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>> axelrod: trump gets dumped. the donald is disinvited from avi gathering of conservatives after making a coarse suggestion about a female news anchor.r. a deadly typhoon in asia knocks out power for millions. how this grainy surveillanceil video could help solve a 25- year-old, $500 million art heist mystery. >> how are you feeling? >> oh, in control. >> axelrod: and on the wings of the historic tuskegee airmen the next generation of african american pilots takes flight.t. >> most of our people see like rap stars and basketball stars. you don't really see any black pilots. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod.
and this is our western edition. we begin tonight with republican presidential politics, which these days means the latest on donald trump who is now dominating events where he's not even appearing. mr. trump was originally scheduled to be the keynote speaker tonight at the annual redstate gathering in atlanta, which is a meeting of influential conservatives, but that was before he seemed to suggest that a female debate moderator questioned him aggressively because she was in a hormonally-induced bad mood. the suggestion was too much for the organizer of the gathering who promptly disinvited trump. as julianna goldman reports, once again, this leaves otherdo republican candidates answering questions about donald trump. >> you've called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs. >> reporter: the latest uproar was sparked when donald trump tried to defend his dismissive o treatment of fox news moderatorerat megyn kelly. >> i've been very nice to you, although i could probably maybe not be based on the way you have h
treated me. >> reporter: but he only addedir more fuel to the fire. >> reporter: erick erickson, the >> reporter: erick erickson, the organizer of today's redstate gathering said trump crossed a line of decency.id >> if you haven't heard, i disinvited donald trump. ( applause ) ( cheers ) hang on. just hang on. >> reporter: in response, trump called erickson a total loser but there were unmistakable signs of turmoil in his campaign saturday. in a rare occurrence, the billionaire businessman tried to soften his remarks, but in a very trump way, tweeting that he meant blood would have been coming out of kelly's nose and releasing a statement saying "only a deviant would think
anything else." trump's political advisor rogerca stone apparently didn't think so. he parted ways with the campaign and in an interview with "cbs news" said trump has lost his way. >> that is not how we win elections. >> reporter: one by one, republican rivals took trump to task, some on twitter and others, like jeb bush, before the group of conservative activists. >> give me a break. i mean, are we-- do we want toe win? do we want to insult 53% of all voters?ti what donald trump said is wrong. >> reporter: but the republican front-runner still loomed large at a atlanta conference, where erickson, who himself has come under fire for tweets like this one that refers to feminazis read e-mails he received from
people angry that he dumped trump. >> "i'm a woman. i want my america back, and ite refuse to let fox news dictate to me who the president will be. mr. trump is not politicallyic correct. he's a great american, f-u." >> reporter: stone also told us that trump is measuring his success by blogs like the drudge report instead of by scientific polls. i trump didn't appear in public a today, but, jim, in an interview with the "washington post" he said, "i have a lot of money and i'm not getting out. i'm going to win." w >> axelrod: julianna goldman in our washington newsroom.l thank you. what will mr. trump say next? find out tomorrow morning when he's among john dickerson's guests on "face the nation." tonight, mainland china is being pounded by the remnants of a deadly typhoon. what is now tropical storm soudelor is moving across southeast china knocking down trees and power lines, but earlier in taiwan, the storm killed at least six people
triggered mudslides and left millions in the dark. seth doane is in the capital city of taipei. >> reporter: heavy rains from the typhoon unleashed those landslides in this mountain village in taiwan, leaving homes surrounded. in one area, cars were buried in rock and debris. "there are still people up in r the mountain," this local resident said. "i want to look for them." in new taipei city, emergency crews rescued a family trapped under debris from another mudslide. at the height of the storm, more than three million households lost electricity in taiwan as 100-mile-per-hour maximum- sustained winds downed trees andou cut power. toppled trees cut roads, too making travel difficult. before crashing into taiwan, typhoon soudelor pounded the u.s. territory of saipan leaving some residents without water and electricity for days. hundreds of u.s. troops have arrived in saipan to help with disaster relief. now the diminished storm hasin slammed into mainland china, its
strong winds bringing a tidal surge. chinese authorities have encouraged people to get topl shelters. they've closed harbors and shut roads, snarling traffic. even though the storm has weakened, its high winds and heavy rain still pose a threat while, jim, the cleanup here in taiwan continues. >> axelrod: seth doane reporting from taiwan. thank you. we have seen an especially deadly cycle of violence in afghanistan. at least 51 people were killed and more than 300 wounded in attacks across the capital city of kabul friday. one bombing targeted a nato base where we can report at least oneie american service member is among the dead. the man who carried out the movie theater attack in aurora colorado, will not be put too death. 27-year-old james holmes was given life yesterday when a jury could not agree on a death sentence. homes killed 12 people and injured dozens more in the attack three years ago, and as mark strassmann reports,
relatives of several victims are livid. >> the court will impose a sentence of life imprisonment. >> reporter: james holmes will die in prison. >> without the possibility of parole. >> reporter: but later than some of his victims' relatives had hoped. holmes massacred 12 people inside the mayhem of theater 1 nine. veronica moser-sullivan, only six, was the youngest.nl robert sullivan is her grandfather. >> that's not justice. you know, he's living. he's breathing. and our loved ones are gone. and the gaping void, the gaping wound that we have with the loss of our granddaughter has been replaced with a new abscess of him living. >> reporter: we now know nine jurors favored death. two were undecided, one solidly believed holmes should serve life behind bars. juror 17 would not identify herself or her vote.
>> i think the issue of mental illness was everything for the ones that did not want to impose t the death penalty. the victims in this are forever impacted, and all of us, no matter what the decision, just felt terrible for the victims. >> reporter: before the trial started, prosecutors rejected a plea deal. holmes would plead guilty if the state accepted a life sentence. prosecutor george brauchler refused and lost. >> i still think death is justice for what that guy did, but the system said otherwise. and i honor that. >> reporter: the burden is heavier for victims' families. they have to learn to live with it. mark strassmann, cbs news, centennial, colorado. >> axelrod: a team from the centers for disease control wasa in new york city tonight as health officials deal with the worst outbreak of legionnaires disease in the city's history. the mayor says the bacteria
causing the disease has now been found in five more buildings.gs. as vinita nair reports, the disease has killed 10 and sickened more than 100. >> reporter: c.d.c. and new york state health teams descended on new york city today to test forll the legionella bacteria in at least 100 sites. >> we're going into a new phase with the implementation of the commissioner's order. that's literally going to require every building, every building with one of these cooling towers, and that will, obviously, be in the thousandssly, of buildings around the city, to be inspected and to be cleaned. >> reporter: city health officials have linked the outbreak to five water cooling towers in the bronx. the outdoor units are used for air conditioning in large buildings.s. they've since been decontaminated. new york city mayor bill de blasio. >> it is crucial to understand that all the facts we have suggest that, one, this outbreak is tapering off very quickly. and two that we essentially do know where it originated.
we don't know why it originated. >> reporter: legionnaires disease is commonly caused by inhalation of mist or vapor containing the legionella bacteria. the respiratory disease is a severe form of pneumonia. it's not spread person to person and fewer than 5% of people exposed to it will develop the disease. >> when i got to the hospital, they took my temperature, and i think it was 105 or 106. >> reporter: new york city cab driver daniel tejada says he's better now, but fell into a coma after contracting the disease. >> they told my parents, like, a few times, that i was on the verge of not making it. >> reporter: the mayor says the legionella bacteria has been found in five additional buildings, including two court buildings, a post office and a high school. however, he says there is no reason to believe any of these illnesses have been linked tose those buildings. jim. >> axelrod: vinita, thank you very much. in california higher humidity and diminished winds have given d firefighters some much-needed
help, but 17 large fires are still burning. california has seen at least 1,000 more wildfires this yearhi than at the same point last year, and as chris martinez reports, the situation may get even worse. >> you can see how brittle dry it is. that will blow up with a fire on it. >> reporter: santa barbara county fire captain dave zaniboni has seen droughts before. he's never seen it like this. everything is bone dry. this goes up how fast? d >> a fire in this area would be very explosive. >> reporter: the fear of what can happen did happen. 25 years ago in the midst of the last major california drought. 60-mile-per-hour winds fanned the worst wildfire in santa barbara history. more than 400 homes destroyed and conditions now are even drier. as wildfires raged throughout california, counties like santa barbara send their teams to assist, realizing they could be next. >> it is stressful and it's
tiring at times. >> reporter: captain sergio sanchez has already had three week-long deployments this year to fight wildfires. >> there have been times where you had to stay up for 24-48 hours and when you finally do get a break you're just exhausted, physically and mentally exhausted. >> reporter: what is especially tough he says is having to leave 10-year-old jamie and seven- year-old haileyea what do you tell them? >> i prepare them. especially this time of year. i prepare them and let them know i may be gone for a while on the fire. >> and they could go home and have a day off and be sent right back out. >> reporter: it's grueling and dangerous work with littles reward, except when a grateful community displays their appreciation. >> it definitely boosts your morale, when you see a, "thank you, firefighters" sign. it really does a lot. it makes you feel good inside. >> reporter: for sergio sanchez his strike team bag and tent are always at the ready. this is home >> this could be home for up to 21 days. >> reporter: if a call came now how quickly could you be out? >> we could be out the door within five minutes.
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>> axelrod: it appears as though investigators in boston aregh closer than ever to solving a 25-year-old mystery behind a $500 million art heist-- one of the biggest ever. meg oliver has the newly n released video that could provide new leads in the case. >> reporter: it's grainy footage that could help crack the case.e the f.b.i. wants to identify this man who entered boston's isabella stewart gardner museum the night before the grand heist, raising questions whether
this was a dry run. 13 masterpieces were stolen, including rembrandt's "the storm on the sea of galilee" and vermeer's "the concert." law enforcement just revealed the two men who robbed the museum are now dead, but they'rere not releasing their identity. on march 18, 1990, the men posed0, as boston police. the security guard, richard abath, buzzed them in a side door. abath was later found tied up. the robbers pulled out the security video and vanished with the art. former "boston globe" reporter stephen kurkjian has written a book on the case he covered for two decades.th >> the night watchman has somewhere in his cranium the knowledge of the identity of one of the two thieves. o >> reporter: for years, the security guard insisted he had never let anyone into the museum after hours. he even passed two lie detector tests, but as authorities renewed their search for the missing art, old tapes uncovered a different picture. u the video shows abath appearingo to buzz this man inside on the
eve of the robbery.an >> he says he doesn't remember it, but i have to-- i have to imagine that it's not just a passing visit of that person. it has to be that that person had a relationship with him. >> reporter: the f.b.i. has long suspected it was an inside job. special agent geoff kelly spoke to "cbs sunday morning." >> it would be very unusual that they would have rung that buzzer b not knowing that they were going to be let inside. w >> reporter: we tried repeatedly to reach richard abath, but our messages have gone unanswered. meantime, authorities are offering $5 million for information leading to the missing artwork in good $ condition. jim, since the statute of limitations have run out, anyone can come forward without fear of arrest. >> axelrod: meg oliver, thank you very much. a massive waste leak in the colorado's animas river has now reached new mexico. the million-gallon spill has turned the river orange. an e.p.a. crew accidentally knocked out a plug that was
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illinois, near chicago. that's where adriana diaz found something rare-- some young african american pilots earning their wings. >> reporter: for many, the smaller the plane, the higher the anxiety. >> good job, good job. i i got you. >> reporter: especially when the wh pilot's a teenager who's only wh been flying for four weeks. 19-year-old malcolm dunn is in the pilot class of tuskegeepilot next, a summer program developing the next generation of african american aviators named for the first generation the tuskegee airmen of world war ii. half are from chicago's south side, like malcolm. >> my friend, corey, rest in corey, peace, he was murdered, like, in peac february. in >> reporter: do you think about him when you fly? >> yeah.ake i take a look over, try tory configure his face in the clouds. >> reporter: only 2% of the country's licensed pilots are black. >> mostly our people see, likeeopl rap stars and basketball stars. a "oh, yeah, we can do that."
you don't really see any black pilots. >> reporter: stephen davis pilo chair of the dupage county airport, founded the program in part to increase diversity in aviation.o >> i want the kid who may not, without this program, would not have the opportunity to excel. so hopefully if these kids want to become pilots the opportunity will be there, or they may want to be our next senator congressman, or possibly president. >> reporter: you're dreaming big. as as a boy, davis wanted to fly,te but couldn't afford it. training for a pilot's license can cost more than $10,000. here, the students are earning theirs for free. the original tuskegee airmen would likely be proud. in fact, they are.ik 93-year-old milton williams flew 38 missions in world war ii. after the war were you able to get a job as a pilot? >> after the war, i couldn't even join the national guard. that was unheard of.
>> reporter: have these kids said thank you to you? >> yes, they have. i'm sorry, excuse me.or i get emotional sometimes. but i'm so blessed. >> if it wasn't for him and their trials and errors and their hard work, we wouldn't have this program. >> like, this opportunity, no one wants to see us fail. everyone wants us to succeed. >> reporter: success, they say they owe to those who follow and those who soared before them. adriana diaz, cbs news, west chicago, illinois. >> axelrod: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. later on cbs "48 hours." for now, i'm jim axelrod in new york. and for all of us here at cbs news, thanks for joining us. and good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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