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that's all for this edition of "dateline." i'm andrea canning. thank you for watching. [theme music] that does it for us. in defense of elon musk. the woman who heads spacex has her say. i'm shepard smith. this is the news on cnbc president biden speaks out on u.s. military defense of taiwan >> are you willing to get involved militarily to defend taiwan if it comes to that >> yes >> china's outrage the white house walk-back, and the new economic plan to counter beijing. early voting under way ahead of primary elections the lopsided battle in georgia to be the republican candidate for governor against the democrat, stacey abrams. for senate, six republicans,
including trump-endorsed herschel walker. crisis in the southern baptist church a new report finds accusations of sexually predatory behavior by leaders stonewalling and covering up hundreds of alleged victims. amber heard versus johnny depp takes a new turn in court why her lawyers say they will not put depp back on the stand but supermodel kate moss is set to testify employees stop a smash-and-grab robbery the search for a woman at the center of a deadly love triangle. and baby formula arrives, but when can you get it? >> announcer: live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, "the news with shepard smith." good evening tensions between the united states and china are now rising. at a news conference today in tokyo, president biden gave beijing a stern warning. the u.s. would get involved
militarily to defend taiwan if china tries to take it by force. >> are you willing to get involved militarily to defend taiwan if it comes to that >> yes we agree with the one-china policy we've signed on to it, and all the attendant agreements made from there but the idea that it can be taken by force, just taken by force, is just not appropriate it would dislocate the entire region and be another action similar to what happened in ukraine. >> white house officials walked back those comments quite quickly, saying the united states policy towards taiwan has not changed. u.s. officials added that president biden is committed to providing taiwan with the military means to defend itself. cnbc's senior white house correspondent kayla tausche now. how are taiwan and china responding to all of this? >> reporter: well, shep, taiwan
welcomed what it called the rock solid commitment from president biden and said china has posed a challenge to the security of the taiwan strait. but beijing is hitting back, saying it's strongly opposed to the position president biden outlined, calling the comparison to ukraine absurd, urging the u.s. to abide by the one-china policy the foreign ministry spokesperson saying china will take firm actions to safeguard its sovereignty and security interests. we mean what we say. under the one-china policy, the u.s. recognizes the chinese government but only acknowledges and does not endorse its claim to taiwan. the policy dates back more than four decades when president carter restored relations with beijing and ended formal ties to taipei >> the united states recognizes the government of the people's republic of china as the sole legal government of china. within this context, the people of the united states will maintain cultural, commercial,
and other unofficial relations with the people of taiwan. >> reporter: american leaders have since approached the situation with strategic ambiguity. president biden has been toeing that line. in october, he pledged to president xi jinping that he'd uphold the taiwan agreement. two weeks later, he told a cnn town hall this he said at that point that he would be willing to defend taiwan militarily back then too, that the u.s. had a commitment then but when he reiterated it today following china's flying 14 warplanes in taiwan's air defense zone, that raised new questions about whether this era of ambiguity is officially over. and it overshadowed the rollout of a new economic framework with 12 indo-pacific countries to shift supply chains out of china. despite being the united states' eighth largest trading partner, taiwan was not part of that pact
national security adviser jake sullivan says intensive economic talks with taiwan will take place in the weeks to come shep. >> kayla tausche, thank you. president biden slamming vladimir putin during that trip to tokyo that he made. he says the russian leader needs to pay a heavy price for what he calls barbarism in ukraine >> i believe what putin's attempting to do is eliminate the identity of ukraine, the identity he can't occupy it, but he can try to destroy its identity. he has to pay. russia has to pay a longtime price for that in terms of the sanctions that have been imposed. >> the ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy agrees, but he wants to punish russia even further. today he addressed political and business leaders at the world economic forum in switzerland. he's now calling for maximum level of sanctions on russian oil and banks. meantime, a russian diplomat at the united nations in geneva has
quit his job in protest of russia's invasion. today he issued an extraordinary statement. he wrote in part, the aggressive war unleashed by putin against ukraine and, in fact, against the entire western world, is not only a crime against the ukrainian people but also perhaps the most serious crime against the people of russia, with a bold letter "z" crossing out all hopes and prospects for a prosperous, free society in our country. his statement comes as a court in kyiv today sentenced a russian soldier to life in prison it's the first war crimes trial since russia's invasion began. the 21-year-old russian admitted he shot an unarmed man in the head in the early days of the war. he says he didn't want to kill him and that he was just following orders other russian troops are doing just that in eastern ukraine that's where zelenskyy estimates russian forces are now killing up to 100 ukrainian soldiers per
day. retired air force lieutenant general dave deptula now he served as air force intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance deputy chief of staff. also planned successful air campaigns in iraq and afghanistan. general, ukrainians are now deploying american-made howitzers. a ukrainian commander says this weapon brings them closer to victory. do you agree >> yes, shep, i do i also agree that we need to continue to step up our support of the ukrainians because as you see and as you very well described, the russians are continuing with their scorched-earth tactics and as a result, along with the continued egregious russian violations of the laws of armed conflict, i think what you're going to see is president zelenskyy is going to seek complete restoration of ukrainian territory and sovereignty. therefore, there's no cease-fire deal on the horizon, and the west is going to continue to
need to support ukraine with weapons that matter. >> general, the russian diplomat who quit his job today issued a really stern rebuke of vladimir putin. how big of an impact can something like that have on the world stage for putin? >> well, i think what it does is it underlines the position that most -- virtually all -- not all, but a good number of western nations hold and it just validates, particularly coming from a russian diplomat, the seriousness of the nature of putin's aggression and coming from someone who is a former russian diplomat, i think that lends a lot of credibility internal to -- to someone internal to -- at least previously internal to putin's government coming out in
this regard just lends a lot of credence to what we all know >> general, a top german official, before we go, says he sees an eu oil embargo breakthrough within days could that turn the tide of putin's war economically >> well, i think, you know, sanctions and limitations can certainly help in the long term, but they're not going to have an immediate impact in the battle space. i believe that we need to continue with these kinds of actions. but once again, they'll have an effect over the long term, not in the short term. in the short term, we need to provide president zelenskyy and the ukrainian military weapons that they can put to good use in eliminating the russian occupation now >> lieutenant general dave deptula, thank you, sir. voters in five states heading to the polls for primaries tomorrow, ones that could determine which party controls congress. in alabama, voters will choose
their candidates for an open senate seat. congressman mo brooks has been trailing former business council of alabama president katie britt in recent polls. congressman brooks one of the first members of congress to say he'd challenge the 2020 election results. former president trump originally endorsed brooks then in march, he changed his mind he accused brooks of going woke, as he put it, after the congressman told voters to leave the 2020 election in the past. in arkansas, the former white house press secretary for the former president sarah sanders taking aim at the governor's mansion. she picked up support from her old boss and political experts say she is expected to win the primary. in texas, george p. bush is taking on the incumbent attorney general ken paxton paxton has trump's backing bush is the son of the former florida governor jeb bush and, of course, the nephew of former president george w. bush in minnesota, voters are set to
decide whether candidates for former president jim hagedorn's seat he died back in february after treatment for kidney cancer. his widow now among the ten republican candidates in the running. but georgia is very much in focus nationwide it's really ground zero for voting rights and a battleground test for former president trump's endorsement power. two incumbent republicans facing off against two trump-backed candidates the state's republican governor, brian kemp, is fighting off a challenge from the former senator david perdue perdue picked up former president's support. last cycle he lost his re-election bid to democratic senator jon ossoff secretary of state brad raffensperger rejected mr. trump's claims of voter fraud in the state and refused to, quote, find votes in 2020. he's facing a trump-backed challenger, sitting congressman jody hice. for analysis, a.b. stoddard is with us.
a.b., the georgia governor's race, donald trump backs david perdue mike pence backs brian kemp. that looks like a blowout win for kemp and really a campaign stop for mike pence. >> yes, shepard. mike pence swooped in days before this contest, reading the polls and seeing that governor brian kemp was already way, way ahead of the trump-backed challenger, former senator david perdue he got on while the getting was good and came in to do this last-minute rally with him, showing some distance from president trump, as we know now, because pence has told "the new york times" he intends -- pretty much intends to run for president whether his former running mate, president trump, runs or not in 2024. so it's an opportunity to back a winner for pence it's an opportunity to get some daylight from the former president. and this was the contest, shepard, that donald trump looked forward to in the primary season the most.
this was the showdown. brian kemp was at the top of his list of targeted foes, and if the polls are correct, it will be a humiliating defeat for david perdue tomorrow night. >> then there's the georgia senate race, a.b herschel walker running to be a republican in a crowded primary field. this is an important one for republicans. it could set a tone. >> well, that's right. herschel walker is a beloved figure in georgia, shepard, which is why republicans firmly believe that he will be able to overcome a certain incidence of baggage, not only allegations from his wife and other women about abuse and assault, but also questions about whether or not he's been truthful about his business dealings and whether or not he graduated from university of georgia so these are the kinds of things that he has not so much been questioned about in the primary campaign where he's been way ahead the entire time but he
will definitely be facing questions about in the general election republicans feel confident, however, that all of the good feeling about herschel walker is going to win the day and he's going to be a strong candidate for them in november. >> beyond georgia, a.b., what races are you looking at as important on a national scale? >> i think the alabama race is fascinating, shepard, because as you noted, mo brooks, the congressman, had the backing of president trump. trump has dumped in. but he has refused to now back any other challengers in that race now after getting dumped by trump, mo brooks is surging in that race a little bit against the very popular establishment candidate katie britt. if that goes to a runoff, if katie britt can't clear the threshold, that will be a fascinating runoff where we'll see people urging the president behind closed doors -- the former president to endorse someone. mo brooks will be obviously capitalizing on the momentum of
winning -- of getting to a runoff, and katie britt will have a real challenge on her hands. she is the establishment favorite very interesting that trump has stayed silent since dumping brooks n i'll be fascinating by that result flrd >> polls open tomorrow coverage here tomorrow night a.b. stoddard, thank you sexual abuse allegations in the southern baptist convention. one woman says her nightmare started in her own home. the new report detailing how church leadership tried to silence stories like hers. health experts releasing more details today on recent monkeypox cases and issuing a new warning as they learn more about how it's being spread. and the long waiting list for one particular hotel room in indiana. nothing special about this motel room, but the people who recently stayed there, that's a different story.
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for more than two decades, leaders of the southern baptist convention covered up and lied about accusations of sexual abuse. that from a scathing new investigative report that the church itself commissioned it's the largest protestant denomination in all the country. roughly 14 million members one former southern baptist leader says this is much more than just a crisis for the church he says it's an apocalypse the president of southern baptist told members to prepare for what he calls deliberate actions to address these failures here's nbc's ann thompson. >> reporter: this is the reckoning hannah-kate williams wanted when she and others asked the southern baptist convention for a third-party investigation of sexual abuse. do you feel vindicated by the report >> in a lot of ways, yes. >> reporter: she is suing the sbc for failing to take action against her father, who she says sexually abused her starting at age 8 as he studied to become a
pastor >> i was met with, well, you're an enemy of god. it was threats, harassment i had to move from my home >> reporter: the lengthy report details how survivors like williams encountered resistance, stonewalling, and even outright hostility from some in sbc leadership starting in 2000. one leader claiming it is a satanic scheme to completely distract us from evangelism. yet investigators found one staffer compiled a secret list of accused abusers with hundreds of names what does this do to the reputation of southern baptist >> you know, for a group that talks a lot about sexual morality, talks a lot about men protecting women and children, i think that this is obviously a very bad look, and it is clear hypocrisy. >> reporter: sbc president ed litton says southern baptist must resolve to change our culture and implement desperately needed reforms the report recommends creating and maintaining an offender information system, providing a
resource toolbox with protocols and training, and making a sincere apology to survivors healing won't come easy. popular evangelist beth moore, who left the sbc last year, today tweeting, you have betrayed your women. it's too late to make it right with me. it's not too late to make it right with them. them. for the news, i'm anne thompson. >> gwynne shotwell, the president and chief operating officer of spacex, defending elon musk against sexual misconduct allegations in a company-wide email,l cnbc.m reporter michael shes obtained, cnbc.com reporter michael sheets obtained involves, shotwell writes, personally i believe the allegations to be false, not because i work for elon, but because i have worked closely with him for 20 years and never seen nor heard anything resembling these allegations. insider reported a former spacex contracted flight attendant accused elon musk of propositioning her during a flight on a company jet and
reported that he settled with her for $250,000 as part of a severance agreement. elon musk tweeted that those were wild allegations against him and utterly untrue, calling it all a political hit piece gwynne shotwell is the company's top woman executive. she says in the email that the company has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment and that every accusation is taken seriously and investigated regardless of who's involved german baby formula to the rescue for millions of american parents. almost 80,000 pounds of it just arrived, and now we know there's more coming. how quickly the formula will get to families in need and what some places are doing in the meantime about price gouging the average age of a car on the road is older than ever in america, 12.2 years. but supply chain issues aren't the only thing driving this trend.
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vilsack says the shipment contains a very specific specialized formula. he says it's getting loaded onto trucks and will be delivered to hospitals and health care clinics across the country >> this shipment provides enough formula to take care of 9,000 babies and 18,000 toddlers for a week [ applause ] >> but it's not for everyone the white house says more flights are expected in the coming days. cnbc's perry russom now on what the administration's doing to address the formula crisis. >> it is truly one of our highest priorities. >> reporter: a second plane carrying baby formula is set to land later this week the country scrambling to fill a nationwide shortage. >> what the hell is going on >> reporter: parents staring at bare shelves yesterday new york city's mayor issuing a state of emergency to fight price gouging. a milk donation center for medically fragile babies in south carolina is expanding to the public. >> we had a family pick up milk this morning and just, you know, were in tears.
>> reporter: the patchwork to replenish the nationwide shortage is heavily reliant on an abbott factory in michigan.ss 25% of the nation's formula is made right here. the plant shut down in february after a voluntary recall this weekend in a "washington post" op-ed, abbott's ceo robert ford wrote, we're sorry to every family we let down ford announcing the plant should reopen by next week, but it will take another six to eight weeks before formula is on shelves applause for secretary of agriculture tom vilsack when he announced the first shipment yesterday. [ applause ] >> i think it's applaudable that we're able to bring that much formula to help out that many children, but there's millions of children that may be affected by this. >> reporter: dr. josh wexler is a pediatrician he says usually parents should not switch formula, but now he's advising them to do exactly that to maintain the child's weight. >> you sacrifice weight gain, you potentially might not get taller you might potentially sacrifice your brain development as well
>> reporter: that second shipment arrives on wednesday at dulles airport outside of d.c. it then goes to pennsylvania before it is handed out. shep. >> perry russom, thanks very much. an unprovoked attack on a new york city subway now one man's dead, and police are searching for the suspect. plus, new york's not the only place experiencing a rise in transit crime how a group of unarmed people in chicago is taking matters into their own hands. and amber heard's legal team changing tactics their reason for deciding against putting johnny depp back on the stand and the supermodel added to the witness list as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news on cnbc.
if you're driving an older car and don't plan to trade it in anytime soon, you're not alone. new data shows the average age of vehicles on the road right now is 12.2 years. that's an all-time high according to s&p global media. it appears the trend of keeping cars longer isn't ending cnbc's phil lebeau how much of this is people can't find a car, not a new one to buy? >> reporter: that's part of it, shep in a typical year, we would see between 16 million and 17 million new vehicles being sold.
last year because of the chip shortage, there were fewer than 15 million sold. so there's fewer new vehicles. but another factor is the vehicles made today and really in the last 15, 20 years are more reliable and they last longer >> what about the record-high prices for used cars is that forcing people to hang on to them longer? you might think of selling with the price so high. >> reporter: you would think about selling, but then you've got to turn around and buy another used vehicle and let's do the math. the average used vehicle loan in the first quarter, according to edmunds, was just over $30,000 that's an increase in one year of almost $7,000 i believe that's made a lot of people sit there and say, you know what? yeah, i probably could get more for my car i got to turn around and take on another auto loan payment? no, thank you. i'll just continue driving what i have. what i have. >> >> if the average age for a model is 12, how many cars and
trucks are 20 years old? >> reporter: oh, you're going to love this stat if you think about it, there are 283 million vehicles in this country. about 16% -- 16%, shep -- were built before 2002. that is about 45 million vehicles that are at least 20 years old. that tells you how long the vehicles are lasting now remember when we were younger, shep it used to be, hey, i got 100,000 on my vehicle. i'm doing great. now, 200,000 is nothing for people. >> i tended to wreck them long before then. phil lebeau, good to see you thank you. i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news cities getting creative to fight crime on public transportation while new york city police search for another subway shooting suspect the cdc expects more north american cases of monkeypox, but experts say do not panic as they narrow how recent outbreaks are spreading. but first, amber heard's lawyers say they will not call
actor johnny depp back to the stand. that's an about-face, and it came during the middle of trial today. amber heard's legal team wrote in a statement, calling depp back to the stand would be as relevant to us as a bicycle to a fish her lawyers didn't say what caused the shift, but they still seem undecided because at the end of testimony today, they told the judge they might still call him up. meanwhile, with their new few remaining hours, heard's lawyers called to the stand an orthopedic surgeon he said the story that johnny depp told about how he injured his finger when the couple was in australia doesn't add up. >> this wound doesn't really appear to be a sharp glass laceration i can't determine the exact object, but i can determine that it's unlikely that it was sustained in the manner described. >> remember johnny depp told the jury he hurt his finger when amber heard threw a vodka bottle at him in cross-examination, johnny
depp's legal team pointed out this surgeon never actually examined the actor depp's lawyers showed him images from that night. >> have you seen this picture before, dr. moore? >> i have not. >> so you're not aware that this is also a picture from the bar area where mr. king testified he found mr. depp's finger? >> correct >> do you see the bloody tissue on the ground at the bottom of the bar? >> yes >> do you see the blood drops around that tissue >> yes >> so you didn't consider any of this evidence in rendering your opinion about how mr. depp injured his finger in australia, did you? >> i did not >> heard's legal team is almost finished presenting their case they have about four hours left. after that, depp's team will bring up some rebuttal witnesses. they're expected to call to the stand depp's former girlfriend, kate moss. amber heard mentioned the supermodel during her testimony a few weeks ago. depp's legal team also expected to bring johnny depp himself back up to the stand for rebuttal closing arguments set for friday
jesse weber is with us now, lawyer and host on law and crime network. jesse, depp's legal team says he'll be their last rebuttal witness. what do you think the goal there is >> they want to finish out strong this is the closing week it is his testimony that is the most important it has been selling this story for many of the people who watched him testify, they found that he came off very credible and strong i think that was one of the reasons why amber heard's side said, yes, we have a time limit, but there's so much risk about calling him back to the stand. i think they realized that johnny depp wants a home run, tell his story one more time and be the lasting thing that the jury remembers. >> now we're going to hear from kate moss. all of this because, really, amber heard opened the door for this testimony you wonder what's going to be there. >> oh, she opened the door for sure even his attorneys kind of did a fist bump. look, this is somebody that we believe has had a close relationship with johnny depp over the years, and it's all about that infamous staircase rumor, whether or not johnny
depp pushed her down the flight of stairs. she's going to probably come on the stand and say that was a rumor. he never would have done that. clearly amber heard referencing her to the jury is another reason and another point of ammunition for johnny depp to say, jury, don't believe anything that she has been telling you. this is just another rumor she has been peddling. this is just a symptom of her entire case. >> before we go, jesse, johnny depp's lawyers have been blowing up online of the case. i want to show our viewers this video you took of a member of the legal team leaving the courtroom today. rock star ovation. how does this public perception play into all of this? >> let me just tell you this has changed and transformed into something no one could have even imagined these attorneys have now become superstars what is happening outside this courtroom and inside this courtroom is a movement. it has definitely changed. remember, as we said, johnny depp is fighting two battles, the court of law, the court of public opinion when you watch that, you have to think he is loving this, that
his whole tide has changed, that he's getting this public support, and his attorneys have now become their own kind of celebrities in this case it's phenomenal. it's really a phenomenon i will tell you that much. >> jesse weber live, fairfax, virginia thanks. a manhunt now in new york city police say they're searching for somebody they say shot and killed a man on the subway in what appears to be a random attack they released this mug shot of the suspect just a short time ago. andrew abdullah is his name. they say he has gang ties. they also released these surveillance photos of the suspect this morning police say they believe abdullah shot and killed 48-year-old daniel enriquez on the q train cops say the suspect paced back and forth in the train car then shot enriquez one time in the chest. law enforcement sources say after the shooter left the train, he walked up the station stairs and handed the gun to a homeless man new york city mayor eric adams
acknowledging the shooting comes as more new yorkers return to the subway system. >> this sends a chilling impact. there's no getting around that we're going to -- we're going to make sure our subway system is safe. >> the victim's sister says he was the son of mexican immigrants she said he was born and grew up in new york city cnbc's valerie castro in manhattan now with more from enriquez's sister. >> um, a loving brother. >> reporter: griselda vile describing her older brother, daniel enriquez, to nbc's emilie ikeda, just one day after he was shot and killed on a new york city subway train, the fourth subway-related homicide in the city this year >> never would i imagine that my my brother brother would be murdered like this assassinated. >> reporter: the sunday morning killing coming as the city struggles to combat a more than
62% rise in transit crimes while violent crime is up 40% cross the five boroughs. mayor eric adams vowing to boost the presence of police and invest in new technology. >> i want to bring technology, not metal detectors but technology that could identify a gun. and i want to bring that, move it around in the subway system so that we can identify guns. >> reporter: just six weeks earlier, ten people were shot on a brooklyn subway train during a weekday morning commute. police pointing out that unlike that incident, this time the surveillance cameras were working and captured these images of the suspect. as workers return to their daily commutes, many say they're left with no choice but to ride the subway >> there's not much i can do i wish it was more safer. >> the most efficient way to go somewhere, but you know what it is what it is. >> reporter: while the mayor tries to reassure people that in some categories, crime has gone down >> shooters are decreasing
murders are decreasing during the month of april compared to last year. you know, the neighborhood safety teams are doing their job. >> i think that repeating the statement that the city is safe, that the subways are safe, you can't fool new yorkers >> reporter: and as for more safety measures, the mayor says the nypd is conducting random bag checks throughout the transit system he says there also is some discussion about screening people who arrive to the city by bus in hopes of catching any guns being smuggled across state lines. shep. >> valerie castro, thank you crime on public transportation isn't rising just in new york. it's happening in other major cities across the country. and it comes as americans are trying to get back to normal after the pandemic really changed everything cnbc's andrea day reports on the alarming rise in violence on public transit and what people in one city are doing about it. >> reporter: america's biggest cities experiencing a major
surge in transit crime. >> we don't feel safe. no one does. >> reporter: coast to coast, violent attacks caught on camera, from a daytime stabbing in l.a. to an elderly man sucker-punched in new york. >> the subway system and our bus system, they are the lifeblood of our city. >> reporter: authorities in major metro areas already moving to increase security and police presence but this group of citizens says that's not enough. >> there have been a lot of recent attacks on people on the red line train right in chicago. >> reporter: tio hardiman is the executive director of violence interrupters this group of unarmed volunteers patrol the trains in a hard-hit neighborhood >> if we were to notice that someone is in the process of harming somebody, violence interrupters are disciplined and trained on how to de-escalate a situation without the use of violence we have a relationship with a lot of these young guys on the trains, so we plan to talk to them and talk them down and get
them the services that they need. >> reporter: here in chicago, reported transit crime now up 44% compared with 2021 in atlanta, it's up 26%. and as we mentioned in new york city, over 62% >> for transit, i think safety is the number one issue. >> reporter: chris herman, a criminal justice expert and professor at jon jay college, points to low ridership itself as part of the problem while new york city subway use is on the rise, it's still down roughly 40% when compared with pre-pandemic norms >> as we see more people riding the subways, eventually the potential or motivated offenders, they're going to be deterred from victimizing people because they're going to have that thought that there's more potential good samaritans that are going to intervene. >> reporter: back in chicago, tio says more commuters around won't address the biggest problem he's seeing out here on the rails. >> you have a lot of people with mental health issues you can see it in their faces. you have a lot of people that are homeless the passengers, a lot of them
are paranoid and scared for their lives. >> shep, tio says as volunteers go through specific training on how to help those suffering from mental illness, he says he's had early conversations with officials in the mayor's office and hopes to eventually have a more formal partnership with the city of chicago. shep. >> andrea, thank you. a brutal death in texas now linked to a love triangle gone bad. details from a tipster who came forward as police search for the woman at the center of it all. and masked robbers in california picked the wrong target the caught-on-camera brawl when store employees fight back
the world health organization reports it's detected about 200 confirmed or suspected cases across at least a dozen countries in europe and north america. u.s. health experts insist anybody can catch monkeypox. but a top cdc official says many of the cases that officials are identifying globally right now appear to be among gay or bisexual men he warns people may at first mistake the infection for a sexually transmitted disease he says anybody who develops a rash or lesions like these should see a doctor. cdc reports it's now in the process of releasing about a thousand vaccine doses from a strategic national stockpile that's been approved for monkeypox. a possible murderous love triangle rocking the pro cycling community. anna moriah wilson, a rising cycling star, died in austin earlier this month police there say a woman named kaitlin armstrong shot and killed her
they say armstrong became furious after she learned wilson had hooked up with her boyfriend, the pro cyclist colin strickland now he is speaking out in a statement today, strickland said he has cooperated fully with investigators but he also confirmed he had a brief relationship with wilson back in october that spanned a week or so but that was it. he says the relationship was platonic and professional after that point he didn't say anything about his current girlfriend she's the one who's the accused killer, on the run for weeks now the feds are on her trail. here's nbc's morgan chesky >> reporter: u.s. marshals leading a coast to coast search for a murder suspect who hasn't been seen in more than a week. 35-year-old kaitlin armstrong is accused of fatally shooting professional cyclist anna moriah wilson police say on may 11th, officers found the 25-year-old's body at this austin home with multiple gunshot wounds. >> there's some suspicious activity going on in there, so
we definitely went with the suspicious death. >> reporter: in an affidavit obtained by our nbc affiliate, kxan, police say wilson had met with the suspect's current boyfriend, colin strickland, the night she was killed the two both pro cyclists who strickland said briefly dated last fall, went swimming and to dinner before strickland dropped wilson off at the home where she was later found dead detectives say one minute after wilson arrived, security footage shows an suv similar to kaitlin armstrong's appearing to pull up outside. when officers confronted armstrong with video evidence, she provided no explanation and continued to remain very still and guarded. police later told her she was free to go in a statement, wilson's family says they are devastated by the loss of our beautiful daughter and sister >> i don't think anyone would have anything bad to say about her. >> reporter: as police enlist the help of the u.s. marshals, investigators say an anonymous tipster they call credible told
them armstrong discovered strickland, her boyfriend, was having a romantic relationship with wilson. the tipster telling police armstrong became furious and was shaking with anger and wanted to kill her wilson's family says at the time of her death, she was not in a romantic relationship with anyone. >> it is all moriah wilson. >> reporter: known best as mo, wilson had been a rising talent. a combination of mountain and road biking. >> i put a really hard effort in at the end. >> reporter: now as investigators piece together what may have led to wilson's death, the search is intensifying for the missing suspected murderer and tonight authorities staying very tight-lipped on the whereabouts of their prime suspect and not saying where the search has gone but only saying u.s. marshals are leading it at this time. they also pointed out one other thing, shep, and that is that the boyfriend in this case is not believed to be a suspect because he did have an alibi, and he is not placed near that
crime scene when it took place shep. >> morgan chesky live tonight in austin the motel room in indiana where the fugitives casey white and vicky white spent their last days together on the run, well, now it has a long wait list. it's apparently become a hot spot for true crime enthusiasts. a local tv station reports at least 70 people are waiting to stay in that same room, the same one the accused murderer and former corrections officer uses. it's room 150 at the motel 41 in evansville, indiana. a clerk there told the station 25 people called about booking it just yesterday. they say the ground-level room typically goes for about 60 bucks a night, but as you might imagine, it's now booking for as much as $100. the nationwide manhunt for the fugitives ended with a dramatic police chase and crash local officials say casey white, the former inmate, surrendered to cops, and vicky white, the
corrections officer, killed herself. she's accused of breaking him out of that alabama jail last month. another violent smash-and-grab robbery at a jewelry store, but this time the employees fought back. surveillance cameras captured it all. look here. it happened in huntington beach, california, just yesterday afternoon. employees at the princess bride diamonds jewelry store say four hooded suspects came in. one of them had a hammer, started smashing away at the glass case but employees started hitting and punching the robbers at one point, you can see them kicking one of the robbers on the ground there one employee says she didn't know what to do at first, but her co-workers' bravery or whatever eventually rubbed off on her >> as soon as like i saw them coming in and like you're fighting, lily's fighting, i like also needed to get in there too. >> look here you can see her ramming the robbers with a chair the fighting seemed to work. the robbers took off, but according to cops, they did make
off with more than $7,500 worth of jewelry one of the employees said he was hit in the head with a hammer during the attack but says he's okay police say they're still investigating. crypto the sector has lost more than a trillion dollars in value this year alone but regardless of the wild market swings, it's becoming more part of mainstream financial life we'll introduce you to one woman who says she's all in and making it work. he was a child actor in the movie "jaws" back in the 1970s small part, one of the kids who put that fake shark fin in the water, something he probably would not want to see now in his new job as the real-life chief martin brody
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it has 130 locations in russia, but they license all of them the exodus effectively pulls the starbucks brand permanently from russia starbucks reports it will continue to pay it's nearly 2,000 russian workers for six months mcdonald's reported just days ago it's selling all 850 of its russian restaurants. conan o'brien finding a friend the former late night host sold his podcast company, including his own podcast, conan o'brien needs a friend, to sirius xm they paid 150 million bucks. the package includes a five-year talent agreement with conan o'brien. and arby's beefing up its "we have the meat" claim it's introducing its first hamburger, actually a premium wagyu burger since it opened in 1964, arby's has served roast beef, poultry, even deer and elk, but never a burger the new meat about six bucks, and it's available only through july on wall street, the dow up 618.
s&p up 72. nasdaq up 181, snapping a three-day losing streak. cryptocurrencies lost a trillion dollars in market value this year. still, they're increasingly becoming a part of everyday life for u.s. house holds according to new data from the federal reserve today, last year more than 1 in 10 american adults held or used cryptocurrencies but only 3% of adults actually used cryptos for purchases or money transfers. cnbc's sharon epperson talked to a woman who has gone all in with crypto from her salary to even her mortgage payments. >> reporter: alyssa howell joined a crypto walt last fall that paid all of its employees in bitcoin. >> it has been a very steep learning curve for me. >> reporter: she never owned digital currencies before this job. now howell is paid in bitcoin on the 1st of every month based on her salary in u.s. dollars. >> if bitcoin is 50,000 and i make 25,000 per month, i'll
receive half of a bitcoin. now, on the 1st, our company sets the price so at a certain time on the 1st of every month, they'll say, this is the exchange rate for bitcoin. >> reporter: employees can then convert their crypto paychecks back into dollars with the company covering the conversion fee. but this single mother of two has gone all in with crypto. >> you read it. >> reporter: while she exchange- bitcoin for dollars to pay day to day expenses, she found a lender who would accept bitcoin for a mortgage and keeps 10% of her bitcoin pay for retirement savings. >> i'm long-term cryptocurrency. so i'm not watching the volatility on the day to day i'm here for the next five years, the next decade, the next two decades. that's where i really see the opportunity. >> reporter: howell has worked for the firm exodus for about seven months the company's ceo says paying employees in bitcoin is a way to help make virtual currencies more mainstream. >> i love telling people that
only invest what you can afford to lose because this market still is early even though we believe in the future of this market early days it's still volatile. the price goes up and down, up and down. >> reporter: bitcoin has been a roller coaster for investors the price reaching an all-time high above $68,000 last november, but losing half its value since then financial advisers caution investors to balance their crypto investments with other financial goals and not to get in over their heads. before investing in crypto, ask yourself, do you have sufficient emergency savings, disability and life insurance are you saving enough for retirement also consider your cash flow >> take a breath before pressing that buy button and potentially consulting with an adviser to say is this the right thing for me. >> reporter: keep in mind there are fees involved with exchanging bitcoin for dollars and tax implications to consider as well. also managing your finances using bitcoin or
cryptocurrencies does not offer the same consumer protections as keeping your money in a bank or brokerage account. shep. >> sharon, thanks. the hard lines of new york city's past officially disconnected officials uprooted the city's last public pay phones, carted them away to a museum. the steel phone bank used to dominate city corners. according to city data, there were more than 8,000 of them as recently as 2015 then the city started to switch them out for public wi-fi hot spots. there you get phone calls, transit info, real-time weather, and a charge for your cell phone. one of the kids from the movie "jaws" now in charge of defending part of martha's vineyard this is jonathan searle. he's the new chief of police in oaks bluff, massachusetts. that's the small town on martha's vineyard where spielberg filmed "jaws." searle and his brother were in this scene from the movie where two kids fooled beachgoers with a fake shark fin. >> he made me do it. >> searle was the kid on the right there.
he told the vineyard gazette newspaper this is something he's been working toward his whole career 45 seconds and a race to the finish president biden gave beijing a stern warning at a news conference in tokyo today. he said the u.s. would get involved militarily to defend taiwan if china tries to take it by force white house officials almost immediately walked back those comments. another massive shipment of baby formula from europe heading to the u.s., landing wednesday. and voters in five states to the polls for primaries tomorrow winning candidates are to face off in the november midterms and help determine which party will control congress. and now you know the news of this monday, may 23rd, 2022. i'm shepard smith. thanks for checking in tonight we hope to see you back here for "the news" on cnbc tomorrow.
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