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okay. >> i don't know if you can see it at all, but gary payton ii captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: tonight, the scary moment in new york city when a taxi jumps the curb, injuring six pedestrians. what happened? the story of more than a dozen new yorkers helping trying to lift the cab off of two women. the investigation tonight after a taxi loses control and plows on theo the sidewalk just blocks from the empire state building. the new details tonight. travel chaos at america's airports -- this couple missed a father's day celebration in las vegas. instead, they slept on the floor of the philadelphia airport. plus with the pain at the pump, what president biden is saying about a possible gas tax holiday. americans fighting in ukraine -- our exclusive interview with a
soldier who fought alongside the two men captured by russian separatists. >> i definitely feel a bit guilty. >> o'donnell: january 6th hearing and fake electors, as mike pence speaks in chicago today, our new reporting on what day four of tomorrow's hearing will focus on. our cbs news investigation tonight, some of the deadliest mass shootings in history were financed with credit cards, how the financial industry is resisting an effort to flag those suspicious purchases. a violent weekend across america. in new york city and the nation's capitol. and as we celebrate juneteenth, a forgotten pioneer of cycling who road into the history books is finally being recognized. >> o'donnell: good evening, and thank you for joining us. as we start start a new week together, tonight, a beautiful
day in new york city turned into a nightmare, for people in the heart of manhattan. police say a yellow cab collided with a cyclist before jumping the curb and then striking several people who were eating outside a bagel shop. authorities say a group of good samaritans rushed to help. six victims, including the taxi driver, were taken to a hospital for treatment. three people have life-threatening injuries. we have a lot of news to get to tonight, and cbs's meg oliver is going to start us off. she's there at the scene. good evening, meg. >> reporter: norah, good evening, the horrific scene played out during a businessio lunch hour this holiday. the debris is in front to have the bagel shop wherei jumped the curb and plowed into a group of people. >> it's a missed casualty -- a mass casualty incident. >> reporter: a bustling sidewalk on the flatiron district is chaos. a cab struck a cyclist and slowed down before jumping a
curve, speeding up, careening into pedestrian. >> can multiple injuries. >> reporter: police say the taxi pinned two women against a building wall, a woman was trapped underneath the car. >> a remarkable scene took place about 15 to 20 new yorkers attempted to pick this cab off these we can. >> the gruesomest thing i've ever seen. >> reporter: marc and garrett orpin saw the aftermath. >> one girl was missing a leg from the knee down and a compound frackingture. the lady was face down, her left leg was pretty bad. >> reporter: in all, six people were hurt incl includingy driver. bystanders helped before paramedics arrived. >> we were taking ice out, got a belt out to provide ay auzing. >> reporter: one witness sca drd thr appeared
soriatreated at a hospital. meantime, the police say that this may have been an accident, but the investigation continues. norah. >> o'donnell: just awful. meg oliver, thank you. tonight, airlines are working to get back on track after another weekend of travel nightmares due to weather and staffing shortages. airlines have counseled more than 5 p thousand 300 flights and delayed more than 32,000 others since thursday leaving prarnlingses frustrated and looking for answers. michael george is at new york international airport with the latest. >> it's terrible to fly now. >> reporter: mackenzie roberts should have spent her holiday weekend in las vegas, celebrating a wedding, two birthdays and father's day. instead, she and her boyfriend spent it sleeping on the philadelphia airport's floor after their american airlines flight was canceled, rebooked and canceled again. >> we cried, we were frustrated. it was terrible. i mean, we went home. we had no other choice.
>> reporter: boston's logan airport and new york's la guardia saw some of the worst cancellations. among the airlines, delta topped the list canceling over 900 flights, more than it canceled all of last summer. seems like noune.>> tst my bag a veurs to get here, now we are delayed and struggling with this. >> reporter: the airlines blame pilot shortages and bad weather in the midst of soaring demand. staffing shortages wll likely get worse before it gets petter says cbs news travel advisor peter greenberg. >> you can't hire a pilot to kick the tires, sit in the cockpit and fly the plane. training takes time. >> reporter: gas prices are sky high though since the national average dropped a few cents. mackenzie roberts says they will take their next vacation by car. >> need to stay away from
flying. >> you can't risk losing another vaation. >> i can't risk losing another vax. >> reporter: president biden will decide this weekend whether to have a federal gas tax holiday. you can save yourself headaches at the airports by not checking bags, avoiding connecting flights and buy travel insurance. >> o'donnell: hope this gets sorted out before july 4. thank you. shocking worgdz from the kremlin, commenting for the first time since two u.s. military veterans were captured in ukraine. putin's spokesman says they can't guarantee the men won't face the death penalty and that the americans should be hel calls crs agait russia. here's cbs'shris livesay. >> reporter: new footage and signs ife,he intersegres oftureamandy hnh a alex drushownn russi in u forward,llow amrican
insisting on hiding his identity with americans more r ever more at target. anything you would say to an diand alex? >> i would apologize because they sort of followed me out here. i definitely feel a bit guilty. we should have taken a closer look at more humanitarian options or training options. they wouldn't be in the situation they're in. >> reporter: in the latest russian video, drueke says he's been repeatedly beaten at at one point the two were bound, blindfolded and forced on their knees. drueke says he thought they would be executed. a separatist east sentenced two moroccans and another to death for fighting for ukraine. press secretary said drueke and huynh would not be afforded protections of the geneva convention. >> they're soldiers of fortune involved in illegal activities
on the territory of ukraine and involved in firing and she ritary personnel. >> our american volunteers -- are american volunteers making a difference in this conflict? >> would like to think so. people need to realize how intense it can be. >> reporter: intense is the word, especially here in the kharkiv area where an diand alex were fighting. we've witnessed increased shelling, you can hear the air raid sirens as we speak. down south on the black sea in odesa russia has struck yet another food warehouse. norah. >> o'donnell: please stay safe, chris livesay. thank you very much. in warrant attention is focusing on the january 6th committee hearing with another round of hearings set to get underway tomorrow. we heard from the form vice president since we learned how close the violent mob got to mike pence. bob costa attended and is here.
did mike pence respond to president trump at all? >> good evening, norah. he did not. in his first speech since last week's hearing, the former vice president ducked the topic and instead briefly called january 6th a tragic day and he did not address how the former president has in recent days said he didn't have the courage to overturn the 2020 election. it was an attempt to try to pivot away from january 6th, by the former vice president, as he eyes a potential 2024 presidential bid. doing so will be difficult. the house committee said today it still wants to hear from pence and might even issue him a subpoena. cbs news has new reporting on thursday's hearing, a key witness will be a republican statehouse speaker from arizona who will testify about the pressure campaign from trump and rudy giuliani. he will talk about how he decided to follow the rule of law. so will two georgia republican officials. they'll do the same and talk about how trump asked them to go
find 11,000 more votes, so that trump could swing the election to himself. norah. >> o'donnell: and we will be covering those hearings tomorrow. cbs news' robert costa, thank you. it was another violent weekend of mass shootings in america. here in d.c. a 15-year-old boy was killed and three adults including a police officer were wounded when shots were fired at an unsanctioned music festival. and in new york city, just this morning, 21-year-old darius lee, a star basketball player, at houston baptist university, was killed and eight other people wounded when gun fire rang out at a gathering in harlem. turning now to a new effort to curb rising gun violence. our cbs news investigation tonight revealing an effort that could track suspicious gun and ammo purchases is being blocked. here's cbs's jim axelrod. ( radio transmission ) >> reporter: some of the deadliest mass shootings in history and all financed with
credit cards. a shooter who terrorized a movie theater in 2012 charged guns, ammo and tactical gear. $26,000 was spent in orlando and a shooter who killed 59 at a music festival charged $90,000. they aren't bringing cash. >> they use credit cards. >> reporter: priscilla sims brown, president of the bank, says they charge trafficking. banks and credit card companies could use information to identify firearm sellers and when shoe shine particlers have their merchant code the nearly 9,000 stand alone gun sellers do not. so amalgamated tried to create one. >> you apply to a panel, a committee of sorts. it includes credit card companies.
>> master card, visa, american express, they all have representatives on this committee. >> that's right is that documents obtained by cbs news show the committee rejected amalgamated's application twice. the bank was told a code for gun and ammo sellers wouldn't identify the sales at sporting good stores and the burden primarily would fall on small retailers. if i wanted to get a merchant code for something else, it wouldn't be a problem. there's a problem with this one. >> just because it's guns. >> reporter: according to a statement, the card industry reps only advise the committee in a personal capacity, yet visa, master card and american express all did not say if they supported creating a merchant code for firearm sellers. master card said it was up to elected officials to address the issue of gun violence. what do you think of credit card companies who say it's not our responsibility? >> well, this is our responsibility. we have an obligation to address
crime facilitated through our system. >> reporter: jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >> o'donnell: fascinating, right? well, it will certainly feel like the first day of summer tomorrow as much of the nation gets ready for another round of brutally hot temperatures. heat warnings and advisories are in effect across the midwest as dangerous heat is in the forecast from minnesota to south carolina. more than 100 new record highs could be broken and several major met poltedden areas could let triple digits before the end of the week. today the country marks juneteenth, the federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in 1865, but the march toward racial and economic equality continues. in fact, a new study says white american wealth is six times greater than that of black americans. cbs's adriana diaz looks at how one city is trying to narrow the gap. >> reporter: this is what trying to narrow the wealth gap can look like.
ramonia burton is one of 16 eligible residents picked in a lottery to receive $25,000 in reparations. is it enough for reparations? >> it's a start, but i don't think it's enough for all minorities have been put through. >> reporter: in 2019, evenston, illinois was the first in the nation to implement reparations to address harms from slavery to discriminatory housing policies. the money could only go toward mortgages or repairing hormes in an effort to increase minority property value. how long have you been wanting to get 24 roof fixed? >> it's been a while. >> reporter: robin ruth simmons runs first repair, helping other communities help the same. for people who don't understand why black americans should receive compensations or restorations, what do you say to them? >> the united states has harmed the black community for 403
years. eras of terror and harm. so prepare is necessary. equity has not been enough. >> reporter: conomist, one of the authors of wealth of two nations, says, without change, the gap will grow wider. >> black americans are concentrated at the bottom of the income and wealth distributions in the u.s., and, so, as a group, have not shared equally in these gains in the economy in the past 30 or 40 years. >> reporter: so are these your new windows here? >> yes, that's a new one. that's a new one. >> reporter: burton used some of her grant money to replace her windows but says the repairs are largely emotional. >> it's kind of a way of an apology or admitting we have been wronged in the past. it doesn't wipe away what my ancestors had to go through, but, you know, it doesn't hurt. >> reporter: and attempts to restore after a history of harm. adriana diaz, cbs news, evenston, illinois. >> o'donnell: and still ahead
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>> o'donnell: as americans celebrate the newest federal holiday, juneteenth, the city of indianapolis is honoring a hometown hero. major taylor was a superstar in the world of cycling and was breaking barriers and records nearly half a century before jackie robinson. here's cbs's elise preston. >> reporter: every push of these pedals is a tribute to marshall "major" taylor who in 1899 became the first black american to win a sports world championship. >> he won against all odds at during a time where he wasn't supposed to do that as ablock man. >> reporter: borne in indianapolis shortly before slavery's end, he became a cycling superstar but his legacy mostly died with him. >> it's all these world records
and no one heard of him. >> reporter: in 1979 viking buddies from ohio happened across taylor's story and dedicated their club to him. >> his spirit was one of incliewfersness. let's bring everyone together. >> reporter: nearly 90 clubs worldwide now in his name. one of his only remaining bikes is on display in indianapolis. >> he wasn't even drawn like a human. >> right. he kept not only this type of material but different articles, one that talks about him being choked. >> reporter: this juneteenth weekend, hundreds road wearing his name. >> my goal was to get people together so we could talk. i never knew that this would be what wouldo come out of it. >> reporter: a tour de force about the road behind and ahead. elise preston, cbs news, indianapolis. >> o'donnell: such an incredible story. we'll be right back.
>> o'donnell: you won't want to miss tomorrow's "cbs evening news." our story america's nursing homes in crisis have staffing shortages, financial distress and unsafe conditions are putting the elderly at risk. this programming note, we'll have full coverage of the january 6th committee's fourth day of public hearings, that's tomorrow, starting 1:00 p.m.
eastern right here on cbs. that's tonight's "cbs evening news." >> judge judy: you run some sort of a kids event. >> i paid mr. deleon for the photography and video. >> announcer: the cameraman came cheap. >> judge judy: how much did you pay him? >> $500. >> judge judy: he discounted you $700. you got a bargain. >> announcer: but she says his product wasn't picture perfect. >> judge judy: you're unhappy with the quality of the pictures and the quality of the video. >> very dark, a lot of movement, blurry. >> judge judy: don't use him again. >> 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 kimberly williams is suing photographer capone deleon for providing substandard services. >> byrd: order! all rise! your honor, this is case number 275 on the calendar in the matter of williams vs. deleon. parties have been sworn in.
you may be seated. ladies, have a seat. you're welcome, judge. >> judge judy: ms. williams, you run some sort of a kids event. a beauty contest, talent show for kids. >> it's actually a debutante program and ball. >> judge judy: what does that mean? >> so, what it entails, basically, is we work with high school girls in providing them with academic workshops. we work with them, teaching them etiquette, offer scholarships, that sort of thing. >> judge judy: are you a for-profit organization? >> no, ma'am, we're a nonprofit 501(c)(3). >> judge judy: who funds you? >> i am pretty much funded by way of getting the funds from their registration fees and fundraisers. >> judge judy: just a second. registration fees from the girls? >> yes, ma'am. >> judge judy: how much does each girl pay? >> they pay, last year it was $400. >> judge judy: $400 per girl? >> yes, ma'am. >> judge judy: for how long? >> the program is throughout the school year. we start at the beginning of the school year, we end at the end of the school year. >> judge judy: how many girls did you have enrolled last year? >> we had four last year. >> judge judy: and at the end of the year, you have some sort of an event? >> judge judy: yes, ma'a