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>> 8:00 tonight, tune in. thank you for watching us at 5:00. we will see you at 6:00. " this wednesday, the retirement of justice anthony kennedy from the supreme court. keo's on the short list to whplace him, and what's at stake for the future of the court? plus, a desperate search-- plusuers battle time and the weather as they try to reach members of a youth soccer team trapped in a cave. but first, the headlines in 60 60conds. >> reporter: supreme court justice anthony kennedy announcing his retirement. >> reporter: this gives president trump his second nomination, and a chance to really turn the supreme court to nee right for a generation. >> we will begin our search immediately. >> reporter: this is the biggest f ment of the trump presidency. >> we could be rolling back all sorts of rights. >> this is kind of the golden age of conservativism. atunningf one of the most powerful democrats in washington.
oe joe crowley ousted by a 28- year-old political newcomer. >> reporter: i'm david begnaud in edinburgh, texas. the border patrol wanted you to see what happens when they raid a so-called stash house. seery inch of tile in this house had someone sitting on it when the agents busted through the door. >> reporter: joe jackson has died. >> the patriarch of the jackson family. ga it all began with joe. >> reporter: he was 89 years old. >> reporter: firefighters in taiwan are being credited with saving a boy who was found asngling from a fifth-floor balcony. >> the child is now safe and sound. >> it's going to be a long run! a goal for south korea! germany are out of the world cup! >> heartbreak! >> nobody saw this coming. >> glor: good evening. i'm jeff glor. this is our western edition. we are going to begin with a decision that has major implications for the future of the supreme court and the nation. justice anthony kennedy said today he is retiring after three
decades on the high court. kennedy, who is 81 now, held the swing vote in many memorable 5-4 decisions, siding with liberals in legalizing gay marriage and refusing to overturn "roe v. wade." he joined conservatives in striking down a handgun ban and allowing corporations to spend as much as they want on political ads. president trump is now expected to move to cement conservative l ntrol of the court. here's jan crawford. >> reporter: the president was formally notified in a letter selivered to the white house. after 30 years on the court, thstice anthony kennedy would retire. >> and we will begin our search icr a new justice of the united states supreme court. that will begin immediately. >> reporter: a key swing vote, the 81-year-old's retirement gives the president the chance mo turn the court more solidly to the right for a generation. democrats warned of a fight. >> people from all across america should realize that their rights and opportunities are threatened.
y reporter: but firmly in control of the senate, republicans said a new justice would be on the court by october. >> we will vote to confirm e keice kennedy's successor this fall. >> reporter: the bitter divide was in stark contrast to the gentlemanly justice who sometimes crossed ideological lines. >> i am today announcing my ittention to nominate united states circuit judge anthony kennedy. >> reporter: nominated by president ronald reagan... >> i, anthony kennedy, do solemnly swear. >> reporter: ...kennedy was confirmed unanimously. he sometimes sided with liberals on key social issues, earning a reputation as a swing vote. >> i hate that term. ( laughter ) it, it has this visual image of inis spatial gyrations. ( laughter ) ere cases swing. i don't. ( laughter ) ( cheers and applause ) hisg e
he wrote all the major decisions striking down laws banning homosexuality, and legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, writing that same-sex couples were seeking "equal dignity in the eyes of the law." ret far more often, kennedy was with conservatives. he wrote a sharp dissent in the decision upholding obamacare, and while he refused to overturn "roe v. wade," he allowed restrictions on abortion rights. >> glor: all right, so jan, now as we're heading into this yomination fight, who are you hearing are the possible candidates? >> reporter: well, i mean, jeff, the president has a long list of potential contenders. he said he's sticking to that list. but there are three primary arontrunners. they are all federal appeals court judges. brett kavanaugh, raymond kethledge, and amul thapar. he would actually be the first indian american on the supreme court. president trump interviewed him for the last vacancy. there are two others who also were interviewed by the president then, william pryor, and thomas hardiman. i think they're probably less likely, but all five have sparkling academic and legal eredentials. enis will not be a fight over
qualifications. l glor: and so, but jan, it appears much of this fight in washington is gearing up to be al about abortion. how-- explain that, and how do you see that playing out? >> reporter: right, and right now there's one justice we know ou for sure on the supreme court who would overturn "roe v. wade." that's clarence thomas. we don't know how the other three conservatives would vote. and, you know, this is bigger e an this confirmation fight. you've got two liberals who are, you know, in their 80s this year, so democrats are going to say that abortion is in the balance with this nomination and this could affect future elections for years to come. >> glor: talk about the court changing for the next generation. con crawford at the supreme court. jan, thank you so much. the president also has his eyes on a big meeting coming up with his russian counterpart, the date and location to be announced tomorrow. weijia jiang has more on this. >> and i said it from day one, aitting along with china and russia and with everybody is a very good thing. >> reporter: in the oval office, president trump announced he
will soon sit down with russian president vladimir putin. in moscow, national security adviser john bolton is laying the groundwork for the meeting. putin's first words for bolton were blunt. "u.s.-russia relations are not in the best shape," putin said, and then he blamed acute u.s. inlitical infighting. putin denies meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a sensitive subject for president trump, who did not commit to addressing it. >> you never know about meetings what happens, right? >> reporter: the two leaders have met twice before, but only on the sidelines of atternational summits. >> i think it would be an asset .o have russia back in. ng reporter: this upcoming meeting will follow president trump's recent declaration that russia should be reinstated in the g-7 after it was kicked out in 2014 for annexing crimea. and while the president has implemented new sanctions against russia, he has not wavered in his desire to improve
their relationship. >> every place i've been, we have had great meetings. maybe l come out of it. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: president trump mentioned helsinki, finland; and vienna, austria, as possible meeting spots. and he said it will probably happen right after he attends the nato summit in brussels in mid-july. jeff. >> glor: weijia, thanks. now to a stunning political upset in a working class congressional district in new york. alexandria ocasio-cortez, a former bartender, beat veteran congressman joe crowley in the democratic primary. if elected in november, she would become the youngest current member of congress. nancy cordes has much more on this. >> oh, my gosh! >> reporter: some of the shock may have worn off today, but 28- year-old alexandria ocasio- cortez, like the rest of her party, is still trying to make sense of her come-from-nowhere win. >> we spoke to communities that
had typically been, i think, dismissed, and they responded. >> reporter: ocasio-cortez knocked off the fourth highest ranking house democrat, ten-term congressman joe crowley, who had been considered an heir apparent to leader nancy pelosi. >> and i respect the outcome. >> reporter: crowley may have underestimated his opponent, who until recently was working as a bartender and organizing for bernie sanders. or i wasn't born to a wealthy or powerful family. >> reporter: like sanders, she snsiders herself a democratic crcialist. >> the g.o.p. tax cut, that alone could have paid for tuition-free public college for everyone in this country for two years. >> reporter: democratic leaders threfully parted ways with her today on her support for medicare for all... >> i support health care for .ll. >> reporter: ...and her proposal to eliminate the immigration and customs enforcement agency. >> reform ice? yes, that's what i think we should do. it needs reform.
>> reporter: republicans, meanwhile, reveled in the upset. >> i think the democrats are e ing hard left. >> reporter: they said it showed that the socialist wing is hacendant in the democratic party. are they right about that? >> no, they're not. it's ascendant in that district, perhaps, but i don't accept any characterization of our party presented by the republicans. >> reporter: democrats note that irowley is their only house incumbent to lose so far this year. >> joe is just a great guy, but he-- i don't think he paid close enough attention to his constituents at home. >> reporter: some democrats argue that the defeat has less to do with politics and more to do with rising support for women candidates across the board. so far this year, jeff, 152 women have won their house primaries. and that's almost as many as the number who won in all of 2016. >> glor: notable point. nancy cordes, thank you. an immigration bill backed by president trump was rejected in toe house today. it included about $25 billion
rdr a border wall and a path to citizenship for nearly two million so-called dreamers. the department of health and human services today launched a review of conditions at shelters coere thousands of migrant children are being held, including those separated from paeir parents. and near the texas border, david agnaud rode along as officials ntsted a migrant-smuggling stash house. >> reporter: it was 10:30 a.m. in edinburgh, texas. the deputy chief was just told there are about 40 people inside. it's exactly what they had been told. this is a house in a pretty nice neighborhood. the border patrol invited us on a raid of a so-called stash house. i streamed it live on facebook. >> there's 20 here... >> reporter: that's border oltrol's local deputy chief, raul ortiz. so they were just waiting on a smuggler to come pick them up? >> yeah, what had happened earlier is we had actually stopped a smuggler and were able to get four aliens out of that vehicle, and then after
interviewing those individuals, they were able to identify this as a stash house. w reporter: were you able to >>t the smuggler? >> yes. ll quite often what will happen is, somebody may have a cell phone. because the conditions are so bad, they will call 911, and that's how we were able to escover some of these stash houses. >> reporter: 62 people were inside this home. elma alvarez says she paid $8,000 to a smuggler to get her here. she says she's been here for 15 days. >> reporter: your second time. you've tried once before. e ma told us she has three kids, hed said she left them in mexico efcause she couldn't get a job. 'tarly everyone else here in this house said they were from central america. border patrol told us they are ldiding these stash houses almost every other day.
and jeff, the smuggler who tipped officials off to the home actually gave them the garage door opener and told them what they would find inside. >> glor: wow. david begnaud with the latest on a stash house raid. david, thanks. an ohio man accused of plowing into a crowd of protesters in charlottesville, virginia last summer, was charged today with federal hate crimes. pames fields, jr. is already facing state charges for allegedly hitting and killing heather heyer. she was part of a counter- smonstration against white supremacists, who were protesting the removal of a robert e. lee statue. authorities in pennsylvania today released surveillance video of the drive-by shooting that led to last week's fatal police shooting of 17-year-old antwon rose. officials say the video shows rose was not the shooter. he was killed 13 minutes later while running from an officer who was charged today with idiminal homicide. here's nikki battiste. >> reporter: pennsylvania's allegheny county district attorney steven zappala did not
mince his words as he announced the charges against 30-year-old officer michael rosfeld. l rot's an intentional act, and it's done recklessly, and there's no justification for it. >> reporter: zappala said rose was unarmed and did not pose a threat when he fled from the car. >> rose shows his hands, turns, omd runs. he is not in possession of a weapon. >> reporter: the criminal complaint says officer rosfeld was inconsistent about why he fired. he first told detectives he "saw something dark that he perceived as a gun." fire he said, "he did not see a gun." er a third statement he said he was, "not certain." me if everybody stayed calm and stayed in the car, none of this would have happened. >> reporter: rosfeld's attorney, patrick toimacy, says he does set see rose's death as a murder case. >> i think the law is clear, that he had a right to shoot. >> reporter: antwon rose's mother was visibly emotional today, so her attorney spoke for
her. >> he found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, and it in no way justified his murder. r. reporter: antwon rose was shot three times, the fatal wound to his back. officer rosfeld is out on bail but he is under house arrest. and, jeff, the actual shooter in the drive-by was also charged wday. >> glor: nikki battiste in east ettsburgh. nikki, thanks. neming up next on the "cbs evening news," the enormous effort to rescue a soccer team lost in a flooded cave. evening news," the enormous effort to rescue a soccer team effort to rescue a soccer team lost in a flooded cave. commanded armies... yielded to no one. when i found you in my dna, i learned where my strength comes from. my name is courtney mckinney, and this is my ancestrydna story. now with 5 times more detail than other dna tests. order your kit at ancestrydna.com ...with fitness
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an arsonist on the loose. at least 3 of the fires are burning along coyote creek near senter road. another is burning between a mobile home park and the "los lagos" golf course. kpix 5 new starts with the battle of the brush fires. >> three fires are burning along coyote creek along center road. another is burning near the golf course. we have more information now. >> reporter: all of those fires are suspicious. the good news is firefighters have them under control. number five captured the fires from aboarper 5 captured these fires from above earlier. two fires were started next to a mobile home park by the creek. >> there were structures
threatened just to the west. we have winds and no structures were damaged. as far as we know, no one has been injured or displaced. >> reporter: at least four fires were started here within minutes of each other and that is why investigators say they are suspicious. the good news is no one was her. these fires are under control but investigators say some in- home -- some homeless encampments were burned. breaking news in oakland, there has been a shooting inside of a mini marquette 89th and macarthur. at least one person was hit and witnesses ran away from the scene when police got there. a major hit to california u.n.'s, a new supreme courtruling means a big loss of money in political muscle. more than 1 million telephone workers belong to public employee unions. >> the high court ruled they have a first amendment right to re