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that's all for this edition of "dateline." i'm natalie morales. thank you for watching. to find it for new one question to the fed chair sent the dow soaring we talk to the man who asked it. i'm shepard smith. this is "the news on cnbc. >> the fallout from the supreme court leak on roe v. wade. >> what are the next things that are going to be attacked >> the new polling on what americans want and how big companies are reacting to pressure to take a stand >> it is essential that we bring inflation down >> so borrowing just got more expensive. >> first half a point rate hike we have seen since back in 2000. >> what the increase means if you want to buy a home or car, and what sent stock prices soaring.
>> putin wants rubles for his energy >> today, we will propose to ban all russian oil from europe. >> what the move could mean for putin's relentless war >> amber heard testifies against johnny depp. >> i just stared at him because i didn't know what to do and he slaps me one more time, hard >> the explosive day on the stand, from a reporter in the room new surveillance video in the hunt for an escaped inmate and guard in alabama the plea deal struck by the then cop who killed george floyd. and dave chappelle tackled at the hollywood bowl. >> live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, "the news with shepard smith" >> good evening. a law to set in stone the right to an abortion will not pass in the u.s. congress. the top democrat in the house says they simply don't have the votes to push a bill through the senate the house speaker, nancy pelosi,
admitted as much today the renewed push on capitol hill to codify abortion rights comes just two days after that leaked draft opinion showed the supreme court is ready to overturn roe v. wade. the ruling that is guaranteed the right to an abortion for half a century a bill has already passed in the house, and the senate majority leader chuck schumer says that the senate will vote on it next week, but speaker pelosi said today it cannot pass unless they get rid of the filibuster. >> in order to pass it in the senate, we have to win the election in november so that we have a couple more senators who would be willing to set aside the 60-vote requirement. >> well, the republican senators lisa murkowski and susan collins have signaled they could be willing to vote for a bill, but not the bill that the democrats are pushing. they want to get rid of language that would punish health care workers who might have religious objections to performing abortions. even with their support, the bill appears doomed.
so like speaker pelosi, democrats are telling voters, show up for the midterms so they can get the senate votes they need and a poll conducted just yesterday shows half of voters say they support upholding roe v. wade. nearly double the number of people who say they support overturning it in a moment, cnbc's perry russom on how corporate america is navigating this whole thing. first, sahil kapur senior national political correspondent. democrats are clearly motivated. how are they leveraging that ahead of the midterms? >> that's right. democrats see a rare opportunity to reinvigorate their otherwise disillusioned base of voters ahead of what is likely to be a bleak midterm election for them. for the first time since 1973, abortion rights appear likely to be stripped away they could be made illegal the argument democrats are planning to make to voters who, by the way, by margins of 2 to 1 around the country agree with their view that roe v. wade should be upheld
they're going to argue the way to protect abortion is to vote democrat up and down the ballot in governors' races where those candidates are going to get to decide whether to sign or veto legislation around abortion, at the congressional level they're going to argue republicans could pursue a nationwide abortion ban if this ruling comes down the way the draft opinion by justice alito suggested it would and that other rights, president biden said this today, other rights like same-sex marriage and contraception could be next under this 6-3 conservative majority the most conservative in nearly a century that the republicans in the senate have built that is the argument that democrats are planning to use in tv ads, radio, digital ads, and field organizing strategists we talked to around the country on the democratic side say this has lit a fire >> we talked about the democrats almost exclusively because the republicans aren't talking about this not about the content of the leak much different approach. >> a very different approach precisely the opposite one
republicans see the same numbers everyone else does they recognize this is not a winning political issue for them ahead of what is likely to be a good midterm election for them they have focused on the fact this leaked, it was a starling breach of supreme court procedure and they have steered the conversation away from the substance. they prefer to run the election on issues where biden approval ratings are weaker and to the extent they're talking about abortion at all, party leaders have advised to steer the conversation of a subcategory of abortion issues, where republicans have winning arguments, particularly late term abortion. the reality is republican states, conservative states around the country are pursuing much more aggressive abortion bans >> thanks very much.s stil corporate america is still trying to figure out how to react to the possibility of the supreme court overturning roe. on one hand, many business leaders are facing a lot of pressure from employees to take a firm stand for abortion rights
on the other, they're considering the potential backlash from local governments if they do disney tested the limits of corporate activism two months ago. we all saw it. the company's ceo pushed back against what the critics call florida's don't say gay law. then the state punished disney for it experts say that kind of retaliation will be front and center on business leaders' minds as they prepare for the fallout from the supreme court's upcoming ruling. here's perry russom. >> the supreme court draft to knock down roe v. wade is being felt in board rooms across the country. the yells of protesters are being met with corporate silence. >> don't know how much neutrality can continue to be the position >> erica seth davies works with companies on their benefits policies and says abortion is being stigmatized. a private issue has become a moral issue. >> i think it is very clear that more businesses will have to speak up and just take the risk. >> consumers may force companies
to pick a side on which way the supreme court leans. right now, some are choosing no side jpmorgan, verizon, and microsoft all declining to comment when asked about the supreme court draft. a spokesperson for business roundtable, a group that represents the country's top ceos, writes they do not have a position on this issue the group did have positions on other issues, releasing statements on the build back better act, the george floyd justice in policing act, and the january 6th insurrection companies may be apprehensive to take a stance after the disney desantis battle in florida the governor signed a bill preventing school instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation. disney's ceo, bob chapek, called for the law to be repealed or struck down. >> all in favor say aye, all opposed no all >> the republican controlled florida state legislature
discussed to vote to take away disney's self-governing authority. as states begin passing abortion laws, companies including apple, amazon, and levi strauss began offering to cover travel costs for employees who need the procedure. jen stark helps companies navigate social change and says companies have to think about their role in advocacy and public policy. >> abortion is part of the constellation of care that women need to show up at work. we know when women lack access to abortion, they're three times more likely to leave the workplace and four times more likely to be -- >> she says the younger generation is gravitated toward companies they politically align with at this hour, there's continued silence from a number of companies including google, meta, and disney >> perry russom, thanks very much what a day on wall street. after the federal reserve took its most aggressive step in decades, to try to beat back surging inflation. fed officials raised interest rates by half a percentage point, the biggest rate hike since the year 2000. also the first time the fed has raised interest rates in
back-to-back fed meetings in 16 years. the federal reserve chairman, jay powell, spoke with reporters today. he says the economy is strong but acknowledged inflation is too high chair powell says another half-point rate hike should be on the table for the next couple of fed meetings. cnbc's steve liesman then asked powell this question >> you talked about using 50 basis point rate hikes or the possibility of them in coming meetings might there be something larger than 50? is 75 or a percentage point possible >> the answer was no he ruled out larger rate hikes and the dow started to surge it ended the session up more than 900 points, the best day since november of 2020 s&p and nasdaq also closed solidly in the green the man behind the question that got the answer that launched the rally joins us live now. steve liesman, seems 75 points may have been baked in until that moment. >> all in a day's work
i think what happened here is powell eliminated at least some risk for the stock market. it's not that rates aren't going up they're going up and they're going to go up fast. faster than we have seen in a long time. powell told us the fed is not going to do it, i think, in a disorderly way he told the market we're going to drive fast, but we're going to stay in the lanes of the highway, going to obey the traffic signals and that eliminates the chance that the fed is going to hike by .75% >> was that the right move for the economy? >> there's widespread agreement the fed is not where it should be too low. both democrats and republicans,d needs to put the brakes on the economy and do it pretty quickly. not only did powell hike a half point this time, he said he' liberal and tif conservative economists they look at the current inflation rate and say the fed needs to put the brakes on the economy and do it pretty quickly. not only did powell hike a half point this time, he said he's likely to do it at least two more times fed slashed rates in a hurry to
protect the economy from the pandemic with the inflation outbreak, it needs to raise rates in a hurry. now we is to sit back and see if it works >> how will this rate hike affect everyday americans? >> so short term, the car loan is going to cost more, certainly americans buying homes have noticed that mortgage rates have surged credit card rates are going to go up. that's at the margin the real question of what it means for americans is whether powell can achieve this soft landing. that means raise rates, beat back inflation, and not create a recession. if that happens, well, we all keep our jobs, more or less, and our raises as well we get a little less growth but a lot less inflation, so we all live better. the trouble is that the history of the fed creating recessions when it fights inflation like this, a lot of observers think the process ends up in a recession next year. powell said he thinks he can pull this off without one. >> tall order. steve liesman, thank you could it be that the tide of war has turned the desperate message today from ukrainian commander and why a plan to ban russian oil might
russian troops have breached the last ukrainian stronghold in mariupol, and there's a bloody battle under way inside. that's the new and dire message from ukrainian soldiers trapped and surrounded inside the azovstal steel plant the city's mayor says hundreds of civilians including 30 children are still inside there. new video shows the russians unleashing an ungodly amount of firepower on the steel plant pro-russian separatists released
this footage today the ukrainian commander on site says the russians have broken into the plant that there's been heavy fighting over the past two days but even in the face of the overwhelming odds, the ukrainian defenders are said to be refusing to surrender. >> translator: we have been holding a circular defense at the azovstal plant it's the second day the enemy broke into the plant there are heavy bloody battles i'm proud of my soldiers who are making inhuman efforts to restrain the enemy's onslaught the situation is very difficult, but no matter what, we continue to keep the order to hold the defense. >> meantime, an associated press investigation has found the russian air strike that slaughtered civilians in theater in mariupol was far deadlier than originally reported ap estimates that close to 600 innocent civilians including children and the elderly died in that strike back in march, but the a.p. notes an exact death toll is impossible to determine.
the victims were all sheltering in the theater the word "children" painted in russian in huge white letters outside the building you can clearly see it in the satellite image. and this is video from inside the theater in the days before the attack you can see the crowds of civilians packed inside. and you can hear and see small children nbc's cal perry live in kyiv for us tonight cal. >> shep, there is growing concern among ukrainian officials that that siege in that site, that azovstal steel plant could be in the final hours as russian forces now reportedly moving in on the complex and this dramatic new video showing us the firepower the russian forces are using in and around that plant in the city of mariupol according to u.s. defense official russian forces have now started to pull back from that city, possibly an ominous sort of sign of what's to come for the civilians who are huddled in that plant they say just about 2,000
soldiers remaining in and around that area as russian forces now pivoting their focus on an attack in the eastern part of the country. all of this coming just a few days before may 9th, victory day in russia. there's a lot of speculation russia could have some kind of parade in mariupol we've heard from residents there saying that russian forces are cleaning up part of the city all of this coming on day two of what has been a steady bombardment across the country by russian air strikes we had air strikes in the central part of the country today, seeming to focus on railway infrastructure it was the same case yesterday where over ten missiles hit railway infrastructure sites across the western part of the country. it's clearly a message from russia that those rail lines being used to deliver weapons to the front are now, they would say, a legitimate target >> cal, what of this european union proposal to ban russian oil? >> 48 hours ago, it seemed like it was going to be something easy to do, that european union countries would rally around it. not so clear anymore we heard from slovakia and
hungary today saying it would take them at least another 18 months to wean themselves off the oil. not the blockade or the embargo we thought it would be >> cal perry live in the ukrainian capital. coming up, becoming a war-time president we'll talk in depth with a reporter who spent weeks inside a compound with president zelenskyy. the wisdom and experience the leader says he never wanted, and whether they think the country can and the people can recover also coming up next, dave chappelle attacked while performing in los angeles. today, the charges filed against the man police say ran onstage armed with a weapon. and how chris rock used it to address his will smith moment. the search for the alabama murder suspect and the sheriff's deputy who helped him escape gets a boost tonight, the surveillance video released and why one woman is very concerned that this man is now on the loose
the massive manhunt for an accused murderer in alabama in its 6th day and fresh surveillance video released. the sheriff says the escaped inmate had threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend and her sister, or kill them if he ever got out of jail. now he's out so the cops are stepping up protection for the
women. the corrections officer who helped them escape is also still missing and the warrant for her arrest stands. here's the new surveillance video. the sheriff says it shows officer vicki white's patrol car driving in florence, alabama, just minutes after she helped the inmate escape from jail. cnbc's valerie castro reports from florence, alabama >> casey white's cell is the first on the left. you have the two windows one of the windows looking at the bunk room. >> sheriff rick singleton giving nbc news an inside look at the last place casey white was held before corrections officer vicki white helped him escape. the two disappeared friday after vicki breaking jail protocol led casey out to her patrol car still in shackles and handcuffs. surveillance video shows the cruiser driving past a gas station. apparently headed to this shopping center where it was found abandoned friday afternoon. there investigators believe vicki and the 6'9" inmate switched into the orange ford edge investigators are now
searching for. the u.s. marshal service releasing these images to demonstrate the difference in height vicki white is 5'5". the vehicle switch a move that apparently went undetected a surprise to local shoppers >> we notice things like that around here. that would be different. >> speaking to the new york post by phone, casey white's mother claims her son who was awaiting trial for murder is not the monster they're making him out to be. as to whether she was aware with his special relationship with the corrections officer, she said he never mentioned vicki white. he said he had a pen pal, but i had no idea who it was she is no longer employed by the lauderdale sheriff's office and even though she submitted her resignation paperwork the day before the escape, nothing had been finalized and given that vicki white has now officially lost her job, so too goes her pension, according to the sheriff and as you can imagine, the community is nervous knowing there's a convicted felon on the
run, but especially his ex-girlfriend, the one he tried to kill in 2015. she spoke to a local station, waay-31, telling them that she is, quote, freaking out about the escape shep >> valerie castro live, florence, alabama. >> a felony charge for the man who attacked dave chappelle onstage. happened last night add the hollywood bowl tmz just released this video cops say the man jumped on the stage with a fake gun, look here that fake gun had a knife inside a real one according to police, the suspect was in the crowd before he tackled chappelle. the comedian was finishing his set at the festival called netflix is a joke. police say chappelle wasn't hurt at all turns out chris rock was backstage when it happened video shows him joining chappelle on stage after the attack, and cracking a joke about it >> was that will smith >> not in this case. cops identified the suspect, in
fact, as 23-year-old isaiah lee. they say he got hurt as cops arrested him lee's facing a charge of assault with a deadly weapon the suspect attacked dave chappelle just minutes after he wrapped up a routine in which he talked about how comedians have to worry more about their own personal security. in a statement today, a spokesperson for chappelle wrote, the performances by chappelle at the hollywood bowl were epic and record-breaking, and he refuses to allow last night's incident to overshadow the magic of this historic moment >> how much of an impact did former president trump's endorsement have on the ohio state primary? we ask the voters. a billion dollar donation. a billion, to stanford university what the donor says the money will be used for >> and telling her side of the story. amber heard takes the stand, detailing allegations of abuse and drug use her relationship with actor johnny depp, and the moment she says were some of the darkest of
crowded race, but he shot to the top with trump's backing take a look at the poll numbers over the past month. vance is the green line there. so you see the numbers spike right after the trump endorsement on april 15th. this was just the first major test of mr. trump's influence over republican voters ahead of the midterms cnbc's senior congressional correspondent, ylan mui has been following the race she's live in columbus >> shep, jd vance certainly had a lot of people to thank in his victory speech first, of course, his family, next the campaign staff. then he praised president trump and attacked the media >> they wanted to write a story that this campaign would be the death of donald trump's america first agenda ladies and gentlemen, it ain't the death of the america first agenda >> vance finished this race a solid eight percent nl points
ahead of the next candidate who incidentally, the same margin by which trump won the state in the presidential elections two years ago. today, we talked to voters here in central ohio, and they made it clear, they support vance, but this is really trump town. >> how did you like vance? >> he's more pure maga, that's what i'm looking for somebody that's going to be, you know, following trump's footsteps, i think we're better off with trump. >> i like his values and i think he will do a good job. he's supported by president trump. and i like president trump >> i had issued about him not liking president trump >> did he convince you that he was a supporter? >> yeah. yeah if president trump doesn't have a problem with it, i don't have a problem with it. >> i'm told that trump personally called vance to congratulate him on the win. but this was also a victory for
the former president and that could have major implications for the next big gop primary in pennsylvania. trump has endorsed dr. mehmet oz for the state's open senate seat, but he's locked in a battle with david mccormick, a wall street investment banker. what happened here in ohio could be a sign of what's to come for republicans, and shep, some voters told us if trump runs again in 2024, they would vote for him too. >> ylan mui live in columbus, ohio >> the u.s. state with the largest economy joining the crypto party and that's what's topping cnbc's on the money the california governor gavin newsom signing an executive order on cryptocurrencies just today. the order moves the state on a path to adapt and to foster crypto related technology. california is the first state to formally begin examining how to broadly integrate digital currencies governor newsom says the otherer builds on recent actions president biden laid out two
month ago. california has a $3.1 trillion economy. >> the skies getting a little friendlier the rate of unruly passenger incidents dropped to its lowest level since late 2020. that's new from data out today from the faa previous faa data indicated about 70% of unruly incidents involved mask enforcement, and who would have think it, the latest drop comes about two weeks after a federal judge ended the government transportation mask mandate. >> and planet fitness offering high school students a chance to exercise for free this summer. the company reports people aged 14 to 19 can work out at no cost at any of its 2200 locations planet fitness says it's part of an initiative to make youth exercise a priority. or to get future paying customers. who knows? >> on wall street, a 3% day. maybe liesman should ask more questions. the dow up 932
s&p up 125 nasdaq up 401. dow and s&p with their best days since 2020 >> i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's the bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news >> inside the bunker, as president zelenskyy leads his nation through war we'll hear from the reporter who spent two weeks beside the leader of ukraine. >> the plea deal accepted today involving the minneapolis police officer who murdered george floyd. >> but first, amber heard takes the stand, and wow the actress telling her side of the toxic relationship she shared for years with johnny depp in extraordinary testimony today, amber heard told the jury there were different kinds of johnny depps depending on what drugs he was using. he said the actor would go clean for a while but that the alcohol and drugs always came back at one point, amber heard said
johnny depp was so desperate for cocaine that he convinced himself she took his drugs from him. amber heard told the jury, depp accused her of hiding cocaine inside her body. >> he was telling me we're going to -- we're going to conduct a cavity search. shall we like just shoved his fingers inside me. just -- just sit there staring at the stupid light. >> heard also testified about the first time she says johnny depp hit her she testified that night the actor had what she called his usual jar of cocaine with him. she said she didn't see him use it, but that he had been drinking amber heard said the violence
started after she asked depp about one of his tattoos >> i just laughed because i thought he was joking. and he slapped me across the face the worst thing has just happened to me that could possibly happen to you i realize that i was was so much wishing he was joking. because it didn't hurt it didn't physically hurt me >> then, amber heard's lawyers showed this image to the jury. she said the box there on the right with the skull on it is depp's drug box. and the white lines on the left there are lines of coke. heard said depp was often drunk or on drugs, and that no one would tell him that he had a problem. >> he would pass out in his own vomit. he would lose control of his body, you know he would lose control, and everyone would clean up after him. i cleaned up after him i mean, this man lostcontrol o his bowels and i cleaned up after him. >> johnny depp barely looked at
amber heard while she was on the stand. he spent the day whispering to his lawyer, chewing on gummy bears and taking notes johnny depp is suing amber heard over an opinion piece she wrote in "the washington post. in it, she says she's a victim of domestic violence but never names johnny depp directly amber heard is set to go back on the stand tomorrow to finish her direct testimony and then the cross-examination starts jesse weber is here, he's an attorney and host at the law and crime network. you were in the croom all day. how is the jury reacting to all of that? >> it was an incredible moment, shep i was watching them and they were looking at amber heard so intently they were taking what observed to me a copious amount of notes. i will tell you, i even observed one female juror nodding during a portion of amber heard's testimony. you can take that for what it is this is a jury that was highly attentive. this courtroom was a lot more tense than it was when johnny
depp took the stand. that's because in my opinion and what i have seen, the majority of the people in the courtroom are johnny depp supporters when she was testifying and going through her allegations of abuse, you could see them making certain comments and snickers and laughs and even outside the courtroom, they were saying they didn't believe her it was a really tense but fascinating moment in a case where we have heard so much about these allegations but now we're getting a first-hand account. >> saying they didn't believe her, that's interesting. cross-examination is coming. that ought to be wild. >> for the people who say amber heard seems so scripted, maybe they're right. when you're under cross-examination, that's when you go off script. that's the time when you usually see a witness for who he or she is that's the moment when we're going to get a sense of what exactly happened between the two. remember, shep, it just takes the jury to believe one instance, one act of abuse, and johnny depp will lose his case this is not about whether or not he committed a crime
this is about whether amber heard lied that's everything there it to the defamation case. >> do you subscribe to the view that public opinion is on depp's side and is there a way to quantify what's going to happen to both of their careers when this is done >> i have always said it's not just about what's happening in the courtroom. it's also the court of public opinion. there's a contingency of people who wonder after she leaves the stand, could both sides settle the case maybe they don't want to risk it for a jury >> settle it after all that? my god, they went through all that and they'll settle? >> maybe maybe it's not so much about the money and risking it for a jury, but johnny depp wanted to reframe the narrative, say he's not an abuser. amber heard wants to say i didn't fake these injuries this is not a hoax we have both been damaged, hurt, we both deserve a second chance in our careers don't be surprised not saying it will, but it's something we're hearing. >> pretty well established as waste cases.
they both admitted to that >> yeah, and what is so fascinating here is really it's a he said/she said in this at the end of the day, the jury might say, you know what, he abused her, she abused him neither of them win, and we all have to pick up the pieces >> all right, thanks so much back with you tomorrow >> a judge in minnesota is set to sentence the former minneapolis police officer derek chauvin to at least two decades behind bars for violating george floyd's civil rights the federal judge said he accepted a plea deal from derek chauvin today. the ex-cop pleaded guilty to the federal charge in late december. under the deal, he agreed to a 20 to 25-year prison sentence. separately he's already facing more than 20 years behind bars after a state jury last year found him guilty of murdering george floyd derek chauvin's appealing that conviction he is set to serve out the sentences at the same time the judge did not announce when he would sentence chauvin in the civil rights case. a weather alert.
wind, hail, tornado, flooding, all at the same time threatening oklahoma and parts of texas tonight. 8 million people here at risk of bad weather. baseball sized hail, damaging wind, potential tornadoes all in the national forecast. almost the entire state of oklahoma, you can see there, facing some sort of severe weather risk nearly all of central and eastern oklahoma under a flash flood watch. national weather service also issued tornado warnings or i should say tornado watches today, covering central texas and central oklahoma meteorologists say they expect the threat to keep moving east tomorrow, 18 million people at risk of severe weather, including possible tornadoes from east texas all the way to tennessee. stanford university just got more than a billion dollars to fund a school focused on climate change the venture capitalist john doerr and his wife donating $1.1
billion to fund climate change research according to the chronicle of higher education, it's the second largest single gift ever to an academic institution michael bloomberg's gift to johns hopkins the biggest. officials say the school will be called the stanford doerr school of sustainability. he says he expects climate and sustainability to be the new computer science stanford reports that school will focus on three broad areas, earth, climate, and society. but the school also expected to tackle policy solutions related to energy and sustainability challenges it's stanford's first new school in 70 years. two little league teams have finished a game cut short last week by gunfire. >> as we reported, it happened last monday in north charleston,
south carolina nobody reported hurt police say nobody arrested but the kids never completed the baseball game. local reporting now from our affiliate, wcbd and their reporter lexi moore. >> a normal night of baseball. taking a traumatic turn for youth baseball and softball players at pepper hill park. >> we were by the truck and bullets started flying past us so we all start running, drop everything, and there's bullets everywhere >> they never finished the game, now a week later, the players are going back on the diamond, thanks to the charleston river dogs >> traumatic event they had the other day, hopefully doesn't even register because they're so excited to be here >> parents like blake ferguson says it's been difficult watching his son recover from the incident, but being able to watch him play again is bringing joy back into baseball >> he wants to play for the river dogs, for the braves, so i don't think this is going to hinder him at all from playing sports >> the players had some good
hits, some great catches, and a few dramatic runs. but the fun time hasn't completely erased the memory of last week. >> we're still dealing with a lot of high tensions and emotions but that's expected after something like last monday >> beth evans who coaches for the north charleston yankees says she doesn't know if they'll ever return, but the river dogs say tonight was important in building the trust of the community. >> especially in an incident that affects your sport and kids it's immediately the staff rallied, brainstormed what we could do >> tonight made one thing sure these players still have love for the game >> i'm blessed to be here. i'm blessed they're still here as well. >> softball is something i want to continue for as long as i can because that's really the only thing keeping me going right now. >> for the news, lexi moore. >> so paper or plastic in one state, neither. as one of the most restrictive laws on what bags you can use
beijing, it's shutting down more parts of the city as authorities scramble to contain a small but reportedly growing covid outbreak china's capital just shut down more than 150 bus routes and closed more than 60 subway stations that's about 15% of the city's entire subway system no word yet on when service will resume beijing's on high alert for covid. schools across the city are now closed restaurants and bars open for takeout only and maeemergency workers are sealing off apartments where cases have been reported so nobody can even leave. the city reported, get this, 50 new covid cases today.
new york city's averaging 2800 a day and it's wide open but 50 is too many for beijing where they're bracing for what could become a possible city-wide crackdown like the one in shanghai. they're about 26 million people locked down. authorities warned most of them to stay home for a month officials in shanghai say they're starting to slowly ease some restrictions. now, usually one member of each household is allowed to go outdoors for activities like grocery shopping or a walk shanghai reporting nearly 5,000 new cases today. that's more than an 80% drop from last month. but the government still committed to getting cases down to absolutely zero it's been nearly 70 days since russia began its all-out attack on ukraine. since then, the world has embraced the ukrainian president, volodymyr zelenskyy as a symbol of resistance in a country very much under siege. a recent article in "time" magazine offered a rare glimpse
inside zelenskyy's battle to survive. last month, the "time" reporter, simon schuster, went more than two weeks side by side with zelenskyy and his aides inside the presidential compound in kyiv schuster writes, the experience revealed how much the ukrainian leader has changed since he first met him there years ago. that's when zelenskyy was still an actor and comedian running for president. schuster writes, there were new creases in his face, and he no longer searched the room for his advisers when considering an answer to a question i have gotten older, zelenskyy admitted i have aged from all this wisdom that i never wanted. it's the wisdom tied to the number of people who died and the torture the russian soldiers perpetrated. that kind of wisdom, he added, is trailing off. to be honest, i never had the goal of attaining knowledge like that the author of that article, simon schuster, is with us now thank you. good of you to be here wisdom i never wanted. what was it like being a fly on
the wall even more with this man who has become so respected all around the world >> it was strange. i had been there before. i mean, i met zelenskyy in 2019. i interviewed him before in the presidential compound where we spent time since the invasion. and in some ways it feels normal i mean, you know, they emerge from the underground bunker to do most of their work, to have most of their meetings a couple days before we had our big interview there in his office, they ordered pizza for delivery >> he seems so chill while making people rise up. i mean, he almost singularly did it >> yeah, i think so. i think that decision to remain in kyiv is really what inspired people, inspired a lot of european leaders to rush to his support. if he had run away, if more of his government had run away, i think the impression among a lot of european leaders, maybe
american leaders, would have been, what's the point of standing up for ukraine if they won't stand up for themselves? >> what was the feeling like in the bunker where there times where you were like, this is getting tense? >> to be clear, foreigners are not allowed in the underground bunker but they spend less and les time there now. they spent most of their time there when the russians were really at the gates of kyiv, and there was a real threat of russian commandos bursting through the door of the compound but now, the main threat is from air strikes. so they spend most of their time in their offs where the windows are barricades with sandbags there are soldiers everywhere, and they go down to the bunker when they hear air raid sirens but otherwise, they're in their offices. >> you look at the video from cities scattered all over this massive country, and you wonder, how are they going to recover from this? even if this ends, how do they recover? did you get a since of that? >> their minds are not really thinking that far ahead at this
point. i think president zelenskyy and his aides are focused on this battle that has begun for eastern ukraine. the russians have regrouped and moved a lot of their forces to the east and the fighting there is extremely intense for over every village and town there, so zelenskyy is focused on trying to hold out, as he said. he says if we hold out, that will be a decisive moment for ukraine, probably a tipping point in the war >> i'm running late, but when you met him before, would you have ever thought of that character that you met, and he was a character, becoming a leader like this on a world stage? >> i didn't expect it, no. he was very naive, kind of happy-go-lucky naive about what politics would be like on the global stage. but he's stepped up in a way that i think nobody really expected >> simon schuster, the article is up at "time." good to see you. >> a different kind of tax refund the money coming to some turbo
they say they expect minimal impact to the business after implementing changes the pandemic changed the way we all dine out. forced restaurants to adapt and focus more on takeout. now, one food critic is also adapting to the new way of life. she's making history in the nation's capital as the first ever food critic for takeout that we know of. catie beck reports on what the dream job entails. >> on this friday night in washington, d.c., crystal fernandez is working a new and unusual gig, she's the first in the country to have >> is this your dream job? >> yes yes. >> i thought so. >> it is pretty dreamy she's a food critic, but there are no fancy dinners out around town for crystal >> do you know what you would like this evening? >> you provide the food. i'll provide the perspective
>> instead, she writes a biweekly column about takeout food for the washington city paper. it's a direct result of the pandemic that changed the way so many of us order food. >> i got the goods >> all right >> now, many customers expect fine dining in their living rooms. >> now you get a lot more offerings. >> exactly you can go ahead and order that tomahawk steak >> she says she's seen it all when it comes to food. cooking in restaurants for a decade and when she's not rating food and writing about it, she's blogging new recipes and managing a bakery. we wanted to see her process in action >> thank you i will take that >> i got you >> this is your office space >> this is my office, this is my studio it's all of that my couch is my home. i take lots of notes i take a lot of pictures when i am in the restaurant, i'll ask questions to the staff. if there's customers around, i ask them as well
>> even the food's packaging gets a score >> you're ordering takeout, you don't want the food to seep through a container, spill into your car >> she says takeout food should first and foremost bring comfort. that's the first test. and the last -- leftovers. >> i want to microwave this for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes >> ooh, this tastes just like it did on friday. it tastes immaculate >> digging in to food that's going out. for the news, i'm catie beck so need a bag to carry out your groceries no more plastic and no more paper in new jersey. the state's ban on plastic grocery bags started today one of the strictest in the country. single use plastic bags completely banned, all stores, all over jersey. paper bags banned in grocery stores larger than 2500 square feet and it doesn't stop there. looking to order takeout
no more styrofoam containers they're gone under the law too it encourages shoppers to bring their own bags, though some stores report they'll sell reusable ones. stores that repeatedly violate the new law could face fines up to $5,000. rock and roll hall of fame announcing its list of this year's inductees, eminem, lionel richie, dolly parton parton said on social media she would bow out of consideration for the rock and roll hall of fame she said she didn't feel she had earned the right in an interview just last week, dolly parton said she would accept the nomination because the fans are the ones who do the voting artists are eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. induction ceremony scheduled for november fake little people are washing up on the beach in corpus christi, texas.
a warning now, the video we're about to play, you may find creepy >> oh, boy the creepy doll. >> yeah, it's creepy all covered in sand and staring at you these dolls have been washing ashore for years, they tell us workers at the university of texas marine science institute say they find a couple of them every month. the weirdest ones, their hair has fallen out >> it looks like stitching some people have marked up some of the faces some of the eyes look really realistic. which makes them even creepier and give you nightmares. >> the dolls have found a following on the institute's facebook and twitter pages no clue where they came from 60 seconds left on a race to the finish the house speaker nancy pelosi admits democrats do not have enough votes in the senate for congress to make the roe v. wade ruling a law russian troops have breached the last ukrainian stronghold in mariupol
ukrainian fighters inside the steel plant say heavy bloody fighting is under way. and johnny depp's ex-wife amber heard taking the stand to defend herself against a $50 million defamation suit that she's launched against johnny depp the actress telling her side of the toxic relationship and standing by her abuse accusations. and now you know the news, and the depp and heard trial for this wednesday, may 4th, 2022. cinco de mayo tomorrow we should all take the night off. the market's closed. call liesman have him ask a question. can we shut the market down? i'm confident they'll say yes. see you tomorrow
it is 5:00 a.m. at cnbc global headquarters. stocks closing in the green for the third straight day after the fed hiked interest rates as expected it is really what chairman jay powell said that has investors putting on the rally caps. it is not just the fed up next, a key policy decision from the bank of england we go live to england in a moment. an opec meeting weighing russian sanc
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