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all eyes on iraq. u.s. military jets take to the skies, keeping islamic militants under surveillance as they advance toward baghdad. while president obama briefs congressional leaders on options for stopping the growing violence. amazon opens fire in the smartphone wars. the online retailer debuts its first handheld device featuring a 3-d display. the federal government weighs in on the washington redskins mascot controversy making a decision that could result in the team changing its name. 0-2. done! he's done it. >> and dodger dominance. los angeles pitcher clayton kershaw overwhelms the colorado rockies en route to the first no-hitter of his career.
captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, june 19th, 2014. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning the last of the workers trapped at iraq's main oil refinery were evacuated. sunni militants took over most of the plant yesterday. the workers were freed during a brief truce. the iraqi government has asked the u.s. to launch air strikes against the militants who have overrun much of the country. during a meeting with congressional leaders, president obama indicated he did not need congressional approval to take direct military action. susan mcginnis is in washington where the debate over engaging the insurgence is heating up. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. so far the white house has dodged questions about whether the president would take action in iraq without congressional approval, but it's something lawmakers here see as a real possibility. u.s. warplanes are flying round-the-clock surveillance
missions over iraq as militants from the islamic states of iraq and syria now target the country's largest oil refinery and continue their advance toward baghdad. joint chief chairman general martin dempsey told congress the iraqi leader has formally asked the u.s. to do more. >> we have a request from iraqi government for air power. we do? >> we do. >> but general dempsey says there isn't enough intelligence to target insurgents without targeting iraqis and civilians. >> send some air power. >> they have been considering sending special forces to advice iraqi soldiers and gather information but they would not take part in combat. the president discussed options for increased security assistance with congressional leaders at the white house yesterday. after the meeting senate minority leaguer republican mitch mcconnell said he felt he
didn't need authority from congress for the steps he might take in iraq. senate majority leader democrat harry reid made it clear he would consult with congress if the situation changed. as of now the white house has not released any time line for the president to decide on a response. u.s. officials say intelligence agencies, though, are actively trying to identify possible targets. anne marie? >> all right. susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. the fighting in iraq is pushing up gas prices. energy traders are worried about the loss of production. usually the price of gas goes down this time of year, but it's already 6 cents a gallon higher than a year ago. and in this country now, the threat of severe weather stretches from the northern plains to the ohio valley. tornado watches are posted the morning in mississippi, north and south dakota. heavy rains, flooding, and strong winds are possible. last night a twister struck a small town in central south dakota. the large tornado travelled right through the heart of wessington springs. homes and businesses were damaged, and one person injured.
but everyone in the town has been accounted for. the national guard has been deployed to help with recovery efforts. a suspect in the murder of u.s. border agent brian terry is behind bars in the united states this morning. it was terry's murder that exposed the botched federal gun-running sting known as fast and furious. terry was killed in a shoot-out on the mexican border in december of 2010. lionel meza was arraigned in a federal court in tucson yesterday. he's the second of five suspects to face a u.s. court. and a suspect accused of the attack in benghazi, libya, is expected to arrive in the united states in days. he's on board a navy warship in the mediterranean. he was captured on sunday in libya and will be tried in a u.s. court system. khatallah could face the death penalty for the deaths of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans.
this morning an 89-year-old philadelphia man is being held without bail on a german arrest warrant. johann breyer has been charged with aiding in the murder of hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children. steve patterson of our philadelphia station reports. >> reporter: in federal court, the 89-year-old breyer is dodging cameras. >> 158 train loads, not individuals. train loads of people. >> reporter: breyer admits to being a former nazi. an s.s. guard stationed in occupied poland at auschwitz. german authorities have an arrest warrant for him slaughtering anywhere between 200,000 to 300,000 men, women, and children. they want him extradited as soon as possible. >> his guarding along with all
the other guards who were in that circumstance in the battalions that he beloved to made it possible for those killings. >> reporter: wednesday breyer's defense attorney argued he's too old, to frail, to sick, to weak to remain in cud. a federal judge found the crimes he's accused of are too great. federal marshals apprehended the 89-year-old and placed him in custody on tuesday night here in northeast philly, a place he's been living for nearly 350 years. they want to strip breyer of his american citizenship and have him deported. the latest was in 2003 when the judge learned he joined the s.s. as a minor. both of this woman's parents and grandparents were holocaust survivors. >> even if he's old and passes away, i still think he needs to be brought to trial. >> reporter: breyer's
extradition hearing is in august. steven patterson, cbs news, philadelphia. the federal government is investigating reports of defective ignition switches in over a million chrysler minivans and suvs. the defective switches may affect the deployment of air bags. the affected vehicles are the dodge journey, grand caravan, and chrysler town & country manufactured between 2008 and 2010 and the jeep commander and jeep grand cherokee. the chrysler investigation is part of an expanding look into air bag and ignition issues across the u.s. auto industry. gm has issued more than 40 recalls this year alone and yesterday's gm's ceo faced some tough questions on capitol hill. jericka duncan reports. >> reporter: general motors' ceo mary barra did her best to persuade lawmakers that gm is changing its ways. >> it's difficult to announce so many recalls but it's absolutely the right thing to do. >> reporter: she says there is no longer a culture of keeping
quiet about known problems. the company has recalled about 20 million vehicles worldwide this year. >> i think most important the work we're doing and the actions we're taking with the additional recalls demonstrates how sincere we are about putting customers at the center. >> reporter: but lawmakers want to know why only 15 employees were fired and why the recalls are taking so long. fred upton read a letter from a 2005 employee. she was concerned about an ignition problem she experienced when she was driving a chevy impala. >> so when was the recall for the '06 impala announced, do you know? >> i believe that was part of -- >> two days ago, monday. >> reporter: gm says defective ignition switches have been linked to at least 13 deaths. victims' family members held a news conference before the hearing. >> questions need to be answered and changes need to be made to prevent this from happening to others. > .
>> reporter: and a few rows behind gm leaders they placed pictures of loved ones lost during crashes. jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. coming up on the "morning news", a tween is getting ready to tee off at the u.s. women's open, but not everyone thinks she should be there. and what's up with all these ducks? this is the "cbs morning news." back here was excruciating. when i went to the doctor his first question was "did you have chickenpox?" i thought it was something that, you know, old people got. oh john don't wallow john iin ice cream.s over. i'm not wallowing in ice cream. it's the new dannon oikos greek frozen yogurt. half the fat of regular ice cream. it's so irresistibly thick and creamy! didn't expect you to be enjoying yourself so soon!
ducks, and they keep coming, around 100,000 of them. the driver who shot this video thinks a farmer was taking the horde of birds to find food on the other side of the road. on the "cbs moneywatch" now janet yellen speaks and wall street listens, and the 411 on amazon's big new product. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne marie. fed chair janet yellen downplays inflation affairs. yelin said yesterday the u.s. economy still isn't healthy enough to grow at a consistently strong pace without help from the federal reserve. she made it clear the federal bank sees no need to raise the interest rate any time soon. the dow rose 98 points wednesday. the nasdaq gained 25 and the standard & poor's gained 15 points to set another record high. the tech buzz was right.
amazon released its news yesterday. ceo jeff bezos introduced the new fire phone yesterday. it produced 3-d-like images that uses cameras on each corner that can tell where your head and eyes are, and, of course, it also allows users to easily purr chas items fr purchase items from amazon, but for now the phone will only be available through at&t. >> when we brought the concept of fire, our new smartphone to them about three years ago, they were excited. it's built to work across many different types of mobile networks, and we'll see overtime. >> the first fire phones ship on july 25th. anne marie? >> just what i need, a phone that makes it easier for me to shop. i don't think so, but i'm sure other people will like it. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot, jill. a ruling by the federal government could open the door to the washington redskins changing thir name. and l.a. dodgers' ace clayton kershaw throws one of the most dominant no-hitters in major league history.
here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. pressure is growing for the washington redskins to change their name. on wednesday the u.s. patent office canceled the team's trademark protection, a move that could hit the franchise in the wallet. chip reid has the story. >> reporter: on the redskins practice field wednesday the players were still wearing the name and logo that have been around for decades, and, in fact, the decision does not require the team to change its name but the federal trademark board did say the redskins' name is disparaging to native americans and rule thad the team's trademark of the name should be canceled. if the decision is upheld on appeal, the punishment for the redskins will be primarily financial. without federal trademark protection, it would become much harder for the team to keep
competitors out of the market for redskins gear. in a statement it was noted there was similar ruling 15 years ago that was overturned. we've seen this story before, he said, we are confident we will prevail once again. team owner daniel snyder has consistently said he will never change the name, but dozens of native american tribes and civil rights groups have called for just that. so have 50 u.s. senators including democratic leader harry reid. >> daniel snyder may be the last person in the world to realize this, but it's just a mat ore time until he's forced to do the right thing and change the name. >> reporter: the trademark board said its ruling will not goo into effect until all appeals are exhausted. if history is any guide, that means it could be years. chip reid, cbs news, washington. los angeles dodgers pitcher clayton kershaw had won two cy young awards and now he has another elusive line on his resume.
last night against colorado kershaw dazzled. he strikes out a career-high 15 batters, and in the ninth inning with a no-hitter on the line, he has the dodger stadium crowd on their feet. >> 0-2. done! he's done it! >> the 26-year-old ace completing the first no-hitter of his career in an 8-0 whi whitewash. his 15 strikeouts are tied for third most in a no-hit game and he ooh and teammate josh beckett have tossed the only two-no hitters of the season. look at that. at the world cup the defending champions are finished. spain, winners of the 2010 cup, fall to chile, 2-0. the shocking outcome falls to spain's 5-1 loss to netherlands in the opener and eliminates spain in the knockout round. it touched off a celebration. the victory also assured chile a spot in the knockout round.
when we return, conflict on the course. why the world's number one golfer doesn't think a sixth grader should tee off at the u.s. women's open today. grader should tee off at the women's u.s. open today. it could hurt your teeth. me tha my dentist has told me your enamel is wearing away, and that sounded really scary to me, and i was like well can you fix it, can you paint it back on, and he explained that it was not something that grows back, it's kind of a one-time shot and you have to care for it. he told me to use pronamel. it's going to help protect the enamel in your teeth. it allows me to continue to drink my coffee and to eat healthier, and it was a real easy switch to make. worst morning ever. [ angelic music plays ] ♪ toaster strudel! best morning ever! [ hans ] warm, flaky, gooey. toaster strudel!
from san jose to maui talks exclusively to kpix 5... abt his harrowing journey in the wheel well of a plane. a doctor declared this bay area girl brain dead 6 mont ago. but her family says -'s still alive. this morning: we have exclusive new information about jahi mcma. iraq asks the u-s to launch airstrikes against militants overruning the northern par the country. why some believe the president might without congressional appro join us for kpix 5 news thi,
here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. the u.s. women's open golf tournament tees off today in north carolina. among the women swinging for the top prize is lucy li. bigad shaban takes a look at the youngest player f to qualify for the women's open. >> reporter: with just four years' experience lucy li is the newest golfer in this year's u.s. women's open. she's also the newest person. li is only 11 years old. >> i try not to think about it.
i'm just another player trying to do the best i can. >> reporter: li qualified to play the open last month after coming 2 under par in half moon bay in san francisco. her career has already taken her to augusta national, home of the masters. so what is this sixth grader's favorite parting playing such storied courses? the food. >> with the nationals i like the tacos and the sliders. >> reporter: but not everyone is rooting for the qualified phenom. >> to qualify for an open at 11, what do you do next? >> reporter: world number one stacy lewis said she'd like to see li gain more experience before playing at the highest level. >> if it was my kid, i wouldn't have let her play the open qualifier at 11, but that's just me. >> reporter: but li says she has her priorities all set. >> i just want to play and have fun and play the best i can. i don't care about the outcome, but i just want to have fun and learn. >> reporter: the lesson begins when she tees off thursday morning. bee began shaban, cbs news, los
angeles. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," new technology to make air travel safer. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." s morning news." ♪ summer days drifting away to, uh oh, those summer nights ♪ ♪ well-a, well-a, well-a, uh! tell me more, tell me more... ♪
spain gets a new king today. king felipe takes the crown this morning in madrid. he succeeds his father juan carlos who advocated for almost 40 years on the throne. the low key ceremony was attended by lawmakers and members of the royal family be but no foreign leaders were invited. a woman in canada took her life into her own hands. she did not agree with her the diagnosis from her doctor and so as kas roussy from cbc
news in toronto shows us, she took what might be a life-saving selfie. >> reporter: it was a night like this one. stacy was at home watching tv when it happened. >> the whole left side of moye body went very numb and tingly and in my head i'm like this is a stroke. i'm like i can't be having a stroke. >> reporter: so she went to her local hospital for help. doctors said it wasn't a stroke. >> they had said it was stress-related and told me to learn,000 manage my stress. >> reporter: when it happened again in her car a few days later, the 48-year-old did something incredible. >> now i'm taking a picture for an example of what happens. >> reporter: using her smartphone she taped her own symptoms. >> it's always tingly on the left side. >> reporter: you have the wherewithal to turn a camera on. >> yep. >> what possessed you to do that and why? >> because i just needed somebody to see what was
happening. when i'm telling people this is stress, they're telling me it's stress. i'm like i know this is not stress. >> reporter: her video was eventually shone to doctors at toronto west hospital. >> this small area we see here, that's the area of injury. >> reporter: and stacy's self-diagnosis was confirmed. she'd had a mini stroke, three of them, in fact. >> reporter: things that we typically think of with older age, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, it's happening more and more often in young people, so young patients can present with stroke. >> relief that somebody finally believed it was not stress. >> my tongue feels very numb. >> reporter: stacy is now at home recovering. and that video she took, her local hospital has asked for it to have a look at it and learn from it. >> that was kas roussy from cbc news reporting. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a live report from iraq on the growing violence and a close look at president obama's military options.
plus a marine's incredible act of heroism. what lance corporal kyle carpenter did to receive the medal of honor later today. and a rags to riches to rags story, a conversation with the cast of "jersey boys." 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
weather. and thinking of the movie the big chill. >> mini chill. [ laughter ] >> the temperatures going to start to come down around the bay area. the fog is back! along the coastline some of that slipping inside the bay. talk about the weather and how that will affect everything headed towards summer coming up. >> and everything is pretty chill on bay area roadways. no big accidents but we are seeing some slow traffic. you can see there in a couple of the toll lanes here at the bay bridge toll plaza, i'll have an update on this also roadwork in the silicon valley in a few minutes. >> good to see you, liza. >> good to be here. >> thanks, liza. 4:30 now, we have more of an exclusive interview with the bay area teenager stowed away on that flight out of san jose in maui. he describes how incredibly easy it was to get on the runway and on the plane. kpix 5's betty yu has been talking with yahye abdi for several weeks now. he told her he decided to share