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>> jeff: tonight gaps in security. did a recent change at lax make it easier for a gunman to start firing on friday? >> he is on the ground already and he was shot twice. >> jeff: should tsa officers carry weapons? carter evans and jeff pegues reports. a high profile american visit to egypt as supporters of ousted president mohammed morsi call for mass protests on the eve of his trial. the new york city marathon cancelled last year is run under heavy security this year. done dahler has a recap. and jason of cbs sports on the unusual case of a nfl player who says he left his team because he feared for his safety. >> this is th captioning sponsored by cbs
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this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, everyone. i'm jeff glor with a western edition of the broadcast. the los angeles international airport has spent 1.6 billion dollars on security since 9/11. but friday still happened. a gunman shot his way through a security check point and made his way deep inside the second biggest airport in america. we have reports tonight both on what's happening there now and over the new calls to change the way tsa officers are protected. we begin with carter evans. >> reporter: terminal 3 once again reopened to passengers two days after a gunman shot his way through the security check point and continued firing through the gate area. a first look inside the concourse shows the bloodstain carpet has been replaced and all evidence of the attack is gone. the only reminders black bands on tsa badges and flowers near the security entrance where investigators say 23-year-old paul ciancia gunned down tsa agent gerardo hernandez. passenger scott greene watched it happened. >> he had the gun down like
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this, so i imagine the person that he shot was on the ground already, and he shot twice. >> reporter: billy bey spotted the gunman as he made his way towards the gates. >> i thought he was just a random passenger. very calm, but then as he got closer and turned a bit i saw, you know, the assault rifle strapped on his shoulder and that's when i just high tailed it and ran. >> reporter: so you were surprised. >> that he made it all the way to the gates. >> reporter: that no one stopped him. >> that he wasn't stopped by then, yeah litt. >> reporter: lax police chief says he recently moved armed officers from behind the check point to a more visible location in front. >> are they going to be in the exact same moment, exactly when i want them, when i would hoped they would be, no, it didn't happen in this particular case. >> reporter: officers did swarm the airport after the shooting but witnesses wonder why they weren't there to begin with. >> it didn't make sense to me, you know, i thought, you know, well, that guy had a gun. and no one was there to stop
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him. >> reporter: ciancia is currently under 24 hour armed guard at the hospital. he's accused of murdering a federal officer and committing an act of violence at an international airport. jeff, those are charges that could lead to the death penalty. >> jeff: carter evans, thank you very much. the shooting at lax raises questions about security at airports across the country. one of those questions, should tsa agents be armed? here's jeff pegues. >> reporter: at reagan national airport today passengers were a bit more patient with the long lines. al wooten travels frequently for business. >> i don't mind the line, my thing is just getting there safely. >> reporter: security procedures at u.s. airports are under scrutiny after friday's shooting. tsa says it will work with congress to review procedures and see if anything more could have been done. tsa officers have been posted at transportation check points since november of 2001, a direct response to the failures of a precept
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11th system. since the agency's creation. >> dow have anything sharp, dangerous. >> reporter: the 50,000 tsa officers have screened about 4 billion bags but they are unarmed. tsa administrator john pistole says his officers aren't there to make arrest, their job is to search for explosives. >> the police have that primary responsibility. our responsibility is making sure that nobody gets on a plane with something that could be catastrophic. >> reporter: local police provide the armed security presence around airports. but the union that represents tsa workers says friday's shooting is proof there should be a larger police presence. david borer the union's general counsel says the current system is putting tsa officers at risk. >> so you're saying it's not working. >> it's not working as well as it needs to in some locations. our officers can't arrest anybody. they're basically when an incident starts, they're just sitting ducks. >> reporter: one possible option that is being discussed is creating a
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separate unit of the tsa with law enforcement training and weapons. jeff pegues, cbs news, washington. >> jeff: an evasioniation, of birmingham airport for more than two hours this evening and diversion of at least half a dozen incoming flights. fbi bomb technician and joint terrorism task force investigating but late this evening the tsa issued an all clear. in washington state tonight all the power is expected to be back following a violent storm yesterday. high winds kicked up five foot waves on lake washington temporarily closing the route 520 bridge which could be seen swaying in the gusts. the winds some chrokd at more than 70 miles an hour ripped out trees across the see at em area. 200,000 customers in western washington lost power. >> memories ran in today's new york city marathon. won by kenyan geoffrey mutai and priscah jeptooe, the memories were of last year's superstorm in the new york area and the bombings at the
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boston race this april. don dahler reports. >> reporter: for all but the very best, running a marathon is more a test of will than athletic ability. 26.2 miles equals 138,435 feet. a marathonner feels every single one. it's a solitary sport. except on days like this with crowds like these. when old rivalries fade before a purpose to keep moving on. the new york marathon wasn't run last year. superstorm sandy saw to that. then the boston marathon bombings happened adding a new sense of threat and heightened security to this year's race. but the faicco family who we met along the route didn't mind that. they were here for their son and brother sean. >> is there any special about this given everything that this country and this area has been through this past year. >> it has been. i'm here to see my brother
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run and he ran in boston this year. so we were there and it was tough to live through those couple of days. >> reporter: the faiccoes are from staten island, a place decimated by the storm. >> that's what we do in new york after something so difficult like sandy that we got it all together and are getting back on our feet again. >> reporter: in a marathon progress is measured in steps or in the case of tatyana mcfaden w every turn of her wheels. >> did a lot of training. and i just really had a lot of faith in myself and my training. >> mcfaden won the women's wheelchair race, an unprecedented fourth major marathon this year. none but a few of these marathonners expected to cross the finish line first, but for the rest of the 48,000 participants, the only way not to win is to stop. don dahler, cbs news, new york. >> jeff: former secretary of state hillary clinton hasn't said yet whether she will
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run for president in 2016 but that didn't stop new york senator chuck schum frere encouraging her last night in front of fellow democrats in iowa, the first caucus state. >> i am urging hillary clinton to run for president! and when she does, she will have my full and unwaivering support. >> jeff: in battled toronto mayor rob ford vowed on his wokely radio show today that he would remain on the job despite calls for hess resignation after police said they have a video that appears to show him smoking a crack cocaine pipe. ford apologized for unspecified mistakes and promised to make changes in his life. >> secretary of state john kerry visited cairo previously today in an unannounced stop on his middle east tour. the highest level u.s. visit to egypt since mohammed morsi was overthrown as president. at a press conference kerry stressed the importance of the u.s.-egyptian
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relationship which has suffered since the u.s. announced it would withhold $260 million in aid. clarissa ward is in cairo. she joins us tonight. clarissa, what is the purpose of this trip? >> reporter: well, jeff, essentially this trip was all about damage control. secretary of state john kerry really trying to rebuild this strained relationship with egypt. and he outlined some of the things that egypt needs to do in order for that to happen, namely 2 needs to push ahead with the transition, it needs to come up with an inclusive constitution and hold free and fair parliamentary and presidential elections. de also touch briefly on the issue of that withheld u.s. aid. he said that it is not intended as a punishment and that it really shouldn't be the focus of the relationship. >> jeff: clarissa, secretary trip comes on the eve of the trial of ousted president morsi. i know it's very tense there right now. what are we expecting tomorrow? >> well, security forces
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here are on high alert because morsi supporters have called for large scale protests. the interior ministry says that up to 20,000 military and police will be out on the streets. the trial itself is being held in a heavily fortified police compound, the same one where the trial of former president hosni mubarak was housed. and essentially we don't even know yet whether or not morsi will be in the courtroom. but he is facing charges of insightment to murder which could carry life in prisonment or even the death penalty if he is found guilty. >> clarissa ward from cairo. thank you. >> later was miami dolphin jonathan martin the target of harassment by teammate as soon as the alligator at the airport in chicago. an a skydiving escape after planes collide in mid tear. those stories when the "cbs evening news" continues.
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>> jeff: denver broncos head football coach john fox is set for heart surgery this week. fox became disney during a run of golf on saturday. the 58-year-old went to the hospital and was told he needed a heart valve replaced. the broncos are off this week. the team says fox will miss at least a few games. also in the nfl there are growing questions about the case of jonathan martin, an offensive tackle for the miami dolphins who left the team last week after he told others he was abused and harassed by teammates. late today the dolphins released a statement saying quote we received notification today from jonathan's representation about allegations of player misconduct. we are taking these allegations very seriously. and plan to review the matter further. >> jason la canfora is nfl insider. this has been going on for some time what has happened here? >> i talked to people who jonathan martin confided in. and they say that this has been a pattern of behavior, harassment, verbal threats,
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menacing behavior directed at him by teammate, one in particular, richey incog nitto who is a fellow offensive lineman, he verimently denies it, i talked to people on that team and locker room and says it has been brewing and martin decided to leave the team because he felt his safety was at risk if he stayed in this workplace environment. >> this is a 6, 5, 330 pound man. but again, he really felt like some guys on this team were out to get him and some of the things they had made said or threatened may actually occur. and this was the only way he felt like coextricate himself from the situation and that perhaps it gets corrected. >> jeff: rookie hazing takes place in the nfl all the time. have you ever seen a case like this? >> not of a player leaving a team and basically forcing its team's hand, how do we deal with this on our roster wa, do we do in this regard. everything that i've been told is that this goes above and beyond the norm. but those norms are different. the culture of an nfl locker room it is not your normal
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workplace environment. an i think some players maybe tolerate more than others. i think there is a lot that we don't know that goes unsaid because it's part of the code. but there is an instance of a young man, educated, standford kid who has been around the football environment and this was pushing him to a degree with which he was no longer comfortable. >> jeff: does jonathan martin ever put on a dolphins uniform again. >> talking to people he has con sided-- confided in i don't believe it will happen any time soon unless they take some corrective measures to alter the climate of that locker room and discipline some of the people who he thinks was involved, i don't see thatting chag am we can have a grievance coming with the nfl pa, maybe some legal action down the road. >> jeff: jason la canfora, thank you. >> next up here how skydivers survived a collision you thoughs of feet in the air.
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>> jeff: two plane kos lieded in midair yesterday, 12,000 feet over northern wisconsin. there were four skydivers aboard one plane, five in a second when they hit. what happened then is remarkable. here's elaine quijano. >> reporter: pieces are all that's left of this cessna 182 after it collided midair with another cessna that was supposed to be flying behind it. skydive instructor mike robinson was preparing to jump from the first plane when he heard a loud bang and saw a fiery flash. >> we were all on the step just getting ready to leave the aircraft when they collided. >> robinson says somehow the second plane ended up directly above his. it clipped the cessna's right wing. 10 seconds later the left wing broke off and the fuselage began spiraling
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toward the ground. >> the impact of the collision had sent the skydivers into immediate freefall. >> the wings came off. they were on fire. everybody got out safely. the pilot got out safely, used his emergency parachute and landed. >> five skydivers jumped from the second plane and that pilot landed safely. all nine jumpers and the two pilots walked away without serious injury. >> it was definitely a reminder of the danger of the sport. it is a dangerous, can be a dangerous sport. it usually is not. we were just lucky this time. >> the federal aviation administration and the national transportation safety board are investigating what caused the collision. elaine quijano, cbs news, new york. >> the moon stepped in front of the sun today in a rare so-called hybrid eclipse. it was a partial eclipse in the eastern u.s. parts of europe and the mideast and africa saw the total eclipse of the sun. also pretty remarkable site
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for workers at chicago's o'hare airport on friday. hiding under an escalator was an alligator. no one knows how it arrived but think got it out by trap tling in a garbage can. the alligator only measured a foot long. it was transferred out unharmed. >> still ahead here tonight, change is ahead for some americans who already have health insurance on the job.
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>> jeff: the obama administration is still struggling to fix the new healthcare web site and explain how new insurance programs work. with the vast majority of
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americans who already receive coverage through their employers are starting to make enrollment choices for next year, and some are seeing big changes. we're joined now by cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger. always good to see you. let's talk about the big companies first. what hangs are we seeing? >>. >> we're seeing higher premiums, not great news. we're also seeing increased costs and out of pocket expenses are going to start creeping in here. so as a result this is going to be a more expensive environment. many companies are starting to introduce something called a high deductible plan. and it's paired with a health savings account. this is kind of the way that people can limit their costs but you really have to be young and healthy to make that work for you. >> jeff: why are they doing these low cost plans, high deductible plans? >> the price of health care is increasing. we foe by about 4% over the next year. it doesn't seem like a lot, but you know, if your salary and wages are only growing by 1 or 2% and your costs for health care are growing by 4% you got less money in your paycheck. and that's not a good thing.
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so i think companies are really trying to say, they limit their cost but how do we give the younger, healthier employees some better choices. >> jeff: there are a lot of small businesses that are trying to renew health insurance early. is this to skirt the new law in a way? >> i think it's they want to see a lock-in of their current premium levels and then they really want to see how the affordable care act shakes out. remember there is an option for small businesses under the affordable care act but we don't know whether it's going to be more or less expensive for certain companies it is a great way for a company to sort of chill out for a year and see how this progresses. >> jeff: the stories about companies dropping health plans all together, should people be concerned about that? >> well, i think there are two kinds of people that are worried about that. one is hey, i don't want to lose coverage that i have. and most high skilled workers are not going to lose their coverage. companies are trying to attract and retain these people. so that's to the going to be a problem. but i think that for low wage earners and not such high skilled positions, you are at risk.
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the only good news is you will have the affordable care act and a marketplace option and you may qualify for tax credits. but the plans are going to change and we're all going to feel it. >> jill, thanks very much. >> great to be with you. >> jeff: more than 60 years ago an allied aircraft dropped a 4,000 pound bomb over the rur-- reg over-- rego of ger machine. they just found if unexploded. police evacked-- evacuated people. world war 2 bombs are still found but they're rarely this big. >> coming up an inside look at oprah winfrey's california auction.
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>> tomorrow would have been walter cronkite's 97th birth day. on monday the late long time cbs news anchor will be hon ared in his hometown of st. joseph's missouri. the memorial hall and missouri western state university features displays on his life and career. >> a unique yard sale in
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santa barbara,ical call, this weekend. up for bid more than 300 lots of turn shallings, artwork and memorabilia from the homes of oprah winfrey. winfrey launched the auction helping sell several lots herself. >> 41 going once, going twice. sold for $4100! that is amazing! >> jeff: that items shown off by cbs this morning's gayle king was a poster from the film "the color purple" proceeds from the auction will help students from winfrey's school in south africa. the total still being tallied but is expected to be more than $600,000. >> you can watch gayle and oprah's day at the auction first thing tomorrow morning on cbs this morning. that is the "cbs evening news" tonight. later on cbs, "60 minutes." i'm jeff glor, cbs news in new york. scott pelley will be here tomorrow. good night
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