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city, i'm tony dokoupil. captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs it's tuesday, november 13th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." democrats score a groundbreaking victory in arizona, flipping the u.s. senate seat from red to blue. >> i am so honored that arizonans chose our vision of a better arizona, and now it's time to get to work. the wildfire death toll rises in california making the camp fire the deadliest in state history.inap
to be making a nazi salute. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom here in new york, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. arizona has its first female united states senator, three-term democratic congresswoman kyrsten sinema won the state's open senate seat following a count that lasted nearly a week after the midterm elections. we have more from this. >> reporter: good morning, the race between kyrsten sinema and republican martha mcsally was highly financed. mcsally led narrowly on election night, but as outstanding votes were counted through the weekend and yesterday, sinema pulled ahead. >> i am so honored that arizonans chose our vision of a better arizona.
>> reporter: sinema takes over the seat vacated by republican jeff flake. she will be arizona's first democratic u.s. senator since dennis deconcini was re-elected in 1998. she attacked mcsally's leadership in the house last year to repeal obamacare. sinema ran as a moderate willing to work with republicans to get things done. >> arizona rejected what has become far too common in our country -- name-calling, petty personal attacks, and doing and saying whatever it takes just to get elected. >> reporter: the senate race cost more than $90 million, including more than $58 million pumped in from outside groups, according to the federal election commission. mcsally, the first female air force pilot to fly in combat, was elected to congress in 2014. she congratulated sinema on a hard-fight battle. >> i am convinced arizona is the best state in the country, and our best days are still yet to come. and i'm going to continue to pray for our success.
>> reporter: sinema started her career as a social worker and political activist. during her time in congress she developed a reputation for she voted for bills backed by president trump 60% of the time. sinema participates win gives democrats their -- sinema's win gives democrats their second win in the election. the democrats will hold 47 seats. depending on what happens in florida recount and a runoff in mississippi. ain't anne-marie? >> tom hanson here in new york. thank you very much. on to those wildfires in california. at least 42 people have been killed by a wildfire that obliterated a town in northern california. the so-called camp fire is now the deadliest in state history. one nearby resident says the day before the fire started she got an e-mail from the utility company telling her its power lines were sparking. wildfires are burning on both ends of the state. statewide, the death toll is at least 44. near los angeles, the woolsey fire destroyed at least 435
buildings. chris martinez is in calabasas, california, where many homes were lost. chris, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. this morning fire crews are busy reinforcing some of the containment lines that they've built around this fire over the past couple of days. it looks as though they are finally starting to get a bit of a better handle on this. and officials are also getting a better sense of exactly how destructive and deadly these fires are. the search for the missing continues in northern california. >> we're now at a point where we're going to bring in human remains, detector dogs, or what often are referred to as cadaver dogs. >> reporter: some residents haven't been heard from since flames tore through paradise on thursday. >> we've got so many people missing, our neighbors -- our neighbors are gone. >> reporter: reggie elizabeth graywolf lived here at a mobile home park that's now destroyed. many of her neighbors are
elderly and disabled. >> hazel's 99 years old. she's still missing. >> reporter: the camp fire is the deadliest and most destructive in california's history. donations have poured in, but places to stay are hard to find. >> hard sleeping in our cars because there's nowhere to go. >> 30,000 to 50,000 people up there. we all have to go someplace. >> reporter: here in southern california, hundreds of homes have been destroyed by the woolsey fire. high santa ana winds are complicating efforts to battle the blaze. >> we're still in red-flag weather right now. we're expecting up to 40 mile-per-hour winds through tuesday. >> reporter: two other fires broke out west of los angeles yesterday when the winds picked up. firefighters from other parts of the country are coming in to help. >> we haven't seen stuff like this in texas. but we're sending the best of the best. >> reporter: president trump approved a major disaster declaration to help with the recovery effort. now here in southern california,
officials are continuing to lift the mandatory evacuations bit by bit in los angeles and ventura counties. still, many thousands of people here and up north remain out of their homes this morning. for some of them it will likely be days before they can come back. anne-marie, back to you. >> the fires keep raging. thank you, chris. ahead on "cbs this morning," so-called wildfire scouts. jamie yuccas shows a group of fence working to fight the fires with one monitoring the fires from atop a mountain. an associate of roger stone, jerome corsie, says that he expeto be arged he special sel'. stis a r lgtime iddonald trump.l stone associates questioned by the mueller investigation. mueller and his team want to know about stone's connection with wikileaks. u.s. intelligence agencies conclude that russian agents were the source of hacked material released by wikileaks.
mueller wants to know if stone or others had advanced notice. now that the democrats control the house it appears they are preparing their own set of investigations. if his tweets are any indication, president trump is looking ahead. >> reporter: on twitter, president trump warned of the prospect of presidential harassment by the dems. harassment is what republicans have labeled possible democratic investigations of the executive branch once the party assumes control of the house in january. in an interview with axios, new york democrat nita lowey, set to chair the powerful appropriations committee, checked off a laundry list of potential areas for inquiries. >> the travel ban? >> yes. >> the family separation policy? >> absolutely. >> hurricane relief in puerto rico? >> oh, it was absolutely >> reporter: add to that dozens of topics including campaign-era payments to women who allege
affairs with mr. trump, russian involvement in the election, and the appointment of acting attorney general matt whitaker who democrats already accuse of bias against the special counsel investigation. california's adam schiff will lead the house intelligence committee. >> mr. whitaker needs to understand that he will be called to answer and any role he plays will be exposed to the public. >> reporter: house democratic -- democratic leader nancy pelosi, likely to be the next speaker, told "face the nation" democrats will be strategic. >> we are not scattered shot. we are not doing any investigations for a political purpose but to seek the truth. >> reporter: last week the president said democratic investigations could backfire. >> we can investigate. they look at us, we look at them. it goes on for two years. at the end of two years, nothing's done. >> reporter: in that same press conference, the president said a spate of democratic investigations would trigger a warlike white house posture.
when house republicans investigated the obama administration and called it oversight, not harassment. democrats describe their coming investigations the same way. major garrett, cbs news, the white house. opening statements are scheduled today in the trial of mexican drug lord joaquin "el chapo" guzman in new york. guzman pleaded not guilty to charges he ran a multibillion dollar drug smuggling empire. more than a dozen cooperating witnesses are scheduled to testify under tight security. guzman's lawyers are expected to attack their credibility by emphasizing their criminal records. the trial is expected to last into next year. and coming up on "the morning news" now, delayed action. the vatican stops a plan to tackle the church sex abuse crisis. and a cut above the rest. a large pink diamond could smash a record at auction. this is the "cbs morning news."
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performance igenforcent. dhs officials had no comment on her possible departure. the "chicago tribune" reports the family of a security guard shot and killed by an unidentified illinois police officer claims the officer used excessive force. the family of 26-year-old jemel roberson filed a civil rights lawsuit seeking more than $1 million. roberson was working as an armed guard sunday at a chicago bar. the lawsuit says he was holding a man down following a shooting inside the bar when an arriving officer shot him. state police are investigating. the "wall street journal" says the vatican barred u.s. bishops from taking action against sex abuse just before a scheduled vote to address the crisis. the bishops were expected to at the last mi, forbid them from taking any
steps on sex abuse this year. they will have to wait until after a global summit on the issue in february. "the milwaukee journal sentinel" reports a photo of dozens of male wisconsin students giving what appears to be a nazi salute is drawing widespread condemnation. the photo of male prom-goers from baraboo high school was taken last spring outside the city courthouse. it began circulating on social media yesterday. the school district quickly condemned the photo, and it is investigating. and "elle" has an excerpt from michelle obama's memoir "becoming" where she talks about her white house style strategy. the former first lady said she knew only a little about fashion when people started paying attention to her clothes. she says after her husband was elected president it seemed her than what she had to say. she says it got her down and called it a societal double standard that virtually every to have a team of stylists.
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on the cbs "money watch," a cybersecurity pact. diane king hall has that and more stories. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning. well, let's start with wall street first. tech and financial shares led a broad-based sell-off on wall street. apple fell 5% following reports it was reducing orders for iphone components. shares of goldman sachs dropped over 7% after reports malaysia wants a refund of the fee its -- the fees it paid gold man involving its state fund. checking the broader markets, final numbers. the dow jones industrials plunged 602. the s&p 500 skidded 54, and the nasdaq tumbled 206 points for a nearly 3% loss. meantime, 50 nations and more than 150 tech companies signed a cybersecurity agreement. the u.s., russia, and china are not amem. the agreement released yesterday in paris a increase efforts to fight criminal activity on the internet including interference inctns aatee. the inci ide
human rights on the web, thwart election hacking, and cease the theft of intellectual property via hacking. and amazon is expected to make it official today that it's chosen new york and northern virginia as the locations for its new headquarters. according to multiple reports, this ends a search that lasted more than a year. the "wall street journal" broke the news last week and reports other cities may receive major amazon facilities, as well. real estate company redfin reports a dramatic increase in housing inquiries in both areas. anne-marie? >> i bet you rent's about to go up. >> oh, yes. >> diane king hall, thanks a lot. >> all right. still to come, a sad day for true believers. fans remember legendary comic book publisher stan lee. fans remember legendary comic book publisher stand lee.
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the man who revolutionized the comic book industry as the head of marvel comics has died. stan lee died yesterday in los angeles at the age of 95. >> smile. >> stan lee was as recognized to comic book fans as the superheroes he created, x-men, the hulk, the amazing spider-man. >> i tried to keep them realistic. i don't know of anybody more realistic than i am. so whatever little things worried me, i'd have spider-man worry about them, too. >> he also gave his characters real-life flaws. >> the mere fact that he has superhuman power doesn't mean that he may not have acne or trouble with his girlfriend or get a sinus attack in the middle of a fight. >> reporter: lee took a job as an assistant at a comic publisher when he was 16.
that eventually grew into marvel comics, and lee rose to become the president. but in 1998, marvel forced lee out. he spent years in lawsuits with marvel and disney to get a share of profits from movies and tv shows based on his characters. lee went on to start his own companies and joined forces with his longtime rivals at d.c. comics putting his own spin on their superheroes including batman and wonder woman. he was born stanley lieber but signed his comics stan lee to protect his reputation. >> i didn't want to be known by my regular name as a comic book writer because it was embarrassing. >> he thought he'd move on to more serious writing, but he ultimately embraced his alter ego, even changing his name and making frequent cameos in movies based on his characters. >> i don't think you ever outgrow your love for things that are that colorful or much bigger than life. along comes superhero comics. they're really, i think, fairy tales for grown-ups.
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and your free wi-fi will start shortly. enjoy your flight mr. jones. world's best inflight entertainment. fly emirates. fly better. our top story this morning, democrat kyrsten sinema won arizona's senate race, becoming the state's first female u.s. senator. she narrowly beat republican martha mcsally to become arizona's first democratic senator in 30 years. she won the seat formerly held by republican jeff flake. republicans will still control the senate, but democrats will hold at least 47 seats. the wildfire burning in northern california has killed at least 42 people. it's now the deadliest wildfire in state history. that figure is expected to rise as search crews comb the remains of paradise, the town destroyed by the fire last week. another big fire is burning in southern california. it's destroyed at least 435 buildings and killed two people.
and on twitter, president trump is warning of possible harassment by democrats now that they control the house. in an interview with axios, the incoming chair of the appropriations committee, nita lowey, named some potential areas for investigation including the travel ban, family separation, and hurricane relief in puerto rico. saudi arabia faces new pressure to explain the death of journalist jamal khashoggi. canada's prime minister confirms his country has heard audiotapes of his murder. tina kraus has more. >> reporter: canadian prime minister justin trudeau is the first western leader to acknowledge his country has listened to turkish recordings of the killing of jamal khashoggi. >> canada's intelligence agencies have been working closely on this issue with the turkish intelligence. >> reporter: a turkish newspaper report claims khashoggi's last words were "i'm suffocating, take this bag off my head. i'm claustrophobic."weekend ks
arabia and western allies including the u.s. administration sources tell cbs news the cia director has heard the audio. turkey claims the "washington post" columnist who was critical of saudi's crown prince was strangled and dismembered at the consul in istanbul last month. for weeks after khashoggi disappeared, saudi officials insisted he walked out of the consulate before changing their account to say he died in an unplanned rogue operation. on sunday, khashoggi's fiancee joined friends in paying tribute to the 59-year-old whose body has not yet been found. tina kraus, cbs news. coming up first on "cbs this morning," a woman whose story of alleged abuse led to a high-profile politician's resignation is joining us in her first tv interview. michelle manning shares why she came forward with her accusations against former new
he can make amends. plus, what your car may know about you and where does that information end up. data is being used. and actors ben stiller and patricia arquette join us in the studio to discuss their new series "escape at dannemora." that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪
>> and i'm michelle gregllgo. the fire has now destroyed more than 7,000 structures. president trump has approved an extradited disaster. and 15 thousand buildings are still threatened. >> the thick smoke from the fires still blanketing the bay area. the poor air quality is at especially high levels in the north bay and as a result 90% of schoolssed today and parents can check the website for a full list. the 49ers game against the new york giants still went on last night. air quality index was at 161 during the game last night