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now to the presidential campaign, race has once again become an issue after an african-american supporter of donald trump posted and then apologize ford a tweet he now acknowledges was offensive. here is major garrett. >> reporter: donald trump's surrogate, pastor, mark burns called the tweeted cartoon of hillary clinton in black face a mistake and told us the backlash took him by surprise. >> i did not think it was going to be this big of a deal because, you know, there are so many more things that are more offensive than a cartoon. >> reporter: the episode set social media afire and raised questions about the trump campaign approach to race and minority outreach. after first defending the cartoon, burns told us, it was out of bounds. >> i regret the offensiveness of the black face, the black face is very offensive. it does not belong in our
american culture. >> reporter: among trump supporters, burns is cheered as a harsh critic of clinton and welcome african-american counterpoint to the black lives matter movement. >> he helped organize a trump visit to an african-american church saturday in detroit. charges of racial insensitivity are nothing new to trump's campaign. they reached a fever pitch when trump said an american born federal judge could not fairly oversee a fraud case brought against trump university because of the judge's mexican heritage. a racial complication, david duke, former ku klux klan grand wizard, used a robo call to associate his long shot u.s. senate campaign with trump. >> if i am to stand up and vote for donald trump for president, vote for me david duke for the u.s. senate. trump's campaign disavowed the gimmick. here in phoenix tomorrow, trump
will deliver a speech on economic policy and advisers insist details on deportation after days of wobbly word the same advisers also insist trump will promise to carry out mass deportations. >> we will see. major garrett. thank you. trump is turning up the heat on hillary clinton to hold a news conference. nancy cordes has the story. >> reporter: as clinton courted donors in the exclusive hamptons today, the trump campaign blasted out what has become a daily update. hiding hillary, day 269. >> i think we are ready to take a few questions. >> reporter: referring to the nine months since clinton's last full-fledged press conference. a gap that has not gone unnoticed by thepress or trump himself. >> no press conference in what, 255 days or something like that. >> reporter: clinton has given no reason for the delay. >> is that something you are going to remedy soon? >> i'm sure we will. >> we'll have a press conference when we want to have a press conference. there is no problem with that.
>> the real problem is whether secretary clinton has been taking questions from reporters, she has. >> reporter: unless the reporters are the one whose cover her every day. >> thank you. >> we're making progress. >> reporter: their shouted questions tend to go unanswered. >> it is not unusual for candidates in the lead to try to run out the clock. in late 2008, obama drew flak for ducking the press but speaking to extra. >> president nice to see you. >> and "the daily show." >> are you concerned you may go into the voting booth and, i won't know what to do. your white half will decide. i can't do this. >> yeah, yeah, it's a problem. >> clinton may also be trying to avoid uncomfortable questions about her e-mails and the clinton foundation. even she acknowledged in one of two interviews last week that her answers on those top ticks, norah, can end up sounding like excuses.
>> nancy cordes, thank you so much. word that hackers may be frying to disrupt u.s. elections. jeff pegues reports that fbi is warning state officials to boost security. >> reporter: the fbi alert, dated august 1, says cybercriminals gained access to election web sites of two states. the two states were arizona and illinois. in illinois, the information of about 90,000 voters was breached. with a majority of the data ex-filtration occurring in mid july. hackers may have downloaded name, date of birth and driver's license number and partial social security numbers of voters. >> some one did finally get in. >> ken menzel, says the attack will not affect the november election. >> we are highly confident that no records were deleted or altered or added. and even had they been so, the system we have in place would have caught and corrected that. >> investigators tell cbs news
that the hack appears to be connected to the russian government. just last month, u.s. officials tide russia to a hack at several democratic organizations, including the democratic national committee. in a letter to fbi director, james comey, senate minority leader, harry reid said he was concerned about the threat of the russian government tampering in our presidential elect. and attempting to falsify official election results. today, fbi director, james comey did not assign blame, but did lay down a warning about the hacking. >> we take very seriously -- any effort by any actor including nation states to influence the conduct of affairs in our country whether that is an election or something else. >> a government official acknowledges the department of homeland security got a late start protecting election systems from a cyberattack. as for motive, norah, experts see this latest intrusion as another way for russia to thumb its nose at the u.s >> jeff pegues. thank you. coming up next, federal
a dashboard camera captured a spectacular crash thursday in new york. ten vehicles were involved. on the left you can see one car caught fire. bystanders rushed over and despite the flames they managed to pull a woman out of the car. she suffered only minor cuts and bruises. a second look shows the pileup was caused by a tractor-trailer that failed to stop in heavy traffic. federal safety regulators believe they could save a lot of lives by requiring devices that would limit how fast trucks and buses can go.
trasportation correspondent, kris van cleave has more on this. >> on average, roughly, 750 people a year die in accidents involving large trucks where speed was a factor. it was a speeding semi that killed 22-year-old college senior, his father steve. >> that morning when we went to church he talked to me about the application for the peace corps. he said, dad, you know, a lot of people apply for this because they know it will look good on their resume. i want to get in because i really want to do the work. federal regulators are moving to require all new vehicles weigh 26,000 pound or more to use speed regulating devices, large buses and tractor trailers. the government believes limiting top speed to 60-68 miles an hour will save lives. with big rigs more likely to jackknife, fail to stop quickly, topple over or be out of control at high speeds. the goal its to prevent or limit the severity of crashes. the proposal has the support of the trucking industry, but not steve owings who says many big
rigs have technology to limit speed and regulators should require truckers to use it. >> over a million people have died and been maimed in these types of crashes, while we wait for this inadequate rule only applying to future trucks? it's preposterous. >> transportation secretary, anthony fox. >> i do think the fundamental point that the rule is making is absolutely right which is that -- there are technologies that are going to help us keep our speeds in moderation. and that is going to be overall better for safety. >> the proposed rule can be modified before it becomes final. starting in 2009, ontario canada required big rigs to have limiters set at 65 miles an hour. officials credit the technology with a 24% drop in fatalities in the first year. kris van cleave, cbs news, washington. still ahead, pro football didn't work out for tim tebow, so he takes a swing at baseball.
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apple to pay ireland $14.5 billion in back taxes. the eu claims ireland violated its rules by giving apple huge tax breaks for basing its european operations there. apple vows to fight the order. in becoming a major leaguer, and tim tebow trying to do something similar. the former football star shows off baseball skills for scouts in los angeles. tebow last played as a high school junior in 2004. he did hit a few balls over the fence. they say a baseball career for him is still a long shot. coming up next, a judge's life saving decision.
we end tonight's broadcast with the decision by a judge. a decision that saved the life of a colleague. here is jericka duncan. >> oh. >> reporter: each embrace for 46-year-old judge derek moseley is a reminder of how lucky he is to be alive. >> so good to be back. >> all rise. >> reporter: in 2014, doctors said his kidney was functioning at only 2% and without a transplant, he could die.
what did the doctors tell you in terms of the likelihood of you getting a kidney soon? >> yeah, well, soon, soon was five to six years. >> reporter: patient demand outpaces kidney donors three to one. and with african-americans making up more than 30% of the waiting list, a match for moseley would be hard to find. or so he thought. >> you know, then it was a no brainer, yeah, of course i would step up. >> follow judge, 58-year-old joanne iring decided she would donate one of hers. doctors said the older, white, half his size woman was a perfect match. >> i had joked with the doctors. don't be fooled by my size.
i have big feet, big bones, big organs too. >> and it was a huge kidney. >> keep your hands inside the moving vehicle at all times. >> reporter: the successful surgery was performed last month. >> take good care of me. ha-ha-ha. >> i don't feel like i am a hero. this is who i am. this is how i was brought up. >> we all get caught up on the fact that some people don't associate with other people because of their race or what have you. but you know when it comes down to it. inside we are all the same. one heart, two lungs, two kidneys. that's what this country its supposed to be about. that's the diversity that makes us great. i just think people need to embrace that more. >> reporter: and perhaps, judge each other less. jericka duncan, cbs news, milwaukee. that's the "cbs overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others check back later for the "morning news" and "cbs this morning" from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm norah o'donnell. ♪ ♪
>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the overnight news. i'm errol barnett. the u.s. open continues today in new york city. dozens of the world's top tennis players and thousands of fans are under the watchful eye of the new york police department. but some things the police cannot guard against, like public hysteria, false reports of a gunman created chaos sunday at los angeles international airport, and a similar panic two weeks ago at kennedy airport sent stampedes of people running for cover. don dahler has the story from jfk, >> reporter: the incident at jfk shows misinformation can lead to confusion and send people into panic. with the u.s. open tennis tournament gearing up nearby, authorities there are hoping they can stay organized enough to keep people from being a danger to themselves. hundred of travelers inside los angeles international airport, were sent running for safety sunday night.
>> operations we have an emergency. >> following reports of an alleged shooter. >> everybody was trampling down the run way. >> reporter: the scare caused the evacuation of several terminals and delayed nearly 300 flights. similar chaos erupted at new york's kennedy airport, two weeks earlier. >> heard shots. everybody just pushed their way in. >> get down on the ground. >> reporter: both incidents triggered by apparent loud noises. security experts say the frequency of recent attacks in france, brussels, and or lane dehave the general population on edge. >> people are reacting because they understand the more quickly they react they have heard this over and over again their survival may depend on it. >> reporter: law enforcement's next big task, protecting
700,000 spectators at the u.s. open. hundreds of federal, local police and private security officials have all been assigned to protect the tournament crowds. layers of protection have been installed. including screening check points, roadblocks, and reinforced fencing. all in place to revent a large scale attack. >> i have to also manage the security on the court. u.s. open security director michael rodriguez says organization is key. >> we have a command center over here. in that command center is nypd, fdny, medical services. we have a way of getting all our communication into one location. even so, rodriguez says there is no silver bullet solution to controlling the hoard of fans. >> no matter what we do to mitigate the risk from the threat out there, we are always going to have crowd at our events. crowd management is never going away. so that's the thing we constantly, constantly need to work on. >> rodriguez says they're
focusing on the soft zones outside the security zones where people line up in their cars, counterterrorism units. the fbi and even the u.s. army are focused on keeping those areas safe. on the presidential campaign trail the race is tightening. online tracking survey finds hillary clinton leading donald trump by 6 points. just last week, clinton was up by eight points. the latest issue, the scandal surrounding clinton's top aide huma abedin. she is splitting from her husband, former congressman, anthony weiner embroiled in yet another sexting scandal. nancy cordes. >> a close friend of abedin's tells me the separation has been brewing for a while, the two had been living separate lives. still this friend described
throwing the phone across the room after seeing this picture of weiner and his son online. donald trump is now trying to make it a campaign issue arguing the breakup reflects terribly on clinton. a close friend says the clinton aide was in the hamptons with her son when "the new york post" published this photo that weiner reportedly sent to a sexting partner. shows the former congressman in his underwear. the toddler laying next to him in the bed. within hours, abedin announced she was leaving weiner. clinton said nothing. but her opponent weighed in on the radio. >> he's a sick person. and she has access to classified information. huma abedin has access to classified information. how hillary got away with that one, nobody will ever know. >> reporter: abedin stood by weiner after his risque habit cost him the house seat. then his shot in the new york city mayor's race. all of it chronicled in a painfully intimate documentary. >> it wasn't fair to her. i mean, she's not. i created this problem. >> do you think it's ben worse than she thought. >> abedin's loyalty to a man who
once dubbed himself, carlos danger has been a source of mystery to many. the jetsetting clinton aide hinted at her rationale in an interview with vogue this month. i don't think i could do this job if i didn't have the support system i have. if anthony wasn't willing to be essentially a full time dad. even before this, it's ben a trying year for abedin. who drew scrutiny for her role as a de facto gatekeeper for clinton foundation donors seeking access to clinton when she was secretary of state. in one newly released e-mail. abedin is asked if she can seat a donor with vice president biden at upcoming lunch. abedin replies, i will ask. >> donald trump continues to reach out to minority voters. most of whom have a low opinion of his candidacy. a recent poll shows the only 7% of voters with a favorable opinion of trump are hispanic. 2% are black. trump and hillary clinton are accusing each other of racism and bigotry. major garrett has the the latest. >> reporter: donald trump called hillary clinton a bigot. clinton said trump peddles racist ideas. now a top african-american
adviser to trump is apologizing for posting a racially offensive cartoon of clinton on twitter and all likelihood undercutting trump's efforts to seek african-american support. >> i know donald trump. he does not look down on anybody. he is not a racist at all. in atlanta, supporters defended donald trump, hours after trump loyalist, pastor mark burns, posted this tweet, depicting hillary clinton in black face. and accusing her of pandering to african-american voters. it is not racist to be proud to be an american. burns, a frequent warm-up act for trump at first said he did no wrong. >> the picture is designed to draw attention to the very fact that hillary clinton do pander, after black groups, after black people. >> reporter: later, burns deleted the tweet apologizing for the imagery. >> i regret the offensiveness of the black face. >> reporter: but not the message. >> i still stand by what the image represents. but i think the, you know, i
should have used better judgment. >> reporter: the cartoon firestorm heightens the tension around the presidential conversation about race relations. >> hillary clinton is a bigot. >> these are racist ideas. race baiting ideas. >> ku klux klan values, david duke values, donald trump values. >> reporter: monday, former kkk grand wizard, u.s. senate candidate, david duke release aid robo call that linked himself to trump. >> we are losing our country. time to stand up and vote for donald trump for president and vote for me, david duke for the senate. >> reporter: the trump campaign disavowed any relationship to duke or white supremacist groups. >> as for pastor burns and trump, the two will be together this weekend in detroit
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former co-pilot for tallon air back in court, charged with attempting to fly a plane while drunk. police in traverse city, michigan, pulled sean fitzgerald out of the cockpit of the charter jet after his pilot notice heed seemed to be toasted. reports say fitzgerald had a blood alcohol level of .30. legal limit to fly a plane in the u.s. is .04. that means fitzgerald was more than seven times over the limit. meanwhile, in scotland, two united airlines pilots are free on bail. they were also pulled off their flight and arrested. charged with being drunk. jonathan vigliotti reports on what comes next. >> reporter: they could be
fined. potentially lose their license and face jail time. 35-year-old paul brady grebank and 45-year-old, carlos lacona were arrest shortly before their flight was scheduled to take off from glasgow airport. police believe both were about to take to the sky under the influence. mike rossinger, cbs news, transportation safety analyst and former chairman of the ntsb. >> we have heard on occasion, and it is again very rare where one of the pilots, might have been -- potentially over the limit. but to have both of the cockpit crew, this is extraordinary. it is still unclear who or what tipped authorities off to their concerns over the united airlines crew. but flight was scheduled to take off at 9:00 in the morning with 141 passengers on board. the flight was delayed for 10 hours. while united look ford replacement pilots. police won't comment on what
grebank and lacona were doing before their morning flight. as rossinger explains, the faa rule, eight hours from bottle to throttle protects everyone from the dangers of alcohol and altitude. >> not only are you carrying people in the back, but the effects of the alcohol exaggerated when you are at altitude. so your judgment is taken serious consequences from that. and even a hangover can affect the way you would fly. saturday's arrests come nearly a month after two canadian pilots were also arrested at glasgow airport charged with trying to fly under the influence. two judges in wisconsin will be sharing a lifelong bond. judge derek moseley is back on the bench after a life-saving kidney transplant. the donor is moseley's fellow judge and best friend, joanne iring. jericka duncan has their unlikely story. >> oh!
>> reporter: there were plenty of hugs here to greet 46-year-old, judge derek moseley. >> it's good to be back. let's do some business. >> reporter: as he retook the bench. >> all rise. >> reporter: he had one person to thank. 58-year-old judge. >> i have part of my best friend in me. you know, that i feel i can actually touch. you know. inside of me that keeps me alive. in 2014 it became clear, moseley's kidneys were failing. doctors diagnosed him with end stage, renal disease. >> i was on daily dialysis. i did it for ten hours a day, every day of the week. >> what did the doctors tell you
in the likelihood of you getting a kidney soon? >> yeah, yeah. well, soon. soon was, five to six years. >> since 1991, the number of people waiting for organs has risen, 426%. while the number of donors is up 117%. the need is especially great among african-americans, who make up 13% of the population, but account for more than a third of all patients waiting for kidneys. iring didn't want her friend to wait. she stepped up to see if she was a match. >> i would look to think that people would do -- like to think people would do whatever they can for their friend. and i don't feel like i am a hero. this is who i am. this is how i was brought up. iring, half moseley's size had kidneys that were a perfect fit. a reminder that it's not about what is on the outside, but on the inside. >> i had joked all along to the doctors. don't be fooled by my size. i have big feet. big bones. pretty sure i have big organs, too. kind of a joke we all had. >> and it was a huge kidney. >> ha-ha. >> keep your hand inside the moving vehicle at all times. >> reporter: doctors
transplanted that huge kidney last month. >> all right. go get them. >> reporter: it is allowing moseley to spend more time with his two daughters and wife while deepening his friendship with his fellow judge. >> i would go one step further. sound look you are family. >> we are family. yeah. and i think that's, what i want people to know. we all get caught up on the fact that, you know, some people, don't associate with other people because of their race or what have you. but, you know when it comes down to it, inside we are all the same. one heart, two lungs, two kidneys. the more you interact with other people that are different from you the more you learn the more you grow as a person. that's the diversity that makes us great. and i just think people need to embrace that more. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. 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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as the the national park service celebrates its 100th anniversary. the parks themselves are more popular than ever. more than 300 people streamed through the gates last year. many of them carrying cameras. including one journalist who has made quite a name for himself overseas. jeff glor has the story. >> he became a star on instagram thanks to photos of a country that doesn't allow instagram. david guttenfelder's imjes of north korea gained him followers. after two decade, he returned home trying to tell america's story for "national geographic." we saw him as one of our national treasures, yosemite. >> i think that we all have the compulsion to interact with the world in some way to do something, write in a journal, or paint something. for david guttenfelde, that interaction through a camera lens. for the past 20 years make up
for lost time. >> i grew up in iowa. i had never been anywhere. i didn't have a passport. i had never seen the ocean. and i just really had the hunger to go and see something for myself. in his 20s, he went to tanzania to study. he was planning to be there a matter of months. he stayed for seven years. covering the rwandan genocide and every other conflict that came up for the associated press. after that, a decade in the middle east. including war zones in iraq and afghanistan. where guttenfelder adopted the concept of taking professional photos on amateur devices. >> i published them. people said, is he crazy? even, like -- >> five, six years ago. >> 2011 in afghanistan. why would this guy take a -- take a phone to the front lines of the war in afghanistan. fast forward to now. the argument seems absurd. there is half a billion people using instagram. everyone is a photographer now.
our country is more visually literate than ever before. >> reporter: it wasn't until he helped open the ap bureau in pyongyang, north korea, that his photography made him famous. no one had ever really worked there. ever really seen it. >> reporter: people here have their own idea about what north korea is, how is the north korea that you saw different than what the perception of north korea its? >> it is a rough, tough, isolated, controlled place. but all of that is true. all the things we think. at the same time, because of that, we think in america there is no life there at all. like it is a facade. like there is nothing. it is the truman show. behind it there is absolutely nothing there. through photography, i realized it wasn't. they were real people with real lives. they were real people trying to live, like everybody else in the world.
i feel a little bit like, rediscovering my own place, my own home. >> reporter: in the summer of 2014, after two decade of constant travel around the globe, guttenfelder accepted new assignment with national skree graphic to photograph yellowstone. >> my reason for coming home 20 years after i left. to come home and -- and photograph a national park. i had never photographed in america. never ben to yellowstone. never seen a bison. never seen a bear. >> if you are coming up with a roone to come home after 20 years, the national parks is a pretty good reason? >> yeah, it really felt like the perfect homecoming. i went pretty far-flung to try to do some good for the world i guess. i went pretty far away to try and find purpose for myself as a photographer.
so -- that's been -- i think -- the, the thing i have been thinking about the most. because, i am photographing my own country and the things that are wrong and right about my own country. since then he photographed his family's fourth of july party in iowa, covered the trump campaign in florida, and president obama's visit to yosemite for the 100th anniversary of the national park service. >> this is something that america can be very, very proud of. and -- this is something that i am proud of. i want it to, to celebrate this. and to try and explain what is important about it. and to try and convince others how -- how important it is to have this kind of place and to protect it. >> nasa just wrapped up a mission to mars. well, actually it was a practice mission to mars. and it was set up by the university of hawaii. they put a small dome on top of a volcano and kept six so-called astronauts locked inside for a year. the goal was to track the
effects of such a long mission on the people inside. it must have been a success, because nay came out smiling. an excited crowd gathered sunday in hawaii to welcome this six person crew become to earth after they spent a year on mars. or more accurately, after they simulated living a year on mars. they have actually been spending all their time in a solar powered dome on the side of a volcano in hawaii part of the nasa funded program, high seas. >> it was really exciting to be able to welcome the crew back to earth. last august the group including an architect, astro biologist, aerospace engineer came across the globe to live in the 1500 square foot dome. over 12 months, limited food and water. used computer with 20 minute delay to communicate with the
outside world. >> i'm super excited. the first time we get to be outside without wearing a space suit. everything is different. >> what is going on? >> the fourth and longest time, high seas has performed this type of mission. >> a mission to mars is going to be a complex system of systems. >> kim benstad is principal investigator of the project. >> some of the systems are going to be technological. some are human. it is just as bad if the human part of the system fails as if a rocket blows up. >> reporter: based on this experiment, the crew is optimistic about travel to mars. they say they would make the trip themselves, if they could. >> i can give you my personal impression. which is that a mission to mars in the close feature is realistic. >> the program is run by the university of hawaii, manoa, and currently accepting applications for next year's eight month mission.
welcome back. funeral arrangements haven't been announced for actor gene wilder. a look back at his life and career. >> reporter: gene wilder was able to merge manic gentle sides into a lovable on screen persona. to fans of every age he leaves behind a comic legacy of pure imagination. ♪ if you want to view paradise >> reporter: like this iconic willie wonka character, actor, writer director who loved to keep surprising his audience and himself. born jerome silverman in milwaukee, wisconsin, wilder
discovered his life's passion at an early age. >> but i always had that basic confidence that if i wanted to, i could make people laugh. >> look at that. >> steady as a rock. >> but i shoot with this hand. >> reporter: wilder's comic persona found the perfect collaborator in director mels brooks. they subverted the western with blazing saddles and paid tribute to vintage hollywood with young frankenstein. >> my creation! >> reporter: that film garnered both an oscar nomination. it was their first collaboration, "the producers" that gave wilder his oscar nomination for best supporting actor. >> i'm wet! i'm wet! i'm hysterical and i'm wet! >> reporter: brooks offered condolences on twitter. gene wilder, one of the truly great talents of our time. he blessed every film he did with his magic and he blessed me with his friendship. >> that's right. that's right. we bad. >> reporter: another frequent collaborator was comedian
richard prior. >> there was a chemistry with richard that i didn't know was going to happen. he certainly didn't know it was going to happen. but it happened. >> reporter: the onscreen chemistry with comedienne gilda radner continued offscreen, married from 1984 until her death from ovarian cancer five years later. wilder attended the u.s. open in 2013, the same year he was diagnosed with alzheimers disease according to a family member, wilder never lost his life afirming personality. as he told cbs sunday morning in 2005 he lived life with no regrets. >> i am very happy where i am. i don't want to change anything.
captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, august 31st, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." when mexico sends its people, they are not sending their best. they are bringing drugs. they are bringing crime. they are rapists. >> his campaign started by slamming mexicans and he spent months calling for a wall on the mexican border but, today, donald trump heads to mexico to meet the president, just hours before he is set to give what he calls a major speech on immigration. dueling