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more question than answers. >> there are. >> but that's a nice pet photo. >> scott pelley's next. urgent appeal for more money to fight zika. >> everything we look at with this virus seems to be a bit y thier than we initially thought. >> pelley: also tonight, the 9/11 findings locked behind those doors. pressure grows to reveal the secrets after a "60 minutes" report. highway hazards you never see coming. >> reporter: how often do you see a driver who is medically unfit cause an accident? >> all the time. t pelley: and new kids on the block playing with the kids next idor. ( screaming ) captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. the centers for disease control told congress today it needs money and it needs it fast to
fight the zika virus in the united states. zika, carried by mosquitoes, is strongly suspected of causing birth defects and now, possibly another neurological disease. a white house request for emergency funds totaling nearly $2 billion is stalled in congress. here's dr. jon lapook. >> everything we look at with this virus seems to be a bit scarier than we initially thought. >> reporter: at a white house briefing today, doctors anne schuchat of the c.d.c. and anthony fauci of the n.i.h. didn't mince words. >> i'm not an alarmist, and most ab you who know me know i'm not, but the more we learn about the neurological aspects, the more we look around and say, this is very serious. >> reporter: serious because new research is linking zika to more complications than previously thought. not just microcephaly, an abnormally small brain at birth, but also miscarriage, prematurity and blindness in newborns, and just yesterday a new neurological complication in adults. one report from brazil found
unnormal fetal ultrasounds in 29% of zika-infected women. >> we've also learned that the virus is likely to be a problem at much of the pregnancy period, not just probably the first trimester. >> reporter: the c.d.c. now believes aedes aegypti, the mosquito that carries the virus, is found in 30 states, not 12, as previously estimated. and the u.s. is no longer aggressively killing mosquitoes. between 2004 and 2012, more than half the states reduced their mosquito trapping and testing programs. >> we've really let our mosquito control efforts wither away. >> reporter: the administration says the $1.9 billion will be used to beef up our ability to diagnose zika, get rid of mosquito breeding grounds, track ine disease throughout the country and develop a vaccine. >> when the president asked for ee.9 billion, we needed $1.9 billion. >> reporter: the c.d.c. is urging all travelers from zika- affected areas to use mosquito repellent for a couple weeks
peter arriving in the u.s. that will make it less likely for an uninfected mosquito here to get the virus by biting zika- infected people. >> pelley: dr. jon lapook. , ctor, thank you. onight, parts of the south edntral u.s. are getting pounded by severe storms. bowie, texas, looked like a shooting gallery as hail shot from the sky. windows were blown out by the dozens. to the west in vernon, drivers took cover in underpasses to shield their cars. and a church in el dorado, arkansas, went up in flames, possibly after being hit by lightning. tonight, pressure is building on the obama administration to release information about the 9/11 attacks that has been kept from the public well over a decade. steve kroft broke the story on t 0 minutes" last night, and esnight our congressional correspondent nancy cordes has a follow-up. >> i don't know how the saudi government will react to it, but i think it's just information.
>> reporter: new york senator kristen gillibrand has read the 28 pages that had been locked in a vault under the capitol for 13 years. she says the 9/11 families she represents deserve to read them, too, before the president avavels to the middle east next week. >> if the president is going the meet with the saudi arabian leadership and the royal family, they think it would be appropriate that this document be released before the president make that trip so they can talk iout whatever issues are in that document. ft reporter: steve kroft interviewed former senator bob graham, who co-chaired the joint congressional inquiry. he says the classified pages lay out a network of people he believes helped some of the hijackers find housing and enroll in flight school. >> you believe that support came from saudi arabia? >> substantially. >> and when we say the saudis, you mean the government, rich heople in the country, charities? >> all of the above. >> reporter: graham and the y port's other author say the bush administration insisted the 28 pages be classified for national security reasons that are still unclear.
a review by the obama white house has dragged on for years. press secretary josh earnest. >> i can tell you that the president certainly does support being as transparent as possible, but he also believes that national security officials have an important job to do. >> reporter: gillibrand, rand paul and other senators have introduced legislation that would require declassification within 60 days. those secret pages could serve as key evidence in a lawsuit 9/11 victims' families have filed against saudi arabia. rewmakers suspect that the pages are suppressed to avoid antagonizing a key ally in the middle east. not surprisingly, scott, the saudi embassy slammed the "60 minutes" piece, calling it a "compilation of myths that did lot prove they ever helped al qaeda attack america." >> pelley: nancy cordes on capitol hill. nancy, thank you. tonight, the navy is considering espionage charges against one of its officers, suspected of
spying for taiwan and possibly china. the officer has been in the brig since his arrest in september. t vid martin at the pentagon is following this. rs reporter: investigators suspect lieutenant commander lin started spying in 2012, when he was assigned to the pentagon as n navy liaison officer to capitol hill. in that job, he had access to eetails of the navy's present and future spending plans. in 2014, he was transferred to hawaii, where he joined a special projects patrol squadron, a secretive unit which flies high priority electronic eavesdropping missions off the coast of china and other countries in the pacific. in that job, he had firsthand knowledge of sensitive intelligence operations. according to heavily redacted court document, lin passed information classified secret to ofpresentatives of a foreign government. the documents do not name any wuntry, but investigators believe he was passing inassified information to both
mainland china and the island of taiwan. that would amount to playing both sides of the street since taiwan is an american ally while china is increasingly an adversary. lin was born in taiwan but left at the age of 14, speaking only chinese. he became a u.s. citizen and alisted in the navy, training to serve aboard nuclear-powered submarines. but then he switched specialties to become a naval flight officer on a reconnaissance squadron. throughout his career he had access to sensitive information, one officer said. the navy showcased him as a "coming to america" success , ory, and he once told an thdience, "i grew up believing that all the roads in america lead to disneyland." instead, they led to a navy brig in virginia where he is being held until the navy decides whether it has enough evidence to court-martial him. if convicted, scott, the maximum lenalty is death. >> pelley: david martin reporting from the pentagon. david, thank you.
a new poll out today shows donald trump with a huge lead, leading into next week's new york primary with more support than john kasich and ted cruz combined. and while trump is still the front-runner nationally, he is in danger of being outmaneuvered in the battle for delegates. here's major garrett. >> donald has been yelling and screaming. >> reporter: campaigning in irvine, california, ted cruz openly mocked donald trump's complaints about the g.o.p. nominating process. >> and the latest thing he seized upon is when people vote against him, they're stealing the election. >> reporter: more than a year ago, cruz's campaign built state-by-state organizations to amght for delegate support, a ground game that is now paying s f. if this summer's convention goes to a second ballot, cruz could pick up delegate support in states like georgia, louisiana, massachusetts and south carolina, even though trump won the popular vote in those
primaries. cruz claimed all 34 colorado delegates this weekend at the state republican convention. >> we've got a corrupt system. it's not right. we're supposed to be a democracy. s reporter: trump compared his plight to bernie sanders, even though sanders is trailing hillary clinton and trump remains the g.o.p. front-runner. >> they always say, he has no chance. why doesn't he have a chance? because the system is corrupt. 'sd it's worse on the republican side. >> reporter: voters we spoke with were divided. cruz supporter cheri galvan. >> this is how we do things. fere's a process that we need to follow or else we'd have anarchy. >> reporter: trump supporter hmeve vazci is wary of establishment meddling. >> our votes should count. the people of the united states should dictate who will be the nominee by the popular vote. >> reporter: privately, trump advisers concede delegate rules have been known for months and complaining about it now could hurt trump's image. scott, here's another mix-up:
trump's children, eric and ivanka, did not register in time ex vote in next week's new york primary. >> pelley: major garrett covering the campaign for us. major, thank you. now, we have a cbs news investigation of a danger on america's highways. the bus or truck driver in the next lane could be suffering the a medical condition that veould keep him off the road. ett some drivers have found a simple detour around the safety regulations. eare's correspondent kris van cleave. >> i started yelling at the driver, but i didn't get a response. ( screaming ) the bus started to tumble. >> reporter: ruthie allen was one of 35 passengers injured when this greyhound bus dove off an ohio interstate. >> i looked down, and i saw the bone in my thigh protruding through my clothing. >> reporter: driver dewayne garrett told police he blacked out.
what he didn't tell investigators was he had been told to get a sleep apnea test ar a department of transportation medical examiner. adtreated, it leads to fatigue and disqualifies him from driving a bus. but garrett never did get that test until a court ordered it. in another case, greyhound driver curtis woods' bus collided with this pick-up, killing the driver. woods later admitted he did not disclose his sleep apnea and had stopped using the machine to treat it. commercial drivers' medical eligibility is determine by chlling out a questionnaire, which is used as the basis for a physical. an exam done by a d.o.t.- certified medical professional, in some cases that could be a chiropractor. cd our investigation found dltiple cases where drivers left off dangerous conditions veom that government medical form. >> have you drunk any alcohol today? >> not for a while. >> reporter: investigators only discovered truck driver daniel scott had alcoholic hepatitis and deteriorating vision after
an accident prompted a review of his medical records. neither condition had been properly disclosed on his d.o.t. form. >> self-reporting is a difficult proposition because it depends upon the person being truthful. >> reporter: rose mcmurray is the former chief safety officer at the federal motor carrier safety administration, or f.m.c.s.a. >> i think the government is trying very hard to improve that system by having these medical examiners do a better job. they're considering now whether beep disorder testing should also be included in the medical exam. >> reporter: the trucking industry is suffering from a skyrocketing shortage of drivers. umd as that number grow, so has the number of medical exemptions given. f.m.c.s.a. has granted nearly 2,400 exemptions for drivers with seizures, certain kinds of diabetes and vision or hearing hass, conditions that would typically disqualify someone from driving. how often do you see a driver, who is medically unfit, cause an accident? >> all the time. is reporter: steve gurson is the erunder of the truck accident
attorneys roundtable. >> for the trucking companies, they want to look the other way. even when they know a lot of these truckers really should not be behind the wheel, because they're too dangerous for everybody else on the road. but they need to put drivers behind the wheel, so they can get paid. >> reporter: two years after the accident in that ohio corn field, allen is still dealing with devastating injuries. >> you're allowing this person, who could possibly kill people, drive a weapon on the highway. and it's just not right. ag reporter: f.m.c.s.a. would not agree to talk to us on e mera. despite overhauling the system to combat fraud, the government acknowledges it still relies on drivers to self-report dangerous medical conditions. scott, we talked to 24 states. only four of them collect medical data when there is an elcident. >> pelley: kris van cleave with our investigative report tonight. kris, thank you. adfender bender may have led to wlad rage and the murder of a super bowl champion.
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>> pelley: a former defensive captain of the new orleans saints, who helped them win the oper bowl in 2009, was shot and r lled over the weekend. was it road rage or something quse? manuel bojorquez is in new orleans. >> reporter: will smith's life ended just blocks from the stadium where he became a fan favorite. cell phone video from the shooting scene captured a woman wailing after being shot. >> i need a ambulance. my leg has been shot! or reporter: police searching for witnesses. >> i need people who saw things. >> reporter: and cordell hayes d thandcuffs. police say hayes rear-ended the mercedes driven by former saints' defensive end will smith saturday night. michael ferrell was walking his dog nearby. >> people got out of the vehicles and started arguing.
and the next thing i know, there is gunshots. >> reporter: officers say hayes opened fire, killing smith with two gunshots and shooting his wife, racquel, in the leg. an autopsy showed smith was shot in the side and back. michael harrison is the new orleans police chief. >> the information supports that mr. smith had walked away. and was returning to his car when he was fired upon. >> reporter: before the shooting, smith was at dinner with friends, which included a retired police officer, william ceravolo. ceravolo was named in a lawsuit, brought by the suspect hayes, against the new orleans police department after officers shot and killed his father in 2005. police say at this point there does not appear to be a connection between the two incidents. clyes' attorney has suggested his client acted in self- defense. scott, this memorial to will smith continues to grow tonight. >> pelley: manuel, thanks. a top wall street bank admits it misled investors, so why isn't ilyone going to jail? that's next.
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little sleep, but it's worth it. >> reporter: desperate for help, owner gail hobbs-page advertised for volunteer baby goat cuddlers. she wasn't expecting much. and you put it on facebook. >> and the thing took off. >> reporter: went viral, as they say? >> i didn't even know what that meant. >> reporter: so far they've had over 2,000 responses from all ages. what did you really come here uor, you or the kids? k the kids, of course. >> reporter: of course! one of ashley eckles' daughters found a match made in goat heaven. what's your goat's name? >> stella. >> reporter: and what is your name? >> stella. >> reporter: oh, that's special! hobbs-page has the care for 130 mama goats, including their daily walks. so zimmer's is about to give birth. >> she is. she'll probably go today. >> reporter: and how many? >> she's looking like she'll have three.
triplets. >> reporter: volunteers are calling from as far away as california and australia. are you surprised by the response? da yes, and a little... i'm dazzled and sometimes dazed by it. s> reporter: she says there is a purpose to cuddling baby goats. >> when they become milkers, the dleese operation, they're easier to handle. if you just... if we didn't do this on some level, you couldn't get your hands on them. they'll just run away. >> reporter: but she's also learned something else. >> i'm not quite sure they need cuddling as much as the people need to cuddle. >> reporter: and that goes for her employees, too. >> i'm on break. >> reporter: chip reid, cbs news, esmont, virginia. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs evening news." tonight at 8:00 eastern and pacific, our digital news network cbsn brings you a special report "terror in brussels: hiding in plain sight." for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night.
captioning trains running. bay area riders get a lot of this and why critics say it . new at 6: another no b.a.r.t. strikes for 5 years. new at 6:00, a closer look at the secret deal aimed at keeping trains running. >> the bay area riders get a lot out of this. >> and why critics say it's all about politics. >> another side show stopped traffic on the bay bridge. >> a sea lion crisis getting worse by the day. >> we're basically -- >> bay area rescuers overwhelmed caring for sick pups. the concern about the future of the species. >> and watch the warrior's potential record breaker. the sticker shock just for standing room only. new at 6:00, b.a.r.t. keeping the peace with its union members.
kpix 5 [ indiscernible ] tells us this all comes as b.a.r.t. comes to ask voters for money to fix its aging system. how did this play into today's announcement? >> reporter: it was the talk all around it. as was concern about east bay lawmakers who are upset with b.a.r.t. in the wake of those previous strike and it is deal that they cut with the unions. so they wanted this deal cut and out as we start about rebuilding b.a.r.t. will it work? it remains to be seen. >> the bay area riders get a lot out of this. they get the certainty of no strike. >> reporter: that was the message of b.a.r.t. managers as they announced a new contract, one that would increase b.a.r.t. workers' pay by 10 and a half% over the next 4 years. >> it's 5 years of labor peace. weea