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it's like a circle of blackness around my house. how they did what they did, it's a miracle. >> firefighters in northern california make progress against a growing wildfire, but the threat remains today of more fires throughout the northwest. more drama in the deflategate saga. newly released transcripts of nfl proceedings show tom brady shared concerns with officials about air levels in footballs and was told he would not face punishment if he didn't turn over his cell phone. donald trump will be front and center at the republican presidential debate. the outspoken gop front-runner headlines a list of ten candidates getting ready for tomorrow's primetime showdown. and baby benefits.
netflix makes a move that has employees and parents cheering and could be a game changer for companies allowing workers unlimited leave for one year to care for a new baby. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, august 5th, 2015. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. a new and explosive wildfire is threatening to wipe an entire town off the map in washington state. the fast-moving fire is forcing hundreds of families from their homes in roosevelt near the oregon border. the flames raced across grasslands overnight lighting up the sky. several buildings have been destroyed. red flag warnings are up throughout the pacific northwest. parts of washington, oregon, and idaho face sharply higher fire danger because of heavy winds and low humidity. meanwhile, fire crews are starting to make progress
against the massive rocky fire in northern california. nick jaynes of our sacramento station kovr says the weather is helping. >> reporter: from an angry smoke-filled blackened sky to blue skies, what an incredible difference one day made. >> there's a lot of hope. a lot of hope. >> reporter: exhausted rocky fire evacuees have eaten and slept in a moose lodge parking lot off highway 20. >> this is our third day. >> reporter: long time. >> it is. it's a long time. >> reporter: tuesday they finally had reason to smile. cooler weather, even a few rain drops slowed the spread of the devastating fire. >> to get a few rain drops, that's almost a miracle this time of year. >> that's what i kept telling people. do a rain dance. keep it coming. >> reporter: for some, a day that began with fear of the unknown. >> you're not sure what you're coming back to. >> i did not know what i was coming back to. >> reporter: brought tearful relief.
>> amazing. amazing. they're amazing. they put their lives at risk for our replaceable items. >> reporter: for jennifer and doug marshall, that is a miracle. they live not far from the massive destructive wildfire. their home, once surrounded on all sides by fire, is still standing. >> it's like a circle of blackness around my house. how they did what he they did, it's a miracle. a true miracle. >> reporter: high atop this blackened ridge, the damage and where the fire has been comes into sharp focus. firefighters grateful for the weather, a godsend. >> as nice as it's been, as long as it's been, it was definitely unexpect unexpected. >> reporter: even rain drops. >> definitely unexpected. >> reporter: they caution though the rocky fire may look under control, appearances may be deceiving. nick jaynes, cbs news, lake county, florida. parts of the country's mid section are bracing for potentially dangerous weather this morning. thunderstorms are forecast across the central plains and mississippi valley. the main threats are large hail and damaging wind.
boston is cleaning up after getting pounded by a line of powerful thunderstorms. the area was lashed by massive hail, some as large as eggs. the hail coated streets and sidewalks. investigators in new hampshire want to know why a circus ignored warnings about the weather. the storm packing 60-mile-an-hour winds killed two people monday when a tent collapsed. more than 30 others were hurt. the state fire marshall said the show started seven minutes after the national weather service put out a severe thunderstorm warning. the final slots are filled for the first republican presidential debate. the top ten candidates in the polls headlined by donald trump will face off tomorrow night in ohio. craig boswell has a preview from washington. >> reporter: the lineup for the first presidential debate of the campaign is set. the top ten candidates from an average of national polls were selected to take the stage thursday night. >> we're leading by a lot. number one in the polls.
>> reporter: but attention is clearly focused on the front-runner, donald trump, whose outspoken style has him out front in nearly every national poll, including the cbs news poll released tuesday morning. >> people are so starved for candor from politicians that they are rushing to him because he appears to say what's on his mind. >> reporter: for the rest of the candidates thursday's debate gives them a chance to go face to face. >> executing an attack on trump that would be successful is a very high wire act. >> reporter: those not in the top ten must take the stage hours earlier when fewer voters will be able to tune in. bob lehrmam, a top professor at american university, said all is not lost for the candidates kept out of the main debate. >> doesn't mean you can't do well if you're in the second tier. wow, i didn't know he was so effective. >> reporter: the candidates who failed to make the cut this round have a month to get their numbers up before the next debate in september. craig boswell, cbs news, washington.
coming up on "cbs this morning," republican national committee chairman reince priebus weighs in. the washington post reports the fbi has opened an investigation into hillary clinton's private e-mail server. the paper says the bureau contacted the colorado firm that helped manage the system clinton used as secretary of state. her lawyer confirms he was contacted by the fbi about the security of a thumb drive containing her e-mails. now the e-mail controversy is weighing on clinton's campaign. 55% of registered voters in a new cbs news poll say they do not view her as honest and trustworthy. president obama says it would be a historic mistake for congress to reject the iran nuclear deal. he calls this the most important foreign policy debate since the iraq war. he will make the case in a speech today at american university.
on tuesday israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu lobbied against the agreement. he participated in a live webcast aimed at american jewish groups. he told participants the deal paves the way for an iranian nuclear bomb. a newly released transcript sheds light on tom brady's fight to overturn his suspension. the nfl player's union made the quarterback's testimony to roger goodell public tuesday. the transcript was filed as part of the union's challenge to brady's four-game suspension. brian webb is in new york. brian, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. a federal judge is urging both tom brady and roger goodell to appear in court personally next week to reach an agreement before the start of the season next month. the 457 page appeal hearing transcript reveals tom brady testified under oath that he never asked anyone to alter footballs and that he first thought about football air pressure during a 2014 game against the new york jets.
brady testified, i thought possibly the referees added air to the balls. after looking into league guidelines the transcript shows brady told a team equipment manager to make sure officials didn't make the balls any bigger. brady also went into detail about how he routinely had his assistant destroy his own cell phones and said his lawyers provided numerous pages of phone records to nfl investigators from november of 2014 to march of 2015 in hopes of clearing him of any wrongdoing. former teammate willie mcginest came to brady's defense. >> we all support tom. you know, if tom looks me in the eye and said that he had nothing to do with it, then i have to believe him. >> reporter: the transcript was made public after the nfl players' association filed a counterclaim against the nfl in a manhattan federal court asking that brady's four-game suspension be dropped. the nfl upheld the punishment last week finding brady and the patriots used under inflated balls during the nfc
championship game against the indianapolis colts. we also learned the cost of the deflategate investigation. the league said it ranged from 2.5 to $3 million not counting the legal fees that are going up by the day. anne-marie. >> that's a lot of money. brian webb here in new york. thank you, brian. french experts are starting their analysis today of the airplane debris that washed up last week. investigators will try to determine if the wing fragment belongs to the doomed malaysian airlines jet liner. an expert from boeing has already said the flaperon is from a boeing 777 wing. flight 370 is the only missing 777 in the world. southeast asia is bracing for a super typhoon. typhoon soudelor strengthened to the year's most powerful storm. it clocked winds of more than 180 miles an hour in the pacific before losing some steam on tuesday. it's hitting the philippines today before it moves on to japan and china.
coming up on "the morning news" an illegal drone delivery. an unmanned aircraft drops off drugs at a prison sparking a brawl amongst inmates. and a firefighter's helmet camera offers a firsthand look at the dangers of his job. this is the "cbs morning news." his job. this is the "cbs morning news." so why treat your mouth any differently. brushing alone does less than half the job, leaving behind millions of germs. complete the job with listerine®. kill up to 99 percent of germs. and prevent plaque, early gum disease and bad breath. complete the job with listerine®. power to your mouth™! also try listerine® pocket packs to kill bad breath germs on the go.
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12 people killed explaining what they've lost. >> i am now a single mother of one child. he was one of the two best things i ever did, and now my life is basically half of what it was. >> more family members will testify today. the last round of closing arguments could take place tomorrow. prison officials in ohio are investigating the delivery of drugs by a flying drone. the contraband delivery at the mansfield correctional institution was made last month. guards say they found drugs in the prison's recreational yard after a fight had broken out earlier that day. officials said nine inmates were involved in the fight over the drugs. straight ahead, blind spot on the tarmac. a passenger plane in denver backs up into some trouble. and in "moneywatch," hard liquor crackdown. viagra laced alcohol is pulled from shelves. a number. icy has
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this morning the "los angeles times" released new video of the beating. moments before the violence begins the life guard is seen dumping a bucket of water on the attackers. the people were arrested. police say the fight began when the life guard asked one of the people to put out a cigarette. at denver international airport passengers had to get off of a southwest flight after it bumped into a catering truck after it pushed back from the gate. there were no injuries on the plane headed to san jose, california. the driver of the truck was taken to the hospital though for minor injuries. the 143 passengers had to switch to other flights while the jet was repaired. on the cbs "moneywatch," netflix changes the game for employees' parental leave and a crackdown on liquor with an unexpected boost. hena daniels is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, hena. >> good morning, anne-marie. netflix is offering its members
unlimited family leave benefits to improve its position in competitive hiring. it will offer unlimited maternity and paternity leave to all its workers. it will allow parents to take off as much time as they want during the first year after a child's birth or adoption and still get paid. >> if netflix does this, it's going to put pressure on all the other tech companies who want to keep their engineering staff and their people happy. >> and workers will also be able to return to work and then take more leave later in the year or simply work part time. investors will be watching more earnings reports today, including time warner and tesla motors. the dow lost 47 points on tuesday. the s&p 500 was down 4. the nasdaq fell 9 points. shares of apple stocks fell for the fifth straight day on tuesday. the slump is due to investor worries on whether apple can keep growing at a rapid pace in china.
the price of apple stock is at its lowest price in over six months. nieman marcus is going public. the luxury retailer has filed for an initial public offering. the dallas company has 41 locations. it expects to raise $100 million from the ipo. in its last fiscal year nieman marcus had $4.8 billion in revenue. two liquor makers in china are under investigation for spiking alcoholic drinks. the companies are accused of adding viagra to its liquor. the product is illegal in china. the drinks are often marketed for their supposed sexual health benefits. anne-marie? >> something to rev you up and slow you down in one shot. sounds questionable. hena daniels at the new york stock exchange. thank you, hena. it is not easy being green. when we return, details on a shocking celebrity split. and under the helmet, rams running back todd gurley takes us inside training camp by wearing a helmet camera. and deliciously rich guacamole
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here's a look at today's details on a shocking celebrity here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. throw one for kaiser. emotions running high at tuesday night's minor league baseball game in liberal, kansas. the sister of bat boy kaiser carlile threw out the first pitch. carlile died sunday after he was struck in the head by a bat. his initials were seen all around the stadium and worn by members of the team. >> the first place mets trailing in miami last night by one run, but they tied the game when wilmer flores bends his body to slide into home plate.
new york wins their fifth straight game, 5-1. here's what it looks like to be under the helmet of an nfl player. the st. louis rams attached a go pro camera to the rookie of running back todd gurley as he ran through some drills at training camp. gurley suffered a season-ending knee injury last year, but the tenth overall pick in the draft is hoping to win a starting job with the rams this season. don't forget we will be bringing you thursday night football again this year. our coverage kicks off september 17th when the denver broncos head to kansas city to take on the chiefs right here on cbs. finally, ben affleck and jennifer garner, blake shelton and miranda lambert and again stefani and gavin ross dale all celebrity couples who called it quits in recent weeks. well, now there's another star-studded split to tell you about. after years of an on again, off again romans, kermit the frog and miss piggy are breaking up. the muppet couple announced their breakup tuesday but they
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on the turnpike thi playing football on the turnpike in this accident. >> yeah, an unusual sight on the new jersey turnpike. stranded drivers passed time by playing football in the breakdown lane yesterday. people had been stuck for hours. many stepped out of their cars to stretch a little bit, and others teed off with their golf clubs. a fiery accident earlier in the day caused the massive backup on one of the nation's busiest toll roads. a dump truck crashed into an overpass. the driver was killed. the crash took out electric lines. the turnpike reopened to traffic last night. well, the hunter from zimbabwe who lured cecil to his death is due back in court today. he pleaded not guilty last week
on a charge of failing to prevent an illegal hunt, but he says he does not feel that he did anything wrong. and the florida home of walter palmer, the dentist who killed cecil was vandalized. someone spray painted the words lion killer on the home's garage doors on tuesday. they also left behind animal crackers as a sign of protest. researchers in southern california are celebrating the births of two new mountain lion cubs. national park service biologists are tracking them. adriana winegold of kcbs offers a first look of the baby lions. >> reporter: with their big blue eyes and spotted fur, these lion cubs are just about as cute as can be. >> this is good news. from more than a decade of research we've found that mountain lions here are reproducing successfully and they also seem to be getting enough to eat. >> reporter: both cubs are baby girls, three to four weeks from different mothers in completely opposite ends of the national
park study area. one lives in the santa monica mountains and the other farther north in santa suzanna mountains. national parks spokeswoman kate kirkdol says when a mother gifts birth she stays in the den for several weeks. that's how they tracked down the baby. >> even with the gps, it's like finding a needle in the haystack to actually find the kitten. you can see from the image howell hidden they are. >> one of the kittens, p 43 is the daughter of p 23, the lioness who was famously photographed on top of a deer. her daughter and a tiny lion are a bit less threatening especially when they're hanging out in their dens waiting for mom to come home. >> pretty cute. that was kcbs's adriana winegold reporting. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on the deadly legionnairse out
already hitting the roads starting off our wednesday. it is august 5. i'm maria medina. good morning. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 4:30 on the nose. and that signifies a little weather and traffic out of the gate. >> what an interesting day we had yesterday with the cooler conditions, the dry lightning around the area and today, all is calm. but it is heating back up again. good morning, everyone. we have a faint layer of stratus that's hanging tight to the coast and into the bay. look how calm those bay waters are. temperature-wise into the 60s. it's now 69 degrees in oakland. wow. 62 in san jose. later today, numbers pretty much where they should be around the bay but inland, soaring up to 88. your full forecast is minutes away. >> hi, liza. >> good morning, roberta. good morning, everybody. 880 still rolling well in both directions through oakland. there is an accident clearing on the 66th on-ramp to