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>> we'll see you at 6:00. captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: calling it quits, hillary clinton's top aide huma abedin splits with former congressman anthony weiner after he is caught up in another sexting scandal. also tonight a wild scene at lax. >> it was chaotic. we saw just a mob, a crowd running towards us. >> o'donnell: for the second time this month, reports of gunfire touch off panic at a major u.s. airport, raising concerns about security. takata is linked to another death, this time a truck carrying air bag inflators explodes and levels a house. and remembering gene wilder and his comedy from willie wonka to young frankenstein. >> that's frankenstein. >> o'donnell: sorry, frankenstein.
>> it's alive! this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> o'donnell: good evening, scott is off tonight. i'm norah o'donnell. this is our western edition. it is about the last thing hillary clinton's campaign needed, a scandal involving the husband of her top aide huma abedin. anthony weiner, the former new york congressman was caught sexting again. today abedin announced she's splitting with him. donald trump wasted no time using the scandal to attack ininton. tore's nancy cordes. >> we are moving forward. >> reporter: abedin stood by weiner the first time he was caught, and the second, and the third. but today the new york post published a suggestive photo he ddd sent to a woman as his toddler's son lay next to him within hours abedin released a statement from the hamptons beere clinton has been fundraising. nster long and painful consideration and work on my
marriage, i have made the decision to separate from my husband, abedin wrote. anthony and i remain devoted to doing what is best for our son who is the light of our life. weiner's troubles date back to 2011 when he accidentally peeted another racy photo of himself. was that a picture of you? >> well, the main question a lot of people are asking is, did i send the photograph. i did not. >> reporter: the outspoken congressman eventually owned up and resigned. >> i have done things i deeply regret. >> reporter: with abedin's support, he attempted a comeback with a failed bid for new york mayor. immortalized in an intimate documentary. abedin is so close to the clintons that her wedding was esficiated by the former t esident. s t her relationship with the ointon's has also landed her at nae center of lawsuits and congressional investigations as critics argue that her role at the nexus of the state department and the clinton foundation blurred ethical lines.
it has made abedin herself a campaign issue. ht i don't like huma going home at night and telling anthony weiner all of these secrets. >> reporter: trump couldn't resist weighing in on the separation today accusing clinton of bad judgment for naving someone like weiner in her orbit. we noticed that weiner has deleted his twitter account, about five and a half years too late. >> o'donnell: and tonight no longer appears in the orbit. thank you, nancy. srump is having problems of his own including questions about where exactly he stands on illegal immigration. rtter he backed off a vow to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants. trump will try to clarify in a speech wednesday in phoenix. here's major garrett. >> equal protection under the law must include the consistent application of our immigration dws. am reporter: donald trump hcuses president obama and indirectly hillary clinton, of
condoning lawlessness at the border, painting a picture of runaway illegal border crossings and no serious deportation onlicy. >> hillary clinton wants to have a totally open border, where people could just pour in and take your jobs. >> reporter: but more mexicans left the u.s. than came here between 2009 and 2014. and statistics appear to show the obama administration has deported more undocumented immigrants than the two previous administrations. advocates for undocumented immigrants like janet mergia of the national council of la raza argue current policy is harsh and a trump administration would be worse. >> you have called president obama the deporter-in-chief. what would president trump be? >> i guess he would be the exhorter-in-chief, exhorting extreme policies, extreme rhetoric that would be very scary and frightening. ri we will use immigration law
to prevent crimes and we will not wait. >> reporter: trump says he would prioritize deportations of obiminals. president obama has said the ome thing. in 2015, 59% of deported immigrants committed a crime in the u.s. trump's campaign manager kellyanne conway. >> he will enforce the law. that is a novel concept in washington d.c. where they just like to layer law on top of law shd never enforce what we have. >> reporter: obama-era e portation statistics include those captured at or near the no per. something no previous administration counted as a deportation. norah, trump points instead to a nd% decline in deportations of immigrants found more than 100 miles from the border as evidence current laws are not being enforced. >> o'donnell: all right, major garrett, thank you. we turn now to john dickerson, our cbs news political director tid moderator of "face the nation." aihn, what does the trump campaign hope to achieve with this new speech on wednesday about his immigration proposals?
>> well, donald trump has to bring in republican voters who have been on the sidelines because they think he's too risky. but he has to do it in a way that doesn't trade away his base who love his blunt authenticity, particularly on the issue of immigration that he will speak about later this week. but that leads to confusion. a couple of weeks ago donald trump said he would not pivot just before he pivoted to a new strategy. so on immigration while he says he's not changing, but at the same time he is. during the primaries he said he would deport the 11 million undocumented immigrants "so fast hur head would spin." caat was his quote. now his campaign is stressing that he's wrestling with the details. so the emphasis is no longer on the swiftness but on how he's weighing the details. obe problem is too big a shift and he will enrage conservatives lio are skeptical about politicians who wobble, but too hittle of a change and he will do nothing to spark a reconsideration by those nervous gop voters on the sidelines. nd o'donnell: labor day is just around the corner, the homestretch of this campaign. what issues does the clinton campaign need to deal with?
>> well, hillary clinton wants to keep donald trump from pivoting. she wants to keep everyone think being him in the most negative form. that is one challenge. the other is she has to deal tth stories that might inacerbate her great weakness which is on the question of ngust. that means any of these news stories about her email server or about the easy relationship between the clinton foundation and the state department. she has to keep all the focus haf of that because it gets to usat central question voters have about her which is her trustworthiness. >> o'donnell: and today her admpaign had to deal with the issue that hillary clinton, one of her top aides huma abedin and the embarrassing texts that her husband sent. does that change things? >> i don't think it changes anything. voters are worried about bigger issues and i think also we're still a pretty long way away from voting. and there are so many more news cycles to come. this will probably be forgotten. >> o'donnell: a smaller distraction, john dickerson, thank you. >> thanks, norah. >> o'donnell: there is a tropical storm warning up tonight for the north carolina
coast from cape lookout to oregon inlet and pamlico sound. a storm offshore is expected to strengthen and make landfall late tomorrow. it could bring as much as five l ches of rain. coavy rain and hail caused flash flooding today in colorado springs. streets became rushing rivers. it came on so quickly, drivers r t stuck. their cars had to be pulled out of the flood waters. the epidemic of gun violence in chicago has claimed another victim. this time the cousin of chicago bulls star dwayne wade. here's dean reynolds. >> reporter: 32-year-old nykea aldridge was on her way home from registering one of her four children at school on friday, pushing a stroller with her one month old baby along a sidewalk s chicago's south side when she took her last step. she wasn't the shooter's target but she's dead all the same. eddie johnson is the police superintendent. >> she wasn't aware that her short life would stand as an example for what is a clear
failure in the criminal justice system here in chicago. >> reporter: the two arrested suspects are convicted felons, brothers with known gang connections, yet neither served feir full sentences. ove got out in february, the other just a little over two weeks ago. to keep prisons from overcrowding, most gun offenders serve only 50% of their sentence thre. mayor rahm emanuel says that must change. >> we keep coming upon the same things. inpeat gun offenders who continually run in and out of the criminal justice system with no consequences. who are back on the streets, oreaking havoc. >> reporter: in only the most serious crimes such as murder, nc offenders serve more than anlf their sentences. keanuel and the police are ceshing for higher bonds to keep repeat gun offenders off the streets while awaiting trial and if convicted they want mandatory minimum sentences that would remove judicial discretion. >> whatever punishment they get, then they should have to abide by that and serve their time. that's the bottom line. >> reporter: diann aldridge is
nykea's mother. >> too soon. too soon. too soon. so, so sweet, taken away from us. >> reporter: and nykea aldridge not been related to a famous basketball player, it's unlikely chr murder would have drawn so r al attention. 1 ter all, norah, hers was just one of 11 murders the "chicago tribune" counted over the course of this past weekend. rounding out the most violent innth chicago has experienced in 20 years. >> o'donnell: dean reynolds, thank you. more than 280 flights were delayed in los angeles last night and at least 27 others more diverted when lax descended rito pandemonium because of a security scare. mireya villarreal has the story. la reporter: with guns drawn, lax airport police detained a asn carrying a plastic sword dressed as zorro.
linutes later, chaos. oolice were flooded with calls alout an active shooter and gunshots in terminal eight. >> reporter: the report turned out to be false but panic spread quickly to other terminals, as well as on social media. passengers ran in all directions dragging luggage and carrying llildren to safety. >> all of a sudden there was screaming around us, there say shooter there is a shooter. and everyone was starting to storm and run down the stairs. it was just crazy. >> reporter: some travelers hyded up on the tarmac. >> why are we running? eporecurity said to run. >> reporter: lax assistant police chief david maggard said most passengers left on their own. >> these are difficult situations. because there were multiple reports of something that was very significant and potentially very dangerous. ot reporter: two weeks ago, another false alarm played out
at new york's jfk airport. security expert henry willis questions whether the right protocols are in place to prevent this kind of mayhem. c people left the airport in a chaotic fashion. they ended up exiting, in some cases out on the tarmac, in other cases on to open roadways where they put themselves d ssibly in physical harm. and that itself is a breakdown hi public safety. >> reporter: things seem to be flnning smoothly here at lax. in all, 281 flights were delayed. hed two were cancelled. norah, when the initial reports reme in that shots were being fired here at the airport, the lax police department was able to send out text message notification telling anyone within a five mile radius to stay away from this area for their own safety. k o'donnell: all right, mireya, thank you so much. there was more heavy fighting today along the turkey-syria border. but it's not going quite the way the u.s. wants. holly williams on the dilemma posed by america's friends who are foes.
>> reporter: it began with turkey launching an offensive against isis last week. sending tanks and syrian rebel fighters over its border and into the town of jarablus. turkey is a close u.s. ally and ise operation was backed up by turkish and american air strikes. but after an easy victory fainst isis, the syrian rebels headed further south to take on kurdish fighters. trkey views the kurdish group as terrorists. but the kurdish fighters are backed by the u.s. they work together with american special forces. and we have seen them up close, riripping away territory from isis. so now two u.s.-backed groups who were both supposed to be fighting islamic extremists are instead clashing with each other. this video appears to show members of the kurdish group
captured and humiliated by rebel fighters. america's special envoy for the fight against isis brett mcgurk tweeted today the clashes are unacceptable, calling on all sides to stand down. the u.s. says the kurdish fighters are withdrawing from the contested area. but norah, this isn't the first time that u.s.-backed groups have clashed, and the more they fight each other, the longer it will take them to combat isis. >> o'donnell: holly williams in turkey, thank you. after facing severe backlash for jacking up the price of its epi- pen allergy treatment, the drug company mylan said today it plans to sell a generic version led it will cost about $300. that is half of the branded epi- pen's list price, but triple what it cost in 2008. coming up next, a link between a thmpany that made defective air bags and a deadly house explosion.
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takata corporation confirmed a truck carrying air bag inflators and a volatile chemical blew up last week in texas. one woman was killed. here's kris van cleave. >> reporter: the blast leveled a home shooting pieces of the tractor trailer and its contents up to a mile. ten homes in a two-mile radius reported damage. not much is left of the semi. it was hauling takata air bag voflators and a volatile propellant. the maverick county texas sheriff said the scene looked lake a bomb went off. part of the engine flew at least 30 yards ending up in a house. after a two-day search, police determined 67 year old lucilla robles died in the blast that destroyed her home. texas department of public safety investigators say it happened around 2:15 last monday morning outside the sparsely populated town of quemado. the 20-year-old driver of the truck failed to negotiate a curve and crashed near a home. he and a passenger were able to get out before the explosion ngich damaged a suv with two people inside.
all four had to be airlifted to tn antonio. this accident comes as takata faces one of the largest recalls in u.s. history stemming from detective air bag inflators that can explode sending metal r.rapnel into the cabin of a car. t ese accidents have killed at least 13 people. transportation secretary anthony foxx today expressed concern about this crash. wed we are just learning that federal safety investigators have joined the case. norah, in a statement to cbs news, takata says it has strict procedures when it comes to the transportation of its products that meet or exceed all regulatory requirements.
>> o'donnell: kris, thank you so still ahead, few singers have sold as many records as this man. we'll remember juan gabriel next. next.
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>> o'donnell: actor and writer >> o'donnell: actor and writer gene wilder died overnight from complications of alzheimer's disease. he was 83. wilder brought us so many classic comedy moments, just the mention of his name could make you laugh. here's john blackstone with some of those moments. >> give my creation life! >> reporter: with his wild hair and often manic persona, gene wilder gave life to a long list of hilarious and hysterical characters from the mad scientist in "young frankenstein." >> my name, it's pronounced frankenstein. >> reporter: to the neurotic would-be con man in "the producers." >> nothing, i-- my blue blanket, give me my blue blanket!
>> reporter: that role earned him an oscar nomination for best supporting actor. >> you must be igor. >> no, it's pronounced igor. >> reporter: he was also nominated for writing the screenplay for "young frankenstein," along with his cequent collaborator director mel brooks. together they took "blazing saddles" where no western had bne before. he could be depended on to deliver the unexpected. wilder was not the first actor considered for the starring role in "willie wonka and the chocolate factory" in 1971. ♪ if you want to view paradise. >> reporter: fred astaire was reportedly in the running, but today it seems hard to imagine anyone else in what has become a children's classic. le i didn't want to do hamlet or macbeth. i wanted to do comedy. but i wanted it to be real. reayou can be real and huge at the same time. >> reporter: he had huge success ra a series of collaborations with richard pryor.
>> that's right, that's right, we bad. >> uh-huh. >> reporter: the on screen chemistry with gilda radner continued off screen. they were married from 1984 until her death from ovarian cancer five years later. he became actively involved in raising cancer awareness, helping found the gilda radner ovarian cancer detection center as well as gilda's club. but as he told cbs's sunday ldrning in 2005, gene wilder lived a life with no regrets. >> i'm very happy where i am. r:don't want to change anything. san eporter: john blackstone, cbs news, san francisco. >> o'donnell: you heard wilder say he had a simple rule for comedy. don't try to make it funny, try to make it real. that's the "cbs evening news," for scott pelley, i'm norah o'donnell and i will see you first thing tomorrow on "cbs this morning." goodnight. captioning sponsored by cbs captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
kaepernick under fire for ational it is the silent protest everyone is talking about. 49ers quarterback collin capper anything under fire for sitting during the national anthem. this evening he's been stripped of a hometown honor. good evening. we have live team coverage for you. we begin in kaepernick's hometown where part of the backlash involves a restaurant's menu. >> reporter: and a hot dog. this is certainly generated a lot of public opinion. this all american hot dog establishment used to have a hot dog named after colin kaepernick until now. from the pitman high school football field where he onced
practices to downtown, they embraced the celebrated the hometown hero. f he was wiser he would have thought about it --- and he gonna pay the price " "i think having a hot dog taken down is a small price to pay for making comments about being oppressive nation when you are drawing in a salary of millions of dollars every year " kaepernick said it took time for him to decide how to express himself, but in a news conference yesterday he said he stands behind what he is doing - even if it could cost him his position on the field and endorsements .... for now what once was the kaepernick footer remains nameless ----- but the owners say not for long as there are a lot of heros in their town ..... "we have a lot of veterans that come in here and here we for the veterans and police officers " we want to know what you >> we are not against the message he is trying to portray. we are just saying we don't think that he went about it in the best way sitting from the national anthem. >> oh say can you see. >> reporter: the kaepernick footer was created when he lead the niners to the superbowl in 2013 in new orleans. we went back into video archives to see what he did back then during the anthem. there he is standing up during the national