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the protesting, ca captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: breaking news: children have been killed in a school bus crash in tennessee. also tonight, a contender for secretary of homeland security failed to secure his plan to enforce a major trump campaign promise. >> i've got an officer down in from the of headquarters. >> pelley: the manhunt for a cop killer. and one of the most dangerous places to be this holiday season. >> how well do you think people drive in parking lots? >> not very well at all. i think it's cut-throat. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from phoenix, arizona. >> pelley: we begin tonight with
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bus accident in chattanooga. jim axelrod is working on the story and has the latest. jim? >> rorter: scott, it is an absolutely horrific scene in chattanooga, tennessee. here is what we know: close to three don elemry schl students were on a school bus this afternoon when it crashed. police do confirm multip fatalities. it is unclear at this point just how many. now, these are kids on the bus ranging in age from kindergarten to fifth grade. the name of the school is at least 23 passengers on that bus were take on the area hospitals in chattanooga. this is a fluid situion. the last child was rescued just a short time ago. the bus was apparently the only vehicle in the crash, and pictures from the scene show a tree slicing through tshedhe cra bush. again, a very grim situation in chattanooga, tennessee, tonight, what the governor there is calling "a tragic event."
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just as millions of americans are starting to hit the roads for the holiday, some of them have become very dangerous. in the east, many are covered with snow and ice. parts of new york state got about two feet of lake-effect snow. and another foot is possible by tomorrow. we have tony dokoupil from the storm zone. and deepnopueled upstateto 50mph careening off the road. it was a frigid snap from the day before when rochester and watertown baed in 70-degree heat. jefferson county sheriff colleen o'neill. >> everybody wt from short sleeves and shorts to mittens and hats. >> reporter: the first major lake-effect storm of the season dropped as much of an inch of snow an hour.?4 the same storm whipped through
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wolverine football fans a snowy celebration in ann arbor. by monday afternoon lacona, new york, was buried in over two feet of snow, jackknifing this tractor-trailer. this is the tug hill region of new york, the snowiest place in america last year. the timing is not great for people in this region because the start of the hiday travel season is today. when you see the weather report showing snow, what goes through your mind? >> cars in the ditch, here we go. >> reporter: jefferson county busy since 5:00 a.m. how dangerous are winter driving conditions here relative to other places in the country? >> this is the worst i've ever seen. >> reporter: a winter storm warning remains in effect for vast stretches of upstate new york, and about 5,000 homes are without power, but, scott, conditions are expected to improve just in time for thanksgiving. >> pelley: tony, thanks very much. eric fisher is our chief meteorologist at our cbs station
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>> reporter: well, scott, these winds will continue to crank tonight, and the lake-effect machine still going through the overnight into tomorrow, and then it starts the taper off. some additional snowfall, some towns well past 30 inches of snow from this first big lake- effect event of the year. tomorrow we're also watching a developing storm system in the middle of the country that will bring rain up toward chicago for the mid-week. a bit of a wintry mix across the upper midwest. a light wintry mist moves into the still-chilly northeast on thanksgiving day itself. country is the pacific northwest this week. rounds of rain swinging into washington state, oregon and northern california. one to three feet of mountain snow expected here, and windy conditions at the coastline. that will go all the way through friday. look at our coast-to-coast on thanksgiving day, dry. mostly mild across the southern- tier states. that light wintry mix moving through the northeast. the ormiest conditions to be found across the pacific northwest. not a major storm on thanksving day, scott, but a few pockets here and there.
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adding to the travel worries, there was concern about a possible strike at chicago's o'hare airport, a major national hub. well, today baggage handlers and janitors said they will walk out, but not until the tuesday after thanksgiving. japan has been hit by a very powerful 6.9 eaktoarquy off of fukushima, which was devastated by the quake an maive tsunami five years ago. a small tsunami did hit the shore today, but fir reportswavo
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but thr teoday the president- elect released this video, ouininplans for his first 100 days in office. >> i will formulate a rule which says that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be elimined. >>you know who that is, right? >> reporter: over the weekd, mr. trump met with a long series of jobandates at the ornate trump tial golf cl in new jersey. during the campaign, mitt romney calledr.rump a phony and a fraud. mr. trump called romney a loser. secretary of state. >> very thorough and in depth discussion. eporte fr-stararine geme"mog" mattis up ar dse >> he's rel. kansas secrery oatkris kobach, a leader in immigration, appears to be making play for secrary of homeld serity was seen hoing a cument
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it lists, "add extreme vetting questions for high-risk migrants" and reduce intake of syrian refugees to zero. in what appears to be a reference to a wall on the mexican border, the document also says, "have entire 1,989 miles planned for rapid build." respond to a request for not comment. >> pelley: chip reid for us tonight. chipank you. than a dozen nation, donald trump faces a thicket of potential conflicts between his businesses and his foreign policy. anna wner been looking into this. [applause] >>?>d reporter: donald trump has bedamant that his business wi mean nothing to him as president, telling "60 minutes" last week... >> i don't care about hotel occupancy. it's peanuts compared to what we're doing. >> reporter: but a facebook photo from last tuesday shows
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his indian business partners, developers of the trump tower's luxury apartment complex in pune, india. the trump organization says it was an exchange of hellos, but indian media thought it was more, saying "donald trump meets indian partners." one story quoting one business partner saying he discussed indian economic policy with trump's children. tanvi madan is an expert on >> i think the focus was on the business leaders. who are they? what kind of access would they get in the future? what is this going to do to their business? one thing it definitely did is increase the visibility of the trump projects, but also these indian business partners within the indian media. >> reporter: mr. trump's personal business interests could also create unique conflicts of interest when it comes to national security. for example, in turkey, where the u.s. has been critical of the government for its crackdown
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president has licensed his name to the trump tower residential building in istanbul. on "face the nation" sunday, vice president-elect mike pence promised this: >> what i can assure you and all of your viewers is that all ofth service as president of the united states wi be strily tone from the very beginning. >> reporter: note that the vice present-elsaidllhe are no laws on conflict of interest regarding the president or vice president. by the way, scott, that photo of mr. trump with his indian business partners, it's since been deleted. >> pelley: anna werner at trump tower on manhattan's fifth avenue. anna, thank you. late today police in texas made an arrest in the murder of a veteran san antonio detective. benjamin marconi was ambushed while writing a traffic ticket.
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video shows the suspect at police headquarters before the shooting. this was one of four attacks on police yesterday. officers were shot and wounded in st. louis and the kansas city suburb and in sanibel, florida. 60 cops have been killed in the u.s. this year. that is nearly double last year's total. in syria, the assad dictatorship with the help of russia is completing the bloody rebel-held eastern aleo is shuddering as bombs rain down with no place to tre the wounded. we have more on this now from elizabeth palmer. >> reporter: after each air strike, every second counts. but sometimes all the rescue crews can do is take away the bodies. between 200 and 300 people have been killed in the past week of relentless bombing.
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functioning just have now been hit. and there are none left the help the more than 200,000 residents, many of them already gravely hurt. rescue crews, known as the white helmet, are now experts at finding and saving life in the ruins. slowly, he says. can we flip this rock? this man survived this one air strike, but the bombs are still falling. the goal is to drive opposition fighters out of eastern aleppo. then the government will be looking to talk to president- elect donald trump, says syria's foreign minister, walid moallem. "we will want the next u.s. administration," he says, "to stop funding the armed groups in syria and to tell its allies to do the same." but that's politics, and this is war. six years in, and still
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bombing, scott, has been some of very the heaviest since the war gan. >> pelley: elizabeth palmer in our london newsroom. liz, thank you. today a man from brooklyn, new york, was arrested on terrorism charges. mohammed rafiq naji is accused of traveling to turkey and yemen in an attempt to join isis. federal prosecutors say he also expressed support for a potential truck attack in times square, like the one that killed more than 80 people in nice, france, in july. coming up next on the "cbs evening news," from phoenix, a look inside what's called the alt-right movement. and later, attention shoppers. the most dangerous place during
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>> pelley: the far right wing movement known as the alt-right latched on to the donald trump campaign, and some of its leaders say that his victory is now giving them a big boost. we have more now from jericka duncan. >> hail trump, hail our people, hail victory. >> reporter: this meeting held by the national policy institute, an alt-right think- tank, drew hundreds inside the ronald reagan pavilion in washington, d.c.>> it's the foundation of culture. >> reporter: and even more outside. since 2008, the alt-right or alternative right movement lived mostly on obscure message boards online. it gained more attention after donald trump hired steve bannon to run his presidential campaign in august. bannon's breitbart web site is, among other things, seen as the largest platform for the alt right message with more than 300 million views in the last month.
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institute. >> i'm enthusiastic about stephen bannon acting as the strategist for donald trump, because breitbart has been an open place for a lot of ideas that i care about. >> reporter: bannon denies being alt-right. its members are usually college educated white males with strong right-wing views. they're difficult to define because of the wide range of members, from those who believe that america will be great only when it looks out for itself, to immigration and white dominance. >> instead of asking, you know, what's good for the world, they ask, what's good for us. >> reporter: thomas main of baruch college in new york city had been following the movement for years. he says after the great recession and with the country's increasing minority population, many white men began to feel left out of the political process. >> i think what happened is that
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system made a lot of people, especially a lot of people on the right, say, gee, our current way of thinking is not working for us. >> reporter: what do you say to people who call groups like yours racist? >> the word "racist" doesn't have any meaning anymore. it's basically calling me a mean, old guy. >> reporter: do you discriminate against people because of the color of their skin? >> everyone is discriminating in all sorts of... >> do you do that, though? >> i discriminate all the time. sc >> reporter: spencer says he opposes violence, scott. he calls the election of donald trump a step toward our new normal. >> pelley: jericka duncan for us tonight. jericka, thank you. when we come back, hundreds are killed each year in parking lots. killed each year in parking lots. should know more about the food you choose. with beyond, you have a natural pet food that goes beyond
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how dangerous? kris van cleave has the story. >> reporter: a security camera captured the moment a car backed up into a 24-year-old mother pushing her baby's stroller in a texas parking lot last month. the mother was killed. her child was unhurt. in wisconsin, police released this video of a driver slamming into nine cars. amazingly there were no serious garageeach year. how well do you think people drive in parking lots? >> not very well. not very well at all. i think it's cutthroat. >> reporter: those crashes led to more than 500 deaths and 60,000 injuries. the leading cause, likely distracted driving. a new study found 66% of drivers said they felt comfortable making calls while driving in a parking lot. 56% would text while about half would send e-mails, use social media, take pictures or watch
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42% said they would video chat. deborah hersman runs the?,e national safco whi published thrert. >> when we look at the holidays, we're looking at compounding and hectic and a busy environment. so there could be overcrowding where there's a lot going on, parents separated from their children. it's just a dangerous environment, and i think people take it for granted because things are slow moving. >> reporter: we found joyce strobaud focused on her phone, not cars around her. we thin actually there is. i think people should be more aware of this. >> rorteedestrian fatalities are on the rise, so are injuries from so-called ott, every year on average 51 people die in accidents where a car is backing up in a parking lot, so really it is drivers and eye out.ans that need to keep an >> pelley: kris van cleave, thanks very much. scho f walre way it is at theolm
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?s?qk? >> pelley: finally tonight, we're here at the walter cronkite school of journalism and mass communications at arizona state university in phoenix to celebrate the centennial of the man for whom the school was named. today we spent time with the next generation of journalists as they prepare to take up the cronkite challenge. more important now than ever. the quality of our democracy is bound tightly to the quality of our journalism. it is the kind of journalism taught here at the cronkite school under the leadership of dean chris callahan.
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have been walter cronkite's 100 birthday, we believe there is no more appropriate and deserving recipient of the 2016 cronkite award than scott pelley of cbs news. [applause] scott is in so many ways the standard bearer for the kind of journalism that walter cronkite defined for so many of us. >> pelley: well, it was humbling to receive that award, but it was heartening to meet the reporters of tomorrow, journalism and our democracy our in good hands. and that's the "cbs evening news" from phoenix with thanks to arizona's state and its walter cronkite school of journalism and mass communication for their hospitality and for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioned by media access group at wgbh
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and we begin with breaking news. as many as six children might be dead. the bus rolled on its side and you see the tree went through the top of it. 35 students from kindergarten through 5th trade were on that bus at the time. 23 of them have been taken to the hospital. one witness said students were crawling out bus. the driver did survive and is cooperating with police. a weather alert. another storm is finding its way into colorado. doppler 4,000 shows who is getting the moisture right now. some areas seeing rain. for others snow. the per ga tore ski area has gotten a healthy dose of snow. 9inches in the past 24 hours. we have chain and traction laws
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passes. that moisture is headed our way. >> along with cooler temperatures. what can we expect to see? >> we're looking at the possibility of rain and snow but it might not be until early morning or the morning commute. we have rain on the western slopes. we have had thunder snow. on the west side of town, a little rain for us. lakewood up to golden as well. idaho springs snow. near boulder, rain, as well. allen park some snow. to our southwest we have had thunder snow, as well. there is a lot of lightning there. there has been heavy snowfall in the area and one of the hard death hit. western slope, a little cooler. we have rain and snow in our mountains as well. this will fill in much more overnight tonight. we'll see this get more widespread moving into the central mountains so by


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