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captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: the early warning about the bombing sudden. what ahmad rahami's father told the authorities two years ago and why that case was closed. also tonight, the wells fargo fraud scandal. the top man at the bank is called to account. >> i am deeply sorry what we failed to fulfill our responsibility to our customers. >> pelley: the costly mistake a.a.a. says that millions are making when they fill their gas tank. and brangelina, it's all over. hollywood's ultimate power couple splits. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.
>> pelley: tonight, as, t doctos treat ahmad rahami for gunshot wounds, prosecutors filed federal terrorism charges against him. earlier today, we learned that the man arrested in the weekend bombings in new york city and seaside park, new jersey, had been at one time on the f.b.i.'s radar. homeland security correspondent jeff pegues begins our coverage. >> reporter: two years before the bombings, ahmad khan rahami's father says he warned police that his son might be a terrorist. >> reporter: and what did you tell them? a senior law enforcement official tells cbs news that rahami's father, mohammed, called his son a terrorist during a heated argument at the family's new jersey home, so heated that police were called to the house. but the father later recanted his statement, and the f.b.i. never spoke with ahmad rahami because he was in jail on another charge and had a defense
lawyer. today, the foeb said it conducted internal database reviews, interagency checks and multiple interviews of ahmad rahami, none of which revealed ties to terrorism. after rahami was captured during a shoot-out with police on monday, investigators found a notebook spattered with blood and pierced by a bullet. one police source described the writings as jibberish. rahami quoted osama bin laden and the american-born radical cleric anwar al-awlaki. rahami wrote about pipe bombs and cooker bombs in the streets, and oppression by the west. he also wrote about wanting to live in peace. investigators are still trying to determine if rahami was acting alone, and they're looking closely at his trips overseas to afghanistan and pakistan. in 2013, rahami stayed in quetta, pakistan, for almost a year, a known hot bed for islamic militants including al qaeda and theital pan. he also made multiple trips to afghanistan, where he and his
family are from. during know one of his trips, rahami got married. according to police rahami is in critical but stable condition. the two officers injured in yesterday's shoot-out are out of the hospital. a government official confirms that rahami's wife is in dubai and is, apparently, cooperating with investigators are. scott, late today, ahmad rahami was hit with several federal charges, including use of a weapon of mass destruction. >> pelley: jeff pegues investigating for us. jeff, thanks very much. anna werner has learned more about rahami's past. >> reporter: rahami lived here with his family above their chicken restaurant in elizabeth, new jersey. he first came to the u.s. from afghanistan, sources say, as a baby, just a couple of months old. he attended edison high school in new jersey, where one classmate contacted by cbs news described him as nice and easy-going. others said he was quiet and kept to himself. imam ali jaaber knew rahami and
his family. >> no one knew him to be a problem or menace in school or society, or in the community. >> reporter: as a teenager, he and a girlfriend had a child, a daughter now in elementary school. after high school, he attended nearby middleex siddiqui college where he majored in criminal justice. a spokesman says he was a full-time student from fall 2010 through fall 2012 but never graduated. neighbors said he later began working at his family's chicken restaurant. in his early 20s, during his trips to afghanistan and pack starng he married. in 2014, he made effortses to bring his wife into the the u.s. new jersey congressman albio sires confirms rahami sent an e-mail from pakistan to sires' office, wanting to know the status of an entry visa and passport for his life. she was later denied the visa, sires' office said, because she was found to be 35 weeks pregnant and would have needy
pakistani passports for both herself and the baby to gain entry into the united states. now sires says rahami told his office he had been in pakistan since april of 2013. the congressman said his office can not have any reason to be concerned about rahami at that time. >> pelley: anna werner, thank you. now, to the presidential election, which is seven weeks from today. nancy cordes is covering the schts campaign. >> reporter: with 49 days left, clinton's pitch to young voters and black voters has gotten blunter. >> i need you. >> i need you. i need you. >> reporter: that was clinton on the steve harvey radio show this morning. she also brought up the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man during a traffic stop in tulsa. >> this is just unbearable, and it needs to be intolerable. >> reporter: clinton phoned in from her chappaqua, new york, home, where she spent the day prepping for next monday's debate. from north carolina, trump tweeted, "hillary clinton is
taking the day off again. she needs the rest. sleep well, hillary. see you at the debate." clinton's lighter public schedule in the the face of tightening polls has prompted some concern among donors and supporters. in a new memo, her campaign manager reasures them that hillary clinton has many paths to 270 electoral votes while donald trump has very few. it's an assertion even republican strategists concede is true. clinton can get close to 270 just by winning 15 reliably democratic states and the district attorney of columbia, plus five more states that consistently lean her way in the polls. from there, she would need to pick up just one or two of the remaining seven toss-up states, while trump needs to win six of the seven. clinton may have won the support of a former republican president, george h.w. bush. robert kennedy's daughter, kathleen kennedy townsend, recently visited with him and wrote on facebook that he told
her he's voting for hillary. a bush spokesman, scott, would neither confirm nor deny. >> pelley: nancy cordes for us tonight. nancy, thank you. today, president obama took to the world stage and lashed out at donald trump without mentioning him by name. here was mr. obama in his final address to the u.n. general assembly as president. >> today a nation ringed by walls would only imprison itself. so the answer cannot be a simple rejection of global integration. >> pelley: donald trump is facing questions tonight about his charitable foundation after a report today in the "washington post." the foundation spent more than a quarter of a million dollars of donated money to settle lawsuits against trump businesses. that could be illegal. here's major garrett. >> i give a lot of money to people and charities and
everything. i love people. >> reporter: donald trump talks a good game about philanthropy, but according to tax records, he hasn't given to the foundation that bears his name since 2008. the dowms also show trump's foundation wrote a $100,000 check in 2007 to the fisher house, which provides homes to injured vrnls and their families to settle a lawsuit filed by the town of palm beach against his myrrh largo club. his foundation also sent capitol hill 158,000 to the charity of a man who sued after he scored a hole in one at one of the trump's golf courses. another instance, trump's foundation paid $10,000 for a portrait painted of trump. it was the second time trump used foundation funds for a portrait of him. nearly all the foundation's money since 2006 has come from other donors. federal and state law prohibits use of charitable funds for personal or business gain.
david farenthold of the "washington post" has investigated trump's charity for months. >> i talked to tax experts who said they'd never seen anybody do anything like he's done in the last few years, which is use the money in his charity to basically pay off the legal settlements of his for-profit businesses. >> reporter: trump's campaign had no comment. at today's rally, trump said he would use other people's money to build a border wall and resettle refugees. scott, when it comes to his charity, trump is already using other people's money. >> pelley: major garrett reporting for us tonight. major, thank you. trump and clinton will hold their first debate next monday evening in hempstead, new york. cbs news will bring it to you live beginning at 9:00 eastern time. trump's son, donald trump jr., is take the heat this evening for a tweet in which he used skittles to represent syrian refugees. he wrote, "if i had a bowl of
skittles and i told you just three would can kill you, would you tack a handful." among those taking issue are the makers of skittles. the wrigley company sailed today, "skittles are candy. refugees are people." the refugee crisis, for the most part, involves millions of syrians fleeing civil war. tonight, the u.s. is blaming russia for yesterday's attack on a u.n. convoy in syria. truckes were heading to a section of aleppo that has been starved by the syrian regime. elizabeth palmer continues her reporting from aleppo. >> reporter: morning light revealed the scale of the destruction, scorched wreckage and tons of humanitarian aid-- food and basic supplies -- scattered in all directions. the red crescent's local head, omar barakat, was among dead. he'd set out with a convoy on monday to deliver aid in a rebel-held area. but after dark, a witness caught the moment the convoy was hit.
multiple airstrikes, say witnesses, blew up not only the loaded truckses, but also the red crescent's warehouse. rescue crews were among the first on the scene. it took the syrian government more than 12 hours even to acknowledge that the strikes had occurred. and shortly after that, the syrian military came out and said they'd had nothing to do with it. u.n. representatives said earlier this the day that the convoy was hit by air strikes. the only planes in the air in the area at the time were syrian and/or russian. and the pentagon is saying tonight that preliminary indications show it was a russian aircraft that hit the convoy, although the russians deny it. as for the u.n., they're no longer calling it an air strike at all but simply an attack.
diplomatic language, scott, that is going to infuriate people some people but may just help to rescue a cease-fire in tatters. >> pelley: elizabeth palmer inside devastated aleppo. liz, thank you very much. today on capitol hill, the head of wells fargo said he is deeply sorry for a growing scandal. to meet sales quote as, bank employees opened millions of accounts in customers' names without telling the customers. the bank was find $185 million. and john blackstone is following this. >> i accept full responsibility for all unethical sales practices in our retail banking business. >> reporter: despite his apology, wells fargo c.e.o. john stumpf came under withering criticism with democratic senator elizabeth warren leading the charge. >> did you fire-- >> no. >> any of those people. >> no. >> no. okay, so you haven't resigned
pup haven't returned a single nickel of your personal earnings. you haven't fired a single senior executive. instead, evidently, your definition of accountable is to push the blame to your low-level employees. it's gutless leadership. >> reporter: stumpf has admitted his employees opened nearly two million credit and checking accounts that may not have been authorized by customers. >> this is about accountability. you should resign. you should give back the money that you took while this scam was going on, and you should be criminally investigated. this just isn't right. >> reporter: wells fargo fired 5300 lower level employees because of the unauthorized accounts. ruth landaverde was a wells fargo credit manager in 2009 and 10. every hour you had to report how you were doing on sales to customers? >> yes, yes. >> reporter: she said she left because of the intense sales pressure. >> let's say if you had three credit cards with us, i would
force another credit card, if the system said that you were approved for it, i had to sell this to you. >> reporter: you had to sell it to me. >> i had to yeah or we would get reprimanded. >> reporter: as well as the c.e.o.'s apology today, wells fargo has apologized to its customers in newspaper ads and e-mails. but in the settlement with regulators, scott, the bank has not admitted can any wrongdoing. >> pelley: john blackstone for us tonight. john, thank you. still ahead on the cbs evening news, why a lot of gas stations are running dry. the costly mistake that drivers make at the pump. and the breakdown of a high-profile hollywood marriage. i refuse to lie down. why suffer? for chronic migraine shown to actually prevent headaches and migraines before they even start. botox® is for adults with chronic migraine, 15 or more headache days a month each lasting 4 hours or more.
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>> depending on the kind of car you have, supreme is much better. >> it required unleaded, but i flipped to plus to keep the engine good. >> reporter: a.a.a. estimates americans have used the high-end gas instead of regular 270 million times in the last year, essentially wasting $2.1 billion. >> i think it's easy to believe that something that says "premium" sound like a treat. >> john neilsen from a.a.a. says the auto club tested cars designed for regular unleaded gas, and found premium, which on average costs 23% more, offered no benefit at all. >> but the truth is, if your car is designed to run-- regular gasoline, using the premium fuel or 93 octane isn't going to make it run better. get better fuel economy or having lower emissions. >> just 16% of cars require premium fuel. those are typically high-performance or luxury vehicles. another 10% of vehicle ogz the road require the midgrade.
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