Monday July 1, 2013 Happening Now - Wildfire Leaves 19 Firefighters Dead

19 firefighters have been killed fighting a wildfire in Arizona. The elite crew (I believe called "hot shots") are dropped in or hike in to try to build fire lines to stop fires from spreading. Apparently they were trapped, and even after deploying emergency shelters many were killed. The fire is burning near the now-evacuated town of Yarnell, AZ. 200 homes have burned. Will Carr will be reporting for us.

President Obama issued a statement calling the firefighters heroes. The President continues his Africa tour today after arriving in Tanzania this morning from South Africa. Wendell Goler and Ed Henry reporting.

A horrible heat wave continues in many parts of the nation including areas where that fire is raging. Phoenix is in triple digits, Las Vegas at 117. Death Valley? 128 degrees.

The latest revelations from leaker Edward Snowden could hurt U.S. relations with many allies. The Guardian newspaper reports Snowden's leaks suggest the U.S. bugged and spied on many of our top allies including Germany, The UK, France, Italy and Turkey.

A Cirque Du Soleil artist died after falling during a performance of "Ka" in Las Vegas. The 50 year old female died after falling about 50 feet from the show's stage.

A tourist chopper made an emergency landing in the Hudson River this weekend. Four Swedish tourists and the pilot survived unhurt. Good pictures.

B.A.R.T. workers are on strike in the Bay Area. 2400 transit workers walked off the job after talks this weekend failed. Up to half a million commuters in the San Francisco/Oakland area could be affected.

It's day 6 in the Zimmerman trial.. Phil Keating reporting.

Mike Emanuel reporting on the magnitude of student debt as student loan interest rates set to double.

Massive protests expected again today in Egypt. There are reports the Cairo headquarters of Egyptian President Morsi have been invaded, ransacked and torched. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets yesterday to protest the Morsi regime and call for his ouster. The Muslim Brotherhood leader says he has no intention of stepping down.

It's the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.. what historians call the turning point in saving the Union in the Civil War. James Rosen reporting.

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