tv CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley CBS September 14, 2016 5:30pm-6:01pm PDT
captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: the campaign gets physical. hillary clinton and donald trump go public with their latest medical exams. we have the details. also tonight, colin powell is hacked off. stolen e-mails reveal his harsh words for both trump and clinton. the cameras on the bus go snap, snap, snap, to catch drivers who don't stop for kids. >> i see this truck coming, and i expect him to stop, but he doesn't, and everything just goes into a blur. >> pelley: and he made this dog's day in august. a month after the rescue, a happy reunion. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.
>> pelley: this is our western edition. he is 70, she turns 69 next month, and if you add it up, donald trump and hillary clinton are the oldest presidential election match-up in u.s. history. well, today, they revealed results from their latest checkups. clinton put out a lot of detail but we didn't learn as much about trump. we have three reports tonight. first we'll go to nancy cordes on clinton. nancy. >> reporter: scott, we got a two-page letter from clinton's doctor, and in it she says she has examined the candidate several times since the weekend, and that she is recovering nicely from a mild, non- contagious bacterial pneumonia. overall, she says clinton is still fit to serve as president. the doctor's letter reveals that clinton first developed a low- grade fever, congestion, and fatigue, nearly two weeks ago. she was put on a short course of antibiotics and advised to rest.
( coughing ) >> reporter: she didn't, and by last monday, clinton's congestion had worsened, and she developed a cough. >> got some water? >> yup. >> reporter: last friday, a c.t. scan revealed a small, middle lobe pneumonia. she was put on a 10-day course of the antibiotic levaquin, on top of the armor thyroid she already takes to treat her hypothyroidism, and coumadin, a inned thinner she began taking after developing a blood clot several years ago. her blood pressure is 100/70 and her heart rate is 70, which doctors say is normal. the letter does reveal that clinton had a medical procedure earlier this year. she had a tube placed in her ear to alleviate symptoms related to sinusitis and an ear infection. scott, her doctor says a subsequent c.t. scan of clinton's brain revealed no abnormalities. >> pelley: nancy cordes in chappaqua, new york. thank you, nancy. arw to major garrett on trump. major.
>> reporter: scott, donald trump stunned his senior staff when he handed over medical records today during a taping of the dr. oz television show, the show, meth details of some of the donald trump's medical records is scheduled to air tomorrow. >> if your health is as strong re it seems from your review of systems, why not share your medical records? >> well, i have no problem doing it. i have it right here. should i do it? >> reporter: scott and dr. mehmet oz discussed campaign- related weight gain and his desire to lose 10-15 pounds. the two discussed details of trump's physical last week, though the campaign declined to release data trump shared with dr. oz. here is what trump's campaign manager, kellyanne conway, said this morning about medical records when asked if they would be released on dr. oz. >> on a tv show? i don't think that he should. no, he was going to talk about the fact that he had a physical and what the results are or what the doctor may have told him to oate.
>> reporter: last december, trump's doctor released this letter saying he would be, "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." the trump campaign has declined ti release the information that trump handed over to dr. oz, but that campaign which, scott, today, clearly had its wires ieossed, has led us to believe that information will be available for public scrutiny some time this week. >> pelley: major garrett, thanks very much. ew. tara narula is a cbs news medical contributor. dr., you're a cardiologist. what did you see in hillary clinton's report today? >> well, having this information is very important, so we don't have to speculate, and we learned a lot of other things about her health. we learned she's had normal blood work, including an i.n.r., f ich is the measure of how thin the blood is, is important for somebody who is on coumadin, a blood thinner, and those levels have been regularly checked. te's up to date on her vaccination. she's had a normal mammogram. ate had a calcium score that was zero, a cardiac calcium score. r at tells us her risk of cardiovascular events and cardiovascular disease is very low. as far as out as five years or
10 years. she had a well-controlled lipid or cholesterol level. as nancy mentioned, and her cat scan of her brain normal in march. >> pelley: what about the thyroid medication? >> hypothyroidism is a very normal disorder, affecting millions of americans, over 10% of women, especially women over 60. >> basically, it means you have an underactive thyroid gland. and it's very easily treated with replacement thyroid medication. le pelley: and for trump 6'2", pod 236 pounds, he is technically obese. >> yes, his b.m.i., is 30. if i was his cardiologist i would tell him to drop his b.m.i., to 25, which say weight loss of about 30 pounds. >> pelley: dr. tara narula, thank you very much, doctor. elrmer secretary of state colin towell took a healthy swing at both candidates in e-mails that were stolen and posted by a web site called dcleaks. le don't know who hacked powell's gmail account, but here, again, is nancy cordes. >> reporter: they are making a mistake trying to drag me in. that was one of several e-mails powell wrote expressing frustration with clinton for
likening her e-mail use to his. >> my predecessors did the same thing. >> reporter: he told a friend last month, "i told her staff three times not to try that gambit." adding, "sad thing is clinton could have killed this two years ago by merely telling everyone honestly what she had done." powell's hacked e-mails reveal a complicated relationship with clinton. on one hand he called her "a friend i respect." on the other he said, "everything clinton touches she kind of screws up with hubris." his comments about donald trump were even more scathing. "trump is a national disgrace and an international pariah," he wrote in june. and last month, he said trump "is at 1% with black voters and will drop. he takes us for idiots. he can never overcome what he did to obama with the search for ide birth certificate." a powell aide confirmed today that powell did write those e- mails, but beyond that, had no comment. notably, scott, neither did trump or clinton.
af pelley: nancy, thanks again. after three days off the campaign trail, clinton will resume tomorrow. today, trump was in the battleground state of michigan, and we'll go back to major garrett. >> hillary failed. >> reporter: donald trump faltered when he attacked hillary clinton while appearing at an african american church. ntr months, that church has r spensed bottled water to residents avoiding toxic levels of lead in flint's water supply. >> everything she touched didn't work out, nothing. now hillary clinton-- >> mr. trump, i invited you here s thank us for-- h, oh, oh, okay. >> not to give a political speech. >> okay, that's good. then i'm going to go back on to oint, okay. ( applause ) okay. flint's-- flint's pain is a y sult of so many different failures. >> reporter: another complication today for trump, new york's attorney general eric schneiderman opened an inquiry into the donald j. trump foundation. the question: has trump
improperly misused contributions of others for his own personal gain? now, scott, schneiderman, it's anrth pointing out, has endorsed clinton and the campaign has dismissed this as a partisan attack. schneiderman has already sued trump once, alleging fraud at trump university. >> pelley: major, thanks again. earlier, we reported on the colin powell e-mail hack. well, today, the director of the c.i.a. told us that russian tckers have been breaking in to u.s. political web sites for vears. john brennan spoke to jeff pegues today. jeff what, did he say? ne reporter: scott, cbs news was granted rare access to the director this week. among topics we discussed the cyberattacks on election systems and the democratic national committee. brennan did not specifically blame russia, but he did point p russia's history of election meddling in other countries. he also told us he expects more breached information to be released by hackers. do you expect more cyberattacks, more releases before the election?
>> well, i certainly wouldn't be surprised if we see it coming out. i think there are capabilities that a number of our adversaries have. i'm not just talking about nation states or other countries. inm talking about individuals or nation states who may want to demonstrate they are able to hack into systems and release things for whatever their agenda might be, whether it be a rmlitical agenda or one just trying to undermine our system ter:emocracy here. >> reporter: while brennan did sit specifically blame russia for the hack, scott, multiple law enforcement sources tell us , e evidence they are seeing points to russia behind these attacks at some level. e> pelley: jeff pegues with the interview for us tonight. jeff, thank you. well, despite these hacks, the a s. and russia are cooperating on syria. today, the cease-fire worked out th both gave us a rare look at the remains of aleppo, syria's ilrgest city. with no bombs falling for a second day, children ventured into the street. met 275,000 residents are in
dire need of food and medicine. elizabeth palmer is there. >> reporter: here's the sound of a cease-fire working. ( no audio ) for the second evening in a row, aleppo was largely quiet. and monitors confirmed they've recorded no deaths anywhere in syria in the past 48 hours. what a contrast to last week when russian and syrian planes were dropping bombs on rebel- held aleppo. we drove into the government side of the city today through suburbs shattered by fighting. and heard the occasional rumble of artillery in the distance. this cease-fire is not perfect. but it is good enough that we found repair crews already out on the job tackling the huge task of restoring power. and on both sides of this divided city, the playgrounds
were full of kids just being kids. the turkish government sent a couple of aid trucks a short ut tance into syria, but there's been nothing like this where it's most needed, in rebel-held aleppo, where there were demonstrations today. opposition fighters and some incal people making the point that they don't want aid handouts. they want the siege of their neighborhoods lifted. ade united nations does have the first aid convoys all ready to roll, scott, and there is now a tean in the works supported by the u.s. and russia to have all the armed parties, including the syrian army, pull back from the inin highway into aleppo to let the trucks through. >> pelley: our elizabeth palmer with rare reporting from aleppo. thanks, liz. super typhoon meranti, the most powerful storm anywhere in 2016 so far, was blowing nearly 200 miles an hour when it hit taiwan today.
have a look at this. flying debris knocked this man e,f his motorbike, but he survived. the storm is hammering china tonight. tropical storm julia is churning off the southeast coast of the united states. it's expected to gain strength and dump rain on georgia and the carolinas. david begnaud is in charleston, south carolina. david? >> reporter: scott, right now along charleston's famed battery, the wind is gusting at 25-30 miles per hour. the national hurricane center roys tropical storm julia is offshore moving slowly and erratically. julia formed last night over land, just west of jacksonville, florida. it's the first time that's happened in the state of florida. and it is unusual for a storm to form over land. it was two weeks ago that tropical storm hermine, dumped nearly a foot of rain in some of the same southeastern u.s. areas that are now feeling the effects of tropical storm julia. scott, the national hurricane center says julia will remain a
tropical storm for the next two to three days, and may even strengthen. >> pelley: david begnaud on the carolina coast. david, thank you very much. coming up next on the "cbs evening news," can cameras stop drivers from blowing past school d ses? and a hero is reunited with the flood victims he rescued. hey, need fast heartburn relief? try cool mint zantac. it releases a cooling sensation in your mouth and throat. zantac works in as little as 30 minutes. nexium can take 24 hours. try cool mint zantac. no pill relieves heartburn faster. 80% of recurrent ischemic, strokes could be prevented. and i'm doing all i can to help prevent another one. a bayer aspirin regimen is one of those steps in helping prevent another stroke. be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen.
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hi and i see this truck coming and i expect him to stop, but he doesn't. and everything just goes into a blur. >> reporter: he was bruised, but otherwise fine. amy mcfadden is miles' mother. >> it's just your heart drops into your feet, and you just can barely breathe when you're watching that. >> reporter: the very next day, another driver in austin plowed into a high school junior getting off a school bus. amazingly, he was also fine. by one estimate, american drivers illegally pass school buses with their stop signs out more than 14 million times last year. in february, austin mounted exterior cameras on 320 school buses. when the bus stop signs come out, five cameras start recording. >> the bus, stop sign's out-- >> reporter: every day, austin school police reviewed dozens of videos and fined violators, like this one, $300. >> that's-- that's quick. >> reporter: chief eric mendez. thu'd think the stop sign would be hard to miss. >> well, you would think that
the big 30-foot-long, bright- yellow school bus would be hard to miss. >> that's probably 50 to 100 right there. >> reporter: in four months they sent citations to 6,600 motorists. >> that's a lot of violators in a very short time period. >> reporter: those citations generated almost $2 million in fines. but texas state senator don huffines would rather invest in safety features other school systems have adopted, like these fox-foot extenders that block traffic from passing buses. be we need to be focused on what actually works to prevent the accidents before they occur. >> reporter: austin school officials hoped publicizing these cameras would be a safety t ert, but in the first week of this new school year, scott, these cameras recorded another 900 drivers going past buses anat were letting kids on and k f. >> pelley: mark strassmann, thanks very much. coming up, what's causing smartphone batteries to catch fire? fire? that lax loves your body back.
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>> this would generally be a flaw in the manufacturing process that wasn't caught during the quality-control measurements. >> reporter: lithium-ion batteries are popular because they're lightweight and can store large amounts of energy, powering electronics like laptops and hoverboards. cst week, this jeep caught fire ftter the owner left his new phone inside the vehicle to charge. how likely is something like that to happen with other devices? >> the failure rates for most lithium-ion battery designs are, like, 1 out of 10 or 20 million. >> reporter: samsung reports 35 confirmed cases of the galaxy 7 catching fire. scott, for privacy reasons, the company will not disclose where those faulty batteries were made. >> pelley: jericka duncan, thanks. america has a new top librarian. carla hayden placed her hand on abraham lincoln's bible today, and chief justice john roberts swore her in as librarian of congress.
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a woman in this red car. sinking to her certain death. >> she had the gotten into the deep part of the water, and that's where you see that the car started to sink. she was actually about to be in real trouble. >> reporter: in the chaos, phung managed to pull 53-year-old haley brouilette out to safety. but he wasn't finished with his rescue operation. d> i can't get the dog. so i took one deep breath and gave it one last try, and was able to retrieve the dog. i got your dog! >> reporter: brouilette had just gotten out of the hospital after hdney surgery. she was on her way to pick up medication when she drove into the floodwaters with her trusted dog, sassy. >> i was more scared for her than anything. more scared for her. >> reporter: a month after her brush with death, brouilette is still homeless. >> it is so hard to start over.
>> reporter: it is. >> because you don't know where to start. hopefully that's the last. oh! >> reporter: this week, she was reunited with the stranger who rescued her. he brought her supplies and dog treats for sassy. >> i think it is divine intervention. i believe that in my heart and my soul. at reporter: proving the only thing that can match mother nature's worst is human nature's best. >> it's just who we are in louisiana. we help people in times of need, and i was put in that place to help her out. r reporter: omar villafranca, cbs news, denham springs, louisiana. >> pelley: unsinkable sassy. 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 captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org captioned by media access group at wgbh bhccess.wgbh.org
taxpayers have been footing the bill.. city home to the 49ers called out for a financial fumble. turns out santa clara taxpayers have been paying costs that should have been billed to levi's stadium. good evening, i'm allen martin. >> i'm veronica. serious questions about whether tax dollars are spent to support levi's stadium. kiet do reports. >> reporter: this was the first meeting of the audit committee where they have been investigating for the past month and it turns out that santa clara city employees have been doing work for levi's stadium and not billing the city for it and now santa clara is looking at a possible huge reimbursement. after a month of investigate, the two seasoned auditors feel levi's stadium likely owes the city of santa clara a significant amount of money.
>> are we talking about tens of thousands of dollars? are we talking about over a million dollars? >> i don't have a number for you right now. we know it's an issue, um, we do think it's worth exploring. >> reporter: voter-approved measure j was designed to keep santa clara taxpayer money from going to run levi's stadium, including santa clara police while they are on the clock for the city. earlier this year, the santa clara county civil grand jury released its findings after receiving complaints about measure j violations. the grand jury conducted many interviews but in the end could not verify the complaints. but it recommended an audit because after asking multiple stadium managers, how do you assure that the city's general and enterprise funds are protected from subsidizing the operation and maintenance of levi's stadium as stated in measure j, the answer was consistently, i don't know. >> honestly, i don't know how that happened. but the good thing is we are going to find out what the damage is, what was the damage done. >> reporter: mayor gillmor says after years of not