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going to need a bigger boat. it's wednesday, october 20th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." contempt of congress. former trump adviser steve bannon could be facing those legal charges after defying a house subpoena related to the january 6th insurrection. the power of vaccines. new data from pfizer shows just how well its youngest recipients are protected against severe covid and comes as the fda prepares for a big decision on boosters. and pleading guilty. the shooter accused of gunning down students and staff in parkland, florida, is set to own up to his alleged crimes. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green.
breaking overnight, steve bannon, a former aide to president trump, could be charged with contempt of congress. a house committee investigating the deadly january 6th riots unanimously approved the measure, and it comes after bannon refused to comply with a subpoena. laura podesta is in new york with the latest on this story. laura, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, and the committee that voted is comprised of democrats and republicans, so it's a unified message they're sending to mr. bannon and to other trump aides. to paraphrase what committee member liz cheney said last night, bannon and others have no legal right to ignore what this committee asks in order to investigate the insurrection. >> those in favor say aye -- >> reporter: the bipartisan house committee investigating the capitol insurrection voted to hold steve bannon in contempt of congress. >> left unaddressed, this defiance may encourage others to follow mr. bannon down the same
path. >> reporter: the committee views his testimony as critical, arguing statements he made on january 5th suggest foreknowledge about the violence that happened the next day. >> all hell is going to break loose tomorrow. it's not going to happen like you think it's going to happen. >> reporter: bannon, a longtime aide to former president trump, refuses to turn over documents or show up for a deposition. mr. trump has urged his top aides not to cooperate. something the committee says reveals volumes. >> they suggest that president trump was personally involved in the planning and execution of january 6th. >> reporter: tomorrow the full house will vote on whether to send the resolution to the justice department which could then decide to pursue criminal charges against bannon. maryland democrat jamie raskin says other trump aides are working with the committee. >> a lot of people want to come forward and feel terrible about the role that they played. >> reporter: former president
trump filed a lawsuit to stop the release of key documents, but president biden waived that executive privilege. those documents could be released as soon as next month. the panel has subpoenaed more than a dozen people including former white house chief of staff mamark meadows. some of them are already turning over documents and giving testimony. anne-marie? >> all right, laura podesta in new york. thank you so much, laura. millions of americans could soon get an extra layer of protection against covid. the fda today is expected to give the green light to moderna and johnson & johnson's booster shots. this as a new study shows how effective the pfizer vaccine is for children. lilia luciano has more. >> reporter: just weeks before the federal government is expected to authorize the pfizer vaccine for children as young as 5, a new study shows it's more effective in kids than for
adults. for kids, the vaccine is 93% effective against hospitalization. for adults who are not his is g real daha it's 88% ctiv ld urents to vaccinate their kids. >> reporter: the fda is likely to approve the pfizer and johnson & johnson shots. the agency is expected to say that mixing and matching is safe. for example, a person vaccinated with johnson & johnson could get the pfizer or moderna vaccine as a booster. infectious disease dr. monica gandhi says it's good news. it doesn't just protect you against hospitalization but even infection or having any symptoms at all. >> exactly, yes, there was an improved protection from any symptomatic infection. >> reporter: getting covid after being fully vaccinated remains rare, but colin powell's death from covid this week brought the immunocompromised and elderly into focus. powell was 84 years old and also had parkinson's and multiple myeloma. >> that's one of the reasons why back in august a recommendation from the fda and then cdc came to get that third immunization
in those who are immunocompromised in the hopes he w older, he had multiple eloma.hrgh hoslizati or a breakthrough death, unfortunately it's someone like the general. >> reporter: in one of his last interviews, powell told reporter bob woodward -- >> don't feel for sorry me. for god's sakes. i haven't lost a day of life fighting these two diseases. >> one of president biden's cabinet secretaries has been diagnosed with covid. a department spokeswoman says homeland security secretary alejandro mayorkas tested positive yesterday and is experiencing mild symptoms. she says that he is fully vaccinated and will isolate and work from home. mayorkas tested positive days after attending an event with the president. no word on if mr. biden has been tested for the coronavirus since then. the suspected gunman in the
school shooting massacre in parkland, florida, is expected to plead guilty today. authorities say nikolas cruz gunned down 14 students and three staff members at marjorie stoneman douglas high school in february of 2018. the plea will not come with conditions, meaning prosecutors can still seek the death penalty. that's something a jury will decide. the trial could start in january. and this maryland couple accused of selling information or trying to sell information about u.s. nuclear powered warships to a foreign country have been indicted. jonathan and diane toebbe are due in a federal court for a detention hearing today. they were arrested earlier this month and charged with allegedly trying to sell military secrets to a foreign government. in one case, they allegedly hid the classified information in a peanut butter sandwich. the couple could face life in prison.fbi assian billionaire with close ties to vladimir putin. officials wouldn't say what they
were looking for yesterday at a washington, d.c., mansion or new york city townhouse. a spokesperson for the man said that the searches were connected to u.s. sanctions. they also said that he didn't own the homes, but his relatives did. the russian man's name was mentioned multiple times in robert mueller's report on interference in the 2016 presidential election. and this morning, an investigation is underway into a fiery plane crash in texas. officials say the private jet crashed just outside of houston yesterday as it attempted to take off. the aircraft rolled about 500 feet and slammed into a fence. all 21 people on board were able to get out. just two minor injuries were reported. the passengers were headed to the a.l. championship game in boston to cheer on the astros. coming up, the latest twist in the case of attorney alex murdaugh as a judge denies him bond. and historic appointment. the nation's first openly transgender four-star officer
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indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly lying to the fbi. he's accused of lying and nclin federal agents investigating illegal campaign contributions nned billionaire in 2016. he denies any wrongdoing and is expected to be arraigned today "usa today" says embattled south carolina attorney alex murdaugh was denied bond and ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. murdaugh is accused of stealing more than $3 million of insurance money intended for his late housekeeper's sons. she died after falling at murdaugh's home in 2018. authorities are investigating her death. in june, murdaugh's wife and son were found shot to death on their south carolina property. murdaugh's attorney says that he is a person of interest in that case, as well. and the "lexington herald leader" reports on the death of a university of kentucky
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talk about a catch of the day -- spanish researchers rescued this massive sunfish trapped in a fishing net. it happened near morocco. the fish tips the scales at nearly 4,000 pounds. it's believed to be of record size in the region. officials pulled the sunfish from the water and briefly studied the fish before setting it free. on the cbs "money watch" now, facebook is reportedly changing its name, and why everyday goods will soon cost a bit more. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with those stories and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. stock futures are pointing to a fairly muted open, and the three major indices ended higher yesterday after stronger than expected earnings from major companies like johnson & johnson and p&g. even in the face of supply chain constraints. the dow ultimately rallied 198 points. the nasdaq jumped 107, and the s&p 500 gained 33.
status update. facebook could be getting a facelift. according to tech blog "the verge," the company is planning to change its name by next week. ceo mark zuckerberg is reportedly planning to talk about it at the company's annual conference in eight days. but the name could be unveiled sooner. the rebrand is apparently meant to signal its ambition to be known for more than social media. facebook has not commented. the biden administration is scaling back a proposal for banks to report account transactions to the irs. initially the strategy directed the agency to collect data on every bank account with more than $600 in annual transactions. republicans and banking industry officials said the proposal was a breach of privacy. the administration is instead proposing raising the threshold to accounts with more than $10,000 in annual transactions. get ready to shell out more money on common household products like crest toothpaste. procter & gamble is raising
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the streaming service says that it added 4.4 million new customers in the third quarter. that was better than what analysts predicted. it was fueled by the south korean survival drama. netflix says that the series has been watched by more than 140 million households, making it the network's most popular show ever. a scuba diver on a weekend treasure hunt made an incredible find off the coast of israel. when the sands shifted he could not believe his eyes. ian lee reports from london. >> reporter: it may not be king arthur's sword, but the one pulled from the waters off the coast of israel is remarkable. >> it was amazing to see. a beautiful sword like this. >> reporter: at just over three feet long, experts say this crusader sword is about 900 years old. local diver shlomi katzin found it while out for a swim. israel's coast is littered with lost treasures like this ancient anchor. back when the sword was lost
near the port city of haifa, the area was filled with wooden ships carrying christian soldiers and their weapons of war. >> actually, it's heavy. okay, it's heavy because of the stones that they glued to it and also because it's an iron sword and big one. >> reporter: the next step is to clean the anchoents relic to answer who could be the most important question -- who carried it. >> maybe there's a name on it. maybe there's a decoration, and that will give us more information about the knight who hold this beautiful sword. >> reporter: but when it comes to artifacts in the holy land, it's not finders keepers. the sword will go to israel's national treasures department, and the diver will have to make due with a certificate of appreciation. ian lee, cbs news. coming up on "cbs mornings," anger in america. how incidents of rage appear to
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our top stories this morning -- the bipartisan house committee investigating the capitol riots voted to hold steve bannon in contempt of congress. the action comes after the aide to former president trump refused to comply with the subpoena. the full house will vote tomorrow on whether to send the resolution to the justice department. and the fda today is expected to give the green light to moderna and johnson & johnson's booster shots. the agency has already
authorized extra doses of the this as a new study shows pfizer's shot coul even re effective against hospitalization for kids than it is for adults. so if you forget your wallet, no problem. amazon is rolling out scanners across the country that put payment right in the palm of your hand. we show how it works. will you pay with your palm today? >> reporter: you've got to hand to amazon. the retail behemoth has come up with a way to swap the swipe for a scan. >> it's going to ask you to hover your hand over it. >> reporter: it's called amazon one. a new contactless payment system. to sign up, customers first insert a credit card then hold their palm over the camera. it scans lines, ridges, even the pattern of veins inside the hand. the whole process takes about a minute. what did you think? >> i think it was cool. very convenient form of payment. just quick and easy. >> reporter: customers like liz gonzales in san jose, california, say the technology could come in handy.
>> people like me, i'm very forgetful. i always forget my credit card or my watch, and now i don't need to remember to bring my palm. >> if anyone can get this popular, it will be amazon. >> reporter: ian sherr with cnet says all signs indicate the new technology is safe and reliable. amazon has already rolled out the palm scanners to more than 70 locations including mobile ticketing for a concert venue in denver and whole foods locations. widespread usage could be a challenge. >> the reality is that a lot of introducing new technology is convincing people to use it. and how much easier is it to use than pulling out my credit card and paying that way? >> hold your hand over it -- >> reporter: in a convenience-based world, it's another tool at your fingertips. cbs news, san jose, california. coming up on "cbs mornings," anger in america. how incidents of rage appear
to be increasing and why some smerts -- experts say it's not necessarily a bad thing. plus, keeping u.s. aircraft carriers safe. david martin shows how the navy is using new drone technology for refueling. and in our series "america's childcare crisis," a look at how some states are finding creative ways to use federal relief money to try to fix a broken childcare system. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪
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