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>> because one woman throws out the shorts? >> how do you know it's just one woman. >> we'll talk more about this. that's it for kpix a news at 5:00. >> rose: and then, trump said: >> i always wanted to get the purple heart. this was much easier. i hear that baby crying. i like it. actually, i was only kidding. you can get that baby out of here. >> rose: also tonight, the president suggests it's time for g.o.p. leaders to withdraw their endorsements. >> this isn't a situation where you have an episodic gaffe. this is daily. and weekly. >> rose: a new zika case outside the zika zone. >> women are scared to death. >> reporter: yourself included. >> myself included, absolutely. >> rose: and, reinventing the eheel. >> seems to be a war. it's a wheel war out there. >> reporter: it's a wheel war.
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this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> rose: good evening. scott is off tonight. i'm charlie rose and this is a western edition. donald trump's sharp tongue is deepening divisions between him and the party he now leads as its standard bearer. today he dissed two top republicans who endorsed him, by declining to return the favor. and trump made more controversial remarks on the stump. major garrett is covering the campaign. >> reporter: less than two weeks after a convention that labored to demonstrate party unity, donald trump today refused to endorse house speaker paul ryan or arizona senator john mccain in their respective primary elections. "i like paul, but these are horrible times for our country," trump told the "washington post." "we need very strong leadership, and i'm just not quite there yet." ryan used almost the exact same words in may, as he struggled to endorse trump. as for mccain, trump told the "post," "i've never been there
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with john mccain, because i've always felt that he should have done a much better job for the vets." haump has offered few specifics on what he would do for veterans, but got a boost from lieutenant colonel louis dorfman today in virginia. >> a man came up to me and he handed me his purple heart. i always wanted to get the purple heart. this was much easier. >> reporter: trump received five draft deferments during the vietnam war. >> i've regretted not serving in many ways, because so many of the greatest people i know have served. >> reporter: john bircher, a spokesman with the military order of the purple heart told us, "donald trump did not get the purple heart, and there's no easy way to get it. i don't think he has any clue as to the meaning of the purple heart medal." under attack from veterans groups, trump has tried to soften criticism of his reaction to the parents of fallen army captain humayan khan, who spoke at the democratic national onnvention.
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>> donald trump consistently smears the character of muslims. >> reporter: trump questioned the khans' right to speak out, and implieei led to mrs. kahn's silence at the convention. waiting in line for trump's rally today, betsy wilson said trump did nothing wrong. >> he made it fair game when he went on national television in front of many people. >> reporter: inside the event, trump took on another unlikely target-- babies. >> don't worry about that baby. i love babies. so don't worry. i love babies! i hear that baby crying, i like te! >> reporter: for decades, others in presidential politics have felt the same. but moments later: >> actually, i was only kidding. you can get the baby out of here. >> reporter: not long after trump's comments about ryan and mccain were published, running mate mike pence campaigned in arizona and insisted the g.o.p. is still united. and charlie, ryan's campaign said it never asked for trump's endorsement. interestingly, trump last night complimented ryan's long-shot primary opponent, paul neilan.
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>> rose: thank you, major. trump is drawing fire over his response to a question about the accusations of sexual harassment against ousted fox news channel boss roger ailes. what if an employer treated trump's daughter ivanka that way? trump replied: "i would like to think she would find another career or find another company, if that was the case." today, trump's son eric was a guest on "cbs this morning." does your father stick by what he said or does he think perhaps a better answer ought to be to the attention of human resources and other things that we can do, with respect to sexual harassment in the workplace? >> well, there is no question, there is no question that, obviously, it should be d dressed and it should be addressed strongly. y.d, hey, listen, we all run a company. my father runs a company. you know, we take this-- that is absolutely a no-go anywhere, and that's very much the case. i think what you're saying is ivanka is a strong, powerful woman. she wouldn't allow herself to be, you know, objected, you know, to it. and by the way, you should certainly take it up with human
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resources, and i think she definitely would, as a strong person. at the same time, i don't think she would allow herself to be subjected to that and i think that's the point he was making. and i think he did so, well. >> rose: former fox news host gretchen carlson is suing roger ailes for sexual harassment. after hearing what eric trump said today, she tweeted: "sad. in 2016, we're still victim- blaming women." and current fox news host megyn kelly had this one-word tweet, "sigh." president obama took aim today at donald trump and at leaders of the republican party for not withdrawing their endorsement of him. it began with a question from our margaret brennan during a joint news conference with the prime minister of singapore. >> given the republican nominee's recent comments about the khan family and his statement that, if president, he would consider recognizing russia's annexation of crimea, does it make you question his fitness to be president? >> yes. i think the republican nominee is unfit. he doesn't appear to have basic
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knowledge around critical issues, doesn't have the judgment, the temperament. he's woefully unprepared to do this job. >> reporter: with that scathing broadside, president obama singled out senior house and senate republican leaders, and war hero john mccain, all of whom pledged to vote for trump, despite sharply rebuking him for his public feud with the family of a fallen soldier. >> the question i think that they have to ask themselves is, if you are repeatedly having to say, in very strong terms, that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him? >> reporter: speaking after a rally in virginia, trump brushed off the criticism. >> he's been one of the worst presidents in the history of our country, and for him to be calling me out is almost an honor, because he truly doesn't know what he's doing. he's been a very, very weak .pesident. >> reporter: but one g.o.p.
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member did cross party lines. new york representative richard tnna is now the first republican congressman to back hillary clinton, writing in an op-ed today, "for me, it is not enough to simply denounce his comments. he is unfit to serve our party and cannot lead this country." the president said this is not about policy. he claimed it's about decency, something he says he never questioned of past republican nominees mccain and mitt romney. but, charlie, some republicans are brushing it off, saying "look, obama and clinton sometimes disagree and the president is still endorsing her." of rose: there is more fallout from the leak of democratic national committee e-mails that reveal party officials favored hillary clinton over bernie sanders. three top officials, including the c.e.o., resigned today. the party chair, congresswoman nobbie wasserman schultz, announced her resignation last week. today, health officials reported a 15th person infected with zika by mosquitoes in florida's miami-dade county, but this one
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was outside the so-called zika zone in miami's wynwood neighborhood. zika can cause severe birth defects. david begnaud reports a major effort is under way to protect women who are expecting. >> women are scared to death right now. >> reporter: 36-year-old jessica ardente is an expectant mother, and a nurse practitioner. >> it makes it worse because you know what's out there in the news, but then you also know the medical ramifications that can happen. >> reporter: not to mention, you live in the zika zone. >> not to mention i live in the zika zone, right smack dab in the middle. >> reporter: following c.d.c. recommendations, today she gave ziood and urine samples to test for the presence of zika virus. ardente is due in january. >> so at this point, we're not telling women there's a safe trimester. mi reporter: ardente's ob/gyn is dr. christine curry of the isiversity of miami's miller school of medicine. she is monitoring 12 pregnant women believed to have contracted zika while traveling. e' a year ago there wasn't a conversation about it, and now
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it's something that's affecting and infecting most of our hemisphere, and so it's really changing the reproductive narrative for women all over the world. >> we're going to test how attracted these mosquitoes are to me. >> reporter: dr. matthew degennaro is a mosquito geneticist who believes zika will spread to other pockets of miami-dade county. >> the way this will happen is not by the spread of mosquitoes themselves. it's by the movement of infected people. >> reporter: the c.d.c. is encouraging everyone living in areas where there are mosquitoes that can carry zika to protect themselves by covering up and wsing repellent with deet. >> deet should be miami's new perfume. >> reporter: today, inside the zika zone, miami police handed out free repellent to homeless people. ardente is spending less time outdoors, awaiting the outcome of her zika test. how long will it take to get the results? >> seven to ten days. >> reporter: a little too long for you? >> i'd love to know tomorrow, but it's not going to happen. >> reporter: the rain is coming
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and the mosquitoes have gone, at least for now. charlie, starting tomorrow morning here in miami-dade county, they're going to begin aerial spraying against o squitoes. it's going to happen in a ten- square-mile area right around the so-called zika zone. >> rose: thanks, david. dr. jon lapook, our chief medical correspondent, has been covering the zika story from the s art. jon, there is a new case of infection in miami-dade, but not in the community where the other infections were discovered. what does that mean? >> reporter: well, it's a nontravel-related case and the question is, is it an isolated case or does it represent a new cluster? we already know there's a hot spot of zika infection and what they're going to have to do is exactly what they did before-- go door to door and figure out, are there people who are infected with zika who don't realize it? if there are, then they're going to have to go in there and do exactly what they did before. they're going to have to get rid of the free standing water, they're going to have to use insecticide both outside the house and inside the house, and also put down larvaecide. because once the mosquitoes are killed, you have the larvae that can hatch, so you have to kill
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those too. >> rose: then there's the question that remains: what about the $1.9 billion that the president has requested, but the congress has not authorized? >> reporter: my colleagues in the health profession are beside themselves about this, because, imagine a place like florida, which is relatively well-funded ad has a lot of experience taking care of mosquitoes and things like that; what happens if there's an infection along the gulf coast in a small town that doesn't have the kind of resources that miami has? they may not even pick up the fact that there is an infection. and if there is an infection, then will they have the resources to really go after it, go after the local mosquito population and get it all under control? we're talking about a mosquito- borne illness that causes birth defects, and for some reason, congress can't get it together to allocate new funding. >> rose: money that could make a difference. thank you, jon. if you have questions about zika and how to protect yourself, we have a lot of information on our web site. go to zika is a major concern in
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brazil, where the summer olympics begin friday. security is another. isis has called for attacks during the games, and brazil's government is now working closely with the u.s. to bolster its preparations. ben tracy is in rio. >> reporter: a shootout on a rio subway, and olympic tourists running for their lives. this is just a training exercise, but the security concerns are real. at rio's main airport, where athletes and spectators are now arriving, soldiers with automatic weapons are standing guard. last month, brazilian authorities, with help from the f.b.i., arrested 12 people suspected of plotting isis- inspired attacks on the games. >> and now we have this sort of security crisis, right before the olympics. >> reporter: robert muggah is a security expert based in rio. he says brazil's massive recession could impact the ability to fight both terrorism and crime. >> more than $550 million was shaved off the public security budget in 2016 at precisely the moment when we need to really
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amp up security. >> reporter: already this summer, shoot-outs have shut down major city streets. gunmen stormed a hospital to free a suspected drug trafficker and killed a patient. we went on patrol with rio's police, in one of the many neighborhoods where they have worked to regain control from drug traffickers. do you think the people coming here from the olympics have anything to worry about? this commander says more tourists could lead to more street crimes, such as these brazen midday thefts captured on video. but 47,000 police officers and 38,000 soldiers are now on duty in rio. that's double the security force of the 2012 london olympics. and rio opened this new joint security operation center today. >> in fact, there are 55 different law enforcement agencies and intelligence agencies that are going to set ol shop in rio for the olympics to work with the federal police and the military police and the intelligence services here.
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>> go, go, go, you got it? ve reporter: julianna doherty brought her family from vermont to see the olympics. are you at all worried being here with your family? >> i'm not. >> reporter: no? >> no. i think it's dangerous anywhere. and, honestly, i think rio's going to do just fine. >> reporter: but there are new concerns about security here at the main olympic park. just this past friday, brazil fired the firm they had hired to do security screening, and, aarlie, now the federal and state police will take over those jobs just days before the games begin. >> rose: thanks, ben. coming up next on the "cbs evening news," a multi-million- allar settlement for a family poisoned by pesticide during a caribbean vacation. and later, an automaker is sued after an actor is killed by his own jeep in his own driveway. driveway. in that dress. who hugs a friend. who is done with treatments that don't give you clearer skin.
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pest control industry, "you shall not use this in residences," doesn't mean that the law will be followed. we need much more control over how these chemicals are allowed into the environment. >> reporter: court documents show terminix knowingly used methyl bromide on the st. john property twice. they admitted to spraying the banned pesticide at a total of 14 locations, including residential villas in st. croix and st. thomas. under the terms of the $87 million settlement, they will also pay $10 million in criminal fines. terminix refused to comment on the story despite our repeated requests. the department of justice is also conducting a criminal investigation. charlie, a hearing is expected later in august. >> rose: thank you, vinita. and then there is this-- dentists recommended we floss daily, but does it work? that story is coming up. that story is coming up.
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is rose: finally tonight, what goes around is coming around to cities all over the world. here's vladimir duthiers now with the competition to build the better ferris wheel. >> reporter: the view atop chicago's centennial wheel is hard to beat. with lake michigan's blue canvas as the backdrop, nearly a million people take a spin each year. >> recreational... >> reporter: brian murphy is chief operating officer for navy pier, which runs the wheel. >> now it's part of the chicago skyline. if you don't see the wheel,
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something's wrong. >> reporter: it stands 196 feet high, but this isn't the city's first. >> you know, with chicago, obviously, we had the original wheel here. >> reporter: the first ferris caeel ever was here in chicago. >> yes, at the world's fair in 1893. >> reporter: george ferris built his 264-foot wheel to rival the eiffel tower. others, hoping to attract tourist dollars, have been trying to outdo him ever since. the london eye stands 443 feet; the high roller in las vegas, 100 feet higher than that. what do you make of that? >> it seems to be a war. everybody has a wheel war out there. >> reporter: it's a wheel war. if so, this is the next battlefield-- new york city's staten island, where the world's largest wheel is currently being built. the new york wheel, at 630 feet sll, will be double the size of the statue of liberty, and open next year. >> they're drawn to megastructures which have certain shapes. >> reporter: rich marian is the c.e.o. of the project. >> to us, it's not about being the biggest.
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it's about having a grandness of scale and more importantly, in some ways, a grandness of place. >> reporter: but with dubai building a nearly 700-foot wheel, new york won't hold the title of world's largest for long. which leaves chicago with something none of them can duplicate-- >> in fact, there's only one number one, and we're the first, and nobody will ever take that away from us. >> reporter: because sometimes history does come full circle. vladimir duthiers, cbs news, chicago. >> rose: everywhere you go, cities pinning their fortunes to a wheel. that's the "cbs evening news." for scott pelley, i'm charlie rose. thank you for watching. i hope you'll join me first thing tomorrow for "cbs this morning"." good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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distrust.. bay area officers hope to show their neighbors a national night out is needed more than ever in a time of police tension and distrust, bay area officers hope to show their neighbor as different side. good evening, i'm allen martin. >> i'm veronica de la cruz. we're following breaking news right now. chopper 5 heading to a new wildfire now near lake berryessa. >> let's get you better idea where this is happening. the fire broke out late this afternoon on the east side of lake berryessa, near yolo county. here's some pictures of the fire. you can see the big plume of
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smoke there in the distance. the fire has spread to about 200 acres. fire crews just getting to the scene, but it's the same area, where last july, 5,000 acres burned in the monticello fire. so we will watch this, get you an update shortly. also tonight, we have team coverage for communities coming together for a national night out. >> reporter: tonight is all about building bridges between police, district attorneys, public defenders, and the folks who live and stay here. we're in the bay view, one of the area's most effective, and police are hopeful tonight they'll be able to mend fences. it has been a year full of strife between communities and the police protecting them. no san francisco neighborhood knows that feeling more than the bay view. there have been two fatal officer involved shoos.


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