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maybe get some selfies. why not? that is it for kpix 5 news at 3. we captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: tonight, the dire warning from world leaders about climate change and what's being described as the inflection point for our planet, and why president biden is apologizing to the world for donald trump. the planet in peril, and what's at stake as president biden tries to reduce america's carbon footprint. >> climate change is already ravaging the world. >> o'donnell: abortion showdown. the supreme court hears arguments in the texas restrictive abortion law, the clues on how the highest court in the land may rule. travel disaster, american airlines forced to cancel more flights after a rough halloween weekend. what's causing the chaos and
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could you thanksgiving plans be in jeopardy? a grim covid milestone, the pandemic claims 5 million lives around the globe, and the latest from new york city, where a vaccine man date leaves only 6% of city workers on unpaid leave. the inside story -- new from our interview -- hillary clinton's closest aid talks about the monica lewinsky scandal and whether hillary clinton blames her for costing her the 2016 206 election. tonight the extraordinary lockdown in china as the government prevents more than 30,000 guests from leaving disneyland. and a princess on a mission to pay it forward and save the lives of kids just like her. >> o'donnell: good evening, and thank you for joining us. we're going to begin with powerful words from the u.n.
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secretary general on day one of a climate conference. quote, we are digging our own graves. the global summit brings together the leaders of nearly 200 countries, although two of the world's biggest polluters were noticeably missing. more on that in a moment. president biden is in scotland tonight where he made a remarkable apology to the world for the actions of his predecessor donald trump. mr. biden told leaders he's the historic paris clint reeer t global agreement when he took office. and the president's build back better spending package including more than half a trillion for climate change initiatives, but the plan seems to have hit a road block here in the u.s. two reports from scotland tonight beginning with cbs's nancy cordes, who's traveling with the president. good evening, nancy. >> reporter: good evening, norah. the cop 26 summit, as the name suggests, is the 26th time leaders have met to try to find
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ways to reduce global warming and, yet, as the u.n. secretary general put it today, the world is still careening toward a climate c catastrophe and the leaders are being begged to do more. >> we have come here today to try harder. >> reporter: president biden and other world leaders were confronted today with dire warnings from around the globe. >> 2 million of my fellow kenyans are facing climate-related starvation. >> the reeves are dying and our plants don't flower like they did before. >> reporter: delegations from 200 nations are here to try to get back with commitments set six years ago in paris. the goal then was to zero out global carbon emissions by mid century. but as of now, they're still on the rise. >> i guess i shouldn't apologize but i do apologize for the fact the united states, in the last administration, pulled out of the paris accords and put us
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sort of behind the eight ball. >> reporter: this time it is two other big polluters, china and russia, whose heads of state chose not to attend. together, those countries and india are responsible for more than half the world's emissions, yet they've rejected the 2050 goal. >> there's a reason why people should be disappointed in that. i found it disappointing myself. >> reporter: it's been a tiring few days of diplomacy for mr. biden, convincing other nations to cut methane emissions and stop financing foreign coal-fired power plants. yet, at the same time, he's been urging opec countries to step up oil production, a temporary fix, he insists, as americans face spiking gas prices. >> well, because they have to get to their work, they have to get to an automobile, turn on a key, get their kids to school, the school buses have to run, that's the reason why. >> reporter: president biden came into this summit insisting
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that his build back better plan which includesevions wa on the verge of passing but, today, west virginia democrat joe manchin announces he has fresh concerns and, so, things appear to be in limbo once again, norah. >> o'donnell: nancy cordes, thank you. well, tonight we wanted to take a look at what's at stake if world leaders fail to act now. cbs's mark phillips has long documented the perils of climate change. >> reporter: the official sound track of this conference may be the scottish pipes, but the unofficial one is the sound of a ticking clock -- time is running out, the gathering of 120 world leaders was told, on efforts to avoid the worst catastrophes of climate change. what we've seen so far, the melting polar ice, the rising waters, the severe storms, the heat, these are just a taste of what unchecked global warming
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can bring. >> four degrees, ce say goodbye to whole cities -- miami, alexandria, shanghai, all lost beneath the waves. >> reporter: a little history lesson is useful here. when delegates at the paris conference six years ago celebrated the landmark agreement there, it was on the understanding that each country would follow up with individual plans to cut their greenhouse gas emissions. the goal was to limit global warming to under 2 degrees celsius, 3.7 degrees farenheit, limiting the rise to 1.5 degrees c was even better. they haven't done that. which may be why protesters here supplied their own pipe band sound track complete with caricatures of some of the leaders, the commitment to deeper carbon cuts this conference was supposed to produce hasn't happened.
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this was the only presence the glasgow of chinese president xi. t the idea is greenhouse gas emissions have to be cut by half by the end of the decade but as stands now they will continue to rise. >> o'donnell: mark phillips in glasgow, thank you. back home, the new abortion law in texas, the strictestt in the nation was at the center of air giemghts today before the u.s. supreme court. tonigh it's unclear whether the court will issue an order to block the law which has been in effectic two months now. >> reporter: outside the supreme court protesters made clear the fight. >> abortion the healthcare! >> reporter: over the texas law that bans abortions after about six weeks. a law that justices called unprecedented and specifically ce signed to get around roe v. wade. >> the actual provisions in this law have prevented every woman in texas from exercising a constitutional right as declared
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by this court. >> reporter: after three hours poft liberal and conservative justices didn't like what texas was up to. >> there's a loophole that's been exploited here or used here. >> reporter: the loophole is in how texas wrote the law to keep it out of federal courts which would block it, instead of state officials enforcing the law, at least that to private citizens, who can go to state court and sue anyone who helps perform an abortion, with fines starting at $10,000. kamar is a doctor of planned parenthood in houston. >> i would be surprised if anyone has seen 10 to 20% to have the patient they usually see. it has been a very dramatic reduction. >> reporter: but the case goes well beyond abortion rights. the justices were concerned the texas law could be a model for statements to restricter constitutional rights. >> and it could be free speech rights, could be free exercise of religion rights, it could be
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second amendment rights, if this position is accepted here. >> reporter: now, the court is not reconsidering roe v. wade in this case, but one month from today it will take up a different case that's asking the justices torturn roe and allow mississippi's 15-week ban on abortion. not clear if we will have a decision in the texas case before then. norah. >> o'donnell: jan crawford at the supreme court. thank you. fears that air chaos travel over the weekend could signal trouble for holiday travels. american airlines has canceled flights because of bad weather and a shortage of workers. errol barnett. >> delayed the flight a couple of times and told us it was canceled. >> i'm stranded. >> reporter: frustrated flyers felt they were being tricked after this halloween weekend. >> after we arrived they got a message they were canceled. >> reporter: american airlines passengers are lining up for
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answers after the carrier canceled more than 2,000 flights since friday, including 400 today. >> as soon as i got her, i got a text message my flight was canceled. they have no crew. >> reporter: at dallas, staff was put out of place. >> i've had this happened before so i'm not surprised? the same stress inducing event as small weather made cancellation as. >> they may have enough crews to operate the flights but don't have enough people in reserve if there's a problem like bad weather. >> reporter: why are airlines scheduling more routes than they can staff. >> they're debt pratt to claw their way back to profitability. there's a little bit of a gamble going on here where airnltz are scheduling always assuming it's going to if good weather. >> reporter: 1800 american airlines flight attendants returned today with *6 hundred hired by year's end. but with thanksgiving and winter
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weather just weeks away, growing fear these disruptions will return. >> i travel all the time. it's the top five worst trips i've ever taken. >> reporter: there's more, the deadline, the federal deadline for most air traffic control for staff to be vaccinated before thanksgiving. hewarns, if you plan to travel at any point during the holidays you will need a backbone and stamina. >> o'donnell: yeah, some patience, too. pack that. errol barnett, thank you. well, tonight, the global death toll from covid has surpassed 5 million people. the u.s. alone approaching 750,000 confirmed deaths, accounts for about 15% of all covid fatalities. later this week, the u.s. is expected to begin vaccinating children with the pfizer shot as young as five, but there's a setback for moderna's vaccine for kids. here's cbs's nikki battiste. >> reporter: the f.d.a. is
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delaying the moderna vaccine for 12 to 17-year-olds so it can take more time to look into reports of the rare side effect of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle in some boys and young men. now the vaccine may not be available until january, but, by the end of the week, the first pfizer shots for children five to eleven could be available. a c.d.c. advisory committee is meeting tomorrow to decide whether to recommend them. >> we have enough vaccine, pfizer vaccine for every child age five to eleven. >> reporter: as some parents anticipate vaccinating their children, in new york city nearlyt thousand municipal workers were placed on unpaid leave after failing to get at least one covid shot, missing the mandatory deadline, that's 6% of the workforce. 15% of police. 19% of fire and 17% of sanitation department workers
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are still unvaccinated, but many have applied for medical and religious exemptions, temporarily keeping them on payroll. the firefighter's union says some members want more time to comply with the mandate. others are considering leaving the department. >> there are plenty of firefighters who have made the decision and just say they don't want it. >> reporter: here in new york city, more than 2,000 firefighters are out sick today, but the fdny said it has not closed any fire houses. we learned the biden administration vaccine mandate for businesses with more than 100 employees will take effect in days, meaning those companies will have to require either a covid vaccine or weekly testing. norah. >> o'donnell: nikki battiste, thank you. turning now to our cbs news sunday morning interview with huma abedin, her first television interview after two decades of being in the
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background to hillary clinton. her marriage to anthony weiner pushed her into the spotlight. she's telling her own story in "both/and" published by scribner, a division of viacomcbs. did you ever think you would spend 25 years working for hillary clinton. >> not for a second. >> o'donnell: huma abedin's first job was an intern in the white house while monica lewinsky was in the headlines, and she was with hillary clinton after the president admitted he'd lied about lewinsky. >> indeed, i did have a relationship with lewinsky that was not appropriate. >> she wrote, i was sadden and angry on behalf of the woman who is now my boss. >> and i think confused because, on the one hand, it's, like, we're doing this really important stuff, what's happening here. i just stayed focused on my job and her. >> you also addressed the alien-old question, why did hillary stay with bill after that. >> i do. she made the decision that she thought was right for herself,
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her family and her country. >> did she choose country over her marriage? what does that mean? >> i think that's the both/and. it was not in my opinion either/or. >> o'donnell: abedin says loyalty is at the core of her relationship with hillary clinton but their close relationship was tested when anthony weiner sexting scandal also made front page news. >> i was informed by a colleague i was about to be let go but given our long relationship hillary needed to fire me and she shocked me. she did not believe it was the right thing to do. >> o'donnell: the two women had been through a lot together. >> two decades earlier you had watched hillary clinton deal with a cheating husband, bill clinton. did any of that experience inform you? >> well, i mean, every marriage and every relationship has its own ups and downs. i was getting up every day and just trying to survive. >> o'donnell: abedin didn't think she would survive what may have been the biggest impact to
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have the weiner scandals. material found open her husband's laptop left f.b.i. director james comey to reopen the investigation into clinton's e-mails in the final days of the 2016 election. so at the end of the day, do you think it cost hillary clinton the election? >> i don't now. but i did for a long time. let me tell you who did not blame me, hillary clinton. never once. >> o'donnell: well, huma abedin is still hillary clinton's chief of staff but is looking for what's next. as for her marriage, she is in the process of finalizing her divorce from anthony weiner. still ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news," alec baldwin speaks out as we learn about more accidental gunfire on the set of the western movie. and screening for colon cancer. yep. the american cancer society recommends screening starting at age 45, instead of 50,
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needs for good deeds, a healthy heart. in 2014 at just 17 days old, juliana became the youngest heart transplant recipient ever at texas children's hospital. what can you tell me about your heart? >> that my heart is very special. >> reporter: this is the moment the mom who donated her infant's heart heard it beat in juliana last year. >> we feel grateful that a family chose to give juliana a heart at their darkest hour. >> reporter: it's now their turn to give. >> taking your blood pressure. >> reporter: julian said yes to the vaccine trial for immunocompromised children, requiring at least nine more visits. >> that's it. oh, my gosh! you're done! yeah! >> reporter: even she knows a princess can't just talk the talk. >> it is good to help other people because you are being helpful and kind. >> reporter: a reminder, it's matters.size of the heart t
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set your d.v.r. so you can watch us later. that's tonight's "cbs even g news," i'm n >> judge judy: she is now at a dead stop talking to an old high school chum. >> announcer: stuck in a parking lot behind a rude driver. >> judge judy: why were you doing that? >> i didn't talk more than five minutes. >> judge judy: five minutes is too long! that's being disrespectful. >> announcer: then they took the rage out of the road. >> not once, twice, but three times she maneuvers in front of me and cuts me off. >> judge judy: and what do you do, mr. fisher? >> i jump out of the car. >> judge judy: now we have a problem. >> announcer: "judge judy." you are about to enter the courtroom of you are about to enter the courtroom of judge judith sheindlin. captions paid for by cbs television distribution 20-year-old fallon alaniz and her sister, sofia alaniz, are suing chad fisher for car-repair costs resulting from a road-rage incident. >> byrd: order! all rise! your honor, this is case number 115 on the calendar in
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the matter of alaniz vs. fisher. >> judge judy: thank you. >> byrd: you're welcome, judge. parties have been sworn in. you may be seated. folks, have a seat. >> judge judy: who was driving? raise your hand. were you in the car? >> no, ma'am. >> judge judy: you can sit down. but you own the car? >> yes, ma'am. >> judge judy: but you were the driver? >> yes. >> judge judy: now, mr. fisher, i'm gonna start with you. i have to create a visual picture of this so that everybody out there, including myself, understands so they can relate to what happened. >> okay. >> judge judy: you're driving through a parking lot? >> yes. >> judge judy: it's not a big parking lot. >> no, very small, and there was construction being done. >> judge judy: and you were leaving the parking lot? >> yes. >> judge judy: you had parked there? >> no, i actually had gone to the park, and then i had gone through the parking lot because there was construction on the street. >> judge judy: so you were not going through the parking lot to use it for any legitimate reason, you were doing to circumvent traffic. >> correct. >> judge judy: now, miss alaniz was in her car in the moving traffic lane in that parking


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