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>> felt like we had a good line. strong, wind. jumped the line. >> she had to quickly pack up and evacuate. >> appear to be okay. we looked up. there was this big, black cloud. >> that is also what residents face north of sacramento. >> i just can't believe what i am seeing. over 4,000 acres have burned in the wall fire. >> the wind was shifting bad last night. going one way and then the other. and so, the firefighters, they had their hand full. >> at least ten buildings have burned to the ground with no containment in sight. in los angeles, record setting temperatures, are being blamed for another major fire. a transformer that exploded, knocking out power to 140,000 customers. there have been no deaths in any of the fires, but there have
been several injuries. elaine, to put this year in perspective, so far there have been 2100 fires in california. that's up 22% from this time last year. >> mireya villarreal, thanks. new york's governor calls it a "summer of hell" and it begins first thing monday morning for commuters at one of the world's busiest transportation hubs. penn station undergoing much needed repairs. demarco morgan is there. >> reporter: the derailment third in recent months at north america's busiest transit hubs. penn station commuters. >> some people labelled it summer of hell. the way we look ate summer of renewal for the station. >> the ceo says the project will last eight weeks. >> the track work is extraordinarily complex. trains are running around you, 24/7. you can't go up. because of the wires.
you know, it's just a very difficult work environment. >> crews have already started the work. but to finish it, three to five of the station's 21 tracks have to be shut down until september 1. forcing amtrak to cancel three daily trains to and from washington and reroute several others. some through grand central. located on the other side of town. the long island railroad, also will cancel trains. riders are being encouraged to use buses, ferries and the subway. >> for me, no other option. i am not going to divert my trip. i can't. it just makes no sense for me. >> some commuters are giving up on public transportation for the rest of the summer. best thing you can do is drive. >> the true test comes tomorrow morning. elaine on a normal day, penn station sees 600,000 passengers. larry nasser former doctor at michigan state university and usa gymnastics reportedly agreed to plead guilty to federal child pornography charges.
the lansing state journal reports that nasser signed the plea agreement. also accused of sixablely assaulting girls and young women at michigan state and usa gymnastics events. he is due in court next month. now the latest on charlie gard, parents of the terminally ill british baby are frying to get him to the u.s. for an experimental treatment. there is a hearing in london tomorrow. pope francis and president trump have already weighed in. and as tony dokoupil reports, congress may be next. >> let's get charlie the treatment he need. >> they rallied support for their son charlie sunday. extending a campaign to move the 11-month-old to america. after doctors and judges in england determined charlie should be taken off life support. >> they're not specialists in charlie's condition. the specialists are in america where we want to go. >> charlie was born healthy but
a severe genetic condition left him blind, deaf and unable to breathe. his doctors saw no hope for recovery. but on friday instead of removing char low's breathing tubes, charlie's hospital asked the courts for a fresh hearing. in light of new evidence relating to potential treatment. >> we are going to fight for medication since november. he is our son. our flesh and blood. he deserves a chance. >> the chance could come via new york presbyterian hospital and columbia medical center. doctors there offered to try experimental drug if charlie can be safely legally transferred or the drug can be shipped to london. this is not considered a cure. >> congressman and trent franks want charlie to have a chance in the u.s. regardless of what the courts determine. they plan to introduce a bill that would give the family permanent residency and open door to treatment. coming up. their home is a tiny island that is sinking. they hope president trump can save them.
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we take you to tangier island, virginia, in the chesapeake bay. the 500 people who live there have a sinking feeling they want the president to help. chip reid paid a visit. >> tangier island in the middle of the chesapeake bay rises a few feet above the surrounding waves. an hour by boat from the mainland, about 500 people live here. james estrich is the mayor of tangier his family here for generation. they have watched it gradually sink under the waves. >> if we get a severe nor'easter, make a mark where the shoreline is. after the storm, the mark is well offshore. >> happening that fast. >> since 1850 the island has lost 66% of its land. in about 100 years, it is all expected to be underwater. researchers say one cause is rising sea level due to climate change. but tangier's immediate problem is wave induced erosion. the island is literally being washed away by the waves. and will eventually disappear. >> we hope from the erosion.
>> help looks look this. a rock wall. it will cost an estimated $20 million to $30 million which they don't have. >> do you think if the president told congress i want to save tangier island it would be saved. >> i do, do indeed. >> reporter: 87% of the resident's voted for mr. trump in part because of his pledge to cut federal regulations. in june the president took notice of the island's support and gave the mayor a call. >> we had been discussing sea level rise. he said tangier has been here for hundreds of years and here for hundreds of more. >> the call triggered calls to the island. but she's were different. some condemned the people here for seemingly agreeing with the president's controversial view of climate change. he has called it a hoax. regardless, you need something to happen tomorrow. >> yeah, we are to the point now
that we need help immediately. >> the mayor says he is tired of studies of tan gi er island. he says the last one took 20 years, about how long they just might have before they have to start evacuating the island. chip reid, cbs news, on the potomac river. >> still ahead, google isn't only mapping streets, the tech giant is also mapping air pollution. there last. protection. no matter who was in new lysol power & fresh 6 goes to work flush after flush for a just-cleaned feeling that lasts up to 4 weeks. lysol. what it takes to protect. where are mom and dad? 'saved money on motorcycle insurance with geico! goin' up the country. love mom and dad' i'm takin' a nap. dude, you just woke up! ♪ ♪ i'm goin' up the country, baby don't you wanna go? ♪
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this weekend, tesla, ceo posted the first photo of the anticipated model three. new electric car expected later this month. nearby in the san francisco bay area, google its not only mapping streets but also air pollution. john blackstone has the story. >> reporter: in oakland, california, the google cars that collect maps and photographs of city streets have also been collecting air. measuring pollution, block by city block. >> these are sampling gasses, like ozone. n 02, c 02, methane. >> chief scientist with the company that built the equipment added to street view cars. >> you see the traffic. you see the streets. you can see the air pollution. that data is uploaded in realtime. >> the result is a detailed map that shows where the air in oakland is most polluted. >> this hot spot is around 100 meters of that road.
persistent over a year. >> in the future this technology could provide city maps that show pollution levels in the same way we see traffic jams on smart phones. >> this suggests if i walk down one block in the city here, you get halfway down the block, the air is going to get worse. >> exactly. you could also take this kind of data and give a biking route or a walking route or a, or a rut to school, where you would minimize your exposure to pollutants. >> we now have an ability to really make that pollution visible to everybody. >> steve hamburg is with the environmental defense fund which helps pay for the pollution mapping project. he says, detailed pollution maps, could even impact real estate prices. >> you don't right now know what you are big. this will make it transparent. that puts more pressure again. let's fix the problems. >> a technology that makes visible what is now mostly invisible. and when it comes to air pollution, what you can't see can hurt you. john blackstone, cbs news,
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we end at morgan's inspiration island in san antonio, texas. billed as the world's first ultraaccessible water park and open for business. >> reporter: an afternoon at a water park is one of the best ways to cool down. something 10-year-old hayden young has never enjoyed until today. >> are you having fun? >> yes! >> the fifth grader with cerebral palsy is splashing at morgan's inspiration island san antonio. the first water park built for all kids. even ones in wheelchairs.
>> yea! >> the water park features accessible splash pads. river ride for wheelchairs, and first of its kind, waterproof wheelchair powered by compressed air. >> how long from idea to this place being built? >> three years. >> the park was created by san antonio businessman, gordan hartman. he came up with the idea after watching children at a pool party shun his special needs daughter because of her disability. >> the way she looked at me, that look of, dad, i don't understand. she couldn't tell me. she could tell me with her eyes. she did. and, that stuck with me. >> hartman turned to doctors. therapists, and people with special needs to create the four acre, $17 million park. he opened it this summer and named it after his daughter, morgan. >> i want to have a life of
significance in a bigger way. i couldn't ask for anything, i mean, morgan has taught me so much. this has taught me so much. >> hartman also made the park financially accessible. disabled guests like 7-year-old rea edison get into the park for free. >> this is your first time here? >> yeah. >> how many more times do you want to come back this summer? >> 17. >> what is it look to see hayden in the water being a 10-year-old kid? >> so much fun. he is having such a great time. making him happy makes me happy. >> happy and cool. in a place where kids can beat the heat, and, their limitations. what a great idea. that's the "overnight news" for this monday. for some, the news continues. for others check back later for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm elaine quijano.
>> announcer: this is the cbs "overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news." i'm elaine quijano. if president trump was jetlagged from his four day trip to europe, he showed no sign of it sunday morning when he fired off another round of tweets. mr. trump defended his face to face meeting with vladamir putin insisting he pressed the russian leader about meddling in the u.s. election. prominent members insist he didn't push hard enough. paula read at the white house. >> reporter: the president returned from the g 20 summit saturday this morning he triumphantly tweeted the trip was a great success. he also shared details about his highly anticipated meeting with russian president vladamir putin. saying he pressed putin twice on
russian meddling in our election and that they discussed forming an impenetrable cybersecurity unit. mr. trump acknowledged they did not discuss sanctions and nothing will be done until ukrainian and syrian problems are solved. senator marco rubio immediately responded tweeting, partnering with putin on a cybersecurity unit is akin to partnering with assad on a chemical weapons unit. >> tillerson and trump are ready to forgive and forget when it comes to cyberattacks on the american election. >> on face the nation, senator john mccain, said, russia still needs to be punished. >> yes, it is time to move forward. but there has to be a price to pay. >> why does there have off to be a price? awe author wise he will be encouraged to do so again. >> saturday reported that donald trump jr. and jared kushner met
with a russian lawyer with connections to the kremlin on june 9. donald trump jr. released a statement, confirming about russian adopting programs and asked to attend by an acquaintance but was not told the name of the person beforehand. as the the senate heads become to work, the president faces a divide within his own party over the promise to replace obama care. the current senate bill not expected to get enough votes. leaving republicans with a choice between repealing the law without a replacement or, working with democrats on a new deal. elaine. paula reid, thanks. the cease-fire brokered by the u.s., russia and jordan took effect today in southwest syria. several cease fires have been declared over the course of syria's six-year civil war. none have lasted long. across the border today, iraq's prime minister declared victory over isis in mosul. holly williams has been covering the nine month battle to free the city. >> reporter: the jubilant in mosul, they've driven the extremists out. but it has come at a price.
after nine months of fighting, the city lies in ruins. as iraqi forces cleared the last neighborhoods under the extremist control. trapped civilians had to run the gauntlet of isis snipers and suicide bombers. we were there when the mosul offensive began in october. >> these kurdish fighters are trying to move in that direction and retake the main road to mosul. >> when iraqi forced cleared the extremists from christian towns on the city's outskirts. >> that sound like quite a lot of resistance. >> and then, forged into the heart of mosul. but as isis faced inevitable defeat in mosul, attention quickly shifted to raqqa. the so-called isis capital across the border in syria. where u.s. backed forces have the extremists surrounded. when we made it to the city two weeks ago, we found
neighborhoods freed from isis deserted. and eerie. and in a town north of raqqa, we met this man, who says he was an isis fighter before he ran away last month. he told us he is ashamed. he came here from tunisia, he said, now faces prison when he goes home. isis has murdered and raped its way across iraq and syria. but as they rapidly lose territory, the extremists have been reduced to this. a young man, crying with self pity. holly williams, cbs news, istanbul. congress returns from fourth
of july recess with a long list of unfinished business. besides replacing, affordable care act and rewriting the tax code, president trump has his eye on the education department. mr. trump plans to cut $10 billion from its budget and funnel some of that money into private charter schools. that's not sitting too well with some voters in rural communities. who see it as an attack on their public schools. jim axelrod reports from coal country eastern kentucky. >> how stretched are school resources in kentucky? school bus driver, freddie terry is a good place to start. oh, yeah. actually he does double duty at the elementary school. terry is the principal at the school. >> have a great day. love you. bye. >> terry has six teachers for nine grades. but the school performs in the top 5% of the state. >> we did have challenges.
you are still doing it. >> doing our absolute best. we attempt to make a difference in every child's life. >> the school is making a difference in nick's life. a 14-year-old 8th grader. >> what's the best part? >> the teachers. yeah, they reach out to you. like if you are feeling down. they will come and say, hey, you feeling all right. >> how often do you have conversations like that. >> i have them every day here. >> nick is one of 130 students at the school. 60%, live below the poverty line. >> okay. which one of you is a better student? >> sisters christen and cheyenne adams eat two meals each day at early boggs and get sent home on weekend. do you think there is a connection between doing well at school and what you are going to be able to do in life? >> yes. >> with his federal and state funding figured on enrollment, freddie terry can't afford to lose a single student. >> how did it go? >> he fears where the trump
white house support for charter schools and vouchers could lead. >> i understand the need for increasing performance in schools. just making a blanket statement and saying all schools in the nation. can have this option to, to receive a voucher to go some where else. would be detrimental to a school performing well. if you lost ten consider would you lose a teacher? >> 9 million students attend public schools in rural america. shana was one of them. former student in the county she is now a community college teacher and a writer. >> you want to have a school voucher debate, fine. >> but not for here. it's not for this place. >> roddenburg believes president trump's school choice agenda would siphon money away from the schools doing the most. >> even the people that i know who are conservative, know that these public schools, serve so many rolls roles. they know public school here is a necessity. >> reporter: just ask nick. if you had a choice to go to
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>> announcer: this is the cbs "overnight news." for members of congress, the fourth of july recess which wraps up today is a chance for them to reconnect with constituents. but this year was a little different. many republicans refuse to hold townhall meetings for accept phone calls from their local voters. the reason, the gop plan to repeal and replace the affordable care act. dean reynolds followed house speaker paul ryan. >> hey, everybody. how you doing? >> reporter: only six years ago, that congressman paul ryan's townhalls were packed. and overflow crowd were the norm. but the speaker's events these days are more like thursdays when he had two emplyy town halls where the questions were easy, the general public was barred and no follow-up from reporters. >> mr. speaker, we ask you a question. >> how is it going? >> he held a press conference in
madison. >> i am wondering when you might schedule a fully open, townhall for your constituents. >> let me respond to that. aside from, obvious security concerns, what we have found is that there are people who are trying to come in from out of the district to disrupt townhall meetings. i don't want to have a situation where we have a screaming fest, shouting fest. republican rallies this year have been rowdy. >> with members of congress struggling to talk over protesters. that may be why we found only a handful of republican lawmakers. holding open to the public townhalls this week. >> the hope is. here in wisconsin, ann jamison would love to talk about health care with ryan. she has been trying to reach his office since january. just by phone. and, how successful have you been? >> not successful. >> at all. >> nothing. >> no. no. >> though she lives outside his
district. she says ryan is the speaker of the house. a national figure. not merely the congressman from jamesville. >> the voice male end with it saying that, the voice box is full. you are not able to leave a message. >> the message she said she would leave, is that paul ryan, and all the members of congress, work for the people. and are supposed to listen to them. >> there is a little island in chesapeake bay slowly disappearing from the map. could be from climate change or the waves washing away the sand. either way, the 500 people who live there are asking president trump for help. chip reid paid a visit. >> tangier island in the middle of the chesapeake bay rises a few feet above the surrounding waves. an hour by boat from the mainland, about 500 people live here. james estrich is the mayor of tangier his family here for
generation. they have watched it gradually sing under the waves. >> my father was a crabber. my great grandfather before him. james estrich is the mayor of tangier his family here for generation. they have watched it gradually sing under the waves. >> if we get a severe nor'easter, make a mark where the shoreline is. after the storm, the mark is well offshore. >> happening that fast. >> since 1850 the island has lost 66% of its land. in about 100 years, it is all expected to be underwater. researchers say one cause is rising sea level due to climate change. but tangier's immediate problem is wave induced erosion. the island is literally being washed away by the waves. and will eventually disappear. >> we hope from the erosion. >> help looks look this.
a rock wall. it will cost an estimated $20 million to $30 million which they don't have. they would like congress to approve the money. and the mayor thinks president trump would help cut through all the red tape. >> going to cutback on the time it takes to do studies for the projects. we don't have the time to play with. >> i do, do indeed. >> reporter: 87% of the resident's voted for mr. trump in part because of his pledge to cut federal regulations. in june the president took notice of the island's support and gave the mayor a call. >> we had been discussing sea level rise. he said tangier has been here for hundreds of years and here
for hundreds of more. >> the call triggered calls to the island. but she's were different. some condemned the people here for seemingly agreeing with the president's controversial view of climate change. he has called it a hoax. >> one received this message. # >> e was disheartening and upsetting. >> laurie thomas who works for the town. said one man called to say she and people that lived on the i land deserved to die. >> it lit a fire under everyone to push and contact the congressman. >> to save the island. >> to save the island. >> thomas says saving tangier would mean a special way of life. a place where parents let their children roam free to play in the streets and swim at the docks. >> we're to the point now that we, we need help, immediately. we have been studied. and we are to the point.
where the island is going down. we just need to help to come now. >> the mayor is tired of studies of tangi er island. he said the last one took 20 years. that's how long they might have before they have to start evacuating the island. chip reid, cbs news, on the potomac river. ♪if only harry used some... ♪...bounce, to dry. ♪he would be a less wrinkly, winning guy.♪ every year, kids miss 22 million school days due to illness. lysol disinfectant spray kills viruses that cause the cold & flu. on mi came across this housentry with water dripping from the ceiling. you never know when something like this will happen. so let the geico insurance agency help you with homeowners insurance and protect yourself from things like fire, theft, or in this case, water damage.
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mark phillips caught up with her carrying boxes at wine distribution center. >> oh, i am involved here. high new workout. no one will ever accuse christy brinkley of a lack of enthusiasm. lately, she has been even more motivated. >> can't say bellisimo without, just, just. >> without wanting a drink. >> bellisima her very own wine label. a range of proseco, the italian fizz. hottest in the liquor business now. u.s. sales are up a third each year lately. >> you are tasting nature. not chemicals. >> christy brinkley and her partners, think they found a way to break through the market clutter. her. of all the places i pictured you, the loading dock wasn't one of them. i have to say.
>> believe me i am involved in every aspect of this. >> more than four decades into a modeling career, christy brinkley never met a camera lens she didn't like. and that didn't like her back. >> point one at her. this sort of thing happens. >> cheers. >> yes. >> proseco, long the predinner tipple in italy is being marketed in the u.s. as a kind of champagne without the pretentions and without the price tag. more bubbles for the buck. >> were you a proseco girl before you got involved in the business? >> yeah, i have had my fair share. >> in the region of italy, an hour north of venice, where anything that calls itself proseco has to come from. they can't make enough of the stuff. >> it is really happen right now.
everybody wants proseco. >> going to get into the wine business. this is the place. this is where christy has come. >> can you tell a decent bunch of grapes from any other bunch of grapes? >> all our bellisima grapes are gorgeous. >> mm. that one was. >> she has not only found a wine she likes. christy brinkley seems to have found the fountain of youth. >> oh, yes. >> she is 63 years old now. i'll say that again. she is 63 years old. going on 23 by the look of her. >> you know i have been around a long time. >> it has been 38 years since she became the nation's pin-up girl. appearing on three consecutive "sports illustrated" swimsuit issue covers. from 1979 to 1981. the only time anybody has ever done that. >> i ended up loving this career. i love the fact that every day is different. and, you know, no two days are alike. ♪ i'm in love with an uptown girl. >> her life has been like a time line of the boomer generation.
if a little more glamorous. ♪ an uptown girl >> not everybody has a pop star husband and whose music video you can more or less play yourself. >> i have a theme song. you know? wherever i go. ♪ uptown girl ♪ uptown girl >> so funny. i walked into the u.s. open with my son. the second we sit down. upton girl starts. i said, oh, my gosh, what a coincidence. he goes, mom, i don't think it is a coincidence. look up. on the jumbotron. >> billy joel was one of four husbands. and four divorces. two good, two bad she says. there were three children along the way. it has been a life of mostly highs and significant lows. from her family beginnings in michigan, to surfer girl, california, to an art student
life in paris where she was discovered in a post office, the legend goes. >> i never really wanted to be a model. that was never, never a dream of mine. and -- i was a little embarrassed. but i needed the money. but my friends, you know, were, were kind of like, that's so bourgeois of you to do this. how can you do this? you know? and i was like, well i can, i can afford to take us all to greece. you know they're like okay. not bad. >> whenever she has been counted out. she has always seemed to bounce back. never with a higher or perhaps more unlikely rebound than when she was asked to play roxi hart in the long running musical. chicago. the reviews like her marriages were mixed. but it jump-started her career once again. >> i never felt like i retired.
i always get a little bit insulted when i read, former model. i'm like, former, what do they thing i have been doing all this time. i am still here. i haven't gone anywhere. >> this is authentic skin care. >> christy has used her fame in product promotion before. >> true results. >> there is the skin care line. >> with a nice stretch. >> and the gym line. >> ah. >> total gym. >> in keeping with the always look your best theme, her fans may be please to know the new proseco range is organic and includes a sugar free option. >> it is zero sugar. it is zero carbs. this is safe for, for people with diabetes. for people on a diet. >> what the world needs. >> diet proseco. >> diet proseco down the hatch. >> if anybody things christy brinkley's new line is a way of toasting the end of her career, toast again. >> if people are hoping to get a bottle of my proseco, pop that cork, say yea, she retired. that's not going to happen right away.
if you build it they will come. line from a famous baseball movie. steve hartman found the phrase has a special meaning in the world of tennis. >> reporter: for as long as he can remember, mark koon riding a tractor in the family farm in charles city, iowa. which is why as a kid when mark wanted to see beyond the soy beans he would go to his grandpa's house where the old man would take him on exotic adventures. >> introduced me to his short wave radio. and he took me all the places all over the world. >> beautiful backhand down the line. >> including england. where one day they stumbled on a bbc broadcast of the championships wimbledon.
>> for mark it was instantly game set match. what did you like about it. >> the accent. >> the accent. >> yeah, quickly got into the score. why did it go to 15, 30, 40. you know. and love. >> it was the beat ging of what became a lifelong obsession with wimbledon. of course, a lot of people like wimbledon and grass court tennis. but what makes mark outstanding in the field, is what is now outstanding in his field. what was a cattle feed lot is the replica of wimbledon's center court. it took mark a year and a half to build it. then he learned to maintain it during an internship with the wimbledon ground staff. that's all he wanted. just to grow and groom the grass. which is why mark was a surprised as anyone. when after he built it, they came. from around the world, they came.
to play on his court of dreams. these kids are from iowa and minnesota. here to compete in an invitational tournament. and that's umpire barren whittick from minnesota. >> i found there is a place in the middle of iowa in the cornfield, get in the car. you know. so, so, i came down as fast as i could. >> what happens when you build it and they do come. >> well they will come from anywhere, everywhere, they will come at all times of the night. >> does it make you wish you hadn't built it? >> no. mark lets people play for free. with the reservation. and so far, tennis fans from 42 states and six countries have made the pilgrimage to this tennis heaven. here amongst the iowa corn fields. >> here you go in the middle. way to be. >> what would your grant pa think if he saw that? >> he would be very pleased. i know he would. >> how could he not be. itch there are ham radios in heaven, you know he is listening. steven hartman, on the road, in
charles city, iowa. that's the "overnight news" for this monday. from the cbs broadcast center in new york city, i'm elaine quijano.o.o.y, captioning funded by cbs it's monday, july 10th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." russian connection? president trump's son admits to meeting with a kremlin-linked lawyer during the presidential campaign. raging wildfires race across california, forcing people to evacuate. and a weekend bike ride lands the bucher in jail and the driver in jail caught on camera. good morning from the studio 57 newsrm