tv CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley CBS July 6, 2015 6:30pm-7:01pm EDT
>> pelley: south carolina takes a historic step away from its past. >> i abhor the misappropriations move my great granddaddy. >> pelley: also court documents show bill cosby admitted drugging women for sex. a 7 area old is among the dead as gunshots compete with fireworks in chicago. san francisco is unfair after a woman is murdered allegedly by an illegal immigrant who had legal sankwear. -- sanctuary. and team usa puts the icing on america's birthday cake. >> i just had chills on my arms just the best feeling in the world. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.
>> pelley: we'll begin tonight with breaking news court documents, bill cosby fought to keep secret have just been made public. in a sworn deposition, the comedian admitted he drugged women to have sex with him. this comes after years of stonewalling and denials as one woman after another accused him of sexual misconduct. michelle miller has the court record mish snell. >> reporter: well, scott according to the court documents related to a 2005 lawsuit against bill cosby the actor and comedian testified in a deposition specifically about drugging women. a lawyer asked him this question. when you got the qualudes was it in your mind that you were going to use these qualudes for young women you wanted to have sex with cosby answered yes. at the time cosby's lawyer claimed the actor was confused by that question. a lawsuit was filed by former temple university director of operations
andrea comestand. she accuseds can bee of battery and sexual assault. cosby settled that case for undisclosed terms back in 2006. in the past two years more than three dozen women have come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct against bill cosby, many of them claiming they were drugged by cosby and sexually assaulted. some of those accusations date back more than four decades. now cosby who is now 77 has never been criminally charged and the statute of limitations has run out on the majority of those accusations. we have placed several calls to cosby's attorneys and have not received a comment. >> pelley: michelle, thanks very much. those court records have been sealed since the 2005 case by court order. and were just unsealed today after a lawsuit by the associated press.
>> tonight the national debate over the confederate battle flag centers on south carolina where the state senate this afternoon voted overwhelmingly to take down the flag at the state capitol in columbia. this comes nearly three weeks after the massacre at a historic black church in charleston. omar villafranca is in columbia. >> one by one a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers stood up in support of a bill to take down the confederate battle flag from the grounds of the south carolina state house. >> it not about heritage. it is to the about hate. it is about how to heal wounds. but it needs to be just that. part of our history. it isn't part of our future. >> reporter: three republican senators fought to keep the flag in place. >> cuz i believe that we're placing the blame of what one deranged lunatic did on people that hold their southern heritage high. and i don't think that is
fair. >> i abhor the misappropriation of my great great granddaddy's flag. that won't change history. movinged flag won't change history. >> you just don't want to know the truth. >> reporter: tempers flared outside the state house as residents awaited the result of the state senate debate. >> today this flag here means slavery. >> william cheek a confederate supporter wants it to stay. >> it is just part o history it has nothing to do with hate. >> james johnson of the national action network has rallied against the flag for years. >> we fought this battle some 14 years ago to bring the flag down 14 years ago am now the hearts of those people have changed. >> reporter: the flag was first raised above the capitol dome in 1961 to commemorate the centennial of the civil war. but critics say it was really meant as an act of defines against racial desegregation. in 2,000 protests lead to a
compromise, the flag was brought down and placed next to the confederate soldier's memorial in front of the capitolment with the murder of nine black church-goers last month in charleston revived the issue. >> let today be the beginning of a story about a new south carolina. >> reporter: the senate will meet again tomorrow at 10 a.m. for a third and final vote. then the bill heads to the house for debate. scott f the lawmakers keep moving at this face the flag could come down as early as thursday. >> pelley: and the governor has indicated she will sign that il about. omar thanks very much. >> today american financial markets were down slightly, a mild reaction to the freefall of greece in to an abyss of debt. yesterday greek voters said no to foreign creditors who demanded strict belt-tightening in return for more loans. it was a win for national pride but in victory greeks now confront banks critically short of money and a government that can't
pay its debts. we'll start our coverage with holly williams in athens. >> reporter: greece is on the edge of a financial abyss. but last night there was celebration after greek voters rejected the demands of international creditors. one of them was roula antonopoulou a pensioner. >> here we are. we have a strong voice and we are going to listen to what we have to say too. >> reporter: in exchange for an extended $8 billion bailout, greece's foreign creditors wanted the country to live within its means by increasing taxes and cutting pensions and public spending. by rejecting those terms some greeks fear their country faces financial catastrophe. dr. giannaros theo voted yes to the extended bailout. he runs hope hospital inateens where they can no longer-- athens where they can no longer get credit for meat and dairy products for their patients and believes
the same could happen with medicine and equipment. >> -- the danger that we are going to run out of money and then we cannot operate. >> reporter: greece has already been bailed out twice in the last five year-- five years with loans of over $250 billion. but its economy is in dire straits, unemployment at over 25%. the no votes a victory for greece's radical left wing prime minister alexis tsipras, he says it will strengthen his hand in negotiations and accuses foreign creditors of blafk mailing greece. but greece's creditors chiefly germany and france could decide they've had enough allow greece to default on its debt and force it to leave the single your mean currency. scott that would be a cautionary lesson for other struggling european countries. but it would leave greece bankrupt. >> unchartered territory
holly williams reporting for us tonight frommateen -- athens, holly, thank youment now greece will will try to persuade european nations to throw good money after bad. if there are no new loans grooeses will likely go bankrupt and drop out of the group of nations where the eir-- euro is the common currency anthony mason is here with us tonight. anthony, the word crisis is getting thrown around a lot. give us some perspective on this. >> reporter: scott greece's gdp is $237 billion,s this's actually less than the state of connecticut. in fact 24 u.s. states have bigger economies. and with the greek economy contracting by a quarter during this crisis t now makes up only 1 percent of gdp of the entire european union. but here's the problem. greece's debt is now more than $350 billion or one and a half times its gdp and the country is almost out of cash scott to make payments. >> pelley: so what are the chances that this disruption will affect the larger
european economy and maybe even our own economy? >> well, early on in the crisis many fears it could spill over into the global economy am but european countries have since worked to put up firewalls and to reduce their risk. u.s. investors, for example have $2 billion in greece in 2008ment but virtual leigh all of that as been withdrawn. since the euro was created in 1999 however none of the 19 yuri zone members has defaulted so in one ask really sure what a greek collapse what mean and that uncertainty, scott is at the root of all this anxiety. >> pelley: senior business correspondent anthony maison thank you. the holiday weekend in chicago was especially violent. ten people were shot to death and 55 were wounded. dean reynolds is there. >> reporter: not far from the 100s of thousands drawn to the patriotic display that lit up the lakefront another fourth of july tradition was playing out on the streets of chicago.
while fireworks burst overhead the police were working a fresh shooting involving the murder of seven year ol amari brown. police said the bullet that killed him saturday was probably meant for his father antonio brown a known gang member with 45 arrests on his record including illegal possession of a firearm. amari was to start the second grade this fall. the violence that claimed his life erupted despite a 30% increase in the number of police on the street for the weekend. >> mayor rahm emmanuel had a message for the boy's family. >> that is a seven-year-old out at midnight. you have a responsibility to that child. and then to cooperate with the police department on a crime committed to that seven area ol. >> reporter: police say the boy's father is not cooperating with investigators, deb-year crews went to the morning with amari's parents. >> i could just hold his
dad's hand and tell him whatever you do don't seek revenge. >> reporter: police say that in recent days one illegally held gun is being recovered every hour in chicago. in illinois it's illegal to po zses a-- possess a gun if you haven't passed a background check or carry an owner's im it card. >> ef reone of these firearms puts our officers and community in danger. >> police superintendent garry mccarthy. >> i'm angry i'm frustrated and i'm frustrated and angry that we're here again talking about another senseless murder. >> reporter: now it may not seem like it but violent crime is actually decreased in recent years in chicago. and scott this fourth of july was less violent than last year's. >> pelley: dean reynolds with the story from chicago dean, thank youment. >> tonight elizabeth palmer has a rare look inside syria which has been devastated by four years of civil war.
210,000 people have been killed most civilians. the fighting is right on the dictator's doorstep but you wouldn't know that inside bashar al-assad's shrinking world. >> reporter: there are few places left in syria where a good shot has nothing to do with guns. this is lattakia on the mediterranean, one of the last cities in the country that is still under full government control. if you are a syrian and you can afford it, this is where you come for your summer vacation. and to block out syria's vicious war which is creeping ever closer. less than 60 miles away extremist fighters took the city of jisr al shagour in may. rebel groups now control large areas of countryside. only half an hour of drive out of lattakia we found one of the syrian army posts holding the line. we weren't allowed to film their fighting positions just the soldiers checking
traffic, the rebel sympathizers and weapons. beyond the syrian army check point is contested territory. there are armed opposition groups on three sides on the mountain behind me further off the road and they are that way too. the syrian military tired and overstretched doesn't like to admit it but things are not going well. over the past year they have lost ground to isis and a whole patchwork of extremist groups. the hayek family home near the check point is so far if government territory. but hayek tells me his son's school just a mile away has fallen to the opposition. >> what would happen if you went? >> not a chance he says. the snipers would get us. >> reporter: lattakia city center is still bustling with life. but every one here just like the people on the beach is afraid that the little pockets of remaining civility are on borrows
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francisco bay prayers were offered for katherine steinle who was shot apparently at random while walking with her father jim steinle. >> she was just a young woman, starting to be in her prime. had so much to live for. >> reporter: steinle's accused killer francis cosanchez is a convicted drug felon who has been deported to mexico five times since 1994. the death of the 32-year-old is raising difficult questions for san francisco which has a sanctuary program to protect undocumented immigrants. that means the city doesn't have to turn over nonviolent criminals to immigration officials, sanchez spoke to a local reporter after his arrest. >> did you shoot kate type le, the lady down on pier 14? >> yes. >> you did shoot her. >> uh-huh. >> reporter: three months ago sanchez was released from san francisco's jail after serving time for a drug charge. city officials following their sanctuary policy
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>> . >> pelley: it was world-class domination as carli lloyd and team usa rolled over japan 5-2 last night in the world cup. nearly 27 million americans watched it on tv a bigger audience than any game in the nba finals. jericka duncan reports this young players have a new hero. >> goal! >> reporter: the number of women who have scored three goals in a world cup final now stands at one.
>> lloyd morgan,. >> reporter: after carli lloyd pulled off the historic hat trick in her team's dominance was complete,. >> the. is women the 2015 world cup. >> reporter: she fell to her knees overcome by emotion. >> i just had chills on my arms olympic golds have been amazing but there is something about the feeling all the hard work dedication. >> reporter: hard work and dedication may be the message. teammate megan rapinoe. >> she is such a hard worker so focus so passionate about the game. >> after the crushing loss in 2011 world cup final lloyd practiced relentlessly and developed what she calls her warrior mentality. >> i'm not into the glitz and glamor and dock my hair and makeup before games. for me it's about being known as a quality soccer player. >> reporter: since the last time the u.s. women won the world cup in 1999 girl's
participation in high school soccer has increased 23%. but these days she's doing the inspiring at youth camp. >> i can see all my hard work and dedication. i'm off to the side i'm running, i'm doing extra and that is what it takes if you want to get to the top, you have to outwork everybody else. >> and that is the single greatest performance in world cup history is carli lloyd thinking retirement? hardly. she wants to win gold in next summer's olympics jericka duncan, cbs news vancouver. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
thunderstorm, when they'll finally subside, and we'll talk about a bigger threat later in the week. some tense hours here at walter reed after a report of an active shooter. i'm andrea mccarren, and i'll tell you what happened before employees were given the all clear. a child beaten for eating a piece of birthday cake dies from his injuries. we look at what's next in the investigation. and some new details on the man killed after setting off fireworks on his head. his brother says it was all a big accident. first tonight at 7:00, patches of thunderstorms popping up and moving across the dc area. good evening i'm lesli foster. >> and i'm derek mcginty, and some of the storms had a lot of rain. let's get straight