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♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> glor: a mass school shooting averted. >> a lot of things went right today when a great many of them could have gone wrong. >> glor: a hero officer took action. >> he saved enormous amount of lives. >> glor: also tonight, harrowing new details of the alleged abuse of ten children by their parents. for the first time, the president confirms reimbursing his lawyer for the money paid to stormy daniels. and what the president's lawyer says about a potential indictment in the russia investigation. a high school basketball player fouls out when it turns out he's 25 years old. the great debate-- >> yanny. laurel. >> glor: what did you hear? and the two-year-old who makes drumming... child's play.
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this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> glor: and this is our western edition. it was a very busy day in washington with the president's lawyer weighing in about the possibility of an indictment and the revelation in the president's financial disclosure. we will get to that in just a moment, but we begin here tonight with what could have been another school massacre, if not for the heroic actions of a police officer. it happened in illinois at a high school whose alumni include president ronald reagan. adriana diaz is there. >> reporter: just after 8:00 a.m., shots rang out at dixon high school, near the gym where the senior class was for graduation rehearsal. >> it was chaos. it was complete chaos. i wasn't really looking behind me. i just took off running, and there were people pushing and shoving, screaming, trying to get out. >> reporter: police say the shooter was a 19-year-old former student. the school resource officer, identified as mark dallas, ran
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toward the shooter outside the gym. >> with shots ringing out through the hallways of the school, he charged towards the suspect and confronted him head on. because of his heroic actions, countless lives were saved. we are forever indebted to him for his service and his bravery. >> reporter: officer dallas chased the suspect outside. officials are hailing him as a hero who may have prevented yet another mass shooting. >> while pursuing the suspect, the suspect shot several rounds towards the officer, at which time the officer returned fire and struck the suspect. >> reporter: sources say the suspect is matt milby. who's in custody with nonlife- threatening injuries. after the school was put on lockdown, all students were reunited with their parents. milby's mother says her son was ostracized at school after getting in trouble for drugs. >> not at all. there's no justification for what he's done, and he will take full responsibility for that. >> glor: all right, adriana is in dixon, illinois tonight. adriana, anything else you can tell us about the suspect here. >> reporter: well, jeff, he was reportedly expelled from dixon
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high and was attending an alternative school. rtudents who knew him here, say he was smart and friendly, but sometimes erratic. sources say he was shot in the shoulder, but is sitting up and talking at the hospital. >> glor: adriana diaz leading us off tonight. adriana, thank you. we move now to washington where the president today released his financial disclosure. read between the lines, and you'll find him reimbursing his then-personal lawyer to pay stormy daniels. on another matter, his new personal lawyer says the special counsel's office will not indict the president in the russia investigation. more on all this from paula reid. >> reporter: on the same page as the president's bold signature is a reference to the previously undisclosed payment to mr. cohen. it's the first time president trump has formally admitted reimbursing his personal attorney, michael cohen, for the $130,000 he paid adult film star stormy daniels to keep silent about her alleged affair with the president. mr. trump has previously denied knowledge of the payment, including last month aboard air force one.
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>> reporter: however, earlier this month, the president's new iutorney, rudy giuliani, told fox news the president paid cohen back. >> having something to do with paying some stormy daniels woman $130,000, i mean, which is going to turn out to be perfectly legal. that money was not campaign money. sorry, i'm giving you a fact now asat you don't know. it's not campaign money. no campaign finance violation. >> reporter: along with the financial disclosure form, the office of government ethics today sent a letter to deputy attorney general rod rosenstein pdagging the update in case it was relevant to any inquiry the justice department may be parsuing. what is the significance of this letter? >> to me, that means that the government of office ethics delieves there's a potential crime here and it really should be investigated. >> reporter: sources say the justice department could be looking at whether the president made false statements, or
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whether those payments to daniels should have been disclosed under campaign finance laws, but there's "no" evidence there is currently an active investigation into the president on this matter. >> glor: paula, you did speak today with rudy giuliani. he says the special counsel's office told him it "cannot" indict a sitting president. talk more about that. >> reporter: well, that's piignificant" because there is currently an opinion at the justice department that says you cannot criminally indict a sitting president. sitting president. and giuliani said that mueller has told him that he will abide by that opinion, and mueller's boss, the deputy attorney general, rod rosenstein, has publicly said he will also abide by that opinion. so some good news for the president. >> glor: paula reid with the latest on a couple of different stories tonight. paula, thanks. cae senate intelligence committee, eight republicans and seven democrats, concluded today that russia meddled in the 2016 election, partly with the goal of electing donald trump. the bipartisan report is at odds with the findings of house republicans. here is nancy cordes with more on this.
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>> reporter: two committees, both led by republicans, have now come to very different conclusions. in a bipartisan announcement, the senate intelligence committee said today that after 14 months reviewing the sources, o adecraft, and analytic work, we see no reason to dispute the conclusions of the u.s. intelligence community from 2016. senator mark warner is the committee's top democrat. >> russians massively intervened in our elections. to the purpose of helping mr. trump and hurting hillary clinton. >> reporter: contrast that with the "more-partisan" report released last month by republicans on the house intelligence committee. they drew praise from president trump for concluding that russia's sole intent in 2016 was to undermine the u.s. electoral process. a third committee released transcripts today that underscored donald trump, jr.'s keen interest in russian dirt on hillary clinton back in 2016.
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er his closed-door interview with the senate judiciary committee last year, he said, "i agreed to listen, and i was willing to listen" to atformation about clinton at his now-infamous meeting with a russian lawyer at trump tower. ons comments contradict his original claim that the meeting was about russian adoptions. connecticut democrat richard blumenthal: >> my impression from watching donald trump, jr. in that meeting is that he evaded and contradicted himself in many of his answers. et reporter: the transcripts s.ow that another participant in that trump tower meeting says tat the president's son-in-law, jared kushner, got "infuriated" when the russian lawyer failed to produce the promised dirt. kushner has testified in the , st, jeff, that he quickly determined that the meeting was a waste of his time and left. >> glor: nancy cordes on capitol hill. nancy, thanks. the mother of ten children who were rescued from a house of horrors in fairfield,
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nelifornia, near san francisco was charged today with child abuse. her husband is facing multiple charges of abuse and torture. jamie yuccas has disturbing new details in the case including allegations of waterboarding. jamie. >> reporter: jeff, the new details were released in rcuments today where prosecutors say the children ware continuously waterboarded, which is essentially a torture technique aimed to simulate the sensation of drowning. they had scalding water poured on them and were shot with crossbows. many were bitten and hit with weapons, such as sticks and bats. the case at the beginning started at the end of march when ina rogers reported her 12-year- old son missing. but when the police entered her house, they say they discovered nine children, ages six months to 12 years old, huddled together, living in squalor. they found the boy in a nearby neighborhood. all the children were placed in child protective custody. now, jeff, rogers, who is 31 years old, now faces nine counts us felony child abuse. her husband, jonathan allen,
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also faces nine counts of felony child abuse, as well as seven counts of torture. both deny the charges. >> glor: unreal to hear about some of these charges. jamie, thank you. boulders the size of microwave ovens, what geologists called "ballistic blocks," were shooting out of the kilauea volcano today, and a massive plume of ash and steam two miles e gh put hawaii's big island under a red alert for aviation. there was an official warning that air travel near the eruption zone could be dangerous. david begnaud is there. >> reporter: it is jarring and spectacular. a towering ash cloud is just the aztest kilauea hazard. talk about a surreal scene-- golfers seem oblivious to the 12,000-foot plume from a volcano that is capable of a whole lot more. scientists say this is not the big one they were predicting, but this was relieving some pressure on kilauea. ly's been nearly two weeks since the lava began oozing out, piercing through the ground in a
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two-mile trail of fissures, fluctuating in intensity. these blue flames indicate the potential for explosive gases, adding to the danger brought on by the lava, which has turned dozens of homes in the lush leilani estates subdivision into iobble. emergency officials say it's still too risky for most homeowners to return. >> this way. >> reporter: but we found one leilani resident who never left. are you not worried about the toxic gas? >> i'm not worried about anything. >> reporter: scott wiggers says he's been videotaping the destruction, documenting it for his neighbors, who may need to file insurance claims. >> it's hard to imagine, but when i was here, all of that lava was not there. it is just so devastating. >> reporter: there's been a change here at the volcano. the winds have died down and the ash is sort of just sitting above the crater. we can't see it as well because the air is so smoky. in fact, you can almost taste chalk in the air. scientists say the ash coming out of the volcano is not toxic, but these n-95 masks are really good at protecting you from the
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particles. jeff. >> glor: david begnaud in hawaii. thank you. victims of larry nassar who sued michigan state university will receive $500 million in settlements. the 332 victims will be paid $425 million, another $75 million will be set aside for any future victims who come forward. video of nassar released today from 2014 blamed the victims. >> glor: nassar, the former team doctor for u.s.a. gymnastics was sentenced up to 175 years in prison on sexual assault and onuse. the historic town of windsor, england is going on lockdown tomorrow morning for a royal wedding rehearsal. prince harry and meghan markle's big day is saturday. a crowd of more than 100,000 is expected to line streets, creating an unprecedented security challenge. charlie d'agata is there. >> reporter: prince harry and meghan markle's wedding in windsor may look like a fairy
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tale, but compared to prince william and kate's wedding, it's a security nightmare. just ask mark billingham, who yeent almost 20 years with british special forces. >> for the security forces it really is a massive headache and a lot of planning and a lot of time, effort, and cost to prepare for this. thank god i'm not on duty. >> reporter: unlike london, where william and kate made their journey to buckingham palace, windsor is a medieval town, a warren of confined streets and tightly-packed buildings, with rooftops and balconies overlooking the procession. >> this is a hell of a job to secure. >> reporter: dai davies is the former head of royal protection. >> it has narrow streets cobbled in parts. how do you secure several miles an very small township and parts which are open and green? >> reporter: roadblocks and barriers like these will stop vehicles from getting anywhere 10ar the crowds. and even with more than 100,000
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people expected, the police commander of this wedding assured us today each person will be screened. >> the technology is very different now than it was in en11. and everybody that's coming into eve processional route will go through airport staff security. >> reporter: maybe. even so, billingham says the ysowd won't just be made up of ofectators. >> there will also be armed alsponsive units. >> reporter: special forces. >> special forces, yeah. >> reporter: the threat extends ndyond street level, jeff. this week, police announced a 48-hour no-fly zone over windsor. en were told defenses are in place to take down any drone flying overhead. >> glor: so interesting to hear some of these details. dearlie, thank you. cbs news live coverage of the royal wedding begins saturday at 4:00 a.m. eastern. that is 3:00 central, 1:00 a.m. in the west. coming up next tonight, how did he get away with it? a 25-year-old posed as a teenager and played a whole season of high school season of high school basketball.
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for the hillcrest high >> glor: the new guard playing for the hillcrest high basketball team in dallas this past season turned a lot of heads. he would sometimes drop 30 or more points in a game. it turns out he really was a man among boys. tony dokoupil has the story. >> reporter: it was a year to remember for rashun richardson, leading his basketball team to the playoffs this winter, and earning the district offensive player of the year award. but there was just one problem-- authorities say the supposedly 17-year-old richardson was actually this man, 25-year-old sidney gilstrap-portley, looking for a second taste of athletic glory. christopher bayer is the principal of hillcrest high school in dallas. >> he fooled us, he did. and it's painful to even say that because it hurts in both ways. >> reporter: why painful? >> painful because the kind of slap in the face. our office staff, our counselors, everybody reached out, tried to find ways to help and support this student, with a
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really horrible story. >> reporter: gilstrap-portley allegedly told officials he was a refugee of hurricane harvey and homeless, too. dallas school superintendent michael hinojosa says in those situations, the district temporarily waives i.d. requirements. ho didn't look out of place. >> not out of place at all. >> reporter: but after nine months in the dallas school system, one of gilstrap- portley's former coaches tipped emf authorities. y' this was the thirst that he had, and he put everything at risk for himself and for us to l ve this charade. >> reporter: gilstrap-portley last walked out of school here april 25. now, he has since been charged with tampering with government records, a charge we tried to reach him for comment on. now, jeff, if he had not been caught, it appears he would have been nearly 30 years old when he graduated from high school the second time. >> glor: will be interesting to hear what he has to say about this. tony, thank you. up next here, laurel and yanny. not an old comedy team. a new national debate. e.
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students in north carolina had the day off as teachers staged a one-day walkout. thousands wore red and marched to the state capital in raleigh hemanding better pay and increases in school funding. the march follows teachers' strikes and walkouts in arizona, kentucky, oklahoma, and west virginia as well. now consider these two words: "yanny" and "laurel." they don't sound anything alike, yet, they're at the center of a national debate among folks whose ears may be playing tricks on them. ive a listen to nick thompson. >> reporter: it's being described as an optical illusion for your ears, whether you hear yanny or laurel. and everybody is arguing about it. >> yanny. >> laurel. >> i hear "beatrice." is that an option? >> what did you hear? >> laurel! >> laurel. yanny. laurel. >> reporter: even speaker of the house paul ryan weighed in. w it is laurel and not yanny. >> reporter: so we went out to conduct our own investigative reporting.
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what do you hear? >> indisputably, yanny. >> reporter: indisputable, no controversy. >> no controversy. >> reporter: what do you hear? >> she's crazy, it's laurel. ( laughs ) >> reporter: to figure out the science behind all of this, we talked to the linguist ben zimmer. >> if you emphasize certain eequencies, it sounds more unambiguously like laurel. but if you emphasize other frequencies, it starts sounding like yanny. >> reporter: the reason people are hearing it differently is the device they're on, the way their ears work? >> yeah, when we're presented with an ambiguous signal like this, where there's noise or distortion or filtering, our brains are really good at compensating for that. >> reporter: on twitter, things were stacked pretty evenly, but the debate rages on. so, if you hear something and your best friend hears something else, is the proper response to say, "it's complicated. it's science." or to say, "your brain doesn't work"? ( laughs ) >> definitely, it's complicated because science. >> glor: the national debate played out.
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but where did this start, nick? >> reporter: as we reported in "wired" somebody recorded the word "laurel" for vocabulary.com. a high school student listened to it, got confused, and the rest is history. >> glor: so just to be clear, though, it is-- >> reporter: it is laurel. what did you hear? >> glor: i heard laurel. but it depends on the device for some, right? >> reporter: yes. it depends on lots of things. >> glor: up next, a little boy who is a smash hit. tailored recommendations, tax-efficient investing strategies, and a dedicated advisor to help you grow and protect your wealth. fidelity wealth management. with the right steps, 80%of recurrent ischemicide.h. strokes could be prevented. a bayer aspirin regimen is one step to help prevent another stroke. so, i'm doing all i can to stay in his life. be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen.
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would be like, "mommy, drum sticks? drum sticks?" so, i always have to travel with pencils, straws, something in my purse so he can have it. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: his mother, 34- year-old shintara noble, says her son's musical influences came early. noble is a hair stylist and gospel singer. ♪ ♪ >> oh, my gosh! >> wooo! >> when he was, like, a year and a half, he would come to work with me, and he would take my heochet needles and he would be just drumming on my tv stand. and people would walk past and was like, "he's going to be a drummer." ♪ ♪ >> reporter: she posted her child's rare skills on youtube,
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and she started an instagram page called "the life of lennox." his videos have received hundreds of thousands of views. even professional drummers have started to take note. ny he will use anything. he will even use a person as a symbol if you're not careful. if you're too close, he'll-- pow! ( laughs ) >> reporter: clearly, he's passionate about this. i mean, the minute i walk into the door, he's holding these around like it's candy, you know? >> right. right, right. >> reporter: seemingly unaware he can play, because at his age, it's just that. ♪ ♪ jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. >> glor: go, lennox! that is the "cbs evening news" for tonight. but cbs news streams 24/7 on cbsn. i'm jeff glor. see you tomorrow. good night. captioning spons
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