Skip to main content

tv   CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley  CBS  April 17, 2017 5:30pm-6:01pm PDT

5:30 pm
>> see you then ioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: man hunt for a killer. >> we are not going to leave any stone unturned. >> pelley: a victim apparently chosen at random is murdered. the killer posts video of the crime on facebook. also tonight, on the eve of tax day. >> it is time is the president is never going to release his tax return. >> we'll have to get back to you on that. >> pelley: prince harry reveals decades of mental anguish over his mother's death and how he overcame depression. >> it was 20 years of not thinking about it and then two years of total chaos. >> pelley: and kathrine switzer returns to the boston marathon a half century after she blazed a 26 mile trail for women.
5:31 pm
this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. tonight the man wanted in a depraved easter sunday murder in cleveland has a $50,000 price on his head. the search area now includes five states, ohio, indiana, michigan, pennsylvania and new york. the elderly victim apparently was chosen at random and the killer put video of the crime online. here's dean reynolds. >> reporter: in a cool unemotional voice 37 year old steve stephens tells a friend about a video he just posted on facebook. >> look at him. >> reporter: he's referring to this. >> i'm about to kill this guy right here. >> reporter: stephens then walks up to 74 year old robert godwin senior, father of nine and grandfather of 14.
5:32 pm
>> can you do me a favor? can you say joy lane. >> reporter: joy lane is stephens' ex-girlfriend. >> she is the reason why this is about to happen to you. how old are you? >> man, look, i don't know-- i don't know nobody by that name. >> reporter: godwin is shot in the face allegedly by stephens, left for dead on the sidewalk, apparently selected at random by a gunman with a grudge and big gambling debts. soon after, stephens is on the phone again. >> today is the easter sunday joy lane massacre. >> reporter: cleveland's police chief is calvin williams. >> obviously he's got deep, deep issues. and whether he was calm or not, he committed a heinous crime in the city and we want to get him off the streets as soon as possible. >> i killed 13, i'm working on 14 as we speak. >> reporter: while police have turned up no evidence of other victims, stephens is still considered a very serious threat. >> you are still assuming he's armed? >> yes, i think we can say without a doubt he's armed.
5:33 pm
>> reporter: and apparently motivated. >> i got a lot of built in anger and frustration, man. i snapped. dog, i just snapped, dog, i just snapped. >> reporter: while the police here say the suspect is still probably somewhere in ohio, scott, the resources and agencies involved in this investigation made clear he could be anywhere in the n untry. >> pelley: dean reynolds, thanks. john blackstone has been looking into the role of social media in this. >> reporter: the video of the murder was available on facebook for more than two hours before it was removed. it was viewed by at least 22,000 people and shared 1,200 times. karen north is professor of social media at the annenberg school. >> there's a big question of why didn't anybody flag this and take it down for so long. >> reporter: that's a question facebook was not willing to answer today. why can't facebook take down quickly video of a murder when it's posted on facebook?
5:34 pm
>> unfortunately, i can't comment on that. >> reporter: in san jose where the social network is preparing for its annual developers conference, facebook executive desiree motemeti emphasized those things of which the company is proud. >> we want to be able to show the new technology on things like messenger, oculus, virtual reality, augmented reality. >> reporter: but live killings on facebook live. >> unfortunately i condition comment on that. >> reporter: in a blog post late today a facebook vice president wrote "it was a horrific crime, one that has no place on facebook and are reviewing our reporting flows to be sure people can report videos and other material that violates our standards." the company uses technology including artificial intelligence to identify copyright infringement on the site. but an incidence involving objectionable material like assaults and suicides, facebook is having a much more difficult time tracking those and largely depends on users to flag them. >> video and images are much harder to identify by algorithms than words are.
5:35 pm
they are going to be doing some not soul searching, they're going to be doing some algorithm searching and figure out why in the world this slipped through the cracks. >> reporter: tomorrow facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg will address the company's annual developers conference. it's a speech that is usually filled with superlatives about facebook's growth, but this year, scott, zuckerberg will be expected to address how the social network can do better. >> pelley: we'll have that tomorrow, john blackstone for us tonight, john, thank you. now to another important story tonight, north korea is by far the poorest nation on earth with a nuclear weapon. on the list of the destitute, it is tied with haiti. north korea's leader is a 33 year old homicidal dictator would like to hold america hostage to a nuclear-tipped missile that he is developing. president obama's parting advice to incoming president trump was that this is america's most ominous threat.
5:36 pm
adriana diaz followed today's developments. >> reporter: during a surprise visit to north korea's border, vice president mike pence delivered a stern warning. >> president trump has made it clear that the patience of the united states and our allies in this region has run out. >> reporter: he's here in part to calm america's jittery allies. >> all options are be on the to achieve the objectives and insure the security of the people of this country and the stability of this region. >> reporter: north korea's projecting similar bluster, at a weekend celebration of their founding father, they paraded tanks, guns and what appeared to be untested intercontinental ballistic missiles. but that fanfare soon fizzled when they tested a liquid fueled medium range missile launched from a rocket stand on sunday. seconds later, the missile exploded. it is the latest in a string of recent failures which have increased after president obama authorized cyberattacks against
5:37 pm
kim jong-un's program, says tom jao of beijing center. >> what signs do you see this could have been a result of cyberwarfare. >> some of the missiles involved ones that were previously successfully tested. but later on they failed continuously. so that means some new problem emerged. and that could be due to outside interference. >> reporter: as tensions rise, recent satellite images show that north korea may be preparing another nuclear test. today north korean ambassador to the u.n. said his country also known as the dprk will not be intimidated. >> the dprk is ready to react to any more of a war desired by the americans. >> reporter: caught between the two is beijing. china's north korea's only major trading partner and ally but they are cooperating with the
5:38 pm
u.s. to rein them in. complicating things further is the vice president's pledge to quickly deploy a u.s. antimissile system in south korea that china vehemently opposes. >> pelley: adriana diaz in beijing for us, adriana, thank you. north korea has forced president trump off of his campaign promises. there were times when candidate trump seemed to be running more against china than against hillary clinton. last may he said, "we can't continue to allow china to rape our country." in his contract with the american voter he promised that on day one he would direct the secretary of the treasury to label china a currency manipulator. now that he needs china's help with north korea, mr. trump tweeted, "why would i call china a currency manipulator when they're working with us on the north korean problem?" the president also tweeted his irritation with weekend protests calling on him to release his tax returns.
5:39 pm
he wrote, "i did what was an almost impossible thing to do for a republican. easily won the electoral college, now tax returns are brought up again?" for the record, mr. trump's split decision victory is among the closest in history, in the three states that clinch the electoral college for him. mr. trump won by 77,000 votes. out of 135 million cast nationwide. chip reid has the taxing debate over the president's returns. >> hey, hey, ho, ho, donald trump has got to go. >> reporter: this weekend protesters from coast to coast called on president trump to release his tax returns. he says he can't release them because he's under audit but tax experts say that shouldn't matter. this was president-elect trump in january. >> you know, the only ones that cares about my tax returns are the reporters, okay, they are the only ones. >> reporter: but in february a cbs news poll found 56% think it's necessary for him to
5:40 pm
release his tax returns. 43% said it is not. he's the only president not to release them in more than 40 years. before taking office, mr. trump often criticized president obama for being too secretive. in 2012 he tweeted, "he is the least transparent president ever. and he ran on transparency." but on friday, the white house said its visitor logs will no longer be made public, a practice begun by president obama. >> donald trump's white house is less transparent that barack obama's white house. >> reporter: law professor kathleen clark is an expert on government ethics. >> we do not know how much money the president owes and to whom he owes it. >> reporter: white house press secretary sean spicer. >> there are now ethics experts on both sides of the aisle who say this is the least transparent administration in decades. how do you respond? >> well, i think that we have taken several steps to allow people access to this white house in terms of, in
5:41 pm
particular, the press. we bring people in, we release participant lists, we give the press the opportunity to come in the room. so i would respectfully disagree with that. >> reporter: this white house is even secretive about golf. president trump has already visited golf courses 19 times but scott, in most of those cases, the white house has refused to confirm or deny if the president was actually golfing. >> pelley: chip reid, thanks. well, mr. trump did take a swing at the democrat running in a special election tomorrow in georgia to fill a house seat. it should be a geme, because republicans have held that seat since the 1980s. but democrats are trying to make this a referendum on president trump. and here's nancy cordes. >> this is not your typical sleeping special election. >> reporter: 30 year old john ossoff has gone from unknown documentarian to democratic cause celeb in the space of two months. >> do you feel more pressure knowing that democrats across
5:42 pm
this country are invested their hopes in you? >> i feel so well supported by thousands of people here in this community. >> reporter: the former congressional aide is running against 11 republicans and four other democrats to fill the seat vacated by tom price, president trump's secretary of health and human services. progressive websites push democrats nationwide to give to ossoff and they did. he's raised $8.3 million, 18 times more than his top republican rival. karen handel. >> is he is being bankrolled by nancy pelosi and the liberal left. >> reporter: president trump won this by one point tweeted today that ossoff is a superliberal democrat who wants to protect criminals. >> race has become an outlet for democrats frustrated by mr. trump's november win. >> i hate the lying. i hate the lying. >> sharon adams and keller
5:43 pm
newsom drove here from chattanooga, tennessee, to canvass alongside local supporters. >> what does your family say when you told them i'm going to go to georgia and volunteer in a congressional race there. >> my husband said good. >> my kids thought it was great. >> reporter: tomorrow's election is what is known as a "jungle primary," where all the aimocrats and republicans off against each other. if no one gets above 50%, it goes to a runoff and if that is the case, scott, ossoff will likely go up against a gop that's unified around one candidate instead of 11. >> pelley: nancy cordes for us tonight, thank you. tonight, turkey, a key nato ally, remains deeply divided after the president there won a referendum that greatly expands his powers. the vote was surprisingly close, just 51% voted yes. and while president erdogan claimed victory, protesters took to the streets and international monitors said the playing field
5:44 pm
wasn't level. one week after a deadly shooting, students were greeted with hugs as classes resumed at north park elementary school in san bernardino, california. counselors were on hand and security was tightened. last monday a man burst in and murdered his wife, a teacher, before shooting himself to death, but bullets also hit two students. eight year old jonathan martinez was killed. coming up next on the cbs evening news, prince harry reveals how he dealt with the pain of losing his mother. and later, she is still running. 50 years after fighting for her place in history. after fighting for her place in history.
5:45 pm
5:46 pm
>> pelley: nearly two decades after the death of his mother prince harry has revealed the anguish that forced him to seek help. here's charlie d'agata. >> reporter: prince harry was just 12 years old when his
5:47 pm
mother princess diana died in a car crash in paris. he told britain's telegraph newspaper he dealt with the agony by not dealing with it at all. >> it was 20 years of not thinking about it, and then two years of total chaos. >> reporter: now 32, he said he came close to complete breakdown at times on the verge of punching someone. finally his brother prince william convinced him to seek help. >> i can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12, and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years, has had a quite serious effect on, on not only my personal life but also my work as well. >> reporter: the candid interview coincides with the 20th anniversary of the death of princess diana. this new memorial garden marks that anniversary outside kensington palace. it's where diana lived, now home to her two sons. like diana, harry isn't afraid to reveal his own vulnerabilities in order to help
5:48 pm
others says royal correspondent, roya nikkhah. >> i think by doing that, by finally saying yes, i have had issues with my mental health, i have finally sought help for it and it's fine, it's okay to not be normal all the time, i think harry has done wonders to destigmatize which is still an issue in this country. >> reporter: and he's hoping others will follow his lead. >> the easiest people to speak to is a shrink americans call, someone you never met before, and you say listen, you can just listen. >> just listen me. >> and you just let it all out. >> and he lets it rip in the ring too. he is now taking up boxing, saying it helped save him. charlie d'agata, cbs news, london. >> pelley: still ahead, celebrations of eggs and benedict, separate stories in a moment. benedict, separate stories in a moment. ,,,,
5:49 pm
5:50 pm
5:51 pm
>> pelley: police investigating the death of the rock star
5:52 pm
prince nearly one year ago found a sizable amount of pain killers throughout his home near minneapolis, that included oxycodone prescribed under a friend's name to protect the pop star's privacy. prince died of an overdose of fentanyl and the legal drug 50 times more powerful than heroin but detectives could not determine how he got it. the retired pope benedict xvi turned 90 on easter sunday is, so the birthday celebration at the vatican was put off until today. a delegation from his native bavaria including his brother toasting him with beer and serenaded him with german music. his yolk was overeasy and his burden was lighthearted as president trump presided over his first easter egg rolls as chief egg-ecutive. he blew the whistle to begin the competition among thousands of kids and the first lady melania trump read the children a story.
5:53 pm
next, the story of a runner who's been blazing trails for 50 years. this portion of the krrk bs evening news is is sponsored by flo flrks as is e allergy relief, are you greater than your allergies.
5:54 pm
5:55 pm
5:56 pm
>> pelley: of the 30,000 who ran the boston marathon today perhaps no one was prouder than the woman wearing number 261, she earned that number half a century ago. don dahler introduces us to a true women warrior. >> a simple concept: place one foot in front of the other for 26 miles, 385 yards but until 50 years ago half the population were not welcomed to participate in marathons.
5:57 pm
then on a cold april morning, 20 year old katherine switzer changed everything. >> in 1967, did is you set out to shatter the glass starting line. >> i was just a girl who wanted to run and i proved to my coach i could do it and i was just there to celebrate. >> other women had run the boston marathon, none officially. her coach's one condition, that she register as a contestant. >> nobody believe a woman could or would want to run. so why even consider it. >> reporter: a few miles into >> reporter: a few miles into the race an official named jock simbel spotted her. >> i turned and i suddenly lacked into the face of the angriest guy i have ever seen, this guy was out of control, he was snarling at me. >> this now iconic series of photos came to represent a female athlete's struggle compete. >> he grabbed me, and he screamed get the hell out of my race. i was just terrified. it was out of the blue. my burly boyfriend who was running along side, 235 pound, ex-all american football player took out the official just like
5:58 pm
that. and sent him flying. and my coach said run like hell. >> reporter: switzer crossed the finish line that day an never stopped running. following her example women all around the world took up the sport. today at 70 years old, switzer ran her 40th marathon. >> the higher reason now is not to prove that women can do it. the higher reason now is also to show frankly that an older person can stay active and healthy. i want to celebrate in the best possible way. >> reporter: five decades after first crossing that finish line, katherine switzer did it again. it's a simple concept, place one foot in front of the other and change the world. don dahler, cbs news, boston. >> pelley: and that's our finish line for tonight. for all of us at cbs news, all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
5:59 pm
in the face by a white supremic kpix 5 news begins at 6:00 with a sucker-punch seen around the world. a woman hit in the face by a white supremacist is speaking out about getting caught in the middle of the berkeley melee. good evening. i'm ken bastida in for allen tonight. >> i'm veronica de la cruz. we're getting new information about the 20 people arrested when a pro trump rally in berkeley turned violent on saturday. most suspects were from the bay area but a few came from southern california. one is a juvenile. they're facing charges including assault with a deadly weapon, battery, and committing a criminal offense wearing a mask. kpix 5's phil matier has the story of one woman who knew things could get violent but she didn't expect this. >> that's right. but the interesting part is this scene you're seeing here wasn't entirely unexpected. some of the participants pretty much said that's the reason they came. here's the story. >> reporter: today the woman
6:00 pm
who took that punch is speaking out. >> we knew that there was probably going to be violence. >> reporter: louis drove all the way from ventura to join the demonstration and she knew going in there was a chance of it turning violent. >> we were hoping for the best but expecting the worst. >> reporter: so were berkeley city officials who once again to their chagrin found their city playing host to a bat wielding, pepper spray fueled demonstration, not between demonstrators and police, but between demonstrators themselves. >> they wanted to we at the belly of the beast in berkeley to show they were big and powerful. >> reporter: the anarchists on the far left responded in kind. >> there's a lot of video out there about the acts people were committing. we'll be working with the community to identify the people committing these acts. >> reporter: it's


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on