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[indiscernible - multiple speakers] at six. captioning sponsored by cbs ♪ >> quijano: hailed as a hero, the woman killed at a california gonagogue stepped in front of a bullet aimed at the rabbi and henight we're getting new details about the attack. >> you saw the hate and murder in his eyes. d> quijano: also tonight, deadly dllapse, gusty winds send a giant construction crane falling to the ground smashing cars and taking lives. she carries a gun to class. he's a professor who wears a bulletproof vest. both sides of the campus carry debate. >> are you armed right now? >> i am. >> quijano: they are the unsung heroes of d-day. erg dsf mbericans killed in a secret rehearsal of the invasion 75 years later. yed they shot for the stars, wait until you see where they landed. >> you can actually see it.
>> you can look up. >> yes, right there. >> quijano: good evening, i'm elaine quijano. a memorial is growing outside a synagogue in poway, california after a gunman stormed into a building and opened fire. lori gilbert-kaye who was 60 was killed. three other people were wounded in the attack. police believe the suspected gunman identified as a 19-year- old college student was motivated by hate. jonathan vigliotti today spoke to some of the victims. there is a young man standing with a rifle right at me. >> rabbi yisroel goldstein was leading the pass over congregation at chabad when a man stormed in with a semiautomatic rifle. >> he had sunglasses on, i con see his eye, i con see his soul. >> 34 year old all magazine
peretz was hit in the leg, he was inside the synagogue with his daughter. his knees was also shot, 60 year old lori gilbert-kaye was kill shielding the rabbi. >> lori took the bullet for all of us. she died to protect all of us. >> john earnest date of bitter >> date of birth 6/8/99, 19 years old and as far as we can they say his gun may have malfunctioned after firing several rounds. >> there was a border patrol officer off duty as earnest was leaving the fa sicialghts he obtained a weapon and shot at him. >> the alleged shooter got away uninjured then called 911 to turn himself in. while searching the home earnest shares with his parents, police discovered what appears to be his manifesto posted hours earlier on social media. >> the this comes after a man killed 11 people at pittsburgh tree of life synagogue, the deadliest attack on jews in u.s.
recent history. a commemoration was held today to honor those victims. >> we need to battle darkness with light. no matter how dark the world is, we need to think of light, a little bit of light pushes a away a lot of darkness. >> all three >> reporter: all three survivors from yesterday's attack have been released from the hospital. that suspect as we mentioned is in police custody charged with ce count murder, three counts attempted murder. elaine, this evening he is being questioned by the f.b.i. >> quijano: all right, jonathan, thank you. now to developing news in virginia. where tonight there is an effort >> they got tuck in a remote wooded area about 180 miles east of roanoke. with the help of rescuers, the first man emerged from the cave nearly doo tays after he first entered it. billy chrimes is with the virginia department of emergency management. >> one of the biggest problems that we had was that they were
exhausted and experiencing mild hypotherm why. >> rep elling rope one. >> a dozen emergency workers began capel-- rapelling down a narrow cave opening just before noon to rescue the five man. sheriff deputy william watson. >> the individuals went into >> these individuals went into the cave on friday and one made it out last night and reported that the other ones were stuck and they can't get out of the cave. >> quijano: officials say the men entered the cave without proper climbing gear. last night heavy rains saturated the cave making it too slippery for them to make it out on their own. >> that would be where they are physically moving them mov aeand to get out of they say the men ages 39 to 55 years old had become to weak to pull themselves out of the steep incline about 120 feet investigators in seattle today are trying to find out what caused a giant construction crane to fall on one of the city's busiest streets. the debris killed four people and injured three others.
mola lenghi has the story. >> reporter: a disaster zone in downtown seattle after a crane collapsed in the south lake union neighborhood saturday. >> it felt like an earthquake. >> reporter: two of the victims were crane operators, two others including sara wong, a freshman at seattle pacific university were in vehicles that were crushed. d. bang, down she come and i knew what it was. i was straight out the door. >> reporter: bruce cashmere ran to help finding a badly damaged vehicle with a mother and baby inside, show unharmed. >> very, very lucky baby. very lucky. not a mark on her. good to see. >> reporter: this cell phone video recorded just a few minutes before the crane toppled shows the tower beginning to lean. james etherington saw the whole thing go down. >> it started to lean and when i say lean, it didn't stop its lean, it was going the whole time but before i registered it was actually falling. >> reporter: james prichert is a crane expert and safety consultant.
he says crane accidents happen for various reasons from weather to maintenance to freighter error but by and large crane use se safe. >> with big cranes like this, and the locations and everything and doing the work, they're not that common to have this dramatic type of crane accident. smaller accidents are fairly common. >> reporter: prichert says cranes are currently in high demand and seattle has more cranes in use than any other city. mayor jenny durkan. >> we have had a good track record here but of course we're going to pay extra attention to make sure that the cranes that are in seattle today are safe. >> reporter: the next 24 to 48 hours are said to be the most critical as investigators will look into everything from weather conditions at the time to service and maintenance records on the equipment to try to determine exactly what caused this deadly collapse, elaine? >> quijano: mola lenghi, thank you. president trump skipped the white house correspondent's
dinner again this year. instead he traveled to green bay, wisconsin, for his first campaign rally since the release of the mueller report. as weijia jiang reports, the subject came up. >> is there any place that is more fun than a trump rally? >> reporter: president trump fired up a wisconsin crowd at a campaign rally last night, bashing the mueller report once again. >> the radical, liberal democrats put all their hopes behind their collusion delusion. >> reporter: special counsel robert mueller found no members of the trump campaign conspired with the russians to influence rhe 2016 presidential election. out he did not draw a conclusion on obstruction of justice. attorney general william barr did. >> the evidence developed by the special counsel is not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction of justice offense. >> reporter: barr is scheduled
to testify before the house judiciary committee on thursday but there are fresh doubts he will appear. the panel plans to allow lawyers from both sides to question barr. the department of justice holds the position that only members of congress should do the probing. the committee also wants to go into a closed session if members want to talk about redacted parts of the report, which the d.o.j. opposes. >> they will have to work that out but he has to come before the house. he is the attorney general of the united states. >> reporter: on "face the nation," republican senator lindsey graham said he has all the answers he needs. >> it's over for me. he didn't collude with the russians, obstruction of justice in this situation is absurd. >> reporter: a spokesman for the chairman house judiciary committee said discussions about the testimony are ongoing. meanwhile, elaine, republicans t the panel said in a statement that the demands from democrats ane abusive and illogical. >> quijano: all right, weijia
jiang, thank you. former indiana senator richard lugar has died. he was a leader in foreign affairs including nuclear disarmament and efforts to end apartheid. lugar's public service career began when he was elected to the indianapolis school board, then served as the city's mayor before going to the u.s. senate for six terms. richard lugar was 87. missouri this week is the latest state considering whether to allow concealed firearms on college campuses. it is already the law in kansas where it is dividing some teachers and students, here's nikki battiste. is this is a smith & wesson 40. >> reporter: is this loaded? >> no. >> reporter: you have it on you while you are on campus. >> yeah, so i will put it like this. in my spandex and angle it up. >> reporter: you have to keep it concealed. >> yeah. >> we see people with a vest, yhey are usually in a war zone. >> reporter: what looks like a college student and a professor
gearing up for battle is really their preparation for class. >> okay, guys, how are you doing? >> okay. >> good, good, good. >> reporter: you can carry in any classroom. >> yes. >> reporter: university of kansas senior victoria snitsar said she couldn't wait for her 21st birthday, the legal age to carry on campus so she took this e ncealed carry class to prepare. why do you want to be armed here on campus? >> women often fall victim to crimes on campus, rapes or assaults. and so i felt like it was upon li to protect myself. >> reporter: kansas is one of ten states that allow university students to carry concealed firearms, 16 states ban campus carry and 23 leave it up to each college or university. do you think allowing campus carry is a way to help prevent mass shootings and protect shootings if a shooter comes on campus? >> i think it is a deterrent. i think putting guns in the hands of responsible gun owners
makes places safer. >> reporter: kansas' 2017 campus carry law permits students to carry guns in most buildings including dorms and classrooms. >> i mean they've got a gun on them, a secret gun that i don't know that they have. and so. >> reporter: you can't ask if they have. >> i can't ask if they have one and they can't tell me if they have one. >> legally. >> that's part of the policy. >> reporter: the secrecy of who is armed prompted film professor and oscar winning screen writer kevin willmott to wear this bulletproof vest while teaching. >> i bring it into class, i put it on in class. so anybody go to the movie this week. >> reporter: what do you say to the student who says professor willmott it is my 2nd amendment right to be armed. >> they have that right. but we have always had the common sense to keep it out of certain places. we have always had the common sense to say well, not at church. not in school. >> reporter: we asked professor willmott and victoria to sit down together. are you armed right now. >> i am. i really don't see any
difference between me carrying half a mile away downtown or on campus. >> well, you know, i think guns being anywhere on campus is ultimately a problem. you know one of the reasons i ear the vest is that i think if wople saw people walking around with guns they would be horribly uncomfortable. and i just don't think it is the role of a student to kind of jump into the role of rambo and take over situations. >> i beg to differ. i think that it is upon myself to protect myself. if i were to end up in a less than favorable situation. m you have and the freedom to kind of be ano you are, and to kind of grow and to discover who you are. guns don't make that a better kind of environment. >> if you are talking about u eedoms, i think constitutional freedoms come first. and the freedom that you have
until you violate some policies that takes it away. >> reporter: nikki battiste, cbs news, kansas. >> quijano: next on the jaeekend news," illegal fentanyl kills thousands of americans anch year, so how is it getting into the united states? and later, marking 75 years lnce d-day's disastrous dress rehearsal. s... the first and only treatment of its kind offering people with moderate to severe psoriasis a chance at 100% clear skin. with taltz, up to 90% of people quickly saw a significant improvement of their psoriasis plaques. don't use if you're allergic to taltz. before starting, you should be checked for tuberculosis. taltz may increase risk of infections and lower your ability to fight them. tell your doctor if you have an infection, symptoms, or received a vaccine or plan to. inflammatory bowel disease can happen with taltz, including worsening of symptoms. serious allergic reactions can occur.
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>> quijano: it was supposed to be a secret, on this day in 1945, hundreds of sailors and soldiers were on a training mission off the british coast, it was a rehearsal of d-day. but unlike that invasion, the nazi's found out, costing hundreds of americans their lives. >> reporter: they had come to remember those who were lost on this day 75 years ago. when nearly 750 american service members were killed just off these shores. re it is moving to stand there and look out at the english
aannel and think about where my uncle's body lay. he's still in the ship. >> my dad described the water as he jumped in on fire. >> reporter: for decades what happened here so long ago was shrouded in secrecy. >> all along the coast of great britain that spring the training thnt on. >> reporter: on april 28th, 1944, hundreds of u.s. military trsonnel were taking part in what was called exercise tiger. a large scale drill in preparation for the d-day landing. >> navy and coast guard landing barges practiced landing operations day and night. >> reporter: on england's south devin coast was chosen because of its similarity to the beaches of normandy which in a few weeks would be the scene of the biggest invasion in history. exercise tiger was a live-fire drill. as the fleet converged in the bay, german torpedo boats attacked the allied convoy and
in the smoke and confusion, coordination and communication troubles that lead to a staggering number of friendly fire deaths. (♪ "taps" playing ) the loss of life so large, military leaders ordered survivors never to reveal what happened. four decades later, this sherman tank was pulled from the sea and is now a poignant memorial to those who died. adele reynold's father was badly injured but survived the disaster. she brought his uniform to be uaced in a nearby museum. >> i feel now that meeting with these people, that it was a shame that these men did not get recognition through their lives. >> reporter: 75 years on, and after decades of secrecy, the message from the u.s. now is that the men who took part in exercise tiger did not die in
>> quijano: we end tonight in the west texas desert, where dreams as big as the sky sometimes come true, here's omar villafranca. >> right there. >> reporter: the stars at night are big and bright in marfa, texas, and for these six girls the show starts when the sun goes down and the stars light up. >> i see the big dipper. >> reporter: what else? >> a bunch of sparkling beautiful lights. >> a moon. >> stars and moon. >> reporter: inspired by the cosmos, collette, ashley, charlotte, daniella, madison and mabel all ten and 11 years old decided to aim for the stars and enter a nationwide science contest. their team name, the marfa martians. >> empowering, like young
people, young women can do things like that too. >> reporter: if they won, their experiment would be performed on the i.s.s., the international space station, by real astronauts. but winning seemed like a long shot, more than 23,000 students were participating. many were in high school. cheri alweto is their science teacher. >> i was trying to prepare them for not going on, because they are young, they are very young. and they surprise me, every single time we go on to a next weep. >> reporter: the girls even surprised themselves. trying to find a way to kill bacteria in space. >> two milliliters of the sterile solution. >> in the first one we are about to have bacteria called bacillus subtilis. >> reporter: what is it called? >> bacillus subtilis. >> reporter: the judges at the smithsonian air and space museum were impressed and picked the
experiment to go to space. >> if you want to do something wad somebody says that you shouldn't do that, don't let them pull you down. >> reporter: the girls alebrated by piling into the back of a pickup truck to catch a glimpse of their future. pee that tiny white speck floating in the sky? that is the i.s.s. flying by. >> oh my god. >> instead of looking up all this stuff online or on the internet, we can actually see it. >> reporter: you can look up. >> yeah. right there. >> reporter: despite being one of the youngest teams from a tiny texas town, the girls shot for the stars and landed on the international space station. omar villafranca, cbs news, marfa, tex >> quijano: big dreams. that is the "cbs weekend news." later on cbs, "60 minutes." the news continues now on our digital network cbsn at cbsnews.com. i'm elaine quijano in new york. for all of us at cbs news, thank you for joining us and good night.
no matter how tough the world is, we need to think of what. >> and now at 6:00 as heart wrenching new details emerge about the deadly rampage at a san diego synagogue. the bay area jewish community is left wondering is anywhere safe anymore? >> and i think of the police officer, having my baby in my arms, really made me think twice before i stepped in. i was just thinking for sure it's a safe place. >> good evening, i'm brian hackney. >> i'm juliette goodrich. tonight, 19-year-old john earnest is charged with one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder in yesterday's attacks on the chabad of poway. investigators say in his manifesto, earnest referenced the tree of life synagogue
shooting in pittsburgh six months ago, and bragged about a fire at a mosque in the san diego area. this afternoon an emotional rabbi recounted the moment the horrific attack finally ended. >> thus miraculously the gun jammed. in attendance at the synagogue, there was a border patrol off- duty agent, mr. jonathan morales. as soon as the gun jammed and as soon as the shouting was going on, he jumped up in pursuit. >> this is the second violent yesterday the fbi opened an official hate crime investigation into last tuesday's crosswalk crash in sunnyvale. investigators say isaiah peoples, an iraq war veteranintentionally plowed into a group of people because he believed they were muslim. a total of eight people were hurt t