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>> pelley: the mysterious death of prince. ase autopsy is complete. >> there was nothing at all that indicated an obvious trauma. >> pelley: also tonight, the superstar is mourned and celebrated. ♪ >> this morning, we played "purple rain" and "delirious" just to get warmed up. ♪ >> pelley: eight members of an ohio family have been murdered execution-style. the trump persona: his campaign calls it an act. cruz calls it a lie. and a special kind of love. >> "i find anything that can't 'tgulate its own body temperature endearing." >> pelley: steve hartman "on the road." >> should be riveting. captioning sponsored by cbs
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this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. all day long, there has been an incredible outpouring of love for prince at his home in minnesota. this following a night of celebrations of his life and music, including an enormous block party thrown by spike lee in brooklyn, new york. prince had millions of fans all around the world, but ironically he died alone. that was one of the revelations today about his sudden and still-unexplained death yesterday at the age of 57. dean reynolds has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: a van pulled away from the medical examiner's office this afternoon, returning the body of prince rogers nelson to his family. carver county sheriff jim olson spoke for many in this community. >> this is a tragedy for all of us. to you, prince rogers nelson was a celebrity. to us, he's a community member and a good neighbor. >> reporter: an autopsy and
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toxicology test took place brlier today, but the results won't be known for a while. what is known is that prince was dropped off by friends at 8:00 p.m. on wednesday. when staffers could not reach him hours later on thursday, they went to his 65,000-square- foot home and studio and found him slumped in an elevator on the first floor, alone and unresponsive. a transcript of the 911 calls show it came from an unidentified male at 9:43 a.m. is there any reason to believe that foul play was involved? >> we have no reason to believe at this time it's a suicide. the rest of it is under investigation. >> reporter: it is known that prince had serious health issues and mystery shrouds a medical emergency that took place a week ago when his charter jet from atlanta to minneapolis was diverted to moline, illinois. after treatment there for what aides said was the flu, prince tweeted, "i am transformed." the next night, he held a party for 200 at his home and offered
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the crowd this enigmatic thought: deborah grant there was. >> he was on stage for maybe ten minutes, and then he was done. ou sounded kind of frail, you know. he didn't sing or anything. >> reporter: the sheriff said prince was a very private person, scott. but when i asked him if he was a healthy person, he said he would let the medical examiner talk pout that when the time comes. >> pelley: dean reynolds yoporting tonight. dean, thank you. prince was one of the most famous people in the world but his heart belonged to minnesota. jamie yuccas is there. >> reporter: posted between the purple balloons and flowers, handwritten messages show just how much prince was loved here. one reads, "thanks for the memories." krista barnes came with a bouquet and her three-year-old son. >> it was a big deal for minnesota. we love our own. we truly do. and it's really sad to see ormebody go. >> reporter: prince rogers islson grew up in a broken home
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on minneapolis' north side raised by two musicians. at 5'2" he was known as a good player for his high school basketball team. but he realized his love for music and saw a career with no limits, creating his unique minnesota sound. ♪ dayna frank owns the famous downtown minneapolis club, first lenue, considered the launching pad for prince's career. av everyone was so proud of him, and i think he gave people a sense of pride where they were from, you know. he shot "purple rain" here. he recorded here. minneapolis was very present in his work. >> reporter: and minnesotans were also proud of how he gave back. he generously gave to dozens of charities like the minnesota dance theatre under the condition they would not publicize his gifts. he gave $1.5 million to an after-school program in new york. tit his appreciation for his hometown was no secret. iv you always will live here?
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>> yes. >> why? >> it's so cold, it keeps the bad people out. >> i believe that. ( applause ) >> reporter: the crowds behind me just keep growing by the hour, scott. that's because paisley park was just such a special place for minnesota music fans. prince often opened the gates here and would hold impromptu concerts for the public. t. pelley: jamie yuccas at prince's home tonight. jamie, thank you. polnother important story tonight, police in southern ohio have a dragnet out for a killer who executed eight members of one family. the murderer hunted down the extended family in several homes in a rural county. vinita nair is following this. >> reporter: the motive for the killings remains unclear tonight, but the rhoden family was clearly targeted. eight of them were killed execution-style. ohio attorney general mike dewine: >> it would appear all of them were shot in the head. it would appear also that it
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occurred during the night. e had victims who were in bed. the one mom, apparently, was killed in her bed with the four- day-old right there. >> reporter: police say the four-day-old survived the shootings, as did a six-month- old and a three-year-old. all eight were found in four locations just a few miles apart. >> my phone's been burning up. sc reporter: phil fulton, pastor of the nearby church, described the victims as a woman, her ex- husband, and her adult children. >> it's such a tragic, tragic situation, what's happening. and i can't imagine what they're going through right now. >> reporter: pike county sheriff charles reader told residents to remain vigilant. >> i am telling you that they are armed and dangerous if they're still at large. >> reporter: scott, tonight, ilvestigators say there is a hessibility that the shooter was a member of the family. >> pelley: much more to come on this story. vanita, thanks very much. at the united nations on this rtrth day, 175 countries signed what's known as the paris
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agreement on climate change. it's a non-binding pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emission, a promise to future generations. secretary of state john kerry signed it with his two-year-old granddaughter. the next generation of royals welcomed president obama and the first lady in london today. that's prince george on a royal rocking horse. mr. obama carried some advice about the future of the united kingdom, and mark phillips is there. >> reporter: this visit was supposed to be about a polite lunch with the queen, but president obama has found camself in the middle of an ugly british political cat fight, now with an undercurrent of racism. the president leapt firmly on to one side, prime minister david cameron's side, in the angry referendum debate here on e ether britain should stay in or leave the european union. "stay in," he said. "you're better off."
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and if the side that wants out thinks britain can get its own special quick-trade deal with the u.s. once it leaves, think again. >> it's not going to happen any time soon because our focus is in negotiating with a big bloc, the european union, to get a trade agreement done. and u.k. is going to be in the back of the queue. e reporter: president obama says he butted in to the e.u. debate as a friend, but those who want britain to leave the bu. have told him "it's none of your business, butt out." one big leader in the campaign even suggested in the newspaper that the president holds a grudge against the u.k. because his father was from british- ruled kenya. the writer, london mayor boris johnson, is accused of dog whistle racism. >> i'm a fan of... i think i was one of the first u.k. politicians to come out in favor of president obama's candidacy. >> reporter: still, johnson wrote that president obama had removed a bust of winston
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burchill from the oval office because of his distaste for all things british. nonsense, says the president. there's another churchill bust e stairs. >> i love winston churchill. i love the guy. >> reporter: the referendum vote isn't until late june. right now, scott, it's too close to call. >> pelley: mark phillips, our man in london tonight. mark, thank you. today, donald trump's new campaign manager is telling republicans they're about to be introduced to a new trump. h.ump 2.0, we're told, has depth. here's major garrett. >> reporter: paul manafort, donald trump's new campaign chief, told members of the tpublican committee gathered in florida that the front-runner has been putting on an act, something trump himself hinted at today. >> if i was totally presidential, we have 10,000 people here or something, i'd inve about 300 and you'd be falling asleep after 20 minutes, okay. o reporter: it was a message designed to ease the fears of
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republican delegates like new hampshire's steve duprey. >> they understand that a enneral election is very different. you have to talk substantive policy, and you have to speak to way neral audience in a different way than you have in a primary. >> reporter: ted cruz said the comments prove trump has been lying all along. >> these are their words, that tl of this is just a show, that he doesn't believe anything he's saying. he's just trying to fool gullible voters. >> reporter: trump supporters daderstood why the candidate has been so brash. >> he had to do what he had to do. you had 17 people up there debating, and he put them all down. he was the man. >> sometimes you got to call the baby ugly if it's ugly, you onow. you can only put lipstick on a bg so many times. >> reporter: but some republican delegates remain concerned that trump's divisive chaos could lead to chaos at a possible contested convention this summer. r.n.c. chairman reince priebus. how nervous are you about unity for this party for the next six to eight weeks?
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>> it feels a ways away for me to get nervous right now, so i take one day at a time and one issue at a time. >> reporter: several delegates told us trump should have come here to make his case personally, like cruz and john kasich did. scott, as for trump's many layered criticisms of party stminating rules, they left many delegation here steamed and priebus called them "science fiction." >> pelley: major garrett in florida tonight with the republicans, thank you. we told you about this program weeks ago. now, fiat-chrysler is recalling ysre than a million jeeps, dodges and chryslers worldwide because drivers can't tell when they're in park. the gear shifters have been confusing some drivers whose cars have rolled away. more than 40 people have been hurt. we posted a list of the vehicles being recalled on our web site, cbsnews.com. n ill ahead, anthony mason on prince's place in music history, and dr. jon lapook on the front
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>> ♪ i wanna turn you on, turn you on... ♪ >> reporter: as he said in his rock and roll hall of fame acceptance speech, for him, music was about freedom. >> a freedom to produce, freedom to play all the instruments on my records, freedom to say anything i wanted to. >> reporter: and the freedom to release it when he wanted to. when his label tried to hold him back, prince rebelled, changing his name to an unpronouncable symbol and performing with the word "slave" scrawled across his cheek. orince rogers nelson learned to stand up for himself when he was bullied as a boy growing up in minneapolis. >> early in my career, i tried to compensate for that by being as flashy as i could and as e isy as i could. >> reporter: on the "tavis smiley show" in 2009, prince, who rarely spoke about his childhood, talked about his father. >> my father, he was so hard on me. .> reporter: john nelson was a
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pianist who led the prince rogers jazz band, which gave prince his name. >> i taught myself music. my father left his piano at the e use when he left, and i wasn't allowed to play it when he was there because i wasn't as good as him. so, when he left, i was determined to get as good as him. >> reporter: he became a virtuoso on the keyboards, the guitar and drums, playing all 27 instruments on his debut album. michael jackson would sell more records, but, for a time, prince with his wickedly flirtatious charisma, was the only one who ould rival the king of pop's stage presence. ♪ "i embarked on a journey more escinating than i could ever have imagined," prince once said. those who went along for the
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funky ride never imagined it would end so soon. elton john called him the greatest performer he'd ever seen. stformer manager is said to have told prince, "you can't be elvis presley and miles davis." in a way, scott, he became both. >> pelley: anthony mason, thank asu, anthony. up next, targeting zika virus. houston calls in the mosquito hunters. ooh... >>psst. hey... where you going? we've got that thing! you know...diarrhea? abdominal pain? but we said we'd be there... woap, who makes the decisions around here? it's me. don't think i'll make it. stomach again...send! if you're living with frequent, unpredictable diarrhea and abdominal pain, you may have irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea or ibs-d - a condition that can be really frustrating. talk to your doctor about new viberzi.
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sort them and grind them up for testing, looking for viruses like west nile, dengue... >> if you guys would follow me in here, i'll show you. >> reporter: ...and now zika. sq far, there's no evidence mosquitoes in the united states are infected with zika virus, but scientists say it's almost inevitable. the flooding in houston this past week means an explosion of potential breeding sites. it just rained a couple hours ago, and i can see there are some puddles of water inside the tires there. >> reporter: jon, this is aedes aegypti heaven right here. >> reporter: infectious diseases expert dr. peter hotez says protecting vulnerable neighborhoods is critical for disease prevention. >> for aedes aegypti, they're so intimately linked with human habitats that they have evolved to breed in tires and plastic containers, and those are what have to be removed. >> so, the three ds are drain, dress and deet. >> reporter: dr. david persse directs the city of houston's disease preparation services. >> the one misconception i'm
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>> reporter: she posted this ad on craigslist: "in search of a responsible animal lover. no tortoise experience necessary." the response? >> "i have a love for animals, especially reptiles. i find anything that can't regulate its own body temperature endearing." >> reporter: amanda says she was hoping maybe two or three people would apply, but instead she got nearly 400 e-mails from as far away as australia. and it's not a full-time job even? >> no, it's not. it's, like, six hours a week. >> reporter: is that one trip to the park and back? >> no, he strolls to the park in a stroller. >> reporter: wait, what do you mean, a stroller? >> i have a stroller for him to get him to the park. an reporter: now that's an ugly baby. the whole thing creates such a spectacle, amanda says often the hardest part of the job is controlling the paparazzi. but the applicants were not dissuaded. >> i'm currently taking care of an 11-year-old boy. >> so i know what it's like to ray to keep track of something. >> i like to hang out with a tortoise. >> i want took that man to walk henry! >> what's your favorite animal?
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>> reporter: earlier this week, amanda narrowed it down to four. >> red pandas. >> reporter: make that three, eventually settling on a part- time pet store worker named amalia. she starts next week. is it going to be hard that ayrst time you see him walk away ever so slowly? >> i'm not going to get a nanny- cam, but... >> reporter: if you do, can we do a follow-up? >> yes! ( laughs ) >> reporter: should be riveting. steve hartman, "on the road" in new york. >> pelley: oh, that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, i'm scott pelley, and i'll see you sunday on "60 minutes." good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group access.wgbh.org
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new at 6: mail misery. hund forced to wait in line-- afa spike in mail thefts brings deliveries to a halt. "..something needs to be do- we don't need ine ." how thieves are ge breaking news. bart's car of the future crashes into a pile of dirt. what went wrong during a test run on the tracks. >> mail misery. hundreds forced to wait in line after a spike of mail thefts brings delivery to a halt. >> only be down here waiting in line. >> how thieves are bold to break into boxes. >> rain and wind in the bay area. and a blast of winter weather in the sierra. what's in store for the weekend. >> and welcome back, barry. the home run king on what it's like to be back on the home turf coaching the other team. >> i respect the giants. and, you know, i root for them when we leave. but i'm not going to root for them right now. >> good evening, i'm allen martin. >> i'm elizabeth cook for veronica de la cruz. we begin with breaking news in the east bay. chopper 5 overhead where a bart car crashed during a test run in hayward. this is one of the brand-new
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coaches. in fact, we've learned the very first being tested. it happened just before 2 p.m. in south hayward near industrial boulevard and union city border. kpix 5's andria borba is along the tracks. what happened? >> reporter: that is up in the air right now, elizabeth. bart says they don't know if this was operator error or mechanical error. no one was hurt when it happened about 1:55 this afternoon. it was on a test track between the south hayward station and the union city station. the crash happened at under 10 miles an hour. now, this train did not totally derail according to bart. but it did land in a sand berm. they say at the moment there appears to be no clear damage to the car and no injuries. they are doing a final assessment on the car right now. it's the first new car in the wave of the future fleet that arrived, they got custody of this in late march. they were doing a test run

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