Monday is the first day of school across Miami, where there are growing concerns about the Zika virus. Health officials are monitoring two so-called Zika zones in southern Florida. So far 36 people in the area have been infected. David Begnaud has a report.
Rainy weather hampering Louisiana flood clean-up
Severe thunderstorms moved thru the Deep South sunday, hindering the massive recovery operations following historic floods. Last week, at least 13 people were killed and 60,000 homes were damaged. Manuel Bojorquez has a report on the latest developments.
Nearly 100,000 acres destroyed by fires
In California, more than 10,000 firefighters spent the weekend trying to put out six large wildfires. In just one week, these fires fueled by 100 degree temperatures, strong winds and years of drought, destroyed nearly 100,000 acres. Mireya Villareal has a report.
Wedding in Turkey bombed by ISIS
In Turkey, ISIS is being blamed for a horrific attack at a wedding. A suicide bomb killed at least 50 people and wounded nearly 70 others. Turkey’s president says the bomber was as young as 12 years old. Holly Williams has a report from Istanbul.
Gigantic aircraft takes historic flight
The world’s longest aircraft took flight this past week in England. The helium-filled Airlander 10 is more than 300 feet long, and nearly 50 feet longer than the biggest passenger planes. Jonathan Vigliotti has more on the unusual airship.
American Paralympian preps to take on the world
As the Summer Olympics close in Rio, athletes from 176 countries are gearing up for the Paralympics. Those games begin in two weeks. Jamie Yuccas has the story of an American Paralympian who is inspiring the next generation.
Zika virus in school: Miami makes tough decisions
About 7,600 kids are attending school inside the so-called “Zika zones” in South Florida, and officials are handing out bug spray
Beachgoers wary of Zika
Beachgoers and residents in Miami Beach are upgrading their defenses against mosquito bites following the arrival of Zika. Health officials have identified a new Zika zone in Miami Beach. Five people have been infected there, apparently by local mosquitoes. That’s just across Biscayne Bay from the initial Zika zone. That brings the total of mosquito-borne infections in the area to 36. David Begnaud reports.
Massive cleanup underway after historic Louisiana floods
Flood watches and warnings have been posted across the Deep South this weekend. A large section of Texas is at risk, as is Southern Louisiana. This past week, historic floods in Louisiana killed at least 13 people and left destruction in entire neighborhoods. Manuel Bojorquez has a report on the massive cleanup job.
Californians get first look at what massive fire left behind
More than 10,000 firefighters are battling six large wildfires in California. One fire near Los Angeles is slowly getting under control. Firefighters gained the upper hand on that wildfire, but at least 300 buildings, including 105 single-family homes, were torched. Carter Evans has a report.
Donald Trump goes after African-American voters
In nearly 11 weeks, American voters will decide who the next president of the United States will be. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are vying for African-American voters. Trump recently made a pitch that stirred controversy once again for the GOP candidate. Errol Barnett has a report.
Police fatally shoot man with hearing impairment
In Charlotte, North Carolina, authorities are investigating the fatal police shooting of a man whose hearing and speech were impaired. A trooper shot the man after trying to pull him over for speeding. Marlie Hall has more details on the story.
Deadly month for embattled city in Syria’s civil war
A human rights group has been watching the civil war in Syria very closely, and it’s released some disturbing numbers. In the city of Aleppo, more than 300 civilians have been killed this month. One boy who survived an airstrike has become the new face of the war. Debora Patta has a report from her recent visit to the war-torn city.
“48 Hours” gives an update on “The Preppy Killer”
It was three decades ago when Robert Chambers had his photo on the front page of most New York City newspapers. His connection to the death of Jennifer Levin would eventually push him into the national spotlight in 1986. Chambers would come to be known as “The Preppy Killer” for his role in Levin’s death. His conviction landed him in prison, and when he got out in 2003 he spoke to only “48 Hours.” Troy Roberts and Richard Schlesinger have an update on this infamous case.
Zika, and Zika anxiety, spreads to Miami Beach
New zone poses unique challenges with aerial spraying ineffective due to high-rise buildings, strong ocean gusts
In southern Louisiana, few spared from flood devastation
Echoes of Hurricane Katrina as neighbors help each other while waiting for more federal aid
Zika cluster in Miami Beach
Florida has reported a new cluster of locally-transmitted Zika infections outside the Miami neighborhood called the “Zika Zone.” Five more people have been infected in Miami Beach. David Begnaud reports.
CDC director: Stemming Zika in Miami Beach will be “challenging”
With a new crop of Zika cases in Miami Beach, CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden says he worries about stopping the path of transmission.
Donald Trump’s campaign chair resigns
Donald Trump’s campaign had yet another staffing change on Friday. Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign chair, handed in his resignation. Manafort’s exit shakes up an already jittery campaign that is plummeting in the polls. Dean Reynolds reports.
Ukraine releases new details on alleged Manafort payments
Paul Manafort worked with the pro-Russian president of Ukraine, who was later overthrown. A ledger then surfaced after the revolution, which connects Manafort to off-the-books payments to the tune of millions. Charlie D’Agata reports.
Clinton Foundation won’t take foreign, corporate donations if Clinton wins
The Hillary Clinton campaign is hoping to put a controversy behind it. The charitable Clinton Foundation says it will no longer accept foreign or corporate money if Clinton is elected. Julianna Goldman reports.
Trump visits Baton Rouge as recovery efforts continue
President Obama has received criticism for not visiting Louisiana in the wake of historic flooding. He plans to make a visit to Baton Rouge next week. On Friday, Donald Trump toured the damage. Manuel Bojorquez has a report.
Ryan Lochte issues apology for Rio robbery story
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte apologized for a gas station incident in Rio that earned him embarrassing headlines in tabloids across America. Ben Tracy explains how the Olympian may have tarnished his endorsement potential with a bogus story.
California wildfire destroys almost 100 homes
Damage assessment teams were out in force Friday in California. Fire officials said at least 96 homes were destroyed in intense wildfires this week in San Bernardino County. Carter Evans reports.
White Missouri woman’s slave cabin sparks race talk
In Sedalia, Missouri, a white woman built a slave cabin in an effort to start a conversation about race. The controversial move didn’t exactly go over well. Steve Hartman went On the Road to find out what happened next.
How much could Ryan Lochte’s Rio “robbery” actually cost him?
Experts say Lochte could lose millions over his exaggerated story of a gas station encounter in Rio
CDC director: I’m “deeply concerned” about stopping Zika transmission
Dr. Tom Frieden of the CDC says he is worried about having enough resources to stop further spread of the Zika virus
New details emerge on possible payments to Paul Manafort by pro-Russian Ukrainian gov’t
Entries made in a secret ledger between 2007 and 2012 reveal multiple payments of over $1 million, but it’s unclear if those payments ever went through
Missouri woman builds slave cabin to bring community together
Marge Harlan wanted to help people learn about the past — but it didn’t go over well when she built a slave cabin next to a black history library
Brazil police say U.S. swimmers weren’t robbed
Rio police have accused USA swimmers of vandalizing a gas station bathroom, arguing with a security guard, then leaving $50 to pay for the damage. It is a dramatically different story than the armed robbery account told by Ryan Lochte. Ben Tracy has more.
California firefighters battling 80-foot “walls of fire”
An hour east of Los Angeles, more than 1,500 firefighters are trying to contain an unpredictable fire. Hot, dry gusts are whipping up fire tornadoes, howling across acres of trees and brush. It’s still unknown how many homes in San Bernadino County were torched. Carter Evans reports.
More thunderstorms hit already flooded Louisiana
Three inches of rain Wednesday night and thunderstorms all day Thursday ended hopes of Louisiana drying out anytime soon. Residents there are beginning to file insurance claims, but they say that won’t cover all their costs after historic flooding. Omar Villafranca has more.
Trump takes struggling campaign to battleground states
Donald Trump has been campaigning hard in battleground states. On Thursday Trump took his message to North Carolina. Trump says his campaign is in good shape there — but it’s unclear what numbers he is referring to, since the latest polls show he is lagging. Dean Reynolds has more.
State Dept. admits link between Iran payment and U.S. prisoner release
For the first time, the State Department has admitted a link between a $400 million cash payment to Iran and the release of four American prisoners. Republicans are calling it a ransom, but the White House is denying it. Margaret Brennan has more.
Syrian children become the face of horrific civil war
A photo of a young boy covered in dust and blood after an airstrike has become the face of Syria’s civil war, which has claimed the lives of more than 400,000 people. About 41,000 of them have been children. Holly Williams reports.
Chicago police superintendent calls for firing of 7 officers
Superintendent Eddie Johnson has called for seven officers to be fired after finding they falsified their reports related to the police shooting of Laquan McDonald. The officer who shot him 16 times has been charged with first degree murder. Don Dahler has more.
FDA has little control over $62 billion cosmetics industry
The Food and Drug Administration is relatively powerless when it comes to hazardous cosmetic products. Turns out, just because an ingredient is dangerous, doesn’t mean its illegal. Jericka Duncan explains.
Syrian children becoming the face of bloody civil war
Little boy has become the face of Syria’s civil war, which has claimed the lives of more than 400,000 people, 41,000 of them children
FDA issues safety alert for popular hair care product over hair loss complaints
The FDA began investigating WEN hair care products after thousands of reports of hair loss, balding, and rashes — but a 1938 law prevents the administration from doing much about it
Kerri Walsh Jennings is “Six Feet of Sunshine” in Rio
At 38, she is the oldest female medal winner in beach volleyball history; she added bronze in Rio to her three gold medals from previous Olympics
Raging California wildfire forces thousands to flee
San Bernardino County fire chief Mark Hartwig said the so-called Blue Cut fire “hit with an intensity we hadn’t seen before.” The runaway fire exploded overnight, torching more than 30,000 acres and an untold number of homes. Carter Evans reports.