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midterms. speaker pelosi leaves taiwan and its troubles filled. china's blockade of the island and its workings begin. with the red air force layovers we solutions with u.s. deteriorate. alex jirgens accused of perjury. the blunder jones lawyers made revealing the truth that could cause the conspiracy pressure big money. me to the paraglider and chute didn't open. >> ago so quick, you're focused on the job and what you need to do. >> what he did but saved his life. the justice department subpoenas donald trump's white house lawyer. what it is like to feel the meta-verse. a very pleasant afternoon. >> remembering the voice of baseball.
live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith. >> good evening. a resounding victory for abortion rights advocates and a potential warning sign for republicans in the deep red state of kansas. kansas voters turning out in droves to protect a woman's right to an abortion. nearly 1 million votes cast, close to presidential election turnout. they rejected a bid to strip away protections under the state's constitution. it is the first time voters have had a say since the supreme court struck down roe v. wade. president biden is framing the landslide vote in kansas is a clear rebuke of the supreme court and republican abortion bans. >> the court -- in this decisive victory, voters made it clear politicians should not interfere with the fundamental rights of women. the voters of kansas sent a powerful signal that this fall the american people will vote to reserve and protect the right
to refuse to let them be ripped away by politicians. >> reporter: today, the president signed an executive order to help women travel out of-state to get an abortion if the procedure stand and their home state. yesterday's primaries were a big victory for trump backed election deniers as well. those who have embraced the former presidents debunked conspiracy theories. they are on the verge of a clean sweep and arizona's gop primary. only the race for governor is too close to call. trump endorsed kerry lake holds a slight lead with votes still to be counted. nbc news projects mr. trends pics with the state attorney general and secretary of state will all go to gop nominees. the question now, how will they fare against their democratic opponents? last night was a major test
republican members of congress who voted to impeach mr. trump after the january 6th insurrection. in michigan, a trump endorsed challenger nearly defeated the incumbent gop congressman peter meyer. two other house republicans who voted for impeachment facing challenges in washington state but their races are still listed as too early to call. let's get analysis from larry sabado, director f the center for politics at the university of virginia. congress, democrats and energized but this was really a single issue ballot measure. could they be overstating how much impact this has in november? >> yes. they could be. there is no way that you can generalize about this. every campaign is different. candidates are different, the districts are different in the states are different. you have to apply what you learned in a particular election like the kansas election on abortion rights. i will tell you, this is the best news democrats have gone from an election in a long while. they at least have the possibility of cutting their losses in the house and maybe
holding onto the senate by the narrowest of margins. >> a new university poll sent out to us, it shows 50% of voters say they prefer democrats control congress. 83% say they want republicans. this is a swing from three months ago when republicans had the upper hand. do you see signs that november maybe closer than recently anticipated? >> sure. that is one sign of it. there have been a series of polls showing that the so- called generic ballot if the election were held today, would you favor democrats and republicans, it is clear democrats have moved up and republicans have moved down but not massively. also, you have to be careful with it because the democratic vote is over concentrated in fewer districts, particularly minority districts. republican votes are more economically distributed.
democrats have to have a big lead in the generic ballot to win the election in the house. >> a big lead they do not have. trump backed candidates marked several went across several states, especially arizona. what message does that send to the republican party? >> it sends this message that all of us have been looking for too many signs and signals that donald trump is fading. he may be but you can't tell it from the election returns, at least a republican primaries. he did well and most contests where he endorsed. you mentioned arizona in particular, it is stunning and jaw-dropping. not just that all of terms candidates in the key races one, but that they are all for elections. they brought into terms big live. this is a major test in november for american democracy as well. >> great to see you. thank you. china is prepared to arry out a series of live fire
military drills just miles off the coast of taiwan. they are essentially a blockade, according to taiwan defense officials. it is seen as a retaliatory move as promised for house speaker nancy pelosi's trip to the island. according to the new york times, chinese state media reports the drills are set to begin tomorrow. is you can see on this map, the military zone surrounds taiwan and some cross into the island's territorial waters. taiwan's defense ministry reports effacing follows through with the exercises, it will be a direct challenge to taiwan sovereignty. china claims control over that self-governing island. before speaker pelosi left taiwan earlier today, she spoke alongside the evidence president delivered a message of solidarity. speaker pelosi appeared to call out the chinese president. >> there were certain insecurities on the part of the president on china as to his own political situation that he is rattling a saber. i don't know. what matters to us is that we
salute the successes of taiwan, we work together for the security of taiwan, and we just take great lessons from the democracy of taiwan. >> speaker pelosi added she hopes the visit makes it a clear point to china that america stands with taiwan. interpreter mr. charles with us, now. former director for asian affairs of the national security council. our wargames and tough talk from beijing all we are likely to see? do you expect chinese president xi jinping may go further? if so, to what? >> i think it will just be wargames and tough talk is your piece are noted. as the speaker noted, chinese president xi jinping is walking a political tightrope. he is up for a third term as the leader of china. the last that he wants is a full on war crisis instigated by him that with the potentially make it difficult for him to win that third term.
this is expected. they telegraphed that they would do this and it is expected and it will go forward. i don't think the chinese would do much more. there could be a response if the united states chose to respond, but i don't think we need that either. >> you wonder why chinese president xi jinping did dismiss her visit as sort of a political charade instead of elevating it, which is exactly what he did. >> that is right. by elevating it, he brought the responsibility on himself to respond, whereas ignoring it might be helpful. this speaks to how much of a neurology point this is for china. anything that has to do with pseudo-recognition of taiwan as an independent state is something that the chinese leadership cannot stand for, especially at this time when he is taking about a third term as a leader of china. >> good of you, thank you.
it is a horrible mess in kentucky. they are cleaning up after devastating flash floods started a week ago and have killed 37 people. this video from the town of andaman, two hours south of lexington, it got crushed. flash floods swept a fire truck under a bridge. this video shows workers cleaning and office building. they say the water reached all the way to the ceiling. search and rescue teams continue to look for survivors. for them, there is a new threat, a scorching heat wave. parts of eastern kentucky under extreme heat advisories today and tomorrow. many people will have to deal with extreme heat without air conditioning. >> honey, it is hot, we have ceiling fans. i have electric but we just don't have air. what else are we going to do? >> it is so hot that officials are opening up cooling centers for everyone . is live two hours east of
lexington. the seat i understand is just suffocating. >> reporter: we have been sweating all day. there is a cooling center in town. it is at the high school. it has been hot all day. right now we are in a heat advisory. creek of the waters have been going down. people just keep finding things in the water. yesterday, a man who lives here told us he found this. found a truck he has never seen before. he has no idea who owns it or where it came from. >> on if you get is crying where her house used to stand. in the rubble, the only thing she recognizes is a patch of linoleum flooring. the tires of her car pulled out of the creek. >> it could have turned out so different. it could have been so different. >> reporter: the neighbors living on both sides of her house died, four of them. >> we could have been with the rest of them and not made it. god saved us.
>> connie says she and her 8 year-old granddaughter, faith, which after the water. lying on their bellies, they called up this hill pulling on the grass. >> no, ma'am i'll get it. he goes you can get up that hill, you're almost here. goes you can do it. and it's her little voice that got me up the hill. >> furniture bakes in the heat. >> this fella i saw out there in front of my house a while ago, he said it would take $90,000 to fix it. i said i don't have $90,000. >> reporter: on the road to flemington the heart, the highway crumbles into the water. the sun is hot and the mud is deep. >> it is a tough time. >> reporter: connie says her house is somewhere in the bend of the creek. >> the house has been in our family for ages. >> it is a lot of memories. >> yes it is, a lot of memories.
we have got our memories. we got them back there. they are there. >> are you going to try to move back here? >> no. we will go somewhere where there ain't no water. i'm not living by the water no more. i can't. i am terrified. >> we spoke with the firefighters and states connie. he said the water was chest deep when she was saved her and her 8-year-old granddaughter. connie and a lot of people rely on families and stable families at this time. with the seed, this mud is turning to dirt so people are shoveling dirt out of their house. >> just incredible. thank you so much. now, a young girl found wandering alone on a road in alabama. nobody knew then she just escaped captivity. what she endured, how she freed herself, and what police say about the grisly discovery they made when she led them to this home.
minutes before a small plane made an emergency landing, air traffic controllers got a call from 911. the explanation they gave into how one of the pilots ended up dead on the ground. a paraglider caught in his parachute, plummeting towards the ground. what he tells cnbc about his quick actions after deciding it was not his day to died. >> just got a tiny scratch on my elbow which is by now actually invisible. i got super lucky on
decomposing bodies. >> she is a hero. it is one of those things we want to get into later we gave her medical attention. she is safe now. we want to keep her that way. >> the sheriff until the is the county, alabama, says a driver spotted the girl walking by herself along the road yesterday morning and call the cops. he didn't identify her but said she is doing well. the cops arrested this man, jose pascoe reyes. according to court documents, he tied the girl to bedposts for about a week, used alcohol to keep her drugged up, and assaulted her. the court documents accused the men of killing and chopping up the remains of a 34-year-old woman and a boy under the age of 14. their bodies were the ones they found. police would not say if the suspect had any sort of relationship with the victims. today, the new york times reports an assistant district
attorney says it was not a random abduction. pascoe reyes season to capital murder charges, two counts of corpse abuse, and a kidnapping charge for allegedly abducting and abusing that 12-year-old girl. it is not yet clear whether he has a lawyer. you may have heard about the man who fell to his death from an airplane. now we know it happened on purpose and there is audio. we first reported on the story on monday. at the time, it was unclear to us or anyone else whether the pilot jumped or fell out at 3500 feet. now we have a 911 call that suggest he jumped. the 23-year-old, charles crookes, was one of two pilots aboard a small plane that had to make an emergency landing on friday. on the emergency call, you can hear the faa employee told the dispatcher what crookes' copilots it happened. >> they say he jumped out of the aircraft. his copilot jumped out without the peer to. so he might have impact to the
ground. tonight a friend of crookes say he has fun with him before. he said when they were in the sky together, he followed every rule to the letter. according to the recordings, both pilots called air traffic control shortly after a wheel fell off the plane while trying to land the first time. they asked for help regarding two different airport. when the plane to come down, only one pilot was on board. >> i'm sure the pilot is going to be shaken. he literally just said my pilot just jumped out. >> i guess all we can really do is do a -- >> yeah. i know. i don't know. this is the craziest thing i've ever -- >> authorities say they found crookes body in a backyard about 30 miles from the airport. he did not have a parachute. authorities have not released the name of the other pilot. they say the faa and ntsb are still investigating. a paraglider ends been
cheating death and capturing every heart stopping moment of it on camera. his name is kevin philip and here he is up in the air. philip is a pro. he does acro paragliding. aerobatic tricks while gliding to the ground. he tries to pull the first parachute but gets tangled in a mess of cables and ropes. then with seconds to spare, he pulls the emergency chute and sales down. philip told us the break line got stuck. he says that day, his mother came to see him. light for the first time. >> i was actually having her in my mind when everything went really bad at the very end of the video. >> for philip e says this was nothing. a few years ago, he says he was partially paralyzed in a paragliding accident. >> i broke my back paragliding. i was paralyzed for a half year.
after six months, i still left the wheelchair. i still needed it from time to time. >> he says after he learned to walk again, he started up in the and. that is how he got into acro paragliding. he says it does not scare him as he has already been through the worst. philip told us he walked away with just a scratch on his elbow. he says what happened to him is rare and he is ready to get back out there as soon as he can. one of the best broadcasters in history has died. >> good afternoon, everybody. this is vin scully speaking to you. >> remembering the legend. a big change for dti >>do you have a life insurance policy you no longer need? now you can sell your policy - even a term policy - for an immediate cash payment. call coventry direct to learn more. we thought
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he has been called the soundtrack of baseball, a singular voice who captured the hearts of fans in a way few others could. the los angeles dodgers announced he died yesterday at the age of 94. he was the voice of dodgers baseball for nearly 7 decades. he knew when to talk and when to listen to the sounds of the game. in a tweet, the team wrote there were never be another vin scully . you will be forever missed. basketball star lebron james said reston power. another great one who made sports so special. the tennis icon, billie jean king, called him a true sports storyteller. nobody loved him more, appreciated him more, then baseball fans. >> i don't remember a time he was a part of southern california history. >> it is the end of an era and there is nobody like him.
>> you score with him calling the games. >> he was the voice of my entire childhood. >> never be another i. the passing of the goat. >> the doctors trying to catch lightning right now. >> they would and vin scully will deliver to for the ages. the 1988 world series, bottom of the night into away, his doctors done a run, the hobbled heavyweight hitter kurt gibson at the plate. >> hi fly ball into right field, she is gone!. >> in a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened. >> reporter: nobody could capture the gravity of a play without smothering it in his words like vin scully.
even after television started broadcasting games, the picture seemed to fans incomplete without his unmistakable voice. >> the 1-2 pitch on the way, slow curveball. see you later. >> hearing his poetic play-by- play was more enjoyable than watching the game itself. many wanted close, bringing its radius of the park, to hear vin scully's call. >> it is time for dodger baseball. >> like when pitcher sandy koufax through a perfect game in 1965. >> there are 29,000 people in the ballpark and 1 million butterflies. >> reporter: he would later say i enjoyed listening to vin scully call a game almost more than playing them. and when hank aaron hit home run number 715, busting babe ruth's mark -- >> a black man is getting a standing ovation in the deep south for breaking a record of an all time baseball idle.
>> that reality check as memorable as the play itself. vincent edward scully was born in the bronx in 1927. he played college ball himself for deciding his place was in the announcers booth. >> i'd like to be that fellow broadcasting again. interview started with the brooklyn dodgers in 1950 and moved with him to la seven years later. he was the doctors play-by-play man for 67 seasons and made the baseball hall of fame before retiring in 2016 with these final words. >> i have said enough for a lifetime. >> i have needed you far more than you needed me. >> reporter: a humble goodbye, quick and razor-sharp, calling the doctors cubs game, he said of a chicago player, andre dawson has a bruised knee and is listed as day today. aren't we all? the doctors legend, sports icon, master of the mic at the moment is 94 years old. >> this is vin scully, wishing
the nfl network. commissioner roger goodell will determine who here's the appeal. a retired federal judge issued the six-game suspension monday. it came after two dozen women sued watson, accusing him of sexual misconduct during a series of massage sessions in 2020 and 2021. watson has reportedly settled civil lawsuits with all of them except one. he has denied wrongdoing it does not face any criminal charges. watson's attorney has yet to comment publicly. cheaper stuff could be coming soon. that is what is topping cnbc's on the money. some of the cost of shipping spiraling back to earth. the price to ship containers from china to east asia to the u.s. west coast down 54% over the past three months. that is data from freighters, a looking platform for international cargo. a year ago, the same 40 foot container cost 20 grand to ship and is 6500.
experts say that is a sign demand for goods is: in thought, prices could follow. extends through the hourglass, another tv staple is switching to streaming. days of our lives, leaving nbc and heading to its streaming platform, peacock. they are owned by the parent company of this network. move ends the 57 year run on broadcast television. drama coming exclusively to peacock starting september 12th. taco bell's mexican pizza is back, permanently. the fast food chain pulled the peas and fans went bonkers. they brought it back three months later. it didn't last long, high demand and a shortage of ingredients forced them to pull the pizza again. we can report to you tonight, according to taco bell, supply issues have been addressed. the mexican pizza is back next month. today at the pump, the average price nationwide for a gallon of gas is $4.16, 48 straight days, $.85 over that time.
i gallon costs monday since more than it did this time last year. on wall street, the dow is up for 16. the s&p is up 64. the nasdaq is at 319, more than 2 1/2%. i am shepard smith on cnbc. it is the bottom of the hour. time for the talk of the news. children abducted from ukraine, when 11-year-old story, as new numbers show he is one of thousands. it is the network responsible for coordinating organ transplants across the country. tonight, why some lawmakers say they have no confidence in the system, especially when it comes to security. first, a lawyer accusing alex jones of lying under oath in his defamation trial today. >> did you know that 12 days ago, 12 days ago, your attorneys messed up and sent me an entire digital copy of your
entire cell phone with every text message you have sent for the past two years? that is how i know you like to meet when you said you didn't have a text message. >> that from the lawyer for the parents of six-year-old jesse lewis. he was murdered murdered in the sandy hook massacre. alex jones' defamation case in the heavenly jury. a judge already find him liable. this jury will decide how much he has to pay the parents. jones testified under oath he could not find any of his text messages or emails that mentioned sandy hook. the attorney for the parents read some of jones' messages in the courtroom today. this one about an info wars article claiming a hospital was using dummies in a coronavirus unit. jones suddenly broke into a coughing fit during the exchange. >> this is video of a medical student training to integrate makes us look ridiculous suggesting this makes covid is
fake. sandy hook all over again. did i read that correctly? >> yes. what did you tell mr. watson? >> i get it. >> the lawyer read messages that he said disputed jones' claims that he lost millions of dollars, after companies including facebook and twitter kicked them off the platforms for this $200,000 a day. documents from his emails show the company made as much as 800 grand on sundays, according to the parents attorney. jones accused the lawyer of cherry picking numbers from the document jesse lewis' parents asking for $150 million in damages. and closing arguments, jones attorney said the parents
didn't approve alex jones caused some actual he suggested the jury award the parents just 8 dollars, one for each compensation charge they are considering. >> ask yourselves, who is really responsible for these parents pain? is it adam lanza's mother who bought him the gun? is it adam lanza that murdered 26 children? is it the mainstream media misreporting the facts and events around sandy hook? >> jones' lawyer closed his arguments with the famous poem about the holocaust. first they came for the communists and i did not speak -- you know the rest of how that goes.
legal analyst daniel ceballos. alex jones says he was mistaken and that a tech guy when accused of lying about the text messages. the same text messages that the lawyer went your lawyer accidentally sent all these to me and that is why i have them. how is all of that for a defense? >> not so great. this is flabbergasting on many levels. number one, alex jones wasn't prepared by his lawyers that they had disclosed this phone and all of its information. the plaintiff's attorney essentially pointed in court at defense counsel and said we notified. in texas, you have 10 days. it is called the snapback provision. sometimes lawyers do it. we inadvertently disclose information we didn't mean to disclose. you have 12 days of expired and apparently jones' lawyers new and apparently they did not tell jones to get him ready for the fact that he would be hit by the equivalent of a judicial folding chair in the middle of court with his confrontation. a lot of questions i have and a lot of mistakes were made.
>> do you think the jury will come anywhere near the amount parents asking for? 150 million? >> this is a case where it has been damages only and it is the kind of damages that you don't quantify as you do in normal entry type cases, with medical reports, medical bills, things you can put up on the board and underline. this is just every angry this jury is. based on what i and everybody else has seen through the last couple of weeks on tv they have plenty of reasons to be angry at alex jones, including how he was caught today, apparently misremembering or not really searching when he said he searched, his phone for information. it was a really bad day for the defense. sometimes the only approach you have is the defense is be nice or take it easy on me when you decide toward damages. sometimes it felt like that is the approach lawyer was going for. not alex jones.
alex jones believed he was innocent throughout. he believed he didn't do anything wrong. he believed he didn't have any text messages, or worse, maybe he was making up he searched for them. russian forces stepping of the relentless attacks on civilian targets in ukraine. ukrainian officials say russian missile strikes story residential building in a supermarket in the southern city of ms. glover. no deaths reported so far. it comes to fighting intensifies on multiple fronts. in the cell, ukrainian military officials say moscow is immersing forces of the city of paris on. the east, ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy is describing the fighting in the don bus is hellish. he adds that russian troops still have the upper hand across that region.
thousands of children in ukraine have gone missing. is according to ukrainian officials. they say russian forces are abducting the kids and taking them to russia. a group of ukrainians trying to reunite them with their families. here is morgan chesky. >> reporter: ukraine launching a mission to rescue the war's youngest victims. 5000 children missing somewhere in russian occupied territories. >> reporter: those children were deported and taken forcibly from the territory of ukraine. >> they tell us 11-year-old sasha was one of them. separated from his family at a mariupol hospital. months later reunited with his grandmother who told us his mother is still missing. >> with you tell sasha when he asks where his mother is? >> he is in pain to hear it. with god's will, maybe this will and some day and she will come back to her children. >> reporter: former president donald trump's white house counsel pat cipollone just got subpoenaed. that from a source who spoke with nbc news. is the highest-ranking trump white house official we know
about who the justice department called to testify in its criminal investigation of the january 6th ride. he already testified for more than seven hours behind closed doors on the hill before the house select committee in its investigation. the committee has called him a critical witness who repeatedly raised legal concerns about mr. trump's actions on january 6th in the days that led up to the deadly attack on the capital. and also, we are learning that the pentagon also deleted text messages of top defense officials from january 6th. that is according to court filings. the washington post reports the pentagon wiped the government issued phones of senior defense department and army officials who were in charge of mobilizing the national guard to respond to the capital attack. that includes former president donald trump's acting defense secretary, christopher miller, and the thin secretary of the army.
the pentagon insists it is standard policy to erase the phones of employees who are leaving their jobs. the four-day workweek. one company is pushing for it to become more mainstream with some evidence that employers might find hard to argue. transplant doctors taking their case to congress. why some of them say
sad news from capitol hill, indiana republican congresswoman jackie will live in two of her staffers died in a car crash. she was 58 years old. congresswoman gorski was a ranking member of the house ethics committee. she represented indiana second district, closing south bend and elkhart for 10 years. house majority leader kevin mccarthy first confirmed her death. in a statement he wrote, jackie was a dear friend, trusted advisor, in the embodiment of integrity, which heats the
admiration and respect of all her colleagues in the house. right now, 100,000 americans are desperately waiting for an organ transplant. 100,000. some need a new kidney, others deliver or a hard. national waitlist includes people from all walks of life. into many cases, patients never received the help they need. the hhs data shows on average, 17 people die every day waitin . that is partly because the system for getting organs donated and delivered has failed again and again. according to the report from the washington post, the problem is twofold. network relies on out of date technology. officials have never audited it. today, a senate committee released findings from a 2 1/2 year investigation into the organization that oversees the organ transplant system. is a nonprofit called united network for organ sharing. it has one of the nation's entire transplant network for three decades. lawmakers are pushing for a major overhaul. they say they want to break up
the monopoly. a nonprofit ceo told the post the group is working to improve the system. insists it is secure and effective as is. dr. rosie, former chairman of the liver transplant policy committee united network for organ sharing. dr., thank you. he told the washington post, the system is so problematic, you had to use travel websites to give to get organs to destinations. what happened to charter jets? >> it is an interesting problem and multifocal. we don't have a national system to transplant organs for the united states and that is what we really need. the system is under invested in both technology and logistics. i think it is time we create a system that doesn't exist right now. this does not fall solely on the feet of one particular agency. i think a little bit of culpability, including the department of hhs and other folks including the people in transplant. it is not a simple
fix but it is something that absolutely does need to be fixed. >> we hear a lot about advances in artificial tissue and animal organs used in transplant. is that the future in this field? >> i think it is but i'm not so sure. i can quote what you're about will happen. there are innovators throughout the country who are using organs from pics and etc. and a preliminary fashion. i hope sunday, got will relieve the acute need for organs in this country, which we still have, despite all our efforts. having said that, the number of deceased organ transplants have gone up every year, which is encouraging not enough to close that gap twin supply and need. >> check the box on your drivers license. dr., it is great to have you. election workers across the nation are facing thousands of threats.
the workers. those threats are increasing as we get closer to the midterms. that was the warning from the justice department and election officials as they testify before the senate judiciary committee. we heard from michigan's democratic said secretary of state joyce benson. she testified she has lived in fear ever since protesters with microphones gathered outside her home a month after the election repeated the former president selection lives. >> there was an omnipresent feeling of anxiety and dread that permeates our daily lives and those of our families. not long ago, my son standing in our driveway picked up a stick, turned to me and said don't worry, mom. if the bad guys, again, i will get them with this. he is six years old. >> during the hearing, benson and other election officials urged congress to act. lawmakers need to increase penalties for people who
threaten or harm election workers. she wants congress to help protect the personal information of election officials just like they do for federal judges. if you stopped and armed robbery at work by shooting the suspect then had a heart attack after the whole thing, how soon are you willing to go back to work? for the man who st d t fodo you have a life insurance policy you no longer need? now you can sell your policy - even a term policy - for an immediate cash payment. call coventry direct to learn more. we thought we had planned carefully for our retirement. but we quickly realized we needed a way to supplement our income. our friend sold their policy to help pay their medical bills, and that got me thinking. maybe selling our policy could help with our retirement. i'm skeptical, so i did some research and called coventry direct. they explained life insurance is a valuable asset that can be sold. we learned we could sell all of our policy, or keep part of it with no future payments. who knew? we sold our
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a four-day workweek sounds amazing. fewer hours, longer weekends, and in a perfect world, less stress. the idea has picked up steam, especially since covid. andrea day reports, a nonprofit organization is pushing to make shorter work weeks the new normal. >> a four-day week is realistic. i think that we are evolving in that direction. >> reporter: juliet sure is the lead researcher at four-day weeks global, a global nonprofit conducting six months trials, hoping to change the future of the workplace. >> we recruit companies who are willing to offer their employees full pay but for four days of work. is a 32 hour work weeks. >> they are running pilot programs in six countries. most recently adding the largest trial to date. that is in the uk with over 70
companies participating. >> we collect company data and analyze it. >> reporter: so far, feedback has been positive. >> we have statistically significant declines in stress and burnout, improvements in physical health and mental health. >> reporter: one of the companies participating in this pilot is the crowdfunding platform kick starter. >> we started a six-month four week pilot in april. >> reporter: chief strategy officer john leland says they transitioned to a fully remote office at the beginning of the pandemic and are now testing out a shorter work week. >> given the hiring environment and how much stress our employees were under, we thought it was worth taking the risk and the leap and trying to see if a four-day workweek
would work for our organization. >> reporter: his advice on making it work in four days -- >> you have to take a hard look at the ways your company works. it is cutting down on meetings that are too long or don't need to exist in the first place and stir about anything that is a core to delivering on the work they need to deliver on. >> reporter: he says employees are hitting their goals with an added perk. >> our employees are happy and grateful. they are more engaged. people feel less stressed at work. >> reporter: is the four-day workweek suitable for every industry? john says yes. >> we will probably see it first happen in industries like the tech industry that are leaning more towards the future of work and meet where it is a little easier. i think inevitably, we will and need to see this happen across all industries. >> reporter: until then, it is still tgif for most of us. but thank god it's thursday sure has a nice ring to it. an update to a story we brought you last night. the southern california liquor store owner, shot a man trying to rob his sword, he is talking now. 80-year-old craig cope says he was the one behind the counter when a man with, who looked like he was carrying an assault
rifle walked in. he told our local station, he was watching his security cams and saw the guy pulled up and get out with a gun. that is when he says he grabbed his own gun and fired. the with be thieves underestimated him. >> i am sure they never expected to be in the hospital today. >> reporter: according to police, the man who got shot is in stable condition in the hospital. the three other men involved her in jail, facing robbery and conspiracy charges. cope says he thinks there are a lot of people out there who would have done the same thing he did. >> i think they will learn their lesson. it will be a good idea that the other people that in their caliper or line of business, they better start getting different thoughts because it is not going to pay off in the long run. >> is employees say he had a heart attack after the shooting but he didn't take a break. he is already back behind the
counter. inside the meta-verse. things to a virtual reality headset, we can all see what the world of augmented reality will look like. what about feeling it? here is gotti schwartz. >> the meta-verse today is still just an idea, starting to take shape with games like roadblocks or medicine ricin world, even as glimpses of virtual spaces where people can interact via avatars with the?. what about what it could feel like when technology speak is called haptics? would we wear bodysuits and run on omnidirectional treadmills, like an ready player one? >> what we want to do is capture your whole body so you are a physically present. >> the answer might be a lot less intrusive including one of
the leading minds behind vr innovation chris harrison. >> you can get the sense of touch. it will only cost $20,000. we need to find low-cost and practical ways that you can put on the headset. >> reporter: harrison's future interfaces research lab at carnegie mellon in pittsburgh, the name of the game for his team is simple. trick your brain into thinking you are touching, feeling, and interacting with things that are not really there with as little hardware as possible. a good place to start is the sensitive nerve endings in your lips. >> it is raining on my lips. what is going on? >> the receptors on your lips are feeling the acoustic pressure from ultrasound speakers. acoustic pressure from speakers? you are touching my lips with sound? >> yes. with sound. we are adding a bunch of soundwaves on your lips. >> another prototype, a puppet like glove that lets you feel statues that are not there. >> i can feel the contours of his face. >> reporter: or a programming trip that makes you think your
finger is touching a button instead of the back of your hand. >> with spatial awareness is like okay so, here are my hands and it is right in the soft spot, which feels like a button. >> we are leveraging different parts of the body that can be repurposed for different objects. so you can actually believe that there is something there for you to press. >> reporter: the most mind blowing innovation may come with the way we interact with flat screens and avr future even without a headset. >> if i go like this, i can feel all the ridges on my finger. >> this is the magic of surface haptics. we are actually adhering your finger to the screen a little more. we are grabbing onto your finger. >> wait, what? >> it is a special glass we developed in a special touch panel. when you go over these special sections, it pulls. >> you hold the camera here. you are not going to believe this. wild, right?
>> nothing here, nothing here. beard, beers, beard. i finger knows there is a beard. i can't describe it. it feels very similar. my finger is tricked into thinking that i am touching a scruffy beard. >> reporter: harrison says the prototypes in his lab at a future in the meta-verse and future not far off. >> they will be commercial products in five or 10 years. >> reporter: towards the promise of creating a virtual world you can see and feel to believe. that was wild. 70 seconds left on a race to the finish. a landslide victory for abortion rights advocates in the deep red state of kansas. voters overwhelmingly rejected a bid to strip a woman's right to abortion under the state's
constitution. president joe biden says it sends a powerful signal about the upcoming midterm election. the chinese military set to conduct a live fire military drill live off the coast of taiwan. it is seen as a retaliation for nancy pelosi's visit to the island nation. the legendary baseball icon and voice of the los angeles and first brooklyn dodgers vin scully was has died. he was 94. and now, you know the news and can feel beards. do we need that? i mean i feel like maybe i am katie couric back on the today show that day when she goes now what does the internet do? i don't know about this vr thing. you know? gotti seemed to like it. that is sports, ma