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download the cbs news app on your cell phone or connected tv. i'm matt piper, cbs news, new york. it's tuesday, august 2nd, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." justice has been delivered, and this terrorist leader is no more. >> deadly drone strike. the u.s. kills one of the world's most wanted terrorists. the series of attacks he helped mastermind against american citizens. war of words. tensions grow ahead of house speaker nancy pelosi's possible visit to taiwan, the white house warning to china. out-of-control wildfire. two people are dead as flames tear through northern california. the big threat right now amid changing weather conditions. captioning funded by cbs so good morning and good to be wit so good morning and good to be with you.
i'm anne-marie green. we again in afghanistan where the u.s. killed a key mastermind behind the 9/11 terror attacks. president biden said a drone strike took out aman al zawahiri over the weekend. intelligence officials tracked the al qaeda leader to a home in downtown kabul where he was hiding with his family. he was killed while standing on a balcony. trinity chavez is in new york with the details on this. tu trinity, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. the al qaeda leader was one of the most wanted terrorists in the world and the successor to osama bin laden is dead. he was killed in a counterterrorist operation over the weekend after evading the u.s. for two decades. president biden says a u.s. drone strike has killed the al qaeda leader who helped mastermind the 9/11 terror attacks. >> at my direction, the united states successfully committed an air strike in kabul that killed aman al zawahiri.
>> reporter: in an evening address, he said aman al zawahiri also played a deadly role in the bombings in kenya and tanzania and the 2000 attack on the "uss cole" that killed american sailors. >> he killed american service members, american diplomats, and american interests. >> reporter: al zawahiri's death over the weekend comes after u.s. troops pulled out of afghanistan last summer, ending a two-decade war. >> this does take a leader off the battlefield and will, to some degree, disrupt that organization and force them to come up with new leadership. >> reporter: the president said he would never allow afghanistan to again become a safe haven for terrorist groups like al qaeda. >> no matter how long it takes, no matter where you hide, if you are a threat o our people, the united states will find you and take you out. >> reporter: afghanistan's government issued a statement
condemning the air strike as a clear violation of international principles and the 2020 doha agreement that led to the withdrawal of the u.s. forces, but it did not mention al zawahiri. intelligence officials believe al zawahiri's family was in another part of the home and no one else was killed. bin laden was killed in pakistan in 2011 in an operation carried out by u.s. navy seals after a nearly decade-long period to find him. anne-marie? >> trinity chavez in new york. trinity, thank you so much. so coverage of the deadly drone strike continues on "cbs mornings." we'll be talking with white house national security adviser jake sullivan about that attack. house speaker nancy pelosi continues her trip interest asia this morning. she is expected to visit taiwan as early as today. that's according to local media there. the california democrat is leading a house delegation of five other democrats that are also planning stops in malaysia, south korea, and japan. yesterday pelosi met with top
leaders in singapore, but her expected visit in taiwan is increasing tension between china and the u.s. china considers the self-ruled island as its territory and thinks of this as a provocation. the white house warned beijing not to overreact. >> there's no reason for beijing to turn the visit consistent with long-standing u.s. policy into some sort of crisis or conflict. >> pelosi would be the highest ranking official to visit taiwan in more than 25 years. the largest wildfire in california this year has now turned deadly. two bodies were found in a charred vehicle in the driveway of a home. nearly two dozen people are still missing. jonathan vigliotti reports on just how fast the fire has spread. >> reporter: the west is a tinderbox. the mckinney fire is still burning out of control, mushrooming to more than 55,000 acres and responsible for at least two deaths.
>> it traveled from the top of that ridge downhill in the space of maybe 15 minutes. >> it was the most amazing, terrifying thing you've ever seen. >> reporter: as intense as the flames are on the ground and in the air, the view from space is jaw-dropping. this is the fire as night fell on saturday, growing exponentially. one couple died trying to escape when their car was overcome by flames in their driveway. the fire exploded so quickly in this neighborhood, it engulfed entire homes in a matter of minutes, destroying everything in its path. search-and-rescue teams are going property to property looking for anyone missing. it's not just the drought but the extreme heat. at least 14 deaths are being investigated in the pacific next, possibly related to record-setting temperatures. redmond, oregon, has topped triple digits seven days straight. >> with climate change, we expect to see more intense
heatwaves and more frequent heatwaves. >> reporter: thunderstorms are now moving into the area in california. the rain is helping firefighters, but dry lightning strikes could be disastrous. >> i think the biggest thing for us to think about is how dry these conditions are. every strike has a greater potential to start a fire. >> reporter: jonathan vigliotti, cbs news. in kentucky the death toll increased to 37 after last week's severe flooding. governor andy beshear says hundreds of people remain unaccounted for, but he suggested many would be located when cellphone service was restored. there's also been some dramatic video as neighbors saved a 98-year-old grandmother and her family from a flooded home last thursday. a witness said he called 911 after hearing the family yell for help. he saw a man swim through the water, bang on the door, and emerge with a woman and two other men. they're all expected to be okay.
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the punishment handed down by a retired federal judge fell short of the minimum one-year suspension the league suggested. his coach talked about it after the hearing. >> he wants to be the best version of himself, i believe that wholeheartedly. he's working on that, and i'll let deshaun at some point speak for himself. >> watson, who has denied wrongdoing, does not face any criminal charges. "the washington post" says that the first january 6th capitol riot defendant convicted at trial received the longest prison sentence imposed so far. a federal judge sentenced 49-year-old guy reffitt to more than seven year behind bars. reffitt, a member of the far right militia group, the texas three percenters, stormed the capitol with a handgun, helmet, and body armor. prosecutors say he intended to drag lawmakers from the building and take over congress to stop the certification of the presidential election.
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