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5:30 pm >> ros >> rose: they got him. the most wanted drug lord in the world wanted no more. also tonight-- a philadelphia cop ambushed by a gunman inspired by isis. >> that is chilling, absolutely chilling when you watch that. >> rose: a grandmother gives birth to a granddaughter. >> they pulled head out, and that was amazing thing i've ever seen in my life. >> rose: and steve hartman with the most efficient power source we have ever seen. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> rose: good evening. scott is off tonight. i'm charlie rose, and this is our western edition. the drug lord known as "el chapo" was captured today six months after he broke out of a
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mexican prison for the second time. joaquin guzman, once the most powerful drug kingpin if the world, was arrested after a shoot-out with mexican marines. guzman is wanted in the united states. the state department posted a $5 million reward for his arrest. and chicago branded him public enemy number one. ben tracy begins our coverage. >> reporter: the man with the towel over his head is believed to be el chapo, being led by mexican authorities to an airplane bound for mexico city. after a massive operation in the town of los mochis early this morning, mexican marines captured the drug lord. he was wearing a dirty white undershirt and did not appear wounded. he may have tried to escape through the sewer after a tip led authorities to this white house. inside they found a small army ready for war. these are just some of the weapons seized, including a loaded rocket-propelled grenade launcher.
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five of el chapo's men were killed during a violent firefight with marines. mexican president enrique pena nieto announced el chapo's capture on twitter saying, "mission accomplished. we have him." on television he called el chapo's capture the result of days and nights of unequivocal commitment to bringing him to justice. six months ago, joaquin "el chapo" guzman escaped from the most secure prison in mexico. this surveillance video shows his last moments in his cell before he walks into his shower stall. that's when he climbed into this mile-long tunnel when he hopped on a retrofitted motorcycle and rode these tracks to freedom. this was his second escape from prison. arturo fontes is a former f.b.i. agent who investigated el chapo for nearly 20 years.
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>> reporter: el chapo, which means shorty, may be just 5'6" but he was also one of the biggest and most violent drug lords in the world. he's run the notorious sinoaloa drug cartel, worth about $3 billion. the cartel is responsible for much of the violence that has plagued the streets in parts of mexico. it also controls nearly half the illegal drugs flowing from that country to the united states. guzman is believed to be responsible for as many as 34,000 deaths. sources tell cbs news that the tip that led to el chapo's arrest came from u.s. law enforcement. he is wanted in six states in this country on drug-related crimes, and, charlie, in chicago he is considered public enemy number one. >> rose: thanks, ben. for a "60 minutes" report, bill whitaker got a look inside the prison guzman escaped last >> reporter: during the last manhunt for el chapo, hisco pursuers discovered this. the tub. look at this.
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a tunnel entrance also concealed in the plumbing, in this case beneath the tub. that's amazing. chapo devised ingenious smuggling methods. he packed drugs into fake cucumbers and bananas and mixed them in with shipments of real produce. but the thing he worked hardest on was making sure he could always get away. guzman was the first mexican drug trafficker to hire architects and mining engineers to build elaborate super tunnels complete with ventilation systems, electricity and railways to ferry drugs under the u.s.-mexico border. mexican authorities led us to a tunnel they found unfinished and just short of the border fence in tijuana. this tunnel was discovered just a couple weeks after el chapo's great escape. his cartel wasn't just focused on building his escape tunnel. they continued building these drug tunnels at the same time. >> rose: our intrepid reporter bill whitaker.
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he'll be at it again this weekend. bill will take us to the main russian air base in syria for an inside look at russia's battle against the enemies of dictator bashar al-assad. that's this sunday on "60 minutes." a muslim man from suburban philadelphia is in custody tonight after he allegedly attempted to assassinate a police officer. he apparently was inspired by isis. jericka duncan is in philadelphia. >> reporter: surveillance video shows the horrifying moment when 33-year-old philadelphia police officer jesse hartnett was ambushed at point-blank range. >> reporter: police say the >> reporter: police say the suspect, 30-year-old edward archer, fired at least a dozen times. here you can see his arm inside the patrol car. even though officer hartnett was struck three times in the left arm, he bravely exited his vehicle and pursued the suspect on foot, firing his weapon and
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wounding the perpetrator. philadelphia police commissioner richard ross: >> that is chilling, absolutely chilling when you watch that. and if that doesn't just make the hairs on your neck just raise when you see that, it's scary. that's all i can say. >> reporter: police say that archer admitted guilt, identified himself as a muslim and pledged allegiance to isis. >> according to him he believed that the police defend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the quran. >> reporter: commissioner ross says that his biggest regret was that the firearm used was stolen from a fellow police officer's home in 2013. how concerning is it when you hear that that gun that the suspect used was that of another officer? >> it cuts deep. i mean things happen, but it cuts even deeper. >> reporter: hartnett remains in the hospital in critical but stable condition. his father robert hartnett says his son always wanted to be a police officer. >> he's a tough guy.
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he's a tough dude. he's an actual philadelphia officer. >> reporter: cbs news has learned that the suspect traveled to the middle east in 2011 and 2012, but, charlie, officials say it is still too early to know for sure whether the suspect had any direct connection to a terrorist organization. >> rose: thanks, jericka. new fuel has been added to the debate over allowing refugees fleeing middle east wars to settle here in the u.s. two have been arrested on charges related to terror, one in texas, one in california. here is jeff pegues. >> reporter: omar al hardan appeared in a texas courtroom today to face charges that he attempted to provide material support to isis. the 24-year-old, an iraqi refugee, who lives in houston, has been in the u.s. since 2009. in sacramento, agents arrested another iraqi refugee, aws al- jayab. and in court papers they say he had traveled to syria to fight
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with rebels opposing president assad. the 23-year-old came to the u.s. in 2012, but investigators alleged soon after he was communicating via social media with terrorist organizations in syria. in march and april of 2013, he in november of 2013, he flew from chicago to turkey and then traveled to aleppo in syria where investigators say he took up arms with terrorist organizations and concealed that conduct from immigration authorities when he returned to the u.s. the next year. investigators call al-jayab a foreign fighter. according to u.s. intelligence officials, more than 36,500 foreign fighters have traveled to syria. 250 have come from the u.s. the two arrests have re-ignited the political debate over admitting refugees from the region into the u.s. house homeland security chairman michael mccaul.
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>> they're ticking time bombs. how many ticking time bombs are we going to bring in, in this refugee program without a proper vetting system in place? >> reporter: the white house today called the current screening process rigorous. lawyers for the two suspects could not be reached for comment. charlie, according to court papers, the two communicated through social media and discussed going to syria to fight. >> rose: thanks, jeff. the governor of maine is under fire for remarks he made while talking about the state's heroin epidemic. republican paul lepage spoke at a town meeting wednesday night. >> these are guys that are named d-money, smoothie, shifty, these type of guys that come from connecticut and new york. they come up here. they sell their heroin. then they go back home. incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave.ld >> rose: today lepage told reporters it was a slip of the tongue. he did not mean to inject race into the discussion, but he also
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said this: >> instead of saying, maine women, i said white women. if you... i'm not going to apologize to the maine women for that, because if you go to maine, you will see that we're essentially 95% white. >> rose: the head of the regional n.a.a.c.p called the governor's comments terrible and divisive. overnight the state department released nearly 3,000 more pages of e-mails from hillary clinton's personal account. one of these e-mails is receiving extra scrutiny. it contains an unusual request. here's nancy cordes. >> reporter: republicans argue the newly released e-mail proves that former secretary of state knowingly shared sensitive information on her private account. in an exchange from 2011, a top aide alerts clinton that staffers are having issues sending her some talking points via secure fax.
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in other words an e-mail with no identifying heading and send non-secure. the topic and sensitivity of the talking points are not clear. that part is redacted. still, the republican chair of the senate judiciary committee called the exchange disturbing and called for a criminal inquiry. late this afternoon, the clinton campaign told cbs news it is false that hillary clinton asked for classified material to be sent over a non-secure system. the exchange was among 2,900 pages of clinton's e-mails released by the state department at 2:00 a.m. this morning. the agency said it is simply trying to keep up with an ambitious schedule established by a federal judge. just this week the state department's own internal watchdog said the agency's responses to questions about clinton's e-mails have been inaccurate and incomplete. state department officials say
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they just don't have the resources to keep up with all the requests from the public and the media, charlie. >> rose: thanks, nancy. to the economy now. more employers are putting out the help wanted sign. they added 292,000 jobs last month. and the unemployment rate held steady at 5%. more about that now from our senior national correspondent anthony mason. >> reporter: charlie, hiring was surprisingly strong in december, and for the year, the economy added 2.6 million jobs. together with the 3.1 million added the year before, that's the best two-year gain since the late '90s, but wages were flat again in december and manufacturing, which added more than 200,000 jobs in 2014, added just 30,000 last year. and the strong jobs report could not lift the markets out of their funk. the dow, which tumbled again lost more than 1,000 points for the week, the worst start ever to a new year. turmoil in china and the global economy continues to worry investors.
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the s&p 500 is down almost 10% from its all-time high set back in may, charlie. >> rose: thanks, anthony. still ahead tonight, a grandmother gives birth to her own granddaughter. and a mystery at the bookstore. five men vanish when the "cbs evening news" continues.
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>> rose: this could be a plot for a bestseller. five men who work for a publisher in hong kong have vanished. seth doane reports the only clues may come from the pages of the books they sold. >> reporter: in front of the bookstore tonight, protesters demanded to know why the men went missing. why do you care so much about this issue? "if these five can easily disappear," trin told us, "then one day me and my family can vanish simply for saying or doing something." the five men were all tied to the now-closed causeway bay books.
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tucked up a cramped staircase, it doesn't look like much of a threat, but the gossipy, salacious titles on the wall criticized china's leaders. this book talks about the private life of that of peng liyuan, china's first lady, and this book here predicts the collapse of china's president, xi jinping. on december 30th, publisher lee bo never returned home. then days later a faxed letter purportedly written by lee said he was cooperating with an investigation and had made his own way to the mainland. >> we're concerned about an incident of political kidnap. >> reporter: you're calling this a political kidnapping? >> must be. >> reporter: hong kong legislator albert ho worries chinese authorities or their agents illegally snatched lee and took him to china. what is at stake here for hong kong? >> this incident is explosive. it really touched the nerve of every ordinary citizen, because we... it's more than freedom of publication.
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>> reporter: but a risk these protesters are willing to take to protect their freedom of speech. >> we will fight for our human rights. >> reporter: seth doane, cbs news, hong kong. >> rose: still ahead, steve hartman on the road, but up next, a grandmother's "labor" of love.
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treatments were unsuccessful and they experienced three heartbreaking miscarriages. at any point did you think we're not going to have kids? >> no, that was never an option for us. >> reporter: kelley and aaron had four remaining embryos from their final round of in vitro fertilization when her mom offered another option to, act as a surrogate and give birth to her own grandchild. she's like, "i think i need to do this." and i said, "i think you need to think about it." >> reporter: were you hesitant? >> i mean just for her health. >> reporter: tracy was in excellent health, but at 53 she was already seven years into menopause, so dr. joe leveno put her on hormone therapy to enable her to carry a baby. >> she was a star. i mean she exceeded all my expectations by a mile. she complained probably a fraction of what my average patient does in terms of aches and pains. >> when i was in my 20s and pregnant with her and her brother, it was easy. >> reporter: how was it in your 50s?
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>> it was difficult. it was exhausting. >> reporter: on the big day, tracey had a c-section and gave birth to her granddaughter, baby kelcey headed home today proving a mother's and grandmother's love knows no bounds. >> a miracle. it was god's little miracle right here. >> reporter: omar villafranca, cbs news, plano, texas. >> rose: up next, steve hartman with pound-for-pound the strongest person in america. >> tonight's "on the road" segment is sponsored by: love your laxative so you have peace of mind from start to finish.
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>> reporter: at the olympic training center in colorado springs, american weight lifters carry a heavy burden. the u.s. men's team hasn't won a gold medal in 56 years. but coach zygmntu smalcerz says that streak may be ending thanks to one incredible lifter. >> his muscles, they are so fantastic. this is what he got from the god. >> reporter: so where is this hercules? you won't believe. here at beaufort high school in beaufort, south carolina, 15- year-old c.j. cummings looks like just another kid. in fact, everyone thought he was just another kid, until three years ago, when he walked into his first national men's tournament. >> they thought i was just like a spectator. >> reporter: they thought you were a spectator? >> probably, i think so. >> reporter: how well did you do? >> i got second. >> reporter: you got second!? >> yes. >> reporter: at the age of 12.
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since then he's been dubbed the lebron james of u.s. weightlifting, but even that may be selling him short. last august this 5'4", 150-pound kid attempted the unimaginable. this is 385 pounds? >> yes. >> reporter: picture a kitchen stove on each end of that bar. >> okay. that's good. >> reporter: no american in his weight class had ever done that much in the clean and jerk. that's astounding. at least not until c.j. came along. ( cheering ) an american men's record set by a boy. after this lift, his personal coach, ray jones, says a lot of people didn't believe the report. i can understand that because if i wasn't, there i don't know if i'd believe it. >> reporter: to that end, a local professor of sports medicine set up a bunch of cameras and censors to try to figure out how c.j. is doing this, but thye found nothing special in his technique
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proving that c.j. was either sent her directly from the planet krypton or he's just plain strong. and get this: coaches say he's still at least ten years away from reaching his full potential, probably another four until his first olympics. until then he'll be busy inspiring young weight lifters across the country. >> that's what i'm talking about. >> reporter: and exercising a great deal of patience. >> i just want to take it as far as i can go, hopefully get a gold medal for the u.s. >> reporter: have you thought about a wheaties box? >> huh? >> reporter: have you thought about a wheaties box? >> what's that? >> reporter: "what's a wheaties box?" >> yeah. >> reporter: i told you he was young. steve hartman, "on the road." >> rose: superman indeed, one part heart, and one part muscle. that's the "cbs evening news." scott pelley will be along on sunday's "60 minutes" and he'll be back here on monday. i'm charlie rose. thanks for joining us. see you next week on "cbs this morning." good night.
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a cliff crumbling.... the first major casualty of el linda macdonald is captioning for you in real time. new at 6:00, danger at the beach. a cliff crumbling the first major casualty of el nino storms. >> mother nature lets you know she is in charge. >> now we learn some popular bay area parks could be closed all winter. [ yelling ] >> inauguration out of control. from a glaring governor to an embarrassed senator. insider phil matier weighs in on the debacle inside city hall. >> and switching sides. a south bay congressman loses a key endorsement and this one hurts. how it could really cost his campaign. good evening, i'm allen martin. >> i'm veronica de la cruz. new at 6:00, pounding el
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nino storms have forced the closure of a popular bay area hiking trail near the coast. it's because a cliff at fort funston in san francisco is crumbling. part of the trail washed away. kpix 5's da lin tells us the area is dangerous and could be closed for months. >> reporter: veronica, this is the warning sign right here. the north access point. it's an extremely popular spot for folks to walk down to the beach from fort funston. but that pathway is collapsed. it has gone down to the beach. park rangers are blaming the recent storms for that. from chopper 5 you can see there aren't too many ways to get down to the beach from fort funston. this was one of the two access points. park rangers say large waves this week eroded the pathway. >> path that's normally a nice smooth, um, ramp sort of down to the beaches is now just a complete drop-off. >> reporter: signs and orange barricades couldn't stop people


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