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we love you, thank you. [cheers and applause] right now on "america this morning," awaiting a verdict. jurors deliberate in the fate of kyle rittenhouse, the teen charged with killing two people during street protests in kenosha. the judge now explaining this unusual lottery that had rittenhouse drawing numbers, plus, the request made by jurors and the heated moments outside the courtroom. controversial cartoon fallout. the historic punishment that could be handed down today against a congressman who posted a video depicting violence against democrats. what he's now saying. on a shopping spree. new evidence americans are opening their wallets despite inflation. what walmart and home depot are seeing as we enter the holiday season.
also this morning, the nasal vaccine that could slow the spread of alzheimer's. a massive class action lawsuit against tiktok. how parents could cash in. and from britney spears' new statement about her new life to the new spider-man trailer real-life version of the road runner who hitched quite a ride, it's wednesday, november 17th. good wednesday morning, everyone. i'm andrew dymburt. >> i'm andrea fujii. mona is off. we begin with breaking news. a deadly plane crash in colorado. >> an air tanker that was helping fight a wildfire northwest of denver has crashed. our denver station kmgh says it spotted the plane near the town of estes park before the crash last night, the pilot, the only person on board was killed. firefighting planes flying for the state are not allowed to fly
at night but we're told it was flying for the county. >> the wildfire was sparked yesterday when heavy te fainore. no word on the cause of that crash. day two of jury deliberations in the kyle rittenhouse trial. the teenager charged with killing two people during protests in wisconsin last year. as we await a verdict we're seeing some tense moments unfold outside the courthouse. this morning, wisconsin's governor is asking for peace in kenosha as the jury resumes deliberations at the kyle rittenhouse trial. >> make some noise. >> reporter: emotions running high outside court tuesday, clashes breaking out between supporters of rittenhouse and those who insist he's guilty. >> back up. >> it's not my fault. >> it's not about you. >> can we talk to you afterward? >> nah. [ bleep ]. >> reporter: as our station
spoke to one rittenhouse supporter, another woman interrupted the interview. >> why y'all talking to her? >> we're trying to get both sides. >> ain't no both sides. it's murder. >> reporter: rittenhouse faces life in prison if he's convicted of the most serious charge of intentional homicide. he claims he acted in self-defense last year when he fatally shot two men saying he was protecting property in kenosha during protests after the police shooting of jacob blake. before the jury began deliberations, this highly unusual sight in court, rittenhouse drawing numbers himself to determine which 6 jurors out of the 18 would be dismissed from considering his fate. one legal expert calling it an interesting piece of theater but the judge says defendants in his courtroom have pulled the numbers of jurors for years. the jury then deliberated for about eight hours tuesday asking the judge for extra copies of the jury instructions that explain self-defense and provocation, both at the heart of this case. national guard troops are on
alert in case of violence after a verdict, but right now authorities say there's no need for any curfew or road closures. in georgia the defense at the trial of three men charged with killing ahmaud arbery begins presenting their case today. the prosecution rested tuesday after showing the jury graphic imag suffered when heas shot. jurors also saw the white t-shirt he had been wearing stained with red blood. arbery's mother kept her head down to avoid seeing the images. a doctor testified arbery was shot at close range and that some of his wounds were consistent with someone pushing a gun away or possibly grabbing the weapon. now to washington and that cartoon controversy on capitol hill. an arizona congressman is facing an historic censure vote today because of the cartoon he posted online depicting violence against democrats. abc's em nguyen is here with the very latest. em, welcome aboard. >> reporter: good morning to you.
congressman gosar has refused to apologize for the video, and he has remained defiant. house democrats are expected to vote today to censure republican congressman paul gosar one week after his social media account circulated an anime video depicting him killing congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez and charging at president biden with two swords. >> we cannot have members joking about murder as well as threatening the president of the united states. >> reporter: gosar later mocking the outrage tweeting this meme saying, quote, it's a cartoon, relax and posting this message saying, quote, god gives his hardest battles to his strongest warriors. >> this video had nothing to do with harming anybody. it's exactly what you were talking about. it's an anime. we were trying to reach out to the newer generation that likes these anime. >> reporter: gosar is also expected to be stripped of his committee assignments including his seat on the house oversight committee on which ocasio-cortez
also serves. censure is a formal statement of disapproval and is the most severe punishment in the house other than expulsion. if today's vote passes, it would be only the third time in the last 40 years that a member has been censured. >> mr. rangel, kindly appear in the well. >> reporter: the last was democrat charlie rangel in 2010 for violating house ethics rules. at least two republicans, liz cheney and adam kinzinger, are expected to vote with democrats to censure gosar. andrew. >> em, thank you. the flood emergency in the pacific northwest is far from over. more evacuation orders have been issued in part of washington state. nearly 18 inches of rain are pushing rivers over their banks. one man is missing after his car was swept away by floodwaters and the mayor of a town just over the border in canada says pumps were overwhelmed and residents face a, quote, significant risk to life in areas where the water has
receded, a muddy mess remains. this was the scene in one homeowner's basement. nearly 50,000 power outages were reported in washington. also north of the border a mudslide in british columbia killed at least one woman. hundreds of people were rescued from their cars. turning to the pandemic covid cases have jumped nearly 30% in the last several weeks fuelg arof ano michigan currently has the highest number of new infections per capita followed by minnesota. the fda is expected to authorize pfizer and moderna booster shots for all adults by friday. meanwhile, pfizer is now asking the fda to authorize its new antiviral covid pill. early trials showed it reduced the risk of hospitalization or death by 89%. the pill can be prescribed by a doctor and taken at home. we turn now to encouraging news about the holiday shopping season. new figures show americans are going on a shopping spree and despite the challenges of the post-pandemic economy, some major retailers insist they are ready.
this morning, america's largest retailer walmart insists it's ready for the holidays despite the supply chain crisis affecting nearly every corner of the economy. >> stores and fulfillment centers are well staffed and our price position remains strong. s struggle to stock shelves a new earnings report shows walmart's inventory levels are up 11% from the same time last year and during a call with investors, the ceo said this about the rising cost of products. >> fighting inflation is in our dna. >> reporter: americans are still eager to shop even with the highest inflation in 30 years driving up prices. home depot tuesday reported a nearly 10% increase in earnings fueled by a surge in home improvement projects. and new data from the commerce department shows retail sales jumping nearly 2% from september to october, more than was predicted. in the meantime, a positive sign for the backlog of cargo ships at america's ports. the port of los angeles reports
since last month there's been a 29% drop in the amount of cargo sitting unloaded. transportation secretary pete buttigieg spoke tuesday about efforts under way to ease the bottlenecks. they include encouraging more 18 to 20-year-olds to start a career in truck driving and the recent push to operate ports around the clock. >> i heard somebody say this is not a silver bullet situation. it's more silver buck shot. a lot of different things that can be deployed at the same time. >> and to get around the bottlenecks at the ports, amazon is expanding its fleet of cargo planes to 85 by christmas. speaking of getting around, if you're traveling by car this holiday season and you need a rental, prepare to pay up. the average daily cost of a rental car is up 75% compared to before the pandemic. the average rental now costs $135 per day in new york city. steep prices there. all right. time now for a look at your wednesday weather.
clear skies today for the flooded areas of the northwest. rain from the mississippi valley all the way to new england and an early warning. forecasters say a storm coul impact thanksgivinorthea xt we'll keep you posted and checking today's high temperatures, well above normal from texas to the great lakes, but much cooler behind the front that's moving east and get ready for big temperature swings by friday. some areas could see the mercury plunge by more than 20 degrees. and coming up, new research on the effects that coffee and tea can have on your body. but first cashing in, how a massive class action lawsuit against tiktok could lead to a payday for parents. later, stepping up to the plate. how some teens lent a helping hand at a very busy waffle house hand at a very busy waffle house restaura someday you'll be better than your grandpa.
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a police chase in los angeles involving a suspect in a domestic violence case ended with this crash. the driver is also accused of drunk driving. new fallout from the deadly chaos at a concert in houston this month. dozens are suing travis scott and concert organizations for $750 million claiming negligence. ten people died when the crowd surged towards the stage. a woman's tennis star is missing. now others are voicing their concern. this morning, one of the biggest sports stars in china is missing. and a growing number of athletes from the tennis community are sounding the alarm.
peng sui, a number one-ranked doubles player, hasn't been seen since two weeks ago, accusing a chinese official, of sexual assault. in her now-deleted post, she claims she was forced to have sex with him three years ago, that led to a consensual affair. now, naomi osaka is joining a chorus of tennis players voicing concern. censorship is never okay at any cost. i'm in shock of the current situation and i'm sending love and light her way. >> it's shocking that she is missing. more so it's someone i've seen on the tour on the previous years quite a few times. >> reporter: tennis legend, billie jean king tweeting, hoping that peng shuai is found safe.
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along the coast. increased fire danger in the plains. rain stretching from the deep south into new england. and finally today is guinness world records day. >> it's an annual celebration of great accomplishments and daring feats. whether it's bmx biking, backflips or pogo sticks, in honor of its very own day guinness world records is celebrating some of the most wild and wacky record-breaking achievements. the best in the world highlighting their super skills. american tyler poe going his way to history jumping over five cabs with a pogo stick in london. >> i was pretty confident going into it. >> reporter: then there's british gymnast ashley watson also breaking this jaw-dropping record with the farthest backflip between horizontal bars breaking his own record of 19 feet 3.1 inches for record day, his new world best, 19 feet 6.8
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>> what unique talent do you have? right now on "america this morning," awaiting a verdict. jurors deliberate in the fate of kyle rittenhouse, the teen charged with killing two people during street protests in kenosha. the judge now explaining this unusual lottery that had rittenhouse drawing numbers, plus, the request made by jurors and the heated moments outside the courtroom. controversial cartoon fallout. the historic punishment that could be handed down today against a congressman who posted a video depicting violence against democrats. what he's now saying. on a shopping spree. new evidence americans are opening their wallets despite inflation. what walmart and home depot are seeing as we enter the holiday season.