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deadly storms slam the southern plains. at least three people are dead and hundreds of homes lost following a barrage of tornados and flooding. >> no way out, no way to go anywhere, no way for anybody to get in here and help. >> the iraqi forces just showed no will to fight. >> defense attorney ashton carter blasting the iraqi military, blaming the loss to ramadi on the failure to fight lost for weeks, a california woman is found alive in woods after she and her husband vanish on their way to a mother's day dinner. look how long it takes before somebody finally grabs the young comrade.
>> he's not happy. he's not happy here. >> he has enough time to rush the court and take a selfie with roger federer. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, may 25th, 2015. captioning funded by cbs good morning. good to be with you. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie. wet and dangerous weather is forecast for this memorial day across much of the southern plains. the potential for heavy rain, flooding and tornados is set for texas, oklahoma, kansas, and illinois. no injuries and little damage is reported. in texas it's a different story. record-breaking raines caused massive damage. hundreds of homes have been destroyed by floodwaters. at least three deaths are blamed on the weekend's storms through the plains and the midwest. omar villafranca has details. >> reporter: with more rain on the way, memorial day events
have been canceled in the city of san marcos texas, today. the city suffered extensive damage when heavy rains caused the blanco river to overflow its banks. >> oh, my god. oh, my god. >> reporter: it destroyed many roads, homes, and sparked dramatic rescues. nearby wembley was at hit. thousands of others who were forced to evacuate are being urged to stay away from their homes. severe weather also affected other parts of texas includes houston where a tornado ripped the roof off an apartment complex. in austin a kayaker had to be rescued when his adventure turned into a fight for his life. the rains soaks oklahoma, washing out roads and overflowing in homes. a firefighter in claremore was killed when he tried to rescue
people from high water. >> he got caught in the storm drain itself. >> that was omar villafranca reporting. meteorologist jeff ray of our dallas-ft. worth station kdtv has more on today's wet forecast. >> it was a day of devastating flooding across large areas of texas yesterday and severe weather is the threat today for memorial day. you can see most of texas is under the gun. we expect, well, damaging winds, large hail isolated tornadoes and, of course, flash flooding. that's been the problem of late. too much rain. flash flood watches up from kansas city. a lot of flooding involved with this and a swath of heavy rain expected to make its way across texas, louisiana, get into mississippi, parts of tennessee, arkansas. now, as far as the national forecast for the west coast, nothing like that. in the 70s in los angeles. mild weather. we're going have a few pop-up storms across the rockies and the worst of the weather across
the southern plains in texas. i'm meteorologist jeff ray for cbs dallas. a pressure cooker found in a suspicious vehicle was detonated by a bomb squad as thousands gathered for the memorial day concert in front of the capitol building. officers saw the pressure cooker and smelled gasoline. the area was closed off and the detonation produced a loud bang. >> we heard that, yeah. we actually heard -- we thought it was fireworks. they were like, oh, is there going to be fireworks tonight? we had no idea. wow. >> no hazardous material was found. the owner of the vehicle was found, arrested for driving without a license. the rest of the concert went on as scheduled. this morning there are new questions about the obama's strategy to defeat isis.
the quells rose after the fighting in ramadi. mark albert is in washington with the details. good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. >> the fall of ramadi which caused thousands to die in the har has provoked harsh criticism from inside the administration including some of the most candy comments yet from the secretary of defense about the u.s.'s iraqi allies. >> the iraqi forces just showed no will to fight. >> reporter: it was iraqis' quick retreat from ramadi without putting up defenses that brought on ashton carter's remarks. they withdrew even though they vastly outnumbered the isis fighters. >> that says to me and to most of us that we have an issue with the will of the iraqis to fight isil and defend themselves. >> reporter: an issue that undermines the obama administration's strategy to defeat isis. it's based on retraining and
rebuilding the iraqi army and striking isis targets from the air. >> there is no strategy. and anybody that says that there is, i'd like to hear what it is because it certainly isn't apparent. >> reporter: senator john mcbain says president obama withdrew u.s. doorses too soon and the fall of ramadi makes it more imperative that the u.s. send troops back to iraq, but carter said in the end one thing the u.s. can't give the iraqi forces is the will to win. >> we can participate in the defeat of isil, but we can't make iraq run as a decent place for people to live. we can't sustain the victory. only the iraqis can do that. >> reporter: now complicating the equation, the shiite-dominated baghdad government is working with iranian backed shiite militias which have proven more willing and capable the take on isis than the iraqi army. however, those militias have
been accused of sectarian violence in sunni-dominated areas like ramadi. anne-marie? >> mark albert in washington. thank you, mark. washington police say they released four people who were detained in connection with the murder of the d.c. family. daron wint has been the only one charged in the slaying. the savopouloss and their housekeeper were killed. police believe he had help holding the family captive for at least 18 hours. he had previously worked for savopoulos's company. at least 70 people were arrested over the weekend following the acquittal of a police officer in the shooting death of two unarmed african-american suspects. protesters took to the streets, but the protests were mostly peaceful. officer michael brelo was one of several officers who chased the suspect through cleveland in
2012. more than 130 rounds were fired into their car. brelo fired 15 bullets through the windshield after the two suspects stopped moving. john forbes nash is being remembered for inspiring mathematicians and scientists. most people know nash because of the oscar-winning story that told his life story and struggles with mental illness. "a beautiful mind." he and his wife were killed in a crash in new jersey. he shared his knowledge in game theory. john forbes nash was 86 years old. and actress and comedian anne meara has died. >> just tell me the last moments we spent together. >> i was asleep. you ran off with my paycheck. >> meara was married to stiller for 61 years. they worked together appearing as stiller and meara.
she also appeared in dozens of shows and tv and shared the screen with her son ben stiller "a night at the museum." meara was 85 years old. coming up on the "cbs morning news," unraveling the details of a mystery. a ma'am and women who disappeared two weeks ago. and a monster fire engulfed the interstate in downtown detroit. this is the "cbs morning news."
oh, my god. look at this. detroit is on fire. >> in detroit drivers watched as a massive tanker truck fire sent thick black smoke into the downtown air. 9,000 gallons of unleaded fuel caught fire sunday, stopping traffic for several hours. there were no injuries and some roads are still closed. and look at this frightening
moment at a tennessee memorial day event. a skydiving veteran was injured when wind carried his parachute into power lines. he sustained injuries saturday when he fell to the ground. and a mystery involved a california couple missing for over two weeks is over this morning. a woman has been found alive but her husband has been found dead near their car in a remote indian reservation. we have more. >> she was conscious and she was able to give a brief statement to the detectives. >> reporter: a desperate two-week search for a couple. inside this helicopter 67-year-old dianna bedwell. the san diego sheriff's department says the deceased male believed to be her husband, 79-year-old cecil paul can knutson was located as well.
>> while it was wonderful that die a na was found alive, it's tragic her husband was found deceased. they were found in a remote area. the couple had remained with their white 2014 hyundai sonata. investigators do not suspect foul play but suspect they got lost. >> she said they left the casino and looked for a shortcut and they became lost and the vehicle became lost on the far even part of the country. >> reporter: the vehicle trapped between boulders couldn't go forward or backward. they attempted to walk out two or three times but couldn't make it out safely. they were reported missing may 10th last spotted at the valley view casino. both are diabetic. for two weeks bedwell survived on the food in the car and rainwater she gathered. it's unclear when he died. >> we don't know if she knows. >> reporter: in a facebook page dedicated to their parents, the kids posted a photo that simply says, it is them.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. the director of the french open says there are no plans to change security procedures after a fan got too close to roger federer. the fan rushed onto the court following federer's opening round victory and had enough time to take a selfie with the tennis star. federer is seen motioning for help and then gently shoving the fan away before a security guard walked him off. he said he's not happy about the security lapse. >> it happened yesterday in the practice too. just a kid, but then three more kids came and today on center court where you would think this is a place where nobody can come on just wanders on and nothing happens. >> the 2009 french open final another man rushed the court and
tried to put a hat on federer's hat. the man who took the sefy on sunday has been identified and will be banned from future matches. >> lebron james and the cleveland cavaliers are one win away from the nba finals. james finds his form. he saves his biggest bucket in overtime. james sinks a three-pointer from the corner to give cleveland the lead over atlanta for good. the cavs top the hawks, 114-111 to take a 3-0 series lead. in hockey the tampa bay lightning have the new york rangers on the ropes. the lightning strikes twice in the second period of game five. those are the only goals of the game in a 2-0 win for tampa bay. the lightning lead the eastern conference finals, three games to two. when we return the dancing man gets his groove on. a dance party is thrown for an online bully victim who now has
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second night.. why demostrators are upset with the mayor's crack- down on night-time marches... plus-- a family's cat survives a vicious attack... now, what investigators think is roaming a bay area neighborhood.. and-- severe storms rip through parts of the nations midsection, causing wide- spread destruction. a look at the devastation left behind... join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30.
here's a look at here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. tough talk from acting legend robert de niro to the graduates of the tishch graduates in new york at the school of the arts. >> tisch graduates, you mate it and you're [ bleep ]. >> he pulled no punches but he told them to follow their dreams and reach for their destiny. and a man from london was a guest of honor at a big party in hollywood. sean o'brien called the dancing man was mocked online for his
dance moves, but this weekend he was a big hit in california. laurie perez from our los angeles station kcbs reports. % >> reporter: all eyes are on sean o'brien as he's dancing and this time he's feeling the love. a far cry from this night in london back in march when strangers laughed, took these pictures of him dancing, and posted these pictures online with body-shaming messages. >> i just ask why. what did they think they were trying to achieve. why did they feel better trying to post an anonymous image? >> reporter: he felt better after supporters who saw it. two echo park women went so far as to find him and organize this party in l.a. to keep him dancing. they got the develop doors and music.
the plane ticket and hotel, all donated. celebrities of all sorts stepped forward to help and start a conversation with bullying and o'brien with the so-called dance free movement. >> be department of yourself. just think positive. >> the l.a. efforts raised $70,000 that will go to anti-bullying and positive body image programs in the u.s. and uk. organizers will be posting new pictures of o'brien dancing, maybe even sending a message to those who once mocked him. >> if i knew who they were, i would just invite them to come and dance because i think that the kind of people who are doing these things, they're probably in a lot of pain themselves. >> that was kcbs's laurie perez reporting. now, the dancing man went to the dodgers game sunday. he was applauded as he threw out the first pitch. this is the "cbs morning news." out the first pitch. this is the "cbs morning news." >> announcer: this portion of
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the rumble of motorcycles filled the air in the nation's capitol for the annual rolling thunder ride for memorial day. hundreds of thousands of bikers and spectators gathered sunday for the ride for freedom to honor military veterans and those missing in action. also in washington the vietnam veterans memorial, 4 million people visit it every year, but there's also an exact half-size replica that has been traveling the country for the past 30 years. this weekend it was inside southern california. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: it's called simply the moving wall. not just because the 58,000 names travel from city to city but the moving experience for
visitors like pandora klaassen. o cf1 o >> there's a story attached to every name. >> reporter: her father franklin picking was killed in 1969. >> as a child i felt like i'd lost my world and that my best friend was gone. >> reporter: but his name lives on here and since 1984 on more than 1,300 stops across the u.s. an idea that began when vietnam veteran john devitt saw the permanent wall and replicated it far and wide. gennett's husband ease father is buried at arlington national cemetery, but most of her family lives in southern california. >> there are a lot of people that can't make it to washington, d.c. this brings it to the people. >> it's close to becoming the forgotten war in u.s. history. >> reporter: ray frue lives in los angeles.
he saw combat in vietnam in 1969. >> it is uplifting to see people who have this almost a sense of healing, you know, when they come here and let their emotions out. >> right there. >> reporter: pandora klaassen says the chavling wall allows her to bring the war home to her family, especially 5-year-old shelby. >> great grandpa. >> reporter: it was 46 years ago shelby's great grandfather died a name listed on the wall but so much more than that. >> i just tell them he was great man who gave his life for his country. >> reporter: danielle nottingham, cbs news, los angeles. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the latest on the deadly severe weather in the south. we'll be live from the scene and get your forecast. plus, more on roger federer's security concerns following an encounter with a selfie-seeking fan. and the convenience of smart car technology that consolidates your credit and debit cards. that's the "cbs morning news"
for this monday. we will leave you this memorial day with highlights of the national memorial day concert on the west lawn of the u.s. capitol. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪ god bless america my home sweet home ♪ -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
may 25th. i'm maria medina. michelle griego is off today. >> hi everyone, i'm frank mallicoat. get you out of the gates and traffic probably not too bad but roberta good morning. good morning, it's crazy. because that marine layer is still deep this morning. and it feels like it's raining outside. we have some very heavy drizzle from the coast all the way to our inland areas concord and in livermore. san jose you know what i'm talking about. all right later today partly cloudy skies away from the coast and temperature-wise in the 50s and 60s and few low 70s and when it's finally going to warm up but first here's liz. not expecting a lot of traffic on the road. it's a holiday. here's a live look at the san mateo bridge. eastbound lanes are open and westbound still waiting for those lanes to reopen. we're going get an update from them in just a minute. in the meantime you thaw sneak peek at the bay bridge. everything is clear right now into san francisco. >> quiet. >> quiet. >> very good. all right, thanks. eastbound lanes of the san mateo bridge are now open right now workers are
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