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soaking the coast. tropical storm debby lashes florida's gulf coast with drenching, flood-producing rain, and there's more to come. colorado on fire. firefighters struggle to contain a new wildfire that is threatening a popular tourist area. and immigration ruling. the supreme court strikes down parts of arizona's tough immigration law, and both sides are claiming victory. captioning funded by cbs good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. she's erratic, slow-moving and pounding florida's gulf coast with high winds and flood-producing rain. tropical storm debby is expected to linger for several more days. debby is creeping eastward. its eye expected to make landfall tomorrow or thursday. another foot or more of rain is
possible over the next two to three days as the storm moves across northern florida. tens of thousands lost power and roadways are closed in the tampa area. a statewide emergency has been declared in florida. at least 20 tornadoes have been reported there. florida's gulf coast is enduring more heavy rain, rough surf and strong winds as debby inches her way toward landfall. the storm, which has been moving slowly eastward across the gulf of mexico since saturday has can claimed one life. a highland county, florida, woman was killed sunday by a tornado. family members say the woman hung on to her young child as they were blown around by a twister. she died holding her daughter so tightly that the child suffered broken ribs but survived. >> i can picture her holding the baby and not letting her go. just to know that my daughter was holding her baby so tight. >> reporter: another likely tornado sent this tractor-trailer flying through the air in polk county. >> i had just enough time to
grab the cat, the dog, get in the house, hunker down in the closet, and then, boom, it hit. >> reporter: and the coast guard had to use a helicopter to rescue a family of nine and their dogs from their vacation home on dog island. because debby is a slow-moving storm, it could dump as much as two feet of rain, causing severe flooding in coastal communities like here in panama city beach. florida's governor declared a statewide emergency. >> everybody needs to be very, very cautious. don't take anything for granted and really take care of your family. >> reporter: debby is expected to make landfall some time wednesday and may not exit the state into the atlantic until coast guard helicopter came to their rescue yesterday
afternoon, plucking everyone, including the dogs, to safety. to those dangerous wildfires now burning out west. they scorched thousands of acres across seven states from montana to new mexico. one, the waldon canyon fire outside colorado springs, doubled in size yesterday. it's now clouding the resort area near pikes peak. brook rogers of kcnc in colorado springs has more. >> reporter: the fire is now 45% contained, good news for firefighters, but they're hoping for better news later today. you could see a plume of smoke all throughout colorado springs as the high winds and high temperatures made this a very difficult fire for firefighters to fight, very stubborn. five neighborhoods are still evacuated and thousands of evacuees are awaiting word on when or if they'll be able to get back into their homes. firefighters are now attacking the fire from both the ground and the air. they're hoping for much better news later today. there is still no cause of the fire, but investigators are asking for the public's help in any clues they might be able to
provide. in colorado springs, i'm brooke rogers for cbs news. this morning, both sides are claiming victory following the supreme court's ruling on arizona's immigration law. governor jan brewer is pleased because the court upheld the central provision, allowing police to determine the immigration status of anyone they stop. brewer called it a victory for the people, but the court also struck down major parts of the law. president obama said he was happy with the outcome. jan crawford has the details. >> reporter: the justices unanimously upheld the law's most controversial provision, giving arizona greater authority to identify illegal immigrants in its state. the provision, often referred to as "show me your papers" requires police officers during stops or arrests to check a person's immigration status. the court also took some of the teeth out of the tough anti-immigration law. in a split decision, the justices voted 5-3 to strike down other provisions in the law that gave arizona police more power to arrest and prosecute people who are in the state
illegally. arizona had argued those provisions were necessary because the federal government has failed to enforce existing immigration laws and crack down on the estimated 400,000 illegal immigrants in the state. but justice anthony kennedy, writing for the majority, said "the constitution gives the federal government significant power over immigration" and states play a secondary role. "arizona may have understandable frustrations with the problems caused by immigration," the court said, but "the state may not pursue policies that undermine federal law." as a result, the court ruled that arizona could not make it a crime for people who failed to have immigration papers, arrest illegal immigrants deportable under law and make it illegal for an immigrant to try to work or get a job. that prompted anthony scalia to read his objections aloud in
court, saying the ruling "bogles the mind" and leaves the state "under siege by large numbers of illegal immigrants" and federal officials "have been unable to resolve the problem." even though the court upheld the heart of the law requiring background checks, critics vowed that the fight is far from over, not only in arizona, but in the five other states that have similar laws. so legally and politically, this case has not quite been decided. jan crawford, cbs news, the supreme court. in another ruling, the supreme court struck down a montana law that restricted campaign contributions from corporations in state elections. you'll remember in 2010, the court ruled in the citizens united case that wealthy individuals and corporations could give unlimited amounts in federal elections. the court also most likely to announce its ruling on its most controversial case of the year, president obama's landmark health care overhaul law, on thursday. president obama wraps up a two-day, four-state campaign
swing today. yesterday he visited mitt romney's home turf, taking aim at what he says is romney's record of shipping jobs overseas. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: terrell, good morning. yeah, more attack ads are getting ready to hit voters today. the obama campaign is trying to use romney's record on jobs, specifically, overseas american jobs, to try to tell voters that he's not the right one to fix the job market. the romney campaign is fighting back. starting today, the obama campaign goes after mitt romney in ads attacking his record on outsourcing at bain capital. >> just last week, it was reported that governor romney's old firm owned companies that were pioneers -- this is not my phrase, but how it was described in the report -- pioneers in the business of outsourcing american jobs to places like china and india. >> reporter: on "face the nation," a romney campaign adviser said bain capital helped companies grow. >> what you have are companies that are expanding in to new
markets. we should be encouraging that, not attacking that, and this is just another assault on free enterprise by president obama. >> reporter: eric fernstrom said there is a difference between outsourcing and offshoring. the president pronounced on that. >> if you're a worker whose job went overseas, you really don't need somebody explaining you the difference between outsourcing and offshoring. what you need is somebody who's going to wake up every day fighting to make sure that investments and jobs are happening here in massachusetts and here in the united states of america. >> reporter: in a surprise to some, neither candidate made public comments about monday's supreme court decision on arizona's tough immigration law. romney told donors at a private fund-raiser monday night he is disappointed the court didn't give states more leeway to protect their own borders and blamed the president. >> the president failed to address illegal immigration. states have the right to craft policy to address those issues as they work with their citizens. >> reporter: both sides now anxiously await the court's ruling on the constitutionality of the president's health care
law. and the president told voters in new hampshire and boston not to buy into the millions of dollars in romney ads, just as his ads are getting set to air in several states. terrell? >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. susan, thank you so much. the house is expected to vote on thursday to hold attorney general eric holder in contempt. the house oversight committee recommended the vote last week after holder refused to hand over certain documents concerning the "fast and furious" gun-running case. that vote came after president obama exercised his right to executive privilege, allowing the white house to withhold some of the documents. coming up on a tuesday, a look at this morning's business headlines, including the latest on europe's debt woes. but first, wet wedding! what happened that sent this wedding party for an unexpected swim. this is the "morning news."
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whoopsy! talk about taking the plunge! a wedding party in michigan was posing for pictures on saturday when the dock suddenly collapsed, soaking everybody. what you may not have noticed was the groom swimming to shore without even thinking about his bride. no one was hurt. they all laughed it off. the bride said it made for a good story that they plan to tell their grandkids. major fail. "cbs money watch" time now on a tuesday. problems continue to mount in europe as spain and cyprus ask for more help. and one travel website thinks you're willing to spend more based on what computer you're using. ashley morrison has more in new york. good morning. >> moody's delivered the latest blow to spain's economy when it downgraded the credit rating on 28 spanish banks. the agency is concerned spain's banks will not be able to repay their debts. the decision was made on the same day spain and cyprus formally requested help from the eurozone. european leaders meet this week to dust ways of curbing the
continent's debt crisis. the news in europe sent most overseas markets lower this morning. tokyo's nikkei lost 0.75% while hong kong's hang seng gained 0.5%. and worries about europe dragged stocks on wall street lower as well. the dow lost 138 points while the nasdaq was down 56. facebook has appointed the first woman to its board of directors. sheryl sandberg has served as facebook's chief operating officer since 2008. sandberg has been responsible for building facebook's advertising business. the company had faced calls to add women to its board before last month's initial public offering. and if you're a mac user, you might be getting steered toward pricier options on one travel website. according to the "wall street journal," orbitz displays expensive hotel rooms first to customers who visit the site on a mcintosh. orbitz started this after finding mac users spend an average of $20 to $30 more per night on hotel stays than
someone using a pc. orbitz insists it does not offer different prices on the same room to mac and pc users, and the website notes that customers can always sort through all the available rooms based on price. and i don't know, terrell, i use a mac. i think you and i will have to do a little test here. >> ashley, you must have a mac, that's what it is. ashley morrison in new york, thank you so much. coming up, your weather, plus in sports, thousands turn out for the champs the miami heat as lebron james compares them to a legendary rock band. and later, an adventurous bear cub makes a daring escape from a garage in florida. ape from a garage in florida. ke up with this horrible rash on my right side. an intense burning sensation like somebody had set it on fire. and the doctor said, cindie, you have shingles. he said, you had chickenpox when you were a little girl... i said, yes, i did. i don't think anybody ever thinks they're going to get shingles. but it happened to me.
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an energy-staffing illness. on the men's side, djokovic dispatches juan carlos ferrero to clobber the spaniard in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-1. to baseball now and the giants shut down the dodgers. san fran's barry zito was strong on the mound, striking out four in seven shutout innings. in the bottom of the seventh, check out the ump. he falls on his rump making the call. the giants take down the dodgers 8-0. hit the deck! marco scutaro gets beaned in the head by the nationals' stephen strasburg and had to leave the game. the washington ace had a tough day on the mound, allowing six hits in six innings. rockies beat the nationals 4-2. meet the heatles. the new nba champs got the party started yesterday. an estimated 400,000 people turned out for the miami heat championship parade. when they took the party inside the american airlines arena to honor the new kings of the nba,
lebron james said his team is bigger than the beatles, and he's got the ring to prove it. >> at the end of the day when we hit the road, they came on the road to see us perform, to see us live, and that's why i called us the heatles. >> james also says his team is motivated to win another ring next year. and it doesn't get any closer than this. take a look. an unprecedented dead heat on saturday between allyson felix and jeneba tarmoh. they came in third in the 100-meter race, but only one can go to london, so they have to have a choice here. it's either going to be a one-on-one race or a coin toss. the runners won't decide until after they race in the 200-meter on saturday. tough call to make. when we come back on a tuesday, another look at this morning's top stories and disgrace at the 9/11 memorial here in new york city after visiting students toss trash into its fountains. s trash into its fountains. wake up time, but not for your eyes. they're still so tired looking. with olay challenge that, with regenerist anti-aging eye roller.
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here's the look at the weather in some cities around the country. in d.c., partly sunny, 80 degrees. sunny and breezy in atlanta, 88. sunny in st. louis, 87 degrees. extremely hot and sunny in denver, 100, and showers in seattle, 63 degrees. top stories now on a tuesday morning. tropical storm debby is nearly at a standstill off of florida's gulf coast. the tampa bay area is getting socked with high winds and flood-producing rains. conditions are expected to last for several more days. debby has spawned at least 20 possible tornadoes. and the supreme court struck down key provisions of arizona's illegal immigrants law but upheld the part that allows police to check a person's immigration status during stops or arrests. in canada, the search for survivors continues following a deadly mall collapse. part of the roof came crashing down on saturday at a mall northwest of toronto. one person was killed, 22 people injured. sounds of breathing were detected early yesterday, but
rescue efforts were stopped over fears of another collapse. a group of junior high school kids from brooklyn are accused of vandalizing the 9/11 memorial in lower manhattan. the students were told to leave last week after treating the memorial like a garbage dump. witnesses say they threw baseballs, soda bottles and trash into the reflecting pools. the site honors the nearly 3,000 people who died during the terror attack. and sometimes all you need is a little bit of motherly love. that appears to be the case for a bear cub in south lake tahoe, california, that got stuck in a garage. it climbed up on the door track when the door closed, but the mother bear lifted the door and gave the baby bear just enough encouragement to climb down a ladder to freedom. so, if you ever thought a bear couldn't come running up in your house, now you have proof. and when you see a cub, mama's nearby. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," legendary singer neil young on his new movie. i'm terrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news." terrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news." [ lane ] your anti-wrinkle cream is gone...
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the supreme court's decision on arizona's immigration enforcement law is fueling the debate over how to best protect this country's borders. in the rio grande valley in texas, the challenge involves stopping drug traffickers from coming in to the country. as anna warner reports, authorities are resorting to new methods to track them down. >> southbound f-250. >> reporter: this video from texas state police shows them chasing a pickup truck, its bed loaded down with drugs destined for sale in the u.s. the drug runners, once cornered, race back to the border to escape capture. lieutenant charlie goebel patrols the rio grande valley. >> they do not care who they run over. they do not care how many felonies they commit while they're doing so. their goal is to get away from law enforcement. >> reporter: the cartel's latest escape technique? >> bam.
>> reporter: something called a splashdown. >> all units, we have a splashdown. we have a splashdown in the river. >> they just splash their vehicle right into the river. we have seen them jump off 30-foot cliffs at the border. >> we've got in the water a bunch of people in a truck. >> reporter: next, cartel members in boats rush in to save their bales of drugs and wisp them back to the mexican side of the river. >> here comes another one back over. >> reporter: why are they so determined to get those drugs back to mexico? >> the cartels that are controlling these situations, they're very ruthless. their life literally depends on them either getting the load to where it's going or safely getting it back. >> reporter: police say the drug traffickers have made these splashdown getaways at least 65 times in the past three years. texas police don't have the boats they need to stop them, and the drug runners know it. >> they know once they get back
into the water, they're safe. all they've got to do is swim home. >> we're done. there's nothing else we can do. >> roger that. that was a good effort, guys. >> reporter: the texas-style solution? launching its own mini navy. six boats like this one equipped with multiple machine guns will soon be atrolling a 54-mile stretch of the rio grande. steve mccraw heads the texas department of public safety. >> we're not going to siege any part of texas to the mexican cartels or the gangs who support them. >> reporter: so, how big do you think this water force could get? >> as big as it needs to be. >> we've got a splashdown. >> reporter: u.s. customs and border protection says it supports the texas sun boat strategy and will coordinate with state officials on how best to stop smugglers from slipping away. >> oh, my god. >> splashdown. >> reporter: anna warner, cbs news, dallas. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the fallout from the supreme court's decision on arizona's immigration law and what it means for the presidential candidates.
plus, a live interview with former secretary of state condoleezza rice on possibly being mitt romney's running mate. and actor denis leary from the new movie "the amazing spider-man" swings by studio 57. that and more later on "cbs this morning." that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. i'm terrell brown. take care, everybody. have a great day. ,,,,