tv CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley CBS September 13, 2016 5:30pm-6:01pm PDT
captioning sponsored by cbs captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: hack attack-- russian cyber thieves are edcused of exposing the medical records of u.s. olympic athletes, including simone biles and the williams sisters. hillary clinton remains out of stght. president obama steps in. >> i really, really, really, want to elect hillary clinton. >> pelley: online ticket scalpers-- they're making benjamins off of "hamilton," but will congress drop the curtain on them? ♪ you just want to move our money around ♪ >> pelley: and, he wasn't supposed to live. >> it looked like daniel came as an angel, came running out of the flames of hell. >> pelley: but heaven was on his side.
this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. confidential medical tests of american olympians were published online today after being stolen from the files of the world anti-doping agency. the agency, known as wada, says the hackers were in russia, which had seen many of its athletes banned for doping. margaret brennan is following this. ly reporter: four-time olympic mld medalist simone biles and tennis stars venus and serena williams were among those whose medical files were hacked. their confidential records were by aed online by a team of hackers calling themselves "fancy bears," also known as tsar team. ice hackers claim dozens of american sleets tested positive for doping and that these medalists in rio, "regularly used illicit strong drugs," like amphetamines and psychostimulants in order to win.
but that was quickly dismissed by the world's anti-doping agency, which said the athletes had been granted a medical exemption to take the drugs in each case. llias williams said she was one up the strongest supporters of integrity in competitive sports and she followed the rules. the drugs were taken for legitimate medical reasons. gymnast simone biles responded, "please know, i believe in clean sport, have always followed the rules." the u.s. anti-doping agency is also standing by the athletes saying that cyber-bullying of innocent athletes being engaged in by these hackers is cowardly and despicable." in july, wadda discovered wide- spread evidence of state- sponsored doping which helped russian athletes win in the sochi olympics in 2014. the russian track and field team was banned from rio. the fancy bear hackers are threatening to release more records in the coming days. a spokesman for vladimir putin flatly denied any links to these hackings, but just a few days
ago, president obama met with putin about past russian outrusions and said he does not want this to escalate into a cyber arms race. >> pelley: margaret brennan, thanks. hillary clinton will return to her campaign on thursday after pning laid low by pneumonia over the weekend. today, president obama appeared for her in philadelphia, and he looked a little bit like a retired athlete thrilled to be back in the game. here's nancy cordes. >> and i got whooped here in pennsylvania. she whooped me. >> reporter: president obama sought to inoculate clinton today against questions about her health. >> you want to debate who's more fit to be our president? one candidate who's traveled to more countries than any secretary of state ever has, has more qualifications than pretty much anyone who has ever run for inis job, and the other who isn't fit in any way, shape, or
e rm to represent this country abroad and be its commander in chief. >> reporter: his comments were just what the doctor ordered for a recuperating clinton who spent the day accepting flower deliveries at her chappaqua, new york, home. >> we always like the new shiny thing. i benefited from that when i was a candidate. and we-- we take for granted sometimes what is steady and true. and hillary clinton is steady >>d she is true. >> reporter: in north carolina, vice president biden questioned m.ump's stamina. >> i'd like to jog with him. i don't think he could keep up. >> reporter: but he admitted the clinton camp could have been more open. >> they screwed up. the staff acknowledged they should have on friday just straight up said, she'd been diagnosed with pneumonia. >> reporter: clinton has signaled it was her decision to diep quiet. >> i just didn't think it was going to be that big a deal. >> reporter: a decision trump's campaign manager initially criticized. mi it's incredibly important to
be forthcoming, if you have a diagnosis of pneumonia. >> reporter: but today, kellyanne conway seemed to set a different standard for her own candidate, who has released even fewer details about his health. >> i don't know why we need such extensive medical reporting when li all have a right to privacy. >> reporter: clinton's campaign just announced that she will be getting one more full day of rest here in chappaqua before resuming her campaign duties. she was originally scheduled to appear in las vegas tomorrow, scott, but now, those honors will be done by her husband. >> pelley: nancy cordes, thank you. one thing that clinton can't leem to shake is the e-mail scandal. today, a republican-led house committee held the third hearing on that subject in just five days. here's julianna goldman. >> reporter: there was a nameplate for brian pagliano at today's hearing, but the former state department official who set up hillary clinton's private e mail server was a no-show. house oversight committee
chairman jason chaffetz: >> if anybody is under any illusion that i'm going to let go of this and let it sail off into the sunset, they are very ill advised. ff reporter: two outside i.t. consultants who helped manage the server after clinton left the state department did appear before the republican-led committee, but repeatedly headed the fifth. e on advice of council, i respectfully decline to answer. >> reporter: since the f.b.i. released reports, republicans emve called for more hearings. jaday, democrats, including maryland's elijah cummings, said it's all a political stunt. >> i believe this committee is abusing taxpayer dollars and the hethority of congress in an shtonishing onslaught of political attacks to damage secretary clinton's campaign. >> reporter: one witness did testify, an aide to former president bill clinton, who set nd the e-mail account. >> and you had full access to the whole server the entire time that you were working for the d intons? >> yes, i had access to the server. >> and you have no security clearance?
s i have no security clearance. e reporter: justin cooper said while he destroyed some of hillary clinton's old mobile devices, the information was backed up beforehand. brian pagliano pleaded the fifth behind closed doors in other hearings. scott, his lawyers said he would have done the same today, but the only reason to make him appear in person would be to publicly humiliate him. to pelley: julianna goldman in one washington newsroom. lelianna, thank you. donald trump was in the battleground state of iowa today, hitting clinton with the ammunition she provided. here's major garrett. >> while my opponent slanders you as deplorable and irredeemable, i call you hardworking american patriots who love your country and want a better future for all of our people. >> reporter: for donald trump, the contrast with hillary clinton grew harsher today, linking her remarks about trump supporters to her use of an unsecured private e-mail server. >> her comments-- ( applause ) --displayed the same sense of
arrogance and entitlement that led her to violate federal law as secretary of state, hide and telete her e-mails. >> reporter: trump's criticism extended to domestic policy, turf he has only recently begun defining with ideas of his own. this a late attempt to catch up to clinton's comparatively larger policy portfolio. >> hillary clinton is running a policy-free campaign. lie offers no ideas, no solutions, and only hatred and derision. >> reporter: at the urging, trump said of, of his daughter ivanka-- >> daddy, daddy, we have to do this. and it's true. she's very smart and she's r:ght. >> reporter: he will tonight call for six weeks of guaranteed maternity leave, federally financed, trump promises, by savings achieved through viiminating unemployment insurance fraud. prump will also promise to make child care expenses including child tuition tax deductible, for individuals earning up to $250,000 and couples earning half a million.
families who do not pay federal taxes will be eligible for tax credits. trump has ignored policy specifics for most of this campaign but has recently warmed to the task. scott, the public water crisis in flint, michigan, offers an apt illustration. asked in january what to do about toxic lead levels, trump had no comment. tomorrow he will deliver a speech on rebuilding the nation's infrastructure, including water supplies, in flint. >> pelley: major garrett, thanks. a man who said he was trying to kill trump pleaded guilty today to a gun charge. last june, michael sanford, a o itish citizen, tried to grab an officer's gun at a trump rally. he could face two years on the charge of being an illegal alien in possession of a weapon. great news on the economy today. more americans are cashing in on the recovery. last year, median household income grew 5.2%. that is the first substantial gain since the great recession.
the median in 2014 was over $53,000. in 2015 it was over $56,000. still, that's a little less than the high back there in 1999. the government also reported today fewer people living in averty and more americans with health insurance. today, some top doctors pleaded again with congress to approve k w funding to fight zika, as did florida governor rick scott. his state has nearly 800 lofections, 70 from local mosquitoes. zika can cause severe birth defects, and david begnaud found many women face agonizing waits for test results. >> reporter: 34-year-old crystal cruz is seven months pregnant. today she joined a steady stream of residents at the miami beach police station for free zika testing. it will likely be weeks before she knows if she's infected. >> is it a yes? is it a no? what's going on? it's going to drive me crazy.
lo reporter: getting answers has become a blood-boiling wait for frtients and doctors. results from the state-funded zika tests have been taking more than a month to be processed. for those who can afford private lab testing, the waiting is much shorter, often less than a week. you have 500 test results that you're waiting to get back. how long you have been waiting on that? >> some of those, we've been biting for six or seven weeks. >> reporter: dr. david andrews heads the pathology lab at miami's jackson memorial hospital. he's been waiting for test hosults dating back to july. he was told many of them have been finished, but the paperwork orsn't been processed. >> we're hoping that the vast jojority of these specimens have been tested, and that they're just-- they're just trying to find the paper results so we can enter them into the system. >> reporter: this sounds crazy. find the paper results? did they get lost? >> it is surprising. i think there's an element of bureaucracy, recognizing rierybody is trying to do their best, but the pieces are not gnming together. i think they are now, that there is a lot of public attention placed on it. >> reporter: florida's governor knew there would be an increase
in demand once he offered zika testing for free for all pregnant women. the government asked for zika tests for more people to process the tests, and a short time ago the florida governor's office told us they just received that support. >> pelley: david begnaud with the breaking news. david, thank you. well, the cease-fire in syria tonight appears to be holding. more than 300,000 people have died in five and a half years of civil war. but under this deal, worked out by the u.s. and russia, the assad regime has stopped bombing rebel forces and is due to allow humanitarian aid into aleppo, once syria's largest city, now a city in ruins. elizabeth palmer reports tonight from inside syria. >> reporter: only a trickle of aid from turkey made its way into northern syria today, where civilians who have been through hell are waiting, desperate for food and medicine. for months, they've been sitting
ducks for air strikes by syrian and russian planes; or living under fire from opposition rockets. but what a difference a day makes. the cease-fire held, even in rebel-controlled eastern aleppo, and these kids made the most of it. in the lull, ambulance drivers had time for tea. there were even empty hospital beds. "we had to change blood-stained sheets 1,000 times a day" said this aleppo paramedic. "today we've only seen patients with flu." if the cease-fire continues to hold for the next seven days, the u.s. and russia will start coordinating airstrikes against jihadist groups, including isis. and crucially, the syrian air force will be barred from flying in rebel-held areas. but one man's rebel is another's freedom fighter, and russia and the u.s. have not seen eye to
eye on which opposition groups are legitimate targets. there is plenty of scope yet for this deal to come unstuck. to underscore the problem, scott, the united nations' massive aid convoys are all packed up and ready to roll, but arey can't move because the u.n. l, still negotiating their safe passage with the syrian government and a dizzying number of armed opposition groups. >> pelley: elizabeth palmer .nside syria for us tonight, yrz, thank you. coming up next on the "cbs evening news," she says a north carolina football player sexually assaulted her, and the university, she says, was slow to respond. man: i accept i'm not the deep sea fisherman i was. i accept i'm not out on the ocean wrestling marlin.
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prosecutors and the university have been slow to take action. ftnita nair has more on this. >> after i was raped, i went to the hospital and gave an account of what i could remember. i was treated like a suspect. >> reporter: 19-year-old eleni robi the alleged attack happened at an on-campus apartment. she says she was there with alan artist, a linebacker at the university of north carolina she just met. >> i was drinking that night on valentine's day. i'm under age, and i take responsibility for that. but that does not give anybody the right to violate me. n reporter: robinson says she reported the assault that night and a rape kit was administered. she gave statements to both law tyforcement and university police. almost seven months later, the university has not charged the athlete. according to the department of education, there were 94 sexual assault cases on college campuses last year. this year, that number has jumped to 273, a nearly 200% increase. robinson says she is coming forward to push for change.
>> i'm taking this public stand not for me, but for the other students on campus who are not protected, despite what the university says. >> reporter: both the university and the head football coach said they are aware of the allegations and are cooperating with the authorities, but cannot comment on the investigation. scott, we reached out to the accused player, but have not yet heard back. >> pelley: vinita nair, thanks very much. coming up next, fans are fed up with concerts selling out in s conds. congress may take action. ss may take action. you can go ahead and stick with that complicated credit card that limits where you earn bonus cash back. or... you can get the quicksilver card from capital one. quicksilver earns you unlimited 1.5% cash back on ev-e-ry purchase, ev-e-ry-where. i shouldn't have to ask. what's in your wallet?
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$15,000 on resale sites such as pubhub. frustrated fans have posted videos about being priced out. ♪ 800 dollars adele, that ain't fair ♪ >> reporter: adele, along with other artists, such as bruce springsteen and garth brooks, have tried to take on online ticket scalpers with limited success. and those strange codes you enter on ticket sites that were supposed to weed out so-called ticket bots, have not solved the e oblem. >> bots are computerized cheaters. >> reporter: at today's congressional hearing, senators zere told that computerized s cket bots buy up hundreds or thousands of seats in just seconds, and then resell them for exorbitant prices on various web sites. ♪ i'm thinking past tomorrow >> reporter: ticket scalpers made an estimated $15.5 million off just 100 performances of the broadway smash "hamilton,"
selling some seats for as much as $15,000. jeffrey seller is the show's producer. >> i have received numerous letters from children and trents, appealing to me to help them get tickets to "hamilton." these bots cut line and buy up all the available product before anyone has a chance. >> reporter: another example of just how crazy these ticket prices have gotten, beyonce is going to be performing here at dodger stadium in los angeles tomorrow night, and, scott, some tickets on resale sites are going for $2,600. an pelley: ben tracy, thanks. we'll be right back. $2600. >> pelley: ben tracy, thanks. we'll be right back. for partners in health, time is life. we have 18,000 people around the world. the microsoft cloud helps our entire staff stay connected and work together in real time to help those that need it. the ability to collaborate changes how we work.
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>> reporter: in this fire, daniel lyon faced the unimaginable. d. blinding smoke, the engine he was riding in crashed. >> all you see at that point is flame, intense feeling that your htire body was burning. e reporter: he was the only one to make it out of the crash enive. daniel's parents, dan and barbara, vividly remember the phone call from another firefighter. >> he said, "it looked like s niel came-- as an angel-- came running out of the flames of wll, and it was just, wow." >> reporter: this is what daniel looks like a year after the fire with burns over nearly 70% of sts body. >> i mean, i thank god that i sn still see. ng reporter: his sight, saved by these singed sunglasses. a watch, still working, is another reminder. >> i kind of have a natural tattoo on my wrist now. >> reporter: that's where the watch was. >> that's where the watch was. >> reporter: daniel has now
e's rgone 14 surgeries at seattle's harborview burn center. did you feel guilty for surviving? >> yeah, of course, you do. survivor's guilty is a real thing. you constantly ask yourself, why am i here and they're not? why was i given a second chance and they didn't get that second chance? >> reporter: but daniel's recovery is now about more than survival. did you have a girlfriend before you got burned? >> i didn't, no, i did not. >> reporter: megan lanfear was a casual friend. >> your friend's in a fire-- you're going to want to be there for them. >> reporter: but the friendship has turned into something more. >> even after everything he has ghen through, he always has a smile on his face. he's just super strong. he's a really good person. he shows me love, respect. he's the best boyfriend. >> reporter: fire can destroy, est it can also regenerate, and here, out of the ashes, something special has bloomed. carter evans cbs news, washington. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night.
sparking a battle in one northern california classroom. only on 5: a teacher.. facing as colin kaepernick's national anthem movement sweeps the country, is the pledge of allegiance sparking a battle in a northern california classroom? a teacher facing consequences for threatening to punish a student who opted out. i am allen martin. >> and i am veronica de la cruz. a lake county student threatened with punishment for not reciting the pledge of allegiance. the superintendent is standing behind that woman. emily turner joins us from lower lake high school with a story only on cbs five. >> reporter: colin kaepernick's actions have brought first amendment rights into a big conversation topic in america. this isn't exactly the same situation, but the underlying premise is similar.
the fact that free speech is a right even when what they are saying isn't popular with everyone. leilani thomas won't say the pledge of allegiance to this lower lake high school american flag or any other. she is a native american and says the stars and stripes aren't hers pick >> it's because of the history that happened here on my land, my people's land. i go by that and i don't agree with it so i am not going to stand for the people who did this to my people. >> reporter: since the first day of school, her and a friend decided to exercise their right as americans not to say the pledge of allegiance. their teacher took exception to it. when the girls got their grades on friday, their participation scores were docked from a five to a three because they refused to stand. leilani reported her teacher's explanation in class. >> if you really have a argument and feel strongly, i need to see right now yo