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continues. for others, check back with us a little later for the morningor captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, august 24th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking overnight. the death toll is climbing in italy, after a massive earthquake rocked several cities in the early morning hours. to the race for the white house. a new report puts clinton foundation donors in face-to-face meetings with the former secretary of state, fueling pay for play allegations. and donald trump's claims hillary clinton is unfit to serve. and trump keeps hinting at a shift in his immigration policy, but he has not announced specifics yet, but one thing is clear.
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>> we are going to build the wall! good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, overnight, a powerful earthquake hit central italy. the initial quake was followed by at least seven strong aftershocks. significant damage is reported and there are unconfirmed reports of at least 11 deaths. the magnitude 6.2 quake rocked the heart of italy. it was centered 105 miles northeast of rome. numerous buildings and at least one bridge have collapsed. one mayor says his small town is gone. residents are trapped in rubble as rescue teams are trying to reach the seen and our seth doan is on the road in central italy heading to the hardest-hit areas.
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seth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the search for the survivors is under way with reports of some people still buried in buildings after that magnitude 6.2 quake. the two towns that were really hard-hit, amatrice and accumoli. speaking about the destruction, the mayor of amatrice told reporters that our town isn't here any more. the quake shook many people who were sleeping awake and shook as far away as rome. where i live, it shook the building at least 10 to 15 seconds. another strong aftershock that we could feel an hour after that. the pictures emerging from the f-center, which is in central italy, as you mentioned, reveals the destruction of buildings destroyed and stones and rubble littering the streets and cracked structures and buried cars. this is a remote mountainous region, a popular tourist
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destination at the end of a very popular time for italians to be taking vacation. we have seen pictures of regular citizens, some digging with their hands, working, trying to find survivors. because this is a remote mountainous region, there are reports of roads cut off and making it more difficult for rescuers and heavy equipment to make it in. this also is not far from the sight of that massive 6.3 magnitude earthquake in l'aquila in 2009 which killed 300 people. >> seth, thank you. travel safely. in this country, the associated reports a large number of people who were granted meetings with hillary clinton when she was secretary of state, donated to the clinton foundation. and donald trump says he is willing to soften his immigration policy but he offered no specifics. brian webb is here in new york with more. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. donald trump is calling for a
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special proper to investigate clinton's connection to the foreign donors to find out if they got preferential treatment while she was secretary of state. >> reporter: hillary clinton greeted supporters after a full day of fund-raising in california as her past involvement with her family's charitable foundation comes under more scrutiny. an associated press report out tuesday claims more than half of the people outside of government who met with clinton during her time as secretary of state all donated in some way to the clinton foundation. the ap says the meetings could pose ethical challenges to a clinton presidency. but the clinton campaign pushed back, saying the report relied on flawed data and provides a distorted portrayal of clinton's schedule. >> welcome, donald trump. >> reporter: at a town hall event yesterday, donald trump called the development evidence of the democratic nominee's so-called pay to play politics. >> they didn't get the access to
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say hello. they got the access because they wanted things and if you trace it back, you're going to find out that they got plenty. >> so you are going to build the wall? >> yeah. 100%. >> reporter: the republican candidate also signaled a new approach to his signature policy, calling for millions of undocumented immigrants to be deported. >> there certainly could be a softening because we are not looking to hurt people. we have some great, great people in this country, so but we are going to follow the laws of this country. >> reporter: clinton is expected to take aim at trump's so-called divisive view of america when she returns to the public eye tomorrow in nevada. so hillary clinton remains off the campaign trail today, attending more fund-raisers in california. donald trump holds events in missouri and mississippi. there are now less than 80 days until the election. >> brian webb here in new york, thank you so much, brian. folks in omaha, nebraska, are working to recover from a powerful storm system that brought heavy rains and wind gusts over 90 miles per hour.
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this is video from the omaha world herald. the storm hit late last night and flooding rains stranded drivers and knocked out electricity to nearly 20,000 customers. that is according to the oklahoma public power district. the strong winds caused damage at the omaha airport and forced it to close. back overseas now. early this morning, turkish forces, joined by u.s. aircraft, began an operation against isis in syria. the primary targets were islamic militants held up near a syrian border town. besides turkish war planes, turkish tanks fired on rebel position across the border and the police rounded up suspected isis members in istanbul. vice president joe biden arrived in ankara, turkey, this morning. he is there for talks. a knife attack in roanoke, virginia, is described as a possible act of terror.
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the suspect wassail farooqi allegedly shouted allahu akbar, an arabic phrase for god is great, as he stabbed two people. he is held without bail. police believe he had no connection to the victims. officials in southern louisiana say it will take months, if not more, to recover from the devastating flooding that left at least 13 people dead. neighborhoods are filled with moldy carpet and water-logged furniture and personal items as residents empty their homes. president obama visited the area yesterday. manuel bojorquez reports. >> i'm so sorry. >> reporter: president obama walked through a devastated neighbor in zachary, louisiana, urging victims to apply for federal aid. >> have you applied to fema? >> reporter: while acknowledging a full recovery will require more. >> federal assistance alone will not be enough to make people's lives whole again. i'm asking every american to do what you can to help get families and local businesses back on their feet. >> reporter: the president's visit comes as he faced criticism over his own response.
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last friday, republican nominee donald trump toured the area and blasted president obama for not cutting short his new england vacation to do the same. >> i guaranteed you, nobody on this block, none of the first responders, nobody gives a hoot whether you're democrat or republican. what they care about is making sure they are getting the drywall out and the carpet out, and there is not any mold building. >> reporter: the number of registrations for emergency assistance continues to rise, now at more than 115,000, including that of amy and samuel cave in nearby denham springs. >> we got a newborn on the way thanksgiving day. we don't know where we are going to bring him. >> reporter: volunteers are helping them sort through the few things they might be able to save. >> it's heart warming seeing everybody come, of course, but it's just your whole world is gone. i mean, all of the clothes, all of the bed stuff, all of the baby things. everything is gone. >> manuel bojorquez, cbs news, zachary, louisiana. zika has jumped to florida's
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gulf coast. governor rick scott says one person in pinellas county, near tampa bay, has the virus. the infection is not travel-related. it is the state's first case outside of the miami area. four new cases linked to mosquitoes are confirmed in miami. crews are scouring the city to clean up standing water where the insects can breed. a tropical storm in the atlantic could become a hurricane by day's end. gaston is in the far eastern zone of the ocean and it's not expected to reach land. forecasters say it will turn northwest and weaken in a few days. coming up on the "morning news." ugly allegations against fox news. another former host on the cable channel files a sexual harassment lawsuit. and we will meet the teacher who is getting high marks on social media for her no homework policy. this is the "cbs morning news." a two week probiotic challenge
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he says he has no harm to the u.s. or any other country. pentagon officials claim he is a threat but never admit he was an al qaeda leader. "the new york times" reports another sexual harassment lawsuit against fox news. former host andrea sataro calls the network a, quote, sex-fuelled mansion like a cult. she had she was taken off the air for complaining about advances from former fox chief roger ailes. the network denies it. new drinking rules at stanford. the university provides hard liquor at undergraduate parties on campus and shots of liquor are banned at all parties. critics say the rules are unenforceable. "wall street journal" reports that graduate students who teach at private colleges may join unions. a federal labor panel ruled yesterday in favor of some columbia university students. the decision could affect tens of thousands of students nationwide. "the washington post" says a texas teacher who stopped assigning homework is getting high marks from social media pundits. brandy young wants her second grade pupils to spend more time with their families.
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fed chair janet yellen is scheduled to speak at a conference. the dow gained 17 points yesterday and the s&p finished four points higher, the nasdaq gained 15. the second year in a row, jennifer lawrence is the world's highest paid actress. "forbes" magazine reports that jennifer lawrence who stars in the hunger games franchise earned $46 million over 12 months. and followed by melissa mccarthy who earned 33 million and scarlett johansson who earned 25 million. tesla has a battery that has new range. that means faster acceleration. the new 100 kilowatt battery is available on high-end model of the tesla model s. the new battery extends its range over 300 miles and will do zero to 60 in 2.5 seconds. tesla says it makes it the fastest accelerating car currently in production. spotify is reportedly trying to negotiate or renegotiate contracts with record labels. spotify is currently operating on short-term extensions of old contracts.
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"wall street journal" reports that spotify wants to pay a smaller share to record companies and artists. spotify is expected to go public next year. new contracts could make it more attractive to investors. and google says it's cracking down on pop-up ads that make it harder for users to view the content that they are actually searching for. starting next year, google will not rank as highly pages or contents is not easily accessible because of a pop-up. for instance, showing a pop-up that covers the main content or page where the user has to get rid of that act before accessing the main contact. i hate those popups. >> me too. a modern frustration, for sure. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, jill. still ahead, a medical milestone. we will meet a boy who is adapting to his new life after a successful double hand transplant. the whiteness
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the sidewalk. we're now learning what may have caused that crash. and hillary clinton is in the bay area this morning, preparing for fundraisers... plus, is donald trump softening his number one campaign promise? join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30. good morning. it's wednesday, august 24th. i'm kenny choi. ,$8drw here's a look at today's
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forecast in some cities around the country. a 9-year-old maryland boy is showing amazing progress, one year after receiving a double hand transplant. brook silva-braga has more on the milestone operation. >> reporter: it's been a busy year for 9-year-old zion harvey and his mom patty ray, as they both adjust to his new life with his new hands. >> it still feels like i'm living my dream. it's his dream, but it's mine too. >> reporter: last summer, zion became the first child to undergo a double hand transplant. >> we could not have had a better first patient. >> reporter: his rapid recovery has allowed him to write in his journal and zip his clothes. he even threw out the first pitch at a baltimore orioles
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game. the only limits now seem to come from his mom. >> she won't let me try out for football. >> or baseball. >> why not? >> too dangerous. >> reporter: zion lost his hands and feet due to an infection when he was 2 years old. his new hands transplanted from another boy in a ten-hour procedure here are designed to grow as he does. the team of doctors and therapists say through rigorous physical therapy, he has trained his brain to communicate with his new hands, after not having any for six years. >> he was seen five days a week for three hours of occupational therapy a day for ten months. >> squeeze. >> he has learned to bake, play with toys. even passed out the cake at his 9th birthday party. >> who didn't get one? >> so what is left on the bucket list? >> convince mom to let me play football. >> reporter: brook silva-braga for cbs news, philadelphia. >> that is remarkable.
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florida is reporting five more zika infections. spread by mosquitoes. that brings the total number to 42. david begnaud looks at how officials in miami are trying to contain the transmission zones. >> reporter: in miami beach, city sanitation crews spent hours looking for and vacuuming standing water. it's a breeding ground for zika carry mosquitoes. we followed code compliance inspectors, also making their round, searching for standing water. >> the stuff we are looking for. >> they found it in an alley at a construction site. we noticed a cement truck dripping water. these two officers took action. >> we are going to issue a violation for creating a health
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hazard and nuisance when is a thousand dollar violation. >> reporter: quickly, somebody grabbed a broom and started sweeping. look at a what we noticed. an air-conditioner unit where water is dripping. it's just a drip but look at the puddle it's creating at the the problem code officials have, what do you tell people? turn or the air-conditioner? it's 91 degrees on the island. the code investigator issued a code violation. they have a week to correct the action. erika thomas is waiting for this type of action. she lives in the wynwood zika zone. outside her apartment is standing water on a rooftop. after calling and tweeting pictures to city officials, she didn't like what she was told, tweeting, my situation in wynwood will be handled in 24 to 72 hours. what a joke. >> if you know anything about mosquitoes, that's a long time for a lot to happen. >> reporter: david begnaud, cbs news, miami beach, florida. here is another look at this
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morning's top story. recovery efforts are under way in central italy after a powerful earthquake caused significant damage. at least 11 people are reported to have been killed. the 6.2 magnitude quake was centered 105 miles northeast of rome. it hit early this morning and was followed by at least seven strong aftershocks. buildings in several small towns have been flattened, trapping residents. rescue crews are using buckets and their hands to try and reach survivors. one bridge collapsed, hampering rescue efforts. and one mayor says his small town is all but gone. pope francis, saddened by the earthquake, cancelled a speech he would have given to his general audience and, instead, prayed with the crowd for victims and survivors. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on the breaking developments from italy on the earthquake. plus, "forbes" reveals its annual ranking of the world's most innovative companies. and a animated children's show
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that features songs by the beatles. that is the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ,$8drw ,,
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it is time to rises and shine as we take a look at a clear shot of the bay bridge this morning. it's wednesday, august 24.
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i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. are you lose your voice? >> yes, let me clear it. >> someone get this man some water. how are you doing, everyone? good morning. how are you? >> good morning. >> a little cobwebs this morning? a little bit. >> you must have the deliberation tv sports package and watching all the sports on tv an cheering on the a's to their victory last night. right now visibility not an issue, mild temperatures in the 50s and 60s. we have another day of haze in the south bay and santa clara valley due to the fire of the south of the bay area. numbers peaking today 60s through 90s. >> good morning. let's take a look at some road closures to keep you updated on south bay in milpitas. westbound and eastbound 237 connector ramp to 880 are closed and then oakland on

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