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with the league. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. an intense week-long manhunt in california ended today with the arrest of two escaped fugitives. the men, who were being held on charges that included murder and torture, broke out of a maximum security jail? nsouthern california eight days ago. they were recaptured today 400 miles north of that jail. outside a whole foods market in san francisco. a third inmate who had escaped with them, surrendered yesterday. more now from carter evans in los angeles. >> i think i did a big whoop in the air, you know. >> reporter: orange county sheriff sandra hutcheppens says the two remaining fugitives were discovered after a man spotted their stolen van in a whole foods park lot.
in the van, according to san francisco police officer. >> it was clear to us these people were armed and dangerous. when we conducted a search of the man, we did find rounds inside. we're still looking for a weapon if they had one. >> reporter: the third escapee, bac duong, had already returned to southern california. he turned nims on friday. the inmates broke out from the orange county men's central jail eight days ago after they cut through a steel screen, snaked flew threw plumbing tunnels and repelled from the roof. a teacher who worked in the jail is accused of providing the men a google map showing the roof of the facility they used to plan their escape, and while they were on the run. >> my fear was that someone in the community was going to get hurt because they really had nothing to lose. this is one of the sheriff's worst nightmares. >> reporter: and now with the three in custody once again. >> i can say this morning that the entire state can breathe a
the focus shifts to continuing to look at where the system failed us. believe me, we will be look top to bottom on that. >> reporter: the inmates will now be returned to the same jail from which they escaped, but this time, they'll be kept in separate cells and, jim, there's $200,000 in reward money that may go to the san francisco man who tipped off police. . >> axelrod: tonight, we are just about 48 hours from the first votes being cast in campaign 2016. the. >>s.iowa caucuses take placemonday night. the latest forecast calls for snow that night, but already there is a blizzard of last-minute campaign speeches under way. major garrett is covering the republicans. >> vision is very important. you're running for president, you need vision. >> reporter: donald trump pulling away from ted cruz in recent polls here urged his gung ho crowd to show up on caucus night or risk defeat. >> we have to get out there and
this we have to do or we've all wasted our time. >> reporter: in an interview with "face the nation," trump said he's taken cruz down by raising birther questions. >> there are many lawyers coming up on the, top constitutional lawyers that ted cruz cannot run for president. he can't be president because of the fact he was born in canada. i think that has a huge effect. >> reporter: cruz contends no legal uncertainties hang over his eligibility for the presidency, and said his superior iowa organization will surprise trump. >> if we stand together, we will win the iowa caucuss. we will win the nomination, and we will win the general election in november 2016 and turn this country around. ( applause ) >> reporter: iowa republican governor terry brandstad told us g.o.p. turnout of out monday could set a record. he gave trump a lot of credit. >> i think donald trump has added a new dimension. the turnout he's gotten in place where's republicans generally don't do well. >> reporter: in sioux city,
drawing large crowds in the home stretch, faulted cruz's recent attacks on his immigration record. >> you know, ted cruz has been my friend and is. he's decided to run a very, you know, deceitful campaign at the end on some things he's saying. people see through that. >> reporter: 10 republicans held 40 events across iowa today. one of them who wasn't here, john kasich, received the endorsement of the "new york times." jim, that won't do him any good here but it could prove crucial to the kasich campaign of appealing to moderate republicans and independents in >> axelrod: major, thank you very much. on the democratic side, hillary last-minute damage control after the state department confirmed for the first time that e-mails on the former secretary of state's private server contained top secret material. nancy cordes is in carol, iowa for us tonight. >> reporter: in ames, iowa, today, hillary clinton was joined by gabby giffordss, the former arizona congresswoman who
ago. >> speaking is hard for me, but january-- come january, i want to say these two words-- madam president. ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: the powerful appearance was designed for maximum impact two days before the caucus. even as clinton's e-mail controversy threatened to take center stage. >> they contained a category of top secret information. >> reporter: on friday, the state department announced that 37 pages of clinton's private e-mails were being upgraded to one of the highest levels of classification after those e-mails sat on her private server in chappaqua, new york, for years. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: clinton downplayed the development today. >> this doesn't change anything about the fundamental facts. i never sent or received any e-mail marked classified. >> reporter: her republican opponents took a different view. >> i mean, she has to-- she's going to have to answer for all this. this is a serious matter. >> she believes she's above the law. what she did is because she
>> reporter: but her chief democratic rival, vermont senator bernie sanders steered clear saying only that there is a legal process in place which should proceed and not be politicized. in manchester, iowa, today, he was more focused on turnout. >> i would say it's a toss-up. some polls have us a little bit ahead. some sproalz had clinton a little bit ahead. virtually tied. >> reporter: clinton was endorsed by the "new york times" editorial board today. it called her one of the most qualified candidates in modern history. sanders, the paper said, has brought important issues to the forefront, like income inequality, but does not possess clinton's experience, jim. >> axelrod: nancy cordes, thank you very much. disgraced general and former c.i.a. director david petreaus will not be demoted. petraeus was forced to resign in 2012 after admitting to an affair with his biographer. but as julianna goldman reports, defense secretary ashton carter
four stars and pull pension. >> reporter: in a three-sentence all right sent to the leaders of the senate armed services committee the pentagon said an army review recommended no additional action and secretary carter considered this matter closed. the decision largely ends the saga surrounding the retired four-star general who last year admitted to giving his biographer and lover, paula broadwell, several notebooks he knew contained highly classified information and initially lying about it to f.b.i. >> i can only say again how sorry i am to let-- to those i let down. >> reporter: as carter weighed whether to demote david petreaus and reduce his military pension by $40,000 a year, a number of lawmakers in both parties came to his defense. in a letter earlier this month, senators john mccain and jack reed said petraeus apologized and shouldn't face additional punishment. the former c.i.a. director's fate also comes up on the campaign trail. >> if there's an effort to take a star away from general
the senate can push back, i will push back. >> absolutely. i mean, look, the man's a patriot. he made a mistake. he's paid a price. >> reporter: some republican candidates, like ted cruz and donald trump, have seized on petraeus' case by comparing it to the controversy over hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail server and whether she knowingly sent or received classified information. >> they've destroyed him, and yet hillary's flying safe, and she did 100 times worse than what he did. >> reporter: there were other considerations for carter as he weighed the decision. jim, by not punishing petraeus, it may now send a message to the military's rank and file that the most decorated of soldiers are protected, knowing that lower ranking officers have faced harsher punishments for misconduct, including handling classified information. >> axelrod: julianna goldman covering for us tonight in washington. thump. president obama is making his first presidential visit to an american mosque. he is set to visit an islamic center in baltimore on wednesday
denounce anti-muslim rhetoric. facebook is banning the private sale of guns on its web site and also on instagram. the social media sites don't sell guns directly, but as anna werner explains, they have served as busy online marketplaces. >> reporter: search for "guns for sale" in facebook groups and what comes up is a long list of places to find and buy a gun. many are private sales between individuals, and that's what facebook said in a statement will now be banned. it's a policy change sought by groups like moms demand action for gun sense in america for at least two years. shannon watts is the group's founder. >> in this case, clearly, by saying that they will not sanction the sale of guns without any kind of background check through private transactions on their soc media platforms they're truly saying the precedent that we hope other businesses will follow as well.
cover licensed gun dealers, who are required to run background checks. but some gun sale niewp grooup members weren't happy about the change one posting, "there's nothing wrong with what our group disw. as long as we use good common sense to sell firemens we as legal firemens openers should bible, loud to barter." another said, "if facebook want nose guns, they will only make it increasingly difficult for us to exercise our rights." well, we tried to contact a number of people who have pages, or have commented online, and the n.r.a. we got no sense from either, jim. >> axelrod: anna, thank you very much. health officials released some devastating new numbers about the reach of the zika virus in south america. more than 2100 pregnant women have now been infected in colombia. the mosquito-borne virus has been linked to a major birth defect affecting brain development in the womb. denmark has a new policy in
it is controversial. as charlie d'agata reports, the government there can now seize migrants' valuables as they enter the country, anything worth $1500 or more. >> reporter: when zarifa abdullah and her four children arrived in denmark, she had nothing left. "we used to have everything," she said. "a house, cars, jewelry. we had to sell it all," before she left iraq asyria. and now, under the new law, the danish government can seize any cash and valuables worth more than $1500 to help pay for her family's upkeep. but she left her husband behind in turkey, and the new bill also makes seeing him much harder. it blocks migrants from bringing immediate family members to denmark for at least three years. michala bendixen, who helps migrants apply for asylum, says delaying a family reunion is just cruel. >> make a law like this is so
i don't really-- i don't know how you can do things like that. >> reporter: but denmark is struggling to cope with an influx of more than 20,000 refugees last year, one of the highest per capita in europe. politician marcus knuth. so this is a deterrent. >> you could tut putt it that way. it sounds very tough, but the alternative is we simply don't have enough empty beds. we don't have enough space. >> reporter: the government says making migrant help pay for their stay is only fair. danish citizens on welfare also have to give up their cash to qualify. but bendixen said it's not about the money. >> the cost of an asylum seeker in denmark is so much bigger than what anyone is carrying on them. it's ridiculous. it's a symbolic way of scaring people away. that's the purpose of it. >> reporter: zarifa told us the new laws would not have
when you have nothing left, there's nothing left to lose. charlie d'agata, cbs news, copenhagen. >> axelrod: still ahead, new water worries in flint, michigan. filters given to some families may not be working. and the thermostat stays down in this king's castle when the cbs evening news continues. an equity summary score that consolidates the stock ratings of top analysts into a single score... and $7.95 online u.s. equity trades, lower than td ameritrade, schwab, and e-trade, you realize the smartest investing idea isn't just what you invest in, but who you invest with. look, the wolf was huffing and puffing. like you do sometimes, grandpa? well, when you have copd, it can be hard to breathe.
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distributed by the state. >> it's really important that everyone get their water tested. >> reporter: according to health officials, water lead levels at 39 rs sites were considered safe, despite concerning levels will at some calm. >> we're confident this will work. >> reporter: the problems began when flint switched its water source from the great lakes to flint river. for more than a year, lead leached from the pipes because the city failed to add anticorrosion chemicals to the water. at least 100 children have tested positive for high leveles of toxic lead in their blood. >> my hair's falling out. my blood tests are a mess. i was healthy. >> reporter: resident melissa mays has been outspoken by the tainted water. she said she was horrified pie the new lead readings. >> there's no trust. there's no trust in the filters. there's no trust in the state and what the community is doing at this point. >> reporter: of. >> reporter: health officials
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nhl's most brutal fighters, john scott has spent a career causing pain and suffering. so when fans voted him a captain at the nhl's all-star game they worried it would hurt the league's image. here's contessa brewer. >> reporter: john scott was never supposed to land in the all-star game. he was an enforcer, a so-called goon, hired for his muscles not his hockey skills. >> i'm not a normal all-star. i'm moreave grinder in and out of the lineup, kind of a fourth line guy and i obviously fight and i do pretty well at that. >> reporter: pat iverson covers the nhl. you wrote that john scott is bad. if he's so bad how did he end up as captain of the pacific team at the all-stars? . >> well the nhl left the fan vote up to the internet. why don't we pick the worst player we can possibly think of. and that happened to be john scott. >> reporter: the nhl wanted hockey stars, not brawlers. in fact, the league is trying to
they and his team, the arizona coyotes, asked scott to bow out. he refused, and thinks he was punished. >> my g.m. kind of pulled me aside at the rink said, "hey, john, i got some bad news. we traded you to the montreal canadien." so it came as kind of a shock. >> reporter: trade and then immediately sent to the minors in newfoundland. that meant scott was no longer eli didn't believe to play in the all-stars. how did the fans react to the john scott trade? >> it was-- it was swift and very-- very angry. his wife is pregnant with twins, and the little guy getting kind of shoved around by the big wigs of the league. >> reporter: so the nhl backtracked, invited scott back him in. win. that would mean he would take money. that might come in handy, now that his major league career is in jeopardy. >> if this is it, i can kind of maybe step away from hockey.
>> that's a train. where did that come from? >> reporter: for now, the unlikely all-star is focused on enjoying his farfetched moment in the spotlight. >> it's kind of weird that i'm here, and definitely kind of an anomaly. >> reporter: maybe, but exactly how hockey fans like it. contessa brewer, cbs news, new york. >> axelrod: still ahead, talk
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>> axelrod: we close tonight in a winter wonderland. in the last week, many people in the east have been reminded just how brutal winter can be, but for one businessman, winter is the time to sit pretty in a kingdom of his own design. here's jamie yuccas. >> reporter: piece by piece, day and night, this colorful mountain is molded into a masterpiece. it is manmade, using icicles, nearly a quarter million of them. >> i've got to be one of the luckiest guys in the world, really. >> reporter: it began as a hobby for brent christensen seven years ago. >> the kid and i would go out and build igloos and ice rinks and i just was fortunate enough to stumble upon the idea use using icicles and spraying water as a way to build these structures.
to a now $million-dollar business. they are creating parks in minnesota, and new hampshire. warm weather forced a late start in new hampshire. his team of 20 artisans worked 14-hour days spraying five million gallons of water in temperature as low as two degrees. it opened last weekend and offers chills and thrills for all ages. >> we've got slides. we've got mazes made out of ice and slot canyons and crawl tubes. >> reporter: this park is open day and night with the help of thousands of embedded l.e.d. light. >> they get gfrom a light to a blue to a green, and then we even have them synchronized to music. >> reporter: work continues on the sculptures throughout the season. some will grow to as high as 40 feet. >> to actually share it with other people and also make a living from it is-- i can't think of anybody i'd want to trade places with. it's really amazing. >> reporter: he's the king of