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for more news download the cbs news app on your cell phone or connected tv. i'm tom hanson, cbs news, new york. it's wednesday, april 6th, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." deadly storms. at least two people are killed after a tornado touched down in the south. we're taking a look at the damage across several states. new sanctions. the u.s. is taking more action against russia as the president of ukraine tells world leaders they're failing to protect his country. as of right now i feel like i am going to play, as of right now. improbable comeback. tiger woods plans on teeing off at the masters. what he's saying about his career ahead of the tournament. well, good morning, and good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin severe weather in the south.
authorities say at least two people have died, one in georgia and one in texas, after tornadoes and powerful storms swept through the region. one of the hardest hit areas of bryan county in eastern georgia. a suspected tornado ripped apart a roof of a local courthouse an reported in the area. surveillance video captured a possible twister near jackson, mississippi. it knocked over trees and left thousands of people without power. at one point last night, some 50,000 homes and businesses were left in the dark from eastern texas to south carolina. mark strassmann takes a look at the damage. >> reporter: what you're seeing is a tornado, allendale, south carolina. >> reporter: the skies lit up with tornadoes tearing across the south. this giant twister was seen outside of allendale, south carolina, the town of about 3,000 people is believed of to taken a direct hit. the system spawned at least 25 tornadoes across the south. it moved through several states
including louisiana, alabama, and mississippi. in texas at least four people had to be rescued from flash flooding. through south carolina and georgia the storm downed trees and power lines and left a trail of damage. one woman was home here when the storm hit. she's fine. her neighbor's house was also hit. they told us in that moment it sounded like a bomb went off. mark strassmann, cbs news, decatur, georgia. the u.s. and its european allies will impose tough new sanctions on russia today including a ban on all new investments in russia. it comes after new evidence emerged of war crimes against ukrainian civilians. the biden administration is also sending an additional $100 million worth of military equipment to ukraine. in the ukrainian city of lviv, hundreds of yellow and blue candles were lit during a vigil to honor civilians killed in the invasion. laura podesta is in new york with the latest on this. laura, good morning.
>> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. russia's now pulled out of most of northern ukraine in order to focus on the donbas region. ukraine's president says that the atrocities we're seeing in cities like bucha are just the beginning of the devastation left behind by russian troops. the white house is ramping up the economic pressure on moscow and bolstering ukraine's military prowess. >> the biggest part of our objective is to deplete the resources that vladimir putin has to continue his war against ukraine. >> reporter: new sanctions will ban all new investment in russia and impose additional penalties on government officials and their family members. the biden administration is also sending $100 million worth of javelin anti-armor missiles to ukraine. >> translator: russia wants to turn ukraine into silent slaves. >> reporter: ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy told the united nations security council it is failing to stop russia's
brutality and showed them gruesome images from the town of bucha. tanya nedashkivska says her husband was taken away by russian troops. she found his body dumped at the bottom of a staircase. he's now buried in their garden. russia's ambassador to the u.n. accused ukraine of staging the atrocities. >> during the time that the town has been under the control of the russian armed forces, not a single local resident has suffered from any violent action. >> reporter: but u.s. officials say the reports of what's happening are more than credible. >> it's a deliberate campaign to kill, to torture, to rape. >> reporter: secretary of state antony blinken is at nato headquarters this week to discuss new ways to help ukraine. nato's secretary general says military and cybersecurity assistance as well as humanitarian aid are among the contributions nato can make. anne-marie? >> laura podesta in new york, % thank you so much.
former president trump's daughter and senior adviser ivanka testified virtually before the house committee investigating the january 6th attack on the u.s. capitol. she reportedly testified for about eight hours yesterday. ivanka trump was in the oval office on jan 6th. lawmakers said that they wanted to talk to her about a phone call her father had about trying to pressure then-vice president pence to reject the results of the 2020 presidential election. two more people are under arrest in connection with a mass shooting in sacramento that left six people dead and a dozen others hurt. 27-year-old smiley martin was arrested yesterday while hospitalized with bullet wounds from the shooting. he's accused of having a machine gun that a law enforcement source says was used in the attack. his brother, 26-year-old dandrae martin, was arrested monday as a related suspect. he appeared in court yesterday on assault and firearms charges. police are trying to determine how the brothers allegedly obtained the weapons.
>> our focus now is finding every single fact available to us, locating every piece of evidence, and gleaning the evidence to get justice for the victims. >> a third suspect was arrested, but he's not accused of taking part in the shooting. authorities were trying to determine if a street fight outside a nightclub may have sparked the shooting. a bill that would make performing an abortion in oklahoma a felony is heading to the governor's desk. the state legislature gave final approval to the measure yesterday. anyone convicted of providing an abortion could face up to ten years in prison and about $100,000 fine. the only exception is to save the life of the mother. republican governor kevin stitt is -- has indicated he will sign the bill. tiger woods is back. golf's biggest star says that he will play the masters as long as he's feeling well. it's been just over a year since a car crash almost ended his career. here's jim axelrod.
i don't show up to an event unless i think i can win it. >> reporter: tiger woods is back at the masters. the 46-year-old five-time champion confirmed what many of his fans were hoping to hear. >> as of now i feel like i am going to play. >> reporter: just 14 months ago woods severely injured his right leg in a car accident. he needed multiple surgeries just to walk again and at times wasn't sure if he'd ever return to the tour. >> we've worked hard to get to this point. i can hit it just fine. and i'm -- i don't have any qualms about what i can do physically from a golf standpoint. it's now walking is the hard part. >> reporter: woods played in a pro am with his son in december but has not competed in a pga event since 2020. here in augusta as speculation grew about a comeback after he arrived sunday and began practicing. if you hadn't been able to go, would you be satisfied with your career here and your career in
general? >> i think -- i think 82's a pretty good number and 15's not too bad either. >> reporter: that's 82 pga tournament wins and 15 major championships. woods will play another practice its round and give it a go thursday if he feels well. whether he can regain his championship form remains to be seen, but no one is counting him out. jim axelrod, cbs news, augusta, georgia. coming up, twitter welcomes a new board member, how elon musk plans to shake up the social media platform. and beware of foxes. people around the u.s. capitol are being warned after a congressman was attacked. this is the "cbs morning news." your record label is taking off. but so is your sound engineer. you need to hire. i need indeed. indeed you do. indeed instant match instantly delivers quality candidates matching your job description. visit indeed.com/hire
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he said that he is feeling fine and grateful to be vaccinated and boosted. schiff said that he will quarantine and follow cdc guidelines. he did not say how he might have contracted the virus. there's a fox warning around the capitol, and twitter has a new board member. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." "the new york times" reports elon musk has joined twitter's board of directors. it comes a day after it was disclosed that musk had acquired a 9.2% stake in the company making him the largest shareholder. in a tweet he said he was looking forwd icant provem to twitter. on monday musk a twitter poll asking users if they wanted an edit button. and yesterday the company said that it would test an edit feature for tweets on its paid service, twitter blue. the "associated press" says former president barack obama returned to the white house for the first time since leaving office in 2017. he joined president biden yesterday to mark the 12th anniversary of the affordable care act. obama called it the high point of his time as president and also talked about the
accomplishments that he and mr. biden had achieved during their eight years in the white house. >> we helped save the global economy, made record investments in clean energy, we put guardrails on our financial system, but nothing made me prouder than providing better health care and more protections to millions of people across this country. [ applause ] >> president biden also announced a proposed change to the aca that could provide financial help for families struggling to pay for health "the washington post" says an aggressive fox was caught on the grounds of the u.s. capitol after biting several people. animal control officers were able to capture the fox yesterday, but officials warned there could be more in the area. california congressman ami bera said that he was attacked on monday while walking near one of the senate office buildings. he said he used his umbrella to fend off the animal and is undergoing a series of rabies shots as a precaution. still ahead, a new look for
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the dow lost 280 points. the nasdaq fell 328, and the s&p 500 was down 57. people paying off their federal student loans may get more time. the biden administration is expected to extend the freeze on federal student loan repayments through august 31st. the loan payments were set to resume on may 1st. no payments have been required on most federal student loans since the pandemic began in march, 2020, with interest and past collections on hold, as well. jetblue has made a surprise bid to buy spirit airlines. the $3.6 billion offer comes after frontier airlines put in their cash and stock offer worth $2.9 billion back in february. frontier's shares have since fallen, reducing the value of that offer. spirit airlines said its board will evaluate and decide what's best for its shareholders. and everyone's favorite baseball stadium snack just got a new teammate. move over cracker jack, and make room for cracker jill. for a limited time, frito-lay is
adding a female version of the famous treat to celebrate women in sports. to mark the occasion, they unveiled a reimagined version of a classic baseball song. let's listen -- ♪ take me out to the crowd buy me some peanuts and cracker jill ♪ ♪ no one can stop you if you have the will so let's ♪ >> that is singer normani with the updated "take me out to the ball game." cracker jill will be at concession stands around the country just as baseball season begins. prize inside included, anne-marie. >> i can't wait to see what the prizes are inside. and it's not just this which is a great idea, but the company's donating $200,000 to the women's sports foundation. and you can get your hands those bags just in case i think if you don't go to see a ball game, i think you can just donate, as well, to the foundation and get a bag which i might get all five. i don't know, bradley. >> it meets the moment.
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michelangelo is set to be auctioned in paris next month. the drawing of a nude man is expected to fetch close to $40 million. according to christie's it was drawn at the end of the 15th century and is probably the earliest surviving nude studied by michelangelo. >> this drawing is i think one of the most exciting discoveries made in a long time. it's a work by the fairly young michelangelo made around the time he was 20 and was living in florence, his native town. >> christie's will display it before it's auctioned on may 18th. coming up, a message from colin kaepernick about his new children's book "i color myself different." and we'll speak with the book's illustrator. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." "
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and in california there's a startup company trying to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions by creating a new alternative meat. carter evans explains. we're going to make air protein -- >> reporter: a classic indian dish with a twist. >> it looks like regular chicken the way it cooks. it gets that little crust on the outside there. >> that's the beauty of it. >> reporter: physicist lisa dyson is the founder and ceo of air protein, and cbs news is getting an exclusive look at a product she says has the taste and texture of meat but does not come from animals. it's created using a fermentation process similar to making yogurt. but instead of using microbes to consume milk and sugar, air protein uses microbes that eat oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide. how does it work? >> you start off with cultures, then you feed it elements of the air, and it grows and grows and grows just like that yogurt culture. you dry that, and you get to a protein-rich flour. >> reporter: that can be process
-- processed to mimic chicken, seafood, and beef. >> we can grow enough material to make a steak in a matter of hours. >> reporter: the concept for air protein came from nasa in the '60s as a way to recycle the co2 astronauts exhale and turn it into food. dyson developed the technology to help fight climate change. >> the food industry today produces more greenhouse gases than the entire transportation sector. what's going to happen when we have ten billion people -- >> bon appetit. >> really good. >> reporter: for now we'll have to take dyson's word for it. she says only a small circle of people including investors have tried it. when are we going to get to the point where outsiders like me can try it? >> very soon. not yet, but very soon. >> reporter: air chicken is still in the beginning phase of the usda approval process. it could hit store shelves early next year when ultimately consumers will decide if it indeed tastes like chicken. carter evans, cbs news, los angeles. coming up on "cbs mornings,"
an update on the new dominant omicron subvariant ba.2. we'll speak with dr. celine gounder. and jim carrey talks to gayle king about his role as dr. robotnik in "sonic the hedgehog 2." and a message from colin kaepernick about his new children's book, "i color myself different." and we'll speak with the illustrator. 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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