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heat wave. another day of oppressive heat and humidity socks the east coast and parts of the midwest. health care alert. congressional republicans want individual americans to get a break from participating the new health care mandate just like businesses did. and one mo'time. baseball's mauer ya know rivera getting a standing ovation as he makes his last all-star appearance. captioning funded by cbs ng funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday, july 17th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with the dangerous and uncomfortable heat wave that's
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engulfed the east coast and parts of the midwest. it's going be another day with temperatures in the 90s and oppressive humidity that's going to make it even warmer. all of this hot weather is straining power grids. one county is going to have to suffer through it without water. this morning there are heat advisories in warnings posted from new hampshire to delaware. >> the heat is no way to escape it. it's just there. you've got to deal with it. you've got to tough through it, you know? >> it's been three straight days of 90-plus temperatures in new york city. yesterday with the humidity it felt like 104 degrees. the city's largest power company activated its emergency command center, and with all of the air conditioners powering at full tilt, it's preparing for what could be record-breaking demand. >> all-time record-breaking history, something like 13,200 megawatts sometime probably 5:00 on thursday. >> it's the same story in parts of the midwest where folks are
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being advised to stay indoors and drink water. and in the midst of the oppressive heat, there's a water shortage in one suburban washington, d.c. county. a water main in prince george county is being shut down for repairs for three to five days. some 3,000 to 5,000 people will be scrambling for water to bathe, drink, and flush toilets. area hotels will be shut down. >> we're contacting the health department to find out what our obligations are under these special circumstances. well, cbs news weather consultant david bernard is tracking the hot weather and says there's no relief in sight until at least the weekend. >> looks like there's no change to the hot weather just yet. in fact, high temperatures today are going to be every bit as hot as the last couple of days. 94 expected in birmingham. 96 in memphis, and it's going to be around 90 degrees in atlanta.
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upper 90s for philadelphia and washington. new york, 92. syracuse, 93. even montreal, toronto getting in on the act with temperatures in the lower 90s. chicagoland not out of it. high temperatures today, 92. as hot as 94 degrees in minneapolis. again, that hot area of high pressure is stuck over the eastern half of the united states, and jet stream is way to the north. the good news is it looks like as we go into the weekend the high is going to retreat to the west and that means a cooling jet stream arrives at least into the eastern part of the united states for a little heat relief. i'm david bernard, cbs news, miami. meanwhile there is a new wildfire danger in southern california. a blaze in the mountains near palm springs has destroyed at least a half dozen homes and is threatening dozens more. officials say that fire doubled in size monday night and early tuesday morning. it is only 10% contained. the national forest service says the fire actually has caused
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less damage than expected. on capitol hill, a fiery senate debate over filibustering was ended without using the so-called nuclear option. senate democrats canceled the controversial vote on changing filibuster rules after republicans agreed to allow several stalled presidential nominees to move ahead. one of those nominees richard cordray was confirmed yesterday as direct over the consumer financial protection bureau. he had waited two years for senate confirmation. meanwhile the house votes today on whether to vote on two key parts of president obama's health ca health care proposal. the white house has already put one of them on hold. tara mergener is in washington this morning with the story. good morning, tara. >> good morning, anne-marie. the house takes up key pieces of the health care law again today including that employer mandate. the republicans charge the white house's decision to put off its implementation only favors corporate america over the average citizen.
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>> the bill is passed. >> the house will have another vote today on the affordable care act more commonly known as obama care. >> they've voted to repeal it 40 times. what's happened is, of course, it's been failed. which requires certain businesses and americans to purchase insurance or face fines. >> this really is a train wreck. >> earlier this month the white house pushed plans on the mandate to 2015 because businesses said they needed more time to comply. and last week it was reported some union leaders sent a letter to the president saying they had deep concerns about that part of the law. they believe businesses will cut employee hours to less than 30 a week in order to avoid paying for health insurance. >> this is undermining the fundamentals of a 40-hour workweek in the united states. >> while the white house is
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willing to push back the employer mandate it says the individual mandate must start on time to make health insurance cheaper for everyone. >> it's unfair to protect big businesses without giving the same relief to american families and small businesses. >> democrats say rather than trying to get rid of the law, republicans should work with them to fix any problems. >> they should just get real and understand this is a law that's important and they need to work with us to improve it. >> even if the bills pass the house today, they have little to no chance of passing the senate. and the congressional budget office has said the employer mandate would have generated $10 billion in 2014, money that will be lost, anne-marie, due to the delay. >> tara mergener reporting from washington. thank you. four more jurors from the george zimmerman trial are speaking out to say that a fellow juror is not speaking for them. the woman known as juror b-37 tells cnn that she believes trayvon martin's own actions
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contributed to his death. protests against the not guilty verdict continues in california for a fourth day. tuesday's demonstrations, however, were peaceful. on tuesday eric holder spoke to the naacp, one of the groups pushing him to get involved in the case. as michelle miller reports, holder criticized the florida law that zimmerman used to justify the shooting. >> it's time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and so dangerous a look in our neighborhood. these laws try to fix something that was never broken by allowing and perhaps encouraging violent situations to escalate in public. such laws undermine public safety. >> reporter: he also acknowledged something deeply personal, that even as the sitting attorney general he felt the need to have the same talk about being a black male in america with his 15-year-old son that his father had with him. that conversation explained,000
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act in public or in the presence of police. >> this was a father/son tradition i hoped would not need to be handed down, but as a father who loves his son and who is more knowing in the ways of the world, i had to do this to protect my boy. >> reporter: the president of the naacp is asking the attorney general to file civil rights charges against george zimmerman, and he's selected more than a million online signatures to support his call. michelle miller, cbs news, orlando. a u.s. air strike has apparently killed another top al qaeda official. said al shihri became the head after being released from detention in guantanamo bay. a senior official from the group says al shihri was killed by an american drone. the statement posted online this morning does not say when he died. and officials in panama say they'll need more time and the u.n.'s help to finish searching a north korean ship after
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weapons from cuba were found onboard. cuban officials say the materiel was obsolete. it's reported that it was on the ship when it was seized. when canal authorities stopped and searched the vessel, they found hidden beneath a cargo of sugar what panama's president called sophisticated missile equipment. that would be a clear-cut violation of u.n. sanctions against north korea. according to panama's president, the ship's captain was so upset at being caught that he tried to commit sue sight. sources said the equipment was part of a russian-made anti-missile aircraft system which was fielded in the late 1950s. during the cold war the soviet union was fidel castro's chief backer against the united states
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and soviets say they provided them to cuba years ago and cuba was not transferring it to north korea. just last month one of north korea's top generals paid a visit to cuba which is one of the few remaining allies in the world. one of them disguised as sugar was unclear. because this was such an old missile system it was probably no longer in good condition and cuba was sending it to north korea to be overhauled. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. well, coming up on the "morning news," space emergency. nasa looks into potentially a space suit problem that forces the spacewalk to be cut short. this is the "cbs morning news." short. this is the "cbs morning news." through for clump-free length. suit problem that forces the spacewalk to be cut short. this is the "cbs morning news." do you believe in magic? dare to be revlon
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into his helmet yesterday during a spacewalk. it could have caused the astronaut to drown or choke. an american space walker helped him back inside where he was able to pull off his helmet. on the "cbs moneywatch" now ben bernanke goes to capitol hill, and google wants to change the way you watch tv. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning, ashley. >> good morning to you, anne-marie. asian markets were mixed ahead of elections in japan and a strong yen. tokyo's nikkei edged up a fraction to an eight-week closing high while hong kong's hang seng added a quarter percent. bank of america, ibm, and other major corporations revealed their second quarter architectures today, a day after disappointing results pushed stock into the red. the dow dropped 32 points while the nasdaq closed nearly 9 points down. investors today are also eager to hear what ben bernanke has to say in his middeer report to lawmakers. the fed chair could reveal whether the central bank will begin easing back on its $85 billion a month stimulus program. last month markets plunged when
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bernanke mentioned scaling back those measures but then clarified it would only be done if the economy continues to improve. ford is introducing a software update for its hybrid vehicles that they say will boost its electricity. the free upgrade applies to ford c-max and fusion hybrids as well as the lincoln mkz from the 2013 year. the update increases the speed the car can drive under electric power and improves aerodynamics and minimizes the use of gas guzzling parts. "the wall street journal" reports the tech giant is in talks with media companies to distribute shows via internet instead of by cable or satellite. intel and apple are both thought to be developing similar technology. sounds pretty cool. >> it does. i already watch tv with my phone in one hand and my tablet on the other side of me, so why not
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roll it all into one thing, right? >> exactly. >> ashley morrison here in new york. thanks, shley. well, the coroner has ruled cory monteith died of a lethal doze of heroin and alcohol. the 31-year-old actor was found dead in his hotel in montreal on saturday. he had a history of substance addiction and had checked into a treatment facility in april. straight ahead, your wednesday morning weather. and in sports, enter the sand man. mariano rivera makes his final appearance in the all-star game. we'll have all the highlights. his final appearance in the all-star game. . but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can help make this a great block party. ♪ [ male announcer ] advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help improve your lung function all day. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers
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valspar signature, look for it only at lowe's. here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. new york, mississippi with a high of 95. miami, expect thunderstorms. partly sunny in chicago. more thunderstorms in dallas today. los angeles, partly sunny with a high of 84. and time now for a check of the national forecast. the eastern third of the nation continues to bake today under a heat watch. temperatures will soar into the 90s with humidity making it feel even worse. expect scattered showers across the southern plains, gulf coast, and carolinas. and more rain in parts of utah, wyoming, idaho, and montana, while the southwest remains dry and hot. in sports, a dramatic and emotional all-star game at citi field here in new york. the american league owned the evening, and they had great pitching.
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amazing defense like manny machado in the seventh. it was the oriole's first all-starr appearance, but the night belonged to yankee great mariano rivera. the game's greatest closer got a standing "o" when he took the mound in the eighth. the 43-year-old rivera who's retiring at the end of the season pitching a perfect inning and was named the game's mvp. >> when i got to the mound, i see both sides, both teams on the -- out of the dugout, cheering and applauding there. it was amazing. it almost made me cry too. >> the american league blanked the national league, 3-0. and alex rodriguez, another player facing dru,
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baseball is expected to complete its investigation in the next few weeks but the players union says any discipline probably won't take effect until next year. when we return, another look at this morning's top stories, and in search of a home. u.s. intelligence leaker wed ward snowden makes his latest bid for asylum. ...the immune system... [ ding! ] ...heart health... [ ding! ] ...and muscles. [ ding! ] that can only be ensure complete! [ female announcer ] the four-in-one nutrition of ensure complete. a simple choice to help you eat right. [ major nutrition ] nutrition in charge. i don'without goingcisions to angie's list first. with angie's list, i know who to call, and i know the results will be fantastic!
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., sunny today with a high of 96 degrees. atlanta, thunderstorms. st. louis, sunny, high of 94. afternoon thunderstorms in denver today, and sunny in seattle with a high of 81. here's another look at our top stories. much of the east faces another day of brutal heat. high temperatures will be well into the 90s today, and forecasters predict it will feel even hotter. new york city could break an all-time record for electricity use by tomorrow. >> and ten american league pitchers shut out the national league, 3-0, at the all-star game in new york.
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yankee pitcher mariano rivera was named mvp in his final all-star game before retiring. >> intelligence leaker edward snowden has applied for temporary asylum in russia. if granted, it would allow him to live in russia and even travel abroad for at least a year. today vladimir putin said russian relations with the u.s. are far more important than snowden's affair. liz cheney is going to take on fellow republican incumbent mike enzi in next year's primary. enzi also said yesterday he'll seek a fourth term. >> and at a zoological park in oklahoma, a lion has a very unusual best friend. it's a dachshund. that's milo cleaning bone digger's teeth. for the past five years bone digger and milo have been inseparable.
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it's an escape from chicago's violent streets. a special camp gives kids a special chance to enjoy their summer instead it's an escape from chicago's violent streets. a special camp gives kids a special chance to enjoy their summer instead of hide in fear. dean reynolds reports on how it's making a difference. >> reporter: every weekday when this rattle trap van heads deep into a violent crime-ridden chicago neighborhood, yolanda morris is at the wheel. >> last summer there were shootings on this street. >> reporter: on this street. >> on this street where we actually had to have our children lie down on the sidewalk until the shooting was over and then get them into the building. >> reporter: she talks about the children she drives to the summer camp at the new mt. cal i have
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calvary baptist church. >> all they need is a chance in order do something to get out of this neighborhood if they so wish to do so. >> reporter: there are arts and crafts here go with calisthenics, reading, as well as arithmetic. >> how much is 30 plus 10? >> sometimes in the morning they'll actually play a game as we're driving, counting the number of abandoned houses. i mean that's not something you see, i believe, in most neighborhoods. >> reporter: what kind of neighborhood it is was apparent when we retraced her route one day last week. >> if you don't give them some tools and some encouragement -- [ gunfire ] >> you know, when you hear something like that, you stop. >> what was that? >> i hope it was a firecracker. i hope it was a firecracker, but i mean you can't tell for sure. >> reporter: summer camp may
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mean gorgeous vistas and wide open spaces to other kids, but here it's a blacktop playground outside a church hall. a city park a block away is too dangerous to visit. you mention some of these tragedies. i'm wondering if you ever go home at night and cry. >> sometimes i cry here. sometimes i do. yeah. >> reporter: mrs. morris, a retired bank executive who runs the camp, drives in every day from her home in the suburbs. >> the children there don't need what the children in this neighborhood need, and so that's why i do it. i love the children. >> reporter: shootings in the englewood neighborhood are down this year as they are in the rest of the city. >> well, this year has been much better, and we're just keeping our fingers crossed that it will remain kind of calm over here on the streets. >> reporter: after all, there's a lot riding on it. dean reynolds, cbs news, chicago. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on the heat wave
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that's scorching the eastern u.s. we'll tell you where it's spreading to. plus, we'll hear from survivors of the asiana airlines crash and why they are taking legal action against the airline. and conservative tv host bill o'reilly joins us in the studio. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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and i'm michelle griego. tis 4:-- >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning. it's wednesday, july 17. good to have you with us. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 4:29. let's get a check on the weather.
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you talked about a heat wave yesterday. >> today the beginning of warmer weather around the bay area although we're starting out with low clouds and fog. mild today 50s and 60s to begin the day, hotter this afternoon. we'll talk about that coming up. >> once again, we have a lot of overnight roadwork. this time it's in the lower deck of the bay bridge. traffic coming into san francisco maybe slight delays in a couple of the cash lanes. new big issues getting into the city. >> liz, thank you. the latest protests in oakland over the george zimmerman trial were more peaceful than the previous three nights. we saw more police than protestors in some spots. a small group clashed with officers after police asked them to turn down a loudspeaker but other than that, things were low key. kpix 5 reporter christin ayers reports a community group in oakland is asking for help in paying to replace windows smashed monday night. >> she was there too, grant's mom. >> reporter: darvish har shaw is putting the finishing touches on a story about trayvon martin and oscar

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