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all: cbs cares! a new poll out today shows donald trump with a huge lead, leading into next week's new york primary. with more support than john kasich and ted cruz combined. and while trump is still the front-runner nationally, he is in danger of being out-maneuvered in the battle for delegates. here's major garrett. >> donald has been yelling. and screaming. >> reporter: campaigning in irvine, california, ted cruz openly mocked donald trump's complaints about the gop nominating process. >> and the latest thing he seized upon is when people vote against him they're stealing the election. >> reporter: more than a year ago cruz's campaign built state-by-state organizations to fight for delegate support the a
ground game now paying off. if this summer's convention goes to a second ballot, cruz could pick up delegate support in georgia, louisiana, massachusetts, and south carolina. even though trump won the popular vote in those primaries. cruz claimed all 34 colorado delegates this weekend at the state republican convention. >> we have got a corrupt system. it's not right. we're supposed to be a democracy. >> trump compared his plight to bernie sanders even though sanders is trailing hillary clinton and trump remains the gop front-runner. >> they say he has no chance. why doesn't he have a chance? because the system is corrupt. it's worse on the republican side. >> reporter: voters we spoke with were divided. cruz supporters, sherri galvin. >> this is how we do things. there is a process we need to follow or we would have anarchy.
>> reporter: trump supporter, steve vazci is wary of establishment meddling. the vote should count. the people of the united states should dictate who is going to be the nominee by the popular vote. >> reporter: trump advisers concede delegate rules have been known for months complaining about it now could hurt trump's image. scott, another mix-up. trump's children, eric and ivanka did not register in time to vote in next week's new york primary. >> major garrett. covering the campaign for us. thank you. we have a cbs news investigation of a danger on america's highways. the bus or truck driver in the next lane could be suffering from a medical condition that should keep him off the road. some drivers have found a simple detour around the safety regulations. here is correspondent kris van cleave. >> i started yelling at the driver. but i didn't get a response.
the bus started to tumble. ruthy allen was one of 35 passengers injured when the greyhound bus drove off an ohio interstate. >> i looked down and i saw the -- the bone in my thigh through my clothing. >> reporter: driver dewayne garrett told police he blacked out. what he didn't tell investigators he had been told to get a sleep apnea test by department of transportation medical examiner. untreated it leads to fatigue and disqualifies him from driving a bus. garrett never did get the test until a court order it. in another case, curtis wood's bus collided with the pickup killing the driver. woods later admitted he did not disclose his sleep apnea and stopped using the machine to treat it. commercial drivers medical eligibility is determined by filling out a questionnaire used as basis for a physical. an exam done by a d.o.t. certified medical professional in some cases that could be a chiropractor. in our investigation found
multiple cases where drivers left off dangerous conditions from that government medical form. investigators only discovered truck driver daniel scott had alcoholic hepatitis and deteriorating vision after an accident prompted a review of his medical records. neither condition had been properly disclosed on his dot form. self reporting is a difficult proposition because it depend upon the person being truthful. rose mcmurray the former chief safety officer at federal motor carrier safety administration or fmcsa. >> i think that the government is trying very hard to improve their system by having these medical examiners do a better job. they're considering now whether sleep disorder testing should also be included in the, in the medical exam. >> the trucking industry is suffering from a skyrocketing shortage of drivers. and as that number grows, so has the number of medical exemptions given. fmcsa granted nearly 2,400 exemptions for drivers with seizures, and conditions that
would disqualify someone from driving. >> how often do you see a driver cause an accident? >> all the time. >> founder of truck accident attorneys roundtable. >> for the trucking come pans they want to look the other way even when they know a lot of the truckers really should not be behind the wheel because they're too dangerous for everybody else on the road. but they need to put drivers behind the wheel. so they can get paid. >> reporter: two years after the accident in that ohio cornfield, allen is still dealing with devastating injuries. >> you are allowing this person who could possibly kill people, drive a ---a weapon on the highway. and it any just not right. fmcsa would not talk to us on camera. despite overhauling the cyst temperature to combat fraud, the government acknowledges it relies on drivers to self report dangerous conditions.
we tacked to 24 states. only four collect medical data when there is an accident. >> kris van cleave with our investigative report tonight. thank you. a fender-bender may have led to road rage and the murder of a super bowl champion. and goldman sachs gets a tax writeoff after paying a huge settlement for misleading investors. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. ♪ i don't think that's how they're made. klondike hooks up with tasty flavors... the best ice cream bars ever conceived. take one of those pillows they smell really fresh. what if we told you we washed these sheets 7 days ago. really no way downy? downy fabric conditioner. give us a week, and we'll change your bed forever. want more freshness? add new downy fresh protect. sir, this alien life form at an alarming rate. growing fast, you say?
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a former defensive captain of the new orleans saints who helped them win the super bowl in 2009 was shot and killed over the weekend. was it road rage? or something else? manuel bojorquez is in new orleans. >> reporter: will smith's life ended just blocks from the stadium where he became a fan favorite. cell phone video from the shooting scene captured a woman wailing after being shot. >> i need an ambulance. my leg has been shot. >> reporter: police searching
for witnesses. >> i need people who saw things. >> and cardell hays in handcuffs. michael ferrell was walking his dog nearby. >> reporter: officers say hayes opened fire killing smith with two gunshots and shooting wife racquel in the leg. autopsy showed smith was shot in the side and back. >> information indicates mr. smith walked away and was returning to his car when fired upon. >> reporter: before the shooting, smith was at dinner with friends which included william ceravolo, named in the lawsuit brought by hays, police say at this point, there does not appear to be a connection between the two incidents. hayes attorney suggested his client acted in self defense. scott, this memorial to will smith continues to grow tonight. >> manuel, thanks. a top wall street bank admits it misled investors.
goldman is the last of the big banks to settle with the government. and dean reynolds has more on this. news of the $5 billion settlement thrust goldman sachs into the glare of the public spotlight and cross hairs of the presidential campaign. >> they're a fraudulent organization. >> the wall street firms engaged in greed, massive greed. >> reporter: in february, morgan stanley settled for $3.2 billion. wells fargo agreed to pay $1.2 billion. j.p. morgan chase, $13 billion three years ago. and bank of america coughed up a whopping $16.6 billion in 2014. goldman admitted that in bundling mortgages from subprime loan specialists like countrywide finacial and selling them to investors as bonds it largely failed to address financial problems it knew about. in one period during august 2006, goldman found what it called an unusually high percentage of loans with credit
and compliance defects. when one transaction manager was asked by goldman officials how do we know that we caught everything? he answered, we don't. another responded, depend on what you mean by everything. and when an outside analyst wrote a positive review of countrywide, the head of due diligence at goldman wrote in an e-mail, if they only knew. this was a civil case, so no one is going to jail. that's likely to add to the anger. according to robert weissman of public citizen an advocacy group. >> millions of people were thrown out of jobs. millions of people lost their homes. communities were destroyed. all because of their wrongdoing. yet they're escaping any criminal accountability it seems. >> reporter: while a $5 billion civil penalty is a lot of money. approximately half is tax deductible. goldman sachs will be getting a tax break that could shave $1 billion off the money it just agreed to pay. dean reynolds reporting to night. dean, thank you. coming up next, the story that really got chip reid's goat.
finally tonight. from time to time everyone needs a hug. especially little kids. here's chip reid. >> reporter: at the goat cheese farm in southern virginia this is the time of year when baby goats run wild. and the handful of employees are run ragged. about 100 goats were born here in less than two weeks. >> it is a lot of work and very little sleep. but it is worth it. >> reporter: desperate for help, owner gail hobbs-page advertised for volunteer baby goat cuddlers. she wasn't expecting much. you put it on facebook. >> and the thing took off. >> reporter: went viral as they say? >> see, i didn't know what that meant.
>> reporter: so far, they have had over 2,000 responses. from all ages. what did you really come here for, you or your kids? >> my kids of course. >> reporter: one of ashley's daughters found a match made in goat heaven. what is your goat's name? >> stella. >> reporter: what is your name? >> stella. oh, that is special. >> reporter: let's go, girls. >> reporter: hobbs-page has to carry for 130 mama goats including their daily walk. >> reporter: about to give birth? >> probably go today. >> reporter: how many? >> she is looking like she has three. this is the year of the triplets. >> reporter: volunteers are calling from as far away as california and australia. >> reporter: are you surprised by the response? >> yes. and a little, a little, we're dazzled and sometimes datesed by it. dazzled and some times datesed >> reporter: she says there is a purpose to cuddling baby goats. >> when they become milkers for the cheese operation, then they're easier to handle. if you just, you know, if we didn't do this, on some level,
you couldn't get your hand on them. they would just run away. >> reporter: but she has also learned something else. >> reporter: i'm not quite sure they need cuddling as much as the people need to cuddle. >> reporter: that goes for her employees too. >> i'm on break. >> reporter: chip reid, cbs news, esmont, virginia. that's the "cbs overnight news" for tuesday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley.
welcome to the "overnight news" i'm jericka duncan. the race for the white house has become the battle for new york. the empire state holds its primary a week from today with a boat load of delegates at stake. for the democrats it is 247 delegates. delegates. that's got hillary clinton and bernie sanders attacking each other on everything from gun control to fracking. nancy cordes reports. >> reporter: senator sanders wracked up a victory this weekend hoping it will send a signal to new yorkers who vote a week from tomorrow that he is a winner. to his campaign's frustration all that winning hasn't gotten him much closer to the nomination. >> news bulletin, we won wyoming. >> reporter: the sanders' streak has been hard to miss.
even "saturday night live" picked up on it. >> who can remember how many states i lost in a row is? it two, three? >> hey, mrs. clinton i am here to fix seven holes in your wall. >> reporter: most of those seven states though like hawaii, alaska and idaho have been too small to make up for clinton's big victories early on. political scientist larry sabado says the only thing that would tie things up is a series of historic wins. hillary clinton would have to collapse. bernie sanders would have to beat her by massive landslide majorities. >> reporter: sanders can keep the heat on clinton in new york. he hit some of his childhood haunts this weekend reminding voters who lived there first. >> remember this is secretary clinton's adopted home state. [ applause ] it's not a crime. i just made that point. you know? >> the sooner i can become the nominee, i can turn and unify
the democratic party, like i did with president obama back in 2008. >> reporter: even clinton's aides acknowledge the race will be close in the state clinton represented for eight years. >> it is extraordinary that somone with hillary clinton's political background and experience hasn't been able to quickly dispatch a 74-year-old socialist. hillary clinton can be very grateful that the republican nominee may well be either donald trump or ted cruz. >> part of the challenge for clinton is that democratic primary voters often gravitate toward the more liberal candidate. same thing in 2008. clinton is working to counter act that in new york with a new ad that highlights trump's recent abortion comments and argues she would be tougher on trump in a general election. >> for the republicans, donald trump leads ted cruz in the
delegate hunt and polls. cruz continues to win delegates even in the states he loses. that's got trump calling the whole process crooked. major garrett reports. >> reporter: donald trump's campaign compared cruz's delegate acquisition tactics to the gestapo. frustrated cruz racked up delegate gains in states where trump won primaries. >> this is a -- this is a crooked system. >> donald trump told -- >> it's not right. we are supposed to be a democracy. we should have within it a long time ago. you know we keep losing where we are winning. >> reporter: a reference to louisiana. south carolina, missouri and tennessee. primary states trump won but is in danger of losing delegates to cruz at state conventions. in colorado, a state that did not hold a primary. all 34 delegates at the state convention went to cruz, prompting trump on twitter to describe great anger among
voters denied a voice. trump's convention manager, paul manaford described cruz's efforts this way. >> you go to county conventions and see gestapo tactics we will file protests because reality they're not playing by the rules. >> reporter: fund-raising in las vegas this weekend, cruz predicted trump would limp into the contested convention, fame to win on the first ballot and be sent packing. >> i believe the first ballot will be the highest vote total donald trump receives. on a subsequent ballot well are going to win the nomination and earn a majority. cruz's campaign dismissed the gestapo tactic accusations a sign that trump's team hasn't figured out this is trench warfare for delegates. trump better read the rule book and find a shovel. >> unless donald trump can win big in new york and the upcoming states, there is a very real chance that the gop will pick its presidential nominee at a contested convention. here with a look at how that might play out is juliana
goldman. >> reporter: voters have spoken. in republican politics it its party leaders who decide the delegates that pick the nominee. every state is different which makes the process especially confusing. essentially when you boil it down. getting delegates requires full court press, ground game, political courting and when it comes to the fight donald trump found himself with one hand tied behind his back. >> donald trump right here! >> in colorado this weekend. >> ditch the zero. come in with a hero. >> gabrielle schwartz was hoping he would be picked as a national delegate for trump. ted cruz has been playing the delegate game for months. trump hasn't and put schwartz on the defensive. >> he gave up on the state didn't he? >> i am not working for the campaign. >> reporter: cruz swept colorado taking its 34 delegates.
>> i want to thank everyone who is here running. >> scenes will play out over the next two months. campaigns scramble to send their loyalisted to cleveland this summer. >> let me tell you who the party bosses are. >> charlie black is a republican campaign veteran, leading kasich's delegate hunting team. he work ford ronald reagan during the last contested convention in 1976. the california governor clinched the popular vote. but sitting president, gerald ford, won the majority of delegates. a process that played out on the convention floor. >> it's been ate touch and go battle. ronald reagan put up quite a fight. >> it could happen this year. here's how. once the national delegates are chosen, each campaign will let loose delegate hunters. many detectives tasked with wooing delegates. >> they're trying to find out what the motivations are of all 2,200 delegates. >> rick davis worked for
reagan's 1984 convention. >> it is a horse trade. if you are not in the trade you are going to get stolen. >> reporter: that time is in cleveland. most delegates are bound for the first vote. if no candidate gets the majority. most of the delegates become free agents for the second vote. or until they hit that magic 1237 number. is that when all hell breaks loose? >> yeah, i think all hell brakz that's when the work that has been done paid off. >> reporter: bring on the wheeling and dealing. >> there will be a lot of ambassadorships given out on the floor of that convention. >> does it raise any corruption questions? >> sure, you are not supposed to promise a job for a vote. >> reporter: promise can't have a monetary value. but they can be priceless. in 1976, black says delegates were offered rides on air force one. invitations to state dinners. >> suppose somebody could get invited to fly on trump air. but i don't think that's enough
president obama traveled to saudi arabia in two weeks for summit of persian gulf leaders. the saudis are angry about the u.s. outreach to iran. but they may soon have another issue to contend with. a classified document that may link saudi officials to the 9/11 attacks. it is known as the 2 pages. a secret section of the report on the terror strikes. the saudi embassy in washington calls a "60 minutes" report on 28 pages comb pi -- compilation of erroneous pages. >> i find it hard to believe, people who had never been in the united states didn't have a high school education could have carried out such a complicated task without some support from within the united states. >> reporter: and you believe the
28 pages are crucial to this? >> i think they are a key part. >> former u.s. senator bob graham has been trying to get the 28 pages released since the day they were classified back in 2003. when he played a major role in the first government investigation into 9/11. >> i remain deeply disturbed by the amount of material that has been censored from this report. >> reporter: at the time graham was chairman of the senate select committee on intelligence. >> i call the joint committee to order. >> reporter: co-chair of the joint congressional inquiry into intelligence failures surrounding the attacks. the joint inquiry reviewed half a million documents. interviewed hundreds of witnesses and pre deuced an 838 page report minus the final chapter which was blanked out,
excised by the bush administration for reasons of national security. >> this is your office? bob graham won't discuss the classified information in the 2 pages. he will say only that they outline a network of people that he believes supported the hijackers while they were in the u.s. you believe that support came from saudi arabia? >> substantially. >> when you say the saudis you mean the government, rich people in the country? charities? >> all of the above. >> reporter: graham and others believe the saudi role has been soft pedalled to protect a delegate relationship with a complicated kingdom where the rulers, royalty, riches -- and religion are all deeply intertwined in its institutions. >> committee will be in order. >> reporter: graham's pub co-chairman, porter goss, and later the direct or of the cia also felt strongly an uncensored version of the 2 pages should be included in the final report.
the two men made their case to the fbi and it its then director, robert mueller in a face to face meeting. >> they pushed back hard on the 28 pages. they said "no, that cannot be unclassified at this time." >> reporter: did you happen to ask the fbi director why it was classified? >> we did in a general way. the answer was, because we said so. and it needs to be classified. >> reporter: goss says he knew of no reason then and noes of no reason now why the pages need to be classified. they're locked away under the capitol in guarded vaults called sensitive compartmented information facilities or scifs in government jargon. this is as close as we can get. highly restricted area where members of congress with proper clearances can read the do documents under close supervision. no note taking allowed.
>> it has the to go all up here. tim roemer, former congressman and u.s. ambassador to india read the 28 pages multiple times. first as member of the joint inquiry. later as a member of the blue ribbon 9/11 commission which picked up where congress' investigation left off. how hard is it to actually read the 28 pages? >> very hard. tough documents to get your eyes on. >> roemer and others who have read the 28 pages describe them as a working draft, similar to a grand jury or police report which includes provocative evidence, some verified, some not. they lay possibility of official saudi assistance for two hijackers who settled in southern california. that information from the 28 pages was turned over to the 9/11 commission for further investigation. some of the questions raised were answered in the commission's final report. others were not.
is there information in the 28 pages if they were declassified would surprise people? >> sure you are going to be surprised by it. and you are going to be surprised by some of the answers that are sitting there today, in the 9/11 commission report. about what happened in san diego. and what happened in los angeles. what was the saudi involvement? >> reporter: much of that surprising information is buried in footnotes and the appendix of the 9/11 report. part of the official public record. most of it unknown to the general public. these are some but not all of the facts. in january of 2000, the first of the hijackers landed in los angeles after attending a summit in malaysia. two saudi nationals arrived with extremely limited language skills and no experience with western culture. yet through an incredible series of circumstances, they managed to get everything they needed from housing to flight lessons.
>> l.a. san diego. that's really, you know the hornets nest. that's really the one that i continue to think about. almost on a daily basis. >> during their first days in l.a. witnesses placed the hijackers at the mosque in the company of a diplomat at the saudi consulate known to hold extremist views. later, 9/11 investigators would find him deceptive and suspicious and in 12003, he would be denied re-entry to the united states for having suspected ties to terrorist activity. >> this is a very interesting person. in the whole 9/11 episode of, who might have helped whom in los angeles and san diego, with two terrorists who didn't know their way around. >> home records show he was in regular contact with this man. a mysterious saudi who became the hijackers biggest benefactor. he was a ghost employee with a no show job, and saudi aviation contractor outside of los
angeles. >> you believe he was a saudi agent? >> yes. >> what made you believe that? >> even before 9/11. listed in files. >> on the morning of february 1, 2000, he went to the office of the saudi consulate where he worked. he then proceeded to have lunch at a middle eastern restaurant on venice, boulevard. where he later claimed he happened to make the appearance of two future hijackers. >> they magically run into her in a restaurant. and she claims is a coincidence. in one of the biggest cities in the united states. >> decides to befriend them? >> not only befriend them. but help them move to san diego. get residency. >> reporter: in san diego, he fond them a place to live in his
apartment complex. advanced the security deposit. cosigned the lease. even threw them a party and introduced them to other muslims who would help the hijackers obtain government ids and enroll in flight schools. no evidence that neither knew what the future hijackers were up to. it is possible that they were just trying to help fellow muslims. but the very day that he welcomed the hijackers to san diego, there were four calls between his cell phone and the imam at san diego mosque. america cannot and kill not win. >> the american born. infamous a decade later. in january 2001, a year after becoming the hijackers spiritual adviser, he left san diego for falls church, virginia. months later, the five hijackers would join him there. >> those are a lot of
coincidences. that's a lot of smoke. its that enough to make you squirm and uncomfortable and dig harder? and declassify the 28 pages. absolutely. >> reporter: perhaps no one is more interested in reading the 28 pages than attorneys jim crimeler and sean carter who represent family members of the 911 victim thousands. its institutions provided money to al qaeda knowing it was waging war against the united states. >> what we are doing in court is, is developing the story that has to come out. but it has been difficult for us. because for many years we weren't getting the kind of openness and cooperation that, that we think our government owes to the american people particularly the families of people who are murder. you can see the full report on our website. cbsnews.com. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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massachusetts hand delivered some acceptance letters. >> oh, my god. wow. >> reporter: the unconventional house calls are a rewrite of college admissions at campuses across the country. including at this college in baltimore. >> my name is amuna sermon from memphis, tennessee. >> in her hand shot video, she told admissions staff of her love of drawing and writing and why she thought she would fit in. >> it was very different. it really called out to me. a way to show who i am. >> reporter: chris wild and nina kusnunas are on the admissions committee, this year, enrolled first students allowed to apply by video. goucher hopefuls need to send in a two minute video and two works from high school one graded. in tradition bound world of
college admissions it is a radical idea. >> we have taken away traditional means we haven't gotten rid of the element those are trying to uncover. we watched admissions videos with them to find out what stand out. >> today -- >> it was 120 seconds. yet you feel as though you sort of know her. >> what i see on the screen. i would want to have the student in the classroom. >> others are marching to a different beat. tcu, moorehouse and tulane using zeemee, students create a pre file for admissions officers. in his book, "the new york times" columnist, frank bruni, delivers a message to high school seniors. >> the competition you are in was rigged. >> he blames, scholarships for children of alumni, some athletes and similar types of admissions. awe their looking of who will be of greatest use to the school in terms of present and future donations. speaks of tests, applicants who apply by video no longer have to submit sat or act scores or even
if you are in the market for a new career, how about chewing gum remover? a growing industry. here's susan spencer. >> how is the detergent. >> reporter: anthony mule goes to work knowing he will face sticky situations. you are on a mission? >> we are on a mission to clean up the country. one piece of gum at a time. >> reporter: he is a seriously professional gum remover. little boys dream of being astronauts or policemen or firemen, did you dream of this? >> actually, no. i absolutely did not dream of gum. but somehow i stepped in it. >> reporter: no chance of running out of work. americans chew their way through
$3 billion of gum every year. and when they're done. >> people just spit it out wherever and whenever it loses its flavor. i have seen gum stuck on walls, on the floor of the bar, or under the stool. mostly on city sidewalks. all those little black spots you see on the floor. >> reporter: you are going to make me very aware of this. i am now going to be obsessed. seeing gum everywhere. >> yes. >> reporter: whe you see it, who are you going to call? gum busters, of course. mule is the ceo. >> this is the brand new battery operated gum removal machine. the world's first. >> i want one of these for christmas. >> reporter: he showed us what gum busting is all about. the special magic produced with a high powered combination of steam, detergent, and a wicked brush. >> that gum its busted. >> great. where does it go? >> it vaporized. he says he can vaporize up to
1,200 pieces of gum an hour. >> reporter: sort of like trying off to empty the atlantic with a teaspoon, you know? >> i agree. >> reporter: you don't get demoralized. >> i've don't. i love it. >> reporter: remarkably he says he also loves gum. >> i'm actually chewing gum now. >> i know. what are you going to do with it when you are done? >> dispose of it responsibly. >> reporter: wrap it up. >> save the wrapper, in your pock effort. pocketbook. save if the until you are done. >> reporter: you have a lot of faith in people. and a lot of pride in satisfying work he clearly enjoys. do you consider this an odd job? >> it is. quite unique. it's odd and a dirty job. >> reporter: but somebody has to do it.
it's tuesday, april 12th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." a raging hailstorm rained down on texas with the same system slamming parts of arkansas. this morning the south is bracing for more wild weather. primary problems. new york heads to the polls one week from today, but not donald trump's own children. why eric and ivanka won't vote for dad next tuesday. new zika fears. u.s. health officials say the virus is scarier than they thought and could cause premature birth and blindness in babies.