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>> the department of justice will do what it always does in such circumstances. it will apply the facts in the priles r: wvet sticas adar atreferral tgetepa g c cry antenf rs a fines of up to $100,000. norah? >> kris van cleave, thank you. and we want to turn now to what the american medical association is calling an urgent public health crisis. and believe it or not, those 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' mark strassmann. >> reporter: at the university of virginia medical center, 24/7 technicians fill single-dose drug orders for nearly 700 patients.
pharmacist brian spoehlhof's job, find drugs in short supply somehow. >> by the time i come in, we have a newt medicathreshort. >> this is tocilizumab. >>. >> reporter: take the anti-inflammatory tocilizumab, needed by both chemo and covid patients, and there is 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 some really important chemotherapy. and without that chemotherapy, they could die. >> reporter: spoehlhof's constantly looking for around 90 critical drugs. >> doctors actually have to ration care based on what drug supply is available. >> yes, absolutely. >> reporter: the fda currently 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 youed 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. >> i think the really important thing is knowing the course of the disease. >> reporter: the ones treated by dr. patrick jackson. >> it does mean that some patients are getting the drug that i would not ideally want to give them. >> reporter: potentially worse outcomes? >> potentially. >> reporter: spoehlhof knows what you're probably thinking. >> for a lot of patients, it will feel very unfair. >> reporter: but is there a solution? >> if i had a solution, we wouldn't be in this situatin. >> and mark strassmann joins us now from charlottesville, virginia. is part of the problem we're not making many drugs here in america anymore? >> no question, norah. 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? >> wow. such an important story. mark strassmann, thank you. i want to update you tonight on this breaking news we're just getting in from britain tonight. we're actually learning that queen elizabeth spent the night in a hospital. cbs' holly williams joins us now from london. and holly, how is the queen doing? >> well, norah, buckingham palace said in a statement tonight that the queen stayed in the hospital overnight wednesday for some, quote, 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, quote, good spirits. a royal source told us tonight that 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 was two days ago at a reception with business leaders,
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this week several pediatric health groups took extraordinary action by declaring a national emergency in children's mental health. ignoring ad's mentaea r have dire eqnces for c' michelle mille 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 is motivation in melody. >> turn that guitar up. >> reporter: every beat composed reminds students there is power in their play list. >> that peas plays, see what i mean? >> oh, yeah. >> some of them just open up about things they've never told people. and i'm like holy crap. and you're trustig me with that? >> reporter: with america's young people in the middle of 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 like get away. >> my music can almost be a reflection of how i'm feeling. >> sing it, girl. >> reporter: by encoura emotional expression at this alternative high school north of san francisco, wallace says he can solve another problem. >> the statistics are staggering. young women dropping out of high school have a higher rate of being single moms. >> uh-huh. >> reporter: 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 that i made after she was born landed me in san quentin state prison. ♪ >> reporter: but songwriting, he says -- >> i wrote this one a couple of days ago. >> reporter: changed his tr >> i would lock myself in a studio and just go at it. ♪ i wish that i could take your pain away ♪ ♪ i know it's crashing like a tidal wave ♪ >> reporter: that motivated him to start s.t.o.p., surviving the
odre to do righ there? >> repor l serena hodgkinson. >> my situation was family stuff 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 of my chest, good. >> reporter: soon s.t.o.p. will launch at two more schools. >> go back to the beginning. >> reporter: where to there is 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 of them have gone on to continue music. i know myself, i didn't know that this could ever happen to me. >> reporter: a small commission for songs key to life.
for "eye on america," michelle millner novato, california. >> there is a lot more news ahead on the "cbs overnight news," including the starkest warning yet about climate change and the threat it poses to national security. plus, the produce that sent more than 100 people to hospitals. that's right. what you need to know. and an armed robber picked the wrong gas clerk: hello, how can i? sore throat pain? ♪honey lemon♪ try vicks vapocool drops. in honey lemon chill. for fast-acting sore throat relief. wooo vaporize sore throat pain with vicks vapocool drops. ♪♪ you pour your heart into everything you do, which is a lot. so take care of that heart with lipton. because sippin' on unsweetened lipton can help support a healthy heart. lipton. stop chuggin'. start sippin'. ♪
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tonight we're getting a stark warning on the effects of climate change. reports from defense and intelligence agencies say natural disasters like floods and droughts are forcing tens of millions around the world to flee their homes. serity. one report recommends adding climate change as a basis for granting refugee status. all right, tonight a warning from the cdc that a salmonella outbreak linked to onions imported from mexico has sickened more than 650 people in at least 37 states and nearly 130 people have had to be treated in hospitals. businesses have been ordered to stop selling onions from chihuahua, mexico distributed by pro source incorporated. if you have them at home, please throw them out. all right. a marine in arizona is being hailed as a hero for stopping an armed robbery at a gas station. surveillance video shows three suspects entering the store, one pointing a gun at the cashier whil tinesarming the robber in
who doesn't love a love story, right? well, tonight the story of a love that blossomed in the darkest of times. jacob young and kelsey dunlap are er nurses in marietta, georgia, who became inseparable during the pandemic. a marriage proposal was imminent. >> here she comes. >> and kelsey's devotion to her patients provided the perfect setup. she thought she was picking up a patient when jacob popped out from behind the helicopter to pop the question. >> and i really didn't even register what was going on until he dropped to a knee, and then it finally all clicked. oh, my gosh, i'm getting -- he is asking me to marry him. >> reporter: the made for tiktok moment has been viewed 2 million
times, but there was one bit of unfinished business. >> it was by far the most stressful day of my life. >> of course she said yes. >> when you know, you know. >> they look like they're in love. we'll be right back. and that is the "cbs overnight news" for this friday. for some of you, the news continues. . for others, check back later on for "cbs mornings."
from the nation's capital, i'm norah o'donnell. this is cbs news flash. i'm tom hanson in new york. we begin with a deadly incident on the set of a film in new mexico. santa fe authorities say alec baldwin a prop gun, accidentally killing the cinematographer and wounding the director of the movie "rust." the investigation is open. no arrests have been made. president biden said he is optimistic his multitrillion agenda will be passed. at a town hall in baltimore, the president also talked about supply chain issues and doing away with the filibuster. and how much would you pay for the world's largest triceratops fossil? well, a collector forked over nearly $8 million for big john at a paris auction. the enormous dinosaur roamed south dakota 66 million years
ago. for more news, download the cbs news app on your cell phone or nn tv. i'm tom hanson, cbs news, new york. ♪ >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." >> good evening and thank you for joining us on this thursday night. we're following breaking news on a number of stories tonight. we want to start with the unanimous recommendation from a cdc advisory panel on the moderna and johnson & johnson covid boosters. ten months after the fda issued the first emergency authorization for a coronavirus vaccine, boosters are now authorized for all three covid vaccines in this country. and there is also news tonight about mixing and matching. the fda 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 is a lot to get to tonight, and cbs' meg oliver is in new york city to lead us off. good evening, meg. >> reporter: norah, good evening. the cdc advisory committee's recommendations today set the stage for americans to get the moderna or johnson & johnson booster as early as friday. ls change the definition of fully vaccinated, those who get two shots of pfizer or moderna, or one shot of johnson & johnson. tonight the cdc advisory panel recommended moderna recipients who are 65 and older or at high risk because of their job, 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 closer 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 whether we'll need additional doses in the future.
>> reporter: as for which shot to get, the panel did not give a recommendation on whether anyone should stick to the brand of their initial vaccine or mix and match, leaving it up to the individual. >> are you ready? >> yes. the final decision in the hands of rochelle walensky, who is not bound by the panel but is expected to follow its recommendation. today the fallout continued in new york city over the mayor's new vaccine mandate for city's more than 300,000 municipal workers 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? >> all right, meg oliver, thank you very mh. aking tonight, the fbi says 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 his 22-year-old fiancee gabby petito, who was found strangled to death last month in wyoming. the couple had been traveling cross-country in a van. the fbi says a backpack and a notebook belonging to laundrie were also found near his remains. searchers were led there on wednesday by laundrie's parents. that area had been under water until recently. well, tonight new fears for the lives of those missionaries being held hostage in haiti. there is actually a threat to kill them if millions in ransom isn't paid. cbs' manuejos from port-au-prince where
criminal gangs rule the streets. >> reporter: tonight a video appears to show the notorious gang's leader saying he will put a bullet in american hostages if he doesn't get what he wants. cbs news has not independently confirmed the authenticity of the video. the initial ransom 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 that he is god and ask him to hear our prayers and bring our families home. >> reporter: in port-au-prince, haitians once again protested the economic 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 he fears for his wife.
>> 20-year-old charl george, a married father of one, says he fears the gang's extortion fees. >> what happens if you can't pay? >> that means you cannot move. >> reporter: drivers for food for the poor can get hijacked too. monseigneur oge beauvoir says gangs control roads to the south so they can't deliver to those in need. >> it's heartbreaking, because the 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. >> because a man of the cloth, whether you're feeling that insecurity as well? >> i do. i do feel that insecurity. i live and work here, and anybody can get kidnapped at any time. >> 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? >> it's getting increasingly dangerous. manny bojorquez, thank you. the "cbs overnight news" will be all right. house democrats and a handful of republicans have upped the ante in the capitol riot investigation. today in washington they voted to hold former trump adviser steve bannon in contempt for refusing a subpoena. cbs' kris van cleave has more, including what happens next. >> no one, no one, no one is above the law. >> reporter: tonight house democrats and nine republicans vote to hold former trump administration adviser steve bannon in contempt of congress. bannon has refused to turn over documents or appear at a deposition before the committee investigating the january 6 insurrection. >> people recognize that what happened on january 6 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 bannon told mr. trump ahead of the riot about
his work with stop the steal organizers and his reported presence in a war room near the white house with trump loyalists january 6. but former president trump's lawyers have told staffers not to comply with the probe, claiming executive privilege. >> all we're asking is that steve bannon be treated the same as anyone in america who defies a lawful subpoena. and if he is not going to come in, then he should stand in an orange jumpsuit and tell a judge why he thinks he is above the law. >> reporter: gop leader kevin mccarthy who helped block a joint commission giving republicans the ability to veto a bannon subpoena is now slamming the subpoena. >> they are using this to target their opponents. >> the contempt referral now goes to the justice department to decide whethe will do what it always does in such circumstances. it will apply the facts in the law and make a decision consistent with the principles of prosecution. >> the department of justice has already received that referral.
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♪ >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." i'm errol barnett in washington. thanks for staying with us. in haiti, the leader of a criminal gang reportedly holding a group of christian missionaries hostage says he will kill them if his demands are not met. he wants $17 million for their release. the brazen abduction of 16 americans and one canadian, some of them children, has caught the world's attention. but it's just the tip of the iceberg for the violence and anarchy that's beset the island nation. since the start of the year, nearly 800 people have been kidnapped for ransom across
haiti. 120 this month alone. manuel bojorquez is there. criminal gangs have swept in to fill a void left by an unstable government. mothers worry, sending their kids off to school. buses or vans full of passengers have become easy prey for robbery or kidnapping. what is your fear? >> he fear for his life. he has to go out to work for his family. >> reporter: 29-year-old charl george, a married father of one says if he doesn't pay the gangs and extortion fee, they won't let him drive. what happens if you don't pay? > that means you can't move. you cannot operator. >> reporter: no way to operator.
these drivers are targets too. they're part of the small army that delivers desperately needed food, medicine, and other items from food for the poor's central warehouse. >> things should be in transit. >> reporter: monseigneur oge beauvoir showed us it's nearly full, but that's the problem. >> it's heartbreaking, because the goods are available, but we can't reach out to those people. >> reporter: have the goods available, but you can't reach out. >> can't do that. >> reporter: kidnapping clergy and missionaries is the beginning's latest escalation. may i ask, as man of the cloth whether you're feeling that insecurity as well? >> i do. i do feel that insecurity. i live and work here, and anybody can get kidnapped at any time. >> reporter: the insecurity is even impacting the international medical relief group doctors without borders, which has had ambulances attacked and health care workers threatened.
recently, they've had to relocate some clinics from gang-controlled territory, leaving those areas with limited access to care. >> the situation has deteriorated, that's for sure. but there is no way we are doctors without borders considering leaving the country. >> reporter: food for the poor also says it doesn't plan to leave and is looking for ways to work around some of those really dangerous areas. these organizations, of course, are praying for the safe release of the missionaries, but hoping the spotlight on them sheds light on what people here face every day. >> that was our manuel bojorquez in port-au-prince. now across the atlantic, the evacuations continue on the spanish island of la palma, where a raging volcano has been spewing ash and lava for a month now. roxana saberi is there. >> you may be able to hear the roar of the eruption behind me. you can certainly see the clouds of smoke, and it stretches across the horizon. the volcano spewed so much lava
here last night, four neighborhoods near here had to be evacuated. as rivers of lava flowed toward the town of tezacorte, residents rushed to pack what they could. this man said they had only one hour to get out. they're among the roughly 8,000 people forced from their homes. as lava from the cumbre viejo volcano, or old peak as it's known, has scorched around 2,000 acres of land. we're only about a mile and a half from the volcano here. seeing it spew lava into the night sky is awe-inspiring. but people who actually live here have to deal with the aftermath every day. this has become the morning after ritual all over the island, sweeping the streets of ash as people try to carry on as usual. gabriela mondelora opened his juice shop just three weeks ago. how hard is it to live with this
volcano? he says it's frightening cleaning the ashes from morning to night, the noise, the gas. it's horrible. still, volcanologist perez says the lava is flowing slowly enough to stay one step ahead of it. it's not a threat? >> not a threat at all. the lava floes will not be a threat to human life. it's a threat anything that cannot move. >> reporter: he says for those who stay far enough away, it's still safe enough to take in the spectacular show from nature. and the end of this show could continue for weeks, maybe even months according to volcanologists. for people who live in the path of this volcano, the end of this eruption can't come soonen. >>t inib. xana saberi onsland of
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help protect the ships from land-based missiles. david martin got a close-up reporter: a18 fht s bd aairplane know a aav history, the first er aerial refuelling from an unmanned aircraft, a gym of inches played at 250 miles per hour. >> this is the first time looking over at where a cockpit and a person should be and seeing nothing but more airplane. >> reporter: lieutenant william peabody was flying that f-18. did it make you uneasy? >> a little at first, because when you're flying an unmanned aircraft, there is a inherent risk with that air crew. but we don't have that with the m-25. >> reporter: until now the navy has used over f-18s fitted with fuel tanks under their wings as flying gas stations for their aircraft. it's the waste of a high performance jet designed for combat, which is one reason why rear admiral brian quarry is
leading a program to switch to unmanned fuelling with the mq-25. what's it carrying inside there? >> almost all gas. oesn't burn muchitse, and tighrs. >> reporter: this is where the fuel comes out? >> this is the business end. >> reporter: the mq-25 carries enough gas to double the range of today's carrier aircraft, including the navy's newest f-35. that matters because countries like china are building land-based missiles capable of striking aircraft carriers, forcing them to stay further and further out to sea. the whole point of this airplane is to extend the range of the carrier striking power. >> reporter: refueling is the easy part. the hard part is putting it on a carrier flight deck. >> when the wings are spread, it's about 80 feet. that's just about the maximum you can get on an aircraft car carrier. >> reporter: an unmanned aircraft in the midst of the high octane ballet that takes place on a flight deck every
time planes take off and land. each plane has to be in the right place at the right time. being off by even a little could send one over the side. >> every airplane relying for its final safety check for someone looking out the window and making sure you don't run into an airport. we don't have that. >> reporter: the mq-25 is practicing carrier operations at this land-locked airfield in illinois where the plane's maker boeing has painted the outline of a carrier deck. it's being controlled by the man in the green shirt, using that console on his forearm. he is following signals from the man in the yellow vest who is directing the mq-25 as it moves about the field. >> the flight direct of a carrier is one of the most dangerous work environments in the world. >> reporter: lieutenant commander eric smith is working with a simulator launching an mq-25 from a virtual deck. keenan aikin is at the controls, taking cues from a virtual man
in yellow. >> if you can play a game console, you'll be able to operate it. he is telling where t tern right n heoi the wing spread symbol. s you'll see the wings spread here shortly. >> reporter: once the mq-25 takes off, it flies a preprogrammed route to its refueling station, where it would top off the tanks of the carrier's combat aircraft. starting in 2025, the navy plans to put five mq-25s, costing about $100 million apiece on every aircraft carrier this drone is really a lot more than aerial refueling. >> it is about finding a new way to operate from an aircraft carrier. >> reporter: and finding a way for aircraft carriers to be able to survive turkey, remain relevant is what i would say, and yes, survive. >> reporter: if the mq-25 works, it's only a matter of time before the navy puts more unmanned aircraft on its carriers to carry out strikes against heavily defended targets
where a manned aircraft would not survive. >> david martin at the pentagon. nowance in air travel could be right over the horizon. one aerospace company can looking to build commercial jets that travel faster than the speed of sound. of course that would cut international flight times in half. nichelle medina has this story. >> reporter: pilot bill shoemaker is in this flight simulator, preparing for supersonic speed. >> i'm at mach--2, so gone through. >> built by boom supersonic. blake shull is show. >> our ultimate goal is high speed flight for everybody. >> reporter: after the xb-1 is tested, boom will start building a larger passenger plane called the overture. the company says it will travel up to 1300 miles an hour at 60,000 feet. that means a flight from newark to london could take three and a half hours instead of six and a
half. san francisco to tokyo could be done in six hours instead of 10. united airlines is on board and says it will buy 15 of the planes once safety requirements are met. >> our goal is to complete all pa safy in2029 >> reporter: the consupersonic passengers. but with tickets costing $12,000, airlines struggled to find enough customers and shut down service in 2003. boom plans to offer seats starting at $5,000. >> supersonic travel can be done. it can be done safely. >> reporter: former ntsb chairman robert zumwalt says it will take years of testing before boom's passenger planes are ready for takeoff. >> i do believe the faa will be extremely cautious in the approval of a product like this, and rightfully so. >> reporter: supersonic travel is loud and can only be done over oceans.
a scuba diver made just a remarkable find in the waters off israel, a 900-year-old sword believed to belong to a crusader from a long goner >> reporter: it may not be king arthur's sword, but the one pulled from the waters off the coast of israel is still pretty remarkable. >> it was amazing, amazing to see a beautiful sword like this. >> reporter: at just over three feet long, experts say this crusader's sword is about 900 years old. local diver found it while out for a swim. israel's coast is littered with lost treasures like this ancient anchor. back when the sword was lost near the sport city of haifa,
the area was filled with wooden ships carrying christian soldiers and their weapons of war. >> actually, it's heavy, okay. it's heavy because of the stones that they glued to it. and also because it's iron sword and very big one. >> reporter: the next step will be to clean and x-ray the ancient relic to answer what could be the most important question, who carried it. >> maybe there is a name written on it. maybe there is a decoration, and that will also give us more information about the knight who hold this beautiful sword. >> reporter: but when it comes to artifacts in the holy land, it's not finders, keepers. the sword will go to israel's national treasures department, and he will have to make do with a certificate of appreciation. ian lee, cbs news. >> and that is the "overnight news" for this friday. for some of you, the news continues. everyone else, check back later for "cbs mornings."
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south dakota 66 million years ago. for more news download the cbs app on your cell phone or connected tv. i'm tom hanson, cbs news, new york. it's friday, october 22nd, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." movie set tragedy. one person is killed and another wounded after a prop gun went off fired by actor alec baldwin. we have the very latest on what happened. boosters approved. millions of more americans are now eligible to get booster shots to prevent serious cases of covid. the big decision made by the cdc. and remains identified. the manhunt for brian laundrie is officially over. how officials say hey were able to identify his remains. good morning, everyone.