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captioning sponsored by cbs ? ? ? captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: the campaign takes an ugly turn over a beauty queen. a twitter war breaks out over trump's treatment of women. >> who gets up at 3:00 in the morning to engage in a twitterrn attack against a former miss universe? >> pelley: also tonight, after yet another air strike, tears for the most innocent victims of the syrian civil war. background checks for gun buyers. a new report finds a dangerous flaw. and, a modest cowboy brings law and order to the west. >> i just figured it was the right thing to do, you know?
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this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. in a presidential campaign more about insults than ideas, it has come to this-- the biggest issue today was a beauty queen of 20 years ago, and donald trump's treatment of her. in the wee hours of the morning while most of us were sleeping, trump was wide awake, launching a twitter tirade. hillary clintowa garrett. >> reporter: the tweets began at 3:20 a.m. eastern, with donald trump condemning unsourced reporting about his campaign as lies. at 5:15 a.m., to the dismay and bafflement of his top advisers, trump turned to alicia machado, and the week-long debate over trump's mocking of the 1996 miss universe winner's post-pageant univer weight gain. trump called machado "disgusting," and urged his
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followers to look for an alleged sex tape of machado, the first time a major party nominee recommended pornography to his supporters. trump said clinton was duped by the "con" that machado was a paragon of virtue, alleging clinton's advocacy of machado revealed "bad judgment. machado has appeared twice in mexico's "playboy magazine." trump's allegation of a sex tape appears to be a reference to a spanish-language reality tv show.h-language on instagram, machado responded, on insta writing in spanish, trump was intimidating her with p slander and lies that have nodes foundation. during a brief tour today of the gerald ford presidential museum in grand rapids, michigan: >> mr. trump, why did you go on a late-night tweet storm last night? >> reporter: trump ignored questions about his predawn twitter antics. and at a later rally, he tried to return attention to his political adversary. >> mr. president, will you
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to hillary clinton and her co-conspirators for their many crimes against our country? ? ain't no mountain high enough >> reporter: but clinton has seized on the machado story, telephoning the beauty queen today and on twitter asking, "what kind of man stays up all night to smear a woman with lies and conspiracy theories?" >> he called this woman "miss piggy." >> reporter: it was clinton who brought up machado at monday's debate in hopes of worsening trump's image with female voters, and she hit the same point again today in florida. >> i mean, his latest twitter meltdown is unhinged, even for him. it proves yet again that he is temperamentally unfit to bee president and commander inf. chief. >> reporter: at this rally, trump said his debate performance was uneven at times because of a faulty microphone. and today, the bipartisan debate commission admitted trump's voice was distorted in the debate hall, but not for the television audience.
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garbled his best anti-clinton attack lines, admitting the microphone had nothing to do with it. >> pelley: major garrett, thanks. well, with a clear microphone we trust, let's bring in john heilemann, co-managing editor of bloomberg politics. john, our clinton campaign correspondent nancy cordes told me today that when a candidate is digging a hole for himself, his opponent should just stand back and watch. but today, clinton brought a shovel-- why? >> well, you know, you want to help, in some se the thing is, the other candidate, if your opponent is digging a hole for himself, you let him keep digging. but occasionally, you want to throw some dirt on top of him and maybe help to bury him. and that's what the clinton campaign is trying to do right now with donald trump. he has-- he had a not very goodn debate on monday night. and then, over the course of the next four days, he's made things just worse for himself, and worse for himself as these news cycles have unfolded. and she is now-- hillary clinton is now trying to put a stake in his heart, at the end of this week. >> pelley: and she's picking up
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again. >> she is. >> pelley: it seems like any other candidate would change the subject as quickly as possible. >> right. >> pelley: but with this, with the family of the fallen soldier, with the judge in the trump university case, trump keeps these controversies going for days. >> right. he does not like to be attacked. he does not like to have his credibility undermined. he can't resist taking the bait. and in these cases, it's really dangerous, scott, because those are all instances-- the ones that you mentioned-- were all instances of a presidential nominee taking on a iv voters have a lot of tolerance for politicians attacking each other, but they don't have tolerance for politicians attacking people like them, and that's how they see people like the kahns and people like judge curiel, and now people like alicia machado. people-- they're just average people trying to get along in their lives, and when big, powerful politicians decide to dump on them in this way, it leaves a really bad impression. >> pelley: john heilemann, bloomberg politics, thanks for being with us. >> thanks, scott. >> pelley: the next debate is tuesday. it will be between the vice
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the moderator will be my colleague elaine quijano of our streaming news service, cbsn. our coverage will begin at 9:00 eastern time. well, we have just been briefed by the national transportation safety board on yesterday's commuter train crash in new jersey. one person was killed. of the 108 injured, only seven remain in the hospital tonight. kris van cleave has the breaking news. >> reporter: natiol transportation safety board investigators have started interviewing the crew of the new jersey transit train that crashed into the hoboken station yesterday. the engineer, 48-year-old thomas gallagher, is said to be cooperating, and has provided a blood sample that will be screened for drugs and alcohol. investigators recovered the data recorder from the rear of the train, but are still waiting to access the front cab. n.t.s.b. vice chair bella dinh- zarr: >> once the n.t.s.b. has a successful download, investigators will use that
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and get that information about the train. >> reporter: investigators will examine the train for signs of mechanical failure, including any brake problems. investigators are also gatherins and reviewing multiple sources of video. lead investigator jim southworth: >> because of the asbestos, because of the unsettled structures that we're not sure about, i'm not allowing anybody to go in there, okay. none of the evidence that's in there is perishable. >> reporter: gallagher is a 29-year transit employee described as an experienced engineer. the investigation has found no red flags in his background, work, or medical history. he was treated and released from a hospital hours after the crash. >> it takes a very quick minute, maybe, for this to happen and it takes quite some time to unravel, particularly with the amount of data we get. >> reporter: while investigators stress it is too early to know what caused this accident, scott, over the last 20 years, nearly a third of all derailment accidents have been blamed on human error.
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to nearly 60%. >> pelley: kris van cleave for us tonight. kris, thank you. police have interviewed and cleared two men seen handling one of the bombs left on the streets in new york earlier this month. both worked for egypt air. they found a suitcase with a pressure cooker bomb inside. apparently, they wanted the bag, so they took the bomb out and left it on street. the bomb did not explode. blocks away, a bomb allegedly left by ahmad ramadied late today, police in el cajon, california, released videos showing tuesday's fatal police shooting of a black man. 38-year-old alfred olango is seen pointing an object at officers with both hands, and he is immediately shot and tased. what he had, turned out to be an electronic cigarette. olango's sister had called the police because he was acting erratically.
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followed by three nights of protests, which turned violent last night. this evening, 275,000 civilians are under attack, according to the united nations. they're besieged in eastern aleppo, which rebelled against the syrian dictatorship more than five years ago. russian and syrian warplanes are trying to finish them off. today, rescue workers pulled a child from a collapsed building. the miracle and the exhaustion were overwhelming. one of the most experienced reporters on the syrian war is our elizabeth palmer. >> reporter: for nearly two weeks, it's been like it this-- russian and syrian war planes and artillery pounding eastern aleppo. they're targeting islamic fighters who control much of this side of the city--
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russians and the syrians say. but can their aim really be this bad? one after another, civilian targets have been hit-- a bakery, the vat of dough still rising; people's homes; and two of east aleppo's remaining hospitals, which has left doctors utterly overwhelmed. rarely have conditions been this bad, says dr. rick brennan of world health organization. >> children and other civilians are being treated on the floor in corridors. there aren't enough intensive care beds. four children died in the last few days because the intensive care unit in one of the hospitals was full. >> reporter: in the last 48 hours, there's been some ground fighting, as iraqi and iranian militias have joined assad's depleted army.
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they're going to retake eastern aleppo any time soon, which simply puts terrified civilians trapped in the city, in the line of even more fire. the bombing this week, scott, does look like a deliberate campaign of terror to force civilians to flee. the united nations certainly didn didn't pull its punches. it called it a war crime. >> pelley: elizabeth palmer in our london newsroom tonight. liz, thank you. today, israel buried its last shimon peres helped build israel's military and then worked half of his life for peace. holly williams is in jerusalem. >> reporter: they came from all over the world to jerusalem to pay their final respects to a man who tried to bring peace to his people and to the middle east. president obama called shimon
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>> the last of the founding generation is now gone. shimon accomplished enough things in his life for 1,000 men. >> reporter: palestinian leader mahmoud abbas was also here, and shared a rare handshake with israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. as israel's foreign minister, shimon peres opened secret negotiations with the eventually to the oslo accords in 1993, the first agreement between israel and the palestinians aimed at ending their conflict. it won peres the nobel peace prize, though it didn't deliver lasting peace in the middle east. he was, said bill clinton, ourmi complicated, brilliant friend. >> he lived 93 years in a state of constant wonder over the unbelievable potential of all the rest of us to rise above our
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fears, to make the most of today and claim the promise of tomorrow. >> reporter: in a final farewell, they heard one of shimon peres' favorite songs from his childhood in poland: a jewish prayer, "our father, our king." shimon peres was laid to rest today atop mount herzl, scott, alonot including prime minister yitzhak rabin, with wh rabin, with whom he shared the nobel prize. >> pelley: holly williams in jerusalem. holly, thank you. today, alabama's chief justice was suspended without pay for the last two years of his term. roy moore was found guilty of ethics violations for ordering state judges not to issue same- sex marriage licenses. moore was suspended in 2003
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and i kind of looked around, and all of a sudden, this guy goes whizzing by me on a bicycle. >> reporter: as the security cameras show, there was no way to catch him on foot. so the cowboy did what cowboys do-- he saddled up to save the day, armed with little more than a lasso. >> a couple of swings and then i threw it at him, just like i would a steer. >> reporter: he had to be blown away. like, what was going on? >> he said, "what are you doing, man, do you a badge?" "no, i don't have a badge." >> reporter: a lot of people were ma like, what was going on. >> he said, "wha >> reporter: the cavalry arrived moments later, led by eagle point police officer chris adams. >> i looked up, and from the horse, there was a rope connected to the ankle of a gentleman on the ground, holding on to a tree.
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>> reporter: in fact, here's a picture. on the left, you can see the suspect on the ground, roped and tied like a steer headed for the pen. john wayne couldn't have done it any better. >> i'd take him by my side, any day. >> i told the cop, "man, you guys ought to pick up a rope and throw that gun away. you might have better luck with it."aughing. he started laughing. >> reporter: what made you decide to take action in the first place? >> i don't know. i just figured it was the right thing to do. if it was my wife or my little girl, i would hope somebody would help her, if i wasn't around. >> reporter: heroes, like cowboys, are getting find. especially modest ones like robert, who want absolutely nothing in return. when it was over, police say, all he asked for was his rope back. coiled it up, tipped his hat, and then rode off into the yellow logo sunset. steve hartman, "on the road," in eagle point, oregon. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news, all
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