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eating with someone very boring. >> paul, what is the escape word? >> i have no idea. captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: tonight the breaking news just coming in, the travel mask mandate lifted. the big news that you won't need to wear your mask on a pher pubc transportation. this after a judge's shocking ruling. mask confusion at airports after the surprising order. but in one of america's largest cities, an indoor mask mandate is reinstated. what is means for you. russia's new attacks. tonight ukrainian president zelenskyy announces putin's forces have launch aid new offensive after missiles strublg and killed seven in leviv a city close to the polish border. cyberthreats on the homeland. the new interview from "60 minutes," could russia blow up an oil refinery in the u.s.?
>> gun violence across america. the bloody weekend with three mass shootings leave two dead and dozens injured. what is leading to the rise in violence. >> severe weather threats, april nor'easter brings rain, high winds and possibly ten inches of snow to pennsylvania and new york. toight's treacherous travel conditions. but the chilly weather didn't stop the return of the white house easter egg roll. >> new deadly ride reports. tonight the results of thet ad o eye 14 year old sliding out of a harness and falling to his death. and running for history, how women changed the boston marathon. >> this is the cbs evening news with norah o'donnell. reporting from the nation's capitol. >> o'donnell: good evening and thank you for joining us as we start a new week together. nont we have breaking news for the first time in more than a year the travel mask mandate is
not in effect. that means that the tsa will not enforce the rule at airports and other transportation hubs. now the new comes after a federal judger in florida today ruled that the cdc exceeded its authority and failed to follow proper rulemaking. the question now is whether the federal government will appeal that judge's decision. also the association of flight attendants is weighing in urging calm from passengers saying it usually take 24-s to 48 hours to implement new procedures. now the cdc still recommends mask for all travelers. now all this comes as covid-19 cases are once again on the rise drifern by the ba.2 subvariant. nikki battiste will start us off from philadelphia where an indoor mask mandate was just reinstated. a lot of news to get to good evening, nikki. >> norah, good evening. we are just getting some clarity from the administration about that judge's ruling today saying that they are reviewing the judge's order but that for now the ta-- tsa will not enforce
the mask mandate on transportation adding that all of this confusion as you mentioned, there is a new mask mandate here in philadelphia that took effect today. that means about 20,000 fans heading too this 76ers game tonight will once again have to mask up. >> you can now fly or ride the buses and trains maskfree. tonight the cdc announced its mask mandate on public transportation is no longer in effect and won't be enforced. the move comes just hours after pay federal judge in florida ruled it was unlawful. today a u.s. district judge said the court accepts the cdc's argument that massks limit covid spread but that alone was not sufficient to exceed the agency's authority. infectious disease specialist dr. celine gounder says it is still too soon. >> we don't now how the ba .2 variance-- variant wil play out across the country. >> as of right now my advice as a physician to anybody traveling
on a plane would be to continue wearing a mask when are you traveling on public transportation, including on an airplane. >> meanwhile philadelphia is the only u.s. city bringing back indoor masks as a precaution, there has been a 67 percent increase in covid cases in the last ten days. that san average of over 200 covid cases per day. >> i think it is unsafe. >> philadelphia restaurant owner yes hooda sichel is concerned the revived mandate will hurt business again. >> when masks were mandated, people are less inclined to out to the city. the city, there are a lot of people that live in the city but really the city thrives off people coming from the suburbs. >> a group of 22 business owners and residents is suing the city seeking to overturn the mask mandate. >> philadelphia actually did away with the cdc guidelines as the standard and they have invented their own guidelines. they are making this stuff up. >> in response to the lawsuit the city says it has the legal authority. >> the role of the cdc is really
to provide minimum guidelines in terms of what is safe. so a city like philadelphia can decide to be more aggressive about what they require and other places might choose not to be so aggressive. >> it is unclear whether airlines will now implement their own mask rules but mat jort of airlines have been asking to drop the mask requirements and to reiterate what you said, norah, the cdc is still recommending wearing a mask on public transportation. norah. >> o'donnell: nikki battiste with all that news, thank you. >> let's turn now to overseas where russia is ramping up its attacks on ukraine with a barrage of new missile strikes across the country, most of today's rocket attacks har getted cities in eastern ukraine why president volodymyr zelenskyy says the battle for donbas has begun. krises livesay reports tonight from kyiv. >> the next chapter of the war is here. russian troops have begun the battle for donbas, says you you
cranian president zelenskyy. a major development after russian troops pulled back from kyiv and turned their attention to the east, setting the stage for major clashes of tanks and heavy artillery unlike anything we've seen since world war ii. ukraine said. but there are no safe havens. russian air strikes killed at least seven people. the first known deaths in leviv close to the polish border and a refuge for those fleeing the fighting. in kharkiv close to the russian border, shelling offers no rest for the wounded or the medics there to save them. but nowhere is the terror more total than mariupol, diehard defenders holed up in a steel mill refuse to give up despite russia's ultimatum, su rend are or die. it's a vin dictiveness ukrainians trace to russian setbacks like the moskva, this unverified image appears to show
russia warship struck by ukrainian missiles in the black sea last week. and chernihiv a city that was supposed to mark a swift russian victory north of kyiv but instead a triumph for ukraine shooting down this russian bomber last month. it crashed into this home killing the owner but shockingly no more. its pay load failing to explode when it landed on a door's doorstep. but elsewhere, the bombs worked, this one stilling-- killing some 50 people in an parmt bloc, one of the deadliest single strikes of the war. >> all of a sudden i was covered in sharylted glass, says larisa, she take he moose knee her bunker where they have been hiding for more than a month. with are a afraid they will come back. >> the war goes on, we don't know what is waiting are is out there. >> and tonight nowhere feel morse vulnerable than eastern
ukraine. where fighting is intensifying. president zelenskyy said no matter how many russia soldiers are brought here we will fight, we will defend ourselves and not give up anything that is not ukrainian. norah? >> o'donnell: chris livesay in ukraine, thank you. and stay safe. tonight there is growing concern about russian threats here at home. u.s. authorities warn that the kremlin could launch cyberattacks on american soivment experts say this could im ethpublicto banks to the eney sector. "60 minutes," cbs's bill chit ker spoke with dmitri alperovitch of crowdstrike and a member of the homeland security advisory council. >> so all of these things they can do. what is the one that troubles you the most. >> an attack on the oil & gas industry where they go after the safety systems again. and it can cause cascading effects and fires and potentially explosions and people die.
>> to require a response as were you saying could escalate. >> it absolutely would. >> not just a cyberwar but a real war. >> it is a real concern and the reality is we have seen the russian in cyberspace do some things that we thought were just nuts. that were so provocative, so esculatory and you look at that and say who is controlling these guys. when the united states opens operation, there is an army of lawyers say looking at that operation saying are you going to cause casualties or anything disfortunate. they don't have any of that in russia. and that lead us down a very dark path. >> o'donnell: bill whitaker joins us in new york. that sounds really alarming. you point out the russians have already targeted a refinery in the past, right? >> yes, they have, norah. in 2017 russian hackers launched a cyberattack against a huge oil refinery in saudi arabia that targeted those safety control systems. in this cays, the hackers made a
small coding mistake and they ended up shutting down the refinery instead of triggering a deadly explosion. but the experts have told us, russian hackers learn from their mistakes. >> o'donnell: it is really interesting. and do we know is there any indication that russians are preparing for a similar cyberattack now? >> well, just last week the u.s. government issued a warning about a new piece of mallwear dubbed pipedream, one cybersecurity expert told us the initial targets are liquified natural gas and electric power sites sites in north america. the malware is expected to be of russian origin and it's far more advanced and versatile than what was used in saudi arabia. norah? >> o'donnell: bill whitaker of "60 minutes," thank you. >> now to the weather where a rare late season nor'easter is threatening to bring heavy snow and strong winds from michigan to new england. let's bring in chris warren from our partner tess weather channel. good evening, chris. >> good evening, norah. this is going to be an impactful
late season snow for parts of the northeast with several inches expected is making for a rough morning commute tomorrow for a lot of areas. we're going to see a lot of this snow during the overnight it is going to be marginal in terms of temperatures so right around the freezing mark which is going to lead to some of that very heavy and very wet snow that is expected toe duri the ove in the dayd a foot to a foot d y wet snead ned trees anpoweout.>>nks. >> well, tonight, police in south carolina and pittsburgh are investigating three mass shootings over the weekend that left two teenagers dead and doses of other people wounded. the shootings are the latest in a wave of violence plaguing america's cities and fueled by a flood of illegal guns. here's cbs's jeff pegues.
>> the easter holiday weekend didn't bring health to america's streets. >> they got shot. >> in south carolina there were two mass shootings, 14 people wounded when gunshots erupted at this mall. another nine hurt after a shooting in a club run out of this home. >> in pittsburgh two 17 year olds were killed and ten wounded after more than 100 rounds were fired inside a packed underage party early sunday morning. scots schubert is a pittsburgh police chief. >> how would you characterize this kind of violence? >> senseless. i mean there is no need for this. it is just, it breaks your heart when you start thinking bh what happened in pittsburgh. it seems like eve just, you look and you see it is happening somewhere else. >> in the first four months of the year there have been 144 mass shootings. among them, new york city subway
shooting, six killed and 12 wounded in downtown sacramento, two dead in cedar rapid, eye watch. ten shot on spring break in dallas. the number two official at the atf told us guns used by criminals are being modified and turned into fully automatic weapons. >> we haven't seen so many machine guns used in crimes since prohibition. >> the so called ghost guns have no reg separation-- registration number meaning there is no way to trace them back to the original owner. >> the fbi and police searching this townhouse in buffalo found a ghost gun tied to a triple shooting. another pressing issue for law enforcement is the rising number of juveniles committing gun crimes, many of whom have been previously arrested. >> we see sometimes it is the same person over and over again. and that is frustrated t is frustrating for us and for the community and frustrating for the victims who are injured in these assaults.
>> before the local police chiefs are blaming the court system for releasing too many violents criminals and setting low bonds in response. some court systems call those allegations speculation. during the interview with us today when asked about rising crime, pittsburgh's police chief told us that he believes that it is going to get worse before it gets better. >> o'donnell: jeff pegues, thank you. there are tragic new details tonight in the investigation into a 14 year old boy a fatal fall last month from an amusement park road in orlando, florida. we get more from cbs's manuel bojorquez. >> this report confirms our department findings of the operator of the orlando drop tower made manual adjustments to the ride resulting it in being unsafe. >> a forensic investigation into what lead to the death of 14 year old tyre sampson last month on the orlando free fall ride highlights a sensor on the ride's harnesses that signals when the gap below the harness is near three inches.
what the report calls normal. it says the sensor on sampson seat was manually loosened, adjusted and tightened to allow restraint opening of near seven inches which may have grown to as much as ten inches as the ride's 07 mile per hour drop and he slipped out. >> these allow the safety light to illuminate. improperly satisfying the ride's electronic safety mechanisms that allow the ride to operate. >> investigators also said the manufacturers maximum weight for the 400 foot free fall ride was 250 pounds. and sampson, an 8th grade football stand out from missouri weighed more than 300 pounds. >> my understanding it was seats one and seat two only that were adjusted and presumably to allow for larger riders. which should not have happened. based on the manufacturers guidelines. >> the ride remains closed. an attorney for the rides owner
slingshot group said in a statement it has fully cooperated with investigators and that the company followed all procedure, protocols and safety measures provided by the ride's manufacturer. norah? >> o'donnell: manny bojorquez, thank you. and still ahead on tonight's cbs evening news, the investigation into the grew some plurd of a new york city mother whose body was found in a duffle bag. and the u.s. postal service announces plans to cut cost. how will it impact delivery times.
>> o'donnell: tonight the new york city plises department is looking for the killer of a woman whose body wade a buffel m her home in queens, nypd searched the family's garage and left with evidence, police forces tell cbs the 51 year old mother of two was stabbed more than 50 times an suffered blunt force tram blanca the u.s. postal service said today it is lowing slivero delivery time for more than a third of all first class packages as part of this effort to lower costs and reduce its reliance on air transportation. instead it will use more trains and trucks. the new policy scheduled to go into effect may 1s will add up to one or two days for some packages traveling long distances most package delivery times will be uneffected. and coming up, you don't want to miss this story about the boston marathon and the women who ran for equality.
>> o'donnell: the boston marathon is always a special day for hundreds of thousands of runners and spectators from all around the world. one of this year's inspiring stories is adrienne haslett who lost her leg in the 2013 bombing attack. the former professional ballroom dancer is the epitome of boston strong. this is also the 50th anniversary since women were feskto officially allowed to compete. the historical moment honored by many women who ran today. here's cbs's nancy chen. >> 75 year old val rog she is committee is suspect just take on the tbons marathon, as one of the first eight women officially allowed into the race. >> pretty crazy to think of 50 years ago, eight people standing on the line and here we are with thousands of women. >> why weren't women allowed to run in the boston marathon before 1972. >> part of it was just social convention it wasn't good for women to sweat it wasn't good for women to have big muscles.
>> it wasn't good for women to be strong. >> there, that say good one right there, yeah. >> but since 1972 only men could compete, there were few women did crash the race. so those first eight understood what was at stake. >> so to year nobody watched, nobody drops out for sure. >> they all finished. >> today rogosheske tackled the course once again, this time with her daughters. >> more and more i really see my mom made change, made history. my mom made history. >> now more than 10,000 are following in her footsteps. >> so i'm just thinking about yeah, the cycle of life and it's almost like handing the baton to them. and it makes me feel very, very good. >> nancy chen, cbs news, boston. >> o'donnell: some of the strongest people i know, congratulations, we'll be right back.
in our nation's capitol. >> judge judy: so you had a long-term, live-in relationship. >> announcer: from loving couple... >> judge judy: the relationship broke down. >> announcer: ...to stubborn roommates. >> judge judy: neither one of you wanted to leave the apartment. >> announcer: but she still leaned on her ex. >> judge judy: how did you split the rent? >> i paid my half. when she couldn't afford her half, i had to cover it. >> judge judy: you didn't fulfill your end of the obligation. once she becomes your roommate, she's got to pay her bills! >> 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 ryan riemenschneider is suing his ex-girlfriend, kathryn anderson, for unpaid rent. >> byrd: order! all rise! this is case number 166 on the calendar in the matter of riemenschneider vs. anderson. >> judge judy: thank you. >> byrd: you're welcome, judge. parties have been sworn in.
you may be seated. sir, have a seat. >> judge judy: mr. riemenschneider, you and the defendant were a couple and rented an apartment together. what month and year did you lease the apartment? >> originally we leased the apartment several years ago. i think it's in july of 2013. >> judge judy: did you renew the lease? >> yes. >> judge judy: the last renewal of the lease was when? >> that would have been last year. >> judge judy: month? >> month, i would say probably around june. >> judge judy: and then there came a time when the relationship broke down, and that was when? >> i couldn't exactly give a date, your honor. >> judge judy: how about a month? >> a month? i would say -- >> judge judy: do you know? >> mm-hmm. >> judge judy: what month? >> thanksgiving day last year, 2015. >> judge judy: okay. now, so, you had a long-term, live-in relationship. you renewed the lease at least twice. did you own two cars? >> separate vehicles? yes. >> judge judy: yes. you had a job? >> yes, part-time. i was going to school full-time, as well. >> judge judy: how were you supporting yourself other than the part-time job? >> student loans, grants, and scholarships that i received. >> judge judy: and what were you
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