tv CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor KPIX April 5, 2018 5:30pm-6:01pm PDT
captioning sponsored by cbs ( laughter ) ( applause ) >> glor: the president tosses the script. his explosive words about immigration. >> women are raped at levels that nobody's ever seen before. >> glor: until he completes the wall, he wants as many as 4,000 u.s. troops on the border. e so tonight, the president speaks about stormy daniels. more than a dozen people headed to the masters are injured in a bus crash. why the driver was arrested. why a major american city is considering opening a place for heroin addicts to shoot up. c.d.ssing c.d.c. worker is found, but the mystery of his disappearance only deepens. >> reporter: before you go to sleep, what do you think about? >> glor: and the 11-year-old ldlled into child labor. intcbs news viewers helped him start a new life.
this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> glor: this is our western edition. and we're going to begin tonight with the president who went to west virginia to talk taxes, but threw away his prepared remarks to discuss illegal immigration. then, on the way home, he announced how many troops he wants to put on the southern border, and he talked about stormy daniels. with the breakdown of a very busy afternoon, here's major garrett. >> no, no. >> reporter: the comments aboard air force one were the first from the president about a payment to adult film star stormy daniels just before the 1616 election. elniels recently told "60
henutes" she had an affair with p . trump in 2006 and was paid to keep quiet. >> reporter: was it hush money, to stay silent? o> yes. the story was coming out again. i was concerned for my family and their safety. >> reporter: in a statement, daniels' attorney, michael avenatti, said, "we very much look forward to testing the truthfulness of mr. trump's feigned lack of knowledge. e is one thing to deceive the press and quite another to do so under oath. mr. trump was returning from west virginia, where earlier, he ssterally tossed aside his script at a tax-cut event. >> you know, this was going to be my remarks. it would have taken about two minutes but... ( applause ) that would have been a little e ring. a little boring. .> reporter: instead, the president again lashed out at a n ravan of migrants moving from ghnduras through mexico and seeking asylum either there or in the u.s. >> and, yesterday, they came out where this journey coming up, women are raped at local
officials that nobody's ever seen before. they don't want to mention that. >> reporter: that remark might have been prompted by this segment on fox news monday night. >> we've had countless cases, in my eight years as sheriff, where they've been raped, multiple times. these are juveniles. >> reporter: the president later told reporters he will send between 2,000 and 4,000 national guard troops to the southern border. rdill no details on when those troops will arrive or how long they will stay, though the president implied the deployments might last until the border wall is built. jeff. >> glor: all right, major garrett, thank you very much. the president today also addressed the continuing problems trailing the head of the e.p.a. nalianna goldman broke information on this story today. >> reporter: president trump praised his embattled e.p.a. administrator, but asked if he's bothered by a torrent of negative headlines about scott pruitt, mr. trump left the door open saying, "i have to look at okem.
i have to make that determination. but he's a good man. he's done a terrific job, but i'll take a look at it." stong the stories casting an ethical cloud over mr. pruitt, sources tell cbs news that last year pruitt asked to use lights and sirens to get through routine washington, d.c. traffic his lead security agent told him ou could only be done in an emergency. two weeks later, that agent was reassigned. pruitt has also come under fire for flying first class at taxpayers' expense, and when pruitt first came to washington, he rented an apartment from the wife of an energy lobbyist, steven hart, paying $50 a night >> mr. hart has no clients with business before this agency. >> reporter: pruitt tried to tamp down the firestorm but lobbying records show pruitt's landlord represented several companies with businesses before t.e e.p.a. when mr. pruitt was esidng rent. t' this is another step in the president's regulatory agenda. >> reporter: pruitt's saving
grace may be that he's seen by the president and other white house officials as mr. trump's most effective cabinet secretary. he started rolling back more than two dozen obama-era environmental regulations, including mr. obama's signature vehicle emission standards and clean power plan. he also successfully advocated for the president to pull out of the paris climate accord. another factor working in mr. e uitt's favor: white house thficials say the president doesn't think he can get someone as effective as pruitt confirmed. that said, the president has been known to praise an official one day, and fire them by tweet the next. jeff. >> glor: julianna goldman, thank you very much. the pacific coast is bracing for another round of heavy rain. there is a chance it could trigger mud slides in california. meteorologist eric fish certificate tracking this wild weather, eric? >> it has been a very active, last six weeks, the end of winter bringing all the moisture. now we have another pineapple express event that will bring heavy rainfall and a risk for some flooding along with it.
this one focused mostly toward the bay area northward. so northern, central california, picking up the heaviest rain amounts. the snow levels are very high. this is primarily a rain event. also watching another blast of record cold coming down across the plains and upper midwest. not what you expect in april. many of these close to all-time chill for the month of april. then we head to the warmer side, severe storms possible on friday, eastern texas stretching across i-20 over towards mississippi. and of course snow fall on the east coast, a clipper bringing light snow friday into the northeast and snow as far south as the tide water as we head into friday night. snow falling on d.c. where the cherry blossoms are in full ading right now. rn glor: wow. eric fisher, thanks very much. a charter bus headed for masters golf tournament in augusta aughed on a georgia interstate today. the driver is under arrest. reena ninan has more. >> reporter: the bus, carrying 18 passengers to the masters tournament, overturned in the median on georgia's i-20,
a.ortly before 9:00 a.m. the driver, 61-year-old stephen enppenbrower was charged with e iving under the influence and failing to maintain lanes. uorgia state police confirmed he was under the influence of drugs but did not say what kind. all passengers were transported to area hospitals with injury itnditions ranging from critical to good. >> i am incredibly blessed to walk away from something like this with nothing more than a cut. >> reporter: passengers say that they noticed the driver swerving before they went off the road. several of the injured remain in the hospital tonight. jeff. >> glor: reena, good to have you here. he was one of the top aviators in the air force, a pilot with the famed thunderbirds, but he was killed during a training exercise yesterday in the nevada desert. here's vladimir duthiers. >> reporter: they are america's top guns. executing the most extraordinary combat maneuvers in formation.
they were performing a routine training exercise at nellis air force base when one of their own, major stephen del bagno, was killed. it was the third crash of a thunderbird jet in the past two years. the first death in 35 years. 34-year-old del bagno had just become a red helmet, flying solo y.nce january. after receiving his wings, he had this to say in a promotional video: th once you don that red helmet, it means you no longer have your eastructor in the back seat. so it's a bit surreal. >> to be a part of the thunderbirds is to be the best of the best. >> reporter: mark rosenker is a matired major general in the air force reserves and the former head of the n.t.s.b. >> these are no more difficult or no more dangerous than any of the maneuvers that the typical fighter pilots are flying when they are in formation. >> reporter: crashes are rare for these highly trained iomonstration teams, and fatalities even more so. since the last deadly crash in 1982, there have been 10 deaths. itree years ago, we flew with another one of the military's ueite squadrons, the navy's blue
angels, as captain jeff kluss prepared for an air show. >> all right, there we go, squeeze right. take a deep breath. >> reporter: he was also killed in a training incident a year later. ta a statement today del bagno's commander said, "we are mourning the loss of major del bagno. he was an integral part of our team and our hearts are heavy lth his loss." the team's participation at the macrh air and field expo has been canceled. it's unknown how this accident will impact the remainder of the 2018 thunderbird season. >> glor: vladimir duthiers thank you very much. at the u.n. today, russia's ambassador pushed back hard at british allegations that moscow poisoned a former spy and his daughter in england. the ambassador sailed the british were "playing with fire" and will be sorry. as charlie d'agata reports, russian state tv says it has a new recording of the daughter, yulia skripal. >> reporter: even for state television, it was a remarkable coup. yulia skripal had recovered enough from being poisoned to call her cousin.
inverything is fine," yulia is alleged to have said. the unverified called was presented to a studio audience in moscow. she also said that her father, who is still in critical condition in a u.k. hospital, was sleeping. ody ody has any problems that can't be put right." russia state television has been in overdrive ever since britain thcused the kremlin of poisoning the skripals using novichok, a russian nerve agent. this popular tv host said blame russia is like saying if someone someone is hit in the head with an ipad you should blame america because it's a u.s. invention. which is absurd. >> totally absurd, yes. >> reporter: mikael fishman is the former editor of the "moscow times." >> this is how, basically, russian nation gets its political agenda, and sees the world through the kremlin's eyes. >> reporter: we don't know if yulia skripal made that phone call, jeff, but british police
said today they've released her first public comments since the attack where she says her strength is growing daily but with no mention about the condition of her father. >> glor: alright, charlie, thanks very much. in just six years, the number of deaths from opioid overdoses in the u.s. has doubled to more than 42,000. the opioid crisis is so bad, the surgeon general encouraged more americans today to carry an overdose antidote. and jericka duncan in philadelphia tells us america's sixth largest city is now considering opening supervised injection sites. >> reporter: for the last 13 years, this 30-year-old woman who goes by "rachel" has been getting high.
>> reporter: she's a mother of two but her desire to care for her kids, she says, isn't strong enough to pull her there under a sheet of darkness and away from her body's calling for heroin. last year, more than 1,200 people died of a drug overdose in philadelphia, a number that's tripled in the past five years. to address that problem, philadelphia is moving to become one of the first cities in the nation to allow so-called safe injection sites where people can go and shoot up heroin under the supervision of health care workers. it's part of a new approach to leckle the opioid crisis by treating it as a public health issue. the site could end up here in kensington, where it's not mmcommon to see drug users walking around, some of them living here in these tents. t w, just last night at a public hearing, about a block from here, people who oppose injection sites in their neighborhood explained why.
>> when you say this is best for saving lives, you're not including our lives. ( applause ) you're not thinking about me and what i experienced growing up. you're not thinking about my children, who will be exposed to this as long as we live. >> we have a crisis here in nhiladelphia. >> reporter: philadelphia health commissioner dr. tom farley. if i'm a heroin user and i walk into one of these facilities, what can i expect? >> these facilities look sort of s ke a clinic. they're simply there to inject. they bring in their own drug that they have bought on the onreet, they're given sterile equipment and they inject on ilat site. if they have an overdose on site, there is staff that can ervive them. >> reporter: they are taking their cue from vancouver, canada, who opened their first legal site 15 years ago. right now there are 100 supervised injection sites in 66 cities around the world. the drug enforcement administration sent cbs news this statement that says in part, "safe injection sites violate federal law and are, therefore, subject to legal action."
e t if you're not able to do that legally, isn't that a problem? ha syringe exchange programs operate in a legal gray zone and yve done so for years. >> reporter: in the u.s., seattle and san francisco are considering similar measures and oould open sites sooner. ckck in philadelphia, people like mark easter say the benefit is life. >> we want a safe place to inject it. we want a safe place to know that we can test the drug that we're injecting into our bodies to know whether or not if it's actual product. >> glor: and jericka is in philadelphia now. jericka, obviously a very controversial idea. where would the funding come from? >> reporter: well a spokesperson for the mayor's office says tax nllars will not be used. city leaders are basically hoping a private company will ctep up to actually run this. but, jeff, the facilities could be here in philadelphia as early as next year.
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>> reporter: cunningham's disappearance made national headlines. police refuted social media conspiracy theories that the scientist had stolen a virus and fled. coworkers said on february 12 he s s passed over for a new job at the c.d.c., left work upset, and vanished. fliers, search teams, and a $15,000 reward produced nothing. rn tuesday night, fishermen notted a body partially submerged in the chattahoochee river. medical examiner dr. jan gorniak: >> there was no signs of any foul play. right now, the preliminary cause of death is drowning. but since the investigation is aill open, we do not have a manner of death as to whether it's an accident, suicide, or anything other than that. ay reporter: authorities say last february, they searched the same part of this river where the body was discovered and found nothing. and, jeff, they admit, without enw evidence they may never know how cunningham ended up in the river. >> glor: all right, mark strassmann, thank you very much.
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g glor: a few weeks ago, a cbs thws investigation revealed how young children in the democratic republican of the congo were risking their lives mining cobalt, an ingredient in cell s.one batteries. now, thanks to the viewers of that story, one of those children will have a brighter future. here's debora patta. >> reporter: we first met ziki swaze here at a mine in the blistering heat. there he is with a christmas sweater on. hard to miss at just 11 years old. he is one of an estimated 40,000 children getting paid a pittance c produce the cobalt that powers our electronics. every evening, ziki, an orphan,
returns home with a dollar or two for his family. b feel very bad because i can see my friends going to school," ziki told us, "and i am struggling." when you go to sleep at night, before you go to sleep, what do you think about? "school," he told us, his only dream. well, sometimes dreams do come true. now ziki is getting ready for school for the very first time. around 50 cbs viewers were so moved by ziki's plight, they isnnected with sister catherine mutindi who saved more than 1,000 children from the mines. enough money was raised to send ziki and his three siblings to school. "i would see the other kids going to school and i would look at them," ziki said, "but today i feel the happiness they feel and i am now like them." there were some first-day nerves. he held back tears outside the
classroom, but it wasn't long before ziki bravely stood up and introduced himself to his new classmates and joined the soccer team. ziki has changed the lives of these children and maybe more. af i become a government minister," he said, "i would ask all the children who work in the mines to go to school so that they could become like me." cbora patta, cbs news, kapushi, rmocratic republic of congo. >> glor: and since the story first aired this morning, cbs viewers have donated more than $10,000 for ziki's school program. that is the cbs evening news tonight. i'm jeff glor. jee news continues now with stephanie sy on cbsn. good night, i'll see you tomorrow. captioning sponsored by cbs , captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
despair.. that everyone can see.. and *smell. kpix5 news begins with a stark reality of bay area living, extreme wealth and despair that everyone can see and smell. good evening. i'm allen martin. >> i'm veronica de la cruz. it is a tale of two cities in san francisco, the have's and the have not's. the median home price in san francisco just hit a sky high new record, $1.6 million. percent.. from a year that's according to a report from paragon reality. housing prices are up almost 24% from a year ago. as kpix5's julie watts tells us, those extreme prices are dashing even more people's dream of homeownership. >> reporter: that's right, veronica. if you've lived in san francisco for long, you've likely seen once working class neighborhoods like this transformed. you'd be hard pressed to find a
house under 1.6 million here in the outer richmond these days and that increasing median price is increasing the gap between the have's and the have not's. >> it's a two bedroom two bathroom house built in 1947. >> reporter: what's the asking price? >> 1,000,675. >> reporter: dan bonnet of paragon reality said 1.6 million is the new median price, but while this house in the castro is priced right at that median, he thinks it will sell for 2 million or more. >> it's unfortunately the way things are done in san francisco. >> reporter: that's frustrating for san francisco natives like cloud, a 30 something dog trainer who can't afford to buy in the city she was raised. what do you think is causing the increase in housing prices? >> highly overpaid, well, i guess they're mostly techies, the people who get free nc