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♪ >> joining us nor insight into this, john dickerson, cbs news political director and moderator of "face the nation." john, what are republicans saying about this chaos at the top of the campaign? >> well that's the word they're using is "chaos" and to the extent that they felt calm in recent weeks they thought that donald trump would listen to their advice and start doing some of the things you have to do to run a general election. but in this change. donald trump is saying, win or lose i am going to be my sef. that's what worries them. because that means heap is not listening to their advice and just going to take his own advice.
>> trump's principal claim to the presidency is his management skill. this runs counter to that narrative? >> right, the promise of his campaign, though i have no experience, i will come into the presidency and whip it into shape because i have special management skill. well his campaign is a test of that. in the primaries he beat 16 opponents. did very well. he is having a much tougher time in the general election. now with his additional change, he is either looking like the kind of fellow who came back from repeated bankruptcies or it just looks like a sign of desperation. >> hillary clinton is leading in almost all of the critical swing states. what does trump have to do to get back in the game? >> to get back in the game he has to make it about hillary clinton and stop making it about himself. he has to get the conversation off that issue. >> john dickerson. see you sunday on "face the nation." thanks. the trump campaign manager pushed aside is republican strategist paul manafort. and like many consultants, manafort hired out to campaigns in other countries. one of his clients the pro russian president of ukraine, who was later overthrown.
now, manafort's name has come up in a mysterious ledger that suggests big payments for his talents. charlie d'agata is in ukraine. >> reporter: nazar kholodnytski is ukraine's new anti-corruption prosecutor. leading the investigation into the secret handwritten ledger showing $5 billion in undisclosed cash payments that were allegedly handed out by the party of former president, victor yanukovych. paul manafort's client at the time. the prosecutor confirmed that manafort's name appears 12 times for 22 different entries totaling $12.7 million between 2007 and 2012. >> are his signatures there? >> no. there is not any signature of paul manafort. but his name is being mentioned sever times. >> reporter: manafort denied receiving any cash payments. investigators say they're now tracking down each recipient who signed for the cash. the ledger is here at anti-national anti-corruption
bureau, we weren't allowed to film it because of the on going investigation. a source showed us a copy of one of the pages. on october 5, 2012, paul manafort's name appears against the sum of $400,000. designated for exit polling. another $812,000 was marked for international observers. backed by russia, yanukovych was accused of corruption to fund a lavish lifestyle including a palatial mansion complete with a private zoo. he was overthrown in 2014. manafort helped yanukovych win several elections. and former co-worker, defended manafort. paul didn't run expensive technology projects, he said the he worked mostly in foreign policy. so, i don't understand what this
is about. paul manafort continued to work for yanukovych's party even after the former president fled. investigators believe the ledger was left behind in party headquarters. and scott, the person who handed over that ledger is now in hiding. >> charlie d'agata in kiev for us tonight. charlie, thanks. now a mystery in rio, olympic swimmer ryan lochte had a reality show once "what would ryan lochte do?" tonight the question is what did ryan lochte do in rio? here is ben tracy. >> reporter: the security camera video shows ryan lochte and three members of the u.s. swim team returning to the athletes' village in rio sunday morning. it was shortly after lochte says they left a party at france's hospitality house and were robbed at gun point by men posing as police. >> they pulled us over. they pulled out their guns.
they told the other swimmers to get down on the ground. >> reporter: but this morning, rio police went to the athletes village looking to further question lochte and teammate jimmy feigen. a brazilian judge ordered their passports seized because of discrepancies in their stories. she says lochte claims they were robbed by one person who stoeld $400 from him. feigen said they were robbed by several people. the judge noted the swimmers do not appear to be shaken up in the security video despite lochte's dramatic account of the lobbery. >> the guy pulled out his gun. recocked it. put it to my forehead. said get down. i put my hand up. i said whatever. >> lochte won gold in rio as a member of the relay team. his lawyer said he is back in the united states and cooperated fully when first questioned in brazil. jimmy feigen is here in brazil, federal police have been told at
the airport not to allow him to board a plane. lochte's attorney says lochte stands by his version of the story and that brazil is doing this to deflect criticism of the rio olympics. >> ben tracy, our man in rio. thanks. coming up next, a hunter spears a bear and ends up in the cross hairs of controversy. and grease in just a minute on dirt and grime mr. clean will clean your whole house and every room that's in it. floors, doors, walls, halls he's so tough, he cleans'em all grimy tubs and tiles he'll do so your bathroom looks clean as new mr. clean gets tough on stuck-on stuff cleans kitchens in a minute. mr. clean will clean your whole house and every room that's in it. mr. clean, mr. clean, mr. clean!
an american hunter caused an uproar by spearing a bear in canada. don dahler tells us it is not the primitive weapon that has him under fire. >> reporter: the video on youtube shows josh bowmar luring a black bear with bait where he set up cameras. the javelin champion throws a spear mounted with a gopro. and celebrates as the more tale wounded animal runs away. >> i found him. >> the next day, bowmar located the dead bear. but social media exploded with reaction. conservation writer, johnny sain doesn't object to the hunt but says posting the video was a mistake. >> i don't think killing an animal should be entertainment. is a spiritual experience. i don't know if that is something that need to be shared with the general audience. >> reporter: in a statement to
cbs news, bowmar defended his actions. the bear i speared only ran 60 yards and died immediately. that's as humane and ethical as one could get. the public reaction is similar to the killing of cecil the lie lion last year by american dentist, walter palmer. and recently, aryanna gourdon received death threats over big game animals she has killed. sociologist, david grazzia. >> hunting has been around forever. why all the outrage now. >> first time in human history ordinary people have ability to broadcast their ever day lives to a mass audience. every day consumers now have access to more intimate moments of violence. and in this case, it's the hunting of a bear. >> alberta canada, where the hunt occurred will ban spear
hunting this fall since the killing last year of cecil the lion, a number of countries tightened trophy hunting laws. and many airlines refuse to ship the animal remains. >> don dahler, thank you very much. coming up next, for the first time, zika spreads, state to state. these days. you are buying finish these days. i got a new dishwasher and they recommend finish. really? you should try it. unlike cascade gel, finish has active cleaning enzymes. its unique powerball takes on anything. choose finish.
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today, florida reported three more people have been infected with the zika virus. apparently by local mosquitoes. all in a one square mile area of the wynwood area. a total of 33. dr. jon lapook is with us. john, earlier this week we heard a patient in el paso, texas has zika after being apparently bitten in miami. what does that mean? >> scott, until now the phrase travel related zika meant the person picked up the virus outside continental united states say in brazil. this travel was from one state to another state. from florida to texas. so now, a travel history for zika has got to include that small area in miami. >> so is there evidence of an outbreak in texas? >> no, the concern is a traveler like him with zika in their blood could return home, get bitten by a local mosquito.
infect the mosquito that would turn around and infect people and new pocket of local transmission. the cdc says people going to area with active zika transmission should avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes once they return home. that means covering up, staying indoors whenever possible, and using insect repellant for three weeks. >> but want to emphasize the only zika in mosquitoes in the continental u.s. so far is in the miami area. john, thank you very much. we have a cbs news poll out tonight that find nearly two out of three americans believe that the federal government is not prepared to deal with zika. as the virus spreads, there is no new funding from congress and congress is on vacation through labor day. an expert on eyes puts his to work in a new career. coming up.
they can stop a linebacker, snag a baseball, and catch the fastest man, but all they train are their eyes. here is jim axelrod. >> as usain bolt's smile remind us it is the single frame capturing the single moment that tells some of the most compelling stories. >> now, tense and turn. >> that's no surprise for howard schatz capturing the moments in his day job. >> how hard was it to get brian scott to pose like this. >> it wasn't hard.
i spent half an hour interviewing him. >> schatz one of the world's great sports photographers. >> want it to be heroic and fantastic and magnificent. i want to bring throngs of people look and ooh and ah. >> 21 years ago, dr. howard schatz changed careers. the eye surgeon left one set of lenses for another. following a call-in to capture the brilliance of alternative -- athletes like sergio martinez. >> i had never seen anything like it. >> you knew you nailed it? >> i did. >> his work is part of an exhibit who shot sports at new york's brooklyn museum which includes everything from the oldest known sports photograph, dating from 1843, to mohammad ali running underwater. gail buckland the curator. >> sports photographs show us the beauty of the human body in motion. they show us the passion, the
sacrifice, and the victory. >> reporter: 230 images, some iconic, some last seen in a long-forgotten daily paper document the narrow slice of humanity where excellence dwells. >> these people take human potential as far as they possibly can. >> no it may not be the way most of us are following the olympics, but there is something about the richness of one still image that can move us in ways video cannot. howard schatz has built a career on that. >> i shoot to surprise and delight myself. truly. >> reporter: just one of many here who celebrate human movement by the way they stop motion. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >> that's the "cbs overnight news" for this thursday. for some of you, the news
continues. for others, check back with us a little bit later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "cbs overnight news." i'm michelle miller. less than three months to go until the presidential election there is another major shake-up at the top of donald trump's campaign. trump has hired two new executives and put them on top of his current campaign chairman, paul manafort. stephen bannonwho runs conservative website breitbart news, ceo, and, kelly ann conway named campaign manager. a sign that trump has no intention of softening his image as he takes aim at hillary clinton. major garrett reports. >> donald trump is on his third campaign manager, first there
was cory lewandowski, then manafort, now he is out in part because of a scandal linked to a former governor in ukraine, pro russian and maybe off the book payments to manafort. anyway before all that news broke, trump gave a speech that he hoped would appeal to african-american voters by accusing hillary clinton and the democratic party to being indifferent to inner city poverty. >> to every voter living in the inner city, or every forgotten stretch of our society, i am running to offer you a much better future. >> donald trump tried to diversify his political movement by condemning what he called decades of failed democratic urban rule. >> i'm asking for the volt of every african-american citizen struggling in our country today who wants a different and much better future. >> the message was new. but the audience was typical. overwhelmingly white. a recent poll shows trump attracting just 2% of african-american voters.
less than half what mitt romney got in exit polls from 2012 election. >> we will reject bigotry, hatred and oppression in all of its many ugly forms. >> from the start of his campaign, trump has drawn criticism for racial incense sensitivity. >> he is a mexican. >> look at my african-american over here. look at him. are you the greatest? >> this time, trump rekindled a long running conservative argument that democratic policies are to blame for urban despair. >> the african-american community has been taken for granted for decades, by the democratic party. and look how they're doing. >> electing hillary clinton would further enflame racial tensions. >> we reject the bigotry of hillary clinton which panneders to and talks down to communities of color, and sees them only as votes. that's all they care about. hillary clinton may be answering for questions about her private e-mail server while
secretary of state. the fbi sent congress notes and documents from its investigation. nancy cordes reports. >> reporter: the fbi report labeled clinton material, secret. warning leak prone lawmakers it was provided with expectation it will not be disseminated or disclosed without fbi concurrence. the trove of documents includes interview summaries which republicans will pour over looking for discrepancies what clinton told fbi agents and what she told congress. >> nothing was marked classified at the time i sent or received it. >> reporter: republicans are trying to make the case that clinton should be prosecuted for perjury and false statements. the latest salvo in a 17-month war over her use of a private e-mail account and server as secretary of state. the 68-year-old clinton got a clean bill of health from her doctor last year, but that
hasn't stopped some far right web sites from spreading a fake letter from that doctor claiming that she has dementia and is prone to blacking out. at first it seemed like an incredible feat, hunter, josh bowmar went out hunting armed with a spear. he let it fly and hit the animal from 40 feet away. that's when the trouble began. turns out bowman had baited the bear with food. after he hit the animal. he let it run away and die only to retrieve the body the next day. what's more, he posted the kill online. don dahler reports. >> josh bowmar, an ohio fitness trainer and former all american javelin champion. he spent several years preparing for this type of hunt which happened earlier this year. canadian authorities are now reportedly investigating whether the 26-year-old broke any laws. >> the 13 minute video shows josh bowmar celebrating after spearing an adult black bear in
the woods of alberta canada. the bear was lured with bait. and bowmar's spear equipped with a gopro camera. the bear's remains were recovered the next day. >> this got full penetration. >> the video since been made private caused outrage on social media and drew criticism from animal rights groups. in response, the alberta environment and parks department reportedly called spear hunting unacceptable. and asked authorities to investigate. >> the reason i, i've been filming the hunts since i was 14 is because i always wanted to have my own show. >> i've don't think killing an animal should be entertainment. >> johnny sain writes about conservation and avid hunter. >> it is a spiritual experience. you are stepping inside the circle. and that triggers all kind of old primal emotions. i don't know if that is something that need to be shared with the general audience. >> reporter: in a statement to cbs this morning, bowmar says
the bear i speared only ran 60 yards and died immediately. that's as humane and ethical as one could get. >> that's the way humans acquire meat for many, many years before gunpowder. before the bow and arrow. so, it's the weapon is effective. >> political commentator, john mclaughlin died tuesday at 89. he had been battling prostate cancer. mclaughlin worked for two presidents but was best known for his long running panel show, the mclaughlin group. charlie rose has more. >> reporter: john mclaughlin was part of the sunday morning ritual more than three decades. >> an essay -- >> reporter: the american original brought the political panel to the masses and mclaughlin was known to work over a group of journalists. >> say to john tower, john, your time has come in interest of the
pare, yourself, the republic you, ought to withdraw your nomination? has the time come? >> for all i care, they could name it -- >> before you get too high on your high horse, listen to this. >> reporter: before he tackled national and world politics, the he was a jesuit priest. he got the call to enter politics in 1970. though he made an unsuccessful bid for the u.s. senate he wound up in the white house as richard nixon's speech writer. the public affairs program launched in 1982. >> the mclaughlin group's most important fan. >> reporter: by 1985, mclaughlin was being roasted by president ronald reagan. >> in america's diet of political commentary, nutritional values fall some where between potato chips and twinkies. by raising his issues and making predictions, mclaughlin minted partisan talk. >> let's move on. this is getting a little boring. >> reporter: his trademark signoff made sure he had the last word.
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american olympic gymnast, aly raisman coming home with three medals. took silver in floor exercises beaten by her teammate simone biles. the first american gymnast to medal in black to back olympic games. jamie yuccas spoke with her proud parents. >> reporter: with tuesday's near perfect floor routine. aly raisman ended her run in rio with a silver medal behind friend and teammate, simone biles. the 22-year-old has three medals to add to the three she won in london in 2012. >> i don't think any one knows how many hours goes into the training and how grueling it is. >> rick and lynn are aly's parents. they spent much of the two decades living as gym rats. it should come as no surprise they watch every flip, jump and twist with nervous anticipation. >> you are just so caught up in the moment.
and you know even though she practices it a million times, it's still, still got to do it. >> the whole time i am thinking up, get through this. hurry up. let the minute and a half go by quick. >> while their performance in the stands won't earn them any medals they have become almost as famous as their daughter. >> you kind are oblivious to anything else that is going on in the world. so it's just, you are so focused on the routine. >> raisman's performance is a redemption after taking a year long break from the sport following the london games. >> she will never say the was harder coming back. a dad being into sports i know it was a lot harder. >> even the best gymnasts rarely make it to multiple olympics. so raisman's final flip on to the podium is that much more impressive. >> the crowd is just like so energetic and still so
supportive. it is very special and something that we'll always cherish. >> the tiny asian nation of bhutan was shut out in the olympic archery competition again. and the women's bracket, karma, her name, lost to an archer from russia in the round of 64. maybe it's because the targets were too close. barry peterson paid a visit to bhutan before the games began. >> reporter: we have our baseball. in bhutan, the national pastime and passion is archery. competitions bring villages together across this nation. tucked into the himalayas. and attract everyone from peasant to prince. american, oxford educated prince is a regular at tournaments. why is archery important in bhutan's culture? >> archery played a part in building nationalism and national identity through sport. >> and the prince was there with pointers for the royal visit by
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after all, how could you not be inspired by some one like dottie gray. on the day of the race she was 90. yep, 90. says so right on her leg. >> i race about 50 times a year. 50 runs. >> we caught up with her she was competing in the world senior games in southern utah. over the years, she has more than once ended up being the fastest runner in her age group. fastest in the world. that is. >> got the two golds. oh, my gosh. >> she has won so many medals, she jangles. around almost any track. >> you're dody, aren't you. >> she is a silver haired celebrity. >> keep movin. that's the main thing. and it doesn't matter how old you are.
you can always start. you never are too old to start. >> orville rodgers didn't start running until he was in his 50s. he is now 98. just two years shy of a century. still works out up to ten hours a week. >> what do you kid old? >> five years older than i am. >> yeah, that's old. >> outstanding overall male athlete of the year. >> orville has broken 15 world records. shattering them the way most people his age might shatter a hip. >> to this day, lee, i amount only man in the world that has run a ten minute mile after age 90. i amount only man in the world that has run a 15 minute mile after age 95. i'm brag, aren't i. >> you have every reason to brag. >> such a massive -- >> a pilot during world war ii. later flu for braneff airlines, orville knows he has been blessed with good genes. not super human either. heart troubles led to bypass surgery.
had a stroke, not too long ago. but his consistent level of physical activity and his unfailingly positive outlook on life have made orville a true life man of steel. >> i have a determination to hang in there. keep going. never give up. >> reporter: let's face it there are perfectly rational reasons to not want to work out when you get older. it hurts. you are worried about falling. you didn't have friend around any more to work out with. and yet, it's pretty hard to argue with the results. >> let's stop there. >> dickson hemphill, by far the oldest person at george mason university field house in virginia. he is 91. pushing himself to stay active he says, isn't always fun. >> sometimes these racize run, it's not easy. and i feel like quitting when i'm halfway through. >> reporter: but you don't. >> i don't know no. >> he was an undefeated pole vaulter in high school. but, that was way back in the 1930s.
other than golf and a little tennis, he didn't do much as he got older. until one day, he went to a track meet. >> i tried the mile. i got about halfway through and started walking. >> reporter: really? >> i looked around and saw these other people. thinking if they can do it i can. he hasn't stopped running since. we wanted to see what effect that determination has had on his body. >> this arm is progressively going to move down. >> reporter: with his doctor's permission we brought hem to the department of exercise and nutrition scientists at george washington university. where this machine scanned just how much body fat dixon has been carrying around. >> in a perfect specimen, what would you see, if it is different than this? >> in a perfect specimen, you would see this the your body fat is excellent. it is 14%. >> wow. >> that is in the athletic category for a 20-year-old. >> reporter: a 20-year-old. imagine that.
>> that's amazing. find that out from this. >> yeah. >> okay. whenever you are ready. >> we can't all be dixon. or orville. or dottie for that matter. they're all exceptions. >> i was hoping to compete until i was 90. well now i made that. so, i will go on, maybe, hopefully a few years. >> reporter: but for the rest of us as we lose muscle mass, the effects of low physical activity are increasingly pronounced. >> all most anybody, even as late as their 70s or 80s cannot
only cheat old age, but they also substantially reduce their risk of alzheimers and dementia as doing something as simple as walking. >> what we noticed with two decades of aging research is those people who remain active, their rate of decline is much slower. >> at the usa track & field indoors masters championships in albuquerque, new mexico, this past march. the best of the oldest came out to prove age is just a number. >> you ready to go? >> i don't know. >> ha-ha. >> despite that hesitation, orville and dixon wouldn't miss this for the world. >> it's hard not to get excited. >> orville's excitement was infectious. as was his performance in the 1500 meter he broke another world record. truth is he set that record. no one 95 or older has ever raced it. >> go all the way around this way and cut in there.
>> you got it. >> in the 400 meter race for men. over 90, it was just orville and dixon alone, competing. by their last lap they have the crowd on their feet. just look at that smile. on orville's face. dixon, 7 years his soon year. beat him and was, waiting for him at the finish line. with a handshake. you don't seem winded? >> now, i am okay. well i wasn't that winded. because it is not that long a distance. i can handle that pretty well. >> what does it feel look when you hear everybody cheering for you? >> can't describe it? >> yeah. >> there you go, gentle men. well done. >> you can't help be around the two of them and not feel empowered. >> put them on? >> might as well. >> orville and dixon took the medal stand, side by side. nearly 200 years of life experience between them.
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latest craze is the 22 push up challenge. it is more than fun and games. jim axelrod explains. >> reporter: it is aimed at raising awareness of mental health issues that members of the american military bring home from war. specifically. veterans who commit suicide every day. the videos are meant to support u.s. troops while helping to lower a deadly statistic. >> drop and give me 22. that's the goal of the latest challenge being met by fathers and sons. hollywood stars. >> this is to raise awareness for the 22 veterans. >> even a class of texas state trooper recruits. >> the idea is to bring attention to an obstacle facing our men and women in uniform. for years it was estimated that 22 veterans committed suicide each day. retired marine, don dewinn, deputy director of 22 kill.
the foundation behind the challenge. >> when the statistic came out and that 22 veterans are committing suicide. almost unbelievable. we wanted to find out more about where this number came from. >> one parent of a fallen soldier posted this video to youtube less than a week. after losing his marine son. >> six days ago my son committed suicide. after serving in afghanistan. >> randall stevenson said he took the challenge. to reach out to other soldiers in need. >> please, i don't want this to be you. >> rusty carter, an army veteran who tried to kill himself after returning from two tours in iraq is just one of the soldiers receiving that message. >> if i knew of an organization
at the time that was doing what we do at 22 kill. i don't feel that i would have attempted suicide. >> today he understands the power of telling vets you are not alone. >> i started to realize that -- the power that there was. by just the advocacy, and spreading that message. >> recently the department of veteran affairs lowered the number to an average of 20 veterans a day who take their own lives. the number may have gone down, but for 22 kill, it is still too many. >> one person committing suicide is a big problem. any number is a big problem. >> reporter: two summers ago, the ice bucket challenge also used social media for a cause raising $115 million for als research. but the founders of 22 kill say they're focused on raising awareness of the toll of war.
captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, august 18th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." the wildfire in southern california swells to more than 25,000 acres. thousands of people have been told to leave but some families are staying put. breaking overnight. two u.s. swimmers were pulled off a plane out of brazil after a judge questioned ryan lochte's claim the team was robbed at gun point in rio. what the judge saw in this surveillance video that has the team in hot water. and flanked by two new faces running his campaign, donald trump meets with his national security advisers and gets his first intelligence briefing. what theff