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capital, i'm major garrett. it's monday, september 14th, 2020. this is the "cbs morning news." deadly wildfires burn out of control on the west coast forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate and decimating communities. gunman on the loose. two california police officers survive an ambush attack. now the search is on for the suspect. indoor campaign rally. president trump openly defies nevada's coronavirus regulations and his own administration's and his own administration's guidelines. captioning funded by cbs good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we are going to begin this morning with the battle against explosive wildfires ravaging the west. high winds today are expected to
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spread the flames, and at least 35 people have now died in dozens of out-of-control wildfires burning from washington state to california. in the small city of detroit, oregon, it looks like a bomb went off. the fast-moving flames have destroyed everything in its path. laura podesta has been following the story. what are firefighters up against today? >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. the wildfire forecast today and the next few days includes very hazardous air quality from los angeles to canada. unfortunately, rain is not expected until at least wednesday. the bobcat fire forced mandatory evacuations yesterday as it moved closer to homes north of los angeles. greg vanny isn't sure if his 100-year-old cabin survived. >> like the seven plagues, biblical sense. >> reporter: the raging tu down west coast and left everywhere
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from california to canada with dangerously bad air quality. >> it looks post apocalyptic actually. kind of spooky. >> reporter: in northern california, the north complex fire has killed more than a dozen people. >> my mom was a really cool chick. >> reporter: holly cataraysick's mother milicent is among the victims. >> when i didn't hear from her when i woke up, i knew something was wrong. i knew if my mom had gotten out she would have called us immediately. >> reporter: today president trump attends a briefing with cal fire in sacramento county. >> i think he needs to see what's going on and see the destruction that's happening. >> reporter: the president addressed the wildfires last night at a rally in nevada. >> like the biggest we've ever had. it's crazy, it's crazy what's going on. thousands and thousands and thousands of acres. it's crazy. >> reporter: jay inslee, the democratic governor of washington, said president trump needs to take climate change more seriously. >> and these people whose homes were destroyed that i've seen ys, ey deserveion n the last few
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ag >> reporter: in oregon, more than a million acres burned last week alone. double compared to a typical year. and president trump is blaming california's wildfires on bad forest management, though much of the land that's burning is federally owned. and scientists say that drought and high winds are to blame. anne-marie? >> hopefully mother nature will give a little bit of help today. thanks a lot, laura. and now to the other big weather story -- tropical storm sally is expected to slam louisiana and mississippi as a hurricane tonight. strengthen and pack up to 100 mile-per-hour winds with stronger gusts and life-threatening storm surge. right now hurricane warnings are posted for portions of southeastern louisiana and eastward to mississippi. the mississippi/alabama border that is. the storm drenched parts of
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south florida over the weekend. sally could drop up to two feet of rain on parts of the central gulf coast through the middle of the week. and a $100,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a shooter who opened fire on california police officers in an apparent ambush. it happened saturday night in compton. the video shows the shooter approach the parked patrol car and shoot several times through the passenger side window before taking off. the l.a. county deputies, ages 31 and 24, were critically injured and had to undergo surgery. the department's sheriff said it looks like they will be able to recover. and a sheriff's deputy in georgia has been fired after video surfaced of him beating a black man during a traffic stop. video shows roderick walker pinned to the ground and being punched several times. walker's lawyer says that the incident happened friday after the vehicle he was riding in with his girlfriend and two
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children was pulled over because of an alleged broken taillight. >>hey apched demanded he have i.d. and when he told them he did not and cooperated with them, they became upset when he inquired like every american citizens have the right to inquire why are you asking me for my i.d. i'm not driving, and i have not done anything wrong. >> walker's being held in a jail hospital without bond because of outstanding warrants. a criminal investigation into the arrest is reportedly being turned over to county prosecutors. president trump visits arizona today after holding an indoor rally in nevada yesterday. the event not only violated state regulations but also went against his own administration's pandemic guidelines. still, mr. trump criticized democratic rival joe biden, telling the mostly maskless crowd that he'll be re-elected.
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>> i'm thrilled to be here with you in henderson. thousands of loyal hard-working great american patriots. [ cheers ] and 51 days from now, we're going to win nevada, and we're going to win four more years in the white house. [ cheers ] >> now the president's remarks come after a recording was released last week in which he admitted to downplaying the severity of the coronavirus. tom hanson reports. >> reporter: president trump met with supporters in las vegas ahead of a nevada campaign rally sunday. as the president seeks the latino vote, he is going after his opponent, joe biden's, record. >> joe biden has spent 47 years betraying the hispanic american community totally, sending their jobs to china, raising taxes on their family and small business, making communities less safe. >> reporter: on ay tion in s hometown of wilmington, delaware. a new cbs news battleground tracker poll shows biden leading
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president trump by three points among likely voters in arizona where the president is set to visit monday. and he trails biden by a wider margin in minnesota. on sunday, the president's campaign team worked to defend his initial coronavirus response. >> the scientists themselves were shifting their views dramatically during this period. >> reporter: a new book by bob woodward indicates the president publicly downplayed the virus' threat while acknowledging it privately early on. >> we were prepared for the worst. in february we were moving mountains on ppe, therapeutics testings and vaccines so that in the time that we needed those things, we got those things. >> reporter: a biden adviser was asked why the former vice president held rallies as late as march 9th after the cdc had already issued warnings against large gatherings. >> because he wasn't the president, and he didn't get the information from government experts telling him this was deadly and airborne the way president trump did. >> reporter: as the controversy erupted last week, president trump said he downplayed what he
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knew because he did not want to panic the country over the virus. tom hanson, cbs news. well, to the latest now on the race for a coronavirus vaccine. astrazeneca says tests of its vaccine would start up again in britain remained suspended in the u.s. and other countries. the company halted phase three of its vaccine last week after oe of the study's participants got sick. meantime, pfizer ceo appeared on "face the nation" yesterday and said his company expects to deliver a vaccine before the end of the year. >> we started already manufacturing and to have already manufactured hundreds of thousands of doses. we will be ready. >> still, even when a vaccine is approved, dr. anthony fauci says it will be a while before things get back to normal. >> if you're talking about getting back to a degree of normality which resembles where we were prior to covid, it's going to be well into 2021,
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maybe even toward the end of 2021. >> dr. fauci's words come as we learned that more than 34,000 new infections were reported yesterday in the u.s. with nearly 400 deaths. so coming up on the "cbs morning news," president trump signs an executive order aimed at lowering drug prices. and commercial controversy. a perfume brand apologizes to "star wars" actor john boyega after he was cut from an ad. this is the "cbs morning news." news." mucinex cold & flu all-in-one. fights... oh no. no-no-no. did you really need the caps lock? mucinex cold and flu all-in-one. since your ancestors served in world war two. many of their stories remain untold.
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he defeated the german player in a fifth set tiebreaker. thiem became the first man in 71 years to win the tournament after dropping the first two sets. fans were banned, of course, because of the coronavirus, just as they were on saturday when japan's naomi osaka won her second u.s. open women's title. a perfume brand apologized to a "star wars" actor, and a move to bring down drug prices. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." "the hill" reports that president trump signed a new executive order aimed at lowering drug prices in the u.s. the measure links prices to the cost of the same drugs in other ntions. it requires the secretary of he immediately test a payment model for medicare. it would pay no more than the lowest price paid in other developed countries for specific high-cost prescription drugs. further steps are needed, however, before the plan can
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start. national public radio says massive protests continue in belarus as demonstrators demand the resignation of president alexander lukashenko. yesterday more than 100,000 demonstrators took to the streets of the capital of minsk. government officials say more than 400 people were detained. there were also demonstrations in 16 other cities. protesters say last month's presidential election giving lukashenko a sixth term was rigged. britain's "guardian" says perfume brand jo malone deeply apologized to actor john boyega for cutting him out of a chinese commercial. the black "star wars" actor directed and starred in the original ad. it showed him with family and friends in britain when it first aired last year. he was replaced by a chinese actor after the commercial was reshot for the chinese market. the chinese remake featured no black cast members.
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and "vanity fair" reports french fashion house louis vuitton plans to sell a $961 coronavirus face shield. the luxury designer says the fancy ppe is part of the label's 2021 cruise collection. it includes an elastic monogrammed head strap with a moveable shield attached by golden studs engaged with the lv logo and also comes with transition lens technology that goes from clear to dark depending on the sunlight. so there you go. premium quality, premium price to go with it. still ahead, taylor swift returns to her country roots just for one night only. the pop star joins the list of performers at this week's academy of country music awards. 's academy of country music awards.
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news othe al ces after microsoft announced its bid was jechin owner. details of the reported agreement remain unclear. last month president trump threatened to ban tiktok in the u.s. starting next week unless its american operations were sold. mr. trump and lawmakers have said the app poses a threat to national security. tiktok has denied those allegations. investors are hoping to kick the week off strong after a volatile week last week. on friday all three benchmarks finished mixed in a choppy trading session. the dow gained 131, the nasdaq dropped 66, the s&p 500 edged up a point. >> reporter:ilea sciencen track $ million deal. gilead's treatments for various types of cancer will be expanded and there will be access to an antibody drug for breast cancer. the drug was given accelerated
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fda approval in april. the deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. and taylor swift is going country for a night. the pop star set to perform at the 55th academy of country music awards. it's her first time back on the acm stage after seven years. swift is slated to perform from the grand ole opry house in nashville and debut her hit "betty" off her album "folklore." you can catch the amc awards this wednesday at 8:00, 7:00 central on cbs. >> her pop hits have been such monsters, i almost sort of forgot that -- >> her roots, exactly. >> country music roots. >> exactly. >> thanks, diane. up next, serving up kindness. we'll meet a father and son who pass out meals to the needy in texas. fights... mucinex cold & flu all-i. oh no. no-no-no.
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the pandemic has taken so much from so many people across the country. mireya villarreal recently met a father and son in dallas who are seeing that firsthand and who are managing to keep their spirit generous. good morning! >> reporter: from 8:00 to 11:00 in the morning, keith branch passes out meals. >> i'll give two in case you want an extra later. >> reporter: nourishment for the body and soul while remembering the golden rule and his faith. >> he's not going to be thrilled with me when i don't do what i'm supposed to do. >> reporter: branch works with kids bring life, a nonprofit to feed children facing food insecurity. with the pandemic and a stalled economy, millions of families find themselves in need of food. so kids bring life began feeding children young and old. > keith --
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>> reporter: branch and his 15-year-old son keith give out 50 meals a day five days a week. the nonprofit has 40 locations around dallas. janelle hicks is their operations manager. how many a day? >> we are doing about 2,000 to 3,000 a day. i see more people that are just thankful. some people that are using money for bills now they don't have to use it on the food. >> how many of these -- >> reporter: how does it make you feel? >> makes me feel very good. >> reporter: the coronavirus has taken much from all of us, but for keith branch, this is an opportunity to practice what he preaches by doing unto others who need a simple act of human kindness. >> if you just believe that god put you out here for a purpose, you're going to inspire somebody. you have a blessed day. >> reporter: a gold standard we could all live by. mireya villarreal, cbs news, dallas. >> beautiful. appo d3.2
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at least 35 people have now died in the fires burning in washington state to california. and $100,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a shooter who opened fire on california police officers in an apparent ambush. it happened saturday night in compton. video shows a person approach the parked patrol car on foot and shoot several times through the passenger side window. the officers were critically injured. president trump travels today to arizona where a new cbs news battleground tracker poll shows joe biden opening a small lead over mr. trump among likely voters. yesterday the president rallied supporters in nevada. nikole killion reports. >> reporter: day two of president trump's silver state swing featured a sit-down with latinos in las vegas. >> i'm truly honored to be here with latinos for trump. >> reporter: and a rally further south in henderson where some supporters camped out overnight. >> i'm not wearing a mask. that's -- it shows that i trust my president. >> i won't be wearing my mask.
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i'm -- i'm a healthy american. >> reporter: a sentiment echoed at the kickoff event saturday near lake tahoe where the president railed against nevada's democratic governor who banned large gatherings. >> the governor tried to stop us. he couldn't. >> reporter: fallout over the president's pandemic response mounts as journalist bob woodward releases his new book, "rage." always play it down. i still like playing it down. >> yes. >> because i don't want to create a panic. >> what would it mean if the president said "the sky is fall be and everybody should be panicked"? he had a calm and steady hand. >> reporter: as the biden campaign tried to keep the pressure on, the former vice president remained off the trail in wilmington. aides disputed an enthusiasm gap. >> the reality is vice president biden is actively campaigning, as is senator harris. but the difference is we're ening so safely.
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reports he's been privately pushing for the campaign to do more to woo liberals and latinos. >> biden's in an excellent posi. but i think we've got to do more as a campaign than just go after trump. >> reporter: that was nikole killion reporting. so coming up on "cbs this morning," an update on the status of late-stage trials for potential covid-19 vaccine. and concerns of americans about getting that vaccine. actress and producer drew barrymore talks with gayle about "the drew barrymore show" which premieres today. that's the "cbs this morning" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. thanks for watching.
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