tv CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley CBS September 29, 2016 5:30pm-6:00pm MDT
captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: a deadly crash in the morning rush. >> everything shook. just shook, and everybody got quiet. >> pelley: a train packed with commuters plowed into a terminal in the shadows of new york cityt at least one person is dead, many are injured. >> i thought we were going to die. i didn't think we were going to get out. for prayers for a first grader a shot at school. >> he's a hard little fighter, and you got to continue to remember that. >> pelley: it's 40 days till the election, but the voting has b already begun. fraud at wells fargo, the c.e.o. under fire. >> something is going wrong atg this bank, and you are the head of it. h >> pelley: and, nearly half a century after two black
an they're honored today at the white house. >> how many people get to do s that, sit there and wait for the president to come to you? to say, "thank you." this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley, reporting tonight from washington. >> pelley: each day, more than a million and a half people commute into manhattan in a complex choreography that movest before the sun. . but this morning, a new jersey transit train that should have been crawling into its final stop, instead bolted through a barrier and rammed into the t waiting area of hoboken terminal, collapsing part of the century-old building. only one person was killed, but 108 others, including the engineer, were injured. jim axelrod is in hoboken, just across the hudson fromss manhattan.
of rush hour this morning in a station 15,000 commuters passmm through each day when, at 8:45, chaos engulfed the new jersey transit terminal in hoboken. this is what train number 1614, stuffed with commuters, looked like as it approached. eyewitnesses say it was moving at a high rate of speed when it failed to stop. as it entered the station, it continued beyond the tracks, sending the four cars crashing through a main concourse barrier, then launching airborne into the platform area. inside the train, passengers like kirby fisher could not believe what was happening. >> it was like a big crash. and then everything from thest ceiling just fell in. >> reporter: jamie weatherhead- saul was in the first car. >> there wasn't even a screeching, like it was halting.
and people started screaming, and it was like completelypl thrown from one area to the next. but because it was so crowded, there wasn't much-- where to go. >> reporter: thirty feet away, michael larson, a new jerseyoy transit employee, was standingat on the platform. >> it was just initially a horrendous, horrendous exploding noise and concrete dust,o electrical wires, and the train flying into the depot. killed, a woman from hoboken, was not a passenger on the trais but was standing on the platform when she was hit by debris. new york's governor andrew cuomo: >> we know what happened. we don't know why it happened. the train, obviously, came in at too high a rate of speed. it didn't stop. it went through the barriers. when you see the destruction up close, the silver lining is tha, there's only been one fatality thus far.
for something hopeful amidst all the trauma, jumped in to help. >> kaboom!lp the whole place shook, just shook. and everybody got quiet. when i turned and i ran out and i slid, i looked to the right, and i just saw people all over the ground and debris and a everything all over the place. it was like we were a family. when you say americans, man, i'm not lying. everybody, creed, color, ran and tried to help. >> reporter: that engineer who survived the crash, his name is thomas gallagher. he'sye he was taken to the hospital, but was later released, and tonight, scott, we're told mr. gallagher is, indeed,n cooperating with investigators. >> pelley: jim axelrod at the scene of the crash tonight. jim, thank you. well, the woman who was killed on the platform was a 34-year- old hoboken resident.me her name was fabiola bittar dede kroon. she was an attorney and a mothed of a young child. demarco morgan has more about
quickly arrived to treat more than 100 injured, sending at least 74 bloodied and dazed commuters to hospitals. alexis valley is five months pregnant.e she was sitting in the first car and suffered a head injury. >> i thought we were going to die. i didn't think we were going toi get out. >> nobody knew what was going on. >> reporter: david mielach was also on the train and narrowly escaped after the ceiling collapsed. did you help anybody get out of train? >> we tried to clear the way for the people that were bleeding more to ou >> reporter: a passenger on the platform shot this video of the aftermath. witnesses say many who were waiting for a train were badly hurt.. >> there were folks hobblingbb around, people holding their limbs, holding their backs and h things like that. they were definitely, definitely some bad injuries. >> reporter: at hoboken university medical center, chief medical officer dr. meika roberson says most of the injuries were non-life threatening.
the accidents-- bumps, bruises, some walking wounded, some lacerations and fractures as well. >> reporter: amy crulleitch escaped without any injuries.m >> well, i'm afraid to get back on the train and i've beenri commuting to new york city for 30 years. >> reporter: here at new jersey medical center, a regionalars. trauma center, all 53 passengers who walked in with minorll injuries have been released. >> pelley: demarco morgan, thanks. following that. >> reporter: tonight, investigators will work to recover video from the two outward-facing cameras and the train's data recorders. the national transportation safety board is leading the investigation. vice chair bella dinh-zarr: >> from the event recorder, we hope to get information such as speed and braking. >> reporter: new jersey transit says the engineer, 48-year-old thomas gallagher, was in front of the first car as it came
the n.t.s.b. hopes to interview gallagher and will reconstruct his last 72 hours, including a look at his medical history. federal health screening requirements for train operators are among the lightest, requiring only a hearing and vision check every three years. the rest is up to the railroad. the n.t.s.b. has called for stronger standards. >> we will look at whether there was positive train control installed and all of the aspects related to that, before we come to any conclusions. >> reporter: railroads are under a federal mandate to install p.t.c. technology, that can slow or stop a speeding train to prevent collisions. this train did not have p.t.c. technology. congress pushed the deadline for installation to at least 2018. federal regulators say new jersey transit has yet to submit a plan to install the expensive safety technology. mark rosenker chaired the n.t.s.b. when the p.t.c. requirement was enacted. >> positive train control, if all the mechanical systems were
station. >> reporter: now, these trains have an alerter, or sometimesr called a deadman's switch, thatt requires the operator to acknowledge an alarm at a regular interval, or that system will stop the train. scott, at this point, new jersey transit won't say if that technology was in use. >> pelley: kris van cleave for us tonight. kris, thank you. now, to the presidential campaign. we think of election day as just under six weeks away, but in reality, americans in 11 states are already voting, and absentee ballots are being mailed now in 28 states and washington, d.c. early access to the polls in iowa was not lost on the clinton campaign today, and nancy cordes is there. >> are you ready to go to the polls? >> reporter: november 8 is stil: 40 days away, but in iowa, the election started today. >> vote this way! come over here!
>> reporter: clinton campaigners led supporters directly from her rally in des moines to a polling site four blocks away. thribs states and d.c. allow some form of early voting, either in person or boy mail. more than 40% of iowa voters took advantage of it in 2012.ha enough for the obama campaign to know even before election day that he had won there. with 26,000 volunteers in iowa alone, the clinton campaign is hoping its superior grouam ng will make up for a demographic g disadvantage. >> you will put that inside the voter affidavit. >> reporter: a larger share ofte working class voters than any any battleground state. they tend to favor trump, who she painted today as a richic miser who might not pay taxes, like the clintons do. >> but then it's probably true he hasn't paid a penny in federal taxes to actually support our military or our vett or our schools or our roads or
>> reporter: the clinton campaign's strategy in early voting states is to use volunteers to convince less-ce reliable voters-- and they know who they are-- to cast their ballots now. that way, campaign only has to worry about turning out its most most motivated supporters onct election day, scott. >> pelley: nancy cordes traveling with hillary clinton. nancy, thank you. in the trump campaign, we're beginning to see a preview of ae new attack on his opponent's old vulnerability. major garrett is on the campaign. >> the clintons are the sordid past. we will be the very bright and clean future. >> reporter: donald trumpat attacked hillary clinton and her husband at a rally in newy, hampshire today, but he couldn't escape his own past. >> i'll bet you, if you put up and added up all the time i spoke to her, it was probably less than five minutes. >> reporter: that's trump on alicia machado, the 1996 miss universe winner, who has become fodder for a debate over genderd equality. >> he called this woman "miss
>> reporter: clinton brought up machado at monday's debate and how trump had criticized her for gaining weight, something he ast does not deny.it >> they know what they're getting into. it's a beauty contest. w let her try and lose the weightp can you imagine, i end up in aik position like this. >> reporter: it's not the first time trump has gone afterne someone outside the political arena. he criticized gonzalo curiel, a mexican american federal judge,c who trump said couldn't be impartial because of his heritage. >> he's not treating me fairly. >> have you ev states constitution? >> reporter: trump also attacked the parents of an american muslim killed in iraq.ed >> if you look at his wife, sheo was standing there. she had nothing to say. s >> reporter: two common threads run through these three situations. each did trump political harm until he dropped them, which he's trying to do with machado. and, scott, all three spoke to trump's rough history with hisst use of race, gender, and fairness. >> pelley: major garrett, thanks very much. g vice presidential candidates tim kaine and mike pence will debate
cbsn's elaine quijano will be the moderator, and our live coverage begins at 9:00 eastern time. today, the head of wells fargo took another beating from congress over those fraudulent accounts that thousands of bank employees created to meet sales quotas.al but he insisted, it's no reflection on his leadership. john blackstone is following this. >> something is going wrong at this bank, and you are the head of >> you know this guy? well, apparently, he robbed your bank. he's in jail as we speak. they got all money back. only simple question-- what the heck's the difference between you and mr. holmes? >> reporter: today on capitol hill, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle asked whether welll fargo c.e.o. john stumpf shouldp resign or even go to jail, because his bank created millions of dollars of phony accounts. d
is this just show? does it mean anything? >> i think it does mean something. >> reporter: ross lavine is from the u.c. berkeley haas school of business. >> reporter: ross lavine is a professor of banking at u.c. berkeley hoss school of business. he says it's unusual for an executive to be held accountable. so when wells fargo is fined millions or even billions of dollars, that doesn't come out of anybody's pocket who runs the company?es >> correct. that comes out of our pockets. >> reporter: the $185 million fine imposed on wells fargo for the phony accounts is only one face recently, and not nearlyh the largest. this year alone, wells fargo has been fined $1.2 billion fore, falsely certifying mortgage loans, $4 million for student loan abuses and $70 million for violations by the controller of the currency. ruth landaverde watched today as her former boss was grilled. she said she quit working at wells fargo because of the unrelenting pressure to open new accounts.
how did he not know this type of behavior was happening? >> reporter: wells fargo is not alone being caught in breaking the rules. over the last six years, scott, bank of america has paid $56 billion in fines and settlements, and chase, $28 billion. >> pelley: jack, thanks. today, united nations call siege of aleppo a catastrophe. a since a cease-fire broke down last week, russian and syrian planes have been bombing rebel- held neighborhoods of syria's largest city. oo the russians claim they're targeting terrorists, but nearlr 100 children have been killed. today, there was a cry for help. a little girl's voice from deep within the ruins of a building. rescuers drilled and cut through the concrete. the girl was heard screaming fos her father.
>> pelley: a mother from townville, south >> pelley: a mother from townville, south carolina, was at work yesterday when she heard news of a shooting at the elementary school. 14-year-old son is accused oftw killing her husband and woundinc two students and a teacher. manuel bojorquez is there. >> reporter: the teenagedfi shooter opened fire near the playground, just as students at townville elementary walked out of a door for afternoon recess.o two six-year-olds and a teachere were hit by the bullet. >> yesterday, our community, we experienced a very devastating and life-changing event. we're going to feel this for a real long time. f >> reporter: townville fire
y attends the school, was first os the scene. another firefighter, jamieam brock, found the teen, who had a handgun, at the back of the school and pinned him down. first grader jacob hall was the most critically injured. the >> please, especially, remember little jacob, who continues tome fight for his life. he's a hard little fighter and you got to continue to remember that. >> reporter: police say the 14-year-old suspect, who has not been identified, shot and killed his father, 47-year-old jeffrey taking his father's truck and t driving to the school. administrators say the school had active shooter drills, including one just last week. nine-year-old hayden beasley says students knew this wasn't l drill. >> then i really would have panicked and everybody else would have, too.er and the teachers would have, too, if they didn't have that training. >> reporter: so that plan made a big difference. it's still unclear why the shooter may have targeted this playground.
previously attended this school but was recently being homesc schooled. scott, he is due in juvenile court tomorrow. >> pelley: manuel bojorquez, thanks. coming up next, hundreds of homes in the path of a wildlife. hold, r because my dentures fit well. before those little pieces would get in between my dentures and my gum and it was uncomfortable. even well fitting
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the 1968 olympics in mexico city.ot smith said the moment was overwhelming. when you were raising your fist, what was going through your mind?in >> get me off of the stand. the national anthem seemed like an hour. >> reporter: the protest against racial inequality got them ejected from the games and banished from the olympic a community for decades. >> yes, we were hated, we were d vilified, but i think because we we were hated and vilified thatt shows you there was something that needed changing. >> welcome to the white house. >> reporter: today, nearly 50st years later, the olympiche medalists were welcomed back into the fold by president obama. >> we're honored to have here the legendary tommie smith and john carlos here today.he ( applause ) their powerful, silent protest in the 1968 games was controversial, but it woke folks up and created greater opportunity for those that
>> i feel great. i sat up there and just ate it all up. >> reporter: now a newte generation of athletes has picked up the baton from smith, led by n.f.l. quarterback colin kaepernick, who kneels during the national anthem to protest police violence against african americans. smith supports activist athletes, and said their peaceful actions take courage. c >> when you do something you really believe in it, you really don't think about the cost. a you just do it. >> reporter: and these silent gestures are meant to speak volumes. margaret brennan, cbs news, washington. >> pelley: finally tonight, we're in washington for a special commemoration. the museum is marking the 100th anniversary this year of these birth of walter cronkite. and that's the way it is. with thanks from the jones day law firm for this view of the capital, and for all of us at cbs news all around the world good night.
their family has new arrived on the tropical african island where two sisters died while vacationing one of those women is from denver. >> there are few clues as to what happened. they were on vacation in a group of islands off the coast of east africa. melissa garcia koryyy's apartment. >> reporter: the family says those deaths are so sudden, it still feels unreal. annie the property management company just learned of the tenant's strange death.