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heat and wind propel fast moving wildfires across the western united states destroying homes and forcing evacuations. >> it was pretty scary. i have never seen a firestorm travel this fast. donald trump offers an immigration reform plan that would offer u.s. citizenship for u.s. born children living in the country illegally. and a chicago air show following a midair collision. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, august 17th, 2015. good morning. thank you for joining us. i'm alison harmelin in for
anne-marie green. crews in five states hope calmer weather conditions will help their efforts. the fires have forced thousands to evacuate and destroyed dozens of homes. relentless flames in california put this year on track to be more devastating than previous fires. >> reporter: central washington has been ravaged by wildfires all summer and now a sudden wind shift has made things worst as flames that had burst for several days suddenly pushed into this town. matthew anderson survived but his home burned. >> this whole hillside was on fire last night. it was nuts. >> reporter: this is how the fire looked from lake she lan, a popular recreational spot. so far at least 100 structures have burned. hundreds more are threatened. so far this year wildfires have burned more than 6.5 million acres. that's more than 2.5 times what
bushed in the same period the same time last year and there's little relief with the relentless drought and exceptional heat, especially in southern california where a fire continues to rage outside los angeles. it's already destroyed several cabins and injured ten firefighters, some of them from heat exhaustion and dehydration. carter evans, cbs news, los angeles. this morning extreme heat waves are targeting millions of americans from coast to coast. temperatures will crack at least 90 degrees in the north, east, south, and west. many areas will feel like 100. many took to the beach to find relief from the record-breaking triple-digit heat. this morning donald trump has turned talk into a plan. the billionaire presidential candidate talked about a policy. mark albert shows us the shifting momentum in the
campaign 2016. you know, we're going get back to mark albert. vice president joe biden says he will make a decision on whether to run by next month. this morning recovery crews are working to relieve the plane wreckage. hena daniels is in new york. hena, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, allison. there's no immediate word if there are any survivors from the crash as the search and rescue teams scour to search the mountain and reach the wreckage. rescue teams in indonesia are navigating dense forests and high mountains trying to make their way to the site where they believe the trigana plane was said to have crashed. the plane had taken off on a 42-minute journey to the city of
oksibil when it disappeared sunday in bad weather. relatives gathered at the airport looking for information. since trigana was founded in 1991, the airline has logged 14 serious incidents and has written off ten aircraft as beyond repair. it's one of many banned from flying over the united states and europe. >> their training, their entire infrastructure is clearly less than adequate. >> reporter: sunday's crash is the latest in a string of aviation disasters in southeast asia. last december 162 people aboard an airasia jet traveling to singapore were killed when plummeting to it. the plane vanished in march of 2014. so far only part of the wing has been found. what happened to the 239 people on that flight remain as mystery. local media reports that all the
passengers were indonesian. the airline has not released a passenger manifest yet. allison? >> thank you, hena. federal officials are investigating how two small planes collided in southern california. it happened yesterday. five people died. the plane crashed midair when approached an airfield. they caught fire and broke apart after hitting the ground. the wreckage sparked small brushfires. an army skydiver has died with another. sergeant first class corey hood was knocked unconscious. he struck a high-rise building with his leg. he fell to the ground. he died from his injuries yesterday. >> the man was coming in really low and appeared to be almost motionless or lifeless. >> he hit the building right there at his calf and he flipped over and fell in between and he hit that wall and then he fell.
>> the other parachutist that fell was treated for a broken leg. the army is investigate. service is restored this morning on a busy commuter train crash after a deadly crash. the pilot died and a passenger was taken to the hospital with injuries. the faa blames tactical issues for hundreds of travel delays over the weekend. nearly a thousand flyting were delayed or canceled on the east coast saturday. airports from washington to new york city were affected. the new features were disabled after the update. civil rights icon julian bond is being mourned today. he died saturday in florida at 75 after a brief illness. bond played a major role in the 1960 civil rights amovement and he was the longtime leader of the naacp. >> reporter: julian bond, the
grandson of a slave, did more that make a name for himself. he made history. as one of the leaders of the student nonviolent coordinating committee he worked side by side with dr. martin luther king jr. he and others spoke with "cbs evening news" anchor scott pelley on the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. >> on that day, what did you think would be achieved by the march on washington? what could be accomplished? >> in dr. king's speech and in the speeches of the other people, we had explained here are the problems we're nation. here are the reasons we're marching and protesting and sitting in. now, do something about it. >> reporter: he was elected to the georgia house of representatives in 1965 but he had to wage a supreme court bat toll be seated because of serious opposition from white members of the house. he went on to serve as a lawmaker for 20 years. he helped start the southern poverty law center and was chairman of the national
association for the advance mnlts of colored people for 12 years. president obama released a statement saying julian bond was a hero and i'm privileged to say a friend. justice and equality was the mission that spanned his life. >> we need to talk about racial division, we need to talk about racial sleights, racial feelings, how we feel about things we need to get this out in public discussion. >> reporter: he was a professor at the university of virginia until 2012 when he retired. julian bond was 75 years old. jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. >> great man. this morning donald trump ha turned talk into a plan. the billionaire presidential candidate outlined his immigration policy. he still tops republican challengers in the most recent polls but there's a big shakeup on the democratic side. mark albert shows us the shifting momentum in campaign 2016. >> reporter: donald trump is making the deportation of illegal immigrants central to
his plan. he unveiled sunday the first policy spisks of his campaign. the plan also would rescind president obama's executive actions deferring some removals and automatic citizen ship for children of illegalings, build a wall on the border and get mexico to pay for it and triple the number of immigration agents. he said he would be okay to sending troops to fight isis and would not scrap the nuclear deal with iran, but he told nbc -- >> i would police that contract so tough that they don't have a chance chance. >> reporter: trump attacked bush. it may be taking a poll. bush lost the most support in a fox national news poll out today down six points now behind ted cruz who's in third. ben carson gained the most, now in second place.
>> people are starting to recognize that the same ol' same ol' is going to take us to the same place. >> reporter: the same fox poll shows hillary clinton falling below 50% for the first time with bernie sanders up to 30%. vice president joe biden, who is not in the race, is at 10%. sanders on nbc was asked about a potential biden candidacy. >> if he does run, i promise him an issue-oriented campaign. >> reporter: clinton again this weekend tried to dismiss her e-mail controversy. >> this is the usual partisanization -- which i may have just made up a word -- of anything that goes on. >> reporter: but gop presidential candidate carly fiorina on abc rejected carolli explanation. coming up on the "morning news," outrage in china.
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the death toll and the explosions in china last week is up to 114. about 100 people whose homes were gathered together to demand compensation from the government. the cleanup is under way in the port city of tainjin. more than 700 were injured and 70 people are missing including dozens of firefighters. at least 80 people were killed in a government air raid in syria. sirian air strikes on a suburb northeast of the capital damascus hit a busy market sunday. it's aen area held by a rebel group fighting to overthrow the syrian government. hundreds of people were wounded. a human rights group called it a massacre. and on "cbs moneywatch" setting on rolling money and straight out of compton shocks the box office.
good morning, jill. >> good morning, allison. new details about at&t help spy. newly released documents show that the relationship between at&t has been considered unique and especially productive and the company provided technical assistance in carrying out a secret court order permitting the wire tapping of all internet communications at united nations headquarters in new york. asian stocks were mixed ke spite china's currency stabilizing. here on wall street today investors will watch for second quarter earnings results from urban outfitters and homebuilders sentiment. the dow fell 105 points last week. the s&p gained 14 points. the nasdaq gained 4 points. even a college degree failed to
protect them from both short-term and long-term financial challenges frchl 2013 to 2014 the median net worth of black who finished college dropped nearly 56%. by comparison the median of whites with college degrees rose about 86% over the same period. microsoft has released another set of updates for windows 10. the company has released three updates since windows 10 debuted in late july. microsoft has tried to build a s single operating system that can function on any system of any size of any type. and at the weekend bach office "straight out of compton" went straight to the top. the influential film about a wrap group earned $51 million nchl second place "impossible rogue nation" and ""the man from u.n.c.l.e."" debuted in third place. straight ahead, the pda.
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divers jumped from nearly 89 feet into the river below. 14 athletes took part. about 15,000 spectators were on hand. in 2011 sarah outen set out for a solo voyage around the world and she's almost completed it rolling across the vast areas of the pacific. now she's in the atlantic. anna werner has more. >> reporter: on a bike, in a kayak, and in a rowboat, sarah outen has been making her way around the world solo for the last four years. 23,700 miles so far. next stop, london and home. she started her trim from london
in 2011 and cycled from europe to russia ya and then went on to japan to roll across the pacific ocean. it was there in 2012 that she encountered a tropical storm. for three days she tried to ride it out through 50-foot waves. >> that was three awfully frightening days when i didn't know if i was going to be okay. >> reporter: the japanese coast guard had to rescue her. it took her six months at home to get a new passion and a new boat. it was during that time she met the love of her life, her girlfriend lucy. one night out on the water she picked up her satellite phone and proposed to lucy. >> and where were you exactly when you asked her to marry you? >> i was about a thousand miles out to sea in the middle of the pacific totally alone. >> reporter: after cycling across north america through a harsh winter, outen has spent the summer rowing across an
unaccommodating atlantic ocean facing some daunting conditions. >> the gulfstream is not quite the freeway that everyone told me it would be. >> reporter: outen called us from mid ocean. a storm took her rudder, sending her for a time in a circle. >> i felt like i had an emotional meltdown. after a few days of feeling pretty frustrated by the weather. >> reporter: some good surprises? french sailors brightened her day with fresh food and flowers. >> that's the first time i've seen chicken or salad. >> reporter: what's keeping her going? fiance lucy at the end of the journey. >> we're getting married. that's pretty special. >> reporter: now with 55 miles left she's counting down the weeks and the strokes to home. >> one brave lady. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," an update on the wildfires in the west. we'll be live from the scene in
washington state. plus, efforts to fight speed traps across the country as they rack up big profits for small towns. and questions about the work culture of amazon following an explosive article in "the new york times." we'll get reaction from spokesman jay carney. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm alison harmelin. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
there is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". mother nature serves up yet another summer scorcher. "skycam 3" here giving us a live view of one of the few places to cool off. of course, the jersey shore. so how long will the heat last? >> and the eagle return to the link with a impressive pre-season debut. so which players stood out in the line up? we'll be talking about it. how can forget how super storm sandy gave the beach the pounding. now they get the okay to rebuild. >> good morning to you, thanks so much for joining us, i'm nicole brewer. erika has the day off. getting your day started as usual with a check of weather and traffic. we have katie and meisha a lou thing shaping up this morning. >> still early, things looking real good on my