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it is monday august 11, 2014. welcome to "cbs this morning." riot in the heartland, a demand for answers after police shoot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old near st. louis. american airstrikes in iraq continue as the terror group isis seizes another town. plus more questions about how nascar champ tony stewart could run over and kill another driver. >> but we begin with today's eye-opener, your world in 90 seconds. violence erupts in suburban st. louis. >> an unarmed black teenager shot and killed by a police
officer. in iraq, the fourth round of airstrikes has been carried out. >> meanwhile the prime minister is rejecting calls for his resignation. >> nascar driver tony stewart hitting and killing another driver during a dirt track race in new york. >> authorities examining video showing stewart striking kevin ward, jr., as he apparently seemed to confront stewart. a frightening day for roller coaster riders in maryland, stuck 75 feet in the area for seven hours. >> a cease-fire in israel. >> two days of rocket fire from gaza and airstrikes from israel. a flash flood watch is posted for parts of south carolina this morning following a weekend of deadly flooding. overnight, the second supermoon of the year shining bright. >> this is the closest the moon will get to earth all year. >> monet davis struck out six
batters in a shutout win to send her team to the little league world serious. >> unusual sight in brooklyn, new york. that is a dust devil on a ball field. we have a shining star at sunset. rory continues his run to greatness. >> pga champion rory mcilroy. >> on "cbs this morning." >> charlie rose shows us his chops with the pops. >> i have a lot to learn. taught me a little about what to do with the baton, but he gave me this number he does. kind of an elvis number, i think. >> this morning's eye-opener is presented by toyota. >> this morning's eye-opener is presented by toyota. let's go places. captioning funded by cbs nice move there.
nice moves. >> always a good orchestra to cover you. good morning. a st. louis suburb is recovering after a night of violence. angry protests over a shooting led to looting and rioting in ferguson, missori. 18-year-old michael brown died saturday after a struggle with an ceunard. >> the brown family believes the officer should be fired and arrested. reports say the browns have hired the same lawyer that represented the family of trayvon martin. dean reynolds is in st. louis with the fallout. dean, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, the problem here is that the police and the local community remain at odds over exactly what happened on saturday and tensions remain high. a peaceful vigil and demonstration last night turned into rioting and looting of stores including this one. >> people have broken in. they are looting the business. >> reporter: a scene of chaos and destruction in ferguson, missouri, saturday night.
looters smashed storefront windows and loaded up their cars with anything they could get their hands on. tires were taken from this auto shop. across the street, more looters cleared out a beauty supply store. >> five to six shots just now. walmart has barricaded themselves, all the employees inside of the store. looters are breaking in. >> reporter: the night of violence was in stark contrast to the peaceful demonstrations earlier in the day sparked by the death of 18-year-old michael brown on saturday. >> he was nothing but a gentle giant. he wouldn't have harmed anyone. >> he put his hands in the air. >> dorian johnson said he was walking in the middle of the street with brown when a ferguson police officer drove up and told the men to get on the sidewalk. there was apparently a struggle between brown and the officer. johnson says the officer started choking brown and tried pulling him into the police vehicle. >> his weapon was drawn. he said i'll shoot you, or i'm going to shoot.
in the same moment the first shot went off. >> witnesses claim the officer got out of his patrol car and opened fire while the unarmed teen ran away with his hands up. the victim's mother couldn't contain her emotion. >> you took my son away from me. you know how hard it was for me to get him to stay in school and graduate? >> reporter: now, the local naacp has called for a meeting here later tonight to try to cool things off. the police just told us they made 32 arrests overnight and at least a dozen stores were looted here. norah. >> all right, dean. thank you. in northern iraq kurdish troops are regaining territory after usair strikes targeted isis forces over the weekend. the islamic terror group also recaptured one town this morning. the kurds are getting arms directly from the u.s. holly williams in erbil, threatened by
iraq. holly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. two towns recaptured by islamic extremists in iraq. 30 miles from here. reports after fierce fighting they seized another town jalawla. these are the men the world are relying on to defeat iraq extremi extremists. they are kurdish soldiers from the northeast, famous for their courage on the battlefield. the kurdish fighters are the only ones on the ground in iraq, still taking on the islamic militants after islamic soldiers ran away two months ago. two miles from the frontline, we met this 22-year-old who just graduated from college. >> why not? [ speaking foreign language ] >> they are killing people. >> we'll kill them.
>> reporter: isis swept into iraq in northern june capturing a swath of territory and calling it a new islamic state. now they are targeting iraq's christians and another religious minority. thousands fled for their lives are stranded on a baron mountain top facing starvation. more than 50 children have already died and the iraqi government claimed isis killed more than 100 yazidis, some buried alive. airstrikes helping but not enough for force the extremists out. the men here told us what they urgently need is weapons. they are fighting with outdated guns while the islamic militants are using artillery and tanks which they captured from the iraqi government soldiers. in baghdad there is mounting pressure on iraq's prime minister nouri al maliki to
quit. many people here blame him for fueling iraq's religious tension and allowing islamic extremists to capitalize on them. for "cbs this morning," holly williams, erbil, iraq. senior security contributor mike morell in washington, former deputy cia director. mike, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> what is the u.s. goal and strategy here? >> the goal in the short-term is to keep the isis fighters from taking over erbil, the capital of kurdistan in the north and to free the religious group that has been trapped in the mountains there. that seems to be working. but what is going to take a lot more work, charlie, is to actually degrade the group and to destroy the group. what we're doing right now is not going to do that. >> what will it require to do that? >> i think two things. one, it's going to require us, with our capabilities, to take
out the leadership of the group while the iraqi army and the kurdish army, the peshmerga fights on the ground against these guys. that ladder of peace is going to take a political agreement in baghdad, which we see this morning is even more difficult to get. >> mike, the president himself admitted over the weekend this islamic state militant advance is more rapid than intelligence estimates. was this an intelligence failure or a policy failure? >> i don't think this was an intelligence failure. this is a classic problem in the intelligence world. there's a difference between strategic warning and tactical warning. there was strategic warning here in the sense that the intelligence community was saying for over a year, year and a half, two years, that this group was getting stronger and stronger and stronger. what's much more difficult is that tactical warning that says they are going to move tomorrow or they are doing to move in the next week. that's more difficult.
that's what we didn't have. >> you were there in the cia. you said this was not an intelligence failure. over the weekend we heard former secretary of state hillary clinton suggesting it was a policy failure. she said obama's failure to assist moderate rebels in syria left a big vacuum. is this an outgrowth of our inaction in syria? >> there is no doubt that what isis was able to do in syria was probably the key factor in strengthening them in terms of what they are doing in iraq today. it is difficult for me to see how arming the moderate rebels would have made that much difference in syria. we would have had to have done it on a very, very large scale that i would would have frightened our partners in the region because it would have put a very, very large footprint, u.s. footprint on the ground in the middle east. >> so you support the decision made by the president at the time. >> yes. >> mike, thank you. the next half hour a rare look
inside isis. find out how a loose group of militants organized itself into an army and how it recruits young boys for a life of war. palestinians on the gaza strip able to get outside this morning. the egyptian negotiated truce took place. talks for a permanent peace resumed in cairo. nearly 2,000 palestinians and 67 israelis have died in the month long fighting. one of nascar's biggest names is under a cloud this morning for a deadly crash on a dirt track. tony stewart's car hit and killed a 20-year-old driver during a race saturday night. >> a spectator caught the tragedy on video. we want to warn you the pictures are disturbing. don dahler at watkins glen, the scene of the race. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. tony stewart was nowhere in sight for the nascar race. he pulled out of that race 12
hours after he fatally struck kevin ward, jr. that has cast a shadow on stewart's storied career as well as the sport he loves. it was lap 14 at the race when kevin ward, jr., number 13 and tony stewart, number 14, were seen battling for position. amateur video captured ward's car as it spun out slamming into the wall. the 20-year-old walks out apparently mid race appearing to confront stewart. seconds later he's run over. medics rushed to the scene but ward was announced dead an hour later. usa sports writer jeff gluck saw the video. >> i've never seen anything happen like that, it was insane. >> reporter: investigators say stewart was visibly shaken. >> at this moment, there are no facts in hand that would substantiate or support a criminal charge or indicate criminal intent on the part of
any individual. >> reporter: in a statement sunday, steward said, "there aren't words to describe the sadness i feel about the accident that took the life of kevin ward, jr. stewart is no stranger to confrontation. last year he got into a fistfight with joey lag ono and in 2012 he hurled his helmet at another racer. >> i learned my lesson. i'll run over every chance i got. every chance i got. >> does this fit in with tony stewart's on track reply takers being an aggressive driver. >> i think he's an aggressive driver but not like that. when they say aggressive, battling for position, but to take a guy out like that, that's a whole different level. >> initially they said he would race but hours later changed their position. >> we feel strongly this the
right thing to do. supported and agree with it. it's a difficult time for both parties. >> reporter: the ward family released a statement saying they appreciate the prayers and support, and they need time to grieve. as for the investigation, officials say they are looking at everything from the clothing the drivers wear to the condition of the track. norah. >> all right, don. thank you. cbs legal analyst jackford with us. good morning. >> good morning, norah. >> you hear no criminal intent but does that mean stewart is out of the woods. >> they are going to look at all the possibilities. you could have, i'm not saying will, but could have charges not on criminal intent. some concluding he wanted to harm him, or even kill him and drove at him. we'll see where the facts take them but something like criminally negligent homicide. that means i didn't intend to kill anybody, i didn't intend to hurt anybody but what i did was
ignored an obvious risk. as consequence of my conduct, ignoring that risk, somebody gets hurt. my conduct basically was what they call a gross deviation from a reasonable standard of care. so you could just say i'm going to try and scare this guy and sort of take my car near him. i'm not saying that's what's going to happen and you swerve and hit him. you didn't mean to hit anybody but that could, could put you in the category of criminally negligent homicide. >> there's much talk about him being an aggressive driver. there's a lot of aggressive drivers in nascar. >> that's part of the attraction. fans love it when they swap paint, come in contact. >> does the rivalry have any -- >> it could. if i'm the prosecutor taking a look at this, i'm going to want to know about his conduct in the past. we saw the shot of him firing the helmet of this guy saying i'm going to take him out every chance he would get. does that mean he would be charged and found guilty because of his past conduct.
>> intent? >> it would be a factor certainly for intent, if they were looking for intent here but could also ab factor -- i don't know anybody is saying intent. could also be a factor in terms of negligence. are you the angry guy that's going to come close to the guy to scare him, macho up a little bit. you don't intend to hurt anybody but an accident happens as a consequence of that. that's what it would come into play. >> jack ford, thank you very much. new fears efforts to contain ebola virus are failing. this morning health officials in nigeria confirm a new case bringing the total there to ten. ebola in four west african countries. nearly 1800 people are affected. 962 died. >> on "face the nation" sunday, a doctor with the world health rganization explained why infection prevention and control practices are not the norm. >> dr. kent brantly and nancy wrightbol, two american workers diagnosed with>> this morning c trying to save the lives of three people trapped on a
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you've got one more chance to catch a 2014 supermoon on september 9th. i'm marking my calendar. >> me, too. that's a great picture in one of the papers this morning, the moon against the chrysler building in new york city. a great day for golfers as they watched what happened sunday. golfer rory mcilroy celebrating his second straight championship this morning. he shot a final round three under 68 to win the pga championship in louisville. he also won this year's british open. mcilroy had to fight off several late challenges on the back nine. he ended up beating phil mickelson by one stroke. >> it's been just incredible. i didn't think in my wildest dreams i'd have a summer like this. i just played the best golf of my life. >> early this morning mcilroy tweeted this trophy of himself holding trophies from british open and pga championship. the caps read, "the summer of
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>> good morning, hammy monday to you. starting things offer on high note, court i is he of high pressure in fact it, means we ends one nice clear sky, at least to start things offer. eventually few more clouds left. we'll have sunny skies, nice and warm tonight, may need the air conditioner. humidity starts to creep up. by tomorrow i highly suggest an umbrella we start with showers, likely heavy rain before it is all said and done. bob is. >> 7:26. accident accidents on the schuylkill expressway, eastbound, right here, you see all of this fire activity, and police, and rescue squad, this is the accident i showed but a few moments ago, it is eastbound, right at the south street off ramp, it is also blocking the onramp to the eastbound schuylkill, and we're down to only one lane, they had second accident here opposite side, since closed, but eastbound on the
schuylkill expressway, golf for delays into south, crash also eastbound, on the schuylkill, right before the conshohocken curve. ukee, back over to you. >> thank you, next update at 7:55, up next on cbs this morning, inside the islamic stage, rare access to islam i can militants fighting for control of iraq. for more local news weather traffific and sports we're on the "cw philly" on these channels. i'm ukee washington, have a
xx how about entertainment. >> it's the pants. >> gives new meaning to brown mustard. things got a little dirty during hot dog derby. the kid racing inside this mustard getup got tripped up by his own pants. he face planted in the dirt not onceut twice. he eventually did finish the race to a standing ovation. >> all right. >> you know what i say about that, he just needed a little help to ketchup. >> get it? >> what do you mean? >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." guess who is here. we've got jane pauley at the table. you may have seen her sitting in for charles osgood. she's now a contributor for sunday morning. she'll be anchoring with us all this week. see, this is what they do. they hire you and make you guest seven different shows. >> i miss gayle already. thank you, charlie, thank you, norah. >> good to have you here.
>> coming up, roller coasters are supposed to be scary but not for five hours. we'll go to the amusement park outside washington, d.c. where two dozen riders got stuck nearly 80 feet above yound. >> everywhere you look, you can find people dumping ice water over their heads. it's a challenge spreading like wildfire. my husband just issued one to me. you're going to meet the man who started the idea for reasons that aren't silly at all. it's really pretty important. that's ahead. >> time to show you this morning's headlines. "the washington post" looks into abuses at the united states patent and trademark office. thousands of employees are allowed to work from home. but an internal investigation found some repeatedly lied about the hours they put in. many received bonuses for work they didn't do. >> the denver post says the colorado governor's office launches a new campaign this morning. it discorns teenagers from using marijuana in a state where adults can. ads will start running on tv and
movie theaters telling kids don't be a elaboralab rat. they suggest it's a testing ground for marijuana legalsation but points out dangers like memory loss or brain shrinkage. boston herald of market basket said he offered to buy the grocery chain at a precrisis value. supporters have refused to work until he's reinstated. he was fired in june when a family feud over control of the company boiled over. it's suspected he offered $1.5 billion for market basket, but so far his offer is being rejected. and the atlantic reports former secretary of state hillary clinton is distancing herself from president obama's foreign policy. she told the magazine the decision not to intervene earlier in syrian war was a failure. she commented on the doctrine, don't do good stuff, she said, quote, great nations need
organizing principles. don't do stupid stuff is not an organizing principle. looks like the beginning of distancing herself from the president before the presidential run. >> we reported early on american airstrikes hitting islamic terror group isis in iraq. extraordinary access inside that organization. a new five-part documentary reveals the unknown story of its message and influence spreading across syria and iraq. it also shows how isis recruits young boys as future members. >>s is an extraordinary new development. it shocked the world. this is an establishment -- this is not a small terrorist group fighting in a forgotten corner somewhere. who are they? they are highly organized. they now look like and feel like a standing army you can recognize, not a guerilla force.
they have command and control structures. they can fight a battle. their mission is to bring islam to the world. >> i think what became apparent was the absolute determinaton and the commitment to a religious idea that sustains them. they are certain that they are doing god's work. at the moment, it seems that however brutal, however hard line, it seems to be gaining support in some ways. one of the things, the most chilling things,
letizing. boys younger than nine sucked in, repeating songs, being asked in one instance, do you want to be a jihadi, do you want to be a suicide bomber? >> a nine-year-old child being asked by his father, which i think is extraordinarily chilling. the challenge there, you watch them grow extraordinarily quickly. they have acquired wealth, weaponry. they are acquiring people and pushing out boundaries of other countries. there's no question of regrowing the map. it's dissolving the map. they don't see boundaries. they see those as just
impositions that have got nothing to do with the rule of god and the rule of allah. >> you know, this is fascinating to see this documentary. i was just reading, too, "the wall street journal" has a piece about how the islamic state, isis, remains unchallenged in its operational base in syria the ability to get in is how they they have an operational base and how they spread into iraq and what they are doing is why some say we have to move into syria to get the problem at this root. it's extraordinary they have this access. >> amazing the command and structure they have and that report suggested they are like an army rather than just simply jihadists on the loose. >> the sophistication. you were both asking how did they get in, how device get in. i have to ask this morning i'm embarrassed to admit, what's vice.
vice is a young media group. knew who vice was but jane pauley didn't. what does that say about their -- >> what started out as a magazine has become a television group. they are the group that went to korea with dennis rodman and had a little access there. >> got extraordinary access there in korea. summertime staple, amusement park roller coaster turned out to be more frightening than fun in maryland. two dozen people got stranded nearly eight stories up at six flags. the park is telling "cbs this morning" it will speak with the state agency that regulates this ride. jan crawford in maryland where the riders were brought down. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. seven of the 24 people are children and they were stuck near the top of that ride for nearly five hours giving them an adventure they weren't quite counting on. >> be advised, about 70, 80 feet
up. >> at a six flags in maryland a minute long thrill ride turned into a five hour nightmare. 24 people spent much of sunday afternoon stranded on the track near the top of the ride known as the joker's jinx. >> the specs we've seen say the ride is 79 feet so they are close to the top of the ride. >> 17 adults and seven children stuck in the blistering sun with temperatures in the 80s. at one point black umbrellas shielded them from the elements. the joker's jinx goes from 0 to 60 in six seconds. it's a dizzy mix of twists and sideways turns. with the roller coaster at a standstill, they had to almost perform a high-wire act walking along the top of the track and securing each rider with a harness before taking them to safety. the rider has a safety system which performed as it's designed to effectively stopping the cars. but this is the second time in
as many months that six flags has seen its riders trapped for hours. last month patrons at magic mountain in valencia, california, waited three hours for rescuers after a tree fell on the track of the assassin roller coaster causing the front part of the ride to detach from the tracks. >> many riders here complain of dehydration and back pain. they all signed waiver saying they are okay. that should give six flags some legal cover. officials here say they are not going to reopen this ride, the joker's jinx, until they figure out exactly what went wrong. norah. >> always a legal angle. thank you. if you're going on your computer to order from amazon, you might have a mouse problem. elaine quijano is with us. >> reporter: norah, the online giant may be trying to punish disney. we'll look at the newest battle in a growing warar involving th biggest force in online retail shopping. that's next on "cbs this morning."
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our forecast, after beautiful weekend, hoping to hang onto this just little bit longer. >> i think we can definitely deliver. we can expect more sunshine out there yet again today, couple clouds as the day goes on, much like what we saw over the course of the weekends, big difference definitely warmer by comparison, also, going to be dealing with some humidity out there, at least from what we came off of here from earlier days in the forecast, storm scan3, at the moment, still pretty calm and collected high pressure in place for another day. clouds will eventually hick end and humidity will start to move on an uphill climb here. 70s the current temperature outside whitfield elementary. off to comfortable pleasant start. upper 80s later today, by tomorrow, limited with the heat that can go on with some rain moving in, bob? >> 7:56. live look at the schuylkill expressway, still, only one lane open here, as south street on the eastbound side has police and fire continue to tends to an accident here. we are bumper to bumper from the roosevelt boulevard all the way through center city. this is tying folks up, if you
are using the schuylkill to get down toward the airport, your best bet, instead of the schuylkill, use 476. another accident, further south on 95, here, down near philly international, that's off to the showed, accident south on the new jersey turnpike at exit two, erika, back to you. >> next update at 8:25, next on cbs this morning, chills for charity. what's behind the ice bucket challenge. your local news continues with
it is monday august 11, 2014. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead including serious inspiration for a fun summertime stunt but first a look at today's eye-opener at 8:00. a peaceful vigil and demonstration turned into rioting and looting of stores, including this one. >> a protest over deadly police shooting. michael brown died after a struggle with an officer. >> recaptured from northern extremists in iraq. >> kurdish troops regaining territory. >> what is going to take a lot more work is to degrade the group and destroy the group. what we're doing now is not going to do that. >> tony stewart pulled out of the race 12 hours after he fatally struck driver kevin ward, jr. you could have some type of criminal charges come out of this that don't focus on intent. >> they were stuck at the top of the ride for five hours giving them an adventure they didn't
count on. >> you can't go on amazon and order these because they are withholding sales and it appears as another contract dispute. >> it's the pants. >> oh, boy. >> he just needed a little help to ketchup. get it? >> i don't, i don't get it. what do you mean? >> das eye-opener at 8:00 is presented by comfort inn. >> i'm charlie rose with norah o'donnell and jane pauley. gayle king is off. police say a riot in a st. louis suburb ended with 12 stores looted and 32 people arrested a convenience store in ferguson, missouri, was emptied and then set on fire. started last night after a vigil for an 18-year-old man shot dead by a police officer. >> police say michael brown struggled with that officer. one eyewitness claims brown was shot running away with his hands up. brown's family reportedly hiring the lawyer that represented the family of trayvon martin, the
florida youth killed by a neighbor watch volunteer. the terror group isis and kurdish forces are both claiming new victories this morning in northern iraq. u.s. warplanes in the region dropped supplies to a religious sect trapped on top of a mountain. other u.s. jess bombed isis positions to protect the city of erbil where thousands of americans live. >> president obama is monitoring iraq crisis from martha's vineyard. the first family began a two-week center vacation over onthe weekend. they are visiting the island for the fifth time in his presidency. traveling with the position in massachusetts, major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. even before arriving at this island getaway, president obama beefed up national security ordering more staffers to martha's vineyard and asking national security adviser susan rice to stay with him for the duration. the president receives roughly three briefings a day. that is a number that
incidentally corresponds to the number of foreign policy crisis, iraq, ukraine and gaza currently dominating world headlines. but there is time for golf. the president has already gotten in two rounds since arriving at martha's vineyard saturday and there's time for domestic politics. later tonight the president will headline a democratic party fundraiser. now, the biggest topic for the administration is iraq. senior administration officials trying to persuade shia politicians to come up with an alternative to nouri al maliki. maliki trying to cling to power. lo shia politicians are finding an alternative next 24 hours could prove critical to the future and the president's ever evolving missions there. norah. >> garrett, thank you. britain's prince harry said horror of war prompted him to start a competition among veterans. he flied helicopters flying to and from hospitals. he wrote this in sunday's times.
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>> in our report, you also met 12-year-old kaley from new jersey. her team was also vying for a spot but they were eliminated friday. the little league world series begins on thursday. >> mo'ne is a star, isn't she? >> i'm thinking how many hollywood agents are booking tickets to williamsport. >> a movie in the making. >> i agree. >> 75 an hour somebody said. >> yes. wow. good pitch. ahead only on "cbs this morning." will your son or your daughter be the one knocking on this door? >> police. open the door. certainly warrant. >> inside the
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i have willingly decided to accept the ice bucket challenge to bring awareness to als. are you ready? am i ready? i guess so. one, two, three. >> no one is immune to the ice bucket challenge. just ask chris wragge of our station wcbs. he accepted the challenge of dumping the ice and water over his head this weekend. social media is filling up with photos and videos of people doing the same thing. but jamie wax is here to show us why it's more than just about keeping cool. jamie, good morning. >> good morning, jane. it's all because of something caed als ice bucket challenge. the idea behind it, the best way to soak your friends and family for charity donations is to give
yourself a good soaking first. the videos are online everywhere. thousands of people young and old willingly and pretty gleefully posting videos of themselves taking a bucket of ice water, literally soaking up the attention from friends and family. it's all because of this man, 29-year-old pete frates. >> we never would have ever thought something that would stay within family and friends would go viral. now we're in the middle of this storm and it's really exciting. >> pete frates was diagnosed with als, lou gehring's disease in march 2012. at one time the captain of the boston college baseball team, he married his fiancee julie just a few months after his diagnosis. shortly thereafter he began speaking to raise awareness and spoke with charlie rose. >> i accepted it and realized i had to make strides and get the word out. i appreciate you having me here.
>> reporter: though today pete is unable to speak, he's still getting the word out. taking a cue from a similar breast cancer awareness campaign, pete started using his popular website blog and facebook page to encourage als ice bucket challenge. the idea, douse yourself with freezing water and challenge others to do the same. if they don't comply within 24 hours, they must donate to the charity of your choice. even celebrities are getting in on the act. there's "hunger games" actress elizabeth banks. singer lance bass. cleveland indians outfielder nick swisher. even congressman joe kennedy. and it's working. the als association says that last year during the same 10 days their donations were less than $15,000. this year they raised $160,000. >> we're really seeing what we meant to do. people are talking about als.
they are understanding what this disease is. guess what, they are -- now the wallets are opening. >> pete declined to take the challenge himself, noting that als and ice water don't mix. but on his facebook page, he did offer up his own video of what else? "ice ice baby." >> there's no clear way to calculate how many people have taken the ice bucket challenge since it started just 11 days ago but pete's family told nbc news it's not only fundraising but giving hope to people across the country and around the are world. i'm going to take the challenge and asking the three folks around the table to do it with me. >> i'll do it. >> can i write a check? >> that's the idea. >> jane, write that check.
>> when are we going to do it, charlie? >> whenever you want to do it. >> he's a remarkable young man. to see him, i remember that interview well. >> it's a terrible, terrible disease. it really strikes people at the prime of their lives. that's part of the tragedy of it. >> thank you, jamie. >> thank you very much. keeping the country safe means starting young. >> i'm chip reid at the fbi academy in virginia where high school students are learning what it takes to be an fbi agent. everything from making arrests to processing evidence. coming up on "cbs this morning." it only happens once a year. clearance event, super fun. of course you can get a great deal. hold on. 0% apr financing on a bunch of models. annual and it's right now. they're having fun. you can get all kinds of deals. come on down. yeah, you better hurry in.
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week. it didn't go very far as you can see. it gave the little boy a little close-up view of nature. >> love this family. >> that's adorable. >> that's a story you'll see only on nbc's this morning, fbi inviting nearly 50 high school students to become part of its future. less than one in seven applicants made it into the training program this year. chip reid joins us with a look at how teenagers are learning to become agents. chip, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. when these high school students go back to school in a few weeks, they will have one of the best answers ever to that age old question what did you do for your summer vacation. >> police. open the door. search warrant. >> reporter: at the fbi academy last week, four dozen teenagers selected from hundreds of applicants across the country got a very different kind of summer camp experience. a week with real agents in the field and in the classroom learning about what it's really like inside the fbi. >> we're working an undercover case.
i had off site covert -- >> reporter: agent william woodson has run the future agents program since 2012. >> to you, what is the best part of all this? >> the best part is to come out here and see what they learned in the classroom and see them put it to work out here. here in hogan valley. >> reporter: hogan valley is a fake town at the fbi academy in northern virginia. the same town where real fbi agents do their training. on this harrowing day, hogan's alley was victimized by a bank robbery and a bomb plot. >> this was a terrorist attack. you have to leave. >> reporter: after gathering the evidence, the young agents headed to a makeshift headquarters to get ready to present their case to a judge. >> what is it exactly you're doing here. >> we're filling out an arrest warrant. >> an arrest warrant. then you're going to go make the arrest? >> yeah. >> that's the fun part?
>> yeah. >> with all the paperwork signed, and after a few trial runs. >> police, open up. search warrant. arrest. >> they were ready for the big moment. >> police, open up, arrest. >> but just like real life, things didn't always go smoothly. >> i have a bomb. >> eventually, though, justice prevailed. of course, the guns are fake and the suspects are witnesses are all fbi employees, but that didn't keep it from feeling real. >> was your adrenaline pumping? >> definitely. you saw one person had a bomb. you definitely had to be on your
toes. >> reporter: even before this experience, most of the teens already had a good idea of what they wanted to do with their lives. >> i wanted to be in public service since i was in preschool. i was the little kid coming into preschool with my firemen outfit on. >> now they know. >> how many of you know you want to be an fbi agent someday. you already know. ian says he wants in despite the risks. if you're on the streets as an fbi agent, you're putting your life on the line. >> absolutely. >> you're fine with that. >> i'm fine with putting my life on the line to save other people. >> reporter: they did have a lot of fun, but it is also deadly serious. ian chambers, that last student you heard from, told us he has a very powerful protective instinct. as an fbi agent, he would want to specialize in fighting terrorism and violent crime. jane. >> thank you, chip. you know, that generation probably grew up, their heroes were first responders. >> the 9/11 generation.
not astronauts, sports figures but first responders. >> for a kid, that would be the most awesome thing to do. go hang out and pretend you're an fbi agent. fantastic. >> cops and robbers. >> or journalist on live television. ahead, another example of growing up to serve our country. smoky bear, america's most beloved firefighter turns 70 and he's just getting started. you're watching "cbs this morning." ♪ ♪ this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". good morning, i'm ukee washington. investigators in south philly are searching for the cause
after fire, that damaged a laudromat earl think morning. now the fire broke out after 5:00 a.m. and also damaged at least two apartments, over that laudromat. it may also have damaged ants in adjacent buildings, near seventh and snyder. fortunately, there are no injuries to tell you about. let's get your forecast now with katie in the weather center good morning, everybody, nice day underway it, will feel like mid-august. what mid august should feel like, which is hot, probably little more humid to you. storm scan3, clear at the moment. you can see few clouds already starting to build, though, just outside of our viewing area to the west. that's a sign every things to come, eventually, likely see few clouds out there. we do keep it dry all day today. good pool day with the high hitting 87. tonight we drop down to below 70. seasonable, but notice the humidity creeping up. so you might need the air conditioner tonight. tomorrow, clouds, rain, thunderstorms, limiting the amount of warm that goes on, i would highly suggest an umbrella, because some of the rain will be heavy at times, especially, by tomorrow night.
as the brunt of our cold front moves through, but that said, we should warm it up little more for you wednesday, that will be our transition day as the storm pumps all way, bob? >> morning, everyone, 8:26. live look at the schuylkill expressway eastbound still delays heading through south street. all because of the multi vehicle crash we've been dealing with for the last over hour or so. eastbound, heavy conshohocken all the way in through downtown, headed through south street, typically use the schuylkill to come into downtown, i would use maybe one of the drives. if you use the schuylkill to get to the airport, i would flip over to the blue route. live look, ben franklin bridge, four lanes of traffic coming into downtown philadelphia. and a crash outside of fort dix here in new jersey, new egypt road at mean i rode. ukee, back to you. >> next update at 85:00, a up next on cbs this morning, major milestone for smokey the bear. for more local news weather traffic and sports we're on the "cw philly" on these channels. good
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from conducting interviews to conducting the boston pop. we'll show you one of the nation's leading orchestras in all its glory. charlie shows us some of his glory, too. >> a great orchestra. >> time to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe. britain's daily express says a preringo photos from the beemgtss is up for sale. taken in 1961 at liverpool's cavern club. can you seat pete best on drums before he was replaced. the photo goes up for auction august 23rd.
expendables 3 was leaked on friday. the bootleg version has been downloaded more than 2 million times. the piracy suspected to be an inside job. nokts loo"new york times" l apple's secret training for employees. the instructor focuses on 11 lithographs that make up picasso's, the bull. used for apple devices, the idea that apple strives for simplicity. >> very cool. britain looks at reports at leaks of iphone 6. it appears to have a larger screen, slimmer frame and rounded edges. this morning cbs news cannot confirm this is actually the next iphone. >> we can't wait. >> usa today looks at a fresh start for a classic tv program. some of you may remember the
original candid camera. alan funt created tv's first reality show, which premiered back in 1948. the new version hosted by son peter and maya from cbs's the "big bang theory" airs tonight on tv land pref venture capitalist from andreeson enforcing in buzz buzz feed is technology at its core compared with tesla and uber. tonight late night talk show host seth meyers sits down for our continuing series buzz feed bruise. we'll bring the highlights from that conversation tomorrow. some people go to great lengths to get the best hotel deal. >> great salt and pepper shakers from the restaurant. >> that's not cool. >> dude, none of this is cool. >> chandler, you have to find
the line between stealing and taking what the hotel owes you. for example, a hair drier, no, no, no. but shampoos and conditioners are yes, yes, yes. >> but there's no need to stuff your bags with hotel amenities like chandler and ross did on friends, a "new york times" article, "seven steps to a cheaper hotel room. author seth kugel is the author. he planned an imaginary trip to save. it seems getting there cheaper is half the fun now. people who only used websites like orbitz or expedia are not getting half the cheap fares. >> it is the right place to start. go to one of your familiar sites, sites you like or are used to. find a few hotels you're happy
with, jot down the prices. you want to go on and do a few more things. for example, go to a comparison site, hipmunt, trivago. see if you can find the exact same hotel the exact same night cheaper in cyberspace. >> hawaii would you be able to? >> different sites have different prices, different deals with the hotels. in addition to that, there are certain sites that allow you to find what they call hidden prices or unpublished prices. >> what are these hidden rates and flash deals? >> in general, hotels want to fill most of their rooms with people paying the regular price. if you're welling to do a little bit of extra work, you can save a little or a lot of extra money. for example, getaroom.com has a very strange thing where if you call them, they will often give you a better price on the phone. i saved 20% off a paris hotel room by picking up the phone,
which seems very old-fashioned. >> what's the conversation? you call them and get them on the line. what do you say? >> that's a whole other process. once you find the room you want, you go call the hotel itself and say, hey, i'm looking at a room on hotels.com, bookings.com, do you have a discount to give me directly? it's in their interest to say, sure. these hotels pay 20 to 30% commission to the sites your booking through. to call them directly and say, hey, let's make a deal, cut out the middleman. sometimes, not always, they will give you a break. >> i know labor day is coming up. i know it's important to find hotel rooms. someone like me with children we plan vacations six or eight months in advance because we have to take the time off. can you only get cheap rates at the last minute. >> not at all. there's a separate set of apps that allow you to book at the last minute. usually on the phone, hotels tonight. some of the big sites have
separate apps that how you to book tonight. booking.com has one called tonight. awful these discounts, except for that one, are available far in advance as well. >> and you suggest even if you've made a reservation, can you make adjustments. >> if you make a reservation that is refundable. a lot of sites take a look, they have refund policies right there, cancellation policies. if you have something cancellable before the trip looks and see if you can get a better deal. >> seth, have you ever looked for a cheap hotel on your work hours? >> that's all i do. >> seems to be kind of a fulltime job. >> people say it's super complicated. if you're willing to put in an hour instead of 15 minutes or 90 minutes instead of 20 minutes, you'll often save enough money to make it work. >> 50 cents a night in paris sounds like a good deal for me. >> that was a good deal. that's what i ended up finding, 50 cents a night. i looked up a package deal.
only for somebody that booked their airfare. >> sheets on that bed. >> unfortunately i didn't go but it was take four star hotel at the crown plaza only $2 more than the round trip airfare. >> that's the deal. >> 25 cents, i wouldn't stop. coming up, he's one of america's best known symbols of safety but you probably don't know the real reason
he goes to work in blue jeans. there's only one sentence but his message is loud and clear. "only you can prevent wildfires." smokey bear just turned 70 and his image is getting a reboot. with much of the west in a drought, ben tracy shows us how smokey's job is as important as ever. >> surprise! >> reporter: if you really want to mess with smokey bear, give him a cake full of fire for his birthday. despite evil eyes, smokey is more often seen giving bear hugs. at 70, he's definitely not looking his age. >> has smokey had work done? >> smokey has had work done.
he's costume updated, a fresh looking. >> president of the ad council, the organization that has overseen smokey's image since the beginning. >> this is amazing to me this has lasted 70 years. how iconic is smokey bear at this point. >> 90% of americans recognize smokey bear. he's survived generations. he's beloved and everybody remembers his phrase. >> only you can prevent forest fires. >> smokey was created in 1944, one of the first campaigns from the newly created wartime ad council, the same folks who coined the phrase "loose lips sink ships." smokey's job was to warn americans of the dangers of forest fires. but not those set by americans, rather those set by japanese. during world war, japan launched firebombing balloons into the jet stream hoping to destroy american natural resources. >> the concern with that is that we needed wood for the war effort, whether it was with boats, planes, just the paper.
but also it would have taken many of the soldiers away from the war effort to be able to deal with fires. >> in 1950, an orphan bear cub rescued from a fire in new mexico became the living symbol of forest fire prevention. history repeated itself this month in washington state when a bear cub named cinder provided a fresh reminder of wildfire danger. despite smokey's fame, there is one recurring problem, his name. >> i think most americans know him as smokey the bear. that's not right, though. >> no. actually smokey the bear came from a song that was written back in the '50s. ♪ ♪ smokey the bear smokey the bear growling and sniffing the air ♪ >> because of the cadence of the song, song writers put "the" between smokey bear. that song became so iconic and memorable that's why people call him smokey the bear. >> by the hand the secondhand
reaches 12, forest fires will have burned down another 100 trees. >> reporter: whatever you want to call him, he's been effective. in 1944, about 22 million acres were lost every year to wildfires. today the average is down to around 6.7 million acres, due in part to awareness of wildfire prevention. yet in the u.s., more than 62,000 wildfires are still caused by humans every year. that includes the worst fire in california history, which killed 15 people and destroyed 2200 homes. smokey is now targeting a new generation. as part of his millennial makeover, he's joined facebook and now has nearly 25,000 followers on twitter. ♪ because i'm happy >> his growing fan base is thanks in part to a happy coincidence. singer songwriter farrell famously showed up to the grammys this year in what many
called his smokey hat. apparently smokey's sense of fashion and his message are still relevant 70 years later. for "cbs this morning," ben tracy, los angeles. >> that's great. i did not know that whole story. >> i wonder how many -- if those balloons caused any fires. speaking of updating his image, i'm thinking smokey t. bear has a nice ring to it. >> smoky t. bear. all right, jane. i didn't know you were so -- >> i am. >> whatever that is, i am. >> all right. ahead, our very own maestro for the moment. charlie's big night with the boston pops. that's next here on "cbs this morning."
and the rest, as they say, is history. >> everything sounds better with the boston pops in hines, massachusetts last night. celebrating 200th anniversary of the star spangled banner. then, i guess, conducted, if you call it conducting the boston pop at their 29th annual concert to support arts on cape cod. >> they say it wouldn't be summer on the cape without pops by the sea. 15,000 people come out every august for the annual fundraiser for the arts foundation of cape cod. i was honored to be given the opportunity to conduct the boston pop esplanade orchestra stepping in for conductor keith lockhart. >> you know charlie rose can talk, that's what he does for a living. you probably don't know whether he can conduct or not. well, we're about to solve that. ladies and gentlemen, please
welcome to the stage -- charlie rose. [ applause ] >> he taught me a little bit about what to do with the baton. he did this number. so look at the orchestra while i'm conducting, don't look at me. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> the spot of guest conductor is an honor bestowed on nonmusicians. past maestros include senator
ted kennedy and poet maya angelou. cbs newsman mike wallace and walter cronkite have carried the baton as well. >> we recognize the possibility and permanence of a civilization by art. it is what encapsulates the human spirit and enables us to go forth into all of our daily lives. ♪ ♪ [ applause ] >> bravo, charlie. >> here is the baton. >> on behalf of a grateful nation, don't give up your morning news or night job. >> dropping the bato
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three row homes were damaged by that fire. two people are in the care of the red cross right now. the cause of the fire is under investigation. all right, your forecast right now with katie. beautiful weekends, hoping for more that far today. >> i think we can deliver, once again today, we can expect to see the sunshine all day, but there is going to be little bit after difference out there, that will be the eventual up particularring it in the humidity that would start to notice specially tonight. so while you may have don't away without the air conditioner and windows wide open the last few nights, sleeping was so comfortable, it starts to go by the wayside here. moisture starting to move in, southerly component. 87 degrees today. don't worry about any wet weather for the entire day or night for that matter. but as earl a early as tomorrow morning may already be dealing with couple of showers out there
>> embedded thunderstorms, ends one nice ends to the week. bob? >> morning. 8:56. live look at accident, still being worked on here, northbound lanes of 476, right before the ramps for the schuylkill expressway. so, we're slowing saint david's ville november ain't change headed up toward the schuylkill, curbside on the 42 freeway, not bad. we had early morning push, folks like to come right from the shore, right back to the office this morning. not bad right now, coming in towards philly, on that 42 freeway, and however, southbound, i-95, just past delaware avenue. exit number seven here in wilmington, watch for an accident being worked on. and then, a watch for crash along 202, right near plymouth road, out there, in spring house. otherwise, mass transit running with no delays. erika, back over to you. >> bob, thank you. that's eyewitness fuse for now. talk philly coming up at noonn on "eyewitness news". have a great