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♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> morgan: if it was a joke, it backfired. donald trump ignights a new gun control controversy suggesting hillary clinton's security team should drop the weapons. >> let's see what happens to her. take their guns away. >> morgan: also tonight, a mysterious explosion moments before a charity race for u.s. marines and sailors. a florida zika zone triples in size. and 40 years later, a stunt man follows evel knievel's footsteps straight across the snake river canyon. this is the "cbs weekend news."
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broadcast. with the election nearly 50 days away, donald trump has ignited a new controversy. speaking in miami friday night, trump made a remark about hillary clinton's stance on gun control, suggesting her security team drop her weapons and see what happens to her. errol barnett has more from washington. >> she wants to destroy your second amendment. >> reporter: taking aim at hillary clinton's stance on gun control, donald trump fired off yet another curious ad lib. >> i think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons. they should disarm, right, right? she doesn't want guns. let's see what happens to her. >> reporter: the clinton campaign responded today noting trump's "pattern of inciting people to violence," describing it as "an unacceptable quality in anyone seeking job as commander in chief" meanwhile, trump is take fire from former defense secretary robert gates. the prominent republican penned this op-ed calling trump beyond repair, stub urge uninformed
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into the world and how to lead our country. gates didn't spare hillary clinton either, calling out her challenges with trustworthiness. but he wrote,"she has time before the election to reassure people about her judgment." the democratic nominee does have the full support of first lady michelle obama who attended her first solo campaign rally yesterday and pledged to do more. >> from now until november, i'm going to work as hard as i can to make sure that hillary and tim kaine win this election. i need your help to do that as well. are you with me? ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: today, hillary clinton receives the trailblazer award here in washington from the congressional black caucuses for becoming the first female presidential nominee of a major party. this afternoon, trump addressed families in texas whose relatives were killed by undocumented immigrants. tonight, trump holds a rally in colorado springs. demarco. >> morgan: errol barnett in washington, errol, thank you. russia claims u.s. air forces
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unleashed an air strike that killed more than 60 troops. what officials learned syrian troops may have been inadvertently targeted. the u.s. and russia have been fighting on opposite sides of the war in syria but recently agreed to a cease-fire to allow desperately needed food and supplies into war torn areas. under that cease-fire, isis can still be targeted. meanwhile, elizabeth palmer has breaking news from syria's largest city, aleppo. >> reporter: there's news tonight on that united nations aid convoy that's been stuck on the turkish border for past four days. a u.n. source tells us it's expected to move tomorrow into eastern aleppo. the delay was caused by generals and diplomats trying to negotiate the convoy's safe passage along a highly contested stretch of road. the u.n. also blamed the assad government for dragging the heels on the paperwork. if all goes well, two aid
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convoys carrying food for 80,000 people for a month will arrive in rebel-held aleppo, which has been under intermittent siege by government forces all summer. we're now five days into the cease-fire, but ever since it went into effect on monday evening, we've heard the intermittent sounds of artillery. as you might expect, both sides are accusing the other of breaching the truth, and the truth is impossible to determine. however, the overall levels of violence are sharply down, and most crucially, there have been no airstrikes on the rebel-held side of aleppo by either russian or syrian planes. demarco. >> morgan: all right, liz palmer, thank you. on the jersey shore, there was a mysterious explosion saturday morning before the start of a charity race benefiting u.s. sailors and marines. the f.b.i. is investigating. dave carlin of wcbs in new york is in seaside park, new jersey, with the latest.
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dave. >> reporter: behind me is ocean avenue in seaside park, new jersey, and right over there is where the device exploded. it was left in a garbage can along the route for a 5k run that benefits the u.s. marine corps. the blast came just as the event was about to kick off. >> it literally sounded like somebody lit a firework, the big aerial fireworks on the beach. >> reporter: nobody was injured probably thanks to the fact the run was delayed after a suspicious backpack was reported. >> the times truly ser dipitous that they had only done the one-mile fun run that turns around early and had not started larger 5k. >> reporter: the race is canceled and everyone is urge to stay away from here while investigators search up and downtown shoreline here determining exactly what kind of device which was and searching for suspects. >> a whole army of investigators are fanning out, examining the device, questioning individuals, looking for surveillance-type footage of the area. >> reporter: neighbors and investigators thinking about what might have been. considering themselves very
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lucky. for cbs news, dave carlin, seaside park, new jersey. >> morgan: dave, thank you. in north carolina, a charter bus crash has left at least four people dead and more than 40 injured. it happened saturday afternoon on interstate 74 in richmond county. bus, which was torn open, was carrying a football team from rock hill, south carolina. the cause of the wreck is under investigation. the so-called zika zone in miami beach is now significantly larger. officials in florida expanded the transmission area friday night after confirming five new cases of the virus. marlie hall has latest. >> reporter: demarco, that zika zone in miami beach has now tripled in size. florida governor rick scott announced friday night the local transmission area has grown from 1.5 square miles to 4.5, including those five new zika cases, health fors say a total of 83 people in florida have been infected by local mosquitoes. the virus has been linked to severe birth defects.
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aerial spraying of the insecticide nalad continues this weekend despite objections from residents who say the chemical could have side effects. on monday, the governor is expected to lift the advisory area in wynwood, the first florida neighborhood identified as a zika zone. in a phone interview, the mayor of miami beach said his city also hopes to lose its zika zone status soon. >> what we need to do as a city and working with the county is to follow that lead so that miami beach can fix this, eliminate this problem, and get ourselves out of this advisory zone as as soon as possible because we want to make sure that there's no more risk and threat to the health and welbeing of the residents and tourists of moeb. >> reporter: mayor philip levine has said there is currently no plan to expand aerial spraying to the newly added areas of the zika zone. miami beach is the only u.s. city confirmed to have mosquitoes carrying the zika virus. demarco. >> morgan: marlie, thank you. near los angeles, a man is in custody after a tense standoff
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with police aboard an amtrak train. it started when the passenger saw a man drop a gun. when confronted, he hold up in a train bathroom. police used tear gas to get him out. it was unclear if the man was planning to hurt anyone. in southern idaho, the spirit of evel knievel soared on friday nine years after knievel's death and more than 40 years after the daredevil icon failed to jump the snake river canyon, a 54-year-old gunman game it a shot. here's danielle nottingham. >> reporter: blasting off at 400 miles per hour, professional stuntman eddie braun soars 2,000 feet in the air, clearing an obstacle his childhood idol couldn't surmount. >> my name is evil. >> reporter: in 74, evel knievel attempted to clear snake river canyon in idaho, but his
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parachute deployed too early, leaving him just short of the other side. >> i got a canyon, and i got a knievel. >> reporter: three years ago, braun, a hollywood stunt man featured in films including "sully" and "scary movie 5", set out to accomplish knievel's goal of soaring over this quarter-mile gorge. braun even enlisted the son of knievel's rocket developer scott truax too help him create eval's spirit, a replica of the steam-powered x2 skycycle. on friday afternoon the conditions were perfect for braun to take flight. his parachute opened right on time. 42 years later, braun was finally able to full hill his biggest dream-- finishing knievel's. braun used 1.5 million dollars of his own money on this stunt. and demarco, itlies it paid off. after the jump, braun said he felt like a no-name, third-string quarterback on a junior varsity team that just won the super bowl.
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>> morgan: what a story. danielle, thank you. coming up, scientists show us how they track severe storms to study the impacts of climate change.
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>> morgan: the world is on pace for the warmest year on record, breaking marks set in 2015, 2014, and 2010. but scientists say it's more than temperatures. they have connected manmade climate change toed itly heat waves, droughts, and devastating floods. scientists also say a warmer planet means more severe storms, like the recent hurricane hermine. when hermine barreled into the gulf coast, it took everyone by surprise, a cat 1 surcane with dangerous surf, high winds, and torrential rain pounding the west coast of florida for days. streets were flooded, homes were damaged before hermine moved up the coast. while meteorologists tracked
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hermine's ever move, scientists were looking at the storm for another reason-- global warming. >> the street is completely underwater. >> reporter: they point to rising sea levels and warmer ocean waters as key factors in creating more devastating hurricanes. scientist glen gawarkiewicz has been tracking these storms for decades. >> climate change has been particularly important in the northeastern united states because it's the area where the continental shelf is warming faster than anywhere else. >> reporter: gawarkiewicz has been studying the sea's impacts on storms like hermine in real time at the woods hole oceanographic institution. >> one of the interesting things about hermine is the fact that the waters were several degrees warmer than usual, so when hermine came off the land, it actually got a little bit stronger there. and so the recent trend of warming in the northeast continental shelf definitely affected the storm. >> reporter: and that's not good news. >> no, that's not good news. >> reporter: the scientist is
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part of a team that collects data from ocean robots with sensors, known as gliders, that can transmit critical information. >> we can put the gliders out in conditions that we couldn't ever possibly think of with ships manned by people. >> reporter: this glider was submerged in the waters off the coast of cape cod, just days before hermine hit. >> so the glider has been out for four days now. >> reporter: robert todd is responsible for guiding the gliders. technology allows him to do so with a smartphone. >> as long as i have an internet connection, i can communicate with the glider when the its on surface, give it a new heading tell it to stay under water for a different amount of time. >> reporter: what's the hope? >> the hope in the long run is to really develop an integrated system so that eventually, we can forecast storms much more accurately. >> morgan: it may take months to fully analyze the hermine data but there have already been some surprises. for example, the storm drifted farther west than originally predicted, and the new data may
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help explain why. up next, there is encouraging news about americans' paychecks but what about the millions who didn't get a raise?
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>> morgan: this past week, the u.s. scienceus bureau said median household income increased more than 5% last year to about $56,000. it's the largest year-to-year increase since they started keeping records nearly 50 years ago. but some economists say the numbers do not reveal the full picture. here's vinita nair. >> reporter: robert rodriguez lost his job in retail a year ago. now the 41-year-old new yorker spends his days looking for a new one. >> what's easy to come by is entry level, and the problem with entry level, you know, for anyone who has been in any other industry, it get the curse of being a dead-end job. >> reporter: that's still the painful reality for many job seekers. despite the positive news this
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week, that middle-class incomes grew more than 5% after years of tepid pay gains. >> there's a lot of pain that this report is not picking up. >> reporter: economics professor teresa ghilarducci says the report does not account for the unemployed or the underemployed. >> there are still people that want to work. they want to work longer. they are trained to work at higher wages. >> reporter: middle-class incomes still lag well behind the wealthiest 5% of americans. that's in contrast to the brightest news of the report-- incomes for poorest americans jumped 7.9%. what sector in employment market is could go doing better? who is getting the jobs? >> women are fully engaged in the economy, and the sectors that employ educated women are the ones that are growing. and those are health care and education. >> reporter: the report also show wages for rural america lag behind those living in cities. >> we know it's a very
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competitive market. >> reporter: through seminars and social networking, rodriguez is hopeful a new job is coming his way. >> because it is, you know, the fall there are better opportunities for employment, but i'm hopeful but practical. >> reporter: a realist who's prepared to keep searching. vinita nair, cbs news, new york. >> morgan: the cbs weekend news continues in a moment.
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>> morgan: a new report suggests the sugar industry played down the hazards of sugar for decades. don dahler has more on these allegations of sweet deception. hey, kids, let's sing that song you like, the one about the the sugar cane. >> reporter: on tv, the sugar industry used jingles to attract consumers ♪ island kids all love that cane it grows so clean and sweet ♪ they eat it when it's freshly
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cut ♪ and man that's quite a treat. >> reporter: newly discovered documents show the the industry also paid harvard scientists in the 1960s to downplay sugar's effect on heart disease. the industry eventually spent $5.3 million in today's dollars on research reviews, which highlighted the negative impacts of saturated fats and promoted that sugar is what keeps ever human being alive. cristin kearns from the university of california san francisco discovered the 31 pages of internal correspondence. >> it was pretty shocking to me that the sugar industry that far back was concerned about the evidence linking sugar to heart disease, concerned enough to enlist harvard researchers and to hire them to essentially write a literature review exonerating sugar from being linked to heart disease. >> reporter: the report publicked this week in the journal "jama internal medicine" showed the sugar association launched the campaign to repudiate the negative attitudes towards sugar. one article shows an intentional
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effort to deceive the public by state,, "there was no doubt that the only dietary intervention required to prevent heart disease was to reduce dietary cholesterol." new york university professor of nutritioned marion nestle. >> this study has very important lessons for today because food companies are still funding a lot of research. and people need to be skeptical about that research because we know that research that is funded by food companies tends to come out with results that are very beneficial to that-- to sponsor's products. >> reporter: in a statement, the sugar association admitted it "should have exercised greater transparency in all of its research activities but when the studies in question were published, funding disclosures were not the norm." don dahler, cbs news, new york. >> morgan: when we return, a hollywood homecoming for the l.a. rams.
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>> morgan: finally tonight, a new era kick cans off tomorrow for football fans in los angeles. for the first time in 22 years the l.a. rams will play a regular-season game at the l.a. memorial coliseum. here's ben tracy. >> welcome home! >> this is our ramily. >> reporter: from the city to the sea, rams fans have been celebrating ever since it was announced team of coming home to los angeles. >> yeah, baby! we're back! >> reporter: adding oar layer to the frenzy, the team will be wearing throw-back uniforms in the home opener. it's also a long-awaited homecoming. the rams played in the coliseum when the franchise first arrived in l.a. back in 1946. >> the fans here are so excitedded. i'm so excited. we just can't contaken ourselves. >> reporter: this week "forbes" released its annual list of the nfl's most valuable teams. the rams ranked number 28 last year but have jumped to number 6, relocating to l.a. doubled their value, now estimated at
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$2. the 9 billion, a record-setting rise. >> never seen it before in the national football league. >> reporter: the increase is tied to l.a.'s lucrative media market and a stunning new sports venue where the the team will begin to play in 2019. the $3 billion complex includes retail, hotel, office, and residential space, along with 25 acres of park. >> it's going to have what probably will be the most modern stadium in the history of the national football league, as well as the ability to generate revenue for non-nfl events. >> reporter: but the rams are not off to the best start. >> and it's picked off. >> reporter: they were shut out last monday night in the season opener getting beat 28-0 by their division rivales, the san (49ers. now they need their fans to help them turn things around. >> some sunday we hope the stadium is rocking. >> hopefully our fans are loud enough to cause disruption with the offense. >> reporter: a pregame
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performance by the red hot chili peppers kick things off before they take on the seattle seahawks. seattle coach pete carroll will be making his own return to the coliseum. for nine years, he led a college football dynasty there as usc's head coach. >> i may bring him into my office which was his old office, let him see it. >> reporter: but on the field, the only thing the rams are hoping to show off is their first win in l.a. ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. >> morgan: that's cbs weekend news for tonight. later on cbs, "48 hours." the news continues now on our 24-hour digital network on cbsn at i'm demarco morgan. thanks for watching. we leave you now with a look at a 115-foot viking ship that docked in new york today after a five-month journey across the atlantic from norway. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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((bryan: "15908 to my fellow survivors remember what you believe you can achieve 12" a painful play at at&t park. a tackle that snapped a security guard's leg. >> to all my fellow survivors, remember, what you believe, you can achieve. >> he was nearly beaten to death outside dodger stadium five years later bryan stow returning to his san jose rehab center with a message of hope. >> this teen claims bay area police officers took advantage of her for sex and then covered it up. now she is threatening to sue for tens of millions. good evening. kpix 5's da lin on the $66 million claim and why the lawyer at the center of the case says the teen is owed
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every penny. >> jasmine did nothing that was wrong. she didn't make any mistakes. she was a victim. these -- these police officers created the crime. reporter: now her attorneys will try to make oakland pay, $66 million. >> the claim is based on $3 million per perpetrator plus the aggregate total amount against the entity for covering up. >> reporter: the claim, a precursor to a lawsuit names the city, the police department, 11 officers, and former chief sean whent. jasmine's attorneys indicate there was obstruction of justice at the highest level within the police department accusing former chief whent of knowing about the sexual misconduct and covering it up. >> they have created a life- long deficit in this young lady. there's no amounts of money to restore her childhood. she will never recover. >> reporter: oakland has 45 days to respond. it's unlikely city leaders will pay out the claim given the large amount. >> i have tremendous compassion for the victim of this matter,


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