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it's tuesday, june 21st, % 2016. this is the cbs morning news. breaking overnight, firefighters in l.a. are struggling to get two wildfires under control before they merge into one mass i have inferno. this morning hundreds of people have been forced to flee their homes but some relief is in sight. >> donald trump dumped his campaign manager after weeks of controversy and poll numbers and now he's not only trailing hillary clinton in the polls but
he's behind in something he holds dear, money. and police transcripts shed new light to the orlando terror attack. concerns that those killed were victims of police gunfire. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquaters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm. >> lachina: -- i'm ann marie green. two new wildfires are burning out of control northeast of los angeles forcing the he evacuations of hundreds of homes. some 4500 acres have burned. the state's largest active fire engulfed nearly 8,000 acres. good morning. the good news is temperatures have cooled off and the winds
have died down but that hasn't stopped big fires from popping upright next to home. the pair of fast moving wildfires continue to burn through brush in the mountains overnight as firefighters work to keep them from merging. >> there's a lot of homes here. >> the fires erupted monday amid an intense heat wave prompting hundreds of evacuations north of los angeles. >> we ask you to bring your medication and items of clothing in case the evacuation lasts longer than a day or two. >> it was sparked by a fatal car crash. less than two hours later the second started burning in the city of duarte. he fought to save his home. >> i felt lucky. it's scary. >> others packed up their pets and belongings and got out. >> you hope for the best.
hope everybody is okay. >> the fast moving fire hit on a day that temperatures hit triple digits across southern california. the heat and rugged terrain making it difficult to get an upper hand. ash falling from the sky lead to more misery from residents. >> watching this fire made it worse so now we have ash falling. >> the heat wave will continue before expanding to the middle of the country. amazingly no structures have been damaged yet in this fire but in the process a sheriff's deputy suffered heat exhaustion and a firefighter did suffer minor injuries. cbs news in duarte, california. >> now politics and donald trump's former campaign manager corey lewandowski understands why he was fired. >> corey lewandowski has been by
donald trump's side since the beginning of the campaign. but his relations with other trump aids republican officials and the press lead for frequent called for him to be fired. trump refused. >> i don't disguard people. i stay with people. >> he even stayed with him after he was charged with misdemeanor battery for grabbing a reporter by the arm. the report was dropped. but trailing hillary clinton in the polls, numbers have called for his head including trump's children. in a brief statement a trump spokeswoman said lewandowski will no longer be working with the campaign. >> i had a great privilege and an honor for being part of this for the last 18 and 19 months and i have no regrets. >> it comes amid a series of
controversy. the latest followed the orlando massacre when trump tweeted appreciate the congrats for being right on radical islamic terrorism. he wished the club goers had been armed. even the nra said combining drugs and drinking is going too far. it leaves trump's chief strategist in charge. now they are trying to turn hill into a more conditioned candidate. a big change from the philosophy of let trump be trump. >> fund-raising is one problem the trump campaign is having. the latest information shows trump zbeting crushed by the clinton fund-raising operation. clinton's war chest totals more than $42 million while trump started the month with just under 1.3 million. trump attends a fund-raiser here
in new york today while clinton is exelected to pabt him as unfit to lead the nation's economy during a speech in columbus ohio. a british man that said he wanted to kill donald trump is being held without bail in las vegas. at a trump rally type of action going on. the first call came in a half hour after the attack began. >> reporter: orlando gunman omar mateen identified himself as a islamic soldier and said to tell america to stop bombing syria and iraq and that is why he was out here right now. on monday the fbi released the
transcript of the three calls between mateen and hostage negotiators during the rampage. >> we're not releasing the audio but while the killer made these murderous statements he did so in a chilling, calm, and deliberate manner. >> reporter: mateen also said there was a car with bombs outside the scene and you people are going to get it and i'm going to ignite it if they try to do anything stupid. some parts of the conversations were initially blacked out including mateen's pledge to isis. late monday the department of justice released a nonredacted version. still city officials refuse to release hundreds of other 911 calls they say out of respect to the victim's families. orlando police say they're defending themselves for criticism for how they responded to the shooting. the chief is not ruling out the possibility that some of the victims were shot by officers during the frantic search for
mateen. >> that's part of the investigation but those killings are unsuspect. >> reporter: loretta lynch plans to meet investigators and survivors in orlando today. the latest gun control effort in the senate fell short. the senate voted down four separate gun control measures. lawmakers took up two separate issues which are background checks and how to ensure those with terrorist ties can't buy a gun. democrats and republicans introduced dualing bills. chris murphy lead last week's filibuster. >> i'm mort ified but not surprised by it. there's a vice like grip on this place even when 90% of the american public wants change. >> 55% of americans are in favor
of stricter laws. 54% favor a ban on the manufacturing of and sale and also possession of semiautomatic weapons and 87% say those on the government terrorist watch list or no fly list should be prevented from owning guns. vice president joe biden discussed gun control and other issue during an interview with charlie rose. he cautioned that isolating muslims would damage u.s. security. >> if we don't cooperate, if we talk about them being not particularly useful or competent. if we go out there and there's 1.5 million muslims in the world. if we make the religion the enemy, where are we going to get the cooperation. >> but is that what donald trump is doing in your judgment? >> yes. >> you can see more of the interview with biden coming up on cbs this morning. biden talks about gun control, politics and his relationship
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things. >> you are somebody that now has some experience and i am about to retire. i am not quite as young as you still but relatively young. >> the two sat down earlier this month at the white house for jeter's blog, the player's tribune. the full interview hits the website tomorrow. some headlines on the morning newsstands now. apple ceo tim cook will host a california fund-raiser for a republican. house speaker paul ryan. it's not a company event. cook is trying to court both political parties. he pulled support from the upcoming republican national convention because of the t wanted favors. one officer accepted a private flight to vegas with a prostitute on board.
the baltimore sun reports a judge will rule on thursday in the case of a police officer charged in freddie gray's death. closing arguments were delivered yesterday in the trial. he drove the van that carried gray. he died last year from a broken neck he suffered while inside the van. they report progress and a $2 billion plan to help california's homeless. the state program would pay to house them and treat those with mental illnesses. california had more than 115,000 homeless people last year. still ahead, a bounce house scare all caught on video. high winds lift an still ahead, a bounce house scare all caught on video. high winds lift an inflatable house into the air and near some dangerous power lines. now that's a treat! light & fit crunch. feel free to enjoy. be the you who doesn't cover your moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.
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volkswagen executive is ubd scrutiny and americans get a taste of cuban coffee for the first time in decades. >> good morning. fed chair janet yellen heads to capitol hill today. on wall street stocks gained ground as investors are confident that britain will not lead the european union. the dow climbed 129 points and the s&p gained 12 and nasdaq 36 points higher. the former ceo of volkswagen is being investigated over the emissions scandal. they admitted to rigging cars to cheat on u.s. emissions tests. prosecutors want to know if they informed investors soon enough about the scandal. cuban coffee is coming to america for the first time in more than 50 years but there is a catch. nespresso will be selling it this fall but only for its home brewers. the treasury department gave the okay. they purchased the coffee in europe where it will be processed and packaged. and fit bit updated it's sleeping tracker app. it will look at previous sleep patterns and suggest a sleep
goal and offer bed tile and wake up times and give sleep reminders. we should all be sleeping right now. >> that's the last thing i need is something else nagging me about my lack of sleep. >> thank god for cuban coffee. >> indeed. thanks, jill. still to come an actor's death is under investigation. it's raising new concerns about electronic shifters.
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♪ ♪ fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars ♪ >> sunset on the first way of summer made way for a magnificent full moon. it's nicknamed the strawberry moon. the last time this happened was in 1967 and some remember that time as the summer of love. keep your stories to yourself. i'm sure there's some good ones. the death of a young hollywood actor could be linked to a vehicle recall. he died sunday when he was hit by his own jeep cherokee under recall. >> reporter: 27-year-old anton was found pinned between his 2015 jeep grand cherokee and a fence at his home in los angeles. the lapd says the suv was on and rolled into the star trek star because he may not have put it into park properly.
it's too early to know if the computerized shifter paid into the accident. the e-shift lacks the grooves and sensation of moving the car into park, drive or reverse and there's been more than 600 complaints about the vehicles not going into park and in some cases rolling away. in april they voluntarily recalled 1.1 million vehicles including the 2014 and 2015 jeep grand cherokees but company documents show the fix wasn't expected to be offered until at least july. cbs news first reported about this in march. gary told us about issuing with his 2014 jeep grand cherokee. >> i get out of the jeep and thought it was in park and it was in reverse still.
>> reporter: we drove a similar vehicle in connecticut. >> here and i guess it's because there's not a -- i pushed all the way forward. it doesn't mean i end up in park. >> fiat chrysler says we extend our most sincere condolences. the company is in contact with the authorities and is conducting a thorough investigation. cbs news washington. visit legalzoom today. the legal help you can count on. legalzoom. legal help is here. the fastest delivery guy in chicago. meet maximum strength mylanta®. like owen, it works fast. unlike him, it makes heartburn go away. strong and soothing. new mylanta®. faster than heartburn. jill and kate use the same dishwasher. same detergent. but only jill ends up with wet, spotty glasses.
two new wildfires broke out northeast of los angeles. residents have been forced to evacuate. the fires are among more than a dozen burning out west. extreme triple digit temperatures are blamed for five deaths over the weekend and the fbi released partial transcripts of calls between the orlando gunman and 911 operators.
the calls started half an hour after the shooting began. he told the operator i'm in orlando and i did the shooting. he also warned there would be more attacks. stars of the broadway stage got together to help the victims of the orlando shooting. ♪ >> reporter: oh, i like that. >> broadway producer james wesley and his husband it was a no brainer. the hit song of the 1960s recast as a rallying cry against the orlando massacre. in just two days they corralled 60 of broadway's biggest stars. crammed into a small new york studio many recorded their parts before heading back to their own shows. ♪ there are cornfields and wheat fields ♪ >> did somebody not get a solo that wanted a solo? >> we'll find out when the lawsuit happens. >> reporter: all proceeds will go to help the night club
victims and the lgbt community in orlando. >> you feel very alone when you're growing up gay and if this young gay kid can say these major stars and beautiful artists are saying it's okay to be me they can grow up with a sense of love and hope. >> now people will be able to listen to the song. feel connected. feel a sense of hope. feel maybe a little ting of optimism they haven't had in awhile. >> we want to put out as much love into the world as we can. >> love must prevail. >> love must prevail.
[ speaking foreign language ] >> you have love on this side and fear on this. >> love wins. it always does. that's the thing. it always does. >> out of the horror, a call f harmony. cbs news, new york. >> coming up on cbs this morning, a closer look at the risky mission to rescue a sick worker at the south pole. plus new problems in rio six weeks before the olympics kick off. i'm ann marie green. have a great day. ,,,,
and yellow lights. >> oh, i know. >> but something over the bay bridge heading west to the lights for lgbt, a rainbow. i don't know if it's the embarcadero or what illuminated. i couldn't tell, i was driving. >> keep your eyes on the road. >> i saw the light. [laughter] >> good morning, everybody. we'll get a check of traffic but first, roberta. 99 in brentwood, and you said you felt the heat yesterday as well. and temperatures, pretty mild getting ready to kickstart your tuesday. just turning 61 in mountain view and cooling along the coast, upper 60s to low 70s for the most part but inland, a scorcher. 96 in fairfield and 98, 99 in brentwood and discovery bay. we