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cuisines and 28 different captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: tonight, what we're learning about the warning signs about that deadly concert in texas. the criminal investigation, new details about the victim and the first lawsuits against rapper travis scott. the shocking video and cries for help. ( screaming ) >> o'donnell: the big question, why the multi-platinum rapper continued the concert for more than 30 minutes after mass casualty incident was declared. ( screaming ) plus the story of a man who died while trying to save his fiancé. lone survivor testifies. a paramedic shot by kyle rittenhouse during a protest over a police shooting takes the stand. his tense confrontation with the teenager who shot him.
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>> tourists welcome. well, if you're vaccinated after 20 months, the u.s. opens its borders to some international travelers, the emotional family reunions. severe shortages. america's food bank struggling to feed families in need. why the supply chain chaos is to blame. tragic mixup at a fertility clinic, what two couples endured and what happened to their children. fatty food risk -- the new research from the american heart association. what you should eat to prevent a stroke. and our series all this week, ahead of veterans day, honoring our heroes. thousands take an american flag on an epic journey. >> o'donnell: good evening, and thank you so much for joining us. we're going to begin with harrowing new details from that deadly crush of people at a rap
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concert in houston. the f.b.i. is now assisting in the criminal investigation into the friday night tragedy which left eight people dead. hundreds more were hurt and at least 13 people are still in the hospital. tonight, a new timeline is emerging, as we learn today that houston's police chief met with rapper travis scott just right before the concert and voiced his concerns about crowd control. this isn't the first time one to have the rappers' -- one of the rappers' concerts led to violence. more on that in a minute. now travis scott faces more than a dozen lawsuits. we're also learning more about the fix ranging 14 to 27 years old. john hilgert wiz a ninth grader. 16-year-old brianna rodriguez, a high school june wror who learned to dance and the 2-year-old rudy pena a border patrol agents. they were at the the sold-t festival.
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lilia luciano is reporting for us tonight. >> reporter: good evening to you, norah. there's grief and anger tonight among the family members of those who died. today, one father told us that he was airshoo insured his -- assured his son survived, later spent more than a day trying to find him until he finally discovered his death online. there are so many questions around how this could have happened. ( singing ) >> reporter: houston police chief expressed concerns about security to the rap star but that didn't prevent the deadly crush of a frenzied crowds. the cell phone video shows panicked fans begging for help while scott performance. minutes later, first responders struggling to save the injured. kayla jay says she comforted a man on the ground >> i held his head and his arms and, um, i just held him and i
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just told him i was sorry. >> reporter: eight people were killed, including donish baig. >> he died saving his fianceé. she was getting hurt, hit left and right. he didn't deserve it. travis scott, you are -- you are the one who's liable. you've got blood on your hands, man >> reporter: investigators are looking into whether the festival could have been stopped sooner by travis scott himself. scott took to to the stage 9:00 p.m. friday, 9:30 police saw fans collapsing. 9:38, claimed a mass casual event. he didn't stop hill about 10:00 p.m. he stopped dreefl believe to get help from the crowd >> somebody massed out here >> reporter: he continued, but early signs of the coming chaos. when the festival opened doors today -- organizers of
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astroworld fest promoted it using clips of fans storming a prior event while some people were trampled trying to enter. in a new york city concert in 2017, scott encouraged a man to jump from the balcony and into the crowd. scott was also arrested and fined that year for inviting fans to bypass security and rush the stage in another concert. in 2015 the hip-hop star arrested for urging fans to hop over barricades at the lollapalooza festival. travis scott said he's devastated and will cover the funeral costs of all eight victims. he's partnered with a mental health services company that worked online and will provide free therapy to all those affected. norah >> o'donnell: lilia luciano, thank you so much. we want to turn to the dramatic testimony in the kyle rittenhouse trial. a paramedic shot by rittenhouse at a protest talked on the stand about his tense conchtation with the teenager before taken a bullet in the arm.
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cbs's nancy chen is covering the trial in kenosha, wisconsin. >> reporter: jurors watched footage to have the moment kyle rittenhouse shot gaige gaige at close range with an ar-15 style weapon. >> what was going through your mind at this particular moment? >> that i was going to die >> reporter: grosskreutz says he lostt 0% of his bicep >> that looks like my bicep being vaporized >> reporter: grosskreutz a professionally trained med binged treated nearly a dozen proat the r territories that night, he heard gunshots and ran toward them >> i thought that the defendant was an active shooter >> reporter: today, the juror will show new video of rittenhouse shooting and killing joseph rosenbaum >> get off! >> reporter: a crowd chased and confronted rittenhouse as he fled the scene. then rittenhouse shot and killed another protestors before wounding grosskreutz. represent house claims he was acting in self-defense. his attorney questioned
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grosskreutz's actions leading to the shooting >> when you were standing three to five feet from him, it wasnt until you pointed your gun at him, advanced at him that your gun, now hands down pointed at him, that he fired, right? >> correct. >> reporter: defendant attorney joe tambourino, who isn't connected to the case, says both sides are leaning heavily on grosskreutz's testimony >> because when you have a account on the -- a witness on the stand who almost died, they can be very powerful witnesses on either side. >> reporter: and the the prosecution said they will rest their case tomorrow. the defense indicated rittenhouse himself may take the stand, and that could be in the next few days, norah >> o'donnell: nancy chen, thank you. well, tonight the international lockdown is ending as the u.s. reopens its borders to vaccinated passengers from more than 30 countries. just as we head into the holiday season. we get more now from cbs's errol barnett. ( cheering ) >> reporter: after more than a year apart, new jersey residents
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aysha and vincent mathew finally introduced aysha's mother and sister who live in england to their growing family. >> the hardest part was not having them to meet his son when he was born or missed my other sons' birthday on other milestones. >> reporter: aysha's mother couldn't be happier, holding her 6-month-old grandson aaron for the first time. monday, flights took off simultaneously from london on route to new york, as part of celebrations marking the end of u.s. covid restrictions in place since march of 2020. now, nationals from 33 countries can come to the states for nonessential travel as long as they are vaccinated and provide a negative covid test within three days of departure. those underneednly a negative test result. >> it's been amazing day for the team. >> reporter: jose freig with american airlines tells cbs demand for lights is up 74% from
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brazil and 66% from the u.k. in the past few months. >> the pent-up demand is mr. there. customers have been chomping at the bit to come here and we're excited we can transport customers from these countries into the u.s. >> reporter: travel from canada and mexico resumed overnight leading to long lines on the northern and southern u.s. borders. aysha just wants to hold her mom and sister. >> after i've done that, i'm going to throw both the kids at them and go take a nice long nap. >> reporter: here on the tar mac in charlotte, you can see a triple 7 behind me which delivered passengers from london's heathrow airport and will head back over the pond. but europe is seen a surge the covid cases driven by the unvaccinated, confirming thatlpt international tral, norah, gettingym■ vaccinated. >> o'donnell: all right, errol barnett on the tar mac tonight, thanks, earl.
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more big headlines, first lady jill biden kicked off a nationwide campaign for child vaxxeds toot. she joined the surgeon general in mclean, virginia where the first follow vaccines were actually given out in 1954. interesting. the biden administration's new vaccine rule for companies with 100 or more employees is on hold but the department of justice is defending the new policy saying tonight it's necessary to address the grave danger of covid, so now we wait to see how the courts respond. some promising news. we learned regeneron's monoclonal reduces the risk of covid by more than 80% up to eight montes. growing struggle to feed families in need. the price of meat, poultry, fishes and eggs in u.s. cities soared 15 portion since last year. more americans are being forced to find help at food banks and now the vital safety nets are hurting, too. here's cbs's mark strassmann. >> reporter: outside food
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pantry 279, they wait for a weekly food box that's half what it was a year ago. but retirees elaine stalcub and mary lou shields bring gratitude, not attitude. how much difference does this ma i can? >> a lot. it's hard to make it if you don't come here. >> reporter: founder cindy chavez feeds about 6,000 people a month, their last link in a supply chain crisis. >> it's not as much as normal but they're going to get something. >> reporter: better than nothing. >> better than nothing. >> reporter: hoosier hills supplies local food pantries. almost everything's down. federal commodities, retail donations, cash donations, down by half. what's up, prices. overall, a one-year drop in supplies of 22%. >> all those sources we relied on dried up. >> reporter: so for every five pounds of food you need, you're getting four? >> that's accurate, yeah. >> reporter: we followed this truck heading toantry 279.
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>> well, bless your heart. >> reporter: where people like stalcub and shields live in america's shadow. compared to a year ago is feeding yourself more of a struggle. >> yes, i can't afford to go to the grocery store, and when i do it's pitiful. i mean, what i could get for $50, i'd say three months ago, you can't today. >> reporter: typical, chavez says. >> we've had so many people tell us we would starve if you weren't here and that's kind of a hard thing to accept. >> reporter: wall street is booming, but at pantry 279, prosperity feels like a world away. mark strassmann, cbs news, bloomington, indiana. >> o'donnell: well, for parents who want a baby and struggle to conceive, it can be an motivational rollercoaster, and or two couples that journey took an unthinkable turn. cbs's mireya villarreal has the story of an i.v.f. mixup.
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>> we kind of dreamed of two girls, but, you know -- >> reporter: for three years, daphna and alexander cardinale tried to have a second child, finally with i.v.f., they were thrilled to welcome a baby girl in '19 but immediately alexander felt something was wrong. when was the point where you said something's not right? >> i had a weird sort of gut reaction when she was born. it wasn't anything logical. it was just like an instinct. >> reporter: two months later a dna test confirmed their worst fear, the infant was not their biological daughter. daphna was implanted with a stranger's embryo who, in turn, received theirs. that woman who wishes to remain anonymous gave birth a week earlier to the cardinale's daughter. >> when i found out she wasn't mine, i poured more love into her. i don't know, maybe i was just clinging to her.
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but i was just so scared i was going to lose her, which i ultimately did. >> reporter: and the cardinales felt robbed of their tme with their biological daughter. >> we had to play a lot of catch-up. >> reporter: while the babies were returned to their blornlicle parents, i the couple is suing california center for reproductive health and a third party lab for malmedical malpractice and negligence. according to the complaint cbs crh thought the embryos had gotten mixed up when an embryology lab was taking biopsies to send in for genetic testing. >> we can't sleep at night knowing this is happening and no one's talking about it. >> reporter: we reached out to the fertility clinic, doctor and lab involved in this lawsuit but none of them have gotten back to us at this point. almost 2% of american children are conceived now through
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assisted reproductive technology. with that in mind, the couple we spoke with said their advice is sirnl -- ask a lot of questions and demand to know what protocols are in place to keep patients safe. norah. >> o'donnell: what an awful awful store, mireya villarreal, thank you. and now to an update on our investigation into military sexual assault and domestic violence. in a new draft report obtained exclusively by cbs news the pentagon's inspector general will show how the military has failed to handle special victims' cases. under federal law, these types of cases should be handled by a trained special victim prosecutor, but the priority is expected to reveal that that did not happen in nearly two thirds of the cases between 2018 and 2020. some branches are worse than others. special prosecutors were not assigned to 94% cases in the air force. both the army and navy failed to
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fall low the law in 59 the cases and marine corps 38% of the cases. this backs up what dozens of survivors have told us in the course of our investigations -- the military says it can't comment on unreleased reports but says it is taking deliberative and substantive action to address sexual assault in its ranks. we'll continue to follow this story and you can read our full report at cbs.com. still ahead tonight on "cbs evening news," is china's military trying to send a message using mockups of american warships for target practice? and a new study reveals what to seat and what -- eat and avoid seat and what -- eat and avoid to prevent strokes. and prevent. ...to freshen up any small room... ...for up to 45 days. febreze. ♪la la la♪ [upbeat pop music throughout] [upbeat pop music throughout]
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veterans find the mental health assistance they ne . so we'll se >> judge judy: that is the adorable nugget. >> announcer: a former couple fights over puppy custody. >> judge judy: where did nugget spend the night? >> with me. >> judge judy: your house. >> i also always slept in his apartment. >> judge judy: i didn't ask where you were sleeping. i asked where the was sleeping. >> announcer: now... >> judge judy: ms. calisi, you are getting yourself in so much difficulty. >> announcer: ...will her broken heart be enough? >> i took care of my dog. like, i had an instagram account for him. like, i loved my dog. that was my -- my child, you know? >> 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 23-year-old jenna calisi is suing her ex-boyfriend, michael trayers, for the return of her dog and for falsely accusing her of assault. >> byrd: order! all rise! your honor, this is case number 265 on the calendar in the matter of calisi vs. trayers. >> judge judy: thank you.
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>> byrd: you're welcome, judge. parties have been sworn in. you may be seated. sir, have a seat. >> judge judy: that is the adorable nugget. >> it is, yes. >> judge judy: i've read the complaint and your answer. why don't you put nugget down? he would like to say hello to ms. calisi, i think. >> hi, honey. >> judge judy: probably hasn't it's been like a month or so. >> judge judy: month or so. >> yeah. >> judge judy: okay. good. >> okay, come on, buddy. >> judge judy: okay. >> here you go. >> judge judy: is nugget friendly? >> yeah, he was actually gonna just go visit you, i think. >> judge judy: okay. very good. all right, this is what the case is about. you two were a couple, and you're no longer a couple. you're fighting over the dog. so i have to make a judgment as to who owns the dog. now, ms. calisi, when you and mr. trayers were a couple, on what date did you start living together? >> we unofficially were living together in his lawrence apartment in may of 2015. >> judge judy: what does that mean? >> well, we started dating in april of 2015. >> judge judy: april. just a second.

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