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captioning funded by cbs it is wednesday, august 17th, 2016. this is the "cbs thirn news. breaking overnight. a attorney california wildfire explodes forcing more than 80,000 people to flee their homes. and the investigation into a wildfire in the northern part of the state continues. official revealing the accused arsonist once worked on the front lines of fires as a state inmate. intense flooding continues to devastate louisiana, while some escape the rising water, spreading across the state. others are heading home to survey the damage.
i don't want to change. everybody talks about you're going to pivot. >> despite poll numbers trump says he is staying true to himself but overnight, a shake-up at the top of his campaign. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters in new york, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. there is a new fast moving wildfire burning near los angeles this morning that has already destroyed homes. these are the three biggest fires burning this morning. the blue cut, clayton, and chimney fires. the newest is the explosive bluecut fire and it's burned 1,000 acres so far and that is after sparking late yesterday morning east of los angeles. the fire is forcing more than 82,000 people from their homes and more than 34,000 homes are in danger.
>> reporter: the flames burned through parts of san bernardino county overnight scorching acres of land' reducing structures to rubble. the fire crews reached into the night to keep the blaze from reaching more homes and ordering residents to evacuate immediately. >> this fire is aggressive and we are seeing erratic fire behavior. get out so we can focus on this fire verse rescuing citizens. >> reporter: the bluecut fire ignited tuesday morning. despite efforts to contain the blaze from the air the fire expanded in size and in intensity in a matter of hours. as night fell, the historic summit inn, a popular diner, was among structures that burned to the ground. along highway 138 you can see home after home charged their foundation on. laura anderson is still unsure if her home is still standing. >> you can imagine, terror and sadness and concern. >> reporter: the fire caused
area's main highway was shut down. many drivers were left sweatering in their cars in triple digit tents. >> very little food and no water. i don't know how long we can go on. >> reporter: hot and dry california has been plagued by wildfires for months. firefighters are hoping lighter winds and cooler temperatures can help them get the fire under col expected in court today. he is charged with 17 counts of arson and is suspected of setting more several fires over the past year. officials told the "los angeles times" he worked as an inmate firefighter while serving a prison sentence several years ago. the clayton fire destroyed 175 homes and buildings and this morning, it is 35% contained. some louisiana parishes suffering from the historic
because of scarrttered looting. first responders rescued 3,000,000 people and 1,000 pets and 20 on parishes have been declared major disaster areas. >> reporter: the historic flooding continues to spread throughout the state. nearly springs suffered flood damage. as the water flows downstream, towns are being submerged. volunteers and rescue teams are still looking for stranded residents. >> this is our low spot on this street. >> reporter: tonya whitney's street was completely flooded. >> very long road ahead. we just try to do the best we can do. a lot of the local people, you
because we are all in the same boat. >> reporter: even though the storm wasn't a hurricane, louisiana governor john bel edwards has said it's been a challenge. >> we asked people to evacuate as soon as we knew that we were going to see record levels of water. >> reporter: did you relate by that? >> you can't give the warning before you have it. so, you know, obviously lessons we are learning and i won't it's mistake-free but we issued a state of imagine in the entire state and i think in a timely fashion. >> reporter: on sunday, adam albright and his families were rescued from the rising floodwaters in baton rouge. today, the father of two is cleaning out his flood-damaged home. >> i knew it was affecting a lot of people out there but i didn't think it was going to hit us, you know? >> reporter: omar villafranca, cbs news. hillary clinton talks today
while donald trump receives his first classified intelligence briefing. this morning, "wall street journal" reports on an overhaul of trump's campaign team. the nominee is moving two people into ptop positions as his poll numbers slide. paul manafort still remains his campaign chairman. craig boswell reports on both campaigns. >> reporter: donald trump insisted to wisconsin vors after days of unrest following a police shooting of an armed black man in milwaukee. >> crime and violence is an attack on the poor and will never be accepted in a trump administration. >> reporter: although the latest wisconsin poll shows the billionaire trailing hillary clinton by 15 points, trump says he sees no rb to change his style. >> i don't want to change. you start pivoting, you're not being honest with people.
in philadelphia where she avoided questions about her private e-mail server. some want to know why clinton did not face criminal charges. on monday they sent a letter to the dcs attorney calling what they call purgery and false statements made by clinton. the fbi released notes from its interview to clinton to congress on tuesday with the expectation it will not be disseminated or disclosed. clinton's campaign said it would rath to the public than to partisan lawmakers saying this is an extraordinarily rare step that was sought solely by republicans for the purpose of further second-guessing the career professions at the fbi. based on the fbi recommendations, the justice department declined to press charges and considers the case closed. craig boswell, cbs news, the white house. "the new york times" reports former fox news chairman roger ailes is helping trump prepare
claim. ailes was ousted from fox news last month off sexual harassment allegations. friends and family and fans as well are mourning the death of tv host john mclaughlin of the mclaughlin group. >> has the time come for bush to reach for the telephone and say, get me -- >> no. >> and say to john tower, john, your time is coming and interest yourself and the republic? you want to withdraw your nomina? >> richard nixon's speech writer pioneered the political talk show. he served as an abrasive conservative commentator while interviewing a panel of jurni journalists and hosted his show on sunday morning for 34 years. during that 34 years. he only missed one show and that was this past sunday. he was 89. a mystery of heartbreak in
in gymnastics, simone biles captured her fourth gold medal in the games on the floor exercise and five total golds in rio and one bronze, she has the most record of a american gymnast in a single olympics. aly raisman brought the medal count to nine. to the beach now, where the power jennings and april ross were upset in the semifinalses by the brazilians. walsh jennings was handed her first ever loss in the bid to make it four straight gold medals in the event. they play the other team for the bronze later today. the u.s. continues to dominate the medal count with 28 ace pea in gold, silver, and bronze. americans are way out ahead with 84 medals and here is a big
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kathy lanier was the district of columbia's first police chief. she will be the head of security. "variety" reports on the answer from ellen degeneres to critics of a jokes she posted on twitter. this is how i'm running my errands from now on. dah jen less left the picture online and says racism is the furtherest thing from who i am. the "chicago tribune" reports that paying four smokers to kick the habit may help them kick the habit of smoking cigarettes. among those who erweren't paid,% quit. mashable" by focusing on the letters that signify blood types. the worldwide campaign calls for a, b, and o to be dropped from famous signs and brand. google, microsoft, and other
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after a year on the job. the company's board said ronald bower wasn't a good fit and declined to go in detail. he was previously the ceo of sears, the struggling book seller hurt online by amazon is working to cut its business by cutting costs and closing stores. ford says it will have self-driving cars in the next five years. the cars won't have wheels or gas pedal. they are designed for ride sharing services. google debuted in awe chatting app. the app named duo is a free service for phones running android and apple. unlike other video chatting appears, due owe sends a photo of who is calling you. it's a feature that google calls knock knock. there is no for sale sign on
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groups. it is not about pumping a pecks. it's designed to focus a traj. for years it was estimated 22 veterans committed suicide east day. retired marine don nguyen is the director of 22 kill. >> when it came out that 22 veterans were committing suicide, it's almost where this number came from. >> reporter: two summers ago, the ice bucket challenge raved $115 million. the group behind this challenge, 22 kill, says it's primary goal is to raise awareness, not money. rusty is an army vet who tried to kill himself after coming home from iraq in 2011. >> if i knew of an organization at the time that was doing what we do at 22 kill, i don't feel that i would have attempted suicide. >> reporter: recently, the
adjusted that number down to 20 veterans a day who take their own lives. the numbers may have changed, but the mission has not. >> we are not going to be done until it's zero. we are not going change our name because of a new study. what matters is the number is going down and not up. >> reporter: the hope now is to keep that number moving in the right direction, 22 push-ups at a time. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. here is morning's top story. california's newest wildfire is burning this morning east of los angeles and rapidly spreading. the called bluecut fire has burned at least 18,000 acres since it broke out late yesterday morning. more than 34,000 homes are in the fire's path and more than 82,000 people are under evacuation orders. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," fallout over a youtube video showing an american hunter