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antonio for governor. ♪ ♪ . captioning sponsored by cbs >> glor: fleeing the fire. an erupting volcano sends lava s.owing through hawaiian streets. also tonight, rudy giuliani is forced to correct himself and gets a presidential pass. >> he started yesterday. he'll get his facts straight. >> glor: a roaring jobs report. unemployment hasn't been this low in 17 years. f keurt throws out the murder conviction of kennedy cousin michael skakel. a manhunt is on for a suspect who shot a federal agent working the keep illegal guns out of chicago. udgh school students defend the right to bare arms. ( gunfire ) and it's friday, so steve hartman goes "on the road."
>> reporter: now, why do you do that? >> it's just the right thing to do. this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> glor: this is our western edition. and we're going to begin with breaking news from hawaii. a magnitude 5.3 earthquake has hit the big island not far from the kilauea volcano, which began erupting yesterday. more than 1,500 people have been ordered to evacuate as red hot lava bubbles up from the ground and snakes through forests and neighborhoods. plumes were seen shooting up through streets. at least two homes have burned so far. dangerous levels of sulfur dioxide gas are being reported tonight near the volcano. more on all of this now from llrter evans in hawaii. >> reporter: molten lava and ash lo.wed hundreds of feet into the air and onto the streets near the mountainside community of hilo. residents under a mandatory evacuation tried to outrun the lava flow. >> we're evacuating. everyone needs to leave now. on reporter: the eruption started after hundreds of small quakes hit the area earlier in tee week.
residents began documenting beowing cracks on the streets in owont of their homes. >> it's gotten bigger over the last hour. >> reporter: a magnitude five earthquake hit on thursday, and the volcano began to erupt shortly after. lava could be seen bubbling up on the streets of the community of leilani estates. 25 miles east of the volcano. at least two houses were on fire and drone footage shows a red fine of lava snaking through trees several miles away. time-lapse video shows the continuous flow of lava deep inside kilauea. residents on the big island are now being warned about exposure to high levels of sulfur dioxide from the lava, a gas that can cause intense coughing and burning throats. s lcano experts paul davis says g e gas occurs during the melting process. nost's sort of like you've injected ammonia into your nose, into your breathing area, into your throat. >> reporter: hawaii has five active volcanoes, but kilauea has been in a constant state of
eruption since 1983, and scientists say there is no way .o predict how long this eruption will last. the red cross is telling people to prepare to be out of their inmes for at least two weeks. authorities are warning those in the path of the lava that if they don't evacuate, rescuers might not be able to save them. jeff? >> glor: carter evans in cwaii. carter, thanks. president trump brought in rudy enuliani to help defend him in tie russia investigation, but today it was the president who was defending giuliani after he created a problem in another case. here's major garrett. >> reporter: before leaving for dallas where he delivered a campaign-style speech-- >> we're all fighting battles, but i love fighting these battles. >> reporter: --president trump foreshadowed rudy giuliani's retreat. >> when rudy made this statement-- rudy's great. but rudy had just started. and he wasn't totally familiar with everything. >> reporter: giuliani had to walk back most of the news he
made on a recent media blitz as mr. trump's personal lawyer, specifically related to a $130,000 payment to adult film actress stormy daniels. the payment was made to resolve a personal and false allegation in order to protect the president's family, giuliani said in a statement. earlier, he had implied the revelation could have done more personal damage. >> it was to save their marriage, not their marriage as much as their reputation. >> reporter: in a reversal, giuliani said, "my references to timing were not describing my understanding of the president's knowledge, but instead my understanding of these matters." that was regarding this statement about mr. trump reimbursing attorney michael cohen for the daniels payment. >> he didn't know the details of this until we knew the details of it, which is a couple weeks ago, maybe not even. maybe ten days ago. >> reporter: during his address to the national rifle association convention in dallas, the president came to the defense of indicted former
campaign chairman paul manafort. >> now, paul manafort is a nice guy. but he worked for me for a very short period of time, literally for like, what, a couple months? >> reporter: trump delighted the pro-gun crowd by reading from an article. >> i said, give me that article. i want to read it. >> reporter: questioning sharp questioning of manafort in court today. >> the judge in manafort case says mueller's aim is to hurt trump. you believe that? this is what we're up... it's called a witch-hunt. >> reporter: mr. trump also embraced news that the unemployment rate is at 3.9%, the lowest in nearly 18 years. >> glor: major, this was a crowd built for the president. how did he take advantage of that? >> reporter: well, political message entirely, jeff, about the mid-term elections. first, the president made it clear about what he was saying in february about possibly endorsing some gun control measures. those days are over.
and the president and vice president made history. never before have the two addressed the same n.r.a. conference. and the president said the big fear for republicans is lack of globalization. he said no complacency this fall, a direct political message for these people who lapped up the speech to get out there and support republicans. >> glor: major garrett, traveling with the president in dallas. major, thanks. the labor department reported today the economy created more jobs than it lost in april for the 91st consecutive month. that is a record. cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger is here with more. jill, we had a net gain of 164,000 jobs last month, but the big news is the unemployment rate. >> yeah, it edged down to 3.9%. that's the lowest since december of 2000, which is amazing. and while a bunch of people across a wide range of industries, including business and professional services, education, healthcare, and manufacturing did get jobs, another reason the rate dropped was more than 200,000 people left the labor force, meaning they retired or went back to school or just gave up looking. now, there's actually another
unemployment rate. it's a broader one, and it may be more reflective of the labor market, because it adds dissatisfied workers or maybe folks who wish they had a full- meme job but they only have a part-time job. and this broader rate, it peaked at over 17%, which is crazy, way back in 2009. and it's now fallen to a 17-year low of 7.8%. that's just more evidence that this economy has been growing for more than eight years now. >> glor: 17% to near 8%. so more people on the payroll. how are wages doing now? >> well, this is an area that really does continue to stymie economists. wages were up 2.6% from a year ago. that's just enough to stay ahead of inflation. there is an expectation that il'll see wages rise to 3% by the end of the year, but until fat happens, it's really hard for many people to feel like they're feeling the benefit of this positive report. lor:lor: that 3.9% number is still pretty striking.
>> very-- it's a good number. ta glor: jill, thank you. a notorious murder case that's erken four decades of twists and turns took another one today. a connecticut court threw out the conviction of michael skakel, ethel kennedy's nephew, in the murder of a neighbor. here's tony dokoupil. >> reporter: 14 years ago, martha moxley, a popular teenager in greenwich, connecticut, was found beaten to death by someone wielding a golf club. her then-15-year-old neighbor, michael skakel, was found guilty of murder. today, a court vacated the conviction because of allegdely shoddy work by mickey sherman, skakel's lawyer. skakel and his supporters claim sherman ignored a possible witness in the trial 15 years ago, a witness who would have confirmed his alibi. bakel's cousin bobby kennedy, jr., has stood by him through
the years. >> he's innocent. i know he's innocent. >> reporter: skakel was originally convicted in 2002 and served ten years of a life n,ntence before a lower court vacated the sentence in 2013. just 16 months ago, the connecticut supreme court had reinstated the conviction, but in a rare move, reversed itself today. dorothy moxley, the victim's 85-year-old mother, told "the hartford courant" she was shocked by the decision. she remembered her daughter in 2008 in an interview with cbs "48 hours." .> martha was one of these children that was just so easy. she just was so easy to raise, to do things with. >> glor: tony is here with us now. the big question is, what is next for the investigation? >> reporter: well, it's now up ti state prosecutors to decide whether to retry skakel, who in the meantime is a free man. in a scathing, scathing dissent, one of the judges accused her colleagues of giving special treatment to skakel because of his wealth, his race, and his connections to the kennedy family. >> glor: tony, great to have you here, thanks. the military confirmed today, e n navy seals and another sailor are being discharged for drug use. t e seals were based on the east coast and tested positive for
cocaine and amphetamines in march and april. our david martin reported last year, the drug use in seal units was on the rise. repeated deployments overseas enabled some to get around random testing for years. a manhunt is under way for a gunman who shot a federal agent in chicago this morning. the agent with the bureau of alcohol, tobacco & firearms is rtrt of a unit formed last year to reduce gun violence in america's third largest city. adriana diaz is there. >> reporter: just after 3:00 a.m., a federal agent was working undercover with chicago aslice when he was shot in the face. >> reporter: the unidentified a.t.f. agent was ambushed while conducting a surveillance operation on the city's south side. police superintendent eddie johnson: >> i have ordered specialized units into the area to ensure the safety of the community residents and to conduct a manhunt for anyone involved in this reprehensible crime.
>> reporter: hundreds of officers have fanned out to search for suspects. the wounded agent was parted of chicago's gun strike force, formed last year to track down illegal guns. it's a problem we saw firsthand last summer. how easy is it for someone to get a gun? >> that easy. you want one? here. just like that. that's how easy it is. >> reporter: president trump has repeatedly said violent rime in chicago is out of inntrol. last year, 20 a.t.f. agents were sent to the city to be part of the strike force along with city and state police. >> this is our forensic lab. >> reporter: the a.t.f. special agent in charge, celinez tnez, leads the group, which includes this state-of-the-art mobile crime lab. >> you can match shell casings, you can match crime scenes. now you have a possible suspect eventually that will lead us to gun. >> reporter: so far this year, shootings are down 26% compared to last year, but still there have been nearly 600 shootings since january.
>> glor: adriana, what is the latest on the agent's condition tonight? >> reporter: jeff, i don't know if you just heard that bang, that's a flashback. the agent is in stable condition, but just as we were preparing to go live, all of these police vehicles that are unmarked arrived. we saw a swat team enter a building over here and just to my right there are police agents conducting a raid right now. so the agent is in stable indition. is's expected to make a full recovery, but this investigation is unfolding at this moment. >> glor: yeah, we heard that flash-bang, so it is taking place as we speak right now. i know you'll stay on the story. you've done a lot of reporting on shootings in chicago. adriana diaz, thank you very much. president trump told reporters today the united states has been pressing north korea to release three americans. hoey were jailed for what the north koreans called "anti-state activities." the white house says it would welcome their release as a goodwill gesture ahead of the summit between the president and kim jong-un. a lawsuit was filed today in the charlie rose sexual harassment case. the "washington post" reported
yesterday that 27 more women have come forward to accuse rose of sexually harassing them while they were working at cbs or elsewhere. three of them are now suing rose ccd cbs news, saying they were subjected to repeated ongoing and unlawful physical and verbal sexual harassment by rose, that oms unlawfully retaliated against one of them, and that the company failed to investigate the matter. ng a response, cbs news says "we will vigorously defend against the allegations pertaining to cbs news." reafired rose last fall. we reached out to him today for a comment on the suit, but have not heard back. >> breaking news just now coming in. checking in with tony decopele who has more details. >> former president george h.w. bush has been discharged from the hospital. his spokesperson jim mcgraff tweeted out the news the former president had been battling an infection for nearly two weeks. he was hospitalized just days after the death of former first lady barbara bush. mcgraff added the president was
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( gunfire ) >> reporter: in rural wisconsin, a-year-old matt schoenecker is in a legal battle with markesan high school over these t-shirts, this one showing guns and a grenade. >> every year we go out hunting and to the range. it's enjoyable. >> reporter: his parents, brian and pam, say their family hobby is being used against their son, and he's being harassed by some thassmates. >> they just said something like, "you could be the next yhool shooter maybe." >> reporter: matt says he's been wearing the shirts all year, but it was only after the parkland school shooting in february that the school's principal sent home a letter telling matt to change the shirt because it was inappropriate. elen matt refused, he was moved n' this cubicle for two days. >> when he says, well, your son's t-shirt is promoting violence. i said, it's a t-shirt. celebrate diversity. >> reporter: in april matt filed a lawsuit alleging that "there are no school rules explicitly banning wearing clothing that depicts firearms and that doing so violated his freedom of expression."
john monroe is matt's lawyer: >> again, the issue here isn't really a gun issue. it's a speech issue. and, you know, if parkland had never happened... >> reporter: but it is a gun issue. su well, i don't think it is. la's a speech issue. >> reporter: matt's lawyer points out that markesan allowed students to participate in walkout activities. he is being paid by wisconsin carry, a pro-gun group. matt's attorneys and school declined to comment. >> glor: nikki battiste, thanks. coming up, a minivan on autopilot is involved in a crash. crash. and a giant surprise that a farmer found in the field. mbc doesn't take a day off, and neither will i. and i treat my mbc with new everyday verzenio- the only one of its kind that can be taken every day. in fact, verzenio is a cdk4 & 6 inhibitor for postmenopausal women
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ry glor: we end the week with steve hartman, and what everyone can learn from a four-year-old. >> reporter: he's faster than tspeeding stroller, more adorable than a wet kitten, and able to get a stranger's attention with a single courtesy. >> excuse me. >> reporter: this is america's latest superhero... >> don't forget to show love. >> reporter: ...and the only superhero with the power to feed the homeless. now, why do you do that? >> you know what, mr. steve, it's just the right thing to do. >> reporter: is it? >> yes. >> reporter: by day, austin anrine is a mild-mannered four- year-old from birmingham, alabama. but about once a week, he turns into this alter ego. >> would you like a sandwich? >> reporter: a superhero set on feeding as many homeless people as possible. >> thank you. what's your superhero name? >> president austin. us president austin. >> reporter: president austin? >> president austin.
that's his idea of what the president is supposed to do. i'm like, buddy, you have no idea. ( laughter ) but i'm going along with it. >> reporter: t.j. says this all began when they were watching a tv show about pandas. me showed a mama panda abandoning a baby. t.j. told his son the cub was now homeless. and he said, "what's homeless?" i said, it's when you don't have a home and sometimes you don't have mom or dad. >> reporter: i already know the follow-up question. >> yaeh, are people homeless? >> when i was a four-year-old, i didn't care about people. >> i did. >> i can see! >> reporter: so austin launched this caped crusade. he told his mom and dad he wanted all of his allowance and money they would spend on toys to go toward chicken sandwiches instead. , thank you, baby. >> you're welcome. don't forget to show love. >> reporter: after he gives out t ch sandwich, he gives each person that same bit of advice.
>> don't forget to show love. >> reporter: "don't forget to onow love," he tells them. and most do, immediately. >> well, thank you. it warms my heart to see him. >> it would warm anyone's heart. he really does. >> reporter: raymond voss says this kid gives him hope. >> that's where it starts. >> don't forget to show love. >> reporter: everyone who meets austin leaves with hope, which is why, with any luck some day president austin won't be a superhero anymore. >> feeding the homeless is the highlight of my life. >> reporter: he'll just be a tin.ident. >> all right. come on, austin. >> reporter: steve hartman, on the road" in birmingham, alabama. >> glor: fantastic. austin will be eligible to run in the 2052 election. that is the "cbs evening news" for this week. you can catch us streaming like on cbsn.com. i'm jeff glor. have a great weekend. good night. captioning sponsored b
kpix 5 news begins with justice for some bay area renters. they say their landlord made their lives miserable and forced a couple of dozen families to share a few bathrooms. now they want a big legal battle. mac a judge approved a $1 million settlement for the tenants living in a residence hotel on eighth street in chinatown. the owner tried to force him out to charge higher rent. we first broke the story two years ago and reports that the tenants will now be allowed to stay. >> reporter: this is really a case about david versus goliath. they sued the landlord and the investment company has settled for relief for the little guys.
they use the two kitchens and there's barely any way for the bathrooms to be used. >> he said the situation at the building is much better today. this week the property owner settled a lawsuit by paying 14 tenants in the city of oakland $1 million. >> it means stability. we didn't know when they would evict us. >> in 2016, the tenants sued the new property owner called lakeside investment company, claiming harassment and discrimination. most of the tenants are chinese immigrants and speaks very little english. they say the property owner demolished one of two kitchens and for about nine months, forcing tenants from all 36 units to share one single kitchen. same thing with the bathrooms. the owner removed for,