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>> dubois: shot to death. a black man is killed by baton rouge police, and the justice department opens a civil rights investigation. >> as a mother, i have now been forced to raise a son who is going to remember what happened to his father. >> dubois: also tonight, hillary clinton tries to change the subject to donald trump. >> what he did for his businesses and his workers is nothing to brag about. >> dubois: but the g.o.p. turns her f.b.i. scolding into an ad, branding her a liar. the death of a navy seal candidate during training is ruled a homicide. a massive recall of hoverboards. >> the wheels locked up, and
next thing i know, i was airborne. >> dubois: and an arc in a park leaves a flood of visitors -- >> i swear it's the bible. i absolutely believe that. >> dubois: -- and criticism. >> it's clearly a religious point of view that says science is false. >> this is the "cbs evening news" captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> dubois: good evening. scott is off tonight. i'm maurice dubois. the federal government is moving with unusual speed in the death of alton sterling. the justice department opened a civil rights investigation just a day after he was shot by the police in baton rouge, louisiana. the shooting was captured on video, and we caution you, it is graphic. david begnaud is in baton rouge. [bleeped]. >> reporter: cell phone video shows a 37-year-old baton rouge police officer taking alton sterling down to the ground.
a second video, just released, offers a much closer look. here an officer is straddled over sterling, while a second officer appears to be kneeling at sterling's arm with his gun pointed at sterling's chest. abdullah muflahi recorded that video. he owns the convenience store where the shooting happened. >> [inaudible]. >>. >> reporter: you heard him saying, "what did i do wrong?" >> yeah. >> reporter: then, while on his back, sterling is shot. [gunfire] muflahi says for more than a year sterling sold c.d.s outside his store. he says at the time of the shooting, sterling did have a gun. baton rouge police have identified the officers involved as blain salamoni and howie lake ii. both were responding to a 911 call made near the store. >> shots fired, shots fired. >> shots fired. >> the officer is okay.
>> reporter: within 16 hours of his death, protesters were rallying at the scene of the shooting. baton rouge's police chief. >> we want to know the triew.d we want to get to the bottom of it. as chief, i am accountable. >> reporter: within 24 hours of the shooting, in a rare move, louisiana's governor personally asked the u.s. justice department to take over the investigation. >> we've all learned lessons from what was done elsewhere in the country over the last several years, and we're trying to be as proactive as possible. we don't want to be reactive. >> reporter: this morning, quinyetta mcmillan, the mother of alton sterling's son wept. >> as a mother, i am now forced to raise a son who is going to remember what happened to his father. i for one will not rest or not
allow him to be swept in the dirt. >> reporter: alton sterling did have a criminal history, which included illegal possession of a firearm. we tried to reach those two officers who were involved in the shooting but were unsuccessful. tonight both of them are on prayed administrative leave. maurice, here at the scene of the shooting, there is about to be a vigil, and for a second night in a row, you can see people are already protesting, but i have to tell you, all day the protests have been very peaceful. >> dubois: david begnaud in baton rouge tonight. today attorney general loretta lynch declared the criminal investigation of hillary clinton in the e-mail scandal closed. clinton will not be charged. the candidate took her campaign today to atlantic city where donald trump once bet heavily on casinos. here's chip reid. >> people get hurt and donald gets paid. >> reporter: on the atlantic city boardwalk in front of the shuttered trump plaza hotel, the name still barely visible, hillary clinton today accused
donald trump of repeatedly declaring bankruptcy here to save his own skin while others went broke. >> when this casino collapsed, hundreds of people lost their jobs, but donald trump, he walked away with millions. >> reporter: she also lashed out at new jersey governor chris christie, now a senior adviser in the trump campaign. >> and if your governor would start doing his job instead of following donald trump around, holding his coat, maybe we could really get new jersey's economy moving again. >> reporter: just one day after f.b.i. director james comey announced he will not recommend charging clinton with a crime for mishandling her e-mails, there's a powerful sense of relief among clinton and her staff, but back in washington, republicans, including house speaker paul ryan, made clear that clinton's e-mail problem isn't going away, it's just changing location, from the f.b.i. to capitol hill.
>> we have seen nothing but stonewalling and dishonesty from secretary clinton on this issue. >> reporter: ryan said clinton's handling of classified information was so reckless she should be denied access to it for the rest of the campaign. jason chaffetz, republican chairman of the house oversight committee, has summoned comey to appear before the committee tomorrow for what's expected to be a lengthy grilling. >> we want to know why they're not going to prosecute. everything that director comey said would lead you to believe that she did violate the law. >> reporter: as for clinton's claim that trump got rich while his employees lost their jobs, trump responded in a written statement today, "i created thousands of jobs and made a lot of money in atlantic city." maurice? >> dubois: chip reid in atlantic city tonight. as attorney general lynch declared the clinton case closed, donald trump saw an opening. here's major garrett. >> reporter: the political task for donald trump was simple: amplify f.b.i. director james comey's stinging criticism
of hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail server. >> we now know that she lied to the country when she said she did not send classified information on her server. she lied. >> reporter: trump said clinton's case exposed a legal double standard. >> look, we have a rigged system, folks. stupidity is not a reason that you're going to be innocent. okay. >> reporter: today the republican national committee produced this web video contrasting comey and the presumptive democratic nominee. >> i did not e-mail any classified materials to anyone on my e-mail. >> 110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the agency to contain classified information. >> reporter: but last night in north carolina, trump wandered off track and praised saddam hussein. >> he was a bad guy, really bad guy, but you know what he did well? he killed terrorists.
he did that so good. >> reporter: that drew condemnation from house speaker paul ryan. meanwhile, senate foreign relations committee chairman bob corker, who campaigned with trump last night, bowed out of consideration as trump's running mate. >> i began each of the meetings with him saying, guys, look, you know, i view myself as much better suited for other kinds of service. >> reporter: joni ernst, who recently met with trump, also withdrew her name from vice presidential contention, saying she could help trump more from the senate. newt gingrich another v.p. possibility met with trump here in new york and will campaign with him tonight in ohio. >> dubois: major, thank you. navy seal instructor will likely face charges in the death of a seal candidate who drowned during a training drill. today the coroner ruled it a crime. here's david martin. >> reporter: the qualification course for navy seals is notoriously tough, but for 21-year-old derek lovelace, it proved fatal.
and the san diego county medical examiner blames lovelace's drowning on his navy seal instructors. it is our opinion that the actions and inactions of the instructors were excessive and directly contributed to the death, the report says. the manner of death is best classified as homicide. it happened two months ago during a swim drill in which lovelace, who was not considered a strong swimmer, and other students were required to tread water in fatigues and boots with their facemasks full of water. four security cameras recorded the drill. that video has not been publicly released, but according to the medical examiner, a seal instructor is seen to dunk lovelace under the water and then follow him around the pool for approximately five minutes. he continually splashes lovelace, dunks him at least one additional time. both the report and navy officials say dunking is not permitted. the report continues, "according to multiple witnesses, lovelace
was struggling. his face was purple and his lips were blue. he was still breathing and mumbling when pulled from the water but lost consciousness and could not be revived." the report, which has been provided to the naval criminal investigative service, also found that lovelace had an enlarged heart. that may have been a contributing factor, but the cause of death was drowning, and the manner of death homicide. the seal instructor who was seen dunking lovelace has been transferred to a desk job while the ncis completes its investigation. described as personally devastated by what happened, he is expected to face charges. maurice? >> dubois: david martin at the pentagon tonight. more u.s. troops will remain in afghanistan, than president obama originally planned. more than 10,000 are there now. that was due to drop by half, but with the taliban resurgence, the president said today he will leave behind a force of 8,400.
like the u.s., britain has done a lot of soul-searching over its rowell in the iraq war. today a british government report placed a lot of blame on tony blair, the former prime minister. here's mark phillips. >> reporter: it's been seven years since the bodies stopped coming home to britain from iraq, and since that time, an enquiry has been trying to determine whether the war was necessary and the cost in lives justified. the answer: delivered by the enquiry's chairman, sir john chilcot, it wasn't. >> there was no imminent threat from saddam hussein. >> reporter: at the center of the enquiry was the relationship, the bromance, it was called, between then-president george bush and the british prime minister at the time, tony blair. both men were convinced saddam had stockpiles of biological and chemical weapons of mass
destruction and needed to be disarmed. the bush policy was regime change, war. blair's public position was to push the u.s. to seek a u.n. mandate before attacking. but a note from blair to bush sent before the war and revealed by the enquiry seems to promise unconditional support. "i will be with you whatever it says." and he was. when u.n. weapons inspectors went into iraq looking for w.m.d. and couldn't find any, the u.s. attacked anyway and the british, true to blair's private promise, did, too. blair has been vilified since and was again today. he was also defiant. >> what i cannot do and will not do is say i believe we took the wrong decision. i believe i made the right decision and that the world is better and safer as a result of it. >> reporter: not in baghdad it isn't, as last week's devastating bombing again showed.
and not for the families of british soldiers who died in iraq, as this man's son did. >> he died in vain. >> reporter: both george bush and tony blair are long gone from public life, but for the families, the grief and the anger endures, and iraq, maurice, which under saddam was in the a base for terror, now is. >> dubois: mark phillips in london tonight. thank you. in south africa today, a judge sentenced former olympian oscar pistorius to six years in prison for murdering his girlfriend. debora patta is in johannesburg. >> reporter: from an olympic champion to a disgraced man in jail for murder, the face of oscar pistorius played out in a three-year courtroom drama that has transfixed the country. >> i did not fire at reeva. >> reporter: pistorius sobbed through his testimony, maintaining that he shot his
girlfriend, reeva steenkamp, by mistake, believing her to be a burglar. reeva's father, barry, also wept as he told the court he suffered a stroke after the murder. >> oscar has to pay for what he did. he has to pay for it. >> reporter: in a recent interview, pistorius invoked reeva's spirit, saying he believed she wouldn't want him to spend the rest of his life in jail, and his lawyers were at pains to portray pistorius as a frightened man, vulnerable without his prosthetic legs. ahead of his sentencing, pistorius hobbled awkwardly around the courtroom on his stumps to prove the point. >> mr. pistorius, please rise. >> reporter: it seemed to convince the judge to cut the mandatory 15-year jail term down to six. the defense had actually been hoping pistorius would only get house arrest, but six years is still a very light sentence and one that could end up being no more than three years if pistorius is released on early parole.
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this house fire in nashville is among more than 60 fires in 20 states linked to hoverboards. >> if you own a hoverboard, please stop using it immediately. >> reporter: cpsc chairman elliot kaye announced a sweeping recall of more than 500,000 hoverboards made between june of 2015 and may of this year that do not meet standards set by underwriters laboratory. >> all of the models that are recalled were made with fundamental design flaws that put people at real risk. >> reporter: hoverboards have been banned by some airline, universities and even the new york city subway. jen olson's company kgl product management bought 50 hoverboards as gifts for its employees last christmas. olson is just learning of the recall. >> i hope it changes the way they're manufactured and it becomes safer for everybody to use, you know, because they're a lot of fun to have. >> reporter: manufacturer swagway tells cbs news safety is
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floors. thronging of pilgrim, some arriving two by two, bear witness to know wark his family and all those animals. rachael cross brought her five children. this represents the truth? >> god's word the the bible and it's absolutely true. i believe that. >> reporter: this timberframe arc is enormous, seven stories tal, almost two football fields long. it's dimensions are straight from the pages of genesis. >> it's meant to make a statement that christians can build a major attraction like this. >> reporter: ken hamm built it so they will come. he's the 64-year-old founder of a ministry called "answers in genesis." hamm is a young earth creationist, a christian who believes the world is 6,000 years old, dinosaurs lived alongside people and evolution is junk science. >> i think that what this plates will do for christians is to embolden many of them. >> reporter: is this a christian disney, or is this more than that? >> no, it's much more than that.
>> reporter: but some critics see the arc as a celebration of ignorance. others complain employees have to be christian and sign a statement of faith. and believe the arc's $18 million in state tax incentives travel the line between church and state, but a federal court allowed it. critic jim helton leads the tri-state free thinkers. >> noah's arc is a church. it's clearly a religious point of view that says science the false. >> reporter: hamm homes for two million visitors in the first year. >> critics be dammed? >> they can be critical all they want. i invite them all to come here. >> reporter: noah hunkered down for 40 days and 40 nights. visiting this arc will run you $40. mark strassmann, cbs news, williamtown, kentucky. 123450 and this is the "cbs evening news"
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