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channel 5. >> what about snoopy? >> he will make captioning spos >> sargent: tonight, climate compromise. world leaders work overtime in scotland, neither a deal to cool a warming planet. tough talk put on ice. >> reporter: i'm mark phillips at the climate summit in glasgow, where 197 countries have just passed a compromise deal to try to save the planet. >> sargent: covid chill, infections are up again, and on the front lines, a threatened strike by healthcare workers is called off. plus, biden's hurdles-- how inflation and america's labor shortage could undermine spending plans. carjacking kids. with violent crime up in several big cities, we hear from young
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perpetrators in chicago. tonight, why and how they do it. holiday travel takes off. with workers trying to beat the clock against a backlog of use-it-or-lose-it days off. >> reporter: i'm michael george in new york with why people racing to use their remaining vacation days could cause a holiday travel boon. >> sargent: and later, start your engines: >> reporter: turning your gas guzzler electric. i'm ian lee with why some of the newest electric cars on the road are also some of the oldest. >> this is the "cbs weekend news." >> sargent: good this is the "cbs weekend news." evening, i'm irika sargent in chicago. adriana diaz is off. diplomats from nearly 200 countries today struck a major agreement aimed at intensifying global efforts to fight climate change. it happened after 15 days of marathon talks in scotland. but instead of celebrations, there's disappointment. tough talk on reducing coal emissions, the worst greenhouse
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gas, have been watered down. cbs' mark phillips has the latest from glasgow. >> reporter: this is what the nitty-gritty of climate diplomacy looks like. that's u.s. climate envoy john kerry with his chinese counterpart xie zenhua. with this conference already well into overtime-- it was supposed to end yesterday-- delegates today were still trying to thrash up on the a concluding statement they could all live with. >> and we arrive at what i believe is the moment of truth. >> reporter: but truth had many forms here. for developing countries, like india and china-- which are still dependent on fossil fuels-- there were objections over the one-size-fits-all faze out of coal use that was being proposed. >> i, too, am a grandfather of three little children. >> reporter: for delegates from island nations threatened by sea level rise, the amount of money being promised to compensate for the loss and damage that climate change is
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causing wasn't secure enough. but the glasgow offer was the best one around. >> i will now be able to tell them that glasgow has made a promise to secure them their future. >> reporter: a plea for compromise that came from some of the richer countries that will be footing the loss-and-damage bill drew stand applause. >> please embrace this text so that we can bring hope to the hearts of our children and grandchildren. they're waiting for us. they will not forgive us. ( applause ) >> reporter: among the measures being adopted here: that countries will make pledges next year to make deeper cuts in the greenhouse gasses they produce, that financial aid to peer countries will be doubled. in any negotiation, not everyone gets everything they want, and that was the message from john kerry. >> you can't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. and this is good.
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>> reporter: this went down to the wire. there were furious last-minute arguments about watering down restrictions on the furpt use of coal. the catch phrase for this conference was, "keep 1.5 alive." well, the crucial 1.5 degree celsius limit on global warming still has a pulse, but only just. irika. thank you. for the first time in two months, covid infections are rising again across the united states. tonight, 44 states are seeing a rise in new daily cases as the holiday season ramps up. today, another crisis on healthcare's front lines was averted when kaiser permanente reached a tentative deal with 50,000 healthcare workers. cbs' lilia luciano has more in hollywood. lilia. >> reporter: good evening, irika. well, the practical was on with all of those workers threatening to walk out on monday. what we sudden this new tentative four-year deal includes increased pay and better benefits and it comes
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just as healthcare workers nationwide are being put to the test again. weary medical workers are struggling to keep up in colorado, new mexico, and rural minnesota as covid patients are again packing i.c.u.s. >> get the vaccination. stay out of the hospital. >> reporter: hospitalizations are surging in at least 20 states as winter approaches and people spend more time indoors. >> we're at levels now that we were at about this time in december last year. >> reporter: in colorado, frontline workers at u.c. health fear a winter surge. 86% of i.c.u. beds statewide are now full. >> people to their literal very last breath are denying that this is actually happening. >> reporter: and the resistance to vaccines was boosted by a federal appeals court ruling friday. the court blocked the biden administration's vaccine requirement for large businesses, calling it fatally flawed and stagger will overbroad. 32% of the country hasn't gotten a single shot. >> more people are going to get
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infected. more people are going to die than should be. >> reporter: to slow the spread, california, colorado, and new mexico aren't waiting for the c.d.c. and are now allowing anyone over 18 to get a booster. >> if we all get vaccinated, that fifth wave will be so blunted and mild, and we will be able to go on with our lives without shutdowns. >> reporter: with covid infections rising nationwide, staffing is a critical issue in healthcare. one of the reasons why kaiser employees won't be striking on monday is the company scratched plans to pay new employees less for the same job during a pandemic. irika. >> sargent: lilia luciano, thank you. president biden on monday will sign into law the largest federal investment in infrastructure in more than a decade. but his costly agenda still faces several big potholes. we get details from cbs' christina ruffini at the white house. christina. >> reporter: good evening, irika. well, the pandemic has a lot of people
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priorities, and for a lot of americans their job no longer ranks at the top of the list. but that's posing a big problem for president biden and his economic agenda. in michigan, winter is coming. butlet snow plow drivers aren't. >> it's tough to get people. we have been looking high and low. >> reporter: as the american economy tries to dig out from under the pandemic, competition for workers is fierce across the country. >> in the past, weaver just had lines of people, you know. you'd get turned away more often than you'd get a chance to even get an interview, and this is really unusual. >> it's a workers' market right now. we know that. >> reporter: the white house says lingering covid concerns and child care problems created by the pandemic are keeping some americans out of the workforce. others, they say, simply want something better. >> many people across the country feel this is a good time to change jobs, right, to look for a more competitive job. what i'm saying is ultimately, that's a good thing. >> reporter: but it could be a bad thing for the fragile economic recovery. a record 4.4 million americans
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quit their jobs in september, up from 4.3 million in august. >> my mental health was more important. >> reporter: brittany ouimette left her position as a preschool teacher after finding a job that lets her work from home and make more money. >> there's so many more ways to make money than a 9-to-5 job. >> reporter: president biden is going to sign that $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan into law on monday. as for that larger social spending plan, the "build back better" plan, next week, house democrats are expecting a budget analysis they hope will help them move that forward to a vote before thanksgiving. irika. >> sargent: christina ruffini at the white house, thank you. tonight, the pacific northwest faces another drenching from what meterrologists call an atmospheric river of moisture. the flooding is already severe. this should king county in washington state, about 25 miles east of seattle. the high water and heavy rain also led to evacuations in parts of oregon. >> oh, my god. >> severe weather and hail in
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the east today. this driver captured a suspected tornado blowing through new york's long island. with 2021 ending in a few weeks, americans are rushing to put their unused vacation time to good use. and new york city is one of many destinations looking for visitors to return in big numbers. cbs' michael george is outside radio city music hall with more on that. michael, good evening. >> reporter: irika, good evening. the rockettes are back here at radio city music hall for their christmas spectacular, after the pandemic forced them to shut their doors for the first time in 87 years. and there's another telltale sign of the holidays-- travel. some predict this will be one of the biggest holiday travel seasons in years. ( applause ) the 79-foot rockefeller center christmas tree arrived to a round of applause. while a few miles away, a boyant event at citi field. today was the test run for the giant balloons, which will fly under covid rules at the
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thanksgiving day parade after last year's television-only event. >> we've implemented a fully vaccinated parade for this year. >> reporter: the tourism industry is hungry for the return of travelers and hoping to cash in. on americans in a hurry to use their long-accumulated vacation time. >> i still had about a week and a half. >> reporter: theresa collins works at a bank in louisiana. she's trying to book a family trip before she loses her vacation time. time. you weren't going to let that time expire, right? >> no. ( laughs ) no, not at all. >> reporter: an airbnb survey of 7500 customers found half of americans have been saving their vacation days during the pandemic, and nearly a third are in danger of losing those days if they don't use them. >> we had over 40% more nights booked for thanksgi e. t the same time in even 2019. >> reporter: experts are recommending booking early, and when it comes to your vacation
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time, use it before you lose it. also, just this week, the u.s. lifted most restrictions on foreign travelers, and bookings are up. the holiday travel surge has already gun. straight ahead on the "cbs weekend news." changing chicago faces on carjacking crisis.
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>> sargent: a surge in carjackings now a grave concern in cities across the crit. new york city's numbers have far surpassed last year. minneapolis is seeing a spike, too. but the hardest hit, here in chicago, where police are struggling to stop the crisis with more than 1460 carjackings. many of those committing these violent acts are teenagers. recently i sat down with some of
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them to find out why they do it. he's a 14-year-old carjack jacker. we'll call him david. >> i dragged him out of the car. >> reporter: nicole is 16 with a long list of carjackings on her record. how many? >> i'll say, like, six. i don't know. i don't count. >> sargent: we spoke with three teens, setting up a room so we wouldn't see them, and they wouldn't see us or each other. what drew you to it? >> the game. g.t.a. >> sargent: david is talking about the video game "grand theft auto." >> i feel you can just take the car from people. it looked fun. i wanted to do it. >> sargent: would you say that it wasacy easy? >> yes. >> sargent: he says getting the gun was also simple. >> people on facebook they sell guns. >> sargent: so you were able to buy a weapon off facebook? >> yes. >> sargent: do you find a lot
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of kid your age do that? >> yes. >> sargent: nicole does it for different reasons. >> i have some place to go, and i didn't have a way there. sometimes i even sell the car. like, get a car, just to get money. >> sargent: she says being a girl works in her favor. >> they wouldn't probably expect a younger aged female to be out here, like, carjacking. >> in my mind, there's no child that's irredeemable. >> sargent: tyrone muhammed spent 21 years in prison for murder and before that as a teenager. >> i did the drive-by. i did the carjacking. >> sargent: now he runs a mentoring group to stop teens from landing behind bars, using his own life as a cautionary tale. what have you found has worked? >> if you don't replace their activity with something constructive, where they can see themselves making a living, then you will never fix this problem. >> sargent: have you ever hurt someone? >> no. no. it hasn't got that far.
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>> sargent: chris, now 19, committed his first carjacking at 15. >> in neighborhoods that have low crime rate but, like, wealthy people. >> sargent: chris says he's carjacked drivers just to have a ride around the city. but there's another deadly reason, what he calls hot cars are often used in drive-by shootings. has there been a time where you have use aid hot car for retaliation with an enemy, gang related? >> i have been in the situation to where a hot car was involved. >> sargent: muhammed triedz to change teens' paths by getting jobs at construction sites, partnering with local businesses, pastors, and slorpts. but is it enough to make them successful? >> absolutely not. not without right mentors being in position. because the moment that those young people are interrupted, they'll go back to what they
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know. >> i won't shoot them. if they fight back, i, like, drag them out of the car and get in extra fast. >> sargent: it's just having that thrill again? that's what would make you do it again? >> yeah. >> sargent: with the spike in carjackings here, chicago police expanded its task force twice already this year, but without much success. with all of those carjackings, the arrest rate is just 5%. still ahead on the "cbs weekend news," turkeys can't fly, but this year, their prices are soaring.
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>> sargent: more thans are about to eat their most expensive thanksgiving dinner ever. the agriculture department says turkey prices are up 20% year over year to an all-time high. that's if they can find a bird. we get more from john lauritsen from cbs station wcco in owatonna, minnesota. >> i bought the turkey.
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i don't have anything else ready yet. so, i'm working on it. >> reporter: when the calendar flips from october to november, shopping lists have a tendency to get longer. thanksgiving is a time for grocers to cash in. grocery stores see a well over 100% increase in turkey sales during the month of november, but challenges over the past year may impact the availability of certain types of turkey. >> we saw one of the only actual true butter-basted turkeys in the whole nation. >> reporter: grocery store manager jason hayden says he's noticed some supply issues across the industry. >> we're going to take care of you. it's a little tighter. it gets a little lower before your next truck. you don't have the big back supply, but we have plenty to take care of the everyday customer. >> reporter: butterball says there could be fewer smaller turkeys this year because of logistical issues. >> it's been more of a challenge getting trucks. everything in the last couple of years has been more challenging, even down to boxes. >> reporter: larry schultz is
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an organic turkey farmer. he said it used to take him three weeks to get certain packaging products for his business. now it's taking up to eight weeks. he blames it on labor shortages across the supply chain. >> we need to get people back to work to be able to handle normal production. >> reporter: it means he's putting in more hours with a smaller staff himself to make sure his turkeys get to where they need to be. >> it's crazy, so it's-- i always say the next-- this week and the next two weeks are probably the busiest weeks of my whole year because everything comes into a fall harvest. >> reporter: john lauritsen, cbs news, owatonna, minnesota. >> sargent: already got my game plan for how i want to cook my turkey-- fried all the way. coming up on the "cbs weekend news," 600 humans have now reached space. but these three were inducted into astronaut hall of fame today. that's next.
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>> sargent: a spectacular sunrise launch for spacex today
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in cape canaveral, florida. on board the rocket, 53 sattelites for the company's global internet system. minutes later, the rockets' reusable first stage landed on a platform in the atlantic ocean. also today, three veteran astronauts were honored at kennedy space center. michael lopez-alegria, pamela melroy, and scott kelly were intucted into astronaut hall of fame. all were to be honored last year, but the ceremony was delayed by the pandemic. and in newport news, virginia, today, the u.s. navy christened its newest nuclear submarine. the uss "new jersey." it's the third warship to carry the name of the garden state. the previous two were battleships. when we return, a car mechanic goes under the hood, making classic cars electrifying drives.
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>> sargent: finally, tonight, electric investigation may be our future, but as cbs' ian lee
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shows us, some are innovating to avoid parting with the past. >> reporter: on the surface, they look like any classic cars. you can't see what makes them special, and you can't hear is it, either. >> smooth and quiet is what electricity does perfectly. >> reporter: but peek under the hood, and you can see how matthew quitter converts classic cars into electric rides at his london-based garage. >> we have customers from all over the world. >> reporter: converting gas guzzlers helps the environment, especially since more than a million cars in the u.k. end up on the scrapheap every year. >> scrapping cars is not a good thing to do. you know, it's fairly well known now that half of a car's lifetime co2 output is during manufacture. >> reporter: we took a ride in his electric 1953 morris minor. >> you become slightly more aware of how stinky a lot of other cars are. >> reporter: geared heads might find his qernlz of
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qernlzs, sack relig, but the charm remains. >> a little bit of a classic car. >> exactly. >> reporter: guy willner didn't have a problem swapping motors in his 1969 landrover series 2a. the electric touch didn't disappoint. >> it's brilliant fun. it's brilliant fun. it's absolutely hilarious. i mean, it's a hilarious car. >> reporter: converting a car with used parts from crashed electric vehicles can set you back at least 30 grand, but for matthew it's not just about the money. >> once you get in the car and it's converted, you get big, easy grin, and that's it. they're never going back. >> reporter: leaving gas in the rearview mirror as they drive their converted classic into the 21st century. ian lee, cbs news, london. >> sargent: that's the news for this saturday. from wbbm in chicago, i'm irika sargent. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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access .wgbh.org >> live from the cbs bay area studios, this is 5 news. security footage capturing the moment a three-year-old boy was ripped from his mother's arms, the amber alert that ended up with an arrest in the bay area. >> i heard them arguing and the mother looked like she wanted help but i could not help her. >> eight covid spike in jails . >> how san francisco will go beyond the fda when it comes to booster shots for adults. >> we have a tremendous response and also we have people in line at 7:00 a.m. and looking for work? the state of california's hiring, the agency wanted to fill hundreds of jobs. thank you for joining us. i am juliette goodrich.
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>> a man is in custody after an amber alert in sacramento ended in an arrest. >> we have dramatic security footage and we spoke to a neighbor who saw it play out. >> at a loss for words. >> reporter: a first reaction from the next-door neighbor who had this gutwrenching moment play out at his front door. >> them arguing and the mom looked like she wanted help but i cannot help her because it was occupied. >> reporter: jonathan daniels had no idea this would happen next. the suspect, 30-year-old joshua yago, ripping a little boy out of the arms of his mother . we now know the child, three-year- old, leo norvell , is safe and in good health. >> it is a

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