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captioning sponsored by cbs >> brown: protests against the summit. >> german authorities sent out 15 how the police to try to keep them under control. >> brown: in poland, cheers for the president. and a message for moscow. >> we urge russia to cease its destabilizing activities in ukraine and elsewhere. >> brown: also tonight, the government ethics watchdog resigns, then talks to us. >> reporter: do you think the president and his family are using the office to enrich themselves? >> brown: is it the beginning of the end of the internal combustion engine? a bold move by volvo. hobby lobby, arts, craft, and now somethingled artifacts. and a really cool plates -- place for kids inspired by
daddy's little girl. >> she couldn't tell me, but she could tell me with her eyes, and that stuck with me. this is the "cbs evening news." >> brown: good evening. i'm james brown. president trump is in germany tonight for the g-20 summit, and his much-anticipated first meeting with russian president vladimir putin. but on the eve of the gathering of the leaders of 20 industrial and developing nations, there was a violent meeting on the streets of hamburg between protesters and the police. white house and senior foreign affairs correspondent margaret brennan is there. >> reporter: as president trump arrived in hamburg, thousands of from -- protesters clashed with police, who deployed water cannons and pepper spray to disperse the crowd. demonstrations are anti-establishment, anti-catholic protesters, and german authorities sent out 15,000 police to try to keep them under control.
it was a sharp contrast to the friendly crowd that greeted president trump in warsaw earlier today. >> the fundamental question of our time is whether the west has the will to survive. >> reporter: at a memorial to a polish uprising against the nazis, the president committed to defending countries in the nato alliance. >> we stand firmly behind article 5. >> reporter: something he had been unwilling the say when he visited nato headquarters in may. the president also delivered his sharpest criticism of russia to date. >> we urge russia to cease its destabilizing activities in ukraine and elsewhere and its support for hostile regimes including syria and iran. >> reporter: but earlier in the day, mr. trump suggested he is unlikely to confront russian president vladimir putin about moscow's meddling in the 2016 election. the two leaders will meet tomorrow. >> i think it was russia, but i
think it was probably other people and/or countries, and i see nothing wrong with that statement. nobody really knows. >> reporter: the u.s. needs russia's support to put new international sanctions on north korea. >> they are behaving in a very, very dangerous manner, and something will have to be done about it. >> reporter: in the wake of its recent missile test, mr. trump was asked if he's ready and willing to take military action? >> i don't like the talk about what i have planned, but i have some pretty severe things that we're thinking about. >> reporter: the threats posed by north korea will be a topic when president trump and putin meet tomorrow. james, they're also going to discuss a u.s. proposal to collaborate with russia to end the bloody war in syria. >> brown: margaret brennan in hamburg, thank you so much. back in washington, the government ethics watchdog who raised red flags about trump family business dealings resigned today. then he talked to our julianna
goldman. >> the specter of a conflict of interest is always looming out there. >> reporter: walter shaub has been a unique voice. as the government's ethics chief, he's taken on his boss, president trump publicly, but today he gave up. >> i really feel like i've achieved all i can achieve under the current circumstances. >> reporter: he says that unless president trump eliminates all financial ties to his businesses, the american people can never be certain his policy decisions are based on what's best for the country. do you think the president and his family are using the office to enrich themselves? >> i can't know what their intention is. i know that the effect is that there's an appearance that the businesses are profiting from his occupying the presidency. >> reporter: but at this point, it sounds like you're saying you can't be sure. >> you can't be sure. so it almost doesn't matter whether they are profiting or not. america should have the right
the right the right to know what the motivations of its leaders are. >> reporter: in previous administration, presidents operated under the radar. shaub changed that when he prodded mr. trump to divest his assets. >> in many ways what i was really trying to do with that is, a, communicate with the president using the medium i saw him communicate in. >> reporter: but he never spoke with the president, and shaub said the white house counsel dismissed his concerns. >> i can run my business and run government at the same time. >> reporter: ultimately mr. trump handed control of his private businesses to his sons and noted there are no conflict of interest laws for a president. his attorney also said he couldn't sell off his assets because he would lose money. >> i have no sympathy for that. he's in a position where he's going to have to send young men and women to die in combat potentially or risk their lives at least. they're paying a much higher price, so, no, it's not too much to ask somebody to incur a bit of a financial loss if they have
to sell things off. >> reporter: shaub's turn was set to end in january, but he got a job with a non-partisan ethics group and felt like he could have a greater impact outside of the government. james, the white house said it accepted his resignation and appreciated his service. >> brown: julianna goldman in washington, thank you. julianna will have more on this story tomorrow on "cbs this morning." with congress in recess, many members are back home, including the republican speaker of the house, paul ryan. here's dean reynolds. >> reporter: speaker ryan has been criticized for not being accessible to his constituents in wisconsin's first district. >> hey, everybody, how you doing? >> reporter: some voters have even held mock town halls without him inch february they posed their questions to an empty chair. but today ryan's schedule included what were billed as employee town halls. and at wpc technologies in oak creek, that meant most questions were selected in advance by a
company official. this was the first one. >> if you had to make a decision between attending an october regular season packers game or a brewers world series game, which would you attend? >> reporter: for the record, he said probably the brewers. there were no questions about the president or russia or the tweets, which ryan has criticized, no questions about the investigation of the administration here or at a second stop in racine. there was one about the office of the presidency, though. >> just wondering if you have any plans for running for the president in the future? >> no. none at all. that's an easy one to answer. absolutely not. >> reporter: also easy to answer was the one question about the effects of the house healthcare reform on the workers here. since all of them are covered by their employers, there's no effect. >> 50 million people get their insurance from their job, like everybody here does, and so this doesn't affect that marketplace. >> reporter: and thus no real need for ryan to defend what polls say is an unpopular piece of legislation.
we wanted to ask the speaker if he thought tightly controlled events like these were a true test of his accessibility but didn't get very far. >> mr. speaker? can we ask you a question? >> reporter: primebly the speaker will be more forthcoming tomorrow, james, because that's when he's scheduled a press conference in madison, the state capital. >> brown: dean reynolds in racine, wisconsin, thank you. republican congressman steve scalise of louisiana has suffered a setback in his recovery from gunshot wounds. the majority whip was one of five people hurt when a gunman opened fire last month at a conditional baseball practice. he had another round of surgery today, and he's back in intensive care. cbs news chief medical correspondent john lapook is here. jon, back in intensive care with an infection. we know you're not his physician, but what does this mean? >> reporter: j.b., we don't have a lot of information, but causes of infection include pneumonia, urinary tract infection, and you have all
these catheters and tubes in you, they can get infected. but we heard he had surgery. they didn't say where in the body, but you have to wonder about this. the bullet came in through the pelvis. they shattered it. there were hundreds of fragments of bone, and they acted like shrapnel. now, there are very important organs here and structures. one of them is the colon. now, when the colon gets injured, bacteria can leak out there. are trillions of bacteria there. they can cause a pocket caused an abscess, that's when a lot of bacteria is growing up. it can be very hard for antibiotics to reach it. sometimes you need to put a drain. if you can't do that through interventional radiology, sometimes you have to do surgery. >> brown: so good news recently he was proved out of intensive care signaling he was making progress, but he's back there now in intensive care. what does that say to you as a doctor? >> well, they probably picked up some evidence of infection. what would that be? a fever, an elevated white count, some change to his vital signs. something said there may be an infection. they said, let's move him back
to a part of the hospital where we can keep a close eye on him and we can move quickly. it's a mart move when you're not sure what's going on. that's the case here. there are so many different possibilities. move him back to the safest part of the hospital. >> brown: dr. jon lapook, thank you so much. surveillance video released today shows the moment new york city police officer miosotis familia was shot to death in her police vehicle early yesterday. the gunman, alexander bonds, is seen running away with officers in pursuit. bonds was shot and killed not far away. police commissioner james o'neill says miosotis familia, a 12-year veteran, was murdered because she was a cop. today the commissioner swore in 524 new recruits, telling them it's their job to finish the work of officer familia. in dallas today, a memorial was unveiled honoring five officers who were ambushed and killed by a gunman one year ago tomorrow. the officers left 12 children. their families were given flags
to remember them. in champagne, illinois, the police have a suspect in the disappearance of a visiting chinese scholar nearly a month ago. but the woman's fate remains unclear. though the authorities believe she is dead. anna werner is following this. >> reporter: video from the day yingying zhang disappeared shows her at a bus stop getting into a car. she hasn't been seen since. the f.b.i. says brendt christensen drove that car. he's now charged with kidnapping. an investigator's affidavit says christensen initially told police he did pick up an asian woman but let her out a few blocks away. the f.b.i. put him under surveillance, and the affidavit says he was caught on recorded audio admitting he kidnapped zhang and held her. and they found searches for planning a kidnapping. video showed christianson, here
in the black shirt, attending a vigil for zhang few years ratedder. he was heard there talking about the characteristics of abideal victim, and pointing out people in the crude who he considered other potential victims. the zhang family attorney. how difficult is it for the family to not know where she is? >> no one told them it's 100%. no one told them we have the body yet. in their minds, they believe yingying might be alive somewhere. >> reporter: police say they do not believe that zhang is still alive, but they have not explained why. christensen's attorneys say he has not yet entered a plea, but when he does, james, they tell me he'll be pleading not guilty. >> brown: anna werner, thank you so much. we turn now to business news. did you know that volvo is latin for "i roll." now the swedish car makeer is about to roll differently. here's transportation correspondent kris van cleve. >> reporter: volvo built its
brand on safely, but its legacy may be as the automaker that brought about the end of the gasoline-powered engine. it will become the first major auto maker to offer all new models as electric or hybrids starting in 2019. volvo c.e.o. hawken -- hakan samuelsson. >> we are reacting to customers asking for electrified cars. >> reporter: volvo isn't alone. g.m. and soon tesla will offer mass market electric vehicles. others are also expanding electric and hybrid offerings. marla sanders was shopping for a new volvo today in new jersey. >> i will definitely remain a volvo customer, and i would consider purchasing an electric car. i think it's better for the environment. >> reporter: low gas prices have limited demand for often-pricy electric or hybrid vehicles. they made up just 3% of all auto sales in 2015. electric vehicle sales did jump 37% to more than 159,000 in the
u.s. last year. tim stevens is the editor-in-chief of cnet's roadshow. so volvo is betting that in a few years what we want will change? >> volvo is definitely placing a bet. they're saying consume centers two or three years will want some sort of electric option, maybe not a full-on battery electric car, maybe a car that's a hybrid, but they will want that on every new car. >> reporter: volvo will continue to make existing models with gasoline engines until at least 2024. j.b., it has been a rough week for competitor tesla. the volvo announcement part of what's driven tesla spock down about 15%. >> brown: kris van cleve, thank you. up next on the "cbs evening news," hobby lobby caught smuggling ancient religious artifacts into the u.s. make your body go by forcefully stimulating the nerves in your colon. miralax is different. it works with the water in your body to hydrate and soften.
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and give up thousands of ancient religious artifacts it smuggled into the u.s. the company president owns one of the largest collections of artifacts in the world. here's chip reid. >> reporter: these are some of the more than 5500 ancient religious artifacts from iraq that hobby lobby illegally imported. they paid $1.6 million for the items in 2010 in a deal that prosecutors say was fraught with red flags. for example, valuable tablets covered in cuneiform, anderson chen system of writing, were falsely labeled as sample, and clay tiles' countries of origin were often falsified. in a statement, hobby lobby said it was new to acquiring these items and did not appreciate the complexities of the acquisition process. this resulted in regrettable mistakes. an archaeologist at shawnee state university says hobby lobby got away with a slap on the wrist. >> it was a civil case, which is
quite shocking considering the amount of material that was basically looted, the fact that it is very clear they knew what they were doing. >> reporter: and he says there's an even greater current. >> when you are buying looted antiquities from a conflict zone like iraq or syria, you're most likely aiding or abetting or allowing funds to reach terrorist funds like isis and al qaeda. >> reporter: hobby lobby's owners are eadvantage christians and this is not first time they've made headlines inch 2012, the company sued the obama administration arguing that its religious rights were violated by the affordable care act's requirement that businesses provide employees with certain types of birth control. the supreme court ruled in hobby lobby's favor. hobby lobby president steve green plans to open a massive museum of the bible this fall just three blocks from the u.s. capitol. prosecutors say that before hobby lobby's owners purchased the iraqi artifacts, they consulted with an expert who
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>> brown: we end this summer evening at a special for special kids. omar villafranca is there. >> reporter: an afternoon at a water park is one of the best ways to cool down. something ten-year-old hayden young has never enjoyed until today. >> are you having fun? >> yes! >> reporter: the fifth grader with cerebral palsy is splashing around at morgan's inspiration
island in san antonio, the first water park built for all kids, even ones in wheelchairs. the water park features accessible splash pads, a river ride built for wheelchairs, and even has first of its kind waterproof wheelchair powered by compressed air. how long from idea to this place being built? >> about three years. >> reporter: the park was created by san antonio businessman gordon hartman. he came up with the idea after watching other children at a pool party shun his special needs daughter because of her disability. >> the way she looked at me, that look of, dad, i don't understand, she couldn't tell me, but she could tell me with her eyes and she did, and that stuck with me. >> reporter: hartman turned to doctors, therapists, and people with special needs to create the four-acre, $17 million park. he opened it this summer and named it after his daughter morgan. >> i want her to have a life of significance in a bigger way,
and i couldn't ask for anything... morgan taught me so much. this has taught me so much. >> reporter: hartman also made the park financially accessible. disabled guests get into the park for free, like rhaya edison. this is the first time you've been here? >> yes. >> reporter: how many more times do you want to come back this summer? >> 17. >> reporter: what's it like to see hayden in the park? >> he's having such a great time. making him happy makes me happy. >> reporter: happy and cool new york a place where kids can beat the heat and their limitations. omar villafranca, cbs news, san antonio. >> brown: and that is significant, ensuring every kid has fun. that's the "cbs evening news." i'm james brown in new york. jane pauly will be here tomorrow. thanks for watching and good night. captioning sponsored by cbs
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