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people rush for the exits as a jetliner bursts into flames as it's about to take off. also tonight, rubioion the rights, bush on the defensive. >> it's not on life support. >> pelley: and debate moderators under fire. >> how about talking about the substantive issues people care about. >> p pley: in a controversial trial, a prep school graduate hears his sentence for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old freshman. and the house on morse avenue, where the evef all hallolo breaks loose. >> reporter: is it scary? >> no, it's just really cool. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: it was a frightening few minutes today that must have seemed like hours for more than 100 people aboard a boeing 767 jetliner. the plane e s about to take off from fort lauderdale, florida, for caracas, venezuela, when an
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engine burst into flamek. passengers and crew raced to evacuate, and david begnaud is in ft. lauaurdale. >> reporter: these are some of the pictures of dynamic airways flight 405 on nier after the pilot aborted takeoff. this cell phone video c ctured huge black p pmes off billowing smoke as the plane's pilot frantically radioed for help. just minutes earlier, a pilot on aircraft taxiing behind the dynamic plane reported a fuel leak to air traffic control. >> dynamic, out of the left enginet looks like is leaking a l of fuel. yeah, itit fluid leaking out of the left engine. >> reporter: all 101 people on board were evacuated, using emergency slides. >> the pilot didn't say anything. >> reporter: camilla dz was in seat 1"g." >> i was completely asleep, and when i woke up, i was hearing
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screams and people crying, andnd i-- - didn't know how to react. >> reporter: 17 people, including one child, were injured and taken to the hospital. passenger andres gallegos stopped to take pictures as he revivi running from the aircraft. he was frustrated by the crew's response. >> it was pretty nerve wracking to know that the door wasn't opening and know that something was on firir >> reporter: david and his sister were two of the last people to evacuate. >> there were, like, smoke all over the place, so we got out and start running to the grass, as far as away from the a aplane as possible. >> reporter: the airline has not yet responded to our questions about those passenger complaints, only saying that everyone evacuated safely. as of tonight, the aircraft i still on the taxiway and firefighters are still monitoring it. scott, after being closed for several hours today, the airport has reopened using the only other rubway that's available >> pelley: and dynamic has been flying for about five years. david begnaud, thank you.
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well, it was death by firing squad today for an awol member of the army-- that surveillance blimp that took the wild ride yesterday from maryland to pennsylvania. they couldn't shoot it down, so today, they shot it up. here's chip reid. >> reporter: that sound is state police blasting the blimp with shotguns to make sure it couldn't t te off again. the tail came to rest in trees and was removed today, along with topecret electronics, but the five-ton body of the blimp is in a ravinin so deep thermy says it couldake a week to remove it. army spokesman captain matt villa. >> the biggest challenge is just the fact that it's very streep terrain down there. there's atream thatuns right through site and it's heavily wooded. >> reporter: this was one of the two blimps based in aberdeen, maryland, where the army was testing a $2.6 billion coastal defense radar system. the other blimp has now been
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first blimp went up, we visited aberdeen. it's on its way up. we asked@ captain villa then about the tether which is only abouan inch thick. >> we reallll do not worry about the tether. there's a one in a million chance of that tether breaking. >> reporter: we asked him again today. do you want to revise that? do you regret it? >> no, i mean, that reallyy is what the published chance was and when you say one in a million, there is one. >> reporter: the army has long insisted the blimps present no danger to the public but the heavy tether dragg along the ound for miles, taking out power lines and damaging the greenhouse business where megan church works. >> it ripped the plastic in a couple areas but it ripped the pipe off the front, destroyed was hurt. >> repororr: ken hunter's grand kids live just the street from where it landed. >> what if it comes down on their house? away? i would like some answers. >> reporter: so far, though, the army says they do not have an answer to the question of how
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that blimp got away. and, s#ott, as for getting the blimp out of that deep ravine in the woods, they say the only option might be a heavy lift helicopter. >> pelley: chip reid, one in a million. chip, thanks. no one's running away with the republican presidential race, but marco rubibi left boulder, colorado bolder than ever after last night's debate. here's major garrett. >> reporter: front-runners ben carc exxon donald trump occupied center stage, but did not route night. attention turned to thepen feud between former political allies, jeb bush and marco rubio. bush hit rubio for missing dozens of senate votesd while campaigning. >> mark oh, when you signed up for this, this was a six-yeaea term. and you should be showing up to work. >> only reason why you're doing it now is because we're running for the same position and someone has convinc you attacking me will help you. >> reporter: the exchange deepened thehe impressssn of rubio on the rise and bush on the decline, something bush denied today in portsmouth, new hampshire. >> it's not on life support.
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we have the most money. we have the greatest organization. 're doing fine. >> i asked you aboututhe debt limit and i got no answer. >> reporter: the debate provoked its own debate about the moderators. republicans faulted cc for questions like this to trump: >> is is a comicook version of a presidential campaign. >> or this to mike huckabee about trump. >> when you look at him do you see someone with the moral authority to unite the country? ( booing ) >> reporter: the questions prompted thihi scolding from texas senator ted cruz. >> the questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the american people don't tru the media. >> reporter: on "cbs this morning"g" rubioio said he, too, expected more questions about economic policy. >> i thought it was a wasted opportunity and quite frankly that's what made it unfair, not the american people. >> reporter: and carson told porters today he wil now ask ototr g.o.p. candidatesso lobby for changes to future debates. >> the whole format was just craziness, and i think one of
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the sentinel moments was when the audience begano boo, you know, the questioners. that tells you a lot. i mean, you've got to be really bad for the whole odd dwroans boo you like that. >> reporter: we asked carson ifife was threatening to boycott future presidential debates if no changes are made. scott, carson told us he merely wants to start a dialogue, not engage in posturing. >> pelley: major garrett in denver tonight. major, thank you. and cbs news will bring you the next democratic debate. that's november 14 from des moines, iowa. john dickerson is the moderator. today, a divided republican party y rned to a new generation for leadership. 45-year-old paul ryan was sworn in as the speaker of the house. the wisconsin congressman is an expert on the federer budget and wawathe party's last nominee for vice president. he took the exwafle this morning and nancy cordes reports a hammer could come in handy. >> the speaker of theouse,
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congressman and honorable paul ryan. >> thank you, thank you very much. ( applause ) >> reporter: the nation's 54th house speaker started out with some tough talk for the members he noweads. paul ryan said the house is broken and americans know it. >> they look at washington washington and all they see is chaos. what a relief to them it would be if we finally got our acts together. >> reporter: ryan's family and his former running mate, mitt romney, watched as he pledged to work with the other side to tackck tax reform, poverty, and the debt. >> so if you ever pray, let's pray for each other, republicans,s,or democrats, and democrats for republicans. ( applause ) and i don't mean pray for a conversion. ( laughter ) >> reporter: ryan takes t t
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>> ryan. >> reporter: all but nine republicans votedor him today. ryan's predecessor got a hero's sendoff, armed with tissues, johnoehner bid farewell after five years as speaker and 25 in congrere. >> i leave w wh no reexwrets, no burdens. if anything, i leave the way i started-- just a regular guy, humbled by the chance t do a big job.. >> reporter: boehner also reminded members that real change requires patience, a message to some conservatives o grew frustrated with his incremenenl approach and who contributed, s stt, to his decision to step down. >> pelley: nancy cordes on capitol hill. nancy, thank you. we got another sign today that the country is still facing economic challenges. the government reported a sharp owdown in the third quarter of this year. growth was just 1.5%, and that
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the previous quarter. toy, we got a sense of the horror inside the emanuel a.m.e. church in charleston, south carolina, the night of t massacre there i& june. ne people were murdered at the histstic black church, including the past oclemente pinkney. the accused gunman is white, and the police logs have just been released. marktrassman on what they show.. >> reporter: thehe chilling incident report begins with the text of a 911 call on june 17 at 9:05 p.m. it was from a woman who did not identify herself, but said she was hiding under a table that a man hadad shot the pastor, and that the gunman was still in the building. she said there were people shot down around her. at 9:07, the woman says the man reloading. when asked how many shots were fired she answers, "so many." at 9:08, reverend clemente pinkney's wife calls and says she is hiding under the desk in the office with herr daughter.r.
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she sasa she can hear people moaning outside the office. she said, the gunman entered through the back door and came through the office. at one point she says, "so many people dead, i think." we later learned that her husband, the reverend, was among those killed. photos show the church's office, possibly where mrs. pinkney hid. by the next day, dylan roof was arrested. photos show his car and the pillow in the backseat where he told police he had his gun. of the hundreds of the mostly redacted records that were released, scott, none included transcripts of either the 911 calls themselves or of the police tapes of roof's interview after his arrest. >> pelley: mark straus man with the late-breaking story, mark, thank you. another bobo packed with families f feing war, most from syria, capsized yesterday off greece. 242 were rescued, but at least eight drowned, and more e an 30 are still missing. the refugees know the dangers
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and yet they keep coming. here's barry petersen. >> reporter: shivering, suffering from hypothermia, and in shock, but they survived. saved after their overloaded boatatrom turkey capsized. rescued by the greek coast guard and taken to the island of lesbos. there is growing desperati as the increasingly harsh winter weather sets in, but still the refugees risk the six-mile journey to lesbos, the closest gateway to europe. as the overloaded boats struggle and sink, rescuers hunt for survivors. a few refugees had lifejackets. that meant a life saved for some but not for others. greek fisherman manolis galankis helped in the rescues. >> where is humanity? where is the rulebs, the decision makers of this world? what the hell do they do? reporter: almosos 700,000 refugees have arrived in europe this year. >> hello!
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>> reporter: more than 3,000 died or are missing at sea. in the midid of the drowning and the death, a tiny miracle last week. a turkish fisherman grabbed a mother and her 18-month-old baby. he thought muhammed hasan was dead, but the boy made a noise, and the fisherman hurriedly used some elementary first aid, shaking e child upside down and it worked. hassan took a breathhnd became a survivor. the only end to this is ending the civil war in syria. until then, scott, hundreds of thousands more will make this rrible calculation. is a chance at a new life worth the risk of dying at sea? >> pelley: and, of course, there is no end in sight to that we're. barry petersen in our london newsroom. barry, thank you. a prep school graduate has learned his sentence for sexually assaulting a minor.
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consensual. >> reporter: labrie was found guil of having sex with the underaged girl at the prestigious st. paul's boarding school in may of 2014. he had claimed it was consensual. he contacted her as part of a ritual called the senior salute where young men about to graduate try too meet up with younger females, sometimes for sex. but the victim, who we are not identifyg, said otherwise. >> reporter: today, she told the court in a videotaped statement her life is changed forever. >> reporter: labrie will also have to register as a sex offender for life. his attorney y y carney: >> this is a punishment it that he will have to endure for the rest of his life.
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many out of poverty. but the policy was unpopular, and enforcement could be draconian, includinged forced abortions. with only one child, many couples chose to abort female fetuses. today, there are 33 million more men than women. china finally changed its policy as it faces a shortage of workers in an aging population. but we foundnd even with the rule change, the dream of a second child is not universal. have you alwaysmented to have second child as much as cherry? "i'm not wedded to the idea," cherry's husband, leo jiang, told us. "brawls it brings so much financial pressure." the cost of supporting and educating one child could still trump having a second. seth doane, cbs news, taipei. >> pelley: by the way, china is about the same size as the
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>> pelley: finally tonight, have you noticed? halloween is challenging christmas in the home decoration competition.
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the haunts on morse avenue in the shadows of hollywood. >> reporter: what appears to be an amusement park is actually rick polizzi's front yard. >> i want a lot of spectacle. >> reporter: every night in the 10 days leading up to halloween, 4,000 to 6,000 visitors stream into this normally quiui neighborhood to experience halloween. is it scary? >> no, it's just really cool. >> reporter: the idea of a fright-free halloween began when he took his young daugugers to their first haunted house. it didn't go well. they ran out screaming. >> right. >> reporter: not happy. >> no, not at all. >> reporter: polizzi, a former animation producer for "the simpson's," decided he could build something better. how much is your allowance for this? usuallyuns between, like,
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>> reporter: and it also costs polizzi time. he starts putting up pumpkins in do you think there will be a point where your wife and ildren are like enough? years ago. >> reporter: with his daughters all grown up, each year polizzi insists the year will be the last but moments like this a aays pullimack. >> good job! >> some have introduced their kids to us now, little babies and that makes me feel terribly old. >> reporter: still, he's not ready to give up thehostny time soon. mireya villarreal, cbs news, los angeles. >>elley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs newew all ararnd the world, good night. right now on c c 2 news, why a major corridor project meant to help homeless people is keeping them out in the cold, for now.
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