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captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: the campaign gets physical. hillary clinton and donald trump go public with their latest medical exams. we have the details. also tonight, colin powell is hacked off. stolen e-mails reveal his harsh words for both trump and clinton. the cameras on the bus go snap, snap, snap, to catch drivers who don't stop for kids. >> i see this truck coming, and i expect him to stop, but he doesn't, and everything just goes into a blur. >> pelley: and he made this dog's day in august. a month after the rescue, a happy reunion.
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>> pelley: this is our western edition. he is 70, she turns 69 next month, and if you add it up, donald trump and hillary clinton are the oldest presidential election match-up in u.s. history. well, today, they revealed results from their latest checkups. clinton put out a lot of detail but we didn't learn as much about trump. we have three reports tonight. first we'll go to nancy cordes on clinton. >> reporter: scott, we got a two-page letter from clinton's doctor, and in it she says she has examined the candidate several times since the weekend, and that she is recovering nicely from a mild, non- contagious bacterial pneumonia. overall, she says clinton is still fit to serve as president. the doctor's letter reveals that clinton first developed a low- grade fever, congestion, and fatigue, nearly two weeks ago. she was put on a short course of
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( coughing ) >> reporter: she didn't, and by last monday, clinton's congestion had worsened, and she developed a cough. >> got some water? >> yup. >> reporter: last friday, a c.t. scan revealed a small, middle lobe pneumonia. she was put on a 10-day course of the antibiotic levaquin, on top of the armor thyroid she already takes to treat her hypothyroidism, and coumadin, a blood thinner she began takingie after developing a blood clot several years ago. her blood pressure is 100/70 and her heart rate is 70, which doctors say is normal. the letter does reveal that clinton had a medical procedure earlier this year. she had a tube placed in her ear to alleviate symptoms related to sinusitis and an ear infection. scott, her doctor says a subsequent c.t. scan of clinton's brain revealed no abnormalities. >> pelley: nancy cordes in chappaqua, new york. thank you, nancy.
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>> reporter: scott, donald trump stunned his senior staff when he handed over medical records today during a taping of the dr. oz television show, the show, with details of some of theme donald trump's medical records is scheduled to air tomorrow. >> if your health is as strong as it seems from your review ofe systems, why not share your medical records? >> well, i have no problem doing it. i have it right here. should i do it? >> reporter: scott and dr. mehmet oz discussed campaign- related weight gain and his desire to lose 10-15 pounds. the two discussed details of trump's physical last week, though the campaign declined to release data trump shared with dr. oz. here is what trump's campaign manager, kellyanne conway, said this morning about medical records when asked if they would be released on dr. oz. >> on a tv show? i don't think that he should. no, he was going to talk about the fact that he had a physical and what the results are or what the doctor may have told him to
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o >> reporter: last december, trump's doctor released this letter saying he would be, "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." the trump campaign has declined to release the information thati trump handed over to dr. oz, but that campaign which, scott, today, clearly had its wires crossed, has led us to believeie that information will be available for public scrutiny some time this week. >> pelley: major garrett, thanks very much. dr. tara narula is a cbs newsew medical contributor. dr., you're a cardiologist. what did you see in >> well, having this information is very important, so we don't have to speculate, and we learned a lot of other things about her health. we learned she's had normal blood work, including an i.n.r., which is the measure of how thi the blood is, is important for somebody who is on coumadin, a blood thinner, and those levels have been regularly checked. she's up to date on her t vaccination. she's had a normal mammogram. she had a calcium score that wat zero, a cardiac calcium score. that tells us her risk ofr cardiovascular events and cardiovascular disease is very
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10 years. she had a well-controlled lipid or cholesterol level. as nancy mentioned, and her cat scan of her brain normal in march. >> pelley: what about the thyroid medication? >> hypothyroidism is a very normal disorder, affecting millions of americans, over 10% of women, especially women over 60. >> basically, it means you have an underactive thyroid gland. and it's very easily treated with replacement thyroid medication. >> pelley: and for trump 6'2",le and 236 pounds, he ispo technically obese. >> yes, his b.m.i., is 30. if i was his cardiologist i woll b.m.i., to 25, which say weight loss of about 30 pounds. >> pelley: dr. tara narula, thank you very much, doctor. former secretary of state colinl powell took a healthy swing atto both candidates in e-mails that were stolen and posted by a web site called dcleaks. we don't know who hackedle powell's gmail account, but here, again, is nancy cordes. >> reporter: they are making a mistake trying to drag me in. that was one of several e-mails
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likening her e-mail use to his. >> my predecessors did the same thing. >> reporter: he told a friend last month, "i told her staff three times not to try that gambit." adding, "sad thing is clinton could have killed this two years ago by merely telling everyone honestly what she had done." powell's hacked e-mails reveal a complicated relationship with clinton. on one hand he called her "a friend i respect." on the other he said, "everything clinton touc kind of screws up with hubris." his comments about donald trump were even more scathing. "trump is a national disgrace and an international pariah," he wrote in june. and last month, he said trump "is at 1% with black voters and will drop. he takes us for idiots. he can never overcome what he did to obama with the search for the birth certificate."id a powell aide confirmed today that powell did write those e- mails, but beyond that, had no comment.
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af pelley: nancy, thanks again. after three days off the campaign trail, clinton will resume tomorrow. today, trump was in the battleground state of michigan, and we'll go back to major garrett. >> hillary failed. >> reporter: donald trump faltered when he attacked hillary clinton while appearing at an african american church. for months, that church hasnt dispensed bottled water tor residents avoiding toxic levels of lead in flint's water supply. >> everything she touched didn't work out, nothing. now hillary clinton-- >> mr. trump, i invited you here to thank us for--s >> oh, oh, okay.h, >> not to give a political speech. >> okay, that's good. then i'm going to go back on to flint, okay. o ( applause ) okay. flint's-- flint's pain is a result of so many differenty failures. >> reporter: another complication today for trump, new york's attorney general eric schneiderman opened an inquiry into the donald j. trump foundation.
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of others for his own personal gain? now, scott, schneiderman, it's worth pointing out, has endorsen clinton and the campaign has dismissed this as a partisan attack. schneiderman has already sued trump once, alleging fraud at trump university. >> pelley: major, thanks again. earlier, we reported on the colin powell e-mail hack. well, today, the director of the c.i.a. told us that russian hackers have been breaking in tt u.s. political web sites for john brennan spoke to jeff peguay jeff what, did he say? >> reporter: scott, cbs news wae granted rare access to the director this week. among topics we discussed the cyberattacks on election systems and the democratic national committee. brennan did not specifically blame russia, but he did point to russia's history of electionp meddling in other countries. he also told us he expects more breached information to be released by hackers. do you expect more cyberattacks,
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>> well, i certainly wouldn't be surprised if we see it coming out. i think there are capabilities that a number of our adversaries have. i'm not just talking about nation states or other countries. i'm talking about individuals on nation states who may want to demonstrate they are able to hack into systems and release things for whatever their agenda might be, whether it be a political agenda or one justrm trying to undermine our system of democracy here.ter: >> reporter: while brennan did not specifically blame russiasi for the hack, scott, multiple law enforcement sources tell us , points to russia behind these attacks at some level. >> pelley: jeff pegues with thee interview for us tonight. jeff, thank you. well, despite these hacks, the u.s. and russia are cooperating on syria. today, the cease-fire worked out th both gave us a rare look at the remains of aleppo, syria's largest with no bombs falling for a second day, children ventured into the street.
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me dire need of food and medicine. elizabeth palmer is there. >> reporter: here's the sound of a cease-fire working. ( no audio ) for the second evening in a row, aleppo was largely quiet. and monitors confirmed they've recorded no deaths anywhere in syria in the past 48 hours. what a contrast to last week when russian a s were dropping bombs on rebel- held aleppo. we drove into the government side of the city today through suburbs shattered by fighting. and heard the occasional rumble of artillery in the distance. this cease-fire is not perfect. but it is good enough that we found repair crews already out on the job tackling the huge task of restoring power. and on both sides of this
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kids. the turkish government sent a couple of aid trucks a short distance into syria, but there't been nothing like this where it's most needed, in rebel-held aleppo, where there were demonstrations today. opposition fighters and some local people making the pointin that they don't want aid handouts. they want the siege of their neighborhoods lifted. the united nations does have thd first aid convoys all ready to roll, scott, and there is now a plan in the works supported byte the u.s. and russia to have all the armed parties, including the syrian army, pull back from the main highway into aleppo to letn the trucks through. >> pelley: our elizabeth palmer with rare reporting from aleppo. thanks, liz. super typhoon meranti, the most powerful storm anywhere in 2016 so far, wablowing nearly 200 miles an hour when it hit taiwan
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have a look at this. flying debris knocked this man off his motorbike, but hee, survived. the storm is hammering china tonight. tropical storm julia is churning off the southeast coast of the united states. it's expected to gain strength and dump rain on georgia and the carolinas. david begnaud is in charleston, south carolina. david? >> reporter: scott, right now along charleston's famed battery, the wind is gusting at 25-30 miles per hour. the national hurricane center ro offshore moving slowly and erratically. julia formed last night over land, just west of jacksonville, florida. it's the first time that's happened in the state of florida. and it is unusual for a storm to form over land. it was two weeks ago that tropical storm hermine, dumped nearly a foot of rain in some of the same southeastern u.s. areas that are now feeling the effects of tropical storm julia. scott, the national hurricane
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tropical storm for the next two to three days, and may even strengthen. >> pelley: david begnaud on the carolina coast. david, thank you very much. coming up next on the "cbs evening news," can cameras stop drivers from blowing past school buses?d and a hero is reunited with the flood victims he rescued. y, need fast try cool mint zantac. it releases a cooling sensation in your mouth and throat. zantac works in as little as 30 minutes. nexium can take 24 hours. try cool mint zantac. no pill relieves heartburn faster. with the right steps, 80% of recurrent ischemic strokes could be prevented. and i'm doing all i can to help prevent another one. a bayer aspirin regimen is one of those steps in helping prevent another stroke. be sure to talk to your doctor
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>> and i see this truck cominghi and i expect him to stop, but he doesn't. and everything just goes into a blur. >> reporter: he was bruised, but otherwise fine. amy mcfadden is miles' mother. >> it's just your heart drops into your feet, and you just can barely breathe when you're watching that. >> reporter: the very next day, another driver in austin plowed into a high school junior getting off a school bus. amazingly, he was also fine. by one estimate, american drivers illegally pass school buses with theirp more than 14 million times last year. in february, austin mounted exterior cameras on 320 school buses. when the bus stop signs come out, five cameras start recording. >> the bus, stop sign's out-- >> reporter: every day, austin school police reviewed dozens of videos and fined violators, like this one, $300. >> that's-- that's quick. >> reporter: chief eric meez. you'd think the stop sign wouldh
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the big 30-foot-long, bright- yellow school bus would be hard to miss. >> that's probably 50 to 100 right there. >> reporter: in four months they sent citations to 6,600 motorists. >> that's a lot of violators in a very short time period. >> reporter: those citations generated almost $2 million in fines. but texas state senator don huffines would rather invest in safety features other school systems have adopted, like these six-foot extenders that blockfo traffic from passing buses. >> we need to be focused on be actually works to prevent the accidents before they occur. >> reporter: austin school officials hoped publicizing these cameras would be a safety alert, but in the first week of this new school year, scott, these cameras recorded another 900 drivers going past buses that were letting kids on andan off.k >> pelley: mark strassmann, thanks very much. coming up, what's causing smartphone batteries to catch fire? fire?
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>> pelley: today, samsung said it is a manufacturing flaw that is causing some galaxy note 7 phones to catch fire. the government's warning owners to turn them off. the same kind of batteries power most everything in our mobile world, so we asked jericka duncan to find out more about them. >> look what just happened to my note 7. >> reporter: after a number of devices with lithium-ion batteries had issues, they're coming under increased scrutiny. batteries are unique because lithium ions move from one side to the other. ions from the positive side are separated by an electrolyte layer but make their way to the negative side when charging. during use, the flow reverses. samsung tells cbs news, the positive and negative side came into contact with each other, causing the manufacturing process error. >> that means there was a short circuit. >> reporter: walter van schalkwijk studies
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>> this would generally be a flaw in the manufacturing process that wasn't caught during the quality-control measurements. >> reporter: lithium-ion batteries are popular because they're lightweight and can store large amounts of energy, powering electronics like laptops and hoverboards. last week, this jeep caught firc after the owner left his newft phone inside the vehicle to charge. how likely is something like that to happen with other devices? >> the failure rates for most lithium-ion battery designs are, >> reporter: samsung reports 35 confirmed cases of the galaxy 7 catching fire. scott, for privacy reasons, the company will not disclose where those faulty batteries were made. >> pelley: jericka duncan, thanks. america has a new top librarian. carla hayden placed her hand on abraham lincoln's bible today, and chief justice john roberts swore her in as librarian of
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e a woman in this red car. sinking to her certain death. >> she had the gotten into the deep part of the water, and that's where you see that the car started to sink. she was actually about to be in real trouble. >> reporter: in the chaos, phung managed to pull 53-year-old haley brouilette out to safety. but he wasn't finished with his rescue operation. >> i can't get the dog. gave it one last try, and was able to retrieve the dog. i got your dog! >> reporter: brouilette had just gotten out of the hospital after kidney surgery. h she was on her way to pick up medication when she drove into the floodwaters with her trusted dog, sassy. >> i was more scared for her than anything. more scared for her. >> reporter: a month after her brush with death, brouilette is still homeless.
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>> reporter: it is. >> because you don't know where to start. hopefully that's the last. oh! >> reporter: this week, she was reunited with the stranger who rescued her. he brought her supplies and dog treats for sassy. >> i think it is divine intervention. i believe that in my heart and my soul. >> reporter: proving the onlyat thing that can match mother nature's worst is human nature's best. >> it's just who we are in louisiana. we help op and i was put in that place to help her out. >> reporter: omar villafranca,r cbs news, denham springs, louisiana. >> pelley: unsinkable sassy. that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh captioned by media access group at wgbh
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he is the former i-10 freeway shooting suspect. now leslie merritt, jr. is going after those who charged him. answers on the new lawsuit just filed. the alarming discovery inside a can of baby formula. >> my knife -- my life will never b but 1st a yoga instructor now in the clear after being accused of sexual misconduct with teenage boys. hello i'm sean mclaughlin. this is what's happening. a huge sigh of relief for lindsey radomski. today a jury found her not guilty on all counts. >> it's very emotional. just because, it's hard to put
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flashing underaged boys at the bar mitzvah party. we caught up with her for a sitdown interview. we go live to downtown phoenix with that part of our story. jerrod? i we spoke with lindsay here at her attorney's office. she is thankful for her defense team and take full to the jury. this was a lengthy trial for a municipal court room. 6 weeks. remember a lot of the people testifying at the trial new her. k testified against her. plus her former asked friend testified against her in court. accusing her of the sex crimes. lindsey radomski has always admitted she drank too much, she passed out in a room during the permits the. but her defense team has always said she was the real victim and that the boys took advantage of her. tonight even though the jury found her not guilty, she told us the trial hangs over her


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