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scott pelley tonight next on the "cbs evening news." captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com ♪ ♪ >> rose: under attack. suicide bombers hit turkey's largest airport, dozens of deaths and many injured. also tonight, volkswagen cheated on emissions tests. now, it is paying one of the biggest settlements in u.s. history. >> it marks a significant first step toward holding volkswagen accountable. >> rose: it is a race against time as rescuers try to save a blue whale tangled in fishing line. >> here he comes again! >> rose: and we'll remember pat summitt, a pioneer in women's basketball. >> three seconds! somebody count! >> rose: ...whose icy stare willed her players to championships.
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>> what happens when i lose? oh! you don't want to be around me. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> rose: good evening. scott's on assignment. i'm charlie rose. this is our western edition. the death toll is rising in istanbul after suicide bombers attacked the main airport tonight. dozens were killed, according to the government, 60 more wounded, and the numbers may be going up. the attackers opened fire at the entrance of the international terminal, then blew themselves up. this video is said to show the moment of one explosion, and this is what it sounded like outside. ( explosion ) >> rose: all u.s. flights to and from istanbul have been canceled. holly williams is there. holly, what can you tell us? >> reporter: charlie, we are still trying to piece together exactly what happened here in istanbul tonight.
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a turkish government official told us that police officers spotted three men behaving strangely near the entrance to the international terminal. there was gunfire from an automatic weapon and turkish media is reporting that three suicide bombers then blew themselves up. in the aftermath of this attack, there were bloodied, lifeless bodies littering the ground. passengers were ushered away, and the police and emergency workers desperately tried to sort through the chaos. now, ataturk airport is one of the world's busiest airports. it is a global hub connecting africa, the middle east, and europe, packed with passengers at pretty much any time of day. so this will be extremely damaging for turkey and for its economy. >> rose: and, holly, any indication who might be responsible for this?
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>> reporter: well, charlie, there are unconfirmed reports that the turkish government is blaming isis. but there's been no official claim of responsibility. however, this followed a spate of deadly suicide bombings here in turkey over the last year. some of them, including two earlier this year that targeted foreign tourists, have been blamed on isis by the turkish authorities. but others have been carried out by kurdish militant groups that are locked in a long-running violent conflict with the turkish state. this country used to be regarded as an oasis of stability here in the middle east. but charlie, the security situation is now deteriorating rapidly. >> rose: thanks, holly. juan zarate is cbs news' national security analyst. juan, let me begin with this question, were there any warnings, any threats here? >> well, the state department issued a renewed warning yesterday, charlie, indicating that there were terrorist
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threats to be concerned about in turkey, and certainly renewed the broader global warning of u.s. travelers heading into turkey. and so that may indicate that there was some signal that there was increased chatter or increased threats to civilians in turkey. >> rose: what questions are u.s. authorities asking tonight? >> the first question, charlie, is, are american citizens killed or harmed, and they're trying to care for those individuals. they're looking for information tied to this attack that may demonstrate or reflect on other attacks that may be happening. and finally, u.s. authorities are going to be worried about any threats in the homeland. are there copycats or others who might want to perpetrate a similar attack? so you're likely to see increased security at key airports around the country. >> rose: final question. on turkey, it used to be considered a very stable place. >> yes, turkey was often seen as the model of democracy, an economy that was working well, a foreign policy that was defined
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as having zero problems with the neighbors. now, it's in the center of the storm, a target for not just the islamic state and violent islamic extremists, but also for kurdish militants that have renewed their attacks against the kurdish state. it is a country in turmoil, unstable, and weathering a number of attacks like the one we're witnessing in istanbul. >> rose: juan zarate in washington, thank you. >> thank you, charlie. >> rose: kris van cleave is our transportation correspondent. kris what can ask this attack mean for security at u.s. airports? >> well, charlie, right now it is probably too early to answer that question. i spoke with john pistol, the former head of the t.s.a. moments ago, and he said right now what's happening security agencies here in the u.s., including the t.s.a., are studying the intelligence that's coming in from this attack, and they'll use that to determine what they need to do to respond to this threat, this type of threat. but at this point, as more information is coming in, you
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may not see concrete changes at airports tomorrow. that said, we know that u.s. airports, including atlanta, are already talking to federal authorities, as well as state and local police about what's happening overseas and what may need to happen at u.s. airports. keep in mind, the 4th of july travel weekend is often the busiest of the summer season. so airports like l.a.x., have already stepped up their police presence, already gone to a very heavy deployment of motorcycle officers, of canines, as well as officers on foot. so this comes at a very busy time when security was already ramping up at least in a visible presence at airports across the u.s. it's likely you will see that throughout this holiday travel weekend. charlie? >> rose: thanks very much, kris. today, house republicans blamed the obama administration for failing to protect diplomats during the 2012 terrorist attack in benghazi, libya. four americans, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens, were killed. but the republicans' long- awaited benghazi report found no new evidence of wrongdoing by
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hillary clinton, who was then secretary of state. nancy cordes is following all this. >> nothing could have reached benghazi because nothing was ever headed to benghazi. >> reporter: the benghazi committee's seven republicans painted a picture today of u.s. diplomats forsaken by an inattentive state department and hapless u.s. military. their 800-page report reveals that on the night of the attack, it took more than two hours for the defense secretary's deployment orders to reach nearby combatant commands. one platoon commander in spain described how "he and his marines changed in and out of their uniforms four times," as instructions from the top kept changing. committee chairman trey gowdy: >> there were only three assets that ever made it to benghazi, two unarmed drones and the team from tripoli who deployed themselves. >> reporter: the committee interviewed a series of second clinton top aides and famously grilled her for 11 hours. but the report does not shed
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significant new light on clinton's handling of the crisis. >> i understand that after more than two years and $7 million spent by the benghazi committee out of taxpayer funds, it had to today, reported it had found nothing. >> reporter: democrats called it a failed political witch-hunt and unnecessary after seven other congressional reports. at the end of the day, was this the best use of taxpayer dollars and of your time? >> nobody's ever reported that not a single wheel was turning towards libya. think about that for a second. the world's most powerful military did not meet a single, solitary, self-imposed timeline. so all of that is new. >> reporter: the pentagon insisted it was not, saying in a statement, "it was impossible for the u.s. military to have changed the outcome of benghazi," though "the department has made substantial changes."
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in a harsh addendum to today's report, two committee republicans argued clinton, "missed the last clear chance to protect her people when she failed to close the benghazi facility." mike pompeo of kansas: >> i find it morally reprehensible and behavior if it was your son or your daughter, you'd have every right to be disgusted. >> reporter: the committee's chief legacy may turn out to be that it uncovered clinton's exclusive use of a private e-mail account and server as secretary of state, which has haunted her throughout this election season, charlie, and which is still the focus of an f.b.i. investigation. >> rose: thanks, nancy. today, volkswagen has agreed to pay one of the largest class action in history. $15 billion dollars. most gl to owners who bought so- called clean diesel cars. turns out w.v. designed them to cheat on emissions tests.
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demarco morgan reports. >> good morning, everyone. >> reporter: u.s. deputy attorney general sally yates called the proposed settlement the first step towards holding volkswagen accountable and: >> one of the most flagrant violation of our country's consumer and environmental laws in our country's history. >> reporter: nearly half a million volkswagen diesel cars in the u.s. were equipped with defeat devices, software that allowed them to cheat environmental standards tests, but once on the road, the reality was just the opposite. >> hundreds of thousands of those cars sold in this country were in fact pumping illegal levels of nitrogen oxides into our atmosphere, up to 40 times the amount permitted by federal law. >> reporter: the proposed settlement applies to 2.0-liter diesel vehicles including the beetle, golf, jetta, and audi ad 3. v.w. will spend $10 billion to buy back cars, terminate leases or modify affected vehicles.
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the auto maker also agrees to pay $4.7 billion for pollution- reduction projects. volkswagen c.e.o. matthias muller released a statement: volkswagen may still face criminal charges from the d.o.j. for violating the clean air act. charlie? >> rose: thanks, demarco. we have a list of the volkswagen models affected by this at cbsnews.com. tonight, federal investigators are in the town of panhandle, texas, trying to find out why two freight trains were on the same track, speeding towards each other. according to one eyewitness, the crash that followed shook the ground beneath her feet. here's kris van cleave. >> reporter: just after 8:20 this morning, two b.n.s.f. freight trains collided head on. the locomotives driving the two trains caught fire, sending these huge plumes of black smoke over panhandle, texas, outside
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of amarillo. each freight train had an engineer and conductor on board. can buesing from the texas department of public safety: >> one person was transported by e.m.s. to a hospital in amarillo. we still have three people unaccounted for, and unfortunately we do fear they may be trapped in the train at this time. >> reporter: investigators say no hazardous material or crude oil was inside any of the cars that derailed. the fire was sparked by the diesel used in the locomotives. b.n.s.f. acknowledges this is the tripe of crash that would be prevented by positive train control if it had been enacted. safety technology can automatically stop a train perfect a collision. the deadline to install it is 2020. between 200 and 300 nearby residents were told to stay inside because of the smoke. charlie, b.n.s.f. brought in its own firefighters and special foam to fight that fire. >> rose: thanks, kris. hall of fame college basketball coach pat summitt died today at 64. her career was cut short by
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alzheimer's disease. in 38 seasons, summitt won eight national titles and 1,098 games, more than any other coach, male or female. dana jacobson of cbs sports looks back. >> right there! >> reporter: few coaches of any gender in any sport were as intense as pat summitt. >> three seconds! somebody count! >> reporter: vocal to be sure, but she could just as easily send shudders through a player without saying a word. and that was on the good days. >> what happens when i lose? ooh! you don't want to be around me. >> reporter: an all-american at tennessee martin, summitt was co-captain of the 1976 silver medal olympic team. she was a graduate assistant at tennessee when the head coach suddenly quit, and summitt was handed the job at the age of 22. >> i didn't know what i was doing. i just got through it. >> reporter: back then, summitt made just $250 a month and held donut sales to buy uniforms. she had to fight for funding, but eventually built tennessee
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into a powerhouse. won her first n.c.a.a. title 13 year in, and transformed women's basketball. her graduation rate? 100%. coach geno auriemma of the university of connecticut was her arch-rival. >> she had the foresight and the intensity level. and she made it it's okay for women to stare you down on the sideline and be upset and show emotion. >> reporter: at the age of 59, summitt was diagnosed with early-onset dementia. >> sometimes it's like why me? but then i said, well, we've got to deal with it. >> reporter: in 2012, summitt retired, established an alzheimer's research foundation, and was awarded the presidential medal of freedom. but beyond all the awards and all those titles, she said being coach was its own reward. >> it's a challenge, but what
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great rewards when you see little girls become young women. >> reporter: along with her 100% graduation rate, pat summitt coached 14 olympians and sent 34 players to the w.n.b.a. charlie? >> rose: thanks, dana. i had the pleasure of knowing her. she gave new definition to the word "toughness and "courage." coming up next, face-off in brussels as europe reacts to britain's divorce plan. and ikea recalls millions of dangerous dressers after six children were killed. children were killed. and i couldn't wait to get my pie chart. the most shocking result was that i'm 26% native american. i had no idea. just to know this is what i'm made of, this is where my ancestors came from. and i absolutely want to know more about my native american heritage. it's opened up a whole new world for me. discover the story only your dna can tell.
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from europe eased, at least on this side of the world. the leaders of the 28 e.u. nations met today in brussels. mark phillips reports it did not go well. >> reporter: david cameron arrived at the brussels meeting trying to make nice. >> we mustn't be turning our backs on europe. these countries are our neighbors, our friends. >> reporter: but friendliness was not in the air in the european parliament. nastiness was. >> now, i know-- i know that virtually none of you have ever done a proper job in your lives. >> reporter: nigel farage, once considered a wacky british isolationist on the right-wing fringe, had won the referendum battle and was telling those bothersome europeans what he really thought of them. >> i'm really surprised that you are here. >> reporter: and e.u. commission president jean-claude juncker returned the favor. >> the british people voted in favor of the exit. why are you here?
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farage was here at least in part, to gloat and to be unrepentant. you're telling people they would rather they were poorer and out of the e.u. than in the e.u. and richer. >> i'm telling people the scare stories about financial markets are complete and utter rubbish. i say that because i used to work in them. >> reporter: it appears to be happening. >> but it's not happening. >> reporter: it is and the european leaders are trying to stop the market volatility by ending the uncertainty the market hates. if britain is going to go, they say, it should go now, not wait for david cameron's successor to be chosen in the fall. the family photo, a ritual at these meetings, was of a broken family. tomorrow, the e.u. leaders will meet to discussing their negotiating strategy for britain's exit and they're promising to be tough. the dinner tonight is being called david cameron's and britain's last supper. >> rose: well done, thanks. and we'll be right back.
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>> rose: today, ikea recalled 29 million dressers blamed for the dressers can tip if they're not attached to a wall. at least six children have died. the consumer product safety commission used a child-sized model to show how it could happen. there is a complete list of ikea dressers at cbsnews.com. legendary coach buddy ryan died today. he had battled cancer. a fiery competitor, ryan's defensive schemes revolutionized pro football. twin sons, rex and rob, carry on that tradition with the buffalo bills. ryan was head coach in arizona and philadelphia, but his proudest moment came as an assistant when the chicago bears carried him off the field after winning super bowl xx. buddy ryan was 85. we'll be right back. we'll be right back.
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>> rose: now, a mission of mercy-- crews are desperate to free a blue whale that is tangled up in fishing lines. mireya villarreal joined the mission. >> reporter: rescuers were out again, hoping to untangle the 80-foot blue whale. fishing lines and gear wrapped around the animal just a few miles from shore. captain dave anderson's crew was the first to spot it near dana point. >> it's going to saw into the whale's flukes. it's going to be excruciating pain for that whale. >> reporter: captain anderson says if these lines aren't cut, the whale can't eat, and might only have about 30 days to live. this is the actual knife that was attached to a 30-foot pole that rescue crews used to try and save that whale. they made several attempts before he took off on them,
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agitated with the situation. you guys were so close. >> we were inches away from it and i can tell you that it was just gut wrenching. >> reporter: justin viezbicke is coordinating the rescue efforts. since the blue whale is an endangered species, this has become a critical mission. >> the fact that we actually get work on it is even more rare and provides a number of challenges for us. it's the first time we're working on this species. >> reporter: he said whales trapped in netting is a growing problem. last year there were 49 confirmed reports of entangled whales. this year there are already 40 sightings. >> there are not a lot of blue whales out there. so we can't afford to be losing any of them. >> reporter: that's why rescue crews aren't giving up until this blue whale is free. mireya villarreal, cbs news, dana point, california. >> rose: thank you for joining us. that is the "cbs evening news." for scott pelley, i'm charlie rose. i'll see you first thing tomorrow on "cbs this morning." good night.
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attack.. kills at least 36 people and injures dozens at istanbul's busy airport. right now: confusi as the u-s grounds terror in the terminal. a suicide bomb attacks kills at least 36 people and injuries dozens at istanbul's busy airport. confusion at sfo as u.s. grounds flights to the u.s. city. i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm ken bastida. allen and veronica are off tonight. turkish and governments officials are blaming isis for the attack in istanbul at ataturk europe's third busiest airport. surveillance video at the airport captures the moment one of the bombs goes off. turkish offense say as many as four attackers may have been involved. ambulances lined up outside the international terminal to evacuate the victims.
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istanbul's governor says as many as 60 people may have been injured. we have a live look at the airport tonight. the attackers arrived in the terminal at a taxi and opened fire before blowing themselves up. it's affecting flights in the bay area. andria borba is live at sfo where at least one flight is canceled. >> reporter: the faa issued a ground stop on all u.s. flights into and out of istanbul at this point. here at sfo there's one flight daily that heads directly to turkey. now on the board still wasn't canceled. passengers will be screened, will go through security and will wait in case the ground stop is lifted. istanbul is a major hub third in traffic only to london and paris. many travelers we spoke with this afternoon said they were only flying to istanbul to catch a flight elsewhere.

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