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it's monday, november 12, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." the death toll rises as wildfires in northern and southern california rage on leaving behind miles of devastation. recounts and undecided midterm races leave voters in several states hopeful their candidate could still pull out a win. and others crying foul. and, fresh strawberries spiked with needles leads to a nationwide scare in australia as nationwide scare in australia as a suspect is arrested. captioning funded by cbs
good morning from the cbs 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. at least 31 people have been killed by devastating wildfires burning in california. three major fires are burning through the state from south to north. the deadliest is the campfire in northern butte county where at least 29 people have died. that matches the deadliest single wildfire in state's history. 228 people remain unaccounted for. and 150,000 remain displaced. fires have burned some 400 square miles across the state and they are propelled by strong winds and dry conditions expected to last the rest of this week. tom hanson is here in new york with more on the devastation. tom, good morning. >> good morning. authorities say with hundreds more still unaccounted for, the death toll may rise. >> just hoping that somehow
they're watch willing -- watching or somebody is watching. >> within minutes of putting out a plea on tv to find his grandfather, his phone blew up. >> just overwhelming joy. >> his grandfather was at a shelter. it's good news in northern california where the still-raging campfire has killed two dozen people. >> two of my friends are still missing, and i'm hoping it ain't one of the body counts. >> search and rescue teams in the town of paradise are working with a mobile dna lab to identify remains. >> we're just going door to door, house to house looking for family's loved ones that are missing. >> this is not the new normal this is the new abnormal. >> governor jerry brown is asking president trump to declare a major disaster to bolster federal aid. he also responded to the president's tweet blaming the deaths on the state arizona forest management. >> managing the forest every way we can does not stop climate change.
and those who deny that are definitely contributing to the tragedies that we're now witnessing. >> welcome to my home in malibu. >> in southern california, the deadly woolsey fire has destroyed dozens of homes, including some in the celebrity community in malibu. gerard butler posted this video and camille grammer wrote on instagram that her home couldn't be saved. officials say it's been more than 200 days since northern california received even a half inch of rain and what could potentially make the fires in the south more widespread, strong santa ana winds which typically gust between 50 and 60 miles per hour and those are expected today and tomorrow. >> that's unfortunate. tom hanson here in new york. thank you so much. in southern california, firefighters battled strong winds in a los angeles neighborhood. flames from the woolsey fire neared several homes yesterday, but firefighters fought back the fire through the smoke and they
were able to save many of those homes. california residents not directly threatened by the flames are seeing and breathing in the efects of the wildfires. the san francisco bay area is under an air quality alert likely to stay in place for days. blankets of smoke hung over the bay. in some areas visibility was limited to just a few yards. residents are advised to reduce outdoor activities and keep doors and windows closed. ahead on "cbs this morning," jamie yuccas reports from southern california on the stress and anxiety residents feel as they deal with evacuations and worry about the fate of their home. president trump is back in washington after a weekend if france to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of world war i. yesterday in paris mr. trump found himself a target of some of the pointed criticism his nationalist policies. weija jiang reports from paris. >> reporter: at the palace in
paris, they commemorated the end of world war i 100 years ago. french president emanuel macron seemed to target president trump who recently declared himself a nationalist. >> translator: patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism. >> reporter: the president has had a rocky relationship with european allies while warming up to adversaries like president vladimir putin. the two shook hands and had a luncheon. afterwards putin said she spoke but did not have a formal meeting as previously planned. later mr. president trump visited a cemetery where american soldiers are buried. >> the american and french patriots of world war i embody the timeless virtues of our two republics. >> reporter: president trump left for washington where he faces questions about acting attorney general matthew
whitaker. he will oversee the special investigation into russian meddling in the 2016 election. >> if he stays there, he will create a constitutional crisis by inhibiting mueller or firing mueller, so congress has to act. >> reporter: top congressional democrats sent a new letter to the chief essex officer at the department of justice demanding that whitaker remove himself from the probe because he has publicly criticized it. senator lindsey graham says there's no need. >> i don't think he has to recuse himself. i'm confident that mr. mueller will be allowed do his job without interference. >> reporter: democrats and even some republicans are calling for legislation to put restrictions on president trump's ability to fire mueller. but texas senator ted cruz says that would be unconstitutional. weija jiang, paris, france. well, it has been six days since the midterm elections and several key races remain undecided.
the recount in the races for florida's senate and governor got under way over the weekend. it's supposed to be finished by thursday. governor rick scott has filed three lawsuits. meanwhile, georgia's governor race remains up in the air as does a race for a senate seat in arizona. tony dokoupil reports. >> reporter: officials in arizona are counting mail-in ballots in its u.s. senate race. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: where democrat kyrsten sinema opened up a lead over mcsally. democrat stacey abrams in georgia is refusing to concede against republican brian kemp. >> we did not need to sit down and take the trump agenda. >> reporter: democrat harley rouda, a real estate executive declared victory against dana, or ra backer in their house
race. we have not yet projected that race. >> we have boxes of votes just appearing out of nowhere. >> reporter: the trump administration is alleging fraud in florida. state election officials are reassuring voters while ordering machine recounts of the governor's race and the u.s. senate race. senate republicans like the reelected ted cruz are in lockstep. >> anytime you have a recount, you have an invitation for people to -- to violate the law and try to advance their partisan. >> reporter: republican governor rick scott's u.s. senate race is under review and he's accusing his opponent of election fraud. >> senator nelson is clearly trying to commit fraud to try to win this election. that's all this is. >> the senator himself is committing fraud? >> well, it's his team. somehow they came up with 93,000 votes afterwards. how do they -- chris, how do they do it? >> reporter: democrat chuck schumer who oversees federal elections threw cold water on scott's accusation.
>> saying it's going too slowly is one thing, saying you have concerns about how legitimate the count is is another. >> reporter: this brought the biggest midterm gain in the house since 1974. the senate will remay under republican control. tony dokoupil, cbs news, new york. in mississippi, a republican senate candidate is taking heat for her remark about a public hanging. senator hyde smith said she was praising someone when she said if he invited me to a public hanging i'd be in the front row. mississippi has a history of lynchings of black people. her opponent is former congressman mike espy who is black. his campaign called her remarks irreprehensible. former president george w. bush and form are first lady laura bush were awarded the liberty medal for their work with military veterans.
joe bide ten presented the award. president bush said he was proud to be following in his father's footsteps. >> laura and i are the second and third members of our family to receive this award. the most deserving, of course, was the first. and i'm proud to follow in my dad's footsteps once again. >> in 2006, former presidents george h.w. bush and bill clinton were awarded the medal. coming up, a strawberry contamination case, an arrest has been made in an incident that caused distress in the country. and archeology, what they found in an ancient tomb. this is the "cbs morning news." would keep us apart. so i talked to my doctor about humira. i learned humira can help get, and keep uc under control when other medications haven't worked well enough.
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on the "cbs moneywatch," a blue ribbon beer is going to court and an online retailer sets a record. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> good morning. the federal reserve will begin issuing a new report on the stability. u.s. financial system. the report will be delivered in the spring and fall looking at financial vulnerabilities tracked by the central bank. the first report will be issued november 28th. banks are closed in honor of veteran's day, but the stock market is open for business today. on friday the dow slumped 201 points. the s&p 500 sank 25. and the nasdaq dropped 123. the chinese ecommerce giant alley blabba baba took in a
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hundreds of people are still missing in butte county... as the camp fire rages on. plus: all the smoke from the fire-- is funneling down into the bay area. and this morning: the air quality is only getting worse. and the million- dollar homes -- set ablaze in southern california. this morning: firefighters struggle to get a handle on the woolsey fire. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30. good morning. it
here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. it's beginning to look a lot like winter in and around denver. a slow-moving storm hit parts of colorado dumping six inches of snow in some areas. more than a dozen vehicles were involved in a crash on an icy denver highway yesterday. if you're trying to lose weight, there's some new research that suggests that you
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our top story this morning, the recount in florida's senate and governor races began over the weekend. all 67 counties are supposed to complete the tally by thursday. the trump administration alleges fraud. besides the florida races, they are still counting votes in georgia's governor race as well as the senate race in arizona. and president trump was in paris yesterday to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of world war i. mr. trump who calls himself a nationalist listened to the president of france speak on the dangers of nationalist isolation. president emanuel macron warned that ancient demons that caused the war and millions of deaths were once again making headway.
and we reported the northern campfire in california has destroyed more than 6,100 homes making it the most destructive wildfire in the state's history. ileana diaz reports. >> reporter: in northern california, authorities have begun the grim task of identifying victims of the campfire. 23 of them had been recovered by sunday afternoon. some of the dead were found inside their cars suggesting they died while trying to make their escape. and with over 100 people reported missing, officials believe there may be more victims. on sunday, a fifth search and recovery team began working in and around the devastated time of paradise. mobile dna labs are also joining the effort. anthropologists are on hand. in case any skeletal remains are found. >> we're doing everything we can to identify those remains and make contact with the next of kin. >> the northern part of the state isn't the only place with
major wildfires. here in west hills, california, north of los angeles, firefighters are struggling to keep the flare-ups under control as they try to contain the woolsey fire. the ap c1 ana wind conditio tablished itself and it's going to be in the area for the next couple of days. hopefully starting to mitigate on tuesday evening. >> reporter: california governor jerry brown has asked the white house to declare a major presidential disaster in the region. the state is already receiving aid from fema. west hills, california. coming up on "cbs this morning," the latest on the california wildfires. cbs evening news anchor jeff glor is at the scene. plus, in our series profiles and service, jan crawford talks with the navy's first female executive officer of an aircraft carrier as she shows us what
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unhealthy air quality conditions, and again, monday, november 12th. good morning. thank you for joining us. i'm kenny choi. >> and i'm michelle griego. we start with the devastating fire in butte county, and the official death toll now at 29 after authorities found six more bodies yesterday, and the fire has scorched 173 square miles since breaking out on thursday, and more than 6400 homes have been destroyed. cal fire says it's now 25% contained, but winds are fierce. >> the national weather service expects the air quality to get worse today, and it tweeted this side-by-side comparison. the left from yesterday, and you could see the right side is worse, and that's what they expect for today. >> just getting worse out there and even though it's so far away, it's really affecting the bay area. >> that's right. yesterday, some improvements, but we will see the winds take the shift out of the northeast, and bringing in all of the smoke from the butte county camp fire, an