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always on kpix.com. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> glor: tonight, the improving night,icture. pw employment numbers are ers er than expected, but ben tracy says millions are still struggling to find full time ulrk. who is screaming for help in the night george zimmerman shot trayvon martin to death? their mothers testify today. o deastrassmann reports. supporters of deposed president mohamed morsi rally in egypt. clarissa ward says confrontations with the military have turned deadly. a chaotic scene outside of los angeles after fourth of july fireworks go off early. more than two dozen are hurt. dod "on the road", steve hartman with the man who plays taps everyday and the neighbors who listen every time. >> when you hear the first note, nerything in our house comes to hocomplete halt. comes to
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captioning sponsored by cbs capt this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. elley. >> glor: good evening, everyone. scott is off tonight. i'm jeff glor. it was a day of dramatic and dueling testimony in the murder trial of george zimmerman today. ehe neighborhood watch volunteer who shot trayvon martin. the jury heard a key piece of evidence: someone screaming for help, the sound picked up on a r11 tape. but whose voice was it? wrtin's mother was one of the final witnesses as the prosecution rest its case. zimmerman's mother was the first witness for the defense. w begin with mark strassmann. >> reporter: when sybrina fulton testified, every juror stared straight at her. she was asked about this 911 call and the voice heard crying for help moments before george zimmerman killed her son. (scr >> he's yelling help? >> yes. elunshot)
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>> there's gunshots. 's guu just heard gunshots? >> yes. >> ma'am, that screaming or yelling, do you recognize that? >> yes. >> and who do you recognize that gnize? >> trayvon benjamin martin. >> reporter: but zimmerman claims that voice calling for telp was his, not martin's, and that he killed the teenager in self-defense. the judge has ruled that audio analysts cannot testify. defense lawyer mark o'mara asked fulton whether she recognized her son's voice because that is what she needed to hear. ou i heard my son screaming. >> i'm certainly hope, as a mom you certainly hope that your son trayvon martin would not have been anything than that, correct? >> what i hope for is that this would never have happened and he would still be here. that's my hope.
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>> reporter: the defense opened its case by called gladys dymmerman, the defendant's mother. she was also asked about the voice on that 911 call. do you know whose voice that was screaming in the background? > yes, sir. >> who whose voice was that? > my son george. >> are you certain of that? >> yes, because he's my son. >> reporter: o'mara said the jury will have to decide. >> i think they will look at both and say it's certainly what that mom hopes happened. >> reporter: all six jurors are women-- five of them are mothers e d, jeff, they will now have to decide if possible what these blnflicting beliefs from two fher mothers mean to their verdict. >> glor: mark, the big question remains, any idea if george immerman will testify? >> reporter: well, o'mara said after court today that he hadn't hee up his mind but based on asat he said in court, which is that essentially the state sdn't come close to proving its case, it's probably more likely that zimmerman will not take the itand. >> glor: mark strassmann, thank you very much.
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now, the economy and more employ are putting up the help-wanted dign. onomlabor department said today the economy added 195,000 jobs in june and 70,000 more than first reported in the previous two months. rs9,000 in april, 195,000 in may. but there were more workers competing for those new jobs for that month so the unemployment rate for june held at 7.6%. many who did find work had to settle for part time jobs and others, as ben tracy tells us, are still looking. w we need to have a great wtitude everyday because we're going to be facing a lot of listomers. irsteporter: william borders, jr., is hoping to land his first job in more than two years. the former real estate broker and financial advisor is now training to be a bus driver in los angeles. angot to belittle the job at all but did you expect yourself thbe training to drive a bus? >> no. d. .hat was so far from my mind in
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terms of employment. >> reporter: how badly do you want this job and how badly do dou need this job? >> i need it badly. i want it very badly. >> reporter: most of the new bbs added to the economy are in endustries such as leisure and hospitality, retail and health care. .any are part time. and the struggle remains for the reng-term unemployed, the 4.3 million americans without work for more than 27 weeks. did you ever stop looking? >> there was periods that i stopped because i thought, well, maybe there's just not any jobs out there. i stopped for a time over six months and i said i can't keep doing this. i've got to work. >> reporter: discouraged workers ork. borders reentering the job market is partly why the unemployment rate is unchanged. economist gus faucher. >> the reason it held steady was is we created jobs but we had more people looking for work. and that's a positive. ea indicates people are more encouraged about the labor market so they're going out and looking for jobs. >> mr. william borders!
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(applause) >> reporter: borders just completed the first part of his bus training. th he finishes the second part he may be hired by the end of the month. do you feel like you're starting over? >> yes, i do. i do feel like i'm starting over. my understanding here subpoena that the c.e.o. of the company, as aas a bus driver at one time and now he's the c.e.o. so if that's not inspiration for anyone... (laughs) ...i'm looking forward to driving a bus. forwaorter: the economy has now added private-sector jobs for 40 straight months, that's 7.2 onllion jobs in the past three and a half years. >> glor: how is unemployment compared to before the recession? >> reporter: we have a ways to go. we're looking at 7.6 unemployment. pre-recession it was 5%. the economists we talked to today said at the current pace of job growth it would take three to four years to get back. ld glor: ben tracy in los angeles, thank you. if you have a job, there's more good news in today's jobs report.
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wages were up sharply last month. the average worker earned nearly arnea week more than a year ago. weekstigators at simi valley, california, spent today looking for clues in last night's fireworks accident. gh a flash, the fourth of july celebration turned to chaos when ch fireworks went off early, injuring dozens. bigad shaban is there. >> reporter: the show had just adgun at about 9:00 local time when, without warning, the 9:eworks ignited and started blasting into the crowd. igoh, my god! go! go! >> reporter: 21-year-old paulina felt the fireworks shooting into her back. >> suddenly we see a bunch fireworks come right at us. my whole body completely collapsed. i couldn't move, i couldn't do anything. my body was shaking. >> reporter: three dozen people were hurt, many with burns or shrapnel wounds. the company that ran the show, shy fireworks, says it believes one of its shells malfunctioned causing a chain reaction which led to hundreds of other shells unsfiring into the crowd. this man captured the chaos on
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his camera. >> i felt one of them going nearby me. goeryone started running so they wouldn't get hurt from the fireworks. uldneporter: today, fire investigators took to the air and the ground to try to figure out why the shells misfired. bobby zamora was in his living room just across the street from morae the fireworks launched. >> the whole house shook. i thought we were under attack or something but it was just a loud sonic boom. >> reporter: your house literally shook? >> it shook! it could have blew me off the tround. i thought the windows were going to explode. the whole house just rattled it whs so loud. ud reporter: of the more than >>000 fireworks shells that were set to go off last night, jeff, 40% ignited. a bomb squad was called in to deactivate the rest. >> glor: bigad shaban, thank you. in seattle, investigators are , aming illegal fireworks that
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amaged 14 boats at a storm facility last night. no one was hurt but the fire caused $1.5 million in damage. no word on who set the fireworks off and no one has been arrested. fire crews in arizona have made ingnificant progress on the yarnell fire which killed 19 firefighters on sunday. sue fire is now 80% contained and is not expected to spread farther. desidents who fled their homes may be allowed back tomorrow. a memorial service for the fallen firefighters will be held on tuesday. two days after egypt's military removed president mohamed morsi, his supporters flooded the street today demanding he be reinstated. there were battles and egypt's ministry of health says at least 20 people were killed. check that, 30 people were killed, more than 200 hurt. clarissa ward is in cairo. >> reporter: under the hot noon sun, tens of thousands of supporters of ousted president morsi gathered for friday irayers. dispirited and emotional, they cried to god for help. senior muslim brother leader
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mohamed al-beltagy said there would be no retreat. "we're not going home. we're staying here until this coup is over and our president returns" he told us. even if the tanks run us over, today we'll take back our oevolution. after prayers, thousands marched to the well-guarded military barracks where they believe ntrsi is being held. the protesters were stopped at this army barricade. soldiers fired tear gas at the crowd. the demonstrators pushed forward more shots rang out and one man slumped to the ground, shot in nge head. d en we arrived, we were immediately surrounded by people who told us the troops had opened fire. although the army denied it. ened fire. although the army denied it. >> reporter: the crowd pushed forward again.
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soldiers fired a volley of tear gas. one man was carried away, rseeding from the head. n wasilitary keeps firing tear gas on the crowd. the minute the gas dissipates these people just mark right back again. military helicopters flew low taerhead, monitoring the scene. on night fell, morsi's defenders headed towards tahrir square where thousands are still celebrating the deposed president's downfall. there were violent clashes on the way. the two groups threw rocks and molotov cocktails at each other for several hours before the military intervened. the muslim brotherhood's supreme leader gave a televised address in which he implored his hllowers to remain calm, but many of morsi's supporters telieve that their president is being illegally detained and that they are being targeted. and certainly the military's actions in cairo today unlikely to do anything to change their
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minds. >> glor: clarissa, has the new president, or the military said anything about when new elections might be held? >> reporter: well, jeff, that's the question that everybody is asking but so far we don't have a definitive answer. the timeline is still very vague. we know that egypt's new president will be starting the process of forming an interim government tomorrow, just the inrst step? glo transition. >> glor: clarissa ward in cairo. thank you. edward snowden is a man without a country who is running out of options. today iceland refused to make him a citizen and a newspaper in ireland reports the u.s. has formally asked the government there to arrest snowden if he tries to pass through. the former n.s.a. contractor is wanted on espionage charges for leaking details about top secret u.s. surveillance programs. snowden has reportedly asked more than 20 countries for asylum. lor now he remains at the moscow airport. a superbug that is taking more lives and forcing states to take new action.
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pope francis names two new namess. and one of north america's most active volcanoes erupts. those stories and more when the "cbs evening news" continues.
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>> pelley: whole foods today announced the recall of cheese leat may be contaminated with listeria.
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the product in question is crave e prhers. people in several states have daten sick after eating it and one elderly person in minnesota has died. one of the most dangerous threats inside hospitals today a superbug called c.r.e.-- bacteria resistant to ttibiotics. s ofs of c.r.e. have been easing and and have now been found in at least 43 states. with more, here's dr. jon lapook. >> reporter: in 2010, barbara thom had brain surgery that successfully removed a benign tumor. weeks later, she was back in the he watal fighting a life- threatening infection called c.r.e. ioni think the most traumatic part was seeing the infectious disease doctor and going into see him and he said "we have to admit you, i want you to go to the hospital right now. don't stop for anything." >> reporter: c.r.e. infections develop during medical care when c.cteria normally found in the cigestive track develop n tibiotic resistance and move to other parts of the body.
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dr. lance peterson studies hospital-acquired infections. >> the danger of c.r.e. is that e.en it happens, very, very difficult to treat and very dangerous if it happens to get into our bloodstream. >> reporter: half of the bloodstream infections are fatal. c.r.e. was first identified in the united states in 2001. now c.r.e. has been found in 4.6% of all hospitals and 18% of hospitals providing long-term acute care. only nine states have mandatory datorting laws for c.r.e. >> we're seeing about two per oonth right now coming in from fe community, either other ospitals or nursing homes. or it's clearly more prevalent than it used to be. >> reporter: normally, it takes days to identify a positive case by growing bacteria in the lab. but north shore has developed a special d.n.a. test that finds c.r.e. in just two to three hours. three years after getting afected, barbara thom is still taking antibiotics.
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a i have it, i can't get rid of it, i don't know what the future will be. >> reporter: c.r.e. is still relatively rare compared to other hospital-acquired sho the c.d.c. believes hospitals should put in aggressive programs now to limit further spread. prevention is key, because there's no effective antibiotic treatment. recovery depends largely on a patient's immune system. dr. jon lapook, cbs news, new york. >> glor: starting this week, new >> g state is requiring all sspitals to report any case of c.r.e. on china's east coast, the yellow sea has turned green. what's it all about? algae! beaches are buried knee deep in algae produce bade combination of warm water and fertilizer runoff from farms. the algae is not dangerous but only a few people were brave enough to swim in it. pope francis is about to bestow the catholic church's highest honor on two of its icedecessors. that story is next. sors.
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enjoy the relief! >> glor: an historic day in rome. pope francis and pope emeritus benedict appeared togethering in the vatican gardens as francis issued his first encyclical. the letter to bishops was largely written by benedict before he stepped down in february. the vatican also announced that an acis is making two of his predecessors saints.
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john paul ii was pope from 1978 until 2005. his spiritual leadership helped ring down communism in eastern europe, including in his native poland. francis said for the second time john paul's intercession lead to a miracle-- the curing of a costa rican woman suffering from ufcerebral aneurysm. reo miracles are required for sainthood but francis also approved the canonization of pope john xxiii, though only one d tocle is attributed to him. john reigned from 1958 to '63 and convened the second vatican council which reformed the church. his body is on display in st. peter's basilica. djoint canonization for john silii and john paul ii is expected later this year. ae of mexico's most active volcanoes erupted again this week sending ash and rock a mile into the air. the plume drifted over mexico city about 40 miles away. u.s. airlines canceled dozens of flights in and out of the capital yesterday and today the tah the damage jet engines.
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of a growing crop is a wast >> glor: finally tonight, there ony not be much you can count on but the sun will rise and set everyday. sed in one place, as that sun tes down, we can also be sure a n, weiar sound will fill the air. steve hartmann has an encore edition of "on the road." >> reporter: right when the sun calls it a day and starts setting on the puget sound residents of this neighborhood in tacoma, washington, say they sart hearing music. s ne time, same 24 notes. a lot of people say it's the most poignant melody they've ever heard. >> when you hear the first note, everything in our house comes to a complete halt. people stop and go out. >> and i kind of let it wash out. me. >> reporter: although the notes shve been played before-- for military funerals to boy scout campfires-- rarely do you hear
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"taps" coming from a back porch in a suburban neighborhood. >> i'm not aware of anything but the fact that i'm trying to play it as best as i can, do a good job. >> reporter: don brittain has en p playing trumpet since he was a kid and was even in a band for a while, but he's never taken as seriously as he does now. every morning, the 79-year-old retired aerospace worker checks the paper to see when sunset is and everyone afternoon he rfactices for his nightly performance. bee been doing this for the past three years. partly to show his appreciation for our military. >> to support our guys over there fighting. >> reporter: did you serve in the war? >> no, i had polio when i was a kid so i couldn't serve. >> reporter: for him, that was one of the worst things about polio. >> i would have served in a tart beat. you bet. >> reporter: yet his ritual is only partly for soldiers. it's also for his neighbors who now take it just as seriously as
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he does. as soon as they hear don start they come out and stand at attention. >> it seems to move people. it has an effect on them. >> it's just very emotional for on usts beautiful. >> we appreciate it. >> reporter: in our everyday eporter:ives, there's almost nothing that gets people to stop like this, to honor, or just reflect. but here in tacoma they spent 24 notes nightly doing exactly tly doin steve hartman, "on the road", in tacoma, washington. >> glor: that is the "cbs evening news" for tonight. scott will be along sunday on ht. minutes" and he'll be back here on monday. i'm jeff glor. i'll see you on the sunday i'm evening news. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. i'm so glad to be back to work but i wish we got -- we settled it. >> the yellow tape is gone. tonight bart trains are rolling again. but the dispute is far from over. good evening, i'm allen martin. >> i'm anne makovec in for elizabeth cook. here's something we haven't seen in nearly a week. bart is back on track tonight and mobile5 is on board headed for san francisco. started in fremont just past union city. trains started moving again three hours ago after bart aand its unions agreed to a temporary contract extension. we have team coverage. don knapp is watching the evening commute and linda yee is keeping an eye on the contract talks. they have a lot to work out still. >> reporter: they're far apart on the issues, but right now, the governor asked for a 30-day
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truce between the sides and the let the trains run and get back to the table and seriously negotiate. but both sides agree they are so far apart, they were never close to a deal. so the option of a strike is still out there. bart is back for now. workers checked out stations before re-opening this afternoon. but after three days of marathon talks, the state's labor secretary made it clear last night. >> the battle's not over. the job's not done. >> reporter: the 30-day truce is fragile at best. union negotiators said despite all those hours of bargaining this week, bart never discussed critical issues. >> not money issues, not substantive economic issues. >> reporter: nothing that could get you contract? >> correct. >> the economic package was certainly discussed in this week's negotiations. we are still very far apart. that's at the heart of this. >> reporter: the main problem? the unions want higher pay raises to make up for four years of a wage freeze. bart wants workers to pay more into healthcare and start contributing to their pensions.

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