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captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: terror in the night. >> they've got people everywhere. they're shooting. >> o'donnell: just released 911 recordings capture desperate cries for help during the orlando massacre. also tonight, a 911 call brings police to the home of singer chris brown. >> held his gun, pointed it at me, said get the "eff" out. >> o'donnell: a new rule will require speed-limiting devices in big trucks and busses. critics say, not good enough. >> this inadequate rule only applying to future trucks? it's preposterous. >> o'donnell: and a judge gets life. but it's not a sentence. it's a gift.
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>> o'donnell: good evening. scott is off tonight. i'm norah o'donnell. and this is our western edition. today, we heard chilling accounts of the terror in an orlando nightclub. the orange county sheriff's office released recordings of frantic calls to 911 on that june night when a gunman opened fire, killing 49 people. it was the deadliest mass shooting in u.s. history. mark strassmann, who covered the massacre, has the ju-r ( gunfire ) >> reporter: at 2:03 a.m., 911 callers began reporting ag massacre in progress. >> let's go! >> right here! >> reporter: right after lastt call, a gunman with a
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nightclub. >> he's coming in. >> reporter: this is the first release of 911 recordings from people who were actually inside the club when the massacre began. >> let's go! let's go! >> reporter: police body camera video shows the chaos as first responders arrived. 911 calls also kept coming, some from relatives of people still trapped inside. as they hid in bathrooms, like those in this cell phone video, they texted or called their
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>> >> reporter: 50 people would die, including the mass killer, omar mateen. around 5:00 a.m., after a three- hour standoff-- the 29-year-old former security guard was shot eight times by police.h orlando police have yet to release their batch of 911 calls about the nightclub among them, norah, several recordings from the gunman himsel c inside the club to pledge his allegiance to >> o'donnell: mark strassmann, thank you. tonight, a hurricane watch is up on florida's gulf coast from tampa to panama city as a powerful storm churns toward land. a second storm in the atlantic is threatening north carolina. omar villafranca is in clearwater, florida tonight. omar? >> reporter: the tropical depression that's headed toward
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expected to turn into a storm later today that could drop between five and ten inches of rain. this afternoon there were 1,000 sandbags that were scooped up by residents living in flood-prone areas. the storm system curved aroundur the southern tip of the state, turned northeast, and will hitan the western coast early thursday, then it's expected to track northeast across florida.a there's also a tropical storm warning on part of the north carolina coast because of another system that's expected to brush against the outer banks, but, norah, that storm is tu northeast by wednesday. >> o'donnell: all right, omar there in clearwater, thank you. and tonight, a hurricane warnind is posted for hawaii's big island. madeline, a category-three storm, is expected to pass just south of the island early thursday morning. and today, a bizarre scene insu los angeles as police surrounded the home of grammy award-winning singer chris brown after a woman called 911 from outside the house. brown has a history of violence. carter evans reports, before brown let the police in, he vented online.
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whatever you need to do, you can walk right up in here and you're going to see nothing, you idiots. >> reporter: chris brown taunted police on social media from h inside his home this morning while they surrounded outside. >> have you seen my house? i'm going to barricade myself in the palace. i'm not coming out. for what? >> reporter: investigators were following up on a call for help that a woman made from brown's home around 3:00 a.m. this afternoon former beauty contestant baylee curran told t.m.z. she was partying at brown's house, and called 911 when he got aggressive. >> reporter: police served a search warrant on brown's home this afternoon.d. l.a.p.d. lieutenant chris ramirez says investigators questioned everyone who was there, including brown, who eventually came outside to speak
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gun to a woman's face? >> i cannot confirm that at this time. >> reporter: the multi-platinum pop artist, whose dancing has often drawn comparisons to michael jackson, has had sixus number one albums and numerous l run-ins with the law. >> i'm truly, truly sorry. >> reporter: he spent six years on probation after pleadingba guilty to beating his then- girlfriend, singer rihanna, in 2009.ih brown has since been charged with assault and hit and run in june, he was accused of punching his manager in the face. but on social media today, brown said he gets a bad rap. >> what i do care about is'all defacing my name as a person, and my character and integrity. >> reporter: just a short time ago, police announced they did in fact take chris brown to jail, where he was booked for assault with a deadly weapon. but, norah, they would not confirm any details from his alleged victim's story.
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now to news that could be a major blow to isis.yr today, the group said one of its top leaders, abu muhammad al- adnani, was killed in an airstrike in syria. david martin has more. >> reporter: the reports of al- adnani's death surfaced shortly after an american airstrike attempted to kill him this morning near the syrian city of aleppo. u.s. intelligence is still trying to determine if the man who had become the public face and voice of isis, is in fact dead. as chief spokesman and director of external operations for isis, adnani had publicly called for lone wolf attacks against westerners, singling out what he called the "filthy french," but country fighting isis. he urged followers to "smash his head with a rock or slaughter him with a knife or run him over with your car." the u.s. was offering a $5 w million reward for information leading to his capture or death. if he was killed, isis has lost one of its most important
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end to isis-inspired attacks against the west. norah? >> o'donnell: david martin at the pentagon, thank you. now to the presidential campaign-- race has once again become an issue after a african american supporter ofa donald trump posted and then apologized for a tweet he now acknowledges was offensive. here's major garrett. >> reporter: donald trump's surrogate and adviser pastor mark burns called this tweeted cartoon of hillary clinton in black face a mistake and told us the backlash took him by surprise. >> i did not think it was going to be this big of a deal because, you know, there are so many more things that are-- that are more offensive than a cartoon. >> reporter: the episode set social media afire, and again raised questions about the trump campaign's approach to race and minority outreach. after first defending the cartoon, burns told us it was out of bounds. >> i regret the offensiveness of the black face. the black face is very offensive. it does not belong in our
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>> reporter: among trumpte supporters, burns is cheered as a harsh critic of clinton and a welcome african american counter-point to the black lives matter movement.d >> under donald trump, all lives matter! >> reporter: and he's helped organize a trump visit to an african american church on saturday in detroit. charges of racial insensitivity are nothing new to trump's campaign. they reached a fever pitch when trump said an american-born federal judge could not fairly against trump university becaush of the judge's mexican heritage. another racial complication-- david duke. the former ku klux klan grand wizard and frequent political candidate used a robocall to associate his long-shot senate campaign with trump. >> reporter: trump's campaign disavowed duke's campaign gimmick. norah, here in phoenix tomorrow,
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vi advisers insist it will include details on deportation. after days of wobbly words, these same advisers also insist trump will promise to carry out mass deportations. >> o'donnell: all right, we will see. major garrett, thank you so much. and trump is turning up the heat on hillary clinton to hold aor news conference. nancy cordes has that >> reporter: as clinton courted donors in the exclusive hamptons today, the trump campaign blasted out what has become a daily update, "hiding hillary, they were referring to the nine months since clinton's last full-fledgedress conference, a gap that has not gone unnoticed by the press or trump himself. >> no press conference in, what, 255 days, or something like that. >> reporter: clinton has given no reason for the delay. >> is that something you're going to remedy soon? o >> oh, i'm sure we will. >> reporter: nor have her top aides. >> we'll have a press conference when we want to have a press conference. there's no problem with that.
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been taking questions from reporters, which she absolutely has. >> reporter: unless those reporters are the ones who cover her every day-- >> thank you. >> madam, secretary, do you have time-- >> reporter: their shouted questions tend to go unanswereds it's not unusual for candidates in the lead to try to run out the clock. in late 2008, then-senator obama drew flak for ducking his traveling press but speaking to" "extra"-- >> senator, nice to see you. >> hi, jon. >> reporter: --and "the daily show." may go into the voting booth and-- ( laughter ) >> i won't know what to do.half >> your white half will all of o sudden decide, "i can't do this!" >> yeah, it's a problem. >> reporter: clinton may also be trying to avoid uncomfortable questions about her e-mails and the clinton foundation. even she acknowledged in one of two interviews last week, that her answers on those topics, norah, can end up sounding sometimes like excuses. >> o'donnell: nancy cordes,
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some primary elections of note, tonight. in florida, republican senator marco rubio and democratic congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz are being challenged for re-nomination. so is republican senator john mccain in arizona. and there is word that hackers may be trying to disrupt u.s. elections. jeff pegues reports the f.b.i. is warning state officials to boost security. >> reporter: the f.b.i. alertst dated august 18 says cybercc criminals gained access to the election web sites of twoes states. those states were arizona and illinois. in illinois, the information of about 90,000 voters was breached with a majority of the data exfiltration occurring in mid-july. officials there say hackers may have downloaded the name, date of birth, drivers license number and partial social security numbers of voters. >> someone did finally get in. >> reporter: ken menzel, the general counsel of the illinois board of elections, says the attack will not affect the
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no records were deleted or altered or added, and even had they been so, the system we have in place would have corrected that. >> reporter: investigators tell cbs news that the hack appears to be connected to the russian government. just last month, u.s. officials tied russia to a hack at several democratic organizations, including the democratic l national committee. in a letter to f.b.i. directorat james comey, senate minority leader harry reid said he was the russian government tampering in our presidential election and attempting to falsify official election results. today, f.b.i. director james comey did not assign blame, but did lay down a warning about the hacking. >> we take very seriously, any effort by any actor, including nation states, to influence the conduct of affairs in our country, whether that's an election or something else.
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department of homeland security got a "late start" protecting election systems from a cyber attack. as for motive, norah, experts see this latest intrusion as another way for russia to thumb its nose at the u.s. o >> o'donnell: jeff pegues, thank you so much. coming up next on the "cbs evening news," federal regulators want to limit the speed of big rigs. not everyone is happy with the
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that failed to stop in heavy traffic. federal safety regulators believe they could save a lot of lives by requiring devices that would limit how fast trucks and busses can go. transportation correspondent kris van cleave has more on this. >> reporter: on average, roughly 750 people a year die in accidents involving large trucks where speed was a factor. it was a speeding semi that killed 22-year-old college senior cullum owings. his father, steve: >> that morning, when we went to church, he talked to me about the application for the peace corps, and he said, "dad, you know, a lot of people apply for this because they know it will look good on their resume. i want to get in because i really want to do the work." >> reporter: federal regulators are moving to require all new vehicles weigh 26,000 tons or more to use speed-limiting
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the top speed between 60-68 m.p.h. will save lives. with big rigs more likely to jackknife, topple over or otherwise be out of control at high speeds, the goal is to prevent or limit the severity of crashes. the proposal has the support of the trucking industry, but not steve owings, who says many big rigs already have the technology to limit speeds, and regulators should require truckers to use it. >> over a million people have died and been maimed in these types of crashes, while we wait for this inadequate rule oy applying to future trucks? it's preposterous. >> reporter: transportation secretary anthony foxx: >> i do think the fundamental point that the rule is making is absolutely right, which is that there are technologies that are going to help us keep our speeds in moderation, and that is going to be overall better for safety. >> reporter: the proposed rule can still be modified before it becomes final. starting in 2009, ontario, canada required big rigs to have limiters set at 65 miles per
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officials there credit the technology with a 24% drop in fatalities in the first year. kris van cleave, cbs news, washington. >> o'donnell: still ahead, pro football didn't work out for tim tebow, so he takes a swing at baseball. baseball. i'm hall of famer jerry west and my life is basketball. but that doesn't stop my afib from leaving me at a higher risk of stroke. that'd be devastating. i took warfarin for over 15 years until i learned more about once-daily xarelto... a latest generation blood thinner. then i made the switch. xarelto? significantly lowers the risk of stroke in people with afib not caused by a heart valve problem. it has similar effectiveness to warfarin.
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>> o'donnell: today, florida's health department reported three new zika infections apparently transmited by mosquitoes. there are now 46 of these cases, neighborhoods. zika can cause severe birth defects. the european union today ordered apple to pay ireland $14.5 billion in back taxes. the e.u. claims ireland violated the rules by giving apple huge tax breaks for basing its european operations there. apple vows to fight the order. in the "the natural," roy hobbs becomes a major leaguer more than 15 years after starring in high school.
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today, the former football star showed off his baseball skills for scouts in los angeles. tebow last played the game as a high school junior back in 2004. he did hit a few because over the fence, but they say a baseball career for him is still a long shot. coming up next, a judge's life-
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>> o'donnell: we end tonight's broadcast with a decision by a judge, a decision that saved the life of a colleague. here's jericka duncan. >> hello! >> reporter: each embrace for 46-year-old judge derek mosley is a reminder of how lucky he is to be alive. >> so good to be back.
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>> reporter: in 2014, doctors said his kidney was functioning at only 2% and without a transplant he could die. what did the doctors tell you in terms of the likelihood of you getting a kidney soon? >> yes, well, soon-- soon was five to six years. >> reporter: patient demand outpaces kidney donors nearly three to one, and with african americans making up more than 30% of the waiting list, a match for mosley would be hard to find, or so he thought. brainer-- yeah, of course, i would step up. >> reporter: fellow judge, 58-year-old joanne eiring decided she would donate one of hers. doctors said the older, white, half his size woman was a perfect match. >> i had joked to the doctors, "don't be fooled by my size. i have big feet, big bones, i i'm pretty sure i have big organs." >> it was a huge kidney. >> reporter: the successful
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month. >> "take good care of me." >> oh! i don't feel like i'm a hero. i feel like this is who i am and this is how i was brought up. >> we all get caught up in the fact that some people don't associate with other people because of their race or what have you. but, you know, when it comes down to it, inside, we're all the same, you know-- one heart, two lungs, two kidneys. that's what this country is supposed to be. that's a diversity that makes us great and i just think people need to embrace that more. each other less. jericka duncan, cbs news, milwaukee. >> o'donnell: that's what you might call an open-and-shut case of true friendship. and that's what we called the "cbs evening news." for scott pelley, i'm norah o'donnell.
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6:30 on your tuesday night, and some monsoon storms rolling through the valley. news chopper captured the action. there was a cell on the left. right next to camelback mountain. just less than 2 hours ago. the winds so strong, that it
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indian school in south scottsdale. one took down this power pole. crews quickly got there to block off that road. at this hour, they're continuing to clean up that mess. >> also in that area, both a telephone pole and a tree fell onto the back of a home. so far we're not hearing of any reports of injuries from this. granite reef is crossed south of indian school because of all of this damage. we also had dust. look at this. viewers spent us pictures from nt area, you can always post pictures on the cbs 5 facebook page. in addition to the dust, lots of rain in the santan valley. meteorologist paul horton is tracking the weather right now. so you paul, how is it looking out will? >> chris, we had it all. the blowing dust out there, strong winds, peak wind speeds


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