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ni ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> dubois: hermine's knockout eeow. >> i can't see! >> dubois: florida's first hurricane in 11 years knocks out power for hundreds of thousands, then starts a holiday weekend p ek up the east coast, 43 million people in its path. also tonight, what hillary clinton told the f.b.i. in its criminal investigation of her e-mails. a former college swimming star gets out of prison after serving just three months for sexual assault. new photos reveal the wounds he received that night. and chloe's special guest for "show and tell." >> what brought me here today to talk to your class was an act of t aracter. >> dubois: steve hartman will
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tell, later in the show. this is the "cbs evening news" wi elley. >> dubois: good evening. scott is off tonight. i'm maurice dubois, and this is our western edition. as the weekend is beginning in the east with a deadly storm. hermine made landfall this morning in northern florida as a hurricane, the first to hit that state since 2005. a man was killed by a fallen tree. tonight, hermine is a tropical storm, churning up the coast with torrential rain, damaging wind and dangerous seas. we have a team on hermine's trail, beginning with omar villafranca in port richey, florida. >> reporter: hurricane hermine barreled into the sunshine state around 2:00 a.m. this morning. the deadly storm flooded entire neighborhoods. wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour snapped trees, one of which fell on top of a homeless man, killing him. nearly 300,000 people lost
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power, with power lines down in most of the state. >> i don't know the condition of d house. i don't know if it's flooded or if it isn't. it's really, really, really bad. d.ke, i've never seen it this bad before. >> reporter: here in pasco county, florida, 18 people had to be rescued from the rising waters, which had barely receded in some places. emergency management crews have been out all day. >> because you had high tide, heavy bands of rain and heavy wind. >> reporter: pasco county sheriff chris nocco. what do you tell people when there's more water on the way? >> so, we always tell people first and foremost, evacuate, get out of here, and then just try to go to higher ground. >> reporter: to give you an idea of how fast this water can move, about an hour ago, this part of the street was completely dry. now, the water is up to my knees, and there is more rain in the forecast. r reporter: i'm mark strassmann rlesharleston, south carolina. hermine lashed and slashed its
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way across the southeast thernight with 80-mile-per-hour urnds and crashing surf before making its way up the atlantic coast. d skidaway island in savannah, a possible tornado strike toawned by the storm battered a dozen homes in this subdivision. all that racket woke up neighbor tom woiwode. >> rumble like, as they say, a freight train, and then it was done. ai looks like a big mower just came through and mowed down the trees. >> reporter: if hermine airengthens again over the lalantic, up to 15 inches of ouin could fall in southeastern and mid-atlantic states over the weekend-- cities like charleston, south carolina. charleston mayor john tecklenburg: >> we're taking this storm very seriously. we are expecting serious winds, serious rainfall that can lead to flash flooding, trees being down, utilities being down. >> reporter: it's blustery here in charleston, maurice, wind gusts of up to 50 miles an
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hour-- proof that hermine still packs a punch. >> dubois: mark strassmann for us tonight in charleston. eric fisher is chief meteorologist at our cbs station in boston, wbz. he's on the beach, awaiting the storm. eric, what's next? >> reporter: well, maurice, coastal communities from here in new england down to the mid- atlantic watching hermine's progress very carefully this weekend. there's a big complicating factor with this storm. so, today, it's been moving very ryickly across the southeast, sst look at the pattern as we head into this weekend. big area of high pressure builds over the top of the storm. that closes the escape hatch, if you will. g can't get out to sea, so it slows down and then it stalls. in fact, if even drifts back to the west as we get into the day on sunday, at the same time re-intensifying. it may become a hurricane again as it nears the jersey shore. and it's not just this weekend but into monday, into tuesday, into wednesday and thursday. it's going to drift offshore, ng uly churning up the ocean and silding some very large waves. so, the bottom line is, from the
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mid-atlantic to new england, significant beach erosion, some e bor coastal flooding is possible, especially in new trsey. maurice, it might be the worst flooding since sandy in 2012. >> dubois: meteorologist eric fisher along the shores of massachusetts tonight. hermine is disrupting travel plans for many of the more than 15 million americans who are flying this holiday weekend. all of the major airlines are dopping fees for changing flights affected by the storm. on the roads, drivers are paying the lowest labor day gas prices since 2004, an average of $2.22 a gallon. on the eve of the holiday, the f.b.i. released 58 pages of documents on its now-closed criminal investigation of hillary clinton's use of private e-mail servers while she was secretary of state. here's julianna goldman. >> reporter: during her 3.5-hour interview on july 2, f.b.i. investigators showed hillary clinton classified e-mails from her personal account while secretary of state, many she didn't remember. clinton didn't recall receiving
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any e-mails she thought should not be on an unclassified system e d repeatedly said she relied on state officials to use their best judgment when handling classified information. asked what "c" referred to one a e-mail, clinton stated she did not know and could only speculate it was referencing paragraphs marked in alphabetical order. she questioned the classification level and said she saw the e-mail as a "condolence call." >> good morning. >> reporter: days later, the f.b.i. announced there was no evidence clinton or her aides ath intentionally mishandled classified information, but director james comey was still aritical. >> they were extremely careless. >> reporter: today, the clinton campaign said the "materials made clear why the justice department believed there was no basis to move forward." but donald trump seized on the f re release of f.b.i. documents, saying, "i really don't understand how she was able to get away from prosecution." while investigators said cyber attackers tried to gain access to clinton's server, the f.b.i. found no evidence they were successful.
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ct it couldn't conclude that the information on her server wasn't compromised, in part because they didn't have access tp the 13 smartphones the report found clinton may have used. dninton's lawyers said they couldn't locate them. e e aide recalled two times where he destroyed old mobile devices by breaking them in half or hitting them with a hammer. the documents will also certainly give ammunition to trump and his supporters, who have been questioning clinton's health. ice told investigators, maurice, that she couldn't recall every heiefing she received at the end tener tenure, in part because clinton was working less after her concussion and subsequent blood clot. >> dubois: julianna goldman in washington tonight. not only are trump and clinton disliked by many americans, a new poll today shows many voters are afraid of them. take a look. 80% of trump supporters say they'd feel scared if clinton won, and 62% of clinton supporters say they'd feel scared if trump won. trump has very little support among african americans, and tomorrow he will try to change
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that. here's dean reynolds. >> reporter: great faith ninistries international is one of detroit's most prominent black churches... >> and lift up your faith right now. >> reporter: ...and bishop wayne jackson will interview donald llump tomorrow to set of test ows sincerity of his recent outreach of african americans. ic gave the "detroit free press" a preview. >> i'm going to ask him if he's a racist. so many people think that's who you are. put it on the record, you know. >> reporter: that interview won't be seen for at least another week, and when it is, it will be aired on the bishop's local tv show. trump will also visit jackson's congregation that has about 3,000 members, though it's unclear if he will address them. according to the "new york times," the trump campaign has left little to chance in the q&a with the bishop, scripting both his questions and trump's answers beforehand to avoid strange digressions like this one in june. >> look at my african american over here. n ok at him. >> reporter: trump has been
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courting blacks at his mostly white rallies with an unusual mix of sympathy and impatience. >> you're living in poverty. your schools are no good. you have no jobs. what the hell do you have to fose? >> reporter: that kind of message from the man who led the birther movement against the first african american president has rubbed some people the wrong way. keith owens is the senior editor of the "michigan chronicle," an african american newspaper here in detroit. now, has there been much community reaction to trump's visit to detroit? >> oh, yeah, very much, very strongly, and i think most of it hasn't been too positive. >> reporter: why do you think that is? >> they think it's a joke. itmean, they know trump, the things he has said, what he has stood for, and i think he's kind of using detroit as a prop. t reporter: bishop jackson said tr understands the concerns of the community, but he stresses that tomorrow will be an engagement with trump, maurice, not an endorsement. >> dubois: dean reynolds in detroit tonight. today, the nonpartisan presidential debate commission announced the moderators for the
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four debates to begin in just over three weeks. each of the major broadcasts and cable networks will be represented. cbs news correspondent and cbsn anchor elaine quijano will moderate the debate between vice presidential candidates tim kaine and mike pence. former stanford swimmer brock turner was released from prison today. turner was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman at the university. his case drew national attention when he was sentenced to just six months. he served half of that. john blackstone is in san jose. >> reporter: at 6:00 a.m., brock rnrner walked out of the santa clara county jail into a crowd of cameras, reporters and s otesters. >> loser! >> reporter: turner said nothing im he climbed into the back of a waiting vehicle. heunty sheriff laurie smith opened his cell to cameras, peying he got no special treatment but he did receive hate mail. >> we're done with him. he should be in prison right now, but he's not in our custody.
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>> reporter: photos obtained by nbc news show turner the night he was captured as he sexually assaulted an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on the stanford campus. the former stanford swimmer could have gone to prison for six years. instead, he was sentenced to tost six months by judge aaron rsrsky, himself a stanford graduate and lacrosse player. ( cheers ) outside jail today, dozens continued their call for judge persky to be removed from the bench. stanford law professor michele dauber leads the recall campaign. i judge persky bent over backwards to grant turner probation. his victim did not receive justice. >> reporter: his victim, who remains anonymous, brought witionwide attention to the case with a searing letter she read in court, telling turner: "one night of drink can ruin two e ves, you and me. you are the cause, i am the wafect." >> when i was a freshman at cal, i was sexually assaulted on an off-campus trip. >> reporter: sophie karasek saw her own experience in the letter
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from turner's victim. >> and i have just been completely blown away by how hech the national discourse has changed because of the powerful e rds of the survivor in this case. te reporter: turner is now ctpected to return to his home in ohio, where he will have to register as a sex offender and spend three years on probation. the recall campaign against judge persky is running into some opposition. 40 law school professors are among those, maurice, who call t a threat to the rule of law. >> dubois: john blackstone in san jose. there were layoffs yesterday at america's largest veterans' charity. wounded warrior project cut the executive staff by 50%. e is one of the several changes outlined by the new c.e.o. his predecessor was forced out after a cbs news investigation that raised questions about how ity charity was spending millions in donations. here's chip reid. be i'll be damned if you're going to take hardworking americans' money and drink it and waste it. >> reporter: iraq war veteran
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eric millet quit his job with wounded warrior project, denouncing what he saw as lavish spending on staff parties and executive salaries. >> it was extremely extravagant, dinners and alcohol. >> reporter: other former employees were so fearful of retaliation, they asked us not to show their faces. >> a lot of the warriors that i rrw needed mental health treatment. they don't get that from wounded t.rrior project. >> reporter: after an internal hevestigation, the board of directors fired c.e.o. stephen nardizzi, who had made flamboyant entrances at staff parties, for focusing too much on fundraising rather than veterans' programs. >> i'm very lucky and honored to be here. >> reporter: six weeks ago, lieutenant general michael linnington, who fought in afghanistan and iraq, became c.e.o. and this week on "cbs this morning" announced a series c changes and promised transparency. >> what i'm doing today is o edging to everyone my best urforts, our best efforts to squeeze every nickel of every donor dollar.
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>> reporter: wounded warrior project says it has also banned extravagant staff parties and inc increase investment in mental health care. at ne're doubling down on those efforts because, indeed, that need is great and growing. r: reporter: donations to wounded warrior project have reportedly been down significantly ever since we exposed their extravagant spending. now, maurice, the new management thpes the changes they're making will help convince the public that they are back on track. >> dubois: chip reid in .ashington. and we want to note that an executive of cbs corporation sits on the board of wounded warrior project. coming up next, mother teresa about to become a saint, but it's not without controversy. i d about con-artists committing medicare fraud... it made me so mad i wanted to give them the old one-two one, never give your medicare number to get a free offer or gift two, always check your medicare statements for errors
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the poor and revered by popes and presidents, queens and princesses. standing less than five feet tall, mother teresa was seen as a giant among those she served. the so-called "saint of the s"tters" spent nearly half a century helping the dying and itstitute and was awarded the wobel peace prize for her work. but as a volunteer in 2008 at mother teresa's missionaries for charity, hemley gonzales saw a darker side. >> i saw things like nuns washing needles with tap water and reusing them on patients. i saw patients dying without proper diagnosis. >> reporter: today, gonzales runs his own aid group in kolkata, india, and is a vocal erponent of mother teresa's organization, pushing it for more financial transparency and better care. >> i think people don't tderstand the whole dynamic. >> reporter: author susan conroy also volunteered at mother teresa's hospice. >> the home for the dying isn't
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a hospital. it's a home where we took in tose who had nowhere else to go. >> reporter: conroy knew mother teresa for 11 years and wrote two books about the woman who she says inspired her to reach out and care for those who have no one. >> millions of lives throughout the world were touched by her for 50 years, you know, and we felt she was a saint all along. i... i personally looked at her like mother, and i called her, "mother." i'd say, "i love you, mother." i couldn't help it. , laughs ) ug reporter: and now, mother moresa will be officially known as saint theresa of calcutta. maurice, this is a woman who it n s revealed in letters seen after her death struggled with her own faith and her relationship with god. t. dubois: seth doane in rome tonight. when we come back in just a moment, trapped for nine days, rv earthquake survivor walks free on all four legs. legs. noooo... then if i want to come back again... yes! it's perfect. now that we've added adjustable base, my favorite part
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haow him what you was doing. >> reporter: that's when chloe saw something shiny and picked it up. her dad was mad. n i ut when i flipped it over, i noticed that it said "barcelona, 1992." and i... i had just a strong feeling that this was that s ympic gold medal. >> new at 6:00, the theft of an olympic gold medal caught on video. yo reporter: like everyone else in atlanta, wayne had heard the 1ws about the 1992 olympic canoeist who had his gold medal stolen from his car. that canoeist? joe jacobi. first of all, what are you doing carrying this thing around? >> i had taken this medal everywhere. i... i'm very casual with it. you kind of have to be if your goal is to share it. >> reporter: indeed, joe's medal had been one of the most shared on the planet. everyone he met got a chance to hold it. d d thanks to the smiths... >> i want to show you something. >> reporter: ...they still can. >> i actually won this gold , dal. >> reporter: on monday, joe took the medal to chloe's school.
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it's pretty beat up now, but joe actually likes it better. he says it now has a better story and a much better moral. >> what brought me here today to talk to your class was an act of character, and this is what chloe and her family did. >> reporter: which leads us back to the chattahoochee. since returning the medal, chloe and joe have become fast friends. this is their second trip down the river, and they plan on many more, because joe may have lost an olympic medal, but he has clearly found something gold. steve hartman, "on the road" in atlanta, georgia. >> dubois: solid gold. that is the "cbs evening news," as we begin our 54th year as network television's first half- urur evening news broadcast. for scott pelley, i'm maurice dubois. have a good, and safe holiday weekend. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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hung up on a diploma. now, e acting chief.. proves to kp the search for a new police chief in san francisco gets hung up on a diploma. the acting chief proves he has a college degree and explains why he first refused to talk about it. good evening. new at 6:00 after some questions, san francisco's acting police chief is showings off his diploma and asking why so many people are so focused on his education. kpix 5's cate caugiran on how the chief tried to end speculation today. >> reporter: acting police chief toney chaplin is currently applying for the job permanently alongside 60 other people. over the past few days he has been vague about the details around where he got his college degree. but now this is an issue he
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wants to put to rest. acting san francisco police chief toney chaplin is setting his record and resume' straight. chief, did you go to college? >> i have gone to many colleges. and i finished my degree at colorado state university system. it's a online program that i finished here while i was in the police department. >> reporter: the chief explained he started attending college before called to serve in operation desert storm but had to put his degree on hold after his police career took off. a few years ago, he decided to finish his degree enrolling in colorado state university's global campus taking courses online. >> everything on my resume' is verifiable and i will provide proof when asked by the police commission if asked. >> reporter: he went as far as to show me the degree off camera. but he didn't want to share it publicly. >> i'm the only one that's out there in front and i think it would be inappropriate for me to campaign for the job while i'm doing the job. >> reporter: we asked the chief why he initially evaded questions abou

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