tv CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley CBS February 24, 2016 5:30pm-6:00pm PST
i'm going to die. >> pelley: also tonight, trump with the victory of the night and the quote of the week. >> we won with poorly educated. i love the poorly educated. >> pelley: a jury awards millions for a cancer death linked to talcum powder. and riding down racial barriers. >> you know for me, from an african american and a diversity standpoint, i'm definitely carrying on that legacy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition. this could be a dangerous night in the east. a tornado is blamed for at least three deaths in virginia today. twisters were also reported in north carolina and florida. tornado watches and warnings are up from south carolina to new jersey, including washington, d.c., and philadelphia. this is the same system that brought death to the south last
coverage with chip reid. >> a tornado just came through right on 460 right now. it tore the place the pieces. >> reporter: this facebook video shows the path of destruction after an apparent tornado ripped through the small town of waverly south of richmond, virginia, this afternoon. state police confirm that three people have died. late today a tweet from cbs affiliate wtvr in richmond said, "sadly one of the three confirmed deaths was a young child who died when mobile home was hit." the station also reported eight others were injured. >> everything is destroyed. unbelievable. i mean, unbelievable. >> reporter: the debris field is three miles long. sussex surrey dispatch reporter michael campbell photographed this mobile home ripped open, cars flipped over, sheet metal twisted around telephone poles. roads are blocked by downed trees, power lines and piles of debris were torn from homes. and take a look at this video of the storm passing over the white
monument. some pretty scary stuff. and scott, we're being told that just over the border from washington in maryland in at le least one flood-prone area, people are being rescued from their cars. >> pelley: chip, thanks very much. tornadoes killed at least three people yesterday in mississippi and louisiana. at an r.v. park in convent, louisiana, david begnaud found a story of survival. >> i felt stuff hitting my trailer or the r.v., and the next thing i know i went forward. and next thing i know it was daylight and i was riding around and around and around, and then i didn't realize until later what it was. it was an electrical box i was riding on. >> reporter: 48-year-old barbara posey has a survival story that even she can't believe. >> and then it swung me this way, like back out towards the
and then i got swung back in the mud hole. >> reporter: this is what her r.v. looks like now, scrap mixed among a mangled mess of personal treasures. >> this is hard to comprehend right now. >> reporter: ricky posey is barbara's husband. he left her bedside today to find items belonging to her grandmother. >> you can look around and you can see what one storm can do. >> reporter: vehicles were tossed like toys. the tree line is littered with metal. today the governor toured the area by helicopter, and from the ground it's obvious what happened here is a disaster. just ask holly hana. >> part of my bedroom is over there, my kitchen is over there. and it's just-- my stuff is everywhere. >> reporter: from louisiana to georgia, up to 24 tornadoes were reported yesterday according to the national weather service. back in louisiana, barbara posey's dog is missing, and
grateful. you know that your r.v. is now... >> gone. >> reporter: pieces. >> yeah. that's material things. i'm still here. i'm able to talk to you. i'm able to kiss my husband. i'm lucky. >> reporter: two people died at the r.v. park. 30 people were injured, seven of them critically. and scott, right before we came on the air tonight, we noticed this electrical box on the ground right in front of what used to be barbara's r.v. so we snapped a picture. we sent it to her and from her hospital bed she confirms this looked exactly like the power box she was holding on to as she went flying through the air. >> pelley: amazing story. david begnaud, thank you very much. so what is coming next? eric fisher is the chief meteorologist at our cbs boston station wbz. eric? >> reporter: well scott, a very destructive couple of days. look at the tornado reports over the last 24 hours from the gulf coast. and today, adding those additional reports from around
a lot of damage, several fatalities, unfortunately. tornado watches are something you don't see very much in february extending all the way up into southeastern pennsylvania and southern new jersey tonight. we're tracking an aggressive line of thunderstorms moving north and east very quickly, reaching all the way up into new york. in fact, all the way up into the warmer temperatures getting into southern new england and early tomorrow morning could even see a couple severe thunderstorms there, as well. so here's the line moving through d.c., moving through new york. just before midnight tonight. and then into the boston area right during the early morning commute before moving off shore. and the snow slowly winding down on the cold side of all of this. and so scott, even as the rain and snow tapers off, a lot of wind across the midwest and northeast tomorrow. and that too could lead to some flight delays across the area. >> pelley: eric fisher, wbz. eric, thank you very much. well, donald trump is moving like a storm front through the republican primaries and caucuses. last night, he won in nevada with marco rubio and ted cruz way back.
next week, trump has more delegates than his rivals combined. and dean reynolds is in las vegas. >> reporter: the confounded republican party establishment may fervently wish what happens in vegas stays in vegas, but donald trump's march to the nomination would be hard to bet against now. today the victor was in virginia, one of 12 states with contests next tuesday. >> so we had a very exciting evening last night. >> reporter: in nevada, trump ran the table, winning almost every category of voter and by a bigger margin than in new hampshire or south carolina. >> we won with young. we won with old. we won with highly educated. we won with poorly educated. i love the poorly educated. >> reporter: there were twice as many caucus-goers as four years ago. most of them were angry with washington. and six out of ten said the next president should be a political outsider. >> u-s-a, u-s-a! >> reporter: perfect fits for trump, whose rivals sifted the
their home states. marco rubio has a bunch of endorsements, but no wins. the florida senator told "cbs this morning" that will change. >> we'll win in florida. now that governor bush is no longer in the race, him and i split a lot of support in florida so that will help us. and again, as far as going into next week, we feel great about almost every state that's on the map. >> reporter: texas senator ted cruz is trying to grab a victory in texas where the governor just endorsed him. >> texas has 155 delegates. it is the crown jewel of super tuesday. texas has alone almost 15% of the delegates you need to be the republican nominee. >> reporter: john kasich noted that he alone is within the margin of error in a race against trump in ohio, but kasich is the governor of ohio. now, in an effort to slow trump down, there are increasing calls
scott, mitt romney, whose own wealth became an issue during his 2012 campaign, said today, "we have good reason to believe there's a bombshell in donald trump's taxes." >> pelley: and trump has justom tweeted that romney's taxma returns made him look like a fool. dean reynolds in nevada for us tonight. dean, thank you. the next contest for the democrats is south carolina.tu that's on saturday. and here's nancy cordes. >> reporter: struggling in south carolina, sanders headed to missouri today, where 7,000 people were waiting to lift his spirits. >> democracy is not a spectator sport.rs ( cheers and applause ) all of you, and all of the american people, we are the quarterbacks of our future.
carolina and large super tuesday states like texas, virginia and georgia, could give clinton an insurmountable lead. >> hi. how are you? >> reporter: she's already begun to talk less about sanders and more about republicans. >> they want to turn back all of our rights. women's rights, civil right, gay rights, voting rights, workers' rights. >> reporter: sanders has always acknowledged he's dependent on one thing. >> our job is to create a high voter turnout. >> reporter: but so far, democratic turnout is down from 2008 by 25% in iowa, 13% in new hampshire, and 33% in nevada. you often say you want to create the kind of political revolution that president obama couldn't. is the fact that turnout is lower a sign that that revolution isn't happening? >> no, it's a sign that barack obama ran an unprecedented, brilliant campaign in 2008. i think we have come a long, long way. we are now in the lead in some national polls. i think we have made real
>> reporter: the reason sanders wants high turnout is because itgn would signify that younger, voters, who typically back him are flocking to the polls. but, scott, older voters have always been more reliable voters, and in nevada, for instance, seniors went for clinton by a full 50 points. >> pelley: nancy cordes in southel carolina for us tonight. nancy, thanks. today president obama took the republican dare. there he's moving ahead toto nominate a new supreme courtice de justice despite a vow by senate republicans to deny that nominee hearing, much less a vote. here's our chief legalen correspondent jan crawford. >> reporter: sitting in the ovalrd office with the king of jordan, the president started the hard sell for his eventual suprememi court nominee, predidiing senate majority leader mitch mcconnell will cave. >> i think it will be very difficult for mr. mcconnell to explain how if the public concludes that this person is
senate should stand in the way simply for political reasons. >> reporter: mr. obama even published a blog, detailing what he is looking for in a nominee. senate majority leader harry reid offered a surprise pick: nevada's republican governor brian sandoval. >> but i know if he were picked, i would support the man. >> reporter: but republicans like senator mike lee say they're holding firm until after the election, no matter who the nominee. >> there is absolutely nothing unprecedented and absolutely nothing improper about the senate choosing to withhold its consent to the president's nominee to the supreme court. >> reporter: now sandoval's office says no one has contacted him about vetting, but he has called obamacare unconstitutional and has said he would fight to overturn it. and, scott, that's one reasonre why republicans say that sandoval buzz is just the whiteyi house and reid playing games. >> pelley: jan crawford. jan, thanks very much.y
to court hoping to clear his name in a murder that was committed four decades ago. peter van sant of "48 hours" was there. >> reporter: at today's hearing, michael skakel's attorney, herbert santos, told the connecticut supreme court who he believes really killed 15-year- r old martha moxley. >> the evidence leads to the inescapable conclusion that the probable killer was tommy skakel. now, my client doesn't really want me to say that, it's his brother. >> reporter: dorothy moxley is martha's mother. >> i am sure that michael is the young man who swung the golf club. there's no doubt in my mind about that. >> reporter: moxley was found bludgeoned to death with a six- iron in a wealthy enclave of greenwich, connecticut, in october 1975. tommy skakel was the last person to be seen with moxley.
until a grand jury investigation led to the arrest of michael skakel. skakel is the nephew of ethel kennedy. bobby kennedy, jr., is his cousin and one of his biggest defenders. >> i know michael skakel. and i know he didn't commit the crime. >> reporter: skakel was convicted in 2002, but released on bail after 11 years when an appeals court ordered a new trial, finding his defense attorney made major mistakes. but state prosecutor susan gill disagrees. >> this was far from a slipshod defense. this was a well-planned, well- thought-out, professional defense. >> do you have any comment on today's proceeds? >> no comment right now.ng >> reporter: leaving court today, skakel declined to speak. but bobby kennedy, jr., who sat with him during the hearing, did. >> he didn't get a fair trial and he's not guilty. >> reporter: we were unable to reach michael's brother tommy skakel for a comment, but years
do with moxley's murder. and, scott, the defense attorney says he expects a ruling from the supreme court by the fall. >> pelley: peter van sant reporting on the story tonight. peter, thank you. a jury has found that talcum powder caused a cancer death. and a nascar pioneer gets his due when the "cbs evening news" continues. we came up with a plan to help reduce my risk of progression. and everywhere i look... i'm reminded to stick to my plan. including preservision areds 2. my doctor said preservision areds 2 has the exact nutrient formula that the national eye institute recommends to help reduce the risk of progression of moderate to advanced amd... after 15 years of clinical studies. preservision areds 2. because my eyes are everything.
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powder and shower-to-shower, was responsible for her cancer. jerry beasley is the family's lawyer. >> there was no question that she was a lifetime user of talc products and had been using them since birth. there is no question in my mind that the talc caused her death. >> reporter: the american cancer society says results of studies on a possible link between talcum powder, or talc, and ovarian cancer have been mixed. some reported a slightly increased risk, others no increase.ni dr. daniel kramer of brigham and women's hospital in boston was an expert for the plaintiff. >> i have done several different case control studies of ovarian cancer, all of them have included information on talc and all of them have found an elevated risk for ovarian cancer associated with talc use. >> reporter: during trial, fox's lawyers presented this document from 1997 in which one of johnson & johnson's own consultants noted that studies showed an association between
cancer. marvin salter is jaqueline fox's son. >> her whole fight, was not just for her, but so many other women. >> reporter: johnson & johnson declined to do an interview, but in a statement said the verdict goes against decades of sound science, proving the safety of a talc as a cosmetic ingredient in multiple products. scott, j&j said it sympathizes with fox's family but disagrees with this verdict.
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alabama, in 1965. it was a protest of the barriers to voting that were endured byks blacks. violent attacks on the marchers were a catalyst for the voting rights act. the medal's inscription calls them "foot soldiers for justice." thousands marched, but tonight michelle miller has the story of one man who drove for justice. >> reporter: as sunday's daytona 500 made history -- >> the closest 500 ever. >> reporter: -- 68-year-oldca frank scott recalled another historic first, one made by his legendary father. what drove him? >> he had great determination. >> reporter: wendell scott was the first african american to win a nascar series premier event, the jacksonville 200 in 1963, during the height of the civil rights movement. frank was part of his father's pit crew. >> i mean, we were the only african americans in the setting such as this.
scott. >> reporter: in fact, wendell's trophy was given to the second place driver, bud baker, a white racer.sc wendell scott's family says hours later nascar acknowledged he did win and paid him the prize money. >> it's kind of paved the way for us to make it a little bit easier. >> reporter: darryl bubba wallace is the first african american to take the checkered flag on nascar's national circuit since scott. he came through nascar's "drive for diversity" program.fr >> for me, for an african american in the diversityni standpoint, i'm definitelyy carrying on that legacy that he's kind of laid out for us. >> reporter: the scots say minority and women drivers also need to receive the same lucrative sponsorships others do, affording them better equipment. they also started the wendell scott foundation to give young minorities new experiences and better job opportunities. if he were alive today, what would he say?
lot, but... >> reporter: but? >> he wouldn't be satisfied. >> reporter: last year, wendell scott was inducted into the nascar hall of fame. >> wendell scott fulfilled his destiny >> reporter: he's still the only black driver in it. michelle miller, cbs news, daytona. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by
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