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metro. new at 6:00, boulder tries to curb beer pong tables captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: calling it quits, hillary clinton's top aide huma abedin splits with former congressman anthony weiner after he is caught up in another sexting scandal. also tonight a wild scene at lax. >> it was chaotic. we saw just a mob, a crowd running towards us. time this month, reports of gunfire touch off panic at a major u.s. airport raising concerns about security. takata is linked to another death, this time a truck carrying air bag inflators explodes and levels a house. and remembering gene wilder and his comedy from willie wonka to young frankenstein. >> that's frankenstein. >> o'donnell: sorry, frankenstein.
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this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> o'donnell: good evening, scott is off tonight. i'm norah o'donnell. it is about the last thing hillary clinton's campaign needed, a scandal involving the husband of her top aide huma abedin. anthony weiner, the former new york congressman was caught sexting again. today abedin announced she's splitting with him. donald trump wasted no time using the scandal to attack clinton. here's nancy cordes. >> we are moving forward. >> reporter: abedin stood by weiner the first time he was caught, and the second, and the third. but today the new york post published a suggestive photo he had sent to a woman as his toddler's son lay next to him within hours abedin released a statement from the hamptons where clinton has been fundraising. after long and painful consideration and work on my
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husband, abedin wrote. anthony and i remain devoted to doing what is best for our son who is the light of our life. weiner's troubles date back to 2011 when he accidentally tweeted another racy photo of himself. was that a picture of you? >> well, the main question a lot of people are asking is, did i send the photograph. i did not. >> reporter: the outspoken congressman eventually owned up and resigned. >> i have done things i deeply regret. >> ror support, he attempted a comeback with a failed bid for new york mayor. immortalized in an intimate documentary. abedin is so close to the clintons that her wedding was officiated by the former president. but her relationship with the clinton's has also landed her at the center of lawsuits and congressional investigations as critics argue that her role at the nexus of the state department and the clinton foundation blurred ethical lines.
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>> i don't like huma going home at night and telling anthony weiner all of these secrets. >> reporter: trump couldn't resist weighing in on the separation today accusing clinton of bad judgment for having someone like weiner in her orbit. we noticed that weiner has deleted his twitter account, about five and a half years too late. >> o'donnell: and tonight no longer appears in the orbit. an trump is having problems of his own including questions about where exactly he stands on illegal immigration. after he backed off a vow to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants. trump will try to clarify in a speech wednesday in phoenix. here's major garrett. >> equal protection under the law must include the consistent application of our immigration laws. >> reporter: donald trump accuses president obama and indirectly hillary clinton, of
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runaway illegal border crossings and no serious deportation policy. >> hillary clinton wants to have a totally open border, where people could just pour in and take your jobs. >> reporter: but more mexicans left the u.s. than came here between 2009 and 2014. and statistics appear to show the obama administration has deported more undocumented immigrants than the two previous administrations. advocates for undocumented immigrants like janet mergia of the national council of la raza argue current policy is harsh and a trump administration would be worse. >> you have called president obama the deporter-in-chief. what would president trump be? >> i guess he would be the exhorter-in-chief, exhorting extreme policies, extreme rhetoric that would be very scary and frightening. >> we will use immigration law to prevent crimes and we will
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>> reporter: trump says he would prioritize deportations of criminals. president obama has said the same thing. in 2015, 59% of deported immigrants committed a crime in the u.s. trump's campaign manager kellyanne conway. >> he will enforce the law. that is a novel concept in washington d.c. where they just like to layer law on top of law and never enforce what we have. >> reporter: obama-era deportation statistics include those captured at or near the border. something no previous administration counted as a deportation. norah, trump points instead to a 40% decline in deportations of immigrants found more than 100 miles from the border as evidence current laws are not being enforced. >> o'donnell: all right, major garrett, thank you. we turn now to john dickerson, our cbs news political director and moderator of "face the nation." john, what does the trump campaign hope to achieve with this new speech on wednesday about his immigration proposals?
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have been on the sidelines because they think he's too risky. but he has to do it in a way that doesn't trade away his base who love his blunt authenticity, particularly on the issue of immigration that he will speak about later this week. but that leads to confusion. a couple of weeks ago donald trump said he would not pivot just before he pivoted to a new strategy. so on immigration while he says he's not changing, but at the same time he is. during the primaries he said he would deport the 11 million undocumented immigrants "so fast your head would spin." thatis now his campaign is stressing that he's wrestling with the details. so the emphasis is no longer on the swiftness but on how he's weighing the details. the problem is too big a shift and he will enrage conservatives who are skeptical about politicians who wobble, but too little of a change and he will do nothing to spark a reconsideration by those nervous gop voters on the sidelines. >> o'donnell: labor day is just around the corner, the
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what issues does the clinton campaign need to deal with? >> well, hillary clinton wants to keep donald trump from pivoting. she wants to keep everyone think being him in the most negative form. that is one challenge. the other is she has to deal with stories that might exacerbate her great weakness which is on the question of trust. that means any of these news stories about her email server or about the easy relationship between the clinton foundation and the state department. she has to keep all the focus off of that because it gets to that central question voters have about her which is her trustworthiness. >> o'donnell: and today her campaign had to deal with the of her top aides huma abedin and the embarrassing texts that her husband sent. does that change things? >> i don't think it changes anything. voters are worried about bigger issues and i think also we're still a pretty long way away from voting. and there are so many more news cycles to come. this will probably be forgotten. >> o'donnell: a smaller distraction, john dickerson, thank you. >> thanks, norah. >> o'donnell: there is a tropical storm warning up tonight for the north carolina coast from cape lookout to
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a storm offshore is expected to strengthen and make landfall late tomorrow. it could bring as much as five inches of rain. heavy rain and hail caused flash flooding today in colorado springs. streets became rushing rivers. it came on so quickly, drivers got stuck. their cars had to be pulled out of the flood waters. the epidemic of gun violence in chicago has claimed another victim. this time the cousin of chicago bulls star dwayne wade. here's dean reynolds. >> reporter: 32-year-old nykea aldridge was on her way home from registering one of her four children at school on friday, pushing a stroller with her one month old baby along a sidewalk on chicago's south side when she took her last step. she wasn't the shooter's target but she's dead all the same. eddie johnson is the police superintendent. >> she wasn't aware that her short life would stand as an example for what is a clear
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>> reporter: the two arrested suspects are convicted felons, brothers with known gang connections, yet neither served their full sentences. one got out in february, the other just a little over two weeks ago. to keep prisons from overcrowding, most gun offenders serve only 50% of their sentence here. mayor rahm emanuel says that must change. >> we keep coming upon the same things. repeat gun offenders who continually run in and out of the criminal justice system with no consequences. who are back on the streets, >> reporter: in only the most serious crimes such as murder, do offenders serve more than half their sentences. emanuel and the police are pushing for higher bonds to keep repeat gun offenders offer the streets while awaiting trial and if convicted they want mandatory minimum sentences that would remove judicial discretion. >> whatever punishment they get, then they should have to abide by that and serve their time. that's the bottom line.
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so, so sweet, taken away from us. >> reporter: and nykea aldridge not been related to a famous basketball player, it's unlikely her murder would have drawn so much attention. after all, norah, hers was just one of 11 murders the "chicago tribune" counted over the course of this past weekend. rounding out the most violent month chicago has experienced in >> o'donnell: dean reynolds, thank you. more than 280 flights were delayed in los angeles last night and at least 27 others were diverted when lax descended into pandemonium because of a security scare. mireya villarreal has the story. >> reporter: with guns drawn, lax airport police detained a man carrying a plastic sword dressed as zorro.
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police were flooded with calls about an active shooter and gunshots in terminal eight. >> reporter: the report turned out to be false but panic spread quickly to other terminals, as well as on social media. passengers ran in all directions dragging luggage and carrying children to safety. >> all of a sudden there was screaming around us, there say and everyone was starting to storm and run down the stairs. it was just crazy. >> reporter: some travelers ended up on the tarmac. >> why are we running? >> security said to run. >> reporter: lax assistant police chief david maggard said most passengers left on their own. >> these are difficult situations. because there were multiple reports of something that was very significant and potentially very dangerous. >> reporter: two weeks ago, another false alarm played out
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questions whether the right protocols are in place to prevent this kind of mayhem. >> people left the airport in a chaotic fashion. they ended up exiting, in some cases out on the tarmac, in other cases on to open roadways where they put themselves possibly in physical harm. and that itself is a breakdown in public safety. >> reporter: things seem to be running smoothly here at lax. in all, 281 flights were delayed. and two were cancelled. w came in that shots were being fired here at the airport, the lax police department was able to send out text message notification telling anyone within a five mile radius to stay away from this area for their own safety. >> o'donnell: all right, mireya, thank you so much. there was more heavy fighting today along the turkey-syria border. but it's not going quite the way the u.s. wants. holly williams on the dilemma posed by america's friends who are foes.
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against isis last week. sending tanks and syrian rebel fighters over its border and into the town of jarablus. turkey is a close u.s. ally and the operation was backed up by turkish and american air strikes. but after an easy victory against isis, the syrian rebels headed further south to take on kurdish fighters. turkey views the kurdish group as terrorists. backed by the u.s. they work together with american special forces. and we have seen them up close, stripping away territory from isis. so now two u.s.-backed groups who were both supposed to be fighting islamic extremists are instead clashing with each other. this video appears to show members of the kurdish group
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america's special envoy for the fight against isis brett mcgurk tweeted today the clashes are unacceptable, calling on all sides to stand down. the u.s. says the kurdish fighters are withdrawing from the contested area. but norah, this isn't the first time that u.s.-backed groups have clashed, and the more they fight each other, the longer it will take them to combat isis. >> o'donnell: holly williams in jacking up the price of its epi- pen allergy treatment, the drug company mylan said today it plans to sell a generic version and it will cost about $300. that is half of the branded epi- pen's list price, but triple what it cost in 2008. coming up next, a link between a company that made defective air bags and a deadly house
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>> o'donnell: today japan's takata corporation confirmed a truck carrying air bag inflators and a volatile chemical blew up last week in texas. one woman was killed. here's kris van cleave. >> reporter: the blast leveled a home shooting pieces of the tractor trailer and its contents up to a mile. ten homes in a two-mile radius reported damage. not much is left of the semi. it was hauling takata air bag inflators and a volatile propellant. the maverick county texas sheriff said the scene looked lake a bomb weff part of the engine flew at least 30 yards ending up in a house. after a two-day search, police determined 67 year old lucilla robles died in the blast that destroyed her home. they say it happened around 2:15 last monday morning out the sparsely populated town of quemado. it went offer the road and crashed near a home. he and a passenger were able to get out before the explosion which damaged a suv with two
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san antonio. this accident comes as takata faces one of the largest recalls in u.s. history stemming from detective air bag inflators that can explode sending metal shrapnel into the cabin of a car. these accidents have killed at least 13 people. transportation secretary anthony foxx today expressed concern about this crash. and we are just learning that federal safety investigators have joined the case. norah, in a statement to cbs news, takata says it has strict procedures when it comes to the transportation of its products regulatory requirements. >> o'donnell: kris, thank you so much. still ahead, few singers have sold as many records as this man. we'll remember juan gabriel next.
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lucy's skeleton had breaks in her arm, shoulder, ankle and knee. fans are paying tribute to one of latin music's biggest stars. juan gabriel died yesterday of a heart attack. a memorial is growing at gabriel's star on the hollywood walk of fame. and hundreds gathered to sing his songs in juarez, mexico, where he grew up. he sold more than 100 million records in his career. one of his biggest hits "eternal love." ? ? ? ? ? ? juan gabriel was 66. in a moment, we will let gene wilder get the last laugh. ? i used to look like gary cooper. ? come mix where rockefellers walk with sticks or umbrellas."
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>> o'donnell: actor and writer gene wilder died overnight from complications of alzheimer's disease. he was 83. wilder brought us so many classic comedy moments, just the mention of his name could make you laugh. here's john blackstone with some of those moments. >> give my creation life! >> reporter: with his wild hair and often manic persona, gene wilder gave life to a long list of hilarious and hysterical characters from the mad h scientist in "young frankenstein." >> my name, it's pronounced frankenstein. >> reporter: to the neurotic would-be con man in "the producers." >> nothing, i-- my blue blanket, give me my blue blanket!
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him an oscar nomination for best supporting actor. >> you must be igor. >> no, it's pronounced igor. >> reporter: he was also nominated for writing the screenplay for "young frankenstein," along with his frequent collaborator director mel brooks. together they took "blazing saddles" where no western had gone before. he could be depended on to deliver the unexpected. wilder was not the first actor considered for the starring ro in "willie wonka and the chocolate factory" in 1971. ? if you want to view paradise. >> reporter: fred astaire was reportedly in the running, but today it seems hard to imagine anyone else in what has become a children's classic. >> i didn't want to do hamlet or macbeth. i wanted to do comedy. but i wanted it to be real. but you can be real and huge at the same time. >> reporter: he had huge success in a series of collaborations with richard pryor. >> that's right, that's right,
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>> reporter: the on screen chemistry with gilda radner continued off screen. they were married from 1984 until her death from ovarian cancer five years later. he became actively involved in raising cancer awareness, helping found the gilda radner ovarian cancer detection center as well as gilda's club. but as he told cbs's sunday morning in 2005, gene wilder lived a life wh >> i'm very happy where i am. i don't want to change anything. >> reporter: john blackstone, cbs news, san francisco. >> o'donnell: you heard wilder say he had a simple rule for comedy. don't try to make it funny, try to make it real. that's the "cbs evening news," for scott pelley, i'm norah o'donnell and i will see you first thing tomorrow on "cbs this morning." goodnight. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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keeping a close eye in colorado springs, jeff doed live with the mobile weather lab. they needen front loaders to clean up all that hail. >> reporter: yaeks they are still working. ps cu we are only a mile east of downtown colorado springs. they have been working for hours trying to clear the street. we talked to city employees saying it had rained before the hail hit this area and all the drainage ended up coming right here. we talked to the man who lives in this house. his entire basement was flooded.


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