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>> axelrod: tonight fireworks from the sky. caution on the ground. america celebrates its independence in a blanket of security. in the drought stricken west there's an added worry that fireworks could lead to fire. donald trump doubles up to on his criticism of members an immigrants as more sponsors cut their ties. and seeing iphone for visually impaired get a knew view of the world. >> excellent. thank you! captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening i'm jim axelrod. in so many ways america's celebration of 239h birthday is like any 4th of july.
there are parades in towns and cities. watermelon eating contests like this one in davie, florida. and celebrations of the nation's liberty but the signs are plain to see that this 4th is marked by heightened concern about a possible terror attack. while the intelligence community has not pointed to any specific credible threats, many gatherings on this holiday packed with national symbolism. have police on high alert. here is david begnaud. >> in new york city tonight law enforce s. sending out a united message. if you compare to do harm we're ready for you. >> what we do we need to be here tonight. >> nypd commissioner says the department is worried about lone wolf attacks. >> we have concerns the last several of months a threat that is there. not so watch we know that concerns us but what we might not know. >> canines and heavily armed
officers are visible with many more under cover. some with devices that can detect dirty bombs. the nypd is monitoring thousands of security cameras. steve from australia says the threats are not a deterrent. >> you can't let that stop from you living your life. you have to keep living. if you stop seeing things like that going to keep doing it. >> in washington d.c. 18,000 feet of chain link fence surround the national mall. some 700,000 people will be screened before they can find a spot to watch the fireworks. in chicago, police officers are working 12-hour shifts to guard a concert, baseball games and fireworks. sean henry is former assistant director at the fbi. >> the fbi and local law enforcement who do not have the resources, what you have is this tinder box of perfect storm if you will where there's this
great concern because we know the threat is there there are people that have interest in harming americans but not all the resources to keep them in check. >> the nypd diminish says the 7,000 police hon duty will demain on duty throughout the weekend. >> axelrod: david thank you. in drought-stricken california firefighters are also on high alert tonight. fireworks last year sparked 300 fires. looks at the bigger concern this year. ♪ >> the spectacular professional fireworks shows are not what concerns southern california firefighters. it's this. illegal fireworks launched from back yards. they're lant and worry som to orange county fire captain steve glug on our most guard. >> when you look at this brush
how quickly can something like this light on fire? >> instantaneously. they go out when they fall out they're still hot they still have that hot ember. who knows where they will land. can land anywhere in type or form. >> that danger has caused several cities in the west to impose emergency bans on fireworks. after recent wildfires destroyed dozens of homes. but in the city of anaheim so-called safe and sane fireworks don't launch into the air but still could spark a wildfire are now legal for the first time in three decades. have you seen how dry all the brush is around sneer. >> yes. terrible. >> jesus isres plans to light his fireworks in the parking lot. >> you don't want to be the guy that lights a. >> spews an rogers plans to keep it safe. >> does it mean that people won't be so safe? >> sure. people will break the laws and act like idiots you hope for the best. >> firefighters can hardly wake
for the 5th of july. carter evans cbs news, laws. >> the fireworks got off to early andan dgerous start outside denver. >> nine people are recovering after a bunch of shells are accidentally knocked over sending them toward the crowd rather than up in the air. surprisingly no one was seriously hurt. >> bank set to run out of money greece hours away from a crucial vote about its financial future. holly williams is in athens tonight. >> the banks are closed and cash machines are limited to just under $60 a day as greece stares bankruptcy in the face, its people will vote tomorrow in a referendum. the answer is a simple yes or no.
the government here says it's asking greeks whether to accept the term demanded by foreign creditors in return for an extended financial bail out. the returns tax hikes slashing pensions and public spending cuts. radical left wing prime minister alexis tsipras wants people to vote no. saying the conditions amount to blackmail. greece's international creditors say their offer has now expired if greece votes no the country could be forcessed to leave single european currency and start creating its own money. greece already been bailed out twice in the last five years with loans of over $250 billion. but its economy has never
recovered from the financial crisis of 2008 and unemployment is now at over 25%. the rally for those who plan to vote yes many believe that leaving the euro return a bad situation into catastrophe. i'm here because i'm european says ioannis tziveris. where else am i supposed to go? also the greeks are divided right down the middle on the referendum with around the event still undecided. greece is a tiny country of just 11 million people here, but if they believe that single european currency that would trigger financial crisis around the world. >> >> axelrod: in athens, thank you very much. strong signs of break through in the nuclear negotiations with iran over one of the most contested issues.
sanctions. margaret brennan is traveling with john carry in vienna, austria. strong signs of a break through what do we mean? >> well, jim exactly when iran will get sanctions relief has been one of the thorniest issues. there's now a proposed compromise. here is how it would work. instead of giving in to iran's demand for an immediate suspension of sanction, is that will instead happen over three stages. so, as iran starts to freeze its nuclear program the u.s. and western powers will then peel back the restrictions. but none of this is going to happen as quickly as iranians had hope. >> axelrod: does this mean we are in any way close to a final deal? >> it looks like it. iran's top negotiator javad zarif issued a video, but then he also said the u.s. needs to stop making demands and likely a reference to the american
stipulation as that access to all sites including military installation. but one iranian top diplomat told me if the americans are willing to compromise on this it could open the way for the u.s. and iran to work together on common threads in shrewding the fight against isis. >> axelrod: margaret, thank you. u.s. women's soccer team will play for the world cup tomorrow in vancouver. meeting japan in the final. now win or lose, it will be the last world cup game for the national team's all-time goal scoring leader. as gentleman recould duncan, am bee wambach's team plans to make eight win. >> no one in the world male or female has scored more international goals than abby wambach. but of the 183 goals there is one that pretty much defines her. the 2011 world cup america down a goal to brazil and literally
seconds away from an embarrassingly early exit. >> what a moment in time, an iconic moment to be a part of. so many things that happened. >> the world cup. >> but they did it. eventually losing in the final to japan. a loss that had fueled wambach's obsession to finally put a world cup title on her otherwise impeccable resume. do you have any visions about how this will end? >> it's been the year for us to win, this has to be. it's the end when talking about world cups. for me i have that. >> wambach now 35 has been most ly a sub in this tournament. giving way to younger and faster players. but rather than that, she's embraced the role of mentor and moat separator she will get right in her teammates' faces
when needed. >> a true leader. when she has something to say everyone listens. >> now we've got the momentum. >> what is one word would you use to describe her? >> i would say selfless. i think everything she does is for the team. >> wambach craves the cup and the story book ending that surprisingly not for her. >> i want to lead us to the next generation of many world cup championships and many gold medal championships. >> it will be a massive crowd for wambach's swan song, more than 53,000 fans are expected to pack bc place stadium tomorrow night. >> axelrod: on the eve of the women's soccer world cup final in vancouver. thank you. presidential candidate donald trump faces a new backlash on his views on immigration. and baby girl hits the high seas solo when cbs evening news continues. vo: today's the day. more and more
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>> axelrod: donald trump is absent from the campaign trail on this independence day. shows us how trump stand on immigration is guaranteeing a perpetual presence these days. >> donald trim system doubling down on his controversial comments about immigration. this morning trump spoke to fox news about the killing wednesday of 32-year-old woman in a popular san francisco pier allegedly by a man who had been deported from the u.s. five times. >> many cases like, this nobody wants to talk about it seems like i'm sort of the whipping post because i bring it up. >> since the launch of his presidential campaign he's made a string of inflammatory response about mexican immigrants. >> they're bringing drugs they're rippists. >> the comments have cost him. companies from nbc to macy's have dumped trump.
>> i think it's bad for my brand. >> but trump isn't paying the price in the polls. the latest survey republicans show he is now in second place. republican strategists however worry trim system alienating latinos who the g.o.p. says will be vital to taking back the white house. >> we're going to win when we're vocal enough and big and broad rather than -- rrr. just angry all the time. >> jeb bush today dismissed trump as rhetoric. >> doing this is in flame and insight to draw attention which seems organizing principle of his campaign. >> former republican candidate mitt romney who only got one in four hispanic voters sible to 12 said trumps comments have hurt the party. >> he made a severe error in saying what he did about mexican-americans. >> so did nascar which just pulled annual awards ceremony from a trump resort in miami. mark albert, cbs news,
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>> axelrod: the father of modern cheerleading has died. laurence herkimer started the first national cheerleading camp in 1948, launched cheerleading magazine made a fortune selling cheerleading surprise. twitter was full of people today performing his patented move, the herky. launches herkimer, mr. cheerleader was 89. rory mcelroy and jordan spieth are the number one and two ranked golfers in the world. one is with the industry leader, the other with an upstate that continues to cut an ever bigger piece of the pie for itself. here is don dahler. >> victory in two consecutive majors this year jordan spieth is on the edge of golf superstar come when he won the masters he was wearing no fewer than 16
under armour logos. the up and come sports apparel company took a chance and signed the now 21-year-old golfer before he turned pro in 2013. eamon lynch editor of development.com says that was the corporate equivalent of a hole in one. >> you're the. >> osgood: of major brand looking at jordan spieth you are seeing talented, good looking all american who is good to sponsors. >> after spieth won the masters under armour stock rose $3 a share their first retail golf shoe sold out in record time and golf-related sales are up 50% over last year. the baltimore-based company sponsors a number of big names including lindsey von cam newton, tom brady and nba champion steph curry. many were signed before they became stars. >> what i need to do. >> at 26, world number one player mcelroy won four majors, he is one of the biggest stars in the nike galaxy joins the likes of tiger woodsl broken
james and kobe bryant. when it comes to athletic wear, nike is also number one. with revenue close to $28 billion last year. under armour recently over took adidas as number two but reported revenue just over $3 billion. daniel kaplan is the finance editor of the "sports business journal." >> looking at any kind of rivals adidas, how is nike? >> clearly the dominant player in sports apparel and sneakers and sports branding and athlete endorsements but obviously under armour is nipping at their heels. under armour is any nittany millennial brand brand for genera tiger woods was asking the greatest golfer of his generation analyst say problems on and off the golf course have diminished his commercial appeal. >> i don't think sponsors right now look at him the same way they used or or jordan spieth. >> it's too early to talk about a decade-long rivalry between him and mcelroy. but millions of golf fans and
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find someone else who can do it. >> this app called "be my eyes" changed everything for them and what does it say? >> even sorting junk mail. now the visually impaired can tap their phones and connect with a volunteer to see for them. >> we live in apartment building we're cranky new yorkers we are just like -- we don't go knocking on doors. can you read this and can you read that? very, very rarely. >> we are connecting people more than 80 different languages. >> "be my eyes" creator hans jorgen wiberg spoke to froes his home in denmark. >> now it is possible to do it because we have those iphones who can handle this video streaming. >> that's a nice picture of you -- >> they were currently about 20,000 users and over 230,000 volunteers like brittany pearson of pittsburgh. >> i can use something that we take for granted every day offer
that to somebody who would have been standing there another five or ten minutes before somebody finally came along. >> hopes to develop an android app to reach remote regions around the world. >> says special ly in poor countries you can get phone way cheaper than iphone. >> hold one second. >> back at harlem, lynette and maria are grateful for the help with dinner. >> people make on our behalf we totally appreciate. >> we do. >> hello. >> how are you? >> "be my eyes" another little step that's making a big difference for the visually impaired. christie johnson. cbs news. new york. >> thank you. >> axelrod: and that's cbs evening news for tonight later on cbs "48 hours" for now i'm jim axelrod in new york. for all of us here at cbs news thanks foregoings. happy holiday. good night. captioning sponsored b