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or connected tv. i'm elise preston, cbs news, new york. it's monday, labor day, september 6th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." aid expires. unemployment benefits for millions of americans runs out today. what this means for people who are out of jobs across the nation. severe spike. new covid infections are reportedly up 1,000% since memorial day. what dr. anthony fauci says about the delta variant as kids return back to class. and death toll climbing. ida has now killed at least 68 people after ravaging the gulf coast and the northeast where the president will be tomorrow the president will be tomorrow to tour the storm's damage. captioning funded by cbs
good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this labor day federal funds meant to ease the economic shock of the pandemic are expiring. this will affect more than eight million amamericans who are outf work. millions of people will also lose an extra $300 boost to their state unemployment benefits, and it couldn't come at a worse time. elise preston is tracking the latest from new york. elise, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. now these enhanced benefits to help americans who lost their jobs during the pandemic were enacted last year, and now many are scrambling to figure out what to do. jobless benefits for millions of americans are running out today. some key federal programs put into place at the start of the pandemic are expiring. that includes a $300-a-week boost in unemployment checks. it has many concerned about how to pay the bills.
>> my inner voice is yelling and screaming to be like what i'm going to do, what i'm going to do, what i'm going to do. >> reporter: on friday the labor department announced the economy added 235,000 jobs in august, well below wall street expectations. restaurants and bars actually lost 42,000 jobs. >> in this business, you're always hiring. >> reporter: francois paradise has struggled to fill positions at his minneapolis cafe. >> after the unemployment support is going to dwindle, some are going to readjust what their income is, their needs, and may come out. >> reporter: now critics have slammed the extra money as a disincentive for the unemployed to get back to work. anne-marie? >> elise preston in new york. thank you so much. now on to covid. new infections have reportedly jumped 1,000% since memorial day. right now more than 62% of total
u.s. populations has received at least one vaccine dose. 53% are fully vaccinated. dr. anthony fauci addressed recent cdc reports finding more children are being hospitalized because of the virus. he said the delta variant is dangerous but not a huge threat to kids. >> there is some indication in adults that the delta variant might be more severe, but all the data that we are collecting right now does not give any definitive information that the delta variant is more severe in children. >> dr. fauci also said booster doses of moderna's covid vaccine may be delayed, but pfizer will likely meet the september 20th deadline. as the cleanup from hurricane ida continues, the death toll has now climbed to at least 68 people in eight states. a week after ida slammed into the gulf coast, more than half a million people are still without power in louisiana.
officials warn that electricity to some of the state's hardest hit areas may not be back until the end of the month. and the police chief in the village of killian said people are in desperate need of supplies. >> if we don't get mres, water, diapers, commodities, just anything to help these citizens, that is going to be a very tough time. >> louisiana ordered seven nursing homes to close after hundreds of patients were evacuated to a makeshift shelter at a warehouse before the hurricane hit. seven of those patients have died since being moved. and president biden is set to visit storm-ravaged new jersey and new york city tomorrow. new jersey governor phil murphy toured some of the hardest hit parts of his state over the weekend. murphy said his state and the country's infrastructure is not up to task, and the playbook must change with more frequent and intense storms. >> it was a historic storm by any measure.
you had in an hour or two a month's worth of rain. we have to accept, sadly, that's the new norm. >> the storm dumped a record three inches of rain in an hour in new york last wednesday, overwhelming drainage systems. at least 17 people died there. new york governor kathy hochul said that a new approach it needed that factors in flash floods. and this morning the taliban claim that they have seized the last province in afghanistan, northeast of kabul, to complete their takeover of the country. meanwhile, the white house says that there's still at least 100 american citizens remaining there and hopes to get them out in the coming days. the taliban have been accused of holding americans hostage. satellite images show six chartered planes meant to evacuate u.s. citizens and afghan allies grounded by the militants. charlie d'agata reports. >> reporter: the demonstrations haven't stopped despite the
risks. [ chants ] women demanding that their rights will be protected under broke up this protest after firing guns into the air, but allegations of taliban brutality have begun to emerge. family members say heavily pregnant mother banu negar was shot dead in front of her children in ghor, west of kabul. graphic pictures appear to show her badly disfigured face. the taliban denies it and is investigating. as the taliban tightens its grip across the country, fighting has been raging in the panjshir valley north of kabul. the leader of the resistance, ahmed massoud, said he's ready for talks with the taliban. in kabul, they're whitewashing the blast walls. they say getting it clean and ready for the new government. and scenes few would have imagined under taliban rule -- a full house stadium to watch a cricket match.
taliban and afghan flags waving side by side. a moment of respite while afghans wait to learn what the new government has in store. u.s. secretary of state antony blinken is due to arrive here in doha in the coming days. this country has been vital in the evacuation of u.s. citizens and afghans by the tens of thousands to the u.s. airbase here. >> that was charlie d'agata reporting. coming up now, demolition day. a historic hotel is brought down in atlanta, halting airport traffic. and later, some of the biggest names in country music are performing in a benefit concert to help flood victims. we'll tell you who's in the lineup. this is the "cbs morning news." "
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to bring down an abandoned hotel building outside atlanta's hartsfield-jackson international airport. the former sheraton hotel was imploded to make room for an airport expansion project. it temporarily halted airplane traffic on two runways. the building at one time was also used as a production studio for movies and tv shows, including "the walking dead." gavin newsom got help in his recall fight, and there was a deadly shooting in florida. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." "usa today" reports that four people were shot and killed in two separate houses on the same property in north lakeland, florida. the suspect, 33-year-old bryan riley, was taken into custody after he was shot and wounded in a gunfight with police. authorities say riley was wearing full body armor when he killed a 33-year-old mother and her 3-month-old son that she was cradling. they say that he also killed the baby's 62-year-old grandmother and a 40-year-old man.
an 11-year-old girl was shot multiple times and survived. investigators say riley, a marine veteran who served in iraq and afghanistan, appeared to have targeted his victims at random. >> i guess the big question that all of us have is why. i know that's the thing that's been on my mind the whole day. and unfortunately and so frustrating that we will not know the why today, maybe ever. >> riley's girlfriend said he suffered from ptsd and had become increasingly erratic. the "los angeles times" says massachusetts senator elizabeth warren urged california voters to reject the effort to remove governor gavin newsom from office in next week's recall election. warren joined newsom at a rally over the weekend outside los angeles. dozens of candidates are running to replace newsom. he and warren told the crowd the outcome could have national implications for climate change, immigration, and women's rights.
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the second best of the pandemic era behind "black widow." on the cbs "money watch" now, wall street is closed, of course, for the holiday. on friday, stocks ended mixed. the dow shed 74 points. the nasdaq gained 32 points, and the s&p 500 was down one point. amazon reportedly plans to launch tvs powered by alexa. diane king hall has that and more in your cbs "money watch" report. >> reporter: wall street is closed in observance of labor day, but the labor market continues to be a focal point. seven men and five women have been selected as the jury for the criminal trials of elizabeth holmes, ceo and founder of the former technology company faranos. open be statements are scheduled to begin wednesday. financial backers, customers, and patients with a promise to run hundreds of medical tests using a single drop of blood. kraft heinz is charged with cooking its books. the securities and exchange
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other greats including garth brooks, trisha yearwood, and luke bryan. the superstars are set to hold a fundraising concert to help tennesseeans recover from last month's deadly floods. lynn's ranch foreman died in the flooding. the concert will take place at the grand ole opry house next monday and will be live streamed. and jay-z's made in america festival made a smashing return to philadelphia this weekend. tons of music lovers turned out for the popular two-day concert. people came out to see performers including justin bieber, doja cat, and lil baby. attendees had to show vaccination cards or show proof of a negative covid test. people also had to wear masks on the festival grounds. >> it was good to know that everybody here like either has a negative covid test or they have their vaccinations. >> yeah. oh, yeah. >> we had to go through a lot of strings, but honestly it makes us feel more comfortable. >> the festival was canceled last year due to the pandemic. coming up on "cbs this
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there is no proof that the delta variant is more severe in children. the tokyo paralympic games wrapped up yesterday. more than 4,000 of the world's top disabled athletes took part in nearly two weeks of etitn. lucy craft spoke to one young paralympian who's a star inside and out. >> reporter: in her paralympic debut, blind swimmer anastasia pegonas grabbed team usa's first gold medal with the world record time in the 400-meter freestyle. an assistant gave her the news with a tap on the head. >> when i came into the wall, i got one tap for gold, two taps for silver, three for bronze. and i got that one tap. i will never forget that moment. >> reporter: you knew before anybody had said anything to you that you had won the race. >> yeah. because they're not allowed to talk to me on the playing field. so i got that one tap, and i knew that i had won gold. >> reporter: the 17-year-old later won bronze in the 200-meter individual medley.
she competes in the s11 class, the most severely visually impaired. an autoimmune disease left her without sight and despondent three years ago. >> my parents would drag me out of the house just to take me for a five-minute walk while i was literally kicking and screaming and throwing a tantrum. >> reporter: now she's a champion swimmer and tiktok star with two million followers. mixing goofy humor with brutal honesty, she demystifies life as a fun loving, fashion-forward teen who just happens to be blind. >> people love when i make fun of myself. my theory is that people are going to make fun of me and laugh at me so i might as well laugh with them. being goofy and getting people's attention but teaching them is really important. >> reporter: she aims to be back in the water at the next pa paralympics in 2024.
coming up, we will speak with labor secretary marty walsh about the job market and the end of unemployment benefits for millions of americans. plus, advice on how to manage anxiety and use it to your advantage. we will speak with dr. wendy suzuki about her book "good anxiety." we'll preview a new documentary about slench called "26th street garage: the fbi's untold story of 9/11." that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪