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saving an old tree. what she did when she saw workers with chainsaws. we are back in 30 minutes. captioning sponsored by cbs thu >> glor: on this thursday night, the president says if the north korea summit goes well, kim jong-un could be coming to the white house. vee pizza delivery man arrested on an army base now at the center of a national immigration controversy. oud what nasa says could be a gheakthrough on mars. but first, tonight's headlines in 60 seconds. >> will you be inviting north nvrean leader kim jong-un to the -un ed states? >> the answer is yes if it goes well. i think it would be well received, so i think that could happen. >> earlier today, a.t.f. was conducting an undercover operation in gary, indiana when one of our officers was shot haltiple times. wo i had no idea that donald trump would be the one to free me, i love hear him saying, "you're fired." he just toe,e." >> colin kaepernick's attorney
wants to depose the president relating to the quarterback's tellusion case against the hef.l. >> get that son of a bitch off >>e field right now. out, he's fired. >> oh, my god! >> a disturbing case of road rage. 12 minutes of sheer terror. >> a tornado is on the ground. nke cover now. >> this monster was on the ground for one full hour. >> eeee! >> there's a first set ball that strikes mahut. that'll give you a headache. >> glor: this is our western edition. good evening we're going to begin tonight with the delicate dance before a summit. president trump predicted his meeting with kim jong-un will be a great success. but today during a joint appearance with the japanese prime minister, he said if he does not denuke, sanctions will stay in place. the president also said when he arrives in singapore, attitude will be more important than
preparation. here's paula reid. >> maybe we'll start with the white house. what do you think? >> reporter: president trump said today kim jong-un could be invited to the white house if their upcoming meeting is a success. >> i think he would look at that very favorably. so i think that could happen. >> reporter: mr. trump also vowed to stop using the term "maximum pressure" to describe sanctions against the regime, even though the penalties remain in place. >> you'll know how well we do at the negotiation if you hear me saying we're going to use "maximum pressure," you'll know the negotiation did not do well, frankly. >> reporter: and he finally revealed some of what kim said in that mysterious letter delivered to the white house last week. >> well, the letter was just a greeting. it was really very nice. perhaps i can get approval to put it out. it was really a very warm letter, a very nice letter. >> reporter: earlier in the day, mr. trump told reporters he is ready for the summit. >> i think i'm very well prepared. i don't think i have to prepare very much. it's about attitude. it's about willingness to get things done. >> reporter: the u.s.
delegation heading to singapore includes secretary of state mike pompeo, and national security adviser john bolton. >> i think we're looking at the libya model of 2003-2004. >> reporter: even though bolton had been outs of favor with the president, following comments that angered north korea. for its part, the north korea regime has been mum about its own preparation and delegation. with just four days to go before the historic meeting, mr. trump reiterated his hard-line negotiating position. >> all i can say is i am totally prepared to walk away. i did it once before. you have to be able to walk away. >> reporter: and the president st wable to just walk away from the iran deal because it wasn't cssed through congress. ate y, secretary of state mike tmpeo suggested that any deal cth north korea could be brought to congress to ensure that it survives past the current administration. jeff. >> glor: all right, paula reid at the white house. paula, thank you. cbs news summit coverage from singapore will begin this weekend. we will be anchoring the cbs
evening news live from singapore monday and tuesday. police swarmed a neighborhood in gary, indiana, after undercover after undercover a.t.f. agents were ambushed. one was shot in the chest and etm, we are told he is in .ritical but stable condition. the agents returned fire and one suspect was killed. the police in mesa, arizona, released body camera video showing what led four officers to beat a man into submission. we warn you, this video is graphic. the incident has ignited protests in the phoenix suburb. the man who was beaten spioke today and jamie yuccas has our update. >> i am-- i'm a family man. i'm a god-fearing person. >> reporter: robert johnson says ay's still replaying the may 23 incident over in his mind. >> i want mesa to be held accountable for what they have done. ep reporter: newly released body-cam video shows the moment when three mesa police officers ers a sergeant first confronted johnson.
>> reporter: they were responding to a domestic disturbance call. >> grab a seat. >> reporter: while the suspect liey were looking for complies , th an order to sit, johnson is asked several times and appears not to comply. this is what happens next. >> reporter: johnson, who is unarmed, takes several blows to the head and is rammed into an elevator door. after being handcuffed, he can be heard swearing at officers. on reporter: at one point, police indicate he's spitting at them and get him a mask. the officers are on paid leave. the mesa police union says there's been a rush to judgment. but one use of force expert disagrees. >> i think this is a rather clear-cut case of unreasonable force. it's remarkable how passive the suspect remains being punched in the face repeatedly, and then
goes down to the ground. >> glor: jamie, you were just in that press conference. the mesa police department does have a history here. can you talk about that? >> reporter: yeah, there are a itmber of cases that have made made national headlines when it comes to excessive force, especially one that's being reviewed now by the department of justice where an officer shot and killed an unarmed man who was begging for his life, and that was caught on camera. now, i can tell that you that teat officer was acquitted on yrder charges last year, and that's when feds picked up the case. >> glor: all right, jamie yuccas following the case in mesa, arizona tonight. jamie, thanks. the c.d.c. put out an alarming idport today on suicide. 0 arly 45,000 americans took veeir lives in 2016. that is more than car accidents or opioid overdoses. the issue is receiving heightened attention now after designer kate spade took her own life this week. ckricka duncan has new information on this. r: reporter: today, a medical
miaminer determined that 55- esar-old fashion designer kate spade died from suicide by hanging. this is the spade family and friends remember. tht the light that shined r rough for the cameras came with a darker side behind closed doors that many did not know or understand. her husband, andy spade, says, onhere was no indication and no srning that she would do this." "ad that his wife was "actively ing ing help for depression and anxiety over the last five years. writer dory old says she ndderstands what spade must have been feeling. the 56-year-old says she tried multiple times to commit suicide before getting help. >> even with the best intentions, i don't think kate, you know, could have snapped herself out of it. when you're suicidal, you're not boinking about anybody else, and it's not because you're selfish. it's because you're not well. >> reporter: the c.d.c. study out today shows half of the country has seen a more than 30%
increase in suicide rates from 1999 to 2016. among women, 45-64-year-olds have the highest rate. approximately half of those who committed suicide did not have a hown mental health condition, and for those who did, circumstances such as relationship problems, job, financial, or physical health problems contributed to their suicide. in spade's case, her husband viys the two had been living hsart for the last 10 months. psychiatrist katherine berndorf: >> any life stressors that are haighing on someone who has a ofstory of or is currently eiruggling with their mental health, that's a person who you have to be worried about. >> reporter: berndorf hopes inade's suicide brings awareness to an illness she says you can't always see. >> i hope people pay attention to those around them, that if they see someone who is suffering or acting unlike themselves or despairing,
hopeless, withdrawing from social activities, that they check in on them, that they make y re that they're getting the tlp that they need. e glor: jericka, the suicide rlte is up nearly 30% from 1999 to 2016. that's a big number. why? >> reporter: well, you know, the rtport suggests that there's no totual one factor to cause this increase in suicide rates. idt it did suggest that a lot of these deaths were followed because of relationship , oblems, financial, as well as tabstance use. experts say the best thing is to try and get help. ti have that information on our screen right now. the suicide-prevention hot line, ew well as that information you can get on our website d snews.com. l> glor: it's a very good number d r people to have and a lot of questions being asked after kate spade's death. jericka, thanks. ae head of the environmental protection agency continues to draw fire tonight, and not just from democrats. the latest on this now from chip reid. ng he's acting like a moron. >> reporter: louisiana senator jhn kennedy today joined the
growing list of republicans who are questioning e.p.a. administrator scott pruitt's fitness for office. >> if you can't use good judgment and put taxpayers first, it's time to find another wone of work. bl reporter: pruitt blames his ieoubles on his enemies, those who oppose his agenda of a iscerating environmental regulations. >> with great change comes, you know, i think opposition. >> reporter: pruitt's troubles n gan last year with stories ivout his extensive use of s rst-class travel, which he said was necessary to defend him tsom threats from the public. r used the same rationale to explain his unusually large security detail that cost taxpayers nearly $3.5 million last year alone. sid he's been accused of using his security team to run dirands, including picking up dis laundry and, according to "wday's "washington post," faarching for his favorite ioisturizing lotion. the e.p.a. today defended the use of his security detail inying, "administrator pruitt mellows the same security protocol, whether he's in his
personal or official capacity." lsuitt was also criticized for rtasing an apartment for just by0 a day from a lobbyist who's married to another lobbyist, who lobbied the e.p.a. pruitt defends using his connections to help his wife inquire about getting a chick- fil-a franchise. >> look, my wife is an entrepreneur herself. >> thank you, scott, very much. >> reporter: despite pruitt's troubles, there's one person who doesn't seem to be bothered, so long as he's cutting environmental regulations. is e.p.a. is doing really, really well. >> reporter: there are at least 10 ongoing investigations of e uitt, but since he still has ,he support of president trump, his job appears to be secure. at least for now. jeff. >> glor: all right, chip reid in our d.c. bureau. chip, thank you. after more than 20 years behind bars, this was alice marie johnson's first full day of freedom. wae was released from federal iison in alabama late yesterday after president trump commuted her life sentence on a drug conviction.
mr. trump tweeted today, "good luck to alice johnson. have a wonderful life." here's adriana diaz. >> lord, i thank you for this meal. r: reporter: on her first full day of freedom, alice johnson gave thanks for her new life. beth prison now behind her, her future is with her family. >> i'm feeling no handcuffs, nothing on me. i'm free to hug my family. 3- reporter: the 63-year-old great-grandmother was serving life without parole for drug charges. >> this time yesterday i was in ooison looking through bars. >> reporter: what are you noticing is different? >> i can't get over these phones. >> reporter: you want a phone? >> i want a phone. ( laughs ) >> reporter: katina scales is johnson's daughter. >> still sitting here, you notice i touch her. it's me making sure she's here. 2 reporter: 22 years ago, johnson was convicted of federal drug and money laundering charges. die indictment describes dozens of deliveries and drug transactions involving johnson, uto prosecutors say was a leader in a multi-million-dollar cocaine ring.
>> reporter: it was this video s the news site mic that caught the attention of kim kardashian west, and last week the reality star lobbied president trump for johnson's clemency. ev never in my wildest dreams did i think that it would be kim thrdashian who would take my cause on. ca reporter: in prison >>sterday, she got a call. it was kardashian west. >> when she said "home," just that word, i could go home now, i started screaming and jumping and crying. >> reporter: the president had commuted her sentence. what do you say to people who u y you committed a crime and theshould serve the sentence? >> i don't believe that there should be a nonviolent offender like myself sentenced to life. >> reporter: and she's thankful to the man who gave her a second chance. >> i just knew him from "the apprentice" and other things, s d he was always funny to me. i love hearing him say, "you're fired." he just told me, "you're free." ( laughter )
>> reporter: as for johnson's hext step, she plans to get a cell phone as early as tonight. she's really excited about that, but says her family will have to teach her how to use it. going forward, she'll have to have regular check-ins with her parole officer and she is making sans to meet with kim kardashian west very soon. jeff. f glor: from you're fired to anu're free. adriana diaz, thank you very much. coming up, the date that social security could run out of money just moved up again. eld he went from delivering pizza to being detained by cemigration officers. now a powerful new yorker is offering to help him. now a powerful new yorker offering to help him. and after work. he does it all with dr. scholl's. only dr. scholl's has massaging gel insoles that provide all-day comf to keep him feeling more energized. dr. scholl's. born to move. you wouldn't accept from any one else. why accept it from your allergy pills? flonase relieves your worst symptoms including nasal congestion, which most pills don't. flonase helps block 6 key inflammatory substances.
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from ecuador, arrived at the gate of fort hamilton to deliver a pizza. we routinely delivers to that army garrison in brooklyn. he showed his city-issued identification, and that's when officials flagged him. sandra chica is his wife. >> he came like always. stey request him the i.d. he showed the n.y.c. i.d., but this officer told him that is not enough. r: reporter: so anyone entering the base must show military identification. without it, you undergo a ldckground check. so the 35-year-old father of two signed a waiver allowing security officials to run that ndeck, and that's when they discovered he had been ordered to leave the country back in 2010 for being here illegally. he was arrested then and turned icer to ice. >> this is absolutely ridiculous. >> reporter: justin brannan is a member of the new york city council. >> you're tearing families apart for what? how are we any safer today than we were yesterday? >> reporter: this is an issue d at has been highlighted by the trump administration and dealt with by local law enforcement across the country. t we showed you this week in our "eye on america."
georgia sheriff butch conway has been on the front lines. >> if you're in a country illegally, the least you can do is obey that country's laws. >> glor: david, what is his ouatus tonight? >> reporter: so, right now, jeff, he's being held at a federal detention facility in new jersey. now, look, he could petition to have the court not deport him. , u've got to remember the judge is going to factor in the fact diat in 2010 he was ordered to leave and didn't. >> glor: all right, david begnaud, thank you. coming up here, a tropical paradise is lost in a river of lava. it's the big upgrade in a small package. see what you can get for under 20 grand... with the all-new ecosport from ford. i saw my leg did not look right. i landed. i was just finishing a ride. i felt this awful pain in my chest. i had a pe blood clot in my lung. i was scared. i had a dvt blood clot.
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new warnings today that americans are not properly planning for retirement, and neither is the government. social security's chief accountant told congress with iby boomers retiring, its evyouts now exceed revenue and a reserve fund could run out by 2034 forcing drastic cuts in benefits. a study found six in 10 americans don't know how much money they will need to save for retirement. up to four inches of rain triggered floods today in oklahoma city. more than a dozen people had to be rescued from high water. there were no serious injuries. the storms are expected to clear out overnight. up next here, why nasa's latest very discovery has scientists so excited. excited. metastatic breast cancer is relentless, but i'm relentless too. mbc doesn't take a day off, and neither will i.
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>> i'm a martian! >> reporter: but what they have found is still pretty exciting, especially for a nasa scientist. it's more evidence that life stuld have existed on the planet or may still be there. it's based on what the "curiosity" rover discovered in an ancient martian lake bed called gayle crater. when the rover drilled into rock it found different types of organic molecules. is organic material is associated with life on earth. hierything we know on earth s.sociated with biology is composed of organic molecules. >> reporter: the rover also confirmed seasonal increases in methane gas. on earth, methane comes mostly anom human, animal, and plant life, none of which has been d ond on mars. >> there's a mystery there as to 'sy it's there, where it's from, and that's what future missions fe going to have to figure out. >> reporter: because it could be a sign of life. >> it could be a sign of life. b reporter: back in 2013, the unver found hints of other organic materials in the same bke bed, but while all of these findings could mean there's life
on the planet, there could be other explanations. >> they could come from heteorites. they're infalling on to the planet. or they could come from the rocks itself and be washed into this lake by rivers. o foeporter: so for now, the only real martians are in the movies. kris van cleave, cbs news, greenbelt, maryland. >> yes! >> glor: and a good movie at that. that is the cbs evening news s night. i'm jeff glor. good night. e 'll see you tomorrow. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org captioning sponsored by cbs
she says her speech was silenced.. >> kpix5 news begins with a high school valedictorian cut off. she says her speech was silenced because she went off script. now, she wants the world to hear her message. good evening, i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm allen martin. the petaluma high school senior says she planned to tell a very personal story about her own sexual assault. and, call out the school for its response. but, kpix5's emily turner reports her mic was cut before she had the chance. emily? >> reporter: allen, what you are about to hear is not an audio glitch or technical error, it was intentional, but this young lady is not letting that stop her. >> it was one of the greatest moments of lulabelle's life. >> it is with an air of importance we walked in here. >> reporter: until it became
one of the worst. they cut her mic during the speech. >> the school censored people. they continually sensor students. >> reporter: she mentioned teacher strikes and adversity. her mic was cut before she went into a sexual assault that happened to her. that she reported to the school and it did nothing about. >> it wasn't an easy thing to do to go up there and say what i tried to say. >> reporter: the school wouldn't go on camera, but issued this statement saying "due to student privacy issues we could not and should not respond with specific information. we can say with issues of sexual assault coming to our attention, local law enforcement has initial jurisdiction. she said administrators told her beforehand certain topics were off limits but she decided to go there with her accused assailant sitting