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. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, august 7th, 2014. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. the people in hawaii are bracing for the first hurricane to make landfall in more than 20 years. the eye of hurricane iselle is expected to make landfall near or on the big island tonight. the storms have winds near 90 miles an hour. it could bring up to 12 inches of rain, and right behind hurricane julio poses another threat this weekend. bigad shaban is in hawaii with the storm preparations. >> reporter: schools, businesses, and some of hawaii's most popular tourist attractions will be closed today. since 1950 only three hurricanes have made landfall in hawaii and now the fourth, iselle, is
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expected to come to shore here in hilo in just a few hours. workers at hawaii hotels are boarding up. emergency responders are planning for the worst. a potential back-to-back hit from a pair of powerful storms. barney sheffield is the disaster coordinator for red cross in hawaii county and he's worried about potential damage to the ports. >> if it rains enough in hilo we would probably catch enough water for people to supply but there's a food problem. there's a limited amount of food at any one time. >> reporter: ivan piilani has seen a hurricane firsthand. it came through more than 30 years ago i i'm not worried but pretty anxious to see what happens. >> reporter: drivers face long lines to fill up on gas and many rush to fill up on food and water. within hours store shelves were
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empty. >> we have run out of water and we might not get shipments of that until thursday or friday. >> reporter: by then iselle is expected to leave hawaii with plenty of water of her own. an emergency spokesman said if there is a major disaster, they could have resources sent immediately from the west coast but if some of those supplies need to be shipped, it could take up to a week before they arrive. bee began shaban, cbs news, hilo, hawaii. the back-to-back storm systems could pack a punch for people in hawaii. eric fisher, meteorologist of our boston station wbbz is very busy this morning. >> we have three storms we're watching including genevieve that's well out in the ocean. of course, a lot of attention is on iselle which is close to hawaii. behind that is julio, about 500 miles away from the big island. still on its own but soon following a similar path.
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these storms in r in water that's not necessarily hot but warm enough. these are sea surface temperatures. usually your storms are stronger when they come from the south where the water is warmer. it should be enough to keep iselle a hurricane or at the very least a strong tropical storm at landfall it will cross the entire chain and expect by the time we head toward friday evening. there are a number of hurricanes up. in 21 years the warning is up for the big island. the entire chain under watches or wrarning. behind that we have julio. the track looks a little farther to the north and may spare hawaii for the worst.
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i'm meteorologist eric fisher for cbs news. a fast moving wild five forced the i evacuation for 275 homes in oregon, overnight. the fire, not far from the washington border, thick smoke has filled the air and the small city. fire officials say it is zero percent contained and has the potential to get worse. and this morning russia is raises its stakes. u.n. officials say about 20,000 highly rained russian troops are amassed along the borders in ukraine. heightened fears of an invasion. fighting has grown so intense the dutch prime minister announced wednesday that the search for remains of the victims of malaysia flight 17 will be halted. more than half of the 298 people were from the netherlands. the plane is believed to have been shot down by rebels using
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missiles. meanwhile russia is pushing back against sanction. russian president vladimir putin shows he is not backing down from the united states and european union. on wednesday he ordered trade cuts that include a ban on all u.s. agricultural imports for one year. that equals about $1.2 billion worth of business. it's just a small percentage of overall u.s. agricultural exports but the ban is expected to have the strongest impact on u.s. poultry industry. >> this will hurt. russia is important. it feeds into something that russia's been trying to accomplish for a long time and that's to build up its own agricultural production. >> reporter: the import ban is for retaliation over tough sanction put over russia's control in the ukraine crisis. they accuse russia of backing
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s separatists fighting in ukraine. president obama did not comment on the ban wednesday night but he did comment on the sanctions. >> sanctions are working as intended in putting enormous pressure and strain on the russian economy. he's going to be hurting his economy and his own people over the long term. >> the full list of products to be banned by russia will be published today. the u.s. sells about $300 billion worth of poultry to russia each year. other leading exports include tobacco, nuts, and soybeans. anne-marie? >> thank you so much. it's no surprise it's hurt the public's perception in tu stais. a new cbs poll shows 56% of americans see russia as unfriendly or an enemy. that's up sharply from 24% in 2007. the poll also shows many disapprove of howl president obama has handled the conflict. now, the president just wrapped
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up a historic three-day summit with african leaders amid the deadly ebola outbreak and he vows the u.s. will continue its work to help contain the virus. >> countries that have been affect ready the first to admit that what's happened here is that the public health systems have been overwhelmed. >> the president's comment comes just as the world health organization released new numbers about the outbreak. there are now more than 1,700 suspected cases of ebola in four west african nations. officials say the virus has killed 932 people so far. and despite the new number, some doctors on the ground believe the impact of the disease is much worse. debora patta is tracking developments in south africa. >> reporter: a top liberian health official tells us there may already be hundreds more fatalities than reported and the outbreak is going to get worse. one of the epicenters of the dae
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cease is in liberia's capital where there are only two treatment sterps. one of them has only 18 beds for ee bow va victims. that means many people are being left to die in their villages without any medical care. on the front line of the battle, many health workers have died. officials say it's because they don't have proper protective gear or adequate training, but it is fear of the disease that is causing more harm than the disease itself. >> we've got to use sanitizer. >> reporter: teams are patrolled neighborhoods to educate the public on how the disease is spread. it's causing people to hide sick relatives and bury their bodies in secret. what's different about this ebola outbreak is that it's the first time in the history of the disease that it spread to urban arias, places like the capital of liberia, home to more than 1
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million people have been hardly hit and it's proving to be extremely complicated. deborah pa tarks cbs news, johannesburg, south africa. close arguments began this morning in the trial of oscar pistorius as the five-month-long case comes to an end. the double amputee oliympian arrived in court this morning. he's accused of murdering his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. a judge will ultimately decide his fate. and a woman who snuck onboard a southwest airline flight without a ticket says she'll never do it again. 62-year-old marilyn hartman pleaded no contest in court yesterday. she passed by document checks in san jose, went through security, and boarded a plane without a ticket. hartman wasn't caught until she landed in los angeles, but she won't say how she did it. >> i don't want to help the enemy. i'm first and foremost an
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american. >> well, hartman tried the same stunt four times at san francisco's airport but she was never successful. coming up on the "morning news," group effort. dozens of passengers push a train to free a man trapped in the gap. and coin compensation. a man gets buckets and buckets of coins as payment. this is the "cbs morning news." save even more when you shop late friday and early saturday. find graphic tees that make a statement for back-to-school. like standout styles for girls 8.99 each. rock 'n tees for young men 12.99. boy's styles at 30 to 50% off. and junior's graphic tees just 11.99. for the little ones save 30% on disney frozen favorites. all while earning kohl's cash. come in this weekend to make a big statement at a not-so-big price! find your yes. kohl's. ♪
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forecast in some cities around the country. golf's biggest name will tee off in the sport's fourth and final major of the year. tiger woods arrived to cheer at the golf club in louisville for the pga championship. his participation was down after last week's injury forced him to withdraw from last week's tournament.on in
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six years due rash of injuries. cbs him healthy. >> a lot of people are looking forward to watching him. the game can be seen on cbs. our coverage begins saturday at 2:00 p.m. eastern and a final round begins sunday at 2:00 p.m. eastern. and a setback for all-time swimming champ michael phelps. he botched the turn in the 100-meter freestyle race and finished next to last. he will swim in the 100-meter butterfly on friday. in the comeback he hopes to make the u.s. team for this month pan pacific championships in
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australia. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we'll go to hawaii for hurricane iselle preparations. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." 1 pac of cascade complete cleans tough food better than 6 pacs of the bargain brand combined. cascade. beyond clean and shine. every time. than 6 pacs of the bargain brand combined. losing your chex mix too easily? deploy the boring potato chip decoy bag. with a variety of tastes and textures, only chex mix has twenty bags of interesting. pick your mix.
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close-up pictures of a comet. the european space agency released still photos of a comet 67-p taken from just 67 miles away from the rosetta space probe. this is the first time a spacecraft will be orbiting a comet. it will be observing the giant ball of dust and ice. in november it will dump a lander on its surface. now, president obama is considering using his executive authority to loosen immigration policy. the influx of illegal immigrants at the southern border has the law enforcement stretched thin. in texas, volunteers are helping. manuel bojorquez takes us there. >> reporter: we spent a few hours with reserve deputy as he tried to stop smugglers sneaking
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immigrants into brooks county. he was suspicious of this suv. >> we're slowing down, slowing down. we've got to a mobile out. r the cha r. >> reporter: the chase was out. >> we've got bailout. he was run over. >> reporter: out here, illegal immigrants goes beyond politics. it's a matter of life and death. brooks county can only afford one deputy per shift to cover 900 square miles. so covos who livs 900 miles away gives of his time to fill the gaps. >> we're all brothers. >> reporter: you're not even paid for this. you don't have health insurance. you're taking a big risk. >> i am taking a big risk. but the bigger risk is what happens to brooks when all the funds are deplete and there's no
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more manpower. that's the risk r 16 other police officers from outside brooks county have volunteer and been dep pew advertised here. they try to intercept smugglers before they dump off human cargo. the bodies of more than 400 who suck cub to the heat have been recovered in the brush. >> this is the prime example right here. >> reporter: this is what you're trying to avoid. >> this is what we're trying to avoid. >> reporter: chief martinez caves the bodies in a pickup. >> she's breathing. that's a good thing. >> reporter: the woman he helped has survived. he'll be back on patrol tonight. >> they just pass out, take their last breath. that doesn't sound like an american dream. >> reporter: the woman who appeared to be pushed from the suv is still in the hospital. her only form of identification was a mexican passport. the other people in the suv including smuggler all got away. manuel bojorquez, cbs news, fall
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fur yas, texas. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," closing arguments in the oscar pistorius murder trial. we'll get an update from south africa. and we'll show you a specially engineered tree that grows 40 differen kinds of fruit. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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"eyewitness news" starts with breaking news from delaware county a woman is found shot and stabbed to death in a drexel hill home now police seek a man wanted for questioning. it is thursday, august 7th good morning i'm ukee washington. i'm quarter von tiehl. also a couple is found dead in montgomery county, and pennsylvania state police are trying to determine how both of them died. and new this morning fire fighters battled flames as they tear through, three homes, in camden, lots to talk about this morning. we will get right to it but lets start with your forecast. it feels nice outside. >> i'm loving these temperatures, katie. >> it is beautiful. it is that perfect combination of low humidity we expect more sunshine today and it is warm but not oppressive at all. >> it is just warm. >> yes, it is nice. >> i like it.

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