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captions by: caption colorado >> pelley: clinton calls trump a fraud. >> he is trying to scam america the way he scammed all those people at trump u.. >> pelley: also tonight, a toddler in the grips of a gorilla, a mother's frantic call for help. >> he's dragging my son! i can't watch this! >> pelley: scammers with skimmers. pickpockets go high-tech. >> they're basically magicians. >> pelley: and fans with phones. >> please stop filming me with the video camera. >> pelley: performers snap back. >> reporter: do you think this is a battle you can win? >> well, i'll die trying. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. today, hillary clinton took her
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attacks on donald trump to a whole new level. for the first time, she called him a fraud for allegedly ripping off students at his trump university. he denies doing that. a new poll out today shows clinton's lead over trump nationally is just four points. but, remember, it's not the popular vote that wins. the presidential election is a state-by-state battle for 270 electoral votes. here's nancy cordes. >> this is just more evidence that donald trump himself is a fraud. >> reporter: newly released federal court documents gave clinton all the ammunition she needed. >> you can't make this up. >> reporter: she quoted managers at the now-defunct trump university who said the real estate school's business model was a total lie that preyed upon the elderly and uneducated. >> trump and his employees took advantage of vulnerable americans, encouraging them to
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max out their credit cards, empty their retirement savings, destroy their financial futures, all while making promises they knew were false from the beginning. >> reporter: taking a page from trump, clinton kept up the assault online with a barrage of tweets calling trump u., "a con that intentionally put people at risk." >> i'll win the trump university case. >> reporter: but trump's not the only candidate being scrutinized by federal authorities. clinton's e-mail server is the focus of a long-running f.b.i. investigation. in a new national quinnipiac poll, both candidates get low marks for honesty, though trump does slightly better. >> i want to have an intervention. ( laughter ) >> reporter: speaking in indiana today, president obama went after trump's plan to lower taxes for the wealthy. >> that will not bring jobs back. that is not fighting for the american middle class. that will not help us win.
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that is not going to make your lives better. that will help people like him. >> reporter: trump is not the type to let an attack go unanswered, and this evening, he has taken to twitter saying, "crooked hillary clinton is a fraud who has put the public and country at risk by her illegal and very stupid use of e-mails. many missing." in other words, scott, i know you are, but what am i? >> pelley: nancy cordes reporting tonight. nancy, thank you. well, trump university never had a campus. it started in 2004 as a series of seminars to teach real estate investing. students paid $1,400 for three days, and then were pressed to pay $35,000 to get tips from trump himself. nearly 7,000 students signed up. three years ago, the new york attorney general and students in california sued. chief legal correspondent jan crawford is following this case in federal government.
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>> reporter: on the defensive, donald trump has taken aim at the judge. >> the judge has been very unfair, has not done a good job. he's been a very bad judge, he has been very unfair. >> reporter: trump's even brought up judge gonzalo curiel's ethnicity. >> the judge, who we believe to be is mexican, which is great, that's fine. >> reporter: curiel, who was born in indiana, has now turned the tables, ordering the ntcuments in the case released noting "trump placed the integrity of these court proceedings at issue." the documents, confidential playbooks, gave university employees tips on the psychology of the sale, urging them to use personal information to identify and recruit prospective students easily swayed by hopes of financial gain. one example: are they a single parent of three children that may need money for food? potential students were invited to free workshops where they were pressed to take additional courses, one costing almost $35,000.
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before closing in 2010, trump university promised to teach students the real estate tycoon's investment techniques. >> that's what it's all about-- success. it's going to happen to you. >> the courses that i took were outstanding. >> reporter: today, the trump campaign released this video of three students who say they are successful in business because of what they learned at trump u.. but that's not what former trump university student gary smith told cbs news. >> i didn't get any financial gain. it's been a big-time net loss at this point. >> reporter: now the judge is now trying to roll back his order, saying he mistakenly ordered some documents released that contain personal information on the students, like their home addresses. about 40% of the students, scott, have asked for a refund. >> pelley: jan crawford in the washington newsroom. jan, thank you. well, students in a real university barricaded themselves in their classrooms today. hundred of police officers stormed the university of california los angeles after
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reports of an active shooter. turned out to be a student and a professor who died in a murder- suicide. ben tracy is there for us right now. ben. >> reporter: scott, this is the engineering building here where the shooting happened today, and we've just confirmed that the professor's name was william klug. as you can see, there is still quite a police presence here tonight but this is nothing compared to what it looked like here earlier this morning. the law enforcement response to this was simply massive. you had hundreds of l.a.p.d. officers swarming this campus with automatic weapons. you had the f.b.i., the a.t.f., and 17 ambulances that were sent here. now, that is in large part because this is such a huge campus. 419 acres on the middle of the west side of los angeles where more than 30,000 students go to school. now, most of those student were on lockdown for about two hours. from social media, we could see some of the ways they tried to protect themselves. some students used an extension cord to actually tie their door
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shut. other students used a printer and a foosball table to barricade their door. now, obviously, this did not turn out to be a mass shooting. this turned out to be a murder- suicide, and the motive for that at this point, scott, is still unknown. >> pelley: ben tracy on campus for us tonight. ben, thank you. well, today, a fired florida police officer was charged in the fatal shooting of a 31-year- old man who was stranded on a highway in the middle of the night last october. the victim was armed, legally. prosecutors say the action of the plainclothes cop in palm beach garden were grossly negligent. here's david begnaud. >> reporter: cory jones died waiting for help. last october, the south florida drummer's vehicle had broke wwn. he was on the phone with roadside assistance when officer nouman raja, wearing no badge and in casual clothes, pulled up and confronted him. that's according to cell phone transcripts released today.
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at that point, raja fired three shots. he later claimed jones pulled his gun. raja fired three additional shots, one second apart, as jones ran away. >> the grand jury today found that the use of force by mr. raja was unjustified. >> reporter: david arongerber is the state's attorney. >> this office has charged mr. raja with two counts-- one count of of manslaughter by culpable negligence, and one count of attempted first degree murder with a firearm. >> reporter: the arrest report says at no time did raja ever identify himself as a police officer, nor was he wearing a police vest, even though his supervisor had ordered him to do so. one of those bullets passed through corey jones' heart and lungs.
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his family said today this arrest sends a message that this conduct will not be tolerated from members of law enforcement. no comment tonight from the fired officer's legal team. scott, that affidavit makes it very clear-- corey jones never fired his loaded weapon, which he had just purchased three days before he was killed. >> pelley: and the officer could face up to life in prison. david begnaud on the story for us tonight. david, thank you. well, tonight, most of the texas and oklahoma are under flood watches and warnings. at least eight people have drowned since last week. manuel bojorquez is in richmond, texas, where the brazos river is at a record high and still rising. >> reporter: the driver of this s.u.v. escaped just moments before rushing floodwaters near san antonio washed it away tuesday. dozens had to be rescued when up to six inches of rain fell in parts of the state. near houston, the brazos river swallowed up more land and
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homes, including mary doetter's. >> it's unbelievable. i mean, i don't know what i'm going to do an hour from now. >> reporter: the water was only up to her doorstep yesterday. today, it's nearly three feet tep. she moved family heirlooms to a nearby storage facility. that's now flooded, too. >> we can't handle anymore. we want to get back to a daily life. >> reporter: but it could be days before the water recedes. the worst predictions had the river rising to a record 53.5 feet. here in richmond, it's already an entire foot above that. that means more evacuations. kevin hoff helped his sister and nieces to dry ground. what's it like back there? >> swift. >> reporter: swift? >> yeah. >> reporter: it's part of the river now. >> yeah, it's part of the river. >> reporter: here in fort bend county, more than 100 people have been rescued using boats like this one. scott, there is a chance of rain in the forecast here every day through the weekend, and now concerns parts of the river could remain at flood stage for
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up to two weeks. >> pelley: manuel, thank you. well today, the family of that three-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla exhibit said they will not sue the cincinnati zoo. the boy is all right, but of course, his mother didn't know that when she called 911 on saturday. the audio tapes are out, and jamie yuccas has them. >> reporter: just moments after her three-year-old boy fell into the gorilla enclosure, the terrified mother called for help. >> reporter: others dialed 911 as they watched the 420-pound gorilla drag the boy throughout the exhibit.
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>> reporter: zookeepers killed the endangered western lowland gorilla to save the boy's life. >> the child is safe. >> reporter: cbs also learned police are still reviewing the parent's actions that led up to the incident. ultimately, the decision to pursue charges is up to the local prosecutor. the family has not been home since the incident, but because of the backlash police have offered them patrols. and scott, family released a new statement today saying their son was seen by a second doctor and is doing okay. >> pelley: jamie yuccas in cincinnati, jamie, thank you. a new report from a.a.a. says e,enage drivers kill an average of 10 people a day in crashes during the summer. chip reid found out why. ( screaming ) >> reporter: over the past eight years, a.a.a. studied thousands of teen drivers using dashboard cameras and found nearly 60% of
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teen crashes are caused by distracted driving. jennifer ryan is a a.a.a. spokesperson. >> early on, teens were more likely to talk on their phones, and now they're more likely to interact with their phones via texting or social media. this is particularly scary because they're looking down and taking their eyes off the road. >> reporter: the study found 12% of teen driver crashes involved use of a cell phone. another 15% of those crashes followed being distracted by passengers. >> what we know about teens is when they add a passenger, they're more likely to be distracted. they're more likely to engage in risky behavior. >> reporter: 30 states and the district of columbia now ban wireless devices for drivers under age 18. a.a.a. is urging the other 20 states to do the same. >> this device, also, can only take a moment and your life can be changed. ( applause ) >> reporter: ron wooldridge lost two sisters in a crash in texas in march. the driver, their teenage friend, was looking at her phone moments before hitting a truck
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head on. now woolridge spends a lot of his time talking to teenagers who sometimes seem to think they're invincible about the reality of distracted driving. >> two young ladies' lives were cut short in a split second. i just try to make sure that i help others so they don't have to experience what we've experienced. >> reporter: most victims of teen driver crashes are not behind the wheel, scott. in fact, a.a.a. says two-thirds of the people who die in those crashes are passengers, pedestrians, or they're in other vehicles. >> pelley: chip reid reporting for us tonight. chip, thank you. coming up next on "the cbs evening news," how to protect yourself from the latest credit card scam. it was an idea. an inspiration. a wild "what-if." so scientists went to work. they examined 87 different protein structures.
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last month, thieves at wal-mart stores in virginia and kentucky used skimmers, devices placed over credit card readers, to gather information and pin numbers and make duplicate cards. a skimmer works by recording the digital information from a swiped card, and a microcamera captures the pin number. those are sent to the thief via bluetooth or removed later. in this security video, the man on the right shields his partner who pulls the skimmer out of his jacket and pops it in place. the whole operation? two seconds. they made off with as much as $20,000 from at least 38 victims. michael seremetis is with the secret service, the agency which investigates these types of crimes. >> they would download the information and put it on a duplicate card, either a gift card or another credit card they had. where they would download the information on to this magnetic strip. and then they have your credit card and can use it for any type of fraudulent purchases. >> reporter: the devices are identical to the real things and have plagued gas stations and a.t.m. machines for years. crooks have now gone retail,
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using them at self-checkout machines at those wal-marts and separately at safeway stores in california and colorado. watch this video from a convenience store in miami. it takes mere seconds for the clerk to be distracted and a skimmer placed over the credit card scanner. bob sullivan is a security expert with >> it's remarkable how fast these things can be put on top of a cash register. the folks who do the credit card skimming, they're basically magicians. they use sleight of hand, and in an instant they can plop one of these things on to another terminal, almost invisibly. >> reporter: wal-mart now requires customers to use special chip-enabled cards, more secure because they're not swiped, but 30% of credit cards don't have them and only 20% of card terminals are compatible. the secret service says you can protect yourself by always covering the keypad with your other hand when you enter the pin. scott, they also advise to you check your accounts daily for any suspicious charges. >> pelley: don dahler, thank you very much, don.
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>> pelley: today, the food and drug administration launched an assault on salt. it put out new guidelines aimed at cutting salt in food by a third over the next decade in order to reduce heart attacks jon strokes. dr. jon lapook is here. jon, what's behind these new recommendations? >> reporter: scott, we know that eating too much salt increases the risk of high blood pressure, which is the leading cause of death from heart attack and stroke. ow, 90% of americans eat too much sodium, and more than 75% of that salt comes from processed food and restaurants, not from people adding it with a salt shaker. right now, the average daily sodium intake in the u.s. is 3,400 milligrams, well above the recommended total of 2,300 milligrams. that's just one teaspoon of salt, scott. the f.d.a. is suggesting food companies and restaurants gradually reduce sodium levels in food over 10 years. >> pelley: dr. jon lapook, thank
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doesn't get much simpler than that. what's in your wallet? neighborhood told to shelte place. next. weather talent appears at wx center with generic pinpoint filling monitor the take special sponsored 7-day >> p >> pelley: one of the greatest conveniences ever invented can also be one of the greatest annoyances ever imagined. adele is just the latest performer to tell her fans she has had enough of their cell phones. here's anthony mason. >> ♪ hello from the other side ♪ >> reporter: adele's made it clear-- she doesn't want her audiences to say hello from the other side of a cell phone. >> can you stop filming me with the video camera because i'm really here in real life, enjoy it in real life rather than through your camera. >> reporter: and fellow artists are applauding. >> i appreciate that she did it,
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and it gives it more attention, it's a good thing. >> reporter: wesley schultz, lead singer of the lumineers, says he interrupts a concert in the midst of the fans' most popular song. >> it's usually stopped between "ho, hey." >> would you mind putting away all your cell phones. >> they're willing to spoil a half of a song just to let you know it's that important. >> reporter: broadway stars are also fighting back. the creator of the smash hit "hamilton," lin manuel miranda, recently tweeted, "you don't pick up a phone when you're caught in a moment. you stay in the moment." in 2009, broadway legend patti lupone halted her big number in "gypsy," when she saw a camera. >> it's enraging. >> reporter: lupone is still
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fighting the cell phone craze. do you think it's a battle you can win? >> well, i'll die trying. i will give up the stage before i give up allowing phones in that theater. >> reporter: last year at lincoln center, lupone reenacted how she snatched a phone from a texting audience member. >> it was right here. h was this lady right here, and i just grabbed the phone. it has to do with concentration, respect, focus, and why are you there. >> reporter: but more and more fans feel like they haven't been there unless they have the photo to prove it. anthony mason, cbs news, new york. s> pelley: and that's the cbs alening 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
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gun battle. right now.. a fremont neighborhood on lockdo breaking news. two police officers shot when a traffic stop turned into a gun battle. right now, a fremont neighborhood on lockdown as police search for the shooter. good evening, i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm allen martin. hundreds of officers are swarming a fremont neighborhood in search of at least one suspect who shot two police officers. people are being told to "shelter in place." police believe the people they are looking for are still close by. this started about 1:30 with a traffic stop on fremont and washington boulevard. the first officer went down in an exchange of gunfire there. only 10 minutes later, a fremont detective confronts the
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suspect on roberts avenue and more gunfire, that detective was shot. we're going to begin our coverage. emily turner has been covering things at the police command center. >> reporter: it's a fluid situation. things are changing minute by minute. i want to show you a police press conference that's just finished up. the most important element that came out of that press conference is that these two officers are still alive. so one was shot first in a traffic stop was shot once. he is in critical condition right now. the officer, the detective who was shot the second time, he was shot twice, he is in stable condition at this point. beyond that, deputies are not releasing any more information


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