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captioning sponsored by cbs g >> mr. moore reached over and began groping me. to mason: another accuser. >> i tried to open my car door to leave, but he reached over, and he locked it so i could not get out. >> mason: the top senate republican says... >> i think he should step aside. >> mason: also tonight, sounding an alarm about a silent killer. nearly half of adults now have high blood pressure. parents' pain. g they've destroyed our joy. >> mason: frat brothers accused 2 giving tim piazza-- >> at least 18 drinks over one hour and 22 minutes. >> mason: and... ♪ thank you for being a friend ♪ ♪ the sitcom ran seven years. >> you've lived together for how many years now? >> closing in on 50.
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>> mason: tonight the real golden girls. this is the "cbs evening news." >> mason: and this is our western edition. good evening. i'm anthony mason. the number of accusers is growing. today another woman came forward to say roy moore, the republican senate candidate in alabama, attacked her sexually decades ago when she was a teenager. but even before she gave a tearful account of the incident, senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said he had heard enough, that moore should drop out. manuel bojorquez is in birmingham. >> mr. moore attacked me when i was a child. >> reporter: beverly young nelson says when she was 16 years old, roy moore offered her a ride home from her job as a waitress, but once in his car, she says he sexually assaulted her. >> mr. moore reached over and began groping me, putting his hands on my breasts.
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instead of stopping, he began squeezing my neck, attempting to force my head on to his crotch. >> reporter: she says she struggled until he let her go. at today's press conference, nelson brought along her high school yearbook, which she says was signed by moore. the message calls her a sweet and beautiful girl. nelson is the fifth woman to accuse moore of pursuing teenage girls when he was in his 30s. one says he groped her when she was 14. moore has denied any wrongdoing and calls it all a witch-hunt. >> this is false, i didn't do what she said i did, i don't know the >> i think he should step aside. >> reporter: last week senate majority leader mitch mcconnell said moore should drop out of the race if the allegations were true. today he dropped the qualifier. >> do you believe these allegations to be true? >> i believe the women, yes. >> reporter: moore fired back on
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twitter saying mcconnell should step down for failing conservatives. the scandal has republicans scrambling. some have suggested alabama voters write in luther strange, who lost the primary to moore. in alabama, moore's loyal supporters remain just that. eric swenson said he didn't even plan on voting but now he will. >> there have been some allegations against him that are obviously politically motivated that got me mad enough to say i'm going to put signs up. >> >> reporter: this afternoon the houlrman of the national republican senate committee said senators should expel moore if he wins. rtth the election just one month away, one state senator here summed things up this way, "god help us as we sort through the mess." anthony? >> mason: manuel bojorquez in alabama, thanks. high blood pressure is called the silent killer, and under new guidelines today from the american heart association, nearly half of americans have it. that's up from one-third. dr. jon lapook has more now about the leading cause of heart >>sease.
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>> reporter: at a health fair d new york city today, adrienne williams suddenly found herself with a new diagnosis of oopertension. her blood pressure in the 130s. ow hypertension is considered a silent killer, and now it's something i need to kind of research. and i wouldn't have known that nd i had i not stopped through today. so i'm so happy i did. >> reporter: the new eridelines now say just a top number of 130 to 139 or a bottom number of 80 to 89 qualifies as high blood pressure. this used to be considered pre-hypertension. previously a top number of 140 re.more or a bottom number of 90 or more was considered high illid pressure. f e new guidelines add 31 million adults to the category of hypertension, now totaling more than 100 million. ere american heart association and the american college of cardiology are doing this to urge americans to pay attention ey hypertension before it causes problems like heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease. dr. paul welton chaired the
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committee that put the pidelines together. he said these additional sstients now classified as cving hypertension should be alle to manage their condition with diet and lifestyle changes anone. >> most of them just need to know they're at high risk, but they can manage that problem on sueir own. the prevalence with high blood efessure goes up, but because we're much more careful about who will benefit from a drug, that actually doesn't go up too much. it's maybe under 2%. >> reporter: the committee says nclubest way to lower blood pressure without drugs include weight loss, exercise, and a low-sodium diet. kecohol, anti-inflammatory drugs, and caffeine can make blood pressure harder to control. anthony? >> mason: dr. jon lapook, thanks, jon. there's word tonight that donald trump, jr., corresponded with wikileaks during and after the 2016 presidential campaign. jeff pegues is following this breaking story.
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>> wikileaks. i love wikileaks! >> reporter: during the lyection, candidate trump frequently praised the controversial website wikileaks for releasing hacked e-mails and damaging information about hillary clinton and her campaign. now a new report confirmed by cbs news says the president's win, donald trump, jr., was in direct communication with wikileaks from september 2016 until july of this year. one source says the website initiated the contact through private messages on twitter. in the first message, wikileaks asked trump, jr., about a new anti-trump organization. trump, jr., responded: i don't know who that is, but i'll ask around. in another instance, wikileaks suggested to trump, jr., that his father push for website founder julian assange to become rae australian ambassador to the united states. and on election day itself, the website wrote that if mr. trump were to lose, he should not concede and instead claim the
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election was rigged. during that period, u.s. intelligence officials determined that wikileaks was ciing used by the russians to disseminate stolen democratic officials' e-mails and data, and president trump's own c.i.a. director, mike pompeo, has also issued a warning about okileaks. >> it's time to call out wikileaks for what it really is: rsnon-state hostile intelligence service often embedded by state actors like russia. >> that somebody in the committee selectively leaked his e-mail with wikileaks. many of the messages from wikileaks to trump jr. did go .nanswered. >> jeff pegues, thanks. the president is wiping the president is winding up his trip to asia in the philippines, his last stop before returning home tomorrow. he appeared to give the country's leader a pass on human ngghts. major garrett is traveling with the president.
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e reporter: president trump grimaced through the traditional asia summit handshake but did not shy away from praising controversial philippine o esident rodrigo duterte. >> it's an honor to be here, and rodrigo, thank you very much for the way you've treated all of or. ty reporter: duterte is accused of ordering deathsquad-style killings of thousands filipino drug users without trial. >> we've had a great helationship. >> reporter: the white house n ys mr. trump and duterte have a rapport, and human rights came up in talks only briefly. top white house officials defended the president's public deference, pointing to a joint u.s.-philippine statement calling the protection of human rights "essential." during his 12-day trip, the president has also made nice with russian president vladimir retin, who denied interfering in the u.s. election despite the opposite conclusion from the u.s. intelligence community. >> i believe that president meddn really feels, and he feels
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strongly, that he did not meddle in our election. what he believes is what he believes. what i believe is that we have >> get to work. rt reporter: mr. trump even made room for better relations with the north korean dictator. ndile he appeared to call kim jong-un "short and fat" on twitter, he also suggested that if pyongyang gives up its nuclear ambition, they could be friends. >> i think anything is a possibility. strange things happen in life. if that did happen, it would be a good thing for, i can tell teu, for north korea. >> reporter: top white house usficials argue this human rights debate is too focused on dictators the u.s. is aligned math and argue u.s.-led efforts to roll back isis are also an effort to advance human rights. anthony? >> mason: major garrett in manila. thanks, major. so far there is no evidence that the president's insults on twitter have convinced the north korean leader to slow down his nuclear weapons program. but the administration is hoping a show of military strength is
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more persuasive. ben tracy got an up-close look at the u.s.-led drill. >> reporter: these f-18 fighter jets from the u.s.s. "ronald reagan" could strike targets in north korea in a matter of minutes. three u.s. aircraft carrier strike groups, the "reagan," the "theodore roosevelt," and the u.s.s. "nimitz," are involved in u.ese massive military exercises just off the korean peninsula. it's the largest display of u.s. naval strength in the western pacific in a decade. if there was a conflict with north korea, they could launch a fighter jet off this carrier once every 20 second, but, of if tse, they would then have to get all those fighter jets back on board. this is how they do it. >> all of this together, the deole u.s. military sends the message that we're ready to r:fend ourselves. >> reporter: rear admiral marc
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dalton commands one of the strike groups. he says having three carriers that support more than 200 aircraft is a rare training opportunity. ses this more closely mimic a real-life conflict situation, a wartime situation? >> the more strike groups that you can get together, the more complex it is, and so we get training value out of that. >> reporter: but these u.s.-led arercises infuriate north korea, which views them as rehearsals ecr an invasion and calls the latest drill reckless and provocative. china and russia have called on eye u.s. to end these large- ,cale military exercises, because they fear they needlessly provoke north korea, but the u.s. says it needs to be n epared. ben tracy, cbs news, on board the u.s.s. "ronald reagan." >> mason: at a u.n. climate ranference in germany today, the trump administration talked up thssil fuels, including coal. that puts the u.s. at odds with 194 other nation, but some
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american entrepreneurs and politicians want to make sure the administration does not have the final word. mark phillips reports. >> reporter: despite the kids' demonstration, saving the world has been harder since the trump administration announced its pullout from the paris climate deal. there is an enthusiastic american delegation at this u.n. conference, but washington didn't send it. state and city governments and businessmen like michael bloomberg did. >> the american government may edve pulled out of the paris ireement, but the american people are committed to its goals, and there is nothing washington can do to stop us. (applause) >> reporter: washington has other ideas. its main pitch here is to promote coal, which much of the world sees as exactly the wrong way to reduce greenhouse gasses that cause global warming. the leaders of this alternative
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delegation, like california governor jerry brown, say ignore washington, listen to us. e nomerica, we're here, we're in, and we're not going away. thank you very much. >> reporter: and the 14 states who have come here say the u.s. can still reduce carbon output by a quarter over the next eight years as promised, partly because clean energy projects are also happening in some unlikely places. >> i went into yuma, colorado, and said we can help save the planet, they would turn me around and send me back. >> reporter: russell tenser of united wind told a tech conference in lisbon, portugal, that he actually sells most of his wind turbines in red states that voted trump. >> if you go out to these farms, of's blowing, the doors are utying off the hinges. inu can feel it. take that resource, do something that makes sense, lower your costs. heey get it. me reporter: the argument being heard at conferences like this ti that, well, it would be nice to have the support of the
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administration in washington in fighting climate change. that support is not essential. in the end, economics, not politics, will prevail, and the newer forms of electricity generation, wind and solar, are in the long term not only cleaner, they're cheaper. mark phillips, cbs news, lisbon. >> mason: and still ahead on the "cbs evening news," new charges in the penn state fraternity hazing death. and hundreds are killed in their homes by a powerful earthquake. so he got home safe. yeah, my dad says our insurance doesn't have that. what?! you can leave worry behind when liberty stands with you™. liberty mutual insurance. but he hasoke up wwork to so he took aleve. if he'd taken tylenol, he'd be stopping for more pills right now. only aleve has the strength to stop tough pain for up to 12 hours with just one pill. aleve. all day strong.
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brought back to life. >> reporter: prosecutors say toe deleted material shows what imok place inside the fraternity house basement the night tim orazza died. district attorney stacy parks miller says at the same time police were trying to obtain the video, a fraternity member was erasing it. >> we know exactly the time it was deleted, and the police were in the house. >> reporter: 12 additional members now face charge, five otth felonies including involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault, others with misdemeanors including hazing and furnishing alcohol to k nors. police say piazza drank at least 18 drinks in one hour and 22 minutes. >> never once obtained any of those drinks for himself. s,others were coming up to him and giving him those drinks, including in the basement. >> reporter: we are making holiday plans without our son tim because of your actions. >> reporter: tim's parents, jim and evelyn piazza, say this new ieidence gives them hope, but it hasn't eased their grief.
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why are you putting yourself through all of these appearances and press conferences an interviews? >> it's really important for geople to see the damage, the far-reaching damage that's occurred because these young men decided to protect themselves o stead of tim. >> we need parents to be talking ay their kids about this, we need parents to put their foot down and say, you must not do this. e reporter: one fraternity member's attor us hent believes the evidence will show charclient is not responsible. meanwhile, the d.a. has refiled the charge of tampering with evidence against the young man she says deleted that video. anthony. >> mason: anna werner in runnsylvania tonight. and up next, buildings crumble in a devastating earthquake.
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>> i can't believe that. >> i'm moving. or reporter: they met with lyndon johnson was president. margaret and barbara worked on capitol hill, nancy was a librarian. they all ended up living in a group house in the fashionable georgetown neighborhood of washington, d.c. was it party house? >> oh, yeah. >> yes. >> reporter: they thought it was temporary, but as the years thnt by, they got along so well, they bought a house together. when you tell people the three of you have lived together for almost 50 years, what kind of response do you get? >> oh, the "golden girls." >> reporter: they all say that? >> yes. ♪ thank you for being a friend ♪ ♪ >> reporter: the "golden girls," which began airing in the '80s followed four women of a certain age. es we're daring. >> reporter: and just like those golden girls, these girls look out for each other. they drive each other to doctors' appointment, spend holidays together, and they
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decided to grow old together, buying a house in a retirement community. if you had not been living together, how do you think life would be different? >> i think we probably all would be married. >> reporter: really? >> i would have found a nice young man and gone to hawaii. un reporter: but they say they never found any men who were as much fun as each other. they say those tv golden girls just might have been on to something. what were they on to? >> that different kinds of people can live together happily. you don't have to be a man and a woman. you can be a group of friends. >> reporter: and be just as happy? >> and be just as happy. >> reporter: a lesson from three girls whose friendship is still golden after all these years. chip reid, cbs news, gaithersburg, maryland. >> mason: incredible. that's the "cbs evening news." i'm anthony mason. thanks for watching. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group
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how bad the climate of harassment is at the state capitol. a bay area la kpix5 news begins with new indications of just how bad the climate of harassment is at the state capitol. a bay area lawmaker describes a culture of powerful politicians crossing the line. good evening. i'm allen martin. >> i'm veronica de la cruz. a lot of this coming to light with recent allegations against state senator tony mendoza. kpix5's phil matier with the allegations and the major change to how they will be investigated. phil? >> that's right. and it's not just allegations against the senator here. we're talking about other politicians as well and believe it or not, even some lawmakers who say they have been victims of sexual harassment like the one we spoke to today. let's take a look. n the pior 15 years. (mat assemblywoman cathatrine >> i've had more inappropriate advances and touching as a candidate and elected official in the last three years than in the prior 15 years. >> reporter: republican assemblywoman katherine baker from the tri-valleyed she isn't surprised at the late -- tri-
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valley said she isn't surprised at the latest allegation that tony mendoza brought a 15-year- old to his hotel room and -- brought a young intern to his hotel room and she decided to come forward after allegations came forward he invited another intern to his home in order to go over her resume. were you surprised at more women coming forward? >> sadly, i'm not. it's something that's pervasive and particularly in places of power like the capitol. >> reporter: an outside law firm has been hired to review the matter. >> it's a welcome move to get it out of the rules committee which is members policing other members, but it's just a tiny, tiny step. >> reporter: deleone also moved out of the house he shared


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