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your screen or >> thank you for watching. ptioning sponsored by cbs >> mason: the president says fix the iran deal... >> that deal is an embarrassment. >> mason: ...or else. >> the agreement will be terminated. >> mason: also tonight, the president cuts off obamacare subsidies. >> for no reason, except spite and cruelty. >> and it's terrifying. it's really, really terrifying. >> mason: burned out-- the wildfires' heavy toll on the economy. >> some of our staff lost their homes and their jobs. building's gone, but our family is still intact. >> mason: harvey weinstein will fight dismissal by the company he co-founded. and steve hartman with a friendship two yards wide. >> reporter: so why keep doing this? >> i just like to see the smile on his face and see him happy doing it.
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this is the "cbs evening news." >> mason: and this is our western edition. good evening. i'm anthony mason. president trump today began unraveling the signature domestic and foreign policy achievements of his immediate predecessor. he cut off subsidies for obamacare. more about that in a moment, but first the iran nuclear deal. the president declared iran is not living up to the spirit of it, told congress to fix it or, he warned, he will scrap it. we have reports from washington and tehran. and we begin with white house and senior foreign affairs correspondent margaret brennan. >> we will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror, and the very real threat of iran's nuclear breakdown. >> reporter: presidentmpsed an e spirit of the nuclear deal, but he stopped short of withdrawing from the agreement.
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instead, he asked congress to set new terms that satisfy his concerns and gave it power to reimpose sanctions on tehran if it does not comply. depending on the result, mr. trump said he may still tear up the deal. >> well, i may do that. i may do that. the deal is terrible. >> reporter: in addition to the u.s. and iran, five other countries signed the 2015 agreement. today, they all opposed the president's announcement. russia accused president trump of "aggressive and threatening rhetoric." while france, germany, and the u.k. jointly stated that they have "repeatedly confirmed iran's compliance," with the deal and said it is in, "our shared national security interest" not to damage it. >> well, my view on the nuclear deal is they are in technical compliance of the nuclear arrangement. >> reporter: the president's decision is also at odds with his own national security team. secretary of state rex tillerson, secretary of defense jim mattis, and chairman of the joint chiefs joseph dunford designed the new strategy as a
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compromise to keep mr. trump from scrapping the agreement completely. >> i do believe the agreement to date has delayed the development of a nuclear capability by iran. >> reporter: in a statement, former secretary of state john kerry, who negotiated the iran deal, blasted president trump for lacking common sense and maturity, manufacturing an international crisis, he said, is "a reckless abandonment of facts in favor of ego and ideology." anthony. >> mason: margaret brennan at the white house. thanks. now the reaction from the iranians. elizabeth palmer is in tehran. >> reporter: within an hour, iran's president took to the air, pushing back hard. hassan rouhani called donald trump's accusations "abusive and downright wrong." certainly, people watching here were stunned by mr. trump's claim that back in 2015, the regime was on the verge of collapse. "he's really crazy," said
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shopkeeper reza abdolnaleki. "really crazy." donald trump, rouhani said, apparently doesn't understand the u.s. can't change a multinational agreement all by itself. so, for that reason, iran will stay in the nuclear deal. however, he hinted that iran may escalate its conventional weapons program, possibly its ballistic missile development. for millions of iranians, especially the young who counted on improved relations with the u.s. and the rest of the world to bring investment, jobs, and reform, this is a black day. they fear hard-liners will now gain ground, arguing the u.s. can't be trusted. the only two powers in the region who were cheering are iran's arch-enemy, saudi arabia, and israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. >> if the iran deal is left unchanged, one thing is absolutely certain: in a few years' time, the world's
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foremost terrorist regime will have an arsenal of nuclear weapons. >> reporter: tonight, iran's foreign minister jawad zarif joined the war of words that's erupted, tweeting, "allegations, threats, and profanity won't intimidate iranians. donald trump will discover this eventually." anthony. >> mason: elizabeth palmer in tehran tonight. thanks, liz. the iran deal will be among the topics when john dickerson interviews secretary of state rex tillerson and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu this sunday on "face the nation." john will also be talking about the president's announcement last night that he is ending the subsidies that hold down the cost of obamacare policies. more about that now from chief congressional correspondent nancy cordes. >> that money is going to insurance companies to lift up their stock price, and that's not what i'm about. >> reporter: president trump made good on a months-long threat today, cutting off $7 billion in annual payments to
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insurers that were designed to bring down costs on the individual market. democrats accused the president of sabotaging obamacare out of... >> spite and cruelty. >> reporter: the nonpartisan congressional budget office has warned that eliminating the subsidies could prompt insurers to hike rates 20% next year if they don't leave the exchanges altogether. >> if you have a pre-existing medical condition, you better be very, very rich. >> reporter: maureen murphy of alexandria, virginia, isn't. >> i take this twice a day, every 12 hours. >> reporter: she has a blood disorder and has relied on obamacare for six years. >> it's the first time i'm actually terrified. >> reporter: if your options on the individual market go away, where do you go for insurance? >> i don't know. i don't-- i don't know that there are any other alternatives. there hasn't been an alternative for the last six years. if that goes away, i'll start having strokes again.
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>> reporter: some republicans cheered the president's move after challenging these payments in court. >> these subsidies are not actually for people. they are bailouts for insurance companies. >> reporter: but other republicans, like nevada's governor brian sandoval had urged mr. trump to hold off. >> it's going to hurt people. it's going to hurt kids. it's going to hurt families. it's going to hurt individuals. >> reporter: the president said he must act on his own to dismantle obamacare if his party can't pass a replacement. >> we're taking a little different route than we had hoped because getting congress-- they forgot what their pledges were. >> reporter: as of this evening, 18 states and the district of columbia have signed on to a lawsuit against the administration. they say stopping the payments breaks the law. g.o.p. leaders could step in with a congressional fix, anthony, but that's not going to sit well with some conservatives. >> mason: nancy cordes, thanks. just as thousands of firefighters were beginning to get a handle on the northern california wildfires, the wind
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started to kick up again. the death toll is 33 now. many were elderly. more than 200 are unaccounted for. authorities are checking their homes. the fires in six counties have burned more than 220,000 acres. that's more land than all of new york city. 3,500 homes and businesses have 5700 homes and businesses have been destroyed. here's john blackstone. >> reporter: as the number of buildings destroyed and acres burned continues to rise, the most disturbing numbers are the ages of those who died. the oldest was 100. sonoma county sheriff rob giordano: >> the bulk of them are in their 70s and 80s. >> reporter: the average age of 79 speaks to the speed with which the fire overtook entire neighborhoods. those unable to move quickly could not escape. today, cadaver dogs searched for the missing. at least one more body was recovered. the economic toll is now growing.
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insurers estimate the damage could reach $6 billion. chris coursey, mayor of santa rosa, says it's too early to even start calculating all that his city of 180,000 has lost. >> i think that it's pretty safe to say this is the biggest challenge this city will ever face-- has ever faced and hopefully will ever face. >> reporter: california's deadliest week of wildfires has also ripped into every aspect of local life. a fire station burned down, and a crippling blow to the region's economy, stores in ruins. the only thing still standing from this 250-room hotel is the sign. and this is how sweet t's' restaurant used to look, a popular neighborhood gathering place in santa rosa. now, it's gone, as are the jobs of 70 people who worked there. dennis tussey is the owner. >> our payroll is almost $90,000 a month, and so it's just-- it's all, you know-- it's all going to affect it.
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it's going to have a rippling effect through the economy. >> reporter: today, tussey and his wife, anne, brought their workers together for a lunch and to pick up their final paychecks. >> the building's gone, but our family is still intact, so. >> reporter: but you have to try to keep them in tact somehow. >> sure. >> i love you, too. how you been? >> i'm good. >> reporter: the tusseys would like to rebuild sweet t's right here where it was, but with the entire neighborhood around here now in ruins, it may make more sense to start again someplace else. anthony. >> mason: a long road back for santa rosa. john blackstone, thanks. 12 days after the las vegas massacre, 45 of the injured are still in the hospital, some in critical condition. 58 people were killed in the attack, and the number of injured was revised today to 546. in the latest official timeline, the sheriff said stephen paddock opened fire on the concert just moments after shooting a hotel security guard in the hallway.
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officers arrived 12 minutes later but paddock had already stopped shooting. the sheriff also confirmed paddock fired on jet fuel tanks at the nearby las vegas airport. house speaker paul ryan led a congressional delegation to puerto rico today to see firsthand the devastation from hurricane maria. ryan said the federal government will be there rebuilding for the long haul, in contrast to president trump's tweet that washington can't keep sending help forever. david begnaud is following the recovery. >> reporter: acre after acre of destruction is what speaker paul ryan would have seen as he flew over this island. hurricane maria knocked out the entire power grid. three weeks later, 91% of people are still without electricity. >> what we've seen here today confirms that this is, first and foremost, a humanitarian disaster. >> reporter: ryan's visit comes a day after the house of
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representatives passed a $36.5 billion disaster aid package. it includes nearly $5 billion in loans for puerto rico and the virgin islands. critics say aid was slow to arrive, and there's still not enough. 36% of people do not have clean drinking water, and almost half have no communication. four deaths from contaminated water has spread fear of a health crisis. president trump's tweet warning fema wouldn't stay here forever has worried people. today, ryan tried to reassure them they will get what they need. >> we want to make sure when we rebuild power lines, that they can withstand 150-mile-per-hour winds like they received before. >> reporter: fuel remains the biggest problem. puerto rico's government say they need 200,000 gallons of diesel a week to pump water. fema is providing only 120,000. today, mike burn, the newly appointed fema coordinate, defended the agency's response. >> do i wish it was done faster? am i applying the resources to get it done faster?
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you better believe i am, but it's going to still take time. >> reporter: fema has 1,500 personnel on the ground here. burn says more are on the way. we asked him how long does fema plan to stay on this island? he told us as long as it takes. anthony. >> mason: david begnaud in puerto rico. thanks, david. and coming up next on the cbs evening news, harvey weinstein is fighting to keep his job. and later, steve hartman with the littlest landscaper. ds beyond is a natural pet food that goes beyond assuming ingredients are safe... to knowing they are. going beyond expectations... because our pets deserve it. beyond. natural pet food. whenstuff happens. d...
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according to tmz, his 2015 contract says if weinstein "gets sued for sexual harassment or any other 'misconduct' that results in settlement or judgments against the weinstein company, weinstein has to reimburse the company for settlements or judgments in addition to a fine out of his own pocket and then he could keep his job." a source familiar with the contract tells cbs news that interpretation is incorrect. the sexual assault allegations against weinstein continue to ignite a conversation about hollywood culture and whether it enables this type of harassment. >> there's a culture of paying off people. >> reporter: producer judd apatow made that comment at a "hollywood reporter" roundtable discussion about weinstein. >> and then on the side, you give money to charity, and you kind of create-- it's like a priest who seems like a great part of the community, nobody doubts him. >> reporter: actor seth rogen: >> and there is kind of like a wink and an acceptance of that type of behavior.
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>> reporter: producer amy pascal: >> and i think that the women who stood up have to be applauded. >> yeah. >> because that's really, really hard to do when nobody wants to stand up. >> reporter: one in four women experience workplace harassment, but up to 94% of alleged victims don't file complaints. actress rose mcgowan-- who has been spearheading a movement against the weinstein company-- tweeted yesterday that she was "raped by h.w." and asked women to boycott twitter today. it temporarily shut down her page wednesday. twitter says she posted someone's phone number, and that violated their policy. support for the boycott came from celebrities like kerry washington, mark ruffalo, and chrissy teigen who wrote, "i'm boycotting for many reasons-- to stand with victims of sexual assault, online threats and abuse." many in hollywood, though, are still trying to wrap their heads around the scandal. director quentin tarantino said: >> reporter: harvey weinstein's
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>> reporter: harvey weinstein's brother, bob, shut down rumors the weinstein company could be sold, saying "our banks, partners, and shareholders are fully supportive of our company. business," he says, "is continuing as usual as our company moves on." anthony. >> mason: jericka duncan, thanks. and coming up, jason aldean's emotional return to the concert stage. dean's emotional return to the concert stage. so let me ask you this... how does diabetes affect your heart? it doesn't, does it? actually, it does. type 2 diabetes can make you twice as likely to die from a cardiovascular event, like a heart attack or stroke. and with heart disease, your risk is even higher. you didn't know that. no. yeah. but, wait, there's good news for adults who have type 2 diabetes and heart disease. jardiance is the only type 2 diabetes pill with a lifesaving cardiovascular benefit. jardiance is proven to both significantly reduce
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>> mason: more than 66 million americans are getting a raise. the social security administration said today benefits will increase 2% next year, based on inflation. the average payment currently $1,258 a month, will go up $25. california governor jerry brown declared a state of emergency today for an outbreak of hepatitis "a." the disease of the liver is spreading, mostly among the homeless. at least 18 people have died in
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san diego, and there's a shortage of vaccines. country music star jason aldean gave his first concert last night since the las vegas massacre. aldean said he wanted to give the crowd in tulsa, oklahoma, the show the gunman cut short. >> every day that goes by, we-- we think about the 58 people that lost their lives. i don't really count the (bleep) who was doing the shooting, for 59. i count the 58. >> mason: jason aldean says getting back on stage is helping him move forward. steve hartman is next with the neatest kid on the block. see a breakdown of costs.
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>> reporter: we are moments away from elation. five-year-old brian kelly has been waiting nearly six months for his dad, air force captain dan kelly, to get back from an overseas deployment. but before i show you that happy ending, we need to go back to the sad beginning. >> he said, "i have to go now. i'll see you soon." and brian just started weeping. >> reporter: brian's mom, barbara, says what upset her son most was he wouldn't be able to do yard work anymore, his favorite father-son activity. as we first reported a few months ago, dan's deployment left his junior airman aimlessly leaf blowing in the wind, counting the days until his dad's return. neighbor dean cravens used to watch them. he knew the boy missed his dad, but he didn't know how much, until he got a knock at the door. >> nobody ever comes to our front door. so i was like, "okay, who could that be." and you could see him through the window, it's brian. and i just looked at him and i
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could tell he wanted to do yard work. and i said, "sure, meet me in the garage. we'll get some tools out and go." >> reporter: and there was a door knock, virtually every day thereafter. >> yes, mr. brian. he kind of took it upon himself to adopt me to do the yard work. there you go, cut those off. >> reporter: which is why all summer you could find the father-figure and son puttering around their yards in belleville, illinois bagging the clippings and blowing their cares away. by the way, dean does have a day job, works in i.t., and he does have his own family, but he always made time for brian. >> did you do that! >> every single day. >> reporter: has dean ever sent him back saying, "not today?" >> never. >> reporter: never? >> never. >> we've been out there for hours at a time. >> reporter: don't you have other things you should be doing? >> probably, yeah. >> reporter: so why keep doing this? >> i just like to see the smile on his face and see him happy doing it. >> reporter: we always talk about supporting the troops. for most of us, it's a commitment that begins and ends
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at our bumper sticker. but dean cravens shows us what it really means to serve those who serve-- in this case, making a long wait go by just a little bit faster for son and father. >> it makes you feel good that there's somebody else out there that's looking out for your child, sort of a male role model for him. >> reporter: today, captain kelly has his wingman back, but neighbor dean cravens says he will be there if duty calls again, knowing sometimes it really does take a village... of landscapers. steve hartman, "on the road," in belleville, illinois. >> mason: a great landscaping team reunited. that's the cbs evening news. i'm anthony mason. thanks for watching. i'll see you tomorrow on "cbs this morning saturday." good night. and on this friday the 13th, good luck. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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firefight. winds expected to kick up.. tonight. this, as a team of investigators visit sites to zero in on a kpix 5 news begins with a major challenge ahead for the firefight. winds expected to pickup tonight as inspectors visit a site to zero in on the cause. we are expecting a conference shortly. here is the latest on the firefight. one of the big concerns the 10,000 acre pocket fire burning near the town of heldzburg. people in the northern area of that city were ordered to get out now. >> at this hour, the pocket fire is just 5% contained. so is the 44,000 acre nun fire near glenn ellen in sonoma county and includes four blazes that merged into one. the tub -- tubb fire is 20%
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con. tonight at least -- contained. tonight, least 35 people are confirmed dead and more than 250 others are still unaccounted for. the flames have chased 90,000 people from their homes and destroyed at least 5,700 homes and businesses full lie half of those in the city -- fully half of those in the city of santa rosa. live in the mark west state neighborhood. allan? >> yeah, that u.s. flag hanging there a symbol of the hope and resolve of the people of this community. it's hanging from the metal framework of what was a garage of it was one of hundreds of homes that have burned out here in as you say the mark west estates. we are off old redwood highway just outside the city limits of santa rosa. the fire started here by racing over that hill


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