tv CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley CBS June 29, 2015 6:30pm-7:01pm EDT
>> pelley: a second escaped killer tells police where he and his accomplice were headed and whom they intended to kill next. also tonight, the supreme court decides whether states can use an execution drug that some call barbaric. donald trump learns he's fired after his disparaging remarks about immigrants. and tying the knot. how one photographer is capturing the changing face of america. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. > pelley: the escaped killer caught yesterday in upstate new york has been telling police all about his daring breakout with another prisoner. according to police, david sweat and richard matt intended to drive to mexico, but when their
ride didn't show up, they started hiking to canada. matt was shot and killed friday about 30 miles from the prison. sweat was shot and captured yesterday. anna werner is following this. >> reporter: a state trooper's two bullets brought down escapee david sweat. sergeant jay cooke recognized sweat as he jogged on a rural road and chased him through a field. state police superintendent joseph d'amico. >> at some point running across the field he realized sweat would make it to a tree line and possibly could have disappeared. he fired two shots from his service weapon. >> reporter: investigators are now hearing new details from sweat about the pair's escape. governor andrew cuomo says it appears the two men originally planned to flee to mexico with prison employee joyce mitchell, who is charged with aiding in the escape. >> now that we have mr. sweat it gives us the opportunity to ask some more questions and provide more facts on the
overall situation. >> reporter: cuomo says sweat has now told investigators he broke off from matt five days before matt was shot and headed north toward can dark saying matt was slowing him down. a coroner's autopsy showed matt had blisters on his feet and sources said he was ill. but franklin county sheriff kevin mulverhill says that's when sweat started making mistakes. >> they had avoided being seen at all whether on a roadside or near a residence. yesterday for whatever reason, david sweat actually just came out and started walking down a country road. >> reporter: that was a big mistake for him? >> absolutely. let's face it, sweat's luck had to run out even actually. he had a couple lucky turns. it was about time we got ours. >> reporter: david sweat was shot twice in the back and is being treated at an albany hospital, scott, where he's reported to be now in serious condition. >> pelley: and he's told police that killing joyce mitchell's husband was also part of the plot. anna, thank you very much. financial markets today slipped
on greece and the uncertainty of what will happen when that country defaults on its debts likely tomorrow. the dow lost 350 points, about 2%. the s&p was down more than 2%, as was the nasdaq. greeks will vote this weekend on whether to accept strict austerity in exchange for a bailout or drop the euro as their currency, something that has never happened in europe before. holly williams reports tonight from athens. >> reporter: for six years greeks have had their taxes raised and their pensions slashed, and once again today they took their anger to the streets of athens. >> i see myself, like i have no future. >> reporter: dimitrios kalogeropoulos is a mechanical engineer, who like a quarter of all greeks, is unemployed. he's furious that greece's foreign creditors are demanding more tax hikes and spending
cuts. >> we want greece and nothing more and nothing less. this is humiliating. it's humiliating. >> reporter: as greece teeters on the verge of bankruptcy, some have panicked, withdrawing $1.5 billion from their accounts since friday. the greek prime minister vowed that nobody would lose their savings and called for calm. but the government was so worried there could be a run on the bank, it ordered them to shut for a week and limited withdrawals to just $70 a day. hit hard by the financial crisis of 2008, grease's economy never recovered, and after two financial bailouts, it is drowning in more than $250 billion of debt, including nearly $2 billion due tomorrow, which it cannot pay. in january greece elected a left-wing government that promised to renegotiate with
foreign creditors but instead of getting a better deal, on friday greek officials walked out of talks to extend the bailout, signaling they'd rather default on the country's loans than accept more cutbacks. if greece votes no to the terms of the bailout in the referendum on sunday, it could then default on a series of loan, bringing more hardship to greece and even forcing the country to leave the single european currency. that's never happened before in europe scott and just the fear of it spooked international markets today. >> pelley: moving into unknown territory. holly williams reporting for us from athens. holly, thank you. well there's another debt crisis breaking much closer to home. puerto rico's governor says the u.s. common wealth island cannot repay $72 billion. american investors have about $80 billion in puerto rico as opposed to $5 billion in greece.
today the united states supreme court ruled that a controversial drug used in executions does not violate the constitution. the vote was 5-4. jan crawford reports this lethal injection case caused one justice to pull out a poison pen. >> reporter: the justices took up the case in the wake of a botched execution in oklahoma where convicted killer writhed and moaned in the 43 minutes it took him to die. in his majority opinion, justice samuel alito said there was no evidence the drug at issue entails a substantial risk of severe pain, noting the oklahoma prisoner's i.v. had been improperly placed. alito said 12 executions using the same drug protocol went off without any significant problems. but the justices quickly proved beyond that narrow issue to a contentious debate about the future of the death penalty. justice breyer joined by justice
ruth bader ginsburg urged the court to reconsider its ruling allowing capital punishment, writing for the first time "i believe it is highly likely the death penalty violates the eighth amendment prohibiting cruel and unusual punishment." he added the death penalty is unreliable and arbitrary, saying there is evidence indicating that courts sentence to death individuals who may well be actually innocent. fordham law school professor deborah denno said breyer was seeking to influence the national debate. >> if you have a justice making that large a claim in a key death penalty claim then that's going to add to the debate. it's going to add to the conversation in a potentially very critical way. >> reporter: the dissent triggered a sharp response from justice antonin scalia said it was full of internal country dictions and gobbledygook, and let them eat cake obliviousness to the concerns of everyday
americans. the court has never suggested the death penalty is categorically unconstitutional, and, scott there certainly aren't five votes on this court to strike it down now. >> pelley: jan, i want to ask you about another important action that came out of the court today. the supreme court blocked texas from enforcing its new res5strictions on abortion clinics. what does that mean, and what's going to happen next? >> reporter: right. so abortion rights groups argued those regulations in texas would make about half of the state's 19 brgs clinics close because it would essentially have to be run like surgical centers. so today's order will keep all of those clinics open while the justices decide if they're going to hear this case. if they do, arguments would be in the fall. it would be the most major abortion case in decades and scott, it would come right in the middle of a presidential campaign. >> pelley: jan crawford at the supreme court for us tonight jan, thank you very much. in another important ruling today, the supreme court threw out one of the president's clean air initiatives.
the e.p.a. had imposed rules on power plants to reduce toxins such as mercury. but the justices said that the e.p.a. did not do enough to take costs into consideration. also today, the justices said they would look again at whether colleges can consider race in admissions. that case to be heard in the fall involves a white woman denied by the university of texas. it was wedding day for couples tying the knot after friday's supreme court ruling. earl benjamin and michael robinson were married in new orleans, lauren locke and tiffany brosch exchanged vows in mississippi. same-sex couples are also getting hitched in texas if they are patient and persistent. here's omar villafranca. >> reporter: tod king and casey cavalier came to get their marriage license today. on friday they were turned away from the denton county courthouse because of a computer glitch.
this afternoon the glitch is gone. >> we're going to go get married >> reporter: king said it's a day 19 years in the making. how does it feel? >> outstanding. i can't believe it. i'm so excited. report but the couple worries that state officials are putting up even more serious hurdles for same-sex couples. texas attorney general ken paxton issued an opinion on sunday saying clerks have religious freedoms and can't be forced to issue marriage licenses because of their religious objection. paxton warned employees will likely face fines in litigation, but said numerous lawyers stand ready to assist clerks defending their religious beliefs. attorney jeff mateer is lead council with the liberty institute, a group that claims to be the largest organization the defend religious freedom. >> they have constitutional rights. and actually what the attorney general is doing is telling them informing them of those rights. that's what an attorney general should do, and he should be applauded for it. >> reporter: today in austin, a crowd that rallied to support the supreme court decision
condemned the attorney general's statement. chad griffin is the president of the human rights campaign. >> the attorney general is irresponsibly empowering and encouraging obstruction and delay. >> reporter: the denton county clerk is among those who says same-sex marriage goes against her faith but, scott she said she took an oath of office and is fulfilling the law by issuing those marriage licenses. >> pelley: omar, thanks very much. several arrests were made today in tunisia in connection with friday's terrorist attack. 38 people were killed, mostly european tourists. and charlie d'agata is there. >> reporter: new pictures show the 24-year-old gunman seifiddine rezgui, strolling on the beach with his kalashnikov rifle. in this cell phone video, shot by a hotel employee who joined others chasing rezgui to a side
street. [gunfire] before security forces finally shot him dead. three days after the attack, hotel security was still light and we managed to walk into the hotel grounds where dozens lost their lives. witnesses told us the whole terrifying ordeal took something like 45 minutes from the moment the first shots were fired on the beach to the last that ended rezgui's life, raising the questions: where were the police? where are the security services? shortly after the attack, this hotel staffer said workers at the beachfront called police when they heard gunfire but nobody answered. tunisian security services said rezgui had never crossed their radar. when we visited the neighborhood where rezgui lived nearly two hours away, his neighbors told us they barely knew him and they all said he blended in and gave no clues he was an extremist.
as for those arrests today scott, the interior minister said they all had links to the gunmen without saying how but we were told that didn't include suspected accomplices. and after describing the shooter as a lone wolf, they're now investigating possible links to training camps in libya. >> pelley: charlie d'agata reporting from tunis for us tonight. charlie, thanks. today the f.b.i. arrested a new jersey man for plotting to support isis, in part by financing his brother's trip to the middle east. allah sadah could face 20 years if convicted. this comes as the department of homeland security warns of possible attacks in the u.s. over the july 4th weekend. we're going to talk about that with michael morell, former number two at the c.i.a. and now our cbs news senior national security contributor. michael, the terrorism threat is always raised around important national holidays, but there seems to be more concern about this weekend than usual. >> i think there are three
reasons for that, scott. one is the large number of americans who have been radicalized or in the process of being radicalized by isis. we've seen 50 arrests now in the last 12 months, so it raises questions about how many more are out there. number two is the call by isis. just last week they called for people to take up arms against isis enemies during ramadan. we are right smack in the middle of ram done right now. >> pelley: the islamic holy month of ramadan? >> correct. and third july 4th is a symbol of america. what better than the strike during a similar balance of america. you put those three things together and there is concern. >> pelley: we're seeing the threat evolve dramatically. what concerns you most? >> the threat i fear most is a young person in their bedroom in their basement radicalized by isis, not talking to anybody but taking up arms and committing some kind of attack here, sort of like we saw in texas. >> pelley: texas, of course,
was the attack to be muhammad cartoon contest back in may. how do you put an end to this once and for all? >> scott, i think one of the reasons they're so successful at radicalizing other groups and radicalizing individuals is they're perceived to have the momentum. we have to start thinking about putting additional troops on the ground. >> pelley: the president doesn't want to put combat troops on the ground, but in my opinion, that time has come? >> i think it's time to start talking about it, yes. >> pelley: michael morell, former deputy director of the c.i. you scott. >> pelley: donald trump lost his prime time real estate today, and a wildfire explodes in the west when the "cbs evening news" continues.
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>> reporter: nbc turned the tables on trump today announcing it would no longer air his miss u.s.a. and miss universe pageants and that it would explore ways to produce trump's long-running show "the apprentice" without him. >> i'll sue them. i'll sue them big league. i do fine with lawsuits. >> reporter: speaking in chicago, trump called the network "weak." >> the problem with these public companies, they get a little bit of pressure and they immediately say, gee we can't be associated with that. >> reporter: a coalition of latino groups had petitioned nbc to fire trump for what they called his disgusting views about immigrants. >> they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. they're rapists and some i assume are good people. >> reporter: those comments were a striking contrast to his fellow republican candidate, jeb bush. >> [speaking spanish] >> who breaks into spanish every chance he gets. he even answered us in spanish. translation: >> i think i have a proven
record of getting people who aren't necessarily traditional republicans to support me. >> reporter: democrats are just as determined to keep hispanics in their plant. hillary clinton featured immigrants in her campaign announcement video and mentions them frequently on the campaign trail. >>ly stand up against any attempt to expose dreamers to deportation. >> reporter: arizona state lawmaker macario saldate. >> demographically we are a number to be dealt with, which we weren't before. now the numbers are there. >> reporter: the numbers are growing inch 2012, mitt romney won among whites but lost three-quarters of hispanic voters and lost the election, scott. >> pelley: nancy, thank you very much. his innovative style made him a rock legend. coming up, we'll remember chris squire of yes. i earn unlimited 2% cash back on
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and here's vinita nair. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: when most people see natasha jahangier, they assume she's just a wedding photographer. [cheering] but this 28-year-old is not only capturing moments. how did you guys meet? she's chronicling the evolution of american marriage. >> i thought that, you know, it would be really amazing if i could start documenting this sort of visual diary of how couples choose their spouse. one, two three... >> reporter: jahangiri takes photos of all types of couples right after they tie the knot at new york city hall, interracial interfaith. >> mazel tov. >> reporter: and same sex. >> it's easy to see it in new york because new york is such a big melting pot of people. i'm sure it was happening before, but now it's so much more. >> reporter: her blog called "married in new york" tells the story of newlywed couples. she doesn't mention their names just how they met like this couple. he was a bus driver. i met him as i was taking the
bus. do you ever have couples that are afraid to be photographed? >> yes. i had one asian couple who said, don't show our faces because our family didn't know and they would never understand. >> reporter: they were gay? >> two women. i took a picture of the bouquet. >> reporter: with same-sex marriage now legal in all 50 states, jahangiri hopes to travel to more city halls to take even more portraits. >> it's such a burst of energy when people come out. they're so happy. like you cannot help but smile or be happy for them, to be able to capture that, i just love that. >> reporter: while every couple is different love never changes. vinita nair, cbs news, new york. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs evening news" 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 access.wgbh.org
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6 -- reaction tonight that terrorists may attack 4th of july celebrations here in the u.s. >> a birthday party on the lake that turned tragic. i'm scott broom in lake linganore maryland. the events that led up to a pontoon boat with nine people onboard going over this dam, killing one. >> i talk to a man who was on his boat when a speed boat that lost control in a race crashed in to his killing a 7-year-old. i'm stephanie ramirez. i'll have what he says happened coming up. good evening. i'm lesli foster. >> and i'm derek mcginty. first at 7:00 tonight a strong warning tonight from federal agencies about the potential of a terror attack