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3:00. cbs evening news live from washington coming up next. we are streaming 24/7 on cbsn bay area . captioning sponsored by cbs >> breaking news, strengthening your immunity, the decision and new guidance tonight on boosters that could protect your health. the breaking news from the c.d.c., plus vaccine mandate fallout, could some fire houses in new york city close because of the big apple's new rules? queen goes to the hospital, the breaking news out of buckingham palace. the breens, the human remains found in a nature preserve are confirmed to be that of brian laundrie. we have th latdeai ntem of congress, will former trump advisor steve bannon face criminal charges after the house votes to hold him in contempt? the attorney general weighs in.
hostages in haiti, a threat to kill kidnapped missionaries if a multi-million-dollar ransom isn't paid. we're in port-au-princey hatians live in fear to have the armed gangs. prescription drug shortage, the u.s. is running out of more than 100 life saving drugs including critical medication for cancer and heart conditions. eye on america, a national mental health emergency for young people -- can music be the cure? ♪♪ jumping into action -- what happens when an armed robber runs into a quick-thinking marine. dangerous produce, hundreds of people sickened, a new warning about something that may be in your fridge. and pandemic lovew these two frontline workers found love in the emergency room. this is the "cbs evening news" with norah o'donnell, reporting from the nation's capital. >> o'donnell: good evening and tuff for joining us this
thursday night. we're following breens on a number of stories tonight. we want to start with a unanimous recommendation from a c.d.c. advisory panel on the moderna and johnson & johnson covid boosters. ten months after the f.d.a. issued the first emergency authorization for a coronavirus vaccine, boosters are now authorized for all three covid vaccines in this country, and there's also news tonight about mixing and matching. the f.d.a. says it's safe to get any vaccine as a booster regardless of which shots they had for their initial immunization. that's right, you can get any booster brand. so there's a lot to get to tonight and cbs's meg oliver is in new york city to lead us off. good evening, meg. >> reporter: norah, good evening. the c.d.c. advisory committee's recommendation today set the stage for the americans to get the moderna or johnson & johnson booster as early as friday. we've also learned the c.d.c. will not change the definition of fully vaccinated. who is who get two shots of pfizer or moderna or one shot of
johnson & johnson. tonight the c.d.c. advisory panel recommended moderna recipients 65 or older or high risk because of job or living situation or underlying health conditions should get a booster shot at least six months after their second dose. the panel also recommended that any j&j recipient 18 or over get another shot at least two months after their first one. do boosters get us to the finish line of beating covid or simply managing it? >> at this point we're not sure whether this gets us to the finish line or we'll need additional doses in the future. >> reporter: as ch shot, no one gave a recommendation as to whether sticking to the original vaccine or to mix and match leaving it up to the individual. if you get johnson & johnson and getting pfizer around moderna in your second dose, you get an enhanced boost of your immunity. new rk citer te mayor'sandof c.n
pal woers who face mandatory unpaid leave if they are not vaccinated by the end of next week. with barely half of all firefighters vaccinated, there is already talk of firehouses closing. >> the chiefs are hearing from members that are saying they will absolutely not comply, and what happens in two weeks will be anyone's guess. >> reporter: covid has been the leading cause of death among firefighters nationwide for the past two years. here in new york city, if they have to start closing firehouses, today, the mayor said, they have a contingency plan in place to protect the city. norah. >> o'donnell: meg oliver, thank you very much. also breaking tonight, the f.b.i. sails that the skeletal remains found in a nature preserve in florida on wednesday are, in fact, those of brian
laundrie. dental records confirm the match today. the 23-year-old had been missing for more than a month and was wanted for questioning in the death of hear-d fie bby petito who ngto death lasttn wyoming. the couple had been traveling cross country in a van. the f.b.i. says a backpack and a notebook belonging to laund neas remains. searchers were led there wednesday by laundrie's parents. that area had been underwater until recently. we want to update you on breaking news we're getting in from britain. we're learning queen elizabeth spent the night in a hospital. cbs's holly williams joins us now from london and, holly, how is the queen doing? >> reporter: norah, buckingham palace said in a statement tonight the queen stayed in the hospital overnight wednesday for "preliminary investigations." she is now back in windsor castle, the home where she spent most of her time during the pandemic and which is just outside of london.
she is apparently in "good spirits" a royal source told us she stayed in the hospital overnight because it was too late for her to be driven home in the evening. the british monarch is 95 years old. the last time she was seen in public is two days ago if at a reception with business leaders including bill gates. she had to cancel a trip to northern ideal to rest. she was seen using a walking stick. her husband prince philip passed away just over six months ago. britain's longest reining monarch serving as queen since 1952. norah. >> o'donnell: 95 years old. thank you very much. new fears for the lives of the missionaries being held hostage in haiti. there is a threat to kill them if millions in ransom isn't made. manuel bojorquez. >> reporter: tonight, a video
showing the gang's leader says he will put a bullet in american hostages if he doesn't get what he wants. cbs news has not confirmed the authenticity of the video. the official demand was $17 million for the 16 americans including five children and a canadian abducted near this orphanage saturday. they worked with ohio's christian aid ministries where a spokesperson read a statement from their families today. >> we thank him he is god and asks him to hear ound ing our fam reper insecurity as well as the violence, the missionaries kidnappings have only served to underscore. school children are not off limits. buses full of passengers are targets, too: what are your fears? >> he fears for his life. >> reporter: 29-year-old driver charl joel a married father of one says the gangs charge an extortion fee.
what happens if you don't pay? >> you cannot move, operate. >> reporter: drivers for the aid group food for the poor can get hijacked, too. monseigneur ogee beauvoir says gangs control roads to the south so they can't deliver to those in need. >> it's heartbreaking because goods are available but we can't reach out to those people. >> reporter: he says kidnapping clergy and missionaries is yet another escalation by the gangs. a man of the cloth, whether you're feeling that insecurity as well? >> i dot insecurity. i live and work here, and anybody can get kidnapped at anytime. >> reporter: adding to the crisis here, today, the head of haiti's national police resigned at a critical time not only for the country but for those 17 hostages. norah. >> o'donnell: getting increasingly dangerous, manny
bojorquez, thank you. we want to turn now to what the american medical association is calling an urgent public health crisis and, believe it or not, the supply chain issues are to blame. dozens of life saving drugs are in short supply forcing doctors to use less effective medications. we get more on this from cbs's mark strassmann. >> reporter: at the university of virginia medical center, 24-7, technicians fill single drug orders for nearly 700 patients. pharmacist brian spoelhof's job, >> by thme com in, wemeons th a. >> reporter: take this targeted anti-inflammatory tocilizumab needed by chemo and covid patients and there's not enough for all of them. if you run out of this. >> yeah. >> reporter: patients could die. >> yeah, if we run out of this, patients aren't able to get really important chemotherapy and without that chemotherapy,
they could die. >> reporter: spoehlhof's constantly looking for around 90 critical drugs. doctors actually have to raion care based on drug supply. >> yes, absolutely. >> reporter: the f.d.a. lists 109 drugs in such short supply nationally, the american medical association calls the shortage an urgent public health crisis that threatens patient care and safety. three of the top five shortages, drugs used for chemotherapy, heart conditions and antibiotics. with tocilizumab, uva's hospital made a tough choice, save it for chemo patients, deny it to covid patients. >> the important thing is knowing the course of the disease. >> reporter: the doctor treated by dr. patrick jackson. >> patients are getting the drug i would not ideally want to give them. >> reporter: potentially worse outcomings.
>> potentially. >> reporter: spoehlhof knows what you're probably thinking. >> for labs it will feel unfair. >> reporter: a solution. if i had a solution, we wouldn't be in the situation. >> o'donnell: mark strassmann joins us from charlottesville, virginia. is part of the problem we're not making many drugs here in america anymore? >> reporter: no question. in fact, america makes less than a third of the prescription drugs that americans need, but there are other forces contributing to this drug supply chain breakdown including trade restrictions, the pandemic and various complicated market dynamics. the bottom line is this -- hospitals do what they can with what they've got. worst case, they have to deny patients the best medicine for them. norah. >> o'donnell: sump an important story, mark strassmann, thank you. all right, house democrats and a handful of republicans have upped the ante in the capitol riot investigation. they voted to hold former trump advisor steven in contempt for defying a subpoena.
chkris van cleave has what happs next. >> no one is above the law. >> reporter: house d.m.s and nine republicans vote to hold former trump administration advisor steve bannon in contempt of congress. bannon refused to turn over documents or appear at a deposition before the committee investigating the january 6th insurrection. >> people recognize that what happened on january 6th can't go uninvestigated. >> reporter: republican leaders urged a no vote. >> the select committee despises steve bannon's politics, so they're abusing their power to put him in jail. >> reporter: the committee wants to know what mr. bannon told trump ahead of the riot about the work on stop the steal organizes and reported presence in a room near the white house with french lawyers and rudy giuliani on january 6th. trump lawyers told staffers not to comply with the probe claiming executive privilege. >> all we're asking is steve bannon be treateheas
anyone in america who defies a lawful subpoena and if he's not going to come in he should stand in an orange jumpsuit and tell the judge why he thinks he's above the law. >> reporter: g.o.p. leader kevin mckathy who helped blocked a commission to give a veto is slamming the subpoena. >> they're using this. >> reporter: they go to the justice department. >> the department of justice will do what it always does, will apply the facts and the law, make a decision consistent with the principles of prosecution. >> reporter: and we've just learned the department of justice has already received that referral, if the agency decides to move forward the next step would be a grand jury. contempt of congress can carry a year behind bars and fines up to $100,000. norah. >> o'donnell: kris van cleave, thank you. this week several pediatric health groups took extraordinary action by declaring a national emergency in children's mental
health. ignoring a child's mental health can have dire consequences for their future. so cbs's michelle miller looks at an innovative program that provides help through music in tonight's eye on america. >> a little bit more on that one. >> reporter: in john wallace's music class, there's motivation in melody. >> turn that guitar up. >> reporter: every beat composed reminds students there's power in their play list. >> see what i mean? yeah! some of them open up about things they've never told people. i'm, like, holy crap, and you're trusting me with that? >> reporter: with america's young people in a mental health emergency, the goal is to get students to open up about feelings like anxiety, anger or depression. >> music is, like, therapy to me. music is a getaway. >> music is a reflection of how i was feeling. >> reporter: by encouraging emotional expression at this
alternative high school north of san francisco, wallace says he can solve another problem. and the statistics are staggering. young women dropping out of high school or have a higher rate of being single moms, 83% of incarcerated persons dropped out of high school. >> that was me, you know, i dropped out of high school. i chose to have a kid at 16, 17 years old, and the choices i made after she was born landed me in san quintin state prison. >> reporter: some writing, he says -- >> i wrote this one a couple of days ago. >> reporter: -- changed his trajectory. >> i would lock myself in a studio and go at it. ♪ i wish i could take your pain away ♪ ♪ i know it's crushing like a tidal wave ♪ >> reporter: that motivated him to start "stop" surviving the odds projects for teenagers like serena hodinsituations famf that was continuously going on,
and i eventually stopped going to school. >> reporter: she went back, graduated, got a job, produced an album on spotify and, with classmates -- performed at the county fair. >> as long as i have my feelings, whatever i've gone through, as long as i've gotten that out there and it's off my chest, i'm good. >> reporter: soon, stop will launch at two more schools. >> go back to the beginning. >> reporter: where, too, there's only one track record that counts. so basically you get these kids through high school, you drastically reduce their chances of being arrested. >> i'm seeing it. some have gone on to continue communication. i know myself, i didn't know this could ever happen to me. >> reporter: a small commission for songs, key to life. for "eye on america," michelle >> o'donnell: much more ahead
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later. that's tonight's "cbs evening news >> announcer: a doll collector caught playing games... >> judge judy: she sent the doll to you, and you paid for it. you disputed the charge and didn't return the doll. >> if the bank did something n'ow >> anner: a the rk fthgi o.udge judy: hyome f carter? >> judud you. >> 31 different names that she's used. >> 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 jonelle belke is suing doll artist cheryle ziegra for lost revenue, libel, defamation of character, and harassment. >> byrd: order! all rise! this is case number 521 on the calendar in the matter of belke vs. ziegra.
parties have been sworn in. you may be seated. folks, have a seat. >> judge judy: ms. belke, you purchased a doll. and you ordered this doll from the defendant, who made it for you. she sent the doll to you, and you paid for it by credit card? >> yes. >> judge judy: and then,d said, i t think like the dol card charge. >> yes. >> judge judy: and the doll was over $2,000. so now you have the doll and ms. ziegra doesn't have any money. so far, that's correct? >> correct. >> judge judy: and then, according to you, sometime later, you changed your mind. so you told the credit card company you were no longer disputing the charge. >> correct. >> judge judy: how much later? >> maybe 2 to 3 weeks later. >> judge judy: that's outrageous! let's start out with, "that's outrageous," that 2 to 3 weeks later, you said, "well, now, i'm not gonna dispute the charge