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>> tonight a major confrontation is brewing in egypt. as the military threatens to ove over the government, the president refuses to step down. clarissa ward's in cairo. >> high winds are feeding the atldfire that killed 19 firefighters in arizona. john blackstone on the unpredictable fire. un carter evans on the men who were lost. >> i want people to know they are heroes, that they are loved. that they will be missed. >> a three-year-old is caught in l thstody battle that went all the way to the supreme court. elaine quijano on the emotional case. and they show their love of country week after week. >> they're happy to have that reminder that this is their country. freedom's not free. .> michelle miller introduces us to the freeport flag ladies. captioning sponsored by cbs
this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. ng sponsored by cbs >> good evening, scott is off tonight. i'm norah o'donnell. a showdown in egypt could be i' just hours away. late tonight a defiant president dehammed morsi went on state tv in a 45 minute speech he insisted he won't step down despite an ultimatum from the military. this was the scene a short time ago in cairo. tahrir square bursting with protesters who want morsi out. those protests only grew louder after the president spoke. ntlitary leaders have told him to solve the crisis by tomorrow or they will step in. entsident obama phoned morsi last night and said he needs to show the egyptian people he is listening to them. lisetary of state john kerry ted defense secretary chuck hagel also spoke with their egyptian counterparts. clarissa ward is in cairo for us tonight. >> reporter: they came again by
the hundreds of thousands to demand the ouster of president morsi. and today that seemed closer than ever. the protesters are furious at his mismanagement of the he economy and the promotion of his orte political supporters, the muslim brotherhood. six top ministers have now quit, si adding to the sense of uncertainty. it's not clear what will happen en iorsi misses the deadline. but the military has drawn up plans that could include a inetaker government and new presidential elections. while the army has refused to call this a coup, retired general sameh elyazal was clear about the need on media change. >> he was democratically elected in a fair election. he won. >> absolutely right. >> he had the right to finish his term. >> yes, are you right, he is right. tt you want me to wait until we see our country completely collapse? he did many mistakes. look at the economy of egypt.
i'm running with my pistol in my .ag. why? because the streets of egypt are not safe. ly but morsi supporters at this rally don't see it that way. >> many supporters of the muslim >>otherhood see the military actions as an attempt at a coup and they say that they are willing to fight to prevent that from happening. >> with our powers -- fight to prevent that from happ . >> with our powers -- >> they have got a case, d we have to the limit of civil war, unfortunately. >> are we going to >> are we going to see tanks in the streets? >> yes, you can see that, if things are escalated. probably not-- hopefully not. >> president morsi has finally addressed the nation in a long and rambling speech. he said that he was ready for dialogue with his political opponents. ticathat he had no intention of stepping down or leaving his position and that he has no choice here but to stick to his re b.
clarissa, given tonight's developments, what do you think happens now? >> well, that's the million llionr question, really, norah. and the concern is that this development really puts both sides on a crash course collision for more violence tomorrow, for confrontations when that deadline expires. ld could possibly be seeing tanks in the street and the ehaos that the general we spoke to in our piece was talking about. ssa larissa ward, thank you. >> there is late word from the white house tonight, a central component of president obama's healthcare overhaul will be delayed for a year. wyatt andrews is in our washington bureau. ingtfter months of complaints mpd backlash, the administration s ddelaying what's been called the employer mandate under the affordable care act. the mandate requires companies ith more than 50 full-time employees to offer insurance or 00y a $2,000 penalty. but that's the rule that's being yeaended for a year until january of 2015.
most u.s. businesses with more shan 50 employees already offer nsurannce. smathe smaller, often start up companies that do not have complained loudly about the paperwork, a 21 page pplication. the administration is promising to reduce that. it's also promised to work with those small employers threatening layoffs or reduced hours in order to report a workforce of fewer than 50 people. workers will still be allowed to buy their own health insurance on a state exchange. norah, the only thing that changes here is that their employers won't be penalized next year if they do. hankyatt andrews, thank you. yarnizona the yarnell fire is still burning out of control tonight, whipped by winds that wiuld potentially be stronger than those on sunday, when 19 firefighters were killed. 8,000 acres have already burned. and making matters worse the brutal heatwave that has much of the west broil approximating in triple-digit temperatures.
>> ever since this fire began crews have battled temperatures in the 90s an unpredictable co winds, today gusting to nearly cr 30 miles an hour. unpredemotional community toding residents of yarnell were told it could be five days before it's safe enough for them to return home. safe ere's incident commander is the templin. ent commander is clay templin. >> don't let the calm nature of this fire lull you in, it can come back to life quickly. >> reporter: the speed with which this fire exploded will b. >> even when it looked like they had captured it, the way our conditions are-- conditions are, it just takes a breath of wind is so that fire looks very quiet. and in a matter of seconds it went to a raging brushfire. >> reporter: the hot shots were last heard from around 4 p.m. as they went between two ridges to fight the fire. a national weather service station five miles from yarnell recorded a rapid change in wind speed and direction around that time. gusts suddenly shifted from south, southeast to north at more than 40 miles an hour.
less than an hour later fire officials flying overhead spotted the deployed fire shelters used by crews, as last resort protection from the flames. >> it just blew up like, and it burned them. just devastating. >> reporter: ed believes his house burned but like many other residents intends to return and rebuild. >> the people of yarnell have real strong hearts and i'm sure they will recover. it's going to take time but i'm sure they'll recover. >> the incident commander says that by the end of today crews should have some measure of containment on this fire. but norah, full containment is probably two weeks away. >> john blackstone, thank you. >> and the hot shots who died were part of a special group who risked their lives fighting the most dangerous fires. fellow firefighters embraced at a memorial in prescott, arizona last night, carter evans met the widow of one of the men who were lost. >> i know those men, until that last moment, where they thought
man, our lives were in jeopardy. they weren't thinking of themselves. they were thinking of the people they were saving. juliann ashcraft's husband andrew was a three year veteran of the granite mountain hot shots. >> they were great men, always wanting to serve. and we had close relationships with them and their families. >> reporter: 30-year-old chris mackenzie wanted to be a firefighter like his dad. he lost 75 pounds to get in shape to be a hot shot. 25-year-old bill warnecke joined the crew two months ago. the former marine leaves behind scotegnant wife. in all three of the men who died had babies on the way. grief has engulfed prescott, arizona. juliann ashcraft can't shake the thought of her husband's final .oments when he deployed his fire shelter as a last resort. >> when that moment came to pull out that shelter wa, do you think was going through his tnd. >> i think probably in that last moment, we have four babies, he's selfless and i think he kidsht of our kids and he ,hought of, wishing he was home with them at that moment.
i don't think that my daughter knows her dad not going to walk her down the aisle or his sons know that he won't be their coach, and those sorts of things. i don't know that that has sunk in for them. bu but i have not stopped thinking about that. i have told them every chance i ryve gotten since then, you know, your dad loves you and he's with you. and they just call him their angel. and they said they'll see him in heaven. >> can they really understand? ,> they don't understand, i don't think, the finality of it. they know that dad has died. but i think like, much like an action figure comes back to life, i think that's their hope. >> reporter: juliann ashcraft was texting with her husband suile he was fighting that fire on sunday. jurah, his last message to her, just want to tell you i love you. >> carter, thank you. and we saw new signs today that the u.s. economy is getting stronger. reme prices rose more than 12% in may from a year ago. and americans are buying more brs. general motors sales were 6%
higher in june than a year ago. chrysler is up 8%. and ford 13%, its best june since 2006. nnthony mason looks at what's driving those numbers. >> reporter: demand for ford pickup trucks is rising so hifckly the automaker plans to add a third shift to make its popular f-150 here at its kansas city assembly plant. >> can't get enough of those f- 150s. >> colleen taylor is a 19 year ayteran at ford. the new shift will mean another 900 jobs. >> it's amazing, amazing for me to think about. ut reporter: for terrell christian who had to transfer here when ford's st. louis plant closed in 2006, it's closmarkable turn around from the recession. ssio appreciate it because i inow that being out of work or oing fearful of being out of work is pretty hard on a person. pr reporter: sales of ford's f- series jumped 31% in may, and another 24% in june. >> june looks good. you know, it's like almost two
years of growth reasons ford ree.o. alan mulally. >> but what do you attribute the surge in truck sales to. >> a number of things. .ne is the improving economy. the second is that the r:portance of the house market to that and the construction market. >> reporter: since the recession, the average age of a vehicle on the road has been climbing as people have held on ro their cars or trucks longer. m's now more than 11 years old. >> we think the average ages had kind of leveled out now. >> if that's starting to level l ou what does that say for the auto market. >> i think it means it's going t continue to accelerate. >> mulally believes that the aging of the auto population has toeated a pent-up demand that ndll fuel sales. .> i think we're going have a gory sustainable growth for a wtmber of years. >> reporter: if the automakers continue at this pace, they will sell more than 15 million vehicles this year, norah, for tie first time since 2007. >> that is good news. anthony mason, thank you. d therere has been a dramatic increase in overdoses among women from painkillers.
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they were at veronica's birth in 2009 and brought her home believing that could adopt her from her unmarried biological mother. before brown's national guard unit was sent to iraq he sent a text message and signed paperwork surrendering his parental rights. >> i signed the papers to her, custody rights. i didn't think that i was signing, you know, giving up everything, you know, not having anything to do with my child. i mean that's my daughter. >> reporter: when brown found out about the adoption plans, he invoked a 1978 federal law that protects children of native americans from being separated from their families and tribes. brown is a cherokee indian. >> they can't provide what my grandmother told me, you know, what i learned when ever i was growing up. they can't provide that. >> reporter: a south carolina court agreed and ordered veronica be given to brown. but last month the u.s. supreme court ruled 5-4 that the 1978 law did not apply in this
case. justice samuel alito wrote "brown abandoned the indian child before birth and never had custody of the child" >> when you hear that, what goes through your mind? >> i never abandoned my child. >> but you said yes in that text message. and you signed the paperwork before you left for iraq. >> right. and that was one of the dumbest decisions i've made. >> playing tag. >> oh, you like to play tag. >> reporter: but the justices also decided to leave the custody battle in the hands of a south carolina court. the capobianco without want veronica back declined our request for an interview. but in a statement said, we are missing veronica like crazy. and anxious to be able to see and talk to and hold her again. >> have you thought about how you might begin a conversation about what could happen here? >> no, there's no parent that should have that conversation with a child to say hey, you're
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>> president obama is on his way home from africa tonight. his three nation tour ended in tanzania with a joint appearance with former president george w. bush. they were at the u.s. embassy in dar es salaam to remember the 11 people killed there in an al qaeda bombing in 1998. >> before the obamas left tanzania michelle obama and laura bush took part in a first lady's forum. journalist cokie roberts wondered if they agreed with martha washington, america's first first lady who said at times she felt like a state prisoner. >> you have an opportunity to speak to your passions. and to really design and be very strategic about the issues you care most about. >> there are prison elements to it but it's a really nice prison. >> but with a chef. >> yeah, you can't complain. >> do you think you get put in a box? >> yeah. >> a little bit. >> absolutely.
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patriotism that grew out of one of america's darkest hours. here's michelle miller. >> if you drive down main street in freeport, maine, any tuesday morning, this is what you'll see. carmen footer, joanne miller and elaine greene proudly waiving the stars and stripes. >> why do you do this? >> because our country came under attack back on september 11th, in 2001. and like so many americans that day, i wanted to do something. >> on that tragic day the three women walked up the street from where they lived and decided to hold up the american flag. the response was so overwhelming, they pledged to do it for one year. >> one year turned into two, which turned into three. 12 years later the freeport flag ladies have never missed a tuesday since 9/11. >> they're happy to have that reminder that this is their
country. freedom's not free. and it makes them feel a little more connected in that moment to their country. >> we got an e-mail from the national guard. >> the flag ladies don't just stand on main street, they answer dozens of requests to go into schools, churches and community events. >> thank you very much. >> they even travel five hours to greet flights leaving and returning from overseas. >> thank you ladies, for coming out. >> elaine will never forget one soldier who was heading to iraq in 2004. >> his father called me about three to four months later to thank me. he said my son was killed. he says but when he left was in a very dark place. he said but i got a call when he arrived in iraq, he heat met some ladies, he said dad, i'm going to be okay because i met
people worth dying for, if it has to be. and his father was calling to thank us because we gave his son a dignity and that he didn't die in a dark place. if i never did another thing in my life, that's all i ever had done, then it would have been enough. >> and until every soldier returns home, the flag ladies pledge to remind us of that price of freedom. michelle miller, cbs news, freeport, maine. >> an that's what makes this country so great. that is the "cbs evening news", for scott pelley, i'm norah o'donnell. i'll see you tomorrow on cbs this morning. good night. captioning captioning sponsored by cbs bh captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >> this strike is ridiculous! you should have planned for this. >> tempers in traffic, much worse on day 2 of the bart strike. >> we're extremely frustrated. >> but any minute now, it's back to the bargaining table. >> we want to get our employees back. we want to get the trains going. >> chopper 5 is live over the san francisco approach to the bay bridge and as you can see, not a whole lot of rush in this rush hour. the bart strike contributing to a traffic backup all the way to cesar chavez. good evening, i'm allen martin. >> i'm elizabeth cook. the evening commute is at a crawl, mobile5 crawling right along with it down the embarcadero in san francisco. here's what that same commute looks like from the sky. chopper 5 shot this video just moments ago. the traffic is moving about as fast as commuters in line for
the ferry. we have team coverage tonight. mike sugerman is in san francisco with some horrific backups right now. ryan takeo is in oakland where both sides are resuming talks right now. ryan. >> reporter: liz, both sides just got here within the last 10 minutes. they are really only here because of political pressure from sacramento. two top state mediators are here to jump-start negotiations. this is the first time they have been holding talks since sunday but any talks are better than nothing. reporter: today was another day of frustration and stop and go and helplessness. >> kind of sucks. >> reporter: althea just wants to go to work to try and land that promotion. >> i'm doing everything possible to get to work and not to stay home because i want my job and i want my boss to know that, you know, i'm serious. right now it's like, oh!! >> some people were unprepared and thought there would be a resolution at the final hour which did not happen. >> reporter: for betty, today's co