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overseas. >> president biden, and i'm coming with the reset for the foreign policy problems i had over the summer. >> also hoping to get his build back better act over the finish line. with a savage fwblow to his economic agenda, president biden heads overseas to talk with america's top allies. an investigation of the "rust" movie set. it could take weeks before we find out how it happens. he gets a reelection boost from his idol, trump. >> announcer: this is "cnn newsroom" with isa isa soares. >> hello, everyone. it is thursday, october 28th and in the coming hours, president biden is expected to leave for his second foreign trip but only after he makes a last-minute trip to capitol hill this morning to lobby democrats to
strike a deal on his agenda that has been somewhat stuck. right now it appears the president will arrive in rome without a tangible achievement, and that could really handicap his diplomatic efforts overseas. ahead of the g20, he'll meet on friday with pope francis, and after the g20 he'll deliver a keynote address at the cop-26 summit in glasgow, scotland. the president has a lot of fence mending to do with european allies, especially france. if you remember, paris still sore that its lucrative submarine contract was canceled by the u.s. and uk without any advance warning. we'll have much more on president biden's trip, what the g20 can potentially achieve. we'll go to rome shortly. stay with us for that. as we mention, president biden is delaying his departure and will make a final push on democrats to pass his infrastructure measure while negotiations continue on his social spending and climate bill. one of the president's key provisions, paid family leave, appears to be biscuitled by
senator joe manchin. take a listen. >> are you still talking to senator gillibrand? >> i'm talking to everybody. i've been clear to expand social programs when you have trust funds that aren't solvent and they're going insolvent. i can't explain that. it doesn't make sense to me. i want to work with everyone as long as we can start paying for things. i can't put this burden on my grandchildren. i've got ten grandchildren. i just can't do it. >> well, cnn's jessica dean has details on the other sticking point in negotiations on capitol hill. >> reporter: president joe biden headed to capitol hill on thursday just before he leaves for his trip overseas. he's going to be meeting with house democrats early thursday morning as he hopes to encourage them and get them to the finish line on voting both for his bipartisan infrastructure bill which is just being held up there in the house, and then also hoping to get his build back better act over the finish line.
the hang-up here is that progressives in the house are tying the two together. they're saying they will not support that infrastructure bill until the build back better act has gotten a vote as well. so that's where he's trying to thread the needle. when it comes to the build back better act, there are still details that need to come together there. democrats are still working to get an actual top line of exactly how much this will cost. they are also trying to pin down exactly how they're going to pay for this. a corporate minimum tax is looking very likely. will they keep a billionaires tax in there as they discussed on wednesday and tuesday? questions remain about that if they can get all 50 democratic senators on board for that billionaires tax. there is also a number of issues of what will be going into the bill. there are still questions surrounding if medicare will be expanded to include dental, hearing and vision services for people on the medicare program. that's something that's been very important to senator bernie sanders, but senator joe manchin has expressed real reservations
about expanding that program before shoring it up. he's concerned that it could be insolvent very quickly. there is also the question of expanding medicaid, of prescription drug price negotiations. will they move forward on that? senator kyrsten sinema and other lawmakers who have pharmaceutical companies in their home districts in their states have expressed reservations about that as well. paid family leave, that was a big one on wednesday when news came down that it is likely that that will be on the chopping block. senator joe manchin does not see that as going into this bill, but its proponents including senator kirsten gillibrand and patty murray say they are continuing to negotiate with him as it looks more and more likely that will be pushed to the side. and then probably the most optimistic thing right now is the climate provisions. house speaker nancy pelosi writing to house democrats about the state of this bill today, and speaking very optimistically about where the climate provisions are. we are told that that part of the bill could be upwards of
$500 billion. the most money spent on anything in the bill, so house democrats and senate democrats appear to be quite happy with that. again, though, president biden coming to capitol hill on thursday hoping to get his agenda over the finish line. jessica dean, cnn, capitol hill. >> thank you, jessica. well, the loss of paid family leave in the spendling bill would be the latest disappointment really for progressive democrats. they watched many of the policies eliminated because of joe manchin and kyrsten sinema. they are holding firm on passing the infrastructure bill without the larger bill finished. take a listen. >> i'm a woman who has had a baby, and i know what that takes. and millions of women across the country are wondering how the president can go to europe and explain that we are going to be one of six countries that don't have paid family leave because
one guy says he doesn't want it. i don't know how you explain that. so, look, we haven't drawn red lines, but i just think we need to be really thinking about what we're saying about the united states' leadership with this bill. and the best course of action is to keep negotiating. we are close, but beer not there yet. so let's finish the negotiations and then let's vote both the bif and build back better act out of the house with a commitment from the senate that they're going to do it. we all put together this billionaires tax and senator sinema said she was okay with that. then senator manchin said he didn't like it. so this is what we're dealing with. and this is why we need to have the two of them come to agreement with the rest of us and with the president. we've made tremendous concessions to get them there, but now they need to step up and recognize that we all need the build back better act to pass and they need to quickly get their act together and figure out how we're going to get this
thing done. >> of course, we'll continue to follow developments from the president's morning meeting on capitol hill for you. now, despite the deadlock in congress, the white house is considering executive actions and new federal regulations to curb greenhouse gas emissions. analysts say those actions won't be enough. president biden will still need congress to pass clean energy bills to meet his goal of 50% fewer emissions by the end of the decade. now, as we told you a few minutes ago, our top story, president biden leaving today for his trip to g20. there is plenty on the agenda for the g20. what realistically, ben, do you expect to come out of this given that neither xi jinping nor russia's president will be attending here? >> reporter: yes, there is going to be a serious absence when it comes to the members of the g20 without russia and china.
now, they're going to be talking about a variety of things. climate change, the economy, basically the italian prime minister said the priority will be on three things. people, planet and prosperity. but, for instance, when it comes to climate, we've heard, for instance, greta thunberg the climate activist has accused world leaders, specifically the wealthy countries, of doing blah, blah, blah when it comes to fighting climate change. so on saturday and sunday for the g20 and then following that in glasgow with the cop-26 summit on climate change, we're going to see if they're going to do more blah, blah, blah or actually take action. keeping in mind that the countries of the g20 account for about 80% of the world's carbon
emissions. but given the divisions within the g20, it's hard to say whether they're going to be able to actually achieve anything at this point. here in rome, the silver lining of all this is, of course, the city's five-star hotels for the first time since the beginning of the covid pandemic are full as well as many of the four-star hotels. the city's taxi drivers are very busy. so there is some short-term benefit to this summit for at least rome. but for the planet, we shall see. isa? >> indeed. and i know you will keep us posted. ben wedeman for us in rome. thank you very much. now, there are still a few steps left before children ages 5 to 11 can get the pfizer covid vaccine. the u.s. food and drug administration has to give the
green light for emergency use authorization. meantime, the cdc vaccine advisers will meet next week to give their recommendation. the cdc director will have the final say whether to accept it. dr. rochelle walensky says the virus has killed more than 7 hung children in the u.s. they must remain vigilant heading into the winter months. here's her message to paris. take a listen. >> as we anticipate authorization for vaccines for children, i want to emphasize ways we can continue to protect our children today. so having our children with people who are vaccinated helps protect them against covid-19. it's important that we continue to vaccinate as many adults as possible, to provide protection to children in the community, especially those who may not be eligible for vaccination themselves. >> well, data from johns hopkins university shows cases in the u.s. are declining as you can see there on your screen. but america's top health expert says it is still a good idea to
get children vaccinated. >> all you need to do is go to the pediatric hospitals around the country, and you see particularly with the delta variant which has a much greater chance of transmitting, that more kids are getting infected. and as more kids get infected, some of them, maybe a small proportion, are going to have a serious outcome. also, you want to make sure that we don't have a situation where the children inadvertently and innocently, when they get infected, many of them without any symptoms, are spreading it within the family unit, which is something that recent studies indicate that that might be the case. so there is a really good reason to have the children vaccinated. >> well, we could also see kids under 5. dr. fauci says moderna has a vaccine for children. we'll stay on top of that for you. meanwhile, the world health organization has bad news as we
head into the winter. while other parts of the world are seeing declining covid numbers, europe as you see on the screen is reporting a dramatic increase in cases as well as deaths accounting for over 57% of new global covid infections. just in the past week, the situation is especially dire if we look at russia. these are the streets of moscow where a new lockdown went into effect early today. the reported a record number of covid deaths the second day in a row. i want to turn now to the investigation into last week's fatal shooting on the "rust" film setting in new mexico. the county sheriff said the gun fired by alec baldwin shot a suspected live round killing crew member halyna hutchins and injuring the director. >> that is up to the testing. right now we're going to determine how they got there, why they were there, because they shouldn't have been there.
we would consider a live round a bullet live because it did fire from the weapon and obviously caused the death of mrs. hutchins and injured mr. sousa. >> meanwhile, court documents released wednesday revealed the film's assistant director admits he failed to fully check the prop firearm before handing it to baldwin. and two crew members tell cnn that the lead armour on set had mishandled weapons during a previous film project. cnn's josh campbell has more now on the investigation. >> reporter: isa, we are learning new details about the circumstances surrounding that fatal shooting of cinematographer halyna hutchins. they suspect it was a live round of ammunition inside a gun fired by actor alec baldwin that ultimately resulted in her death. now, there are a number of questions that remain, specifically how did a live round of ammunition actually make its way onto a set. i posed the question to the sheriff. he said that very much remains
under investigation. i also sat down with the district attorney here, the person responsible for the prosecution side. she said that it is that key question about the circumstances surrounding the bringing of live ammo onto the set, the person or persons that may have done it. that will be the key calculation in her ultimate decision to potentially bring charges. >> and so as of this point, would you say there is any particular time line on making that decision about charges? >> it's -- no, there is not a time line at this point. i would say weeks to months. i was sort of taught you treat a firearm like a live snake, and so it's a terrible tragedy. we don't know how those live rounds got there, and i think that that will probably end up being kind of the linchpin for whether a decision is made about charges. >> reporter: now, officials say that they have interviewed a number of witnesses who were there on the day of the shooting, describing them thus far as cooperative. but there is also a forensic examination that continues. we are told that among the items
that investigators seized on that set were over 500 rounds of ammunition. those will be sent to the fbi's laboratory in quantico, virginia, for analysis. again, authorities are trying to determine how much of that is possibly the typical type of dummy rounds you might see on a movie set, and how much of it might have been live ammunition. that will help to determine the person or persons that might be responsible for this death. isa? >> thank you very much, josh campbell there. well, power outages across the u.s. northeast and fear of tornadoes in the south coming up. we take a look at powerful storms that are rolling into two areas of the eastern u.s. plus, the top u.s. general says he is concerned about china's test of the hypersonic weapon. you are watching "cnn newsroom" live from london. we'll be right back. can help make the most of these moments. we've developed new tools to make it easy for you. custom ink has hundreds of products to help you feel connected. upload your logo or start your design today at customink.com
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former parliament member tweeted these scenes look, quote, apocalyptic. now in italy, more rain is on the way for the parts of sicily, already inundated by heavy flooding. a hurricane-like storm is expected to linger until the weekend and keep dumping rain unfortunately. the storm hits this week, killing at least two people and leaving one person missing. firefighters have carried out hundreds of rescues in the city of catagna. they have received a year's worth of rain in just two days. meanwhile, millions of americans will also keep a watch on bad weather today. more than 400,000 homes and businesses are still in the dark after a storm knocked out power across new england on tuesday. it's not done yet. possibly bringing more rain and coastal flooding. and in louisiana, a tornado tore through the city of lake charles yesterday as you can see, forecasters say two people were injured and about a dozen homes were significantly damaged.
the same storms are now moving into alabama and florida, and may bring more tornadoes there, too. pedram javaheri joins us with the forecast for the rest of the day. pedram, we have the north without power and the south seeing severe weather. the u.s. is battered on those two fronts there. >> it continues every single day. every region of the u.s. seeing significant weather and weather was the bomb cyclone across the western united states, the tornadoes we're seeing in portions of the southern united states, and of course the nor'easter that just wrapped up as well. but take a look at this. upwards of ten reports of tornadoes just in the past 48 hours. almost 40 reports of severe wind gust reports. those are right around the plains region of the u.s., along parts of the gulf coast as well. that system responsible for all that severe weather. it is on the move. it is pushing in along the southeastern united states at this hour. the concern is we're going to see another line of active weather potentially coming in areas from, say, the carolinas
as far south as south florida here where we have the potential for those straight line winds and isolated tornadoes later on thursday afternoon and thursday evening. now, as this system wraps up along the southeast, it eventually ends up around the northeast for another round of potentially nor'easter in place there going in towards the weekend. take a look at this. wind alerts, widespread coverage of it for 40, upwards of 70 mile per hour winds on the backside of this particular front. and, of course, you know that nearly 400,000 customers without power. almost all of them across the state of massachusetts. again, these are customers, so you assume at least four people per household and we're talking potentially getting up to at 1.1.-6 million customers across some of these areas. so people that are impacted. the system when it comes to wind speeds, the storm that wrapped up around the north, isa, we had wind gusts that were almost at category 2 hurricane strength. high-end category 1 coming in there at 94 miles per hour.
and again, the system departs, another one follows suit right on its heels. the active pattern continues into this weekend. >> do keep us posted. pedram javaheri, good to see you. thanks, pedram. now, china says the u.s. is posing seismic risks to ties with beijing over a comment from america's top diplomat. u.s. secretary of state anthony blinken called on the international community to support taiwan's meaningful participation in the united nation. here's a response from china's foreign ministry. >> translator: for a period of time the u.s. has continued to make mistakes in its words and deeds on the taiwan issue, and china has made resolute and necessary responses. if the u.s. insists on continuing on this path until the end regarding the taiwan issue, it will inevitably cause a huge subversive risk to the sino-u.s. relations, severely damage the peace and stability of the taiwan strait and will
also seriously damage the self-interests of the united states. >> chinese foreign ministry there. tension between the u.s. and china doesn't stop there. the top u.s. jgenerals confirmig they tested a hypersonic test in august. the financial times reported the space launched weapon could evade missile defenses. milley said he is worried about china's expanded military and cyber capability. listen to this. >> it is a significant event of a test of a hypersonic weapons system, and it is very concerning. i think i saw in some of the newspapers they used the term sputnik moment. i don't know if it's quite a sputnik moment, but i think it's very close to that. so it's a very significant technological event that occurred or test that occurred by the chinese. and it has all of our attention. >> iran, meanwhile, has agreed
to resume talks about its nuclear program before the end of november. low-level talks with world powers were suspended back in june when iran's hard line president took office. he blamed the u.s. for leaving the earlier agreement and is demanding sanctions be lifted. the biden administration has been trying to get iran back to the negotiating table and warned the window for diplomacy was closing. ongoing protests for strike are now mounting international pressure on sudan's coup leaders. we'll have an update on the developments with a live report just ahead. plus, they share a world view exaand a whole lot more. brazil's embattled president gets a vote of support from donald trump.
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welcome to "cnn newsroom." i'm isa soares. if you're just joining us, let me bring you up to date with our top stories this hour. the santa fe county sheriff said the gun fired by alec baldwin on the movie "rust" had a suspected live round. it killed crew member halyna hutchins. it could be weeks before investigators decide on criminal charges. and in the coming hours, president biden is expected to leave for his second foreign trip, but first he will make a last-minute stop at capitol hill to really lobby democrats to strike a deal on his economic agenda. well, after that, the president will meet with g20 leaders in-person for the first time in more than two years, and he has a busy schedule. have a look at this. the president is expected to meet with pope francis on friday. the g20 summit will be held over the weekend. and then on sunday he heads to
glasgow for the un's cop-26 climate summit. we get the very latest from cnn's arlette saenz at the white house. >> reporter: president biden is set to depart for his second foreign trip thursday as his domestic agenda hangs in the balance. democrats are still scrambling to come together on a deal with the president's signature economic agenda. the president is expected to travel up to capitol hill to talk with house democrats about both that bipartisan infrastructure proposal and the larger spending package. this comes as the president is preparing to go on a six-day trip overseas, starting with a stop in rome, italy, where he will meet with pope francis. biden is the second catholic to serve as president, and someone who takes his catholic faith very seriously, attending mass, with his son's -- late son's rosery beads on his hand.
he will sit down with pope francis. the president while in rome will attend the g20 summit where a host of issues are expected to be on the agenda, from the economy to covid-19 and also that withdrawal from afghanistan. after that g20 summit in rome, the president will then head to scotland where he will participate in a major climate summit. the president in his private meetings here in washington had urged lawmakers to pass and come to some type of agreement when it comes to his climate provisions, hoping that he would have something to sell as he is also asking these world leaders to make commitments when it comes to combatting climate change. that will be the final end for the president's trip as he is also trying to reassert america's position on the world stage. arlette saenz, cnn, the white house. >> of course, we'll have much more on the president's trip in 30 minutes or so on early start. the leader of sudan's military takeover is facing pressure from across the globe
and calls at home for civil disobedience. they took to the streets. they met with sudan's prime minister. pressure also coming from the african union suspending sudan's membership. and the world bank postponed investments. good morning to you. the pressure, not just clearly from those protests as we have been seeing in the streets, but also from the u.s., world bank and now the african union. is any of this pressure, larry, making a dent on the army chief's strategy here, if there is a strategy? >> reporter: good morning, isa. it's too early to tell if this will make a dent, but the army has had to deal with protests before. back in 2019, it is protests that led to the ouster of al bashir. again, it is the protests that led to the military having to share power with a civilian
government that they dissolved monday and grabbed power back to themselves. there is sustained international pressure. anthony blinken spoke twice with leaders in sudan and has called again and again to the return to the transitional government, release of the several ministers, civilian ministers still in custody, and a return to the democratic aspirations of sudanese people. the african union suspended sudan. the world bank is suspending aid they badly need. the u.s. suspended about $700 million of aid that was part of midwifing this democratic transition. these are all important steps, but the big thing, isa, is going to be on saturday because this is all leading up to another major protest that they are planning in sudan and around the country to pressure the military leaders to make sure that they are going back to what the protesters have been demanding since 2019, an election in 2023, and a return to normalcy, to civilian rule. and we don't know if the military will do that.
it's hard to tell. because the man, the military leader now of sudan, met with the u.s. envoy for the whole of africa just hours before this coup happened, and they went against everything they promised the u.s., everything they promised the envoys. so we're not sure if this time it will make much of a difference. >> we know we will be keeping an eye on those protests. larry in sudan. thanks very much. the senate recommended criminal charges for jair bolsonaro for his handling of the pandemic. he is asking the supreme court to intervene claiming the commission doesn't have the authority to investigate him. and there is no support for mr. bolsonaro coming from his counterpart in venezuela. in a televised speech, president nicolas maduro called bolsonaro an idiot over his baseless claims covid-19 vaccines could increase the risk of aids. he said they protect as well as save lives. he said president bolsonaro's
remarks were something stupid, typical of someone from the right. discredited and not loved by his people. those were maduro's words. president bolsonaro's approval rating is at the lowest point since he took office in 2019. but he's getting a vote of confidence from a former leader who shares his political outlook. he's been dubbed the trump of the tropics. and with less than a year until the brazilian election, president jair bolsonaro is getting a reelection boost from the man himself. in a statement former u.s. president donald trump calls him a great president who will never let the people of his great country down. >> translator: trump's show of support coming just hours after brazilian senate committee recommended that bolsonaro face nine charges, including crimes against humanity for his mishandling of the pandemic, which has claimed more than 600,000 lives. only the united states has lost more lives. the explosive report accuses
bolsonaro of intentionally allowing covid-19 to spread throughout brazil in an effort to reach herd immunity. it also claims he delayed vaccine distribution in brazil by ignoring at least 72 emails from pfizer. bolsonaro has dismissed the charges as politically motivated, blaming his opponents and leftist groups. >> translator: they label me as genocidal, a charlatain. it's absurd what they have done. >> throughout the pandemic he has dismissed the severity of covid-19. calling it a little cold and spreading misinformation about the virus. just last week he claimed on a facebook live stream vaccines could cause aids. facebook finally removing the misleading video almost a week later. with growing anger on the streets and plummeting approval ratings, bolsonaro has increasingly looked to the american right for inspiration.
>> do you go the path of social sim, or do you remain steadfast and strong for freedom? >> just a few months ago the conservative political action conference, cpac an american import joined in joining bolsonaro's dwindling base. taking a page from the trump playbook. >> bolsonaro will win unless it's stolen by, guess what? >> the machines. >> the machines. >> bolsonaro has been sewing doubt on the integrity of the voting system calling for brit printed ballots at the booths. >> translator: there is no proof of fraud. but there isn't proof there isn't. >> as calls for impeachment grow louder and threats for prosecution loom large, bolsonaro continues to fight for political survival. echoing the words of his u.s. ally and role model donald trump, and threatening not to hand over the presidency next year if there is a suspicion of
fraud. >> translator: i have three alternatives for my future. being arrested, killed, or victory. >> now, the report recommending criminal charges will be handed over to the attorney general. many aren't sure anything will come of it. attorney general was appointed by the president and is seen as an ally as well as supporter of president bolsonaro. it is identifying his popularity. less than a year to the election, his popularity is at the lowest ever. in fact, only 22% of brazilians believe he's been good or great. that is according to a poll. stay tuned for that story for you. in west virginia, chaos erupted. now a jury will decide if the organizers should be punished. we'll have a preview of the charlottesville trial. that is next. you are watching "cnn newsroom."
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away from opening statements in the civil trial in charlottesville, virginia, where a far-right demonstration four years ago turned deadly. the jury will decide whether the organizers of the unite the right rally will be held responsible and whether they conspired to commit racially motivated violence. cnn's brian todd has the story for you. >> reporter: a horrific weekend of violence which further exposed america's racial divisions. >> this is our town now. >> reporter: now people injured at the infamous unite the right rally in charlottesville, virginia, are seeking justice. the jury is now chosen setting the stage for a civil trial to begin thursday, targeting the organizers of the 2017 gathering for white supremacists. the claim that they knowingly planned for violence and should be held liable. with its nazi slogans, like
blood and soil, a torch light march the night before, and vicious battles in the streets, the rally shocked america with its brazen racism and anti-semitism. >> you will not replace us. >> reporter: and the equivocation from then president trump poured fuel on the controversy, seemingly legitimatizing the alt-right, white supremacists, and white nationalism in america. >> you had some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. >> reporter: dozens were injured in street brawls. the violence culminated with a white nationalist james fields plowing his car into a crowd of counter protesters. one of them, 32-year-old paralegal heather heyer was killed. several others were injured. one of the nine plaintiffs is liz signs who says fields' car almost hit her. >> i will never forget watching them attack my fellow students or the feeling of running for my life. >> reporter: another plaintiff is natalie romero. the lawsuit says she was hit by fields' car causing a skull
fracture and concussion. and marcus martin, seen here in mid-air, who said his leg was broken and he couldn't work for nine months. the lawsuit says social media posts and imagery by organizers suggested violence. discussions in their chat rooms of bringing guns, quote, cracking skulls, even running over protesters. >> the lawsuit is replete with example after example after example of how these defendants and their coconspirators intended to commit violence. comments like, next up, charlottesville. final stop auschwitz. >> reporter: but the defendants who include some of america's most notorious white supremacists, have several potential arguments against liability, that free speech is protected. they are not responsible for the actions of others and the police failed to keep order. to win a court judgment under the ku klux klan act of 1871, the plaintiffs have to prove there was a conspiracy to engage in racially motivated violence. >> it's a demanding standard but
there is enormous amount of evidence the plaintiffs are going to put on, quite lengthy case with lots of testimony and lots of evidence, especially from online discussions that anticipated the unite the right rally. >> reporter: the plaintiffs say one of their goals is to bankrupt white nationalist organizations and members, even before the trial began, at least one defendant claimed he was financially crippled. richard spencer, a white nationalist alt-right leader who is representing himself in this case without a lawyer. brian todd, cnn, charlottesville, virginia. >> our thanks to brian todd for that report there. and still ahead right here on the show, what if new technology could let you skip all the lines at the airport and breeze your way to the gate? wouldn't that be nice? all you have to do is lower your mask. chris evans goes into infinity and beyond. twitter can't contain their excitement. more on that after the break.
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hit by jose siri for a 1-1 tie. the runs for houston just kept oncoming. another hit and a costly defensive mistake by the braves gave the astros two more runs in the inning. houston scored early and often after losing the series opener. the astros jose altuve ties for the most home runs in this postseason. final score, astros 7, braves 2. the best of series goes to atlanta this weekend. american airlines assaulted a flight attendant forcing the flight to be diverted to denver. where the attacker was taken into custody. the airline says violence against its employees is not tolerated and the perpetrator won't be allowed to fly an american airlines ever again. the u.s. federal aviation administration says so far this year, there have been nearly 5,000 reports of unruly passengers with nearly 3500 of those cases involving people
refusing to wear masks. now to what's being called the future of travel, for passengers it could prevent a lot of stress and wasted time at the airport. cnn's pete muntean shows us how it is supposed to work. >> reporter: for the first time your next flight could be unlocked by facial recognition technology, starting at bag check, going through security, and all the way to the gate. success. >> you're welcome aboard. >> reporter: the new partnership between delta airlines and the transportation security administration aims to save passengers time as people are flooding back to airports. >> i'm really hopeful it will reduce stress and increase the speed at which people traverse through the airport. >> reporter: joseph showed me how it works at bag check. he said what typically takes 2 minutes 30 seconds is now down to 30 seconds. he says the process of verifying your identity at the tsa
checkpoint is now down to only 6 seconds. i think the timing could not be more perfect. more regular travelers are coming back to travel. the trial will start at delta's busiest hub, at first for those in delta's frequent flyer program who have precheck. passport and visa photos in a federal database are compared with your live photo. the tsa insists that file is immediately destroyed, upping security from cyber threats and hacks. >> we've definitely taken privacy considerations into account the whole way. somebody does not want to participate, they do not have to opt in and participate. they have the choice if they want to have the experience. >> reporter: american airlines is also trying facial recognition at its dfw terminal lounges. but industry experts think using the technology from the moment you arrive at the airport could cut the time you spend waiting in half. >> if we see the tsa get that
kind of an increase in productivity, long airport security lines could be a thing of the past. >> reporter: delta is already using some of this technology at its hub in detroit and says more hubs will come online soon. but this will be really put to the test here in atlanta. delta anticipates serving about 2 1/2 million people during the thanksgiving travel period, more than 40% of all of its passengers airline wide. pete muntean, cnn, atlanta. >> thank you, pete. now, "toy story" fans will see how one of the film's most beloved characters came to be. have a look at this. >> 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. 0. >> pixar has just released the trailer for "light year," a new
animated movie that tells the story about the story. they didn't hold back in sharing simon in the film. he tweeted, animated movies were my childhood, my escape, my dreams. my first window into the magic of storytelling and performing. and fans on twitter shared the same enthusiasm. one person said he wondered what buzz looked like without the space suit. he looks like a normal person. another fan pointed out this new movie is what the cool kids watch in the world of "toy story." light year, of course, is set for release next summer. now, before we leave, i want to show you this story. dna science is shedding some light on the origins of 13 mysterious mummies found in a desert in northwest china. now, they were buried in boats, remarkably well preserved you can see there. and they puzzle scientists ever since they were first
discovered. their origins had long been unclear, but their facial features, clothing and other items suggested they may have traveled long distances from west or central asia. thanks to new dna analysis, researchers have found the mummies actually belong to a local group which descended from an ancient ice age population. fascinating story. and that does it for "cnn newsroom" today. you can connect with me on twitter. "early start" is next with more on president biden's overseas trip. friday i have the day off. have a wonderful day. i shall see you next monday. bye-bye.
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