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pro votes. >> brown: securing the airports. major changes are in store for travelers. how vulnerable are our airports? >> reporter: are you crfd a brussels-style attack could not happen at a u.s. airport? >> brown: also tonight, the last fugitive from the paris attacks was arrested. was he also the man in the hat in brussels. an arrest is made in a murder that shook a college campus. and steve hartman went on the road to find out what's so special about a ripped up dollar bill. >> reporter: you saved this for 40 years? >> saved it for 40 years. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> brown: good evening. scott is off tonight. i'm james brown. added security it is coming to u.s. airports in time for the summer travel season. last month's terrorist bombing at the brussels airport
highlighted vulnerabilities in the u.s. the attack occurred in a public area before checkpoints. transportation correspondent kris van cleave on what's being planned here. >> reporter: passengers traveling through u.s. airports are likely to see more police in public areas, increased random checks of vehicles and people with larger bags. also, additional bomb-sniffing dogs. 28 canine teams have been reassigned from small airports to major transportation hubs. t.s.a. administrator peter neffinger: >> i like to think of it as a security environment you create that it gets more and more secure as you get closer to the thing you're trying to protect. >> reporter: after security checkpoints, passengers may be subject to more airline comengz airline cargo and airline employees are receiving extra scrutiny following an apparent bombingave russian jet in egypt last october. are you confident a brussels-style attack could not happen at a u.s. airport? >> there is always a possibility of an inspired individual or a
cell we don't know about to do some harm. goes back to the visible presence and layers of security. >> reporter: while airline passengers are vetted the the moment they purchase a ticket it's unclear if the brussels bombers ever planned to go past security. how do you defend against that? >> it puts it in the category of-- think of the boston marathon bombers. in a sense it's in that category. it's incumbent upon us at t.s.a. to do our best to move people as efficiently as possible into the sterile areas of the airport. >> reporter: but all the added security is one factor contributing to long lines at some major u.s. airports. >> i do have concerns about long wait times because it does gather people in addition to being an inconvenience for the traveler, which is no small problem, it does pose a potential problem with respect to large crowds of people. >> reporter: next week, roughly 300 airports will submit detailed vulnerability assessments to the t.s.a. james, the agency plans to come up with a list of best expraks attempt on implement those across all of the airports.
>> brown: kris van cleave at regan national. thank you, kris. belgian investigators faced harsh criticism for their handling of the brussels airport and subway attacks but today they arrested five men, including a key suspect in last november's terror attack in paris. charlie d'agata has more on this. >> reporter: mohammed abrini was already at the top of europe's most wanted list for his links to the paris attacks. now investigators are trying to figure out if he's also the so-called man in the hat and might have been involveed in the brussels terror attacks, too. abrini's arrest comes just a day after police released this video asking the public for help. it showed the man in the hat walking away from the airport. two hours later, he was back in the same neighborhood where the brussels suicide bombers had assembled their lethal suitcase bombs. abrini was last seen in november at a gas station with saleh abdeslam, the only surviving paris attacker.
the c.c.-tv footage was taken two days before the paris attacks. abrini has been on the run ever since. belgian police also made another important arrest today, a suspect believed to have been involved with the brussels subway bombing. abrini is the final key suspect in the paris attacks, james, and could prove to be a valuable source as investigators try to get a handle on the isis network throughout europe. it's believed abrini joined the terror group in 2015, a year after his brother died fighting for isis in syria. >> brown: charlie d'agata in london. thank you. in the presidential campaign, the two top republicans are in a pitched battle for delegation. donald trump needs just under 500 more to win the party's nomination. ted cruz is doing everything he can to prevent that. here's major garrett. >> we are going to start winning again, folks. >> reporter: donald trump's new campaign chief, paul manafort, promised the billionaire developer will win the g.o.p. nomination outright.
>> the reality is this convention process will be over with some time in june, probably june 7, and it will be apparent to the world that trump is over the 1237 number. >> reporter: that's the magic number to secure the nomination without a fight at the july convention. but ted cruz has narrowed trump's advantage with a win in wisconsin and likely new delegate support in colorado, louisiana, and north dakota. >> you've got to understand what the game is. i mean, if the game is a second, third, or fourth ballot, then what he's doing is clever. but if there's only one ballot, what he's doing is meaningless. >> reporter: it this all has the makings of the 1976 contested republican convention when ronald reagan challenged president gerald ford. frank donatelli was a youth organizer for reagan. >> at that point, the delegate ceases to be an extra on a four-night miniseries where he or she is supposed to applaud at the right times and they become real agents of the party. >> reporter: ford kept
delegates in line by offering, among other things, rides aboard air force one and seats at state dinners. the laws governing incentives to delegates are murky, something the candidates this year could exploit. and after a first ballot, most delegates can switch alliances. >> could you, you know, offer transportation or room and board or something? i mean, there's a lot of ways to persuade uncommitted delegates. >> reporter: trump could offer flights aboard his helicopter or luxurious private jet, a weekend at mar-a-largo club, a tea time at trump national. but, james, ideology sometimes trumps trips or presents and for conservatives cruz may prove more attractive than loot. >> brown: major garrett in our washington bureau. major, thank you so much. well, nancy cordes is following the democratic candidates, and today both campaigns sought to tone down the rhetoric. >> she would be an infinitely better president than either of the republican candidates. >> reporter: she's qualified.
>> of course. >> reporter: bernie sanders has had a change of heart on hillary clinton's qualifications. >> does she have the experience? obviously, she does. >> reporter: but today, clinton wasn't quite as eager to let it drop. >> seriously, i've been called a lot of things over the years, but unqualified is not one of them. >> reporter: the controversial charge may have been something of a hail mary for sanders who needs to win 68% of all remaining delegates to catch up. and clinton is leading by 10 point in new york, a state where both have deepitize. >> i spent the first 18 years of my life in apartment 2c.right here. >> reporter: sanders wasn't the only way today working to walk back remarks. >> so i did something yesterday in philadelphia i almost want to apologize for. >> reporter: former president bill clinton was talking about this scolding he gave two to black lives matter activists last night. >> now wait a minute, wait a
minute. >> reporter: they were protesting hillary clinton's use of the term "superpredator "20 years ago. >> i don't know how you would characterize the gang leaders who got 13-year-old kids hopped up on crack and sent them out on to the street to murder other african american children. >> reporter: today, he said he might have been too harsh. >> so i rather vigorously defended my wife, as i'm want to do. >> reporter: president clinton said it's a reminder to him that americans need to be able to talk over their differences without getting angry, a welcome lesson on the campaign trail, j.b., especially this week. >> brown: thank you, nancy. john dickerson is our cbs news political director and the anchor of "face the nation." and, john, we just saw donald trump after his loss this week shift even more of his attention to those delegate fights major just talked about. what do you make of that? >> reporter: it's a test, j.b., of the biggest promise donald trump has made hoop he said while he's new to some
issues, when he's president he'll master them quickly. the delegate fight is a test of whether he can master a totally unfamiliar task as well as he says. impetuousness ballot box he's trounced more than a dozen challengers with more political experience. but in the delegate selection stage, he's having to adapt to a new complex system by hiring new staff, changing his focus. it's a time-consuming and arduous business. ted cruz has outworked him in some places. and if trump can now match him, he'll show that he's as muchave quick study as he says he is. >> brown: john i know it's going to be another "can't miss" broadcast on "face the nation" on sunday. who will we see with you? >> reporter: we'll talk to bernie sanders about the heating up in the democratic race, plus governor john kasich and a conversation with ken burn beside his new bowmentary on jackie robinson. >> brown: officials are investigating a shooting today at airbase lackland.
two handguns were found in the room. the motive is not known. also in texas today air, homeless teenager was arrested for the murder of a freshman at the university of texas in austin. david begnaud is there. >> reporter: police say the figure seen on this surveillance tape is mechaiel crinner. police officials say at 9:38 p.m. sunday night, the suspect followed the victim, who was seen looking down at her cell phone. criner has been charged with the murder of 18-year-old haruka weiser. >> we saw things in the camera that connected him to this crime, and from there, we went and picked him up, and here we are. >> reporter: do you have a confession? >> i'm not going to talk about confessions. >> reporter: the chief insists the murder was random. weiser was last seen on campus sunday night. monday she was reported missing. tuesday her body was found in this creek. thursday police released the
surveillance tape. how quickly after the video came out did you get that call from the fire department saying we might know who that guy is? >> right away. >> reporter: the chief says crinner set fire to some of the property to destroy evidence. police transported him to a homeless shelter. as soon as the firefighters saw the surveillance tape they called in the crucial tip. weiser's murder has shocked the campus of 50,000 students. she was a dancer from portland. charles o. anderson was one of her instructor. >> i can't help but be angry and saddened at the loss of a brilliant talent. >> reporter: now, more about the suspect. he ran away from home last year. his grandmother tells cbs affiliate ksla, heeb had been under psychiatric care since he was a child. she also said he was a well-mannered kid but if you made him mad he would snap. >> brown: today, pope francis
reached out to divorced catholics. the pope called for priests to become more welcoming and lesjudgmentable. but church doctrine is not changing. seth doane reports from the vatican. >> reporter: in 2 fix pages, this is the pope's take on love, sex, and marriage, and we hear from a pontiff who seems to appreciate the stresses of modern family life. he divorce evil but adds no one can be condemned forever and suggests those who are remarried without an annulment may be able to receive communion, even he provided no further details. >> pope is very aware that marriage is not a bed of roses. he's aware of the challenges. >> reporter: father thomases ths thomas rosicia says the pope is throwing open windows. >> the one central theme here is inclusiveness. no one is outside the tent. the tent is open. everyone is welcome. >> reporter: but this openness has its limits. the pope reafirmed church
doctrine writing that, "there are absolutely no ground for considering homosexual unions." and no exceptions, either, to the ban on contraception. but he did make an appeal for the church to be more flexible. can deeda moss is a professor of theology at the university of notre dame. >> what was surprising about the document was how pragmatic it was. he tackled smooshz marriage counselors wouldn't address, like being attracted to people outside of your marriage and diminishing attraction to one another as people age. >> reporter: many had hoped that the pope would push further when it comes to issues like expanding the role of women in the church. pope francis is often seen as a liberal reformer, but with no real change in church doctrine, we may be seeing more of a juggling act than real reform. j.b. >> brown: seth doane at the vatican. thank you. the falcon has landed, making one giant leap for spacex. the company, founded by
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>> reporter: the old friends spent a couple of hours turning back the clock-- >> i went for electrical engineering. >> reporter: catching up on family. >> there's our daughter. >> reporter: and making plans for the future. >> i already have a dollar bill. >> reporter: the new one is dated 4-4-17. >> you're only shooting for one years? >> he's old. >> i'm 63. i don't even buy ripe bananas. >> reporter: at one point or another, we all lose track of at least some of the people who made us who we are. but steve and joe prove it's never too late to reconnect. >> i mean, if there's one person that you'd like to talk to, go back and talk to them. if they're not around, you'll regret it. >> reporter: bet your bottom dollar. >> to 40 years. >> 40 years. >> reporter: steve hartman, "on the road," on west palm beach, florida. >> brown: the definition of true friendship. that's the cbs evening news for
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