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>> always good advice, unless you are really experienced. thank you for by cbs ♪ ♪ ♪ >> o'donnell: tonight, a nor'easter wallops the east coast with heavy rain and wind as millions of americans in 16 states face severe weather. close to hurricane-force winds in new england, trees down in new york, high-water rescues in new jersey, and tornado threats in the south. tonight, the latest on the dangerous weather. vaccines for kids: an f.d.a. advisory panel recommends pfizer mini-doses for children as young as five. how soon will shots be available? new details in the movie set tragedy. were crew members firing live ammunition for fun just hours before the gun was handed to alec baldwin? in the hot seat: social media executives are grilled over the
dangers posed to children from the tiktok challenges to the tiktok challenges to allegations of drugs being soldd on snapchat. on snapchat. the queen's health concerns. the major news tonight about why the 95-year-old monarch is skipping out on a global summit. taxing the rich: tonight, democrats plan to make billionaires pay more as we learn what benefits are in the new spending bill for you and your family. for love or royalty: a japanese princess chooses her college sweetheart over her royal title. and heroes on the water: how the ocean is helping female warriors heal. ♪ ♪ ♪ this is the "cbs evening news" with norah o'donnell, reporting from the nation's capital. >> o'donnell: good evening, and to our viewers in the west, and thank you for joining us. we're going to begin with the
first nor'easter of the season. it's a monster storm and getting more powerful by the hour as it barrels through new england overnight. both new york and new jersey remain under states of emergency tonight. parts of new jersey were swamped by more than five inches of rain, just this morning. and state troopers-- listen to this-- they responded to nearly 200 accidents before noon. thousands of homes and businesses have lost power, and it's expected to get even worse in the coming hours as the wind speeds increase to between 40 and 60 miles per hour. several flights were diverted from new york city's airports because of all that severe weather. so we'll get the latest on the track and timing of the storm in just a moment. but cbs' mola lenghi is going to lead us off with this coverage from plymouth, massachusetts, where the winds are picking up there. good evening, mola. >> reporter: good evening, norah. yeah, the steady rain and wind has been pounding the northeast all day long. in fact, just over the last 24 hours, there has been more rain in the new york-new jersey- connecticut tri-state area than those states receive on average in a given month.
tens of millions of americans feeling the impact of severe weather tonight. in the northeast, the season's first nor'easter, brought heavy rain and damaging winds, knocking down trees, flooding roads in new jersey, and leaving drivers stranded in new york city. >> by the time you realize, you were in water. >> reporter: today, the coast guard confirms 45-year-old laurence broderick was found dead after kayaking off the coast of long island. police in one new jersey town made more than a dozen water rescues from cars and flooded roads after the storm dropped nearly five inches of rain in some areas. ahead of the storm, many feared a repeat of the deadly and devastating weather brought by the remnants of hurricane ida last month. >> i'm a little worried because i got flooded in a coupl of my properties and if we lose it again, i'm going bankrupt. >> reporter: this storm had already cut a path of destruction through the midwest this weekend, with tornadoes decimating several towns in
illinois and missouri. >> the roofs and walls are down, and, i mean, yeah, it's just a total massive destruction. >> reporter: also this week, on the west coast, a power storm dumped record-breaking rain, triggering mudslides and major flooding in california after 13 inches of rain fell in parts of the state. the storm, a small consolation for the parched western states. tonight, the waterfalls at yosemite roaring again after california's driest year in nearly a century. well, in addition to the rain, the concern here in new england tonight and into tomorrow is the wind, with wind gusts expected to reach up to 70 miles per hour, norah. >> o'donnell: mola lenghi, thank you very much. let's get the forecast now from cbs' lonnie quinn. hey there, lonnie. it looks like it will be a long night for some folks in new england. >> thus far this storm has been all about rain and we'll transition and talk about the winds. take a look at your radar picture. the center of the circulation is
still well offshore, but it's been spilling rain as far inland as syracuse, new york, and we have had heavy bands of rain from new york city to boston putting out five inches of rain. from this point forward we talk about the winds, because look at the winds blowing out there. truro, on cape cod has 76-mile- per-hour wind gusts and at 11:00 tomorrow morning the wind are back down but not gone. montauk to cape cod, 50-mile- per-hour gusts. the problem there is you have saturated ground. 50-mile-per-hour gusts can put over a tree when the ground is just not secure below it. have to check in on the record- setting storm in california tomorrow. it has cleared california and now is making a move tonight with severe weather possible anywhere from oklahoma city to dallas. by tomorrow morning, it's into the houston area. by tomorrow, say lunch time, it's around new orleans. flooding rains, damaging wind, and i always hate, norah, when i'm concerned about these storms that hold on to their intensity from overnight. from dallas to houston, you're sleeping tonight while that storm is moving overhead. if you have a weather radio i encourage you to keep that
turned on and stay tuned to all of it. norah it's all yours. >> o'donnell: lonnie quinn, thank you. now to a major development tonight in the fight against covid. today, an f.d.a. advisory panel gave a thumbs-up to pfizer's mini-doses for children as young as five. and if it clears the final hurdles, those first shots could be delivered late next week. here's cbs' janet shamlian. >> don't look. >> reporter: the f.d.a. decision will impact some 28 million across the country. it's the same two-shot, three weeks apart regimen as adolescents and adults, but only a third of the dose. the shots will have a different colored cap and will be given with a smaller needle. more than six million american children contracted covid since the pandemic started. more than 700 under the age of 18 have died. >> children may get fever, muscle aches, headache, chills, and they may get a sore arm. >> not a big deal. >> reporter: dr. emmanuel walker, who helped run pfizer's pediatric trial at duke university, says 4500 children
took part overall. >> which is really a pretty good-sized trial, especially when you have the safety track record we have seen in adolescents and adults. >> reporter: seven-year-old lydia melo and her five-year-old sister bridgett were part of that trial. >> it was sort of something brave to do. and we thought it would keep us safe. >> reporter: that's great. did you feel okay about it when you did it? >> yes. >> yes. >> reporter: their parents, meghan and jim, say they first got the okay from the family's pediatrician. >> i think if we can all create that herd immunity, we can all finally start coming out of this and start leading a normal life, and our kids interacting and playing and running around together and families and friends getting together and just returning to a normal life. >> reporter: the f.d.a. usually follows the recommendations of the advisory panel. a c.d.c. panel is expected to weigh in next week, and it's
possible that shots could be going into young arms by the end of next week. pharmacies, pediatrician's offices and clinics. >> o'donnell: as that father said, hoping to return to a normal life. janet shamlian, thank you. well, tonight, we are learning more about the two victims killed in a mass shooting at a mall in idaho monday. 26-year-old jo acker was a mall security guard and an army veteran. roberto arguis was 49 years old. four other people were injured in the shooting. the gunman was shot by police and he died today. still, there is no word on the motive for the attack. all right, tonight, there are serious questions about whether safety protocols were followed on the new mexico movie set where alec baldwin accidentally shot and killed a cinematographer. cbs' jonathan vigliotti has disturbing new details from santa fe. >> reporter: three revolvers, spent shell casings and ammo, that's what detectives found inside boxes, a fanny pack and laying around loose as they searched the new mexico set where actor alec baldwin fatally
shot a cinematographer. it's not clear if the ammunition was live bullets, but there are damaging new reports about what allegedly happened just hours before halyna hutchins' death. according to sharon waxman, editor in chief of "the wrap," sources on the set allege crew members had been firing live ammo off set earlier that day. >> there were crew members who had gone off and done sort of passing the time fun, shooting at targets out in the desert before the shooting occurred, with guns from the set, including the gun that killed halyna hutchins. >> reporter: these new photos provided by dailymail.com, show the movie's armorer, hannah gutierrez-reed, back at home in arizona. the 24-year-old was responsible for preparing the prop gun for a scene baldwin was filming on this small church set. according to a search warrant affidavit, assistant director
dave hauls then handed the gun to baldwin. >> if they were so negligent on the crew or the armorer was so negligent as to allow live ballistic rounds on to a movie set, i think that's going to be a major problem. and i think that is so inexplicable, that you are really rising to the level of potential criminal negligence. >> reporter: and the district attorney has not ruled out criminal charges. she will join the sheriff's department here tomorrow for a joint press conference where we hope to learn more about the chain of command surrounding the handling of this gun and the type of bullet fired from it. norah. >> o'donnell: jonathan vigliotti, thank you. all right, back here in washington, democrats are still working out details on the president's social spending plan, including a possible new tax on billionaires. they've said repeatedly that they're close to a deal. cbs' ed o'keefe joins us from the white house with new details. all right, ed, what's in it. >> reporter: good evening, norah. cbs news has learned the talks are focused on three key areas
to try to scale back the bill and win back the support of key moderate senators joe manchin of west virginia and kyrsten sinema of arizona. first, democrats are working to ensure four weeks of paid family leave, rather than the 12 originally proposed. second, they're considering vouchers of up to $1,000 to cover dental procedures instead of expanding medicare to include full dental coverage. and finally, to help pay for the plan democrats are proposing a tax on the nations roughly 700 billionaires. there's some disagreement over whether the plan will work and it would only pay for part of the legislation. but there is one bright spot for the white house tonight, cbs news has learned the final package is expected to include at least $500 billion to fight climate change, a major signal the american commitment to the issue as the president heads later this week to europe for two major summits where climate change will dominate the talks. norah. >> o'donnell: ed o'keefe, thank you. and there are new concerns tonight over the health of britain's queen elizabeth. she canceled her appearance at that upcoming climate summit that ed just mentioned on the
advice of her doctors. they have given little information about her condition. the queen, now 95 years young, did spend a night in the hospital last week. all right, facebook isn't the only social media network that finds itself in the crosshairs of congress. today, executives from snapchat, tiktok, and youtube were warned to do more to protect children or face government regulation. we get more now from cbs' nikole killion. >> and you can learn. >> reporter: laura berman is still coming to grips with the loss of her 16-year-old son, sammy, who died this year from an overdose on drugs that he got through the image-sharing app snapchat. how is that possible? >> it never even occurred to me that drug dealers were soliciting our kids on the place where they hung out the most. >> reporter: traumatic incidents like berman's were among the concerns raised by senators to executives from youtube, tiktok, and snapchat. >> are you going to get drugs off snapchat? >> i assure you this is such a
top priority. >> reporter: from illicit drugs to videos about eating disorders, bullying, and violent challenges that have gone viral. >> what the ( bleep ) is going on, bro? >> reporter: lawmakers confronted the panel about the dangers many teens and kids face online. >> how can parents be confident that tiktok, snapchat, and youtube will not continue to host and push dangerous and deadly challenges to our kids? >> anything that is illegal or dangerous violates our guidelines. >> how can you allow this? >> reporter: the platforms insist they have safeguards in but that's little comfort to berman, who wants more protections in place, like parental monitoring software. >> our kids can run circles around us digitally, so, honestly, there's nothing a parent can do to monitor their kid. the good news is that attention is being called to this issue. >> reporter: the companies agreed to share some of their internal research about the
impact on kids with the committee. the head of the panel told me he may call them back to testify again. norah. >> o'donnell: nikole killion, thank you. tonight, a 96-year-old woman is on trial outside hamburg, germany, accused of being an accessory to the murder of thousands at a nazi concentration camp. cbs' charlie d'agata is there and reports this could be the last trial of its kind. >> reporter: it took more than 75 years to get irmgard furchner from the nazi death camp to the courtroom. she was 18 when she worked as a secretary to the commandant of the stutthof concentration camp where more than 60,000 people were killed. her attorneys say she rejects the notion that she's personally responsible for any crime, and she's been anything but cooperative, saying she'll refuse to comment, and at one point, this 96-year-old, in a wheelchair, tried to make a run for it. the case reflects the race against time in the hunt for
responsible for the horrors of the holocaust succumb to old age.bah for ting sner. of the 110 suspects identified for nazi crimes in the u.s. since 1973, only five were later prosecuted in germany. the deportation earlier this year of freidrich karl berger from tennessee at 95 may be the last. the department of justice tells cbs news they are not actively seeking any more suspects for nazi crimes. >> we didn't hear from perpetrators for so many years, and so i think it's important that we do hear from them. >> reporter: ben cohen's great- grandmother was murdered at stutthof. his grandmother survived, but died last year. >> we say "never again." how do we prevent these things from happening again if we don't understand how they happened in the first place? >> reporter: for holocaust survivors and families, the
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