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>> whoa, oh, my gosh. frightening moments on the fourth of july. dozens of people are injured when an independence day fireworks display goes wrong. they vow to protest the military coup that removed him from power. and subway survival. a woman tumbles onto the tracks as the train approaches the station. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, july 5th, 2013. good morning. i'm anne-marie green.
we begin in california where a fireworks display malfunctioned. they were gathered in simi valley, about 45 miles west of los angeles. >> whoa. oh, my gosh. >> the city-run fireworks display had just started when something went wrong and there was a pair of explosions on or near the ground. >> when the lights went off, they were automatically already shooting off and within seconds one was coming at us. i guess it went up and kind of didn't go straight up and came toward us. it handed onlanded on a little slope and blew right in front of us. at that moment i felt the shock waves and the scrap -- i don't know what you call it, stuff.
two people in front of me were morsi is under arrest and the leaders of the muslim brotherhood party are arrested as well. the white house is proceeding very cautiously, walking a fine line between supporting democracy and taking sides. mohamed morsi supporters say they will take to the streets to protest the military's decision to overthrow the egyptian president and install an interim government. they're calling it rejection
friday. >> we will not. we will participate in all peaceful-led protests and events against this military coup. >> the egyptian military says it will allow peaceful protests from morsi supporters but it is deploying soldiers to monitor the ma. s. they've already rounded up and arrested many muslim brotherhood leaders. egypt's interim president adly mansour and morsi's opponent says morsi's overthrow was not a coup. >> it was a popular impeachment of the president. >> president obama has also been reluctant to call the change in power a coup. that's because u.s. law mandates that all foreign aid be cut off to countries where the military's overthrown a democratically elected government. the president spent at least part of his fourth of july
working. he met with his national security team in the white house situation room. the white house has been in contact with egyptian leaders to express the u.s.'s desire to have a democratically led government in place as soon as possible. and the u.s. is sending $1.3 billion in aid this year. the president has ordered a review to determine if that aid will be cut off. anne-marie? >> tara mergener in washington. thank you, tara. in seattle, a heavily armed man from nevada was arrested near the university of washington. he was arrested wednesday night. the stolen pickup truck he was driving was filled with weapons, body armor, and suspected explosives. police say they have no idea what his intentions were, but there did not appear to be any threat to the campus. the suspect is 21 years old and is not cooperating with authorities. the arizona wildfire that killed 19 firefighters is now 80% contained.
residents of the small town of yarnell remain evacuated, though, and we're learning more about how the firefighters died. carter evans reports. >> reporter: the yarnell fire burned so fast, it charred four miles in just 20 minutes. this is a time lapsed video from when the fire exploded on sunday. four days later, an army of nearly 700 firefighters is only now getting an upper hand. carp took us inside the burn zone. >> what made this fire unique was the. >> reporter: the 19 members of the granite county hotshots died. evacuees have been waiting for days to find out if their homes were spared. joe and ruth johnson just got the good news they were waiting
for. what went through your mind when you heard those words? >> thank god. we can go home. we can take our babies home. i'm overjoyed and very thankful to god that my house is still there, but, again, people i love can't say the same. their house isn't. so my heart is torn, torn between sadness and joy. >> reporter: what's it like knowing that these hotshots were out there fighting for your community. >> i honor them and pray for their families daily because they gave their lives to keep our homes safe, and now these babies are without a father, wives without their husband. i can't even imagine the pain they're going through. i can't even imagine. >> reporter: the fallen hotshots will make one final trip home together in a procession of 19 hearses on sunday. a memorial service will be held in their hometown of prescott on tuesday. carter evans, cbs news,
wickenburg, arizona. according to foreign documents former south african nelson mandela is kept alive by a breathing machine and, quote, facing impending death. the office denied reports that mandela is in a vegetative state. the court case involves a family feud. the judge ruled that the remains of his three children be reburied yesterday in their original graves. mandela's grandson had moved the bodies back in 2011. well, coming up on the "morning news," the high cost of rising student loan interest rates, and beachgoers beware. towering waves waves crash into shores of chile causing damage. this is the "cbs morning news." d a good haircut so that her daughter could have a warm coat. it's windy. yeah. now you can help people like linda stop with the sacrificing.
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waves were seen crashing over seawalls and onto roadways. some waterfront homes were damaged. a volcano is pouring ash 50 feet high into mexico city, causing airlines to cancel flights to and from the capital. no evacuations have been ordered and no volcanic ash has been falling at the airport in mexico city. the airport remains open, but six u.s. carriers canceled four dozen flights as a precaution. when congress returns from its break next week, it's expected to decide what to do with college student rates on loans. wyatt andrews reports on what on monday rates went from 3.4% to 6.8%. wyatt andrews reports on what the change is costing millions of students. >> reporter: brianna mullen, a junior at the university of california berkeley calls the new rate for student loans a hardship.
she says a rate of 6.8% will add $1,300 to her long-term debt when she's already putting herself through college and working two jobs to hold down her debt. >> i think it's really unfair for students to be in this place where they can't even bet on the next three years, you know, or they can't even bet they'll be able to finish their college degree and still be able to afford rent after they graduate, let alone even finding a job in their desired profession. >> it's very discouraging and it's very disappointing. >> reporter: anthony, a senior, worries the new rate will harm veterans. this man has been on five deployments and is also a counselor for veterans who need loans for college expenses not covered by the g.i. bill. because the new rate will add $2,600 to the average debt, he says some veterans won't even consider college. what are they facing that that $2,600 will make such a difference? >> they're already having transitional struggles.
i'm concerned as an advocate that a lot of our students will be discouraged, even if it's just a little bit, it will be enough for them to walk away and say this might not be the plan. >> reporter: they agree 6.8% is too high but they don't agree on how to fix it. by going home, congress missed its own deadline for avoiding the increase. the republican-controlled house did pass a bill that ties student loan rates to the u.s. treasury borrowing costs plus 2.5%. this week that rate would be 5%, but the rate could vary and float up to a maximum of 8.5%. but the republican bill would also help to lower the deficit by $3.7 billion, and that amount is a problem for most senate democrats. majority leader harry reid says it's too much to collect from students. >> we don't think there should be deficit reduction based on the backs of these young men and women who are trying to go to college. >> reporter: the senate is
working on a compromised bill, and all sides promise the 6.8% rate will be reversed with a credit to any student who pays it, but when congress left for home, there were major differences between the house and the senate, and the pathway to this promised deal isn't clear. wyatt andrews, cbs news, washington. well, straight ahead, your friday morning weather, and subway shocker. a woman falls onto the tracks of an oncoming train, but there's a surprise ending to this story. a surprise ending to this story. [ male announcer ] frequent heartburn? the choice is yours.
>>re's here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new york, cloudy and humid today, but thunderstorms in miami. chicago, afternoon thunderstorms. dallas will be mostly sunny, and los angeles, clearing skies today. time now for a check of the national forecast. heavy rain, thunderstorms, and flash flooding are possible from the florida panhandle to the tennessee valley and the western carolinas. above average temperatures will continue to bake much of he west. the northeast will be mainly dry but hot and humid. and the midwest will be mainly dry except for scattered thunderstorms over the southern great lakes and the ohio valley. well, the fourth of july was a washout in panama city beach, florida, in the panhandle area. a slow-moving storm left almost a foot of rain yesterday. several roads were impassable or partially closed.
torrential thunderstorms unleashed flash flooding yesterday in northern and central vermont. roads were washed out or turned into temporary ponds. a search is expected to resume today for a missing swimmer who reportedly may have drowned in high water. and british police have launched a new investigation into the disappearance of madeleine mccann. mccann disappeared from a resort in portugal where she was staying with a family six years ago. british police say it's possible she may still be alive. they plan to contact 38 persons of interest. mccann was almost 4 years old when she vanished. since then she has reportedly been seen in different places around the world. a woman in the czech republic is lucky to be alive after she fell from a subway platform and into the path of an oncoming train. just look closely, and you'll see her tumble onto the tracks. a bystander tried to gab her, but he was just too late. the train rolls over the woman.
there you go. she escaped unharmed. after landing in the recessed part of the track bed. the woman said she fell to the tracks because she was tired and fell asleep on her feet. when we return, celebrating america's birthday. we'll check out the fourth of july fireworks and festivities across the country as we salute our nation. across the country as we salute our nation. y food is finger foo. so i can't afford to have germy surfaces. but after one day's use, dishcloths can redeposit millions of germs. so ditch your dishcloth and switch to a fresh sheet of new bounty duratowel. look! a fresh sheet of bounty duratowel leaves this surface cleaner than a germy dishcloth, as this black light reveals. it's durable, cloth-like and it's 3 times cleaner. so ditch your dishcloth and switch to new bounty duratowel. the durable, cloth-like picker-upper.
why it's not the news commus were expecting. homeowners try to put out a huge grass fire spreading nr their homes, that may have caused by fireworks. and a different fireworks display explodes in people's faces! what went wrong. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:3 good morning. it's friday, july ,,,,
here's a look at today's here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., partly sunny today. atlanta, thunderstorms. st. louis, thunderstorms in the afternoon. and late-day thunderstorms for denver today. partly sunny in seattle with a high of 76. a fourth of july tradition in boston. ♪ thousands gathered at the charles river for the boston pops concert and fireworks display. security was tight.
it was the first major public event since the boston marathon bombing in april. mayor governor duh val patrieva says high temperatures were to blame for the lower than usual turnout. and millions celebrated the day of independence by taking in fireworks and in some cases eating. devouring the summertime food, the hot dog. ♪ crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea ♪ the talents of mariah carey and taylor swift kept people entertained along the hudson river in new york city, but what they came for is this, the nation's largest fourth of july fireworks display.
four barges carrying 40,000 shells lil up the big apple skyline with reds, whites, and blues. earlier officials cut the ribbon to reopen the statue of liberty. the landmark had been closed since october when superstorm sandy caused substantial damage to liberty island. >> it was no small feat to really restore this on this day, the day that we celebrate the birth of the nation. >> reporter: visitors flocked to see lady liberty which had been blocked for two years. it had been closed. it only reopened one day before sandy came ashore. >> i don't know about you, but i'm getting a little tired of opening and closing the statue of liberty, so i think this time we'll just leave it open. >> the record, 69 hot dogs. >> also in new york thousands washed eating champ joey chestnut gulp down 69 franks,
setting a new hot dog-eating record. and hot dogs were on the menu as president obama and the first lady hosted a cookout for servicemembers and their family. mr. obama paid tribute to the founding fathers. >> now 237 years later, this improbable experiment
in democracy, the united states of america, stands as the greatest nation on earth. >> and there was some fourth of july baseball with two red, white, and blue teams facing off. st. louis leading the angels, 5-3 in the ninth inning, but josh hamilton ties the game with a two-run homer, and erick aybar wins it for the halos. they win 6-5. and the white sox win in dramatic fashion as well. adam dunn delivering some july 4th fireworks, walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth to give chicago a 3-2 win over baltimore. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this
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american veterans fac m american veterans face many challenges when returning to civilian life, so a golf course in washington state is helping them get back into the swing of things. >> hi. i'm pfc aaron boyle. >> reporter: four and a half years ago aaron boyle was a 21-year-old sergeant on patrol in afghanistan. >> i took a step back with my right foot and that's when i triggered a land mine. >> reporter: he lost his right foot and right leg. >> i thought i was in a dream. i woke up and took a look and thought, you know, this isn't me. this isn't happening. >> reporter: boyle had been an avid golfer and assumed that along with so much of his life, that was over.
>> why put myself through the humiliation of golfing. >> reporter: you didn't want to be out there. >> i didn't want to give people something to laugh at. >> reporter: to laugh at. you really feared that. >> yeah. >> reporter: aaron's father ed boyle feared that his son had lost the will to live. >> his mood wasn't good. he didn't want to be around. >> reporter: he didn't want to be around at all? a supportive wife and a new baby helped boyle get through that period. so, too, did golf. boyle discovered the american lake golf course near tacoma, washington. the course is entirely run and staffed by more than 200 volunteers, most of them veterans. it was designed with injured veterans in mind. >> they make sure the walls of the bunkers aren't too steep and they can get up to the tee box and things like that. >> reporter: jim martinson lost both legs to land mine in vietnam 45 years ago.
had you been a golfer before then? >> never golfed in my life. i thought it was the stupidest game in the whole world. >> reporter: not anymore. >> no. it is the greatest game in the whole world. it's all in the legs. >> reporter: he tried to pass along that optimism to the recently disabled. what do you tell them? >> i try to tell them don't let your life be over. do whatever you want. set a goal. >> reporter: it's a lesson aaron boyle has taken to heart. >> i don't care what people think. i love the game. if i didn't have the game, i don't know that i'd be the same person today. >> reporter: it's really made it that much different. >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: a difference that boyle measures not in strokes but in the distance he's come. chip reid, cbs news, lakewood, washington. >> that's quite a distance. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," an update from cairo as mass protests are planned today in the wake of the
military coup. plus, the latest on the investigation into a florida parasailing accident. we'll hear from the victims' families. and professional wrestler eric young tells us all about his passion for fishing. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
[ roars ] ♪ ♪ [ roars ] ♪ [ roars ] ♪ [ male announcer ] universal studios summer of survival. ♪ and i'm anne makovec michel griego i >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning. it's friday, july 5. i'm brian hackney. >> i'm anne makovec. michelle and frank have the morning off. it's about 4:30 and another warm one around the bay but
we're seeing the end of the heat wave. >> 7 straight days of 100 degrees and we're all rested today. glad to see you. [ laughter ] >> fog at the coastline. we'll see more of that and much cooler temperatures on the way. we'll talk about that coming up. >> i think everyone except for us is sleeping in after 4th of july yesterday. no hot spots or accidents but we have a chp-issued high wind advisory for the san mateo bridge. so we'll keep you updated on the rest of your morning commute coming up. boy, do we have some news for you this morning. the bart strike is over at least for now. trains are scheduled to start running at 3:00 this afternoon. bart and 2 unions agreed to extend their old contract for 30 more days. now they have until august 4 to reach an agreement. contract talks are set to resume monday. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is already up in millbrae with details of
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