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tonight at 5:00. liz and i, oh, and brian, will all be back in 30 minutes. see you then. ♪[ music ] linda macdonald, captioner vitac corporation. captioning sponsored by cbs >> mason: the rain of cindy. the tropical storm starts hitting the gulf coast. states of emergency are in effect as cindy turns deadly. also tonight, the stabbing of a police officer at a michigan airport is being investigated as an act of terror. an ex-green beret risks his life to rescue a child from isis. >> reporter: when you look at the picture, what goes through your mind? >> it makes me want to cry, because i think she made it. >> mason: and the moon is about to dance with the sun, and it's the hottest ticket in town. >> we call it the great american eclipse, but everyone is watching this. this is the "cbs evening news."
>> mason: good evening. this is our western edition. i'm anthony mason. tropical storm cindy is bringing heavy rains, strong winds, and the risk of flooding to the gulf coast. it's expected to make landfall overnight along the texas- louisiana border and head north. as much as nine inches of rain is expected. some places could get more than a foot. the storm is already blamed for at least one death. today louisiana followed mississippi in declaring a state of emergency. david begnaud is in gulfport. david? >> reporter: anthony, where we are tonight, the biloxi river has overtopped its bank. you can probably hear, but the water is flowing into areas where it should not be going. people have been told, don't drive through this. this is how you die. also near the beachrd, folks have been warned, stay out of the rough surf because a ten- year-old boy died today near the water's edge. as tropical storm cindy nears gendfall along the southeast texas coastline, heavy rains and
high surf are causing flash flooding along the gulf coast. people have been warned: stay away from the are you aware. surf, but that warning came too ate for a ten-year-old boy vacationing with his family along the alabama coast. his skull was crushed when a 200-pound log, washed in by inorm surge, struck him in the head. baldwin county sheriff huehoss mack. >> when the wave actually hit the timb, it rolled the timber er on top of the child. >> reporter: this is the first death due to tropical storm fndy. in gulf port, mississippi, seven inches of rain fell in just 12 f urs. four inches swamped parts of the big easy, new orleans. streets were flooded and vehicles were stranded. the swath of this storm is wide, from flooding in east texas to tornado warnings in south a uisiana, to a waterspout in biloxi, mississippi. the tropical storm effects are being felt as far away as the florida panhandle. around this time last night, the biloxi river was at a foot.
that was near weir, mississippi, probably ten miles from where we are. get this: it's gone from a foot to nearly 21.5 feet, and it's still rising, anthony. >> mason: david begnaud in gulf y.rt. viank you, david. the f.b.i. is investigating an attack at the airport in flint, michigan, today as an act of anrrorism. a police lieutenant was stabbed in the neck by a man ranting about people being killed in syria, iraq, and afghanistan. t marco morgan is in flint. >> reporter: it was just past 9:30 a.m. this morning inside the airport's main terminal when a man reportedly shouting "god g great" in arabic stabbed airport police lieutenant jeff neville in the neck. david gelius was the f.b.i. geecial agent in charge. rg he made a statement something to the effect of, "you have killed people in syria, iraq, and afghanistan, and we are all going to die."
e> reporter: police identified the attacker as 50-year-old amor ftouhi from quebec, who is now or custody. ea we don't believe that anyone was involved with this individual. we have no information to suggest a wider plot, but it certainly is very, very early in the investigation. at this time we view him as a lone wolf attacker. >> reporter: the man was wrestled to the ground. ute airport was immediately shut down and evacuated. >> i saw a cop. he was down d there was a whole bunch of blood everywhere. it was everywhere. >> reporter: f.b.i. officials say the suspect expressed his hatred for the united states. anthony, as for lieutenant neville, he's out of surgery and in satisfactory condition. >> mason: good news. demarco morgan in flint. thanks, demarco. now to the special election in georgia to fill the house seat vacated by tom price when he joined the trump cabinet. the seat will stay republican, and in the end, it wasn't all that close. here's chief congressional correspondent nancy cordes.
>> this is not the outcome any of us were hoping for. >> no. in reporter: for democrats it was $32 million down the drain. newcomer jon ossoff lost to republican karen handel by four points. ci special thanks to the president of the united states of america. >> reporter: the president's special adviser kellyanne conway issued her thanks "to everyone who breathlessly and snarkily ndoclaimed the race as a referendum on potus. you were right." ohio democrat tim ryan says it shows his party's brand is toxic. >> we better take a good, long, strong look in the mirror and realize that the problem is us. it's the party. >> reporter: "we need a genuinely new message," wrote seth moulton of massachusetts, "a serious jobs plan that reaches all americans." the party had hoped to catalize on president trump's historical low appval e tings, but democrats have now lost all four speciaelections
to fill seats vacated by trump appointees. the house democratic campaign operation tried to console the thoops in a memo, insisting the party has enough "momentum" to "flip control of the house in 2018," and party leaders warned against reading too much into last night's results since h orgia's sixth district hasn't gone blue in 39 years. >> we actually came closer than ever. >> still lost, though. >> well, of course, but, you know, in a normal year we wouldn't even have any shot. >> reporter: some democrats noted today that the party only sank big cash into this risky race because the party's base was so fired up about it, but other democrats argued that that just shows that the party needs to embrace a more progressive agenda, anthony, because that's where all the energy is right now. >> mason: nancy cordes at the capitol. thanks, nancy. the president jumped on twitter to celebrate the republican victory, then jumped on "air
rnrce one" to take what turned into a victory lap in iowa. dean reynolds is in cedar rapids. >> reporter: they call themselves front-row joes, trump supporters so steadfast they camp out for hours, even days ahead of a presidential appearance. cindy hoffman lives about an hour from cedar rapids. and you've been here for how long? >> for here yesterday about 4:00 in the afternoon. >> reporter: will this be the first trump rally you've been to? >> this will be my 12th. >> reporter: 12th. democrats may shake their heads. ve build a wall. >> reporter: but the views we heard today helped to explain a kind of dogged devotion, including what austin bayliss thinks of all the investigations targeting the trump administration. >> we have no smoking gun. we have no evidence. >> reporter: does he act like a man or sound like a man who has nothing to hide? a> he sounds like a man that can't get his thoughts through the media. >> reporter: a view shared by
randal thom. listen, do you think i'm making it up? >> depends on who you are? who eporter: cbs. te cbs, you know what, you have a lot of stories on us. >> reporter: they applaud mr. trump's fight against his perceived adversaries. thd you think it was smart of etm to get rid of comey? >> he needed to go. >> reporter: what about mueller? >> he needs to go. >> reporter: and danielle miller says the president has put the strut back in america's step, despite what others may see as stumbles. >> look at our relationships reth the rest of the world now. they respect our president. he's representing us. >> reporter: now they have all
>> mason: dean reynolds with the trump faithful in iowa. thanks, dean. russian hacking of the 2016 campaign went a lot deeper than previously known. that's what current and former counterintelligence officials told congress today. here's jeff pegues. er as of right now, we have oridence of 21 states, election related systems in 21 states that were targeted. >> reporter: homeland security ificials said the russians appeared to target voter registration data. of the 21 states, only illinois and arizona have said they were attacked. and d.h.s. jeanette manfra would not name the other 19, even when pressed by the senate intelligence committee's top opmocrat, mark warner. >> how many states did the russians actually exfiltrate data such as voter registration lists? >> i prefer not to go into those details in this forum, sir. >> reporter: the officials all said there was no evidence any votes were actually changed, but e e scope of russia's efforts was staggering.
assistant f.b.i. director bill preistap. >> the internet has allowed russia to do so much more today than they've ever been able to do in the past. ce reporter: before the house intelligence committee, former d.h.s. secretary jeh johnson defended his agency's response. >> state election officials are very sensitive about what they perceive to be federal intrusion arto their process. i heard that firsthand over and over. >> reporter: the obama amministration formally blamed russia for the attacks on october 7th, but johnson says that warning was drowned out. >> it did not get the public attention that it should have, frankly, because the same day the press was focused on the release of the "access hollywood" video. >> reporter: and that video, of course, showed then candidate trump making disparaging remarks about women. just yesterday, white house press secretary sean spicer admitted that he and the president still had not discussed whether the russians actually interfered in the
election. anthony? >> mason: thanks, jeff. it's been nearly a year since officer jeronimo yanez shot and killed philando castile during a asaffic stop outside st. paul, minnesota. yanez was acquitted of all charges last friday. we've seen dashboard camera footage and cell phone video from castile's girlfriend. today, new video was released from the aftermath, showing the bravery of a little girl who witnessed the shooting. here's mireya villarreal. ( gunfire ) >> reporter: moments after philando castile was shot by former officer jeronimo yanez, you see a four-year-old little girl being coaxed out of the back seat by a second officer. >> get the baby girl out of here! >> reporter: the girl's mother, and castile's girlfriend, diamond reynolds was sitting in the front seat streaming the aftermath on facebook live. the mother and the girl were both placed in the backseat of a wtrol car. reynolds was handcuffed, clearly upset. [screaming]
comfort her daughter. but they were left in that patrol car for 45 minutes until they were driven to a nearby police station for more questioning. >> mason: mireya villarreal, thanks. the co-founder and c.e.o. of the ride service uber has been driven out of his job. investors forced out travis kalanick following complaints of sexism and harassment among other problems at the $70 billion company. kalanick will remain on uber's board of directors. se isis loses its grip on iraq's second largest city, its fighters today blew up mosul's great mosque that stood for 840 years. its minaret leaned like the tower of pisa. moe mosque was where abu bakr al-baghdadi declared a so-called islamic caliphate in 2014. isis now controls just a few neighborhoods of the city. coming up next on the "cbs isening news," an american aid worker in mosul run through isis
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we all drive, some cats just know how to roll. >> mason: as we've seen, mosul >> mason: as we've seen, mosul is one of the most dangerous places in the world. while hundreds of thousands fled, an american and his family moved in, risking their lives to r ve others. jamie yuccas has their story. >> sniper right up here shooting us as we're trying to move people. >> reporter: as an aid worker in mosul, this is what david eubank sees every single day. se we see families killed. one woman, probably 19-year-old new mother, little newborn died in my arms. >> reporter: but one recent rescue was different. >> i see what turns out to be about 70 dead bodies-- women, , ildren, guys in wheelchairs. a little girl sitting next to her dead mother hiding under the black hijab. >> reporter: isis snipers filled the air with gunfire, but eubank
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>> mason: house republican whip steve scalise was upgraded to fair condition one week after he was shot. the f.b.i. said today it was not linked to terrorism. more from chip reid. >> reporter: the f.b.i. says james hodgkinson acted alone last week when he fired 60 shots at the house republicans' baseball practice.
congressman steve scalise and four others were wounded. the shooter, who was killed by police, had a piece of paper with the names of six members of congress, two-- jeff duncan, and mo brooks-- were at the practice. investigators do not believe it was a hit list. tim slater of the f.b.i. >> if you look at his pattern of life and what he was doing on his laptop and social media accounts, there is no indication ocat was a list to target. >> reporter: in the days before the shooting, hodgkinson acted like a tourist, taking pictures of himself at the capitol, l,preme court, and washington conument, and at the park in suburban virginia where he later opened fire. >> at this point in the investigation it appears more spontaneous. >> reporter: why he suddenly turned violent is still unknown. he railed against republicans online, but he did not have a history of mental illness. the f.b.i. says he did have d ger management issues and was taking prescription drugs. ye he was running out of money. he was not employed at the time of the event.
he was married for 30 years and that appears that that marriage was not going so well. and it's just a pattern of life erere you can tell things were not going well for tom. >> reporter: other members of congress are now speaking out about their safety concerns. >> i've had a person call, leave a voicemail message saying they're going to slit my throat only to have a prosecutor tell me, "we're not going to prosecute that one." >> reporter: utah republican inson chaffetz. >> i mean what does it take? it shouldn't have to take a shooting where somebody actually gets shot to change the way we're doing things here. >> reporter: chaffetz says inmbers generally feel safe here on capitol hill because of the capitol police, but he's now e oposing u.s. marshals do threat assessments when they travel, just like they do for wderal judges. dthony? >> mason: chip reid, thanks. and up next, the sun and the moon star in darkness at noon.
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>> mason: we end tonight in a town that's about to have its day in the sun, in the dark. adriana diaz is there. >> reporter: sleepy makanda, illinois, population 600, is bracing for a human invasion. just one look at main street and you'll see why. d, you may have guessed, daytime darkness is coming. for the first time in 99 years, a total eclipse will cross coast to coast. it will run right over this town, and they've even painted a line to show its exact path. it leads to david dardis' art shop. inside, nearly everything from the walls to the wares have gone solar. >> this is a cross. i'w i'm going to call them solar crosses. >> reporter: the moon will cross in front of the sun on august 21st. the eclipse will raise from oregon to south carolina at
it wt 500mph. covering a swath roughly 70 miles wide. day will turn into night, and 2e temperatures will drop as much as 25 degrees. today nasa kicked off an eclipse awareness campaign. >> we're going to be able to study it from the ground, from balloons, from space in a way that no one has ever done before. >> put these on and look up at the sun and actually see the sun. >> oh, wow, there it is. >> reporter: local physicist bob bayer is co-chair of the southern illinois university clipse committee. is this the super bowl of astronomy? >> it's a big deal, and it's worldwide. we call it the great american eclipse, but everyone is watching this. >> reporter: the sun and the moon putting on the greatest tow on earth. adriana diaz, cbs news, makanda, illinois. >> mason: it may be the most- watched solar eclipse in y.story. tat's the "cbs evening news." i'm anthony mason. thanks for watching. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by
media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org eltering temperatures turn deadly: a power alert, and spare the air kpix 5 news at 6:00 begins with a bay area bracing for the peak of the heat wave. sweltering temperatures turn deadly. a power alert and "spare the air" day called for tomorrow. but first, ambitious plans to clean up our air shelved. oil companies threatening to sue and environmentalists thought the whole thing was ridiculous. good evening, i'm veronica de la cruz. allen is on assignment. >> i'm elizabeth cook. bay area air quality regulators wanted to impose emissions limits on refineries but the plan would have let some refineries pump 25% more emissions into the air than they currently do. we have two reports on this tonight. our joe vazquez is speaking with people living near the refineries but first, phil matier on the green plan that
backfired. phil. >> reporter: you know, you would think that here in northern california, where we're so conscientious about the types of cars drive and how to do business to keep the planet green it would be a slam- dunk to put a cap on emissions from something like refineries but this is the bay area. and things don't always go according to plan. let's take a look. efforts to start the nation's first-ever cap on refinery pollution levels ran into opposition today with big oil and big environmentalists coming out against it. >> really disappointed. we have been working on this for own five years. >> reporter: the new rules would have capped greenhouse emissions at all five bay area refineries. but still allow room for work already permitted to continue. oil companies didn't want any cap. >> this should be dealt with at the state level not here. >> reporter: environmentalists said the cap, which had been rolled back in recent weeks out of fear of lawsuits, was in