday morning. >> reporter: kornfeld sent his son andrew to minnesota on a red eye flight to walk prince through the recovery program at bs home thursday morning. that's when the singer's body was discovered. >> one of the staff members started screaming. andrew heard the screams and went to the elevator where he saw that prince was unconscious. >> reporter: in the transcript of the 911 call, andrew kornfeld tells the dispatcher, "we're at prince's house. the person is dead here, and the
people are just distraught." muazy says andrew had a supply of addiction treatment medication with him. >> no drugs were ever administered. there was never any intention of drugs being administered. >> reporter: andrew kornfeld has been questioned by investigators. di says those medications were to be delivered to prince's local doctor. but, scott, if authorities don't m,lieve him, he could be criminally charged. ie pelley: jamie yuccas tonight. jamie, thank you. we have a rare peek inside a country that few americans are allowed to visit. that's next. i am her ally. so i asked about adding once-daily namenda xr to her current treatment for moderate to severe alzheimer's. it works differently. when added to another alzheimer's treatment, it may improve overall function and cognition. and may slow the worsening of symptoms for a while. vo: namenda xr doesn't change how the disease progresses.
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propaganda. ♪ siey spent the morning singing songs praising the country leaders. you can see their photos up on the wall. there's no escape from their , mehful gaze. billboards, meeting halls, they hang in homes like religious icons. retired teacher hong son suk told us it's just a part of life. "by having their photos on the .alls, they are always with us." she said, "we can repay their warm love and care." every detail of our trip is choreographed. our government guides decide what we see and who we talk. to our first stop was a farm cooperative, a pet project of president kim jong-un's. it's a carefully chosen sight for western eyes in a country that's faced famine and food ecortages worsened by economic isolation. farmer kim hak bao.
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allies under attack by isis. david martin tells us more. s reporter: by order of the governor, flags in arizona flew at half-staff today in memory of petty officer first class charles keating iv. his teammates in the navy seals, where his brother also serves, called him "c-4" since he was the fourth to bare what in arizona is a household name. his grandfather, charles keating, jr., a champion swimmer during his college years, was a financier sent to prison in a bank scandal that implicated several u.s. senators. his father, charles keating iii, was a three-time all-american swimmer at indiana university. c-4 was a star distance runner in high school where track coach rob reniewicki remembers him as the kid with the million dollar smile. >> he had a big heart, big smile, happy-go-lucky kid. he was the kind of kid that walked into a room and the room lit up.
hi reporter: after high school, he ran for indiana but left college to join the seals. begins with the notoriously tough basic training and going on the serve two combat tours in iraq and one in afghanistan. the ribbons on his chest include a bronze star with valor. he quietly married before he left on what turned out to be his final mission back to iraq, this time to fight isis. his commander said he fittingly went down swinging alongside his brothers in a withering firefight right where he wanted of be. ws death got a lot of attention -4cause of his name, but when you find out who c-4 was and how he lived his 31 years, you owe him not just attention, but as the governor of arizona said, "our thoughts, prayers, and eternal gratitude." david martin, cbs news, the t'ntagon. >> 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
a desperate call to a bay area doctor and a rush to heparins in his final hours. >> -- to help prince in his final hours. >> set into motion a plan with a life-saving mission. >> reporter: a closer look at the drug that might have saved the pop star. >> and then there was one. >> the lord may have another purpose for me. >> bay area republicans come to grips with the idea of checking the box for trump. >> new at 6:00, the sleek new way to fly from sillicon valley across the pond. yet another sign of the local airport's rise to major international hub. >> not every day we open a new park. >> sweeping bay area views no locker off limits. the brand-new park now open to the public. >> good evening, i'm elizabeth cook in for veronica de la cruz. >> i'm allen martin. today we are learning prince's reps reached out to a
prominent addiction specialist in marin county the day before he died. they said it was a grave emergency. dr. howard kornfeld wasn't available so he sent his son andrew, who also worked at the clinic. the younger kornfeld took a red eye from sfo to minneapolis. he was at prince's estate the day he died. his attorney says that while he did have synthetic opiates in his backpack, he did not supply prince with any drugs. the synthetic opiate is called buprenorphine, and is marketed under several brand names most common suboxone used to treat people with opiate addiction and wean them off narcotics. it produces similar effects to the drugs and works to prevent withdrawal. mike sugerman spoke to experts on addition and recovery. he says the cutting edge drug normally used is part of a larger treatment plan. >> reporter: you're right. suboxone is according to some a lifesaver and for some it is. but