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>> pelley: mass evacuation. a rapidly spreading california wildfire is now the size of san francisco. >> in my 40 years of fightingan fire i have never seen a fire behavior so extreme. >> also tonight, chaos at the top. donald trump goes through three campaign managers in eight weeks. the robbery mystery. >> they pulled out their gun. >> pelley: brazil orders u.s. olympian ryan lochte not to leave the country, but his family says he's already home. and turning the beauty of sport into an art form captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news"
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>> pelley: it hit hard, it hit fast, it hit with an intensity we hadn't seen before. those are the word of fire chief mark hartwig describing the wildfire in san bernardino county, california, that has forced a mass evacuation. the runaway fire exploded overnight, torching more than 30,000 acres and an untold number of homes. nearly 83,000 people have been the path of the fire. tonight, carter evans is on the fireline, 60 miles east of los angeles. >> reporter: massive flameses tearing through miles of dry brush, unstoppable. this is the nightmare wildfire chief mike wakoski has always feared. >> in my 40 years of fighting fire, i've never seen fire behavior so extreme. >> reporter: unprecedented, they say, the result of five years of drought. powerful winds are driving the
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communities, consuming local landed marks and homes. >> that building totally gone. >> reporter: after home after home. it looks like it just incinerated everything here. >> correct. it was very nondiscriminate in what it chose to take in its path. eric sherwin is with the fire department. >> we had to continue to retreat against the advancing wall of fire and that's something i haven't witnessed in this section ever. >> reporter: despite anal the fire continues to grow. this plane dropped its entire load, 12,000 gallons of retardant. it barely made a dent. in less than 24 hours, the blue cut fire mushroomed to 46 square miles, the size of the city of san francisco, so wide an area that firefighters could not reach home homes in time. ronnie moore watched helplessly as his house was destroyed. what's it like to sit here and watch this? >> this is worst thing ever. i just lost so much.
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>> reporter: and for a second day, the main road between southern california and las vegas remained inpassable. it's the afternoon hours when the fire is at its worst. that's when the temperatures are the highest, the humidity is the lowest, and the wind is beginning to blow. and, scott, that's putting even more homes in jeopardy, like the one right here. >> pelley: carter evans on the fireline for us tonight. carter, thank you. in lake county, california, the man accused of starting awi appeared in court today. 40-year-old damon pashilk was charged with 13 count of arson in connection with 14 fires since last year. the most serious this week destroyed 175 homes and businesses. the ex-con vict had once been part of a program that teaches inmate to fight fires. he did not enter a plea in court today.
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historic week of rain is giving way to months of misery ahead. muddy water is drank from homes and streets, revealing devastation from storms that killed at least 11 people. 40,000 homes are damaged. omar villafranca is in the flood zone. >> reporter: the water that flooded baton rouge has moved south to the town of maurepas. the louisiana national guard went door to door on poet to check on residents still hunkered do i sergeant kevin black is a medic. does he want to leave? >> no, sir. >> reporter: here on the old amite river there are hundreds of homes that are nestled on the banks, and the national guard is checking on people who live here, but it's only accessible by boat. there's a highway over here but it's covered in water. in the air, powerful helicopters from the mississippi national guard are laying down massive sandbags, working to control the
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becomes more clear, and cleanup could be costly. less than 21% of residential properties in louisiana have flood insurance. the national guard also saved thousands of pets. sheila phillips and her grandson, ace, survived the floodwaters, but thought they lost everything, until they were reunited with tippy at an animal shelter. >> we might have lost possessions, but pets are part of our family. >> reporter: a little bitf that's not stopping the cleanup that is under way in places where the water has already gone down. but, scott, for places like this here in sorrento, it could be weeks before they even start the cleanup process. >> pelley: omar villafranca, thank you. as of today, the donald trump campaign is on its third management team in eight weeks. the new head, stephen bannon, runs a conservative internet site, and like the two managers
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the appearance of disarray comes as hillary clinton opens double-digit leads in key states. major garrett is covering trump. >> reporter: donald trump today met with an informal group of national security advisers, among them, retired general and defense intelligence chief michael flynn, and former new york mayor rudy giuliani. around the table, new campaign manager kelly ann conway, and campaign c.e.o. stephen bannon. trump later attended his first nominee. trump's campaign shake-up but banone, the subject of this bloomberg business profile as a powerful if uncamped right wing provocateur, near the top of the pyramid. bannon runs breitbart news, a conservative web site, devoted to trump during the primaries that also bashes the g.o.p. establishment and delights in nationalist and anti-immigration stories. bannon's role will be to reinforce trump's own world
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interview. >> reporter: conway is a longtime g.o.p. pollster, drawn to sharp-elbowed cultural conserve tim. >> you have all these little baby girls being killed just because they're girls in this country. >> reporter: but she has never managed a presidential campaign. conway will travel with trump. the absence of a powerful adviser on the road has trump's many recent gaffes. conway today said this about new trump tactics: >> my own view of the pivot is substance. it's not style. >> reporter: but reading from a teleprompter last night, trump was characteristically abrasive, lashing out at hillary clinton as indifferent to the plight of the urban poor. >> we reject the bigotry of hillary clinton, which pannedders to and talks down to communities of color and sees
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that's all they care about. >> reporter: trump spoke outside of milwaukee in a county where the population is nearly 96% white and mostly republican. a safe zone for broadsides against liberalism and urban crime. scott, paul manafort, trump's campaign chairman retains that title, but his role day to day severely diminished. >> pelley: major garrett, thanks. joining us now for some insight into this is john dickerson, our cbs news political director and moderator of "face the natio saying about this chaos at the top of the campaign? >> well, that's the word they're using is "chaos." and to the extent they've felt calm in recent weeks, it's because they've thought that donald trump would listen to their advice and that he would start doing some of the things you have to do to run a general election. but in this change, donald trump is saying win or lose, i'm going to be myself. and that's what worries them because that means he's not listening to their advice, and he's just going to take his own advice. >> pelley: trump's principal
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minimum skill. this runs counter to that narrative. >> right. the promise of his campaign is even though i have no experience, i'll come spot presidency and whip it into shape because i have special management skill. well, his campaign is a test of that. in the primaries he beat 16 opponents, did very well. he's having a much tougher time in the general election, and now with this additional change, he is either looking like the kind of fellow who came back from looks like a sign of desperation. >> pelley: hillary clinton is leading in almost all of the critical swing states. what does trump have to do to get back in the game? >> to get back in the game he has to make it about hillary clinton and stop making it about himself. he has to get the conversation off of that issue. >> pelley: john dickerson, we'll see you sunday on "face the nation." thanks. the trump campaign manager who was pushed aside is republican strategist paul manafort.
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in other countries. one of his clients was the pro-russian president of ukraine, who was later overthrown. now, manafort's name has come up in a mysterious ledger that suggests big payments for his talents. charlie d'agata is in ukraine. >> reporter: nazar kholodnytski is ukraine's new anticorruption prosecutor. leading the investigation into the secret handwritten ledger showing $5 billion undisclosed cash payments that were allegedly handed out by the party of former president viktor yanukovych, paul manafort's client at the time. the prosecutor confirmed that manafort's name appears 12 times for 22 different sprees, totaling $12.7 million between 2007 and 2012. are his signatures there? >> no. there's no signature of paul
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>> reporter: manafort has denied receiving any cash payments. investigators say they're now tracking down each recipient who signed for the cash. the ledger itself is here at the national anticorruption bureau. we weren't allowed to film it because of the ongoing investigation, but a source showed us a copy of one of the pages. on october 5, 2012, paul manafort's name appears against a sump $400,000, exit polling. another $812,000 was marked for international observers. backed by russia, yanukovych was accused corruption to fund a lavish lifestyle, including a palaborrial mansion, complete with a private zoo. he was overthrown in 2014. manafort helped yanukovych win several elections. and former cowork defended
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technology projects," he said. "he worked mostly in foreign policy, so i don't understand what this is about." paul manafort continued to work for yanukovych's party even after the former president fled. investigators believe the ledger was left behind in party headquarters. and, scott, the person who handed over that ledger is now in hiding. >> pelley: charlie d'agata in kiev for us tonight. char olympic swimmer ryan lochte had a reality show once called "what would ryan lochte do?" well, tonight, the question is what did ryan lochte do in rio. here's ben tracy. >> reporter: this security camera video shows ryan lochte and three other members of the u.s. swim team returning to the athletes village in rio sunday morning. it was shortly after lochte says they left a party at france's
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as police. >> reporter: but this morning, rio police went to the athletes village looking to further question lochte and teammate james feigen. a judge ordered their passports seized because of discrepancies in their stories. she said lochte claimed they were robbed by one faithen said they were robbed by several people. they noted the swim doars not appear to be shaken up in the video despite lochte's dramatic account of the robbery. >> reporter: lochte won gold in rio as a member of the u.s. men's relay team. his lawyer says he's now back in the united states and cooperated fully when he was first questioned in brazil. jim gilmore is still here in brazil, and federal police at
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sky, ryan lochte's attorney says that lochte stands by his version of the story and that brazil is doing this to deflect criticism of the rio olympics. >> pelley: ben tracy our man in rio, thanks. coming up next, a hunter spears a bear and ends up in the crosshairehaires of controversy.
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but social media exploded with reaction. conservation writer johnny sain doesn't object to the hunt, but says posting the voofs a mistake. >> i don't think killing an animal should be entertainment. it's a spiritual experience. but i don't know if that's something that needs to be shared with the general audience. >> reporter: in a statement to cbs news, bowmar defended his actions. >> reporter: the public reaction is similar to the killing of cecil the lion last year by american dentist walter palmer. and more recently, 12-year-old hunter aryanna gourdon has received death threats over the facebook photos of her and numerous big game animals she has killed. university of pennsylvania sociologist david grazian. hunting has been around forever. why all this outrage now? >> for the first time in human history, ordinary people have ability to broadcast their
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what is it that mean? >> reporter: scott, until now, the phrase "travel-related zika" meant the person picked up the virus outside the continental united states, say, in brazil. this travel was from one state to another state, from florida to texas. so now a travel history for zika has got to include that small area in miami. >> pelley: so is there evidence of an ow break in texas? >> reporter: no, but the concern is a traveler like him with zika in his blood, could rn mosquito, which would infect that mosquito and turn around and infect other people. the c.d.c. says people going to an area with active zika transmission should avoid getting bitten by mosquitos once they return home. that means covering up, staying indoors whenever possible, and using insect repellent for at least three weeks. >> pelley: but i want to emphasize the only zika in mosquitos in the continental u.s. so far is in this miami area. >> reporter: correct. >> pelley: jon, thanks very
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>> reporter: capturing those moments is his day job. how hard was it to get brian scott to pose like this? >> it wasn't hard because i spent a half an hour interviewing him. >> reporter: schaatz is one of the world's great sports photographers. >> i wanted to be heroic and fantastic, and magnificent, and i want to bring throngs of people to ooh, and aaa ah. >> reporter: 21 years ago dr. howard schaatzed careers. the eye surgeon left one set of lenseses for another, following a calling to capture the brilliance of athletes like the the boxing champ sergio martinez. >> i had never seen anything like it before. >> reporter: you knew you nailed it. >> i did. >> reporter: schaatz's exhibit was an exhibit in new york's brooklyn museum, which includes everything from the oldest known sport photograph, dating from 1843, to muhammad ali running
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>> sport photograph show us the beauty of the human body in motion. they show us the passion, the sacrifice and the victory. >> reporter: 230 images-- some iconic, some last seen in a long-forgotten daily paper-- document the narrow slice of humanity where excellence dwelz. >> these people talk human potential as far as they possibly can. >> reporter: no, it may not be the way most of us are following the olympics, something about the richness of one still image that can move us in ways video cannot. howard schaatz has built a career on that. >> i shoot to surprise and delight myself. truly. >> reporter: just one of many here who celebrate human movement by the way they stop motion. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >> pelley: and that's the cbs
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