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updates always on cbssf.com as we think cool thoughts. see new 30 minutes. captioning sponsored by cbs >> quijano: the president's new low. a new poll shows president trump esth the lowest six month approval rating of any president in decades. otso tonight iran says it has locked up another american. die state department calls for his immediate release. as wildfires rage in the west, the company that owns the world's largest firefighting plane claims federal officials are keeping it grounded. d rrifying video shows two young women and a little boy being mowed down by a car. they survived and now they're telling their story. and get ready for another o.j. simpson media circus as the fallen football star gets another shot at parole. this is the "cbs weekend news."
>> quijano: good evening, i'm elaine quijano. this is our western edition. on thursday president trump will mark six months in office with the lowest approval rating of any president going back 70 years. a new national poll out today shows just 36% of americans approve of mr. trump's job performance so far. the president's disapproval rating has jumped to 58%. the president shrugged off the poor grades with a tweet "the abc/washington post poll even though almost 40%, is not bad at this time. whereas just about the most inaccurate poll around election time." errol barnett has more from the weekend white house, mr. trump's golf club in new jersey. >> reporter: protesters opposed es the u.s. women's open being held at president trump's golf course took their message to the jeads of bedminister, new jersey, this weekend. but this morning, mr. trump thanked his supporters and accused so called fake news
media of scorning his son. >> very troubling. and obviously moves our whole investigation to another level. >> reporter: donald trump, jr.'s meeting at trump tower last year which included top campaign staff and russians linked to the kremlin is being scrutinized in vishington. vice chair of the senate intelligence committee mark warner. >> i want to hear from everyone in that meeting, and get their wrsion of the story. rtat we've seen is a constant effort to hide contacts with russians. we've seen this pattern repeat itself. >> reporter: the president was hso dealt a setback this weekend on his wish to repeal leamacare. leader mitch mcconnell delayed an upcoming vote on the senate bill while john mccain recovers from emergency surgery to remove a blood clot above his left eye. the better care act needs almost unanimous gop support which it does not yet have. >> for all republicans' complaints about the death spiral of obamacare, they don't ax it, they simply subsidize
with taxpayer money which i don't agree with at all. >> this bill would make sweeping and deep cuts in the medicaid program which has been a safety net program on the books for more than 50 years. >> reporter: now president trump did get some good news today in the form of a "washington post" abc news poll which found that slightly more americans agree with his handling of the economy than disagree. however, 48% strongly disapprove of his performance overall. a level never reached by mr. trump's two democratic predecessors. elaine? >> quijano: errol barnett, thanks, and cbs news chief washington correspondent john dickerson joins us from face the nation moderator john dickerson joins us from washington, we see a drip of information on this fssia collusion story. how much of a turning point were elese emails released by donald trump, jr.? rt i think it was a turning point for two important reasons. first, the facts. the president's son was engaged
in doing something that top officials including the vice president said no one in the campaign had done. and he even asked the question of when anyone did was offensive. so that is the first problem with the facts of the case. ha's further complicated by the fact that this is the president's flesh and blood, who operates outside of the white house. de how does the white house defend somebody who they're not really, it's not their job to defend him. but where everything that happens with respect to the president's son, does have a real impact on the president and his agenda. >> quijano: well, i want to ask you about health care as well, john. senate majority leader mitch tconnell announced saturday that the senate will delay a vote on the health-care bill while senator mccain recovers from surgery. how do you think the delay will affect the bill's chances in the senate? >> well, the problem is that there is a very narrow margin that mitch mcconnell has to get. he can only lose two republicans wh get this bill passed and he's itt a lot more than two who have problems with it. that is not really going to be solved by more time.
r ey may find a way to twist some arms and offer some more goodies but we heard from rand aful today that he's not going to sign on so they can only afford to lose one more. >> quijano: john dickerson in washington for us, thanks very much. iran said today it has locked up another american on spying charges. the state department is calling for his immediate release. debora patta has the story from our london bureau. >> reporter: although information is not exactly being forthcoming from iran, this is naat we do know about the foreign national found guilty of spying. iranian state media has named him as 37 year old chinese- american xiyue wang, a princeton university academic who was anducting historical research in iran. ert officials accuse him of gathering information under the direct guidance of the u.s. and for this he has been sentenced to ten years in an iranian jail. releasing scant information
about prisoners is nothing new in iran. "washington post" journalist jason rezaian was one of the most high profile u.s. citizens found guilty of espionage. jater his release he described how he was deliberately lied to for his jailers. >> for much of the 18 months i was in prison my iranian interrogators told me that "the washington post" did not exist. that no one knew of my plight, and that the united states government would not lift a finger for my release. >> reporter: in fact, there was a global effort to free rezaian culminating in his release in january 2016. rezaian was released as part of a u.s./iran prisoner swap during the obama presidency. the terms of the deal were criticized by then candidate trump, now it will be the trump wiministration that has to wrestle with exactly how to deal with this latest imprisonment, elaine? >> quijano: debora patta, thanks.
flooding is still a major problem in the upper midwest. in northern illinois the fox river is expected to keep rising until tuesday. veople in the area say it is the worst flooding they've seen in decades. near payson, arizona, at least eight people were killed this weekend when a flash flood swept l rough a swimming hole. several others are missing. officials say they had no hrning. tey heard a roar and then flood waters slammed through the canyon. wewerful storms damaged buildings and knocked out power across the phoenix area. stzens of wildfires continue to rage in at least ten western states. a fire near santa barbara, california, destroyed at least y buildings. and now the company that owns the world's largest firefighting plane claims federal officials are keeping it grounded putting homes at risk. here is mireya villarreal. >> reporter: firefighters are using every tool, waging war on the whittier fire just north of santa barbara, california.
>> a lot of uncertainty, but you're going to be in another firefight today. ir reporter: after more than a week, this wildfire is still going strong, consuming more van 18,000 acres of land. newly released dashcam video shows crews trying to reach a group of trapped campers blocked ay a wall of fire. friday night the flames exploded again forcing more people to leave their homes. >> so now it's rush, rush, wpack the house because i don't know if it will be here when i ort back. >> reporter: the body of the blaze has stayed hidden in the hills of the santa ines ouuntains making it difficult for firefighters on the ground th get up close. dhey have relied on a fleet of 16 helicopters and four fixed wing planes to make air drop as long the rugged terrain. the largest is a dc-10 that can douse flames with up to 12,000 gallons of fire suppressant. but city is the supertanker supable of dumping more than
19,000 gallons of liquid at a time. the boeing 747 was converted from a passenger plane into a fire-fighting tool. that's been used in israel and chile. in a proposed contract, the u.s. forest service would limit firefighting aircraft to 5,000 gallons of suppressant leaving global supertankers powerhouse nkere grounded for now. the global supertanker did have permission to work in the u.s. ig an interim permit but that recently expired right before the start of wildfire season. u.aine, the company is now filing a protest with the u.s. forest service. >> quijano: mireya villarreal, thanks. ugfive year old boy who survived a terrifying car accident caught on surveillance cameras may never walk again. the boy was crossing the street with his older sister and a cousin earlier this month when they were hit by a speeding car. tonight those young women are telling their story. we warn you, this video is graphic and may be difficult for some to watch.
here's paul beban. >> reporter: it is a horrifying moment, two young women and a boy sent flying. >> when i saw the lights like right before my eyes, and i remember the car hitting me on my right side on my pelvis. >> reporter: that is 18 year old carla mendoza, you can see her in front of the car, show getting up. her 20 year old cousin jackie inlasquez flung into the other ione lies crumpled unconscious, but what you cannot see is edrla's little brother jonathan pinned under the front bumper. >> i don't think i can see my cousin in the eyes, you know, because i caused her this pain. ng reporter: the three were walking home after getting ice cream and playing in the park. the women say they looked both ways and that they thought the cr would stop, at the last second you can see them grab jonathan and brace for impact. >> it was so close. it was not their time, yet. just missed. >> reporter: amazingly all three carvived. carla and jackie are home recovering from internal injuries and broken bones but days after the accident,
innathan can't move his legs and mamains in the hospital with major spinal injury. >> i feel like i caused my little brother this pain. all i want was to go out and enjoy and have fun at the park. n reporter: he was set to start s ndergarten in the fall. his family says he will need months of therapy but they're hopeful. is he wiggling his toes and poiling, eager to go home. itnations are pouring in to a gofundme site to help pay for jonathan's treatment and hopefully get this beloved le ile boy back on his feet. people in this oakland neighborhood say this intersection is notoriously dangerous. they want the city to put up signs and flashing lights, one official says that should be a no brainer. now elaine, this was not a hit and run. nee driver did stop and get out erd jackie and carla are wishing him well. >> quijano: terrifying video, paul beban, thanks so much. this thursday o.j. simpson is due before a nevada parole board nearly nine years into a maximum ed year sentence for armed robbery. once again, it's a legal drama drawing a lot of media attention.
here's tony dokoupil. >> i have not had any instances despite all the stories in the tabloids. >> reporter: o.j. simpson intched himself as a model inmate, evading trouble like tacklers on the way to football hall of fame. >> and i gave them my word that i would try to be-- or would be the best prisoner they have ever had here. >> reporter: in 2013 he won parole on a portion of his charges stemming from a bungled robbery. n ursday he will be eligible to outparole outright. w, you know, i'm just sorry that all of this had to happen. b reporter: the crime that put atmpson behind bars has origins in the slow speed chase that kicked off simpson's first major trial for allegedly killing nicole brown simpson and ron goldman. >> if it doesn't fit, you must acquit. >> reporter: simpson was found >>t guilty. >> orenthal james simpson not guilty of the crime of murder. >> reporter: but he lost a $33.5 million wrongful death lawsuit and had to sell some of his own sport memorabilia, some of which he says was stolen.
>> my crime was trying to retrieve from my family my own opoperty. so reporter: so simpson broke into a room at the palace akation hotel in las vegas and tried to make off with simpson inmorabilia. ssstead he got 33 years in prison with the possibility of parole after nine. he will have to convince the nevada board of parole commissioners that he deserves to rejoin a free world where after emmy and oscar-winning tv shows about his life, he's as famous as ever. >> you want to make this a black >>ing, i'm not black, i'm o.j. >> i thank you for your statement. >> we are going to take a look at your risk assessment. on reporter: the board says its n cision will come down to simpson's score on an 11 factor risk assessment. if he wins, simpson could go free as soon as october 1. tony dokoupil, cbs news, new york. >> quijano: roger federer made history at wimbledon today, a few weeks short of his 36th birthday, federer became the first man to win eight wimbledon championships. e d the oldest to win one in the
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>> quijano: more than a million ion le have visited the national museum of african-american history and culture since it opened last september but one exhibit is striking a cord with visitors who describe it as delicious. here again, errol barnett. >> we go through over 600 pounds of chicken a day, a hundred pounds of catfish a day, oxtail, ep0 pounds. >> reporter: jerome grant is the executive chef at the bustling sweet home cafe, inside washington's newest museum. >> what are you still out of? >> reporter: grant, the son of a iblipino mother and african american father calls sweet home cafe an edible exhibit.
can- lot of people associate african-american food with-- we are more than southern food, african-americans are some of the-- behind american food whether we were saves or-- we were in the kitchen, we were in the kitchens in the stable houses, we were-- help develop what american food is. hi reporter: while southern favorites like fried chicken are on the 50 item menu you will also find oysters made famous by new yorker thomas downing. >> reporter: the 35 member staff serve up to 3,000 meals per day. it is an immense operation. still it is also something special. >> what did you get. >> red beans and rice, and some fish, and cornbread. >> i can't tell the difference.
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r bstermen in maine hauled in a record catch last year, so why are lobster lovers feeling pinched by high prices. ron dahler cracks the case. >> reporter: if there was an official food of summer, the lobster roll would be a lead contender. >> it's the essence of summer. >> reporter: and it is not just in new england. you can now get an authentic maine lobster roll pretty much anywhere around the u.s >> we have your box ready. >> reporter: as demand for this delicacy gone up, so has its price. >> two years ago or even last year it was cheap and now its' las to being a little more of a luxury. >> reporter: tom martin is artist one of 6,000 licensed lobstermen benefiting from an underwater population explosion. last year maine lobstermen ulled up a record 130 million pounds, that is nearly double what they were bringing in ten rears ago. >> the catch keeps going up and the demand keeps going up a attle faster. p the price stays up. >> it is good, obviously really good for the fishermen. rm we haven't really seen a very strong catch yet this season but that could change any day now.
>> looking forward to this. .> reporter: as demand has exploded worldwide, especially asia, so have prices. >> when we started luke's back in 2009 we were buying lobster for $14 a pound. we are now up to $30 a pound for lobster meat. >> reporter: luke holden is a third generation lobstermen, also the entrepreneur behind luke's lobsters am they now have nre than 25 in the united states and six in japan. .f the supply is so good, why are the prices still so high? >> the demand has continued to grow at that exponential rate so now we've got a market where demand, i think is in excess of supply. >> the new culinary experience for many gaining a lot of fans. >> it is expensive but worth it. >> reporter: don dahler, cbs news, maine. >> quijano: that is the cbs weekend news for this sunday, later on cbs "60 minutes," i'm elaine quijano in new york. for all of us at cbs news, thank you for joining us and good night. captioning sponsored by cbs
snatched in broad ig the kidnapper ta now at 6:00, a heart stopping scare for a san francisco couple. their baby girl snapped in broad daylight. then the kidnapper takes off on a muni bus. good evening, i'm juliette good rich. >> i am brian hackney. the baby was taken about 9:00 this morning. she was found an hour later about five miles away. >> live near the site of the abduction, with details on how police caught up with the suspected kidnapper. joe. >> reporter: juliette, police say a woman kidnapped the baby out of a car right here along this street. right next to this south of market park. i talked to the janitor here, and he told me, he arrived just after the police were called, and that the parents were
beside themselves. >> the father was distraught. he was sobbing and walking up and down the street. >> what was he saying? >> well, he was blaming himself for losing track of the baby, because i guess he wept somewhere for just a minute, and when he came back the baby was gone. >> reporter: the parents were upset, because someone had stolen their baby girl. police put out a citywide alert. >> a 6-month-old baby was left in the car. >> the couple decided to get some water for the baby formula, and left the baby in the car seat. when they came back the baby was no longer there. >> reporter: witnesses tell police they saw a woman with the baby get on a muni bus nearby. police quickly figured out which bus, and accord nailed with the bus -- coordinated with the bus driver