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? ? it's tuesday, august 16th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." >> i call it extreme vetting. >> that's how donald trump the cold war era test he'd put immigrants through on their way to the united states. the suspect is in jail tonight. breaking overnight -- evacuees erupt in applause on word of an arson arrest in northern california, where a wildfire has swallowed more than
new york city police make an arrest in the case of a murdered imam. surveillance videos that link the suspect to the killing. and head first over allyson felix. the photo finish that has the american sprinter settling for american sprinter settling for silver. captioning funded by cbs good morning from the cbs 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. have arrested the man they say started the devastating clayton fire in northern california. more than 175 homes and businesses have been destroyed by that fire. please revealed the arrest of 40-year-old dam in pashik at a facility doubles as a center. they say pashik is now
>> at the assistance of the district attorney's office, they have arrested mr. pashik on 17 charges of arson. >> reporter: police say damin anthony pashik is responsible for numerous fires in the past including the blaze that tore through the town of lake county over the weekend. >> with a lake county homes you know that the fires we've been experiencing is definitely not normal. fires don't simply start. >> reporter: it destroyed more than 7500 buildings and homes including this woman's many times we loaded up the kids and ran for our lives. >> reporter: the fire started saturday afternoon, and by sunday was burning house after house. 100-degree heat and fierce winds made battling the blaze difficult from the air and on the ground. residents here and in neighboring clearlake were told to flee.
scorched by three major wildfires last year. officials have described the clayton fire as disruptive and intense but they're hoping to gain ground. >> the weather is a nemesis for us. >> reporter: the biggest concern is it could send embers flying. >> it only takes one to get out of hand. we hope that's not going to be the case. >> reporter: so far, preliminary damage estimates total more than $10 million. chris martinez, cbs news, lower lake, california. well, at least seven people are now believed to have died from the historic flooding in louisiana. this morning, flood warnings continue in the southern region of the state. omar villafranca reports from baton rouge. >> reporter: from the air, it's hard to find dry land in southeastern louisiana. the parish just east of batten rouge is covered in several feet of water. sergeant paul meeker sergeant of the national guard took us over
>> reporter: the national guard saved people from the floodwaters. at least four rivers stretching across southern louisiana reached record highs. the ameet river reached 17 feet. della walker said leaving her home was difficult but she had no other choice. >> we woke up and it was just unbelievable the water we had in the yard. and i really didn't want to leave my home. i really wanted to stay at home. but i would have put my life as well as my son's life in vein. >> reporter: and they were rescued just before the water overtook their home. these men used their boat to rescue over 7500 people. >> what's your reaction when you see you pull up? >> they're just thankful that you're there to help them. >> reporter: 500 red cross volunteers are on their way to help residents. this is the largest disaster response since hurricane sandy.
louisiana helping with rescues from baton rouge accidentally fired a hand gun he brought along with him. another firefighter was wounded. his condition is unknown. and flood alert threats from michigan and indiana this morning. several tornadoes touched down yesterday including this one near brownsburg outside of indianapolis. thad brought down power lines but no one was seriously hurt. turning to politics now, donald trump called for a ban on immigrants who don't believe in the american constitution. while hillary clinton criticized her opponent for an inconsistent plan to top isis. hena daniels joins us now from new york. hena, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. donald trump once again blamed
the gop presidential candidate laid out his counterterrorism and immigration plan, a plan clinton calls dangerous. >> we have a president that doesn't want to say the words. everyone who cannot name our enemy is not fit to lead our country. >> reporter: donald trump assailed the poses of president obama in fighting isis and questioned hillary clinton's ability to lead. >> she also lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on isis and all of the many adversaries we face. >> reporter: trump also calls for a temporary suspension of immigration for nations with a history of terrorism. and proposed an ideological test for immigrants to gauge whether they share american values. >> i call it extreme vetting. those who do not believe in our constitution or who support bigotry and hatred will not be admitted for immigration into our country.
was joined by joe biden at a rally in scranton, pennsylvania, the vice president's hometown. >> the secret is, he has no plan. >> reporter: clinton argued trump's proposal to fight terror varied by the day. >> he talks about letting syria become a free zone for isis. a major country in the middle east to launch attacks against us and others. he's talked about sending ground troops, american ground troops. well, that is off the table as as served a year in iraq. and the vice president said he wouldn't have allowed it under a trump presidency. >> i would have thrown my body in front of him. no, i really mean it, to keep him from going if the judgment was based on trump's decision. >> president obama held a fund-raiser for his former secretary of state yesterday. and while he did not mention donald trump by name, he did say, quote, i don't have to make the case against her opponent
candidacy, anne-marie. >> all right, thanks a lot. well, police in new york city charged a man in the shooting death of a muslim cleric and his friend. oscar morel is facing two counts of second degree murder. police say he killed an imam and his associate over the weekend. investigators linked the crime to a series of surveillance videos of hit and runs they say was involved in shortly afterwards. >> right now, there's nothing to determine. we're still looking as we go forward. right now, we can't explain why this person was there. >> yesterday, 1,000 people gathered in queens for funeral services only six blocks from the crime scene. mayor de blasio promised residents extra police
milwaukee was calmer overnight amid a curfew following days of rioting over the shooting death of a black police officer. a peaceful vigil was held yesterday for the victim. the city moved up the city's curfew by one hour to 10:00 p.m. weekend protests left a half dozen businesses in blames. milwaukee police chief said he was surprised at the unlevel of unrest that erupted. to rio where american runner allyson felix fell just short of bringing home a record fifth gold thanks to a dramatic dive by the bahamian runner. take a look at this. across the finish line forcing felix to settle for silver. felix now has five medals. she could still run the 4x100 and 4x400 meters in the relay. it was laurie hernandez who snagged silver seizing on a rare
the fourth medal of the game. it ended on they are bid to become the first female gymnast to win five golds in the olympics. the u.s. is keeping its grip on the medal haul with 75 overall. china trails with 46, great britain not far behind with 41 medals. well, coming up on the "cbs morning news," opening the door to new bathrooms. and later, the end of the line for late night comedian larry wilmore. >> i am larry wilmore. so, how was your day? [ laughter ] like no artificial colors or preservative ingredients. and with 70 calories... maybe we're kind of bragging? new light & fit. beyond has a natural grain free pet food committed to truth on the label. when we say real meat is the first ingredient, it is number one.
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all three bases stock indices closed up. oil continues its rebound. the dow gained 59 points the s&p finished up 6, the dow added 29. justice investigators reportedly found evidence of criminal misconduct by volkswagen in its emissions cheating scandal. "the wall street journal" sasz the justice department and volkswagen are negotiating a settlement. the company already paid about $15 billion in a civil settlement. volkswagen installed software on 500,000 cars to cheat emissions tests. little more information while sitting at the red light. the car introduces an information first technology. that lets drivers know how long they have to wait for green. audi says it makes driving more relaxed. the company is partnering with certain cities and the features should be available next year. warren buffett's company, increased its holding of apple stocks despite the billionaire's new investment in companies.
buffett intends to handle the $110 million worth of investments. this could have been the work of another one of his investment managers. and twitter shares shot up shares amid reports that its preparing an app or apple tv. the report reports that it is bringing it and intending to stream thursday night basketball games. they'd be free to watch and viewers don't need a cable subscription. anne-marie. >> all right. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thank you so much, jill. still to come, a sprinting superstar. we will catch up with usain bolt as he dazzles the world with his latest breathtaking performance. . cover with a water block clear bandage
well, usain bolt received his olympic gold medal yesterday confirming once again that he's the world's fastest person. but as ben tracy reports, perhaps the most amazing thing about the jamaican sprinter is how easy he makes it look. >> reporter: when usain bolt ran away with the gold in the 100-meter sprint he seemed to suck all the oxygen out of the stadium. >> here he usain bolt! >> reporter: of course, jamaicans in rio went bonkers. >> i'm on top of the moon. i'm on top of the world right now. >> reporter: but when this is your title -- who is the fastest man in the word? >> usain bolt. >> reporter: -- everybody knows your name. >> usain bolt. >> bolt. >> his last name is bolt, man. >> reporter: he put on one of the greatest shows in sports, unlike michael phelps who is seriously in the zone before
when everybody else looks like they're dying during the race, bolt does this. and this particular bolt of lightning has now struck three times. he's the first person to win gold in the 100 meters in three olympics. so how fast is he? a typical treadmill in a gym maxes out at 12 miles per hour. bolt's foot speed has been clocked at nearly 28 miles per hour. but what he's known best for may >> that's pretty good. >> reporter: now still iconic, it can only be outdone by the biggest outstretched arms in rio. ben tracy, cbs news, rio de janeiro. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," beach volleyball players kerri walsh jennings and april ross. i'm anne-marie green.
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here's another look at this morning's top stories. police arrested a 40-year-old man suspecting him of setting a fire that's destroyed 175 homes and businesses in northern california. the so-called clayton fire caused more than $10 million in damage and left dozens of families homeless. police say the suspect is to blame for several fires over the past year and a half. and donald trump proposed an ideology test for perspective immigrants to make sure they share american values. the test would vet applicants on their views such as subjects of religious freedom, gender equality and same-sex rights. hillary clinton meanwhile criticized trump for an inconsistent plan to fight isis.
stop the terrorist groups. more than 1,000 babies die ever year from sudden infant deaths. there are some things parents should do to reduce the risks but new research shows we're not getting the message. >> reporter: jackie gable knows the guidelines for putting her 3-month-old ellie to bed, she should be on her back and slip only in her crib. >> i know it's not safe. the journal of pediatrics show many parent s are using methods that could put their babies at risk for sleep-related deaths. researchers looked at infants up to 6 months old and found that many babies were placed on they are bellies or sides. and more than 90% had items in the cribs or bassinets are not recommended like loose blankets. >> what we want is protection
>> reporter: pediatrician melissa reuben say parents get bombarded with new baby products. and new parents are desperate for sleep. >> you put them in a bed with pillows and blankets and other people. it's just not a safe environment at all. >> reporter: jackie says to commit for what's best for your child. >> you have to make a decision that's safest for the baby. you know, if you have to stay up all night, you have to stay up all night. >> reporter: she said she matter how hard it is. cbs news, royal park, new york. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the rising cost of the epipen and impact on families. we'll get reaction from the manufacturer of the device. plus, we go to rio and speak with volleyball stars kerri walsh jennings and april ross as they get ready for
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hi, everybody. this is the news on cbs4, tuesday august 16th. i'm alan gionet. >> i'm britt moreno. thanks for joining us. let's find out about the forecast for today. dave aguilera is in-house. >> good morning, everybody. we have a nice tuesday. not a cloud in the mix today. as we start off cooler, 58 in golden. 59 in greenwood village and i love mitch and sandy granger who are up early, early with a number of 57 in arvada. our weather watchers. here's the satellite and radar. we had a couple of clouds and showers move across eastern colorado last night. partly cloudy to start the day.