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lp at girlup.org. this is the cbs "overnight news." a new york city police officers was gunned down this morning in what the department calls an assassination. u.s. attorney jeff sessions called it murder in cold blood. here is don dahler. >> reporter: shortly after midnight, fourth of july fireworks were exploeding in the bronx sky when a gunshot rang out and a distraught nypd officer made a desperate call for help. >> my partner is shot. my partner its shot. get me a [ bleep ] ambulance. >> get a blood bank going. i need units over to 183 and morris. shots fired. >> 48-year-old, a 12-year nypd veteran and mother of three sitting in an nypd mobile unit when ambushed.
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fatally shot in the head. nypd commissioner james o'neal. >> it is clear this was unprovoked attack on police officers, assigned to keep the people safe. she was sitting in the vehicle. and -- he came up. and, fired a round into the vehicle. >> alexander bonds, a 34-year-old on parole for a robbery conviction was killed in the ensuing gunfight with police. there its no known motive for his actions but he often posted anti-police comments on line. >> i am here to tell you, police, police. >> nationally, fatal ambushes of law enforcement officers is on the rise. familia the fourth this year. in 2015, eight officers in the u.s. were killed in surprise attacks. a year later that number grew to 21. a 162% increase, most in ten years.
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last year, five officers in dallas were murdered. and three in baton rouge. in ambush attacks. the nypd has been installing bullet proof windows in certain vehicles since last year when an officer was killed during a traffic stop. to date, over 2,000 police cars equipped with ballistic panels, but james, the vehicle that officer familia was in would not have qualified under the current program. >> don dahler, in the bronx. the city of chicago flooded streets with thousand of extra police officers during the holiday weekend. but they could not stop an eruption of gun violence. adriana diaz is there. >> reporter: this extra long fourth of july weekend was bloodiest in recent years. at least 101 team were shot. nearly half in the last 12 hours of the holiday weekend. to give you a sense of the enormity of the number that is the amount of passengers that can fill most regional airplanes. at least, 15 people were killed.
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to see the violence for ourselves we spent last night with tim white, a former gang leader, who is now frying to stop the violence in the streets. >> we are on the way to a murder scene. we rushed to the site of the murder. a liquor store on the west side. as police sealed the crime saint was too much forsome to bear. we learned that just after midnight, two people were shot in one of the alleys, just back there. and you can see, a body -- on the sidewalk. that police covered with the blanket. the body laid there for hours. as police continued their investigation. >> same night that somebody gets shot, something else can happen. >> cbs on assignment spent the week in chicago to witness the violence from the inside. >> every day you, know. >> we got bigger guns than this. >> young men told us how easy it was to get guns. >> so you paid $500 for each of these? >> no. that's what they're worth. $500. $600. paid a couple hundred. >> before the holiday weekend,
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the chicago police department announced they're changing the way they fight gun violence. forming a new task force with federal and state agencies to stem the flow of illegal guns and try to curtail the violence. j.b.? >> thanks, adriana. in chicago. and this programming note, cbs on assign. can be seen here on the cbs television network monday nights at 10:00, 9:00 central beginning july 31st. >> cities all over america have been boosting their minimum wage. it is up to $15 an hour in seattle. but it is going in the opposite direction in st. louis. dean reynold is there. >> kick the tv's on. >> amar hawatna's family restaurant is struggling. is your business in jeopardy right now? >> absolutely. >> reporter: with rising sales taxes and meat prices, minimum wage hike, $10 an hour two month as go made exit pensive to stay open. he cutback, five to two days a week for lunch. hamburgers are smaller. pricier and customers scarcer. it's not the government but combination of worker
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determination and customer demand that should set the correct wage. >> huh i built myself. teaching my children to build themselves. don't ask what do i get? ask what can i do? >> and missouri governor eric greitens agrees. next month the minimum wage will return to $7.70 an hour. $10 an hour a mistake. despite what you hear from liberals, it will take money out of people's pockets. at their nationwide protest, minimum wage went up july 1, or will go up soon, from chicago to flagstaff and l.a. to d.c. wanda roberts. minimum wage worker in st. louis said the $10 wage brought in extra $400 a month and helped the local economy. >> if we make it $10. we will go back out and spend money. >> now it is being reversed. what will that do to you? >> i will go back to struggling. trying to worry how i will pay my rent. how i will pay my bills. and how have money left over to buy household supplies and food.
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>> here in st. louis, the minimum wage was supposed to go up to $11 an hour in january. but now that's'going to happen. and by one estimate, james, 38,000 workers could miss out on a raise. >> dean reynolds in st. louis. thank you, dean. >> coming up next, skiers enjoy an endless winter in the west. and later, new evidence amelia erhardt may have survived a crash landing on her final flight. dobecause you've got ams lot of cheering to do! get fast sinus relief...with vicks sinex. and get your head back in the game. sinex. the congestion, pressure, pain to clear your head, medicine.
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for the fourth time in 70 years, california's squaw valley was open for skiing on independence day. great news for those at the top of the mountain, but danger for those below. here is carter evans. >> reporter: in the high sierra of california it is continuing to look a lot like christmas. but in july. >> i never thought i would wear shorts skiing. >> two weeks after the official start of summer, skiers at squaw valley are refusing to let temperatures near 80 degrees, melt away their favorite winter
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sport. what is the difference between a winter skier and a spring summer skier. >> they're basically the same. they're just wearing less. >> squaw valley president and ceo andy worth says it is all thanks to last winter's epic snowfall. >> this is absolutely unchartered territory. >> whoa! >> while these folks are racing downhill. federal snow pack monitor, jeff anderson is heading uphill to check the data. >> how much snow is here now. >> little over 4 feet now. we are standing on. 2 1/2 winters of snow the we got this one winter. >> as it melts. most of the snow in the mountains flows down to lake tahoe. during a heat wave, more than $12 billion gallons of water poured in. forcing officials to release ten times more water than usual. that's causing raging currents downstream along the truckee river. search-and-rescue teams down in
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reno, nevada, are training for the worst. according to the team member, mark bell. >> it is flowing at least double of what we would normally expect this time of year. they rescued more than 20 people. and at least three have died. it's happening in river as cross the sierra. back up in the mountains, resorts are preparing for more summer skiing. >> most climatologists will tell you that this is a function of volatility of weather patterns and we will see more like this going forward. >> carter evans, cbs news, lake tahoe. when we come back, what had the prince and his wife in stitches? have a little fun together, or a lot. k-y yours and mine. two sensations that work together, so you can play together. no, please, please, oh! ♪ (shrieks in terror) (heavy breathing and snorting)
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the pentagon reported the death of an american soldier in afghanistan. private kirkpatrick, he was helping train afghan soldiers monday when hit by indirect fire. a term often use to describe rocket attacks. private kirkpatrick was 19. hot, dry weather is making it tough for firefighters battling more than three dozen wildfires in 12 states. a quick moving fire is threatening breckenridge, colorado, 70 acres burned. the police are warning the entire town may have to be evacuated. >> britain's prince charles isn't known for his sense of humor. but in canada, last week he and his wife, camilla got the giggles watching a performance of inuit throat singing. the prince tried to hide his laughter by scratching his nose, but, but it didn't work. >> up next, a new clue in an
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to request your free decision guide. it was 80 years ago this week that emile yeah erhardt disappeared never to be seen again. one of the greatest mysteries in aviation history. tonight, chip reid tells us a new clue. >> aviation's leading lady. >> when amelia erhardt disappeared she made headlines
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around the world. >> amelia erhardt -- >> attempting to become the first woman to circumnavigate the globe. u.s. investigators concluded she crashed and died in the pacific. the plane and her remains were never found. dozens of searches over eight decades have come up empty until, possibly, now. >> i have a photograph which i believe clearly indicates that earhart was captured by the japanese. >> les kinny, retired federal investigator who spent years searching for earhart believes he solved the mystery and reveals evidence in a history channel special airing this sunday. he thinks the u.s. government may have engaged in a cover-up. >> this photograph came out of a navy file, top secret file in the national archives. and misfiled. and that is the only reason i found it. >> expert kent gibson analyzed the photo.
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>> the hairline is most distinctive characteristic. >> he believes this is fred noonan, earhart's navigator and this woman, amelia. >> not likely, likely, to very likely extremely likely. >> dorothy cochran is skeptical. awe thought theory she was captured by the japanese has been around basically since she disappeared. >> reporter: but she is also confident that the fascination with exactly what happened to amelia earhart will continue for years to come. >> one of the biggest mysteries of the 20th century: >> that's the "overnight news" for this thursday. now for some of you the news continues. and for others, check back with us just a bit later for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center here
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in new york city, i'm james brown. welcome to the overnight news. i'm jericka duncan. president trump will meet with leaders over the next couple days. the president arrived in poland yesterday. and today attend a gathering of leaders from central and eastern european countries. tomorrow heads to germany 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. on the fourth of july, north korea test launched its first intercontinental missile with potential range that could hit parts of the united states. in a tweet before traveling overseas, president trump said, china's this morning,
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with missiles. in a large scale military exercise wednesday, the u.s. and south korea launched a barrage of missiles into the east sea. the message to north korea, we have weapons too, and they are not far away. in a statement, the pentagon said the u.s. will use the full range of capabilities at our disposal against the growing threat from north korea. after the u.s. military confirmed the regime successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile tuesday, south korean officials say the missile known
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as the hwasong 14 is two stage weapon with estimated range of tested before this was back in may. that had a range of maybe about 300 miles. so this is considerably longer. i think the kind of things they're doing will allow them to continue to increase the range. >> north korea believes that possessing nuclear weapons capable of hitting the u.s., is the only way to be taken seriously. the regime is developing its weapons more rapidly than most experts thought possible. it claims that tuesday's test improved the accuracy of its icbm and that it can carry a large sized heavy nuclear warhead. but one test does not mean that north korea now has reliable intercontinental ballistic missile system. we don't know if they're able to put a nuclear warhead on it as they claim. >> the nypd is grieving the loss of an officer who police say was
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assassinated while on duty in the bronx. the gunman had a history of posting rants against police online. here is don dahler. >> reporter: shortly after midnight. fourth of july fireworks were exploding in the bronx sky when a gunshot rang out. sitting in a unit when am burd. shot in the head. nypd commissioner, james o'neal. >> it is clear this was an unprovoked attack on police officers. she was sitting in the vehicle. he came up and fired a round into the vehicle. there is no motive for his actions but he often posted anti-police comments on line. >> because i am here to till
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you, police, police. >> fatal ambushes of law enforcement officers is on the rise. familia, the fourth this year. in 2015, eight officers in the u.s. were killed in surprise attacks. a year later that number grew to 21. a 162% increase the most in ten years. last year, five officers in dallas were murdered. three in baton rouge, in ambush attacks. >> firefighters are working overtime to contain spreading wildfires in the west. fires have been burning in nearly a dozen states. hot temperatures and dry brush are fueling the flames. conditions could get even worse in the coming days. here is jamie yuccas.
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>> 2 1/2 acres. >> no rest late into the night tuesday for southern california firefighters. >> this fire is burning uphill. it is burning in pretty thick brush. >> water dropping helicopter worked into the early morning hours to contain the fire. which continued to burn about 20 miles east of los angeles. it came after a day of fighting fast moving wildfires across the southland. a wildfire at a farming community, 40 miles east of l.a., quickly grew to 40 acres tuesday. burning at least one structure. people in the area had little warning. >> it went up fast. >> those living here worked quickly to move their animals and live stock out of harm's way. about 10 miles to the south, another wildfire is burning. this fire quickly erupted to almost 400 acres. no structures were threatened. it is not expected to be contained until sometime today. >> the county fire has hands
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full with this. >> this brushfire west of los angeles, snarled holiday traffic after come offing dangerously close to the busy 101 freeway. >> frightening for motorists. >> the fire burned 50 acres. hot, dry conditions expected this week with temperatures reaching the 90 degree mark. jamie yuccas, los angeles. >> the cbs "overnight news" will be right back.
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>> announcer: this is the cbs "overnight news." skiers and snow boarders in california are hitting the slopes in t-shirts and shorts. lifts in the squaw valley area were open on the fourth of july for only the fourth time in history. but while many enjoy the late ski season up top, there are serious concerns downstream. here is carter evans. >> in high sierra of california, it's continuing to look a lot like christmas. but in july. >> never thought i would wear
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shorts skiing. >> two weeks after the official start of summer, skiers at squaw valley are refusing to let temperatures near 80 degrees melt away their favorite winter sport. >> what's the difference between a winter skier and spring summer skier. >> they're basically the same. they're just wearing less. awe squaw valley president and ceo andy worth thanks last winter's epic snowfall for his ability to keep the chairs lifting into july. >> we have this concept. the 2016, 2017, 2018 season. take two ski seasons put them together. unchartered territory. >> reporter: while these folks are rushing downhill. federal snow pack monitor, jeff andersen is heading up to check on a data collection site nestled between runs. basically is a big scale that measures how much weight there is in the snow pack. >> although this one is empty. a few mountains over. >> how much snow is here now? >> about, little over four feet right now. we are standing on. >> this station is still buried in winter. >> we had 2 1/2 times, 250%,
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2 1/2 winters of snow we got this one winter. >> as it melts, most of the snow in these mountains, flows downhill to the same destination. the 191 square mile catch basin known as lake tahoe. >> we have seen more in flow to the lake this year than any year since we have records back to 1900. >> u.s. district court water master, chad blanchard keeps an eye on walter levels at the lake. in just one week during california's recent heat wave, more than 12 billion gallons of water poured in. it is now only 2 inches from being full. there are 63 identified streams that feed like tahoe. >> how many route out? >> one route out. >> the truckee river. >> right. >> reporter: because of this year's sheer volume, blanchard had to release ten times more water through this dam than in a
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normal year. that's causing serious trouble downstream. search-and-rescue teams in reno, nevada are training for the worst. they have rescued more than 20 people from the raging current so far this year. and at least three have been swept to their death. awe off flowing about, at least double of what we would normally expect this time of year. >> mark bell of the team says that recreational swimmers and kayakers are being caught off-guard by a river that is usually far more placid. >> decide to maybe get in the river, little bit. and then, the river, basically takes them off their feet. >> reporter: it is happening all over the west. the california highway patrol recently plucked this man from a rock in the middle of the nearby yuba river. >> at the station. get him in. >> just a few feet away from plunging over a 50-foot water fall. >> bring him up. >> here he comes. hold your breath. >> authorities say training exercises like these, are essential.
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because while the water is raging down in reno, there is plenty more where that came from. back up here. >> yea! >> most climatologists will tell you that this is a function of volatility of weather patterns weave will see more like this going forward. >> ups and downs. >> we are. >> carter evans, lake tahoe. >> the cbs "overnight news" will be right back.
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west. known for cowboys, bandits and gun fights, tombstone has a rozier side. lee cowen rode into town in a story for "sunday morning." ♪ >> reporter: the arizona desert is a place of contrasts. it can look a little mean. but it can also look pretty inviting. which makes it the perfect place for the wild west town of tombstone. because it too has two side. yes, the home of the infamous ok corral and the shootout between the three families. >> this ends today, wyatt.
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>> in this town too tough to die, a gunfight never dies either. it is re-enacted several times a day now for tourists. but, tombstone isn't all shootouts and shot glasses. says long time mayor, dusty escopool. >> tombstone has a representation of being a rough, tough, rooting, tooting, shoot them downtown. there wasn't a gunfight every day. wasn't a fight in the bars every day. it was really. there is a lot of good, soft side of tombstone. >> oh, wow. absolutely stunning. >> look up, and you'll see this silver town's silver lining. tombstone's oldest resident. >> is this the rose bush? >> yeah. >> holy mackerel. >> welcoming visitors with outstretched arms for 132 years. >> a forest of roses. incredible. some place i could sit for a long time. >> it is a lady banks rose bush
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planted in the back of an old boardinghouse in 185. by a young bride who moved to tombstone from scotland with her husband. >> it's hard to describe. it is within of a kind. you've don't see anything else like it. like their love, a tiny cutting from her scottish countryside, some how blossomed way out here. by the early 1930s, robert riply, of riply's believe it or not. declared it, the largest rose bush in the world. >> i don't know what to say. it is beautiful. >> reporter: almost nine decades later, the folks at guinness world records say it is still largest. at last measurement, its can people, covers 8,000 square feet. >> dorothy coined the term, tombstone's shady lady. >> blossoms only in the spring. >> the shady lady in the family for six generations. burton's grandfather bought the boardinghouse at turn of the last century.
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>> plant laid on the ground a number of years. my grandfather said, he got tired of tripping on it. so he said to my grandmother one time, he said i am either going to kill it. dig it up. and get rid of it. or i am going to put it in the air. she said don't kill it. it's, too hard to grow anything in this country anyhow. that's how the trellis got built, providing tombstone much needed shade. still, welcome real estate today. >> it falls to grounds keeper, jeremy dolphin whose grandfather once worked deep in team stone's minds to keep the rose bush healthy. >> tie don't want to be responsible for killing the tree. but i guess you can't do it after, as long as it lived. >> you can't do too much damage. >> no. >> which brings up the obvious question -- just how did it live so long? >> tell them. the sewer. >> the sewer? turns out before tombstone had plumbing, a lot of sewage, seeped into the mine shafts
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beneath the town. some within reach of the shady lady's roots. >> we never fertilized it. any body in the family. never fert liesed. >> found its own fertilization. >> in an old mine shaft. >> right. >> yuck factor aside. when it blooms for six weeks, once ape year, it is cause for celebration. the tombstone rose festival, has everything you might expect tombstone to have. including can-can girls. but, leading the parade, is rose tree royalty. >> folks, please welcome the 2017 rose festival queen and princesses. miranda jackson hart was crowned under the rose bush, the night before. just like her sister was two years earlier. >> everything need to have a prettier side.
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tombstone doesn't always have to be known for gun fights or town too tough to die. we have a lot more to us than just that. >> and for some, that discovery, especially in a place where it seems so unlikely. >> just a loss for words. >> can really hit a nerve. >> my grandma did roses. so -- remind me a lot of her. back home. she is from new mexico. she would have loved off to have seen this. >> the deveres sell clippings so rose bush can live far beyond her desert home. making it as immortal as the the ok corral itself. >> does she have a life span? >> my father used to say everything dies. but, until it happens don't worry about it. >> yeah, i hope this one is going to last a long time. >> if history is any guide. >> yeah. >> seems like it will. >> yep, i think so. >> reporter: after all, tombstone's shady lady even outlasted wyatt earp. which around here is really
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saying something. >> the cbs "overnight news" will be right back.
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>> a navy sailor returning from a deployment overseas was greeted by a welcome home sign like no other. his wife was eight months pregnant with their child and had kept it a secret all along. the couple spoke about their big surprise with jamie yuccas.
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>> reporter: when chris doherty came home from deployment, his wife gave him the surprise of his life. >> i walked up, and -- she dropped the sign. and i was like, whoa, what is that. and then, poked the belly because, i was thinking maybe she was playing a trick on me. she had one of those, fake pregnancy things on. i was like that is a real belly. >> the belly was real. natasha was 8 months pregnant. she found out just after she left for his six month deployment, but keeping the secret was tough. she had to strategically cover up her tummy and family photos she shared with chris. >> i just kept telling my 4-year-old i was getting fat. because, because i didn't, she is, she is a little chatterbox. >> reporter: working two jobs and trying to raise three children, there were moments she wanted to blab. but didn't. then chris was sent to the korean peninsula where tensions were high.
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was there ever a moment though that you thought, gee he is kind of in a tricky part of the world right now. should i be telling him this. >> yes, the deployment was five months. questioning, should i tell him. because if something happens, i am, i am going to feel guilty. >> it all worked out. >> it did. yep it did. >> she did wait to find out the baby's sex. the moment chris got home. they threw a gender reveal party. chris will be there for his daughter's birth before he is deployed again some time next year. >> what surprise are you going to have next time? >> nothing. >> as happy as chris was with his wife's surprise, once, was enough. jamie yuccas, temecula, california. >> reporter: that's the "overnight news." for some the news continues. for others check back for the morning news. and of course, cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm jericka duncan.
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captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, july 6, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." world leaders meet. president trump is on his second overseas trip, but north korea is taking the spotlight. >> you cannot outbully a bully in north korea. >> the trump administration says the possibility with the north is quickly closing. and seat giveaway. a toddler gets bumping on a flight leashing mom and son to share a seat for a 3 1/2 hour flight. good morning from the studio

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