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this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, may 1st, 2014. good bhorng. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning folks from the gulf coast in the northeast are waking up to widespread flooding. severe storm system that began t days ago with tornadoes in the midwest. the giant slow-moving weather system is expected to move off the coast later today, but it unleashed record-breaking rainfall over the last 24 hours. the florida panhandle may be hardest hit. it got nearly two feet of rain. hundreds of people there needed to be rescued from the fast rising water, but there is flooding up and down the eastern seaboard. marlie hall is here in new york. marlie, good morning.
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>> reporter: anne-marie, good morning. the storm system that generated killer tornados in the south drenched parts of alabama and florida before wreaking havoc on the east coast. people tried to drive through flooded streets in newark, new jersey after hours of rain from a storm that is dumping record amounts of rain up the east coast. this woman abandoned her car and walked through water up to her knees. other drivers turned back before it was too late. >> i just had to back oust there before i got stuck. >> reporter: parts of this street in baltimore collapsed wednesday swallowing several cars. the wall, the lights, the cars, everything on that side of the street. gone. >> reporter: parts rose in maryland rose so fast people got trapped and rescuers had to rescue them. parts of alabama were also hit with torrential rain. >> it ain't never been this bad. >> reporter: at the height of the storm, 5 inches of rain fell
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on the florida panhandle in just 45 minutes. flooding sectionings of pensacola and destroying roads. florida's governor has declared a state of emergency in 26 counties. anne-marie, the worst is now over. forecasters say the storm systems are expected to weaken by later today. >> well, at least that's some good news. marlie hall in new york. thank you, marlie. in california, dry hot weather and strong winds are fanning a wildfire that's burning more than 1,000 acres. the fire broke out yesterday near the city of rancho cucamonga. mandatory evacuation orders for more than 1,600 homes have been lifted but the danger is not yet over. danielle nottingham has our report. >> reporter: flames are eating away at the san bernardino mountains east of los angeles. >> the fire's kind of moving around in a lot of weird places. it's not a typical line of fire. >> reporter: more than 500 firefighters are trying to contain the wildfire. dry gusty winds are preventing
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helicopters from attacking the blaze from above. >> as soon as the winds die down, we will bring in the firefighting aircraft. >> i can't take the piano with me, so it stays. >> reporter: residents packed up what they could and headed out. >> there have been fires that have come close but they never evacuated us. >> scary, but we have children and want to stay cautious. >> reporter: schools were dismissed early due to unsafe smoke conditions. >> our teachers let us walk out to see the smoke. you saw all the smoke up there by day creek. yeah, it was back. >> reporter: southern california is in the middle of a heat wave with temperatures here expected to rise into the 90s thursday. combined with the wind conditions are ripe for fire danger. the national weather service issued a flag warning for conditions thursday night. firefighters say no homes have been lost so far. danielle nottingham, cbs news, rancho coug manga, california.
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meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbz, is following the rough weather on both coasts. >> it's another eechk. we're dealing with more flooding in baltimore and up through new york. it will finally come to an end today. the heaviest of which will be from boston to new york for the drive. we're not completely done yet. as we head through the afternoon, a cold front still back, here so we'll be looking at more scattered showers, downpours, even thunderstorms through the afternoon. we'll have additional rain before it finally wraps up by the evening. still heavy amounts here along southern new england and long island. high pressure over the great basin. santa ana winds, they will continue today. record heat helping to fuel that. 96 in fresno. los angeles up into the 90s and phoenix is well over 90 degrees. this afternoon in terms of the fire danger, red flag warnings
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continue for the l.a. area. very low humidity. hot temperatures and wind gust, 45 to 75 miles an hour. that could lead to an explosive fire situation, so you have to be extra careful with any outdoor flames. avoid them if you can on this day. i'm meteorologist eric fisher for cbs news. toronto mayor rob ford will take an absence. ford said in a statement, quote, i have a problem with alcohol. and the choices i have made while under the influence. ford admitted to smoking last year while in a drunken stupor. >> he was arrested as part of it in 1972.
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adamss turned himself in. >> reporter: this is the womans who adams is being questioned about. jean mccongo. they accused her of being an informer, shot her, buried her in an unmarked grave. this woman drove the car that night and admitted so in an interview with cbs news a year and a half ago. >> reporter: did you understand what the likely consequences were. >> i was aware that stop would be her, yeah. >> reporter: this many years later, does it bother you? >> no, no, not at all. >> reporter: price who has since died has accused jerry adams of ordering the killing and a bombing she carried out in london. >> he sent me to london to blow it up. >> reporter: who? >> jerry adams. >> the arrest of jerry adams seems to be based on interviews
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given by ira researchers at boston college. the northern irish police got hold of the tapes through the u.s. courts. add a has long denied the allegations and say they can't be tested now anyway because the people who made them have since died. mark phillips, cbs news, london. well, coming up on the "morning news," off the rails. a freight train carrying crude oil derails in virginia, sparking a fire and forcing nearby evacuations. this is the "cbs morning news."
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in virginia a csx train kaying crude oil derailed and went into flames sending thick black smoke into the air. some nearby buildings were evacuated. about 150 gallons of oil are missing from the tanker cars. it's unclear how much may have spilled into the james river. federal officials will investigation. in los angeles planes were stopped from departing because of a computer glitch. for more than an hour, departures at los angeles international airport were halted yesterday. also affected in the ground stop were john wayne and bop hope airports. inbound flights closing in on los angeles area airports were allowed to land, but dozens of other planes that were farther away were diverted to phoenix, salt lake city, and las vegas. and on the "cbs moneywatch"
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now, the economic recovery stalls a little bit, and new changes to your facebook this morning. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. good morning, anne-marie. the american economy slowed the first three months of the year. growth slowed to an annual rate of 0.1%. that is the weakest quarterly pace since the end of 2012. economists say harsh winter weather was to blame. on wall street trading will begin today in new record territory for the dow jones. yesterday the dow was up 45 points to a new all-time high and the nasdaq gained 11 points. president obama is blaming republicans for blocking an increase in the federal minimum wage. the senate voted against a full debate on the issue wednesday. republicans say increasing the minimum wage would result in job losses. the president says the vote denies millions of americans a way out of poverty. some changes for facebook users. ceo mark zuckerberg on wednesday
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introduced a new way for you to log into third-party apps anonymously while browsing. the move addresses concerns about privacy. and you'll also be able to determine how much information to share with apps or websites. and in italy, fashion designers dolce & gabbana plan to appeal their prison sentences. they were each sentenced to a year and a half behind bars. they had been convicted on hiding hundreds of millions of euros from tax authorities. the men deny any wrongdoing. anne-marie? >> all right. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot, jill. still to come, decision day for the high school student who gained admission into all eight ivy league schools. and in sports, who might be lining up to purchase the los angeles clippers? i very league schools. and in sports, who might be lined up to purchase the los angeles clippers? ♪ i found a happy place
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potential buyers include a group headed by oprah winfrey, media exec david geffen and billionaire larry ellison. in last night's playoff action they overcome a deficit to toronto. but raptors guard kyle lowry finishes the nets off by sinking the last of his 36 points late in the game. toronto wins 115-113 and leads the series three games to two. san antonio gains the upper hand in its series against dallas. tony parker scores 23 points, and the spurs never trail in a 109-103 win over the mavs. san antonio holds a 3-2 lead in the series. and the houston rockets avoid elimination. dwight howard scores 22 points, and jeremy lin adds 21 as rockets beat portland 108-98.
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they still lead the series, 3-2. in the nhl night where playoffs were played, kings make history. l.a. breakses open a tight game late in the second period and rolls to a 5-1 win over san jose. the kings become just the fourth nhl team to rally to win a series after trailing three games to none. and the minnesota wild sent the colorado avalanche packing. nino neiderreiter scores in overtime to give minnesota a 5-4 win in game seven of that series. and the new york rangers and the philadelphia flyers season, new york scores twice in the second period and holds on for a 2-1 win. when we return, early decision. a new york high school student accepted to all ivy league schools holds a news conference to announce where he'll be going in the fall. to announce where he'll be going in the fall. let me get this straight... [ female voice ] yes?
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here's a here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. british actor bob hoskins is being mourned today by the film industry on both sides of the atlantic. hoskins was best known for starring in "who framed roger rabbit" opposite animated cartoon characters. other film credits include "mona lisa" and "mermaid." he died tuesday of pneumonia. he was diagnosed with
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parkinson's disease in 2012. bob hoskins was 71 years old. the high school student from long island who was accepted by all eight ivy league school universities has made a decision. alison harmelin has the story of the young man the top schools were fighting over. >> i'm excited and proud to announce this fall i'll be a member of yale university, class of 2017. >> he's the 17-year-old ivy league schools have been fighting over. wednesday afternoon kwasi enin ended the suspense. he pulled off the rare feat of being accepted to all eight ivy league schools. the son of immigrants from ghana says financial aid influenced his decision. >> four of the ivy league schools met my aid with the same amount, and so yale's one of them and i picked yale in the end. >> reporter: qaa zi ranks 11th in high school.
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his parents credit achievement to hard work and wouldn't septembaccept any great below 95. >> if you do well, people appreciate what you're doing. you contributing very significantly to society. >> reporter: kwasi is volunteering at a local hospital. he's thinking of being a doctor, a cardiologist or urologist. it's good to have choices. alison harmelin, cbs news, new york. it was bill whitaker day in los angeles. the city council honored cbs news correspondent bill whitaker for his contributions to l.a. he'll be leaving the city now that he's been named a correspondent for "60 minutes," but bill said the move will not be final. >> like the terminator, we'll be back. we have decided not to sell our house, so when this chapter of our lives has completed, we're going to come back home. >> bill joined cbs news in 1984
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and worked in los angeles for more than 20 years. his reports for "60 minutes" will start in the fall. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." not chalky. temporary. 24 hour. lots of tablets. one pill. you decide. prevacid. ♪ 24 hour a good night's sleep... and aveeno®. [ female announcer ] only aveeno® positively radiant has an active naturals® total soy formula. it helps reduce the look of brown spots in just four weeks. aveeno®. naturally beautiful results™. aveeno®. and started my own dog energy walking business.lding what did you do to deserve that thin mints flavor coffee-mate? it's only one of the most delicious girl scout cookie flavors ever. i changed the printer ink. really? it's actually tricky. you're lucky i like your tie. enjoy our caramel and coconut girl scout cookies flavor.
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here's another look at this morning's top stories. there is widespread flooding up and down the eastern seaboard this morning. it's the latest punch from the storm system that started with to ends in the midwest. 2 feet of rain fell on the florida panhandle where hundreds had to be rescued. and a fast-moving wind-driven wildfire east of los angeles has burned more than 1,000 acres. the fire started yesterday morning. residents or more than 1,600 homes were forced to evacuate but are now being allowed to return. in medical news there's an apparent breakthrough in treating victims with traumatic injuries. doctors say they've found a way
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to regrow damaged muscle tissue. don dahler shows us how they did it. >> reporter: ten years ago a ski accident nearly destroyed the lower muscle of nicholas clark's left leg. >> any time i took a step and part of that stride where i had to balance on my left leg, you know, i was wobbling. and those were things that weren't going to get better. >> reporter: but they did. scientists used a protein substance from a pig's bladder to create a new place for muscle to grow. dr. stephen battleax says this is a big step forward because many people have been trying to form new functional muscle tissue by all sorts of approaches. >> reporter: first scientists remove any cells from the pig's tissue that could be rejected. then thin sheets are placed at the site of the injury during surgery. this material contains molecules that send a signal to attract stem cells which then turn into human muscle cells.
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>> the exciting thing is that we are forming brand-new functional muscle tissue at a place that would not normally form and we're making a difference in patients' lives. >> reporter: battleaxe says medial physical therapy kick starts the rehabilitation process. >> i feel like i have a natural walk where people probably can't tell when they see me that i have any sort of issue, so i feel much more comfortable in public now too. >> the study is sponsored by the department of defense and three of the five patients were soldiers. none of them got back 100% of their muscle, but they all had improvement either in mobility, strength, or basic tasks of daily life. don dahler, cbs news, new york. >> it's truly remarkable. coming up on "cbs this morning" after your local new this morning full coverage of the disastrous flooding in the east. we will be live from the scene. plus, what's being done as
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far as rail safety after the latest derailment. and a closer look at facebook's new privacy feature that goes into effect later today. we'll get the reaction from cnet. >> that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. tha thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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,, your realtime captioner is linda macdonald. good morning, everyone. it's thursday, may 1. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 4:30. first day of may and we are starting out smoking hot!
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>> we are. those temperatures again going to soar around the bay area. very mild out the door right now. we have high pressure overhead. this will be the last day of the heat wave. we have some major changes coming our way for the weekend. we'll have more on that coming up. >> we're going to start off on this half hour with better news in cupertino. they just cleared a crash, had been blocking the two middle lanes so things look better there. we are going to update you on that macarthur maze roadwork in a few minutes. >> all right. thank you, elizabeth. some developing news now from the north bay. that is where a wild and reckless driver left a eeway guardrail crumpled. investigators are trying to figure out why a woman apparently crashed into other cars on purpose. it happened along eastbound interstate 80 near the american canyon exit. the destruction ended when the driver crashed her toyota tundra into a walmart big rig about 7:30 last night. she was taken to the hospital in fairfield with minor injuries. no reports of anyone else being hurt in the collision. also developing down in san jose a three-alarm house fire has displaced two people


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