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on your cellphone or connected tv. i'm matt pieper, cbs news new york. ♪ it's friday, june 17th, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." underground safe room. new photos show the protection around mike pence during the capitol attack as rioters got within 40 feet of the former vice president. stocks slide. another massive selloff on wall street over fears of a recession. president biden's new comments on the economic downturn. the fourth title in eight years. the doves' dynasty is still very much alive. >> nba champions. the golden state warriors win another title as their star player achieves a career first. good morning, and good to be with you. i'm anne-mar details about the safety of
former vice president mike pence during the capitol riot. during its third public hearing yesterday, the house committee investigating the attack showed photos of pence taking shelter in an underground safe room at the capitol. a mob chanting "hang mike pence" came within 40 feet of him. he also -- we also learned more about the pressure president trump and his aides placed on pence to overturn the results of the 2020 election. debra alfarone is in washington with the latest on all of this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. and the committee says that they knew that former president trump's lawyer, john eastman, actually knew that this plan to pressure former vp mike pence to single handedly reject what the electors wanted was illegal. still, they say, that trump pressured pence. he called him names, he tweeted about him, and he put his life in danger. testimony yesterday in the
january 6th hearing indicated president trump was told by several close aides and vice president mike pence that not certifying joe biden's white house victory was illegal and unconstitutional. but witnesses told the house select committee investigating the january 6th insurrection that president trump and his advisers continued to put intense pressure on pence to carry out his wishes. >> there is no justifiable basis to conclude that the vice president has that kind of authority. >> reporter: a white house counsel testified that he told john eastman, a lawyer for president trump, that overturning joe biden's victory would spark outrage. >> you're going to cause riots in the streets. >> reporter: during the riots aimed at stopping the vote certification, a mob came within 40 feet of where pence and others had been evacuated. the panel's timeline showed that even during the attack that endangered pence's life, mr. trump tweeted that his vp lacked courage. photos that the house select
committee shows for the first time captured pence taking shelter in an underground safe room. >> he was determined that we would complete the work that we had set out to do that day. >> reporter: in another development, the committee sent a written request to interview supreme court justice clarence thomas' wife ginni. she exchanged messages with eastman in the days leading up to january 6th. and back to eastman. after january 6, it turns out that the committee says eastman had asked for a pardon, a pardon he did not get. anne-marie? >> very interesting. debra alfarone in washington. thank you very much. breaking overnight, two people were killed and a third person wounded after a shooting at an alabama church. it happened last night at an episcopal church near birmingham. police say a lone gunman entered the church as a small group of people were meeting and began firing.
authorities say officers rushed to the scene, and the suspect was taken into custody. there's no word on a motive. the state department is looking into whether a third american has gone missing in ukraine. the families of two other u.s. veterans possibly captured by russia are desperate for information on their whereabouts. chris livesay reports from ukraine. >> reporter: they had just gotten engaged -- >> we decided to get engaged so we can get married when he comes back. >> reporter: now joy black doesn't know when or if that will happen. the whereabouts of her fiance, 27-year-old andy hunyh, along with 39-year-old alex drueke are still unknown. their families say hunyh did humanitarian work with church o fit, buth drueke ai ended up on the front line. >> i hope we can get answers and find out where they are and get them home. that's all i want is andy back. >> reporter: both men from
alabama were fighting with a unit of foreign volunteers when something went wrong. their fellow soldiers called drueke's mom bonnie to tell her the news. >> all but two of the people had made it back, and alex and andy were the two that had not reported in yet. >> reporter: the kremlin has not confirmed their capture, but russian state media wasted no time discussing their punishment. based on the precedent there will be a death sentence, presenter asked this lawmaker. yes, there are no other options. an unthinkable fate for alex's mom. >> i'm not worried about him being in the russian hands, not because of russia but because i know is alex's character. he is brave. he is tough. he is well trained. there's part of him that's going, yes, i can do this. >> reporter: the timing and circumstances are ominous for the americans who went missing here in the kharkiv region. just last week a russian-backed
separatist court sentenced a moroccan and two british p.o.w.s to death for fighting alongside ukrainians. chris livesay, cbs news, kharkiv, ukraine. president biden says the american people are, quote, really, really down after the last two years. in an interview with the "associated press," mr. biden pointed to the pandemic, the ups and downs of the economy, and surging gas prices that are hitting families hard. the president also talked about the possibility of a recession. he said, quote, first of all, it's not inevitable. secondly, we're in a stronger position than any nation in the world to overcome this inflation. if it's my fault, why is it the case in every other major industrial country in the world that inflation is higher? you ask yourself that. i'm not being a wise guy. [ applause ] [ bell ] on wall street, though, stocks tumbled sharply again yesterday. the dow lost 741 points, falling
below 30,000 for the first time since january of last year. the nasdaq was down 453 points, and the s&p 500 shed 123 points. one market analyst said that the recent downturn has erased nearly $3 trillion from u.s. retirement accounts since the end of 2021. and mortgage rates have surged to their highest level since 2008. freddie mac reports that the 30-year rate climb to 5.78% this week, that's likely to keep going up, too, as the federal reserve continues raising interest rates to fight inflation. well, some good news -- the golden state warriors are back in familiar territory as nba champions. they won their seventh title defeating the celtics 103-90 in game six of the finals. it's the warriors' fourth championship in the last eight seasons. steph curry was asked what it was like to be named the series mvp for the first time in his career.
>> amazing, one, amazed we took advantage of the opportunity of getting back here. we hear all the chatter. at the end of the day it's about what we do on the floor. >> the warriors won their last title four years ago. coming up, florida vaccine controversy. why a covid vaccine for young children may be delayed in that state. and later, ready, set, click. amazon announces the dates for this year's prime day sales event. this is the "cbs morning news." this summer, dinosaurs are in our world. pet dinosaur? i'll take ♪ ♪e of you. [ growling ] [ screaming ] [ growling ] shh. nice and quiet. hey! look! it's your mom! hot dog? [ growling ]
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says that he left the state last week on a long scheduled personal trip with his wife before the flooding hit. a bill to help veterans exposed to toxic fumes has crossed a major hurdle, and why a covid vaccine for young children may be delayed in florida. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." "the tampa bay times" reports florida governor ron desantis defended his decision not to preorder covid vaccine for kids under 5. florida's the only state that has not preordered vaccines for young children in anticipation of final approval from federal health regulators. desantis says the risks outweigh the benefits, but it will be available to parents who want it for their kids. >> doctors can get it, hospitals can get it. but there's not going to be any state programs that are going to be trying to get covid jabs to infants and toddlers and newborns. that's not something that we think is appropriate. >> the white house says the availability of shots for kids in florida could be delayed
without preorders. and "politico" says that the senate overwhelmingly approved a bill to provide enhanced medical and disability benefits to millions of veterans suffering from health issues linked to toxic burn pits. the u.s. military used jet fuel to burn tires, batteries, medical waste, and other materials in open burn pits for years in iraq and afghanistan. it estimates more than three million veterans were exposed to the toxic fumes. president biden urged the house to approve the measure quickly so he can sign it. and the "associated press" says the leaders of four european nations expressed their support for ukraine in a meeting with president volodymer zelenskyy in kyiv. the heads of france, germany, italy, and romania vowed to back ukraine's efforts to join the european union. they also pledged more weapons to help ukraine defend itself in the war with russia. france, germany, and italy have all faced criticism for failing to give ukraine the weapons it's asked for. still to come, a jolly green roadside attraction.
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>> reporter: lyft pays up reaching a $25 million settlement with shareholders. it's over allegations that the company hid safety problems including sexual assaults by drivers prior to its initial public offering in 2019. if approved by a judge, the money would go to shareholders not directly those who have been victim to and reported such incidents. lyft denied wrongdoing in agreeing to settle. get your mouse and keyboard ready. amazon has announced its prime day dates, and they're in less than a month. amazon holds the event every year to offer deep discounts and to build loyalty with its prime subscribers. last year's event raked in $11 billion. as for this year, the amazon prime day sales event is july 12th and 13th. that's a tuesday and wednesday. and a whole bunch of american hot spots will be hosting the fifa world cup in 2026. of the 16 cities chosen, 11 of them are here in the u.s. they are atlanta, boston,
dallas, houston, kansas city, los angeles, miami, new york and new jersey, philadelphia, san francisco, and seattle. all are hoping for a big boost in sales on things like hotels and restaurants. the other cities chosen are in canada and mexico. that is your cbs "money watch" report for this friday morning. i'm matt pieper, cbs news, new york. there's a roadside attraction that is hard to miss in blue earth, minnesota. check out this 60-foot fiberglass statue of the jolly green giant. he weighs 8,000 pounds and has a four-foot-long smile. he wears a size 78 shoe. the city of blue earth was once home to the major canning company. >> it's neat. >> it's very cool. huge. >> he's maintained his physique pretty well over the years. >> probably eats a lot of green beans. >> the city holds giant days every july to celebrate the jolly green giant. up next, defending the dress.
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justin bieber is postponing more concerts as he recovers from a rare neurological disorder that has paralyzed half his face. his u.s. shows in june and july are being rescheduled. in a statement on instagram, tour officials said justin continues to receive the best medical care possible and is upbeat about his recovery. the owner of a famous gown worn by marlin monroe is denying allegations that the dress was damaged after kim kardashian wore it. kardashian walked the red carpet in the gown at the met gala last month. it has been reported that the dress has since shown some wear and tear. the gown's owner, ripley's believe it or not, said, quote, from the bottom of the met steps where kim got into the dress to ned,he dre waamnditst and wnba star sue bird has announced the 2022 season will be her last. the seattle storm 12-time all-star missed two seasons due to injuries.
bird won four championships with seattle where she spent her entire career. at the age of 41, she's the oldest player in the league. she's also a five-time olympic gold medalist. as for her retirement, bird said you just know when you know. and the westminster kennel club dog show kicks off this weekend in new york. 3,200 dogs and more than 200 breeds are expected to compete for best in show. that is the most since the 1970s. two new breeds are also being introduced including the russian toy dog which has had its share of controversy given the war in ukraine. >> i think a mild concern. we're more concerned about the participants who are coming. we have some other breeds named for countries in similar situations. we tend not to take that out against the dogs themselves. >> the top dog will be named on wednesday. and coming up on "cbs mornings," nbapertls nbu abouunching a new podcast
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our top stories this mornin never-before-seen photos of then-vice president mike pence sheltering in an underground safe room. rioters came within 40 feet of the vice president. the committee says that it will also ask ginni thomas, the wife of supreme court justice clarence thomas, for an interview to discuss her communications with trump advisers. a suspect is in custody after two people were killed and a third person wounded in a shooting at an alabama church. it happened last night at an episcopal church near birmingham. police say a lone gunman entered the church as a small group of people were meeting and began firing. there's no word on a motive. there's renewed controversy about one of the most
sought-after pet products on the market. michael george explains. >> reporter: a popular flea and tick collar may not be safe for your pet, and lawmakers are renewing their call to take the seresto collar off the market. >> this particular collar has caused 100,000 incidents reported to the epa and over 2,500 pet deaths reported to the epa. >> reporter: following a 16 invesgati, a house om is ng to revamp its review process for products with pesticides, and is asking elanco, the company that makes the collar, to issue a volunteer recall. pet owners say the collars have led to skin irritation, seizures, and death. >> tigger had a collar around his neck at the time of his death. >> reporter: she blames it for the dog's sudden death. >> none of my other three dogs got sick or died. >> reporter: seresto collars
contain two different pesticides designed to ward off fleas and ticks. elanco says the collars are safe. >> the review of the team and data over ten years, 33 million dogs that have worn the collar, there's no linkage to the active ingredients to a pet death. >> reporter: at least for now the seresto collar is still available for purchase, but pet owners we spoke with are staying clear of it. >> it's scary, for sure scary. and i can't believe that they're still being sold on shelves. >> reporter: while the epa has not found cause to recall the collars, the group advises consumers who experience problems with any epa registered pet collar to notify their veterinarian and to contact the national pesticide information center. michael george, cbs news, new york. coming up on "cbs mornings," cbs news' lesley stahl stops by to reflect on the 50th anniversary of the watergate scandal in a new documentary airing tonight.
as we honor juneteenth, we'll take you to virginia to meet a woman who's been working to reclaim one of the largest african american gravesites in the country. and nba star iman shumpert talks with nate burleson about launching a new podcast called "iman amongst men." that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great weekend. ♪