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lp at girlup.org. this is the cbs overnight news. 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 congressional baseball practice. he had another round of surgery today, and he's back in intensive care. cbs news chief medical correspondent dr. jon 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 in a hospital 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 he had surgery, 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 the antibiotics to reach it. sometimes you need to put a drain. if you can't do that through interventional radiology, then sometimes you have to do surgery. >> brown: so dr., good news, recently he was moved 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 if something happens we can move quickly. it's a smart 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 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. but 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 in his apartment. on his phone, and they found searches for abduction 101 and planning a kidnapping. video showed christianson, here in the black shirt, attending a vigil for zhang few weeks later. he was heard there talking about the characteristics of an ideal victim, and pointing out people in the crowd who he considered other potential victims. this is 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 maker is about to roll differently. here's transportation correspondent kris van cleave. >> reporter: volvo built its brand on safety, 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. hakan samuelsson: >> we are reacting to customers demand, asking for electrified cars. >> reporter: volvo isn't alone. g.m., and soon tesla, will offer mass market electric vehicles starting at $35,000. ford and 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-pricey 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 here. they're saying consumers in 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 is part of what's driven tesla stock down about 15%. >> brown: kris van cleave, thank you. up next on the "cbs evening news," hobby lobby caught smuggling ancient religious artifacts into the u.s.
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>> brown: hobby lobby, the arts and crafts chain, has agreed to pay a $3 million federal fine 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 5,500 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, an ancient system of writing, were falsely labeled as samples and clay tiles. countries of origin were often falsified.
in a statement, hobby lobby said "it was new to the world of acquiring these items and did not fully 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 concern. >> when you are buying looted antiquities, particularly 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 christians and this is not first time they've made religious headlines. in 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 warned them that the items might have been looted from ancient archaeological sites. the warning was apparently rejected. james? >> brown: chip reid, thank you so much. and still ahead, the tennis tussle. a sock, a towel, and a grumpy old man.
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rid-x. the #1 brand used by septic professionals in their own tanks. >> brown: firefighters in the west are battling more than three dozen wildfires. in colorado, they've been working since yesterday to keep the flames away from the breckenridge ski resort. several hundred people have been evacuated. there was some battle at wimbledon this week, in the stands. american jack sock won his first-round match on tuesday and tossed a sweaty towel to a kid in the second row. well, the guy in the first row decided it was his, and won the tug-of-war. sock later tweeted, "if anyone knows the kid that unfortunately had the towel ripped out of his hand, tweet his name at me and i'll be sure to get him one." reports say they made contact, and the young fan is getting a souvenir towel, presumably a clean one. up next, kids enjoying a day in the sun, at a park built especially for them.
>> brown: we end this summer evening at a special place 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 a 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... i mean, morgan taught me so much. this has taught me so much. >> reporter: hartman also made the park financially accessible. disabled guests, like seven-year-old rhaya edison, get into the park for free. 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 water?
>> he's having such a great time. making him happy makes me happy. >> reporter: happy and cool, in a place where kids can beat the heat and their limitations. omar villafranca, cbs news, san antonio. that's the overnight news for this friday. for some of you the news continues for others check back a bit later for the morning news around cbs this morning. frrz from the broadcast center in new york city i'm james brown.
♪ >> announcer: this is the cbs "overnight news." hi everyone and welcome to the "overnight news." large protests in germany ahead of leaders gathering for the g-20 summit. clashes broke out as bottles and other objects thrown at officers. the protest erupted as the president arrived for the g-20 summit, a meeting of the world's most powerful economies. a big focus will be the nuclear threat from north korea. s and war against isis and other key issues.
president trump arrived to meet thousands of protesters clashed with police. >> this is anti-capitalists protesters and 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. >> 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. >> something he was unwilling to say in may. when he visited nato headquarters. the president also delivered his sharpest criticism of russia to date. >> we urge russia to cease its destabilizing activities in ukraine and its support for hostile regimes including syria and iran.
>> but earlier in the day mr. trump said he is unlikely to confront vladimir putin about moscow's meddling in the 2016 election. the two leaders will meet tomorrow. >> i think it was russia but probably other people and or countries and i see nothing wrong with that statement. nobody really knows. >> the u.s. needs russia's support to put new international sanctions on north korea. >> they are be 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 to talk about what i have planned, but i have some pretty severe things that we're thinking about. >> fast moving wild fires continue to burn across the west forcing evacuations and pushing firefighters resources to the limit. a fire in colorado is
threatening the ski-resort town of brekenridge. >> let me tell you what is fuelling this fire, it's dry brush this is what it sounds like. this hasn't seen moisture all season. that's like a match for a wildfire. a lot of people are here on vacation. scared to death. yesterday it started when a guy on mountain bike was on a trail and saw the fire. called 911. and within very short period of time the flames were 125 feet high. and that's why authorities here in breckenridge blew the whistle. as fire crews here in colorado try to beat back the quickly spreading wildfire known as pete 2, officials here are worried about the dry timber that's feeding it. >> trees do burn, especially dead trees. so it certainly helps to fuel, you know, a fire starting out as 50 x 50, going to 82 acres in a matter of six or seven hours. >> reporter: the wildfire
exploded inside white river national forest on wednesday, throwing smoke high into the air and forcing hundreds of evacuations, putting the town of breckenridge on notice. >> the fire really didn't move too quick until about 1:00, it started to move about 1:30 to 2:00, the fire really blew up. >> it's a pretty big chain. >> reporter: people inside the peek seven neighborhood, which is about three miles from the fire line, were told to pack their belongings. >> i had no idea this was going on. i was out working in the yard, came around the corner, and they said, you're supposed to be out of here. >> knowing how dry it is, we were very concerned about it and
called 911. >> reporter: mark rosenker is on vacation here. he's also a cbs news transportation safety analyst. >> all day, we've been seeing it. but what we've also seen, of course, is incredible coordination and incredible work done by the firefighters. we've had hot shots come, we've had smoke jumpers coming in. we've had two aerial tankers come. we've had a number of helicopters come and drop water on it. >> the fire is burning about a mile behind me, but it's deceiving, because you have snow on the mountaintop at the highest peak, and fire burning in the middle. it's cold right now, but when the sun comes out, it will heat up. make no mistake about it, but the winds will dictate whether or not it's another dangerous day here in the rockies. disturbing details revealed about the man charged with kidnapping a chinese woman in illinois. that woman is still missing and police don't think she's alive but her family is holding on to hope. >> so this bus stop is where she was standing when kristenson allegedly picked her up in his car. a criminal complaint talks about how he discussed a ducting zhang and now we're learning of more recordings taken during the time
fbi was monitoring kristenson before his arrest. >> he was recorded describing how zhang fought and resisted during her abduction. the u.s. attorney also said in a vigil for zhang attended by kristenson that's him in black describes characteristics of a prime victim and possibly pointed out other victims in the crowd. sometimes suspects do show up at events for victims. >> it could have made him feel very important he knows he's the person responsible for all of this fear. and another reason he could go to a vigil is to find out what's going on in the investigation. if you go to the vigil and you leave the vigil, in his mind, he's not arrested so maybe he's not developed as a suspect. christensen addressed reporters after the judges decision to keep him in custody without bond. >> we weren't surprised at the
outcome of this hearing. it's not unusual for bail to be denied. >> reporter: a criminal complaint alleges christensen admitted to investigators he gave an asian woman a ride the day of zhang's june 9th disappearance but said he let her out of his car. last week investigators said they don't believe the 26-year-old chinese scholar is still alive. the announcement came as a blow to zhang's family who flew to the u.s. from china after she disappeared. wang is representing zhang's family. how difficult is it for the family to simply not know where she is? >> this you have to hope. no one told them it's 100%. an no one told them we have the body yet. in their minds, she might be alive somewhere. the cbs overnight news be right back.
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♪ this is the cbs overnight news. er a littish couple is suing a adoption agency they were told they could acknowledge don't because the available babies were white. >> hard to think of a couple more suited for adoption than the manders. we visited them at home. both successful professionals, big house with plenty of empty bedrooms, yet they were discouraged to even try, they say, because of the color of their skin. about the only thing missing in reena and sandy manders' life is a child to share it with. >> not only we want to have a child, we want to have a family, but is to do some good, as well. to give a child a loving home.
>> reporter: heaven knows, they've tried. reena went no less than 16 rounds of ivf treatments. >> i did get pregnant, but miscarried at 10 weeks. >> reporter: after six years of heartbreak of trying and failing, they decided to adopt, but when they contacted the local government's adoption agency, sandeep said he was told he shouldn't bother to apply. >> you aren't going to be prioritized, so you should probably go and look elsewhere. >> reporter: they told you to look elsewhere? >> yeah, because, their view was that there's a lack of children in the system, and the children that they've got tend to be white. so they would have many white/european adopters that are looking for children. so we wouldn't be prioritized. >> reporter: in short, white babies go first to white couples. though the manders said they didn't care what color their baby would be. so you were pushed to the back of the line. >> yeah, right at the start. this is even the ability to apply. >> reporter: in fact, they said
they were advised to try india, even though sandeep and reena are both proudly british, born and raised, neither even has family there. >> i just felt as though everything we've been through, this was another obstacle. it wasn't just an obstacle, it was preventing you from moving on, at all. there was no, you know, for me, it was like, where do we turn now. >> reporter: this wasn't a hurdle, this was a brick wall. >> yes, exactly. >> reporter: their local politician theresa may who since become prime minister, wrote a letter of support on their behalf. the couple has now filed legal action against the adoption agency claiming racial discrimination. the agency denies discrimination, saying they properly take into account the profile of children available for adoption and given the disparity between the large number of prospective parents and small number of adoptees, it's appropriate to prioritize those who have the best chance of adopting a child. >> it is absolutely considered best practice and ethical to
take race into account. that's different than saying it's the controlling factor. >> reporter: adam pertman is the author of "adoption nation" and president of the u.s. national center for adoption and permanency. >> i think we live in a culture where we understand, race can be an issue. but in child placement, in child welfare, in this country and by law in great britain, this is not supposed to happen. >> reporter: reena says it's the only time in her life she's ever been made to feel different. they're now planning to adopt a child from the united states, where they have family and a new reason to hope. >> only when we are coming back from the u.s. on an airplane with that child in our hands and all the paperwork and everything else, only, then, i think, then it will actually sink in. before then, you know, it's going to be a turbulent journey. >> reporter: a journey that may finally have a happy ending. now, we have to point out here that nine months after they were first turned away, the manders did receive notice that
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are being dug up on the south western tip of europe. >> along this rugged coast a few hundred steps can transport you thousands of years back in time. we're heading to gorham's cave, once the home of our early ancestors and today the home of amazing research. this is a place where neanderthals are believed to have lived their final days on earth before vanishing. they're our extinct relatives, another branch of our tree. the last ones were found 32,000 years. >> when you walk here can you imagine neanderthals living her tens of thousands of years ago. >> absolutely. i often think they were so like us. they probably sat in the same time and saw the same view. all that's separating is time. >> reporter: they've been
excavating man's past life since 1989 after a child and adult neanderthal skull were found here. >> it's safe to say this cave has a lot of secrets in it. >> yes, but it's also a generous cave. it gives a little bit of its secrets every time. >> back when the neanderthals lived here the rock was surrounded by a beach, over 40,000 years of winds blowing sand into the saves and rising sa levels trapped the artifacts inside until now. the findings have revealed a life remarkably similar to ours. >> it's got little black flecks in it. those black flecks are like a little bit of charcoal you know when you have a barbecue that spits. >> this would have been a ketchup for the neanderthals. kitchen for the neanderthals? >> it would have been for that group. >> this used to be a cave for
neanderthals? >> it would have been for your that group. >> in 2014 her team's discovery just up these stairs proved neanderthals were capable of abstract thinking, once thought impossible. it's called hashtags, a series of lines deliberately lines carved in stone. >> deliberately as in a art. >> deliberately as in a conscious decision make an impression on the rock. whether they were trying to communicate a message as art or a message as, i don't know, rudimentary map, you never know. not scientifically. so i always stop short of saying it's art. we're looking at the beginning of expression of the human race. beginning to express themselves. >> reporter: that expression helps gives the basis for the world you nighted heritage last year. enough to see all from a distance. >> over the 200,00 caves in gibraltar.
ten of them have a neanderthal presence. you can say it's like a bit of a neanderthals city. >> reporter: a lost city slowly unearthed. >> sort of like a time capsule. >> yes, absolutely. i never thought of it that way. yes, it is. you're walking in same place the neanderthals were walking and you find a little bit of evidence that's survived the ages. >> reporter: it's still unclear what caused the neanderthals to go extinct. but if this hashtag is a clue, what other clues from our past are waiting to be found. jonathan vigliotti. gibraltar. humpback whales are common sight in waters that used to be heavi heavi heavily poll utpollututahe
pollute conservation efforts paying off. >> in rockaway, queens, the american princess se sale on a whale watching expedition. katherine granton is a naturalist who studies whales. she's seeing more humpbacks swimming through harbor. >> when we think new york city, we think empire state wind building, statue of liberty, and we don't think humpback whales. >> we should. we should new york city is a water city. >> he's an environmentalist and professor at at pacer university. >> a humpback whale does not know it's swimming through a city and that is what make this such an amazing place. >> reporter: a whale sighting may look like an acrobatic display, the whale's fluke sitting against the city's skyscrapers but this whale is lunge feeding. attacking fish called menhayden. >> one of the things that brings everything together is the food chain.
>> reporter: the president of the nonprofit gotham whale says they're thriving because the water is cleaner. quite a change from the '70s and '80s. when he knows the waters were a wasteland. >> full of rats and sewage. quite different than it is now. >> as the first hudson river keeper he controlled these water ways for polluters. >> industries were indiscriminately violating the law. it was like the wild wild west. ed in the 1980s. and 30 years later how much better. >> we're seeing biological rejuvenation. >> reporter: rejuventus nation spawned by decades of cleaning. spawn by the clean water act in 1972. >> it's three decades past due its goals. the big worry now is congress will weaken the law. we shouldn't be cutting back the e.p.a., which provides funding and technical expertise to clean
up the waterways. we should be increasing that. >> reporter: still the cleaner waters have lured back the fish that whales like patchy feast on. >> patchy is a whale we saw last year. this whale is very distinctive because it has a patch on its left side of his cheek. >> reporter: he said patchy also has a distinct injured dorsal fin that was probably knocked off by a boat in this busy shipping area. >> the problem is these whales are pretty much playing in traffic. so as human activity and whales come together, there are concerns. >> including close encounters. a whale recently breached a fishing boat, nearly capsizing it. >> did you see that! >> there are still obstacles to navigate given humpbacks were on endangered species list just years ago. the recent sightings are a sign. >> if you're seeing humpback whales swim in the waters of new york city, it's cool to see here
and it as something where you say the rest of the country might be heading in the right direction with pollution as well. >> that's the hope, that this is an indication not just for the water quality of new york city but that we're making that progress nationally. >> cbs overnight news will be right back. .
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to request your free decision guide. united airlines is apologizing to another passenger a mother was forced to fly with her toddler on her lap for three hours even though she paid for her son's own seat. here's chris van cleave. >> united is saying it is a mistake that led to the airline giving away the little boy's seat to another passenger his mother feared for his safety and her own. [ giggling ] >> reporter: if you think it's difficult managing a 25-pound 2-year-old on your lap for just a short interview. >> i'm sorry, i need to get him a glass of water. >> reporter: try doing it unexpectedly for an entire three-hour flight. >> i was concerned for his safety. i had to put his seat belt over him for the two of us and it was
very difficult. he's so big, i couldn't put down the folding table. i put the drinks on my armrest. i knocked down the drinks with my elbow. >> reporter: shirley yamauchi and her son, taizo were ready to take off when a man who had been on standby said her son was in his seat. the same seat taizo had a ticket for. yamauchi complained to the flight attendant. >> she gave me a short answer saying the flight was full and shrugged and walked away. >> reporter: she considered protesting further, but said she was afraid of retaliation. [ baby screaming ] >> reporter: after dr. david dao was forcibly removed from an overbooked united flight when he refused to give up his seat. >> i thought dr. dao and his teeth being knocked out and being dragged down the aisle, and i didn't want that to happen to me. >> reporter: she did complain after arriving in boston, but it wasn't until five days later,
after her husband posted pictures on social media, that united apologized, saying there was a mistake scanning taizo's boarding pass, making it appear that he was not checked into the flight. "we deeply apologize to miss yamauchi and her son for this experience. we are refunding his tact and providing a travel voucher." >> it doesn't feel genuine. it's being forced on them. they're trying to fix their image or save their reputation. >> reporter: united has now apologized directly to shirley and her family. the airline says it's working with its employees to prevent something like from ever happening again. the faa strongly encourages parents not to hold children on their lap and airlines typically require kids 2 and over to be in their own seats. that's the overnight news for this friday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back later for the morning news and of course cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york, city. is good night.
it's friday, july 7, 2017. this is the cbs morning news. all eyes are on the g20 as president trump and russia's leader meet for the first time. and police and protestors clash. violent demonstrations erupt in the summit. those who bumped heads with president trump puts in his two-week notice. a flight from seattle to beijing is forced to turn around after a flight attendant