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>> rose: under attack. suicide bombers hit turkey's largest airport, dozens of deaths and many injured. also tonight, volkswagen cheated on emissions tests. now, it is paying one of the biggest settlements in u.s. history. >> it marks a significant first step toward holding volkswagen accountable. >> rose: it is a race against time as rescuers try to save a blue whale tangled in fishing line. >> here he comes again! disploaz and we'll remember pat summitt, a pioneer in women's basketball. >> three seconds! somebody count! >> rose: whose icy stare willed her players to
championships. >> when i lose oh! you don't want to be around me. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> rose: good evening. scott's on assignment. i'm charlie rose. the death toll is rising in istanbul after sued pommers attack the main airport tonight. at least 28 people were killed, according to the government, 60 more wounded, and the numbers may be going up. the attackers opened fire at the entrance of the international terminal, then blew themselves up. this video is said to show the moment of one explosion, and this is what it sounded like outside. ( explosion ). >> rose: all u.s. flights to and from istanbul have been canceled. holly williams is there. holly, what can you tell us? >> reporter: charlie, we are still trying to piece together exactly what happened here in istanbul tonight.
a turkish government official told us police officers spotted three men behaving strangely near the entrance to the international terminal. they approached them, and there was then gunfire, and, apparently, either two or three explosions. this video appears to show the aftermath of the attack, which officials are describing as a suicide bombing. you can see bloodied and lifeless bodes littering the ground, passengers being ushered away. and police and emergency workers at the scene, desperately trying to sort through the chaos. now, ataturk airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. it is a global hub, packed with people at pretty much any time of day. so this will be extremely damaging for turkey and for its economy disploa disploaz holly,o you think might be responsible for this? >> charlie, no group has claimed
responsibility at this point that we're aware of. but this follows a spate of deadly suicide bombings here in turk over the last year. some of them including two earlier this year that targeted foreigners have been blamed on yi by the turkish authorities. but others have been carried out by kurdish militant groups that are locked in a long-running conflict with the turkish government. this country used to be regarded as an oisis of stability, but the security situation is now deteriorating rapidly. >> rose: juan zarate of cbs news. juan, let me begin with this question, were there any warnings, any threats here? >> well, the state department issued a renewed warning yesterday, charlie, indicating that there were terrorist threats to be concerned about in tirk, and certainly renewed the
broader global warning of u.s. travelers heading into turkey. that may indicate that there was some signal that there was increased chatter or increased threats to civilians in turkey. turkey. >> rose: what questions are u.s. authorities asking tonight? >> the first question, charlie, are american citizens killed or harmed, and they're trying to care for those individuals. they're looking for information tied this attack that may demonstrate or reflect on other attacks that may be happening. and finally, u.s. authorities are going to be worried about any threats in the homeland. are there copycats or others who might want to perpetrate a similar attack. you're likely to see increased security at key airports around the country. >> rose: final question. on turkey, it used to be considered a very stable place. >> yes, turkey was often seen as the model of democracy, an economy that was work well, a foreign policy that was defined as having zero problems with the neighbors. now, it's in the center of the storm, a target for not just the
islamic state and violent islamic extremists, but also for curbeddish militant that have renewed their attacks against the kurdish state. it is a country in turmoil, unstable, and weathering a number of attacks like the one we're witnessing in istanbul. >> rose:ed juan zarate in washington, thank you. >> thank you, charlie. >> rose: today, house republicans blamed the obama administration for failing to protect diplomats during the 2012 terrorist attack in benghazi, libya. four americans, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens, were killed. but the republicans' long-awaited benghazi report found no new evidence of wrongdoing by hillary clinton, who was then secretary of state. nancy cordes is following all this. >> nothing could have reached benghazi because nothing was ever headed to benghazi. >> reporter: the benghazi committee's seven republicans painted a picture today of u.s. diplomats forsaken by an inattentive state department and hapless u.s. military. their 800-page report reveals
that on the night of the attack, it took more than two hours for the defense secretary's deployment orders to reach nearby combatant commands. one platoon commander in spain described how "he and his marines changed in and out of their uniforms four times, "as instructions from the top kept changing. committee chairman trey gowdy. >> there were only three assets that made it to benghazi, two unarmed drones and the team from tripoli who deployed themselves. >> reporter: the committee interviewed a series of second clinton top aides and famously grilled her for 11 hours. but the report does not shed significant new light on clinton's handling of the crisis. >> i understand that after more than two years and $7 million spent by the benghazi committee out of taxpayer funds, it had to today, reported it had found nothing.
>> reporter: democrats called it a failed political witch-hunt and unnecessary after seven other congressional reports. at the end of the day, was this the best use of taxpayer dollars and of your time? >> nobody's ever reported that not a single wheel was turning towards libya. think about that for a second. the world's most powerful military did not meet a single, solitary, self-imposed timeline. so all of that is new. >> reporter: the pentagon insisted it was not saying in a statement, "it was impossible for the u.s. military to have changed the outcome of benghazi," though "the department has made substantial changes." in a harsh addendum to today's report, two republicans argued clinton, "missed the last clear chance to protect her people when she failed to close the benghazi facility." mike pompeo of kansas. >> i final find it morally reprehensible and behavior if it was your son or your daughter, you'd have every right to be
disgusted. >> reporter: the committee's chief legacy may turn out to be that it uncovered clinton's exclusive use of a private e-mail account and server as secretary of state, can which has haunted her throughout this election season, charlie, and which is still the focus of an f.b.i. investigation. disploa>> rose: thanks, nancy. tonight, federal investigators are in the town of panhandle, texas, trying to find out why two freight trains were on the same track speeding towards each other. according to one eyewitness, the crash that followed shook the ground beneath her feet. here's kris van cleave. >> reporter: just after 8:20 this morning, two b.n.s.f. freight trains collided head on. the locomotives driving the two trains caught fire, sending these huge plumes of black smoke over panhandle, texas. each freight train had an engineer and conductor on board. >> one person was transported by e.m.s. to a hospital inam rilo.
we still have three people unaccounted for, and unfortunately we fear they may be trapped in the train at this time. >> reporter: investigators say no hazardous material or crude oil was inside any of the cars that derailed. the fire was sparked by the diesel use in the locomotives. safety technology can automatically stop a train perfect a collision. the deadline tow install it is 2020. between 200 and 300 nearby residents were told to stay inside because of the smoke. charlie, b.n.s.f. brought in the own firefighters and special foam to fight that fire. >> today, volkswagen agreed to pay one of the largest class action settlement settlements i. history, about $15 billion. moat of that will go to owners who bought sold clean diesel cars. turns out, v.w. designed them to cheat on emissioning tests. demarco morgan reports.
>> good morning, everyone. >> reporter: u.s. deputy attorney sally yates called the settlement the first step towards holding volkswagen accountable and. >> one of the most flagrant violations of our country a consumer and environmental laws in our country's history. >> reporter: nearly half a million volkswagen diesel cars in the u.s. were equipped with defeat devices, software that allowed them to cheat environmental standards tests, but once on the road, the reality was just opposite. >> hundreds of thousands of those cars sold in this country were in fact pumping illegal levels of nitrogen oxides into our atmosphere, up to 40 times the amount permitted by federal law. >> reporter: the proposed settlement applies to 2.0-liter deals including the beetle, golf, jetta, and audi ad 3. v.w. will spend $10 billion to buy back cars, terminate leases
or modify affected vehicles. the auto maker also agrees to pay $4.7 billion for pollution-reduction projects. volkswagen c.e.o. matthias muller releases a statement: volkswagen may still face criminal charges from the d.o.j. for violating the clean air act. charlie. >> thanks, demarco. we have a list of the volkswagen models affected by this at cbsnews.com. hall of fame college basketball coach pat summitt died today at 64. her career was cut short by alzheimer's disease. in 38 seasons, summitt won eight national titles and 1,098 games, more than any other coach, male or female. dana jacobson of cbs sports looks back. >> right there! >> reporter: few coaches of any gender in any sport were as intense as pat summitt. >> three seconds!
somebody count! >> reporter: vocal to be sure, but she could just as easily send shudders through a player without saying a word. and that was on the good days. >> what happens when i lose? oh! you don't want to be around me. >> reporter: an all-american at tennessee martin, summitt was cocaptain of the 1976 silver medal olympic team. she was a graduate assistant at tennessee when the head coach suddenly quit, and summitt was handed the job at the age of 22. >> i didn't know what i was doing. i just got through it. >> reporter: back then, summitt made just $250 a month and held donut sales to buy uniforms. she had to fight for funding, but eventually built tennessee into a powerhouse. won her first n.c.a.a. title her first year in, and transformed women's basketball. her graduation rate? 100%. coach geno auriemma of the university of connecticut was her arch-rival. >> she had the foresight and the
intensity level. and she made it it's okay for women to stare you down on the sideline and be upset and show emotion. >> at the age of 59, summitt was diagnosed with early-onset dementia. >> sometimes it's like why me? but then i said, well, we've knot to deal with it. >> reporter: in 2012, summitt retired, established an alzheimer's research foundation, and was awarded the presidential medal of freedom. but beyond all the awards and all those titles, she said being coach was its own reward. >> it's a challenge, but what great rewards when you see little girls become young women. >> reporter: along with her 100% graduation rate, charlie, pat summitt coached 14 olympians and sent 34 players to the w.n.b.a. >> thanks, dana. in a letter to one of her players, pat summitt once wrote, "winning is not the point. wanting to win is the point, not
giving up is the point." manuel bojorquez has more from knoxville, tennessee. >> reporter: at the foot of pat summitt's statue at the university of tennessee, dozens of visitors left flowers, balloons, and notes, one reading, "simply the best. we love you." >> we will have the coach stand here. >> reporter: here in the volunteer state, no one left a bigger footprint on or off the court. rachel roberts says she grew up idolizing coach summitt who taught all little girls valuable life lessons. >> to never give up on your dreams and whatever you set out to do, do it with everything you've got. >> reporter: that was the lesson shelly coller learned playing for coach summitt for four years. in 1987, she helped the lady volunteers win their first national championship. >> we weren't the best team and the most talented team in the country that year, but we were on a mission, and we were on a mission to win that championship for pat. >> reporter: collier now coaches girls' high school
basketball. she's also a mom of four girls who play basketball. >> when she was talking, she had your attention. she wanted to instill in us that, you know, one of these days we've got to go for a jock interview, and you've got to be able to look people in the eye and have confidence in yourself. >> reporter: she gave her players confidence and gave inspiration to those who never met her. >> some people's heroes wore capes. mine wore a whistle. >> reporter: summitt had one son, tyler, who said his mother battled alzheimer's like she battled on the court. the family will hold a private funeral, but the university of tennessee is planning a public memorial service soon. charlie. >> thanks, manuel. coming up next, face-off in brussels as europey reacts to britain's divorce plan. and ikea recalls millions of dangerous dressers after six children were killed.
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>> reporter: nigel farage, had won the referendum battle and was telling those bothersome europeans what he really thought of hem. >> i'm really surprised that you are here. >> reporter: and eu commission president jean-claude juncker returned the favor. farage was here arct least in part, to dploat and to be unrepentant. you're telling people they would rather they were poorer and out of the eu than in the eu and richer. >> i'm telling people the scare stories about financial markets are complete and utter rubbish. >> reporter: except it appears to be happening. >> it's not happening. >> reporter: it is and the european leaders are trying to stop the market volatility by ending the uncertainty the market hates. if britain is going to go, they say, it should go now, not wait for david cameron's success cessor to be chose nen the fall.
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agitated with the situation. you guys were so close. >> we were inches away from it and i can tell you that it was just gut wrenching. >> justin viezbicke is coordinating the rescue efforts. this has become a critical mission. >> the fact we actually get to work on it is even more rare and provides a number of challenges for us. it's the first time we're working on this species. >> reporter: he said whales trapped in netting is a growing problem. last year there were 49 confirmed reports of entangled whales. this year there are already 40 sightings. >> there are not a lot of blue whales out there. >> reporter: that's why rescue crews aren't giving up until this blue whale is free. mireya villarreal, cbs news, dana point, california. >> rose: thank you for joining us. that is the cbs evening. for scott pelley, i'm charlie rose. i'll see you first thing
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