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for all the wrong reasons. >> you can buy a stuffed b.a.r.t. car for the rider who loves or hates riding the trains. we'll see you at 6:00. ♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> glor: on the "cbs evening news" this friday, a major earthquake strikes alaska miles weom anchorage. we will have the latest on the damage and aftershocks. the president meets world leaders in south america, while new information emerges about the mueller investigation at home. and, video released of an n.f.l. star running back assaulting a woman in a hotel. all that and much more beginning with the headlines in 60 seconds. >> holy smokes. >> a powerful and massive earthquake hitting anchorage, alaska. >> there is major infrastructure damage. >> this thing hit hard, it hit fast, and did a lot of damage. >> this is the strongest quake i've ever felt. >> the dallas police officer who shot a man in his own apartment has been indicted on a murder charge. >> i look forward to a conviction. >> president trump signs the nafta replacement deal, called
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the "united states-mexico-canada agreement." >> this is a model agreement that changes the trade landscape forever. >> marriott hotels has announced its starwood program database has been hacked. >> exposing the information of up to 500 million people. >> a dignified transfer happened for captain andrew ross and staff sergeant dylan elchin. the two servicemen were killed, along with another soldier, in afghanistan. >> the nation's first biometric airport terminal launches tomorrow in atlanta. >> this is all about saving time. the camera can verify my identity in seconds. >> smile for the camera. >> definitely something you don't want to see out of an airplane window. >> a frontier airlines jet had to make an emergency landing after one of its engine cover partially ripped off. >> a heart-stopping moment for everyone on board. thankfully they're all doing okay. >> glor: good evening, i'm jeff glor. and this is our western edition. and we are going to begin tonight with a major earthquake that shook alaska today.
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measuring 7 on the richter scale, it was centered just a few miles north of anchorage at 8:29 this morning local time. numerous aftershocks followed. it caused widespread damage, including a highway that collapsed near wasilla. the airport in anchorage was closed down for hours. people dove for cover when the quake hit. take a look at this. ceiling tiles fell and desks shook inside a courtroom there. our cbs affiliate ktva was knocked off the air. computers, lights, and cameras all tossed around. but the staff kept reporting via social media. jamie yuccas is following all of this. >> oh, my god. of reporter: the major earthquake rocked buildings, like this courthouse, and seemed to go on and on. roads collapsed all around anchorage, including this ramp near the international airport. a lone car was left on an island of asphalt. >> just walking up after this uprthquake. holy smokes. >> reporter: food flew off store shelves and windows were ooattered.
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( alarms ) the quake struck just seven miles northwest of the downtown area of alaska's largest city. our anchorage station, ktva, took a big jolt. this is what their newsroom looked like after the quake. >> all of these are tvs and computers. this is a camera. over here we have this pile of broken, shattered glass. this is our conference room. it's our break room. >> oh, man. oh, that's terrible. >> you have a whole bunch of foodstuffs. ncis is a tv in the break room a tv, ripped off the wall. this is going to be a mess to clean up. >> reporter: students dove under desks. >> holy ( bleep ). >> reporter: at the anchorage airport... >> earthquake! earthquake! >> reporter: traffic controllers warned planes trying to land to abort. t >> reporter: kirk kullberg says his house is a mess. >> all that stuff was on top of that dresser. that dresser fell completely over. this was definitely the longest and probably the most powerful
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earthquake i've felt since i have lived in alaska. >> reporter: the shaking could be felt more than 260 miles away. officials briefly issued a tsunami warning for coastal areas of southern alaska. the governor has asked for a disaster declaration. while damage assessments are under way, seismologist lucy jones says alaskans can be expected to be impacted by this quake for a while. >> having another magnitude 5 ogn't surprise any seismologist, but we usually get the public going, "wait a minute! this was supposed to be over." so, expect that there could be a magnitude 5 a year or two from now. >> reporter: and it would be associated with this earthquake? >> and it would be this earthquake. >> reporter: jeff, we here in southern california know the panic that comes with these types of earthquakes, but the anxiety is still happening in alaska. they have felt at least 45 aftershocks, and there will likely be more. >> glor: all right, jamie yuccas, thank you very much. we should note here, while this was a bad one, alaska, unfortunately, does know earthquakes. it averages 40,000 earthquakes a year.
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with more large quakes than the other 49 states combined. in march of 1964, alaska was hit by a 9.2 earthquake, the strongest ever recorded in the u.s. more than 100 were killed in that quake and the tsunami that it then triggered. all right, a grand jury in dallas today upgraded the charges against a fired officer from manslaughter to murder. the officer shot a man inside his own apartment saying she thought it was hers. omar villafranca is in dallas tonight. >> reporter: the grand jury murder indictment of former dallas police officer amber guyger came after three days of testimony. >> we talked to over 300 witnesses. we did a full, complete presentation to the grand jury. >> reporter: this video shows off-duty dallas officer amber guyger talking on the phone moments after police say she shot and killed 26-year-old
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botham jean inside his apartment. she told investigators she thought she walked into her own unit and mistook jean for an intruder. guyger lived one floor directly below. hayger was initially charged with manslaughter and fired by the department for adverse conduct. jean's mother, allison, is relieved by today's decision. when the d.a. announced that it was going to be a murder ntdictment, were you ever worried that that was not going to be the indictment? >> yes, i was. hearing it really confirmed what we really were looking forward to. >> reporter: guyger is currently out on bail. her attorney called the indictment politically motivated. >> she knows she's innocent. she knows that this was a tragic mistake. >> reporter: allison jean wants the former officer to tell the truth. do you think she still has a chance to come clean in this trial? >> absolutely, during the trial she still has a chance to come clean.
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>> reporter: the murder charge carries a punishment of up to 99 years in prison. and the case will be tried by the newly elected district attorney, but that trial's not expected to start for at least another year. jeff. >> glor: okay, omar, thank you very much. world leaders began their economic summit in argentina today under tight security as thousands of protesters took to the streets. the demonstration was mostly peaceful. inside the conference, the saudi crown prince and russian president high-fived each other, but not president trump. the sudden chill among some leaders made for a few awkward moments. major garrett is at the g20 in buenos aires. >> reporter: president trump avoided both russian president vladimir putin and saudi crown prince mohammed bin salman at the ceremonial g20 photo today. tensions with both leaders just one distraction in argentina. for their part, putin and the crown prince appeared to get along famously, shaking hands enthusiastically. the white house said mr. trump
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and bin salman, under fire for the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi, had a brief encounter where they "exchanged pleasantries." moments later reporters asked the president what they discussed. >> we had no discussion. >> reporter: the president canceled two planned meetings with putin here to protest russia's seizure of three ukrainian navy vessels and 24 sailors, the most brazen act of aggression toward ukraine on mr. trump's watch. >> and hopefully they'll be able t settle it out soon, because we look forward to meeting with president putin. >> reporter: but white house officials had to beat back speculation the meeting was canceled after the president's former lawyer, michael cohen, pled guilty yesterday for lying sc congress about mr. trump's development project in moscow. issia blamed the scuttled meetings on domestic reasons in the u.s. in a statement, white house press sarah sanders said, the special counsel's investigation "probably does undermine our relationship with russia." despite his busy foreign policy
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schedule, the president tweeted that his aborted russia real estate deal was "very legal and very cool." >> let's go. >> let's go. >> reporter: the president did celebrate a revamped trade deal with mexico and canada, the product of months of tense negotiations. >> it's been long and hard. we've taken a lot of barbs, and a little abuse. and we got there, it's great for all of our countries. >> glor: all right, major. the big meeting, though, is tomorrow with the president and the president of china, xi jinping. what should we be expecting from that? >> reporter: well, today here in orgentina, jeff, both officials expressed optimism about smerting a trade war and reaching some kind of progress between the united states and china. and the dow jumped nearly 200 smints on optimism that a trade war can, indeed, here, be averted. >> glor: okay major, thank you very much. as we mentioned, while all that takes place in south america, the special counsel
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investigation continues here now at home and paula reid has more on this. she's been so great at following all of this. paula, from what we learned this week, what do we know about what the mueller team is doing? >> reporter: this week, we've learned that the special counsel is looking at the extent to which the president's business sipire was entangled with his ntlitical ambitions in the 2016 campaign. and, look, the president is right to an extent. there's nothing illegal about preliminary discussions about a iosiness deal, but the question is, if they weren't doing anything wrong, why did michael cohen lie about this deal? and, also, why was an aspiring u.s. president trying to do business with one of our biggest adversaries? >> glor: so the dates seem to be key here. cohen now said he was-- he says he was discussing the trump tower moscow project until june 2016. why-- whes >> reporter: it's such a significant time period in this investigation. because, remember, june 2016, that's the same time when donald trump jr., paul manafort, jared kushner, they had that meeting in trump tower with a russian
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lawyer promising dirt on hillary clinton. that's also the same month that the special counsel says that cossia started releasing these hacked democratic emails. the next month, candidate trump comes out and calls on russia to find hillary clinton's emails. so the special counsel is looking at whether this was all just one big coincidence or there was something connecting all these events. >> glor: and who else do we know that the special counsel might be looking into right now? >> reporter: it's so interesting. in cohen's plea, he reveals he also had discussions with other members of the trump family about the moscow trump tower deal. the question is, though, who did he talk with? and that's what mueller is going to try to figure out. >> glor: paulahank y veh. the tt revealed today its starwood reservation system was targeted in one of the largest security breaches ever. hackers gained access to the personal information of as many as 500 million guests going back to 2014. addresses, dates of birth, passport numbers, and in some cases, credit card numbers in the starwood system were exposed.
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there was a frightening sight ngom the window seat of a frontier airlines' flight today. an engine cover came loose and was blown off shortly after takeoff from las vegas. this is what it looked like. the airbus 320 circled back and then landed safely. federal investigators are looking into exactly what caused that. for the second time this week, an n.f.l. player is in the spotlight accused of assaulting a woman. video surfaced today that appears to show kansas city ariefs star running back kareem annt shoving and kicking a 19- year-old woman. jericka duncan is following this story. >> reporter: video obtained by a z from inside a hotel in cleveland back in february shows n.f.l. player kareem hunt, seen here wearing a black, long- sleeved shirt, pushing a woman. the woman he's arguing with then shoves her hand in hunt's face. several others get involved trying to restrain hunt, while others are trying to keep her calm.
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the incident escalates when hunt runs into his friend, who then falls into the woman, knocking her to the ground. the woman's friend records what's happening, but a man snatches her cell phone away. before the altercation ends, hunt gets in one last kick. when cleveland police arrive, they got two versions of what allegedly happened. >> the person who assaulted me. >> reporter: they decided not to press charges against the kansas city chiefs' running back. in august, the team's c.e.o. clark hunt was asked about some off-season issues involving kareem hunt. >> kareem is a young man, second uear in the league. obviously, he had a very big thar on the field last year. i'm sure he learned some lessons this off-season and hopefully won't be in those kinds of situations in the future. >> reporter: this hotel video surfaced days after another n.f.l. controversy. this week, the washington redskins picked up reuben foster, despite another team cutting him for domestic violence charges. now, the woman involved in the hunt case said that she met hunt
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that night. and hunt, as far as we know, was never disciplined by the chiefs. >> glor: all right, jericka duncan, thank you. coming up next here on the "cbs evening news," it seemed like a real success story-- kid after kid making top colleges. but was their prep school hiding an ugly truth? that's why there's otezla. otezla is not a cream. it's a pill that treats moderate to severe plaque psoriasis differently. with otezla,75% clearer skin is achievable. don't use if you're allergic to otezla. it may cause severe diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. otezla is associated with an increased risk of depression. tell your doctor if you have a history of depression or suicidal thoughts, or if these feelings develop. some people taking otezla reported weight loss. your doctor should monitor your weight and may stop treatment. upper respiratory tract infection and headache may occur. tell your doctor about your medicines and if you're pregnant or planning to be.
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this morning" last year. >> when my wife and i started the school, people laughed at us. >> reporter: however, landry's unconventional approach-- no traditional teachers, textbooks, te homework-- also caught one yale trusty's attention. >> i called a dean of undergraduate admissions at yale and i said, "i either saw a hero or a complete fraud." >> reporter: now people are crying foul. a "new york times" investigation, which included interviews with current and hrmer students, revealed allegations of doctored college applications and falsified transcripts at the hands of landry and his wife, tracey. cbs news has also learned of slegations that michael landry's tough style extended to s ntal and physical abuse-- including making students kneel on rice, rocks, or hot pavement. ana lewis was a student there. >> i got this education that meant nothing. >> reporter: her mother, latasha lewis, pulled her and her two other children out the school. i saw the videos, and i wanted
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exactly what i saw in the videos for my children. >> reporter: attorney ashlee mcfarlane represents the lewis' and several other families. >> these kids were mentally, emotionally, severely affected by their experience at t.m. landry, and continues to be so. >> reporter: the landrys denied all of the allegations to the "times" and declined an interview request with cbs news today. the attorney representing some of the families says, on top of the roughly $600 a month in tuition for the school, some parents are now having to pay tutors to help their children catch up. jeff. >> glor: pretty stunning to hear about. manny, thank you very much. coming up here: lights, camera... justices. the supremes answer their photo call. you're headed down the highway when the guy in front slams on his brakes out of nowhere. you do, too, but not in time. hey, no big deal. you've got a good record and liberty mutual won't hold a grudge
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to south africa, and thousands of other stops throughout the world, john blackstone has taken cbs news viewers on an extraordinary journey with style, grace... >> wow! >> reporter: ...humor... >> so if the cops show up, it could be the bird feeders who take flight. >> reporter: ...and thrills. he joined cbs news' london bureau in 1986 after serving as a national correspondent for the canadian broadcasting corporation, and moved easily across the map of foreign assignments. >> johannesburg. or00 of lebanon; honduras; here. sts over four decades, and afitd and listened to his modest way of reporting and making great stories. >> john blackstone, cbs news! cbs news, san francisco. >> reporter: in 1987, john blackstone was transferred to san francisco. from there, he traveled the
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west-- interviewing hollywood celebrities, even armed celebrities. >> right here. and its stays right here. >> i have to be careful with the questions i ask. these strong winds.... >> reporter: alongside the natural disasters, there was the humor innovation from silicon valley that he reported on from the infancy of the internet to the worldwide dominance of silicon valley tech giants. l sunny optimism. >> reporter: leaving a legacy and a career that any journalist would envy. >> whoa! >> reporter: bill whitaker, cbs news, new york. >> glor: that is the "cbs evening news" for tonight and this week. i'm jeff glor. have a great weekend. there he is! ( cheers ) thank you, john. we'll see you monday. that's great. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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a powerful earthquake rocks alaska. >> the shaking lasting more than 30 seconds leaving people terrified and scrambling for cover. >> plus local geologists weighing in on the shaking, we'll take you inside the control center of the usgs office in silicon valley. >> plus new details of a dui arrest of a tesla driver on the peninsula, the highway patrol said the driver was asleep at the wheel. the question now is was the car on auto pilot as it sped along 101? but first kpix5 news at 6:00 begins now with breaking news, a large fire burning right now in milpitas. >> in fact, check out these pictures from chopper 5, flames shooting from the roof of the home on nieves street. those flames seem to come from the roof that's over the garage part of the house. firefighters entered through the front door to check the home, fight those flames and in e last few minutes crews knocked down that fire. it's not clear how it started, no word on any injuries.
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in the past 30 minutes new details on a dui arrest involving a tesla driver. >> the man was asleep behind the wheel at the car's auto pilot -- and the car's auto pilot feature was on. we just got the mugshot into the newsroom. he is alexander samek who chairs the planning commission for the city of los altos. kpix5's len ramirez on how in this instance the car's technology may have saved the man's life. len? >> reporter: that's right. we know how bad it can be if a driver falls asleep on the highway while driving, but in this case the chp says the man's car, a tesla, might have had the auto pilot feature on and that may what about kept the car tracking along in a straight line even at 70 miles per hour. now that technology could be the reason the man says still alive tonight, but it could also be the reason why he fell asleep in the first place. 45-year-old alexander samek of los altos was the


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