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coming up, tonight on "cbs evening news" at 11:00, the broadway show hamilton is holding a new round of so- called open editions but the show is singled out in what is supposed to have adversity. more on the casting twofers coming up at 11:00. "cbs evening news" is next. pelley: the front-runner says the charge against his campaign manager is trumped up. >> he was very, very seriously maligned and i think it's very unfair. >> pelley: also tonight, the president takes aim at the heroin epidemic, and we'll show you a program that's working. an alert gun shop owner may have stopped a massacre. >> the look in his eye, i'm-- i mean, he just-- there was something about him. there was definitely something about him. >> pelley: and we'll remember former television and film star
patty duke. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this evening, donald trump says he stands by his campaign manager, corey lewandowski, after police filed misdemeanor charges against him today. lewandowski was charged in florida with what's called simple battery for allegedly grabbing the arm of a reporter. trump said a security video proves that his manager is innocent, but the police saw the same pictures differently. here's major garrett. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: the incident occurred after a press conference at trump national golf club on march 8. trump's own surveillance video obtained by jupiter, florida, police shows trump making his way through the ballroom. next to trump in yilo is michelle fields, then a reporter for the conservative web site breitbart news. behind her, campaign manager
according to the police report, "lewandowski then grabbed fields' left arm, causing her to turn and step back." fields later tweeted this photo of bruises she attributed to lewandowski's action. lewandowski respondedly at the time by tweeting, "i never touched you," and calling fields delusional. today, trump stood by him and suggested fields was in the wrong writing, why is she allowed to grab me and shout questions? i can press charges?" lewandowski flew to wisconsin today aboard the trump campaign jet. it was there trump met with reporters. >> if you look at that tape, he was very, very seriously matienzo lined, and i think it's very unfair. >> reporter: lewandowski is often at trump's side and received special praiseafter trump won the florida primary. >> corey, good job, corey. >> reporter: lewandowski, 42, say father of four. he's run unsuccessfully for office in his native massachusetts and work forward conservative political groups. as a congressional aide, he was
unloded gun into a capitol hill building. trump's rival ted cruz called today's developments troubling. >> and this is the consequence of the culture of the trump campaign, the abusive culture. when you have a campaign that is built on personal insults, on attacks, and now physical violence. >> reporter: john kasich agreed. >>agreed. >> if it was me, if i was in this circumstance, would take eye would take some sort of action, either suspension or firing. >> reporter: a simple battery charge in florida carries a possible sentence of a year in jail, a year of probation, and up to a $1,000 fine. scott, lewandowski turned himself in this morning and was ordered to appear in court may 4. >> pelley: major garrett, thanks. democrats were in the court of public opinion with their verdict, and julianna goldman is covering. >> ultimately, the responsibility is mr. trump's. >> reporter: hillary clinton today said the charge against corey lewandowski is more evidence that donald trump has
>> he is like a political arsonist. he has set some fires, and then, you know, people have acted in ways that i think are deplorable, and, therefore, he has to be held responsible. >> reporter: with her delegate lead over bernie sanders becoming increasingly insurmountable, clinton has begun to turn to the general election. >> it's not just officive when you hear the republicans say some of the things they say. it's dangerous. >> reporter: but sanders is still riding high after his three weekend victories and told an overflow crowd the democratic race is far from over. >> what momentum is about is seeing young people by the millions getting involved in the political process. ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: clinton hopes to eventually win over those passionate young voters who will be key in november, but according to cbs news exit polls, 66% would be dissatisfied
narrowing the enthusiasm gap is even more difficult with continued questions about clinton's use of a private e-mail server. scott, in addition to the ongoing f.b.i. investigation, a federal judge ruled today that clinton and her top aides could also be questioned in one of the related civil cases. >> pelley: julianna goldman on the campaign tonight. juliana, thank you. today, president obama said that america's addiction to pain killers is as grat a threat as terrorism. each day,78 americans died from overose doeses of opiods, which includes prescription drugs and heroin. mark strassmann saw the fight on the front lines. >> we have a 22-year-old female breathing, unconscious. >> reporter: six minutes-- that's the goal in plymouth, massachusetts, six minutes for e.m.t.s to get a call. an opiod overdose and get the victim breathing again. this 22-year-old woman took heroin and fell unconscious. >> i've never had to give mouth to mouth to anybody before.
doing it right. >> reporter: her friend, jocelyn benvie, revived her and called 911. >> it's really scary when you see your friend not breathing with purple lips and you don't know what you can do to help. >> reporter: plymouth, population 56 show, is nicknamed "america's hometown." 25 people here died from heroin overdoses last year. across the country, opiod deaths, whether caused by pain pills or heroin, jumped 372% from 2000 to 2014. that's why, while president obama attended a heroin summit in atlanta, it was announced the government is distributing $11 million to states to purchase the overdose-reversal drubl often called narcan. in cities like plymouth, 911 calls for overdoses are up 500% in two years. on weekends, it's as many as four a day. e.m.t. jeff jacobsen: >> the mean age of the overdose is dropping into the low 20s.
old. >> reporter: davis owen was 20 when the former georgia high school class president died from a heroin overdose. missy owen is davis' mother. >> all these kids that are davis. they're high achievers. they're fun. they're beautiful kids from exceptional families. and they're dropping like flies. >> reporter: in all, the president proposed an additional $1.1 billion to combat this addiction. that's triple current fund, scott, but this issue is still, in the president's words, grossly under-resourced. >> pelley: mark strassmann in atlanta tonight. mark, thank you. well, when pregnant women are heroin addicts, their babies are, too. dr. jon lapook found a program that's saving lives. >> i started started on opiates like pain pills, and by 19, i was, like, a full-blown heroin addict. >> reporter: what was that like?
like, i didn't take care of myself. i didn't care of my kids. like, i lost custody of both of them. >> reporter: 25-year-old chelsea blackburn was still using heroin last june when she found out she was pregnant again. >> does this boy have a name? >> reporter: she decided to get help from the magee women's hospital of university of pittsburgh medical center, which started the pregnancy recovery center in 2014. the hospital had been inundated with pregnant heroin addicts, 350 in 2012 alone. program director dr. dennis english. >> what we were seeing was an ever-increasing number of patients addicted to opiods coming here to deliver and we saw these numbers increasing every year. >> reporter: it's an out-patient program and women are gradually tapered off heroin with a drug that sphietz the craving for opiods without causing a high. women take the drug at home, and are required to get drug tested every two weeks. they also receive counseling and
pregnancy. >> 36 beautiful centimeters. >> reporter: so far, more than 130 women have been admitted to the program. >> yay! >> reporter: and 60% are made it through. 27-year-old lindsay duggan completedly the program in 2014 while pregnant with twins and remains clean. >> you're proud of yourself, but you're also hesitant because you've got to stay on stop of it. you don't want to get too confident because that's when it creeps back in. i mean, every day it's just eight tango with addiction, trying to keep wraps on it. >> reporter: without this treatment, up to 80% of babies of opiate use version withdrawal symptoms when they're born. through this program btwo-thirds of the babies born are not >> pelley: jon lapook, thank you, jon. today, there were americans on board when a man hijacked an egypt air jet and forced it to land in cyprus. stephen hamm is there. >> reporter: the hijacker
claiming to be wearing a suicide belt. named by sipriate officials as seif eldin mustafa, an egyptian citizen, he allowed most of the passengers to leave the plane, including samy mirham from new york, who was on holiday with his two-year-old son justin. >> everybody was scared. it's a bomb. it's no joke. >> reporter: everybody was screaming? >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> reporter: and what did you think? >> i think i die and my wife, too. i and i have a son. >> reporter: but the hijacker kept five crew members and five european passengers as hostages. one of the crew members told us she acted as a negotiator as the hijacker demanded the release of 63 female prisoners in egypt. other reports suggested he wanted to speak to his ex-wife, who lives in cyrus. after a five-hour ordeal, all of the hostages were allowed to go free.
through the cockpit. the hijacker walked calmly on to the tarmac where he was arrested. the suicide belt, it then emerged, was a fake. the standoff brought back memories of the passenger plane brought down in egypt last october, killing 224 people. isis later claimed responsibility. perhaps because of that, egyptian authorities released this video to show that safety protocols were followed when the hijacker passed through airport security. the egyptian aviation minister told us today that the hijacking was, in his words, a scary joke because the suicide belt wasn't real. but, scott, the passengers we managed to speak with afterwards said that they thought they were going to die. >> pelley: stephen hamm on the scene in cyprus. holly, thank you.
antonin scalia likely changed the outcome of a major case. it dealt with the california teachers union, which requires nonmembers to pay dues because they, too, benefit from collective bargaining. well, conservative justices seemed ready to strike down that union rule, but in scalia's absence today, the court split 4-4, so a lower court ruling will stand. that court found that the unions have the right to bill nonmembers. in detroit today, a dozen school principals were charged in a million-dollar scheme to defraud an education system that is already on the brink of collapse. here's dean reynolds. >> reporter: it's bad enough that detroit public schools are so financially strapped that children attend class in moldy, rodent-infested buildings and have to wear their coats indoors to ward off the cold. but now comes word that many of their principals allegedly have been on the take for years.
alleged scheme that's been investigated for the last two years involved a 12 current and former principals, plus a vendor, allstate sales, owned by 74-year-old norman shy. barbara mcquade is the u.s. attorney who said shy was the central figure. >> the scheme worked like this-- he would submit fraudulent invoices for school supplies. the principals would approve those invoices, and then he would provide some but not all of the goods that he promised to sell. in exchange for approving these fraudulent invoices, norman shy paid bribes to these principals. >> reporter: she called the case a real punch in the gut. >> the bribes were paid in the forms of cash, gift cards, and checks, sometimes to third parties or business-- businesses owned by the principals. >> there is an amazing school in detroit that's getting national attention right now. >> reporter: last month, ellen degeneres announced donations
dollars to spruce up spain elementary and middle school, where ronald alexander is the principal. >> i am with the most amazing man, the principal of spain elementary school, mr. alexander. say hi to ellen. >> hello, ellen! >> reporter: alexander is one of those principals now facing charges. alexander allegedly pocketed $23,000 in kickbacks from the vindor, scott, while other payoffs to principals ranged from a loaf of $4,000 to a high of $194,000. >> pelley: dean reynolds reporting. dean, thank you. coming up, a man who refused to take money may have prevented a bloodbath. and patients patients are turned away after a massive attack on hospital computers when the cbs evening news continues. people say i'm getting better. no one's ever said that. but i'd like to keep being terrible at golf for as long as i can.
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logan, ohio. >> reporter: he had his finger on the trigger? >> he actually had his finger on the trigger. >> reporter: a gut feeling prevented john downs dpr selling a gun to 25-year-old james howard. >> just the look in his eye. >> reporter: what was that look like? >> i don't know. i mean, you really can't explain it. he was going to do something. >> reporter: his instincts appear to have been correct. police say it all began last monday when howard withdrew from ohio university, attacked an employee, and threatened to return with a gun. that's when he showed up here to buy a .9 millimeter rifle. this is the background check form. did howard check the box saying that he had, had mental health issues in the the the past? >> he checked it, but it said no. >> reporter: that was inaccurate. authorities say he had been involuntarily admitted to a mental health facility. though he passed the background
sale. howard then went to a walmart where police arrested him as he was trying to purchase 50 rounds of ammunition. they found a gun in his car. 41 states require or authorize some reporting of mental health. >> reporter:s to the federal database used in background checks. five states, including ohio, do not require federal reporting but keep statewide lists that are cross-referenced in gun sails. down supports more strenerous background checkses. he also said the gun industry has to police itself. >> we're taking a bad rap across the country, the gun dealers, gun manufacturers, you know. guns aren't all bad. it's in-- whose hands are they in? that's what's bad. >> reporter: scott, all of this points to continued problems with background checks because dedespite howard's documented problems with mental health, none of it was flagged in his background check. >> pelley: adriana diaz, thanks. another hospital chain has been
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>> pelley: today, some patients in the washington area were turned away after an attack on a hospital chain's computer system. kris van cleave is looking into this. >> reporter: the crippling cyber attack hit 10 medstar facilities throughout the washington region and prompted the health provider to shut down its computer systems to prevent further intrusions. georgetown hospital. >> yeah, everything's shut down here. so there's paper. everything's by hand today. >> reporter: while the hospitals have stayed open, it's been slow, and some patients reported having their appointments canceled. >> i'm like, okay, but you can still write things down. >> reporter: when the doctor's office tried to cancel on barbara gray's husband, she said no way. >> i just don't think it's to the point that you can't see your doctor because before electronics we wrote things down, write it down. >> reporter: medstar says significant progress is being
so far the hospital is calling the virus mal wear but a speakes woman would not deny the possibility it was so-called ransomware, a malicious program allowing hackers to hold a computer system hostage for a price. last month, a california hospital paid $17,000 in ransom to regain access to its medical records. >> that's like negotiating with terrorists. >> reporter: dr. john halamka is the chief technology officer at beth israel deaconess health systems in boston. last year, he took us inside one of the hospital group's secure data centers. >> many hospitals have not invested in security so they're just more vulnerable. but now that we have an example of a hospital willing to pay, we are going to see more ransomware than ever. >> reporter: halamka says even if it isn't ransomware, hackers see the value in medical records that are rich in personal information like social security numbers. scott, so far, medstar says there's no reason to believe patient or employee data have been compromised. >> pelley: kris van cleave in the washington newsroom. kris, thank you.
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>> pelley: patty duke, the academy award-inning actress, died today at a hospital in idaho. the cause was a severe infection from a ruptured intestine. carter evans has her story. meet kathie who's lived most everywhere >> reporter: patty duke may be best remembered for the two starring roles she played on the 1960 sitcom named after her, "the patty duke show." but they're cousins >> reporter: she portrayed patty lane and her genetically unexplainable identical cousin for three highly rated seasons. >> what do you think i am, some kind of a kook? >> reporter: born anna marie
her broadway debut at age 12 as helen keller in "the miracle worker." she reprized that role on film, and at 16, became, at that time, the youngest oscar winner ever. >> patty duke. >> reporter: duke also endured a life-struggle with bipolar disorder and was outspoken about it writing two books that chronicled her battles with mental illness. duke spent her later years as an activist for various causes, including aids research, and in 2010, she reunite well the cast of the "the patty duke show" in a public service ad for social security. >> i've got the pie. >> and i got my medicare. >> reporter: most recently, duke appeared with her son, actor and director, sean aston, in a 2012 independent film "amazing love." >> sometimes i don't know what to do with her. >> well, teenagers. >> reporter: this morning,