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we begin this hour with new claims that ukrainian forces are holding back the russian offensive in the donbas region, and actually recapturing territory in and around kharkiv. ukraine's second biggest city has been scene of intense fighting. drone footage shows ukrainian troops targeting a russian t-90 tank. ukraine's military says russian has sent 500 troops from donetsk and luhansk to kharkiv. believes wants to protect supply lines and guard against cross border attacks. >> translator: provided with good news from kharkiv, the occupiers are being pushed away from kharkiv. >> u.s. defense official says russia has fired 10 to 12 hype hypersonic missiles at targets
in ukraine since the start of the conflict. ukrainian officials claim a new type of hypersonic missile hit a shopping mall and hotels in odesa. many soldiers are wounded in the steel plant. belarus is deploying special forces to the border with ukraine. head of the military says it's meant to counter buildup of u.s. and western troops. u.s. lawmakers just approved a major aid package, $40 billion, passed 368 in favor to 57 opposed. all the no votes from republicans. bill now heads to the senate. if passed will be signed into law by u.s. president joe biden.
melissa bell is live for us. what are you learning about ukraine fighters pushing back russian forces around kharkiv and what this could mean? >> as far as president zelenskyy is concerned, said this could mark a new phase in the war. hope on the side of the ukrainians as to what the taking of these mean. four towns north of kharkiv and south of the russian border, that's important, shows counteroffensive by ukraine is making progress. but mostly because of the importance of the supply lines. supply routes that russia is hoping to keep open. victory for the ukrainians and another indication their counteroffensive is working or at least the russians are kept at bay in southeast of kharkiv in izium.
as far as we can tell of troop movements on the ground, town that had been taken by russian forces on april 1st is essentially still the scene of intense fighting but looks as though ukrainian forces may have managed to stop or slowed or stalled the russian advance. that intense fighting, a grisly discovery yesterday, 44 bodies of civilians found in collapsed building. reminder of the intensity of the fighting and shelg of the town that took place through month of april, we don't know how long they had been there, had been sheltering in basement when they were killed and could be more bodies found. but sign that counteroffensive is working and momentum, according to what president zelenskyy this to say yesterday, is something the ukraine is looking towards as it continues
fight against the russian's attempt to extend territorial gains in donbas and to the south, crucially along the southern coast. >> melissa bell joining us from lviv in ukraine, many thanks for that. joining me now from kyiv is ukraine's first deputy minister of foreign affairs. thank you so much for joining us. >> it's a pleasure. >> i do want to start with the critical southern city of odesa hit by russian hypersonic missiles targeting hotels and a shopping mall. can ukraine hold on to the city if russia continues to use hypersonic missiles that evade detection? >> it's a war, no one can be
sure. what i find most amazing as well as the whole world is the bravery of the ukrainian army, its capacity and spirit. because we all know russia has failed to accomplish initial goal. putin was sure he could take control of my country in three days and no one would do anything like in 2014 when he invaded donbas and before when he took georgia. for today our military capacities are much higher, and thanks to international partners including the united states, with the congress approval of the allocation of $40 billion u.s. we've been pushing for weaponry, weaponry, weaponry. and final point i want to deliver, when evil is not stopped, it becomes bigger. exactly why we're having the war, we didn't stop it in 2014. if we're not able to contain it
today, not only the ukrainian responsibility, we've been fighting evil. if it's not stopped here, contained here, it will become bigger. this is not even regional but international responsibility to stop putin here. >> you mentioned the $40 billion, it has passed through the house of representatives, then has to go to the senate, then eventually be signed into law by u.s. president biden, that's going to take time. more lives will be lost in midst of that. what exactly does ukraine need right now? in addition to what it has. >> sensitive information and not be public in saying this, but multilaunch rocket system, armored vehicles, all the systems, machines and drones. this is what we need in order not to only defend ourselves but
also to deoccupy the territories, as you said in the report from lviv, putin delivering speech on 9th of may, chauvinistic day when they monopolize the victory over the facists, putin is trying to deliver to his nation they're the victims fighting for sacred things and historical lens. they've launched project, called the people's republic like in so-called donetsk and luhansk people's republic, wants to cut
us off from access to the black and azov sea. again. he was sure in three days he would destroy us. this is how the negotiation started, their delegation brought up maps, said we're going to destroy you here, here, here. when they failed to do so, they started negotiating. it was for sure. today i think that putin, this is the beginning of his end. he's war, full-fledged war. atrocities we hope all see in ukraine is beginning of russia's end. >> emine dzheppar, thanks for tau t talking to us. breaking news, al jazeera
journalist has been killed covering clashes between israeli security forces and pal c palestinians. joining us live from jerusalem, a tragic outcome. what more are you learning about the deadly shooting? >> reporter: terrible news, rosemary, a reporter for al jazeera, a well-known, veteran correspondent working for them in jerusalem for decades was shot and killed on assignment in west bank town of jenin. palestinian ministry of health said shot and killed by bullet to the head. second journalist, ali al samudi was also shot.
he's going to recover. say we call on the international community to condemn and hold the israeli occupation forces accountable for deliberately targeting our colleague. israeli defense forces say they're investigating and looking into the possibility that they were hit by palestinian gunmen. they were in jenin area to conduct counterterrorism activities. they say during that activity came under massive fire and armed palestinian gunmen shot at them and hurled explosive devices towards them and soldiers responded towards the fire. circumstances are being worked out. this is incredibly tragic and terrible situation. shireen was a well-known, veteran correspondent, working in jerusalem for decades.
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we turn to u.s. politics now. two closely watched republican primaries that put former president donald trump's influence over his party to the test. in west virginia, cnn projects mooney will win over mckinley for newly formed district. but trump's preferred candidate for nebraska's republican primary for governor did not come out ahead. cnn projects that jim pillen will win over charles herbster. political analyst michael
genovese, author of "the modern president: six debates that define the institution." good to have you with us. >> thanks for having me. >> republicans voted in two key tests of the endorsement power of donald trump. a successful king maker in west virginia, not in nebraska. start with west virginia, cnn predicts mooney will win, not much of a surprise. trump won the state more than 68% in 2020. how much comfort should the former president take from this win coming after success in ohio with his pick, jd vance? >> well, this one was expected, so of course the president's going to be pleased. less pleased over the other race that occurred, nebraska governor's race. he lost that one.
he backed a stronger candidate in west virginia than nebraska where yhe backed someone obsessively loyal to the president, that was litmus test, how loyal are you to the president, and supported someone who was a weak candidate. >> let's talk about it. we have jim pillen, he'll win the gop gubernatorial primary. he wasn't trump's pick, charles herbster was, but he faces sexual misconduct allegations by eight women. talk to us about the factors that put pillen ahead of herbster and how worried trump should be by this outcome. >> in a way pillen backed in because herbster was such a bad candidate as you mentioned. charges of sexual harassment, one by a republican state legislator. he backs candidates who love him
most, are most loyal to him. saw in west virginia and nebraska. that's trump's weakness. weakness, if you love me, i'll love you back. you don't love me, i'm out to get you. so it was a split decision, sure things are not happy in mar-a-lago right now. trump needs to be kingmaker, seen as such, but nebraska said he might be a humpty-dumpty. trump is basing power on fear and love. base loves him, party regulars fear him. loses one or two more races next few cycles, they'll fear him less and he'll become much less of a factor. >> interesting. let's look at how much a trump endorsement is really worth given what you've just said. how would you expect the republican primary races to play out for the former president? >> really big test is end of the
month on the 24th in georgia. because that was the state that trump lost in 2020, he claimed he won it, blames two state elected officials, the governor, kap, and secretary of state raffensperger, the famous one from the trump phone call where he said find me 11,780 votes. they went by rule of law. trump wanted them to follow loyalty to him. he's obsessed with getting both of them defeated. that's a tremendously important test. if he can get both of them knocked out in georgia, then he's got the power he's always been claiming and that he really needs. if he loses one or both, he's much more weakened. he's not going to have the oomph and fear factor. georgia is key test one way or another. >> michael, on the other side of
the spectrum, president joe biden is blasting ultramega republicans and their inflation plans and arguing his plan works better as he makes that top domestic priority. how will that approach work? everyone blames him despite most of us who read about it know it's because of the pandemic, the supply chain impacted by that and war in ukraine. but most people see biden's in power, inflation is high, it's his fault. >> it's a shorthanded way to understand politics, praise or blame incumbent, his fault or not. some cases it's incumbent's fault and some cases forces beyond the president's control. question is will biden be a biden burden to the democrats or give them a biden bump. he's not mentioning donald trump by name, talking about radical
maga voters, doesn't want to give donald trump more oxygen than he already has, much too much according to biden. trying to break some of the republicans off from the trump loyalists and say, you know, their group is too radical, extreme and trump oriented, it's radical agenda and lot of party regulars might be sympathetic but need something to vote for. i don't know that president biden is doing much to attract those voters. >> keep watching, michael, a pleasure. >> great to see you, rosemary. still to come, a routine flight takes turn for the worse. one passenger saved the day by landing plane with no experience. inflation, can the white house turn it around. latest remarks from the u.s. president. back in just a moment.
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in organized crime rings. but when chesa boudin took office, he dissolved the unit and stopped me from collaborating with the police on my cases. now home and car break-ins are on the rise because repeat offenders know they can get away with it. chesa boudin is failing to do his job. there's a better way to keep san francisco safe. recall chesa boudin now. welcome back, everyone. key measure on u.s. inflation comes out in next few hours. consumer price index report could give a better sense whether inflation is nearing its peak. u.s. president says fighting inflation is his top domestic
priority. joe biden blames the pandemic and russia's war in ukraine for the economic trouble, and says he understands the frustrations families are facing. take a listen. >> i know the families all across america are hurting because of inflation. i understand what it feels like. i come from family where when the price of gas or food went up, we felt it, it was a discussion at the kitchen table. >> cost of gasoline has been going up, fresh new high nationally on tuesday. pete. >> reporter: gas experts are calling it a crisis from california to ohio where in the span of one day, gallon of regular at marathon jumped 24 cents. paying more than the national average, $4.37 according to aaa. crushed previous record of $4.33
two months ago. >> stretching it out. not going as many places. tend to take my husband's car, which gets better gas mileage. it's really a shame this is where we're at. >> reporter: national average has jumped 17 cents in last week, in part due to the ongoing war in ukraine. in long beach, california, just shy of $6 a gallon. >> breaking the bank. still have to go to work and not making any more money, all is going to gas. >> reporter: experts think prices will ease next month but relief might not last into what is expected to be huge summer travel season. >> probably one of the most expensive summers ever. >> july and august is anybody's guess. and there's absolutely no relief in the price for diesel, something that infiltrates every nook and cranny of the economy. >> reporter: president joe biden
called inflation a top challenge facing families. >> they're doing everything in their power to figure out how not to show up at gas pump. >> something needs to be done, got to get something figured out. it's really hard on most americans. >> reporter: there is not much the biden administration can do on this except a pause on the federal gas tax, 18 cents a gallon to negate the price increases. but it's not clear that the savings would be passed along to consumers at the pump. cnn, cincinnati, ohio. a passenger on small plane in florida pulled off amazing feat, landing flight with absolutely no experience. you can see its shaky touchdown here after the pilot became unable to fly, passenger on the private flight contacted air traffic control for help.
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as tensions rise between china and taiwan, top u.s. intelligence officials are now warning taiwan will face an acute threat by the end of the decade. they told lawmakers china likely wants to avoid a military conflict over taiwan but is still working to build a military that can take over the self-governing island. that assessment heightened concerns about what possible action china could take and how that might affect taiwan's role in the tech industry. will ripley. >> reporter: taiwan's first line of defense from a chinese invasion. billions spent on missiles, new
warships and submarines, upgraded fleet of fighter jets. expanded training for reserve soldiers, all dwarfed by the mainland's massive military. china's defense budget, 17 times bigger than taiwan. experts say the island's biggest weapon against china is technology so small you need a microscope. super tiny and powerful semiconductors. this tiny tech powers products you use every day. taiwan produces about 70% of the world's semiconductor chips. most made by tsmc, asia's most valuable company making chips for companies around the world like apple and intel. experts warn any disruption to the chip supply could paralyze global production, impacting almost everyone. >> people like to say taiwan should be defended by virtue of it being a democracy. that's too abstract. if there's war in taiwan strait, the price of computers would increase, cell phones would become more expensive.
it helps people make that self-serving but emotional connection with a society that would be otherwise abstract to them. >> reporter: russia's unprovoked invasion of ukraine is raising questions about the future of taiwan, self-governing democracy claimed but never controlled by beijing's communist rulers. what makes taiwan different from ukraine is the economic leverage? >> much more relevant to the global economy than ukraine. that is true. >> reporter: even china relies on chips from taiwan. more than 50% of the exports to the mainland are semiconductors. china is top trading partner. what does it mean economically for taiwan and china if there's a conflict to break out? >> disastrous for taiwan, china, also for the u.s., eu, everybody. >> reporter: chinese president xi jinping had vowed to rejoin with taiwan
no matter the cost. the chip industry could make the cost of any invasion far too steep. strategic role of taiwan's chip industry is something the government points out when people compare the threat to ukraine to taiwan. if there was invasion of taiwan, people would have to wait over a year for new cell phone and longer for laptop. that might be the motivator for the western countries to jump in and do more for taiwan than they are for ukraine. that's something they're looking at as they analyze the island they want to reclaim. >> thanks. thanks for your company. rosemary church. for international viewers, "world sport" is next, for north
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>> right there. here. [ sirens ] >> need a medic here, he's shot as well. >> clear. 41 birch. >> reporter: final moments of a manhunt heard through police dispatch. >> calling 911. >> reporter: only one shot fired. >> female suspect shot herself. the male suspect gave up. >> reporter: indiana sheriff says numerous weapons, wigs and $29,000 in cash were found inside the car. >> at least four hand guns, semiautomatics, .9 millimeters, could have been used to ambush our officers. >> reporter: car spotted in motel parking lot by evansville
police officer. >> members rammed the vehicle. pushed it into a ditch. we later found out, had they not done that, fugitive was going to engage in a shootout with law enforcement. >> reporter: fugitive casey white was driving, vicky white was found in the car and died hours later after law enforcement said she shot herself after the pursuit ended. >> unconscious with gunshot wound to the head, and male suspect gave up without incident. >> reporter: casey white waived extradition hearing in indiana, saying he wanted to go back to alabama. >> will immediately go before the judge and transported directly to the department of corrections. >> reporter: pair, not related, disappeared from alabama jail after vicky white told colleagues she was taking him to courthouse for mental health evaluation. they never got there and none had been scheduled.
authorities found her patrol car abandoned in a parking lot. >> purchased the getaway car, sold her house, got her hands on cash, went shopping, bought clothes for him. she just obviously put the plan together. >> reporter: then the pair fled in a pickup truck later spotted at car wash in indiana. then transferred to cadillac spotted a week later at nearby motel. do you have any idea what they were doing here for a week? >> i think he said he was just trying to find a place to hide out and lay low. they had driven long enough, wanted to stop for a while, get bearings straight and figure out next place to travel. >> reporter: the manager said he didn't recognize them when law enforcement showed photos. >> they were looking, nobody under that name. didn't know if they stayed at hotel or not. >> lot of questions won't be answered until there's a deeper investigation.
>> reporter: sheriff believes that casey white and vicky white couldn't initially get a room at the motel because of the lack of i.d. and paid a separate person to rent the room for them but it's unclear if the person knew who they were. sheriff says there are no other suspects or plans to charge anyone else. as part of this investigation. still loose ends to tie up on the indiana side of things, sheriff says he believes this case is solved. omar jimenez, cnn, evansville, indiana. the u.s. firearm homicide rate in 2020 was the highest since 1994. that's according to data published on tuesday by the u.s. centers for disease control. study found between 2019 and 2020, the firearm homicide rate increased 35%. that jump may be due in part to
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climate change. here is the story from nick watt. lake mead is slinking, an omen of about uncertain future as climate change bites, and as that water lowers, grisly discoveries from a past. this past saturday, may 7th, human skeletal remains spotted at a popular recreation spot. >> the second guess bringing your kids out here anymore. >> i think i want to leave. >> reporter: less than a week earlier, sunday may 1, another human body in a rusty barrel in the mud. >> this is definitely and clearly a homicide investigation. >> reporter: because in that decomposing body they found a gunshot wound. >> we believe the incident occurred in the late 1970s to early '80s, and we're basing that upon footwear and clothing that the victim was found wearing. and we know that that footwear and clothing was sold at kmart
in the late -- mid- to late 1970s. >> reporter: back in those day, las vegas was a gangster's paradise that inspired a cinematic staple. remember "casino"? >> meeting in the middle of the desert always made me nervous. it's a scary place. >> reporter: dead bodies in trunks, shallow graves, cement boots. >> we're assuming mafia, everything because it's vegas. >> reporter: these two retired vegas cops, now podcast hosts are offering $5,000 to any diver who finds another body. >> i feel it would be interesting to close out some cases or identify some people that are mission persons. >> so the body in the barrel that was found was found right here when it was dumped decades ago, it would have been under a lot of water. this would have been somewhere near the middle of lake mead. so a safe, submerged secret not anymore. this is now the shoreline. and so detectives from vegas are now faced with a decades' old murder, a vast crime scene, and right now very little to go on
beyond those '70s shoes. >> in any homicide investigation, the first part of the investigation is obviously we have to identify the victim. and that's what we're trying to do at this point. >> reporter: so two bodies found in just over a week. the body in the barrel now a homicide investigation. the skeleton found just this past weekend. suspects do not suspect foul play because accidents do happen out here on the lake, drownings. it's huge. it's windy. the water is cold. it's deep -- or it used to be deep. and police believe that more bodies will be found here at lake mead because the water is low and is only going to get lower. there is no end in sight for the mega drought that is causing this dramatic fall. you know, 20 years ago, maybe, the water would be just a few feet below where i'm standing. now today, look at it. nick watt, cnn, lake mead, nevada. tesla and spacex ceo elon
musk says he will restore former u.s. president donald trump's banned twitter account if his deal to acquire the company is completed. take a listen. >> i do think that it was not correct to ban donald trump. i think that was a mistake. because it -- it alienated a large part of the country and did not ultimately result in donald trump not having a voice. >> musk says he thinks twitter should be very cautious with permanent bans and banning trump may have amplified his voice among the right wing. the spacex chief has said his main goal is to bolster free speech on twitter. well, after nearly 22 years, apple has decided to retire the ipod. on tuesday, the company announced it would discontinue production on the ipod touch,
the only model still on shelves. the late steve jobs introduced the revolutionary music player in 2001 with a promise of holding up to one thousand cd quality songs. apple says the spirit of the ipod lives on in all its current products where music storage and streaming have become an essential part of software. celebrity chef mario batali has been found not guilty of indecent assault after allegedly groping a woman at a boston restaurant in 2017. the judge said batali's conduct was not befitting of a public person of his stature, but added that the accuser had significant credibility issues and her motivation was financial gain. nathalie tenay had accused batali of groping her during an impromptu sophie session, an allegation batali denied. and thank you so much for joining us this hour.
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