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we'll see you in 30 minutes. captioning sponsored by cbs >> ninan: a e in paradise. flames engulf the upper floors of a high rise in honolulu. the apartment building did not have sprinklers. also tonight, too hot to fly. a new report says clatge is making the air worse for travelers. an suv wedged under a train with terrified passengers trapped inside. suddenly the train starts sliding them away. the dramatic rescue caught on camera. and venus williams falls short in an emotional finale after wimbledon. >> i want to thank my team who has been here for me day in and day out and my family as well. i love you guys. this is the "cbs weekend news."
>> ninan: good evening, i'm reena ninan. this is our western edition. a survivor says it was when a fire in the world famous waikiki beach. at least three people were killed and a dozen injured. the building did not have fire sprinklers. here's tony dokoupil. >> reporter: at about 2:15 p.m. on friday, fire tore through the 20th floor of this beachview highrise in honolulu. sending flames and smoke skyward as flames ran down more than 20 stories including residents, and children and the elderly ran for safety. >> it was horrendous. it was flames shooting out and black smoke. re reporter: by night fall the fire had eaten its way through the 29th floor. >> i heard three or four women's voices screaming. help me help me, help me. >> reporter: three people died and a dozen were injured before more than 100 firefighters
scrambled, and in some cases crawled into position to control one flames. honolulu fire chief manny neves says a modern automatic sprinkler system could have saved lives. >> without a doubt, if there were sprinklers in this apartment, the fire would be contained to the unit of origin. >> by the mid 1970's u.s. milding codes began to require sprinklers in all new high uises. the marco polo residence were olilt in 1971. an average of 40 people a year rae in high rise fires in the u.s. according to a recent report. the death toll is zero or near zero or near zero in buildings with an automatic sprinkler system. robert solomon is with the national fire protection association. >> having a sprinkler system can n.otect everybody that's in there and it also has the benefit of protecting the first responders who have come to save us and rescue us or to extinguish the fire should something happen. >> reporter: the high rise in london where more than 80 people nied in a fire last month also
8cked a modern sprinkler system, reena. legislators in hawaii had seviously failed to pass legislation requiring older buildings to add sprinklers, regardless of cost. erey may now reconsider. tony dokoupil, cbs news, new york. >> ninan: i certainly hope so. thank you, tony. today president trouble gave a revise republican healthcare plan a shout out on twitter. he said next the senate is going to vote on legislation to save the americans from the obamacare disaster. mr. trump is spending the weekend at his golf club in new srsey. >> reporter: president trouble >> reporter: president trump appeared in good spirits greeting guests at the women's u.s. open golf tournament at 2dminster golf course. but privately, advisers are concern about revelation of kremlin-linked attendees at a meeting at trump tower last year. the june 2016 gathering was set to be between donald trump, jr. campaign manager, paul manafort eld son-in-law jared kushner.
intermediary rob goldstone and russian lawyer natasha vitelnitskaya. suspected links to russian intelligence was also there. >> as far as you know, as far this as incident is concerned this is all of it. >> this is everything. >> the development contradicts public statements from donald trump, jr. who based on emails he released accepted the meeting hoping to receive damaging info about hillary clinton. president trump has defended his campaign's actions. >> nothing happened from the ioeting. zero happened from the meeting. and honestly i think the press made a very big deal over pmething that really a lot of people were doing. >> reporter: democrats used their weekly address to say they now have proof of collusion. >> donald trump, jr.'s emails we saw the first public evidence that the trump campaign eagerly intended to collude with russia. ag reporter: meanwhile the administration's travel ban is facing another set back. through a ruling a federal judge expanded the definition of who
is permitted entry through a bonafide relationship to include erandparents and other relatives. but attorney general jeff sessions said he will appeal that decision to the supreme court. isena. >> ninan: all right, thank you, errol. rivers continue to rise in the upper mid west following several days of heavy rain. ing ets and homes are still flooded in parts of illinois and wisconsin. flood advisory, into northern ohio. more storms could pop up in the region tonight. officials said today it appears that a sinkhole that swallowed two homes stopped growing. it opened up friday as big as a football field. no one was hurt. the cleanup is expected it takes weeks. it's across tampa and across florida. fewer ever this big. more than 40 large wild fires are burning out of control this weekend in at least seven erstern states. many of these fires were struck by lightening and are now being fueled by triple digit heat.
this summer we've seen how extreme heat can impact air anavel. sometimes it's just too hot to fly. a new study says it's going to get a loss worse for air travelers. >> reporter: record high temperatures grounded dozen of flames in phoenix where mercury approached 120 degrees in late june. too hot for some smaller regional jets to take off. >> phoenix. >> reporter: it's a problem that will occur more for example at more airports. according to a columbia university study published in the journal climate change this week. researchers predict maximum temperatures at some airports could rise between seven and 14 degrees by 2080. is that really enough to push most modern airplanes out of their operational range. >> five to ten degree average increase, yes, it faces serious operational challenges. >> reporter: he runs chkapilot.com. he says modern airliners perform best in cooler air that's more dense because it generates more lift.
as temperatures rise planes need asre speed and longer runways to take off as well as lighter loads. >> sometimes the result of all that is we can't take a whole of people or fuel. you can be prohibited from flying at all. >> reporter: according to this study in the future up to 30% of flights could face some sort of weight restriction during heat wave. at laguardia for example where runways are notoriously short a ioeing 737-800 would have to off load weight half the time during hottest days. smith says a solution would be decades away. an you can't just swap new ngines or new wings on a plane to meet whatever challenges that toimate change is going to present. we have to work into this thinking of how newer planes are conceived. >> reporter: the record high temperature here at lax is 110 degrees. the maximum operating temperatures for smaller ones is
118. you could see how that could cause problem if some of these predictions hold true. >> ninan: carter evans, thank you for that report. inere was a dramatic rescue friday in lamarque, texas. about 50 miles south of houston an suv got wedged beneath a train. but that was just the beginning of the ordeal. aen the train started moving. a police officer's body camera shows him walking up to the scene of the accident. tlice say two people were inside a dodge durango around 2:30 a.m. friday morning. when the driver ignored flashing lights at a rail crossing crashing into a pacific union train that stopped at the crossing. ate car was pinned underneath the train trapping the driver td his female passenger inside. >> i know, i know buddy, hold on we've got medics coming. >> reporter: the officer called for emergency aid and tries to calm the crash victims. >> you're fine, man, you've been in an accident. >> reporter: as the officer enies to open the vehicle the engineer apparently unaware the suv is underneath his train.
>> what the ( bleep ). >> reporter: begins to move the locomotive forward dragging the suv with it. the officer radios for help. >> call the railroad company fll them to stop moving. they're dragging this car there's people inside. >> reporter: he runs to an ambulance asking for assistance. >> tell him to stop moving they're dragging this car. shine a spotlight in their eye, do something up at the front. >> reporter: the officer runs to the side of the suv trying to calm the people inside the car. >> we're getting them to stop. >> reporter: finally a fire truck alerts the engineer. he hits the brakes, stopping the train. >> somebody physically talk to somebody. make sure they know not to keep moving again. >> reporter: police say the two people in the car were hospitalized with non- threatening injuries and alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. venus williams fell short of history in an emotional finale at wimbledon.
>> reporter: it was supposed to be venus williams writing an unlikely story for the ages but ended williams' hope at the age of 37 to win at wimbledon in a century. williams was gracious in defeat deshing her sister serena expecting her child had been there. >> i miss you. i tried my best to do same things you do but i think there will be other opportunities. i do. >> reporter: the last time williams won wimbledon was nearly a decade ago. ance then things have not been easy. she was diagnosed with sjogren's syndrome which saps energy and causes joint pain. >> as an athlete and you have fatigue that's tough.
s> reporter: before this tournament she was in car accident in which one person oued. last week police cleared her of any wrongdoing but at a recent 4ress conference the trauma had clearly taken its toll. >> there are really no words to describe like how devastating and, yeah. i'm completely speechless. ndd it's just ... maybe i should go. >> reporter: the 23 year old muguruza already knows what it's like to lose to a williams sister. she lost to serena two years ago but today she experienced what it was like to beat one. on sunday eyes on the main final at wimbledon as roger federer takes on marin. if he wins tomorrow he will be the first man to claim eight wimbledon titles.
>> ninan: a report this week by a grand jury in california strongly urges the police to pse up on high speed car chases which put bystanders at risk. a report from the car chase capital, los angeles. >> look at that. look at that. >> reporter: the happens here almost daily. high speed chases sometimes reaching more than a hundred miles per hour. up above just about every police pursuit on the streets of los angeles is helicopter reporter.
>> my biggest fear is somebody is really going to get hurt or die or there's going to be some extremely innocent person injured. >> look at the kid, look at the kid. >> reporter: for good reason because the new l.a. grand jury report which analyzed more than 400 police chases over one year. resulting in people being injured, three people died. more than 90% were in response to non-violent crimes. each near miss raises the likelihood for whapp 15 year old jack phoenix killed while crossing the street by a suspected car thief fleeing the lapd at 90 miles per hour. >> the lapd needs to acknowledge what they did and apologize. >> reporter: nick phoenix is jack's father. do you think these pursuits need to happen. >> i do not. it's incredibly dangerous for a car to tear through town and ncen they're going to chase the owr and encourage that? it's crazy.
>> reporter: officer umberto imenez says people have nothing to lose so they might as well be famous or notorious. >> i think some people do think that way. and it's not fair. >> that's it right there, right there. >> reporter: the grand jury faulted a lack of proper training and found that most trrsuits are unnecessary. while officers want to go ahead and catch the criminal, if the suspect is deemed to be not dangerous, it may be best to peel off instead of continuing the chase. cbs news los angeles. >> ninan: still ahead, a lawyer is shot. his girlfriend admits she pulled the trigger. was it self defense or love gone bad? 48 hours is on the case. was itself defense or love gone bad. 48 hours is on the case. >
>> ninan: tonight on "48 hours" the extraordinary case of a young woman who claims she fatally shot her boyfriend a successful lawyer in self- defense. but investigators say it was rejection that pushed her over the edge. peter van sant has the story. >> reporter: on october 12th, 2012, shayna hubers shot her on again/off again boyfriend ryan poston six times. >> 911.
>> ma'am, i have ... i killed my boyfriend in self-defense. >> reporter: police escorted heayna to the station where for remost three hours the 21 year old told anyone who would listen that she shot 29 year old ryan because she felt her life was in bnger. >> reporter: but prosecutor michelle snodgrass believes that this was cold blooded murder and that the motivating factor was shayna's relentless obsession with the handsome lawyer. >> she wouldn't stop texting him. obsessively texting him. she showed up on an unsolved crime. >> reporter: by the fall of 2012 authorities believed the swaying had reached a breaking point. ryan had made plans for the weekend that did not include shayna.
>> in her mind, this was a failure of sorts. shayna didn't fail. >> she was moving when she's shots were fired. >> reporter: but the defense argues that ryan had a violent temper and shayna's mother sharon hubers says investigators abe wrong about her daughter. er shayna hubers is not a otrderer. no she is not. >> ninan: you can see peter's full report tonight on 48 hours right here on cbs. up next it cost $3 million and can top 260 miles an hour. who wants to drive? hour. who wants to drive?
>> ninan: we end tonight in greenwich connecticut where a transportation correspondence cliff vanally took a spin in the fastest car. take a look at the bugatti chiron. the new bugatti chiron is designed to get your attention. >> you better hit the gas. >> reporter: and like a fighter jet -- but that need for speed -esn't come cheap.
you'll need to be in the tom cruise or jamie foxx tax bracket to afford one. axat am i going to spend if i want a bugatti. >> $3.3. >> reporter: $3.3 million. >> correct. >> you got one of the cars to work right especially the limited edition. you get a car which is the most powerful most beautiful and most luxurious car in the world. our customer want an average of a-35 cars and they want to make it a pinnacle in their collection. >> reporter: relaunched in the late 90's by volkswagen the sugatti name traces its history to itori bugatti who built cars under the mantra no car could be too beautiful or expensive. today bugatti's are individually built in france where every detail where the carbon fiber skin to the color of the hand sewn stitching can be compromise.
the 1500 horsepower 16 cylinder engine is the fastest in the world. they had to cap the top speed at 261 miles an hour for safety reasons. how fast could it go if you tidn't have to limit the speed. >> we don't know that. >> how is the gas mileage. >> that's a very good question. we don't consider that. no customers ask about at that time. >> reporter: the car comes with rsur years free maintenance. for the same three million you could buy nine average american homes give 13 kids an ivy league education or buy a rolls royce phantom for each day of the week eut a harvard degree can't do this. >> under two and-a-half seconds. that's fast. >> reporter: butch leizinger is the official driver. yes, that's a real job. bugatti did make one compromise.
they let me drive it. >> very little throttle. >> i was being conservative because it's not my $3 million. >> reporter: it feels like luxury and performs like a epssile. like most people on the plan planet i'll never been able to afford it. if you want to own one of these you have to be patient. right now there's a three, three and-a-half year long waiting list but you'll be about 140 owners in the u.s. one thing you don't get for $3 million, very much trunk space. kris van cleave, cbs news, greenwich, connecticut. >> ninan: for $3 million someone else gets the groceries. that's the cbs weekend news. et continue news on our streaming channel, cbsn and rssnews.com. i'm reena ninan. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
this is stay kpix5 news. now at 6, an experimental plane nose dives into a bay area vineyard and the pilot walks away. heading to the water to escape the heat? look before you leave. what's lurking in bay area swimming holes that could make you sick. and paving the way for much needed housing in the bay area. one lawmaker wants to cut through the red tape to get more projects off the ground. >> it is a new approach to easing the bay area housing crunch. we have the story about how some protestors are pushing back. >> you've heard of not in my backyard. now a new movement is watching on, yes in my backyard. they're holding a three day conference in oakland on how to
build more housing. >> the keynote speaker today was scott weiner. he talked about removing certain zoning restrictions. >> being pro housing is progressive and obstructing housing is not progressive. >> the organizers and attendees were mostly young activists. a small group of progressive activists protested outside of of the conference, saying they're selling out and teaming up with billionaire developers to gentrify oakland. >> i quick my tech job to do this full time. i left a six figure salary to do this. >> they believe that this will need to lower rents and less homelessness, but protestors don't agree with th