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for more news, download the cbs news app on your cell phone or connected tv. i'm bradley blackburn, cbs news, new york. it's monday, october 11th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news". southwest troubles. the airline cancels nearly 2,000 flights over the weekend, stranding passengers. the debate over the cause of the disruptions. the president's agenda. a cbs news poll finds out how many americans really know about mr. biden's top priorities. the boston marathon returns. the big changes to the race after it was canceled last year because of the coronavirus.
well, good morning. i'm ann marine green. southwest troubles. the airline cancels nearly 2,000 flights over the weekend, stranding passengers. but the faa is painting a different picture. laura, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne marie. the faa is saying don't blame us. we had enough people on staff all weekend. now, there are reports that this is a protest by pilots who don't want to be forced to get vaccinated. >> reporter: ryan lacey and his family were looking forward to going to disney world. but like thousands of other passengers across the u.s., their flight from denver was canceled. >> we're going to try to get there. when, i don't know. >> reporter: southwest blamed air traffic control and weather-related challenges for 1,800 cancellations. but the faa said their shortages ended friday.
sources tell cbs news, a southwest staffing shortfall this weekend was a factor in why so many of the company's flights were grounded. other airlines didn't face widespread cancellations. >> i was told it may be a crew issue basically. >> reporter: the union representing southwest pilots denied speculation that it ordered a sick-out in response to a covid vaccine mandate. the same union asked a court friday to block that requirement. southwest apologized for the massive travel disruption, saying it was trying to get people home quickly and safely. >> it's not been fun. it's not a good way to end our honeymoon. >> reporter: like many travelers, teresa smith said she needed to return to work today. >> i'm sure the emails will be full, so i've got to get back. >> reporter: southwest says it is still offering fewer flights than it did prepandemic, so it makes it tougher to reschedule passengers. this is potentially an issue we may see happen again with pilots from other carriers.
the vaccine mandate is december 8th. airlines that don't comply could potentially lose government contracts. anne marie. >> wow. laura podesta in new york. thank you very much. powerful storms hit parts of oklahoma, spinning off several suspected tornados. this was the scene in the city of norman, where large hail fell. torrential rain made driving hazardous and caused flash flooding. there were reports of damaging winds snapping trees and destroying homes. tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings were posted in large areas of oklahoma. at the height of the storm, at least 10,000 customers were left without power. this morning a cbs news poll is shedding light on what americans think about president biden's build back better agenda. it appears not many people know the details of the $3.5 trillion measure. christina has more on that. >> reporter: when it comes to
president biden's build back better plan, the thing most americans say they know about it is the price. a new cbs news poll finds while a slight majority approves of the bill, only 10% say they know specifically what's in it. but 59% say they know it could cost $3.5 trillion. something republicans have repeatedly criticized. >> they really should work on an infrastructure package that would pass overwhelmingly. they have an insatiable appetite to raise taxes and spend more money. >> reporter: white democrats debate the and scope of the larger spending plan. the cbs news poll finds americans overwhelmingly support individual elements of the bill, like medicare expansion and paid family leave. >> i'm genuinely optimistic that in the senate we will get the
build back better bill, pass it and get it over to the house. >> reporter: but former republican president trump urged resistance. >> congressional republicans must stand strong. this is not a time for republicans to fold. >> reporter: mr. trump has not ruled out a 2024 run. >> i can't keep america great. i'm back to make america great again, slash, dash, comma, again. i don't know. >> reporter: the aides were supposed to sit down with investigators next week. cbs news, the white house. dr. anthony fauci is encouraging families to go trick-or-treating this halloween. the nation's top disease expert said it is safe since covid cases in the u.s. are on the decline. >> i mean, this is a time that children love.
it is an important part of the year for children. i know my children enjoyed it. particularly if you're vaccinated. if you're not vaccinated, again, think about it. you will add an extra degree of mmity.tion to yourself, your f >> dr. fauci went on to say we are not out of the woods just yet. warning covid surges could bounce back. right now there is not an fda-approved covid vaccine for young children. pfizer asked the fda to approve its shot for kids 5 to 11. it could happen by thanksgiving. this as a new cbs news poll finds 37% of parents will get their children vaccinated. 26% said maybe. and 35% said no. a beach in southern california is set to reopen today after that devastating oil spill. officials say huntington beach will be open to folks again after water quality tests reveal no detectable level of toxins associated with oil. it had been closed after an
undersea pipeline leaked more than a week ago. authorities believe the pipeline was damaged by anc ar several months to a y it ruptured. more than 18,000 people are expected to run in today's 125th boston marathon. the world's oldest marathon was canceled last year because of the pandemic. this year covid changed parts of the race, including reducing the numbers of runners. participants will not be be able to gather in large groups. organizers say it was a tough event to plan. >> there has never been anything more complicated than trying to plan a marathon, mass gathering event in the face of a global pandemic. about the only thing this year that's the same as every other year is the course, the road the runners will come down. everything else is different.
>> organizers say 95% of the runners are vaccinated. and everyone working in the medical tent got a shot. coming up, extreme runners in utah hit extreme weather. why dozens of people taking part in an ultra marathon had to be rescued. later, facebook unveils new safety controls to help teenagers avoid harmful content. this is the "cbs morning news". teenagers avoid harmful content. this is the "cbs morning news". eczema why hide your skin if you can help heal your skin from within. with dupixent adults saw long-lasting, clearer skin and significantly less itch. don't use if you're allergic to dupixent. serious allergic reactions can occur including anaphylaxis, which is severe. tell your doctor about new or worsening eye problems, such as eye pain or vision changes, or a parasitic infection. if you take asthma medicines don't change or stop them without talking to your doctor. talk to your doctor about dupixent. without talking to your doctor. i don't just play someone brainy on tv - i'm an actual neuroscientist. and i love the science behind neuriva plus.
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named in the court documents. ultra marathon runners in utah hit some bad weather, and there was a deadly shooting inside a bar. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." the minnesota pioneer press reports three men are now under arrest after a shoot-out in a st. paul bar left one woman dead and 14 people hurt. it happened early "sunday morning" at the 7th street truck stop bar, which was filled with customers. several people fired shots. a 27-year-old woman was killed, and three people arrested were among those wounded in the shooting. all those hurt are expected to survive. there is no word on a motive for the shooting. the "houston chronicle" said a 3-year-old texas boy was found safe in a wooded area three days after he disappeared. christopher ramirez was reunited with his mother saturday. he vanished while chasing a neighbor's dog outside his home in plantersville on wednesday.
more than 100 people searched for the boy. a property owner said he heard a noise and found the toddler 6 and a half miles from where he went missing. >> it was wonderful to get that call, to see him alive and drinking water. he was excited to see his mother. the embracing was just very touching. >> authorities say the boy is in good shape, and there are no signs of foul play. salt lake tribune said dozens of runners were rescued from near whiteout conditions during an ultra marathon race in the utah mountains. shortly after the 50-mile race began saturday, heavy snow started falling, and temperatures dropped below freezing. search crews using four-wheel drive vehicles and snow mobiles rescued 87 runners. several treated for hypothermia. one runner was hurt in a fall. still ahead, happy meals for teachers. one fast food chain is offering
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exchange with those stories and more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. a busy week on wall street with major financial companies including goldman sachs and jpmorgan chase set to release third quarter earnings results. key economic data will also be out, including the u.s. consumer price index for september. meantime, stocks ended in the red on friday. the dow lost 8 points, the nasdaq slipped 74 and the s&p fell 8 points. facebook and instagram are introducing self new controls after a whistle-blower said the platform harms teenagers. the social media platform's new features include prompting teens using instagram to take a break, and also nudges them from looking at content that can hurt their well-being. facebook is planning to introduce new controls for parents to supervise what their teens are doing online. jeff bezos's space company blue origin said william
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want to go someplace new? . >> yeah, you do. >> see something new. >> learn something new. >> i think this is so fun. >> meet someone new. >> nate p. in the house. there's always something new, under the sun. >> cbs mornings weekdays on cbs. our top our top stories this morning, southwest airlines canceled more than 1,800 flights over the weekend, stranding passengers. the airline blamed air traffic control and weather-related challenges.
the faa said staffing shortages ended friday, and airlines are having troubles due to aircraft and crews being out of place. huntington beach in southern california is set to reopen today after an oil spill. there were no detectable levels of toxins associated with oil. at least 25,000 gallons leaked into the ocean more than a week ago. some of london's iconic red buses are getting a makeover. it is bringing help to the homeless. >> reporter: london's famous red buses usually roll right by hundreds of homeless people on the streets of the british capital. but a new campaign invites those in need to step on board. >> providing everything from access to a doctor, a dentist, showers, hair cuts. >> three buses have been remodeled, complete with laptops to help the homeless find jobs
and open bank accounts. american ex-convict, thomas noble, is now off the streets. >> i have been broken up and down and it's been bad. >> reporter: he found a charity that traepbsins homeless people baristas. >> we've got to try and make the space as nice as you can and really try and connect with people. >> reporter: the buses will run six days a week the next two years, each one helping at least six homeless people every day. >> there will be no judgment. you step on that bus, they've got you. >> reporter: people can send a text to request a bus to stop by them. organizers say the drive for change is transforming lives. >> we leave someone with a before and after photo. a little polaroid. >> reporter: a small token for people to remember how far they've come. tina krouse, cbs news, london.
the charity change please says it's working on plans to expand the homeless bus service to parts of the united states and paris. so coming up on cbs mornings, we will tell you about a new podcast honoring anita hill, which looks at the historical significance of hill's testimony before the senate committee 30 years ago. plus, award-winning actor john lithgow stops by to tell us about dexter, new blood. and natalie morales as the new co-host of "the talk." that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne marie green. have a great day. talk." i'm anne marie green. have a great day.