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ticket sales. for more news download the cbs news app on your cell phone or connected tv. i'm elise preston, cbs news, new york. it's monday, october 18th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." missionaries kidnapped. 16 americans and one canadian are taken by a gang in haiti. why the criminal group is said to be among the most dangerous in the region. school walkout. the massive protest planned across california today involving educators, students, and parents. hollywood ending. an 11th hour deal is reached between studios and union leaders. the final hurdle to keep movies and tv shows in production. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green.
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we begin with a kidnapping of american missionaries in haiti. the u.s. state department is working with authorities there trying to secure the release of 12 adults and 5 children. it happened in a region just east of port-au-prince over the weekend. 16 americans and one canadian were abducted by a gang known for killings and extortion. their well-being is unknown this morning. manuel bojorquez reports from haiti. >> reporter: the kidnappings reportedly happened as a group of missionaries was leaving an orphanage outside of port-au-prince on saturday. an armed gang abducted 16 americans including five children as well as one canadian. the missionaries are affiliated with ohio's christian aid ministries. the group's website says its haiti sponsor a child school program pays for tuition, uniforms, textbooks, and meals for haitians in 52 schools. in a statement about the kidnappings, christian aid ministries said "join us in praying for those who are being
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held hostage. the kidnappers and the families, friends, and churches of those affected." a surge in gang violence including kidnappings of haitians continues to roil this country. already in the midst of a political crisis after the presidential assassination in july and a earthquake that killed more than 2,000 in august. >> that was manuel bojorquez reporting. now that gang is known to be among the most dangerous in haiti. it's also responsible for kidnapping five priests and two nuns earlier this year. meantime, jury selection is set to begin today in the trial of three men accused of murdering ahmaud arbery. the case sparked national outraj after arbery was shot and killed while jogging. the three are facing charges after cell phone video showed the three white men chasing arbery, a black man, as he ran through their neighborhood last year after leaving a house that was under construction.
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the men told police they suspected arbery committed a burglary. and this could be a crucial week in the battle to prevent another covid surge. the fda and cdc may approve booster shots for millions of americans who want more protection from the virus. laura podesta has more from new york. laura, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. yes, the argument for boosters is that they're needed to maintain an adequate immune response to covid for longer. and what will make the process more streamlined if we're able to mix and match boosters. we're waiting on the centers for disease control to endorse the idea. the top health agencies could approve booster shots for the moderna and johnson & johnson vaccines this week. >> very, very clear that there's waning immunity and that we do need to boost individuals who have received any of the three products. >> reporter: an fda advisory panel recommended the two boosters last week. >> i think it's critical that we prevent infection as much as we can.
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>> reporter: it's now up to the fda and cdc to give the final green light nearly a month after doing the same for pfizer. the agencies may allow americans to get a different booster than what they originally received specifically for the 15 million who got the johnson & johnson shot. >> getting the same one is okay, and you will get enough protection to get you through delta. if you want a little bit more protection, mixing may have some benefit. >> reporter: 77% of americans 12 and older have received at least one shot. many public and private organizations want 100% of their employees protected against the virus. today, los angeles teachers need to have at least one shot in order to work. 97% have met that requirement. >> it shows that they are committed to their profession and to protecting students. >> reporter: regarding the youngest students and vaccines, health officials are hopeful that the fda will grant emergency approval for the 5 to 11 age group to get vaccines next month.
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anne-marie? >> all right, laura podesta in new york. thank you so much. well, not everyone feels the same about mandates. some parents and teachers in california are planning a walkout in schools across the state today. organizers oppose governor gavin newsom's coronavirus testing and vaccine mamandate. they're urging parents to pull their children out of school and also encouraging teachers and staff who support the protest to stay home. >> i do a risk benefit analysis, and nothing that i've seen at this point shows me or proves to me that the risk outweighs the benefit in children. >> it's my opinion that it's not a safe working environment for anyone on that site to be unvaccinated whether it's a teacher or staff member or a student. >> california became the first state to enact such a mandate after the fda approved the vaccines for children 12 and older.
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this morning, former president bill clinton is back home in new york after six days in the hospital. the 75-year-old was discharged yesterday from a hospital in southern california. officials say he was admitted last tuesday for a urological infection that spread to his bloodstream. they say his fever and white bl. thousands of american workers are on the picket line amid a nationwide labor shortage. there's even a name for it -- strike-tober. lilia luciano has more from lucas. >> reporter: pandemic pressure is spurring strikes including this one in a suburb of minneapolis. >> you don't mess with the nurses. >> reporter: a walkout by nurses prompted a hospital in plymouth to close its emergency room. >> this is like my fifth picket during this pandemic. i find that deplorable. >> reporter: staffing shortages and the battle over benefits are impacting almost every industry. 10,000 john deere workers are on
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strike. the illinois-based company is expected to post record profits this year. and a 60,000 hollywood production workers strike was tentatively averted at the 11th hour, though union mrsstte on t deal with the studios. >> union members are steaming mad. >> another 300 wine bottles -- >> reporter: alicia haverland is a prop master in the union. what were some of the complaints? >> the constant feeling that, a, you're going to lose your job, and b, you're never going to sleep. i was never hoping for a strike. i was hoping for a real, reasonable contract. >> reporter: they called it a hollywood ending. is it? >> i make michael bayh movies, things blow up. that's a hollywood ending. i guess depends on the movie. >> that was lilia luciano reporting. during negotiations, many celebrities spoke in favor of the union's demands including octavia spencer, seth rogen, and jane fonda.
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shooting at grambling state university in louisiana. police say that the shooting happened yesterday morning after a fight broke out on campus. the person who died was not enrolled at the school. one person is in critical condition. the other victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. homecoming events and classes today and tomorrow were canceled. this was the second deadly shooting on campus in four days. the "los angeles review journal" says vice president harris will visit lake meade to talk about water shortages. water levels have fallen to record lows. she will meet with officials to highlight the problems caused by the western drought. the manmade reservoir supplies water to 25 million people out west and in mexico. harris will also push the proposals that have stalled in congress. and "the atlanta journal constitution" says eddie rosario's walk-off hit put the
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if you track michael -- that's a straight line to michael's childhood home. ♪ >> michael myers slayed at the domestic box office this weekend. "halloween kills" scored the number-one spot earning more than $50 million. the latest installment in the horror saga is being shown at more than 3,700 theaters and is also available for streaming. on the cbs "money watch" now, what to expect from today's apple event, and adele is breaking streaming records. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with those stories and more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. third quarter earnings picks up more steam this week with results due from a range of companies including netflix and johnson & johnson along with a slew of new data on the u.s. housing market. meantime, stocks ended higher on friday. the dow industrials rallied 382 points, the nasdaq gained 73, and the s&p 500 added 33.
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apple is set to hold its second virtual product event today. the tech company is reportedly set to reveal two highly anticipated mac book pro laptops. the computers are ready to get a makeover and will be powered by apple's next-generation silicon chip, plus there's talk the company could introduce a new generation of air pods. this comes after a month after apple came out with the iphone 13 lineup. the status update. facebook is stepping up plans to go futuristic. the company is hiring 10,000 workers in the european union over the next five years. they will help build something called the metaverse which will connect people on line by encompassing augmented and virtual reality. facebook has been touting the metaverse as the next big thing for the mobile internet. and adele fans didn't take it easy on streaming services. ♪ go easy on me baby ♪
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her new single "easy on me" shattered single-day streaming records in less than 24 hours after its release on services including spotify and amazon music. the first song off her upcoming album "30" received 24 million streams. she stole the crown from bts that held the top spot for the most streams in one day for their single "butter." anne-marie? >> that is for -- for her fans, that's like six years of waiting all pent-up. as soon as that dropped -- >> i know. i liked it. i was actually not expecting to like it, but i liked it. >> man, she's a fantastic singer. but her songs make me so sad. they're always heartbreaking. >> i know. i don't want to get sad. it's true. >> right. adele, take it easy on me. >> i know. exactly. uh-huh. >> all right. diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thank you so much. >> thank you.
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[ cheers ] for the first time in franchise history, the chicago sky are wnba champions! >> celebration in chicago. the sky beat the phoenix mercury last night 80-74 to take home their first wnba championship. there was a bit of controversy afterwards when mercury players declined to come to the post-game news conference. it's far from a championship, but the nfl's jacksonville jaguars celebrated a victory, too. they ended the second longest losing streak in league history on this play. >> to win it, it's away -- and he got it! he got it! >> matthew wright kicked a 53-yard field goal as time expired yesterday. the jags beat the miami dolphins
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23-20 to end their 20-game losing streak. two russian filmmakers and a cosmonaut are back on earth after returning home from the international space station. their soyuz capsule touched down yesterday in kazakhstan. on board were a russian director and an actress, they spent 12 days on the orbiting lab shooting scenes for a feature film titled "challenge." it's about a surgeon who rushes to the space station to save a crew member who needs an urgent operation in orbit. and the first winners were announced for prince william's earthshot environmental awards. william and his wife kate took part in yesterday's inaugural awards ceremony in london. they were joined by some other celebrities including actresses emma watson and emma thompson. the duke and duchess of cambridge also met some of the prize winners on zoom. the awards pay tribute to those finding solutions to climate change and environmental problems.
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our top stories this morning -- the u.s. state department is working in haiti to rescue american missionaries who were kidnapped just east of port-au-prince. officials are trying to secure the release of 12 adults and 5 children. they were abducted by a gang known for killings and extortion. their well-being is unknown. and jury selection is set to begin in the trial of three men accused of murdering ahmaud arbery. the case sparked national outrage after arbery, a black man, was shot and killed while jogging last year. greg mcmichael and his son are facing charges along with william bryant. the lions and tigers that
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tested positive for covid at the smithsonian national zoo are recovering well. the zoo staffers are also taking preemptive measures to protect their animals. weijia jiang explains. >> reporter: during the pandemic, this became an iconic image at the national zoo. but good luck sticking a mask on one of these guys. so when one big cat caught covid-19 in september -- >> nine of our great cats contracted covid. >> reporter: how do you think they contracted covid? >> so they got it from somebody who looks like you or i. so from a human. >> reporter: chief veterinarian don knifer believes an asymptomatic staff member transmitted the virus to the great cats. >> we started having concerns about three of the cats. they weren't drinking. they weren't eating, so they weren't getting water from their food. >> reporter: he worried that a 16-year-old lion named shira would die. like the others, she recovered. still, the outbreak was a reminder. it's not just people but certain animals that can get sick with
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covid-19. great apes including orangutans are among the most at risk. they became some of the first at the zoo to get vacd. >> good job. >> a lot of training. a lot of trust between the animals. and immediately after receiving that vaccine i think two orangutans rubbed their vaccine site which i do, too, when i get shots. >> reporter: it's hoped it would prevent other animals from struggling. >> the severity seems like it's changing. our cats were hit hard by it. >> reporter: the two-shot vaccine was developed specifically for animals by a veterinary pharmaceutical company being administered at zoos around the country under emergency use. the great cats will get their shots in about 90 days. doses of hope that they will stay healthy. weijia jiang, cbs news, washington. coming up on "cbs mornings," we'll speak with the mother of
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ahmaud arbery as jury selection begins today in the trial of three men accused of killing her son. plus, we will meet married chefs sharing their love of different cultures through their food. and we'll show some writers and poets who are using social media to lift people through inspirational content. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪
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