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frightening moments in southern india, as a house is swept into a river during extreme flooding. you see it there. at least 28 people have been killed. 9,000 others have been forced into shelters, and more rain expected tomorrow. there is now a record number of cargo ships waiting to dock in southern california, and more of them are arriving in coming days. this morning the waiting line of cargo ships off the california coast is getting longer. a record 100 ships are waiting to enter the ports of long beach and los angeles. for comparison, an average of only 17 would typically be waiting, and 45 more ships are due to arrive by thursday, adding to the supply chain backlog that's leading to empty store shelves across the country and higher prices everywhere. >> we have trouble with logistics internally getting product to market. we have some loads that have been actually on the truck for
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almost a week. >> the ceo of one toymaking company says the cost of shipping supplies like cardboard and plastics have recently increased by 300%. he expects some toy prices to double by next year. >> we're going to have to go back to retailers and offer them an item that retailed for $20, $25, it's now retailing for, you know, $30, $35 or maybe even $40. >> the biden administration has taken steps to alleviate the logjam, announcing that the port of los angeles will operate 24/7. but a trade group representing clothing manufacturers is demanding more action, suggesting the use of national guard or naval ports to help unload cargo. ports in florida are now inviting cargo ships to that state, tweeting quote, let's save christmas. meanwhile, they're alarmed by the shortage of workers. >> we have full medical, profit sharing, 401(k). we really have a nice package for employees, but it's been difficult to, again, just to hire and maintain.
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>> some companies are now offering bonuses for employees just to show up for work. the date is shows 5 million americans weren't working because of the pandemic disrupted child care availability. 4 million said they couldn't work because they were caring for a covid patient or had the virus themselves. with the holidays approaching, amazon is trying to hire 150,000 seasonal workers. to handle the higher consumer demand this year. also, speaking of the holidays, apple just announced new products aimed at holiday shoppers. they include two mac book pro laptops with chips that apple says are 70% faster than previous models. plus it's bringing back the much-missed mag safe laptop charger, unveiling the third generation of air pods and they charge wirelessly. look, i'm a mac user, and i've never bought air pods, never used them. >> they can change your life, trust me. >> i have noise canceling headphones, though. now you know what i want for
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christmas. but i'll probably get the gift like in march of 2022. >> coming up, kim kardashian as sherlock holmes. the photo of the star posing next to an ancient egyptian sarcophagus has now exposed an international smuggling scheme. and later, the sword just discovered that may date to the crusades. you're watching "world news now."
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♪["i'll be seeing you" by billie holiday] ♪ i'll be seeing you ♪ ♪ in all the old familiar places ♪ ♪ that this heart of mine embraces ♪ ♪ all day through ♪ [doorbell] ♪ in that small cafe ♪ ♪ the park across the way ♪ ♪ the children's carousel ♪
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♪ the chestnut trees ♪ ♪ the wishin' well ♪ ♪ walk like an egyptian ♪ a golden egyptian coffin is in the spotlight this morning. >> and it's all thanks to kim kardashian. our own will ganss is here keeping up with the kardashians. >> yeah, i've got my skims on underneath. long before she wore the all-black ensemble on the red carpet, kim k. wore all gold to fashion's biggest night back in 2019, but it's a photo she took
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next to a piece of ancient egyptian art that helped uncover a smuggling scheme. with more than 259 million followers, each post is bound to be at least a little important. but solving an international smuggling scheme, the like button on instagram doesn't cover that. this photo of kim from the 2018 met gala, posing next to the coffin leading to the conclusion of a years' long criminal case. >> we are very fortunate to have this beautiful coffin. made of gilded cartonage. and we've built an exhibition around this coffin. >> half a million people coming to see the golden coffin. the centerpiece of an exhibition at the met back in 2018. according to ancient egyptian text, the use of gold in this coffin would have assisted the deceased priest in being reborn into the next life. but the metropolitan museum of art receiving a tip after kim's photo from the met gala in heavy
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gold hairliner went viral. the museum discovering the sarcophagus may have been stolen and closed the exhibit immediately. they were informed by someone in the middle east who recognized the coffin and knew it had been looted. officials saying they had bought the sarcophagus in paris for $4 million but an art dealer in 2017, but were fooled by fake papers saying it had been legitimately exported decades ago. one helpful clue in identifying the scheme, looters mistakenly leaving a finger bone inside the coffin where it remained when the artifact arrived to the met. the coffin was made in egypt somewhere between 100 and 50 bc and remained buried more than 2000 years. but the kim k. picture is what broke the case right open. after realizing what happened, the met returned the coffin to egypt where it was put on display in the grand egyptian museum in cairo. following that incident, the met vowed to review and revise its acquisitions process. >> i'm not surprised because kim
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time now for "the mix," starting with one of the oldest first-time mothers in the world. >> she's not go her 50s, not even in her 60s, she tells reporters that she is 70 years old. she and her 75-year-old husband are showing off their newborn son whom they say was conceived through ivf which doctors say can be effective after menopause. >> the couple live in a village near mumbai, india, their doctor calls it one of the rarest cases he's ever seen. congratulations to the couple and their beautiful new baby. >> the marvels of science. next to something else incredibly rare discovered in
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the mediterranean sea. >> a man diving off the coast of israel stumbled upon this, it is a four-foot long sword encrusted with seashells. turns out to be 900 years old. >> say what, marine archaeologists say the sword is believed to have belonged to a knight of the crusades. around the year 1100. >> the area is a natural cove which offered shelter to ships for thousands of years. experts say shifting sands and the number of divers are increasingly bringing artifacts to the surface. what do you think it's worth? >> i believe somebody bought it at a yard sale for $5. and now it's priceless. next to a novel solution to an ongoing problem caused by colombia's late drug lord, pablo escobar. >> all right, so back in the '80s, escobar smuggled four hippos into his colombian estate to create a zoo. the problem is, but over the decades, their number have ballooned to over 100. >> they are threatening safety and doing irreversible damage to the environment. they're thinning the herd.
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quite relatively and literally, painlessly. so they're shooting them with darts loaded with contraceptives. >> ah. however, a bigger sell is that with locals have grown to call the hippos the town pet. so i guess that's the plan b. finally to a spectacular sight off southern california. >> whale watchers were treated to a massive pod of dolphins stampeding alongside their boat at dana point in orange county. >> it's always in that area. there were an estimated 400 dolphins stampeding almost in perfectly choreographed stand. we always talk about you go whale watching, there's a chance you might catch a dolphin or two. this is a sight you would pay extra for. >> i've seen a dolphin or two a manatee or two in my days in south florida, but nothing compared to this. this is nature in all its beauty and glory. glad it was captured on camera, too. >> what song should we put over this?
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what track? >> good question. you got a dolphin sound you can put over this?
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