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continues. for others, check back with us a little later for the morning news. and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm jericka duncan. ? ? breaking news. tornados in the heartland. twisters are reported in central indiana. we'll have the latest on the >> also tonight, a frantic search for survivors in central italy. after an earthquake reduces resort towns to rubble. more than 100 are dead, many of them children. >> parents accidentally leave young kids to die in hot cars. >> just feels like your whole world is shut down.
>> a tragedy, but is it a crime. allegations that race is a factor in who gets charged. and a message from muslim-americans. >> k.k.k. was defeated by good christians. isis needs to be defeated by good muslims. >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." later today, indiana will be assessing the damage and cleaning it up after tornados struck the state. the twisters hit yesterday near indianapolis and about 50 miles north in the kokomo area. vinita nair has the the latest. >> reporter: drivers in kokomo captured the twister as the it formed. >> oh, my gosh. customers inside this restaurant captured the moment. the tornado blew the roof off the starbuck's and flattened the walls. witnesses rushed to the scene to help those inside. the tornado also blew through this apartment complex, breaking windows, tossing cars, and scattering debris as far as the eye could see.
truck, toppled on top of each other. amid fallen trees and dangling wires. >> you can see it is good right there. >> national weather service, described the twister as large and destructive. wind blew so strong and sudden, people ran for their lives. >> i came out and -- it was just like a whole new world out here. >> 14-year-old, jalen givens was home with his sister when the tornado struck. >> it jerked the door out of my hand. i had to shut it. we ran into the bathroom. the furnace exploded. we all hid in the tub. it was scary. >> reporter: the national weather service says it is in the process of sending foot surveyors out to night to see how strong the tornados were and maurice to assess damage. >> vinita nair following the tornadoes tonight. overseize, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central italy
residents awoke to scenes one described as dante's inferno. they were the lucky ones. at least 159 people were killed. and it is a race against time tonight to find survivors. seth doane is there. >> reporter: the frantic search for signs of life continued through the day. datesed residents tried to grasp the scale of the disaster. mostly what was pulled from the rubble was grim. but there was good news. >> stay calm this rescue worker urged an 80-year-old who was trapped and ultimately freed. the town stood since medieval towns but was no match for the 6.2 magnitude quake. how do you begin to rebuild, one resident asked us? the clock tower marks the time
when the quake rattled this mountain top town. some of the first on the scene were ordinary folk including priest favio gamerotta who heard residents calling from windows. aiuto, aiuto. >> help, help. he told us he tried to lift heavy stones with his bare hands off people who were trapped. you can see workers going from house to house. searching for a possible survivors, and you can get a sense for just how much work that takes when you see the, the scope of the devastation here. take a look at this house. the wall completely destroyed. exposing the kitchen inside. this woman who would not give her name had just her cat, some grapes and a little bread. this is what you could save here? >> translator: yes, the police gave me a coat, she said. this is all i have left now. it took me 26 years to build my life in this place. >> reporter: you can see this search-and-rescue continues even after night has fallen here. these rural communities hit so hard by this earthquake, are high up in the mountains,
it makes it difficult to get heavy equipment to where it is needed. >> seth doane near the epicenter tonight. turkey sent ground forces into syria today. a move that could further escalate and complicate syria's 5-year-old civil war. turkey hopes to retake a border town from isis. but also, stop the expansion of kurdish rebels who have u.s. backing. holly williams is following this. >> as turkish tanks rolled across the border today, american war planes them cover. turkey says it wants to cleanse its border of isis militants. starting with girabolis, the offensive comes on the same day that vice president joe biden arrived in turkey. trying to shore up relations with one of america's most difficult allies. though the u.s. supported today's operation, the two have a fundamental disagreement about how to tackle isis. u.s. special forces are working closely with kurdish fighters in
but turkey says the kurdish group is a terrorist organization. with links to violence separatists. turkey recently shelled kurdish positions in syria. after they advanced across the euphrates river. a red line that is fueled turkish anxiety. another strain on america's relationship with turkey is the attempted military coup here, last month. which many turks have come to believe was supported by the u.s. today the vice president refuted that. >> the people of the united states of america, abhor what happened. and under no circumstances would support anything remotely
the treasonous members of the military who engaged in this behavior. >> turkey is also angry because the u.s. hasn't yet extradited a moderate islamic cleric who lives in pennsylvania. and who is accused of masterminding the failed coup. but maurice, the vice president said today that the u.s. had to follow judicial process. >> holly williams on the battle raging in syria tonight. today, florida reported a second person in palm beach county infected with the zika virus. apparently, by a mosquito. that brings the number of cases blamed on local mosquitoes in the state to 43. officials still believe the only areas where there is active transmission by mosquitoes is miami. and across the bay in miami beach. the "cbs overnight news"
militants attacked the american university of afghanistan today. at least four people were killed. dozens wounded. none of them were american. the university was established in kabul ten years ago and has more than 1,000 students. more now from charlie d'agata. witnesses say a large explosion blew one of the gates open. that was followed by heavy gunfire as militants stormed the campus during busy night classes. several american teachers and hundreds of students were on campus, some were struck by gunfire. others hid where they could. one jumped from a second story window to escape. among those trapped inside, was ap photographer, mossoud
the gunman was right outside his classroom. >> i sensed the man, the terrorist was going room by room. i felt that, okay, this is it. he couldn't open the door. he just threw the grenade inside. and then we jumped and then we ran, all of it probably in two or three minutes. >> reporter: cbs news producer, ahmad mukhtar was in class and sprinted for any way out. >> the closer, closer. and i felt, a few -- a few bullets flying over my head. and that was, for a few seconds of that. and these bullets hit me or my friend. >> reporter: as the afghan security forces battled with the militants. u.s. military officials confirmed american advisers were on the side lines. despite being surrounded by
patrols, this is the second attack on the american university in a month. >> it is not known who is behind the university attack, maurice, but it comes amid a surge in violence to. day the defense department identified the u.s. soldier who was killed in yesterday's roadside bomb, army staff sergeant, matthew thompson of irvine, california was on patrol in helman province. thompson was 28. >> charlie d'agata following developments from london. >> 76 days until the presidential election. donald trump took his campaign to a battleground state where he is fighting an uphill battle for votes among people of color. here is major garrett. ? proud to be an american ? >> reporter: donald trump rallied in pivotal central florida and said this about his new minority outreach. >> really great with voters. >> trump is trailing in florida
poll. part of the problem, soft support from hispanic and african-american voters. trump is trying to fix that by retooling his immigration message. one that began like this -- >> when mexico sends its people they're not sending their best. they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. they're rapists. >> during a televised townhall, trump backed away from repeated >> there certainly can be a softening. we are not looking to hurt people. >> reporter: that clashes with trump's earlier emphasis on mass deportation. >> you are rounding them all up? >> we are rounding them uppen a humane, nice way. they're going to be happy because they want to be legalized. and by the way, i know it doesn't sound nice. but not everything is nice. >> it doesn't sound practical.
limit deportation orders to criminals without documentation. his runningmate indiana governor mike pence still sound slightly tougher suggesting a split within the ticket. >> that means deporting all 11 million people. >> thing it means upholding the laws of the country and enforcing the laws. >> deportation force, is that your understanding? >> people who have run afoul of the law got to leave immediately. >> reporter: trump's immigration plans remain vague, hard to pin down. so too, maurice, the strategy of campaigning here in mississippi. trump trails in so many battleground states. >> major garrett with the trump campaign tonight. while trump hunts for votes. hillary clinton is mining for money. julianna goldman has that. >> reporter: this may be all the public will see of hillary clinton today as she heads into a private fund raiser in california. instead of spending the end of august storming battleground states. clinton is on a money raising marathon to pay for the fall fight against donald trump. but her absence has kept her from turning the page on controversies over her e-mail and the clinton foundation. which has raised $2 billion to
economic development. instead, she has opened herself up to attacks. >> it is impossible to tell where the clinton foundation ends and the state department begins. >> reporter: clinton's fund-raising highlights the apparent blurry lines between her family's charitable work and political ventures. of the 15 fundraisers clinton has held over the last week, more than half hosted foundation. including one today by apple ceo tim cook. his co-host, executive vice president, lisa jackson is on the foundation board. while clinton is set to deliver a speech tomorrow in nevada her time away from the trail has given trump other ammunition. >> no press conference in what, 255 days. >> i think we are ready to take a few questions. >> that since december. she sat down for hundreds of interviews including with "60 minutes" last month. >> but she hasn't faced the sort of uncontrolled rapid fire
in 2008 then senator obama held at least four press conferences. trump held at least seven. with hillary clinton away from the campaign trail, late today, former president bill clinton defended the foundation's work. maurice he said if there is something wrong with creating jobs and saving lives, i don't know what it is. >> julianna goldman. in washington. >> coming up next -- when children die in hot cars, why do some parents face charges and others don't. and, later, a secret
this year at least 27 children in this country have died after being left inside hot cars. and about half the cases, some one, usual a parent or guardian has faced criminal charges. but critics say, race plays a role in determining who gets charged and who doesn't. and they point to two recent cases in mississippi as proof. here is mark strassmann. >> it felt like every part of me just -- just was torn into pieces. >> reporter: this was the moment last may that haunts joshua blount. outside the restaurant where he works, the 25-year-old discovered his daughter shania had been trapped inside the hot car for four hours. >> what was that moment like?
world is shut down. just knowing her last words were "daddy." >> reporter: blount had forgotten to drop off his 8-month-old with his grandmother. >> this is not real. >> reporter: arrested for second degree murder, a charge later reduced to manslaughter. a week earlier, 90 miles away, a 2 year owed, caroline bryant died after spending eight hours in a hot car. her 37-year-old white mother was not charged. lawyer carlos moore represents joshua blount. how do you explain the difference? >> racism. and to a lesser extent, maybe gender bias. >> reporter: in both cases, parents were rushing to work. neither was drunk or impaired. professor matt steffi of
sees unfairness in blount's criminal charge. >> if you are in the right jurisdiction you are a treated as a grieving parent or perhaps you meet the right gender and race expectations treated as a grieving parent. >> reporter: beau prosecutors who decided to press charges never returned our calls. blount's girlfriend and their baby's mother says she has forgiven him. >> i will take full responsibility. purpose. >> reporter: josh blount faces up to 20 years behind bars but says nothing could punish him more than his own anguish. >> tell me this is not real. >> reporter: mark strassmann, cbs news, grenada, mississippi. oh, dishwasher, why don't you dry my dishes? oh, he doesn't know any better. you just need to add finish? jet-dry? in the rinse aid compartment. it's there for a reason. it dries much better than detergent alone. sorry dishwasher.
for months, police in baltimore have been conducting aerial surveillance over neighborhoods. pl to investigate crimes. it was a closely guarded secret until now. here is kris van cleave. >> cbs news.com first report add but the camera technology last year when we visited persistence surveillance headquarters. from wide angle cameras mounted on a small plane the company sees 32 square miles, transmitting images live and
allowing police to essentially rewind time t in june that plane was flying over baltimore, watching for signs of unrest the day officer caesar goodson was found not guilty in freddie gray's death. a fact the police did not publicly disclose until today. >> the only people should be concerned in baltimore are criminals. >> t technology which he says led to at rest of this man wanted for shooting two elderly people in february. >> we are going to do whatever we can to go after those who choose to harm our city. >> reporter: while the cameras are not high resolution, people and cars appear as dots that can be followed allowing police to sync cameras on the ground. do you've feel like it is spying? >> it is spying. >> this man wants the program shut down. >> i hates to use the term, big brother. it is overused. this is big brother. a big eye in the sky watching a city at once. >> reporter: the system was originally developed for the military in iraq to find people planting bombs. police agencies in california and ohio have tested this
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graces a chicago interstate could well reflect the viewpoint of a lot of americans. in this case, it's a group of muslim-americans. >> neighbors don't realize that muslims are absolutely opposed to isis. isis actually kills more muslims than anybody else. >> imam malik mujahid of chicago is the force behind the blunt billboards and credits young muslim whose came up with the exact expression. >> reporter: pretty direct language? >> young people are sick and tired of sophisticated language. so they came up with the lack wage. >> reporter: he told us the attacks in europe and here in this country moved his community to be more active in their opposition to radicals. there is another blaring billboard in phoenix. and he says he has requested for more from 15 cities. all are funded by local muslim
>> isis and islamophobes are the two sides of the same coin. which is hurting islam as well as human team. they're increasing the fear, hate, anger in america. which is dividing a beautiful nation. >> with isis implicated or accused in acts of terror around and across the west and attempts to recruit western young people to the cause and the caliphate, the imam says american muslims are frustrated and in some cases frightened. but history he says holds out hope. >> kkk was defeated by good christians. isis needs to be defeated by good muslims. >> reporter: a war of instead of weapons. dean reynolds. cbs news, chicago. that is the "overnight news" for this thursday. for some of you the news continues. for others, check back with us a little later for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm maurice dubois.
captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, august 25th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." the deat this morning, thousands of escue workers are still try to pull survivors from the rubble, after a massive earthquake kills hundreds of people. a trail of devastation in indiana, after tornadoes level parts of one town. this morning, survivors are sharing stories of helping others make it out alive. >> i pulled from one side and she pulled from the other and we were able to get the couple out. and race is the latest theme
hillary clinton and donald trump trading barbs. >> he is taking a hate movement. >> hillary clinton is a bigot! good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. in italy, the death toll from yesterday's powerful earthquake has risen to at least 247. this morning, in several small towns devastated by the quake, the search for buried survivors continues. entire blocks were destroyed and the number of missing is unclear. some 4,300 rescue work withers are searching for victims and the region was jolted by a strong aftershock this morning. the quake zone is a popular summer vacation spot before school begins and many of the victims are children. seth doane is in the quake zone and he joins us by phone. good morning, seth.
you. yes, surrounded by rubble here, as the digging out continues. the search in some places trying to find survivors also continues, and there has been a real surprise among some as this death toll has risen, but this is a popular area for tourists. beautiful mountain top towns here. many of them, you know, centuries old and the population really swells in the summer. in some cases in these towns, police officials didn't know how many people were here. it's not necessary to register guests at each hotel stay. so even through the night, you still had different rescue teams going door-to-door, some cases, calling out names, just searching for survivors anywhere they could find anyone. >> seth, i know yesterday, there were some challenges when it came to bringing in heavy
the roads were impassible. have they been able to get the equipment they need to conduct these rescue operations? >> reporter: there is a lot of heavy equipment in here now. we see backhoes, we see cranes. the scale, the extent of the devastation is still so staggering that even when you see this heavy equipment, these big machines look quite small amid the destruction, but there are, as you mentioned in the intro, quite a number of various personnel here and trying to dig some of this work has to be done by hand, very carefully. imagine these old buildings that have collapsed and in covering earthquakes in the past, sometimes you can have survivors, if there is access to food and water, they can get into with the building has fallen on them in a way they can tuck into some little hole, you can survive for days so they
too much heavy equipment in some places and they want to make sure they dig by hand to make sure someone is alive, that they are not crushed. >> right. seth doane in central italy, thank you so much, seth. >> in southeast asia, at least four people were killed when with a powerful earthquake hit central myanmar. a major tourist site, ancient pagodas were damaged. it could be felt as far away as thailand and eastern india. authorities in central indiana say it culd take days to access the damage from a string of tornadoes that touched down yesterday. a tornado with winds of 165 miles per hour hit kokomo, where the damage is described as substantial. at least eight funnel clouds were spotted. and a dozen people suffered minor injuries as the storms moved through the state. indiana governor mike pence, the gop vice presidential candidate, will tour the damaged areas this morning.
>> reporter: drivers in kokomo captured the twister as it formed. >> oh, my gosh. starbucks just got blown over. >> reporter: customers inside this restaurant captured the moment it touched down. the tornado blew the roof off this starbucks and flattened its walls. witnesses rushed to the scene to help those inside. the tornado also blew through this apartment complex, breaking windows, tossing cars, and scattering debris as far as the eye could see. this photo shows a car and truck toppled on each other amid fallen trees and dangling wires. the national weather service described the twister as large and destructive. wind blew so strong and people ran for their lives. >> i came out and it was like a whole new world out here. >> reporter: 14-year-old jalen givens was home with his sister when the tornado struck. >> it jerked the door out of my hand and i had to shut it and we
furnace exploded and we hid in the tub. it was scary. >> that was vinita nair reporting. donald trump continues his efforts to win over minority voters. last night speaking in jackson, mississippi, trump said hillary clinton's policies hurt minority communities. >> hillary clinton is a bigot! who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings, worthy of a better future. she is going to do nothing for african-americans. she's going to do nothing for the hispanics! >> trump said clinton only cares about herself, her husband, and her donors. today, clinton will deliver a speech trying to tie trump to the so-called alt right movement, associated by some with white nationalism. during a broadcast interview last night, clinton says trump is pedaling bigotry.
he has brought it into his campaign. he is bringing it to our communities and our countries and, you know, someone who has questioned the citizenship of the first african-american president who has courted white supremacist -- >> and clinton called a report linking her foundation donors with some of her activities as secretary of state absurd. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will discuss the election with donald trump's new campaign manager kellyanne conway two suspected militants who attacked the american university in kabul, afghanistan, have been shot dead by security forces. twelve people, including seven students, were killed in the attack which began late yesterday. charlie d'agata reports. >> reporter: witnesses say a large explosion blew one of the gates open. that was followed by heavy gunfire as militants stormed the campus during busy night classes.
campus, some were struck by gunfire, others hid where they could. one jumped from a second story window to escape. among those trapped inside was a.p. photographer hasinni, who has been documenting the afghan war for decades. the gunman was right outside his classroom. >> i sensed that the man, the tourist was going room-by-room and i thought that, okay, this is it. he couldn't open the door. he just threw the grenade inside and then we jump and then we ran. all of it probably was two or three minutes. >> reporter: cbs news producer ahmad muktar was also in class and sprinted for any way out. >> the gunfire was getting closer. and closer. i felt a few -- a few -- a few bullets flying over my head, and there was [ inaudible ] these bullets hit me or my friends.
militants, u.s. military officials confirmed american advisers were on the sidelines. despite being surrounded by 15-foot blast walls and armed patrols, this is the second attack on the american university in a month. charlie d'agata, cbs news, london. the president of turkey says a town across the border with syria has been recaptured from isis fighters following a major ground and air offensive. a senior turkish official sa more than 20 turkish tanks are inside syria. the offensive into syria included u.s. air strikes, turkish tanks and special forces. it's unclear just how much further turkish forces will push into syria. turkey also wants to contain expansion by u.s.-backed syrian kurds. vice president joe biden met with the turkish prime minister in ankara yesterday to discuss the situation.
near the persian coast and the iranian boats approached the "uss nitze," a destroyer at high sea. no shots were fired. the ship was in international waters at the time. in january, u.s. soldiers were detained after mistakenly steering into iranian waters. the soccer foundation has suspended hope solo for six months after her comments calling the team that beat them in the olympics as cowards, after they beat the u.s. in the finals in the olympics. she served a suspension in january after her husband was pulled over for driving the u.s. team van while intoxicated in california. stevens pleaded no contest. in 2014, solo was arrested on charges she assaulted two family members. in a statement, u.s. soccer president suneal glady said
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families of the nine people who died after being hospitalized also will not be charged. "variety" reports an outpouring of support for leslie jones, after she was victimized in a cyberattack. personal information and apparent nude photos of the "ghostbusters" star were posted yesterday on her website. celebrities condemn the attack on twitter under the #stand with leslie. the "los angeles times" reports the postponement of a screening for the movie "the amid controversy about its director and star. new details are emerging about the acquittal of nate parker in a 2001 rape trial, including the subsequent suicide of his accuser. the american film institute said more discussion is needed about the various issues raised before the movie is shown. "the new york times" reports that bans of a full body garment
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mykybella.com here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. a bad bump for a blimp. the huge new airlander made a rough landing yesterday duri tests in england. no one was hurt. the airplane blimp hybrid is slightly longer than a football field. on the cbs "moneywatch" now. a ford recall over stalling problems. and amazon may reinvent grocery shopping. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> reporter: good morning. shares of health care companies fell amid new pressure from lawmakers to hold down drug prices. the major indices in wall street finished lower.
42 points. several u.s. retailers say india's largest textile manufacturer is passing off cheap sheets as egyptian cotton opinion target stopped selling the fieldcrest label. they say wells funds has been selling phony egyptian cotton sheets about two years. egyptian cotton is prized for its softness and durability and often sold at a premium. hewlitt-packard is being charged with age discrimination in a class action lawsuit. the suit was filed by former hp employees and alleges that hp hired a disproportionate number of employees under the age of 40 to replace older employees. amazon could be looking into a new way to do your shopping. click and collect.
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a an achievement by the commander of the international station. jeffrey williams broke scott kelly's record for days in orbit by a u.s. astronaut 521. he'll increase his total before returning to earth in two weeks. russian cosmonauts hold the all-time space endurance marks. astronomers think they have found a habitable planet but the commute may be a killer. the size and climate of b are similar to earth's. scientists think it could support water and even life. quarter light years from our sun, though. olympic swimmer and champ katie ledecky got a hero's welcome at the washington nationals game last night. she brought along her five medals from rio but she couldn't quite hurl the first pitch in all of that hardware so she got a helping hand from bryce harper who happily held on to her four gold medals and one silver before she showed her abilities
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here is another look at this morning's top stories. recovery efforts continue in central italy where the death toll from yesterday's earthquake has climbed to at least 247. three towns north of rome were hardest hit. a 10-year-old girl was pulled from the rubble last night. but entire blocks were destroyed and the number of missing is unclear. this morning, a powerful after-shock shook the region. a string of tornadoes hit central indiana. there are no serious injures but extensive damage in the city of kokomo. a tornado with wind of 165 miles per hour touched down there. in all eight funnel clouds were spotted in the state. the fda has approved a new
giving patients back their natural vision. >> reporter: bruce goldblack owns a towing company, so he relies on his eyes for work. he says his vision changed about a year and a half ago. >> i started to notice some shadowing, especially driving at night. my long distance vision was impaired and i was having more and more trouble reading close-ups. >> reporter: the 65-year-old was diagnosed with cataracts, a clouding of the lens of the eye. >> the lens is completely out now. >> reporter: his doctor recommended surgery to remove his old lens and replace it with the new fda approved one called the symphony. unlike previous options, the lens from abbott can improve vision at near, intermediate, and far distances and points in between. >> a brand new category of lens that gives patients continuous vision and reduces their dependence and many times eliminates their dependence on glasses.
to get the lens since it was fda proofed. the doctor who developed the clinical trials. >> giving them a natural type of vision where they are less dependent upon glasses makes them more comfortable, improves their self-confidence. can you see a little bit now? >> reporter: bruce says he is excited for the future. >> i happen to be a very active 65-year-old. i ride motorcycles long distance and i also do jet skiing. >> reporter: it usually takes about a week or t heals for final results. kenneth craig, cbs news, in new york. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the u.s. surgeon general makes a house call to our studio, as he unveils a plan to fight the opioid epidemic. plus, jeff glor has an exclusively great white shark discovery off long island, new york. and jamie wax looks at the fashion debate over men's cargo shorts and why some say it's time for them to go! that is the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching.
right now on cbs 2 this morning...how eastern iowans are still dealing with the aftermath of devastating flooding. the severe weather that ravaged other parts of the midwest. plus, how you can help spruce up part of the community - in a home repair blitz going on right now. welcome to cbs two this morning...i'm kelly d'ambrosio. d'ambrosio. let's get a check of our cbs 2