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unbelievable. the cbs evening news is coming up next. >> we're back at 7:00. have a good night. ♪ ♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: tonight, one of donald trump's closest advisors surrenders to the f.b.i. the legal drama here in washington, as the current president signs into law a sweeping infrastructure bill. a defiant steve bannon facing jail time and hundreds of thousands in dollars and fines says he won't back down. >> this is going to be the misdemeanor from hell. >> o'donnell: fireworks in the courtroom, the closing arguments in the kyle rittenhouse case as the prosecutor holds the 18- year-old's ar-15 up in court. the historic infrastructure bill becomes law. president biden signs the largest investment in america's roads and bridges in decades. breaking news, six teenagers
hospitalized after a gunman opens fire at a park in colorado. astroworld's tenth victim, the sad news about the nine-year-old boy who was trampled at that houston concert. taxi terror attack-- incredible surveillance video, a bomber in england triggers an explosion outside a hospital. tonight, the cab driver who survived. russia's dangerous space move. what the u.s. says the russians did that threatened american astronauts. most expensive thanksgiving ever? we go to a turkey farm to find out why everything from the turkey to the trimmings will cost you more this year. touching tribute-- what a high school quarterback did one day after his mother died of breast cancer that got tom brady's attention. and american kindness-- a fisherman on a mission to change lives.
bannon told reporters he's going on the offensive. steve bannon played to the cameras as he turned himself in and live streamed his surrender to federal law enforcement. >> we're taking down the biden regime. i want you guys to stay focused. remember: signal, not noise. >> reporter: inside court, a more reserved bannon told a federal judge he understood the conditions of his release including turning over his passport. the former white house strategist faces two charges of criminal contempt of congress for failure to appear for a deposition and to produce documents to the house select committee investigating the january 6 attack. both carry a fine of up to $100,000 and a year in jail, if convicted. >> this is going to be the misdemeanor from hell for merrick garland, nancy pelosi and joe biden. >> reporter: the 67-year-old podcast host was represented by a new lawyer, david schoen, who also defended former president trump during the second impeachment trial.
>> this thing was a scam from the beginning. it is outrageous that a criminal charge was brought in this case. >> reporter: the select committee believes bannon had specific knowledge and was in touch with the former president in the run-up to the capitol riot. >> all hell is going to break loose tomorrow. >> reporter: the panel has issued nearly three dozen subpoenas and is also threatening contempt charges against former white house chief of staff mark meadows after he skipped a deposition last week. >> nobody is above the law, the chairman has said that, the vice chair has said that. stonewalling congress is not ani answer. >> >> reporter: the select committee could move forward with those contempt charges against mark meadows as soon ass against mark mea this week. as for steve bannon, he's scheduled to be arraigned thursday. norah. >> o'donnell: nikole killion, thank you. tonight a jury in kenosha, wisconsin, is expected to begin deliberations in the murder trial of kyle rittenhouse. the 18-year-old could get up to life in prison if convicted of the most serious charge, first
degree intentional homicide for killing two men at a violent protest. cbs' nancy chen was at the courthouse for today's dramatic closing arguments. good evening, nancy. >> reporter: norah, good evening to you. today the judge dismissed one count of illegal gun possession and allowed the jury to consider two lesser charges, less severe consequences, but will make a conviction more likely. >> him putting the fire extinguisher on the ground and then raising the gun. >> reporter: in the closing arguments, prosecutors showed jurors this video of kyle rittenhouse raising a ar-15 rifle at a protester and shooting rosenbaum four times at close range. >> a second shot which goes through mr. rosenbaumas hand and then a third and fourth, one that grazes the right scalp and one that goes into mr. rosenbaum's back, and that is the kill shot. >> reporter: prosecutors argued that rittenhouse instigated the
shootings that left two men including rosenbaum dead and one seriously injured. >> when the defendant provokes the incident, he loses the right to self-defense. you cannot claim self-defense against a danger you create. >> reporter: today rittenhouse's defense attorney told the jury his client acted in self- defense. >> my client ran two blocks without shooting at anyone, pointing at anyone, doing anything to try and get away. >> reporter: while running away, rittenhouse shot and killed another man, anthony huber, who hit him with a skateboard. rittenhouse then shot and wounded gaige grosskreutz. during eight days of testimony the jury heard from more than 30 witnesses. >> i didn't do anything wrong, i defended myself. >> reporter: the pivotal moment was from rittenhouse who broke down on the stand. ( unintelligible ) >> reporter: in court, kyle's mother wendy has been by his side. she told me her son has remorse
for what happened that night. in talking to him, he regrets going that night. >> he does. in the beginning, he said yes. but now he wouldn't-- he wouldn't go. >> reporter: and kenosha is paying close attention as the trial near as a verdict. wisconsin's governor put 500 national guard members on standby for potential unrest, norah.tial unr >> o'donnell: nancy chen, thank you. we want to turn now to breaking news out of aurora, colorado. 6 teenagers were rushed to hospitals after a gunman opened fire at a park near aurora central high school. no shots were fired at the school, but it was quickly shut down and parents picked up their children. the shooter is still on the loose. the motive for the attack, not known. turning overseas, britain raised the terrorism threat level to the second highest level today after a suspect blew himself up outside a hospital in liverpool, england, sunday. the bomb went off inside a taxi
and the driver of that cab is being called a hero. being called a cbs' holly williams has details. >> reporter: captured on surveillance video, this is the moment a homemade bomb exploded in a taxi outside liverpool women's hospital. the driver escaping the smoking car before it was engulfed in flames. the suspected terrorist died in the inferno. tonight, police said they believe the attacker was ahmad al-swilmee. >> improvised explosive device has been manufactured and the assumption is it was built by the passenger in the taxi. >> reporter: the taxi driver has been named by british media as david perry and he's being hailed as a hero. the mayor of liverpool said he locked the alleged terrorist inside the car, preventing a "awful disaster." there's been no confirmation of that by the police, but the prime minister's commended him. >> it does look as though the taxi driver in question did behave with incredible presence
of mind and bravery. >> reporter: amazingly, perry>>m reportedly suffered only minor injuries including a ruptured eardrum. his wife has dismissed stories of his heroism as rumors and asked for privacy, writing on social media, "the most media, the most incomprehensible thing has happened to us." the blast was just streets away from liverpool's cathedral where they were holding a service remembering the fallen in the two world wars with around 2,000 in attendance. jimmy ashworth's corner store is yards from where the alleged terrorist lived. >> i was just more shocked i have been living next to a terrorist is probably the best way to say it if you want me to be honest with you. >> reporter: this is the second terrorist incident here in the united kingdom in the last month. in october an assailant, allegedly inspired by isis, stabbed a member of parliament to death. norah. >> o'donnell: why that threat level is up. all right, holly williams, thank you. history was made at the white house today as president biden
signed a sweeping bipartisan infrastructure bill into law. it's a trillion-dollar investment in america's roads, bridges, ports and broadband internet, among many other repairs and upgrades. cbs' nancy cordes has all the details. >> today, we're finally getting this done. >> reporter: it was a bipartisan celebration at the white house this afternoon as president biden touted the biggest infrastructure investment in generations. >> i truly believe that 50 years from now, historians are going to look back at this moment and say, that's the moment america began to win the competition of the 21st century. >> reporter: the law president biden signed today deploys $550 billion in new federal spending to improve roads and bridges, rail and public transit, the power grid, broadband, water systems and more. just today, new york's governor announced the money will help stave off subway fare hikes.
kentucky's governor said it may enable the rebuilding of the pivotal brent spence bridge without the need for tolls. >> this is what can happen when republicans and democrats decide we're going to work together to get something done. ( applause ) >> reporter: tonight, the president holds a video conference with chinese president xi jinping, amid rising tensions between the two countries. recent satellite images show mock u.s. warships set up in a chinese desert possibly built for target practice. >> he's a smart, smart guy. >> reporter: the two presidents have known each other for years, but this is their first virtual face-to-face since mr. biden took office. >> we're not old friends. it's just pure business. >> reporter: how would you describe their relationship going into this meeting? >> president xi is someone he's spent time with, had face-to- face conversations with and, because of that, the president feels he's able to have candid discussions with president xi.
>> reporter: and the white house says that president biden will be candid tonight in that conference about china's military buildup, along with human rights abuses and recent cyber attacks. there's also speculation that xi may invite biden to next year's beijing olympics. that's an invitation, norah, president biden may not be in the mood to accept right now. >> o'donnell: really interesting. nancy cordes, thank you. all right, now to this story: a nine-year-old boy who was trampled at that concert in houston earlier this month has died from his injuries. ezra blount had been sitting one his father's shoulders watching one of his favorite artists, travis scott, when fans rushed the stage and chaos erupted. his father struggled to breathe in the crush and bed peoe killedthtr tonight, high drama aboard the international space station.ion. seven astronauts had seven astronauts had to scramble to their safety capsules after russia blew up one of its own
satellites with an earth-based missile. it created a cloud of space junk that could potentially damage the space station. here's cbs' jonathan vigliotti. >> reporter: astronauts aboard the international space station were awakened overnight by nasa flight controllers in houston. >> reporter: the threat, a deadly cloud of space debris, hundreds of thousands of pieces generated after russia intentionally blew up one of its satellites while testing an anti-satellite missile. seven crew members, including four americans, a german and two russians, sought shelter in specialized capsules. while the debris passed the station without incident, experts say it will continue to orbit for a century or longer, possibly threatening future missions.
jonathan vigliotti, cbs news. >> o'donnell: all right, we want t >> o'donnell: all right, we want to turn now to the skyrocketing cost of your thanksgiving feast from the turkey to the trimmings, so we visited a farm in maryland to find out why prices are so high this year. the gleam of morning light washes over maryland farmland where chris bohrer is raising a flock of all-natural turkeys, and it's time for an expensive breakfast. how much has the cost of feed gone up? >> it's almost doubled. >> o'donnell: rising costs making that bird on your family dinner table a pricey holiday treat. is this going to be the most expensive thanksgiving ever? >> i guess to this point, it probably will be. >> o'donnell: how much have you increased the price of your turkeys? >> our pricing for retail went up almost 15%. >> o'donnell: and that's just the turkey. the overall price of groceries, including thanksgiving favorites like sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie has gone up 5.4% in the last year.
for poultry, meat, eggs and fish, it's even higher, an almost 12% increase. why is the price of turkey going up? >> everything we're buying nowadays is costing more-- feed, fuel, labor-- all those things have increased in price from 2020 to 2021. >> o'donnell: bohrer has 20,000 free-range turkeys. his days are long and it takesre heavy equipment to get the work done. fuel costs, how does that impact your business? >> you go to the gas station and fill up your tank, maybe 10-15 gallons. we buy fuel 10 to 20,000 gallons a year. fuel is twice as much as last year. >> o'donnell: you have to pass the cost to the consumer. >> or eat the cost ourselves. >> o'donnell: once you raise prices, do you see them coming down? >> it's a possibility. most businesses won't lower prices after they've already raised them. >> o'donnell: last year, as covid swept across america, bohrer kept his business going by raising smaller birds. >> we saw how the pandemic was
affecting consumers. realizing that they weren't going to have large gatherings, we raised smaller turkeys last year.er tur >> o'donnell: what size turkeys are you raising this year? >> not as many smaller turkeys. some people still want a smaller turkey, but with larger gatherings, we want to make sure we have those as well. >> o'donnell: chris bohrer is the third generation in his the third gen family to work this farm. and, yes, those birds are part of the family. >> i tell people, you know, if you're feeding a family of four, the cost of feeding that family went up from last november to this november. i'm feeding a family of 20,000. >> o'donnell: and get this-- to feed those turkeys, it takes three pounds of feed for a turkey to gain just one pound. learned that new. all right, ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news," the dramatic rescue of a driver trapped in a sinking car. and this story, oh, a grieving son honors his mother with a game for the ages. if you have this... consider adding this.
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