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captioning sponsored by cbs ♪ ♪ >> pelley: an urgent phone message. the government tells owners of samsung's galaxy note 7 to shut them off immediately. they could explode. >> it was very surprising to me how quick the dash caught on fire. >> pelley: also tonight, a north korean nuclear explosion sends shockwaves around the world. the south says the dictator is spiraling out of control. 15 years later, 9/11 first responders face new health problems.later, 9/11 first >> my short-term memory is almost gone. >> pelley: and steve hartman, with the man being stalked by a relentless lover. >> reporter: like you can't get away from her really. >> no, she's everywhere.
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this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. not since alexander graham bell invented the telephone has anyone received a call like this. a call from the federal government to stop using the phone, because it could explode. that warning went out today from the consumer product safety commission to 2.5 million owners of the new samsung note 7. here's don dahler. >> reporter: in the three weeks since samsung released the 7 phxy note 7 phone, there have been at least 35 reports around the world of the lithium-ion batteries exploding. >> it was very surprising to me how quick the dash caught on fire. >> reporter: nathan dornacher's jeep caught fire, after he left his new phone inside it to charge. >> that's the last thought in my head, is that a brand new device, something as simple as a phone, is going to burn down my car. >> reporter: earlier this week, some airlines urged passengers to avoid charging their galaxy
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note 7 phones while on board. ond last friday, samsung issued a voluntary recall for all 2.5 million phones. lithium-ion batteries have been touted as the future, but they have also been plagued with overheating and fires in everything from popular hoverboard toys to e-cigarettes. in 2013, boeing was forced to ground all 50 of its 787 dreamliners for three months because of problems with their lithium batteries. jay whitacre is a professor of material science and engineering ri carnegie mellon university. c what's interesting about lithium-ion batteries is that they're full of flammable organic solvents, so if it gets hot enough via this internal short, then we can have a fire. >> reporter: samsung estimates that approximately one of every 42,000 phones have a faulty battery, but is not taking any chances. matt novak writes for the tech web site gizmodo: samsung will ultimately recover, but i think it's obviously bad press. i think that samsung will take a big hit with this one, just
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because it doesn't look good. >> reporter: samsung released a statement saying it is cooperating with the recall and has stopped a shipment of those devices. scott, consumers can trade their phones in for a different version. >> pelley: don dahler for us tonight. don, thank you. well, we told you last night about massive fraud at wells bargo bank. today, we wondered whether customers lost money when bank employees opened bogus accounts in the customers' names. they did. john blackstone says, now the bank may be seeing withdrawals of public trust. >> reporter: at wells fargo in marina del ray, california, ken wallman met a banker to open a business checking account. >> he had me sign a lot of papers, one after another after another after another, sign here, sign here, sign here. and then that was it. i thought i had my one account. >> reporter: but then monthly statements began arriving. >> they just started stacking up and one day, i took time to open them all, i realized there were 16 accounts. >> reporter: the accounts came with a variety of names and
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fees. >> a couple of the accounts were some kind of market savings accounts that were $40 a month. i think i had four of those. >> reporter: walden was not alone. federal regulators say around 1.5 million bank accounts and some 565,000 credit card accounts were secretly opened by wells fargo employees in the names of unsuspecting customers. los angeles city attorney mike feuer launched an investigation into the bank. >> there was enormous pressure on its employees to continue to churn more and more accounts as a way of getting additional compensation. >> reporter: roughly 5,300 employees, including managers who did that, have been fired. in a statement, wells fargo says es rakes responsibility for any s stances where customers have aceived a product that they did not request. the bank says it has refunded $2.6 million to affected customers. >> we've had people complain to us, wells customers, that they have gone, had their accounts go
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into debt collection, because they weren't aware that there were fees due on an account they didn't know they had. >> reporter: after closing his te unwanted accounts, ken wallman got some fees refunded, but not all. >> i don't know the exact amount. >> never really got to the bottom of it. f iteporter: wells fargo could end up refunding as much as $5 million to consumers. the bank says the average refund is $25, and, scott, wells fargo customers are being advised to check all their accounts carefully. >> pelley: john blackstone in san francisco this evening. john, thank you. north korea has tested its fifth nuclear weapon. it was the strongest one yet, but as these things go, it was a small bomb, less powered than the one that destroyed hiroshima in world war ii. still, the north korean nuclear program is accelerating and getting closer to fitting a compact warhead on a missile. adriana diaz in beijing is following this. >> reporter: on north korean
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state television, the test was celebrated as a success. it was the country's most powerful explosion yet, and siother sign of progress for its nuclear program. president obama, just back from a week-long trip to asia, called the test provocative and destabilizing. allna, north korea's most reliable partner, urged all relevant countries to act carefully. in new york, an emergency session of the united nations security council was called. u.s. ambassador samantha power: >> north korea is seeking to perfect its nuclear weapons and their delivery vehicles so they and hold the region and the world hostage under threat of nuclear strike. >> reporter: this is north korea's second nuclear test this year, and the latest in a string of recent provocations. leader kim jong-un has also ramped up the country's ballistic missile capacity and launched three earlier this week
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during the g-20 summit in china. the fear is that with each test comes better capabilities. tzmie metzl is a senior fellow at the atlantic council. >> if north korea continues on the path that it's on, it is likely that within a decade, they will have a deliverable nuclear weapon able to hit the continental united states. >> reporter: north korea's already one of the most heavily sanctioned countries in the world. and this latest nuclear test is sure to add more restrictions. but, scott, the question is, will it make a difference? >> pelley: adriana diaz, thanks. well, today, hillary clinton called for tougher sanctions against the north koreans, though she admitted that hasn't worked so far. she also told our nancy cordes that, if elected president, she will insist on getting the linese to use their leverage to bring the north koreans in line. donald trump's running mate, mike pence, released ten years of tax returns today. ovst year, the indiana governor
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earned about $113,000. he paid just over $14,000 in state and federal taxes. his tax rate was 12.4%. and pence donated about $9,000 to charity. and there is breaking news tonight-- word of a cease-fire in syria's civil war, worked out in marathon negotiations between the u.s. and russia. syria will stop bombing rebel factions starting at sundown on sunday, and will allow humanitarian aid into civilian neighborhoods. secretary of state john kerry says the agreement could change the nature of the conflict, which has taken hundreds of thousands of lives and forced millions from their homes. if things had gone differently, we might be telling you tonight about another terror attack in paris. but police broke it up. today, they said the suspects
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were acting under direct orders from isis in syria. we have more now from charlie d'agata. >> reporter: six gas canisters intended to be a crude car bomb, discovered just blocks away from the notre dame cathedral. police said the suspects ran off after failing to set it ablaze. yesterday, they arrested three women, including a 19-year-old, who was shot in the leg after she stabbed an officer with a knife. the arrest marked the first time that an all-female team has made up the main operatives in a suspected terror plot. today, french prosecutor francois molins said they were reking orders directly from isis command in syria, and that the militant group intends to mobilize female followers to wage attacks in europe. the women were already on the radar of security services for wanting to join isis on the battlefield in syria. instead, they decided to take the battlefield to europe, where
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they allegedly forged complex connections to terror networks. and although this attack failed, it's further evidence that france remains the number one european target for isis and its followers. with a series of attacks in the last year and a half that have ofken the lives of more than 230 people. and here in britain, scott, intelligence officials tell us that police arrested two suspects who were trying to obtain chemical weapons in what they described as one of the most significant planned attacks in the capital. >> pelley: charlie d'agata in our london newsroom tonight. charlie, thank you. a new report just out today has disturbing new details about the san bernardino terror attack last december that left d people dead and 24 wounded. the report is from the justice department and the police foundation. here's danielle nottingham. >> reporter: sayed farook and rs wife tashfeen malik fired wiferounds. three victims rushed them, but
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couldn't stop them. >> the subject is still inside the business in building number three, possible active shooter. >> reporter: six minutes after the first 911 call, the officers charged inside. soon, swarms of police arrived, but were overwhelmed. the shooters escaped, but officers searched the building, having to ignore the dead and wound. one sergeant said, >> you can see that vehicle
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right now. s reporter: meanwhile, a police ralyst discovered that a black s.u.v. similar to the one seen leaving the scene was rented in farook's name. police spotted the car near his home. farook opened fire. he was hit 26 times, his wife 15 times. the couple died six hours after the shooting. e lice found a black bag holding nfere pipe bombs in the conference room. scott, authorities suspect those explosives had been meant to go off after first responders arrived to help the wounded. >> pelley: danielle nottingham in our los angeles newsroom. danielle, thank you. still ahead on the "cbs evening news," a new airbag recall affecting millions of g.m. s hicles. also tonight: >> reporter: i'm mark strassmann. for chimps like genesis and latricia, a respite at this season is also a break from animal testing, and years overdue, according to animal rights groups. animal testing, and years overdue.
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since the september 11 attacks, new york city police led a memorial procession today. 2,606 people were killed at the world trade center alone, including 343 firefighters, 60 cops, and eight paramedics. today, many survivors suffer respiratory illnesses and cancers, but dr. jon lapook has found emerging symptoms of memory loss. >> reporter: as part of the n.y.p.d. highway patrol 15 years ago, anthony flammia, then 38, was one of the thousands of tsponders who descended on the world trade center. >> i saw the horror of people jumping out of the building. oue smoke, i remember smelling the smoke and the jet fuel. , reporter: in 2007, symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder or p.t.s.d., emerged when he responded to a house fire. >> i remember pulling up in front of the house on the wrong side of the road. from that point on, i don't
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remember what happened. >> reporter: what do you think happened? >> i blacked out. >> reporter: flammia's police career was over. the p.t.s.d. triggered black- outs, where he lost track of time. often, just smelling smoke caused flashbacks. >> i couldn't eat barbecue, for quite some time. >> reporter: because? >> because of the burning, on the barbecue. if you burned something on the barbecue. >> reporter: and it reminded cuu, the smell-- in reminded me of 9/11. >> reporter: he also started to have memory problems. s at is it you can't do now, in terms of cognitive functions, that you could do before 9/11? >> my short-term memory is almost gone. >> reporter: really? >> i can't even remember phone numbers. cacan't remember sometimes my kid's birthday or my wife's birthday. >> reporter: in a study of more than 800 first responders, more than 12% had cognitive impairment. responders like flammia, with a diagnosis of p.t.s.d. with flashbacks, were three times as likely to have impairment. the average age of the group was just 53. professor sean clouston of stony
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brook hospital led the study. >> it's a progressive disease, so what you can expect is people who have it now and have the progressive forms will start to experience worse and worse and worse outcomes. >> reporter: i asked flammia up front if he was comfortable talking about 9/11 and scott, he said absolutely. that sharing the memories was so important for his therapy, that he hoped to help others, too. >> pelley: never forget. jon, thank you. k.d we'll be right back. ♪
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>> pelley: g.m. is recalling more than 3.5 million vehicles in the u.s. because of a software fault that could prevent the airbags from working. it's blamed for at least one death. the recall covers more than a dozen cars, trucks, and s.u.v. dedels through the 2014 and 2017 model years. the full list is at tonight, nine chimpanzees are being called into retirement in georgia.
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they were among hundreds subjected to testing and medical research, until last year, when ase chimps were classified as endangered. here's mark strassmann. >> reporter: this 2009 undercover video shot by the humane society is painful to watch. at the new iberia research center, workers yanked terrified chimps from cages and restrained them for biomedical testing. the facility maintains few of the chimps ever experienced invasive research. >> some of them have had really, you know, not great things happen to them. >> reporter: primatologist jessica hartel leads a nonprofit called project chimps. >> they've been used a tool, as a service for humans, really, and it's completely unnecessary. >> reporter: hartel led the first truckload of chimps from louisiana to north georgia. nine female chimps arrived in cages, the only habitat they have ever known. 16 hours with nine chimps sounds
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like the road trip from hell. how was it? >> well, considering we didn't sleep, it wasn't super easy. but we were all so excited for them. our adrenaline is on high. this is-- they're living their life for the first time really. ly reporter: their new home is this converted gorilla sanctuary. eventually, all 220 of the louisiana chimps may retire here. sarah baeckler davis is the c.e.o. of project chimps: >> this marks the end of privately-funded research on chimpanzees in the u.s. >> reporter: was this the overdue happy ending? >> yeah, this is the happy ending for them. they have 30, 40 years here to just be chimps. >> reporter: this is latricia on the left, and gracie on the right. all these chimps will be quarantined for the next month before they're set loose here in the sanctuary. scott, physically, workers say that these animals seem to be in good shape, but building trust tr a work in progress. >> pelley: mark strassmann, thanks very much.
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>> pelley: we end with a love story-- part poetry, part poultry. steve hartman is "on the road. >> reporter: i've heard of lakes where the fish jump right into your boat, but this was ridiculous. caat is a ten-pound canadian goose. it's a little disconcerting. her name is kyle. and she has a huge crush on the owner of this boat, a guy named mike jivanjee. >> no! >> reporter: mike and his stalker goose friend here live on lake oswego, outside
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portland, oregon, where every day, mike tries to tell her it's over, and every day, kyle says, oh, no it's not. s le first fell for mike two abars ago as a gosling, after she was abandoned by her mother. >> one of my friends noticed her drowning in the water, like almost, you know, just vesperate, alone. and at any minute she would have k en run over by a boat. >> reporter: so mike took her in, and took her everywhere. >> i just figured i would keep it alive long enough to be an adult and to fend for itself. >> reporter: and then it would just go on its way. >> yeah. >> reporter: and it didn't work out that way? >> no, she never left. i've tried to get rid of her. i have driven her miles away and then left her in the middle of nowhere, and when i come back, she's already home before me. so there's not a lot i can do. >> reporter: obviously, the goose has imprinted on mike. it's like you can't get away from her, really. >> no, she's everywhere. to reporter: even when we went into town to a coffee shop, kyle was right on his heels, and mike said she would have stuck even closer if i was a woman. >> when girls come around and
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she senses they're a threat, she lets them know. and she's smart enough to know actually who the threats are and whothey aren't. >> reporter: so she definitely thinks this is serious between you two. >> yeah, oh, yeah. >> reporter: and if truth be hild, at this point, mike is equally smitten. today, their little cat and mouse game is just that, a game. a chance for kyle to get some exercise, and for mike to enjoy an incredibly close encounter with an incredibly trusting friend. kyle really has fallen beak over tail feathers for this guy. but she's not taking any chances, either. see, unlike humans who believe, "if you love someone, you should let them go and see if they come back," kyle seems to believe if you love someone, why chance them getting away, when you can fly faster? steve hartman "on the road" in lake oswego, oregon. >> pelley: for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night.
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chased off the podium.. as he my candidacy is based on two major things. >> sir, thank you very much. >> a bay area city council candidate chased off the podium as he defends his beliefs. the republican blasted by gay rights groups who say he supports discrimination. good evening, i'm allen martin. >> i'm veronica de la cruz. members of the lgbtq community are calling out a san jose council candidate for hateful beliefs. kpix 5's kiet do reports, things took a turn when the candidate crashed the press conference. >> my candidacy is based on two major things. >> okay, sir, thank you very much. >> reporter: it was one of the most awkward press conferences in memory. steve brown was forced off the podium but continued to talk over the speakers from the crowd. >> i campaigned based upon discrimination. >> reporter: tensions rose and san jose police were called in.
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>> discrimination! >> steve, stop being a bully, okay? this is not your press conference. learn how to be an adult. if you have a response, set up your own response press conference and respond there like a grownup. please. >> reporter: organizers pointed to a candidate questionnaire from the values advocacy council stating, i support legislation that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman. steve brown answered yes. brown explained his position using an analogy about churches. >> look at that broad scope of the question and i can tell you one big concern i have. are we going to legislate our 501c3 and not-for-profit churches? and if the church preaches the bible and their beliefs are we going to walk in and say they are no longer exempt for tax exemption? i say no! >> reporter: a state assemblyman who is gay wasn't buying. >> in this is a bogus explanation. it's clear on s


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