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>> travis, trying to yank this game from mr. arbery, ahmaud's hands still on it, ahmaud's fists now raising. there any question that ahmaud arbery is assaulting travis mcmichael? >> reporter: defense attorneys for gregory mcmichael said he didn't pull the trigger, and it was arbery's actions that led to the confrontation. roddie bryan's lawyers say he didn't know what was happening or that mcmichael had a weapon. the state will have the final word in rebuttal. then the case is handed over to the jury to deliberate. if the defendants are found guilty that. >> could face life in prison. norah? >> omar villafranca, thank you. and here in washington tonight, the house committee investigating the deadly assault on the u.s. capitol is subpoenaing trump allies roger stone and conspiracy theorists alex jones. they're among those who allegedly helped plan and finance rallies that led up to the attack on the capitol. both stone and jones spoke at demonstrations near the white house on january 5th and 6th.
that was the day of the insurrection. all right. tonight two hostages are free after being held by a violent gang in haiti. they were part of a group of christian missionaries abducted at gunpoint last month. cbs' manuel bojorquez has new details in the case. >> reporter: the release comes nearly 40 days after the group was kidnapped while leaving an orphanage near port-au-prince. in a statement, christian aid ministries said the two freed hostages were safe, in good spirits and being cared for, but released no additional details. they were part of a group of 16 americans, including five children, the youngest just 8 months old and one canadian. the 400 mawozo gang had threatened to kill the missionaries if they did not receive a $17 million. len gengel's organization be like brit runs an orphanage in haiti. >> have i my own security force so, we're able to stay somewhat safe, but nobody is safe in haiti.
>> reporter: he has seen the country descend further into chaos, accelerated by natural disasters, a presidential assassination, and gangs kidnapping for money. unicef says more than 100 women and children were abducted in the first eight months of this year. >> people looking at haiti from the outside are not realizing that the government is not working. so the gangs are running the country. >> reporter: here in miami's little haiti neighborhood, people are closely watching too. the white house said it welcomed the news of the release of those two hostages, but did not have further comment, an indication of just how delegicate the negotiations are for the release of the remaining 16. near ra? >> manuel bojorquez, thank you so much. president biden is no, ma'am nationing jerome powell for a second term. powell has been widely praised for keeping interest rates near zero during the pandemic.
he says he'll focus on inflation if confirmed another four yourself. powell was a republican who was originally nominated by president trump. this was deadline day for federal workers to roll up their sleeves for a covid vaccine or request an exemption. there is word tonight that the vast majority have done so, but it comes as infections are on the rise in 35 states. we get more now from cbs' nikki battiste. >> reporter: as therakersget,te mandates works. >> good for workers and the economy. >> reporter: more than 90% of federal workers have had at least one covid dose, and 5% have submitted for an exemption for medical or religious reasons. >> and they will accelerate our path out of the pandemic. >> reporter: meanwhile, the walt disney company has paused a vaccine mandate for its florida-based employees after the state's legislature and governor made it illegal for employers to require the shots. 90% of disney employees in
florida are already fully vaccinated. a disney spokesperson told cbs news we believe that our approach to mandatory vaccines has been the right one. but as the nation heads into the holiday season, another surge may be looming. >> the biggest reason that cases are rising is because there are lots of folks who have not yet been vaccinated. >> reporter: dr. megan ranney is associate dean of public health at brun university. can we have hope going into 2022 that some sort of end might be in sight? >> so i don't think we're ever going to get to a place where there is zero covid, but i do think we're going get to a place where society looks more like it did before the pandemic than it does now. >> reporter: after the federal government authorized booster shots for all adults on friday, three million people got them over the weekend, according to the white house. norah? >> i got one too. nikki battiste, thank you. the "cbs overnight news"
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>> so will this with her fist time seeing grandma? >> yes, it will be her first time seeing her in person, yeah. >> reporter: flying with a 20-month-old for the first time. >> it will be a really special thanksgiving for us. >> reporter: four million people are expected to fly this week, up 80% over last year. and while security lines are already long, the tsa tells cbs news it is not concerned about staffing issues due to the vaccine mandate. 93% of its employees are at least partially vaccinated as the deadline kicks in today. >> we don't expect any service disruption as a result of the vaccination mandate. >> reporter: but there was a major disruption atlanta's airport saturday when a man accidentally discharged a gun at security, sending passengers scrambling. tonight a warrant is out for his arrest, highlighting the problem of prohibited carry-on weapons in atlanta. >> we have detected more than 460 firearms year to date, and in fact we found two just on the morning shift alone right here
at this security checkpoint. >> reporter: most travelers will avoid airports this week, choosing to drive instead with aaa predicting more than 53 million on the roads. >> thanksgiving travel is back. people are feeling better. >> reporter: now the tsa has been tallying more than two thundershowers flyers per day recently. so if you're taking to the skies, certainly get to the airport early. long security lines are effectively guaranteed. and consider that the busiest travel days this week, norah, are ahead of us on wednesday and sunday. >> sounds busy. errol barnett, thank you. there is a lot more news ahead on the "cbs overnight news." the big announcement from target about what it plans for thanksgiving day. and the breaking news tonight on introducing the all-new gillettelabs with exfoliating bar. it removes unseen dirt and debris before the blades, for a shave as quick and easy as washing your face. ♪♪
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we find that by age 10, they start to become less physically active. >> reporter: the program has gone the distance. in its 25 years, it served more than two million girls. >> who loves running? >> me! >> reporter: ada, what are you learning from girls on the run? >> i'm learning to never give up and to always keep trying. >> reporter: and if empowering young girls isn't enough, each team does a community service project, like writing letters to children's hospitals. what is a word that starts with e? >> extraordinary. >> there you go! >> that's awesome. >> reporter: what makes you keep going? >> my friends cheering me on sand saying you can do this. >> girls on the run has helped me so much that i feel like nothing is in my way of winning that race. >> you made it! >> reporter: and that is the "overnight news" for this tuesday. reporting from the nation's capital, i'm norah o'donnell.
this is cbs news flash. i'm elise preston in new york. president biden is expected to announce he'll release oil from the strategic petroleum reserve. a white house official confirmed to cbs news the move will keep gas prices low during the holiday season. target announced it will stay closed on thanksgiving from now on, allowing employees time with their families. this is a major shift in how the retail giant operated for a decade. covid-19 forced the store to close for the holiday last year, but sales remained high. and we'll soon learn the 2022 grammy nominations. tony bennett, lady gaga and olivia rodrigo are all expected
to be nominees. you can watch the awards here on cbs in january. for more news, download the news on your 7 or connected tv. from new york, i'm elise preston, cbs news. ♪ >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." >> good evening and thank you for joining us. we're going to begin tonight in waukesha, wisconsin, a close-knit community that is reeling in grief following a horrific attack at its annual christmas parade. there is a vigil being held tonight in this milwaukee suburb for the victims of the rampage. families and community leaders struggling to make sense of what happened. five people were killed and nearly 50 others injured when a man plowed his suv through a barricade and drove along the christmas parade route. in a few terrifying moments, this joyous event shockingly transformed into chaos. the dead range in age from 52 to
81 years old, and they include four members of milwaukee's dancing grannies. many children are among the wound and several tonight fighting for their lives. we also learned today that the driver now facing intentional homicide charges, was out on bond after he allegedly punched the mother of his child and intentionally ran her over with the same vehicle at a milwaukee gas station earlier this month. we have team coverage of the tragedy, beginning with cbs' nancy chen. good evening, nancy. >> norah, good evening to you. this is main street behind me where last night families gathered to celebrate the holiday season. now as we learn more about this tragedy, we're learning that this close-knit city is coming together to remember the lives lost. >> oh my god! >> reporter: joy quickly turned into chaos. tonight officers say the suspect was fleeing a domestic disturbance when he plowed through police barricades. this was the moment the suv
narrowly misses a little girl in pink, then striking dozens of people as it tore through the parade route, leaving a scene of carnage. >> we have 10 or 15 people down in the street. we have multiple critical patients. >> reporter: good samaritans rushed to help those injured. at a press conference today, waukesha police chief dan thompson became emotional as he read the names of those killed. >> i say this with great sorrow. virginia sorenson, 79-year-old female. leanna owen, 71-year-old female. >> reporter: the incident left five dead, ranging in ages between 52 and 81, and at least 48 injured, nearly half of them children as young as 3 years old. families celebrating the holidays watched in horror. >> when i looked over and i saw one person on the ground. i saw their feet and they're surrounded by a bunch of people. >> reporter: matt ruud was at the parade with his two young children.
>> when i was walking past, i told my girls to close their eyes and look the other way because i don't want them to see that. >> reporter: officials identified 39-year-old darrell brooks as a suspect and say he intentionally drove through barricades. thompson said there is no evidence this was a terrorist incident. >> we have no indication that brooks knew anybody in the parade. >> reporter: on social media, brooks, who lives in milwaukee, can be seen rapping next to a red suv. brooks' criminal history dates back to 1999. last year he was charged with three felony gun counts. according to court documents, in a domestic abuse incident just earlier this month, brooks intentionally ran over his child's mother with his vehicle. brooks posted a $1,000 bail on november 11th. the milwaukee county d.a. called the bail inappropriately low today. president biden said he and his family are praying for those suffering. >> an entire community is struggling, struggling to cope with a horrific act of violence. >> reporter: now the community is trying to heal after horror
came to this year's holiday parade. its theme "comfort and joy." waukesha mayor shawn reill scribed waha's 7000 as amunity. >> waukesha has held what can be described as a norman rockwell type of christmas parade for almost six decades. last night our wonderful waukesha parade became the scene of a horrific tragedy. last night that parade became a nightmare. >> reporter: and the police chief says an officer fired shots at the vehicle in an attempt to stop it after it went through the barricades. we're told no one was hit by those shots. brooks, who faces five counts of first-degree intentional homicide will make his first court appearance tomorrow, norah. >> nancy chen, thank you. well, this was deadline day for federal workers to roll up their sleeves for a covid vaccine or request an exemption. there is word tonight that the vast majority have done so. but it comes as infections are on the rise in 35 states. we get more now from cbs' nikki
battiste. >> reporter: as the deadline for federal workers to get vaccinated passes, the white house is saying that vaccine mandates work. >> vaccine requirements are good for workers and the economy. >> reporter: more than 90% of federal workers have had at least one covid dose, and 5% have submitted for an exemption for medical or religious reasons. >> and they will accelerate our path out of the pandemic. >> reporter: meanwhile, the walt disney company has paused a vaccine mandate for its florida-based employees after the state's legislature and governor made it illegal for employers to require the shots. dr. megan ranney is an associate dean of public health at brown university. can we have hope going into 2022 that some sort of end might be in sight? >> so i don't think we're ever going to get to a place where there is zero covid, but i do think we're going get to a place where society looks more like it did before the pandemic than it does now. >> reporter: after the federal
government authorized booster shots for all adults on friday, three million people got them over the weekend, according to the white house. norah? >> i got one too. nikki battiste, thank you. well, if you're traveling this thanksgiving, you're one of 53 million americans. and for those hitting the roads, there some welcome news. president biden is set to announce he will tap into the strategic petroleum reserve to lower gas prices. cbs' errol barnett is in atlanta and reports tonight we haven't even hit the height of the thanksgiving travel rush. >> reporter: tonight the weston-kandathil family is braving the crowds. >> so will this with her fist time seeing grandma? >> yes, it will be her first time seeing her in person, yeah. >> reporter: flying with a 20-month-old for the first time. >> it will be a really special thanksgiving for us. >> reporter: four million people are expected to fly this week, up 80% over last year. and while security lines are already long, the tsa tells cbs news it is not concerned about staffing issues due to the vaccine mandate.
93% of its employees are at least partially vaccinated as the deadline kicks in today. >> we don't expect any service disruption as a result of the vaccination mandate. >> reporter: but there was a major disruption atlanta's airport saturday when a man accidentally discharged a gun at security, sending passengers scrambling. tonight a warrant is out for his arrest, highlighting the problem of prohibited carry-on weapons in atlanta. >> we have detected more than 460 firearms year to date, and in fact we found two just on the morning shift alone right here at this security checkpoint. >> reporter: most travelers will avoid airports this week, choosing to drive instead with aaa predicting more than 53 million on the roads. >> thanksgiving travel is back. people are feeling better. >> reporter: now the tsa has been tallying more than two million flyers per day recently. so if you're taking to the skies, certainly get to the airport early.
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♪ noun >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." >> i'm catherine herridge in washington. thanks for staying with us. there are just two days left to thanksgiving, and a lot of people shopping for the holiday meal are being met with sticker shock. the price for everything from turkey to pumpkin pie is up about 15% since last year, but some families don't have the money to shop at all, and many are food banks to feed their families. those charities have also been hit hard by the pandemic, with fewer contributions and more need. mark strassmann has the story. >> reporter: outside food pantry 279, they wait for a weekly food
box that's half what it was a year ago. but retirees elaine and marilou shields bring gratitude, not attitude. how much of a difference does this make? >> a lot. >> a lot. >> it's hard to make it if you don't compare. >> reporter: founder sieve cindy chavez feeds about 6,000 people a month, their last link in a supply chain crisis. >> it's not as much as normal, but it's something. they're going get something. >> reporter: better than nothing? >> absolutely. better than nothing. >> reporter: hoosier hills provides local food pantries. almost everything is down. federal commodity, retail donations, cash donations, down by half. what's up, prices. overall, a one-year drop in supplies of 22%. >> all those sources that we relied on dried up. >> reporter: so for every five pounds of food you need, you're getting four. >> that's accurate, yeah. >> reporter: we followed this truck heading to pantry 279. >> well, bless your heart.
>> reporter: where people live in america's shadow. compared to a year ago, is feeding yourself more of a struggle? >> yes. i can't afford to go to the grocery store. and when i do, it's pitiful. i mean, what i could get for $50 i'd say three months ago, you can't today. >> reporter: typical, chavez says. >> we've had so many people tell us we would starve if you weren't here. and that's kind of a hard thing to accept. [ closing bell ] >> reporter: wall street is blooming, but at pantry 279, prosperity feels like a world away. mark strassmann, cbs news, bloomington, indiana. >> with so many americans needing food assistance, it may surprise you that about two billion pounds of food is thrown away every year. the department of agriculture estimates we throw out about a pound of food each day for every person in the united states. serena altschul went to a farm
trying to change that. ♪ >> reporter: just south of san francisco in the shadow of the santa cruz mountains, harvesting under way aeside or gardens. >> we g over 42 different. cauliflower, broccoli, rutabaga, turn-ups, parsley. you name it we probably grow it. >> reporter: yet about 20% of what's grown here will never make to it grocery store shelves. >> as humans, we like pretty things. when something is not cosmetically appealing, it gets left behind in the field. >> reporter: that's because most stores won't sell produce with noticeable imperfections. >> i visited a handful of pharmacy and realized how much waste happened at the farm level. perfectly fine looking apples being thrown away just because
they're too small or they have like a slight discoloration. >> reporter: those misfit apples served as seeds for misfits market. a delivery service bringing previously unwanted produce along with pantry items directly to your doorstep. av iramesh is the company's ceo and founder. >> perfect misfit lemon. >> reporter: what's the difference between ugly produce and rotten produce? >> a misfit piece of produce could be too small, it could be too large, it could be some other aesthetic difference. you know, it's shaped a little funky. it could be surplus or excess. a lot of times farms will have an overabundance of a certain piece of produce. >> but not rotten? >> not spoiled or anything like that. >> reporter: to date, misfits market has rescued more than 225 million pounds of produce, and they aren't alone. a handful of other companies
like imperfect foods have sprouted up as well. and i want has more than just customers seeing green. just ask juan gonzalez. >> now that misfits is helping the farmer get more food on people's table, production is up, our yield is up. everything is just a win-win. >> reporter: that was serena altschul reporting. and while we're on the topic of food, no thanksgiving meal would be complete without a salad. and the most popular dressing for your salad is ranch. these days, americans consume more ranch dress thang they do ketchup. luke burbank reports on its humble origins. >> amazing hidvalley. >>eporte youhers, ther wasne p hills were always green and life seemed a little simpler. >> here in hidden valley, freshness is a way of life. >> reporter: ah, yes, hidden valley ranch, america's first
and most popular ranch salad dressing. >> squeeze all the hidden valley ranch. >> reporter: and it turns out hidden valley ranch was an actual place, albeit a very different looking one from the bottles. in the mountains outside of santa barbara. >> hidden valley was chaparral. it was wild california. this is the ranch. >> reporter: allen barker remembers the ranch and its owner, steve henson well. >> steve had an artistic truth in the sense that he told people what they wanted to hear. >> reporter: a fast-talking plumber who made it big in alaska, henson had a bigger dream, of owning a ranch which he knew he would call hidden valley. >> there was a bear rug in front of a fireplace. he had i don't know how many tales about how he had killed this bear in alaska. the truth of the matter was he found the bear rug at the county dump. >> reporter: as a teen, barker
lived with the henson family and worked at the so-called ranch. >> i wouldn't call it a ranch in reality. there were no animals, there were no s,w.itasotel in t moun ranyers, wha iid was , whi he callenc was tryg to make low lo subute for b cheese. >> for my memory, it was buttermilk, miracle whip, some spices and i think some chopped up shallots, and then the ingredient that was kept secret, pure msg. >> reporter: hidden valley ultimately failed as a motel, but exploded at a mail order mix your own salad dressing business, which the hensons sold to clorox in 1972. >> when you're tasting prototypes of ranch, there is a threshold. after about six, seven, eight prototype you really have to take a break.
>> reporter: lori welbourn, a brit, who never even tried the stuff until adulthood is in charge of how it all tastes. he is the head of hdr, for people in the know. >> it is a dip and it is a dressing. it's versatile. it's also something you can cook with. we've even seen our super fans bathing in hidden valley ranch at times. >> reporter: these days over on tiktok, ranch dressing is less of a salad dressing and more of aerpe.♪ ,bos h n outsells ketchup in ama. aca d dressg ed by plumber at a failed motel with a made-up name. >> all right, cheers. >> cheers. >> getting notes of valley. it seems hidden.
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their wedding was going just as hing that we necessarily mem ofh emotionally to ngtantdo here w a h io>> rr: helso lanning on makina speech for her. >> katie -- >> reporter: but i did it. i let it out, and i can't pause it. >> reporter: in a minute, what katie's little brother had to firs what l moment. >> she's just the best sister i can ask for. no one can compare. >> you try one of these. >> reporter: gus is actually katie's half-brother. they're separated by nearly two decades, yet close as conjoined, which is why when katie got engaged, gus says his feelings got complicated. >> i was worried that she would not spend as much time with me as she used to. so it was really stressful in that way, because i didn't want to lose her.
>> reporter: fortunately, gus says there is just something about a wedding ceremony. >> it's just like kind of like magic. and most of my worries about them just kind of went away. >> reporter: which brings us back to the reception. >> and i am so happy that you guys got married today. and i know i might seem a little sad up here, but these are tears of joy. katie, i love you so much. i'm so happy you gave me a brother-in-law. >> as the holidays approach and far off relatives begin to trickle in, gus says his story should be a reminder to you. to never let the word extended cloud the word family. >> don't let that separate you, because you deep down love them, and they deep down love you. >> reporter: toast worthy advice. >> oh, my gosh!
a lot of people see electric vehicles as the wave of the future, but ian lee found one mechanic in london whose ev vision is rooted in 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 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 uk end up on the scrap heap every year. >> scrapping cars is not a good thing to do. it's sort of fairly well-known now that half of the cars'
lifetime co 2 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: gearheads might find his conversions sacrilege, but rest assured the charm remains. >> it's just cool. >> reporter: a little bit of a classic car. >> yeah, exactly. >> reporter: guy didn't have a problem swapping motors in his 1969 land rover series 2a. the electric touch didn't disappoint. >> it's brilliant fun. it's brilliant fun. it's absolutely hilarious. it's a hilarious car. >> reporter: converting a car with used parts from crashed vehicles can set you back for at least 30 grand. but for matthew, it's not just about the money. >> once they get in the car and it's converted, you get a big grin and that's it. they're never going back. >> reporter: leaving gas in the rear view mirror as they drive their converted classics into
the 21st century. ian lee, cbs news, london. >> and that's the "overnight news" for this tuesday. reporting from the nation's capital, i'm catherine herridge. this is cbs news flash. i'm elise preston in new york. president biden is expected to announce he'll release oil from the strategic petroleum reserve. a white house ofalrmed e mo will keep gas prices low during the holiday season. target announced it will now on, allowing employees time with their families. this is a major shift in how the retail giant operated for a decade. covid-19 forced the store to ose for the holiday last year, but sales remained high. and we'll soon learn the 2022 grammy nominations. tony bennett, lady gaga and olivia rodrigo are all expected to be nominees. you can watch the grammy awards right here on cbs in january.
for more news, download the news app on your cell phone or connecte it is 23, 2021. this is the cbs morning it is tuesday, november 23, 2021. this is the cbs morning news. waukesha mourns. a community remembers the people tragedy as new details emerge about the suspect criminal's past. >> and why there could be relief to gas prices. it wasn't kyle rittenhouse on trial, it was the right to self-defense on trial. good morning.