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several dead in hawaii high-rise apartment fire

honolulu -- at least three people died in a fire that broke out on the 26th floor of a honolulu high-rise friday and hundreds fled as smoke billowed from the upper floors of the giant apartment complex. the blaze at the marco polo apartments started on the 26th floor and spread to at least the 28th floor and several units, said honolulu fire department spokesman capt. david jenkins. he said the number of fatalities could change. the three dead were found on the 26th floor, said fire chief manuel neves. neves said the marco polo complex does not have fire sprinklers, cbs affiliate kgmb reports "without a doubt, if there was sprinklers in this apartment, the fire would be contained to the unit origin," neves said.  firefighters say there were reports of people trapped in their units in the burning building and some residents were unaccounted for. "as far as how the conditions are, we had to evacuate our firefighters about two or three times," neves told reporters. "it's very difficult."  the high-rise near the tourist mecca waikiki has 568 apartments and four commercial spaces. paramedics treated several injured people and at least four people were sent to the hospital. at least 12 people needed medical help, jenkins said. "i started smelling smoke and this woman was screaming help and i looked out on the lanai and even though the fire is on the mauka side, the entire floor was engulfed in smoke," resident mitch silva told kgmb. silva lives on the 29th floor.   ...





trump administration appeals hawaii court ruling on travel ban

washington -- a court decision on president trump's travel ban has reopened a window for tens of thousands of refugees to enter the united states, and the government is looking to quickly close it. the administration late friday appealed directly to the u.s. supreme court after a federal judge in hawaii ordered it to allow in refugees formally working with a resettlement agency in the united states. u.s. district judge derrick watson on also vastly expanded the list of u.s. family relationships that refugees and visitors from six muslim-majority countries can use to get into the country, including grandparents and grandchildren. in its appeal, the u.s. justice department said watson's interpretation of the supreme court's ruling on what family relationships qualify refugees and visitors from the six muslim-majority countries to enter the u.s. "empties the court's decision of meaning, as it encompasses not just 'close' family members, but virtually all family members. treating all of these relationships as 'close familial relationship(s)' reads the term 'close' out of the court's decision." playvideocbsnlimited trump travel ban takes effect a scaled-back version of president trump's travel ban has taken effect. it's already facing a new legal battle. cbs news justice reporter paula r... only the supreme court can decide these issues surrounding the travel ban, the justice department said. "only this court can definitively settle whether the government...





"you killed my daughter": mother faces teen accused of killing 11-year-old girl

keansburg, n.j. -- a teenage neighbor of an 11-year-old new jersey girl whose body was found near her home has been arrested and charged with her murder, authorities announced friday, cbs new york reports.andreas erazo, 18, faces first-degree murder and weapons charges in the death of abbiegail smith, the monmouth county prosecutor's office said.erazo, who authorities said lived in an upstairs apartment, appeared in court friday.prosecutors said erazo stabbed smith to death. the girl's family was in court for erazo's appearance, and her mother confronted erazo."you killed my daughter!" she said. "i hope you rot in jail. my one and only daughter. you look away from me. you need to rot in jail! can't even look at us!"andreas erazo, 18, appears in court cbs new york erazo's next court appearance will be wednesday."i spoke to the loved ones of abbiegail smith. her family doesn't wish to speak to anyone in the media at this point in time," monmouth county prosecutor christopher gramiccioni said. "they did ask me to convey to the public and the media that what they want out of this is justice, and it's my job and my staff's job to do the best at delivering that for them."gramiccioni added, "by all accounts from her family and people in that tight-knit community, she was a lovely, lovely little girl."abbiegail smith cbs new york abbiegail was last seen in her home at the hancock apartments around 7:45 p.m. wednesday and was reported missing by her m...





translator in trump jr. meeting identified as ex-state dept. contractor

the translator who attended the june 2016 meeting with donald trump jr., russian lawyer natalia veselnitskaya and lobbyist rinat akhmetshin is a former state department contractor, cbs news' kylie atwood has learned. the translator has been identified as anatoli samochornov, who a state department spokesperson confirmed has done contract work for them. samochornov is not a state department employee, the spokesperson said, but has worked with the state department's office of language services as an interpreter. samochornov also helped the state department implement exchange programs when he was working for meridian international, a nonprofit that has a cooperative agreement with the state department. the meridian contract under which samochornov worked to support state department-sponsored exchanges expired at the end of the fiscal year 2016.  anatoli samochornov, the translator who attended the june 2016 meeting with donald trump jr., a russian lawyer and a russian lobbyist. linkedin at the june 2016 meeting, samochornov was working as a translator for veselnitskaya, who reportedly veselnitskaya does not speak any english.   a friend of trump jr.'s, rob goldstone, sent an email to trump jr. about veselnitskaya, promising information from the russian government on then-candidate donald trump's opponent, hillary clinton. trump jr.'s brother-in-law and now-presidential adviser jared kushner attended as well as campaign adviser paul manafort.on friday, gold...





hiker, 75, found dead in mount rainier national park, officials say

mount rainier national park, wash -- a 75-year-old hiker has been found dead near mount rainier national park's eagle peak trail. the seattle times reports the man's body was found thursday in a rockfall area by a helicopter crew after he had been reported missing. park spokeswoman patti wold says it wasn't clear if he fell or was struck by rocks from above. witnesses told cbs affiliate kiro-tv rocks were seen falling in the area. wold says the man had separated from his group of four and was traveling off-trail. the eagle peak trail gives access to the tatoosh range, a popular hiking and climbing area within the park.





"you killed my daughter": mother faces teen accused of killing 11-year-old girl

keansburg, n.j. -- a teenage neighbor of an 11-year-old new jersey girl whose body was found near her home has been arrested and charged with her murder, authorities announced friday, cbs new york reports.andreas erazo, 18, faces first-degree murder and weapons charges in the death of abbiegail smith, the monmouth county prosecutor's office said.erazo, who authorities said lived in an upstairs apartment, appeared in court friday.prosecutors said erazo stabbed smith to death. the girl's family was in court for erazo's appearance, and her mother confronted erazo."you killed my daughter!" she said. "i hope you rot in jail. my one and only daughter. you look away from me. you need to rot in jail! can't even look at us!"andreas erazo, 18, appears in court on friday, july 14, 2017. cbs new york erazo's next court appearance will be wednesday."i spoke to the loved ones of abbiegail smith. her family doesn't wish to speak to anyone in the media at this point in time," monmouth county prosecutor christopher gramiccioni said. "they did ask me to convey to the public and the media that what they want out of this is justice, and it's my job and my staff's job to do the best at delivering that for them."gramiccioni added, "by all accounts from her family and people in that tight-knit community, she was a lovely, lovely little girl."abbiegail was last seen in her home at the hancock apartments around 7:45 p.m. wednesday and was reported missing by her mother about...





"the swamp's deeper than he thought": trump supporters stick with him

terre haute, ind. -- at the vigo county fair in indiana, amid the familiar sights and smells and sounds, we found supporters of president trump eager to push back against the big story of the week in washington.brenda wilson says she is "not at all" troubled by the russia investigation. "there's nothing to it," brenda wilson said. even with donald trump jr.'s admitted meeting with the russians, brenda wilson says she thinks "his son was trying his best to be as transparent as he possible could."she said the meeting itself isn't troubling to her. "no," she said. "that happens."brenda wilson says she is "not at all" troubled by the russa investigation. cbs news brenda and fred wilson were on the same page."so far i've seen enough of russia to say, 'til something else pops up that's pretty big, i'm not concerned about that right now," fred wilson said. we met the wilsons and their friends at the republican party picnic on the fairgrounds. "russia, russia, russia," said gary riggs, who said he's 200 percent satisfied with the president's performance. he believes reporters are just getting in the way."he's getting a lot done behind the scenes that the media so overshadows on the negative side that it's just making it twice as hard," riggs said. fred wilson said that "we need to get behind this president and quit majoring in minor things." cbs news fred wilson said reporters "probably should" report what mr. trump tweets, but "i...





white house hires ty cobb as in-house counsel on russia investigations

the white house has hired attorney ty cobb to be in-house counsel to handle russia-related matters, cbs news has confirmed. unlike other attorneys the president has hired, cobb will work inside the white house -- not outside -- to help president trump navigate the various russia-related investigations. the hire comes after donald trump jr. released emails between himself and a publicist to arrange a meeting with a russian lawyer, supposedly concerning information that would damage hillary clinton and that was a part of the russian government's support for his father. playvideocbs evening newsdespite trump jr.'s meeting and swirling rumors, supporters sticking with the president at the vigo county fair in indiana, supporters of president trump were eager to push back against the big story of the week in washington. dean r... the number of people present at that june 9, 2016, meeting continues to grow. in addition to trump jr., former trump campaign manager paul manafort, mr. trump's son-in-law, jared kushner, russian natalia veselnitskaya and russian-american lobbyist rinat akhmetshin, at a minimum, were also present. cobb is a descendant of the baseball legend with a place in the baseball hall of fame. cobb is a partner at the washington, d.c.-based law firm hogan lovells.mr. trump already has an outside legal team managing russia issues, led by attorney marc kasowitz. that team also includes attorneys mark bowe and jay sekulow. mr. trump's legal team found it...





"you killed my daughter": mother faces teen accused of killing 11-year-old girl

keansburg, n.j. -- a teenage neighbor of an 11-year-old new jersey girl whose body was found near her home has been arrested and charged with her murder, authorities announced friday, cbs new york reports.andreas erazo, 18, faces first-degree murder and weapons charges in the death of abbiegail smith, the monmouth county prosecutor's office said.erazo, who authorities said lived in an upstairs apartment, appeared in court friday.prosecutors said erazo stabbed smith to death. the girl's family was in court for erazo's appearance, and her mother confronted erazo."you killed my daughter!" she said. "i hope you rot in jail. my one and only daughter. you look away from me. you need to rot in jail! can't even look at us!"erazo's next court appearance will be wednesday."i spoke to the loved ones of abbiegail smith. her family doesn't wish to speak to anyone in the media at this point in time," monmouth county prosecutor christopher gramiccioni said. "they did ask me to convey to the public and the media that what they want out of this is justice, and it's my job and my staff's job to do the best at delivering that for them."gramiccioni added, "by all accounts from her family and people in that tight-knit community, she was a lovely, lovely little girl."abbiegail was last seen in her home at the hancock apartments around 7:45 p.m. wednesday and was reported missing by her mother about an hour later, investigators said. police found her body near the apartment buildi...





woman taking selfie causes $200,000 worth of damage at art exhibit

this may be one of the most expensive selfies yet.pedestals holding valuable sculptures toppled over — domino-style — at pop-up art exhibition two weeks ago after a visitor lost her balance as she snapped a quick picture, causing $200,000 worth of damage. crowns made of brass, nylon, gold plate, marble, wood, stone and metal came crashing down as a row of 10 pillars they were resting on collapsed, one after the other. the sculptures were a part of hong kong-based british artist simon birch's latest immersive art project at the 14th factory, a temporary art exhibit held in a 150,000 square-foot warehouse in los angeles.three of the crown sculptures were permanently damaged and others to varying degrees, jocelyn ingram, a spokesperson for 14th factory foundation, told cbs news."each sculpture that had fallen involves 20 to 30 hours of man labor, including the artist's conception, 3d designers' modeling and metal welders and workers' crafting and assembly," ingram said.the title of this work was inspired by the electronic dance track hypercaine by dj fresh. 14th factory foundation a surveillance video of the painfully awkward moment was leaked onto youtube on thursday, and has received 915,000 views as of friday evening. the video shows the girl kneeling down and posing for a selfie. she accidentally loses her footing and bumps into a pillar, falling down in the process.some questioned whether the expensive mishap was really just a pr stunt."the truth is,...





report: judge tosses conviction of activist who laughed at jeff sessions

a judge has thrown out a conviction and ordered a retrial for an activist after she laughed during the confirmation hearing of attorney general jeff sessions, according to the reuters news agency.desiree fairooz, a 61-year-old code pink member, was arrested in january after she laughed at the senate judiciary committee hearing when a lawmaker said sessions treated all americans equally. in may, a jury found her guilty of two charges related to demonstrating on capitol grounds.chief judge robert morin of the district of columbia superior court overturned the verdict on friday and ordered a new trial, saying that it was unclear if fairooz was convicted for laughing or for speaking as she was removed, her lawyer, samuel bogash, told reuters.playvideocbs evening newssix protestors arrested for sen. jeff sessions office sit-in six protestors, including the president of the naacp, were arrested tuesday for refusing to leave the office of attorney general nominee and alab... "the government's position was that laughing alone was enough to convict. but the judge made it clear that he didn't think it was," morin said.code pink said on facebook that fairooz called the retrial as a waste of taxpayer money."i would have never spoken out at the hearing if i hadn't been arrested for laughing, and now i am going to be tried again! it's absurd. this is a waste of everyone's time and a waste of tens of thousands of dollars in taxpayers money. the only thing more ridiculous tha...





"no contact with russians," michael caputo, ex-trump adviser, testifies

the house intelligence committee is investigating russian meddling in the u.s. election -- and whether anyone in the trump campaign was involved. on friday, former trump campaign adviser michael caputo testified to the panel in closed session."i had no contact with russians and i never heard of anyone in the trump campaign talking with russians," said caputo, who met with house investigators for nearly four hours on friday. he said he testified that he had zero contacts with russians during his time on the campaign.caputo, who was on the trump campaign from november 2015 to june 2016, had lived in russia in the 1990s while working for the u.s. government. he returned to the u.s. in 2000 and worked as a public relations adviser to a subsidiary of the state-owned russian conglomerate, gazprom. last year he told the buffalo news, "i'm not proud of the work today, but at the time, [russian president vladimir] putin wasn't such a bad guy." former trump campaign adviser michael caputo speaks after testifiying before the house intelligence committee. cbs news "i have intentionally stayed out of the hair of the white house and the administration, especially since my name was brought up in the context of the russian investigation," caputo said friday. "nobody in the administration or the white house needs my telephone on their call list, needs me on their visitor logs or needs emails from me."he's a protégé of one of mr. trump's longest advisers, roger stone, w...





pro-russian lobbyist, former soviet officer rinat akhmetshin was in trump jr. meeting

a centennial celebration for a cbs legend douglas edwards was tapped to anchor the first nightly network tv newscast, in 1948 -- put together, he would later say, "with spit, bailing wire and high spirits"





police: georgia couple on honeymoon kidnap, rape florida woman

hialeah, fla. -- investigators say georgia newlyweds kidnapped and raped a woman in a violent attack sunday, reports cbs miami.miami-dade police said the 27-year-old victim had finished grocery shopping sunday at a publix supermarket in hialeah, florida. she got in her vehicle, reversed her car out of a parking space and was about to drive off when rashada horsley, 32, allegedly crossed in front of the car and approached the driver side door.when the victim rolled her window down horsley allegedly struck the side of her head, knocking her out. the victim later told police that when she awoke, she had been moved. horsley was in the driver's seat and horsley's husband, timothy lowe, 37, was also inside the car. the victim said horsley began choking her while lowe punched her in the face, eventually pushing her into the back seat and holding her down.from there, the three allegedly drove to a motel 6 in miami, where the victim's credit card was used to rent a room.horsley used her georgia driver's license to check in, an arrest report said.inside the hotel room, both lowe and horsley allegedly violently raped the woman, including forcing her to perform oral sex on both suspects, as well as anal penetration, police said.at one point, however, the suspects became distracted and the woman was able to escape the room, she later told investigators.investigators said lowe and horsley fled in the woman's vehicle with her property.a day later, lowe and horsley were arrested on unr...





what has changed in the senate health care bill, and what hasn't?

the latest senate gop health care bill, known as the better care reconciliation act (brca), revised and released thursday after the first proposal failed to gain enough votes to pass, has a few key differences from the earlier version, and some crucial similarities. the changes were made in an attempt to appease both moderate and conservative republican members, as senate majority leader mitch mcconnell looks to vote on the bill as early as next week. the congressional budget office has yet to score the latest proposal, although the cbo found the earlier bill, released in june, would leave 22 million more people uninsured.things senate republicans changed from the original bill:permission for bare-bones health insurance plans under obamacare, health insurance plans had to provide a number of "essential" benefits, for things like maternity care and emergency room visits. the latest senate bill includes an amendment from sen. ted cruz (r-texas) that allows insurers to offer cheaper, bare-bones plans that cover fewer services, so long as those insurers also provide plans that cover the benefits defined in obamacare. taxes on affluent peoplethe latest senate proposal, unlike the earlier one, keeps some key obamacare taxes on wealthier families, like the 3.8 percent tax on investment income on individuals earning more than $200,000, and families earning more than $250,000. the bill also keeps a 0.9 percent medicare tax on those high-income earners. funding to fight opioid a...





county struggles to treat 150 synthetic marijuana overdoses in one week

more than 150 people experienced non-fatal overdoses on synthetic marijuana over the span of one week in lancaster county, pennsylvania, according to c. robert may, the director of lancaster emergency medical services."in a one week span -- from july 7 to july 14 -- we've had about 115 calls to 911 for k2 overdoses, synthetic marijuana, and some of those calls resulted in multiple patients," may told cbs news on friday, adding that the total number of patients was 158."we're seeing very sick patients, individuals who have very low blood pressure, are unconscious, and they're getting admitted to intensive care. this is also taxing the local hospitals that are well above capacity," may said. "it ties up resources when other calls are coming in, and that results in delayed response times."playvideocbs this morningdramatic spike in synthetic marijuana overdoses public health officials are struggling to respond to a surge in overdoses from a designer drug known as "spice." the man-made alternative to pot ... the patients were typically 20 to 40 years old, may said, adding the non-profit medical center is accustomed to treating patients for heroin overdoses, averaging about 8 to 9 cases each day. but k2 seems to be making a comeback in the area."we don't know why if it's because -- this is an assumption -- whether the demand is still high for heroin and the supply is not there so people are turning to k2, or just some bad k2 has hit the street. i'm inclined t...





man skips job interview, jumps off bus to rescue car crash victim

it had only been seven days since he got released from prison, but aaron tucker had already done the impossible — he landed a job interview.last thursday, the 32-year-old from bridgeport, connecticut, woke up at 5 a.m., grabbed a dress shirt he had been given at the halfway house he was living in, and hopped onto a city bus to meet the manager at a nearby dinosaur bar-b-que. he was starting to drift off to sleep, then awoke and looked up to check the stop. he was startled to see a car hit a tree and flip over.the bus driver quickly hit the brakes and came to a stop."are you going to help?" he shouted to the bus driver."no, but if you get out i'm going to leave," the driver replied, explaining that he had to stick to his route.tucker didn't let that stop him. he jumped off the bus and sprinted toward the totaled car, which was upside down and spewing smoke. he kneeled down next to the passenger-side window and saw the driver covered in blood."the guy had a lot of blood coming from his head," tucker told cbs news. he unbuckled the man's seatbelt and dragged him away from the vehicle as it started to catch on fire. several others also ran over to help, including three employees from a local auto body shop who brought over a fire extinguisher."you're going to be all right," tucker repeated to the man as they lay on the pavement. "your family wants to see you. keep your eyes open."tucker pulled off his shirt and used it to help stop the man's head from bleeding....





jamie dimon: "almost an embarrassment being an american"

jpmorgan chase (jpm) ceo jamie dimon lashed out at u.s. government policy during the company's quarterly earnings conference call on friday."it's almost an embarrassment being an american citizen ... and listening to the stupid s--- we have to deal with in this country," dimon said.dimon was answering a question from ubs analyst saul martinez about whether political gridlock seemed likely to stunt the nation's economic growth. the ceo, regarded by many as the country's foremost banking executive, took it as a chance to deride u.s. policies, which he said are hindering faster expansion. "i was just in france. i recently in argentina, was in israel, was in ireland. we met with the prime minister of india and china," dimon said. "it's amazing to me that every single one of these countries understands that practical policies that promote business and growth is good for the average citizens of this countries, for jobs and wages, and that somehow, this great american free enterprise system, we no longer get it.""the american business sector is powerful and strong, and it's going to grow regardless," he went on. "what i'm saying is, it will be much stronger growth had we made intelligent decisions and we were not gridlocked." specifically, dimon cited u.s. corporate tax rates and a lack of progress in modernizing the nation's roads, bridges, airports and other transportation infrastructure.playvideomoneywatchmyths and facts about the corporate tax rate it'...





juno - jupiter's great red spot - pictures

junoon july 10, 2017, nasa's juno spacecraft flew directly over the great red spot of jupiter, giving us the closest view yet of the most massive storm in the solar system. by cbsnews.com senior producer david morgancredit: nasa/jplmonster stormjupiter's massive great red spot is an "anticyclone" -- a storm system defined as a large-scale circulation of winds around a region of high-atmospheric pressure -- trapped between two jet streams. credit: nasa/jplhubbleastronomers robert hooke (1635-1703) and giovanni domenico cassini (1625-1712) were the first to note a reddish spot on the giant planet. this image was captured by nasa's hubble space telescope in february 1995.credit: nasa/jplearly observationsthe great red spot has been continually observed since at least the 1830s, although its size and position have fluctuated. in the 1870s it was measured to be about 30,000 miles in width. in agnes m. clerke's "a popular history of astronomy during the nineteenth century " (1893), she writes that the giant spot's color had by 1879 "deepened into a full brick-red, and was set off by contrast with a white equatorial spot of unusual brilliancy." left: drawings by dr. otto boedickker in 1888. right: a photograph dated 1879.credit: cbs newslick telescopethe spot would change size, shape and position, and for a time in the 1880s, it seemed to disappear altogether. pictured: an 1891 photograph taken at the lick observatory, mt. hamilton, calif.credit: database of planetar...





jupiter images thrill, inspire public to participate

processing images from the camera aboard nasa's juno spacecraft orbiting jupiter has turned into a cottage industry of sorts, as rank amateurs, accomplished artists and experienced researchers turn relatively drab "raw" images into shots ranging from whimsical to spectacular and everything in between.the question is, how accurately do they reflect reality, and is there any way for the casual observer to judge the result?unlike other nasa spacecraft, the junocam imager aboard the juno spacecraft was added to the mission primarily for public outreach. its pictures have no bearing on the mission's scientific objectives, which rely on a suite of eight other instruments to study jupiter's interior structure, its gravity and magnetic fields and its immediate environment.junocam's images are only lightly processed by the camera's builder -- malin space science systems of san diego -- and immediately posted on line. what happens after that is up to the public."once it's in their hands, we have no control, nor do we want to exert any, over what they do with the data," said candy hansen, a senior scientist at the planetary science institute and the junocam instrument lead. "so we have gotten everything from careful scientific-type processing to incredibly whimsical works of art. so it's a little bit, for you, a buyer-beware situation."a storm on jupiter, as processed by gerald eichstadt and damian peach, compared to a raw image from nasa's juno orbiter (inset lower right....