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19-17. for more news, download the cbs news app on your cell phone or connected tv. i'm elise preston, cbs news, new york. it's monday, october 4th, it's monday, october 4th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." you can smell it. you can smell it. and you can see the tar all over the beach. >> environmental disaster. about 126,000 gallons of oil spill into the ocean off the coast of southern california. how crews are trying to limit the damage. divided democrats. negotiations resume this week on president biden's agenda. the new deadline to pass two major spending bills. exposing facebook. a whistleblower speaks out for the first time on "60 minutes." she claims the social network helped fuel the january 6th capitol riot.
well, good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with one of the largest oil spills in recent california history. more than 126,000 gallons of crude oil leaked off orange county damaging beaches and harming fish and birds. crews are racing to contain the damage after the offshore disaster caused by a suspected leak in an underwater pipeline. it started late friday or early saturday morning. the mayor of huntington beach said the city's beaches could remain closed for weeks or even months. lilia luciano has more. >> reporter: by sunrise, the oil started washing ashore in huntington beach about 40 miles south of l.a. the crude killing wildlife and threatening nearby wetlands. >> our local response efforts have been focused on two major priorities. first, protecting the health and safety of our residents and visitors. and second, preventing an
ecological disaster. >> reporter: the coast guard deployed skimming equipment and booms to slow the spread. a ruptured pipeline from an offshore oil rig spewed at least 126,000 gallons of oil into the ocean some five miles off shore. when did you realize that something was going on? >> so yesterday came out, and there were a lot of fish just swimming everywhere, jumping out of the water. >> the smell hits you. we're looking at our beautiful ocean -- this is our home. and there is just gunk everywhere. >> reporter: beaches are closed for cleanup, but that didn't stop people from heading there to see the damage. this area is home to about 90 species of birds, some endangered, some of them now dead or coated with the slick tar. >> it's really heartbreaking to see something like this. >> reporter: the good news is that the leak has been stopped. the bad news is that the impact could be exponential from marine
mammals to birds to a wildlife reserve that is upstream to the people who depend on the beach for economic reasons. lilia luciano, cbs news, newport beach, california. president biden will hit the road this week to sell his spending plans to the american people. on capitol hill democrats are struggling to find common ground on his massive infrastructure bill and the build-back-better agenda. laura podesta has the latest developments in new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. yes, biden will be traveling to michigan to remind people what these programs will do to help most americans and to take the focus off of their cost. democrats currently hold an eight-seat majority in the house, and with all republicans expected to vote against the build-back-better bill, just three moderates can turn against the measure before it fails if it ever comes up for a vote. lawmakers are still negotiating president biden's legislative agenda. >> we all want the infrastructure bill. great. but we also have got to do the reconciliation bill that
wofamili the neglected needs of elderly. expanding medicare tcover doing community colleges. >> reporter: progressives say they're willing to lower the to keep in their policies on climate change, childcare, and more. >> fully fund what we can fully fund, but maybe instead of doing it for ten years you fully fund it for five years. >> reporter: more conservative members of the party like senators joe manchin and kyrsten sinema have taken issue with the cost. >> we understand we have to get 50 senators on board, and we have to keep everyone in the house on board. >> reporter: without the larger social spending bill, some house democrats won't support the smaller $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that passed the senate with bipartisan support in august. >> we don't want to pit roads and bridges against childcare. >> reporter: house republicans say the spending would devastate the economy. >> really be a kick in the gut to middle-class families. >> reporter: president biden
avhigarrum uor >> i believe i can get this donei beeve when the american people are aware of what's in it's going to get done. >> reporter: democrats hope to have both bills passed in the next month. fast approaching, the debt ceiling. congress has until october 18th to raise it, and republicans say they won't help democrats do so despite raising it multiple times during the trump administration. anne-marie? >> laura podesta in new york. thank you so much. the supreme court's new term starts today, and the panel could redo decades of law in the u.s. this is the first time justices returned to court to hear arguments in person since march of 2020. some of the topics they'll take up involve abortion, gun rights, and religion. justice brett kavanaugh will take part in the arguments remotely, though, from home after he tested positive for covid-19. we're told he has no
symptoms and was fully vaccinated in january. there are new developments when it comes to the covid vaccine. the fda scheduled three meetings this month to discuss booster doses and pfizer's shot for children ages 5 to 11. meantime, dr. anthony fauci, president biden's chief medical adviser, spoke about whether families should avoid large gatherings for christmas. here's what he had to say on "face the nation." >> it's just too soon to tell. we've just got to concentrate on continuing to get those numbers down and not try to jump ahead by weeks or months and say what we're going to do at a particular time. >> right now nearly 56% of the total population is fully vaccinated. more than 701,000 people have died from the virus in the u.s. since the pandemic started. an ex-facebook manager who alleges the social network company contributed to the ll tesfy before congress tomorrow.
franceen safeguards designed to s misinformation after joe biden defeated donald trump in last year's election in a move to save money. she exclusively told "60 minutes" that a 2018 change to the news feed also contributed to more hate. >> how facebook is picking out that content today is it is optimizing for content that gets engagement or reaction, but its own research is showing that content that is hateful, that is divisive, that is polarizing, it's easier to inspire people to anger than it is to other emotions. >> facebook says the allegations are misleading. we could find out today if employees in television and the film industry will go on strike. yesterday was the last day of voting for members of the union that represents tens of thousands of behind-the-scenes entertainment workers. it wants higher pay, larger contributions to health and pension plans, and more rest
periods. if it's authorized, a strike could shut down much of the nation's tv and film production. leaders of the union predict a vote in favor of a strike will pass. and coming up, escaping death. how a surfer attacked by a shark off northern california got help just in time. and diamond dave is saying good-bye to rock and roll. the former van halen singer makes a big announcement. this is the "cbs morning news." news." let's create your trademark style at macy's vip sale with an extra 30% off top designers. plus, 15% off fragrances, skincare, makeup and more... now at macy's. smooth dark chocolate, refreshing peppermint, enter york mode. ♪♪ rich chocolate candy and creamy caramel. that's how you rolo. ♪♪
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is ending his rock and roll career, and there was a shark attack off california. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." "the san francisco chronicle" reports a surfer was critically injured in a shark attack near bodega bay. officials say that a man in his 30s was surfing off salmon creek beach in northern california when a shark bit him on the thigh yesterday. other surfers helped the man to a beach parking lot where they were able to stop the bleeding. >> the biggest injury was you could tell based on the back side of where his bite was is that's where the more meat was taken out. so it was very -- very serious injury. >> the surfer's injuries are not considered to be life threatening. "the new york times" says the statue of george floyd was vandalized in union square. police say surveillance video shows a man on a skateboard throwing paint on the statue yesterday. the man fled the scene. that video has not been released. nearby statues of the late congressman john lewis and brianna taylor, the woman shot
and killed by police last year, were not touched. and the "las vegas review journal" reports david lee roth, the former front man for van halen, says that he is throwing in the shoes and retiring. the 66-year-old rocker announced on friday that he is ending his long career with five shows at the house of blues at the mandalay bay hotel in december and january. roth says that he's compelled to come to grips with how short time is. van halen was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame in 2007. still ahead, powerball lottery prize up for grabs. how much the jackpot is now worth after no grand prize winner this weekend. h
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all i ever wanted in world is carnage. >> the marvel sequel "venom: let there be carnage" scored the number-one spot at the domestic box office. the sony pictures movie blew away expectations and debuted at more than $90 million in ticket sales, making it the best opening of the pandemic. it is playing only in theaters. on the cbs "money watch" now, pharmacies face their first trial in the opioid crisis, and your powerball lottery dream is still alive. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with those stories and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. this week investors are turning their focus to key data from the labor department with the release of the september jobs report due on friday. earnings from major companies including pepsi and levi strauss are also on tap this week. meantime, stocks ended higher on friday.
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second day of the annual balloon fiesta. some were shaped as animals, including a dog, a pig, and some penguins. but two balloons hit power lines though. night for tom brad his highly anticipated return to new england to take on the patriots. brady, now the quarterback of the tampa bay buccaneers, broke the nfl's all-time record for passing yards on this completion last night. the bucs won 19-17. it was the first time brady played against his old team after playing with them for 20 years. >> other people that got a piece of happiness were fans here who know you so well. and it may be the last time you ever play a game here at foxborough. have you thought about that? what does that mean? >> i'll be part of this community for a long time. so you know, they'll see me around. i'll be here at games. when it's said and done and i retire, i'll be around. they'll get a chance to see more of me.
>> brady excnged a quick coach bill belichick after the game. belichick also visited brady in the visitors locker room for about 20 minutes. there will be a new host at the christian broadcasting network's show "the 700 club" starting today. >> after i think 54 years of hosting the program, i thank god for everyone that's been involved, and i want to thank all of you. but i want you to know that at this point i'm stepping down. >> 91-year-old pat robertson announced on friday that it would be his last day as host. he did say that he would return from time to time if he had a revelation he needs to share. robertson's 63-year-old son gordon takes over as host of the "700 club" today. he is the chief executive of cbn. coming up on "cbs mornings," dave grohl of foo fighters gives
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our top stories -- crews in california are racing to clean up one of the largest oil spills in the state's recent history. more than 126,000 gallons of crude oil leaked off huntington beach south of los angeles. it was caused by a suspected leak in an underwater pipeline. and president biden will hit the road this week to sell his spending plans. but on capitol hill democrats are struggling to find common ground on a massive infrastructure bill and the president's build-back-better agenda. progressives want to make sure policies on climate change and childcare are included. americans are being asked to spend their quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies as the country is hitting a coin
shortage. michael george explains. >> reporter: a penny for your thoughts may be hard to find lately. coins are once again in short supply. even though the u.s. mint says it's cranking them out at near record speed. the problem is americans just aren't using their change. >> sometimes it's simpler to just go cashless. >> reporter: the mint's director is now asking people to dust off their spare change and start spending it. >> together we can get coins moving again and into the hands of the people and businesses that desperately need them. >> reporter: it's part of a nationwide trend. america is going cashless. a survey by the atlanta federal reserve shows the use of cash and checks dropping fast, while credit and debit cards climbed steadily higher. not only is it easier, but people like zoe miller say hands-free payments feel safer during a pandemic.
>> i think that's when i used apple pay and my credit card. >> reporter: you can even pay the a food truck with a credit carder or app. america's cashless trend while convenient is having unintended consequences. >> the first problem is it marginalizes the poor and unbanked. >> reporter: dr. jay zagorsky is a senior lecturer at boston university. >> most of us have credit cards, most of us have debit cards. but somewhere around 7% of u.s. society doesn't. and why don't they? because many people find that banks are quite expensive. >> reporter: when we rely only on electronic payment, it can increase the risk of hacking or losing privacy. >> i'm not saying credit cards are evil and that cash is great. i'm saying by keeping both of them around we're protecting ourselves and protecting society. >> reporter: instead of a cashless future, maybe just a future with less cash. michael george, cbs news, new york.
coming up on "cbs mornings," as part of our coverage of hispanic heritage month, we will talk with legendary entertainer rita moreno about her groundbreaking career. plus, xavier prather is the first black winner of a cbs re studio. and dave grohl joins "cbs mornings" for his first u.s. television interview discussing his new memoir "the storyteller: tales of life and music." that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪