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right now on "america this morning," breaking news, former president bill clinton in the hospital with a blood infection. what we're learning about his condition. the investigation into january's attack on the u.s. capitol takes a major step forward. could former trump aide steve bannon face criminal charges? plus, the country so sharply divided. should the supreme court have term limits? the new discussion about the court's future. new video of store shelves across america empty. just how bad the supply chain bottleneck could get, and can anything be done to save the holiday shopping season? a top expert weighs in. a new twist in the nfl email scandal. the new questions surrounding the nfl's top lawyer. also, we hear from the woman who had a meteorite crash through her roof and land next to her in bed.
and your chance to become a real estate mogul. the entire town for sale for less than a big city apartment. good friday morning, everyone. we begin with breaking news. former president bill clinton is in the hospital. >> he's suffering from a blood infection, which has landed him in the intensive care unit. this morning, former president bill clinton is hospitalized in southern california, being treated in the icu for a blood infection, also known as sepsis. overnight former secretary of state hillary clinton seen leaving the hospital after visiting her husband. doctors at uc irvine medical center are stressing clinton's diagnosis is not related to covid and is not related to his history of heart disease. >> my sources are telling me that president clinton on tuesday evening was feeling rather fatigued at a private event in california, and he went
to the hospital, and they did a routine checkup in the emergency department, and they identified an infection of his blood. they're also telling us that he probably likely had a urinary tract infection that caused the infection to go to the blood. >> reporter: according to the hospital, clinton was given an iv and is responding well to antibiotics. it's the latest health scare for the 75-year-old since leaving office. he had quadruple bypass surgery in 2004 and a pair of stents implanted in 2010. >> sepsis can be a serious matter. we are concerned about a decrease in blood pressure and we also need to monitor the heart. president clinton is about to be transitioned to oral antibiotics. it is less likely that the infection has affected his heart because in that case, you would be on antibiotics for six weeks through the iv line. >> reporter: in the past the former president has attributed his health problems to a bad diet, a busy work schedule and ignoring warning signs. >> since i left the white house, maybe if i had stayed on a lower
fat diet, you konw, maybe if i had not eaten so many hamburgers and steaks, you know, which i love, maybe if i had slightly less stress in my life and worked as hard as i did since i left office, maybe it would have been different. >> doctors say they hope to discharge clinton soon, maybe as early as today. now the investigation into january's attack on the u.s. capitol. former trump aide steve bannon is refusing to comply with a subpoena, so now the committee investigating the riot is fighting back threatening to hold him in contempt. this dispute could have major implications for the entire investigation moving forward. this morning, the congressional committee investigating the january 6th attack at the capitol is now pursuing criminal charges against steve bannon after the former white house aide defied their subpoena. the panel's chairman, congressman bennie thompson, saying the select committee will use every tool at its disposal to get the information it seeks. >> we're left with no other choice than to ask the justice
department, lock him up and hold him in contempt, and clearly that might send enough of a message that he will agree to talk to us. >> reporter: t house controlled by democrats will vote on the recommendation. if approved, the justice department will have the final say on whether to charge bannon. >> the battle over bannon's testimony is about more than bannon. it will have big implications for others close to trump who the committee wants to testify. >> reporter: 19 subpoenas have been issued in the investigation so far as the committee seeks information about the role former president trump may have played in the capitol riot. earlier this week the committee questioned trump's former acting attorney general jeffrey rosen for eight hours. >> nobody is off-limits to a subpoena from this committee. >> reporter: meanwhile in virginia, a republican candidate for governor is distancing himself from this event where his supporters pledged allegiance to a flag that is said to have been flown at a
january 6th rally before the she's carrying an american flag that was carried at the peaceful rally with donald j. trump on january 6th. >> reporter: the candidate, glenn youngkin, says he had no role in the rally and didn't even attend. > the whole idea of the flag thing seems kind of weird to me and is wrong, but i don't know enough about it yet but it does seem weird and wrong. >> as for bannon, if charges against him move forward, it will likely delay the committee's investigation into the riot. a contempt charge could carry a one-year prison sentence. the most restrictive abortion law in the country has survived yet another legal challenge. a federal appeals court has rejected the justice department's latest attempt to stop the law in texas, which bans nearly all abortions. the law has been difficult to challenge because it places enforcement in the hands of private citizens allowing them to sue anyone who helps a woman get an abortion. the battle is likely headed to the supreme court. a bipartisan commission
asked by president biden to explore potential changes to the supreme court says there's no legal obstacle to expanding the court beyond nine justices, but it's divided on whether adding more justices would be wise. however, the commission's draft report supports term limits for the justices. mmsili asssments.bout the supply chain crisis across the country. it's putting the holiday season in jeopardy. with only four weeks until black friday, dozens of cargo ships are lined up outside major ports in los angeles and long beach, california. consumers are finding more empty store shelves, the result of pandemic-related labor shortages. experts say it's already too late to prevent shortages this holiday season. >> i think we are in or at least four to six months for it to actually catch a break, so i think we're going to have to go through the peak seasons with the bottlenecks, and although the bottlenecks may actually move from the ports into the inland, but the delays, i do anticipate them to be continued
through the holiday season. >> some major retailers like walmart and home depot are starting to move cargo overnight to ease some of those logjams but experts say the best advice, shop early and shop local. good advice as always. a new kind of drone could soon help move cargo at ports around the world. this electric cargo drone is being tested in germany. it could carry 400 pounds up to 70 feet in the air. turning to the pandemic, new concern about the holiday travel season because of the number of unvaccinated tsa workers. meanwhile, chicago is on edge amid a fierce battle over forcing police officers to get vaccinated. and in washington this morning, another vaccine booster shot just got the green light from fda advisers. abc's dan lieberman has the latest. >> we do have a unanimous 19 out of 19 yes votes. >> reporter: a key vote from the fda panel yesterday recommending a third booster shot of the moderna vaccine to be given six months after the second dose for anyone 65 and older, 18 and
older at high risk from an underlying health condition and whose job may be put at greater risk for exposure to the virus. the moderna vaccine remains highly effective showing less waning over time than pfizer and j&j. the moderna booster would be only a half dose, data showing that it's enough to restore protection. today the panel will review the johnson & johnson booster, along with data on the effectiveness of mixing vaccines. >> i suspect they may recommend a mixing and a matching strategy for j&j. we'll have to see what the panel really decides. >> reporter: ahead of that fda meeting, the president praised the country's vaccination efforts. >> it's working. we're making progress. nationally daily cases are down 47%. >> reporter: yet the battle over vaccine mandates and looming deadlines remain. in chicago, the police union telling their officers not to share their vaccination status by today's deadline. >> i know the residents and businesses have expressed
concerns. that the department will not be properly staffed. the chicago police department will be fully staffed and ready to protect the citizens of the city. >> reporter: mayor lori lightfoot standing firm on the city's mandate that will put city workers on no pay status if they fail to turn in proof of vaccination. and americans may be in for a potentially turbulent holiday travel season. the tsa now reporting that an alarming 40% of their workers remain unvaccinated with a deadline to get a shot looming just before thanksgiving. dan lieberman, abc news, new york. >> dan, thank you. a new twist in the scandal surrounding offensive emails in the nfl. "the new york times" reports new messages reveal a cozy relationship between the league's top lawyer and a former team executive. "the times" reports nfl general football team traded jokes about the league's diversity efforts. it comes just days after raiders
coach jon gruden resigned after emails showed him using racist and homophobic language. >> all right. time now for a look at your friday weather. southern california is bracing for strong santa ana winds, a red flag warning issued. those winds combined with low humidity and high temperatures could fuel especially dangerous conditions. looking at the radar, showers and some thunderstorms are possible along the gulf coast. it will be stormy into the tennessee valley and damaging winds possible. high temperatures today will hit the mid-80s in washington, d.c., 50s and 60s in the ohio river valley. 40s and 50s around the rockies. coming up, new trouble for bill cosby. but first another plane crash in california. the video of the wreckage and the passenger's survival story. and later, why is "squid game" the most popular show ever on netflix? the answer from the show's director may surprise you.
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the guy that was flying with th camerawlin of the say a w mer m witnessed crash, all four people on board survived the crash near sacramento, including a pregnant woman. they're in critical condition this morning. new trouble for bill cosby. another woman has accused him of assault, and now she's suing. >> reporter: bill cosby could be headed back to court, as another woman accuses him of sexual assault. >> once he gained my total trust, he attacked me. >> reporter: lily bernard says in 1990, cosby mentored her, even offering her a role on his tv show.
he says she thought they were having a business meeting, but instead -- >> he ordered a car that drove me from my apartment in new york city to atlantic city, new jersey, where he drugged me, raped me, and shoved money into my hand. >> reporter: she's coming forward now because new jersey has passed the adult survivor's act, allowing victims to bring civil claims against their attackers decades after the alleged crime. >> there is an understanding, and there is science that proves this, that it takes time for sexual abuse survivors to come forward. >> reporter: bernard claims k cosby attacked her in two other locations and threatened her. cosby's spokesman says, mr. cosby continues to maintain steadfast in his innocence and will fight any allegations waged against him. cosby, now 84, is a free man, despite being convicted of sexually assaulting andrea constand in pennsylvania.
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checking the top stories. former president bill clinton is in a california hospital being treated for an infection that spread to his blood. he's been in the icu since tuesday and responding well to antibiotics. clinton is in good spirits and expected to be released soon. a federal appeals court has once again upheld the texas law banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, siding with the state over the justice department. the law leaves enforcement up to private citizens with no exception for rape or incest. real estate heir robert durst will sped the rest of his life in prison for the murder 21 years ago. a former testify lot for bowing is being charged with fraud. he's accused of misleading the faa about a flight control system which investigators say caused two deadly crashes.
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>> that's a right now on "america this morning," breaking news, former president bill clinton in the hospital with a blood infection. what we're learning about his condition. the investigation into january's attack on the u.s. capitol takes a major step forward. could former trump aide steve bannon face criminal charges? plus, the country so sharply divided. should the supreme court have term limits? the new discussion about the court's future. new video of store shelves across america empty. just how bad the supply chain bottleneck could get, and can anything be done to save the holiday shopping season? a top expert weighs in. a new twist in the nfl email scandal. the new questions surrounding the nfl's top lawyer. also, we hear from the woman who had a meteorite crash through her roof and land next