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it's so fun to look back on all your stories, and the amazing legacy that you have left here, and your mark on the bay area point >> we d manage ♪ ♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: tonight, mall terror threat, the warning from intelligence officials. members of isis could be planning an attack this halloween weekend. how the terror group is inciting lone wolf attacks. security patrols beefed up at malls in virginia with the department of homeland securityd is saying about the credible threats. mini-doses for kids-- the f.d.a. says it's okay for children as young as 5 to get a pfizer covid vaccine. all the details parents should know. plus, if you've had covid, do c you still need a shot? the new study tonight. queen's health scare: new concerns out of buckingham palace as doctors ordered the 95-year-old monarch to rest for two weeks. the president and the pope: pope francis weighs in on the dispute
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with american bishops over giving president biden communion. severe weather alert: the midatlantic braces for what could be the worst tidal flooding in nearly two decades. emergency landing-- look at this. a plane lands on a busy interstate. cbs news exclusive: more tonight from our interview with huma abedin, hillary clinton's closest aide. and an update on dads on duty who helped straighten out a troubled school. why their message of hope is spreading across america. >> this is the "cbs evening news" with norah o'donnell, reporting from the nation's capital. >> o'donnell: good evening to our viewers in the west, and thank you for joining us as we begin this halloween weekend with a very real threat. tonight, security is being beefed up at malls and shopping centers just outside here in the nation's capital. this is all stemming from what authorities say is a credible threat from isis to attack some time in the next few days.
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the terror group has been working to incite attacks inside the u.s., and has been emboldened by the american withdrawal from afghanistan. this new threat comes at a busy time. it's not just halloween weekend, but virginia is also about to elect a new governor. well, there's a lot of new information to get to, and cbs' catherine herridge leads us off tonight from here in washington. good evening, catherine. >> reporter: norah, tonight, law enforcement officials say they're acting out of an abundance of caution, but it's also clear they are actively assessing this new intelligence. police in northern virginia, just outside washington, d.c., are on a heightened state of alert, a new law enforcement warning of a potential threat against malls and shopping centers. >> we have increased our police presence throughout the county to include major thoroughfares, transit hubs, shopping plazas and shopping malls. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news the threat originated with isis, the international terrorist group, and is the basis for the alert. police say the increased law
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enforcement presence will be in place through the halloween weekend. >> it's just our responsibility to have a greater presence, to be more aware, and to ask the community to have their eyes and ears peeled for suspicious activities. >> reorter: isis has been more active since the u.s. withdrawal from afghanistan in august. officials say threats from the group and al qaeda are accelerating. homeland security's intelligence chief said this week the terror groups want individuals to act on their own, so-called lone wolf attacks, overseas and at home. >> right now, we're seeing a dramatic increase-- or an increase-- in online activity by media operations associated with different al qaeda elements and the islamic state. >> reporter: as investigators learn more about the threat, officials said the law enforcement presence could be extended through tuesday's governor's race in virginia. norah. >> o'donnell: catherine herridge, thank you very much. and there's new information tonight for those asking questions about natural
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immunity. a new study from the c.d.c. found that unvaccinated people who recovered from covid are actually five times more likely to get infected again than those who are vaccinated with pfizer or moderna. that means that vaccine immunity is far superior than natural immunity. and it comes as there's breaking news about pfizer's mini-dose, a vaccine for kids as young as five. here's cbs' meg oliver. >> reporter: tonight, the f.d.a. authorized the pfizer vaccine for children ages five to 11, saying it was nearly 91% effective in preventing covid. a c.d.c. advisory committee is expected to decide tuesday whether to give the final green light, which would clear the way for more than 28 million children to begin receiving shots as soon as wednesday. >> our actions today, plus c.d.c.'s recommendations next week, help us get closer to hopefully closing another chapter in this pandemic. >> reporter: parents, like rachel baker, welcome the news. her 10-year-old son, jay, took part in the clinical trial at
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cincinnati children's hospital. >> after jay got the shot, i was just completely relieved, you know, and we realized that even if we were to contract it, it would be very unlikely that we would have anything severe. >> reporter: meanwhile, the deadline has passed for new york city municipal workers to prove they are at least partially vaccinated or face unpaid leave beginning monday. there is no option for a testing alternative. despite some vocal opposition to the mandate, all but about 12% of city workers are at least partially vaccinated, but about 20% of the police department and nearly 30% of the fire department are not, setting up a potential showdown with the mayor over one of the toughest vaccine mandates in the nation. >> for the mayor to turn around and say we can run this department with 25% to 35% less members is ignoring the fact that we can't even keep firehouses open today. >> reporter: mayor bill de blasio said he believed there
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would be a last-minute rush to get shots to save jobs. >> can we do the things we need to do, first of all, to keep this city safe for the long run? well, that means getting people vaccinated. yes, we can do that. >> reporter: with more than 80% of new york city police at least partially vaccinated, today, n.y.p.d. police commissioner said they will be able to make up for any staffing shortages by reassigning officers to patrol duty and temporarily stopping training. norah. >> o'donnell: and, meg, is it true that trash isn't being picked up in new york city? >> reporter: that's another big concern, norah. and you can see along city streets that there are more trash bags that are piling up. >> o'donnell: all right, meg oliver, thanks so much. well, tonight, there are new concerns over the health of britain's queen elizabeth. the queen's doctors have told her to stay home for another two weeks, forcing her to miss an upcoming military event. cbs' charlie d'agata reports from london. >> all right. >> reporter: a smiling queen elizabeth seemed in high spirits
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on a zoom call just yesterday. >> i'm really glad to have the chance to... if only mechanically thimorn >> reporter: part of the light duty she's been conducting this week. but then tonight came that announcement from the palace saying in part, following on from their recent advice that the queen should rest for a few days, doctors have advised she should continue to rest for at least the next two weeks. it comes after the 95-year-old monarch underwent tests in the hospital last week, and it later emerged, ended up spending the night, the first overnight stay in eight years. then, earlier this week, the announcement that the head of state would not be attending the international climate summit in scotland on monday. the palace won't say what's ailing the queen or what came of those medical examinations. ♪ ♪ ♪ but they're hopeful her majesty will be well enough to attend remembrance sunday services on november 14, a major annual
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event on the royal calendar. we are told tonight, the queen remains in good spirits. she recorded a video message for that climate summit and this is just a sensible precaution from her medical team. norah. >> o'donnell: charlie d'agata, thank you very much. history was made today at the vatican. for just the second time, a catholic u.s. president met the pope. j.f.k. met pope paul in 1963, and today, president biden visited with pope francis. the president later tried to patch things up with america's oldest ally, and cbs' nancy cordes reports tonight from rome. >> god love you. >> reporter: america's second catholic president made his first stop today at the vatican to reconnect with pope francis. >> you are the most significant warrior for peace i've ever met. >> reporter: even the cardinals expressed surprise when a private conversation between the two men lasted 75 minutes. >> did the issue of abortion come up at all? >> no, it didn't. >> reporter: president biden's pro-choice stance and his
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pp suggest he be banned from taking communion. mr. biden said today the pope disagrees. >> reporter: the president is in rome for the annual g-20 summit, a gathering of the world's most powerful leaders. today, mr. biden issued this abject apology to one of them, french president emmanuel macron. >> what we did was clumsy. it was not done with a lot of grace. >> reporter: he was referring to a secret deal the u.s. cut with australia to replace french-made nuclear submarines with american ones. >> i was under the impression that france had been informed long before that the deal was not going through. i honest to god did not know you
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had not been. >> reporter: france lost tens of billions of dollars. the white house has been trying to patch things up ever since. >> reporter: despite today's attempts at detant, it is clear some hard feelings remain. after the meeting, macron was asked whether the rift had been repaired. his response, "we clarified together what we needed to clarify." norah. >> o'donnell: all right, nancy cordes, thank you. well, tonight, flood alerts are posted along much of the east coast from southern virginia to maine.n tidal floodwaters swamped the streets of annapolis, maryland, and the wharf right here in d.c. today. and heading into the weekend, millions from the mid-atlantic to new england are getting another blast of heavy rain and powerful wind. let's get the forecast from cbs' lonnie quinn. hey there, lonnie. >> hello, norah. i've got to tell you, when you look at the radar picture, which we'll do right now, anywhere from illinois east, you have
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nasty weather out there, but the toughest conditions, as you were just showing everybody, is in the northeast. we have major flooding out there. look for the little specks of purple on the map, because purple shows you major flooding. it's a problem for the delaware river in philadelphia. a big problem for the potomac in d.c., and the chesapeake bay will have flooding tonight. i want to time it out for you. get to 2:00 in the morning, this storm, which is not the biggest storm we have had, coming on the heels of a nor'easter because your ground is already saturated. you have 50-mile-per-hour winds on long island around 2:00 a.m. it's toughest in the overnight hours, but saturday evening, another batch of heavy weather comes into the area, primarily anywhere from new york up into the boston area. then it'll sort of clear out. for halloween i've got good news. up until now we've have had storm after storm after storm. you want to go trick-or- treating, and it clears out for all the kids in the northeast. a bit of good news to end on. norah, it's all yours. >> o'donnell: we don't want people to be spooked on halloween with the weather.
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lonnie quinn, thank you. today, the sheriff of albany, new york, said he did not intend for a criminal complaint against former governor andrew cuomo to become public so soon. the d.a. and cuomo's accuser weren't given a heads up, butrea the sheriff insists there is upt overwhelming evidence against cuomo who is accused in the complaint of groping a woman last year. he has been ordered to answer the misdemeanor charge in court next month. cuomo's lawyer denies the allegation. tonight, a little-known unit within the u.s. border patrol is being accused of interfering in investigations of fatal encounters involving its agents, and now there are calls for congressional hearings to reinvestigate cases long dismissed. enrique acevedo of "60 minutes+" has our cbs news investigation. >> reporter: this border patrol confrontation with anastasio hernandez rojas, who was handcuffed at the bottom of this melee, led to his death in 2010. local and federal investigations found the agents' use of lethal
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force justifiable. >> there was some attempt to make the claim that anastasio was up or trying to kick or resist, when we know that he was face down with agents on top of him. >> reporter: hernandez's family attorney, eugene iredale, says those investigations relied on evidence that was tampered with by a previously unknown unit within border patrol called a critical incident team or cit team. people we have talked to have described cit teams as clean-up crews. is that an accurate description? >> i would call them washing machines, whatever you put in comes out clean. >> reporter: according to documents obtained by cbs news, cit team were formed to protect the integrity of border patrol and its personnel. a spokesperson for u.s. customs and border protection told cbs news there has been significant reform to cit teams, since the hernandez case in 2010, with strong accountability measures
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in place. in june, when mexican national marisol garcia was shot in the head by a border patrol agent in nogales, arizona, police, despite having jurisdiction, reported staying back to form a perimeter. garcia said she wasn't interviewed by the local police or the f.b.i. >> one would think that an agency which desires to be transparent, responsible, and fair, would want to have someone interview the victim of a shooting. >> reporter: since the 2010 death of anastasio hernandez rojas, more than 150 people have had fatal encounters with border patrol. no agent has been held criminally liable. enrique acevedo, cbs news, miami. >> o'donnell: turning now to a cbs news exclusive. huma abedin has been by hillary clinton's side for the last 25 years while she was first lady, secretary of state, and ultimately the democratic
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candidate for president, but abedin was pushed into the spotlight when her husband, then-new york congressman anthony weiner, sent explicit photos to other women while they were married. now she is speaking out in her first television interview. if hillary clinton were here, and i asked her what she most valued about huma abedin, what do you think she would say? >> i think she would say her loyalty, and i would say the same about her. i have tested that. not intentionally, but i have tested it. >> o'donnell: how? >> well, i have made her life difficult with things that have happened in my personal life. >> o'donnell: and huma abedin will talk about her personal life, her marriage to anthony weiner, and whether it cost hillary clinton the presidency in 2016. it's an interview you won't want to miss on "cbs sunday morning." alright, still ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news," the armorer on the set of that alec baldwin movie breaks her silence. who she blames for the tragic shooting. and a pilot attempts an emergency landing on a busy
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>> o'donnell: cbs' steve hartman has done it again. his story about "dads on duty" is the most shared cbs news piece on facebook this year, and it may have launched a national movement. here's tonight's "on the road." >> this is crazy! >> reporter: michael lafitte says what a difference a week makes. >> nothing is the same. it's all your fault, steve.
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>> reporter: i didn't know this was going to happen. >> in a good way, in a good way. >> reporter: michael says it all began after our story featuring "dads on duty." >> let's go. >> reporter: a group of about 40 dads who roamed the campus of southwood high school in shreveport, louisianna. >> plagued with violence... >> reporter: the men showed up, with the school's blessing, after a rash of fights that saw 23 students arrested, and the kids say there hasn't been another incident since. >> we stopped fighting. people started going to class. >> reporter: how could that be? >> you ever heard of a look? >> reporter: a look? dad looks. >> make it to class, my son. >> reporter: and dad jokes. ( laughter ) >> reporter: the men say that's all it took to help turn things around. >> nothing is more important than being a father. >> so, just to be here makes a big difference. >> reporter: do you think you stumbled on to something here? >> absolutely. >> i think absolutely. >> absolutely. >> yeah. >> reporter: boy, did they. >> good morning! >> reporter: the story went viral. it has now been viewed more than 50 million times on social
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media. >> absolutely in love with this story. >> reporter: talk shows are talking... >> deputized dads all over the world. >> reporter: ...people in other school districts are inquiring, and blreg at's be the mt remarkable part, that this has somehow rallied everyone-- liberals and conservatives alike. >> no matter which side of the political end that you're on, we all have a love for children. we all have a love for doing what's right. >> good morning! >> reporter: michael says they now have enough momentum to take "dads on duty" nationwide. kids, get ready for the look. ( laughter ) steve hartman, "on the road," in shreveport, louisiana. >> o'donnell: it's pretty awesome. we'll keep you posted on that movement. we'll be right back. yeah, that's half the fun of a new house. seeing what people left behind in the attic. well, saving on homeowners insurance with geico's help was pretty fun too.
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right now at 7:00 -- >> it's nice to be out again. >> beyond stoked. >> as massive crowds pack golden gate park right now for the return of outside lands , this warning from bay area health officials tonight. >> we probably can expect a winter surge again. >> the silver lining to that statement. we dig into the numbers tonight. good news in the forecast, additional chances of much- needed rainfall next week. hundreds of san francisco city workers could be off the job starting monday. the potential impact on your commute, and your safety. if you thought the bay area real estate market was cooling off, think again. this house just sold for more money over
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asking price than most people make in 10 years. right now at 7:00, and streaming on cbsn bay area my other weather cools, the rain returns, and holiday travel begins. are we headed for another winter covid surge? >> our maria cid medina checked out the number, and found out they are already on the rise statewide point >> the warning of a winter surge comes as california's positivity rate is already slowly ticking up. the state department of public health released covid case numbers, and reported our 7 day positivity rate at 2.8%, and at this time last week it stood at 2.1%. we are seeing a slight increase, even as more californians get their boosters. san mateo county, the deputy health officer had this prediction for students is winter that he shared during a


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