tv CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley CBS May 3, 2016 6:30pm-7:01pm EDT
>> pelley: on primary day, cruz missiles aimed at trump. >> this man is a pathological liar. donald is terrified by strong women. the man is utterly amoral. his morality does not exist. >> pelley: also tonight, a study finds medical errors are now the third leading cause of death. >> we're talking about things that happen that shouldn't happen in a sound health care system. >> pelley: a jury finds a cancer death is will iked to talcum powder. and did a dead king bless soccer's fairy tale season? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: well, the polls close in about 30 minutes in indiana with a pivotal primary
vote tonight. first votes are right now being counted. today ted cruz let loose on the republican front-runner donald trump. the most recent poll gave trump a 15-point lead in indiana. major garrett now on ted cruz in attack mode. >> i tell you what i really the think of donald. this man is a pathological liar. he doesn't know the difference between truth and lies. if you hooked him up to a lie detector test, he could say one thing in the morning, one thing at noon and one thing in the evening, all contradictory and he'd pass the lie detector test each time. >> reporter: ted cruz on the verge of losing a primary crucial to his hope of stopping donald trump's. no nation described the front-runner as a menace to the presidency. >> if this man were to become president, think about the next five years, the boasting, the pathological lying, the picking up the "national enquirer" and
accusing people of killing j.f.k. >> reporter: that's a reference to a completely unproven accusation first made in the "national enquirer" that cruz's father rafael was seen in a picture next to lee harvey oswald, an assertion the cruz campaign flatly denies. >> i guess i should go ahead and admit, yes, my dad killed j.f.k., he's secretly elvis and jimmy hoffa is buried in his backyard. >> reporter: cruz, who once spoke warmly of trump -- >> i want the thank my friend donald trump. >> reporter: -- called him a "serial philanderer." >> i want you to think about your teenage kids, the president of the united states talking about how great it is to commit adultery, talks about his battle with venereal disease as his own personal vietnam. that's a quote from howard stern. >> reporter: trump said, cruz is a desperate candidate trying the save his campaign. ted cruz does not have the
temperament to be president of the united states. cruz's biggest food and drug administration administration may be his indiana strategy is unraveling. scott, not only is trump poised to win handily tonight, with that victory he may accumulate more votes in all the primary contests this year than mitt romney did in all the nominating contests of 2012 and there are still nine primaries to go. >> pelley: major garrett in manhattan. major, thank you. well, hillary clinton has about 91% of all the delegates that she needs, so even a loss tonight wouldn't change her path to the nomination. nancy cordes is with the democrats. >> to put it plainly, i missmoke. >> reporter: clinton spent election day not in indiana, but in appalachia, consuming a bakery's worth of humble pie over this slip-up from march. >> we're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business. >> reporter: her apology tour has taken her to west virginia, kentucky and southern ohio. >> those people out there, they
don't like you. >> reporter: she's been confronted nearly everywhere by protesters, including coal executive don blankenship, who goes to prison next week for safety violations that contributed to the deaths of 29 miners in 2010. >> well, if donald trump wants the support of someone like, that he can have it. >> reporter: sanders, meantime, has been barnstorming indiana, and the clinton camp says he could very well win. >> thank you. >> reporter: it's an open primary, which means independents can vote, and his tough stance on trade has played well in other rust belt states like michigan. >> secretary clinton, as you know, has supported virtually every one of these disastrous trade agreements. >> reporter: sanders sank nearly $2 million into tv ads in indiana. clinton conserving cash for the general election spent virtually none. he's also spending more time than money in west virginia and kentucky, which vote later this month. >> there are people in this
region, i met with some of them yesterday, who find it hard thinking about voting for any democrat or voting for me particularly. >> reporter: she said she'll keep trying to convince them anyway. clinton was asked today how she expects to do in indiana tonight, and tellingly, she said she was more focused on the general election. the reality is, scott, she can afford to lose a few delegates to sanders, who is trailing by about 800 of them. >> pelley: nancy cordes in the washington newsroom. nance, thank you. joining us now is john dickerson, our cbs news director and the anchor of "face the nation." john, what did you make of ted cruz today? >> the clock is running out for ted cruz. indiana was favorable for him. it was a state he had to win. the voting population there is more conservative than they were in last week's northeastern states, and he had the endorsement of the republican governor. and if he doesn't win, that not only will allow trump to amass more of those delegates toward accumulating that 1,237 majority he needs, but it really weakens
cruz's case in the future contests, and if this race goes to an open convention, losses like this make it even harder for cruz to argue that the g.o.p. should deny donald trump, who will rack up a lot more votes tonight and a lot more delegates. >> pelley: an open convention seems less and less likely now. what are you looking for from the democrats in indiana tonight? >> it's all about what bernie sanders does. first he has to win really big, as nancy mentioned, to shrink hillary clinton's pledged delegate lead, and because his campaign now release on convincing superdelegates basically, he has to find some way the use tonight to make an argument, to somehow start making the case to those superdelegates that would be so compelling that a large number, who have already pledged to hillary clinton, will somehow abandon her. so for bernie sanders, it's not -- because he's so far behind, he not only has to win, he has to make big strides. >> pelley: john dickerson, we'll watch you sunday on "face the nation." thanks so much. we have some insights now into this unusual election from bob
schieffer, who has covered 13 presidential campaigns. >> reporter: pardon the pun, but if all goes as expected, donald trump will cruz to victory in indiana and wrap up the republican nomination next month in california. so here's where we are: we remember campaigns for the words they add to our culture, tippecanoe, "happy days are here again," "i like ike," but the phrase i hear these days is, "have you ever?" who would have thought a guy could appeal to the working class by flying around in a private jet, bragging about how rich he was. or when asked why she took $600,000 for making a speech to bankers, a candidate would answer, "it's what they offered." or a candidate could raise $115 million only to discover it had no impact on his campaign. or a female candidate would list as a qualification that she had
"considerable experience with men who went off the reservation." or the leading candidate in both parties would turn out to be people that polls show a majority of americans don't like. and then there's my favorite, that a party insider could call a candidate "lucifer in the flesh" and manage to offend devil worshipers. you can look it up. i keep hearing this campaign may be the worst ever, an all-time low, scott. i don't know about that, but i know this: we're at the deep end of the pool. >> pelley: bob schieffer, dean of american political reporters. thank you, bob. there is continuing coverage of the indiana primary on our digital network cbsn, and it's available on all devices at cbsnews.com. today a navy seal was killed in combat against isis in iraq. the fight was north of mosul, a city of more than 500,000 people controlled by the terrorist army.
david martin is at the pentagon. >> reporter: the attack recorded and immediately distributed by isis for propaganda took place near a small village 20 miles north of the iraqi city of mosul. it was a sudden outburst of fighting along a front that has been relatively peaceful. it began early this morning when three suicide truck bombs rammed into a checkpoint manned by the kurdish peshmerga, followed by bulldozers to clear away debris and open a path to the rear for two more truck bombs. there two or three miles behind the front line, a small team of american advisers was meeting with peshmerga commanders, paying a routine visit to make sure they were getting the supplies and equipment they needed. whether isis knew the americans were there is not clear. air strikes destroyed the two truck bombs before they could reach the rear. in video shot from the peshmerga line, you can see a jet streak by overhead. and in the distance here, one of
the explosions. it would take a total of 23 air strikes to finally break the isis charge. but not before they got close enough to open fire with their rifles on the american advisers. one of them, a navy seal, was shot and killed. the third american serviceman to die in combat with isis. all told, there are about 5,000 american military personnel in iraq doing everything from training the iraqi army to conducting commando raids. only a small portion of them, just over 100, are advisers working with local forces in the field. defense officials say it's not unusual if for advisers to be within a couple miles of the front line, so this was just another day in the life of an american adviser, until it turned deadly. scott? >> pelley: and the name of the seal is still being withheld. david martin at the pentagon. david, thank you. in syria, the siege of aleppo is becoming mass murder.
the syrian dictator's forces are encircling the city, which is partly held by rebels who rose up five years ago. well, today rockets fired by those rebels hit a hospital. three women were killed, among 20 who died in aleppo today. the city was once syria's commercial capital. last week a missile fired by the dictatorship killed 50 people in another hospital. in an important study tonight, it has been reported that medical errors are now the third largest cause of death behind heart disease and cancer. dr. jon lapook has been looking into this. >> reporter: dr. martin makary of john hopkins school of medicine co-authored today's analysis on medical errors. >> we're talking about patients dying from the care they receive rather than the disease or injury for which they seek care. we're talking about things that happen that shouldn't happen in
a sound health care system. >> reporter: medical errors include mistakes in diagnosis, inadequate discharge instructions and preventable complications such as infections picked up in the hospital. >> patients don't just die from heart attacks and bacteria. they can also die from communication breakdown and medication errors. system-level problems are almost ubiquitous in health care. >> pelley: john, what is a patient supposed to do to defend themselves? >> reporter: well, patients can only do so much. you can ask questions, what are the risks, what are the benefits? i tell my patients, if you're in the hospital, try to have family member and friend in the room, but ultimately this is the responsibility of hospitals and medical centers to shine a light on the problem. and for a long time that light has simply been too dim. but i have to say, in recent years there's been a huge effort to look at this more closely, to turn it into a science and say, what are the systematic problems. it may be several things working in concert, identify them and fix the problem. >> pelley: when in doubt, ask
lots of questions. dr. jon lapook, doctor, thank you. welsh teachers say they'll be back in detroit tomorrow. they called out sick for a second day today, concerned they wouldn't be paid this summer. today michigan lawmakers put up $500 million to reorganize the school district, which is considered the worst in the nation. there's another big cancer verdict over talcum powder. and how did tiny leicester knock off soccer's big guns when the "cbs evening news" continues.
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defended the company's use of talc. "we are confident in our position that there is no causal association between talc and ovarian cancer." >> reporter: the american cancer society says results of studies on a possible link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer have been mixed. some reported a slightly increased risk, others no increase. but dr. daniel cramer of brigham and women's in boston, an expert who testified for the plaintiffs in both case, says the risks are clear to him. >> my advice has always been not to use talc on a regular basis in the genital area. i haven't changed that opinion for 30 years. >> reporter: as for the woman who won the $55 million, he ovarian cancer is now in remission. she and her attorneys want johnson & johnson to put warnings on their products, but scott, the company maintains the science doesn't support a need for any warnings. >> pelley: anna werner, thanks very much.
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philippa soo, who plays hamilton's wife, was nominated for lead actress. up for featured actor are daveed diggs, who plays thomas jefferson, jonathan groff as king george iii, and christopher jackson as george washington. the tonys will be handed out june 12th on cbs. well, today at the real white house, president obama honored a former teenage mother as the national teacher of the year. jahana hayes says she wants her high school students in waterbury, connecticut, to know that there are no dead ends. in a moment, mark phillips unearthed the secret behind soccer's 5,000-1 champions.
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>> pelley: well, there's no stopping the party in leicester, england, where the soccer team pulled off the biggest surprise in all of sports by winning the premier league championship. it's a cinderella story, and for once the clock never struck midnight. mark phillips is there. [cheering] >> reporter: this was fantasy league football where the fantasy came true. the players of leicester city soccer club had been watching their closest rivals faulter in a must-win game on tv. they started their champions dance then... they were still dancing today, and the town was singing their praises. the boys have become a worst-to-first story with overlays of david and goliath, a
team made up of other team's rejects and late bloomers. their entire roster cost less than what big-name teams spend for a single player. they were so bad last year they were sitting dead last in the standings. >> but this is a very different leicester side. >> reporter: but then something strange and maybe something mysterious happened. remember king richard iii, whose long lost remains were discovered under a parking lot in the middle of leicester? remember how he was reburied with honors in leicester's cathedral? richard may have died centuries before soccer was invented, but leicester's winter of discontent ended there and then. the team immediately went on a 7-9 win streak and haven't looked back since. and darryl and kevin brown think they know why. >> we have a king, and the king's just made it happen for us, hasn't he? >> to be honest, our king is real. >> reporter: and a leicester fan, it would seem. >> indeed he was. >> reporter: here's another
fan who may have helped, buddhist monks in thailand, where the team's owner is from, have been praying for wins. the buddha, too, it seems is a leicester city fan. and why not? in a modern world where sports is about big business and the highest bidder, a little team of no hopers from a little town that few have heard of has beaten the big boys, not a bad time to be from leicester says sociologist and fan john williams. >> remember leicester. >> remember leicester. it will stand for something, won't it? doing the leicester. >> reporter: everybody's doing the leicester now. ♪ nobody will believe us but we have won the league ♪ >> reporter: mark phillips, cbs news, leicester. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs capt
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