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new controversy for the national football league. star running back adrian peterson defends himself from allegations he abused a second child. california on fire. nearly a dozen major wildfires are burning throughout the state. some destroying buildings and causing evacuations. odile's aftermath the hurricane tropical storm leaves a trail of devastation along mexico's west coast destroying buildings and stranding tourists. >> and a warning to parents over child seat safety. a study shows most dads and moms stop using booster seats too soon. his is the "cbs morning news"
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for tuesday, september 16th, his is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, september 16th, 2014. captioning funded by cbs good morning, good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green. well, this morning, firefighters in california are battling ten major wildfires in record-breakuickly turned it into a firestorm. >> there's nothing like it. my lawn got burned up. all that's left there is bricks. it's completely gone. everything -- my clothes, all i have is what i got on. >> reporter: the local saw meal caught fire, a church was destroyed and power to most of the town has been knocked out. so far no injuries have been reported, though. this morning, the fire is 15% contained. meanwhile, two other wildfires fuelled by
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triple-digit temperatures have destroyed dozens of homes, daniel yelle nottingham reports. >> reporter: massive plumes of smoke rise 60 miles east of sacramento. the wildfire nearly quadrupled in size to 4,000 acres by monday afternoon. the fast-moving fire trapped a fire crew of inmated and their supervisor. it forced the men to take cover as the fire burned over them. and helicopters doused flames. the inmates were airlifted to safety. >> everybody is accounted for. everyone is well. and you know, they're inmates but they help us out tremendously and we count on them for so much. >> reporter: the fire threaten hundreds of homes. the dorsey family barely escaped the flames. >> when you look down and you see your stairway burning on your property then it hits home. >> reporter: near the foothills of yosemite national park
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another wildfire has damaged buildings. 900 residents were forced to leave their home. >> you know, it's sad because that's where we grew up. that's an entire subdivision right there in the middle of that smoke right now. >> reporter: nearly 6,000 firefighters working around the clock to contain wildfires burning across california. danielle nottingham, cbs news, los angeles. flash flood watches are in effect in four southwestern states as tropical storm odile continues with destructive path as mexico's baja peninsula. the storm is losing strength but not before causing widespread destruction on mexico's northwestern coast. the mexican government is sending military and commercial aircraft to evacuate over 25,000 stranded tourists. stores are being looted and a quarter of a million people are without power. at least 135 people were injured by the storm. and this morning, the nfl is dealing with another allegation of abuse by one of its star
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players. minnesota vikings running back adrian peterson is defending himself over a second allegation of child abuse. peterson was deactivated for sunday's game after he was indict on a separate charge involving a different child on friday. wendy gillette is in new york with more. good morning, wendy. >> good morning, anne-marie. this new allegation was first reported by our affiliate khou. and it starts just hours after the vikings reinstated peterson. his lawyers say peterson did nothing wrong. you but it bears a resemblance on he's charged. photographed obtained allegedly show a 4-year-old after he was beaten by adrian peterson in june 2014. the station also acquired text messages alleged between the nfl star and the boy's mother. the mother reportedly asking
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peterson what happened to his head. to which peterson responds hit his head on a car seat. the mother asked how does this happen? he got a whooping in the car? he said, yep. peterson's lawyer rusty hardin tells cbs news the allegation into other allegation into adrian peterson is simply not true. the allegation is more than one-year-old and authorities took no action. the dult witness admittedly insists adria did nothing inappropriate with his son. he was ruled out of sunday's game after turning hills into texas authorities on separate child abuse charges. in that case, peterson is accused of beating another son with a tree branch in may. in a statement on social media, peterson said i am not a perfect son. i am not a perfect husband. i am not a perfect parent. but i am without a doubt not a
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child abuser. vikings general manager rick stillman explained the decision to bring peterson back. >> based on the information we have right now what we know about adrian not only as a person and what he's done for this community, we he believe he deserves to play while the legal process plays out. >> the vikings said, quote, as part of the information we've gathered throughout this process, we were made aware of an allegation from 2014 in which authorities took no action against adrian. the vikings referred also the questions about the case back to peterson's lawyer. but the team is not dodged controversy, shortly after peterson was reinstated, radisson suspended its sponsorship. the hotel chain said it takes child abuse very seriously. today, president obama
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traveled to centers for disease control in atlanta where he'll have now expanded u.s. response to the ebola crisis. the lsu send 3,000 military personnel to west africa to give medical and logistical support. the u.s. efforts will include training health care workers building health care facilities each with 100 beds and training residents on safely handling patients. a powerful car bomb exploded near an international convoy in kabul, afghanistan this morning. three nato troops were kid and 20 civilians and troops were wounded. the attack happened near the u.s. embassy. the taliban said it set off the bomb. and today, congress begins the first in a series of high profile hearings on president obama's proposal to expand in syria and iraq.
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defense secretary chuck hagel testified that overnight they have warplanes in iraq. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. that's right, general john allen was called back into service from retirement to lead the u.s. role in the fight against isis. and on monday that role expanded. >> reporter: president obama meets today with retired marine general john allen to discuss the international coalition being formed to stop isis militants in iraq and syria. he's coordinating exactly what nearly 40 nations including arab allies will contribute to the fight. >> we want to make sure that their commitment matches what's actually needed and that we're not duplicating efforts. >> reporter: today's meeting comes after the u.s. launched an air strike west of baghdad. it was the first on an expanded mission on the defense against militants u.s. congressman
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elliott engle said it will take amore. >> it cannot be perceived as western is going into other middle east countries for some kind of regime change. >> reporter: today on capitol hill, lawmakers are expected to debate on the president's request for $500 million to train moderate rebels who will battle isis in syria. many lawmakers are concerned weapons intended for rentals could end up in the wrong hands. >> they do not have a structure, so it's hard to know which groups are behind which flag. >> reporter: general dempsey and defense secretary hagel will face tough questions when they testify before the senate armed services committee. now, one big u.s. goal in this effort is to block the flow of foreign fighters and cash to isis. thousands are said to be traveling from around the world to iraq and syria to fight alongside the militants, anne-marie. >> susan mcginnis in washington, thank you, susan. coming up on the "morning
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well, lawyers for trust say the attack was unprovoked. the officers say trust got into a fighting stance with closed fists. trust was arrested for assaulting an officer but the charges were dropped. on the "cbs moneywatch," the rise in wrongful death of the gm recall. and returning youtube's gift of music. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good death toll rises to 19. with the faulty ignition switches. the compensation by general motors to oversee claims determined that 19 people died not 13 because of the switches but that number is likely to go much higher since claims have been filed for 125 deaths. gm first detected the switch problem in 1999, but the recalls didn't begin until 2014. well, here on wall street today investors will watch the new producer priced data and the start of the fed's two-day meeting. the dow rose 43 points monday, the nasdaq dropped 48 and the s&p is down a point.
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microsoft buys minecraft for $2.5 billion. the leg go-like multiplayer video game is the top paid app for the iphone and android devices. minecraft has been downloaded 100 million times on cc alone. the purchase allows microsoft to build up mobile gaming. apple said 32 million itunes account holders accessed youtube's free album. gave it to holders last week during the iphone 6 event but for iphone users who don't want 1, apple's released a special tool to remove it from their itunes music library. and urban outfitters apologized for selling a kent state sweatshirt that appeared to be splattered in blood. the vintage sweatshirt was being sold for $129 by urban outfitters.
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it had what looked like blood stains and bullet holes. 1974 students protesting the vietnam war were killed by national guard. urban outfitters removed the shirt from its website. >> jill wagner with the new york stock exchange. thank you very much, jill. straight ahead, tuesday morning weather. and seat belt safety. an alarming study shows parents are switching their kids to seat belts too soon. s to seat belts too soon. reveal a whiter smile with the latest collection from crest: 3d white brilliance toothpaste and boost. after brushing, our exclusive boost... ...polishes your smile
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save a child's life during a crash, but a new survey finds most parents stop using the seats too soon. >> nine in ten parents admitted to us that in fact they moved their child before ready. >> reporter: the group says children should be 4 feet, 9 inches tall and weigh between 80 and 100 pounds before they're allowed to ride without a booster seat. about 70% of parents said they didn't know. >> to position the lap and shoulder belt so the shoulder belt lies firmly in the middle. >> reporter: but when an undersized child is allowed to ride without a booster seat, the seat belt itself can actually hurt them in a crash. >> because if a child isn't tall enough, the lap belt will be on their abdomen, and the shoulder belt could hit their neck or their face. and if there was a crash, then that child could have very severe abdominal injuries, about this injuries or maybe even a
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pass face laceration. >> reporter: many parents admit not using booster seats because it's inconvenient during short rides or in carpools but safety experts say they need to be used during every ride. jericka duncan, cbs, new york. when we return for the second week in a row, the eagles battle back from a big halftime deficit. >> announcer: this portion of "cbs morning news" sponsored by allegra allergy relief. sponsored by allegra allergy relief. to the trailblazers. the heavy lifters. just for men does more than get rid of gray, your facial hair looks fuller, thicker, the best beard ever. after all, you're not just a champion of saturday afternoons.... you're a champion of facial hair. just for men mustache and beard. before we craft it into a sandwich. the amazingly tender roasted turkey --
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,,,, here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. in sports, the philadelphia eagles are becoming the comeback kids of the nfl. the eagles trailed the colts 17-6 at the half, but nick foles threw a tying touchdown pass with just over three minutes to
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go, then he set up codey harky for the 36-yard field goal as time expired. the eagles beat the colts 30-27. they won the first two games despite trailing 14 or more points at the half. and week three of the nfl starts right here on cbs thursday night. the tampa bay buccaneers travel to atlanta to take on the falcons. our coverage starts at 7:30 eastern, 6:30 central. in baseball, the los angeles angel, the first team to clench a playoff suit. matt shoemaker. allows the seattle mariners just five hits. and l.a. is assured of a postseason wildcard berth for the first time since 209. in the national league, stephen strasburg pitched the washington national to the verge of the playoffs. washington beat atlanta 4-2 and can clinch the division by beating the braves tonight. this is the "cbs morning news." ♪
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president obama awarded the medal of honor monday to two vietnam war heroes. the brother of army specialist donald sloat received the honor on his behalf. sloat was killed using his own body to shield fellow soldiers from an exploding grenade. and army command sergeant major bennie adkins was presented with his medal, and he told his story to david martin. >> reporter: the saga of sergeant bennie adkins reads more like hollywood than something that happened to a real person. cut off, low on ammo and outnumbered 10 to 1. >> we would hear the north vietnamese chanting getting ready to make the assault. >> reporter: it was march, 1966, a remote outpost in the heavily jungled a shau valley manned by
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17 green berets and about 400 south vietnamese troops came under attack. how accurate was their fire? >> super accurate. >> reporter: did you get hit? >> yes. >> reporter: how many times were you wounded? >> they treated me very -- >> reporter: two regiments came out of the jungle. >> they'd get into camp with us and it was hand to hand combat. >> reporter: green berets suffered 100% casualties. five dead, 12 wounded. adkins stayed behind to fight at one point dashing outside the camp's perimeter to relieve desperately needed ammunition that had been dropped by parachute and landed in the middle of a mine field. a south vietnamese soldier was hit by enemy fire. >> i was carrying him back to the camp, and north vietnamese shot and killed him and wounded me a little through his body. >> reporter: after 38 hours of nonstop combat, helicopters
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finally broke through to evacuate the survivors. how many helicopters got in? >> five or six maybe. the others were shot down. >> reporter: but adkins missed the last helicopter out. so he led four other survivors into the jungle. >> that is the night that the tiger stalked us. >> reporter: you heard right, a tiger. >> we could see the eyes and hear this tiger. and the tiger could smell the blood on us and comes back at the north vietnamese soldiers who were more afraid of the tiger than they were us. they backed off and we were gone. >> reporter: so the tiger saved your life? >> absolutely. >> reporter: the next day, a helicopter rescued them. but adkins who was estimated to have single handedly killed as many as 175 of enemy fighters
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wasn't done fighting. he grabbed a machine gun. and got a few shots. >> yes. i'd call that a business card on the way out. >> reporter: all the green berets were decorated but incredibly adkins did not receive the medal of honor until now, 48 years later. david martin, cbs news, washington. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the latest on tropical storm odile. that is the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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and i good morning everyone, it's tuesday, september 16th. i'm michelle griego. >> and hi everyone, i'm frank mallicoat. i think -- i had to think this for a minute.
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it's nearly 4:30 and we have lawrence, in fact we're al back. but then liz took off and there you go. >> it's been a while. welcome back. >> welcome back. >> we're going to get you some coffee and get you going there. >> very good idea. >> looks like outside we have some patchy fog this morning. guess what though? off the coastline there are a couple of rain drops, soon visit the bay area? we will talk about that coming up. all right a look at the drive this morning. here's a live look at 880 so far no accidents and a much different story than it was yesterday but we have roadwork northbound 880 from 16th to broadway. closed until 5:00 a.m. all right thanks. >> some breaking news now in san jose. crews are on the scene of a pallet fire on the north side of the city at a lumberyard. these are photos provided by the san jose fire department. the fire was first sorted just before -- reported 2:00 this morning at a. 1 lumber. the fire has a stretch of oakland road closed in both directions. the cause at this point is

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