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captioning sponsored by cbs >> ninan: zika hits miami beach. u.s. health officials expand a travel warning to south florida after more people are infected by local mosquitoes.. also tonight, the long road to recovery for the victims of louisiana's historic floods. >> all of what was inside of my house is gone. >> ninan: firefighters gain control of a monster fire in california, but more than 100 homes are lost. >> it's heartbreaking as a h member here of this community to see the damage that was created by this fire. >> ninan: and it's a sprint to the finish line at the summer olympics. we're in rio, where it's last call for gold.
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edition of the broadcast. the zika virus continues to spread in south florida, that's despite weeks of spraying of insecticide in the miami area. health officials have identified a new zika zone in miami beach. five people have been infected there, apparently by local mosquitoes. that's just across biscayne bay from the initial zika zone, and it brings the total of mosquito-borne infections in the area to 36. the mosquito-borne virus can cause severe birth defects. pregnant women and their partners are being advised to postpone travel to miamiad david begnaud is there. >> reporter: the crowd in miami beach was a little smaller than usual for a 90-degree saturday. some might say you can blame it on zika. >> now that i-- i'm here and i know it's close, i feel afraid, and the first thing, i just want to go back. >> it's so dangerous for us because we're on holiday. >> since we discovered i was pregnant, we've been taking a lot of-- we've been very careful about it. >> reporter: aerial mosquito
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due to high-rise buildings and strong ocean gusts. today, ground spraying was done at private homes. the city is warning people, standing water on your property could result in a fine. this morning, philip levine, the city's mayor, joined in on the fight against zika. >> we have vacuums. we have blowers, which blow the water and disperse it, so that it dries in the sun. >> reporter: according to the c.d.c., the first zika infection on miami beach can be traced back to mid-july. when did you find out there were cases on miami b? >> we found out yesterday. >> reporter: when? >> you know, it's incredible, we found out at 12:00 when the governor gave his press interview. >> reporter: you didn't get a heads up? >> no, zero. which is so frustrating. it's frustrating that the governor, literally, has been using this and his press conference to score political points. i mean, it's a shame. >> reporter: a new travel advisory from the c.d.c. warns pregnant women to avoid the area. dana bator from chicago canceled her plans to travel here even
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pig, and i don't want my unborn child to be one, either. and the birth defects are so devastating, that it's not worth the risk. >> reporter: in response to the mayor saying it's shameful the governor didn't give him a heads up that zika was in miami beach before the public found out, the governor's office told cbs news today that the governot did call the mayor yesterday and again today, but was unable to reach him. reena. >> ninan: okay, david begnaud. thank you, david. flood watches and warnings are posted across the deep south this weekend. a large section of texas is louisiana. this past week, historic floods in louisiana killed at least 13 people. entire neighborhoods are devastated. a massive cleanup is under way. manuel bojorquez is in the flood zone. >> reporter: volunteers are helping kathy edmonston clear out what the flood destroyed. she's lived here almost 30 years. what have you lost here? >> virtually everything, virtually everything. all of what was inside of my house is gone.
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this time, two feet of water rushed in. >> we're going to be here for as long as we need to be. >> reporter: edmonston was one of hundreds of flood victims at this community meeting in st. amant, outside baton rouge, learning how to apply fors federal aid.ve fema says the number of people who have registered for assistance in the 20 affected parishes has jumped to more than 103,000, a one-week total the h agency has not seen since super storm sandy in 2012. the water reached areas where many thought flood insurance was not necessary. >> get him, get him. >> reporter: even those who helped in the rescue effort were not spared the devastation. national guard sergeant justin smith rescued a man from the amite river last week, only to later find his own home had flooded. now it is his family that needs help, much like kathy edmonston, who says before additional federal aid arrives, the support
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through. >> love you. >> love you. >> bye. >> these people that are here gutting my house, these are all volunteers from katrina. i'm so grateful. so grateful to them. >> reporter: in flooded neighborhoods across louisiana, as the water goes down, the debris piles up. fema says it has already distributed more than $34 million in aid. president obama is set to visit the area on tuesday. reena. >> ninan: manuel bojorquez, thanks. more than 10,000 firefighters are battling six large wildfires in california. 60 miles east of los angeles, firefighters have gained the upper hand on a wildfire that torched at least 300 buildings,u including 105 single-family homes. carter evans is there. >> reporter: today, many homeowners are getting a first look at what the blue cut fire left behind. >> this is my grandma's china. >> reporter: for linda and brian shores, there isn't much.
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and smoke were bearing down, but they know many people waited even longer.n >> i can understand wanting to stay. i didn't want to leave, didn't want to leave until we absolutely had to. but when you stay behind, you endanger the lives of the firefighters that are trying to save everybody and their homes. >> reporter: there reallyte wasn't much you could have done. >> no. >> reporter: so far, there aree no reported deaths, but damage assessment teams have counted 1 more than 100 destroyed homes, and they're just getting started. san bernardino county >> the assessment is ongoing,nd and we know we are assessing areas that have sustainedl damage, so the numbers will climb. >> reporter: this location is exactly where this massive 37,000-acre fire started. now, they're not clear on who may have started it, but we can show you there was a homeless e encampment here, some butane cans, and they're also able to determine the direction the fire burned by looking at burn patterns on the trees.
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fire tore through several desert towns with many close calls. >> oh, no! >> reporter: this video was taken by a homeowner as flames reached her doorstep. her house is now gone, as are so many others. this was your dream home. will you rebuild? >> we will. we will. >> we'll be sitting on the porch watching the sunset again. >> reporter: most of the mandatory evacuation orders will be lifted today, so, reena, that means thousands more people will soon learn if their homes are still standing. >> ninan: carter evans. weeks away, republicanmi presidential nominee donald trump is asking african american voters to give him a shot. errol barnett has the campaigns covered. >> you're living in poverty.e your schools are no good. you have no jobs. what the hell do you have to lose? >> reporter: it was an awkward overture meant to attract black voters to the trump train. >> look how much african american communities have
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responded to trump's comments with this tweet reading, "this is so ignorant, it's staggering." all week, trump has beenes addressing mostly white audiences while claiming he would do more for african americans. >> democratic crime policies, education policies, and economic policies have produced only more crime. >> reporter: but so far, only 2% of african american voters prefer trump, with 85% in favor of hillary clinton. trump is also under-performing nationally, trailing clinton by nine percentage points. in addition, trump's leadershipf team is changing after the resignation of campaign chairman paul manafort. ukrainian anticorruption officials uncovered records of almost $13 million worth of illegal payments for manafort from his time working for the country's pro-russian president. meanwhile, clinton's controversies also linger.
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judge granted a request by judicial watch that requiresr clinton to provide written answers under oath to questions related to her e-mail scandal. but because of the timeline, those answers would not be made public until after the election. today, the trump camp and the r.n.c. convened a group ofro hispanic leaders to help the campaign with its outreach to that important and growing demographic. reena, according to a recent fox news poll, clinton leads trump among hispanics by 48 points. >> ninan: errol barnett in washington. a federal judge in arizona is recommending criminal contempt charges against maracopa county sheriff, joe arpaio. he is nationally known for his tough stance on immigration. arpaio could face charges for ignoring a judge's order to stop his department's immigration enforcement techniques. in charlotte, north carolina, officials are investigating a shooting of a man whose speech
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marlie. >> reporter: reena, it's an unusual case that's left many people wanting answers. officials say a state trooper followed daniel harris after the 29-year-old failed to pull over. when the hearing and speech-impaired man finally stopped and got out of the car,t police say there was anr "encounter." a single shot was fired and harris died at the scene. there are questions whether harris was aware of the sirens or could communicate with the trooper. neighbors in the charlotte suburb where the shooting took place say he was gunned down w just doors from his family'sok home. many are shocked and saddened.ny >> i saw him out in the neighborhood one time, with his family.it seemed like a very peaceful family. these things are always heartbreaking. >> i asked everybody to keep them in prayer, you know, because this, you know, is a rough time for them. >> reporter: the north carolina state bureau of i investigation has identifiedin the trooper involved as jermaine sanders. he is currently on paid administrative leave. >> ninan: do we know if there is police protocol in dealing
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ea >> under the americans with disabilities act, law enforcement officials are required to follow a certain protocol when dealing with people who are deaf or hearing impaired. however, in this incident, it's not clear whether the officerid involved knew that to be the case. >> ninan: okay, marlie hall. thank you, marlie. ala well, in alaska, two wilderness guides had to be airlifted to a hospital in seattle after they were mauled by a bear. the guides were leading a group of cruise ship passengers on aa hike when they got between a bear and her cub. the mama bear attacked. one of the guides is in intensive care with multiple injuries and severe lacerations. the other guide is okay. the summer olympics are in the home stretch this weekend, and once again, we've learned that no human can reach the finish line faster than a guy named bolt. jamie yuccas is covering the games for us in rio. >> here's usain bolt. three times three, theol triple-triple. >> reporter: it was a lightning-fast farewell to thepi olympics for usain bolt, who made history again last night
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the 4x100 relay for jamaica. nine races, nine wins has given rio bolt fever. >> bolt, bolt, bolt!k bolt, bolt! >> reporter: the u.s. men's track team has had peopleie talking for a different reason. they were disqualified for illegally passing the baton and lost a spot at third place. the team's appeal was denied today by the olympic committee, and they will not attend tonight's medal ceremony. tonight, host brazil takes on germany for the men's soccer final. it will be a rematch of the a world cup semifinals. brazilians showed up early today to maracana stadium. they want redemption from that 7-1 home loss. and for u.s. gym star simone biles, it continues to be her best week ever. on friday, she appeared on "cbs this morning". >> i think one of my favorite moments this whole trip wase winning the team gold because that's one of our favorite competitions, and everyone worked so hard for that one medal.te >> reporter: today, those teammates and rest of team
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olympic gold champion to carry the u.s. flag in tomorrow night's closing ceremony. simone is the first-ever femalea gymnast to be selected as flag bearer for team u.s.a. and, reena, when tomorrow night's closing ceremony ends, brazil will hand off the olympic flag to japan, who will host the 2020 games in tokyo. >> ninan: thanks, jamie. coming up, he's the new face of war in syria. today his family suffered a tragic loss. it's a tangle of multiple symptoms. ? ? trintellix (vortioxetine) is a prescription medicine for depression. trintellix may start to untangle or help improve the multiple symptoms of depression. for me, trintellix made a difference. tell your healthcare professional right away if your depression worsens,
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but there is no one to save the children of rebel-held aleppoep from the daily reality of the syrian government, backed by russia, bombing its own people with near impunity, children like omran daqneesh, whose bloodied face has become a symbol of syria's civil war after this image was broadcast around the world. he does not scream for his mother, but sits numb with shock in an ambulance. he has never seen a child like omran. "usually, when a child gets out of an air strike, they're crying, but this child didn't say a thing," he says. these children cannot go to school. often, they can't even go to hospitals because they are also targets, like the one shown here on a security camera video, the omar bin abdul aziz hospital that was struck in aleppo last
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and if children do make it to a medical facility, treatment is limited. "children can't overcome these serious injuries," this doctor says, "because their bodies are too weak."d and within this, parents in aleppo are faced with the impossible task of making children, who have only ever known war, feel safe. at least the mother and father survived the air strike, and he got away with minor cuts and bruises, but his 10-year-old brother was not so lucky. he died of his injuries last night. the children of rebel-held aleppo not only have to survive air strikes. food is scarce, and there's been no access to running water forer nearly a month now. and, reena, the united nations is trying to negotiate a 48-hour truce so that relief workers cak bring in desperately needed supplies. >> ninan: debora, thank you. still ahead, an update on the infamous preppie murder 30 years
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infamous case. >> over here, over here. over here. >> reporter: in august, 1986, robert chambers made headlines for killing his friend, jennifer levin, in new york's central park. >> i didn't mean to hurt her. i liked her very much.e >> reporter: he was handsome and privileged, and the press called him "the preppie killer." but to police, he was just a 19-year-old kid with an unlikely t story that seemed to blame the victim for her own killing. >> she's raping you in the park? robert, come on. >> she's having her way with me without my consent. >> reporter: he always said he struck her to make her stop. police never believed that story and chambers was charged with murder. he pled guilty to first-degree manslaughter and served 15 years in prison. when he was released, he gavely his only interview to troy
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>> i was responsible for her death. >> reporter: okay. >> there's no question about that. >> reporter: you admitted guilt, but you did not intend to kill her. >> i don't believe i intended to kill her at all. >> everything he said about how she died is absolutely untrue. she was frantically fighting for her life. >> am i a monster? no. because if i were a monster, i wouldn't care, but i do. this is a diploma from the paralegal course i had taken. >> reporter: robert chambers hoped he could put his life back together, but life didn't work out as he planned. >> ninan: robert chambers turns 50 next month. where is he now? tune in to "48 hours, the preppie killer" tonight at 10:00, 9:00 central, on cbs. up next, the great pushup challenge. putting some muscle
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one, two, three. >> ninan: in new york's times square, where the ball drops on new year's eve, members of the n.y.p.d. dropped and did pushups. new york's finest were taking part in the latest craze to go viral on the internet, the 22- pushup challenge. jim axelrod has this story.
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buckets.e there's a new challenge rippling through social media-- pushups, 22, in fact, knocking them out and then challenging somebody else to do it. >> i'm taking the 22-pushup challenge. from stars like john krasinski-2 --to a class of texas state trooper recruits, the 22-pushup challenge is not about pumping up pecs. it's designed to focus attention on a tragedy. for years, it was estimated 22 veterans committed suicide each day. retired marine don nguyen is the deputy director of "22 kill," the foundation behind the challenge. >> when the statistic came out that 22 veterans a day are committing suicide, it's almost unbelievable. we wanted to find out more about where this number came from. >> reporter: two summers ago, the ice bucket challenge raised $115 million, but the group behind this challenge, 22 kill, says its primary goal is to
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rusty carter is an army vet who tried to kill himself after coming home from iraq in 2011. >> if i knew of an organizationt at the time that was doing what we do at 22 kill, i don't feel that i would have attempted suicide.e. >> reporter: recently, the department of veterans affairs 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're not going to be done until it's zero. we're not going to change our name because of a new study. but what matters is the number's going down and not up. >> reporter: the hope now is to keep that number moving in the right direction, 22 pushups at a time. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >> ninan: and that's the "cbs weekend news" for this saturday. the news continues now on our 24-hour digital network cbsn at cbsnews.com. i'm reena ninan in new york. thank you for joining us. captioning sponsored by cbs
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good evening. we're on monsoon watch. phillip de castro sent us these videos. it might look like snow, but it's this say live look from one of our adot cameras. you can see it's neither phoenix area. you can see the clouds and sunset and the roadways are definitely wet out there. steve gary is in tonight, tracking the weather, and seeing some strong thunderstorms moving across the state. >> they've been strong and
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these will be fast-moving and heavy downpours. they've come o right across the valley. some brief heavy downpours. also, we have a severe thunderstorm warning that's been issued as well as there's one cell that got a little stronger some dime-sized or pea-sized hail. that's the area that's under the gun right now. say veer thunderstorm warning in effect now. that's the way the storms will

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