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evening news. thank you for watching at 5. ahead, a bay area city moves to give rv homes a permanent parking space. we are back in 30 minutes. captioning sponsored by cbs >> glor: on the "cbs evening news" this tuesday, the president's clarification. he says he accepts the findings of u.s. intelligence that russia meddled in the 2016 election. a violent line of storms snakes its way across the country. and, the remarkable d.n.a. breakthrough that has solved a 30-year-old murder mystery. but first, the headlines in 60 seconds. >> i accept our intelligence community's conclusion. >> the president tried to clarify his comments on election meddling. >> the sentence should have been, i don't see any reason why it "wouldn't" be russia. >> reaction is still coming in on capitol hill. >> that's what i wish he would have said initially. >> he should have had the strength to say that in front of vladimir putin. >> severe weather slams the northeast.
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>> it is pouring rain at the white house. >> full faith in our intelligence agencies. oops, they just turned off the lights. >> former president barack obama back on the international stage this morning, giving a speech at the mandela lecture series. >> strong-man politics are ascendant. ( gunfire ) >> wild video out of las vegas. police in pursuit of two homicide suspects. ( gunfire ) >> one suspect was killed, another was injured. the officer was not hurt. ( screaming ) >> a lava bomb from a kilauea volcano landed on a tour boat in hawaii. >> injuring 23 people. >> suddenly, bedlam. there was screaming. you look on the floor and there were hot lava rocks. >> can we talk about air force one for a second? >> yeah. >> your vision is for no powder blue? >> you know what colors we're using? red, white, and blue. >> and you've seen the design? >> i helped design it. >> a dramatic rescue monday near bakersfield, california. >> rescue crews using a helicopter to hoist a man to safety. >> if you're headed to a river
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or lake this summer, officials remind you to always wear a life jacket. >> glor: good evening. i'm jeff glor. and this is our western edition. and we're going to begin tonight with the clarification seen across the country and beyond. the president said he felt compelled from washington, d.c. to correct comments he made yesterday delivered in helsinki, 4,300 miles away. standing side by side with vladimir putin, mr. trump appeared to accept putin's denial that russia interfered in the 2016 u.s. election. today, after a chaotic day of criticism, the president said he misspoke, and that he's on board with the intelligence evaluation. weijia jiang is at the white house. >> i'll begin by stating that i have full faith and support for america's great intelligence agencies. rortaent trump declared he believes russia interfered in the 2016 election. >> let me be totally clear in saying that-- and i've said this many times-- i accept our
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intelligence community's conclusion that russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place. >> reporter: but he quickly added... >> it could be other people also. there's a lot of people out there. there was no collusion. at all. >> reporter: his remarks contradicted what he said yesterday, standing just feet away from russian president vladimir putin, when the president seemed to side with putin over u.s. intelligence on the question of russia meddling. >> they think it's russia. i have president putin. he just said it's not russia. i will say this, i don't see any reason why it would be. >> reporter: today the president tried to offer a clarification, explaining that he misspoke. >> and a key sentence in my remarks, i said the word "would," instead of "wouldn't." the sentence should have been, i don't see any reason why i uldn't be
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russia. so, just to repeat it, i said the word "would" instead of "wouldn't." >> reporter: the reversal unfolded after senior administration officials and congressional republicans piled on the pressure, most of them ignoring what the white house wanted them to say. in a memo obtained by cbs news, the administration suggested talking points for lawmakers, including past instances in which president trump talked about election interference. >> i think it was russia. >> reporter: instead, many in the g.o.p. slammed the president for refusing to denounce putin. adding to today's drama, the lights went out during the president's remarks. >> oops. they just turned off the lights. that must be the intelligence agencies. >> glor: all right, weijia remains at the white house here tonight. weijia, what is the white house's next move? >> reporter: well, you know, president trump ignored an important question today, jeff, and that is: will you now publicly denounce vladimir putin? he didn't answer that.
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he did say, though, that his administration is taking strong action to protect election systems and the process, and it is doing, "everything in its power to make sure there's no interference in the mid-terms." jeff? >> glor: weijia jiang, thanks very much. we move now to the other end of pennsylvania avenue where some congressional republicans are threatening to slap sanctions on russia if it's found meddling in another u.s. election. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. >> reporter: was that a full enough correction for you? >> well, that's what i wish he would have said initially. and i'm glad he said it now. >> reporter: republicans may be relieved... >> i take him at his word. if he says he misspoke, absolutely. >> reporter: ...but they still have questions about that two- hour meeting with putin. >> what did you talk about? and why didn't you want it to be recorded? >> reporter: and many worry that the damage from the president's foreign trip can't be fully undone. >> i said yesterday that that was shameful. i feel the same today. >> reporter: this was the senate's top republican this afternoon:
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>> let me just say to our european friends, we value the nato treaty. >> reporter: what does it say about the state of our government, that you need to stand here and reassure europe that we are their friends? >> well, i think it's important for our friends to hear from their friends. >> reporter: as for the russians... >> i think russians need to know that there are a lot of us who fully understand what happened in 2016, and it really better not happen again in 2018. >> reporter: as troubled as republican leaders were,y were still reluctant to call out mr. trump directly. >> vladimir putin does not share our interests. vladimir putin does not share our values. >> reporter: so should president tr >> glor: all right. so, nancy, no answer there from the house speaker. we should mention, mcconnell's comments to you were before the president spoke this afternoon. but the question is, does congress plan to do anything
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now? >> reporter: well, they're planning to grill the secretary of state when he testifies next week. some of them even want the president's interpreter, who was in that meeting with putin, to testify as well. beyond that, jeff, support is growing very quickly for a bill that would give congress the power to impose new sanctions on russia if it interferes in the 2018 or 2020 elections, because many republicans still don't believe that the president would be as willing to punish russia as they are. >> glor: okay. nancy cordes, thank you. we are going to move now to the reaction in russia. liz palmer is in moscow tonight. liz, you have spent so much time there. what is the reaction? >> reporter: well, immediately after the talks in helsinki, it was pure delight. in fact, russia's foreign minister said the talks had gone "better than super." he used a russian word which means fabulous. by this morning, that had cooled a bit. wiser heads were saying the
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backlash in washington is so strong, it might make russia toxic enough that there would never be a follow-up round of talks. the president's clarification today may have reassured russia a bit, especially if it can turn down some of that heat, that toxicity in washington. >> glor: i think it's worth mentioning here, liz, the russians are very interested in a potential follow-up. >> reporter: very much. the ultimate goal is to have the sanctions on russia lifted, and they would like a second round of talks in maybe just a few months, perhaps even connected with the g-20 this fall. >> glor: okay. our liz palmer for us in moscow. a note: we will be interviewing the president at the white house tomorrow, a follow-up to our one-on-one with him in scotland last weekend. this will be his first interview since he returned from the helsinki summit. a lot to talk about. we will have that for you tomorrow on the "cbs evening news." a federal grand jury in
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washington today indicted a russian woman on charges of acting as a covert agent of the russian government. maria butina is 29, the founder of a russian pro-gun group. she was arrested sunday and accused of infiltrating u.s. political groups. her lawyer denies she is a russian agent. tens of millions of people from virginia to maine could feel the effects of severe storms tonight. rain fell so quickly in arlington, virginia, this afternoon that dozens of drivers were trapped and had to be rescued. kris van cleave is following this story. >> reporter: this storm came on in a flash, swamping nearly two dozen cars on the heavily traveled g.w. parkway outside washington, and caused a leak of a different kind on capitol hill, as water poured from the ceiling in the cannon house office building. this nearby metro station looked more like a waterfall during the height of the storm. and the same heavy rain flooded the dugouts at nationals park just ahead of the start of the major league baseball all-star game set for later this evening. the storm hit the entire
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northeast hard. time-lapse video shows it washing over the manhattan skyline, dumping water on the city and flooding parts of the subway system. this funnel cloud was even spotted off the tip of southern manhattan. connecticut saw tornado warnings and heavy rain, while the storm brought flash floods and knocked out power to thousands in massachusetts, on what's been a very hot and sticky day. >> glor: kris, we've been trying to coordinate travel to d.c. for tomorrow, so we know the weather has been a mess up and down the east coast. what's been happening? >> reporter: well, jeff, this kind of storm is guaranteed to disrupt travel. we're hearing about thousands of flights that are delayed or canceled, from here in d.c. all the way up to boston. but the airlines say they are working very hard to try to get back to normal, so your flight on wednesday should operate on time. jeff? >> glor: okay, kris van cleave, thanks very much, at reagan national. we'll see you soon, kris. we do have an update now on the lava bomb that injured 23
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tourists getting a close-up look at hawaii's kilauea volcano. the coast guard will no longer allow, it says, tour boats to get that close to the oozing lava. carter evans is on the big island. ( explosion ) ( screaming ) >> reporter: tourists can be heard screaming in this video that captures the moment a huge explosion of molten rock and ash blasted hundreds of feet into the air, landing on a tour boat called "the hot spot." the li family was hit. >> we were pelted with the rocks, and like, it's embedded in your scalp and everything. and the heat and the steam, you could feel it. >> reporter: passengers said one lava bomb was the size of a basketball, smashing right through the metal roof of the boat. christopher li's leg was severely burned when he fell to the . c i hot rocks, and i stayed there for maybe two seconds, and third- degree burns on my legs. >> reporter: so you were trying to dodge all the lava that was raining down on the boat? >> yeah, pretty much.
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>> reporter: kilauea has been erupting for more than two months, destroying more than 700 homes. at night, you can really see the orange glow from the eruption behind me through those trees. that's where all of this lava is coming from, as it makes its way miles down to the ocean. the boat operators, lava ocean tours, had a special permit to take tourists within 165 feet of the coastline. but cbs news uncovered three lawsuits in the last five years, which accused the company of "failing to warn passengers of dangerous conditions known to lava tours," and "dispensing with any kind of risk assessment when selecting an area to view the volcanic eruption." the immediate area around the lava flow can be extremely dangerous. that's where we are now. we've got protective gear. this is off limits to the public. as for those tour boat operators, after monday's accident, they now have to stay 1,000 feet off shore. jeff? >> glor: carter evans on the big island. carter, thanks. in south florida, two people
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have finally arrested a suspect. don dahler explains how cutting edge technology helped crack this case. >> reporter: april tinsley disappeared on a spring day in 1988 while walking to a neighbor's house. the eight-year-old's body was discovered in a ditch three days later. she had been raped and strangled. today, authorities announced they finally solved it. prosecutor karen richards: >> this case has haunted this community for 30 years, and i believe you have given us some closure. >> reporter: police chief steve reid: >> 30 years. 30 years this family has waited for answers. >> reporter: the answers came from genetic genealogist cece moore. >> we had enough to work with that i was able to narrow it down to two full brothers. >> reporter: investigators say they arrested 59-year-old john miller, after matching his d.n.a. from the crime scene and from taunting notes he wrote to local residents threatening to kill again, to genetic information posted by his relatives on genealogy websites. investigators confirmed the
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d.n.a. match with evidence gathered from miller's trash. when he was arrested at his home sunday, miller reportedly confessed. what would you say to those out there who think they got away with their crimes? >> i think this case should tell them something different. >> reporter: this is the sixth cold case moore and her team have helped investigators crack, including the notorious golden state killer. since may, parabon nanolabs, where moore works, has uploaded more than 140 crime scene samples to a d.n.a. matching site, getting hits for more than half. gary grant and dan jackson were the original detectives on the april tinsley case. >> we're just happy for the tinsley family. now maybe the family can rest a little bit, knowing that at least it's solved. >> reporter: john miller hid in plain sight for three decades before his family's genetic fingerprints led authorities to his front door. jeff, you can practically hear the sound of cold case evidence boxes being opened at police
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>> glor: we have new details tonight about a wild police chase and shoot-out that played out in las vegas last wednesday. the police say that two murder suspects shot at an officer, who then returned this fire through his windshield. in all, 66 rounds were fired. no bystanders were hit. the suspects were later stopped. one was killed, the other arrested. metro police say firing from a vehicle is permissible when there is immediate danger to human life. also in las vegas, the owner of the mandalay bay resort is suing hundreds of victims of last october's massacre in a bid to avoid liability. the company argues it cannot be held legally responsible for the gunfire that rained down from
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>> glor: finally here tonight, video killed the radio star. streaming is killing the video store. after the two blockbusters in alaska closed this week, there is only one left anywhere. jamie yuccas reports, the end of an era is just around the bend. >> reporter: this blockbuster video store in bend, oregon, is suddenly, nostalgically, hip. >> awesome! ♪ what a difference blockbuster video ♪ >> nobody has the movie i want! >> reporter: in its heydey, there were 9,000 blockbuster stores worldwide, a new one opening every 17 hours. >> oh! >> reporter: the video store found its place in pop culture: >> "the other side of darkness." huh, i never heard of that one. >> yeah, went straight to video. >> reporter: ...and became the
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place to be... >> i want to rent "ghostbusters." >> reporter: ...for families, for date night, for just hanging out. then came streaming. >> time to finally return your father's overdue movies. >> reporter: and as fast as blockbuster had grown, the stores just as quickly vanished. is it kind of sad that blockbuster is no more? >> it's really sad, because it was a fun, family outing. >> reporter: but this is not a relic. call it retro cool. >> i wish i could have grown up in the '80s, and, it's a piece of history that i never got to experience. >> this, coming here, this is nostalgic to me. >> reporter: this is nostalgic to you? >> yes. >> reporter: and how old are you? >> i'm 15. >> repter: little has changed inside, and that's the way customers like it. they could stream at home, but browsing dvds gives them a sense of community. >> that's something that's lost right now, in our generation that we're raising. they don't like the interaction, face-to-face stuff, and i think
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you still get that, coming here. >> reporter: store manager sandi harding works alongside her 17-year-old son, ryan. when you found out you would be the last blockbuster store, in bend, oregon, what struck you? >> the amount of phone calls is nuts. >> smile! >> it's awesome. it really is. it changes the whole energy around here. it makes it cool. it's like, yeah, i get to go to work at blockbuster. >> reporter: and now, in making a last stand, those in this northwest town may be writing blockbuster a hollywood ending. jamie yuccas, cbs news, bend, oregon. >> glor: i kind of want to visit that last blockbuster. that is the "cbs evening news" tonight. i'm jeff glor in new york. we'll see you tomorrow from washington with our interview with the president. good night. see you tomorrow. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh in his first interview, president trump speaks about
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the meeting in the global reaction, tomorrow. ♪ kpix 5 news begins with a freak accident. a boater was enjoying the day on the water and killed by a hidden danger. a dublin man was sucked underwater by a pipe in the delta and drowned. now, his family is demanding more be done to warn people about the danger. kpix 5's julia goodrich reports that it is complicated to pin down who is responsible. >> reporter: carlos of our was untangling a ski line wh was sucked under by an irrigation pipe . his wife and friends tried to pull him back on board. >> there is no amount of human power that could have overcome the force coming from that pipe. >> these pipes are scattered throughout the delta near agricultural land. the pump water out of the delta
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to crops. >> you have a tremendous amount of force and energy. they are pumping out thousands of gallons of water. >> reporter: similar waterways are used for recreation, but they are also used for agriculture. in those areas, there are pumping stations. those are areas the public should not necessarily go into, but they have access, like certain waterways. >> you can see it is an oddball man-made shape going up on the banks. you know that is a pipe. it does not matter whether it is pushing it out or pulling it in, it is a negative either way. >> everybody anticipates it is safe out there. >> reporter: him and his family were not off the beaten track, they were in a popular boating area where skiers and wake borders go. >> he is six foot tall and about 230 pounds, and athletic man. the point is it was impossible. the amount of force was more than any human could have overcome once he was trapped. ge was impossible for him to


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