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the next local update is 7:26. captions by: caption colorado email@example.com good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, august 23rd, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." a wildfire races towards hundreds of homes near yosemite. we're on the fire lines. a glitz suddenly shuts down the nasdaq. what it means for the future of trading. >> on on "cbs this morning" the former fiance of former san diego mayor bob filner tells us why she was one of the first to call for his resignation. plus, an american couple stranded overseas says their cruise ship abandoned them. >> first, a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> there's so much heat down there right now. everything is very volatile. >> thousands in danger as a wildfire explodes in california.
>> the wildfire has nearly quadrupled in size. triggering mass iive evacuation. >> 2,500 structures remain threatened. >> the international community to take action in syria -- >> what we've seen indicates that this is clearly a big event. of great concern. we don't expect cooperation, given their past history. >> san diego mare bob filner reportedly preparing to resign. >> his parting gift should be good riddance. instead of a handout. >> rain and hail all over colorado. >> causing all kinds of problems. >> that is crazy! >> what a crazy day. >> a technical glitch at the nasdaq. >> we don't really know what's happening. >> aaron hernandez indicted on first degree murder charges in
the killing of oden lloyd. >> a huge wave crashed into a riverfront in eastern china. >> all that -- >> the motorcyclist slamming into a bear in british columbia. >> ben affleck will take on the role of batman in the sequel. >> and all that matters. >> the white house's newest member is adjusting to life in washington with the exception of one thing. >> a break -- >> on "cbs this morning." >> pope benedict tosaid god tol him to retire. i was thinking it's a good thing god's not talking to alex rodriguez. welcome to "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell is off. good morning, gayle. >> good morning, charlie. >> we begin with the wildfire
outside yosemite park, growing at an alarming rate. 1 it is one of 55 major wildfires burning in the western united states. >> our sacramento station is west of yosemite. you've been covering this region for years. have you ever seen anything like this? >> reporter: i have not. residents around here haven't either. they said it's been since 1987 they've seen a fire even approaching something like this, that this one is burning much more quickly and much stronger as well. about 300 hopes evacuated after governor brown declared a state of emergency in california. the rim fire, burning about a week or so, remains only 1% contained. firefighters worked through the night to battle the flames. in the last 24 hours, the fire nearly quadrupled in size. spanning nearly 99 square miles.
>> it goes every which way. that's what this fire is doing. >> reporter: columns reaching 40,000 feet were visible from more than 100 miles away. the fire has scorched at least two homes and threatened some 2,500 more. tourists were forced from camp grounds and vacation spots. a major road in yosemite became engulfed in flames. this 87-year-old had to flee the area. >> it's such a beautiful area. this is my home. >> reporter: dry brush has fueled the fire as firefighters continue to examine how it all began. crews aided by the california national guard worked in the air and on the ground creating fire lines to halt the progress. >> it's a monster. it's breathing itself right at the moment. we're fighting this fire very, very hard. >> reporter: with lightning in the forecast for today, it remains an uphill battle. this is just one of 32,000 fires
that have burned this year. the u.s. forest service says its billion dollar firefighting budget is nearly tapped out so governor brown's emergency de declaration should help get money to fight these flames. the united states and the u.n. say they want immediate investigation into the accusations that syria's government used chemical weapons in an attack that left more than 1,000 people dead. president obama called that attack very troublesome. he also said action by the u.s. may not solve the conflict in syria. >> what we've seen indicates this is clearly a big event. of grave concern. and we are already in communications with the entire international community. we're moving through the u.n. to try to prompt better action from them. and we've called on the syrian government to allow an investigation of the site. because u.n. inspectors are on the ground now. we don't expect cooperation, given their past history.
and, you know, what i do believe is that although the situation in syria is very difficult, and the notion that the u.s. can somehow solve what is a sectarian complex problem inside of syria sometimes is overstated. >> the u.n. now estimates that 1 million children are now refugees because of the syrian fighting. margaret brennan is at the state department. margaret, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning to you gayle and to charlie. many obama administration officials believe this was a chemical weapons attack carried out by the assad regime. israel, turkey, sweden, they all publicly say so. but president obama wants conclusive evidence before he acts. he's ordered the intelligence community to urgently gather information. some of the syrian activists are bringing samples to u.n. inspectors who are already on the ground in damascus. this could be the worst chemical weapons attack in more than 30
years. but, the u.s. wants international support before it responds. >> margaret, what do you think the united states is considering doing? >> reporter: we know that they are covertly training some rebels in jordan. that program's small. they've concentrated on the south of syria. the weapons that the white house promised two months ago still haven't arrived. and general martin dempsey says the best strategy is to expand that program. and to build a moderate opposition. we do know they've spent hundreds of millions dollars on communications equipment that has helped activists record war crimes like the images of the poisoned gas attack. we also know the u.s. has spent more than $1 billion on humanitarian police. more than 3 million people have fled into surrounding countries to flee this violence. and as you noted, 1 million of them are children. to give you an idea of the scale
and scope, that's the number of kids in boston and los angeles combined. and the u.n. is trying to raise the awareness with powerful ads it's running. this comes back to international support and that's what the white house wants. >> shares of microsoft are up this morning after news of a change at the top. the world's biggest software company said ceo steve baum will retire within the next 12 months. microsoft will spend that time choosing his successor. balmer took over as ceo from bill gates 13 years ago. microsoft is part of nasdaq which is also gaining ground this morning. a technical glitch shut down trading yesterday for three hours. this was the latest in the series of problems. our geuest, a senior columnist t yahoo! finance. m how serious is this glitch? >> pretty serious. i don't think there was money in jeopardy during the three hours it was closed. kind of a blunt reminder we have
a rickety system. it is just a data processing network. it's very intricate. it can't really deal with all the data traffic. >> how will they fix it? >> i think they have to invest more in systems and coordinating. there are dozens of trading platforms. it's not just two exchanges anymore. they all have to be very tightly coordinated in the back office sense. that's going to happen. obviously regulators are kind of on this. they've kind of needed a priority since the flash crash a few years ago. but it hasn't really changed the underlying structural dynamic. >> pointed out in the lead this is not the first time this happened. how vulnerable are we? >> well, pretty vulnerable for this kind of thing. basically, there's so much data traffic being thrown at the market by these high-tech traders that maybe they can't quite handle it in the current format. so it's going to be dealt with in terms of i think more coordinated technology investment. i don't really think, again, it's a matter of people's money being lost. it's much more a matter of
people's trust in the integrity of the system. >> comforting to hear you don't have to worry about your money. the embattled mayor of america's eighth largest city is expected to formally resign today. san diego's mayor bob filner's decision ends six weeks of suspense among repeated accusations of sexual harassment. ben tracy's in san diego with the latest on this. ben, good morning to you. >> reporter: gayle and charlie, good morning. bob filner may have been one of the only people who thought he could stay in office after being accused of sexual harassment by 18 different women. now he is apparently ready to resign and the city council here in san diego is expected to vote on the deal later today. mayor filner was spotted late thursday behind san diego's city hall. he was carrying two large briefcases. likely from the office he is now planning to vacate. >> finding that line and print your name below it. >> reporter: on the other side of the city, rocky was collecting signatures to force the mayor from office. those likely won't be needed anymore but the recall effort
did put pressure on filner to resign. when we see him walking out of office with his little card board box with all his goodies in it and they've announced a pro tem mayor and he's gone, then we'll stop. >> reporter: in the past six week, 18 women have accused filner of globing, forcible kisses and unwanted touching. >> the mayor's resignation should not be bought at the expense of ihis victims. >> reporter: attorney allred represents some of his accusers. she worries the city will pay his legal fees as part of the deal with the mayor to resign. >> if the deal requires that the city council pay him $1, then i, for one, think that they should vote against it. there should be no payoff for mayor filner. >> reporter: rachel lane says san diego just wants the filner saga to be over. is there lasting damage to san diego because of this or does this blow over quickly when he's out of office? >> i think once he's out of
office and we show we pushed him out of office, think it shows what san diego's about. i don't think there will be lasting damage. this is one man. this is not our city. >> reporter: it's also likely going to cost the city a lot of money. one of filner's accusers is suing the city and the city is also expected to be paying at least part of bob filner's legal expenses. charlie and gayle. >> thank you, ben. in our next half hour, we'll have a revealing interview with mayor filner's former fiance. she was one of the first to demand his resignation from office. army private first class bradley manning says he wants to live in prison as a woman named chelsea. manning was sentenced this week to 35 years for giving classified materials to wikileaks. his lawyers mentioned during this trial that manning was struggling with his identity. cbs news legal analyst jack ford is here. jack, good morning. >> good morning. >> what happens to manning now? >> this is interesting. an extraordinary case from the beginning. in so many ways. this is the latest twist. generally, his sentence now is for 35 years.
there's an appellate process. it's a little different from the civilian court system. the first person to look at this is the commanding general in this area. then it goes, because of the severity of the sentence, automatically to an appellate panel. after that, there's still a possibility it can go to the highest level of the appellate court in the military justice system. even a remote possibility the case could work its way in front of the u.s. supreme court. the other, the interesting thing, now, what's going to happen to him personally when he goes to prison, especially in light of what we've heard claimed by his lawyer, saying that he wants to go through this gender changing procedure and would like the government to help him out. >> normally the military does in the provide sexual reassignment surgery. do they have to treat him differently now that he says i am a woman? >> the prison system has basic standards. military, a little bit different. but certain standards. provide you with medical care and treatment. you can get mental health evaluations and care and treatment. but the notion that, especially
a guy who's just been convicted and admitted to crimes against the government, is now saying through his lawyer to the government, oh, by the way, after you've sentenced me to 35 years, i'd like you to take cash of the cost of this procedure. i think it's unlikely you'll see the government step in in. >> he's arguing, this is a medical issue. does the timing surprise you of the request? >> it is a little surprising. the day after his sentencing. there are supporters of bradley manning. there are an awful lot of people who think he betrayed his government and put people at risk. for his lawyer to step up and say, in the midst of all this, we want the government to help him out with it, it was surprising timing i think for all of that. >> there seems to be some indications he had problem with identity before this. >> it wasn't a defense to this case which is an interesting component. >> thank you. 15 month sting operation captured a man accused of trying to send uranium to iran. it started in sierra leone in west africa. officials tell senior
correspondent john miller that patrick campbell agreed to sell 1,000 tons of uranium to undercover agents. campbell was arrested wednesday at jfk. officials say he had uranium samples in his shoes. the investigation is not terror related at this time. fbi director robert mueller says the threat of terrorism from al qaeda remains the bureau's top priority. mueller is stepping down next month after 12 years. he gave his final interview to bob orr who is with us now from washington. bob, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, gayle, charlie. al qaeda continues to show interest in attacking aviation and other u.s. targets. outgoing fbi director bob mueller warns we have to remain vigilant. he says the most recent threat which shut down 19 diplomatic posts this month is still active. >> we're monitoring it very carefully. and want to make certain that if it were because of the actions we were taken, we alert to the possibility that it's back on
for action. >> reporter: for fbi director robert mueller who took office just a week before 9/11, terrorism remains job one. the fbi has added intelligence and transferred agents to counter terrorism. mueller warns the threat is not going away. >> over the year, it migrated somalia but most particularly to yemen three, four years ago. in a number of the countries going through the arab spring now, you can anticipate threats against american interests overseas and perhaps in the united states as well. libya, syria, egypt, mali. a number of these countries will be hope toed a, home to radicale future. >> reporter: pointing to attacks in benghazi which killed an ambassador and three others. >> a very hard-pressed investigation, but that has not
stopped us from identifying witnesses and pursuing the investigation. >> reporter: will we see these people prosecuted, these people tried and brought to justice? there were two terror attacks during mueller's tenor. but mueller says in both cases, there was not enough information to prevent those attacks. mueller's last day will be september 4. gayle, charlie. >> bob, thank you. a grand jury has indicted forrer nfl star aaron hernandez for murder. in connection with the shooting a semipro football player. he pleaded not guilty in june to first degree murder charges. he's being held without bail. his lawyer says they're happy to be moving towards a jury trial. ryan braun now admitted head did take performance enhancing drugs during his bet season. braun says he used cream and loz zan jess.
he will start serving his suspension. baseball tried to suspend him after the season but that punishment was overturned. braun says it was a huge mistake. and says he is deeply ashamed. it is type ime to show you morning headlines. "the new york times" says hope is fading for an budget deal between those working on a plan all summer. it could lead to a government shutdown in october. >> politico says conservative billionaires david and charles koch have dropped their bid to buy the tribute newspapers. those include the chicago tribune and the baltimore sun. >> the dallas morning news says the justice department is suing to block the tough new voter i.d. law in texas. in june, the supreme court struck down a key provision of the voting rights act. >> the news journal william on it delaware says bo biden is back at hope. he underwent a procedure this weekend at a cancer hospital in
houston. his father, vice president joe biden, was seen leaving the md anderson cancer center yesterday. biden is not giving specifics about his son's procedure. the vice president's heading to scranton, pennsylvania, where he grew up, for an appearance tonight with president obama. >> atlanta journal constitution says the president called a woman who encouraged a gunman to give himself up at a georgia elementary school. the president thanked antoinette tuff for her courage and calm. tuff received the call yesterday as she was in the makeup call getting really to appear on "anderson cooper 360." she said talking to the president was awesome. >> there are flash flood warnings in the colorado springs area this morning. up to 5 inches of rain fell yesterday in parts of colorado. it led to many water rescues and several road closings. there was also large hail that looked a whole lot like snow. some residents are being advised to move to good morning. and happy friday! we have a great friday weather- wise coming your way as we're
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. 7:26. get you caught up with some bay area headlines now. the massive wildfire burning near yosemite national park continues to grow and is now more than 105,000 acres and is only 2% contained. police are searching for this man, suspected in a brazen attack on a woman near santa clara university just after midnight on wednesday morning. and the new bay bridge is on schedule to close next week. when it opens one thing will be unfinished, the new bike path. it will eventually run from emeryville to yerba buena island. got your traffic and weather for a friday. i think you're going to like the forecast coming up right after the break. ,,
good morning. let's start you off in san jose where they just cleared an accident northbound 101 approaching tully. for a while three lanes were blocked so it's going to take a while for this to really clear out. you can see the delays looks like beyond the blossom hill road exit. out towards the bay bridge the metering lights have been on since about 6:00 so your busiest lanes you're stacked up just beyond the overcrossing. that is your latest traffic. forker latest forecast, here's lawrence. >> yeah, stepping outside today it looks very gray and you're thinking, boy, it's going to be gray all day long. not going to be the case. overlooking san jose, looking pretty good. the clouds, though, causing delays at sfo on ainstagram reflights of over an hour -- on arriving flights of over an hour. those clouds will give way to mostly sunny skies today and it will be the nicest day of the week. 60s and 70s around the bay of. 80s maybe low 90's inland. more clouds over the weekend.
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injury. the insurance you should have before you get on the ship. >> the mission to the moon more than 40 years ago. the new space probe is going there next month. we'll ask professor what the scientists expect to learn this type. >> reported earlier that san diego mayor bob filner is expected to resign today. one of the people calling for him to step down is his fiance. >> she walked out on him days before the first of 18 women accused the mayor of sexual harassment. she spoke with bob whitaker in los angeles in her first interview about the controversy. >> reporter: when democrat bob filner was sworn in as mayor, she stood proudly by his side, as his fiance she had planned to share her life with him. they already shared a passion for progressive politics. the fight for the homeless. civil rights.
ingra immigrants. >> to have a democratic mayor in a city that's constantly, you know, run by republicans was very exciting to a lot of us and we had big plans. >> a time of change for san diego. >> reporter: now those plans are crumbling in the face of accusations by 18 women who claim they were sexually harassed by filner. did you ever see him behave inappropriately towards women in the time you were with him? >> no. i have not seen any of the behaviors that are being described by the accusers. >> reporter: do you believe these women? >> i would find it hard to believe that they were all fabricating those stories. >> reporter: this is a man you were in love with. >> i don't think it has anything to do with sex or love, i think it has to do with power and control. so of course it feels awful. it feels horrible. like any woman would feel if the person she thought she had an
exclusive relationship with, you know, isn't behaving the same way, it's very hurtful. >> reporter: she says she saw his behavior start to change several months ago. >> i don't know if it's stress, i don't know if it's inflamed ego from being the chief executive of the eighth largest city. >> he does have the reputation for being pushy, aggressive. >> he was at tyimes very aggressive when he was the chair of the veterans committee but he was effective. there are millions of veterans in college today because of his bill. so that aspect of his personality at times can be very beneficial. it just seemed to get out of control lately and extend into areas where it's not helpful. >> reporter: ingram called off their engagement. the two haven't spoken recently. if you could talk to him what
would you say? >> why, why would you do this? this is not -- this is not the plan. this is way off the plan. we could have done a lot. it's sad. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," i'm bill whitaker in los angeles. a giant cruise ship company facing a potential black eye. two travelers from florida said they were left stranded in turkey. attracting the attention of everyone from the embassy to a senator. >> reporter: last year, a fire broke out on the cruise ship that they were traveling on. as a consolation, royal caribbean offered them a free trip which they took earlier this week. but they never imagined that bad luck would strike twice. as veteran travelers, they have visited nearly 200 countries and been on more than 30 cruises. but their latest trip aboard
royal caribbean ended before it ever really began. on their first night, dodge fell and broke his hip. >> i had just got ten to sleep and i heard him scream. my husband takes a lot of pain, he doesn't even use the needle for dental work so i knew he was in trouble. >> reporter: dodge was treated on board but needed more medical attention. having purchased travelers insurance through royal caribbean, the couple was dropped off in bartin and taken to a local hospital. but she insists the conditions there were poor and no one spoke english. >> i wasn't even able to explain in the hospital that he needed something for his pain. >> reporter: in desperation, she reached out to her travel agency. >> nobody was there physically with them from royal caribbean. they basically left them and that was it. >> reporter: the agency contacted local tour guide who came to the couple's rescue.
donating his own blood and arranging for dodge to be transferred six hours away to a larger hospital in it's stn ist >> reporter: royal caribbean said, we helped to arrange transportation. once ashore, we worked closely with the trou with the travel insurance provider as they have the expertise with local authorities. one our care team specialists is still in contact with them today. but florida senator bill nelson says that's not enough. >> what we've communicated to the cruise line is we expect you to make them financially whole. it is not right to treat an elderly couple like this. >> reporter: dodge could be hospitalized for at least another week. still, jill says the ordeal won't keep the couple from their next cruise. >> i suppose i will want to make
sure that whatever insurance we have will cover anything in the future. we never hope for something to go wrong, but this has been a real challenge. and a bit frustrating for us. >> reporter: overnight, the travel agent told us royal caribbean is sending a representative to speak toth coup the couple today. the cruise line maintains the health and safety of all of its guests is always the top priority. >> is this a case where cruise insurance could have saved the day? cbs news travel editor peter greenberg is in babylon, new york, that's east of new york city. peter, good morning to you. >> good morning, gayle. it's not a question of whether they should have had insurance, it's the type of insurance they had. they bought the insurance from the travel provider, royal caribbean. they do provide basic care. if you look at what happened there, they per forred to the letter of the language.
they stabilized the patient, took him to the nearest medical facility. that's the key issue here. do you buy the insurance from the travel provider? i would suggest that you don't. you want to go to a third party provider that doesn't necessarily have the language in their policy that the cruise lines have in theirs. >> so how could this have been avoided, peter? do you get your own insurance? >> you do. you buy third party plan from any travel agent who can sell it to you. there's the trip cancellation interruption policy which what happened if the cruise cancels before you go or somebody gets sick, a death, whatever. the key one to have is medical evacuation and repatriation insurance. what that says is if you get sick or injured overseas, they will take you back home. the language there is different. because you have to look at the language specifically. there are policies like med assist or travel guard.
like if you get sick overseas, we will fly you to the medical facility and doctor your choice. that's the kind of policy language you need. in a situation like this, when you buy from the line itself, you're dealing with a low bid situation. where you're the victim of the lowest bidder. they will take you to the medical facility that's nearest, maybe not the best. >> could i ask you what are you doing on the beach? >> my one day off and you make me come into work so here i am. >> okay, all right, we're glad to have you, thank you, peter. nasa's sending a spacecraft to the moon next month. we'll ask what this new mission is all about. that's coming up next on "cbs this morning." so there i was again, explaining my moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis to another new stylist. it was a total embarrassment.
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clouds, gorgeous, across the sky. at the same time, the northern lights put on quite a show. the ice crystals are normally too faint to be seen. gorgeous there. >> the last vaut astronauts to explore the moon was in 1972. now nasa is going back. cbs news contributor kaku is here. he is a physics professor at the suny university of new york. good morning. ways the mission here? what will we learn? >> the countdown has begun. september 6 is the launch date. sending an object about the size of a car whizzing around the moon at a height of about 30 miles. giving us an unprecedented look at the atmosphere and dust on the moon. >> some people would ask this question, why go to the moon, spend that money, when there are other areas we have not explored?
>> some people think nasa could be suffering from an identity crisis. moon, mars, which is it? some claim nasa is lost in space. the agency to nowhere, say the critics. it boldly goes where everybody has gone before. the direction does seem to be mars according to the nasa director. but you got to cover your back. in 2025, we could have another sputnik moment when the chinese put the chinese flag on the moon and we're not there. nasa has to cover its back. >> what do we know about the moon now versus previous trips because we've been to the moon before. >> surprisingly, we know very little about the dust and the thin atmosphere. when the astronauts lands on the moon, we didn't even know how thick the dust cover was. some scientists thought it would sink, never to be seen again. now we want to have a very accurate understanding of the dust. for example, at twilight,
there's a mysterious glow in the sky around the moon. seen by astronauts. we don't know why that glow exists. there may be lunar mysteries let over. >> what is the biggest question that people are curious about in terms of the exploration of space? >> well, in the short term, we're talking about the commercialization of the moon. mining operations could begin in the next decade or so. there could be a traffic jam around the moon. the chinese, the japanese, the indians have all announced ambitious lunar proprograms. meanwhile, nasa is sending its fight to mars. we're talking about the potential life in the universe. so we have this dual purpose. on one hand, we have efforts to commercialize the moon, on the other hand, we want to -- >> do you assume there is intelligent life somewhere else in the universe? >> i think they're out there. definitely. >> they? >> intelligence beings. however, maybe they're so
intelligent they know not to make contact with us. >> do you have any desire to go? >> i have absolutely no desire to get on a million gals of gasoline and be fired into outer space. >> i'm with you, professor, good morning. and happy friday! we have a great friday weather- wise coming your way as we're going to see the clouds clearing out. right now, a lot of clouds even into some of the interior valleys looking toward the pleasanton area now, a sliver of sunshine there in the distance. but plenty of sun as we head in toward the afternoon. starting out with some coastal drizzle early on. but latter part of the day looking great. warmer temperatures today. 80s and low 90s inland. 60s and 70s inside the bay. 60s toward the coastline. cooler weather for the weekend. bob schieffer's here at studio 57. he just talked with general colin powell who called syria's president a pathological liar. the former secretary of state has an even bigger concern. bob will explain that ahead on
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wildfires are burning acrose west... and the worst is n northern ca good morning, everyone. it's 7:56 on your friday. i'm frank mallicoat. get you caught up with some bay area headlines now. here's the big story right here. 50 major wildfires burning across the west right now. the worst is right here in northern california. the "rim" fire burning near yosemite only 1% contained over 105,000 acres have burned up in the sierra. happening today in san diego, bob filner could quit his job as the mayor there. filner was seen leaving city hall last night getting his car packed with boxes and such. the city council is set to vote this afternoon on a deal to get him to resign. traffic and weather for the big weekend coming up right after the break. ,,,,,,
a little slow going. we are following an accident blocking at least one lane. it's northbound 101 as you approach cesar chavez. it's stacked up beyond the 280 interchange. also, in the south bay now san jose that earlier crash it has been cleared for a while now. northbound 101 at tully. unfortunately, traffic is really slow less than 25 miles per hour as far back as highway 85 interchange there. we have better news at the bay bridge toll plaza. we'll leave you with this. it's only backed up to the very end of the parking lot in the busiest lanes. that is traffic. here's lawrence. >> it is very agree around parts of the bay area to start. we are going to see plenty of this. we've got some sunshine coming today and it's going to be one of the nicest days of of the week. from our mount vaca cam looking good. plenty of blue skies there a little haze in the distance. that fog, though, has moved into the bay and looks like in some of the valleys, as well. but by the afternoon, mostly sunny skies. some 80s and low 90s possibly inland. 60s and 70s around the bay and 60s toward the coastline. patchy fog. more clouds cooler this weekend. ,,,,,,,,
that's what happens when you get to be 52 years old. >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king. norah o'donnell is off. the wildfire burning near yosemite national park is growing dramatically. putting more people in danger. california's governor has declared a state of emergency. >> the fire has forced thousands of residents and tourists to leave the area. it's one of 50 wildfires burning out in the west this scranton, pennsylvania.
that's where joe biden grew up. and after the community investigates whether syria used chemical weapons, general powell says the u.s. has few options in the country. powell spoke with bob schieffer for this sunday's "face the nation." >> i have no affection for mr. assad, i dealt with him. i know him. he's a pathological liar with respect to my interaction with him. but at the same time, i'm less sure of the resistance. what do they represent? is it becoming even more radicalized with more al qaeda coming in? and what would it look like if they prevailed and assad went? i don't know. and so in both egypt and syria, america has to take a much mo more -- a much more clever role. we don't -- we shouldn't go around thinking that we can
really make things happen. we can influence things and we can be ready to help people when the problems have been resolved or one side has prevailed over the other. that's when i think we can play a role. >> bob schieffer is here. welcome. good to see you. what does powell mean by clever role and what's the definition today for policymakers of being clever? >> i'm not sure i know the answer to that question. but i think what general powell was saying is this is very, very difficult. the fact is, you know, yesterday the state department was saying the president and the administration is considering all these options. the fact is there are not many realistic options. i don't think we'll go to war and send american troops to syria. that simply is not going to happen. i think a key, charlie, in what nobody has been able to do, this has to be resolved diplomatically. i think russia, if we could
somehow work with russia and get the fighting stopped, then perhaps we can figure out where we go -- >> that was one argument for not closing down the meeting they'd have in moscow. >> yes. and russia plays a key role. they could be the most influential here but right now they're standing back and let the united states sort of twist in the wind while this awful stuff happens. but one thing for sure, i mean, you know, we always talk about the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. that goes for rotten apples as well. bashar al assad is a mass murderer. his father was a mass murderer. that is how he's held office. how his father held the presidency there. but right now, at this stage, i think powell is right. i think there's really little we can do. we have got to find a way to get -- >> what happens if assad leaves can? >> well, we haven't -- when you
talk to u.s. officials, i mean, we have to figure out what do we want to see at the end of the day? just saying, you know, assad goes, okay, i think that's right. saddam hussein went. but there was a lot that had to be done after he left. and i think -- i think that's where we need to think strategically. but right now, the important thing is to find some way and as of yet we haven't come up with a way to get this fighting stopped. >> but they're talking ago 1 million children refugees this morning. is this the red line we're hearing? >> one would think, but what do we do after that? that is what is so difficult. but i agree with you, gayle. looking at these pictures coming out of there yesterday, that mother putting her arms around that little child as if she were putting her to bed and the child was dead. but these are some of the worst pictures of the horrors of war since the united states went in and liberated the concentration camps after world war ii. it is just -- you can hardly
watch it. >> thanks, bob. you can see bob's "face the nation" interview this sunday with general powell. and he also talks with john lewis and new york mayor cory booker who is running for the united states senate. that's sunday on "face the nation" here on cbs. hollywood has a new batman. his name is ben affleck. he's been cast as the caped crusader in the batman super movie. he will play opposite henry cavill who just played superman in "man of steel." affleck won an oscar for "argo." he played daredevil back in 2003, and he joins a long line of batman that includes adam o many can say that.
>> i feel the pressure is people's interpretation of whether or not i'm just like him. because i can't. i'm bernice. >> we'll talk with his daughter bernice king 50 years after the march on washington. all that mte "all that mattered" two years ago. a rare moving experience on east coast. do you remember what it was? the answer is next on "cbs this morning." ♪ dream on moon to present our latestthe innovation, tempur choice. it features an adjustable support system that can be personalized with a touch of a button. so both of you can get the best sleep possible...together. goodnight love chickens. ...excuse my english, love birds..
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there has been an earthquake along the eastern coast of the united states. >> "all that mattered" two years ago today a-5.8 magnitude earthquake hits a small town of mineral, virginia. it sent shock waves up and down the eastern seaboard. tremors could be felt from georgia to maine. at the national cathedral in washington, decorations turned into a crumbled mez and the washington monument was cracked so badly it had to shut down for major repairs. the monument is supposed to finally reopen next year. wow. can't wait for it to reopen. >> ride up. you don't want to walk up. you expect a touch screen electronics in a luxury car, but did you know you can now get them on a harley like this baby?
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♪ this scene from "easy rider" shows the way that harley-davidson motorcycles are part of the american landscape. the company is celebrating the 110th anniversary this month and is releasing eight new bikes to mark the occasion. harley-davidson's ceo keith wandell is here this morning. welcome. >> good morning. >> so just tell us, you know, what is it about a harley-davidson that makes it
any better, any different than any other good motorcycle? >> well, you know, i think it it's -- you know, this year we're celebrating our 110th anniversary. so there's been 110 years of people being able to express personal freedom through riding harley-davidson motorcycles and coming to the rallies and, you know, participating with a cross-section of people. and it's really about the experience more
>> oh -- >> this is a customer. >> that's one of the things we have been doing. we have making a big effort to be more inviting to female riders and younger riders which we consider 18 to 34. and also, riders of a -- minority riders such as african-american, hispanic riders. we have been successful in increasing our sales and extending the family. >> what do you say to this, i know many, many people who s say -- i understand how great harley-davidson or bmw is. i don't want my kid anywhere near a motorcycle? >> well, i mean, that's something that i think is real. and people, you know, feel that way many times because -- because i think, you know, some folks look at it as being, you know, a safety issue. i would offer that -- >> so hello, i'm gayle, i'm one of those folks. i'm just afraid of those. i'm afraid. >> i think it goes to the training. i think, you know, we do offer
riders ed training to help people to become better riders and i think that when you're on a motorcycle, you know, you need to be very aware of your environment. you need to watch for every other driver, et cetera. i think that's true. >> you have to focus on the driver as a rider. >> charlie rides. >> the business story. i mean, you have been able to make this a successful business. what have you done in a word? >> well, we have really transformed the company in really three big ways. number one is how we design and develop and bring products to market more quickly for our dealers and our customers. number two is how we manufacture them in a more flexible way to get the bikes where they need to be when they need to be there and third is being customer led at retail. >> and keith, you said when you got this job it was the best job you ever had. >> right. >> you're it will smiling. >> right. >> that's exactly right. >> congratulations. thank you, keith. one of the most memorable lines in martin luther king, jr.'s speech referred to
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald it's 8:25. i'm michelle griego with your kpix 5 headlines. the "rim" fire continues to rage out of control near yosemite national park. it's the worst of the 50 major wildfires burning across the west. that fire scorched over 100,000 acres and is only 1% contained. the hatted bandit is at it again. police say this man robbed a wells fargo in corte madera wednesday. check the hat with ear flaps. he has worn similar hats in a series of other robberies. investigators say the suspect has now hit five banks in the north bay since january. the big bay bridge closure isn't until next week, but tonight some lanes will be shut down. lanes that approach the toll plaza from 880 will close at 9:00 tonight.
a little heavy this morning from san leandro up towards your downtown oakland exits. a couple of earlier crashes are now in the final clearing stages. northbound 101 at cesar chavez, a little sluggish as you make your way past the 280 interchange but a lot better than what we were seeing with the delays backed up beyond candlestick. eastshore freeway westbound 80 at appian way an accident there being cleared from the middle lanes in pinole off to the right-hand shoulder. that is track. for your weekend forecast, hearns lawrence. >> all right -- here's lawrence. >> all right. delays at sfo of over an hour. not in san jose, though. we have some cloudy skies there, as well. but that will clear out through the middle of the day and it looks like our temperatures are going to be warming up. in fact, today looking at some 80s, maybe some low 90s well inland. inside the bay we're 60s and 70s. mostly sunny this afternoon. and 60s patchy fog toward the coastline. cooling off more clouds for the weekend. ,,,,,,,,
♪ ♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, professional goes far beyond anything that happens on the court. it is an entire culture for the family of the players. we will hear what life is like for three members of the pga wives association a restaurant where the president and bill cosby always eat for free. the comedian has been a customer of ben's chili bowl since it opened 55 years ago. this d.c. landmark is still very popular today. that's ahead. right now, time to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe, the boston globe. police officer murdered after the boston marathon bombing had been honored showing collier was
appointed to the summerville massachusetts police department. a badge and uniform was presented to his family. he had a dream he would someday join the force in summerville. richie sambora has been fired from the band's tour. he had a fallout reportedly over money. he has not performed with the band since spring london's daily express says a jacket that once belonged to john lennon was a hit at an auction. it was sold yesterday for nearly $11,000. the buyer did not want to be named. she bought the jacket as a birthday present for her husband. this wednesday, the 50th anniversary of the 1953 march on washington for jobs and freedom, where dr. martin luther king jr. told the world, i have a dream. mark strasman set down with bernice king, the only one of dr. king's children to follow him into the ministry.
they talked about her father thand allege dear speech. >> 1963 is not an end but a beginning. >> reporter: no morning to find the movement quite like this. dr. martin luther king jr. articulated the dream from the steps of the lincoln memorial. >> struck loong the high plain of dignity and discipline. >> as i listen to him, his messages, as i read his speeches, it's like, wow, we need you. we need your voice today. >> reporter: pastor bernice king is dr. king's youngest child. >> so you guys would sit here. >> right, either the first, second, or third row. >> we met her inside atlanta's historic ebenezer baptist church. do you feel your dad in here? >> he is constantly with me wherever i go. i think about him more today because he was a moral voice in our society. we don't have that today. that moral voice is missing.
>> reporter: dr. king and his wife, coretta scott king had four children, two boys, two girls. bernice, now 50, remembers her father was gone a lot but his home comings were special. >> my mother would say, he would just turn into a little kid. he would get lost in the fun with us and it was if he was like, is this the same man that's leading this movement? >> reporter: he was on the road a lot. was it a big event when he came home? we got to play the kissing game. everybody had what he called a sugar spot. he would go to all of the kids. i would kiss him in those very spots, forehead, two cheekbones. my sister happened to be right off to the side of the mouth. that was our time of bonding really. >> reporter: favorite memory of dad? >> unfortunately i don't remember a lot outside when he was assassinated. >> reporter: at dr. king's
funeral in april of 1968, that's bernice in the white dress with her grieving mother. all of his fatherless children struggled growing up as kings. >> for me, i ran from anything regarding him. part of it is this whole shadow. who am i? honestly, i did not spend much time reading any of his books. very, very little, listening to his speeches and messages. i just kind of ran away from all of it. sort of probably recenting it. >> reporter: as a teenager, bernice spoke at the united nations against south africa's then system of apartheid. at 24, she became an ordained baptist minister. today, she is ceo for the king center for nonviolent social change in atlanta founded by her mother. a special exhibit here this month commemorates the march on washington. >> we were concerned with
whether or not they would have enough people. >> reporter: 250,000 people crowded the washington mall. king spoke last. >> now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. >> reporter: the speech's significant moment came in the final four minutes when he departed from his prepared remarks. >> i have a dream. my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. >> reporter: he is talking about you. >> uh-huh. >> reporter: was that a lot of pressure over the years? >> no. where i feel the pressure is people's interpretation of whether or not i'm just like him, because i can't. i'm bernice. my brothers are who they are. it is like we should be martin king jr. clones.
we never can be, because god created us all uniquely. >> reporter: the march helped spur passage of the landmark civil rights act of 1964. the federal voting rights act followed by dr. king's dream called for much more. >> people tend to forget it long with the call for harmony, it was a call for jobs, for wages. you have seen all the statistics about black unemployment rate, 40%, double the national average, 6% of black workers make federal poverty wages. what is the state of the dream today? >> i guess some people would say, maybe we are in the same place because the disparities are still great. he saw racial injustice and economic injustice as twins. therefore, the dream still has to be realized and fulfilled.
you know, we are not there. >> reporter: not there but edging closer 50 years after her father challenged america's social conscious. for "cbs this morning," mark strausman, atlanta. >> i have heard bernice king speak, charlie. she certainly has her dad's or torey skills. >> it was a remarkable day. what he brought not only the words but the cadence, a perfect pitch for that moment in history. >> gives me chills when i hear it. what is it like to travel the world with your husband as part of his job? >> we will ask three members of the pga tour. >> there is a golfer in there too. hi, matt. >> a very good golfer, according to charlie rose. >> members of,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
the >> the pga wives association and volunteer members raise millions of dollars for charity. they are publishing a new book to mark the 25th anniversary called "beyond the fairways and greens." a look inside the lives of pga families. >> three of the wives are here. dana symptom, married to web simpson and mark wilson's wife, amy is president of the pga wives association. may i just say the book is beautifully done. it includes recipes. some of my favorite stuff. i don't cook but i wanted to lick some of the pages. this is what's interesting. we are not ladies of lunch that go to the mall. we are very committed to the work that we do. you do say, we do do work. amy, you lead us off, please? >> this is the 25th anniversary of our association.
we look with children and their families. between 15-20 weeks a year, we go into the local communities or we either do an event where we are hand's on or cooking at a ronald mcdonald house or gutting houses after hurricane katrina or raise awareness and money. we partnered with the avon foundation and did a walk to raise money for the fight against domestic violence. >> you are doing more than just looking pretty. >> for sure. >> in the process, you have raised $5 million for charity. >> tell me about the association itself, per se. beyond this, what does it do? what's its purpose? >> we are comprised of women from all over the world, really. we are wives, sisters, mothers, girlfriends of pga players. because we are so fluid and in different cities every single week. the three of us all have children. between us, i think we have seven kids. >> i thought was interesting about your lives, you guys are
on the road a lot. so every week when you check in to something, you say it is like starting all over again? >> yes, home has now become where all of us are rather than four walls and a roof. >> it changes every week. >> it certainly does. sometimes we rent houses. sometimes we take hotel room, suites. the kids are in one room and webb and i are in another room. cindy is the world traveler with her kids, bore a-bora, and new zealand. >> nothing is so great and satisfying than when your husband wins and to see them walk off the 18 and grab you. the children come running up. the moment of celebration there? >> it is nice to make it a family event. let's say they don't win. only one guy gets to win out of all of the professionals that are there. it is so nice to come home to your family. >> who is the golfer that won recently and patted his wife on the bottom? didn't you love that moment?
>> it was very real. >> i thought that was such a real moment. when you this i about tnk about. when the whole tiger woods happened, did you all call each other or call your husband and say, what in the world? is it something you think about? because you hear about athletes on the road? is it something you worry about, the kangy, paeng ye on the road? >> i know webb is only have hanky-panky with me. >> you know what i mean? >> i do. >> webb is amazing. he surrounds himself with a lot of accountability. he has friends that he calls if he is on the road alone. they can help him deal with life by himself. i think also it helps him just travel. >> i think it does. >> what do the two of you think your role is in terms of support? how do you support your husband in a very, very challenging career? >> they all have their coaches
and their trainers and their swing coaches and all of these things. as wives, we wear many hats, play many roles. the one role that no one else can play is the wife. i am the only one that can love him that way. >> your husband almost would have been a tennis player, so it would have been a different thing for you. matt was also very good in ,,,,,,,,
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tennis? washington, d.c. has had many changes since the 1950s. we visited this capital occasion marking its own important anniversary. >> at 55 years old this week, ben's chili bowl in washington could be the most beloved hotdog stand in america. customers wait in line for the chili dogs, the half smokes and the chili cheese burgers, also,
a hug or greeting from the 80-year-old owner. she open td hed this restaurant her husband in 1958. ben died four years ago but virginia still walks the aisles and checks on her customers almost every day. >> i love being here. i love people. i like being around people. >> reporter: the impact virginia has had on people was detailed by comedian, bill cosby, who served in the navy and was stationed near washington in the late '50s. he has been friends with the family since the 1950s. >> virginia is very, very comfortable dealing with people who come in and they are ready to miss behave. she has stopped a ton of them. >> reporter: she also helped to calm down a riot. in 1968 when dr. martin luther king was killed and washington was engulfed in rioting, ben's was untouched. a group of customers stood outside telling the riot teres
not here. >> we took a piece of chalk or crayon and wrote, soul brother across the plate glass window. >> that was a way to be spared? >> that was a way to be identified. they knew we were here for the community. we tried to assist. we did that from day one. >> reporter: that's how a hotdog stand became a place worth celebrating after 55 years. a place that draws celebrities, presidents and politicians, all coming to visit a different washington landmark. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," i'm wyatt andrews in washington. >> it is really a wonderful place. >> what makes it so good? >> the atmosphere, first. there is nothing plastic about it. secondly, it is a very good hot dag and very good hamburger and very good cheese. thirdly, it is the people there. they welcome you and they have a good sense of who they are and what they are doing and they know why they have become who they are and why they have survived this long and prospered. >> i know.
that's what i like. fine dining, casual places too can serve some of the best stuff. >> great week. i'm on vacation next week. >> lucky you. can i go with you? >> that does it for us. we leave you to take a look back at the week that was. >> have a great week. for the military, this was public enemy number 1. >> it is not yet possible to verify the type of toxic gas used that could cause this mass killing. >> this fire, only 5% contained and has already burned 25 square miles. >> i can feel the heat on my face. these flames are intense. >> who erased 18 minutes from richard knicks on's oval office tape. >> we think all the evidence shows that nixon actually erased the tape originally. >> the cia and british intelligence were instrumental in mobilizing crowds of iranians to protest against the prime minister. >> when they opened the panama
canal, it was unmatched in the history of the world. now, nearly 100 years later, they are about to do it again. >> elmore leonard died yesterday morning at his home in suburban detroit. >> never use an ad verb to modify the verb stance? >> never. >> in california, a ground-breaking despair. experts learn to predict earthquake. >> it is like predicting a baby's bottom. you can't do it. >> if all these people pledge this money, they get nothing out of it other than -- >> what do you mean? >> courtside at a game, get nothing out of it. are you crazy? about this guy, talk to him. >> if norah were here, it is similar to what you guys do every day. i see you as off balance sometimes. >> you still today say. >> i would stand by my call. >> when you hear criticism, is there a part of you that does the hula, because it means that
more people pay attention and more people think about, what is this all about? is there a part of you that says, okay, bring it on. >> me? >> you mention matt lauer one more time on this show -- >> can anybody tell you anything? watch him in the arena, the greatest bull in the world. >> how this bull can get in the air? can he do it? look at this. he has got it. how did you do it? >> i don't know. i wish i had more confidence in myself going into the big event. >> do you want people to think of you as a singer or a cook? >> yes. >> you are trying to put as much distance as possible between you and what you think is expected of you? >> it doesn't matter. >> courtside.
fifty major wildfires are burning across the west... d the worst is burning in cen california... the "rim fi osemite is good morning. it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego. 50 major wildfires are burning across the west. and the worst is burning in central california. the "rim" fire burning near yosemite is only 1% contained over 105,000 acres have burned. a woman walking near santa clara university says a man attacked her out of nowhere and this morning, police are still looking for the suspect. this is what he looks like. he was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and bluejeans. happening today in san diego, bob filner could quit his job as mayor. filner was seen leaving city hall last night getting into his car packed with boxes. the city council is set to vote this afternoon on a deal to get him to resign. and now here's lawrence with the forecast. all right.
a little cloudy outside this morning to start in some spots but skies going to clear out nicely by the afternoon. what a day it's going to be. a beautiful sunny afternoon around the bay area. the temperatures going to start to heat up. a little cloudy into the pleasanton area and the low clouds and fog have surged well onshore this morning. but i think by the afternoon, the cloud deck is going to pull back to the coastline a little bit earlier so our temperatures will be heating up. we are looking at some 80s, maybe some low 90s in toward brentwood and antioch. 60s and 70s around the bay. along the coastline still a couple of patches of fog and those temperatures generally in the 60s. over the weekend we'll see a surge of more low clouds and fog and cooler temperatures. below average into sunday and monday and probably staying below average the better part of next week. we are going to check out your "timesaver traffic" coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
good morning. here's a live look approaching the dublin interchange. westbound 580 there is a stall right before 680 blocking one lane. but the drive time from the altamont pass, 27 minutes between the altamont pass and 680. so a little lighter than usual. here's a live look at the nimitz freeway. 880 in oakland, obviously there are some slowdowns past the coliseum. and the bay bridge metering lights are on and the busiest lanes stacked up to the overcrossing. ,,,,,,,,
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