tv CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor CBS January 28, 2019 6:30pm-7:00pm PST
♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> glor: on the "cbs evening news" this monday, the coldest weather in a generation is on the way. >> an extreme weather alert. >> more than 200 million people are bracing for extreme cold across much of the country. >> we are talking about 60 below in some areas. >> it really doesn't matter what the number is. i am not leaving the house. >> the acting attorney general matthew whitaker telling reporters special counsel robert mueller's probe is now close to being completed. >> i hope that we can get the report from director mueller as soon as possible. >> former starbucks c.e.o. howard schultz serio considering running for president as an independent. >> some democrats are uneasy. >> he could take away votes that would go to the democratic nominee. >> glor: breaking news out of houston: several officers have been shot.
investigators say the shooting started when the officers were starting to serve a warrant. >> pew, pew, pew, and then a stop and then again, pew, pew, pew, pew, pew. >> american and taliban officials have agreed in principle to the framework of a peace deal. >> this is the closest the two sides have come to ending america's longest war. >> what are you doing? >> a shocking case of road rage. a 65-year-old man clinging to the hood of an s.u.v. >> it all started as a minor fender bender, but quickly spiraled out of control. >> no one was hurt. >> glor: and the long line of strangers who made sure an air force veteran would not be buried alone. >> we all share that common bond. and this just shows you how strong that bond is. >> glor: good evening. i'm jeff glor. and this is our western edition. we're going to begin tonight with the coldest air many americans have ever experienced. it is going to be brutal for tens of millions, and it comes on the heels of a snowstorm that caused accidents across the midwest today, including this one in la crosse, wisconsin. over the next 48 hours, temperatures in some areas will drop to record-breaking lows with wind-chills of more than 50 below zero.
by wednesday morning in bemidji, minnesota, it is expected to feel like 65 below. dean reynolds in chicago begins our coverage. >> reporter: this was not a good day for a drive just about anywhere in the midwest. this happened near milwaukee. in snowy chicago, the river was freezing, the wind was arctic, and pedestrians were bracing for worse. mayor rahm emanuel: >> while the snow may be ending, the cold is just starting. >> reporter: wind-chills early wednesday could fall to minus 55 here. for those keeping score at home, the average actual temperature on mars is minus 80. around the midwest, flight cancellations mounted like drifts. snowplows slithered sideways and there was word of isolated weather-related fatalities. michigan's capital was shuttered. univuniversity of notre dame will close tomorrow, as will public schools as far south as georgia and alabama. >> god bless, you sir. have a great day. >> reporter: are you concerned that people are going to die here?
>> we are very concerned. o> reporter: the wind in chicago was picking up as nancy powers of the salvation army offered words of encouragement and more nc people in need. >> we offer them shelters. we offer them the warming centers. and we'll drive them there. >> reporter: the temperature along the lakefront right now is 20 degrees, practically tropical compared to what is to come later in the week when chicago may find itself actually colder than the south pole. jeff? >> glor: man, oh, man. all right, dean reynolds, thank you very much. we are following a developing story tonight in houston, where police officers were shot this evening. mireya villareal has the details. >> reporter: the officers were serving a narcotics search warrant. two officers are in critical condition. one was shot in the leg, one in the shoulder, and one in the face, according to sources. there are three suspects.
an eyewitness heard gunshots earlier in the evening. >> quite a few, like, "pew, pew, pew, pew, pew." then stopped and again, "pew, pew, pew, pew, pew." like really loud and i knew this was gunshots. this is major, we never seen anything like this since i've been here for 35 years. >> reporter: three of the officers were transported by ambulance, to memorial medical center, a level i trauma center in houston and two were taken by lifeflight. the governor of texas, greg abbott, issued a statement, calling the act "horrific" and promising state resources for an investigation of the incident. also a swat team responded to the scene. they sent a robot inside the house to check for any suspects, but we do understand that team recently cleared the scene. oreya villareal, cbs news, l keas. >> glor: acting attorney general matthew whitaker made a big nnoouncement today. he said that robert mueller's
russia investigation is close to ioding. the first time a justice atficial has said that, and whitaker is the highest-ranking official overseeing that probe. also tonight, roger stone, who was indicted last week by the special counsel, is now saying he may cooperate with the investigation. jeff pegues has more on this. th reporter: acting attorney general matt whitaker, the man who oversees the russia investigation, said today that he has been fully briefed on the probe and the end is in sight. >> the investigation is, i think, close to being completed, and i hope that we can get the report from director mueller as soon as possible. s reporter: the comments came just days after special counsel robert mueller charged roger stone, the president's friend of 40 years and former campaign esviser, with seven counts of lying, obstruction, and witness tampering. >> it's not a bad day. >> reporter: stone was confident today as he arrived in washington for his arraignment. >> the only stripes i look good in are pinstripes. i reporter: over the weekend, stone left the door open to working with investigators.
>> if there is wrongdoing by other people in the campaign owat i know about, which i know k none, but if there is, i would certainly testify r:nestly. , reporter: but, in an eaterview with cbs news, stone said that he would "not flip" on president trump. m> i have been very clear about the fact that i cannot and will not implicate the president, because i would have to perjure myself in some way to do so. >> reporter: stone's indictment alleges that he was in contact with several trump campaign officials about wikileaks' release of hacked democratic e-mails. hott fredricksen, a former independent counsel, says the peesident should be worried. h> the tantalizing question in this indictment is, whether it was the president who directed a senior campaign official to be pa contact with mr. stone about whether there was going to be more of the russian-hacked e-mails from the democratic party. cr reporter: today, white house press secretary sarah sanders denied the president's vovolvement. is the more that this goes on, se more and more we see that none of these things have anything to do with the wesident. >> glor: okay, jeff.
so, this is the first time we've heard from the acting attorney general. we mentioned this story off the top about a timeline on the russia investigation. what else can we be expecting now if and when the probe is wrapping up here? >> reporter: well, it may be nearing an end, but there is still a lot for the special sounsel to do. obviously, roger stone's case is just beginning, although that could be handed off to other d.o.j. lawyers. paul manafort still has to be sentenced, and robert mueller aas to produce his final report. also today we found out that michael cohen, the president's y rmer personal attorney, has agreed to testify on capitol hill behind closed doors next week. jeff? >> glor: jeff pegues, thank you very much. mere is a new date for the president's state of the union address now that the government e utdown is over. it is february 5th, that is a eekk from tomorrow. work at federal agencies resumed rkday, and nancy cordes reports a lot of it has piled up. l> reporter: hundreds of thousands of federal employees
headed back to work today to deal with a daunting five-week backlog. five million pieces of unopened mail at the i.r.s. alone. it could take a year to catch up. >> what a devastating and pointless exercise this has esen. >> reporter: the congressional budget office painting a grim picture of the shutdown's toll. $11 billion in lost g.d.p., $3 billion of which will not be recovered. hardest hit, the c.b.o. says, are "private sector entities that will never recoup that lost income." >> for the month of january, we're only going to have four days of billing. >> reporter: wesley mcclure runs unispec, a d.c. firm that provides personnel to government agencies. his 75 employees lost five weeks pay and, temporarily, their healthcare coverage, because he couldn't cover the premiums. iu we have a lot of folks with real chronic illnesses, including my own family members, so it's something that hit everybody. >> reporter: and that had never happened to you before? >> never. never ever had a lapse of
insurance, never missed a payroll. >> reporter: and it could all thesident says there will be another shutdown or he'll declare a national emergency if 17 congressional leaders can't strike a deal on border security by mid-february. white house press secretary sarah sanders argued today the economy could withstand another shutdown if it had to. >> there is a real problem at our border. it needs to be fixed. and the president is going to do what it takes to address it. >> reporter: the president himself pegged the chances of a deal at less than 50/50. lawmakers now have three weeks to prove him wrong. but, jeff, even they don't know exactly how big this deal would need to be to win his support and whether it has to include funding specifically for a wall. >> glor: nancy cordes, thank you very much. the former head of starbucks gave the 2020 campaign a jolt by telling "60 minutes" he is seriously considering a run for president as an independent. today, a political action committee that supports
democrats promised to make howard schultz a "target" if he runs. hre's ed o'keefe. >> i will run as a centrist independent outside of the two- party system. >> reporter: that announcement by former starbucks' c.e.o. howard schultz on "60 minutes" sunday has democrats worried he eill sink their chances in 2020. the 65-year-old billionaire is a long-time democrat, and an independent candidacy could siphon off votes from the democratic nominee, handing president trump a second term. t> it would provide donald trump with his best hope of getting reelected. f> reporter: former new york ter: mayor michael bloomberg, mulling his own run for the white house, warned today "there is no way an independent can win." in the modern era, the history of third party or independent candidates is marked by failure. >> volunteers in all 50 states have asked me to run as a candidate for president of the united states. >> reporter: only independent lyss perot in 1992 broke into the double-digits, arguably costing george h.w. bush the election.
>> the u.s. electoral system tends to reward two big parties. oftentimes voters want to cast their ballot for someone they think has a chance to win. >> reporter: schultz's advisers llgue he does, pointing to the large and growing number of voters in places like california and florida who don't identify with either party. schultz took over starbucks when it had just 11 stores and fewer ltan 100 employees. today, it has nearly 30,000 stores in 78 countries. >> many people are going to ask, what does the coffee entrepreneur know about being commander-in-chief? >> i have a long history of recognizing i'm not the smartest person in the room. that in order to make great decisions about complex problems, i have to recruit and ontract people who are smarter than me. >> reporter: in a sign of how serious he is, schultz tonight announced he's hiring veterans hu two successful republican and democratic presidential sfmpaigns.
but a formal launch isn't expected for a few more months. jeff? >> glor: ed o'keefe, thank you. howard schultz will be here in studio tomorrow on "cbs this morning." the justice department announcing charges against huwaei. and stealing trade secrets from t-mobile. there is a possible breakthrough in talks to end america's longest war. negotiators for the u.s. and the taliban have agreed in principle on key issues. we are told now u.s. troops will leave afghanistan in return for bomises that afghan territory ort be used by terrorists, however difficult that may be to fulfill. one u.s. took action in afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks 17 years ago, to oust the taliban who were harboring al-qaeda. michael morell is our cbs news national security contributor and former acting director of the c.i.a.
he was president george w. bush's intelligence briefer and was with the president on 9/11. michael, always good to have you cere. >> good to be here. >> glor: your thoughts on this framework deal. >> when president trump announced in august of 2017 that as was leaving troops in afghanistan indefinitely, he explained that he was doing that, because if we left, the baliban would take over, they would allow al-qaeda safe haven, and al-qaeda would become a threat again. this agreement doesn't change that at all, because the taliban will not live up to it. the taliban will not negotiate in good faith with the afghan government. they want a one-party state. they want to rule it. and they will allow al-qaeda safe haven, because they have fought together for 17 years and they have intermarriages. haey are very doesn't happen, if there's no framework, what else do you do? >> i think the president fundamentally has two choices. ice choice is to stay for the long term, just like we had loops in western europe facing
the soviet union for a long time, just as we have troops in south korea facing off against north korea. that's one option. the other option is to leave tith an understanding of what's 'sing to happen, but put u.s. military bases nearby, somewhere in central asia for example, where they can reach out and keep al-qaeda from becoming strong again. >> glor: in other words, no good choices. >> there are no good choices. >> glor: michael, thank you. >> you're welcome. >> glor: coming up next here on ood "cbs evening news," new details in the link between blood pressure and dementia. and later-- hang on tight-- we're going to show you how this road rage confrontation ended. lo my lung. i was scared. i had a dvt blood clot. having one really puts you in danger of having another. my doctor and i chose xarelto®. xarelto®. to help keep me protected. xarelto® is a latest-generation blood thinner that's... proven to treat and reduce the risk of dvt or pe blood clots from happening again.
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d. and for the first time in history, we can say, in terms of blood pressure lowering treatment, what is good for your heart is also good for your brain. >> reporter: the study looked at aie effect of more intensive blood pressure control and risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, that's when people develop problems with thinking and planning but can still do everyday tasks. yd can be a gateway to dementia. researchers followed more than 9,000 people aged 50 or older for around five years and found lowering blood pressure more aggressively to below 120 led to a 19% decrease in mild cognitive impairment compared to a less- aggressive treatment of 140. about 75% of people over 65 have high blood pressure. >> probably one of my greatest fears. i've had a wonderful life. i have great memories. i don't want to lose those memories. t reporter: one of my patients, 63-year-old don penny, a commercial photographer, has been on medication to treat his high blood pressure and heart disease for about three years. >> my blood pressure is at a
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a lot of us other vets, he signed a blank check for our nation. >> reporter: a state agency had put out this all-call for the funeral, fearing no one would attend, as the veteran had no family or known friends. they need not have worried. the appeal went viral. a trio of planes performed a flyover. the flag draping his coffin carefully folded and presented nd his memory. as the man of whom little is known, just as he served in the air force during vietnam, was buried with full military aonors. men without loved ones, he would get the sendoff every service member deserves. in fractured times, thstng n if. janet shamlian, cbs news, houston. >> glor: that is so great. that is the "cbs evening news" sor tonight. i'm jeff glor. we'll see you tomorrow. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
a campus.... on the chopping block. we're live with the outraged community... fighting right now... to keep an east bay school from closing. plus... who stabbed an east bay high schooler? the terrified parents who are wondering tonight.. why the campus wasn't locked down. " [sot super:brenda urueta/victim's daughter ]" i think the city needs to find ways to make it more pedestrian safe," plus.. a surge in deadly crashes. tonight san jose city leaders.. admit they have big problems. the new kpix 5 news at 7 starts... right now. good evening... im elizabeth cook and im allen martin... in for ken bastida. we start with a heated school board meeting in oakland... that could end with a campus being shut down lets get right to kpix-5's joe vazquez. joe? nats