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cbs evening news back at 5:00. a great afternoon. see you captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: tonight, the shocking news from the coroner-- gabby petito's cause of death, strangulation as we learn her body was in the wilderness for weeks. the new details in the mystery of what happened to gabby petito, with the coroner answering questions about whether she was pregnant or a victim of domestic violence, and what the family of her missing fiawnessa is saying tonight. battle over mandate: the white house prepares for a sho down with the texas governor after he bans vaccine requirements. what it means for companies like southwest and at&t. n.f.l. email scandal: the league reacts after raiders coach jon gruden resigns over a string of
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anti-blark antigay, and anti-women comments. tonight, is there a deeper problem within pro football? pain at the pump: oil prices hit a seven-year high, gas up more than $1 since last year. the warning for homeowners as we head into winter. plus, we go to the treasury department. our interview tonight with janet yellen. >are higher prices here to stay? deadly plane crash: new video of that plane nosediving into a neighborhood. an aspirin a day doesn't keep the doctor away. the new guidance about taking low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attacks. and hispanic heritage month, showcasing talent through food. >> this is the "cbs evening news" with norah o'donnell, reporting from the nation's capital. >> o'donnell: good evening, and k revelation tonight from a
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coroner in wieming that gabby petito was strangled to death. the 22-year-old's body was found in wyoming more than three weeks ago, just days after her frienessless, brian laundrie, disappeared. the coroner said her body was exposed to the elements and wildlife for several weeks before she was found. he didn't offer many details. he would not say if she was buried, but in response to a question, the coroner revealed she was not pregnant. a toxicology report was done, but the results won't be released because of wyoming laws. laundrie is the only person of interest in the case. his family says he went for a hike in a nature preserve in florida nearly a month ago and hasn't been seen since. cbs' manuel bojorquez is going to lead us off tonight with shocky new details in the case. good evening, m manny. >> reporter: good evening, norah. tonight the family of gabby petito had no comment on today's
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developments, a story that is largely unfolding in two states-- here in florida, where the search for brian laundrie continues, and in wyoming where the county coroner revealed the cause of death-- manual strangulation and throttling. >> the manner of death of gabriel lenora petito, we find the cause to be, cause, death by strangulation, and manner is homicide. >> reporter: teton county coroner brent blue also revealed how long her body had been in the woirns. >> the d.n.a. samples were taken by law enforcement, and all i can tell you about the remains is the body was outside for three to four weeks. >> reporter: the 22-year-old's body was discovered september 19 in wyoming's teton national forest. what started as a crosscountry summer trip with her fianca, 23-year-old brian laundrie, devolved into fight, witnessed by passersby and police. >> it was a rough morning. >> reporter: like this one,
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where officers were called august 12 in moab, utah. on august 27, around the time of petito's death, there was a text message sent from her phone that her family questions was from her. on september 11, they reported her missing after laundrie returned home to florida without her, and refused to cooperate with investigators. less than a week latnd woar, thre'so sin of him. and while refusing to comment beyond her cause of death, dr. blue did allude to domestic violence. >> unfortunately, this is only one of many deaths around the country of people who are involved in domestic violence, and it's unfortunate that these other deaths do not get as much coverage as this one. >> reporter: the lawnry family attorney issued a statement this
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afternoon reminding everyone that brian laundrie remains only a person of interest in the case, and has only been charged with using someone else's financial accounts. it is worth noting that as much interest as this case has garnered, the national crime information center says at the end of last year, it had nearly 90,000 open missing person cases. norah. >> o'donnell: that's an important thing to note. manuel bojorquez, thank you. and turning now to covid and news today from moderna. the company is asking the f.d.a. to authori icine a it comes eaofdepescist wl sehey t that. meanwhile, the biden administration is on a collision course with republican governors in several states over vaccine mandates. here's cbs' nancy cordes. >> reporter: the new executive order from texas governor greg abbott is not subtle. he accuses the biden administration of bullying private entities into imposing vaccine mandates, and then he
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threatens to fine any texas companies that comply. >> our patience is wearing thin. >> reporter: it was one month ago that president biden announced all companies with more than 100 employees would soon have to require workers to either get vaccinated or submit to regular testing, with even stricter rules for federal contractors. >> if you want to work with the federal government, do business with us, get vaccinated. >> reporter: since then, republican attorneys general from roughly two dozen states have threatened to sue the administration. texas is one of them. >> we're extremely concerned about the vaccine mandates from the federal government. >> reporter: the conflict is employers. several major texas-based companies have already announced vaccine mandates. american airlines said today it's reviewing governor abbott's executive order, but believes will the federal vaccine mandate superseeds any conflicting state
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laws. clearly governor abbott knows federal rules supercede state rules so why do you think he did this? >> politics. >> reporter: can you elaborate? >> well, i think it's pretty clear when you make a choice that's against all public health information and data out there that it's not based on what is in the interests of the people you are governing. >> reporter: adding to the confusion here is the fact that the labor department still hasn't finalized the president's new vaccine rules. that's probably going to take at least another few weeks. and even then, there are only about 800 osha inspectors who will be responsible for ensuring cordesthanu uch.t, nayryra well, tonight, a fast-moving wildfire is threatening about 100 homes in santa barbara, california. the fire broke out on monday and quickly exploded to nearly 8,000 acres. we get more now from cbs' jamie yuccas. >> reporter: the alisal fire exploded overnight, fueled by
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strong sant anawinds, gusts at time over 70 miles per hour. by daylight, the blaze near the coastal city of s.b. had grown to more than 6,000 acres. from where we're standing we can feel the heat. the hillsides are so dry combined with the winds and the flames are taking off. the flames are threatening about 100 structures and forcing vawkdzs, and now several ranches are in the line ofdily ha owned the brs. >> losing everying. abo i put a lifetime into it. if i lose ti don't have a lifetime left to redo it. >> reporter: the flames also shut down this freeway, the 101, a heavily traveled highway between los angeles and san francisco. the fire is around 8,000 acres, not contained, but these gusty
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winds are expected to subside. norah. >> o'donnell: jamie yuccas, thank you. tonight, details are just coming in on a deadly shooting at a postal distribution center in memphis, tennessee. cbs news has learned a postal employee, describedded as disgruntled, shot and killed two other workers inside the facility. he then took his own life. police say he acted alone and there were no other suspects. all right, tonight, the n.f.l. is reeling from a scandal involving one of its top coaches. jon gruden resigned from the las vegas raiders over emails he sent that were antiblack, antigay, and anti-women, this as the league tries to become more inclusive. we get more now from cbs' jericka duncan. >> reporter: to some, jon gruden's exit from football was years in the making. >> from day one, he's been a used car salesman. >> reporter: former n.f.l. wide receiver keyshawn johnson played for gruden in the early 2000s. >> i didn't know that jon would say things like that and put them in an email.
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he just always been a fraud to me. >> reporter: gruden was in year four of a 10-year, $100 million contract. today skew company skechers cropped him as a brand ambassador. his downfall comes after the n.f.l. began investigating workplace misconduct within the washington football team. and out of 650,000 emails, "the new york times" obtained some emails exchanged over a seven-year span between gruden and then-washington team president bruce allen. gruden allegedly called the n.f.l. commissioner a homophobic slur, denounced women referees, the drafting of a gay player, and slammed players for kneeling during the national anthem. ken belson broke the story. >> but the n.f.l. also understands, like i think a lot of workplaces, this touches an issue that i think a lot of employers now have to grap wel-- how do you police somebody's behavior before they come to your company? >> reporter: bill rhoden
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writes for "the undefeated." >> don't think for a minute gruden is the only person who thinks like that. so i just think as we move forward on the story, i want to find out who are his enablers. >> reporter: after announcing his resignation, gruden said he was sorry and that he never meant to hurt anyone. just moments ago, we learned that the tampa bay buccaneers, where gruden used to work and led that team to its first super bowl championship win, will no longer be a part of the buccaneers ring of honor. norah. >> o'donnell: jericka duncan, thank you. well, tonight, a perfect storm of high demand and low supply is sending fuel prices through the roof, driving your car is costing a lot more, and so will heating your home this winter. we get more from mola lenghi. >> reporter: gassing up is increasingly a hit to the wallet. you notice the price has increased. >> it isreugh, i'm not going to lie. >> reporter: henry mcginnis said it takes something out of you. hurts the pocket book, hurts the
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wallet. this cab driver says he spend $300 extra a month, so he's shopping around. >> differences like 10 cents between the amoco, the mobile gas station, and the exon. >> reporter: this week, the national average for a gallon of rgular unleaded gas is $3.27. that's a seven-year high. according to gas buddy, the price of a gallon nationwide has gone up more than five cents in just a week. u.s. benchmark crude oil prices rose above $80 a barrel for the first time since 2014. chicago-area utilities are projecting heating bills up to 50% higher this winter compared to last. the new york department of public service warned residents last week their home heath bills could jump 21% compared to last winter. >> we're facing a looming energy crisis as we head into what could be a cold winter. >> reporter: helima croft, global head of commodity strategy, told us higher oil prices, combined with increased
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demand for oil and concerns ihil connected. t u.s. has nearly doubled since april of 2020, and experts say whether energy costs will continue to rise through the winter will largely depend on the weather. a colder winter will likely mean higher prices, norah. >> o'donnell: mola lenghi, that makes sense, thank you. well, you probably noticed, not only the rising prices at the pump but also at the grocery store and your favor restaurant. with america's economy slowly recovering from the pandemic, we wanted to go to the treasury department, the executive agency tasked with promoting a strong economy, to talk to the secretary there, janet yellen. we asked her about the cost issue, which impacts so many americans. are higher prices here to stay? >> i believe it's transitory, but i don't mean to suggest that these pressures will disappear in the next month or two. this is an unprecedented shock
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to the global economy. it's led to a huge shift in demand away from services and toward goods. and it's created huge bottlenecks in supply chains. we have close to 100 ships that are docked outside the ports of los angeles and long beasm, waiting tooad goods. and our supply chains are very stressed. we get the pandemic under control, the global economy comes back, these pressures will mitigate, and i believe we'll go back to normal levels. >> o'donnell: we're being advised now to shop now for the holidays because of these supply chain issues. what's your message to consumers? >> well, look, we have an economy that's recovering. so there may be isolated shortages of goods and services in the coming months, but there is an ample supply of goods, and
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i think there's no reason for consumers to panic about the absence of goods that they're going to want to acquire at christmas. >> o'donnell: the debt limit debate was kicked down the road for two months. >> yes. >> o'donnell: from now. are you confident that congress will avoid a catastrophe come december? >> well, i believe it's absolutely necessary for congress to take action to raise or suspend the debt limit. the debt ceiling is not about future spending and what we would like to see or do. it's about paying the bills that result from decisions congress has made in the past. a failure to raise it, to pay america's bills would shake investor and consumer confidence and the willingness of our government to meet its obligations. >> o'donnell: could it lead to a recession? >> absolutely. 50 million seniors would risk
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not seeing their social security checks arrive on time. our troops would have to worry about when or if they were going to be paid. this would result at a minimum in a downgrading of the credit rating of the united states. we would see an increase in interest rates on all forms of borrowing-- on mortgages, on credit cards. hold s their interest bills going up. >> o'donnell: and there is more of our interview on cbsnews.com. and there's still more news ahead tonight on "cbs evening news," including new invesco a horrific plane crash. was the pilot disoriented? and important new guidance for those who take an aspirin a day for heart health. shingles? oh... you mean bill.
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after studying all the nooks and crannies, eva marengo sanchez painted a the new york art exhibit. >> i feel food is so close to identity. i feel so happy when i'm eating, physically and my brain is happy. >> reporter: me, too. like the legendary pop artist andy warhol and his soup can,ings curator eddie hayes says had exhibit shows the talent of hispanic artists will through something we can all relate to, food. >> as a latino, to see a concha elevated in a space like this is really incredible. >> reporter: do you feel like it says we deserve this place on the wall? >> totally. we're part of the future of this country's cultural fabric. >> reporter: for sanchez, this is about painting a permanent seat at the table for latinos, with art that looks good enough to eat. >> i want to be working at the very top of my ability because i am representing people that identify with my work. >> reporter: mireya
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in our nation's capital. we'll see you back her >> judge judy: you know what a stop sign means? >> yes, ma'am. >> announcer: a young driver's first fender bender. >> judge judy: what did his father say? >> his dad said, "we don't need to call the police department. we'll go ahead and take care of it without insurance. i'll pay for it out of pocket." >> announcer: but this dad demolished their arrangement. >> judge judy: then you told the insurance company a different story. i see the smirk. you may be able to hold down that smirk for your insurance company. i've been looking at that smirk for 40 years. >> announcer: "judge judy." you are about to enter the courtroom you are about to enter the courtroom of judge judith sheindlin. captions paid for by cbs television distribution keisha haughton and her mother, channa austin, are suing luis and christine del rio for the cost to replace their car after keisha was in an accident with the del rios' son. >> byrd: order! all rise! this is case number
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497 on the calendar in the matter of haughton/austin vs. del rio. >> judge judy: thank you. >> byrd: you're welcome, judge. parties have been sworn in. you may be seated. sir, have a seat. >> judge judy: ms. austin, it is your claim that the defendants' minor son, i assume this young man right here, was responsible for an automobile accident. >> correct. >> judge judy: and you want his parents to be responsible for the damage that was done to your car. >> correct. >> judge judy: and you both own the car? >> i own the car. my daughter was driving at the time. >> judge judy: were you in the car? >> i was not in the car. >> judge judy: okay. so why don't you have a seat? >> have a seat. >> judge judy: perfect. how old is your son? >> 17, your honor. >> judge judy: does he have a driver's license? >> he does, your honor. >> judge judy: so he can drive by himself. >> that is correct, your honor. >> judge judy: and do you have insurance on the car? >> that is correct. >> judge judy: were you in the car with him? >> i was in another vehicle right behind him. >> judge judy: were you there? >> i was not, your honor. >> judge judy: why don't you have a seat? >> okay. >> judge judy: why don't you stand up next to your father? okay. so, ms. haughton, why don't you go over to that chart and explain to me your version of the accident? >> i was coming down highway 6 here and 24.

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