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>> what were you thinking? the next morning the shoes were gone, and of course, so was the ring. does in his room have a safe? >> lot to impact. ioning spons >> o'donnell: tonight, the news that vaccines for kids could be just weeks away as pfizer officially asks the f.d.a. for authorization. f.d.a. fhe important informatior parents of 28 million children who could soon be eligible, when the shot may be vrabel, and could the dose be smaller? plus, as airlines imp mandates on employees, how it could impact your travel plans. abortions resume in texas after a federal judge blocks the strict law. why some providers are still fearful as the legal battle continues. bombshell revelations: new details about then-president trump attempting toept to overtn
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the election. tonight, why the plan was called "a murder-suicide pact." search for a cause: new underwater pictures of a ruptured oil pipeline. could a container ship have caused the 13-inch crack? hospitals under attack. tonight, the silent enemy. how cyber criminals are putting lives at risk, and in one case, allegedly leading to the death of a baby. shipping deadlines: we know it seems early to think about it, but the dates to keep in mind for sending your holiday presents. and expanding horizons, making the great outdoors more inclusive. >> this is the "cbs evening news" with norah o'donnell, reporting from the nation's capital. >> o'donnell: good evening, and thank you for joining us. we're going to begin with major news in the fight against covid. pfizer today applied for emergency use authorization for its vaccine in children ages
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5-11. pfizer has said a mini-dose of the vaccine is safe for younger children. cbs news has learned the c.d.c.'s advisory committee will meet the week of november 1. that means your child might be able to get that first pfizer dose as early as the first week of november. this comes as president biden made a new pitch to convince all eligible americans to get their shots. he also said vaccine mandates are working, and a big reason why new cases and hospital admissions are down. and tonight, there's a chilling new number about how many children lost a parent or grandparent caregiver due to covid. so there's a lot to get to, and cbs' nancy cordes is going to lead off our coverage tonight from the white house. good evening, nancy. >> reporter: good evening, norah. you know, doctors have long said that vaccinating kids is key to slowing the pace of the pandemic, and pfizer's move today means the younger set could start getting their shots about 10 months after the vaccines were first okay'd for their parents.
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tonight, 28 million children are pfizer and biontech have asked the f.d.a. to authorize their vaccine for use in children ages 5-11 at one-third of adult dosage. >> you want to maximize protection with the fewest amount of side effects. >> reporter: dr. grace lee leads the c.d.c. advisory board. she's a pediatrician at stanford. >> like many other children's hospitals, we have had children who have died of covid. i think that while the vast majority of children can tolerate the infection and do well, we also know that sometimes we're not a able to predict well who will suffer severe consequences. >> reporter: kids make up 22% of the population but 27% of newly reported covid cases. immunizing them could help prevent scenes like this: danville, pennsylvania, schools forced to close this week because quarantine rates were too high.
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>> i was nervous, i should say, because he's in the high zone with asthma. >> reporter: a heartbreaking new study in the journal "pediatrics" finds covid caused more than 140,000 u.s. children to lose a parent or grandparent caregiver over the past 15 months. that's one in every 515 children. black and hispanic children were even more likely to lose a caretaker. >> 700,000 people dead in the united states. >> reporter: in chicago today, president biden argued new corporate vaccine mandates are making a difference by pushing the number of eligible but unvaccinated americans down from 95 million in late july to 67 million today. >> my message is require your employees to get vaccinated. vaccinations are going to beat this pandemic finally. without them, we face endless months of chaos in our hospitals, damage to our
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economy, and anxiety in our schools. >> o'donnell: and nancy joins us from the white house. nancy, the administration had been working on that rule to require all big companies to get their employees vaccinated. where does that stand? >> reporter: norah, president biden said today that the labor department is almost done crafting that osha rule. it would apply to all companies of 100 employees or more, and it would say that those companies must require their workers to either get vaccinated or submit to regular testing. that applies to about 100 million americans, and fines would be imposed on companies that don't comply. >> o'donnell: nancy cordes, thanks very much. well, tonight, american airlines is just the latest to warn employees get the vaccine or get fired. airlines are considered government contractors under the president's federal vaccine plan, so it is a requirement for them. but the mandates are hitting some headwinds. cbs' errol barnett reports on how this could impact holiday travel. >> reporter: tonight, a travel
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warning: turbulence could soon hit flights as pilot unions resist vaccine mandates and risk losing their jobs. >> what we're looking for is to c.ure that there's a i >> rorte representing american airlines' 15,000 pilots warnedff shtages could start as soon as holiday travel begins. >> if you suddenly in one day have 4,000-plus pilots that are not able to fly, that's a big deal. that's worse than this past summer. >> reporter: but the largest pilots association and most major carriers confirm they will follow president biden's executive order requiring airline workers to get the shots. united says hundreds of its own vaccine holdouts changed course in just the last week. one airline, however, is flying a different route. >> some have very deep-seated feelings and concerns about the vaccine. i want to respect that. >> reporter: dealt boston ed bastian says he is undecided on the mandate and points to a
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$200-per-month for unvaccinated staff putting their rate at 85%. >> i think we'll blveth>> i'm ds stance. >> reporter: henry harteveldt predicts dealt will eventually give in. >> they have no choice. it's mandate vaccinesor losing government contracts, which for delta are worth many millions of dollars. >> reporter: there is also a new push for all airline passengers to be fully vaccinated after a bill was introduced in congress. all of the major cariers, though, have resisted going that far. meanwhile, our neighbors to the north are already there. prime minister "junebug" announced by the end of this month you must be fully vaccinated to fly anywhere in canada. >> o'donnell: that's a big development. errol barnett, thank you. now to texas, where abortions resumed today at some clinics. that's after a federal judge blocked the country's most-restrictive abors law, calling it an offensive
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deprivation of a woman's constitutional right. he also accused lawmakersave scheme to eveiled the reports. cbs' mireya villarreal reports the fight is not over. >> reporte: abortion rights advocates are calling this ruling a win for women in texas and a strong defense of ro"v" edexas and itsovnor to stop the law from being enforced. last night, judge robert pitman sided with the federal government and granted a temporary restraining order. during a special session last month, texas legislators passed a law that bans abortions once cardiac activity is detected, usually around six weeks before many women know they'r pregnant. it also bans abortions in cases of rape or incest. the law is enforced by allowing private citizens to file a lawsuits against anyone who provides an abortion or asichts
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a woman in getting one. >> this law took effect september 1, and since that time, there are 130 little babies every day that aren't being aborted in texas. so that's one tangible effect already, already over 4,000, as we speak t passed, abortions in texas have largely stopped, and some women are now traveling to other states to get the procedure. >> last night, we reached out to some of the patients that we had on a waiting list to come in to have abortions today. >> reporter: but other providers are fearful, waiting for a definite ruling. >> it delays people access to safe abortion and displaces them, requires them to travel or delay the care that they need. >> reporter: the state of texas has already filed its intent to appeal with onest most conservative courts in the country. meanwhile, clinics here in texas, not all ofhem have started abortions again after six weeks because they are fearful they could be retroactively sued.
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norah. >> o'donnell: mireya villarreal, thank you. well, tonight, senate leaders have an agreement to extend the government's borrowing ability. that means the u.s. won't default on its debts, which would have plunged the country into an economic catastrophe. but it is only a tra fix. the extension lasts until early december, when we could be right back where we started. tonight, a senate report contains alarming new details on the extraordinary effort by then-president trump to pressure the justice department to overturn his election defeat. it took an oval office showdown to stop it. cbs' kris van cleave has all the new details. >> reporter: then-president donald trump demanded his justice department reject the election results apt least nine times between the 2020 election and january 6, according to the new report. >> i think we were barely a half step away from a full-blown constitutional crisis. >> reporter: the democrat-written wrip report highlights a january 3 oval office meeting where mr. trump
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weighed firing acting attorney general jeffrey rosen and replacing him with a loyalist, to find fraud, allegedly telling rosen, "you don't even agree i'm right." and "the other guy has a plan. you made it clear you're going to do nothing." white house counsel pat cipollone warned he and other top officials would all resign if mr. trump fired rosen calling it a murder-suits pact. the former president abandoned the idea. >> this moment was spine tinglingly close to shredding the constitution. >> reporter: republican chuck grassley, who is expected to really with mr. trump in iowa this weekend, defended the former president. >> he decided not to do it, and it was the right decision. >> reporter: mr. trump is not relenting, declaring the real insurrection happened on november 3, the presidential election, not on january 6. and his former vice president, mike pence, is downplaying the violence that day, even though some rioters vowld to hang him. >> the media wants to distract from the biden administration's
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failed agenda by focusing on one day in january. >> reporter: the former president is now demandingahis top aides refuse to cooperate with the investigation into the attack. subpoenaed documents are due by a theht. tools availaboni ates congress, up t including refer f criminalight, the committee subpoenas, these to organizers of a "stop the steal" rally that took place here on capitol grounds that day. we have also learned the committee plans to meet with facebook whistleblower frances haugen. norah. >> o'donnell: kris van cleave, thanks. well, in alabama tonight, at least four people are dead after being swept away by floods. all were inside vehicles, including a four-year-old girl. many others were rescued from flooded streets and homes. parts of the state got over a foot of of rain in a week. the storms also caused flooding today in the carolinas. well, in southern california,
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the extensive cleanup continues from that catastrophic oil spill thildis and sea birds and shut down beaches. tonight, cbs' carter evans has a close-up look view of the site of the underwater disaster. >> reporter: new underwater video shows a small crack in the pipeline just 13 inches long where the oil leak began. with huge backlogs at the ports, investigators are looking at the dozens of container ships that occupy almost every disig napted anchor area offshore. the pipeline passes within a few hundreds yards of t clo e. >> we>>eporter: selge provided by e troop,howshichshr. >> we were able to determine seven vessels crossed over the pipeline. >> reporter: but he said it doesn't appear any of the ships were close enough to snag an anchor on the pipeline. does the anchor strike explanation still sound plausible to you?
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>> if the drag marks are fresh from the movement of that pipeline, i don't know what else could possibly do that. could it have been a corrosion problem at the pipeline that just finally broke through? >> reporter: tonight, 54 cargo ships are still anchored just off the coast behind he. the orange county district attorney's environmental crimes unit has launched an investigation into amplify energy. that's the company that owns the pipeline. and now business owners impacted by the oil spill are filing a class action lawsuits, and it's likely the first of many. norah. >> o'donnell: carter evans, thank you. we want to turn now to t gring wave of cyberattacks on american hospitals. 1100 hospitals were hacked for ransom last year, and this year, the number is scbected to be even higher. as cbs' catherine herridge reports, these hacks are increasingly costly and potentially deadly. >> reporter: already struggling with covid patients, hospitals are now under attack
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from a silent enemy, a ruthless cyber group going after hospitals impacting some critical system like heart monitors and patient records. are these hackers putting american lives at risk? >> yes. >> reporter: kevin mandia, one of the world's leading cybersecurity experts says, his company is dealing with a surge in ransomware, where criminals freeze coot and bring hospital operations to a standstill until money is paid. are these hackers aggressively going after healthcare networks? >> they are. it's amazing to us. 20% of the victims were healthcare. >> reporter: so these are hackers with no conscience during covid? >> well, i think it's hackers who want to make a lot of money. >> reporter: mandia says the group he calls fin 12 are a rising threat. the hackers are russian speaking. they are thorough. they check financial statements before attacking. then they get in quick and demand millions of dollars. and there is growing evidence these cybercriminals are even leading to deaths. healthcare researcher ed gaudet
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says he surveyed over 500 healthcare systems and asked about the effects of cyberattacks. >> yeah, the data would suggest that people are dying. there's an increase in mortality rates based on ransomware attacks. >> reporter: in alabama, a lawsuits blames spring hill memorial hospital for a baby's death after a cyberattack. in july of 2019, nico sieler was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. some hospital monitoring systems were offline. the baby suffered brain damage and later died. spring hill memorial says it handle■ the attack appropriatel. f.b.i. and homeland security have warned hospitals to toughen their defenses, but mandia says fin 12 sees the targets as easy money. >> quick hits but you can get millions of dollars. it's just, boom, you get it. >> reporter:let warning: hospitals should expect more attacks. catherine herridge, cbs news, washington. >> o'donnell: and still ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news,"
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her a few hours and miles away m her comfort zone. >> it's a good family time. >> reporter: their guide, josie gutierrez, first camped here at garner state park more than 30 years ago. >> oh, thank you! >> reporter: working with latino outdoors, she helps introduce more latino families to mother nature. why don't latinos camp more? what's the barrier that keeps more of us from doing it? >> definitely just not knowing, not knowing how easy it can be. if you're new to a park... >> reporter: volunteers provide the basics, then let the families explore the land and themselves >> even the little kids going, "oh, i can make sure. oh, i can do this." ( applause ) you build confidence, so, like, for me, i'm ready to go by myself with my kids. >> reporter: pacheco knew her widz were all in with camping when they stayed offline. >> they passed out-- no tablets, no internet, no phones. and they actually stayed asleep. >> reporter: and dreaming of the next family fiesta in the
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finances a year's worth of random acts of kindness. that's tonight's "cbs evening news." i'm norah o'donnell. good ight. >> announcer: a vacation home renter demands his stuff. >> judge judy: she allowed you to store some things at the house. some christmas decorations. >> we have actually left a number of things in the house. >> announcer: but is worth the fight? >> judge judy: i have to tell you that i am so unimpressed with this list. a hammer, a can opener hand-held, coffee mugs, one water spritzer bottle. >> yes. >> judge judy: you know, plastic one, with the... like this? she was nice. she didn't throw it in the trash, which is what i would've done. >> announcer: "judge judy." you are about to enter the courtroom of judge judith sheindlin. geoffrey wiegman is suing kathleen pihl for the value of belongings left behind in a vacation home he rented from her. >> byrd: order. all rise. it's case number 536
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on the calendar in the matter of wiegman vs. pihl. >> judge judy: thank you. >> byrd: you're welcome, judge. parties have been sworn in. you may be seated. folks, have a seat. >> judge judy: mr. wiegman, you, according to what i read, live in the cape. and for several years since 2012, you were renting a house in california from the defendant for the winter months. how many months during the winter did you rent the house? from when to when? >> in the first year, in 2012, we rented it for 2 months. >> judge judy: 2013? >> well, it started actually in, uh, december of 2012 and went through april 30th of 2013. >> judge judy: december 1st? >> correct. >> judge judy: 2012 to? >> april 30, 2013. >> judge judy: fine. the next year? >> the next year was from november 1, 2013, until april 30, 2014. >> judge judy: great. next year? >> well, the next year, the defendant decided to sell the house or put it under a long-term lease. and we had to look for another place. >> judge judy: okay.
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