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try to finish the things we are halfway done with. we will get to it. >> that is it for the news at 3. s evening ne captioning sponsored by cbs ♪ ♪ ♪ >> o'donnell: breaking news -- more than 50 million americans are in the path of dangerous storms, from the bomb cyclone in the west to flash flooding here in the northeast. the powerful west coast storm heads to southern california, after uprooting trees, nearly blowing trucks off a bridge and setting off a landslide that closed a mainly highway. also tonight, we're tracking another storm in the northeast, where it's heading. the director speaks. new details on the accident that took the life of halyna hutchins. did anyone check the gun? breaking news, shots fired in a mall in idaho. multiple injuries reported. we'll have the latest. stronger strain -- a more contagious version of coronavirus is detected in the us. plus new vaccine data provides
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hope for children. facebook under fire, leaked documents say fueling hate and conspiracy theories means big money for facebook, a former insider tells us facebook could stop it but won't. >> the topopriority is growth. >> o'donnell: tonight mark zuckerberg responds. countdown to election day, the fight over disools and covid mandates take center stage. independent voters in a key state tell us why they play be voting republican this time around. and all in a day's work -- tom brady touch down record, check, making a kid's dream come true, double check. ♪ ♪ ♪ this is the "cbs evening news" with norah o'donnell, reporting from the nation's capital. >> o'donnell: good evening and thov for joining us. severe storms are impacting millions of americans from dos to coast. tonight the san francisco bay area is recovering from what's
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being called the strongest storm to hit the region in more than 25 years. record rain, howling winds and mudslides caused widespread damage from the southern california to the pacific northwest, knocking out power to more than coo thousand homes and businesses, and shutting down major highways. at least two people were killed by a falling tree near seattle. in the midwest, a powerful tornado damaged buildings and not out power along the border between illinois and missouri. millions in the east are bracings for a nor easter expected to unleash 4 to 8 inches of rain and gusts up to 60 miles per hour. the forecast in just a moment but crabs' david begnaud is going to lead us off in el dorado hills near sacramento. good evening, david. >> reporter: good evening. rainwater from the record breaking storm running off into a reservoir outside sacramento, and it provides drinking water to people. if you live in california in what seems like a never ending drought, you would love to see
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and hear this. that storm yesterday was so powerful they called it a bomb cyclone. >> what blew through northern california and much to have the west this weekend is being described as epic, even historic, and here's what it left behind, a major rock slide covering a highway in northern california. it could take days before that's cleared. meanwhile, listen to these gail-force winds ripping through the golden gate bridge in san francisco. they even lifted up this semi truck on one bay area bridge and literally moved it over. there were numerous trees uprooted, tens of thousands of people without power and more than a foot of water in some places, all of that from an atmospheric river stretching from the hawaiian islands, the darkest spots showing heaviest rainfall with northern california in the bullseye. more than 5 inches fill in the capital sunday making it the wettest day on record and more than 4 inches fell in
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san francisco, made it the fourth highest one-day total ever recorded and they have been tracking weather since the gold rush days. still, at least one upside, california had a devastating fire season. the dixie fire north of salto, the second largest fire in state history had been burning since mid july, scorching nearly 1 million acres and destroying nearly 1300 structures. last night, finally, it was declared contained. now here's the the reality check, that record-breaking storm was just a drop in the bucket in terms of an end to california's record-breaking drought. we came to fullsum lake outside sacramento to show you what we're talking about. the boats marina is so dry you could hardly walk through it. as we fly through the reservoir, it's half full. we were asked and told it would take water from seven more record breaking storms like the one we had yesterday, seven more, in order to get a place
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like folsom lake even close to normal. norah. >> o'donnell: that really puts it into perspective. cbs's david begnaud, thank you. let's get the forecast now from cbs's lonnie quinn. good evening, lonnie. >> reporter: good evening, norah. the pictures david just showed us is something else. that storm finishes up with southern california tonight. then it's going to be moving over the rockies in the overnight hours and tomorrow bringing severe weather to the plains and gulf coast. strong straight line winds associated with it, maybe 60 miles per hour, but not all just straight line winds. a bit of rotation is detected, a upon of tornadoes from the gulf of mexico to the plains. could be an eventful tuesday for that portion to have the country, norah. >> o'donnell: on that note, i want to ask you about the more than dozen tornadoes reported last night in the midwest including this ef-3 storm that sliced through fredericktown, misouri last night. i understand that's the weather headed here to the northeast, is that right? >> reporter: that's exactly right. that's going to be a problem for the northeast. as it moves into the northeast
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tomorrow, it combines with a coastal storm, becomes the first the --the first nor'easter of te season. from fillia and boston, winds in spots gusting to over 60 miles per hour. the first nor'easter. that time to have the year. >> o'donnell: umbrella and rain coat tomorrow. breaking news from boise, idaho, shots fired at a shopping mall with multiple injuries and at least two dead. cbs's carter evans has the latest. >> reporter: the sound of possible gunfire can be heard in this video posted online at what appears to be the poisey town sqmall, causing shoppers to evacuate or shelter in place. outside a large police presence including multiple ambulance also. >> looks like more first responds here. >> reporter: boise police say six people including an officer were injured. the incident happened in aniary
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a surrounding the macy's. the mall was placed on lockdown as police cleared the building store by store. >> this one taken out loaded on to a stretcher. >> reporter: as first responders load a possible victim into an balance, another man streeted treated for minor injuries. one person is in custody. this happened in the early afternoon hours, and the investigation is just getting underway. again, two dead. please have not released information on the shooter. norah. >> o'donnell: carter evans, thank you. to new mexico where the investigation into the deadly accident on alec baldwin's movie set is focusing on crew members responsible for the prop gun that killed cinematographer halyna hutchins. omar villafranca reports from santa fe. >> reporter: we're learning new details about what happened on the santa fe movie set moments before the deadly accident. according to an affidavit, director joel souza told investigators that they were rehearsing a scene that entailed
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actor alec baldwin cross drawing his weapon and pointing the revolver towards the camera lens. the director said while baldwin was rehearsing he heard what sounded like a while and a large pop. souza says he remembers the phrase "cold gun" being used on set meaning the gun was safe. souza also says guns on the film set was supposed to be checked by the film's arm roar and again by dave halls, the assistant director who handed the gun to baldwin. halls was mentioned by at least one 911 caller. >> he's supposed the check the guns. he's responsible. >> reporter: cbs news is learning halls was fired from a previous movie after a gun incident on that set injured a crew member. this isn't the first time a fatal shooting happened on a movie set. bruce lee's son brandon lee was killed in a similar accident almost 30 years ago on the set of the movie "the crow." shannon lee is his sister. >> there's no need to have real
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weapons involved. let's use movie magic. >> reporter: while deputies search for answers on how this happened, the film community held a vigil last night in l.a. to remember halyna hutchins, while long-team friends like dennis zanatta grieve for her family. >> i'm just sad that, you know, that her son now is going to grow up without a mother, without a beautiful mother as she was. >> reporter: production of the movie has officially stopped, and no one has been charged. but we are expected to learn more about this case when the sherch and the district attorney have a press conference wednesday. norah. >> o'donnell: omar villafranca, thank you. and we want to turn now to the covid pandemic. tomorrow an f.d.a. advisory committee is meeting on whether to green light pfizer's lower dose vaccine for kids 5 to 11 years old. there's also news tonight about another possible vaccine for young children, around here's cbs's meg oliver. >> sounds good! whoo! >> reporter: tonight as
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anticipation builds for young children to get covid shots, moderna says its vaccine is safe and triggers a strong immune response in children ages 6 to 11. moderna said it used half the adult dose in its trial. some participants in the moderna trial reported mild to moderate side effects but the company did not address the possible rare side effect of myocarditis, an inflammation to have the heart muscle found in a small number of teenagers and young men who received the other mrna vaccine pfizer. fifth grader jarren monroe was in the pfizer clinical trial for five to eleven-year-olds. it will make it safer for me to go outside and play sports and have fun with my friends and family. >> reporter: the f.d.a. advisory committee is scheduled to review the results of that trial tomorrow. did you feel like you were taking a risk by having him take part in this trial? >> i thought it was more of a risk for him not to get vaccinated at the first opportunity he had. >> reporter: this comes tas the so-called delta plus variant
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begins to spread accounting for about 6% of all cases in england. it's been detected in four u.s. states and the district of columbia and the c.d.c. says it's watching it closely. >> it halls several mutations on the spike protein that we have not yet seen implicated in increased transmissibility or in decreased ability of our vaccines or our therapeutics to work. >> reporter: if the c.d.c. grants emergency use authorization for pfizer's vaccine for kids 5 to 11, the earliest some children's hospitals like this one would starred administering the two-dos shot is by the end of next week, norah. >> o'donnell: meg oliver, thank you so much. and tonight, updated numbers from the f.b.i. showing a increase in hate crimes in the u.s., with more than 8,000 reported last year. that's actually up 13% from 2019. have a look at this. hate crimes against african-americans rose by nearly 46% in 2020 and attacks
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targeting asian-americans soared 73% as some wrongly blame them for the pandemic. tonight facebook reports it made $9 billion in profits from july through september. c.e.o. mark zuckerberg is answering critics who claim the company puts profits over people. cbs news along with other news outlets reviewed thousands of pages of internal documents suggesting facebook knew its platforms can fuel hate but, at times, did little to stop it. we get now more from cbs's "60 minutes" correspondent laurie segall. >> tonight facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg is addressing the fire storm around his company. >> what we are seeing is a coordinated effort to selectively use leaked documents to paint a false picture of our company. >> reporter: that response came after leaked internal studies found facebook posts incited violence, while the platform enabled human trafficking and struggled to police ate speech, the same message whistle blower frances haugen had for lawmakers in the u.k. today.
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>> we are literally subsidizing hate on these platforms. >> reporter: former executive brian boland left facebook last year after more than a decade. >> i'm concerned facebook causes divisions in a lot of areas, political being one of them, and a powerful one that we feel this, certainly, but also in race and ethnicity, religion. >> reporter: the documents also reveal how facebook rolled back safety measures after the 2020 election, allowing misinformation to spread ahead of january 6th. an internal analysis stating, our enforcement was piecemeal. >> those type of safety things are not top priority, the top priority is growth. >> reporter: a claim c.e.o. mark zuckerberg denied, writing, this idea that we prioritize profit over safety and well being, that's just not true. but bolland says zuckerberg has too much power. >> i think if he stepped down as c.e.o. and someone with a focus on shepherding this amazing
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thing that's been built in keeping people safe, things changes. >> reporter: a change zuckerberg is expected to announce thursday. laurie segall, cbs news new york, new york. >> o'donnell: d.m.s are saying they're reaching a progress on the build back beter plan, as the president worked to sell the plan in new jersey today, holdout senator joe manchin said he could reach a deal with the white house this week to get democrats who are reworking parts to have the plan, possibly dropping medicare coverage for dental work but replacing it with an $800 voucher. in what could be a referendum on the president's agenda and popularity, virginians head to the polls next week to elect a new governor. president biden won that state by ten months but democrat terry mcauliffe and republican challenger glenn youngkin are locked in a tight race and independents could be a key factor. so we went to the state to find out what's driving people to the polls. kendra lee is a prime example of
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why this race is so close. >> i cried when hillary clinton lost. someone told me that i would ever be not considering voting for a democrat i would have thought like you were crazy. >> reporter: yet the mother of two voted for republican glenn youngkin. after a year of virtual learning and mask mandates in schools, she trusts him more with her kids' education. what else it about what youngkin is saying he will do that appeals to you? >> i don't think that he would have as much governmental restrictions. i think that he would leave it more in terms of local control. ♪♪ >> o'donnell: youngkin a multi-millionaire businessman wood voters like lee by making schools a central focus of the race holding parents matter rallies. >> i don't think parents should be telling schools what they should teach. this movement is being led by parents who are saying, no, i am the one who gets to decide what's best for my children. >> o'donnell: youngkin has tapped into concern over race and gender issues in schools and he's opposed to mask and vaccine
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man dates. so what is it about what's happening in schools and those mandates that you don't like? >> i feel like i know what's best for my family better than a politician does. >> o'donnell: independent robert clarke also voted for president biden but calls this decision a tossup. so you support president biden. >> i do. >> o'donnell: but you may vote for a republican. >> i may. >> o'donnell: if a republican wins the governor's race, what message will that send. >> that there is tepidness around the president's agenda, there are a lot of concerns about some of the choices he's made. >> o'donnell: and there's concern among some democrats that a loss here would be a preview of what's to come in next year's midterms. mcauliffe is trying to make this a referendum on the former president. >> he is a trump acolyte. >> o'donnell: he has youngkin has a far right agenda citing caught on tape comments about abortion. >> when i'm governor we can start going on offense. but as a campaign topic, sadly, that, in fact, won't win my
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independent votes. we cannot go back. he is against gay marriage, he is against a woman's right to choose. >> o'donnell: the choice of swing voters like robert will you ultimately decide who wins. >> i would like to imagine my vote is the deciding one but it won't be. i'm going to vote for who i believe in. >> o'donnell: we'll be watching in that well bell weather race. more on "cbs evening news," include geds a warning from microsoft ant a wired cyberattack by russians. and two boys killed in a drag racing event in texas. and the record deal that sent tesla's stock soaring today.
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that's tonight's edition to have the "cbs evening news." i'm norah o'donnell. good night. >> judge judy: if you weren't the owner of the car, you had no right to sell it. >> announcer: an amazing deal is too good to be true. >> judge judy: if she hadn't gotten me the title, i would say, "aha. maybe there's a problem." >> i've never had anyone do this in 30 years that i've been dealing in the car industry. >> announcer: now these sellers try to switch gears. >> it seems to be his thing, is to scam people. >> judge judy: you sold a car that you didn't own. that's a scam. >> they came to my house and threatened me. >> announcer: "judge judy." you are about to enter the courtroom of you are about to enter the courtroom of judge judith sheindlin. captions paid for by cbs television distribution steven rodgers is suing valarie gallegos and her son, 18-year-old milton chatman, for defrauding him regarding the sale of a car. >> byrd: order! all rise! quiet in the courtroom. this is case number 7 on the calendar in the matter of rodgers vs. gallegos-chatman. >> judge judy: thank you. >> byrd: you're welcome, judge.
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parties have been sworn in. you may be seated. sir, have a seat. >> judge judy: mr. rodgers, you saw a car advertised on craigslist? >> yes, ma'am. >> judge judy: and it was a non-running car. >> yes, ma'am. >> judge judy: 2007 hyundai sonata. >> yes, ma'am. >> judge judy: and you purchased it from the defendants for $500. >> yes, ma'am. >> judge judy: according to you, you towed it... >> yes, ma'am. >> judge judy: ...because you do mechanical work. >> yes, ma'am. i've been doing it for 30 years. >> judge judy: and you figured that you could put it back into working condition and it would be fine. was the body good on it? >> all except for a scape on the passenger side. >> judge judy: but everything else looked okay. >> yes, ma'am. >> judge judy: and you paid them the $500. and according to you, which one of the defendants told you that they would get you the title in a week, it was with a family member? >> they both were on that promissory note. both of them said the same thing. >> judge judy: both of them. >> valarie actually said it first, but he was -- >> judge judy: valarie, your last name is? >> gallegos. >> judge judy: ms. gallegos, whose car is it? >> it's my son's. >> judge judy: and where did you get it from? >> my cousin. >> judge judy: when did you get it from your cousin? >> i honestly don't remember.

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