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our top story at six-thirty: the president's own personal attorney denying mr. trump is under you're watching kpix 5 news. >> the president is not and has not been under investigation. >> our top story at 6:30, the president's own personal attorney denying mr. trump is under investigation before being forced back off, to back off. that statement even more stunning given that the president himself tweeted he was under investigation. >> sorting it all out melissa caen gets some legal insight. >> reporter: today president trump's personal lawyer told cbs' "face the nation" that the president is not under
investigation by the justice department. >> the president is not and has not been under investigation. >> reporter: but when pressed by fox sunday host chris wallace, he admitted that he doesn't actually know whether the president is being investigated. >> i have been crystal clear that the president is not and has not been under investigation. i don't think i can be any clearer than that. >> you don't know -- >> i can't read their minds. >> reporter: on wednesday "the washington post" reported that the president is under investigation, and friday the president tweeted i am being investigated for firing the fbi director by the man who told me to fire the fbi director. witch hunt. >> you have to trace the money. >> reporter: uc hastings law professor rory little is a former federal prosecutor. he said the president could be investigated for things other than firing the fbi director. >> we know that hacking costs money. they are going to have to follow the money, and that is
mueller's focus, is the russian hacking. he is following the money. a lot of the money in russia may tie back to the white house and the white house interests. >> reporter: special counsel mueller hired 13 lawyers, including one with an interesting specialty. >> one of his hires to this office, 13 lawyers, is international money-laundering prosecutor. >> reporter: but he says mueller will probably have to hire even more lawyers. >> in a national election, they say some 30 states may have been hacked into. that's a massive enterprise to undertake to investigate that. 13 lawyers is not enough. the fbi is presumably involved. it's a sprawling investigation. >> reporter: in the newsroom, melissa caen. breaking news out of london where a vehicle has hit a group of pedestrians leaving several casualties. there is no word on how many or how badly they are hurt. it happened just after midnight london time. so it was about two and a half hours ago. police say one person has been
arrested. right now there are no details on the possible motive. the incident comes only weeks after terrorists drove a van into a crowd of people on london bridge. in that incident eight people were killed and many more were wounded in the attacks that followed. meanwhile, we are getting a new look inside the charred grenfell tower in london. detectives released these images as they continue to investigate the deadly fire what is feared to have killed at least 58 people. the government says materials used was flammable and banned in the u.k. the company that provided it maintains it was all legal. a horrible tragedy in portugal. a raging forest fire infield a mountain road trapping people in their cars and killing at least 62. drone video shows burned-out vehicles in the region about 125 miles northeast of lisbon. authorities are searching homes in the area for more possible victims. the country's prime minister says the death toll is expected
to rise. the navy has identified the seven sailors killed when the uss fitzgerald collided with a cargo ship off the coast of japan. two are from southern california. roxanna saberi has more on the damage to the destroyer. >> reporter: as navy divers search the flooded sleeping cabins of the uss fitzgerald on sunday they discovered the remains of several missing sailors. >> we have found a number of -- the remains of a number of our missing shipmates and our deepest sympathies go out to the families of those shipmates. >> reporter: he declined to say how many bodies were recovered, but the search for the ship's seven missing sailors has ended. >> it was traumatic. as to how much warning they had, i don't know. >> reporter: many crew members were sleeping early saturday when the destroyer collided with a much larger filipino container ship. two sleeping areas where over 100 crew members were severely damaged letting water flood
inside. the crew fought to keep the warship floating as tugboats towed it back to shore. >> the heroic efforts of the ship's crew, they prevented the ship from sinking last night. >> reporter: three people on board were medically evacuated, including the ship's commanding officer bryce benson, who is in stable condition. the collision took place in one of the world's busiest waterways. the u.s. and japan are investigating the cause. roxanna saberi for cbs news, new york. louisiana congressman steve scalise is improving in the hospital after being wounded in last week's shooting at a congressional baseball practice in virginia. the house majority whip's condition has been upgraded from critical to serious. scalise was shot in the hip on wednesday as he and fellow republicans practiced for a charity game. the hospital says he had another surgery yesterday and he is now talking more with family. scalise posted a father's day message on his twitter account. it includes pictures with his
wife and kids saying, this father's day, quote, has special meaning for the scalise family. a nationwide start-up is accused of ripping off babysitters who use its website to find work. only on 5, they say they have been cheated out of months of pay. >> i really love this jobnd i love working with my families. >> reporter: mikaela has been working as a babysitter employed through wonder sitter. >> this is convenient. it was flexible. it was such a great job for a college young student who has child care experience. >> reporter: wonder sitter was functioning like an airbag inflator b and b for babysitters, hooking up families with sitters. the families pay wonder sitter and wonder sitter pays the babysitters. mikaela says she hasn't been paid since may. she claims they owe her over $3,000. mikaela is not alone. suzanne says wonder sitter owes her $450. >> april 3rd was the last time that i received payment. >> reporter: there is even a
facebook group with a running spreadsheet of how much sitters claim wonder sitter owes them. the combined tab is already over $70,000. >> like i can't do anything. >> reporter: carol bean is with legal aid. she says it's a common problem. >> if you are an employee, you're absolutely entitled to a prompt payment of wages and that means being paid usually twice a month. >> reporter: last year the law changed allowing employees to go after not only the business, but owner, officer, directors, and managing agents personally. on its website wonder sitter tauts their experience as a babysitter growing up in pacific heights. we tried to track her down at the company's corporate address. an apartment in diamond heights. rose wasn't home and according to neighbors hasn't been in a while. >> she is away. >> reporter: we uncovered wonder sitter's status with the state franchise tax board has
been suses spended since 2014. carol with legal aid at work has that advice. >> so often when you think you're owed is usually a fraction of what you're entitled to under the law. there are lots of consequences for not being paid your wages. >> wonder sitter operates in 13 cities across the u.s. according to the franchise tax board they should have stopped doing business three years ago when their license was suspended. we have a legal drinking age, voting age, and driving age. what about a smartphone age? the state where it could happen. and a new generation of military drones is being built right here in california. we got a preview of what they can do.
drones.. made right here in california. the military just unveiled its latest class of unmanned attack drones made right here in california. danielle nottingham got a rare behind-the-scenes look at what they can do. >> reporter: this is the mq9 reaper. the u.s. air force's latest remotely-piloted aircraft. the attack drone is replacing an older model, which will be retired next year. the mq9 is equipped with high- definition sensors and more firepower. and with a larger payload it can carry thousands of pounds of missiles and bombs and fly up to 24 hours without refueling. >> it's larger. it flies faster, high, and has
an upgraded camera. >> reporter: each drone weighs two and a half tons. despite the massive size, it can be disassembled and pack into a single container to ship around the world. the mq9 is used for more than surveillance and attack missions. the heat-seeking technology can be a big boost to fighting wildfires. this is video of the older mq1 drone helping to battle the rim fire in 2013. one of the largest wildfires in california history. >> we were able to fly at night with our infrared cameras. we could see through the smoke, which allows you to give them quick information so that they can plan more effectively. >> reporter: the mq9 cost about $11 million each. danielle nottingham, cbs news, march air reserve base, california. colorado could become the first state in the nation to prohibit smartphone sales to children. a denver-area doctor is leading the campaign to ban sales to anyone under the age of 13. that comes on the heels of new
guidelines by the american academy of pediatrics to restrict screen time for kids. the proposed ballot measure will need 300,000 ballot signatures to make the ballot. california gun owners are facing a catch-22 tonight. >> the state wants them to register their weapons. there is just one problem. there is no registry. >> a lot of gun owners are complaining they can't register them and the holdup is in your office. >> coming up on 5, the blame game over california's new assault weapon rifles rule. >> and when will it end? the high pressure, the hot temperatures, and the relief in sight. we will have the forecast for you when we come back. [ birds chirping ]
are polluting our environment. [ sniffing ] [ seagulls squawking ] power outages we told you about earlier in the newscast: tens of thousands now in the dark across th we want to update you on those widespread power outages we told you about earlier in the newscast. tens of thousands now in the dark across the bay area. that includes more than 5,000 people in livermore. 3,000 in pleasanton. many more in the san mateo and san jose areas. obviously, a lot of people
running their air conditioners today, but at this point there is no official word on whether the excessive heat is the cause of those outages. we have a call into pg&e. we will update you as soon as we know. >> i think weather is a good bet with numbers well above 100 inland today. no surprise. heat advisories posted right through thursday. numbers tomorrow will be cooler. that's the good news. nevertheless, inland they will be in the low 100s. in the south bay in the 90s for monday. they will stay that way pretty much the rest of the week. there is diablo. santa rosa snaps a record with 106 today. broke that record by 10 degrees. concord was up to 108. that's a record. pleasanton 109. san mateo 101. in san francisco 88 degrees. that's a record. san jose 103. that's a record. so unusual heat for the bay area. it's still warm in concord. 104. high pressure is still anchored over the west coast. it will float over the state for the next five days.
so our afternoon highs continue in the mid-60s at the beach. near 100 degrees inland. a couple degrees either side. that mild ocean breeze will keep the coastline cool all week. it won't be quite as hot on monday. concord a near 100 degrees. sunnyvale at 88. milpitas at 88 degrees. in the east bay still plenty warm. down right hot with numbers of slightly above 100 degrees. north bay will range from the mid-80s to the low 90s and still plenty hot for ukiah. 104 degrees. clearlake 104 as well. in the extended forecast monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, every day near 100 degrees inland. around the bay relatively cool with 80 degrees and at the shoreline downright frigid before next weekend we get a break. i think we will take one right now. we'll be right back.
worshipers leaving a mosque. that happened about midnight london time. we don't yet have a precise number other than to say there are a number of casualties. you remember it was three weeks ago terrorists drove a van into a crowd of people on london bridge. eight people were killed. meantime, tens of thousands of gun owners in california are in legal limbo tonight because of the state's newly expanded assault weapons ban. >> only on 5, allen martin found out it has to do with delays in implementing the law. delays no one wants to take responsibility for. >> reporter: for years ar's have been weapon of choice at this shooten range in vacaville. but owner travis morgan says this year it's different. >> nobody is sure what the law's gonna be, how it's gonna be, when it's gonna be written, what you've got to register.
it slowed down. >> reporter: that's because a new law makes many of the guns he once sold and many of his customers still use illegal. until this year ar rifles equipped with so-called bullet buttons were exempt from california's assault weapon ban even though they have a detachable magazine with the features of a military-style gun. that's because you need a tool, usually a bullet, to release the magazine rather than just the push of a finger, making them slower to reload. but that didn't slow down the san bernardino shooters in december of 2015. they managed to gun down 36 people in a span of three minutes. so lawmakers in sacramento took action, closing what the department of justice now calls a loophole in the law. now bullet button ars can no longer be sold. there is an exemption for people who lawfully owned them before the beginning of the
year. >> last time mr. brown vetoed it. this time he didn't. he is a lame duck this season. he can't run again. so he signed it. >> reporter: there are thousands, if not tens of thousands, of legally owned ars in california right now. but beginning january 1st, an ar with a bullet button is either gonna have to be modified or registered with the state to remain legal. the problem is you can't even register an ar right now. >> they don't know how to implement the loose. >> reporter: he is with the firearms policy coalition. a group that lobbies for gun owner rights in california. he says the new law requires the doj to come up with new regulations before it can open up an electronic registration system. so far the agency has failed to do that. that is leaving law-abiding gun owners who want to register but can't in a catch-22. >> at the end of december, on the eve of new year's eve, they
tried to sneak the regulations past the public through the administrative process with no public input whatsoever. when they found out they weren't gonna be able to get away with that, they pulled them back. >> reporter: this man says it's the other way around. >> the gun lobbies use their typical delay tactics. >> reporter: he blames pushback from the gun lobby, including threats of lawsuits, for the delay. >> the california legislature specifically passed a law in the assault weapon law to say that california's department of justice doesn't have to go through the public comment and red tape. >> the attorney general, allen martin. >> reporter: we call with the attorney general, the man in charge of implementing the new law. a lot of gun owners are complaining they can't register them and the holdup is in your office. >> we will issue regulations. they have been a little
delayed. because of the transition in attorneys general, it took a little longer. we're gonna make sure that the process is one that is respectful of responsible gun owners. >> reporter: back in vacaville travis isn't holding his breath and he says neither are his customers. >> a lot of the guys are gone. >> reporter: he now sells modify ars. stripped of military-style features like a collapsible stock, flash suppressor or forward pistol grip, they are no longer considered assault weapons. >> you don't got to register it. you're done. >> there is late word from sacramento that the registration deadline will most likely be pushed back to july of 2018. thanks for watching. "60 minutes" is next. see you back here at 11:00. have a great evening. stay cool.
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