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2 1/2 miles through both deep water and steep climbs. the biggest concern is a pinch point in the cave that is just 15 inches across. in that area the boys have toiv der toit through andea a small patch of dry land before going back down into the water. cbs news obtained these images from inside the rescue operation. showing the sheer scale of this effort. rescuers charging through the flooded cave but also exhausted and sleeping on the rocky floor. an international army formed to first find and then save the lives of these 12 young boys and their coach. now, the head of the rescue mission says that their rescue plan is based on bringing four people out each day. and that is partly because it takes about 20 hours for them to reset all of the oxygen tanks inside the cave that they need during these rescues. so it's not clear if the remaining five people inside will get out today.
jeff? >> ben tracy, thanks very much. and as ben reported, once rescued the boys have been whisked to medical treatment about 60 miles away. anna werner is at the hospital in chiang rai. anna? >> reporter: jeff, good morning. and it is early morning here, i should say. we are awaiting medical conditions of the four boys that were rescued last night. we do know that the first group of four boys are reported to be in stable condition. they're between 14 and 16 years old. a hospital has dedicated an entire floor here to care for those kids. one nurse per child. now, officials say medical evaluations will take three to five days, likely could take as long as seven. the first issues doctors will be looking for are dehydration and malnutrition. during the two weeks that they were in the cave they didn't have proper nutrition or exercise. after they were rescued some of the boys asked for a thai dish of meat with chili and basil. now, those hospitalized boys are being held in isolation due to
fear of infection, but while they were in the cave letters were exchanged among the boys, parents and coach. here's what one of those letters said. they said in part, "dad and mom are waiting to set up your birthday party. quickly make yourself healthy. dad and mom louf." the parents also wrote a letter to the coach saying, "don't blame yourself. every dad and mom isn't angry with you at all." now, some media outlets here have named the first four boys to be rescued, but the father of one of the boys told us the parents actually don't know who has been rescued. they're waiting in solidarity, waiting and hoping, jeff >> it's been so great to read those letters and even better to see everyone out safely. anna werner, thank you. heve administration's crackdown on illegal immigration moved today to a federal court in san diego. justice department lawyer told the judge about half the young children separated from their parents at the border will still anybody federal custody tomorrow. reuniting all the families will take time. here's mireya villareal.
>> reporter: in court today the government admitted they will not be able to meet a federal judge's deadline to reunite all kids under 5 years old who were separated from their parents at the border. aclu attorney lee gelernt is suing the government on behalf of migrant families. zplt government is planning on reuniting at most 59 of the 102 kids they've identified who are under 5 years old. >> reporter: the u.s. department of health and human services says more than 40 kids will remain in their custody past the deadline. their reason -- the parents for nine children have been deported and haven't. found. 12 parents a faccr in the coun but the government has lost track of them. still, hhs says they are carefully vetting parents to protect child safety. the government is also facing a july 26 deadline for the rest of the nearly 3,000 separated minors. >> i'm very worried about her.
>> [ speaking foreign language ]. >> because i know that she's suffering. >> reporter: mario is one of those parents. he hasn't seen his daughter in nearly a month after they crossed the border illegally. criminal charges were dropped against him, but his daughter remains in an el paso shelter. >> they promised me that when i was set free that i would see my daughter in two days. it's been 14 days that i've been here. >> reporter: the department of health and human services right now is where we are centering our questions around, jeff. we are trying to figure out what will happen to them if they don't fully meet that deadline. a lot of our experts are saying right now nothing, but it will put the government on notice and the courts will be more closely watching them. >> mireya, thank you very much. in japan a massive search and rescue operation is under way for victims of the worst flooding there in 35 years. more than 100 were killed. millions have been forced from their homes.
jericka duncan has details. >> reporter: the frantic search for survivors continues today in southwestern japan. over the weekend stotorrential rain, at times as much as three inches per hour, inundated roads and entire towns, swallowing homes and cars, trapping people inside. some regions reportedly received three times the usual precipitation for a normal july. setting off landslides and sending rivers surging over their banks. at least 100 people have been killed, with many still unaccounted for. this man held up his mother as he told the story of finding his grandmother dead. he later learned that his grandfather died too. while the rain has subsided, thousands remain without clean water and electricity. and with temperatures expected to rise as high as 93 degrees, fears of heatstroke now a major concern in these already
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>> reporter: now it's murder. 44-year-old mother of three dawn sturgess became the first victim to die of novichok, the same type of nerve agent used to poison ex-russian spy serges and partner charlie rowley came across a contaminated item left over from that attack, a syringe or a vial. she struggled with alcohol problems. he's reportedly a registered heroin user. they were known to search dumpsters rooting for drugs, says city counselor matthew dean. >> we know they had in the past spent time looking through bins, closed areas that normally people wouldn't engage in. >> reporter: police are now scrambling to find that tainted item, closing off the park, residences, anywhere the couple visited. sturgess sometimes stayed at this homeless shelter just a stroll away from where the skripals collapsed. as a matter of fact, she was
living here at the time. she and rowley also spent some time here in the 24 hours before they fell ill. the nerve agent death of a fellow resident has shocked the community. pena southwell celebrated her birthday in the park the very same day the couple collapsed. >> i am more worried than last time because last time you knew it was a targeted attack whereas this time it's just completely random. >> reporter: charlie rowley remains in critical condition here. today the kremlin called the investigation britain's problem and any suggestion that russia's involved is quite absurd. jeff? >> charlie, thank you. up next here, florida takes action against a toxic blob. when your blanket's freshness fades
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homes comes a story of undying love, told tonight by manuel bojorquez. >> rep quickly friday night that issue and laura row had no choice but to flee with their two girls but leaving behind one priceless possession. >> it just dawned on me, oh, my gosh, my wedding ring. >> she's like i left my ring, should i go back and get it? absolutely not. i know what it means to her and i know what it means to me but i know what she means to me. >> reporter: the couple married just eight months ago. >> how did you know where the ring might be? >> i knew exactly wir left it. i leave it in the same spot above the bathroom sink in this little dish. >> reporter: when they returned to the ashes two days later -- >> i started looking in here. >> reporter: isha used the pipes sticking out from the rubble to guide him. the diamonds were gone but he found the ring. so not only did you find the ring, you then did what? >> i was looking at the ring and there she was. so i just dropped down to a knee and proposed. and i just said, hey, will you
marry me again? and she said yes. >> reporter: a firefighter who this s expect >> we don't loo at it as a charred remnant of what could have been. we look at it as hope and prosperity of what's going to be. >> it just put everything into perspective. and like i have the man i love. the kids are okay. the pets are okay. so in that dark moment it just made things lighter. >> reporter: a moment made more significant by what they revealed just today. laura is eight weeks pregnant. another new beginning. >> we're going to make everything good out of this. >> yeah. >> manuel bojorquez, cbs news, goleta, california. >> that is the "overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the nation's capital i'm jeff glor.
>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." president trump announced his nomination of judge brett kavanaugh to be the 114th justice of the united states supreme court. if confirmed by the senate, kavanaugh, who once clerked for justice anthony kennedy, will take kennedy's seat as he retires. here was the president on judge kavanau kavanaugh. >> throughout legal circles he is considered a judge's judge, a true thought leader among his peers. he is a brilliant jurist with a clear and effective writing style universally regarded as legal mind ofe. >> kanaugh's a judge on the u.s. circuit court of appeals in
washington, d.c. he is 53 years old, a graduate of yale law, a roman catholic. he is married with two daughters. here was judge kavanaugh just a short time ago. >> my judicial philosophy is straightforward. a judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law. a judge must interpret statutes as written. and a judge must interpret the constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent. >> our chief legal correspondent jan crawford now has more on the nomination of judge brett kavanaugh to the supreme court. >> i brett m. kavanaugh -- >> reporter: in his 13 years as a federal appeals court judge brett kavanaugh has earned a reputation as an intellectual force with a clear conservative judicial philosophy. >> read the text of the constitution as written mindful of history and tradition. don't make up new constitutional rights that are not in the
constitution. >> reporter: the 53-year-old father of two grew up just outside washington with his elite academic credentials he is a favorite of the conservative legal establishment. before becoming a judge he worked for independent counsel ken starr and served in the george w. bush white house. and for three years senate democrats blocked his appellate court nomination. in speeches kavanaugh has talked about how his experience shaped him as a judge. >> it also helps white house experience i think, and history shows and executive branch experience, when judges need to show some fortitude and backbone in those cases where the independent judiciary has to stand up to the mystique of the presidency and the eti ch. is a president who is going to go bold. i mean, he is willing to fight for someone that is going to be a true conservative intellectual force on the supreme court. i mean, judge kavanaugh is very
highly regarded on the prestigious d.c. circuit. he's well liked. and he's got a record. >> he's been tested in some of these -- the process before, the questionings at least. >> and that's very important to the conservative legal establishment and to president trump because sometimes republicans have been disappointed by the justices that they put on the supreme court. they get to washington and have a tendency sometimes to drift to the left. but judge kavanaugh has that record and he has that experience and he is someone who is kind of of an intellectual powerhouse, who can lead the conservative movement and solidify that supreme court with five conservative justices for a generation. this is something republican presidents have tried to do for 40 years and failed. and president trump may be able to do that with this nomination. >> margaret, the politicking now >> it does.. not only to win the fight on the hill for confirmation, which will be a bit of a fight as jan just laid out. in part because judge kavanaugh has been around washington for
so long. there is such a paper trail. and among some of the things on his resume are some controversial associations. he was involved with the 2000 recount of -- remember that election and the divisiveness that result add round that. also he helped independent counsel ken starr's investigation of president clinton. he has been called everything from a political foot soldier by chuck schumer to a political operative. by the late senator ted kennedy. so he is someone who represents very much the republican political establishment. why does that matter? because president trump campaigned on overturning that. but you know why it's a win they think at the white house is because this is an incredibly divided republican party. it's at war with itself. and as they hit the campaign trail in november to win over some of those seats, this is something that really unifies a divided republican party. they can say look at what the president has delivered, not just with two supreme court
justices but also 29 federal court judges that they have pushed through what is really in many ways a stalled congress. >> been a huge focus of this president's term, which is why it will be a huge focus of the mid-terms as both sides try to rally, democrats against and republicans for. tell us about the room where this took place and what happened inside. >> this is not really a surprise president trump chose this but the president has made very clear he doesn't go only from what's on paper. he likes to gauge a feel for a person and chemistry. and we saw that with judge kavanaugh tonight as he stood at the podium and was surrounded by his family, his two young daughters. he looked out into the audience and saw his parents sitting next to first lady melania trump. even during his speech he gave a high five to his youngest daughter and talked about his other daughter's softball championship win.
and so we're able to see judge kavanaugh not only for his credentials and his pedigree, his academic and professional record but also as a family man. and we know that is something that president trump values. so this was a tremendous night for him. now the white house has the real work to do launching that campaign to get him confirmed. >> we also saw his parents in the audience looking on, both judges, by the way. so one can only imagine what it was like for them to watch their only child be nominated for the supreme court. nancy cordes also with us now. nancy, talk about the process ahead here. it is going to be very challenging for democrats but also not necessarily a short process here given the amount of paperwork that has to be worked through. >> correct. and just to give you a sense of the timing here, it took the senate a little over two months to confirm neil gorsuch. and republicans are aiming for the same kind of timeline this
time around. praise already pouring in of course from congressional republicans. they're using words like exemplary and well respected and smart and fair to describe kavanaugh. and certainly it helps he's a judge here in washington, d.c. he served in the bush administration. so some of them know him personally and others looking forward to getting to know him better. in fact, i spoke to john cornyn. he is the number two senate republican from texas. earlier today. he was at the president's announcement. i talked to him about the new nominee. here's what he had to say. >> some people said his 12 years as a judge is a liability. i consider it a strength. we know this is not going to be an easy confirmation. but we know what the outcome is going to be. >> reporter: very different reaction, of course, from democrats. already a few senate democrats have announced their opposition to kavanaugh. one of them is the leader of senate democrats, chuck schumer, who tweet aid short time ago, "i
. >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome back to the "overnight news." i'm michelle miller. president trump's trade war is already taking a toll on the u.s. dairy industry, particularly in wisconsin. new tariffs from china alone threaten about a billion dollars' worth of exports from the state. much of it cheese. dean reynolds got a taste of the controversial. >> this was milk just a few hours ago. >>reporter: at the sartori cheese plant in plymouth, wisconsin turning humble curds into parmesan, ched sxr other table favorites is a thing to behold. but these days in addition to dipping their 20-pound wheels into wine, or hand-rubbing them
with pepper, an unwanted ingredient is being added to their business. tariffs. >> the president is focused on helping to protect american workers and american industries and create a fair playing field. >> reporter: that's fine, says jeff schwager, president of the sartori company, but tariffs are the wrong way to reach that goal. >> i have yet to find an example where tariffs have worked. for the long-term good of the country that first imposes them. >> reporter: the president's protectionist moves have prompted u.s. trading partners to retaliate with tariffs of their own on such wisconsin exports as cranberries, apples, and harley-davidson motorcycles. american cheese is more expensive to buy now in mexico and canada. sartori's two biggest foreign markets. u.s. dairy exports totaled $5.5 billion lasthioing to go on there will look for an s down
alternative product without the tariffs on it. >> reporter: overproduction has already created a glut of milk on the market, driving down dairy prices and threatening some of the 130 family farms on which sartori relies. stacy limbering has 75 cows. >> this is a great time to be a dairy farmer? >> no, it's not. we don't make a lot of money. we're not really making any money at this point in time. >> reporter: the limberg farm produces about 5,000 pounds of milk every day. you can't just snap your fingers and stop that flow. these are animals after all. >> we don't know are the companies going to put a lim uc day,ow much w rorter: s ved form your point of view? >> right now yes. in hindsight, yes.
>> reporter: she hopes this may just be a negotiating ploy by the president. and so does jeff schwager. is this a bluff? >> i don't know that it's a bluff, but i sure hope there's a strategy behind this. >> reporter: dean reynolds, plymouth, wisconsin. environmental officials in florida are trying to head off an ecological disaster. a toxic algae bloom is choking the biggest waterway in the state and some lawmakers want the governor to declare a state of emergency. manuel bojorquez has the story from lake okeechobee. >> reporter: chris whitman's been fishing southwest florida his entire life. but the once postcard-perfect summer waters are becoming fouled by slimy and toxic green algae. >> it's not looking good for the future. i've canceled my trips the next few weeks because of this issue. i'm not on the water as much as i once was. >> reporter: it's a recurrings e oblem startshere
okeechobee, the aquatic lifeblood of south florida. after heavy rains the army corps of engineers released millions of gallons to relieve pressure on the lake's old earthen dam. but the water is chock full of chemicals and nutrients, much of it runoff from commercial agriculture and sprawling development. when that mix bakes in the summer sun, the algae population explodes. biologist john kasami has been collecting samples and warning about the health hazards. >> the toxins, the cyanobacteria produce are incredibly potent. they affect liver function. there's neurotoxins that they produce. so it's a suite of really toxic stuff that can kill wildlife and really impact people's health. >> if you get close enough you can see this isn't just a film. it is a thick gooey substance. and once it starts to cover up a waterway like this, it deprives g fef it.gen, essentially wildlife like manatees can choke to death.
but underwater the entire marine ecosystem is at risk. so too are waterside businesses. captain chris whitman says he's lost $20,000 on canceled trips already this summer. >> this is going to take a lot of work and a lot of time o'ftox it. but it is fixable. these are manmade issues and man can fix them. >> reporter: the federal government and the state have approved a $1.6 billion plan to clean and store some of the lake water, but it still has not been funded. even the private sector is stepping in, offering a $10 million reward to whoever comes up with the best plan to fix the problem here. because the algae has already been spotted in as much as 90% of lake okeechobee. the video bloggers or vloggers known as high on life are mourning the deaths of three of their members. they died on one of their adrenaline-fueled adventures when they fell from a waterfall in canada.
kenneth craig has the story. ♪ >> reporter: their adventures took them around the globe. not only entertaining their fans with videos of their daring stunts but also inspiring them. >> follow your bliss. stop looking for reasons why you can't and look for reasons why you can. >> reporter: the vloggers were part of the travel collective high on life. their youtube videos urged viewers to get out and explore the world. more than a million fans followed them on instagram. and they pushed the limits until the very end, when riker gamble, alexi layac, and his girlfriend megan scraper died after accidentally plunging nearly 100 feet over a canadian wahl waterfall. according to officials, the three were swimming in one of the pools at the top of shannon falls and walking along a ledge before they fell. scraper reportedly slipped
first, and the two men were also swept away trying to save her. the terrain complicated the recover yi recovery of the bodies. there has been a sharp increase in emergency calls since a nearby gondola opened says john wilcox of squamish search and rescue. >> it's a beautiful area, but along with that comes some pretty severe terrain and the less people are educated, equipped, trained to access some of these areas it has potential for big risk. >> reporter: last year gamble, layac and another member of high on life were banned from u.s. federal land after pleading at national parks. the three who were killed made a living on social media traveling the world. scraper said it was a life most people can only dream of. >> it's intense and you don't know what you're doing. there's ups and downs. but at the end of the day there's just nothing like doing your own thing.
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bulls, a tradition that dates back 700 years. the bulls have to get from their pens to the bull-fighting ring. so they open the doors and let them run through the streets. running with the bulls is seen as an act of bravery. so what does that make running with the bulls if you're blind? well, jonathan vigliotti spoke to one retired u.s. army ranger who does more than that. >> reporter: we were among those to go running with the bulls early this morning. hence this traditional red and white uniform. we came all this way to meet one man, major ivan castro, who i think it's safe to say is unlike any other person to run down this street before. a thousand-pound enemy charging the front line. writer ernest hemingway once compared pam ploenas running with the bulls to a battlefield, which means for the first time since 2006 major ivan castro, former u.s. special forces, went
back to a war zone. >> it's like -- it is like a mission. and it is a battlefield for me. i don't know when this thing is coming. i've got to rely on the eyes of others. >> reporter: relying on the eyes of others because ivan is about to run with the bulls blind. do people ever say you're blind, you're crazy for doing this? >> yeah. i hear it all the time. >> reporter: and what do you say to them? >> you've got to live life on the edge. you know, but -- and live to the fullest. and life is too short. >> reporter: ivan was deployed in iraq in 2006 when his team came under a mortar attack. two of his brothers in arms were killed. the blast caused ivan to lose complete vision in both eyes. >> not being able to deploy, not being able to jump out of planes no more the way i did before, i miss that. i miss that excitement, that adrenaline. and i think that every year i need something to do to stay
focused, to train in order to feel alive. you know? >> reporter: so he trained. for marathons at first. then ultra marathons. he journeyed to the south pole with prince harry, climbed mt. kilimanjaro and just finished the el camino de santiago, a 400-mile-long pilgrimage across spain. ♪ he arrived just in time for pamplona's san fermin festival, the week-long nonstop celebration of life and death. for some it's a coming of age. for others a tested tradition. for ivan it's a second chance to outrun danger. >> running a marathon you just put one foot in front of the other and don't quit and eventually you'll cross the finish line. but i think the fis he is not getting gored. >> reporter: and with the opening of the gates the battle
begins. he was swallowed by the frenzy. but as others tumbled like bowling pins ivan stood his ground. >> here we go. >> reporter: he's guided through the darkness by his friends colonel fred dumar and david kaiser. >> you can hear the bulls go by like just swipe by you. and then you can hear thepl as well as like the panic. the panic and fear. people just running in fear, in total fear. and being blind, you just don't know what's coming. is that bull like right behind me or is he five feet? is he an inch? >> we've got to go. >> reporter: in the end he escaped from the half-mile sprint uninjured. >> never, ever i thought i was going to come run with the bulls. >> has this experience showed you something new about yourself? >> there's nothing impossible. >> reporter: a soldier battling back and grabbing life by the horns.
the bull run will continue for the rest of the week. but ivan says he's done when you humble yourself under the mighty hand of god, in due time he will exalt you. hi, i'm joel osteen. i'm excited about being with you every week. i hope you'll tune in. you'll be inspired, you'll be encouraged. i'm looking forward to seeing you right here. you are fully loaded and completely equipped for the race that's been designed for you.
steve hartman now with the story of love even more wonderful the second time around. >> which pictures do we have here? anything current? >> reporter: jonathan and angela are in that getting to know you stage of their relationship. but unlike most couples going through this discovery period -- >> oh. >> remember that? >> reporter: jeff and angela hartung of tulsa, oklahoma -- >> what did we do when we were there? >> reporter: -- are married and have been for the past 17 years. >> i don't remember. >> reporter: so much was lost after the accident. about five years ago angela got hit by a car while crossing this intersection in new york city. she suffered a traumatic brain injury and was in a coma for about a month. when she woke up, she was
trapped in the past. >> i don't remember anything. at all. as for my two children, i thought they were like 2 and 8 years old. they were 17 and 23 years old. >> reporter: angela had no memory of at least the last 15 years of her life. she thought she was still married to her first husband, who died long ago, and had no recollection whatsoever of her second wedding to jeff or anything about jeff, which left him with a question that had no easy answer. how to go from stranger back to spouse. he started by lining virtually every inch of their home with pictures, reminders of happier days. then he began courting his wife. >> what about that one right there? >> reporter: and most importantly, he never left her side. >> i love how you help me. >> reporter: and eventually, it worked. which called for a celebration.
one angela would never forget. >> we're gathered here today as witnessed for jeff and angela as they renew their vows of holy m mat rimmowny. >> reporter: earlier this month surrounded by friends and family in central park jeff and angela started the next chapter of their storybook tale. >> today i choose you angela. >> again. >> again. >> you may kiss the bride. [ applause ] >> reporter: of course those painful years would have broken a lot of marriages. but jeff believes the accident did quite the opposite for his. >> i honestly believe that this happened for a reason. >> you feel like it's a blessing that this happened? not the injuries but the fact you had to prove yourself all over again. >> i do. to be able to do over -- how many times have we said i wish i could go back and do something over again? i've gotten to do that. >> reporter: and that's the beauty of having a second chance. at finding your one true love.
steve hartman, on the road, in new york. >> and that'll do it for us captioning funded by cbs it's tuesday, july 10 the final four soccer players and their coach trapped in a cave. president's pick. mr. trump names judge brett kavanaugh as his nominee for the supreme court. and today, dozens of children separated from their parents at the u.s./mexico border are expected to be reunited.