tv CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley CBS February 18, 2016 6:00pm-6:30pm PST
>> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. >> pelley: also tonight, two days before the nevada caucus, a personal side of hillary clinton. >> my mother met me at the door, and she said, "there is no room for cowards in this house." >> pelley: a hospital pays ransom to hackers to get its computers back. and from football to footlights. >> i got good feet. >> pelley: a former nfl star pulls off the play of a lifetime it may sound odd, but all i care about is love captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. with scott pelley reporting tonight from las vegas. >> pelley: this is our western edition. the odds-makers here at ceasar's palace never bet on this, but in a campaign that has seen just
pope. it all started when francis, on his flight home from mexico, said that if trump wants to build a wall on the mexican border, he is not a christian. then, all hell broke loose.n major garrett is in south carolina. >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. >> reporter: donald trump saided mexico fed the holy father propaganda.th >> so they met with the pope,, and they, obviously, got to theg pope, and they're telling him what a bad guy donald trump is. he doesn't know me. >> reporter: and he added this warning: >> if and when the vatican is attacked by isis, which, as everyone knows, is isis' ultimate trophy, i can promise you that the pope would have only wished and prayed that donald trump would have been president. >> reporter: trump said no leader should question another'sge
recent twitter post: no recent u.s. political figure has dared cross the papacy. trump supporters we met found itt fo refreshing.dire >> i think it was direct.w i think people need to know g about what's going on in this world. >> i thought it was appropriate. i thought he needed to let people know, you know, why the pope was saying derogatoryim things about him and the reason behind it. has >> reporter: trump has defied political conventions and manners before, insultingxi mexicans at his presidential announcement. >> they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. they're rapists.ho >> reporter: and dishonoringd vietnam prisoner of war and 2008 g.o.p. nominee john mccain. >> he's not a war hero. he's a war hero cause he was captured. i like people that weren't captured, okay? i hate to tell you. >> reporter: the one constant--es t trump drives the conversation and leaves his rivals, including ted cruz, veering in another direction.dona >> and that's between donald and the pope. i'm not going to get in the middle of that. >> reporter: south carolina's among the safest places for
with the pope. scott, four years ago only 14%ot of primary voters identified themselves as catholics, 65% as evangelical christians. >> pelley: major, thanks very much. the republican primary in southe carolina is saturday.mm trump has a commanding lead nationally. in a new cbs news poll of republican voters out tonight. he leads his closest rival, tedh cruz, nearly two to one. john kasich gets the most- improved award. he is at 11%, and that is upnc nine points since last month. there was a very emotional moment at a kasich campaign stop in clemson, south carolina, today. >> over a year ago, a man who was like my second dad, he killed himself. and then a few months later, my
a few months later, my dad lost his job. p and i was in a really dark place time. for a long time. i was pretty depressed. but i found hope, and i found in the lord and in my friends, and now i found it in myha presidential candidate that i support.ly and i'd really appreciate one of those hugs you've been talking about. ( applause )to >> pelley: kasich told the young man, "the lord will give you strength. i promise you, if you ask him."hi on the democratic side, hillary clinton has an eight-point lead nationally on bernie sanders. here in nevada two days before the caucuses, they are neck and neck. here's nancy cordes. >> we're going to convince people to caucus on saturday! >> reporter: nevada has suddenly become a crap-shoot for clinton, her double-digit lead evaporating after sanders won big in the granite state.th
hampshire. we're going to surprise them here in nevada. >> reporter: clinton has spentea the past year courting nevada'se large latino population. >> well, we're going to get a path to citizenship, a path to citizenship. that's what we want, right? >> reporter: but the vermont senator's message also plays well in the state hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis. >> you have lived through thebe greed and illegal behavior of wall street. >> reporter: nevada's largest union, the culinary workers, has decided not to endorse either candidate after backing president obama in '08. >> obama! obama! >> reporter: geoconda arguello- kline is one of the union's top officers. >> the members they all were asking, say, what's happening right now, would say, look, you have to listen at what's going on, and you need to participate. >> reporter: nationally, sanders still gets higher marks in the
trustworthy, but 41% of democrats say his proposals are not realistic compared to just 14% who say that about clinton's plans. she's also seen as the candidate most likely to get things done in washington by a wide 26-point margin. nevada is a notoriously hard state to poll. people move in and out of the state a lot, and democrats can register on caucus day. the bottom line, scott, is neither campaign has any idea who's going to win here on saturday. >> pelley: nancy cordes on the campaign for us. nancy, thank you very much. for clinton, these are high i stakes in nevada. after losing new hampshire in a landslide, and essentially tying in iowa. she's decided to stay right here through the caucus. we spoke to her in her las vegas campaign office today. what do you think donald trump and bernie sanders have tapped into? it's a powerful thing. >> look, i do think, scott, people are angry. people feel like, you know, their government's not working for them.
the political system is not working. so i think people are angry, but they're also hungry for solutions.th but i also see in the eyes ofng the people i'm meeting with,, okay, tell me something i can believe.. don't over-promise. tell me what i can believe youy will do for me and my family. and that's what i've tried to do.el >> pelley: your resume checks almost every box in terms of experience, but that doesn't seem to be what the american people want in this election. k >> you know, i think at the end of the day, voters understand they are selecting someone to be both president and commander in chief, and i'm proud of the experience that i have that will enable me on day one to do all aspects of the job. i think democrats are also beginning to really focus on who can actually beat the republicans. i know how to go after whatha republicans stand for and to defeat them because i believe with all my heart, everyone of r the ones running on the republican side would be really bad for america. >> pelley: what's your tax plan?
who gets a tax cut? >> >> first, i am not raising taxes on the middle class, period. i'm going after incomes $5 million or more that i thinkpo have too many opportunities tope game the system and escape paying the taxes that they should. i'm going after corporations that are gaming the system. i want to have a sensible corporate tax policy.at >> pelley: senator sanders saidon that he would raise taxes on any family that made $250,000 and above. is that your level, $250,000? >> i said i will not raise taxes a on anybody $250 or below. but here's the problem withn- senator sanders' plan-- hisdo numbers don't add up.e there is no way for him to fulfill the promises he isng making without raising taxes on the middle class. >> pelley: you know in '76, jim carter famously said, "i will not lie to you." >> well, i have to tell you, i have tried in every way i know how, literally from my years as a young lawyer, all the wayyo through my time as secretary of state to level with the american
>> pelley: you talk about leveling with the american people. have you always told the truth? >> i have always tried to, always, always. >> pelley: some people are goinge to call that wiggle room thathat you just gave yourself "always tried to." jimmy carter said, "i will never lie to you." >> you know, you're asking me to say, "have i ever?" i don't believe i ever have. i don't believe i ever have.e i don't believe i ever will. i am going to do the best i can to level with the american people. >> pelley: we'll be back a little bit later in the broadcast with more of the li interview with hillary clinton,or including the advice she got from her mother. but right now, charlie rose is in new york with the rest of the day's news. charlie. >> interesting view from thefr campaign trail, thank you, scott. today, we learned the attackne that shut down computers at a california hospital until a ransom was paid is far from an isolated case. hackers are hitting soft targets all over the country. here's john blackstone. >> reporter: the cyber criminals0
from the hollywood presbyterian a medical center are part of anti increasingly lucrative online crime wave. hackers break into a computer network, lock out other users, and demand a ransom, usually to be paid in the nearly untraceable digital currency bitcoins. h is it the only option they have is paying the money? >> they can lose their data. in the most cases, yes. >> reporter: lillian ablon, a cyber-security analyst at the rand corporation, has beeng following the growing use of ransomware. >> ransomware attacks tend to be on entities that are smaller that don't have security measures in place. a which is why we hear about ransomware attacks on hospitals, on fire stations, on schools, rather than the large companies.anua >> reporter: since january 2015,ed a hackers have collected at least $325 million in ransom payments, according to a report by the
victims range from the hospital in hollywood to a sheriff's to department in tennessee, to the city government of detroit.-t this month, even small-town school districts in mississippi, new jersey, and south carolinahi have been hit. in the south carolina schools, the director of technology charles hucks is trying to save the system without paying the $8,500 ransom. >> we're going server by server,er backup by backup, to see exactly what we have in the time it takes to restore those backups. and it will be a business decision. >> reporter: even individuals on home computers have been victims, charlie. the best protection-- keep antivirus software up to date, and never click on a link in an unsolicited e-mail. >> thank you, john. that natural gas leak in porter c ranch, california, was declaredy permanently sealed today. for four months, a broken well spewed methane that made people sick and turned the l.a. suburbho into a ghost town. some families returned today.
make sure the air is safe to breathe. president obama is making ato c historic trip to cuba next month. today, he vowed to raise human rights issues with president raul castro. some republicans in congress worried the trip will legitimize the communist government. mr. obama will be the first sitting american president to travel to cuba since calvin coolidge in 1928. still ahead, what pregnant women in the u.s. need to know aboutzi the zika virus. and a helicopter crash caught onme
continues. >> pope francis suggested today that catholics may use contraception to prevent the spread of zika virus, despite the church's long-standing ban. zika has been linked to births defects in latin america, but scientists say more research is needed to confirm a connection. dr. jon lapook now on what
about zika. >> reporter: 30-year-old jessica reiner is expecting twins in april. today, she's getting a blood test for the zika virus, something she had never heard of a month ago. >> the zika virus definitely adds an element of anxiety. this being my first pregnancy, i feel very anxious about a lot of things. >> reporter: last month, she and her husband, drew, took ar vacation to puerto rico, notca knowing it had just been added to a c.d.c. list of places withpl zika transmission. then a friend sent her this text message: in brazil, zika has been linked with microcephaly, babies being born with an abnormally small b head and brain. those who survive often have lifelong neurological problems. dr. stacey ehrenberg is a high-cy risk pregnancy expert at university hospital's case medical center in cleveland. she says some of her patients
>> i think a lot of patients are very concerned that they couldct contract zika virus here in the united states. we don't have any patients here in the continental united states who have actually contracted the virus here. r >> reporter: zika virus remainslo in the blood of an infected person for an average of about a week.c. the c.d.c. says based on current evidence, a previous zika of birth defect for a future pregnancy. and men who live in or have traveled to a country with a zika outbreak should abstain from sex or use condoms during sex with pregnant women. public health experts i have spoken to expect the zika to eventually make its way into mosquitoes in the u.s., likely in the south. they say that's why it's so important to eradicate mosquitos breeding grounds before the virus arrives. >> thank you, john. a camera captured a frighteningy scene today in honolulu as a helicopter plunged into the water.
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>> well, a lot of it is. you know, i wish she were still here. she was in '08. she gave me so much support. and she was also a great, youut know, mirror. >> pelley: tell me about a moment, if you would, with your mother, as a little girl, thats was formative for you. >> you know, i was pretty shy. i was a kind of reserved little girl. >> pelley: really! >> yes. i would go outside to play, and, literally, i would get knocked down and pushed around by all the little kids. and so the kids knocked me down,. pushed me around. i ran back in crying. and my mother met me at the door, and she said, "there is no room for cowards in this house. you go right back out there andt stand up for yourself." so i came back out, and i said,'m "i-- i'm not going to run inside the house. i'm here. i want to play." an and literally, they formed a circle, and this one girl who had been so mean to me came over
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a way scientists hope to more >> we end with the story of eddie george, the former football player whose nfl career took him from houston to tennessee to dallas. his new career has taken him to new york, the city, and "chicago" the play. here's jim axelrod. >> is everybody here! is everybody ready! hit it! >> reporter: while former s football star eddie george is no stranger to the spotlight-- i don't care about expensive things cashmere coats, diamond rings >> reporter: it is a very different stage than where he first made his name 21 years agoth winning the heisman trophy before a nine-year, all-pro nfl career. >> i didn't come to this earth just to say i played football for nine years. i won a heisman trophy and die. razzle-dazzle them >> reporter: he caught the
career wound down and started from the ground up. how is your footwork? >> footwork is nice, man. i got good feet. >> reporter: drama classes, voice lessons, and shakespeare in his home town of nashvilleni before auditioning for broadway. from my bureau >> what was important for me was that the ensemble didn't look at me as a gimmick, this is some guy athlete that wanted to do broadway. >> reporter: no vanity project.ep >> no vanity project here. this is perfectly understandable >> reporter: this is not just some bold-faced name hired to get people into the seats? this is a legitimate-- >> yes. >> reporter: song and dance guy? >> yes, he is. yes, he is. you just watch him. >> hiya, trixie. >> roxy. >> reporter: bianca marroquin h played roxy hart to george'squ billy flynn. >> i was not expecting what eddie brought to the stage
dazzle if you trust and go through the process and show up every day with the intention to get betterar and better and be humble, things will just start to unfold like you could never imagine. >> reporter: he could be talking football or broadway.at eddie george knows the secret behind a great day and they'll make you a star >> reporter: jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >> one heck of a second act for eddie george. that is the cbs evening news. for scott pelley, i'm charlie rose. i'm see you tomorrow on "cbs this morning." good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org a storm that moved in and brought snow to the valley is on
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as we head into the weekend, conditions will stabilize and slowly warm up, from the low 50s on saturday to near 60 degrees by monday. alpine meadows ski resort is closed for the rest of the day latest storm has created a very high to extreme level of avalanche risk in avalanche-prone areas. fire crews say a snowslide happened near the intersection of deer park road just before 7:15 a.m. on thursday. crews say the slide hit an employee transport bus which was then pushed about 30 feet across the road, and then it hit a home sustaining minimal damage. thankfully, no one was hurt.