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i'm tom hanson, cbs news, new york. it's wednesday, october 13th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking overnight, pandemic progress. the u.s. will open the canada and mexico borders for vaccinated travelers. how soon the new policy will go into effect. gabby petito autopsy. a coroner says the 22-year-old died by strangulation. what else was revealed about her death. explosive wildfire. flames shut down a major freeway in southern california as it threatens more than 100 homes and ranches. well, good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with a breaking announcement from the white
house. the u.s. will lift border restrictions for vaccinated travelers beginning early next month. the department of homeland security says it will begin allowing travelers from mexico and canada who are fully vaccinated to enter the country for nonessential reasons. vehicle, rail, and ferry travel into the u.s. has been restricted to only essential travel since the pandemic began in march of last year. restrictions on air travel into the country are also being eased next month. we now know how gabby petito died. yesterday a wyoming coroner said the 22-year-old woman was strangled. her body was found last month in wyoming after a cross-country trip with her fiance brian laundrie. he has been called a person of interest in the case and is the subject of an intense manhunt. laura podesta is in new york with the latest on this story. laura, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the coroner released few details, for example he didn't say if gabby's body was buried or give insight about the
markings on her that led him to believe she was strangled. her fiance brian laundrie is still nowhere to be found. police say his family told him he was last headed to a nature preserve in florida. a wyoming coroner says gabby petito was strangled. >> nothing is obvious in a situation like this, so a detailed analysis was used to determine manner and cause of death. >> reporter: the report from dr. brent blue revealed her body was outside for three to four weeks before it was found in bridger teton national forest. >> who committed the homicide is to be determined by law enforcement. >> reporter: attorney greg skordas says the details could move the investigations forward. >> in effect they have a murder. now they need to make the decision as to who they're going to charge. >> reporter: petito's fiance, 23-year-old brian laundrie, is considered a person of interest but has been missing since last month. he hasn't been charged in connection with petito's death
but is wanted for the unauthorized use of a debit card. >> good morning -- >> reporter: the two had been on a cross-country trip and spoke to police after reports of fighting. liz sollis with the utah domestic violence coalition is not surprised by the coroner's resultlts. >> a lot of times strangulation isn't used to kill. it's used to indicate power and control. >> reporter: though the story has gained national attention, the coroner noted that petito's case is not unusual. >> this is only one of many deaths around the country of people know who are involved in domestic violence. >> reporter: by law dr. blue couldn't release many more details about what the autopsy found, though he did note that petito was not pregnant. and as i mentioned in the report, unfortunately gabby petito's case is far from unique. the national crime information center says there were 90,000 active missing persons cases at the end of last year. >> wow.
disturbing number. laura podesta in new york, thank you so much. firefighters in southern california are battling a fast-moving brush fire that's forced the evacuation of hundreds of people. the alisal fire erupted on monday along the coast north of santa barbara. it's burned more than 13,000 acres and is threatening more than 100 homes and ranches. it has also shut down the only major freeway in the area. the fire is being fueled by strong winds. >> couple that with 40 to 50 mile-per-hour winds, extensive drought, and steep topography, it's just a perfect storm of a fire that's going to be very challenging to contain and to control. >> dozens of horses had to be evacuated from ranches throughout the area. the fire is only 5% contained. a potential economic crisis in the u.s. has been avoided at least for now. the house passed a measure to increase the debt ceiling until december 3st. president biden just needs to sign it. he's still facing an uphill
battle on his top priorities. skyler henry has more. >> reporter: the house has dec a mretemporarilbt cng by $ >> thets be paid. >> you want to continue to take more money from working class americans by putting in debt their kids and grandkids. >> reporter: last week the u.s. senate approved the measure along party lines after mitch mcconnell and democrats negotiated a short-term fix. a temporary increase gives democrats more time to focus on moving the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the much larger social spending measure across the finish line. president biden has lowered his price range on the build back better act from $3.5 trillion to around $2 trillion. >> i'm disappointed that we're not going with the original $3.5 trillion. if there is fewer dollars to spend, their choice is to be made. >> reporter: the move is to win
over moderates, but the chair of the progressive congress
pramila jayapal tweeted people across america delivered us the house, the senate, and the white house. we should be doing everything possible in this moment to deliver for them while we still can. skyler henry, cbs news, capitol hill. congressional democrats continue to push for a bipartisan long-term solution to raising the debt ceiling, but republicans say democrats should do so on their own using the process of reconciliation. the fbi and other government agencies are investigating a deadly shooting at a postal facility in memphis. two u.s. postal service workers were shot and killed inside the distribution center yesterday. authorities say the suspected shooter was also an employee and died from a self-inflicted gunshot. there is no word on a motive, but this is the third high-profile shooting in the memphis area in recent weeks. a commuter train derailed in
virginia forcing the evacuation of hundreds of passengers. the washington metro
train partially went off the tracks in a tunnel near arlington national cemetery yesterday. service was suspended in the area as first responders escorted people off the train and walked them down the tracks. >> it just felt like a typical metro bump. like it didn't feel like a derailment. it did smell. and the cars were hazy. >> no one was hurt. the cause is under investigation. "star trek" actor william shatner is getting ready to blast off into space for real. the man who played captain kirk along with three other space tourists are scheduled to lift off this morning from a launchpad in texas. they'll be on board blue origin's shepherd rocket for the ten-minute flight. this is the second crew flight for jeff bezos' spaceflight company. shatner, who is 90 years old, will be the oldest person to ever go into the final frontier. coming up, time out for nba star kyrie irving.
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be running closer to normal after three tumultuous days. by midday yesterday, flight aware says southwest canceled fewer than 100 flights or 2% of its schedule. that's after the airline canceled n the previous three days. southwest says bad weather and air traffic control in florida on friday triggered the cancelations and delays. "the new york times" says the brooklyn nets have barred star player kyrie irving from all games until he's vaccinated for covid. the new york mandate requires professional athletes on city teams be vaccinated in order to play or practice in public venues. the nets announced that irving would not play until he could be a full participant even though he is eligible to play on the road. >> right now what's best for the organization is the path that we're taking. and i don't want to speak for kyrie, at the right time i'm sure he will address his feelings and, you know, what the path may be for him.
>> irving has not spoken publicly about his vaccination status. and "people" says queen elizabeth stepped out in public with a cane for the first time in 17 years.th95-year-old monarn using a walking stick yesterday during a public event at westminster abbey. she was joined there by her daughter, princess anne. the queen was photographed using a cane in 2003 after undergoing knee surgery. straight ahead, a streaming sensation. how a violent south korean drama series is making history for netflix. dad, we got this. we got this. we got this. we got this. we got this. yay! we got this. we got this! life is for living.
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stocks lost ground again yesterday. the dow fell 117 points. the nasdaq lost 20, and the s&p 500 was down 10. there's new guidance on the daily use of low-dose aspirin which has long been recommended for heart health. says most adults should not aspirin to prevent a first heart ts in eir 40s and 50s are advised to take aspirin only if their doctor determines they're at higher risk of heart disease and people who already had a heart attack or stroke should continue to take their daily aspirin. for the first time the fda has authorized an electronic cigarette. federal regulators say vuse solo helped users significantly cut back use of cigarettes. however, they stress that people who don't smoke shouldn't use them. the fda is facing a court deadline to determine which vaping products should remain on the market. and if you have deep pockets, you can buy land currently owned by kanye west. the rapper is selling his ranch
in wyoming for $11 million. it covers nearly 4,000 acres. it features lakes, a lodge, rse track and more.01ent bought thed, but i for it then. anne-marie? >> yeah, and i know he made some big plans or had big ideas for the town of cody which is this tiny little tourist town. i guess those plans are going out the window, too. we'll see who picks up the property. >> i know. >> if they're getting a deal on it. >> right? nothing to sneeze at, though. >> no, it's not. not a deal for me but a deal for someone out there. diane king hall, thank you so much. >> you got it. up next, impressive screen test. an actor shares a video of his impersonation of comedian robin williams that has social media buzzing. zzing. i'm not getting through the pandemic
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our top stories, the biden administration says the u.s. will lift its border restrictions for vaccinated travelers beginning early next month. they will be allowed to enter the country from mexico and canada for nonessential reasons if they're fully vaccinated. vehicle, rail, and ferry travel into the u.s. has been restricted to only essential travel since the start of the pandemic 19 months ago. and a wyoming coroner says gabby petito was strangled to death. the report issued yesterday says the 22-year-old's body was outside for three to four weeks before it was discovered last month in wyoming.y ip wither fiance, brian laundrie. he is missd
this morning 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. mola lenghi explains. >> reporter: gassing up is increasingly a hit to the wallet. you've noticed the prices increased? >> yes. it is pretty rough. not going to lie. >> reporter: henry mcginniss told us it takes something out of you. >> hurts my soul. >> reporter: this cab driver spends at least $300 extra a month, so he's shopping around. >> difference is like ten cents between the amoco, the mobile gas station, and the exxon. >> reporter: this week the national average for a gallon of regular 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 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 heating 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: global head of commodity strategy at rbc capital markets told us higher oil prices combined with increased demand for oil and concerns about a colder winter in europe and asia means you're paying more. >> i think it's all connected. >> reporter: the price of a gallon of gas has nearly doubled here in the u.s. 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. mola lenghi, cbs news, new york. coming up on "cbs mornings,"
former nfl player ryan o'callaghan about his reaction to the resignation of raiders coach jon grudenen in the wake of offensive emails. and ceo of united airlines stops by the times square studio to talk about his company's vaccine mandate for works and preparations for the holiday travel surge. and vlad duthiers tells us about a new book that introduces readers to adventurous dishes around the world. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪